MAY 24, 2002
Red Bull project pushes ahead
DANNY SULLIVAN was much in evidence in the Formula 1 paddock in Monaco, continuing to wheel and deal to put together his plans for a scheme to find young American drivers to take to Formula 1. The project has the backing of Red Bull, which is looking to expand dramatically in the United States in the course of the next few years and wants to use Grand Prix racing as its main marketing tool.
Sullivan is currently looking at some of the candidates available in the United States. There was however bad news for one potential star last week when Formula Atlantic star Joey Hand crashed heavily while testing at Milwaukee and suffered back injuries which will put him out of action for the rest of the season. The 23-year-old Californian is being treated by Dr. Terry Trammell, CART's chief orthopedic consultant. Hand is expected to be in a brace for three months and will then need another three months before he can drive again.
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