AUGUST 11, 2002
Today at Donington Park...
...there is going to be a lot of fun for the Minardi team and for Formula 1 race fans. The second Thunder in the Park will allow fans to get close to Formula 1 cars and people. The on-track action will include a high-speed "parade" of the Formula 1 two-seaters and there will be pit stop demonstrations.
But while all this is going on Minardi team boss Paul Stoddart has some serious business to do as well as he must decide whether or not to replace Alex Yoong, the team's second driver.
"I'll be seeing Paul at Donington and we will talk about Hungary then," said Yoong. "I don't think he'll make a decision till after the weekend. Paul has always been fair to me and whatever happens we have to make the best decision for the team."
Whatever happens Yoong will be travelling with the team to Hungary.
"If I'm not in the car, it's still my responsibility to be there to help the team in what ever way I can," he said. "I am still employed by the team even if I'm not racing."
Meanwhile Bryan Herta has had his first run in a Minardi, doing a handful of laps between pit stop demonstrations in the course of Saturday's activities.
"Hopefully, it could ultimately lead to something else," said Herta. "Now I've driven a Formula 1 car once I want to do some more."
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