SEPTEMBER 1, 2002
Al-Waleed comes to Belgium
Prince Khaled al Waleed turned up for the Belgian GP at Spa and after coutesy calls to Bernie Ecclestone and McLaren the Prince settled down for a meeting with Minardi's boss Paul Stoddart. Stoddart has been talking to al Waleed's emissary Brendan McGuinness about a possible purchase of the team but the talks have not got anywhere in recent weeks. Stoddart was kept busy as there was also a second group of potential buyers.