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APRIL 5, 2003

Minardi to expand to three cars in Imola

The Minardi team will be running test driver Matteo Bobbi in a third car during the testing sessions on Friday at Imola. It is believed that Bobbi is paying for the opportunity to test. At the moment only Renault is running three cars in the testing sessions with Jordan and Jaguar both staying with two cars because of budgetary considerations. Stoddart has made it clear that he is willing to run a third car whenever he can find a local driver willing to pay for the opportunity to test in front of the F1 teams.