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JULY 3, 2003

BAR cars impounded

The three British American Racing Formula 1 cars have been seized by the French authorities in relation to the dispute between the team and the Monaco-based PPGI company, which claims that BAR owes it over $3m in commission on a sponsorship deal in 1997.

The local police have impounded the cars and a solution must now be found before they can be run. Team boss David Richards is due to arrive at Magny-Cours shortly to try to sort out the problem. The team is expected to make an announcement later this evening but at the moment there is no official comment at all.