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JULY 18, 2003

Fisichella and Sauber

There are rumors in Formula 1 circles that Giancarlo Fisichella is talking to Sauber about a deal for next year. Fisichella was is under contract to Jordan but because of the recent financial constraints a deal was struck which gives Fisichella a smaller salary but part of the car to fill with his own sponsors. This explains the recent deal with the Sicilian tourist board which appeared on the nose of the Jordan. The status of the contract in 2004 is therefore questionable. The big question is whether or not there will be a vacancy at Sauber as the Swiss team would probably like to keep one driver next year, in order to maintain some technical stability. Nick Heidfeld has been linked with Jaguar Racing but there are also rumors linking Justin Wilson with the second Jaguar Racing. Wilson however has also been linked to the second drive at British American Racing.