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FEBRUARY 21, 2004

The fate of Tomas Enge

A couple of years ago Tomas Enge was an aspiring Grand Prix driver, he had some races with Prost Grand Prix and was looking forward to establishing himself as the first Eastern European Grand Prix driver. But at the Hungarian GP in 2002 Enge tested positive to a drugs test and ultimately lost the FIA International Formula 3000 title as a result of his disqualification from the Hungarian GP. Last year he struggled to find a drive in single-seaters and had to make do with racing in sports car events. This week the Czech driver was out testing for the new Ma-Con Formula 3000 team at Jerez, the team keen to use his experience to get a set-up for the season. But Enge will not be racing in F3000 this year. He has a deal to take part in the Czech national rally championship with Subaru.

In the testing at Jerez Jose-Maria Lopez has led the way to date for Coloni but Arden's Vitantonio Liuzzi and Robert Doornbos have been close behind.