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NOVEMBER 6, 2004

Da Matta pops up in Mexico City

Cristiano da Matta was in Mexico City to watch the showdown of the Champ Car World Series between Newman Haas Racing team mates Sebastien Bourdais and Bruno Junqueira. Da Matta confirmed that he is trying to find backing to run a third Newman Haas car in 2005 and says that this is his intention. The team can run three cars if the money can be found for the former CART champion.

Da Matta told American pressmen that he has enjoyed having three months off after his split with the Toyota F1 team but now he wants to get back to racing and he wants to be racing in Champ Car as he has no real taste for the ovals on offer from rival Indy Racing League.