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JULY 5, 2006

Ide joins Formula Nippon

Yuji Ide, who was forced out of Formula 1 when the FIA decided to take away his superlicence, is to return to racing this weekend in the Formula Nippon. He will be driving for the DoCoMo Dandelion team for the remaining six races of the year.

"I have not given up hope on returning to Formula 1, but for now what I need to do is to concentrate on the races that lie ahead and perform well," says Ide. "I apologise to all my fans who have been worried for me and I hope that they continue to support me in the future."