SEPTEMBER 12, 2002
Enge in trouble?
The FIA is refusing to say what the illegal substance involved may be but the regulations state that the substances are those that appear on the International Olympic Committee's list. There are hundreds drugs on the list but very few of them would have any positive effect on the performance of a racing driver.
The rules also state that tests will be carried out for alcohol, marijuana and beta blockers. If traces of one of these has been found in Enge's sample from Hungary the Czech driver is likely to be in very serious trouble and could face a variety of serious sanctions from the FIA.
Enge has been a leading Formula 3000 competitor for the last couple of years and raced in F1 for the Prost team last season.