DECEMBER 12, 2000
Motive power at Minardi
Minardi owner Gabriele Rumi says that the engine announcement will be a surprise and the latest suggestion we have heard is that the team could use Nissan-badged engines as Minardi would then, in effect, become a second team for Renault. It remains to be seen who will own the team but our sources continue to say that an American investment bank is the most likely.
The team is expected to announce a Michelin tire deal shortly.