Tobacco fights back
Honda F1 website
Honda website

FEBRUARY 3, 1997

Tobacco fights back

THE tobacco industry in the United States is fighting back against recent moves to ban all tobacco sponsorship of sporting events - which can only be good news for the future of Grand Prix racing in America.

Last week Democratic Representative Bart Gordon of Tennessee - an important tobacco-producing state - introduced a bill in the House of Representatives seeking to exempt motor racing from any new regulations.

Under the plans being formulated by the Food & Drug Administration tobacco companies would only be allowed to use their corporate names rather than the names of cigarette brands they sell. Thus Marlboro would have to be replaced by "Philip Morris" and Camel and Winston by "RJ Reynolds".

Other stories for FEBRUARY 3, 1997

PROST AND THE FRENCH

PORTUGAL IS ON!

RON DENNIS ON THE MP4-12

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: WILLIAMS-RENAULT FW19

PATRICK HEAD ON THE FW19

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: JORDAN-PEUGEOT 197

... BUT FRANCE WAITS

WILLIAMS TO USE MECACHROME V10S

THE SCRABBLE FOR ENGINES BEGINS

JORDAN BLOCKING LIGIER SALE

TOBACCO FIGHTS BACK

ACTION IN BARCELONA

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: MCLAREN-MERCEDES MP4-12

GARY ANDERSON ON THE 197

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: BENETTON-RENAULT B197

GABRIELE TREDOZI ON THE M197

NICK WIRTH ON THE B197

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: LIGIER-MUGEN HONDA JS45

LOIC BIGOIS ON THE JS45

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: TYRRELL-FORD 025

MIKE GASCOYNE ON THE 025

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: MINARDI-HART M197