OCTOBER 13, 1997

No change at Stewart

AS expected Jackie Stewart has reconfirmed that his drivers in 1998 will be Rubens Barrichello and Jan Magnussen. Both have long-term contracts with the Milton Keynes-based team and it is entirely logical to maintain stability by keeping the same driver pairing. Barrichello did what was expected of him this year, scoring the team's first World Championship points with second place at Monaco. Magnussen has struggled but in recent races has begun to show better form. The team is not expected to nominate a test driver until midway through next year when it will have a test team up-and-running.