NOVEMBER 9, 1998

No change at Minardi?

GIANCARLO MINARDI says that his F1 team will probably stick with the same drivers next year and has confirmed that even if there is not a Grand Prix in Argentina Esteban Tuero will remain with the team. It is still to be decided whether Shinji Nakano will remain as Tuero's team-mate but the Japanese driver is well-connected and should be able to swing a deal which will keep him in F1. Other drivers who are said to be interested in a Minardi drive are Brazilians Ricardo Rosset and Tarso Marques and Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa, although he is expected to get a job with Arrows.

Minardi is to continue its policy of testing up and coming young drivers and is planning to run Spaniard Marc Gene and Dutchman Donny Crevels - the new Italian Formula 3 Champion - at the start of December.