MARCH 3, 2005

Minardi will not run this morning

Minardi is not running the first practice session for the Australian Grand Prix because Ferrari continues to refuse to sign to let the team run. Paul Stoddart met the FIA Stewards this morning to discuss the situation and then told the media that he has the agreement of the other teams, including Jordan and Red Bull but that Ferrari is continuing to block his involvement in the race.

"It's stupidity," said Stoddart.