FERNANDO ALONSO has talked of his pairing with fellow Minardi driver Tarso Marques and praised the Brazilian for his pace.
BRITON Jenson Button said that he did not expect a major improvement in the performance of his Benetton in qualifying for the French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours.
MCLAREN team-boss Ron Dennis and Mercedes-Benz motorsport director Norbert Haug have backed Mika Hakkinen and claim that the he has not lost his competitive edge.
WORLD CHAMPION Michael Schumacher could become the first driver to wear a radical new crash helmet developed by motor racing's governing body, the FIA.
CANADIAN Jacques Villeneuve has criticized rival Michael Schumacher for his start tactics, which he claims are not in the spirit of the law.
FORMULA ONE designer Stephen Taylor has turned his back on the McLaren team by joining Jordan on Friday as their Head of Composites.
MICHELIN motorsport manager Pierre Dupasquier has disputed some reports that his company's tires do not perform as well in cold conditions.
ALAIN PROST, currently Grand Prix racings biggest winner, has said that German Michael Schumacher deserves to beat the record of 51 victories as the Ferrari driver aims to rack up a half-century of victories at Magny-Cours.
MICHAEL SCHUMACHER has indicated that beating Alain Prost's all-time race wins record this season is not at the top of his agenda as he focuses on trying to win his fourth world title.
FORMULA ONE testers Toyota finished yet another of their test days at the French circuit of Paul Ricard on Thursday as they prepare for their Grand Prix racing debut in 2002.
THE future of Asiatech engines remained uncertain on Thursday as the company remained tight-lipped as to who they will supply next season.
FORMULA ONE's governing body, the FIA, on Wednesday announced that a new ruling over the changing of cars before a Grand Prix will be introduced with immediate effect.
JENSON BUTTON could be switched to the Prost F1 team, which is set to use Peugeot-based Asiatech engines next season, as Benetton team boss Flavio Briatore tries to move teenager Fernando Alonso - whom he manages - into the former Benetton squad which becomes the official Renault works team next season.
THE downcast Jordan team has been given a knockdown by team boss Eddie Jordan as the ever exuberant Irishman battles to stem the continuation of a disappointing 2001 season.
THE legendary motor racing photographer Louis Klemantaski has died at the age of 89.
BRITISH AMERICAN RACING driver Olivier Panis has said he is not surprised by the recent resurgence in form from the BMW-Williams team this season.
FERRARI's sporting director Jean Todt indicated on Thursday that the future supply of engines to the Prost team is uncertain.
JEAN TODT has said he will step down from his post of sporting director at Ferrari when his current contract ends in 2004.
JOS VERSTAPPEN has demanded more improvements from the Arrows team after putting pen to paper on a new deal with the Leafield-based outfit.
BMW MOTORSPORT director Gerhard Berger has warned there is more to come from the already impressive Williams team this season.
MCLAREN driver David Coulthard has quashed reports that his team will once again struggle to match Ferrari at this weekend's French Grand Prix.
THE former general manager and team principal of the Minardi team Gian Carlo Minardi is the subject of an investigation by the Italian fiscal authorities.
SIR FRANK WILLIAMS last week signed Ralf Schumacher on a two-year, $15m a year, contract with BMW Williams.
DESPITE languishing dangerously close to the bottom of the championship table, Benetton's Jenson Button has taken time out to pay tribute to the efforts of Minardi, and in particular their young Spanish driver Fernando Alonso.
MIKA HAKKINEN has reiterated his desire to win Grands Prix as he bids to quash rumors that he could retire at the end of this season.
IRVINE has condemned the test drivers situation at Jaguar, declaring it less than ideal after the firing of Tomas Scheckter.
OLIVIER PANIS is confident that he will stay at the British American Racing team next season as he said that he already has a new contract to look at.
BRITON Jenson Button said he was surprised to be at the center of paddock gossip that suggested he could be on his way out of the Benetton team.
FORMULA ONE ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone will visit the Dutch circuit of Zandvoort before this year's Belgian Grand Prix to discuss the possibility of a race there following discussions with circuit boss Hans Ernst at last weekend's European Grand Prix.
EDDIE IRVINE has backed Williams to be challenging Ferrari for the world championship next year, increasing the battle between the Schumacher brothers.
ALAIN PROST has remained elusive on the future engine suppliers of his team as they were linked with the Asiatech power-unit for next season at last weekend's European Grand Prix.
MICHAEL SCHUMACHER has refused to dismiss the threat of the McLaren team despite strengthening his stranglehold on the championship at last weekend's European Grand Prix.
JENSON BUTTON has been offered to two rival teams by Benetton boss Flavio Briatore, it was claimed on Sunday.
DAVID COULTHARD is ready to play a patient game in his bid to catch and overtake championship leader Michael Schumacher to win his first title.
HEINZ-HARALD FRENTZEN will remain with Jordan next season, team-boss Eddie Jordan has confirmed.
WILLIAMS technical director Patrick Head said that Ralf Schumacher's race was destroyed after he received a 10-second stop-go penalty.
ARROWS team chief Tom Walkinshaw confirmed on Sunday that his team will not use Asiatech engines next season.
ARROWS announced on Saturday that Dutchman Jos Verstappen will remain with the team for the 2002 season after they exercised an option to keep him.
THE Arrows team will run Cosworth V10 engines next year. The deal, which is believed to be costing the team around $25m, is expected to be announced within the next few weeks.
JORDAN driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen on Saturday refused to comment on stories linking him to a move to the Toyota team for next season.
BRIDGESTONE director of motorsport Hiroshi Yasukawa has predicted that Goodyear will make it a three-way tire fight in Formula One in the future.
DAVID COULTHARD has said that he expects team orders to come into play with his McLaren team-mate Mika Hakkinen, but only when the time is right.
MERCEDES-BENZ motorsport director Norbert Haug hinted on Friday that the McLaren team are working on new contracts for their drivers Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard.
THE technical director of Honda's racing division has said the Japanese engine suppliers will continue to build power units for both Jordan and BAR next season.
A handful of deutchmarks buys you a drive in your road car round what has for generations was hailed as the most challenging grand prix circuit in the world, yet the old Nurburgring Nordschleife has not been used by formula one cars for 25 years since Niki Lauda was almost burnt to death after crashing his Ferrari in the 1976 German grand prix.
RALF SCHUMACHER confirmed on Friday that he has extended his contract with Williams to the end of the 2004 season.
THE Nurburgring circuit is to undergo a new facelift that will see the infamous Castrol Esses replaced by a purpose-built stadium section.
JORDAN driver Heinz Harald Frentzen and Sauber's Nick Heidfeld have both been declared fit to race at the European Grand Prix this weekend.
RALF SCHUMACHER is ready to commit his future to BMW-Williams after he said that he is in discussions over a new deal.
FERRARI driver Michael Schumacher has given his approval of the brake lights system that was tested at Silverstone recently.
BENETTON's director of engineering Pat Symonds has said the team's run of bad form cannot be blamed on one single component.
SOFTWARE company Temenos have joined up with the Sauber team as new sponsors.
MIKE GASCOYNE, technical director of Benetton, has said that the team will debut their launch control system in this weekend's European Grand Prix.
MCLAREN driver David Coulthard has admitted that Ferrari are currently better qualifiers than his team, but he is confident he can still beat his rivals.
A masterplan for the future of Silverstone was launched on Wednesday with Sir Jackie Stewart promising that the Northamptonshire circuit will become one of the best in the world.
THE paying spectator was vaulted to the top of the motor racing agenda today as Silverstone unveiled dramatic details of its five year plan to make the home of the British grand prix the best and most sophisticated formula one circuit in the world.
THERE is a certain amount of confusion in Britain today following the Queen's Speech, opening the new parliament.
WITH the current vogue amongst engine manufacturers being to supply more than team - in an effort to help balance the books and to gain a little more political power - it seems that BMW may now be considering expanding their engine supply to two teams next season.
THE Elf scandal in France has not ended yet, despite the jailing of a number of defendants in the first round of trials.
HEINZ-HARALD FRENTZEN is set to be cleared to race at this weekend's European Grand Prix after recovering from the headaches and dizziness that prevented him from racing in Canada.
AMERICA's most famous engineering school, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is considering a research program to reinvent the racing car. The MIT Media Laboratory's Car Consortium is currently involved in a project with architect Frank Gehry (who designed the new Guggenheim Museum in Bilboa, Spain) to rethink the concept of the automobile allowing for modern technologies developed at MIT.
JAPAN's Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., owner of the National, Panasonic, Technics and JVC brands, is expected to be named shortly as the major sponsor of Toyota's Formula 1 team, which will enter Grand Prix racing next season. Matsushita is expected to use F1 to promote the Panasonic name. The deal is expected to be announced later this year.
THE Sauber Formula One team have denied speculation in the German media that driver Nick Heidfeld will not race in this weekend's European Grand Prix.
BRIDGESTONE technical manager Hisao Suganuma is not expecting to experience any problems with tires in this weekend's European Grand Prix.
RALF SCHUMACHER is not targeting a second win in a row as he heads into this weekend's European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring because he does not believe the circuit will suit his Williams car.
SPANIARD Pedro de la Rosa is looking forward to further improvements to his Jaguar R2 before next weekend's European Grand Prix, but believes his team are suffering with poor facilities.
BRITISH AMERICAN RACING boss Craig Pollock is hoping to forget about last weekend's confrontation between Jacques Villeneuve and Juan Pablo Montoya after describing the incident as "a bit of a mix-up".
RED BULL, the energy drink company and current major sponsor of the Sauber team, have held meetings with Morgan Grenfell Private Equity bank over buying a 70 percent stake in the Arrows team, according to a report in the British press.
SIR JACKIE STEWART has revealed his fears that the British Grand Prix could be dropped from the calendar next year, in a report in a British Sunday tabloid newspaper.
JAGUAR team boss Bobby Rahal says he is happy with his current staff despite pushing to strengthen his design team with McLaren technical director Adrian Newey.
MICHAEL SCHUMACHER believes Scot David Coulthard is only in a fight for the championship because he has been riding his luck this year.
FORMER Formula One star Jackie Stewart has been given the honor of a British knighthood in the Queen's birthday honours on Saturday.
TOM WALKINSHAW has been very busy in recent days trying to decide what to do about engines next year.
THE European Commission's Competition Directorate has announced that its investigation into Formula 1 is complete and the changes made mean that the sport has been cleared of all questions.
FRANK WILLIAMS is hoping for more success from his team in the second half of the season, and he believes the key to this comes in the shape of Ralf Schumacher.
EDDIE JORDAN and Craig Pollock need to acquaint themselves with the F1 history books in order to gain a shrewd understanding of just what Honda might decide to do in terms of its future World Championship plans.
NARAIN KARTHIKEYAN started Thursday's testing at Silverstone as the first Indian driver to get behind the wheel of a Formula One car, but ended it in a spin.
FERRARI has replaced its clothing deal for next season, with American fashion label Tommy Hilfiger making way for the Fila sportwear brand in a three-year deal to 2005.
INDIAN Narain Karthikeyan has become the first person from his country to drive a Formula One car after he started testing for the Jaguar Racing team at Silverstone on Thursday.
MALAYSIAN driver Alex Yoong has confirmed that he has come to a deal with European Minardi, following a meeting between team manager Rupert Manwaring and the Malaysian Minister of Youth and Sports, Dato Hishammuddin.
JUAN PABLO MONTOYA, hailed by many as the best thing to happen to F1 in recent years, is now struggling and needs to reappraise his approach to the Grand Prix business.
JAGUAR RACING team principal Bobby Rahal has spoken for the first time since the conclusion of Jaguar's settlement with McLaren over the services of Adrian Newey - who will now remain at his present team until 2005 despite having agreed to go to Jaguar.
THE new Head And Neck Support (HANS) system was on trial at Silverstone on Thursday. Michael Schumacher used HANS while training and said it was impressive but still needed further development.
BRAZILIAN Ricardo Zonta is aiming for a regular race drive with the Jordan team after proving his worth in last weekend's Canadian Grand Prix.
EDDIE IRVINE will not test for Jaguar this week after a neck injury prevented him from testing at Silverstone on Tuesday.
EUROPEAN MINARDI will debut four of their Formula One style two-seater cars when they take to the track at Donington Park on Thursday.
THE future of Adrian Newey finally came to a close on Wednesday after his future was resolved in the High Court in London.
FRENCHMAN Olivier Panis topped the times in the second day of testing at Silverstone as he outpaced 18 rivals.
TOYOTA's Mika Salo returned to action as he ran for the first time since an enforced absence through injury when he completed the final day of an exclusive three-day test on Wednesday.
A "fundamentally idiotic human error" was blamed yesterday by McLaren's managing director for the sequence of events which left David Coulthard struggling with an ill-handling car in Sunday's Canadian grand prix after a large nut fell out of its front suspension just before the start of the race.
MERCEDES boss Norbert Haug is unconcerned that two of Formula One's major names are about to begin what is sure to be a long drawn out battle for the services of McLaren design ace Adrian Newey.
SAUBER driver Nick Heidfeld completed just four laps in testing at Silverstone on Tuesday before concerns over his health ended his spell in the car.
ITALIAN Jarno Trulli was quickest in the first day of a three-day test at Silverstone as he aims to end his season of disappointment.
DAVID COULTHARD has revealed that he had a problem with his McLaren car before the start of the Canadian Grand Prix and was considering withdrawal until an engine blow-out made the decision for him.
WILLIAMS' technical director Patrick Head has attempted to explain the bad form of Juan Pablo Montoya after he crashed out on lap 20 of yet another Grand Prix in Canada.
EDDIE IRVINE expressed his disappointment with his Jaguar's Michelin tires during the Canadian Grand Prix weekend, which ended with him crashing out on the second lap of the race.
JAGUAR RACING will go to the courts on Tuesday certain that the agreement they have with McLaren's Adrian Newey represents a legal contract, and team boss Bobby Rahal is confident of victory.
KIMI RAIKKONEN was delighted to equal his best ever Grand Prix finish with fourth in Canada, despite an early clash with stand-in Jordan driver Ricardo Zonta.
RON DENNIS spoke in public about the Adrian Newey affair for the first time on Saturday and made it clear he believes McLaren will win their High Court battle with Jaguar.
EDDIE IRVINE hit out in all directions during an amusing appraisal of various issues on Saturday after qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Adrian Newey, says he hopes that his friendship with Jaguar boss Bobby Rahal could still survive.
FIA race director Charlie Whiting has warned rival drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Jacques Villeneuve that they will face a two-race ban should their bitter feud continue.
RON DENNIS has said that neither he nor Norbert Haug threatened Enrique Bernoldi at the Monaco Grand Prix despite reports to the contrary, although he did admit that they had approached the driver after he held up their man David Coulthard.
FERRARI have been fined $10,000 after team mechanics were forced to illegally work on the stricken car of Rubens Barrichello in the pit-lane during qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix.
JORDAN driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen will not be competing in this year's Canadian Grand Prix due to illness.
CANADIAN Jacques Villeneuve had to be pulled away from Williams driver Juan Pablo Montoya in a drivers' briefing on Saturday when the pair clashed following a war of words.
RICARDO ZONTA has said that he extremely nervous as he prepares to take the driver's seat in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.
EVERYONE in Montreal was talking about Adrian Newey.
THE fight over McLaren technical director Adrian Newey intensified on Thursday in Canada as his current employers and Jaguar Racing issued new statements about his future in the sport.
BRITISH AMERICAN RACING driver Jacques Villeneuve's restaurant in Montreal has caused a stir after its official opening this week.
ADRIAN NEWEY, man who shook the sport last week by apparently signing a multi-million pound deal to move to Jaguar, then to change his mind and agree a similar deal to stay with McLaren, is staying back at base this weekend.
BRITISH AMERICAN RACING boss Craig Pollock says he has not been in contact with engine suppliers Honda over their future together for next season.
THE Inside F1 organization is pleased to announce the acquisition of the GrandPrix.com domain name on the World Wide Web. The existing InsideF1.com website will now be renamed GrandPrix.com.
ALLAN MCNISH put the Toyota Formula One car through its paces as the team completed a three-day testing session at the Imola circuit on Thursday.
ITALIAN racer Gianni Morbidelli has denied claims that he will replace Tarso Marques at Minardi after rumors that the Brazilian driver is out of favor with the team.
JAGUAR RACING team chief Bobby Rahal has used a quote from McLaren counterpart Ron Dennis as the tug-of-war over the services of technical director Adrian Newey stepped up a gear in Canada.
EDDIE IRVINE is hoping he and his Jaguar Racing team can solve a recurring steering problem on the R2 before Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.
JAGUAR boss Bobby Rahal is expecting his former driver Luciano Burti to improve with the Prost team in the future.
THE Canadian Grand Prix will see Heinz-Harald Frentzen return to the cockpit just one week after being forced to sit out a test session through repercussions of a crash.
FINN Mika Hakkinen is already counting down the races in this year's world championship hoping that he remains within mathematical possibility of re-gaining his world crown.
NIGEL MANSELL has been voted Britain's most favorite motor racing icon in a recent fans' poll.
DUBAI, which is battling with its neighboring Gulf states to be the center of the tourist business in the region, and which is expected to bid for a Grand Prix, has just announced a major new program to build two resort islands, shaped like palm trees.
LUCA BADOER was watched by the president of the European Commission Romano Prodi as he put the Ferrari F2001 through it's paces at Fiorano on Monday.
AFTER its split with Firestone, the Ford Motor Company has announced a major new tire supply deal with the US subsidiary of Germany's Continental AG. Continental is now Ford's biggest supplier in the United States and in Europe.
ARROWS driver Jos Verstappen will aim to repeat last year's performance in the Canadian Grand Prix when he returns to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve this weekend.
BENETTON sponsor Marconi is rumored to be the target for a takeover bid by the giant US technology company Cisco Systems.
DEREK WRIGHT, the editor of the British magazine FORMULA 1 NEWS, died on Friday afternoon.
THE Jaguar Racing team confirmed on Monday that they are considering legal action against the McLaren team and technical director Adrian Newey.
JAGUAR RACING boss Bobby Rahal has not had much to smile about this week with the disastrous outcome of Jaguar's bid to hire Adrian Newey.
RENAULT SPORT boss Patrick Faure has hit back over allegations that the French manufacturer has bitten off more than it can chew by making its return to the sport with a radical wide-angle engine.
THE Sauber team could hold an advantage at this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix, according to Bridgestone tire technical manager Hisao Suganuma.
HAVING completed its third test at the Circuit Paul Ricard, former home of the French Grand Prix, Toyota has packed up its Formula 1 test team to sample a new circuit.
BMW-WILLIAMS drivers Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya have altered their targets as the season wears on, and both men will be happy just to finish this Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.
FERRARI finalized their pre-Canadian Grand Prix testing at Fiorano on Saturday with Luca Badoer in action.
THERE are signs that the car manufacturers in Formula 1 are moving towards multiple engine supplies.
JAGUAR CEO Bobby Rahal made it abundantly clear yesterday (Saturday) that Adrian Newey's decision to stay at McLaren - only two days after agreeing to join Jaguar - is not a matter that will be quickly forgotten by his team.
WILLIAMS driver Juan Pablo Montoya topped the times in the final day of testing at Monza on Friday but he was hampered by an oil pressure problem.
IN a bizarre reversal, Adrian Newey has confirmed that he will be staying with the McLaren-Mercedes team - after Jaguar Racing had announced on Friday morning that the designer would be joining the team when his current contract was up in August of 2002.
SAUBER driver Kimi Raikkonen's fourth place finish in Austria has been allowed to stand after British American Racing's protest against the result was rejected by the FIA.
ADRIAN NEWEY will stay at McLaren until the middle of 2005.
TOYOTA completed the third test of their Formula One challenger at the Paul Ricard circuit on Friday as Scot Allan McNish completed more than 200 laps during a four-day workout.
BRITISH AMERICAN RACING will, on Saturday, hear the result of their appeal against an overtaking move by Sauber's Kimi Raikkonen in the Austrian Grand Prix.
THE Ferrari team underwent a morning test session at their private test track of Fiorano on Friday to complete work on their chassis before sending them to Montreal.
JAGUAR RACING today confirmed that it has signed a contract with McLaren-Mercedes technical director Adrian Newey to join the Ford-owned team in August 2002.
A costly and protracted legal action between car makers Ford and DaimlerChrysler was in prospect tonight after a major row over the future of top formula one car designer Adrian Newey with whom both the McLaren and Jaguar grand prix teams believe they have signed a contract.
THE proposed move of Adrian Newey to Jaguar has started a war of words with McLaren with both teams claiming to have secured his services.