FEBRUARY 13, 2003
Stoddart looking for help
"We just need an agreement. It's nice to talk about it, but talking doesn't pay the bills," said the Minardi boss. "The commitment made in January was that there would be ten teams in Melbourne. If you go below ten the whole thing looks very Mickey Mouse."
Minardi is paying for their Cosworth engine supply this year, and has yet to sign a deal for a tire supply for 2003. It was reported that Bridgestone, the team's chosen supplier, wants a seven figure sum of money up front for tires for the coming season.