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Webber Aims to Follow Lead of Australian Idols

Australia's Mark Webber, who will switch from Jaguar to Williams next year, says he will draw on his nation's former World Champions Alan Jones and Jack Brabham to inspire his title bid.

Raikkonen Feels No Extra Pressure

Kimi Raikkonen will start the Formula One season this week as one of the biggest threats to a seventh world title for German Michael Schumacher, but Finland's "Iceman" is typically cool about being the number one contender.

Grapevine: Sheene's Widow to Wave Flag in Melbourne

Barry Sheene's widow Stephanie will wave the chequered flag when the winner crosses the finish line at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne next month.

Webber: Pizzonia's Poor Form a Burden on Jaguar

The poor form of Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia in Formula One this season has been frustrating and a burden on Jaguar, according to teammate Mark Webber.

Grapevine: Oz Organisers Against Move of Tennis Match

Australian Open chiefs are welcoming a possible shift from January to March for the tennis grand slam tournament, but their Formula One counterparts are furious at the suggestion.

Teams Working Together Unlikely, Says Schumacher

Ferrari's World Champion Michael Schumacher believes a scenario suggested by McLaren driver David Coulthard that smaller teams could assist a bigger rival under new qualifying rules is unfair and unlikely.

Da Matta Leans on Montoya for Advice

Toyota's Brazilian driver Cristiano da Matta has sought advice from former CART champion Juan Pablo Montoya as he wrestles with the transition to Formula One this year.

Interview: Webber Ready for Home Race

Jaguar's Mark Webber believes rule changes for Formula One's 2003 season will lessen Michael Schumacher's dominance, but will not be enough to prevent the German from winning a record sixth World Championship.

Interview: Pizzonia Takes it Easy in Melbourne

Jaguar's Antonio Pizzonia knows little about the track that will host his Formula One debut next week, but he has seen enough to realise where the most danger lies.

Webber Supports Changes but Sees Ferrari Still Strong

New Jaguar driver Mark Webber said on Monday he supported Formula One's bid to enliven qualifying but added top performers like World Champion Michael Schumacher would remain able to dominate on merit.

Ralf Not Ruling Out Ferrari Win Despite Old Car

Williams driver Ralf Schumacher believes it is too early to tell if Ferrari have made a mistake by deciding to run with last year's car in Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Toyota will Take No Prisoners, Says McNish

Toyota would be taking no prisoners in their Formula One debut in this week's Australian Grand Prix, Toyota driver Allan McNish said on Monday.

Interview: Webber Feels No Extra Pressure

Australia's Mark Webber feels under no more pressure than any other driver, even though he is preparing to make his Formula One debut at the season-opening race in Melbourne on March 3rd.

Coroner Report Criticises Australian Organisers

Australian Formula One Grand Prix organisers failed to properly manage the risk to marshals at last year's race in which a track official was killed by flying debris, an Australian coroner said on Friday.

Rival F1 Series a 'Lifetime Away', Says Official

Speculation that Formula One's top teams might form a rival circuit is a lot of talk and any such move is "a lifetime away", an Australian motor racing official said on Friday.

Grapevine: Williams Teammates Say All is Peachy

Williams Formula One team mates Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya have laughed off reports they don't get on.

Finishing Race Will be Enough, Says Stoddart

Minardi's new boss Paul Stoddart said on Wednesday that if one of his two drivers finishes the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday it will be like winning a world championship.