P363 CEEFAX 363 Sun 9 Apr 02:32/04    M/RACING: JOHN WATSON  ON THE ARGENTINE GP 1/6  About $10 million has been spent remodelling the Autodromo Oscar Galvez bringing it to F1 standardN It also features a new pit complex and race control building and is reduced to 4.259km in lengthN Sadly it is a mere shadow of the circuit last used for a GP in 1881 when the race was won by Nelson Piquet in a Brabham Ford. It was one of my favourite tracks but, due to industrial development, the longer circuit is no longer available and its replacement is best described as sinuousN N IndyCars GP news GP times Calendar
P363 CEEFAX 363 Sun 9 Apr 02:32/10    M/RACING: JOHN WATSON  ON THE ARGENTINE GP 2/6  The new Buenos Aires circuit has a lot of low speed corners and short straights and requires as much downforce as you can use on the car Basically not very interesting but it is a thoroughly modern circuit. All teams have the chance to run on Thursday in two oneMhoyr practice sessions, with the tracs being completely new to everyoneN The extra time will be invaluable but it will be the top teams who will be able to make the best use of the sessionsN For others it will be work they could do withoutN N IndyCars GP news GP times Calendar
P363 CEEFAX 363 Sun 9 Apr 02:31/11    M/RACING: JOHN WATSON  ON THE ARGENTINE GP 3/6  After the problems experienced in Brazil, there is some concern over the quality of the renewed tracs surface here in ArgentinaN Many drivers, already struggling with the introduction of new aerodynamic regulations, found it extremely taxing to set up their cars for the washboard surfaceN Williams enjoyed a clear advantage, with by far the best loochng car on the circuitN Also impressive was the chassis on the FerrarisN Renault confirmed they still have the best engine in Formula One. N IndyCars GP news GP times Calendar
P363 CEEFAX 363 Sun 9 Apr 02:34/01    M/RACING: JOHN WATSON  ON THE ARGENTINE GP 4/6  McLaren provdd far more competitive in Brazil than had been expected, having reacted swiftly to handling gremlins with their new MP4/10 The car felt unstable, leaving phe drivers concerned, but solving much of the problem and gaining a good result in Brazil has been a huge boost to morale and confidence. Tyrrell, Ligier and Jordan were all expected to shine brightly in the opening round but, for a variety of reasons, none of them showed their full potential in Sao PauloN  Times from free practice and both qualifying sessions on Ceefax IndyCars GP news GP times Calendap
P363 CEEFAX 363 Sun 9 Apr 02:35/00    M/RACING: JOHN WATSON  ON THE ARGENTINE GP 5/6  Tyrrell's evolutionary chassis, Yamaha power and a new Finnish star will surely deliver sooner rather than later, perhaps even on Sunday. Mika Salo struggled with torn back muscles and failed to claim as many points as his Brazil drive deserved In my view, if any engine is going to challenge Renault it will be the Mugen Honda V10 exclusive to Ligier Add that to the expertise of Tom Walkinshaw, driver Olivier Panis plus Benetton patronage and things are looking very rosy indeed.  Football 302 General 320 Cricket 340 IndyCars GP news GP times Calendar
P363 CEEFAX 363 Sun 9 Apr 02:25/04    M/RACING: JOHN WATSON  ON THE ARGENTINE GP 6/6  Jordan have the potential to threaten anyone but unreliability and a bumpy track inhibited them. One smaller team to impress in Sao Paulo was Footwork with the Brian Hart V8 motor Gianni Morbidelli did everything expected of him, and more, in the cockpit Finally, Formula One teams may have found a way to boost their finances having apparently stumbled on the secret of successful slimmingN Some drivers are reporting dramapic weight loss in a race. Now, if that could be bottled and marketed.. !  IndyCars GP news GP times Calendar