"Currently there is a clause in all grand prix contracts which states that should legislation adversely affect the teams then we have the right to cancel the event," Bernie Ecclestone, head of the Formula One Constructors' Association, said. "At the moment, we have a lot more people who want races than we can accommodate."
n The Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello, who joined the Stewart-Ford team from Jordan last year, is learning new languages fast. "Last year, I worked with a French engineer and we kept making mistakes in understanding each other," he said. This season Stewart-Ford are using the new Bridgestone tyres, which means the drivers are working with Japanese tyre engineers.Reuse content