Sporting Digest: Motor Racing

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The Independent Online
Karel van Miert, the European Competition commissioner, yesterday accused FIA, motorsport's ruling body, of abusing its position and warned that his organisation would not surrender to bullying. The commissioner referred to moves to circumvent the Belgian law forbidding tobacco advertising from 1 January 1999. FIA has said that if this is enforced it will remove the Belgian Grand Prix from the Formula One calendar.

Craig Wilson has joined the Williams Formula One team from Tyrrell to become Heinz-Harald Frentzen's race engineer for the 1998 season.