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TOYOTA HAVE been given the green light from Formula One organisers to make their debut as a full team. The Japanese firm revealed in a statement issued yesterday that the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile has "certified Toyota to fill the 12th slot".

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Motor racing: Formula One chance for McRae

COLIN McRAE, the former world rally champion, has been offered a drive in Formula One. The 30-year-old Scot, who is set for victory today in the Rally of Portugal, will test drive a Stewart Formula One car later this year and could eventually make the switch to grand prix racing.

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Motor racing: Stewart hopeful of a better showing

JACKIE STEWART met the challenge of the age, intensified by the birth of the brash, upbeat British American Racing team, with a proclamation of renewed optimism yesterday. The Stewart Ford team unveiled the car that carries their hopes into a third Formula One World Championship season where the snipers lay in wait. Last year they under-achieved.

Motor sport: McRae finds a new focus with pounds 6m move to Ford

COLIN McRAE is to end his six-year partnership with Subaru at the end of this season and join Ford for a fee reported to be approaching pounds 6m a year, catapulting him into the earnings bracket of Formula One drivers like Damon Hill.

Rallying: McRae happy with third position

Colin McRae is looking forward to the second round of the World Rally Championship in Sweden next month after his completing his best- ever Monte Carlo Rally yesterday. The Scot finished third in his Subaru behind Spain's Carlos Sainz in the opening event of the year.

RAC Rally: McRae and Makinen eager to end psychological sparring

Tommi Makinen goes into the Network Q RAC rally, which starts tomorrow, needing only sixth place to retain his world title. Colin McRae, his only rival, must win his third RAC, with Makinen out of the first six, to deprive the Finn.

RAC Rally; McRae and Makinen eager to end psychological sparring

Tommi Makinen goes into the Network Q RAC rally, which starts tomorrow, needing only sixth place to retain his world title. Colin McRae, his only rival, must win his third RAC, with Makinen out of the first six, to deprive the Finn.

Rallying: Burns' talent may be decisive force in RAC Rally and title ra ce

The young British driver, Richard Burns, could play a key role in the destiny of the 1997 World Rally Championship. And a good performance, as he tells Derick Allsop, would mark him out as a future winner of the event.
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