Formula 1 flashback: Minardi's greatest day

Formula 1 flashback: Minardi's greatest day

Throughout the 2014 season, GPUpdate.net will be publishing a special Formula 1 flashback in the run up to each event. For the Australian Grand Prix edition, we conversed with former Minardi team boss and popular paddock figure Paul Stoddart, who oversaw Mark Webber's sensational fifth place finish in 2002. Read more…

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  1. Thursday 13 March 2014

  2. Formula 1 flashback: Minardi's greatest day 09:00

    Formula 1 flashback: Minardi's greatest day

    Throughout the 2014 season, GPUpdate.net will be publishing a special Formula 1 flashback in the run up to each event. For the Australian Grand Prix edition, we…

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  3. Wednesday 13 March 2013

  4. Melbourne memories: Webber's debut, 2002 05:00

    Melbourne memories: Webber's debut, 2002

    Mark Webber made a stunning Formula 1 debut on home soil in 2002, finishing fifth at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

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  5. Sunday 13 May 2012

  6. Giovanni Minardi congratulates victorious Maldonado 16:02

    Giovanni Minardi congratulates victorious Maldonado

    Shortly after Pastor Maldonado won the Spanish Grand Prix, a press release was issued by Minardi from Italy. The Formula 1 minnows, who competed in the sport…

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  7. Monday 9 April 2012

  8. Shanghai Memories: Pre-race crash in 2005 13:00

    Shanghai Memories: Pre-race crash in 2005

    A dramatic end to a poor season for Michael Schumacher as he turns into Christijan Albers' Minardi heading to the grid for the 2005 Chinese Grand Prix.…

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  9. Thursday 14 April 2011

  10. Shanghai Memories: Schumacher and Albers collide, 2005 00:00

    Shanghai Memories: Schumacher and Albers collide, 2005

    The Chinese Grand Prix of 2005 featured one of Formula 1's strangest incidents in recent years. Coasting out of the pits to the grid, Michael Schumacher's…

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  11. Tuesday 31 January 2006

  12. 10:07

    Minardi returns to racing

    In 2006 the Minardi name won't be gone from the racing tracks. In the Euro 3000 series Minardi will cooperate with the Italian team 'Italian GP Racing' under…

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  13. Monday 19 December 2005

  14. 05:00

    Minardi founder leaves team

    Gian Carlo Minardi, the founder of the Minardi F1 team, has left Red Bull's Toro Rosso team despite Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz saying when he acquired…

    F1
  15. Friday 25 November 2005

  16. 12:38

    New rules killed Minardi

    According to Paul Stoddart it is impossible for small teams to survive in Formula 1. The Australian former F1 team boss drove the last laps in a Minardi on…

    F1
  17. Thursday 24 November 2005

  18. 17:53

    Stoddart drives last ever lap for Minardi

    In wintery sunshine, the Minardi F1 Team today made its last on-track appearance, Team Principal for the past five years, Paul Stoddart, and official tester…

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  19. 17:17

    Photos - Minardi's final Formula 1 test

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  20. Wednesday 23 November 2005

  21. 19:54

    Katherine Legge impressively quick at Vallelunga

    British driver, Katherine Legge today successfully completed a 27-lap test for the Minardi F1 Team at the Autodromo Vallelunga. The 25-year-old was on track…

    F1
  22. 14:18

    Photos - Katherine Legge Minardi test

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  23. Tuesday 22 November 2005

  24. 21:59

    Katherine Legge tests Minardi

    The Minardi F1 set about the second day of its last ever test today at Vallelunga, Italy. DrivIng the Minardi Cosworth PS05 chassis today were Chanoch Nissany…

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  25. 10:00

    Minardi sold for $75 million

    Former formula one team owner Paul Stoddart sold Minardi for around the (US)$75 million mark. Melbourne's 'The Age' newspaper interviewed the locally-born…

    F1
  26. 09:28

    Minardi fire last ever test

    A swathe of formula one rookies are helping Minardi to round out a 21-year history this week. The little Faenza based team previously owned by Paul Stoddart…

    F1
  27. 01:00

    Photos - Minardi testing at Vallelunga

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  28. Monday 21 November 2005

  29. 17:37

    Minardi starts last ever test

    The Minardi F1 Team today commenced the final test of its 21-year history, at the Autodromo Vallelunga, near Rome. The Faenza squad passed into Red Bull…

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  30. Wednesday 16 November 2005

  31. 13:00

    Legge to test next week

    Katherine Legge will reportedly test Minardi's 2005 car next Tuesday and Wednesday. Following the announcement last month that the 25-year-old Briton, who races…

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  32. Wednesday 2 November 2005

  33. 11:56

    Red Bull and Minardi did business before

    When Dietrich Mateschitz bought the Minardi F1 team a number of weeks ago it wasn't the first time he bought a race team from Paul Stoddart. In 2003 the…

    F1
  34. Tuesday 1 November 2005

  35. 13:40

    Red Bull confirms Tost as team boss

    Red Bull has confirmed that Franz Tost will take on the role of team principal of the Squadra Toro Rosso (formerly Minardi), as from 1st January 2006. The…

    F1
  36. 04:30

    Stoddart hands over the keys

    Paul Stoddart completed the sale of Minardi to Red Bull at the team's Faenza factory on Monday. The move brings to an end Stoddart's five-year foray in Formula…

    F1
  37. Monday 31 October 2005

  38. 07:00

    Exclusive interview with Christijan Albers

    In March Christijan Albers made his Formula One debut with Minardi. Although he would never be in with a chance of winning a race or scoring regular points…

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  39. Friday 28 October 2005

  40. 18:18

    Paul Stoddart sad to see Minardi go

    With the sale of the Minardi to Red Bull due to be concluded on Monday, October 31, the team principal for the past five years, Paul Stoddart, took his time to…

    F1
  41. 11:48

    Webber: "Keep the faith with Minardi staff"

    Mark Webber has urged Red Bull to 'keep the faith' with his old mates at Minardi's Faenza factory. The Australian, who today drives for Williams, started his…

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  42. Thursday 27 October 2005

  43. 15:31

    Five drivers to test Minardi

    The Minardi F1 Team today confirmed further details of the driver line-up for its forthcoming Vallelunga test, scheduled for November 21-24. In addition to the…

    F1
  44. 15:00

    Bernie didn't buy Minardi

    Paul Stoddart says Bernie Ecclestone didn't actually inject a single dollar into his ailing grand prix team in 2003. Two years ago, the Australian's ailing…

    F1
  45. Wednesday 26 October 2005

  46. 14:30

    Minardi's big mistake

    Gian Carlo Minardi says he regrets giving the 'Minardi' name to Paul Stoddart when he sold his formula one team five years ago. The Italian and Faenza based…

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  47. Wednesday 19 October 2005

  48. 18:02

    Albers hits out at Doornbos

    Since Robert Doornbos joined his compatriot Christijan Albers at Minardi the two have had an uneasy relationship. Albers and Doornbos aren't the best of friends…

    F1
  49. 10:27

    Minardi confirm date for Kathrine's F1 test

    As reported on Tuesday Kathrine Legge will test a Minardi Cosworth, making her the first woman in fifteen years to seriously test a Formula One car. The Minardi…

    F1
  50. Monday 17 October 2005

  51. 11:01

    Schumi reprimanded over pre-race shunt

    Michael Schumacher's awkward 2005 finale in Shanghai ended with an official stewards' reprimand. The FIA-backed troupe in China found Schumacher, Ferrari's…

    F1
  52. Sunday 16 October 2005

  53. 13:13

    Minardi says good bye

    In the final race of an illustrious 21-year history of competing in the FIA Formula One World Championship, the Minardi F1 Team did what it has always done, and…

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  54. 08:38

    Albers and Schumacher collide on way to grid

    Christijan Albers and Michael Schumacher have collided on their way to the grid. As Albers tried to pass the Ferrari driver, the two had contact. Both drivers…

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  55. Saturday 15 October 2005

  56. 18:00

    A parting shot or three

    There are a lot of 'lasts' taking place at formula one's Shanghai circuit this weekend. Paul Stoddart will host a farewell barbeque in the Chinese paddock on…

    F1
  57. 13:19

    Minardi's last qualifying

    The final qualifying session of the 2005 Formula One season saw Minardi F1 Team driver, Christijan Albers, secure 18th position on the grid for tomorrow's…

    F1
  58. Friday 14 October 2005

  59. 12:35

    Minardi's final Friday practice

    The opening practice sessions for the 2005 Chinese Grand Prix got under way today at the Shanghai International Circuit with Minardi F1 Team drivers Robert…

    F1
  60. Thursday 13 October 2005

  61. 14:30

    Stoddart set for exciting new job

    Exiting formula one team boss Paul Stoddart may re-emerge in one of motor sport's top jobs, according to paddock speculation. The Australian 'Herald Sun…

    F1
  62. Wednesday 12 October 2005

  63. 06:00

    Safety first!

    We had a pretty exciting race in Japan. The fire we had during my second pit stop was pretty big. My arm and right glove caught fire but my overalls protected…

    F1
  64. Tuesday 11 October 2005

  65. 16:30

    No Friday drive for Kubica

    Poland's Robert Kubica will not drive the third Minardi car on Friday in Shanghai after failing to achieve a mandatory FIA 'super license'. Instead, the newly…

    F1
  66. 14:00

    Alonso laments Minardi exit

    World champion Fernando Alonso will lament the disappearance of the 'Minardi' name from formula one pitlane next year. With Paul Stoddart's sale of the…

    F1
  67. Monday 10 October 2005

  68. 07:00

    Kubica drive in doubt

    Robert Kubica's hopes of driving the third Minardi car at Shanghai in a week have taken a hit because the Polish driver has not yet won an FIA super license.…

    F1
  69. Sunday 9 October 2005

  70. 11:46

    Pit problems for Minardi

    Minardi drivers Robert Doornbos and Christijan Albers started today's Japanese Grand Prix in strong enough fashion, having climbed to 14th and 12th places…

    F1
  71. Saturday 8 October 2005

  72. 10:45

    Albers sets strong performance at Suzuka

    Both Minardi drivers scored their best grid position ever in Saturday's qualifying session at Suzuka. Thanks to the mixed weather conditions Christijan Albers…

    F1
  73. Friday 7 October 2005

  74. 11:12

    Minardi looks forward to drier times

    Practice for the penultimate Grand Prix of the FIA Formula One World Championship season got under way at the Suzuka Circuit today with Minardi F1 Team drivers…

    F1
  75. Wednesday 5 October 2005

  76. 16:00

    Going to Japan

    In Brazil we had a pretty good race. I got the maximum out of the car and I don't think we can complain with the result with had at Interlagos. Next is Japan…

    F1
  77. 10:25

    'Doors remain open for Gian Carlo Minardi'

    Minardi founder Gian Carlo Minardi could be retained by Red Bull after the drinks company takes over the team from Paul Stoddart on the first of November.…

    F1
  78. Friday 30 September 2005

  79. 10:58

    Polish driver to take Minardi's third seat

    According to Robert Kubica he will be in Minardi's third car in Friday's free practice sessions in China in two weeks time. The Polish driver is currently…

    F1
  80. Thursday 29 September 2005

  81. 16:07

    Mateschitz: "Minardi will stay in Faenza"

    Red Bull boos Dietrich Mateschitz has said that the Minardi team will not be moved out of Faenza, Italy. Rumours suggested the team would be taken out of Italy…

    F1
  82. Wednesday 28 September 2005

  83. 10:44

    Minardi on Michelin tyres?

    Although Williams and Toyota are off to Bridgestone next year, tyre rival Michelin could be set to find another F1 partner in 2006 -- Minardi. It is understood…

    F1
  84. Monday 26 September 2005

  85. 00:54

    Albers shows Minardi's pace in Brazil

    It was smiles and handshakes all round in the Minardi F1 Team garage at the conclusion of today's Brazilian Grand Prix, not only for the gritty drive that…

    F1
  86. Saturday 24 September 2005

  87. 11:21

    Photos - Doornbos celebrated 24th birthday (cake fight!)

    F1
  88. 00:05

    Minardi finds form at Interlagos

    The Minardi F1 Team arrived in Sao Paulo optimistic of a strong performance in this Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix. Apart from the Faenza squad having performed…

    F1
  89. Friday 23 September 2005

  90. 12:20

    We will continue to develop the car

    I have arrived in Sao Paulo on Monday evening. I was pretty shocked by the poor areas the city has. It makes you realise what a good life I can currently…

    F1
  91. Wednesday 14 September 2005

  92. 13:02

    Minardi will leave Italy

    A Red Bull-owned Minardi will move from Italy to England, the energy drink's 'motor sport advisor' Helmut Marko has said. The former Austrian F1 driver told…

    F1
  93. 10:47

    Berger to join Red Bull's Minardi?

    Gerhard Berger would be the perfect front-man for Red Bull's newly acquired Minardi outfit. That was the rumour mill's most recent suggestion, which has now…

    F1
  94. Tuesday 13 September 2005

  95. 12:30

    Neel Jani to get Red Bull-Minardi seat?

    If you listen to the formula one grapevine, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Scott Speed are hot contenders for the Red Bull-owned Minardi seats next year. But the rumour…

    F1
  96. Monday 12 September 2005

  97. 12:30

    'Stoddart will be needed at Red Bull'

    It is not clear whether Paul Stoddart will be handed a job after Red Bull take over his Minardi team on November the 1st. Certainly, the $47m sale contract…

    F1
  98. Sunday 11 September 2005

  99. 21:15

    Minardi team took the wrong bet

    Today's Belgian Grand Prix might best be described as "a gamble that didn't pay off" for the Minardi F1 Team. Drivers Christijan Albers and Robert Doornbos…

    F1
  100. 11:12

    Stoddart sad to sell Minardi

    Paul Stoddart said he is going to be 'very sad' as the chequer falls at the Chinese GP next month. It will mark the Australian's final race as a formula one…

    F1
  101. Wednesday 28 June 2017

  102. 01:00

    Minardi's Gianmaria Bruni emerged unscathed from this frightening pit fire during the 2004 Italian Grand Prix.

  103. 01:00

    Mark Webber's Formula 1 career began in dramatic fashion, finishing fifth for minnows Minardi at the 2002 Australian Grand Prix. Minutes later, he shares his…

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