Da Matta making good progress

Da Matta making good progress

Former Toyota F1 driver Cristiano da Matta is making good progress as he recovers from a severe head injury after colliding with a deer that ran onto the track while he was participating in a Champ Car test session on 3 August. Read more…

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  1. Sunday 25 December 2011

  2. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Toyota's Christmas wishes

  3. Friday 22 September 2006

  4. 13:29

    Da Matta can leave hospital

    Former Toyota driver Cristiano Da Matta is now able to leave the hospital his brother announced. Earlier this week the duo went out for lunch and dinner and he…

  5. Friday 15 September 2006

  6. Da Matta making good progress 12:05

    Da Matta making good progress

    Former Toyota F1 driver Cristiano da Matta is making good progress as he recovers from a severe head injury after colliding with a deer that ran onto the track…

  7. Monday 21 August 2006

  8. Da Matta out of intensive care 10:29

    Da Matta out of intensive care

    Former Toyota F1 driver Cristiano da Matta has been transferred out of the intensive care unit at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, Wisc. His condition has…

  9. Tuesday 8 August 2006

  10. Da Matta's condition continues to improve 11:11

    Da Matta's condition continues to improve

    Following his crash with a deer during a Champ Car test in Elkhart Lake on Thursday Cristiano da Matta's condition continues to improve as he recovers from a…

  11. Friday 4 August 2006

  12. Da Matta flown to hospital for emergency surgery 09:09

    Da Matta flown to hospital for emergency surgery

    Former Toyota F1 driver Cristiano da Matta was flown to hospital on Thursday when his car collided with a deer on-track during an open Champ Car test. When…

  13. Thursday 14 April 2005

  14. 10:24

    I was a scapegoat - da Matta

    Departed, Cristiano da Matta is showing he's not afraid to aim fire at Formula One and Toyota. Last time, the little Brazilian - back in Champ Car - slammed…

  15. Tuesday 12 April 2005

  16. 12:10

    Da Matta slams Schumacher

    Beleaguered grand prix driver Cristiano da Matta has lashed out at F1 and Michael Schumacher. The diminutive Brazilian, who returned to American Champ Car…

  17. Tuesday 15 February 2005

  18. 10:41

    Champ cars tougher than F1 - da Matta

    According to ex-F1 driver Cristiano da Matta, it's a tougher ride at the wheel of a Champ Car. The Brazilian, fired by Toyota mid last year, won the 2002…

  19. Thursday 27 January 2005

  20. 09:39

    Da Matta speaks out on leaving F1

    F1 wasn't fun, according to dumped driver Cristiano da Matta. The Brazilian, whom Toyota replaced with Ricardo Zonta in August last year, is mulling a return to…

  21. Monday 8 November 2004

  22. 13:00

    Da Matta and Champ Car

    Axed Formula One racer Cristiano da Matta has a 'good chance' of returning to the US-based Champ Car grid in 2005 in a third Newman-Haas entry. The former…

  23. Monday 4 October 2004

  24. 14:35

    Da Matta set for Champ Car return

    Failed F1 driver Cristiano da Matta may find his way back onto the US-based 'Champ Car' grid in 2005. The Brazilian, who was dumped by Toyota a couple of months…

  25. Wednesday 25 August 2004

  26. 10:40

    'I tried to call da Matta' - Zonta

    Ricardo Zonta tried to call compatriot and friend Cristiano da Matta after he was dumped as Toyota race driver. The Brazilian said Cristiano is a 'very nice…

  27. Thursday 12 August 2004

  28. 10:28

    Toyota were 'kind' to dumped da Matta - manager

    30-year-old Cristiano da Matta returned to Brazil to consider his future in motor sport, the dumped Toyota driver's manager Fernando Paiva said Wednesday. He…

  29. Thursday 5 August 2004

  30. 10:38

    Zonta to replace Da Matta at Toyota

    The Toyota team has today announced that its third driver Ricardo Zonta will be promoted to the role of race driver with effect from the upcoming Grand Prix of…

  31. Tuesday 27 July 2004

  32. 18:11

    Toyota organises demo through streets of Cologne

    The Toyota F1 team has certainly enjoyed racing through the streets of London. Next month the team will try it off-track again in Cologne, Toyota's home-base.…

  33. Tuesday 20 July 2004

  34. 10:42

    Da Matta misses old Hockenheim

    Cristiano da Matta misses Hockenheim's old F1 layout. The Brazilian raced an F3000 charger twice on the 'special track' which was entirely made up of massive…

  35. Monday 19 July 2004

  36. 10:24

    B-spec Toyota brings 'expectation' - da Matta

    Cristiano da Matta can't wait to race Toyota's 'B spec' car. The Cologne-based F1 team has vowed to race-debut the TF104B at Hockenheimring and Brazilian-born…

  37. Monday 12 July 2004

  38. 10:46

    Da Matta calls on Toyota for 2005 decision

    Cristiano da Matta is pressuring Toyota to reveal who will be Ralf Schumacher's '05 Formula One team-mate ahead of time, the Brazilian explained at Silverstone.…

  39. Sunday 11 July 2004

  40. 18:56

    Toyota turn hopes to Germany

    Toyota's Cristiano da Matta finished thirteenth while Olivier Panis retired from the race early on when a fire extinguisher went off in his cockpit. The team is…

  41. Saturday 10 July 2004

  42. 20:01

    Toyota upset with Panis penalty

    Toyota's Cristiano da Matta qualified 14th while team mate Panis had his time erased after he blocked Sauber's Felipe Massa during qualifying. "I think we…

  43. Sunday 4 July 2004

  44. 17:54

    Toyota suffer in French heat

    Toyota's Cristiano da Matta finished fourteenth and team mate Olivier Panis fifteenth in today's French Grand Prix. "I think the hot weather was detrimental to…

  45. Saturday 3 July 2004

  46. 16:47

    Toyota feeling more competitive in France

    Cristiano da Matta and Olivier Panis qualified eleventh and fourteenth respectivel for the French Grand Prix. "This weekend, we have been more competitive than…

  47. Friday 2 July 2004

  48. 18:26

    Toyota ends first in practice

    Cristiano da Matta was surprisingly the fastest man on track in Friday's second practice. The Brazilian Toyota driver set a quickest lap-time of 1.15.518 which…

  49. 16:50

    Da Matta fastest in second practice

    Toyota driver Cristiano Da Matta produced a late quick lap to set the pace here Friday in a rain-affected second practice session for Sunday's French Grand…

  50. Saturday 26 June 2004

  51. 19:01

    Da Matta hopes for better fortune

    Toyota's Cristiano da Matta feeling confident after team mate Olivier Panis finished fifth in the US Grand Prix. Da Matta was caught up in the first lap…

  52. Sunday 20 June 2004

  53. 23:01

    Panis scores for Toyota

    Olivier Panis finished fifth in today's US Grand Prix scoring a valuable four points for the Toyota team while team mate Cristiano da Matta retired with gearbox…

  54. Saturday 19 June 2004

  55. 22:51

    Toyota strong in US qualifying

    Toyota's Olivier Panis qualified eighth and Cristiano da Matta eleventh for the US Grand Prix at Indianapolis. "During yesterday's practice sessions, we set a…

  56. Thursday 17 June 2004

  57. 05:00

    Da Matta looks forward to US return

    Cristiano da Matta is looking forward to returning to the United States for his second Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  "It is a very special…

  58. Sunday 13 June 2004

  59. 22:37

    Da Matta scores for Toyota

    Cristiano da Matta scored a point for Toyota finishing in eighth while Olivier Panis finished tenth.  "It was a tough race, but satisfying to take one point…

  60. 13:34

    Da Matta wants another chance at Toyota in 2005

    Cristiano da Matta wants one more shot at a Formula One season. According to speculation, the Brazilian has already started looking at new options in the United…

  61. Saturday 12 June 2004

  62. 21:33

    Toyota hope to benefit from attrition

    Toyota's Cristiano da Matta qualified twelfth and Olivier Panis thirteenth for tomorrow's Canadian Grand Prix. "My lap was not great and I feel that I could…

  63. Friday 11 June 2004

  64. 23:27

    Toyota stronger in Canada

    Test driver Ricardo Zonta set the pace for Toyota today finishing sixth in final practice ahead of Cristiano da Matta in seventh, and Olivier Panis in…

  65. Tuesday 8 June 2004

  66. 10:41

    Da Matta: Toyota engine is the best one on the grid

    Things might look a little better for Toyota on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Cristiano da Matta, who finished second in the Champ Car race in Montreal a…

  67. Monday 7 June 2004

  68. 13:30

    Da Matta supports new qualifying format

    Cristiano da Matta likes the sound of a probable new Formula One qualifying system to hit the rulebooks in time for next month's British GP at Silverstone. "It…

  69. Thursday 3 June 2004

  70. 21:10

    Toyota team completes test programme

    This week the Panasonic Toyota team has been testing at Silverstone. Cristiano da Matta focussed on set-up work and tyre testing with the team. "This week's…

  71. Sunday 30 May 2004

  72. 17:49

    Toyota frustrated with European result

    Toyota were left frustrated after a strong qualifying at the Nurburgring as Cristiano da Matta was taken out of the race by Ralf Schumacher and Olivier Panis…

  73. 17:43

    Ralf blames team mate for crash

    Ralf Schumacher has blamed his team mate Juan Pablo Montoya for their first corner contact in today's European Grand Prix. Montoya locked up under braking and…

  74. Saturday 29 May 2004

  75. 17:46

    Toyota eye more points

    Toyota are eyeing up more points after Olivier Panis and Cristiano da Matta qualified tenth and eleventh respectively for the European Grand Prix today at the…

  76. Thursday 27 May 2004

  77. 07:15

    Toyota target more points at Nurburgring

    After scoring their first points ot the season at the Monaco Grand Prix the Toyota team is looking forward to this weekend's European Grand Prix where they hope…

  78. Tuesday 25 May 2004

  79. 11:17

    Button 'blatantly' held up - BAR boss

    Jenson Button's boss has backed him over claims that Cristiano da Matta blocked the 24-year-old BAR driver 'pretty badly' in the midst of Sunday's Monaco GP.…

  80. Monday 24 May 2004

  81. 12:44

    Button: Da Matta's 'pathetic'

    Cristiano da Matta is 'pathetic.' That's the claim of second-in-Monaco ace Jenson Button. "I sat behind da Matta for nearly four laps," said the BAR driver.…

  82. Sunday 23 May 2004

  83. 19:59

    Toyota claim first points

    Toyota scored their first points of the season today with Cristiano da Matta claiming three for sixth place and Olivier Panis scooping another point in eighth…

  84. Saturday 22 May 2004

  85. 17:22

    Toyota plan 'conservative' race strategy

    Toyota's Olivier Panis qualified thirteenth while team mate da Matta qualified fifteenth. "Through this morning's sessions, I had some problems and did not…

  86. Thursday 20 May 2004

  87. 18:21

    Trouble-free day of practice for Toyota

    The Toyota team began their free practice session with drivers Da Matta, Panis and Zonta. Ricardo Zonta set the eight fastest time. All drivers were happy with…

  88. Tuesday 18 May 2004

  89. 05:30

    Toyota drivers expect tough race in Monaco

    Toyota drivers Cristiano da Matta and Olivier Panis are being cautious in their predictions for this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix as the duo anticipate the tight…

  90. Monday 17 May 2004

  91. 11:17

    New Monaco 'the pits' for fans - da Matta

    Monaco features an all-new pit and paddock complex for the 2004 grand prix. Land has been reclaimed from the harbour so that F1 teams no longer have to endure a…

  92. Sunday 9 May 2004

  93. 18:01

    Disappointment for Toyota in Spain

    Cristiano da Matta finished thirteenth after qualifying eleventh while Toyota team mate Olivier Panis retired from the Spanish Grand Prix. "The car was quite…

  94. Saturday 8 May 2004

  95. 16:36

    Toyota eye first points from improved qualifying

    Olivier Panis qualified his Toyota in seventh and team mate Cristiano da Matta eleventh as the team chases its first points of the season at the Circuit de…

  96. Thursday 6 May 2004

  97. 11:45

    Da Matta 'encouraged' by BAR pace

    Cristiano da Matta finds BAR-Honda's turn of form in 2004 'encouraging.' So why would a Toyota driver make such a statement? Because it indicates that a usually…

  98. Tuesday 4 May 2004

  99. 04:30

    Da Matta hopeful for Spanish weekend

    Cristiano da Matta is hopeful for this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix where he feels his Toyota TF104 may perform better than in the first four events of the…

  100. Monday 3 May 2004

  101. 15:10

    Circuit de Catalunya getting boring?

    Circuit de Catalunya doesn't exactly light an F1 driver's fire. Why not? - after all, it has some of the highest-speed corners on the F1 tour. 'It's a flowing…

  102. Tuesday 20 April 2004

  103. 14:30

    Speed is Senna's legacy: Cristiano

    A teenage Cristiano da Matta was at home on May 1, 1994. 'I was watching the race from Imola on television,' the Brazilian driver said. This weekend's race in…

  104. 05:30

    Da Matta hopeful of improvement in Imola

    Toyota driver Cristiano da Matta is hopeful that modifications made to his TF104 car lift the car's performance this weekend at Imola - a circuit which has…

  105. Monday 19 April 2004

  106. 14:30

    Da Matta disillusioned

    Cristiano da Matta cast a solemn face in the Paul Ricard circuit paddock. The Brazilian switched as Champ Car champion to Formula One in late 2002 and expected…

  107. Tuesday 13 April 2004

  108. 12:30

    Gascoyne installs duel design teams

    Mike Gascoyne has nearly installed 'phase one' of his plan for Toyota. The Briton, who switched from Renault on a multi-million dollar salary late last season…

  109. Sunday 4 April 2004

  110. 17:53

    Toyota narrowly miss out on first point

    Olivier Panis finished ninth and Da Matta tenth as Toyota missed out on the chance of scoring their first points of the 2004 season. "It has been a positive…

  111. Saturday 3 April 2004

  112. 16:29

    Toyota pleased with top 10 result

    On Saturday both Toyota drivers Olivier Panis and Cristiano da Matta we able to qualify themselves in the top 10. Panis set today's 8th time while team mate Da…

  113. Friday 2 April 2004

  114. 16:40

    Toyota happy after first taste of Bahrain

    Cristiano da Matta finsihed Friday's free practice in 14th while Toyota team mate Panis was sixteenth. Test driver Zonta clocked the seventh fastest time. "We…

  115. Tuesday 30 March 2004

  116. 07:30

    Da Matta to call on learning experience in Bahrain

    Cristiano da Matta intends to call on the experience he gained last year in learning circuits that were entirely new to him when F1 visits the brand new Bahrain…

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