Stoddart to take ‘Minardi’ to Champ Car

Thu, 9 November 2006, 07:54

Should Paul Stoddart set up his Champ Car team for 2007, the former F1 principal will call it ‘Minardi’, according to reports.

The Dutch magazine Formule 1 RaceReport says that although original team founder Gian Carlo Minardi is also taking the name to the GP2 series next year, Stoddart actually owns the word ‘Minardi’ for use with non-Italian based racing teams.

Former Minardi F1 drivers, meanwhile – including Jos Verstappen – are being linked with Stoddart’s potential Champ Car squad, as is ex-Toyota test driver Ryan Briscoe.

“There are quite a few of my ex-drivers getting around and there’s always new talent,” Stoddart said.


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