F1 season opens with new rules

March 5, 2003
Formula One is in turmoil.

Two of the richest and most successful teams in the sport -- McLaren and BMW Williams -- are involved in a bitter legal challenge with the sport's governing body over rules changes aimed at cutting costs.

The dispute threatens to overshadow action on the track in the season-opener March 9 in Melbourne, Australia, where Michael Schumacher and Ferrari are again overwhelming favorites to dominate F1.

Ferrari and Schumacher, though, are a part ...

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