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F1 could weight points leader's car

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October 7, 2002


MUNICH, Germany -- Formula One head Bernie Ecclestone has a plan to slow five-time champion Michael Schumacher and prevent another runaway by Ferrari next season.

MUNICH, Germany -- Formula One head Bernie Ecclestone has a plan to slow five-time champion Michael Schumacher and prevent another runaway by Ferrari next season.

It includes the standings leader getting a kilogram handicap added to his car for every point lead held in the drivers' race.

"If Schumacher is 20 points ahead of Rubens Barrichello, then he has to drive with a car that's 20 kilos heavier," Ecclestone told the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag.

IRL CHAMPIONSHIP: Sam Hornish Jr. and his Pennzoil Panther Racing crew members received the Indy Racing League Cup and a $1-million bonus Saturday night in Chicago. The 23-year-old is the first two-time champion in series history.

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