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Miller: Move to F1 logical for da Matta

Updated: August 21, 2002, 7:08 PM ET
By Robin Miller | ESPN.com

da MattaLEXINGTON, OHIO -- Cristiano da Matta is poised to follow Jacques Villeneuve, Alex Zanardi and Juan Montoya in making the climb from CART champion to Formula One.

There has been no official announcement but Christian Fittipaldi, who is headed for NASCAR next year, joked openly this weekend about two seats being open at Newman-Haas Racing in 2003 and representatives from Toyota's F1 program are here at Mid-Ohio this weekend.

Even da Matta, who currently leads the FedEx Championship ...

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