Welcome to another F1 newsletter, catching up with the news from the last few weeks, and a recap of some recent articles on the BellaOnline site.
In the news:
The French Grand Prix has pulled out of the 2009 calendar amid the growing economic crisis. Organisers FFSA have announced they cant afford to host the race as it will make a loss and they want to take a step back from F1 until they can find a suitable long term funding programme.
Fernando Alonso has said he will back Felipe Massa for the title and if he gets the chance to help him out on track, then he will do so. Its unusual for a driver from another team to admit that he will help his rivals, but its not a surprise from the Spaniard.
The penultimate race gets underway this weekend in China, and with three drivers still in with a mathematical chance of the drivers title, it should be a fantastic race.
Driver Safety - Clothing
Itīs not just about helmets when it comes to a drivers safety, they have to wear flameproof clothes, right down to the underwear. Here we look at what the precautions are and how they help.
2008 Championship Contenders
Following the Japanese Grand Prix, weīre left with just three drivers who can win the 2008 Driverīs World Championship. Here we look at who they are, and what their chances are.
F1 2008, Round 16 - Japan
As the season draws to a close, the pressure begins to mount, and we saw both Hamilton and Massa have very scrappy races. Here we look at what happened, and what that does to the championship.
An Article from the Archives:
The Future of the Australian GP
With the season opener taking place in Australia, itīs only right to have a look at the speculation and future of the Australian Grand Prix.
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