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 FIA and FOTA met in Geneva this week to discuss the raft of cost-cutting measures proposed by the FIA. Although we had no specific details, and a lot of what came out of the meeting was announcements of further meetings, it looks as though it was a positive step.
Luca di Montezemolo, boss of Ferrari, has said he’d like to see the team orders ruling disappear. He said it’s obviously a team sport and there’s no reason Kimi shouldn’t have handed his place to Felipe, and to pretend otherwise is just hypocritical.
Force India have confirmed their drivers for 2009, with both Fisichella and Sutil retaining their seats. Boss Vijay Mallya said he had been happy with both their performances this season, and saw no reason to change them for the next.
F1 and the Credit Crunch
Formula 1 is normally quite an insular sport, but even it can´t escape the current financial issues of the world. Here we look at what affect the crisis is having on the sport.
Race Control have the most difficult job of anybody at the circuit, making tough decisions in split seconds. Here we look at what the responsibilities are.
Three Race Engines
One of the new cost-cutting measures from the FOTA agreement with the FIA is to extend the life of the engine. Here we look at what that means, and what effect it might have.
An Article from the Archives:
Jenson Button’s Hungarian Win
Whilst it´s all doom and gloom for the boys at Honda this year, we take a quick trip down memory lane and recall Jenson Button´s maiden win.
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