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 have dominated the news this week with their regulation changes, including the points system, testing and a potential budget cap for 2010.
Even Michael Schumacher has spoken out about the changes, wondering why the FIA can change so close to the season, whilst in the past teams have had proposals rejected for being too late to change.
Hamilton, Alonso, Webber and Button have all said the new wins system is a little worrying. They can mostly see the reasoning behind the change but suggest it's not the best way to solve the problem.
Final Jerez Test, March 2009
The final full length test of 2009 wrapped up this week, and the teams will now be heading to Australia to prepare for the first race. It was a last ditch effort to improve performance and for the most part, it worked.
FIA Change Points System
With just days to go before the season gets underway in Australia, the FIA met to discuss several regulation changes - and announced a revolutionary new points system.
Toyota Admit to F1 Doubts
After Honda´s rapid exit from the sport, we were all worried that other manufacturer´s would follow, particularly Toyota. Now the team have confirmed there were worries but things look good for the short term.
An Article from the Archives:
Experiencing The Race First Hand
I went to the British race to experience my very first race weekend. Unfortunately Lewis couldn´t make it a home win but it was still a brilliant weekend anyway.
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Christine Blachford, Formula One Editor
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