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.
Hitting headlines this week:
Ron Dennis has decided to pull out of F1 completely. He'd already handed the team principal role to Martin Whitmarsh but now is taking over at McLaren Automotive, having nothing to do with the sport anymore.
Flavio Briatore has hit out at Brawn GP, suggesting that their drivers aren't competitive, it's the rear diffuser that's making all the difference. Button defended himself by saying Flavio tried to hire him over the winter.
Vettel and Hamilton are up for a Laureus Award each. Vettel is nominated in the Breakthrough of the Year category, which Hamilton won last year. Lewis himself is up for Sportsman of the Year.
F1 2009, Round 3 - China
The third round of the 2009 season begins another set of back-to-back racing, this weekend in China. The Shanghai International Circuit isnīt always entertaining but the rain arrived to mix things up a bit.
Rear Diffusers Declared Legal
After several weeks of waiting, and a single day of deliberation by the FIA, we now know that the rear diffusers of Brawn GP, Williams and Toyota are legal.
Teams Change Minds on KERS
BMW have only been running one KERS device, but will go all out in China with both cars sporting it. Ferrari, though, have decided to not run with KERS this weekend.
An Article from the Archives:
Alonso Key to Drivers' Market
Last year many drivers had to wait for Fernando Alonso to make his move before they could sign their contracts for 2008. It looks like this year is going to be no different, so here we take a look at what his choices are.
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