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May 22 2008 Motorsports Newsletter

Hi everyone,

Just ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, itís time to catch up with whatís been happening in Formula 1 and on the BellaOnline information site.
In the news:

ē Unfortunately, Super Aguri had to withdraw from participating in the F1 World Championship. They were refused entry to Turkey and after rush talks with Honda and potential investors, it was concluded that the money just wasnít available. Fingers crossed that Anthony Davidson, Takuma Sato, and the rest of the team, find roles elsewhere within the sport.

ē McLaren have had a lot of problems with wheels recently, after Heikkiís crash in Barcelona, and Hamiltonís struggles in Turkey. It turns out that Lewis driving style put too much pressure on the tyres over a longer stint and so he had to switch to a three-stop strategy. Whilst it made for interesting racing, Lewis wasnít best pleased and placed the blame with Bridgestone. They, in turn, pointed out that no one else was having a problem.

ē Nelson Piquet is apparently under surveillance over the next few weeks, as it hasnít gone unnoticed that his performance isnít up to scratch. He is still a rookie, obviously, but with a mixture of mistakes and bad luck, the results just havenít been forthcoming for Piquet, and the team are watching.

Recent Articles:

Barrichello Breaks Grand Prix Starts Record
With Michael Schumacher gone, youīd be forgiven for thinking the record breaking was over. However, ex-team mate Rubens Barrichello has taken the most Grand Prix starts, and wants even more.

F1 2008, Round 4 Ė Spain
The fourth round in the championship took place at the Circuit de Catalunya, which can often be a bit of a procession. However, this year things were a little bit more exciting, and here Iīll tell you all the details.

F1 2008, Round 5 Ė Turkey
The fifth round of the championship took place in Turkey this year, which made a change from 2007 when it was much later in the year. How did the change in temperature affect the teams?

An Article from the Archives:

Podcast Review Ė ING Renault F1 Team Podcast
Podcasting is a new technology in the usually cutting edge world of Formula 1, and Renault are using it to their best advantage - despite some setbacks.

Newsletter Chatter

Exclusive to the newsletter, I'd like to ask a question to everyone out there, and see what you're thinking about the state of F1 and the events going on at the time. You can post on the forums or send an email using the contact form.
This time round: How do you feel about Monaco? Is it your favourite track or a boring procession from start to finish? Does the glitz and glamour appeal or is it simply the racing that matters? Iím somewhere in between. It used to be my favourite track but now Iím learning more and more about the intricacies of the sport, Iím less enthusiastic about the processional races we see there. Look out for the brand new Monaco article released today!

That's it for this newsletter. I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback!
Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

Christine Blachford, Formula One Editor

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