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 three week break means news has been quite light recently, with most teams and drivers working towards learning the new Valencia street circuit. There have been some concerns that the Valencia circuit will be difficult to manage from a safety aspect, especially as there is no room to recover vehicles from the bridge.
• BMW released the findings from their investigation into the KERS incident from last month. They’ve concluded that it wasn’t seriously dangerous but that amendments need to be made to their technology before they will begin testing again.
• The rumours of Formula 1 being allowed in the Olympics look to be slightly exaggerated. The race would have to be more like A1GP, with a standard chassis, and the nations offering a driver to take part. However, the Olympics doesn’t allow sports that rely on technology to power them, so it seems unlikely we’ll get a London Grand Prix in 2012.
Refuelling and Pit Lane Fires
In Hungary we saw a few fires up and down the pit lane which is both unusual and worrying. Here we take a look at what effect the problems could have on the sport.
Preparing for a New Track
It´s been a while since a completely new track was introduced on the calendar, and this weekend teams and drivers will be looking to get used to the new circuit as quickly as possible. Here´s a look at what they face.
Switching to 2009 Development
Ferrari have recently confirmed they are already looking ahead to 2009, but is this fair on fans and other teams?
An Article from the Archives:
Ambitions and Driving Styles
What does it take to win a championship? Do you have to be focused on getting the best out of every single moment on track, or do you need to play a longer game? Here I take a look at the top driver styles and their ambitions.
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