January 23 2009 Motorsports Newsletter
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:
BMW, Williams and Renault all released their 2009 cars this week, during the testing in Portugal. Most of the focus was on the livery, with the Williams looking the best, albeit an interim colour.
This week, the four day test at the Algarve was a disappointment, with very wet weather. On the last day, it was cut short after half an hour, as the medical helicopter couldn't take off due to the conditions.
Bernie Ecclestone has insisted there will be an Indian Grand Prix in 2011, despite development being called off late last year. Bernie admitted that contracts had now been sorted out.
Teams Begin to Doubt KERS
With the 2009 cars launching over the next few weeks, we´re starting to see how the new season will take shape. However, some are beginning to doubt how well KERS will work and whether to run it or not.
Driver Technique - Cornering
When it comes to getting a fast lap, being able to zoom down the straights is important, but getting the corners right is even more so. Here we look at what goes into cornering in F1.
More Launches - Renault, Williams, BMW
Three more teams launch their 2009 cars, and here we take a look at how they stack up to each other and to those we have already seen.
An Article from the Archives:
Fitness of an F1 Driver
At first glance, driving an F1 car seems easy. The drivers just need to sit back and steer. However, it´s a lot more complicated than that, and here we take a look at the athletic requirements for Formula 1.
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