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November 16 2008 Motorsports Newsletter

Hi everyone,

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:

It’s all quiet as the season finally draws to a close and we start to look ahead to 2009. Williams have already turned out a car with new specification wings, and we’ll be evaluating ’09 drivers at the upcoming Barcelona test.

Force India finally confirmed their split with Ferrari for engines, and announced the deal with McLaren. It looks as though McLaren may become very involved with Force India, although have said they won’t dictate any driver decisions.

Organisers of the Chinese Grand Prix are considering not extending their contract past it’s current 2010 expiry date. They’ve had low ticket sales, and costs are forever creeping upwards.

Recent Articles:

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.

The 2008 Season Quiz
With the season over, it´s time to test your knowledge about the events of the year. Who won which races, what penalties were given where, and what caused those crashes?

Webber Worried About the Future
Red Bull driver Mark Webber has raised a couple of concerns about the 2009 season. Here we take a look at what´s worrying the Australian, and why.

An Article from the Archives:

Car Launches
Many teams launch their championship contenders for the upcoming season in the early months of the year, and this one will be no different. Here I talk about what to expect in the January launches for the 2008 season.

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!
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Christine Blachford, Formula One Editor

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