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November 28 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:

Bernie Ecclestone has been in the headlines saying he wants to bring in the medals system in 2009. He believes the teams are behind the idea and just has to get it past the FIA.

Mark Webber suffered a broken leg during his Tasmania Challenge. He was involved in a collision with an SUV, and was airlifted to hospital. He is recovering well and hopes to be back by February.

Red Bull took full control of Toro Rosso, buying out co-owner Gerhard Berger’s 50% shares. It’s unclear what the plans for the future are, and whether the team still intend to sell.

Recent Articles:

Mark Webber Breaks Leg in Tasmania Challenge
Mark Webber takes part in his own Tasmania Challenge every year, but this weekend it ended in an unfortunate accident. Read on to find out what happened and how this affects Webber´s season.

2008 Season Review – Toro Rosso
Our ongoing series reviewing the 2008 season by each team takes a closer look at Toro Rosso. Red Bull´s system team had a good year and here is why.

Ecclestone Wants Medals System for 2009
Bernie believes the real cause of the lack of overtaking is that there is nothing pushing the drivers to get the win, when they can calculate points instead. Here we look at his reasons, and how the new system would work.

An Article from the Archives:

F1 Feeder Series – GP2
There are many feeder series that pathe the way for drivers to make the jump to Formula 1. Here we look at what GP2 is, and how it relates to F1.

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Christine Blachford, Formula One Editor

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