December 13 2008 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:
There's been a lot of reaction to Honda's surprise withdrawal from the sport. Button will remain with the team in the hopes that they'll find a buyer, both Bernie and Max are trying their hardest to secure a new owner for the team in 2009. Barrichello remains eerily quiet.
The FIA released their findings from the World Motorsport Council meeting in Monaco this week. They've got a lot of cost-cutting proposals for the future and all are agreed with the teams association - FOTA. More on this during next week's articles.
The test in Jerez was a modest affair, with no major news coming from the Spanish circuit. Toro Rosso led all three days, with Buemi on top, but comparisons can't really be made to other teams.
2008 Season Review - Renault
Renault managed to finish fourth in the constructor´s championship despite a dismal start to the season. This review looks at how they did it and what else happened during their season.
Video of Formula 1 can be hard to come by as FOM have strict rules and prices for anyone who wants to use it. However, these are a couple of ways you can watch some official F1 video.
Between qualifying and the race, teams are only allowed limited access to their cars, otherwise they face strict penalties. Here we look at what the regulations are, and how it affects the teams.
An Article from the Archives:
Wurz Drives Singapore Medical Car
When the regular medical driver fell ill, Honda test driver Alex Wurz stepped up to take the wheel. Here we look at why he was chosen, and how the medical facilities stack up.
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Christine Blachford, Formula One Editor
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