February 13 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:
A four day test kicked off in both Jerez and Bahrain, but bad weather affected those in the desert. For two of the days, serious sandstorms meant the medical helicopter couldn't evacuate and the sessions were cancelled.
Webber returned to action, completing a full race distance, and admitting he felt fully confident about getting in the car to race in Australia.
Renault seem to have struggled at the back of the timesheets in Jerez, but this isn't necessarily representative. The worrying thing is they have cancelled their appearance at the test in Barcelona.
The Superlicence Debate
The recent price hike in Superlicence fees has caused concern amongst the paddock, but the FIA refuse to budge on the price. What does this mean and how will it affect the future?
Mosley and Ecclestone Debate the Internet
The FIA are starting to encourage Formula 1 on the internet, but Bernie Ecclestone isn´t so keen. Here we look at both sides of the argument, and what might happen in the future.
Possible New Team - USF1
Rumours of a potential new team turn out to be true, as a group of motorsport heavyweights get together and try to finance USF1 - for entry in 2010. Here we look at the details behind this possible new team.
An Article from the Archives:
Wet Weather Testing
We´re coming to the end of a four day test in Portugal, which has been dominated by wet weather. How do teams adjust for the conditions and what does it mean for comparisons?
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