February 27 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:
The Honda rumours continue, only now it is looking very likely that the management buyout option is going ahead - with Ross Brawn at the helm, rather than Nick Fry. It is thought Honda would fund the team for a year, and then they would be on their own.
Drivers are gradually starting to pay their superlicence fees, although the grumbling still continues. At the moment we know two teams have paid, up to three drivers each.
RBS have pulled their sponsorship from Williams at the end of the 2010 season, which at least gives the team plenty of time to find a replacement. It is hardly a surprise, given the financial industry crisis at the moment.
Bridgestone Goes Green
Bridgestone have announced some changes to the 2009 tyres, brought about by the introduction of slicks. Here we look at what that means, and what to expect.
2009 Key Season for Williams
Rosberg has been loyal to the Williams team despite some difficult times, and now he´s suggesting 2009 will be a key year for the team to prove they can be competitive. Here we look at what he says, and how they might do.
USF1 Officially Announced
Although the rumour mill has gone into overdrive regarding the potential new USF1 team, we know have official confirmation that it is going ahead. Here´s how the announcement went.
An Article from the Archives:
Williams Grand Prix Collection
Williams are one of the only teams that exist solely to race, but that hasn´t stopped them expanding their F1 empire into the corporate world as well. Here we take a look at their Grand Prix Collection.
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