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March 6 2009 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:

McLaren suffered a few setbacks in testing, particularly when a gust of wind in Jerez knocked Hamilton off course. He smacked into a barrier, and although unhurt, did some damage to the car.

Massa has suggested that races be shortened. He thinks the average attention span is about half an hour less than the current length of a Grand Prix.

Fisichella has suggested that this season is crucial to his career in Formula 1. He was already on the cusp of leaving before Force India snapped him up, and now he needs to prove he deserves his seat.

Recent Articles:

Honda Racing Becomes Brawn GP
Honda Racing announced their departure from the sport at the end of last year, and after months of speculation, we now have official confirmation that Ross Brawn is taking over.

What is CFD?
CFD is being touted as the next big thing in development, as the FIA stringently cut down on wind tunnel usage. Here we look at what it is, how it is used, and whether it can replace the wind tunnel in the future.

FOTA Announce Future Proposals
FOTA held a press conference today to reveal their findings from investigations and market research into the future of F1. Here we take a look at their suggestions.

An Article from the Archives:

Corner Names and Numbers
With new tracks being added to the calendar all the time, there seems to be a distinct lack of corners with names attached to them. These days it´s all about the numbers.

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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