August 8 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:
• Massa had a dismal end to his Hungarian Grand Prix, but vows not to let it get him down. Whilst he admits retiring three laps from the end was heartbreaking, he’s focused on making sure Ferrari can improve their reliability and that this situation won’t happen again.
• The rumours are beginning to increase regarding Alonso moving to Honda next year. The belief is that Alonso has a deal with Ferrari for 2010, so he’s just looking for a one-year deal. It was always assumed that Honda wouldn’t want him on a short term contract, but now they’ve said they’d be happy to have the double champion even if only for one season.
• Both Sutil and Trulli have basically been confirmed at Toyota for next year, although there hasn’t been an official announcement. Toyota Motorsport boss John Howett said he couldn’t see any reason to change their driver lineup for 2009. That’s good enough for me.
Formula One Teams Association
It´s unusual for F1 teams to agree on anything, let alone get a unanimous decision. But all ten constructors were in favour of setting up this new association, so let´s take a look at what it´s all about.
F1 2008, Round 11 – Hungary
The Hungarian Grand Prix isn´t always something to write home about but this year was fascinating from start to finish. Read on for a summary of all the racing action.
Another element of the rules and regulations of Formula 1 is the tyre compounds. Keeping up with the hard tyre and the soft tyre can be tricky, but this guide should help clear up some of the mystery surrounding tyre compounds.
An Article from the Archives:
Formula 1 Goes Green
Formula 1 often talks about going green, but it's very rare we see some action. The 2007 launch of Honda's new initiative seems to be a step in the right direction.
Here is a new section for the Formula One newsletter, a chance to have a go at some F1 trivia. Each week, I’ll ask two question, and you can email me your answers, or post them in the forum. Then in the following newsletter, I will reveal the answer and ask two more questions. There’s no prizes, it’s just for fun.
This week's questions:
1) What year did Michael Schumacher start driving in Formula 1?
2) What was the record for Grand Prix starts before Barrichello overtook it this year?
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Christine Blachford, Formula One Editor
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