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The spectre of just 16 cars lining up on the Melbourne grid at the start of the 2009 season has been averted – thanks to a Â£14.5 million payment made by Bernie Ecclestone to the Williams F1 team.
19 Jan 2009: A1GP: Could Brands Hatch lose season finale?
Terrible news about A1GP for British fans – Brands Hatch might be in the frame to lose its status as the host of the season finale, a privilege it has enjoyed for the last two years. The May 1 event would still be slated to take place there – it just wouldn’t occupy the end-of-season slot any more if speculation kicked off by the FIA is on the mark.
17 Jan 2009: F1: Dennis hands McLaren reins over to Whitmarsh
We’d expected it for a long time – but when it finally happened, it came out of the blue. Ron Dennis has announced that, following his successful 2008 World Championship campaign with Lewis Hamilton, he will be handing over McLaren F1 to Martin Whitmarsh.
15 Jan 2009: Over the white line: put a quid or two on Felipe…
Massa has proved he is superb racer who pulled a cracking 2008 season out of the hat to become Ferrari’s lead driver against all expectations. He could do with a clean slate this year, without Bernie stirring things.
12 Jan 2009: Prodrive in frame for job cuts
Workers at Prodrive’s Oxfordshire facility could be facing job cuts after the company’s partnership with Subaru and its involvement in the World Rally Championship came to an end in December.
This week we heard, to the exclusion of almost everything else, how Donington Park got permission for the redevelopment that will, if successful, see it hosting the 2010 British Grand Prix.
The redevelopment of Donington Park in a quest to be ready to host the 2010 British Grand Prix has cleared a significant hurdle by being granted planning permission – but the event could still be halted if its transport strategy doesn’t pass muster.
7 Jan 2009: F3 and GP2: new dates announced
Curious about this year’s GP2 and British F3 International series? Both have recently published their 2009 calendars, which you can check out on our race dates page.
Brands Hatch supremo Jonathan Palmer has said he believes motorsport can see out the lean times of the credit crunch and continue to thrive.