What’s going on at Honda? Reports indicate chairman Yasuhiro Wada, the man behind Super Aguri, is leaving the team. So is chief designer Kevin Taylor, who had apparently been squeezed out by the rival of ex-BMW man Jorg Zander. Is this Ross Brawn getting his outfit ship-shape?
Williams are rumoured to be looking at hiring a second test driver alongside Nico H?â??lkenberg. The German driver is managed by Michael Schumacher’s manager Willi Weber and is tipped as a star of the future, but the most powerful cars he’s driven are F3 and A1GP. Borja Garcia has done a lot of running in GP2 and is apparently supported by the government of Valencia. Meanwhile Adrian Sutil admitted he was courted by McLaren and Williams in the off-season.
Ecclestone wants Paris for the 2009 French Grand Prix and the race organisers have admitted that Magny-Cours is definitely off for next year . And the future of thee Australian Grand Prix is still in doubt as it emerges it will cost $37.5m (?é?ú18.89m) to extend the contract beyond 2010. Silverstone has unveiled major changes as it seeks to hold onto the British Grand Prix.