Is there another twist to come in the driver market? A new rumour has linked Raikkonen to Red Bull for 2010, though that scenario would mean Mark Webber being bought out of his contract for next year.
"It is understood that Webber's unwillingness to end his collaboration with Briatore – one of the leading architects of the 'Singapore-gate' race-fixing scandal that has rocked F1 of late, and for which the Italian was banned indefinitely from all aspects of FIA-sanctioned competition, driver management included – has not gone down well at the energy drinks-backed outfit, with suggestions that the German Grand Prix winner could be side-shifted across to sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso to make way for Raikkonen."
"The French team will host a two-day event in the Romanian city from Saturday, with Romain Grosjean and third driver Lucas di Grassi both set to put in appearances."
Sebastien Bourdais: “There was a story with Flavio when the French [motor sport] federation decided to try and help a new and coming French driver to make it to F1. But he only proposed a management contract with no guarantees. Unfortunately I had to decline the offer, because it was never going to work. It was crazy."
Ross Brawn: “I still think we’ve got the ratio of tyre grip and aerodynamic grip wrong. I think we’ve got far too much aerodynamic grip and not enough tyre grip. We really want a lot of tyre and mechanical grip and we want to diminish dramatically the aerodynamic grip, and then I think you’ll get cars that can race with each other more effectively. These cars are better than we had last year, for sure. But we’ve still got cars which rely heavily on aerodynamic performance, and because they do, it’s very difficult to create a package whereby one car can follow another.”
"Pretty high, in the 90s [per cent]," Senna said about his chances of being in F1 next year. "I'm happy about it. It's been a very tough year. Sometimes I found myself feeling a bit far away from F1. But we were slowly trying to get back into it.
"Felipe Massa, who is still recovering from his accident at the Hungarian Grand Prix, will wave the chequered flag at the Interlago Circuit."
"Jean Sage, the former sporting director of the Renault F1 team for many years, has died at the age of 68 in Annecy, France."
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