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Friday, April 11, 2008

Honda signs a youngin'

It’s not Everton signing a seven-year-old, but Honda signed 16-year-old kart racer Will Stevens to a developmental contract.

Stevens, who has won multiple karting titles, will receive assistance from the Honda team, with a goal of developing his talent for Formula One.

Stevens visited with the team at its Brackley factory this week and met with Honda chiefs Nick Fry and Ross Brawn.

Hopefully, for young Mr. Stevens, Honda will have its car sorted out by the time he makes his F1 debut...

Honda to shift focus to '09

Ross Brawn, speaking to autosport.com, said the team has only one more major upgrade in the works for this year’s challenger following planned updates for the Spanish GP. The team will then focus its attention on the ‘09 car.

Despite improved performance this season, Brawn has played down the possibility Honda could be a title challenger next season.

Abu Dhabi GP to be an October race

According to The Daily Telegraph, the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be scheduled for October 2009.

The race has a seven-year contract, and will be run on a man-made island. Don't miss the top stories of the day, subscribe to the SpeedRead Web newspaper now! -- Email SpeedRead -- Learn more about author C.D. Six

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