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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Coy Kubica keeping quiet

Robert Kubica is keeping mum on his future, despite the speculation fueled by his success so far this season.

F1-Live.com reports the Pole has garnered interest from both Ferrari and Renault, but current team BMW Sauber holds an option on the 23-year-old for 2009. Boss Mario Theissen has said the team will name its driver lineup later in the summer.

Kubica told the Associated Press he is simply focusing on doing his best for 2008, and in the future he will select the best option available to him.

Jacques still focused on stocks

Jacques Villeneuve is hoping to rekindle his stillborn NASCAR career, aiming to race a full program in 2009.

SpeedTV.com reports the Canadian told Italian magazine Autosprint his first foray into the series ended because he couldn’t come up with the budget.

The former F1 champion and Indy 500 winner said in retrospect, he was wrong to turn down options which would not have required him to bring in funding.

Villeneuve said it was particularly disappointing to lose his ride as his 2007 results on the lower rungs of the stock car ladder had been so encouraging.

Bernie pours a little cold water on USGP hopes

Bernie Ecclestone has played down the possibility of Formula One returning to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the near future, saying the American market is “not fundamental.”

Tony George had recently fueled the wishes of U.S.-based F1 fans, saying he hoped to have the race back on the schedule for 2009 if a title sponsor could be found.

It is often said that an American race is equally important to the sports auto manufacturers and sponsors.

F1-Live.com reports Ecclestone told the Canadian newspaper La Presse, however, while he has always worked to have the USGP back on the calendar, his experience has proven the correct strategy is to focus on expansion in the east, rather than the west. 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


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I want a pair of glasses from Jacques' optometrist.

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