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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Rain-out in Portugal

The weather went sour again in Portugal, red-flagging the final day of testing and keeping Sebastien Buemi from topping the charts yet again.

At Valencia, Robert Kubica completed 116 laps in the F1.09. Wind conditions forced the team to focus on reliability.

Nick Heidfeld takes over for two more days of testing.

At Mugello, Felipe Massa took advantage of good weather conditions to put down 103 laps in the F60 before a hydraulic problem ended his day.

Testing continues in February, with Ferrari, BMW and Toyota in Bahrain and everyone else slated for Jerez.

Formula Two ‘wrong’

Bernie Ecclestone slammed Max Mosley’s plan for a new feeder series, saying it was done for “all the wrong reasons” -- namely to divert attention away from Mosley’s sex scandal.

In an interview with the Daily Express newspaper, Ecclestone fired away at the FIA chief’s assertion only the FIA will survive the economic crisis, claiming ‘without us there wouldn't be an FIA.’

Crash.net has a pretty good summary here.

I am the Stig

With everybody announcing they have discovered the man behind the helmet, Top Gear’s Transmission blog says they’re all wrong, revealing the Stig is really this guy...

Graham Hill
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