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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Merc denies vote

Daimler quickly moved to deny reports it held a boardroom level vote concerning its future in Formula 1.

Sports News - January 16, 2009

The rumor took off Monday after news service GMM picked a story up from German publication Focus. The story claimed Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche called for the vote, which narrowly supported the marque's participation by a 3-2 margin.

“There was no voting by the Daimler board of management concerning Formula 1,” a Mercedes spokesperson told ITV. “Apart from this it is correct that we continue our commitment.”

Webber ahead of schedule

According to Mark Webber, his recovery is ahead of schedule and he will be at 100 percent for the opening race in Melbourne.

“The results over the last few weeks have been incredible,” he said on the team's Web site. “We had a really good week last week, so we’re really positive… dare I say it, we’re probably a little bit ahead of schedule.”

Webber is set to be in the cockpit for the first time since breaking his leg in Tazmania during his charity bike event in November when he gets behind the wheel next week in Jerez.

“I’ve really worked hard to get in this position,” he said. “There’s been some stuff in the press that I won’t be 100% fit for Melbourne which pissed me off. I will be 100% ready to do my job.”
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