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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Australia: Pre-practice odds and ends

As expected, stewards in Australia declared the diffusers on the Brawn GP, Toyota and Williams cars legal, allowing the teams to race this weekend and opening the door to the FIA Court of Appeal process.

Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault made the official protest, and have confirmed they will follow up with the FIA, which will not be able to make a decision until after next weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, meaning points may be at stake.

Check out grandprix.com for an in-depth explaining the diffuser situation.

F1 Grand Prix of Australia - Previews

Plus, The Times reports Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, thought at one point to have been a monkey wrench in the management buyout of the Honda F1 team, has done a deal to be a sponsor for said management group. Read all about Brawn GP’s pending sponsorship deal.

And, Jenson Button, Robert Kubica, Felipe Massa, and Sebastian Vettel take part in Thursday’s press conference. Read the transcript here. 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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