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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Race prep: Britain

Bruno Senna has been dropped in favor of test driver Sakon Yamamoto for the British Grand Prix.

May 08, 2010 - Barcelona, Spain - A team photo for the Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) (L to R): Sakon Yamamoto (JPN) Test and Reserve Driver; Karun Chandhok (IND); Bruno Senna (BRA); Christian Klien (AUT) Test and Reserve Driver...Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Spanish Grand Prix, Qualifying Day.


Rumors had been swirling around Senna’s teammate, Karun Chandhok, so the move came as a bit of a surprise.

The team plans to release details Friday.

Meanwhile, in other driver news, Renault has extended Robert Kubica through the 2012 season.

Kubica had been considered a possibility for Ferrari, but the Scuderia chose instead to retain Felipe Massa.

And American Jonathan Summerton is putting his eggs in the Cypher Group basket for 2011.

The hopefuls are aiming for the spot vacated by US F1 for 2011, includes a number of ex-US F1 employees, and claims to have a technical partnership with a current F1 manufacturer.

One organization the Cypher Group won’t have to beat out is ART Grand Prix, which announced it was withdrawing it’s bid to become F1’s 13th team in 2011.

The Nicolas Todt-led team had been thought to be a leading contender for the slot.

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Sir Frank Williams has stepped aside as chairmanship of Williams Grand Prix Engineering. Adam Parr, current chief executive officer, takes over. But Williams made it clear he has no plans to fade into the woodwork.


CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 05:  Sir Frank Williams of Great Britain and team Williams during day three of The Goodwood Festival of Speed at The Goodwood Estate on July 5, 2009 in Chichester, England.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Red Bull gifted Adrian Newey a 2009 RB5 chassis in recognition of his contribution to the team.

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Despite announcing a deal to hold a race in Austin, Texas, Bernie Ecclestone has not given up on a New York-area race. Ecclestone confirmed circuit designer of choice Hermann Tilke is “now looking into it,” prompting speculation there could soon be two U.S.-based grands prix in the near future.

Of course, it is still likely there could be none...

Hoping to avoid that outcome, Korean Grand Prix organizers say they are well on track to hold the country's inaugural Formula 1 race later this year.

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