F1 links: F1 debt

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F1 test disappointment for Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch: "I don't get to drive the Formula One car anymore. I have to go to the Nationwide banquet and accept my sixth place awards instead," he confirmed. "NASCAR took me away from the Formula One car." Shame – I was really looking forward to seeing how he'd get on.

The racing is over for the season but F1’s off-track action is hotting up

'“Total external third-party net debt is around $2.3bn. The business currently enjoys over $200m of EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) headroom versus covenants to service this debt” […] The upshot is that, according to F1 company accounts, in 2007 the group made $260m in interest payments and paid off just $95m of the principal. With the loans due for full repayment in 2014 it seems F1 has a steep hill to climb. However, it has a trick or two under its bonnet.'

The future of Rubens Barrichello

"Rubens Barrichello will not be testing for the Honda team this week in Barcelona and that seems to suggest that the Brazilian veteran may have had his last race with the team."

Alonso rubbishes Glock conspiracy theory

Is anyone still clinging to the idiotic idea that Glock slowed on purpose?

BBC’s Prix is not right for Murray

Murray Walker: "The last time the BBC had it they didn't realise how important it was. They didn't devote the right people and facilities. ITV spent a great deal on those rights and made the most of them. They made sure they had the right people, brought in experts – people like Tony Jardine. They devoted a lot more time than the BBC ever did." Problem was, ITV quickly replaced the Tony Jardines with the Beverley Turners…

Attempts to reinstate Canada fail

"Montreal officials revealed that they were only told for the first time that the race had been dropped from the 2009 schedule on October 7." i.e. the same day it was made public.

Re-Analysing The Championship Duel

Alianora la Canta looks at who would have been champion without the car failures and questionable stewards' calls. A very thorough analysis.

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