F1 news round-up: 27th March

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Here?s a collection of my F1 clippings from the past 24 hours. If you?ve spotted any more stories worth sharing please post them below.

Turning Point

Article in the Wall Street Journal with some quotes from me.

FOA issues media statement

"FOTA claimed that monies are owed by CVC (FOA’s controlling shareholder) to the teams for the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Championship seasons. Neither CVC nor FOA owes any amount to any team."

Why Virgin is getting into bed with Brawn

"The Brawn cars will totally dominate this weekend and the next few as well, until the others can catch up."

The Williams Blog

"The test session went well from a performance point of view, but it was a logistical challenge to run a car in southern Spain this close to the first race. Many of the spare parts in Jerez will be needed in Australia and they had to be driven back to the factory on Tuesday night. But even that wasn’t straight forward because Nico [Rosberg] crashed on Tuesday afternoon, forcing us to re-schedule our plans."

Q & A with Nick Heidfeld

"I think the issue with points and they way it was done just before the first race was not clever and then to introduce it, and then nobody liking it, not the fans, not the drivers, not the teams – or just a very small per cent. And then reversing it but saying we will introduce it in 2010, this I think is not nice. But the other thing with the diffusers is just part of the sport."

Alonso: Ecclestone must heed drivers

"Unfortunately we had a bad last three or four weeks for our sport, with the change in rules and this attempt to change the world championship, to be decided by victories. We are happy they regretted their decision and they went back to the normal points. But now there's this diffuser thing, and I think for the fans it is impossible to understand how Formula 1 can start a championship like this with so many doubts and so many changes. We will see when it's over, and then for race one we can talk about the sport, about having fun in the car, and hopefully the spectators will enjoy it."

Hamilton joins the GPDA

"Hamilton revealed on Thursday in Australia that he has joined the GPDA following talks with chairman and team-mate Pedro de la Rosa."

Formula 1 circuit guides – 2009

Cool new F1 circuit guides from the BBC

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