The Spanish motor racing federation RFEA are trying to get Renault’s ban lifted so that local hero Fernando Alonso can race on home ground at Valencia.
"The federation has asked the ICA to rescind the ban or else substitute it with 'another form of penalty which does not affect the drivers’ right to take part in the European Grand Prix'."
"Piquet joins a list of disgruntled drivers who have found that being the number two driver in a Briatore team is not easy. That list includes Johnny Herbert, JJ Lehto, Alex Wurz and Jarno Trulli, all of whom had unhappy experiences."
"In a similar situation, Williams would unhesitatingly use its current test driver. For the sake of consistency and fairness, therefore, we oppose Ferrari's proposal to test ahead of the European Grand Prix." So no test for Schumacher after all. Williams makes a fair point – what the point of having a nominated third driver if you're not going to use them?
"The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is pleased with the announcement of the finalisation of the new agreement between the FIA (Federation Internationale de L’Automobile), the FORMULA 1 Commercial Rights Holders and FOTA (Formula 1 Teams' Association). The agreement brings stability to the sport of Formula One and ensures the best teams will be participating in the championship for years to come and will all be at Albert Park in March next year."
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