Welcome to F1Minute, these are your headlines for the 2nd April 2008.
McLaren boss Ron Dennis has delivered a speech at the Motor Sport Business Forum in Bahrain, and shared his views on the future of the sport. Addressing the expansion of the calendar, Dennis said he welcomes the idea of F1 becoming more and more global, but he doesn’t want to see more than 20 races per season. He said that the winter off-season needs to be preserved, because the anticipation is all part of the fun. Also during his speech, Dennis mentioned the constant rule changes, saying although he supported the ideas behind them, a bit of stability is needed to actually help save costs.
In other news today, the 2008 Toro Rosso car has made it’s track debut in a shakedown in Italy. Red Bull junior driver Brendan Hartley was behind the wheel. The car will return in the Barcelona test this month.
Finally, Barrichello has said that his career is not over yet, he still believes he has another couple of seasons left, and wants to get to 300 GP starts.
That’s all for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.
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