Welcome to F1Minute for the 2nd December 2008.
Having confirmed last week that Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz was buying out his 50% share of Toro Rosso, Gerhard Berger has said he might not be leaving F1 forever. He said: “Let’s put it this way: if one day the right conditions for a return are on the table, then I could consider the possibility of coming back.” He also clarified his reasons for selling, admitting that he was focused on improving Toro Rosso’s performance but needed more funds from Red Bull, and they just weren’t forthcoming. He believes Red Bull will sell STR to put all their energy into their own team.
Also today, Alonso revealed he is targeting his third title in 2009 but he knows it may not go to plan, saying: “The first part of last season was average. I can’t afford to start the championship thinking that I’m not going to win. It’s a very clear goal, although it may have to be altered as the year goes on.”
Finally, McLaren have announced their launch date as the 16th January and it will be in Woking.
That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.
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