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Contract extensions, launch dates, and testing news // Interlagos will host F1 until 2014, as Toyota won't introduce KERS

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You’re listening to F1Minute and it’s the 3rd November 2008.

Here are some of the news stories we might have missed this weekend.

Firstly, after such an amazing race, the good news is Interlagos has had it’s F1 contract extended, and will now feature on the calendar until 2014.

Toyota have confirmed that they intend to launch their KERS package in the middle of 2009, and not from the outset. Team President John Howett said they are working flat out on the device, but people “underestimate some of the major challenges.” Toyota announced the launch of their car a while ago, and now BMW have become the second team to confirm a launch date. Their 2009 car will be unveiled in Valencia on January 20th.

And finally, in testing news, Bruno Senna will have a go in the Honda in the hopes of a race seat for next year at the Barcelona test this month. Also, Red Bull will be testing with five-times world rally champ Sébastien Loeb, proving that the Red Bull empire really does have a thing for drivers called Sébastien.

That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.