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Hungarian GP gets five year extension - An audio safety car warning, and Honda speculation

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It’s the 4th August 2008, and this is F1Minute.

Some snippets of news following the race yesterday: Bridgestone haven’t confirmed it yet, but believe that Hamilton’s puncture was caused by debris in the sidewall. The tyre is being flown to Japan for further investigation. The Hungarian GP has been given a five year extension. It was already contracted until 2011 and will now run to 2016.

In other news, Autosport.com is reporting that the drivers will test out a new audio warning system in their cars, as part of the overhaul of the safety car rules. The idea is that anything on the dashboard is just going to add more distraction for the drivers, so some kind of signal over the team radio may be more effective.

Finally, in the rumour mill, the speculation has increased that Alonso will join Honda in 2009 for a one-year deal before moving on to Ferrari. It’s believed that Honda are willing to offer the short term contract in return for a big name signing.

That’s it for today, join me again tomorrow for another F1Minute.