Hi everyone, this is Sidepodcast’s F1Minute. I’m Christine and these are the F1 headlines for today, 8th October 2007.
Kimi Räikkönen won the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, followed closely by Fernando Alonso, meaning both drivers are still in with a chance at the drivers title when F1 descends on Brazil. Lewis Hamilton scored another unexpected pole position, but during the race he suffered a tyre failure, and retired to score no points.
Alex Wurz has today confirmed that he will be leaving both Williams and Formula 1 as a whole with immediate effect. After much speculation, rumours were squashed this weekend when Alex announced he was going to leave at the end of the season, but the Austrian has moved his plans forward after another poor showing in Canada.
Ex Ferrari employee Nigel Stepney is still planning to release his autobiography, despite it being dropped by the previous publishers. Proceeds from the sale of the book, entitled Red Mist, will go to the Great Ormond Street hospital. Visit nigel-stepney.com for more details.
Those are the top stories for today, join me tomorrow for another F1Minute.
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