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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix set for October 2009 - Speculation about the Yas Marina race, and a return to the US

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix set for October 2009
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This is F1Minute for the 10th April 2008.

The news is all about speculation today, starting with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2009. Autosport is reporting that organisers have been told the event will take place in October, and they have drafted in an experienced track builder to make sure the circuit is finished on time. There is no word as yet if the Abu Dhabi race will be the season finale though.

Also today, Indianapolis Motor Speedway boss Joie Chitwood has said that F1 needs to return to the US and it should come back to his track. He admitted that the circuit has made sure that all the hurdles have been cleared so that Bernie Ecclestone should have no problem with reintroducing the US Grand Prix to the calendar.

The latest Technical Working Group will focus on the new KERS system and the weight increase it puts on the car. Top bods from each team will meet in order to discuss the alteration of weight limitations in the rules.

Finally, apologies for the short notice but F1Minute needs to take a short hiatus. I will be back with another show as soon as possible.