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Ecclestone hits out at Honda - Bernie doesn't mince his words, and Vijay hasn't made up his mind

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Today is the 11th December 2008, and you’re listening to F1Minute.

Bernie Ecclestone hasn’t held back his opinion on Honda, telling The Telegraph newspaper that they will not be missed. He said: “Just look at where they finished in the championship – ninth. They wasted millions and were a bad example to other teams.” He then goes on to say he’s looking forward to bringing in some buyers with more sense. Harsh words.

Meanwhile, Vijay Mallya has admitted the 2009 lineup for Force India is not official, despite both drivers confident they’ll be driving next year. Mallya previously said they would both be back, but now apparently has to “discuss this issue with McLaren and take this decision at an appropriate time.”

Finally, it was Toro Rosso on top again in Jerez, Buemi just ahead of Sato, with both drivers completing well over 100 laps each. BMW were the slowest of the day, but as ever, these times aren’t really representative.

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