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Donington get yet another deadline extension - Bernie is starting to reconsider, whilst Massa feels comfortable in the car

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Today is the 12th October 2009 and this is F1Minute.

This can’t really be classed as news anymore but Donington has had yet another extension to prove their circuit will be ready in time for the 2010 British Grand Prix. Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that it’s not looking good for the circuit though. Speaking to The Times newspaper he said: “Even if they get the money, I cannot see how it will all be ready in time to go. It is very disappointing because we thought it would happen but they cannot go on missing deadlines.” Having said that over the weekend, Donington boss Simon Gillett has confirmed they’ve been given two more weeks.

Meanwhile, Massa had his test in the F2007 with GP2 tyres on and said he felt exactly the same as he did before the accident happened. He said: “Everything went well, I felt very good physically, it felt like the crash from 25 July had never occurred. I haven’t had any eyesight problem and today I’d be ready to do not just one, but two races in a row.”

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