This is F1Minute for the 13th March.
Last night, chief of the Magma group Martin Leach spoke to Super Aguri staff in Melbourne about the team’s future. Already, speculation is mounting about the future of Managing Director Daniel Audetto who hasn’t missed a Super Aguri race yet, but is not present in Australia. It’s also believed that before the Monaco Grand Prix, the team will be rebranded and given a new colour scheme, and they may even end up with a new name.
Anthony Davidson has admitted that although he is relieved to have a confirmed race drive and actually be in Melbourne, at the moment he feels the team are just there to make up the numbers. Of Free Practice, Davidson says: “ We will probably be able to get about 25-30 laps in in total tomorrow, so that makes it harder still on us.”
Finally, ITV have announced they’ve secured the rights to show the practice sessions online, and broadcast qualifying and the race via their website at the same time as on the TV. It looks like this is only available in the UK at the moment, but it’s a step in the right direction.
That’s all for today, join me tomorrow for another F1Minute.
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