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Czech Republic wants Grand Prix event - A new country looks to F1, as Button considers his future

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Today is the 13th November 2009 and this is F1Minute.

Autosport is reporting today that officials in the Czech Republic have their eye on hosting a Grand Prix at some point in the future, but they’re hoping to get a DTM race first. The track  doesn’t exist yet but has been drafted by Hermann Tilke - him again. It would be situated a few miles out of Prague and would be part permanent and part street circuit. There’s also talk of the track going through a stadium, but I care little for those gimmicks.

Meanwhile, Nick Heidfeld has hit back at criticism about his performance last year and thinks he could be in with a drive in 2010. The German said: “When you’re battling for victories and podiums, people look only at the statistics - in the media at least. Fortunately, the people who run the teams can see beyond that. So all in all, I’m quite optimistic about the future.”

Finally, Maurice Hamilton of the Guardian  reported that Jenson Button visited the McLaren factory in Woking today. People will talk!

That’s all for now, have a great weekend and I’ll be back on Monday with another F1Minute.