Today is the 18th May 2009 and this is F1Minute.
Patrick Head has said that if Nico Rosberg leaves the team at the end of this year, then they want to bring in an established driver. Rosberg has said he wants to be in a competitive car next year, and if that’s not Williams, then he’ll look elsewhere. Head said that they want the team to be competitive enough to attract a top name, despite having Nico Hülkenberg waiting in the wings as reserve driver.
Elsewhere, Max Mosley has spoken about the current problems with the 2010 regulations, and has said he thinks only six teams at most will meet the entry deadline for next year, which is next Friday. He confirmed teams that miss the deadline will either become a late entry, or they could start their own series. He said if that was the case, the FIA would check over the regulations for safety, and that would be the end of their involvement. He’s hoping that “common sense” – his words, not mine – will prevail, though, and more entries will meet the deadline.
That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.
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References Nico Hülkenberg, Nico Rosberg
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