This is F1Minute for the 20th December 2007, and these are your top headlines.
Bridgestone have signed a contract with the FIA that sees them as the sole tyre supplier within Formula 1 for the next three years. The deal was forged in the middle of 2006, but has only just been signed. It also includes some participation with the FIA’s road safety campaigning.
Ferrari are still expressing their displeasure over the espionage saga. In an interview with Italian media, Luca di Montezemolo has pinpointed his worst moment of 2007 as July, when McLaren went unpunished for the first hearing. He also went on to question whether Ron Dennis himself, let alone the 2008 car, should be banned from racing. And talking about McLaren’s promise not to borrow their ideas, di Montezemolo was quoted as saying: “Yes, I’m convinced that at least the colours will be different. I don’t expect a red McLaren. It’s better if we talk about something else.”
And finally, Ferrari have confirmed their launch date as January 6th at their Fiorano test track, and the new Honda car will make its appearance on January 29th at their Brackley site.
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