Today is the 20th July 2009, and this is F1Minute.
It was a quiet news weekend, which turned into a terrible news weekend, as we learned that Henry Surtees, son of former F1 Champion John Surtees, died after an accident during the F2 race at Brands Hatch. John says: “The world beckoned and he was thriving on the freedom to concentrate on his motorsport. Most importantly, he was a nice person and a loving son. He will be deeply missed.” Naturally, our thoughts are with the Surtees family at this difficult time.
Also over the weekend, Bernie Ecclestone had some more thoughts on the future of the British Grand Prix, offering up the suggestion that Silverstone and Donington could share the race, as the German GP has for the last few years. President of the BRDC, Damon Hill, says: “I think it’s an insult. It’s another absurd step to try and squeeze as much profit and as much benefit for the commercial rights-holder. It’s not a long-term strategy.” He also added that he doubts “the Donington project is viable”.
That’s all for now, please join me again tomorrow for another F1Minute.
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