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Sam Michael admits overtaking needs some work - Williams are hoping for passing improvements

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This is F1Minute for the 23rd June 2009.

Technical Director of Williams, Sam Michael, has spoken out, saying what we’re all thinking - that the regulations need more work to promote overtaking. He says: “It's maybe working a little bit, but we have just got to keep trying to improve it because it is not an easy problem." He notes of the British Grand Prix: “Nico at stages was a good 0.5s quicker than the cars in front of him, but he couldn't get past.”

Elsewhere, the FIA World Motor Sport Council are preparing to meet tomorrow to discuss FOTA’s plans for a breakaway series. President of FOTA Luca di Montezemolo will be there to put his side of the story across, and it’s supposed to be a defining moment for the future of the sport. Of course, we have heard that before.

There is talk that all the teams want is for Max to step down, but he has written to the FIA member clubs suggesting that it is up to them. If they want him to remain as President, then he is more than happy to stand again, despite saying the exact opposite this time last year.

That’s all for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.