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Mutua Madrilena cut ties with Renault - Renault lose a sponsor, and one of their drivers falls ill

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It is the 24th September 2009 and this is F1Minute.

Renault are still dominating headlines this week, as sponsor Mutua Madrilena have terminated their contract with the team with immediate effect. The Spanish insurance giants did not want to be involved with a team that could do something so adverse to “affect the image, reputation and good name of the team’s sponsors.” They are going to keep on sponsoring Alonso, which is mighty convenient timing if he is about to move teams at the end of the year. Just saying.

Meanwhile in Singapore, Romain Grosjean has been feeling unwell and actually left the track early today to rest up at the hotel. The team are hoping he will be okay to complete the weekend, but reserve driver Lucas di Grassi has been limbering up in case he is needed.

Finally, Mario Theissen has said that BMW or whatever they will be called have a deal with Ferrari for engines if they can find a place on the grid next year. They just need that 14th place slot opened up.

That’s all for now, please join me tomorrow for another F1Minute.