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Bernie wants medals in for 2009 - Ecclestone announces a deal with LG and promotes gold, silver and bronze

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Today is the 26th November and this is F1Minute.

Bernie Ecclestone has hit the headlines today by saying he is determined to get the medals scoring system in place for the 2009 season. In a news conference, Ecclestone said: “It’s going to happen. All the teams are happy. The whole reason for this is I am fed up with people talking about there being no overtaking.” Assuming all the teams are happy about this new system, Bernie still needs to get the go ahead from the FIA, who will decide at a World Council meeting next month.

In more Bernie news, he announced a five-year deal with LG Electronics, who become the technology partner of Formula 1. The deal officially includes: Consumer Electronics, Mobile Phones and Data Processing, which actually means they’ll sort out the live timing and television graphics. Despite the economic climate being worrying, LG say there is nothing more important to invest in than their brand.

And a final story, another deal in place, Santander have confirmed a switch from McLaren to Ferrari in 2010.

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