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Tyre warmers ban may not happen in 2009 // The FIA may be pushing back the ban after complaints

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Today is the 27th June 2008, and you’re listening to F1Minute.

Autosport.com are reporting that the FIA are scrapping the anticipated ban of tyre warmers for 2009. The ban was supposed to coincide with the reintroduction of slick tyres, but teams and drivers have been raising safety concerns ever since the idea was put forward. Although Bridgestone have offered up a solution or two, no agreement can be reached. Therefore, it looks like the FIA will push back the warmers ban.

Elsewhere today, it has emerged that Bernie Ecclestone warned Max Mosley about the fact that someone was out to discredit him at least two months before the News of the World scandal broke. A different UK newspaper, The Times, is reporting that Bernie has a friend from a corporate intelligence company who was approached with an unlimited budget to bring Max’s reputation into disrepute, so he would be removed from office. Bernie’s friend told Bernie and Bernie told Max, but I guess Max didn’t think it was a problem.

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