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Whitmarsh prepares for FIA hearing // Martin believes their relationship with the FIA is improving

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Welcome to F1Minute, it’s the 28th April 2009.

Martin Whitmarsh has spoken ahead of the FIA hearing tomorrow and said that the team now have a much better relationship with the governing body than it did under Ron Dennis. Whitmarsh adds it is clear from the history between McLaren and the FIA that things need to change going forward to be more positive and more constructive. Autosport are reporting that he might attend the hearing by himself, rather than take any legal advisors with him.

Elsewhere, Virgin boss Richard Branson says that he has offered the title sponsorship to Brawn but he isn’t the only one and the team are currently reviewing their options. He expects to make an announcement regarding Virgin’s future in F1 at the race in Barcelona.

Finally, reports that a film about Ayrton Senna’s life in Formula 1 will begin shooting next month. Made by Working Title Films, the Senna family have given full permission, and FOM will even provide footage.

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