Welcome to F1Minute for the 28th July 2009.
Norbert Haug of Mercedes believes that teams could start to rethink their negative opinion on KERS now that Hamilton scored the first victory for a car with the device in. He said now that the system has helped a car to win, it will be mentioned more, and FOTA might take notice. The teams have already agreed not to run it from next year as part of the cost-cutting measures, but Haug says a standard device could help that problem.
Meanwhile, doctors treating Massa have said that his recovery is going very well, and if he continues at this pace, then he may be able to leave hospital within the next 10 days. However, he is quick to point out that it is still very serious, but “the danger is decreasing by the day.”
It seems very likely Ferrari will have a spare seat at Valencia and there is wild speculation that Michael Schumacher could fill it. Within an hour, two stories emerged with his spokesperson saying he’d consider it, and his manager saying he was 200% sure it wouldn’t happen.
That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.
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