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News roundup following Singapore GP // A bullet points recap including Ferrari signings, and Bernie's circuit plans

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News roundup following Singapore GP
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This is F1Minute for the 29th September 2008.

Following on from the great race in Singapore, here are some news snippets we might have missed.

  • Bernie Ecclestone has announced that the Indian Grand Prix, due to be on the calendar from 2010, has been pushed back a year. It looks as though construction work will be finished in time for the 2010 debut, so reasons for Bernie’s decision remain unknown.
  • Ferrari have confirmed they will be keeping Luca Badoer and Marc Gené as test drivers for next season.
  • Alonso says that although he knows he was lucky with the safety car timing at the weekend, he also had a fast car, and he believes this win makes up for what has been a really tough year.
  • Ex-F1 champ Jackie Stewart has said the biggest winner from the Singapore race this weekend was Formula 1 in general, because such a fantastic event should help put some of the recent controversies behind us.
  • And finally, it’s no surprise that the overhaul of the safety car regulations has resurfaced, with teams very unhappy about the lottery effect.

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