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Championship winner's family to wave chequered flag // Coulthard supports charity, as Brazil gets the family involved

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This is F1Minute and it’s the 30th October 2008.

With just one day to go until the action kicks off in Brazil, it’s all anyone is talking about. The officials at Interlagos have said that the family of whoever wins the championship will get to wave the chequered flag at the end of the race. Thus Lewis Hamilton’s father and brother, or Felipe Massa’s mum and dad could get the chance to signal the title for their loved one.

Also, at his last Grand Prix before retirement, David Coulthard will be running a special livery, mostly white, and dedicated to the Wings for Life charity. About the connection, Coulthard said: “In Formula One success is determined by a few seconds, in medicine people think in terms of years. But in both disciplines, ambition and commitment are crucial factors that are needed in order to reach the finishing line as soon as possible. Wings for Life helps to accelerate the breakthrough in spinal cord research.”

And finally, the weather updates going into this weekend are overcast, but warm, with the chance of showers over all three days.

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