F1 in the news 60: No F1 for Prodrive in 2008

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Prodrive boss David Richards is pessimistic about his team’s chances of being in Formula 1 next year.

Also the new Ferrari boss has a few things to say about team orders, Cristiano da Matta looks to return to racing following his horror crash, and watch some classic motor racing action online for free.

Prodrive a no-go for 2008 – David Richards says there is no “realistic chance” for his team to be on the grid in 2008.

Luca: Ferrari’s driver policy always equal – New Ferrari boss Luca Baldisserri denies that Felipe Massa will have to play number two to world champion Kimi Raikkonen next year.

Da Matta eyes return to racing – The ex-Formula 1 driver who was badly injured in a collision with a deer while testing a Champ Car last year looks at racing in the Brazilian Stock Car series.

Toyota confirm Kobayashi as third driver – The F3 Euroseries driver will test for the team in 2008.

Singtel named as title sponsor for Singapore GP – Telecommunications company to sponsor F1’s first night race.

Lewis wins Autocar award – Lewis Hamilton receives the Autocar Motorsport Award. He was also voted most popular driver by ING.

San Michael misses the obvious – PlanetF1 editorial criticises the Williams technical director for his defence over the Brazilian Grand Prix fuel controversy.

Tost: No room for RBR refugees – Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost denies he will move either Sebastian Vettel or Sebastien Bourdais to accommodate Mark Webber or David Coulthard should Red Bull sign Fernando Alonso for 2008.

Toro Rosso to start 2008 with old car – The team will also begin 2008 with the STR2 chassis from 2007.

Ralf critical of Toyota’s approach to F1 – Former Toyota driver doesn’t think the Japanese manufacturer will succeed with its current approach.

Macau winner Jarvis seeks F1 test chance – Formula Three and A1 Grand Prix race winner Oliver Jarvis added the Macau Grand Prix to his roster of victories last weekend and now wants a crack at F1.

What would you pay to watch the Singapore GP? – Details on the support races and spectator enclosures at the inaugural event.

Could Fairuz Fauzy be bound for a Formula One race drive sooner than expected? – Malaysian government may back rookie who had a Spyker test contract this year.

Theissen: Tests will decide third driver – Christian Vietoris (F3), Adam Carroll (GP2) and Marko Asmer (2007 British F3 champion) to test for BMW.

Auto-history.tv – Sample free historical motor racing videos between now and the new year.

Schumacher to test again with Ferrari – Seven-times champion will attend the Jerez test, where the teams will be using slick tyres.

Evidence builds in Stepney sabotage case – Spygate fallout continues.

2008 Ferrari to debut in January – Italian team plans to have two cars ready for the first test. To keep track of all the test sessions, car launches, races and more in 2008 try the F1Fanatic.co.uk Formula 1 calendar for Google Calendar

McLaren favourite urged against switch
– Former Michael Schumacher manager Willi Weber thinks joining McLaren would be “career suicide” for Nico Rosberg. So who’s Weber trying to place at McLaren? Nico H??lkenberg?

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3 comments on “F1 in the news 60: No F1 for Prodrive in 2008”

  1. No Prodrive \o/

    And that planet-f1 article on Williams and the fuel irregularities is one of the most non-sensical pieces of journalism I’ve ever read.

  2. will see how Singapore goes, I am flying down there next weekend to do some research on best viewing places and places to stay … one thing is sure now already, it ain’t gonna be the cheapest race to watch, but hopefully it will not match Monaco, that one did hurt :-)

  3. I fully expect Dave Richards to pick up the pieces of the Renault team after Carlos “The Knife” Ghosen does exactly that to the team after the FIA slap them with a 100 million dollar fine.

    If Ghosen does knife the squad, it’s logical for Renault to sell the team assets to pay the piper and who better than Richards to run with it? And Renault can still supply engines.

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