Ecclestone said: "Unreasonable compared to what? We do business worldwide and nobody else thinks we're unreasonable. We've got a queue of people that want races. So we can't be unreasonable."
"Nicolas Todt acknowledged that despite a stronger finish to Bourdais' maiden season, the 29-year-old has not yet penned a contract to remain at Toro Rosso in 2009. '"It is a rather unpleasant period,' said Todt, the son of the former Ferrari boss Jean Todt."
"The company Lagardere Sports and Disneyland Paris have abandoned their project to hold the French Grand Prix, saying that the event is not economically viable."
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"The word in Formula 1 circles is that the paddock newspaper, known as The Red Bulletin is to cease production in F1 next year."
"According to Appendix O of the International Sporting Code, the final inspection must occur at least 90 days prior to the first F1 race held on the track, unless it is a temporary track, in which case 120 days is needed. This implies that Donington Park expect the race to be held in July. While it is possible to hold the inspection when the track is in a near-completed rather than fully completed state, allowance for over-runs must be made (the next planning meeting that might grant approval is on January 27 2009)."
Sebastien Buemi: "We expect a decision soon. For the team it's really important to make a decision and to try to have a test before Christmas with the proper drivers for next year.
Alan Henry: "I have no idea why he thinks competitors will be more motivated to overtake simply because they’re going to get a medal rather than an extra championship point. But I do know one thing; if Bernie has decided it is going to happen, then it will happen. Thing is, though, I don’t believe for a moment that he is anymore convinced than the rest of us."
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