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Old 2nd February 2009, 10:17   #181
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Pat Symonds has told 'autosport': "I have to say before Christmas I was really concerned about how we were going to get that (KERS) even working in its basic form.

"But we made damn good progress over Christmas and I'm much more confident now that we'll get that on the car for Melbourne. There's no guarantees on that, but whereas it was very unlikely before Christmas, I'd now say it's likely."



At least one team is saying that they are most likely going to race with KERS
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Old 2nd February 2009, 19:01   #182
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Renault Straight line testing in Kemble airport



also they had unusually got Five trucks to the yard, well thats shows cost cutting measures by FIA
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Did they have a truck race too? :
What else were they doing with 5 trucks? It's simply overdone. Let's blame it on KERS for now.
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There are people behind the scenes that are very much necessary in building and running F1 here are some major personnel of the cars that have been launched

Major team personnel:

Ferrari
Team principal: Stefano Domenicali
Technical director: Aldo Costa
Engine and electronics director: Gilles Simon
Chief designer: Nikolas Tombazis
Head of vehicle performance and research and design: Marco Fainello
Head of aerodynamics: John Iley
Team manager: Luca Baldisseri
Race engineer (Felipe Massa): Rob Smedley
Race engineer (Kimi Raikkonen): Andrea Stella

Mclaren
Chairman and chief executive: Ron Dennis
Chief operating officer: Martin Whitmarsh
Managing director: Jonathan Neale
Engineering director: Paddy Lowe
Chief engineer: Tim Goss
Head of aerodynamics: Simon Lacey
Mercedes-Benz director of motorsport: Norbert Haug
Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines managing director: Ola Kallenius
Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines chief engineer: Andy Kowell

BMW
Motorsport director: Mario Theissen
Technical director: Willy Rampf
Head of powertrain: Markus Duesmann
Chief designer: Christoph Zimmermann
Head of aerodynamics: William Toet
Managing Director: Walter riedl

RENAULT
Managing director: Flavio Briatore
Technical director, chassis: Bob Bell
Deputy technical director: James Allison
Vehicle technology director: Tad Czapski
Chief designer: Tim Densham
Executive director of engineering: Pat Symonds
Deputy managing director, engine: Rob White
Head of engine and track operations: Denis Chevrier
Director of aerodynamic technology: Dino Toso

Toyota
Team principal and chairman: Tadashi Yamashina
Team president: John Howett
Executive vice-president: Yoshiaki Kinoshita
Team manager: Richard Cregan
Senior general manager, chassis: Pascal Vasselon
Senior general manager, engine: Luca Marmorini
Director, technical co-ordination: Noritoshi Arai
Chief engineer, race and test: Dieter Gass
Head of aerodynamics: Mark Gillan

Williams
Team principals: Sir Frank Williams
Director of engineering: Patrick Head
Technical director: Sam Michael
Chief executive officer: Adam Parr
Chief operations engineer: Rod Nelson
Chief designer: Ed Wood
Chief operating officer: Alex Burns
Head of aerodynamics: John Tomlinson
Senior systems engineer: John Russell
Team manager: Tim Newton
Chief mechanic: Carl Gaden
Race engineer (Car no. 1): Tony Ross
Race engineer (Car no. 2): Xevi Pujolar
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The new agreement to ban in-season testing this year could be modified before it takes effect next month.

The in-season ban, designed to cut costs and staff numbers, has been controversial among some teams, given the simultaneous introduction in 2009 of KERS technology, which has proved troublesome in the development phase.

It is therefore proposed that three official tests be excluded from the 2009 ban, which is currently scheduled to take effect shortly before the Australian Grand Prix through to November's season ending race in Abu Dhabi.


"It's not in everybody's interest to see only five or six cars finish races, so we're trying to get an agreement on a change of the rules for 2009," a top team member is quoted as saying.

Modifying the ban, agreed in collaboration between the teams' FOTA alliance and the governing FIA, would require an unanimous vote.

SOURCE: F1 : Teams seek change to 2009 testing ban - F1 - F1-Live.com
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Sebastien Bourdais confirmed for toro rosso for 09 season,replacing Sato.
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Check this out guys absolutely brilliant video of RB5 and the new rules explained in a nicer way, it is really neat

Go-F1.com > Découvrez en exclusivité la Red Bull RB5 sur Go-F1
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Any idea what happened to Honda team? Have they found any buyers or are we left with only 9 teams
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Check this out guys absolutely brilliant video of RB5 and the new rules explained in a nicer way, it is really neat

Go-F1.com > Découvrez en exclusivité la Red Bull RB5 sur Go-F1
Thank you. nice video !
atleast redbull guys thought of doing a video like this
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Any idea what happened to Honda team? Have they found any buyers or are we left with only 9 teams
NEWYORK TIMES..


The Honda team's hopes of Formula One survival appear to depend on a management buyout led by Ross Brawn, motor racing chief Max Mosley said on Thursday.
The Japanese carmaker announced in December that it was quitting as a constructor and engine supplier and put the team up for sale.
Mercedes have said they are willing to supply an engine but no buyer has emerged to date, with the season starting in Australia on March 29.
International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Mosley rated the team's chances of being in Melbourne at no more than 70 percent.



PS :Brawn said it would take six weeks' work to modify Honda's 2009 car to accommodate a different engine and the team are unlikely to do any pre-season testing as a result.


FERRAI ALSO WILLING :
Ferrari already supply engines to the Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso team and have spare capacity after Force India, who were powered by the Italian units last year, switched to McLaren-Mercedes.
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You guys heard about the FIA allowing Nigel Stepney & Mike Coughlan to apply for jobs in F1 circles? These guys were the perpetrators of the crime for which McLaren shelled out $50M and they are going to be back in F1.
Max Mosley you are indeed a dim wit.
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You guys heard about the FIA allowing Nigel Stepney & Mike Coughlan to apply for jobs in F1 circles? These guys were the perpetrators of the crime for which McLaren shelled out $50M and they are going to be back in F1.
Max Mosley you are indeed a dim wit.
Dude, Stepney & Couglan were already employed!

And this dim wit is ready to pull them back into F1. Dont be surprised if they are hired again in F1.
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Dude, Stepney & Couglan were already employed!

And this dim wit is ready to pull them back into F1. Dont be surprised if they are hired again in F1.
Max mosley has done good things for sports,but this is way of the line..
may be bernie want them to leave the sport,so max mosley really want them to be in sports.
Max don't like bernie..whatever bernie says max does the opposite
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You guys heard about the FIA allowing Nigel Stepney & Mike Coughlan to apply for jobs in F1 circles? These guys were the perpetrators of the crime for which McLaren shelled out $50M and they are going to be back in F1.
Max Mosley you are indeed a dim wit.
Restrictions against Nigel Stepney and Mike Coughlan have been lifted by F1’s governing body, the FIA.
The pair, at the centre of the espionage saga of 2007, had the restrictions imposed because of their roles in the passing of confidential information between Ferrari and McLaren.
Despite the FIA recommending to motor racing employers not to give them jobs, Stepney now works for the on-board camera firm Gigawave, while sacked McLaren designer Coughlan works for transmission specialist Ricardo.
The restrictions were due to run until July of this year, but Max Mosley said he has reconsidered the issue in light of Ferrari and McLaren’s apparent new era of harmony.
The FIA president told reporters this week: “It does seem a little bit mad to make them serve out even longer when the two teams concerned are all making love to each other.
“So, we have said we will let them forget it,” he is quoted as saying by The Guardian.
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Max Mosley has now officially gone mad.
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