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GP Week : Issue 45
Short Straights n Fernando Alonso has admitted that he misses the competition of being teamed up with Lewis Hamilton. The Spaniard made the comments as a plaque honouring Hamilton as World Champion was unveiled at the Circuit de Catalunya. n The ‘winner takes all’scheme for deciding the Drivers’ World Championship was initially thought to have made its way into the 2010 F1 regulations following the World Motorsport Council hearing on May 29. However, it emerged that this had been an oversight, held over from the previous meeting and the existing system will remain in place. n Toro Rosso will be building its own car in 2010. The team currently uses a car closely matched to the Red Bull RB5, due to the teams’shared use of the Red Bull Technology company. Next season, however, the team will become a constructor in its own right. n The race row could be about to explode again after television pictures appeared to show one fan at the Spanish Grand Prix with a ‘blacked-up’ face, wearing a McLaren t-shirt. A number of similarly decorated fans caused controversy at an F1 test at the Circuit de Catalunya in 2007, with the FIA deciding not to sanction the track unless a similar incident occurred in the future. An FIA spokesperson told GPWeek they were aware of the new development and would be looking into it. Donington gets a reprieve THE continuing saga of the 2010 British Grand Prix took a further twist last week as Donington Park lease holders Donington Ventures Leisure Ltd were handed an extension to their deadline with the local Council by which time they must convince the authorities that all promised conditions will be met. The North West Leicestershire District Council’s planning committee imposed a June 30 cut off point for DVLL to convince them that their transport management plan for the circuit will be satisfied, without which the circuit will not gain planning permission which is crucial to the completion of the F1 redevelopment. Any failure to meet this deadline will see planning permission rescinded. Donington hit the headlines over the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend when circuit owner Tom Wheatcroft began legal proceedings against DVLL for more than £2 million in unpaid rent. This action only served to compound DVL’s problems as Donington’s racing license had been suspended earlier in the season by the FIA and Motor Sport Association as a new access road was built under the existing track. However with a month and a half until the Council’s deadline, Donington has received some good news. Two weeks on from its last spot of bad news, confirmation came through on Sunday that both the FIA and MSA have granted racing licences to the circuit. Donington had been forced to cancel numerous recent race meetings, but with work continuing well at the track, racing can now restart at the circuit as DVLL aims to push on with redevelopment for the 2010 British Grand Prix.