Apr.2 (GMM) During a FOTA meeting scheduled for 4.30pm on Friday at Sepang, the F1 teams association is expected to discuss the possible revival of in-race refuelling for the 2011 season.
France’s Auto Hebdo reported that the refuelling issue will be “among many topics” on the agenda, amid rumours on Friday that FOTA might also lift its gentleman’s ban on KERS.
The publication also reports rumours that Ferrari could be eyeing Renault’s Robert Kubica as a possible new teammate for Fernando Alonso in 2011.
When the Pole Kubica switched from BMW-Sauber at the end of 2009, it was suggested that he had signed a single-year contract in order to be free for 2011 to join his friend Alonso in the red garage.
Auto Hebdo, who said a preliminary agreement may already have been signed, made clear that its report was not an April Fool’s joke!
Massa’s contract runs out at the end of 2010, and Alonso told Italian media in Malaysia that he was not frustrated by having to follow the Brazilian to the chequered flag in Melbourne a week ago.
“Frustrated? No, because team orders are not allowed,” said the Spaniard.