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Massa & Coulthard

Michael Schumacher has said that the 2 Ferrari drivers contributed to the teams disasterous start to the season

Schumacher told Auto Motor und Sport that Felipe Massa’s first corner crash, and collision with David Coulthard, were both driver errors.
Schumacher said data shows that Massa was in too low a gear when he spun into the barriers on lap one at Albert Park.
“At the moment we do not know why,” he said, “but now without traction control, and on cold tyres, the car in that moment becomes very critical.”
Schumacher also said that, while Coulthard should shoulder some of the responsibility, Massa was to blame for the crash later in the race. 
“You have to say that David could have been a little cleverer about it,” he said, “but there is no question that Felipe was the cause.”

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Formula One will change TV channel for the start of the 2009 F1 season
The BBC will take over from ITV who are currently showing the F1 races
The deal is rumoured to be for 5 years.
“We were delighted when Bernie Ecclestone approached us about the return of F1 to the BBC,” said Dominic Coles, BBC’s Director of Sport Rights.¬†
This will put an end to TV adverts during qualifying and the race.

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