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F1 new-boys Campos Meta have said that they will definitely be on the grid for the first race of the season in Bahrain. They also said that the team-mate of Bruno Senna will be a rookie as well, with three drivers from GP2 rumoured to be in talks with them. Speculation has been placed on the spanish team, as well as US F1, that they will not be ready for the first races of the year. US F1 have also said that they will be in Bahrain.

Crash-gate driver Nelson Piquet Jr. has announced that he will be driving in the American NASCAR series this year, and not in Formula 1. For those of you who may not know, NASCAR is the American touring car championship.

Michael Schumacher has said that he felt ‘comfortable’ and that he enjoyed his wind and rain limited GP2 test run of 52 laps at the Jerez circuit is Spain.

Now for the African Cup of Nations update. Defending Champions Egypt beat Nigeria 3-1, and Mozambique drew 2-2 with Benin.

In sadder news today, Miep Gies, the last person alive to have help Anne Frank’s family evade the Nazis in Amsterdam for over 2 years has died at the age of 100. After the war, she found Anne’s diary and presented it to her father Otto. Without her, Anne and her family would literally have just been numbers. In a way, we have lost one of the most important people of the 20th century.

Miep Gies (1909-2010)

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