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Germany news wrap-up
AUTOSPORT brings you a Monday morning summary of the biggest headlines from throughout the Formula 1 weekend

  By Matt Beer

As Mark Webber finally delivered an overdue first grand prix win in commanding style at the Nurburgring, the political rows that have been the theme of the 2009 season continued to rumble in the background.

By the end of the weekend it seemed a final resolution had moved closer, however, despite a less than promising start when the FOTA teams walked out of a Technical Working Group meeting on Wednesday having been denied a vote. Amid all this, the story took a new twist as rallying legend Ari Vatanen officially announced that he would stand for the FIA presidency - regardless of what Max Mosley decided to do.

There some intriguing on-track stories this weekend too, headlined by the strong likelihood of Sebastien Bourdais losing his Toro Rosso drive before Hungary, and the genuine possibility that Sebastien Loeb could appear in that car in the Abu Dhabi season finale.


Mark Webber Webber tops first practice in Germany

Hamilton sets pace in second practice

Hamilton tops final practice in Germany

Webber secures maiden Formula 1 pole

Webber overcomes penalty for first win


FOTA teams walk out of FIA meeting

FOTA says FIA putting F1 in jeopardy

FIA: FOTA was aware of observer status

Alonso rubbishes Ferrari 'rumours'

Bourdais denies doubts about F1 future

Theissen: Ecclestone apology necessary

FOTA pushing ahead with breakaway

Willis parts company with Red Bull

Vatanen to run for FIA presidency

Vatanen wants a new era for the FIA

Formula 1 row nearing end

Loeb: No F1 switch during WRC season

N.Technology takes FIA to court

Barrichello: Team made me lose race

Brawn says Barrichello just frustrated

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Matt Beer starting freelancing for in the first week of its existence in 1999, and spent the next decade-and-a-half dovetailing increasing amounts of time contributing to it with working for other Haymarket motorsport websites, UK national reporting, co-managing award-winning Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatres, racing driver and team PR, and getting some degrees, plus contributions to an AUTOCOURSE Champ Car yearbook and the FIA Institute's in-house magazine. Now deputy editor of, he also oversees AUTOSPORT's talent development programme for emerging motorsport writers.
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