Giancarlo Fisichella is the favourite to join star 2009 debutant Kamui Kobayashi at Sauber for F1 2010

“I’m happy that they can participate in the Championship next year, I would like to be able to collaborate with a team I know and I got on very well with them: together with Ferrari we’ll see if that will be possible.”

Carlos Sainz wins the Dakar Rally.

“It has been a very important day for me, Spain has finally won the Dakar with cars and I’m delighted. I want to thank Lucas Cruz for his great work and to all the team, and everybody who put their trust in me.

“We haven’t had any problems, and the car doesn’t have a scratch. I think we have done a fast but intelligent Dakar. It has been a very hard fight with my team-mate. We knew it would be that way. As I said before, I want to thank everyone who trusted in me.”