JANUARY 1, 1996
Will Benetton's nationalism cause problems?
This could prove to be a huge disadvantage.
Having said that, the Machiavellian Flavio Briatore will probably dream up some way of circumnavigating the regulation - although it is unlikely that he will get all the teams to agree to allow Benetton to break the rule, as his popularity among some team owners is a below zero rating.
The team may have concluded that it will learn more from constant testing at Donington Park - with occasional Monza tests - than at Silverstone. The new Benetton, incidentally, is expected to test at Donington in the third week of January, prior to its official launch in Sicily in early February.