Daily: 7th May 2009

7 May, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

I am taking back the reigns of the Daily post, thanks to Mr C for covering. We're both still under the weather, if we're honest, but we're soldiering on because there's some good racing around the corner, I just know it. Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about:

  • It took them all day, but we finally found out what FOTA thought about the budget caps idea. They want to "talk about it." Now, I don't need to tell you that "we have to talk" is generally not a precursor to good news, but they haven't come out all guns blazing as I thought they might.
  • Simon Gillett has been given to the end of June to sort out his paperwork for the British Grand Prix. It's the extension he was after, but you have to wonder why the documentation hasn't already been sorted, when DVLL has had the contract in place for about nine months.
  • With news flying about with teams bringing new parts, and dropping existing technologies, James Allen wrote a good post a couple of days ago detailing each team's plans for the Spanish Grand Prix. Things may change before the action gets going, but it's definitely a good place to start.

That'll do it for now. Don't forget to check out the F1 Big Picture for the past few days, if you haven't already, as we've looked back into the history of the Spanish GP, and at what happened last year as well.

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