Daily: 10th June 2010

10 June, 2010 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By James

It is Thursday once more, it feels like time is just flying by. Whilst these is a dislike for Thursdays on Sidepodcast it is the last day before what is a weekend full of sport with the Canadian Grand Prix, Le Mans 24 Hours and the start of the World Cup so make the most of this time.

  • Ferrari has ended speculation as to who will partner Fernando Alonso next season by extending Felipe Massa's contract until 2012. It means that there will be no movement in the "top 4" teams compared to this year which saw new line-ups at Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes.
  • Ross Brawn has told Mercedes to think 'long and hard' before considering supplying engines to another outfit. With the Mercedes engine considered to be the best on the grid I'm sure the last thing the Mercedes GP team need is another team beating them with the same engine.
  • Luca di Montezemolo wants sweeping changes to Formula One and has once more hit out at the new teams labelling them a joke. In summary he wants shorter and tougher races, possibly two races per weekend, testing to make a comeback and you guessed it a third car.
  • On the subject of third cars Martin Whitmarsh is in favour of the idea but only if there were less that 10 teams. For something that seems very unlikely to ever happen it never seems to go away.
  • Ferrari have signed 11-year-old Canadian Lance Stroll for its Driver Academy programme. It will be a long while before we see him anywhere near Formula One but who knows he could be a future Ferrari driver.
  • Michael Schumacher has yet to stand on the podium so far in 2010 (the only driver of the top 4 teams) but this could change this weekend as Schumacher has won the Canadian Grand Prix a record 7 times.
  • Time for the weekly Doctor Who mention (you knew it was coming), whilst sport is taking over this weekend and this weeks episode doesn't seem overly great (what with James Corden), there are some clips over on BlogtorWho which may change your mind although beware there are spoilers.
  • For the final bullet point I leave you with this image, a comparison of the Renault front wing a year ago and how it appeared at the Turkish Grand Prix, quite a difference.

I hope you have a good Thursday, whatever you may be up to, and I shall see you in the comments!

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