Daily: 11th August 2009

11 August, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

It is Lucas di Grassi's birthday today. The Brazilian is 25 years old today, and must be sad that the factories are all shut, because it means he won't get a cake. Still, with so many new teams turning up next year, does di Grassi have a shot at a race seat? On that subject:

  • US F1 are contemplating signing up Wurz or Pedalo, in the hopes that they can get an experienced driver alongside their American rookie. The question is, which would you rather have? We've had comments on both sides so far, with plenty of people saying neither. Where do you sit on this debate?
  • After some sensible words from Jean Todt recently, Ari has finally issued some of his own, but it is simply to say that he is not fighting against Mr T, or Mr M, but that he is concentrating on the plane he has instead. On that front, he should be revealing details on his cabinet very soon.
  • Finally, Domenicali has admitted that the new regulations haven't worked at all. I have blogged about this here, because Stefano is not the first member of a team to express disappointment. What do you think?

That'll do it for now. There is still more news in F1 than I was ever expecting for the summer break, so I will have to eat my words about the boringness of these few weeks. I will see you in the comments.

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