Daily: 11th June 2009

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

By Christine Blachford

It's qualifying day at Le Mans, which means that today is a mini-Franck day (and anyone else who might be driving). Saturday/Sunday will be the big Franck weekend, so be prepared for some obsessive-ness over the weekend. For now, though, here's some F1 news to balance things out:

  • The Lotus company have come out and said they are not associated with the current entry for the 2010 season that is assuming the same name. They're contemplating legal proceedings, just like the Brabham family were as well. Why must people drag old names back to life if it is only going to cause problems? How about being a little creative and coming up with a new name?
  • Bernie Ecclestone has said he would also consider legal action against the manufacturers if they went ahead and started up their own breakaway series. Damon Hill has warned that if F1 went the same way as IRL, it would be a disaster. Will everyone involved sit up and take notice though?
  • Toro Rosso are to become the last team on the grid to bolt the double diffuser onto their car, although they suggest it is not as simple as that. Presumably, they could have just grabbed the info from Adrian Newey once he'd figured it out, so why has it taken them this long?

That'll do it for now. Please feel free to discuss your own thoughts and feelings in the daily post, that's what it's there for. I'll see you in the comments.

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