Daily: 11th March 2009

11 March, 2009 at 09:31 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

We were out and about yesterday, and missed out on a lot of the action, so today we will have to study the testing action in Barcelona to make up for it. There's plenty going on out there, though:

  • Ross Brawn has confirmed that Nick Fry will continue with the team and retain his role as CEO. At least this clears up the last bit of speculation we had regarding who is where within the new Brawn GP. Ross also said that they had no choice but to follow the management buyout through to the end, otherwise the team would have had no future. What happened to those dozens of genuinely interested parties then?
  • The new STR4 had some serious problems yesterday, and only saw a total of 20 laps, most of which recorded no time. Both Bourdais and Buemi had a go in the car, but the front suspension wasn't right, and new parts have to be brought in from the factory. Not really a good start, is it?
  • And if you discount Toro Rosso from the times, then McLaren were the slowest car around the track yesterday. Kovi was at the wheel as Hamilton picked up his MBE from the Queen, and now we're all starting to get suspicious at what the team are playing at.

That should keep us going for now, I'm sure there will be more news emerging today. Don't forget you can catch the last episode of the Races to Remember mini series released yesterday. While you do, I'll see you in the comments.

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