Daily: 11th October 2009

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

By Christine Blachford

It was a quiet day on Sidepodcast yesterday as we were (and are still) in the process of moving furniture about. There was some racing in the evening though, so plenty to keep you all occupied. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're keeping an eye on:

  • Something to make Mr C happy, Takuma Sato is keeping his fingers crossed he can get a seat in Formula One next year, and with the expanded grid, it could be a possibility. He said that he has unfinished business in the sport and is talking with teams, but if he doesn't get a seat in F1, he'll look at another category of motorsport instead.
  • Bernie Ecclestone has swung the pendulum on the Donington debate again. Despite giving the circuit extension after extension on the deadline to confirm plans are in place, Bernie has admitted that it really doesn't seem likely the race can go ahead there - even if they come up with the required money.
  • Massa is all set to go for his test in the F2007 on Monday, after passing some pretty stringent medical tests this weekend. He also learned that his eye has fully healed after the damage at the Hungarian GP, which is fabulous news and let's hope he does okay behind the wheel again.

That's all for now. The comments will probably still be light from Mr C and myself for today, but we are still around if you need us, and we'll be back to regularly scheduled commenting as soon as possible.

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