Here we are then, it is Friday, it is Monza, and it is Free Practice day. The racing action gets underway once more, and as ever, we'll be live commenting every session. I hope you can join us throughout the day. Meanwhile, here are some of the things that have caught our attention:
- Twitpic is providing some real insight into what life is like at Monza right now, with Barrichello walking the track and taking pictures as he goes. Radio 5live have given us a peek inside the commentary box - which for now is nice and dry. Last year they were washed out!
- A bit of humour to lighten up your day, Grand Prix Diary presents the F1 Lonely Hearts Column. It's a lonely business, travelling the world and giving it your all at the circuit every fortnight. Takes a special kind of partner to put up with that.
- Finally, Renault have been talking about their Thursday in Magical Monza. It's funny if only because they just aren't talking about it. On that subject, Stuart had a couple of good insights from the paddock itself, about the Alonso interview, and the general feeling in the paddock.
That'll do it for now. Remember to keep your Sidepodradio submissions coming in (it's the deadline today, assuming the voicemail is still working). I'll see you in the comments.