Daily: 12th March 2009

12 March, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

Testing continues in Barcelona, and we're really starting to see a pattern in the times, even if we can't trust that Brawn GP are topping the timesheets and McLaren are at the bottom. Whatever they're doing, at least they are consistent. Elsewhere:

  • Briatore is kicking up a bit of a fuss about the rear diffusers again. Williams and Toyota found a clever design loophole that the other teams had missed, Mosley said it was smart but not illegal and now Flav isn't happy. Really, though, isn't he just miffed that he didn't think of it?
  • Ron Dennis has told us that the poor McLaren form in testing is nothing to worry about, which I don't think we were anyway. He said that testing is a discipline and the times are not relevant to what will happen in Australia.
  • Dank shared the news that the Mark Webber Challenge won't be held in 2009, due to economic troubles. It doesn't seem all that positive that the event will be back at all, which would be a shame, because it certainly brought publicity and money to the charities involved.

That'll do it for now. I hate Thursdays, remember, but don't worry about that, I'll still see you in the comments.

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