Daily: 12th September 2009

12 September, 2009 at 00:25 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

We're into Saturday now, and it's qualifying day - we continue to argue this is the best part of the race weekend. Let us know if you disagree! Anyway, there is plenty going on in the paddock, not all of it confined to the track, so here's what we're talking about:

  • There's plenty to evaluate in terms of Free Practice results, including the battle between newly installed Fisichella and the resident Raikkonen. I can't quite get over the fact that we didn't end the day with someone two seconds off the pace of their nearest car, but that would be because Badoer was lifting cardboard boxes.
  • The FIA are evaluating the options for the final grid slot for next year and have narrowed it down to three. We had a bit of a discussion over what to call BMW, with my suggestion being the Team Formerly Known As. It was decided that simply Sauber was the best way to go, as it looks like Peter will be the best chance they have of surviving.
  • Don't forget to put in your predictions for the SofaF1 Pole Poll, if you are in the competition. I feel kinda bad linking to this post because it's only two lines, but still. Mr C is ridiculously happy that he is leading the championship at the moment, but he did forget to change his Fantasy Racers drivers, so ha!

That'll do it for now. Let us know what you're up to this weekend, when you're not tuning in to the live commenting threads to watch the sessions with us, that is. I'll see you in the comments.

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