Daily: 13th December 2009

13 December, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

I'm writing this slightly ahead of schedule as I have no way of knowing when we'll be back from the Sidepodxmas party. That means I only have half a days worth of goings on to share with you, but I will do my best. Here are some of the things we're talking about:

  • The FIA gala took place on Friday, which means Bernie can now rest at ease - Jenson is officially the 2009 World Champion. There are snippets of news and pictures all over the place, but the Autosport Gallery is a good place to start, if you want to see lots of men in black suits.
  • Lucas di Grassi, known around these parts as di licious, says he definitely has a deal with an F1 team, although he has not yet said which. Everyone assumes it is with Manor GP/Virgin Racing, alongside Timo Glock, which would make quite the pairing, in my opinion. Lotus have said they will be revealing their drivers on Monday, as well, so a good part of the entry list will be cleared up soon.
  • It looks like Piquet Jr will be having another go at NASCAR, participating in a second test with Red Horse Racing. Does this mean the Brazilian has a chance behind the wheel of a completely different series? How would he fare going round in circles all the time?

That'll do it for now. I hope your weekend is going okay, and assuming that we recover in good time from the party, I will see you in the comments.

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