Daily: 13th February 2009

13 February, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

Here we are then, the first Friday 13th of the year. This is supposed to mean bad luck for everyone, but if you don't believe in superstitions, then this is the place for you. Here, we talk about much more important things:

  • More bad weather in Bahrain means less testing for teams. Whilst it's still funny (yes, even after three days) that Toyota went there for the weather, now we're just starting to wonder whether they're falling seriously behind. When are they going to catch up? Does this put Ferrari on the back foot? Would the FIA allow this to happen?
  • Steven Roy has written an impressive guest post for us - so we can legitimately blame him for this one. Give it a read, it's a nice bit of history and an untold story that needs to be shared. Let us know what you think, and we can try and convince him to get his own blog.
  • It looks like we might not have seen the last of Sato. After missing out on the Toro Rosso race seat, and us reminiscing over his best moments, it now seems like he could be snapped up as a reserve driver. Interestingly, Red Bull might sign him up for both RBR and STR, as a standby in case any of the four were ill or injured. Does this happen often?
  • There's a good virtual demonstration of the new Donington Park circuit available on the BBC. Seems like a good track, lots of variation and elevation, but will they get it done in time?

Also, don't forget the Character Cup, and the F1 Big Picture. Two very shameless plugs for you there. Check them out, and when you're done, I'll see you in the comments.

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