Daily: 13th January 2009

13 January, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

We are well and truly into the 2009 season now, with launches and an official entry list to kick start the year. From a drought of F1 news, January has become a flood of teams and drivers talking up their chances for the coming season. We are pretty much recovered from Autosport now, and can start concentrating on what 2009 has to bring.

  • Of course, the first thing it has to offer is ugly cars. We all knew it was coming, and still there was the anticipation of what the first launched chassis would look like. Ferrari did the honours, and there you have it. That's what we're going to be looking at for the next 12 months. Share your thoughts, if you haven't already.
  • We also got the entry list from the FIA, which raised a few questions. There are two empty slots for the team formerly known as Honda. They haven't withdrawn their entry yet, which can only be a positive sign. There's also some wonderment over the numbering system, particularly at Ferrari. Who should be ahead, Kimi or Felipe?
  • Although we are recovered from the trade show, we're still sorting through the media we came home with. Pictures are beginning to filter through to the Sidepodcast Flickr account. Personally, I can't stay on there too long without fainting, but perhaps you will have more luck.

That's by no means an exhaustive list, there's always plenty going on in the comments. Dive right in with whatever is on your mind, and I'll see you in there.

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