Daily: 13th July 2009

13 July, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

It's Jarno Trulli's birthday today, the Italian hitting the grand age of 35 years old. I wonder if he will have any of his wine to celebrate the day, or if he will be sulking over finishing the German Grand Prix in 17th place, whilst his pitlane starting friend in Glock ended up 9th. Poor Trulli. Anyway, here's some other things going on today:

  • The stewards thought about it for a while and decided not to issue any penalty to Sutil or Raikkonen, deeming their collision to be a racing incident. Can't think why it took them so long to come to a decision, but who are we to question what the stewards do, eh?
  • Ross Brawn took another step along the "really quite a very good team boss" path, as he handled the Barrichello incident beautifully. Whilst I personally loved seeing a driver stamping his foot a bit, Brawn wasn't ruffled and said they'd talk about it and things would be fine.
  • If you want to catch up on all things Sidepodcast, we've got a Parade lap replay you can enjoy, plus the live stream of the Debrief and the delightful edited version as well. There should be an F1 Digest to consume later on today.

That should keep you busy for a while, but if you're bored with all that, then feel free to share what's on your mind as the day wears on. I will see you in the comments.

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