Daily: 13th September 2009

13 September, 2009 at 00:10 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Race day once more, and at Sidepodcast Towers that means nachos, plus the diet Coke I sent Mr C out for yesterday. What will you be enjoying today? Here are some of the things we're talking about:

  • The Brawn cars look to be in a pretty strong position for the race, particularly compared to their nearest rivals Red Bull. Button certainly seems happier than at the last few GPs, and Barrichello, well, he's missing his friends - as this awesomely titled F1 Big Pic tells.
  • The rumour is out there that McLaren will be retaining their sponsorship deal with Santander, or at least Hamilton will. The bank likes his profile in the UK, so will cough up for that alongside their Ferrari deal for next year. Seems a bit odd, but whatever works!
  • Twitter came into its own again yesterday, as the paddock worried that Barrichello may have to have a gearbox change and therefore suffer a grid penalty. He tweeted that it was all fine and there should be no problems for the race. Communication WIN!

That'll do it for now. Please join us in the live comment for the race, and the Parade Lap beforehand, which should start about 11am UK time. I'll see you in the comments.

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