Daily: 16th April 2009

16 April, 2009 at 08:51 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Ah, the meetup yesterday was brilliant and expect to hear more on it soon. Meanwhile, plenty has been happening in the F1 world, and although I haven't had a chance to catch up with the comments yet, I imagine these are the things under discussion:

  • The diffusers have been declared legal, which is a weight off the minds of Brawn, Toyota and Williams. The others, though, are consigned to either redesign their cars or try and catch up in another way. Ferrari are already suggesting they are "forced" to rethink the F2009, whilst Newey is hard at work trying to incorporate the diffuser into the Red Bull. Expect to see results very soon!
  • BMW have obviously managed to make some weight-savings on their car, as Kubica is planning to testout KERS on Friday in Shanghai. Particularly because the circuit has plenty of long straights, KERS could be a significant advantage, but they'll evaluate and make their decision during Free Practice.
  • Finally, AUTOSPORT reports that Ron Dennis is due to make a decision about his future soon, which could see him step back from the team. Firstly, I thought he'd already done that, and secondly, would he really leave them in such a time of crisis?

That'll do for now. It's serious catchup time at Sidepodcast Towers as we fly headlong into the race weekend. Before you know it, Free Practice will be upon us. Until then, I'll see you in the comments.

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