Daily: 16th March 2009

16 March, 2009 at 01:09 (GMT)

By Mr C.

We made it through the weekend with flying colours. Well maybe not flying colours, but it is Monday and this week we're likely going to hit some kind of podcast producing record. Watch out for the return of Sidpodpanel, the penultimate F1 Debrief before racing begins in anger, and the chat we had with Joe on Sunday. Christine has more season preview F1 Digest episodes in the works, and that's before we do the whole live thing again next Sunday.

Enough about us though, here's the things we're keeping an eye on today:

  • More testing in Jerez from McLaren, Brawn GP, Renault and Williams. We were concerned yesterday that McLaren may have wasted their Sunday, but it seems a day of rest is all part of the grand plan. Whether that's a winning plan, is still anyone's guess.
  • According to Autosport, Bernie's spoken to the Guardian and said F1 teams are taking more personnel to races than last year. This is opposite of the cost-cutting Max is trying to achieve, so is Bernie winding the man up, or highlighting the fact Formula 1 teams aren't trying hard enough?

Admittedly things are pretty quiet beyond those stories, however there are a couple of blog posts worth highlighting. Ollie has a feature on Alex Zanardi, F1 Wolf ranks the teams while Alex notes that McLaren might be listening.

It's all good stuff, and if there are other posts we've missed, let us know in the comments.

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