Daily: 16th May 2009

16 May, 2009 at 02:30 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

We're heading into the weekend now, so it's about time you told us what you're up to. I'm writing this at 2am on the morning of the daily post, with a little rosé under my belt. No doubt I'll be asleep by the time you read this. Nevertheless, here's what's happening in F1 at the moment:

  • The FIA and FOTA couldn't come to an agreement, so the teams have been sent away to think about what they can do to avoid the budget caps. It wasn't a positive outcome for FOTA today, but at least it wasn't a positive no for them. They at least have the opportunity of coming up with a new idea... whatever that might be.
  • Jochen Rindt is going to have an opera written about him and his racing life. I don't know of any other racing drivers who would have their lives immortalised in the libretto, but this might be a good trend for the future.
  • We discussed the Hamiltonometer extensively yesterday, but today it is swinging downwards, as young Lewis is exasperated by the politics surrounding F1 right now. Aren't we all? He said he feels knocked about by it all, which is understandable, and unfortunately, only looks set to get worse.

That'll do it for now. It's the weekend, so let us know if you're doing anything exciting, or if you aren't. Either way,  I'll see you in the comments.

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