Daily: 16th October 2009

16 October, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Free Practice Friday has reached us once more and we are in Brazil, this time not for the last race of the year. It feels very odd to think that there's another race after Brazil, and it will feel even stranger if the championship is decided this race. Nevertheless, here's what we're talking about at the moment:

  • Renault have blogged about their process for setting up in Brazil, with some added photos in there as well. You can already tell from their pictures that the weather is not great. Goodness knows what we're in for this weekend, but the weather forecasts suggest rain, rain and a little bit more rain on top.
  • Rich has written about the way the driver market is looking from within each team, with some interesting thoughts about who is confirmed and who isn't. We're nowhere near the end of silly season yet, so I hope to see more blogs like this, please.
  • It seems as though the Massa/Alonso rivalry is hotting up already and the pair aren't even teammates yet. Massa has said some things and others have said Massa didn't really mean it, and then he backtracked a little bit and in the end Alonso said it doesn't bother him. I have a feeling it's going to be a long year for Ferrari next season.

That's all for now. We'll be along with live commenting threads and suchlike later on in the day - I quite like these late starts for sessions in the UK. I will see you in the comments.

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