Daily: 17th April 2009

17 April, 2009 at 09:18 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

We're into the race weekend now, with Free Practice already done and dusted. There'll be plenty to talk about this weekend, as the teams start adapting their cars depending on how their performance has been of late. At the moment, we're discussing:

  • Whether Hamilton's P1 in FP1 was due to a new attempt at the double decker diffuser he was running. Chances are it was. We also saw Kubica way down at the bottom of the timesheets with his new KERS device, whilst the Ferrari boys were struggling without theirs.
  • It turns out that BMW are still deciding whether to withdraw their appeal from Malaysia regarding the rear diffusers. Although the Australia protests were thrown out by the ICA this week, BMW won't withdraw theirs until they receive it "in writing." Seems like a bizarre thing to do, considering everyone else is moving on from the ruling now.
  • Finally, the audio of our impromptu podcast is available via the Sidepodcast Drop. It's the unedited version, fresh from Hyde Park, but if you'd prefer to wait for the edited version, it should appear, um, soon. We're still dreaming up names for it, although it will be an F1 Debrief. Sideparkcast is a good one, and Sidepodpark also makes me chuckle. If you've got any thoughts, let us know, there's no prizes!

That'll do it for now. I'm off to update my Fantasy Racers, don't forget to do yours. There'll be a reminder post along with my decisions shortly. Until then, I'll see you in the comments.

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