Daily: 17th December 2008

17 December, 2008 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

It's been a quiet day, relatively speaking. Buemi is dominating the test sessions, no matter what car he's in, so there's not very much to say on that front. There are other motorsport topics in the minds of those in the know, though, including:

  • Subaru have pulled out of the WRC. I don't really know much about any of that sentence, but it seems to have sparked some debate in the comments over whether manufacturers are necessary for motorsports. Debate can only be a good thing.
  • Hockenheim have held out their begging caps, with organisers bowing to local government in the hopes they can persuade Bernie to lower his fees. Good luck with that, chaps. Bernie will simply argue he has thousands of circuits lining the streets to join the calendar. But are there?
  • Pedalo led the way at the Algarve, which is still pretty, by the way. Apparently he was working on McLaren's KERS package for the entire day, and was faster than both Ferrari test drivers. Not sure that tells us anything, which is quite annoying.
  • For some reason, we're trying to convince "me" to dress up in a giant panda suit. He keeps saying no.

Please let me know what you're thinking and talking about. Don't feel limited by what I have listed above. The conversation is what keeps us going in these cold off-season days. I'll see you in the comments.

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