Daily: 17th January 2009

17 January, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

Phew. A hectic week of launches has come to an end, and whilst it's great to see some F1 action, I'm glad for the weekend! We've seen a sleek Ferrari, a similar Toyota, and a sexy McLaren, I can't wait to see what else is on the horizon. However, there is plenty going on to keep us entertained.

  • Ron Dennis finally announced his departure as Team Principal from the team. We're talking about it here, but the big question is, will he still be around on the grid all the time, or have we seen the last of Mr D?
  • Meanwhile, the McLaren boys have been discussing their attitudes for the upcoming season, with Kovalainen saying he feels he did alright in '08. In fact, he thinks he needs to relax more this year. This seems like a bizarre thing to say from someone who was completely outshone.
  • Finally, it's Sidepodiary Friday, so check out the new video on the Wiki. It's all about Toyota, although I don't really say anything nice about them. As you would expect. Anyway, let me know what you think, all feedback gratefully received.

Let us know what you're up to this weekend, especially if you have any exciting plans. We'll be around for the majority of the weekend, so I'll see you in the comments.

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