Daily: 17th July 2009

17 July, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Friday has arrived at long last, and we are well on the way to getting to the weekend. There is news aplenty in the F1 world, so let's see what's going on:

  • It's all about confirmations, as Toro Rosso announced they were definitely getting rid of Bourdais. I have discussed this more here, but it's also interesting that Le Seb thinks he has a case for his lawyers to look into against the team. When was the last time a driver came off well when he tried to sue his team?
  • Jean Todt also confirmed his intention to stand for the FIA Presidency in October as well. He says he wants to improve the efficiency of the FIA but also their independence, because he is aware the organisation governs motoring and sports equally. Hmm.
  • McLaren have improved since the start of the season, no doubt, but have they really improved so much they can win? Martin Whitmarsh seems to think so, and this is discussed on F1 Minute and the Big Pic.

As ever, tell us if you are planning anything exciting for the weekend - it's a non-GP weekend, so you'd better be making the most of it. I'll see you in the comments.

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