Daily: 19th January 2009

19 January, 2009 at 09:16 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

Argh! One Debrief later and my whole schedule has gone wrong. Today we're looking at a couple of launches and some testing in Portugal - although Ferrari decided against it because of the weather. Plenty of pictures should be heading our way, then, so keep your eye on the comments for that and more.

  • Williams are semi-launching the new car today. A car is turning up that may or may not be the official '09 machinery, it's running a winter testing livery, and only Hulkenberg is available to chat about it. I wouldn't really call that a launch, but we'll take what we can get.
  • Renault are releasing their new car today, letting it loose on the tarmac at Portimao. They've also confirmed Grosjean as third driver, ousting di Grassi from the role. Boo.
  • I wonder whether we'll see any decent testing runs. Although the times are clearly meaningless at the moment, especially if you're trying to compare cars, it'll be good to see the new cars running in anger. Unfortunately, the weather looks set to ruin everything, with rain predicted for three of the four days. Oh well.

That's it for now. Please keep us up to date with any stories that crop up through the day, and we'll get searching the web for some pictures. I'll see you in the comments.

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