Daily: 19th June 2009

19 June, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Thankfully it is Friday once more, and not only does that mean that Thursday has passed, but Free Practice gets underway in just a few short hours. As ever, the politics continues to cast a shadow over it all, as does the fact that this is Silverstone's last Grand Prix, but we won't let it get us down. Here are some upbeat F1 stories:

  1. Massa is confident that Ferrari will get a win this season. I don't know where he gets his optimism from, but I want some! Apparently the team have got to grips with whatever was wrong with the car in Turkey, and want to return to Monaco style podium performance.
  2. Jenson Button says he's not feeling the pressure of his home Grand Prix, despite the fact that he wants to do well in front of the fans, he's expecting a big crowd, and it's Silverstone's last race for what might be ages and ages. Um, no pressure at all!
  3. And in circuit news, the fact that Silverstone is off Bernie's Christmas Card list, and Donington faces trouble at every turn, the future of the British GP has seemed quite shaky. Lewis Hamilton has said that he will do everything in his power to help keep the race, though, because according to the champ, motorsport just wouldn't be the same without it.

There we go, some kind of good stories to get your Friday going. They were the best I could find, I'm afraid. Never mind, Free Practice soon! See you in the comments.

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