Daily: 19th March 2009

19 March, 2009 at 09:22 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

The fallout from the new FIA regulations is still reverberating around the world, and who are we to be any different? We're starting to get reactions from the paddock now, though, so there's plenty to mull over.

  • Button reckons that the wins system could work, and he can see the reasoning behind it but there is every likelihood it could put an early end to the championship. This is what I was fearing yesterday, but it's one of those things that won't cause a stir until it actually happens.
  • Bernie has defended the changes, particularly the budget cap for 2010. He reckons that every time there's a tweak to the regulations, people react strongly against it, but they soon get used to things. Hmm.
  • Meanwhile, Alonso has said that it's not the regulations that worry him so much as the constant need to change. He also uttered a really important quote: "Formula 1 has existed for over 50 years thanks to the teams, the sponsors, the drivers and, above all, the fans from all over the world, and none of them have been able to express their views in front of the FIA."

That'll do it for now. I'm keeping an eye on the action in Sebring and Jerez today, three cheers for cars in action. And as ever, I'll see you in the comments.

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