Daily: 19th May 2009

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

By Christine Blachford

I did not realise this, but apparently we are into the second day of Spock Obsession Awareness Week. Who knew there was such a thing, and was the Star Trek movie released to coincide with this? Anyway, here are some of the things we're discussing in the F1 world:

  • There was some excitement in the comments yesterday when some new Brawn GP merchandise was discovered. I'm pretty sure some things have already been ordered, which is excellent, but I am slightly annoyed that this luminous yellow thing doesn't seem to be going away any time soon.
  • Kovalainen is trying to remain positive, despite having a terrible car and enduring a pretty rubbish season so far. To quote: "I'm not dwelling on my sorrow." Um, overdramatic much? Five minutes ago Lewis was saying they just needed a few aero tweaks on the car and all would be well. Do we need a McLarenometer too?
  • Finally, as Steven pointed out in the comments yesterday, USGPE haven't actually decided whether they're going to enter F1 under the budget cap or not. Anderson has said that the figure is roughly what they were planning to spend anyway, so I can't see why they wouldn't, but it would certainly ruin Max's plans if they chose not to.

That'll do it for now. The edited version of this week's show is now available, if you want to have a listen. As per usual, I'll see you in the comments.

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