Daily: 1st April 2009

1 April, 2009 at 09:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

If there's anything I dislike more than Thursdays, it's April Fool's Day. I don't remember the last time I saw a really good, original fool that got everyone talking. However, it could happen, so keep your eyes peeled. Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about:

  • Toyota have dropped their appeal over Trulli's penalty that demoted him from 3rd to 12th. They say that it would be pointless, as they can already see how it would be rejected. One of these days, someone will put in an appeal and see it all the way through to the end!
  • Bridgestone have admitted that the soft compound is likely to cause more problems in Malaysia, although they use the word "challenging" rather than "terrible." Supposedly, the hard tyre will be slightly softer, but shouldn't make too big a difference, whilst the soft tyre is going to be the issue.
  • Meanwhile, Rosberg is worried about the timing of the race itself, having experienced the later starting format in Australia. He reckons the shadows are a problem, and if it rains in Malaysia, then it's going to be undriveable.

That'll do for now. Don't stick to what I've mentioned above though, there's plenty going on both in and outside of the world of F1 to talk about. I'll see you in the comments.

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