Daily: 1st February 2010

1 February, 2010 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

A brand new month, and boy are we getting off to a busy start! We've had a week of launches, and there are more to come. There's testing about to get underway, and we intend to cover that in more detail than we ever have. Plus, we're on a podcasting roll, and there's a Debrief on it's way, with an outtake or two to be shared as well. Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about:

  • Renault are keen to suggest that they only hired Petrov because of his talent. Which I suppose is true to an extent, but it did take them a while to decide, and they're not trying to hide the fact that he opens a lot of doors for them in Russia, and I can only imagine he's bringing just a little bit of money with him. But yes, it's all about the talent, obviously. Still, it will be good to see how he does, and how he gets on with Kubica as well.
  • Talking of Renault, we had two launches yesterday, including the new black and yellow team. We covered their new cars in the two breakout threads, one for Renault and one for Sauber. There are plenty of opinions in there, some say the Sauber launch wasn't the best, others think the new Renault livery is the bees knees (sorry...), so please pop along and share your thoughts.
  • Oh go on then, you've convinced me. I'll share with you one of the outtakes of our recording yesterday. Whilst we're still not ready to be streaming F1 Debrief live again yet (hopefully soon), I wouldn't want you to miss out on the fun so I have selected the best outtake of the night and it is embedded below. Also, Lou challenged me to squeeze dumbo-flugel into the show, and I failed miserably, but we have bigger plans for the dumbo-flugel, so watch this space!

Sidepodcast audio preview

That should do it for now. It's going to be a manic day, so there is no doubt that I will be seeing you in the comments!

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