Daily: 20th August 2009

20 August, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

It's Thursday once more, but it should be a better day for me as I'm off work and enjoying a week at home. We'll see though. Let me know how your Thursday goes, and check in with the comments often, so we know it's going okay. Some of the actual F1 topics we're talking about:

  • Mr C has decided that yesterday's F1 Big Picture of a 2008 McLaren actually seems a little bit on the hideous side to him. I am not impressed. This year's cars are fugly and they will not grow on me. I fear I am the only one left that thinks so.
  • I released the F1 Digest preview podcast for this weekend's race, and there are some interesting quotes in there. Badoer is simply hoping to finish the race,whilst Grosjean thinks that being the reserve driver has helped him ahead of getting behind the wheel in anger for the first time. Those new boys, eh?
  • Finally, in non-plugtastic news, it was hyped up beyond belief yesterday, but the big reveal simply proved that YouTube will be involved in F1 next year, sponsoring USF1. It is good to get a big name on board, that can potentially bring big bucks and big awareness, but I'm not convinced YouTube are the right fit. It's just a little bit NASCAR for my tastes.

That'll do it for now, I reckon. There'll probably be more news out today, as we get nearer and nearer to our first Free Practice action in weeks. I'll see you in the comments.

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