Daily: 20th March 2009

20 March, 2009 at 09:13 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

Friday at last, and it is just one week until we will be discussing the goings on in Free Practice. I know many of you out there are about to pop with excitement (me too) but there's still plenty going on to keep as amused as we count down the hours.

  • The testing times dropped rapidly yesterday, and although Nakajima edged out Heikki by the end of the day, the McLaren had at last managed to catch up with some of the faster times of the week. Does this mean they have fixed the problem? Or were they just running some last ditch efforts to try and improve their image before the season begins?
  • Webber has added another voice to the points change, saying that it was an unneccessary decision but will probably lead more drivers to take risks for wins. Like most others, he understands the thinking behind the change but wouldn't have implemented it if he'd been in charge.
  • We're watching Sebring closely, as neither Audi or Peugeot claimed pole position in qualifying, but Franck did post the fastest time in night practice. What do you mean this is an F1 website? Shh.

As per usual on a Friday, feel free to share your weekend plans, if you're up to anything exciting. We'll be, erm, watching Sebring, so expect some live commenting coming soon. It'll be good practice for next weekend. Until then, I'll see you in the comments.

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