Daily: 21st August 2009

21 August, 2009 at 00:07 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Here we are then, finally we have reached our first Free Practice Friday for about a month. I have already forgotten how to do the Digest, so I'm curious to know if I'll be able to get everything ready throughout today. Anyway, we'll be talking about F1 all day, but here are some of the topics we're already discussing:

  • The Ari vs Jean battle continued yesterday, with Jean writing to members and suggesting he wants to increase the transparency of the FIA. This is a constant source of contention so will no doubt go down well. Ari released his own manifesto, and sadly, it didn't seem to have quite as much oomph as the aforementioned candidate. Oh dear.
  • Kovalainen has said he isn't worried about the hints that he needs to try harder to retain his seat at McLaren, despite the fact that Rosberg has admitted he would love the chance to try his hand behind the silver car. Heikki doesn't have long left, then?
  • Meanwhile, the BMW boys have been thinking about the future, and Kubica admits he was informed about the quitting decision via email. Harsh. He's not too worried, and says now the summer break is over he can start looking around. Heidfeld said he was already in discussions with people, and that will just continue.

That'll do for now. Before you know it, it'll be time for Free Practice and we'll be in the live thread for each session. When there is no action, you can find us here in the daily. I'll see you in the comments.

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