Daily: 21st January 2009

21 January, 2009 at 09:17 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

Yesterday seems to have been a pretty important day, all things considered. Not because of the BMW launch, either. Thankfully, there are no more launches this week, as I think we can only take so much ugly at a time. Now we need to concentrate on the testing going on, albeit completely useless as a tool for comparison. Elsewhere in F1:

  • Bernie has put his foot down and said "No more revenue" to the teams. In fact, he went so far as to say they should probably have less. Not sure how his logic has worked that out, but I'm thinking this will not make FOTA particularly happy.
  • Yesterday we had Renault being all melodramatic and telling us that KERS was dangerous and expensive. With the BMW launch, Mario Theissen says this criticism is unfounded, but they join the growing list that might not run it in Australia. Will we ever see this technology or was it doomed from the start?
  • With the wet conditions as they are in Portugal, Trulli was frustrated with his first day in the new car. He took over from Kobayashi but couldn't get much from the car due to a lack of grip. Is this the first signs of the 2009 Trulliometer? Where will it be when the season begins?

That'll do for now. It's fair to say that live commenting the inauguration of a new US President proves you can pretty much talk about anything round these parts. Please do, and I'll see you in the comments.

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