Daily: 21st June 2009

21 June, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

It is the longest day, today, the height of summer. It will also be a very long day for our guys out on track, and no doubt for us as well. Also, from here on in, the dark days of winter will be drawing in and it feels that way for Formula 1 as a whole as well, doesn't it? Phew, that was quite the metaphor. Here's some F1 goings on:

  • BMW have officially abandoned KERS on their car for this season. Which is odd considering they are the only team who have been "bigging it up" within the regulations side of things. The return of KERS to the car has been delayed and delayed and now it is gone forever.
  • Nakajima is starting the race today from a career best position of fifth - which is notably above his teammate for the first time. A lot is made of Alonso's dominance over Piquet but so far Rosberg has enjoyed the same teammate comparison statistics - not anymore.
  • Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed completely that Silverstone will make a return if Donington fails to deliver. Which means that Silverstone will make a return. A lot of people said this as soon as the announcement was made, so does Bernie really think he is still fooling people?

That'll do it for now. Join us for live commenting during the race, beforehand for the Parade Lap and afterwards for the live stream of F1 Debrief. It's all go on a race weekend Sunday! I'll see you in the comments.

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