Daily: 22nd December 2009

22 December, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

Tuesday has dawned, and silly me for thinking the news had ended already. We are just a few days from Christmas now and yet there are still new things to discuss each and every day. Here are some of the things we've got on our list at the moment:

  • We all thought Petronas had given up on F1 but it seems as though their work within the sport is not over yet - they have signed up with Mercedes as title sponsor. Is it a coincidence that Brawn had very few sponsors, but now they are Mercedes, names are flocking to them? F1 Wolf has some thoughts on this news, plus a mockup of how the car could look next year.
  • There is also talk of another new Grand Prix as Rome pops its head up to reiterate their plans again. Organisers say that they have a preliminary contract with Bernie, that says he will support the idea. If you've got Bernie on side, what else do you need?
  • I've just caught up with this interview with Mike Gascoyne which makes for interesting reading. He's quite frank about Toyota, but that is hardly surprising given their past.

That's all for now, keep up the good work in the comments, and I will see you there!

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