Daily: 22nd May 2009

22 May, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

It's the quiet before the storm now, with Free Practice under our belts and a whole day of confusion before we get to see qualifying. Hands up who thought it was the weekend today? Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about:

  • The Hamiltonometer has hit the highs, with Monaco giving him a boost so he now says: "I love this place – it reminds me how much I love this sport, why I love racing and why I love Formula 1." I dread to think what will happen when we get to Valencia.
  • Following the announcement of all those new teams, now there's a lot of backtracking going on with a few saying they have no intention of making the big leap up to F1. It's hardly surprising that all these rumours aren't true, but I bet Max is cursing each one.
  • Trulli has said it is much too early to write off Toyota's season as over, despite the lack of success they've seen recently. Today they were towards the wrong end of the timesheets, but apparently this isn't the end of the world as we know it. BMW are also still talking the talk, with Theissen encouraging his team not to give up. At what point will they switch to 2010 though? When they've decided whether they'll be in it or not?

That'll do for now. As it's Friday, let us know what you're up to for the weekend - it's a bank holiday weekend in the UK again, so plenty of time to recover from Monaco. As ever, I'll see you in the comments.

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