Daily: 22nd October 2009

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

By Christine Blachford

Here we are at Thursday, and it's time to start thinking about the weekend. It's the last free weekend before the end of the season, when there will be weeks without racing, and we'll finally be able to get stuff done. Here's some of the news from today:

  • John Howett of Toyota has said that Kobayashi has certainly done enough to become a contender for a race seat in 2010, although he stops short of confirming anything. Presumably, with them saying Raikkonen is too expensive (with the size of their budget?), Kobayashi is a little bit more within their price range.
  • The FIA have approved the Monaco date change, meaning it will be moved forward a week. That will appease the teams who were worried about it's proximity to Turkey. There will now be a two week break instead of the back to back that was initially proposed. I wonder how many other changes we'll see to this "official" calendar.
  • Finally, Webber has been thinking about the future and believes the big improvements he's shown this year, including finally getting his hands on a race winning trophy, will propel him to fight for the championship properly next year. He is happy to admit that this year he lacked consistency and that's what he needs for 2010.

That'll do it for now. Let us know how you are coping with Terrible Thursday, and particularly let us know if you have any chocolate. I'll see you in the comments.

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