Daily: 23rd January 2009

23 January, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

On the face of it, yesterday was a pretty dull day. The weather brought proceedings in Portugal to a halt, and the teams all packed up and went home, their testing finished with. However, elsewhere, little tidbits of F1 news were beginning to surface.

  • Bernie has told the BBC Asian Network that there definitely will be an Indian GP in 2011. After the idea seemed to be off the cards, with development halted, it now seems like it's all back on. Mr E does admit that F1 will have a tough time against the national sport of cricket, though.
  • Ferrari have suddenly decided that their KERS device may not be so bad after all. They've spent the last few months complaining that they were nowhere near ready running it, but after their lonely test in Mugello, apparently they're now pleased with the progress.
  • Alonso went training with the winner of the 2008 Tour de France on Tuesday, which meant spending some time on a bike. I would have thought drivers would be keen to stay away from bikes, after Webber's mishap. Still, he came away unharmed and cyclist Carlos Sastre was invited to the test in return.

That's it for today. It's Friday which means the week is almost over, and that makes me happy. Therefore, keep chatting away, and I'll see you in the comments.

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