Daily: 23rd July 2009

23 July, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Thursday is upon us already, and the only way to sum it up is the day between the F1 Digest Preview, and the F1 Digest Free Practice show. However, there are some interesting things rumbling along in the F1 paddock, and here's what we're talking about:

  • There is more politics to devour, and as I am still desperately trying to cling on to my F1 happy place, all I can say is that the FIA Foundation aren't big fans of Vatanen and easily jumped to the defence of Todt. So, does that make Ari's task just that little bit harder, or is this an expected hurdle?
  • Renault are opening their doors to fans for an open day, which includes tours of the factory. It's first come, first served, and more details are available here. It looks like a pretty good day out, and if anyone gets to go, we want pictures.
  • It looks like Ferrari will lose their head of aerodynamics at the end of the year, with John Iley leaving the team. He joined in 2003, and apparently it is a mutual decision.

That's all for now, I reckon. It must be about time we started keeping an eye on the weather, thinking about predictions and pondering whether the Hungaroring will produce another new winner. I'll see you in the comments.

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