Daily: 23rd May 2009

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

By Christine Blachford

It seems as though all the talking that the teams and Max did yesterday has cheered them up a little, even if they haven't come to any kind of conclusion yet. This is good as we're heading straight back into the racing today, with Free Practice and Qualifying. Meanwhile, here's what we've been discussing:

  • Rumour has it that Jacques Villeneuve would be open and willing to return to F1, as it's current regulations appeal to him. He's also not exactly shone in NASCAR, so perhaps he's looking for a return to Europe. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Would Mr C be sad if he gave up the singing?
  • Also in the news, Paul Ricard are tempted to make a bid for the French Grand Prix - although they missed out on the last selection round. Recently we saw a protest by locals to the current location, that involved tractors, so perhaps it would be less embarrassing all round for the racing to return to an actual race track.
  • By the way, have you seen the little sidebar banner on GrandPrix.com. It might be weird to be mentioning this over here, as you probably already know about An Aside with Joe, but it's very cool to see that over there. Big thanks to the GrandPrix.com team.
  • Finally, the epitome of awesomeness: Fake Sidepodcast on Twitter. My life is complete.

That'll do it for now. We'll be opening up threads during the day for FP3 and Qualifying, so please join us if you're around for those sessions. As ever, I will see you in the comments.

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