Daily: 24th August 2009

24 August, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

With Valencia out of the way, we will already be turning our attention to the next race at Spa. I thought we had got all the back-to-back goings on at the beginning of the season, but apparently it is not so. Here are some of the things we are talking about right now:

  • Barrichello will no doubt be celebrating his win - the first since 2004 - in style. I love that the paddock was full of good thoughts for Rubens, and no one could have anything bad to say about our race winner. Equally, our comments were full of love for the Brazilian, and long-time fan Lukeh blogged about his own happiness alongside Rubens'.
  • Red Bull are reportedly thinking about KERS, although Christian Horner was quite cagey about it yesterday. They may or may not be planning to implement it in the next couple of races, but it does mean that the technology is back in the headlines again, and maybe even back in favour.
  • Although Domenicali is saying all the things that Badoer would want to hear right now, in that they don't plan to chuck him out of the car just yet, they haven't ruled out a replacement after Spa. Luca previously said he would be in the seat until Massa returned but after his woeful performance this weekend, that doesn't seem likely at all. Who will they draft in to replace him?

That'll do it for now. We are/were up into the early hours watching Franck drive in the IRL race at Sonoma, so today will probably be a tough Monday. Either way, I'll see you in the comments.

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