Daily: 24th September 2009

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

By Christine Blachford

We have reached Thursday already, and today is IRL driver Ryan Briscoe's birthday. I've kind of heard of him, but only through vaguely following Franck through a couple of races. I think I preferred it when it was Montoya's birthday, but there you go. Here are some of the things on our minds today:

  • It was podcast central here yesterday, as not one, not two, but three shows exited Sidepodcast HQ for the wider world. F1 Minute, obviously covering the goings on at Spa, followed by the latest Sidepodchat with RG, and finally the Singapore Preview. If that lot won't keep you busy, nothing will!
  • It also seems like the time of year to set up a new blog, as we had Sara (not Sarah) setting up her very own corner of the web under the same name. Also, quite a while back, Amy finally gave in and got a blog to document her travels and plans.
  • F1.com have posted the final of a three-part series taking a closer look at the work a race engineer does to make a driver's weekend the best it can possibly be. The series talks to Barrichello's engineer Jock Clear throughout the three parts with plenty of insight about the realities of a GP. Definitely worth a look.

We're already hearing reports from Singapore about personnel trying to stay on European time.  It seems that copious amounts of the previously unnamed energy drink are the best way to go. For once I am not jealous not to be there! As ever, I'll see you in the comments.

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