Daily: 25th June 2009

25 June, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Whilst searching for any reasons today might be notable, I discovered that it is Johnny Herbert's birthday. The former race winner is 45 today and, according to Wikipedia, was last seen in the Speedcar Series. Meanwhile, things are stirring in the F1 world:

  • Following yesterday's revelation that Max claims he won't stand for re-election in October, in return for the teams not going ahead with a breakaway series, we're turning our attention to the FOTA meetings today to hear their side of the story. Are things really as they seem?
  • Amy and I were put into a good mood yesterday, when the recurring feature on F1.com "Ask the Expert" featured Heikki Kovalainen. He answered one particular question correctly and the answer included Franck. Hurrah!
  • Hockenheim appears to have lost all hope for a continued presence on the F1 calendar, as the council have unanimously agreed they don't want to pay Bernie's fees. As 95% shareholders, what the council wants, the council gets. Check out the related F1 Big Picture for this story, too.

That'll do it for now. Feel free to discuss any of the above and all else that crosses your minds, and as per usual, I'll see you in the comments.

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