Daily: 25th September 2009

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

By Christine Blachford

We have reached Friday and it is Free Practice day in Singapore. Things have been about Renault all week, so it would be nice if some other teams got a mention. We'll start that now:

  • Mario Theissen has confirmed that if the team-formerly-known-as-BMW can get a place on the grid in 2010, then they will be running Ferrari engines. They are clearly still working really hard to get things sorted for next year, but what are the chances of the FIA playing ball?
  • Red Bull are still sure that bizarre things happened to their gearbox last year and are taking extra precautions this year. Apparently the solution involves bolting an extra metal plate under the gearbox to try and avoid any rogue tram line electricity.
  • Button says that he isn't even allowing himself to contemplate the possibility of winning the title, even though it could be his anytime soon. He's going into it one race at a time, and only looking that far ahead. It's the right thing to say, but he can't possibly have not thought about it. Not possible.

That'll do it for now. Free Practice starts a little bit later than usual, but we'll have all the normal threads up and in the right place. I will see you in the comments.

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