Daily: 26th August 2009

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

By Christine Blachford

Halfway through the week already, and almost at the end of August. Time is ticking ever onwards, and we've just got six races left to go. Is it all still up for grabs, or are the winners as obvious as when the season started? Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about:

  • There are suggestions that Fisichella could make a good replacement over at Ferrari. It would be a dream come true for the Italian to drive for his home team, but would they really want him up there? He's a race winner but has he done anything to warrant the step up of late?
  • Toyota have blamed their poor performance recently to qualifying. It's the age old excuse that if you don't qualify well, you struggle in the race. The answer is, then, to qualify better. Where are you gonna place the blame for that, Toyota?
  • Finally, it's a good week to be a Brawn fan, as off the back of a great win for Rubens, the team have announced they have secured funding for several years to come. Although no details have been given, the next three years appear to be sorted, and Ross Brawn has hinted they may retain their drivers next year as well.

That'll do it for now. The teams are looking towards Spa, so it's time we all did the same. Don't forget to check out yesterday's F1 Big Picture for a glimpse into the past at the track. I'll see you in the comments.

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