Today is a daily with a difference, as regular writer James is unwell and Christine managed to forget to cover. Predictably this won't be the most punctual of posts, although I do have a genuinely good excuse for once. I've just finished editing the latest Aside with Joe podcast (intro overdubs at 4am are always fun), and it's sounding brilliant. Expect it to be available for download around midday today.
F1 free practice gets underway in Turkey tomorrow, but in the meantime here are some stories to pass the time.
- The big news of the morning, says that Herman Tilke will be designing the Austin F1 track in the USA. God help us all. Admittedly this was always the likely option, but Adam Cooper did some digging and unearthed the facts. His whole post is insightful and worth reading.
- Sebastian, put together a fine post in response to the Austin news, tackling the subject of Tilke's dreadful reputation amongst F1 fans head on. Go read now (and don't forget to comment).
- Away from Austin, Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen have been confirmed as attendees at the Classic Team Lotus Festival in Snetterton, June 20. The T127 will also make an appearance, before bizarrely, the F1 transporter does a lap. Sold!
That pretty much covers everything worth knowing so far today. I'm patiently awaiting the arrival of a non-specific tablet device, which likely to change my life forever (or which might at least offer a new means of following Formula 1).
In all probability, the thing won't arrive on time or in one piece, much like Amy's Monza tickets, which are right now closer to me than they are to either Italy or Australia. Happy Thursday.