Daily: 28th March 2009

28 March, 2009 at 07:42 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

Qualifying is over, and it's safe to say we're all blown away by how dominant Brawn GP really were. At no point did it look like they would be anywhere else but the front row, and it turns out they locked it out. Roll on the race! Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about:

  • The likelihood of Brawn GP turning into Virgin Racing. Branson has turned up in Melbourne and has already hogged a lot of the spotlight, and celebrated the glory of their first pole position. I don't know why he didn't just buy the team if he wanted to get involved this badly, but for now the extent of their partnership remains unspecified.
  • FOM have signed a deal with Universal to start up some concerts called "F1 Rocks." I do not understand the concept behind this, or what it's got to do with F1, and would seem to be to be diversifying the brand a bit much. But, Bernie says he's a big music fan, so why not?
  • The diffuser debate will be settled on 14th April, now that a date has been set for the hearing. The ICA will have to ponder the evidence from the complaining teams, and the defence from the three in the dock. It hasn't overshadowed the racing yet, but if Brawn GP hold on to their good form, it could take a turn for the worse.

That'll do it for now. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm exhausted. Hopefully, we can rest up and get prepared for the race tomorrow, but until then, I'll see you in the comments.

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