Daily: 29th April 2009

29 April, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

I would continue the tradition of pointing out what special day it is today, however it can only be the "day where McLaren face the FIA." It's bound to be on the minds of everyone, but are we expecting an answer today or will the governing body need a day or so to think about it? Anyway, elsewhere, we're discussing:

  • Alonso has been discussing the chances of Renault catching up to bid for the title, and in doing so suggests that Brawn GP and Red Bull may appear to be small teams but could be considered big teams - bigger than even Renault. Brawn? Really?
  • Daimler has managed to turn a $3bn profit from Q1 last year to an almost $2bn loss this year. This is only relevant because Daimler own Mercedes who have a stake in McLaren. What do you mean tenuous link? The good news is that although their shares suffered, they picked up again by the end of the day.
  • If you're thinking about getting married, or know anyone who can't quite decide on how their day should go, then I have written the very post! Looking at some of the elements you could pick if you had the money... and desire... and understanding partner.

That's it for today. Stay tuned throughout the day as we'll discuss anything that hits headlines, including any news coming out of the McLaren hearing. I'll see you in the comments.

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