Daily: 2nd September 2009

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

By Christine Blachford

Today is Olivier Panis' birthday, and that is a name I vaguely recognise from my early days of watching Formula 1. If I recall correctly, Panis left Toyota as test driver making way for Franck to test there, and I can't decide if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Instead, let's move on to what we're talking about instead:

  • There is FOTA news, of a sort, in that US F1 have applied to join. However, with this news is the more interesting snippet that Force India think they have been invited back in. No word on whether Williams have received the hand of friendship or whether or not they would touch it.
  • F1 new boy Jaime Alguersuari has been put under his biggest test to date by taking the F1.com Ask the Expert quiz. He does relatively well, is towards the top of the leaderboard and joint with Kazuki Nakajima. I particularly like the bit where he says: "Shame on me."
  • Barrichello has likened the championship battle to golf - saying that when you play golf, you have to play against the course and not against your opponent, otherwise it gets into your head. I would have thought playing against your opponent would help too though, wouldn't it?

That'll do it for now. Don't forget that you don't need to stick to the topics listed above - the daily is there for you to talk about anything on your mind, F1 or otherwise. I'll see you in the comments.

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