Daily: 30th January 2009

30 January, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

Yesterday saw an impromptu field trip to catch the new Renault in action. I don't think today will be quite as exciting, but we can try our best.

  • The rumblings that Renault weren't happy with the rear diffuser on the Toyota and Williams seem to be taking some weight now, as the FIA are apparently aware. Of course, that doesn't mean anything. They may or may not be taking action, but it's certainly going to make me look at the pictures a little bit harder.
  • The Rome GP bid is supposedly not going to threaten the current Italian race at Monza. I guess it does follow that a popular driver/team gets a couple of races in his home country, but do we really want Monza and Rome in the same calendar?
  • There's talk that Honda have requested a bailout from the British government. I don't want to speculate about that at all, but I'm curious about the general idea. Would a government ever do it? What is in it for them? Would the taxpayers let them?

That'll do it for today. Please keep us abreast of any breaking news in the comments, and I will see you there.

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