Daily: 30th October 2009

30 October, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

At last we have reached Friday. Yesterday was another rubbish Thursday for me, so I am glad we have finally made it to the end of the week. It's also Free Practice Friday, and we get to see the brand new track in action. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about:

  • The new homepage was launched in the early hours of yesterday, and whilst there are still a few pages that are still sporting the old green style, quite a lot of the site is looking fresh, new and blue. It should be a lot faster as well. Mr C is planning to write a post about the changes and the ideas behind the new look, but until then, keep sending us your feedback as we're building this site for you.
  • I've not been hanging around doing nothing, of course, and yesterday we saw two breakout threads. The first confirmed Rosberg's aim to leave Williams after this race, and the second saw Ecclestone dash everyone's Donington hopes for the last time. Presumably. Neither of these were much of a surprise, but still fun to discuss.
  • Also, F1 Minute featured the Rosberg news, plus some snippets from other stories of the day. Big Picture also featured the other fun gossip from the paddock, with Trulli having a bit of a tantrum in the FIA press conference. The guy holds a grudge! I like it.

That'll do it for now. Keep your eyes peeled for two threads throughout the day for the practice sessions, plus the usual podcasting goodness. I'll see you in the comments.

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