Daily: 31st December 2008

31 December, 2008 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

So here we are, the last day of 2008. It's been a bumper year, packed full of highs and lows, and we've been making our way everything that occurred in our end of year series. The F1 news is slowly picking up though, and soon we will be diving head first into 2009.

  • With that in mind, it seems fitting that Heidfeld has spoken out about the new front wing. He believes there will be chaos in the first few races as the drivers get used to their car's new measurements. Australia normally has a high attrition rate anyway, so I can imagine that the guys that finish on the podium might be the only guys that finish.
  • Elsewhere, Bernie has proclaimed that Button is good enough to remain in Formula 1 and would rather he takes a year out of the sport to come back fighting, rather than flounder with the ex-Honda team. It always surprises me when Bernie has an opinion on something quite so random.
  • The Sidepodcast header poll will be closing at midnight on New Year's Day, so if you haven't already, make your way there and have a vote. The chosen header will appear until Sidepodcast 3.0 arrives, and at the moment it looks as though Mr Webber is in the lead.

That's all for today. If anyone is welcoming 2009 in style, then have a great and safe one. We'll be around as we always are, so stop by and say hi, and I'll see you in the comments.

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