Daily: 31st March 2009

31 March, 2009 at 09:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

The end of another month already? Time is just flying, especially now the season has started. Monday is out the way, and the countdown clocks are already showing under three days until Free Practice 1 in Malaysia gets going. Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about:

  • Organisers of the Australian GP seem to approve of the late-March slot, even though they had under 300,000 visitors across the weekend - their lowest ever Melbourne attendance. Does that mean the season will be starting this late in the future, or will another track take over the first calendar slot?
  • On the subject of circuits, Abu Dhabi have had to come out and defend their building schedule, but have also said that the tickets went on sale yesterday. I haven't heard any complaints like there were when Singapore's tickets were released into the wild, so perhaps they're already one up on their rivals?
  • Finally, Autosport have brought the excellent Paddock Life back, this time the Melbourne edition. My two favourite snippets? Buemi being bemused, and Stefano snapping photos.

That'll do it for now. There's plenty more to talk about with some comments taking an early look at the weather in Malaysia. Not that we're excited or anything! I'll see you in the comments.

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