Daily: 3rd April 2009

3 April, 2009 at 08:33 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

We're heading straight into the Malaysian GP weekend now, with Free Practice already under our belts. Having stayed up the majority of the night to watch it, I can safely say I'm tired! However, I can't wait for the action to get going again. Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about:

  • We caught up with Joe for a quick chat before he headed off to the circuit for Free Practice. You can listen to the show here, and enjoy Joe's thoughts on the penalties we've seen, plus how the first race was in terms of KERS, excitement, and drivers. We also mull over the prospects for Malaysia.
  • It's emerged that the newly appointed Sporting Director of McLaren - Dave Ryan - could be leaving the team - with rumours of a suspension. Nothing has been confirmed, of course, but this must be in relation to the Hamilton disqualification. Seems a bit harsh to me, but what do you guys think?
  • BMW are joining in the diffuser row again. Having missed the original protest due to misfiled documents, they have written to the FIA to ask if they can get in on the action and turn up to the hearing on the 14th. I wonder what they've got to say that they want so desperately to be heard, that the other teams wouldn't have said?

That'll do it for now, keep your comments coming, as they will get us through the day as we recover from a late one. Feel free to discuss whatever's on your mind, news, predictions, thoughts for the upcoming race, and I'll see you in the comments.

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