Daily: 4th April 2009

4 April, 2009 at 00:03 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Qualifying day in Sepang then, but we've got a good few hours before the excitement begins. Hopefully, we'll be catching up on some sleep today and there will be no extra-curricular press conferences to keep an eye on. Here's what we're talking about:

  • There was a plethora of headlines to cover yesterday, so much so that F1 Minute was simply a roundup of all the stories. Listen to the 60 second catchup here, and then let us know what you think about any of the topics covered.
  • It looks like BMW aren't quite convinced that KERS will be the answer to all their problems in Malaysia, and have yet to decide whether to run it or not. Heidfeld ran one FP session with the device and one without, but he seemed to be pretty slow throughout, so presumably they have more data on which to base their decision.
  • Sutil has admitted that the chances of Force India getting into the second session of qualifying seem to be pretty slim, which is not really what we want to hear. We expect to see the team towards the bottom of the timesheets by now, but it's just not the same if they are resigned to their fate, rather than hoping for better things.

That'll do it for now. There'll be some new threads along later for Free Practice 3, and Qualifying, plus a results post and an F1 Digest. Lots of good stuff to come, and until then, I'll see you in the comments.

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