Daily: 4th March 2009

4 March, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

Testing continues today, so we should have more in the way of times and pictures to share with each other, just like yesterday. Other things that are on our minds at the moment:

  • It seems almost certain now that Rubens will get to return to the paddock this year. I think perhaps I am not too fussed for his driving skills, but it certainly would have been a shame for him to disappear without the pomp and circumstance that Coulthard had.
  • Pedalo (yes, him again) says he's happy with the progress Bridgestone are making on the 2010 tyres. Of course, it's ridiculously early to start thinking about things like that, but with the tyre warmers ban and lack of testing, apparently forward thinking is the way to go.
  • Alonso posted the most laps yesterday, completing over 150, and ended up third on the timesheets. So, Piquet, okay it was a bit wet previously, but what happened?
  • Apparently, some ticket prices for the Bahrain GP have been lowered, although the main grandstands have gone up. If you're after a holiday, albeit a hot and dusty one, some seats are available for 70 Dinars. Who knows what the exchange rate will be like in April?

Anyway, I'd better be off, I've a mini series to prepare for. It should begin tonight, all being well, so keep your eyes peeled for the show. Until then, I'll see you in the comments.

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