Daily: 4th October 2009

4 October, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Hands up who knows what went on yesterday? Could you explain it to the rest of us? It was madness, and whilst I know we haven't yet unravelled it all completely, I'm kinda hoping for more of the same today. It's about time we had a race that wasn't straightforward.

  • There seem to be rumours circulating that Glock won't be able to race tomorrow, and that the FIA have said no to Kobayashi filling in. I haven't seen this confirmed anywhere, but it sounds likely. We're pondering the point of having reserve drivers if they're not allowed to actually race.
  • The FIA also haven't managed to produce a revised grid yet. They wanted to take some time to think about which order the five place grid drops are applied to ascertain who starts where. You would think they might be able to do this quicker than 24 hours, but there you go.
  • I just wanted to once again say how supremely awesome the marshals were yesterday in Japan. They were at the scene of any accidents within seconds. Now, granted, a lot of the accidents occured at the same place, but that doesn't take away from the fact that they were on the ball and much better than we have seen at other, very recent, circuits.

That'll do it for now. Don't forget the Debrief stream will be along much earlier than normal, as we are moving bits and pieces of our house around. I'll see you in the comments.

1360 responses