Daily: 5th July 2009

5 July, 2009 at 00:28 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

We are now celebrating Goodwood Sunday, plus Wimbledon Finals day for the men's game and... actually, I think that's about it. Still, it is set to be a good day, and we are having a pretty good, relaxing weekend at SPC Towers. Finally, we are sitting back and taking stock of what we have got, and trying to improve things rather than bring new technology on board. Meanwhile, here are some F1 topics:

  • Campos Racing have suggested that the lack of budget caps won't hinder them in 2010, so I am wondering if Max chose his new teams on the basis that they could survive without the caps? We know that USF1 were allowed in because they're working really hard on their funding, so is it all about the money? (Answer = yes.)
  • Conspiracy theory of the day: Bruno Senna drove his uncle's title winning MP4-4 up the Goodwood Hill yesterday and trashed the gearbox. Lewis Hamilton was due to drive it today and has now been denied the opportunity. Coincidence or intention? Hamilton will now run last year's MP4-23 instead.
  • Talking of Goodwood, we've had loads of people commenting as they navigate the grounds. Nick and Lukeh have both been in touch, and we were getting lots of snippets throughout yesterday about Newey and Glock. Expect more good stuff today.

That's enough to talk about for now, I reckon. It's a bit of a quiet weekend in terms of F1 news, as teams are either busy demonstrating or resting up for next week's race. Anyway, I'll see you in the comments.

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