Daily: 5th June 2009

5 June, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Free Practice Day is upon us at last. Perhaps it is just me, but it feels like an age since we were watching those cars wind their way through the streets of Monaco. I'm looking forward to seeing them in action once again, but slightly worried that the weekend will be overshadowed by nonsense. We'll see. Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about:

  • BMW have decided not to run with their KERS device in Turkey, despite the fact that they were touting a new version that was supposed to help them out. Apparently they'd prefer to concentrate on their aero upgrades, and would rather see an improvement on that front before they put their faith in KERS again.
  • It seems as though all the optimism teams had before they got to the track has disappeared. Alonso was super confident the team could get back to their winning ways, but now the Renault driver says that Brawn and Button could see an early end to the championship.
  • The weather has been true to form so far, with the predicted thunderstorm yesterday. The rest of the weekend looks to be sunny, so we should be in for a dry race.

Don't forget to test out the new live commenting system during all the sessions this weekend. It's got moveable boxes so you can set it up however you want. I'll see you in the comments.

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