Daily: 5th November 2009

5 November, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

If you were hoping for a quiet off season, you will need to wait just a little bit longer. It is Bonfire Night tonight, and we have certainly seen fireworks in Formula 1 for the past few days. Ahh, I like being cheesy about it. Here are some of the things we're focusing on:

  • Toyota pulled out of the sport and we have tons of coverage of this. There's a breakout thread, a brilliant guest post from Stuart, a quick roundup in F1 Minute, and a Toyota shaped Big Picture as well.
  • Meanwhile, the rumour mill went into overdrive with suggestions that the top bosses at Renault were gathering as well. Could there be another team on the way out already? That would be three teams out in the space of a few months, plus Bridgestones. No wonder the FIA are starting to sit up and take notice.
  • All this to-ing and fro-ing has put a bit of a spanner in the works of our 2010 Season line up thoughts. We now have even more drivers to try and squeeze into less teams, with Trulli and Kobayashi needing a drive as soon as possible. Do we think they'll fit in anywhere neatly?

That's all for now. Let us know how Thursday is going for you, as it is notoriously not a great day for Sidepodcast regulars. As ever, I'll see you in the comments.

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