Daily: 7th July 2009

7 July, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Today is the seventh day of the seventh month, and things are looking up in terms of Formula 1 news. Teams and drivers are starting to look forward to Germany, and in that case, so should we:

  • Ross Brawn has admitted that finishing third and sixth at Silverstone was not really good enough for the team and they are hoping to bring some more updates to the car to take them back to their winning ways. I wonder at what point we stop saying - who would have thought finishing third wouldn't be good enough for them?
  • Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso has admitted that the Nurburgring isn't the most exciting track on this year's calendar, but he says the circuit has a little bit of everything so it could be a good race. Also, it will be Piquet's first F1 race there as we were at Hockenheim in 2008, so what kind of chaos can he cause?
  • Although the Red Bull team are Austrian, they are based not far from Silverstone so for Vettel, it is like going from one home turf to another. The German is looking forward to racing in front of the home crowd and says it gives him even more motivation to do well.

That'll do it for now. We're starting to see pictures uploaded from the weekend's excitement at Goodwood, so please feel free to post your links if you've got some to share with us. I'll see you in the comments.

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