Daily: 8th January 2009

8 January, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

Is it too early in the year to start moaning that it's going to fast? 7 whole days of 2009 have passed already, and we're heading swiftly into the 8th. For those wishing the season to hurry up and get here fast, I think it might just do that. Anyway, here are some topics that have hit the news today:

  • It looks like Singapore are going to reprofile some of the track to encourage overtaking. The 2008 night race was a success, but perhaps only because of the safety car. Therefore, organisers are in contact with both the FIA and teams to discuss potential revisions for this years race. They want to smooth out the bumps, which personally, I think would be a travesty.
  • Also, it seems as though Mark Blundell will be going solo, now that Martin Brundle has a high flying job at the BBC. Actually, it seems as though Mr Brundle wants to concentrate on his own son's career and has stepped back from the management company that he and Mark ran together. Now it's all Blundells responsibility, and we're trying to come up with a new name for him. It can't be 2MB anymore, can it?
  • Finally, it seems as though Bernie is just as doubtful about Donington Park as everyone else, although he's willing to give them until September to get things sorted out. He says there are five other venues he can replace them with - presumably he doesn't mean in Britain though?

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