Daily: 8th January 2010

8 January, 2010 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

It was Hamilton's birthday yesterday and I missed it! I am not very good at keeping up with these important days and things, am I? Anyway, Happy Birthday to LewHam, hope he celebrated with his new friend Jenson Button. Anyway, thankfully there wasn't an enormous amount of Flav news yesterday, so we could concentrate on other things.

  • Lotus have been talking up their chances for the new season, with Mike Gascoyne confident they can beat Force India and Toro Rosso - running midfield. They're already ahead of schedule, about a week further up than where they should have been. They appear to be one of the furthest ahead teams, although Sauber have confirmed their launch, so it's a race to be ready.
  • Autosport is talking about the double diffusers and the potential that they will be banned going forward. I kinda thought this would always be the case because it was obvious that's not how the regulations were intended to be interpreted, but it was a clever way to do so. It would make sense for the FIA to tighten up on it, wouldn't it?
  • Some of the top names in British Motorsport (although I have only heard of one of them) are doing the London Marathon this year to raise money for charity. It's a BRDC thing, and if you're feeling generous you can donate here. I think it's quite crazy to run more than a few paces, but it's for a good cause, so I'll let them off.

That'll do it for now. It's Friday at last, so we are just hours away from the weekend. Yay for that, and yay for seeing you in the comments.

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