Daily: 8th November 2009

8 November, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

We have reached Sunday, and it is the first weekend of the off season. No racing to watch, but at least a chance to have a lie in, and relax. There was talk of feeling depressed at the lack of action yesterday, but there is no need for that. We have a great doohickey, lovely people to talk to and plenty of fun and games planned for the next few months. Be happy and savour the down time so the action is even better when it gets going again next year. Now, what comes next? Oh yes, things we're talking about:

  • In the comments, I mentioned a news item about Montoya, who was say he didn't think the NASCAR title was in his grasp anymore. Now, I know nothing about NASCAR and have a t-shirt that states it was boring, but I do care how Montoya is getting on. Does anyone else find that? If a driver from F1 moves series, do you still follow them? Or at least keep an eye on their progress even if you couldn't care less about their new gig?
  • Whilst we're on the subject of NASCAR, Toyota have said they are committed to that series, despite pulling out of F1 with little warning. They have had more success over there, of course, and will likely feel they are getting more value for money.

That's all for now. A few of us are off to the Mercedes-Benz day at Brooklands today, so keep an eye on the drop for pictures. I will see you in the comments.

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