Daily: 9th February 2009

9 February, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

It's launch day yet again, with the RB5 expected at some point today. That will lead on to a week's worth of testing, so it's all go again. If you want to keep up with what's happening, don't forget to check out the calendar on F1 Minute. Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about:

  • The possibility of the new USF1 team is starting to look ever more likely, with Grandprix.com posting a fine amount of detail on the subject. Assuming it's all going on, the questions are will they make it in time, and who would they choose to drive for them?
  • Bernie appears to have decided that Turkey's future in F1 isn't viable, with rumours abound that he won't be renewing the circuit's contract. We think it's one of the good ones, but would love to hear whether you think this is a good or a bad decision on the part of Mr E.
  • Meanwhile, Bourdais (yes, him again) says that cost cutting saved his seat in Formula 1. He says that sponsorship was the number one priority of the team and it looked like Sato would get the drive, then the need for cash reduced somewhat, and Bordy made his way back up the list. This will only go to spur Max on, I suppose.

That should keep us going until the new Red Bull bolts from the garage and into our sights. Pictures and updates forthcoming, no doubt, but until then, I'll see you in the comments.

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