Daily: 9th June 2009

9 June, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

The 9th June is the date that Johnny Depp was born, and Charles Dickens died. I do not think the two events were related, but that is just a bit of useless trivia to start your day off well. As it turns out, Sidepodcast has been distracted from all things F1 with all things Apple, so here's a couple of things to redress the balance:

  • Max Mosley has suggested that FOTA should enter for 2010 without conditions and that way they can help to shape the future of F1. It's funny, because I'm pretty sure he was ignoring anything they suggested previously, so why would it be any different?
  • McLaren have admitted that Lewis will never be able to defend his title this year (see F1 Big Picture) and at the same time, Christian Horner has said the gap between Red Bull and Brawn GP is just too big to make any kind of dent. Looks like Turkey was the sad realisation for everyone!
  • We must have missed the official announcement that Force India have been suspended from FOTA, but Vijay Mallya says he wants back in. He thinks their situation is very different to Williams in that they have been open and honest with the association throughout. But can FOTA really treat the two situations differently?

That'll do it for now. Don't feel constrained by anything I've mentioned above. The daily posts are your place to discuss what's on your mind. Yes, even the new iPhone. I'll see you in the comments.

973 responses