Daily: 9th September 2009

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

By Christine Blachford

We are midway through the week now, which will make Mr C happy as he thought it was Wednesday yesterday. He's gained a day! Meanwhile, the rest of us know what day of the week it is, and are talking about more sensible things:

  • The Trulliometer has taken a bit of a downward turn as the Italian says he has given up predicting when Toyota are going to win. He thinks there have been so many missed opportunities that it's not worth repeating "maybe this time". Poor Trulli.
  • Liuzzi  has expressed his gratitude that his first race will be Italy and not Singapore, as he feels he's ready to race round Monza, whereas the street circuit will be a bit tougher. He says he will be right up to speed though, and on the pace. The good thing for Tonio is, he only has to be less than two seconds off the pace, and he'll be doing okay.
  • Finally, Massa underwent his surgery a couple of days ago, and Ferrari issued a simple statement to say it was successful and that the Brazilian would have a short stay in hospital before returning home when his training can begin in earnest. Yay for Massa! There was also an in-depth interview with him in The Guardian yesterday that is well worth a read if you haven't already.

That's all for now. We're heading straight towards the Italian GP action. There should be a digest preview out later today, plus a schedule of what we're doing over the weekend. Keep your eyes peeled and I'll see you in the comments.

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