We are ten days closer to the start of 2009 Australian GP. Not much has happened in past ten days. Despite unofficial end January deadline there are still no news on future of the team formerly known as Honda.
There has been no decision on the vacant Toro Rosso seat however Sebastien Bourdais has been announced as one of the STR drivers for upcoming test in Jerez.
Some rumours appeared about USF1 team possibly entering F1 from 2010.
The controversial difussers used by Toyota and Williams were ruled legal by FIA but Mosley can’t rule out someone challenging the design. Stewards in Melbourne may get busy. Autosport reports that at least one more team may be now working on similar design.
There were also voices coming out of FOTA that teams would like to do something about the test ban they themselves agreed on. Mosley however seems to be unwilling to accept any compromise on the cost cuts agreed on for 2009 and pushes for more for 2010 season.
Charlie Whiting explained the some of the grey areas in 2009 F1 regulations.