It has been an utterly ridiculous day for news in Formula 1, so here are the headlines:
BMW have officially joined the diffuser appeal. After their initial protest was bounced back for technical reasons, they’ve applied to join the hearing on the 14th.
Rosberg was fastest in FP1 and Räikkönen in FP2. Notably, the Ferrari driver stopped in the morning due to a KERS malfunction which saw the cockpit fill with some kind of smoke.
McLaren have confirmed that, they have suspending sporting director and long time team member Dave Ryan. Hamilton has apologised but says he is not a liar. The FIA have not ruled out further penalties.
Alonso is not well, suffering from an ear infection, and he completed minimal running today. He believes he’ll be 100% by Sunday, but maybe only 90% on Saturday.
And Barrichello will drop 5 places from wherever he qualifies due to a gearbox change.
That’s it for today, please join me tomorrow and we’ll find out who’s on pole.