Daily: 27th April 2009

27 April, 2009 at 08:24 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

It's been a rough weekend in Sidepodcast Towers what with The Case of the Disappearing Doohickey, and Mr C's Illness: The Return. However, we're into a new week so things must be looking up already. Here's what we're talking about at the moment:

  • Luca di Montezemolo has made a point of saying that Michael Schumacher remains as a consultant for Ferrari, but that's all he is. He has no responsible role. This is a direct response to all the criticism recently regarding tyre choices attributed to the multi-world champion. I'm still curious what a consultant does, though.
  • The big talk of the weekend is Formula 1's journey into space, as Niki Lauda wants to train up to be a space pilot on Virgin Galactic's flights. Barrichello has also paid for a ticket to space - presumably not with Lauda at the wheel? Virign certainly are making their impact on the sport already, aren't they?
  • The Sunday Times rich list has seen Bernie Ecclestone fall down to 24th, but he still has an estimated worth of £1,466 million. Things aren't that tough just yet then. There are tons of F1 related people in the list, including Ron Dennis, Flav, DC, Button and Hamilton. There'a good summary here.

That's it for now. Please keep on chatting, about these or other topics that might be on your mind. I will see you in the comments.

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