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Daily: 29th September 2011 - Hello all and welcome to Thursday. We've had time by now to look back and reflect on what was a reasonably good Grand Prix. For the leader it was a pretty boring, formulaic race but for those further down the field things got a little more interesting. I've decided not to do a Memorable Moments post this time around, primarily because the Singapore GP has only been around four years and apart from the Nelson Piquet Jr thing and the Felipe Massa fuel-rig thing in '08, there's really been nothing specifically memorable about this track. There was of course the Hamilton vs. Massa thing this year, then again, the main reason why that's memorable is because it only happened four days ago. All this is unfortunate, because it means I'll need to work extra hard to make this Daily a little more interesting. Still, needs must, and my efforts are exemplified here. Back in August I did a YouTube-inspired motor racing biography of English racing driver James Hunt. This time I've chosen another English racing driver-turned-pundit-turned-commentator-turned-father-of-a-racing-driver, Martin Brundle. So here we go:
Daily: 28th September 2011 - Hey guys. Hope you have been well. I watched the race late on Sunday as I had been to a friend’s house to watch the cycling… we even got on TV :) Oh, and a McLaren won the race ;) Apparently the F1 race was quite boring but I enjoyed it.
Daily: 27th September 2011 - I know my place. Have a great Tuesday.
Daily: 26th September 2011 - Hello! I hope today finds you in fine spirits and good health. Despite Senna having an appalling weekend – Renault had tyre trouble, leading to Senna’s brief flirtation with the wall – and Schumi attempting short-distance flight, there were some positives this weekend.
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Daily: 21st September 2011 - Hey there folks! Hope you are having a great week. I have been busy, and Copenhagen is pretty quiet right now because they have closed off all the roads in the city centre to hold some sort of bike race – I went out to see it yesterday but it was a bit meh. A police bike, a cyclist and then a station wagon barking orders at the cyclist. Then nothing for a while, then repeat!But on Sunday I will visit a friend’s house to watch the proper part of the cycle race. Also this weekend I am going to a Kiwi pub to watch the All Blacks play France and go to a friend’s daughter’s first birthday party. So much to look forward to!
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Daily: 19th September 2011 - Let's start the week with a bang. Formula 1 is Singapore bound, as the travelling carnival prepares for the sport's solo night race. Despite being a relative newcomer to the F1 season, this is already one of my favourite events. This year, organisers have lined up Shakira, Linkin Park and Shaggy concerts throughout the weekend.
Daily: 18th September 2011 - Hello there, it's Sunday and it's not a race day, so what are you doing with your hours? I know we have people out and about, travelling. Pat is on his way to the Goodwood Revival, and Amy is in Sydney watching some tennis. Meanwhile, here at Sidepodcast, we're locked away in the office thinking, plotting, planning and getting creative. Oh, and we'll be recording the Debrief soon, promise.
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Daily: 15th September 2011 - Good day everyone to another Sidepodcasting day. It's been a bumper weekend of motorsport, some of which I'll mention here and others I won't - I don't have that much time on my hands. I'll even include non-motorsport news - anything to fill up a Daily page.
Daily: 14th September 2011 - Hi there. Hope you are well. Got some links for you today!
Daily: 13th September 2011 - Welcome to a daily post with a difference. You see, the rather wonderful Mrs Christine has spent the past four days being beyond fabulous in so many ways I thought I ought highlight some of her efforts, lest they pass unnoticed.
Daily: 12th September 2011 - Hello everyone and welcome once again to the Monday after a race. It always feels slightly melancholy, doesn't it? Knowing that the result has been decided and history shaped, for better or worse.
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Daily: 7th September 2011 - Hello New Daily! How are you all? Since last time I wrote, I went for a run, which made me a bit tired so I had a restful weekend. I did go to Tivoli Gardens though. Then on Monday, I went for a family day out with work to the Zoo, which was lots of fun and we saw Lion cubs! We then had a lovely dinner and then went home. We got quite lucky too because we’ve had a awful lot of rain lately!Some links? OK then…
Daily: 6th September 2011 - Tuesday is barely a few hours old and is already looking unusual. I don't recall my last daily post for this site, but it must have been a while ago. To further compound my confusion, I've borrowed Christine's MacBook to write this on, as mine is somewhat tied up rendering new and interesting things.
Daily: 5th September 2011 - Hello and welcome to Monday, it's that time again, time for a daily. I suppose it is also back to school time again. I always remember the fifth of September as the sort of time I'd get that sinking feeling. Thankfully, school was a while ago for me. Anyways, what kind of F1 things are we talking about?
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Daily: 3rd September 2011 - Due to the summer break there has only been one race since my last update, the lovely Spa. Heikki made it into Q2 for the second year there in a row! I was hoping for some rain on Sunday simply because I got rained on so much last year, and also because rain always gives Heikki an excellent chance for a strong finish. Sadly things stayed dry and he came home in 15th.
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Daily: 1st September 2011 - On last fortnight's daily post a pub prediction question was submitted on whether or not it would rain during last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix. The answer given to this question was, 'Yeah, probably.' It has come to my attention that the Grand Prix was dry throughout, therefore the answer given in the post was incorrect. I wish to apologise for the error made and promise that such inaccuracies may or may not happen again, depending on if I can be bothered to put the research in.
Daily: 31st August 2011 - Hi Wednesday! Hope you are all well!
Daily: 30th August 2011 - Hello, welcome, it's another day. We are almost at the end of August. How has that happened?
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Daily: Saturday 27th August - Answers to the 7th Most Difficult F1 Quiz!
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Daily: 24th August 2011 - Right, so F1’s back on this week and the teams are heading to Spa as we speak. Check out the Tweets of the Week and Christine’s Driver and Team Rankings to see what else they have been up to. Also, listen to the Debrief if you haven’t already!
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Daily: 22nd August 2011 - Hello there, it is Monday, the start of another week, and this is your daily post to kick things off. F1 will return next weekend, so the summer break is over, the waiting is almost done, things will start kicking into gear once more.
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Daily: Saturday 20th August 2011 - Try your skills at this super tough F1 quiz! For a prize!
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Daily: 18th August 2011 - Good morning everyone. How's everyone coping with the current F1 season hiatus? Yeah, me too. But worry not, because this channel from Justin.tv shows continuous coverage of Formula 1 races from past and present for those of you suffering from withdrawal symptoms. The only thing is, it tends to bring up ads - both pop-up and over the screen - so you might have to either put up with it or refresh your screen a couple of times.
Daily: 17th August 2011 - Hey guys, how has your week been so far? Are you enjoying the F1 ‘summer holiday’? If you are missing your fix of F1 action, I may have some links to help tide you over…
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Daily: 15th August 2011 - Hello Sidepodders! How are you doing? May I ask you a question? Let's suppose that you had a robot to wake you up each morning with a cup of tea/coffee and some kind of greeting that was less jarring than the traditional alarm clock noise, what would be your noise? More importantly, whose voice would you record to say it? (I'm excluding Andy Serkis as a possibility, because “Good morning, Preciousss!” is too creepy to contemplate)
Daily: 14th August 2011 - Hello everyone! How are you on this fine Sunday? Enjoying the break from F1? No, neither am I. However I have a plan to help us stay happy and smiling on this second Sunday of our holiday. To help on this F1- less day here is a cute little link. Everyone loves baby animals right?
Daily: 13th August 2011 - I hope you brought your Rekorderlig Cider because today we go on a SidepodTrek to beautiful Sweden. Use this to help you order it. Välkommen till Svenska Lördag! [Welcome to Swedish Saturday]
Daily: 12th August 2011 - It's Friday! Happy Birthday, Chris! And happy birthday Friday as it celebrated it's 1,20384,043i84squajiullionth Friday. Something near that anyways. We ran out of candles, luckily there was just enough for Chris' cake.
Daily: 11th August 2011 - Hi, and welcome to Thursday. Today we learn about the popularity of words, see pictures of a Martian landscape, delve into the history of the Apollo missions, find out if my car passed its MOT, and take a look at this week's racing schedule - and all that in under 325 words!
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Daily: 9th August 2011 - Hello Sidepodcast fans, it is Tuesday the 9th August 2011. Formula One is currently on 'holiday' for the summer, although some news is still trickling in and here are a few things to tide you over.
Daily: 8th August 2011 - Hey, hey, welcome to Monday, hope all is well where you are. Another week begins, and we are right in the middle of the summer break. So far, so good, there's still F1 news trickling in to tide us over, and there's plenty happening elsewhere in the world to keep us occupied until the action starts up again in a few weeks. Here are some of the things I've been perusing...
Daily: 7th August 2011 - Hello everyone! I can’t believe it’s Sunday already, this week has just flown by! Fingers crossed the next few weeks pass quickly too so we can get back to some F1. However just because it’s the off season doesn’t mean we don’t have any news or links for you all to enjoy on this beautiful day.
Daily: 6th August 2011 - I slept through my planned daily writing last month so now I have 8 weeks of Heikki news to catch up on. Sorry all! A big thank you to Christine for jumping in with some excellent Heikki tweets in my absence too! We’ve had five races since my last post, and sadly three of them ended in retirement. Did you know Heikki hasn’t finished two races in a row for the last seven races?
Daily: 5th August 2011 - T-minus 3 weeks until Formula 1, Muse and Doctor Who clash all on the same weekend. Oh my god I may just explode. 3 weeks to prepare but let's make the most of this Friday. Why not come in and enjoy today's daily in the comments? You won't regret it. We have cake. That's right, Jenson. Lots and lots of cake.
Daily: 4th August 2011 - Another day, another fortnightly post. We're now in the first week of the summer break as far as the F1 season is concerned but the Sidepodcast community continues unabated. We all watched the Hungarian Grand Prix last Sunday, a track that doesn't normally produce exciting racing and is probably my least favourite track of them all, but was spiced up by the weather and produced some great overtakes and yet another wet-race win by Jenson Button. It seems that once again this year he can produce the goods in the rain where Vettel can't.
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Daily: 2nd August 2011 - Good morning, great citizens of Sidepodcast, it is Tuesday once again.There are tumbleweeds rolling down the roads that are usually filled with the noise of F1 cars; for some reason it was felt that the notoriously workaholic staff of Formula 1 teams deserve a life outside of the paddock and factories, and that would be best served by a mid-season break. Given that it means I have to wait four weeks until Spa, I'm not convinced.
Daily: 1st August 2011 - So, the summer break is here. Despite Hungary's reputation for being a dull race, we had quite an exciting one! Vettel proved that he could actually pull off a decent overtake; Heidfeld lost most of his exhaust before his engine blew up; Hamilton actually made a decent apology; Button defied the usual jinx that accompanies significan races to win his 200th Grand Prix.
Daily: 31st July 2011 - Would you look at that, last day of July already! The months are just flying by! Today isn't just the last day until we head into the hopefully warm days of August, it's also the last before the 2 and a half F1 summer holidays. I wonder where the likes of Stefano Domenicali, Christian Horner and Martin Whitmarsh, along with the hundreds of others that grace the paddock will be spending their time off?
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Daily: 29th July 2011 - Hello and welcome to another edition of Friday. On today's show... who's birthday are we celebrating? What famous TV show has managed to get into a video game? And are the rumours true - is there a new member at Sidepodcast HQ? All this and so much more, and a little bit more than than, all in the daily thread!
Daily: 28th July 2011 - Hello. The big news on the site at the moment is the ongoing discussion about the future of Daily posts. Do check out Allan McNish's article on FIA Stewarding, and Joe Saward's piece on fluff news at this time of year.I hate the log flume.
Daily: 27th July 2011 - Date - the eve of Wednesday 27th July 2011. Sector - Final Third. Destination - Sidepodcast.com. Mission - to write A Daily that will Go Out With A Bang.
Daily: 26th July 2011 - Hello Sidepodcast fans, it is Tuesday the 26th July 2011. Two days on from a thrilling German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, which does seem to produce better racing than the chopped up Hockeinheim. I hope your start to the week has been good, but fear not Tuesdays are generally better than Mondays.
Daily: 25th July 2011 - Hello lovely people, it is Monday and this is your daily for today. Doesn't Mark Webber look cold in that picture? The weather in Germany was a lot cooler than we were expecting, although the rain never came. Every time there is never a sign of rain, despite all weather forecasts saying there will be some, I swear off predicting the weather. But every time a race swings by, I start pondering what the weather will be again. It's addictive.
Daily: 24th July 2011 - Hey all, hope you’re all okay on this lovely race day, and that your Sunday is full of wonderful things! It is of course time for the German Grand Prix, so why don’t we have some predictions to start the day, unless you’re reading this after the race then well maybe ignore this bit.
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Daily: 22nd July 2011 - Heyyy! It's you! You made it onto the homepage! Well done you. Have a pat on the back. Have a cookie. I had one here for you but it disappeared. It later reappeared. Then I ate it. But hey, it's the thought that counts. The taste, too. But well done you for coming to the homepage and/or reading this on an RSS feed or Facebook. If you are one of those people, shame on you. Also, visit Sidepodcast.com.
Daily: 21st July 2011 - Guten tag and welcome to this fortnight's Memorable Moments post, which includes clips from the German Grand Prix, as well as the lowdown on another important sporting event going on at the moment - well, it's important to me anyway. The last few weeks have been like Jekyll & Hyde here in Edinburgh weather-wise. Two weeks ago it was torrential rain and thunder, last week it's been beautiful sunshine and this week we're back to torrential rain and thunder. Global Warming. There, I've said it, can we move on?
Daily: 20th July 2011 - Another Wednesday is here. I have to say I like Wednesdays - mainly on account of them being sort of midweek, but also because they are one of the few days I don't have to run the teen somewhere, and because they are the day before bin day and I like to see how we mainly have pink bags outside when most of the street is black bags all the way...
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Daily: 18th July 2011 - Good morning sidepodders! Happy Monday, even though I think we'll all agree that this is our collective least favourite day of the week. I hope you get to the end of this with a slightly perkier outlook on today.
Daily: 17th July 2011 - Hey everyone! Welcome to Sunday, I hope you’re all having a lovely day whatever you’re up to. As it’s not a Grand Prix Sunday I thought I’d focus on finding some fun links for you this week.
Daily: July 16th 2011 - Sometimes I tell people I'm the guy who manages three out of four of the Saturdays, and the say to me, 'You are one lucky geeza, them girls are well fit, innit. But ain't there five of 'em?'
Daily: 15th July 2011 - Oh, hello there. Funny seeing you round these parts! Thing is. I don't have the internet at the moment (thank you unnamed internet provider of whom are related to an F1 team) so this may be a bit of an odd Daily. It is me, Lukeh, I promise you. Luckily with these internet issues Christine has very kindly published this for me. Nevertheless it is of course Friday and all of this daily has been put together using a HTC Desire, 3G and a lot of patience. Hurrah!! So let's see what awesome there is to share today.
Daily: 14th July 2011 - Hello everyone, and a happy Bastille Day if you happen to be French (or particularly revolutionary). A very good excuse for wine, cheese, croissants, or pain au chocolat as Amy did.
Daily: 13th July 2011 - Welcome to another day! Its Wednesday the 13th of July and day minus 326. You'll notice that I am not your usual Wednesday person :-) And that this is therefore not the usual Wednesday post.
Daily: 12th July 2011 - Hello Sidepodcast fans, it is Tuesday the 12th July 2011. Two days removed from the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. I hope your start to the week has been good, but fear not Tuesdays are generally better than Mondays
Daily: 11th July 2011 - Good morning Sidepodworld! Breaking news! Sebastian Vettel didn't win yesterday. Shame. I hope he'll get back again to the first place in two weeks. Yes, I am a Red Bull fan, any problem? Well... finally Alonso was the one who reached success at Silverstone.
Daily: 10th July 2011 - I hope you're just as excited for the British Grand Prix as I am because it's going to be awesome! I'm not talking about wings or diffusers or any of that nonsense, today it's all about racing and having a brilliant Sunday!
Daily: 9th July 2011 - Today would normally be Amy's Heikki News Monthly, but I suspect that timezones have got in the way again. To honour what should be the content of this daily, here are five tweets from Heikki recently.
Daily: 8th July 2011 - You missed me didn't you? It is fine to admit it.
Daily: 7th July 2011 - Hidley Ho, Sidepoderinos! It's another day and it's another daily. And this time, it's slightly different to my last two. Thank god. This weekend, millions of eyes all over the world will be fixated on Silverstone for the 2011 British Grand Prix, which is convenient, since a Formula 1 race will be happening at the time. And not a hint of a mention of Donington in sight. Things are good. However, as I type this, I am still reflecting on events 2 weekends ago. For those of you young enough to have been aware of it, between 1999 and 2003 Channel 5 screened a TV show called The Tribe. It was a post-apocalyptic teen drama filmed in New Zealand, in which all the adults had been killed off by a mysterious virus and the kids were left to fend for themselves and survive on their own. The show has gained cult status and its fandom thrives to this day. On Sunday 26th of June New Zealand time, there took place an event called The Tribal Gathering, a special 13-hour marathon - set up by Cloud 9, the production company behind The Tribe - of discussions, quizzes, behind-the-scenes videos and live chats with some of the actors. It also featured a video introduction by the show's creator Raymond Thompson (who, incidentally, has written scripts for EastEnders and Howard's Way). The on-line marathon began on Sunday morning in New Zealand, which was Saturday night UK time. This meant I carried on until 4am before I called it a day - or morning, rather. However, it also meant that I did watch the IndyCar Series race at Iowa after all. And no, Takuma Sato did not make it an entire race without crashing into something or even going off the track, as I had ruminated on last fortnight's Daily.
Daily: 6th July 2011 - Hi everyone! How are you all doing? There’s not too much F1 news out there as the teams are busy preparing for Silverstone, but here are some links you might enjoy...
Daily: 5th July - Apologies for the lateness of this daily, Sidepodders, it has been sunny up here in Edinburgh and my brain has quite clearly melted in such unusual circumstances. Anyway, onwards with the news.
Daily: 4th July 2011 - Happy Monday Sidepodders! I hope today finds you in good cheer, with a week stretching out ahead of you full of promise and exciting things.
Daily: 3rd July 2011 - Hello everyone! Goodness me I’ve had a busy few days, and because of my adventures (pictures and blog posts coming soon) I’m going to keep this short and sweet.
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Daily: 1st July 2011 - Why did the man cross the road? To get to the GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED!! Well, he had to cross quite a few roads because it's quite far out and not in the hippy sense. Although it is quite far out, man. But seriously, it's quite far out. What I'm trying to say is, welcome to Friday 1st July.
Daily: 30th June 2011 - Hope the Coal Hole crowd don't have hangovers.shhhhhhhhhhhh
Daily: 29th June 2011 - Well hello there. I’m sorry I haven’t been around much lately, but I’ve been rather busy, what with a big project at work and all. Managed to fit in writing a post for you all though ;)
Daily: 28th June 2011 - Hello Sidepodcastians, it is Tuesday the 28th June 2011. Which means we're a day closer to the weekend! Okay amittedly its not that close... ok I give in it isn't close at all. Lets move on and see what has been happening yesterday.
Daily: 27th June 2011 - Another week begins, and we're heading straight into Monday, after what I hope was a good weekend for everyone. The racing may not have been up to the calibre of what we have seen so far this year, but it could have been a lot worse!
Daily: 26th June 2011 - Hello everyone, I’m sorry for the delay of this post for which I blame Coldplay for. I’m going to have to get this out of the way now, but my goodness I’m one happy and proud Coldplay fan tonight. A perfect mix of old and new. There are no words. Anyway I wont go on about how much I love them for much longer. I do however want to mention that if you like coldplay too, you can buy their new EP on itunes now.
Daily: 25th June 2011 - Hey Sidepodcastees, it's another happy, shiny qualifying Saturday and I invite you warmly to spend this Daily with me as we watch all the Saturday action. There's Formula 1 and there's Wimbledon tennis, but I don't know anything about tennis so I won't be mentioning it again.
Daily: 24th June 2011 - Gimme an F! Gimme an riday! What does that spell?! Well it spells two different works, F and Riday, neither are an established word so to speak so it's all gibberish really. Unless we rename today to Fandriday, which sounds like a Scottish town more than a day really.
Daily: 23rd June 2011 - Morning all to this, my second ever contribution to Sidepodcast. I'm starting to get used to this already. This weekend will see the Formula 1 circus descend onto Spain for the second time this year when we'll be in Valencia for the European Grand Prix. I was thinking of doing a list of memorable moments from this racetrack, just like I did with the Montreal circuit last time, then I realised: this is Valencia!
Daily: 22nd June 2011 - Morning everyone! For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, did you sleep well last night? Because it was the longest day of the year.
Daily: 21st June 2011 - Ladies and gentlemen, play is suspended. Yes, indeed, it's time for two weeks of rain to fall upon us as Wimbledon is here. Of course, with a British player high in the world rankings, that means ten days of newspapers building expectations and using up the year's supply of Fred Perry mentions, only for inevitable disappointment as one of the players who is simply better than Andy Murray wins the title; relegating Murray back to being a whinging Scot in the process.
Daily: 20th June 2011 - Hello my dears, how are you? Long time no see, in terms of daily posts, anyway. I hope you had a nice weekend, nice enough that Monday is not such a drag. Do not worry. If you don't like Mondays, it will soon be Tuesday, and they're not so bad.
Daily: 19th June 2011 - Hello everyone! Welcome to Sunday, and what a lovely day it is too! Can you believe it’s been just 7 days since Jenson’s epic win? I’m still recovering! I hope you’re all well today and off to fill your days with awesome things. I’m hopefully off to Brands Hatch tomorrow to see some F3 action, any lurkers/commenters going too?
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Daily: 17th June 2011 - Today's daily was prescribed by a Doctor with a handful of F1, some gigapixel supplements, managing that with some racing gaming, a lot of cool links to keep the temperature down, a few pumpkins to smash and topping that off by cutting down on the e-numbers. You may even get the Giggles from this prescription!
Daily: 16th June 2011 - Do join me in wishing a very happy birthday to Christine!I'm sure the ideal birthday present would be to install a Kindle app of some kind and buy her new book.
Daily: 15th June 2011 - Hello everyone. I hope you are all over your motorsport-related hangovers? I was knackered today so I decided to go for a run in order to reset the body clock a bit.
Daily: 14th June 2011 - Why hello! You've had a day to recover from the prolonged chaos that was Canadian Grand Prix, so hopefully you are all doing well.
Daily: 13th June 2011 - Hello one and all to this, my first official daily post for Sidepodcast. It's a great honour to be given the chance of writing for what has become a well-established and respected organisation for F1 fans. Not only that, but as a Scottish writer, it means Stephen Roy can no longer hog all the limelight.
Daily: 12th June 2011 - I hope you are ready for another wonderful day of sport! We have F1, tennis, Moto GP and Le Mans 24hour! Woah how on earth are we going to fit in things like eating, and well sleeping!
Daily: 11th June 2011 - Has it really been four weeks? Have we really had two more races? Just where is the year going? F1 moved back to Western Europe and with that came Heikki’s best qualifying of the year, 15th in Spain! In my last post I wrote that I should be focusing my attention onto the team getting into Q2 so clearly I’m going to take all the credit for it.
Daily: 10th June 2011 - So when I was in work yesterday I noticed it was sunny, then rained, then sunny again, then had a bit of the two, then rained, then sunny again. How is it that the weather knows that Wimbledon is just around the corner? Sue Barker is up to no good. Maybe she needs to be in F1 to stop Bernie's sprinkler idea.
Daily: 9th June 2011 - Captain's Log: 06/09/11 2105Z. After successfully transporting a Giant Panda to its new digs in the Granby Zoo, in the province of Quebec, Canada, the intrepid aircrew of the Sidepodcast Airways Osprey has a brief layover in Montreal-Dorval airport in preparation for the long haul from Montreal back home to Rockall, with refueling stops in St. John's Newfoundland and Reykjavik, Iceland. With the Flight Plans filed, the Osprey being refueled, and being loaded with supplies to keep the residents of Rockall going for a few more weeks, the aircrew have a few hours to rest and secure provisions for the long flight home. Their travels take them to Ile Notre-Dame, home of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, where we pick their story already in progress...
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Daily: 7th June 2011 - Good morning, oh veritable denizens of Sidepodcast. Tuesdays are a bit dull, aren't they? As Bridget did yesterday, I too shall skirt the rather sizeable mammal in the room whilst bringing you the day's F1 news. The good news is that there are only three more days until the action begins in Montreal.
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Daily: 5th June 2011 - Hello everyone, are you enjoying this lovely Sunday? I hope so. Well I’ve got lots of lovely links for you all to help you with your day anyway.
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Daily: 3rd June 2011 - It's Friday so I am here to make your Friday even more awesome. There's F1 and games and music and allsorts in the Daily today. I hope you like it, I've tried so hard and got so far but in the end it doe... oh, I'm turning into a Linkin Park song. Quick! Avert this madness by trying to find the subtle link hidden in today's Daily Post...(In all honesty I really like that song, so don't come after me with your pitchforks and your angry shaking fists!)
Daily: 2nd June 2011 - Space, racing and music. What more do you need? It's a Thursday, take it easy.
Daily: 1st June 2011 - This pic is a lovely sunset from our balcony last night. Here's another smorgasbord of links to get you through hump day. Enjoy!
Daily: 31st May 2011 - Good day to you!, with the Monaco GP behind us and the next race in Canada not until the following weekend we get a small breather from Formula One action.
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Daily: 29th May 2011 - Happy Monaco Grand Prix day!! Hello to you all! I’m every so excited, there is nothing better than sitting down on a fabulous Sunday to watch our most famous race. Everyone loves Monaco right?
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Daily: 27th May 2011 - There's a lot to live up to today as this week we've had some brilliant, brilliant dailies from both old and new daily writers so let's make today as awesome as possible. I elect we rename Friday to Worldwide Day of Awesome, and that every hour on the hour we all get to swig a drink of our choice. Sadly, this may result in many not remembering Worldwide Day of Awesome.
Daily: 26th May 2011 - It's Thursday but don't let that get you down because if there is a better Thursday on the calendar I'm yet to meet it. Yes it's Monaco weekend and that means the track action starts a whole day early. Yay for archaic motorsport traditions! It also means I can use the word Monégasque. Don't ask me why, I just like the word.
Daily: 25th May 2011 - Hey guys – hope your week is going well. Happy birthday yesterday to Ivan Capelli and while we are on that subject, Congratulations to Sidepodcast for reaching ONE MILLION COMMENTS! That is an awesome achievement!
Daily: 24th May 2011 - So, the earthquake didn't come, the world didn't end, and much to the chagrin of a number of American fundamentalist Christians, we're still earthbound. Given that, for believers and non-believers alike, life continues unabated, we may as well take the chance and press on with some news.
Daily: 23rd May 2011 - Morning, Sidepodders, happy Monday! Shall we go over the important things? We saw The Pointy Finger, but the emotional thank-yous were replaced with Vettel's version of the Crazy Frog. According to Adam Hay-Nicholls, it's a Red Bull in-joke. Oh, you meant news we didn't foresee?
Daily: 22nd May 2011 - Hello everyone. I must first make a huge apology to Christine, Mr C and everyone at Sidepodcast, this daily is so late (maybe the latest in a very long time) and well, I can only hope that you’re all to excited for the Grand Prix to mind too much.
Daily: 21st May 2011 - It's Qualifying Saturday! We're at Barcelona and on any normal year we'd expect Saturday to be the most exciting part of the weekend before sleepily watching the cars drive 60 laps stuck behind each other on Sunday. But this year, things are different - people can overtake! People are actually looking forward to the race! No, friends, you are not dreaming - this is really happening.
Daily: 20th May 2011 - I promise you that I can bring pie to this daily. First off, you have to promise not to be disappointed. Secondly, it could just be 3.14. Thirdly, you can't eat it. Fourthly, I'm just distracting you from the disappointing pie. Well, I like the pie. It's an awesome pie. Very charty.
Daily: 19th May 2011 - Hello everyone, Thursday is upon us once more which means we've broken the back of the week, it is nearly race weekend!
Daily: 18th May 2011 - Hi there! Hope your week is going well? Mine is fine, thank you. I do hope you are looking forward to the Spanish Grand Prix? It won't be boring this time - honest!!!
Daily: 17th May 2011 - Hello and welcome to the 17th May 2011, how exciting! eh? For those longing for the weekend, well we're one day closer to it and the Spanish Grand Prix, so lets take a look at what has been going on;
Daily: 16th May 2011 - Hello there, it's Christine. I am covering for RG today as he has taken to the books to begin studying for exams. We wish him all the best of luck, but also know that he won't need it because he's a clever little soul. I am in the midst of working out the new daily rotas, so if you have expressed a desire to write for us, please bear with me as I get to grips with it all.
Daily: 15th May 2011 - What a day? What a daily? From Jenson to Pie.
Daily: 14th May 2011 - Welcome to the ninth edition of Heikki News! Since you were last updated we’ve had another two races and Heikki outqualified Jarno in both. This makes their qualy head to head 4-0 for the year. Excellent work Heikki! He finished 16th in China, which was ahead of a Sauber and a Williams!
Daily: 13th May 2011 - This daily was brought to you through the power of Giggles Cupcakes following an
argument lovely discussion between myself and mum about who should have the last cupcake. As I am a true gentlemen, of course, I ran off mid discussion and the cupcake was mine. However, I felt bad so I gave mum the wrapper. Maybe a hug too. And that really we shared it. But shhhhh.
Daily: 12th May 2011 - Today in the Daily Post, Professor Giggles explores the relationship between a quote about potatos and the Delorean from Back to the Future. This Daily Post may be recorded for Quality and Training purposes.
Daily: 11th May 2011 - Hey guys, after subbing in yesterday it’s time for my proper Daily today. And how are we all? Have you ever felt like writing a Daily Post for Sidepodcast? You have? Well you are in luck, because some spaces have opened up. Why not check out this post, which should tell you all that you need to know…
Daily: 10th May 2011 - Hello there, me again! Many thanks to Gavin to publishing an emergency daily, but I'm here to fill us in on the details. What shall we do today? Let's have a list of ten things. Five Formula One items for discussion, and five not so F1 related.
Daily: 9th May 2011 - This is the start of the best week ever.
Daily: 8th May 2011 - Hello everyone! It’s race day and what an exciting prospect, we’re back to normal timing and we can finally settle down into the season.
Daily: 7th May 2011 - Hello there, how are you? All good, I hope. It's Saturday, and that means it is qualifying day in Turkey. If you're watching, don't forget to join us in the comments, and if you use the very handy Dashboard you can get the Factbyte Factbox sewn right in!
Daily: May 6th 2011 - If you're reading this on the homepage, well done you. The homepage is a fabulous place with lots of pages in a homely environment. If you're reading this on Facebook or an RSS source or whatnot, then head over to Sidepodcast.com and join in with the comments. If you're reading this from the future, tell me what tomorrow's lottery numbers are. Cheers!
Daily: 5th May 2011 - Hello, welcome to Thursday. Nearly there. Just one more day until F1 track action and two days until many of us get to see some of it. Not long now. The break is nearly over.Lots more racing this weekend too, there's a list in here and everything!
Daily: 4th May 2011 - Hello all! It’s Wednesday again! Hope your week is going well… I am incredibly busy but at least I’m not bored ;) DID YOU KNOW: Emus cannot walk backwards? Neither did I!
Daily: 3rd May 2011 - Only a few more days till the next F1 race in Turkey and, far more awesome, till my well deserved holidays. Bring them on!
Daily: 2nd May 2011 - Happy Monday. Apart from Michael Cairns, yes you, it didn't go over the line. Pal.
Daily: 1st May 2011 - Happy Sunday everyone! Yes that’s right (I hope you’re paying attention Mr C) it’s Sunday... and it’s May!..I think. So now that has been established we can continue.
Daily: 30th April 2011 - Good morning, sidepodcasters! Are you enjoying this long weekend? The Royal Wedding was celebrated yesterday, and yes! Finally William and Kate got married in the Westminster Abbey, but, talking in terms of money, was the wedding good for the british economy?
Daily: 29th April 2011 - It’s Friday Sidepodcasters, and it’s a Holiday! I suppose the Queen deserves thanks for that. While the Royal Wedding theatrics will be on the lips and minds of many, the world of racing and Formula One spins madly on. Oddly enough Charlie Whiting seems keen on handling logistics for the procession, while Jake Humphrey trades in his iPad for a chance behind a Lancaster Bomber. Yes, the very same Lancaster that will be providing aerial coverage of the royal nuptials. Maybe he’ll bring Vitaly Petrov along as his co-pilot?
Daily: 28th April 2011 - Google updated their Chrome web browser on Wednesday including a long awaited feature (by myself at least) that converts the spoken word into text. This one fantastic feature might just revolutionise the conversation on Sidepodcast. Maybe.
Daily: 27th April 2011 - Well hello dear Sidepodders! Did you have a great Easter? I sure did ;) Sounds like the weather was good in a lot of places and people really took advantage of it.
Daily: 26th April 2011 - *eating chocolate*
Daily: 25th April 2011 - Good Easter Monday morning to everyone. There are a lucky few of you out there that are into the fourth day of a hopefully pleasant four-day long weekend. Many others just have had Good Friday off and to them I say that this Easter Monday that you spend at work is THE DAY that earns you the money to spend on our collective interest of Formula 1.
Daily: 24th April 2011 - Happy Easter!!
Daily: 23rd April 2011 - Good morning, how is your long weekend going? Looking forward to the Easter Bunny visiting tomorrow? Me too!
Daily: 22nd April 2011 - Friday's are always good, but today is double good because it's Good Good Friday. Doesn't that sound great? No, it sounds good. That's why it's called Good Friday. Great! I mean, Good.
Daily: 21st April 2011 - We have a nice break this weekend, for many of us it is a four-day weekend for Easter with Good Friday tomorrow and a holiday on Monday too (with due apologies to those working in retail or in places around the world without time off). And with the extra holiday next Friday for the Royal Wedding we get two long weekends in a row - bonus!Most forms of racing are taking a break too, meaning we can have a nice little rest to recover after the opening salvos in all the major series. How will you spend yours?
Daily: 20th April 2011 - Hey there folks! It’s the Wednesday before Easter! Did you enjoy the Grand Prix? I hope you did, I thought it was fantastic! If you haven’t had a chance to yet, check out the latest debrief…
Daily: 19th April 2011 - Today we've got a bit of this and that. Have a look if you like.
Daily: 18th April 2011 - Read this daily. This excerpt will be simple and memorable.
Daily: 17th April 2011 - It's race day!!
Daily: 16th April 2011 - Good morning Heikki fans, welcome to a slightly late Heikki news. Has it really been four weeks already? Since I last updated you the season has well and truly begun. Heikki has hit the track twice, and I was there to cheer him on both times.
Daily: 15th April 2011 - You know, I think it's time I came clean. I have to confess otherwise it will stay on my conscience forever but here we go. I hope you can look at me the same way afterwards.I never caught all 150 pokemon on Pokemon Red. I didn't even get 100.I know, I know. Don't look at me! Actually, I'll make it up to you by bringing you an action packed daily with lots to talk about and plenty to see.
Daily: 14th April 2011 - Nín hǎo*! It's the first time that I have been invited to write a daily for Sidepodcast.
Daily: 13th April 2011 - So what’s been going on in the F1 world? Well, considering it’s the Tuesday after a Grand Prix, there isn’t too much news – so today we will have more blog links, which is more awesome anyway!
Daily: 12th April 2011 - The day the first man ever was fired into space. And they have never seen him again ... Oh, sorry, that's a different movie. He came back safe and sound, and became a hero. Yeah ... Sorry? Noooooo, I don't mean Nick Heidfeld!!
Daily: 11th April 2011 - This is not a subliminal message, but speedway is better than the MLB.
Daily: 10th April 2011 - Good morning race fans! How are you all today? Its race daaayy, how exciting! Yesterday bought an amazing qualifying session, meaning the stage is set for a brilliant race today. The ever present promise of rain, and the small margins between the top 4 drivers could equal the perfect formula for a wonderful morning of racing.
Daily: 9th April 2011 - Hello there and happy Saturday to one and all. It's a racing weekend so we're all busy, busy, but there's always time to give a quick wave and settle down in the daily for a natter. I must say Happy Birthday to Paul, who would celebrate today, except Jacques Villeneuve has stolen all the thunder of the day by also having a birthday. Happy birthday to both, that's what I say. Now, on with some news and things.
Daily: 8th April 2011 - If Rebecca Black's advice is anything to go by, today is the day we go out and party, as it's Friday, Friday, Friday Friday Friday.Apparently it's Friday you know. Yay!
Daily: 7th April 2011 - Two weeks is the ideal time gap between Grands Prix isn't it? Not so close as to run over the top of the last race and overwhelm us, yet just long enough that by this 2nd Thursday of the cycle you are desperate for another F1 race. I'm all for watching as much racing as possible because there's no reason to keep F1 as the be-all and end-all of racing, but there's nothing quite like an F1 race to satisfy the bug we all have. Still, it is an early race for us Europeans so what else is happening, what more can be watched?
Daily: 6th April 2011 - Hey guys, hope you are all having a great week. Spring is here, the days are getting longer and starting to warm up a little. Also, we have the Malaysian Grand Prix to look forward to this week! I normally quite enjoy this particular race, as the weather always throws in a random variable or two.
Daily: 5th April 2011 - In today's daily we focus on the non-existent F1 news and some football. And there are some pictures too.
Daily: 4th April 2011 - Funny and unique Daily Post excerpt goes here.
Daily: 3rd April 2011 - Hey everyone, I hope you’re all well and are treating your lovely Mums this brilliant Sunday. Off anywhere nice for dinner? Or bought her some nice flowers? Whatever you’re doing I hope you have a great time.
Daily: 2nd April 2011 - Ooh, hello there, come in, make yourself at home, although leave your shoes at the door please. Can I get you a drink? How have you been?
Daily: 1st April 2011 - I couldn't think of an April Fools to put in here, so instead, here are some baby penguins.
Daily: 31 March 2011 - Shhhh! Don't mention anything about a secret thing here on the homepage... Just try to casually mention something about broccoli in conversation in the comments on the daily post... That'll fox 'em.
Daily: 30th March 2011 - Well done! You checked the homepage, which is really awesome! As a reward, you get to see this link which is not in the Daily: http://bit.ly/exc0Xy
Daily: 29th March 2011 - It's Vettel. Again. All over the media. Everywhere! Oh dear, it's going to be a difficult season ...
Daily: International Day of Vitaly Petrov - Given his stunning 3rd place finish in the Australian Grand Prix, I do declare today the International Day of Vitaly Petrov.
Daily: 27th March 2011 - Hello race fans!! Oh my goodness can you believe it, the 2011 Formula 1 World Championship has finally started! I’m not sure about you all but I’m super excited about this season, goo Jenson!!
Daily: 26th March 2011 - We've been counting it down for far too long, and now the season has begun. We're into the best part of the weekend now, practice sessions almost done, qualifying and the race still to come. There is no need for a countdown anymore, and that being the case, it's worth checking out what the biggest counter of the off-season has to say.
Daily: 25th March 2011 -
To quote the Futurama birthday song...
What day is today?
It's Formula 1 day
It's a great day for some F1
Let's all have some cake
(and you smell like one too)
Daily: 24th March 2011 - Apologies for the late Daily, I was trying to sort out a card and some presents for my sister but neither Moonpig nor Amazon wanted to accept my order straight away, I had set up accounts and verify addresses and all sorts.So... who's ready for some open-wheel racing? I am! Formula 1 is back. IndyCar is back.
Daily: 23rd March 2011 - (To the tune of two more days to santa - kinda like a 99 bottles of beer on the wall type of song)*DEEP BREATH*Two more days to go, two more days to Melbourne, two more days until the F1 circus goes racing round Albert Park and Joe hosts an evening and Crofty gets on the radio and Amy stalks Heikki and Webber gets his hopes up and EJ annoys the viewers and Brundle talks his debut and Bernie threatens to leave and everyone goes deaf and we all get tired cause we all got up too early cause WE LOVE F1!... Two more days to Melbourne!
Daily: 22th March 2011 - 5 days left! Racing time, baby!
Daily: 21st March 2011 - I have the Irish Eurovision song stuck in my head. It is by Jedward. Somebody, please, please help me.
Daily: 20th March 2011 - Hey all! Guess what? You’ll never believe what I have to tell you…7 DAYS UNTIL THE START OF THE SEASON!!
Daily: 19th March 2011 - Hello Saturday. Today’s daily is a little different from my normal one. I have all the latest Heikki news of course, but because this is my last daily before I head off to Albert Park next week I have a little bit of Melbourne news too.
Daily: 18th March 2011 -
What a place, it's oh so vast
See this site, there's just no fight
When all competition lacks that bite
See this page, it's helps them gauge
Whether Sidepodcast is all the rage
With Asides and Chats and Debrief
Quality content is their motif
You've got Christine, who can be seen,
FBFBing like a machine!
But her voice is so delightful
Approved by Rob, it is just rightful!
Then Mr C, we cannot see,
but you'll love his work, I guarantee!
On the 'casts or doing coding,
Also hugs that'll cause exploding!
So please do go and explore,
You'll be begging them for more!
Sidepodcast! Sidepodcast! Siiiiidepodcast!
Daily: 17th March 2011 - So why don't you http://bringafriend.to/sidepodcast/ ? I made a site! It's very simple...
Daily: 16th March 2011 - Hello. Wednesday again! Not long now until the season starts, so as the teams are packing up and shipping out to Australia, there isn’t much in the way of news. I do have some good links for you however ;)
Daily: 15th March 2011 - Happy Birthday Liverpool FC!!! You're 119 years old today and still look gorgeous!
Daily: 14th March 2011 - Note to self: Write stuff for your blog. Got it me lad?
Daily: 13th March 2011 - Hello everyone! I’m back! I’m not sleeping this time, I’m awake, and here to give you a bumper daily as a way of apology for forgetting about you last week. So hold on to your screens and brace yourself for the amount of links;
Daily: 12th March 2011 - Hello there, how are you doing? It is Saturday so that is probably good news. I accidentally rejoined the world of work this week so the weekends are precious once again. What are you doing with your weekend?
Daily: 11th March 2011 - There once was a post on SidepodcastThat appeared after midnight so very fastOn the 11th of the ThirdIt was almost absurdThat this daily would happen to be so vast!
Daily: 10th March 2011 - Hello everyone. Today I have a few bits of F1 and IndyCar news, some podcast links, and a few bits of music to check out.
Daily: 9th March 2011 - Hey guys, did you enjoy your pancakes yesterday? Good, because today is the first day of lent, where you are supposed to give up something. Seeing as we have given up on F1 for months I think we are all ok though ;)
Daily: 8th March 2011 - Dirk Kuyt, I just love you so much!
Daily: 7th March 2011 - For Dean Richards.
Daily: 6th March 2011 - Ohh, hello again! This is a bit of a surprise me turning up on a Sunday with another daily but I have a funny feeling Lou may have forgotten to write this week's daily so I'm volunteering to step in and make sure we're safely guided into Sunday. It's OK, we're no longer stuck in a never-ending Saturday! Phew! Although I don't think I'd be able to create anything anywhere near as genius as Christine's poem daily last Sunday. Hopefully I can include just as much useful linkage as Lou usually does and you won't even notice the difference.
Daily: 5th March 2011 - Finally Saturday is here! I thought this week was never going to end. My week was very busy and felt long, but it ended on a great note. After booking tickets and flights for the Malaysian GP with Amy a while ago, I still wasn’t completely sure that I would be able to go. But now it is all confirmed, I’ll definitely be joining Amy at Sepang. But first, the Melbourne GP! Who else is going to Melbourne or Malaysia?
Daily: 4th March 2011 - ***********************-----INCOMING MESSAGE-----Whoever reads this, don't be alarmed, don't be scared. This is a public announcement for the day of 4-3-11, a day that provides a daily that includes news about Jackie Stewart, a recap of the 5 Live F1 show and an engrossing story about a hacker but don't let these few examples fool you. There is so much more, and you are our only hope of making sure all this is read. There is lots for you to do stranger, but I have belief in you. Your mission is to read the daily, and join in with the comments, adding to the conversation and keeping our community so vibrant and welcome. I know you can do it. Oh, and whatever you do, don't blink. Good luck.-----END MESSAGE-----***********************
Daily: 3rd March 2011 - Hello there, it's Christine again, I'm filling in for a rather under the weather Alex, and I'm sure you'll join me in wishing him better. I'm not going to do this daily in rhyme, because that took quite a long time, but I still have plenty that you need to know about.
Daily: 2nd March 2011 - Well hello everyone! It’s been a while hasn’t it? Firstly, thank you to everyone who filled in for my usual Daily Post while I was away, I did have a catch up of the SPC posts while I was on holiday and you all did a great job, so thanks for that!Now I’m back once again like a Renegade Master though, so I do hope you enjoy what I have for you today ;)
Daily: 1st March 2011 - "I know I am not the best, but no-one is as good as me" The Special One.
Daily: 28th February 2011 - Top 4 players in golf. Martin Kaymer, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell. America, you are getting owned.
Daily: 27th February 2011 - Hello there, it's Christine again, I'm standing in for the lovely Lou, As our favourite photography lass has some university work to do, Whilst I'm waiting for this week's debrief to export I have found the time, To make this special for Ms Lou and get it all to rhyme
Daily: 26th February 2011 - Welcome to your Australian Saturday Daily. As an Apple fan, the first thing I have to mention is the release of new MacBook Pro models yesterday. There is much excitement about these new models at Sidepodcast headquarters because of the inclusion of a new technology called Thunderbolt. Remarkably similar to Thunderbirds (Are GO!), I am reliably informed that it has also quickly been accepted by non-computery type people here.
Daily: 25th February 2011 - Good morning, afternoon, evening and night and welcome to another Friday. It's been another odd week and it seems only fair that we go into the weekend with one last day, right? Well I'll help your day be a little bit better if I can because I've got plenty to share out today. First off, although he'll never see this yesterday Rubens celebrated his 14th wedding anniversary with his wife Silvana, congratulations to them! Fabulous achievement with hopefully many more anniversary's for them.
Daily: 24th February 2011 - Hello Thursday, you've come around quickly! Let's see what's happening..Tonight we will hopefully see a shuttle launch, as Discovery will be lifting off at 9.50pm GMT to fly to the International Space Station. Sadly this is Discovery's final flight, at the completion of this mission it is scheduled to be retired. You don't want to miss the final launch, especially as there are a limited number of flights for the rest of the shuttle fleet.
Daily: 23rd February 2011 - Ooh, it's my turn on daily duties again. I'm writing this on our Windows Machine - the one that allows us to use Skype without Mr C tearing his hair out. I know, I know, he's never really been complementary about Windows in the past but it has it's benefits. It allowed us to record the recent Sidepodchat, which is certainly worth listening to if you have a spare fifteen minutes. Also, the Windows machine means I get to play The Sims 2. Which I am not doing. Nu-uh.
Daily: 22nd February 2011 - Bahrain International Circuit withdraws from round one of 2011 and - far more shocking - Adrian Sutil does have fans!
Daily: 21st February 2011 - Wrexham 2-7 Gateshead. In your face Wales, North East rules.
Daily: 20th February 2011 - Hey everyone! I’m not going to start with my usual countdown to the Bahrain GP because as I’m sure you all know there is currently a question mark over whether or not it will happen. Instead I will simply say this;
Daily: 19th February 2011 - Hyvää huomenta F1 fans, I am back once again to update you on what Heikki has been up to over the last four weeks. I'm also updating myself because first I was all about the tennis, I've been ignoring testing because if I can't watch live video I'm not staying up til 4am for it, and then I went on holiday to New Zealand for a week and missed almost everything everyone had to say on Twitter. Oops!
Daily: 18th February 2011 - Hello my lovely friends, it's Friday again! Time goes so fast these days, but here we are about to end another week. How has yours been? Personally it'd been a bit of a rollercoaster for me, with ups and down that Hermann Tilke could only dream of incorporating into his tracks but as the weekend is approaching it's good to stay positive and look forward to it by having a good Friday. Not the Good Friday good Friday, although that is a good Friday, just our own little good Friday. Is that good? Good! also, how awesome was Alex's daily yesterday? I wish I could even offer something anywhere near as creative but I hope this is good enough!
Daily: 17th February 2011 - Welcome to the 17th February it's a Thursday but don't let that bother you. Why not read this, test yourself with a quick quiz and leave a comment?
Daily: 16th February 2011 - Hello boys and girls, dogs and cats, cockateels and parakeets, children and adults. Should I add chicken and egg as well? Don't start that one again... Your regular daily writer Gavin is off on a well-deserved holiday, so here's lil ol' me filling in for him. Serves me right for not stepping back! (ow quit poking me, it was a joke!)
Daily: 15th February 2011 - Oh hello, just a sec, I'll be right with you. There, that's better - sorry, I was just finishing off Monday. I'll be introducing you to Tuesday as your regular host Amanda is currently compiling some new and interesting Spanish words for you to learn. So what's been going on then?
Daily: 14th February 2011 - Original Ronaldo is retiring. Fantastic striker. Zonal Marking has reminded me to Sky+ the 2002 World Cup Final on ESPN Classic at 2:30pm. I suggest you do the same. Oh, and Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiko <3
Daily: 13th February 2011 - Hello… remember me? Apologies for my neglect towards the Sunday dailys of late. You know what it’s like, real life can pop up and get in the way of things sometimes. However I’m back now, and I’ve missed you all, so lets get on with the daily and have a good old catch up!
Daily: 12th February 2011 - Hello there, it's Saturday. What are you up to today? Will you be perusing any of the testing action in Jerez? It's all kicking off over there. Well, it's not really, but there are things of note to keep an eye on. Heidfeld will be in the Renault, hoping to impress the bosses for a chance at temporarily replacing Kubica. Williams will be hoping to get a wriggle on after their running has been cut short two days in a row. Schumacher will be hoping for another day on top of the timesheets. We'll be busy hoping he won't manage it.
Daily: 11th February 2011 - *runs down the stairs through the studio audience* Hello, hello, hello there!! How are you? Hello!! Hello and welcome to Friday my friends, the weekly daily that comes once a week just after Thursday and just before Saturday. On today's daily we have a fab guest post from Leigh, news about Ferrari and Kubica, a lego Jenson Button and the demise of the Guitar Hero series! Lots to get on with so let's click the above button and get on with it!
Daily: 10th February 2011 - Hello and welcome to Thursday. I am having a relaxing evening and nearly forgot it was my turn. I've got the red wine out and the Sigur Rós playing thanks to Lukeh's post about music videos.So.. what's been going on?
Daily: 9th February 2011 - 'Ello and welcome to the 9th February 2011, how exciting! Gavin is off on holiday at the moment (lucky for some) so here I am with a daily post, my first of 2011 as well, to help you on your way today.
Daily: 8th February 2011 - Get well soon, Robert (Kubica)!
Daily: 7th February 2011 - Hello there. We are lacking a daily and I have pieced together the mystery of why. There was some internet connectivity issues between RG and Sidepodcast last night, which immediately places the blame at MediaTemple's door, no matter who is really at fault. RG tweeted Mr C, who was so busy watching the Superbowl, that he forgot to do anything about it. Et voilà! I am filling in with a super-duper daily today.
Daily: 6th February 2011 - The Bathurst 12 Hours is underway, the Premier League witnessed a gluttony of goals and Formula 1 prepares for more testing - this time in Jerez.
Daily: 5th February 2011 - Hello once again lovely people, Lukeh here ready to guide you through Saturday after Pamela needed to swap days due to not being able to write today's Daily. Now I know what you may be thinking - around these parts, Saturday is usually Australian Saturday here in the daily. We get some fabulous dailies from Amy, Pamela, Paul and Jeremy as they swap their duties about but as you can imagine I am not Australian, but rather of the Welsh variety from Wales. I do live in South Wales though, and there is a New South Wales in Australia so it kind of works out. Anyways as you can see I have decided to selotape my area of living to Australia and now I can proudly take part in Australian Saturday. All is well again! Hurrah!
Daily: 4th February 2011 - No, it’s not Saturday just yet, but Lukeh has kindly agreed to swap days with me as I may be offline tomorrow. Thanks Lukeh! So the first testing session of the year has wrapped up in Valencia. I have decided that this year I will call the green and yellow team Lotus, and the black and gold team will be called Renault. Easy!
Daily: 3rd February 2011 - A daily post that celebrates the Homepage... Now that's not something you see every daily.
Daily: 2nd February 2011 - It's all about Launch Day and testing has started in earnest. This part of the year is just like "Transfer Deadline Day" for F1 and I love it! I'm as excited as Jaime Alguersuari (JEJEJEJEEE)!
Daily: 1st February 2011 - We've got Luis Suarez, but the one, who we loved so much, left.
Daily: 31st January 2011 - I'm watching Sky Sports News all day to see if Jim White actually explodes this time.
Daily: 30th January 2011 - Formula 1 personnel began arriving in Valencia yesterday, the 24 Hours of Daytona races on in darkness and Crofty saves the day with his iPhone. it must be time for another Sidepodcast Daily.
Daily: 29th January 2011 - Welcome to Saturday. I'm going to open with some rather embarrassing video from early 1980's Australia to celebrate the recent Australia Day public holiday on the 26th of January. It's a great song about Errol Flynn by Australian Crawl, but what is with those haircuts?
Daily: 28th January 2011 - Hey! Hello! I'm sorry, it's been so long since I last wrote a daily for you that I fear you may have forgotten about me. I';m still here, honest. It's Friday again and I'm back to ease you into the weekend as usual with a myriad of links and interesting things for you to read and watch. Can you believe it's 28th January already? It's utterly absurd, it feels like it was the 27th January just yesterday! Oh how time flies. Of course today is hugely important because it's the birthday of one of F1's biggest drivers ever - Takuma Sato!! Happy birthday Takuma! You should celebrate by playing F1 2010 and doing this again. Good times.
Daily: 27th January 2011 - Hello. How are you? In this Daily we talk of Paul di Resta, Nico Rosberg's new style, UK TV coverage of American racing, mention the GBS Blogathon and share a few songs you might be interested in.
Daily: 26th January 2011 - Hello all. Wednesday, innit? Better find some links for you then:
Daily: 25th January 2011 - Ferrer, you are a nice bloke, but you are not going to win this.
Daily: 24th January 2011 - I was 4 minutes away from having to wear a paper bag over my head to school tomorrow on Saturday...
Daily: 23rd January 2011 - For emergency Daily posts to be written, please break the glass and Gavin will do it for you ;) Did you guys who went to the Coal Hole enjoy yourselves? I do hope you didn't get too Bassanoed ;)On to Sunday then...
Daily: 22nd January 2011 - Hyvää huomenta! Good morning! We haven't caught up with Heikki news since last year, so I'm here to fill you in with what you may have missed. Heikki started 2011 by going to a metal themed New Years party, and he let Catherine near him with her eyeliner. My opinion is this is not his best look, how about you?
Daily: 21st January 2011 - Hello all! Surprise! I must first apologise for the lateness of my daily, and secondly for taking Lukeh’s wonderful Friday daily away from you. However I have good news, he’ll be back covering for me on Sunday, so you wont have to wait long. Oh my goodness!! 51 days until the Bahrain Grand Prix!! So that means tomorrow we can start the 50 day countdown! The off season really has flown by this year. Anyway, on with today rather than the countdown
Daily: 20th January 2011 - Those of you looking for Alex’s post may be disappointed as he is not writing it today. Rather than ask for volunteers to cover for him Alex dived into the comments and found Steven and Kai and volunteered them...us.Normally doing a daily is not a big deal but people expect something special from Alex and we don’t like to leave anyone disappointed. We knocked around a few suggestions but it was Christine who gave us the idea of fighting a duel.
Daily: 19th January 2011 - Hello there, how have you been? Last time I wrote a daily I was getting mushy at New Year. I can guarantee this one won't be like that. In fact, I might just go right back to how the daily began with just a few links in a lovely bullet point list. It'll be nostalgic, you'll like it.
Daily: 18th January 2011 - Hello aaaaaaaaaaaaand welcooooooooome!! I have to start this daily with an apology, but since I am swamped with work (plus night shifts due to Australian Open) this daily is going to be only about the very important sports news and stories you must know for today. I am really sorry for that, but as the new season is coming closer and closer there is loads of work at roadrunner racing.
Daily: 17th January 2011 - Is Luka Modric the best good looking ugly footballer in the world?
Daily: 16th January 2011 - It's Sunday, and time for a super-sub daily post to cover for an unwell Lou. I shouldn't be writing this really, there's much behind-the-scenes work to be done during what little F1 pre-season remains (just 56 days at the time of writing).
Daily: 15th January 2011 - Hello, hope you are all well. My last daily was written in the early days of a Melbourne Summer, but this daily is written in the middle of an English Winter. Obligingly, the snow fall began on my first day here (I did want a white Christmas), so I managed to take some very pretty photos. Snow is so amazing, it helps even the most amateur of photographers to take lovely shots.
Daily: 14th January 2011 - A big hello to all you folk out there wherever you may be and welcome to that day of the week that the gods of ancient past called 'Awesumus Dayus ofthy Weekus', also known as Friday. You may be in Birmingham for the Autosport International or you may be somewhere else on this fine day but I can guarantee you plenty of good times and links to share out in this daily. It's also a good chance to share out the birthday wishes as Formula 1 celebrates the birthdays of Giancarlo Fisichella and Narain Karthekaiyan today! Which is awesome! And I spelt Narry's name right! Yesss!! It's a good day already.
Daily: 13th January 2011 - Hello there, happy Thursday.So my wardrobe, it finally arrived after a month's delay! I'm very happy because I put it together tonight (hence why I'm a bit late writing this) and for the first time since September I have a tidy bedroom - it feels so much calmer and less chaotic now. I'm a firm believer that even if the rest of the house is an utter tip, the bedroom must be tidy because that is your place of rest, your sanctuary even.A big 'get well soon' to all those suffering colds and 'flu and anything else. doo do do do do do baah
Daily: 12th January 2011 - Hello Homepage visitor! Isn't this a lovely page, eh? Well, just to reward you for your visit I have a little Easter Egg that didn't appear in today's daily:"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. --Mark Twain"Have a great day!
Daily: 11th January 2011 - Huhu!!! Guess who's back? It's no other than me. :-) This is my first "proper" daily in 2011 and it won't be less packed with footie facts than the other ones. Before I begin with links and other goodies: Happy New Year! I said it in my Spanish Daily already, but I think it has to be said in the "proper" daily too. If you still haven't had enough of celebrating you can celebrate the day milk was delivered in bottles for the first time (January 11th in 1878). If that's not an occasion ???!!!
Daily: 10th January 2011 - Hello, and as this is my first Daily of 2011, Happy New Year! Your regular Monday-writer RG has been busy revising for an exam - good luck RG! - and I've stepped in as we seem to be missing a stand-in post. I feel I owe a post anyway after forgetting one myself a couple of weeks ago. :)The 3rd Bloggers' Swap Shop is coming up soon, check out the pairings at VivaF1 which has recently had a really nice facelift. I'll be writing for Leigh and hosting words written by Gavin and Adie and there are also some new faces on the list, which is great to see - I'm really looking forward to it! Posts will appear on the weekend of January 21st.
Daily: 9th January 2011 - Welcome to ‘Smiley Sunday’ yes that’s right another day of smiles please, there is nothing better than happy comments. Why don’t you all tell us what has made you smile today? I’ll go first - We now only have 61 days until Bahrain FP1, that’s just 8 short weekends without F1! Yipeee! Speaking of F1, we’re now out of the silent/ holiday part of the off season and news agencies and journalists are starting to type out many lovely stories to keep us all ticking over until testing starts.
Daily: 8th January 2011 - Welcome to Saturday. Let's have a song from Cold Chisel called (appropriately) Saturday Night. It is performed here by my favourite member of the band (from the 70s/80s), Ian Moss. Feel free to watch other youtube clips of the song, performed by the whole band, in the days when drinking a bottle of vodka on stage was acceptable.
Daily: 7th January 2011 - Helloooooo!! It's a big fresh new year for us all to enjoy and my first daily of 2011, how exciting. I hope you all have had a good New Years celebration and have all duly recovered by this point, but what with everyone returning back to work and whatnot we're all wanting to be positive around these parts and so the positivity shall continue today, hurrah! After all it is Friday and the weekend is nearly here already. In fact did you know today is Lewis Hamilton's birthday? A big happy birthday to him, although with all things in the world he has I bet he doesn't have a pack of Chewits so someone should buy him some for his birthday. Now, onwards with the Daily!
Daily: 6th January 2011 - Another day... another daily... Alex "Giggles" Andronov returns with another daily post featuring news, F1 and not F1 links!
Daily: 5th January 2011 - Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. -- Groucho Marx
Daily: 4th January 2011 - Well, this is my first ever daily, so I hope it's up to standards. I haven't done anything special, just going to put some links together to waste some of your time. This off season thing seems to be carrying on, but fear not, we're now only 4 weeks away from testing and car releases and around 10 weeks from Bahrain. Although I'm not too sure whether Bahrain will be worth the wait..
Daily: 3rd January 2011 - "Aaaaaaand welcome back to the darts game live, here, at the Liiiiiiiiiiiinking Palace, Lundon. And we got a cracker here between two verrry decent playahs, we got Rubens Barrichello, two one up 'ere against a decent Ciaran Clark. And alongside me is Wayne Marple."
Daily: 2nd January 2011 - I hope you’ve all recovered from New Years Eve by now and are enjoying your well earned rest this weekend. Have you been up to much? I bring brilliant news…"70 days, 11 hours and 58 minutes until the Bahrain Grand Prix. #f1" Yes that’s right, 70 days!! That’s just 10 weeks! We’ve still got a loads of things between now and the start of the season, however maybe it’s best to concentrate on the present for a bit so you’ve all got interesting topics to talk about/ read about over today. So lets get on with the links.
Daily: 1st January 2011 - This is the one time of year when I don't roll my eyes at Mr C when he gets emotional and starts thanking and hugging people. Unfortunately, I have banned him from the site while he works on other behind the scenes things, and that means it falls to me. I'm not good at this stuff, but I will do my best.
Daily: 31st December 2010 - Hello once again friends, and welcome to the very last day of 2010. It's been quite a year hasn't it? Of course today is Decemeber 31st and whilst it is indeed my birthday today (Happy birthday me!) it is more importantly New Years eve and I'm sure many of you are preparing for celebrations to go into a fresh new year of good times and F1 racing. Of course, the comments will always be here so you're always welcome to come share this final day of 2010 with all the commentors in this fine e-stablishment.
Daily: 30th December 2010 - SURPRISE!!No-one posted a daily today so to save Mr C wasting three hours of his life writing one I volunteered. I blame Lou. There was a time when I volunteered other people to do things but Lou has turned that on its head and now she is volunteering other people and I am volunteering myself even before someone suggests it. She has a lot to answer for.
Daily: 29th December 2010 - Hi there. The last Wednesday of 2010 eh? What a year it has been! And while the F1 circus has been on their Christmas Holidays, there have been a few stories of note and plenty from the blogs to link to. So let's get to it eh?
Daily: 28th December 2010 - Hello, good morning, afternoon, evening or very late evening/night. So it’s my last daily in year 2010. I hope it was a good year, but I hope the upcoming 2011 will be better for all of you. And me. :-) I also hope you had fantastic Christmas wherever and however you might have spent it. As for me I had very busy Christmas this year, oh yeah ... I had to catch up with some sleep, watch tennis, football Champions League classics, winter sports reviews, previews, reviews of reviews and Premier League so I've been quite busy. Busy with relaxing. :-) Even though the world of sports and formula 1 particulary took some days off this fantastic channel provided my with some good stuff. Thank you God (of sports) for Eurosport! Otherwise ... I do not even want to think about it. :-)
Daily: 27th December 2010 - Previously on The Daily: Basically Nigel killed the Wicked Driver of the West, met the Wizzard's of Aus who told him where Santa was and SENT JERMAIN DEFOE OFF DESPITE THE FACT IT CLEARLY WASN'T INTENTIONAL AND WASN'T A RED CARD. Oh sorry, the last bit didn't happen, that was Martin Atkinson, I've got over that, honest. Erm, on with the Daily.
Daily: 26th December 2010 - Hello everyone in the lovely Sidepodland. I hope you had the most fabulous Christmas day yesterday, what did you do? Many left overs? Tell us in the comments, we’re always interested to know! So today is Boxing day, the day we put things into boxes or something. The only thing I know that’s happening today is the cricket. So if you’re into cricket I suppose you may be watching that, but other than that maybe people have just planned a quiet day in? Or maybe you’re braving the shops for the traditional manic sales! – good luck if you are!
Daily: 25th December 2010 - Merry Christmas everyone! This year I got you something pretty good but I wasn’t quite sure how to wrap it so if you just look down a bit you’ll see it. It’s Heikki news!
Daily: 24th December 2010 - Congratulations on visiting the homepage! You have found my secret message. I welcome your decision to address Sidepodcast by coming here first because Mr C very much likes people to use the homepage and I try to help out any way I can to help it get more attention. Whilst you should definitely join us in the Daily by clicking the link above, please do visit the homepage more because it's full of good info and lots of good blog posts, and look how lovely it is with those images and classic podcasts and the factbyte factbox. Lovely!
Daily: 23rd December 2010 - As the group of Sergio, Felipe, Adrian and Nigel skipped on through the snow, they came across a small village, which oddly had people in short sleeves, starting off the barbeques and had no snow around. Adrian was the first to speak out of the shock, "Those lucky..." he was cut off from two men approaching him who spoke.
Daily: 22nd December 2010 - Well hello there people! Not long until Christmas now, is it? With only three more days to go (two if you live on continental Europe) things are starting to get pretty hectic … and yet oddly they seem to slow down at the same time…Seeing as it’s Christmas, how about some F1-themed Christmas cards?
Daily: 21st December 2010 - Hello and servus! Welcome to my last daily before Christmas and I am glad you have found a few spare minutes to read it. But since the countries in this part of the world are covered in snow and the normal life has been disabled in many ways you do have the time anyway. Unless you are a poor traveler who got stuck at an airport or a bus/train station. But then you can't read this daily anyway due to a lack of internet access. Unless there IS an internet access and you are able to kill the time whith surfing in the web. However if you really were and unlucky traveler who got stuck somewhere between A or B (or B and C) you probably would have searched in the web for some help than ... OK. I shall stop in here before I got stuck in my weired, far from logical, reasoning. :-)
Daily: 20th December 2010 - Welcome to Monday. RG went off to bed feeling ill so Lou volunteered me as a last minute substitute. I do not have an inventive daily planned like RG’s recent fabulous post so you will need to settle for something a bit more basic.On Sunday night Christine broke out the Factbyte Factbox to cover the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The replay is available for those who missed it.
Daily: 19th December 2010 - Hello Everyone and welcome to another Sidepodpositive day, it’s Sunday today and well what’s not positive about such a wonderful day of the week! Despite the snow, and disruption it can cause let’s look on the bright side. At least we can all snuggle up at home this weekend! Duvet days for everyone!
Daily: 18th December 2010 - Hello! It's me again! Wow! So many exlamation marks! I think I might be spending too much time with Jaime. :-) Who's been having good time recently, by the way. Yes! Before I begin let me explain what I am doing here on Saturday. Well, Pamela isn't able to do her daily so I volunteerd. Only for you, lovely readers. :-) Al right then, let's check what's going on in the world of Formula 1:
Daily: 17th December 2010 - Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can here me. Is there anybody home? oh there is? Well that's just wonderful, I'm glad you are because it's Friday and we've got a fun day of positivity and good times ahead today so we're all going to have a good day! In fact, did you know that it was on this very day in 1987 that The Simpsons debuted as a prime time cartoon show? It only felt right to include today's festive picture as a scene from 'Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire', the very first episode of which was shown all those years ago today. Can you believe it's been so long?!
Daily: 16th December 2010 - Hiya. I seem to be having a week of Thursdays at the moment, it isn't going well, though I do like to think I get them out of the way in one go so that I can then have a nice long run of good Thursdays! I hope yours will be good.I like to use my Dailies as a little diary of what I've been up to since last time we met here, but you've caught me just when I'm feeling a bit pressured from work and other things. I've so much I want to get done especially with blog posts and associated projects, I'd made big plans for it this winter and haven't been able to touch it really what with moving and everything, most frustrating. After a hard day at work it is far more enjoyable to fall into the comments or Twitter and just hang out for a while! Absolutely nothing wrong in that of course.
Daily: 15th December 2010 - Hello everyone! How are you all? I have just come home from a mad evening of hectic Christmas shopping. But never fear, I have all of my presents and I have been keeping tabs on the stories I wanted to link to using the brilliant Instapaper service (Cheers Giggles!)
Daily: 14th December 2010 - Hello ladies and gents! I am back. Did you miss me? Oohhhh, that's so sweet of you! I couldn't be here for you last Tuesday, but Mr.C helped out. Thank you once again! The daily was nearly as good as mine would have been. Hahahaha Joking!
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Daily: 12th December 2010 - Hey all of you wonderful people, how is your day going? I first must start by wishing my Dad a very happy birthday, he doesn’t read Sidepodcast but if for some reason he doesn’t get my card at least I can say I tried.
Daily: 11th December 2010 - Nothing says winter like a white Volvo... right? Because I am completely out of the loop, today's daily post will be a thank you to my friend Pete, the owner of the Volvo rally car above. Lucky for me, while competing in motorkhana and khanacross events sometime last century, Pete recognised my lack of driving talents and decided to let me be his navigator in actual rallies.
Daily: 10th December 2010 - Gimme an F! Gimme an R! gimme an IDAY! Don't say that last one to Steve Jobs, because I don't want an iDay. What I do want is a Friday to spend with you faithful Sidepodcast commenters as we head towards another weekend with Christmas just a fortnight away! Oh my goodness. One minute it's christmas, then it's easter, than it's Christmas again then it's Halloween then it's easter again. Not sure how I've worked that one out. I will be honest chaps, I'm absolutely drained writing this tonight so I will do my best to make it the usual excellent standard you get from my fellow daily writers!
Daily: 9th December 2010 - Welcome to the 9th of December people. I hope you know what day it is because we are as sure as heck fire trying to let you know what day it is as much as possible at the moment. Not just with this Daily also with Christine's Advent Calendar and my very own Giggles Advent Calendar.
Daily: 8th December 2010 - Hello Midweek! I have been off with the Man-Flu, but 14 hours of sleep seem to have cured that! So I have had some time to trawl through the interwebs and look for some decent articles for you to look at, which I hope you will enjoy!
Daily: 7th December 2010 - Today's daily post is a post with a minor difference. This very lovely Amanda is away today, so we promised via the comments to organise a super-sub stand in... and then we all forgot. If only we had some form of handy Twitter bot to do all our remembering for us.
Daily: 6th December 2010 - "Hey Sergio, I tell what isn't real, Santa Claus."
Daily: 5th December 2010 - Hey everyone! Lou here to bring you yet another Sunday countdown to the start of the 2011 season. Only 14 weekends left! yaaayy! Just 98 days to go before we get to see that gaggle of cars all line up on the grid in .. erm.. Bahrain.
Daily: 4th December 2010 - Christmas to me means lots of sun, time at the beach and BBQ’s. Unlike some of my fellow daily writers, photography is not one of my talents, but I will head out around town with my camera to take some photos of Melbourne at Christmas time and hopefully have some for my next daily. Does anyone else have any Summer-y Christmas photos to share? In the meantime, here's an F1-related photo from Kathi.
Daily: 3rd December 2010 - Hello you! Have you noticed that it's December already? Goodness how time flies. Just last week it felt like it was November, where does the time go? I suppose that is what happens when time happens to be so wibbly wobbly. But there's just 22 days left until Christmas and 28 days until my birthday (4 weeks today!) and yes, I have decided we can all mention Christmas noe that I have seen the coca cola advert in December. Woohoo! Plus it's been snowing all over the country, apart from where I live, where we just got nothing really. Ah well, let's have better times with plenty of links to go through! Oh and by the way Mr C, remember to do the Sidepodchat today.
Daily: 2nd December 2010 - Can you believe it is December already? Incredible. I blame Bernie Ecclestone. Here in the UK we've had a great dusting of snow all across the country resulting in all sorts of travel disruption - everywhere except my part of the country, that is. We're missing out! If it has to be this cold it could at least have the good grace to snow properly.
Daily: 1st December 2010 - “…Oh the Weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…”Hey guys, guess what? It’s the first of December! Which means that today is the day you can open the first door on your advent calendar, and start thinking about Christmassy things!
Daily: 30th November 2010 - Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!! Are you enjoying the snow? Did you manage to obtain some comfy, fluffy and warm winter clothing? Lucky you. I didn’t. I have to admit that I genuinely hate snow and this freezing temperatures, but I presume I am not the only one. The only thing I like about winter is winter sports. And Christmas with footie filled Boxing Day. Yeaaaaaaah, that’s what we sports freaks enjoy, right? Not this ... all right, let’s concentrate on something we love then.
Daily: 29th November 2010 - Sadly, RG is currently trapped in his home due to the the dangerous snow levels currently being suffered by those in the North East of England and Scotland. Because of this... tragic, situation, RG is unable to actually do a proper daily. Instead, we will go straight to the live broadcast of Link Match Special, covering the first test of the world famous Dead-Links Series, of course famously named after the first Link Match between these two great nations, in which the links were permanently deleted and stored inside a folder. Any way, lets go to the action.
Daily: 28th November 2010 - Good day to all of you out there in Sidepodland! How are you all? Having a nice day? Do let us know what you’re up to, whether it be making the most of the snow, household chores or just doing a bit of Christmas shopping we’re always interested in the comments.
Daily: 27th November 2010 - Hello Heikki fans. I was going to say hi in Finnish today but I'm writng this daily on my Kindle (a Sidepodcast first?) and it doesn't have the vowels with the dots. Boo. Since we last caught up the F1 season had its final two races. In Brazil Heikki was 18th and he followed this up with 17th in Abu Dhabi. These results left him the best new teams driver, giving him 20th in the drivers standings and ensured Lotus remained 10th in the constructors. Thanks for the $$ Heikki!
Daily: 26th November 2010 - *waves* Hello again! How are you? Good I hope. I was wandering along this part of this vast interweb world when suddenly I realised it was time to write my Daily thread for this week and, well, here we are and here you are! Woohoo! Of course, I must clarify this is definitely a Daily and not a Faily. Keyboards are silly. Can I interest you in a myriad of links to wet your appetite for this fine cold Friday morning? Using my expert skills to tell the weather, it seems parts of Europe are getting a bit of snow right now, and it's a bit cold. My analysis of this is that it's pretty much winter time again. YAY! I do love winter. Almost as much as I love these links:
Daily: 25th November 2010 - Hello everyone. Last time I was here on daily duty I got in trouble because there were no links. This week I'm going to reverse the trend. Other than in this opening paragraph the rest of the post is going to be all links from here up until the fifth (out of six) videos for Alex's Official Daily
Weekly Fortnightly Wallchart. I count 50 links - have a great day!
Daily: 24th November 2010 - Hello all. How's your off season going? Are you suffering from withdrawal symptoms yet? I'm not - it's been such a long season, but I have just returned home from an evening karting with friends, which I enjoyed quite a lot thank you ;)As you can imagine, I've been quite busy today so I haven't been able to read too many links. But I do have a few for you...
Daily: 23rd November 2010 - I have to begin this Daily with an apology. Because it’s going to be all about football. Sorry for that, but since I have spent the whole weekend watching/speaking/tweeting/ and writing about it, I genuinely can’t think about something else today. I hope you will read this post and leave a comment. Big virtual sidepodhug for that! And who doesn’t like hugs? OK? Are you still here? Nice. :-) All right then, let’s move on.There’s been some amazing scenes in the world of football this weekend. Loads of goals in for all. It was genuinely raining goals! 36 in Spain, 30 in England and Germany, 27 in Italy and France and “only” 19 in Portugal, to name the major leagues only.Let’s start with which I started the Footie Marathon: with the Premier League ...
Daily: 22nd November 2010 - Ladies and gentlemen, This is your Captain speaking. On behalf of myself and First Officer Lou, welcome aboard the first flight of Sidepod Airways Boeing V-22 Osprey Rotorlift Aircraft Flight Number SPA 001 from Abu Dhabi International to London Gatwick International Airport, with a refuelling stop at Ankara, Turkey.
Daily: 21st November 2010 - Hello everyone! Welcome to the first Sunday of the off season.. just 16 more to go! I hope you’ve all got lots of plans to keep yourself busy so that the withdrawals don’t set in too soon. Just make sure you don’t injure yourself on any electrical appliances, I hear they can be dangerous. So stay clear of those hair dryers and have a lovely day, but first here are a few links to help you fill your time today.
Daily: 20th November 2010 - Hello there, we seem to be lacking a daily for today, so I will jump in. Is it possible to be a super-sub on a job that used to be yours full time anyway? Not sure about that one.
Daily: 19th November 2010 - Good morrow to all! It’s once again Friday and that means it’s nearly time for the weekend so let;s have a good Friday to see out our first few days away from Formula 1. How have you been coping this week after the season finished? I watched the BBC season montage yesterday again and I got all sad that the season was all done but it’s such a cool video. There's some Pirelli tire testing going on today at the eternal joy that is Abu Dhabi which I'm sure will be featuring in the comments today and isn't it just lovely to see such retro looking tyres back? Love it! Anyways, we gotta get on with today so let’s see what’s in store for your reading accompaniment on this wintery Friday.
Daily: 18th November 2010 - Today is Thursday which often means it will be a bad day, but it isn't any Thursday because this is the 18th of November which makes it my sister's birthday, so Happy 14th Birthday Celine even though you have no idea this post exists. I therefore choose to believe today is a good day.
Daily: 17th November 2010 - Hello all. Have you recovered from the finale of the championship season yet? Ready for the off-season? Good, because after the craziness that was end of the season, we haven’t even had a chance to rest yet. That’s because even though most of the F1 personnel are heading home, the teams have stayed behind in Abu Dhabi for Young Driver testing… which started yesterday and Sidepodcast has all the info you need to see who’s hot and who has a big wallet…
Daily: 16th November 2010 - “What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when. I tried so hard (Alonso) and got so far, but in the end it doesn't even matter (4 bloody points!!). I put my trust in you (Ferrari strategist §%%$%$%&%), pushed as far as I can go and for all this there's only one thing you should know...”Yes, we do know it now. Last week we didn’t know who will be the new Formula 1 World Champion. Today we know: It’s Fernando Alonso Sebastian Vettel. I assume it’s Christian Horner’s best birthday gift ever.
Daily: 15th November 2010 - And its all over. Just like that. Poof, a new World Champion. A season to be done with, not the greatest ever. 2008 is still up there, but it had some spectacular highs (Kobayashi on Alonso in Valenica, if you want reminded of it, I'm more than happy to go into an half hour analytical detail about the best 40 laps of my life). And then, spectacular lows (Every single race up to Turkey, generally Pedro de la Rosa's season, Singapore and Abu Dhabi).
Daily: 14th November 2010 - Hello everyone. Surprise. I'm filling in for Lou as she so graciously stood in for me last week while I moved house, so thanks Lou!I'm all settled in now, save for living among several unpacked boxes and having nowhere to hang my shirts and things. Did you know it takes 21 days to deliver the wardrobe I want? There was I thinking I could go and just buy one. Technically I could but who has a brown wardrobe when everything else in the room is black? My living room has brown furniture and who has a wardrobe in their living room? Anyway. Race day!
Daily: 13th November 2010 - Hi there, Pamela here doing a Saturday from Australia daily. Christine pointed out that today we are celebrating two years of Sidepodcast Dailies. How amazing is that?! So, the last race of the year! I’m a bit sad that the season’s over, but I’m in need of a break and would love to have some free weekends again. For those of us suffering from withdrawal symptoms after the race, there will be some action next week with the Young Driver and Pirelli tyre tests at Abu Dhabi. I’m sure twitter will keep us going for another week.
Daily: 12th November 2010 - Oh hello again friends. It would appear that Friday has come round once more so I should really introduce today's daily despite the knowledge we are entering the final F1 weekend of the season! Boo! Although I am secretly pleased, because I feel like I could do with a break from F1 and the off-season is a lot of fun here. Nevertheless, make sure you read the always reliable Race Information thread to get to grips with the times for the Abu Dhabi GP, and once you've done that, make sure you read some of my links for today!
Daily: 11th November 2010 - Two guys sit in a steamy cafe. One is short and smiley, the other looks grumpy and cross. - It's the increasingly bizzare Giggles Daily Post...
Daily: 10th November 2010 - Well hello there. May I first say a congratulations to Fernando Alonso, for winning his third world championship in stunning style at Abu Dhabi last weekend. This one was the greatest of all of his triumphs......Oh wait, it's the 10th? Silly me, I've got the wrong daily! That'll teach me to pre-write posts before the actual event ;)Onto the news...
Daily: 9th November 2010 - On this day, 43 years ago, the first issue of The Rolling Stone magazine has been published. It featured an image of John Lennon. The first sidepodcast-post form the 21st October 2006 featured David Coulthard. I know John Lennon wasn’t a huge sports fan, but I can imagine David being a Beatles fan. Christine, I don’t want to brag, but I got even further than seeing Daveheart, as I touched Niki Lauda (and Valle Rossi wasn’t far away)! Hahahahahahaha!
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Daily: 7th November 2010 - I am not expecting much for today, although the Interlagos circus should reach its climax and all eyes will be on the WDC contenders. I am sure the BBC had already planned the structure of their coverage around the Famous Five but then they hadn’t seen the script in advance had they? Even so I don’t hold out much hope of today being remotely perfect but yesterday was fantastic. Interlagos has a habit of providing Perfect Days for all sorts of reasons and people.
Daily: 6th November 2010 - It seems fitting that today I get to write today's daily post. Sidepodcast has for the past two weeks been barrelling us along just like it used to, we're again riding the F1 roller-coaster despite our best efforts to keep things under control. It's all good though, there's roughly ten days to go before we get to take almost 100 days off. Bring it on F1, give us a week to remember.
Daily: 5th November 2010 - Lukeh here taking you into another Friday and man, do we have an exciting few days ahead or what? We're approaching what is easily one of the best weekend's of Formula 1 as we head down to Brazil but before we go into all of that, I want to wish a huge, huge congratulations to Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme and the arrival of baby Buster into his life yesterday! Yay! That's his fifth child now, what a guy. Time to get on with what wonders I can find for you lovely people for today.
Daily: 4th November 2010 - Hey everyone! Please don’t get your hopes up, it isn’t Sunday just yet, I’m just here filling in for Pat. It is, unfortunately that day of the week again, Thursday. Don’t panic, things will be okay, it’ll be a good Thursday today I’m sure. If it isn’t well... at least we have lots of things to look forward to in the coming days such as the Brazilian GP! Always a favourite race, with some great racing, how brilliant is it to hear it’ll be the 2011 season finale, returning it to its rightful place. I can’t believe it’s over a year ago since Jenson won the Championship!
Daily: 3rd November 2010 - Good morning, good day, good afternoon, good evening, good night, just good really ;)We are TWO DAYS away from the start of probably the most important Grand Prix of the season. Why? Because the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos is one of those places where proper magic happens. There have been so many great races and the last 3 championships have been decided there too. The weather always plays a big part too, so as you can tell I am really excited.
Daily: 2nd November 2010 - Welkom op dit heerlijk dinsdag en ik hoop dat jullie mijn blog echt gaan genieten. Dus …Warmee zal ik beginnen? Right. First of all I have to explain this introduction which is in Dutch. How come? Because I’m studying Dutch Philology from now on (well, I signed up on Friday to be correct), and wanted to share this with you. Excited!
Daily: 1st November 2010 - Geoff: "Hello and welcome to Well Known Shaving Cream sponsored Daily Special, with me, Geoff Stelling. Alongside me this week are as usual four crazy, mad men to take us through todays daily. With me are Matt Le Tissue, Paul Marson, Phil Thumpson and Charlie Oh Look at Me I used to play for Arsenal aren't they all great."
Daily: 31st October 2010 - Hey all, I hope you’re all well this fine day. Today is Halloween , so I hope you all have an enjoyable day carving jack-o'-lanterns or whatever you’re meant to do on Halloween. Personally I’ll be working but I’m sure you’ll all be doing much more exciting things than that!
Daily: 30th October 2010 - Welcome to Saturday, Heikki fans and those I’m yet to persuade, Amy here filling you in on what you’ve probably not missed in the last month. It’s been a busy four weeks for Heikki with two races, two birthdays and an awful lot of golf.
Daily: 29th October 2010 - Hello there! It's time for another Friday and another cool down day for many I'm sure as we approach a weekend with no Formula 1. Don't let this deter you though as there's plenty going on, like the amount of birthdays at the moment - yesterday saw the birthday of our overlord supremo Bernie Ecclestone as he turned 184, whilst today we celebrate the birthday of Sidepodcast commentor and all-round legend Bassano! Happy Birthday good sir! I have a very strong feeling he is nowhere near the age that Bernie is but I know Bassano will celebrate in far better style. For now though, let's look at what links are around the interwebs.
Daily: 28th October 2010 - Hello everyone welcome to another one of my daily posts. Featuring Korea, Webber, a foil covered dog and Alex's Official Daily
Weekly Fortnightly Wallchart.
Daily: 27th October 2010 - Hey guys, Wednesday isn’t it? I do hope you are having a great week. There isn’t much F1 news but I do have a few links for you…
Daily: 26th October 2010 - Yesterday on a well-known team radio: Peeeep! “Fernando, you and the team deserve to read this daily post. You and the team deserve to read this daily post. It’s beautiful. Grande.” Peeeep!And who deserves to read my daily even more than El Maestro? You, my dear sidepodcasters! And since I’m still in party mood after Sunday, I shall only provide you with merry news and links. You may ask why I am in such a “Champagnerlaune”, as we call it in Germany. There are two big reasons why I just want to kiss and hug everyone.
Daily: 25th October 2010 - I met with Mr and Mrs C last week and they did not give me any assurances I was seeking about the future of the Daily Posts. I then told them that I would no longer be writing Daily Posts for Sidepodcast......
Daily: 24th October 2010 - Hey everyone! I hope you're all well, I'm back from a rather unanticipated 2 week break, and on that note a quick thanks to Steven and Lukeh for filling in for me last minute. Today, as with most good Sundays, is of course race day! Wohoo! The race we all thought would never happen is about to erm happen.
Daily: 23rd October 2010 - The first thing I want to do on this fine Saturday is put that Elton John song in your head. You know the one – Saturday, Saturday etc. Something about fighting... Saturday is the final day of my working week and I have to say that having two Fridays is awesome. Even though the real Friday is my Thursday, all the people around me that work Monday to Friday are in a good mood, so Fridays are good for me too! If you do have to work today, like I do, I urge you to put your smiley face on and make sure all around you do the same.
Daily: 22nd October 2010 - Hello, it's me! Christine. That's right, you remember. I haven't written a daily for ages, and not only that, I'm up at 5 o'clock in the morning. This is just a day of firsts. We are smack dab in the middle of the Korean Grand Prix action, with one Free Practice session out of the way, and another one to come very shortly. But wait a minute, that's what the bullet points are for.
Daily: 21st October 2010 - Hello everyone. I'd written 1060 words about Korea, VivaF1's quiz, links to this and that. But I hit publish just as MediaTemple failed so it was all lost, so you'll have to make do with this short version as it is now well after 2am and I should've been in bed over an hour ago. Mr C says do not use this shower of a hosting company.
Daily: 20th October 2010 - Well hello you. Are you lost? Oh, you meant to come here? Silly me, that means it must be Wednesday already.So... I suppose you want some lovely linky goodness then? Hang on one moment... ah yes, here we are. Freshly picked from the comments, Facebook, Twitter, blog feeds and other parts of the interwebs. Bon Appetit!
Daily: 19th October 2010 - Hello my dear sidepodcasters and welcome to my daily. I shall provide you with all information you deserve to know for today. First of all: Happy Birthday Heikki Kovalainen! Or “Hyvaa syntymapaivaa” as they say it in Finnish. I hope he’ll take himself a day off to celebrate as he’s been very busy in the recent days. Celebrate yourself, Heikki, because you’re a nice lad.
Daily: 18th October 2010 - I probably shouldn't have another moan in a daily. But it is my daily, and I'm having a moan anyway. Now honestly, I love writing the daily, I do, I love Monday's, that as well (yes, I am a bit odd). So, doing a daily on a Monday is perfect for me, especially the 19 weeks in the year when a race has gone before it.
Daily: 17th October 2010 - Oh hello. I realise this is a bit of a surprise not having Lou writing up her always fabulous Sunday Daily thread but sadly Lou was a bit too busy to find the time to write up her thread. The past few days have been a bit hectic for her so it's totally understandable. Luckily I'm here to hopefully guide you through Sunday and bring you some snippets of information and little bits of interesting titbits to make your Sunday a little bit more exciting. In fact, did you know that today is the birthday of Kimi Raikkonen? You may have heard of that name before - I know Lady Snowcat in the comments definitely has. So a big happy birthday to the former F1 world Champion. I'm sure he'll know how to celebrate. And now for some bullet points!
Daily: 16th October 2010 - Hi there, Pamela here. My first daily! It’s now my turn to write a post as part of posts-from-Aussies-Saturdays. By the time this daily gets posted, it will almost be time for Amy and I to have our post race lunch/dinner. I know what you’re thinking: it’s not a race weekend, but why not be Sidepodfriends every weekend? We are heading to Mart 130 for a lunch of corn fritters! Mart 130 is located at Gate 1 entry into the Albert Park circuit – always exciting to be near the action, even if the action is 5 months away!
Daily: 15th October 2010 - Happy Friday everybody and welcome to another Daily form yours truly that I hope you will enjoy as much as I love writing these. Today is a special day of course, as it is the birthday of my bestest friend forever Bruno Senna! Hurrah Bruno! I met Bruno earlier this year at Goodwood and it was awesome, we had a chat and everything and he is lovely. Happy Birthday Bruno Senna! Somehow there is more to that for today, so much more to talk about in fact! Let's see what's lined up for tbhis Friday...
Daily: 14th October 2010 - Hello everyone and welcome to the second of my regular daily posts. The key question is after this one will I actually continue including the number? It's hard to say.
Daily: 13th October 2010 - Hello Everyone. How has your week gone so far? I do hope you are all having fun. Here are some links for you to read on this fine Wednesday...
Daily: 12th October 2010 - It’s another Tuesday and I am glad you’re starting this day with me. Despite of no proper football it’s been a quite sport-packed weekend. One moment … I have to concentrate and consider where to start … Right. Since I already mentioned footie, I shall conduct this thought to a proper end.
Daily: 11th October 2010 - Can I start off with a rant? Yes, yes I can, South Shields got a mention of this weeks XFactor and trended on twitter. This makes me deeply unhappy, since South Shields is, in my eyes, worse than Middlesbrough. Am I saying this because I much prefer North Shields, yes, yes I am.
Daily: 10th October 2010 - Since Lou is feeling ill I am doing today’s daily post and its theme is science with a twist. So today is sidepodscience day.I am sure by now everyone is aware of the anti-awards shows that have appeared over the last decade which award prizes not for excellence but for failure or someone other apparently negative reason. The first one I became aware of were the razzies (raspberries) which are the anti-Oscars.
Daily: 9th October 2010 - Hello! Welcome to Saturday and the second Australia day daily.......day......daily.....post. We see many wonderful, interesting and informative things on Sidepodcast. This probably won't be one of them. This is, however, my very first post (if it passes editing). You would think after two years it would have happened earlier. If you are reading this you will now know that anyone can post up on SPC. Go on, write something wonderful for us!
Daily: 8th October 2010 - Hello once again to one and all as we begin another Friday together with that oh so lovely weekend approaching. This weekend is a Formula 1 weekend of course at the excellent Suzuka circuit in Japan so as always we have the pleasure of Free Practise 1 and 2 at the not so friendly time of 0200 and 0600 BST so it's back to getting up at silly o'clock for the sport we all love today! Of course there is the always awesome Race Information thread here at Sidepodcast to help out. So, what else is there worth discussing today then?
Daily: 7th October 2010 - Hello again, Pat here and it is my turn to write this Thursday's Daily, a weekday so devious the work has to be shared between Alex and myself just so it doesn't take its toll on us, although as I said last time I tend to find Wednesdays harder for some reason.
Daily: 6th October 2010 - Hey everyone - it's another wicked Wednesday. I do hope your week is going well and that you are all keeping on top of things.Because this was written on the Tuesday before a long haul race, there's not many news stories. I do have a lot of links for you though...
Daily: 5th October 2010 - Hello my dear fellow sidepodcasters! It’s Tuesday again and I am glad you starting this Tuesday with my post. Because that’s what you’re doing, aren’t you? You’d better …! We’re having a lovely autumn here in Cologne, I hope you’re able to enjoy this season without an umbrella wherever you are.In case you didn’t know: it’s World Teacher’s Day today. Are you glad you do not have to go to school anymore? I am. I hated mathematics. And physics. And chemistry. This whole boring stuff … brrrrrrrrr!! Well, I still hate it. *shudders*
Daily: 4th October 2010 - The battle is nearly won my friends. We have the advantage, we look the best. The conditions have failed to be kind, but in the end used for our benefit. This is the year we win it back, snatch it away from the hands of the enemy. Use this lead, take it with both hands and slaughter them, make them wish they never came to Wales, make them cry, win the Ryder Cup.
Daily: 3rd October 2010 - Hello my lovely Sidepodfriends, I hope you’re all well this fine Sunday morning. Have you all got plans for today? Well it’s the opening of the Commonwealth games in New Delhi today, which means no Jake Humphrey next weekend for BBC coverage of the Grand Prix which is sad, but that’s a whole 7 days away. In the mean time we can sit back and enjoy these lovely images of the preparations for the games, as collected by the boston big picture.
Daily: 2nd October 2010 - Hello, Amy here, bringing you the first of the Down Under Dailies. Stay tuned over the following Saturdays for dailies from Paul, Jeremy and Pamela as well. I’ve always tried to avoid writing daily posts as I’m never quite sure what to write about so I have decided on a theme to make it easier. So Amy dailies are now your Heikki News Monthly dailies. You’re welcome.
Daily: 1st October 2010 - Pinch, punch, first of the month! No returns! How on earth is it October already? How the year has absolutely flown by so quickly. Also, how can I follow a daily as good as yesterdays? Very cool idea from the always innovative Alex Andronov but I can't promise mine will be as exciting as his was! But that was yesterday, and today is Friday so I shall try my best to provide you with some quality reading from the world of Formula 1, Golf and graphic novels.
Daily: 30th September 2010 - Hello everyone and welcome to the first of my regular daily posts. I'll be covering Thursdays with Pat W I think although I forgot last week and Steven Roy had to do it (he still doesn't have a blog so can't really have a link but I could link to his author tag on Sidepodcast). But anyway the point is that Thursdays are pretty terrible affairs, everyone knows that, and that is why it's best that no one commentator attempts to takle the covering of Thursdays alone.
Daily: 29th September 2010 - Hey there, another Wednesday, so another daily beckons. I have quite a few links for you today... but mostly on one particular subject. The Lotus Stuff...The big news after this Grand Prix is that it's all about the Lotus... Which Lotus are we talking about though? It seems like this story is starting to really unfold and it seems to be quite complex
Daily: 28th September 2010 - Welcome to the second daily of this new week. I hope you’d had a nice Monday and I hope this Tuesday will be even better. I like Tuesdays. Do you? I like this one in particular, because it means I have only two days left till my “holidays”. I took myself four days off and I am going to visit my Dutch friend in Venlo, the home of VVV Venlo, a football team you definitely do not need to know. Or follow. Trust me.
Daily: 27th September 2010 - You. Yes you, I like the look of you. I'm not sure why, but you look good. Smart, thats always a good sign in the end. Hey now I know you can hear me so don't shy away like that. Come closer, come on, closer than that. Look, there is a chair here that you could sit on and its right next to me. I'm not going to hurt you now, look, I'm from Newcastle, we love everyone and wouldn't hurt a fly. Great, you are seated, you can hear me, lets get the bulletpoint party started.
Daily: 26th September 2010 - Hello everyone! I hope you’re all well this fine Sunday. It’s the last day of the week, and I hope you’re all spending it relaxing and enjoying the break. I’m not sure about you but the last 6 days have gone very slowly and I’ve been rather grateful for a quieter weekend. However it’s an f1 weekend, which means lots of time being spent in front of a computer, no change there then. Although this weekend the cars are all sparkly and stuff so definitely worth checking them out. While the F1 circus (plus Amy) enjoy the humidity and darkness of everyone’s favourite night race, those of us unfortunate enough to be stuck at home must occupy ourselves with something. Which is of course what the bullet points are for;
Daily: 25th September 2010 - We may or may not be expecting a daily from someone else, so I am posting this here for now, in the hopes that no one actually reads it. I wonder if that has ever happened on Sidepodcast before? On my last daily, I was slightly told off for beginning a countdown to the end of the year. It was unintentional, as I do not normally partake in counting down to things. That being the case, I won't tell you that there are now 97 days to go. So, on to the bullet points!
Daily: 24th September 2010 - Hello Friday! Nice to see you again, lovely day of the week. Nice to see you too, Sidepodcast visitors and readers alike. Today is a very special day, of course. You see, Formula 1 2010 is now finally out worldwide! Hurrah! Make sure you head over to the dedicated F1 2010 thread to see what everyone else has to say as well as letting us know how you're finding the game. Also, did you know that Honda was found on this very day 62 years ago? Ahh, Honda F1 team were stuff made of legend. Then there was the amazingness that are Brawn. Then, everything went grey and Michael. Nevertheless, maybe you did know that fact. But still, now you double know! Of course, there's plenty more to talk about today.
Daily: 23rd September 2010 - Hello all and happy Thursday. Not sure happy Thursday and sidepodcast go together but there must be some good news around. Take 1. Mr C is ill so that is not so good. He claims to be dying but Christine is not convinced. Get well soon Mr C.
Daily: 22nd September 2010 - Hello people of the midweek, it’s Gavin here. Ready for another smorgasbord of links? Well then, Ladies and Gentlemen, Start your Engines!!!
Daily: 21st September 2010 - Good morning ladies and gents! How are you today? How are you after a weekend without Formula 1? Well, we should practice ourselves, because there’re only five races left! But let’s not pull ourselves down and look too far into the future, let’s focus on the present. The very recent past wasn’t that kind with me (in terms of footy), so I really force myself to focus on the present.
Daily: 20th September 2010 - Do you remember what happened on this day one year ago?
Daily: 19th September 2010 - Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’re all well and having a nice day? I hope you’re all up to something interesting. I’m going back to university this afternoon while I try and complete my first mini project on carte de visite photography. Anyone a fan of ‘ye olde’ photographs like that? I’d love to know what you think!Aside from making my journey back I’ll also be trying to tune in to Giggles Radio at 4pm, make sure you join me, it’s going to be a great show! However maybe you’re off to the last day of the Goodwood Revival? If you are, or have been this year please please please keep us updated with your thoughts on the day, I would have loved to have gone!So, what if you have no plans today, or if you get some time at one point? Well I’ve found some ideal links for you.
Daily: 18th September 2010 - Hello Sidepodpeople and welcome to Saturday. I am back behind the blogging wheel for another daily post, and I thought I would bring it right back to basics with some bullet points and some links. How does that sound? Excellent. Did you know that there are only 104 days left of the year? How scary is that? I would have liked to hit the round 100 but I am not on duty that day, so 104 is the new magic number. Let us move on, though, from numbers to news.
Daily: 17th September 2010 - Hello Friday-goers, it must be time for another Daily as wibbly wobbly timey wimey has ticked itself past midnight. It's only fair to start off this Daily with two very big happy birthdays in the world of Formula 1. Whilst both of these guys are English, one of them is a Formula 1 World Champion in 1997, Damon Hill, whilst the other is one of the sport's greatest drivers to never win a championship and that man being Stirling Moss. Stirling had a horrific accident a few months ago and is back on his feet driving at Goodwood Revival which starts today, so it's great to see him back and fit again. So Happy Birthday Damon and Stirling!
Daily: 16th September 2010 - Hello, Pat here and I'll be your Daily-writer for today, and perhaps every other Thursday? Who knows, we'll see how this goes.
Daily: 15th September 2010 - Hello, Gavin here. I’ve just come back from a Champions League game between FCK (FC Copenhagen) and Rubin Kazan of Russia – who brought along a fearsome contingent of 12 whole supporters. It was a slow game but a decent one, and we won 1-0. The silly people next to us left early and missed the goal too. Here are the rest of the results – spare a thought for poor RG and Spurs, who blew a 2 goal lead away from home to draw against Werder Bremen…
Daily: 14th September 2010 - Hi there! My name is Amanda (Google also knows me as amandoloss) and this is my first ever post for sidepodcast.com. I will be keeping you up to date on everything what’s worth of being mentioned every Tuesday. Before I start I’d like to warn you straight away: there will be some footy news in my posts, especially about Liverpool FC, so Manchester fans hiding there somewhere... beware! But let’s get started with some racing stuff, shall we? Bruuuuummmmmmmmmmmm!!!
Daily: 13th September 2010 - I'm currently afraid, I am petrified, keep thinking it's going bad with de la Rosa in our side. But on a Sunday night, thinking how it could get better, Peter says the letter, I heard news that I'd prefer. So you might be back, from Pirelli testing, we should never let you go in the first place with that beard on your face. We should have kept you in the car, we should have left you the key. If I'd known for just one second, if Pedro would bother me.
Daily: 12th September 2010 - I've missed my deadline for a midnight daily post publication once again. That's okay though because SidepodTime is elastic and it's Sidepodcast's fault for drawing me into an interesting debate in the comments and delaying me anyhow.
Daily: 11th September 2010 - Hey everyone, happy Saturday! Our lovely site owner Christine has agreed to swap daily duties with me this weekend as I’m moving into my university accommodation tomorrow (eek!) If you’ve got any advice about university life feel free to add them in the comments, I’m starting to get very nervous! However it’s not just a big weekend for me, it’s a big weekend for us all because this weekend
Jenson will get his 10th win … I mean… it’s the last European race of the season before the circus flies off to Singapore. Anyway, lets not talk about the future, lets talk about today. Not sure what to talk about? Well I have some ideas to get you started;
Daily: 10th September 2010 - It must be a Friday because I'm back as always delivering a fresh, exciting new daily for you to hopefully enjoy and get plenty of information from. How are you today? Everything fine and dandy? Good, good. I sure hope so, because Formula 1 is on today with Free Practise Sessions 1 and 2 taking place respectively at and BST, as shown in the always useful race information thread. Amy is over there in Monza this weekend with her beloved Kindle 'Alistair' (who I am convinced is melded to her hand) and I'm sure she'll keep us updated as always. But for now - bulletpoints!
Daily: 9th September 2010 - Hello and welcome to Thursday, it is so very nearly the weekend and there is F1 action at Monza along with rallying for Kimi to keep us entertained. The winner of last year’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza was Rubens Barrichello, who this weekend will be starting his 301st grand prix (lets hope it goes better than the 300th).
Daily: 8th September 2010 - Hello. I’m back writing the Wednesday Daily after a long absence due to holidays and the Spa Grand Prix. In fact, it was exactly a week ago that I returned from that epic trip, and I miss everyone I shared the experience with. You were awesome, guys!Anyway, I found some F1 links for you:
Daily: 7th September 2010 - I seem to be on an extended F1 summer holiday at the moment. I didn't get as much done during the allocated shutdown as I'd hoped and thus have quietly continued as if the racing is yet to resume. Damn inconvenient of the FIA to have scheduled Spa and Monza before I was ready.
Daily: 6th September 2010 - Morning. You alright? Good, thats what I like to hear. How are your family? Good too, aw that is lovely. I've been meaning to ask you, have you been keeping up with that person lately? No, oh that is a shame, I liked him you know. So did you do anything at the weekend? Ah, the DTM at Brands Hatch I see, any good. It wasn't you say, a bit dull? Oh, you found it tedious do you. Terrible. I hear that football you didn't like at the weekend was rather good. Oh, you want me to be quiet? Well fine, I'll just do the bulletpoints.
Daily: 5th September 2010 - Hello my lovely fellow commenters, ahh it’s nice to be back on daily duties again. I hope you’re all having an enjoyable weekend so far. I think it’s fair to say that I’ve had a slightly different weekend than I had last week. However in order to ease my post SidepodSpa blues I’m writing this daily to the soundtrack of rain. Ahhh it’s like being in Belgium all over again! Right then, on with the daily, what do we have to look through today?
Daily: 4th September 2010 - It is Saturday once again, and to kick off our daily today, let's have a picture reminding us of what the weather was like in Spa this time last week. t was a bit wet. Still, this weekend seems to be a bit brighter in the UK, at least. I can't speak for Spa, but I don't suppose that matters anymore. Our weather watching has moved on to Korea, as Karun Chandhok heads there to try and attempt a lap around what appears to be a building site.
Daily: 3rd September 2010 - Hello again!! How have you been? You right there, staring at this daily from whatever technological device you own. Another Friday has arrived and I'm back from Spa to guide you into the day. Did you know that this time last week 10 other lovely Sidepodders and myself were getting drenched by the Belgian rain? Of course you did! But that was then and we must look what wonderful, wierd and downright wacky things are worth looking at on this Friday. That can mean only one thing - bulletpoints!
Daily: 2nd September 2010 - Welcome to Thursday, yep I know again. For the Apple fans amongst us yesterday saw the release of a new range of iPod’s, noticeable Mr C and myself were most excited over the iPod Touch finally getting a camera. After an racing action last weekend at Spa Francorchamps there is no F1 action this weekend, no rallying for Kimi but possibly racing for Franck
Daily: 1st September 2010 - Reluctantly, we must drag ourselves into a new month, and it is September we find ourselves staring at. September is always a bit stressful - people head into new terms at school/college/university, and the traffic increases for those of us wending our way through rush hour each day. We're also heading quickly towards the end of the season, and it's certainly taking us for quite the ride as we get there, isn't it? Anyway, on to F1 related stuff.
Daily: 31st August 2010 - Good Morning! …and incase I don’t see you, Good Afternoon, Good Evening & Good Night! Now we have the formalities completed, I can introduce myself as Nick, and this is the Daily Post for the last day of August 2010. New Years Eve is just four months away; and those living in the northern hemisphere will be suffering the depths of winter. Fortunately for me I have left those cold climbs behind me for the sunshine of the UAE.
Daily: 30th August 2010 - It was wet, everyone was on the edge of the seat. Journalists, fans, prepared to slaughter the unlucky losers, and praise the chosen three. Would the men in charge get the choices right, sort the men from the boys, penalise the wrong men, select the victors. Yes, Colin Montgomerie chose Padraig Harrington, Luke Donald and Edoardo Molinari as his wildcard picks for the Ryder Cup.
Daily: 29th August 2010 - DUCK!!!!!!!! I bet no-one other than Alison and Lou expected that. Since some of the regular daily post writers have decided they need a break to re-vitalise their creative juices people like me have inherited the job temporarily. Normally Lou does Sunday but she is at Spa with a group from sidepodcast so she volunteered me to write it.
Daily: 28th August 2010 - So here we are at last. It is Saturday and Formula 1 has returned to us. Not only is it back, but it brings with it one of the most-loved circuits on the calendar. It also brings with it some, let's say, damp conditions. Alright, it might as well be a monsoon. We've been keeping an eye on our men/ladies on the ground, and by all accounts they got quite wet yesterday. Let's hope today is slightly better for them, and for the action we're hoping to see.
Daily: 27th August 2010 - Hello World, and welcome to Friday's Daily. I am startledbunny, and I'm covering for Lukeh while he is off, somewhere in Europe, but more about that in a moment. I make a Monthly Podcast, a kind of mixtape, featuring new music. I also did a small show for Nikki for Sidepodradio, but that is more than enough about me, it's all about the Unordered List, known as Bullet Points.
Daily: 26th August 2010 - Thursday again! We are now so close to the return of Formula One action, if I'm honest I'm not that bothered about it. A bunch of commenters are off to Spa this weekend to get wet, enjoy the race and atmosphere.
Daily: 25th August 2010 - Not sure how I'll top supersub Alex's daily post from yesterday, but I shall try my best. Before I begin though, it should be said that inebriated blogging is rarely recommended and I hold Lou responsible for scheduling my daily duty on the eve of a Sidepodmeetup.
Daily: 24th August 2010 - Hello everyone... this is my first ever daily post! I am currently acting as a super sub. That's right? Do you or your friend have a need for a daily post to be written at the last minute then who you gonna call? That's right... The Ghostbusters. But what if they are out doing their actual job of catching ghosts? What if they don't have time to write daily posts because catching ghosts, I hear, is quite tiring work. Give those guys a break they can't do everything for you you know. So I think we're all agreed the Ghostbusters are out... That's just common sense. I mean what do you do then? The A-Team? Fuggeddaboutit. It's time to get in your friendly neighbourhood Giggles. So lets take a spin through the news. That's what we do right? Links about the events of the day. And we all know what today is about, today is about Amy arriving in London (She actually arrived yesterday - Ed [Shhhh - Alex]).
Daily: 23rd August - To quote Lindisfarne, 'I'm Coming Home Newcastle.'
Daily: 22nd August 2010 - Apologies for the slightly delayed daily today, I had a bit of a spider related emergency, which after a quick note from Lukeh disappeared, however the incident saw me relocating to another room in order to complete the daily safely. Any way.. on with the daily!
Daily: 21st August 2010 - Hello and welcome to Saturday. It's the last Saturday of the summer break - the one before things really start gearing up again. We've really enjoyed the downtime, it's allowed some great new development, and even given me enough time to write a new mini series (latest episode here, more soon). What else has been going on though?
Daily: 20th August 2010 - Shwmai pawb! That's 'Hello everybody' in Welsh, I thought I would open with something different there. Apologies to all the A-level students with hangovers who saw that and felt their brain kerplode. How are we all on this fine Friday as we continue through the latter half of the F1 summer break? It's been a quiet few weeks but the sport is slowly waking up as we prepare for Spa. I mean, just look how shocked this cat is at what happened with Rubens and Michael in Hungary! But there's lots to discuss and look and read and watch today so let's get those bullet points out!
Daily: 19th August 2010 - Thursday once more, which means I have the the privilege of writing the daily post. Just over one more week now until the Formula One action returns with the Belgium Grand Prix, exciting right? Have you enjoyed the break or have you spent the last two weeks wishing for Formula One to return?
Daily: 18th August 2010 - Hello, Alison here. Gavin’s away taking a well earned holiday so I’m stepping in to write my first ever daily. We’re having a bit of a slow news week, everyone seems to be having a bit of a rest over the summer break but there are still plenty of things to talk about.
Daily: 17th August 2010 - The countdown to the Official SidepodMeet-up continues. Only 10 more days people!In other news, welcome to Tuesday. Lots of things happening now that the break is finally drawing to a close and lots of bulletpoints for you to peruse. With no further ado:
Daily: 16th August 2010 - Happy Monday everybody! Who else may be having a happy Monday? Maybe it’s Nico Rosberg after he finished a triathalon? Or smiley Rubens commemorating his upcoming 300th GP? Or maybe it’s American F1 fans who may just get an actual, real live GP in this century? Or it could be YOU looking forward to the F1 2010 game.
Daily: 15th August 2010 - It’s reasonably quiet at the moment on the F1 news front, but with 11 days until the Spa GP weekend starts I’m sure it won’t be long until we get some more substantial news to discuss. I fact it’s so quiet people have started watching Football again! Come on F1 create some news for us! Speaking of Spa, while researching for topics for the daily I noticed the scary looking weather that area of Belgium is having currently. We’re going to need some waterproofs... or possibly a boat.
Daily: 14th August 2010 - Okay, pick yourselves up and dust yourselves off. I think we survived Friday the 13th. We are heading straight into the weekend, and I don't know about anyone else, but I am looking forward to it. I'm not sure what is on the cards in terms of racing or lack of it this weekend, so instead, let's talk about some completely different things.
Daily: 13th August 2010 - Another weekend is approaching and another Friday has arrived. It's been a busy week with several Sidepodders celebrating their birthdays this past week - a belated happy birthday to Chris and Guille - but today is Friday and there's plenty more to do before the weekend arrives. In fact, I'm not feeling too well. I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more bullet points.
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Daily: 11th August 2010 - Somehow I've managed to get myself nominated for daily duties, a task I've avoided for quite some period. I'm not a natural writer and can easily spend several hours on the most benign post, thus today I've set myself a challenge of writing this content in exactly 30 minutes. How it reads after that period is how it shall be, the current time here is 23:30 (GMT+1).
Daily: 10th August 2010 - It is Tuesday! F1 persists with its absence so today's bulletpoints will be slightly less than usual. :( Let's get on with it then:
Daily: 9th August 2010 - Cogito ergo sum. So said the French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes. Cogito ergo sum – I think therefore I am. However monsieur Descartes is wrong because I am not writing this because I think it is a good idea but because Lou does. So it should really be Lou thinks therefore I am.
Daily: 8th August 2010 - Hello my friends! Welcome to the first of the three Sundays which make up the Formula 1 summer holidays. I know, the thought of no race for such a long time is a sad one, but there will be plenty of different activities that we can all take part in to keep ourselves occupied I’m sure. What are you all up to today? Exciting things I hope! Well, if you’ve not got any plans I have a few suggestions as to how you could pass some of your day;
Daily: 7th August 2010 - Hello and welcome to Saturday! Another week is over and the weekend has begun. There is no racing today, we are diving headfirst into the first weekend of a few without any F1 to consume, but that doesn't mean that everything has stopped. The factories may be shutting down but we don't. We've been getting some impressive lists of bullet points recently, so I've got a lot to live up to.
Daily: 6th August 2010 - Another week, another Friday and another way daily from myself to kick off a nice day of the week. Seeing as Formula 1 is on an extended break till Spa in a few weeks, there must be plenty to talk about I'm sure. Did you know yesterday was Lou's 3 year Sidepodiversary with visiting this wonderful site? On the same day she got a new phone as well, a good Thursday for Lou then! But today is Friday and we can look forward to the weekend with the bullet points of awesomeness that follow.
Daily: 5th August 2010 - Welcome to Thursday. The F1 break has begun so there is nothing really happening in the F1 World, essentially nothing is going to happen between now and the Belgium GP, so we best make the most of the quiet to enjoy other things.
Daily: 4th August 2010 - Hey there! Just a quick Daily Post from me because I am writing this post at the last minute, because I had some friends over to play Kubb, Pétanque and eat pizza – and they only just left!Here are your links for today:
Daily: 3rd August 2010 - After two consecutive weeks of F1 action, we get a break. Not really a good thing in my opinion, especially since my driver had a horrid time both weeks (oh Bastian), but we all have to cope. So here are some bulletpoints to get you through today:
Daily: 2nd August 2010 - Feet up lovely people, it is official, F1 is on the summer holiday. I assume that means not much of a daily is required then.
Daily: 1st August 2010 - Hello everyone and welcome to a brand new month! No Mr C it’s not October, August is finally upon us! How exciting! I got the distinct impression that Mr C had somewhat of a bad day yesterday . However with the summer break, Spa meetup and the start of Amy’s epic European adventure to look forward to what more could we want from a month? Has anyone got anything exciting planned that they’re looking forward to? In the mean time we must concentrate on today, so here are a few links for your enjoyment;
Daily: 31st July 2010 - Hello, pretty people. Let me begin by telling you that Mr C told me just now: "It's October on Sunday." I'm hoping it isn't, otherwise we have lost two months of our year. As it is, we are here, on the last day of July, and I am more than happy because we finally have broadband in our new house. I've been making do with other ways and means, but lovely broadband is a gift from above. Now, onto other, more important things.
Daily: 30th July 2010 - Hello! It's Friday so I'm going to jump to conclusions here and assume you would like a new daily for this fine day. Hopefully you've all had a lovely week so I'll try my best to bring you into this day with plenty to read, talk about and jump into the comments with. For example, did you know that Kimi Raikonnen will be taking part in the Rally of Finland today? I know there are many Kimi fans out there so make sure you let us know how he's getting on! Onto the bullet points now, which are more action packed than driving a car with Takuma Sato using the pedals and Yuji Ide steering.
Daily: 29th July 2010 - Yep it is Thursday again, the weeks feel like they are just flying by. With back to back races we are off to Hungary this weekend where last year live timing failed during qualifying leaving everyone wondering what was going on. Also this weekend we have a rally in Finland (come on Kimi!) and Superleague (come on Franck!).
Daily: 28th July 2010 - Hello, Gavin here... It's Wednesday so it must be my turn to write the daily again. I have been out all evening playing cricket and eating BBQ so I haven't had much time to find some links - however here are a few for you to enjoy...
Daily: 27th July 2010 - Hello Tuesday! It is Marilene here, back on daily duty having settled my internet issues. Just my luck that I had to miss the return of Ferrari and all that team order furore. On the bright side, there is the Hungarian grand prix to look forward to, and a small matter of rallying in Finland...
Daily: 26th July 2010 - Oh hi, you have caught me in an unexpectedly good mood. Obviously the F1 wasn't the cause of that. Yes you lovely people out there, speedway has once again made me a happy chap. One hand on the Premier Trophy, and here I go into more song and dance. A whole 22 points safe for the second leg, oh its lovely. And Tai Woffinden isn't even involved (that is for tonight). Sadly though, I fear the mood is downhill from here.
Daily: 25th July 2010 - Hello and welcome to the Daily Post for Sunday 25th July. My name is Andy Taylor and this is my first attempt, so please bear with me. Today is race day as the Hockenheimring hosts the “Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland 2010” or for most of us, the German Grand Prix. Whilst you all sit down with your nachos, energy based drinks and live commenting, I will be at work, so will have to avoid finding out the result of the race until I am able to watch it on iPlayer.
Daily: 24th July 2010 - Hello there, I'm not Christine, it's Gavin here ... as I was unable to write the Daily Post for Wednesday, Christine kindly offered to swap with me, so here I am then.
Daily: 23rd July 2010 - It's a bit more than Thursday but not quite Saturday so that must mean it's another Friday! Hurrah! Of course, with the weekend approaching it's my usual request that we all have an awesome Friday. Agreed? Excellent! Have you all had a nice week so far? Well it's the last day of the week now so how about we kick off this Friday in style by getting straight into the bullet points.
Daily: 22nd July 2010 - No suprises today I'm afraid, it is Thursday once more and I know its an awful day and no one likes it but we have the German Grand Prix to look forward to this weekend, with marginal tyres and rain on the cards it could be a good one.
Daily: 21st July 2010 - Surprise!! Don’t you just love surprises! I’m not totally sure how it happened (I’m looking at you Steven) but Gavin is a bit busy so it’s fallen to me to guide you through this lovely Wednesday. With this being the middle of the week, and tomorrow being Thursday you’d be forgiven for being sad at the thought the weekend was still another 2 days away. However, don’t worry despite Mr C’s love for new daily writers (sorry I’m not new), I’m sure I can find a few links to help you all get through the day smoothly;
Daily: 20th July 2010 - Hiya, me again. Marilene is busy having a new internet connection installed as part of a deal that comes with sports on cable, a wise choice if I may say so, and as supersub I'm filling in although I can't promise quite so many bulletpoints.
Daily: 19th July 2010 - Congratulations everyone, we've made it to the 200th day of 2010. Give yourselves a pat on the back, 200 days since New Years Day. Where on earth has the time gone? We are half way through the F1 season and have witnessed the World Cup, Wimbledon and of course, the Open Championship of golf. (Promise, this is the last mention of the sport until the Ryder Cup). And you know what all these posts have required? Guest posters like myself. Mrs C pays her tribute and I'd love to say thanks to them for allowing me to write the daily (even if this one is on course to be so very late). So, to the bulletpoints:
Daily: 18th July 2010 - Hey Everyone!! Today is my first full day back from my holiday and I’m already missing the seaside! However life goes on and I must get back to doing normal things like introducing you all to Sunday! While I’ve been away there seems to have been a lot of things going on, and it seems that even moving house can be a little dangerous- let’s hope that Mrs C’s Sunday is much less painful than yesterday. Lots of things happening today to keep us all occupied though so I should get on with the bullet points;
Daily: 17th July 2010 - Hello everybody, I'm back for the second time this week to bring you your daily dose of goodness. Double Christine this week, aren't you all lucky? Although there's no racing, there's still plenty going on that we can talk about - and no, I don't mean the golf. (Sorry, RG). Here are a couple of the things on our minds...
Daily: 16th July 2010 - Hello once again one and all, it's a Friday so that must mean it's my time to write up a daily and spread the good word to you all with some awesome links and some fun times for all to share. It's not been an excellent week for myself so why don't we finish the weekdays with a great Friday and have some fun? There was quite the spectacle last night as Giggles and Christine had a game of Guess Who? over the internet to some success! Fantastic stuff! RG even has a Wiki Page for this epic new championship. Onto the bullet points now though and wads of information to hopefully make your day.
Daily: 15th July 2010 - Hello and Welcome to Thursday, yep its that time of the week again the weekend is so close but yet still so far away. This week there is no F1 to look forward to this weekend but there is Superleague which means one Franck Montagny will be racing.
Daily: 14th July 2010 - Hello and welcome to Wednesday, the middle of the week, when we all start looking forward to the next weekend, rather than back at the days just gone. Gavin is hosting family today, I believe, so I am here to guide you through what we are talking about right now...
Daily: 13th July 2010 - It is Jarno Trulli's birthday! Isn't it fantastic that Tuesday birthdays are back? In any case, I am wishing Trulli a very happy birthday, especially since he was the best of the newcomer teams just last weekend. A move up on RG's rankings should go a long way into improving anyone's mood. And talking about rankings...
Daily: 12th July 2010 - Well, that was a pretty boring weekend.
Daily: 11th July 2010 - Hello everyone and welcome to Sunday. We’ve got another very full day of sport ahead of us, the main two events for me being the British Grand Prix, and the final of the World Cup. Now, if you’ve been paying attention to the comments you’ll probably be wondering why I’m looking forward to the football today. Well, to put it simply it marks the end of it all! I’m sure many people will be sad about it, and I’ve seen many people enjoying the atmosphere over in the comments... but it’s been a month, time for a break. However this is the daily, not the football post, which means I should really get on with the bullet points;
Daily: 10th July 2010 - Why hello my friends! Apologies for not being able to keep up with my normal Friday scheduled daily post but sadly issues out of control mean I am here writing your daily for another bright Saturday! First off, a very big happy birthday to commenter Nick as it's his big day today! Yay! I love it when people have birthdays in my daily's! I'm sure Alison will be providing the cake and candles to celebrate (as well as a few drinks I'm sure) so happy birthday Nick! Formula 1 returns to it's home this weekend so let's see what homely bullet points we can throw out to entertain you lovely people
Daily: 9th July 2010 - I know you were expecting Lukeh and I am sorry to disappoint but you've got me for today. I believe there are some internet issues in Wales and that means I am on call to cover the daily post. What a day to pick up the daily duties! We've got Free Practice about to kick off for the British GP, but we're all still reeling from the HRT news. There's more in the bullet points:
Daily: 8th July 2010 - Hello and Welcome to Thursday, I know what you are thinking its Thursday the worst day of the week. The weekend is so close but yet still so far away. The good news is that there is only one day until the British Grand Prix starts to get underway at Silverstone.
Daily: 7th July 2010 - W-W-W-W-Wed, W-W-W-Wednesday!Hey everybody, it’s Gavin having a go a writing the daily again. Random fact for you, 14 years ago today my family landed in NZ after emigrating there. It was the start of an awesome adventure, but that’s for another blog post I think…I do hope you enjoyed the football last night. Proper men, liquid football, jumpers for goalposts. He tried to walk it in during the second half. What about that dodgy decision by the ref? He was clearly offside. However, it was a game of two halves and football was the winner on the day.(By the way, I’m writing this post before the game starts!)Right then, have we got some links for you? Of course we have…
Daily: 6th July 2010 - It is Tuesday, and it is British GP week! I haven't been around here much last week (GERMANY!) but now that another race is coming along, Sidepodcast shall be my homepage. Hopefully the momentum is back with Red Bull now and home advantage won't count for that much... But let's recap what has happened yesterday with the bulletpoints...
Daily: 5th July 2010 - Hello you lovely peoples out there. Right now I usually start with some long-winded, witty (sometimes) introduction to the daily post. Today is different, since the 5th July may just be the most uneventful day of all 366 of them. Nothing interesting has happened, nobody interesting was born. In fact, the only birthday of note is that of Dolly the Sheep, the first ever cloned animal. Not even a human, there should be something interesting in the bulletpoints:
Daily: 4th July 2010 - Hello Everyone! I’m not sure about anyone else in Britain but I’ve got two minds about this very hot and humid weather. I’m partly very happy the sun is out and the past few days at the Festival of Speed have been exceptionally hot. While not having to carry a jumper around with me is such a lovely feeling, I’m typically British in my approach to summer and I’m not too keen on the silly humidity as it makes sleeping and general negotiating of busy Goodwood crowds much more difficult. I hope you’re all having a lovely time with the weather, be it lapping up the rays or hiding inside away from the rain. Anyway, you already know Lukeh and I are at Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, however if you’re not able to attend, and with no F1 to keep you occupied here are a few things you might like to check out;
Daily: 3rd July 2010 - Ah, the daily post. Isn't the daily post lovely? This daily post is brought to you by the letter W. Followed by I-N and E. Yay! What can I tell you? It's been a long week. So, what kind of topics are on our minds this coming weekend? I know a lot of people are at Goodwood, but we are not. We are here, holding the fort, and thus we will be talking about other things.
Daily: 2nd July 2010 - It's another Friday and that means another Daily thread from yours truly today. Although things are a little different today as I sit next to Lou, watching over my every word making sure I'm giving you is top quality. Actually she's sitting on the bed playing/shouting at Monopoly on my iPod but shh. Anyways today is an awesome day as the Goodwood Festival of Speed starts today and we will be there!! WOO!! Although there was a moving motorsport yesterday but that is a fake day, where people move. In motorsport. Fun times! Anyways, time for my favourite companion since the Doctor's friends - the bullet points.
Daily: 1st July 2010 - It is July! The year seems like is just flying on by, it is day 182 of 2010 and with only 183 until the end of it is essentially the middle of the year. After the last couple of weeks of almost non-stop sport we have time for a breather with the World Cup taking a break and no Formula One this weekend, Wimbledon though carries on and as always there will be a post for that.
Daily: 30th June 2010 - Good day and welcome to the middle day of the middle week of the year. I do hope you are enjoying your week - we've had some great sporting action this week from the F1, the football and Wimbledon. The football is taking a rest day today, but there should be some great tennis action, with a post coming up later for it...
Daily: 29th June 2010 - It is Tuesday already, but what a weekend! Or more specifically - what a lovely Sunday! It was fantastic to see all my favourite Germans going all out for the victory. Could either win have been more comprehensive? But enough gloating from me. Let us move on to more pleasant stuff, like the bulletpoints that yesterday brought.
Daily: 28th June 2010 - You know that feeling when your dreams are just so amazing they just can't be real, a good race in Valencia, a Sauber looking quick, Kamui Kobayashi reminding us all why the legend that is Peter Sauber hired him.
Daily: 27th June 2010 - Wow, is it Sunday already? Goodness me this weekend is flying by! Firstly, apologies that this daily is a little late I got a little held up watching Muse’s Glastonbury set.. they were very impressive! I’d totally recommend taking a look at the highlights of the set when they appear on the BBC Glastonbury site . Whether or not you’ve been watching the various performances from the festerval so far I’m sure you’ll agree this weekend has been crazily busy! There certainly isn’t a shortage of things to talk about, but just in case you need reminding or some light relief, on with the bullet points!
Daily: 26th June 2010 - We've had some quite spectacular daily threads this week, and I'm starting to think mine are a bit of a letdown come the weekend! Nevertheless, I will plough ahead. We're still in the middle of crazy sporting overload, and I have one more to throw into the mix: Superleague! If you can't cope with the GP and the football, why not compromise with a mixture of both? I'm not selling this very well, am I? Onto the bullet points:
Daily: 25th June 2010 - Oh, hello. It would appear we have reached Friday again which means another Friday, another week sorted. Good times ahead as the weekend approaches I'm sure and with an absolute myriad of sport to choose from, how can we complain? Yes, folks, get the strawberries and cream out and let's enjoy this Friday first! I'm actually a little nervous today as I'll be picking up my university results and finding out if I'm graduating or not, so if I could get you to keep your fingers crossed that would be great! My present back to you lovely readers re the following bullet points that withhold many awesome things to discuss.
Daily: 24th June 2010 - It is Thursday once more, the day that seems to be everyone's least favourite day of the week. Normally not a lot happens on Thursday, at least from my perspective, but with a huge amount of sport taking place hopefully today will just fly by.
Daily: 23rd June 2010 - Hello, Pat here. You may have seen me from such guest posts as the Indy 500 preview or the Le Mans preview, or the one with the rhino (not to mention my own blogs). I'm sorry to say your regularly-scheduled Wednesday Daily Provider is ill - get well soon Gavin! Put your feet up and watch the footie (I hope your boss doesn't think that's why you're off..).
Daily: 22nd June 2010 - It seems like order had been restored in the sporting world as the favourites reign supreme (well almost) in both football and tennis. As for Formula One, all seems quiet for now. But with a grand prix coming up (even if it is just Valencia), things might heat up soon:
Daily: 21st June 2010 - Here comes summer. Yes, for those living in the part of the world that lies above the equator, summer is officially here and can be officially enjoyed. I see those living in Barcelona get 23 degress with a bit of cloud, those lucky to be in San Francisco are in for a tasty 24 degrees with clear blue skies and those in Newcastle get a lovely... 15 degress and lots of cloud. Very... nice.
Daily: 20th June 2010 - Welcome to Sunday. We are halfway through the weekend, and so far I've had a good one, have you? The World Cup is still going strong, but we are not all about football here at Sidepodcast. In fact, we shouldn't really be about football at all, so here are some of the other things that we're talking about...
Daily: 19th June 2010 - Saturday has arrived and another daily for us to discuss is here!! I know, I know, I said I'd be back on my normal Friday's but my daily clock clearly is out of sync. Perhaps I need an iDaily to help sync with. Alas, today is Saturday because yesterday was Friday (Hulk Hogan confirms this) and the weekend is here! I do believe Saturday is the most Saturday day of the week, therefore, let us enjoy this Saturday with the various bullet points set out to direct you to the best things around today!
Daily: 18th June 2010 - Hello my pretties, how are we on this fine Friday? I can't tell you how happy I am that it is Friday, as I am getting to the end of two rather tough weeks in the office. Nothing but a weekend full of Franck ahead of me, as well. But more of that in a moment. First up, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 17th June 2010 - Welcome to Thursday 17th June 2010, the F1 circus has moved on from Canada and the teams will be working on the upgrades they will be bringing to the European Grand Prix in Valencia a week on Saturday.
Daily: 16th June 2010 - Hello Wednesday, it’s Gavin writing the daily for you yet again. But it’s not any old Wednesday – it’s Christine’s birthday today!So Happy Birthday Christine, hope you have a Francktastic day ;)What’s been in the news lately?
Daily: 15th June 2010 - Another sports-packed day is up ahead as the World Cup rolls on. The group of death is up ahead so the action should be good. But first and foremost, let us return to what has been happening in motor sports and our beloved Formula One:
Daily: 14th June 2010 - Aaaaand breathe. My oh my, that is what I call the perfect sporting weekend. In fact, did anyone notice what the weather was like? We covered literally everything here at Sidepodcast, from the F1 in Canada, to the Le Mans 24 Hours in... Le Mans to the World Cup in South Africa. Just fan-tastic. And there was more, rugby union, tennis, all commented on this very site. Shall we move onto the bulletpoints? I think we should.
Daily: 13th June 2010 - Hello everyone! It’s Sunday! I’m expecting the daily to be pretty quiet today given the amount of sport that continues over the second day of our weekend. No doubt there’ll be a thread for today’s world cup action, I’m not going to pretend I’m personally very interested in the Football but if you are there is of course a very lively place to live comment it. If you’re like me and not a fan of the football you’ll be searching for alternative sports or links to keep you interested and entertained, and that’s my job today. Let’s get on with the bullet points;
Daily: 12th June 2010 - Boo!!! Hope I didn't scare you, Lukeh here 24 hours later than usual to send you into Saturday after I sadly couldn't find the time yesterday to write up the daily. What better way to make up for this than to write today's daily post? There is lots of stuff to be talking about today what with every sport in the world ever created seemingly in action this weekend. OK, maybe not all of them (the mad world of Curling needs a rest here and there I suppose) but let's see nevertheless what the bullet points have to offer.
Daily: 11th June 2010 - Surprise! Lukeh is a little tied up at the moment and thus I am here to bring you your daily post for Friday. Can I just say, TGI Friday has never been more appropriate! Last time I wrote a daily, I talked about the many sports we appear to be following, and today seems to be the day it all collides. F1, Le Mans and football. It's gonna be a busy one.
Daily: 10th June 2010 - It is Thursday once more, it feels like time is just flying by. Whilst these is a dislike for Thursdays on Sidepodcast it is the last day before what is a weekend full of sport with the Canadian Grand Prix, Le Mans 24 Hours and the start of the World Cup so make the most of this time.
Daily: 9th June 2010 - Good day to you, it’s Gavin again, introducing you to Wednesday yet again. But it’s not just any old Wednesday today, oh no – this is the Wednesday before a fantastic weekend of Sport, with Le Mans, F1 and the World Cup all happening, there’s something for everyone...
Daily: 8th June 2010 - The countdown to the Montreal GP continues but more importantly (to me at least) is the fact that South Africa 2010 is only 3 days away. And for all fellow tennis-lovers: Wimbledon is starting in less than a week. Or 13 days, to be exact. Despite downshifting, Sidepodcast is now bringing widespread sports coverage to the masses. But moving on to more pressing things like click-able links:
Daily: 7th June 2010 - 2 years ago, I loved the Canadian Grand Prix. I really do not know why, I mean Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld scored BMW Sauber's first ever win and 1-2, while Timo Glock scored his highest finish at the time in fourth. I just can't think why that was awesome. And so, F1 returns to the land of Ice Hockey and Maple Syrup after a years break. But, that comes later on in the week. In fact, I had no real reason to bring it up for a rather miserable Monday, but its cheered me up. Good times, onto the bulletpoints:
Daily: 6th June 2010 - Hey there and welcome to Sunday! It’s been a busy weekend for myself, and I hope you’re all enjoying the weather/ taking it easy and enjoying the F1 free weekend. Just because there is no F1 doesn’t mean there isn’t any motorsport though, the moto gp weekend is in full swing, unfortunately without the talents of a certain Valentino Rossi who was injured in yesterday’s practice session. I’m sure we all wish him a speedy recovery! Aside from the Moto GP you can also catch the exciting French open final at Roland Garros, who are you supporting Soderling or Nadal? And... on with the bullet points;
Daily: 5th June 2010 - Hello and welcome to Saturday. Today is World Environment Day which is an international day to raise awareness of... well, the environment, I'm guessing. That being the case, I think it's only fair to mention the panda, don't you? The panda does it's bit for the environment by generally keeping out of the way, and being pretty darn cute. Now, on to the bullet points.
Daily: 4th June 2010 - Hello once again to all visiting the wonderful world of Sidepodcast as we enter another Friday. I'm totally not getting deja vu writing my Friday posts up I swear. But it's always a pleasure to bring you guys into the last day of the week and guide you into the weekend. We're getting some glorious weather in the UK right now so I hope you're having a great time wherever you are! Now onto my favourite part of writing a daily - those lovable scamps, the bullet points.
Daily: 3rd June 2010 - t is Thursday once more and after missing last weeks daily post due to illness I have returned to hopefully bring you an interesting post once more. Whilst we have no Formula One action this weekend the aftermath of the race in Turkey has left us with a number of news stories, the majority focusing on the Red Bull team.
Daily: 2nd June 2010 - Kia Ora Sidepodcast, It’s Wednesday again so time for me to write another daily post. It’s Gavin here and I do hope you are all having a great week. It’s cake day in the canteen at work now, so I always enjoy Wednesdays ;)
Daily: 1st June 2010 - It had been an exciting weekend of racing, so now perhaps we can finally catch our breath and discuss the aftermath. Plenty of opinions have been flying around the paddock, as well as here on Sidepodcast, so let us get to it:
Daily: 31st May 2010 - Wow-ee. How on earth do you follow a weekend like that, full of dodgy singing, surprisingly good racing and some rather big talking points? Well, I know the right three words to cheer your Monday up, Bank Holiday Monday. Yes, for the second time this month, you can have a lie-in and have a beautiful, relaxing Monday. That is of course unless you don't have it and then I salute you, in working on such a day and for keeping the world ticking. Heroic speech over, to the bulletpoints:
Daily: 30th May 2010 - Hey everyone, and welcome to Sunday! I’m not sure about you but I’ve already had a very busy weekend, so I’m pleased it’s a bank holiday in the UK! Today is going to be very busy as well, as we have much to discuss and follow, here are a few things to start with;
Daily: 29th May 2010 - Hello, hello, only me. It's Saturday, and that can only mean one thing... time for me to write the daily. I swapped shifts with James last week and then forgot my rescheduled post, so thanks to Mr C for covering. It's always fun to test him, particularly as he is so busy with the iPad this week. Anyway, I am rambling, so I will move on to F1 related goodness...
Daily: 28th May 2010 - Happy iPad day to all of those getting an iPad today!! And of course, welcome to another Daily Thread from Lukeh. Yes, after the big release in America a few weeks ago the iPad is finally here in the UK, parts of Europe, Canada and Australia and I’m sure those excited about it are just begging to play along with their new gadget. A few commentors have already had theirs arrive nice and early! Nevertheless, we must return to Formula 1 (although Jake Humphrey has an iPad at Monaco!) and other topics with our nice cuddly bullet points.
Daily: 27th May 2010 - Today is a daily with a difference, as regular writer James is unwell and Christine managed to forget to cover. Predictably this won't be the most punctual of posts, although I do have a genuinely good excuse for once.
Daily: 26th May 2010 - Hey, it’s Gavin from ‘Making Up The Numbers’ here, introducing you to a brand new Wednesday! It’s the Wednesday before the weekend of the Turkish Grand Prix, the Indy 500, Eurovision and my flatwarming too…
Daily: 25th May 2010 - Good morning. It is going to be a lovely day for me with all my favourites playing tennis today, so I do wish it will be a good day for all of you too. In other (more F1 related) news:
Daily: 24th May 2010 - What a fantastic weekend, if you like the sun that is. (Not me of course, there are some things I do believe are underrated, that being rain and Ian Holloway.) So, as we come crashing back down to the working week, and the rain inevitably kicks back in to ruin all of our moods (unless you are me or Jon, who love the rain) then hang around on Sidepodcast, thats almost certainly going to cheer your day up. To the bulletpoints:
Daily: 23rd May 2010 - Hey everyone! Another Sunday is upon us, I’m writing this earlier than usual so I hope my limited blogging skills allow me to schedule this post okay. In Britain we are set for yet another hot day, so with no Grand Prix I’m sure many people will be making the most of this weather. For those of you wanting some time inside here are a few things to think about and discuss;
Daily: 22nd May 2010 - The week is over and it is now the weekend! Woohoo! There is no Formuala One this weekend we get a break before the Turkish Grand Prix will be taking place next weekend. This time last year we were in the gap day that exists for the Monaco Grand Prix, it has nearly been an entire year since Jenson Button went for a run down the pit straight. Doesn't time just fly by?
Daily: 21st May 2010 - Hello once again, another Friday is upon us and the weekend is upon the horizon. Sadly there is no Formula 1 this weekend, however there shall be Superleague Racing but that’s then and this is now. We’ll just have to wait another week until we visit Istanbul so until then we will have to find other things to keep us occupied! So what wisdom will the bullet points bring?
Daily: 20th May 2010 - It is Thursday again! Where does the week go? Time is marching on and whilst we have a breather from F1 this weekend, the F1 World has certainly not gone quiet.
Daily: 19th May 2010 - Hello there, Gavin here, also known as the F1 stats blogger for 'Making Up The Numbers'. You know, I love the Wednesdays after a Grand Prix because by now, all the dust has settled and we can take a deeper look at the stories from the weekend…
Daily: 18th May 2010 - It is Tuesday again, but this week there is no F1 racing to look forward to. Boohoo :(. There are plenty of F1 news though :), so I better get started with the bullet points:
Daily: 17th May 2010 - Well, well, well. You wait ages for a good controversy and then bang, is there anything that Monaco can not do? And that race had everything, overtaking, massive shunts and people falling in the water. As usual, I've updated my New Teams Championship (its getting close), Leigh has his massively indepth review. At the time of writing Lukeh hasn't done his review, but I'm sure it will be up soon. Onto the bulletpoints:
Daily: 16th May 2010 - Wohoo! It’s Sunday at last, which can only mean one thing... it’s time for the Monaco Grand Prix! I’m very excited, I mean, Everybody Loves Monte Carlo.. right? Yesterday’s qualifying was great fun to watch, and with an out of place Ferrari and plenty of traffic to annoy the drivers, the race may be just as exciting. Then again if it’s not particularly mind blowing and no one runs to the podium, i’m sure all will be forgiven. It’s Monaco after all! I wish I could stop with the Monaco talk but there is no where better for Formula 1 to celebrate its 60th Birthday. While everyone at the track enjoys the sun, sea and shockingly loud engines sounds, what can we do?
Daily: 15th May 2010 - Hello folks, it looks like it is my turn to write a daily once again. Thanks to all those who have gone before me this week, it's been a good run of links and lists recently. This weekend we're looking forward to all the action from Monaco but until then, here are a few things we're talking about...
Daily: 14th May 2010 - It’s another Friday and it’s another opportunity for myself, myself being Lukeh of course, to introduce this final day of the week before another weekend of Formula 1 action. Of course, what with it being Monaco this weekend we’re all in bizarro land and practise was actually yesterday instead of today. If you’re expecting practise today then, well, you may be a tad disappointed my friends. Still, it’s Friday! So what wealth of information do we have to discuss thanks to the power of the bullet points this week?
Daily: 13th May 2010 - Hello! Welcome to Thursday 13th May 2010. We are only 4 days removed from the Spanish Grand Prix and they are at it again, this time around the twisty streets of Monaco. For the only time this year we get free practice on a Thursday rather than a Friday to allow the streets to be opened to the public again on the Friday.
Daily: 12th May 2010 - Hello there, Gavin here, also known as the F1 stats blogger for ‘Making Up The Numbers’. It’s the day before Free Practice for Monaco so there’s plenty to look forward to!
Daily: 11th May 2010 - A new week and more F1
racing to look forward to. Hopefully the rain will actually occur during the race this time, instead of after it. Actually, if volcanic ash gets rained on track, it may literally spice things up. Not that it is going to happen in reality, but one can always hope. As for todays bulletpoints:
Daily: 10th May 2010 - Wakey wakey. Still with us aren't you, even after the Spanish Grand Prix? Please say you are. That wasn't the greatest of spectacles, but hey, lets not complain too much, at least Kamui Kobayashi and Timo Glock remembered what the chequered flag looks like (and about time too).
Daily: 9th May 2010 - F1 is back!! Yes that's right it's Sunday and Formula 1 has woken from its 3 week slumber ready to provide us with an afternoon of racing. However this is the daily thread and there are other things to discuss too, such as typography, pandas or why incognito browsers are so useful.
Daily: 8th May 2010 - It's Friday night/Saturday morning and that must mean it is my turn to write the daily again. I am so loving the variety we're getting with multiple daily authors, thanks must go once again to our fabulous volunteers. If you want to have a go but don't fancy a regular stint, just let me know and you can take over this Saturday as a one-off, if you so desire. Anyway, on to fun things...
Daily: 7th May 2010 - Gimme an F! Gimme a riday! What does that spell? Friday! Yes it’s another daily here from Lukeh to take you into that final day before the weekend and guess what?! Remember that Formula 1 sport? It’s back today after a 3 week hiatus! Wahhooo! But there’s plenty to discuss before we go rummaging off to Catalunya. There is F1 news and non-F1 news to analyse, laugh at, be confused about and point at in a scared fashion. So, what can we discuss today?
Daily: 6th May 2010 - Hello! and welcome to Thursday the 6th May 2010. The long wait between races is almost at an end, the first free practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix starts tomorrow after almost three weeks of no action. Also this weekend there is a Rally in New Zealand, I won't pretend to know anything about what is happening though.
Daily: 5th May 2010 - Hello there, it’s Gavin again, author of the F1 stats blog ‘Making Up The Numbers’ – which means it’s Wednesday, or ‘Hump Day’ if you are so inclined.In fact, today is my Monday because as I mentioned last week, I have been busy moving house (and cities) from Odense to Copenhagen. I have basically spent the last week moving out, cleaning the old house so well that you could have removed any existence of us living there, then moving all the stuff to the new place, building everything up, connecting up stuff and then unpacking and putting everything away. But we feel like we’ve done really well, and the new flat is really awesome, so we are very happy :D
Daily: 4th May 2010 - It is a new week and finally, we are going to get some action. F1 resumes with the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend, and even though we know it is probably going to be boring, to me it is better than nothing. Also, watch out for Rally New Zealand, which Lady Snowcat will most probably provide snippets and highlights of. Onto more pressing things:
Daily: 3rd May 2010 - Bonjour. And it is another Monday, but it is not a normal Monday, it is in fact a Bank Holiday Monday. A day in which you have an excuse to do absolutely nothing all day. Unless you are working anyways, or have to revise 60 answers to questions of French for a speaking exam on the Tuesday. Ahh well, onto the bulletpoints...
Daily: 2nd May 2010 - Hello everyone, it’s Sunday, which means it must be my turn to welcome you to this lovely day. I can’t promise it will be the warm sunny weather we’ve been experiencing in the UK lately, but I’m sure the comments will be as friendly as ever. Continuing on a theme Lukeh set in Friday’s daily post I would like to express an extra special welcome to all of the Lurkers out there and invite you to join us in the glorious world of the Sidepodcast comments.
Daily: 1st May 2010 - Ah, it must be my turn to write a daily post again. Let's see if I can remember how to do this. We've had so many excellent daily posts this week that I don't want to let anyone down. However, as the F1 news drought continues, I have found some things for us to talk about...
Daily: 30th April 2010 - It’s not quite Saturday but it’s a bit more than Thursday, which must mean it’s a Friday once again! Lukeh here once more taking through these 24 hours into another weekend of no Formula 1 and following a week of very little news (unless of course you are an avid thumb enthusiast in which F1 went into new level for excitement for you I’m sure.). Happy ‘Koninginnedag’, or Queens Day, to all the Sidepodcast fans reading in the Netherlands, hope you have an awesome celebration. I would have a Queen day myself and throw on some Bohemian Rhapsody but sadly I shall be too busy working. Enough about that though, there’s so much to discuss but Time is Running Out...!
Daily: 29th April 2010 - This should be an interesting daily post considering I haven't a clue as to what has been going on, F1 or otherwise. I can't even remember when I last commented on Sidepodcast! This has to be the longest time that the doohicky has not been open on my computer but whilst I have work to do it will have to stay this way as much as I hate it!
Daily: 28th April 2010 - Hi, it’s Gavin here, author of the F1 stats blog ‘Making Up The Numbers’ – here with another daily post for your enjoyment. There isn’t much F1 news today as we are slap bang in the middle of a three-week gap between races.
Daily: 27th April 2010 - Another week passes without any new F1 action to look forward to. To make things worse, life has settled back into normalcy after the volcano stopped erupting and air travel resumed. This is going to be a looong week, so I have got a couple more bullet points than usual to keep you guys going while reality drags on.
Daily: 26th April 2010 - I liked Sunday. Not only did I keep my first clean sheet in three years, but we were treated to an absolute cracker of a Giggles Radio show. The theme was the letter 'M', and all I'll say there were some brilliant songs that were played in the 2 hour 40 minute show. (You have that time in the day, I know you do.)
Daily: 25th April 2010 - Hey everyone! Lou here, and today it’s my turn to welcome you to a brand new daily. Sunday has arrived, it's Felipe Massa's birthday, and with no F1 race this weekend we can all put our feet up and make the most of this glorious day before we are forced to return to the hustle and bustle of the working week. We won’t talk about Monday though; I’ll leave that to R.G for tomorrow’s daily. For now, we’ll look at what today has in store...
Daily: 24th April 2010 - Hello, hello. I have returned to man the controls and the daily post duty returns to me. Thank you to everyone for our first week of fabulous guest daily posts. I think it's safe to say the experiment was a success. A greater variety of links, ideas and content, some of them even relating to F1. Good times. Now, on to some things I want to share:
Daily: 23rd April 2010 - We have survived Thursday!! High fives all round people! *high fives* Good morning, good afternoon and good night wherever you may be in the world reading this on the last day before the weekend! Woohoo!! Lukeh here guiding you through this much loved day, although I tend to have quite bad Fridays but enough about that, and what a week it’s been eh? Volcanos, ash clouds, bad jokes, allsorts. Oh, and there was plenty of action waiting hear how F1 got back from China – just look at this blog post from Jake Humphrey. Of course the planes once again remembered what it’s like to fly through the sky without a silly volcano making it silly for them! As you can imagine, it was quite silly. Nevertheless, let’s see what wild, wonderful and downright wacky events there are to talk about...
Daily: 22nd April 2010 - Hello! Welcome to Thursday, that dreaded day of the week, and the day I, James, have the pleasure of writing the daily post. A random fact for you all I was born on a Thursday and according to the popular nursery rhyme 'Monday's Child' those born on this day have far to go, where exactly is anyone’s guess.
Daily: 21st April 2010 - Hi, I’m Gavin, otherwise known as RubberGoat, author of the F1 stats blog ‘Making Up The Numbers’ and I am here to welcome you to Wednesday – ’Hump Day’, the middle of the week. It’s all downhill from here. Here’s some links for your reading and enjoyment...
Daily: 20th April 2010 - I apologize for the tardiness as my world time converter wasn't working all that well. Anyway, here is you new daily post writer for Tuesdays: Marilene Riddle (or yours truly). So what should you be checking out on this bright and sunny day (except for the sad lot affected by the Iceland ash)?
Daily: 19th April 2010 - I can hear you all yelling at me 'RG, I'm stuck here in northern Europe with simply nothing to do. How shall I spend this dull Monday while I pray for that awful volcanic ash from Iceland to go away?' Well, visitor of Sidepodcast, welcome, to the kind of new look Daily Post. With, as you can probably guess, a new writer. Each day of this week will feature a different writer of the Daily. Tomorrow, you will have the lovely Marilene here. But for now, you are stuck with me.
Daily: 18th April 2010 - It is little Anthony Davidson's birthday today, and as it turns out, he's over 30. Perhaps we should stop calling him little Ant now. It's also Jordan Allen's birthday, but I already gave him a mention in the daily that was really a weekly. Happy birthday though Jordan! Meanwhile, here are some things we're talking about...
Daily: 17th April 2010 - So... the weekly version of the daily post didn't work, and now we are back to some of the more fabulous regularly scheduled 24 hour posts. Instead of listening to me all day every day, we've got some guest writers lined up to take over the daily on various days. More information is available on the wiki, but for now, here are some things we're talking about...
Daily: 12th - 18th April 2010 - Welcome to the new look daily, which is actually a weekly. I know it still says Daily in the title, but we're working on that. Things have changed a bit at Sidepodcast, more about that here, but in other ways, it is still exactly the same. We're still celebrating birthdays, plugging good stuff and ramping up to the racing this weekend. Here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 7th - 11th April 2010 - Our first ever multi-day thread. How odd. Mr C and I are taking a break from things, and this time it's a real break, not one where we turn up in the comments after an hour away from the site. Hopefully we've left you with plenty to be getting on with. Last week we published a Joe show and a Stuart show, and yesterday I put this weekend's F1 Debrief up.
Daily: 6th April 2010 - It's Tuesday and that means it's time to head back to work - another weekend and another race over. After a weekend full of sport - Superleague, F1, Boat Race, Jordan Rally - it seems like we're in for a quiet few days. Nevertheless, there is still plenty to keep us amused, and here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 5th April 2010 - Happy birthday to a certain Andy Taylor, hope you have a good day and celebrate accordingly. Also, get well soon to Lou, who needs all our Sidepodhugs and best wishes to shake off the flu. Now, parish notices out the way, it's time to talk about Formula One:
Daily: 4th April 2010 - It's Sunday and that can only mean one thing - race day in Malaysia. We saw a fascinating qualifying yesterday, affected throughout by the weather conditions. Will the race run along similar lines? Or will we simply be faced with a shakeup in the order? All those questions will be answered today, meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about:
Daily: 3rd April 2010 - Although I was looking forward to the four day weekend, it now has me thoroughly confused. I've already had one day off and yet it is still only just Saturday. We've got Free Practice and Qualifying in Malaysia today, so expect threads aplenty, but meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 2nd April 2010 - Ahh, I have never been so happy for a Friday to appear. Firstly, I think we all survived April Fool's Day unscathed. I spotted a couple of amusing things but mostly it was all quite annoying. Secondly, it's Free Practice Factbyte Factbox day! Yay! And thirdly, it's been such a stressful week, I'm glad it's a long weekend. I was too tired to think of things for the daily so I asked for help in the comments. This is what I came up with.
Daily: 1st April 2010 - Uh oh, it's that most worrying day of the year - April Fool's Day. There will be nothing to see here, I'm not really a huge fan of the tricksy business. Instead, I will promote the first day of the Jordan Rally instead. I'm assuming we're expecting to see Kimi there, as Lady Snowcat has headed on over to watch proceedings. Let's hope he gets a good result. Now, what else are we talking about?
Daily: 31st March 2010 - Welcome to Wednesday! It's the last day of March already, and I can't quite believe it. Still, there's no time to relax as F1 is moving straight on from Australia to Malaysia, and back to back racing means busy, busy times! Here are a couple of things we're talking about...
Daily: 30th March 2010 - Just a couple of days of March left, we are on to Tuesday, and the week is well underway. Apparently it is Eddie Jordan's birthday today. We can only assume that he invented the birthday and therefore can celebrate however he wants. My guess is it involves unwrapping some more pink shoes, but who knows. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 29th March 2010 - Monday has returned and we are headlong into not only another week, but the build up to another race weekend. Already I have seen preview press releases flying around which means it won't be long before another Digest is due. Talking of which, you can listen to the Australia GP show here. Now, onto other subjects...
Daily: 28th March 2010 - Sunday has arrived and it is race day in Australia. We were slightly confused by the fact that people were arriving at the circuit before we had even managed to get to bed, and when you add in a stupid daylight savings time change in the UK, we're not sure what time it is at all. Never mind, though, here are some things we're talking about:
Daily: 27th March 2010 - Hello and welcome to Saturday! It's David Coulthard's birthday today, and the man is in Australia along with the rest of the BBC team, gearing up for qualifying later today. We're doing the same, and there'll be plenty of threads to follow along with later. Meanwhile, here are some things we're talking about...
Daily: 26th March 2010 - It's Friday today, Free Practice day in Australia and also Alia's birthday! Happy Birthday! There will be plenty of threads appearing today, from live commenting, to results, to a dedicated post for our intrepid GP explorers. Stay tuned for all things Australia on Sidepodcast. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 25th March 2010 - Hello and welcome to Thursday! It's not normally a good day for the Sidepodcommunity, but we will instead concentrate on good things. Congratulations to Jon who passed his driving test a couple of days ago. Also celebrations for Alex who got a promotion yesterday, which is awesome. We'll also keep our fingers crossed for Amy who is in the process of attempting to get a promotion.
Daily: 24th March 2010 - Thus we have reached Wednesday and I am duty bound to issue this very important reminder from Amy. She will be heading towards the track on Thursday and is hosting the following: Anyone-is-invited-to breakfast, 9am Thursday at Two Doors Down, 159 Fitzroy St, St Kilda. Job done! We expect photos and full reports, of course. Now, what else are we talking about?
Daily: 23rd March 2010 - It is Tuesday and it's Jaime Alguersuari's birthday as well. Happy birthday to Jaime. Imagine the tweets we might see today! The team are already getting set up in Australia so they are probably already celebrating as I write this. I hope he has a good one. Meanwhile, here are some things we're talking about...
Daily: 22nd March 2010 - Monday has returned and we're at the start of a brand new week. Mr C wasn't feeling too well yesterday, so we decided not to do an F1 Debrief show - there wasn't an enormous amount of news to cover anyways. I blame the over-excitement of the Crashed Ice thing, but he suggests otherwise. Nevertheless, here are some of the things we've been talking about this weekend...
Daily: 21st March 2010 - This daily post is slightly late as I was caught up watching the Red Bull Crashed Ice final. We also live commented it, along with the 12 Hours of Sebring. You know, we are an F1 site, honest. It's Sunday, and with no racing this weekend, it seems like a pretty quiet time in terms of F1 news. Nevertheless, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 20th March 2010 - Saturday is here and the weekend has begun. We've got a week off from racing but must try and prepare for the back to back that is coming up starting with Australia next weekend. However, that is the future and now is now, and here are some things we're talking about:
Daily: 19th March 2010 - It is Friday at last, and we have reached the end of another week - almost ready to go headlong into the weekend. There's no racing this time round, but I'm sure we can find plenty to keep us amused. To get us off to a good start, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 18th March 2010 - Hello and welcome to Thursday. It's usually a horrid day but I'm sure today will be completely different because it is a certain Timo Glock's birthday! Happy Birthday Mr Glock. I hope that RG has bought his favourite driver a present, it seems only fair. Now you have wished Glock a happy birthday, your day is complete, but I would just like to share some of the other things we're talking about first...
Daily: 17th March 2010 - It's Wednesday and that means we are about halfway through the week already. I had to break open the F1 Happy Place yesterday, but the good news is that it mostly worked, and I do feel a bit happier about F1. It's still rubbish, but at least there are good times to remember! Anyway, here are some other things we're talking about...
Daily: 16th March 2010 - Yesterday, I trusted the daily to Mr C and it was almost two hours late, so I have snatched the reigns back for Tuesday. The conversations are mostly still revolving around Bahrain and the impact of the refuelling ban, but there is a dedicated thread for that. Instead, I will point you in the direction of some completely different topics:
Daily: 15th March 2010 - Monday, and the day after the day before. F1 is back in business and we've ticked one event off of the 19 race calendar already. It will be a further 11 days before cars take to the track again. It looks like we have some time to kill.
Daily: 14th March 2010 - It's Sunday at last and we are about to embark on our first Grand Prix of 2010. It's pretty exciting, and not just because the Factbyte Factbox will be making it's race debut. It was an exciting if hectic experience covering qualifying, so let's see what we can achieve over a full race distance! Anyway, here are some other things we're talking about...
Daily: 13th March 2010 - Well, did you see any of the action yesterday? Even if you weren't enamoured with what was actually happening out on track (not all that much, if we're honest), it was still good to see the cars again. Yes, I said that, even though I still think they are really bad looking. Today is qualifying day, the best day of the weekend. Bring it on! Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about...
Daily: 12th March 2010 - It's Friday and at long last the 2010 Season is underway. In just a few short hours we will be up again, ready to watch Free Practice 1 and from then on, it's all about the racing. Well, hopefully. There's lots of good stuff and many threads to come today, so keep your eyes peeled so you don't miss a thing.
Daily: 11th March 2010 - Hello and welcome to horrible Thursday. However, I believe this one won't be as bad as others we have experienced recently, as we are all focused on the goings on in Bahrain. We were super busy yesterday and we're going headfirst into the weekend in a similar fashion. Meanwhile, here are some things we're talking about...
Daily: 10th March 2010 - Say hello to Wednesday as we reach the middle of the week. Who is getting unbelievably excited for Free Practice on Friday then? Yesterday we were discussing whether it was acceptable to leave a wedding early so you can watch qualifying. I say yes, how about you? Meanwhile, here are the other things we're talking about...
Daily: 9th March 2010 - Tuesday has arrived and before I do anything, I must point you towards yesterday's F1 Debrief. The show itself is marvellous, of course, but in the show notes there are some rather excellent outtakes - if such a thing exists. Actually, I might just post them again now anyway. Mr C and I could do with the embarrassment.
Daily: 8th March 2010 - Ah, Monday again, but there's no chance to be miserable this week as it's the return of F1 and that can only be a good thing! Yesterday, Mr C got caught up watching Montoya doing some NASCAR thing, and threatened to watch more during the year. Thank goodness F1 is coming back. Here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 7th March 2010 - My calendar tells me that it is Neil Denham's birthday today, so happy birthday to Neil. I hope you're celebrating it appropriately - cake and presents. Here at Sidepodcast Towers, it is the calm before the storm. We are scurrying around making sure everything is ready for the season to begin. We're getting there. Anyway, here are some links for you...
Daily: 6th March 2010 - The weekend is here, and whilst I am still fighting off germs, we're busy gearing up for the racing to start. This is the last weekend before everything kicks off in Bahrain, so I hope you're making the most of it! Here are some of the things we're talking about, in a super duper extended daily...
Daily: 5th March 2010 - Friday has reached us at last, and I know I'm not the only one who is glad Thursday is over. From the very beginning when I thought it was still February, everything that could go wrong seemed to go wrong. But never mind, we're on to another (hopefully better) day and here are some things we're talking about...
Daily: 4th March 2010 - We have reached Thursday, and I have started to put the day in the introduction for each daily thread, as I know it helps some people (like me) who get confused about what day it actually is. It's a busy day on Sidepodcast today, as it was yesterday, so here's a round-up of what we've been up to...
Daily: 3rd March 2010 - We are halfway through the week now, as Wednesday has arrived. I thought yesterday might have been a Thursday, it wasn't going very well - particularly for US F1 - but apparently we still have one of those to come this week. Meanwhile, here's what's happening at the moment...
Daily: 2nd March 2010 - We have reached Tuesday and I am busy dreaming up the final part of Life in the Fast Lane. Keep your eyes peeled throughout the day for the big finale. The voting closed last night, and I was once again surprised! I won't spoil it for you. Let's talk about more F1 related things...
Daily: 1st March 2010 - It's March already? How did that happen? Not only that but it's Monday as well, meaning we've got to face a whole, brand new week. Pre-season testing is over and done with now, so we are really gearing up towards the season beginning in just a couple of weeks. Here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 28th February 2010 - Yesterday was definitely a day at rest in Sidepodcast Towers, but having said that Mr C just keeps on coding. I was busy trying not to fall asleep all day, whilst some new commenting updates were in the works. I'll leave him to tell you more when the updates go live, but keep your eyes peeled. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 27th February 2010 - I am writing this from a table at the side of the Evening with Joe event, and have been covering it all evening. It's been a fabulous evening and you can catch up with all the comments and photos over on the dedicated thread. We'll be working on some highlights over the weekend, as well, hopefully. Meanwhile, here are some of the other things we're talking about...
Daily: 26th February 2010 - Webber was fastest in testing yesterday, and if that is the first meaninful testing time we've seen so far, then it's looking like a good start for Red Bull. There will be another dedicated testing thread along for day two in Barcelona, and I'm intrigued to see who will be fast on the second outing. Meanwhile, here are some things we're talking about...
Daily: 25th February 2010 - We have reached Thursday, and for once, I am determined that it won't be a bad day. For a start I'm not at work today, so that helps. Also, testing in Barcelona gets underway today, so that is also going to make it awesome. Watch out for a dedicated thread appearing later on this morning. Elsewhere...
Daily: 24th February 2010 - Today is Pedro de la Rosa's birthday, and the Spaniard is turning 39. Hopefully he won't be celebrating too hard and will instead be preparing for the upcoming test in Barcelona. It kicks off on Thursday, so he has a couple of days to eat cake, I suppose. Meanwhile, here are a couple of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 23rd February 2010 - Today is Tuesday, and I can't quite believe that it's almost the end of February already. That's both scary, and also very cool. The season will soon be here and I can no longer moan about the countdowns. It's close enough that counting down to the season is acceptable. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 22nd February 2010 - Another week is ready to get going, although it seems like all the fun stuff is towards the end of it. We've got testing in Barcelona plus a meetup with Joe, but that doesn't kick off until Thursday and Friday. I'm sure we can keep ourselves amused until then, though, and here are some of the things we've been up to...
Daily: 21st February 2010 - Sunday has arrived, and with it brings a live show... but not from us. Giggles Radio is scheduled to begin at 4pm today, so I hope you will join Alex as he brings us some excellent music with added chatter to go with it. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're keeping an eye on...
Daily: 20th February 2010 - Hi there. I'm a bit late writing today's daily post as I spent all of last night fixing my mother-in-law's power shower. It was in turns fun and a bit stressful, and I ended up quite damp, but the astonishing discovery is that I really quite like doing DIY. However, it is time to concentrate on Formula 1 related stuff, and here is some...
Daily: 19th February 2010 - Friday has arrived and with it comes more testing in Jerez. It looks as though it might be a little less damp out there in Spain, but since when did the weather people ever predict anything right? I've been enjoying consuming testing through our dedicated threads though, so I hope you'll join us through the day. Anyway, here are some other things we're talking about...
Daily: 18th February 2010 - Although it was raining in Jerez yesterday, it was intermittent and that meant we saw a good bit of running, even if it wasn't representative of anything. Virgin Racing are still struggling, and they are who I am keeping my eye on today. I hope you'll join me in the dedicated testing thread to do the same (or similar for whichever team you're interested in). Elsewhere...
Daily: 17th February 2010 - It's back to work for Formula 1 today, and for us as well, as testing resumes in Jerez. So far the forecasts have suggested more in the way of rain, but there will be a dedicated thread for all testing talk along later. I'm hoping the weather clears up a bit as it's much more exciting when things are actually happening out on track. Anyway, here are some things we're talking about...
Daily: 16th February 2010 - We have reached Tuesday, and as mentioned in this weekend's show, it is Jeremy's girlfriend Zoe's birthday today. Happy birthday Zoe! It's also Valentino Rossi's birthday today, although I believe he is older than our Zoe. I wonder if it is nice to have a birthday near to Valentine's Day or if it has a similar effect as the Christmas birthday - just one set of celebrations. Anyway, here are some F1 related things...
Daily: 15th February 2010 - In some regards, we are ahead of schedule because we've got the latest episode of F1 Debrief out already. In others, we are behind schedule, as I haven't written the next part of Life in the Fast Lane yet. The vote is closed, but I figured I would save it for a day when I wasn't busy editing podcasts, and could pay more attention to Mitch and his race strategy. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 14th February 2010 - Today is Saint Valentine's Day, which is traditionally a time for celebrating love and stuff. As the Sidepodcast Post is well into its second year, it means last years random act of kindness has come back to haunt me in the shape of "an annual tradition". So here I am writing another one.
Daily: 13th February 2010 - The weekend is here, but there is no respite from the F1 action, as testing continues for a fourth day at Jerez. Well, I say it continues, but so far we have seen most of the running hampered by the weather. I can't imagine today will be much different, but we will keep our eyes peeled. Elsewhere, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 12th February 2010 - It's a super busy day today, as testing continues in Jerez, Lotus are due to launch in London, Kimi gets some rallying action, and... well, it's Friday! It's been a subdued test so far with weather, and little running from Virgin Racing, but perhaps things will perk up today. Elsewhere...
Daily: 11th February 2010 - Thursdays aren't usually the best, and with the prospect of some wet testing sessions ahead, perhaps it will be one of those days! However, we'll try and stay positive, and talk about some fun things instead.
Daily: 10th February 2010 - Testing begins in earnest today, with all the teams we've seen already in action returning, and hopefully some new ones! We had so much information coming out of the last test that we know as much as it is possible to know, with the usual caveat of fuel loads applying. More of the same today, please!
Daily: 9th February 2010 - Tuesday is here and with it brings our first action of the week, in the shape of a Force India launch. The team are going online with their new car, so let's hope they are more successful than Virgin were. Keep an eye out for the breakout thread ahead of the action at 9am. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 8th February 2010 - Monday morning sees us dive headlong into another week of launches and testing, but things don't get underway until tomorrow when we have a Force India launch, and Wednesday when the Jerez test gets going. For now, we have to keep ourselves occupied by other means. Here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 7th February 2010 - We spent most of last night watching some ARCA racing which was very confusing but also kinda fun. I don't know that we'll be following it particularly closely but sometimes it's nice to watch things that are a bit different. It was certainly interesting to see Piquet bashing into people. Anyway, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 6th February 2010 - Saturday has dawned, bright and sunny. Well, maybe. I haven't seen the weather yet, but let us know what it's doing in your neck of the woods! There's testing ahead of us next week in Jerez but it's not looking good weather wise, so we need to brush up on our forecasting skills. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 5th February 2010 - Friday is here at last and we can start talking about the upcoming weekend. It's been a hectic week, and testing gets underway again next week, so we need a chance to rest! But, there's still Friday to get through, and to help us along, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 4th February 2010 - Ah, our first testing session has drawn to a close and we have a couple of days to rest and analyse what we've seen so far. It's always had to look at the times and draw anything conclusive, but it's plenty of fun looking. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 3rd February 2010 - Midway through the week and we have ourselves another launch to pore over, this time Virgin will be revealing their new car to the world. It's an online launch which is different to everything we have experienced so far this year, and I don't know about anyone else but I'm hoping for more: "Are you ready?" from Glock. Anyway, here are some of the other things we're discussing...
Daily: 2nd February 2010 - Yesterday was a bit mad, wasn't it? Launching and testing at the same time is quite a push, and it's no wonder Toro Rosso suffered some reliability issues. Anyway, today we just have testing to keep an eye on, and so far it's looking pretty interesting. Keep an eye on the dedicated threads for all the info. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 1st February 2010 - A brand new month, and boy are we getting off to a busy start! We've had a week of launches, and there are more to come. There's testing about to get underway, and we intend to cover that in more detail than we ever have. Plus, we're on a podcasting roll, and there's a Debrief on it's way, with an outtake or two to be shared as well. Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about...
Daily: 31st January 2010 - The last day of January already! An entire month of 2010 has passed us by and we are staring down the barrel of February. We've also got two launches today, and some testing to preview. It's going to be a busy one! Meanwhile, Mr C and I are starting to feel better (thanks for covering yesterday, Mr C), so we're starting to catch up on some of the things we had planned this weekend. Here's some of the stuff we're talking about...
Daily: 30th January 2010 - Today is Saturday, the penultimate day of January and the start of the weekend. Most importantly this means we can sleep. Both halves of Sidepodcast are officially under the weather today, and the lovely Christine is suffering the most.
Daily: 29th January 2010 - There's another launch today, as McLaren get ready to unveil their 2010 car. They're streaming at a much more reasonable hour of 11am UK time, so keep an eye for a breakout thread later in the morning. Meanwhile, in much more important news, it's Jackie's birthday today, so many happy returns for the day! Hope it's a good one. Here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 28th January 2010 - Today we've got another launch in store. This time Ferrari are due to unveil their new car, and we're hoping it will be a bit more than just a livery. There'll be a breakout thread along shortly to cover the launch, and apparently there's live streaming! Loving the interactivity this year. Anyways, here are some other things we're talking about:
Daily: 27th January 2010 - Tuesday has been and gone and we are moving on to the middle of the week. We are rapidly heading straight towards another launch tomorrow, but before then, there's some kind of technology announcement due today. Relax, all those who hate the word Apple, we will have our first ever non-F1 breakout thread to separate those that care from those that don't. Hopefully that might make things a bit easier. Meanwhile, here are some actual F1 things to discuss...
Daily: 26th January 2010 - The 26th January is apparently Australia Day, so celebrations all round for the Australian members of the Sidepodcommunity. Meanwhile, we are officially into the F1 pre-season, now the launches have begun, so we are talking about lots of things! Here are just a few of them...
Daily: 25th January 2010 - Monday heralds the start of a new week, and the start of the 2010 season proper as the first team launch gets underway. Mercedes will be showing off some new stuff in Stuttgart, and there'll be a thread along later to discuss it all. For now, though, here's what we're talking about...
Daily: 24th January 2010 - We have reached Sunday, and for anyone looking for the live show, we must apologise. The live server is still not ready to rock and roll yet, and we weren't planning on doing any podcasting this weekend. However, we did record a Debrief episode yesterday, so look out for it in your feeds at some point today. Now, moving onwards...
Daily: 23rd January 2010 - It's Saturday, and that means the weekend is officially here! Woohoo! As ever, we're going to be around during the weekend, fiddling with bits and pieces on the site and gradually making Sidepodcast a better place to be. Starting with...
Daily: 22nd January 2010 - We have reached Friday once again, and according to my super duper calendar, Massa is getting behind the wheel of the F2008 with GP2 tyres on, so look out for some pictures of him getting some Barcelona track time. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 21st January 2010 - It's Thursday once again. So far this year, I haven't found Thursdays too bad, but I can only imagine the bad vibe is waiting round the corner for me. To battle it, it turns out it is National Hug Day today. I'm not that good at hugging, but make sure you celebrate the day for me, and give someone a big ol' hug. Anyway, on to F1 things...
Daily: 20th January 2010 - Mid-way through the week already, and we have reached the twentieth day of this brand new year. It's Will Wright's birthday today and I'm only telling you that because he created The Sims, and The Sims is brilliant. Now, moving on to more Formula 1 related things, here are some of the items we're currently talking about...
Daily: 19th January 2010 - Ah, today it is Jenson Button's birthday. The man is World Champion, has lots of money and a beautiful girlfriend, is facing the "fresh challenge" that he so desperately craved for 2010, and is now turning the big 3-0. What do you get the man who has everything?? Meanwhile, here's some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 18th January 2010 - It can't possibly be Monday again, can it? It looks like it is. Apparently it is Winnie the Pooh day today, as well, which is good, although I have always preferred Piglet. Autosport International is all over, so we can return to regularly scheduled news, and here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 17th January 2010 - Thankfully there were no announcements from Autosport International yesterday that made us scratch our heads. I mentioned in the comments that in prepping for the offline podcast this week, Mr C couldn't stop swearing when it came to talking about the rankings. Stay tuned for whether he manages to tone it down in the podcast or not! Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about...
Daily: 16th January 2010 - Saturday at long last, and it is still that pesky racing show taking up all the headlines. Actually there were not that many yesterday, except from a certain Jon Waldock who tweeted that he spotted Franck, and just at the thought of him being there, I got all giggly, so it's a good thing we didn't go this year. Anyway, here are some of the things we're up to...
Daily: 15th January 2010 - It's the second day of Autosport International - another trade day - and if the headlines are anything like yesterday, we'll be tearing our hair out by the end of proceedings! Nevertheless, despite our reservations about the concept of trade shows at all, it continues, and we will keep our eye on what's happening. Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about...
Daily: 14th January 2010 - Another double birthday today, as Giancarlo Fisichella celebrates alongside Narain Karthikeyan. Fisichella is also looking for a race seat in 2010, alongside his testing duties for Ferrari. Busy man! Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 13th January 2010 - Here we are at Wednesday, and supposedly the weathermen and women predict more snow. Weird though, because everything they've predicted so far has not happened, so I am not sure I'll believe them this time either. Anyway, here are some of the F1 things that are on our mind...
Daily: 12th January 2010 - Tuesday arrives, and it is time to wish Tom G a very happy birthday! I hope the weather isn't too bad for you, Mr Tom, and that you are not falling down anywhere! I notice there were some Tom-shaped updates on the Sporting Injuries page on the wiki - don't forget to update it if you have anything to add! Anyway, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 11th January 2010 - How can it possibly be Monday again? Not only is it Monday, but it is a double driver birthday, with both Nakajima and Sutil celebrating the anniversary of their births. Kazuki turned 25, whilst Sutil hits 27 - hurtling towards 30, but don't tell him that! Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 10th January 2010 - We are into double figures in this new year now, and we have also reached Sunday. There's no show today, as we have been busy sorting out F1 Minute video... and also the snow has messed up our plans just a little bit. However, here are some of the things we're talking about, as we are holed up inside avoiding the white stuff...
Daily: 9th January 2010 - Today it is the birthday of one Mr Sam Bird, sometime test driver for Williams, who is currently racing in the GP2 Asia series. That series confuses me greatly because it is a feature and sprint race, but only at two circuits, just a couple of events, and quite far apart. Still, it keeps the drivers busy over the winter months, I suppose. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 8th January 2010 - It was Hamilton's birthday yesterday and I missed it! I am not very good at keeping up with these important days and things, am I? Anyway, Happy Birthday to LewHam, hope he celebrated with his new friend Jenson Button. Anyway, thankfully there wasn't an enormous amount of Flav news yesterday, so we could concentrate on other things.
Daily: 7th January 2010 - We have reached Thursday and most of the news is still about Flavio and how that is affecting everyone in the sport at the moment. There isn't much more to go on though, so perhaps it's worth looking at other things going on right now. Before I start, make sure you check out the new F1 Minute video. Onwards...
Daily: 6th January 2010 - We are halfway through the week and there is snow in the UK causing traffic chaos all around. That's why we recommending staying indoors! There is plenty going on in F1 for now to keep you occupied. Here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 5th January 2010 - It's Franck's birthday! Woooohoo. Happy Birthday to everybody's favourite Frenchman. I hope he is having lots of lovely cake and celebrating as is appropriate for one's 32nd birthday. Meanwhile, I need to return my attention to more Formula 1 shaped things, so here's what's catching our eye at the moment...
Daily: 4th January 2010 - Back to the grindstone, today, then, as the year of work begins again. It's Franck's birthday tomorrow and I'm mentioning it today because firstly, I will probably forget when it matters, and secondly, it's nice to start the week with a mention of Franck, and hopefully he'll get a mention tomorrow as well. Meanwhile, here are some of the things on our radar today...
Daily: 3rd January 2010 - Welcome to Sunday, we are three days in to 2010 already. I hesitate to say time is flying already, but seriously, that is quite scary. Still, the F1 news is beginning to wake up again, and that means we will have to do the same. It's been a good holiday, so we'll make the most of this last day. Here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 2nd January 2010 - We are well and truly into the new year now, the partying is over and it's time to start concentrating on getting back into a routine. It's my final weekend off before returning to work and it'll soon be time to try and remember to put 2010 on documents, instead of scribbling out 2009 for the next few weeks. Meanwhile, here are some of the things on our minds...
Daily: 1st January 2010 - 2009 has been and gone and it is to 2010 that we turn our attention. Happy New Year to everyone who reads, listens, participates, lurks and shares with Sidepodcast. I hope you are having a great day, and that it is the start of a wonderful year.
Daily: 31st December 2009 - It has arrived, the final day of the year two thousand and nine. From tomorrow onwards we will be into double figures in this new millennium, and it is a chance to have a fresh start. Or equally, things will carry on in the same awesome way they have been. I am good at this fortune telling stuff. Anyway, here are some of the things we're up to...
Daily: 30th December 2009 - In my research for daily facts and figures I have come across the best one ever. From the people's dictionary, today is the day in 1853 when a dinner party was held inside the Iguanadon in Crystal Palace Park. We knew this! Mr Giggles took us to see those dinosaurs and told us that fact! In your face, Wikipedia! Eh-hem, here are some more F1 related things...
Daily: 29th December 2009 - It is Allan McNish's birthday today, and as it is drawing nearer to January, he must be getting prepared for the Autosport International show. Just like DC, we have seen him up in Birmingham pretty much every year that we have been. Although we still haven't decided if we'll go this year. Anyway, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 28th December 2009 - It is Bank Holiday Monday in the UK, granted to us because Boxing Day fell at the weekend. There is still little to go on in the news stakes, which is a breath of fresh air and means we have been able to get other stuff done. Here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 27th December 2009 - Wikipedia tells me that today is "Crate Day" - the day after Boxing Day when all the boxes were loaded into crates. I don't really understand - what boxes? what crates? But still, I do like the idea that soon every day will have an official name. Anyway, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 26th December 2009 - Boxing Day traditionally means recovering from the day before and eating all that leftover turkey. It will be turkey sandwiches and turkey curry for everyone for weeks, I'm sure. We were right about the F1 news, though, there was very little. Here's what we're talking about...
Daily: 25th December 2009 - Hello and Merry Christmas! It's the 25th December, and I think we are safe now, there should be no F1 news today. Instead, it's all about chocolate, mince pies, and tracking Santa. Still, there are a couple of things we've noticed on our travels around the web, and we'd like to share them with you...
Daily: 24th December 2009 - Happy Christmas Eve to one and all. I trust there will be no news today, right? I do hope so. I can't quite believe all this news keeps on happening. Here at Sidepodcast, we treasure the Christmas week as one where everyone else stops and we keep on going. It's not fair if they keep on going as well. Anyway, enough whining from me, here are some of the things we're talking about:
Daily: 23rd December 2009 - It is ex-F1 driver birthday central today, with Bertrand Gachot celebrating his 47th birthday today. He seems to have raced for every team that has ever appeared in the Forgotten F1 Teams series, including but not limited to Onyx, Jordan, Coloni and Pacific. It also appears that Michele Alboreto was born on this day. The Italian raced for Ferrari and Tyrrell in the 80s, and died in 2001. Anyway, on to more current things:
Daily: 22nd December 2009 - Tuesday has dawned, and silly me for thinking the news had ended already. We are just a few days from Christmas now and yet there are still new things to discuss each and every day. Here are some of the things we've got on our list at the moment...
Daily: 21st December 2009 - It is supposedly the shortest day of the year today, which means that after today, the evenings will be getting lighter again. This is good as seeing the darkness come in before 4pm each day is not much fun at all! It also means we are really into Christmas, and the F1 news should be slowing down. Good stuff! Meanwhile, here is what we're talking about today...
Daily: 20th December 2009 - Sunday has dawned and there is mass confusion at Sidepodcast Towers as we have already done one podcast this weekend. We had to host an impromptu F1 Debrief yesterday due to the sheer volume of news that has come in since our last podcast. That means tonight we can concentrate solely on the Sidepoddie Awards show, as we had originally intended. Here's some info on what is in store tonight...
Daily: 19th December 2009 - It's Saturday, and for about half the UK, it seems like it's snow day as well. I have only seen the occasional flake but we're hearing about all sorts of various weather reports from around the country. I wonder whether it really will be a white Christmas. Anyway, here are some of the F1 related things we're talking about...
Daily: 18th December 2009 - It is Friday, and we are still waiting for the F1 news to die down this week. There have been breakout threads flying all over the place, and I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to the weekend for a rest! Yesterday was all about another driver announcement but here are some of the other things we're talking about...
Daily: 17th December 2009 - It is Thursday and whilst that is usually a bad day around Sidepodcast Towers, it has been tempered during this off season with the ever-excellent Thursday Thoughts. Today it is Gavin's turn to host the question, so keep an eye on his blog for your prompt this week. Now onto some F1 things we're talking about...
Daily: 16th December 2009 - Today is apparently the Independence Day of Bahrain, which has less to do with Will Smith defending the planet from aliens and more to do with the kingdom standing on it's own two feet. Very good stuff. Now, onto Formula 1 news. As we were saying in the comments yesterday, December has never been so busy in F1, so we'd best make the most of it.
Daily: 15th December 2009 - We have arrived at Tuesday, and my first job is to remind you that the deadline for the season review submissions is up! Technically it was yesterday, but I forgot to remind you, so I've extended it by a day. If you haven't already, and want to call in your thoughts on the season just past, there are more details here. Now, let's get on with the good stuff...
Daily: 14th December 2009 - Another week is beginning, then, and we are here at Monday. As I have been paying very little attention to Formula 1 over the weekend, I think it's time to take a glance around the blog world and see what everyone has been writing about. Let's take a look...
Daily: 13th December 2009 - I'm writing this slightly ahead of schedule as I have no way of knowing when we'll be back from the Sidepodxmas party. That means I only have half a days worth of goings on to share with you, but I will do my best. Here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 12th December 2009 - It's Saturday at long last, and the day of the Sidepodmeetup/real life Christmas party. We know many of you aren't able to make it to the party itself, but we'll keep it as interactive as possible, and I'll be glued to the comments, as usual. Anyway, it was a busy week in F1, so here's some related stuff we're talking about:
Daily: 11th December 2009 - Hello to all! It was a busy day yesterday, wasn't it? All that Formula 1 news sneaking out as we were busy digesting the last lot! That is good for my daily post though, it means lots of lovely self promotion. Let's get on with that now...
Daily: 10th December 2009 - Hello all. It is apparently Human Rights day for the United Nations, and also International Animal Rights Day. I am going to combine these two, and suggest that I have the right to have a baby panda, and a baby panda has the right to come and live with me. Sounds like the proper way to observe these events to me. Now, on to the Formula 1 stuff...
Daily: 9th December 2009 - Hello there. Here is your useless fact of the day, according to the people's encyclopedia. Today in Sweden and Finland, it is Anna's day - a day that celebrates anyone called Anna. Isn't that a bit mean to people who aren't called Anna? I assume there is a reason but I cannot find out why. A mystery. Anyway, here's some F1 stuff...
Daily: 8th December 2009 - The big news of yesterday was about Silverstone and the fact that the future of the British Grand Prix is now secure. I am mostly happy about this news because it means we don't have to talk about any more deadlines. I like it when things get settled. Meanwhile, here are some of the other things we're talking about...
Daily: 7th December 2009 - Monday has arrived, and with it brings Robert Kubica's birthday. The Polish driver turns 25 years old today, and I hope he's throwing a big party to celebrate his drive at Renault. Oh wait, that might not be secure as he hopes. Hmm. We might be finding more out about that today, watch for breakout threads.
Daily: 6th December 2009 - We have arrived at Sunday, and it is Susie Stoddart's birthday today. With her boyfriend as a significant investor in Williams, what are the chances of her getting a foot in the door of Formula 1 for her birthday? Probably very small, actually, so let's move on to some F1 related things instead.
Daily: 5th December 2009 - Hello everybody, it's me again! I am plunged back into the world of writing the daily. Thanks to everyone who took part in the takeover week, I hope it was fun to write and read, and perhaps we can repeat the process again soon. Meanwhile, I am back and it's time to talk about Formula 1 again (maybe)...
Daily: 4th December 2009 - Hello and welcome to the 4th of December 2009. It’s Gavin from Making Up The Numbers here and I’ll be your guest post writer for today. I hope that you’ve all had a good week and survived your Thursday intact – because we all know that Thursdays are RRRRubbish! But it’s Friday, so it’s all good, because it is the end of the week and I will be having my croissants for breakfast and beers with engineers after work – what will you be up to today?
Daily: 3rd December 2009 - It's the 3rd of December as the countdown to Christmas continues. Another countdown to note: It's 100 days until the season starting Bahrain Grand Prix. On a sad note, I'd like to highlight the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster if for no other reason than a lot of people seem to have never heard of it or forgotten about it despite having killed thousands and still effecting many lives 25 years on.
Daily: 2nd December 2009 - It’s the 2nd of December!! Lukeh here wishing a very Merry Chris-mas to all! Yes, OK, it is not Christmas Day but it is in fact the birthday of worldwide legend and much loved shy Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme!! Woohoooo!!! Chris is my favourite Muse member and there is absolutely no way I could go through this daily and not wish this absolute beast of a man a happy birthday and spread the good word of Chris-mas! But of course, we must consider other things in life.
Daily: 1st December 2009 - Happy December, all! Yes, the last month has arrived. I hope you are going to have a chocolatey breakfast. It's Lewis from the comments (Mr C's No 1 fan!). Here's some news that I found...
Daily: 30th November 2009 - It is Monday once again and to steal the title from the song by The Boomtown Rats; I don't like Mondays, the weekend is over and I'm having to get on with some work. This is the third daily post as part of the takeover, who knows maybe we should takeover more often? The aim for this daily thread is to be free of anything Formula One related. I hope the teams don't decide today is the day to reveal anything but by saying that I have probably tempted fate so if something does happen I'm sure breakout posts will appear as soon as humanly possible.
Daily: 29th November 2009 - It's been a very long time since I was left in charge of covering daily duties, I was beginning to worry Christine no longer had faith in me. I shall not let the good ship Daily Post down though, despite very little happening in the F1 world.
Daily: 28th November 2009 - Hello! RG here and as today’s first ever guest writer for the Daily, I believe it is my duty to welcome you to the weekend. For me, I am delighted it is the weekend, having spent the past day and a bit stuck in bed feeling ill. Not ideal, but yesterday saw some awesome news to keep me happy.
Daily: 27th November 2009 - Ah-ha, the end of the week at last, and another weekend just around the corner. It's been a nice slow end to the week in terms of F1 news, but I have a feeling (and Joe said) it's all going to start kicking off again next week. Meanwhile, here's what we're focusing on instead...
Daily: 26th November 2009 - Thursday has arrived and although it is an unpopular day amongst Sidepodcast readers, I am determined we should all make the most of it. To help us along the way, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 25th November 2009 - Apparently, according to Wikipedia, there was a great storm on this day in 1703. It was called the Great Storm of 1703. Catchy. The wind got up to 120mph and thousands of people died. I don't think things are that bad yet, but I would certainly suggest the weather is commemorating this day in a similar fashion. Meanwhile, on to the F1 news...
Daily: 24th November 2009 - It was Ross Brawn's birthday yesterday, which I missed mentioning thanks to all my moaning about it being Monday. He had quite a good day though, announcing the first of his new drivers. What a way to celebrate the anniversary of your birth! More on that in a moment though.
Daily: 23rd November 2009 - Here we are then, another Monday is upon us. Don't forget that if you would like the chance to write a daily post at some point in the future, then the option is there! I am taking volunteers for a series of guest written daily posts, and it's a good excuse to plug your own blog, or links that you like. We've had a great response so far, but there's always room for more.
Daily: 22nd November 2009 - I had a bit of an idea, concerning the daily, in that guest writers could come along and take over the threads for a while, promoting their work and linking to the stories of the day that they find fascinating, rather than you always hearing from me. I've set up a wiki page for volunteers, and although the details are sketchy at the moment, let us know if you'd like to get involved.
Daily: 21st November 2009 - I am slightly late with this daily post, as Mr C and myself were caught up playing the new Wii game. On the strength of Lukeh's review, we went out and bought it and then hijacked our inlaws for their console. Apologies for that. Elsewhere...
Daily: 20th November 2009 - We have reached yet another Friday, and that means it is the end of the week. Hurrah for Fridays. We had a nice quiet non-news day yesterday, which is exactly what we all needed, and I am hoping the weekend will hold more of the same. Meanwhile, here's how we're keeping ourselves occupied...
Daily: 19th November 2009 - I am declaring 19th Nov to be LCLT day - the day when we give the much-ignored Live Commenting solution some love. I know it does have it's hard-core fans, and that is excellent, but I think we need to raise awareness to the Live Commenting single-thread goodness. Perfect for tracking each conversation separately, and more importantly, posting your thoughts in the right place.
Daily: 18th November 2009 - Here we are, halfway through the week, and the news has been pouring forth over the last few days. What else can there be to come over the next few? Here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 17th November 2009 - Today is Tom Walkinshaw's birthday, and if you're like me and feel like it's a familiar name without recollecting why - he's a racer/team manager. Mr Walkinshaw purchased the Arrows team and bought Damon Hill on board and together they scored a podium.
Daily: 16th November 2009 - We had quite a relaxing weekend at Sidepodcast HQ, and I hope yours was of a similar nature. We are into a brand new week now, with Monday dawning probably quite dark and maybe even a little bit stormy. Here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 15th November 2009 - We have reached Sunday and it is Doctor Who day! Eh-hem. Please excuse any Doctor Who excitement in the daily thread today, but we have been waiting a long time for this! Of course, there are plenty of F1 things to talk about. Well, I say plenty, there are a couple of things.
Daily: 14th November 2009 - The daily thread is an entire year old now, and we would have missed it if it hadn't been for RG's eagle eyes. Check out the celebratory blog post here, and let us know what you think of the good ol' daily. Meanwhile, here are some other things we're talking about...
Daily: 13th November 2009 - Friday at last and we have survived another week. It was quite a busy day on Sidepodcast yesterday as we told you some of our plans for the off season, and then came up with a brand new one as well. It's all go here, I tell ya! Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 12th November 2009 - We have reached Thursday once again, and it seems to have been a bit of a trying week for a lot of commentors so far. Let's hope that Terrible Thursday isn't too bad this time round. What we'll do to ward off the evil spirits, is talk about Formula 1!
Daily: 11th November 2009 - We are in the middle of the week now, and it is Gil de Ferran's birthday today. Part time racer, part time director, we're a fan of Ferran after meeting him at the Honda quiz a few years ago. Anyway, here are some of the more F1 related things we're talking about:
Daily: 10th November 2009 - Monday flew for me, so we are on to Tuesday already. Over the weekend, I said that the site hadn't gone down since the redesign, and yesterday it fell over twice. So, what can I jinx today? Anyway, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 9th November 2009 - Today is apparently Inventor's Day in Europe, which is a day set aside to celebrate all things independent and inventing. This is good, as we have a wiki page setting out all the things the commentors want invented. If anyone is good with a hammer and stuff, then dive right in!
Daily: 8th November 2009 - We have reached Sunday, and it is the first weekend of the off season. No racing to watch, but at least a chance to have a lie in, and relax. There was talk of feeling depressed at the lack of action yesterday, but there is no need for that. We have a great doohickey, lovely people to talk to and plenty of fun and games planned for the next few months. Be happy and savour the down time so the action is even better when it gets going again next year.
Daily: 7th November 2009 - It is Saturday morning and I am already fifteen minutes late writing this daily post. Oops. Still, this is the first real day of my off-season, and I am determined to enjoy it. What about you?
Daily: 6th November 2009 - It is the day after Bonfire Night, so hopefully it is all peaceful now the fireworks have been used up. Unless there are going to be more at the weekend. Oh dear. Well, it's Friday today, Thursday is done, so nothing will get us down. Here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 5th November 2009 - If you were hoping for a quiet off season, you will need to wait just a little bit longer. It is Bonfire Night tonight, and we have certainly seen fireworks in Formula 1 for the past few days. Ahh, I like being cheesy about it.
Daily: 4th November 2009 - It is Jacques Villeneuve Sr's birthday today - brother to Gilles and uncle of the baggy-overalled Jacques we know and love. Eh-hem. He was also a race driver too, and took part in a couple of years worth of F1. What a family!
Daily: 3rd November 2009 - It is Tuesday and we are still talking about the Grand Prix at the weekend, although seemingly not for very good reasons. However there was plenty going on yesterday to keep us going. It won't be like that all off season!
Daily: 2nd November 2009 - That was it then! Not exactly the season ending cliffhanger that we all wanted, but I suppose it was a nice relaxing way to round off the year. Now the off-season begins in earnest and I can't tell you all the stuff we have planned to keep you entertained. It'll be great.
Daily: 1st November 2009 - It's a brand new month, and we are looking at a brand new circuit for the final race of the year. Abu Dhabi has looked stunning but so far the action has left quite a lot to be desired. Meanwhile, there is plenty to talk about as the season draws to a close:
Daily: 31st October 2009 - It's Halloween!! Well, it will be at this time tonight. Are you going to any parties? Dressing up? Or simply eating a lot of sweets? I know what sounds good to me. I carved a pumpkin once and it was gross. Anyway, here are some F1 things to discuss...
Daily: 30th October 2009 - At last we have reached Friday. Yesterday was another rubbish Thursday for me, so I am glad we have finally made it to the end of the week. It's also Free Practice Friday, and we get to see the brand new track in action.
Daily: 29th October 2009 - Can it really be Thursday already? Oh well, Thursday it is then. We are just one day away from seeing the brand new Yas Marina circuit in action, and I don't know about anyone else, but I am intrigued to see how that pit lane exit works out for everyone.
Daily: 28th October 2009 - It is Wednesday, and that means we are about to start properly talking about Abu Dhabi. I mentioned it on Monday, but it still doesn't seem like it's really happening yet. Hopefully, when the schedule appears, it will seem more exciting.
Daily: 27th October 2009 - It is the 300th day of the year today, which is a nice round number. I approve. It's also Tuesday, which means we're well underway in the week now. Here are some of the things we're talking about.
Daily: 26th October 2009 - Lo and behold, we are now entering the last week of the 2009 season, with the build-up to Abu Dhabi starting now. Even though the championships are no longer at stake, there's still some racing to be had.
Daily: 25th October 2009 - We spent quite a lot of Saturday finishing off our move, but at least we are done now. All bar the unpacking of the boxes this end. I'll save that for another day though, eh? Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about at the moment.
Daily: 24th October 2009 - The news we were waiting for yesterday was not as exciting as one might have expected, as it wasn't really a surprise, was it? Nevertheless it has captured the imagination of many.
Daily: 23rd October 2009 - We have reached Friday at long last, and it is, of course, FIA elections day. I have no doubt it will be impossible to avoid it, and we may even have another breakout thread at long last! Still, I would like to reserve the daily as my F1 Happy Place, thank you.
Daily: 22nd October 2009 - Here we are at Thursday, and it's time to start thinking about the weekend. It's the last free weekend before the end of the season, when there will be weeks without racing, and we'll finally be able to get stuff done.
Daily: 21st October 2009 - Apparently it is Apple Day today, and that is not to do with the iPod people, but more to do with apples and orchards. Once again, I don't know how you are supposed to celebrate these things, but I think a good apple crumble is on the cards. Meanwhile, F1 related stuff.
Daily: 20th October 2009 - Roll on Tuesday then, and it appears that yesterday I missed the opportunity to wish Heikki Kovalainen a happy birthday. I must say a belated Happy Birthday, then, and also a #sorryAmy.
Daily: 19th October 2009 - Naturally, we are still recovering from the events of yesterday, not only a massive championship-deciding race, but also hosting the debrief into the late hours. Still, that doesn't take any shine off what was another awesome weekend in F1.
Daily: 18th October 2009 - Yesterday was something to behold, wasn't it? For those of us watching qualifying, we had quite a long time to wait to get to the results. For those who didn't, the highlights will sum it all up for you in a much more sensible amount of time!
Daily: 17th October 2009 - Friday turns into Saturday and there is one more Free Practice session to enjoy before the best part of the weekend is upon us. Qualifying for this crucial championship race will be something to behold, I'm sure.
Daily: 16th October 2009 - Free Practice Friday has reached us once more and we are in Brazil, this time not for the last race of the year. It feels very odd to think that there's another race after Brazil, and it will feel even stranger if the championship is decided this race.
Daily: 15th October 2009 - We have reached that dreaded day of Thursday, but it turns out that some people have been experience Thursday symptoms on a Wednesday and sometimes, more annoyingly, on a Friday. We are going to have to do more to contain it, I think. Anyway, here are some F1 related things to discuss.
Daily: 14th October 2009 - Today is World Standards Day, and supposedly this is to celebrate those who create and uphold standards in organisations. Do we need to come up with some Sidepodcast standards? For instance, pandas must be mentioned at least once a day? Or Mr C must bake a cupcake at least once a year and document it on a live show? What do you think?
Daily: 13th October 2009 - Monday is over and done with then, so we're onto Tuesday. Things are ramping up towards Brazil as teams start releasing their preview press releases and we start looking at the weather forecasts. Here are some of the things we're talking about.
Daily: 12th October 2009 - It's Lou's birthday today! Lou has been commenting on the site since August 2007 and I know that everyone will want to wish her a happy birthday. Today is the day to do it. We're also talking about some F1 related things today, though.
Daily: 11th October 2009 - It was a quiet day on Sidepodcast yesterday as we were (and are still) in the process of moving furniture about. There was some racing in the evening though, so plenty to keep you all occupied.
Daily: 10th October 2009 - Apparently today is the Day of Finnish Literature in Finland, of course, which should make Amy very happy. Perhaps we should challenge her to read a Finnish book or something. Anyway, we are busy moving house (again) but here are some of the things we're talking about.
Daily: 9th October 2009 - Yesterday was a relatively quiet news day, compared to those we have seen over the past few days. Things are slowing down momentarily, just before everything ramps up again for Brazil. Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about.
Daily: 8th October 2009 - It's turning out to be quite a difficult week at Sidepodcast Towers, as we stumble from one disaster to the next. That being the case, I would like all comments today to be happy and fluffy. Don't make me start going on about rolling meadows and whiskers on kittens and stuff like that.
Daily: 7th October 2009 - We are midway through the week now, and apparently this is the 280th day of the year. That is quite a lot of the year gone already, huh? Still, here are some of the things we're talking about.
Daily: 6th October 2009 - We are into Tuesday already, which means Monday is well and truly gone. I don't know about anyone else, but I found it to be quite a stressful one. Turning towards today instead, then, here are some of the things we're discussing.
Daily: 5th October 2009 - It's been quite a manic weekend both on and off track. The Japanese Grand Prix held plenty of surprise, not all of them good. Meanwhile, Sidepodcast Towers began their first weekend of moving house.
Daily: 4th October 2009 - Hands up who knows what went on yesterday? Could you explain it to the rest of us? It was madness, and whilst I know we haven't yet unravelled it all completely, I'm kinda hoping for more of the same today. It's about time we had a race that wasn't straightforward.
Daily: 3rd October 2009 - We're all feeling the after effects of staying up/getting up to watch what was essentially a non-existant Free Practice session. Well, I say "we" but I slept through all bar one installation lap from Alguersuari.
Daily: 2nd October 2009 - It's Free Practice Friday, and we'll be up in just a couple of hours to watch the first action in Japan. The drivers are all bigging up the weekend, so let's hope it lives up to expectations.
Daily: 1st October 2009 - It's October, a brand new month, and things are showing no signs of slowing down in Formula 1. In fact, it's all gearing up, as the championship could be over this weekend.
Daily: 30th September 2009 - It's the last day of September, which means there are just three more months until the end of the year. It also means all the shops are looking at Christmas already, which is ridiculous.
Daily: 29th September 2009 - Sorry, can someone tell me where Monday went? I must have missed. I can't really say I want it back, you know, it is Monday, after all. It went rather quickly for me, what about anyone else?
Daily: 28th September 2009 - Monday is upon us again, and we have only the briefest amount of time to recover from Singapore before turning our attention to Japan. However, it is still all about the night race, and here's what we've been talking about.
Daily: 27th September 2009 - All eyes are still on Singapore, as the racing gets underway today. It's been an interesting weekend so far, with plenty to talk about, so hopefully there is more to come.
Daily: 26th September 2009 - It is both qualifying day and Franck day today, as there is the small matter of a Petit Le Mans race to attend to later. Before that though, I am looking forward to my first lie in for a while. How are you guys spending your weekend?
Daily: 25th September 2009 - We have reached Friday and it is Free Practice day in Singapore. Things have been about Renault all week, so it would be nice if some other teams got a mention.
Daily: 24th September 2009 - We have reached Thursday already, and today is IRL driver Ryan Briscoe's birthday. I've kind of heard of him, but only through vaguely following Franck through a couple of races. I think I preferred it when it was Montoya's birthday, but there you go.
Daily: 23rd September 2009 - Halfway through the week now, and it is Robert Doornbos' birthday. The former Minardi/Red Bull driver was last seen (by me anyway) driving around in the IndyCar series, probably getting in the way of Franck.
Daily: 22nd September 2009 - It was a big day in F1 news yesterday, as we saw both the Renault hearing done and dusted, plus the announcement of the 2010 calendar. I wonder if today will be any quieter?
Daily: 21st September 2009 - So... that happened. Quite tired. More later.
Daily: 20th September 2009 - Here we go then, the day is finally upon us and it is all about Sidepodradio. Doesn't matter if there is any F1 news going on, we've got a whole host of shows to keep you occupied. I imagine the majority of today's conversation will be in the upcoming threads, but for now, here's what we're talking about...
Daily: 19th September 2009 - The countdown is on to the big Sidepodradio event tomorrow and I don't know about you but it is all go at Sidepodcast Towers, scurrying around trying to get things completed in time. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 18th September 2009 - Yesterday went by without a single breakout thread, which means it must have been relatively quiet in the world of Formula 1. Suddenly, it is Friday, and the end of the week already, which is always a good thing.
Daily: 17th September 2009 - Thursday is upon us again, and as ever, it was not a quiet day in the world of Formula 1 yesterday. I am sure I mentioned hoping for a bit of peace, so if I do that again today, what on earth else will happen?
Daily: 16th September 2009 - There were breakout threads all over the place yesterday as the news kept on pouring in. Personally, I'm hoping for a bit of a calmer day today, but you just never know with F1. Here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 15th September 2009 - Apparently, it is the International Day of Democracy today. I don't really know how you would go about celebrating something like that, but it certainly seems like the FIA should try and do something to observe it. At least then we'd know they understand what democracy is.
Daily: 14th September 2009 - With the race weekend out the way, we are now starting to realise that Sidepodradio is only week away. Argh! In the true spirit of Sidepodcast, we will bury our heads in the sand, and reminisce about the weekend that was...
Daily: 13th September 2009 - Race day once more, and at Sidepodcast Towers that means nachos, plus the diet Coke I sent Mr C out for yesterday. What will you be enjoying today? Here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 12th September 2009 - We're into Saturday now, and it's qualifying day - we continue to argue this is the best part of the race weekend. Let us know if you disagree! Anyway, there is plenty going on in the paddock, not all of it confined to the track, so here's what we're talking about...
Daily: 11th September 2009 - Here we are then, it is Friday, it is Monza, and it is Free Practice day. The racing action gets underway once more, and as ever, we'll be live commenting every session. I hope you can join us throughout the day. Meanwhile, here are some of the things that have caught our attention...
Daily: 10th September 2009 - Ahhh, it's was 09/09/09 yesterday and I missed marking it? Today it is 10/09/09 and that's not special at all, is it? Rubbish. Anyway, on to more Formula 1 shaped things.
Daily: 9th September 2009 - 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.
Daily: 8th September 2009 - Today is apparently National Literacy Day, so... why not read a book, or something? Anyway, useless fact of the day out the way, here are some of the things we're talking about at the moment.
Daily: 7th September 2009 - I don't know about anyone else, but that weekend went way too quickly for my liking. One minute I was counting down the hours to hometime on Friday, the next it is time to wake up for Monday morning. Boo.
Daily: 6th September 2009 - There was little in the way of F1 news yesterday, and by little I mean absolutely nothing. Hence there was no F1 Minute either, which is annoying, because I do like doing those 60 second snippets.
Daily: 5th September 2009 - The weekend is upon us, so it's time for you to let us know what you're up to. It's a non-race weekend, so I hope you're all doing something exciting. We want to know about it. Don't forget about the inaugural Sidepodfilmclub showing of Talladega Nights later, as well.
Daily: 4th September 2009 - Friday at long last, and even though we were lucky enough to have a bank holiday on Monday, it has still felt like a long week to me. For those returning to school, it is probably even longer, so let's talk about something else. It's Friday!
Daily: 3rd September 2009 - Well, it was all go yesterday. Even when there is not a huge amount of F1 related news, we still find plenty to blog and talk about. Here are some of the things under discussion at the moment.
Daily: 2nd September 2009 - Today is Olivier Panis' birthday, and that is a name I vaguely recognise from my early days of watching Formula 1. If I recall correctly, Panis left Toyota as test driver making way for Franck to test there, and I can't decide if this is a good thing or a bad thing.
Daily: 1st September 2009 - A new month is upon us, and this is the month of Sidepodradio. Don't forget to keep your eye on the wiki and get involved. Some new slots have opened up on the schedule, so perhaps you'd like to come up with a show - F1 related or otherwise?
Daily: 31st August 2009 - We are at the very last day of August now, and for those of us in the UK that means a Bank Holiday. We are still recovering from what was an excellent Belgian GP, though, so I don't imagine we will be up to anything exciting.
Daily: 30th August 2009 - No one could have predicted the qualifying order from yesterday, and I wouldn't ask you to have a guess at what's going to happen in the race today. It was great fun though, and am expecting more of the same.
Daily: 29th August 2009 - Qualifying day is upon us and with all the Free Practice action we saw yesterday, we are none the wiser about who will do well. It looks as though McLaren are back on form, but perhaps the final practice session this morning will help us get a clearer picture.
Daily: 28th August 2009 - Free Practice Friday again, already, and hopefully we will see more enjoyment today than we did this time last week. Actually, that's a given because we're not in the land of concrete. Anyway, here are some of the things we're discussing...
Daily: 27th August 2009 - It is Mark Webber's birthday today, and he was born in 1976 which makes him 33 years young. Webber will be spending his day preparing for the upcoming race in Spa, so will he get cake? We can only hope so. Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about at the moment...
Daily: 26th August 2009 - Halfway through the week already, and almost at the end of August. Time is ticking ever onwards, and we've just got six races left to go. Is it all still up for grabs, or are the winners as obvious as when the season started?
Daily: 25th August 2009 - We're into Tuesday already, and that means just minutes after finishing up the F1 podcast goodness for the weekend in Valencia, teams are already producing their preview quotes for Spa. Not exactly easing us back in gently after the summer break.
Daily: 24th August 2009 - With Valencia out of the way, we will already be turning our attention to the next race at Spa. I thought we had got all the back-to-back goings on at the beginning of the season, but apparently it is not so.
Daily: 23rd August 2009 - You may know this as the day of the European Grand Prix at Valencia. Here at Sidepodcast Towers, this is known as Franck Day! The Frenchman will be lining up 8th on the grid at Sonoma tonight. There is no way I'm going to be able to stay up to watch him, but I will try my very best.
Daily: 22nd August 2009 - Free Practice was a bizarre thing to be hold. The morning session was even less interesting than I thought it was going to be, whilst the afternoon more than made up for it. Goodness knows what today is going to bring.
Daily: 21st August 2009 - Here we are then, finally we have reached our first Free Practice Friday for about a month. I have already forgotten how to do the Digest, so I'm curious to know if I'll be able to get everything ready throughout today.
Daily: 20th August 2009 - It's Thursday once more, but it should be a better day for me as I'm off work and enjoying a week at home. We'll see though. Let me know how your Thursday goes, and check in with the comments often, so we know it's going okay.
Daily: 19th August 2009 - It's my Dad's birthday today, so I'm abusing my powers to say Happy Birthday to him. I am taking him out for the day to celebrate, and that means going into the big, wide world. Expect comments and pictures as we go.
Daily: 18th August 2009 - We're into Tuesday already, and it's time to start turning our attention to the European Grand Prix. Many of the teams have released their GP previews already, and they are all starting to talk up their chances in Valencia.
Daily: 17th August 2009 - The start of another week, and for myself at least, a good one. I am not at work this week, and can spend my days doing leisurely things, such as editing podcasts, and sorting out Sidepodradio bits and pieces.
Daily: 16th August 2009 - We are into Sunday now, and Mr C and I are recovering from our afternoon at Giggles' house. There is plenty to look at on the live streaming playground, if you missed any of the fun. We were still investigating the Qik possibilities and there's still a lot to be learnt.
Daily: 15th August 2009 - It's the weekend, and also Carl Edwards birthday today. He's a NASCAR driver, I know, but we seem to be branching out all the time, so that shouldn't worry you. Here are some of the other things we're talking about...
Daily: 14th August 2009 - Friday at last, and it is the final F1 free weekend of the summer break. I know a lot of you are missing the racing, but make the most of the time off and do something exciting. Maybe even go outside? But make sure you stay in touch, it's scary out there.
Daily: 13th August 2009 - It is that day of the week again, but we'll pretend it isn't and maybe it'll be a good day anyway. Apparently it is also International Lefthanders Day, in which we celebrate those who use their left hands and recognise the inconveniences of a dominant right-handed world.
Daily: 12th August 2009 - Yesterday was a good day in Sidepodcast Towers, and whilst I would usually be dreading the appearance of Thursday tomorrow, instead I am still happy about the great Tuesday we had yesterday. Let's see how long this lasts.
Daily: 11th August 2009 - It is Lucas di Grassi's birthday today. The Brazilian is 25 years old today, and must be sad that the factories are all shut, because it means he won't get a cake. Still, with so many new teams turning up next year, does di Grassi have a shot at a race seat?
Daily: 10th August 2009 - We've reached and passed the mid-point of the summer break, which means it's all downhill from here. Things are quiet with the factories closed, but we are still managing to keep ourselves amused.
Daily: 9th August 2009 - Sunday rolls around, and it's worth noting for anyone wondering that there won't be a live show tonight. However, we'll be around all day for comments, so you can still come and talk to us.
Daily: 8th August 2009 - According to Wikipedia, it is Andy Priaulx's birthday today. What's he up to these days? I mean, probably he'll be celebrating today, but in racing terms? Anyway, here are some of the things we're discussing at the moment...
Daily: 7th August 2009 - It's Friday at last, and that means we're heading into another weekend. We know that Jon is busy this weekend, and will most likely return sans voice, but what are you up to? Let us know.
Daily: 6th August 2009 - Here we are again, horrible Thursday, but I won't let it get me down, and neither should you. There's plenty going on to distract from what day of the week it is, so let's get right down to the F1 stuff.
Daily: 5th August 2009 - We are halfway through the week now, and it seems as though things are getting nasty in the world of F1. Piquet's having a go at Renault, Ferrari are having a go at Williams, who's next? Meanwhile, here at Sidepodcast, we're being nice to each other!
Daily: 4th August 2009 - Morning all. Today is the day that Dom Perignon supposedly invented champagne way back in 1693. I wonder what the podium ceremonies would be like if that had never happened. We have replacement champagne these days but what if the bubbles had never been invented in the first place?
Daily: 3rd August 2009 - Hello one and all! I have missed you, and I have missed writing these little posts every night. We have only been away a few days but we are back... sort of. Check out our explanation of what went wrong for us last week, and what we're doing to try and fix it here.
Daily: 2nd August 2009 - The ever-lasting hiatus continues as Sidepodcast Towers takes a break from all things Formula One. Here is your daily thread, that was written days in advance, so will contain no information of relevance.
Daily: 1st August 2009 - Wow, it's a new month already. Hasn't time flown this year? Unreal. By now you'll know that we're on hiatus, so this is your pre-scheduled daily post to keep the conversation flowing.
Daily: 31st July 2009 - We are still on hiatus, but it's a new day which means it's time for a new (scheduled in advance) daily post. I wonder what topics you are all talking about.
Daily: 30th July 2009 - Yes, it's all true. Sidepodcast is on hiatus. This daily thread is here to keep you all occupied whilst Mr C and I take a break from anything Formula 1 related, which includes this site.
Daily: 29th July 2009 - We're midway through the week now, and apparently it is National Anthem Day in Romania. I don't quite understand why an anthem needs a day dedicated to it, and I can only imagine that it means the song gets played a lot.
Daily: 28th July 2009 - We are at Tuesday already, which means it's time for another daily post, and that means more links and news to keep you going. The good news is that this weekend's Debrief is edited, so if you haven't already, you can hear the condensed version.
Daily: 27th July 2009 - We're headlong into another week now, and facing several of them without races. For us here at Sidepodcast Towers, this is good as we can get round to all those things "on the list" that have been put off for breaking F1 news. However, we will endeavour to keep you entertained during the summer break.
Daily: 26th July 2009 - Of course today all our thoughts are with Massa, and we're hoping for more good news updates from the hospital. However, it is still race day and we should still enjoy what we can of the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Daily: 25th July 2009 - Qualifying day is always the best one of the weekend here at Sidepodcast Towers in terms of F1 action, and then Sunday is better for podcasting fun. However, I get ahead of myself. Having seen some Free Practice laps today, are we in a better position to know what to expect?
Daily: 24th July 2009 - Friday is here, and that can only mean it is Free Practice day in Hungary. Now Free Practice is usually the least exciting day of the race weekend, and if you multiply that by being at the Hungaroring, we're not expecting much.
Daily: 23rd July 2009 - Thursday is upon us already, and the only way to sum it up is the day between the F1 Digest Preview, and the F1 Digest Free Practice show. However, there are some interesting things rumbling along in the F1 paddock, and here's what we're talking about...
Daily: 22nd July 2009 - Apparently it is rat-catcher's day today, which is not a pleasant thought to start the day with, but it does commemorate the Pied Piper of Hamelin, which makes it slightly better. Wikipedia says it is just like Secretary's Day, but presumably with more rats.
Daily: 21st July 2009 - Monday is over already? What happened? Where did it go? If it wasn't such an unpopular day, I would ask for it back already. Oh, well, I guess I must turn my attention to Tuesday instead. Here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 20th July 2009 - It was a terrible day in the world of motorsport yesterday, but here's hoping today is a better one. We've got lots going on in the world of Sidepodcast, which is good as we ramp up to the Hungarian weekend.
Daily: 19th July 2009 - It seems to be a weekend of no news so far, which is on the one hand a bit of a relief, but on the other, makes the daily a little bit tricky. That means I have to fall back to Wikipedia for news, and apparently today is the day that the Mary Rose sank off the coast of Portsmouth in 1545. Now you know.
Daily: 18th July 2009 - As it's the weekend, it's time to share the love and see what people have been blogging about. In fact, there are a lot of good posts doing the rounds at the moment, so here's just a few of them...
Daily: 17th July 2009 - Friday has arrived at long last, and we are well on the way to getting to the weekend. There is news aplenty in the F1 world, so let's see what's going on...
Daily: 16th July 2009 - Here we are then, hideous Thursday, although today is quite cool as it's the anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11. I know we have quite a lot of Sidepodspace fans, so that one is for you. Here are some other things we're talking about...
Daily: 15th July 2009 - Middle of the week time again, and already attention has turned to Hungary. The rumours are that Piquet won't keep his seat at Renault, but haven't we been saying that all year? Anyway, here are some of the other things we're talking about...
Daily: 14th July 2009 - On this day, six years ago, the US government confirmed the existence of Area 51. I know this isn't even remotely F1 related, but I do find the relation between potential extraterrestrial life and certain paddock regulars an interesting concept.
Daily: 13th July 2009 - It's Jarno Trulli's birthday today, the Italian hitting the grand age of 35 years old. I wonder if he will have any of his wine to celebrate the day, or if he will be sulking over finishing the German Grand Prix in 17th place, whilst his pitlane starting friend in Glock ended up 9th. Poor Trulli.
Daily: 12th July 2009 - I am writing this as we record during the live rehearsals, so forgive me if it doesn't make any sense. We thought we would try practising some more stuff, so if you want to see what happened, then check it out here.
Daily: 11th July 2009 - Qualifying day, and if you're anything like us, this is the best day of the weekend. We're very much looking forward to watching the battle for pole position, and hope you'll join us when the live commenting threads appear.
Daily: 10th July 2009 - Apparently, according to the people's encyclopedia, Dublin was founded on this day in 988AD. If ever there was cause for a celebratory Guinness that would be it, but get this - Odense in Denmark was founded on the same day. Double the fun!
Daily: 9th July 2009 - It's tough being an F1 fan at the moment. If you're on Twitter, all you need is the hashtag #f1happyplace and you'll be fine. Whilst you're having a look at that, here are some SPC things to chat about...
Daily: 8th July 2009 - I hope everyone is having a good week so far, but if not, it's the mid-point today - Wednesday. Things can only get better, and if they don't get better then we're closer to the weekend than we were before.
Daily: 7th July 2009 - Today is the seventh day of the seventh month, and things are looking up in terms of Formula 1 news. Teams and drivers are starting to look forward to Germany, and in that case, so should we.
Daily: 6th July 2009 - With both Goodwood and Wimbledon over and done with, it's time to regroup and turn our attention back to Formula 1. Sadly, there is little going on at the moment, but things should be ramping up towards the German Grand Prix as the week progresses.
Daily: 5th July 2009 - We are now celebrating Goodwood Sunday, plus Wimbledon Finals day for the men's game and... actually, I think that's about it. Still, it is set to be a good day, and we are having a pretty good, relaxing weekend at SPC Towers. Finally, we are sitting back and taking stock of what we have got, and trying to improve things rather than bring new technology on board.
Daily: 4th July 2009 - It is Independence Day today, although Mr C and I also recognise it as the day Will Smith helps save us from aliens. Bruce has got the meteorites covered and Will knows what he's doing with those UFOs, what could go wrong?
Daily: 3rd July 2009 - It is young Sebastian Vettel's birthday today, so I suppose he is one year less young now. I wonder if he will ever not be "young" Seb? Anyway, the first person to mention Little Britain gets a lifetime ban from Sidepodcast (this sentence not included, obviously).
Daily: 2nd July 2009 - It's Thursday already, and whilst this is not a revered day amongst the Sidepodcommunity, we are hurtling towards the Goodwood weekend. A few people are heading to the Festival of Speed, and I bet the excitement is building. Don't forget to leave us a voicemail from the grounds, if you are going: 0121 28 87225.
Daily: 1st July 2009 - It is essentially the halfway point of the year today, with 182 days gone, and 183 still to go. On the one hand, this year is absolutely flying and it's ridiculous that it is July already. On the other, I feel like June went really slowly and Le Mans seems like eons ago.
Daily: 30th June 2009 - The last day of June has rolled around (already!?) and it is Ralf Schumacher's birthday today. Yes, him, the other Schumacher. I wonder what he will be doing to celebrate his 34th birthday. Anyway, here are some of the things we've been talking about...
Daily: 29th June 2009 - It is Monday once more and we are thrown headlong into another week. With the extended break before Germany, though, we are not counting down to a race weekend, but rather another 'off' weekend. Still, as it is only Monday, that would be looking quite far ahead, wouldn't it?
Daily: 28th June 2009 - It is Sunday. Mr C and I enjoyed a nice day off from Sidepodcast yesterday, which involved watching the tennis, blogging a bit, catching up on RSS feeds, and commenting. Okay, technically not going completely cold turkey but we have already established that isn't possible.
Daily: 27th June 2009 - It's the weekend! It's been a long old week (aren't they all?) and I don't know about you but I am looking forward to some downtime. Whilst there is no racing for a couple of weeks, I'm pretty sure there'll be enough F1 nonsense to keep us going.
Daily: 26th June 2009 - It was all going much too well, and then Max came along and ruined it. It was bound to happen on Thursday, because that is never a good day, and now we are left with the repurcussions once more. Bah. Instead, I will talk about other things going on in F1...
Daily: 25th June 2009 - Whilst searching for any reasons today might be notable, I discovered that it is Johnny Herbert's birthday. The former race winner is 45 today and, according to Wikipedia, was last seen in the Speedcar Series. Meanwhile, things are stirring in the F1 world...
Daily: 24th June 2009 - We're in the middle of the week now, and I promise not to mention Wimbledon once. Oops, I just did. Never mind, today is supposed to be the next big thing in the journey to the end of Formula 1, so perhaps I should focus on F1 for a bit.
Daily: 23rd June 2009 - I have finally caught up with all the British GP podcasting goodness, but it has, in turn, made me a day behind on all things Wimbledon. Yesterday I watched a preview, today I hope to consume as much as possible to be back on track.
Daily: 22nd June 2009 - We weren't expecting to be incredibly behind schedule this weekend, but that's exactly how it turned out. There are two F1 Digest shows expected out later today, however the Debrief is already up! At least something is going right.
Daily: 21st June 2009 - It is the longest day, today, the height of summer. It will also be a very long day for our guys out on track, and no doubt for us as well. Also, from here on in, the dark days of winter will be drawing in and it feels that way for Formula 1 as a whole as well, doesn't it?
Daily: 20th June 2009 - If you missed the events of yesterday, you'll be needing to look at this photograph. Hand on heart, Rob Smedley is every bit as fantastic in person as he appears on the TV/Radio and Sidepodcast loves him to pieces.
Daily: 19th June 2009 - Thankfully it is Friday once more, and not only does that mean that Thursday has passed, but Free Practice gets underway in just a few short hours. As ever, the politics continues to cast a shadow over it all, as does the fact that this is Silverstone's last Grand Prix, but we won't let it get us down.
Daily: 18th June 2009 - It's Thursday now, which is never a good thing, but more importantly, it is Waterloo Day. This is to do with the battle and not to be confused with April 6, which is the Abba day. Anyway, here are some F1 related things to talk about...
Daily: 17th June 2009 - It's the day after the night before and I can only imagine what kind of sugar hangover I will have after all that Milky Bar. Nevertheless, the week goes on, and here are some of the things we're talking about at the moment:
Daily: 16th June 2009 - Usually, I would have a look at Wikipedia and dig out what kind of special day it is today so that I can share a random fact with you good people. I don't need to do that today, because I know what day it is - it is an important day in the Sidepodworld.
Daily: 15th June 2009 - Here we are, Monday once again, and the Le Mans weekend is over. It wasn't the result I was hoping for, naturally, but it was still a good race, and a really fun thing to experience with all our Sidepodfriends (coined by Jeremy).
Daily: 14th June 2009 - We are right in the middle of live commenting Le Mans, so if you haven't joined in yet, then get over there and start talking (up until 2pm). For those not interested in the endurance event, here are some F1 things to discuss...
Daily: 13th June 2009 - Some important things happened yesterday in the world of Formula 1, but if you were anything like me, you were busy hiding out in the daily thread thinking happy thoughts. Sadly, they have run out now, and it is back to the politics in F1. Thankfully, it doesn't matter because it is Franck Day!!
Daily: 12th June 2009 - Friday at last, and I now have another joinee to my 'Thursdays are bad' club. Thankfully, we are heading straight towards the weekend now, and not before time. Here are some of the things being talked about at the moment...
Daily: 11th June 2009 - It's qualifying day at Le Mans, which means that today is a mini-Franck day (and anyone else who might be driving). Saturday/Sunday will be the big Franck weekend, so be prepared for some obsessive-ness over the weekend.
Daily: 10th June 2009 - You know it is a slow news day when the daily post reverts to telling you what kind of public holidays are being celebrated on the date in question. Today, 10th June is Portugal Day in... well, Portugal, obviously. I don't know what kind of celebrations take place on a day such as this, but I like it.
Daily: 9th June 2009 - 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...
Daily: 8th June 2009 - With seven races under our belts, it's looking more and more like the championships will be sealed early. However, the points margin is still attainable and it's just a matter of another team mounting the charge and getting the job done. Is anyone capable?
Daily: 7th June 2009 - Race day in Turkey, and we're looking forward to it in Sidepodcast Towers, it's been a good weekend so far and hopefully the race will live up to expectations. Here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 6th June 2009 - We're into the weekend now, and I realise I haven't asked what you're all doing? Our plans are naturally structured around the Formula 1, but perhaps there are others out there who might be... gasp... going outside or something. Let us know, anyway.
Daily: 5th June 2009 - Free Practice Day is upon us at last. Perhaps it is just me, but it feels like an age since we were watching those cars wind their way through the streets of Monaco. I'm looking forward to seeing them in action once again, but slightly worried that the weekend will be overshadowed by nonsense.
Daily: 4th June 2009 - Welcome to the fourth day of the sixth month of 2009 - the 155th day of the year, with 210 to go before the year end. It was a relatively quiet day yesterday, the quiet before the Turkish storm, you might say.
Daily: 3rd June 2009 - Wednesday already, and according to Wikipedia, it is also Dave Richards birthday. I guess he will be holding off any massive celebrations until next week, when the 2010 entrants are revealed. Happy birthday anyway, Mr Richards.
Daily: 2nd June 2009 - And there it was gone. The first day of the new month has passed us by already, and we are well on our way to the Turkish Grand Prix weekend. It was a much quieter news day yesterday, with the only revelations being teams not signing up for next year.
Daily: 1st June 2009 - Apparently, not only is it the first day of a brand new month, it is also International Children's Day. With that in mind, we should be very aware of the cry "Won't somebody think of the children?" which has been used a couple of times in the comments already this week.
Daily: 31st May 2009 - And so we come to the last day in May. At least I think it is. Yesterday, I managed to head up my daily post with the wrong date and confuse everyone in the process. Fingers crossed I am more factually correct today.
Daily: 30th May 2009 - We're into Saturday now, which is quite a relief because it really has been one of those weeks. For whatever reason, four day weeks just seem to be harder than their five-day counterparts. Anyway, let's see what's happening in the world of Sidepodcast...
Daily: 29th May 2009 - The end of the week is upon us, and so, almost is the end of May. I'm not entirely sure where the year is going - I'm convinced someone is stealing it but I have no proof. Anyway, here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 28th May 2009 - Well, the big news is all about Williams, of course, but until we start to see reactions from the other teams, or find out more about what FOTA discussed in their meetings today, we have little else to go on. Therefore we are discussing other things...
Daily: 27th May 2009 - Halfway through the week and the fun is just beginning. Lukeh discovered that FOTA are meeting again today to discuss whether they will be entering 2010 or not... and time is running out.
Daily: 26th May 2009 - For those of us that enjoyed a bank holiday yesterday, it's straight back into the working week now. Nevertheless, there is plenty going on this week for us to discuss, and here are some of the things we've been talking about recently...
Daily: 25th May 2009 - We're recovering from Monaco today (and the Indy 500 if you partake of such things), and thankfully in the UK we have another bank holiday to make the most of. Others are not so lucky, but let us know what you're up to either way.
Daily: 24th May 2009 - It is race day in Monaco, then, and we have lost Joe again for the second time in two days. Damn, we are careless with this man. Must try harder. Nevertheless, here are some of the things we've been talking about...
Daily: 23rd May 2009 - It seems as though all the talking that the teams and Max did yesterday has cheered them up a little, even if they haven't come to any kind of conclusion yet. This is good as we're heading straight back into the racing today, with Free Practice and Qualifying.
Daily: 22nd May 2009 - It's the quiet before the storm now, with Free Practice under our belts and a whole day of confusion before we get to see qualifying. Hands up who thought it was the weekend today? Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about...
Daily: 21st May 2009 - It's Free Practice day in Monaco today, and it's confusing me greatly, because I am not supposed to like Thursdays. Nevertheless, the action gets underway, and thank goodness for that! Here are some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 20th May 2009 - Halfway through the week, some would call it hump day, I think, as it is all downhill from here. Plus we are now only one day away from getting to see those cars in action again, which will brighten up all our weeks.
Daily: 19th May 2009 - I did not realise this, but apparently we are into the second day of Spock Obsession Awareness Week. Who knew there was such a thing, and was the Star Trek movie released to coincide with this? Anyway, here are some of the things we're discussing in the F1 world...
Daily: 18th May 2009 - We've had a pretty good, relaxing weekend at Sidepodcast Towers. Always busy, but nothing hectic, so we approach this week with trepidation. The Monaco GP weekend is fast approaching and the schedules will be mixed up with Free Practice on a Thursday.
Daily: 17th May 2009 - For those who have been expecting a mini series this week, I apologise that there isn't one. We contemplated taking a weekend off (shock, horror!), but decided to do a live show instead. If you're around about 7pm tonight, then tune in, and you never know what we'll be up to.
Daily: 16th May 2009 - We're heading into the weekend now, so it's about time you told us what you're up to. I'm writing this at 2am on the morning of the daily post, with a little rosé under my belt. No doubt I'll be asleep by the time you read this.
Daily: 15th May 2009 - Apparently today is the 'International Day of Families' and this year's theme is 'Challenges in a Changing World.' Nice and fitting, as we heard this week about Felipe Baby actually having a baby. Anyway, here's some of the things we're talking about...
Daily: 14th May 2009 - I was browsing the Wikipedia entry for May 14th for some kind of interesting fact, and found that Stirling Moss won the Monaco GP on this day in 1961. The people's encyclopedia also says that Moss removed the side panels of his Lotus to help keep him cool. Crikey!
Daily: 13th May 2009 - We're halfway through the week now and it's far from the quiet news week I thought it might be. Nevertheless, here are some of the other things we're talking about...
Daily: 12th May 2009 - The teams are threatening to pull out of the sport and we're hearing complaints about the budget caps all over the place. However, it's time to look to the positives, and see what else is happening following the Spanish GP...
Daily: 11th May 2009 - With the Spanish Grand Prix over, there's a lull in the action before Monaco in two weeks time. It's good for us as we get a rest, but there'll still be news to discuss, such as...
Daily: 10th May 2009 - Yesterday was a surprising day in F1 land, as we saw Ferrari show improvements and make the same old mistakes. However, there were other things rumbling on outside of the Barcelona action that caught our eye.
Daily: 9th May 2009 - Free Practice was probably about what we were expecting - Piquet wasn't particularly impressive, the BMWs were hit and miss, and Alonso was doing his best to show off for the crowds. Here's to more of the same today.
Daily: 8th May 2009 - Free Practice gets underway today, so we will finally get back to the racing action. It's been a good couple of weeks, so it'll be nice to see those cars going round and round again. Meanwhile, here's what we've been talking about...
Daily: 7th May 2009 - I am taking back the reigns of the Daily post, thanks to Mr C for covering. We're both still under the weather, if we're honest, but we're soldiering on because there's some good racing around the corner, I just know it.
Daily: 6th May 2009 - The other half of Sidepodcast has now been taken out by whatever made me unwell last weekend, so the daily post once again falls on my watch. Luckily I am useful enough to be able to type, unfortunately covering the day's F1 news with brevity and panache isn't my thing, so the F1 Minute podcast is having a bit of a rest right now.
Daily: 5th May 2009 - It's back to work then, if you weren't already, and now we can start turning our attention to the Spanish Grand Prix. Preview quotes are beginning to emerge from teams, and there's plenty of chatter about what to expect once we get going again in Barcelona.
Daily: 4th May 2009 - It was a really quiet day yesterday, so we had to come up with other ways to amuse ourselves, like record a panel and debrief show. With it being a beautiful bank holiday in the UK, these should both be edited and available later today, but no promises, as I am coming down with the sniffles.
Daily: 3rd May 2009 - Well, there really is no F1 news at the moment, which is only fair, as we're taking a nice break and I guess the F1 people are as well. That being said, here are some of the other motorsport news happening at the moment...
Daily: 2nd May 2009 - Heading into the weekend now, apparently it's David Beckham's birthday today. Good to know, hey, fact fans? Anyway, it seems to be a quiet time in F1 at the moment, as teams have a rest before Spain, and digest the budget cap information.
Daily: 1st May 2009 - We are starting a brand new month today, and for those of us in the UK we're heading into a bank holiday weekend. That means the weather is no doubt going to be bad, but that's okay. We're used to it. Here's what is on our minds at the moment...
Daily: 30th April 2009 - Last day of April, and we're expecting the last bit of news from the FIA for the month. They already essentially cleared McLaren to race for 2009, and now they'll discuss how things will shape up for the future of the sport.
Daily: 29th April 2009 - I would continue the tradition of pointing out what special day it is today, however it can only be the "day where McLaren face the FIA." It's bound to be on the minds of everyone, but are we expecting an answer today or will the governing body need a day or so to think about it?
Daily: 28th April 2009 - Continuing my trend of recognising random holidays, today is apparently World Graphic Design Day - celebrating... well, graphic design, obviously. Therefore, we will have to encourage lots of pictures and artwork today.
Daily: 27th April 2009 - 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.
Daily: 26th April 2009 - Ah, it was an eventful day yesterday both on and off track in Bahrain, and back here in Sidepodcast Towers. Here are some of the things you might have missed...
Daily: 25th April 2009 - Things really should be all about the racing right now, but there are certain elements of the politics of F1 still hanging over our shoulders. The Donington Park saga still rumbles on but there is plenty more to talk about.
Daily: 24th April 2009 - The action gets underway in Bahrain today, and we're looking at a dry race, at least. The prospect of a sandstorm seems to increase the more we talk about it, so we'll see what happens. Here are some of the things we're discussing at the moment (but they'll soon be outdated by FP1 and 2)...
Daily: 23rd April 2009 - Following on from yesterday's discovery of what kind of holiday it was, today I can tell you it is St George's Day. It's not a bank holiday, though, so it's off to work as normal for us at Sidepodcast Towers.
Daily: 22nd April 2009 - Halfway through the week, and apparently it is Administrative Professionals' Day. According to Wikipedia, this is a holiday celebrated in the States to recognise the work of receptionists and the like. Don't tell me that Sidepodcast never teaches you anything.
Daily: 21st April 2009 - Another day closer to the Bahrain Grand Prix, but we're still getting to grips with what happened in China first. These back-to-back races are not popular in Sidepodcast Towers. Anyway, here are some of the things up for discussion today...
Daily: 20th April 2009 - The Monday following the race before, but there's no time to relax as it's time to start thinking ahead to Bahrain. What will we see in terms of performance? Will there be any more diffusers present? Will KERS ever return to those who have dumped it?
Daily: 19th April 2009 - Another race under our belts, and it's almost time to look forward to Bahrain, as the back-to-back racing continues. However, there's still time to relive what we've just witnessed as we enjoy all the reaction...
Daily: 18th April 2009 - What a brilliant qualifying we have just witnessed. I don't know about anyone else, but I wasn't expecting great things from China, and all things considered it looks like it's going to be a good race. Here are some of the things that will keep us chatting today...
Daily: 17th April 2009 - We're into the race weekend now, with Free Practice already done and dusted. There'll be plenty to talk about this weekend, as the teams start adapting their cars depending on how their performance has been of late.
Daily: 16th April 2009 - Ah, the meetup yesterday was brilliant and expect to hear more on it soon. Meanwhile, plenty has been happening in the F1 world, and although I haven't had a chance to catch up with the comments yet, I imagine these are the things under discussion...
Daily: 15th April 2009 - It's D-Day all round for everyone, as we should be getting the results of the diffuser hearing, and we're also heading to the science museum for the meetup. So, chances are those two items will dominate discussions today...
Daily: 14th April 2009 - It's not long now until the Sidepodscience meetup gets underway in London. However, before we get there, we've got a few news stories to discuss first...
Daily: 13th April 2009 - I leave him for just four days and find that the daily post has shifted to arrive just five minutes before the next day begins. I am back now and order will be restored. Because I have no idea what's been going on and Mr C tells me I have missed nothing in F1 news, I will simply regale you with tales of my holiday.
Daily: 12th April 2009 - I've had a scout around for Formula 1 news this afternoon, and there isn't any. None at all. Which makes me mighty glad I'm not a news agency promising to deliver between 10 and 20 original F1 stories a day. If I'd have been dumb enough to suggest that, I might be forced to make something up.
Daily: 11th April 2009 - It's been a while, but in the absence of one half of Sidepodcast, it falls to me to provide the daily post this fine Saturday morning. There hasn't been a huge amount happening in the F1 world, and after the first batch of flyaway races, this can only be a good thing.
Daily: 10th April 2009 - This is it, my final daily post before I head off into the sunset... for a few days. I am leaving you in the capable hands of Mr C, and that should be scary for us all. No mention of pandas, or Franck, or Le Seb. How will you all cope?
Daily: 9th April 2009 - News was very slow yesterday, which actually makes a nice, refreshing change as it doesn't seem to have stopped since well before the season actually started. With that being the case, here are some of the other things we're discussing at the moment...
Daily: 8th April 2009 - All talk at the moment has been on McLaren and the FIA, and that looks set to continue until their hearing is over later this month. As a refreshing change, then, here are some of the Sidepodcast goodies going on at the moment...
Daily: 7th April 2009 - Now that Monday is out the way, it's time for Tuesday to arrive, and Easter is creeping ever closer. Is anyone expecting any chocolate this coming weekend? Anyway, here's what we've been discussing recently...
Daily: 6th April 2009 - Monday morning again, and time to recover from another weekend of racing action. Although, given that the GP was cut short, we had plenty of time to do that yesterday as well. Here's what's on topic today...
Daily: 5th April 2009 - Race day once again, and we're certainly looking forward to this one. We desperately didn't want rain in Australia so we could at least attempt to see the natural order of things. Although really we are still clueless, I'm not so against a downpour or two in Malaysia this weekend.
Daily: 4th April 2009 - Qualifying day in Sepang then, but we've got a good few hours before the excitement begins. Hopefully, we'll be catching up on some sleep today and there will be no extra-curricular press conferences to keep an eye on.
Daily: 3rd April 2009 - We're heading straight into the Malaysian GP weekend now, with Free Practice already under our belts. Having stayed up the majority of the night to watch it, I can safely say I'm tired! However, I can't wait for the action to get going again.
Daily: 2nd April 2009 - Now that April Fool's is completely out the way, we can start taking the stories we see pop up today seriously. Well, you know, within reason. Here's what's been catching our attention...
Daily: 1st April 2009 - If there's anything I dislike more than Thursdays, it's April Fool's Day. I don't remember the last time I saw a really good, original fool that got everyone talking. However, it could happen, so keep your eyes peeled.
Daily: 31st March 2009 - The end of another month already? Time is just flying, especially now the season has started. Monday is out the way, and the countdown clocks are already showing under three days until Free Practice 1 in Malaysia gets going.
Daily: 30th March 2009 - Although we are still reliving the joy of Australia, it really is time to start looking forward to Malaysia. I've already seen some preview quotes from the teams sneaking out, and the action gets underway again in just four days.
Daily: 29th March 2009 - That's it, it's over, but what a lot there is to talk about! We have just enjoyed the first race of the 2009 season, and it was a corker. Safety cars, overtaking aplenty, this will keep us going for... well, until next week I guess.
Daily: 28th March 2009 - Qualifying is over, and it's safe to say we're all blown away by how dominant Brawn GP really were. At no point did it look like they would be anywhere else but the front row, and it turns out they locked it out. Roll on the race!
Daily: 27th March 2009 - Well, we have now seen our first Formula 1 action, and it was as chaotic as was expected. Actually, it was good to see so many cars out on track because we were worried that there would be little running. Boy, how wrong we were.
Daily: 26th March 2009 - It's so close you can almost feel it, we're starting to get atmospheric pictures from the Sidepodcommunity on the ground in Australia. There's just one more day before things kick off, if you can count tomorrow as a full day.
Daily: 25th March 2009 - In an attempt to distract from the potential diffuser row that could ruin all semblance of racing in Australia, it's time for a daily post that is all about the shameless plug.
Daily: 24th March 2009 - Time is ticking onwards, and I have spotted a lot of people starting to get restless and impatient for the season to start. It's so close now, though, and we have waited so long, a few more days isn't going to do any harm.
Daily: 23rd March 2009 - Monday morning swings around once more, but it is the last Monday before we have some racing to discuss. We're still recovering from last night's double podcast stint, and it's a busy week in Sidepodcast Towers as we prepare for the Australian GP.
Daily: 22nd March 2009 - Oops. This is the latest a Daily post has gone up. I'm still sulking that Franck didn't win, but hopefully I'll have cheered up by the time we get podcasting. So let's take a look at what's happening in F1 instead...
Daily: 21st March 2009 - It's Franck day today! Racing gets going this weekend in Sebring and a live commenting post will be along later. It'll be good practice for next week. Meanwhile, in F1...
Daily: 20th March 2009 - Friday at last, and it is just one week until we will be discussing the goings on in Free Practice. I know many of you out there are about to pop with excitement (me too) but there's still plenty going on to keep as amused as we count down the hours.
Daily: 19th March 2009 - The fallout from the new FIA regulations is still reverberating around the world, and who are we to be any different? We're starting to get reactions from the paddock now, though, so there's plenty to mull over.
Daily: 18th March 2009 - Obviously the majority of conversation yesterday was dominated by the FIA regulation tweaks, and who am I to try and buck the trend? Here are some of the things on topics right now...
Daily: 17th March 2009 - We're still keeping a strict eye on those testing in Jerez, but also getting rather excited about the teams that are moving onwards and upwards (or should that be downwards?) to Australia. Here are some of the things up for discussion today...
Daily: 16th March 2009 - We made it through the weekend with flying colours. Well maybe not flying colours, but it is Monday and this week we're likely going to hit some kind of podcast producing record. Watch out for the return of Sidpodpanel, the penultimate F1 Debrief before racing begins in anger, and the chat we had with Joe on Sunday. Christine has more season preview F1 Digest episodes in the works, and that's before we do the whole live thing again next Sunday.
Daily: 15th March 2009 - Our weekend has been ruined by the hunt for a mixer that actually works, and we are completely behind schedule. But that's no different from normal, really! Here's some of the things we're talking about at the moment...
Daily: 14th March 2009 - Today we are on the hunt for a solution to our mixer problems. We shall probably live comment a shopping trip, and that will be enormously fun for all involved. Meanwhile, here's what we've been talking about recently.
Daily: 13th March 2009 - For the second month in a row, we are faced with a Friday 13th. At least it's a Friday though. Testing has finished now for this week, and we are still trying to come to terms with what we've seen. Here are some of the things we have been discussing...
Daily: 12th March 2009 - Testing continues in Barcelona, and we're really starting to see a pattern in the times, even if we can't trust that Brawn GP are topping the timesheets and McLaren are at the bottom. Whatever they're doing, at least they are consistent.
Daily: 11th March 2009 - We were out and about yesterday, and missed out on a lot of the action, so today we will have to study the testing action in Barcelona to make up for it. There's plenty going on out there, though...
Daily: 10th March 2009 - Day two of testing in Barcelona, and what a lot we have had to discuss so far. The first day, with all the teams in the same place, running their 2009 cars, was particularly interesting.
Daily: 9th March 2009 - The start of another week, and we've got more testing to watch. The teams get going in Barcelona today, and this time, it's testing with added Brawn. Thankfully, though, there are other things to talk about than just ex-Honda these days...
Daily: 8th March 2009 - After our adventures out and about yesterday, we're now settled in for the day. There's plenty to catch up on, although we have noticed a few things dominating the comments...
Daily: 7th March 2009 - It's a momentous day today, as this will be the first post on Sidepodcast written wholely on the G1. A bit of an experiment in our mobile capabilities. However, there's plenty going on elsewhere...
Daily: 6th March 2009 - Each week that goes by, I am getting more and more proof that Thursdays are evil. However, it is now Friday so it is bound to be a good day. Here's what we've been talking about recently...
Daily: 5th March 2009 - Just one more day of testing to tide us over until next week, but it's been a pretty interesting ride so far. Here's what we've been talking about recently...
Daily: 4th March 2009 - Testing continues today, so we should have more in the way of times and pictures to share with each other, just like yesterday. Other things that are on our minds at the moment...
Daily: 3rd March 2009 - Testing was a bit underwhelming yesterday with a few showers causing problems for the teams. Ferrari decided not to venture out at all so we can all start making fun about the red cars hating the wet weather again.
Daily: 2nd March 2009 - We are thrown headlong into another week, but at least we have testing to keep us amused. The guys were throwing it around the track at Jerez yesterday, with Vettel fastest, so it will be interesting to keep an eye on them throughout today as well.
Daily: 1st March 2009 - Here it is at last, March is officially Grand Prix month. Okay, we still have a good few weeks left, but isn't it nice to say the racing starts this month rather than next? Here's what we're keeping ourselves occupied with at the moment...
Daily: 28th February 2009 - A nice, relaxing Saturday in store for Sidepodcast Towers. I intend to spend a good hour or so reading through F1 Racing before getting on with the usual weekend stuff. What are you guys up to?
Daily: 27th February 2009 - Friday at last, and the massive news week I predicted seemed to come to nothing. However, there were plenty of things to discuss yesterday, that will keep us going through today.
Daily: 26th February 2009 - Uh-oh, it's the dreaded Thursday. Last week I had to stare at pictures of baby panda's all day to make it bearable. If only I had a baby panda, that wouldn't be necessary. Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, F1 discussions...
Daily: 25th February 2009 - We're heading to the halfway point of the week, and we now have our USF1 announcement, but nothing from Honda as yet. Let's see what else is happening in the F1 world...
Daily: 24th February 2009 - So, after my predictions of a fun-filled week, it was a quiet Monday to get us started. However, that just means there's all the more to enjoy today. Topics we're talking about at the moment, include...
Daily: 23rd February 2009 - Monday rolls round again, and this week we are anticipating plenty of announcements regarding teams and their futures. If they're anything like Honda's previous statements, it will simply be a delay until further announcements, however, we shall wait and see.
Daily: 22nd February 2009 - Sidepodchat day dawns, but there's plenty to talk about before then. Things are all quiet on the F1 front, so here are some tasty links from around the blogosphere.
Daily: 21st February 2009 - Saturday at last, and we have had a week filled with testing, Honda rumours, Danica speculation, and talk of Bernie getting involved with as many deals as possible. Meanwhile, we continue to talk and discuss...
Daily: 20th February 2009 - Friday at last. It's been a relatively slow news week, but things might be picking up again now. Whatever happens though, we can always find things to entertain ourselves with. Here's what we've been talking about recently...
Daily: 19th February 2009 - Over the hump of the week now, and we're heading towards the weekend. Still an entire Thursday to go through first though, and Thursday's are rubbish. Nevertheless, I'll be keeping an eye on F1 news to keep going.
Daily: 18th February 2009 - It really was a slow news day yesterday, with just a glimpse of testing in Bahrain to keep us entertained. Let's hope for more today, but until then, here's what we've found to talk about...
Daily: 17th February 2009 - So far, we have all the signs of a slow news week, but as it is only Tuesday, things could soon pick up. Most of the stories we heard yesterday were speculation and rumour - but when has that ever stopped us?
Daily: 16th February 2009 - Another week begins and we are faced with yet another Monday morning. Let's hope there will be plenty of F1 news flowing today, so we can take our minds off the Monday blues. Here's what we've been talking about over the weekend...
Daily: 15th February 2009 - After a day of being nice to each other, Mr C and myself are looking to get stuck in with Formula 1 news and gossip. Has there been anything of late to keep us entertained? Let's see.
Daily: 14th February 2009 - As pointed out by Flibster in the comments, it's some kind of special day today. The rest of the world is busy declaring their feelings for one another, so we intend to join in the fun with some Sidepodlove. Rather conveniently as it turns out, F1 is full of the stuff at the moment.
Daily: 13th February 2009 - Here we are then, the first Friday 13th of the year. This is supposed to mean bad luck for everyone, but if you don't believe in superstitions, then this is the place for you. Here, we talk about much more important things...
Daily: 12th February 2009 - A sandstorm! Who would have thought? Of course we are all laughing hysterically at the fact that the teams raced off to the desert to avoid the weather and have been halted by... the weather.
Daily: 11th February 2009 - We're heading into the second day of testing now, and I think all the teams will be hoping for better weather - even those that escaped to the desert trying to avoid a lack of running. It's still quite annoying that we've got a 2008 car littered amongst the 2009 ones, but it's still fun trying to work out who's fast and who isn't.
Daily: 10th February 2009 - After the RB5 hit the ground running yesterday, we're now ready to see it in action as the test in Jerez gets underway. In fact, we really do need to see it in action, as it got cut off after only 14 laps.
Daily: 9th February 2009 - It's launch day yet again, with the RB5 expected at some point today. That will lead on to a week's worth of testing, so it's all go again. If you want to keep up with what's happening, don't forget to check out the calendar on F1 Minute.
Daily: 8th February 2009 - We're racing towards some new F1 action, with a launch and some testing due next week. Until then, we can bathe in the relative silence of a weekend, that is, until the live show begins later tonight.
Daily: 7th February 2009 - The weekend is finally upon us, and I personally couldn't be happier about this. Two whole days off, apparently being buried in the snow, so let's talk about Formula 1 instead.
Daily: 6th February 2009 - Personally, I had quite a bad day yesterday, but then news came in that cheered everything up. Let's hope we get more of the same today, because it's always good to end the week on a high.
Daily: 5th February 2009 - Now that snow really isn't dominating the headlines anymore, I'm not sure what we're going to talk about. Just kidding, there's still plenty going on in the F1 world. Here are just a few topics...
Daily: 4th February 2009 - So here we are for another day. The snow seems to be gradually disappearing, and is therefore not such a topic of discussion as it was previously. Ah well, the good ol' British weather saw us out for two days, can't ask for more than that.
Daily: 3rd February 2009 - With the possible return of in-season testing, and the news that Singapore will finally have a safe pit lane (boo about the bumps), yesterday was a good day in Formula 1. Let's hope today brings us more, but for now, here's what Sidepodcast stuff we're talking about...
Daily: 2nd February 2009 - Okay, so where did the weekend go? It's Monday already and yet we're no further on down our to-do list. It looks like the next twenty-something hours are going to be dominated by the very British subject of the weather.
Daily: 1st February 2009 - February is here, and we are looking forward to a busy day at Sidepodcast Towers. However, that doesn't mean we'll leave you with nothing to discuss. Here's what's going on at the moment...
Daily: 31st January 2009 - The end of the first month of the new year is upon us and we will rapidly be heading into February. Supposedly, Honda's deadline is today, but they've been playing that down all week, so let's see what else is going on...
Daily: 30th January 2009 - Yesterday saw an impromptu field trip to catch the new Renault in action. I don't think today will be quite as exciting, but we can try our best.
Daily: 29th January 2009 - What news will keep the Formula 1 conversation flowing today? There was plenty to discuss yesterday - Renault found a new partner, the Malaysian GP is heading into darkness, and the Pussycat Dolls approve of Lewis.
Daily: 28th January 2009 - The month of January is drawing to a close, and whilst we were concerned about a particular Honda-shaped deadline approaching, a spokeswoman has told us not to panic. So, we won't, and we'll look at what else is going on in the F1 world.
Daily: 27th January 2009 - It's been a quiet day today, with no testing or launches, but it seems as though the credit crunch is hitting more than ever.
Daily: 26th January 2009 - Another week begins as we roll into Monday, and it looks like it's going to be a pretty quiet week. There are no scheduled tests or launches, as far as I know, although chances are the teams need time to recover from their windswept adventures during the week just gone.
Daily: 25th January 2009 - We were out and about yesterday, and missed out on any news that might have been happening. Thankfully, though, it looks like all was quiet on the F1 front. A1 GP seems to have got it's fair share of comments yesterday, and here's what else was going on...
Daily: 24th January 2009 - We haven't had a lot to say in terms of posts the past few days, but that's because the most interesting things are happening in the comments. Here's a quick round up of everything you've missed out on if you've not been keeping up...
Daily: 23rd January 2009 - On the face of it, yesterday was a pretty dull day. The weather brought proceedings in Portugal to a halt, and the teams all packed up and went home, their testing finished with. However, elsewhere, little tidbits of F1 news were beginning to surface.
Daily: 22nd January 2009 - The inclement conditions seems to be clearing up for our boys out there testing. That's good because I was starting to get worried about poor Trulli having to don his wet weather gear. Nevertheless, testing continues for just one more day, so we have that and more to discuss...
Daily: 21st January 2009 - Yesterday seems to have been a pretty important day, all things considered. Not because of the BMW launch, either. Thankfully, there are no more launches this week, as I think we can only take so much ugly at a time. Now we need to concentrate on the testing going on, albeit completely useless as a tool for comparison.
Daily: 20th January 2009 - Another launch today, and this time it's the turn of BMW. They've been keeping us amused with teaser videos, but now it's time to see the real thing. Let's hope it's slightly better looking than the ones we have seen so far, as our recent admission that "the 2009 cars are not so bad" is looking a bit shaky.
Daily: 19th January 2009 - Argh! One Debrief later and my whole schedule has gone wrong. Today we're looking at a couple of launches and some testing in Portugal - although Ferrari decided against it because of the weather. Plenty of pictures should be heading our way, then, so keep your eye on the comments for that and more.
Daily: 18th January 2009 - Saturday turns into Sunday, and it's the return of the live Debrief show. Unlike last week, there is no chance that karting can be used as an excuse to postpone the show. That's not to say there can't be some other bizarre reason, but fingers crossed everything goes to plan.
Daily: 17th January 2009 - Phew. A hectic week of launches has come to an end, and whilst it's great to see some F1 action, I'm glad for the weekend! We've seen a sleek Ferrari, a similar Toyota, and a sexy McLaren, I can't wait to see what else is on the horizon.
Daily: 16th January 2009 - What a fun-filled day we have had today! It's gratifying to know that even a big company like Toyota can underestimate how much pressure they'll put on their servers, and everything can fall down around their ears too.
Daily: 15th January 2009 - Over the hump of the week and it's all downhill into the weekend from here. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm pretty much ready for another car to launch now. Oh, lucky us, there is one about to drop today.
Daily: 14th January 2009 - Having recovered from the sight of the Ferrari, we're now eagerly anticipating the Toyota launch. They're rolling out the TF109 tomorrow in spectacular online fashion. Apparently. Anyway, here's what's going on in and around the comments.
Daily: 13th January 2009 - We are well and truly into the 2009 season now, with launches and an official entry list to kick start the year. From a drought of F1 news, January has become a flood of teams and drivers talking up their chances for the coming season. We are pretty much recovered from Autosport now, and can start concentrating on what 2009 has to bring.
Daily: 12th January 2009 - The weekend clearly took more out of us than we were expecting as the scheduled Debrief show was bumped to next week, in place of a special podcast from the karting. However, the weekend is behind us and we move on to a week of news, starting with the Ferrari launch.
Daily: 11th January 2009 - We had a packed day yesterday, with the trade show and the Bloggers karting. Both were fun in their unique ways, and we'll be telling you all about them later in today's show. Before that, though, there are plenty of things to discuss, as plenty has been happening whilst we've been out and about.
Daily: 10th January 2009 - For both of us at Sidepodcast, it is a long day's trek to Birmingham for Autosport International and Bloggers Karting. More of that later, as there will still be plenty to talk about in the F1 world...
Daily: 9th January 2009 - If there was a drought of Formula 1 news before, then the flood gates have well and truly opened today. Autosport International kicked off for the press, and we've heard from a few paddock people already. It's not just limited to Birmingham, though, there's news coming in from all over the world.
Daily: 8th January 2009 - Is it too early in the year to start moaning that it's going to fast? 7 whole days of 2009 have passed already, and we're heading swiftly into the 8th. For those wishing the season to hurry up and get here fast, I think it might just do that.
Daily: 7th January 2009 - Yesterday was bit a exciting, all things considered. Early on in the day Scott noticed Christine's recent diary entry was featured on YouTube's homepage, and then we finally had some actual Honda news to content with. Ross Brawn broke the silence by clarifying some key points about the teams future and confirmed initial talks have begun with Ferrari.
Daily: 6th January 2009 - As if by magic, the entire Formula 1 world woke up yesterday and the news stories started pouring in. Mr C found the difference amazing, after surviving on a holiday diet of GMM waffle, re-experiencing some proper journalism from Autosport felt like heaven.
Daily: 5th January 2009 - It's the first proper Monday back at work for F1 teams following the holiday period, so if nothing else, we're expecting some actual news worthy of discussion today. Are the rumours true, and will Honda staff learn any more about their long term future in this sport?
Daily: 4th January 2009 - Today was looking to be pretty low on F1 related fun, until we discovered that Fantasy Racers was up and running for 2009. There was suddenly a flurry of action as we tried to think up some new team names, decide that our old names will do, create the Sidepodcast league, and get all signed up.
Daily: 3rd January 2009 - Ah yes, your friendly daily post from Sidepodcast. I've no idea what's going on in the F1 world at present, but thankfully Christine does. According to F1 Minute, newsworthy topics include Paul di Resta and Michael Schumacher.
Daily: 2nd January 2009 - I hope everyone had a good New Year's Day. We've just heard some fireworks going off, meaning that someone is celebrating exactly 24 hours too late. Bless them. It's been a quiet day in F1, which means there's only one news story to talk about, but we've been filling our time with other things.
Daily: 1st January 2009 - It's arrived! No more nostalgia from us, we can now look forward to the year ahead with anticipation and I would almost say glee. There is no excuse for quiet F1 news days anymore, either, with launches happening throughout the month, then testing, then the season begins. I get ahead of myself, though. Here's what's going on at the moment.
Daily: 31st December 2008 - So here we are, the last day of 2008. It's been a bumper year, packed full of highs and lows, and we've been making our way everything that occurred in our end of year series. The F1 news is slowly picking up though, and soon we will be diving head first into 2009.
Daily: 30th December 2008 - With Honda Racing seemingly back in the Classified Ads, the news has died down again somewhat, but that doesn't stop us in the comments. In Sidepodcast Towers, we've been working on some of the 2008 In... series, and forward planning for 2009. I know, us and forward planning, who would have thought?
Daily: 29th December 2008 - Things are gradually picking up again in the Formula 1 world, which is good because we are reduced to playing golf games. Although, the golf game is quite good, so perhaps that's not a bad thing.
Daily: 28th December 2008 - Ah-ha, we have some F1 news at last. Just as we were starting to wonder whether F1 had been a simple figment of our imagination, we are blessed with a serious rumour. Okay, it's nothing concrete, but it's a start, isn't it?
Daily: 27th December 2008 - Shh. No one will notice that this post is going up so late. In fact, things are very quiet around Sidepodcast at the moment, so perhaps no one really will. Here at Sidepodcast Towers we're working hard on some behind the scenes bits and pieces, and hurrying to try and catch up with all the year end stuff we want to do. Damn all those mince pies being so distracting!
Daily: 26th December 2008 - Boxing Day is traditional for sitting around, eating leftovers, and watching dodgy Xmas television. If you're near to your computer while all that is going on, then Sidepodcast.com is a brilliant place to hang out.
Daily: 25th December 2008 - We've been live commenting Santa as he makes his way across the globe, and that doesn't stop now. He's just passed through the UK, and is heading towards the Americas. The chances of there being any real F1 news today is slim, but that doesn't stop us trying!
Daily: 24th December 2008 - Ah, it's Christmas Eve. There is undoubtedly going to be little F1 news over the next few days, so we are keeping each other company in the comments and finding much more important things to talk about.
Daily: 23rd December 2008 - The fruits of our labours at the Sidepodparty are beginning to come together, as the final Debrief of 2008 has been released on the site. There's a special Christmas carol-shaped treat for anyone listening to the end of the show. Don't forget the brilliant out-take as well.
Daily: 22nd December 2008 - Another late daily post, but this time we've got an excuse. The Sidepodparty was a raging success last night, or at least I hope it was. From our point of view, we got the show recorded, opened some presents and danced a conga dressed as a panda. What more could you ask for?
Daily: 21st December 2008 - Christmas is slowly creeping closer and closer, and today it's the Sidepodcast Christmas Party, or the Sidepodparty, if you will. There's plenty of planning going on behind the scenes, but feel free to add your thoughts to the Wiki.
Daily: 20th December 2008 - Having returned from an impromptu continuation of the Sidepodtour, we're spending the evening catching up with the comments and any news we might have missed. It looks like there are a couple of things to talk about, so let's get on with it...
Daily: 19th December 2008 - Here at Sidepodcast Towers, we are still reeling from the shock of seeing Barrichello back in the news. Seriously, I thought he'd gone underground and changed his name or something. Thankfully that was not the case, and he has finally broken cover to tell all.
Daily: 18th December 2008 - There have been some interesting snippets in the Formula 1 world today, things that don't necessarily make an entire news item but get the mind thinking. There have also been some good things in the comments, especially this first item...
Daily: 17th December 2008 - It's been a quiet day, relatively speaking. Buemi is dominating the test sessions, no matter what car he's in, so there's not very much to say on that front. There are other motorsport topics in the minds of those in the know, though, including...
Daily: 16th December 2008 - Late again, oh well, I agree with Lou who said the day only starts when you wake up anyway. That should get me out of it this time. There seemed to be an entire discussion going on yesterday about ways for "me" to conceal his identity in public, including dressing up as a giant panda, as the Stig, and bizarrely, as Batman.
Daily: 15th December 2008 - We're still coming down from the Race of Champions high, but now it is time to turn our attention back to Formula 1. There's more testing going on this week, so there should be plenty to keep our eye on, although it will no doubt be more of the same - not knowing who is actually fast, and who is just running 2008 rather than 2009 setups.
Daily: 14th December 2008 - It's Race of Champions day, and with that, plus the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards being given out, and a show today, we're going to be rushed off our feet - just how we like it.
Daily: 13th December 2008 - Not sure what to write really, nothing much happened today, did it? Oh yea, except for Max's small press release that has changed the entire future of Formula 1. There's so much to discuss that it really can't be covered in a small list.
Daily: 12th December 2008 - I'm on the mend! I know you're all so very glad to hear it. What have I missed whilst I have been moping around feeling sorry for myself and my poor red nose? It would seem to be quite a lot, although not as much as I was hoping from those boys testing in Jerez.
Daily: 11th December 2008 - So remind me, how does this work again? We're down one Sidepodmember today, as the girl picked up a bit of a cold after experiencing fresh air recently - it's a dangerous world out there people, be warned.
Daily: 10th December 2008 - It's been a relatively quiet day both on the blog and for Formula 1. I think we're all recovering from the shock of last weekend, me included. I stepped out of my front door again, big mistake, and have picked up yet more germs.
Daily: 9th December 2008 - Well, this must be the latest a daily post has gone up. We're all about setting records here at Sidepodcast. It was a bit of a manic evening last night, with everything in its power trying to stop us from recording a live show.
Daily: 8th December 2008 - We've been away for the weekend, and appear to have missed out on a lot of commenting fun, but normal service has now been resumed - except for that emergency Debrief tonight. Until then, there seems to be plenty going on that needs discussing, although not all of it F1 related.
Daily: 7th December 2008 - We've not been around much today, and have only managed to keep an occasional eye on the comments. We'll tell you more about what we've been up to in this week's emergency show. Apparently, Honda didn't like the idea of us having a holiday.
Daily: 6th December 2008 - The shock of Honda's exit from the sport is starting to fade now, and we're just left with a lot of questions about who is going to buy the team and what it means for them. We've covered this in a couple of posts yesterday, so let's try and look at something else for Saturday.
Daily: 5th December 2008 - Obviously, the only thing worth talking about at the moment is Honda's withdrawal from the sport, and that has it's own thread being speculated upon as we speak. Yesterday was a pretty awful day all round, so I'll just list a few things that might make today better, but then again, they might not.
Daily: 4th December 2008 - Ah-ha! I have remembered to write the post. This is a good thing, but if anyone has any tips for remembering things, I would love to hear them. My memory isn't what it used to be, or something like that. However, enough about me, there's plenty going on in F1 at the moment, as well as in the comments.
Daily: 3rd December 2008 - So there I am minding my own business, busily tweaking the cantankerous Eee PC only to discover there's discontent in the comments because madam's forgotten to write a post again. It just so happens there is a December the 3rd this year, and here's a post to prove it.
Daily: 2nd December 2008 - Monday is overwith, and there's the last in the series of Sidepodpanel for you to get your teeth into. However, if you are done with that, then there are also some good conversations going on in the comments.
Daily: 1st December 2008 - It's December already? How time flies. There has been some consternation in the comments recently about the lack of F1 news and whether the off season is a good or a bad thing. I think that should be our first topic of discussion.
Daily: 30th November 2008 - Thankfully there are no nasty "Mark Webber breaks leg" stories floating around today, and with the revelation that "me" slept until 4pm, it's probably a good thing. Clearly at the Red Bull factory he didn't quite get enough Red Bull. Nevertheless, here's what's being discussed in the comments at the moment.
Daily: 29th November 2008 - We're heading into another weekend now, where F1 headlines tends to tail off. Last week we were confronted with the news that Webber was in hospital, so if that's the kind of off-season topics we have in store, I'd rather keep playing I Spy!
Daily: 28th November 2008 - It's been a day of strange goings on, as Donington Park announced they would be making the 2010 British GP car free. It's not what you think, they want spectators to arrive by public transport, but this is just a bizarre thing to ask for of people attending a motorsport event.
Daily: 27th November 2008 - Bernie seems to be doing his damnedest to make himself unpopular with Formula 1 fans. Firstly the calendar shenanigans and now brazenly suggesting he's got all the teams onside with his medals idea. Some people don't think it's such a bad system, whilst others think it's completely pointless and unnecessary.
Daily: 26th November 2008 - The big news of the moment is Red Bull's return to two-team ownership, as Mateschitz buys out Berger's half of Toro Rosso. This raises many, many questions, and is what we've been talking about in the comments. Well, that and a game of Space I Spy, obviously.
Daily: 25th November 2008 - So here's a unique problem. A very tired Christine went to bed early this evening and she doesn't appear to have written a daily post. The stroke of midnight just passed and I patiently waited for the Sidepodcast Updates system to inform me there's new stuff to read, yet nothing happened. No post, no ping, no nothing.
Daily: 24th November 2008 - Fresh from our adventures into the world of Skype for the fifth and penultimate episode of Sidepodpanel, we enter a new week. The big news over the weekend is all Red Bull related, of course, with Webber's accident and DC's baby boy. It seems like any other F1 news is few and far between, so here's what's on our minds.
Daily: 23rd November 2008 - Well, what a day for Mark Webber! Just as we thought everything was calming down, the poor guy hits the headlines for all the wrong reasons. However, there's plenty of other things up for discussion, so let's have a quick rundown.
Daily: 22nd November 2008 - We now know that Bernie and Slavica are set for divorce, but that's about the only news out there at the moment. Nevertheless, we still have plenty to discuss...
Daily: 21st November 2008 - Things have quietened down again on the news front, with almost everybody going back in to hibernation to evaluate the results of their test. Meanwhile, I've been super busy and finally completed the transcript for Episode 69. Whilst this may sound like I'm crazily behind (which I am), that was the epic long British GP show that was well over an hour long.
Daily: 20th November 2008 - It was the final day of testing today which saw some lopsided Ferrari cars, some Renault braces and Vettel on top once again. That was good stuff. Now we get to sit back and try and analyse everything we saw. It's going to be particularly difficult because everyone was running different strategies and we don't have any idea who was actually fast. Nevertheless, we will do our best.
Daily: 19th November 2008 - The second day of testing seemed to be much quieter in terms of us all jumping on the pictures and times as they became available. However, it's all still interesting information to be poured over, so hopefully day three will give us more of the same.
Daily: 18th November 2008 - We're now recovering from the shock of seeing those pug-ugly 2009 shaped wings, and starting to think a little more realistically. No doubt they will evolve before the season starts, it's just the first iteration, everything will look much better after we've slept on it.
Daily: 17th November 2008 - We all stayed up late last night recording the fourth edition of Sidepodpanel. We managed to welcome in the new day and say Happy Birthday to Scott as the clock struck midnight. However, it's now Monday, and things are kicking off in the F1 world once again.
Daily: 16th November 2008 - We have just returned from the Official Sidepodcast Christmas Party. Oh, alright, it was actually my work's do at a greyhound stadium. I've never been before, and didn't know what to expect, and all I can say is that the Ted Fighting Fund has been reduced ever so slightly... quite a lot.
Daily: 15th November 2008 - We're heading into our final weekend before seeing the cars back in action again during Barcelona testing, so there's just a couple of days of speculation left before we see who's doing what and how they're looking. One of the main news stories that hit the headlines late yesterday was all about Bernie and his possible split.
Daily: 14th November 2008 - If anyone's keeping track, I'm feeling much better now but the man has caught some of the germs. Of course, they are much worse, and more man-flu shaped than mine were, so everyone give him lots of sympathy today, if you find him in the comments.
Daily: 13th November 2008 - One of the snippets of feedback we got about the site was that there's lots of fabulous conversation happening all over the site, and none of it particularly matches the thread it is on. Therefore, this post is the first in a trial of daily posts - a space to talk about anything at all.