Daily: 14th October 2009

14 October, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

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? Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about:

  • Coulthard headed over the bridge in Mumbai, as mentioned in F1 Minute, and managed to break the speed limit as he did so. That's not surprising, given he was in an F1 car. What is surprising is that the state wouldn't give organisers their deposit back because he broke the rules. Weird.
  • Raikkonen is hoping to finish on the podium in Brazil, which he says he doesn't think will be easy. I'm not sure why, considering that he keeps popping up on the podium all the time. Of course Ferrari are fighting for third in the championship, so a podium would be a great help for that.
  • There's more politics about with Saudi Arabia suggesting they are backing Ari all the way, whilst Jean Todt has written a letter to club members saying that Vatanan's cause lacks any real plans and ambition. Charming!

That'll do it for now. Our Forgotten F1 Teams series came to an end yesterday, but there will be an omnibus along at some point, and you should also expect a Brazil schedule today. I'll see you in the comments.

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