Daily: 16th May 2011

16 May, 2011 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

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.

Moving on. Hey look at that! We're halfway through May already. Is time flying for you? It certainly is for me. We're rushing headlong into another back-to-back race weekend situation as well, with Spain and then Monaco rapidly approaching us. We'll be expecting more action like we saw in Turkey, like this photo from the opening lap.

Sidepodcast F1: Red Bull lead in Turkey

Credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Red Bull lead in Turkey

However, there's an entire week to get through first, and this is Monday, so it is time to begin the week. On Twitter:

Just back from weekend in austria helping to open revamped redbullring..photos to follow..

AussieGrit's Twitter avatarAussieGrit

And there are, indeed, photos on his Twitter account. We are pondering what this revamp will mean - could the A1 Ring return to Formula One?

Whilst we've mentioned Twitter, it's worth mentioning to look out today as I'll be posting my Tweets of the Week later on. Ten of the best updates, 140 characters or less. Such fun!

Yesterday I wrote about the game Real Racing 2 on the iPad 2, which is a game that even really rubbish people at racing games can win. Trust me, I am one of those!

A quick plug for Maverick's most excellent post on Elio de Angelis which is great reading if you like your F1 history.

Yesterday, we watched a bit of Formula 1 on TV, when Richard Hammond took his engineering mind to the sport on the BBC. I apologise to those outside the UK, but it was a good show, not massively in depth but great for those who want an introduction into the concepts that go into making fast cars. Also, you get to see a fuel tank outside the car and it's all bendy! So cool!

Finally, if you are a follower of Leo Laporte of TWiT fame, you'll know that he's moving into a new studio. I'm a massive Leo fan, he's pretty much the inspiration for a lot of the podcasting efforts we do. He's selling bricks in his new studio, and they can feature a message. Does anyone else think we should have a Sidepodcast brick within Leo's studio? I reckon we could do that via Paypal, what do you think? If you feel like donating towards the cause, check the right hand side of the homepage for the big yellow buttons. We could get our name up in lights etched stone!

That will do it for me today. Happy Monday everyone, keep smiling, and I will see you in the comments.

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