Daily: 18th May 2009

18 May, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

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. That's in the future though, today we've been discussing:

  • We live streamed a recording of F1 Debrief yesterday. Apologies to anyone who thought there wasn't going to be a show. I did mention it in yesterday's daily thread, but it may not have been enough warning. We tend to do things at the last minute round here, but you can always catch the replay and the edited version should be up later today.
  • It looks like Singapore are struggling to get the bookings they saw last year, with Business Times reporting that some of the big hotels have only a 30% occupancy rate for the F1 weekend. Many of the hotels are extending their earlybird booking schemes to try and encourage more trade.
  • Red Bull ran through the streets of Hungary today, (as mentioned in the debrief above, and in F1 Minute yesterday) with Vettel in the RBR show car, and Buemi trying his hand at driving a NASCAR. For all intents and purposes, he didn't really like it, saying it was too heavy and didn't turn well. They don't have to though, do they?

That's all for now, please keep the news and thoughts coming, we love to hear what you're up to. I'll see you in the comments.

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