Hello Sidepodcast fans, it is Tuesday the 20th September 2011, nearly a whole month since my last daily post! So Formula One is off to the bright lights of Singapore for F1's only night race, which is now in its 4th year. Crazy to think that Piquet's spin was that long ago.
- Renault believe a resurgence is possible in 2012 after their upturn in performance since adding updates to the car that worked. Although what they are called, or who will driving along side Petrov remains unknown.
- Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that Bahrain did stump up the money for the race that never was, and in the long term he wants races in South Africa and Mexico. Where and how such races would be fitted into the F1 calendar remains to be seen, but one thing is certain Bernie will always follow the money!
- Speaking of tracks, Damon Hill has said that Formula 1 chiefs (so Bernie) need to do more to look after the interests of race promoters. With the huge hosting costs some tracks are struggling financially, which is why the rumoured sharing of a race between France and Belgium seems to be on the cards for the future.
- With Sam Michael set to leave the team after the race in Singapore, Williams are brining another update to the Singapore GP in the hope that it will improve their performance.
Jaime Alguersuari is already in Singapore and has been tweeting a few pictures:
The view from my room! I can see turn 5!! La vista desde mi habitacion se puede ver la curva 5! http://yfrog.com/nvzw6qj
Along with his video, taken at 2:10 UK time. Always seems crazy sticking to European Time: http://yfrog.us/1g51365936z
So with F1 2011 the game coming out this Friday (in the UK) some have been lucky enough to have preview copies of the game, and as such videos have been appearing on YouTube. Below is a preview lap of the Indian Grand Prix circuit using F1 2011, the circuit does look really good so lets hope they've got it as close as possible to the real thing.
And to make it relevant to upcoming events in this video you can see the Singapore GP circuit in the first part of this video.
Now I leave you once more so all that is left for me to do is say I hope you have a good day and I shall see you in the comments!