Daily: 21st December 2008

21 December, 2008 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

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. There is little going on in the F1 world, but here's what we've been discussing:

  • Bernie and Ferrari seem to have fallen out and details about the deal keeping Ferrari in the sport are leaking out. We mostly know it all already, but actual figures are starting to appear. Is it fair that Ferrari are paid a retainer above all the other teams? Why don't they kick off about it?
  • Kimi Raikkonen is getting a new race engineer for 2009, as Chris Dyer is moving onwards and upwards. Will this affect the Iceman? You'd imagine that he gets on with anyone, but we've also seen with Massa that the right combination can really have an amazing effect.
  • ITV's swan-song show is on this morning, 10:45 GMT, and as a review of the year it is called: Lewis Hamilton - World Champion. What would you call a review programme if you were in charge?

That pretty much sums up things for today. We're hanging the tinsel and getting the party food together for tonight, but until then, I'll see you in the comments.

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