Hello Sidepodcast fans, it is Tuesday the 26th July 2011. Two days on from a thrilling German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, which does seem to produce better racing than the chopped up Hockeinheim. I hope your start to the week has been good, but fear not Tuesdays are generally better than Mondays
- Martin Whitmarsh has said McLaren must remain focused only on its own performance and not that of the Red Bull (and championship leader) Sebastian Vettel. As they bid to deliver the race wins they need to get back in the championship fight.
- Williams will put KERS back on Rubens Barrichello's car at this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, after experimenting at the Nurburgring to find out the effect of not having it, only to find they were in fact slower. The pre-season hype of Williams perhaps sneaking a win seems so long ago now.
- Fernando Alonso and Ferrari are to adopt an 'attack' mode in the second half of the season in a bid to win races. Aiming to win as much as possible and worry about the championship later.
- Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has said that the German Grand Prix has acted as a 'reminder' that it cannot afford to relax if it is going to deliver the world championship again this year.
Random factoid for you all the result of the German Grand Prix saw McLaren, Ferrari and Red Bull drivers on the podium, this though has only happened 3 other times:
|German GP 2011||McLaren||Ferrari||Red Bull|
|Monaco GP 2011||Red Bull||Ferrari||McLaren|
|Hungarian GP 2009||McLaren||Ferrari||Red Bull|
|European GP 2007||McLaren||Ferrari||Red Bull|
Bar the Monaco GP this year (where first and third flipped) a McLaren driver has won all such of these events with Ferrari always finishing second and the Red Bull in third place. Spooky, eh?
- The London Underground map is a pretty complex map with lines going here there and everywhere, well Crispian Jago has complied a Doctor Who London Underground styled map. Needless to say its pretty confusing.
Now I must 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!