Daily: 4th August 2009

4 August, 2009 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Morning all. Today is the day that Dom Perignon supposedly invented champagne way back in 1693. I wonder what the podium ceremonies would be like if that had never happened. We have replacement champagne these days but what if the bubbles had never been invented in the first place? Anyway, on to some of the goings on in Sidepodland:

  • There's been a blogging frenzy recently with James' experience of watching a Grand Prix with no internet. (Does not compute.) Plus Lukeh has shared some of his favourite liveries. I love this idea, and want to know everyone else's favourite paint jobs as well.
  • Meanwhile, over on the wiki, there's talk of another Sidepodshow, this time dreamed up by Nikki and Steven. As we have visitors from all over the globe, it seems only fair that we share our travel tips about where we live, to help anyone else who might visit. So get involved, tell us where you live, and share your travel pointers.
  • And in F1 news, Piquet issued a statement confirming he is no longer driving for Renault, with some scathing remarks for Briatore. It wasn't really a surprise, but I think perhaps it illuminated some of the things Piquet Jr has had to put up with. He may have more sympathisers now than he had before.

That should keep you going for a while. If not, feel free to share your thoughts on things F1 related, and not so much. I'll see you in the comments.

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