Daily: 8th December 2008

8 December, 2008 at 00:01 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

We've been away for the weekend, and appear to have missed out on a lot of commenting fun, but normal service has now been resumed - except for that emergency Debrief tonight. Until then, there seems to be plenty going on that needs discussing, although not all of it F1 related.

  • Sébastien Loeb never really entered on my radar until he tested in F1. I'd heard of him, as one hears of multi-champs, but now for the first time ever - he has brought rallying to Sidepodcast. You guys were commenting as he steered his team to a manufacturers championship, so I'd love to hear what is so appealing about rallying. Perhaps I can be convinced to join in some live commenting on it next year.
  • The annual Autosport Awards were dished out last night in London, and the BRDC award went to Alexander Sims. Never heard of him, what makes him worthy, and is he destined for F1?
  • Vettel picked up the rookie award, Hamilton is officially International Driver of the Year, and McLaren's MP4-23 won the gong for best car - although sadly the acceptance speech left much to be desired.
  • Dank offered up a link to Brundle's plan to save Formula 1. There's a mine of information there, some of it new, some of it not, but all of it from an insider who knows how things work. Let us know what you think of Brundle's suggestions and if you can come up with any better ones.

As mentioned above, we'll be back later this evening with a hastily scheduled Debrief show. Expect plenty of talk on Honda and all the recent goings on, but we'll cover all the usual F1 goodness. Until then, I'll see you in the comments.

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