Hello Sidepodcast fans, it is Tuesday the 9th August 2011. Formula One is currently on 'holiday' for the summer, although some news is still trickling in and here are a few things to tide you over.
- The organisers of the Turkish Grand Prix have revealed that negotiations are infact ongoing with Bernie Ecclestone for the race to remain on the Formula One calendar despite it been given the boot on the proposed calendar. The inclusion of the Turkish Grand Prix will take the calendar to 21 races, so will we have the longest season ever or will another race face the chop?
- Vijay Mallya has said he has no concerns and is confident that the facilities needed for the Indian Grand Prix to take place will be ready come the race at the end of October. With an inspection delayed, will this turn into Korea Mark II?
- While the Formula One circus is on holiday, Ferrari had a slightly different idea on how to spend their time as Stefano Domenicali and Fernando Alonso attended Summer Wrooom. Involving cycling, food, interviews, more cycling, more food and amazing scenery.
- The BBC have rolled out a brand new interface, which uses HTML5, for iPlayer which will debut on the PlayStation 3 before rolling out to smart televisions and set top boxes. The BBC still wants iPlayer on Xbox 360 but it appears the stumbling block is that Microsoft want it available to Gold members whilst the BBC want it usable by all.
- What is going on at Sidepodcast? I hear you ask, well there are a few posts for you to take a look at; Tweets of Week, a review by Christine on 'Chequered Conflict' by Maurice Hamilton and also your chance to get some F1Minute stickers.
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!