It is young Sebastian Vettel's birthday today, so I suppose he is one year less young now. I wonder if he will ever not be "young" Seb? Anyway, the first person to mention Little Britain gets a lifetime ban from Sidepodcast (this sentence not included, obviously).
It's Thursday already, and whilst this is not a revered day amongst the Sidepodcommunity, we are hurtling towards the Goodwood weekend. A few people are heading to the Festival of Speed, and I bet the excitement is building. Don't forget to leave us a voicemail from the grounds, if you are going: 0121 28 87225.
It is essentially the halfway point of the year today, with 182 days gone, and 183 still to go. On the one hand, this year is absolutely flying and it's ridiculous that it is July already. On the other, I feel like June went really slowly and Le Mans seems like eons ago.
The last day of June has rolled around (already!?) and it is Ralf Schumacher's birthday today. Yes, him, the other Schumacher. I wonder what he will be doing to celebrate his 34th birthday. Anyway, here are some of the things we've been talking about...
It is Monday once more and we are thrown headlong into another week. With the extended break before Germany, though, we are not counting down to a race weekend, but rather another 'off' weekend. Still, as it is only Monday, that would be looking quite far ahead, wouldn't it?
It is Sunday. Mr C and I enjoyed a nice day off from Sidepodcast yesterday, which involved watching the tennis, blogging a bit, catching up on RSS feeds, and commenting. Okay, technically not going completely cold turkey but we have already established that isn't possible.
It's the weekend! It's been a long old week (aren't they all?) and I don't know about you but I am looking forward to some downtime. Whilst there is no racing for a couple of weeks, I'm pretty sure there'll be enough F1 nonsense to keep us going.
It was all going much too well, and then Max came along and ruined it. It was bound to happen on Thursday, because that is never a good day, and now we are left with the repurcussions once more. Bah. Instead, I will talk about other things going on in F1...
Whilst searching for any reasons today might be notable, I discovered that it is Johnny Herbert's birthday. The former race winner is 45 today and, according to Wikipedia, was last seen in the Speedcar Series. Meanwhile, things are stirring in the F1 world...
We're in the middle of the week now, and I promise not to mention Wimbledon once. Oops, I just did. Never mind, today is supposed to be the next big thing in the journey to the end of Formula 1, so perhaps I should focus on F1 for a bit.
I have finally caught up with all the British GP podcasting goodness, but it has, in turn, made me a day behind on all things Wimbledon. Yesterday I watched a preview, today I hope to consume as much as possible to be back on track.
We weren't expecting to be incredibly behind schedule this weekend, but that's exactly how it turned out. There are two F1 Digest shows expected out later today, however the Debrief is already up! At least something is going right.
It is the longest day, today, the height of summer. It will also be a very long day for our guys out on track, and no doubt for us as well. Also, from here on in, the dark days of winter will be drawing in and it feels that way for Formula 1 as a whole as well, doesn't it?
If you missed the events of yesterday, you'll be needing to look at this photograph. Hand on heart, Rob Smedley is every bit as fantastic in person as he appears on the TV/Radio and Sidepodcast loves him to pieces.
Thankfully it is Friday once more, and not only does that mean that Thursday has passed, but Free Practice gets underway in just a few short hours. As ever, the politics continues to cast a shadow over it all, as does the fact that this is Silverstone's last Grand Prix, but we won't let it get us down.
It's Thursday now, which is never a good thing, but more importantly, it is Waterloo Day. This is to do with the battle and not to be confused with April 6, which is the Abba day. Anyway, here are some F1 related things to talk about...
It's the day after the night before and I can only imagine what kind of sugar hangover I will have after all that Milky Bar. Nevertheless, the week goes on, and here are some of the things we're talking about at the moment:
Usually, I would have a look at Wikipedia and dig out what kind of special day it is today so that I can share a random fact with you good people. I don't need to do that today, because I know what day it is - it is an important day in the Sidepodworld.
Here we are, Monday once again, and the Le Mans weekend is over. It wasn't the result I was hoping for, naturally, but it was still a good race, and a really fun thing to experience with all our Sidepodfriends (coined by Jeremy).
We are right in the middle of live commenting Le Mans, so if you haven't joined in yet, then <a href="http://www.sidepodcast.com/livecommenting/">get over there</a> and start talking (up until 2pm). For those not interested in the endurance event, here are some F1 things to discuss...