Where possible, Sidepodcast likes to help out motorsport related charities. In 2009, the F1 community got together to take part in a 12 hour radio marathon to raise money for a good cause. Following the successful completion of the broadcast, the community voted to give all £680 of collected proceeds to the Wings for Life Foundation.
Wings for Life was founded in 2004 by Dietrich Mateschitz, owner of the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team. The team recognised the efforts of the radio marathon on their website.
In 2010, Christine made her first foray into running, and signed up to complete a 5K race, raising funds for the Grand Prix Mechanics Charitable Trust. Thanks to the kind support of the Sidepodcast community, Christine raised £231 for this very worthy charity. The Trust supports retired and injured mechanics after their time in motorsport has come to an end.
A short history of nearly everything
Christine blends the terms Sidepod and Podcast. One domain name purchase later and Sidepodcast goes live
A weekly audio show forms the backbone of the content, augmented by an initial foray into video production
Honda Racing provide us with posh-camping accomodation for the British Grand Prix
F1Minute, a sixty second Formula 1 audio podcast makes its public debut
Live commenting of all F1 sessions begins with first practice at the Australian Grand Prix
Christine and Mr. C get married
We podcast live from the middle of a field in the middle of nowhere as Honda Racing provide us with posh-camping accomodation for the British Grand Prix (again)
Live streaming of shows begins with a behind-the-scenes look at making videos
Sidepodcast is nominated in two categories in the 2008 Weblog Awards
An Aside With Joe makes its debut
Christine meets Rob Smedley at Silverstone, while Honda having quit the sport provide us with nothing
Sidepodradio raises £680 for the Wings for Life charity
The daily thread makes its debut
The most in-depth and accurate global driver ranking system ever produced (probably), appears for the first time
The all new Factbyte Factbox provides play-by-play commentary on F1 sessions
F1Minute iPhone app is released
Christine's first book 365 F1 Stories is released for the Kindle
28 March becomes official International Day of Petrov
The final daily thread is published
We send out F1Minute stickers to anyone keen to spread the word and a set of stickers make it to the South Pole
A new Live Event system is unveiled
Christine launches the Pocket F1 Handbook
Live audio streaming makes a welcome return
A pilot episode of Radio Active F1 is aired
Almost award winning
At various times, this site has been nominated for a number of awards. Here are a few of them.