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F1 teams on Pinterest

Sauber make it five to follow

Sidepodcast: F1 teams on Pinterest

by Mr. C

The Sauber F1 team set up their first Pinterest board this week taking the total number of official race teams pinning content to five. Although all teams can be found on networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, Pinterest has largely been overlooked. Lotus had been making the most use of the service, providing extensive behind-the-scenes coverage of the 2013 campaign.

Official F1 App comes to the iPhone and iPad

Formula 1 session data in the palm of your hand

Sidepodcast: Official F1 App comes to the iPhone and iPad

by Mr. C

Arriving three months or more later than expected and cutting it seriously close to the start of the Formula 1 season, the 2014 official F1 App is finally available to download today. The good news is the basic version comes for free, while the premium upgrade costs less than half that of previous years. The bad news is that although refreshed with a modern looking skin, the almost entirely unfathomable user interface remains largely untouched.

If we could turn back time

Revisiting and revamping an awful lot of previous content

Sidepodcast: If we could turn back time

by Mr. C

Allow me to introduce to you the brand new, completely refreshed Sidepodcast website. Following nearly two years of seemingly endless effort our home on the web has finally been knocked into a respectable shape. The pair of us can hold our heads high, grateful to have thrown off the shackles of the old world, in anticipation of a far more modern future.

Take the weather with you

Saving website widgets for a rainy day

Sidepodcast: Take the weather with you

by Mr. C

Way, way back in July of 2010 we introduced a series of weather widgets to help us convey the anticipated outlook of an upcoming race weekend. Widget appearance stood up well alongside our 2011 site redesign but was beginning to show their age in a period dominated by high resolution mobile displays.

Sidepodcast Hangout - So that was winter testing

Another off-season comes to an end

Sidepodcast: Sidepodcast Hangout - So that was winter testing

by Mr. C

At some point recently Christine raised the idea of a discussion thread for the final day of pre-season testing. Today's track time essentially brings the off-season to a close, leaving just a single weekend between teams and the start of a whole new season of Formula One. With that in mind it seems like an ideal opportunity to catch up with what people have been up to since the last season ended and what everyone is looking forward to in the coming nine months.

Guide to the 2014 Grand Prix Season released for Amazon Kindle

The ultimate F1 resource designed for your pocket

Sidepodcast: Guide to the 2014 Grand Prix Season released for Amazon Kindle

by Mr. C

The upcoming Formula One season plays host to an unprecedented level of change. New drivers, new races, new rules and new technology. There is a colossal amount of information for any fan to take in and thankfully the Guide to the 2014 Grand Prix Season is here to help. Available to download in digital form on almost all devices, this ultimate motor sport guide walks you through everything you need know about your favourite form of motor racing this year.

Wolff-enstein

Taking helmet hair to a whole new level

Sidepodcast: Wolff-enstein

by Mr. C

Surveying the F1 world at present could easily leave the uninitiated with the impression that motor sport is not a particularly fun place to be right now. Fans have been endlessly vocal in their complaints about changes to points allocation, a switch to V6 engines, the look of this year's cars, the sound of this year's cars, the speed of this year's cars, and, well, you get the picture. What the sport desperately needs is an injection of glamour and today Williams F1 development driver Susie Wolff provided just that.

F1's bloody nose

The Williams Mercedes FW36 is revealed

Sidepodcast: F1's bloody nose

by Mr. C

F1 fans' worst fears were realised this morning as the Williams team released artwork detailing the shape of their 2014 challenger. Warnings about the look that some of this season's cars will be wearing have been circulating around the paddock for months, but today the whole world learned the ugly truth. The FW36 is going to be a hard car to love.

Grand Prix Almanac available on Kindle

Definitive F1 season review ebook

Sidepodcast: Grand Prix Almanac available on Kindle

by Mr. C

Looking for a last minute gift for a Formula One fan this Christmas? Then Sidepodcast's Christine Blachford has the perfect thing for you! Released just three weeks after this year's F1 season came to a conclusion under the thunderclouds of Brazil, Pocket F1 Handbook: Grand Prix Almanac 2013 charts the highs, the lows, the drama, the controversy, the intrigue and the utter domination that shaped and defined motor sport for the past 12 months.