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F1 Debrief - I'm setting new heights... of lows // Reviewing all the action from the 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix

Published by Christine Blachford

This week we discuss the highs and lows of a race that gave us a little bit of everything, plus we update the Fantasy Racers league and talk about the BBC coverage... again.

Intro

We are loving the audio soundbytes this week with a great one from Mr Rob Smedley, and Buemi gets a look in too.

Good week / Bad week

A good week for Kovalainen because he thinks he can drive well, however Malaysia may prove him wrong. Also for BMW as they managed to get a protest not only submitted correctly but also rejected. A bad week for Alonso who isn't feeling well and for Vettel as he faced the stewards again... for no reason?

News and views

It's all about Lewis and McLaren this week, as they face the stewards again to face charges of dishonesty.

The race

Amazing action before the weather came along and ruined it all - or did it? A couple of predictions precede our chat about Kimi's ice cream antics, and Webber patrolling from car to car. We also revisit the BBC coverage to add our opinions after a second race weekend.

Fantasy Racers

I am no longer leading the league.

Housekeeping

We've almost come up with a name for the Joe Show - an aSide with Joe - so if you have any other ideas, get them in quick. We're also taking this weekend, because I have been talking about Formula 1 in my sleep and it's clear a holiday is required.

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  • On the Fantasy Racers front, I calculated it and I am up 10 million so far this year. My question is how high will Button and Rubens go? How far will Ferrari and McLaren go?

  • Hello, I love Sidepodcast, thank you so much.

    During this Debrief, Mr. C commented that he was appalled at Kimi's decision to get out of the car and quit before the announcement was made to stop the race. Do you know that it was Kimi's decision? I was thinking (of course my husband says that I always look for the "nice" option) that the team might have made the decision to save the engine any further wear. Anyway, just a thought.

    Keep up the great work!!

    Erin

  • During this Debrief, Mr. C commented that he was appalled at Kimi’s decision to get out of the car and quit before the announcement was made to stop the race. Do you know that it was Kimi’s decision? I was thinking (of course my husband says that I always look for the “nice” option) that the team might have made the decision to save the engine any further wear. Anyway, just a thought.

    Hmm intresting thought, though I don't know if it had continued, how it will suffer wear from very slow pace behind the safety car for the number of laps until 75%?

    And glad you like SPC too ;)

  • During this Debrief, Mr. C commented that he was appalled at Kimi’s decision to get out of the car and quit before the announcement was made to stop the race. Do you know that it was Kimi’s decision? I was thinking (of course my husband says that I always look for the “nice” option) that the team might have made the decision to save the engine any further wear. Anyway, just a thought.

    During the live commenting I said that I thought he had made the smart decision as there was no way the race was going to re-start. I think it was Kimi's decision because while he was getting ice cream the team press spokesman was on TV saying the team was considering whether to have him continue or pull out.

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