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F1 Debrief - Lola, she was a showgirl with yellow feathers in her hair // A bonus show for talk of budget caps, McLaren's PR and competitions ahoy

Published by Christine Blachford

In this week's unexpected F1 Debrief, we discuss all things budget cap, with a sideline in Tremayning, twittering, and generally whining about life. We also discuss competitions and get your feedback.

Intro

Confusion reigns, as I promised live show viewers a mini series last week, and there was no podcast scheduled for this week. Yet here we are!

Good week / Bad week

It's been a good week for Jenson Button as he's signed up to a triathlon for charity, and for Hungarian fans who caught sight of Red Bull around their streets. Bad for tractors in Paris, and people with ears.

News and views

We break the 'don't mention Lewis' pact we made, discuss McLaren's PR, engage in some Twitter promotion, and worry that the BBC are going under with their headlines. There's budget cap discussion, plus some Tremayning, and we also mention a couple of competitions.

Feedback

Just one email - don't forget you can get involved by emailing christine@sidepodcast.com, or calling 0121 28 87225 - from Peter who isn't at all impressed with the FIA's shenanigans.

Housekeeping

Don't forget that Monaco Free Practice is on a Thursday.

Linkage




  • Congrats to Lou who has stopped my unbeaten streak in the podcast guesses.

  • Congrats to Lou who has stopped my unbeaten streak in the podcast guesses.

    mwhahaha :P

  • Great now I am going to have that song stuck in my head.

  • Great now I am going to have that song stuck in my head.

    Not the worst one to have stuck in your head.

  • Considering it was the show that originally never existed, that was a great debrief :P lots of discussion points!

    Tremayning was very funny listening back :D

  • That link to puma motorsport is sort of... wrong. You happened to put PUMAMOTORSPORTs (with an "s") while it happens to be PUMAMOTORSPORT (no "s").

    I should let my dog participate in Tremayning. I'm sure she could do some lovely GRRRRs.

    McLaren PR, that's the saddest story of modern F1. For never was a story of more woe, than this of Macca and its PR kiddo. Did you see the pics of Barcelona (HAM / PDLR) omelette? Scary.

    You can kill me but I never actually visited twitter. Renault are simplifying things for us insane fans in a way that you can chat to their drivers right on the blog. Which I did and now I've valuable info that Romain Grosjean has Laguna as a company car and he seems to respect all F1 teams without any exception. Weird. The problem with these chats is that sometimes you don't even know what to ask. It's like "oh! I saw you racing in Puquesville last year, you surely remember me from other 50 000 fans that were on the scene" and the driver is obliged to lie and say nice things. But all in all, it's fun.

  • That link to puma motorsport is sort of... wrong. You happened to put PUMAMOTORSPORTs (with an "s") while it happens to be PUMAMOTORSPORT (no "s").

    ah-ha, fixed! cheers good sir.

  • fixed!

    Good, because I was at a loss when I clicked on the link and like some 2006 rally car appeared... Anyway, I entered the competition. Told them I was "paranoid schizophrenic obsessed with Formula 1". That is guaranteed to get me chosen.

  • Best debrief ever guys. Just a quick aside. One thing I learnt this week. Seb Buemi in the "Ask the expert" series from F1.com showed that he may be a talented driver but isn't a great maths student. Remember he was born in 1988 and was asked this:

    Q: Aigle means ‘eagle’ in English. What did an Eagle do at Spa-Francorchamps in 1967?

    SB: I have no idea! That was 11 years before I was born.

    Incorrect - an Eagle car won the Belgian Grand Prix with American Dan Gurney at the wheel. It was the team’s only F1 win.

    You do the math.

    I guess I could do Tremayne here too...Grrrr I hate it when people think that just because something happened before they were born they won't know the answer, it's called history people! Grrrr. Cheers.

  • Mr. C:

    You should not be so harsh with the 40 million budget cap as I would be wondering if Chris Amon can bring back his old team and have as his teammate Pierluigi Martini....

    I have a funny feeling that someone is about to start a "Tremayne" in responce now...

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