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Feet Up Friday - Thank God for Bob! // Discussing the latest F1 launches plus all the news from Mercedes

Published by Christine Blachford

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Feet Up Friday returns for the first time in 2013, to take a comprehensive look at the team and tyre launches plus the neverending news from Mercedes.

We discuss Eddie Jordan's latest scoop and the fact it has yet to come to fruition, plus how Williams and Mercedes have both been affected by Toto Wolff's big move. We ponder the concept of tyre launches and whether it is over the top for the round rubber to get their own press day.

Finally, we run through the launches - both in terms of presentation and the car that was revealed - plus more on watching F1 in the UK, and some tweaks on Twitter.

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  • Random thought (listening to the unedited audio, but relevant nonetheless): I've kinda lost count of the number of times you've mentioned Pastor Maldonado. Is he gonna be a recurring theme this year? :)

  • Oh, and thank you for audio-only live feeds (even if I think this started late last year)! Been wishing for it for years. Little to no buffering, with all the wit and humour. Brilliant. :)

  • Random thought (listening to the unedited audio, but relevant nonetheless): I've kinda lost count of the number of times you've mentioned Pastor Maldonado. Is he gonna be a recurring theme this year? :)

    depends how much he crashes. i think he's brilliant on his day and hopeless the rest of the time. a great source of conversation :)

    Oh, and thank you for audio-only live feeds (even if I think this started late last year)! Been wishing for it for years. Little to no buffering, with all the wit and humour. Brilliant. :)

    yay. audio-only was a hard thing to do because no third-party providers offer an easy solution. video is where the money. only by rolling our own solution can we do it. glad you likes.

  • I'm curious to know how other people watch F1. I live in the US, but don't have cable or anything, so I watch it at the gym. The treadmills and stationary bikes have personal TV's that you can plug your headphones into. The downside to this is that it is much harder to keep up with sidepodcast during the race (and impossible to comment) on my phone. Now, for most of the season this isn't a problem, because the West coast is probably the worst time zone to watch F1, as the majority of the races take place a 4am, so I have to wait for the re-plays later in the day.

    Just thought I'd share another possibility for F1 viewing!

  • It always amazes me how Christine manages to make a show that sounds that good when the recording is so chaotic.

    A tyre launch makes sense if they are launching a new tyre but this was like launching a new indelible marker.

  • It always amazes me how Christine manages to make a show that sounds that good when the recording is so chaotic.

    she is awesome.

    A tyre launch makes sense if they are launching a new tyre but this was like launching a new indelible marker.

    heheh!

  • I'm curious to know how other people watch F1. I live in the US, but don't have cable or anything, so I watch it at the gym. The treadmills and stationary bikes have personal TV's that you can plug your headphones into. The downside to this is that it is much harder to keep up with sidepodcast during the race (and impossible to comment) on my phone. Now, for most of the season this isn't a problem, because the West coast is probably the worst time zone to watch F1, as the majority of the races take place a 4am, so I have to wait for the re-plays later in the day.

    meant to reply to this earlier. kai has kicked off a whole discussion on this subject in a new post - sidepodcast.com/p…usa-f1-television

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