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The Great Debates - Can you compare F1 eras?

Discussing whether you can decide the greatest champion of all time

Sidepodcast: The Great Debates - Can you compare F1 eras?

by Christine Blachford

Hello there, F1 friends, and welcome to The Great Debates, the latest mini series from Sidepodcast. The intention here is to shine a light on topics that cause conversation amongst everyone involved in F1, always have done and likely always will do. We have covered six topics in our journey so far and now we’re on to our seventh and final debate, and it’s a big one.

Race information - Russia 2017

Will Sochi quash F1's awesome race run?

Sidepodcast: Race information - Russia 2017

by Christine Blachford

On the face of it, the Russian race doesn't look set to thrill. The new track has exceptionally smooth asphalt which is light on tyres, and therefore one stop strategies are the norm. Given that the 2017 rubber is even more durable than before, if the drivers didn't have to stop at all, I'm sure they'd get to the end no problem. It's hard to overtake in Sochi, so qualifying is crucial, and so far this year Mercedes have had the edge on a Saturday.

The Great Debates - What is the ideal length of an F1 season?

Races every week or a shorter, more compact calendar?

Sidepodcast: The Great Debates - What is the ideal length of an F1 season?

by Christine Blachford

This is The Great Debates, a mini series by Sidepodcast, and you’re listening to the sixth of seven episodes. In this series we’re looking at some of the topics that are endlessly debated, usually with no definitive answer and that’s good because I’m not looking to provide answers, just shed light on the conversation. Yesterday was all about circuits and today we’re continuing that theme but moving to a different aspect of the F1 calendar.

The Great Debates - Should classic F1 circuits be so highly rated?

Old versus new with five different aspects to the discussion

Sidepodcast: The Great Debates - Should classic F1 circuits be so highly rated?

by Christine Blachford

Hello and welcome to the fifth episode of The Great Debates, a mini series brought to you by Sidepodcast in search of the reasons behind some of the endlessly discussed topics. In this series, we’re not looking for answers – these are debates that almost have no answer – but instead highlighting the subjects that most F1 fans have some kind of opinion on. We’ve covered races, drivers and teams and now it’s time to look at another aspect of the F1 circus.

The Great Debates - Is F1 a team or individual sport?

That age old conversation about team orders gets an airing

Sidepodcast: The Great Debates - Is F1 a team or individual sport?

by Christine Blachford

Welcome to The Great Debates, a mini series brought to you by Sidepodcast, focusing on some of the hot topics that surround Formula One that may or may not ever be solved. This is the third episode of our series and we’re moving on to another debate that gets the fans talking. We’ve covered already the specifics of qualifying, and a more fundamental area of the sport, and this is another of the latter category. Let’s get going!

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