Sidepodcast - All for F1 and F1 for all

About Sidepodcast

ChristineSidepodcast is a creativity focused motor sport website, enabling better conversation through innovative application of technology.

From unrestricted, internationally available audio and video broadcasts, through to interactive discussion solutions, Sidepodcast continually pushes the boundaries of motor sport coverage.

Along with regularly delivering hundreds of gigabytes worth of data to consumers every month, the dedicated race coverage, inside line on paddock gossip and interactive roundtable discussions mean Sidepodcast has modern F1 all wrapped up.

Are you sitting comfortably?

Sidepodcast began life at the tail end of 2006, as a means for show anchor Christine and her many co-hosts to air their views on all things Formula 1. Starting out as a single news and opinion show, output has increased and varied year-on-year to form a network of more than a dozen live broadcasts, pre-recorded shows, and regular opinion pieces.

In depth podcast information is available on the shows in detail page, while the archive contains everything produced to date.

Who is behind Sidepodcast?

Christine - Show anchor Christine has been a regular on the social networking scene since 2002 and she's been actively writing ever since. An avid follower of Formula 1 from early 2003, you'll find Christine putting her experience with words to good use as editor-in-chief of Sidepodcast.

Christine became interested in podcasting when the concept was still in its infancy. Her first foray into the world of podcast creation was through LibriVox, volunteering audio readings of books in the public domain.

Writing and producing her own podcast was the next logical step, and Sidepodcast came to life at the tail end of 2006. Not content with simply talking about Formula One, Christine has published four books surrounding the motor sport world, with more on the way.

In 2009, Christine sang the song Felipe Baby for Ferrari engineer Rob Smedley. BBC Radio Tees picked up on the track, played it to Rob and spoke to Christine about it. Smedley met Sidepodcast at the Silverstone Grand Prix and was very lovely about the whole thing.

Mr. C - Christine is joined by Mr. C. He never had plans to host a podcast, but Christine made him anyway.

Contributors to Sidepodcast

A total of 92 people have written content for this site.

We do a lot of work for charity

Where possible, Sidepodcast likes to help out motorsport related charities. In 2009, the F1 community got together to take part in a 12 hour radio marathon to raise money for a good cause. Following the successful completion of the broadcast, the community voted to give all £680 of collected proceeds to the Wings for Life Foundation.

Wings for Life was founded in 2004 by Dietrich Mateschitz, owner of the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team. The team recognised the efforts of the radio marathon on their website.

In 2010, Christine made her first foray into running, and signed up to complete a 5K race, raising funds for the Grand Prix Mechanics Charitable Trust. Thanks to the kind support of the Sidepodcast community, Christine raised £231 for this very worthy charity. The Trust supports retired and injured mechanics after their time in motorsport has come to an end.

Almost award winning

At various times, this site has been nominated for a number of awards. Here are a few of them.

  • Performancing Awards
  • Weblog Awards - Best Online Community
  • Weblog Awards - Best Podcast