Sidepodcast // All for F1 and F1 for all

Written by Amy Fulton

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Medal of honour

Racing around Albert Park without wheels or an F1 engine

Sidepodcast: Medal of honour

by Amy Fulton

In 2011, inspired by Sidepodcast’s very own Christine, I started running. Eventually I could run 5km without stopping, so I ran a race, got a finishers medal, and then barely ran again for another 18 months. Once I started running again at the end of 2012 I realised I needed to keep setting new goals to ensure I kept getting out there. Then I got the February newsletter from the Australian Grand Prix and saw the Australian Grand Prix Run in the sidebar.

Come for a drink, or just come to say "hi"

The 12th annual Sidepodmeetup is approaching fast, will you be there?

Sidepodcast: Come for a drink, or just come to say

by Amy Fulton

Hello you. Do you live in London? Or don’t mind travelling there? Are you booked up six weeks from Thursday? If so and if not, why not come along to the 12th annual Sidepodmeetup? You’ll get to spend an evening with a whole bunch of people who hang out on this website, including our lovely hosts Christine and the mysterious Mr C. Imagine being able to tell your grandchildren you saw his face! If that’s not enough to get you in the door I don’t know what is.

Amy gets the red carpet treatment in Melbourne

Attending the Australian launch of the GREAT Britain campaign

Sidepodcast: Amy gets the red carpet treatment in Melbourne

by Amy Fulton

Earlier this week my friend Kait (who interviewed me for Onya Magazine) asked if I was free on Friday night to attend an event with her. She wasn't sure what it was but she knew it related to motorsport, and was probably smart enough to know that if she went to anything related to F1 without me I may never speak to her again. I compared the 7pm start to the times of free practice, and with one hour to get to Crown Casino after FP2 my name was added to the guest list.

Justice for Amy - How the Australian Grand Prix and Team Lotus fixed everything

The unfortunate competition results are rectified in Melbourne

Sidepodcast: Justice for Amy - How the Australian Grand Prix and Team Lotus fixed everything

by Amy Fulton

Last Thursday you may have read this blog post here at Sidepodcast. Now I’m here a week later to explain what happened as a result. I want to thank everyone for their retweets because I wasn’t going to take the issue any further and without the F1 community behind me I never would have ended up having the fantastic day I got from @myteamlotus and @ausgrandprix.

Help Amy become an Uber fan

Hoping for a grand prize for the Korean Grand Prix

Sidepodcast: Help Amy become an Uber fan

by Amy Fulton

I am in the running for the title of Uber Fan in an Air Asia Australia competition. The prize includes return flights to Korea with Air Asia for two people, paddock passes to the Korean GP including access to the Team Lotus garage for the weekend and accommodation for the duration of the race. A pretty excellent prize for an F1 fan, especially a Team Lotus fan, I’m sure you’d agree.

My Monza paddock tour

Virgin Racing provide extra access during the Italian Grand Prix

Sidepodcast: My Monza paddock tour

by Amy Fulton

There is no doubt that Virgin Racing has by far the most interactive, fan friendly Twitter account of all the teams. They reply to almost everyone, the tone is refreshingly casual, and they often reach out to their fans that are lucky enough to attend races and invite them into the paddock. Sometimes they even reach out to other team’s fans and invite them into the paddock, they’re just that friendly. This is what happened to me in Monza.