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The Motorsport Saga: Breaking dawn

Happy new racing year

Sidepodcast: The Motorsport Saga: Breaking dawn

by Mr. C

It's fair to say Sidepodcast's 2017 finished a whole lot better than it started. For Formula 1 the opposite was arguably true. All the intrigue and promise of the opening races rapidly withered on the vine, culminating in what was by all accounts an unwatchable race. I won't pretend we even tried.

She'll be back!

F1 podcasting with artificial intelligence

Sidepodcast: She'll be back!

by Mr. C

One of the trickiest problems we have struggled to resolve at Sidepodcast is how to produce timely news podcasts when Mrs Christine is unwell. I lack the talent to step in to replace her and we've bounced around all manner of alternate ideas from leaning on the community to record shows for us, to cutting up old recordings to splice together new sentences. It turns out this girl is hard to replace.

Sidelining an Aside

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end

Sidepodcast: Sidelining an Aside

by Mr. C

If you follow us on Twitter (and you should, frankly we're a lot of fun) you'll know the Aside with Joe series of podcasts have come to end. After 77 episodes and more than 66 hours of F1 discussion recorded since 2009, it is time to draw this particular chapter to a close. For the record Joe would like you to know that it was he who shot first, not Han.

Ten years of Sidepodcast

Celebrating a decade's worth of F1 content

Sidepodcast: Ten years of Sidepodcast

by Christine

We're not super big on anniversaries and suchlike here at Sidepodcast HQ, but it turns out that on this very day, ten years ago, the whole concept of Sidepodcast was born. On the 30th December 2006, I purchased a domain name, whipped up a quick start blog and began posting about what we were working on.

Raising a glass to 2016

Happy New Year from Sidepodcast

Sidepodcast: Raising a glass to 2016

by Christine

It's New Year's Eve, a day when you can safely look back on the year just gone, and prepare yourself for the one ahead. Here at Sidepodcast HQ, we are looking forward to 2016 because it can only be better than the twelve months that preceded it. Personally, life has been busy and trying and difficult, but in F1 terms, too, things haven't been great.

An unplanned gap year

Dealing with a self-imposed stop and go

Sidepodcast: An unplanned gap year

by Mr. C

Just days from the start of a brand new F1 season, it has become unquestionably clear that the two of us are not remotely ready for race one. Wildly unprepared and massively behind schedule, I cannot foresee any way we could competently cover the opening Grand Prix. It's time to take a break.

Sidepodcast: The next generation

A little less conversation but a lot more content

Sidepodcast: Sidepodcast: The next generation

by Christine

This site has undergone many changes across the last seven plus years. Debuting initially as a weekly podcast, we've evolved through hectic nine-shows-a-weekend seasons, live thread community bonding, quality video production, feature length writing, real life meetups, virtual parties, endless F1 debates and an expansion of sporting and non-sporting interests. Through it all there have been highs and lows, triumphs and tantrums, and that's just Mr C.

I could go a bundle on 2013

Highlights from the last twelve months of Sidepodcast

Sidepodcast: I could go a bundle on 2013

by Christine

We have just passed over into the new year, and while season's greetings are still being shared, there is just time for another little dab of nostalgia before we turn our attention fully to the 2014 F1 season. We are sometimes so busy that it is easy to forget what we've achieved over the course of a year, and I think it's worth a look back to pick out highlights from the past twelve months. These are mine, things I'm particularly proud of from Sidepodcast in 2013.

Simple plans

Highlights to look forward to on Sidepodcast before next season

Sidepodcast: Simple plans

by Mr. C

The Formula One season felt like it might never end, but eventually it did exactly that. On Friday the annual FIA prize-giving gala awarded trophies to Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing, celebrating their crushing domination of F1 and fourth consecutive titles. Thoughts at Sidepodcast now turn to how we should while away the downtime between now and the start of the 2014 season, currently a massive 97 days away.

I could go a bundle on 2012

Picking out my personal highlights from the past twelve months of F1

Sidepodcast: I could go a bundle on 2012

by Christine

The New Year celebrations are just about dying down now, but there's still time to squeeze in a little more nostalgia before our attention turns fully to the year ahead. We always said that 2012 was to be a year of, shall we say, regeneration at Sidepodcast, and as we navigated our way through a season of unknowns, we still managed to have a lot of fun along the way. To tie up the year nicely, I've gathered my favourite bits and pieces of the year. Why not relive them with me?

Won't you stay another day

A festive haul of F1 content to fill the off-season

Sidepodcast: Won't you stay another day

by Mr. C

Having successfully navigated what must be the single longest season in Formula One history, Christine and I find ourselves with energy in reserve ahead of sport's traditional winter break. We have many new things planned, so the next three months will mostly be spent working hard, but unlike last winter we don't need to take an excessively extended break.

In case of emergency, mashup content

Recording F1Minute the hard way

Sidepodcast: In case of emergency, mashup content

by Christine

Podcasting is an excellent and rewarding hobby, but it becomes something of a problem when there is some audio interference. Every year, I complain about fireworks, but there's also a significant issue to be had when, as hosts, you get a cold. Nasal tones, mispronunciations, sniffling and coughing don't really make for good podcasts - which means you just have to hold off on the updates, no matter how much news is emerging.

Are you ready for 2012?

Expectations, plans, and thanks as we prepare for another F1 season

Sidepodcast: Are you ready for 2012?

by Mr. C

Formula 1 offered up a sensational season in 2011, with a veritable platter of rule changes that worked better in practice than anyone could have hoped. Fresh sets of rubber, movable wings that visibly made a difference and the return of kinetic energy systems, all colluded to offer up an unprecedented quantity of on track action. We'll take all that and much more in 2012 please.

Introducing the F1Minute iPhone app

A brand new mobile way of getting you F1 news fix

Sidepodcast: Introducing the F1Minute iPhone app

by Mr. C

Putting regular, bytesize Formula 1 news in the palm of your hands, this App is designed to keep fans up-to-date via the simplest means possible. Free of superfluous features or distraction, we've put F1 headlines front and centre and tailored the end-to-end experience to ensure users can easily understand what's happening in the world of F1.