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A definitive list of active F1 podcasts in 2017

Scouring the web, so you don't have to

Sidepodcast: A definitive list of active F1 podcasts in 2017

by Christine

Since podcasting began, it has been providing a revolutionary means to get great audio and video content out to those all too eager to consume it. The Formula One world has dipped its toe in and out of the podcasting water, teams have tried it and broadcasters have their interpretations, but it feels to me that there has never been such a wealth of great content for fans to listen and watch as there is right now. So many great shows, available on so many different devices, and all for free!

VR curious?

Immersive experiences put fans behind the wheel

Sidepodcast: VR curious?

by Mr. C

Despite being an outfit with one of the smallest budgets in Formula 1, the Sauber team provided fans with some truly innovative content last year. Although a number of constructors have previously dabbled with virtual reality in the past, the Swiss team put in a season long effort to bring their audience Formula 1 in 360 degrees.

2017's free to air races include Monaco, Britain and the USA

Channel 4 confirm their chosen live events for the season

Sidepodcast: 2017's free to air races include Monaco, Britain and the USA

by Christine

The Formula One channel-share that has seen both Channel 4 and Sky Sports F1 doubling up on coverage during the 2016 season continues into the new season, as the British broadcasters embark on the second of a three-year deal. Channel 4 will then secede rights to Sky Sports who take over as exclusive rightsholders from 2019, but before that, there is still some free-to-air coverage to enjoy.

The price is rights

Selling F1 by the pound

Sidepodcast: The price is rights

by Mr. C

Do you know what television will look like in 2024? Could you say for certain how the general populous will choose to consume their media eight long years from now? Can you predict the path of live streaming technology or media trends nearly a decade away?

The genuine article

Can F1's worst news abuser clean up its act?

Sidepodcast: The genuine article

by Mr. C

Arguably one of the biggest shocks during the past few months of Formula One downtime was unrelated to anything a driver or a team has said or done. Back in February the F1 editor of one of motosport's biggest online brands dropped a media bombshell and announced he would be leaving Autosport in May. Jonathan Noble decided to follow several of his colleagues to rival website

Talkin' bout a revolution

Moving F1 interviews outside the circuit

Sidepodcast: Talkin' bout a revolution

by Mr. C

Ferrari's new man in charge Maurizio Arrivabene may have only been in the hot seat for five minutes, but he has already managed to make an impression. This week Arrivabene tabled one of the best suggestions for an improvement to Formula One I've heard in years. Cynics will no doubt already be listing out all the reasons why his suggestion is untenable, for the moment at least I want to believe.

Official F1 App comes to the iPhone and iPad

Formula 1 session data in the palm of your hand

Sidepodcast: Official F1 App comes to the iPhone and iPad

by Mr. C

Arriving three months or more later than expected and cutting it seriously close to the start of the Formula 1 season, the 2014 official F1 App is finally available to download today. The good news is the basic version comes for free, while the premium upgrade costs less than half that of previous years. The bad news is that although refreshed with a modern looking skin, the almost entirely unfathomable user interface remains largely untouched.

Sky Sports and BBC name their 2014 Formula 1 schedules

F1 season closer remains free to air

Sidepodcast: Sky Sports and BBC name their 2014 Formula 1 schedules

by Christine

The races that will be free to air in the UK next year have been confirmed, with nine events available live on the BBC and highlights for the remaining ten. Subscription service Sky will air the Monaco and Singapore races exclusively, as well as the returning race in Austria. The brand new Grand Prix in Russia will be available on both platforms, as will the season-ending double-points spectacular in Abu Dhabi. Those races the BBC do not have rights to will be available with extended highlights.

Onboard with F1 thermal imaging

Turning up the heat in Monza

Sidepodcast: Onboard with F1 thermal imaging

by Mr. C

F1 fans tuning in to Friday's free practice session in Monza were treated to a unique view of their favourite cars thanks to a new kind of thermal imaging display. Infrared technology has been used by the sport to bring fans closer to the action since 2008, but this is the first time we've seen them attached to cars before.

We won't get fooled again?

The changing face of US F1 television coverage

Sidepodcast: We won't get fooled again?

by Kai

I enjoyed the SPEED coverage when I first came back to F1 about 5 years ago. But then I found Sidepodcast and I heard the UK coverage for the first time. I did not know what I had been missing. I just couldn’t go back. SPEED had the three commentators sitting in a little room in Charlotte, North Carolina watching the world feed and timing and scoring. The pit reporter is the only one actually at the race.

Tunnel vision

FOM and FanVision fail to agree terms for 2013 F1 season

Sidepodcast: Tunnel vision

by Christine

It has been announced today that FanVision will not be providing coverage at Formula One races for 2013, after failing to reach an agreement with Formula One Management over the required rights. The FanVision handheld device provided comprehensive coverage for fans, teams, the media and more at the circuit, offering a fantastic overview of the all action wherever people were stationed.

BBC announce free-to-air Formula One races for 2013

UK broadcaster adds Canada and drops Monaco next year

Sidepodcast: BBC announce free-to-air Formula One races for 2013

by Christine

The BBC made a raft of F1 announcements today, but the most important for fans in the UK was the schedule naming which races will be broadcasting live. Just as last year, the BBC get to have ten races where they will have live coverage, and ten where they can only show a highlights package after the event has finished. This runs alongside the broadcast rights for Sky Sports, who show the entire season live in its entirety.