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Red Bull get up to speed in Cardiff

A demonstration from the championship winning team in Wales

Sidepodcast: Red Bull get up to speed in Cardiff

by Christine

Fresh from their efforts to bring F1 closer to the fans in Texas, Red Bull turned their attention to Cardiff yesterday, wowing the crowds with their Speed Jam event. Held at Cardiff Bay, the fans certainly turned out to see Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo take to the streets. With F1, NASCAR, Karting and stunt planes all in attendance, there was no shortage of things to see and do in Cardiff Bay.

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.

The Unofficial F1 World Tour 2010 - Part 10

The final updates in Alex's incredible global adventure

Sidepodcast: The Unofficial F1 World Tour 2010 - Part 10

by Alex J Snell

So here we are! We've made it to the end of the season, and more importantly, Alex has. His mission to attend every single Grand Prix this year has been an outstanding success, and he's became a regular in the paddock - making friends with teams, and getting his name up in lights! We've got just one more race to look at, and then, quite frankly, I don't know what we're going to do with ourselves. Can you do it again next year, please Alex?

The Unofficial F1 World Tour 2010 - Part 9

Alex Snell's adventures take him to Korea and Brazil

Sidepodcast: The Unofficial F1 World Tour 2010 - Part 9

by Alex J Snell

Hello there, thank you for joining me once again as we head into the home stretch of Alex Snell's incredible journey around the globe, attending every single Grand Prix in 2010. The season itself is over, but we've got just three races to recap on. With such highs already in the adventure, what else can Alex get up to? If you'd like to read more from Alex, visit his travel blog, or get up to the minute updates on his Twitter account. Now, over to Alex.

On track with Pat - A day of firsts

A driving experience at the Thruxton circuit

Sidepodcast: On track with Pat - A day of firsts

by Pat W

For my 21st birthday I was given a certificate for a 'driving experience' at Thruxton circuit in Hampshire. I was keen to use it but couldn't find the time until much later when it was in danger of expiring, so it came to be that I found myself at Thruxton one cold morning in early December 2001 to drive a Formula Ford 1600. (This rest of this post has been adapted from a series of posts I wrote for the F1NGers newsgroup in the days afterwards.)

The Unofficial F1 World Tour 2010 - Part 8

Singapore and Japan are next on the F1 schedule

Sidepodcast: The Unofficial F1 World Tour 2010 - Part 8

by Alex J Snell

Welcome along, we are back with another double race update from the fabulous Alex Snell, who is following the F1 calendar and visiting every single Grand Prix in 2010. We're more than halfway through, now, and Alex has become a bit of a household name in the paddock, gaining insight that he could only have dreamed of at the start of the year. If you'd like to read more from Alex, visit his travel blog, or get up to the minute updates on his Twitter account. Now, over to Alex.

On track with Paul - My very first outing

A tour of the Wakefield Park circuit at the Festival of Sports Cars

Sidepodcast: On track with Paul - My very first outing

by Paul

After reading Kai's excellent post last week, and after a bit of encouragement from other parts, I have written a post about some of my own on-track experiences. Motor racing is an expensive business, even at the most basic level, but with a little but of saving, most people should be able to get out on a track in some form or other. Rather than just talk about my most recent fun at a track day, I thought I would start with my very first outing.

The art of winning

A Lotus competition winner gives his side of the story

Sidepodcast: The art of winning

by Christine

At the beginning of August, we highlighted a Lotus competition in which they wanted you to get creative. The team were offering the chance to send in your artwork - anything from photographs to sketches to cartoons - and have it be judged by the drivers themselves. Heikki and Jarno were ready and waiting to judge your endeavours and the winning items would be hung in the factory itself.

The Unofficial F1 Monster Tour 2010

Bonus adventures from Alex Snell's travels

Sidepodcast: The Unofficial F1 Monster Tour 2010

by Christine

We've been following Alex Snell on his adventures since the start of the year, and he's met and networked with a lot of people. Just recently though, he's found himself being upstaged on the epic global tour, and it's by his own travelling companion. When Alex trotted off to Australia for the first race of the year, the only thing we knew about the Cookie Monster was that it made an appearance as his Twitter avatar. Since then, the monster has not only joined Alex at several locations, he's also dived further into the pitlane than anyone else ever could.

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.