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Episode 57 - It was a long seven minutes in the Renault world // All the action from the Malaysian Grand Prix, with feedback, news and more

Published by Christine Blachford

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What with races in the middle of the night, and podcast delays due to laptop troubles, we at Sidepodcast Towers are very, very confused. However, we try and make sense of the madness in Episode 57.


Breaking god knows how many copyright laws never felt so good.

Good week / Bad week

Good week for Kovalainen and Vettel, but a bad week for Force India and the concept of aerodynamics.

News and views

Toro Rosso are for sale - want to buy an F1 team? The BBC get F1 rights - why? And will it be any good? Finally, Jean Todt steps down as CEO of Ferrari but is he stepping into another role?


Reliability problems continue, with David Coulthard's Red Bull shattering, and Kimi running out of fuel. One-lap specialist Trulli is no doubt in a good mood after his stellar lap and how scary was the footage from Heidfeld's final lap?

The race

Wondering who will be first out of the door, Massa or Nakajima, and who will replace them?Attempting to defend Bourdais, is it fair to compare him to Vettel? And cheering on Webber because he not only finished the race but picked up a couple of points as well.


A Fantasy Racers Sidepodcast league update, some new tagline submissions, and proof that there's no rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney.

Buy from Amazon - Pocket F1 Handbook: Guide to the 2015 Grand Prix Season

365 F1 stories

Three time World Champion Niki Lauda was born on this day in 1949 - where was his birthplace?

F1 team launches
Sauber F1 TeamOnline20 Feb
Renault Sport F1 TeamTBC21 Feb
Sahara Force India F1 TeamSilverstone, England22 Feb
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamSilverstone, England23 Feb
McLaren HondaTBC24 Feb
Scuderia FerrariFiorano, Italy24 Feb
Williams Martini RacingTBC25 Feb
Haas F1 TeamTBC26 Feb
Red Bull RacingOnline26 Feb
Scuderia Toro RossoBarcelona, Spain26 Feb
F1 test schedule
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain27 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain28 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain1 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain2 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain7 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain8 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain9 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain10 Mar

An Aside with Joe