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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

Which Finnish driver, who drove for Tyrrell, BAR and Ferrari, was born on this day in 1966?

F1 team launches
McLaren HondaOnline29 Jan
Sauber F1 TeamOnline30 Jan
Scuderia FerrariOnline30 Jan
Scuderia Toro RossoJerez, Spain31 Jan
Infiniti Red Bull RacingJerez, Spain1 Feb
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamJerez, Spain1 Feb
Williams Martini RacingJerez, Spain1 Feb
Lotus F1 TeamJerez, Spain2 Feb
Sahara Force India F1 TeamOnline25 Feb
F1 test schedule
Circuito de JerezSpain1 Feb
Circuito de JerezSpain2 Feb
Circuito de JerezSpain3 Feb
Circuito de JerezSpain4 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain19 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain20 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain21 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain22 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain26 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain27 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain28 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain1 Mar

An Aside with Joe