Coming up this week, we discuss testing tyres, TV statistics, upcoming launches and drivers with beards.
Once again, we are having to confirm that we do talk about F1 as well as the many other sports that are cropping up, most notably football.
A good week for Fauzy who has signed up for another Lotus team, and for Ferrari as they look likely to continue the partnership with Marlboro. A bad week for HRT who might find themselves with an Earth Car, and for Lucas di Grassi who is struggling to find himself any car.
We discuss the recent Pirelli tyre test, and why it took place in Abu Dhabi, at night, in the wet. Pedro de la Rosa wasn't 100% impressed with the visibility but Pirelli got what they were after.
Meanwhile, Williams are busy contemplating their future and we discuss how a stock market flotation is probably a good thing to save the team from the hands of Patrick Head. Maybe.
In less exciting news, Bernie has some rubbish statistics about the growth of the TV audience, and a quote that doesn't seem likely to have come from him. We also talk beards, and introduce the Quote/Unquote feature.
Several bits of feedback this week:
For 2011, the Sidepodcast calendar is bigger and better than ever. We give Lukeh's Chitra Chandhok post a big shoutout, and once again talk about the football.
Filed under F1 Debrief
References AT&T Williams, Caterham F1 Team, Lotus Racing, Lucas di Grassi, Pedro de la Rosa
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