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F1 Debrief - Like a spaceship painted black and gold - A full roundup of the action from Malaysia, with Red Bull's KERS troubles and more

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Coming up this week, we discuss pit stops aplenty, terribly bad parking and a game of marbles.


Enjoy this podcast, but we can't guarantee that the contents will be the same after you have been to sleep.

Good week/Bad week

It's been a good week for school kids, who got a visit from Team Lotus and were subjected to a Honda advertisement. Maybe. It's been a bad week for Claire Williams, who needs to polish off her glasses and park in the right place!

It's been a good week for both exercise and charity as running each and every track this year could raise money for a good cause, but it's been a bad week as Williams reveal that even their best hero has flaws.


We discuss Free Practice in only a little bit of detail as we only saw one session between us. The Renault cars blew up and Virgin followed suit.

In Qualifying, it was closer at the top, five drivers all battling for supremacy, even if it was Vettel that secure the position eventually. HRT got through, Williams were poor, and Petrov was not as good as I'd hoped.

The race

KERS is still not a great solution for Red Bull, although they are at least trying. The first few laps were clean and then the onslaught of pit stops began. There were a lot of pit stops. Some were for mechanical troubles, others were genuine stops for tyres.

We discuss Lewis' tyre troubles, Sauber's debris issues and a three-wide attack on Michael Schumacher. We also debate the new rules, the benefits of DRS and KERS, plus whether tyre pit stops mean anything at all.


Brilliant feedback this week:

  • Andy asks what music makes you think of Formula One
  • Jordan recaps some moments from Australia, and particularly makes us think about Renault
  • Scott talks meetups and racing
  • Ian gives us a brief pat on the back

Full Voicemails

The full audio extravaganza from Gavin, in which he talks F1 and pitstops, the never-ending furore surrounding penalties and those teams and drivers that display pointlessness.

Hear unedited highlights from Jordan's voicemail, where he discusses rookies, race predictions and reviews.


Mr C has to hold his hands up and apologise to Autosport for spreading some malicious rumours about them. Oh, alright, it was a simple misunderstanding, and apologies are forthcoming.

We also discuss the concept of donations and how we reconcile them at the same time as buying a new HD TV.

Finally, Lil' Si plays us out with a fantastic F1 tune.


Just one little snippet from me, in which I try to attempt some maths, and as you might have already guessed, fail miserably.