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F1 Debrief - They moved on and so did we // Wishing Kubica all the best, we catch up with three weeks of F1 news

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Coming up on today's show, we discuss launch after launch, test after test, plus wish Kubica all the best.

Intro

F1 got going and we... well, we didn't. First I got ill, then he got ill, and now we've lost momentum. But we'll get it back.

Good week/Bad week

A good week for Karun Chandhok who is going to get the film watch that he desires, and for Räikkönen who is making progress in the rally championship. A bad week for tattoo parlours and for F1 Rocks, or maybe us, because we can't make head nor tail of the headliners for Bahrain.

News and views

There is three weeks worth of news to catch up on and we try our best. Ferrari launched, they are still red. Lotus launched, they are still green. Sauber have gone for a slapdash effect on the livery, whilst Renault, Red Bull and Toro Rosso have no major surprises - except for the front-facing exhausts.

We talk more about the Williams flotation situation, and how shares can go down as well as up, plus their launch - which is mostly about the dark blue livery. Mercedes are still silver.

Then the first test in Valencia. Some people running old cars, Mercedes and Lotus struggling but mostly okay.

We talk about Kubica's crash and wish him a speedy recovery because I miss him already.

McLaren and Virgin turned up the launches a notch with some innovation, as did Force India. HRT, meanwhile, were left with some spaces to fill on their car. Oops.

At the Jerez test, Williams struggled and Renault surveyed their options for a Kubica replacement. Would you pick Heidfeld or Senna?

Feedback

Lots of gorgeous feedback this week:

  • Andy says a newbie hello
  • Eyeteaguy is worried about crashing his car
  • Julian is happy with the calendar to an extent
  • Jon wants a quick hello
  • Mark opens a can of worms when asking about KERS
  • Mamta plugs a podcast and that leads to another interesting shoutout

Housekeeping

Christine's Rankings is back and bigger than ever. We want your predictions, and don't forget that you can get in touch on Facebook.

Outtake

A couple of outtakes today, as we try and get back in the swing of things. The first gives an insight into what it means to be married. Or our version of marriage anyway!

The second is all about song lyrics.

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