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F1 Debrief - This is an absolute nerdfest - Recapping the Bahrain Grand Prix, plus introducing the Factbyte Factbox

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Coming up on this week's show, we talk about visits to the Queen, Williams holding a grudge, surreptitious snorkels, bumpy roads and singing commentators.


A curious thing has happened, in which Mr C finds himself agreeing with an unlikely source.

Good week / Bad week

It has been a good week for Brawn GP and Nick Fry as he accepted a Laureus award on their behalf. Jenson Button is also having a good time of it as he is fast becoming bi-lingual. It's been a bad week for Stefan GP, as their road to F1 might be a bit tough, whilst the Bahrain organisers struggle to control their champions.

News and views

The McLaren wing kerfuffle seems to be over for now, although that only seems to be because the team didn't do so well in Bahrain. Elsewhere, it feels like the entire paddock is picking on Schumacher.

The Race

We recap some of the key points, including Chandhok's lack of laps, Vettel's reliability problems, and Webber's overfill of oil. We've created a fabulous Factbyte Factbox that has made the weekend much more interesting for us, which is lucky because the racing was dire. We decide to forego moaning about the race and instead let our voicemails do the talking.


Two quick shoutouts, some emails regarding Fantasy Racers and pronunciation, a message from Sir Stirling Moss, and a note about how very nerdy the weekend has become.