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F1 Debrief - We're just going to roll with it - Topics on this show include Abu Dhabi, Martin Brundle, and Virgin Racing

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Coming up this week, we discuss tweaking circuits, safer cockpits, door handles, donkeys, and of course, Sebastian Vettel.


Twas the night before Abu Dhabi.

Good week / Bad week

It's been a good week for Lewis Hamilton fans as the driver finally signed up to Twitter, but it's been a bad week for Alonso who pulled some funny faces when taking in the Ferrari World rollercoaster. It's been a good week for Karun Chandhok, as he starts making t-shirts, but a bad week for Bernie as getting a full line-up for a photograph is quite tricky.

News and views

There's plenty of 5live news to discuss, including whether Holly Samos really is leaving to start a donkey sanctuary, and if Martin Brundle was sizing up a new partner during Free Practice.

We also discuss team movements, with Virgin Racing getting a new name in their title, and hopefully a bit more money, whilst Williams sign up with Sainsburys.

The race

Several voicemails guide us through today's action, including thoughts on the world championship and whether we have a worthy winner. We ponder Schumacher's accident and how dangerous it could have been. We also evaluate the new teams and their very own championship.


A mammoth live streaming and Twitter event includes a bit of a shoutout for the Sidepodcast Community, and we conclude Lukeh's intro was the best ever heard on the podcast.


A couple of bits of housekeeping, including the fact that we'll be covering testing in a much more limited way this year, plus Christine's Rankings will come to a close this time next week. Finally, if you've got something to say about the season gone by, why not leave a voicemail or send an mp3 with your submissions for the season review montage?

The number is 0121 28 87225, our username on Skype is Sidepodcast, and of course my email is


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