Sidepodcast - All for F1 and F1 for all

It's only make believe - Our first Sidepodcast league on F1's Fantasy Racers

Published by Christine

Last year, we ventured into the world of Fantasy F1 by taking part in a competition on Batracer. I say “we” but of course, I didn’t have the patience to put in the hours of effort required, and I certainly wasn’t impressed when we only managed twelfth place after all the time invested. It’s not that I was taking it too seriously, but I just wanted to see more of a result for all the hard work.

Since then, I’ve been thinking about Fantasy F1 and its many different forms, and wondering whether there is one out there that takes minimal effort and simply adds that little extra element to watching a race. Just as I was about to mention it on the show and solicit opinions, Dan Cross beat me to it and posted details of a Sidepodcast league he had set up over on

Of course, we had to go and check it out, and I immediately set up my team “Sidepodcast Racers”. It was incredibly easy to do, sign up (email and name required only), pick a team name, pick your drivers. There’s a limited budget, obviously, but you can recruit a couple of good names to your team. My team at the moment consists of: Adrian Sutil, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso and Robert Kubica.

Sidepodcast Racers team @

Yes, I did just pick the drivers I like, and that in turn means my team is subject to change at any moment. Thankfully, it's really easy to do.

Joining the Sidepodcast league is easy too. Here’s Dan’s instructions:

Those looking to join the Sidepodcast league on Fantasy Racers will need the following info (it’s dead simple!):

League Name: Sidepodcast

League Number: 118

League Password: franck

Any players wishing to join the league need to create a team in the main competition using the link below, and then follow the ‘Join New League’ link beneath your name in the menu.

Coolest. Password. Ever.

We’ve had some wonderful people signing up already, but there’s plenty of room for more. Let’s get a friendly competition going. You can already sense the competitiveness between him and me. What kind of a team name is “Longitudinal Inertia” anyway, regardless of whether you can say it or not?