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Sidepodpanel - The first - Our inaugural panel show includes questions on FOTA and Force India

Published by Christine

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This is the first ever Sidepodpanel show, and as such is hilarious in it's unrehearsed and spontaneous nature. However, it really was a lot of fun to record, so hopefully, you'll enjoy listening.

Joining us on tonight's panel:

  • Alex
  • Gavin
  • Flibster
  • Steven
  • Andy
  • Scott

We cover all manner of topics, including the standard engine idea, what FOTA would ever be able to do about it, whether Force India are up to scratch, who Alonso should have as his second driver, and of course, whether Bourdais should be given another year in F1.

Additional information

  • Remembered as: The First Ever Sidepodpanel
  • Host: Mr C
  • Team Super Aguri: Scott, Gavin, Andy
  • Team Andrea Moda: Steven, Alex, Flibster

(Team names courtesy of R.G.)


  • Engine standardisation or homologation from the FIA. Good or bad? Discuss.
  • How do you think engine standardisation may help an independent team like Williams?
  • Looking at the race we’ve just witnessed, what did you make of Ferrari’s use of team orders today in China?
  • We’re not going to the last race of the season. We’re going to Brazil with two guys fighting for the championship. How do you think it’s going to go and what do you make of the season thus far?
  • Force India drivers have been re-signed this weekend. Are they worth it and could Force India have done a better job?
  • What do you make of Alonso’s future, where do you see him going and what do you think the season’s going to hold for him next year?
  • If you had Alonso as the number one in Ferrari, who would your subservient second driver be?
  • Kovalainen – how’s he done this year? Discuss.
  • DC. His career’s coming to an end in one race’s time. What do you make of him and what do you make of the latter part of his career, most notably this year but also what he did last year?
  • FOTA – worthwhile or complete and utter waste of time? Discuss.
  • Sebastien Bourdais – reasons he should stay in Formula 1 for one more year.