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Join the first lady of F1 podcasting as she guides you through all the happenings in the fast-paced world of Formula 1. Aided by her technically-minded friend, she'll bring you information, gossip, statistics and humour, with the odd race report thrown in as well.






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F1 Debrief - Prodding a bear with a stick

Coming up on this show, we discuss three part rage, another change of attitude and several surprising top threes. It was a packed race so naturally we have a packed podcast full of discussion about the top three on the podium in Baku, and many of the events that allowed them to get there.

Duration: 00:30:43

F1 Debrief - Insanity personified in a circle

Following the feedback we received after our last show, we have attempted to rectify the situation by getting the experts in to talk all about the Indy 500. If you've never seen any IndyCar racing before, like at least one half of the Sidepodcast pair, then pay attention as Pat and Lukeh guide us all through what to expect over the next couple of days.

Duration: 00:39:35

The Great Debates - Series 1 Omnibus

Hello and welcome to a new mini series from Sidepodcast, The Great Debates. Formula One is surrounded by endless discussion, speculation, rumour and opinions, but there are some subjects that are more deep rooted than others, some that go right to the heart of what makes F1 the spectacle that it is today – for good, or for bad.

Duration: 00:29:29

The Great Debates - Can you compare F1 eras?

Hello there, F1 friends, and welcome to The Great Debates, the latest mini series from Sidepodcast. The intention here is to shine a light on topics that cause conversation amongst everyone involved in F1, always have done and likely always will do. We have covered six topics in our journey so far and now we’re on to our seventh and final debate, and it’s a big one.

Duration: 00:04:25

The Great Debates - What is the ideal length of an F1 season?

This is The Great Debates, a mini series by Sidepodcast, and you’re listening to the sixth of seven episodes. In this series we’re looking at some of the topics that are endlessly debated, usually with no definitive answer and that’s good because I’m not looking to provide answers, just shed light on the conversation. Yesterday was all about circuits and today we’re continuing that theme but moving to a different aspect of the F1 calendar.

Duration: 00:04:41

The Great Debates - Should classic F1 circuits be so highly rated?

Hello and welcome to the fifth episode of The Great Debates, a mini series brought to you by Sidepodcast in search of the reasons behind some of the endlessly discussed topics. In this series, we’re not looking for answers – these are debates that almost have no answer – but instead highlighting the subjects that most F1 fans have some kind of opinion on. We’ve covered races, drivers and teams and now it’s time to look at another aspect of the F1 circus.

Duration: 00:05:42

The Great Debates - How safe is too safe?

Hello there, you’ve tuned in to an episode of The Great Debates, a mini series from Sidepodcast discussing some of those Formula One topics that just never seem to disappear. We’ve talked about specific format arguments, as well as fundamental sporting discussions and now it’s time to move on to a new conversation, the ongoing debate about safety.

Duration: 00:04:50

The Great Debates - Is F1 a team or individual sport?

Welcome to The Great Debates, a mini series brought to you by Sidepodcast, focusing on some of the hot topics that surround Formula One that may or may not ever be solved. This is the third episode of our series and we’re moving on to another debate that gets the fans talking. We’ve covered already the specifics of qualifying, and a more fundamental area of the sport, and this is another of the latter category. Let’s get going!

Duration: 00:04:38

The Great Debates - Which F1 qualifying format is best?

Hello there, welcome to The Great Debates, a mini series brought to you by Sidepodcast. This is the second episode where we will delve into one of the great mysteries of Formula One – not to find answers, but simply to ponder all sides of an ongoing argument. Yesterday, we looked at a fundamental building block of the sport itself, today, we’re focusing in on a specific part of the race weekend.

Duration: 00:04:48

The Great Debates – Is F1 entertainment or sport?

Hello and welcome to a new mini series from Sidepodcast, The Great Debates. Formula One is surrounded by endless discussion, speculation, rumour and opinions, but there are some subjects that are more deep rooted than others, some that go right to the heart of what makes F1 the spectacle that it is today – for good, or for bad. This series, we aim to investigate some of those debates and whilst not definitively answering the questions, at least making sure they are asked.

Duration: 00:04:43

F1 Debrief - Go as fast as you can and hope for the best

On this show, we talk about Alonso's big news regarding a stint in the Indy 500, and the reaction from fellow drivers and team bosses about this decision. We ponder how McLaren will get on in Monaco without him, even with the return of the super fit but slightly rusty Jenson Button.

Duration: 00:22:13

F1 Debrief - I really give that a thumbs up

On this show, we discuss the new style of Formula One, from the lower rear wings to the wider tyres, and everything that brings to the race track. After two events of the 2017 season, we're excited to see what's been happening and to ponder what the rest of the year might bring.

Duration: 00:26:01

An Aside with Joe - It's just part of the scenery

A new F1 season, with new drivers in new cars, painted with new colours and overseen by new owners, adds up to a whole lot of questions. Luckily we can put all of those to Joe Saward, who's all too briefly back home between race weekends in Australia and China.

Duration: 01:06:22

F1 Debrief - Long live F1!

It's the first Debrief of 2017, and what better topic to be discussing than the change of leadership for the commercial side of Formula One. Bernie Ecclestone is stepping aside at long last and letting someone else take control of the sport we know and mostly love.

Duration: 00:20:02

F1 Debrief - He can just write his name in the history book and walk away

It's been a while since there was some sincerely shocking F1 news that made you sit up in your seat and do a double take. With Rosberg's retirement, it's only natural we took time out to talk about it, so coming up on this show, we accept the challenge of a listener, ponder outside bets for Mercedes, and the possibility of a fabulous 2017.

Duration: 00:22:01

An Aside with Joe - You want something, you go get it

Back home following F1's impressive outing in Brazil, intrepid globetrotter Joe Saward checks in to ponder all the comings and all the goings within the sport. From the quest for an epic TV showdown, to finding the right person to run McLaren and all points in between, we present this packed podcast to take you to the grand finale in Abu Dhabi this weekend.

Duration: 00:17:55

An Aside with Joe - Literally being dull in four languages

Two races from the end of the Formula 1 season, we grab Joe for a quick chat to discuss 2016's imminent conclusion. Before we cover what might yet happen, we look back on what did go down in Mexico, on the judgement calls that had to be made, the shortcut that probably wasn't and listening to radio messages in context.

Duration: 00:48:00

F1 Debrief - The man's a walking cliché

F1 Debrief makes a welcome and musical return to talk about all things lyrical. This week we're discussing the curious case of the missing McLarens, the prancing horse with no name and why some drivers are just phoning it in.

Duration: 00:22:28

An Aside with Joe - I think, they think, they've got a plan

With the sport turned on its head following news of Liberty Media's takeover, we track down Joe between long haul flights to grab his thoughts on all matters Formula 1. We discuss who's been wandering around as if they own the place, saying goodbye to a ghastly bunch of people and why working together makes things better. Plus there's talk about pushing revenue upwards, the demolition of pay television and squeezing just a few more races into the calendar.

Duration: 00:55:53

An Aside with Joe - They seem to take viciousness to a higher level

The championship battle is hotting up and with the always dramatic Canadian Grand Prix around the corner, Joe Saward drops a new mic into the F1 discussion. On the agenda today, we talk about a very big deal in Montreal and the polite way to handle an embargo, an FIA licence for everyone, plus driver lock-in clauses and why the market currently depends on Räikkönen.

Duration: 00:57:39

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