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Do Petrolheads dream of electric cars? -
Having been a long time follower of Tesla Motors, both the products and the company activities, and with the company recently launching their range here in Oz, the opportunity to test drive one of the new cars crossed my social network feeds. Boy did I jump at the chance! The day arrived (I was more than a little excited…) and the kit that awaited me was a Dark Blue Tesla Model S P85+. That's basically the top model, with options. Yours, on the road, for AUS $176,000 (GBP 95,000)! - sidepodcast
It's just a bit yellow - Christine's Rankings, Week 31 -
Singapore can often be a quiet week for rankings, because although anyone who's anyone wants to be seen at the track, they're all on the wrong timezone and exceptionally tired. Regardless, the drivers have still been up to mischief, with a couple of good video pieces for the UK broadcasts, some insight into what goes on underneath the firesuits, and an addict makes a confession. - sidepodcast
Hamilton regains championship lead after Singapore victory -
The Singapore Grand Prix was another pivotal point in the fight for the 2014 title, as Lewis Hamilton took the win and the lead in the championship standings by three points. The Brit started from pole position, but opted for a different strategy to all those around him, after a safety car brought out by Sergio Pérez shedding his front wing. - sidepodcast
Championship fight takes huge Singapore swing -
The Singapore GP may have started out as a moonlit cruise but the fireworks came out in the second half of the race as Adrian Sutil caused a safety car that completely changed the complexion of the race. Though the early part of the race had been fairly processional (12 to 21st all remained in the same order until lap 8), it was packed with drama as the one retirement was a critical one. A wiring loom failure created pre-race anxiety for Nico Rosberg which was justified as the German failed to pull away for the formation lap. And while Rosberg did manage to get away from the pitlane, he never really got going, even the Caterham and Marussias easily pulled away from his mis-shifting Mercedes. - sidepodcast
Rate the race - Singapore 2014 -
This is the time to stand proud and cast your vote - how did the Singapore Grand Prix rate compared to the rest of the season? I think it's safe to say it wasn't a classic, without particularly swaying your opinion one way or the other. Street circuits don't always deliver and this was one of those. But there was plenty to behold, and here you can vote if it still caught your interest. - sidepodcast
Team standings - Singapore 2014 -
There's not a huge amount of movement on the team standings, although Force India were the main team gaining from the Singapore weekend. They had both drivers finishing in the points which allowed them to jump ahead of McLaren, taking fifth place in the standings with a gap of six points. - sidepodcast
Driver standings - Singapore 2014 -
Lewis Hamilton's race victory allowed him to take the lead of the championship for the first time since Spain, with three points now the gap between him and teammate Nico Rosberg. Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel have both made improvements after their good finishes this weekend, whilst Valtteri Bottas's drop out of the points on the final few laps has pushed him down to sixth place. - sidepodcast
Race results - Singapore 2014 -
Lewis Hamilton led a tense race, untroubled by his teammate who was forced to start from the pit lane and eventually retire from the race. Instead, the focus was on the Red Bull drivers, who took on a different strategy to the sole Mercedes after a safety car period. The safety car came out due to Sergio Pérez's front wing exploding across the track, and the lengthy slow circling did bring about a lull in proceedings. - sidepodcast
Race highlights - Singapore 2014 -
Any thought of rain was pushed firmly from our minds as the 2014 night race got underway without any weather problems. Two drivers failed to get through the formation lap without problem, and there were a couple of significant retirements that affected how the race unfolded. Tyre strategy was important, particularly as the race neared its conclusion - the event turned into a tense waiting game to see who would end up where when everything panned out. - sidepodcast
Starting grid - Singapore 2014 -
Amazingly, considering the number of reliability problems we've seen so far this weekend, there are no penalties to be had on the grid. That means Lewis Hamilton takes his pole position without incident, and will face off teammate Nico Rosberg down the short run to the first corner. Red Bull will hope to stop them, or at least pick up the pieces from any incident, as they follow the two off the line. - sidepodcast
Saturday night fever -
Jenson Button was outqualified by his teammate Kevin Magnussen, but more crucially, missed out on getting into the top ten by 0.17 seconds. The Brit made a small mistake on his final flying lap, locking up partway round, but was struggling with the balance of the car, anyway. - sidepodcast
Qualifying results - Singapore 2014 -
Although at the end of the session, it was a familiar front row of the two Mercedes drivers, they didn't look quite as dominant as they have done previously in the season. Red Bull were the next fastest, but for a while it looked as though Ferrari might be able to jump ahead. Kimi Räikkönen had to ditch his last flying lap attempts, though, after the car developed a power unit problem. - sidepodcast
Romain Grosjean hits out at underperforming Renault -
It’s been no secret that Lotus have struggled to get the most out of the new style F1 cars, particularly in terms of power units, and the frustration is starting to tell - especially for driver Romain Grosjean. After qualifying in Singapore saw him down and out in 16th, with teammate Pastor Maldonado not progressing out of the first session, the Frenchman hit out at the engine, quite vociferously over team radio. - sidepodcast
Qualifying highlights - Singapore 2014 -
Whilst there was some rain in the air before and after the Formula One action on Saturday, qualifying remained dry. There was a lot to behold as the cars appeared to struggle to cope in the hot and humid conditions. The battle to get out of the drop zone for each session was tough, and although the running order doesn't necessarily seem out of place, the result belies a tense session that sets up a great grid for the race tomorrow. - sidepodcast
Free Practice 3 results - Singapore 2014 -
The Mercedes pair were surprisingly down on pace in the final practice session ahead of qualifying. Nico Rosberg was third fastest, with Lewis Hamilton down in sixth. Fernando Alonso was at the top of the timesheets, but the top nine drivers were all within a second of each other. Williams managed to improve on their Friday times, and get into the top ten. - sidepodcast
Vettel suffers power unit problem in Singapore practice -
Sebastian Vettel is almost certain to pick up a ten place grid drop at some point during the remainder of the season, after the Red Bull driver suffered yet another power unit issue during practice in Singapore. The defending champion wasn’t planning to race the engine he was running in free practice, but he probably wasn’t also planning to end up pulling to a halt at the end of the session with a mechanical failure. - sidepodcast
Free Practice 2 results - Singapore 2014 -
Lewis Hamilton took over the top spot as Mercedes returned to lead the timesheets for the afternoon session in Singapore. It was touch and go whether Sebastian Vettel would be able to join the running after a power unit problem in first practice. He completed only five laps but still managed to finish in fifth place. - sidepodcast
Free Practice 1 results - Singapore 2014 -
The Ferrari drivers were looking much more comfortable around the Singapore street circuit, with Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen both running near the top of the timesheets for much of the session. Alonso ended up fastest overall, although Kimi's session ended rather differently - in the pit lane with his brakes on fire! - sidepodcast
RT @F1Minute: Kamui Kobayashi upset at Caterham treatment in Spa #f1
Kamui Kobayashi upset at Caterham treatment in Spa #f1
Something of a new feature on Sidepodcast, the Selection Box! #f1
New hair at Sidepodcast HQ -
New hair at Sidepodcast HQ
How Big Is Space - Interactive version
RT @SimonF1twit: @BadgerGP @sidepodcast can you spread the word for me - our baby came 4weeks early, so I can't go to Spa. Does anyone want a ticket?
Watched the new Captain America last night, loved the F1 references
Mini Bradley Cooper is genius. Jason Sudeikis Returns As Soccer Coach Ted Lasso
A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film
Recently signed up to @HelloFreshUK for fab ingredient and recipe deliveries. Loving it so far!
RT @notonlyahatrack: @betterthan My first opportunity to deploy an @F1Minute sticker :D
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