Joe Saward returns from an extended summer break to bring us all the news from the Formula 1 world. With the 2012 calendar confirmed we discuss alternating motor races, a village with a happy atmosphere, taking F1 to Le Mans and China's giant paddock Pac-Man.
Dropping in for a chat, following the British GP and fresh from a successful 'Audience With..' at Stowe School, Joe Saward tackles Formula 1's big issues. Cost-cutting claptrap, incentives to invest and rocking the regulations are but a few of the topics covered in this episode of An Aside with Joe.
Joe returns from the never ending Grand Prix to chat about all things F1, including the abundance of puns in Montreal, how Lewis Hamilton has kept himself to himself and why the right calls were made in the name of safety.
Sidepodcast regular Bassano visited a Senna screening and a bonus Q&A; session with Asif Kapadia. Hear the film's director discuss how they decided what footage to put in, and how they convinced Bernie they needed more time.
Joe makes it back from a frenetic Grand Prix in Turkey to pass comment and judgement on all matters related to Formula 1 and much more. In this show, Joe compares rocket ships, explains why overtaking still isn't easy and pits some young soldiers against an old man.
Normally on these chats, we sit back and ask the questions to far more knowledgeable people than ourselves, but this time round, the tables have been turned. Steve takes the helm to interview us about how Sidepodcast began.
With three races complete in the 2011 season, Joe takes time out ahead of the mini-break to catch up on what has been happening in the paddock. From saving China with a Dutch driver and discovering a licence to print money, to identifying cars by sound alone, Joe has F1 covered in under an hour.
In a brief break between races one and two, Joe checks in to analyse all the happenings around Formula 1. Including, Pirelli's terrific debut, the fairest FIA for a long time, a tragic story at the back of the grid and who has a passion for Petrov.