Podium or Pits is Badger’s weekly guide to what’s hot and what’s not in Formula One. Stay tuned for all matters F1, including Kimi on a yacht, the London Grand Prix, McLaren’s electronics, Flavio’s newfound fidelity and Vettel comes to Sussex…
We just like seeing him smile – It’s very rare that you see Kimi Raikkonen smile anywhere near a racing circuit. Yet, even as his distaste for his mandated media duties becomes ever more apparent, a lot of fans love him all the more.
So it is that we were glad to see him chillaxin’ [how street - ed.] after the European Grand Prix by rubbing sun lotion on his friends and generally larking about on a yacht.
See here for the pictures, kindly provided (as ever) by the Daily Mail.
So that’s how much it costs to completely screw my journey to work - Will the idea of a London Grand Prix ever die?
Now Bernie Ecclestone’s popped his head above an appropriately sized parapet to declare that he would be willing to spend £35 million on creating a traffic nightmare in Central London.
As if we hadn’t had enough trouble with the bikers and their protest at parking charges.
Oh, hello Electronics Weekly – POP’s managed to ferret out an article about McLaren’s Electronic Control Unit (which is standard across F1). It’s got pictures and everything.
It’s Flavio – you can’t keep him down – The first line of this article about everyone’s favourite Italian businessman formerly QPR owning megarich playboy says:
Will this make you spend the GDP of a small country to go? – Sebastian Vettel’s coming to the Goodwood Festival of Speed which, given their theme this year is “Young guns, born to win”, makes absolute sense.