Podium or Pits is Badger’s weekly guide to what’s hot and what’s not in Formula One. Stay tuned for Jenson Button looking steamy, Tamara’s sparkly mistake, a compilation entry, Lewis on Twitter (bad) and Lewis and Nicole (good).


Doesn’t he look dreamy? – Jenson Button – he’s a good looking chap, I’m pretty sure we can all (even this incarnation of POP) get behind that.

If you want to see a rather strange ITN video of him being sprayed with water on a motorbike, doing some sexy walking and generally being well fit (really? That’s what you’re saying now? ed.) then you’re in luck. He even answers some inane questions.

Click here to watch.


Jesus, Mary and Joseph that’s…interesting – It’s not often POP agrees with the Daily Mail. Not often at all. However, sometimes we have to hold our hands up and say they’ve got something right. This is one of those occasions.

Tamara Ecclestone has been at the Istanbul Fashion Week modelling some clothes, including a sequined jump suit. It has to be seen to be believed.

Click here to have a gander.


Two good news stories and one less good – A little bit of a compilation entry now. Three for the price of one, if you will.

1. Monisha Kaltenborn is now the Team Principal of the Sauber F1 team, the first woman to hold such a role in F1.

2. It went so well last time that Honda are thinking of a return to F1. Well, not quite, but nearly. A senior member of staff at Honda said that, speaking personally, he’d like to see it happen. Don’t place your bets yet.

3. Kamui Kobayashi needs sponsorship to stay in F1. Shall we all have a whip round?


Oh god – the season started so well – Who remembers the beginning of the season? It was all about no-drama Lewis and his newfound focus.

That laudable aim seems to have fallen by the wayside in recent weeks, culminating in him criticising Jenson Button over Twitter for “unfollowing” him. It then transpired Jenson Button had never followed him. Cue an embarrassing apology and much shaking of heads.

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He may not be that good at Twitter, but this is nice - Nicole Scherzinger has credited Lewis Hamilton with helping her address her problem with bulimia.

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