Podium or Pits is Badger’s weekly guide to what’s hot and what’s not in Formula One. Stay tuned for a lot of Pits this week, but that’s just the way it goes sometimes.


Really? Still? Can we not just agree it’s best if F1 doesn’t? Yes, that’s right POPites, it’s the Bahrain saga. Again.

Bernie’s been chatting away again, as is his wont. The most salient part of the reported interview with the Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper is probably:

Everyone talks a lot about this part of the world, but Bahrain is the country in the region where there are the fewest problems.”

Talk about setting the bar low.


Oh god, more countries POP can’t travel to – This, dear POPites, is an Ecclestong sprog story. We know we haven’t had any in the last couple of weeks, so we’re back for more. However, this time the story doesn’t feature a) The Daily Mail or b) any pictures of Petra or Tamara.

It has come to POP’s attention that Tamara’s “reality” television programme has been sold to a number of other countries.

Apparently, various TV stations think unsuspecting, innocent viewers in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Australia and New Zealand are ready for Tamara. Some of those countries already have enough problems – do they really need any more?


The Lewis Hamilton one is bloody good – Lookalikes. Weird, we say. But, you know, whatever does it for some people.

Watch the video on the Yorkshire Evening Post website. Lewis Hamilton (or his lookalikey) crops up about 30 seconds in.


Would you pay real money for Tonio Liuzzi? It turns out that middling F1 drivers without money don’t like middling F1 drivers with money. SHOCKER.

Anyway, Tonio Liuzzi’s been giving it all that in an interview with ESPN. Have a read. It’s really quite something.