As the last POP of the season rolls off the virtual BadgerGP printing press, it’s also the final time this incarnation of POP will be at the helm of this fine column. So long, farewell , auf wiedersehen, goodbye!

In case you didn’t know, Podium or Pits is Badger’s weekly guide to what’s hot and what’s not in Formula One. Stay tuned for Vietnam in Sao Paulo, Bernie’s burdens, Lewis in the USA, the odd couple and Mark Webber speaks sense…


It’s like ‘Nam out there – It’s the Brazilian Grand Prix, which can only mean that we’re being bombarded with stories about how the drivers will be living as if under siege.

Armoured cars, armed guards, it’s like being around One Direction. That’s right, POP knows about that popular beat combo.

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We have a feeling that he still won’t mind that much – Bernie Ecclestone, the man with a truckload of money, is being sued for $650 million by one of the companies beaten to the F1 rights back in 2005.

We found this out by reading one of our favourite publications, the Courthouse News Service.

If you want to read it too, click here.


Is America big enough to hold him? – We missed this in the run up to the US Grand Prix, although whether it was all publicity guff is another matter.

Lewis Hamilton has expressed a desire to live in the US, saying that he’d be happy to live anywhere. Can’t imagine he’d be too happy in Iowa. Or Wisconsin. Lovely though we’re sure they are, they might not quite fit his celebrity lifestyle.

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This is quite supremely odd –  Nico Rosberg and Sergio Aguero. What do they have in common? Not much, it turns out, beyond both trousering large amounts of cash from Puma.

Anyway, they’ve made a video. We recommend you have a look – it’s really most strange.

Check it out here.


Mark Webber restores some sense – You can always trust everyone’s favourite blokey Australian to get in and amongst it. And get in and amongst it he has.

Click here for his (eminently sensible) views on podiums, interviews and swearing.