At Sidepodcast, we like to occasionally stop chit chatting about Formula 1 related matters and have a bit of fun competing in online stuff.
When I first started out at Sidepodcast last year, one of the popular things they commented about was Fantasy Racers. I became interested and in my first season finished 148th in the Sidepodcast Private Leagueafter joining in June. The team ‘Team Falcon of Gaulty’. With a team consisting of Robert Kubica, Nick Heidfeld, Mark Webber, David Coulthard and Sebastian Vettel. Which was a decent finishing for someone who started half way through and a rookie to the rules.
For 2009 however, with updated rules, I’m aiming for at least a top 30 finish. My team this time ‘Chucking The Rule Book Out’ (doesn’t make me cheating, just a team name). With my temporary line up being Robert Kubica, Nick Heidfeld, Jarno Trulli, Sebastian Vettel and Adrian Sutil.
It’s an online racing game where you compete against other drivers around the world in specialist games. For example, I am currently playing in a Public and Private game using the F1 2008 carset. Other carsets available to use are BTCC, Sevens and more.
For this, I’m competing against other members of the Sidepodcast community. Driving for BMW Sauber. Currently there are 20 drivers and we only need 2 more to start.
This time, I’m competing for Super Aguri, and miraculously, in the first grand prix in Australia, qualified an unbelievable 8th position. How I did that, still baffles me. The race will take place sometime tomorrow morning.
I’ll update you on how I’m fairing in my ‘Wednesday Waffle’, details of which will be available on Wednesday. Now who would have thought of that?