Oh boy! Colin Firth ... what should I say? He made me speechless! If you haven't seen it yet, rush to the cinema! Hush, hush! But wait, not that fast .... read this daily before, will you? Thank you. :-)

I shall keep it short, 'cause this day has been one, huge, endless haste. My bed is so alluring tonight ... OK. Last minutes of concentration for today ...

Formula1: No big news really, but thank God there's twitter. And Christine having an eye on it. :-)

Football: Football talks are banned in my house till the next week, since we lost on Sunday, and one of our best players will be out for a month. So, ziiiiiiiiiiiiippppp!

Ski jumping: This guy is the new World Champion individual on the small hill, and in team. He, and the Austrian team, deserved it like no other! And ... Eddie Edwards The Second?

Tennis: Djoker won the Dubai Championships against FedEx, and David Ferrer won The Mexican Open. And del Potro won something too, again. Eventually! About time.

Have you seen this? No? Now you have got and you must read it/watch it now. :-)

Cricket: Big action in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka: The Cricket World Cup. Yes, I know, old news, but last Sunday I finally decided to accomplish one of my resolutions, and give cricket a chance. I've been told my timing couldn't have been better. I can't tell really, cause I missed the best part (even the best work sometimes ruins quite a lot), and I just know too little about this game to judge ... I'm willing to learn, the books are underway, the schedule is sorted; there's just this work thing ...

Oh and there's this too. Still some spare time? Take a look at this new, shiny, fresh as it can be, just launched sports magazine. And follow!

All right then. I shall hop into my bed and leave you, lovely readers, with something to listen here and here. Enjoy, leave a comment, have a fantastic day and go to the cinema!

I am off ... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz .....

393 responses

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 00:56

    Like the stylish top-left-hand pop-up saying that the new post exists :)

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 00:58

    Like the stylish top-left-hand pop-up saying that the new post exists :)

    Ahh, Mr C will be happy it's working for everyone now :)

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 00:59

    Like the stylish top-left-hand pop-up saying that the new post exists :)

    Ahh, Mr C will be happy it's working for everyone now :)

    I either never noticed it or was on another tab at the time.

    You'll have to post something else :-P

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 01:00

    I either never noticed it or was on another tab at the time.

    You would notice it because it doesn't disappear, but if you are using realtime, you are on the one page that it won't appear on :)

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 01:01

    ...but if you are using realtime...

    ah...

    don't tell Mr C :-)

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 01:02

    don't tell Mr C :-)

    Hehehe, #confidential.

  • Pat W01/03/2011 at 01:05

    Good to see someone learning about cricket, Amanda. :) Shame it is on so early, and the TV highlights are on here late (such that I keep forgetting about them.. I must check iPlayer after work).

    Six Nations is fun too.

    I agree on The King's Speech, it is very, very good.

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 01:43

    "Football talks are banned in my house till the next week"

    no spanish football wednesday?

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 01:44

    lovely daily amanda, but i'm not going to the cinema even to see the senna film, so i'm not going for colin either :)

    will be on itunes soon enough, i'm sure.

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 02:13

    i didn't notice in all the 'excitement' at midnight, but joe seems to have combined benson's "as predicted by" and autosport's "as exclusively revealed by" calling cards into one massively awful "as exclusively predicted on this blog".

    is it possible to exclusively predict something? that opening sentence is just about the worst of all worlds :(

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/infiniti-confirms/

  • Kai01/03/2011 at 02:14

    is it possible to exclusively predict something? that opening sentence is just about the worst of all worlds :(

    I read it as a joke kind of line. Is it serious? oy.

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 02:15

    I read it as a joke kind of line. Is it serious? oy.

    ahh, is it? hope so, i just read straight.

  • Kai01/03/2011 at 02:16

    I have no idea. There are lots of folks much more qualified than me to figure that one out.

  • Kai01/03/2011 at 02:43

    Sleep for me. Good night.

  • F1Wolf01/03/2011 at 02:54

    is it possible to exclusively predict something? that opening sentence is just about the worst of all worlds :(

    seriously disappointed with that ... the worshipped god of F1 journalism predicted the same thing as the frowned upon Mr Benson. Then when the real story comes out he does not correct himself but instead starts with the line "as exclusively predicted on this blog " ...

    well he was not exclusive in fabricating that story ...

    not going to waste my commenting on that blog as I have no desire for being abused for daring to have different opinion ...

  • Jeremy01/03/2011 at 03:07

    I have just read I Am Legend in about 4 hours. I must get on with the day.

    I know this isn't much of a conversation but I wanted to record the achievement somewhere (and boast a little bit :P )

  • Amanda01/03/2011 at 05:21

    "no spanish football wednesday?"

    except the spanish league on wednesday, of course, Mr C. I should have said Premier League football talks are banned. Nice to hear someone cares about the wednesdays so much. :D

  • Amanda01/03/2011 at 05:23

    "is it possible to exclusively predict something? that opening sentence is just about the worst of all worlds :("

    "I read it as a joke kind of line. Is it serious? oy."

    I also think it's a joke ...

  • Amanda01/03/2011 at 05:26

    "Good to see someone learning about cricket, Amanda. :) Shame it is on so early, and the TV highlights are on here late (such that I keep forgetting about them.. I must check iPlayer after work)."

    yeah. I have to look for streams and there are no news in the german media at all. Though it's rather hilarious to watch a sport, read the reports and don't understand a single word/term they are saying. hahahaha learning genuinely from the basics. It's like a foreign language. :-9

  • Amanda01/03/2011 at 05:26

    "lovely daily amanda, but i'm not going to the cinema even to see the senna film, so i'm not going for colin either :)"

    Naughty, naughty!

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 07:02

    and in a really late reply to what you were talking about yesterday about Lou visiting circuits and walking the track, no, that's not what I did in Barcelona, I only went to the "open access area", I couldn't get near the actual track itself.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 07:35

    Morning

    and in a really late reply to what you were talking about yesterday about Lou visiting circuits and walking the track, no, that's not what I did in Barcelona, I only went to the "open access area", I couldn't get near the actual track itself.

    Ah sorry Amy, I somehow thought you'd been on the track too!

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 07:36

    is it possible to exclusively predict something? that opening sentence is just about the worst of all worlds :(

    It has to be a joke, surely?

    not going to waste my commenting on that blog as I have no desire for being abused for daring to have different opinion ...

    Wow dude, you're really going after the F1 journos today ... Hope their fans don't react like Steve Slater's did ;)

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 07:37

    ooooooh Singapore tickets go on sale on Thursday. That's not an awful lot of warning.

    I wonder if I should hold off on buying on the off chance I'll be able to talk someone else into coming :D

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 07:37

    Ah sorry Amy, I somehow thought you'd been on the track too!

    would've been nice! Although the desertedness of the place was super creepy

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 07:47

    I think I've worked out where I want to sit this time around, 3rd time visiting, 3rd different stand.

    Stupid zone based system *grumble*

  • paul01/03/2011 at 07:47

    I think I've worked out where I want to sit this time around, 3rd time visiting, 3rd different stand.

    Don't make the mistake I made with Melbourne, and wait too long.

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 07:51

    Don't make the mistake I made with Melbourne, and wait too long.

    I am remembering how super mad I was about not having access to zone 1 so I couldn't get to the paddock entrance until Sunday after the race, so I think I'll go for the Republic Stand. It's $988 SGD so it just sneaks in under the four figures that the Pit/Turn 1/Turn 2 stands cost. Plus it didn't exist in 2008 when I first did all my research.

    Still a ridiculous price though because thats about $760 AUD which is quite considerably more than the $100 that Malaysia tickets cost :D

    After this years Singapore Air/Pan Pacific/Zone 1 ticket spree next year might have to go back to the Jetstar/Ibis Hotel/Zone 4 ticket combo I think. #bankrupt

  • paul01/03/2011 at 07:52

    Still a ridiculous price though because thats about $760 AUD which is quite considerably more than the $100 that Malaysia tickets cost :D

    Whoa! thats a lot. I don't think I will be going.

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 07:53

    Whoa! thats a lot. I don't think I will be going.

    Someone needs to tell them that as much as they think they're the Monaco of the night, they really aren't. Although it still sells out so I guess it's never going to get cheaper. Boo.

  • paul01/03/2011 at 07:54

    Someone needs to tell them that as much as they think they're the Monaco of the night, they really aren't. Although it still sells out so I guess it's never going to get cheaper. Boo.

    It sells out? How is someone like me meant to get tickets - i can never make my mind up until a few weeks before.

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 07:56

    It sells out? How is someone like me meant to get tickets - i can never make my mind up until a few weeks before.

    they keep a few tickets available at the gate for people like you who I just don't understand :D

  • paul01/03/2011 at 07:57

    they keep a few tickets available at the gate for people like you who I just don't understand :D

    :-)

  • F1Wolf01/03/2011 at 07:57

    Wow dude, you're really going after the F1 journos today ... Hope their fans don't react like Steve Slater's did ;)

    well, I kept my mouth shut as I know how revered and untouchable Mr Saward is here, but his arrogance towards people who disagree with him and "I am always right" attitude are really getting annoying ...

  • F1Wolf01/03/2011 at 07:57

    ooooooh Singapore tickets go on sale on Thursday. That's not an awful lot of warning.

    great ! my only GP of the year, get the good seats, get the good seats :-)

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 07:58

    :-)

    although the hotels/flights might be a problem, they tend to sell out too ;)

  • paul01/03/2011 at 07:58

    well, I kept my mouth shut as I know how revered and untouchable Mr Saward is here, but his arrogance towards people who disagree with him and "I am always right" attitude are really getting annoying ...

    I would have to agree with that. He either needs to stop comments on his blog, or allow discussion. I am always polite, but he absolutely shot me to pieces a couple of times.

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 07:58

    great ! my only GP of the year, get the good seats, get the good seats :-)

    don't steal my good seat!

    (who am I kidding, I'll probably buy them on Thursday. It's pay day! They won't even have to go on the credit card!)

  • F1Wolf01/03/2011 at 07:59

    although the hotels/flights might be a problem, they tend to sell out too ;)

    just checked up on flights and hotels on Sunday, what I want is available, at the moment. big spending Thursday it seems ...

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 07:59

    well, I kept my mouth shut as I know how revered and untouchable Mr Saward is here, but his arrogance towards people who disagree with him and "I am always right" attitude are really getting annoying ...

    I have heard this point of view from more people in more places than you'd think :)

  • paul01/03/2011 at 08:00

    just checked up on flights and hotels on Sunday, what I want is available, at the moment. big spending Thursday it seems ...

    Obviously thinking about this for 3 months is not the way to go.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 08:00

    Obviously thinking about this for 3 months is not the way to go.

    Do it. Do it now!

  • paul01/03/2011 at 08:01

    Do it. Do it now!

    Think about it? Ok. I'll do it ;-)

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 08:01

    Think about it? Ok. I'll do it ;-)

    this year they have group purchase specials if you buy 4 tickets or more :D

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 08:02

    just checked up on flights and hotels on Sunday, what I want is available, at the moment. big spending Thursday it seems ...

    I am pleased my flight is already paid for and my hotel is already locked in at the rate before they went 'ooh F1 weekend, lets triple our prices' :D

  • F1Wolf01/03/2011 at 08:02

    this year they have group purchase specials if you buy 4 tickets or more :D

    convince one more person, convince one more person ... or not, savings on ticket would be more negated by the need to book 2 hotel rooms at F1 rates

  • paul01/03/2011 at 08:04

    this year they have group purchase specials if you buy 4 tickets or more :D

    I dont even have a valid passport at the moment :-(

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 08:05

    convince one more person, convince one more person ... or not, savings on ticket would be more negated by the need to book 2 hotel rooms at F1 rates

    I have spare room in my hotel, I am but one wee person with a SUPER GIANT BED.

  • F1Wolf01/03/2011 at 08:06

    I have spare room in my hotel, I am but one wee person with a SUPER GIANT BED.

    Rasa Sentosa Resort is part of the annual Sing GP routine, that location is non negotiable :-)

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 08:08

    Rasa Sentosa Resort is part of the annual Sing GP routine, that location is non negotiable :-)

    heheh fair enough, I would die happy if I never went back to Sentosa. I did not like it :(

    I would like to check out the Marina Bay Sands one year but I think 2010 was the only year it'd actually be affordable, their rates have gone up a lot since then.

  • F1Wolf01/03/2011 at 08:09

    heheh fair enough, I would die happy if I never went back to Sentosa. I did not like it :(

    I do not really care about Sentosa itself, but the whole set up with pool and beach for the whole day and then F1 in the evening is just unbeatable :-)

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 08:11

    I do not really care about Sentosa itself, but the whole set up with pool and beach for the whole day and then F1 in the evening is just unbeatable :-)

    that does sound lovely, last year I was still on Monza time so I slept all day. This year I hope to spend all day at the pool at my hotel :D

  • Paul01/03/2011 at 08:13

    that does sound lovely, last year I was still on Monza time so I slept all day. This year I hope to spend all day at the pool at my hotel :D

    Isn't there shopping to be had?

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 08:14

    Isn't there shopping to be had?

    I don't think I'll have any spare spending money for the actual trip :D

  • Paul01/03/2011 at 08:15

    I don't think I'll have any spare spending money for the actual trip :D

    :-)

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 08:15

    :-)

    budget cuts have to be made somewhere, I have the Olympics to pay for after that. Gosh I need to win lotto.

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2011 at 08:17

    #Sidepodspace

    A view of the rocket launch from an aeroplane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE_USPTmYXM

  • Paul01/03/2011 at 08:17

    budget cuts have to be made somewhere, I have the Olympics to pay for after that. Gosh I need to win lotto.

    That's my tactic. I think i have had my chance when I got 5 numbers :-(

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 08:18

    That's my tactic. I think i have had my chance when I got 5 numbers :-(

    I only buy lotto tickets about twice a year so I think my chances are slim :)

  • Paul01/03/2011 at 08:19

    I only buy lotto tickets about twice a year so I think my chances are slim :)

    Me too. I was *this* close to 15 million.

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 08:20

    Me too. I was *this* close to 15 million.

    damn you 6th number!

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 08:20

    Me too. I was *this* close to 15 million.

    Buy bonus bonds instead - at least you save some money!

  • Paul01/03/2011 at 08:21

    damn you 6th number!

    That's what I said :-)

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 08:39

    Morning all, happy St Davids Day :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 09:02

    morniiiiiing

  • F1Wolf01/03/2011 at 09:34

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/infiniti-confirms/#comment-42081

    The exclusive refers to breaking the story on Sunday afternoon. The BBC copied it from me after about five hours and everyone else copied them, most people crediting the story to the Beeb. Such is life.

    this is probably the first time I see someone being unhappy that someone else is being credited for breaking the story with lots of holes in it ...

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 09:36

    this is probably the first time I see someone being unhappy that someone else is being credited for breaking the story with lots of holes in it ...

    thats a little bit 'me me meeee' even for Joe

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2011 at 09:40

    Morning all, happy St Davids Day :)

    I think I've sprung a leak ;)

  • F1Wolf01/03/2011 at 09:41

    thats a little bit 'me me meeee' even for Joe

    at least one thing is clear, that "exclusively predicted" opening sentence was not meant as a joke ...

    yesterday was a sad day for F1 journalism and it continues today with one journo pointing finger at the other for steeling story, another pointing fingers at many others for running bad story ... I thought these people were adults, not little kids ...

    please bring on the racing before the whole F1 media goes mad ...

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 09:41

    this is probably the first time I see someone being unhappy that someone else is being credited for breaking the story with lots of holes in it ...

    thats a little bit 'me me meeee' even for Joe

    Dunno what to think really. I get the impression Joe is tired of the comments but last time I did it was refuted by him on an Aside... But I am not sure what his beef is here when this story has been swilling around for weeks?

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 09:42

    . I thought these people were adults, not little kids ...

    Exactly the point I was trying to make yesterday

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 09:42

    please bring on the racing before the whole F1 media goes mad ...

    Pre-Season Frustrations you reckon?

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 09:46

    Wellington has just had a small earthquake, my brother says everyone is seriously over reacting.

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 09:47

    ooh I just got an email from the Singapore GP Corp with their prices under the big headline

    "We Wanted You To Hear It Before Anyone Else"

    fail.

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2011 at 09:47

    Pre-Season Frustrations you reckon?

    I wonder if these are the sort of conversations they have in the press room but because they haven't been in the press room for a long time they are being aired out in the open?

    Openness is a two way street... I much prefer to know these things than have them all hidden away. We can't say, "lets have more openness in F1" and then go, "urgh it's all a bit mucky and grubby".

    Or rather we can but then I guess you have to unsubscribe from these people's twitter feeds.

  • F1Wolf01/03/2011 at 09:47

    Pre-Season Frustrations you reckon?

    hard to say, but obviously those guys are not exactly friendly towards each other ... piranha club obviously extends beyond the team garages

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 09:48

    Openness is a two way street... I much prefer to know these things than have them all hidden away. We can't say, "lets have more openness in F1" and then go, "urgh it's all a bit mucky and grubby".

    This isn't about openness, it's about the sheer lack of professionalism from some involved

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2011 at 09:49

    This isn't about openness, it's about the sheer lack of professionalism from some involved

    Yes it is about openness... It's openness that lets you find out that they are unprofessional (in your opinion)

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 09:52

    Yes it is about openness... It's openness that lets you find out that they are unprofessional (in your opinion)

    Well, yeah it is my opinion that it was unprofessional. I would find that behaviour wholly unacceptable from a colleague and would not be so crass to call someone out in public.

  • Paul01/03/2011 at 09:52

    Yes it is about openness... It's openness that lets you find out that they are unprofessional (in your opinion)

    Surely it's more about the "report now" attitude? N one can afford to wait and fact check these days. Someone says something on twitter and it is immediately spread everywhere

  • Paul01/03/2011 at 09:53

    I think I've sprung a leak ;)

    Hehehehehe

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 09:55

    I think I've sprung a leak ;)

    :)

  • F1Wolf01/03/2011 at 09:55

    Surely it's more about the "report now" attitude? N one can afford to wait and fact check these days. Someone says something on twitter and it is immediately spread everywhere

    joesaward

    Roger,

    The original story may not have been 100 percent accurate, but is it not better to know something rather than nothing?

    I don't know, what is point to know something that is not true now rather getting the true story a day later ?

  • Paul01/03/2011 at 09:57

    I don't know, what is point to know something that is not true now rather getting the true story a day later ?

    Ah, but that is the problem these days. If you report late, you don't get the clicks of people reading. It's not just an F1 problem. Even the BBC are getting caught in this trap.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 09:58

    Wellington has just had a small earthquake, my brother says everyone is seriously over reacting.

    They have a lot of small earthquakes!

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 09:59

    hard to say, but obviously those guys are not exactly friendly towards each other ... piranha club obviously extends beyond the team garages

    I'm not sure about that though - there is a lot of good banter and collaboration with each other...

  • F1Wolf01/03/2011 at 10:02

    I'm not sure about that though - there is a lot of good banter and collaboration with each other...

    probably same as everywhere, some are fine with some and not exactly friendly with some others

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 10:03

    Birthday PING

    http://toata.wordpress.com/2011/03/01/162-happy-birthday-toata/

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 10:04

    They have a lot of small earthquakes!

    exactly, he can't work out why they had to interrupt television for the 'breaking news' and now TV3 is evacuating their Wellington building as a precaution. I get that Chch was awful but they can't do this every time there is a very minor brief shake.

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 10:09

    Somtiems I really love Bernie and his ideas. I swear he listened to Sidepodradio or something :D

    Q: Making rain?

    BE: Yes. There are race tracks that you can make artificially wet and it would be easy to have such systems at a number of tracks. Why not let it ‘rain’ in the middle of a race? For 20 minutes or the last ten laps? Maybe with a two-minute warning ahead of it. Suspense would be guaranteed and it would be the same for all.

    :D http://www.formula1.com/news/interviews/2011/3/11783.html

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 10:10

    Somtiems I really love Bernie and his ideas. I swear he listened to Sidepodradio or something :D

    Q: Making rain?

    BE: Yes. There are race tracks that you can make artificially wet and it would be easy to have such systems at a number of tracks. Why not let it ‘rain’ in the middle of a race? For 20 minutes or the last ten laps? Maybe with a two-minute warning ahead of it. Suspense would be guaranteed and it would be the same for all.

    :D www.formula1.com/…2011/3/11783.html

    I do like Bernie for a laugh. No doubt idiots somewhere will take this seriously

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:10

    seriously disappointed with that ... the worshipped god of F1 journalism predicted the same thing as the frowned upon Mr Benson. Then when the real story comes out he does not correct himself but instead starts with the line "as exclusively predicted on this blog " ...

    as much as i hate to admit it, i read it the same way. not a good start to the year :(

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 10:10

    Somtiems I really love Bernie and his ideas. I swear he listened to Sidepodradio or something :D

    I am tempted to read that Bernie book that everyones talking about just because it's on Kindle. I like things that come on Kindle. I have downloaded the sample of it so far but I have not read it.

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:11

    I also think it's a joke ...

    oh good. it needs more smileys then.

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 10:12

    oh good. it needs more smileys then.

    keep reading :P

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:12

    this is probably the first time I see someone being unhappy that someone else is being credited for breaking the story with lots of holes in it ...

    hehe!

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 10:14

    Amy I believe there may be a free demo available of top Spin 4 on the PSN some time in the next few hours if you fancy trying a new tennis game :)

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 10:14

    Amy I believe there may be a free demo available of top Spin 4 on the PSN some time in the next few hours if you fancy trying a new tennis game :)

    ooooh I shall have a looky. Our PS store tends to be rubbish compared to yours :(

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:14

    at least one thing is clear, that "exclusively predicted" opening sentence was not meant as a joke ...

    oh dear :(

    yesterday was a sad day for F1 journalism and it continues today with one journo pointing finger at the other for steeling story, another pointing fingers at many others for running bad story ... I thought these people were adults, not little kids ...

    agreed. yesterday was benson's worst day, but at least he fessed up, even if he should probably be fired for it. i can't fathom why joe hasn't corrected the original story, or even noted the fundamental error in it?

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 10:15

    ooooh I shall have a looky. Our PS store tends to be rubbish compared to yours :(

    Hopefully it'll be in australia too, I got told it was worldwide demo on both the xbox and playstation so hopefully!

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:15

    Yes it is about openness... It's openness that lets you find out that they are unprofessional (in your opinion)

    agreed and seconded.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 10:15

    agreed. yesterday was benson's worst day, but at least he fessed up, even if he should probably be fired for it. i can't fathom why joe hasn't corrected the original story, or even noted the fundamental error in it?

    Aye - saw that today. Odd.

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 10:16

    Hopefully it'll be in australia too, I got told it was worldwide demo on both the xbox and playstation so hopefully!

    I've always been a Virtua Tennis girl but I'm willing to cheat on it when the alternative is free.

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 10:16

    I've always been a Virtua Tennis girl but I'm willing to cheat on it when the alternative is free.

    :)

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:16

    The original story may not have been 100 percent accurate, but is it not better to know something rather than nothing?

    oh f***.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 10:17

    Anyone for PitPass

    ;)

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:17

    keep reading :P

    i caught up with the comments. i made need to go cry in a corner though. is joe working for GMM now?

  • F1Wolf01/03/2011 at 10:18

    i can't fathom why joe hasn't corrected the original story, or even noted the fundamental error in it?

    ... instead he takes it on the commenters who dared to point that out to him ...

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:18

    Anyone for PitPass

    aren't they unprofessional in someway?

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 10:19

    aren't they unprofessional in someway?

    :)

    isn't everyone today?

    ;)

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 10:19

    Morning

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 10:19

    Morning Mav

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:20

    isn't everyone today?

    apparently.

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 10:20

    isn't everyone today?

    Ah, but we're meant to be unprofessional ;)

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 10:21

    agreed. yesterday was benson's worst day, but at least he fessed up, even if he should probably be fired for it. i can't fathom why joe hasn't corrected the original story, or even noted the fundamental error in it?

    I found that odd, especially as Joe chose to subtly mock Benson's "as predicted" line in the updated post. If he'd credited the BBC in the original post it would have made some sense...

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 10:21

    Ah, but we're meant to be unprofessional ;)

    I like to think I'm a professional unprofessional.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 10:21

    Ah, but we're meant to be unprofessional ;)

    In that case, let's be better than everyone else!!

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 10:21

    Ah, but we're meant to be unprofessional ;)

    Nobody is paying me :-)

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 10:22

    I found that odd, especially as Joe chose to subtly mock Benson's "as predicted" line in the updated post. If he'd credited the BBC in the original post it would have made some sense...

    would he credit them if he thinks they "stole" it from him?

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 10:22

    I like to think I'm a professional unprofessional.

    Still, we have a "licence" to do the stuff that's fun but forbidden to professionals...

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:23

    joesaward

    Roger,

    The original story may not have been 100 percent accurate, but is it not better to know something rather than nothing?

    i have replied, don't know if it'll be published:

    i'm sorry, but no i don't think so. andrew maitland built a business on that argument for the past half a decade and you have lambasted him for that on many occasions. as have i.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 10:23

    Nobody is paying me :-)

    Really? I heard Viva F1 was being backed by Infiniti - saw it on a website somewhere

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:23

    In that case, let's be better than everyone else!!

    i will never be professional in your opinion, so i won't bother trying.

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:23

    I like to think I'm a professional unprofessional.

    hehe

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 10:24

    i will never be professional in your opinion, so i won't bother trying.

    When did I ever say that?

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 10:24

    Somtiems I really love Bernie and his ideas. I swear he listened to Sidepodradio or something :D

    I like his last comment about a woman running F1 in 3 to 5 years more - it sounds like he knows who will be taking over from him

    (if her surname is Ecclestone, I may just cry)

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 10:24

    The original story may not have been 100 percent accurate, but is it not better to know something rather than nothing?

    I don't feel any better-informed from having read Joe's original post on the subject than I would have been if I hadn't read it. The mistake was simply too big.

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 10:25

    Really? I heard Viva F1 was being backed by Infiniti - saw it on a website somewhere

    We're still waiting for Group Lotus to buy us off

  • F1Wolf01/03/2011 at 10:25

    i'm sorry, but no i don't think so. andrew maitland built a business on that argument for the past half a decade and you have lambasted him for that on many occasions. as have i.

    and there goes the "Aside" ...

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 10:25

    We're still waiting for Group Lotus to buy us off

    I'll wait for confirmation from Dany then

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 10:26

    (if her surname is Ecclestone, I may just cry)

    It surely won't be Petra because she's made a career for herself in fashion design - not an arena whose typical management resembles that of Bernie's constellation of companies. Maybe Tamara, but if I had to bet I'd guess CVC has a female executive who might get the call. No idea who that might be though.

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 10:27

    The original story may not have been 100 percent accurate, but is it not better to know something rather than nothing?

    I still don't understand how it was only ever described as having holes in the story... there was a huge great glaring mistake which was the entire central theme of the story as it was originally run. taking that into account it was only about 5 percent accurate.

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:27

    and there goes the "Aside" ...

    ha. i would happily discuss this with joe. i don't think he's wrong.

    am really annoyed that benson came out of the whole thing the better of the two :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 10:27

    It surely won't be Petra because she's made a career for herself in fashion design - not an arena whose typical management resembles that of Bernie's constellation of companies. Maybe Tamara, but if I had to bet I'd guess CVC has a female executive who might get the call. No idea who that might be though.

    There are still occasional rumours flying around that it could be Zak Brown

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:27

    ha. i would happily discuss this with joe. i don't think he's wrong.

    wait. i DO. not don't.

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 10:28

    I still don't understand how it was only ever described as having holes in the story... there was a huge great glaring mistake which was the entire central theme of the story as it was originally run. taking that into account it was only about 5 percent accurate.

    The bit about Infiniti giving money to Red Bull was true. I suppose there was some substance to the story... ...about as much substance as there would be for me running for FIA president in 2014!

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:28

    wait. i DO. not don't.

    that was a typo and a half. not a 100% accurate comment, you might say.

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 10:29

    and there goes the "Aside" ...

    Would make for a very interesting discussion on Aside though

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 10:29

    There are still occasional rumours flying around that it could be Zak Brown

    That's a reasonable suggestion given the evidence we've had, unless the team owners took an instant dislike to him.

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 10:29

    I'll wait for confirmation from Dany then

    It's okay... you'll be able to guess from the new black and gold scheme, 'We love the real lotus' banner and 'isn't it time that Fernandes left F1?' articles

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 10:30

    that was a typo and a half. not a 100% accurate comment, you might say.

    Ah, but you corrected yourself before anyone could duplicate the error...

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 10:30

    It's okay... you'll be able to guess from the new black and gold scheme, 'We love the real lotus' banner and 'isn't it time that Fernandes left F1?' articles

    does that mean ITV F1 is backed by Hispania then?

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:30

    Ah, but you corrected yourself before anyone could duplicate the error...

    heh.

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 10:32

    The bit about Infiniti giving money to Red Bull was true. I suppose there was some substance to the story... ...about as much substance as there would be for me running for FIA president in 2014!

    but team's get sponsor deals all the time and we'd probably take less notice of it than Lada's - rebadging the engine was in a different league

  • Paul01/03/2011 at 10:33

    am really annoyed that benson came out of the whole thing the better of the two :)

    This stuff happens all the time in the IT world. Arre we surprised it happens in F1 reporting? People demand news all the time, regardless of how well it is checked.

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2011 at 10:33

    that was a typo and a half. not a 100% accurate comment, you might say.

    I exclusively predicted that you had made a mistake ;)

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 10:36

    I am tempted to read that Bernie book that everyones talking about just because it's on Kindle. I like things that come on Kindle. I have downloaded the sample of it so far but I have not read it.

    I was tempted until I read a quote apparently from it about the Alonso/McLaren Hungary 2007 incident (allegedly Fernando asked Ron to make Lewis' car run out of fuel and thereby cause a DNF, which strikes me as so implausible that the suggestion would have no place in any book, let alone one supposedly about Bernie).

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:45

    wait. i DO. not don't.

    wait... again. i was right the first time wasn't i? do i, or don't i?

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:46

    I exclusively predicted that you had made a mistake ;)

    hehe. i think i was right the first time.

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 10:49

    wait... again. i was right the first time wasn't i? do i, or don't i?

    There have been so many redactions now that I've lost track ;-)

  • Stuart C01/03/2011 at 10:51

    Morning all.

    There are still occasional rumours flying around that it could be Zak Brown

    Heh. You know who starts those rumours? Zak Brown.

    His business partner, John Hogan (ex Marlboro, and the fellow who brokered the McLaren-project 4 merger back in the day) was one of T Rubython's better sources, hence the regular puff pieces about Zak's genius in Rubython mags.

  • Stuart C01/03/2011 at 10:51

    Arre we surprised it happens in F1 reporting? People demand news all the time, regardless of how well it is checked.

    True dat.

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:52

    having had caffeine i may be safe to comment. in summary.

    benson is either useless for stealing an unverified rumor from the web and claiming it has his own. or he's useless for having half a story on his own and printing it without double checking his facts. either way, someone at the beeb should look at his output.

    on the plus side, benson at least admitted his mistake and to some degree tried to fix it.

    joe, appears to have run with a dubious story and printed it as fact, he's not fussed that it contained less truth than your average GMM article, he's not taking it back. plus wants credit for the BBC's misinformed article too!

    unless i've missed something, that's blinking awful. however, would be happy to discuss it on a podcast, or in joe's comments. i don't see the difference between what joe did and what maitland does. anyone else?

    ...i think, that is what i think. at least right now :)

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 10:54

    There have been so many redactions now that I've lost track ;-)

    it's a new way of winning internet arguments :)

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 10:54

    it's a new way of winning internet arguments :)

    I was wrong that time I was wrong about being wrong and I'm wrong about it.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 10:58

    Heh. You know who starts those rumours? Zak Brown.

    Makes sense

    ;)

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 10:58

    ...i think, that is what i think. at least right now :)

    i think I agree with what you think you think

    i also think i can forgive benson's "predictions" if he's also honest about admitting the ones he got horribly wrong. maybe that's the thing though, bbc f1 is keen to pedal predictions rather than news so why expect 100% accuracy? it's more honest than what maitland does

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 11:00

    bbc f1 is keen to pedal predictions rather than news so why expect 100% accuracy?

    because it's the bbc not fox news.

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2011 at 11:00

    I think the article from Joe's Business of Motorsport is the kind of wording that I would expect:

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/infiniti-confirms/#comment-42081

    It clearly says, "rumours" in there and so then I expect it to be a rumour. The problem is the post on his blog makes it sound like it was a fact.

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 11:01

    It clearly says, "rumours" in there and so then I expect it to be a rumour. The problem is the post on his blog makes it sound like it was a fact.

    seconded.

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2011 at 11:02

    because it's the bbc not fox news.

    Two arguments being conflated here...

    1) If you say something is a prediction should the reader expect it be 100% accurate - no.

    2) Should the BBC do predictions - no they aren't Fox news

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2011 at 11:04

    A prediction is making a guess... And guessing right and accurately is a good talent I suppose and something people might want to read. But you can't really exclusively guess something.

    News websites usually exclusively reveal things, as in the unveiling of a secret.

  • Paul01/03/2011 at 11:05

    2) Should the BBC do predictions - no they aren't Fox news

    Exactly. So should they have blogs then? Maybe not.

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 11:05

    because it's the bbc not fox news.

    that's what we'd like to expect

    but the sport website in particular is not claiming that - just the opposite in fact

  • Paul01/03/2011 at 11:09

    A prediction is making a guess... And guessing right and accurately is a good talent I suppose and something people might want to read. But you can't really exclusively guess something.

    Joes blog has quite a bit of guessing in there. It's not always quite so obvious that he may be wrong.

    Guess might be a bit strong a word, maybe I should say opinion and

    conjecture.

    Isn't that the difference between a blog and publishing an article?

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 11:13

    Isn't that the difference between a blog and publishing an article?

    there is a difference between a writing blog and putting out a story on the bbc, yes. and benson should be judged more harshly because of that. at least in my mind.

    joe's original post wasn't an opinion piece or comment (as i read it, i just read it as a statement of fact). no-one is going to be right all the time, but admitting when you have something wrong does seem kind of key.

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2011 at 11:13

    There is a bit of bad language in this article here by John Gruber. John writes about technology and the arts but also writes a lot about Apple. He often makes predictions about what is going to be coming up in new Apple releases. But he always makes clear the difference between his guesses and information from his sources. In this article he talks about a mistake in a prediction by Engadget:

    http://daringfireball.net/2011/02/eleventh_hour

    Here, for example, is a random article from the past where Gruber points out that the story he's reporting might not be true but sounds right, and he also includes several updates after the fact with extra information:

    http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/01/31/jobs-town-all

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 11:15

    Oooooh yay. Codies are going to start talking about F1 2011 from the Melbourne weekend!

    http://www.vg247.com/2011/03/01/f1-2011-info-to-drop-prior-to-melbourne-season-opener/

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 11:18

    Joes blog has quite a bit of guessing in there. It's not always quite so obvious that he may be wrong.

    I don't think that's a problem although I think it's fair to say expectations are higher

    there's the admission element though. in the space of 24 hours it went from "As reported back before Christmas, it looks like Red Bull Racing is not going to be running Renault engines in 2011" to "As exclusively predicted on this blog, Infiniti... has agreed a marketing deal". So which was reported/predicted?

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2011 at 11:18

    For example you can really see here the difference in this one phrase:

    There was never going to be a higher resolution display in the iPad 2. I’d wager heavily that there was never going to be an SD card slot for it, either, but I don’t know that.

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 11:18

    much enjoyed arguing with myself this morning, and commenting with everyone else. now i must be off to work before i (literally) get painted into a corner.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 11:19

    much enjoyed arguing with myself this morning, and commenting with everyone else. now i must be off to work before i (literally) get painted into a corner.

    Good day sir!!

    :)

  • Paul01/03/2011 at 11:19

    much enjoyed arguing with myself this morning, and commenting with everyone else. now i must be off to work before i (literally) get painted into a corner.

    Cheers

  • Paul01/03/2011 at 11:22

    There was never going to be a higher resolution display in the iPad 2. I’d wager heavily that there was never going to be an SD card slot for it, either, but I don’t know that.

    But it will be cooler right? Waaaay cooler.

    Oh, you were making a point about blogging..........

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 11:27

    I also disagree with Joe's latest post

    "top quality musical event" my thumb.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 11:28

    I also disagree with Joe's latest post

    "top quality musical event" my thumb.

    Linkin Park.... Gah!! Parting like it's 2002 all over again, but....... their last album did quite well globally

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 11:29

    I also disagree with Joe's latest post

    hehehe

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 11:29

    Linkin Park.... Gah!! Parting like it's 2002 all over again, but....... their last album did quite well globally

    I was shocked to learn of this, I'm positive I haven't heard anything from them in almost 10 years. And I didn't like it then either.

  • Stuart C01/03/2011 at 11:30

    joe, appears to have run with a dubious story and printed it as fact, he's not fussed that it contained less truth than your average GMM article, he's not taking it back. plus wants credit for the BBC's misinformed article too!

    unless i've missed something, that's blinking awful. however, would be happy to discuss it on a podcast, or in joe's comments. i don't see the difference between what joe did and what maitland does. anyone else?

    Have faith, brother!

    There’s an enormous difference between what Joe does and what Andrew Maitland does. Let us look at how they go about their work:

    Andrew Maitland is a liar and a thief. He is a liar because he has told at least one prospective client that he or his ‘people’ regularly attend GPs to report from the ground. To the best of my knowledge – and that of others – he has never attended a GP in a reporting capacity in his life. He is a thief because he founded his business on the practice of copying stories and quotes from other sources, initially without attribution. He has subsequently attempted to operate under the fig leaf of “reporting the world’s media”. This is only because he has been threatened with legal action so many times. He has no sources, never checks stories (indeed, when he runs ‘original’ stories they are usually of the made-up kind, eg when he started the rumour that McLaren were going to run in black livery – based on the 2011 merchandising catalogue being heavy on black clothing).

    The reason so many GMM stories subsequently turn out to be untrue is that they are copied from dubious sources – eg Bild and AS.

    Joe has been working in motorsport since the 1980s. He has plenty of sources. He hears lots of gossip. He likes to stand aloof from being spoon-fed by PR.

    For many years he has run stories based on insider gossip that subsquently turn out to be not 100 per cent correct. This is part and parcel of getting to the story first; if you wait for an official announcement then it is merely a case, as we all had a little giggle about yesterday with the Mercedes announcement, of who is fastest to churn out a warmed-over press release.

    If you have a tip off about something you have to be very careful who you speak to when checking the facts – if the people you’re writing about get wind of it they may try to head you off. That’s why, a lot of the time, a hot news story is fundamentally incompatible with thorough fact checking.

    Whether you subsequently change what you’ve written is up to the individual. Digital media gives modern journalists the luxury of going back and correcting their mistakes. You can change something and pretend it never happened or you can acknowledge it and show the edit trail publicly. My own preference would be for the latter but not everybody sees it the same way.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 11:30

    I was shocked to learn of this, I'm positive I haven't heard anything from them in almost 10 years. And I didn't like it then either.

    Trust me. They're one of the few bands around that you can still bank on

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 11:31

    Trust me. They're one of the few bands around that you can still bank on

    Ah well, I'll be lurking the paddock entrance at that time anyway and if I learned anything from Mariah Carey, it's that you can't hear the Padang stage from there :D

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 11:46

    "top quality musical event" my thumb.

    I have to admit that I never thought Joe was into nu metal - Linkin Park is probably good if you like that genre...

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 11:47

    I have to admit that I never thought Joe was into nu metal - Linkin Park is probably good if you like that genre...

    i always considered joe more of a hardcore rap person myself

    ;)

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 11:51

    There’s an enormous difference between what Joe does and what Andrew Maitland does. Let us look at how they go about their work:

    They might be different about how they go about their work, but they're the same on their handling of this particular story; both of them put out a story that proved to be false and both of them subsequently behaved as if they'd been right all along when it is quite clear they weren't. It doesn't make Joe a bad journalist. It means Joe's made a mistake (Andrew has made a mistake too but these days we're more surprised when GMM gets something right...)

  • James01/03/2011 at 11:54

    Oooooh yay. Codies are going to start talking about F1 2011 from the Melbourne weekend!

    Here's hoping this years game is better. ;)

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 11:55

    Here's hoping this years game is better. ;)

    Ouch! :)

    Well I like it. More testing before the release though would be welcome.

  • James01/03/2011 at 11:57

    Well I like it. More testing before the release though would be welcome.

    I do like it, but after completing the first year of my career it just feels very samey.

    I guess I don't like being at the back of the grid ;)

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 11:58

    I guess I don't like being at the back of the grid ;)

    I don't like the fact I'd have to replace most of my computer to play F1 2010 due to the minimum specs...

  • Stuart C01/03/2011 at 12:02

    both of them put out a story that proved to be false and both of them subsequently behaved as if they'd been right all along when it is quite clear they weren't.

    Reminds me of the 2004 Japanese GP when Joe spent the run-up to the weekend in full Cassandra mode on Grandprix.com, predicting that we would all die horribly if we stayed on site. He upped sticks to Osaka airport and announced on the Saturday that he was getting the first plane home, and that we continued to be idiots to hang around because there would be no racing at all this weekend. The typhoon then shifted direction and Joe faced a barrage of mockery when he appeared (somewhat sheepishly) in the press room on Sunday morning!

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 12:03

    Reminds me of the 2004 Japanese GP when Joe spent the run-up to the weekend in full Cassandra mode on Grandprix.com, predicting that we would all die horribly if we stayed on site. He upped sticks to Osaka airport and announced on the Saturday that he was getting the first plane home, and that we continued to be idiots to hang around because there would be no racing at all this weekend. The typhoon then shifted direction and Joe faced a barrage of mockery when he appeared (somewhat sheepishly) in the press room on Sunday morning!

    Hahaaha

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 12:05

    Reminds me of the 2004 Japanese GP when Joe spent the run-up to the weekend in full Cassandra mode on Grandprix.com, predicting that we would all die horribly if we stayed on site. He upped sticks to Osaka airport and announced on the Saturday that he was getting the first plane home, and that we continued to be idiots to hang around because there would be no racing at all this weekend. The typhoon then shifted direction and Joe faced a barrage of mockery when he appeared (somewhat sheepishly) in the press room on Sunday morning!

    That one's more understandable; the joke that professional BBC meteorologist Michael Fish thought that a certain night would not be windy like some people contacting him had thought hours before the nearest thing Britain's had to a hurricane is still well-remembered. Still, the story is amusing...

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 12:08

    Also, I remember one journalist (can't remember who, which is annoying) who went to Suzuka that year, got caught up in one of the rainstorms accompanying the tornado and observed, "Even the money in my wallet was wet".

  • Stuart C01/03/2011 at 12:24

    got caught up in one of the rainstorms accompanying the tornado and observed, "Even the money in my wallet was wet".

    What I remember most, apart from the wet, was the number of people who asked for my autograph because they thought I was Gianmaria Bruni!

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 12:25

    What I remember most, apart from the wet, was the number of people who asked for my autograph because they thought I was Gianmaria Bruni!

    Interesting...

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 12:28

    If you have a tip off about something you have to be very careful who you speak to when checking the facts – if the people you’re writing about get wind of it they may try to head you off. That’s why, a lot of the time, a hot news story is fundamentally incompatible with thorough fact checking.

    but you don't have to write the story as fact - "The engine will be the same, only the badging will be different.". i guess most stories aren't disected in this way though.

    You can change something and pretend it never happened or you can acknowledge it and show the edit trail publicly. My own preference would be for the latter but not everybody sees it the same way.

    fair enough, but neither those things have happened. we just have a casual shrug and a 'well, what ya gonna do?'

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 12:41

    I appear to have walked into nico rosberg in my game. http://twitpic.com/4504g0

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 12:43

    I appear to have walked into nico rosberg in my game. http://twitpic.com/4504g0

    does that mean we get to call you "britney" now?

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 12:43

    does that mean we get to call you "britney" now?

    Heheh :D

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 12:52

    but you don't have to write the story as fact - "The engine will be the same, only the badging will be different.". i guess most stories aren't disected in this way though.

    Infiniti must love this whole thing because the story has had so much more publicity than it would have normally had!

    I have a suspicion Andrew Benson didn't write the BBC article as his twitter feed said he was on leave last week. I understand what Stuart is saying about not always being able to fact check, but then it should have been a blog post by Andrew Benson saying it could be true.

    I'm not sure where Joe's coming from with all of this as it's not his usual style - It would have been a lot easier for him if he had corrected himself and not made such a stand I suppose.

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 12:55

    I have a suspicion Andrew Benson didn't write the BBC article as his twitter feed said he was on leave last week.

    I have a suspicion he wrote it the moment he got back - hence the rush job

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 12:58

    I have a suspicion he wrote it the moment he got back - hence the rush job

    Certainly plausible.

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 13:03

    This'll have GMM worrying about the Korean GP being cancelled - South Korea is attacking its northern neighbour with helium balloons:

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20180-balloon-launches-breach-north-koreas-bubble.html

    Just picturing Kim Jong-il with squeaky high-pitched voice... hold on, they already did that in Team America

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 13:19

    Moving swiftly on....

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/03/01/analysts-not-convinced-by-proton/

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 13:22

    ...Glock will not be in Barcelona

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/03/01/uk-motor-racing-glock-idUKTRE7202P720110301

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 13:23

    ...Glock will not be in Barcelona

    Sorry, that should say "may" not be in Barcelona

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 13:29

    26-year old Amanda Hocking is the best-selling "indie" writer on the Kindle store... She gets to keep 70% of her book sales -- and she sells around 100,000 copies per month.

    christine, stop painting and start writing ;)

    http://www.businessinsider.com/amanda-hocking-2011-2

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 13:30

    26-year old Amanda Hocking is the best-selling "indie" writer on the Kindle store... She gets to keep 70% of her book sales -- and she sells around 100,000 copies per month.

    Blimey...

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 13:31

    christine, stop painting and start writing ;)

    www.businessinsid…da-hocking-2011-2

    Oooohh... that's a nice little earner

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 13:34

    Afternoon all

    A little sidepodspace entertainment is available if you have a few free square inches of screen space. NASA TV is showing the ISS and shuttle crews using two robotic arms to pick the permanent logistics module from the shuttle and attach it to the station. Because it is going on the Earth facing side of the station there is some fabulous footage of Earth in the background.

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 13:35

    Hiya Steven.

    Noticed today Brian Cox is back on March 6th, hadn't seen a date until today.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 13:37

    Noticed today Brian Cox is back on March 6th, hadn't seen a date until today.

    Thanks Lukeh. I had seen a couple of adverts but didn't know the date. I guess that makes it Sunday then

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 13:40

    Further sidepodspace news. The shuttle mission has been extended for a day even though everything is going according to plan so far. Someone worked out that when the shuttle leaves it will be the last time all the different vehicles that go to the station are there. So they are going to put a crew in one of the 2 Soyuz that are docked and have them undock and do a flyaround to get photos and footage marking the occasion. I assume that will be done the day before Discovery leaves but I will keep an eye on it.

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 13:41

    Thanks Lukeh. I had seen a couple of adverts but didn't know the date. I guess that makes it Sunday then

    Very nice of him, giving us something to look forward to on a Sunday in preperation for F1

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 14:13

    christine, stop painting and start writing ;)

    Deal.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 14:29

    #sidepodspace

    The last 'room' to be fitted to the ISS is just being attached now. There will be other pieces attached but they will be outside bits.

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 14:50

    Header ping: http://mrschristine.com/2011/03/01/mar-2011-header-pandamonium/

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2011 at 15:06

    Hi there,

    I am unfortunately off sick from work today with some kind of stopping me from being able to think lurgy. I am supposed to be doing the daily today (for tomorrow). Ideally I'd really like to swap with somebody later in the week or something, but I don't think I'd be able to give you a decent go today - sorry.

    Alex

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2011 at 15:08

    It's like I thought I was writing an email.

    I think my brain might be broken

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 15:08

    I am unfortunately off sick from work today with some kind of stopping me from being able to think lurgy. I am supposed to be doing the daily today (for tomorrow). Ideally I'd really like to swap with somebody later in the week or something, but I don't think I'd be able to give you a decent go today - sorry.

    Is it not my turn now that I am back from holidays?

    (Thanks for all those who covered for me - excellent posts BTW!)

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 15:09

    Is it not my turn now that I am back from holidays?

    Please tell me it is still Tuesday and I haven't been painting for three days.

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2011 at 15:09

    Oh it's Tuesday today... Okay. Ignore me. Brain broken.

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2011 at 15:09

    Sorry for the confusion.

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 15:10

    Oh it's Tuesday today... Okay. Ignore me. Brain broken.

    I hope you feel better Mr Giggles.

  • Bridget01/03/2011 at 15:10

    Please tell me it is still Tuesday and I haven't been painting for three days.

    Fortunately, it's still Tuesday! You have time to write; I have two days until my next round of meetings :)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 15:10

    Please tell me it is still Tuesday and I haven't been painting for three days.

    It's still Tuesday.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 15:11

    Is it not my turn now that I am back from holidays?

    Having said that, if someone was already booked then I can wait also.

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 15:11

    Fortunately, it's still Tuesday! You have time to write; I have two days until my next round of meetings :)

    Phew :)

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2011 at 15:12

    I hope you feel better Mr Giggles.

    Me too. I don't think I could cope with being this confused.

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 15:12

    Having said that, if someone was already booked then I can wait also.

    Nooo, we missed your dailies.

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2011 at 15:12

    Me too. I don't think I could cope with being this confused.

    Thank you though

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 15:13

    Get well soon Alex

    :)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 15:13

    Me too. I don't think I could cope with being this confused.

    Hope you're ok man.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 15:14

    Nooo, we missed your dailies.

    :)

    I have been collecting a few links today as I have been reading them, so we should have some good stuff for tomorrow ;)

  • Alex Andronov01/03/2011 at 15:16

    Hope you're ok man.

    Yeah I just have that kind of brain flu which makes you seem like you're really drunk

    Thanks everyone :)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 15:16

    Yeah I just have that kind of brain flu which makes you seem like you're really drunk

    Best thing to do is to try and sleep.

  • Bridget01/03/2011 at 15:22

    Yeah I just have that kind of brain flu which makes you seem like you're really drunk

    Best thing to do is to try and sleep.

    Agreed. Drink a mug of hot water, lemon juice (bonus points for the yellow parts of the rind as well), chopped ginger root and peppermint leaves (sweetened with honey), and sleep until you feel better.

  • Amanda01/03/2011 at 15:40

    Timo in hospital http://www.formel1.de/de/3260/Glock+im+Krankenhaus%3A+Blinddarm+raus/newsID/1665425

    he won't be testing in Barcelona. but it's not serious.

  • RG01/03/2011 at 15:42

    Timo in hospital www.formel1.de/de…us/newsID/1665425

    Don't worry me like that ;)

    Hi people.

  • James01/03/2011 at 15:44

    Recent photos of the race track in India: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=708714&page=28

    Quite a bit still to do by the looks of it ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 15:46

    Recent photos of the race track in India: www.skyscrapercit…08714&page=28

    Quite a bit still to do by the looks of it ;)

    i shouldn't imagine they'll be that long - charlie noted they were ahead of schedule

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 15:47

    Recent photos of the race track in India: www.skyscrapercit…08714&page=28

    Looks like it's going pretty well. I see elevation! :)

  • Journeyer01/03/2011 at 15:50

    Recent photos of the race track in India: www.skyscrapercit…08714&page=28

    Ooooh! Skyscraper city! :D Try checking out the other forums - they have lovely pictures of old buildings and tourist spots. :)

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 15:52

    Fabulous job: http://jobs.nma.co.uk/job/337469/hr828-website-producer

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 15:54

    Fabulous job: jobs.nma.co.uk/jo…-website-producer

    Cooooooooooool!

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 15:54

    I have been collecting a few links today as I have been reading them, so we should have some good stuff for tomorrow ;)

    your last daily kicked off the slowest flamewar in internet history, can't wait to see what you've got in store :)

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 15:55

    Fabulous job: jobs.nma.co.uk/jo…-website-producer

    omg, you have to apply!

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 15:56

    omg, you have to apply!

    Maybe I will. Although 15 days is not many to try and wrangle my CV into something usable ;)

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 15:57

    i shouldn't imagine they'll be that long - charlie noted they were ahead of schedule

    Since when did we trust that liar?

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 15:58

    Maybe I will. Although 15 days is not many to try and wrangle my CV into something usable ;)

    you have books to write :)

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 15:58

    Since when did we trust that liar?

    :)

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 16:00

    Maybe I will. Although 15 days is not many to try and wrangle my CV into something usable ;)

    although, slightly annoying if you get it and you've just painted the wall....

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 16:00

    although, slightly annoying if you get it and you've just painted the wall....

    Like I would get it.

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 16:01

    Have you seen this 24 Hour panel thing that David Walliams is doing? Not a fan of him, really, but this is quite the lineup of stuff: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/comedy/2011/03/and-the-24-hour-panel-people-a.shtml

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 16:01

    Like I would get it.

    fun to try though. you'd have to fire yourself, citing reasons of bias of course.

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 16:02

    Have you seen this 24 Hour panel thing that David Walliams is doing? Not a fan of him, really, but this is quite the lineup of stuff: www.bbc.co.uk/blo…el-people-a.shtml

    Goodness me!

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 16:02

    Maybe I will. Although 15 days is not many to try and wrangle my CV into something usable ;)

    Nonsense. This is right up your street. Multimedia CV. Ideal for this kind of job

    http://www.innovatecv.com/

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 16:03

    fun to try though. you'd have to fire yourself, citing reasons of bias of course.

    Does a CV work if it just says:

    CV of MrsChristine

    http://sidepodcast.com

    http://f1minute.com

    I can't be bothered with the rest of it :)

  • James01/03/2011 at 16:03

    Have you seen this 24 Hour panel thing that David Walliams is doing? Not a fan of him, really, but this is quite the lineup of stuff: www.bbc.co.uk/blo…el-people-a.shtml

    sounds brilliant just hope they are all available afterwards as well.

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 16:04

    Does a CV work if it just says:

    you should tweet that too them.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 16:05

    CV of MrsChristine

    I am Christine from the internet. When do I start?

    That should be enough

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 16:05

    I am Christine from the internet. When do I start?

    Even better!

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 16:05

    Have you seen this 24 Hour panel thing that David Walliams is doing? Not a fan of him, really, but this is quite the lineup of stuff: www.bbc.co.uk/blo…el-people-a.shtml

    No 'Who's Start Line is It Anyway?'?

    Not watching. ;)

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 16:07

    fun to try though. you'd have to fire yourself, citing reasons of bias of course.

    Not sure I can trust you to look after this place by yourself.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 16:08

    No 'Who's Start Line is It Anyway?'?

    I listened to that again recently. Fabulous

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 16:08

    Not sure I can trust you to look after this place by yourself.

    ooh, the trouble i could cause.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 16:09

    Not sure I can trust you to look after this place by yourself.

    He won't have time. He will be too busy coding stuff that the RBR coders can't do

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 16:09

    He won't have time. He will be too busy coding stuff that the RBR coders can't do

    i have the best job in the world already ;)

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 16:09

    Not sure I can trust you to look after this place by yourself.

    have you tweeted them yet?

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 16:10

    Soon we'll be say that the BBC SPC has a Red Bull bias

    ;)

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 16:11

    i have the best job in the world already ;)

    This would be in you spare time

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 16:11

    Soon we'll be say that the BBC SPC has a Red Bull bias

    that's why she'd have to fire herself.

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 16:11

    have you tweeted them yet?

    Not yet.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 16:11

    that's why she'd have to fire herself.

    You would need to become the face of SPC

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 16:12

    Not yet.

    can't believe a site called NEW MEDIA AGE, doesn't allow applications via twitter.

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 16:12

    can't believe a site called NEW MEDIA AGE, doesn't allow applications via twitter.

    If you can't sell yourself in 140 characters, you're not having the job.

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 16:12

    You would need to become the face of SPC

    oh.

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 16:12

    If you can't sell yourself in 140 characters, you're not having the job.

    true enough.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 16:13

    oh.

    you'll need a long black wig though

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 16:13

    If you can't sell yourself in 140 characters, you're not having the job.

    It's the online version of the elevator pitch

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 16:16

    BOOOOO

    NASA TV just announced that they are not going to allow a Soyuz to do a flyaround of the ISS. We will still get the flyaround by the shuttle at the end of the mission. THey are keeping the extra day though so the shuttle will now land next Tuesday rather than Monday

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 16:18

    It's the online version of the elevator pitch

    When I was being interviewed for my job a few years ago, my (then) boss and I got chatting in the elevator and eventually the conversation drifted to sport and F1. Turn out his wife (at the time) worked for Williams

    :)

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 16:19

    you'll need a long black wig though

    so christine has become DC and now i'm becoming EJ? worst day ever.

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/03/2011 at 16:20

    so christine has become DC and now i'm becoming EJ? worst day ever.

    :)

    sorry

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 16:28

    To get Mr C off my back: http://twitter.com/mrschristine/status/42622036169854977

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 16:29

    To get Mr C off my back: twitter.com/mrsch…42622036169854977

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 17:40

    Don't forget, peoples, it's Christine's Rankings today so if you've spotted anything I should know about, give a yell.

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 17:42

    can't believe a site called NEW MEDIA AGE, doesn't allow applications via twitter.

    They're probably looking for people who can communicate with them using less mainstream ideas ;)

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 17:44

    Don't forget, peoples, it's Christine's Rankings today so if you've spotted anything I should know about, give a yell.

    Karun has been getting in touch with his female side

    http://twitter.com/karunchandhok/status/42636717399875584

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 17:45

    Karun has been getting in touch with his female side

    Karun's not in the rankings at the moment :(

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 17:46

    Karun's not in the rankings at the moment :(

    I forgot that. F1 needs to start soon before I forget any more stuff

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 17:47

    Timo in hospital www.formel1.de/de…us/newsID/1665425

    Love the headline!

  • RG01/03/2011 at 17:56

    Don't forget, peoples, it's Christine's Rankings today so if you've spotted anything I should know about, give a yell.

    Sergio for attracting more fans at that demo than Shanghai has in six years.

    Hey folks.

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 17:58

    What I remember most, apart from the wet, was the number of people who asked for my autograph because they thought I was Gianmaria Bruni!

    How exactly did they get you two confused? I was under the impression Gianmaria was really tall, which I would have thought was a slight giveaway...

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 17:59

    Don't forget, peoples, it's Christine's Rankings today so if you've spotted anything I should know about, give a yell.

    You could give Glock points for taking driver weight loss to a new level by having his appendix removed

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 18:03

    A new event has appeared: http://factbytefactbox.com/live

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 18:05

    A new event has appeared: http://factbytefactbox.com/live

    Have you found out where they keep appearing from?

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 18:06

    Have you found out where they keep appearing from?

    I haven't! FBFB is sneaky like that.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 18:06

    I haven't! FBFB is sneaky like that.

    :D

  • Janna01/03/2011 at 18:10

    Hello all. I received a belated birthday present from my sister

    http://twitpic.com/452zni

    I (heart) Miffy :)

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 18:13

    Hello all. I received a belated birthday present from my sister

    It's nice to get late presents.

  • Janna01/03/2011 at 18:15

    I (heart) Miffy :)

    Miffy is the name of the rabbit btw, not my sister ;)

    #justrealisednoteveryonelovesMiffy

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 18:15

    Miffy is the name of the rabbit btw, not my sister ;)

    :)

    :)

    :)

    :)

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 18:17

    #justrealisednoteveryonelovesMiffy

    Never heard of Miffy

  • Janna01/03/2011 at 18:20

    Never heard of Miffy

    She's a really cute rabbit

    http://www.miffy.com/

    Ok, Ok, she's a children's character but we had Miffy books when I was younger.

  • Janna01/03/2011 at 18:21

    This probably explains better http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miffy

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 18:21

    She's a really cute rabbit

    I did some searching and she seems to be very popular

  • Pat W01/03/2011 at 18:29

    Hello.

    Ok, Ok, she's a children's character but we had Miffy books when I was younger.

    I worked in a warehouse a while ago on late shift, there were TVs in the break room, our first break was just as kids TV came on.. the Miffy theme was often starting as we walked in..

    Although the main thing I take from that room is missing the lovely pies.

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 18:30

    @emmastonier: Planning session done with @embuxton and new Driven Communications client. Anyone guess who it may be?!!

    erm, beats me.

  • Pat W01/03/2011 at 18:31

    So here's the Peugeot 908 Hybrid - http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/le-mans-peugeot-unveils-908-hybrid4/

    Battery KERS which isn't deployed as push-to-pass, it activates automatically when the car accelerates.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 18:32

    erm, beats me.

    I think we need her to give us better clues

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 18:34

    Battery KERS which isn't deployed as push-to-pass, it activates automatically when the car accelerates.

    That is much better than push to pass

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 18:34

    Battery KERS which isn't deployed as push-to-pass, it activates automatically when the car accelerates.

    Now that makes more sense from an applicability point of view than a push-to-pass system, even if I am still dubious about the utility of a brake-based KERS...

  • Pat W01/03/2011 at 18:35

    Battery KERS which isn't deployed as push-to-pass, it activates automatically when the car accelerates.

    That is much better than push to pass

    More akin to how it would be (or is?) used in a road car. Teams should be allowed to use it whichever way they like.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 18:36

    More akin to how it would be (or is?) used in a road car. Teams should be allowed to use it whichever way they like.

    I just don't like push to pass. Takes a lot of skill out driving

  • Pat W01/03/2011 at 18:38

    I <3 running at 212mph average speeds. #Justsayin' #Indycar #TexasMotorSpeedway

    - @PippaMann

    :)

    She's stepping up from Indy Lights with a part-programme I think.

  • Pat W01/03/2011 at 18:38

    I just don't like push to pass. Takes a lot of skill out driving

    Surely all the juggling with when to use it takes more skill.

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 18:38

    More akin to how it would be (or is?) used in a road car. Teams should be allowed to use it whichever way they like.

    In theory they are in F1. It's just that you need a lot more power and capacity to make the "automatic" version work than the "push-to-pass" one, given that overtaking is at such a premium in F1.

    Sportscars have less trouble passing, so the mathematics works out better with regard to "automatic" KERS.

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 18:40

    Surely all the juggling with when to use it takes more skill.

    Not really, at least not in races on the sort of shortish tracks, short race lengths and relatively homogeneous cars F1 uses. It just gets used at overtaking spots and anyone who's been paying attention to their car's performance relative to others in practise will know when to do so...

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 18:42

    Surely all the juggling with when to use it takes more skill.

    That takes different skill. But in terms of actual driving skill KERS works like a safety net for any mistake.

  • Pat W01/03/2011 at 18:45

    That takes different skill. But in terms of actual driving skill KERS works like a safety net for any mistake.

    I don't see that it does, nobody complains when one engine has a bit more hp than another and there's not much difference between that and a car having/not having KERS.

  • Pat W01/03/2011 at 18:46

    One for Steven perhaps: http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2011/03/ecurie-ecosse-name-returns-to-international-racing/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheCheckeredFlag+(The+Checkered+Flag)

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 18:49

    I don't see that it does, nobody complains when one engine has a bit more hp than another and there's not much difference between that and a car having/not having KERS.

    There will always be differences between cars. But once you have 2 drivers racing together into a corner their ability to get the maximum out of the car they have should be the deciding factor. If the following driver can force the leading driver into a mistake he should gain from it. The leading driver should not just be able to press a button that gives him a burst of acceleration that gives back the speed lost by his mistake.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 18:51

    One for Steven perhaps: www.thecheckeredf…e+Checkered+Flag)

    Another comeback? It's a long time since they last raced in anything. I would think David Leslie's BTCC Cavalier was the last car they fielded

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 18:54

    Another comeback? It's a long time since they last raced in anything. I would think David Leslie's BTCC Cavalier was the last car they fielded

    I should have read the full article since it says that at the bottom

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 19:06

    She's stepping up from Indy Lights with a part-programme I think.

    She's going to run a full oval programme with Conquest Racing, but it's not signed off yet...

  • Pat W01/03/2011 at 19:06

    There will always be differences between cars. But once you have 2 drivers racing together into a corner their ability to get the maximum out of the car they have should be the deciding factor. If the following driver can force the leading driver into a mistake he should gain from it. The leading driver should not just be able to press a button that gives him a burst of acceleration that gives back the speed lost by his mistake.

    I dunno, what with having to work the wing as well it could bring back human error like missing a shift if a driver forgets to activate it. Not as much fun though.

  • Mr C01/03/2011 at 19:15

    trying out event reminders in facebook: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=159249927461908

    bit of a faff to set up, i'll probably get bored unless i can find a way to automate them.

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 19:44

    So here's the Peugeot 908 Hybrid - auto-racing.speed…eils-908-hybrid4/

    Battery KERS which isn't deployed as push-to-pass, it activates automatically when the car accelerates.

    KERS in endurance racing makes more sense fullstop. Can't understand why Le Mans seems to have been so anti-KERS

  • Pat W01/03/2011 at 19:54

    KERS in endurance racing makes more sense fullstop. Can't understand why Le Mans seems to have been so anti-KERS

    They aren't anti. Anyone can run it if they like.

  • Maverick01/03/2011 at 20:04

    They aren't anti. Anyone can run it if they like.

    they could run... but not compete

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 20:08

    Right... a nap, half a pizza and a cup of tea and I am ready to write the Daily ;)

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 20:20

    Bernie wants artificial rain now. Wonder what his next hair-brained scheme will be? Square wheels?

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/01032011/58/ecclestone-wants-artificial-rain-f1.html

  • Pat W01/03/2011 at 20:25

    they could run... but not compete

    Too heavy?

  • Pat W01/03/2011 at 20:26

    Bernie wants artificial rain now. Wonder what his next hair-brained scheme will be? Square wheels?

    uk.eurosport.yaho…cial-rain-f1.html

    He's on about fake rain again? He's been bringing that up for 10 or 15 years.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 20:27

    He's on about fake rain again? He's been bringing that up for 10 or 15 years.

    He's right though. All the best races this year involved inclement weather.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 20:28

    He's on about fake rain again? He's been bringing that up for 10 or 15 years.

    He does that with all his ideas. He just trots them out at random when he is not getting any media coverage

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 20:28

    He does that with all his ideas. He just trots them out at random when he is not getting any media coverage

    Every off season too. He likes to ruffle the feathers.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 20:28

    He's right though. All the best races this year involved inclement weather.

    But it is all because of aerodynamics

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 20:28

    But it is all because of aerodynamics

    Yep very true.

  • Janna01/03/2011 at 20:55

    Well, that was fun (sarcasm smiley). Have spent the evening taking a Microsoft Access tutorial and assessment for a new temp job. It's a long time since I last used Access so I hope it went well. Will get told tomorrow if I have the assignment.

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 20:56

    Well, that was fun (sarcasm smiley). Have spent the evening taking a Microsoft Access tutorial and assessment for a new temp job. It's a long time since I last used Access so I hope it went well. Will get told tomorrow if I have the assignment.

    Access can be a bit dull but hopefully it'll go ok for you, good luck janna.

    Evening all.

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 20:58

    Well, that was fun (sarcasm smiley). Have spent the evening taking a Microsoft Access tutorial and assessment for a new temp job. It's a long time since I last used Access so I hope it went well. Will get told tomorrow if I have the assignment.

    Good luck with that

  • Janna01/03/2011 at 20:58

    Evening all.

    Hi Lukeh. Loved the 70s zebra reference on Twitter. :). Those shirts really are something else man.

  • Lukeh01/03/2011 at 21:00

    Hi Lukeh. Loved the 70s zebra reference on Twitter. :). Those shirts really are something else man.

    Ohh we had a 2 hour meeting tonight and that was one of the main topics. I really don't want to bring any negativity into the comments but I can honestly say the whole thing with this new 'look' all left me even more disillusioned.

    I know it's just a uniform and it's not the only reason for it (I could go on for hours :P) but yeeeeeeesh. Really are something else.

  • Janna01/03/2011 at 21:01

    Good luck with that

    Thanks guys. They want someone to help with analysis of management information so I'm hoping it'll be more Excel than Access. I could do with the job because I will increase my hourly rate by half of what I am currently earning.

  • Janna01/03/2011 at 21:01

    I know it's just a uniform and it's not the only reason for it (I could go on for hours :P) but yeeeeeeesh. Really are something else.

    The lady on the tills at my store was similarly impressed when I commented on her new look.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 21:02

    I know it's just a uniform and it's not the only reason for it (I could go on for hours :P) but yeeeeeeesh. Really are something else.

    Which hotel did you nick the curtains from then? :P

  • Janna01/03/2011 at 21:03

    Which hotel did you nick the curtains from then? :P

    It's all going a bit Sound of Music

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 21:11

    One half of the rankigns: http://sidepodcast.com/post/its-all-about-hospital-visits-in-christines-rankings-this-week

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 21:12

    One half of the rankigns: sidepodcast.com/p…ankings-this-week

    *rankings

  • Pat W01/03/2011 at 21:19

    Well, that was fun (sarcasm smiley). Have spent the evening taking a Microsoft Access tutorial and assessment for a new temp job. It's a long time since I last used Access so I hope it went well. Will get told tomorrow if I have the assignment.

    Good luck. Access made my head hurt, working out one-to-many, etc, etc. :)

  • Christine01/03/2011 at 21:29

    Team rankings ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/mclaren-go-for-a-spin-and-head-up-the-team-rankings-chart

  • Kathi01/03/2011 at 21:47

    Hello (from Iceland)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 21:48

    Hello (from Iceland)

    Hello :)

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 21:49

    Hello (from Iceland)

    Hi Kathi

    Have any volcanoes erupted yet?

  • Kathi01/03/2011 at 21:50

    Have any volcanoes erupted yet?

    No. Bit disappointing, isn't it?

  • Steven Roy01/03/2011 at 21:51

    No. Bit disappointing, isn't it?

    I am sure one will erupt for you soon

  • Kathi01/03/2011 at 21:51

    Hello :)

    Did you see me wave at you?

    Copenhagen's airport is huuuge.

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 21:52

    Did you see me wave at you?

    I did - you probably flew over my house as I live right near the airport :)

    Copenhagen's airport is huuuge.

    And very weird in it's layout. Has a great English bookstore though :)

  • Kathi01/03/2011 at 21:55

    And very weird in it's layout. Has a great English bookstore though :)

    I feel as if I had to cross the **** thing at least five times.

    Has a great English bookstore though :)

    I was too tired to look at any of the shops, but

  • Kathi01/03/2011 at 21:57

    I was too tired to look at any of the shops, but

    no but. don't know where the but came from

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 21:58

    I feel as if I had to cross the **** thing at least five times.

    True.

  • Pat W01/03/2011 at 22:47

    Ping - http://toomuchracing.com/2011/03/01/tmr-game-2011-week-6/

    TMR Game results, congratulations VivaF1. :)

  • Pat W01/03/2011 at 22:57

    GP2 Asia replacing Bahrain with.. Imola. An interesting choice. Not really very Asian but I'd love to see fast open wheelers there again. Can't say I want a full GP though, not yet. I loved the atmosphere and that it always signalled F1 'coming home' after flying away, but the races were so damned boring. :)

  • RubberGoat01/03/2011 at 22:59

    GP2 Asia replacing Bahrain with.. Imola. An interesting choice. Not really very Asian but I'd love to see fast open wheelers there again. Can't say I want a full GP though, not yet. I loved the atmosphere and that it always signalled F1 'coming home' after flying away, but the races were so damned boring. :)

    Imola was never the same after 94.

  • Pat W01/03/2011 at 23:00

    Imola was never the same after 94.

    Partly that but also the cars just outgrew it. It has been renovated though.

  • Amy01/03/2011 at 23:02

    aww I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Fanvision but they just emailed me to say it hasn't even shipped yet as they're still finalising the user interface. They should change their order email that says 5-10 days shipping!

  • Bassano01/03/2011 at 23:36

    GP2 Asia replacing Bahrain with.. Imola. An interesting choice.

    Huh!

    That is odd. Good that it's not being ignored being so close to the end of that season though

    Evening peeps

  • Kai01/03/2011 at 23:40

    Evening peeps

    Hey

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 23:40

    Hello!

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 23:41

    GP2 Asia replacing Bahrain with.. Imola. An interesting choice.

    I suppose Imola's had practise being an honorary member of places other than the one where it is located...

  • Bassano01/03/2011 at 23:41

    Hey

    Hey Kai, great timing.

    I was gonna make some notes on the Wiki tonight for SPB

    1st or last weekends in April, sound fair?

  • Bassano01/03/2011 at 23:41

    I suppose Imola's had practise being an honorary member of places other than the one where it is located...

    They can take Valencia too if they wish :)

  • Kai01/03/2011 at 23:42

    1st or last weekends in April, sound fair?

    Yeah, sounds good to me.

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 23:46

    They can take Valencia too if they wish :)

    I think GP2 Asia can afford to be pickier than F1...

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 23:48

    He's on about fake rain again? He's been bringing that up for 10 or 15 years.

    He does that with all his ideas. He just trots them out at random when he is not getting any media coverage

    Or when bored...

  • Bassano01/03/2011 at 23:50

    Or when bored...

    It's becoming a bit 'Father Jack'. Shouting random phrases after an afternoon snooze suddenly comes to an abrupt end

  • Pat W01/03/2011 at 23:53

    AMR One - http://www.dailysportscar.com/viewArticle.cfm?articleUID=73C0C508-1143-FDC9-35D67673EDFA83F9

    It ain't like the coupe, that's for sure :(

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 23:55

    KERS in endurance racing makes more sense fullstop. Can't understand why Le Mans seems to have been so anti-KERS

    Because traditionally they've seen it as a gimmick and tried to encourage efficient diesels instead. Even so, they managed to get KERS the same year as F1's first attempt and have been dipping a toe into the world of hybrids.

  • Alianora La Canta01/03/2011 at 23:58

    I don't see that it does, nobody complains when one engine has a bit more hp than another and there's not much difference between that and a car having/not having KERS.

    Some people do, but we're used to some teams having better equipment than others. We're not used to the equipment making talent less relevant and reducing the amount of racing going on, which is what KERS has done in F1 so far.

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 00:05

    Open House for my "PragueBlog". Take a look if you want to. I took the restrictions off of it for a day or two.

    http://www.blogger.com/blog-permissions.g?blogID=8307787719235057521

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 00:06

    Open House for my "PragueBlog". Take a look if you want to. I took the restrictions off of it for a day or two.

    www.blogger.com/b…07787719235057521

    Seems you have to sign up for 'Blogger' though

    Is that another Google thing?

  • Pat W02/03/2011 at 00:07

    Open House for my "PragueBlog". Take a look if you want to. I took the restrictions off of it for a day or two.

    www.blogger.com/b…07787719235057521

    Wrong link, it takes me to my old dashboard.

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 00:07

    Seems you have to sign up for 'Blogger' though

    hm

    Is that another Google thing?

    Yeah, could be.

    Oh well, it was an idea...

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 00:07

    Wrong link, it takes me to my old dashboard.

    Me too

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 00:08

    Wrong link, it takes me to my old dashboard.

    Well this is fun. :(

  • Pat W02/03/2011 at 00:09

    Wrong link, it takes me to my old dashboard.

    You want the blog URL: http://solongandthanksforallthefishies.blogspot.com/

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 00:09

    Let me try this. I've never done this, people. http://solongandthanksforallthefishies.blogspot.com/

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 00:10

    You want the blog URL: solongandthanksfo…ies.blogspot.com/

    Let me try this. I've never done this, people. solongandthanksfo…ies.blogspot.com/

    Yup

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 00:11

    Ooh, I've just had a pop-up calendar notice to set the DVR for Rally Mexico this weekend! :D

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 00:11

    You want the blog URL: solongandthanksfo…ies.blogspot.com/

    Thanks Pat.

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 00:12

    PING Daily: http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-2nd-march-2011

  • Amy02/03/2011 at 00:32

    1st or last weekends in April, sound fair?

    boooo come to Malaysia booooooo