It is Thursday once more, it feels like time is just flying by. Whilst these is a dislike for Thursdays on Sidepodcast it is the last day before what is a weekend full of sport with the Canadian Grand Prix, Le Mans 24 Hours and the start of the World Cup so make the most of this time.

  • Ferrari has ended speculation as to who will partner Fernando Alonso next season by extending Felipe Massa's contract until 2012. It means that there will be no movement in the "top 4" teams compared to this year which saw new line-ups at Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes.
  • Ross Brawn has told Mercedes to think 'long and hard' before considering supplying engines to another outfit. With the Mercedes engine considered to be the best on the grid I'm sure the last thing the Mercedes GP team need is another team beating them with the same engine.
  • Luca di Montezemolo wants sweeping changes to Formula One and has once more hit out at the new teams labelling them a joke. In summary he wants shorter and tougher races, possibly two races per weekend, testing to make a comeback and you guessed it a third car.
  • On the subject of third cars Martin Whitmarsh is in favour of the idea but only if there were less that 10 teams. For something that seems very unlikely to ever happen it never seems to go away.
  • Ferrari have signed 11-year-old Canadian Lance Stroll for its Driver Academy programme. It will be a long while before we see him anywhere near Formula One but who knows he could be a future Ferrari driver.
  • Michael Schumacher has yet to stand on the podium so far in 2010 (the only driver of the top 4 teams) but this could change this weekend as Schumacher has won the Canadian Grand Prix a record 7 times.
  • Time for the weekly Doctor Who mention (you knew it was coming), whilst sport is taking over this weekend and this weeks episode doesn't seem overly great (what with James Corden), there are some clips over on BlogtorWho which may change your mind although beware there are spoilers.
  • For the final bullet point I leave you with this image, a comparison of the Renault front wing a year ago and how it appeared at the Turkish Grand Prix, quite a difference.

I hope you have a good Thursday, whatever you may be up to, and I shall see you in the comments!

380 responses

  • Alianora La Canta09/06/2010 at 23:08

    I've got an interview this afternoon :)

  • Alianora La Canta09/06/2010 at 23:08

    I would tell myself to go to bed at a reasonable time but I know what happened last time I tried that...

  • Pat W09/06/2010 at 23:09

    I've got an interview this afternoon :)

    Well done :)

  • Pat W09/06/2010 at 23:09

    I've got an interview this afternoon :)

    Well done :)

    and good luck

  • Alianora La Canta09/06/2010 at 23:12

    Well done :)

    and good luck {Comment #4}

    Thank you. It's for a data entry assistant post and I'm confident I can do the job. I just need to get the panel to agree.

    That said, I do have other applications going in, including one I had to get done in a great hurry because there were seven hours between me being told about the vacancy and the deadline for entries.

  • Pat W09/06/2010 at 23:14

    That said, I do have other applications going in, including one I had to get done in a great hurry because there were seven hours between me being told about the vacancy and the deadline for entries.

    Two ways of looking at that... either it was tardy of them, or you were lucky to be given it..

  • Alianora La Canta09/06/2010 at 23:16

    Two ways of looking at that... either it was tardy of them, or you were lucky to be given it.. {Comment #6}

    Third option (possibly combining with "lucky to be given it"): I didn't know I was eligible to apply for it until my employment advisor told me this afternoon...

  • Amy09/06/2010 at 23:52

    Hello thursday. I like you as you are payday but i don't like you because I was sure today was friday.

  • Pat W09/06/2010 at 23:58

    Hello thursday. I like you as you are payday but i don't like you because I was sure today was friday.

    will be soon

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 00:02

    Heading to bed. I expect to not even be lurking Thursday as my boss-based-elsewhere will be hanging around our office, and he's been annoying me a bit lately..

    See ya when he leaves. ;)

  • startledbunny10/06/2010 at 00:03

    Heading to bed. I expect to not even be lurking Thursday as my boss-based-elsewhere will be hanging around our office, and he's been annoying me a bit lately..

    See ya when he leaves. ;)

    see ya Pat

  • Bert10/06/2010 at 00:11

    Just reading through the Daily notes....

    The report of the 11 year old Canadian boy getting signed by Ferrari....

    I know of a Lawrence Stroll. They may be related. Mr. Stroll is a jeweler and clothing importer (Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors). Mr. Stroll also owns a race track, the Circuit Mont-Tremblant (Saint-Jovite, Canadian G.P. 1968-1970 IIRC). Mr. Stroll also owns Ferrari of Quebec!

    I do not know that Lance Stroll is the progeny of Lawrence, but it seems suspicious to me!

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 00:29

    I do not know that Lance Stroll is the progeny of Lawrence, but it seems suspicious to me!

    I think it seems more like the biggest slam dunk in the history of time.

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 00:30

    I do not know that Lance Stroll is the progeny of Lawrence, but it seems suspicious to me!

    I think it seems more like the biggest slam dunk in the history of time.

    Confirmed: http://autos.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Autos/20100609/ferrari-kid-montreal-100609/?s_name=Autos

    Morning, folks.

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 00:32

    Confirmed: http://autos.c...-100609/?s_name=Autos

    Interesting he is a Tony Kart driver which is the team Schumacher drove for on the occasions he went karting when he was at Ferrari

  • Bert10/06/2010 at 00:33

    Confirmed: http://autos.c...-100609/?s_name=Autos

    Who needs research when speculation can do? Thanks!

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 00:33

    Interesting he is a Tony Kart driver which is the team Schumacher drove for on the occasions he went karting when he was at Ferrari

    Good point. Although I think Tony Kart's a pretty big setup, and Schumi's at Merc now too, so I don't think there's that much of a connection there.

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 00:33

    Confirmed: http://autos.c...-100609/?s_name=Autos

    Who needs research when speculation can do? Thanks!

    :D

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 00:34

    Michael Schumacher has yet to stand on the podium so far in 2010 (the only driver of the top 4 teams) but this could change this weekend as Schumacher has won the Canadian Grand Prix a record 7 times.

    I do hope it happens sooner rather than later, considering Kubica's already gotten a podium and he hasn't yet...

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 00:35

    Good point. Although I think Tony Kart's a pretty big setup, and Schumi's at Merc now too, so I don't think there's that much of a connection there.

    I was thinking more of the Ferrari/Tony Kart link. That may be why he is in their kart in the first place

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 00:36

    I was thinking more of the Ferrari/Tony Kart link. That may be why he is in their kart in the first place

    Ahhhh. I see what you mean. Any other Ferrari drivers/proteges who drove Tony Karts? I can only think of Liuzzi off the top of my head.

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 00:37

    Ahhhh. I see what you mean. Any other Ferrari drivers/proteges who drove Tony Karts? I can only think of Liuzzi off the top of my head.

    I am not clued up enough on karting to know

  • Bert10/06/2010 at 00:45

    Lawrence Stroll has a nice collection.... Among things we see during historic or Ferrari weekends at Trembalnt are:

    250 GTO (with JCB stickers), Testarossa, 512 LM (Penske/Sunoco blue and yellow), 360+430 Challenge, FXX (#8 IIRC). A friend of his lends him a 333SP. He also has the BMW-Fina McLaren F1-LM. I think I have seen an F40-LM in his paddock also.

    Connexions he has em!

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 01:15

    Lawrence Stroll has a nice collection.... Among things we see during historic or Ferrari weekends at Trembalnt are:

    250 GTO (with JCB stickers), Testarossa, 512 LM (Penske/Sunoco blue and yellow), 360+430 Challenge, FXX (#8 IIRC). A friend of his lends him a 333SP. He also has the BMW-Fina McLaren F1-LM. I think I have seen an F40-LM in his paddock also.

    Fancy. Very fancy. I've seen a few comments on other forums wondering if this is a publicity stunt or Ferrari just doing a favour for a friend. Still, I would think the kid has at least some potential for Ferrari to take him on.

  • Bert10/06/2010 at 01:17

    Fancy. Very fancy. I've seen a few comments on other forums wondering if this is a publicity stunt or Ferrari just doing a favour for a friend. Still, I would think the kid has at least some potential for Ferrari to take him on.

    Without knowing what the obligations are, I would venture to guess that it's more of a favour. It's easy to cut ties in 2-3-4-5-6-7 years I think this is just Ferrari publicity grabbing.

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 01:20

    Without knowing what the obligations are, I would venture to guess that it's more of a favour. It's easy to cut ties in 2-3-4-5-6-7 years I think this is just Ferrari publicity grabbing.

    Heck, they cut their ties to Liuzzi when he was already in F1! In any case, Lance is at the bottom of the list currently headed by Bianchi. Long way to go yet.

  • me10/06/2010 at 01:25

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/06/10/canada-2010-race-information/

  • guille230610/06/2010 at 01:36

    good evening...

  • me10/06/2010 at 01:40

    good evening...

    hello, i'm not here, am meant to be blogging.

  • guille230610/06/2010 at 01:41

    hello, i'm not here, am meant to be blogging.

    I won't tell anybody, don't worry... :P

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 01:42

    hello, i'm not here, am meant to be blogging.

    I won't tell anybody, don't worry... :P

    #confidential

  • me10/06/2010 at 01:42

    I won't tell anybody, don't worry... :P

    hehe

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 01:43

    hello, i'm not here, am meant to be blogging.

    I won't tell anybody, don't worry... :P

    I will though

    CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 01:43

    I will though

    Tattle-tale. :P ;) :D

  • guille230610/06/2010 at 01:43

    CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :D

  • me10/06/2010 at 01:44

    so.

    mean.

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 01:44

    CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :D

    ssshhhh You will wake her repeating a headping and then I am in more trouble than Mr C is

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 01:45

    ssshhhh You will wake her repeating a headping and then I am in more trouble than Mr C is

    and you repeat your own headping too. sneaky. :P

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 01:45

    so.

    mean.

    AHAHA! :D

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 01:46

    and you repeat your own headping too. sneaky. :P

    Damn.

    Could everyone sing quietly to help her sleep

  • guille230610/06/2010 at 01:47

    Could everyone sing quietly to help her sleep

    Felipe Baby?

  • me10/06/2010 at 01:47

    Could everyone sing quietly to help her sleep

    if i did that, i really would be in trouble.

    *steven told me to do it*

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 01:48

    Felipe Baby?

    Seems like the best option

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 01:48

    if i did that, i really would be in trouble.

    *steven told me to do it*

    Very very quietly for you

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 01:49

    *steven told me to do it*

    :D :D :D

  • guille230610/06/2010 at 02:30

    Ogier is being promoted to the Citroen "A-team" for the next three rallies, at the expenses of Sordo (who goes down to the Junior team until the asphalt season kicks off). Two thoughts: Sordo really needs to destroy everybody in the asphalt rounds if he wants to keeps his seat for next year; and it will be a hell of a battle at the top between the two Sebs :D

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 02:34

    Ogier is being promoted to the Citroen "A-team" for the next three rallies, at the expenses of Sordo (who goes down to the Junior team until the asphalt season kicks off). Two thoughts: Sordo really needs to destroy everybody in the asphalt rounds if he wants to keeps his seat for next year; and it will be a hell of a battle at the top between the two Sebs :D

    I think Ogier is a certainty to be in the top team next season. Sordo really needs to perform though

  • guille230610/06/2010 at 02:45

    I think Ogier is a certainty to be in the top team next season. Sordo really needs to perform though

    He may be saved by Citroen running three cars next year. But I agree that if he doesn't step up his driving he'll look really bad at the side of the other two.

  • me10/06/2010 at 03:04

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/06/10/an-audience-with-joe-canada-calling/

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 03:11

    I need to sleep now. Night all.

  • guille230610/06/2010 at 03:12

    I need to sleep now. Night all.

    night steven

  • me10/06/2010 at 03:17

    I need to sleep now. Night all.

    night chappie

  • me10/06/2010 at 03:17

    i (heart) lightroom 3: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidepodcast/4687208102/

  • me10/06/2010 at 03:54

    sleep beckons. it's a bit bright outside!

  • guille230610/06/2010 at 03:55

    sleep beckons. it's a bit bright outside!

    night mr.c

  • me10/06/2010 at 03:56

    night mr.c

    see ya guille

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 07:44

    Morning all.

  • Amy10/06/2010 at 07:51

    Morning all.

    morning

    it amused me way too much that I got my train tickets today and they were addressed to Frau Amy Fulton. I've never been a Frau before!

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 07:58

    it amused me way too much that I got my train tickets today and they were addressed to Frau Amy Fulton. I've never been a Frau before!

    Coool.

  • Amy10/06/2010 at 08:00

    Coool.

    they came with a whole letter in German, it could be telling me I've won a million dollars and I wouldn't have a clue. #isnotkathi

  • Amy10/06/2010 at 08:13

    apparently I'm going bowling tomorrow night. I think I will lose.

  • Amy10/06/2010 at 08:19

    woah, rain delays have really messed up Queens. Poor Feli might have to play 3 matches today!

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 08:29

    apparently I'm going bowling tomorrow night. I think I will lose.

    I haven't been bowling for ages! Fun! 'Cept for the shoes.

  • Amy10/06/2010 at 08:31

    I haven't been bowling for ages! Fun! 'Cept for the shoes.

    this is a work thing so no doubt it will be drunken bowling. I don't think I've ever tried that before. I wonder if it will make me better.

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 08:32

    this is a work thing so no doubt it will be drunken bowling. I don't think I've ever tried that before. I wonder if it will make me better.

    Ha! I guess it depends how very bad you are to start with :)

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 08:42

    A Franck post: http://iheartfranck.com/2010/06/10/so-far-so-good/

  • paul10/06/2010 at 08:49

    I wonder if my support for Tom Kristinsen will be tolerated this weekend.....

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 08:50

    I wonder if my support for Tom Kristinsen will be tolerated this weekend.....

    As long as they don't take Franck out, you can support whoever you like :)

  • paul10/06/2010 at 08:51

    As long as they don't take Franck out, you can support whoever you like :)

    na, they'll be too far ahead.

    *ducks*

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 08:54

    na, they'll be too far ahead.

    *ducks*

    Wha! That's fighting talk.

  • paul10/06/2010 at 08:55

    I was wondering how Ant drives one of those things. Does he use a booster seat to reach the peddles? :-)

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 08:56

    May or may not be baby pandas: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/06/10/baby-panda-thursday-59/

  • paul10/06/2010 at 09:24

    How am I going to get any sleep at all this weekend?

    Too much sport!

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 09:24

    Morning.. Quiet at the moment, calm before a storm I fear

  • RG10/06/2010 at 09:24

    Helllo everyone.

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 09:24

    Helllo everyone.

    Ooh, you survived!

  • RG10/06/2010 at 09:27

    Ooh, you survived!

    I am not too sure how, but yeah.

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 09:30

    I am not too sure how, but yeah.

    how was it?

  • RG10/06/2010 at 09:31

    how was it?

    My French and History went well, Science not so...

  • Jeremy10/06/2010 at 09:54

    apparently I'm going bowling tomorrow night. I think I will lose.

    I went bowling for my birthday. Many many strikes interspersed with gutter balls.

    Last year tennis, this year bowling. That can only mean karting next year :)

  • paul10/06/2010 at 09:58

    Last year tennis, this year bowling. That can only mean karting next year :)

    Eatern creek?

  • Alianora La Canta10/06/2010 at 10:07

    The train pricing structure in the UK makes no sense. It costs £1.20 more to go to Nottingham on an off-peak ticket (which you can only use after 9:30am on a given day) than it does for an all-day ticket (which you can use any time of the day).

  • Alianora La Canta10/06/2010 at 10:16

    I went bowling for my birthday. Many many strikes interspersed with gutter balls.

    Last year tennis, this year bowling. That can only mean karting next year :) {Comment #80}

    Who knows? ;)

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 10:40

    Some fabulous Le Mans photos from Peugeot: http://lemans.autosport.com/snaps/snaps.html?driver=davidson

    Contains Ant (for Lou), Franck (for me), and Wurz (for... well he's quite fun, anyway).

    I'm not sure about Franck's green shoes, to be honest.

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 11:08

    I got France!! Woooooo.

  • RubberGoat10/06/2010 at 11:17

    I wonder if my support for Tom Kristinsen will be tolerated this weekend.....

    Fine with me ;)

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 11:28

    I wrote a post about football: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/06/10/everybodys-talking-about-it/

  • Pamela10/06/2010 at 11:41

    Hi all, just saw all the bowling talk. I'm going bowling Friday night too! Work social club thingy...

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 11:42

    Hi all, just saw all the bowling talk. I'm going bowling Friday night too! Work social club thingy...

    Gosh. Bowling is having quite the resurgance at the moment!

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 11:55

    Is Amy around?

  • RubberGoat10/06/2010 at 12:57

    This is apparently worth £16:

    http://webr.emv2.com/mclaren/fathersday_final_header_2.jpg

    Really McLaren? Really?

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 13:00

    This is apparently worth £16:

    AHAHAHA! More like PHP 16 (around 0.25 GBP), if you ask me.

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 13:00

    Speaking of items, why not take a look at the USF1 auction?

    Link courtesy of Adam C.

  • RubberGoat10/06/2010 at 13:03

    Speaking of items, why not take a look at the USF1 auction?

    Link courtesy of Adam C.

    Why would you want a flammable cabinet?

    Surely a bad place to keep stuff in?

  • me10/06/2010 at 13:05

    Speaking of items, why not take a look at the USF1 auction?

    tell me there's a toaster in there. just one, even if it's from the kitchen i'll be happy.

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 13:06

    Speaking of items, why not take a look at the USF1 auction?

    That is not exactly the most high tech lot list I have ever seen. No wonder they failed.

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 13:06

    tell me there's a toaster in there. just one, even if it's from the kitchen i'll be happy.

    Not on the list

  • me10/06/2010 at 13:07

    That is not exactly the most high tech lot list I have ever seen. No wonder they failed.

    one wheel? were they entering f1-unicycling?

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 13:07

    Why would you want a flammable cabinet?

    Surely a bad place to keep stuff in?

    The cabinet isn't flammable. THe stuff you keep in it is

  • Janna10/06/2010 at 13:07

    tell me there's a toaster in there. just one, even if it's from the kitchen i'll be happy.

    Not on the list

    I beg to differ http://www.bidspotter.com/forms/photo.php?photo=8612445

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 13:07

    one wheel? were they entering f1-unicycling?

    Oooh, that sounds exciting!

  • me10/06/2010 at 13:08
  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 13:08

    one wheel? were they entering f1-unicycling?

    The only thing related to an F1 car they have is one monocoque. Not another single piece. How?

  • RubberGoat10/06/2010 at 13:08

    Why would you want a flammable cabinet?

    Surely a bad place to keep stuff in?

    The cabinet isn't flammable. THe stuff you keep in it is

    Yeah. Forgot the ;) didn't I!

  • me10/06/2010 at 13:09

    Oooh, that sounds exciting!

    i reckon webber would lead that, until vettel punted him off.

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 13:09

    I beg to differ http://www.bid...oto.php?photo=8612445

    I looked and missed it. They should have had a toaster as a single lot. People wold bid just to say they had the USF1 toaster

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 13:38

    tell me there's a toaster in there. just one, even if it's from the kitchen i'll be happy.

    Not on the list

    :D

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 13:40

    I beg to differ http://www.bid...oto.php?photo=8612445

    Niiiice! Does the carbon-fibre toaster exist? Or is it an urban legend?

  • me10/06/2010 at 13:43

    we were talking yesterday about media passes with photographs on them, joe's updated his profile pic: http://joesaward.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/joe-new-header1.jpg?w=180&h=260

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 13:52

    we were talking yesterday about media passes with photographs on them, joe's updated his profile pic: http://joesawa....jpg?w=180&h=260

    #lurker

  • me10/06/2010 at 13:53

    #lurker

    :)

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 13:56

    I am quite suprised how much advertising there is on the roads for the F1 here.

    bilboards on every lampost, banners across flyovers, and this isnt even Abu Dhabi.

    Almost inspiring me to start a blog here. almost

  • me10/06/2010 at 13:57

    Almost inspiring me to start a blog here. almost

    do iiiiit!

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 13:58

    do iiiiit!

    I have some ideas, maybe next month.

    F1 is quite popular, it even has a terrible radio show!

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 13:58

    Almost inspiring me to start a blog here. almost

    Yes!!

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 13:59

    F1 is quite popular, it even has a terrible radio show!

    I was tempted to email them and tell them to syndicate your shows before the downshift!

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 13:59

    Tyre news: http://twitter.com/JRobertsF1/status/15851776859

    Reports are emerging that Pirelli will be confirmed as the new F1 tyre supplier soon.

    There is no Bibendum for Pirelli, is there?

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 13:59

    Nice feeling when your desk gradually empties

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 13:59

    do iiiiit!

    I have some ideas, maybe next month.

    F1 is quite popular, it even has a terrible radio show!

    You should do one! F1 as viewed in the Middle East.

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 14:00

    There is no Bibendum for Pirelli, is there?

    Nope. They have nothing

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 14:01

    Nope. They have nothing

    Rrrubbish.

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 14:02

    You should do one! F1 as viewed in the Middle East.

    that would be the plan

    might even try to make some money out of it :D

  • me10/06/2010 at 14:03

    might even try to make some money out of it :D

    what's your take on safari reader btw?

  • Jeremy10/06/2010 at 14:05

    There is no Bibendum for Pirelli, is there?

    Umm, hello! Pirelli calendar anyone? ;-)

    You could hang one from your mike stand

    #arty

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 14:07

    Umm, hello! Pirelli calendar anyone? ;-)

    Hmm.

  • Jeremy10/06/2010 at 14:07

    You could hang one from your mike stand

    Mike the microphone? Tell me you name your microphone. Please.

  • me10/06/2010 at 14:08

    Mike the microphone? Tell me you name your microphone. Please.

    i name our mixing desk. i call it all the names under the sun.

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 14:09

    i name our mixing desk. i call it all the names under the sun.

    Hehehe.

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 14:09

    Umm, hello! Pirelli calendar anyone? ;-)

    Armenia?

  • Jeremy10/06/2010 at 14:10

    i name our mixing desk. i call it all the names under the sun.

    Practicing for when you have kids? :P

    Must sleep now :)

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 14:11

    #F1news

    Driver's rep on the stewards panel for Canada is double world champion Emerson Fittipaldi. He is so old he has never raced against Schumacher

    http://twitter.com/autosportnews/status/15851010568

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 14:55

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/84275

    FOTA/Autosport fan survey results are out. People want HD.

    There's a PDF linked for those who have time to look now..

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 14:56

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/84275

    FOTA/Autosport fan survey results are out. People want HD.

    There's a PDF linked for those who have time to look now..

    F1 Racing survey, even.

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 14:57

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/84275

    FOTA/Autosport fan survey results are out. People want HD.

    There's a PDF linked for those who have time to look now..

    From the survey, more than 70 per cent of fans said they were very interested in see F1 broadcast in HD, with 44 per cent saying they would like to watch races streamed on the Internet.

    Furthermore, 44 per cent of fans say they would like the ability to download races for watching after the event. There is also a big interest in fans becoming part of online communities and using F1 Apps on Mobile Phones.

  • me10/06/2010 at 14:57

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/84275

    FOTA/Autosport fan survey results are out. People want HD.

    There's a PDF linked for those who have time to look now..

    full results?

    wow.

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 14:58

    >

    There's a PDF linked for those who have time to look now..

    oh wow.

  • RubberGoat10/06/2010 at 14:59

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/84275

    FOTA/Autosport fan survey results are out. People want HD.

    There's a PDF linked for those who have time to look now..

    full results?

    wow.

    Sweet Jesus. Whoever made those graphs should be shot!

  • me10/06/2010 at 15:02

    oh wow.

    we asked for 'em, we got 'em :)

    anyone fancy a guest post or three??

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 15:03

    Sweet Jesus. Whoever made those graphs should be shot!

    :D

  • me10/06/2010 at 15:05

    interesting that it's a fota/f1racing thing, but the results are hosted on autosport.

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 15:06

    interesting that it's a fota/f1racing thing, but the results are hosted on autosport.

    More people would read Autosport I guess.

  • James10/06/2010 at 15:07

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/84275

    FOTA/Autosport fan survey results are out. People want HD.

    There's a PDF linked for those who have time to look now..

    36 pages!! I'd forgotten about the number of questions there were in that thing.

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 15:07

    People want to see more onboard cameras and pit-car radio..

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 15:07

    People want to see more onboard cameras and pit-car radio..

    and more onscreen graphics/data

  • me10/06/2010 at 15:07

    More people would read Autosport I guess.

    survey page not updated though: http://www.lgf1racingfansurvey.com/

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 15:10

    I spy delicious: http://yfrog.com/j722ocj

  • me10/06/2010 at 15:10

    People want to see more onboard cameras and pit-car radio..

    and more onscreen graphics/data

    agreed. we've known these things for years though. will the "evidence" finally mean things might happen?

  • me10/06/2010 at 15:11

    I spy delicious: http://yfrog.com/j722ocj

    the press conference is in an awning? how small is the media center in canda?

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 15:12

    agreed. we've known these things for years though. will the "evidence" finally mean things might happen?

    Nope.

  • me10/06/2010 at 15:13

    agreed. we've known these things for years though. will the "evidence" finally mean things might happen?

    Nope.

    figures.

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 15:13

    agreed. we've known these things for years though. will the "evidence" finally mean things might happen?

    I think it is better / more open evidence than before, and we have a new FIA Prez now. But this stuff rests with Berne's lot I guess.

  • RubberGoat10/06/2010 at 15:26

    SteveslaterF1: F1 fan survey comments that '70% of fans want to see F1 in hi-def TV'. Call me cynic, but survey sponsored by LG, who make... hi def TVs! :)

  • me10/06/2010 at 15:27

    I think it is better / more open evidence than before, and we have a new FIA Prez now. But this stuff rests with Berne's lot I guess.

    i am a cynic. now that is out of the way...

    on wednesday, march 18th 2009:

    The Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA) announced earlier this month that it wanted the sport's broadcasters, Formula One Management (FOM), to make use of extra graphics and more information than it was offering.

    This included fuel strategy graphics, racing line details, pit stop predictors and total access to the teams' radio channels.

    did we ever see any of those promises? aside from as one-off experiments? i don't believe this was a "lack of knowledge or understanding" thing. i just do not believe they give a stuff. not really.

    more: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/73763

  • me10/06/2010 at 15:28

    SteveslaterF1: F1 fan survey comments that '70% of fans want to see F1 in hi-def TV'. Call me cynic, but survey sponsored by LG, who make... hi def TVs! :)

    worth a retweet :)

  • RubberGoat10/06/2010 at 15:29

    SteveslaterF1: F1 fan survey comments that '70% of fans want to see F1 in hi-def TV'. Call me cynic, but survey sponsored by LG, who make... hi def TVs! :)

    worth a retweet :)

    My mate from Trinidad is gutted he will not be seeing the World Cup in HD. I think it makes a difference to some people...

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 15:31

    did we ever see any of those promises? aside from as one-off experiments? i don't believe this was a "lack of knowledge or understanding" thing. i just do not believe they give a stuff. not really.

    FOM? I don't think they do. FOTA may or may not but they have no control over it.

  • me10/06/2010 at 15:31

    from manipe:

    FOTA has a 'weighted sample' in their survey report. So in other words they cocked it all up. Weighted sample' is a buzz-word for: "We didn't do the survey right, but if we did these are what the results would have looked like"

    http://twitter.com/ManipeF1/statuses/15854732977

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 15:35

    FOTA has a 'weighted sample' in their survey report. So in other words they cocked it all up. Weighted sample' is a buzz-word for: "We didn't do the survey right, but if we did these are what the results would have looked like"

    What is a weighted sample?

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 15:35

    My mate from Trinidad is gutted he will not be seeing the World Cup in HD. I think it makes a difference to some people...

    Can he in a pub?

  • RubberGoat10/06/2010 at 15:36

    from manipe:

    FOTA has a 'weighted sample' in their survey report. So in other words they cocked it all up. Weighted sample' is a buzz-word for: "We didn't do the survey right, but if we did these are what the results would have looked like"

    http://twitter.../statuses/15854732977

    I agree. A weighting is completely arbitrary and basically used to skew the results the way you want.

    Remember when I asked about weightings for my driver summary post? http://f1numbers.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/2009-driver-rankings-summary/

    What I discovered was that by applying different weightings, you got completely different results...

  • RubberGoat10/06/2010 at 15:37

    My mate from Trinidad is gutted he will not be seeing the World Cup in HD. I think it makes a difference to some people...

    Can he in a pub?

    Yes he can (see it)...

  • me10/06/2010 at 15:38

    What is a weighted sample?

    if you don't correctly collect data fairly, you need to have a means of fudging it so that things are balanced out.

    not quite sure how you balls up an online survey in that way, unless you're accounting for those without the internet?

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 15:38

    I agree. A weighting is completely arbitrary and basically used to skew the results the way you want.

    like the SHOUTY rankings

  • RubberGoat10/06/2010 at 15:38

    FOTA has a 'weighted sample' in their survey report. So in other words they cocked it all up. Weighted sample' is a buzz-word for: "We didn't do the survey right, but if we did these are what the results would have looked like"

    What is a weighted sample?

    It's a way of giving more or less importance to a certain category. For instance, you might think that the opinion of people from the UK might be worth more than say, people from Denmark, so you'd add a multilplier to those answers when figuring out the average score...

  • me10/06/2010 at 15:38

    like the SHOUTY rankings

    what a shocking coincidence? ;)

  • Christine10/06/2010 at 15:40

    It's a way of giving more or less importance to a certain category. For instance, you might think that the opinion of people from the UK might be worth more than say, people from Denmark, so you'd add a multilplier to those answers when figuring out the average score...

    Oh yes, of course, like weighted averages.

    *engages brain*

  • RubberGoat10/06/2010 at 15:42

    It's a way of giving more or less importance to a certain category. For instance, you might think that the opinion of people from the UK might be worth more than say, people from Denmark, so you'd add a multilplier to those answers when figuring out the average score...

    Oh yes, of course, like weighted averages.

    *engages brain*

    That's the one.

    Am I the only person having trouble reading the PDF, or am I just too tired to take it in?

  • me10/06/2010 at 15:43

    Am I the only person having trouble reading the PDF, or am I just too tired to take it in?

    in what sense? tis fine here.

  • RubberGoat10/06/2010 at 15:44

    Am I the only person having trouble reading the PDF, or am I just too tired to take it in?

    in what sense? tis fine here.

    As in the content is so poorly laid out and there's too many tables and bad graphs...

  • me10/06/2010 at 15:45

    As in the content is so poorly laid out and there's too many tables and bad graphs...

    in that case... i know just the man to make sense of it all.

  • RubberGoat10/06/2010 at 15:46

    As in the content is so poorly laid out and there's too many tables and bad graphs...

    in that case... i know just the man to make sense of it all.

    I'm going to write about this... but I want to finish my Turkey post first...

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 15:48

    what's your take on safari reader btw?

    I think i will stick with google reader as it syncs across devices which is really handy.

    From a profesional point of view, i dont really buy off the content network, so it doesnt really effect me!

  • me10/06/2010 at 15:50

    following f1 for less than 1 year:

    - weighted sample: 16.4%

    - unweighted sample: 2%

    does sample mean percentages doesn't include all of the votes? how big is the sample size?

  • me10/06/2010 at 15:52

    From a profesional point of view, i dont really buy off the content network, so it doesnt really effect me!

    was just thinking that all advertising must be affected. it just wipes it all out, while the stats still say ads are being downloaded. unlike say an adblocker.

  • me10/06/2010 at 15:54

    last thought on the survey results. you can't tell me companies paid something like £5,000 for a pdf like that last year?

    if so, why did it come on a usb key?

  • RubberGoat10/06/2010 at 15:58

    last thought on the survey results. you can't tell me companies paid something like £5,000 for a pdf like that last year?

    if so, why did it come on a usb key?

    If they paid £5000 then I am in the wrong business!

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 16:01

    was just thinking that all advertising must be affected. it just wipes it all out, while the stats still say ads are being downloaded. unlike say an adblocker.

    It really depends how you buy. i could make it work as a niche market engine, but most of the stuff i do s for really mass market stuff.

    Problems will arise if & when they put iads onto safari reader,

    Many people seem to think RSS's days are numbered, this could speed that up.

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 16:04

    SteveslaterF1: F1 fan survey comments that '70% of fans want to see F1 in hi-def TV'. Call me cynic, but survey sponsored by LG, who make... hi def TVs! :)

    All that and they STILL can't convince Bernie to go HD.

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 16:09

    did we ever see any of those promises? aside from as one-off experiments? i don't believe this was a "lack of knowledge or understanding" thing. i just do not believe they give a stuff. not really.

    Well, let's try to break it down:

    This included fuel strategy graphics

    in a no-refuelling era? not applicable.

    racing line details

    we saw overlays more than a few times last year, but they haven't come back this year, have they?

    pit stop predictors

    FOTA didn't provide it, but everyone else in the media did...

    and total access to the teams' radio channels.

    there has been a lot more progress here than i think people give them credit for. case in point, the mclaren exchange with lewis in turkey as we heard on the race edit vid. i guess the only issue is that FOM take so long to figure out what to play, the moment's passed by the time they've decided.

  • Journeyer10/06/2010 at 16:09

    from manipe:

    FOTA has a 'weighted sample' in their survey report. So in other words they cocked it all up. Weighted sample' is a buzz-word for: "We didn't do the survey right, but if we did these are what the results would have looked like"

    http://twitter.../statuses/15854732977

    they couldn't even hire a half-decent survey firm. heh. :P

  • jpancoast10/06/2010 at 16:13

    *engages brain*

    That's ALWAYS a mistake.

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 16:17

    What is a weighted sample?

    if you don't correctly collect data fairly, you need to have a means of fudging it so that things are balanced out.

    not quite sure how you balls up an online survey in that way, unless you're accounting for those without the internet?

    i think its more of a case of wanting to get a better balance between the different types of fans.

    Hardcore fans are more likely to take the survey so they have a greater bias on the results. they have attempted to adjust for that

    ...i said i was a newbie for this reason!

  • Turkey Machine10/06/2010 at 16:18

    All that and they STILL can't convince Bernie to go HD.

    Can somebody give Bernie a big bag of money to produce the world HD feed please?!

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 16:19

    All that and they STILL can't convince Bernie to go HD.

    Can somebody give Bernie a big bag of money to produce the world HD feed please?!

    I think 3D is the big cherry.

    Separate subscription, e.t.c.....

    HD to the existing providers could be a byproduct

  • Turkey Machine10/06/2010 at 16:20

    I think 3D is the big cherry.

    Sure, we all want to see those ugly cars stand out from the screen......

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 16:22

    Sure, we all want to see those ugly cars stand out from the screen......

    3D onboards would be amazing though...

    Imagine F1's greatest corners... Eau Rouge, Turn 8, under the bridge at Yas*

    *:P

  • Turkey Machine10/06/2010 at 16:26

    *:P

    Only when they crash. :D

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:32

    Many people seem to think RSS's days are numbered, this could speed that up.

    to me it's not the same thing at all. it doesn't tell me when there's new stuff to read, it just makes stuff that i am reading more bearable.

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:33

    in a no-refuelling era? not applicable.

    but did we see them last year?

    we saw overlays more than a few times last year, but they haven't come back this year, have they?

    nope.

    FOTA didn't provide it, but everyone else in the media did...

    i assumed this was during the race. eg. car stopped for 8 seconds = 56 laps of running, or whatever. again, not applicable this year, but adds weight to the argument they are simply full of it.

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:34

    i think its more of a case of wanting to get a better balance between the different types of fans.

    Hardcore fans are more likely to take the survey so they have a greater bias on the results. they have attempted to adjust for that

    ...i said i was a newbie for this reason!

    makes sense.

  • Turkey Machine10/06/2010 at 16:36

    Ah, a nice journey home in crummy weather. Later dudes and dudettes!

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:36

    3D onboards would be amazing though...

    Imagine F1's greatest corners... Eau Rouge, Turn 8, under the bridge at Yas*

    i'm not buying it. consumer demand currently doesn't stack up. the problem with 3d is the glasses stuff up everything else. so if you watch f1 in 3d, the iphone app is unreadable, and you can't comment, except in blue and green.

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 16:41

    to me it's not the same thing at all. it doesn't tell me when there's new stuff to read, it just makes stuff that i am reading more bearable.

    its true, but people will want to make money, and if rss kills that they will stop it. inoovation is key, attracting people with rss then adding value with site content could be the way forward.

    This site does that brilliantly by the way :D

    ..You may be the model for the future web!

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 16:42

    i'm not buying it. consumer demand currently doesn't stack up. the problem with 3d is the glasses stuff up everything else. so if you watch f1 in 3d, the iphone app is unreadable, and you can't comment, except in blue and green.

    not yet, but i think it will grow, pushed though games & films.

    .....I always wanted colour coded comments ;)

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:44

    This site does that brilliantly by the way :D

    ..You may be the model for the future web!

    except we don't have an advertisements.

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 16:44

    Stupid Ubuntu! *kicks it*

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:45

    .....I always wanted colour coded comments ;)

    grr. if someone can come up with a sensible implementation, and not "bbc homepage random-colour" madness, it will be done.

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:46

    Stupid Ubuntu! *kicks it*

    even the new one?

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 16:46

    except we don't have an advertisements.

    ... do you want them?

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:47

    except we don't have an advertisements.

    ... do you want them?

    no. but it's hardly a model for the future, no-one would ever make any money.

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 16:50

    even the new one?

    I can't use the latest one because it doesn't support GMA500 (the graphics thingie)

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:51

    hold on... she hasn't done a podcast in months!

    http://twitter.com/IndyRacingNut/status/15814846656

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 16:51

    Good evening

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:51

    I can't use the latest one because it doesn't support GMA500 (the graphics thingie)

    they removed functionality? wonderful.

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:52

    Good evening

    chap

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 16:53

    they removed functionality? wonderful.

    the code wasn't pretty enough or something :)

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 16:53

    no. but it's hardly a model for the future, no-one would ever make any money.

    It depends how you do it,

    its easy to make next to nothing off adsense, i had an idea the other day, about monetising podcasts. ill dig a little deeper and send you an email next week if its a workable solution

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:53

    the code wasn't pretty enough or something :)

    ha!

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 16:53

    Good evening

    *tips hat

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:54

    they removed functionality? wonderful.

    i guess it come back to this mornings argument. time to upgrade kathi.

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 16:54

    Hello weekend!

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:55

    its easy to make next to nothing off adsense, i had an idea the other day, about monetising podcasts. ill dig a little deeper and send you an email next week if its a workable solution

    please do. i think you could make money charging for podcast subscriptions. i'm not convinced that in shows advertising works, because it dates with the show, and eventually become irrelevant, but is still baked into the conversation.

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:55

    Hello weekend!

    damn you

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 16:56

    damn you

    Yeah, I didn't hear you say that when I was getting up at 5am last Sat & Sun ;)

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:57

    Yeah, I didn't hear you say that when I was getting up at 5am last Sat & Sun ;)

    i doubt i'd even gone to bed.

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 16:57

    i guess it come back to this mornings argument. time to upgrade kathi.

    No thank you. I love my netbook and all its faults

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 16:58

    Sometimes ignorance is better than planning. Just turned up in time for quali 2. Could never have done that by planning

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:59

    now nick has a proper reason to blog: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/british-gp-fans-a-chance-to-talk-to-joe/#comment-17336

    make it happen sir!

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:59

    Sometimes ignorance is better than planning. Just turned up in time for quali 2. Could never have done that by planning

    crikey, i'd forgotten. are we using yesterday's thread?

  • me10/06/2010 at 16:59

    No thank you. I love my netbook and all its faults

    there must be a more shiny one now?

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 16:59

    crikey, i'd forgotten. are we using yesterday's thread?

    I assume so

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 17:00

    crikey, i'd forgotten. are we using yesterday's thread?

    It only has 365 comments on it so it will be fine

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 17:01

    there must be a more shiny one now?

    None wirth SSDs, remember?

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 17:02

    please do. i think you could make money charging for podcast subscriptions. i'm not convinced that in shows advertising works, because it dates with the show, and eventually become irrelevant, but is still baked into the conversation.

    I sent you something, not much yet

  • me10/06/2010 at 17:02

    None wirth SSDs, remember?

    but even our old netbook has an ssd. only a small partition though.

  • me10/06/2010 at 17:03

    I sent you something, not much yet

    cheers. shall read it after qually and get back to ya.

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 17:04

    now nick has a proper reason to blog: http://joesawa...to-joe/#comment-17336

    make it happen sir!

    Hehe, im working on it with Emma :D

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 17:04

    there must be a more shiny one now?

    and I just bought this one. No new netbook for me for at least a year

  • me10/06/2010 at 17:05

    and I just bought this one. No new netbook for me for at least a year

    ahh, boo.

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 17:05

    Hello weekend!

    *waves from weekend*

    :D

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 17:09

    Bassano, you really really want to get up very early on Monday (in Spa) to drive me to the closest train station, right?

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 17:12

    Bassano, you really really want to get up very early on Monday (in Spa) to drive me to the closest train station, right?

    I think I may have a bit of a sore head so I'm guessing it's a no. Sorry

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 17:12

    Bassano, you really really want to get up very early on Monday (in Spa) to drive me to the closest train station, right?

    I am sure he said he would.

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 17:12

    Bassano, you really really want to get up very early on Monday (in Spa) to drive me to the closest train station, right?

    Depends where it is and what time

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 17:14

    Depends where it is and what time

    verviers (45Min by bus) 5 am *huge grin*

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 17:14

    verviers (45Min by bus) 5 am *huge grin*

    5am? They have a 5am in the morning?

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 17:15

    5am? They have a 5am in the morning?

    She must have meant 5am at night?

    ...Surely?

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 17:17

    verviers (45Min by bus) 5 am *huge grin*

    I'm not even sure I'll be sober by then.

    Why in the world did you choose to fly back early

    #BadPlanning

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 17:18

    Why in the world did you choose to fly back early

    #BadPlanning

    I didn't. I'm flying Tuesday. I just can't/don't want to afford the afternoon trains.

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 17:19

    I didn't. I'm flying Tuesday. I just can't/don't want to afford the afternoon trains.

    Can't I drop you off in Brussels on Mon afternoon?

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 17:20

    I didn't. I'm flying Tuesday. I just can't/don't want to afford the afternoon trains.

    If wherever the train is going is on our route, there is an Amy-sized seat in the car on the return journey...

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 17:21

    If wherever the train is going is on our route, there is an Amy-sized seat in the car on the return journey...

    How much is that Amy-sized seat?

  • Nick10/06/2010 at 17:22

    How much is that Amy-sized seat?

    how many pints can you carry from the bar? ;)

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 17:24

    How much is that Amy-sized seat?

    I'm dropping Amy [and Pamela?] in Brussels I think

    No charge

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 17:24

    How much is that Amy-sized seat?

    how many pints can you carry from the bar? ;)

    Oh yeah, that's it ;)

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 17:25

    How much is that Amy-sized seat?

    I'm dropping Amy [and Pamela?] in Brussels I think

    No charge

    In that case surely Amy is using the Amy sized seat.

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 17:26

    Who else is camping?

    Is anyone getting the train?

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 17:26

    I'm dropping Amy [and Pamela?] in Brussels I think

    No charge

    You do know that I'm flying from London, right?

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 17:27

    In that case surely Amy is using the Amy sized seat.

    Just for the Brussels leg, I can do 5

    Wanted to keep it at 4 for the longest part of the drive, for comfort

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 17:28

    You do know that I'm flying from London, right?

    No, I didn't

    Well, as I'm dropping Amy off, there's a seat to London

    Share of the Eurotunnel fare and fuel then

    I can probably guestimate...

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 17:28

    You do know that I'm flying from London, right?

    had no idea

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 17:32

    RG: how were the exams?

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 17:33

    I can probably guestimate...

    more than 70 GBP?

  • RG10/06/2010 at 17:33

    RG: how were the exams?

    they mostly went alright thanks, so very nearly finished them now

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 17:37

    more than 70 GBP?

    Rough guess using google maps mileage is £15 for fuel each plus 1/4 of the train fare. Not sure how much that is but I'd say under £50 total, probably

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 17:37

    You do know that I'm flying from London, right?

    No, I didn't

    http://sidepodcast.com/2009/08/29/daily-29th-august-2009/comments/#comment-460564 ;)

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 17:38

    they mostly went alright thanks, so very nearly finished them now

    Good stuff. Roll on summer

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 17:38
  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 17:38

    August???

    *shrugs* Amy's fault

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 17:39

    I can probably guestimate...

    more than 70 GBP?

    Anticipating the train is £38 per person (I haven't checked prices for a while), put a bit in for fuel. Fuel (for me, maybe) is 20 each maybe? Not sure. But you and Amy can split those in half.

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 17:40

    Mike Conway is out of hospital but stuck in a wheelchair:

    @DRRIndyCar Mike came to see the guys.... http://twitpic.com/1vl3m6

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 17:41

    Mike Conway is out of hospital but stuck in a wheelchair:

    @DRRIndyCar Mike came to see the guys.... http://twitpic.com/1vl3m6

    Good to see

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 17:42

    Anticipating the train is £38 per person (I haven't checked prices for a while), put a bit in for fuel. Fuel (for me, maybe) is 20 each maybe? Not sure. But you and Amy can split those in half.

    yeah, about £20 each one way for Eurotunnel

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 17:57

    ohhh I found a bus that goes early enough. Yes!

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 17:59

    ohhh I found a bus that goes early enough. Yes!

    You don't want a lift to London?

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 18:01

    You don't want a lift to London?

    Probably not. I will talk to Emma and let you know as soon as possible.

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 18:02

    Probably not. I will talk to Emma and let you know as soon as possible.

    No hurry

    Emma?

  • Alianora La Canta10/06/2010 at 18:14

    I've got the job I interviewed for this afternoon :)

  • Janna10/06/2010 at 18:15

    I've got the job I interviewed for this afternoon :)

    Well done, what will you be doing?

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 18:15

    I've got the job I interviewed for this afternoon :)

    Congrats!

  • RubberGoat10/06/2010 at 18:16

    Brilliant stuff Alia!

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 18:16

    No hurry

    Emma?

    Amy and my lj friend who is also a master stalker.

  • Kathi10/06/2010 at 18:17

    I've got the job I interviewed for this afternoon :)

    Congratulations :)

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 18:18

    I've got the job I interviewed for this afternoon :)

    Congratulations. That is good news.

  • RG10/06/2010 at 18:19

    I've got the job I interviewed for this afternoon :)

    Well done! :)

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 18:20

    I've got the job I interviewed for this afternoon :)

    Woo hoo, well done you

  • Alison10/06/2010 at 18:27

    Hellooooo

    I want more days off please :(

  • Leigh O'Gorman10/06/2010 at 19:13

    evening folks

    :)

  • Janna10/06/2010 at 20:09

    Just been looking at a very lovely cupcake site. If anyone wants to buy me a gift one of these would be very nice. http://www.cupcakebouquet.co.uk/products/sweetie-jars Thanks ;)

  • Alison10/06/2010 at 20:35

    Oooooh congrats Alia on getting that job :D

  • RG10/06/2010 at 21:13

    Timo responds, the cooking challenge is on: http://twitpic.com/1vmlc3 (It helps to read the full caption). The German flag, and a possible trip to a nearby supermarket in the morning.

  • me10/06/2010 at 21:16

    Timo responds, the cooking challenge is on: http://twitpic.com/1vmlc3 (It helps to read the full caption). The German flag, and a possible trip to a nearby supermarket in the morning.

    ...aaaand over to rob!

  • Scott Woodwiss10/06/2010 at 21:21

    I've submitted my Tag Heuer JB questions:

    1. If you could design your own Tag Heuer watch, what would it look like and what would you call it?

    2. How does driver input affect development of the car at McLaren compared to other teams you have raced for?

    3. If you could go back in time and speak to yourself when you first began in Formula 1, what advice would you give to your younger self?

    4. Are there any other forms of motorsport you would consider taking up at the end of your F1 career?

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 21:28

    Am thinking about going to the Silverstone Joe Audience but need a teetotal to drive back? Any takers? :)

  • Amy10/06/2010 at 21:39

    I woke up at 7.15 when I was due to start work at 7.30. I had to run! Running sucks! But I made it at 7.32, I am awesome

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 21:41

    I woke up at 7.15 when I was due to start work at 7.30. I had to run! Running sucks! But I made it at 7.32, I am awesome

    Nice :)

  • RubberGoat10/06/2010 at 21:42

    I woke up at 7.15 when I was due to start work at 7.30. I had to run! Running sucks! But I made it at 7.32, I am awesome

    I did that once. Let's just say I was buzzing a little bit when I arrived at the station #LovesBikingToWork

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 21:48

    I woke up at 7.15 when I was due to start work at 7.30. I had to run! Running sucks! But I made it at 7.32, I am awesome

    Couldn't you have phoned to say you'd be late and walk?

  • RG10/06/2010 at 21:49

    Couldn't you have phoned to say you'd be late and walk?

    Because there is no challenge in that?

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 21:51

    Because there is no challenge in that?

    The challenge is getting in to work without any grief cos you're late :)

  • Alison10/06/2010 at 21:51

    Am thinking about going to the Silverstone Joe Audience but need a teetotal to drive back? Any takers? :)

    Hah.

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 21:52

    Hah.

    Am guessing accommodation is quite expensive for that weekend

  • Alison10/06/2010 at 21:54

    Am guessing accommodation is quite expensive for that weekend

    I don't have holiday time to go more than about 10 miles from my home. I'm also a very grumpy designated driver.

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 21:55

    I don't have holiday time to go more than about 10 miles from my home. I'm also a very grumpy designated driver.

    Can't say I blame you

  • Alison10/06/2010 at 21:58

    Can't say I blame you

    I do my fair share. Thing is I don't drink a huge amount so people assume I'm happy to do it all the time. It makes me angry.

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 21:59

    I do my fair share. Thing is I don't drink a huge amount so people assume I'm happy to do it all the time. It makes me angry.

    Cabs. Great invention

  • Alison10/06/2010 at 22:00

    Cabs. Great invention

    My work gave me a free minibus to manchester on monday for a night out. It took me right home to my door. Best thing ever :D

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 22:00

    My work gave me a free minibus to manchester on monday for a night out. It took me right home to my door. Best thing ever :D

    I want one!

  • Alison10/06/2010 at 22:01

    I want one!

    And drinks vouchers :D

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 22:02

    I want one!

    And drinks vouchers :D

    I like your employer

    Team building thing?

  • Alison10/06/2010 at 22:03

    Team building thing?

    Yeah something like that. They have them every 3 months. It's good times.

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 22:05

    Yeah something like that. They have them every 3 months. It's good times.

    Nice!

  • Alison10/06/2010 at 22:05

    Ooooh I saw you got your job earlier. Congratulations Alianora :D

  • Alison10/06/2010 at 22:07

    Nice!

    It's my job! Hands off!!!

  • Alison10/06/2010 at 22:08

    Eurgh, I have cravings for chips. I might have to go out and get some... I can't help it!

  • RubberGoat10/06/2010 at 22:09

    Right, sleep time - goodnight!

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 22:11

    Just seen the Warburton's ad with Barber's 'Adaggio For Strings'

    Very good :D

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 22:12

    It's my job! Hands off!!!

    It'd be a killer commute for me, I'll leave it for you

  • Amy10/06/2010 at 22:13

    We are having an intra team competition at the moment to cut down on lates and the winning team gets shouted drinks and dinner. So even if I call I get grief, its better to run and almost be on time to the point no one noticed I was 2 min late :D

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 22:13

    Right, sleep time - goodnight!

    Night

  • RG10/06/2010 at 22:14

    Right, sleep time - goodnight!

    Night mate.

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 22:14

    Right, sleep time - goodnight!

    Night

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 22:14

    We are having an intra team competition at the moment to cut down on lates and the winning team gets shouted drinks and dinner. So even if I call I get grief, its better to run and almost be on time to the point no one noticed I was 2 min late :D

    Well, you didn't say booze was involved. Good effort then

  • Alison10/06/2010 at 22:16

    We are having an intra team competition at the moment to cut down on lates and the winning team gets shouted drinks and dinner. So even if I call I get grief, its better to run and almost be on time to the point no one noticed I was 2 min late :D

    I would have noticed. Slapped wrist!!

  • Steven Roy10/06/2010 at 22:17

    Just seen the Warburton's ad with Barber's 'Adaggio For Strings'

    Very good :D

    What?????

    You are supposed to be a bad influence. How can you do that and start talking about adaggios?

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 22:19

    From Jake Humphrey :)

    Montreal...a 2010 city with 1970 carpets...! http://twitpic.com/1vn15o

  • Alison10/06/2010 at 22:20

    Okay my mouth ulcer is now too sore to ignore. What a perfect excuse to get chips while I'm out getting something for it....

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 22:21

    You are supposed to be a bad influence. How can you do that and start talking about adaggios?

    That's how I do it, lull them in with the proverbial

    I do love that track though

  • Turkey Machine10/06/2010 at 22:22

    That's how I do it, lull them in with the proverbial

    Bassano'd. :D

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 22:25

    Okay my mouth ulcer is now too sore to ignore. What a perfect excuse to get chips while I'm out getting something for it....

    Get some bonjella

  • Alison10/06/2010 at 22:26

    Get some bonjella

    I'm going I'm going! I want supermarkets to do drive through so I can go in dodgy tracksuit bottoms!!

  • Amy10/06/2010 at 22:26

    In creepy coincidence news, pamelas work and my work are going to the same bowling alley at the same time

  • Littlepurplegoth10/06/2010 at 22:27

    Get some bonjella

    I'm going I'm going! I want supermarkets to do drive through so I can go in dodgy tracksuit bottoms!!

    Got any bicarb in the cupboards? Bicarb paste is really helpful on mouth ulcers :-)

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 22:27

    In creepy coincidence news, pamelas work and my work are going to the same bowling alley at the same time

    Amy, have you spoken with Kathi today?

    She's wondering about Spa transport

  • me10/06/2010 at 22:27

    In creepy coincidence news, pamelas work and my work are going to the same bowling alley at the same time

    how very LOST. you were clearly meant to meet one day.

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 22:28

    Got any bicarb in the cupboards? Bicarb paste is really helpful on mouth ulcers :-)

    Hello LPG, long time no see.

    How's you, and of course, how's Andy's eye?

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 22:29

    TM: Am thinking about a July meet-up

  • Littlepurplegoth10/06/2010 at 22:30

    How's you, and of course, how's Andy's eye?

    Andy's eye apparently OK... my elbow not so (but as Andy is currently in hosp I think he's worse off!)

    I've been here, just not 'here'....

    On the flip side - can I have the denizens thoughts on yourracingcar.co.uk I met a lovely lady in WHSmiths today who was as brazen about her co as I used to be about mine (yes it is racing, no not F1... sorry...)

  • me10/06/2010 at 22:31

    peoples i must stretch me legs. appreciate the le mans company, y'all.

  • me10/06/2010 at 22:31

    Andy's eye apparently OK... my elbow not so (but as Andy is currently in hosp I think he's worse off!)

    good to hear.

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 22:31

    peoples i must stretch me legs. appreciate the le mans company, y'all.

    Catchya in a bit

  • me10/06/2010 at 22:32

    On the flip side - can I have the denizens thoughts on yourracingcar.co.uk I met a lovely lady in WHSmiths today who was as brazen about her co as I used to be about mine (yes it is racing, no not F1... sorry...)

    news to me. are they racing already?

  • me10/06/2010 at 22:33

    i'll leave you with this: http://www.manipef1.com/news/articles/11074/

    series sponsor and now team sponsor? it's all going a bit izod.

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 22:34

    On the flip side - can I have the denizens thoughts on yourracingcar.co.uk I met a lovely lady in WHSmiths today who was as brazen about her co as I used to be about mine (yes it is racing, no not F1... sorry...)

    I'm sure we've got some BTCC fans here

  • Littlepurplegoth10/06/2010 at 22:38

    On the flip side - can I have the denizens thoughts on yourracingcar.co.uk I met a lovely lady in WHSmiths today who was as brazen about her co as I used to be about mine (yes it is racing, no not F1... sorry...)

    Oh and yes she had heard of y'all :-)

  • Amy10/06/2010 at 22:40

    Speaking of meet ups, now that Spa is mostly planned it must be time to plan the pre Spa Wednesday night meet up at the NZ pub because I would love to meet some who can't make it to Spa :D

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 22:43

    Speaking of meet ups, now that Spa is mostly planned it must be time to plan the pre Spa Wednesday night meet up at the NZ pub because I would love to meet some who can't make it to Spa :D

    Oh dear, meet-up on the eve of continental driving

  • Littlepurplegoth10/06/2010 at 22:49

    Oh dear, meet-up on the eve of continental driving

    Ah so dry for the drivers then (evil grin, not jealous of those Spa-ing, not not not! whibble)

    Please tell me that you have all got your florescent tops ready (and a spare for Amy)? The tales of GB plated cars being targetted for stop and thingy are already starting again this year :-(

  • Alianora La Canta10/06/2010 at 22:52

    Well done, what will you be doing? {Comment #269}

    I'm doing data entry to clear a backlog my new organisation has generated waiting for a new organisation system (Excel connecting to something else in the background) to come online. I've got 4 months to get 15000 forms (or as close to that as possible) into the system. I've set myself the personal challenge of getting them all done before my contract runs out - why not aim high?

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 22:54

    Please tell me that you have all got your florescent tops ready (and a spare for Amy)? The tales of GB plated cars being targetted for stop and thingy are already starting again this year :-(

    Huh?

  • Alianora La Canta10/06/2010 at 22:55

    Congrats! {Comment #270}

    Thank you very much, Janna, Pat W, RubberGoat, Kathi, Steven Roy, RG, Bassano and Alison :)

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 22:55

    Ah so dry for the drivers then (evil grin, not jealous of those Spa-ing, not not not! whibble)

    No, move the meet-up :)

  • Littlepurplegoth10/06/2010 at 22:56

    You must, in several european countries, have sufficient florescent 'vests' in the car for all occupants should you be stopped unexpectedly somewhere... I forget which rule, but its fairly recent. Fines for failing to have these (as part of the 'standard' safety kit) can be up to €200

  • Alianora La Canta10/06/2010 at 22:57

    Incidentally, I had a feeling the interview had gone well (even if I wasn't sure I'd got the job as I left the building) so I celebrated with a giant ice-cream (truffle, raspberry and tropical fruit flavour) and Alex Zanardi's autobiography. A good combination.

  • Littlepurplegoth10/06/2010 at 22:59

    No, move the meet-up :)

    ROFL....

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 23:01

    You must, in several european countries, have sufficient florescent 'vests' in the car for all occupants should you be stopped unexpectedly somewhere... I forget which rule, but its fairly recent. Fines for failing to have these (as part of the 'standard' safety kit) can be up to €200

    Tabards, I can source ;)

    Cheers

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 23:02

    ROFL....

    I'm a mountain and Mohammed kinda guy ;)

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 23:05

    Speaking of meet ups, now that Spa is mostly planned it must be time to plan the pre Spa Wednesday night meet up at the NZ pub because I would love to meet some who can't make it to Spa :D

    Heheh :)

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 23:05

    On the flip side - can I have the denizens thoughts on yourracingcar.co.uk I met a lovely lady in WHSmiths today who was as brazen about her co as I used to be about mine (yes it is racing, no not F1... sorry...)

    Oh and yes she had heard of y'all :-)

    I'm aware of a Clip Cup car with that name on it

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 23:06

    Speaking of meet ups, now that Spa is mostly planned it must be time to plan the pre Spa Wednesday night meet up at the NZ pub because I would love to meet some who can't make it to Spa :D

    Oh dear, meet-up on the eve of continental driving

    I'm hoping for at least a drink but no more than two. Passengers on the other hand... as long as they can be ready..

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 23:07

    You must, in several european countries, have sufficient florescent 'vests' in the car for all occupants should you be stopped unexpectedly somewhere... I forget which rule, but its fairly recent. Fines for failing to have these (as part of the 'standard' safety kit) can be up to €200

    And the things for the headlights, and a spare bulb kit, and a first aid kit..

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 23:08

    And the things for the headlights, and a spare bulb kit, and a first aid kit..

    Got the First Aid, the bulbs I was aware of

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 23:09

    And the things for the headlights..

    Do modern cars still need those, you never see them anymore?

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 23:10

    Do modern cars still need those, you never see them anymore?

    Pretty sure they do

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 23:12

    Just heard of two fatalities on the Isle of Man TT :(

  • me10/06/2010 at 23:12

    Oh and yes she had heard of y'all :-)

    crazy talk

  • Littlepurplegoth10/06/2010 at 23:12

    Do modern cars still need those, you never see them anymore?

    Yep! I've not come accross anyone getting fined for not having them recently, except where they've been lacking the vests when suddenly there is a long list of things that they can be fined for...

  • me10/06/2010 at 23:13

    are we organising the "meet amy from the plane with some big banners and party poppers event"?

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 23:14

    There are World Cup Twitter hashtags for countries - and it shows the flags! Doesn't work in Tweetdeck though.

    http://twitter.com/SpeedFreakBash/statuses/15882827875

  • Littlepurplegoth10/06/2010 at 23:14

    crazy talk

    nope, not...

    I was asked which sites I read, and there was a 'oh, oo, I've heard of them'

    You are not safe in the bubble anymore teehee

    And I refuse to apologise for shamelessly telling people about SPC when I get the chance to (hah!)

  • me10/06/2010 at 23:15

    You are not safe in the bubble anymore teehee

    we've failed.

    And I refuse to apologise for shamelessly telling people about SPC when I get the chance to (hah!)

    very kind... i think ;)

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 23:15

    Do modern cars still need those, you never see them anymore?

    Pretty sure they do

    Why do we never see them then?

  • RG10/06/2010 at 23:15

    There are World Cup Twitter hashtags for countries - and it shows the flags! Doesn't work in Tweetdeck though.

    http://twitter.../statuses/15882827875

    And #worldcup comes up with a lovely ball next to it. 15 hours to go.... eek

  • me10/06/2010 at 23:15

    I'm aware of a Clip Cup car with that name on it

    i bet you any money jon will know them.

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 23:15

    are we organising the "meet amy from the plane with some big banners and party poppers event"?

    Shhhh!

    She's lurking ;)

  • Littlepurplegoth10/06/2010 at 23:16

    very kind... i think ;)

    :P

  • me10/06/2010 at 23:16

    And #worldcup comes up with a lovely ball next to it. 15 hours to go.... eek

    yikes. what was the plan re: the first post? anything i need to be doing?

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 23:16

    Why do we never see them then?

    Where?

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 23:16

    Why do we never see them then?

    I see them in Halfords whenver I go into one

  • me10/06/2010 at 23:16

    Shhhh!

    She's lurking ;)

    *puts klaxon down*

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 23:17

    Where?

    On cars

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 23:18

    And #worldcup comes up with a lovely ball next to it. 15 hours to go.... eek

    I really wanted to see the first game, it might be rubbish, but it is the first game! But I'll be at work and watching it after the fact seems a bit odd

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 23:18

    *puts klaxon down*

    Mon 23rd, about 7pm, T3

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 23:18

    Where?

    On cars

    Probably because you're not in Dover or Folkestone, that's where people usually put them on

  • me10/06/2010 at 23:19

    Mon 23rd, about 7pm, T3

    perfect.

    *wanders off to find balloons*

  • RG10/06/2010 at 23:19

    yikes. what was the plan re: the first post? anything i need to be doing?

    Erm, just finishing a post off now. Going to have a think, not sure what to do about an image like.

  • me10/06/2010 at 23:20

    Erm, just finishing a post off now. Going to have a think, not sure what to do about an image like.

    i'll find ya one if you like. bound to be some football media sites that'll give us access.

  • Bassano10/06/2010 at 23:21

    Probably because you're not in Dover or Folkestone, that's where people usually put them on

    Used to see them on cars quite frequently. Maybe they are easier to remove now. Anyway, cares. Euro regs to research next month

  • Pat W10/06/2010 at 23:25

    Used to see them on cars quite frequently. Maybe they are easier to remove now. Anyway, cares. Euro regs to research next month

    I think they might have clamped down on running them here, unless you're from the wrong side of the road originally. Blinds the other drivers.

    To be honest I was just going to buy everything I needed on the run up to London :D

  • Scott Woodwiss10/06/2010 at 23:30

    I'm still creating my Driving playlist on Spotify, want to keep it to the same kind of songs I have at the moment, any suggestions?

    http://open.spotify.com/user/woodwiss/playlist/0F6Iy6UdhPosf4sw3IfHsG