Hello everyone and welcome to this glorious race day! With there being so much to keep up with this week let’s have a quick daily to bring you up to speed with some things and let you get on with your busy sport filled day.

Firstly, if you didn’t catch the F1 action yesterday make sure you catch up on your FP3 results, qualifying highlights

and results. Christine has also supplied us with an excellent recap of the press conference too, so make sure you check that out here. How about some predictions for the race as well?

• Who will be leading at the end of the first lap?

• First to retire?

• First to spin?

• Who will make up the most places at the end of the race?

Speaking of cool new things, have you noticed the little facebook comments section at the bottom of this and every other post? Go on, take a look..

Yesterday was also Dr Who day for us in the UK, just in case you missed it, take a look at Christine’s review of the latest episode here.

Moving onto some fun links now then,

• I know there are a few Back to the Future fans in the comments, but have you spotted these?

• How about taking a look at some cute photos that tell the story about two little teeth? Yep you read that right.

• And here are some cute photos proving that bambi and thumper really do exist.

Today, as well as the Grand Prix, we also have action at Silverstone, some tennis and probably some football. Do stop by in the comments and tell us if you’ve been to any events today, we always love to hear about your trips! Oh and nobody forget Coldplay’s new single is out tomorrow, yippee! See you in the comments!

133 responses

  • lou10/09/2011 at 23:40

    I was gonna head to bed soon but i'm not sure i can deal with not knowing how this match ends :( ...

  • Lukeh10/09/2011 at 23:42

    hello new daily.

  • Lukeh10/09/2011 at 23:45

    Heh, who knew baby teeth could be so sweet?

  • lou10/09/2011 at 23:49

    come on Murray break Nadal so i can go to bed knowing you stand a chance..

  • Lukeh10/09/2011 at 23:51

    come on Murray break Nadal so i can go to bed knowing you stand a chance..

    we need to shout, I don't think he heard you over his team talking

  • lou10/09/2011 at 23:55

    lovely shot!!

  • Lukeh10/09/2011 at 23:55

    he even did a twirl and everything. Impressive.

  • lou10/09/2011 at 23:59

    ooohhhhhhhh!!!

  • Lukeh10/09/2011 at 23:59

    he's doing his best to keep you up lou ;)

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:00

    he's doing his best to keep you up lou ;)

    i wanna sleep dammit!

  • Mr C11/09/2011 at 00:01

    cheers for the daily ms. lou. the bambi link might need a http:// at the beginning.

    if anyone on facebook could try out the new comments that would be appreciated. we're just trying learn if they can bring anything to the conversation. some sites have seen good things from them, others less so.

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:03

    cheers for the daily ms. lou. the bambi link might need a http:// at the beginning.

    i tested it and everything.. all fixed now.

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 00:03

    i wanna sleep dammit!

    but tennis allnighters are so fuuuuun

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 00:04

    if anyone on facebook could try out the new comments that would be appreciated. we're just trying learn if they can bring anything to the conversation. some sites have seen good things from them, others less so.

    will give it a go for you, although I know which side of the fence I definitely sit on :)

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:05

    but tennis allnighters are so fuuuuun

    i'm just so tired! i'll stay up to watch Muzza win.. but i dont' really wanna stay up forever and watch him loose :)

    although this is rather good tennis.

  • Mr C11/09/2011 at 00:05

    i tested it and everything.. all fixed now.

    i saw that one on yesterday's daily, much appreciated :)

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 00:05

    yaaaay Stosur is into the final :D :D

  • Mr C11/09/2011 at 00:06

    will give it a go for you, although I know which side of the fence I definitely sit on :)

    understood. am thinking people who normally wouldn't enter email info in the comments box might be more inclined to leave thoughts if it was an interface they were familiar with.

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 00:08

    understood. am thinking people who normally wouldn't enter email info in the comments box might be more inclined to leave thoughts if it was an interface they were familiar with.

    It'll be interesting if it picks up, seeing as so many places utilise facebook commenting but I've never ever been won over by the idea. Although I am a big facebook grump and much prefer lovely commenting as normal so my opninion may be heavily biased in the first place.

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:09

    Murray you have until 1:30 to break Nadal.

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 00:10

    Murray you have until 1:30 to break Nadal.

    but what about Serena/Woz, that'll be a good one :D :D

  • Mr C11/09/2011 at 00:10

    It'll be interesting if it picks up, seeing as so many places utilise facebook commenting but I've never ever been won over by the idea. Although I am a big facebook grump and much prefer lovely commenting as normal so my opninion may be heavily biased in the first place.

    also true.

    we like to reinvent things a lot, so we're looking at it from a "if sidepodcast started today and not 5 years ago, what would we do about comments?". facebook is likely what we'd do.

    worth noting though that i can't actually comment via facebook because i don't have an account :)

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:11

    but what about Serena/Woz, that'll be a good one :D :D

    i knoowwww.. i was thinking how i'd like to see that match too.. but i'm so tired, and i need to rest my head at once point, silly headache. silly American open being on American time!

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 00:11

    we like to reinvent things a lot, so we're looking at it from a "if sidepodcast started today and not 5 years ago, what would we do about comments?". facebook is likely what we'd do.

    god bless you, 2004.

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 00:11

    god bless you, 2004.

    2006.

    maths is fun.

  • Mr C11/09/2011 at 00:11

    god bless you, 2004.

    your maths is as awesome as mine ♥

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:12

    2006.

    ah that was a good year :)

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:12

    ahhhhh Murray don't mess this upppppp!

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 00:12

    i knoowwww.. i was thinking how i'd like to see that match too.. but i'm so tired, and i need to rest my head at once point, silly headache. silly American open being on American time!

    its stupid that they put the men on first when the women have to play their final tomorrow. Whoever wins this match isn't going to get a lot of sleep. But CBS dictates the USO schedule :(

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 00:13

    ah that was a good year :)

    That was such a great win a few weeks ago for jenson! It's great seeing a Honda win, one day he might just be a world champion

    #2006speak

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:13

    aaaahhhhhhhhhh!!! wonderful. thank you Murray! and by 1:30 too!.. may stay up a bit longer.

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 00:13

    andy is listening to lou a bit more now he's stopped reciting his poetry

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:14

    its stupid that they put the men on first when the women have to play their final tomorrow. Whoever wins this match isn't going to get a lot of sleep. But CBS dictates the USO schedule :(

    poor Wozzy :( I want her to win a grandslam soon. but then again if Murray's match was any later i wouldn't be watching it :)

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 00:14

    nadal's gone to sleep. maybe he's on BST too..

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 00:15

    poor Wozzy :( I want her to win a grandslam soon. but then again if Murray's match was any later i wouldn't be watching it :)

    I want Serena to win and then I'll be happy with either Serena or Sam in the final :)

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:15

    nadal's gone to sleep. maybe he's on BST too..

    shh dont wake him :)

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 00:15

    shh dont wake him :)

    *whispers*

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:15

    I want Serena to win and then I'll be happy with either Serena or Sam in the final :)

    :) Serena appears to be wearing alot of green today. it's not a good look

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 00:15

    nadal's gone to sleep. maybe he's on BST too..

    he's got that awful sweaty clingy shirt he had like in Australia when he was sick. It's gross. Get a bigger shirt.

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 00:16

    :) Serena appears to be wearing alot of green today. it's not a good look

    green? her outfits are blue or red :D

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 00:16

    two set pints :D

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 00:16

    two set pints :D

    points, points! I did the exact same typo at wimbledon commenting too.

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:17

    green? her outfits are blue or red :D

    ohh? i could have sworn i saw her in a green top and leggings while practicing.. i could be colour blind tho :D

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 00:17

    ohh? i could have sworn i saw her in a green top and leggings while practicing.. i could be colour blind tho :D

    ohh practice, now I get you

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 00:17

    ohh? i could have sworn i saw her in a green top and leggings while practicing.. i could be colour blind tho :D

    the green stripe with red damanged your eyes and now you're seeing green everywhere :)

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:17

    ohh practice, now I get you

    it didn't look great.

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:18

    Murray!! DONT MESS THIS SET UP! PLEEEAASSEE!

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:18

    YESSSSSSS!

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 00:19

    wooohooo!

    game on.

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:19

    the sky guy just said 'you may have been thinking about going to bed a minute ago... don't leave now!'

    ... okay. :)

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:19

    am happy he won the set by 1:30 tho, he's making good time :)

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 00:20

    the sky guy just said 'you may have been thinking about going to bed a minute ago... don't leave now!'

    ... okay. :)

    :D

    such lurkers.

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:22

    new shorts for Murray, he now looks like he's in football kit :/

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 00:23

    new shorts for Murray, he now looks like he's in football kit :/

    hehehe, he looks like the guy who left his PE kit at home at school now.

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:24

    hehehe, he looks like the guy who left his PE kit at home at school now.

    i hope after this open he never ever wears that red shirt again/

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:26

    now he thinks he's actually playing football. this is going well.

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 00:27

    he looks like he wants to be in the Swiss DC team

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:28

    he looks like he wants to be in the Swiss DC team

    hehehe!! he can't be in their team! If he wants to play in the davis cup he can play next week! :)

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 00:29

    hehehe!! he can't be in their team! If he wants to play in the davis cup he can play next week! :)

    as far as I'm aware he is :)

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:29

    as far as I'm aware he is :)

    i thought so, but i didn't want to say he was just in case you being the tennis guru said he wasnt :)

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 00:31

    as good quality tennis as I'm yawning louder than sharapova's shot groans and struggling to keep my eyes open now so I'm gonna head to bed

    night all!

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:31

    as good quality tennis as I'm yawning louder than sharapova's shot groans and struggling to keep my eyes open now so I'm gonna head to bed

    night!

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:33

    wohoo! come on murray!

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:34

    stop screwing up murray, early break in this set please.

  • lou11/09/2011 at 00:54

    this is not looking good..

  • lou11/09/2011 at 01:11

    Aw bad times Murray :( he looks sad. Least it wasnt a straight set loss. ah well. Sleep time now. Night all! x

  • Mr C11/09/2011 at 01:12

    night lou.

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 01:34

    I have made and ate scrambled eggs, I officially declare it to be Tomorrow.

  • Mr C11/09/2011 at 01:36

    I have made and ate scrambled eggs, I officially declare it to be Tomorrow.

    have you slept?

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 01:36

    have you slept?

    nope. That's why I had to decide when it stopped being yesterday :D

  • Mr C11/09/2011 at 01:37

    nope. That's why I had to decide when it stopped being yesterday :D

    madness! it can't be tomorrow though, i haven't slept?

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 01:38

    madness! it can't be tomorrow though, i haven't slept?

    its not 11.30am for you, you still have time :)

  • Mr C11/09/2011 at 01:39

    its not 11.30am for you, you still have time :)

    are you not planning to sleep before the race?

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 01:40

    are you not planning to sleep before the race?

    I probably should, I have to train someone at work tomorrow so I can't do my usual 'I haven't slept, I'll just pretend to work' routine. I did want to get in a run today too but I'm not sure my brain would like that.

  • Mr C11/09/2011 at 01:58

    late night ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/sunset-boulevard

  • Pat W11/09/2011 at 07:35

    Morning. Mild panic as I overslept by an hour.. I'd hoped to get to Silverstone with an hour to spare to see if I could get to the paddock, or instead find a cup of tea and a bacon roll. Now I'll get there in time to find a seat, if the front straight stands are open!

    If you want to follow the 6 Hours before the F1 starts and after it finishes, you can watch www.lemans.org or at Audi TV or Peugeot TV websites.

    Timing on www.lemans-series.com.

    Ant Davidson will be making appearances on Radio Le Mans (and I think so will Martin Haven).

    Right, I'm off, will let you know when I arrive, assuming the unreliable Silverstone network coverage lets me. Phone browser not so good so may do more tweeting than commenting.

  • Pat W11/09/2011 at 07:38

    If you want to follow the 6 Hours before the F1 starts and after it finishes, you can watch www.lemans.org or at Audi TV or Peugeot TV websites.

    oh it starts at 11.35am UK time.

  • Marti11/09/2011 at 08:53

    Good norning.

    Today we celebrate the 33º aniversary of Ronnie Peterson's death, at Monza.

  • James11/09/2011 at 08:57

    Poor Fernando, he's completely surrounded: http://www.f1-direct.net/2011/img/italie/018.jpg

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 08:59

    Poor Fernando, he's completely surrounded: www.f1-direct.net…mg/italie/018.jpg

    I feel more sorry for the people being crushed on the other side of the barrier, that is really not a fun place to be!

  • That'll be the Day11/09/2011 at 09:00

    How well do you know your Formula 1 history?

    The book That'll be the Day: 365 F1 Stories takes a look at significant moments or quirky happenings on this day in Grand Prix history. Can you guess what event the following describes?

    - Which team failed to qualify for the Italian GP, held on this day in 1977, signalling the end of their time in F1?

  • Marti11/09/2011 at 09:03

    Ready to watch the GP2 race!

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 10:12

    talking to my mum while she freaks out over Wales in the rugby, I've never heard her like this before!

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 10:21

    Morning, totally forgot Wales were playing this morning however looking at things I think the lie in was the better option :)

  • Christine11/09/2011 at 10:21

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/live-italy-2011-the-race

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 10:23

    Morning, totally forgot Wales were playing this morning however looking at things I think the lie in was the better option :)

    their kicker guy was rubbish, in the 10 minutes I was watching he missed two attempts that would have won them the game :(

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 10:28

    their kicker guy was rubbish, in the 10 minutes I was watching he missed two attempts that would have won them the game :(

    By the sounds of things they still plays really well which is good considering it's South Africa, but a loss is still a loss *shakes fist at james hook's missing kicks*

  • Pat W11/09/2011 at 10:30

    morning from Silverstone. Stuck in a queue to buy a ticket, and cars are leaving grid soon!

  • Pat W11/09/2011 at 10:39

    made it in just in time, but they didnt take my discount voucher..

  • Nick (@Twiger)11/09/2011 at 10:40

    their kicker guy was rubbish, in the 10 minutes I was watching he missed two attempts that would have won them the game :(

    To be fair he scored one which they didnt count!

  • Jeremy11/09/2011 at 10:41

    made it in just in time, but they didnt take my discount voucher..

    Boo! What reason did they give?

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 10:43

    made it in just in time, but they didnt take my discount voucher..

    least you've got there now, hurrah!

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 15:11

    Right, the next order of business is suggestions for what I should have for dinner with Pamela tomorrow (today?) night.

    I'm currently tossing up between about 30 things on the menu. Stupid large delicious menu.

  • Bassano11/09/2011 at 15:15

    Right, the next order of business is suggestions for what I should have for dinner with Pamela tomorrow (today?) night.

    Prociutto Pizza from the Gourmet range

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 15:16

    Prociutto Pizza from the Gourmet range

    their pizzas are quite amazing

  • Journeyer11/09/2011 at 15:16

    Right, the next order of business is suggestions for what I should have for dinner with Pamela tomorrow (today?) night.

    Hmmm. I personally like the Halloumi wood-fired focaccia (although the Bruschetta one looks interesting too). The risottos look interesting too - try Chicken & Mushroom or Frutti di Mare.

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 15:17

    Right, the next order of business is suggestions for what I should have for dinner with Pamela tomorrow (today?) night.

    you can eat kangaroo?

    What does it taste like?

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 15:17

    Hmmm. I personally like the Halloumi wood-fired focaccia (although the Bruschetta one looks interesting too). The risottos look interesting too - try Chicken & Mushroom or Frutti di Mare.

    I do like risotto. I should probably find out if they're open first, some websites seem to say closed on Mondays, some seem to say open every day. Boo.

  • Bassano11/09/2011 at 15:17

    What does it taste like?

    Like Chicken, of course :)

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 15:17

    What does it taste like?

    its very gamey. I like it.

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 15:17

    Like Chicken, of course :)

    :)

    mmmmm. chicken.

  • Amy11/09/2011 at 15:23

    oh crap, I just realised the womens USO final is in 5 hours. I really want to watch it. Stupid need to sleep!

  • Nick (@Twiger)11/09/2011 at 15:32

    oh crap, I just realised the womens USO final is in 5 hours. I really want to watch it. Stupid need to sleep!

    I take it Rory McIroys girlfriend isnt in it, the other golfers were tweeting him saying his tweets about how proud of her efforts he was were making them all sick :)

  • Kai11/09/2011 at 15:43

    you can eat kangaroo?

    it packs a punch?

  • RG11/09/2011 at 15:45

    Italian 'new teams' update: http://northernwaffler.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/high-attrition-helps-team-lotus/

  • Dr. guille230611/09/2011 at 16:11

    Hirvonen wins Australia's WRC round, and sits now just 15 points away from Loeb in the championship after he crashed out the first day:

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/94464

    The victory was a 'team effort' after Latvala slowed down to let Hirvonen pass two stages from the end (Latvala is almost out of contention for the championship). With three rallies to go (two on tarmac) it will be difficult for Hirvonen to catch Loeb, but this puts a bit of spice on the fight.

    The biggest story in my opinion is Citroën applying team orders to switch Loeb and Ogier to get just 1 point more for Loeb, even if Ogier was just 25 points away in the championship. It will be 2nd driver for him for the rest of the year. I guess Ogier can't complain after he threw away an open goal win two stages after Loeb crashed...

  • Rubbergoat11/09/2011 at 16:48

    Seems like that F1 rocks competition can't have been too popular - look at the response I got from Adam Hay-Nicholls: https://twitter.com/adamhaynicholls/status/112928534275686401

  • Sidepodcast Classics11/09/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the Sidepodcast back catalogue.

    - Europe 2009 - Schedule

    Originally published 19 August 2009.

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 17:54

    Ahhh, I knew we wouldn't get through the weekend without a stupid comment from Eddie irvine after I saw him yesterday.

    Courtesy of Ted News:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/formula_one/14874360.stm

  • Mr C11/09/2011 at 18:02

    f1minute pingy: http://www.f1minute.com/news/lotus-confirm-jarno-trulli-heikki-kovalainen-2012

  • Mr C11/09/2011 at 18:05

    news.bbc.co.uk/sp…_one/14874360.stm

    how are people emailing ted?

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 18:06

    how are people emailing ted?

    I was hoping ted at bbc.co.uk may work but alas... :)

    No ideas though, I guess some people may know. Unless he means tweets.

  • Bassano11/09/2011 at 18:08

    how are people emailing ted?

    Ted listens to the internet. All of it

  • Mr C11/09/2011 at 18:11

    Ahhh, I knew we wouldn't get through the weekend without a stupid comment from Eddie irvine after I saw him yesterday.

    he's a twit*

    *or similar.

  • Bassano11/09/2011 at 18:11

    he's a twit*

    Ted got a little dig in at the end after he walked away though

  • Mr C11/09/2011 at 18:11

    *hugs* ted for that final line.

  • Christine11/09/2011 at 18:11

    Ted should be Sir Ted. He's awesome.

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 18:12

    Ted got a little dig in at the end after he walked away though

    That's why Ted is awesome :)

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 18:12

    Ted should be Sir Ted. He's awesome.

    At least he has a cartoon named after him, that's a start

  • Mr C11/09/2011 at 18:17

    another f1minute pingy: http://www.f1minute.com/news/sebastian-vettel-takes-emotional-italian-grand-prix-victory

    (am pinging for christine who by now is completely bloomin knackered)

  • Mr C11/09/2011 at 18:32

    sidepodping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/italy-2011-rate-the-race

  • Mr C11/09/2011 at 18:37

    i'm pretty sure we're done dead for the day.

    until tomorrow all.

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 18:39

    i'm pretty sure we're done dead for the day.

    until tomorrow all.

    I'm going to send a bottle of wine to rockall for all your efforts

    ...better make that a crate

  • Kai11/09/2011 at 18:47

    i'm pretty sure we're done dead for the day.

    awesome work. Bravo. G'night.

  • Lukeh11/09/2011 at 20:33

    I has been drawing again, PING

    http://morethanadoodle.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/the-newport-clock/

  • Alison11/09/2011 at 20:46

    Hai, my keyboard on my lappy toppy has just gone CRAZY! It was typing the letters in alphabetical order, no matter what key I pressed, it was showing on the screen a b c d... I've never seen anything like it!?

  • Bassano11/09/2011 at 21:30

    GP+ is late this week

  • Pat W11/09/2011 at 21:30

    Hi. Just to say I'm back home and can comment properly now. Bit of a long drive home due to traffic and rain, head hurts a bit now.. Shall be crashing on the sofa with a beer watching the F1 race in approximately 2 minutes time.

  • Pat W11/09/2011 at 21:31

    Hi. Just to say I'm back home and can comment properly now. Bit of a long drive home due to traffic and rain, head hurts a bit now.. Shall be crashing on the sofa with a beer watching the F1 race in approximately 2 minutes time.

    So I'm jumping out of the comments again 'til I've seen it. :)

  • Bassano11/09/2011 at 21:31

    Hi Pat

  • lou11/09/2011 at 21:31

    Hi. Just to say I'm back home and can comment properly now. Bit of a long drive home due to traffic and rain, head hurts a bit now.. Shall be crashing on the sofa with a beer watching the F1 race in approximately 2 minutes time.

    The race is well worth it Pat, Enjoy!!

  • Alison11/09/2011 at 22:10

    Oooh dear. I'm getting very tempted to buy things. Note to self: discounted items are still expensive!

  • Bassano11/09/2011 at 22:27

    Joe was talking to Naoise at Monza