I've been doing this job for all of two days, and already I'm setting new records for daily publishing lateness.

I've had a scout around for Formula 1 news this afternoon, and there isn't any. None at all. Which makes me mighty glad I'm not a news agency promising to deliver between 10 and 20 original F1 stories a day. If I'd have been dumb enough to suggest that, I might be forced to make something up.

Thankfully, there is plenty going on in the community today to keep us occupied.

  • The Sidepodaddiction page has scaled new heights, reaching Stage 7.6 which handily covers "denial". I'll likely never make it beyond Stage 6, but if you haven't done so already please do confess your Sidepodhabit to all on the wiki.
  • Apparently James Allen didn't get the memo about us appreciating his writing much more than his talking. Yesterday he published an audio slideshow of such pompous arrogance you wonder if he has any real friends, to advise and to guide?
  • An early weather report from The Red Bullog has next weekend's Chinese Grand Prix down as a cold by dry affair. Might we finally get to see the relative pace of all the cars, or will Tuesday's FIA ICA hearing muddy those waters yet further?

That pretty much cover's Formula 1's day of no news. Do let us know what you're up to in the comments, and yell if you spot any made up Sunday news. There's bound to be some when you've got to fill those quotas.

1493 responses

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 12:49

    one hour and 11 minutes to spare!

  • RG12/04/2009 at 12:50

    Happy Birthday Amy ;)

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 12:50

    one hour and 11 minutes to spare!

    Happy birthday btw! Was the show your present?

  • me12/04/2009 at 12:51

    Happy Birthday Amy ;)

    yay! happy birthday amy.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 12:51

    My sidepodaddiction has grown massively over the past few months :D

    I've gone from klurking in comments to being in the top 5 already with comments in the last 30 days... whoopse...

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 12:51

    Also happy birthday amy :D

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 12:51

    Hippy Birdday!

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 12:52

    Happy Birthday, Amy!

    My sidepodaddiction has grown massively over the past few months :D

    How did you discover SPC, anyway? ;)

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 12:52

    Happy birthday btw! Was the show your present?

    It was one of my presents to myself, along with next years Grand Prix tickets (which go on sale in 2 days) and a framed picure of Kimi in a McLaren. I rock at buying more for myself than for others.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 12:52

    Happy Birthday Amy! :)

  • RG12/04/2009 at 12:52

    I’ve gone from klurking in comments to being in the top 5 already with comments in the last 30 days… whoopse…

    I'm taking it thats Stage 8. 8.5 must be being top

  • me12/04/2009 at 12:53

    I rock at buying more for myself than for others.

    :P

  • Christine12/04/2009 at 12:53

    Happy birthday Amy :)

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 12:54

    I rock at buying more for myself than for others.

    Heh, I can relate to that.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 12:54

    How did you discover SPC, anyway? ;)

    I first started listening well over a year ago because Joe introduced me to it, I remember sending an email in saying how I preferred SPC to ITV's coverage :D

    but I just didn't comment and fell away from sidepodorbit for months and months to be honest, I'll admit that I was also a little overwhelmed at keeping up with everything when i was getting used to uni and stuff but lou's really got me into it again in the past few months (I did promise to her i'd make more of an effort and it's been worth it :))

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 12:55

    but I just didn’t comment and fell away from sidepodorbit for months and months to be honest, I’ll admit that I was also a little overwhelmed at keeping up with everything when i was getting used to uni and stuff but lou’s really got me into it again in the past few months (I did promise to her i’d make more of an effort and it’s been worth it :))

    To Lou?! Did you meet her here in SPC? Or outside of it?

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 12:57

    To Lou?! Did you meet her here in SPC? Or outside of it?

    I think it was on msn when joe made a multi user coversation about one of the grand prixs late last year (singapore I believe) and we were in the same converastion together obviously, and got talking from there on :D

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 13:04

    I think it was on msn when joe made a multi user coversation about one of the grand prixs late last year (singapore I believe) and we were in the same converastion together obviously, and got talking from there on :D

    No wonder I missed all that - I wasn't here that weekend. ;) Funny, though, you're more active than Joe now! :D

  • RG12/04/2009 at 13:05

    Just seen the BATRacer results.

    Everything seems back to normal now. Incidents involving RG - 1

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 13:06

    Happy Birthday Amy ;)

    Hope you had a great day

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 13:06

    No wonder I missed all that - I wasn’t here that weekend. ;) Funny, though, you’re more active than Joe now! :D

    Tp be fair it wasn't just sudden then. I'd say since then it's slowly built up on here especially in 2009 with getting involved with panels and whatnot, plus you know when you're addictd to spc when the first thing you open when starting up your laptop is the desktop doohickey :D

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 13:07

    To be fair it wasn’t just sudden then. I’d say since then it’s slowly built up on here especially in 2009 with getting involved with panels and whatnot, plus you know when you’re addictd to spc when the first thing you open when starting up your laptop is the desktop doohickey :D

    Agreed. :D Hahaha!

    Anyone watching A1GP right now?

  • RG12/04/2009 at 13:07

    Anyone watching A1GP right now?

    I am now...

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 13:08

    I am now…

    Poor Lebanon, P4 on the grid wasted.

  • RG12/04/2009 at 13:09

    Poor Lebanon, P4 on the grid wasted.

    This in the sprint?

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 13:09

    Anyone watching A1GP right now?

    I need to find a stream, it's only on Pay TV here. I watched it lots in NZ when it was free but since I've moved I've lost touch. But I'd like to see how Tonio does.

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 13:09

    Poor Lebanon, P4 on the grid wasted.

    I can't get it, what's happening? And how is Australia going?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 13:10

    I can’t get it, what’s happening? And how is Australia going?

    They sneaked past USA - Martin caught out Andretti who just came from a failed attempt to overtake.

  • Littlepurplegoth12/04/2009 at 13:10

    Ah...

    A daily post... so does this mean that orange juice and unnamed energy drink have been consumed? Or was there chocolate left for the purposes of revival?

    As for 'daily' news wrt F1 - any half way decent agency has a 'excepting Easter Sunday and Christmas Day' clause somewhere in the tiny print :D

    Right - off to stir raw chocolate and wonder why its not worked properly :-( and then hose down the teen who is returning from her muddy shooting based scout camp....

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 13:11

    I need to find a stream, it’s only on Pay TV here. I watched it lots in NZ when it was free but since I’ve moved I’ve lost touch. But I’d like to see how Tonio does.

    Try the A1GP website.

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 13:13

    Try the A1GP website.

    I should probably get pay tv installed, I work for the company and can get it for free! I'm worried I'll get hooked and not want to give it up when I get a new job so I'm avoiding tempation.

  • Jeremy12/04/2009 at 13:15

    Happy Birthday Amy!

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 13:17

    Happy Birthday Amy!

    Indeed, Happy Birthday Amy!

    You're the 3rd person that I'll be saying that to today - spooky

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 13:18

    Indeed, Happy Birthday Amy!

    It's a good day! Senna was on pole in Jerez the day I was born ;)

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2009 at 13:19

    Happy birthday, Amy :)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 13:21

    I should probably get pay tv installed, I work for the company and can get it for free! I’m worried I’ll get hooked and not want to give it up when I get a new job so I’m avoiding tempation.

    Haha! Don't be harsh on yourself. Get a box. :D Part of the perks. ;)

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 13:28

    Happy Birthday Amy!!

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 13:34

    Hi again everyone, are we all having a nice lazy Sunday?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 13:36

    Hi again everyone, are we all having a nice lazy Sunday?

    You can say that - watching A1GP. :)

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 13:36

    Hi again everyone, are we all having a nice lazy Sunday?

    There's only 24 mins left in my Sunday!

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 13:37

    I've burnt a CD on itunes, but it now refuses to eject, any ideas?

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 13:38

    I’ve burnt a CD on itunes, but it now refuses to eject, any ideas?

    Sometimes my CD drive refuses to eject too. I have to restart my computer to fix it.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 13:39

    I’ve burnt a CD on itunes, but it now refuses to eject, any ideas?

    Eh? Reboot, then while the PC is booting up, eject the CD.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 13:43

    Eh? Reboot, then while the PC is booting up, eject the CD.

    Good idea, seems to have worked :)

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 13:45

    Good idea, seems to have worked :)

    Yay!

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 13:45

    Hi again everyone, are we all having a nice lazy Sunday?

    afternoon

    having a lazy sunday indeed with too much choccy and a good game of football on the tele.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 13:48

    having a lazy sunday indeed with too much choccy and a good game of football on the tele.

    I've not actually had any chocolate today. I have made a lot of banana milkshake though, and I've got some Ben & Jerrys in the freezer for later :D

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 13:48

    I’ve not actually had any chocolate today. I have made a lot of banana milkshake though, and I’ve got some Ben & Jerrys in the freezer for later :D

    Oooh.. sounds yummy

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 13:49

    Goodnight guys, my alarm is going off at 6:50 in the morning so I am going to try to get some sleep before than. Have a good one.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 13:49

    Goodnight guys, my alarm is going off at 6:50 in the morning so I am going to try to get some sleep before than. Have a good one.

    night :)

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 13:50

    Oooh.. sounds yummy

    Sure is, as was the French bread pizza I made!

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 13:51

    Goodnight guys, my alarm is going off at 6:50 in the morning so I am going to try to get some sleep before than. Have a good one.

    GoodNight

  • Christine12/04/2009 at 13:51

    I find it odd that when boating, one has to stick to the right hand side, and pass that side too. Completely at odds with the roads. Having said that, crashing is less dangerous because we're going so much slower. As i Ihave found out a couple of times already.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 13:52

    I find it odd that when boating, one has to stick to the right hand side, and pass that side too. Completely at odds with the roads. Having said that, crashing is less dangerous because we’re going so much slower. As i Ihave found out a couple of times already.

    Are you the one in control of said boat?

  • RG12/04/2009 at 13:53

    See ya Sean

    As i Ihave found out a couple of times already.

    How many times your crashed? Are you the Piquet of the canals?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 13:53

    Are you the one in control of said boat?

    If she is, what is she doing live commenting? :D

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 13:54

    How many times your crashed? Are you the Piquet of the canals?

    She's still going, so she's definitely the Heikki of the canals.

  • Christine12/04/2009 at 13:54

    How many times your crashed? Are you the Piquet of the canals?

    Well, I'm alright going round easy corners but it's navigating through currents, locks and past other boats that I struggle on. Maybe that makes me DC?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 13:54

    Mexico is the final round?? What?? Did I hear that right?

    What happened to Brands Hatch?

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 13:55

    She’s still going, so she’s definitely the Heikki of the canals.

    That should be definitely not the Kovi

  • RG12/04/2009 at 13:55

    She’s still going, so she’s definitely the Heikki of the canals.

    No, no, she'd be gone by the first corner

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 13:55

    Well, I’m alright going round easy corners but it’s navigating through currents, locks and past other boats that I struggle on. Maybe that makes me DC?

    Rubens would be proud

  • lou12/04/2009 at 13:55

    Well, I’m alright going round easy corners but it’s navigating through currents, locks and past other boats that I struggle on. Maybe that makes me DC?

    hehe :) i was just about to suggest that ;) is the weather better today?

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 13:59

    That should be definitely not the Kovi

    'the Kovi'? What's wrong with me today?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 14:01

    What happened to Brands Hatch?

    Oops - that's BEFORE Mexico. Hehe. :D

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 14:04

    Doornbos does a Kimi - and sees his extinguisher go off - on the formation lap. :O

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 14:05

    wow the A1 website is really good.

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 14:05

    Talking of Kovi did you heard that last year he claimed he put too much pressure on himself so this year he decided to be more relaxed?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 14:07

    Talking of Kovi did you heard that last year he claimed he put too much pressure on himself so this year he decided to be more relaxed?

    Neither approach is working, don't you think? :-/

  • Christine12/04/2009 at 14:08

    The weather is better. No rain and warmer. Still seen no sign of the sun though. I'm not sure it's still up there, actually.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 14:08

    Talking of Kovi did you heard that last year he claimed he put too much pressure on himself so this year he decided to be more relaxed?

    so his relaxed approach is to do a lap.. and then chill out and watch the race? ;)

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 14:09

    so his relaxed approach is to do a lap.. and then chill out and watch the race? ;)

    he's saving his engines ;)

  • RG12/04/2009 at 14:09

    The weather is better. No rain and warmer. Still seen no sign of the sun though. I’m not sure it’s still up there, actually.

    Not wanting to be smug, but we have had blue skies all day and its probably the hottest day of the year

  • lou12/04/2009 at 14:09

    he’s saving his engines ;)

    ahhh so that's his tactic ;) lots of engines, no points :)

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 14:10

    Talking of Kovi did you heard that last year he claimed he put too much pressure on himself so this year he decided to be more relaxed?

    I dont think the pressure bit if his problem in f1, I think the f1 bit of f1 is where he's going wrong :D

  • lou12/04/2009 at 14:10

    The weather is better. No rain and warmer. Still seen no sign of the sun though. I’m not sure it’s still up there, actually.

    ahh like here then, although we did have the sun earlier...

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 14:10

    ahhh so that’s his tactic ;) lots of engines, no points :)

    when everyone else is on engine 9 and taking their grid penalty and he's still on engine 1 he can talk about how much money he's saved the team, and how he finally gets to be on pole. ;)

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 14:11

    he’s saving his engines ;)

    OK so Macca are not so stupid after all!

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 14:11

    so his relaxed approach is to do a lap.. and then chill out and watch the race? ;)

    Seems like it shame. Hope he has better luck this coming weekend.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 14:11

    when everyone else is on engine 9 and taking their grid penalty and he’s still on engine 1 he can talk about how much money he’s saved the team, and how he finally gets to be on pole. ;)

    :D haha

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 14:12

    Seems like it shame. Hope he has better luck this coming weekend.

    I need the opportunity at least once this season to say "I told you so" because I only got it once last year!

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 14:12

    when everyone else is on engine 9 and taking their grid penalty and he’s still on engine 1 he can talk about how much money he’s saved the team, and how he finally gets to be on pole. ;)

    genius!

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 14:13

    I need the opportunity at least once this season to say “I told you so” because I only got it once last year!

    I am hoping Timo get s a victory this season. As for Kovy the car is not exactly helping to score lots of victories.

  • Alenyaa12/04/2009 at 14:15

    I know it's a bit late, but I only just got here so: a belated happy birthday to Amy!

    Regarding BATracer, Sean (or was it Jon?), if you read this you may want to lower your experimentation if you say you keep crashing. There are times it makes you crash at 60 experimentation or less though, which... sucks, basically.

    I tried the A1GP website but I can't seem to access it. Any streams?

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 14:15

    I am hoping Timo get s a victory this season.

    Me too. He's definitely a favourite of mine, plus he replaced Ralf which has got to be a tick in his box.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 14:16

    Me too. He’s definitely a favourite of mine, plus he replaced Ralf which has got to be a tick in his box.

    There are quite a few Timo fans arund here I think. Really hope he gets a win this year.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 14:17

    There are quite a few Timo fans arund here I think. Really hope he gets a win this year.

    He's won me over sooo much, he seems a nice guy and the more he's been in F1 the more he's got out of that car. Dare I say it's making me like toyota with Trulli there as well!

  • RG12/04/2009 at 14:17

    There are quite a few Timo fans arund here I think. Really hope he gets a win this year.

    At the start of last season I predicted him to be the 100th GP winner, I was actually scarily close. If it wasn't for that blasted Kovalainen

  • lou12/04/2009 at 14:18

    I am hoping Timo get s a victory this season.

    i think he will, the car seems pretty good, and he's been performing really well :)

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 14:18

    He’s won me over sooo much, he seems a nice guy and the more he’s been in F1 the more he’s got out of that car. Dare I say it’s making me like toyota with Trulli there as well!

    I know, I never paid a lot of attention to Toyota but both their drivers are such nice guys I want them to win and stick around.

    The people I was watching the race with in Melbourne looked at me like I had 3 heads when I said I run by the theory of "he's a nice guy, so deserves to win"

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 14:19

    There are quite a few Timo fans arund here I think. Really hope he gets a win this year.

    He seems quite modest in interviews - I said elsewhere he almost has the consistency of Heidfeld but a much greater hunger for success. His pass on Alonso at Melbourne impressed the Ant.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 14:20

    I know, I never paid a lot of attention to Toyota but both their drivers are such nice guys I want them to win and stick around.

    The people I was watching the race with in Melbourne looked at me like I had 3 heads when I said I run by the theory of “he’s a nice guy, so deserves to win”

    Thats another reason why I want Glock and Jarno to do well, we don't need teams leaving F1 and even if it is toyota I'd much happier them stick around with a convincing season to prove they should stick around, which they seem to be having :)

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 14:21

    I know, I never paid a lot of attention to Toyota but both their drivers are such nice guys I want them to win and stick around.

    The people I was watching the race with in Melbourne looked at me like I had 3 heads when I said I run by the theory of “he’s a nice guy, so deserves to win”

    There is a tendency to under-rate both. When Jarno was with Alonso he was as good (at got the Monaco victory) just spars flew with Flav. He also seems as nice a guy but I have seen more interviews (German) of Timo.

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 14:23

    Thats another reason why I want Glock and Jarno to do well, we don’t need teams leaving F1 and even if it is toyota I’d much happier them stick around with a convincing season to prove they should stick around, which they seem to be having :)

    This year it would be good if teams like Toyota, Red Bull, Williams etc get victories. This will help them with sponsorship or funding security.

  • RG12/04/2009 at 14:24

    Thats another reason why I want Glock and Jarno to do well, we don’t need teams leaving F1 and even if it is toyota I’d much happier them stick around with a convincing season to prove they should stick around, which they seem to be having :)

    Toyota, oddly enough, I like as a team. I never know why, but I like Jarno and as you know, I like Timo. I think they are two talented drivers, Jarno might not have many years left, but Timo is still a young guy, he could become a bloomin world-class driver.

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 14:27

    he could become a bloomin world-class driver.

    and he's easy on the eye

    who said that? *innocent whistle*

  • RG12/04/2009 at 14:27

    who said that? *innocent whistle*

    Get off.

  • me12/04/2009 at 14:28

    who said that? *innocent whistle*

    Get off.

    :D

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 14:29

    One of the positives of the Brawn GP is that they gave hope to other teams that there is a chance to get victory this year. Personally the slump in Macca's performance and that Ferrari management seems to be exploring even lower levels of incompetency could be benefit to the sport as a whole. Listen to a Force India podcast - they too were excited that Brawn is winner. Generous but it provides some belief.

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 14:30

    and he’s easy on the eye

    RG and I fought over him when there was the looks competition but he still only got 4 votes.

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 14:30

    hmm the retirement of Bamber (again) makes me think it's time for bed. Night all!

  • me12/04/2009 at 14:31

    see ya amy.

  • RG12/04/2009 at 14:32

    RG and I fought over him when there was the looks competition but he still only got 4 votes.

    I'm still watching you...

    Have a good sleep Amy

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 14:32

    hmm the retirement of Bamber (again) makes me think it’s time for bed. Night all!

    Poor Zaugg. Got taken out - again.

    G'nyt Amy.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 14:32

    hmm the retirement of Bamber (again) makes me think it’s time for bed. Night all!

    night :)

  • lou12/04/2009 at 14:32

    hmm the retirement of Bamber (again) makes me think it’s time for bed. Night all!

    Night Amy :)

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 14:35

    Poor Zaugg. Got taken out - again.

    I cannot watch A1GP but Zaugg always seems to have bad luck. There are not many South African racers to get excited about!

  • Christine12/04/2009 at 14:36

    i am now on mudbank watch to make sure we dont get stuck around the sharp corners.

  • RG12/04/2009 at 14:37

    i am now on mudbank watch to make sure we dont get stuck around the sharp corners.

    Your not watching very hard then

  • Christine12/04/2009 at 14:40

    i am trusted with a big pole and everything

  • Christine12/04/2009 at 14:43

    boo. mudbank watch is over. i only required the big pole once.

  • Christine12/04/2009 at 14:44

    there's a boat behind us and the driver, um pilot? or maybe steerer? anyway, they have a sailor suit on. it's weird.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 14:45

    there’s a boat behind us and the driver, um pilot? or maybe steerer? anyway, they have a sailor suit on. it’s weird.

    Haha! Any pictures? :)

  • RG12/04/2009 at 14:45

    there’s a boat behind us and the driver, um pilot? or maybe steerer? anyway, they have a sailor suit on. it’s weird.

    You mean captain.

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 14:45

    i am trusted with a big pole and everything

    Pardon? 8O

  • Christine12/04/2009 at 14:45

    Haha! Any pictures? :)

    they are a bit far away at the moment, but i will try at the next stop.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 14:46

    there’s a boat behind us and the driver, um pilot? or maybe steerer? anyway, they have a sailor suit on. it’s weird.

    Happy easter!

  • Christine12/04/2009 at 14:48

    It's very difficult to live comment narrowboating because... um... nothing is happening. Boo.

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 15:00

    It’s very difficult to live comment narrowboating because… um… nothing is happening. Boo.

    Still doing more than me. I'm watching Groundhog Day...

  • RG12/04/2009 at 15:01

    Still doing more than me. I’m watching Groundhog Day…

    Again?

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 15:02

    Again?

    Yup

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 15:02

    Still doing more than me. I’m watching Groundhog Day…

    I'm playing Grid online if anyone is interested?

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 15:02

    I’m playing Grid online if anyone is interested?

    Argh, the day I lend out GRID!

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 15:03

    Argh, the day I lend out GRID!

    gutted

  • Aitch12/04/2009 at 15:03

    What's going on here 'me' using uppercase letters and Mrs. C not using them. I better go check for four strange looking guys on horseback :)

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 15:06

    What's your gamertag chris?

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 15:07

    TnM Chris

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 15:08

    Will add you in a sec, will probably be getting GRID back later tonight or tomorrow

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 15:11

    Hmmm.. bored with groundhog day now...

    Going to stick on the Bluray of From Dusk Till Dawn

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 15:11

    Will add you in a sec, will probably be getting GRID back later tonight or tomorrow

    cool beans. We will have to start the lap time challenge soon, I'll have to make a page on the wiki

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 15:19

    Will add you in a sec, will probably be getting GRID back later tonight or tomorrow

    Just accepted.

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 15:23

    Theres a lotta Toyota love today!

    Iv always liked them really, they're the perennial underachievers, though not really underdogs due to their massive budget.

    And as far as corporate behemoths go, Id say they're one of the nicer ones (decision based purely on company font;) )

  • RG12/04/2009 at 15:27

    Iv always liked them really, they’re the perennial underachievers, though not really underdogs due to their massive budget.

    I've worked out why I like them. They are Tottenham Hotspur, have a massive, massive, massive budget. But then do absolutly nothing with it apart from one year where they challenge for a high up spot (this one btw)

  • Joe12/04/2009 at 15:29

    Ooh, who's playing Grid online now?:P

  • Joe12/04/2009 at 15:30

    And you're talking about Toyota? Ugh. *rage*

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 15:32

    Ooh, who’s playing Grid online now?:P

    I'm playing with my brother at the mo.

  • Joe12/04/2009 at 15:34

    I can get online if you'd like. Wouldn't mind some online racing myself.

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 15:35

    Iv always liked them really, they’re the perennial underachievers, though not really underdogs due to their massive budget.

    Sums it up - STR and FIF1 are the true underdogs. Saying Toyota underachieved is only relative - compared to Honda they were not too bad.

    We might think Macca's has a propensity to shoot itself but compared to Honda it was nothing. I do love that Brawn is riding the crest of the wave but their original owners must wonder.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 15:40

    We might think Macca’s has a propensity to shoot itself but compared to Honda it was nothing. I do love that Brawn is riding the crest of the wave but their original owners must wonder.

    You've still got to consider if Honda's engine for 2009 would've been as good as the Mercedes is for Brawn. The car obviously is well designed no doubt as they've spent over a year preparing it but I wonder myself how different it would've been with a Honda engine.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 15:41

    I can get online if you’d like. Wouldn’t mind some online racing myself.

    Was just about to turn it off I'm afraid!

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 15:41

    You’ve still got to consider if Honda’s engine for 2009 would’ve been as good as the Mercedes is for Brawn. The car obviously is well designed no doubt as they’ve spent over a year preparing it but I wonder myself how different it would’ve been with a Honda engine.

    Brawn chaps have said that the Honda was down around 70bhp and was much less drivable than the Merc lump.

    Considering Honda at one point raced with a 1000bhp V10, I'm frankly amazed that their V8 was that bad.

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 15:42

    Had a look at Fantasy Racers Driver values - Alonso only 7 million and Kubica 7.5 million - they have to be bargains - it is rare for BMW to retire and Alonso with the KERS and a good strategy should score points. Kovy still overpriced at 8.5 million. Felipe Baby is the driver that has lost the most value followed by Ice cream man. Jenson now cost 2.3 million more than Lewis the next most expensive driver.

  • Joe12/04/2009 at 15:44

    Ah, alright. By the way Chris, you should do the page for the Laptime Challenge when you get a chance. You can decide about the rules and all that jazz.

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 15:48

    Brawn chaps have said that the Honda was down around 70bhp and was much less drivable than the Merc lump.

    The Honda was under-powered, but more especially its power delivery was peaky which made driving it difficult. Ducati has shown that torque power curve is also important when racing. Although last year their MotoGP was near un-rideable unless you were Casey Stoner.

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 15:51

    Considering Honda at one point raced with a 1000bhp V10, I’m frankly amazed that their V8 was that bad.

    Amazing considering the company boasts the best knowledge of the Internal Combustion engine (petrol) and produce more than any other company. It has one of the largest R&D budgets.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 15:53

    Ah, alright. By the way Chris, you should do the page for the Laptime Challenge when you get a chance. You can decide about the rules and all that jazz.

    Will do. I'll make up a set of rules but obviously they will be open to suggestions.

  • Joe12/04/2009 at 16:00

    Sweet. Let us know when you've got it done. Also, have a look at Batracer when you can.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 16:25

    Anyone love the fact that they announced Schuey wont be at the next 2 GP's??? They've never announced when he will or won't be attending, i wonder why they might have started....hmmm :P

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 16:28

    Anyone love the fact that they announced Schuey wont be at the next 2 GP’s??? ….hmmm :P

    Where'd you read that, looks like they are trying to alleviate some of the media pressure

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 16:29

    Where’d you read that, looks like they are trying to alleviate some of the media pressure

    http://www.f1technical.net/news/12107

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 16:31

    Ta

    Just looking at the Moto GP changes for this year

    Tyres seem to be a popular method of controlling strategies eveywhere, it seems

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 16:34

    I've just started the GRID Laptime Challenge on the wiki. Anyone with the game, get involved!

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 16:37

    I’ve just started the GRID Laptime Challenge on the wiki. Anyone with the game, get involved!

    Friend is on his way round with GRID so will give it a shot soon :D

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 16:38

    He was banned by the Ferrari team as he brings bad luck or judgement depending on opinion!

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 16:39

    Friend is on his way round with GRID so will give it a shot soon :D

    Coolio. I've made up a set of rules but they are more than open for changes. I've set a challenge for this week but we can all take it in turns.

  • Joe12/04/2009 at 16:40

    I'm bad with F3, so this should be interesting :P

    What I'm most looking foward to is where the F1000 will be, if it's used. Same goes for the Detroit, Spa and Milan tracks.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 16:41

    What I’m most looking foward to is where the F1000 will be, if it’s used. Same goes for the Detroit, Spa and Milan tracks.

    You can choose next week then if you like.

  • Joe12/04/2009 at 16:43

    You can decide the rotation basis for who chooses when.

    I assume that we get to have each car type (Touring car, F3, F1000 etc) just once? And any limits on how many times a track may be used?

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 16:44

    I assume that we get to have each car type (Touring car, F3, F1000 etc) just once? And any limits on how many times a track may be used?

    Keep it pretty open I think. As long as tracks or cars don't get repeated too often.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 16:45

    I’m bad with F3, so this should be interesting :P

    I loved F3 on previous Race Driver games, and it looks like my laptop might be able to cope with GRID if i turn down the graphics. So i just need some money and a controller :D

  • Joe12/04/2009 at 16:46

    Question about media storage, I notice drop.ie has a limit of 100MB per files. Is there other sites which have a higher (or even better) no limit on a file?

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 16:47

    Thought drop.io was 2gb per file?

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 16:47

    Question about media storage, I notice drop.ie has a limit of 100MB per files. Is there other sites which have a higher (or even better) no limit on a file?

    What kind of files are you posting!?! lol

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 16:48

    I loved F3 on previous Race Driver games, and it looks like my laptop might be able to cope with GRID if i turn down the graphics. So i just need some money and a controller :D

    You can pick up wired Xbox 360 controllers for about £20, they work a treat. You just have to download a bit of software from the Microsoft website.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 16:49

    I loved F3 on previous Race Driver games, and it looks like my laptop might be able to cope with GRID if i turn down the graphics. So i just need some money and a controller :D

    Also if ypu have a wireless 360 controller you can get an official wireless receiver thats about £10 to play it with PC games, works a treat for me :)

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 16:50

    Question about media storage, I notice drop.ie has a limit of 100MB per files. Is there other sites which have a higher (or even better) no limit on a file?

    100 mb is the total of free storage

    If you are still looking for free and is for exchanging rather than long term storage, try Rapidshare or Megaupload

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 16:50

    You can pick up wired Xbox 360 controllers for about £20, they work a treat. You just have to download a bit of software from the Microsoft website.

    And i've found GRID for £16 :D awesome

  • Joe12/04/2009 at 16:51

    Also, I'm looking for long-term storage.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 16:52

    Also, I’m looking for long-term storage.

    RS is about £12 a quarter

    Maybe be a little higher now the Euro exchange rate isn't so good

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 16:54

    Also, I’m looking for long-term storage.

    Though a USB powered portable hard drive will be around £50 for 320gb or so

  • Joe12/04/2009 at 16:56

    http://www.tipandtrick.net/2008/mybloop-free-unlimited-file-storage-space-with-no-limit-on-bandwidth-and-files-count/

    That seems handy, even with the 1GB per file limit. I'll try it.

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 17:04

    ADrive offers each user 50GB of online storage and backup for free in Basic Storage Plan. Each upload file is limited to maximum file size of 2GB - I use it as a backup and for sharing large files.

    http://www.tipandtrick.net/2008/adrive-offers-free-50gb-online-storage-and-backup-space/

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 17:04

    That seems handy, even with the 1GB per file limit. I’ll try it.

    Have a bit of a read first, seems a bit too good to be true

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MyBloop

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 17:04

    I'll be first to throw my lap into the hat on GRID; 1:26.27

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/dsc00577-jpg

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 17:05

    I’ll be first to throw my lap into the hat on GRID; 1:26.27

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/dsc00577-jpg

    Right, I'm going to have a bash at it now.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 17:06

    That seems handy, even with the 1GB per file limit. I’ll try it.

    Also, free online storage sites come and go with little notice. Don't go storing anything you really don't want to loose or can't replace

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 17:11

    Have a bit of a read first, seems a bit too good to be true

    It is as it is available only to users in United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Romania, Australia, New Zealand.

  • RG12/04/2009 at 17:13

    It's starting to rain in the MotoGP 125cc, and since its also a night race, red flag. And someone managed to spin off even after that.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 17:13

    It’s starting to rain in the MotoGP 125cc, and since its also a night race, red flag. And someone managed to spin off even after that.

    Bernie, take note.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 17:15

    It is as it is available only to users in United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Romania, Australia, New Zealand.

    Romania is the odd one out there, wonder if that's where it's servers are?

  • RG12/04/2009 at 17:16

    Bernie, take note.

    And imagine it on a street circuit.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 17:17

    It’s starting to rain in the MotoGP 125cc, and since its also a night race, red flag. And someone managed to spin off even after that.

    Gotta love scott reddings little moustache, that young man needs a shave

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 17:21

    Romania is the odd one out there, wonder if that’s where it’s servers are?

    It is based on the internet architecture of the country. Romania has spent billions on its internet availability so it is one of the best connected countries in the world. I am surprised Brazil is not included.

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 17:22

    Romania is the odd one out there, wonder if that’s where it’s servers are?

    Servers are based in the USA and usage restricted by USA laws. Music therefore can be streamed but not shared.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 17:22

    Right, I’m going to have a bash at it now.

    Wow, I'm well out of practice. Barely managing a 1.29 at the moment!

  • Joe12/04/2009 at 17:24

    Yeah, it was only after I tried to create an account that I found out about the country restrictions. I created a new email for it too, oh well. [email protected] is a cool email :P

    Thanks a lot Rich, just made an account on ADrive now :D

    Gonna do some times on Grid now, woo. This will be a great contest. Thanks for starting it, Chris :D

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 17:24

    Servers are based in the USA and usage restricted by USA laws. Music therefore can be streamed but not shared.

    Depends on your budget but I prefer Rapidshare personally

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 17:25

    Wow, I’m well out of practice. Barely managing a 1.29 at the moment!

    Just pushed it up a bit to 1:26:13 :P

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/dsc00579-jpg

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 17:26

    Just pushed it up a bit to 1:26:13 :P

    Dang. I'm steadily improving though....

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 17:27

    I can't believe how fast the world record is on this track 1:19?!

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 17:28

    Depends on your budget but I prefer Rapidshare personally

    Yes Rapidshare is something of rogue service as it puts little user restrictions, consequently service providers may restrict access to it ( I cannot access it or Magaupload)

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 17:29

    I can’t believe how fast the world record is on this track 1:19?!

    Can you change the setup of the cars like you can on Race Driver 3?

    I'm sure the world record was done by some people who have too much time on their hands :D

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 17:29

    I can’t believe how fast the world record is on this track 1:19?!

    I know, insane. I was just on an awesome lap and went straight through the tires on the last, chicane, gutted.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 17:29

    Very good piece at F1 Fanatic. Australia & Malaysia Technical Review

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 17:30

    Yes Rapidshare is something of rogue service as it puts little user restrictions, consequently service providers may restrict access to it ( I cannot access it or Magaupload)

    And because of it's popularity, users tend to download quite a few kajillion gigglybits per month

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 17:31

    And because of it’s popularity, users tend to download quite a few kajillion gigglybits per month

    And it doesn't ask questions about what is being uploaded/downloaded hence its popularity.

  • RG12/04/2009 at 17:32

    What is it with half points? I never see one for 14 years then 2 come in a week.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 17:33

    And it doesn’t ask questions about what is being uploaded/downloaded hence its popularity.

    Whatever site you pluck for, if you're storing races you might want to make the filename a bit more cryptic

    I think the copyright owners sweep the search engines for their material

    [Even RS have to pull stuff on request!]

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 17:34

    What is it with half points? I never see one for 14 years then 2 come in a week.

    Rain in Qatar? I hope it clears up for the big one later

  • Joe12/04/2009 at 17:36

    Just done 5 laps and the best I can manage is a 1:30.32. I will never get near a 1:26. How on earth do you manage it?! It understeers quite a bit. You think they would have even a little bit of car set-up option in Grid :(

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 17:37

    Just done 5 laps and the best I can manage is a 1:30.32. I will never get near a 1:26. How on earth do you manage it?! It understeers quite a bit. You think they would have even a little bit of car set-up option in Grid :(

    Do they not have any setup option?? All the previous Race Drivers did :(

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 17:38

    Just done 5 laps and the best I can manage is a 1:30.32. I will never get near a 1:26. How on earth do you manage it?! It understeers quite a bit. You think they would have even a little bit of car set-up option in Grid :(

    You've seen what I'm like online :P

    Although I must say my lap I can't get close to now except once every few laps, it's usually 27s for me. My 1:26.13 pretty much caught the apexes and got on the speed coming out of the corners at the right time, i wouldn't say spot on but it was just the right time to get plenty of speed coming out of the corner without worrying about oversteer. The final 2 corners are massive factros too, get them right if you want a good lap time or so I find.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 17:39

    Do they not have any setup option?? All the previous Race Drivers did :(

    THis one is a really strong mix of arcade and simulation whereas previous games were very sim heavy, so I'm guessing the car setup options was taken out in thought of the mroe casual racing fan.

  • RG12/04/2009 at 17:39

    Just done 5 laps and the best I can manage is a 1:30.32. I will never get near a 1:26. How on earth do you manage it?! It understeers quite a bit. You think they would have even a little bit of car set-up option in Grid :(

    Man, wish Grid would work on my laptop cos it would be great to compete

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 17:40

    THis one is a really strong mix of arcade and simulation whereas previous games were very sim heavy, so I’m guessing the car setup options was taken out in thought of the mroe casual racing fan.

    Nail on the head. Grid is there for the same audience as DiRT as apposed to the Colin McRae Rally series.

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 17:41

    I think the copyright owners sweep the search engines for their material

    [Even RS have to pull stuff on request!]

    Sure RS responds if their is a request to in the case of copyright material!

    The lesson is that copyright material, no matter which service provider is used, can be deleted without user having much control.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 17:41

    Nail on the head. Grid is there for the same audience as DiRT as apposed to the Colin McRae Rally series.

    Have you seen the trailer for the new DIRT? It makes me want to be sick, totally opposed to what McRae did with the games.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 17:42

    Have you seen the trailer for the new DIRT? It makes me want to be sick, totally opposed to what McRae did with the games.

    Yeah, it looks awesome. The engine they've built for these games is stunning.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 17:42

    I'm impressed with these Moto GP commentators....great Scolari-ing :D

  • RG12/04/2009 at 17:43

    Have you seen the trailer for the new DIRT? It makes me want to be sick, totally opposed to what McRae did with the games.

    Plus its coming on PSP so I'm looking forward to that

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 17:43

    Yeah, it looks awesome. The engine they’ve built for these games is stunning.

    I'm not faulting the engine at all, Codemasters do an amazing job, but the trailer they put out for it, where you seem to be some kind of rallying ockstar... well, I'm not won over by that.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 17:43

    *rockstar

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 17:46

    Have you seen the Planet F1 where Rory Byrne believes that the 'diffuser three' have broken away from 15 years of F1 protocol. Sure he is a FERRARI consultant but still I hope his arguments hold no water.

    According to article 3.12.5 of F1's technical regulations, "fully enclosed holes are permitted in the surfaces lying on the reference and step planes provided no part of the car is visible through them when viewed from directly below." It is the belief of many teams on the grid that this is where the three teams break the rules in that parts of the car are visible form below.

    The 'diffuser three' contend that the 'holes' are in fact not holes but rather gaps between the step and reference planes of the car, and are therefore exempt from the regulations.

    Byrne is skeptical of such suggestions, insisting that the teams have broken from what has for many years been considered correct.

    So the argument is whether a slit is a hole or not!

    source: http://www.planetf1.com/story/0,18954,3213_5178697,00.html

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 17:46

    I’m not faulting the engine at all, Codemasters do an amazing job, but the trailer they put out for it, where you seem to be some kind of rallying ockstar… well, I’m not won over by that.

    Yeah, they've got that idiot american rally guy in it. Hopefully he won't feature too heavily.

  • Joe12/04/2009 at 17:47

    Really, I cannot handle the F3 cars well at all. If I get under a 1:30 then I'll be pleased,

    Chris and Luke, XBL sometime?

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 17:49

    Chris and Luke, XBL sometime?

    Sure, me and Luke are both on at the moment if you both fancy a game? Do I have your Gamertag?

  • Joe12/04/2009 at 17:51

    oohh, I'll get online.

    GT is Joe the 147.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 17:51

    Just managed a 1:27.08 btw.

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/img-0010-jpg

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 17:56

    Rain in Qatar? I hope it clears up for the big one later

    Hi all

    I wasn't expecting rain in Qatar.

    Moto GP clearly have a bit more commercial sense than Bernie. They have streaming video on their website. I decided to sign up for it as you have to register to access it. Once you register they tell you that you have to pay to see the video stream. I have no intention of doing that but you have to wonder how the business genius himself could not have come up with that idea.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 17:56

    GT is Joe the 147.

    Just added you.

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 18:04

    Moto GP seems to be as much of a shambles as F1 was when it rains.

  • me12/04/2009 at 18:05

    Moto GP seems to be as much of a shambles as F1 was when it rains.

    and we laugh at nascar for refusing to run?

  • RG12/04/2009 at 18:06

    and we laugh at nascar for refusing to run?

    Thats just pathetic and boring. Moto GP is still better than F1 though

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 18:07

    and we laugh at nascar for refusing to run?

    At least motogp and F1 have a go at it in the wet - Nascar refuse to even think about it.

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 18:07

    Nice advertising for BMW at the moment..

    Shame the car is hideous.

  • me12/04/2009 at 18:07

    At least motogp and F1 have a go at it in the wet - Nascar refuse to even think about it.

    no-one calls it a shambles though? everyone knows where they stand beforehand.

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 18:08

    no-one calls it a shambles though? everyone knows where they stand beforehand.

    Naffcar on more than one occasion have run races on a monday or tuesday due to rain.

  • RG12/04/2009 at 18:09

    Naffcar on more than one occasion have run races on a monday or tuesday due to rain.

    In front of how many fans?

  • me12/04/2009 at 18:10

    Naffcar on more than one occasion have run races on a monday or tuesday due to rain.

    agreed. but people are aware that it's a possibility going in to the weekend. people don't turn up, watch half a race and call it a shambles. which appears to be what's happened to f1 and mpg.

  • RG12/04/2009 at 18:11

    agreed. but people are aware that it’s a possibility going in to the weekend. people don’t turn up, watch half a race and call it a shambles. which appears to be what’s happened to f1 and mpg.

    Does it give the image of NASCAR any good when tons of fans turn up and watch no race at all, then the race is run the next day in front of almost noone

  • me12/04/2009 at 18:12

    In front of how many fans?

    don't know? my argument is only that people are slamming f1 and motogp for bad organisation after trying to run in the rain, but the same people criticise nascar for not running in the rain.

    kind of expensive to stick a roof on every racetrack in the world.

  • me12/04/2009 at 18:12

    Does it give the image of NASCAR any good when tons of fans turn up and watch no race at all, then the race is run the next day in front of almost noone

    do the fans not have tickets to come back the next day? i've no idea, just asking.

  • RG12/04/2009 at 18:13

    do the fans not have tickets to come back the next day? i’ve no idea, just asking.

    No idea, but giving the next day would be a Monday, so a lot of people would be at work/school

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 18:15

    I can just see them trying that at Monaco or Australia or any other street circuit and being loved.

    Closing the street for a weekday.

    Monaco is open first thing monday mornign after the race - iirc it's open on the practice and qualifying days after the events.

  • me12/04/2009 at 18:16

    I can just see them trying that at Monaco or Australia or any other street circuit and being loved.

    wouldn't it extend the tourist trade for an extra day? more money = more happiness. they'd be fine about it i'm sure.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 18:18

    It would be nice to start the week with an F1 race though once in a while. Imagine getting up on a Monday morning and instead of the usual Monday morning moans you would have a race to look forward to.

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 18:19

    wouldn’t it extend the tourist trade for an extra day? more money = more happiness. they’d be fine about it i’m sure.

    Chaos caused by closing all the city streets on a normal work day - the noise

    Plus a lot of people fly home on the sunday night or the monday - so less spectators.

    It'd be just like a Wimbledon peoples sunday or monday

  • RG12/04/2009 at 18:19

    It would be nice to start the week with an F1 race though once in a while. Imagine getting up on a Monday morning and instead of the usual Monday morning moans you would have a race to look forward to.

    Unless you have work/school that day so you have to miss it.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 18:28

    kind of expensive to stick a roof on every racetrack in the world.

    kinda painful for people's ears too...

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 18:28

    Unless you have work/school that day so you have to miss it.

    You only have to miss two hours of it to go to 'the dentist'

  • RG12/04/2009 at 18:29

    You only have to miss two hours of it to go to ‘the dentist’

    Oh yeah, forgot about that 'dentist appointment'

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 18:29

    You only have to miss two hours of it to go to ‘the dentist’

    If you're local

  • me12/04/2009 at 18:30

    kinda painful for people’s ears too…

    it could be a really high roof? :)

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 18:31

    If the double and triple decker diffusers get banned I wondered who would gain?

    Drivers Championship

    1. Alonso 11.5pts

    2. Heidfeld 9pts

    3. Buemi 8pts

    3. Bourdais 8pts

    5. Webber 6pts

    6. Sutil 5pts

    7. Hamilton 3pts

    7. Fisichella 3pts

    9. Massa 2.5pts

    10. Piquet 1pts

    10. Vettel 1pts

    12. Raikkonen 0.5pts

    13. Kubica 0pts

    13. Kovalainen 0pts

    14. Button 0pts

    14. Trulli 0pts

    14. Glock 0pts

    14. Barrichello 0pts

    14. Rosberg 0pts

    14. Nakajima 0pts

    Constructors Championship

    1. Toro Rosso 16pts

    2. Renault 12.5pts

    3. BMW Sauber 9pts

    4. Force India 8pts

    5. Red Bull 7pts

    6. Mclaren 3pts

    6. Ferrari 3pts

    8. Toyota 0pts

    8. Brawn 0pts

    8. Williams 0pts

    So STR and Renault really gain. Even Force India would be in fourth position. Why Ferrari are worrying as they still have scored the fewest points of those not excluded.

  • me12/04/2009 at 18:31

    If the double and triple decker diffusers get banned I wondered who would gain?

    would the points not be reallocated then?

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 18:34

    kind of expensive to stick a roof on every racetrack in the world.

    a giant clown tent?

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 18:34

    would the points not be reallocated then?

    That's what I thought I did and STR would be leading the Constructor Championship and Alonso the Drivers.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 18:36

    a giant clown tent?

    Like a giant umbrella

  • RG12/04/2009 at 18:36

    That’s what I thought I did and STR would be leading the Constructor Championship and Alonso the Drivers.

    Its rather an odd looking table. Question, would Buemi have won in Aus?

  • me12/04/2009 at 18:36

    That’s what I thought I did and STR would be leading the Constructor Championship and Alonso the Drivers.

    sorry, my bad. nick would've won a race, but only gotten 5pts. was assuming her should be on 10+.

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 18:36

    would the points not be reallocated then?

    I believe theres still the 75% rule though - if the drivers don't complete 75% of the distance the winner did - no points.

    Could make it stranger.

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 18:36

    Bet that would annoy RBR

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 18:37

    a giant clown tent?

    FIA already use one of them don't they?

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 18:37

    STR leading the WCC that is - forgot to quote :P

  • RG12/04/2009 at 18:37

    I believe theres still the 75% rule though - if the drivers don’t complete 75% of the distance the winner did - no points.

    90% rule is that not

  • me12/04/2009 at 18:37

    Its rather an odd looking table. Question, would Buemi have won in Aus?

    alonso, no?

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 18:38

    90% rule is that not

    Yup all drivers are classified if they complete 90%

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 18:38

    nick would’ve won a race, but only gotten 5pts.

    Would that count as a GP win? Guess the team could claim so.

  • me12/04/2009 at 18:41

    Would that count as a GP win? Guess the team could claim so.

    not a clue. i guess it depends on how the fia choose to call it?

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 18:49

    Bikes on the grid - riders in their romper suits

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 18:50

    Want James Allen back? Here is a link to a petition...

    http://www.gopetition.co.uk/petitions/bring-back-james-allen.html

    Personally I think his blog is way better than his commentary and he should avoid the narrated photo diary !

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 18:50

    Want James Allen back? Here is a link to a petition…

    No thanks...

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 18:51

    163 signatures in 2 weeks. :D

  • RG12/04/2009 at 18:52

    Want James Allen back? Here is a link to a petition…

    I might sign it as a joke

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 18:53

    I might sign it as a joke

    Be careful with such a joke your wish may come true!

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 18:54

    LOL.

    MotoGP

    All have gone for the soft tyre, which had wear issues this morning and only lasted 12 laps.

    The track conditions are worse now than this morning so wear will be heavier, and the race has been shortened to 13 laps. :D

  • RG12/04/2009 at 18:55

    Be careful with such a joke your wish may come true!

    I'll sign it with something, unique

  • me12/04/2009 at 18:55

    I’ll sign it with something, unique

    as james allen, maybe?

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 18:57

    Has anyone heard anything about the drivers using the moveable wings during the race and if it makes any significant difference? Is it now more difficult to change a nose cone?

  • RG12/04/2009 at 18:57

    My god the bikes are falling all over the place

    as james allen, maybe?

    Done and done, with an added comment saying I, I mean he doesn't want to do it

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 18:58

    Want James Allen back? Here is a link to a petition…

    Is there a 'For 5 minutes I did' petition?

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 18:58

    I’ll sign it with something, unique

    as james allen, maybe?

    If guess if everyone signed as James Allen I guess it would end the petition

  • me12/04/2009 at 19:01

    Done and done, with an added comment saying I, I mean he doesn’t want to do it

    :)

  • RG12/04/2009 at 19:02

    I'm amazed how many love James Allen, I thought like everyone thought he was poor

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 19:03

    If you have already forgotten James Allen's commenting this site will remind you...his command of the English language is sure interesting!

    http://www.dotdotdotcomma.com/motorsport/f1/jamesallen/phrasebook/phrasebook.php

  • Chris12/04/2009 at 19:04

    Evening all. My sister just sent me a text asking what team Button played for!

  • lou12/04/2009 at 19:05

    Has anyone heard anything about the drivers using the moveable wings during the race and if it makes any significant difference? Is it now more difficult to change a nose cone?

    One of the Brawn drivers had a problem with it just before the race in Sepang, and they changed the front wing, but i haven't noticed it lengthening the pitstop times or anything..

  • RG12/04/2009 at 19:06

    Evening all. My sister just sent me a text asking what team Button played for!

    He plays for Luton on loan from Spurs. Y'know, might not be referring to F1.

  • Chris12/04/2009 at 19:07

    He plays for Luton on loan from Spurs. Y’know, might not be referring to F1.

    lol. I know nothing about football and she knows it, so it's unlikely she meant that.

  • RG12/04/2009 at 19:08

    Just seen this comment

    'really missing james allen. Is it just me or does mr legard sound too much like stuart hall?'

    ...

    I think Legard sounds more like Allen if I'm honest

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 19:21

    One of the Brawn drivers had a problem with it just before the race in Sepang, and they changed the front wing, but i haven’t noticed it lengthening the pitstop times or anything..

    Thanks Lou - I do now recall the changed nose - I think it was Rubens. Still strangely quiet quiet on this front.

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 19:30

    I think Legard sounds more like Allen if I’m honest

    Not Allen, Alan (Partridge) :)

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 19:45

    It feels strangely quiet for a sunday night :(

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 19:46

    I think Legard sounds more like Allen if I’m honest

    More to the point, don't you think he looks a bit like the demon headmaster?

    Those eyes.......

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 19:47

    It feels strangely quiet for a sunday night :(

    There is sod all happening.

    I also suspect that me is running around sidepod towers and tidying in a panic. ;)

  • Joe12/04/2009 at 19:49

    This looks like fun.

    http://www.dotdotdotcomma.com/motorsport/f1/lookalikes/lookalike_menu.php

    It has the Jim Rosenthal one that I'd been looking for too.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 19:50

    http://www.dotdotdotcomma.com/motorsport/f1/jamesallen/phrasebook/phrasebook.php

    When Legard said "In the pound seats" I nearly killed myself. I hated James Allen for his constant use of that and I thought I had escaped.

  • me12/04/2009 at 19:51

    I also suspect that me is running around sidepod towers and tidying in a panic. ;)

    i have one more day :)

  • me12/04/2009 at 19:53

    apparently f1 is to blame for everything nowadays:

    "[The Bishop] pointed out that the morning service which was usually shown on Palm Sunday was "kicked off by the Formula One"

    [via]

  • me12/04/2009 at 19:54

    It feels strangely quiet for a sunday night :(

    if you're missing the live show, i may have a demo for you later. no promises tho.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 19:55

    if you’re missing the live show, i may have a demo for you later. no promises tho.

    Is that your hardcore gangsta rap demo?

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 19:56

    if you’re missing the live show, i may have a demo for you later. no promises tho.

    Ooo

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 19:56

    This looks like fun.

    have you seen this page pmsl http://www.dotdotdotcomma.com/motorsport/f1/doodles/gallery.php

  • me12/04/2009 at 19:57

    Is that your hardcore gangsta rap demo?

    huh?

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 19:57

    Oooh, Borat on Film4 in a minute.

  • RG12/04/2009 at 19:57

    if you’re missing the live show, i may have a demo for you later. no promises tho.

    I crave the live show, it aint a sunday without a live show, im currently rocking back and forth in a huddle.

    Okay, might not be that bad

  • lou12/04/2009 at 19:57

    if you’re missing the live show, i may have a demo for you later. no promises tho.

    i'm missing the live show :( although it is giving me chance to catch up on all the podcasts i haven't had chance to listen to yet... am currently listening to episode 94 :D

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 19:58

    if you’re missing the live show, i may have a demo for you later. no promises tho.

    As long as it's not James Allen you-tube-esque it'll be cool

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 19:58

    huh?

    I had no idea what you were talking about so I assumed you had recorded a demo with Dr Dre.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 19:58

    have you seen this page pmsl http://www.dotdotdotcomma.com/motorsport/f1/doodles/gallery.php

    Bugs Button, love it!

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 19:58

    Oooh, Borat on Film4 in a minute.

    Or Red Dwarf on Dave.

  • me12/04/2009 at 19:59

    I had no idea what you were talking about so I assumed you had recorded a demo with Dr Dre.

    oh. no, am working on livebroadcasts2.0. tis a bit tricky though.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 19:59

    if you’re missing the live show, i may have a demo for you later. no promises tho.

    i am :( i have sunday nights and spc tuned together in my mind and my mind is just lost!

    :P

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 19:59

    Bugs Button, love it!

    I was going to point that one out but thought Lou might be upset

  • me12/04/2009 at 19:59

    i am :( i have sunday nights and spc tuned together in my mind and my mind is just lost!

    literally until you guys just said... i forgot it was sunday!

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 20:00

    apparently f1 is to blame for everything nowadays:

    If it is saving us from a constant supply of religion then F1 should be happy to take the blame

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 20:00

    Moto GP start delayed due to rain

    Big lights and reflections a bit of a concern

  • lou12/04/2009 at 20:03

    I was going to point that one out but thought Lou might be upset

    meh ;) just don't let Christine see what they did to Franck ;)

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 20:05

    meh ;) just don’t let Christine see what they did to Franck ;)

    ooooops!

    Loved this one too http://www.dotdotdotcomma.com/motorsport/f1/lookalikes/72

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 20:05

    Just found a moto gp feed on Justin. It's in German and the race has not started but look at the size of the picture http://www.justin.tv/cembafe

  • Joe12/04/2009 at 20:05

    Ah those lookalikes, see the James Allen one, XD.

  • me12/04/2009 at 20:06

    Just found a moto gp feed on Justin. It’s in German and the race has not started but look at the size of the picture http://www.justin.tv/cembafe

    christ!

  • RG12/04/2009 at 20:07

    meh ;) just don’t let Christine see what they did to Franck ;)

    Clever idea though

    Not thats is a clever thing, no, not all.

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 20:07

    have you seen this page pmsl http://www.dotdotdotcomma.com/motorsport/f1/doodles/gallery.php

    The James Allen Simulator

    http://www.dotdotdotcomma.com/motorsport/f1/jamesallen/simulator/simulator.php

    Here are some

    "David Coulthard is outpointing Webber's Williams into that corner on every lap. He's really on the bubble!"

    "Fernando Alonso is really giving some pain to his race face. He just owns Formula One at the moment."

    "Given the chance, Montoya will always blow Ralf Schumacher's straightaway into the weeds."

    It makes about as much sense.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 20:07

    Or online at the BBC for those in the UK

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/motorbikes/default.stm

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 20:08

    http://www.dotdotdotcomma.com/motorsport/f1/jamesallen/simulator/simulator.php

    :D :D

    "Well, he certainly looks like he'll put some manners on his straightaway, does Jenson Button."

  • littlepurplegoth12/04/2009 at 20:11

    Ack....

    The palm sunday service was hived off to radio 4 long wave years ago... Its not been carried by the bbc (other than regionally) since the late 80's when the charter was ammended. And even before that it was part of Songs of Praise rather than general broadcasting.

    I can't talk for NI, its always been a bit of an anomoly as far as broadcasting is concerned though.

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 20:11

    So many Blade Runner pee-takes. :D

  • me12/04/2009 at 20:12

    The palm sunday service was hived off to radio 4 long wave years ago… Its not been carried by the bbc (other than regionally) since the late 80’s when the charter was ammended. And even before that it was part of Songs of Praise rather than general broadcasting.

    am wondering if the bbc goaded the chap into mentioning formula 1, just so they could squeeze the reference into yet another news article?

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 20:14

    So many Blade Runner pee-takes. :D

    Was planning on recording Red Dwarf and watching Moto GP live.

    Hmm, at I'll not chop the end off if the race ever does start

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 20:15

    “Well, he certainly looks like he’ll put some manners on his straightaway, does Jenson Button.”

    "Look at Fisichella! It's no wonder he was so splick-flack on the maximum banana."

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 20:15

    "Michael Schumacher truly has got his maximum banana bought and paid for at this circuit."

  • littlepurplegoth12/04/2009 at 20:16

    am wondering if the bbc goaded the chap into mentioning formula 1, just so they could squeeze the reference into yet another news article?

    Lol

    BBC NI - almost certainly. Anything to avoid the 'usual' conversation....

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 20:16

    This is too much fun, try the build your own driver thingy

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 20:17

    "Look at Massa there - totally on the bubble as he tries to have a good groove on that gravel trap"

    Kinda sounds familiar especially if it is wet!

  • RG12/04/2009 at 20:18

    This is too much fun, try the build your own driver thingy

    I had the head of Herbert and the mouth of Coulthard, easy fun

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 20:19

    "Well, he certainly looks like he'll grenade his maximum banana, does Jenson Button."

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 20:23

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/button-doodle-jpg

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 20:25

    The Truth of Rascasse, Monaco emerges

    "Michael Schumacher is the only driver who can grenade the drop-zone quite like that."

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 20:30

    Moto GP cancelled!

  • RG12/04/2009 at 20:30

    Moto GP cancelled!

    Can I guess they won't be going there next year

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 20:31

    Oh dear....

  • me12/04/2009 at 20:32

    Moto GP cancelled!

    oops. what happened?

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 20:32

    Oh dear….

    No Red Dwarf spoilers please, am watching soon

  • RG12/04/2009 at 20:32

    oops. what happened?

    lets say night time isn't the best for a race

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 20:33

    No Red Dwarf spoilers please, am watching soon

    That was about the MotoGP.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 20:33

    oops. what happened?

    Heavy rain + night race + bright lights + way too many track reflections

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 20:33

    oops. what happened?

    Night race, rain, no race

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 20:33

    No Red Dwarf spoilers please, am watching soon

    That was about the MotoGP.

    :D

    Just checkin'

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 20:34

    oops. what happened?

    lets say night time isn’t the best for a race

    Could easily happen at Singapore :(

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 20:34

    Heavy rain + night race + bright lights + way too many track reflections

    Exactly what I said could happen before the night race last year.

    Nice to be right from time to time. ;)

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 20:37

    Exactly what I said could happen before the night race last year.

    How gutted would you be if you'd paid to fly out for the opening race for it to be cancelled just before the warm-up lap!

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 20:45

    Want Murray back here is the link to a commentary generator

    http://www.dotdotdotcomma.com/motorsport/f1/murray.html

    "And Michael Schumacher is actually in a very good position. He's in last place."

    Too True!

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 20:48

    Want Murray back here is the link to a commentary generator

    http://www.dotdotdotcomma.com/motorsport/f1/murray.html

    Too True!

    This would have been Ayrton Senna's third win in a row had he won the two before.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 20:55

    Moto GP update

    The organisers have announced that re-running the race on Monday is "under consideration", but no decision has yet been made. The teams are currently being consulted on possible solutions.

    If the Losail race is not held tomorrow, the 2009 MotoGP season will instead commence with the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi in a fortnight.

    A further meeting between the organisers and team managers will take place at midnight local time to decide whether the race will take place on Monday.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74437

  • RG12/04/2009 at 20:56

    Moto GP update

    Were they reading sidepodcast?

  • me12/04/2009 at 20:57

    Were they reading sidepodcast?

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 20:57

    Were they reading sidepodcast?

    Who doesn't?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 20:58

    A further meeting between the organisers and team managers will take place at midnight local time to decide whether the race will take place on Monday.

    If this was Bernie, he'd have waited until 1AM local time to call the race off. They'll race on Monday.

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 20:59

    F1: Ferrarsi boss apportions blame everywhere. Almost.

    by Mathias Olaf Uncertain

    6th Apr 2009

    Ferrarsi team boss Stuffand Nonsensicali says the Italian squad's errors in the last race in Malaysia are unacceptable and that the situation must be rectified immediately.

    The Sepang weekend was filled with entertainingly costly errors for the so-called scuderia, like Philippino Masseuse missing the cut to go into Q2 on Saturday because the team thought it more advantageous to save tyres, although, to be fair, BBC commentator Martin Bungle was promoting the same strategy at the time. And then there was the gamble to put Jeremi Clarkkinsen on wet tyres early in the race.

    Nonsensicali admitted the situation is unacceptable.

    "I admit the situation is unacceptable," Nonsensicali told reporters, who then told us. "What we have to do is react immediately.

    "The people have to take their own responsibility for things," he went on, begging the question from dotdotdotcomma, had we been there, so whose responsibility was it at Malaysia? If "people" weren't taking their own responsibility, who could possibly be to blame for f******* up so royally?

    But it isn't only "the people" who are in the sights of Nonsensicali's scattergun of blame, but also the raving Italian's managers.

    "From the management point of view, of course, we have to do an improvement," he said in his impeccable English, "because it is something that we cannot accept any more for the future."

    dotdotdotcomma are at pains to point out to Nonsensicali that, while there is no "I" in team, there is an "I" in Ferrarsi*, and he's welcome to follow it at any time with the word "resign".

    Source: http://www.dotdotdotcomma.com/motorsport/f1/news/news_menu.php

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 20:59

    The organisers have announced that re-running the race on Monday is “under consideration”, but no decision has yet been made. The teams are currently being consulted on possible solutions.

    Considering it has been raining for hours you would have thought the matter would have been considered earlier and the plan announced at the same time as the cancellation.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:00

    LOL at "Philippino Masseuse"

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:01

    Considering it has been raining for hours you would have thought the matter would have been considered earlier and the plan announced at the same time as the cancellation.

    It was just starting to spit at -10 mins or so

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 21:01

    LOL at “Philippino Masseuse”

    Goodness me. It's Filipino, not Philippino. That said, Massa would fit right in here. :D

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 21:01

    It was just starting to spit at -10 mins or so

    The 125s were stopped after 4 laps because of strong rain.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:02

    It was just starting to spit at -10 mins or so

    I thought an earlier race stopped early because of rain.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:02

    LOL at “Philippino Masseuse”

    And of course,

    BBC commentator Martin Bungle and Jeremi Clarkkinsen

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:02

    I thought an earlier race stopped early because of rain.

    But there's been a few hours since then and the track had dried out

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:04

    Goodness me. It’s Filipino, not Philippino. That said, Massa would fit right in here. :D

    I'm not sure we're to take the article too seriously ;)

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:05

    But there’s been a few hours since then and the track had dried out

    But if one race had to be stopped they should have been considering what the options were if the main race could not start. When it became obvious that the start would have to be delayed they should have finalised the planning and announced it at the time of the cancelation.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:06

    I think dotdotdotcomma is going to get a lot of attention. From its news feed.

    Formula 1 supremo™ Bernie Ecclescake sees no reason to abandon the move to twilight races, probably because he's so short that the low sun still looked high to him.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:06

    But if one race had to be stopped they should have been considering what the options were if the main race could not start. When it became obvious that the start would have to be delayed they should have finalised the planning and announced it at the time of the cancelation.

    Very true, since when has Motorsport been that well organised?

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:07

    Formula 1 supremo™ Bernie Ecclescake sees no reason to abandon the move to twilight races, probably because he’s so short that the low sun still looked high to him.

    :D :) :D

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:08

    Formula 1 supremo™ Bernie Ecclescake sees no reason to abandon the move to twilight races, probably because he’s so short that the low sun still looked high to him.

    The final line of the same item may just be my favourite.

    "I don't see anything wrong with the start time," he insisted, blinking myopically through his fringe and ill-fitting specs from the comfort of his air-conditioned and tinted-windowed VIP box.

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 21:14

    “I don’t see anything wrong with the start time,” he insisted, blinking myopically through his fringe and ill-fitting specs from the comfort of his air-conditioned and tinted-windowed VIP box.

    That's brilliant. He won't like that :)

  • Rich12/04/2009 at 21:31

    Ferrarsi, Dunno and Red Rag had lodged protests against their rivals because they believed the designs of their diffusers were illegal on the basis that each of them had spent billions on designing diffusers to meet the new 2009 technical regs, but had clearly made a complete hash of it.

    LBW had also been due to join the protest, but their complaint was rejected on a technicality after it was not submitted in time, which isn't what you would normally expect from the Germans.

    The stewards' decision paves the way for them to make a now traditional U-turn on pre-race advice when it becomes clear after the Australian Grand Prix that Ferrarsi no longer have a chance of winning a championship.

    Not sure the FIA would enjoy this either

    Source: http://www.dotdotdotcomma.com/motorsport/f1/news/news_menu.php

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 21:32

    *cough* Planet F1 *cough* reports that Ralfy boy thinks that the FIA should leave McLaren alone....and this has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that he drives a Mercedes in the DTM... :D

  • me12/04/2009 at 21:34

    just playing around here: http://www.justin.tv/sidepodcast

    can anyone hear me?

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:34

    can anyone hear me?

    I got image

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 21:35

    can anyone hear me?

    dosent work for me :/

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 21:35

    No sound

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:35

    I can see a picture - cant hear anything though

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 21:35

    oooh i have some woman talking

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:35

    Oooh...was that audio?

  • me12/04/2009 at 21:35

    oooh i have some woman talking

    but not me?

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 21:35

    I got image

    Me too - plus a lady saying "this is a demonstration of wirecast"

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 21:35

    Oooh…was that audio?

    i believe so

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:35

    There is audio!

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:35

    I heard the demo thing

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 21:35

    but not me?

    nope, what Andy said

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 21:36

    A demonstration of wirecast

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:36

    Nice large video image too.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:36

    can anyone hear me?

    i can't hear anything....

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 21:36

    but not me?

    No. Has Christine taken the panda with her?

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:36

    just playing around here: http://www.justin.tv/sidepodcast

    can anyone hear me?

    Just crashed my doohickey! :(

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:36

    what's going on?

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:37

    what am i meant to be hearing... cause atm all i can hear is the sound of my laptop fan..

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:37

    what’s going on?

    We have a video image

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:37

    We have a video image

    we do?

  • me12/04/2009 at 21:38

    what am i meant to be hearing… cause atm all i can hear is the sound of my laptop fan..

    me talking. but i can see the levels not coming through from here :(

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:38

    i can’t hear anything….

    same here

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:38

    we do?

    oh... hang on.. now i do..

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:38

    can anyone hear me?

    I have a static pic of a Renault and silence

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:38

    We have a video image

    I've got a Sidepodcast TV still image

    Nice size though

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:38

    It just says not broadcasting for me.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:38

    me talking. but i can see the levels not coming through from here :(

    :(

  • littlepurplegoth12/04/2009 at 21:38

    Image but no sound at all...

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:38

    me talking. but i can see the levels not coming through from here :(

    No audio now.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 21:38

    I have a static pic of a Renault and silence

    a renault!?! i have the mixer background thin g

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:39

    I’ve got a Sidepodcast TV still image

    I've got the poster of the mixer thingy

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 21:39

    I have a static pic of a Renault and silence

    You do? I just see the mixer and no sound

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:39

    I’ve got a Sidepodcast TV still image

    Yep same.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:39

    I have a static pic of a Renault and silence

    me too..

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:39

    Keeps coming up with not boradcasting

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:40

    oooh i hear and see video!!

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:40

    I refreshed and have panda and sound

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:40

    yes i can 1 2 3 4

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:40

    and panda :D

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:40

    Mr C!! hi!!

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:40

    there also a giant sign sayign WIRECAST

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:41

    We has audio!

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 21:41

    ooooooooh, soundage

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 21:41

    relaunched and it works now

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:41

    Mixer now OK

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:41

    we can hear Mr C, maybe to hear him better he should sing...

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:41

    Oh mixer now :)

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:41

    7 viewers...

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:41

    ooooooooh, soundage

    Et moi

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:41

    love the little graphic

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:41

    Lower third. We have gone all Leo Laporte

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:41

    9 viewers!

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 21:41

    that sooo cool :D

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:41

    panda!!

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:42

    Sidepodpandacam :D

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:42

    I'm impressed by Panda getting his own graphic

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:42

    Went quiet

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 21:42

    You sound very far away even with the volume at maximum

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:42

    So is this how its going to work on say like panels?

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:42

    You sound very far away even with the volume at maximum

    Is he reading?

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:43

    going to make that look ever so slightly mental :) love it. :D

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:43

    O_O

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:43

    Mr C is having too much fun with this isn't he

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:43

    Another sidepodcast tag line.

    Sidepodcast: Ever so slightly mental

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:43

    8O

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:43

    ooh very clear and louder then

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 21:43

    loooooouder :D

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:43

    Mr C is having too much fun with this isn’t he

    Can you tell Christine is away? ;)

    Even Panda looks upset

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:43

    Sidepodcast: Ever so slightly mental

    Love it

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:44

    This is a demonstration of awesome!

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:44

    That 'This is a demonstration...' is getting on me nerves

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:44

    Sounds gone :(

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:44

    I wish that Wirecast woman would shuddup!

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 21:44

    has Panda been on the red bull he's all fuzzy

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 21:44

    This is a demonstration of awesome!

    I've tried twice and Safari crashed....

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:45

    Not quite the digest I was expecting but we're still watching! :)

  • littlepurplegoth12/04/2009 at 21:45

    Ah - sound and pandas now....

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:45

    awesome! :D

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:45

    :o

    *waves at self*

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:45

    That's very blurry

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:45

    w00t

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 21:45

    thats rather cool

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:45

    Working in the desktop doohicky

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:45

    Oh my god I can see Chris comment, not on the doohickey!

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:46

    Wah hey!

    Blurry text

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:46

    appears to be at half the resolution of the video - scaled up badly.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 21:46

    I’ve tried twice and Safari crashed….

    Firefox likes it though

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:46

    Screen is blurry

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 21:46

    you have 104 unread comments, sucks to be you

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:46

    out the way silly dish we're trying to read ourselves!

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:46

    Is it overmagnified?

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:46

    you have 104 unread comments, sucks to be you

    Haha

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:47

    If she says 'This is a demonstration of wirecast' I WILL KILL SOMEONE

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:47

    Is it overmagnified?

    Safari would render better!

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:47

    I hear this is a demonstration of wirecast yknow, just a rumour

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:47

    If she says ‘This is a demonstration of wirecast’ I WILL KILL SOMEONE

    everyone run for your lives! :)

  • littlepurplegoth12/04/2009 at 21:48

    writing... writing... writing....

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 21:48

    Safari would render better!

    It would if it didn't crash!

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:48

    I hear this is a demonstration of wirecast yknow, just a rumour

    Ya don't say?

  • littlepurplegoth12/04/2009 at 21:48

    I prefer the panda - panda is in focus.... well compared to the previous screen

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 21:48

    Ah I have sound after refresh

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:48

    Very, very quiet now. Shhhhh!

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:48

    you've gone mega quiet..

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:49

    everyone run for your lives! :)

    I'd do what lou says, I really would

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:49

    i can hear a knocking... but not much else...

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:49

    i can hear a knocking… but not much else…

    oh... never mind..

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:49

    and you're back with the crazy wirecast woman

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:49

    The mixer cables look like they're coming out of the wirecast satellite dish when the logo appears

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:49

    aaaaand quiet again :(

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:50

    you’ve gone mega quiet..

    Still

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:50

    1-2-3-4 getting quieter with each number till the sound disappears

  • littlepurplegoth12/04/2009 at 21:50

    If she says ‘This is a demonstration of wirecast’ I WILL KILL SOMEONE

    You sound like you need chocolate....

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:50

    and you’re back with the crazy wirecast woman

    Can she not be shut up, if killing isn't an option?

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:50

    I blame Wirecast woman, she wants to talk over everything!

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:50

    Can she not be shut up, if killing isn’t an option?

    By paying I'm assume

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:51

    You sound like you need chocolate….

    I think a straightjacket might be more useful

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:51

    I think this bumps up everyone here at least half a point on the SPC addiction scale

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:51

    Loud fuzzy noises?

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 21:51

    Lots of noise now. like the gain is turned right up

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:51

    Can she not be shut up, if killing isn’t an option?

    I guess the only way she can be shut up is if someone buys the software so that the demo is not being used.

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:51

    Something just got very loud

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:51

    I think this bumps up everyone here at least half a point on the SPC addiction scale

    Erm, that requires me to sing.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:51

    Lots of background noise now

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:51

    Oooh - distortion

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 21:51

    You were loud then quiet again

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:52

    Ouch! wish i didn't have my earphones in when that happened...

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:52

    1-2 good and loud

    Second 1-2 can barely hear

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 21:52

    You got the washing machine on in the background?

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:52

    You were too loud and nwo you're too quiet! :P

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:52

    Very quiet

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 21:52

    Erm, that requires me to sing.

    Tonight!

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:52

    HELLO very quiet

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 21:52

    that was a lot better

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:53

    Tonight!

    Yay!

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:53
  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:53

    Louder and distorting

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:53

    loud again!

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 21:53

    too loud again - lots of noise

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 21:53

    fine

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:53

    A little bit too loud but manageable

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:53

    Volume good now

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:53

    Tonight!

    Erm, I, er, lost my voice, how terrible

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:53

    lou's headphones probably just went mad again... ;)

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:53

    you're okay now.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:53

    Turn it back up

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:53

    lou’s headphones probably just went mad again… ;)

    my poor ears. ;)

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:53

    Still lots of background hiss

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 21:53

    quiet again when I have it on half volume

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:53

    Thats much better

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:53

    At least your drowning out that drone of a wirecast demo

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:53

    you're fine now but with a very loud fuzzy backing noise

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 21:54

    level is better, but line is noisy - like the gain is up too high on the input

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:54

    Still lots of background hiss

    Needs some Dolby™

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 21:54

    perfect

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:54

    I can live with it, maybe tone it down a bit

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:54

    Sounds like a fan running close to the mic

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:54

    Better

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 21:54

    level is better, but line is noisy - like the gain is up too high on the input

    That's getting better .

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:54

    the next number is 5, we'll get there!!

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:54

    Sounds fine to me

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:55

    Gone quiet again now.

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 21:55

    That’s getting better .

    not fan noise. SOunds like computer interference. Which has just got worse

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:55

    Gone quiet again now.

    OK here

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:55

    not fan noise. SOunds like computer interference. Which has just got worse

    True

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:55

    Turned it up to 11?

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:56

    christine is a satellite dish now?

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:56

    wow. i likes the graphic :)

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:56

    christine is a satellite dish now?

    Live via satellite?

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 21:56

    maybe you should try a few hello's on skype?

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:56

    Sounds like AM radio

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:56

    Makings of a domestic there. ;)

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 21:56

    yes there is background noise

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 21:56

    wow. i likes the graphic :)

    Graphic is good

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 21:57

    Live via satellite?

    Do canal boats have satellite dishes?

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:57

    Still there

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:57

    Makings of a domestic there. ;)

    Brave thing to say just after he said he was going to record

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 21:57

    still got the sound

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:57

    no the sound is still there

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:57

    Muted - no change for me here...

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 21:57

    sound still there.

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:57

    sound still there, and that annoying woman

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:57

    Sound still there

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:57

    Don't know what you did there - got better

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 21:57

    ooh its gone

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:57

    Oh that was the mute, all gone

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:57

    Do canal boats have satellite dishes?

    maybe they have a demonstration of wirecast

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:57

    Thats 100% better!

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:58

    Sound gone now

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:58

    Do canal boats have satellite dishes?

    House boats do, canal boat would have to be continually adjusting

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 21:58

    completely quiet now, just the wirecast lady.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 21:58

    and that annoying woman

    i tihnk you may have to deal with that :P

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:58

    Brave thing to say just after he said he was going to record

    Brave, or stupid...

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:58

    Sound gone now

    All sound, even wirecast woman

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:58

    You're veeeeeeeeeeeeery quiet

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 21:58

    completely quiet now, just the wirecast lady.

    Now your'e coming back but a bit quiet

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:58

    Bloody wirecast woman!

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:58

    All sound, even wirecast woman

    Spoke to soon. Gaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 21:58

    I know you are saying something but you are sooo quiet

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:58

    is it me or is Mr C quiet again?

  • RG12/04/2009 at 21:58

    i tihnk you may have to deal with that :P

    That better not be around next time we meet Mr Wirecast

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:58

    And you're back to being almost unhearable

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:59

    Now your’e coming back but a bit quiet

    A bit?

    How about a lot

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 21:59

    I can hear 1-2 but it is a long long way away

  • lou12/04/2009 at 21:59

    have you leant on the cable again?

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:59

    And you’re back to being almost unhearable

    *turned up vista volume*

    Much better - still quieter than wirecast woman though

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 21:59

    More fuzziness

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 21:59

    noise back :(

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 21:59

    youre back with sound again

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 21:59

    Aaaaah! MY EARS!

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 22:00

    That better not be around next time we meet Mr Wirecast

    Mrs :P

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:00

    We knows it's a demonstration of wirecast...

    Shut the hell up!

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 22:00

    This is a demonstration of how to be annoying

  • RG12/04/2009 at 22:01

    Mrs :P

    I'm talking about the software.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 22:01

    Background sound has gone again

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:01

    All buzzy interference noise gone. :D

  • RG12/04/2009 at 22:01

    Shut the hell up!

    Welcome to the club

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 22:01

    This is a demonstration of how to be annoying

    :)

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 22:02

    All buzzy interference noise gone. :D

    Now back

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 22:02

    Anyone object to using mrs wirecast the next time someone goes fishing for polar bears?

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 22:02

    that woman is starting to annoy now

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 22:02

    ooh thats better...

  • Chris12/04/2009 at 22:02

    It's working now!

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 22:02

    interference still there :(

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 22:02

    Anyone object to using mrs wirecast the next time someone goes fishing for polar bears?

    :D haha

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:02

    Lots of background noise - but can here me here.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 22:02

    You can see what we're hearing?

    Now that's talent

  • RG12/04/2009 at 22:02

    Anyone object to using mrs wirecast the next time someone goes fishing for polar bears?

    I was planning on using her as a baseball, but thats more original

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:03

    What can we do about that?

    Have another beer!

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 22:03

    I'm assuming you are using the mixer?

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 22:03

    I'm worried when I sleep tonight I'll hear the wirecast woman in my dreams

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 22:03

    Breaking news - Moto GP will be on Monday.

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 22:03

    can you shield your Mac with some tin foil?

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 22:04

    Breaking news - Moto GP will be on Monday.

    Ooh, ta

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 22:04

    Have you tried switching the Mac off and on again????

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 22:04

    Have you tried switching the Mac off and on again????

    :)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 22:04

    Breaking news - Moto GP will be on Monday.

    Really? I thought the teams said no to Monday.

  • RG12/04/2009 at 22:04

    I’m worried when I sleep tonight I’ll hear the wirecast woman in my dreams

    I'm dreaming about winning a f1 race, the pit radio, first Mario and then my race engineer

    'This is a demonstration from wirecast'

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 22:04

    Have you tried switching the Mac off and on again????

    :D

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:04

    Have another beer?

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 22:04

    ‘This is a demonstration from wirecast’

    Wirecast, baby, stay cool!

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 22:04

    Lost audio for a second or two there

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:05

    too many toys...

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 22:05

    Wirecast, baby, stay cool!

    :)

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 22:05

    that's great

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 22:05

    Can you do a split screen. Half panda half Mac

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 22:05

    Really? I thought the teams said no to Monday.

    Apparently so.

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:05

    Nice fade.

    Copymachine - ooooh...

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 22:05

    Nice page turn, bit like Mike someone

    Did the Charlotte Sometimes video

  • RG12/04/2009 at 22:05

    Wirecast, baby, stay cool!

    haha :D

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:06

    Buzzy gone again

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 22:06

    Audio dropped out again

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 22:06

    You can't stop now that you have an audience. Do a show

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 22:06

    Apparently so.

    Where did you read Monday?

  • RG12/04/2009 at 22:06

    It's worth it, to stop hearing that annoying and bloomin down right [beep] person from entering my [beep] ears

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 22:06

    We have silence

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 22:06

    You can’t stop now that you have an audience. Do a show

    Sidepod Improv

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 22:07

    Where did you read Monday?

    BBC MotoGP site.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 22:07

    You can’t stop now that you have an audience. Do a show

    or just a chat?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 22:07

    Where did you read Monday?

    Saw it on the Beeb. The teams may say no, but if Dorma orders it so...

  • me12/04/2009 at 22:07

    You can’t stop now that you have an audience. Do a show

    by myself??

  • RG12/04/2009 at 22:07

    by myself??

    Yeah, why not

  • me12/04/2009 at 22:07

    or just a chat?

    umm. even with the wireass woman and the hum?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 22:07

    BBC MotoGP site.

    I guess Dorma ordered them to race, in spite of all the problems they'd face rushing to Motegi after?

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 22:07

    by myself??

    With the audeince

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 22:08

    do it! :D

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 22:08

    by myself??

    Err, yeah. Why not?

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:08

    by myself??

    You have Panda

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 22:08

    Moto GP site won't even load. I guess there is too much traffic

  • RG12/04/2009 at 22:08

    umm. even with the wireass woman

    Good point, don't bother

  • Chris12/04/2009 at 22:08

    by myself??

    With the audeince

    you don't need Christine to do a sidepodchat! ;)

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 22:09

    You have Panda

    And Bibendium?

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 22:09

    We still have silence

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 22:09

    Moto GP site won’t even load. I guess there is too much traffic

    The opening round of the 2009 MotoGP championship in Qatar has been rescheduled for Monday after Sunday's race was cancelled because of rain.

    Full story to follow

    BBC page

  • lou12/04/2009 at 22:09

    ooh.... laptop is slowly dying... need to restart it...

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 22:09

    Moto GP site won’t even load. I guess there is too much traffic

    You're not missing much

    "The opening round of the 2009 MotoGP championship in Qatar has been rescheduled for Monday after Sunday's race was cancelled because of rain.

    Full story to follow"

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 22:09

    Moto GP site won’t even load. I guess there is too much traffic

    Loads for me.

  • RG12/04/2009 at 22:09

    We still have silence

    I think he's gone

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 22:10

    I think he’s gone

    I am going to keep watching just in case

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 22:10

    Moto GP site won’t even load. I guess there is too much traffic

    Loads for me.

    Official site won't for me either

  • me12/04/2009 at 22:11

    I am going to keep watching just in case

    :D

    i have to sort the audio. i may be back later. not planning on buying the software yet though.

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:11

    Wallace and Gromit - utter genius!

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 22:12

    Official site won’t for me either

    I eventually got it to load bu it does not say anything about a Monday race. Only that the race has been cancelled

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 22:12

    Wallace and Gromit - utter genius!

    They are what makes Britain Great.

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 22:13

    i have to sort the audio. i may be back later. not planning on buying the software yet though.

    Give us a heads up then as I've killed the page

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:13

    They are what makes Britain Great.

    Watching Matter of Loaf and Death - looks amazingly good in HD

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 22:13

    Twit from David Emmett, editor of motoGPmatters.com:

    "Some around me are trying to change flights as others saying high chance of rain tomorrow makes redo unlikely"

    This running on Monday thing is all or nothing. Either it works brilliantly, or they shoot themselves in the foot again.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 22:14

    I eventually got it to load bu it does not say anything about a Monday race. Only that the race has been cancelled

    Does it not have a big 'Breaking News' box in the middle?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 22:14

    I eventually got it to load bu it does not say anything about a Monday race. Only that the race has been cancelled

    BBC and Twitter confirm it - or at least the probability of it.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 22:14

    BBC and Twitter confirm it - or at least the probability of it.

    MotoGP site is slow to update news.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 22:15

    Does it not have a big ‘Breaking News’ box in the middle?

    No

  • lou12/04/2009 at 22:16

    and i'm back, with a considerably calmer laptop :)

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 22:16

    BBC reports

    The opening round of the 2009 MotoGP championship in Qatar will take place at 1900 BST on Monday after Sunday's race was cancelled because of rain.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 22:16

    No

    Your internet is on a satellite delay then.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 22:17

    Here we go

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/motorbikes/7996183.stm

  • RG12/04/2009 at 22:17

    The opening round of the 2009 MotoGP championship in Qatar will take place at 1900 BST on Monday after Sunday’s race was cancelled because of rain.

    I was going to say it would be better to do it earlier, but given that the fans would be at work/school

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 22:18

    and i’m back, with a considerably calmer laptop :)

    welcome back :D

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:20

    Finally got hardware accelerated video working on this laptop!

    1920x1080 video faultlessly decoding with only 3% cpu time in use. :D

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 22:21

    1920×1080 video faultlessly decoding with only 3% cpu time in use. :D

    Is that because Windows is using the other 97%?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 22:21

    The opening round of the 2009 MotoGP championship in Qatar will take place at 1900 BST on Monday after Sunday’s race was cancelled because of rain.

    Not everyone agrees. Some of the drivers don't want to run - http://bit.ly/4ekiVK

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 22:22

    Is that because Windows is using the other 97%?

    :)

    Bravo

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 22:23

    Not everyone agrees. Some of the drivers don’t want to run - http://bit.ly/4ekiVK

    God, I hate crappy translations on news sites

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 22:23

    The opening round of the 2009 MotoGP championship in Qatar will take place at 1900 BST on Monday after Sunday’s race was cancelled because of rain.

    Does this mean its going to be in the dark again?

  • RG12/04/2009 at 22:24

    Does this mean its going to be in the dark again?

    Yep. Pretty risky solution if you ask me

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 22:25

    Does this mean its going to be in the dark again?

    If it's 22 hours later, then probably

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:25

    Is that because Windows is using the other 97%?

    Average CPU usage is at 5% at the moment.

    Finally - damn nVidia drivers... Hate the bloody things.

    Was easily 95% without hardware acceleration. Also made a laptop a touch warm on the lap.

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:25

    If it’s 22 hours later, then probably

    Have they learnt their lesson?

    It appears not.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 22:25

    If it’s 22 hours later, then probably

    Or being 22:00 local, then absolutely

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 22:27

    Was easily 95% without hardware acceleration. Also made a laptop a touch warm on the lap.

    I know that feeling. Thinking of getting the Elgato Turbo H.264 dongle to speed things up as my Macbook Pro doesn't have enough graphics memory to be of any use with Snow Leopard's optimisation using GPU

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:31

    I know that feeling. Thinking of getting the Elgato Turbo H.264 dongle to speed things up as my Macbook Pro doesn’t have enough graphics memory to be of any use with Snow Leopard’s optimisation using GPU

    Should have bought a decent laptop then. ;) :P

    Only got 256mb here - not enough for me to play many of my favourite games on full, but it's hard enough to do that on a decent desktop pc.

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 22:32

    Should have bought a decent laptop then. ;) :P

    It's over a year old now, so I'm not too upset.

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:34

    It’s over a year old now, so I’m not too upset.

    I like the idea of the dongle though. USB certainly has the bandwidth to handle it. Quick shufti at it and it looks quite a funky thing. Doesn't seem to handle decoding though.

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:35

    LOL!

    Gromit! I've got a bomb in me pants! :D

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 22:37

    I like the idea of the dongle though. USB certainly has the bandwidth to handle it. Quick shufti at it and it looks quite a funky thing. Doesn’t seem to handle decoding though.

    It's designed for making your video into the right format for iPod/Apple TV, so decoding isn't the aim.

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:39

    It’s designed for making your video into the right format for iPod/Apple TV, so decoding isn’t the aim.

    hardware decoding in a dongle would be good. Especially for people with netbooks.

    Although my movile play HD movies natively, so it's not a problem. ;)

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:42

    Although my movile play HD movies natively, so it’s not a problem. ;)

    My typing goes to pot when I'm laughing a lot.

    My mobile decives play HD movies natively - also plays anything I throw at them so re-encoding isn't a problem

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:48

    Thats it - I'm off to bed. Book and music calls.

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 22:49

    Night peeps and peepettes. :)

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 22:49

    Thats it - I’m off to bed. Book and music calls.

    night flibster

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 22:50

    Night Flibster

  • lou12/04/2009 at 22:50

    Night peeps and peepettes. :)

    night Flibster

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 22:51

    night

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 22:52

    night Flibster.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 22:53

    what a strange evening. o.o

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 22:54

    what a strange evening. o.o

    Yup. 3-man playoff in the Masters - and none of them is Tiger!

    And, yeah, MotoGP going nuts.

  • Jeremy12/04/2009 at 23:08

    Does everyone have Monday off in Qatar?

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 23:09

    Does everyone have Monday off in Qatar?

    Not sure Easter is a big thing in the middle east ;)

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:09

    Yup. 3-man playoff in the Masters - and none of them is Tiger!

    This is massively intense

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 23:10

    Not sure Easter is a big thing in the middle east ;)

    it is in certain parts.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 23:10

    I realy can;t be bothered to eat my easter eggs :(

    *shares with spc*

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:11

    *shares with spc*

    you can wait until tomorrow y'know

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 23:11

    I realy can;t be bothered to eat my easter eggs :(

    Save them for me on Wednesday.

  • me12/04/2009 at 23:11

    *shares with spc*

    awwwww.

  • Jeremy12/04/2009 at 23:11

    Not sure Easter is a big thing in the middle east ;)

    Is Europe MotoGP's biggest market? I assume they run the races at tims to suit Europe, just like F1.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 23:11

    Save them for me on Wednesday.

    Me too :D

  • me12/04/2009 at 23:11

    Save them for me on Wednesday.

    are ya coming?

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 23:11

    you can wait until tomorrow y’know

    i cant even finish 1, bleh

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:11

    This is massively intense

    You tell me. :D They're down to 2, though. :)

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:12

    Me too :D

    Can you send it via e-mail to me please

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 23:12

    are ya coming?

    I meant you, I'm still having to work :(

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:12

    You tell me. :D They’re down to 2, though. :)

    After McIlroy proved to be a poor pick, I said Campbell would win it. Damn him.

  • me12/04/2009 at 23:13

    I meant you, I’m still having to work :(

    booo.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:13

    This is massively intense

    oh goodness not you guys too! the internet was the only place i could escape from the masters...

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 23:13

    Is Europe MotoGP’s biggest market? I assume they run the races at tims to suit Europe, just like F1.

    Australia & Europe are big but apparently the largest market is...

    Indonesia!

    http://www.motogpmatters.com/news/2009/01/22/motogp_s_biggest_fan_base_not_where_you_.html

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:14

    oh goodness not you guys too! the internet was the only place i could escape from the masters…

    Just ignor us, see, Mr C is talking about booing, I think

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 23:14

    oh goodness not you guys too! the internet was the only place i could escape from the masters…

    Golf needs to go the same way as football here...

    Riduculed

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 23:14

    Is Europe MotoGP’s biggest market? I assume they run the races at tims to suit Europe, just like F1.

    THe history of the sport is in Spain, Italy etc

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:14

    After McIlroy proved to be a poor pick, I said Campbell would win it. Damn him.

    Campbell actually did well to last this long - and he outlasted the Woods-Mickelson surge.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:15

    Ridiculed

    Ah, but at least they don't tackle each other silly here - it's a gentleman's game. :D

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 23:15

    Just ignor us, see, Mr C is talking about booing, I think

    oh booing, i like that

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:15

    Campbell actually did well to last this long - and he outlasted the Woods-Mickelson surge.

    Yeah, true that. I'm going Cabrera for the win

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 23:16

    oh goodness not you guys too! the internet was the only place i could escape from the masters…

    I'm with you and Mark Twain on this.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:17

    Yeah, true that. I’m going Cabrera for the win

    Nah, Perry will hang on. Who'd have thought we'd see a battle of the elders in 2009? :O

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:18

    I’m with you and Mark Twain on this.

    Mark Twain? who is that?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:18

    The history of the sport is in Spain, Italy etc

    But apparently, the raw numbers are in Indonesia. Much in the same way that while Europe has most of F1's history, there are also large audiences F1 is tapping in China, Japan, and India.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 23:19

    Mark Twain? who is that?

    Oh dear, Christine?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Twain

  • Jeremy12/04/2009 at 23:19

    Australia & Europe are big but apparently the largest market is…

    Perhaps the Indonesians don't know how to bookmark a site? :-)

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:19

    Nah, Perry will hang on. Who’d have thought we’d see a battle of the elders in 2009? :O

    He's in a tricky little spot here though

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 23:19

    Mark Twain? who is that?

    Sigh. Famous american author and wit. He said golf was a good walk spoilt.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:20

    Sigh. Famous american author and wit. He said golf was a good walk spoilt.

    He never saw Nicklaus and Woods. ;)

  • Jeremy12/04/2009 at 23:20

    Mark Twain? who is that?

    You did not just say that! La La La *covers eyes and ears*

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:20

    Sigh. Famous american author and wit. He said golf was a good walk spoilt.

    Then don't walk into a golf course then.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:20

    He’s in a tricky little spot here though

    Yep, looks like it. Overshot the chip onto the green too.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:20

    You did not just say that! La La La *covers eyes and ears*

    First Star Wars, then Mark Twain. What next? ;)

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 23:20

    Sigh. Famous american author and wit. He said golf was a good walk spoilt.

    And I couldn't agree more.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:21

    Sigh. Famous american author and wit. He said golf was a good walk spoilt.

    ooooh right. :)

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:21

    Yep, looks like it. Overshot the chip onto the green too.

    Cabrera's to lose

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 23:22

    Mark Twain? who is that?

    He used to drive for Williams. Honest :)

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:22

    You did not just say that! La La La *covers eyes and ears*

    sorry, i'd ask my parents but they are watching the golf and don't really want me to talk to them... so i thought i'd ask ;)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:22

    Cabrera’s to lose

    And he's done it.

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:22

    I told you Cabrera would win it.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:22

    First Star Wars, then Mark Twain. What next? ;)

    lol i'm only 17... i try... honest :)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:22

    sorry, i’d ask my parents but they are watching the golf and don’t really want me to talk to them… so i thought i’d ask ;)

    it's done now. Just the green jacket wearing left. :)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:23

    I told you Cabrera would win it.

    Yup. Kenny Perry must be rueing what might have been. He missed that last putt on the 18th during regulation, by what, an inch? Less?

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 23:23

    lol i’m only 17… i try… honest :)

    You are supposed to start reading Mark Twain when you are about 8. He did some good kids books

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:23

    You are supposed to start reading Mark Twain when you are about 8. He did some good kids books

    Huckleberry Finn!

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:24

    Yup. Kenny Perry must be rueing what might have been. He missed that last putt on the 18th during regulation, by what, an inch? Less?

    Yeah, kicking himself right now.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 23:24

    I didn;t even know the masters was on until you just mentioned it... oops.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:25

    You are supposed to start reading Mark Twain when you are about 8. He did some good kids books

    oh...

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 23:25

    I didn;t even know the masters was on until you just mentioned it… oops.

    Too busy playing GTA?

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:25

    Huckleberry Finn!

    i've heard of it, never read it though...

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:25

    Yeah, kicking himself right now.

    He held off Woods, he held off Mickelson, he even held off Campbell. But not Cabrera.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 23:26

    Too busy playing GTA?

    :D

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 23:26

    i’ve heard of it, never read it though…

    Tom Sawyer ?

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 23:26

    Live commenting GTA would be.... interesting. Probably a bit too much in terms of content though.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 23:27

    Tom Sawyer ?

    I think of Rush rather than Mark Twain when Tom Sawyer is mentioned. ;)

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:27

    Live commenting GTA would be…. interesting. Probably a bit too much in terms of content though.

    Hey, we've live commented golf, we can live comment everything.

  • Jeremy12/04/2009 at 23:27

    sorry, i’d ask my parents but they are watching the golf and don’t really want me to talk to them… so i thought i’d ask

    and we will always help you Lou.

    lol i’m only 17… i try… honest

    You do try and we love you for it. SPC wouldn't be the same without you! :-)

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:27

    Tom Sawyer ?

    same, i've heard it, but never read it....

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 23:27

    night all.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 23:28

    Live commenting GTA would be…. interesting. Probably a bit too much in terms of content though.

    Online it can be hilarious.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:28

    Night Andy :)

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 23:28

    night andy

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:28

    You do try and we love you for it. SPC wouldn’t be the same without you! :-)

    How come I'm approaching 15 and still know these stuff?

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:28

    See ya Andy

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:28

    and we will always help you Lou.

    :)

    You do try and we love you for it. SPC wouldn’t be the same without you! :-)

    :)

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 23:28

    night all.

    night

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:28

    How come I’m approaching 15 and still know these stuff?

    shhh!! :P

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:29

    shhh!! :P

    :D

  • Jeremy12/04/2009 at 23:29

    How come I’m approaching 15 and still know these stuff?

    Maybe Lou had mis-spent her youth more than you ;-)

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 23:29

    Good night Andy

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:30

    Maybe Lou had mis-spent her youth more than you ;-)

    I go out, honest.

  • Jeremy12/04/2009 at 23:30

    night all.

    Goodnight my Vista bashing friend

  • Jeremy12/04/2009 at 23:34

    I go out, honest.

    You are part of our favourite SidePodKid group as well RG. Here's a tip from someone who was a goody two shoes when I was younger - learn to play pool really well and watch a movie called the Color (sic) of Money with Paul Newman and Tom Cruise. Learn to play Piano or Guitar (or both).

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:34

    Maybe Lou had mis-spent her youth more than you ;-)

    :D hehe... i know other stuff... just not about star wars or Mark Twain.... and probably many other films and many other American writers ;) and probably a load of other stuff too :)

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:35

    who was a goody two shoes when I was younger - learn to play pool really well and watch a movie called the Color (sic) of Money with Paul Newman and Tom Cruise. Learn to play Piano or Guitar (or both).

    I can play pool, thats a good start. I'll note down the rest

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:36

    You are part of our favourite SidePodKid group as well RG. Here’s a tip from someone who was a goody two shoes when I was younger - learn to play pool really well and watch a movie called the Color (sic) of Money with Paul Newman and Tom Cruise. Learn to play Piano or Guitar (or both).

    i've never seen color of money and can't play pool... but i can play the guitar... kinda...

  • Jeremy12/04/2009 at 23:38

    I can play pool, thats a good start. I’ll note down the rest

    Ooh. Photography is awesome for mischief as well. Have a tripod, and if possible, lights on a stand.

    Never utter the phrase "some guy on the internet told me to do it"

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:40

    Ooh. Photography is awesome for mischief as well. Have a tripod, and if possible, lights on a stand.

    I'm decent at that

    Never utter the phrase “some guy on the internet told me to do it”

    That will help

  • Jeremy12/04/2009 at 23:40

    i’ve never seen color of money and can’t play pool… but i can play the guitar… kinda…

    I have it on VHS! (that's a tape system that came before DVD - kind of like how audio cassettes went to CD :D )

  • me12/04/2009 at 23:41

    I have it on VHS! (that’s a tape system that came before DVD - kind of like how audio cassettes went to CD :D )

    :D :D

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:41

    I have it on VHS! (that’s a tape system that came before DVD - kind of like how audio cassettes went to CD :D )

    VHS???

    Cass...ettes?

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 23:41

    On the subject of things everyone should have done/seen/read, me and my flatmate came to the conclusion today that you are not complete as a human being if you haven't seen Cool Runnings.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 23:41

    On the subject of things everyone should have done/seen/read, me and my flatmate came to the conclusion today that you are not complete as a human being if you haven’t seen Cool Runnings.

    so true

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:42

    I have it on VHS! (that’s a tape system that came before DVD - kind of like how audio cassettes went to CD :D )

    :D

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:42

    so true

    Oh yeah, so true indeed

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:42

    On the subject of things everyone should have done/seen/read, me and my flatmate came to the conclusion today that you are not complete as a human being if you haven’t seen Cool Runnings.

    oooo i've seen Cool Runnings :)

  • Jeremy12/04/2009 at 23:42

    I must dig out that reel to reel of War of the Worlds and talk about walking to school in hand-me-downs (no snow here)

  • me12/04/2009 at 23:43

    oooo i’ve seen Cool Runnings :)

    oh no!

  • Jeremy12/04/2009 at 23:44

    I take no responsibility for anyone following the links provided on this page:

    http://www.youshouldhaveseenthis.com/

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 23:44

    oh no!

    oh no?

  • me12/04/2009 at 23:44

    seeing as you've brought it up, i have to dig out my favourite comment of 2009:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/10/daily-10th-april-2009/#comment-250705

    no comment will beat that one this year ;)

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 23:45

    cool runnings is my all tiem favourite movie :)

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:45

    no comment will beat that one this year ;)

    Just brilliant

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 23:46

    cool runnings is my all tiem favourite movie :)

    Good man.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 23:46

    I take no responsibility for anyone following the links provided on this page:

    http://www.youshouldhaveseenthis.com/

    I saw that a while ago and fed quite a few links form it into the chat over a week or so.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:47

    no comment will beat that one this year ;)

    :D :D

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:47

    Just brilliant

    Still funny the 2nd time round. :D

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 23:47

    I take no responsibility for anyone following the links provided on this page:

    http://www.youshouldhaveseenthis.com/

    Sadly, I think I have already seen the majority of those.

  • Jeremy12/04/2009 at 23:47

    a friend of mine played a wookie in one of the star wars made in australia. that is all.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:47

    VHS???

    Cass…ettes?

    Yep, those. They go along with floppy disks. :D

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 23:47

    no comment will beat that one this year ;)

    classic stuff, love it!

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 23:48

    no comment will beat that one this year ;)

    I can come up with better than that

  • Jeremy12/04/2009 at 23:48

    I saw that a while ago and fed quite a few links form it into the chat over a week or so.

    I couldn't remember if I got that from here or www.mactalk.com.au

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:48

    Yep, those. They go along with floppy disks. :D

    Okay, your really losing me here...

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 23:48

    Yep, those. They go along with floppy disks. :D

    I once tried putting theme hospital on a floppy disk when I was really young. Ahh to be naive once again.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 23:49

    I couldn’t remember if I got that from here or www.mactalk.com.au

    I don't think I posted the list just a few of the items. I got it from TWIF I think.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:49

    Yep, those. They go along with floppy disks. :D

    we aren't allowed to even mention floppy disks in our ict lessons... we get shouted at :(

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 23:50

    we aren’t allowed to even mention floppy disks in our ict lessons… we get shouted at :(

    I remember having an entire years project backed up on a floppy disk. They were so damn flimsy.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:50

    I once tried putting theme hospital on a floppy disk when I was really young. Ahh to be naive once again.

    Theme Hospital! Awww, those were the days. I loved playing Sim City and Civilization around that time too. :)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:51

    we aren’t allowed to even mention floppy disks in our ict lessons… we get shouted at :(

    Why not?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:51

    I remember having an entire years project backed up on a floppy disk. They were so damn flimsy.

    The 3 1/2 one? Or the 5 1/4 one? :D

  • me12/04/2009 at 23:51

    I can come up with better than that

    i laughed for four hours all by myself in an empty house. i went to sleep and woke still laughing. i'm shedding a tear just thinking about it two days later. if you can beat that sir, you should be charging us for your audience.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 23:51

    Theme Hospital! Awww, those were the days. I loved playing Sim City and Civilization around that time too. :)

    *melts*

    Some of my favourite pc games right there. I'm a sucker for sim/strategies.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 23:52

    i laughed for four hours all by myself in an empty house. i went to sleep and woke still laughing. i’m shedding a tear just thinking about it two days later. if you can beat that sir, you should be charging us for your audience.

    Just send money

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:52

    Why not?

    apparently there is no point in mentioning them as they aren't used anymore and we wont need to know about them for our exam :/

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:52

    Some of my favourite pc games right there. I’m a sucker for sim/strategies.

    Yep, me too. :D Even went gaga over Command and Conquer - especially Red Alert 1.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 23:53

    The 3 1/2 one? Or the 5 1/4 one? :D

    3 1/2, I'm not that old!

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:53

    apparently there is no point in mentioning them as they aren’t used anymore and we wont need to know about them for our exam :/

    But they're part of history! We didn't start on CDs and DVDs. :O

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:53

    3 1/2, I’m not that old!

    :D

  • me12/04/2009 at 23:53

    Even went gaga over Command and Conquer - especially Red Alert 1.

    now you are talking!

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:54

    i laughed for four hours all by myself in an empty house. i went to sleep and woke still laughing. i’m shedding a tear just thinking about it two days later. if you can beat that sir, you should be charging us for your audience.

    :D

  • me12/04/2009 at 23:54

    But they’re part of history! We didn’t start on CDs and DVDs. :O

    agreed. mind you, so is mark twain, but apparently they don't talk about him either!

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 23:54

    Even went gaga over Command and Conquer - especially Red Alert 1.

    Good times. Have the entire series lying around.

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 23:54

    Some of my favourite pc games right there. I’m a sucker for sim/strategies.

    There were so many good PC games back in the day. I played Theme Hospital to death. I've just finished playing the remake of Broken Sword on DS too.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 23:54

    Spam to eject on drop.io

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 23:55

    There were so many good PC games back in the day. I played Theme Hospital to death. I’ve just finished playing the remake of Broken Sword on DS too.

    Just bought it! No voice acting makes me a sad panda but it's still oh so brilliant.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:55

    now you are talking!

    Bingo! :D Haha! Red Alert 1 easily one of the best games ever. :) Allied or Soviet? :)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:55

    agreed. mind you, so is mark twain, but apparently they don’t talk about him either!

    :D

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 23:55

    Bingo! :D Haha! Red Alert 1 easily one of the best games ever. :) Allied or Soviet? :)

    Soviet as they were red... :)

  • RG12/04/2009 at 23:56

    Spam to eject on drop.io

    WHO put that of Nick on there?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:56

    Good times. Have the entire series lying around.

    Was considering buying the entire boxset of C&C - it was available here for 20 pounds. But I'm not sure yet if I'll do it. ;)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 23:56

    Soviet as they were red… :)

    Haha! Gotta love those Tesla Coils. :D

  • me12/04/2009 at 23:56

    Spam to eject on drop.io

    i don't see it?

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 23:57

    i don’t see it?

    Gone now, auto refresh isn't always working btw

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 23:57

    Just bought it! No voice acting makes me a sad panda but it’s still oh so brilliant.

    Yeah, the lack of voices really hurts the game, especially for people who haven't played it before. I can still hear them all in my head though! "Yes, yes, carpets, yes!"

  • me12/04/2009 at 23:58

    Gone now, auto refresh isn’t always working btw

    i'm not putting that on my list!!

  • lou12/04/2009 at 23:58

    But they’re part of history! We didn’t start on CDs and DVDs. :O

    i know. i don't like our teacher as it is. tis okay cause the textbook says we need to learn it... so i am ;)

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 23:58

    i’m not putting that on my list!!

    :D

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 00:01

    Hola amigos. How we all doing?

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 00:02

    Right, I'm off to bed. Night everyone.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 00:02

    Hola amigos. How we all doing?

    You just missed the most intense end to a golf match in a while, and we live commented it.

    Well, when I say we, more like 2 of us and the rest took the mickey

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:03

    Hola amigos. How we all doing?

    hey sean. reminiscing on command&conquer, as well as floppy discs and theme hospital.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 00:03

    Night chris

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:03

    see ya chris.

  • Bassano Clapper13/04/2009 at 00:03

    Well, when I say we, more like 2 of us and the rest took the mickey

    Quite rightly so!

    G'night Chris

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 00:03

    Right, I’m off to bed. Night everyone.

    night mr awesome grid racer

  • RG13/04/2009 at 00:03

    Quite rightly so!

    Oi. It was greatly uncalled for.

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 00:06

    hey sean. reminiscing on command&conquer, as well as floppy discs and theme hospital.

    Ah, Command & Conquer, I remember that game. Twas a great game too.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 00:07

    hey sean. reminiscing on command&conquer, as well as floppy discs and theme hospital.

    *googles command and conquer*

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:08

    *googles command and conquer*

    oh shoot.

    lou, best game you ever played from yesteryear?

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 00:08

    Is it me or is the latest version of tweetdeck ruddy awful? Chrashes 10 or so times a day for me

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:10

    Is it me or is the latest version of tweetdeck ruddy awful? Chrashes 10 or so times a day for me

    all good for me. have you tried seesmic desktop? replacement for twhirl, but you have to ask for access.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 00:10

    oh shoot.

    :D sorry...

    lou, best game you ever played from yesteryear?

    i never really played computer games.. i played the sims... and a few games on my playstation one

    .... i kinda feel like i've been living in another world to everyone else..

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 00:10

    Man I have such an urge to play monkey island after all this classic gaming talk...

    "you fight like a dairy farmer!"

  • RG13/04/2009 at 00:10

    Man I have such an urge to play monkey island after all this classic gaming talk…

    Oh please don't persudae me.

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:11

    Man I have such an urge to play monkey island after all this classic gaming talk…

    monkey island... now there's a game.

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:11

    …. i kinda feel like i’ve been living in another world to everyone else..

    ps1, sooo, sonic?

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 00:11

    Oh please don’t persudae me.

    I'm Guybrush Threepwood, ghost busting stud!

  • lou13/04/2009 at 00:11

    ps1, sooo, sonic?

    kinda.....

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 00:12

    ps1, sooo, sonic?

    sonic wasnt on the ps1 you silly man!

    megadrive ;)

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:12

    kinda…..

    what else was on ps1? wipeout? or the crazy fox guy?

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:13

    sonic wasnt on the ps1 you silly man!

    oops. what was ps1 then?

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 00:13

    ps1 was all about Crash bandicoot wasn't it?

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:13

    sonic wasnt on the ps1 you silly man!

    erm.. tombraider?

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 00:14

    ps1 was all about Crash bandicoot wasn’t it?

    Crash, spyro, metal gear, final fantasy... all that jazz :)

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 00:14

    Crash, spyro, metal gear, final fantasy… all that jazz :)

    Meh, N64 was FAR greater imo.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 00:14

    Crash, spyro, metal gear, final fantasy… all that jazz :)

    Early versions of Wipeout

  • lou13/04/2009 at 00:15

    what else was on ps1? wipeout? or the crazy fox guy?

    i was never into games when i was younger... but from what i remember i played a lot of crash bandicot... spyro a strange dragon thing... and lots and lots and lots of V rally...

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 00:16

    ps1, sooo, sonic?

    w00t! Sonic! :D But no, he was on Sega Genesis, not Sony PS1.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 00:16

    sonic wasnt on the ps1 you silly man!

    megadrive ;)

    Over here, it was called Genesis. :)

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 00:16

    oops. what was ps1 then?

    Final Fantasy. :)

  • RG13/04/2009 at 00:17

    Early versions of Wipeout

    I played too much on Wipeout I think.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 00:17

    Crash, spyro, metal gear, final fantasy… all that jazz :)

    Yep, those. :D

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 00:17

    Over here, it was called Genesis. :)

    but megadrive sounds so mega

    ....drive

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 00:17

    i was never into games when i was younger… but from what i remember i played a lot of crash bandicot… spyro a strange dragon thing… and lots and lots and lots of V rally…

    I remember playing Nigel Mansell World Championship on the Genesis/Megadrive waaaay back. My first exposure to F1. And a fun game too. :D

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 00:18

    but megadrive sounds so mega

    ….drive

    But Genesis was great. It was the beginning of something new. ;)

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 00:19

    It's really strange that a racing game I used to play loads and love as a youngster turned out to be inspiration for a Muse song that I love now (as well as the band of course)...

  • RG13/04/2009 at 00:19

    I remember playing Nigel Mansell World Championship on the Genesis/Megadrive waaaay back. My first exposure to F1. And a fun game too. :D

    I think I had F1 2000 on the PS1, considering i have no recollection of watching f1 in 2000, im impressed in myself

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 00:19

    It’s really strange that a racing game I used to play loads and love as a youngster turned out to be inspiration for a Muse song that I love now (as well as the band of course)…

    Which song?

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 00:19

    I think I had F1 2000 on the PS1, considering i have no recollection of watching f1 in 2000, im impressed in myself

    Hahaha! That was the last great F1 PC game EA made. :)

  • lou13/04/2009 at 00:20

    I think I had F1 2000 on the PS1, considering i have no recollection of watching f1 in 2000, im impressed in myself

    i have F1 2001... i think... and yeah i wasn't really following f1 then either :)

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 00:20

    We can go further back! Donkey Kong, anyone? :D

  • RG13/04/2009 at 00:20

    Hahaha! That was the last great F1 PC game EA made. :)

    I don't think it was by EA actually

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 00:21

    It’s really strange that a racing game I used to play loads and love as a youngster turned out to be inspiration for a Muse song that I love now (as well as the band of course)…

    top gear on the nes:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFucmKJEV9g

    bliss by muse:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrROiUNwgCM

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:21

    We can go further back! Donkey Kong, anyone? :D

    on a ye olde arcade machine (10p a game), yup.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 00:21

    I don’t think it was by EA actually

    Sure? Who made it then? I remember it being EA because they've been selling repackaged versions of it as discounted prices here.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 00:21

    on a ye olde arcade machine (10p a game), yup.

    Didn't you have Nintendo's Family Computer (Famicom) there?

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:22

    Over here, it was called Genesis. :)

    neo geo?

  • RG13/04/2009 at 00:22

    Well, nice recolecting with you, I think Theme Hospital is now on the PSP store, so I might buy it. Night.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 00:22

    Well, nice recolecting with you, I think Theme Hospital is now on the PSP store, so I might buy it. Night.

    enjoy! Rg to the psychiatry please!

    night :P

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 00:23

    Well, nice recolecting with you, I think Theme Hospital is now on the PSP store, so I might buy it. Night.

    Night.

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:23

    Didn’t you have Nintendo’s Family Computer (Famicom) there?

    i remember playing donkey kong in a pub, whilst senna and mansell were racing on the tv in the background. i really have no idea what year that was though.

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:23

    see ya r.g.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 00:25

    Well, nice recolecting with you, I think Theme Hospital is now on the PSP store, so I might buy it. Night.

    Haha! Most of them are reselling those older games now for the PSP. Sega even has a package of 30 old games (including Sonic 1-3 + Knuckles) for the PSP.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 00:25

    i remember playing donkey kong in a pub, whilst senna and mansell were racing on the tv in the background. i really have no idea what year that was though.

    Jerez 1986, maybe?

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:26

    Jerez 1986, maybe?

    not one particular race, just generally.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 00:28

    lou's just reminded me of one of the best and most addictive pc games ever...

    ...rollercoaster tycoon!!

  • lou13/04/2009 at 00:28

    Well, nice recolecting with you, I think Theme Hospital is now on the PSP store, so I might buy it. Night.

    night RG :)

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:32

    …rollercoaster tycoon!!

    i think christine will be annoyed to find she's come back and missed this conversation.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 00:34

    i think christine will be annoyed to find she’s come back and missed this conversation.

    haha :D is she an rct fan then?

    I could spend hours on that just making parks, and not even in the 'ill end this rollercoaster so everyone flies off' way!

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:35

    haha :D is she an rct fan then?

    that and similar games. i think she's also a big ps1 geek, but i could be wrong.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 00:36

    i think christine will be annoyed to find she’s come back and missed this conversation.

    :) we can always have to conversation again ;) did christine like all the games that i've had to google tonight? (aka the ones you guys have been talking about)

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:37

    :) we can always have to conversation again ;) did christine like all the games that i’ve had to google tonight? (aka the ones you guys have been talking about)

    honestly no clue.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 00:37

    honestly no clue.

    :D we'll have to ask her when she gets back then :)

  • Jeremy13/04/2009 at 00:38

    moon patrol anyone?

  • lou13/04/2009 at 00:39

    :D we’ll have to ask her when she gets back then :)

    i've just noticed i have a tendency to use way too many smileys in a sentence. sorry about that.

  • Jeremy13/04/2009 at 00:39
  • me13/04/2009 at 00:39

    moon patrol anyone?

    oooh, was that atari?

  • Jeremy13/04/2009 at 00:39

    i’ve just noticed i have a tendency to use way too many smileys in a sentence. sorry about that.

    Giggles II - the giggly girl

  • Jeremy13/04/2009 at 00:40

    oooh, was that atari?

    Apple II puhleeese!

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:40

    Apple II puhleeese!

    oh. i think i mighta played it on the atari that took cartridges.

  • Jeremy13/04/2009 at 00:43

    I remember the first game we ever got was space invaders. what a cliché. I'm sure we made Dad buy it for himself for father's day. Poor man.

  • Jeremy13/04/2009 at 00:44

    oh. i think i mighta played it on the atari that took cartridges.

    It was made by Atari. Those were the days (sigh)...

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:44
  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 00:45

    that.is.much.awesomeness.

    According to the news link on that site, he;s copied someone from New York that did the same thing.

  • Jeremy13/04/2009 at 00:46

    loved the cupcake reference and the time machine one. 'this isn't the movies you know!'

  • Alenyaa13/04/2009 at 00:47

    Sure? Who made it then? I remember it being EA because they’ve been selling repackaged versions of it as discounted prices here.

    There were two versions of the game actually, one by EA, and one by a company I don't remember.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 00:49

    There were two versions of the game actually, one by EA, and one by a company I don’t remember.

    EA and Sony had the F1 license at the time.

  • me13/04/2009 at 00:50

    EA and Sony had the F1 license at the time.

    bernie is such a tart.

  • Bassano Clapper13/04/2009 at 00:50

    Craig from Melbourne - FasterLouder.com.au

    that.is.much.awesomeness.

    :D

    For Sale - This Lamppost

    You may need a spade

    :D :)

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 00:54

    bernie is such a tart.

    surprised he never threatened to sue for using F1 in their name ;)

    Although this worries me now he's fussy about it with codemasters game...

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 01:01

    Although this worries me now he’s fussy about it with codemasters game…

    Don't worry, they'll be fine... assuming they can get it released ASAP.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 01:02

    Don’t worry, they’ll be fine… assuming they can get it released ASAP.

    They've already got over the Hamilton licensing issue which pleases me, I remember when f1 97 had 'Driver One' for jacques Villeneuve... things like that annoy me, even if it was Villeneuve :P

  • me13/04/2009 at 01:04

    They’ve already got over the Hamilton licensing issue which pleases me, I remember when f1 97 had ‘Driver One’ for jacques Villeneuve… things like that annoy me, even if it was Villeneuve :P

    had no idea they had issues. did hamilton request more money or something?

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 01:04

    They’ve already got over the Hamilton licensing issue which pleases me, I remember when f1 97 had ‘Driver One’ for jacques Villeneuve… things like that annoy me, even if it was Villeneuve :P

    They had licensing issues with Hamilton? I remember the NBA gamemakers having licensing issues with Michael Jordan in the 1990s. :D

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 01:05

    had no idea they had issues. did hamilton request more money or something?

    He signed a deal with EA last year... for no apparent reason it seems as nothing has been annoucned in a year plus if EA dont have the F1 license nothing will be official. But they had his name in the same way in 1997 another company had the rights to Jacques name with his own game and they refused to let Psygnosis use Jacques name.

    But obviously a deal has been agreed to allow it as Codemasters confirmed it :)

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 01:07

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/ea-sports-signs-lewis-hamilton

    2 years ago...

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 01:15
  • me13/04/2009 at 01:17

    2 years ago…

    ahh cheers.

  • me13/04/2009 at 01:18
  • Jeremy13/04/2009 at 01:20

    what the heck is this?

    remember those VHS tapes we were talking about?

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 01:20

    what the heck is this?

    Back at the beginning of the ITV coverage, they had a special primetime show all about F1. It was hosted by Clive James, who did great work voicing over the F1 Season Reviews of 1982 and 1986.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 01:20

    remember those VHS tapes we were talking about?

    :D

  • me13/04/2009 at 01:21

    Back at the beginning of the ITV coverage, they had a special primetime show all about F1. It was hosted by Clive James, who did great work voicing over the F1 Season Reviews of 1982 and 1986.

    this.is.genius!

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 01:21

    what the heck is this?

    I really want tow atch it but the VHS quality of skipping and images cutting out is so annoying!

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 01:23

    I really want tow atch it but the VHS quality of skipping and images cutting out is so annoying!

    I'm not watching, just listening. That's still annoying, but not quite as annoying.

  • me13/04/2009 at 01:24

    I’m not watching, just listening. That’s still annoying, but not quite as annoying.

    f1 racing just got a shout out!

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 01:24

    I’m not watching, just listening. That’s still annoying, but not quite as annoying.

    Clive's bit on Katayama was genius! :D

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 01:25

    Clive’s bit on Katayama was genius! :D

    Yep.

  • me13/04/2009 at 01:27

    Clive’s bit on Katayama was genius! :D

    i had no idea hill had a sense of humour.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 01:28

    i had no idea hill had a sense of humour.

    didnt you see his acting shine through on his legendary pizza ad?

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 01:28

    sarcasm doesnt come through so well on text... hmm.

  • me13/04/2009 at 01:29

    didnt you see his acting shine through on his legendary pizza ad?

    :)

    i want more, journeyer, is there a part 2?

  • me13/04/2009 at 01:29

    i want more, journeyer, is there a part 2?

    oh wait. i found it!

  • me13/04/2009 at 01:37

    schumacher is wearing a kimi cap.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 01:37

    schumacher is wearing a kimi cap.

    as in too big for him?.... or a red one?..

  • me13/04/2009 at 01:38

    as in too big for him?…. or a red one?..

    square. not curved.

  • me13/04/2009 at 01:40

    journeyer, i loved that. thank you so much. unexpected, but brilliant.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 01:40

    square. not curved.

    oh... not good.

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 01:41

    journeyer, i loved that. thank you so much. unexpected, but brilliant.

    Agreed.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 01:44

    journeyer, i loved that. thank you so much. unexpected, but brilliant.

    You're welcome. :D Found it by accident, really, but when I saw Clive, I knew it would be brilliant. :)

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 01:45

    That was really funny and very good to watch :) Young rubens!

  • lou13/04/2009 at 01:46

    journeyer, i loved that. thank you so much. unexpected, but brilliant.

    agreed i've just finished watching it :) all the drivers appear to get on pretty well, we don't see that any more. we need a program like this again....

  • lou13/04/2009 at 01:47

    anyways, it's getting really really really late and i should have been in bed ages ago. so i'll say g'night ;) x

  • me13/04/2009 at 01:47

    see ya lou.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 01:47

    heading off now as time seems to go a lot quicker than i realise... already nearly 3am!

    night everyone :)

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 01:49

    Night Lou and LUkeh.

  • me13/04/2009 at 01:50

    see ya luke.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 01:52

    agreed i’ve just finished watching it :) all the drivers appear to get on pretty well, we don’t see that any more. we need a program like this again….

    Most drivers still do get on pretty well. Alonso, Kubica, and Trulli are been good friends, and I think they're starting to get along well with Massa. ;) Lewis and Nico are good pals, too, as are Heikki and Kimi.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 01:52

    Good night Brawn folks. :D

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 01:52

    Ayt, time for breakfast. Later. :D

  • me13/04/2009 at 01:53

    Ayt, time for breakfast. Later. :D

    catch ya later sir.

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 01:54

    See ya.

  • me13/04/2009 at 02:47

    how to make a record (for lou):

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 03:07

    Sidepodcast educational program?

    You can see why records don't sound as good as more modern media.

  • Amy13/04/2009 at 05:00

    I just went F1 shopping. How easy it is to spend money when one is F1 shopping.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 05:31

    I just went F1 shopping. How easy it is to spend money when one is F1 shopping.

    F1 shopping? What did you buy?

  • Amy13/04/2009 at 05:32

    F1 shopping? What did you buy?

    2 books, a coffee mug and a picture for my wall :D

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 05:35

    2 books, a coffee mug and a picture for my wall :D

    Cool. Which books did you buy?

  • Amy13/04/2009 at 05:37

    Cool. Which books did you buy?

    To Finish First by Phil Kerr, and one called "Formula One in Melbourne: The First 10 Years" that apparently came out in 2005 but I'd never seen it before.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 05:39

    To Finish First by Phil Kerr, and one called “Formula One in Melbourne: The First 10 Years” that apparently came out in 2005 but I’d never seen it before.

    Interesting. Never heard of either before. :)

  • Amy13/04/2009 at 05:51

    Interesting. Never heard of either before. :)

    There is some fantastic photos in the Melbourne book, but it really does emphasise how tiny the crowds are now compared to what they were in the early part of the decade. They don't put up half the grandstands now, and they certainly don't helicopter in yachts so the lake looks good anymore!

    A lot of the grandstands that don't exist anymore are in good spots. I'd buy tickets for them if they were still around!

  • Christine13/04/2009 at 07:09

    This morning I had to swab the decks. Always thought it sounded exciting but actually just involves a mop.

  • Stuart C13/04/2009 at 07:31

    Always thought it sounded exciting but actually just involves a mop.

    You could have enlivened it by making pirate noises, perhaps...

    I think Theme Hospital is now on the PSP store

    How extraordinary. That game gave me my break: I was the production assistant on a PC mag and wrote a review of Theme Hospital to fill some space. The publisher liked it enough to give me a full-time writing job instead...

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 07:38

    This morning I had to swab the decks. Always thought it sounded exciting but actually just involves a mop.

    Swab the decks, matey! Arg! Shiver me timbers! :D

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 07:39

    You could have enlivened it by making pirate noises, perhaps…

    Exactly! :D

    How extraordinary. That game gave me my break: I was the production assistant on a PC mag and wrote a review of Theme Hospital to fill some space. The publisher liked it enough to give me a full-time writing job instead…

    Wow... How did you get into F1, then?

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 07:48

    Hello again everyone.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 07:48

    Hello again everyone.

    Hey Sean. No one else here yet, I think.

    Ugh - bad headache.

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 07:51

    Ugh - bad headache.

    I hate headaches.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 07:52

    I hate headaches.

    Who likes them? ;)

    Not the best way to end my vacation. I start working from home tomorrow. :(

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 07:54

    Not the best way to end my vacation. I start working from home tomorrow. :(

    Better than working from an office. ;)

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 07:54

    Better than working from an office. ;)

    I start doing that on Thursday. :D But still, work is work. :(

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 07:56

    I start doing that on Thursday. :D But still, work is work. :(

    True. At least your getting paid though.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 08:01

    True. At least your getting paid though.

    True. Then again, I wouldn't wanna work if I wasn't getting paid. :D

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 08:06

    True. Then again, I wouldn’t wanna work if I wasn’t getting paid. :D

    It's why I don't have a job, no one wants to pay me.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 08:06

    It’s why I don’t have a job, no one wants to pay me.

    What course did you take up in Uni?

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 08:10

    What course did you take up in Uni?

    I'm doing a Bachelor of Arts.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 08:10

    I’m doing a Bachelor of Arts.

    I see... Hmmm... Which major?

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 08:12

    I see… Hmmm… Which major?

    Atm, I don't have one. I'm taking subjects in a few different areas to see where it leads.

  • Selidor13/04/2009 at 08:13

    Stupid Batracer. I fail to see how a lap can be "Excellent" if I "Almost spun" :(

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 08:15

    Stupid Batracer. I fail to see how a lap can be “Excellent” if I “Almost spun” :(

    Where did you qualify?

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 08:16

    Atm, I don’t have one. I’m taking subjects in a few different areas to see where it leads.

    I see. Good luck with that. :)

  • Selidor13/04/2009 at 08:16

    15th - last in Q2 by some margin. My team mate was 4th in the same session with his own "Excellent lap"

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 08:18

    15th - last in Q2 by some margin. My team mate was 4th in the same session with his own “Excellent lap”

    15th eh? One spot ahead of me...

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 08:18

    I see. Good luck with that. :)

    Cheers. We'll see.

  • Selidor13/04/2009 at 08:19

    15th eh? One spot ahead of me…

    ...Its on buddy! :P

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 08:21

    …Its on buddy! :P

    Well, the thing is you see, I always set the 'push harder when behind this player' to the person that qualifies one spot ahead of me...;)

  • Christine13/04/2009 at 08:22

    That's it, the boating is over. Now in the car on the way home. Definitely getting withdrawal symptoms from SPC now.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 08:24

    That’s it, the boating is over. Now in the car on the way home. Definitely getting withdrawal symptoms from SPC now.

    Awww! :) We were talking about Rollercoaster Tycoon last night. Does it ring a bell? We were talking about old video games. :)

  • Christine13/04/2009 at 08:26

    Awww! :) We were talking about Rollercoaster Tycoon last night. Does it ring a bell? We were talking about old video games. :)

    Absolutely! I was more a fan of theme park though.

  • Selidor13/04/2009 at 08:28

    Absolutely! I was more a fan of theme park though.

    Theme Park and Theme Hospital were the best.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 08:31

    Theme Park and Theme Hospital were the best.

    Awww, shame you weren't around last night! :D We were talking about old video games - and which ones are being sold again. ;)

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 08:34

    Absolutely! I was more a fan of theme park though.

    How can you prefer theme park over RCT?? unless you like the ride on bit?! slthough RCT3 has that :)

  • Christine13/04/2009 at 08:39

    I guess I just had more access to Theme Park than RCT, haven't played any of the more recent iterations either.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 08:41

    Awww, shame you weren’t around last night! :D We were talking about old video games - and which ones are being sold again. ;)

    Anyone who has a Wii should get Broken Sword, it's just been re-released and it's one of my favourite games of all time.. Can't reccomend the DS version quite as much though, there are no voices on it and it just isn't the same without them.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 08:42

    I guess I just had more access to Theme Park than RCT, haven’t played any of the more recent iterations either.

    fair do's :) they were both pretty fun.

    i loveed theme hospital when you had to pop peoples heads when they got bloated :D

  • Christine13/04/2009 at 08:43

    How annoyed should I be that the sun has come out and there are blue skies now my holiday is over?

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 08:43

    Just checked BAT racer, on the second row in my torro rosso!

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 08:46

    How annoyed should I be that the sun has come out and there are blue skies now my holiday is over?

    British weather for you right there. :D

  • Scott in Italy (what off season?)13/04/2009 at 09:32

    Did anyone catch the motogp race last night, in Qatar. 5 minutes to race time, and everything was fine. The 5 minute warning went up, and within about 2 minutes, it poured. I could have sworn that Bernie must be involved....

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 09:36

    Did anyone catch the motogp race last night, in Qatar. 5 minutes to race time, and everything was fine. The 5 minute warning went up, and within about 2 minutes, it poured. I could have sworn that Bernie must be involved….

    Haha! Some said it was those folks at SBK that were behind it. ;) Whoever it was, it hasn't faced Dorna - they'll try running the race tonight, 7 PM BST.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 09:36

    Fazed, rather. ;)

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 09:45

    I could have sworn that Bernie must be involved….

    :D

  • Scott in Italy (what off season?)13/04/2009 at 09:47

    Haha! Some said it was those folks at SBK that were behind it. ;) Whoever it was, it hasn’t faced Dorna - they’ll try running the race tonight, 7 PM BST.

    I'll be watching again, I hope, depends what my tv station wants to do.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 09:49

    Morning chaps

    I’ll be watching again, I hope, depends what my tv station wants to do.

    Yeah, doubt there is much on tonight anyway. Would have thought rescheduling it during the day would have made more sense.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 09:55

    I’ll be watching again, I hope, depends what my tv station wants to do.

    Fingers crossed, we'll see it live this time. I think it was slightly delayed yesterday. The fact that it starts earlier helps me as well. :)

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 09:56

    Yeah, doubt there is much on tonight anyway. Would have thought rescheduling it during the day would have made more sense.

    And look like they're admitting fault? No way that would happen!

  • Scott in Italy (what off season?)13/04/2009 at 09:59

    Yeah, doubt there is much on tonight anyway. Would have thought rescheduling it during the day would have made more sense.

    Morning RG, they've been training under lights for 2 days so they have to keep it as close to the same conditions.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:04

    Morning RG, they’ve been training under lights for 2 days so they have to keep it as close to the same conditions.

    But if they can race at night, surely they can race in the daylight? Besides, day races have been held at Qatar before, and everyone on the grid have raced on those dry races at some point (125, 250, or MotoGP).

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 10:06

    Morning everyone

    How annoyed should I be that the sun has come out and there are blue skies now my holiday is over?

    :( thats a shame. Hope you had a good time though nevertheless!

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)13/04/2009 at 10:07

    But if they can race at night, surely they can race in the daylight? Besides, day races have been held at Qatar before, and everyone on the grid have raced on those dry races at some point (125, 250, or MotoGP).

    probably an issue with the heat - I think it's one reason the race is at nighttime.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 10:07

    Theme Park and Theme Hospital were the best.

    Oh god don't get me going again after last night's discussion :D

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:09

    Oh god don’t get me going again after last night’s discussion :D

    Wait for Christine to come back, then get going again. ;)

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 10:09

    Morning everyone

    Morning.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:09

    Fantasy Racers:

    Do I get Kubica? And if I do, do I drop Kimi or Nico?

    Hmmm...

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:14

    Do I get Kubica? And if I do, do I drop Kimi or Nico?

    Ugh - I'll just wait for the diffuser hearing tomorrow and decide based on how that turns out.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 10:15

    But if they can race at night, surely they can race in the daylight? Besides, day races have been held at Qatar before, and everyone on the grid have raced on those dry races at some point (125, 250, or MotoGP).

    Yeah but it would be alot warmer during the day, so issues with tyres - setups, some teams were saying they wouldnt have enough fuel left to do another warm up and a race.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 10:16

    Ugh - I’ll just wait for the diffuser hearing tomorrow and decide based on how that turns out.

    If i were a betting man, i'd put my future life earnings on them being classed as legal

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:20

    Yeah but it would be alot warmer during the day, so issues with tyres - setups, some teams were saying they wouldnt have enough fuel left to do another warm up and a race.

    Good point - but surely, if they were gonna do a rerun, they'd want to AVOID the rain? If it rains again tonight, they're gonna look silly for wanting to rerun at night.

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)13/04/2009 at 10:20

    Ugh - I’ll just wait for the diffuser hearing tomorrow and decide based on how that turns out.

    Good piece of advice. I'll be waiting too.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:20

    If i were a betting man, i’d put my future life earnings on them being classed as legal

    yup, that's what i thought. but this is the FIA, so you can never be sure.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:21

    Good piece of advice. I’ll be waiting too.

    And be quick about it. I'm sure many others will be thinking the same thing, so the prices may fluctuate.

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)13/04/2009 at 10:21

    but this is the FIA, so you can never be sure.

    I think that's the slogan for F1 for the whole year...

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 10:21

    Do I get Kubica? And if I do, do I drop Kimi or Nico?

    Yes, on history he is a finisher that has been unlucky this year. He and Alonso are going very cheap.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 10:22

    Have they changed BATracer so you only get 1 warmup lap now or something?

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:22

    Yes, on history he is a finisher that has been unlucky this year. He and Alonso are going very cheap.

    Yup, that's why I'm leaning on getting him. Who I'd drop to get him is the trickier bit.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:23

    Yup, that’s why I’m leaning on getting him. Who I’d drop to get him is the trickier bit.

    Alonso, I'm a little less certain on. That car just looks anonymous right now, and it doesn't like it'll improve much compared to the BMWs and Ferraris around it. I say Nick at 7.3 is a better deal than Alonso at 7.0.

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 10:23

    Who do you have? I had Adrian and Rubens and I swopped them for Fernando and Robert

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:24

    Who do you have? I had Adrian and Rubens and I swopped them for Fernando and Robert

    I have the Brawns, Jarno, Kimi, and Nico. If the diffusers are declared legal, I'll drop Kimi for Robert - Kimi just isn't motivated enough. If they're declared illegal, on the other hand, I'll drop Nico - I don't see Williams coming back from that kind of setback, with their limited funds.

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 10:25

    Alonso, I’m a little less certain on. That car just looks anonymous right now, and it doesn’t like it’ll improve much compared to the BMWs and Ferraris around it. I say Nick at 7.3 is a better deal than Alonso at 7.0.

    Ferny is not likely to win but the KERS on the start is fairly awesome. Nick looks out of it this season.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:26

    Ferny is not likely to win but the KERS on the start is fairly awesome. Nick looks out of it this season.

    2nd at Sepang may reignite his form. He's also finished every race for who knows how long now - that's a points guarantee, right there.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:27

    Big question is: what time will we find out the verdict? Will we even find out tomorrow, or will we have to wait?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 10:27

    Have they changed BATracer so you only get 1 warmup lap now or something?

    You've only ever been able to get 1 warm up lap?! Thats all ive had over the last 3 races

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 10:27

    I have the Brawns, Jarno, Kimi, and Nico. If the diffusers are declared legal, I’ll drop Kimi for Robert - Kimi just isn’t motivated enough. If they’re declared illegal, on the other hand, I’ll drop Nico - I don’t see Williams coming back from that kind of setback, with their limited funds.

    Kimi has eventually joined into the spirit of things at circus ferrarius - so he would be my choice.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 10:28

    You’ve only ever been able to get 1 warm up lap?! Thats all ive had over the last 3 races

    You used to get 4 or 5 laps before the 2009 season was made, just seems a littls strange

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)13/04/2009 at 10:29

    Big question is: what time will we find out the verdict? Will we even find out tomorrow, or will we have to wait?

    The decision will probably be held over to a three week "quiet patch" on the calendar :( Joking aside, I hope it's quick and we can get on with things. I think it will be legal.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:32

    Kimi has eventually joined into the spirit of things at circus ferrarius - so he would be my choice.

    Yup, he's my primary choice too. But it's a good thing I held onto him longer - I almost let him go before Sepang. He and Robert may be both on 0 points, but Kimi's done more laps, and that's helped my score.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:32

    The decision will probably be held over to a three week “quiet patch” on the calendar :( Joking aside, I hope it’s quick and we can get on with things. I think it will be legal.

    We won't have any 3 week quiet patches, I think - with the late season start. ;) I really hope they make a quick decision.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:33

    You used to get 4 or 5 laps before the 2009 season was made, just seems a littls strange

    Maybe it's because of the new regs? Just a guess.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 10:34

    Maybe it’s because of the new regs? Just a guess.

    Yeah possibly. Just another thing to moan at the FIA for ;)

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 10:34

    Nick looks out of it this season.

    I like Nick and for many years was my number one driver, he is a really nice guy and very smooth and technical as a driver. Makes the most of wet conditions and race confusion, but personally he has grown into the role of Cinderella that does not get to the ball or even get to met his fairy godmother.

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 10:38

    Yup, he’s my primary choice too. But it’s a good thing I held onto him longer - I almost let him go before Sepang. He and Robert may be both on 0 points, but Kimi’s done more laps, and that’s helped my score.

    Remember it is not good to keep a driver who is declining in value as it reduces your choice. So it is not just points scored. The trick is to buy low just before a race where the driver is expected to do well.

  • Flibster13/04/2009 at 10:44

    Oh dear Sutil - thats something you really shouldn't have said... however funny it is. :D

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:44

    Remember it is not good to keep a driver who is declining in value as it reduces your choice. So it is not just points scored. The trick is to buy low just before a race where the driver is expected to do well.

    Well, good point there, but it's still the scoring that counts - not to mention Robert had a higher value pre-Sepang too. :D

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:44

    Oh dear Sutil - thats something you really shouldn’t have said… however funny it is. :D

    Which one?

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 10:45

    I like Nick and for many years was my number one driver, he is a really nice guy and very smooth and technical as a driver. Makes the most of wet conditions and race confusion, but personally he has grown into the role of Cinderella that does not get to the ball or even get to met his fairy godmother.

    Surely he has to win sooner or later... right?

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 10:46

    Well, good point there, but it’s still the scoring that counts - not to mention Robert had a higher value pre-Sepang too. :D

    How often does a BMW retire though? That is why to invest him just now.

  • Flibster13/04/2009 at 10:46

    Which one?

    "I have no idea how he (Hamilton) has got so many punishments. Slowly you start to ask yourself why it always happens to him. Is it his skin colour?"

    :D

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 10:58

    “I have no idea how he (Hamilton) has got so many punishments. Slowly you start to ask yourself why it always happens to him. Is it his skin colour?”

    No, he is somewhat arrogant and makes more racing mistakes than most other drivers and attracts too much attention to himself. Even if Hamilton were to move teams he would still attract controversy. The public might be taken in with his recent sorry statement but remember Hamilton could not admit to his error at Canada when he went into the back of Kimi's car in the pitlane.

  • Jackie13/04/2009 at 11:01

    No, he is somewhat arrogant and makes more racing mistakes than most other drivers and attracts too much attention to himself. Even if Hamilton were to move teams he would still attract controversy. The public might be taken in with his recent sorry statement but remember Hamilton could not admit to his error at Canada when he went into the back of Kimi’s car in the pitlane.

    *runs and hides and dons hard hat*

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 11:04

    “I have no idea how he (Hamilton) has got so many punishments. Slowly you start to ask yourself why it always happens to him. Is it his skin colour?”

    But then most people think he is very similar to Schumacher. If that were the case, why is Hamilton getting much more punishment?

    It's not the color of his skin, but the color of his car, that is going against him.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 11:14

    After Moto GP last night and the Sepang wetness we saw last weekend.....

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74445

    *clears throat*

    ahahahahahahahahahaha

    that is all :D

  • Flibster13/04/2009 at 11:16

    Has no one learnt the lesson about night racing then?

    Of course not...

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 11:20

    ahahahahahahahahahaha

    so much for listening to Rossi, then. ;) does that mean the recession is over? they just didn't push through with it this year because they lost their government funding for it.

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 11:37

    But then most people think he is very similar to Schumacher. If that were the case, why is Hamilton getting much more punishment?

    I agree he is no worse but Michael also got his fair share of penalties and remains tarnished. Basically because of the higher stakes drivers from Prost, Senna onwards have pushed the envelop of sporting fairness. Consequently rules have had to be increasingly strictly enforced. I am not saying there are no biases and FIA is always fair. Considering Lewis (with his team) accused another team of cheating to gain points (and the team did not cheat) he was lucky to just loss his points in Australia. Bearing false accusation againster a competitor as the reigning World Champion could get you stripped of your tittle in other sports. The FIA has been stricter with other people: e.g. Thomas Enge losing his F3000 championship because he failed a marijuana test (he also proclaimed innocence).

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 11:40

    The FIA has been stricter with other people: e.g. Thomas Enge losing his F3000 championship because he failed a marijuana test (he also proclaimed innocence).

    woahwoah. you cant honestly compare someone who lied and someone who took drugs?! Thomas Enge deserved to loose his title, drugs give you performance advantages!!!!

  • Flibster13/04/2009 at 11:42

    woahwoah. you cant honestly compare someone who lied and someone who took drugs?! Thomas Enge deserved to loose his title, drugs give you performance advantages!!!!

    Sorry? marijuana gives you a performance advantage?

    Only if they tell you that you can have a whole pack of mars bars at the end of the race...

  • Alenyaa13/04/2009 at 11:45

    Maybe it’s because of the new regs? Just a guess.

    Read series info ;)

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 11:46

    Sorry? marijuana gives you a performance advantage?

    i have no idea about different drugs, but taking an illegal substance is just plain against the rules, thats a clear cut judgement.

    Lewis was told to lie, and yes he should have known better, but Dave is a trusted senior member of the team, if she says something to you, you trust him that its the right thing to do. Of course it was wrong in hindsight, but i think it should all just get left alone.

    I was talking to a friend last night about F1 and he said to me "you never know who's wont anymore, 'oooh look he's won, but actually he's get DQ'd and the guy in 6th place will win'" which is so true, lets just leave it, and get on with racing. any other sport and i'd have given up with it because of the intervention of the FIA, but for some reason im sticking with F1, but if we keep getting to a place where we dont know who's won, then i cant say i have the patience to stick with it much longer

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 11:47

    a trusted senior member of the team, if she says.....

    *HE

  • Jackie13/04/2009 at 11:49

    i have no idea about different drugs, but taking an illegal substance is just plain against the rules, thats a clear cut judgement.

    And how about fraud?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 11:50

    And how about fraud?

    im not saying its not clear cut, but it was a 1 race thing, it got dealt with and now we should just move on.

    if someone cheats the whole way through a championship (Through drug abuse) then thats clear cut too.

    i just want to get out of the mind set that its ok to mess about with the results, i hate it.

  • Amy13/04/2009 at 11:50

    It saddens me their appearance in front of the WMSC is still 2 weeks away because I'm so sick of hearing about it

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 11:51

    It saddens me their appearance in front of the WMSC is still 2 weeks away because I’m so sick of hearing about it

    exactly!

  • RG13/04/2009 at 11:51

    It saddens me their appearance in front of the WMSC is still 2 weeks away because I’m so sick of hearing about it

    You and me both Amy.

  • Alenyaa13/04/2009 at 11:52

    EA and Sony had the F1 license at the time.

    I would like it noted I once lapped Brazil in under a minute in the EA version :D

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 11:52

    woahwoah. you cant honestly compare someone who lied and someone who took drugs?! Thomas Enge deserved to loose his title, drugs give you performance advantages!!!!

    I can assure you a can of Red Bull is more likely to be performance enhancing than marijuana, similarly a double espresso. It is just that we have Victorian attitudes towards certain substances. Sorry I think this lie is far worse as the advantages gained by a team where more significant. Sure steroids taken by an athlete is wrong, not so much the substance, but it provides unfair advantage - viz is cheating. If the Macca's deceit had not been picked up, can you honestly saying there was no unfair advantage?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 11:54

    can you honestly saying there was no unfair advantage?

    of course there was an unfair advantage, and it got picked up, and now its been dealt with. but you think mcclaren getting banned for a few races (and let us not forget that Heikki had no place in this debarcle but he'll get punished for the rest of the teams actions) is good for the sport?

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 12:00

    if someone cheats the whole way through a championship (Through drug abuse) then thats clear cut too.

    Firstly there was only tested once and Thomas claims he had no knowledge of taking the substance. All it takes is for someone to give you a piece of herb cake unknowingly and you are tested at the wrong time!

    If you applied this (marijuana test) to professional soccer players - most of the field would be excluded. In Rugby you get a warning and repeated cases will get you expelled from matches.

    Macca/Lewis committed fraud - there is really no denying this. His sorry statements have saved him further punishment but I think he has given the FIA more rope with which to hang the team.

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 12:02

    but you think mcclaren getting banned for a few races (and let us not forget that Heikki had no place in this debarcle but he’ll get punished for the rest of the teams actions) is good for the sport?

    Sorry I have never actually said they should get banned from races, but to falsely accuse another team of cheating is hardly good for the sport.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 12:02

    If you applied this (marijuana test) to professional soccer players - most of the field would be excluded. In Rugby you get a warning and repeated cases will get you expelled from matches.

    Matt Stevens was tested positive for cocaine but he got sacked from Bath and given a two year ban for playing in rugby.

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 12:05

    Matt Stevens was tested positive for cocaine but he got sacked from Bath and given a two year ban for playing in rugby.

    I did specify marijuana and punishment is not consistent even in soccer. Please I am not say it is right to take such substances, I am just saying it is perceived by our society to be more criminal that it really is.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:05

    Firstly there was only tested once and Thomas claims he had no knowledge of taking the substance. All it takes is for someone to give you a piece of herb cake unknowingly and you are tested at the wrong time!

    this is true, but through the WMSC/Appeal court he was found to have taken it intentionally.

    If you applied this (marijuana test) to professional soccer players - most of the field would be excluded. In Rugby you get a warning and repeated cases will get you expelled from matches.

    just because it happens it dosent make it right!! and football players over here have drugs tests and get banned for such uses of them.

    Macca/Lewis committed fraud - there is really no denying this. His sorry statements have saved him further punishment but I think he has given the FIA more rope with which to hang the team.

    and the FIA are going to hang the team, but are you saying its right? are you saying that we shouldnt know if mcclaren are going to be racing in spain? i want to be able to switch the tv off at hte end of the day and know who's won the races, this applys to the lewis/mclaren/trulli thing and it applys to the diffuser row. im sick of protests and hearings, they ruin the sport

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:11

    I did specify marijuana and punishment is not consistent even in soccer.

    2004 - Rio Ferdinand got banned for 8 months and fined £50,000 just for missing a drugs test

    you think thats not consistant?

    in 2005, Middlesborough footballer Abel Xavier got an 18 month ban for failing a drugs test...

    im confused as to how you think drugs testing and failure are not consistant in football?

  • me13/04/2009 at 12:12

    uh oh. christine's back. house not tidy. daily post coming shortly. oops.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:13

    uh oh. christine’s back. house not tidy. daily post coming shortly. oops.

    BUSTED!

  • me13/04/2009 at 12:14

    BUSTED!

    hehe.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 12:14

    uh oh. christine’s back. house not tidy. daily post coming shortly. oops.

    Have you been playing with

    'This is a demonstration of WireCast'

    all day?

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 12:14

    uh oh. christine’s back. house not tidy. daily post coming shortly. oops.

    to quote when you get caught in primary school...

    ommmmmmmm

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:15

    hehe.

    i also love the fact that instead of cleaning up, or writing the daily post, you decide to tell us instead :P love it

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 12:15

    http://msn.planetf1.com/story/0,18954,3213_5182869,00.html

    Hhmm...........

  • me13/04/2009 at 12:15

    Have you been playing with

    ‘This is a demonstration of WireCast’

    :D

    i only just woke up.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 12:15

    to quote when you get caught in primary school…

    The Dog ate the Daily Post

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 12:19

    Hhmm………..

    Cant see it happening at all

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:19

    Cant see it happening at all

    I hope not anyway :(

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:20

    Cant see it happening at all

    Also, is it me, or is it quite ironic, that its partly lewis's fault, but he can get away to another team. love it :D lol

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 12:21

    this is true, but through the WMSC/Appeal court he was found to have taken it intentionally.

    It really is their word against his, not easy to prove.

    In context, recreational drugs that have no performance enhancing effects, are fairly innocent. As a value judgement for me it is much less than commiting fraud. Their use is forbidden under sporting codes and therefore they should still be punishable - I just think for Thomas it was severe.

    We think lies are not much, but when used by governments they have been used to justify occupation of other countries. Lies, need to be individually examined in the context of what they initiated.

    To conclude I think Lewis is a poor role model for F1 as the reigning World Champion. He has consistently given out contradictory statements and when in the wrong has failed to take responsibility.

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 12:21

    I know.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 12:22

    I hope not anyway :(

    I think it'd just confuse lou as well, jenson and lewis at the team she loves... one driver she loves, one driver she doesn't... hmmm :P

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:22

    Hhmm………..

    Eh? Rubens knows his days in F1 are numbered. But why would Ross go for Lewis if he can save money by getting a Bruno Senna?

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 12:23

    It was a sarcastic "Hhhmm".

  • Flibster13/04/2009 at 12:23

    uh oh. christine’s back. house not tidy. daily post coming shortly. oops.

    oh dear...

    Which bit of you will be in plaster on wednesday? ;) :D

  • RG13/04/2009 at 12:23

    Eh? Rubens knows his days in F1 are numbered. But why would Ross go for Lewis if he can save money by getting a Bruno Senna?

    Definatly, plus I think Rubens has got a great partnership with Jenson anyway. Why ruin that

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:23

    It was a sarcastic “Hhhmm”.

    News of the World? Ha! :P

    But wait - they exposed Max. Hmmm...

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:25

    We think lies are not much, but when used by governments they have been used to justify occupation of other countries. Lies, need to be individually examined in the context of what they initiated.

    lies are very bad, and very serious. but he's been punished, after a stunning drive in Oz he got DQ'd, dave ryans been sacked, end of story in my opinion..

    He has consistently given out contradictory statements and when in the wrong has failed to take responsibility.

    He appologised? From the video i saw, he was almost in tears, i believed every word he said. From my point of view, this should be the end of it

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:25

    Definatly, plus I think Rubens has got a great partnership with Jenson anyway. Why ruin that

    This is Rubens' Indian summer. If Brawn do well this year and Ross starts looking towards the long-term, he'll have to get some young talent sooner or later.

    Not-so-related topic: Mentioning Ross' name, I realize he hasn't been knighted yet. Then again, neither has Ron Dennis. When do you think either of them will be knighted?

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:26

    He appologised? From the video i saw, he was almost in tears, i believed every word he said. From my point of view, this should be the end of it

    That may save Lewis. But did we get any statement from the team? Did Martin Whitmarsh apologize? Is the story he mentioned in his apology true?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:26

    Not-so-related topic: Mentioning Ross’ name, I realize he hasn’t been knighted yet. Then again, neither has Ron Dennis. When do you think either of them will be knighted?

    F1 people in general take alot longer than most to get knighted, so im betting a while longer :P

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 12:27

    Not-so-related topic: Mentioning Ross’ name, I realize he hasn’t been knighted yet. Then again, neither has Ron Dennis. When do you think either of them will be knighted?

    If Ross doesn't get a knighthood for some of the stuff he's done in Formula 1 then it's a damn shame, if anyone deserves it personally it's him. Ron has provided plenty of his life to formula 1 too but I just think Ross should get it more, I can see both getting one eventually.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 12:27

    Hhmm………..

    . Rubens has a contract with the team and Brawn has already made it clear that part of the reason they decided to stick with Rubens at the beginning of the year was because of his experience. They wouldn't break the contract with him just to give Lewis a drive. meh i can't see it happening.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:27

    That may save Lewis. But did we get any statement from the team? Did Martin Whitmarsh apologize? Is the story he mentioned in his apology true?

    I don't think Martin Whitmarsh should apologise frankly, he didnt play any specific part in it, he wasnt the one who lied

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:27

    F1 people in general take alot longer than most to get knighted, so im betting a while longer :P

    Sir Frank didn't take very long, did he? Neither did Sir Jackie. Sir Stirling, admittedly, did take a while.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 12:27

    I think it’d just confuse lou as well, jenson and lewis at the team she loves… one driver she loves, one driver she doesn’t… hmmm :P

    haha :) it wont happen.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:28

    I don’t think Martin Whitmarsh should apologise frankly, he didnt play any specific part in it, he wasnt the one who lied

    But shouldn't he take command responsibility for letting it happen? Similar to how government or business works?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:28

    Sir Frank didn’t take very long, did he? Neither did Sir Jackie. Sir Stirling, admittedly, did take a while.

    I think the queen only watches F1 at certain times :P

    hehehe

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:28

    I think the queen only watches F1 at certain times :P

    I think she watched the first-ever F1 race, right? I think she's also visited a couple of British GPs since then.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 12:28

    uh oh. christine’s back. house not tidy. daily post coming shortly. oops.

    :D

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 12:29

    woahwoah. you cant honestly compare someone who lied and someone who took drugs?! Thomas Enge deserved to loose his title, drugs give you performance advantages!!!!

    Surely drugs and 200mph is a bad combination. I can't imagine there would be a performance advantage anywhere other than in his own mind.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 12:29

    I think she watched the first-ever F1 race, right? I think she’s also visited a couple of British GPs since then.

    I can see her now watching tv...

    'And in which position did one's favourite driver Lewis Hamilton finish?' :D

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:30

    But shouldn’t he take command responsibility for letting it happen? Similar to how government or business works?

    In government they make someone a scape goat. It's like the recent honours scandals, or the fact that certain members of parliaments husbands use public money to do certain things....and then Gordon Brown appologising.

    That would never happen

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 12:30

    I agree he is no worse but Michael also got his fair share of penalties and remains tarnished. Basically because of the higher stakes drivers from Prost, Senna onwards have pushed the envelop of sporting fairness. Consequently rules have had to be increasingly strictly enforced. I am not saying there are no biases and FIA is always fair. Considering Lewis (with his team) accused another team of cheating to gain points (and the team did not cheat) he was lucky to just loss his points in Australia. Bearing false accusation againster a competitor as the reigning World Champion could get you stripped of your tittle in other sports. The FIA has been stricter with other people: e.g. Thomas Enge losing his F3000 championship because he failed a marijuana test (he also proclaimed innocence).

    No worse that Michael. Well he hasn't rammed anyone. He hasn't parked his car to stop others setting times. He hasn't been found with illegal software on the car. He is not close to being as bad as Michael.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:31

    I think she watched the first-ever F1 race, right? I think she’s also visited a couple of British GPs since then.

    haha, awesome, didnt know that. i wish she'd have watched yesterday's Moto GP....

    "that fellow, Scott Redding...whats that on his face, is it a moustache, he should shave it off....oh and whats with all this rain and lights"

    :D

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 12:31

    He is a lot like Michael with controversy though.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:31

    “that fellow, Scott Redding…whats that on his face, is it a moustache, he should shave it off….oh and whats with all this rain and lights”

    Hahaha! :D

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:32

    No worse that Michael. Well he hasn’t rammed anyone. He hasn’t parked his car to stop others setting times. He hasn’t been found with illegal software on the car. He is not close to being as bad as Michael.

    I think if Lewis has along way to go before he reaches Michael standards.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:32

    ‘And in which position did one’s favourite driver Lewis Hamilton finish?’ :D

    :D

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 12:32

    It saddens me their appearance in front of the WMSC is still 2 weeks away because I’m so sick of hearing about it

    I am sure that one day these things will be dealt with quickly but not while Max is in charge

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:32

    He is a lot like Michael with controversy though.

    Yes, but he hasnt had as much of it. He's only done a few things that could be considered controversial i think. Michael did looooooots

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:32

    I think if Lewis has along way to go before he reaches Michael standards.

    He's had an faster start, though - if we're talking about controversy, Lewis is ahead of Michael on pace.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 12:32

    ‘And in which position did one’s favourite driver Lewis Hamilton finish?’

    I wonder who the Queen actually supports...

    Maybe its Toyota, explains why she doesn't give many people an honour in Formula 1

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:33

    ‘And in which position did one’s favourite driver Lewis Hamilton finish?’ :D

    He was disqualified maam, for being an idiot :P

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 12:33

    He was disqualified maam, for being an idiot :P

    :D

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:33

    I am sure that one day these things will be dealt with quickly but not while Max is in charge

    The thing with the WMSC is, it's not easy to convene them. They have to go to Paris just to convene. Scheduling that, and allowing them time to travel, does take time.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:34

    He’s had an faster start, though - if we’re talking about controversy, Lewis is ahead of Michael on pace.

    He's also gone straight into a top car, michael worked his way up (kinda). Bigger team, more press. If this was happing to Sutil i bet we wouldnt care half as much

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:34

    He was disqualified maam, for being an idiot :P

    Clean your mouth of that filthy word! :P

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 12:34

    I can assure you a can of Red Bull is more likely to be performance enhancing than marijuana, similarly a double espresso. It is just that we have Victorian attitudes towards certain substances. Sorry I think this lie is far worse as the advantages gained by a team where more significant. Sure steroids taken by an athlete is wrong, not so much the substance, but it provides unfair advantage - viz is cheating. If the Macca’s deceit had not been picked up, can you honestly saying there was no unfair advantage?

    You don't think someone driving a car when he has taken some substance that affects the clarity of his thoughts is slighly more dangerous than anything anyone says in a room travelling at zero mph?

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 12:34

    I don’t think Martin Whitmarsh should apologise frankly, he didnt play any specific part in it, he wasnt the one who lied

    Sorry but Martin did actually give a statement only to have say its content was incorrect and that he had not done his homework.

    He is either hugely incompetent or he lied you can choose.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:34

    He’s also gone straight into a top car, michael worked his way up (kinda). Bigger team, more press. If this was happing to Sutil i bet we wouldnt care half as much

    Sutil's remark earlier may allow us to notice him at last.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:35

    He is either hugely incompetent or he lied you can choose.

    But then, he shouldn't get punished for incompetence, right?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:35

    Sorry but Martin did actually give a statement only to have say its content was incorrect and that he had not done his homework.

    Can you link me to it? I havent seen anything

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 12:36

    So who actually sees Rubens going on beyond 2009? I think we'll end up hearing in September or so that he'll retire after this season personally, and I do wish he goes on for another year but I just have a feeling it'll happen. Which be a shame because Jenson and Rubens are fantastic teammates and he just about got into 2009 thank goodness. If Brawn do replace him maybe he'll have a year with Toro Rosso and change his name to Seb Barrichello..

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:36

    He is either hugely incompetent or he lied you can choose.

    But then, he shouldn’t get punished for incompetence, right?

    I totally agree, if he wasnt told about what happened, and he was lied to, thats not his fault.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 12:36

    Firstly there was only tested once and Thomas claims he had no knowledge of taking the substance. All it takes is for someone to give you a piece of herb cake unknowingly and you are tested at the wrong time!

    If you applied this (marijuana test) to professional soccer players - most of the field would be excluded. In Rugby you get a warning and repeated cases will get you expelled from matches.

    Footballers get tested all the time. Any professional sportsman is responsible for what they take in. I have a mate who was a karate international and he would spend forever checking what was in anything he ate before he would eat it.

    Also we have established that racing drivers can tell lies and drug cheats in every sport under the sun tell lies.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:37

    So who actually sees Rubens going on beyond 2009? I think we’ll end up hearing in September or so that he’ll retire after this season personally, and I do wish he goes on for another year but I just have a feeling it’ll happen. Which be a shame because Jenson and Rubens are fantastic teammates and he just about got into 2009 thank goodness. If Brawn do replace him maybe he’ll have a year with Toro Rosso and change his name to Seb Barrichello..

    2010 is the latest i see him staying

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 12:37

    So who actually sees Rubens going on beyond 2009? I think we’ll end up hearing in September or so that he’ll retire after this season personally, and I do wish he goes on for another year but I just have a feeling it’ll happen. Which be a shame because Jenson and Rubens are fantastic teammates and he just about got into 2009 thank goodness. If Brawn do replace him maybe he’ll have a year with Toro Rosso and change his name to Seb Barrichello..

    I'd like to see him keep racing.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 12:37

    So who actually sees Rubens going on beyond 2009?

    Not me. But if he retires at least he'll get a good reception at the end and probably win a race as well.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:38

    Footballers get tested all the time. Any professional sportsman is responsible for what they take in. I have a mate who was a karate international and he would spend forever checking what was in anything he ate before he would eat it.

    Remember Alan Baxter the olympic skier? a few olympics back he used one of those vic sprays for his nose because he had a cold, he was stripped of his medal because it had a substance in it that wasnt allowed.

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 12:38

    So who actually sees Rubens going on beyond 2009? I think we’ll end up hearing in September or so that he’ll retire after this season personally, and I do wish he goes on for another year but I just have a feeling it’ll happen. Which be a shame because Jenson and Rubens are fantastic teammates and he just about got into 2009 thank goodness. If Brawn do replace him maybe he’ll have a year with Toro Rosso and change his name to Seb Barrichello..

    Depends how the rest of his season goes. If he continues to run around with the front with Jenson, then I could see him staying. But if he has a lot of races where he's hitting anything moving or makes costly mistakes, then he'll retire.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 12:38

    Not me. But if he retires at least he’ll get a good reception at the end and probably win a race as well.

    Yeah it's nice he should go out with the recognition he deserves when he does now. Like I said over the winter it was sad when ti seemed he'd be going with no thanks.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:40

    I'd like to be wrong, but i think his (attempting at) championship winning days are over, he makes a great number 2 though

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:40

    So who actually sees Rubens going on beyond 2009? I think we’ll end up hearing in September or so that he’ll retire after this season personally, and I do wish he goes on for another year but I just have a feeling it’ll happen. Which be a shame because Jenson and Rubens are fantastic teammates and he just about got into 2009 thank goodness. If Brawn do replace him maybe he’ll have a year with Toro Rosso and change his name to Seb Barrichello..

    He'll retire after this season, especially if he does well.

    I've gotta say - Jenson ends up being great friends with his teammates - like Jacques and Rubens. He's good at that. :D

  • lou13/04/2009 at 12:40

    So who actually sees Rubens going on beyond 2009?

    personally i think it depends on this season and any discussions he may have with the team. If he is still on top form, and battling for the championship, cause you know anything can happen :), and he has a seat with the team and they are happy to renew his contract then obviously he will stay. I think if they come to the decision they wont be, they will let him announce his retirement (if that's what he wants to do), so it looks as though it was his choice. But i'm not sure i can see him getting a drive somewhere else, unless Renault sack Piquet and want an experienced driver to take his place ;)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 12:41

    It really is their word against his, not easy to prove.

    They have sacked their sporting director and stated that he was entirely to blame and have exonnerated Lewis. Case proved. McLaren as a result are almost certainly in breach of contract.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:42

    They have sacked their sporting director and stated that he was entirely to blame and have exonnerated Lewis. Case proved. McLaren as a result are almost certainly in breach of contract.

    Woop, its good to have Steven on my side :D makes arguing my case a whole lot easier :D :D

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:42

    I totally agree, if he wasnt told about what happened, and he was lied to, thats not his fault.

    But that's the thing: was it REALLY incompetence? Or was it a lie? That's what the WMSC want to find out.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 12:42

    Eh? Rubens knows his days in F1 are numbered. But why would Ross go for Lewis if he can save money by getting a Bruno Senna?

    Cos Lewis is the best driver on the grid. Because it could lock in Mercedes. Because he will pull in losts of sponsorship. Because he will find out how good Button is. Imagine what happens if Button blows Lewis away.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:43

    They have sacked their sporting director and stated that he was entirely to blame and have exonnerated Lewis. Case proved. McLaren as a result are almost certainly in breach of contract.

    Yup. But does Lewis want to leave? That is the question. If he does decide to leave, I don't think he'll have a problem finding a team to move to. But who can McLaren get to replace him in such a worst-case scenario?

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 12:43

    Not-so-related topic: Mentioning Ross’ name, I realize he hasn’t been knighted yet. Then again, neither has Ron Dennis. When do you think either of them will be knighted?

    No chance of either of them ever being knoghted

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 12:43

    I’ve gotta say - Jenson ends up being great friends with his teammates - like Jacques and Rubens. He’s good at that. :D

    Didn't he have a feud with Jacques?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:43

    Yup. But does Lewis want to leave? That is the question. If he does decide to leave, I don’t think he’ll have a problem finding a team to move to. But who can McLaren get to replace him in such a worst-case scenario?

    Driver swap? although Lewis will only move if its a substantial ban

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 12:44

    Because he will find out how good Button is. Imagine what happens if Button blows Lewis away.

    :D

    Happy thoughts

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:44

    Cos Lewis is the best driver on the grid. Because it could lock in Mercedes. Because he will pull in losts of sponsorship. Because he will find out how good Button is. Imagine what happens if Button blows Lewis away.

    ...with a price. Unless Mercedes pay for Lewis' salary, I don't see Ross taking him on - quite frankly, he doesn't need to.

    Would be better if he can get a good potential young gun like Bruno Senna or someone else on the cheap and build him from the ground up.

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 12:44

    Because he will find out how good Button is. Imagine what happens if Button blows Lewis away.

    Now I'd like to see that pairing.

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 12:44

    No worse that Michael. Well he hasn’t rammed anyone. He hasn’t parked his car to stop others setting times. He hasn’t been found with illegal software on the car. He is not close to being as bad as Michael.

    I thought he rammed Kimi at Canada. I seemed to remember Senna doing a few shunts.

    He (together with Alonso) used a car that could have had illegal IP to contest a championship.

    Schumacher has a tarnished record, he basically cheated and the history books will record that he was more successful than he was great.

    FIA needs to move on from this and clean itself up. The Schumacher days are best forgotten (I couldn't stand the guy!).

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:44

    Because he will find out how good Button is. Imagine what happens if Button blows Lewis away.

    Lou cries with happiness, thats what happens

    haha

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 12:44

    Sir Frank didn’t take very long, did he? Neither did Sir Jackie. Sir Stirling, admittedly, did take a while.

    Compared to the likes of Redgrave and Pinsent who were knighted as soon as their feet were dry they all took a very long time.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:45

    Didn’t he have a feud with Jacques?

    He used to, at the start of 2003. But as the season progressed, they became good friends. I believe Jacques regularly talks to Jenson now, even when they were driving for other teams.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:45

    Compared to the likes of Redgrave and Pinsent who were knighted as soon as their feet were dry they all took a very long time.

    And that swimmer girl, British one, name escapes me. Won 2 gold medals at her first olympics and was knighted

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:45

    No chance of either of them ever being knoghted

    Really? Not even Ron Dennis? Did Spygate kill his chances?

    You can say that about Max (his scandal) and Bernie (his mess with the Labour donations). But not even Ron?

  • lou13/04/2009 at 12:46

    Cos Lewis is the best driver on the grid. Because it could lock in Mercedes. Because he will pull in losts of sponsorship. Because he will find out how good Button is. Imagine what happens if Button blows Lewis away.

    that would be very good and all that... but i still maintain that if Mclaren are suspended or whatever Brawn will not sack Rubens for Lewis. At the end of the season maybe, but not mid season.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 12:46

    And that swimmer girl, British one, name escapes me. Won 2 gold medals at her first olympics and was knighted

    Rebecca Adlington

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:47

    that would be very good and all that… but i still maintain that if Mclaren are suspended or whatever Brawn will not sack Rubens for Lewis. At the end of the season maybe, but not mid season.

    id like to see the clause that Brawn would use to get rubens out, he's not under performing, and hasnt bought the team into disripute, so it would be interesting. but it wont happen.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:47

    Rebecca Adlington

    thats the one :D

  • lou13/04/2009 at 12:47

    Lou cries with happiness, thats what happens

    haha to be more accurate it would be - lou explodes with happiness ;)

  • Amy13/04/2009 at 12:47

    that would be very good and all that… but i still maintain that if Mclaren are suspended or whatever Brawn will not sack Rubens for Lewis. At the end of the season maybe, but not mid season.

    I laugh that the article says Rubens would be easily paid off to leave.. If theres any driver that is there for the love of racing and not the money I'd have to say Rubens.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:47

    haha to be more accurate it would be - lou explodes with happiness ;)

    or just lou explodes lol

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 12:47

    The thing with the WMSC is, it’s not easy to convene them. They have to go to Paris just to convene. Scheduling that, and allowing them time to travel, does take time.

    Seems odd that suchan environmentally aware organisation feels the need to fly everyone to Paris for these things. Especially as they all sit in silence and Max is the only person who speaks.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 12:48

    or just lou explodes lol

    lol that too ;)

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:49

    Seems odd that such an environmentally aware organisation feels the need to fly everyone to Paris for these things. Especially as they all sit in silence and Max is the only person who speaks.

    Well, we all KNOW that, but they have to maintain a semblance of a decision-making GROUP, not individual. Which is why they still fly to Paris.

    Max flying them in also helps him curry their patronage for votes.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 12:49

    I laugh that the article says Rubens would be easily paid off to leave.. If theres any driver that is there for the love of racing and not the money I’d have to say Rubens.

    Rubens is pretty well-off now. He's not in it for the money anymore at this point in his career. :D

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:50

    Seems odd that such an environmentally aware organisation feels the need to fly everyone to Paris for these things. Especially as they all sit in silence and Max is the only person who speaks.

    Paint the planes green, sorted. Eco friendly :)

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 12:51

    I just want to say, I would rather not see Lewis at Brawn. I certainly hope Rubens sees the season out. Yes Jenson is going to get the upper hand - he is in the groove so to speak and I for one want to see him World Champion this year. Give him a good car and he becomes the smoothest, most stylish driver in the field.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 12:51

    Paint the planes green, sorted. Eco friendly

    Even better, a green stripe down one of the wheels

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 12:52

    Yup. But does Lewis want to leave? That is the question. If he does decide to leave, I don’t think he’ll have a problem finding a team to move to. But who can McLaren get to replace him in such a worst-case scenario?

    I can't see Lewis leaving. Whatever happens this year the odds are next year and subsequent years McLaren/Ferrari will be back at the front with maybe a couple of others Now is not the time to move.

    Who can McLaren get? Pedalo, Paul di Resta, Rubens

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:52

    Even better, a green stripe down one of the wheels

    Aaah i like

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:52

    Who can McLaren get? Pedalo, Paul di Resta, Rubens

    Who is McLarens reserve driver? Is it Pedalo?

  • me13/04/2009 at 12:52

    I can’t see Lewis leaving. Whatever happens this year the odds are next year and subsequent years McLaren/Ferrari will be back at the front with maybe a couple of others Now is not the time to move.

    agreed. look at the mtc versus brackley. do honda even have a simulator?

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 12:52

    Happy thoughts

    It isn't going to happen but imagine the position it puts Brawn in if he bursts the Lewis bubble.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 12:53

    …with a price. Unless Mercedes pay for Lewis’ salary, I don’t see Ross taking him on - quite frankly, he doesn’t need to.

    Ross needs to lock down his 2010 budget while the going is good.

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 12:53

    I laugh that the article says Rubens would be easily paid off to leave.. If theres any driver that is there for the love of racing and not the money I’d have to say Rubens.

    Obviously Rubens wants to end his career on a better note that what the Honda was able to give him last. In my book Rubens still has some life left (not like DC and Fisi).

  • lou13/04/2009 at 12:53

    agreed. look at the mtc versus brackley. do honda even have a simulator?

    Honda don't have a simulator, Brawn do though. Jenson spent a lot of the winter in it apparently.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 12:54

    I thought he rammed Kimi at Canada. I seemed to remember Senna doing a few shunts.

    There is a difference between running into someone through lack of concentration and setting out to ram them like Schumacher and Senna did.

  • Amy13/04/2009 at 12:55

    I think if Lewis was to go to Brawn it would destroy any credibilty he has, lie-gate fiasco aside. To run to the fastest car on the grid coincides too nicely with the fact the McLaren this year is not a contender.

  • me13/04/2009 at 12:55

    Honda don’t have a simulator, Brawn do though. Jenson spent a lot of the winter in it apparently.

    where? that could be interesting.

    what will the yellow stripes do for lewis' cool image though.

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 12:55

    There is a difference between running into someone through lack of concentration and setting out to ram them like Schumacher and Senna did.

    Except Lewis said it was not a mistake! I heard him say this with my own ears.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:56

    what will the yellow stripes do for lewis’ cool image though.

    match his helmet :D

  • me13/04/2009 at 12:56

    Except Lewis said it was not a mistake! I heard him say this with my own ears.

    eh?

  • me13/04/2009 at 12:56

    match his helmet :D

    that would be the worst colour clash of all time, wouldn't it?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:57

    Except Lewis said it was not a mistake! I heard him say this with my own ears.

    i think you need your ears testing then.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:57

    that would be the worst colour clash of all time, wouldn’t it?

    oh but it would be initially funny. but then yes, appauling lol

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 12:58

    that would be the worst colour clash of all time, wouldn’t it?

    yellow, green, blue and flourescent.... oh my

  • me13/04/2009 at 12:58

    oh but it would be initially funny. but then yes, appauling lol

    wouldn't there also be a problem with virgin being a mobile company and vodafone being a mobile company? if lewis manages to extract himself from mclaren, can he do the same from vodafone?

  • lou13/04/2009 at 12:59

    where? that could be interesting.

    i swear they have a simulator, I remember Jenson referring to it alot... saying that he may not have had a lot of track time but he had done a lot of simulator work... no idea where it is though. i assume at the factory?

    what will the yellow stripes do for lewis’ cool image though.

    that would make telling the two drivers apart difficult.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 12:59

    You can say that about Max (his scandal) and Bernie (his mess with the Labour donations). But not even Ron?

    His company was on the receiving end of the biggest fine in sporting history. We all know it was bull and that there is far more evidence against Renault and Toyota for the same offence and that this sort of thing has gone on as long as cars have been raced bit the people on the inside are more interested in protecting the system than rewarding achievement. They will do whatever it takes to prop up the system. It's the same people who are pushing through reforms so that women have the same rights to the throne as men. Apparently its about increasing equality. The fact that it is equality within one family seems to be irrelevant.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 12:59

    wouldn’t there also be a problem with virgin being a mobile company and vodafone being a mobile company? if lewis manages to extract himself from mclaren, can he do the same from vodafone?

    Vodafone are a team sponsor though arent they? So he'd be fine, i don't think Lewis does have any personal sponsors

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 13:00

    I think if Lewis was to go to Brawn it would destroy any credibilty he has, lie-gate fiasco aside. To run to the fastest car on the grid coincides too nicely with the fact the McLaren this year is not a contender.

    Personally Lewis should stay with Macca and face the current music. Macca will get on top of their problems and Lewis stands to regain some respect. By moving to another team will actually hide his talent as it could be said he won because he was in the best car. I have to say Kimi and Felipe Baby have rather more to worry about. Ferrari just look hopeless as a team this year.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 13:01

    Except Lewis said it was not a mistake! I heard him say this with my own ears.

    i think you need your ears testing then.

    do you have a source? website? you tube link?

    I'd be really interested to hear it, but if he'd said that the FIA would have jumped on him

  • me13/04/2009 at 13:01

    Vodafone are a team sponsor though arent they? So he’d be fine, i don’t think Lewis does have any personal sponsors

    i thought there was a big fuss that mclaren, for the first time allowed a driver to take personal sponsorships. ron wouldn't let schumi, but he did let lewis?

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 13:01

    id like to see the clause that Brawn would use to get rubens out, he’s not under performing, and hasnt bought the team into disripute, so it would be interesting. but it wont happen.

    Unless he has a clause guaranteeing him a seat for the full season it could be easier than you think to get rid of him. Given that Brawn did not have a full budget he was in no position to guarantee a seat. Of course there is always the standard F1 way of doing these things. Dump him first then pay the penalty. That is how these matters have usually been resolved.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 13:02

    Who is McLarens reserve driver? Is it Pedalo?

    Yes

  • Amy13/04/2009 at 13:02

    i thought there was a big fuss that mclaren, for the first time allowed a driver to take personal sponsorships. ron wouldn’t let schumi, but he did let lewis?

    Reebok are the only ones that I'm aware of

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 13:02

    i thought there was a big fuss that mclaren, for the first time allowed a driver to take personal sponsorships. ron wouldn’t let schumi, but he did let lewis?

    but lewis has never had any personal sponsors apart from mclaren surely? theres no need for them in the lower junior formula because macca were paying for it all

  • me13/04/2009 at 13:02

    i think i'm officially in trouble:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/13/daily-13th-april-2009/

  • me13/04/2009 at 13:02

    Reebok are the only ones that I’m aware of

    ahh, okay. good news then.

  • me13/04/2009 at 13:03

    but lewis has never had any personal sponsors apart from mclaren surely? theres no need for them in the lower junior formula because macca were paying for it all

    he can't have to much money... apparently.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 13:03

    I think if Lewis was to go to Brawn it would destroy any credibilty he has, lie-gate fiasco aside. To run to the fastest car on the grid coincides too nicely with the fact the McLaren this year is not a contender.

    Do you think Fangio was not credible. He did that and won a championship doing it.

  • Amy13/04/2009 at 13:04

    Do you think Fangio was not credible. He did that and won a championship doing it.

    Things were rather different back then.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 13:04

    wouldn’t there also be a problem with virgin being a mobile company and vodafone being a mobile company? if lewis manages to extract himself from mclaren, can he do the same from vodafone?

    Depends if he has a personal contract with them or whether he is contracted to them as a McLaren driver.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 13:05

    i think i’m officially in trouble:

    ahhh, busted, i believe is the correct term ;)

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 13:05

    i thought there was a big fuss that mclaren, for the first time allowed a driver to take personal sponsorships. ron wouldn’t let schumi, but he did let lewis?

    Lewis has some personal sponsorship and I know he has the option to have more but does not want the extra hassle just now.

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 13:10

    Despite their success Ross Brawn has indicated that sponsors are not lining up. They will use these their initial advantage but as the season progresses they will get caught up and probably overtaken. They would be crazy to upset things by dumping Rubens for Lewis.

    In the unlikely event of Rubens being dumped for Macca, if I were Macca I would pick up Rubens rather than using Pedro.

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 13:16

    In the unlikely event of Rubens being dumped for Macca, if I were Macca I would pick up Rubens rather than using Pedro.

    Nah. Rubens could need time to get used to the car. Pedro would be more with it.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 13:17

    Nah. Rubens could need time to get used to the car. Pedro would be more with it.

    But how much time has Pedro had in the car this year?

  • me13/04/2009 at 13:19

    But how much time has Pedro had in the car this year?

    loads. have you seen page 22??

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 13:19

    I think that with Racing with a new team Versus Racing with a team you know the ins and outs of, the latter should win.

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 13:19

    loads. have you seen page 22??

    Lmao. Nice one.

  • Amy13/04/2009 at 13:20

    loads. have you seen page 22??

    I went to 3 shops today trying to find F1 Racing just in case its out but my subscription is late. It's definitely not out here yet :(

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 13:20

    loads. have you seen page 22??

    hahaha, soo didnt see that coming hehe.

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 13:22

    Nah. Rubens could need time to get used to the car. Pedro would be more with it.

    But Ruben has more racing experience than Pedro - he and Jenson were quick to get used to the Brawn. Testing and Racing are very different.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 13:35

    Do you think Fangio was not credible. He did that and won a championship doing it.

    But Fangio never said he'd stay with 1 team forever, did he? ;)

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 13:36

    But Fangio never said he’d stay with 1 team forever, did he? ;)

    Give the kid a break, he made 1 comment ;)

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 13:36

    Despite their success Ross Brawn has indicated that sponsors are not lining up. They will use these their initial advantage but as the season progresses they will get caught up and probably overtaken. They would be crazy to upset things by dumping Rubens for Lewis.

    But if Ross has no sponsors, doesn't that increase rather than decrease his need for Lewis? That said, that also makes it less likely that they can afford him.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 13:38

    Give the kid a break, he made 1 comment ;)

    Even so, he genuinely felt that way.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 13:39

    Even so, he genuinely felt that way.

    I'm sure he did, just like how many people get married saying "we'll be together forever" and then get divorced within a year :P

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 13:39

    I

    But if Ross has no sponsors, doesn’t that increase rather than decrease his need for Lewis? That said, that also makes it less likely that they can afford him.

    Ross is clearly being strategic, I still do not rule out Branson coming on board and renaming the cars Virgin GP or something.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 13:40

    I’m sure he did, just like how many people get married saying “we’ll be together forever” and then get divorced within a year :P

    Not that im saying that will happen to lewis ;)

  • Amy13/04/2009 at 13:41

    I’m sure he did, just like how many people get married saying “we’ll be together forever” and then get divorced within a year :P

    Did Fangio had people all over the internet screaming "he can only win in a good car, worst champion ever!"

    Now for my purely selfish reasons, if he left McLaren this type of screaming would result in me having to stay off the internet in case my head explodes

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 13:44

    Planetf1 had to report it...

    http://msn.planetf1.com/story/0,18954,3213_5182389,00.html

    Button and his Brawn GP team were having a dinner with Branson to celebrate signing the sponsorship deal with Virgin Group when Jenson thought the billionaire was hitting on his lady, 24-year-old Jessica Michibata.

    Apparently a few feather flew!

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 13:45

    I'm going to have to put the doohickey away for the moment, i'm having serious distraction problems and really have to make full use of this extention :-/

    Or-iv-wa (thats french ;) )

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 13:46

    Ross is clearly being strategic, I still do not rule out Branson coming on board and renaming the cars Virgin GP or something.

    Given what happen at dinner possibly Branson will not be sponsoring Brawn

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 13:46

    I’m going to have to put the doohickey away for the moment, i’m having serious distraction problems and really have to make full use of this extention :-/

    Bye.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 13:47

    Given what happen at dinner possibly Branson will not be sponsoring Brawn

    They're all made of thick stuff, it won't effect it :)

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 13:47

    Given what happen at dinner possibly Branson will not be sponsoring Brawn

    Says it happened before Branson even decided to sponsor the team. But I'm also getting out my salt to take a pinch of it.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 13:48

    I’m going to have to put the doohickey away for the moment, i’m having serious distraction problems and really have to make full use of this extention :-/

    Bye.

    BATracer isnt going great for us is it ? :P

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 13:49

    BATracer isnt going great for us is it ? :P

    Hey, you made it to Q2. We're moving up! ;)

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 13:49

    Hey, you made it to Q2. We’re moving up! ;)

    I know, i've just realised, very proud :D hehe

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 13:51

    I know, i’ve just realised, very proud :D hehe

    Still, so far this season, the Renault thats doing best by the last few laps crashes right near the end, so look out.

  • Sebastian (Birmingham, UK)13/04/2009 at 13:51

    Concerning both the stories of Sutil suggesting Hamilton's skin-colour is connected to penalties and Hamilton might defect to Brawn, have either of these been confirmed by any source of greater integrity than GMM-fed news sites?

    Judging by some of Herr Mosley's exceptionally rude public comments about Ron Dennis in recent years, there seems to lie the real malice. Does anyone know what Ron might have done in years past to have caused this? Mosley seemed to delight in publically rubbing McLaren's noses in it after the Spygate punishment and I doubt Max found it a painful or arduous responsibility to initially mention to the media that Lie-gate might just result in further disciplinary action. In fact, I imagine he was rubbing his hands with glee.

    If Hamilton was loyal enough to lie for McLaren, would he be disloyal enough to leave for getting caught for it? Would he want the pay-cut? I was interested that both Ant Davidson and Ralf Schumacher pretty much said that in such circumstances, you do what the team tells you.

    Did FIA not get caught out being more than economical with the truth at the Belgium penalty appeal? Autosport link.

  • me13/04/2009 at 13:54

    Concerning both the stories of Sutil suggesting Hamilton’s skin-colour is connected to penalties and Hamilton might defect to Brawn, have either of these been confirmed by any source of greater integrity than GMM-fed news sites?

    as i said yesterday:

    "...which makes me mighty glad I’m not a news agency promising to deliver between 10 and 20 original F1 stories a day. If I’d have been dumb enough to suggest that, I might be forced to make something up."

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 13:55

    Did FIA not get caught out being more than economical with the truth at the Belgium penalty appeal? Autosport link.

    Woah, forgot about that, thats massive, can't believe i didn't know that at the time

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 14:01

    Judging by some of Herr Mosley’s exceptionally rude public comments about Ron Dennis in recent years, there seems to lie the real malice. Does anyone know what Ron might have done in years past to have caused this? Mosley seemed to delight in publically rubbing McLaren’s noses in it after the Spygate punishment and I doubt Max found it a painful or arduous responsibility to initially mention to the media that Lie-gate might just result in further disciplinary action. In fact, I imagine he was rubbing his hands with glee.

    Max is an aristocrat who failed miserably as a team owner. Ron is a mere mchanic who in Maxworld should be doffing his cap and tugging his forelock to his betters rather than showing him how to to the job properly.

    Ron is a pleb like the rest of us and that coupled with the fact that Max's family name stopped him having a serious political career means the only way he can demonstrate his superiority is to kick Ron. Of course had the result of WWII been different Max's father would have been the puppet in charge of the country and now in his own head Max would have been running the show by now.

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 14:02

    Ross is clearly being strategic, I still do not rule out Branson coming on board and renaming the cars Virgin GP or something.

    I'm still certain that the cars will be re-liveried and renamed by July at the latest, though I would think earlier.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 14:03

    Woah, forgot about that, thats massive, can’t believe i didn’t know that at the time

    I wrote a subtely titled piece on it at the time http://www.f1-pitlane.com/content/charlie-whiting-liar-no-one-cares

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 14:05

    I wrote a subtely titled piece on it at the time http://www.f1-pitlane.com/content/charlie-whiting-liar-no-one-cares

    ah yes, i see the subtlety

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 14:08

    Woah, forgot about that, thats massive, can’t believe i didn’t know that at the time

    Not really The FIA indicated straight away it had made a mistake in considering the Luizzi case. Autosport has blown it a bit out of context.

    "Article 152 of the International Sporting Code states that drive-through penalties are 'not susceptible to appeal'," a statement from the FIA's Court of Appeal said on Tuesday."

    Macca were banking on this same clause to prevent Toyota from appealing Jarno's penalty. Tactically it was brilliant of Macca to finger Toyota as they could not appeal - it was so close to cheating without the associated risks. Toyota was not quite so dumb, however, they lodged an appeal via the Clerk of the Course. They withdrew their appeal but at the same time leaked the radio conversation while publicly saying the FIA would not listen to them. In essence they drew FIA into having to re-investigate.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:22

    Macca were banking on this same clause to prevent Toyota from appealing Jarno’s penalty. Tactically it was brilliant of Macca to finger Toyota as they could not appeal - it was so close to cheating without the associated risks. Toyota was not quite so dumb, however, they lodged an appeal via the Clerk of the Course. They withdrew their appeal but at the same time leaked the radio conversation while publicly saying the FIA would not listen to them. In essence they drew FIA into having to re-investigate.

    Pretty sneaky by Toyota, actually. But they almost didn't even race - so they were skating on very thin ice here.

  • Sebastian (Birmingham, UK)13/04/2009 at 14:35

    Ron is a pleb like the rest of us and that coupled with the fact that Max’s family name stopped him having a serious political career means the only way he can demonstrate his superiority is to kick Ron.

    Herr Mosley did have a go with the Conservative Party in the early 'eighties but was disapointed with, "the calibre of senior party officials". Translation: they would not agree with him and let him be leader. So instead he runs FIA in a dictatorial fashion.

    Of course, his predecessor, Jean-Marie Balestre, was a war-time member of the French S.S. although insisted it was as a double-agent. I dread to think who will be next.

    I wrote a subtely titled piece on it at the time http://www.f1-pitlane.com/content/charlie-whiting-liar-no-one-cares

    Good piece.

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 14:36

    Pretty sneaky by Toyota, actually. But they almost didn’t even race - so they were skating on very thin ice here.

    They knew that Macca had pulled a fast one on them so they had to be sneaky by sowing enough seeds of doubt for the FIA to rethink its penalty. The flexibility of the wing could actually be a manufacturing issue, I have spoken to an engineer here at our faculty about composites and it is rather complicated to test flexibility in all directions. It was right that Toyota were pushed to the back they were at fault and they had to make changes which were re-tested. As for being banned from the race, you just p..... off a portion of the fan-base (including TV viewership) and some hefty sponsors like Panasonic. It is for this reason Lewis will be allowed to contest the rest of 2009 championship. What is not clear is whether Macca will be allowed to compete for the constructors championship this year. This or some sort of fine or both will be the options the FIA will most likely consider.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:38

    Of course, his predecessor, Jean-Marie Balestre, was a war-time member of the French S.S. although insisted it was as a double-agent. I dread to think who will be next.

    Jean Todt looks like Napoleon. Acts like him too. :D

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 14:39

    Jean Todt looks like Napoleon. Acts like him too. :D

    Clearly very suited for the position. No doubt he will ably assist Ferrari if his retirement package from them was to his pleasing!

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:40

    Clearly very suited for the position. No doubt he will ably assist Ferrari if his retirement package from them was to his pleasing!

    Him assisting Ferrari is not cut and dried, by any means, though. Remember that LDM ousted his dream team - so he may still feel aggrieved by that.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 14:43

    Herr Mosley did have a go with the Conservative Party in the early ‘eighties but was disapointed with, “the calibre of senior party officials”. Translation: they would not agree with him and let him be leader. So instead he runs FIA in a dictatorial fashion.

    He actually ran a political party with his father before that but for some reason they struggled to get people to vote for them

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Movement

    Balestre was known to be a facist but never had the high level connections Max's family had. His parents were married in a house belonging to josef Goebbels and Hitler was at the wedding. Stephen Fry has discussed an interview he did with Max's mother where as an off the cuff comment she turned to him and said 'You didn't know Hitler. Did you?' like he was some regular person.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:44

    Balestre was known to be a facist but never had the high level connections Max’s family had. His parents were married in a house belonging to josef Goebbels and Hitler was at the wedding. Stephen Fry has discussed an interview he did with Max’s mother where as an off the cuff comment she turned to him and said ‘You didn’t know Hitler. Did you?’ like he was some regular person.

    You are quite the history buff, Steven. :D Did you ever consider making it your career?

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 14:45

    Him assisting Ferrari is not cut and dried, by any means, though. Remember that LDM ousted his dream team - so he may still feel aggrieved by that.

    This is a difficult one to call on - hence if he was suitable paid off he might help otherwise he might to the opposite. The thought of this poison dwarf heading FIA makes me shudder. Clever, yes but integrity highly questionable. Ferrari has seen too much benefit derived from the FIA in the past for him to be acceptable to me.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:48

    This is a difficult one to call on - hence if he was suitable paid off he might help otherwise he might to the opposite. The thought of this poison dwarf heading FIA makes me shudder. Clever, yes but integrity highly questionable. Ferrari has seen too much benefit derived from the FIA in the past for him to be acceptable to me.

    I think he does have integrity - he does things within the rules. Very stretched rules, but within them nonetheless. We may hate the stuff he does, but has he ever done anything out and out illegal?

    BTW, if your TV won't show MotoGP tonight:

    http://www.justin.tv/playbeyond

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 14:50

    He actually ran a political party with his father before that but for some reason they struggled to get people to vote for them

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Movement

    Their views were extreme to say the least, even for the time. Hitler-like politics in the post-war era was unlikely to succeed.

    Politics is about packaging and charisma. Doubt that Max ever had any of that!

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 14:57

    You are quite the history buff, Steven. Did you ever consider making it your career?

    I wish I could find a way to make it pay. The trouble is i didn't develop an interest in it untlil long after I had left school so career options are limited.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 14:58

    I wish I could find a way to make it pay. The trouble is i didn’t develop an interest in it untlil long after I had left school so career options are limited.

    You could be the new Steven Fry...except without all the explusion from school...or prison.....unless theres something your not telling us?!

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:58

    I wish I could find a way to make it pay. The trouble is i didn’t develop an interest in it until long after I had left school so career options are limited.

    I was seriously considering taking some sort of history course for Uni, but history just doesn't pay. I just decided to ace my history units in Uni instead. ;)

    It's great fun to do in your spare time, though. :)

  • Jeremy13/04/2009 at 14:59

    i thought there was a big fuss that mclaren, for the first time allowed a driver to take personal sponsorships. ron wouldn’t let schumi, but he did let lewis?

    It's 1am here and I don't 'do' late nights very well, but what did Schumi have to do with Ron?

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:59

    You could be the new Steven Fry…except without all the explusion from school…or prison…..unless theres something your not telling us?!

    Steven Roy

    Steven Fry

    Hmmm?

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 14:59

    You could be the new Steven Fry…except without all the explusion from school…or prison…..unless theres something your not telling us?!

    Never been expelled from school or prison

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 15:00

    It’s 1am here and I don’t ‘do’ late nights very well, but what did Schumi have to do with Ron?

    Schumi was interested in signing for Mclaren but Ron dosent allow personal sponsorship (or didnt) for hats etc, like ferrari do now

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 15:00

    It’s 1am here and I don’t ‘do’ late nights very well, but what did Schumi have to do with Ron?

    Schumi considered moving to McLaren twice (once for 1996, once for 2000), but Ron said no to his personal sponsorships (first Dekra, then DVMB).

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 15:00

    It’s 1am here and I don’t ‘do’ late nights very well, but what did Schumi have to do with Ron?

    Ron tried to sign him a few times but the negotiations never got very far because Ron wouldn't let him have personal sponsors and wouldn't let him veto team mates.

  • Jeremy13/04/2009 at 15:01

    Never been expelled from school or prison

    you don't tend to get expelled from prison... :-)

  • Jeremy13/04/2009 at 15:02

    Schumi was interested in signing for Mclaren but Ron dosent allow personal sponsorship (or didnt) for hats etc, like ferrari do now

    Thanks all for clearing that up.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 15:02

    you don’t tend to get expelled from prison… :-)

    depends, what prisons do you go to ;) hehe

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 15:03

    Ron tried to sign him a few times but the negotiations never got very far because Ron wouldn’t let him have personal sponsors and wouldn’t let him veto team mates.

    McLaren isn't big enough to fit Ron AND Michael.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 15:03

    For those following the GRID laptime challenge, I've upped the ante even more - now up to 1.25.49 :D

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/dsc00580-jpg

  • Sebastian (Birmingham, UK)13/04/2009 at 15:05

    He actually ran a political party with his father before that but for some reason they struggled to get people to vote for them

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Movement

    I know Max was a member and almost ran as a candidate but did he run the party with his father? Max Mosley's main role seemed to be as some sort of social secretary organising parties to persuade young people that fascism could be fun. I think when it came to running the party, his father was not the power-sharing type either.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 15:33

    For those following the GRID laptime challenge, I’ve upped the ante even more - now up to 1.25.49 :D

    And now 1:24:98

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/dsc00585-jpg

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 15:39

    And now 1:24:98

    Oh you are kidding.....

  • RG13/04/2009 at 15:40

    Oh you are kidding…..

    Maybe there should be the 'Michael Schumacher Trophy For Being Too Good' and then a 'Sterling Moss Trophy for being Best of the Rest'

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 15:41

    Maybe there should be the ‘Michael Schumacher Trophy For Being Too Good’ and then a ‘Sterling Moss Trophy for being Best of the Rest’

    Based on my performance last night I think there should be a Takuma Sato Trophy.

  • Scott Woodwiss13/04/2009 at 15:43

    I'll be on GRID in a bit. Let's see if I can't knock Brawn Boy off his perch ;)

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 15:43

    Based on my performance last night I think there should be a Takuma Sato Trophy.

    god bless the Damage Off option :D

  • Flibster13/04/2009 at 15:43

    i think i’m officially in trouble:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/13/daily-13th-april-2009/

    Good. :D

    Normal service has been resumed. ;)

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 15:44

    god bless the Damage Off option :D

    here here

  • RG13/04/2009 at 15:44

    Based on my performance last night I think there should be a Takuma Sato Trophy.

    You should have your own end of year awards...

    'The Lewis Hamilton Award for Incompetence in the Pits'

    'The Mark Webber Award for 'I was doing so well before the engine went''

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 15:48

    You should have your own end of year awards…

    I'm going for 'The Sebastian Buemi award for 'I was so fast, three and a half tenths, noooooo''

  • RG13/04/2009 at 15:50

    I’m going for ‘The Sebastian Buemi award for ‘I was so fast, three and a half tenths, noooooo”

    haha

    'The Kimi Raikkonen award for giving up before its finished'

  • Jackie13/04/2009 at 15:57

    i think i’m officially in trouble:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/13/daily-13th-april-2009/

    Maybe we should all hide until Mr C is officially out of the dog house

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 15:57

    Right, I'm going to go and balls up some more laps in the last chicane.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 15:57

    Maybe we should all hide until Mr C is officially out of the dog house

    Hope there's not an 'atmosphere' on Wednesday....

  • Jackie13/04/2009 at 15:58

    Hope there’s not an ‘atmosphere’ on Wednesday….

    Well I'll boycott if there is

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 15:59

    Well I’ll boycott if there is

    We can form a breakaway meetup.

  • Sebastian (Birmingham, UK)13/04/2009 at 16:51

    Of course, his predecessor, Jean-Marie Balestre, was a war-time member of the French S.S. although insisted it was as a double-agent. I dread to think who will be next.

    Picking through an article in the Brazil 1982 edition of Grand Prix International (best (but sadly short-lived) F1 magazine ever) on Jean-Marie Balestre, at fifteen, he joined the International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism, spent four months involved in the Spanish Civil war, and was a prominent anti-Nazi speaker in 1938-9. After German occupation, he organised a group of young anti-Nazis, and later at nineteen joined/infiltrated the (Nazi) Youth Front, but got quickly expelled after interrogation by the Gestapo. He then became deputy head of a youth camp, keeping contact with the free zone and supplying forged papers to the resistance. He had quite a successful career as a Nazi later joining the NSKK recruiting French volunteers for the Waffen SS and then in charge of recruiting for the Eastern front. In 1943, he was involved in a failed plot to blow up the Waffen SS HQ, and Balestre was arrested, tortured, jailed, and then deported to a series of concentration camps including Dachau. After liberation in 1945, he returned to France where he was jailed for eighteen months for collaboration before his case came to court and he was freed.

    According to the author of this article, Keith Botsford, "I have seen the documents and they are genuine."

    However, Balestre's fast-track career success as a Nazi did cause his resistance colleagues some doubts. One story I think I read in Motorsport is that he was asked which side he was on and replied, "Whichever side wins." Undoubtedly, with his behaviour as head of FISA and FIA, he was an outrageous drama-queen (not intending any observation on his sexual orientation) and such I believe is often true of double-agents.

    Did he know quite which side he was on? In the chaos of the aftermath of World War II, how much documentation survived? After all, he did know a thing or two about acquiring forged documents himself. In conclusion, he was definitely a loyal member of the resistance, or a loyal Nazi, or both or neither, and that's the definitive truth.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 16:58

    I guess in the end it comes down to what was going on in his head regardless what evidence there is to prove he was a member of either side and none of us will ever that.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 17:17

    Big shake up at Ferrari. Baldisserri to be factory based rather than going to the races. Chris Dyer will take over his track duties.

    Marc Gene has been doing straight line tests.

    Rory Byrne will be representing the team in Paris which puts a different spin on his comments about diffusers a few days ago.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74449

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 17:23

    Big shake up at Ferrari. Baldisserri to be factory based rather than going to the races. Chris Dyer will take over his track duties.

    WOW. This is... HUGE. Biggest re-org since Brawn and Byrne came in 1997. LDM's doing, I'm sure. Stefano better step up his game... or else.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 17:24

    WOW. This is… HUGE. Biggest re-org since Brawn and Byrne came in 1997. LDM’s doing, I’m sure. Stefano better step up his game… or else.

    However - I'm not sure if this reflex reaction is the best thing for them. Reshuffling everything so soon? That just triggers more flux and chaos.

    In the days of Todt, many wondered the real Ferrari, the Italian-Latin Ferrari, was. Well, it's back. Oh boy, it's back.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 17:27

    And they got Rory Byrne to come back from Thailand. It's THAT huge.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 17:28

    In the days of Todt, many wondered WHERE the real Ferrari, the Italian-Latin Ferrari, was. Well, it’s back. Oh boy, it’s back.

    Corrected my typo above. :D

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 17:30

    MotoGP in Qatar, Take 2!

    And action!

  • Jackie13/04/2009 at 17:31

    WOW. This is… HUGE. Biggest re-org since Brawn and Byrne came in 1997. LDM’s doing, I’m sure. Stefano better step up his game… or else.

    Is it any worse than McLaren losing their technical director?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 17:32

    MotoGP in Qatar, Take 2!

    Nooo!! I'm watching the west wing, will iplayer it later

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 17:33

    Is it any worse than McLaren losing their technical director?

    This is bigger in that multiple people and positions are affected. And they asked for Rory Byrne to come back - that wouldn't just happen for no particular reason.

    And the Todt-era Ferrari team hated doing such reshuffles - they take a more structured, slow-but-steady approach.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 17:33

    Nooo!! I’m watching the west wing, will iplayer it later

    It starts in under 28 minutes.

  • Sebastian (Birmingham, UK)13/04/2009 at 17:45

    So Ferrari are to have a working party lead by the technical director to improve this year's cars? What was the previous plan - to not have the technical director leading a group to work on improving this year's cars?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 17:46

    It starts in under 28 minutes.

    Can you Feed me please? i cant find one

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 17:46

    Can you Feed me please? i cant find one

    Don't worry, found the BBC one

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 17:53

    If it rains, and gets red flagged. I'm going to spend the next week laughing

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 17:56

    If it rains, and gets red flagged. I’m going to spend the next week laughing

    They said no clouds whatsoever - clear skies.

    Did you hear the Mika Kallio interview? You'd think he was Mika Hakkinen or Kimi Raikkonen if you weren't looking.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 17:58

    Did you hear the Mika Kallio interview? You’d think he was Mika Hakkinen or Kimi Raikkonen if you weren’t looking.

    haha.

    who says men can't multitask, im watching a Moto GP race (on silent) and lots of the West Wing too.

    the grid looks very empty when no-ones moving. bikes are smallllll

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 17:59

    the grid looks very empty when no-ones moving. bikes are smallllll

    too true. :D

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 18:00

    too true. :D

    i guess it dosent go as far back because theres 3 bikes on a row. looking forward to this :)

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 18:03

    look! a race where everyones still on the track after a lap! WOW!

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 18:03

    i guess it dosent go as far back because theres 3 bikes on a row. looking forward to this :)

    Rossi likes making it hard for himself - he always falls back at the start. Sparring with Lorenzo didn't help his cause, either.

  • Jackie13/04/2009 at 18:03

    I wonder what angle they get down to when they lean on those corners

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 18:04

    look! a race where everyones still on the track after a lap! WOW!

    And just as you say that, Melandri goes off.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 18:04

    I wonder what angle they get down to when they lean on those corners

    last year they had a cool graphic where it tells you the angle of leaning, some serious angles going on

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 18:04

    And just as you say that, Melandri goes off.

    yeah, hahaha

  • Jackie13/04/2009 at 18:04

    fantastic camera work looking at the driver behind

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 18:06

    Now - can Rossi catch Stoner?

  • lou13/04/2009 at 18:06

    why are you live commenting the moto gp in yesterday's thread? :)

  • RG13/04/2009 at 18:07

    why are you live commenting the moto gp in yesterday’s thread? :)

    It was meant to happen yesterday

  • Jackie13/04/2009 at 18:07

    why are you live commenting the moto gp in yesterday’s thread? :)

    oops

  • lou13/04/2009 at 18:07

    It was meant to happen yesterday

    ahhh clever :)

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 21:26

    Are the engine manufacturers limited to how many teams they can sell their engines to? I was looking through the regulations the other day trying to find it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

    From what I remember I don't think so... I'm sure you want more detail than that.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 21:27

    The James Allen was me btw.

    Sorry am very confused then...

  • me13/04/2009 at 21:28

    From what I remember I don’t think so… I’m sure you want more detail than that.

    :D

  • RG13/04/2009 at 21:29

    Sorry am very confused then…

    I signed at as James Allen, it was a joke, the didn't understand the joke.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 21:36

    From what I remember I don’t think so… I’m sure you want more detail than that.

    By the way I am only just catching up with the daily post... I do take umbridge at you saying you are stuck at stage six when:

    STAGE 6.5 You begin to write guest posts for Sidepodcast, with or without your own blog.

    The daily posts for the last few days prove that! You used capitals and everything!

    STAGE 7.. Concerned that you may have let your friends down by your failure to host the next sidepodpanel, you volunteer to be filmed live for a show.

    First Sidepodpannel + the one when RG could continue... You didn't want to let your friends down!

    STAGE 7.5. Compose, sing and upload a song for the Sidepodcommunity to enjoy.

    12 days of Sidepodchristmas - need I say more!

    STAGE 7.6. You are in denial! You convince yourself and/or try to mislead others that you are really only at stage 3.

    Oh denial - yes I am certain you are here! :)

  • me13/04/2009 at 21:37

    Oh denial - yes I am certain you are here! :)

    oh balls.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 21:37

    oh balls.

    Update the wiki :)

  • RG13/04/2009 at 21:38

    First Sidepodpannel + the one when RG could continue… You didn’t want to let your friends down!

    I couldn't continue, its a matter of principle you see, I'm going to explain what happend once more.

    Wait, the phone is ringing

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 21:38

    Me - oh balls :)

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 21:38

    oh balls.

    :D

    Plus it's Christine's blog, so technically you are a guest writer even if you do have your own byline.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 21:40

    Plus it’s Christine’s blog, so technically you are a guest writer even if you do have your own byline.

    That's the thing. Although to be fair this extra criteria was only added to move Steven Roy up the ranks. So in many ways it's Steven Roy's fault :)

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 21:41

    That’s the thing. Although to be fair this extra criteria was only added to move Steven Roy up the ranks. So in many ways it’s Steven Roy’s fault :)

    How does he live with himself we wonder...

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 21:41

    they’re independent journalists. i don’t think they’re exclusively contracted to the bbc. croftie still does the darts, right? but you’re correct, with maurice, it is the bbc team minus davidson.

    They are freelance. What else they do is their business!

  • RG13/04/2009 at 21:42

    they’re independent journalists. i don’t think they’re exclusively contracted to the bbc. croftie still does the darts, right? but you’re correct, with maurice, it is the bbc team minus davidson.

    He does the darts? Have I been missing something.

  • me13/04/2009 at 21:42

    they’re independent journalists. i don’t think they’re exclusively contracted to the bbc. croftie still does the darts, right? but you’re correct, with maurice, it is the bbc team minus davidson.

    i think he did it before f1?

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 21:42

    He does the darts? Have I been missing something.

    Something = 180 :)

  • me13/04/2009 at 21:43

    They are freelance. What else they do is their business!

    i guess it would only ever be an issue, if the force india podcast was made on bbc time and bbc money?

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 21:44

    i guess it would only ever be an issue, if the force india podcast was made on bbc time and bbc money?

    on BBC equipment...

  • me13/04/2009 at 21:44

    on BBC equipment…

    or that.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 21:46

    on BBC equipment…

    Don't an independent company make the Five Live podcasts? USP Content or something? Maybe they make some of the team podcasts too?

  • RG13/04/2009 at 21:46

    i think he did it before f1?

    According to the BBC

    'David has worked for the station for 10 years, during which time he has presented Sport on 5, covered the 2002 Football World Cup, 2004 Olympic Games, World Championship boxing and the 2007 Superbowl'

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 21:47

    and the 2007 Superbowl’

    Really? Don't remember that.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 21:47

    Really? Don’t remember that.

    For 5Live that is

  • me13/04/2009 at 21:47

    Don’t an independent company make the Five Live podcasts? USP Content or something? Maybe they make some of the team podcasts too?

    http://uspcontent.com/

    not sure about the fif1 podcast, but they've done the renault one since the beginning and holly's always presented that.

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 21:48

    Jimmy White interview on Inside Sport tonight. Woot!

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 21:48

    Really? Don’t remember that.

    Is it even on UK TV? Do the USians have our Cup Final too?

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 21:48

    For 5Live that is

    Ah.

  • me13/04/2009 at 21:49

    Really? Don’t remember that.

    For 5Live that is

    croftie's done the darts on tv too? i swear we've heard him.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 21:49

    Is it even on UK TV?

    Yeah, the BBC have the rights to it, showed it on BBC 2 last year I think.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 21:50

    croftie’s done the darts on tv too? i swear we’ve heard him.

    Not just mistaking him with someone else? Cos I've watched it and cant remember it.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 21:50

    Yeah, the BBC have the rights to it, showed it on BBC 2 last year I think.

    Or SkySports if you have got it

  • me13/04/2009 at 21:50

    Not just mistaking him with someone else? Cos I’ve watched it and cant remember it.

    there's a comment somewhere on sidepodcast about it. give me ten mins.

  • Pat W13/04/2009 at 21:50

    Is it even on UK TV? Do the USians have our Cup Final too?

    Live on BBC1 and Sky Sports.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 21:51

    Or SkySports if you have got it

    They have ads though. BBC have Jake Humphrey and that American guy.

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 21:52

    croftie’s done the darts on tv too? i swear we’ve heard him.

    180 Miles Per Hour! ?

  • RG13/04/2009 at 21:52

    there’s a comment somewhere on sidepodcast about it. give me ten mins.

    No need.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/content/articles/2007/02/19/davidcroft_presenter_feature.shtml

    'a darts commentator for BBC Television.'

    A West Ham fan too, so, ha to him

  • RG13/04/2009 at 21:52

    They have ads though. BBC have Jake Humphrey and that American guy.

    Greg Brady?

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 21:53

    Live on BBC1 and Sky Sports.

    Thanks for all the replies about the Superbowl, I should have mentioned that Icouldn't care less that it is shown here, so sorry for wasting your time :s

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 21:53

    Greg Brady?

    *shrug*

  • me13/04/2009 at 21:53

    i found it:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/01/06/how-deep-is-your-love/#comment-172033

    No need.

    oh.

  • me13/04/2009 at 21:54

    Thanks for all the replies about the Superbowl, I should have mentioned that Icouldn’t care less that it is shown here, so sorry for wasting your time :s

    c'mon. we live commented bruce and everything this year.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 21:54

    Thanks for all the replies about the Superbowl, I should have mentioned that Icouldn’t care less that it is shown here, so sorry for wasting your time :s

    Bah, watching the Superbowl is something is something everything should do at least once.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 21:55

    i found it:

    I replied to that as well. My brain = Poor much very

  • me13/04/2009 at 21:55

    I replied to that as well. My brain = Poor much very

    :D

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 21:57

    Bah, watching the Superbowl is something is something everything should do at least once.

    I'm told that I may have watched it some years ago (on Channel 4 apparently). I really don't remember

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 21:57

    I’m told that I may have watched it some years ago (on Channel 4 apparently). I really don’t remember

    95 million people can't be wrong.

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 21:58

    i found it:

    Wow. Do you remember every single comment for future reference? If so, my PIN is.....

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:00

    Wow. Do you remember every single comment for future reference? If so, my PIN is…..

    gotta know your comments ;)

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 22:05

    Question for Inside Sport watchers. Has F1 been on it? Might be a daft question, but I remember reading what would be on the first show of the new series a few weeks ago and there was no mention of F1.

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2009 at 22:08

    when everyone else is on engine 9 and taking their grid penalty and he’s still on engine 1 he can talk about how much money he’s saved the team, and how he finally gets to be on pole. {Comment #77}

    Heikki's on engine 2 already. Whether he needs to be or not is another question entirely.

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 22:11

    gotta know your comments ;)

    :D Now watching Red Dwarf

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 22:11

    Oops, in the wrong thread again :(

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:12

    Oops, in the wrong thread again :(

    have i ever mentioned how much i like lclt?

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 22:15

    have i ever mentioned how much i like lclt?

    Just as a by the way... I have noticed that the realtime doohicky doesn't last as much as it used to :( Soz to say... I looked back to my last version and it stalled at: 12/04/2009 at 13:33:11

  • lou13/04/2009 at 22:15

    have i ever mentioned how much i like lclt?

    i like it too... shame it doesn't like me :P

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:15

    Just as a by the way… I have noticed that the realtime doohicky doesn’t last as much as it used to :( Soz to say… I looked back to my last version and it stalled at: 12/04/2009 at 13:33:11

    hmmm. my desire to improve it is waning rapidly.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 22:15

    hmmm. my desire to improve it is waning rapidly.

    :(

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:16

    i like it too… shame it doesn’t like me :P

    true. nor steveintheuk it would seem. however, building a better lclt is trivial compared to fixing a fundamentally flawed doohickey.

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:17

    hmmm. my desire to improve it is waning rapidly.

    :(

    the problem is, it causes us way, way more work than any other single element of sidepodcast. and it's no-ones fault, it's just not a very good idea.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 22:19

    true. nor steveintheuk it would seem. however, building a better lclt is trivial compared to fixing a fundamentally flawed doohickey.

    it used to be fine. then stopped letting me post comments. i think the problem with today was that the daily thread went up when other conversations were going on in this thread, so they were continued, and people assumed they were in the right thread. it's not normally this bad.

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2009 at 22:20

    Would that count as a GP win? Guess the team could claim so.

    not a clue. i guess it depends on how the fia choose to call it? {Comment #259}

    It is considered a win - only the points and easily divisible rewards are halved.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 22:20

    the problem is, it causes us way, way more work than any other single element of sidepodcast. and it’s no-ones fault, it’s just not a very good idea.

    I absolutely believe that I like the doohicky outside of race times... However... I think that you should pile the pressure onto the users. Make them jump through hoops to post on a non-daily thread. RG is right about pop-ups to the non-current thread.

    I reckon if it doesn't make you happy the community will understand...

    However I love being able to leave something open that collects all of the comments from all of the threads for me...

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:21

    However I love being able to leave something open that collects all of the comments from all of the threads for me…

    i agree. maybe doohickey should be read-only?

  • Pat W13/04/2009 at 22:21

    the problem is, it causes us way, way more work than any other single element of sidepodcast. and it’s no-ones fault, it’s just not a very good idea.

    I absolutely believe that I like the doohicky outside of race times… However… I think that you should pile the pressure onto the users. Make them jump through hoops to post on a non-daily thread. RG is right about pop-ups to the non-current thread.

    I reckon if it doesn’t make you happy the community will understand…

    However I love being able to leave something open that collects all of the comments from all of the threads for me…

    I agree completely.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 22:21

    i agree. maybe doohickey should be read-only?

    isn't the point so that people can post quicker?

  • lou13/04/2009 at 22:22

    i agree. maybe doohickey should be read-only?

    but where will we post?

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 22:22

    i agree. maybe doohickey should be read-only?

    I would probably go with that...

    Reply does a pop-up with a lclt for that thread?

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 22:22

    i agree. maybe doohickey should be read-only?

    Interesting. HOw about making the thread link into the reply button - then you read what it says instead of just hitting reply?

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:22

    isn’t the point so that people can post quicker?

    no.

    the reason it was created was so we could watch multiple conversations simultaneously.

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:22

    but where will we post?

    on a new and improved lclt.

  • Pat W13/04/2009 at 22:22

    i agree. maybe doohickey should be read-only?

    No, unless you can make everything read-only except today's daily thread.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 22:23

    but where will we post?

    We could post in the actual comments... Although I do love the current convenience.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 22:23

    the reason it was created was so we could watch multiple conversations simultaneously.

    But if you are watching a conversation surely you will want to be involved in it?

  • RG13/04/2009 at 22:23

    the reason it was created was so we could watch multiple conversations simultaneously.

    Yeah, thats what I meant quicker, so they didn't miss anything.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 22:23

    We could post in the actual comments… Although I do love the current convenience.

    but then how would we live comment in a race.... pressing F5?

  • RG13/04/2009 at 22:24

    No, unless you can make everything read-only except today’s daily thread.

    I like Pat's idea, make the Doohickey only available to consider the thread from the latest daily

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:24

    Interesting. HOw about making the thread link into the reply button - then you read what it says instead of just hitting reply?

    i dunno, the text is big enough already. from my perspective it's really about human nature, and my human nature tells me to hit reply if i have something to say and not to categorise my thoughts before typing them.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 22:24

    You've created a monster because nobody wants ta see LCLT no more,

    they want doohicky...

    etc.

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:24

    You’ve created a monster because nobody wants ta see LCLT no more,

    they want doohicky…

    rats!

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 22:24

    but then how would we live comment in a race…. pressing F5?

    We use the LCLT for that no?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 22:25

    You’ve created a monster because nobody wants ta see LCLT no more,

    they want doohicky…

    you sir, need a knight hood

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 22:25

    We use the LCLT for that no?

    Are people going to want to watch conversations in one window and reply to them in another though?

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 22:26

    Are people going to want to watch conversations in one window and reply to them in another though?

    All I mean is that when we're watching a race we do all tend to be in one thread so the LCLT works really well.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 22:27

    We use the LCLT for that no?

    i honestly would if i could. actually... i haven't tried it in chrome.. only Firefox.. i'll see if that works

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 22:27

    you sir, need a knight hood

    I thang you :)

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 22:27

    i honestly would if i could. actually… i haven’t tried it in chrome.. only Firefox.. i’ll see if that works

    It works great for me in Chrome.

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:28

    i honestly would if i could. actually… i haven’t tried it in chrome.. only Firefox.. i’ll see if that works

    don't worry, lclt in its current guise is old and slow. it does need updating. that i'm aware of. don't trouble yourself trying.

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:29

    Are people going to want to watch conversations in one window and reply to them in another though?

    i don't know. but this current conversation is already massively, massively broken. we're on two threads, discussing the same issue.

    to put it mildly, it's ******

  • RG13/04/2009 at 22:30

    i honestly would if i could. actually… i haven’t tried it in chrome.. only Firefox.. i’ll see if that works

    I gotta admit, lclt is brilliant, its is advanced ahead more than a lot of blogs would have. Its quicker than going through blog links, comment quicker, great for live commenting, One flaw is that it only allows you to post in one place at a time. And its alright for that cos you know where your posting at least.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 22:30

    don’t worry, lclt in its current guise is old and slow. it does need updating. that i’m aware of. don’t trouble yourself trying.

    The problem is that the doohicky is really close to a perfect system... I've shown it to several people who say, "F$C£ing h*ll this is a blog? Amazing this is the future.. even twitter doesn't do this properly yet!"

    There's a reason why people don't want it to go... Why Christine prefers it to the LCLT...

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:34

    The problem is that the doohicky is really close to a perfect system… I’ve shown it to several people who say, “F$C£ing h*ll this is a blog? Amazing this is the future.. even twitter doesn’t do this properly yet!”

    i agree. but even you must see that if anyone tries to read this conversation in the morning, it will be impossible to follow. it's spread across two threads and literally only makes sense if you happen to have doohickey open, or have left it open overnight.

    in a few months time, it'll be worthless as a conversation. that.is.bad.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 22:34

    There’s a reason why people don’t want it to go… Why Christine prefers it to the LCLT…

    I think if you just make it Vista like to post in the wrong thread then people will stop!

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2009 at 22:34

    oops. what happened?

    Heavy rain + night race + bright lights + way too many track reflections {Comment #337}

    At last I can explain to Mum why she turned on the TV expecting the re-run of MotoGP and found some gardening program on instead...

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:35

    I think if you just make it Vista like to post in the wrong thread then people will stop!

    ok, i shall try.

  • Flibster13/04/2009 at 22:37

    in a few months time, it’ll be worthless as a conversation. that.is.bad.

    I can't follow it now.

    It could be just me thats broken though...

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 22:37

    in a few months time, it’ll be worthless as a conversation. that.is.bad.

    I understand that... That is why it is necessary to make it either a) hard to post in the wrong thread or b) work flawlessly....

    I am sorry, but the created a monster thing is truly appropriate. I haven't seen anyone else solve this problem yet. And the thing you are doing is so close to awesome that it is so awesome that the people using it don't want to lose it.

    You are super smart... You can figure out a way... I believe :)

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:40

    You are super smart… You can figure out a way… I believe :)

    i appreciate your confidence :)

    will crack on... after the science museum visit, and then the race!

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:40

    I can’t follow it now.

    It could be just me thats broken though…

    :D

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 22:40

    You are super smart… You can figure out a way… I believe :)

    And all in the wrong thread!

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:41

    And all in the wrong thread!

    absolutely. the word is broken.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 22:41

    will crack on… after the science museum visit, and then the race!

    Woo, it feels like weeks since Malaysia already.

  • littlepurplegoth13/04/2009 at 22:46

    I now have two windows open so that I can go back and forth and keep up...

    ... but then I am one of the worlds oddities who both computers on more than one screen and watches TV or listens to radio 4 at the same time.... (I've been known to sew/knit, read and watchtv/listentor4 all at once as well....)

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2009 at 22:47

    I once tried putting theme hospital on a floppy disk when I was really young. Ahh to be naive once again. {Comment #803}

    I remember when my floppy disks had more space than my computer's memory. Very useful for backing up stuff, not so useful when the most advanced game you can play on it is Commander Keen I (and even that is really slow)...

    Funnily enough, I started playing Theme Hospital again last week. For some reason, it's stopped saving the saved games though, which ruins the replay value a bit :(

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:47

    I now have two windows open so that I can go back and forth and keep up…

    that solution won't work for men!

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 22:48

    that solution won’t work for men!

    :)

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 22:49

    Funnily enough, I started playing Theme Hospital again last week. For some reason, it’s stopped saving the saved games though, which ruins the replay value a bit :(

    I hate that old games don't run properly on new computers.

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2009 at 22:51

    Theme Hospital! Awww, those were the days. I loved playing Sim City and Civilization around that time too. {Comment #808}

    Remember Theme Park too (the original, that is). When I got that I spent about three months playing nothing else. Luckily my other computer games were patient.

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 22:51

    Chris, how's the Grid laptimes coming along?:P

  • littlepurplegoth13/04/2009 at 22:52

    I hate that old games don’t run properly on new computers.

    The children have an old laptop for precisely this reason - we have big gaps and lots of decent games for them from when DD1 was that age. They work OK, so I'm loath to have to replace them all :-)

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2009 at 22:57

    I hate that old games don’t run properly on new computers. {Comment #1434}

    That's what DOSBox was made for. The only game I haven't managed to make work properly on that yet is Little Big Adventure (again, the original - LBA2 is fine).

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 22:57

    Chris, how’s the Grid laptimes coming along?:P

    Not well. I don't know why I chose the F3000 cars, I bloody hate them! I managed to shave about a second off today but still pretty far off your time :(

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 22:59

    The children have an old laptop for precisely this reason - we have big gaps and lots of decent games for them from when DD1 was that age. They work OK, so I’m loath to have to replace them all :-)

    I salute you for giving your children old games to play. Kids who go straight into next-gen gaming never appreciate classic games.

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 23:01

    If you mean the 1:26, that was Luke :P

    If I remember correctly, you're quicker than my 1:30.32 :)

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 23:02

    If you mean the 1:26, that was Luke :P

    If I remember correctly, you’re quicker than my 1:30.32 :)

    My bad :D

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 23:02

    The children have an old laptop for precisely this reason - we have big gaps and lots of decent games for them from when DD1 was that age. They work OK, so I’m loath to have to replace them all :-)

    What does DD1 stand for? lol

  • littlepurplegoth13/04/2009 at 23:07

    DD1 = dear/dratted (dependent on mood!) daughter 1.

    Thing is - to me the games they have aren't 'old' .... I'm from the days of zx81/spectrums (harold anyone?) and textbased games such as HHGTTG and Leather Goddesses of Phobos (pmsl) on text only PCs.... Heck there was a time when I spent vast quantities of time with interesting shaped dice and paper and pencil and being the only female in a room of non-females....

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 23:08

    DD1 = dear/dratted (dependent on mood!) daughter 1.

    ah right, thought it would be a kidlet of some sort :)

  • littlepurplegoth13/04/2009 at 23:11

    ah right, thought it would be a kidlet of some sort

    Not that I would describe the 13+ dd1 as a kidlet - she's nearly as tall as I am, wah! (OK, so I'm short and Andy is not - plus I have tall male relatives in direct line etc etc - so not suprising but still wah!)

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 23:12

    Thing is - to me the games they have aren’t ‘old’.

    Me neither (I'm 22 for the record), but kids who go straight to Xbox 360 and PS3 see anything before the N64/PS1 era and discount it as rubbish without even playing it. Quite sad really, but there are plans for a museum of sorts that will keep copies of such things.

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 23:14

    I still have my PS1. :D

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 23:15

    I still have my PS1. :D

    Never have, never will.

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2009 at 23:18

    lou, best game you ever played from yesteryear? {Comment #849}

    When I was 2, I played a lot of Jumpman and liked it a lot, but my first real favourite game was Paganitzu, which came out a year later. Pushing boulders around was a lot of fun.

    Then there was Commander Keen a couple of years later, then Doom two years after that. My brother and I must have played through the shareware game's competitive mode about 50 times.

    After that, Transport Tycoon and Jazz Jackrabbit arrived at about the same time. In both cases they were shareware for a long time before we managed to locate registered versions at a then-novel-to-us thing called a "computer fair". Transport Tycoon was at the first one we attended and it was the first game we ever bought on CD-ROM. Incredibly exciting, and it's fair to say we got our £20 out of it! Jazz's registered version arrived a year later and I still play it occasionally (though it is strictly the desktop version; I tried OpenJazz for Windows Mobile a few weeks back and it definitely needs work before I will repeat the experience...)

    After that, there was a bit of a lull because I got my first computer and it wasn't powerful enough to play anything more advanced than Paganitzu. Also, there was a Commodore 64 in the house for a few months, which got played to pieces (favourite game on there being Bubble Bobble - somehow the PC conversion was never as good, even if the C64 one frequently locked up on level 35). I had access to my dad's computer, the game I played most often was Civilization, closely followed by Dune 2. (This was when the gap between games being released and my parents picking them up as bargains first came to light).

    However, Christmas 1998 brought a better computer for me and Theme Park. It took a good three months before anyone could convince me to try any other games - and Quake was a bit of a letdown after the thrills of setting up my own rollercoasters.

    The next two-and-a-third years was a golden age for enjoying a vast quantity of varied games. Then came The Big One.

    I'd been looking at it with a somewhat envious eye since it had appeared in March 2000, but the price tag had always been too high. A review in Computer Gaming World holding it in effusive praise and comparing it with the enduring power of NetHack (a game that was 16 years old at the time and still finding great favour with one of the reviewers and, about seven years later, me) only fired my quiet enthusiasm further. When I got an unmarked box as the penultimate present in my Christmas 2000 stocking, I didn't dare believe my parents had actually bought it for me. When I not only played The Sims to pieces but bought every single expansion pack for it and downloaded a full gigabyte of custom items, my parents might have been less confident in the wisdom of their decision.

    Even my brother has a copy of The Sims 2, and he rarely plays anything on the computer that doesn't have a gun in it somewhere (or he didn't last I checked - he moved away a couple of years ago).

    The Sims 2 is my favourite game, Theme Park is my favourite from yesteryear if the definition is "20th century", but if that's not yesteryear enough for you, wind back the comment far enough and something in there will satisfy your definition.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 23:20

    The Sims 2 is my favourite game.

    You will be pleased to know that The Sims 3 is due out in June.

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 23:21

    There's a Sims movie in progress too. "What the hell" doesn't begin to cover my thoughts.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 23:22

    There’s a Sims movie in progress too. “What the hell” doesn’t begin to cover my thoughts.

    Yup, of all the game-to-movie plans, that has to be the stupidest.

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2009 at 23:23

    Thing is - to me the games they have aren’t ‘old’ …. I’m from the days of zx81/spectrums (harold anyone?) and textbased games such as HHGTTG and Leather Goddesses of Phobos (pmsl) on text only PCs…. {Comment #1444}

    I've heard of Leather Goddesses of Phobos (and told that I shouldn't play it as a child, though this wasn't an option at the time since I neither had a suitable console nor had heard of emulators). Could you please tell me what HHGTTG is?

    I remember playing Theseus on my first computer, which was a text-based adventure. Used to keep getting struck by some wild boar because my mapping skills were rubbish at the time.

  • Bassano Clapper13/04/2009 at 23:24

    What's it called, can't see anything on IMDB?

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 23:25

    What’s it called, can’t see anything on IMDB?

    Currently, The Sims : The Movie, but it's in the earliest stages of planing.

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 23:26

    It should be called What The **** tbh.

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 23:26

    Currently, The Sims : The Movie, but it’s in the earliest stages of planing.

    Wooden actors then?

  • me13/04/2009 at 23:26

    It should be called What The **** tbh.

    :D

  • littlepurplegoth13/04/2009 at 23:26

    Quite sad really, but there are plans for a museum of sorts that will keep copies of such things.

    It already exists - its about a 10 min cycle down the road from us at Bletchley Park :-)

    HHGTTG = hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. I haven't played it in ages (eons) as I no longer have a 3 1/2" drive on anything useable (well, safely without worrying about short circuits usable, lol) but Andy tells me that its around online should one hunt for it.

    Mind you - I also keep meaning to go find the telnet MUDs that I used to play but I then remember the sheer amount of time I used to kill on them (specifically Igor or NuclearWar) at university (overnight computer labs anyone - going up to campus on the last bus and home or to ones one campus at the other end of the city on the first bus teehee) and wondering if I have the time anymore or can risk the sheer addictive factor.....

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2009 at 23:26

    there was a time when I spent vast quantities of time with interesting shaped dice and paper and pencil and being the only female in a room of non-females…. {Comment #1444}

    You found someone who would play that with you? Cool! I bought the Dungeons and Dragons basic books (Advanced, edition 3.5) when I went to university and then found out the (Not Just) Dungeons and Dragons Society clashed with swimming club... Even looking online didn't help because I can't guarantee a specific time when I'll have three uninterrupted hours on the internet every week.

    So the books have stayed in a box in my room ever since. Maybe one day I'll get to use them...

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 23:27

    Could you please tell me what HHGTTG is?

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy at a guess

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 23:28

    It already exists - its about a 10 min cycle down the road from us at Bletchley Park :-)

    Ah, good to know.

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 23:29

    Uh........

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MySims_Racing

    Front cover guy looks a bit like Liuzzi. :P

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2009 at 23:30

    You will be pleased to know that The Sims 3 is due out in June. {Comment #1447}

    I would be were it not for the complete impossibility of me having a computer that could actually run the game by then. (A three-day camping trip somewhere a bit noisy at around that time took priority).

  • Bassano Clapper13/04/2009 at 23:31

    Currently, The Sims : The Movie, but it’s in the earliest stages of planing.

    Reported as far back as May 2007, still hasn't reached IMDB (usually a pre-production or announced status will be listed)

    Let's hope it never made it passed the budget sign-off!

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2009 at 23:31

    Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy at a guess {Comment #1462}

    Thanks for that. I've read the books but never knew there was a computer game.

  • Bassano Clapper13/04/2009 at 23:32

    Uh……..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MySims_Racing

    Front cover guy looks a bit like Liuzzi. :P

    Glasses and hair are not 'wacky' enough ;)

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 23:34

    Let’s hope it never made it passed the budget sign-off!

    Sadly, Prince of Persia and Shadow of the Colosus already have.

  • littlepurplegoth13/04/2009 at 23:34

    heh - try the roleplaying thing - as a female I *never* lacked for those willing to play (although I did occasionally have to point-off an ex-public-schoolboy with a blunt point or two when they hadn't learnt that females were befriendable without it being anything else (rolls eyes!)

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2009 at 23:35

    Front cover guy looks a bit like Liuzzi. {Comment #1464}

    :D

    The one at the back vaguely resembles Keke Rosberg. The one in the middle doesn't remind me of any F1 racers past or present, possibly because I can't imagine any of them in quite that pose during a race...

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 23:37

    Thanks for that. I’ve read the books but never knew there was a computer game.

    Read the books, watched the TV series and the film and never heard of the game.

  • littlepurplegoth13/04/2009 at 23:41

    Read the books, watched the TV series and the film and never heard of the game.

    You need to go and find all the radio series to fill in the gaps then now :-)

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2009 at 23:41

    on a ye olde arcade machine (10p a game), yup. {Comment #891ish}

    There was an arcade machine in the hotel where my swimming team stayed for the annual Blyth swimming gala. It had a tabletop version of Space Invaders dating from 1981. I was really pleased with myself when I got the top score on it the last year I went. Don't know if I still hold the record though, because I've not been since 2003.

    The only other one I remember going on was a racing game (whose name I cannot remember) in the arcade at the French hotel where my school trip stayed in 1998. I only managed second on that one...

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 23:44

    The only other one I remember going on was a racing game (whose name I cannot remember) in the arcade at the French hotel where my school trip stayed in 1998. I only managed second on that one…

    When I was 11 I went to Spain on a school trip and me and a friend spend every night in the hotel bar drinking no-alcoholic cocktails and playing Metal Slug on an arcade cabinet. Good times.

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2009 at 23:45

    lou’s just reminded me of one of the best and most addictive pc games ever…

    …rollercoaster tycoon!! {Comment #896}

    I quite enjoyed that game - but remember being told off for playing its sequel too much in the run-up to second-year winter exams...

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2009 at 23:46

    When I was 11 I went to Spain on a school trip and me and a friend spend every night in the hotel bar drinking no-alcoholic cocktails and playing Metal Slug on an arcade cabinet. {Comment #1475}

    That game I've never heard about before. What was it about?

  • littlepurplegoth13/04/2009 at 23:46

    Pacman!!!

    They still have the machine at Kilve Court and it *Still* works :-)

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 23:50

    That game I’ve never heard about before. What was it about?

    It's a side scrolling shooter with gorgeous animations and a sense of humour. There have been loads of sequels, love them all.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfgz8B1Wt38&feature=related

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 23:50

    Hitchhikers game has been updated here:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hitchhikers/game_nolan.shtml

  • Alianora La Canta13/04/2009 at 23:52

    They’ve already got over the Hamilton licensing issue which pleases me, I remember when f1 97 had ‘Driver One’ for jacques Villeneuve… things like that annoy me, even if it was Villeneuve {Comment #922}

    I remember Villenueve being dubbed "John Newhouse" for Grand Prix 3, which I thought quite amusing (especially since I thought that was "Jacques Villenueve" in English - perhaps Microprose thought the same).

    I don't know who Villenueve had the exclusive deal with, but it could have been Europress because "F1 Manager", which dated from two years earlier, had his real name.

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2009 at 00:03

    Oh dear Sutil - thats something you really shouldn’t have said… however funny it is. {Comment #1052}

    I don't think he intended that as a joke. Not that this is likely to make the FIA any happier when they see the statement.

    Sadly, I am beginning to wonder whether Adrian has a point. Though this particular incident isn't one I'd be highlighting as special proof of Lewis getting picked on because he and his team brought it upon themselves.

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2009 at 00:13

    I can assure you a can of Red Bull is more likely to be performance enhancing than marijuana, similarly a double espresso. It is just that we have Victorian attitudes towards certain substances.

    There is a rule against the use of certain drugs; in F1, there is no rule against lying in a steward's office. In the former case, officialdom was right to ban Tomas Enge (and he's lucky he wasn't in an Olympic sport, otherwise he'd have been banned for two years on top of losing the title). In the latter, it had no authority to do anything beyond restore Jarno Trulli to third place.

    Lying to the stewards may be cause for moral opprobium, but it isn't forbidden in the rules. Unless and until the regulations permit the FIA to intervene in such cases, it should not have presumed to usurp the F1 fans' right to decide what is within the "spirit of the rules". As it stands, the FIA has insulted the intelligence of viewers when a tiny bit of foresight (or even learning from previous occasions when less-than-truthful accounts have led to errors in F1's administration) would have left it the clear guardian of sporting standards in an unsporting age.

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2009 at 00:35

    Surely drugs and 200mph is a bad combination. I can’t imagine there would be a performance advantage anywhere other than in his own mind. {Comment #1117}

    Agreed. In the case of marajuana, there is a case to say it should be banned for the detriment to co-ordination and concentration it causes after the effects start wearing off (about an hour after consumption, according to the "Fresher Pressure" book I read discussing the effects of drugs). This would still be the case regardless of any performance benefit it might or might not have in the hour preceding that.

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2009 at 00:39

    If this was happing to Sutil i bet we wouldnt care half as much {Comment #1133}

    I would, being a Force India supporter ;) Note, however, that I am very much in the minority there...

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2009 at 00:47

    Remember Alan Baxter the olympic skier? a few olympics back he used one of those vic sprays for his nose because he had a cold, he was stripped of his medal because it had a substance in it that wasnt allowed. {Comment #1146}

    Very true. Those rules even apply to disabled sports, which makes getting the exemptions for necessary medications for many athletes a lengthy and messy process - especially for those who compete under multiple governing bodies.

  • Alianora La Canta14/04/2009 at 01:05

    not sure about the fif1 podcast, but they’ve done the renault one since the beginning and holly’s always presented that {Comment #1352}

    They do make the FIF1 podcast.

  • Pat W14/04/2009 at 02:07

    me: 12/04/2009 at 23:53

    Even went gaga over Command and Conquer - especially Red Alert 1.

    now you are talking!

    Now this was an addictive game!

    C&C was brilliants. RA1 consumed my life for months. While later editions looked better, these two are still more 'playable', IMO.

  • Pat W14/04/2009 at 02:09

    Haha! Gotta love those Tesla Coils.

    And Tanya!

  • Pat W14/04/2009 at 02:10

    apparently there is no point in mentioning them as they aren’t used anymore and we wont need to know about them for our exam :/

    Pfft, teaching to pass the exam rather than to inform...

  • Pat W14/04/2009 at 02:11

    Man I have such an urge to play monkey island after all this classic gaming talk…

    :falls over:

    classic game!

  • Pat W14/04/2009 at 02:14

    …rollercoaster tycoon!!

    I built one called 'The Drain' which climbed really high then spiralled down and then went underground. They didn't like it. I think people vomited.

  • Journeyer14/04/2009 at 04:52

    And Tanya!

    Amen!