Hello! Anyone for tea?

I hope you are ready for another wonderful day of sport! We have F1, tennis, Moto GP and Le Mans 24hour! Woah how on earth are we going to fit in things like eating, reading and well sleeping!

Right, on with the F1 side of things, Joe has promised he’ll be tweeting more over a race weekend so look out for that.

If you missed qualifying you can catch the results here. The race starts at 6pm UK time, later than usual but with all this sport this weekend it’s probably a good thing!

Also, make sure you catch Mav’s post about the 1973 Safety Car Fiasco.

Moving on to the next sport of the day, it’s the final of the AEGON Championships at Queens Club today. We see Andy Murray face Jo Wilfried Tsonga at 12 as they battle for the title. After Murray’s impressive victory yesterday he’s tipped as the favourite (yaay!) but Tsonga is a tough player so anything could happen! I hope you’ll be tuning it at 12pm (UK time) to catch this awesome display of grass court tennis. Murray has written a great column for the bbc website too, check it out here.

The mens single match isn’t the only tennis on today at Queens, the famous Bryan and Bryan brothers and doubles partners are taking on the Indian duo of Bhupathi and Paes (who I saw on Friday! Yaay!) for the doubles finals. I’ll be tuning into their match too. Doubles is such fun to watch!

Finally, last but not least, you’ll be aware the Les Mans 24hour race concludes today. We’ve got a live thread for all your commenting needs do tell us if you’re crazy enough to stay up all 24 hours, or if you’ve ever been to this great racing spectacle.

And now for our usual Sunday arty corner!

• I’ve been looking for a new lamp for my room, I think I may have found the cutest one ever! Although I kind of like these.

• Here are some beautiful photos taken from the ISS

• I love optical illusions, and these are great!

• Are you a space invaders fan? Would you decorate your house with a Space invaders theme? Well this person has.

That’s about it for me today, I hope you al have a wonderful sport filled day. Remember, stay creative and I’ll see you in the comments!

264 responses

  • lou12/06/2011 at 01:04

    Hello new daily

  • Mr C12/06/2011 at 01:06

    cheers lou!

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 01:07

    Aww my link was left out, lovely daily nonetheless :)

  • lou12/06/2011 at 01:10

    Aww my link was left out, lovely daily nonetheless :)

    ergh i knew i'd forget something :( i had all my links lined up in chrome then the internet and chrome crashed and ergh. i'll fix. sorry.

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 01:14

    ergh i knew i'd forget something :( i had all my links lined up in chrome then the internet and chrome crashed and ergh. i'll fix. sorry.

    *shakes fist at your internet being silly as ever*

    One day you'll have a lovely internet connection and it'll be A world of difference I bet :)

    Good luck to all those staying up for le mans! Sleepy time here.. night!

  • lou12/06/2011 at 01:15

    Lukeh i've added you're link in a pathetic way, i'm sorry but i'm just too shattered to think of any more writing.

    However, everyone should check out Luke's blog, cause it's awesome.

    http://toata.co.uk/

    and now, i sleep.

  • Sidepodcast Update12/06/2011 at 05:45
  • Nick12/06/2011 at 07:11

    Someone took a pic of this car on the road here in dubai.

    It must have come from the future http://twitpic.com/588lfx

  • Christine12/06/2011 at 08:45

    It must have come from the future http://twitpic.com/588lfx

    That's amazing!

  • Pat W12/06/2011 at 09:32

    I dozed off at 3.30am to calm weather and woke up at 8am to rain and heavy wind.. wonder if the MotoGP boys will struggle

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 10:14

    Scarbs cleared up the engine mapping ban news that we thought was strange

    After the teams protested, the ban wasn't going to happen. Now it is, for Silverstone. No wonder they're peeved, especially Red Bull

    I agree with the ban though, hope it equals things a little. Bet RBR's qualy pace is hurt a lot

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 10:39

    Hello hello hello!

    It may be raining outside and a bit dull but today is going to be full of sporting awesomeness. :)

  • Christine12/06/2011 at 10:40

    It may be raining outside and a bit dull but today is going to be full of sporting awesomeness. :)

    It will indeed. Murray is on shortly, I think.

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 10:42

    Hi Lukeh, Christine

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 10:52

    It will indeed. Murray is on shortly, I think.

    It seems to be raining everywhere apart from Queens, phew :)

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 10:59

    Ohh maybe it is raining at queens, booo. :(

  • Christine12/06/2011 at 11:01

    Ohh maybe it is raining at queens, booo. :(

    They were starting early and everything.

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 11:02

    They were starting early and everything.

    Maybe if we all blow at the clouds reeeeeallly hard they'll get blown away

  • lou12/06/2011 at 11:15

    the rain has an hour or 2 to stop or Murray's match will never get out of the way in time for the race and i wanna see Jenson and Murray win in an afternoon!

    #ambitious.

    Hello all!

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 11:16

    Hello all!

    Morning :)

    apparently it's raining in montreal too, and le mans is wet at the moment. It is a very wet sporting day.

  • lou12/06/2011 at 11:18

    oh my goodness mum has made lemon and poppyseed muffins! :)

  • Pat W12/06/2011 at 11:33

    apparently it's raining in montreal too, and le mans is wet at the moment. It is a very wet sporting day.

    Wet at Silverstone too

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 11:34

    Time for a MotoGP break. Brit Cal Crutchlow broke his collarbone yesterday. It's been an injury heavy season

  • Sidepodcast Update12/06/2011 at 11:45
  • Jordan F112/06/2011 at 11:45

    Morning from Tundraland, on the same rime zone as Montreal.

    Checking www.theweathernetwork.com, and found these two odd photos...

    Mr C has been spotted in Montreal....

    http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/web/imagepopup.php?imgname=http://media.twnmm.com/storage/4479267/619&title=Your Weather〈=en

    and

    Chuck Wood with the best seats in teh house....

    http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/web/imagepopup.php?imgname=http://media.twnmm.com/storage/4477511/619&title=Your Weather〈=en

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 11:50

    Suzi!

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 11:53

    Hi Jordan

    Some link issues there I tnk

  • Pat W12/06/2011 at 11:59

    MotoGP guys on their formation swim..

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 12:00

    MotoGP guys on their formation swim..

    A very wet Silverstone

  • Nick12/06/2011 at 12:00

    72,500 people at silverstone.

    Not a bad turnout considering the weather, the clash with Lemans and the british rider getting injured and not racing

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 12:00

    Not a bad turnout considering the weather, the clash with Lemans and the british rider getting injured and not racing

    Rossi is gonna be interesting to watch coming throughout the field from the back

  • Nick12/06/2011 at 12:01

    Stoner has dropped to the back even though he is on pole, didnt know you could do that

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 12:03

    Wow, look at the Honda's go

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 12:04

    I like Simoncelli

  • Nick12/06/2011 at 12:04

    This just looks so scary

  • Journeyer12/06/2011 at 12:09

    I'm watching a MotoGP procession. In the wet.

    That's just wrong.

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 12:10

    He he

    Simoncelli: brain to elbow coefficient deficiency :)

  • Nick12/06/2011 at 12:10

    I'm watching a MotoGP procession. In the wet.

    I am enthralled, I have no idea how they are staying on or have the guts to race like this

  • Pat W12/06/2011 at 12:10

    I'm watching a MotoGP procession. In the wet.

    They broke MotoGP

  • Pat W12/06/2011 at 12:20

    They broke MotoGP

    Getting better now

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 12:21

    Getting better now

    Aye

    Think the engine capacity is going up next year

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 12:21

    Ouch for Lorenzo

  • Journeyer12/06/2011 at 12:22

    Ouch for Lorenzo

    Awful awful lap for Yamaha.

  • Pat W12/06/2011 at 12:22

    Ouch for Lorenzo

    wozers

  • Pat W12/06/2011 at 12:22

    wozers

    woWzers

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 12:22

    Waterproofs over leathers. Isn't leather waterproof enough?

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 12:26

    Simoncelli off!

  • Journeyer12/06/2011 at 12:26

    No podium. Again.

  • Pat W12/06/2011 at 12:26

    Simoncelli off!

    not again..

  • Journeyer12/06/2011 at 12:27

    Suzuki 5th!

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 12:27

    not again..

    Properly off. Now walking

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 12:28

    Puddle on the brakes

  • Pat W12/06/2011 at 12:31

    For those not following the LM thread the lead battle is down to 8 seconds with thirty minutes remaining. This never happens! Usually they are laps apart by now.

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 12:31

    For those not following the LM thread the lead battle is down to 8 seconds with thirty minutes remaining. This never happens! Usually they are laps apart by now.

    Cheers Pat, will switch back after the MotoGP for the last few laps

  • lou12/06/2011 at 12:32

    If anyone is near manchester and fancys doing something different for the British GP... maybe you could go to a massive outdoor cinema?

    http://tinyurl.com/6emmnta

    how cool!!

  • Journeyer12/06/2011 at 12:32

    For those not following the LM thread the lead battle is down to 8 seconds with thirty minutes remaining. This never happens! Usually they are laps apart by now.

    Audi has the edge with newer tyres.

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 12:32

    Doohickey is keeping me updated though ;)

    [sorry Mr C]

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 12:32

    how cool!!

    Not if it rains :)

  • lou12/06/2011 at 12:33

    Not if it rains :)

    you wouldn't go if it rained tho?..

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 12:34

    you wouldn't go if it rained tho?..

    Yeah, I know. Just thinking the British GP and bad weather go together

  • lou12/06/2011 at 12:36

    Yeah, I know. Just thinking the British GP and bad weather go together

    :D but Manchester is ages away from silverstone :) but yes, it probably still would rain :)

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 12:43

    It's quite wet outside, unsurprisingly.

    http://twitpic.com/5ajqsi

    Is there anywhere today that isn't wet? Seems every sporting event I've tuned into has involved rain or will be wet!

  • Nick12/06/2011 at 12:43

    Is there anywhere today that isn't wet? Seems every sporting event I've tuned into has involved rain or will be wet!

    Sunshine here :)

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 12:44

    Sunshine here :)

    Can we have a bit? Just a bit, for the tennis? Pleeeeeeease?

  • Nick12/06/2011 at 12:44

    Can we have a bit? Just a bit, for the tennis? Pleeeeeeease?

    You can have more than a bit, i would quite like to get rid of a lot of it!

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 12:45

    You can have more than a bit, i would quite like to get rid of a lot of it!

    Awesome. Lemme go find a lassoo.

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 13:10

    Alonso is up to his old tricks following people on the way to the circuit :P

    http://twitpic.com/5ak1zh

  • Jordan F112/06/2011 at 13:27

    Hi Jordan

    Some link issues there I tnk

    Nope. Works fine for me....

    12/06/2011 at 13:00:14MotoGP guys on their formation swim..

    A very wet Silverstone

    It used to be that only over the radio, it was getting harder and harder to tell the difference between Motorcycle Racing and Jet-ski racing..... :P

  • lou12/06/2011 at 13:27

    @andrewbensonf1

    Live #BBCF1 Canadian GP coverage on website from 1630 BST and on BBC One from 1700 BST. Lots of interesting stuff coming up

    so a biiigg build up for the GP then?

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 13:28

    Live #BBCF1 Canadian GP coverage on website from 1630 BST and on BBC One from 1700 BST. Lots of interesting stuff coming up

    Wow, fair enough :)

  • Jordan F112/06/2011 at 13:29

    The sunshine here is so thick you can almost WALK on it......

    Speaking of which .... Giggles Radio ?

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 13:29

    Speaking of which .... Giggles Radio ?

    There isn't one today

  • lou12/06/2011 at 13:29

    Speaking of which .... Giggles Radio ?

    not today.

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 13:35

    Martin brundle has an exclusive new role today

    http://yfrog.com/gzbnychj

  • Pat W12/06/2011 at 13:38

    If you're going to the Goodwood Festival, several of the cars which competed in this race will surely be there. Some not even cleaned.

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 13:38

    Interesting article on Windows mobile indifference by the networks sales forces: http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/06/10/us.carrier.shops.downplaying.windows.phone/

  • Pat W12/06/2011 at 13:39

    Dammit :)

    Did well with lack of crossthreading though

  • Nick12/06/2011 at 13:39

    Looks like the BBC are doing a pre race red button thing from 4:30 UK time

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 13:47

    Have realised a lot of people will be happy today with the track being wet and the pet hate drs will be disenabled.

  • Christine12/06/2011 at 13:48

    Red Bull: The rain in Montreal is very damp. Bad for both groundhogs and fans, good for those wanting to witness Pirelli wets.

  • Bert12/06/2011 at 13:51

    Red Bull: The rain in Montreal is very damp. Bad for both groundhogs and fans, good for those wanting to witness Pirelli wets.

    Damp, the only way we like our rain. None of the dry rain for us! Currently , 30KM north of the track) it hasn't rained for a few hours. 100% overcast and nothing but a soothing breeze.

  • lou12/06/2011 at 14:04

    no play for murray until 4pm at the earliest.

    Good news is if there are less than 2 hours of non consecutive play ticket holders can get their money back, which is nice :)

  • Janna12/06/2011 at 14:07

    Hello all

    @karunchandok

    Still raining at circuit- can someone please check what odds I can get for Bernd Maylander in safety car to start from pole & win the race !

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 14:07

    Hello default daily, I've missed you!

  • Pat W12/06/2011 at 14:09

    Pic from 5Live http://yfrog.com/h3xv8lhj

  • Rubbergoat12/06/2011 at 14:10

    I've got a mate coming over for a BBQ and the race. I hope its a good one ;)

  • Steven Roy12/06/2011 at 14:11

    If McLaren really do have a wet set up they are going to disappear today.

    You have to question though whether F1 should be more about the ability to forecast weather than technical and driving prowess

  • Pat W12/06/2011 at 14:12

    If McLaren really do have a wet set up they are going to disappear today.

    You have to question though whether F1 should be more about the ability to forecast weather than technical and driving prowess

    Let them change set up in the mornings again

  • lou12/06/2011 at 14:12

    in the absence of any tennis i've uploaded some of my best pics from queens on friday onto my flickr.

    comments as always are appreciated :)

    http://tinyurl.com/6bootze

  • Jordan F112/06/2011 at 14:13

    Rubbergoat: 12/06/2011 at 15:10:32I've got a mate coming over for a BBQ and the race. I hope its a good one

    If you are rating your BBQ skills that poorly, why did you invite over? Or is your mate going to be on the BBQ? :P

    Never can tell with these people descended from Vikings...

  • Steven Roy12/06/2011 at 14:13

    Let them change set up in the mornings again

    McLaren chose their 7th gear yesterday based on what the wind was going to do today. The other teams obviously have to do the same.

    Weather forecasting has nothing to do with motor racing

  • Christine12/06/2011 at 14:14

    http://tinyurl.com/6bootze

    They dried the court with paper towels? Madness.

  • Steven Roy12/06/2011 at 14:14

    in the absence of any tennis i've uploaded some of my best pics from queens on friday onto my flickr.

    You went to Queens? How was it?

  • Rubbergoat12/06/2011 at 14:14

    If you are rating your BBQ skills that poorly, why did you invite over? Or is your mate going to be on the BBQ? :P

    He's bringing a half kilo of lamb and pepper sauce. We'll be fine!

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 14:14

    They dried the court with paper towels? Madness.

    I bet they used Bounty. That stuff sucks up everything.

  • Pat W12/06/2011 at 14:14

    Weather forecasting has nothing to do with motor racing

    It does a bit, got to know which tyres to put on if you see rain coming, but the day before is mad

  • lou12/06/2011 at 14:15

    They dried the court with paper towels? Madness.

    yep! there was a little damp patch and after about 10mins they decided paper towels were the best way forward - mclaren esque :) then once they did that they moved Delpo's match from that court to court 2 :/ hehe!

  • lou12/06/2011 at 14:15

    You went to Queens? How was it?

    amazing! debating blogging about it :)

  • Steven Roy12/06/2011 at 14:15

    It does a bit, got to know which tyres to put on if you see rain coming, but the day before is mad

    Forecasting an hour ahead is fine. FOrecasting 30 hours ahead when there is no need for it is a huge negative for me

  • Christine12/06/2011 at 14:16

    http://tinyurl.com/6bootze

    Good pictures. I conclude that lines people and ball people get in the way a lot.

  • Journeyer12/06/2011 at 14:16

    The German wins for Red Bull! It's his first win here!

  • Steven Roy12/06/2011 at 14:16

    amazing! debating blogging about it :)

    DO IT

  • Journeyer12/06/2011 at 14:16

    The German wins for Red Bull! It's his first win here!

    *oh, that's for 125cc. :D

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 14:17

    Good pictures. I conclude that lines people and ball people get in the way a lot.

    That in tennis and fences in f1. Can't win in any sport!

  • lou12/06/2011 at 14:18

    Good pictures. I conclude that lines people and ball people get in the way a lot.

    they do! and they get hit alot too! poor people. Delpo hit the same girl twice, she didn't look very happy :(

  • Jay12/06/2011 at 14:19

    You have to drive to the conditions, and indeed set the car up for them. If they gambled on sacrificing yesterday's performance for a better setup today, that's a roll of the dice, and that's the way racing goes sometimes. The other teams chose their own setups, had access to their own weather reports... McLaren took a gamble and it looks like it might pay off. And given how tricky wet weather can be to judge when it's actually happening half the time, full credit to them!

    Anyway, a win for anyone except Vettel please. Even Alonso... *quivers* ...but ideally Button or a miraculous Williams coming from absolutely nowhere. Don't want to see someone racing into the distance in the title race (and Williams need the points!)...

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 14:19

    they do! and they get hit alot too! poor people. Delpo hit the same girl twice, she didn't look very happy :(

    I see you tweeted Kait, thanks :) She'll be very happy when she wakes up.

  • lou12/06/2011 at 14:20

    I see you tweeted Kait, thanks :) She'll be very happy when she wakes up.

    certainly did! it's her fault i have soooo many of Del Potro! ;)

  • Steven Roy12/06/2011 at 14:20

    Ken Block to drive an F1 car!!!

    THe things Pirelli do for publicity

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/92276

  • Steven Roy12/06/2011 at 14:22

    You have to drive to the conditions, and indeed set the car up for them. If they gambled on sacrificing yesterday's performance for a better setup today, that's a roll of the dice, and that's the way racing goes sometimes. The other teams chose their own setups, had access to their own weather reports... McLaren took a gamble and it looks like it might pay off. And given how tricky wet weather can be to judge when it's actually happening half the time, full credit to them!

    But surely we want to see the best competition possible. Surely we should have teams setting the cars up knowing the conditions rather than taking a wild guess a day ahead.

    I don't want a world title decided by the team that has the best weather forecaster

  • Rubbergoat12/06/2011 at 14:22

    Ken Block to drive an F1 car!!!

    Wow, if he did some Gymkhana stuff in that...

  • Rubbergoat12/06/2011 at 14:22

    I don't want a world title decided by the team that has the best weather forecaster

    Yeah, parc fermé is crap.

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 14:23

    I went to bed at 8.30 in an attempt to get some sleep tonight. I think I fell asleep about 9 and woke up at midnight, so it's better than nothing.

    Now I'm eating chips and M&Ms in an attempt to fill myself with so many calories I don't go back to sleep :D

  • Steven Roy12/06/2011 at 14:23

    Wow, if he did some Gymkhana stuff in that...

    No reason why he couldn't. He would just need a bit more space than normal to do it

  • Jordan F112/06/2011 at 14:25

    Bye all. I am going to find my breakfest and ger ready for the grand Prix.

    It is really sunny outside but cool. Lucky it is cool. I would have been very upset if I could not dive on a hot humid day due to the canadian Grand Prix.

  • Jay12/06/2011 at 14:26

    But surely we want to see the best competition possible. Surely we should have teams setting the cars up knowing the conditions rather than taking a wild guess a day ahead.

    Without refuelling, experience of such situations and teams taking gambles are prob our best way of seeing results like Fisichella winning Brazil 2003, I'd've thought?

    I'd rather see tactical gambles pay off than see the best teams being allowed to play conservative and being rewarded for it by being allowed to change set up.

  • Jay12/06/2011 at 14:26

    ...but then I like the turbo idea too. I'm odd...

  • Jay12/06/2011 at 14:27

    @andrewbensonf1

    Montreal drizzle predicted to continue all day, getting heavier. Bad spray in support races - high chance of safety car start in GP #BBCF1

  • Steven Roy12/06/2011 at 14:27

    Without refuelling, experience of such situations and teams taking gambles are prob our best way of seeing results like Fisichella winning Brazil 2003, I'd've thought?

    I am not a big fan of drivers lucking into wins. I want to see the best battle it out and whoever does the best job wins.

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 14:27

    Montreal drizzle predicted to continue all day, getting heavier. Bad spray in support races - high chance of safety car start in GP #BBCF1

    :(

  • Steven Roy12/06/2011 at 14:28

    ...but then I like the turbo idea too. I'm odd...

    I would like the turbos if they gave them another 4 bar of boost

  • Jay12/06/2011 at 14:30

    I am not a big fan of drivers lucking into wins. I want to see the best battle it out and whoever does the best job wins.

    True, but it's nice to see the little guy win sometimes. The best drivers have the big prize of the championship to go for anyway; what chances do the small guys have of even getting close to that?

  • Jay12/06/2011 at 14:31

    I would like the turbos if they gave them another 4 bar of boost

    I won't argue with that. I'm too young to remember the Turbo era really :(

  • Rubbergoat12/06/2011 at 14:32

    I won't argue with that. I'm too young to remember the Turbo era really :(

    A lot of fans are, which is why I think they are opposed to the idea.

  • Steven Roy12/06/2011 at 14:33

    True, but it's nice to see the little guy win sometimes. The best drivers have the big prize of the championship to go for anyway; what chances do the small guys have of even getting close to that?

    THe good thing with all the info we have now is that we can see what is happening all the way through the field. One lucky result can totally distort the view of a driver. Look at Force India. Sutil has finished ahead of diResta twice but on both occassions the car scored points so he has a lot more points despite Paul dominating all year

  • Journeyer12/06/2011 at 14:34

    @andrewbensonf1

    Montreal drizzle predicted to continue all day, getting heavier. Bad spray in support races - high chance of safety car start in GP #BBCF1

    That's the one thing about the rain I don't like...

  • Steven Roy12/06/2011 at 14:34

    A lot of fans are, which is why I think they are opposed to the idea.

    I am against the new turbos because I remember the old ones

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 14:36

    lukeeeeeh your websites dooooown.

    All day I've had a comment in my head to make and now I'm finally on a computer I can't do it :D

  • lou12/06/2011 at 14:36

    i hope the rain is good news for JB.. however i hope we actually get a race. Been looking forward to the F1 all day!

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 14:37

    lukeeeeeh your websites dooooown.

    I know, it's my crappy hosting. Every so often it just goes down and I can't do anything about it, I can't even get on my admin stuff.

  • Jordan F112/06/2011 at 14:37

    What I really, really, really would love to see is both English drivers take themselves out in the 1st Corner the BBC switching over to Connie Street and miss di Resta lapping the field for the win.... :p

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 14:37

    A lot of fans are, which is why I think they are opposed to the idea.

    I'm just wary of a lame attempt at reintroduction

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 14:37

    I know, it's my crappy hosting. Every so often it just goes down and I can't do anything about it, I can't even get on my admin stuff.

    I shall comment when it's back up :)

  • Jay12/06/2011 at 14:37

    THe good thing with all the info we have now is that we can see what is happening all the way through the field. One lucky result can totally distort the view of a driver. Look at Force India. Sutil has finished ahead of diResta twice but on both occassions the car scored points so he has a lot more points despite Paul dominating all year

    Yes, and wet weather can emphasise talent. The "little" teams being able to fight nearer the front, potentially for wins in such conditions, draws more attention to that talent further down the grid...

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 14:38

    I shall comment when it's back up :)

    yay :)

    #sorryamy

  • Rubbergoat12/06/2011 at 14:40

    I am against the new turbos because I remember the old ones

    Go on.

  • Jay12/06/2011 at 14:41

    Though yes, safety car starts aren't good; anticlimactic really. I also kind of miss the days of red flags and full restarts for start incidents... though the safety now is a positive of course.

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 14:42

    uh oh, all flights in and out of Melbourne are suspended due to Chilean volcano ash.

    Good thing I'm not going anywhere :)

  • Jay12/06/2011 at 14:44

    ...it's been 4 years since the red flag was thrown for an accident at the start of a race. O.o

  • Steven Roy12/06/2011 at 14:45

    I am against the new turbos because I remember the old ones

    Go on.

    Old ones were the ultimate in technology. The maximum that it was possible to do. Proper racing engines. The new ones are pathetic imitations of those. THe turbo in the new engines is just there for show because they could achieve exactly the same performance from a normally aspirated engine.

    BMW had 1500bhp from 1.5 litres in quali set up and raced with over 1000. We have had 20 years of engine development since and the new ones will produce 650 from 1.6 litres.

    Before the turbos came in a 3 litre Cosworth barely produced 500bhp. Now we have to de-tune a 2.4 litre engine to keep it to 750-800.

    THe new turbos will be as exciting as a Ford Ka

  • Jay12/06/2011 at 14:47

    @Jamesallenonf1

    #f1 Rain not going away. Looks like McLaren, Mercedes and Barrichello had the wet set up idea yesterday. Worth watching them today

  • Kai12/06/2011 at 14:47

    Good thing I'm not going anywhere :)

    I saw that on the news and my first thought was 'what about Amy, does she have a flight coming up?' :)

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 14:48

    THe new turbos will be as exciting as a Ford Ka

    Totally agree. God forbid anyone goes too fast these days

  • Journeyer12/06/2011 at 14:48

    @Jamesallenonf1

    #f1 Rain not going away. Looks like McLaren, Mercedes and Barrichello had the wet set up idea yesterday. Worth watching them today

    Good news for Schumi! :D

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 14:49

    I saw that on the news and my first thought was 'what about Amy, does she have a flight coming up?' :)

    as long as no volcanos decide to get busy in 3 months or so, I have 4 weekends in a row that I'll be in 4 different countries :D

  • Jay12/06/2011 at 14:49

    Good news for Schumi! :D

    Perhaps, though I'm thinking more towards the latter end of that tweet... *does a Rubens dance*

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 14:50

    as long as no volcanos decide to get busy in 3 months or so, I have 4 weekends in a row that I'll be in 4 different countries :D

    Singapore, Korea...?

  • Jay12/06/2011 at 14:51

    andrew Benson just tweeted that the rain has STOPPED in the Montreal paddock.

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 14:51

    Singapore, Korea...?

    Australia, New Zealand

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 14:51

    andrew Benson just tweeted that the rain has STOPPED in the Montreal paddock.

    Showers for most of the afternoon

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 14:52

    Australia, New Zealand

    Aus doesn't count ;)

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 14:52

    Aus doesn't count ;)

    its still a 4th country :D

  • Jay12/06/2011 at 14:52

    Showers for most of the afternoon

    Aye. Want the track to dry so we can start properly without the safety car, but not too much due to setups...

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 14:54

    Aye. Want the track to dry so we can start properly without the safety car, but not too much due to setups...

    Damp would be ideal

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 14:54

    Mr Spark has been replaced by the creator of Assassins Creed.

    I wonder if he can spell Heikki.

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 14:54

    its still a 4th country :D

    Well yes but it's the origin :)

    Yay for travels though

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 14:55

    Mr Spark has been replaced by the creator of Assassins Creed.

    I wonder if he can spell Heikki.

    Replaced? Not in addition to?

    Seems harsh

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 14:55

    Yay for travels though

    only 2 weeks until my parents head in a Bassano-ward direction. I'm still quite jealous :)

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 14:56

    only 2 weeks until my parents head in a Bassano-ward direction. I'm still quite jealous :)

    Do they need any pub recommendations? ;)

  • Nick12/06/2011 at 14:56

    Mr Spark has been replaced by the creator of Assassins Creed.

    I wonder if he can spell Heikki.

    Hope they checked him for hidden blades, I dont think they should let anyone wearing them near a pitstop

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 14:56

    Mr Spark has been replaced by the creator of Assassins Creed.

    I await sparkteamlotus photos from on top of buildings and free running then.

  • Jay12/06/2011 at 14:56

    Sharing more due to the longer range forecast of this tweet...

    @OfficialMGP

    #F1 no sign of rain going away... Au contraire actually, heavy rain ahead!

    7 minutes ago

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 14:58

    Do they need any pub recommendations? ;)

    my uncle might, he likes a glass or twenty :)

    They're staying at a B&B in London and it turns out it's just around the corner from my cousins flat and she walks past it on her way to work every morning. They didn't even know what suburb she lived in when they booked it so they're rather happy that catching up with her will be very, very easy.

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 15:01

    I think if Trulli doesn't make the most of today Lotus should come and give me a ring, I'll step in for him :)

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 15:02

    I think if Trulli doesn't make the most of today Lotus should come and give me a ring, I'll step in for him :)

    well done :)

  • Nick12/06/2011 at 15:04

    I think if Trulli doesn't make the most of today Lotus should come and give me a ring, I'll step in for him :)

    Yas? :)

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 15:04

    Yas? :)

    Indeed. There was overtaking and everything :o

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 15:05

    Indeed. There was overtaking and everything :o

    Sometimes the virtual world IS better than life :D

  • Rubbergoat12/06/2011 at 15:06

    THe new turbos will be as exciting as a Ford Ka

    I suppose if that's what we get it will suck. I'm suddenly not very optimistic!

  • lou12/06/2011 at 15:07

    I wonder if he can spell Heikki.

    i promise if i get to be a Spark person i'll spell Heikki correctly, i'm a bit enough Lotus fan to at least be able to do that ;)

  • Rubbergoat12/06/2011 at 15:07

    andrew Benson just tweeted that the rain has STOPPED in the Montreal paddock.

    Did he also add that it would make it THE GREATEST RACE EVER?

  • Steven Roy12/06/2011 at 15:08

    I suppose if that's what we get it will suck. I'm suddenly not very optimistic!

    It will be no different to what we have now with the engine sorbet. Racing engines that are only stressed if Adrian Newey wraps them too tightly. Engines are no longer a factor in F1

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 15:08

    Did he also add that it would make it THE GREATEST RACE EVER?

    I hear that news is exclusive.

  • Steven Roy12/06/2011 at 15:09

    Did he also add that it would make it THE GREATEST RACE EVER?

    It will struggle to be the greatest race today

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 15:09

    I posted earlier but for those who were in the LM thread.

    Scarbs confirmed that the EBD overrun ban was called off after the teams protested. That's why it's news again and the teams, especially RBR, are hacked off

  • Jay12/06/2011 at 15:11

    @5LiveF1

    And just started raining again...

    4 seconds ago

    Also, McLaren have posted this pic of Jenson's nosecone... http://twitpic.com/5alqzn

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 15:11

    Qualy may be exciting agin from Silverstone

  • Journeyer12/06/2011 at 15:15

    Qualy may be exciting agin from Silverstone

    I'm guessing this is all Ferrari and McLaren have, while RBR have more under their sleeve. They may dominate by even bigger margins from Silverstone.

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 15:16

    I'm guessing this is all Ferrari and McLaren have, while RBR have more under their sleeve. They may dominate by even bigger margins from Silverstone.

    Why? RBR's qualy pace is hugely reliant on this, I'm guessing

    In race trim they aren't unbeatable

  • Journeyer12/06/2011 at 15:20

    Why? RBR's qualy pace is hugely reliant on this, I'm guessing

    If they're so reliant on this, why are other teams complaining too? Surely if only RBR was gaining massively, they wouldn't complain?

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 15:21

    If they're so reliant on this, why are other teams complaining too? Surely if only RBR was gaining massively, they wouldn't complain?

    Because it helps them too and goes someway in equalising the field. The front runners don't like it and the midfielders can't waste the money

  • lou12/06/2011 at 15:23

    ohhhh!!!!

    Just been announced play was going to start at 4:45 but the covers have just gone back on centre court again. If play is postponed until tomorrow people get their money back for today and tickets for the final tomorrow go on sale for £10!!!!!

    Kinda hoping play doesn't happen till tomorrow now (sorry Murray!) but £10?!? i kinda wanna go....

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 15:24

    They all must be asking 'what are you doing here?'

    http://yfrog.com/h8a0ifoj

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 15:24

    Kinda hoping play doesn't happen till tomorrow now (sorry Murray!) but £10?!? i kinda wanna go....

    I smell a spontaneous tennis trip occuring ;)

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 15:24

    Kinda hoping play doesn't happen till tomorrow now (sorry Murray!) but £10?!? i kinda wanna go....

    I was just wondering if you'd be able to go. For 10 pound you'd be silly not to!

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 15:24

    Kinda hoping play doesn't happen till tomorrow now (sorry Murray!) but £10?!? i kinda wanna go....

    If it happens, do it!

  • lou12/06/2011 at 15:26

    I was just wondering if you'd be able to go. For 10 pound you'd be silly not to!

    i'm doing nothing tomorrow, but for £10 i'd cancel plans anyways! :D

    am just hoping i could reserve them online.. but hell i'd get on the first train to london at 6am if it meant centre court tickets to see a Murray final! :)

  • Jordan F112/06/2011 at 15:26

    Bassano 12/06/2011 at 15:52:10Australia, New Zealand

    Aus doesn't count ;)

    Amy 12/06/2011 at 15:52:33Aus doesn't count ;)

    its still a 4th country :D

    Bassano's right, Amy. My Kiwi cousin views Australia as NZ's "West Island"....:p

  • lou12/06/2011 at 15:26

    I smell a spontaneous tennis trip occuring ;)

    never ever wanted it to rain as much as i do now :)

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 15:27

    am just hoping i could reserve them online.. but hell i'd get on the first train to london at 6am if it meant centre court tickets to see a Murray final! :)

    I imagine it'll be first come, first served at the door

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 15:27

    Bassano's right, Amy. My Kiwi cousin views Australia as NZ's "West Island"....:p

    He he

  • lou12/06/2011 at 15:28

    I imagine it'll be first come, first served at the door

    early morning for me then. gates open at 10:30, how early (if they cancelled it) would i need to get there do you reckon?

  • Jordan F112/06/2011 at 15:28

    Oh yes, made my Breakfest. Bacon and Eggs. (Sunny side up). Might be an interesting challenge for a mr. C cooking show.....

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 15:28

    early morning for me then. gates open at 10:30, how early (if they cancelled it) would i need to get there do you reckon?

    8 or earlier. What's the capacity of Centre Court?

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 15:28

    early morning for me then. gates open at 10:30, how early (if they cancelled it) would i need to get there do you reckon?

    Get there for 8 maybe? although I have no idea :)

  • gravit812/06/2011 at 15:29

    pssha bacon and eggs...I found some maple flavored sausage...some eggs, hashbrowns, salsa...breakfast burrito

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 15:30

    is the build up meant to be starting now online? or do i have my times wrong?

  • gravit812/06/2011 at 15:30

    and I got an HD copy of qualiy with just enough time to watch it before the race. WIN!

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 15:30

    is the build up meant to be starting now online? or do i have my times wrong?

    I'm trying to find it but nothing on BBC website. They did say 4:30 though...

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 15:30

    is the build up meant to be starting now online? or do i have my times wrong?

    Yup, read button stuff only I thought

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 15:31

    I'm trying to find it but nothing on BBC website. They did say 4:30 though...

    ahh good so its not just me who can't find it :)

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 15:31

    Unless Benson meant that the online stuff was the live updates page. But that isn't there either.

  • lou12/06/2011 at 15:32

    8 or earlier. What's the capacity of Centre Court?

    erm no clue.. 8 i can do..

  • Christine12/06/2011 at 15:32

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

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 15:32

    erm no clue.. 8 i can do..

    Get your rain dance shoes on :)

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 15:32

    Unless Benson meant that the online stuff was the live updates page. But that isn't there either.

    Looks like thats the case

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9510743.stm

    He wasn't very clear

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 15:33

    He wasn't very clear

    There's a surprise

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 15:33

    Micheal Carrick is with the wrong team, bah

    http://www.redbullracing.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/Gallery/2011-Canadian-Grand-Prix-021243030888853#/image-22

    (he's a footballer :P)

  • RG12/06/2011 at 15:36

    (he's a footballer :P)

    Was brilliant at Spurs before Man Utd stuck a pile of cash before his eyes...

    Hi folks.

  • lou12/06/2011 at 15:39

    hehe i like Andy :)

    Is there anything the players could do to entertain spectators during rain breaks? Interviews? Autograph session? Karaoke would be great!!?

    https://twitter.com/#!/andy_murray/status/79934877012729856

  • Jordan F112/06/2011 at 15:39

    Mr C: 12/06/2011 at 16:38:53GP snacks? Are Nachos still popular on Rockall?

    Potato Chips in Tundraland.

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 15:39

    Is there anything the players could do to entertain spectators during rain breaks? Interviews? Autograph session? Karaoke would be great!!?

    Karaoke on centre court is a must. Those videos amy shared from roland garros were brilliant :)

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 15:42

    Potato Chips in Tundraland.

    Come join us in the Race Thread Jordan :)

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 15:46

    I posted this last night butLe Mans was in full swing

    Freaky 11 x table maths

    https://twitter.com/#!/bassanoclapper/status/79593344212271104

  • lou12/06/2011 at 15:47

    best news ever!!

    If there is no play on Sunday 12th June, all ticket-holders will receive a full refund, and the final will be rescheduled for 12.30pm BST on Monday 13th June, with tickets priced at £10. Tickets would be available on the AEGON Championships website - www.aegonchampionships.com, and on the gate from 10am on Monday.no early morning either!!!

  • Lukeh12/06/2011 at 15:48

    best news ever!!

    That's your day sorted then :)

  • lou12/06/2011 at 16:00

    i love tennis players on twitter :)

    @andy_murray

    @DjokerNole why don't u come over to queens and we can do our first live version of autograph with @Bryanbros!

    :D

    totally want this to happen.

    Novak didn't say no -

    @DjokerNole

    @andy_murray I would loooove to do that,but I am stuck at LUTON(London) airport! If you wait for another 60-70min,I can be there..

    :D

  • Sidepodcast Classics12/06/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the sidepodcast.com back catalogue.

    - Amy's Australian Diary - Part 3, Friday

    Originally published 15/08/2010

  • Sidepodcast Update12/06/2011 at 17:45
  • Kai12/06/2011 at 21:58

    @kat_hall Katherine Hall

    by alexandronov

    Well I am now in hospital. Don't know when Andronov Jr. will be arriving. Sometime this week tho... Sensible name suggestions only please :)

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 22:01

    ahh just as I hoped after I realised its a public holiday, I am the first one in the office :)

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 22:01

    @kat_hall Katherine Hall

    Yeah, someone posted that earlier but can't blame anyone for missing it

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 22:01

    ahh just as I hoped after I realised its a public holiday, I am the first one in the office :)

    Is that a good thing, tv remote?

  • lou12/06/2011 at 22:01

    Yeah, someone posted that earlier but can't blame anyone for missing it

    i did ;)

  • Kai12/06/2011 at 22:02

    Yeah, someone posted that earlier but can't blame anyone for missing it

    oh, it was just retweeted 1 hour ago.

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 22:02

    i did ;)

    I'll have to see which hospital they're in

    Could be Em's

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 22:03

    oh, it was just retweeted 1 hour ago.

    I think a few people follow Kat too, Lou obviously does

    I can't imagine a Baby Giggles :)

  • Pat W12/06/2011 at 22:04

    Well I am now in hospital. Don't know when Andronov Jr. will be arriving. Sometime this week tho... Sensible name suggestions only please :)

    Hope everything goes well.

  • lou12/06/2011 at 22:04

    Could be Em's

    ohh! She's not there for a few weeks, but that's cool!

  • Pat W12/06/2011 at 22:04

    What a crazy epic weekend, I'm in a complete daze

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 22:04

    ohh! She's not there for a few weeks, but that's cool!

    Not sure if that's Alex's local or not

  • Kai12/06/2011 at 22:05

    What a crazy epic weekend, I'm in a complete daze

    me too.

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 22:05

    Is that a good thing, tv remote?

    just nice and peace and quiet, I don't think theres anything worth watching on tv at the moment :)

    streets were nice and quiet on the walk here too and its not too cold out. Breakfast hash brown tasted like oil so that wasn't good but bacon egg and cheese wrap is delicious. An A+ morning so far.

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 22:05

    Did Alia sleep throughout the F1?

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 22:06

    streets were nice and quiet on the walk here too and its not too cold out. Breakfast hash brown tasted like oil so that wasn't good but bacon egg and cheese wrap is delicious. An A+ morning so far.

    Did you get any sleep? Queen's later ;)

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 22:07

    Did you get any sleep? Queen's later

    about 3 hours before the race. Should be home by 4.30pm so we'll see if I zonk straight away :)

  • lou12/06/2011 at 22:08

    about 3 hours before the race. Should be home by 4.30pm so we'll see if I zonk straight away :)

    look out for me if it rains! i'll have my honda umbrella :)

  • Amy12/06/2011 at 22:09

    look out for me if it rains! i'll have my honda umbrella

    plus I know where you're sitting so thats helpful.

    Have a good evening everyone, I'm off to do my work while I'm still awake enough to do it :)

  • Kai12/06/2011 at 22:09

    Have a good evening everyone, I'm off to do my work while I'm still awake enough to do it :)

    Bye Amy

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 22:10

    Bye Amy, have a good day

  • lou12/06/2011 at 22:10

    plus I know where you're sitting so thats helpful.

    yes! eeeekkk!!

    Have a good evening everyone, I'm off to do my work while I'm still awake enough to do it :)

    have a good day at work Amy!

  • lou12/06/2011 at 22:12

    i feel a bit.. spaced out.. what can i do now? it's 11 and i should get some sleep but i can't. any idea how long it'll be till the stuwards decide if JB will be given a penalty?

  • Christine12/06/2011 at 22:13

    Not worth much, but FBFB replay: http://sidepodcast.com/post/canada-2011-race-highlights

  • lou12/06/2011 at 22:28

    Mrs C can i send you a voicemail when i stop bursting into tears every so often?

  • Christine12/06/2011 at 22:29

    Mrs C can i send you a voicemail when i stop bursting into tears every so often?

    Voicemails always welcome.

    Actually, even more so this week. Someone in the podcast needs to have seen the race :)

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 22:30

    Voicemails always welcome.

    Not until we know the result won't change

    #cynical

  • lou12/06/2011 at 22:31

    Not until we know the result won't change

    i'll send a voicemail of me crying if they change the result to correct my first one ;)

  • lou12/06/2011 at 22:31

    Voicemails always welcome.

    okay, will pull myself together so there aren't any 'on top of the moon' esque embarrassing comments ;)

  • Steven Roy12/06/2011 at 22:32

    okay, will pull myself together so there aren't any 'on top of the moon' esque embarrassing comments ;)

    :D

  • Christine12/06/2011 at 22:38

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/canada-2011-rate-the-race

  • Rubbergoat12/06/2011 at 22:38

    Christine, when's the deadline for voicemails?

  • Christine12/06/2011 at 22:38

    Christine, when's the deadline for voicemails?

    Tomorrow sometime, I expect.

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 22:40

    Superfan Alex snaps the track invasion. One or two fans:

    http://ow.ly/i/cREy

  • Alison12/06/2011 at 22:40

    Not until we know the result won't change

    December then?

  • lou12/06/2011 at 22:41

    I just realised that was the first JB win Ant Davidson hasn't commentated on!

  • Pat W12/06/2011 at 22:48

    Closing down, reckon I need a screen break for a while! Goodnight..

  • Kai12/06/2011 at 22:49

    Closing down, reckon I need a screen break for a while! Goodnight..

    Night Pat. I'm zombified myself.

  • Rubbergoat12/06/2011 at 22:52

    Seeing as Christine & Mr. C didn't see the race, can we have a sidepodchat about it?

  • Mr C12/06/2011 at 22:53

    Seeing as Christine & Mr. C didn't see the race, can we have a sidepodchat about it?

    will try and watch the highlights tomorrow. no time for sidepodchat's at the moment, sorry all.

  • Rubbergoat12/06/2011 at 22:53

    will try and watch the highlights tomorrow. no time for sidepodchat's at the moment, sorry all.

    Nah it's ok - was just a cheeky suggestion ;)

  • lou12/06/2011 at 22:53

    will try and watch the highlights tomorrow. no time for sidepodchat's at the moment, sorry all.

    it's okay, i'd only cry anyways :)

  • Bassano12/06/2011 at 23:07

    I'm convinced it's anyone's from Sliverstone

  • Steven Roy12/06/2011 at 23:09

    PING!! New daily by a mystery Scottish writer

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-13th-june-2011

  • lou12/06/2011 at 23:09

    I'm convinced it's anyone's from Sliverstone

    JB's 200th race too! :)