Hello there, Gavin here, also known as the F1 stats blogger for ‘Making Up The Numbers’. It’s the day before Free Practice for Monaco so there’s plenty to look forward to!

That’s all from me – sorry if it’s a little short, but I’m a bit tired after going for a run through the park tonight (it’s the first time I have run since I moved house and I really enjoyed it).

Have a great day and see you in the comments!

664 responses

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 23:12

    Another day, another awesome daily and a lot of awesome links to read!

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 23:18

    Another day, another awesome daily and a lot of awesome links to read!

    Midnight sneaked up on me. I like that infographic thing..

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 23:33

    Game results http://toomuchracing.com/2010/05/12/tmr-game-week-16/

    despite all the players having gone to bed... :)

  • Lukeh11/05/2010 at 23:44

    Night guys!

  • Pat W11/05/2010 at 23:45

    Night guys!

    Night

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 23:46

    Night guys!

    Night Lukeh

  • Steven Roy11/05/2010 at 23:59

    #sidepodspace

    Everything is on target for the shuttle launch and it works in very neatly for F1 fans. Thursday we have FP1/FP2 at Monaco, Friday we have the shuttle launch and then Saturday and Sunday we have F1. That is just so neat it has to get screwed up by weather or a volcano. I have a feeling the same thing was supposed to happen last year or the year before. Maybe my memory is playing tricks on me. Will check later.

    Anyway the launch should happen at 2:20pm Eastern or 7:20pm UK.

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 00:02

    Anyway the launch should happen at 2:20pm Eastern or 7:20pm UK.

    7.20 is perfect :)

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:03

    7.20 is perfect :)

    I would bet it ends up launching during the race or something just to be awkward

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 00:04

    Errrrm I've just signed into my fantasy racers team. I think it's broken. For some reason I have Michael Shumacher in my team.....

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:05

    Errrrm I've just signed into my fantasy racers team. I think it's broken. For some reason I have Michael Shumacher in my team.....

    My team looks fine. Well as fine as such a useless team can look

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 00:06

    My team looks fine. Well as fine as such a useless team can look

    But but but. Well what do I do. My Scottish flag is gone. My favourite German has been replaced by another, less favourable one. I swear I'm not mad! You remember my team that's named after my car....

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:06

    Errrrm I've just signed into my fantasy racers team. I think it's broken. For some reason I have Michael Shumacher in my team.....

    Just noticed Webber is worth more than Vettel

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:07

    But but but. Well what do I do. My Scottish flag is gone. My favourite German has been replaced by another, less favourable one. I swear I'm not mad! You remember my team that's named after my car....

    Does anyone know your password?

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 00:07

    But but but. Well what do I do. My Scottish flag is gone. My favourite German has been replaced by another, less favourable one. I swear I'm not mad! You remember my team that's named after my car....

    Maybe it got confused and logged you into the wrong account.. Email Danny.

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 00:07

    Does anyone know your password?

    But I'm not even allowed to change the drivers. Nobody does know my password but even if they did.....

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:09

    But I'm not even allowed to change the drivers. Nobody does know my password but even if they did.....

    At the bottom of the Help & Information menu there is a Contact us option. Tell Danny what happened because others may be affected.

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 00:09

    I signed out and in again. All is well again! Phew! I knew I couldn't have chosen Michael Shumacher....

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:10

    I signed out and in again. All is well again! Phew! I knew I couldn't have chosen Michael Shumacher....

    Even so tell Danny what happened because if it happened to you it can happen to others

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 00:12

    Even so tell Danny what happened because if it happened to you it can happen to others

    Okay I'll send an email. I'm just so relieved. I thought I'd got drunk and thought it'd be super funny to mess with my fantasy racers team of all things....

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:13

    Okay I'll send an email. I'm just so relieved. I thought I'd got drunk and thought it'd be super funny to mess with my fantasy racers team of all things....

    I was more woried about the flag.

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 00:14

    I was more woried about the flag.

    :D

    I'm not actually doing badly. I'm doomed to be forever behind Bassano though. He has the same team as me but for some reason the computer has decided he's doing better than me!!

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:15

    I'm not actually doing badly. I'm doomed to be forever behind Bassano though. He has the same team as me but for some reason the computer has decided he's doing better than me!!

    yteam has been rubbish. I keep picking drivers who do really well then a wheel breaks or they find some other way not to score the result they should

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 00:16

    yteam has been rubbish. I keep picking drivers who do really well then a wheel breaks or they find some other way not to score the result they should

    Ah yes. I'd be doing a lot better minus dodgy wheels too!!

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 00:23

    Hi all. How is practice tomorrow already? Where is my life going?

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:27

    Hi all. How is practice tomorrow already? Where is my life going?

    Practise is Thursday. It is still Tuesday

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 00:31

    Hi all. How is practice tomorrow already? Where is my life going?

    Practise is Thursday. It is still Tuesday

    Technically it is Wednesday, but I think the clock is lying.

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:31

    Technically it is Wednesday, but I think the clock is lying.

    Until I go to bed it is Tuesday or I will get really confused

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 00:33

    Technically it is Wednesday, but I think the clock is lying.

    Until I go to bed it is Tuesday or I will get really confused

    I agree!

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 00:33

    I'm writing another blogpost or I'd have gone to bed already.

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:33

    I knew there was a space shuttle landing during the Monaco weekend last year as well. It was the Hubble mission. Can't believe that was a year ago already

    http://sidepodcast.com/2009/05/22/daily-22nd-may-2009/comments/#comment-311287

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 00:37

    If its not Wednesday why am I at work?

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:39

    If its not Wednesday why am I at work?

    You must work more than one day a week

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 00:44

    Good point.

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 00:46

    Eurgh!! I can't possibly sleep now, I'm to angry!!!! GRRRRRRRR

    I wish I'd gone to bed 5 minutes ago and had dreams about marshmallow angels...

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:47

    Eurgh!! I can't possibly sleep now, I'm to angry!!!! GRRRRRRRR

    What's Nick done now?

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 00:49

    What's Nick done now?

    I'm too annoyed to even explain coherently! Is it unfair to be angry if people were inconsiderate because they were drunk?

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 00:50

    You seem angry a lot. It can't be good for your blood pressure.

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:50

    I'm too annoyed to even explain coherently! Is it unfair to be angry if people were inconsiderate because they were drunk?

    I am the wrong person to ask about that because I have no tolerance whatever to people saying they only did it because they were drunk. If they can't behave when they are drunk they whouldn't get drunk.

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:51

    I am the wrong person to ask about that because I have no tolerance whatever to people saying they only did it because they were drunk. If they can't behave when they are drunk they whouldn't get drunk.

    shouldn't not whouldn't

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:51

    You seem angry a lot. It can't be good for your blood pressure.

    Scottish women are all like that

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 00:53

    I'll leave you to it, goodnight :)

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 00:53

    I'll leave you to it, goodnight :)

    Night Pat :)

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 00:54

    I'm less angry now. I think it all boiled off. Phew. I will settle at annoyed.

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:55

    I'll leave you to it, goodnight :)

    Night

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:55

    I'm less angry now. I think it all boiled off. Phew. I will settle at annoyed.

    :D

    Settle for making his life miserable when he is hungover

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 00:58

    Settle for making his life miserable when he is hungover

    He already has to get up and go to work. I'm too lazy to wake up early enough to get him up earlier and shout at him.... Something about noses and face springs to mind

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 00:59

    He already has to get up and go to work. I'm too lazy to wake up early enough to get him up earlier and shout at him.... Something about noses and face springs to mind

    Omagine how bad he is going to feel after a day at work with a hangover and by then you will be wide awake

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 01:00

    Omagine how bad he is going to feel after a day at work with a hangover and by then you will be wide awake

    :D You're a lot more mean than I am. Sadly I too must go to work.

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 01:01

    :D You're a lot more mean than I am. Sadly I too must go to work.

    I am not mean at all. I just identify opportunities

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 01:02

    Speaking of Scotland, I now know that my great great great grandad Andrew was from Kilbirnie. I wonder if there are any Fultons left there 140 years after he left for New Zealand.

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 01:03

    I am not mean at all. I just identify opportunities

    Noooo that's mean! If I wanted to be mean, I'd send him an angry message now and let him stew all day.

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 01:03

    Speaking of Scotland, I now know that my great great great grandad Andrew was from Kilbirnie. I wonder if there are any Fultons left there 140 years after he left for New Zealand.

    I grew up in Kilbirnie and there was a Fulton in my class from my first day at primary school

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 01:04

    Noooo that's mean! If I wanted to be mean, I'd send him an angry message now and let him stew all day.

    You don't really understand men do you?

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 01:05

    ooh thats quite creepy!

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 01:06

    ooh thats quite creepy!

    It's the sidepodcast effect

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 01:07

    You don't really understand men do you?

    I think that's unfair!

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 01:11

    I think that's unfair!

    If he is hungover he is not going to spend all day stewing about a message. Men in pain are interested in now and when can I go to bed and don't think about much else

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 01:12

    I also learned my great great great grandmothers maiden name was Humphrey. Clearly this means I am related to Jake.

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 01:13

    I also learned my great great great grandmothers maiden name was Humphrey. Clearly this means I am related to Jake.

    Would you believe there was one of those in my primary school class as well?

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 01:19

    Ooh! I am not sure if she was from there, I don't even know if she was Scottish. The lady who did our family tree seemed to only care about the men, not their wives.

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 01:22

    Ooh! I am not sure if she was from there, I don't even know if she was Scottish. The lady who did our family tree seemed to only care about the men, not their wives.

    With a name like that her roots are either in Scotland or Ireland

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 01:23

    Ooh! I am not sure if she was from there, I don't even know if she was Scottish. The lady who did our family tree seemed to only care about the men, not their wives.

    I guess it's much harder to keep track of the women though because their family names change every generation.

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 01:23

    If he is hungover he is not going to spend all day stewing about a message. Men in pain are interested in now and when can I go to bed and don't think about much else

    Annoyingly he doesn't really get hungover. It's me that feels sick and wants to curl up in a ball.

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 01:24

    Annoyingly he doesn't really get hungover. It's me that feels sick and wants to curl up in a ball.

    That is so annoying. Having all the fun with none of the pain

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 01:26

    That is so annoying. Having all the fun with none of the pain

    It's fine, he gets tired and grumpy. Being sleepy doesn't affect me at all.

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 01:27

    Amy,

    Did you know there is a Kilbirnie in NZ?

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 01:28

    Indeed, its a suburb of wellington I believe

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 01:31

    Did you know there is a Kilbirnie in NZ?

    You think you're secretly from NZ? Maybe that's why you can't make sidepodscotland :P

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 01:42

    Indeed, its a suburb of wellington I believe

    I have no idea where it is it is just something we were always told as kids

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 01:42

    You think you're secretly from NZ? Maybe that's why you can't make sidepodscotland :P

    :D

  • me12/05/2010 at 01:54

    if anyone's still around, have made a quick update to the homepage. it's not finished (and it's taking quite a bit longer than planned), but it is coming together at last.

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 01:56

    if anyone's still around, have made a quick update to the homepage. it's not finished (and it's taking quite a bit longer than planned), but it is coming together at last.

    Will check

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 01:58

    if anyone's still around, have made a quick update to the homepage. it's not finished (and it's taking quite a bit longer than planned), but it is coming together at last.

    Very nice. Is it just me or is Heikki a bit blurry?

  • me12/05/2010 at 01:59

    Very nice. Is it just me or is Heikki a bit blurry?

    christine's working through some photoshop tutorials, heikki was today's "still life" :)

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 02:00

    Have you thought about copying the darker box from the Daily Discussion header and using that sam colour for Subscribe for Free and Current F1 Standings?

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 02:01

    christine's working through some photoshop tutorials, heikki was today's "still life" :)

    That would explain it

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 02:02

    I like the big kerb logo on all the posts.

  • me12/05/2010 at 02:03

    Have you thought about copying the darker box from the Daily Discussion header and using that sam colour for Subscribe for Free and Current F1 Standings?

    mm, have been round in circles on that one. the sidebar has taken two evenings so far, and it doesn't look it in the slightest.

    the problem is there's a danger of things become too "boxy". think i might move on to something else for a week and come back to it with a fresh perspective.

  • me12/05/2010 at 02:04

    I like the big kerb logo on all the posts.

    hopefully, they'll be category relevant where possible. so we'll take a piccy of the cog for "technical" posts etc. quite nice just as is though, i agree.

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 02:05

    mm, have been round in circles on that one. the sidebar has taken two evenings so far, and it doesn't look it in the slightest.

    the problem is there's a danger of things become too "boxy". think i might move on to something else for a week and come back to it with a fresh perspective.

    Anything like this is going to take way longer than you would think.

    I was just thinking that the Daily Discussion stands out but then maybe that isn't a bad thing. All the header boxes in the main column are the same colour so I thought it whould be the same on the side column

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 02:06

    hopefully, they'll be category relevant where possible. so we'll take a piccy of the cog for "technical" posts etc. quite nice just as is though, i agree.

    Can never have enough cogs

  • me12/05/2010 at 02:13

    I was just thinking that the Daily Discussion stands out but then maybe that isn't a bad thing. All the header boxes in the main column are the same colour so I thought it whould be the same on the side column

    this was the best design, i think: http://twitpic.com/1n24jq

    couldn't get it to work with the overall page, but will come back to it.

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 02:15

    this was the best design, i think: http://twitpic.com/1n24jq

    I like that.

  • me12/05/2010 at 02:17

    I like that.

    yay :)

    the lines and boxes started getting weird with so many things jutting out, more work required.

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 02:46

    Heikki on the home page? I must go look!

  • me12/05/2010 at 02:59

    Heikki on the home page? I must go look!

    hehe

  • me12/05/2010 at 03:45

    another awesome guest post ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/05/12/the-power-of-momentum/

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 05:52

    Morning.

    I grew up in Kilbirnie and there was a Fulton in my class from my first day at primary school

    I lived in a suburb called Kilbirnie in Wellington for a few years ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 05:56

    another awesome guest post ping: http://sidepod...he-power-of-momentum/

    wow mr c - you do sleep, right?

  • paul12/05/2010 at 07:42

    wow mr c - you do sleep, right?

    I think he did, once.

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 07:51

    I lived in a suburb called Kilbirnie in Wellington for a few years ;)

    That should be an unbelievable coincidence but for here it is quite normal. There is another Kilbirnie in Australia so I wonder who lives/lived there.

    http://www.multimap.com/world/AU/Queensland/Kilbirnie

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 07:52

    Morning all. I thought I had a dentist appointment today but it is not until next week. My life is so rock and roll.

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 07:52

    I lived in a suburb called Kilbirnie in Wellington for a few years ;)

    That should be an unbelievable coincidence but for here it is quite normal. There is another Kilbirnie in Australia so I wonder who lives/lived there.

    http://www.mul.../Queensland/Kilbirnie

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilbirnie,_New_Zealand

    Named after your town, sir ;)

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 07:52

    Morning all. I thought I had a dentist appointment today but it is not until next week. My life is so rock and roll.

    Is it at 2:30 (tooth-hurty)?

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 07:54

    Is it at 2:30 (tooth-hurty)?

    You know jokes aren't as funny if you have to explain them? :)

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 07:56

    Is it at 2:30 (tooth-hurty)?

    You know jokes aren't as funny if you have to explain them? :)

    It's even worse telling that one to a Danish dentist!

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 07:58

    Alonso with some mad facials: http://sweetf1.blogspot.com/2010/05/alonso-facials.html

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 07:58

    Arrrrgh, Le Mans cars. Not only do they have three drivers but they've got a stoopid roof so I can't tell who is in the car in pictures.

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 07:59

    Arrrrgh, Le Mans cars. Not only do they have three drivers but they've got a stoopid roof so I can't tell who is in the car in pictures.

    If it's being driven awesomely, it's Franck, otherwise it's not him.

    In fairness, you have a 70% chance of getting a pic of him because that's how much of the race he drove...

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 08:00

    In fairness, you have a 70% chance of getting a pic of him because that's how much of the race he drove...

    Good point.

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 08:03

    Morning!

    Last night on Scrubs I realised in an episode there was a doctor called Doctor Donna :) It made me laugh so much...

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 08:03

    Last night on Scrubs I realised in an episode there was a doctor called Doctor Donna :) It made me laugh so much...

    Oooh!

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 08:05

    Oooh!

    The character said "You call call me Doctor Donna!" and I went 'Woo!' out loud... I swear, I'm not obsessed with Dr Who.

    I'm just taking an interest :)

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 08:08

    Also, you may like this Christine as well. I don't understand all of them as I don't watch the show but someone has made the Lost games of Lost :)

    http://www.pressthebuttons.com/2010/05/the-lost-games-of-lost.html

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 08:11

    Also, you may like this Christine as well. I don't understand all of them as I don't watch the show but someone has made the Lost games of Lost :)

    Hehehe!

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 08:14

    morning folks

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 08:15

    James Allen's latest header image burns the eyeballs to a new level: http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/wp-content/uploads/monacoban1b.jpg

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 08:15

    morning folks

    Hiya leigh. Hows things?

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 08:16

    James Allen's latest header image burns the eyeballs to a new level: http://www.jam...loads/monacoban1b.jpg

    Yikes. I do like the idea though, but it is a bit mental...

  • James12/05/2010 at 08:16

    James Allen's latest header image burns the eyeballs to a new level: http://www.jam...loads/monacoban1b.jpg

    he's had worse though.

    morning btw :)

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 08:16

    morning folks

    Morning.

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 08:17

    James Allen's latest header image burns the eyeballs to a new level: http://www.jam...loads/monacoban1b.jpg

    Goodness!

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 08:17

    morning btw :)

    Morning James, how goes it?

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 08:17

    not too bad lukeh; not too bad - a bit of a busy week ahead

    going to do my monaco prep later on as i will be busaaaay tomorrow night - i can't wait

    ...plus, initial ibndy500 runs this weekend

    :D

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 08:18

    Also, you may like this Christine as well. I don't understand all of them as I don't watch the show but someone has made the Lost games of Lost :)

    oooh its Wednesday! I'm all caught up and can actually watch Lost when I'm meant to! I would have forgotten again, I'm sure :D

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 08:18

    oooh its Wednesday! I'm all caught up and can actually watch Lost when I'm meant to! I would have forgotten again, I'm sure :D

    You'll be ahead of us for a change!

  • James12/05/2010 at 08:19

    Morning James, how goes it?

    I long for the days where I can wake up and there not be an assignment I need to do. heh :) yourself?

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 08:19

    You'll be ahead of us for a change!

    it's a whole new terrifying world.

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 08:20

    I long for the days where I can wake up and there not be an assignment I need to do. heh :) yourself?

    I know how that feels.... 2 more weeks!

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 08:21

    I long for the days where I can wake up and there not be an assignment I need to do. heh :) yourself?

    I kind of miss those days because it meant I got 26 weeks holiday per year.

  • James12/05/2010 at 08:22

    I know how that feels.... 2 more weeks!

    hehe same! my birthday is the day after i finish!! :D

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 08:23

    hehe same! my birthday is the day after i finish!! :D

    What an awesome finishing present :)

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 08:26

    hehe same! my birthday is the day after i finish!! :D

    Oooh, a sense a big ol' celebration!

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 08:27

    I long for the days where I can wake up and there not be an assignment I need to do. heh :) yourself?

    I kind of miss those days because it meant I got 26 weeks holiday per year.

    Yeah. Student life was easy!

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 08:29

    I just stumped my wife by forwarding a question by email and saying "Answers on a postcard please" :(

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 08:32

    Morning all,

    Why do the Doctors get booked up so early?! It only opened 90 minutes ago and I can't get an appointment :( My throat is on fire! owwww

    How are we all?

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 08:33

    Does anyone know how I can get to watch parts of the annual F1 football match? This year's sounded quite exciting.

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 08:33

    Morning all,

    Why do the Doctors get booked up so early?! It only opened 90 minutes ago and I can't get an appointment :( My throat is on fire! owwww

    How are we all?

    In better shape than you apparently. Try tea with honey, see if it helps?

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 08:35

    Does anyone know how I can get to watch parts of the annual F1 football match? This year's sounded quite exciting.

    I am sooo mad the ones in both Spa and Monza are before I arrive in the respective towns :(

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 08:35

    In better shape than you apparently. Try tea with honey, see if it helps?

    I have neither, this may be an issue....

  • James12/05/2010 at 08:36

    Oooh, a sense a big ol' celebration!

    which i will probably spend sleeping :D

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 08:36

    Does anyone know how I can get to watch parts of the annual F1 football match? This year's sounded quite exciting.

    I wouldn't mind knowing too, Alonso scored an awesome goal apparently!

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 08:37

    Oooh, a sense a big ol' celebration!

    I go to the Jonsi gig and the Crystal Palace motorsport thing just after I finish and Goodwood is a week after I get told if I've graduated or not, so hopefully both will be celebrations :)

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 08:37

    Felipe is terribly amusing:

    'I play as a forward, because you are nearer the goal like that, which means it's a bit like starting a race from the front row of the grid!' (on is his role during the Monaco football match)

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 08:38

    I wouldn't mind knowing too, Alonso scored an awesome goal apparently!

    I heard that too. A great volley it seems. I always knew Spaniards were the best at the game. #worldcupspoilers

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 08:38

    Felipe is terribly amusing:

    'I play as a forward, because you are nearer the goal like that, which means it's a bit like starting a race from the front row of the grid!' (on is his role during the Monaco football match)

    Can't say I ever heard Alan Shearer describe himself the same way

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 08:39

    I heard that too. A great volley it seems. I always knew Spaniards were the best at the game. #worldcupspoilers

    I think you'll find these guys will win it.

    I fail to type that without laughing.

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 08:41

    I think you'll find these guys will win it.

    It still blows my mind they are the All Whites in football when NZ are so well known as the All Blacks in rugby :)

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 08:41

    Does anyone know how I can get to watch parts of the annual F1 football match? This year's sounded quite exciting.

    I wouldn't mind knowing too, Alonso scored an awesome goal apparently!

    Hmm Football and Motorsport mixing together - what a great idea ;)

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 08:41

    I think you'll find these guys will win it.

    Which world cup are you referring to? I mean the one that actually matters you know. :P

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 08:42

    Which world cup are you referring to? I mean the one that actually matters you know. :P

    the All Whites only play one sport :D

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 08:42

    It still blows my mind they are the All Whites in football when NZ are so well known as the All Blacks in rugby :)

    The basketball team are the Tall Blacks :D

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 08:43

    Hmm Football and Motorsport mixing together - what a great idea ;)

    Apparently quite a few of the drivers had 'being a professional football player' on their minds

    http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2004/6/1699.html

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 08:44

    the All Whites only play one sport :D

    Ops. My bad. ;)

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 08:44

    I think you'll find these guys will win it.

    It still blows my mind they are the All Whites in football when NZ are so well known as the All Blacks in rugby :)

    You should see the names of the NZ national teams:

    All Blacks

    All Whites

    Black Caps

    Silver Ferns

    Black Sox

    Black Sticks

    Tall Blacks

    Lady Blacks

    Kiwis

    and my personal favourite... is the badminton team

    The Black C...s (really!)

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 08:45

    The Black C...s (really!)

    :O

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 08:46

    Apparently quite a few of the drivers had 'being a professional football player' on their minds

    http://www.for...ures/2004/6/1699.html

    I like how Ralf has no idea. That's our Ralfy!

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 08:49

    Apparently quite a few of the drivers had 'being a professional football player' on their minds

    http://www.for...ures/2004/6/1699.html

    Nelson Piquet Sr was a ranked tennis player, before he was an F1 driver.

    True story!!

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 08:49

    oooh I found a review of the match. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tomcary/100008090/formula-one-drivers-4-2-monaco-all-stars/

    Fernando, Nico and Jaime were the stars, though Petrov improved after being moved to the front.

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 08:50

    Here's the highered up kerbs

    http://www.sutton-images.com/previews/dcd1011my110.jpg

    Cloudy monaco is cloudy

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 08:51

    Apparently quite a few of the drivers had 'being a professional football player' on their minds

    http://www.for...ures/2004/6/1699.html

    Panis would be a lawyer. Yea, you know what, if I can't drive at exhilirating speeds and compete with the best in the world... I'll sit behind a desk and read books.

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 08:51

    oooh I found a review of the match. http://blogs.t...4-2-monaco-all-stars/

    Alguersuari – the so-called ‘Most Dangerous Man in F1′ (a Daily Mail headline last year)

    Oh Daily Mail...

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 08:51

    The Black C...s (really!)

    :O

    Oh, I forgot the Ice Blacks and the Wheel Blacks.

    It's either Colour+(Fern/sporting object) or All+(Colour of strip)

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 08:52

    Apparently quite a few of the drivers had 'being a professional football player' on their minds

    http://www.for...ures/2004/6/1699.html

    Panis would be a lawyer. Yea, you know what, if I can't drive at exhilirating speeds and compete with the best in the world... I'll sit behind a desk and read books.

    YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!

    *ahem*

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 08:54

    YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!

    EEEEK.

    Panis would be a lawyer. Yea, you know what, if I can't drive at exhilirating speeds and compete with the best in the world... I'll sit behind a desk and read books.

    Actually being a lawyer ain't that bad. Plus you get to be annoying and get away with it.

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 08:54

    Alguersuari – the so-called ‘Most Dangerous Man in F1′ (a Daily Mail headline last year)

    Di Grassi – Pretty anonymous. Or at least I didn’t write down anything he did. 5/10

    Who is this Tom Carey fella? Clearly has no idea. ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 08:54

    Apparently quite a few of the drivers had 'being a professional football player' on their minds

    http://www.for...ures/2004/6/1699.html

    So did Baumgartner become a pilot in the end? He's certainly not racing

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 08:54

    Actually being a lawyer ain't that bad. Plus you get to be annoying and get away with it.

    I'm sure it is very interesting, but it's about the complete opposite of racing in F1 I can think of.

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 08:55

    Actually being a lawyer ain't that bad. Plus you get to be annoying and get away with it.

    I'm sure it is very interesting, but it's about the complete opposite of racing in F1 I can think of.

    The ones I know sit in our meetings and hard negotiate with our suppliers. They are Tigers!

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 08:55

    Di Grassi – Pretty anonymous. Or at least I didn’t write down anything he did. 5/10

    Who is this Tom Carey fella? Clearly has no idea. ;)

    He doesn't need to do anything. He just needs to be there.

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 08:56

    Di Grassi – Pretty anonymous. Or at least I didn’t write down anything he did. 5/10

    Who is this Tom Carey fella? Clearly has no idea. ;)

    Di Grassi - I have no idea what he did and I didn't take much notice of the silly game but he was definitely delicious. 10/10

    I'm guessing if someone else was writing, that would have been the line? ;)

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 08:56

    He doesn't need to do anything. He just needs to be there.

    Exactly! I need pictures.

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 08:56

    I'm guessing if someone else was writing, that would have been the line? ;)

    Perfect.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 08:56

    I love this bit though

    :D

    The following exchange took place between Williams' Juan Pablo Montoya and BAR's Jenson Button when they were asked the question:

    JPM: "I don't know. Probably an architect. My father used to be an architect. So when I was a kid, I wanted to be an architect."

    JB: "I'll be a second-hand car salesman, then."

    JPM: "Be washing cars or something."

    JB: "Exactly."

    Moderator: "Is that what you want to do?"

    JB: "No, that's what my old man was. No, it would have to be something pretty crazy, I think. I don't know what."

    JPM: "Stunt driver or something."

    JB: "Fighter pilot."

    JPM: "Yeah, that would be cool."

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 08:56

    I'm sure it is very interesting, but it's about the complete opposite of racing in F1 I can think of.

    I am sure being a librarian is worse. At least some lawyers get paid the same as F1 drivers.

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 08:59

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13250638

    I hope Sauber aren't leaving their motorhome like that

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 08:59

    http://www.aut...photo.php/id/13250638

    I hope Sauber aren't leaving their motorhome like that

    Budgets are tight this year!

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 09:01

    Also, Moral Rob is going to be everywhere in Monaco

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13250643

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 09:02

    Also, the F1 Transporter Grand Prix of Monaco is go go go :D

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13250633

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 09:03

    Also, Moral Rob is going to be everywhere in Monaco

    http://www.aut...photo.php/id/13250643

    ???

    http://pix.crash.net/motorsport/360/PA579138.jpg

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 09:04

    Also, the F1 Transporter Grand Prix of Monaco is go go go :D

    http://www.aut...photo.php/id/13250633

    What happened to the giant Campari lady?

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 09:04
  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 09:07

    More on the match. http://adamcooperf1.com/2010/05/12/goal-hero-alonso-the-star-as-f1-drivers-win-monaco-football-match/

    No pics of di-licious though.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 09:17

    Hello.

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 09:17

    Hello.

    Hi!

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 09:17

    You should see the names of the NZ national teams:

    I'm trying to think of England's but I can only come up with Three Lions.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 09:18

    So did Baumgartner become a pilot in the end? He's certainly not racing

    He's still employed by Stoddart and he drives the Minardi F1x2

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 09:20

    Ted News

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8674691.stm

    Seems his tweet about the exhausts was in relation to why they're so fast

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 09:22

    Ted News

    Also it seems Seb was indeed going to retire at one point:

    Vettel revealed afterwards that they called him in to retire on safety grounds, reasoning that they couldn't let Seb continue knowing he had a brake problem that could see him suffer a nasty accident.

    But by electing to stay out and go for whatever points could be gained, Vettel effectively relieved the team of their responsibility and took the risk into his own hands. Brave.

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 09:23

    But by electing to stay out and go for whatever points could be gained, Vettel effectively relieved the team of their responsibility and took the risk into his own hands. Brave.

    :D

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 09:24

    For those who are more technical than me, can you verify if there may be any truth in this? Sounds quite true.

    http://tnp.sg/sports/story/0,4136,239898,00.html

    That will also mean that it is the car, not Seb, who is incapable of overtaking. :P

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 09:24

    But by electing to stay out and go for whatever points could be gained, Vettel effectively relieved the team of their responsibility and took the risk into his own hands. Brave.

    Sorry, that's why he's paid millions - to try and stay out until the car breaks down.

    This should be expected of all Grand Prix drivers IMO.

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 09:26

    Sorry, that's why he's paid millions - to try and stay out until the car breaks down.

    Depends. If the threat is only to himself, fine. If the car may crash into anyone else by being out of control, I would rather the driver retire.

    I hate sporting accidents. :(

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 09:27

    Sorry, that's why he's paid millions - to try and stay out until the car breaks down.

    Depends. If the threat is only to himself, fine. If the car may crash into anyone else by being out of control, I would rather the driver retire.

    I hate sporting accidents. :(

    So do I - I'm not implying he be reckless or endanger others. But his gentle easing of the car to the flag was just what he should have done.

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 09:28

    Depends. If the threat is only to himself, fine. If the car may crash into anyone else by being out of control, I would rather the driver retire.

    It's quite staggering that he could slow himself down for corners at the end of the race by simply getting off the throttle - you could hear him not braking that hard (if at all on some corners) but merely waiting for the car to slow down I assume from all the downforce he had...

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 09:29

    Depends. If the threat is only to himself, fine. If the car may crash into anyone else by being out of control, I would rather the driver retire.

    It's quite staggering that he could slow himself down for corners at the end of the race by simply getting off the throttle - you could hear him not braking that hard (if at all on some corners) but merely waiting for the car to slow down I assume from all the downforce he had...

    I heard somewhere the aero drag is worth 1G in terms of deceleration?

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 09:29

    I heard somewhere the aero drag is worth 1G in terms of deceleration?

    I have no idea, the complicated side of F1 goes straight through my little confused mind :)

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 09:30

    I heard somewhere the aero drag is worth 1G in terms of deceleration?

    I have no idea, the complicated side of F1 goes straight through my little confused mind :)

    Moral Rob knows...

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 09:30

    BBC Weather is still saying heavy rain for practise tomorrow

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 09:30

    BBC Weather is still saying heavy rain for practise tomorrow

    It's raining bucketloads here today!

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 09:31

    It's raining bucketloads here today!

    Looking at the BBC map, all of Denmark is blue so I can see why :)

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 09:32

    It's raining bucketloads here today!

    Looking at the BBC map, all of Denmark is blue so I can see why :)

    Sounds about right!

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 09:33

    BBC Weather is still saying heavy rain for practise tomorrow

    I think heavy rain is predicted for the whole weekend.

    :S for driver safety

    :D for race action

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 09:34

    I think heavy rain is predicted for the whole weekend.

    :S for driver safety

    :D for race action

    Someone I'm sure will correct me but it must have been about 1996 when there was a wet Monaco GP and 4 people finished

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 09:34

    BBC Weather is still saying heavy rain for practise tomorrow

    Catherine Weathergirl Hyde says "Looks like another day of rain mixed with a clouds and the occasional bit of sunshine..."

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 09:35

    I think heavy rain is predicted for the whole weekend.

    :S for driver safety

    :D for race action

    yay

    Someone I'm sure will correct me but it must have been about 1996 when there was a wet Monaco GP and 4 people finished

    Only 3 finished

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 09:36

    Someone I'm sure will correct me but it must have been about 1996 when there was a wet Monaco GP and 4 people finished

    See today's guest post too while you're at it

    ;)

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 09:37

    BBC Weather is still saying heavy rain for practise tomorrow

    It's raining bucketloads here today!

    Don't send it this way please :)

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 09:37

    See today's guest post too while you're at it

    ;)

    Ha! It was easy as a simply thread away :)

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 09:38

    Wooooooooooooah at the homepage!!!

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 09:38

    BBC Weather is still saying heavy rain for practise tomorrow

    It's raining bucketloads here today!

    Don't send it this way please :)

    Don't worry, even if it does, most of it will have fallen here!

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 09:39

    See today's guest post too while you're at it

    ;)

    Momentum reminded of the fall of Rafa last year. Thankfully he has since recovered. #tennisfan

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 09:40

    Wooooooooooooah at the homepage!!!

    :D Mr. C has been hard at work.

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 09:40

    Wooooooooooooah at the homepage Heikkipage!!!

    better.

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 09:40

    Momentum reminded of the fall of Rafa last year. Thankfully he has since recovered. #tennisfan

    Dear Roger,

    Please defend Madrid. Please please please. I'll let you not defend RG, but Madrid would be nice.

    Love, Amy

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 09:41

    Dear Roger,

    Please defend Madrid. Please please please. I'll let you not defend RG, but Madrid would be nice.

    Love, Amy

    :D After losing so early in Estoril? Momentum my dear.

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 09:42

    :D After losing so early in Estoril? Momentum my dear.

    he is king of peaking at the right time, just like he always does *consoles self*

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 09:45

    he is king of peaking at the right time, just like he always does *consoles self*

    Nevermind Federer. Heikki should comfort you.

    http://twitpic.com/1n4lho

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 09:46

    Nevermind Federer. Heikki should comfort you.

    http://twitpic.com/1n4lho

    best homepage ever. #sorryfranck

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 09:47

    best homepage ever. #sorryfranck

    I did get a bit stroppy when I had to replace Franck.

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 09:48

    I did get a bit stroppy when I had to replace Franck.

    I am sure you'll be able to find some reason or other to put him back in his rightful place again.

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 09:50

    I am sure you'll be able to find some reason or other to put him back in his rightful place again.

    I'll have to see if he did anything else exciting in May :)

  • Stuart C12/05/2010 at 09:51

    Morning all.

    Love the new homepage.

    Have just been informed that my site is kaput. Seemed to be okay yesterday. Is this when I start to beat myself over the head for not backing it up?

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 09:53

    Have just been informed that my site is kaput. Seemed to be okay yesterday. Is this when I start to beat myself over the head for not backing it up?

    Yes! But Google probably has it cached. I know you can always look back through old stuff on Google Reader so all is not lost.

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 09:55

    Yes! But Google probably has it cached. I know you can always look back through old stuff on Google Reader so all is not lost.

    Indeed, I still have all 45 posts in my Google Reader, only the photos are now dead links :)

  • Stuart C12/05/2010 at 09:55

    But Google probably has it cached.

    Hurrah!

    Trust this sort of thing to happen just when I've got no time at all to prat about restoring it.

    I really did try to read the instructions about backing up the database once, but my head started to spin.

    Has it been hacked, do you think, or is it the host going wonky?

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 09:56

    Have just been informed that my site is kaput. Seemed to be okay yesterday. Is this when I start to beat myself over the head for not backing it up?

    Oh dear Staurt,

    Super Extra Bonus Bummer

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 09:57

    Has it been hacked, do you think, or is it the host going wonky?

    Hehe, I think you are mistaking me for my husband :)

  • Stuart C12/05/2010 at 10:01

    Hehe, I think you are mistaking me for my husband :)

    Heh heh.

    Just gone to the host's website and other people on the same server are having similar problems, so it's clearly a problem at their end. Will submit a support ticket and see what comes about (they've been very good in the past). Then I'll make a point of learning how to do backups!

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 10:04

    mmm. Having lovely melted cheese toast. I love my new oven. :D

    Any recipes that I should try out (other than those on the wiki)?

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 10:06

    Any recipes that I should try out (other than those on the wiki)?

    Do you have any Greggs bakeries over there? Because my guide to a good lunch is a sure fire hit ;)

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Guide+To+Getting+A+Good+Lunch

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 10:07

    Do you have any Greggs bakeries over there? Because my guide to a good lunch is a sure fire hit ;)

    Alas no. Maybe a budget airline flight is required?

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 10:09

    Alas no. Maybe a budget airline flight is required?

    Definitely :)

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 10:11

    Alas no. Maybe a budget airline flight is required?

    KL to London on Air Asia return for $600!

  • paul12/05/2010 at 10:12

    KL to London on Air Asia return for $600!

    If I ever go on holiday overseas, Amy is organizing it

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 10:13

    If I ever go on holiday overseas, Amy is organizing it

    Malaysia 2011!

  • paul12/05/2010 at 10:13

    Malaysia 2011!

    oh, right!

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 10:13

    KL to London on Air Asia return for $600!

    good to know. ;)

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 10:13

    mmm. Having lovely melted cheese toast. I love my new oven. :D

    Any recipes that I should try out (other than those on the wiki)?

    About a minute before it has finished under the grill put a few drops of Worcestershire sauce on it

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 10:14

    Malaysia 2011!

    The next SPC Grand Prix meet at Sepang....?

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 10:15

    The next SPC Grand Prix meet at Sepang....?

    I'll be there, whether alone or surrounded by folk :D

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 10:15

    About a minute before it has finished under the grill put a few drops of Worcestershire sauce on it

    sounds good. I really should go shopping for groceries soon.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 10:15

    I'll be there, whether alone or surrounded by folk :D

    I'm considering going back to uni, so I've no idea where I'll be then

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 10:16

    I'm considering going back to uni, so I've no idea where I'll be then

    its only 10 months away! That's soon! ;)

  • Stuart C12/05/2010 at 10:16

    Because my guide to a good lunch is a sure fire hit ;)

    Mmmmmm. Greggs...

  • paul12/05/2010 at 10:17

    its only 10 months away! That's soon! ;)

    I;m surprised you havent booked yet

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 10:17

    About a minute before it has finished under the grill put a few drops of Worcestershire sauce on it

    sounds good. I really should go shopping for groceries soon.

    Another thing to do instead is put Marmite on the toast before the cheese... but it helps if you like / can get it

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 10:17

    its only 10 months away! That's soon! ;)

    I may have to do an extra course in the meantime to bring qualifications completely up to scratch - you'd think after 7 years of uni, I'd be done, but...

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 10:17

    I;m surprised you havent booked yet

    I would have if the F1 calendar was confirmed :D

    #confidentialfrommrc

  • paul12/05/2010 at 10:18

    I would have if the F1 calendar was confirmed :D

    #confidentialfrommrc

    :D

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 10:19

    Another thing to do instead is put Marmite on the toast before the cheese... but it helps if you like / can get it

    That I have. :D

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 10:21

    I would have if the F1 calendar was confirmed :D

    #confidentialfrommrc

    #andmrsc

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 10:23

    #andmrsc

    I thought it might stress you out, but it might actually kill him.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 10:23

    Another thing to do instead is put Marmite on the toast before the cheese... but it helps if you like / can get it

    That I have. :D

    Excellent :)

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 10:25

    Excellent :)

    I am actually planning on making marmite soup. This after discovering I only had fizzy drinks left in my fridge. :(

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 10:27

    I am actually planning on making marmite soup. This after discovering I only had fizzy drinks left in my fridge. :(

    I'd think Bovril would be nicer

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 10:28

    I thought it might stress you out, but it might actually kill him.

    That is true.

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 10:29

    I'd think Bovril would be nicer

    Something about the word Bovril is not nice.

  • paul12/05/2010 at 10:30

    Something about the word Bovril is not nice.

    sounds like medicine

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 10:33

    I'd think Bovril would be nicer

    Something about the word Bovril is not nice.

    I like it, I associate it with getting warm after being cold...

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 10:36

    I like it, I associate it with getting warm after being cold...

    Actually not the taste so much, quite sickly, good from time to time.

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 10:37

    I like it, I associate it with getting warm after being cold...

    I'm not sure I've ever had it. Is it like Marmite?

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 10:37

    I'd think Bovril would be nicer

    My family stopped buying it after the mad cow disease thing and never bothered to resume again.

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 10:37

    I'm not sure I've ever had it. Is it like Marmite?

    A little, I guess.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 10:42

    Something about the word Bovril is not nice.

    sounds like medicine

    Hot beef drink goodness :)

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 10:43

    I like it, I associate it with getting warm after being cold...

    I'm not sure I've ever had it. Is it like Marmite?

    Similar consistency, a bit richer taste perhaps and not so sharp. Hard to describe..

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 10:43

    I like it, I associate it with getting warm after being cold...

    I'm not sure I've ever had it. Is it like Marmite?

    Similar consistency, a bit richer taste perhaps and not so sharp. Hard to describe..

    It's basically like drinking hot gravy!

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 10:54

    Christine, is there much work involved for you to convert my word docs to pdfs for the transcripts?

  • Stuart C12/05/2010 at 10:54

    Blimey. Got a reply from their tech support within 40 mins of sending an email. All to do with a back up job going wrong, they said. Site's back up now.

    It's basically like drinking hot gravy!

    Full of Vitamin B, too, apparently.

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 10:55

    Christine, is there much work involved for you to convert my word docs to pdfs for the transcripts?

    Nope.

  • me12/05/2010 at 10:55

    Blimey. Got a reply from their tech support within 40 mins of sending an email. All to do with a back up job going wrong, they said. Site's back up now.

    just went to look and see what was up, and a quick refresh went from error to working page.

    clearly i just needed to stare at it a while ;)

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 10:56

    Nope.

    phew. Because since my concentration means I jump between them rather than just finishing one I have around 5 almost finished ones. So plan this weekend is to finish them all and send them all to you in one giant lump :D

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 10:56

    phew. Because since my concentration means I jump between them rather than just finishing one I have around 5 almost finished ones. So plan this weekend is to finish them all and send them all to you in one giant lump :D

    Wow! Gooo Amy.

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 10:57

    Christine, is there much work involved for you to convert my word docs to pdfs for the transcripts?

    Cute PDF can do it, right?

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 10:58

    Right folks,

    I've covered the Monza Banks, Avus and Benguela on the circuit section for the archive and I'm lining up posts on Brooklands and Montjuïc circuit for the next couple of months.

    Anyone have any circuits whose histories they would like to see dug up and written about in the future (apart from the Nordschleife of course - that's a natural)

    :)

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 10:59

    Anyone have any circuits whose histories they would like to see dug up and written about in the future (apart from the Nordschleife of course - that's a natural)

    :)

    Donington, please!

  • Alianora La Canta12/05/2010 at 10:59

    Christine, is there much work involved for you to convert my word docs to pdfs for the transcripts?

    Cute PDF can do it, right? {Comment #265}

    So can OpenOffice.org.

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 10:59

    Cute PDF can do it, right?

    I just open it up and save as pdf right in Word.

  • me12/05/2010 at 11:00

    I just open it up and save as pdf right in Word.

    plus, you add the honda header.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 11:00

    Donington, please!

    I may do Donington eventually, but I want to wait how the current saga unravels before I go into it - plus Brooklands is scheduled for the British GP

    :)

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 11:02

    plus, you add the honda header.

    Oh yes, that too. The orange bits.

  • Stuart C12/05/2010 at 11:02

    Anyone have any circuits whose histories they would like to see dug up and written about in the future (apart from the Nordschleife of course - that's a natural)

    Aintree?

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 11:02

    plus, you add the honda header.

    There's a bit of formatting that goes on, obviously, and I scan through quickly for stand out typos etc, but the pdf bit is simples.

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 11:03

    Donington, please!

    I may do Donington eventually, but I want to wait how the current saga unravels before I go into it - plus Brooklands is scheduled for the British GP

    :)

    There's not much happening at the track at the moment. Trust me, I just went there...

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 11:03

    Aintree?

    Aintree could be a good one - I might see if I could twin that with Goodwood

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 11:05

    There's not much happening at the track at the moment. Trust me, I just went there...

    If there is ever a swear book for motorsports published, will Gillett be in there? It could represent a racing version of c**k-up.

    (i.e. - Sorry about the crash guys, I did a bit of a Gillett)

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 11:05

    There's a bit of formatting that goes on, obviously, and I scan through quickly for stand out typos etc, but the pdf bit is simples.

    new flatmate is helping me because after saying 'do you speak fluent French?' and getting a yes in reply I played him a few sentences of Frenchy things Joe has said and said 'how on earth do you spell that?'

    Foreigners = handy.

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 11:06

    Anyone have any circuits whose histories they would like to see dug up and written about in the future (apart from the Nordschleife of course - that's a natural)

    Montjuïc. Just because I am going to go there when I'm in Barcelona.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 11:07

    Montjuïc. Just because I am going to go there when I'm in Barcelona.

    Already half written - it being planned for posting on the Wednesday before Valencia

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 11:08

    Already half written - it being planned for posting on the Wednesday before Valencia

    I totally skimmed your comment and missed the fact that it was already in your list. Whoops!

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 11:09

    I totally skimmed your comment and missed the fact that it was already in your list. Whoops!

    :)

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 11:09

    There's not much happening at the track at the moment. Trust me, I just went there...

    About two weeks ago they announced the Sept/Oct dates they've got for BTCC and BSB are a go on the National layout.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 11:11

    About two weeks ago they announced the Sept/Oct dates they've got for BTCC and BSB are a go on the National layout.

    Donington is 80 years old next year - if I remember, I could do something then

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 11:11

    :)

    my hostel is only 1km from there so I plan on paying a visit. That is more because I want to see the Olympics venues though :D

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 11:12

    Montjuïc. Just because I am going to go there when I'm in Barcelona.

    Turkey Machine probably knows the track well from GPL...

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 11:13

    There's not much happening at the track at the moment. Trust me, I just went there...

    About two weeks ago they announced the Sept/Oct dates they've got for BTCC and BSB are a go on the National layout.

    Really? The place was a tip at Easter!

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 11:14

    Really? The place was a tip at Easter!

    They reckoned it won't take all that much to get that part running again... it won't have the same licence it had before though, they say it needs a lot of work to even improve the existing circuit to the right standards let alone repair the damage.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 11:17

    They reckoned it won't take all that much to get that part running again... it won't have the same licence it had before though, they say it needs a lot of work to even improve the existing circuit to the right standards let alone repair the damage.

    BoP have been pretty good at following this all the way along.

    http://www.britsonpole.com/doningtons-rebirth-moves-closer-with-confirmed-race-dates-post24223

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 11:19

    Masters Historic Racing, which was due to compete at the circuit on June 26-27, said in a statement it would instead be visiting for a “grand re-opening race meeting” on September 3-5.

    Put that date in your diaries folks

    :)

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 11:20

    They reckoned it won't take all that much to get that part running again... it won't have the same licence it had before though, they say it needs a lot of work to even improve the existing circuit to the right standards let alone repair the damage.

    BoP have been pretty good at following this all the way along.

    http://www.bri...-race-dates-post24223

    Brilliant.

    They need to take this opportunity to correct the mistake of the chicane that turns the track onto the Melbourne Loop and make it a fast corner instead.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 11:20

    Put that date in your diaries folks

    :)

    Same day as the Monza GP and the Silverstone LMS

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 11:22

    Same day as the Monza GP and the Silverstone LMS

    Emma said of Spa today: "Congratulations Spa, your weather is truly random and yet fantastic. The circuit is looking good, there is still some work to be done and many of the basic facilities haven't changed, I hope Bernie is happy with it "

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 11:35

    Anyone else hear the statement yesterday that the term "IRL" is going to be ditched permanently. Slightly unfortunate choice of words from Randy Bernard that he wanted to "blow-up the phrase", but I see what he wants to do.

    Both "IRL" and "Champ Car" are chocked full of negative connotations.

  • Janna12/05/2010 at 11:44

    Hello all, just popping in to say how much I love the homepage redesign. It looks good on my PC and awesome on my phone. I very much like the "realtime" button too :).

    Scary picture from @sarahholtf1. I could not do this even if I was tethered. http://twitpic.com/1n4yxd

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 11:45

    Anyone else hear the statement yesterday that the term "IRL" is going to be ditched permanently. Slightly unfortunate choice of words from Randy Bernard that he wanted to "blow-up the phrase", but I see what he wants to do.

    Both "IRL" and "Champ Car" are chocked full of negative connotations.

    Yes, it is good news.

    I hope the next move is to merge the stats to cover all of NA open wheel rather than IndyCar since 1995...

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 11:47

    I hope the next move is to merge the stats to cover all of NA open wheel rather than IndyCar since 1995...

    That does annoy me somewhat

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 11:47

    Scary picture from @sarahholtf1. I could not do this even if I was tethered. http://twitpic.com/1n4yxd

    Gosh!

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 11:48

    Scary picture from @sarahholtf1. I could not do this even if I was tethered. http://twitpic.com/1n4yxd

    Wow!!

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 11:49

    Scary picture from @sarahholtf1. I could not do this even if I was tethered. http://twitpic.com/1n4yxd

    http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070213004733/wikiality/images/b/b5/TheSimpsonsBumbleBeeMan.jpg

  • me12/05/2010 at 12:00

    Hello all, just popping in to say how much I love the homepage redesign. It looks good on my PC and awesome on my phone. I very much like the "realtime" button too :).

    yay. it's only possible thanks to christine and all the amazing guest posters, ensuring i can be ultra focussed.

    i think there's still more tweaks come too, let's say it's 60% done at the moment.

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 12:03

    i think there's still more tweaks come too, let's say it's 60% done at the moment.

    It does look really really good so far though :) i heart the realtime button!

  • me12/05/2010 at 12:08

    It does look really really good so far though :) i heart the realtime button!

    that's almost my favourite bit, but i still really like the more button. i might spend too much time clicking that.

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 12:10

    It does look really really good so far though :) i heart the realtime button!

    that's almost my favourite bit, but i still really like the more button. i might spend too much time clicking that.

    It's awesome. Really flash!

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 12:12

    Can I just ask why the banner at the top is a link? You're already on the homepage.

  • me12/05/2010 at 12:12

    Can I just ask why the banner at the top is a link? You're already on the homepage.

    which bit do you call the banner?

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 12:14

    which bit do you call the banner?

    Sorry, I just mean the word Sidepodcast at the top. I was compelled to click on it and it just reloaded the page :P

  • me12/05/2010 at 12:14

    Sorry, I just mean the word Sidepodcast at the top. I was compelled to click on it and it just reloaded the page :P

    ahh, right. i can make it so it doesn't do anything on the homepage, no probs.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 12:15

    Can I just ask why the banner at the top is a link? You're already on the homepage.

    So when you are on another page you can go back to the homepage.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 12:15

    i think there's still more tweaks come too, let's say it's 60% done at the moment.

    It does look really really good so far though :) i heart the realtime button!

    Just looked for the first time, I like that too :) Nice design.

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 12:15

    Can I just ask why the banner at the top is a link? You're already on the homepage.

    So when you are on another page you can go back to the homepage.

    And websites without that sort of banner or button are really annoying.

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 12:15

    ahh, right. i can make it so it doesn't do anything on the homepage, no probs.

    No, don't. Sometimes it's useful for refreshing.

  • me12/05/2010 at 12:19

    No, don't. Sometimes it's useful for refreshing.

    righto!

  • James12/05/2010 at 12:39

    I've just looked at the homepage. mind = blown.

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 12:41

    ahhh, so Lewis is having dice on his helmet. Boring.

  • me12/05/2010 at 12:41

    I've just looked at the homepage. mind = blown.

    w00t!

  • me12/05/2010 at 12:41

    ahhh, so Lewis is having dice on his helmet. Boring.

    why was he so excited about that?

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 12:41

    ahhh, so Lewis is having dice on his helmet. Boring.

    Is that it??

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 12:42

    ahhh, so Lewis is having dice on his helmet. Boring.

    Link?

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 12:43

    ahhh, so Lewis is having dice on his helmet. Boring.

    why was he so excited about that?

    *sigh*

    Because it's Lewis and it seems as though he is determined to make everyone really sick of him.

    Dice? Come on! If his helmet was shaped like a Die that would have rocked, but no...

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 12:43

    ahhh, so Lewis is having dice on his helmet. Boring.

    Is that the best they could come up with after the diamonds?

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 12:43

    Link?

    http://twitter.com/byronf1/status/13846472646

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 12:43

    Dice? Come on! If his helmet was shaped like a Die that would have rocked, but no...

    Square-shaped head :D

    I want a balloon helmet for him. Suits his airheadedness.

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 12:43

    Is that the best they could come up with after the diamonds?

    the diamonds are still around, they're just on the steering wheel now.

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 12:43

    why was he so excited about that?

    Is Jenson having a craps table then?

  • James12/05/2010 at 12:44

    w00t!

    You keep doing it to me :D

    when will the doohickey get the new header/footer comboination?

  • me12/05/2010 at 12:44

    the diamonds are still around, they're just on the steering wheel now.

    they did that for kimi, right?

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 12:44

    they did that for kimi, right?

    it rings a bell, they've definitely done it before.

  • me12/05/2010 at 12:45

    when will the doohickey get the new header/footer comboination?

    not sure. a couple of other pages need updating first. the archive page and seasons page have both been limping along for ages. lots of potential there to make them v.interesting.

  • me12/05/2010 at 12:47

    it rings a bell, they've definitely done it before.

    that's sooo 2006. anyone fancy writing a guest post on the repetitiveness of mclaren's marketing?

  • James12/05/2010 at 12:48

    not sure. a couple of other pages need updating first. the archive page and seasons page have both been limping along for ages. lots of potential there to make them v.interesting.

    ah fair enough :) i'd rather see these interesting things first before the doohickey gets the new style ;)

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 12:48

    it rings a bell, they've definitely done it before.

    that's sooo 2006. anyone fancy writing a guest post on the repetitiveness of mclaren's marketing?

    I was just gonna moan that they were repeating themselves.

    But sorry I have no time for a guest post. In an hour I go home and I have family staying over this weekend (it's my Friday today)...

  • me12/05/2010 at 12:50

    ah fair enough :) i'd rather see these interesting things first before the doohickey gets the new style ;)

    it's quite useful as a comparison for me too. i can flick between home and doohickey and make sure there's a specific improvement or compare typefaces etc.

  • James12/05/2010 at 12:50

    that's sooo 2006. anyone fancy writing a guest post on the repetitiveness of mclaren's marketing?

    they've done the diamonds every year since. I can remember Alonso/Hamilton having the diamonds as well.

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 12:53

    they've done the diamonds every year since. I can remember Alonso/Hamilton having the diamonds as well.

    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2005/5/3016.html is the first mention of it I can find on their website. So thats 6 years and counting, at least.

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 12:53

    http://www.for...ines/2005/5/3016.html is the first mention of it I can find on their website. So thats 6 years and counting, at least.

    "this year there are two dice and the caption ‘Dice’n in the streets’ emblazed across the rear."

    So Lewis = Kimi 2005. Lame.

  • me12/05/2010 at 12:54

    "this year there are two dice and the caption ‘Dice’n in the streets’ emblazed across the rear."

    So Lewis = Kimi 2005. Lame.

    even the dice aren't new??

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 12:54

    that's sooo 2006. anyone fancy writing a guest post on the repetitiveness of mclaren's marketing?

    I could have sworn we'd already done that, but super search seems to be stuck.

  • Stuart C12/05/2010 at 12:54

    that's sooo 2006. anyone fancy writing a guest post on the repetitiveness of mclaren's marketing?

    Can't believe you're inviting readers to 'bash the Bishop'

  • me12/05/2010 at 12:55

    I could have sworn we'd already done that, but super search seems to be stuck.

    you're right: http://sidepodcast.com/2008/05/16/have-mclarens-marketing-department-lost-their-way/

    (search was okay for me)

  • Alianora La Canta12/05/2010 at 12:55

    Can't believe you're inviting readers to 'bash the Bishop' {Comment #339}

    I don't think this is the Bishop's fault, but Steinmetz's. I suspect this is sponsor-imposed rather than strictly McLaren's idea..

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 12:56

    (search was okay for me)

    I probably searched for the wrong thing, but I kept getting the same page over and over when I clicked next.

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 12:57

    I probably searched for the wrong thing, but I kept getting the same page over and over when I clicked next.

    I tried to search for a comment the other day that I knew existed, and the super search didn't find it :( So I trawled through two weeks of daily posts instead :D

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 12:57

    Can't believe you're inviting readers to 'bash the Bishop'

    Nobody bashes the Bishop.

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 12:57

    even the dice aren't new??

    Finns do it first!

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 12:59

    Finns do it first!

    Agreed.

    They couldn't even change the tagline. *SIGH*

  • me12/05/2010 at 12:59

    Can't believe you're inviting readers to 'bash the Bishop'

    "i find your dice pitch to be a disgruntlement"

  • James12/05/2010 at 12:59

    I could have sworn we'd already done that, but super search seems to be stuck.

    you're right: http://sidepod...tment-lost-their-way/

    (search was okay for me)

    this is what they've done the last few years:

    2007: 'Monaco 2007' on the side of the helmets

    2008: Steinmetz logo and the drivers signature on top of the helmet

    2009: numbers 1 and 2, in diamonds for each driver

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 13:00

    2007: 'Monaco 2007' on the side of the helmets

    2008: Steinmetz logo and the drivers signature on top of the helmet

    2009: numbers 1 and 2, in diamonds for each driver

    *is still sad they didn't put blue peter-esque glittery pasta shells on heikki's helmet last year* :cry:

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 13:01

    2007: 'Monaco 2007' on the side of the helmets

    2008: Steinmetz logo and the drivers signature on top of the helmet

    2009: numbers 1 and 2, in diamonds for each driver

    *is still sad they didn't put blue peter-esque glittery pasta shells on heikki's helmet last year* :cry:

    If they use Penne they could probably assist with the airflow...

  • Stuart C12/05/2010 at 13:08

    If they use Penne they could probably assist with the airflow...

    They'd probably find that a penne in the backside...

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 13:10

    If they use Penne they could probably assist with the airflow...

    They'd probably find that a penne in the backside...

    Penne is very aerodynamic pasta though. The tubular shape and external ridges would help direct the airflow off the driver's helmet! ;)

  • me12/05/2010 at 13:11

    If they use Penne they could probably assist with the airflow...

    They'd probably find that a penne in the backside...

    :)

  • Stuart C12/05/2010 at 13:17

    The tubular shape and external ridges would help direct the airflow off the driver's helmet! ;)

    Penne for your thoughts?

    These jokes are getting pasta their best.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 13:26

    Penne for your thoughts?

    These jokes are getting pasta their best.

    Shocking, just shocking........

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 13:27

    50 years of Fricking Lasers! http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8675972.stm

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 13:28

    Does anyone know anything about car tax disks. I have a new disk but my old one isn't expired yet. Do I just swap it over now anyways or do I have to wait?

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 13:32

    Does anyone know anything about car tax disks. I have a new disk but my old one isn't expired yet. Do I just swap it over now anyways or do I have to wait?

    You can just swap it now.

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 13:35

    You can just swap it now.

    Okay good times. I didn't want to lose it :D Thanks.

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 13:42

    I only just noticed, when did Autosport TV stop autoplaying?

  • Alianora La Canta12/05/2010 at 13:42

    I only just noticed, when did Autosport TV stop autoplaying? {Comment #360}

    About 3 weeks ago, thankfully!

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 13:43

    About 3 weeks ago, thankfully!

    Fabulous. Many brownie points for them.

  • me12/05/2010 at 13:45

    I only just noticed, when did Autosport TV stop autoplaying? {Comment #360}

    About 3 weeks ago, thankfully!

    no-way? thank the lord!

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 13:52

    Is the dude in the back of http://twitpic.com/1n5zbs that fan who is there every single year with the megaphone and the shiny helmet?

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 13:55

    Is the dude in the back of http://twitpic.com/1n5zbs that fan who is there every single year with the megaphone and the shiny helmet?

    I didn't know there was one

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 13:56

    I didn't know there was one

    ahh, he's almost always on the TV coverage at least once, and I've heard a few drivers mention him in press conferences before.

  • me12/05/2010 at 14:05

    ahh, he's almost always on the TV coverage at least once, and I've heard a few drivers mention him in press conferences before.

    There is normally a scouser with a megaphone up there who shouts out messages to the drivers and other well known faces. I wonder where he’s been told he’s not welcome any more, or perhaps he’s been credit crunched

    http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2009/05/monaco-race-day-diary/

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 14:06

    There is normally a scouser with a megaphone up there who shouts out messages to the drivers and other well known faces. I wonder where he’s been told he’s not welcome any more, or perhaps he’s been credit crunched

    sometimes it would be nice if I could remember things about F1 that are actually useful.

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 14:07

    sometimes it would be nice if I could remember things about F1 that are actually useful.

    No way. We've got Mr C to remember the boring things.

  • me12/05/2010 at 14:14

    No way. We've got Mr C to remember the boring things.

    oi!

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 14:16

    oi!

    Oops. ♥

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 14:21

    oi!

    Don't stress Mr C - I remember everything!!

    :D

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 14:23

    Don't stress Mr C - I remember everything!!

    :D

    I remember important things, like which outfit Catherine was wearing at which race.

  • me12/05/2010 at 14:29

    Oops. ♥

    hmmm

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 14:30

    Fanfare please: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/05/12/life-in-the-fast-lane-ii-part-8/

  • me12/05/2010 at 14:30

    Don't stress Mr C - I remember everything!!

    :D

    you need to do viva's quiz :)

  • me12/05/2010 at 14:30

    Fanfare please: http://smarter...-fast-lane-ii-part-8/

    whoop whoop!

  • Alison12/05/2010 at 14:31

    Booo for work time :( I want to stay at home!

    I'll try and remember to swap my tax disk. Thanks Christine.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 14:32

    Here are the helmets... underwhelming as ever.

    Much more interesting is the return of our favourite pair of drivers, this week they are firefighters :) :)

    - http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13250647

    - http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13250648

    - http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13250649

    - http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13250650

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 14:33

    Here are the helmets... underwhelming as ever.

    Much more interesting is the return of our favourite pair of drivers, this week they are firefighters :) :)

    Hehehehehe!

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 14:35

    Here are the helmets... underwhelming as ever.

    McLaren seem to be really loving this 'back to back' champions thing.

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 14:36

    it's Baby Felipe Baby!!

    http://bit.ly/bxJQwi

    Pamela will be happy, she has been missing Mrs Massa :D

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 14:36

    McLaren seem to be really loving this 'back to back' champions thing.

    Oooh, that's what it means. I was confused. I was sure they were car 1 and 2.

  • me12/05/2010 at 14:37

    Here are the helmets... underwhelming as ever.
    Much more interesting is the return of our favourite pair of drivers, this week they are firefighters :) :)

    Hehehehehe!

    they are my new favourite couple.

    sennandock?

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 14:37

    it's Baby Felipe Baby!!

    http://bit.ly/bxJQwi

    Wow. What a Mini-Me!

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 14:38

    afternoon

    Here are the helmets... underwhelming as ever.

    Didn't Lewis say it was going to be exciting?

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 14:38

    they are my new favourite couple.

    I am concerned that they will sweep Christine's Rankings and no one else will get a look in.

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 14:38

    it's Baby Felipe Baby!!

    http://bit.ly/bxJQwi

    Pamela will be happy, she has been missing Mrs Massa :D

    Soooooo Cute!

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 14:38

    sennandock?

    Karuno.

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 14:38

    I am concerned that they will sweep Christine's Rankings and no one else will get a look in.

    It is not your fault they are both mega

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 14:41

    It is not your fault they are both mega

    can we take a giant HRT sign to Spa?

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 14:46

    Didn't Lewis say it was going to be exciting?

    Lewis' version of excitement may potentially differ from ours though...

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 14:46

    sennandock?

    Chenna?

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 14:50

    Don't stress Mr C - I remember everything!!

    :D

    you need to do viva's quiz :)

    8.30 tonight!

  • Bassano12/05/2010 at 14:51

    Afternoon all, just wanted to share this:

    Look what's just appeared on my iBook shelf. Why it's that book by @AlexAndronov http://twitpic.com/1n6g7s

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 14:52

    8.30 tonight!

    I may be ferociously busy this evening, but if time opens up, I may have a gander

    :)

  • me12/05/2010 at 14:53

    Chenna?

    :)

  • me12/05/2010 at 14:53

    Afternoon all, just wanted to share this:

    Look what's just appeared on my iBook shelf. Why it's that book by @AlexAndronov http://twitpic.com/1n6g7s

    wow!

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 14:56

    Afternoon all, just wanted to share this:

    Look what's just appeared on my iBook shelf. Why it's that book by @AlexAndronov http://twitpic.com/1n6g7s

    Nice

  • James12/05/2010 at 14:57

    Don't stress Mr C - I remember everything!!

    :D

    you need to do viva's quiz :)

    8.30 tonight!

    I will, provided I remember, be taking part tonight, first time since I won ;)

  • RG12/05/2010 at 14:58

    8.30 tonight!

    Not as much football distracting me tonight, I'll be there.

    Hey folks.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 15:01

    I will, provided I remember, be taking part tonight, first time since I won ;)

    cool, should be a big bunch tonight then. I'm planning to be there but Mum's going away for a holiday so I may be called away..

  • Bassano12/05/2010 at 15:01

    wow!

    You can download the PDF from lulu.com and there's a wonderful, multi-platform, free app called calibre that converts to epub format [I added the cover pic manually]

    For ref:

    http://www.lulu.com/product/file-download/the-book-with-the-missing-first-page/5581275

    http://calibre-ebook.com/

  • Bassano12/05/2010 at 15:09

    Must head out now, later peeps

  • Amy12/05/2010 at 15:10

    You can download the PDF from lulu.com and there's a wonderful, multi-platform, free app called calibre that converts to epub format [I added the cover pic manually]

    thats how I got it on my Kindle too :D <3 calibre

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 15:12

    Now I know how much we all think that Castrol get it oh so wrong every week but I think this week they got it quite right....

    #143 Ralf Schumacher

    #264 Michael Schumacher

    :D RALF

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 15:19

    Hmmm… sorted an open day date for city university of London – should be an interesting look into what I get up to 2011

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 15:25

    Hmmm… sorted an open day date for city university of London – should be an interesting look into what I get up to 2011

    whatcha looking at?

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 15:26

    journalism - you'd think after 7 years of uni i'd learned my lesson, but apparently not

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 15:27

    journalism - you'd think after 7 years of uni i'd learned my lesson, but apparently not

    ooh that sounds good

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 15:29

    ooh that sounds good

    i'd originally contemplated it when i finished school, but was far too penniless (and immature) to even comprehend doing it (properly)

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 15:30

    i'd originally contemplated it when i finished school, but was far too penniless (and immature) to even comprehend doing it (properly)

    I think you'd be very good at that, writing is definitely your thing

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 15:31

    I think you'd be very good at that, writing is definitely your thing

    when i was in uni first (doing music, sound engineering and music industry management), i always liked doing research

    ...and i still stand by my dissertation too.

    :)

  • me12/05/2010 at 15:39

    journalism - you'd think after 7 years of uni i'd learned my lesson, but apparently not

    isn't journalism just about the worst long term career you can consider right now? second only maybe to coal miner.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 15:40

    isn't journalism just about the worst long term career you can consider right now? second only maybe to coal miner.

    i'm currently working in the music industry.................

  • me12/05/2010 at 15:41

    i'm currently working in the music industry.................

    hehehe. ok, nuff said :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 15:42

    hehehe. ok, nuff said :)

    ;)

    maybe i like asking for trouble

  • me12/05/2010 at 15:50

    ;)

    maybe i like asking for trouble

    or you like a challenge :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 15:51

    or you like a challenge :)

    today journalism, tomorrow parachuting into warzones

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 15:54

    anyway, i'm going to head for a while - i've loads of work to do this eveninga nd may be back later on

  • me12/05/2010 at 15:54

    anyway, i'm going to head for a while - i've loads of work to do this eveninga nd may be back later on

    laters sir.

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 16:00

    obligatory daily quick php related question for mr c?

  • me12/05/2010 at 16:14

    obligatory daily quick php related question for mr c?

    if you're v.quick, am on the road in five mins. back home about 6:45

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 16:16

    if you're v.quick, am on the road in five mins. back home about 6:45

    It's not a hugely important Q but it might get a bit confusing in what im trying to do so I'm ok to wait till you return :)

  • me12/05/2010 at 16:17

    It's not a hugely important Q but it might get a bit confusing in what im trying to do so I'm ok to wait till you return :)

    catch ya in abit

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 16:18

    catch ya in abit

    byee!

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 16:18

    I have been given the opportunity to interview Mr McNish! Exciting

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 16:18

    I have been given the opportunity to interview Mr McNish! Exciting

    #awesome

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 16:19

    #awesome

    Gotta see if the date is right but it would be epic

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 16:26

    Now I know how much we all think that Castrol get it oh so wrong every week but I think this week they got it quite right....

    #143 Ralf Schumacher

    #264 Michael Schumacher

    :D RALF

    I just saw this. Can I now say that I love the Castrol rankings no matter however inaccurate it may be? :P

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 16:27

    Now I know how much we all think that Castrol get it oh so wrong every week but I think this week they got it quite right....

    #143 Ralf Schumacher

    #264 Michael Schumacher

    :D RALF

    I just saw this. Can I now say that I love the Castrol rankings no matter however inaccurate it may be? :P

    I think that ^^ is quite accurate ;)

  • me12/05/2010 at 17:27

    It's not a hugely important Q but it might get a bit confusing in what im trying to do so I'm ok to wait till you return :)

    howdy

  • me12/05/2010 at 17:28

    today i hate michael schumacher more than ever: http://adamcooperf1.com/2010/05/12/schumacher-slams-bbc-man-and-ducks-2006-rascassegate-questions/

    When [David] Croft asked whether Michael would do the same thing again to guarantee pole (park at Rasscasse), he said: “You’re boring…”

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 17:31

    howdy

    Boo!

    I had to remember what I was gonna ask now... I think it was along the lines of do you think it'd be possible with php to display a gallery of images? I think I've got it showing a random image from a folder but that's just one picture... and I have a feeling if I just copypasta that it has a chance of displaying the same random images...

  • lou12/05/2010 at 17:32

    oh my god!!!! I love the home page!!!!!

  • me12/05/2010 at 17:33

    oh my god!!!! I love the home page!!!!!

    :)

  • me12/05/2010 at 17:35

    I had to remember what I was gonna ask now... I think it was along the lines of do you think it'd be possible with php to display a gallery of images?

    assuming the pics are all in the same folder, yup. just loop through ever file in the folder and display in on page. is the random thing important of can they be sequential?

  • lou12/05/2010 at 17:35

    :)

    *waves* today i want Jenson to win the GP more than anything... he says he's going to do the run again :D

    also, i could have sworn they said there wouldn't be diamonds this year?

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13250656 - they look like diamonds to me...

  • lou12/05/2010 at 17:35

    When [David] Croft asked whether Michael would do the same thing again to guarantee pole (park at Rasscasse), he said: “You’re boring…”

    :o!! Schumi makes me angry.

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 17:36

    When [David] Croft asked whether Michael would do the same thing again to guarantee pole (park at Rasscasse), he said: “You’re boring…”

    :o!! Schumi makes me angry.

    im not advocating what he said but it was a ridiculous question

  • me12/05/2010 at 17:38

    im not advocating what he said but it was a ridiculous question

    you don't think he would do it again? i think he'd do it again and do a better job. nasty people are nasty.

  • RG12/05/2010 at 17:38

    im not advocating what he said but it was a ridiculous question

    Exactly...

    I doubt Schumi will be anywhere near pole on Saturday...

    And I do love that homepage Mr C. Looks beautiful

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 17:39

    you don't think he would do it again? i think he'd do it again and do a better job. nasty people are nasty.

    He is just like that. Why bother getting yourself worked up over him?

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 17:39

    you don't think he would do it again? i think he'd do it again and do a better job. nasty people are nasty.

    im not saying he wouldnt do it again but if i keep ask you "would you cheat again to get pole" then eventually you're going to get annoyed.

    should he have said "You're boring" ? No, but the question was stupid

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 17:39

    assuming the pics are all in the same folder, yup. just loop through ever file in the folder and display in on page. is the random thing important of can they be sequential?

    They can just be any old file, but not repeating themselves so you dont get the same image twice

  • lou12/05/2010 at 17:40

    im not advocating what he said but it was a ridiculous question

    i don't care how ridiculous the question... he doesnt have to be rude in his response.

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 17:40

    I doubt Schumi will be anywhere near pole on Saturday...

    He doesn't need to be on pole to obstruct others. Heck I think he might even do it just to qualify higher then Nico. #hopeididntjinxrosberg

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 17:41

    i don't care how ridiculous the question... he doesnt have to be rude in his response.

    agreed, however imagine being asked the same question all day, eventually you're going to snap.

  • me12/05/2010 at 17:43

    im not saying he wouldnt do it again but if i keep ask you "would you cheat again to get pole" then eventually you're going to get annoyed.

    it's a journalists job to ask questions. i couldn't case less if it makes him annoyed, he wanted to come back to f1.

  • lou12/05/2010 at 17:44

    agreed, however imagine being asked the same question all day, eventually you're going to snap.

    part of his job is to have a day worth of interviews.... if you can't handle it, don't do it... he can't have imagined that people would have forgotten about it... if it was going to be a problem for him then why come back?

  • me12/05/2010 at 17:44

    He is just like that. Why bother getting yourself worked up over him?

    i'm not worked up. i hate him, and continue to hate him.

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 17:46

    i'm not worked up. i hate him, and continue to hate him.

    I am pretty sure most people do by now. ;)

  • me12/05/2010 at 17:47

    They can just be any old file, but not repeating themselves so you dont get the same image twice

    cool, so:

    $fd = opendir("/foldername");

    while(false !== ($file = readdir($fd)) ) {

    // here $file should be your image url

    }

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 17:47

    it's a journalists job to ask questions. i couldn't case less if it makes him annoyed, he wanted to come back to f1.

    I'm not saying they did anything wrong, I'm just saying that being asked the same question all day whoever you are is going to annoy you and eventually you're going to snap and make a comment like he did.

    As I said, I'm not advocating what he said, far from it, I'm just saying it was a ridiculous question and after a while of questions like that all day, Crofty was the straw that broke the camels back etcc

  • me12/05/2010 at 17:47

    part of his job is to have a day worth of interviews.... if you can't handle it, don't do it... he can't have imagined that people would have forgotten about it... if it was going to be a problem for him then why come back?

    seconded

  • me12/05/2010 at 17:48

    I'm just saying it was a ridiculous question

    i know. and i disagree with you.

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 17:55

    i know. and i disagree with you.

    It is worth saying it wasn't a straight comment, elsewhere it's been written as;

    "With a wink and a smile to his interrogator, Schumacher quipped: "You're boring!"

    So clearly wasn't meant seriously.

  • me12/05/2010 at 17:57

    i really, really (heart) scarbs' latest post, which explains completely why ferrari only have an engine problem this year, even though it's supposed to be a homologated part.

    Sometimes when excessive leaking occurs, the car is topped up at a pitstop by a mechanic with a hand held gas cylinder. In Ferraris case their problem was that their system had always ‘leaked’ to some degree, but with a ban on the longer fuel stops, pit stops are now too short for effective repressurising. Thus they applied to have their system altered.

    recommended reading: http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/ferrari-spanish-gp-engine-specification/

  • me12/05/2010 at 17:58

    So clearly wasn't meant seriously.

    still hate him

  • lou12/05/2010 at 18:00

    still hate him

    is it wrong i really really dislike him for ruining JB's race too?.. it's silly but i am genuinely angry about it. lol

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 18:01

    is it wrong i really really dislike him for ruining JB's race too?.. it's silly but i am genuinely angry about it. lol

    It's a race, he didn't ruin JB's race, he just stopped him getting past, that's what you're meant to do?

  • me12/05/2010 at 18:01

    is it wrong i really really dislike him for ruining JB's race too?.. it's silly but i am genuinely angry about it. lol

    as you should be. what the man did was unforgivable in my book. i'd have kicked him out of the season.

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 18:03

    is it wrong i really really dislike him for ruining JB's race too?.. it's silly but i am genuinely angry about it. lol

    I dislike him more for ruining Nico's race. #conspiracytheorist

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 18:04

    It's a race, he didn't ruin JB's race, he just stopped him getting past, that's what you're meant to do?

    I don't see what your point is, of course he ruined JB's race.

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 18:05

    I don't see what your point is, of course he ruined JB's race.

    I don't mean he did it on purpose I should say of course not, but because Schumi was just unpassable that ruined what JB wanted from the race, therefore it ruined his race for him. As jenson himself said, Schumacher knows exactly where to place that car to defend his position.

  • me12/05/2010 at 18:08

    ah-ha, more from ted on the exhausts: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8674691.stm

    ...rival engineers estimate Red Bull's exhaust solution accounts for about half their performance advantage.

  • lou12/05/2010 at 18:09

    It's a race, he didn't ruin JB's race, he just stopped him getting past, that's what you're meant to do?

    i know... i wasn't saying he did the wrong thing.... just that it was annoying.. and JB seemed angry that he was 'moving around a lot on the straights' he made JB angry.. which annoyed me lol... yes i'm aware how stupid that makes me sound.

    In all honesty the thought of what he did in Monaco makes me incredibly angry, which means i have a much lower tolerance level of him.

  • lou12/05/2010 at 18:09

    ...rival engineers estimate Red Bull's exhaust solution accounts for about half their performance advantage.

    wow!

  • me12/05/2010 at 18:10

    i know... i wasn't saying he did the wrong thing.... just that it was annoying.. and JB seemed angry that he was 'moving around a lot on the straights' he made JB angry.. which annoyed me lol... yes i'm aware how stupid that makes me sound.

    oh wait, you're angry at him for barcelona? not monaco '06?

  • lou12/05/2010 at 18:12

    oh wait, you're angry at him for barcelona? not monaco '06?

    anger doesn't sum up my feelings towards monaco 2006. he didn't ruin JB's monaco race though... JB's race wasn't great... he did hold Schumi up a bit though if i remember?

  • me12/05/2010 at 18:18

    have we discussed hill being a steward? manipe has the news: http://www.manipef1.com/news/articles/10919/

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 18:27

    I have been given the opportunity to interview Mr McNish! Exciting

    Wow :)

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 18:31

    Apparently it is the Nuburgring 24 Hours this weekend. I followed it for the first time last year because RLM covered it live, and it is insane.

    This is worth a quick read, it isn't very long:

    http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2010/05/2010-nurburgring-24-hours-preview/

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 18:31

    I have been given the opportunity to interview Mr McNish! Exciting

    Wow :)

    It's during the week that I am potentially working, so it will depend on if I get work or not, if I'm not and I do that 2 week thing then I shall definitely do it!

  • lou12/05/2010 at 18:31

    eeeekkk! a group of us are planning a trip for next summer to italy! eeeekkkk!

    *has always wanted to go to italy*

    Amy is right planning trips is fun!

    #sorrymrc

    #sorrymrsc

  • Lukeh12/05/2010 at 18:33

    eeeekkk! a group of us are planning a trip for next summer to italy! eeeekkkk!

    Ooh, nice.

  • lou12/05/2010 at 18:34

    Ooh, nice.

    i doubt it will happen... although if you plan in advance enough you can get really cheap flights :D they want to do a road trip, am going to wait till they realise how expensive that might become lol

  • Turkey Machine12/05/2010 at 18:43

    hey guys n gals. remind me next time i go picking up computers from random people i must have a car. good job i live 5 minutes from the train station. and when i say 5, i mean 15 with much cursing and bruising!

  • Turkey Machine12/05/2010 at 18:46

    @lou italian gp weekend?

  • lou12/05/2010 at 18:46

    Andrew Hone needs to stop taking pics like this

    #lensenvy

  • lou12/05/2010 at 18:47

    @lou italian gp weekend?

    ooooo! i like that idea. sadly getting that many of my friends to go to an f1 race weekend would be mean...

  • Turkey Machine12/05/2010 at 19:00

    shopping in milan then?

  • lou12/05/2010 at 19:01

    shopping in milan then?

    i was thinking more photography in florence :)

  • Turkey Machine12/05/2010 at 19:04

    each to their own i guess.

  • lou12/05/2010 at 19:04

    each to their own i guess.

    :D

  • Turkey Machine12/05/2010 at 19:05

    The train driver is a little trigger-happy with the horn. i think he is making up for something.

  • RG12/05/2010 at 19:24

    Those lurking, VIVA F1 quiz in about 7 minutes time.

    http://www.vivaf1.com/chat.php

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 19:53

    http://www.autosport.com/features/article.php/id/2802

    #formrc

  • Turkey Machine12/05/2010 at 19:56

    This train has just stalled. twice. now has a worse start record than rubens!

  • Turkey Machine12/05/2010 at 19:57

    #sorrylukeh

  • lou12/05/2010 at 19:59

    This train has just stalled. twice. now has a worse start record than rubens!

    if Rubens' worse start record is less than 2 he's done pretty well ;)

  • startledbunny12/05/2010 at 20:03

    This train has just stalled. twice. now has a worse start record than rubens!

    stalled, or just stopped at the lights?

  • Turkey Machine12/05/2010 at 20:03

    @lou you knew exactly what i meant, and i am sure rubens has stalled more times than incompetent train drivers. least he beats hakkinen in the launch control era!!

  • Turkey Machine12/05/2010 at 20:05

    @startledbunny definitely stalled. revved up, then the engine switched off. its quite noticeable on a very old diesel train.

  • lou12/05/2010 at 20:05

    @lou you knew exactly what i meant, and i am sure rubens has stalled more times than incompetent train drivers. least he beats hakkinen in the launch control era!!

    i know but... Lukeh would kill me if he was too busy coding and i didn't stand up for Rubens :P

  • startledbunny12/05/2010 at 20:14

    @startledbunny definitely stalled. revved up, then the engine switched off. its quite noticeable on a very old diesel train.

    i see

    bit like the coach driver in the truman show then

  • me12/05/2010 at 20:23
  • me12/05/2010 at 20:33

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/05/12/a-lap-of-monaco-with-mark-webber/

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 20:37

    ping: http://sidepod...aco-with-mark-webber/

    Did you know, Webbo gets the great honour of being our 3,000th post.

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 20:39

    Did you know, Webbo gets the great honour of being our 3,000th post.

    Wow. Should tweet that.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 20:40

    Did you know, Webbo gets the great honour of being our 3,000th post.

    wow, very prolific :)

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 20:40

    Just so you know, STD this week is a....

  • me12/05/2010 at 20:42

    ping: http://sidepod...aco-with-mark-webber/

    Did you know, Webbo gets the great honour of being our 3,000th post.

    three thousand frickin' posts?

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 20:43

    three thousand frickin' posts?

    Indeedily. Lots of luverly guest posts that did it.

  • me12/05/2010 at 20:44

    Indeedily. Lots of luverly guest posts that did it.

    awesome people are awesome.

    that is a lot of words though. wow.

  • Janna12/05/2010 at 20:46

    Indeedily. Lots of luverly guest posts that did it.

    It's not all guest posts though. Thank you both for all of your hard work. :)

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 20:48

    that is a lot of words though. wow.

    I'm not doing a word count before you ask.

  • me12/05/2010 at 20:49

    I'm not doing a word count before you ask.

    oh

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 20:50

    Anyone else watching Junior Apprentice?

    It's very amusing!

  • lou12/05/2010 at 20:51

    Anyone else watching Junior Apprentice?

    they look so funny in suits... like... someone shrunk alot of business people :D

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 20:52

    they look so funny in suits... like... someone shrunk alot of business people :D

    It's like the Andrex advert with the baby running a business.

    Very amusing.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 20:52

    Here is the Spot The Difference from the VivaF1 quiz. It needs a short intro.

    Maverick's theme for the week was casinos what with it being Monaco. In one round we didn't know how many answers there were to a question, we had to guess the answers for one point each but if we got of them wrong we got no points for any of answers to that question... STD was in this round.

    This means we don't know how many differences there are :) There could be the usual five, there could be fewer, there could be more.

    Genius idea... until you see the picture: http://i39.tinypic.com/14csnxi.png

    Good luck :D

  • lou12/05/2010 at 20:53

    Very amusing.

    one of them has a very posh accent and it makes me laugh :)

  • me12/05/2010 at 20:54

    Here is the Spot The Difference from the VivaF1 quiz. It needs a short intro.

    Maverick's theme for the week was casinos what with it being Monaco. In one round we didn't know how many answers there were to a question, we had to guess the answers for one point each but if we got of them wrong we got no points for any of answers to that question... STD was in this round.

    This means we don't know how many differences there are :) There could be the usual five, there could be fewer, there could be more.

    Genius idea... until you see the picture: http://i39.tinypic.com/14csnxi.png

    Good luck :D

    oh.......... flip.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 20:55

    oh.......... flip.

    That's roughly what I said :)

    I found two after a lot of looking...

  • lou12/05/2010 at 20:55

    Here is the Spot The Difference from the VivaF1 quiz. It needs a short intro.

    Maverick's theme for the week was casinos what with it being Monaco. In one round we didn't know how many answers there were to a question, we had to guess the answers for one point each but if we got of them wrong we got no points for any of answers to that question... STD was in this round.

    This means we don't know how many differences there are :) There could be the usual five, there could be fewer, there could be more.

    Genius idea... until you see the picture: http://i39.tinypic.com/14csnxi.png

    Good luck :D

    omg! :D yaaaayy!

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 20:56

    Genius idea... until you see the picture: http://i39.tinypic.com/14csnxi.png

    Good luck :D

    No freaking way. There are some things I know just to not even attempt.

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 20:56

    No freaking way. There are some things I know just to not even attempt.

    +1

  • RG12/05/2010 at 20:56

    That's roughly what I said :)

    I found two after a lot of looking...

    I found more than two, but won't say how many ;)

  • lou12/05/2010 at 20:56

    found one

  • me12/05/2010 at 20:57

    I found more than two, but won't say how many ;)

    oh my god

  • lou12/05/2010 at 20:57

    found 2

  • me12/05/2010 at 20:57

    so we have to keep secret how many we found?

  • lou12/05/2010 at 20:57

    so we have to keep secret how many we found?

    :(

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 20:58

    so we have to keep secret how many we found?

    The quiz has finished and we've all submitted answers apart from Joebob who's wifi just died.. I think we can say now.

  • RG12/05/2010 at 20:58

    so we have to keep secret how many we found?

    Someone is having a bit of a problem sending answers in, so best for now.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 20:58

    so we have to keep secret how many we found?

    The quiz has finished and we've all submitted answers apart from Joebob who's wifi just died.. I think we can say now.

    Unless you'd prefer to keep it open until the answers are posted later

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 20:59

    Someone is having a bit of a problem sending answers in, so best for now.

    I don't think he's here though i may be wrong

  • lou12/05/2010 at 20:59

    Someone is having a bit of a problem sending answers in, so best for now.

    why can't we say how many? or is that like part of the question?

  • me12/05/2010 at 20:59

    Unless you'd prefer to keep it open until the answers are posted later

    i... don't know.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 20:59

    why can't we say how many? or is that like part of the question?

    We don't know how many there are

  • lou12/05/2010 at 21:00

    We don't know how many there are

    so... if i find 5... there might not be any more? how do we know we have finished?

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 21:01

    That's roughly what I said :)

    I found two after a lot of looking...

    Actually just spotted another but too late to get a point for it:)

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 21:01

    We don't know how many there are

    so... if i find 5... there might not be any more? how do we know we have finished?

    You finish when your head explodes?

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 21:01

    I've got 4*

    *my mum found some

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 21:02

    I've got 4*

    So you did attempt it then.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 21:02

    so... if i find 5... there might not be any more? how do we know we have finished?

    We don't. You say how many you got and wait for the answers. He's not posting them until this last entry comes in.

  • me12/05/2010 at 21:02

    You finish when your head explodes?

    evil maverick

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 21:02

    So you did attempt it then.

    I wasn't going to, so I pointing it in the way of my mum, she got excited and found a few and I helped.

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 21:03

    I wasn't going to, so I pointing it in the way of my mum, she got excited and found a few and I helped.

    I see. I shall stand alone in my boycott of Mav's meanness then.

  • lou12/05/2010 at 21:04

    We don't. You say how many you got and wait for the answers. He's not posting them until this last entry comes in.

    but... like... that's mean :(

    i have 4... what if there aren't any more and i continue to look for another one? :(

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 21:04

    I see. I shall stand alone in my boycott of Mav's meanness then.

    It's not as impossible as it looks!

  • James12/05/2010 at 21:04

    I see. I shall stand alone in my boycott of Mav's meanness then.

    You are not alone ;)

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 21:04

    It's not as impossible as it looks!

    I bet it is

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 21:05

    I bet it is

    Nah, 3 are fairly obvious, 1 is a bit mean though

  • RG12/05/2010 at 21:05

    It's not as impossible as it looks!

    Yeah, but you had the brains of two people...

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 21:05

    You are not alone ;)

    Yay!

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 21:05

    Yeah, but you had the brains of two people...

    lou did it by herself!

  • Janna12/05/2010 at 21:06

    i have 4... what if there aren't any more and i continue to look for another one? :(

    I would say there are more than 4

  • RG12/05/2010 at 21:06

    lou did it by herself!

    I can tell you now, if she has 4, then she hasn't.

  • lou12/05/2010 at 21:06

    I can tell you now, if she has 4, then she hasn't.

    what?! i can see 4...

  • RG12/05/2010 at 21:07

    what?! i can see 4...

    Answers have been revealed, theres 5, and I got them all...

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 21:07

    We don't. You say how many you got and wait for the answers. He's not posting them until this last entry comes in.

    but... like... that's mean :(

    i have 4... what if there aren't any more and i continue to look for another one? :(

    Yes it is :)

  • James12/05/2010 at 21:07

    Yay!

    I was writing my daily post though. so it completly passed me by. but looking at it I'm glad it did :D

  • lou12/05/2010 at 21:07

    Answers have been revealed, theres 5, and I got them all...

    so why does that mean i can't have 4?

  • Janna12/05/2010 at 21:08

    Answers have been revealed, theres 5, and I got them all...

    If there are 5 then I also found them all Yay!

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 21:09

    so why does that mean i can't have 4?

    You can have 4. Unless you got one wrong, then you get 0.

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 21:09

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/05/12/monaco-2010-race-information/

  • me12/05/2010 at 21:09

    You can have 4. Unless you got one wrong, then you get 0.

    WHAT?

  • lou12/05/2010 at 21:09

    You can have 4. Unless you got one wrong, then you get 0.

    what the??

  • me12/05/2010 at 21:10

    You can have 4. Unless you got one wrong, then you get 0.

    what the??

    why do i get the impression i should've read the original comment more carefully?

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 21:11

    You can have 4. Unless you got one wrong, then you get 0.

    WHAT?

    say there are 5 answers... you can give all 5 answers if you're confident for all 5 points but get any wrong and you get no points, so you may want to play safe with three answers

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 21:11

    why do i get the impression i should've read the original comment more carefully?

    You really should have. That is the meanest part.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 21:11

    Scores are in. I'm last and Startledbunny is next, we're back to business as usual :)

  • lou12/05/2010 at 21:12

    say there are 5 answers... you can give all 5 answers if you're confident for all 5 points but get any wrong and you get no points, so you may want to play safe with three answers

    but.... that doesn't change that i can see 4 differences atm?..

    why did spot the difference suddenly become complicated :(

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 21:12

    Answers http://www.vivaf1.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1921

  • lou12/05/2010 at 21:12

    You really should have. That is the meanest part.

    but... i don't want to play the game... i just want to spot the difference :(

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 21:13

    but.... that doesn't change that i can see 4 differences atm?..

    If you can see four and you gave the correct four, you get four points.

    why did spot the difference suddenly become complicated :(

    That was the description for the round as a whole, we had three other questions the same.

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 21:13

    I know the one I missed.

    Mav is mean :(

  • startledbunny12/05/2010 at 21:13

    Scores are in. I'm last and Startledbunny is next, we're back to business as usual :)

    we have managed not to get the same score as each other. our plan is working!!!!! ;)

  • lou12/05/2010 at 21:13

    i found the 5th one! :D

  • RG12/05/2010 at 21:13

    Scores are in. I'm last and Startledbunny is next, we're back to business as usual :)

    My best performance in ages and I still finished 3rd last.

  • Janna12/05/2010 at 21:14

    i found the 5th one! :D

    Yay!

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 21:14

    but.... that doesn't change that i can see 4 differences atm?..

    I think what RG meant by his original comment is that if you could see 4 differences then you hadn't finished... which is what you were asking, wasn't it?

    Because now we have the answers and we know that there were five differences.

  • lou12/05/2010 at 21:15

    I think what RG meant by his original comment is that if you could see 4 differences then you hadn't finished... which is what you were asking, wasn't it?

    yes.. sorry it's been a confusing day. :)

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 21:15

    For those too lazy to bother actually searching:

    http://twitpic.com/1n8xl1

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 21:18

    For those too lazy to bother actually searching:

    http://twitpic.com/1n8xl1

    Nice :)

  • startledbunny12/05/2010 at 21:18

    For those too lazy to bother actually searching:

    http://twitpic.com/1n8xl1

    how did you copy my screen? it takes me ages to wipe the red pen off normally

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 21:19

    For those too lazy to bother actually searching:

    http://twitpic.com/1n8xl1

    Nice :)

    That's how I keep track whenever I do one of the STD games.

  • Janna12/05/2010 at 21:24

    I think that's enough excitement for me today. 'Night all, comment with you tomorrow.

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 21:24

    I think that's enough excitement for me today. 'Night all, comment with you tomorrow.

    Night Janna.

  • me12/05/2010 at 21:24

    I think that's enough excitement for me today. 'Night all, comment with you tomorrow.

    g'night janna

  • lou12/05/2010 at 21:24

    I think that's enough excitement for me today. 'Night all, comment with you tomorrow.

    night!

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 21:24

    I think that's enough excitement for me today. 'Night all, comment with you tomorrow.

    Night

  • RG12/05/2010 at 21:25

    I think that's enough excitement for me today. 'Night all, comment with you tomorrow.

    Niiight

  • startledbunny12/05/2010 at 21:25

    night Janna

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 21:25

    Bassano just mentioned this song on Twitter. Loved it.

  • startledbunny12/05/2010 at 21:26

    first time i've used the word "bunting" in a quiz answer.

  • lou12/05/2010 at 21:27

    ooooh btw i managed to say touche in an argument today! it made me happy :)

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 21:29

    Bassano just mentioned this song on Twitter. Loved it.

    I have that on a CD *Somewhere*

  • Christine12/05/2010 at 21:31

    ooooh btw i managed to say touche in an argument today! it made me happy :)

    Yay! Well done... for losing an argument. Weird. :)

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 21:32

    first time i've used the word "bunting" in a quiz answer.

    Me too :)

    ooooh btw i managed to say touche in an argument today! it made me happy :)

    :)

  • lou12/05/2010 at 21:32

    Yay! Well done... for losing an argument. Weird. :)

    hehehe :D

  • startledbunny12/05/2010 at 21:33

    I have that on a CD *Somewhere*

    just bought a cd the other day, by the durutti column, because the one song i really really want isn't available to download.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2GFGsFdURU

  • RubberGoat12/05/2010 at 21:41

    Good night - off to see the queen of Denmark tomorrow ... well, she's opened up her house to the public anyway... ;)

  • lou12/05/2010 at 21:41

    Good night - off to see the queen of Denmark tomorrow ... well, she's opened up her house to the public anyway... ;)

    oooo have fun!

  • startledbunny12/05/2010 at 21:41

    Good night - off to see the queen of Denmark tomorrow ... well, she's opened up her house to the public anyway... ;)

    night Gavin.

    Enjoy your visit.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 21:45

    Good night - off to see the queen of Denmark tomorrow ... well, she's opened up her house to the public anyway... ;)

    Have fun

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 21:45

    just bought a cd the other day, by the durutti column, because the one song i really really want isn't available to download.

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=c2GFGsFdURU

    calming..

  • me12/05/2010 at 21:49

    is james still around?

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 21:52

    evening everyone

  • me12/05/2010 at 21:52

    evening everyone

    ok, who's been fiddling with the headping settings?

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 21:52

    evening everyone

    Evening Leigh. ;)

  • lou12/05/2010 at 21:53

    ok, who's been fiddling with the headping settings?

    i told you not to code all night :P

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 21:53

    evening everyone

    Heres a question to you Mr Leigh (and to anyone else who wants it)

    You get 1 question to ask Mr McNish, what is it?

  • startledbunny12/05/2010 at 21:53

    is james still around?

    they reformed a few years back

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_(band)

    but you didn't mean that james did you?

    *gets coat*

    night all

  • me12/05/2010 at 21:53

    i told you not to code all night :P

    heheh!!

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 21:53

    ok, who's been fiddling with the headping settings?

    this sounds like a job for rob

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3271/2624779157_8f849e87e2.jpg

  • me12/05/2010 at 21:53

    they reformed a few years back

    http://en.wiki...org/wiki/James_(band)

    but you didn't mean that james did you?

    *gets coat*

    night all

    doh!

  • James12/05/2010 at 21:54

    is james still around?

    erm yes?

  • startledbunny12/05/2010 at 21:54

    You get 1 question to ask Mr McNish, what is it?

    if you had one word to describe your time at Toyota, what would it be?

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 21:54

    evening everyone

    Hi

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 21:55

    they reformed a few years back

    http://en.wiki...org/wiki/James_(band)

    but you didn't mean that james did you?

    *gets coat*

    night all

    :) Night

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 21:55

    if you had one word to describe your time at Toyota, what would it be?

    ooh i like

  • me12/05/2010 at 21:55

    is james still around?

    erm yes?

    oooh yay.

    have just been fiddling with the admin preview page. just wondered if you could take a quick look when you do your daily and let me know if previews now look more like posts pls?

  • RG12/05/2010 at 21:56

    You get 1 question to ask Mr McNish, what is it?

    How difficult is it getting into F1?

  • James12/05/2010 at 21:56

    have just been fiddling with the admin preview page. just wondered if you could take a quick look when you do your daily and let me know if previews now look more like posts pls?

    I had already written it, but I've checked and its working! :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 21:58

    You get 1 question to ask Mr McNish, what is it?

    Ooooohh, I'd like to ask a question about his early career from when he tested for McLaren / Benetton in the early 90's and the uncertain direction of his career around that time, but I'm not sure how to phrase it.

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 21:58

    You get 1 question to ask Mr McNish, what is it?

    Which do you find more difficult - endurance or speed?

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 21:58

    Ooooohh, I'd like to ask a question about his early career from when he tested for McLaren / Benetton in the early 90's and the uncertain direction of his career around that time, but I'm not sure how to phrase it.

    You sound knowledgable :P you are allowed more than 1 question ;)

  • me12/05/2010 at 21:59

    I had already written it, but I've checked and its working! :)

    already? it's not even 11pm yet!

    cheers :)

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 22:00

    Which do you find more difficult - endurance or speed?

    in terms of types of races, i.e sprints or endurance, or in terms of in a race?

  • James12/05/2010 at 22:00

    already? it's not even 11pm yet!

    i haven't beaten the time i wrote it mid afternoon yet though ;)

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 22:01

    in terms of types of races, i.e sprints or endurance, or in terms of in a race?

    I guess I meant which was more difficult for him to achieve in any given race - concentration or fast laps.

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 22:01

    I guess I meant which was more difficult for him to achieve in any given race - concentration or fast laps.

    ah ok, ta

  • me12/05/2010 at 22:01

    i haven't beaten the time i wrote it mid afternoon yet though ;)

    crazy talk. the preview isn't perfect, but it'll hopefully tide us over for a bit.

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 22:02

    Evening all

  • lou12/05/2010 at 22:02

    Evening all

    hey

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 22:02

    Evening all

    Hello Steven

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 22:03

    Ooooohh, I'd like to ask a question about his early career from when he tested for McLaren / Benetton in the early 90's and the uncertain direction of his career around that time, but I'm not sure how to phrase it.

    That looks like a McNish question

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 22:05

    You sound knowledgable :P you are allowed more than 1 question ;)

    Ummm... this probably isn't too good, but how about this...

    The Formula 1 world saw the dreadful accident that sidelined Felipe Massa in Hungary last year. You (Allan) were, yourself, involved in an accident at a F3000 race some years ago (again the early '90's), where you were injured.

    How does one return to a competitive environment like motor racing after a stoppage like that and how does one cope with the potential psychological ramifications of a major accident?

    ...or something like that.

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 22:06

    ...or something like that.

    sounds good to me!

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 22:07

    Are you interviewing McNish Jon?

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 22:08

    Are you interviewing McNish Jon?

    its looking likely ye

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 22:08

    its looking likely ye

    How did you swing that?

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 22:09

    How did you swing that?

    Audi are having a few days over the UK where he's avaliable for interview

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 22:14

    Martin Haven confirms the GP2 air times on Eurosport;

    @MartinHaven - GP2 race 1, LIVE at 1015BST on Friday morning on British Eurosport. GP2 race 2, tape-delay at 2015BST Saturday evening.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 22:15

    Martin Haven confirms the GP2 air times on Eurosport;

    @MartinHaven - GP2 race 1, LIVE at 1015BST on Friday morning on British Eurosport. GP2 race 2, tape-delay at 2015BST Saturday evening.

    sweet

    :)

    let's hope no one does "a grosjean" this year... that was a little too scary.

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 22:18

    If you are looking for questions you could pick up on Leigh's momentum theme.

    His first full year racing cars he and Hakkinen were team mates at Dragon Motorsport which had full Marlboro sponsorship and raced in Formula Vauxhall/Opel Lotus. McNish concentracted on the UK championship and Hakkinen on the European but they raced together when there were no fixture clashes. At the end of that season Marlboro had one F3 seat available and gave it to McNish with the idea tha he would have a learning year and challenge for the title the next. Just think about that. They drop Mika for McNish. McNish won the championship then lost it on a technicality. Hakkinen ran in a middling team and then stepped into McNish's seat the following year and won the title. Had Marlboro chosen Hakkinen first maybe things would have been different.

    McNish stepped up to F3000 with DAMS who were Marlboro's team and the works Lola team. McNish had a good learning year and his team mate Comas won the championship. The following year McNish was a huge favourite for the F3000 title but Lola built an absolute dog that all the other teams dumped after a few races and switched to Reynards. DAMS being the works team were stuck with the Lola and that season killed all the momentum in McNish's career and his single seater career never recovered. Again had Marlboro chosen Hakkinen instead of McNish for F3, Mc Nish would not have been championship favourite in F3000 that year and it would not have had such a dramatic effect on his career

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 22:18

    I am sure you can dig some questions out of that lot

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 22:20

    If you are looking for questions you could pick up on Leigh's momentum theme.

    I love being so influential.

    Today Sidepodcast, tomorrow the world!!

    ;)

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 22:21

    I love being so influential.

    Today Sidepodcast, tomorrow the world!!

    ;)

    It's something people ten to ignore but so often momentum can be lost and a driver's career never recovers

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 22:22

    It's something people ten to ignore but so often momentum can be lost and a driver's career never recovers

    True

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 22:22

    It's something people ten to ignore but so often momentum can be lost and a driver's career never recovers

    I think especially nowadays with so many series, it really destroys so many peoples careers

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 22:23

    sweet

    :)

    let's hope no one does "a grosjean" this year... that was a little too scary.

    Having seen the inner kerbs at Piscine I'm convinced there will be a car in the wall in that area.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 22:23

    I think especially nowadays with so many series, it really destroys so many peoples careers

    Which brings me to the question, what on earth is up with Bertrand Baguette in IndyCar at the moment?

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 22:24

    Having seen the inner kerbs at Piscine I'm convinced there will be a car in the wall in that area.

    I understand why they wanted to raise the kerbs but there has to be a better answer.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 22:25

    You get 1 question to ask Mr McNish, what is it?

    You could tie it in to The Feeder Series. There was a 'new talent' test a few months ago in the States, I think Skip Barber was involved and they were all people from karting and other non-pro backgrounds I think. McNish was the judge.

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 22:25

    Which brings me to the question, what on earth is up with Bertrand Baguette in IndyCar at the moment?

    No no no idea. F1 didnt want him?

  • Jon Waldock12/05/2010 at 22:25

    You could tie it in to The Feeder Series. There was a 'new talent' test a few months ago in the States, I think Skip Barber was involved and they were all people from karting and other non-pro backgrounds I think. McNish was the judge.

    Skip Barber's school yeah

  • me12/05/2010 at 22:25

    No no no idea. F1 didnt want him?

    petrov had more money

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 22:25

    Having seen the inner kerbs at Piscine I'm convinced there will be a car in the wall in that area.

    I understand why they wanted to raise the kerbs but there has to be a better answer.

    Adam Cooper tweeted this photo about an hour ago:

    http://twitpic.com/1n90gx

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/05/2010 at 22:27

    No no no idea. F1 didnt want him?

    But he has been *dreadful* in the first four IRL rounds on road / streets circuits and now he's on the ovals.... he has more than disappointed and actually been closer to shocking

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 22:27

    You could tie it in to The Feeder Series. There was a 'new talent' test a few months ago in the States, I think Skip Barber was involved and they were all people from karting and other non-pro backgrounds I think. McNish was the judge.

    McNish is doing judging a thing with the Jim Russell school in California and had their logo on his helmet at Spa

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 22:27

    But he has been *dreadful* in the first four IRL rounds on road / streets circuits and now he's on the ovals.... he has more than disappointed and actually been closer to shocking

    While Petrov has been exciting at times this year.

  • paul12/05/2010 at 22:27

    Mr C: Loving the latest updates to the homepage. Especially the little "realtime" disk, even though it's a small thing.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 22:27

    Adam Cooper tweeted this photo about an hour ago:

    http://twitpic.com/1n90gx

    He added in two followups, "Asked Charlie Whiting about it tonight and he says it's a deterrent and people have the option to go left, miss it, and slow down. People crashed there every year even with the old kerb so it's sure to be a problem, especially for the Renault 3.5 and GP2 guys!"

  • me12/05/2010 at 22:28

    Mr C: Loving the latest updates to the homepage. Especially the little "realtime" disk, even though it's a small thing.

    cheers paul. more to come soon hopefully.

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 22:28

    But he has been *dreadful* in the first four IRL rounds on road / streets circuits and now he's on the ovals.... he has more than disappointed and actually been closer to shocking

    He really is doing a Grosjean then... a promising talent floundering...

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 22:29

    Details of the Jim Russell thing from McNish's site

    http://www.allanmcnish.com/output/jim_russell_school.asp

  • lou12/05/2010 at 22:40

    right bed time for me. night all! xx

  • Steven Roy12/05/2010 at 22:40

    right bed time for me. night all! xx

    Night Lou

  • Pat W12/05/2010 at 22:41

    right bed time for me. night all! xx

    Night

  • MarileneRiddle12/05/2010 at 22:41

    right bed time for me. night all! xx

    Good night Lou