We are right in the middle of live commenting Le Mans, so if you haven't joined in yet, then get over there and start talking (up until 2pm). For those not interested in the endurance event, here are some F1 things to discuss:

  • Luca di Montezemolo started the Le Mans race and has been talking about the current goings on in F1. He says that for Ferrari, it is either a change of the proposed 2010 rules, or the team will definitely be upping sticks and heading elsewhere. Naturally, he is using Le Mans as a high profile platform for his thoughts, but he did say he wanted to avoid too much negativity, as France is a happy place right now!
  • Giorgio Pantano is hoping for a race with the new Campos team. He raced with them in GP2 in 2007, and hopes they can help him return to F1. He's 30 now, though, and still moaning about the fact that he hasn't had a second chance in Formula 1. What about the younger drivers who haven't had their first chance?

That'll do for now. It's a quiet day in terms of news, but there's plenty of racing action to behold. I'll see you in the comments.

672 responses

  • Alianora La Canta13/06/2009 at 23:23

    Sorry to distract people from the Le Mans live commenting (I would join in but LCLT crashes every single time I've tried loading it this evening), but I've got a Twitter question:

    What does QFT mean?

  • Alianora La Canta13/06/2009 at 23:25

    Context (if it helps:)

    McLaren_Fan QFT right here- RT @lacanta: #Iremember A lot of stuff other people would find incredibly boring.

  • me13/06/2009 at 23:25

    What does QFT mean?

    quoted for truth.

    someone is repeating what you said because they agree with it.

  • Alianora La Canta14/06/2009 at 00:18

    Ah good, I don't need to worry about it then :) I thought I'd done something strange for a while there...

  • Paul14/06/2009 at 00:39

    morning people

  • Alianora La Canta14/06/2009 at 10:33

    Good morning, Paul.

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 13:21

    Just finished watching stupid Le Mans race, now tuning in to the Queen's tennis final.

    Murray will probably lose because I am watching. This seems to be what happens.

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 13:21

    Murray will probably lose because I am watching. This seems to be what happens.

    This is an acceptable result ;)

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 13:22

    This is an acceptable result ;)

    Hehehe.

  • Chris14/06/2009 at 13:22

    Just finished watching stupid Le Mans race.

    Think of it like this. Peugeot won the race, Franck raced for Peugeot. Therefore, Franck won the race!

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 13:22

    Think of it like this. Peugeot won the race, Franck raced for Peugeot. Therefore, Franck won the race!

    Erm... if it would convince Franck it would convince me. What are the chances? ;)

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 13:23

    Murray will probably lose because I am watching. This seems to be what happens.

    he is allowed to win Queens. As long as he doesn't win Wimby, we'll be OK.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 13:23

    This is an acceptable result ;)

    Why dont you bet on Andy, then its less unacceptable when he wins?

  • lou14/06/2009 at 13:23

    Afternoon all! everyone alright?

    Just finished watching stupid Le Mans race, now tuning in to the Queen's tennis final.

    aww Franck came second though, he could have come alot worse... plus he had a broken leg, he did pretty well didn't he?

    I'll be watching tennis too. I like le mans but i prefer tennis and f1.

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 13:23

    Why dont you bet on Andy, then its less unacceptable when he wins?

    He's the favourite, not paying enough :D

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 13:24

    aww Franck came second though, he could have come alot worse... plus he had a broken leg, he did pretty well didn't he?

    I'll be watching tennis too. I like le mans but i prefer tennis and f1.

    Second is not first.

  • Scott in Italy14/06/2009 at 13:24

    Afternoon all! everyone alright?

    Hey Lou. you mean watching some guy from Greys Anatomy wasn't worth it?

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 13:25

    first game to Blake. Hooray!

  • lou14/06/2009 at 13:25

    Second is not first.

    but it's better than last....;)

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 13:25

    but it's better than last....;)

    Not really.

  • lou14/06/2009 at 13:25

    Hey Lou. you mean watching some guy from Greys Anatomy wasn't worth it?

    i don't even watch Greys Anatomy so i wouldn't know who you mean lol

  • lou14/06/2009 at 13:25

    Not really.

    oh.. fair enough.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 13:26

    Hey Lou. you mean watching some guy from Greys Anatomy wasn't worth it?

    Did i hear Leno was there with him?>

  • Scott in Italy14/06/2009 at 13:26

    i don't even watch Greys Anatomy so i wouldn't know who you mean lol

    ;)

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 13:27

    *sits in the lovely daily thread* :P

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 13:27

    What's with all the Murray hatred? Maybe I'm biased being Scottish and all...

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 13:28

    What's with all the Murray hatred? Maybe I'm biased being Scottish and all...

    I think Amy doesn't want him to win because he's a threat to Federer. I don't care who wins as long as I get to see good tennis.

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 13:29

    What's with all the Murray hatred? Maybe I'm biased being Scottish and all...

    I don't like him mostly because of Lewis Hamilton syndrome, so its not really his fault. The media just big him up as favourite for every single tournament even when he blatantly isn't, and don't even mention what other players on tour are up to. Plus, he has a bit of a temper and I don't like his on court manner. That is his fault. But it's mainly the first reason.

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 13:29

    All my friends hate him too though. I think he's too good to be adopted as a Brit! Can't support someone who has a real chance of actually winning....

  • me14/06/2009 at 13:32

    just to get a bit geeky, we've not been idle the past 24h. if you're using the new safari 4 browser, and if you refresh: http://www.sidepodcast.com/livecommenting/

    the page now has a sound alert each time a new comment is posted.

    currently audio is defaulted to "on". although we'll likely set it to be "off" by default after a bit more testing.

    it's already driving christine nuts, but let us know what you think and if it's something that should also be added to the real-time page.

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 13:32

    currently audio is defaulted to "on". although we'll likely set it to be "off" by default after a bit more testing.

    It WILL be defaulted to off.

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 13:33

    the page now has a sound alert each time a new comment is posted.

    Please tell me how to turn it off before i do it. Else I might go slowly crazy....

  • Scott in Italy14/06/2009 at 13:33

    It WILL be defaulted to off.

    good ;)

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 13:34

    Murray breaks Blakes serve then Blake breaks him back. Could be a long match.

  • Scott in Italy14/06/2009 at 13:34

    i think i'm going to head off soon. need to think about something other than SPC. see you on friday i guess but i don't think i'll be here on sunday as i'll be travelling, but maybe after the race ;)

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 13:34

    Right, back on the doohickey, back on the daily. :)

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 13:35

    Hmmm not so sure about the choice of noise!

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 13:36

    Is it a tambourine?

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 13:36

    Please tell me how to turn it off before i do it. Else I might go slowly crazy....

    There's a checkbox.

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 13:36

    Does it matter that I don't know anything about MotoGP? Will I still notice the amazingness?

  • Jeremy14/06/2009 at 13:37

    Is it a tambourine?

    Sounds like scissors!

  • guille230614/06/2009 at 13:38

    Does it matter that I don't know anything about MotoGP? Will I still notice the amazingness?

    You're heart will go up to 150

  • Jeremy14/06/2009 at 13:38

    Does it matter that I don't know anything about MotoGP? Will I still notice the amazingness?

    From what I've just read on AUTOSPORT, oh yes!

  • Jeremy14/06/2009 at 13:39

    Is the navigation bit at the bottom left of live commenting new? I like!

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 13:39

    Did you guys ever have your mash with leek btw? My housemate just gave me cheese mash and it's good!

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 13:39

    Haas just beat Djokovic in the final at Halle. Nice for Haas to get a win at home I guess.

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 13:40

    Did you guys ever have your mash with leek btw? My housemate just gave me cheese mash and it's good!

    I got some leeks, but haven't made it yet.

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 13:40

    Does it matter that I don't know anything about MotoGP? Will I still notice the amazingness?

    Yes

  • Jeremy14/06/2009 at 13:40

    Must sleep now. Thanks ever so much SidePodFriends

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 13:41

    Bye Jeremy

  • me14/06/2009 at 13:41

    Must sleep now. Thanks ever so much SidePodFriends

    g'night.

  • guille230614/06/2009 at 13:41

    Must sleep now. Thanks ever so much SidePodFriends

    bye Jeremy

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 13:41

    Night Jeremy. :)

  • me14/06/2009 at 13:43

    Is it a tambourine?

    Sounds like scissors!

    maracas. i think.

    there are other noises, but one sounded like a windows error "plonk" and another was a bit harsh.

    will keep playing, but after running it all night, this was the one that provided the right amount of notification without scaring the heck out of us.

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 13:44

    I don't actually mind it now I've just turned the volume down on my computer.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 13:51

    I'm not sure who is more annoying... Anthony Hamilton, or Murray's mum...

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 13:53

    I don't actually mind it now I've just turned the volume down on my computer.

    so what you mean is...you like the noise when you cant hear it ;)

  • me14/06/2009 at 13:56

    so what you mean is...you like the noise when you cant hear it ;)

    :)

    should also say, this will work on other browsers when firefox 3.5 comes out next month and google chrome 3 at some point. it might never work on IE.

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 13:57

    Hey, where's Amy?

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 13:57

    Have decided it's not quite as annoying when we're not live commenting a race. It is good if you are off doing something else and don't have to bother checking to see if there's a [1 new] on the tab.

    Which is funny, because when Mr C introduced the tab counter thing, it was revolutionary that I didn't have to keep flicking to the page itself. Now it's the next step along.

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 13:57

    Hey, where's Amy?

    Last seen watching a MotoGP race, I think.

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 13:58

    Hey, where's Amy?

    I"m here

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 13:58

    Down not off! I have to say it's okay while I'm watching the tennis and the comments are fairly infrequent. Saves me turning my head so much....

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 13:58

    Last seen watching a MotoGP race, I think.

    5 laps to go. Nothing amazing yet.

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 13:58

    I"m here

    Still watching MotoGP, I hope? :)

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 13:58

    5 laps to go. Nothing amazing yet.

    It's the last 2 to 3 that are nuts.

  • guille230614/06/2009 at 13:59

    5 laps to go. Nothing amazing yet.

    don't stop watching

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 13:59

    Down not off! I have to say it's okay while I'm watching the tennis and the comments are fairly infrequent. Saves me turning my head so much....

    :D You should've seen us live commenting RG. :)

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 14:01

    My minor annoyance is that it makes the noise as you post comments....

  • me14/06/2009 at 14:01

    My minor annoyance is that it makes the noise as you post comments....

    hmm. not sure if that can be changed. but point taken.

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:01

    Why has everyone else even turned up today. The cameras have shown the same two dudes the whole race.

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 14:02

    Just to check, is there a live show tonight?

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 14:02

    Just to check, is there a live show tonight?

    Not a chance!

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 14:02

    Just to check, is there a live show tonight?

    Tell him there is not one

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 14:02

    Why has everyone else even turned up today. The cameras have shown the same two dudes the whole race.

    But, oh, therein lies the drama. :)

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 14:03

    Not a chance!

    Well done

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:03

    But, oh, therein lies the drama. :)

    So far they have both passed each other once. 2 laps to go.

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 14:03

    ALMS at Lime Rock in a month's time. I wonder if Peugeot and Audi will enter now

  • Pat W14/06/2009 at 14:04

    Have decided it's not quite as annoying when we're not live commenting a race. It is good if you are off doing something else and don't have to bother checking to see if there's a [1 new] on the tab.

    Like on Tweetdeck when things are a bit quiet? I turned the TD notice off because it annoyed me during races, but it is quite useful in quiet times

  • me14/06/2009 at 14:04

    ALMS at Lime Rock in a month's time. I wonder if Peugeot and Audi will enter now

    can they do that? when do they have to decide?

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 14:05

    Come on Andy! He played so well yesterday but it's like he's not turned up yet today....

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 14:05

    Like on Tweetdeck when things are a bit quiet? I turned the TD notice off because it annoyed me during races, but it is quite useful in quiet times

    Precisely that.

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:05

    Oh boo. Boring winner.

  • Pat W14/06/2009 at 14:06

    ALMS at Lime Rock in a month's time. I wonder if Peugeot and Audi will enter now

    Audi might consider it but Peugeot won't be in the ALMS until Petit. I'm expecting they'll turn up for that.

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 14:06

    Oh boo. Boring winner.

    Seriously!?! Oh my goodness, i think sleep has effected you :P

  • guille230614/06/2009 at 14:06

    Come on Andy! He played so well yesterday but it's like he's not turned up yet today....

    who's the other guy?

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:06

    Seriously!?! Oh my goodness, i think sleep has effected you :P

    It was a good battle, but doesn't he win ALL THE TIME?

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 14:07

    Oh boo. Boring winner.

    WHAT?! I'm shocked you found that boring. :O

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:07

    who's the other guy?

    James Blake. I like him today.

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 14:07

    It was a good battle, but doesn't he win ALL THE TIME?

    Not this season, he hasn't.

  • guille230614/06/2009 at 14:07

    Oh boo. Boring winner.

    ?!!?

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 14:07

    James Blake. I like him today.

    Do you have a love-hate relationship with him? :D

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:07

    Not this season, he hasn't.

    Ah. I don't follow MotoGP at all. I have learnt that the races are way too short though.

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 14:07

    Er, guys...

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/1310529

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 14:07

    It was a good battle, but doesn't he win ALL THE TIME?

    he dosent, he's just damn good.

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:07

    Do you have a love-hate relationship with him? :D

    I like anyone playing Mandy ;)

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 14:08
  • guille230614/06/2009 at 14:09

    he dosent, he's just damn good.

    that pass defied every single physics law...

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 14:09

    I like anyone playing Mandy ;)

    He is rude though. I do totally see that! He's really cheeky aboiut when he challenges decisions. I think that's quite unsporting

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 14:10

    that pass defied every single physics law...

    Agreed. I still don't know how he did it, TBH. Lorenzo doesn't, either.

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:11

    Agreed. I still don't know how he did it, TBH. Lorenzo doesn't, either.

    Stoner doesn't look well

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 14:11

    Stoner doesn't look well

    He was fine by the press-con. Kinda reminded me of Alonso at Bahrain, though.

  • guille230614/06/2009 at 14:11

    Stoner doesn't look well

    It was too hot in Barcelona

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:12

    He is rude though. I do totally see that! He's really cheeky aboiut when he challenges decisions. I think that's quite unsporting

    It really bothered me at the Australian Open when Federer got called arrogant when a British reporter asked him if he thought Andy was his biggest threat and he said no. Then Andy got knocked out early. I don't see how you can call him arrogant when he was correct.

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 14:13
  • Nick14/06/2009 at 14:14

    It really bothered me at the Australian Open when Federer got called arrogant when a British reporter asked him if he thought Andy was his biggest threat and he said no. Then Andy got knocked out early. I don't see how you can call him arrogant when he was correct.

    Novak was worse when he was all 'he doesn't deserve to be here', only people who have won grand slam events should be allowed to play...

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 14:15

    Roger doesn't do arrogant. He's such a gentleman.

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:15

    Novak was worse when he was all 'he doesn't deserve to be here', only people who have won grand slam events should be allowed to play...

    He's terrible as well but it evens out to me since he's so funny. Andy is yet to make me laugh :D

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:16

    Roger doesn't do arrogant. He's such a gentleman.

    He got called it again at RG when someone pointed out to him that Murray has beaten him the last few times they've met, and he answered that a best of 5 slam is a different beast to a best of 3 tour match. Which is also correct. Roger is well known for stepping it up at slams.

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 14:16

    Novak was worse when he was all 'he doesn't deserve to be here', only people who have won grand slam events should be allowed to play...

    That's pretty bad to say that about someone who's beating you in the world rankings!

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:18

    That's pretty bad to say that about someone who's beating you in the world rankings!

    He wasn't at the time though!

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 14:19

    can they do that? when do they have to decide?

    I have no idea when entries close but I imagine ALMS would love to have either or both there

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 14:19

    It was a good battle, but doesn't he win ALL THE TIME?

    And when Roger wins all the time ?

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 14:21

    maracas. i think.

    It sounds like one, does that make it a maraca? ;)

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:21

    And when Roger wins all the time ?

    I didn't really become a fan until he was getting beaten ;)

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 14:22

    Agreed. I still don't know how he did it, TBH. Lorenzo doesn't, either.

    He is just getting inside his head like he did to Gibernau. He destroyed him. He went from being very close to Rossi to quitting because he was nowhere near. He shouldn't have annoyed Rossi though. That was stupid.

  • guille230614/06/2009 at 14:23

    Well, have a nice day. I have to start mine, see you during the week

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 14:23

    I love Nadal. He's my favourite man.

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 14:24

    I love Nadal. He's my favourite man.

    Something tells me you'll have fun if you join us here while watching Wimbledon... :D

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 14:24

    I didn't really become a fan until he was getting beaten ;)

    You are just twisted

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 14:24

    Bye Guille

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:25

    I love Nadal. He's my favourite man.

    I love him off court and when hes playing anyone except Roger. I definitely need to get to one of his games next year.

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 14:25

    Something tells me you'll have fun if you join us here while watching Wimbledon... :D

    More hatred??

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 14:25

    More hatred??

    Nadal gets a mixed reaction here. Some like him, others not so much. :)

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 14:25

    Well, have a nice day. I have to start mine, see you during the week

    See yah!

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:26

    Something tells me you'll have fun if you join us here while watching Wimbledon... :D

    I am so excited about the draw coming out on Friday. I hate the long wait between slams after the AO then all of a sudden BAM there's two of them.

  • Pat W14/06/2009 at 14:26

    Something tells me you'll have fun if you join us here while watching Wimbledon... :D

    When is Wimbeldon?

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 14:27

    When is Wimbledon?

    Starts this weekend, I think?

  • Pat W14/06/2009 at 14:27

    Starts this weekend, I think?

    As in today?

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 14:27

    I wish this match was better though. Then it'd feel like summer! I'm sat outside in my garden watching it on my lappytop with the sun beating down.

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 14:27

    As in today?

    No, next weekend.

  • Mattw14/06/2009 at 14:28

    Topped 4000 comments inthe two Le Mans threads

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 14:28

    I wish this match was better though. Then it'd feel like summer! I'm sat outside in my garden watching it on my lappytop with the sun beating down.

    Wow! Good wifi connection? :)

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:28

    No, next weekend.

    starts June 22

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 14:28

    No, next weekend.

    Mon 22nd

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 14:30

    Wow! Good wifi connection? :)

    Lol, I live in a student house. By "garden" I mean "patch of grass roughly the size of my kitchen table", it's closer to the wifi transmitter than my living room

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 14:32

    BRB, reboot!

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:33

    oh Andy won that easily.

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 14:34

    That was an unsatisfying match! Andy played pretty badly imo but he won too easily for it to matter....

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 14:34

    I'd have liked to see him play Roddick

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 14:35

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/1310520

    mmm

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 14:35

    That is a serious looking trophy

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:35

    I'd have liked to see him play Roddick

    I'd have enjoyed a good Randy v Mandy match :D

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 14:36

    mmm

    That's the special Citroen that was designed with the help of Gran Turismo. :D

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 14:37

    That's the special Citroen that was designed with the help of Gran Turismo. :D

    It's looooovely

  • Alison14/06/2009 at 14:37

    Smile boy you won!!

  • me14/06/2009 at 14:38

    right then. i think we're going outside.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 14:39

    right then. i think we're going outside.

    Stay away from any rocks ;)

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 14:39

    right then. i think we're going outside.

    Let's be careful out there

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 14:39

    right then. i think we're going outside.

    you guys are really getting into this "outside" thing.

  • lou14/06/2009 at 14:39

    right then. i think we're going outside.

    have fun! be careful though :P

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 14:39

    Stay away from any rocks ;)

    and stay close to Christine so you don't get lost

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 14:39

    Stay away from any rocks ;)

    if i were you i'd wear a full face helmet, 3 layer nomex, fireproof gloves, knee pads, elbow pads, back protector.

    just in case

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 14:40

    you guys are really getting into this "outside" thing.

    According to Google, it's quite... popular

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 14:40

    right then. i think we're going outside.

    eeek?

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:40

    and stay close to Christine so you don't get lost

    yes. Don't want to lose her twice in two days.

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 14:40

    According to Google, it's quite... popular

    Propaganda

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 14:41

    yes. Don't want to lose her twice in two days.

    hold her hand when crossing the road. look both ways, you might not hear cars coming, it might be a diesel

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:42

    I just realised I have a pie on the bench. Should really go and put that in the fridge.

  • Pat W14/06/2009 at 14:42

    It does look nice out there

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 14:42

    I just realised I have a pie on the bench. Should really go and put that in the fridge.

    You need to put it in the oven. It will take days to cook in the fridge

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 14:42

    Propaganda

    they need people to go outside to use there fancy maps.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 14:42

    I just realised I have a pie on the bench. Should really go and put that in the fridge.

    Until I read 'fridge', I was beginning to think that was a euphemism

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 14:42

    It does look nice out there

    Don't be lured to the dark side

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 14:43

    Nadal has dodgy knees?

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 14:43

    Until I read 'fridge', I was beginning to think that was a euphemism

    i think you'll find thats pie or bun in the oven ;)

  • Pat W14/06/2009 at 14:43

    It does look nice out there

    Don't be lured to the dark side

    You're safe. I was going to play golf at this time but I got out of it because I have to study.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 14:44

    Until I read 'fridge', I was beginning to think that was a euphemism

    i think you'll find thats pie or bun in the oven ;)

    Wasn't sure if it was some kind of Kiwi/Aussie hybrid sland :)

  • lou14/06/2009 at 14:44

    hold her hand when crossing the road. look both ways, you might not hear cars coming, it might be a diesel

    as long as one of them is looking... Lukeh saved me from being run over about twice yesterday.. roads are dangerous.. lol

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 14:44

    *slang*

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 14:45

    right then. i think we're going outside.

    You sure that's a good idea?

    hold her hand when crossing the road. look both ways, you might not hear cars coming, it might be a diesel

    It could be Franck driving the 908 looking for Christine for comfort after he lost Le Mans.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 14:45

    Nadal has dodgy knees?

    Some people think it could be the end of his carreer.

    His techniques puts enormous strain on his knees

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 14:45

    as long as one of them is looking... Lukeh saved me from being run over about twice yesterday.. roads are dangerous.. lol

    you should always use the crossings lou, you should know that by now ;)

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 14:46

    as long as one of them is looking... Lukeh saved me from being run over about twice yesterday.. roads are dangerous.. lol

    Like I said, the green man is a vital road sign :D

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 14:46

    It could be Franck driving the 908 looking for Christine for comfort after he lost Le Mans.

    they have some 908's with 2 seats inside (its a squeeze...) so he could show her a good time.

  • lou14/06/2009 at 14:46

    you should always use the crossings lou, you should know that by now ;)

    i was more interested in the taxi's with f1 cars on and trying to take pictures of them to worry about the other traffic....

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:46

    Nadal has dodgy knees?

    Bad tendonitis. Has had to play with them strapped for years and by the end of the season he pretty much can't play anymore.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 14:47

    i was more interested in the taxi's with f1 cars on and trying to take pictures of them to worry about the other traffic....

    You weren't in the big smoke were you Lou?

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:48

    i was more interested in the taxi's with f1 cars on and trying to take pictures of them to worry about the other traffic....

    look out for the one with the number plate HEI3 KOV ;)

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 14:48

    look out for the one with the number plate HEI3 KOV ;)

    We saw lots and lots of Heikki taxis :)

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 14:48

    Although none with heikki actually driving, and none with Martin whitmarsh in them...

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:49

    Although none with heikki actually driving, and none with Martin whitmarsh in them...

    I might just have to watch that video again. SO SMILEY.

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 14:50

    If anyone finds the pescarolo crash on you tube whilst theyre surfing can you tweet it my way please :D

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 14:50

    I might just have to watch that video again. SO SMILEY.

    I think it is comedy brilliance.

    "Where to, boss?"

    Lewis should become an actor... oh wait. he may when he retires *sighs*

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 14:50

    If anyone finds the pescarolo crash on you tube whilst theyre surfing can you tweet it my way please :D

    And post it here please

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:52

    Lewis should become an actor... oh wait. he may when he retires *sighs*

    the acting from both is top notch "it's a bit quiet here today isn't it" "its dead isn't it"

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 14:52

    Just watched the Hammy Scalextrix advert.

    Very good, very good

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 14:53

    the acting from both is top notch "it's a bit quiet here today isn't it" "its dead isn't it"

    what is this? can you link me perrlease

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 14:54

    the acting from both is top notch "it's a bit quiet here today isn't it" "its dead isn't it"

    plus barry from eastenders adds to it, who i believe (from scientific investigation and analysis) is actually the greatest soap actor of all time.

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:54

    what is this? can you link me perrlease

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1NXwbepI88

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:55

    plus barry from eastenders adds to it, who i believe (from scientific investigation and analysis) is actually the greatest soap actor of all time.

    my absolute favourite bit is at 1.28 when Heikki does his wee grin after flashing his highbeams at Lewis :D

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 14:56

    my absolute favourite bit is at 1.28 when Heikki does his wee grin after flashing his highbeams at Lewis :D

    How many times have you watched it now?

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:57

    How many times have you watched it now?

    erm. 10ish? :D

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:58

    How many times have you watched it now?

    still boycotting Vodafone for them not letting Heikki win though ;)

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 14:58

    This is in my village! I? saw Lewis hamilton and the other guy! watched the filming fun day it was!!

    oh dear, youtube comments never cease to amaze me for the wrong reasons ;)

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 14:59

    erm. 10ish? :D

    Haha.

    Im tempted to cycle over there this week, and be nosy...

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 14:59

    You know there's a competition called the Taxi GP on the Vodafone website. Best team over the whole season wins a VIP trip as guest of McLaren at the Italian GP.

    http://taxigp.vodafone.co.uk/

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 14:59

    This is in my village! I? saw Lewis hamilton and the other guy! watched the filming fun day it was!!

    THE OTHER GUY?

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 14:59

    my absolute favourite bit is at 1.28 when Heikki does his wee grin after flashing his highbeams at Lewis :D

    thats awesome, they're both terrible terrible actors, but its very funny :D

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 15:00

    You know there's a competition called the Taxi GP on the Vodafone website. Best team over the whole season wins a VIP trip as guest of McLaren at the Italian GP.

    I like that I have probably watched the ad for the competition more than anyone. And I can't enter it. :D

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 15:01

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0So0VeMyrY&feature=related

    :D

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 15:01

    THE OTHER GUY?

    Whitmarsh? the car parts look like they were filmed on studio roads...

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 15:03

    Whitmarsh? the car parts look like they were filmed on studio roads...

    I think the commentor was referring to that other driver... urm... Hakkinen was it? I can't remember his name now.

    Yeah I'm gonn go hide for my life from Amy now.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 15:03
  • Nick14/06/2009 at 15:04

    I think the commentor was referring to that other driver... urm... Hakkinen was it? I can't remember his name now.

    The part in the village though only had Lewis in it?

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 15:04

    Yeah I'm gonn go hide for my life from Amy now.

    YOU'D BETTER RUN BOY! RUN LIKE THE WIND!

    Or not. I'm way too lazy to chase.

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 15:04

    Why cant he be more like that!

    i love it

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 15:05

    YOU'D BETTER RUN BOY! RUN LIKE THE WIND!

    Or not. I'm way too lazy to chase.

    Isnt that what the collective is for? :D

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 15:06

    Y'know, the original season of the Simpsons is so rubbish to watch. Lousy animation, the story's are really bleh and the sound quality is real bad. Thank goodness for Season 2 onwards (till about season 10...)

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 15:08

    Y'know, the original season of the Simpsons is so rubbish to watch. Lousy animation, the story's are really bleh and the sound quality is real bad. Thank goodness for Season 2 onwards (till about season 10...)

    I think ive seen them all 5 or 6 times. It was the only season BBC2 showed for a painful while

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 15:08

    I think ive seen them all 5 or 6 times. It was the only season BBC2 showed for a painful while

    Ahh BBC2, 6pm, Fridays. good times.

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 15:08

    Did anyone also notice that all the non-taxis just "happened" to be Mercedes cars?

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 15:34

    Have posted the first entry into a little multi entry thing I'm doing looking at various aspects of loyalty within the world of F1, if anyone's interested :)

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 15:38

    Have posted the first entry into a little multi entry thing I'm doing looking at various aspects of loyalty within the world of F1, if anyone's interested :)

    Good start, Lukeh. Keep it up! :)

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 15:40

    Have posted the first entry into a little multi entry thing I'm doing looking at various aspects of loyalty within the world of F1, if anyone's interested :)

    I get a mention!

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 15:43

    Have posted the first entry into a little multi entry thing I'm doing looking at various aspects of loyalty within the world of F1, if anyone's interested :)

    Oh cool, i'll have a read!

    Anyone thats interested here is a newish map of the the surrounds of the Abu Dhabi circuit. Although i dont think it will be that green this year unless they use astroturf.

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/yas-map-jpg

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 15:44

    Anyone thats interested here is a newish map of the the surrounds of the Abu Dhabi circuit. Although i dont think it will be that green this year unless they use astroturf.

    Is that a Warner Bros park I see to the NE of the circuit?

  • Stuart C14/06/2009 at 15:45

    Afternoon all.

    Fingers tingling after industrious hammering of the keyboard in service of YOU KNOW WHERE.

    Where can I get a cork for the journey home?

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 15:45

    Fingers tingling after industrious hammering of the keyboard in service of YOU KNOW WHERE.

    :D

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 15:45

    Is that a Warner Bros park I see to the NE of the circuit?

    I ddnt notice that, but its a pretty big logo!

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 15:45

    Afternoon all.

    Hey Stuart. What was the atmosphere like at the circuit when Peugeot won?

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 15:46

    I ddnt notice that, but its a pretty big logo!

    Looks like Abu Dhabi really are building on the whole thing.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 15:48

    I dont know if Mr/Mrs C will see this but there is a slightly rude graph on the drop

  • Stuart C14/06/2009 at 15:49

    What was the atmosphere like at the circuit when Peugeot won?

    They were mad for it. Most amusing of all was the circuit announcer, who kept shouting an elongated "Peugeooooooot!" in the style of "Champaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagne!"

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 15:50

    I dont know if Mr/Mrs C will see this but there is a slightly rude graph on the drop

    haha, thats quite funny. spamspam

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 15:50

    They were mad for it. Most amusing of all was the circuit announcer, who kept shouting an elongated "Peugeooooooot!" in the style of "Champaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagne!"

    Any discontent in the press room about not letting their cars race?

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 15:50

    They were mad for it. Most amusing of all was the circuit announcer, who kept shouting an elongated "Peugeooooooot!" in the style of "Champaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagne!"

    Hey! David T can hire him as a backup. :D

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 15:55

    Where can I get a cork for the journey home?

    There was a lot of champagne on the podium. Must be a few corks in that area. Failing that you will need to settle for duct tape

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 15:55

    There was a lot of champagne on the podium. Must be a few corks in that area. Failing that you will need to settle for duct tape

    I hear they didnt use much duck tape, so there must be loads left

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 15:57

    I dont know if Mr/Mrs C will see this but there is a slightly rude graph on the drop

    If they get back from outside they will deal with it. SPAM in dropio is becoming more common

  • Stuart C14/06/2009 at 15:58

    Any discontent in the press room about not letting their cars race?

    An Aussie hack asked Brabs if he was worried about the prospect of being ordered to move over for the Frenchies.

    To be honest, there was not a high class of scribe in the press room. Accreditation is much more lax and a lot of them are amateurs. I don't want this to sound snobby. It's just that they don't know how to behave (eg the woman standing next to my chair who spent the whole presser sending and receiving texts - with a noisy alert - even while Wurz was answering the facile question she'd asked) and they get in the way of the people who are actually trying to work.

    Worst of all, a lot of them are little more than autograph hunters. While I was waiting for Bruno Senna the other day there was a guy waiting for him with a marker pen and an enormous wodge of photos (clearly destined for eBay).

  • Stuart C14/06/2009 at 16:00

    so there must be loads left

    You ever tried peeling that stuff off? Don't want my bottom waxed.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 16:02

    Cheers for the insight Stuart, I find that stuff really interesting.

    I wonder if Sidepodcast will be sending a delegation in there next year :P

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 16:03

    Great insight as always, Stuart. Appreciate it. :D

    You ever tried peeling that stuff off? Don't want my bottom waxed.

    Hahaha! :D

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 16:04

    You ever tried peeling that stuff off? Don't want my bottom waxed.

    You can get sponsorship for that kind of thing. And publicity for the book

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:05

    You can get sponsorship for that kind of thing. And publicity for the book

    I'm not sure it's worth it though....apparently being duck tape waxed is worse than normal waxing, because the duck tape dosent pull hte hair out completely...alls i know is that if someone is near me with duck tape when im wearing shorts then i wont be there for long

  • Pat W14/06/2009 at 16:06

    To be honest, there was not a high class of scribe in the press room. Accreditation is much more lax and a lot of them are amateurs. I don't want this to sound snobby. It's just that they don't know how to behave (eg the woman standing next to my chair who spent the whole presser sending and receiving texts - with a noisy alert - even while Wurz was answering the facile question she'd asked) and they get in the way of the people who are actually trying to work.

    Interesting. A contingent of bloggers were allowed into the Indy media centre for the 500, they were well behaved and welcomed by most although there were some discontent at allowing amateurs in.

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:14

    Interesting. A contingent of bloggers were allowed into the Indy media centre for the 500, they were well behaved and welcomed by most although there were some discontent at allowing amateurs in.

    As you could understand, imagine if some new guys jsut walked into the job you've spent years getting into etc

  • Pat W14/06/2009 at 16:14

    I suppose it is the French 'way' to be more relaxed about these things, although that could be a dangerous generalisation.

  • Stuart C14/06/2009 at 16:15

    Right, we're doing one. Bye all.

  • Pat W14/06/2009 at 16:16

    Right, we're doing one. Bye all.

    Thanks for the excellent updates!

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:16

    Right, we're doing one. Bye all.

    See ya! Thanks for keeping us updated. Have a safe trip if we don't speak to you before

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 16:17

    Right, we're doing one. Bye all.

    Thanks a lot, safe travels

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 16:18

    FOTA have complained that Alan Donnely was performing his role as Max's agent at the Turkish grand prix, where he was supposed to be an impartial steward.

    http://allenonf1.wordpress.com/2009/06/14/teams-attack-chief-f1-stewards-impartiality/

  • Pat W14/06/2009 at 16:18

    I need to stop procrastinating.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 16:19

    And some sad and worrying news from Abingdon http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/8099654.stm

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:19

    I need to stop procrastinating.

    Agreed, although my procrasting has been quite productive so far

  • Pat W14/06/2009 at 16:21

    And some sad and worrying news from Abingdon http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/8099654.stm

    Aw nuts :-(

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:23

    And some sad and worrying news from Abingdon http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/8099654.stm

    never heard of abingdon, hope theyre ok :(

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 16:23

    Crikey, it's tipping it down at Croft.

  • lou14/06/2009 at 16:24

    quick question as i haven't been able to read back on the comments of the last few days yet - has mr and mrs c said anything about their being a debrief this weekend? cause last weekend they were unsure if they would have one or not.

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 16:25

    quick question as i haven't been able to read back on the comments of the last few days yet - has mr and mrs c said anything about their being a debrief this weekend? cause last weekend they were unsure if they would have one or not.

    Christine gave me the rather precise response of "Not a chance!" when I asked. So my guess is...no?

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:25

    quick question as i haven't been able to read back on the comments of the last few days yet - has mr and mrs c said anything about their being a debrief this weekend? cause last weekend they were unsure if they would have one or not.

    there isnt one

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 16:25

    quick question as i haven't been able to read back on the comments of the last few days yet - has mr and mrs c said anything about their being a debrief this weekend? cause last weekend they were unsure if they would have one or not.

    No show tonight.

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:26

    Crikey, it's tipping it down at Croft.

    oooh forgot about the last race. yeey for rain

  • lou14/06/2009 at 16:26

    there isnt one

    Thanks :)

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 16:27

    there isnt one

    I think after the 24 hours we've all just had, we need to recover.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:27

    For the record: it's duct tape

    :D

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:28

    For the record: it's duct tape

    oh really? 8-) whoops

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 16:28

    For the record: it's duct tape

    Put some Tartan packaging on that tape, my friend - that's Scotch tape.

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:28

    I think after the 24 hours we've all just had, we need to recover.

    personally i take trying to do an A2 stats exam on no sleep a challenge :D

  • Pat W14/06/2009 at 16:29

    For the record: it's duct tape

    You sure?

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 16:29

    Safety car has just been called for the second time - literally straight after it came in.

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:30

    Safety car has just been called for the second time - literally straight after it came in.

    proves that slowing cars down can sometimes be counter productive

  • Pat W14/06/2009 at 16:30

    I think I'm going to have to close Doohickey and Tweetdeck for a few hours or I'll never get started. See you later. :-)

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:30

    You sure?

    whhhhooooopp

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:31

    I think I'm going to have to close Doohickey and Tweetdeck for a few hours or I'll never get started. See you later. :-)

    see ya

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:31

    Put some Tartan packaging on that tape, my friend - that's Scotch tape.

    Scotch tape is quite generic, they do lots of varieties

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 16:31

    You know that phase where for some reason you lose interest and enjoyment of all the things you normally enjoy? For some reason, I think that's a phase I'm going through right now... I'm watching the BTCC but I'm not enjoying it as much as I normally would. Strange.

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:31

    I bet RG was loving the sun earlier....now he's a drowned rat heheheeh

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 16:31

    whhhhooooopp

    thats a brand name :P

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:31

    You know that phase where for some reason you lose interest and enjoyment of all the things you normally enjoy? For some reason, I think that's a phase I'm going through right now... I'm watching the BTCC but I'm not enjoying it as much as I normally would. Strange.

    That would be because they're behind the safety car ;)

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:32

    thats a brand name :P

    dont spoil my fun ;)

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:32

    For the record: it's duct tape

    You sure?

    "Duct tape (sometimes called duck tape"

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

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:33

    "Duct tape (sometimes called duck tape"

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

    we're all winners :)

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:33

    Though Duck Tape does sound better, I will admit ;)

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 16:33

    You know that phase where for some reason you lose interest and enjoyment of all the things you normally enjoy? For some reason, I think that's a phase I'm going through right now... I'm watching the BTCC but I'm not enjoying it as much as I normally would. Strange.

    Le Mans to BTCC is quite a step...

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:33

    Not sure any ducks would agree though

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 16:33

    dont spoil my fun ;)

    don't worry, everyone in Australia looks at me funny everytime I ask for Sellotape.

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:34

    Though Duck Tape does sound better, I will admit ;)

    I remember adverts with Ducks :)

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:34

    don't worry, everyone in Australia looks at me funny everytime I ask for Sellotape.

    whats it called over there?

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 16:35

    whats it called over there?

    sticky tape. weirdos.

  • Flibster14/06/2009 at 16:36

    whats it called over there?

    The common brand name is...

    Durex...

    :D

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 16:36

    sticky tape. weirdos.

    :D

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:36

    sticky tape. weirdos.

    sounds like they've been watching too much Blue Peter

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:36

    whats it called over there?

    The common brand name is...

    Durex...

    :D

    seriously!?!

  • Flibster14/06/2009 at 16:36

    seriously!?!

    Yup.

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:36

    Yup.

    :D

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 16:37

    Yup.

    this scare me. I now realise I haven't bought any since I have lived here.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:37

    sticky tape. weirdos.

    Do they call glue sticky paste?

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 16:38

    Has everyone caught up on moto gp?

    The 125 race had an 'interesting' ending

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/motorbikes/8099343.stm

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 16:38

    this scare me. I now realise I haven't bought any since I have lived here.

    better not tell us your going out to buy some "durex" because that will mean something very different to us ;)

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 16:39

    Do they call glue sticky paste?

    haha not that I'm aware of! They do call duvets doonas and jerseys jumpers. When I use these terms its honestly like they've never heard them before. So weird.

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 16:39

    better not tell us your going out to buy some "durex" because that will mean something very different to us ;)

    means something very different to me too!

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 16:39

    Has everyone caught up on moto gp?

    Yup, we saw that. What a clot :D

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:40

    They do call duvets doonas and jerseys jumpers.

    We say 'jumper' over here too

    Doona always makes me laugh

  • Flibster14/06/2009 at 16:40

    better not tell us your going out to buy some "durex" because that will mean something very different to us ;)

    A couple of rolls of durex please...

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 16:41

    So does anyone know what new apps will be available on the new iPhone OS 3.0? If Mr. Andy Taylor's about, that would be ideal.

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 16:41

    Yup, we saw that. What a clot :D

    Kinda like Bjorn Wirdheim... Thought he'd won the F3000 race at Monaco, cruised to the line... but someone nipped past to win!

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:41

    Has everyone caught up on moto gp?

    The 125 race had an 'interesting' ending

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/motorbikes/8099343.stm

    What a donut

    Great ending to the big race though

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:41

    So does anyone know what new apps will be available on the new iPhone OS 3.0? If Mr. Andy Taylor's about, that would be ideal.

    All current Apps have to be OS 3.0 compliant

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 16:42

    Great ending to the big race though

    Yeah! *winks at Amy*

    :D

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 16:42

    We say 'jumper' over here too

    my dad wanted to know if they called them 'jumper cows' :D

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 16:42

    Yeah! *winks at Amy*

    :D I did enjoy it more than any other MotoGP race ending I have seen. All 2 of them. :D

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:42

    my dad wanted to know if they called them 'jumper cows' :D

    :)

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 16:43

    Safety car is out again at Croft, thanks to Pinkney having a large accident.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 16:44

    I use both jersey and jumper, they are different things to me?

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:44

    I use both jersey and jumper, they are different things to me?

    A jumper is woollen, a jersey not so

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 16:44

    :D I did enjoy it more than any other MotoGP race ending I have seen. All 2 of them. :D

    :D I don't think there'll be any beating this one in a loooong time...

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 16:45

    A jumper is woollen, a jersey not so

    QFT

    A jersey is also something they wear in the tour de france

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:46

    So does anyone know what new apps will be available on the new iPhone OS 3.0? If Mr. Andy Taylor's about, that would be ideal.

    Have heard rumours that O2 (and AT&T in the US) will soon to be loosing their exclusivity. Talk that a two-year deal will be ending [which would make it July, if true]

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 16:48

    :D I don't think there'll be any beating this one in a loooong time...

    F1 needs some team mates fighting like that. I have put $10 on Bazza for Silverstone again ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 16:48

    Have heard rumours that O2 (and AT&T in the US) will soon to be loosing their exclusivity. Talk that a two-year deal will be ending [which would make it July, if true]

    Yup, I heard about that at work. They lose their exclusivity this summer, so would this mean the iPhone as a whole would then be available on Vodafone or Orange or 3?

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 16:49

    F1 needs some team mates fighting like that. I have put $10 on Bazza for Silverstone again ;)

    We had some recently - remember Alonso-Hamilton in 2007? ;)

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 16:49

    F1 needs some team mates fighting like that. I have put $10 on Bazza for Silverstone again ;)

    Im tempted to put a bet on Webbahhh, but i dont know how to use a betting shop so i wont...

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:49

    Yup, I heard about that at work. They lose their exclusivity this summer, so would this mean the iPhone as a whole would then be available on Vodafone or Orange or 3?

    Orange or 3 would require hardware changes, Vodafone, not so

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 16:49

    A jumper is woollen, a jersey not so

    I love the conversations we have here when theres no racing :D

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:49

    F1 needs some team mates fighting like that. I have put $10 on Bazza for Silverstone again ;)

    You are a glutton for punishment aren't you? ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 16:50

    Orange or 3 would require hardware changes, Vodafone, not so

    So the iPhone on Vodafone would be a real possibility then?

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:50

    Im tempted to put a bet on Webbahhh, but i dont know how to use a betting shop so i wont...

    There's always online

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 16:50

    So the iPhone on Vodafone would be a real possibility then?

    I think you can already in the land of Oz

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 16:51

    HOW. ON. EARTH. DID. GIOVANARDI. DO. THAT?!

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 16:51

    Im tempted to put a bet on Webbahhh, but i dont know how to use a betting shop so i wont...

    No there isnt *fingers in ears saying la la la*

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:51

    So the iPhone on Vodafone would be a real possibility then?

    I wouldn't say 'real'

    Have only heard rumours of Orange [and Verizon in the states]

    Both of which are non-GSM

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 16:51

    I think you can already in the land of Oz

    You can get an iPhone on T-Mobile in Germany.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:52

    I think you can already in the land of Oz

    Some countries have multi carriers, like France, I think

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 16:53

    Have only heard rumours of Orange [and Verizon in the states]

    Verizon is half vodafone so it would make sense to do a wider deal with a company like that

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 16:53

    Hehehe, Plato shoving Neal off. Ah, just like old times :D

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:53

    Verizon is half vodafone so it would make sense to do a wider deal with a company like that

    I guess it depends if Apple are willing to produce two types to cater for the different networks

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 16:54

    Some countries have multi carriers, like France, I think

    I just want a phone i can use in different countries. a phone that i have to pay roaming charges on isnt that attractive

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 16:54

    I think you can already in the land of Oz

    There are 2 or 3 networks you can get it on here, I know Vodafone is one of them

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:55

    I just want a phone i can use in different countries. a phone that i have to pay roaming charges on isnt that attractive

    You want to switch out sim cards?

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 16:55

    I guess it depends if Apple are willing to produce two types to cater for the different networks

    Why most phones i have had work on all networks. I guess they already made a different one for Australia as their system is unique

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 16:56

    You want to switch out sim cards?

    Yes!

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 16:56

    I just want a phone i can use in different countries. a phone that i have to pay roaming charges on isnt that attractive

    Vodafone in the UK just recently abolished roaming charges for 35 European countries.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:57

    There are 2 or 3 networks you can get it on here, I know Vodafone is one of them

    All are GSM

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 16:57

    Vodafone in the UK just recently abolished roaming charges for 35 European countries.

    I don't really travel in Europe... And they dont have the iphone! :P

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 16:57

    Vodafone in the UK just recently abolished roaming charges for 35 European countries.

    woah. That sounds fantastic. I hate having to switch sim cards between countries. Plus I forgot to top up my NZ prepay one and I lost the number I'd had for 9 years :(

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 16:58

    All are GSM

    ah. What does the UK use?

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 16:59

    ah. What does the UK use?

    GSM & UMTS

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 17:00

    You want to switch out sim cards?

    Yes!

    What about if phone companies produced disposable sim cards. Kinda like disposable cameras. There's a number on the card which has been set up for whatever country you want to visit, pay a one off charge when you buy the card and then you get a certain amount of minutes and texts. All you pay for is the sim card and that's it. You also specify what dates you're going for, so when you get back, that number expires, but you can keep that sim card for future use. Just pay for what you want to use when going away and that is it.

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 17:01

    Hmm, maybe instead of keeping the card you were able to recycle them instead. Saves on thousands of SIM cards just getting dumped.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:01

    GSM & UMTS

    Telstra have the iphone and they use a variant of UMTS

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:03

    What about if phone companies produced disposable sim cards.

    I have 5 sims for 3 different countries!

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:03

    Telstra have the iphone and they use a variant of UMTS

    Their 3G is UMTS

    2G is GSM

    [I think]

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 17:03

    I have 5 sims for 3 different countries!

    Pay as you go, I hope!

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:04

    What about if phone companies produced disposable sim cards.

    Would need to jailbreak the iPhone for that, or buy unlocked

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:04

    Their 3G is UMTS

    2G is GSM

    [I think]

    A that makes sense. Their 3g is called Next g and not compatible with phone from outside the country

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 17:04

    Would need to jailbreak the iPhone for that, or buy unlocked

    I didn't mean for the iPhone, I meant in general.

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 17:04

    Hmm, maybe instead of keeping the card you were able to recycle them instead. Saves on thousands of SIM cards just getting dumped.

    I heart my Singapore SIM card. I got a free umbrella with it :D

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:04

    Pay as you go, I hope!

    Yes, but 1 is a contract :D albeit a very short one

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:05

    I heart my Singapore SIM card. I got a free umbrella with it :D

    Haha, great deal.

    I like one of my Dubai ones, its transparent!

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 17:05

    Actually, I just realised I was lying when I said F1 sponsorship has never influenced me. When I landed in Singapore and went to buy a SIM they gave me the choice of 3 networks and I went with Singtel simply because they were the title sponsor of the race :D

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 17:06

    Forgot there was one other legendary race taking place this week - the Isle of Man TT.

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 17:07

    Actually, I just realised I was lying when I said F1 sponsorship has never influenced me. When I landed in Singapore and went to buy a SIM they gave me the choice of 3 networks and I went with Singtel simply because they were the title sponsor of the race :D

    Hey - me too! :D

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 17:07

    I like one of my Dubai ones, its transparent!

    it actually broke on me last time I used it :( It was black and one panel had a chequered flag in it :D

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 17:08

    Hey - me too! :D

    Vodafone AU wanted to charge me $3.50 for every text message I sent while I was roaming. Local SIM for the win!

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 17:08

    Vodafone AU wanted to charge me $3.50 for every text message I sent while I was roaming. Local SIM for the win!

    Ripoff!

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:09

    it actually broke on me last time I used it :( It was black and one panel had a chequered flag in it :D

    lol, you werent trying to use it to finish a mini race were you?

    no? ok im cracking up...

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:10

    Vodafone AU wanted to charge me $3.50 for every text message I sent while I was roaming. Local SIM for the win!

    That's quite extortionate

    It's worth noting that Vodafone aren't doing away with roaming charges from the goodness of their heart but from EU pressure

    Before the EU stepped in on mobile charges, everyone was happy with 12 month contracts. Now it's 18 or 24 months

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:11

    Before the EU stepped in on mobile charges, everyone was happy with 12 month contracts. Now it's 18 or 24 months

    I got a 6 month one with a free phone!

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 17:12

    Just looking on what the new iPhone OS 3.0 will enable me to do:

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/softwareupdate/

    There's some cool new features there.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:13

    Just looking on what the new iPhone OS 3.0 will enable me to do:

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/softwareupdate/

    There's some cool new features there.

    I'm guessing Apple's servers will be hit pretty hard on Wednesday

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:13

    It's worth noting that Vodafone aren't doing away with roaming charges from the goodness of their heart but from EU pressure

    Apparently the reason the Pre hasnt been released here yet is that they signed a deal with O2 and the EU wanted to look at it.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:15

    Apparently the reason the Pre hasnt been released here yet is that they signed a deal with O2 and the EU wanted to look at it.

    I don't hear an awful lot of buzz outside of the tech podcasts about the Pre in the UK

    Like the Crackberry, nothing special. Our phones have been getting email for years

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 17:16

    I'm guessing Apple's servers will be hit pretty hard on Wednesday

    I'll be grabbing my update when I get home from work on Wednesday.

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 17:17

    I have absolutely no interest in a touch screen phone. I hate hate hate writing on them. I know the Pre has the qwerty thing but I'm still not sold.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:19

    I have absolutely no interest in a touch screen phone. I hate hate hate writing on them. I know the Pre has the qwerty thing but I'm still not sold.

    I wonder how long it'll take someone to produce an iPhone compatible wireless keyboard? A mini version of this

  • lou14/06/2009 at 17:20

    I have absolutely no interest in a touch screen phone. I hate hate hate writing on them. I know the Pre has the qwerty thing but I'm still not sold.

    my samsong pixon has a qwerty option for typing too and i find it so much easier than the normal texting mode, but some of my friends hate it, i think it's all about preference. However i've only got this phone because of it's camera :)

  • Flibster14/06/2009 at 17:21

    I have absolutely no interest in a touch screen phone. I hate hate hate writing on them. I know the Pre has the qwerty thing but I'm still not sold.

    HTC Touch Pro 2

    Don't have to use the touch screen - has a full qwerty keyboard.

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 17:21

    FOTA have complained that Alan Donnely was performing his role as Max's agent at the Turkish grand prix, where he was supposed to be an impartial steward.

    http://allenonf1.wordpress.com/2009/06/14/teams-attack-chief-f1-stewards-impartiality/

    Looks like the teams have decided to turn the screw. I guess we can expect all sorts of complaints between now and Friday.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:21

    When I get the iPhone, I'm gonna keep my old SE phone in my bag just for it's great Carl Zeiss lens camera

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:22

    Looks like the teams have decided to turn the screw. I guess we can expect all sorts of complaints between now and Friday.

    It'll be an interesting week leading up to Friday

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 17:22

    Looks like the teams have decided to turn the screw. I guess we can expect all sorts of complaints between now and Friday.

    If that's the case, I don't like the chances of this being resolved by then unless Max gets deposed by then.

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 17:22

    Does anyone know when the TomTom app will come out for the iPhone?

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 17:22

    Don't have to use the touch screen - has a full qwerty keyboard.

    so does the Pre though. Still not interested in touching the screen the rest of the time :D

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:22

    Looks like the teams have decided to turn the screw. I guess we can expect all sorts of complaints between now and Friday.

    *awaits teams complaint that the FIA flag is 2cm too big at silverstone*

    It could get very sill, but that's more down to max's management style than anything else.

  • lou14/06/2009 at 17:23

    Does anyone know when the TomTom app will come out for the iPhone?

    they said autumn time didn't they?

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:23

    It could get very sill*, but that's more down to max's management style than anything else.

    *silly

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 17:23

    Looks like the teams have decided to turn the screw. I guess we can expect all sorts of complaints between now and Friday.

    I'm going to cry. Seriously. SORT IT OUT, F1.

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 17:24

    SORT IT OUT, F1.

    Seconded.

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 17:24

    It'll be an interesting week leading up to Friday

    I'm glad i'm not around for most of this week. I can just get back on Saturday/Sunday and see what the score is, rather than chasing the crap each day

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:24

    they said autumn time didn't they?

    Not sure, I think the official line is "coming soon"

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 17:25

    Seconded.

    I wonder how many other people aren't booking their Australia tickets because of the mess. The Aus GP Corp must be freaking out at their lack of sales.

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 17:25

    I'm glad i'm not around for most of this week. I can just get back on Saturday/Sunday and see what the score is, rather than chasing the crap each day

    for all we know, it might STILL not be resolved by then. or worse...

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:25

    I'm going to cry.

    Its not that bad...

    In fact i think this is a debate that has been needed for a while, as long as the teams dont blink, i think the sport will be all the better

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 17:27

    In fact i think this is a debate that has been needed for a while, as long as the teams dont blink, i think the sport will be all the better

    But at what price? Is it really worth it? Especially for the fans?

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 17:27

    Good, just checked the weather for next weekend at Silverstone, looks like it's going to be dry.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:28

    But at what price? Is it really worth it? Especially for the fans?

    If it stops Bernie from making f1 the grand tour of tilke graveyards, then yes.

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 17:28

    Good, just checked the weather for next weekend at Silverstone, looks like it's going to be dry.

    Rubbish

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:29

    Good, just checked the weather for next weekend at Silverstone, looks like it's going to be dry.

    7 day forecasts are notoriously inaccurate, I hope it remains dry though

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 17:29

    If it stops Bernie from making f1 the grand tour of tilke graveyards, then yes.

    Even if it all gets settled thats still going to happen

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 17:29

    Good, just checked the weather for next weekend at Silverstone, looks like it's going to be dry.

    Wayyyyy too earlier to tell. Weather on thursday said expect rain on Saturday but it was gorgeous yesterday.

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 17:29

    If it stops Bernie from making f1 the grand tour of tilke graveyards, then yes.

    I'd pick that than no F1 at all. And at the rate things are going, that cannot be discounted.

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 17:29

    Even if it all gets settled thats still going to happen

    And Amy makes a good point there.

  • Chris_Humphreys14/06/2009 at 17:30

    Is there a debrief show tonight

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 17:30

    Is there a debrief show tonight

    nope

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 17:30

    Is there a debrief show tonight

    Nope. Will have one next week.

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 17:31

    Is there a debrief show tonight

    Nope.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:31

    Is there a debrief show tonight

    Nope

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:31

    nope

    Nope. Will have one next week.

    Nope.

    Nope

    That answer your question? ;)

  • Chris_Humphreys14/06/2009 at 17:32

    ok thanks

    what about a f1 minute, was there one yesterday

  • Chris_Humphreys14/06/2009 at 17:32

    Thanks

  • Chris_Humphreys14/06/2009 at 17:32

    yep

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 17:32

    Nope. Will have one next week.

    Top Gear starts next week though?

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:33

    I'd pick that than no F1 at all. And at the rate things are going, that cannot be discounted.

    I think sports need to be run for the interest of their competitiors, thats not to say it should be run by their competitors.

    When this happens, the incentive to put on a better show is far greater, look at the premier league and the NFL. At the moment the sport is being exploited by Bernie financially, and its fulfilling Max's dream to be a politician which he couldn't do because of his father. The fans are just pawns, not customers in the game at the moment

  • Chris_Humphreys14/06/2009 at 17:33

    interesting

  • lou14/06/2009 at 17:33

    That answer your question? ;)

    i can see there may be a few people asking this tonight.. if we had something like a fact byte fact box mr and mrs c could put a notice in that... lol :D

  • Chris_Humphreys14/06/2009 at 17:33

    I argree

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:34

    Top Gear starts next week though?

    Wonder if the debrief will revert to it's 'after Top Gear' slot?

  • Chris_Humphreys14/06/2009 at 17:34

    good idea

  • Chris_Humphreys14/06/2009 at 17:34

    another good idea

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 17:34

    what about a f1 minute, was there one yesterday

    F1 Minute is taking the weekend off. Not expected but there is no news anyway.

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 17:34

    Wonder if the debrief will revert to it's 'after Top Gear' slot?

    As in 8pm or 9pm?

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 17:35

    Why am I still awake considering its 3.30am and I have only slept for 2 hours since 3pm on Saturday? I'm gonna be tired at work tomorrow :(

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 17:35

    Wonder if the debrief will revert to it's 'after Top Gear' slot?

    We are thinking probably before.

  • Chris_Humphreys14/06/2009 at 17:35

    kool

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:35

    Why am I still awake considering its 3.30am and I have only slept for 2 hours since 3pm on Saturday? I'm gonna be tired at work tomorrow :(

    Tennis?

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:36

    We are thinking probably before.

    I like that idea more

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 17:36

    Tennis?

    nope. not doing anything productive at all.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:36

    We are thinking probably before.

    Would that mean 6?

  • Chris_Humphreys14/06/2009 at 17:36

    7 - 8 then

    properly less risky after top gear, there is a chance of run over

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 17:36

    I like that idea more

    11pm is too late really.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:37

    nope. not doing anything productive at all.

    Sleep is good, try some ;)

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:37

    Why am I still awake considering its 3.30am and I have only slept for 2 hours since 3pm on Saturday? I'm gonna be tired at work tomorrow :(

    If you stay up late enough, tomorrow stops existing. :)

    the problem is it becomes today :(

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 17:37

    the problem is it becomes today :(

    Agreed. I think some of us have what's called a job.

    ...nope, me neither.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:38

    properly less risky after top gear, there is a chance of run over

    Kinda needs a 2 hour slot to finish before Top Gear, i would have thought

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:38

    Mrs C, you have Graph spam on your drop. It hurts the eyes...

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 17:38

    the problem is it becomes today :(

    its been today for 3 and a half hours I guess. And my alarm goes off in 4 more :D

    Might take a half day at work and come home and nap. No wonder I'm nocturnal now.

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 17:39

    I'm glad i'm not around for most of this week. I can just get back on Saturday/Sunday and see what the score is, rather than chasing the crap each day

    Probably nothing will have changed by then. If Max makes a decision itwill be appealed and go to court. The teams are playing harder than they have since the early 80s so they are not going to concede much. We could end up with another fudge and a 2 week consultation period or something equally indecisive

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 17:39

    Kinda needs a 2 hour slot to finish before Top Gear, i would have thought

    Will probably start at 6pm.

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 17:39

    Mrs C, you have Graph spam on your drop. It hurts the eyes...

    Thanks Nick. We're not home yet, will sort asap.

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 17:40

    Good, just checked the weather for next weekend at Silverstone, looks like it's going to be dry.

    You believe a British weather forecast a week ahead??

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:40

    its been today for 3 and a half hours I guess. And my alarm goes off in 4 more :D

    Might take a half day at work and come home and nap. No wonder I'm nocturnal now.

    Today only starts with the sun!

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 17:40

    Will probably start at 6pm.

    I do like the sound of earlier debrief :D

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:40

    Mrs C, you have Graph spam on your drop. It hurts the eyes...

    Thanks Nick. We're not home yet, will sort asap.

    It needs a report to drop.io/page owner button doesn't it?

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 17:40

    Today only starts with the sun!

    What about those days when I go to sleep and then wake up when its dark? Do those days not exist? Silly winter.

  • Chris_Humphreys14/06/2009 at 17:41

    Mr C: can u write a app for the ipod touch so i can live comment from it

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 17:41

    speaking of Top Gear, how are they going to top last season.

    Last season had Mika. MIKA.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:41

    Mr C: can u write a app for the ipod touch so i can live comment from it

    Not a great market though, really

  • Chris_Humphreys14/06/2009 at 17:41

    does any one live comment on top gear

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:41

    does any one live comment on top gear

    Probably

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 17:42

    I'd pick that than no F1 at all. And at the rate things are going, that cannot be discounted.

    There will be an F1 championship of some kind. The top teams want t race. They simply don't want the hassle and risk of a breakaway but they equally don't want Max knee jerking all over the place. At some point they have to decide what is the lesser of two evils and pick that.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:42

    does any one live comment on top gear

    I've done drinking games :D

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:42

    speaking of Top Gear, how are they going to top last season.

    Last season had Mika. MIKA.

    Vietnam special was my favourite

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 17:42

    Mr C: can u write a app for the ipod touch so i can live comment from it

    Go to the Realtime Doohickey on you iPod Touch and save it as a favourite to your home screen. The icon will be the little SPC logo. Closest thing to an SPC app at the moment.

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 17:42

    Mr C: can u write a app for the ipod touch so i can live comment from it

    That's kinda what the realtime doohickey is for.

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 17:42

    Vietnam special was my favourite

    That was also fantastic.

  • Chris_Humphreys14/06/2009 at 17:43

    thanks well try it

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 17:43

    i can see there may be a few people asking this tonight.. if we had something like a fact byte fact box mr and mrs c could put a notice in that... lol :D

    What a great idea. You should suggest that

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:43

    Vietnam special was my favourite

    That was also fantastic.

    From experience, I'd say it was pretty accurate too

    Statues on mopeds and all that! :D

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 17:44

    What a great idea. You should suggest that

    Agreed. Can't believe no-one's thought of that before.

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 17:44

    11pm is too late really.

    You made it back safely. Phew!

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 17:44

    You made it back safely. Phew!

    Nope, they're still out. The danger of being outside continues :P

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:44

    I agree with whoever said the LCLT new comment noise sounded like scissors

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:45

    11pm is too late really.

    You made it back safely. Phew!

    They are commenting from "The Outside"

    Eek!

  • Amy14/06/2009 at 17:45

    From experience, I'd say it was pretty accurate too

    I think I might spend the first episode looking at James May and being angry at him for not coming to Australia so I had to put up with the tool from Top Gear Australia as third host at Top Gear Live.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:46

    They are commenting from "The Outside"

    We will be infected!

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:46

    We will be infected!

    Even on a Mac? :D

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 17:46

    Nope, they're still out. The danger of being outside continues :P

    That is like waking up on Monday and thinking it is Sunday. It only makes it worse when you find out

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:48

    Even on a Mac? :D

    Its not that kind of infection, its far worse...

    Real Bugs can't be debugged

  • Journeyer14/06/2009 at 17:54

    I look away, and 45 comments just like that. :P

    Anyhoo, off to bed for me. Night, everyone. :)

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 17:55

    G'night Journeyer

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 17:58

    Anyhoo, off to bed for me. Night, everyone. :)

    Night

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 18:08

    Well, that went all 'tumbleweeds'

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 18:09

    Well, that went all 'tumbleweeds'

    I know i was going to post to see if anyone was left, but i didnt want to wake the dead...

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 18:09

    Maybe it's dinner time

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 18:10

    Maybe it's dinner time

    The cricket is on, but last time i posted about it their was a dearth of fans, so it cant be that

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 18:11

    The outside must have infected worse than i thought

  • lou14/06/2009 at 18:11

    Well, that went all 'tumbleweeds'

    if you're bored, i've posted some of the photos i took yesterday on my flickr

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 18:11

    If anyone uses facebook, they have a new username thing which is first come first serve http://www.facebook.com/username/

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 18:12

    if you're bored, i've posted some of the photos i took yesterday on my flickr

    Cheers Lou, will looksy now

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 18:12

    if you're bored, i've posted some of the photos i took yesterday on my flickr

    oooh.. awesome...

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 18:13

    If anyone uses facebook, they have a new username thing which is first come first serve http://www.facebook.com/username/

    I got bored of Facebook but have been wondering if I should nab a name

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 18:13

    if you're bored, i've posted some of the photos i took yesterday on my flickr

    Oo photos

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 18:13

    Hands up everyone who is here and hasn't said anything in the last ten minutes

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 18:14

    if you're bored, i've posted some of the photos i took yesterday on my flickr

    Squirrel is amazing.. i need one

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 18:15

    I see a photo of clive/tim/andy/*insert name until he responds* guarding buckingham palace :D

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 18:16

    We're back now.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 18:16

    We're back now.

    We were worried

  • lou14/06/2009 at 18:17

    Squirrel is amazing.. i need one

    it was so tame, it almost walked up to this little boy in the park, so cute :)

  • lou14/06/2009 at 18:17

    I see a photo of clive/tim/andy/*insert name until he responds* guarding buckingham palace :D

    :D hahaha

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 18:17

    We're back now.

    Phew!

    Welcome back to the safe zone :P

  • lou14/06/2009 at 18:17

    We're back now.

    i'm pleased you're back safely :)

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 18:17

    Nice pics Lou

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 18:18

    it was so tame, it almost walked up to this little boy in the park, so cute :)

    They're nonchalant if they think they may get food

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 18:18

    We're back now.

    Lock the door before outside can get in

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 18:19

    Lock the door before outside can get in

    :D

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 18:19

    Lock the door before outside can get in

    You said you kind of liked it last time you went outside.

  • RG14/06/2009 at 18:22

    Note to self : Whenever it looks sunny, always take an umbrella.

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 18:22

    Note to self : Whenever it looks sunny, always take an umbrella.

    LOOOOOOL

    you must be drenched!!

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 18:22

    You said you kind of liked it last time you went outside.

    That's what worries me. I think its like drugs. Seems like fun and you think you can control it and only do it when you want but before you know it you will have to be outside all the time and tink people who live on the net are weird.

  • RG14/06/2009 at 18:23

    you must be drenched!!

    Whenever I go to Croft I get drenched. As the old saying goes, it doesn't rain at Croft, its a bloomin monsoon

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 18:24

    Whenever I go to Croft I get drenched. As the old saying goes, it doesn't rain at Croft, its a bloomin monsoon

    I saw the first 2 races and it looks like amazing sunshine, then they said it was starting to rain, i turned back on for the third one and it was monsoon

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 18:25

    Anyone think McNish is having a subtle dig at Franck here?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/picture-5-png

  • RG14/06/2009 at 18:25

    I saw the first 2 races and it looks like amazing sunshine, then they said it was starting to rain, i turned back on for the third one and it was monsoon

    Everything up to the Clio's was sun. Then it started to drizzle during the Ginetta Juniors and before the Porsche's it started to properly rain big style.

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 18:26

    Everything up to the Clio's was sun. Then it started to drizzle during the Ginetta Juniors and before the Porsche's it started to properly rain big style.

    That third race was insane

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 18:26

    Anyone think McNish is having a subtle dig at Franck here?

    That's Wurz and Franck not McNish

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 18:26

    That's Wurz and Franck not McNish

    McNish took the photo

  • Christine14/06/2009 at 18:27

    That's Wurz and Franck not McNish

    From McNish's Autosport snaps.

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 18:27

    That's Wurz and Franck not McNish

    I assumed it was from McNish's photos?

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 18:27

    From McNish's Autosport snaps.

    I see

  • RG14/06/2009 at 18:28

    That third race was insane

    I said to my dad that I was amazed it wasn't red flagged. After one lap you knew the safety car would come straight back out. Everytime you thought it was easing off it came back even worse.

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 18:31

    I said to my dad that I was amazed it wasn't red flagged. After one lap you knew the safety car would come straight back out. Everytime you thought it was easing off it came back even worse.

    I'm going to have to watch the support races this week, Ginetta juniors in the rain must have been hilarious

  • RG14/06/2009 at 18:33

    I'm going to have to watch the support races this week, Ginetta juniors in the rain must have been hilarious

    It wasn't raining, was more spitting, if that. Watch the Second race for the Porsches, that was the first torrential one.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 18:33

    It wasn't raining, was more spitting, if that. Watch the Second race for the Porsches, that was the first torrential one.

    Other than the Rain... good day?

  • RG14/06/2009 at 18:34

    Other than the Rain... good day?

    Ah of course, loved it.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 18:41

    Ah of course, loved it.

    For sure?

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 18:42

    For sure?

    :D

  • RG14/06/2009 at 18:43

    For sure?

    Yep.

    Have I missed owt today apart from Le Mans?

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 18:44

    Have I missed owt today apart from Le Mans?

    nope

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 18:44

    Have I missed owt today apart from Le Mans?

    We confirmed what distinguished a jumper from a jersey, earlier

    It was groundbreaking

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 18:47

    We confirmed what distinguished a jumper from a jersey, earlier

    Since today has been short on f1 news it should really be highlighted in tomorrow's daily so everyone will know

  • RG14/06/2009 at 18:48

    It was groundbreaking

    Wow, that is amazing.

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 18:50

    Wow, that is amazing.

    The difference is that you don't get jumper cows apparently

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 18:51

    The difference is that you don't get jumper cows apparently

    I still dont understand if the cows wear them, or you use their 'wool'

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 18:53

    I still dont understand if the cows wear them, or you use their 'wool'

    Now that's just silly, cows don't have wool

    They obviously wear them!

  • Andy Taylor14/06/2009 at 18:55

    The difference is that you don't get jumper cows apparently

    What about the one that jumped over the Moon?

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 18:56

    What about the one that jumped over the Moon?

    Andy has a point, has that blown the definition?

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 18:57

    What about the one that jumped over the Moon?

    NASA dont comment on speculation of such missions having taken place

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 18:58

    NASA dont comment on speculation of such missions having taken place

    :D

  • Andy Taylor14/06/2009 at 18:58

    NASA dont comment on speculation of such missions having taken place

    Hehe.

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 18:59

    NASA dont comment on speculation of such missions having taken place

    it was probably delayed

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 19:03

    What about the one that jumped over the Moon?

    It would need a jumper. It gets chilly once you get up to the moon

  • Alianora La Canta14/06/2009 at 19:11

    Agreed. I still don’t know how he did it, TBH. Lorenzo doesn’t, either. {Comment #100}

    I didn't see that pass coming, but it looked like Valentino saw a new way round the final turn and didn't let on until the last lap. At that point he set himself up to take a tighter entry (compensating with a wider exit). Normally drivers wouldn't do that because it puts them in a lousy position come the end of the straight. However, the last lap ends before the end of the straight is reached. Clever Valentino took this into account and noted, as a consequence, that the radically different line would work. The bonus was that he could hit the brakes much later because his apex was that much further down the road than Lorenzo's.

    A combination of surprise and a need to change his line slightly meant that Jorge had no chance of taking advantage of Valentino's wider exit in the short time left to do so.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 19:18

    Anyone watching the cricket? .. Its pretty tense

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 19:19

    Anyone watching the cricket? .. Its pretty tense

    did you just say cricket and tense?

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 19:19

    Anyone watching the cricket? .. Its pretty tense

    I hate it when the clapping wakes me up when I'm dozing on the couch

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 19:19

    Anyone watching the cricket? .. Its pretty tense

    No. Cricket should be banned.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 19:20

    *eek*

  • RG14/06/2009 at 19:20

    Anyone watching the cricket? .. Its pretty tense

    I'm scared to raise my hand now.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 19:20

    I'm scared to raise my hand now.

    I would be too!

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 19:21

    Anyone watching the cricket? .. Its pretty tense

    I'm scared to raise my hand now.

    Cricket is like Apple, dont do it

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 19:22

    Cricket is like Apple, dont do it

    Let's not go down that route ;)

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 19:22

    Cricket is like Apple, dont do it

    Its too late, I have a big stack of tickets on my desk....

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 19:23

    I didn't see that pass coming, but it looked like Valentino saw a new way round the final turn and didn't let on until the last lap. At that point he set himself up to take a tighter entry (compensating with a wider exit). Normally drivers wouldn't do that because it puts them in a lousy position come the end of the straight. However, the last lap ends before the end of the straight is reached. Clever Valentino took this into account and noted, as a consequence, that the radically different line would work. The bonus was that he could hit the brakes much later because his apex was that much further down the road than Lorenzo's.

    It's amazing how often drivers don't take the position of the finishing line into consideration. Of course some people go a bit over the top. The Magny Cours finishing line used to be on the exit of the last corner. Literally right on the exit. Senna worked out that he didn't actually need to make it round the corner so on his final banzai quali lap he turned in as fast as he could knowing that he was going to bury the car in the wall on the exit. Made a right mess of it but it was the fastest lap. Next year the finishing line was moved.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 19:24

    Senna worked out that he didn't actually need to make it round the corner so on his final banzai quali lap he turned in as fast as he could knowing that he was going to bury the car in the wall on the exit. Made a right mess of it but it was the fastest lap. Next year the finishing line was moved.

    Amazing! I am in awe of Senna

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 19:26

    Amazing! I am in awe of Senna

    Nonononono, he means Bruno Senna, you are not in awe of Bruno Senna

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 19:28

    Nonononono, he means Bruno Senna, you are not in awe of Bruno Senna

    No I mean Ayrton

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 19:28

    No I mean Ayrton

    Bruno did it in GP2 last year

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 19:28

    Nonononono, he means Bruno Senna, you are not in awe of Bruno Senna

    You crash on purpose to get an extra tenth and i am in awe of you, no matter what your name

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 19:32

    Bruno did it in GP2 last year

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5dBKLsx5eg

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 19:32

    Bruno did it in GP2 last year

    I didn't know that.

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 19:33

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5dBKLsx5eg

    That was a mistake though rather than doing it on purpose like Ayrton

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 19:34
  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 19:34

    Bruno did it in GP2 last year

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5dBKLsx5eg

    The last corner used to be a tight right and the pit wall was the exit

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 19:34

    I didn't know that.

    it was less awe inspiring, more stupidity

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 19:35

    That was a mistake though rather than doing it on purpose like Ayrton

    oh yeah, lol, he didnt mean to do that

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 19:36

    oh yeah, lol, he didnt mean to do that

    And if he did, then bruno will be a good replacement for a certain Mr Piquet ;)

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 19:37

    And if he did, then bruno will be a good replacement for a certain Mr Piquet ;)

    i'm not sure Piquet means to do it ;)

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 19:40
  • Joe14/06/2009 at 19:42

    Anyone watching the Confederations Cup at the moment?

    The current match is a bit.....one-sided.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 19:44

    I'm watching the cricket and its killing me...

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 19:44

    I'm watching the cricket and its killing me...

    it is cricket, thats what it does for you

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 19:46

    it is cricket, thats what it does for you

    India need 19 of 6 balls... Gahhhhh

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 19:51

    India need 19 of 6 balls... Gahhhhh

    i have NO idea what that means

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 19:52

    i have NO idea what that means

    Not to worry. It means you're quite normal

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 19:53

    Not to worry. It means you're quite normal

    :)

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 19:53

    i have NO idea what that means

    Doesn't matter... England win! and i didn't die, although my heart rate is going mental

  • RG14/06/2009 at 19:54

    Doesn't matter... England win! and i didn't die, although my heart rate is going mental

    Woo, beat India. Impressive.

  • Andy Taylor14/06/2009 at 19:56

    Doesn't matter... England win! and i didn't die, although my heart rate is going mental

    I didn't think it was that close.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 19:57

    I didn't think it was that close.

    Oh, it was!

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 19:58

    Taxidermy meets computing

    The “Mighty Dead” mouse

  • Alianora La Canta14/06/2009 at 20:05

    you guys are really getting into this “outside” thing.

    Yes. Seems to take a lot of planning though, at least if you want to spend more than a couple of hours there...

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 20:25

    Yes. Seems to take a lot of planning though, at least if you want to spend more than a couple of hours there...

    wow, that is alot of planning, i think i'll stay indoors

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 20:27

    Taxidermy meets computing

    The “Mighty Dead” mouse

    thats gross

  • Alianora La Canta14/06/2009 at 20:30

    Have posted the first entry into a little multi entry thing I’m doing looking at various aspects of loyalty within the world of F1, if anyone’s interested :) {Comment #213}

    I would certainly be interested in seeing more of these - loyalty in F1 is not a topic written about very often but it's an important one...

  • Alianora La Canta14/06/2009 at 20:34

    FOTA have complained that Alan Donnely was performing his role as Max’s agent at the Turkish grand prix, where he was supposed to be an impartial steward. {Comment #244}

    I thought everyone knew he wasn't impartial already?

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 20:35

    I thought everyone knew he wasn't impartial already?

    They did, doesn't mean that they cant point out that the FIA is doing something wrong just to hit them...

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 21:00

    I take it everyone is dead after Le Mans?

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 21:01

    I take it everyone is dead after Le Mans?

    Seems like it

  • Andy Taylor14/06/2009 at 21:01

    I take it everyone is dead after Le Mans?

    I'm sort of here

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 21:03

    Anything to discuss?

  • Andy Taylor14/06/2009 at 21:03

    Anything to discuss?

    Not really

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 21:03

    A few dipping in and out probably finding it weird that they have a Sunday where they should be doing something else but can't figure out what :)

  • Andy Taylor14/06/2009 at 21:05

    A few dipping in and out probably finding it weird that they have a Sunday where they should be doing something else but can't figure out what :)

    Well I'm going to watch some video. Not sure what yet.

  • Dan Brunell14/06/2009 at 21:06

    I take it everyone is dead after Le Mans?

    Yup.

    I just got up. This is probably the latest I slept in. It's 2:00 PM over here.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 21:06

    I cant function after the cricket.. But hamilton seems to have been taking half the countries journo's around the track, first Jake, then i read about it in the telegraph yesterday, and now James allen has been out http://allenonf1.wordpress.com/2009/06/14/hamilton-buries-the-hatchet-and-the-throttle/

  • lou14/06/2009 at 21:06

    I've not had to do any revision, and there hasn't been any f1 on, i haven't had a Sunday like this for weeks. i'm not sure what to do...

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 21:06

    Well I'm going to watch some video. Not sure what yet.

    I was thinking the same, have quite a few downloads to catch up on

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 21:07

    Suddenly the place comes to life! :lol:

  • RG14/06/2009 at 21:08

    I take it everyone is dead after Le Mans?

    I am working on a blog post.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 21:09

    I've not had to do any revision, and there hasn't been any f1 on, i haven't had a Sunday like this for weeks. i'm not sure what to do...

    The real world is a scary place...

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 21:11

    Mad man, Max's man, and F1's newest Steward has weighed in on the War...

    http://www.thenational.ae/article/20090614/SPORT/706139868/1004

  • Andy Taylor14/06/2009 at 21:16

    Mad man, Max's man, and F1's newest Steward has weighed in on the War...

    OK then, answer me this - if FOTA starts a breakaway competition, does it have to be under the FIA's regulation? I'm guessing not, if Le Mans can be outside the FIA

  • Alianora La Canta14/06/2009 at 21:17

    *awaits teams complaint that the FIA flag is 2cm too big at silverstone*

    It could get very sill, but that’s more down to max’s management style than anything else. {Comment #377}

    I think there is scope for making it sillier.

    To register our frustration with current FIA behaviour, how about we post some nuts to our nearest national FIA Council representative?

    Some people did something similar when CBS attempted to cancel the show "Jericho". Twenty tons of nuts later, CBS got the hint that these were neither casual complainants nor few in number. They commissioned another season, kept their viewers happy and the problem was resolved.

    I'm tagging this campaign #fianut on Twitter, if anyone's interested.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 21:17

    OK then, answer me this - if FOTA starts a breakaway competition, does it have to be under the FIA's regulation? I'm guessing not, if Le Mans can be outside the FIA

    I suppose it doesn't have to be

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 21:18

    OK then, answer me this - if FOTA starts a breakaway competition, does it have to be under the FIA's regulation? I'm guessing not, if Le Mans can be outside the FIA

    Not necessarily, however if it is sanctioned by another body they will have to win the national organisations over to allow a foreign body to organise a race in their country. Much like when the Americans raced at rockingham

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 21:18

    Some people did something similar when CBS attempted to cancel the show "Jericho". Twenty tons of nuts later, CBS got the hint that these were neither casual complainants nor few in number. They commissioned another season, kept their viewers happy and the problem was resolved.

    But Jericho got cancelled 7 episodes into Season 2

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 21:19

    To register our frustration with current FIA behaviour, how about we post some nuts to our nearest national FIA Council representative?

    Why not just send them to max himself in Paris!

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 21:20

    Why not just send them to max himself in Paris!

    Much better

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 21:20

    But Jericho got cancelled 7 episodes into Season 2

    We could send metal nuts, as in nuts and bolts instead?

  • RG14/06/2009 at 21:20

    Why not just send them to max himself in Paris!

    Nah, get the locals down first, then the foundations of the FIA is dooomed

  • Dan Brunell14/06/2009 at 21:20

    OK then, answer me this - if FOTA starts a breakaway competition, does it have to be under the FIA's regulation? I'm guessing not, if Le Mans can be outside the FIA

    There has been talk for months that the American Automobile Association (AAA) might be the governing body. Even though AAA is a member of the FIA (their largest) they oversee NASCAR and the IRL without Max bothering them.

    It makes sense, because of how the rules are set up here in the states, the FOTA association can govern their own sport so to speak instead of having an outside organization tell them what to do.

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 21:21

    Mad man, Max's man, and F1's newest Steward has weighed in on the War...

    What a load of garbage. The reason there is a dispute is because Max wouldn't work with the teams. Do these people think this propaganda is convincing anyone that the FIA are right and FOTA are wrong

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 21:22

    OK then, answer me this - if FOTA starts a breakaway competition, does it have to be under the FIA's regulation? I'm guessing not, if Le Mans can be outside the FIA

    Le mans comes under the FIA. The FIA cannot refuse to sanction a championship or the EU will rip them to shreds but there is no reason for them to be involved in the rules or administration

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 21:23

    Le mans comes under the FIA. The FIA cannot refuse to sanction a championship or the EU will rip them to shreds but there is no reason for them to be involved in the rules or administration

    But the FIA bit of Le Mans is safety, like you say it has nothing to do with technical regs or anything like that.

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 21:23

    I'm tagging this campaign #fianut on Twitter, if anyone's interested.

    It is an interesting approach but I don't think there is time to make it work. You would need to send them all to Max at Place de la Concorde.

  • Alianora La Canta14/06/2009 at 21:24

    wow, that is alot of planning, i think i’ll stay indoors {Comment #565}

    The worrying thing is that there are also two special shopping trips to do...

    ...and it looks like I've appointed myself manager of the "FIA Nuts" campaign without really trying. Perhaps the wrong week to do so...

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 21:25

    We could send metal nuts, as in nuts and bolts instead?

    Or mass email of Nuts

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 21:25

    But the FIA bit of Le Mans is safety, like you say it has nothing to do with technical regs or anything like that.

    Yes and that is the only involvement they or someone similar needs to have in F1.

  • Andy Taylor14/06/2009 at 21:26

    Le mans comes under the FIA. The FIA cannot refuse to sanction a championship or the EU will rip them to shreds but there is no reason for them to be involved in the rules or administration

    Surely anyone can set up a motor race without any involvement of the FIA at all?

  • RG14/06/2009 at 21:26

    Or mass email of Nuts

    Or Nutters. Works either way, just annoy him.

  • Alianora La Canta14/06/2009 at 21:29

    OK then, answer me this – if FOTA starts a breakaway competition, does it have to be under the FIA’s regulation? {Comment #585}

    To be inscribed on the FIA International Calender (and thus be able to access most of the world's racing drivers) the series has to accept FIA regulations on safety, or close enough so that the FIA believes the same level of safety can be maintained.

    Beyond that, a breakaway series could theoretically make its own regulations.

  • RG14/06/2009 at 21:31

    New blog post

    A Grand North Yorkshire Day Out

    A selection of photos from Croft.

  • Andy Taylor14/06/2009 at 21:33

    To be inscribed on the FIA International Calender (and thus be able to access most of the world's racing drivers) the series has to accept FIA regulations on safety, or close enough so that the FIA believes the same level of safety can be maintained.

    What recourse does the FIA have against a driver who races in a non FIA event?

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 21:33

    Or mass email of Nuts

    Physical nuts would have a much greater effect. It is like one of these Mark Thomas campaigns. If you can't overpower your opponent you should out-weird them. When Ian Lang was Postmaster General and therefore head of the post office he wanted to get rid of the universal postal rate so that if you lived somewhere remote postage would cost you more and if you lived in a city it would cost less. At one of his gigs mark Thomas gave out Lang's address and asked people to send him any free offers they found in junk mail because junk mail companies would have been paying almost nothing for postage so we would have got a lot more of it. Almost immediately he started getting sackfuls of mail everyday because peoplewould sign him up for canteens of cutlery of 14 day approval etc and he had to send all of them back and cancel the order.

    He went ballistic and told the post office they had to sort his real mail from all th garbage he was getting but because they knew that the loss of the universal postal rate meant a lot of job losses they pointed out that they couldn't interfere with the mail as that was against the law.

    The proposal to get rid of the universal postal rate was dropped quietly.

    Sometimes weird campaigns work.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 21:34

    Surely anyone can set up a motor race without any involvement of the FIA at all?

    Not really, it would be very difficult to get it insured, and it could well be illegal. Much like a boxing match not sanctioned by the BBBC is just a fight... and therefore illegal

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 21:34

    Surely anyone can set up a motor race without any involvement of the FIA at all?

    There needs to be a sanctioning body who can license drivers and circuits etc otherwise there is no way you could insure the event

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 21:35

    A selection of photos from Croft.

    nice photos :)

    I like the random tyre

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 21:35

    What recourse does the FIA have against a driver who races in a non FIA event?

    They can withdraw his icense

  • Andy Taylor14/06/2009 at 21:35

    There needs to be a sanctioning body who can license drivers and circuits etc otherwise there is no way you could insure the event

    Ah so it's Health and Safety. Can't the HSE do the job then?

  • RG14/06/2009 at 21:36

    I like the random tyre

    It was strange that it was left there for a lap and no Safety Car was brought out.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 21:37

    Ah so it's Health and Safety. Can't the HSE do the job then?

    Becomes a bit more complicated for an International series I guess

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 21:37

    Ah so it's Health and Safety. Can't the HSE do the job then?

    Not really they are an enforcement not an advisory body.

  • Alianora La Canta14/06/2009 at 21:38

    But Jericho got cancelled 7 episodes into Season 2 {Comment #589}

    True. This was because CBS said that they wanted a bigger audience in return for giving Jericho another season, which in the end it didn't receive. The point, however, is that using a method of protest that's a little more difficult to do than an online petition can have a major effect on the thinking of the powers-that-be.

    It will take some weeks for the campaign to take full effect (which means it almost certainly won't affect the immediate entry list problem), but it should be worth it. Especially if the target is to unseat Max in favour of better leadership (in which case we have until November).

    And if the powers-that-be attach conditions to behaving properly... ...we can cross that bridge when we get to it.

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 21:38

    Ah so it's Health and Safety. Can't the HSE do the job then?

    They would not be classed as competent persons. Besides they would not want to get involved.

  • Andy Taylor14/06/2009 at 21:38

    OK, so FIA sets rules for safety, including deciding where and who is fit to race. Makes sense to me.

    EU law says that the FIA cannot refuse to sanction any event or series that meets the safety rules and uses drivers who are fit to race.

    Fair summary?

  • Alianora La Canta14/06/2009 at 21:39

    Why not just send them to max himself in Paris! {Comment #590}

    If you're willing to put up with the additional expense, then mail away - that plan would also work, and I think it could work in tandem :)

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 21:39

    It will take some weeks for the campaign to take full effect (which means it almost certainly won't affect the immediate entry list problem), but it should be worth it. Especially if the target is to unseat Max in favour of better leadership (in which case we have until November).

    I can see the logic if it is aimed at Max's re-election

  • Andy Taylor14/06/2009 at 21:39

    They would not be classed as competent persons. Besides they would not want to get involved.

    Are you suggesting the HSE is incompetent. Oh wait....

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 21:39

    Fair summary?

    Yep

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 21:39

    Fair summary?

    Pretty much, although I would decorate it with asterisks :D

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 21:40

    Fair summary?

    buttt, an event sanctioned by the FIA is not an FIA championship? am i right?

    i.e a club race is run under FIA (well MSA but FIA rules) rules, but its not a FIA championships

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 21:40

    If you're willing to put up with the additional expense, then mail away - that plan would also work, and I think it could work in tandem :)

    Easier to organise if there's one address to target

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 21:40

    If you're willing to put up with the additional expense, then mail away - that plan would also work, and I think it could work in tandem :)

    I think for it to work there has to be nuisance value to Max and the FIA people need to understand the level of feeling

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 21:41

    i.e a club race is run under FIA (well MSA but FIA rules) rules, but its not a FIA championships

    The events are run by clubs like BRDC, BRSCC, SMRC etc

  • Lukeh14/06/2009 at 21:41

    Off to watch a DVD in bed and get some sleepies now, an 11 hour shift at work tomorrow leaves me hoping tmy head doesn't fall off and they have sufficient amounts of bread to provide toast top-ups in the staff room ;)

    Night all!

  • Andy Taylor14/06/2009 at 21:41

    Pretty much, although I would decorate it with asterisks :D

    Hehe. So if my summary is right, FOTA can more or less do what the hell it likes in terms of a breakaway and there's nothing Max or Bernie can do about it?

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 21:42

    The events are run by clubs like BRDC, BRSCC, SMRC etc

    yeah, but they run under MSA "rules" do they not? and MSA rules are done by FIA?

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 21:42

    Night all!

    Night

  • RG14/06/2009 at 21:43

    Night all!

    Ciao sir

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 21:43

    Hehe. So if my summary is right, FOTA can more or less do what the hell it likes in terms of a breakaway and there's nothing Max or Bernie can do about it?

    Max... not so much (I expect if they did breakaway he would be voted out in october anyway)

    Bernie... Thats another matter

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 21:43

    Hehe. So if my summary is right, FOTA can more or less do what the hell it likes in terms of a breakaway and there's nothing Max or Bernie can do about it?

    apart from sueing their ass's

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 21:43

    Night Lukeh, I think you should try some toasted alternatives to bread

    For variety's sake

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 21:43

    Night Lukeh

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 21:43

    Night Lukeh

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 21:43

    Hehe. So if my summary is right, FOTA can more or less do what the hell it likes in terms of a breakaway and there's nothing Max or Bernie can do about it?

    Yes so longas they have approved clerk of the course etc

  • lou14/06/2009 at 21:44

    Night all!

    night Lukeh

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 21:44

    yeah, but they run under MSA "rules" do they not? and MSA rules are done by FIA?

    FIA licenses the MSA as the uK authority and it licenses everything from tracks, officials, drivers etc

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 21:45

    FIA licenses the MSA as the uK authority and it licenses everything from tracks, officials, drivers etc

    i forgot my original question. darn.

    but yeah, i think i understand what i meant

  • Alianora La Canta14/06/2009 at 21:45

    Or mass email of Nuts {Comment #600}

    Snail-mail of nuts, perhaps. If we're going to out-wierd them like Steven suggested, that would be the extreme.

    Mass email will probably land in the spam bin and therefore not achieve any notice from the recipient FIA official.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 21:47

    Snail-mail of nuts, perhaps. If we're going to out-wierd them like Steven suggested, that would be the extreme.

    Mail in phots of nuts or for those wishing to splash out, actual nuts

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 21:47

    Mass email will probably land in the spam bin and therefore not achieve any notice from the recipient FIA official.

    As apposed to sending food and them thinking it was some illegal substance and then you getting arrested ;)

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 21:47

    Mail in phots of nuts or for those wishing to splash out, actual nuts

    Actually, any kind of nut would really make the point :D

  • Andy Taylor14/06/2009 at 21:47

    Yes so longas they have approved clerk of the course etc

    That's what I meant - i.e. a FOTA competition would meet the FIA's minimum requirements in order to be sanctioned.

    I was ignoring the legal aspect, that's a whole different can of worms.

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 21:49

    As apposed to sending food and them thinking it was some illegal substance and then you getting arrested ;)

    Not food... Metal!

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 21:50

    Not food... Metal!

    ooooh, those types of nuts

  • Alianora La Canta14/06/2009 at 21:50

    Ah so it’s Health and Safety. Can’t the HSE do the job then? {Comment #612}

    No. The FIA would argue it doesn't have the necessary experience of circuit racing safety evaluation to figure out the risks (and that a national body cannot properly judge tracks spread across the world anyway) and would therefore insist on doing its own evaluation. I'm not saying it would have to write the rules, but it would have to be satisfied that the series would be no more dangerous than if it was running it.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 21:51

    Not food... Metal!

    ooooh, those types of nuts

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/chrome-hex-nuts-jpg

  • Alianora La Canta14/06/2009 at 21:51

    OK, so FIA sets rules for safety, including deciding where and who is fit to race. Makes sense to me.

    EU law says that the FIA cannot refuse to sanction any event or series that meets the safety rules and uses drivers who are fit to race.

    Fair summary? {Comment #618}

    I think so.

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 21:52
  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 21:52

    Actually, any kind of nut would really make the point :D

    Bear in mind these people are French. It needs to be one kind of nut or they won't understand

  • Alianora La Canta14/06/2009 at 21:54

    an event sanctioned by the FIA is not an FIA championship? am i right? {Comment #624}

    The FIA only gives the right to a series to call itself an FIA championship if the FIA makes all the regulations for it (either directly or via its member organisations). If part of the regulatory framework is independent, then it's not an FIA championship. However if the partly-independent series received approval for its safety regulations from the FIA, then it is sanctioned by the FIA despite not being an FIA championship.

  • Scott Woodwiss14/06/2009 at 21:55

    I have videos of Le Mans in FM3:

    http://www.virtualr.net/forza-motorsport-3-le-mans-videos/

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 21:55

    Bear in mind these people are French. It needs to be one kind of nut or they won't understand

    Max isn't

  • Jon Waldock14/06/2009 at 21:58

    I have videos of Le Mans in FM3:

    http://www.virtualr.net/forza-motorsport-3-le-mans-videos/

    thats awesome

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 21:59

    Max isn't

    The people who open the mail are and they needto understand this is one campaign and nt that the world has started all sorts of different things that happen to have the same name in English. No doubt he gets a degree of hate mail that is filtered before he sees his mail

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 22:03

    Piq tweet (see what i did there?)

    Congratulations to Peugeot for the victory in Le Mans 24 hours today. I really hope I can drive this race next year

    Has he seen the future or something?

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 22:04

    Has he seen the future or something?

    Should have been

    I really hope I can attempt drive a race anywhere next year

  • lou14/06/2009 at 22:09

    okay, i need some sleep, i'm shattered and have school tomorrow (boo!! :( ) night all! x

  • Nick14/06/2009 at 22:12

    night lou

  • Pat W14/06/2009 at 22:14

    okay, i need some sleep, i'm shattered and have school tomorrow (boo!! :( ) night all! x

    It'll be over soon.

  • Alianora La Canta14/06/2009 at 22:25

    I'm trying to write a GP2 primer. Thinking this wasn't the best time to do it, especially with nuts on the brain...

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 22:29

    From fake Piquet

    [email protected] I already practice for next job "would you like fries with that?"

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 22:29

    Night Lou

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 22:30

    Steven, have you seen this?

    Interactive sky map

    http://www.wikisky.org/

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 22:33

    Steven, have you seen this?

    That's new to me. I was given a freebie program a few years ago and it i incredible what you can see if you know what to look for. Most of the plantes are visible at some time.

  • Alianora La Canta14/06/2009 at 22:33

    I'm going to bed. Good night, everyone.

  • Bassano Clapper14/06/2009 at 22:34

    G'night Alianora

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 22:35

    sidepodspace update.

    NASA will make a final decision on when to launch the shuttle. If they are happy with the repairs the shuttle will be launched on Wednsday and the LRO/LCROSS launch will be re-scheduled. If they are not sure the shuttle will be good to go they will launch the LRO/LCROSS as planned

  • Steven Roy14/06/2009 at 22:36

    Good night Alianora