It's Sunday at last and we are about to embark on our first Grand Prix of 2010. It's pretty exciting, and not just because the Factbyte Factbox will be making it's race debut. It was an exciting if hectic experience covering qualifying, so let's see what we can achieve over a full race distance! Anyway, here are some other things we're talking about:

  • With extra teams on the grid, it looks as though the FIA have had to change parc ferme quite considerably. Adam Cooper has a good insight into the F1 spy cameras that are now overlooking the cars. We thought maybe it was a little bit Big Brother.
  • Will Buxton has some thoughts on the new section of the track, particularly pointing out that: "Quite apart from the fact that there simply isn’t enough track length between corners to allow anyone to have a decent stab at a passing move, the track width is so slim that you can barely fit two cars side by side." Bahrain Fail?
  • As a sort of final word on the McLaren vent, Scarbs F1 has a great explanation of how it works. I was still a bit confused but as it happens, it doesn't seem to be as important now that the McLarens didn't qualify that far up the grid anyway.

That's all for now. I hope everyone enjoys the race, and as always, I'll see you in the comments.

820 responses

  • Jeremy14/03/2010 at 00:29

    I waited. And waited. Waited some more...

    Go Lewis!

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 00:35

    Evening :)

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 00:36

    Evening :)

    Hello. It's a new day

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 00:39

    Evening :)

    hello

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 00:41

    Hello. It's a new day

    I thought you were telling me I'd had a thread fail there but no :D

    It's a super duper new day indeed!!

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 00:41

    To reply to the Daily post...

    I missed the FBFB conversation in the evening - are you sure you guys won't miss the race because you're busy looking for updates? Just a word of warning really because when I took blog notes last year I discovered I was just processing information and then a few hours later I had no recall.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 00:43

    I thought you were telling me I'd had a thread fail there but no :D

    Nope. You were in the right day and the rest of us were behind

  • me14/03/2010 at 00:47

    I missed the FBFB conversation in the evening - are you sure you guys won't miss the race because you're busy looking for updates? Just a word of warning really because when I took blog notes last year I discovered I was just processing information and then a few hours later I had no recall.

    christine's always done paper notes, she can multitask like a demon.

    from my point of view, i like the live timing updates and mclaren data more than i like the cars. sad but true. qualifying was good today, as ever, but fp1, 2, 3 were quite dull and the race is almost certain to be.

    at one point this year i might try and watch a whole race using just twitter :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 00:48

    "Morning" everyone

    I present to you all a video with Taku

    :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxl4DB3C6nI

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 00:49

    at one point this year i might try and watch a whole race using just twitter :)

    At least you won't have to look at THAT man

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 00:49

    at one point this year i might try and watch a whole race using just twitter :)

    That could be interesting

  • me14/03/2010 at 00:50

    At least you won't have to look at THAT man

    :)

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 00:50

    at one point this year i might try and watch a whole race using just twitter :)

    Do that for NASCAR!

  • me14/03/2010 at 00:51

    Do that for NASCAR!

    i couldn't. ever tweet read "meh! danica".

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 00:51

    Do that for NASCAR!

    The only way to watch NASCAR

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 00:51

    Do that for NASCAR!

    With all the fanboys you could watch 4 hours of twitter and have no idea there was a race on

  • me14/03/2010 at 00:52

    With all the fanboys you could watch 4 hours of twitter and have no idea there was a race on

    :)

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 00:52

    christine's always done paper notes, she can multitask like a demon.

    A good skill to have.

    from my point of view, i like the live timing updates and mclaren data more than i like the cars. sad but true. qualifying was good today, as ever, but fp1, 2, 3 were quite dull and the race is almost certain to be.

    I found FP1 and 2 to be dull and I don't plan to watch any more this season apart from with my actual eyes in person. I'm actually going the other way, I'm starting to ignore the data and trying to read things myself via what I see on the screen.

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 00:53

    i couldn't. ever tweet read "meh! danica".

    It has calmed down a bit now she's taking a break from it.

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 01:00

    It has calmed down a bit now she's taking a break from it.

    Should be interesting to see if there'll be any crossover viewers from NASCAR for Brazil - there's no Cup race this weekend

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 01:00

    Should be interesting to see if there'll be any crossover viewers from NASCAR for Brazil - there's no Cup race this weekend

    There won't be. They barely mentioned Indycar

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 01:02

    There won't be. They barely mentioned Indycar

    Plus there's the current hassle of it being on a channel that only a small percentage of folks have.

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 01:04

    Ok.. I didn't manage to get a pre-holiday haircut (boo) as the place that was open last Sat afternoon was closed this Sat pm. Kicking myself for not going before quali, now I'll have to fit it in at lunch on Mon/Tues.

    Golf started badly and then improved so my score recoverd to something respectable. Dad gave me a slighly chavvy ring for my birthday, I don't wear rings, really nice thought but I'm not sure what to think of that. Gig was exceptional.

    Sleep time.

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 01:04

    Plus there's the current hassle of it being on a channel that only a small percentage of folks have.

    There is that

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 01:05

    Plus there's the current hassle of it being on a channel that only a small percentage of folks have.

    btw, EJ Viso just tweeted:

    This straight is worse than driving on snow. Is actually polished cement with dirt on top.

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 01:06

    Aye - all through practice, the cars looked like they were driving on a wet surface. I read that Briscoe had a walk on it earlier and its a little better

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 01:08

    Have a good race, will see you the other side. Hoping to commandeer Mum's laptop for timing but doubt I'll be commenting or anything. At least she's been persuaded to delay food until the flag falls.

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 01:08

    have fun

    good night

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 02:11

    Back from breakfast with a random thought:

    Jean Todt hasn't announced who the F1 Commissioner will be yet. What if... he's keeping the seat vacant for a certain 7-time world champion in case he decides to stop racing midseason?

    It's unlikely, but possible. And very random. :)

  • Crid (Los Angeles)14/03/2010 at 03:15

    What political interest would Shoo have in F1?

  • Terry14/03/2010 at 03:20

    Before the race starts, I'm going on record as calling Vettel for the driver championship. Let's meet up in 19 races and see how it turns out...

    Also, is Massa not the coolest cat in the paddock? That guy is a class act. He could single handedly turn me from my Ferrari hating ways. Possibly. Maybe.

  • Crid (Los Angeles)14/03/2010 at 03:27

    Also, is Massa not the coolest cat in the paddock? That guy is a class act. He could single handedly turn me from my Ferrari hating ways. Possibly. Maybe.

    I'd agree if only he was their best paid driver!

  • Amy14/03/2010 at 03:45

    morning all :D I have woken and done my rounds and I have to say that photo of all the world champions is awesome. I just wish it had another Finn :(

  • Kathi14/03/2010 at 03:55

    Morning :)

    I just wish it had another Finn :(

    I think they lost him somewhere. More than a week without any news. Very very strange.

  • Amy14/03/2010 at 03:57

    I think they lost him somewhere. More than a week without any news. Very very strange.

    Maybe he got confused and has come to Melbourne. I should go and find him.

  • Kathi14/03/2010 at 03:58

    Maybe he got confused and has come to Melbourne. I should go and find him.

    Do that! Tell him he has a column to write.

  • Amy14/03/2010 at 04:00

    Do that! Tell him he has a column to write.

    if he was here, he'd be at Crown. I wonder if they'd let me in to knock on every door?

  • Kathi14/03/2010 at 04:04

    if he was here, he'd be at Crown. I wonder if they'd let me in to knock on every door?

    You could stand in the reception area and shout KIIIIIMMIIIIII!!!!! very very loudly? But better do that in the afternoon. He's asleep now and won't hear.

  • Amy14/03/2010 at 04:05

    You could stand in the reception area and shout KIIIIIMMIIIIII!!!!! very very loudly? But better do that in the afternoon. He's asleep now and won't hear.

    its 3pm, should I give him another hour or so?

  • Kathi14/03/2010 at 04:08

    its 3pm, should I give him another hour or so?

    at least :)

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 04:19

    What political interest would Shoo have in F1?

    Some people would say a lot. ;)

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 04:20

    its 3pm, should I give him another hour or so?

    at least :)

    :D

  • Dan Brunell14/03/2010 at 04:45

    Evening everyone. Another sleepless night getting ready for the race.

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2010 at 07:16

    Morning everyone :)

  • Nick in Dubai14/03/2010 at 07:28

    Jean Todt hasn't announced who the F1 Commissioner will be yet. What if... he's keeping the seat vacant for a certain 7-time world champion in case he decides to stop racing midseason?

    I dont think there is any chance todt would do that,

    I suspect he will opt for someone a little more ....french

  • Amy14/03/2010 at 07:28

    Heikki says good morning :D

    http://tweetphoto.com/14357768

  • Darren14/03/2010 at 07:37

    Hi all, just finished watching the replay of quali, its just not the same when I dont watch it live. btw, is anyone else still waiting/trying to get onto F1's live timing? I still havent received my registration email from yesterday!!! grrr

  • Nick in Dubai14/03/2010 at 07:39

    Heikki says good morning :D

    http://tweetphoto.com/14357768

    I dont know if the ad next to the picture is trying to tell us something? :P

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/short-heikki-jpg

  • Amy14/03/2010 at 07:40

    I dont know if the ad next to the picture is trying to tell us something? :P

    heheh!

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2010 at 07:42

    Hi all, just finished watching the replay of quali, its just not the same when I dont watch it live. btw, is anyone else still waiting/trying to get onto F1's live timing? I still havent received my registration email from yesterday!!! grrr

    I received my registration e-mail pretty promptly on Friday afternoon. But goodness knows how many people requested it yesterday.

  • Amy14/03/2010 at 07:44

    I received my registration e-mail pretty promptly on Friday afternoon. But goodness knows how many people requested it yesterday.

    I registered again on Thursday and got the email in about 2 minutes, so I'm with you!

  • Darren14/03/2010 at 07:47

    I tried to register again a couple of hours ago, but of course my email address has already been registered, cant login because my email has not been confirmed, I think I am officially in formula1.com limbo land :)

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2010 at 07:50

    I tried to register again a couple of hours ago, but of course my email address has already been registered, cant login because my email has not been confirmed, I think I am officially in formula1.com limbo land :)

    sorry to hear that Darren. Did you on a previous occasion cause trouble for Bernie in a business deal? ;)

  • Darren14/03/2010 at 07:52

    I must have, probably my business deal didnt have enough zero's at the end :)

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2010 at 07:55

    It's going to get up to 85 degrees Andronov over there at the circuit today. That's pretty warm.

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 07:58

    I tried to register again a couple of hours ago, but of course my email address has already been registered, cant login because my email has not been confirmed, I think I am officially in formula1.com limbo land

    The same has happened to me... luckily I have an alternative e mail address....

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 07:58

    It's going to get up to 85 degrees Andronov over there at the circuit today. That's pretty warm.

    Nearly as hot (but not quite) as last year....

    Being earlier by a month has helped....

  • Nick in Dubai14/03/2010 at 08:01

    It's going to get up to 85 degrees Andronov over there at the circuit today. That's pretty warm.

    Does Humidity effect the andronov scale?

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 08:02

    Jean Todt hasn't announced who the F1 Commissioner will be yet.

    I believe he has made a comment about not having enough dosh to attract the guys he's like....

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2010 at 08:03

    Does Humidity effect the andronov scale?

    It's a temperature scale not anything else so I guess not.

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 08:04

    Also, is Massa not the coolest cat in the paddock? .

    Errr no...

    That would be Mr Vettel...

    Less laps than both Ferraris and kerpow.....

  • Nick in Dubai14/03/2010 at 08:05

    It's a temperature scale not anything else so I guess not.

    isnt it based on perceived temperature?

    The humidity here was really high the past few days so it seemed really hot, its the same temperature today, but because we have low humidity and a gentle breeze it seems much nicer ;)

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 08:05

    I just wish it had another Finn

    He's not in Bahrain...

    He's at home this weekend I believe....

  • Nick in Dubai14/03/2010 at 08:07

    He's at home this weekend I believe....

    Sour Grapes?

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 08:09

    Sour Grapes?

    Hardly....

    Better things to do than PR for Bahrain and who can blame him....

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2010 at 08:09

    The humidity here was really high the past few days so it seemed really hot, its the same temperature today, but because we have low humidity and a gentle breeze it seems much nicer ;)

    Well you make a good point... I'll have to have a think about that.

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 08:12

    Last year's low humidity and gentle breeze in Bahrain translated to standing in front of a hairdrier being sand blasted....

    Good for exfoliation though....

  • Dan Brunell14/03/2010 at 08:26

    Sato has one sweet ride

    LINK: http://www.racer.com/sato-to-drive-lotus-kv-entry/article/165716/

  • Darren14/03/2010 at 08:28

    trying to create a gmail account, you know the part of most registration pages now where you have to type the text as displayed in some very strange way. Well after a couple of attempts (and failing miserably) I tried to click the button so I could hear the text. So this is the text and this is the audio how is that any eaiser??? The Internet gods are out to get me today :D

  • Darren14/03/2010 at 08:30
  • Amy14/03/2010 at 08:33

    Oops

    text is here http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/gmail-registration-png

    audio is here http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/gmail-mp3

    I think I have just been contacted by aliens.

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 08:39

    Spot the out of place guy...

    Someone didn't tell Alfonso that it was a casual affair....

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/

    As expected no Kimster or Nelson....

  • Nick in Dubai14/03/2010 at 08:44

    The excited thing about today is that even though they have all qualied we have no idea how this is relative to race pace.

    As the season goes on we will get a better idea, but this will change from track to track.

    Who will eat though their tyres and be in the pits early? who can one stop? will the red bulls brakes last? will car 3 have to retire for unknown reasons if it is well behind car 4 late in the race?

  • Nick in Dubai14/03/2010 at 08:45

    Who will eat though their tyres and be in the pits early? who can one stop? will the red bulls brakes last? will car 3 have to retire for unknown reasons if it is well behind car 4 late in the race?

    in front of

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 08:45

    Maurice has some Newey words of wisdom....

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/mar/14/adrian-newey-red-bull-interview

    He seems fairly chipper....

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 08:48

    Oh dear Ferrari....

    Massa engine change already....

    Link to come....

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 08:49

    Morning all.

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 08:50

    Here's the story on Massa's engine...

    http://www.f1technical.net/news/14397

    I hope Fernando hasn't been prowling the garage at night....

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 08:54

    I missed the FBFB conversation in the evening - are you sure you guys won't miss the race because you're busy looking for updates? Just a word of warning really because when I took blog notes last year I discovered I was just processing information and then a few hours later I had no recall.

    this is an interesting conversation. I have no recall anyway so I actually find writing stuff down helps me process what's happening and gives me a fighting chance of remembering.

    Plus, since I fell out of love with F1 a bit last year, stuff like this keeps it interesting for me. I don't mind not looking directly at those hideous cars :)

  • Nick in Dubai14/03/2010 at 08:57

    I dont know if it has been mentioned, but since there are a lot of fans of doctor Who, he has a game coming to the wii

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/99122-Doctor-Who-Travels-Through-TARDIS-to-Wii

  • Bassano14/03/2010 at 08:59

    Morning peoples, are we all geared up for the race?

  • Amy14/03/2010 at 09:02

    Morning peoples, are we all geared up for the race?

    I wish it was here now :D

  • Nick in Dubai14/03/2010 at 09:06

    I wish it was here now :D

    I wish i was there now!

    They should swap sakhir for Dubai. our track has way more variations! http://www.trackpedia.com/mediawiki/images/6/69/Dubai_2.jpg

  • Bassano14/03/2010 at 09:09

    They should swap sakhir for Dubai. our track has way more variations! http://www.tra...ages/6/69/Dubai_2.jpg

    Or they could scrap Abu Dhabi ;)

  • Nick in Dubai14/03/2010 at 09:11

    Or they could scrap Abu Dhabi ;)

    No way, i would rather have the race there than dubai because its such an awesome place

    #TraitorToMyCity

  • Bassano14/03/2010 at 09:17

    No way, i would rather have the race there than dubai because its such an awesome place

    ^ Is deluded

  • lou14/03/2010 at 09:22

    Yaaaaaaayyyyy it's race day!!!!!! Hi everyone :D

  • James14/03/2010 at 09:23

    Morning everyone :)

    Not sure if this has been mentioned, haven't seen it on many other sites.

    A number of teams, including McLaren and Renault, will use a different rear diffuser design at the next race in Australia, following a rule clarification by the FIA.

    http://en.espnf1.com/bahrain/motorsport/story/11176.html

  • Bassano14/03/2010 at 09:23

    Yaaaaaaayyyyy it's race day!!!!!! Hi everyone :D

    Hey Lou

  • lou14/03/2010 at 09:23

    Hey Lou

    hi, how is cape town?

  • Bassano14/03/2010 at 09:26

    hi, how is cape town?

    Brilliant

    Ate crocodile kebabs yesterday, Cable Car up Table Mountain tomorrow!

  • Jeremy14/03/2010 at 09:27

    Just back from Alice in Wonderland 3D. Was 'meh'

    I finally have my UK proxy sorted - we will see how it holds up during the race

  • Bassano14/03/2010 at 09:29

    Catch up later during the race, see ya

  • lou14/03/2010 at 09:31

    Brilliant

    Ate crocodile kebabs yesterday, Cable Car up Table Mountain tomorrow!

    awesome!! Can't wait to see you pics :)

  • Darren14/03/2010 at 09:35

    me too, did you use the link that was posted yesterday or something else? I used yesterdays link and it worked well when I wanted to watch quali replay

  • Darren14/03/2010 at 09:36

    me too, did you use the link that was posted yesterday or something else? I used yesterdays link and it worked well when I wanted to watch quali replay

    oops, this was to Jeremy :)

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 09:36

    Morning

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 09:37

    Finally watching quali replay.

    And Karun's replacement in the booth... Is Gary Anderson! Woooooot!

    Hello All. 142 minutes to go.

  • lou14/03/2010 at 09:41

    Morning

    morning

  • Fionn14/03/2010 at 09:43

    Morning

    Morning

    Morning

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 09:47

    Morning Lukeh, Lou, Fionn, Nick, lurkers. :D

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 09:49

    Has anyone else's twitter gone absolutely mental this morning?

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 09:49

    Morning :)

    I'm stupidly tired. This time of day doesn't agree with me.

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 09:50

    I'm stupidly tired. This time of day doesn't agree with me.

    Hey Alison.

    I am LOVING this time of day. Just woke up from my nap. :)

  • Fionn14/03/2010 at 09:51

    Anyone know what the problem was with the Redbulls on Friday and Saturday morning?

  • SLVAaron14/03/2010 at 09:52

    is there going to be a parade lap today? morning BTW

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2010 at 09:53

    Morning all.

    Morning :)

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2010 at 09:54

    is there going to be a parade lap today? morning BTW

    No parade lap... I will be doing a radio show later though.

  • SLVAaron14/03/2010 at 09:54

    Has anyone else's twitter gone absolutely mental this morning?

    Yep same as yesterday

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 09:54

    Anyone know what the problem was with the Redbulls on Friday and Saturday morning?

    Practicing heavier runs? Vettel's immense at quali, no need to practice that :P

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 09:56

    is there going to be a parade lap today? morning BTW

    No parade lap... I will be doing a radio show later though.

    Giggles Radio! :D Usual time? Will it be all G?

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 09:57

    Anyone know what the problem was with the Redbulls on Friday and Saturday morning?

    Practicing heavier runs? Vettel's immense at quali, no need to practice that :P

    From what I understand, they were doing race simulations mostly in FP.

  • James14/03/2010 at 09:59

    We will change the engine on Alonso's car for the same precautionary measure which determined the previous decision.

    http://twitter.com/InsideFerrari/status/10464129502

    So that is both Ferrari's with new engines now.

  • Fionn14/03/2010 at 09:59

    Anyone know what the problem was with the Redbulls on Friday and Saturday morning?

    Practicing heavier runs? Vettel's immense at quali, no need to practice that :P,

    Driveshaft for Webber in FP2. (Just went hunting)

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:00

    We will change the engine on Alonso's car for the same precautionary measure which determined the previous decision.

    http://twitter...ri/status/10464129502

    So that is both Ferrari's with new engines now.

    I'm surprised they're allowed to change engines between quali and race with no penalty.

  • lou14/03/2010 at 10:00

    So that is both Ferrari's with new engines now.

    i don't understand how they both won't get grid penaltys for changing the engines?

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:01

    i don't understand how they both won't get grid penaltys for changing the engines?

    i know. most odd.

  • James14/03/2010 at 10:02

    I'm surprised they're allowed to change engines between quali and race with no penalty.

    They are one of the eight. Penalities come for engine 9 I believe?

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:02

    They are one of the eight. Penalities come for engine 9 I believe?

    Indeed, but the timing of the change is what I thought would incur a penalty.

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 10:02

    i don't understand how they both won't get grid penaltys for changing the engines?

    I guess you can when your name begins with f and ends with errari.

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 10:03

    They are one of the eight. Penalities come for engine 9 I believe?

    Last year there were penalties applied for changing between quali and the race though.

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:03

    I guess you can when your name begins with f and ends with errari.

    At least we know they're not biased for Schumi. :D

  • lou14/03/2010 at 10:03

    They are one of the eight. Penalities come for engine 9 I believe?

    i could have sworn that if you change your engine between quali and the race you get a 10 place grid drop? Or am I living in the past?

  • Fionn14/03/2010 at 10:03

    They are one of the eight. Penalities come for engine 9 I believe?

    Remember the rules:

    Red is Right

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 10:04

    Last year there were penalties applied for changing between quali and the race though.

    Oooooh no I remember. Was it if you changed between quali and the race, that engine couldn't be reused until Abu Dhabi? This was to prevent people using one low milage engine to qualify on.

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2010 at 10:04

    Giggles Radio! :D Usual time? Will it be all G?

    Yes 4 to 6

  • James14/03/2010 at 10:05

    I guess you can when your name begins with f and ends with errari.

    This isnt that Ferrari though.

    Look at it this way, Ferrari are an engine down already. that is good news for everyone else.

  • Neil Denham14/03/2010 at 10:06

    My twitter feed has stopped, at least I can read posts here for my pre-race news!!!

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:06

    Look at it this way, Ferrari are an engine down already. that is good news for everyone else.

    Hmmm... Nah, it doesn't mean anything either way. They'll be able to reuse that engine later on, so there's no real loss for them there.

  • lou14/03/2010 at 10:06

    I guess you can when your name begins with f and ends with errari.

    surely the fia wouldn't be that obvious if they supported Ferrari??

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 10:07

    My twitter feed has stopped, at least I can read posts here for my pre-race news!!!

    It appears to have blown up. silly website.

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:07

    surely the fia wouldn't be that obvious if they supported Ferrari??

    they've been MUCH more obvious before. or at least that's what Steven would say. ;)

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 10:08

    they've been MUCH more obvious before. or at least that's what Steven would say. ;)

    Nah the engine thing is definitely prejudice against rubens

    #nowimjustbeingsilly

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:08

    http://twitpic.com/18ik0r

    Is it just me, or is Jessica starting to look like... well, Nicole?

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:09

    Nah the engine thing is definitely prejudice against rubens

    #nowimjustbeingsilly

    :D

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 10:09

    Is it just me, or is Jessica starting to look like... well, Nicole?

    #confidential

    Lou, look away!!!

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 10:09

    Hmmm... Nah, it doesn't mean anything either way. They'll be able to reuse that engine later on, so there's no real loss for them there.

    Yeah I'm pretty sure it has to be only the last race it's used for.

  • James14/03/2010 at 10:10

    Yeah I'm pretty sure it has to be only the last race it's used for.

    I think from reading the tweets, they will use it in free practice.

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:10

    #confidential

    Lou, look away!!!

    Do you agree, though? ;)

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2010 at 10:10

    Oooooh no I remember. Was it if you changed between quali and the race, that engine couldn't be reused until Abu Dhabi? This was to prevent people using one low milage engine to qualify on.

    You are absolutely correct Alison :)

    If an engine is changed in accordance with Article 34.1 the engine which was replaced may not be used during any future qualifying session or race with the exception of the last Event of the Championship.

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 10:10

    I think from reading the tweets, they will use it in free practice.

    Oh weird. Have they changed the rules?

  • Fionn14/03/2010 at 10:10

    Is it just me, or is Jessica starting to look like... well, Nicole?

    I reckon by the end of the year Brundle will have confused them several times and Legard will have tried to correct him mid sentence and also get it wrong.

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 10:11

    Do you agree, though? ;)

    Not at all! I'm just protecting you from Lou seeing such an absurd statement :P

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2010 at 10:11

    Oh weird. Have they changed the rules?

    They can use it in FP1 & 2.

    The event is FP3, Quali and the Race as far as engines are concerned.

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 10:11

    It appears to have blown up. silly website.

    Mine just woked up.

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:11

    Not at all! I'm just protecting you from Lou seeing such an absurd statement :P

    :D I blame the dress and the oversized glasses. :P

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 10:12

    The event is FP3, Quali and the Race as far as engines are concerned.

    Ah I see :)

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2010 at 10:12

    The event is FP3, Quali and the Race as far as engines are concerned.

    Here's the whole thing:

    28.4 a)

    Each driver may use no more than eight engines during a Championship season. Should a driver use more than eight engines he will drop ten places on the starting grid at the first Event during which each additional engine is used. UIf two such additional engines are used during a single Event the driver concerned will drop ten places on the starting grid at that Event and at the following EventU.

    An engine will be deemed to have been used once the car’s timing transponder has shown that it has left the pit lane.

    b) If a driver is replaced at any time during the Championship season his replacement will be deemed to be the original driver for the purposes of assessing engine usage.

    c) After consultation with the relevant engine supplier the FIA will attach seals to each engine prior to it being used for the first time at an Event in order to ensure that no significant moving parts can be rebuilt or replaced.

    Within two hours of the end of the post race parc fermé exhaust blanking plates (with one 10mm diameter inspection hole per cylinder) and further seals will be applied to all used engines in order to ensure that these engines cannot be run between Events. Upon request to the FIA these additional seals will be removed after the start of initial scrutineering at the next Event at which the engines are required. All such engines must remain within the team’s designated garage area when not fitted to a car and may not be started at any time during an Event other than when fitted to a car eligible to participate in the Event.

    d) If any of the FIA seals are damaged or removed from an engine after it has been used for the first time that engine may not be used again unless they were removed under FIA supervision.

    e) If an engine is changed in accordance with Article 34.1 the engine which was replaced may not be used during any future qualifying session or race with the exception of the last Event of the Championship.

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 10:12

    Mine just woked up.

    It does seem to be waking up. It knows the F1 is on soon, see

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:12

    Ah I see :)

    Nice to see Alison so knowledgeable about F1 now. We've done pretty darn well to educate her. :D

  • Alex Andronov14/03/2010 at 10:13

    Nice to see Alison so knowledgeable about F1 now. We've done pretty darn well to educate her. :D

    It was quite important to young Vettel's end of season as I remember :)

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:13

    That Sauber is very... um, blank, for a race weekend. I thought they'd have more sponsors by now.

  • lou14/03/2010 at 10:13

    Is it just me, or is Jessica starting to look like... well, Nicole?

    it's just you ;) she looks like jessica... No silly pop group to be seen :)

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:13

    It was quite important to young Vettel's end of season as I remember :)

    Indeed so. :D

  • RG14/03/2010 at 10:14

    That Sauber is very... um, blank, for a race weekend. I thought they'd have more sponsors by now.

    It's all fine, everything is good. We just need more time, we had less time than that Lotus team y'know....

    Hi and bye all.

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 10:15

    Hi and bye all.

    Hey RG

    See ya RG

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:15

    It's all fine, everything is good. We just need more time, we had less time than that Lotus team y'know....

    True. Hey and see ya RG.

  • f1taxi14/03/2010 at 10:15

    Hi guys just spotted an article in the Sunday Times about a online game called

    www.secretlewis.com its a game where you help lewis find stolen artefacts around the world, sounds a bit weird but hey if your that big a Lewis fan you might want a look..

    Enjoy the GP.

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 10:16

    Nice to see Alison so knowledgeable about F1 now. We've done pretty darn well to educate her. :D

    :D

  • paul14/03/2010 at 10:16

    morning/evening all

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:17

    Hi guys just spotted an article in the Sunday Times about a online game called

    www.secretlewis.com its a game where you help lewis find stolen artefacts around the world, sounds a bit weird but hey if your that big a Lewis fan you might want a look..

    Enjoy the GP.

    Looks like a Reebok publicity thing. They may be doing better than what Phillips did with Nico in Brazil last year.

  • lou14/03/2010 at 10:17

    morning/evening all

    hey

  • paul14/03/2010 at 10:18

    Missed quali due to wedding, but early for GP :D

  • lou14/03/2010 at 10:21

    On twitter @f1_girl has reminded me that there is no penalty for the first engine change per driver. I forgot all about the free engine change. It was stupid last year too.

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:21

    On twitter @f1_girl has reminded me that there is no penalty for the first engine change per driver. I forgot all about the free engine change. It was stupid last year too.

    AHH. That's the one.

  • paul14/03/2010 at 10:21

    On twitter @f1_girl has reminded me that there is no penalty for the first engine change per driver. I forgot all about the free engine change. It was stupid last year too.

    as if those rules weren't confusing enough

  • F1Wolf14/03/2010 at 10:22

    what a beautiful day, early evening. looking out of the window, seeing nothing, I am in the clouds ... can focus on racing :-)

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:22

    what a beautiful day, early evening. looking out of the window, seeing nothing, I am in the clouds ... can focus on racing :-)

    Hey Wolf.

    Gary Anderson is in our booth now. He's keeping Alex on the sidelines for the most part. :D

  • F1Wolf14/03/2010 at 10:24

    Gary Anderson is in our booth now. He's keeping Alex on the sidelines for the most part.

    me watching BBC, I will only turn the Star Sports thing if the stream fails. avoided them successfuly yesterday :-)

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:25

    me watching BBC, I will only turn the Star Sports thing if the stream fails. avoided them successfuly yesterday :-)

    Ahhh. Gary does make the Star Sports commentary much better then previously though. :)

    But yeah, I'll be watching the Beeb tonight as well. :D

  • paul14/03/2010 at 10:25

    But yeah, I'll be watching the Beeb tonight as well. :D

    If only. I ight have to pay for a VPN connection to the UK

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:26

    If only. I ight have to pay for a VPN connection to the UK

    Our friends from 2009 are still streaming, so I may not need to pay for a VPN just yet.

  • paul14/03/2010 at 10:28

    Our friends from 2009 are still streaming, so I may not need to pay for a VPN just yet.

    Hmmm, I wonder how long they will last through the race. Hope it works OK.

    Aus TV seem to be spending more time with the hopeless local commentators and much less with the BBC crew

  • F1Wolf14/03/2010 at 10:28

    If only. I ight have to pay for a VPN connection to the UK

    not that bad, costs same as one and half beer in a bar :-)

  • paul14/03/2010 at 10:28

    not that bad, costs same as one and half beer in a bar :-)

    But i've already been out and spent that on the beer :D

  • F1Wolf14/03/2010 at 10:29

    But i've already been out and spent that on the beer

    that chnages the situation entirely :-)

  • F1Wolf14/03/2010 at 10:32

    not sure if anyone mentioned here - Chandhoks photo album:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/kcpicturesandmedia

  • paul14/03/2010 at 10:35

    When does the BBC pre-show start, 30 minutes?

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 10:35

    Morning.

    Mrs. Goat is making pre-race pancakes ;)

    Does anyone know what tyres each driver qualified on in Q3?

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:36

    When does the BBC pre-show start, 30 minutes?

    Yup, at 10 minutes past the hour.

  • James14/03/2010 at 10:36

    Does anyone know what tyres each driver qualified on in Q3?

    I believe everyone is on softs except Sutil.

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 10:36

    Does anyone know what tyres each driver qualified on in Q3?

    Morning :)

    Everyone except Sutil is on softs.

  • paul14/03/2010 at 10:36

    Yup, at 10 minutes past the hour.

    thanks

  • Nick in Dubai14/03/2010 at 10:36

    Does anyone know what tyres each driver qualified on in Q3?

    Everyone except sutil on super duper softs. Sutil on the extra mediums ;)

  • paul14/03/2010 at 10:37

    Everyone except Sutil is on softs.

    That could make things very interesting

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 10:37

    Does anyone know what tyres each driver qualified on in Q3?

    Morning :)

    Everyone except Sutil is on softs.

    Thanks Alison. Where did you find that out?

  • F1Wolf14/03/2010 at 10:37

    Everyone except Sutil is on softs.

    so Sutil for podium unless he himself prefers gravel, rear of another car or a tyre wall

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 10:38

    Thanks Alison. Where did you find that out?

    I watched the quali, the commentators mentioned it.

  • F1Wolf14/03/2010 at 10:38

    Where did you find that out?

    it was all over twitter yesterday after quali :-)

  • paul14/03/2010 at 10:38

    so Sutil for podium unless he himself prefers gravel, rear of another car or a tyre wall

    Well, Kimi isn't around to hit him

  • lou14/03/2010 at 10:39

    I watched the quali, the commentators mentioned it.

    you have a much much better memory than me!! :)

  • Amy14/03/2010 at 10:40

    I am going to interpret this photo as the boys are still friends and say 'yay!"

    http://twitpic.com/18j44j

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 10:41

    Thanks Alison. Where did you find that out?

    I watched the quali, the commentators mentioned it.

    Ah which ones? I was listening to 5 Live.

    Maybe I should be taking notes because I missed that one!

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 10:42

    Maybe I should be taking notes because I missed that one!

    :D I had 5live on.

    I just have ridiculous memory recall I think :P

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 10:43

    Last year there were penalties applied for changing between quali and the race though.

    Don't think so...

  • paul14/03/2010 at 10:43

    I just have ridiculous memory recall I think :P

    Alison is the next Steven Roy

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:43

    Don't think so...

    I do remember penalties for gearbox swaps, but I'm not sure if anyone swapped engines between quali and race.

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:44

    Alison is the next Steven Roy

    That would be VERY impressive for Alison. :D

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 10:44

    Alison is the next Steven Roy

    Hahahaha erm no.

  • F1Wolf14/03/2010 at 10:44

    I am going to interpret this photo as the boys are still friends and say 'yay!"

    http://twitpic.com/18j44j

    that piece of rope or what is it hanging from the tree does not do Heikki's looks any favours :-)

  • paul14/03/2010 at 10:45

    Hahahaha erm no.

    :D

  • lou14/03/2010 at 10:45

    I am going to interpret this photo as the boys are still friends and say 'yay!"

    http://twitpic.com/18j44j

    jenson appears to be talking to thin air ...

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 10:45

    Well, Kimi isn't around to hit him

    Boo hoo...

  • Nick in Dubai14/03/2010 at 10:45

    I do remember penalties for gearbox swaps, but I'm not sure if anyone swapped engines between quali and race.

    Didnt the Sauber's blow them in Quali at one point?

  • paul14/03/2010 at 10:46

    Boo hoo...

    It's OK, Kimi chases trees now

  • lou14/03/2010 at 10:46

    I do remember penalties for gearbox swaps, but I'm not sure if anyone swapped engines between quali and race.

    im sure there were engine swaps it's just the first one is free.

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 10:47

    The fuel consumption thing will only be clear after today....

    Whilst we have had some idea on tyre usage none of us really know how the fuel consumption will play out...

  • James14/03/2010 at 10:47

    im sure there were engine swaps it's just the first one is free.

    To stop anyone using an engine just for quali :)

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 10:48

    It's OK, Kimi chases trees now

    No trees attacked in Sweden or Mexico....

    Not many trees about in Jordan...

  • paul14/03/2010 at 10:48

    Whilst we have had some idea on tyre usage none of us really know how the fuel consumption will play out...

    or really how the tyre wear is with full tanks

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 10:48

    To stop anyone using an engine just for quali :)

    Yeah I think we got to the bottom of it, no penalty but you can't use it again until the last race.

  • paul14/03/2010 at 10:49

    No trees attacked in Sweden or Mexico....

    True. I think a corner attacked in Mexico

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2010 at 10:49

    I am really upset at the official live timing now. My activation e-mail hasn't arrived, but I've just received the e-mail telling me to re-register. I have now tried... ...and the system not only won't let me, but won't tell me why.

    The McLaren one still doesn't load. So it looks like I won't be able to have live timing at all this season :(

  • James14/03/2010 at 10:49

    The fuel consumption thing will only be clear after today....

    We can only really tell that by knowing how heavy the cars are.

  • F1Wolf14/03/2010 at 10:49

    No trees attacked in Sweden or Mexico....

    he can do with just some slopes :-)

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:50

    I am really upset at the official live timing now. My activation e-mail hasn't arrived, but I've just received the e-mail telling me to re-register. I have now tried... ...and the system not only won't let me, but won't tell me why.

    That's very odd. I registered just now. I got the email as soon as I registered. Maybe it's an issue with your email provider?

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 10:50

    I am really upset at the official live timing now. My activation e-mail hasn't arrived, but I've just received the e-mail telling me to re-register. I have now tried... ...and the system not only won't let me, but won't tell me why.

    Try another e mail address Alianora... it worked for me...

  • F1Wolf14/03/2010 at 10:50

    We can only really tell that by knowing how heavy the cars are.

    heavy :-)

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2010 at 10:50

    Try another e mail address Alianora... it worked for me... {Comment #217}

    I did. It didn't work for me :(

  • paul14/03/2010 at 10:50

    I am really upset at the official live timing now. My activation e-mail hasn't arrived, but I've just received the e-mail telling me to re-register. I have now tried... ...and the system not only won't let me, but won't tell me why.

    Stange. Mine came through immediatly

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 10:50

    he can do with just some slopes

    It's a talent...

  • Darren14/03/2010 at 10:50

    Try another e mail address Alianora... it worked for me...

    Yeah I had to use a second email address too

  • Nick in Dubai14/03/2010 at 10:51

    I am going to interpret this photo as the boys are still friends and say 'yay!"

    http://twitpic.com/18j44j

    jenson appears to be talking to thin air ...

    Maybe he is being haunted by Louise?

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 10:51

    I did. It didn't work for me

    You have tried with two different addresses and neither worked?...

    Poo....

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2010 at 10:52

    Stange. Mine came through immediatly {Comment #220}

    Well, I'm now completely sick of the FOM system treating me differently from other people as well as not doing what it claims to do for me in the first place...

  • F1Wolf14/03/2010 at 10:52

    Stange. Mine came through immediatly

    I also had no probs with email, what was problem for me that login and password boxes on the screen were covered by LG ad, and there was no way to make them re-appear even after closing the ad. tried 4 different browsers. than suddenly, an hour later it fixed itself

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:52

    You have tried with two different addresses and neither worked?...

    What browser are you using, Alia? Maybe it's browser sensitive?

  • Nick in Dubai14/03/2010 at 10:52

    Try another e mail address Alianora... it worked for me... {Comment #217}

    I did. It didn't work for me :(

    Try this if you need another address

    http://10minutemail.com/10MinuteMail/index.html

    just make sure you have your cookies to keep you logged in

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 10:53

    I also had no probs with email, what was problem for me that login and password boxes on the screen were covered by LG ad, and there was no way to make them re-appear even after closing the ad. tried 4 different browsers. than suddenly, an hour later it fixed itself

    Ah yes, I had issues with that advert.... I couldn't get to the links to open the timing page without going over it and having it pop up. Then the x in the corner is back at the top again..... It was like one of those buzzer wire games getting it open.

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2010 at 10:54

    What browser are you using, Alia? Maybe it's browser sensitive? {Comment #227}

    I'm using Firefox 3.6.

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 10:54

    Try this if you need another address

    Ooooh that's genius!

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:54

    I'm using Firefox 3.6.

    Same as mine. Most odd. :(

  • paul14/03/2010 at 10:55

    I'm using Firefox 3.6.

    It's not the browser then. I think it's the web site. It too me about 5 goes to recognise my email address

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 10:55

    Try this if you need another address

    Ooooh that's genius!

    Wow - whoever thought of that is definitely a genius. Disposable email - that's a first!

  • F1Wolf14/03/2010 at 10:57

    Disposable email - that's a first!

    and I bet it is biodegradable :-)

  • lou14/03/2010 at 10:58

    Maybe he is being haunted by Louise?

    i would never haunt... oh you mean...

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2010 at 10:59

    Hurrah! Using the electrodegradable e-mail worked! Maybe Yahoo! is so allergic to FOM e-mails that it doesn't even put them in the spam bin...

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 10:59

    Hurrah! Using the electrodegradable e-mail worked! Maybe Yahoo! is so allergic to FOM e-mails that it doesn't even put them in the spam bin...

    Yaaaaaay!!!

  • Darren14/03/2010 at 11:00

    Hurrah! Using the electrodegradable e-mail worked! Maybe Yahoo! is so allergic to FOM e-mails that it doesn't even put them in the spam bin...

    Humm, my yahoo email would not work either, managed ok with gmail account tho

  • Turkey Machine14/03/2010 at 11:00

    Morning guys. How be we?

  • paul14/03/2010 at 11:00

    Humm, my yahoo email would not work either, managed ok with gmail account tho

    ooooo. Weird

  • paul14/03/2010 at 11:01

    Aussi pre-race starting. I'm hating the commentators already

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 11:01

    So are we all going to use LCLT for the race?

  • Amy14/03/2010 at 11:01

    Aussi pre-race starting. I'm hating the commentators already

    :D

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 11:02

    So are we all going to use LCLT for the race?

    Definitely, gotta love the FBFB :)

  • Darren14/03/2010 at 11:02

    Aussi pre-race starting. I'm hating the commentators already

    yep, bring on BBC guys :)

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2010 at 11:02

    So are we all going to use LCLT for the race? {Comment #243}

    I'll be using TV for the race, so I'll disappear pretty soon...

  • paul14/03/2010 at 11:02

    Oh dear. Three of them now. MUTE

  • lou14/03/2010 at 11:02

    So are we all going to use LCLT for the race?

    can't miss out on fbfb :)

  • Amy14/03/2010 at 11:02

    So are we all going to use LCLT for the race?

    I'm still a doohickey girl!

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 11:03

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/14/live-bahrain-2010-the-race/

  • Lady Snowcat14/03/2010 at 11:03

    The HRT cars are starting from the pits...

  • Darren14/03/2010 at 11:03

    Oh dear. Three of them now. MUTE

    3 x useless = ??? :D

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 11:04

    Oh dear. Three of them now. MUTE

    Who are they?

  • Amy14/03/2010 at 11:04

    Oh dear. Three of them now. MUTE

    its still better than having cam mcconville!

  • paul14/03/2010 at 11:04

    its still better than having cam mcconville!

    Not much

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 11:05

    The HRT cars are starting from the pits...

    I saw on twitter they're expected to be in the pits lots and the race will be a test session for them

  • Amy14/03/2010 at 11:05

    Not much

    I reeeally didn't like him. Greg Rust was a close second though.

  • paul14/03/2010 at 11:05

    Who are they?

    TV guy

    Ex- 500cc rider

    Ex touring car driver.

    All love Mark Webber apparently

  • Amy14/03/2010 at 11:06

    TV guy

    Ex- 500cc rider

    Ex touring car driver.

    aka Greg Rust, Daryl Beattie and Craig Baird

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 11:07

    aka Greg Rust, Daryl Beattie and Craig Baird

    Craig Baird. Oh dear!

  • Amy14/03/2010 at 11:07

    Craig Baird. Oh dear!

    He is my favourite of the three solely because he's a Kiwi. Not that I've actually listened to what he has to say.

  • paul14/03/2010 at 11:08

    He is my favourite of the three solely because he's a Kiwi. Not that I've actually listened to what he has to say.

    It's not so bad in mute, it's jsut three guys waving their arms around ;-)

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 11:09

    Craig Baird. Oh dear!

    He is my favourite of the three solely because he's a Kiwi. Not that I've actually listened to what he has to say.

    Heh - you don't want to really!

  • Amy14/03/2010 at 11:12

    oh no, bbc is buffering again, but James Allen is on my TV! Lose lose situation!

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 11:37

    Morning folks - how goes stuff?

    :)

  • Nathan14/03/2010 at 11:40

    These classic f1 cars look awesome. Looks like they had to shoehorn Mansell in!

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 11:43

    Could someone please give the driver physio's the passes please? Some drivers for Brundle would be nice

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 13:55

    Thoughts everyone?

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 14:24

    Well... I get the feeling it's going to be a long year.

  • me14/03/2010 at 14:25

    Well... I get the feeling it's going to be a long year.

    i fear you may be correct.

  • RG14/03/2010 at 14:25

    Should we talk Fantasy Racers in here?

    263 points, of the scoring players in our league, I'm 15th last, 432nd overall

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 14:25

    The race: 2 out of 5.

    Not a great race aided by a poor new layout.

    Shame for Vettel, but still a great drive by Alonso

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 14:27

    Button

    "I like a bit a pain"

    Ha-haaaa

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 14:52

    2010 Bahrain Grand Prix (Rd 1) - http://formula1archive.blogspot.com/2010/03/2010-bahrain-grand-prix-sakhir-round-1.html

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 15:23

    Wow - 237th out of 450 in Fantasy Racers

    :/

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 16:10

    Wow - opening lap in the IRL GP of Brazil - already a massive crash. Ugh....

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 16:11

    Wow - opening lap in the IRL GP of Brazil - already a massive crash. Ugh...

    Who's involved?

    Is this the Sao Paolo street race?

  • Joe in Fla14/03/2010 at 16:12

    Marco Andretti, he's under another car but okay. Taku crashed also

  • Joe in Fla14/03/2010 at 16:12

    Milka gained an easy 5 spots

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 16:13

    Taku crashed also

    The more things change...

    Is the Canadian ex-Ferrari F1 guy there?

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 16:13

    Yep - Dixon, Castroneves, Sato, Andretti and Moraes. Moraes sitting on top of Andretti, but Dixon and Castro have made it back to the pits.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 16:13

    Marco Andretti, he's under another car but okay. Taku crashed also

    One lap into the season and he has crashed already. Is his car magnetic?

  • Joe in Fla14/03/2010 at 16:13

    One lap into the season and he has crashed already. Is his car magnetic?

    we can only hope so

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 16:13

    Is the Canadian ex-Ferrari F1 guy there?

    Canadian ex-Ferrari?? Gilles?

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 16:14

    Yep - Dixon, Castroneves, Sato, Andretti and Moraes. Moraes sitting on top of Andretti, but Dixon and Castro have made it back to the pits.

    Ooooh, Dixon out. Is Dario leading, then?

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 16:14

    One lap into the season and he has crashed already. Is his car magnetic?

    He's a crash magnet alright

  • rethymnoracer14/03/2010 at 16:14

    Simona still the first lady driver in the race.

  • Joe in Fla14/03/2010 at 16:14

    Sato, Moraies, Marco, HCN and one of the Target cars involved

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 16:14

    Ooooh, Dixon out. Is Dario leading, then?

    Yep

  • Journeyer14/03/2010 at 16:15

    Simona still the first lady driver in the race.

    What? Not Danica?

    Who's she?

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 16:16

    Danica is having an awful weekend. Qualified 22nd out of 24 - is currently 13th

  • Joe in Fla14/03/2010 at 16:16

    Who's she?

    I saw her in F-BMW, a very good driver. There are 4 girls in the race

  • rethymnoracer14/03/2010 at 16:17

    Who's she?

    Simons de Silvestro.

    Should have won the Indy Lights title last year.

  • rethymnoracer14/03/2010 at 16:17

    Should be SimonA

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 16:17

    She's the Swiss-Miss (as they call her) and she's very good. She drove in Atlantics and not Lights

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 16:21

    If you're not seeing it, it's on Indycar.com with radio commentary or Channelsurfing.net with just engine sounds

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2010 at 16:21

    #fantasyracers

    LCM Barato's stellar performance saw it come 11096th in the overall league and penultimate place in the F1 Rejects league. It scored 120 points, had a driver (Chandhok) who score negative points and only one driver (Kovalainen) scoring more than 50 points.

    The school report says, "Must do better".

    LCM Alfa was only saved from a similar fate by the inspired choice of Felipe Massa. He scored 179 points, which was 58.3% of the entire team's tally! Kubica at least managed to finish and between him, Senna and de la Rosa, the team dragged in 307 points - but still didn't make the top 10000 overall or the top 400 in Fantasy Racers.

    LCM Fire Lizard had a middling race. Button and Hamilton performed well, bringing 159 and 179 points to the table respectively. The Force India drivers had more troubled races but even Sutil scored more points than any individual in LCM Alfa. LCM Fire Lizard attained 427 points to come 7524th in the overall league. It was 6th in the F1 Fanatics league.

    LCM Dragons was slightly disappointing. Then again, the only difference between it and LCM Fire Lizard this race was that Massa was in instead of Button. As a result, it scored 70 more points. It's 207th in the Panda Raing 2010 league.

    LCM Caro scored best of my teams. Having Alonso, Hamilton and Vettel in the same squad proved to be a good idea. So good that it got 637 points and stands 1595th in the overall league!

  • me14/03/2010 at 16:30

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/14/no-refuelling-equals-zero-entertainment/

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 17:12

    Hmmmm... thunderstorm in Brazil now - this a fun race

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 17:15

    Hmmmm... thunderstorm in Brazil now - this a fun race

    Just looked up at the feed on another screen and saw one car parked and lots of rain and assume the race had stopped but they are racing in the rain

  • rethymnoracer14/03/2010 at 17:15

    Simona not even bothering to take the first corner. Goes straight on with her slick tyres.

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 17:21

    No - they're under full course yellow because of a couple of spinners. The rain came very, very quickly

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 17:22

    Red flag in Brazil

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 17:23

    Red flag in Brazil

    Is it a temporary or permanent stop? Who is winning?

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 17:25

    Kubica has joined Trulli in Team Blame Sutil :)

    http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?id=47971&PO=47971

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 17:28

    Temporary. Rain has stopped. Looking for a restart in about 10 minutes

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 17:29

    You want bad weather? Check out these storm pics from where I used to live: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/3443374/Southerly-buster-hits-Wellington

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 17:31

    http://twitter.com/CroftyF1/

    Crofty has some good thoughts BTW...

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 18:00

    ....and we are go again

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 18:09

    Wrong thread. sorry

    Vettel did not have an exhaust problem but a problem with the engine electrics. I guess that means a Renault rather than Red Bull problem

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/82153

  • me14/03/2010 at 18:17

    blimey, it was photoshopped!

    The 18 world champions present in Bahrain were pulled together for a group photoshoot this afternoon. Unfortunately, it didn’t pan out as the organisers had hoped because Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher were late. They had to be shot separately and added to the shot using Photoshop.

    http://www.attwilliams.com/news/view/1257

  • RG14/03/2010 at 18:18

    blimey, it was photoshopped!

    I knew it.

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 18:19

    blimey, it was photoshopped!

    Thought it looked odd...

  • me14/03/2010 at 18:19

    blimey, it was photoshopped!

    I knew it.

    you did say. schumi is making a habit of being late.

    ...and williams still hate schumi.

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 18:20

    blimey, it was photoshopped!

    To be honest, a bunch of them look like they've been photoshopped in.

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 18:21

    I swear this is the 3rd time or so this weekend I've read about Schumi being late for something

  • RG14/03/2010 at 18:22

    you did say. schumi is making a habit of being late.

    Probably thinks he is the seven time world champion and everyone will wait for him cos he is Michael Schumacher.

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 18:30

    I didn't realise the drivers were actually protesting on the grid regarding their physios not being allowed access, by not going on the grid as well...

  • me14/03/2010 at 18:34

    is there a bbc forum replay anywhere, or do they not do that?

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 18:34

    should be on the bbc f1 page

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 18:35

    is there a bbc forum replay anywhere, or do they not do that?

    There's one on the BBCF1 page, as Leigh says

  • Janna14/03/2010 at 18:35

    is there a bbc forum replay anywhere, or do they not do that?

    From Jake's Twitter

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00rr5sw/Formula_1_2010_The_Bahrain_Grand_Prix_Forum/ For those saying they missed the forum!

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 18:37

    From Jake's Twitter

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00rr5sw/Formula_1_2010_The_Bahrain_Grand_Prix_Forum/ For those saying they missed the forum!

    Thanks Janna and Lukeh :)

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 18:39

    blimey, it was photoshopped!

    I am surprised those are the only two. Surtees looks like he is over-exposed, Mansell looks like he has been scaled down to fit the gap and Lauda looks like they could only find a waist up shot so they fitted him in where they could regardless how ridiculous it looks

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 18:40

    The Champions photo was definitely altered... here's the original that James Allen didn't use

    http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/405/champions60.jpg

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 18:40

    The Champions photo was definitely altered... here's the original that James Allen didn't use

    http://img101....1/405/champions60.jpg

    :D

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 18:40

    I swear this is the 3rd time or so this weekend I've read about Schumi being late for something

    He was half a second late finishing his quali lap

  • me14/03/2010 at 18:41

    The Champions photo was definitely altered... here's the original that James Allen didn't use

    http://img101....1/405/champions60.jpg

    :)

  • me14/03/2010 at 18:41

    I swear this is the 3rd time or so this weekend I've read about Schumi being late for something

    He was half a second late finishing his quali lap

    ehehehe.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 18:41

    Probably thinks he is the seven time world champion and everyone will wait for him cos he is Michael Schumacher.

    But there are proper racing legend in that photo who didn't cheat at all

  • me14/03/2010 at 18:46

    doh!

    noblef1: Sebastian Vettel's engine problem in Bahrain was caused by a faulty spark plug. He was mighty unlucky

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 18:47

    The Champions photo was definitely altered... here's the original that James Allen didn't use

    Prost is in that pic

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 18:48

    noblef1: Sebastian Vettel's engine problem in Bahrain was caused by a faulty spark plug. He was mighty unlucky

    It is a very long time since I heard of a plug failing. Mind you until the latest burst of openness (Glasnost?) we probably wouldn't have been told

  • me14/03/2010 at 18:49

    It is a very long time since I heard of a plug failing. Mind you until the latest burst of openness (Glasnost?) we probably wouldn't have been told

    would that be renaults fault?

  • lou14/03/2010 at 18:51

    am home from my rehearsal :) that wasn't as long as i expected it to be. everyone have a nice afternoon?

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 18:52

    Prost is in that pic

    You would think Williams could tell the difference between Prost who won a championship for them and Lauda who never raced for them. Prost is there and clearly Lauda not him was late and Lauda really was photoshopped in later in such a ridiculous manner.

    Looks to me like they left a slot for Schumacher but completely forgot Lauda

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 18:52

    am home from my rehearsal :) that wasn't as long as i expected it to be. everyone have a nice afternoon?

    Hiya :) yeah it's been fun. Giggles created a legendary moment that isn't worth spoiling unless you see it for yourself :D

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 18:53

    would that be renaults fault?

    Doubt it. Don't know who the plug supplier is. Champion, NGK ?? I don't see Renault making their own plugs. No-one even did that when the turbos were producing 1500 bhp in hand grenade specials for quali

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 18:53

    How did the rehearsals go?

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 18:54

    am home from my rehearsal :) that wasn't as long as i expected it to be. everyone have a nice afternoon?

    Bet you are glad it didn't take too long

  • me14/03/2010 at 18:54

    You would think Williams could tell the difference between Prost who won a championship for them and Lauda who never raced for them. Prost is there and clearly Lauda not him was late and Lauda really was photoshopped in later in such a ridiculous manner.

    oh wait, is that a stand in for scumi?

  • lou14/03/2010 at 18:55

    How did the rehearsals go?

    really really well. i think it's actually ready for the opening night. Shame we have rehearsals monday and tuesday till late. Only problem was a technical one, in that 'the chair' and the hatch weren't always lined up properly.. so we need to alter that tomorrow otherwise we'll have people getting really hurt as they fall.

  • lou14/03/2010 at 18:55

    Bet you are glad it didn't take too long

    i really am. it's fun, but i've got an interview tomorrow morning so i can do without being there till midnight.

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 18:57

    i really am. it's fun, but i've got an interview tomorrow morning so i can do without being there till midnight.

    Oooh, handy thats it's done for the evening then :)

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 18:57

    oh wait, is that a stand in for scumi?

    This is the photoshopped pic and everyone is in the same place as the other pic with Lauda and Schumacher added

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 18:57

    This is the photoshopped pic and everyone is in the same place as the other pic with Lauda and Schumacher added

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/

    Link should be http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/a-gallery-of-world-champions/ for anyone reading in future

  • me14/03/2010 at 18:57

    This is the photoshopped pic and everyone is in the same place as the other pic with Lauda and Schumacher added

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/

    but schumi is in both.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 18:58

    Red Bull don't mention the plug supplier in their info page

    http://www.redbullracing.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/001242807166675

    If they want more reliable plugs I suggest they dump their current supplier and use Giggles

  • me14/03/2010 at 19:00

    last call for voicemails about today's race, you has about 15mins to moan / celebrate.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 19:00

    but schumi is in both.

    I assume the Vader helmet had been put on someone else's head as a joke

  • me14/03/2010 at 19:01

    I assume the Vader helmet had been put on someone else's head as a joke

    that'd be lukeh :)

    try this:

    http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/wp-content/uploads/Picture-443.png

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 19:01

    last call for voicemails about today's race, you has about 15mins to moan / celebrate.

    Forgot about them. Give me a couple of minutes to formulate something sensible that Christine doesn't need to spend all week editing.

  • me14/03/2010 at 19:02

    last call for voicemails about today's race, you has about 15mins to moan / celebrate.

    Forgot about them. Give me a couple of minutes to formulate something sensible that Christine doesn't need to spend all week editing.

    i shoulda said:

    +44 121 28 87225

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 19:02

    that'd be lukeh :)

    I was confused because they shuffled HIM and Fittipaldi.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 19:04

    try this:

    The only person missing is Lauda not Schumacher or Prost. Someone at Williams is confused

  • lou14/03/2010 at 19:04

    http://www.jam...loads/Picture-443.png

    that is the worst picture i have ever seen of Jenson...

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 19:04

    I shall do a bit of plugging before I'm busy for a while... if you didn't see it earlier, I have my own little grading system for the races reviewing the action. Please feel free to check it out :) http://gridwalktalk.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/bahrain-grand-prix-2010-ferrari-reign-supreme/

  • me14/03/2010 at 19:04

    The only person missing is Lauda not Schumacher or Prost. Someone at Williams is confused

    it sort of looks like someone else, like they got the tea boy to stand in for the man.

  • James14/03/2010 at 19:05

    it sort of looks like someone else, like they got the tea boy to stand in for the man.

    indeed. I can't imagine him accepting being at the back almost hidden away from the rest.

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 19:10

    Phone message left - now off to get a shower and wash that race away

  • me14/03/2010 at 19:13

    Phone message left - now off to get a shower and wash that race away

    :)

    cheers.

  • Jordan F114/03/2010 at 19:18

    Will there be a live show today?

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 19:19

    Will there be a live show today?

    Not yet.

    Trust me, when the live show returns, we'll make a big fuss about it.

  • Jordan F114/03/2010 at 19:20

    Darn. You are not giving me an excess not to walk the dog in the rain....

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 19:24

    Message left eventually

  • me14/03/2010 at 19:25

    Darn. You are not giving me an excess not to walk the dog in the rain....

    2 weeks (ish), chap.

  • me14/03/2010 at 19:26

    Message left eventually

    ta.

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 19:31

    Good evening. I now have a netbook. :) An HP with Win7

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 19:32

    Good evening. I now have a netbook. :) An HP with Win7

    Snap! :P

    Evening pat

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 19:37

    Good evening. I now have a netbook. :) An HP with Win7

    Nice!

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 19:37

    Since it is too late for a message (and I prefer to leave thoughts in written form anyway), here are my general thoughts.....

    The Bahrain race was a big let down. I think the excessive field spread was due in equal parts to the no-refuelling and to the changes to the track layout.

    I was expecting a small group of cars to pull away from the field but I had hoped they'd be able to use tyre strategy to make a race of it. In some respect every team was feeling their way a bit so I hope on a shorter track and with teams being a little less tentative as they grow more comfortable, the situation will improve a little. The main problem remains the same as the main problem in 2009 - the aero effect on the following car. Messing about with tyre stops isn't going to change that.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 19:37

    Too late to leave a message?

  • me14/03/2010 at 19:38

    Too late to leave a message?

    go for it, show delayed due to f1 minute recording :)

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 19:39

    Snap! :P

    Cool :)

    It was a nice early birthday present, since I'll be on holiday for the day itself.

  • me14/03/2010 at 19:39

    Since it is too late for a message (and I prefer to leave thoughts in written form anyway), here are my general thoughts.....

    we can read those out, or you still have chance to ring.

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 19:40

    we can read those out, or you still have chance to ring.

    I'm terrible at speaking out loud, I stumble and get flustered. I'd like to expand my thoughts a bit and since I wasn't here earlier I was going to do that anyway, whether you use them or not. I may put them in a different thread.

  • me14/03/2010 at 19:41

    I'm terrible at speaking out loud, I stumble and get flustered. I'd like to expand my thoughts a bit and since I wasn't here earlier I was going to do that anyway, whether you use them or not. I may put them in a different thread.

    no worries, go for it.

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 19:42

    I'm terrible at speaking out loud, I stumble and get flustered. I'd like to expand my thoughts a bit and since I wasn't here earlier I was going to do that anyway, whether you use them or not. I may put them in a different thread.

    Sounds like a guest post to me!

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 19:43

    I actually really enjoyed today. Sorry if that's controversial. Maybe that's partly down to my amazing predictioning success though which Nick is still trying to muscle in on :P

    It might be wise to let him tbh. Then I can at least blame the inevitable downturn on him :D

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 19:44

    Sounds like a guest post to me!

    That may be better actually, it is very much a blog post sort of thing.

    I had no access to live timing because despite the app being available for my Nokia, it wouldn't accept the @ symbol, and I didn't have my netbook yet. Plus I had Legard.

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 19:44

    Wow Alison. Stop being so controversial

    ;)

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 19:45

    I actually really enjoyed today. Sorry if that's controversial. Maybe that's partly down to my amazing predictioning success though which Nick is still trying to muscle in on :P

    We definitely need a voicemail if it's positive!

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 19:45

    That may be better actually, it is very much a blog post sort of thing.

    I had no access to live timing because despite the app being available for my Nokia, it wouldn't accept the @ symbol, and I didn't have my netbook yet. Plus I had Legard.

    My thoughts go with you pat. My internet and freeview were going all wrong today and luckily my net settled in the end with 5 live streaming. But in the time I had legard on he was driving me mental.

  • James14/03/2010 at 19:46

    We definitely need a voicemail if it's positive!

    I knew I forgot to do something earlier :(

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 19:46

    I knew I forgot to do something earlier :(

    Do it, do it.

  • James14/03/2010 at 19:47

    Do it, do it.

    I don't have the time now. I'm about to head out.

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 19:47

    I did check comments and twitter very briefly on my phone

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 19:47

    We definitely need a voicemail if it's positive!

    Aaaargh what would I say??

    NIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK help me!!!!

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 19:47

    I don't have the time now. I'm about to head out.

    Boooo.

  • James14/03/2010 at 19:48

    Boooo.

    If Alonso wins again, I will do an extra long one ;)

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 19:48

    Aaaargh what would I say??

    Just say what you thought of the race, of how Vettel did, and if the result surprised you or not. Easy peasy. 0121 28 87225 :)

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 19:48

    If Alonso wins again, I will do an extra long one ;)

    Deal :)

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 19:48

    I actually really enjoyed today. Sorry if that's controversial

    I wrote some notes for a voicemail I left and it ended up being positive

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 19:49

    Right.

    I somehow managed to get in every F1 session, every IRL session and every GP2 session (bar one). Time to go outside and refresh myself in the pub

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 19:49

    Sent a VM ;)

  • James14/03/2010 at 19:49

    Deal :)

    *secretly hopes it will be forgotten about* ;)

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 19:50

    Sent a VM ;)

    Woooo!

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 19:50

    NIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK help me!!!!

    You say he had nothing to do with your FR team and as soon as you are asked a question you are begging him for help. They want your opinion not his.

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 19:50

    *secretly hopes it will be forgotten about* ;)

    It probably will!

  • James14/03/2010 at 19:50

    It probably will!

    hehe well lets hope i remember :P

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 19:51

    Right.

    I somehow managed to get in every F1 session, every IRL session and every GP2 session (bar one). Time to go outside and refresh myself in the pub

    Who won the IRL race. I was watching it with the sound down listening to Giggles radio. I ended up very confused. At one point I said out loud "who is driving that?" and Giggles said John Mayer.

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 19:53

    Will Power took Hunter-Reay on the second-last lap after Briscoe crashed out from the lead under pressure with 6 laps to go.

    Fantastic race in the end.

  • lou14/03/2010 at 19:53

    looks like it was all smiles at mclaren this weekend..

    http://img202.imageshack.us/i/gdgf.jpg/

    http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/9749/lat201003131322586pv.jpg

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 19:53

    Will Power took Hunter-Reay on the second-last lap after Briscoe crashed out from the lead under pressure with 6 laps to go.

    Fantastic race in the end.

    Thanks!

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 19:54

    Hellooo Peoples. I've been away from my computer today so couldn't live comment!

    How did we all think the race was? The people i was with had mixed reactions....

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 19:54

    Sorry RubberGoat

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 19:55

    The people i was with had mixed reactions....

    They'd be correct

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 19:55

    How did we all think the race was? The people i was with had mixed reactions....

    We all thought it was one of the best races in recent memory. It had everything, trees, sand, urm... Jacques. Yep.

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 19:55

    looks like it was all smiles at mclaren this weekend..

    Aww, cheer up Jense!

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 19:55

    We all thought it was one of the best races in recent memory. It had everything, trees, sand, urm... Jacques. Yep.

    I enjoyed the beginning and the end!

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 19:56

    F1 Minute stuff:

    http://www.f1minute.com/2010/03/14/14-mar-10-alonso-leads-a-ferrari-1-2-in-bahrain/

    http://www.f1minute.com/2010/03/14/fernandos-first-for-ferrari/

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 19:57

    This shows the difference in F1. While you are a competing world champion you get someone to push your hands in clay. When you won it 30 years ago you do it yourself because no-one needs to be nice to you any more

    http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/9749/lat201003131322586pv.jpg

  • Amy14/03/2010 at 20:03

    oh my this morning is certainly a struggle. More sleep please!

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 20:19

    Dear BBC, Please put the forum up, I wanna watch.

    Ta

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 20:19

    Dear BBC, Please put the forum up, I wanna watch.

    It was linked to earlier.

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 20:19

    Christine, I sent you an email. It seemed a bit less terrifying than skype recording. Dw if I spent too much time faffing :)

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 20:20

    Christine, I sent you an email. It seemed a bit less terrifying than skype recording. Dw if I spent too much time faffing :)

    Oooh, fabulous! Thank you :)

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 20:20

    Dear BBC, Please put the forum up, I wanna watch.

    dear Jon, http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00rr5sw/Formula_1_2010_The_Bahrain_Grand_Prix_Forum/

    Yours sincerly, BBC

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 20:20

    Christine, I sent you an email. It seemed a bit less terrifying than skype recording. Dw if I spent too much time faffing :)

    and if you want to use any of my comment feel free to lift the bits you want and to chop it around into normal English

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 20:21

    I now realise I have Mr C's affliction of talking very fast.

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 20:21

    Yours sincerly, BBC

    oh they aren't putting it all on the iplayer now :(

    BOOO

    Thank you Mr Lukeh :)

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 20:22

    oh they aren't putting it all on the iplayer now :(

    It was never on iplayer before was it? Just on their website. I was surprised to see practice on iplayer the other day too.

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 20:23

    It was never on iplayer before was it? Just on their website. I was surprised to see practice on iplayer the other day too.

    BOO

    yeah they are, i guess they want more use of it.

    GR

  • me14/03/2010 at 20:23

    I now realise I have Mr C's affliction of talking very fast.

    it's not an affliction, it's called "being awesome" :)

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 20:25

    it's not an affliction, it's called "being awesome" :)

    Maybe I speak so fast to cover up the fact that what I'm saying is mainly rubbish. There's too much for people to process, they'll never know

    #confidential

  • lou14/03/2010 at 20:33

    i'm just watching the f1 forum that i missed earlier... i'm sad that Jenson said no refuelling is easier for them :(

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 20:34

    I now realise I have Mr C's affliction of talking very fast.

    Really good voice/e-mail Alison, thank you :) I don't think you talk anywhere near as fast as Mr C, so you must have some idea what you're talking about! He's way more waffley.

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 20:35

    Really good voice/e-mail Alison, thank you :) I don't think you talk anywhere near as fast as Mr C, so you must have some idea what you're talking about! He's way more waffley.

    Yeah that really wasn't the first try..... I did it the first time and it was a proper garble!

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 20:42

    Really good voice/e-mail Alison, thank you :) I don't think you talk anywhere near as fast as Mr C, so you must have some idea what you're talking about! He's way more waffley.

    I like how there's different types of waffling - the smoothly spoken Alex waffle, quite slow in it's delivery but none the less interesting, then you have the Mr C waffle, which invents such words as jumpbling and herfdler.

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 20:42

    I like how there's different types of waffling - the smoothly spoken Alex waffle, quite slow in it's delivery but none the less interesting, then you have the Mr C waffle, which invents such words as jumpbling and herfdler.

    Nerfherdler!

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 20:43

    Nerfherdler!

    Oops, nerfherdler :) I know there was a bit missing!

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 20:43

    Oops, nerfherdler :) I know there was a bit missing!

    My favourite thing about the jumpbling is Mr C's sheer disdain at himself.

    WHAT'S A JUMPBLING??

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 20:45

    We're about to start recording a show, and Mr C has to turn the comments off because he can't multi-task. I can say all kinds of mean things about him now.

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 20:45

    We're about to start recording a show, and Mr C has to turn the comments off because he can't multi-task. I can say all kinds of mean things about him now.

    We await the outtakes :P

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 20:46

    I now realise I have Mr C's affliction of talking very fast.

    it's not an affliction, it's called "being awesome" :)

    He has to do it cos Christine listens at double speed

  • lou14/03/2010 at 20:47

    ahahahahah - http://twitpic.com/18m9sk - ahahahaha :D

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 20:48

    Nerfherdler!

    I thought it was Nerf hurdler - someone hurdling nerfs

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 20:49

    We're about to start recording a show, and Mr C has to turn the comments off because he can't multi-task. I can say all kinds of mean things about him now.

    Make sure the FBFB doesn't tell him. Not sure I trust it

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 20:49

    I thought it was Nerf hurdler - someone hurdling nerfs

    herding, rather than herdling. I don't know what a nerf is.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 20:51

    herding, rather than herdling. I don't know what a nerf is.

    I meant Mr C's version. No idea either but I think people should hurdle them. Herding them is cruel.

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 20:51

    ahahahahah - http://twitpic.com/18m9sk - ahahahaha :D

    Karun looks petrified!

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 20:51

    I meant Mr C's version. No idea either but I think people should hurdle them. Herding them is cruel.

    The only nerf I know is this one. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerf

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 20:52

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_creatures#Nerf

    "Nerfs are grumpy, antlered herbivores, resembling yaks, raised on many planets, including Alderaan, Gestron and Corellia, for their milk and meat. The average nerf is roughly half a meter long and well over a meter tall. They have long, dull horns protruding from the head."

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 20:52

    The only nerf I know is this one. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerf

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

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 20:54

    Twitter is interesting :)

    Two people from my little town are on there, F1 fans both

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 21:11

    On a HRT note, can someone explain why Chandhock was allowed to go into qualifying, there was alot of talk yesterday saying he had to complete 3 laps before qualifying otherwise he couldnt take part. MSA rules say its 3 laps in or before qualifying, so are FIA rules the same? or did they give him a special dispensation.

  • Fionn14/03/2010 at 21:12

    So why is Franchitti given a Scottish flag while the others use the union flag? Anyone know?

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 21:17

    On a HRT note, can someone explain why Chandhock was allowed to go into qualifying, there was alot of talk yesterday saying he had to complete 3 laps before qualifying otherwise he couldnt take part. MSA rules say its 3 laps in or before qualifying, so are FIA rules the same? or did they give him a special dispensation.

    Manipe posted a tweet saying that according to a particular reg qualifying is regarded as practise. In club racing with no FP you have to do three quali laps so I guess F1 is the same. Not how I understood the F1 rules but Manipe was right and the bbc got it wrong

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 21:18

    So why is Franchitti given a Scottish flag while the others use the union flag? Anyone know?

    No Scottish racing driver would use that flag

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 21:20

    No Scottish racing driver would use that flag

    A few years ago SParco (I think) sent out overalls to a group of Scottish drivers (DC, McNish, Franchitti, Cleland, the McRaes probably more) with the union flag on them. Every single one independently sent them back asking for it to be changed

  • paul14/03/2010 at 21:26

    So is the season over, are we resigned to a whole bunch of no-passing races?

  • RG14/03/2010 at 21:27

    So is the season over, are we resigned to a whole bunch of no-passing races?

    Nah, there are the one off races like Australia, Brazil and wherever the rain decides to come down on.

  • paul14/03/2010 at 21:28

    Nah, there are the one off races like Australia, Brazil and wherever the rain decides to come down on.

    I'm hoping the next one will be a race. I paid good money for tickets!

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 21:28

    So why is Franchitti given a Scottish flag while the others use the union flag? Anyone know?

    No Scottish racing driver would use that flag

    But in the official series listings?

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 21:29

    So is the season over, are we resigned to a whole bunch of no-passing races?

    No way. We are in for a great season.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 21:30

    But in the official series listings?

    It's the only decent thing for them to do.

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 21:30

    So is the season over, are we resigned to a whole bunch of no-passing races?

    They won't all be like this.

  • paul14/03/2010 at 21:30

    No way. We are in for a great season.

    That's not what I expected from you! I hope you are right. Maybe it was just the Bahrain track.....

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 21:31

    It's the only decent thing for them to do.

    It has always annoyed me. They should be consistent. Either have a UK flag for all, or if the Scottish drivers want their flag the English should have theirs... it is senseless to mix them.

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 21:31

    No way. We are in for a great season.

    :D

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 21:32

    It has always annoyed me. They should be consistent. Either have a UK flag for all, or if the Scottish drivers want their flag the English should have theirs... it is senseless to mix them.

    I'm sure they could have them if they asked....

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 21:33

    No way. We are in for a great season.

    :D

    That's the spirit! Australia will be awesome!

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 21:33

    I'm slightly worried that I don't have enough time to prepare for my holiday. I've got blogging to do, prep the laptop so I can watch/listen to stuff on the plane, washing, finish packing. in two evenings.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 21:34

    I'm slightly worried that I don't have enough time to prepare for my holiday. I've got blogging to do, prep the laptop so I can watch/listen to stuff on the plane, washing, finish packing. in two evenings.

    Are you off to see your sis?

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 21:34

    I'm sure they could have them if they asked....

    A lot of the reason scottish people won't use the union jack is because it's commonly referred to as English.

    I guess there's not so many racist undertones associated with being a proud Scot.

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 21:35

    I'm sure they could have them if they asked....

    A lot of the reason scottish people won't use the union jack is because it's commonly referred to as English.

    I guess there's not so many racist undertones associated with being a proud Scot.

    It's honestly never crossed my mind. Dosen't bother me at all. GB isn't a country, so if a scottish/english/welsh/irish person wants to have their own countries flag them im behind them!

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 21:35

    That's not what I expected from you! I hope you are right. Maybe it was just the Bahrain track.....

    I have wanted re-fuelling banned since it was first thought of. Actual wheel to wheel racing has not been as good as it should be for a very long time and during his tenure Max introduced a load of fake things like compulsory pit stops to artifically change positions and have fake overtakes of cars that are only temporarily on the same part of the track because one has pitted and the other hasn't and is 60-70kg lighter.

    Now we are back to the situation where in the majority of cases to gain a position a driver has to pass the man in front and that is how it should be. The on track action was not good today because some moron changed the circuit layout.

    I know all season people are going to point out the negatives as if the previous rules provided fabulous racing because people love the status quo

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 21:37

    I know all season people are going to point out the negatives as if the previous rules provided fabulous racing because people love the status quo

    I don't think people will point it out because we've had fabulous racing before, they just want better racing.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 21:37

    It has always annoyed me. They should be consistent. Either have a UK flag for all, or if the Scottish drivers want their flag the English should have theirs... it is senseless to mix them.

    I agree. The Scottish should decide what flag the English use ;)

    Carl Fogarty always had an English flag on his bike. It is really their choice

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 21:38

    Now we are back to the situation where in the majority of cases to gain a position a driver has to pass the man in front and that is how it should be. The on track action was not good today because some moron changed the circuit layout.

    How do big fat elephant cars get round anything though?

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 21:38

    How do big fat elephant cars get round anything though?

    And all the pitstops are the generally same length so you cant really jump anyone in those

  • paul14/03/2010 at 21:39

    Now we are back to the situation where in the majority of cases to gain a position a driver has to pass the man in front and that is how it should be. The on track action was not good today because some moron changed the circuit layout.

    The problem I saw was that these cars, especially the top 8, are so close in speed, and so dependent on aero, that they just cannot overtake one another. Even with the supposed Mclaren speed advantage. Unless someone goes crazy with tyre strategy I can see a lot of processions.

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 21:39

    Are you off to see your sis?

    I am!

  • RG14/03/2010 at 21:39

    Carl Fogarty always had an English flag on his bike. It is really their choice

    I do prefer to have an English flag next to my name, you can see it in FR and racing series I drive, I wear English not British.

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 21:39

    It's honestly never crossed my mind. Dosen't bother me at all. GB isn't a country, so if a scottish/english/welsh/irish person wants to have their own countries flag them im behind them!

    I don't really care at all. The only person I've met that would ever have an argument about my national identity is Nick. I really think people can wave whatever flag they like. If you feel British or English is no odds to me.

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 21:40

    I don't really care at all. The only person I've met that would ever have an argument about my national identity is Nick. I really think people can wave whatever flag they like. If you feel British or English is no odds to me.

    definitely!

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 21:40

    I don't really care at all. The only person I've met that would ever have an argument about my national identity is Nick. I really think people can wave whatever flag they like. If you feel British or English is no odds to me.

    Agreed! I change like the wind, which people do find amusing ;)

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 21:41

    Funny tweet from during the IndyCar race

    Lightning in the area. Great, as I'm the one who holds a stop sign attached to a long metal pole!

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 21:41

    It's honestly never crossed my mind. Dosen't bother me at all. GB isn't a country, so if a scottish/english/welsh/irish person wants to have their own countries flag them im behind them!

    I really don't want to go into the history and the politics but the only reason Scotland is not an independent country is beacuse Scotland decided it needed a colony and rather cleverly chose Panama. Unfortunately it turned out to be a complete disaster and something like a quarter of Scotland's wealth was lost. Queen Anne of England saw this as an opportunity to stop all the feuding between the countries so she offered to give a chunk of money (bribe) to the Scottish barons who basically owned the country in return for them selling the country out.

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 21:41

    I don't really care at all. The only person I've met that would ever have an argument about my national identity is Nick. I really think people can wave whatever flag they like. If you feel British or English is no odds to me.

    Agreed! I change like the wind, which people do find amusing ;)

    I change depending on which sport I'm watching :)

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 21:42

    How do big fat elephant cars get round anything though?

    The cars are narrower than they used to be. They need to sort out the aero out though to give us the kind of racing we deserve. Shooting Tilke would help too

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 21:43

    You gotta see the headline on this page: http://www.pitflaps.co.uk

    :D

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 21:43

    The cars are narrower than they used to be. They need to sort out the aero out though to give us the kind of racing we deserve. Shooting Tilke would help too

    I agree about the cars, but getting rid of refuelling without changing the cars (and without mandating atleast 2 stops) was never going to work

  • Turkey Machine14/03/2010 at 21:44

    We're about to start recording a show, and Mr C has to turn the comments off because he can't multi-task. I can say all kinds of mean things about him now.

    I picked a good time to give Sidepodcast a voicemail, eh? :D

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 21:44

    You gotta see the headline on this page: http://www.pitflaps.co.uk

    LOL at the EJ caption

    Can you think of a single thing this man could tell you that would be of any use to absolutely anyone?

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 21:44

    The problem I saw was that these cars, especially the top 8, are so close in speed, and so dependent on aero, that they just cannot overtake one another. Even with the supposed Mclaren speed advantage. Unless someone goes crazy with tyre strategy I can see a lot of processions.

    They are not always all going to be on the same tyre strategy and they are not all always going to set their cars up the same. Some will set them up more for quali and other will take a hit in quali to get a better race set up. The trouble is if you have 8 slow corners following each other you get field spread

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 21:44

    I agree about the cars, but getting rid of refuelling without changing the cars (and without mandating atleast 2 stops) was never going to work

    Change the cars yes, I won't ever agree to telling people they have to stop more than once, that's contrived.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 21:45

    I do prefer to have an English flag next to my name, you can see it in FR and racing series I drive, I wear English not British.

    Quite right to

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 21:45

    You gotta see the headline on this page: http://www.pitflaps.co.uk

    swear alarm

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 21:46

    Change the cars yes, I won't ever agree to telling people they have to stop more than once, that's contrived.

    I don't like it either but unless they change the cars they'll have too otherwise it'll just be boring

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 21:46

    You gotta see the headline on this page: http://www.pitflaps.co.uk

    swear alarm

    Oops!

    Or: The original name for HRT?

    Scuderia Hispania Innovation Team?

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 21:47

    I agree about the cars, but getting rid of refuelling without changing the cars (and without mandating atleast 2 stops) was never going to work

    If you mandate two pit stops they are just going to wait for the stops rather than try to pass like before. We need tracks with longer, wider straight

  • paul14/03/2010 at 21:48

    They are not always all going to be on the same tyre strategy and they are not all always going to set their cars up the same.

    That's part of the problem. I think they will always be pretty much the same

  • Turkey Machine14/03/2010 at 21:48

    Scuderia Hispania Innovation Team?

    :D

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 21:48

    Change the cars yes, I won't ever agree to telling people they have to stop more than once, that's contrived.

    I think two tyre compounds and one stop is contrived

  • Dank14/03/2010 at 21:49

    Strangely mesmerising is this: http://premium1.uploadit.org/pingu666//jaime-wink.gif

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 21:50

    If you mandate two pit stops they are just going to wait for the stops rather than try to pass like before. We need tracks with longer, wider straight

    In an ideal world we need wide tracks with longer straights, better cars and no refuelling. I'm saying as we currently have it.

  • James14/03/2010 at 21:50

    Strangely mesmerising is this: http://premium...gu666//jaime-wink.gif

    also creepy...

    where is that from?

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 21:50

    Strangely mesmerising is this: http://premium...gu666//jaime-wink.gif

    Hey buddy

  • paul14/03/2010 at 21:50

    I think two tyre compounds and one stop is contrived

    Yes it is. It contrived to make the only real passes for the leaders in the race too.

  • Dank14/03/2010 at 21:51

    On a Jaime-theme. What the bejesus is this all about? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq9XW8tKDYE

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 21:52

    On a Jaime-theme. What the bejesus is this all about? http://www.you...m/watch?v=cq9XW8tKDYE

    I love the Japanese :D

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 21:52

    On a Jaime-theme. What the bejesus is this all about? http://www.you...m/watch?v=cq9XW8tKDYE

    wow. well.

    oh.

    just.

    wow

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 21:53

    BBC2 space bloke is doing the Saturn moon thing that I did on sidepodradio in answer to (RG's?) question

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 21:54

    In an ideal world we need wide tracks with longer straights, better cars and no refuelling. I'm saying as we currently have it.

    We need to head toward the ideal not hide behind pitstops and hope one day someone will change everything and make it right.

    To me I am watching a sporting competition and not an entertainment and above all the sporting competition must be fair to the participants. There is no way a driver should ever take a position from another by any means other than passing him. Having a bunch of statisticians find an empty piece of track for their man to gain time on another is not racing

  • Turkey Machine14/03/2010 at 21:54

    On a Jaime-theme. What the bejesus is this all about? http://www.you...m/watch?v=cq9XW8tKDYE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-UZOx0zjgg

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 21:55

    Yes it is. It contrived to make the only real passes for the leaders in the race too.

    And that is wrong. Make them race on the track

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 21:56

    On a Jaime-theme. What the bejesus is this all about? http://www.you...m/watch?v=cq9XW8tKDYE

    An F1 car power steering. Oh Joy

  • paul14/03/2010 at 21:57

    And that is wrong. Make them race on the track

    I suppose we have to wait for other tracks. But neither Webber or Button were able to do anything all race. They just sat there.

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 21:58

    That track is pretty stupid. Hamilton struggled to get round Barrichello and he had a much faster car and fresh tyres.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:01

    That track is pretty stupid. Hamilton struggled to get round Barrichello and he had a much faster car and fresh tyres.

    You gotta wonder why they did it, and why they keep doing this? It seems like any idiot knows what makes a good track yet the guys who pay millions to make these circuits from scratch get it wrong every time.

    Bahrain was OK before this year and then they had to go and ruin it... the only explanation is that they did it because it looked good on TV...

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:04

    I suppose we have to wait for other tracks. But neither Webber or Button were able to do anything all race. They just sat there.

    But that is what has happened for ages. The only difference is we didn't get Kobayashi pass someone who would finish 12 places ahead of him because he was 70kg lighter. Now that he has to race and deliver he failed

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:05

    But that is what has happened for ages. The only difference is we didn't get Kobayashi pass someone who would finish 12 places ahead of him because he was 70kg lighter. Now that he has to race and deliver he failed

    that's a good point. but at least his pass was entertaining.

    i'll take fake over bordem if that's the choice.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:05

    Bahrain was OK before this year and then they had to go and ruin it... the only explanation is that they did it because it looked good on TV...

    My guess is they were worried about the slow cars being really slow and this way they would get lapped less often and had less chance of screwing up someone's race

  • RG14/03/2010 at 22:06

    But that is what has happened for ages. The only difference is we didn't get Kobayashi pass someone who would finish 12 places ahead of him because he was 70kg lighter. Now that he has to race and deliver he failed

    He only failed because the, car failed on him..

  • paul14/03/2010 at 22:08

    Mr C!

    Just wanted to say all the new race summary stuff on the blog is totally totally awesome. Well done to you and Christine.

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:08

    But that is what has happened for ages. The only difference is we didn't get Kobayashi pass someone who would finish 12 places ahead of him because he was 70kg lighter. Now that he has to race and deliver he failed

    He only failed because the, car failed on him..

    Totally. Would be unfair to compare this season and last. He only had 11 laps

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:09

    Just wanted to say all the new race summary stuff on the blog is totally totally awesome. Well done to you and Christine.

    thanking you paul. am very pleased it worked, and that people found it useful. it took 12 months to make it happen, but it was worth the wait i hope.

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 22:10

    thanking you paul. am very pleased it worked, and that people found it useful. it took 12 months to make it happen, but it was worth the wait i hope.

    I can't speak for everyone but the FBFB is mindblowing stuff. And now even in the usual mind = blown thing, it is just awesome, awesome work :)

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:10

    i'll take fake over bordem if that's the choice.

    But that is why the problems have existed so long.

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:11

    I can't speak for everyone but the FBFB is mindblowing stuff. And now even in the usual mind = blown thing, it is just awesome, awesome work :)

    (hugs)

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:11

    But that is why the problems have existed so long.

    i'm not sure i understand. i thought the problems exist because people in charge are basically stupid.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:11

    Totally. Would be unfair to compare this season and last. He only had 11 laps

    OK I will wait a couple of races before I condemn him as a failure

  • Turkey Machine14/03/2010 at 22:12

    But that is why the problems have existed so long.

    Fake was adding adjustable front wing flaps that do sweet FA for overtaking. Fake was reducing the rear wing size to reduce some of the downforce. Increase the mechanical grip, you increase the wake.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:12

    thanking you paul. am very pleased it worked, and that people found it useful. it took 12 months to make it happen, but it was worth the wait i hope.

    Because of all the race discussion it hasn't been mentioned but it is awesome

  • paul14/03/2010 at 22:13

    Because of all the race discussion it hasn't been mentioned but it is awesome

    I can't imagine the work that goes in to the race notes and all... I'm really impressed.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:13

    thanking you paul. am very pleased it worked, and that people found it useful. it took 12 months to make it happen, but it was worth the wait i hope.

    Because of all the race discussion it hasn't been mentioned but it is awesome

    Anything that allows for a centralised knowledge base during and after the action has to be awesome - no need for silly questions and a great reference guide for post race blogging!

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 22:14

    May I ask everyone a question regarding today's race?

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 22:14

    Anything that allows for a centralised knowledge base during and after the action has to be awesome - no need for silly questions and a great reference guide for post race blogging!

    Oh dear :(

    I'll just go home now. Everything I know was learned by asking stupid questions :P

  • RG14/03/2010 at 22:14

    OK I will wait a couple of races before I condemn him as a failure

    Why do I keep defending Kobayashi, I don't even like him.

    What difference is he to say, a Vettel who apparantly couldn't overtake to save his life?

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 22:14

    May I ask everyone a question regarding today's race?

    Go for it!

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:14

    no need for silly questions and a great reference guide for post race blogging!

    If you could do that for GP2, F2, F3, WSR, GP3, FFord, FRenault and any other series you fancy....it would be appreciated ;)

    :D

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 22:15

    What difference is he to say, a Vettel who apparantly couldn't overtake to save his life?

    That's not true!!!

  • RG14/03/2010 at 22:15

    I can't imagine the work that goes in to the race notes and all... I'm really impressed.

    I love it, you hardly need to have twitter open anymore which saves on space :)

  • RG14/03/2010 at 22:15

    That's not true!!!

    I said apparantly!

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 22:15

    (I'm going write this as an entry to the blog during the week)

    With the double-diffuser not being banned until next year, has the no-refuelling rule come in one year too early?

  • paul14/03/2010 at 22:15

    If you could do that for GP2, F2, F3, WSR, GP3, FFord, FRenault and any other series you fancy....it would be appreciated ;)

    Hold on, aren't you the feeder series guy?

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:15

    Anything that allows for a centralised knowledge base during and after the action has to be awesome - no need for silly questions and a great reference guide for post race blogging!

    Oh dear :(

    I'll just go home now. Everything I know was learned by asking stupid questions :P

    Nononono - I meant that I keep missing stuff and asking people here annoying questions - the FBFB really helped me take it all in today!

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:15

    That's not true!!!

    I think we can sort this out.

    Answer 2 questions;

    How many people did he overtake?

    How many people overtook him?

    Which number is bigger?

    :D point proven :D :D

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 22:16

    I love it, you hardly need to have twitter open anymore which saves on space :)

    Especially useful when twitter is going to die....during a race....

    Good timing, like!

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:16

    Hold on, aren't you the feeder series guy?

    I am but I'm rubbish knowing whats going on in a race!

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:16

    I am but I'm rubbish knowing whats going on in a race!

    *after it

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:16

    I love it, you hardly need to have twitter open anymore which saves on space :)

    Especially useful when twitter is going to die....during a race....

    Good timing, like!

    Do you not think F1 killed twitter?

  • Turkey Machine14/03/2010 at 22:16

    With the double-diffuser not being banned until next year, has the no-refuelling rule come in one year too early?

    Ooh, good spot that man.

    Yes, probably. Too many rule changes in too short a period. It's 2005/6 all over again.

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 22:17

    Do you not think F1 killed twitter?

    It was dead houuuuurs before the F1 was on. Like, the early hours until 6pm or so until was stable.

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 22:17

    :D point proven :D :D

    I'm sure Gavin's head is about to explode having read that....

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 22:17

    (I'm going write this as an entry to the blog during the week)

    With the double-diffuser not being banned until next year, has the no-refuelling rule come in one year too early?

    No, the diffuser ban is one year too late. Or two.

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:18

    I'm sure Gavin's head is about to explode having read that....

    aha. am just messing with your head

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 22:18

    No, the diffuser ban is one year too late. Or two.

    What I mean is, wouldn't the two changes work better together?

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 22:18

    aha. am just messing with your head

    Is your name Nick?

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:19

    Is your name Nick?

    *checks the label in his clothes*

    nope!

  • paul14/03/2010 at 22:19

    What I mean is, wouldn't the two changes work better together?

    Probably. Anything to reduce aero is a good thing.

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 22:19

    What I mean is, wouldn't the two changes work better together?

    The diffuser ban is essential for making the other changes work.

  • Turkey Machine14/03/2010 at 22:19

    No, the diffuser ban is one year too late. Or two.

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU!!!!!!!!

  • lou14/03/2010 at 22:20

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU!!!!!!!!

    hi, what did i miss?

  • Turkey Machine14/03/2010 at 22:20

    hi, what did i miss?

    He spoke bad about Brawn. Get him!

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 22:21

    He spoke bad about Brawn. Get him!

    No he didn't!

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:21

    :D point proven :D :D

    I'm sure Gavin's head is about to explode having read that....

    Sorry what was that? I just had to pick my brains up off the floor...

  • Turkey Machine14/03/2010 at 22:21

    hi, what did i miss?

    BTW, your headping's awesome. Wish mine was as good.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:21

    i'm not sure i understand. i thought the problems exist because people in charge are basically stupid.

    That is the fundamental problem. If you look at the history of the problem you see that it started when aero got really sophisticated in the late 70s with ground effect so the banned sliding skirts and made the cars lethal, then they made a 6cm minimum ride height compulsory so everyone had cars that were lega in the pits but illegal on the track and still lethal. Then they banned turbos a couple of seasons after they became compulsory.

    And they have gone on in that manner. making tweaks of the technical regs without dealing with the fundamental problem that cars with a wing on the nose will always struggle to pass each other unless they are extremely unsophisticated.

    So rather than tackle the problem we have had fake pit stops, compulsory re-fuelling etc. We got narrower cars with more aero and less mechanical grip through grooved tyres and then after a dozen years we got less aero (at least in theory) and more mechanical grip through slicks. Two polar opposite solutions supposedly both going to give the same result. Almost the definition of moron and close enough to Einstein's definition of insanity.

    At the same time we have gone for long, natural, fast tracks to mickey mouse nonsense like Valencia, Singapore etc.

  • paul14/03/2010 at 22:22

    Speaking of used-to-be-brawn, I think Nico is now my hero :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 22:22

    @Lou,

    I basically asked if the refuelling ban has come a year too early?

  • lou14/03/2010 at 22:22

    He spoke bad about Brawn. Get him!

    who, what? they aren't even a team.. how did they do something wrong?

    No he didn't!

    alrighty then...

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:23

    Anything that allows for a centralised knowledge base during and after the action has to be awesome - no need for silly questions and a great reference guide for post race blogging!

    On the subject of silly questions did anyone consider that someone was the dreaded you know who to day?

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 22:23

    *checks the label in his clothes*

    nope!

    In that case, stop bullying me! It's not allowed.

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:23

    On the subject of silly questions did anyone consider that someone was the dreaded you know who to day?

    oooh, no. who?

  • lou14/03/2010 at 22:23

    BTW, your headping's awesome. Wish mine was as good.

    haha have been attempting to put together a project for my uni interview tomorrow, i'm around.. just kinda working/lurking. I saw a comment appear, clicked on the tab and it was that one... headpings work in mysterious ways.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:24

    What difference is he to say, a Vettel who apparantly couldn't overtake to save his life?

    Vettel didn't finish 15th two seasons in a row in GP2

  • lou14/03/2010 at 22:24

    @Lou,

    I basically asked if the refuelling ban has come a year too early?

    just a year too early? i'd say a life time too early.. stupid ban.

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 22:25

    just a year too early? i'd say a life time too early.. stupid ban.

    I propose a stupidity ban.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:25

    With the double-diffuser not being banned until next year, has the no-refuelling rule come in one year too early?

    No because hopefully it will make them more aggressive when cutting aero next season

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:25

    Vettel didn't finish 15th two seasons in a row in GP2

    He was with DAMS who aren't the greatest team in the world. Come on, you know better than to completely judge someone on their Feeder record.

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:25

    I propose a stupidity ban.

    :)

  • lou14/03/2010 at 22:25

    I propose a stupidity ban.

    i second this proposal.

  • RG14/03/2010 at 22:25

    Vettel didn't finish 15th two seasons in a row in GP2

    But, I'm sure you've said it yourself, it doesn't matter about how they did in the feeder series.

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 22:25

    I support anything that is stupid

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 22:26

    If you could do that for GP2, F2, F3, WSR, GP3, FFord, FRenault and any other series you fancy....it would be appreciated ;)

    I used to do race notes that looked like this (on the old site) after they'd been through editing (editing to make sentences longer and more readable). I'd started to cover IRL and GP2 in similar but shorter form, but I've dropped the whole idea because they took ages to write and I could never keep up.

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 22:27

    I propose a stupidity ban.

    Can the FIA ban themselves?

  • paul14/03/2010 at 22:27

    I support anything that is stupid

    You'll be supporting the stupid looking new IRL cars then?

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 22:27

    He spoke bad about Brawn. Get him!

    Did I?

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:27

    oooh, no. who?

    I don't want to post here in case it is not so I will e-mail you. I have noticed the same thing a couple of times.

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:27

    I used to do race notes that looked like this (on the old site) after they'd been through editing (editing to make sentences longer and more readable). I'd started to cover IRL and GP2 in similar but shorter form, but I've dropped the whole idea because they took ages to write and I could never keep up.

    My problem is that I'm never around when the races are on, and i can never find a full race on the internet.

  • Turkey Machine14/03/2010 at 22:28

    Can the FIA ban themselves?

    No, but Mosley tried many times.....

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:28

    At the same time we have gone for long, natural, fast tracks to mickey mouse nonsense like Valencia, Singapore etc.

    i agree with all of he above, but we can't reverse time. cars need a certain amount of space to sell sponsorship (wings), need to go faster than feeder series to remain relevant (engine) and circuits need to not kill drivers (tilke).

    i kind of except it'll never be like it used to be, and because it can't, maybe it should just be entertaining.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:28

    oooh, no. who?

    I don't want to post here in case it is not so I will e-mail you. I have noticed the same thing a couple of times.

    Can we have a clue? ;)

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:29

    oooh, no. who?

    e-mail sent

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 22:29

    You'll be supporting the stupid looking new IRL cars then?

    Nothing gets chosen for the IRL until the middle of May. There are different designs and manufacturers to choose from

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:29

    e-mail sent

    ta.

  • RG14/03/2010 at 22:29

    Can we have a clue? ;)

    I'm still trying to work out the question, there are too many you know whos.

  • paul14/03/2010 at 22:30

    Nothing gets chosen for the IRL until the middle of May. There are different designs and manufacturers to choose from

    I think they should all wear batman suits in them.

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:30

    I'm still trying to work out the question, there are too many you know whos.

    hehehe!

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:30

    Nothing gets chosen for the IRL until the middle of May. There are different designs and manufacturers to choose from

    What a great time to make a choice and deflect attention from their biggest race of the year!

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:30

    He was with DAMS who aren't the greatest team in the world. Come on, you know better than to completely judge someone on their Feeder record.

    Anyone who finishes in a position one year with no experience and then the following year finsihes in exactly the same position despit having a year's experience is not a great driver. He had Toyota money and still couldn't get a great team? Tells you everything

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 22:31

    My problem is that I'm never around when the races are on, and i can never find a full race on the internet.

    I've been using torrents, but thanks to a nice discount I'll be doing less of that soon and recording to Sky+. Much less hassle and feels good to be a bit more above board.

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 22:31

    I think they should all wear batman suits in them.

    My first thought too. To be honest I can't see them choosing the Delta Wing anyway

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 22:31

    What a great time to make a choice and deflect attention from their biggest race of the year!

    I think they want to announce it at the biggest race of the year when it will get noticed

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:31

    But, I'm sure you've said it yourself, it doesn't matter about how they did in the feeder series.

    What I have said is some drivers do great there but not in F1 and some do it the other way round but with most there is a continuation

  • RG14/03/2010 at 22:31

    He had Toyota money and still couldn't get a great team?

    I'm going to assume you are talking about GP2 here.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:32

    Can the FIA ban themselves?

    FOTA had the chance to ban them from F1 and blew it

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 22:32

    What a great time to make a choice and deflect attention from their biggest race of the year!

    They want to announce it at the 500 - a prototype may even do a lap at it, which may rule out the Delta Wing

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:32

    He had Toyota money and still couldn't get a great team?

    I'm going to assume you are talking about GP2 here.

    It's not jjust about money for the big teams. They'll get alot of big money people coming to htem, they're oing to pick the best

  • James14/03/2010 at 22:36

    FOTA had the chance to ban them from F1 and blew it

    Steven, could you write up what you'd do to Formula One. I've found your thoughts very intresting :D

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 22:36

    Still think if they wanna make F1 more exciting they should play the Jive Bunny And The Mastermixer song that Giggles did today over the races

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:37

    i agree with all of he above, but we can't reverse time. cars need a certain amount of space to sell sponsorship (wings), need to go faster than feeder series to remain relevant (engine) and circuits need to not kill drivers (tilke).

    I am all in favour of giving them space and what's more big flat surfaces sposnsors will love but that cause drag and not downforce. THat way a following car will gain on a leading car

    DO you want entertainment or do you want to know they are x percent fast than a car that is not in the race?

    Circuits can be safe and good. Spa, Silverston, Monza etc By all means make them safer but there is no need to have ten corners per mile.

    i kind of except it'll never be like it used to be, and because it can't, maybe it should just be entertaining.

    It will never be like it used to be but it should be changed so that drivers can race on the track and that is not impossible.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:37

    Can we have a clue? ;)

    That would be unfair if the person concerned is not who I think/thought he may have been

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:39

    I'm going to assume you are talking about GP2 here.

    Yes

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:39

    They want to announce it at the 500 - a prototype may even do a lap at it, which may rule out the Delta Wing

    The Deta wing is a joke

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:39

    DO you want entertainment or do you want to know they are x percent fast than a car that is not in the race?

    i think i just don't want to know the winner of the race 20 laps from the end, and certainly not on saturday. barring adverse weather, that's what we'll get in china and spain this year.

    Circuits can be safe and good. Spa, Silverston, Monza etc By all means make them safer but there is no need to have ten corners per mile.

    agreed.

  • RG14/03/2010 at 22:39

    Yes

    Good.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:39

    Steven, could you write up what you'd do to Formula One. I've found your thoughts very intresting :D

    I am sure I did that before and they have never changed very much

  • lou14/03/2010 at 22:40

    Still think if they wanna make F1 more exciting they should play the Jive Bunny And The Mastermixer song that Giggles did today over the races

    if they wanna make f1 exciting i think they should listen to the drivers/ fans more. I never want to hear that a rule change not only makes the races dull but has made f1 significantly easier for drivers... and they aren't happy about that.

    i think the media built up this season (as usual) waaay too much, meaning (as usual) they set themselves up for a huge fall.

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:40

    The Deta wing is a joke

    why? its new, innovative, it looks rediculous but it would work (potentially)

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:40

    DO you want entertainment or do you want to know they are x percent fast than a car that is not in the race?

    i think i just don't want to know the winner of the race 20 laps from the end, and certainly not on saturday. barring adverse weather, that's what we'll get in china and spain this year.

    But where is the balance? You say you don't like stuff like MotoGP because there's too much overtaking... so how do we fix F1 so it has a few moves and is not a procession?

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:41

    I am sure I did that before and they have never changed very much

    i think your ideas are mostly sound. the problem is they're quite long term solutions. whereas you could bring back refuelling for australia and the only side effect is people run around with half empty tanks.

    worst case, we're where we were last year. right now we're much worse off.

  • James14/03/2010 at 22:41

    I am sure I did that before and they have never changed very much

    Ah fair enough. I was just intrested to read it. i've only seen a couple of comments.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:41

    Still think if they wanna make F1 more exciting they should play the Jive Bunny And The Mastermixer song that Giggles did today over the races

    if they wanna make f1 exciting i think they should listen to the drivers/ fans more. I never want to hear that a rule change not only makes the races dull but has made f1 significantly easier for drivers... and they aren't happy about that.

    i think the media built up this season (as usual) waaay too much, meaning (as usual) they set themselves up for a huge fall.

    I listened to the start of the Indycar and what I found interesting was that they were discussing what the bloggers had said. F1 will never do this...

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 22:41

    But where is the balance? You say you don't like stuff like MotoGP because there's too much overtaking... so how do we fix F1 so it has a few moves and is not a procession?

    2008 was epic. That's completely what got me into f1. I only watched a few races from that season but it got me pretty hooked.

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:42

    2008 was epic. That's completely what got me into f1. I only watched a few races from that season but it got me pretty hooked.

    i definitely agree with that.

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:42

    i definitely agree with that.

    for me, 2005, 2006, 2008 are my favourite seasons.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:42

    2008 was epic. That's completely what got me into f1. I only watched a few races from that season but it got me pretty hooked.

    i definitely agree with that.

    Me too. 2005-2008 were brilliant.

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:42

    I listened to the start of the Indycar and what I found interesting was that they were discussing what the bloggers had said. F1 will never do this...

    croftie might, on a friday. i bet we could make that happen before the year is out.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:42

    i think i just don't want to know the winner of the race 20 laps from the end, and certainly not on saturday. barring adverse weather, that's what we'll get in china and spain this year.

    That's why I want racing on track. Before you knew after the last pit stop who was going to win and often before that. At Monza in 1971 in a race that was the fastest GP for decades afterwards there were five cars in with a chance of winning going into the last corner. I want to head towards that rather than anything else.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:43

    i think i just don't want to know the winner of the race 20 laps from the end, and certainly not on saturday. barring adverse weather, that's what we'll get in china and spain this year.

    That's why I want racing on track. Before you knew after the last pit stop who was going to win and often before that. At Monza in 1971 in a race that was the fastest GP for decades afterwards there were five cars in with a chance of winning going into the last corner. I want to head towards that rather than anything else.

    And I spoke to one of the drivers in that race ;)

  • James14/03/2010 at 22:43

    for me, 2005, 2006, 2008 are my favourite seasons.

    Overtaking has fallen since 2006. read into that what you will ;)

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 22:43

    That's why I want racing on track. Before you knew after the last pit stop who was going to win and often before that. At Monza in 1971 in a race that was the fastest GP for decades afterwards there were five cars in with a chance of winning going into the last corner. I want to head towards that rather than anything else.

    The only way the "pit stops" this year are going to alter something is if someone makes a complete mess of it.

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 22:44

    for me, 2005, 2006, 2008 are my favourite seasons.

    Can't remember when I got hooked, but I think '97 is my favourite season

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:44

    The only way the "pit stops" this year are going to alter something is if someone makes a complete mess of it.

    and there's less to make a mess of.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:44

    I listened to the start of the Indycar and what I found interesting was that they were discussing what the bloggers had said. F1 will never do this...

    croftie might, on a friday. i bet we could make that happen before the year is out.

    Why only on a Friday though? He said something about referring to some overtaking stats which he had misplaced, so I sent him some via twitter. He didn't even respond...

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 22:44

    Can't remember when I got hooked, but I think '97 is my favourite season

    I'm sure Jacques Villeneuve would approve of that.

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:45

    and there's less to make a mess of.

    the mechanics themselves wont mess it up, it'll be a mechanic thing like a sticky wheel or wheel nut or broken gun.

  • Alianora La Canta14/03/2010 at 22:45

    1998 may have been my favourite season, but 2009 got very close.

  • paul14/03/2010 at 22:45

    The only way the "pit stops" this year are going to alter something is if someone makes a complete mess of it.

    But they already did. Both Mclarens jumped places because of stops.

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:45

    Why only on a Friday though? He said something about referring to some overtaking stats which he had misplaced, so I sent him some via twitter. He didn't even respond...

    bbc won't allow tweets or external discussion when they're on 5live radio. probably a charter thing. can only be done on redbutton/kangarootv

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 22:45

    Why only on a Friday though? He said something about referring to some overtaking stats which he had misplaced, so I sent him some via twitter. He didn't even respond...

    He said during free practice that he had no access to his own account in the box.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:45

    why? its new, innovative, it looks rediculous but it would work (potentially)

    Because it does not take into consideration the behaviour of racing drivers. For their entire careers drivers have learned that if they can get their nose into a gpa they can make the rear fit in even though it is slightly wider. Give them a car where the rear which they can't see is twice as wide as the nose and all you will get is crashes.

    Please bear in mind Marco Andretti would be driving one of these

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:46

    Please bear in mind Marco Andretti would be driving one of these

    AND TAKUMA SATO!

  • lou14/03/2010 at 22:46

    I listened to the start of the Indycar and what I found interesting was that they were discussing what the bloggers had said. F1 will never do this...

    i don't mind that they wont talk about bloggers, but it would be nice for you the powers that be to listen to what is really wanted. I know this is a long standing argument, but hearing the drivers disappointment today is very sad. usually if a race is dull most drivers will say they had fun or whatever. last year fota showed they knew what is needed.. but by sticking with the fia nothing ever happened. i love f1 but when things happen like this it's pretty sad.

  • Turkey Machine14/03/2010 at 22:46

    Lovely chatting to you lot as always, but unfortunately needs must. Sleep must. Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.

    Night all! :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 22:46

    I'm sure Jacques Villeneuve would approve of that.

    Actually I was a Hill fan, but as a championship season '97 always stood out for me - and what a finish!!

    ;)

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:46

    Why only on a Friday though? He said something about referring to some overtaking stats which he had misplaced, so I sent him some via twitter. He didn't even respond...

    He said during free practice that he had no access to his own account in the box.

    I sent it to 5LiveF1 and CroftyF1.

    Point is, there is no reason why he can't do that in the race...

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:46

    Night all! :D

    night tm, cheers for the vm.

  • RG14/03/2010 at 22:46

    AND TAKUMA SATO!

    Hey, Taku is awesome.

    Night TM

  • James14/03/2010 at 22:46

    Overtaking has fallen since 2006. read into that what you will ;)

    some figures to back that up. http://www.cliptheapex.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=822#wrap

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:47

    Point is, there is no reason why he can't do that in the race...

    yes there is. they're not allowed.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:47

    Night all! :D

    Night dude!

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 22:47

    Actually I was a Hill fan, but as a championship season '97 always stood out for me - and what a finish!!

    ;)

    I know nothing. I learned that JV won in 1997 the other day when we played guess the WDC. I know nothing more.... :P

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:47

    Ah fair enough. I was just intrested to read it. i've only seen a couple of comments.

    I may write it up sometime but it will be a long read and I am not sure there would be a lot of interest in it

  • Turkey Machine14/03/2010 at 22:47

    night tm, cheers for the vm.

    Ah, you did get it in time then. Did wonder! Night.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:47

    Point is, there is no reason why he can't do that in the race...

    yes there is. they're not allowed.

    Says who? Why is it different to FP?

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:47

    Overtaking has fallen since 2006. read into that what you will ;)

    some figures to back that up. http://www.cli...p?f=51&t=822#wrap

    That's what I sent him...

  • lou14/03/2010 at 22:47

    croftie might, on a friday. i bet we could make that happen before the year is out.

    yay, that's your challenge them mr c :P with him on twitter, it will be easier ;)

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:48

    I may write it up sometime but it will be a long read and I am not sure there would be a lot of interest in it

    you know mark hughes will....

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:48

    Says who? Why is it different to FP?

    FP 1, 2 and 3 are not on terrestrial radio.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:48

    And I spoke to one of the drivers in that race ;)

    Show off

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 22:48

    I know nothing. I learned that JV won in 1997 the other day when we played guess the WDC. I know nothing more.... :P

    Oh you young'uns - so much too learn

    ;)

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:48

    Overtaking has fallen since 2006. read into that what you will ;)

    It has been dropping since the 60s

  • James14/03/2010 at 22:48

    That's what I sent him...

    sent who?

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:48

    yay, that's your challenge them mr c :P with him on twitter, it will be easier ;)

    will do our best. it seems like the next step and this evening i tweeted him a post.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:49

    Says who? Why is it different to FP?

    FP 1, 2 and 3 are not on terrestrial radio.

    So they can't read out tweets on Terrestrial Radio? Why can Radio shows do it then?

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:49

    That's what I sent him...

    sent who?

    Crofty!

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:49

    I'm sure Jacques Villeneuve would approve of that.

    Gold star for history

  • James14/03/2010 at 22:49

    Crofty!

    Ah! I see.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:50

    the mechanics themselves wont mess it up, it'll be a mechanic thing like a sticky wheel or wheel nut or broken gun.

    Probably someone missing their stopping point

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 22:50

    Gold star for history

    Oh yeah! I'm glad you're impressed :D

  • lou14/03/2010 at 22:50

    will do our best. it seems like the next step and this evening i tweeted him a post.

    oo! well he did tweet that he'd be reading lots of twitter this evening :) yay for crofty :)

  • paul14/03/2010 at 22:50

    Oh yeah! I'm glad you're impressed :D

    see: *Alison is Steven's understudy*

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:51

    AND TAKUMA SATO!

    Forgot about him. He will probably arrive backwards anyway

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:51

    So they can't read out tweets on Terrestrial Radio? Why can Radio shows do it then?

    not sure. last year we asked for a shoutout after fp3 for qually and the response was, ask us again before the next fp1 and we'll do it.

    listen to all the broadcasts and there is a clear line between what goes out on the red button and what goes out to millions more people on the radio. i've no idea what the reason is, i'm sure it's a bbc mandate though, and not something just made up himself.

  • James14/03/2010 at 22:51

    It has been dropping since the 60s

    This is true. but 2006 was an improvement over 2005. since it has just fallen.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:51

    Lovely chatting to you lot as always, but unfortunately needs must. Sleep must. Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.

    Night

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:51

    This is true. but 2006 was an improvement over 2005. since it has just fallen.

    sometimes you just get a good year, i wouldnt say the rules were any better, but i may be wrong

  • lou14/03/2010 at 22:51

    Lovely chatting to you lot as always, but unfortunately needs must. Sleep must. Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.

    goodnight

  • RG14/03/2010 at 22:52

    listen to all the broadcasts and there is a clear line between what goes out on the red button and what goes out to millions more people on the radio. i've no idea what the reason is, i'm sure it's a bbc mandate though, and not something just made up himself.

    So texts and messages on 606 are okay, and tweets aren't?

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 22:52

    See, Formula 1 is much better now.

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/awesomef1-wmv

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:52

    So they can't read out tweets on Terrestrial Radio? Why can Radio shows do it then?

    not sure. last year we asked for a shoutout after fp3 for qually and the response was, ask us again before the next fp1 and we'll do it.

    listen to all the broadcasts and there is a clear line between what goes out on the red button and what goes out to millions more people on the radio. i've no idea what the reason is, i'm sure it's a bbc mandate though, and not something just made up himself.

    I remember you saying that.

    Probably against the BBC charter or something?

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:52

    you know mark hughes will....

    :D

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:52

    I may write it up sometime but it will be a long read and I am not sure there would be a lot of interest in it

    you know mark hughes will....

    I think my views on this are more Roebuck

  • James14/03/2010 at 22:53

    sometimes you just get a good year, i wouldnt say the rules were any better, but i may be wrong

    Indeed. but the 09 regs didn't get anywhere near the 2006 level of overtaking.

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:53

    So texts and messages on 606 are okay, and tweets aren't?

    i guess people tune in to listen to commentary not a discussion about gavin's stats.

    606 is a different show.

  • paul14/03/2010 at 22:53

    I think my views on this are more Roebuck

    Indeedy

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 22:53

    So texts and messages on 606 are okay, and tweets aren't?

    It seems tweets are only okay on 'official' BBC accounts. Crofty's isn't. I don't know if you'd call 5LiveF1's official or not, I think it is [whatever the production people are called]. Whereas something like the Winter Olympics had a feed called @BBC_Winter_Sport or something.

  • lou14/03/2010 at 22:54

    See, Formula 1 is much better now.

    :D

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 22:54

    See, Formula 1 is much better now.

    Oh man we used to play that song at school in our swing band. It's infectious.....

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 22:54

    PING: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/14/f1-digest-2010-bahrain-gp/

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:54

    It seems tweets are only okay on 'official' BBC accounts. Crofty's isn't. I don't know if you'd call 5LiveF1's official or not, I think it is [whatever the production people are called]. Whereas something like the Winter Olympics had a feed called @BBC_Winter_Sport or something.

    but they didn't read out tweets during the olympic finals?

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:54

    see: *Alison is Steven's understudy*

    Another couple of weeks and I won;t be able to teach her anything. THe Force is stron in this one.

    That's from Cool Running Lou

  • James14/03/2010 at 22:54

    sometimes you just get a good year, i wouldnt say the rules were any better, but i may be wrong

    actually using Bahrain as an example, in 2006 there were 36 overtaking moves. compared to 16 in 2009.

    http://www.cliptheapex.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=822#wrap

  • RG14/03/2010 at 22:54

    606 is a different show.

    I meant the 606 message boards. But I see your point

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:54
  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:54

    So texts and messages on 606 are okay, and tweets aren't?

    i guess people tune in to listen to commentary not a discussion about gavin's stats.

    606 is a different show.

    They weren't my stats, they were from a site called "Clip The Apex"...

  • Christine14/03/2010 at 22:55

    christ!

    Mm. Now I am done, I never want to talk about the Bahrain GP again :)

    I am off to bed, night all.

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:55

    See, Formula 1 is much better now.

    SEE! I would watch that!!

  • Kathi14/03/2010 at 22:55

    I am off to bed, night all.

    Night Christine

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:55

    SEE! I would watch that!!

    nicely timed with the smoke btw

  • paul14/03/2010 at 22:55

    I am off to bed, night all.

    Night Christine. Pretend it never happened ;-)

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 22:55

    Night Christine

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:55

    They weren't my stats, they were from a site called "Clip The Apex"...

    didn't mean to single you out, sorry. it's just not what people are tuning in for.

  • me14/03/2010 at 22:56

    Mm. Now I am done, I never want to talk about the Bahrain GP again :)

    :)

  • RG14/03/2010 at 22:56

    See, Formula 1 is much better now.

    All I can imagine is coming into turn 11 the cars kicking and dacing in tune to it.

  • lou14/03/2010 at 22:56

    Oh man we used to play that song at school in our swing band. It's infectious.....

    i love that song.. even though i did break my wrist when dancing to it. :)

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:56

    Night Christine

  • RG14/03/2010 at 22:56

    Night Mrs C

  • lou14/03/2010 at 22:56

    Mm. Now I am done, I never want to talk about the Bahrain GP again :)

    until next year? ;)

    I am off to bed, night all.

    night Christine!

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 22:57

    but they didn't read out tweets during the olympic finals?

    I can't remember if they did in the ski-cross qualifying, they talked about twitter but I wasn't paying attention to whether they were tweets. Not in the final though.

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 22:57

    I am off to bed, night all.

    Night

  • RG14/03/2010 at 22:57

    Mm. Now I am done, I never want to talk about the Bahrain GP again :)

    I want to talk about the Bahrain GP of 2008 though, good times.

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:57

    They weren't my stats, they were from a site called "Clip The Apex"...

    didn't mean to single you out, sorry. it's just not what people are tuning in for.

    No it's ok - I thought you misunderstood and thought I was plugging my blog.

    I sent him a link to the article James linked to below, just to help him out as he mentioned overtaking stats and said that he's misplaced his.

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 22:57

    i love that song.. even though i did break my wrist when dancing to it. :)

    Oops. I hope Lukeh didn't know this before.....

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 22:57

    I am off to bed, night all.

    Night Mrs. C.

  • lou14/03/2010 at 22:57

    I want to talk about the Bahrain GP of 2008 though, good times.

    '09 was awesome too..*hides*

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 22:58

    I want to talk about the Bahrain GP of 2008 though, good times.

    That was when robert Kubica became the pole on pole, getting his first pole in F1!

    #thanksVivaF1

  • lou14/03/2010 at 22:58

    Oops. I hope Lukeh didn't know this before.....

    he knew i broke my wrist but not to this song :) heh

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:58

    Oh man we used to play that song at school in our swing band. It's infectious.....

    You had a school swing band

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 22:58

    he knew i broke my wrist but not to this song :) heh

    It was to that! What are the chances!

  • RG14/03/2010 at 22:59

    That was when robert Kubica became the pole on pole, getting his first pole in F1!

    And BMW Sauber's first ever pole as well...

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 22:59

    You had a school swing band

    Oh yeah! They went touring to Barcelona but I wasn't allowed to go :(

  • lou14/03/2010 at 22:59

    Oh yeah! They went touring to Barcelona but I wasn't allowed to go :(

    why?

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 22:59

    And BMW Sauber's first ever pole as well...

    The Wesnesday quiz didn't specify that *runs*

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 22:59

    Oh yeah! They went touring to Barcelona but I wasn't allowed to go :(

    Mine did too!!!!

    But I didn't go, i forget why not in the end.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 22:59

    Night Christine

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 22:59

    It was to that! What are the chances!

    To be fair, I can't think of anything else that makes you want to dance vigorously enough to break bones.

  • Leigh O'Gorman14/03/2010 at 22:59

    Anyhoo folks,

    I'm off to bed - it's been an intensely busy weekend and I have to become a drone again in the morning

  • paul14/03/2010 at 23:01

    To be fair, I can't think of anything else that makes you want to dance vigorously enough to break bones.

    "Break" dancing?

    hehehehehehe

  • me14/03/2010 at 23:02

    Anyhoo folks,

    I'm off to bed - it's been an intensely busy weekend and I have to become a drone again in the morning

    night leigh.

  • lou14/03/2010 at 23:02

    To be fair, I can't think of anything else that makes you want to dance vigorously enough to break bones.

    i was 11, and fell over :(... i'm still not sure if it was the falling over or the fainting after which broke my wrist... :) lol fun times :)

  • RG14/03/2010 at 23:02

    Anyhoo folks,

    I'm off to bed - it's been an intensely busy weekend and I have to become a drone again in the morning

    Niiight!

  • lou14/03/2010 at 23:02

    Anyhoo folks,

    I'm off to bed - it's been an intensely busy weekend and I have to become a drone again in the morning

    night

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 23:03

    Anyhoo folks,

    I'm off to bed - it's been an intensely busy weekend and I have to become a drone again in the morning

    Night,

    I had better hit the hay too - gotta be up in a few hours...

  • lou14/03/2010 at 23:04

    okay, Southampton have given me a time for my interview tomorrow, but no other info. They say they have a whole day planned... but i'm not sure if this means after my interview. :s

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 23:04

    okay, Southampton have given me a time for my interview tomorrow, but no other info. They say they have a whole day planned... but i'm not sure if this means after my interview. :s

    Its an interview day, will include an interview, campus tour, talk about the coruse etc.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 23:05

    I thought FR driver vaules were fixed this year but Gavin on his blog showed me they are not. Did everyone know this?

    http://www.fantasyracers.com/game/drivervalues.php

  • me14/03/2010 at 23:05

    I had better hit the hay too - gotta be up in a few hours...

    laters chap.

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 23:05

    Its an interview day, will include an interview, campus tour, talk about the coruse etc.

    Pretty much this

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 23:05

    I had better hit the hay too - gotta be up in a few hours...

    night

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 23:06

    Good night all those who are leaving

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 23:06

    okay, Southampton have given me a time for my interview tomorrow, but no other info. They say they have a whole day planned... but i'm not sure if this means after my interview. :s

    I wouldn't worry about it now. I'm sure it's not that great :P We used to advertise a lot of things and I'll now happily say they were rubbish. Having delivered days like that, I'd say chatting to people informally is way more useful than any organised rubbish.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 23:06

    okay, Southampton have given me a time for my interview tomorrow, but no other info. They say they have a whole day planned... but i'm not sure if this means after my interview. :s

    You have another interview. Well done

  • lou14/03/2010 at 23:06

    Its an interview day, will include an interview, campus tour, talk about the coruse etc.

    so turning up just before the time they have given me is advisable? Falmouth were awesome, they gave me a time and said what time it would be finished etc. Although as there were only 4 of us we could do what we liked...

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 23:06

    Good night all those who are leaving

    ditto!

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 23:07

    I thought FR driver vaules were fixed this year but Gavin on his blog showed me they are not. Did everyone know this?

    http://www.fan...game/drivervalues.php

    Before I leave, I did mention this in my introductory post too: http://f1numbers.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/fantasy-racers-2010-introduction

    FTA:

    A final note before the graphs is that Danny calculates the value of a driver before each race in a similar way – he has changed the system to something similar to PPM. Basically if a driver achieves a PPM less than that of the average for the entire field, his value is decreased.

    This should be much better than last year’s system, which most people complained made it too much of a trading game – because the points calculations also included a popularity factor, which became a loophole which was easily exploited if you were dedicated enough to do so

    And I'm off now - see ya tomorrow!

  • Kathi14/03/2010 at 23:08

    I thought FR driver vaules were fixed this year but Gavin on his blog showed me they are not. Did everyone know this?

    It works like the Beta 2010 version Danny let us try last year. The prices are fixed until cut-off and then Danny looks at the race results and through some genius algorithm decides which driver values should change how much in which direction and then fixes those values until the next cut-off and so on.

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 23:08

    so turning up just before the time they have given me is advisable? Falmouth were awesome, they gave me a time and said what time it would be finished etc. Although as there were only 4 of us we could do what we liked...

    what time does it say your interview is?

  • lou14/03/2010 at 23:08

    You have another interview. Well done

    i got interviews for all 4 of the unis. one tomorrow, one in two week and one in may.. busy busy busy :(

  • lou14/03/2010 at 23:08

    what time does it say your interview is?

    11:20. it seems late in the day to me.. but that could be cause i had to be at Falmouth for 9am..

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 23:09

    11:20. it seems late in the day to me.. but that could be cause i had to be at Falmouth for 9am..

    no thats normal time, turn up for then,

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 23:09

    11:20. it seems late in the day to me.. but that could be cause i had to be at Falmouth for 9am..

    Nah, I doubt there's stuff arranged before that. They won't have students out of bed for a tour at that kind of time.....

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 23:09

    11:20. it seems late in the day to me.. but that could be cause i had to be at Falmouth for 9am..

    just to say;

    I had 3 interview days, one was at 10.30,one 12.30 and another at 12, so even though its an "interview day" its not gong to last a whole day

  • lou14/03/2010 at 23:09

    no thats normal time, turn up for then,

    yeah that's what i'm planning to do. means getting up super early still though...

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 23:10

    It works like the Beta 2010 version Danny let us try last year. The prices are fixed until cut-off and then Danny looks at the race results and through some genius algorithm decides which driver values should change how much in which direction and then fixes those values until the next cut-off and so on.

    I didn't play that game last year. Gives me hope that I can engineer an improvemnt though

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 23:10

    i got interviews for all 4 of the unis. one tomorrow, one in two week and one in may.. busy busy busy :(

    Good

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 23:11

    My faculty ran tours and stuff over lunch so they were accessible to morning and afternoon people. You got a tour and then everyone went for lunch at the union. Definitely not an all day thing though!

  • Kathi14/03/2010 at 23:12

    I didn't play that game last year. Gives me hope that I can engineer an improvemnt though

    Have you checked already if you're team lost or gained value?

  • lou14/03/2010 at 23:13

    I had 3 interview days, one was at 10.30,one 12.30 and another at 12, so even though its an "interview day" its not gong to last a whole day

    ah that's good news :) i have to be back at my school for 5 for a rehearsal (which they don't mind if i miss cause they realise uni comes first)

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 23:14

    Scarbs explanation of the diffuser starter motor hole issue

    http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/bahrain-diffuser-clarification/

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 23:14

    I had 3 interview days, one was at 10.30,one 12.30 and another at 12, so even though its an "interview day" its not gong to last a whole day

    I remember one of my interviews was at 5pm. That was a rubbish day.

  • lou14/03/2010 at 23:14

    Good

    good but exhausting. Friday ended with me in a huge mess, and very tired, upset, and stressed. Going to Southampton tomorrow is the last thing i need, but it has to be done...

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 23:15

    good but exhausting.

    3 interviews in a week.

    check-mate

    ;)

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 23:15

    I thought FR driver vaules were fixed this year but Gavin on his blog showed me they are not. Did everyone know this?

    It works like the Beta 2010 version Danny let us try last year. The prices are fixed until cut-off and then Danny looks at the race results and through some genius algorithm decides which driver values should change how much in which direction and then fixes those values until the next cut-off and so on.

    The algorithm isn't genius at all. Danny told me that the formula

    used is a guide - there's a certain amount of rounding to be applied

    for the drivers value adjustments.

    Basically he calculates a driver's points, figures out their PPM in the way I also calculate it, then compares it as a percentage to the average PPM.

    Then he multiplies the value of the driver by that percentage, divides by 10 and then adds/subtracts that figure off the value for the next race...

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 23:15

    Have you checked already if you're team lost or gained value?

    Gained 0.5 million

  • lou14/03/2010 at 23:16

    check-mate

    ;)

    you win.. lol but it was one of the most tiring weeks ever. plus with the musical i didn't get home till late most days.. bad times.

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 23:16

    you win.. lol but it was one of the most tiring weeks ever. plus with the musical i didn't get home till late most days.. bad times.

    :(

  • me14/03/2010 at 23:16

    gavin... sleep!

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 23:16

    Gained 0.5 million

    1.2 for me, i wish i'd bought Alonso now.

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 23:16

    good but exhausting. Friday ended with me in a huge mess, and very tired, upset, and stressed. Going to Southampton tomorrow is the last thing i need, but it has to be done...

    Oh Lou :( Look after yourself!

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 23:16

    good but exhausting. Friday ended with me in a huge mess, and very tired, upset, and stressed. Going to Southampton tomorrow is the last thing i need, but it has to be done...

    Better than school. Don't be stressed. Be happy that they have found someone with potential amongst all the dead beats they have interviewed

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 23:16

    gavin... sleep!

    :(

    It was important stuff! I blame Steven!

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 23:17

    you win.. lol but it was one of the most tiring weeks ever. plus with the musical i didn't get home till late most days.. bad times.

    boo. actually in all seriousness that week really has messed me up, it was 3 weeks ago and im still feeling the effects. got quite ill from it

  • Kathi14/03/2010 at 23:17

    gavin... sleep!

    Hehe, but I will go. Good night everyone.

  • me14/03/2010 at 23:17

    It was important stuff! I blame Steven!

    are you sure you're meant to be publicising it?

  • me14/03/2010 at 23:17

    Hehe, but I will go. Good night everyone.

    see ya kathi.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 23:17

    1.2 for me, i wish i'd bought Alonso now.

    Me too. If I put him in the team for the next race I have to save money somewhere

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 23:18

    Hehe, but I will go. Good night everyone.

    Good night

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 23:19

    Values change in WRC and IRL too. This is going to be complicated

  • RubberGoat14/03/2010 at 23:19

    It was important stuff! I blame Steven!

    are you sure you're meant to be publicising it?

    Yes - Danny said it was OK. He specifically said I could publish any info he sent me or details from the website. He also said the formula is not secret.

    Night guys - if you have any more questions drop me a line eh?

  • lou14/03/2010 at 23:19

    Oh Lou :( Look after yourself!

    :) i'd rather not.. it's not a pretty picture atm ;) i'll be okay, second to last week of term coming up. By getting all upset my history teacher did give me a weeks extension on my huge coursework.. so that helps :) needless to say i can't wait till uni and i get to study photography :)

  • lou14/03/2010 at 23:19

    Hehe, but I will go. Good night everyone.

    night :)

  • me14/03/2010 at 23:20

    Yes - Danny said it was OK. He specifically said I could publish any info he sent me or details from the website. He also said the formula is not secret.

    ahh, ok. i kinda figured it would be on his site if that was the case. do carry on.

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 23:20

    I wish I'd done interviews, I remember looking around a couple of places but I don't remember actually discussing things :(

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 23:21

    :) i'd rather not.. it's not a pretty picture atm ;)

    Lies!

    i'll be okay, second to last week of term coming up. By getting all upset my history teacher did give me a weeks extension on my huge coursework.. so that helps :) needless to say i can't wait till uni and i get to study photography :)

    You'll get through it all. I'll do my best to help make sure of that then you'll be in uni :D

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 23:21

    From a FR perspective....You would have been better off getting Jose Maria Lopez for this race than Lucas di Grassi and Karun Chandhok who got -3 and -4 points.

  • Pat W14/03/2010 at 23:21

    Values change in WRC and IRL too. This is going to be complicated

    Not really. It is a game. Look at the values on Thursday night, pick some drivers, see how many points you get, repeat.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 23:22

    From a FR perspective....You would have been better off getting Jose Maria Lopez for this race than Lucas di Grassi and Karun Chandhok who got -3 and -4 points.

    And lost you money

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 23:26

    :) i'd rather not.. it's not a pretty picture atm ;)

    Lou!!! I mean it now.....

  • lou14/03/2010 at 23:27

    Lies!

    ha! :P

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 23:27

    No idea how long it's been like this but none of the related links to Joe's blog, James Allen, etc actually work on the BBC website

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/jakehumphrey/2009/03/welcome_to_my_blog.html

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 23:28

    It's the same on all the blogs, not just that page.

  • lou14/03/2010 at 23:28

    Lou!!! I mean it now.....

    :) honestly i'll be alright. Things are just stressful at school, and to an extent at home. it's been a long old term. Having f1 back is awesome though :) come the easter hols i'll be okay.

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 23:30

    :) honestly i'll be alright. Things are just stressful at school, and to an extent at home. it's been a long old term. Having f1 back is awesome though :) come the easter hols i'll be okay.

    Hmmmm Lukeh better be looking after you! I'll be cross.....

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 23:30

    Hmmmm Lukeh better be looking after you! I'll be cross.....

    I am, I promise!

  • Alison14/03/2010 at 23:30

    I am, I promise!

    :)

  • lou14/03/2010 at 23:31

    Hmmmm Lukeh better be looking after you! I'll be cross.....

    :D

  • me14/03/2010 at 23:35

    No idea how long it's been like this but none of the related links to Joe's blog, James Allen, etc actually work on the BBC website

    #conspiracy

    worth a tweet to benson?

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 23:35

    worth a tweet to benson?

    Have done!

  • me14/03/2010 at 23:36

    Have done!

    good chap.

  • me14/03/2010 at 23:49

    oooh, just realised i should be doing the daily today.

    it might be a bit late.

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 23:51

    Salo has a team mate with similar ability to make an impact

    The race was chaotic from the moment the green flag fell, with KV's debutant Takuma Sato braking too late for the first corner and punting Scott Dixon (Ganassi) into a spin. Helio Castroneves (Penske) then collected Dixon's stranded car, although both were able to resume after repairs - unlike Sato.

    But the biggest crash happened in the background, as Sato's team-mate Mario Moraes rode over the back of Marco Andretti and remained perched on top of the Andretti Autosport car through the first chicane. It took several minutes to remove the KV Dallara and extricate Andretti, who was unhappy but unhurt.

    Hard to believe Marco was the innocent party in a first lap crash.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82155

  • Lukeh14/03/2010 at 23:51

    it might be a bit late.

    D'oh ;)

    Time for sleep here. Night everyone!

  • Jon Waldock14/03/2010 at 23:51

    Time for sleep here. Night everyone!

    Night!

  • lou14/03/2010 at 23:53

    Time for sleep here. Night everyone!

    night :)

  • Steven Roy14/03/2010 at 23:53

    Time for sleep here. Night everyone!

    Good night

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 00:11

    I don't know what to do with myself! I've not been properly bored in ages :(

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 00:11

    I don't know what to do with myself! I've not been properly bored in ages :(

    Sleep?

    Go buy me a new printer cartridge?

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 00:11

    I don't know what to do with myself! I've not been properly bored in ages :(

    NICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lou15/03/2010 at 00:12

    I don't know what to do with myself! I've not been properly bored in ages :(

    i would suggest watching the GP again.. but that would only make you slightly less bored.. not cure it all together.

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 00:13

    Go buy me a new printer cartridge?

    Erm no thanks. I want to make proper plans for when Nick comes over but he's not booked flights yet and I'm a bit concerned he's going to choke when he sees how much it's about to cost....

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 00:13

    NICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :D

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 00:13

    Erm no thanks. I want to make proper plans for when Nick comes over but he's not booked flights yet and I'm a bit concerned he's going to choke when he sees how much it's about to cost....

    In that case your answer to boredom should be to get an insurance policy

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 00:14

    In that case your answer to boredom should be to get an insurance policy

    Hah life insurance? Just hours before he had an accident.... Very suspicious!

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 00:14

    Hah life insurance? Just hours before he had an accident.... Very suspicious!

    He is not flying tomorrow.

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 00:15

    I suppose panic buying an insurance policy after midnight is a bit suspicious

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 00:15

    He is not flying tomorrow.

    No but he promised to look at flights tomorrow. That's when he's going to choke! Actually he'll probably forget, that might make it a bit less suspicious.

  • me15/03/2010 at 00:17

    croftyf1: "Waiting for plane sitting next to a mystery strategy expert"

    5livef1: "his name is James you idiot!"

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 00:18

    5livef1: "his name is James you idiot!"

    :D

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 00:23

    I have surcommed to pressure, i've bought a dead cat

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 00:55

    Morning, folks.

    The March 15th daily thread is conspicuous by its absence.

  • me15/03/2010 at 00:56

    The March 15th daily thread is conspicuous by its absence.

    it's my job and i was reading gp+, i best get on with it, sorry!

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 00:56

    Morning, folks.

    The March 15th daily thread is conspicuous by its absence.

    sssshhh!

    #confidential.

    Mr C is working on it. He only remembered an hour ago he was meant to be writing it.

  • me15/03/2010 at 00:57

    Mr C is working on it. He only remembered an hour ago he was meant to be writing it.

    ...and then i promptly forgot.

  • me15/03/2010 at 01:50

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/15/daily-15th-march-2010/