Over the hump of the week and it's all downhill into the weekend from here. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm pretty much ready for another car to launch now. Oh, lucky us, there is one about to drop today.

  • Toyota's TF109 is due to be launched online. Don't miss it, because it's bound to be... exciting? That's not the right word, is it?
  • Elsewhere, Grandprix.com had some exlusives from Stefano Domenicali. He seemed to cover all topics, from KERS being a waste of resources, through simulators, to some positive talk about Kimi. All pretty interesting stuff, but what kind of a name is Wrooom! for an event anyway?
  • Also, Alianora has written a long but excellent review of the Sporting Regulations for this season. It's worth every second of your time reading it. In fact, I might read it twice.

That's all for now. There's bound to be news floating around today, what with some new rear wings to call ugly. Of course, you are welcome to discuss anything else that comes to mind - that's what the daily post is for. I will see you in the comments.

173 responses

  • Alianora La Canta15/01/2009 at 00:20

    I can't believe I'm the first one in here. And thanks for the compliment on the Sporting Regulations review.

  • me15/01/2009 at 00:41

    I can’t believe I’m the first one in here.

    i can't believe you are and didn't say "first". but thank you ;)

  • Jeremy15/01/2009 at 01:15

    Come on! Go Lewis is ok isn't it? :-p

  • Jeremy15/01/2009 at 01:16

    Steve Jobs is on holidays for a while due to illness. It's not F1 news, but I thought you'd like to know.

  • Journeyer15/01/2009 at 01:39

    Jeremy: 15/01/2009 at 01:16

    Steve Jobs is on holidays for a while due to illness. It’s not F1 news, but I thought you’d like to know.

    Thanks for that, Jeremy. I guess with it out in the open, Apple can announce such things. But all this makes me wonder: what is Apple's succession plan? Surely, given Steve's condition, they've put one together already?

  • Jeremy15/01/2009 at 01:47

    Thanks for that, Jeremy. I guess with it out in the open, Apple can announce such things. But all this makes me wonder: what is Apple’s succession plan? Surely, given Steve’s condition, they’ve put one together already?

    No doubt years ago when he suffered a significant health scare. Possibly even before that as normal company policy. Your guess is as good as mine.

    The public perception is of a company with a clear leader. The reality is, there is a very strong management team in place with many charismatic individuals ready to lead.

    I'll do it if they ask nicely :-)

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 01:51

    Thanks for that, Jeremy. I guess with it out in the open, Apple can announce such things. But all this makes me wonder: what is Apple’s succession plan? Surely, given Steve’s condition, they’ve put one together already?

    I heard the succession plan was to sell the whole thing to Microsoft

  • Journeyer15/01/2009 at 02:09

    The public perception is of a company with a clear leader. The reality is, there is a very strong management team in place with many charismatic individuals ready to lead.

    True, but whoever that successor is, he'll need to start getting more public exposure quickly. One of the key factors of Apple's success is how well it connects with the people, and Jobs built on his charisma to become popular, and therefore, make his brand more popular too.

    I heard the succession plan was to sell the whole thing to Microsoft

    Didn't they kinda do that in the 1990s already? Remember that eerie shot of Gates showing up on the livescreen at Macworld? While they did only sell half the stock, it kinda fizzled out.

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 03:22

    Didn’t they kinda do that in the 1990s already? Remember that eerie shot of Gates showing up on the livescreen at Macworld? While they did only sell half the stock, it kinda fizzled out.

    Just seen on the news that Apple stock is falling fast already.

  • Dave in NZL15/01/2009 at 03:48

    How do you embed images? img tags?

    Either way, this is not the new ToyotaF1 car, infact it is their first. But I'm sure a few of the same styling cues will carry over to the one they dump on the world in a few hours.

    http://toyotatf105.free.fr/Presentation/Toyota_F1/Fichers_toyota_f1/Toyota_-_TF101.jpg

  • Journeyer15/01/2009 at 04:30

    Just seen on the news that Apple stock is falling fast already.

    No one likes hearing that things were worse than first thought.

  • me15/01/2009 at 09:03

    How do you embed images? img tags?

    you can't at the moment dave, but we're working on it.

    Either way, this is not the new ToyotaF1 car, infact it is their first. But I’m sure a few of the same styling cues will carry over to the one they dump on the world in a few hours.

    ahh, if only they could keep the rear wing...

  • me15/01/2009 at 09:04

    Just seen on the news that Apple stock is falling fast already.

    i'd be more concerned if jonny ive fell ill to be honest.

  • me15/01/2009 at 09:04

    gmm have been listening to scott:

    http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/090115090245.shtml

  • Lukeh15/01/2009 at 09:08

    Morning everyone :) I'm guessing the Toyota will be launched at 11am? Just when I leave for my theory, bah! :P

    Although you can probably understand I'm more worried about the theory than Toyota's launch ;)

  • me15/01/2009 at 09:09

    Although you can probably understand I’m more worried about the theory than Toyota’s launch

    take your mind off of things with this excellent video from axis:

    http://axisofoversteer.blogspot.com/2009/01/little-nrbugring.html

  • Lukeh15/01/2009 at 09:09

    How do you embed images? img tags?

    If you have Firefox the Text-to-Image add-on is mega useful. If people post a link to an image then it displays the image as if it was embedded.

  • me15/01/2009 at 09:10

    If you have Firefox the Linkification add-on is mega useful. If people post a link to an image then it displays the image as if it was embedded.

    good tip!

  • Lukeh15/01/2009 at 09:15

    good tip!

    My bad... it was text-to-image, not linki, but linkification is still very useful for posted links :)

  • lou15/01/2009 at 09:59

    Although you can probably understand I’m more worried about the theory than Toyota’s launch ;)

    good luck Luke ;) i'm sure you'll be fine :)

  • Scott Woodwiss15/01/2009 at 10:03

    Morning guys, less than an hour to go!

  • me15/01/2009 at 10:05

    Morning guys, less than an hour to go!

    just sorting a new thread. are you following the whole thing online too?

  • Scott Woodwiss15/01/2009 at 10:09

    just sorting a new thread. are you following the whole thing online too?

    Sure thing. Wouldn't miss a new car launch for the world :P

  • Lukeh15/01/2009 at 10:36

    good luck Luke ;) i’m sure you’ll be fine :)

    thanks :) lets go and get this theory over and done with. enjoy the launch guys!

  • Dank15/01/2009 at 10:46

    Toro Rosso speculation ahoy!

    The STR website no longer has a French version available, but does now have a Japanese one instead. Hmm...

  • Christine15/01/2009 at 10:47

    The STR website no longer has a French version available, but does now have a Japanese one instead. Hmm…

    Gosh!

  • Journeyer15/01/2009 at 11:00

    Christine: 15/01/2009 at 10:47

    The STR website no longer has a French version available, but does now have a Japanese one instead. Hmm…

    Gosh!

    That speculation might actually hold more water than anything most other websites would put up. Good observation, Dank!

  • Scott Woodwiss15/01/2009 at 11:42

    http://www.websiteoutlook.com/www.sidepodcast.com

    According to that, Sidepodcast is worth just over $6000. :P

  • Alianora La Canta15/01/2009 at 11:50

    i can’t believe you are and didn’t say “first”. but thank you {me - 27 comments ago}

    Well, I suppose I did say "first", but I put it in a sentence compliant with English grammatical rules...

  • Dank15/01/2009 at 11:52

    According to that, Sidepodcast is worth just over $6000.

    Mines worth nearly $1,500, with a daily pageview of 681 and advertising revenue of $2.51 per day.

    Right... :-D

  • Alianora La Canta15/01/2009 at 11:52

    The STR website no longer has a French version available, but does now have a Japanese one instead. Hmm… {Dank - 4 comments ago}

    Now that's suspicious. But I didn't even know STR had a French version of the site.

  • Alianora La Canta15/01/2009 at 11:53

    According to that, Sidepodcast is worth just over $6000 {Scott Woodwiss - 4 comments ago}

    According to that, my blog doesn't exist and neither does the forum to which it is attached.

  • Scott Woodwiss15/01/2009 at 13:25

    Today just keeps getting better and better for me!

    Toyota release a 2009 which I actually think looks good

    I passed the second stage of my telephone interview for Norwich Union and have a face-to-face interview next Thursday

    I finished 4th at Portland in the rain in RLB IndyCar starting from 10th

    AND our team AGR got a second Honda engine upgrade in a row!!!

    I love today. Today is a good day! :D

  • Journeyer15/01/2009 at 14:28

    Nice non-F1 video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpEnFwiqdx8

    Would be cool if someone put together something like that that's F1-related.

  • Lukeh15/01/2009 at 15:01

    Would be cool if someone put together something like that that’s F1-related.

    Thatw as a great video, very interesting and surprising. An F1 would be amazing!

  • Flibster15/01/2009 at 16:18

    I passed the second stage of my telephone interview for Norwich Union and have a face-to-face interview next Thursday

    Get it right...

    Aviva. :P

    Other half used to work for them when we were Nofolk people. She then moved jobs to London.

  • R.G (Chairman of the Mr C Appreciation Society)15/01/2009 at 16:29

    According to that, Sidepodcast is worth just over $6000.

    Hmm. Buy out sidepodcast? Only 6k. I'll find that money somehow ;)

    I passed the second stage of my telephone interview for Norwich Union and have a face-to-face interview next Thursday

    Isn't it that pointless 'Aviva' or something? Which I always thought was a drinks company.

  • Christine15/01/2009 at 16:30

    Hmm. Buy out sidepodcast? Only 6k. I’ll find that money somehow

    What would you do with it?

  • Scott Woodwiss15/01/2009 at 16:37

    Aviva. Other half used to work for them when we were Nofolk people. She then moved jobs to London.

    Ah, see you're wrong. It's not officially Aviva until June ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss15/01/2009 at 16:39

    BAT qualifying is done, but I want one question answered - I forgot to change tyres for qualifying after Istanbul, but how the hell did I still make the top 10?!?!?! :O

  • R.G (Chairman of the Mr C Appreciation Society)15/01/2009 at 16:40

    What would you do with it?

    Ah, pass, do a MK Dons, make a franchise of it, bring in a famous ex-f1 driver, say Eddie Irvine, realise he is to good and he goes to Chequered Flag only to be sacked by Germany. Of course the podcast gods will be unhappy with the franchise, demote us to the last place, but we work our way to the top by building a new studio in York. Anger the good seasoned sidepodfolk, but bring in new fans. And of course, change the name to SP Slicks.

    BAT qualifying is done, but I want one question answered - I forgot to change tyres for qualifying after Istanbul, but how the hell did I still make the top 10?!?!?! :O

    Woohoo, I did crap.

  • Flibster15/01/2009 at 16:44

    Scott Woodwiss: 15/01/2009 at 16:37

    Aviva. Other half used to work for them when we were Nofolk people. She then moved jobs to London.

    Ah, see you’re wrong. It’s not officially Aviva until June

    It's been Aviva for years... just not the public part of the company. The head office has been Aviva for at least 5 years I think.

  • Scott Woodwiss15/01/2009 at 16:51

    It’s been Aviva for years… just not the public part of the company. The head office has been Aviva for at least 5 years I think.

    Yeah I know, I'm just saying the Norwich Union part of Aviva doesn't change it's name officially until June.

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 17:17

    BAT racer hates me. Comfortably fastest Q1 and Q2 then 9th in Q3 when it matters.

  • guille230615/01/2009 at 17:56

    Like if this year's Dakar hasn't had yet enough drama and sudden changes, Sainz is out...

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/72807

  • me15/01/2009 at 18:20

    Like if this year’s Dakar hasn’t had yet enough drama and sudden changes, Sainz is out…

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/72807

    love the explanation:

    "Suddenly, a four-metre deep hole appeared in front of us"

    what a mental race.

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 18:39

    “Suddenly, a four-metre deep hole appeared in front of us”

    I hope the BAT racer people don't see that

  • guille230615/01/2009 at 18:44

    what a mental race

    Yeah, I love it :-) You don't get that kind of man/machine-vs-adversity too often...

    The spirit is resumed in this phrase: "The Race Touareg was by and large okay, the engine was running", meaning, if it weren't by the doctor order we should have arrived to the end, doctors are so perfectionists...

  • Jon Waldock15/01/2009 at 18:50

    what a mental race.

    didn't a 2CV do it!?!

  • me15/01/2009 at 18:52

    I hope the BAT racer people don’t see that

    :D

    :D

  • me15/01/2009 at 18:53

    meaning, if it weren’t by the doctor order we should have arrived to the end, doctors are so perfectionists…

    it was on its roof? :D

  • guille230615/01/2009 at 19:14

    it was on its roof? :D

    That's a detail, they turned it up and it was again in its four wheels... Actually, he already ended upside-down in a sandy stage, before crossing to Chile. Some spectators helped them to put the car straight again an they only lost a couple of minutes...

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 19:28

    it was on its roof?

    It's the Dakar. Being on the roof is a minor irrelevance.

  • Flibster15/01/2009 at 20:53

    Just been given a copy of Racing Team Manager by a friend who hated it.

    I can see why - it sucks...

  • me15/01/2009 at 21:07

    I can see why - it sucks…

    what is it?

  • Craig15/01/2009 at 21:13

    Anyone seen the ad for Microsoft's attempt at usurping Apple's Garageband? They are calling it Songsmith and this must rank as the worst commercial ever...

    Cringeworthy Songsmith ad

    If that actually makes anyone want to go out and buy it then they seriously need to see a doctor! ;)

  • Bassano Clapper15/01/2009 at 21:28

    Anyone seen the ad for Microsoft’s attempt at usurping Apple’s Garageband? They are calling it Songsmith and this must rank as the worst commercial ever…

    OMG, had to turn that off, real quick. Too bad for words

  • Flibster15/01/2009 at 21:31

    me: 15/01/2009 at 21:07

    I can see why - it sucks…

    what is it?

    F1 management sim. Sadly, half of the text in the game is still in german. Grrreat...

  • me15/01/2009 at 21:33

    If that actually makes anyone want to go out and buy it then they seriously need to see a doctor!

    8O

  • Lukeh15/01/2009 at 21:37

    F1 management sim. Sadly, half of the text in the game is still in german. Grrreat…

    They should make a modern Grand Prix Manager 2, or get Sports Interactive (creators of the brilliant Football manager series) to try and get some of the FIA license for an F1 management game

    EA made F1 Manager with the FIA license whilst Sony had ti for the formula one Playstation series so why not? It'd be amazing. <3 management sims (so bad, I know...)

  • Andy Taylor15/01/2009 at 21:45

    Anyone seen the ad for Microsoft’s attempt at usurping Apple’s Garageband? They are calling it Songsmith and this must rank as the worst commercial ever…

    Oh.My.God.

    That is hilarious. Apple must be really scared. NOT!

  • me15/01/2009 at 21:47

    EA made F1 Manager with the FIA license whilst Sony had ti for the formula one Playstation series so why not? It’d be amazing. <3 management sims (so bad, I know…)

    out of interest (and keep in mind i know nothing of this), what would separate a ps3 sim from something like batracer?

  • me15/01/2009 at 21:54

    That is hilarious. Apple must be really scared. NOT!

    could've been worse, they could've dubbed it 'squirting'.

  • Andy Taylor15/01/2009 at 22:04

    could’ve been worse, they could’ve dubbed it ’squirting’.

    :|

  • R.G (Chairman of the Mr C Appreciation Society)15/01/2009 at 22:05

    out of interest (and keep in mind i know nothing of this), what would separate a ps3 sim from something like batracer?

    A lot of things. On a managment sim you control everything, engines, technical staff, drivers etc. BATracer just focuses on set ups really.

    GPM2 can be downloaded here if anyone wants to try it, 2008 mod out I believe

    http://www.gpm2world.com/

  • R.G (Chairman of the Mr C Appreciation Society)15/01/2009 at 22:12

    Official winners of the Weblog Awards if anyone

    http://2008.weblogawards.org/news/the-2008-weblog-award-winners/

  • me15/01/2009 at 22:15

    Official winners of the Weblog Awards if anyone

    ace. cheers r.g. will do a post in bit.

  • me15/01/2009 at 22:17

    A lot of things. On a managment sim you control everything, engines, technical staff, drivers etc. BATracer just focuses on set ups really.

    i see. sounds involved!

  • Jackie15/01/2009 at 22:18

    R.G (Chairman of the Mr C Appreciation Society)

    There's a Mr C appreciation Society? Cool :) Is it on the wiki?

    Talking of the wiki, I found Alianora's thread about renaming corners .. I think it'd be fun to name all the new Abu Dhabi corners after cocktails (and be totally non-PC)

  • R.G (Chairman of the Mr C Appreciation Society)15/01/2009 at 22:20

    There’s a Mr C appreciation Society? Cool :8 Is it on the wiki?

    No, I wrote a long, long, long, long post praising the guy.

  • R.G (Chairman of the Mr C Appreciation Society)15/01/2009 at 22:22

    No, I wrote a long, long, long, long post praising the guy.

    Although there should be... ;)

  • Bassano Clapper15/01/2009 at 22:23

    I think it’d be fun to name all the new Abu Dhabi corners after cocktails (and be totally non-PC)

    Sounds good, could be a drinking game in that one!

  • R.G (Leading a consortium to buy Sidepodcast for $6,000)15/01/2009 at 22:24

    Sounds good, could be a drinking game in that one!

    'The Max Turn'

    'The Cog Curves'

    'Lewis is Rubbish corner'

    That sorta stuff? ;)

  • Jackie15/01/2009 at 22:27

    ‘Lewis is Rubbish corner’

    hehe (oops is laughing at Lewis allowed?) :D

  • Dom15/01/2009 at 22:30

    (oops is laughing at Lewis allowed?)

    Yes.

  • me15/01/2009 at 22:31

    Yes.

    what the.....?

  • Dom15/01/2009 at 22:31
  • Jackie15/01/2009 at 22:33

    Yes.

    hehehehehe PMSL :)

  • Andy Taylor15/01/2009 at 22:33

    what the…..?

    KISS - they're a band.

  • R.G (Leading a consortium to buy Sidepodcast for $6,000)15/01/2009 at 22:33

    I see no alternative.

    God that guy makes an absolute idiot of himself dunnhi

  • me15/01/2009 at 22:34

    KISS - they’re a band.

    never seen that pic though.

  • Bassano Clapper15/01/2009 at 22:35

    I have and then I think that the guy on the right looks like a spaniel - every time! :)

  • Dom15/01/2009 at 22:35

    what the…..?

    You sound surprised? :P

  • me15/01/2009 at 22:35

    You sound surprised?

    it was a bit of a shock, i'll be honest with ya.

  • R.G (Leading a consortium to buy Sidepodcast for $6,000)15/01/2009 at 22:36

    it was a bit of a shock, i’ll be honest with ya.

    I saw the word 'kiss' in the tab bar when loading and was scared it would feature, that girl

  • me15/01/2009 at 22:37

    I saw the word ‘kiss’ in the tab bar when loading and was scared it would feature, that girl

    you mean THAT woman?

  • R.G (Leading a consortium to buy Sidepodcast for $6,000)15/01/2009 at 22:38

    you mean THAT woman?

    Yes, THAT woman

  • Bassano Clapper15/01/2009 at 22:38

    you mean THAT woman?

    I think he does (caps obligatory on that one)

  • Journeyer15/01/2009 at 22:38

    me: 15/01/2009 at 22:37

    I saw the word ‘kiss’ in the tab bar when loading and was scared it would feature, that girl

    you mean THAT woman?

    Yes, THAT woman. There's a lot of lovey-dovey pictures of them on the Net, just a matter of searching for them.

  • Bassano Clapper15/01/2009 at 22:38

    Yes, THAT woman. There’s a lot of lovey-dovey pictures of them on the Net, just a matter of searching for them.

    I think we'll be fine. Thanks Journeyer :D

  • lou15/01/2009 at 22:39

    you mean THAT woman?

    goodness, i come back after a hectic few days, and you guys are chatting about THAT woman :P

  • me15/01/2009 at 22:39

    Yes, THAT woman. There’s a lot of lovey-dovey pictures of them on the Net, just a matter of searching for them.

    don't go troubling yourself now.

  • Jackie15/01/2009 at 22:39

    Try this one http://inlinethumb35.webshots.com/33954/2436613690102996238S425x425Q85.jpg

  • R.G (Leading a consortium to buy Sidepodcast for $6,000)15/01/2009 at 22:39

    goodness, i come back after a hectic few days, and you guys are chatting about THAT woman

    Dom started it.

  • Dom15/01/2009 at 22:40

    it was a bit of a shock, i’ll be honest with ya.

    I'm sure you talked about it in the Australia podcast?

  • lou15/01/2009 at 22:41

    Dom started it.

    lol :)

    did your exams go ok R.G? (i take it they are finished now?)

  • me15/01/2009 at 22:41

    I’m sure you talked about it in the Australia podcast?

    oh.

  • Bassano Clapper15/01/2009 at 22:41

    Try this one <a href=”http://inlinethumb35.webshots.com/339542436613690102996238S425×425Q85.jpg

    It no workey

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 22:41

    Talking of the wiki, I found Alianora’s thread about renaming corners .. I think it’d be fun to name all the new Abu Dhabi corners after cocktails (and be totally non-PC)

    I must dig out a map of that track and see if any of the corners suggest a coctail name. Mind you it is a Tilkedrone so Zombie springs instantly mind. Shame that there is not a cocktail called stultifingly boring.

  • Journeyer15/01/2009 at 22:41

    Dom: 15/01/2009 at 22:40

    it was a bit of a shock, i’ll be honest with ya.

    I’m sure you talked about it in the Australia podcast?

    Methinks it wasn't discussed on Sidepodcast. It was discussed on F1 Rejects, though. They made fun of Kimi too, who also had a photo-op with the band.

  • me15/01/2009 at 22:41

    It no workey

    i'm treating that as a blessing.

  • me15/01/2009 at 22:42

    I must dig out a map of that track and see if any of the corners suggest a coctail name. Mind you it is a Tilkedrone so Zombie springs instantly mind. Shame that there is not a cocktail called stultifingly boring.

    :D

  • Dom15/01/2009 at 22:42

    Dom started it.

    I blame Steven.

  • Bassano Clapper15/01/2009 at 22:43

    I blame Steven.

    Who doesn't? :D

  • R.G (Leading a consortium to buy Sidepodcast for $6,000)15/01/2009 at 22:43

    lol

    did your exams go ok R.G? (i take it they are finished now?)

    I've still got some to go :( Mock Maths (cos I'm so clever I'm doing Fast Track), another Science and an ICT one which will be a walk in the park.

    Other than that, first science was simple, french was nervous as hell, and my first maths mock was alright

  • Jackie15/01/2009 at 22:43

    Sorry I don't know how to do the link thing .. try this

    http://inlinethumb35.webshots.com/33954/2436613690102996238S425×425Q85.jpg

  • R.G (Leading a consortium to buy Sidepodcast for $6,000)15/01/2009 at 22:44

    Who doesn’t?

    Apparantly me when I said Dom

  • me15/01/2009 at 22:45

    Sorry I don’t know how to do the link thing .. try this

    what you're doing seems fine? could try dropio though.

  • Bassano Clapper15/01/2009 at 22:46

    Sorry I don’t know how to do the link thing .. try this http://inlinethumb35.webshots.com/33954/2436613690102996238S425×425Q85.jpg

    jpg doesn't exist or isn't available on this servers

    &

    error is 404

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 22:46

    I blame Steven.

    I wasn't hear when you started it

  • Dom15/01/2009 at 22:46

    Apparantly me when I said Dom

    I did kinda come out of nowhere...

    Evenin' :)

  • Jackie15/01/2009 at 22:47

    :( I'll try drop.io

  • Bassano Clapper15/01/2009 at 22:47

    Must hit the hay, early start tomorrow.

    'night gang

  • Andy Taylor15/01/2009 at 22:47

    you mean THAT woman?

    Wow. Me uses Capital letters. You must really not like her :)

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 22:47

    Someone managed to land an Airbus A320 on the Hudson river after a bird strike. On BBC2 news now

  • Bassano Clapper15/01/2009 at 22:47

    what you’re doing seems fine? could try dropio though.

    Failing that, Frop.io :D

  • Dom15/01/2009 at 22:48

    I’ll try drop.io

    The first one worked for me, Jackie.

  • Bassano Clapper15/01/2009 at 22:48

    Someone managed to land an Airbus A320 on the Hudson river after a bird strike. On BBC2 news now

    I doubt that's called a landing

    Really am off now

  • me15/01/2009 at 22:49

    I doubt that’s called a landing

    Really am off now

    see ya sir.

  • R.G (Leading a consortium to buy Sidepodcast for $6,000)15/01/2009 at 22:49

    Alright, Question Time has blared onto my television, so I think time to hit the hay. Metaphorically of course, cos hitting hay may actually hurt me, though never actually tried since I'm not close to a farm. But who knows, maybe a horse will chase after me and it'll all end in a pay day for drop.io/frop.io/laugh.io

    God I do tend to waffle when I go to slepp, my god that Toyota is gorgeous, very sle...

  • me15/01/2009 at 22:49

    Failing that, Frop.io

    even better.

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 22:50

    I doubt that’s called a landing Really am off now

    Everyone got off in one piece. The local ferries of their own volition sailed over and started picking people off the wings which is where they went once they had evacuated

  • Alianora La Canta15/01/2009 at 22:50

    How did I end up third in qualifying (and my team-mate fourth)? I know Monaco is a relatively good track for me (I once won it in a Red Bull when I was account-sitting a couple of years back), but I feel this is not an adequete explanation. If that had happened in real F1, the medical centre would be full of fainting journalists because Force Indias simply don't lock out the second row of grids...

  • Dom15/01/2009 at 22:52

    Someone managed to land an Airbus A320 on the Hudson river after a bird strike.

    Blimey...

  • Alianora La Canta15/01/2009 at 22:53

    Just been given a copy of Racing Team Manager by a friend who hated it.

    I can see why - it sucks… {Flibster}

    It wasn't released by Europress by any chance? Only I think I may have either its prequel or its sequel (probably sequel since nearly all of it made it into English and only some of the file names are German). It is confusingly known as F1 Manager, not to be confused with the much more realistic EA version that was released some years later.

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 22:53

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=96M-L02JDEU

    Airbus on the Hudson

  • Alianora La Canta15/01/2009 at 22:55

    I found Alianora’s thread about renaming corners .. I think it’d be fun to name all the new Abu Dhabi corners after cocktails {Jackie}

    OK... ...does anyone have a definitive Abu Dhabi map I can play with? Though I may need some help with cocktail names since I've never drunk any - maybe there's a LetsDrinkIt.com site out there?

  • Jackie15/01/2009 at 22:56

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

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 22:56

    http://www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/abu_dhabi_823/circuit_diagram.html

    Abu Dhabi is not pretty

  • Alianora La Canta15/01/2009 at 22:57

    Other than that, first science was simple, french was nervous as hell, and my first maths mock was alright {R.G.}

    Good luck with the remaining exams, R.G.!

  • me15/01/2009 at 22:58

    Abu Dhabi is not pretty

    my goodness. yuck.

  • Jackie15/01/2009 at 22:58

    Abu Dhabi diagram on wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Circuit_Yas-Island.svg

  • me15/01/2009 at 22:58
  • lou15/01/2009 at 22:59

    Abu Dhabi is not pretty

    oh good god.

  • me15/01/2009 at 22:59

    Abu Dhabi diagram on wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Circuit_Yas-Island.svg

    that track is gonna end the season?

    the racing's gonna be terrible.

  • Jackie15/01/2009 at 23:00

    It looks like a gun pointing upwards

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 23:01

    It looks like Phoenix or one of those US tracks from the 80s

  • lou15/01/2009 at 23:02

    It looks like a gun pointing upwards

    maybe tilke has run out of ideas, and is looking to objects for inspiration?

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 23:02

    So we need 20 cocktail names. Given Bernie's new found liking for odd start times I think Tequila Sunrise should be in there

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 23:04

    I suppose given news storied in that area Sex on the Beach may or may not be appropriate

  • Jackie15/01/2009 at 23:04

    So we need 20 cocktail names

    http://www.howtomixcocktails.com/cocktail/ take your pick

  • me15/01/2009 at 23:05

    I suppose given news storied in that area Sex on the Beach may or may not be appropriate

    :D

  • Dom15/01/2009 at 23:05

    maybe tilke has run out of ideas, and is looking to objects for inspiration?

    And the first thing he saw was a gun?

  • me15/01/2009 at 23:05

    http://www.howtomixcocktails.com/cocktail/ take your pick

    suppose "ferrari" would be considered to be showing bias?

  • Jackie15/01/2009 at 23:05

    There's one called a Ferrari

    Ferrari

    1.0 fl. oz. of Amaretto

    1.5 fl. oz. of Dry Vermouth

    Ice

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 23:08

    F1 related (loose;y) cocktails from another site

    Cosmopolitan

    Around the World

    Screw driver

    Singapore Sling

    Sewer Rat - can't think who that would apply to

  • lou15/01/2009 at 23:09

    And the first thing he saw was a gun?

    erm... he was watching a murder mystery on tv at the time?

    :)

  • Jackie15/01/2009 at 23:10

    There's one called a "snow bunny" .. can you just imagine the commentary :)

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 23:12

    Millionaire

    Need for Speed - great cocktail name

    http://www.cocktail.uk.com/db/viewCocktail.asp?ID=4343&t=Need+for+speed+ii&ty=cocktail+recipe

  • Alianora La Canta15/01/2009 at 23:14

    Shame that there is not a cocktail called stultifingly boring. {Steven Roy}

    There's one called Hayride - will that do?

  • Dom15/01/2009 at 23:16

    he was watching a murder mystery on tv at the time

    Either that or he was playing cluedo. :P

  • Jackie15/01/2009 at 23:16

    can we have a Truli choo choo?

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 23:16

    There’s one called Hayride - will that do?

    I am not sure there is much hay in Abu Dhabi

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 23:16

    can we have a Truli choo choo?

    If such a thing exists

  • Lukeh15/01/2009 at 23:17

    They should just skip Abou Diaby GP and I've already suggested to Lou my plans to try and get plans authorised for the 'Luke's Street GP' to replace it. It;s an exciting street circuit, with no corners and my 3 bedroom bog standard terraced house as the fantastic pit complex for them to spend their time in and relax.

    Donington? pffft.

  • lou15/01/2009 at 23:19

    Either that or he was playing cluedo.

    hehe

  • Alianora La Canta15/01/2009 at 23:22

    I am not sure there is much hay in Abu Dhabi {Steven Roy - 4 comments ago}

    True, but a hayride would be about as exciting if the Tilkedrome prediction comes true.

  • Jackie15/01/2009 at 23:23

    You guys maybe already know the testing dates but if not, here's a link http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/tests.php

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 23:23

    True, but a hayride would be about as exciting if the Tilkedrome prediction comes true.

    OK let's have it then

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 23:29

    Not F1 related but I have just found two sci-fi cocktails

    Jedi mind trick and several versions of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

  • me15/01/2009 at 23:31

    Jedi mind trick and several versions of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

    drinking enough of the first could make us think we're watching an awesome race?

  • Alianora La Canta15/01/2009 at 23:31

    I've done the corner re-naming and am dropioing the result.

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 23:33

    drinking enough of the first could make us think we’re watching an awesome race?

    Maybe that should be the plan for all Tilke races except Turkey. Pick a cocktail and keep drinking until you think you are enjoying it

  • Jackie15/01/2009 at 23:34

    Wow, that was quick :)

  • Steven Roy15/01/2009 at 23:35

    I’ve done the corner re-naming and am dropioing the result.

    I look forward to Christine's preview show using those names

  • me15/01/2009 at 23:35

    I look forward to Christine’s preview show using those names

    :D

  • Jackie15/01/2009 at 23:42

    Well, 'tis bedtime for me.

    G'night all :)

  • me15/01/2009 at 23:45

    Well, ’tis bedtime for me.

    see ya tomorrow jackie :)

  • Miley Cyrus15/01/2009 at 23:57
  • me16/01/2009 at 00:01

    Damn those asylum seekers

    "The level of anger and frustration at the factory is unbelievable. We wonder whether Nick is doing the right thing by wearing two hats. The DTI will be keen to make sure that Honda find the best, most competitive buyer."

    in fairness, we've been saying the same thing here and it's not our jobs on the line.

  • Andy Taylor16/01/2009 at 00:08

    I doubt that’s called a landing

    Anything the pilot can walk away from (or in this case, swim) is a landing :)

  • Miley Cyrus16/01/2009 at 00:55

    in fairness, we’ve been saying the same thing here and it’s not our jobs on the line.

    I wasn't sticking up for Nick Fry, just having a laugh about the Daily Mail. ;)

    Maybe my joke wasn't so good. :(

  • me16/01/2009 at 00:59

    I wasn’t sticking up for Nick Fry, just having a laugh about the Daily Mail.

    ahh. that was waaay to subtle for me, sorry.

    Maybe my joke wasn’t so good.

    no, it's brilliantly sublime, i'm just not that smart!

    ;)