Monday, and the day after the day before. F1 is back in business and we've ticked one event off of the 19 race calendar already. It will be a further 11 days before cars take to the track again. It looks like we have some time to kill.

Christine has entrusted me with daily duties, which I interpret to mean "discussing in-depth technical aspects of the site at great length". Something I shall gladly do.

This weekend, marked for Sidepodcast, the culmination of 4-6 months worth of work. During the off-season many hours were spent shoring up weaknesses of the old live commenting system, to enable the smooth experience of the past four days. I'm quite relieved it all worked as expected.

The debut of the Factbyte Factbox marks the new technical direction Sidepodcast.com is heading in. We bought a brand new server from Rackspace to host the system, and after a solid weekend's work, we'll be migrating the rest of the site there shortly. I don't remember the last time we had so few technical issues during a race weekend, and in fact the only downtime experienced was a 60 second server outage caused by the two of us attempting to publish F1 Big Picture and F1 Minute articles simultaneously. In over three years, we've never crossed the blogging streams before, and we should probably avoid it in future.

Back to the subject of F1, what's new for Monday?

  • I've just been reading the latest edition of GrandPrix+, which might explain the delay in posting the daily. Joe and David are far more optimistic about what they saw in Bahrain than we have been. I understand races in days of yore used to be slow burners, building to a climax, but does the Playstation generation really have such patience nowadays?
  • Lukeh debuted a new report card rating system on his blog, and he's given race number one a resounding 'D', although he is looking positively towards Australia.
  • F1Photos offers a unique look at yesterday's first lap incident between Kubica and Sutil. I approve of the frame-by-frame sequence, and hope to see more as the season progresses.
  • Finally, Gavin published his comprehensive analysis of the opening Fantasy Racers round. I faired better than I was expecting, so haven't started sulking about my position just yet.

That'll do for me. Don't forget to listen to Christine's F1 Digest roundup today, I don't remember the GP episode appearing as early as Sunday for a very long time. The girl worked incredibly hard throughout the whole of the race weekend, and I stand in awe of her work.

479 responses

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 01:54

    Hello Monday

  • paul15/03/2010 at 01:55

    Hello Monday

    hello

  • me15/03/2010 at 01:55

    ooh, i just realised i didn't check the calendar. thankfully, no birthdays!

  • paul15/03/2010 at 01:56

    ooh, i just realised i didn't check the calendar. thankfully, no birthdays!

    Hmmm. maybe I should add mine. Right there with JV :D

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 01:57

    We bought a brand new server from Rackspace to host the system, and after a solid weekend's work, we'll be migrating the rest of the site there shortly.

    That sounds like a good trial for a new server. Didn't know it was happening but very happy it worked so well

  • me15/03/2010 at 01:57

    Hmmm. maybe I should add mine. Right there with JV :D

    ooh, may we?

  • paul15/03/2010 at 01:58

    ooh, may we?

    I can, it's a good job for lunch time

  • paul15/03/2010 at 01:59

    ooh, may we?

    well, I would if I could find the wiki page.

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:00

    That sounds like a good trial for a new server. Didn't know it was happening but very happy it worked so well

    haven't really gone into it, so you din't miss anything. i'll maybe blog about it in more detail soon. the company were recommended by alex, they have really good support and the price is within the range we're paying for mediatemple's shoddy service.

    the fbfb uses the same technology as live comments, but because it's only live every fortnight we can fix things at a sensible pace and not impact anyone.

    working out well so far.

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:01

    I understand races in days of yore used to be slow burners, building to a climax, but does the Playstation generation really have such patience nowadays?

    Well, now THERE is a topic for discussion. I've always been intrigued by different generations' attention spans.

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:02

    We bought a brand new server from Rackspace to host the system, and after a solid weekend's work, we'll be migrating the rest of the site there shortly.

    *Puts Service/Change Management hat on*

    Are we expecting any downtime for the migration?

  • paul15/03/2010 at 02:02

    Well, now THERE is a topic for discussion. I've always been intrigued by different generations' attention spans.

    Hmmm interesting. I......wait, there's something flashing over there!

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 02:02

    Well, now THERE is a topic for discussion. I've always been intrigued by different generations' attention spans.

    Now I was complaining of boredom, but I would say I have a very long attention span. I really like dragging things out and looking forward to them. Maybe that's odd.

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:03

    Are we expecting any downtime for the migration?

    nope, should be seamless. max 5-10 minutes.

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:03

    ooh, may we?

    well, I would if I could find the wiki page.

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/SPC+Regulars

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 02:03

    Hmmm interesting. I......wait, there's something flashing over there!

    Nick? Is that you?

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:03

    Hmmm interesting. I......wait, there's something flashing over there!

    :D

  • paul15/03/2010 at 02:04

    http://wiki.si...com/page/SPC+Regulars

    I'm not sure i'm that regular :D

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:04

    Now I was complaining of boredom, but I would say I have a very long attention span. I really like dragging things out and looking forward to them. Maybe that's odd.

    Ooooh. Like Spa for example? ;)

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:04

    nope, should be seamless. max 5-10 minutes.

    Cool. :D

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 02:05

    Ooooh. Like Spa for example? ;)

    I really can't afford it. There really is no way :P

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:05

    nope, should be seamless. max 5-10 minutes.

    Cool. :D

    but not for a while yet. this weeks challenge is to get the live streaming server up and running.

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:05

    I understand races in days of yore used to be slow burners, building to a climax, but does the Playstation generation really have such patience nowadays?

    Well, now THERE is a topic for discussion. I've always been intrigued by different generations' attention spans.

    This is answered simply i think;

    1. Yes, the 'playstation generation' (i really hate that phrase) do have a shorter attention span and less patience; however,

    2. Formula 1 needs to realise (along with Motorsport in general) that it needs to appeal to the current generation too.

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 02:07

    1. Yes, the 'playstation generation' (i really hate that phrase)

    Yeah, I guess you mean me. I've never had a playstation :(

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:07

    1. Yes, the 'playstation generation' (i really hate that phrase)

    iphone generation?

    2. Formula 1 needs to realise (along with Motorsport in general) that it needs to appeal to the current generation too.

    who are?

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 02:08

    gosh today has gone very quickly! Only 3 hours of work left and 45 minutes of that is break times! I must be working hard or something.

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:08

    Yeah, I guess you mean me. I've never had a playstation :(

    It means anyone under the age of 25ish

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:08

    1. Yes, the 'playstation generation' (i really hate that phrase) do have a shorter attention span and less patience; however,

    2. Formula 1 needs to realise (along with Motorsport in general) that it needs to appeal to the current generation too.

    Thing is, they say the next generation has an even shorter attention span than we do. So F1 will need to adapt to that too?

    And also, you have sports like golf that is also very much a "slow burn" sport, but it was hugely popular with Tiger around. Which tells me if there's a person they can follow around, they'll follow something that lasts for 4 days. And F1 is just 2 hours a race at most.

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:08

    Yeah, I guess you mean me. I've never had a playstation :(

    i kinda meant the PS3 generation, e.g. kids/teenagers who represent the future of the sport. people who aren't into it now because it's... quite dull.

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:08

    iphone generation?

    even worse :D

    who are?

    *up and coming

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:08

    but not for a while yet. this weeks challenge is to get the live streaming server up and running.

    Live Streaming! HOORAY!

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:08

    It means anyone under the age of 25ish

    that isn't really what i meant then. what should i change it to?

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:09

    And also, you have sports like golf that is also very much a "slow burn" sport, but it was hugely popular with Tiger around. Which tells me if there's a person they can follow around, they'll follow something that lasts for 4 days. And F1 is just 2 hours a race at most.

    some sports are intrinsically (haha bad spelling) the same, as you say, golf being one of them, but the way the coverage is broadcast makes a difference too, if theres golf on you can push your red button and follow any person round the course

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:09

    iphone generation?

    even worse :D


    twitter generation?

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:09

    And also, you have sports like golf that is also very much a "slow burn" sport, but it was hugely popular with Tiger around. Which tells me if there's a person they can follow around, they'll follow something that lasts for 4 days. And F1 is just 2 hours a race at most.

    that is interesting. although golf doesn't appeal to me in the slightest.

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:10

    twitter generation?

    aha no. i hate all things that catergorise people, so you'll never find one that i like

  • Daniel15/03/2010 at 02:12

    F1 needs to be accessible to the fans too.

    The fact we STILL have no HD feed is unbelievable, but is typical of Bernie's attitude, why does he need to, if he has tv companies buying the feed already ? The man needs replacing, he's had a good innings but it needs some fresh vision.

    Also, the fans need more than 90 minutes F1 one action for £100 + entry fee to sit on a muddy bank. It's simply not good enough and we need more overtaking, full stop.

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 02:12

    Eurgh golf....? Does anyone actually enjoy that? When I worked in the coffee shop, I did some cover near the Open and the people that came by all looked very weird.

  • paul15/03/2010 at 02:12

    twitter generation?

    no no no no no

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:13

    Eurgh golf....? Does anyone actually enjoy that? When I worked in the coffee shop, I did some cover near the Open and the people that came by all looked very weird.

    Oi! I like golf, although playing and not watching, its quite relaxing/stressful!

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:13

    aha no. i hate all things that catergorise people, so you'll never find one that i like

    ahh right. the point really is that people (like me) who like things to be constantly happening, might struggle to appreciate a slow burning race. it may be a myth that younger people get bored more easily, i have no idea.

  • paul15/03/2010 at 02:13

    twitter generation?

    "young folk"

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 02:13

    is this why fota wanted shorter races? Because our attention span as a whole is bad?

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 02:14

    "young folk"

    Now you just sound old!

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:14

    Eurgh golf....? Does anyone actually enjoy that? When I worked in the coffee shop, I did some cover near the Open and the people that came by all looked very weird.

    Oi! I like golf, although playing and not watching, its quite relaxing/stressful!

    I like watching golf! But then, I watch a lot of sports, so that might not mean much in this discussion. :)

  • paul15/03/2010 at 02:14

    Now you just sound old!

    old-ish

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:14

    is this why fota wanted shorter races? Because our attention span as a whole is bad?

    I would think so, yes.

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:14

    ahh right. the point really is that people (like me) who like things to be constantly happening, might struggle to appreciate a slow burning race. it may be a myth that younger people get bored more easily, i have no idea.

    i think i'd include you in the bubble of people i was refering too, but i think that we as uber-fans have alot more invested in the sport than 'turn the tv on at 12 and off at 3' fans and so maybe we expect more

  • paul15/03/2010 at 02:15

    ahh right. the point really is that people (like me) who like things to be constantly happening, might struggle to appreciate a slow burning race. it may be a myth that younger people get bored more easily, i have no idea.

    I had so many windows going yesterday I didn't know where to look!

  • Daniel15/03/2010 at 02:15

    They need two races, one a sprint race and the other about 50 laps. Sprint race winner is on pole for the longer race, if same drive wins both, 2 points extra or something.

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:15

    is this why fota wanted shorter races? Because our attention span as a whole is bad?

    there's some research kicking around that says, average attention span for cinema is 1hr 30min, tv is 1hr and computer screen is 30mins and mobile 10mins.

    (or something close to that)

    if more people watch races on smaller screens, they're attention span should reduce regardless of age.

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 02:15

    They need two races, one a sprint race and the other about 50 laps. Sprint race winner is on pole for the longer race, if same drive wins both, 2 points extra or something.

    No likey.

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:15

    They need two races, one a sprint race and the other about 50 laps. Sprint race winner is on pole for the longer race, if same drive wins both, 2 points extra or something.

    I don't agree, thats just turning it into something else, if you want querks, GP2's on after (or before, i forget)

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:15

    They need two races, one a sprint race and the other about 50 laps. Sprint race winner is on pole for the longer race, if same drive wins both, 2 points extra or something.

    The sprint race idea was proposed by Tony Purnell in around 2005, IIRC. It met a very... mixed response.

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:16

    I don't agree, thats just turning it into something else, if you want querks, GP2's on after (or before, i forget)

    After in our case.

  • Daniel15/03/2010 at 02:16

    They need two races, one a sprint race and the other about 50 laps. Sprint race winner is on pole for the longer race, if same drive wins both, 2 points extra or something.

    No likey.

    Elaborate ?

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 02:16

    can someone write me a creative entry on how technology has changed how i support f1? I wanna win a tv but make no effort ;)

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:16

    if more people watch races on smaller screens, they're attention span should reduce regardless of age.

    so my idea is... let's all watch F1 in cinemas! :D ;)

    (Just kidding.)

  • Daniel15/03/2010 at 02:17

    The sprint race idea was proposed by Tony Purnell in around 2005, IIRC. It met a very... mixed response

    It worked ever so well in A1 gp.

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:17

    can someone write me a creative entry on how technology has changed how i support f1? I wanna win a tv but make no effort ;)

    www.sidepodcast.com

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:17

    can someone write me a creative entry on how technology has changed how i support f1? I wanna win a tv but make no effort ;)

    Is this an LG TV?

    Initial thoughts - LCLT/FBFB, Twitter/Twitpic, blogs (Joe, JA, Stuart).

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:17

    so my idea is... let's all watch F1 in cinemas! :D ;)

    :)

    i would totally allow for slow burning races. you're onto something.

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:17
  • paul15/03/2010 at 02:17

    can someone write me a creative entry on how technology has changed how i support f1? I wanna win a tv but make no effort ;)

    Just say twitter, blog blah blah

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:18

    can someone write me a creative entry on how technology has changed how i support f1? I wanna win a tv but make no effort ;)

    www.sidepodcast.com

    the mans right!

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 02:18

    so my idea is... let's all watch F1 in cinemas! :D ;)

    This is not a unique idea. I remember my local cinema showing some races maybe 3/4 years ago. I never went, as I remember it, they were charging a fortune for tickets.

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:18

    It worked ever so well in A1 gp.

    ha. And where is A1GP now?

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:18

    This is not a unique idea. I remember my local cinema showing some races maybe 3/4 years ago. I never went, as I remember it, they were charging a fortune for tickets.

    ahh yeah. we forgot about bernie.

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:18

    This is not a unique idea. I remember my local cinema showing some races maybe 3/4 years ago. I never went, as I remember it, they were charging a fortune for tickets.

    yup, commentated on by Jonathan Palmer and Ben whatever his name was.

  • Daniel15/03/2010 at 02:19

    can someone write me a creative entry on how technology has changed how i support f1? I wanna win a tv but make no effort ;)

    Websites, such as this, red button on the beeb, blogging, twitter feeds etc

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 02:19

    This is not a unique idea. I remember my local cinema showing some races maybe 3/4 years ago. I never went, as I remember it, they were charging a fortune for tickets.

    No doubt because the rights were costing them so much.... But £10-15 is waaaay too much to watch something you could see at the same time on your tv for free.

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 02:19

    Hmmm interesting. I......wait, there's something flashing over there!

    Nick? Is that you?

    Nick is a flasher? You kept that quiet

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:20

    yup, commentated on by Jonathan Palmer and Ben whatever his name was.

    Ben Edwards, the F1 DVD commentator.

    IIRC, there was a video clip of Abu Dhabi 2009 going around that was shown in the cinema and had commentary by Ben and John Watson.

  • paul15/03/2010 at 02:20

    Joe needs captions on the photos in GP+. I don't know what some of those old cars are.

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:20

    Nick is a flasher? You kept that quiet

    :D

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:20

    Nick is a flasher? You kept that quiet

    :)

  • Daniel15/03/2010 at 02:20

    It worked ever so well in A1 gp.

    ha. And where is A1GP now?

    That was due to money. Brands was RAMMED last year and the year before. Close, fast racing and £30 to get in.

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 02:20

    i shall add something about sidepodcast giving me people to watch races with on the other side of the world. One thing i have learned about creativity contests is that if you can make it rhyme you will win ;)

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 02:20

    Nick is a flasher? You kept that quiet

    :D Noooooooo!

    I think the worst thing he's ever done is wander off in the middle of a conversation because he was convinced someone was hiding in his AC ducts....

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:21

    That was due to money. Brands was RAMMED last year and the year before. Close, fast racing and £30 to get in.

    I know that, but F1 is meant to be non gimmiky, one race, no messing.

    2 races is putting the entertainment before the sport

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:21

    i shall add something about sidepodcast giving me people to watch races with on the other side of the world. One thing i have learned about creativity contests is that if you can make it rhyme you will win ;)

    Very much so. Good luck, Amy! :)

  • Daniel15/03/2010 at 02:21

    No doubt because the rights were costing them so much.... But £10-15 is waaaay too much to watch something you could see at the same time on your tv for free.

    And that comes down to Bernie's greed again.

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:21

    i shall add something about sidepodcast giving me people to watch races with on the other side of the world. One thing i have learned about creativity contests is that if you can make it rhyme you will win ;)

    rhyme? like a limerick?

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 02:22

    Thing is, they say the next generation has an even shorter attention span than we do. So F1 will need to adapt to that too?

    It is odd that as the attention span gets shorter F1's ability to be instantly gripping is lessening. As with so many things it is headed in the wrong direction.

    You would think a sport would so many steering wheels would be able to head in the right direction

  • paul15/03/2010 at 02:22

    Very much so. Good luck, Amy! :)

    *Waits for Amy to come up with all the ideas before I enter*

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:22

    You would think a sport would so many steering wheels would be able to head in the right direction

    hehe!

  • Daniel15/03/2010 at 02:22

    I know that, but F1 is meant to be non gimmiky, one race, no messing.

    2 races is putting the entertainment before the sport

    Perhaps, but F1 needs television audiences to survive. How we made it through the schumacher era amazes me.

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:23

    Perhaps, but F1 needs television audiences to survive. How we made it through the schumacher era amazes me.

    because F1's better without him?

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 02:24

    They need two races, one a sprint race and the other about 50 laps. Sprint race winner is on pole for the longer race, if same drive wins both, 2 points extra or something.

    I would hate that. A grand prix should be a grand prix

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:24

    Perhaps, but F1 needs television audiences to survive. How we made it through the schumacher era amazes me.

    Simple: a compelling personality with a compelling storyline. First, as a young gun, then as Ferrari's savior. By the time we got to the middle of his dominance, he was kinda like Tiger in that a lot of people tuned in wanting to see him win again... and again... and again...

    And as Steven will tell you, Schumi fans can be some of the most... passionate out there about their man.

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:24

    Perhaps, but F1 needs television audiences to survive. How we made it through the schumacher era amazes me.

    that's also true. we'd be tearing it up something proper if that happened now.

  • Daniel15/03/2010 at 02:24

    because F1's better without him?

    Daniel is nodding.

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 02:25

    ill fight you for it, i need a tv for my lounge :D

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 02:25

    so my idea is... let's all watch F1 in cinemas! :D ;)

    There are cinemas showing races live in the UK

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:25

    that's also true. we'd be tearing it up something proper if that happened now.

    What did we come up with then? Well, we got a tyre war back, then they tried changing the car regs, then later they banned tyre changes.

    Which isn't much in the great scheme of things.

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:25

    ill fight you for it, i need a tv for my lounge :D

    you can have my tv if i get your one that you win?

    14" TV/VCR combi FTW!

  • paul15/03/2010 at 02:25

    ill fight you for it, i need a tv for my lounge :D

    I already have one, so I best not win it.

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:26

    that's also true. we'd be tearing it up something proper if that happened now.

    What did we come up with then? Well, we got a tyre war back, then they tried changing the car regs, then later they banned tyre changes.

    Which isn't much in the great scheme of things.

    I loved the tyre war and I loved the one tyre thing, it totally worked (if i remember correctly!)

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:26

    What did we come up with then? Well, we got a tyre war back, then they tried changing the car regs, then later they banned tyre changes.

    true enough.

  • Daniel15/03/2010 at 02:27

    Simple: a compelling personality with a compelling storyline. First, as a young gun, then as Ferrari's savior. By the time we got to the middle of his dominance, he was kinda like Tiger in that a lot of people tuned in wanting to see him win again... and again... and again...

    But it was so boring when Michael would streak off into the distance and just lap after lap of redness. I heard the Italian national anthem soooo many times I can hum it to myself without even trying. It was dull dull dull dull. I mean the 2000-2004 era of the mikey and jean show.

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 02:27

    I think the worst thing he's ever done is wander off in the middle of a conversation because he was convinced someone was hiding in his AC ducts....

    He is a paranoid flasher?

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 02:27

    because F1's better without him?

    Oh yes. So, so, so, so much better without him

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:28

    I loved the tyre war and I loved the one tyre thing, it totally worked (if i remember correctly!)

    It helped and doomed McLaren at the same time. Although it made pitstops utter non-events.

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:28

    not sure if this is significant, but just changed the homepage pic and noticed williams have a lollipop lady: http://sidepodcast.com/

    at that a first? am i backwards in assuming all pit-crews were male?

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 02:28

    He is a paranoid flasher?

    I'm going to tell him you said that!

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:28

    I think the worst thing he's ever done is wander off in the middle of a conversation because he was convinced someone was hiding in his AC ducts....

    He is a paranoid flasher?

    heeeeh!

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 02:28

    Simple: a compelling personality with a compelling storyline. First, as a young gun, then as Ferrari's savior. By the time we got to the middle of his dominance, he was kinda like Tiger in that a lot of people tuned in wanting to see him win again... and again... and again...

    Is this from Christine's sequel?

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:28

    at that a first? am i backwards in assuming all pit-crews were male?

    oh yeah! thats really cool!

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 02:29

    no deal jon, i already have a 14" in there its too small! Its also not digital so i cant watch f1 on it :D

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:29

    Is this from Christine's sequel?

    Hmmm. That's a good idea for Christine's sequel. :D

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:30

    at that a first? am i backwards in assuming all pit-crews were male?

    no idea. they always have helmets on, so it's hard to be sure.

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 02:30

    Simple: a compelling personality with a compelling storyline. First, as a young gun, then as Ferrari's savior. By the time we got to the middle of his dominance, he was kinda like Tiger in that a lot of people tuned in wanting to see him win again... and again... and again...

    As someone who would only get an f1 dose from the radio as we had lunch on sundays, I can say I was always satisfied when I heard Shumacher had won. I like people breaking records and the such.

    Please don't hate me.... I was just a child! :P

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 02:31

    As someone who would only get an f1 dose from the radio as we had lunch on sundays, I can say I was always satisfied when I heard Schumacher had won. I like people breaking records and the such.

    Please don't hate me.... I was just a child! :P

    You should get the Schumi spirit back, Alison! It's good! :D

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 02:34

    But it was so boring when Michael would streak off into the distance and just lap after lap of redness. I heard the Italian national anthem soooo many times I can hum it to myself without even trying. It was dull dull dull dull. I mean the 2000-2004 era of the mikey and jean show.

    I think Christine refered to the German anthem followed by the Italian anthem as F1's theme tune.

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 02:35

    not sure if this is significant, but just changed the homepage pic and noticed williams have a lollipop lady: http://sidepodcast.com/

    at that a first? am i backwards in assuming all pit-crews were male?

    First one I am aware of. I am not aware of a woman being involved in pit stops

  • paul15/03/2010 at 02:35

    Grrrr. Lunch is over.

    Evening all

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 02:37

    First one I am aware of. I am not aware of a woman being involved in pit stops

    Ooooh cool. I guess generally most of the kit is really heavy, a woman might not be able to manage it so well within that kind of timeframe.

  • me15/03/2010 at 02:42

    a squished lee and a squished holly (sunglasses in front of MS): http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/97694535/AFP

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:44

    a squished lee and a squished holly (sunglasses in front of MS): http://www.get...m/detail/97694535/AFP

    aww they stick together :)

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 02:46

    aha, A writer for F1 Racing Spain has mistakenly used @feederseries (my site) instead of @feeder_series (gp2 twitter) so I recieved the following tweet...

    http://twitter.com/tabathavalls/status/10364140711

    :D

  • Alex Andronov15/03/2010 at 06:39

    Morning everyone :)

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 06:45

    Morning everyone :)

    aloha

  • Alex Andronov15/03/2010 at 06:47

    aloha

    indeedydo!

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 06:56

    indeedydo!

    I had a lovely Monday, I found out my new pay rate, and apparently I am in my temporary 2 week job until June. This makes Spa saving much easier!

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 07:03

    I had a lovely Monday, I found out my new pay rate, and apparently I am in my temporary 2 week job until June. This makes Spa saving much easier!

    Wow, you must be a good supervisor/manager. :D It's quite the magic trick to turn 2 weeks into 2 months! :)

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 07:08

    Wow, you must be a good supervisor/manager. :D It's quite the magic trick to turn 2 weeks into 2 months! :)

    one of the other supervisors has applied for a new job and they've told me that if he gets it then I can have his job so fingers crossed it might become properly permanent :D

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 07:09

    one of the other supervisors has applied for a new job and they've told me that if he gets it then I can have his job so fingers crossed it might become properly permanent

    WOW. Awesome stuff!

  • Lewis15/03/2010 at 07:11

    Morning....

  • F1Wolf15/03/2010 at 07:16

    I did not manage to avoid Slater on Star SPorts unfortunately. Nothing has changed there. He still mixes up drivers, teams, team mates. Although to be fair to him, the extra number of people racing in F1 must have made life unbearable for that guy :-)

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 07:17

    I did not manage to avoid Slater on Star SPorts unfortunately. Nothing has changed there. He still mixes up drivers, teams, team mates. Although to be fair to him, the extra number of people racing in F1 must have made life unbearable for that guy

    Haha! I missed much of that thanks to the BBC feed. :D

    From what little I heard though, Gary Anderson gave very good insight. What do you think?

  • F1Wolf15/03/2010 at 07:20

    From what little I heard though, Gary Anderson gave very good insight. What do you think?

    frankly, I was so irritated by that S person that I could not care less who else is talking what. not sure how would I handle if I had to put up at the same time with irritating Slater and dull race. oh, hold on ... :-)

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 07:37

    Morning ;)

  • F1Wolf15/03/2010 at 07:42

    Morning

    afternoon

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 08:20

    Hello one and all.

  • Turkey Machine15/03/2010 at 08:24

    Morning.

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 08:36

    ♥ Mark Webber: http://twitter.com/AussieGrit/status/10504206488

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 08:44

    Morning Christine :)

    ♥ Mark Webber: http://twitter...it/status/10504206488

    I guess him swearing is ok now then? ;)

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 08:46

    I guess him swearing is ok now then? ;)

    Hmm. I don't really find that offensive. Perhaps I should have marked it as having swearing in. Apologies.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 08:47

    I guess him swearing is ok now then? ;)

    Hmm. I don't really find that offensive. Perhaps I should have marked it as having swearing in. Apologies.

    Nah, it's not that bad at all really - especially given the context!

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 08:58

    Morning everyone. Fire alarm thing at 9am just as you settle down for a lecture is silly.

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 08:59

    Hmm. I don't really find that offensive. Perhaps I should have marked it as having swearing in. Apologies.

    he is right though ;)

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 08:59

    Morning everyone. Fire alarm thing at 9am just as you settle down for a lecture is silly.

    Like you would have stayed awake anyway ;)

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 09:01

    Like you would have stayed awake anyway ;)

    it did wake me up to be fair

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:02

    Like you would have stayed awake anyway ;)

    it did wake me up to be fair

    Red Bull

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:03

    Like you would have stayed awake anyway ;)

    it did wake me up to be fair

    Red Bull

    Eh? It was supposed to say Red Bull (Less Than) Fire Alarm!

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 09:14

    Eh? It was supposed to say Red Bull (Less Than) Fire Alarm!

    The fire alarm stole your words :)

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 09:17

    Tweets of the Week: http://www.f1minute.com/2010/03/14/tweets-of-the-week-14th-march-2010/

    Sadly not featuring Mark Webber, but a rather spectacular tweet from Jaime.

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 09:18

    Sadly not featuring Mark Webber, but a rather spectacular tweet from Jaime.

    He truly is a very shouty man.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:19

    Sadly not featuring Mark Webber, but a rather spectacular tweet from Jaime.

    He truly is a very shouty man.

    JAIME TWEETING!!!! IS EXCITING!!!

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 09:19

    Sadly not featuring Mark Webber, but a rather spectacular tweet from Jaime.

    I like that English is not his first language, and quite often he doesn't make sense, but even he knows that a lot is two words. I kind of love him for that, it's my most hated mistake.

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 09:19

    JAIME TWEETING!!!! IS EXCITING!!!

    His tweets remind me of Brick from Anchorman

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:19

    Tweets of the Week: http://www.f1m...week-14th-march-2010/

    Nothing from Claire?

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 09:20

    Nothing from Claire?

    She's been very quiet this week. Sent Liam to Bahrain.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:20

    JAIME TWEETING!!!! IS EXCITING!!!

    His tweets remind me of Brick from Anchorman

    I DON'T KNOW WHY I AM SHOUTING!!!!

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:21

    I'm watching the race again. It's not any good second time either

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:21

    She's been very quiet this week. Sent Liam to Bahrain.

    Booo. Hope she is in Oz. We might see her!

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 09:21

    I'm watching the race again. It's not any good second time either

    Why would you do that?

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 09:22

    I DON'T KNOW WHY I AM SHOUTING!!!!

    I just noticed his bio is "GOOD RACING I PUSH, NOT GOOD MUSIC I DO NOT DANCE"

    I don't have a clue what hes on about but I love it.

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 09:22

    I DON'T KNOW WHY I AM SHOUTING!!!!

    Not quite but close ;)

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:22

    Why would you do that?

    I don't remember seeing anything lat night I was commenting and watching my PC mostly.

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 09:22

    Booo. Hope she is in Oz. We might see her!

    I am going to get SO stalky that week. Twitter is going to be mighty helpful I think.

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:23

    I am going to get SO stalky that week. Twitter is going to be mighty helpful I think.

    I might even start watching twitter

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 09:23

    I just noticed his bio is "GOOD RACING I PUSH, NOT GOOD MUSIC I DO NOT DANCE"

    I don't have a clue what hes on about but I love it.

    I agree.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:23

    Why would you do that?

    I don't remember seeing anything lat night I was commenting and watching my PC mostly.

    No need to watch it again - we have the FBFB now ;)

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:23

    I DON'T KNOW WHY I AM SHOUTING!!!!

    Not quite but close ;)

    Haven't seen it for a while but that was one of the best bits!§

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:23

    No need to watch it again - we have the FBFB now ;)

    true, and it skips all the boring bits

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 09:24

    I agree.

    I might pull that line out from time to time when I am in a club. "not good music i do not dance"

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 09:24

    I don't remember seeing anything lat night I was commenting and watching my PC mostly.

    Ahh. Well, if we don't hear from you for a while, we'll know you've fallen asleep.

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 09:24

    Haven't seen it for a while but that was one of the best bits!§

    True :D

    wooooah at that a simoleon logo!

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 09:25

    I might pull that line out from time to time when I am in a club. "not good music i do not dance"

    It seems like quite a good philosophy to have for life in general.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:25

    Haven't seen it for a while but that was one of the best bits!§

    True :D

    wooooah at that a simoleon logo!

    Wooo at my rubbish typing?

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:25

    Ahh. Well, if we don't hear from you for a while, we'll know you've fallen asleep.

    Tweets of the weeks are more interesting. I might turn the race off soon, they have done the pit stops.

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 09:25

    Heikki: Got back home eventually, went around over the Geneva city a few times cos someone had reserved the runway or something...

    ......Lewis? :D

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 09:27

    Wooo at my rubbish typing?

    I didnt even know therewas a button for that!

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:28

    Wooo at my rubbish typing?

    I didnt even know therewas a button for that!

    Apparently it is this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_sign

    SIMOLEON HAS SYMBOL!!!! I TYPE!!!!

  • F1Wolf15/03/2010 at 09:28

    Heikki: Got back home eventually, went around over the Geneva city a few times cos someone had reserved the runway or something...

    no no... the guy with private plane living in Geneva races for Silver Arrows and wears red helmet I believe

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 09:29

    no no... the guy with private plane living in Geneva races for Silver Arrows and wears red helmet I believe

    ohh I forgot he was there too :D

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:30

    no no... the guy with private plane living in Geneva races for Silver Arrows and wears red helmet I believe

    ohh I forgot he was there too :D

    Do you think he asked the pilot to Schumi Chop him in mid air?

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:30

    Was Nelson Piquet at the World Champion's do at Bahrain?

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:30

    Was Nelson Piquet at the World Champion's do at Bahrain?

    Nope :D

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 09:30

    Was Nelson Piquet at the World Champion's do at Bahrain?

    Nope, he had better things to do, like be angry at F1

  • F1Wolf15/03/2010 at 09:30

    Was Nelson Piquet at the World Champion's do at Bahrain?

    nope, he and Kimi missed

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:31

    Nope, he had better things to do, like be angry at F1

    Hmmmmm. OK. Would have been interesting

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:32

    Nope, he had better things to do, like be angry at F1

    Hmmmmm. OK. Would have been interesting

    Even his Brabham wasn't there!

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:32

    Even his Brabham wasn't there!

    hehe.

  • F1Wolf15/03/2010 at 09:32

    Even his Brabham wasn't there!

    but Mr Brabham was

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:33

    but Mr Brabham was

    He was, and not looking too bad

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:34

    but Mr Brabham was

    He was, and not looking too bad

    Was really good to see that actually - I hear he is ill with Kidney problems...

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:35

    Was really good to see that actually - I hear he is ill with Kidney problems...

    Yep, there was a TV show about him here last year, and he seemed quite sick, so he may be managing it now

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 09:45

    I just realised my last 5 tweets all end with a !. I need to calm down.

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 09:46

    I just realised my last 5 tweets all end with a !. I need to calm down.

    I think you're feeling a bit Jaime

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 09:46

    I just realised my last 5 tweets all end with a !. I need to calm down.

    You'll be typing in all caps next.

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 09:46

    I think you're feeling a bit Jaime

    our names rhyme. Maybe he can help me win that TV.

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 09:47

    Rubbish stuff from The Times calling Karun an expensive flop

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/formula_1/article7061689.ece

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:48

    Oh. The race has finished (again) I missed the last 15 laps.

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 09:48

    Oh. The race has finished (again) I missed the last 15 laps.

    Will you watch it a third time?

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 09:49

    Oh. The race has finished (again) I missed the last 15 laps.

    but didn't you hear?

    "that was one of the great races i have seen for two reasons. 1. it felt like forever since the last race of '09 so i couldnt wait any longer and 2. there was close racing and a lot of cars getting sideways. if you watch F1 for the crashes, you are not an F1 supporter, your an idiot."

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:49

    Will you watch it a third time?

    I hope not. There must be something else on. ;-)

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:49

    Rubbish stuff from The Times calling Karun an expensive flop

    http://www.tim..._1/article7061689.ece

    Nice to see Kevin Eason carry on from where the other guy left off...

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 09:49

    but didn't you hear?

    "that was one of the great races i have seen for two reasons. 1. it felt like forever since the last race of '09 so i couldnt wait any longer and 2. there was close racing and a lot of cars getting sideways. if you watch F1 for the crashes, you are not an F1 supporter, your an idiot."

    ?!

    who said that?

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:49

    but didn't you hear?

    Um. Apparently not :D

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:50

    who said that?

    Was just going to ask that!

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 09:50

    who said that?

    someone on the Aus GP Facebook page :D

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:50

    someone on the Aus GP Facebook page :D

    I know it wasn't Mark Webber!

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:51

    who said that?

    someone on the Aus GP Facebook page :D

    oh well there you go then!

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:51

    someone on the Aus GP Facebook page :D

    see, that's why I'm not on Facebook. Too many weirdos!

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 09:51

    someone on the Aus GP Facebook page :D

    wow...

  • F1Wolf15/03/2010 at 09:52

    Rubbish stuff from The Times calling Karun an expensive flop

    article like that does not really deserve any attention or comments ...

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 09:52

    wow...

    his friend says ", to tell the truth this shows that you guys are not even real f1 enthusiast you rather see crashes than a good race. and last nights race i dont no if it was the tension of waiting so long for the season to start again or it was just simply a good race but last nights race was a more exciting race than most of the other races last year. "

    If this is the sort of people I will be surrounded by at the track I am going to need a protective SPC barrier.

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:52

    someone on the Aus GP Facebook page :D

    Yikes, you forgot to mention the two people agreeing with him

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:52

    Nice to see Kevin Eason carry on from where the other guy left off...

    Internet writer of the year apparently: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/article7054707.ece

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 09:52

    see, that's why I'm not on Facebook. Too many weirdos!

    but...the tv! ;)

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:53

    wow...

    his friend says ", to tell the truth this shows that you guys are not even real f1 enthusiast you rather see crashes than a good race. and last nights race i dont no if it was the tension of waiting so long for the season to start again or it was just simply a good race but last nights race was a more exciting race than most of the other races last year. "

    If this is the sort of people I will be surrounded by at the track I am going to need a protective SPC barrier.

    Now we know where our unwelcome friend hangs out then ;)

  • F1Wolf15/03/2010 at 09:53

    Internet writer of the year apparently: http://www.tim...rt/article7054707.ece

    getting 404 error on that page

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:53

    but...the tv! ;)

    Ha! That's where it is :D

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 09:53

    Now we know where our unwelcome friend hangs out then ;)

    "your an idiot" is my favourite fail-insult of all time.

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:54

    "your an idiot" is my favourite fail-insult of all time.

    ahem.

    You're and idiot

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 09:54

    Ha! That's where it is :D

    it appears that most of the entrants missed the bit that told them to be creative. Someone from SPC has to take it for sure!

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:55

    Internet writer of the year apparently: http://www.tim...rt/article7054707.ece

    getting 404 error on that page

    Well it worked for me. You don't need to read the article as it's briefly mentioned at the end...

  • paul15/03/2010 at 09:56

    You're and idiot

    Or I'm perhaps.

    Correcting an error with another error

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 09:57

    his friend says ", to tell the truth this shows that you guys are not even real f1 enthusiast you rather see crashes than a good race. and last nights race i dont no if it was the tension of waiting so long for the season to start again or it was just simply a good race but last nights race was a more exciting race than most of the other races last year. "

    If this is the sort of people I will be surrounded by at the track I am going to need a protective SPC barrier.

    Dave Gorman does a bit on his radio show where he does spoken-word poetry from Internet Forums. It's very funny - last week he took it from Sugababes forums over the name change argument!

  • paul15/03/2010 at 10:35

    Blackberry is not as good as iphone for doohikey

  • F1Wolf15/03/2010 at 10:39

    just found out from mail from suixtil that ex GT Cup team mate of my friend is this year racing in WTCC. I should follow these series more often than once a year in Macau :-)

    by the way, nice web with classic old racing photos they have - http://www.suixtil.com/passion_escuderia_suixtil.html

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 11:19

    Guys,

    My friend just told me he cannot make Spa this year. Is there anyone driving down/going in a Campervan/has a spare bunk in hotel that I could meet up with and tag along?

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 11:20

    just found out from mail from suixtil that ex GT Cup team mate of my friend is this year racing in WTCC. I should follow these series more often than once a year in Macau :-)

    by the way, nice web with classic old racing photos they have - http://www.sui...scuderia_suixtil.html

    You're friends with Darryl O'Young? Cool!

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 11:27

    My friend just told me he cannot make Spa this year. Is there anyone driving down/going in a Campervan/has a spare bunk in hotel that I could meet up with and tag along?

    theres still 3 spare beds in our luxurious motor home ;)

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 11:28

    My friend just told me he cannot make Spa this year. Is there anyone driving down/going in a Campervan/has a spare bunk in hotel that I could meet up with and tag along?

    theres still 3 spare beds in our luxurious motor home ;)

    Right ... how much and where can I meet you? I am willing to fly to the UK for it...

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 11:29

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/15/a-bumper-week-for-christines-rankings/

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 11:32

    Right ... how much and where can I meet you? I am willing to fly to the UK for it...

    I am driving with Mr Bassano from London, I do not know who else is driving or if there is still room in the car so he would be the best to speak to about that :D The motorhome is roughly 670 Euro so about 111 Euro each (if we get all 6 beds filled, there is a double in there so if no one wants to share we might have to max out at 5)

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 11:35

    Right ... how much and where can I meet you? I am willing to fly to the UK for it...

    I am driving with Mr Bassano from London, I do not know who else is driving or if there is still room in the car so he would be the best to speak to about that :D The motorhome is roughly 670 Euro so about 111 Euro each (if we get all 6 beds filled, there is a double in there so if no one wants to share we might have to max out at 5)

    OK... I am very keen to join you then. Bassano, if you're reading this later, let me know what you think as well..

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 11:37

    OK... I am very keen to join you then. Bassano, if you're reading this later, let me know what you think as well..

    the place says: "On Friday and Saturday evening, a special Grand Prix buffet will be served in the restaurant of the campsite. On Saturday and Sunday morning, you can buy takeaway breakfast and lunch. Both for the buffet and the takeaway meals, reservation is necessary. On Friday and Saturday evening, there will a disco in the bar."

    Food, drinks, why would you stay anywhere else? :D

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 11:38

    Food, drinks, why would you stay anywhere else? :D

    And you're at the circuit, right?

    What kind of GP tickets are you buying?

  • Kathi15/03/2010 at 11:39

    OK... I am very keen to join you then. Bassano, if you're reading this later, let me know what you think as well..

    send me your birthday and if you want to rent bed covers from the camping site via wiki. Once you do that, I will note you down as 'for sure' and in case you can't come you have to find a replacement or pay up #isevil.

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 11:41

    And you're at the circuit, right?

    its about 8km away but they do a shuttle on Saturday and Sunday and I'm sure Friday would be easy to work something out as well.

    What kind of GP tickets are you buying?

    I have gone for Gold 4. If you decide to go for that let Bassano know and he can give you the booking number to provide so you can sit with him, me, Pat and Chris.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 11:41

    OK... I am very keen to join you then. Bassano, if you're reading this later, let me know what you think as well..

    send me your birthday and if you want to rent bed covers from the camping site via wiki. Once you do that, I will note you down as 'for sure' and in case you can't come you have to find a replacement or pay up #isevil.

    That's a fair call. I will be going - it was just a question of waiting for my mate to say no.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 11:42

    send me your birthday and if you want to rent bed covers from the camping site via wiki. Once you do that, I will note you down as 'for sure' and in case you can't come you have to find a replacement or pay up #isevil.

    By bed covers do you mean sheets etc? Are you guys doing that?

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 11:43

    By bed covers do you mean sheets etc? Are you guys doing that?

    I am travelling with a sleeping bag liner because I hate hostel sheets, but I can't remember if I committed to hiring them at Spa or not :D #monthsago

  • Kathi15/03/2010 at 11:44

    By bed covers do you mean sheets etc? Are you guys doing that?

    Amy and me both have tone of these youth hostel slepping bags and I probably will bring an extra sheet because I'm weird like that.

  • Kathi15/03/2010 at 11:44

    I can't remember if I committed to hiring them at Spa or not :D

    You cancelled your order in time ;)

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 11:45

    You cancelled your order in time ;)

    ahh, good :D

  • Kathi15/03/2010 at 11:45

    What kind of GP tickets are you buying?

    I only have GA :(

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 11:46

    What kind of GP tickets are you buying?

    I only have GA :(

    Well if I go GA you can hang out with me ;)

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 11:47

    Kathi, message sent as requested.

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 11:48

    I am kind of digging this new #MFC Heikki. Now that he has an official Facebook I can know his interests are "Pasta, sports, fast cars and metal music Gym, cycling, cross-country skiing and golf" and laugh at the fact that Pasta is first. :D :D

  • Kathi15/03/2010 at 11:48

    Kathi, message sent as requested.

    thank you

    Dear Bassano, only 2 beds left ...

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 11:50

    Kathi, message sent as requested.

    *cough*updatethewiki*cough*

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Spa+Grand+Prix+2010 :D :D

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 11:52

    Kathi, message sent as requested.

    *cough*updatethewiki*cough*

    http://wiki.si...e/Spa+Grand+Prix+2010 :D :D

    Thanks, have done...

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 11:54

    Thanks, have done...

    :D Thank you :D I love that wiki page...

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 11:55

    :D Thank you :D I love that wiki page...

    I'll resist the urge to change ours from definite then.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 11:55

    I am kind of digging this new #MFC Heikki. Now that he has an official Facebook I can know his interests are "Pasta, sports, fast cars and metal music Gym, cycling, cross-country skiing and golf" and laugh at the fact that Pasta is first. :D :D

    +1 for putting pasta first!

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 11:56

    I'll resist the urge to change ours from definite then.

    grrrr

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 11:56

    I am kind of digging this new #MFC Heikki. Now that he has an official Facebook I can know his interests are "Pasta, sports, fast cars and metal music Gym, cycling, cross-country skiing and golf" and laugh at the fact that Pasta is first. :D :D

    What's a metal music gym? Sounds scary.

  • Kathi15/03/2010 at 11:56

    Christine have you ever found the things that went missing during moving?

    My netbook bag is missing, is there any hope I will get it back and where should I look? :)

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 11:56

    :D Thank you :D I love that wiki page...

    I'll resist the urge to change ours from definite then.

    Can I just add that Pat and I have a mate on another forum who went to Singapore last year and loved it?

    Even if the race is boring, it's worth going for the spectacle alone...

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 11:56

    What's a metal music gym? Sounds scary.

    On Facebook they are on separate lines :D #amyfail

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 12:02

    Christine have you ever found the things that went missing during moving?

    My netbook bag is missing, is there any hope I will get it back and where should I look? :)

    We still have some boxes unpacked. I kinda of assume everything I can't find is in there. Most of the time I just buy new stuff instead.

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 12:04

    Even if the race is boring, it's worth going for the spectacle alone...

    Yup, I know that. It's not just about the racing.

    Although at the moment, I'm worrying enough about having to watch Australia, let alone going to Spa! :)

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 12:06

    Although at the moment, I'm worrying enough about having to watch Australia, let alone going to Spa! :)

    if it gets boring just play 'spot the Amy'.

    I'll try and tackle Heikki in parc ferme, that'd get me on TV!

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 12:06

    Even if the race is boring, it's worth going for the spectacle alone...

    Yup, I know that. It's not just about the racing.

    Although at the moment, I'm worrying enough about having to watch Australia, let alone going to Spa! :)

    :D

    It's your call in the end, but I see this as a once in a lifetime opportunity and I really want to attend a race and meet you all and have fun!

    The one letdown from Le Mans was that the people I travelled with were more concerned with staying in the campsite than seeing the race :(

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 12:07

    if it gets boring just play 'spot the Amy'.

    I'll try and tackle Heikki in parc ferme, that'd get me on TV!

    Hehehe! I will definitely look out for that!

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 12:08

    Hehehe! I will definitely look out for that!

    Speaking of the man, he says "Seen a lot of comments about yesterdays race and how boring it was for spectators, I agree totally, we need to do something about it. Ideas?"

    Looks like we have to tell those guys on Facebook that both Webber and Kovy aren't real F1 fans and they should just stop watching it.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 12:09

    Speaking of the man, he says "Seen a lot of comments about yesterdays race and how boring it was for spectators, I agree totally, we need to do something about it. Ideas?"

    Looks like we have to tell those guys on Facebook that both Webber and Kovy aren't real F1 fans and they should just stop watching it.

    :D

  • Kathi15/03/2010 at 12:10

    Kathi, message sent as requested.

    replied

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 12:11

    Speaking of the man, he says "Seen a lot of comments about yesterdays race and how boring it was for spectators, I agree totally, we need to do something about it. Ideas?"

    Looks like we have to tell those guys on Facebook that both Webber and Kovy aren't real F1 fans and they should just stop watching it.

    Oh, see, if he'd done that an hour or so earlier, he woulda got extra points.

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 12:12

    Oh, see, if he'd done that an hour or so earlier, he woulda got extra points.

    he was too busy circling the airport that a certain German had closed (we assume)

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 12:37

    I'm not here so commenting quick. :)

    Dear Bassano, only 2 beds left ...

    I may join you.. I'm a bit frustrated at waiting for a nice place with wifi given that it'll cost more now we've waited and the options are fewer. I have this thing where I don't like people spending my money without asking.

    In any case my budget has changed, and it would be nice to be in a group..

    Gavin: I'm hoping to drive.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 12:39

    I may join you.. I'm a bit frustrated at waiting for a nice place with wifi given that it'll cost more now we've waited and the options are fewer. I have this thing where I don't like people spending my money without asking.

    In any case my budget has changed, and it would be nice to be in a group..

    Gavin: I'm hoping to drive.

    Pat: Legend. Looks like I will be flying into Gatwick... Where can I meet you (I cannot legally drive)?

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 12:40

    I should add I'm hopeless at looking at hotels (I did try) else I'd have done it meself :)

  • Kathi15/03/2010 at 12:40

    I may join you.. I'm a bit frustrated at waiting for a nice place with wifi given that it'll cost more now we've waited and the options are fewer.

    The campingsite has wifi but I wouldn't expect to much from it :(

    Send me a message through the wiki when you have decided.

    I was thinking that when we get enough people to rent either one of those big tents too or pitch a small one in the luxurious mobile home's front garden.

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 12:41

    Pat: Legend. Looks like I will be flying into Gatwick... Where can I meet you (I cannot legally drive)?

    I've no idea, we can work that out later. I assumed we'll rendezvous somewhere and convoy over?

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 12:42

    Pat: Legend. Looks like I will be flying into Gatwick... Where can I meet you (I cannot legally drive)?

    I've no idea, we can work that out later. I assumed we'll rendezvous somewhere and convoy over?

    Sounds good!

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 12:43

    I should add I'm hopeless at looking at hotels (I did try) else I'd have done it meself :)

    I found looking at hotels everywhere else super easy but for some reason Spa was so beyond me. I think it's because its in the middle of a forest instead of the middle of a city.

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 12:43

    Sounds good!

    Don't forget the SPC trip to the Speights bar before we depart ;)

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 12:43

    The campingsite has wifi but I wouldn't expect to much from it :(

    Send me a message through the wiki when you have decided.

    Good enough for me to write a quick and dirty blog post and stick a few photos online.. if there's time :)

    I was thinking that when we get enough people to rent either one of those big tents too or pitch a small one in the luxurious mobile home's front garden.

    Good idea. Give me somewhere flat and not to uncomfortable and I'm happy.. though as a driver I bagsie a nice spot!

    I am rushing around today and tomorrow, will send you something soon.

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 12:45

    I found looking at hotels everywhere else super easy but for some reason Spa was so beyond me. I think it's because its in the middle of a forest instead of the middle of a city.

    That's exactly it, and I don't know French. Couldn't work out what had transfers... plus they were all pricey so I was obviously looking in the wrong places.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 12:47

    Sounds good!

    Don't forget the SPC trip to the Speights bar before we depart ;)

    Deal!

  • Kathi15/03/2010 at 12:48

    Good idea. Give me somewhere flat and not to uncomfortable and I'm happy.. though as a driver I bagsie a nice spot!

    I wouldn't mind sleeping in the tent and just use the electricity and maybe kitchen of the luxurious mobile home. BUT I don't have a tent.

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 12:48

    I wouldn't mind sleeping in the tent and just use the electricity and maybe kitchen of the luxurious mobile home. BUT I don't have a tent.

    I don't have a tent, because I don't tent. Ever.

  • Kathi15/03/2010 at 12:50

    I don't have a tent, because I don't tent. Ever.

    I do have a tent just not here and it's too big. But I love it. When I was little I camped in my parent's garden during summer. #happymemories

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 12:51

    I do have a tent just not here and it's too big. But I love it. When I was little I camped in my parent's garden during summer. #happymemories

    I used to camp in the lounge, but that was inside so it didn't count :D

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 13:06

    I do have a tent just not here and it's too big. But I love it. When I was little I camped in my parent's garden during summer. #happymemories

    I used to camp in the lounge, but that was inside so it didn't count :D

    We had a Caravan when I was a kid, but when I got a bit older my parents bought me a small tent. It was awesome - the first day I had it I camped in the garden and I remember the nosy neighbours started washing their windows to have a look!

    One time in Scotland, it was really hot and the midges were really biting, so we all moved from the caravan to sit in the tent and played cards ;)

  • me15/03/2010 at 13:07

    Although at the moment, I'm worrying enough about having to watch Australia, let alone going to Spa! :)

    don't worry, i can be optimistic for the both of us.

    (again)

    so long as the old man keeps on loosing, we're all good.

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 13:10

    I kind of love Stuart's latest tweet a whole lot. I can't help but be a Lotus fan :D

  • me15/03/2010 at 13:11

    I kind of love Stuart's latest tweet a whole lot. I can't help but be a Lotus fan :D

    hammer, nail, head!

    So, @tonyfernandes & crew flew back via Abu Dhabi in economy, Virgin's marketing dept went business... remind me whose cars finished the GP?

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 13:13

    don't worry, i can be optimistic for the both of us.

    This time it is not so much that I am pessimistic, but more that I can't be bothered to do something for a sport that does nothing for me :)

  • me15/03/2010 at 13:16

    This time it is not so much that I am pessimistic, but more that I can't be bothered to do something for a sport that does nothing for me :)

    have to say i'm quite shocked at the reaction on the interwebs. is anyone out there trying to defend f1? it seems like the world just realised it sucked.

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 13:20

    have to say i'm quite shocked at the reaction on the interwebs. is anyone out there trying to defend f1? it seems like the world just realised it sucked.

    nah, the true f1 fans thought it was awesome, the rest of us aren't real f1 fans because we only thought it sucked because there was no life threatening crashes.

  • me15/03/2010 at 13:22

    nah, the true f1 fans thought it was awesome, the rest of us aren't real f1 fans because we only thought it sucked because there was no life threatening crashes.

    ahhh, i knew there was something missing.

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 13:22

    Hi folks,

    How's everyone feeling the day after the day before?

  • me15/03/2010 at 13:24

    Hi folks,

    How's everyone feeling the day after the day before?

    it feel happier than the whole of twitter it seems.

    i think i'm happy that it's not just a few people who are chuffed off with the racing, but instead the drivers are questioning things and so are the teams.

    no answers of course.

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 13:25

    no answers yet...

    standing by my thought that the refuelling ban is one year too early - should've been twinned with the double-diffuser ban in my eyes

  • me15/03/2010 at 13:26

    no answers yet...

    standing by my thought that the refuelling ban is one year too early - should've been twinned with the double-diffuser ban in my eyes

    even if true, that isn't going to help us in two weeks time.

    i can't see why the rulemakers can't swallow their pride and just admit the changes didn't work. bring refuelling back for the rest of the season and rethink things properly

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 13:28

    would the cars need any sort of redesign for refuelling now?

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 13:28

    I kind of love Stuart's latest tweet a whole lot. I can't help but be a Lotus fan :D

    hammer, nail, head!

    So, @tonyfernandes & crew flew back via Abu Dhabi in economy, Virgin's marketing dept went business... remind me whose cars finished the GP?

    Tony Fernandes comes across really well when he speaks. I get the feeling he really wants the team to succeed and not just be a vehicle for his businesses...

  • me15/03/2010 at 13:29

    would the cars need any sort of redesign for refuelling now?

    the hole isn't big enough, but the main issue is the rigs aren't on a plane heading south.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 13:30

    no answers yet...

    standing by my thought that the refuelling ban is one year too early - should've been twinned with the double-diffuser ban in my eyes

    even if true, that isn't going to help us in two weeks time.

    i can't see why the rulemakers can't swallow their pride and just admit the changes didn't work. bring refuelling back for the rest of the season and rethink things properly

    Stuff it, just take all of the champions' cars that ran this weekend and race them against each other. Much more interesting!

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 13:30

    Wonder how Branson is feeling this morning?

  • Nathan15/03/2010 at 13:31

    Well we can hope for a better race in Melbourne.

    I'm thankful that there is a bit of a storm brewing on Twitter (well, it feels like it!), a lot of the journos and the drivers are starting to make their voices heard.

    It cannot continue like it did yesterday.

    Mandatory stops will just add more artificial ingredients to what is a dull set of regulations.

    It's time for some serious action on the amount of downforce produced. The drivers don't enjoy it, the fans don't enjoy it.

  • me15/03/2010 at 13:31

    It cannot continue like it did yesterday.

    agreed.

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 13:31

    Also I think the new layout did not help at all

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 13:34

    It cannot continue like it did yesterday.

    It won't. Australia will be better. Bahrain was never a good race anyways.

  • Nathan15/03/2010 at 13:34

    Also I think the new layout did not help at all

    Another badly thought out idea. Sometimes it really does feel like they put slow corners in to make it easier for the cameramen to shoot the logos on the engine covers. I would not be surprised if that was actually the case.

    I snorted when the prince of Bahrain told Martin on the grid he didn't want to see long straights with 90* corners.

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 13:35

    In all fairness, the season should never start in Bahrain... ever!! For a spectacle it's just awful.

    Did anyone notice when Alonso was doing his slowdown lap, he was fist out and waving - but there was no one to wave to as there weren't any stands around

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 13:36

    Another badly thought out idea. Sometimes it really does feel like they put slow corners in to make it easier for the cameramen to shoot the logos on the engine covers. I would not be surprised if that was actually the case.

    I snorted when the prince of Bahrain told Martin on the grid he didn't want to see long straights with 90* corners.

    Wasn't there a rumour for a while, that there were a number of slow corners per track to help with trackside advertising?

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 13:37

    Another badly thought out idea. Sometimes it really does feel like they put slow corners in to make it easier for the cameramen to shoot the logos on the engine covers. I would not be surprised if that was actually the case.

    That's what I said. Any numpty except those who make the bloody circuits seems to know what makes a good one!

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 13:37

    In all fairness, the season should never start in Bahrain... ever!! For a spectacle it's just awful.

    Did anyone notice when Alonso was doing his slowdown lap, he was fist out and waving - but there was no one to wave to as there weren't any stands around

    It was just as bad in 2006 when it started the season too. It's just a flat place.

  • me15/03/2010 at 13:38

    tony dodgins is suggesting this is all part of bernie's master plan to add shortcuts...

    "A shortcut you could use so many times a race so that if you really get stuck behind somebody then you could still get past. I'm pushing for it but sometimes people don't understand these things too well, they don't see the advantages." - Bernie

    http://www.autosport.com/features/article.php/id/2677

  • Nathan15/03/2010 at 13:41

    It won't. Australia will be better. Bahrain was never a good race anyways.

    I agree, I think it will be better, but after that, which is the next race that we all genuinely look forward to? Okay, Monaco is special, but rarely a thriller. I guess the next real race we probably all enjoy is Canada. By then that's almost 1/3 of the calendar gone!

    "I'm pushing for it but sometimes people don't understand these things too well, they don't see the advantages." - Bernie

    Advantages = another section of track to put adverts?

  • me15/03/2010 at 13:41

    will's latest post features a picture of franck:

    http://willthef1journo.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/saying-farewell-to-an-old-friend/

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 13:44

    tony dodgins is suggesting this is all part of bernie's master plan to add shortcuts...

    "A shortcut you could use so many times a race so that if you really get stuck behind somebody then you could still get past. I'm pushing for it but sometimes people don't understand these things too well, they don't see the advantages." - Bernie

    http://www.aut...s/article.php/id/2677

    That is an incredibly well-written article.

    Can I just say again how much I love Gascoyne and Lotus?

    "I think for those who said that new teams shouldn't be here, you saw Heikki fighting with Hulkenberg and all of that, well, we're here, we're racing, and **** you!"

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 13:48

    Can I just say again how much I love Gascoyne and Lotus?

    I think the story of how Colin's son gave them his cap is so lovely! :D

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 13:50

    Can I just say again how much I love Gascoyne and Lotus?

    I think the story of how Colin's son gave them his cap is so lovely! :D

    It is. It's like they have officially passed on the baton.

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 13:55

    will's latest post features a picture of franck:

    I always liked that Buxton fella.

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 14:13

    Stuff it, just take all of the champions' cars that ran this weekend and race them against each other. Much more interesting!

    My money's on Damon

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 14:13

    My money's on Damon

    Mika!

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 14:15

    have to say i'm quite shocked at the reaction on the interwebs. is anyone out there trying to defend f1? it seems like the world just realised it sucked.

    I feared this would happen. We'd start with a dull race and everyone would blame the new rules. They might be right... but Valencia '08 was dull. Abu Dhabi '09 was dull. Let's see where we are after Sepang (because Melbourne always gives an odd race).

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 14:18

    I feared this would happen. We'd start with a dull race and everyone would blame the new rules. They might be right... but Valencia '08 was dull. Abu Dhabi '09 was dull. Let's see where we are after Sepang (because Melbourne always gives an odd race).

    I found the race boring because there was no strategy to watch and no overtaking to replace it. How can that not be because of the refuelling ban?

  • me15/03/2010 at 14:18

    I found the race boring because there was no strategy to watch and no overtaking to replace it. How can that not be because of the refuelling ban?

    not only that, all the drivers found it boring.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 14:20

    have to say i'm quite shocked at the reaction on the interwebs. is anyone out there trying to defend f1? it seems like the world just realised it sucked.

    I feared this would happen. We'd start with a dull race and everyone would blame the new rules. They might be right... but Valencia '08 was dull. Abu Dhabi '09 was dull. Let's see where we are after Sepang (because Melbourne always gives an odd race).

    Pat, how does this relate to your post that you wrote last week?

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 14:26

    will's latest post features a picture of franck:

    http://willthe...ell-to-an-old-friend/

    Great article

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 14:27

    My money's on Damon

    Mika!

    Did Mika drive his McLaren? It wasn't on telly here for more than a few seconds.

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 14:28

    I found the race boring because there was no strategy to watch and no overtaking to replace it. How can that not be because of the refuelling ban?

    It could be due to the long track? I can't work out what the strategy is for a normal track. I have an idea but I'm not certain.

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 14:28

    Pat, how does this relate to your post that you wrote last week?

    I've been trying to sqaure that circle myself :)

  • Amy15/03/2010 at 14:29

    Did Mika drive his McLaren? It wasn't on telly here for more than a few seconds.

    I have no idea, I didn't see it on telly at all, and he didn't seem to be in any of the photos I quickly browsed through.

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 14:29

    It could be due to the long track? I can't work out what the strategy is for a normal track. I have an idea but I'm not certain.

    Is there going to be any? They come in, they change tyres, they go out again. Woo.

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 14:59

    Is there going to be any? They come in, they change tyres, they go out again. Woo.

    Dunno, we'll see. Perhaps it would've been better to get rid of qualifying-with-fuel, that bored me.

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 15:04

    The other thing to note is when a big rule change happens it has the effect of splitting up the field. When narrow cars and grooved-tyres came in McLaren leapt to the front with a big advantage. I think over time the field will close up again but the testing ban won't help that.

  • me15/03/2010 at 15:09

    The other thing to note is when a big rule change happens it has the effect of splitting up the field. When narrow cars and grooved-tyres came in McLaren leapt to the front with a big advantage. I think over time the field will close up again but the testing ban won't help that.

    there was a massive rule change last year and things didn't get markedly worse?

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 15:10

    The other thing to note is when a big rule change happens it has the effect of splitting up the field. When narrow cars and grooved-tyres came in McLaren leapt to the front with a big advantage. I think over time the field will close up again but the testing ban won't help that.

    there was a massive rule change last year and things didn't get markedly worse?

    In fact, quite the opposite. The field got closer

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 15:11

    there was a massive rule change last year and things didn't get markedly worse?

    In fact, quite the opposite. The field got closer

    Then I give up

  • me15/03/2010 at 15:16

    Then I give up

    :)

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 15:26

    In fact, quite the opposite. The field got closer

    To be fair, no one expected that. At all. That proved to be the exception to the rule Pat stated. Most pundits said what Pat just said.

    Hello, folks.

  • Eric the baker15/03/2010 at 15:35

    After the race yesterday and people talking about the swanky "official" F1 iPhone app, I'm right on the verge of dropping the 33$ for it. This is my last chance to change my mind.

    Any good compelling reasons that it's *not* worth the price?

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 15:39

    I didn't hear this: http://twitter.com/JRobertsF1/status/10522348288

    Anyone else hear during the podium celebrations Bob Constandurous shout, "It's the rosewater and pomegranate waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrd!!!"

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 15:41

    Anyone else hear during the podium celebrations Bob Constandurous shout, "It's the rosewater and pomegranate waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrd!!!"

    I'm not totally sure he's serious. :D

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 15:41

    I'm not totally sure he's serious. :D

    Worth checking though!

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 15:41

    I'm not totally sure he's serious. :D

    http://twitter.com/teamSCboard/status/10522503277

  • Journeyer15/03/2010 at 15:42
  • me15/03/2010 at 15:44

    Anyone else hear during the podium celebrations Bob Constandurous shout, "It's the rosewater and pomegranate waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrd!!!"

    (hearts) bob!

  • me15/03/2010 at 15:48

    scarbs on petrov: http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/bahrain-petrovs-renault-retirement/

  • Myles Gibson15/03/2010 at 15:53

    Is it possible to download the f1 calendar as icalendar file?

  • me15/03/2010 at 15:54

    Is it possible to download the f1 calendar as icalendar file?

    does kathi's guide help at all myles?

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Calendar

  • me15/03/2010 at 16:19

    more nasty shenanigans from bernie?

    @f1timingapp: FOM changed the feed from the spec. First we knew was when the race had started s3 was s2 and pits wasn't there. Fixed next race

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 16:24

    I don't like to fly but I would get on that plane: http://twitter.com/karunchandhok/status/10524350714

  • Eric the baker15/03/2010 at 16:26

    more nasty shenanigans from bernie?

    I tend to follow the adage: "never attribute to malevolence, what can more easily be attributed to incompetence"

  • me15/03/2010 at 16:27

    I tend to follow the adage: "never attribute to malevolence, what can more easily be attributed to incompetence"

    true enough. but his own live timing carried on just fine...

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 16:28

    true enough. but his own live timing carried on just fine...

    Well, it was a bit squished.

  • me15/03/2010 at 16:28

    Well, it was a bit squished.

    also a good point.

  • Eric the baker15/03/2010 at 16:30

    by the way, partly cause there were no compelling reasons not to get the app, I purchased and installed it a wee bit ago. If it's rubbish for the rest of the season, I'm going to blame Sidepodcast ;)

    Really though, I wanted to spoil myself and have the nice shiny app. I really do hope it's worth it.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 16:31

    I Love the Stats on AUTOSPORT Plus :)

    http://www.autosport.com/features/article.php/id/2676

  • me15/03/2010 at 16:34

    by the way, partly cause there were no compelling reasons not to get the app, I purchased and installed it a wee bit ago. If it's rubbish for the rest of the season, I'm going to blame Sidepodcast ;)

    hehe, cheers :)

    Really though, I wanted to spoil myself and have the nice shiny app. I really do hope it's worth it.

    i love it, it changes you perspective on the race when you know the relative distances between drivers.

  • me15/03/2010 at 16:34

    I Love the Stats on AUTOSPORT Plus :)

    it's a bit geeky for me, but they always do good post race coverage.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 16:36

    I Love the Stats on AUTOSPORT Plus :)

    it's a bit geeky for me, but they always do good post race coverage.

    They just saved me a big copy and paste job!

  • Eric the baker15/03/2010 at 16:37

    Mr. C: are you planning a Sidepodradio this year? Because I have a pretty good idea that I'd like to work on over the next few months with some of the others here.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 16:38

    Mr. C: are you planning a Sidepodradio this year? Because I have a pretty good idea that I'd like to work on over the next few months with some of the others here.

    I am sure even if it didn't happen they would help you broadcast it (EG Giggles Radio)...

  • me15/03/2010 at 16:39

    I am sure even if it didn't happen they would help you broadcast it (EG Giggles Radio)...

    exactly, but i think we will, assuming christine doesn't jump off a cliff in a bout of no-refuelling depression :)

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 16:40

    exactly, but i think we will, assuming christine doesn't jump off a cliff in a bout of no-refuelling depression :)

    12 Hours of only vaguely F1 related broadcasting? I'm all for that.

  • Eric the baker15/03/2010 at 16:40

    I am sure even if it didn't happen they would help you broadcast it (EG Giggles Radio)...

    Let me run my idea past you, then...

    You know the Discovery channel ad... the "Boom-de-yada" song? If you do, I'd like to do a Sidepodcast version of it. With lyrics referring to the show and community members singing one line each

  • Eric the baker15/03/2010 at 16:42

    for reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at_f98qOGY0

  • me15/03/2010 at 16:45

    12 Hours of only vaguely F1 related broadcasting? I'm all for that.

    :)

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 16:49

    Evening everyone. Ugh, what a day. Bob Geldof was onto something!

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 16:50

    I like this post: http://www.stuartcodling.com/2010/03/put-sock-in-i/

    If only for: "Saint Martin of Whitmarsh beat the Frystarter to it on this occasion..."

  • me15/03/2010 at 16:51

    Let me run my idea past you, then...

    You know the Discovery channel ad... the "Boom-de-yada" song? If you do, I'd like to do a Sidepodcast version of it. With lyrics referring to the show and community members singing one line each

    hehe. please dooo!

  • JOS15/03/2010 at 16:54

    itv just knocked off good-week-bad-week.

    see their new feature: good weekend bad weekend

  • me15/03/2010 at 16:55

    itv just knocked off good-week-bad-week.

    see their new feature: good weekend bad weekend

    hehe. in all fairness we didn't invent it either.

    more surprising is why on earth ITV still have an f1 website?

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 17:11

    Anyone else hear during the podium celebrations Bob Constandurous shout, "It's the rosewater and pomegranate waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrd!!!"

    Hahaha, just got a clip off the iPlayer just to see if he actually did that. he did indeed!!

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 17:32

    I love this tweet from Karun.

    http://twitter.com/karunchandhok/statuses/10527052284

  • Alex Andronov15/03/2010 at 17:44

    Mr C... do you know about this bug... it's a minor one but if you click on a link in the doohicky to a post on a comment it takes you (quite rightly) to the comment. But if you scroll up and hit "continue reading" to get the rest of the post it doesn't seem to work...

  • Alex Andronov15/03/2010 at 17:44

    Evening everyone :)

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 17:44

    Evening everyone :)

    Hiya alex. How are you today?

  • Alex Andronov15/03/2010 at 17:46

    Hiya alex. How are you today?

    I'm doing okay. I've had a very busy day today and I'm about to go out to dinner... So things are looking up :)

  • Alex Andronov15/03/2010 at 17:46

    Hiya alex. How are you today?

    How about you?

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 17:47

    I'm doing okay. I've had a very busy day today and I'm about to go out to dinner... So things are looking up :)

    Yay for dinner! Always a good part of the day ;)

    I'm ok. Uni has been totally rubbish today though (I hate software egineering and UML models!!) so I'm happy to just relax at home!

  • Alex Andronov15/03/2010 at 17:50

    I have just had a very surprising situation where a page that looks great on the computer but doesn't work well in mobile safari. I'm going to have to spend some time debugging my css. But it's quite surprising!

  • jpancoast15/03/2010 at 18:25

    I have just had a very surprising situation where a page that looks great on the computer but doesn't work well in mobile safari. I'm going to have to spend some time debugging my css. But it's quite surprising!

    Debugging CSS? How is that surprising? :)

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 18:30

    Who'da thunk it? Heikki loves his Flight Simulator - http://twitter.com/H_Kovalainen/statuses/10529055182

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 18:30

    Leo crowd surfing at live Diggnation.

    http://twit.cachefly.net/video/specials/specials0010/specials0010_h264b_640x368_256.mp4

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 18:35

    Leo crowd surfing at live Diggnation.

    he did it! Love that.

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 18:48

    evening folks

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 18:48

    evening folks

    Hey Leigh

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 18:50

    What goes on Lukeh?

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 18:52

    What goes on Lukeh?

    Not much. Keeping my eye on texts as our local football team could win the league tonight a good 2 months or so before the end of the season :)

    Which just blows me away as they're usually utterly awful. How about you Leigh?

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 18:53

    Nowt much. Just in the door, but feeling a couple of write-ups coming later on. Dinner is a priority though - has everyone calmed down yet after yesterday's race?

  • RG15/03/2010 at 18:56

    Not much. Keeping my eye on texts as our local football team could win the league tonight a good 2 months or so before the end of the season :)

    I feel compelled to link you to this: http://nln24.com/vidiprinter/archive

    Hey all.

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 18:56

    I feel compelled to link you to this: http://nln24.com/vidiprinter/archive

    Oooh! Cheers RG :)

  • Janna15/03/2010 at 19:00

    Hello all, just been uploading my latest purchase to my iPod Touch and have a suggestion for Giggles Radio H

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq5pzufCZuY

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 19:05

    From Karun Chandhok

    :D

    @karunchandhok

    @NobleF1 , @LeeMckenzieF1 lot's of ques on making things exciting - how about they try out my weekend program and go into quali straight !!

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 19:09

    From Karun Chandhok

    :D

    @karunchandhok

    @NobleF1 , @LeeMckenzieF1 lot's of ques on making things exciting - how about they try out my weekend program and go into quali straight !!

    I think his plan is to win Christine' rankings

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 19:11

    Could be a goer - in all fairness to the guy, I thought the way he and Bruno handled the weekend was marvellous. Hoping they get more miles in Melbourne

  • Jon Waldock15/03/2010 at 19:12

    Hello all, just been uploading my latest purchase to my iPod Touch and have a suggestion for Giggles Radio H

    That.is.amazing

  • Bassano15/03/2010 at 19:58

    Evening!

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 19:58

    Evening!

    Hey buddy :)

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 20:00

    Evening!

    hey

  • Bassano15/03/2010 at 20:02

    Cape Town is Gorrrrrrrgeous!

    Amazing food too

  • Janna15/03/2010 at 20:03

    Amazing food too

    Sounds like you're having a good time, what have you been up to?

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 20:04

    A final note from yesterday - the Bahrain GP had lots of desert, open spaces and slightly sparse grandstand. The Brazil IRL race sold out capacity and even had an extra 6,000 people queuing outside to get in - who loves racing!?

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 20:04

    Hi Bassano

  • Bassano15/03/2010 at 20:05

    Sounds like you're having a good time, what have you been up to?

    Beach sunsets, the harbour

    Safari tomorrow

    Then Robben island and Table Mountain cable car

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 20:07

    Beach sunsets, the harbour

    Safari tomorrow

    Then Robben island and Table Mountain cable car

    Packed tube

    A grey building with a second rate lunch

    And Radio 1 blaring away through my head

  • Janna15/03/2010 at 20:07

    Beach sunsets, the harbour

    Safari tomorrow

    Then Robben island and Table Mountain cable car

    Looking forward to the twitpics

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 20:08

    Beach sunsets, the harbour

    Safari tomorrow

    Then Robben island and Table Mountain cable car

    Cold and snow

    Database failed

    people asking me for loads of random stuff

    four hours of commuting.

    Hmm...

  • Bassano15/03/2010 at 20:08

    Looking forward to the twitpics

    Yeah, need WiFi for that now, spent 30 quid on data so far, on top of the 10MB I purchased before I left

  • Janna15/03/2010 at 20:10

    Yeah, need WiFi for that now, spent 30 quid on data so far, on top of the 10MB I purchased before I left

    Perhaps when you get back then ;)

  • Bassano15/03/2010 at 20:11

    Perhaps when you get back then ;)

    Flickr choices will be hard!

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 20:11

    Beach sunsets, the harbour

    Safari tomorrow

    Then Robben island and Table Mountain cable car

    Warm and sunny.

    Rushing at work to get desk cleared.

    Mad dash at home getting washing, packing, cleaning, cooking done.

    36hrs to go

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 20:29

    F1Wolf's game results

    http://www.f1wolf.com/2010/03/2010-prediction-game-round-1-results.html

    Hm. At least I beat RG.

  • RG15/03/2010 at 20:30

    F1Wolf's game results

    http://www.f1w...-round-1-results.html

    Hm. At least I beat RG.

    I shouldn't have put my faith in Sauber this weekend.

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 20:31

    Rookie error RG

    ;)

  • RG15/03/2010 at 20:32

    Rookie error RG

    ;)

    I believe they call it bias.

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 20:50

    I should get back to my business. Not business. Busy-ness. Need to write 3 blogs posts and update a permanent page. 2 for now and 1 to go up next week. Erk. And hang up my washing. And call my sister on Skype. I'll be about..

  • Dan Brunell15/03/2010 at 20:57

    I saw Christine was going to her happy place on twitter and rushed here to see what is up.

  • Jeremy15/03/2010 at 20:57

    I must finish getting ready for work.

    Boo to only getting 15 minute blocks of SPC. I seem to have my priorities wrong lately :)

  • Christine15/03/2010 at 21:01

    PING: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/15/f1-debrief-this-is-an-absolute-nerdfest/

  • me15/03/2010 at 21:01

    I saw Christine was going to her happy place on twitter and rushed here to see what is up.

    the 2010 f1 season didn't start with a bang.

    it was more of a poof.

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 21:01
  • RG15/03/2010 at 21:02

    it was more of a poof.

    I think it did start with a bang...

    ...Just a shame it was down into the foot

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 21:03

    PING: http://sidepod...an-absolute-nerdfest/

    How did you get that done so quickly? you started redcording late last night and have been commenting. Did the FBFB edit this?

  • me15/03/2010 at 21:03

    ...Just a shame it was down into the foot

    :)

  • me15/03/2010 at 21:04

    How did you get that done so quickly? you started redcording late last night and have been commenting. Did the FBFB edit this?

    hehe!

  • Dan Brunell15/03/2010 at 21:04

    it was more of a poof.

    I think it exposed the terrible decisions made over the last decade with car regs. Standard engines, standard tire strategies, and loose aero regs.

  • Dan Brunell15/03/2010 at 21:10

    I think it exposed the terrible decisions made over the last decade with car regs. Standard engines, standard tire strategies, and loose aero regs.

    I don't know if anyone saw the IRL race in Brazil this week, but it was great. One of the reasons why? They took out all of the fuel management and other computers from the car, making the drivers foot responsible for managing the engine.

    I think F1 needs to put the drivers in control more. Allow them to make mistakes.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 21:11

    I think it exposed the terrible decisions made over the last decade with car regs. Standard engines, standard tire strategies, and loose aero regs.

    I don't know if anyone saw the IRL race in Brazil this week, but it was great. One of the reasons why? They took out all of the fuel management and other computers from the car, making the drivers foot responsible for managing the engine.

    I think F1 needs to put the drivers in control more. Allow them to make mistakes.

    Everyone is raving about how good this race was. Gonna have to watch it now ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 21:14

    Once again RubberGoat, apologies when I gave the result away...

    :(

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 21:15

    By the way Brazil IRL race (4.5 out of 5 from me)

    :)

  • Dan Brunell15/03/2010 at 21:16

    Once again RubberGoat, apologies when I gave the result away...

    :(

    Don't worry, if you think that F1 is predictable, the IRL is the same thing all the time. Penske / Ganassi wins!

  • RG15/03/2010 at 21:16

    By the way Brazil IRL race (4.5 out of 5 from me)

    :)

    6/5 for me, really only because of the Fantasy IndyCar. But still.

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 21:17

    Once again RubberGoat, apologies when I gave the result away...

    :(

    No problem - I would never have watched it if I hadn't found out it was a good race!

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 21:17

    Don't worry, if you think that F1 is predictable, the IRL is the same thing all the time. Penske / Ganassi wins!

    Aye - after years of watching CART / IRL, I'm stunned when someone else does take it. It's almost like the shock of someone other than Schuey winning in 2002 and 2004

  • Dan Brunell15/03/2010 at 21:22

    Idea for a fix.

    Get rid of the mandatory two tire compound rule during the race. Have Bridgestone bring one more tire compound option and let the teams figure it out. That way people can no stop if they want, or quad triple stop if they want if they use the super softs.

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 21:26

    Idea for a fix.

    Get rid of the mandatory two tire compound rule during the race. Have Bridgestone bring one more tire compound option and let the teams figure it out. That way people can no stop if they want, or quad triple stop if they want if they use the super softs.

    I'd agree with that - in fact I don't think that rule should have ever bring introduced in the first place.

    Something else that occurred to me about drivers wanting to go for more pitstops is that the pitlane speed limit may work against that - if remember, the speed limit was only introduced from France 1994 onwards. Prior to that, it was a case of bolt down the pitlane, get tyre and bolt out again.

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 21:26

    Get rid of the mandatory two tire compound rule during the race. Have Bridgestone bring one more tire compound option and let the teams figure it out. That way people can no stop if they want, or quad triple stop if they want if they use the super softs.

    I have wanted that for ages. If Leis wants hards and Jenson wants softs let them have them. If Vettel wants a different compound on each corner let him have them

  • lou15/03/2010 at 21:26

    hello

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 21:26

    Hi Lou

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 21:27

    hello

    Evening :) you alright?

  • RG15/03/2010 at 21:27

    hello

    heyyy

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 21:28

    hello

    Lou, how did it go?

  • lou15/03/2010 at 21:28

    Evening :) you alright?

    i'm shattered and have an awful headache. Just got home.. everyone okay?

  • lou15/03/2010 at 21:28

    Lou, how did it go?

    it went really well, shame i don't really like the uni.. and actually going there has put me off of it..

  • paul15/03/2010 at 21:29

    I'd agree with that - in fact I don't think that rule should have ever bring introduced in the first place.

    Something else that occurred to me about drivers wanting to go for more pitstops is that the pitlane speed limit may work against that - if remember, the speed limit was only introduced from France 1994 onwards. Prior to that, it was a case of bolt down the pitlane, get tyre and bolt out again.

    The speed limit is for safety. You don't want cars doing 150MPH down the pit lane.

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 21:30

    The speed limit is for safety. You don't want cars doing 150MPH down the pit lane.

    I wasn't stating for a single second that it be withdrawn - I was stating something about the pre-'94 rules

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 21:30

    hello

    Hello. How was Southampton?

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 21:30

    it went really well, shame i don't really like the uni.. and actually going there has put me off of it..

    Then it was worth going there to learn that

  • paul15/03/2010 at 21:31

    I wasn't stating for a single second that it be withdrawn - I was stating something about the pre-'94 rules

    Oh fair enough.

    Yep, I remember those races.

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 21:33

    I meant that drivers will no longer risk 3 stops now, because the speed limit has to be taken into account now. Pre'94 that wasn't the case and drivers could bolt it...

  • paul15/03/2010 at 21:36

    I meant that drivers will no longer risk 3 stops now, because the speed limit has to be taken into account now. Pre'94 that wasn't the case and drivers could bolt it...

    They would risk 3 stops if the tyres were good enough and made a big enough difference. It's all about total time for the race. If you can gain enough time with a better tyre, they will do it. I'm sure Ross Brawn, for one, would try it.

  • Leigh O'Gorman15/03/2010 at 21:42

    Probably - but I would also love to see much of the aero removed from the cars. That is quite the priority me thinks.

  • lou15/03/2010 at 21:43

    Just found out i've been rejected from Falmouth :( i'm puzzled, as they basically told me i had a place.. and kinda devastated.... unis suck :(

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 21:44

    Just found out i've been rejected from Falmouth :( i'm puzzled, as they basically told me i had a place.. and kinda devastated.... unis suck :(

    Really sorry to hear that Lou. What are your other prospects?

  • Steven Roy15/03/2010 at 21:45

    Just found out i've been rejected from Falmouth :( i'm puzzled, as they basically told me i had a place.. and kinda devastated.... unis suck :(

    That is a real shame. You should ask them why they rejected you afte telling you had a place. Don't be afraid to have a go at them and tell them you liked them and want to go there and were under the impression that you had a place. Contact the bloke they introduced you to and get his opinion.

  • lou15/03/2010 at 21:46

    Really sorry to hear that Lou. What are your other prospects?

    Falmouth was my top, others are Farnham, and uni of kent :s i'm thinking i'm gonna have to take a gap year...

  • lou15/03/2010 at 21:47

    That is a real shame. You should ask them why they rejected you afte telling you had a place. Don't be afraid to have a go at them and tell them you liked them and want to go there and were under the impression that you had a place. Contact the bloke they introduced you to and get his opinion.

    yeah will do in the morning.. or later in the week. I'd like some feedback, if only to prevent myself from being rejected from the others..

  • Pat W15/03/2010 at 21:47

    Just found out i've been rejected from Falmouth :( i'm puzzled, as they basically told me i had a place.. and kinda devastated.... unis suck :(

    If they said you had a place and you haven't, it is worth calling them

  • James15/03/2010 at 21:47

    Just found out i've been rejected from Falmouth :( i'm puzzled, as they basically told me i had a place.. and kinda devastated.... unis suck :(

    Lou, I'm sorry to hear that. I bring you some smiley Jenson to help :) http://view.picapp.com/pictures.photo/editorial/sports-news-march-2010/image/8254932

  • lou15/03/2010 at 21:50

    Lou, I'm sorry to hear that. I bring you some smiley Jenson to help :) http://view.pi...ch-2010/image/8254932

    (hearts)

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 22:08

    Awww lou :(

    I'm so sorry *hugs*

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 22:14

    Today was a horrible day. I should just have stayed at home.

  • lou15/03/2010 at 22:22

    I'm so sorry *hugs*

    it's stupid, but it now makes me feel like the whole going down to cornwall thing was a waste of time, and did much more harm than good. gah!

    i have a bad headache and need to sleep, thanks for all being so nice. Night xx

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 22:23

    I'm so sorry *hugs*

    it's stupid, but it now makes me feel like the whole going down to cornwall thing was a waste of time, and did much more harm than good. gah!

    i have a bad headache and need to sleep, thanks for all being so nice. Night xx

    Night Lou - sleep well, you'll feel better tomorrow...

  • Alison15/03/2010 at 22:24

    i have a bad headache and need to sleep, thanks for all being so nice. Night xx

    Night Lou. Sleep well xx

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 22:25

    it's stupid, but it now makes me feel like the whole going down to cornwall thing was a waste of time, and did much more harm than good. gah!

    Don't think of it as that, you got to see a beautiful part of the country, you got interview experience and don't let their decision affect your interview confidence or anything like that because I can speak for everyone here when we say they made the wrong choice... you are an amazing, amazing photographer and if they don't see that then that's their problem. You'll go onto far bigger and better things. You can only move forward so don't regret the past.

    Hope your headache gets better too, just don't let it all upset you too much :(

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 22:34

    I. Cannot. Write. My. Blog. Post!!!

  • Lukeh15/03/2010 at 22:36

    Think I'll head off... night.

  • startledbunny15/03/2010 at 22:38

    Evening guys.

    I thought I'd setup a Lap Leaders Championship. I managed to Compile the Results for Round 1

    http://drop.io/startledbunnyf1/asset/f1-llc-2010-r01-pdf

    It's not as much work as it looks. A little HTML and a lot of Find/Replace use. Just a bit ropey on the design front.

  • Alianora La Canta15/03/2010 at 22:42

    Rubbish stuff from The Times calling Karun an expensive flop

    http://www.tim..._1/article7061689.ece {Comment #194}

    I'm glad I read The Metro and The Telegraph instead while awaiting my interview this morning, then. At least they merely observed that he retired from the race (The Metro concentrated on the Alonso and boredom factors while The Telegraph just zoomed in on the boredom)...

  • startledbunny15/03/2010 at 22:45

    Just found out i've been rejected from Falmouth :( i'm puzzled, as they basically told me i had a place.. and kinda devastated.... unis suck :(

    Sorry to hear this Lou.

    It's their loss.

  • RG15/03/2010 at 22:47

    Evening guys.

    I thought I'd setup a Lap Leaders Championship. I managed to Compile the Results for Round 1

    I do like a table where Liuzzi is higher than Schumacher

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 22:47

    Evening guys.

    I thought I'd setup a Lap Leaders Championship. I managed to Compile the Results for Round 1

    If you blog that I'll link to it.

  • Turkey Machine15/03/2010 at 22:49

    Uh oh, I did a blog update on MCM!!!

    http://turkeymachine.co.uk/excitement-in-f1/

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 22:50

    Uh oh, I did a blog update on MCM!!!

    http://turkeym....uk/excitement-in-f1/

    Don't expect the comments to come flooding in!

  • Alianora La Canta15/03/2010 at 22:52

    i can't see why the rulemakers can't swallow their pride and just admit the changes didn't work. bring refuelling back for the rest of the season and rethink things properly {Comment #292}

    That would be a disaster - the cars would need to be completely redesigned for that to work otherwise there would be seriously unfair advantages to some teams and besides, nobody has a pit-lane-ready refuelling rig any more (so it would have to wait until at least Spain for logistical and safety reasons, or else everyone would have to refuel in the garage - accentuating the unfair advantage for some cars and also disadvantaging whoever pits second half the time).

  • Alianora La Canta15/03/2010 at 22:54

    Just found out i've been rejected from Falmouth :( i'm puzzled, as they basically told me i had a place.. and kinda devastated.... unis suck :( {Comment #447}

    How disappointing and duplicitous! I'd expect more honesty from a university. A more honest university will surely see your talent for the shining wonder it is and gladly take you on board. Meanwhile... *hug*

  • Alianora La Canta15/03/2010 at 22:57

    tony dodgins is suggesting this is all part of bernie's master plan to add shortcuts...

    "A shortcut you could use so many times a race so that if you really get stuck behind somebody then you could still get past. I'm pushing for it but sometimes people don't understand these things too well, they don't see the advantages." - Bernie {Comment #307}

    What advantages? It's a variation on the push to pass/defend/KERS theme and that avenue may work for the likes of A1GP but it does not work for F1!

  • startledbunny15/03/2010 at 23:00

    If you blog that I'll link to it.

    A bit basic, but here it is. I'll probably flesh it out during the week.

    http://thestartledbunny.blogspot.com/2010/03/f1-lap-leaders-championship-2010-round.html

  • RubberGoat15/03/2010 at 23:00

    If you blog that I'll link to it.

    A bit basic, but here it is. I'll probably flesh it out during the week.

    http://thestar...nship-2010-round.html

    OK - but it needs a pretty graph ;)

  • RG15/03/2010 at 23:09

    Just before I hit the hay, one big massive excuse for me to do everything I can so Timo wins something this year. With that, night and lotsa love.

  • Daniel16/03/2010 at 00:29

    ♥ Mark Webber: http://twitter...it/status/10504206488

    Good for him, if only they were all as straight talking as Mark, just Like EJ, JV and Swervin Irvine were ! The rest just tip toe around not wanting to offend anyone. Good for him being outspoken and spicing things up a bit.

    Quelle surprise the little dwarf has stopped the grid walk with the drivers. At least no one can cause a fuss with any outspoken comments !

  • Daniel16/03/2010 at 00:34

    Bringing back refuelling doesn't necessairily introduce more overtaking, only overtaking whilst a car is stationary, that's exciting, isn't it.

    Yay for overtaking whilst your rival is stationary having 12 litres per second of highly flammable liquid pumped into the car.

    They need to reduce the dependency on aerodynamics for grip, so that cars can follow closely in the wake of another car.. this may just give us a chance of some overtaking. as long as the stewards agree it beforehand and no one is in ANY danger whatsoever. Couldn't have a driver chip a nail, now could we !

  • me16/03/2010 at 01:27

    Uh oh, I did a blog update on MCM!!!

    cool. although isn't #mcm an off-season thing? there's no chance we could keep that up all year :(

  • me16/03/2010 at 01:29

    Yay for overtaking whilst your rival is stationary having 12 litres per second of highly flammable liquid pumped into the car.

    it beats knowing the race result on a saturday.