Ah, the meetup yesterday was brilliant and expect to hear more on it soon. Meanwhile, plenty has been happening in the F1 world, and although I haven't had a chance to catch up with the comments yet, I imagine these are the things under discussion:

  • The diffusers have been declared legal, which is a weight off the minds of Brawn, Toyota and Williams. The others, though, are consigned to either redesign their cars or try and catch up in another way. Ferrari are already suggesting they are "forced" to rethink the F2009, whilst Newey is hard at work trying to incorporate the diffuser into the Red Bull. Expect to see results very soon!
  • BMW have obviously managed to make some weight-savings on their car, as Kubica is planning to testout KERS on Friday in Shanghai. Particularly because the circuit has plenty of long straights, KERS could be a significant advantage, but they'll evaluate and make their decision during Free Practice.
  • Finally, AUTOSPORT reports that Ron Dennis is due to make a decision about his future soon, which could see him step back from the team. Firstly, I thought he'd already done that, and secondly, would he really leave them in such a time of crisis?

That'll do for now. It's serious catchup time at Sidepodcast Towers as we fly headlong into the race weekend. Before you know it, Free Practice will be upon us. Until then, I'll see you in the comments.

760 responses

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 07:51

    For those that suggested Mr C needed waking up with some loud and obnoxious noises, I did my best with the hairdryer. I think he went back to sleep though.

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 07:59

    For those that suggested Mr C needed waking up with some loud and obnoxious noises, I did my best with the hairdryer. I think he went back to sleep though.

    He can't complain about that. Diffusers are legal now!

    Badum-tish!

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 08:00

    For those that suggested Mr C needed waking up with some loud and obnoxious noises, I did my best with the hairdryer. I think he went back to sleep though.

    Ah, the hairdryer. Too noisy for us men. That's why we use a quieter and much more efficient tool. It's called a towel. :D

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 08:01

    Ah, the hairdryer. Too noisy for us men. That’s why we use a quieter and much more efficient tool. It’s called a towel. :D

    It would take at least three hours for a towel to dry my hair!!

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 08:01

    The BAT podium for Bahrain

    1st - Al (BMW)

    2nd - Flibster (Williams)

    3rd - R.G (Toyota)

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 08:02

    It would take at least three hours for a towel to dry my hair!!

    Whereas it only takes me but a minute :D

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 08:04

    1st - Al (BMW)

    2nd - Flibster (Williams)

    3rd - R.G (Toyota)

    What's this - no Brawn on the podium? Surely not!

    But other than that, this podium is relatively accurate, I think.

  • Sean Golding16/04/2009 at 08:05

    15th...

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 08:05

    What’s this - no Brawn on the podium? Surely not!

    Lou leads the championship with 25 points though ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 08:07

    Oh yes - I got a text this morning saying my laptop is coming back from repairs today! I can live comment this weekend! :D

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 08:17

    The BAT podium for Bahrain

    Despite crashing in qualifying I my Torro Rosso still managed to come 7th, my best finish yet! I even kept a far faster McLaren behind me for the last 10 laps!

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 08:23

    Oh yes - I got a text this morning saying my laptop is coming back from repairs today! I can live comment this weekend!

    OH YEAH!

    Lou leads the championship with 25 points though

    Two wins and a 4th?

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 08:34

    15th…

    Sean!! You beat me!! Well done :)

  • Sean Golding16/04/2009 at 08:46

    Sean!! You beat me!! Well done :)

    I think that makes it 2 all.

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 08:50

    Morning everyone

  • Sean Golding16/04/2009 at 08:50

    Morning everyone

    Morning.

  • Jeremy16/04/2009 at 08:52

    He can’t complain about that. Diffusers are legal now!

    Comedy Gold award to you good sir!

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 08:53

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG10GmYV888&feature=related :D

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 08:55

    I am getting worse and worse at BATracer, I have gone from getting a few spot on values to getting none because I keep being over enthusiastic and using more laps than I have spare in practice. Boooo.

  • Sean Golding16/04/2009 at 08:56

    I am getting worse and worse at BATracer, I have gone from getting a few spot on values to getting none because I keep being over enthusiastic and using more laps than I have spare in practice. Boooo.

    I have only had one spot on value in each of my races. Still, I'm pretty happy with my last practice times.

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 08:57

    I have only had one spot on value in each of my races. Still, I’m pretty happy with my last practice times.

    You're a lot more on the pace than I am!

    What I want to know is when is a session going to be something other than bone dry. I want to test my adjusting-for-the-wet skills!

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 08:57

    I have only had one spot on value in each of my races. Still, I’m pretty happy with my last practice times.

    I had mostly spot on or ones with a gap of 4, e.g 59-62 and i still only qualified 14th, i just think the Renault is rubbish

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 09:00

    From James Allen:

    Rosberg thinks it will be 'many races' before the teams without double diffusers will catch up. Thinks Brawn will dominate the season

    Really, now? Hmmm...

    Mark Webber says Red Bull will not get new diffuser until a "few races" into the European season.

    Initial speculation was that it would be ready by Monaco - maybe they're delaying it until Silverstone? That rear suspension arrangement is costing them a lot of development time right now.

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 09:03

    “On Thursday April 23rd, in the House of Lords, sometime after 2.30 pm, MIA President, Lord Astor of Hever is to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they will give to enable the British Formula 1 Grand Prix to continue.”

    And they will say "Um... none."

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 09:05

    And they will say “Um… none.”

    It's quite predictable eh?

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 09:13

    The BAT podium for Bahrain

    Damn, I said I would win. Congrats to Al though. And Renault boys, are you still fooling us yet?

  • Bootneck16/04/2009 at 09:15

    As promised Mr C, Photo's of the 30th tribute to Williams on my car last year are now on drop io.

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 09:19

    Damn, I said I would win. Congrats to Al though. And Renault boys, are you still fooling us yet?

    Yep, still sandbagging, we've got a new diffuser coming soon :P

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 09:21

    Some incoming news stories from China on Autosport. Alonso says he thinks the "diffuser gang" cars will stay ahead and that he's very worried about the ridiculous tyre compound choices for the race weekend. Meanwhile Ferrari have decided not to run KERS this weekend. Bet you anything that has something to do with Kimi's FP1 failure at Sepang.

    What are your thoughts on Alonso's comments? Personally I think these new tyre compound combos make the racing more exciting.

  • Sean Golding16/04/2009 at 09:22

    Yep, still sandbagging, we’ve got a new diffuser coming soon :P

    I wonder if the new diffuser will happen in the game.

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 09:25

    Ok....wordpress help please.....

    I'm starting a new blog on wordpress because my blogspot one just looks horid, anywho, is there a way to move all the posts from the blogspot one to the wordpress one??

    Any help is appreciated :D

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 09:30

    So KERS gains Kubica and loses Raikkonen and Massa - only 3 teams using KERS this weekend then, 6 cars in all.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 09:31

    To add to my comment a few posts up: Personally I think these new tyre compound combos make the racing more exciting. That and he's just becoming a crybaby with all this whinging and complaining. Grow up, Fernando. You're a double world champion for peat's sake.

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 09:32

    Ok….wordpress help please…..

    Just ignore that, figured it out all by myself....and the help section :D

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 09:34

    I wonder if the new diffuser will happen in the game.

    The devs do update the cars relative to real-life performances. So if there are any performance gains from some of the teams in the next few races, I'm pretty sure we'll see exactly the same implemented in the BAT carset.

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 09:35

    Grow up, Fernando. You’re a double world champion for peat’s sake.

    Unless he's concerned that the super-softs cause blowouts. Will we see the idea floated post-Melbourne of cars waiting for a Safety Car, then doing pitstops on 2 consecutive laps, just to get the super-softs out of the way?

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 09:36

    Blowouts, of course, being inherently unsafe.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 09:38

    Unless he’s concerned that the super-softs cause blowouts. Will we see the idea floated post-Melbourne of cars waiting for a Safety Car, then doing pitstops on 2 consecutive laps, just to get the super-softs out of the way?

    Blowouts, of course, being inherently unsafe.

    Oh of course, I see your point. It's just that whenever there's been an issue, Fernando's always been the first to complain about it. Quite frankly, it's getting a bit annoying.

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 09:40

    Oh of course, I see your point. It’s just that whenever there’s been an issue, Fernando’s always been the first to complain about it. Quite frankly, it’s getting a bit annoying.

    Well, he's an outspoken guy. I'd rather see that than someone who just spouts PR statements. He speaks his mind and I respect him for it, regardless of whether I agree with him or not.

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 09:41

    Well, he’s an outspoken guy. I’d rather see that than someone who just spouts PR statements. He speaks his mind and I respect him for it, regardless of whether I agree with him or not.

    This is why it makes sense to me that he is a GPDA director

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 09:43

    3rd fastest in Barcelona practice on hard tyres. Man, this RB5's got pace! :D

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 09:44

    3rd fastest in Barcelona practice on hard tyres. Man, this RB5’s got pace!

    Not wanting to ruin your moment in the sun, but I set the fastest on hards as well

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 09:44

    This is why it makes sense to me that he is a GPDA director

    Who's the overall leader now, is it still Pedro? Looks like Mark Webber is their main leader nowadays, in partnership with Alonso.

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 09:45

    Who’s the overall leader now, is it still Pedro? Looks like Mark Webber is their main leader nowadays, in partnership with Alonso.

    Yeah Pedalo is still the chairman as far as I know

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 09:45

    Who’s the overall leader now, is it still Pedro? Looks like Mark Webber is their main leader nowadays, in partnership with Alonso.

    I'd guess so. Pedro is the chairman, Mark and Fernando directors.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 09:46

    LAPTOP IS BACK! :D

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 09:47

    LAPTOP IS BACK!

    Lukeh - You might want to watch out for that fifth place in the Most Talkative list.

  • Jeremy16/04/2009 at 09:47

    LAPTOP IS BACK! :D

    From AUTOSPORT? :-)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 09:47

    From AUTOSPORT?

    :D Haha

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 09:48

    Not wanting to ruin your moment in the sun, but I set the fastest on hards as well

    Only because you've got a triple diffuser ;)

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 09:49

    Lukeh - You might want to watch out for that fifth place in the Most Talkative list.

    I'll be working more soon probably and back to uni so I'm expecting the drop ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 09:49

    Lukeh - You might want to watch out for that fifth place in the Most Talkative list.

    I need to get me back on there. I was top once, and now I can Live Comment once again I will be there once again! :D

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 09:50

    Only because you’ve got a triple diffuser

    You could have picked the best team on the grid with the exception of Brawn, but noooo, and look who is ahead of you in the construcors

    I’ll be working more soon probably and back to uni so I’m expecting the drop

    The league below can be like a mad house at times

  • toxicfusion16/04/2009 at 09:55

    3rd fastest in Barcelona practice on hard tyres. Man, this RB5’s got pace! :D

    Not wanting to ruin your moment in the sun, but I set the fastest on hards as well

    Well I'm now the fastest in practice, by half a second. On the hard slicks I might add :D

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 09:55

    You could have picked the best team on the grid with the exception of Brawn, but noooo, and look who is ahead of you in the construcors

    I'm comfortable with who I picked ;)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 09:56

    Well I’m now the fastest in practice, by half a second

    Yeah but your in a BMW and we know how much BMW rocks

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 09:56

    One question - toxicfusion, are you really Spanish? Sorry to ask but your real name doesn't sound like a very Spanish name to me, for obvious reasons. :P

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2009 at 10:03

    Oh yes - I got a text this morning saying my laptop is coming back from repairs today! I can live comment this weekend! {Comment #10}

    That's brilliant!

  • toxicfusion16/04/2009 at 10:03

    Yeah but your in a BMW and we know how much BMW rocks

    The car comparison for the 2009 season would beg to differ :P

    One question - toxicfusion, are you really Spanish? Sorry to ask but your real name doesn’t sound like a very Spanish name to me, for obvious reasons.:P

    No I'm not really spanish, and on BatRacer only my first name is the real thing. I can be found however, I joined the sidepodcast facebook group, lol.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 10:04

    Now commenting from my laptop :D

    Can't get the comments to show up on the LCLT. Do I need FF3 or IE8 for that now?

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 10:05

    Can’t get the comments to show up on the LCLT. Do I need FF3 or IE8 for that now?

    That might happen cos of a dodgy character in the comments somewhere, can you get any other comments from other threads?

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 10:06

    McLaren Automotive no longer to be part of McLaren Group:

    http://www.mclaren.com/latestnews/press-releases.php?article=275

  • Kathi16/04/2009 at 10:06

    Can’t get the comments to show up on the LCLT. Do I need FF3 or IE8 for that now?

    sometime it helps if you post a comment yourself

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 10:06

    That might happen cos of a dodgy character in the comments somewhere, can you get any other comments from other threads?

    Nope, all there was was a blank LCLT. No posts or comments, nothing.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 10:07

    Nope, all there was was a black LCLT. No posts or comments, nothing.

    What are you using at the moment?

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 10:09

    I like this bit:

    As of today, Ron Dennis has handed his responsibility as Chief Executive Officer of McLaren Racing to Martin Whitmarsh, who will be responsible to the board for the activities of McLaren Racing in addition to his role of Team Principal of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.

    Subtle. Or not.

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 10:11

    McLaren Automotive no longer to be part of McLaren Group:

    http://www.mclaren.com/latestnews/press-releases.php?article=275

    Wow, didn't expect that.

    That seems to imply that their cars will be entirely McLaren i.e. nothing to do with Mercades. A wise move given the current situation with the F1 team?

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2009 at 10:11

    And they will say “Um… none.” {Comment #24}

    Or maybe "We very much support and encourage all efforts to make the British Grand Prix thrive and shine, especially in the gloom of the global economy to give an example of real leadership to other countries. Of course, this will also give a vital boost to the British car industry* and help to safeguard thousands of jobs." If the government scriptwriters/PR people are feeling particularly imaginative, they might even say, "This will cut down on climate change as British people will travel less distance to get to a race than they would otherwise".

    Then perhaps £10,000 will be given to improve the access road or something (you know, about enough to put a new layer of asphalt on the road to give the people in traffic jams something slightly less ugly to see). Quietly, so as not to upset the environmentalists, anti-car lobby or the people who think all money should be thrown at failing businesses or to free up the loans market.

    * - This could be used as an excuse to justify whatever distribution method the government likes - it could do it any way it wants as long as it honeys the distribution method with sufficiently sugary words.

  • Alianora La Canta16/04/2009 at 10:18

    McLaren Automotive no longer to be part of McLaren Group: {Comment #62}

    That looks like a finance thing. It's a bit tricky raising equity if you've got a loss-making (or likely-to-be-loss-making) racing team in the company. However, the racing team is the core of the business, so if a split was considered necessary, it had to be the sports car company that moved.

    Of course, it does have the latitude to pick engine suppliers other than Mercedes. We'll just have to wait until closer to the time to see what happens.

    It's interesting that Ron mentioned that Max and Bernie would not be displeased with him switching to the road car side in his statement.

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 10:21

    It’s interesting that Ron mentioned that Max and Bernie would not be displeased with him switching to the road car side in his statement.

    To me the whole thing feels more like "LOOK AT ME I'M NOT IN THE F1 BUSINESS ANYMORE" rather than any major actual structure change. He's still a major shareholder in the McLaren group, and the majority of people will have a finger in both pies.

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 10:21

    It’s interesting that Ron mentioned that Max and Bernie would not be displeased with him switching to the road car side in his statement.

    I was just about to say that, great quote:

    "I admit I'm not always easy to get on with. I admit I've always fought hard for McLaren in Formula 1. I doubt if Max Mosley or Bernie Ecclestone will be displeased by my decision. But no-one asked me to do it. It was my decision."

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 10:42

    YAY! I've installed FF3 and the LCLT works properly :D

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 10:51

    Hey, where'd everyone go? :P

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 10:52

    Hey, where’d everyone go? :P

    to install FF3? ;)

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 10:52

    Hey, where’d everyone go? :P

    I think they're off to the museum again. As for me, people keep giving me work to do, and it despite the fact I am at work, who says that's what I should be doing...

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 10:54

    Alex Andronov: 16/04/2009 at 11:52:10

    Hey, where’d everyone go?

    to install FF3?

    FF3's been out for a while, don't they know that?! ;)

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 10:57

    My morning has been pretty bad which has kept me busy...

    After getting home at 12:30 I was up at 5 to come to work this morning... I missed my train. Got a cab. Got stuck in traffic. Arrived at office. Skype didn't work - which we use for an important conference call. Then an hour later the building I work in had total electrical failure. I had to go out onto the street and kindly ask the gentlemen who were drilling into our power cables to stop. And then we rebooted - everything.

    As we have a live stockmarket trading environment in the building this was not something I appreciated very much :(

    I think I might try and sleep under my desk for bit now and hope nobody finds me ;)

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 10:59

    I think I might try and sleep under my desk for bit now and hope nobody finds me ;)

    Awww.

    Just think of it this way, at least you haven't thrown fish and chips in your lap today.

    (Yet.)

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 11:00

    I think I might try and sleep under my desk for bit now and hope nobody finds me ;)

    Good luck. Are you a fan of Seinfeld? George was practically living under his work desk. Just leave the jacket over the chair, so it likes like you're around work somewhere and no gone home...

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 11:00

    Just think of it this way, at least you haven’t thrown fish and chips in your lap today.

    something from yesterday?

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 11:02

    something from yesterday?

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/15/daily-15th-april-2009/#comment-256339

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 11:02

    Good luck. Are you a fan of Seinfeld? George was practically living under his work desk. Just leave the jacket over the chair, so it likes like you’re around work somewhere and no gone home…

    :)

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 11:03

    Just think of it this way, at least you haven’t thrown fish and chips in your lap today.

    hahahaha! But as you say... the night is Youngs!

    ithangyou! I'm hear all week!

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 11:03

    hahahaha! But as you say… the night is Youngs!

    Oh dear.

  • Jeremy16/04/2009 at 11:05

    Skype didn’t work - which we use for an important conference call

    Skype on iPhone over wifi only!

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 11:06

    Oh dear.

    I think I'm cracking up.

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 11:06

    Skype on iPhone over wifi only!

    It was once I got to the office I had that problem :(

  • Jeremy16/04/2009 at 11:07

    ithangyou!

    new Apple product?

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 11:07

    new Apple product?

    :)

    I should so make that app for the iPhone!

    what would it do?

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 11:08

    what would it do?

    Just give you a random joke?

  • Jeremy16/04/2009 at 11:08

    It was once I got to the office I had that problem :(

    Sorry, meant to have brackets around the wifi only bit. I was just making sure you knew about Skype on iPhone (as if for some reason you wouldn't have)

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 11:08

    what would it do?

    Tell corny jokes.

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 11:09

    Sorry, meant to have brackets around the wifi only bit. I was just making sure you knew about Skype on iPhone (as if for some reason you wouldn’t have)

    Ah yes. Sorry I follow now!

  • Jeremy16/04/2009 at 11:09

    Tell corny jokes.

    In a southern drawl?

  • Jeremy16/04/2009 at 11:12

    Tell corny jokes.

    In BB King's voice? (Every thang... every thang... every thang gunna be allright this morning)

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 11:13

    For those that suggested Mr C needed waking up with some loud and obnoxious noises, I did my best with the hairdryer. I think he went back to sleep though.

    Good good. ;)

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 11:13

    The BAT podium for Bahrain

    1st - Al (BMW)

    2nd - Flibster (Williams)

    3rd - R.G (Toyota)

    w00t! Finally on the podium!

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 11:15

    It's raining in Monaco. Why does this keep happening when sporting events I want to watch are being held there?

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 11:30

    Don't forget, for anyone who wants to hear their name read out in the bright lights of F1 Digest (that doesn't quite work) then please post your short summaries of how you're feeling about F1 going into the Chinese race weekend. Now the diffusers are sorted... any predictions you might have.... what the weather will be like... anything on your mind.

    Thanks :)

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 11:33

    anything on your mind.

    *peeks into his mind*

    Ewwww...better not.

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 11:34

    anything on your mind.

    ...about F1 and China. :)

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 11:36

    Don’t forget, for anyone who wants to hear their name read out in the bright lights of F1 Digest (that doesn’t quite work) then please post your short summaries of how you’re feeling about F1 going into the Chinese race weekend. Now the diffusers are sorted… any predictions you might have…. what the weather will be like… anything on your mind.

    Mine:

    Thank goodness this diffuser malarky seems to be over! At least we can now get back to the racing. China looks like it's going to be a dry weekend all round which means that unlike Malaysia we get to see who is quickest on a dry track without the threat of wet conditions (if you know what I mean. I dunno, I think it was something Mr C mentioned before in a daily post). Brawn and Toyota will still be on a high after their super starts, while BMW looks like they've woken up at last and are taking the fight to the diffuser gang. Red Bull look to have dropped off in pace just a bit, but here's hoping they can bring themselves to the front once again. Ferrari and McLaren will once again be running lower down than they would have liked and probably dreaming of their fortunes from 2008. But red is lucky in China, so maybe this could be the race we see Maranello really begin the resurgance...or perhaps not. On a personal note, I have my laptop back which means for the first time in the 2009 season, I can live comment! Plus with a new headset mic, I can join in the post-race festivities which I am greatly looking forward to. All that's left for me to say is - GO JENSON! :D

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 11:37

    Mine:

    Thank you!

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 11:38

    Thank you!

    Always a pleasure, never a chore :)

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 11:42

    BBC sports news correspondent Andy Swiss:

    I asked Ron whether he was leaving F1 to improve McLaren's chances at the hearing and he said 'no'

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 11:46

    I asked Ron whether he was leaving F1 to improve McLaren’s chances at the hearing and he said ‘no’

    It's not like he'd say yes

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 11:48

    It’s not like he’d say yes

    Are you saying that a McLaren employee is lying? It's a conspiracy. Lie-Gate II

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 11:49

    It’s not like he’d say yes

    "I'm leaving so the FIA don't screw us completely over.....oh wait, i didnt mean to say that!"

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 12:08

    Even CNN is reporting that Ron Dennis is leaving. And this is a country/continent that doesn't seem to care about F1. wow.

  • toxicfusion16/04/2009 at 12:27

    Something non McLaren related: Which circuits would you like to see make a return?

    Personally I want to see Imola and Montreal come back.

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 12:29

    Personally I want to see Imola and Montreal come back.

    Montreal - certainly, but I think I'm forgetting Imola...oh dear....

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 12:32

    Something non McLaren related: Which circuits would you like to see make a return?

    Montreal without a shadow of a doubt, and maybe a good US track like Watkins Glen or Indy

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 12:39

    Montreal without a shadow of a doubt, and maybe a good US track like Watkins Glen or Indy

    re: Indy - with or without the first corner chicane? aah 2005...so many memories, for so few drivers...

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 12:40

    re: Indy - with or without the first corner chicane? aah 2005…so many memories, for so few drivers…

    how else would you do the circuit?

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 12:41

    Something non McLaren related: Which circuits would you like to see make a return?

    Montreal, Watkins Glen, Zandvoort

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 12:42

    how else would you do the circuit?

    Remember that Quik Maps...

    Montreal, Watkins Glen, Zandvoort

    Just a pity Zandvoort can't do it anymore cos of the noise restrictions.

  • me16/04/2009 at 12:42

    For those that suggested Mr C needed waking up with some loud and obnoxious noises, I did my best with the hairdryer. I think he went back to sleep though.

    Good good. ;)

    you are all evil!

    morning all.

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 12:43

    speaking of circuits of the past, has anyone got the book Autodrome? I'm so tempted to get it, even the cover is beautiful.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 12:43

    morning all.

    mmm, my lunch is nice, how goes it?

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 12:43

    Something non McLaren related: Which circuits would you like to see make a return?

    I would like Silverstone not to go, if that counts.

  • me16/04/2009 at 12:44

    mmm, my lunch is nice, how goes it?

    have lost my voice.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 12:45

    have lost my voice.

    ahh, so how many did you drink last night?

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 12:45

    have lost my voice.

    You should have listened to LPG and Andy's children.... Too much singing will make you lose your voice ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 12:46

    I would like Silverstone not to go, if that counts.

    Here here, classic circuit. Whenever I

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 12:46

    You should have listened to LPG and Andy’s children…. Too much singing will make you lose your voice ;)

    hahaa, that was funny :)

  • lou16/04/2009 at 12:46

    morning all.

    hows your head today? ;)

    hey everyone :)

  • me16/04/2009 at 12:46

    ahh, so how many did you drink last night?

    every drink that was presented to me bar the last one.

  • me16/04/2009 at 12:46

    You should have listened to LPG and Andy’s children…. Too much singing will make you lose your voice ;)

    good advice.

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 12:47

    hows your head today? ;)

    hey everyone :)

    Hey lou, hey me!

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 12:47

    every drink that was presented to me bar the last one.

    I'm scared to ask how many that was.

    Heya Lou!

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 12:47

    Scott Woodwiss: 16/04/2009 at 12:46

    I would like Silverstone not to go, if that counts.

    Here here, classic circuit. Whenever I

    Whenever I virtually drive around it, I love taking Maggots, Becketts and Chapel as quick as I can. Such a great sequence of corners.

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 12:47

    every drink that was presented to me bar the last one.

    which in normal language means "i honestly can't remember....it must have been alot" :D

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 12:48

    Whenever I virtually drive around it, I love taking Maggots, Becketts and Chapel as quick as I can. Such a great sequence of corners.

    When Codemasters do F12010, they better have some unlockable classic tracks like silverstone and such

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 12:48

    every drink that was presented to me bar the last one.

    Otherwise quantifiable as: Enough to get you into trouble.

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 12:48

    Otherwise quantifiable as: Enough to get you into trouble.

    Lots of trouble!

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 12:50

    Otherwise quantifiable as: Enough to get you into trouble.

    Tut tut, Mr C

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 12:50

    Otherwise quantifiable as: Enough to get you into trouble.

    And on your anniversary too!

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 12:53

    Don’t forget, for anyone who wants to hear their name read out in the bright lights of F1 Digest (that doesn’t quite work)

    Sure.

    Malaysia Preview

    Ah, the diffuser day in the past, the teams skipping along now like nothing had happend. As usual, it will be the 'Diffuser Boys' who will probably get the best results along with Red Bull and if they are lucky, BMW. However, I can't see Brawn winning, with more teams likely to get that diffuser on board there cars very soon, they could be caught up to very quickly by Red Bull, and I wouldn't be surprised if we dont see a championship fight between Brawn and Red Bull very soon. As for the race, I'm going Vettel, Barrichello and Kubica.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 12:53

    Spot the rookie mistake

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 12:53

    Spot the rookie mistake

    :)

    Thank you.

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 12:54

    And on your anniversary too!

    :D

    BTW, has anyone read Joe Saward's tribute to Ron? Quite brilliant post.

    Oh, and one more thing:

    Page 22 has made it to Asia. :D Picture to follow soon. ;)

  • toxicfusion16/04/2009 at 12:55

    Montreal - certainly, but I think I’m forgetting Imola…oh dear….

    Not suprising it has been a few years since it saw a F1 race. I only remember thanks to F1 Championship Edition :D

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7985975.stm

    That is quite spectacular.

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 12:56

    you are all evil!

    Why thank you. :D

    Just for you - I've found a copy of the short film c'etait un rendez-vous online.

    Linky

    I would say turn the volume up and enjoy - but it may not be the best idea. ;)

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 12:57

    That is quite spectacular.

    Jaw-dropping. All it needed was an F1 car running down the straight and it would've been perfect.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 12:57

    Page 22 has made it to Asia. Picture to follow soon.

    Yay!

    To those intrested, turn to page 22 in April 09 edition of F1 Racing, take a pic of yourself with it and upload it to

    http://drop.io/meandpage22

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 12:58

    Did we discuss this already?

    RoC to be in Beijing, and much earlier, in November. Also appears to be two random days, Tuesday and then Wednesday.

    Organisers say: "I would like to say thank you to Wembley for the past two years. The people there were great to work with and helped us put on two fantastic events."

    What they don't say is the last line which is: "...but it was too freaking cold."

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 12:59

    Did we discuss this already?

    BOO!

    Probably won't be shown on TV now. :(

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 12:59

    RoC to be in Beijing, and much earlier, in November. Also appears to be two random days, Tuesday and then Wednesday.

    I hope they enjoy racing in front of no one.

  • lou16/04/2009 at 13:01

    RoC to be in Beijing, and much earlier, in November. Also appears to be two random days, Tuesday and then Wednesday.

    :( i'm really pleased i went last year. Such a shame they haven't decided to keep it in Europe, i swear they could have got a bigger audience somewhere else in England.

    What they don’t say is the last line which is: “…but it was too freaking cold.”

    it was cold, but well worth it. i'd do it all again if the tickets weren't as expensive.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 13:02

    Probably won’t be shown on TV now.

    Why not? Didn't Sky Sports still have the rights when it was in Paris

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 13:02

    I hope they enjoy racing in front of no one.

    Good point - they'll probably end up forcing people to go. ;)

    Will the drivers want to fly out to China for 2 days - completely throwing out their body clocks when they should be preparing for the 2010 season?

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 13:02

    Also: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74501

    Whitmarsh said on Thursday he had offered McLaren's shareholders his resignation, but it was turned down.

    That answers a lot of our questions then.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 13:03

    Can I also say how bad an idea to have it on two seperate days, in the middle of the week. How stupid is that.

    Will the drivers want to fly out to China for 2 days - completely throwing out their body clocks when they should be preparing for the 2010 season?

    They will be in Abu Dhabi apparantly, its straight after

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 13:03

    Will the drivers want to fly out to China for 2 days - completely throwing out their body clocks when they should be preparing for the 2010 season?

    It's only 2 days after Abu Dhabi so it won't be that bad.

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 13:04

    It’s only 2 days after Abu Dhabi so it won’t be that bad.

    For the F1 drivers - what about all the other guys who get involved?

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 13:07

    oooh James Allen on the radio.

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 13:08

    his voice, it brings with it horrid flashbacks.

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 13:08

    James has been saying that Ferrari won't use KERS in China because of the reliability.

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 13:08

    oooh James Allen on the radio.

    *pulls plug out of wall to prevent accidentally turning the radio on*

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 13:08

    his voice, it brings with it horrid flashbacks.

    Of that slideshow!

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 13:09

    James has been saying that Ferrari won’t use KERS in China because of the reliability.

    It's been on Autosport earlier too

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 13:09

    It’s been on Autosport earlier too

    AUTOSPORT you mean?

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 13:09

    i’m really pleased i went last year. Such a shame they haven’t decided to keep it in Europe, i swear they could have got a bigger audience somewhere else in England.

    Possibilities

    Old Trafford - Manchester - 75,000

    Stade de Francais - Paris - 79,000

    Olympiastadion - Berlin - 76,000

    Luzhniki Stadium - Moscow - 86,000 (Has got athletics track so track can be bigger)

    Athens Olympic Stadium - Athens - 71,000 (Has got athletics track)

    Millenium Stadium - Cardiff - 75,000

    I'd put it two weeks after the end of formula 1 season, so November 15th, kept on one day. The nations cup must have only one nation each, and both drivers from that nation to make it more patriotic.

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 13:10

    Of that slideshow!

    That, and the end of the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix. I still have nightmares.

  • Dom16/04/2009 at 13:10

    Afternoon. :)

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 13:10

    It’s been on Autosport earlier too

    AUTOSPORT you mean?

    AUTOWHAT? OH YEAH, AUTOSPORT, THE ONES WHO KEEP SHOUTING

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 13:11

    Hi Dom.

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 13:11

    AUTOWHAT? OH YEAH, AUTOSPORT, THE ONES WHO KEEP SHOUTING

    :)

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 13:11

    That answers a lot of our questions then.

    Whitmarsh probably felt that this was all his fault for letting it happen, so it shows he's a real man in offering up his own head for the chopping block. That all the more makes me come to the conclusion that he deserves a second chance to prove his worth as team principal.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 13:12

    I’d put it two weeks after the end of formula 1 season, so November 15th, kept on one day. The nations cup must have only one nation each, and both drivers from that nation to make it more patriotic.

    So if the ROC organisers are listening, if you want to drop me a line, I'm pretty sure we could sort something good out.

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 13:13

    So if the ROC organisers are listening, if you want to drop me a line, I’m pretty sure we could sort something good out.

    Can I not have the race of champions in my back garden?

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 13:14

    Clement Freud died...

    :(

    *stick on some Just a Minute shows*

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 13:14

    Can I not have the race of champions in my back garden?

    as long as you dont mind it being tarmacked over

  • Dom16/04/2009 at 13:14

    Whitmarsh said on Thursday he had offered McLaren’s shareholders his resignation, but it was turned down.

    It was turned down because there is nobody else ready to take his job...

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 13:15

    Clement Freud died…

    Really sad isnt it, after Humph aswell :(

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 13:20

    Really sad isnt it, after Humph aswell :(

    Yup. :(

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 13:38

    At least that maybe means that they won't force a long return of just a minute now and it too will get to RIP?

    (I just can't listen without Humph :-( it will always be missing something....)

    But woot! for diffusers... I still don't think that that is actually what is 'making the difference' though (bigevilgrin).....

  • Stuart C16/04/2009 at 13:39

    *pulls plug out of wall to prevent accidentally turning the radio on*

    Forwards to victory...

    Am going to be on Radio Wales at 5.45.

    Really sad isnt it, after Humph aswell

    Radio 4 just isn't going to be the same.

    My favourite Clement-ism is "Friar Tuck – which isn't a Spoonerism, by the way..."

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 13:42

    Button getting used to winning already :D

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74497

    Well, you would, wouldn't you?

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 13:43

    What they don’t say is the last line which is: “…but it was too freaking cold.”

    As it will also be in Beijing by that time of the year, according to Wolf - the Chinese winter can be quite biting. ;)

  • Sean Golding16/04/2009 at 13:43

    Button getting used to winning already :D

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74497

    As long as he can used to not winning again next year...

    Well, hopefully... ;)

  • me16/04/2009 at 13:49

    Forwards to victory…

    :D :D

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 13:57

    5 hours late but the tennis has started! Do I need sleep tonight? Nahhhh

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 14:06

    My favourite Clement-ism is “Friar Tuck – which isn’t a Spoonerism, by the way…”

    :)

    There is a fantastic anecdote of his that was told by Stephen Fry on the Today program this morning.

    Clement Freud was on a junket to China when he was an MP. His opposite number was Winston Churchill (the recent one). One night he went to Winston's room for a nightcap and was surprised to discover that Winston's room was much larger than his. In China, he knew, everything happens for a reason.

    So the next morning he asked "I notice that Winston has a larger room than I... Is this because he's part of the government whereas I am part of the opposition".

    "No," came the reply, "it is because he has a famous grandfather".

    "I had always," Celment said, "believe that I had a famous grandfather. This was the only time in my life I was out-grandfathered".

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 14:10

    How long til we get Fernando's comments on Ron stepping down? My guess is as soon as China awakes in the morning.

  • Sean Golding16/04/2009 at 14:12

    Night chaps, I'm off to watch a DVD then go to bed. I'll see you all at FP1.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 14:13

    See ya Sean

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 14:14

    Night Sean

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 14:45

    "Mark Webber: I agree with that. We had a pretty good run in Melbourne until the first corner. I think Heikki hit Rubens. I haven’t spoken to Heikki about that yet but Rubens and I said we are going to bash him up later on. Yeah, that happens."

    F1 would be so much more interesting if he wasn't kidding.

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F116/04/2009 at 15:01

    April 16th, 2009 at 08:51 #1 - Christine said:

    For those that suggested Mr C needed waking up with some loud and obnoxious noises, I did my best with the hairdryer. I think he went back to sleep though.

    Purchase a Trumpet or Bugle, then try the opening bars to the "William Tell Overture"....

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 15:08

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8001425.stm

    bbc reporting that Ron has 'gone'....

    reads rather like someone has pulled his obit to prep that article though (erk)

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 15:09

    Wow at CNN mentioning Ron Dennis. That's pretty big.

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 15:12

    Whitmarsh offered to step down, jesus. If he had gone too then the team would be in huge trouble.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 15:14

    Whitmarsh offered to step down, jesus. If he had gone too then the team would be in huge trouble.

    If he had, would Ron have had to step in once again until someone else could take over? Or would he just promote the next person in line?

  • norton (downunder)16/04/2009 at 15:20

    Well i still say kers is a white elephant and kolvalinen is not a F1 driver

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 15:21

    Well i still say kers is a white elephant and kolvalinen is not a F1 driver

    Erm, excuse me?

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 15:22

    kolvalinen is not a F1 driver

    you don't say ;)

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 15:22

    you don’t say ;)

    Hehehe.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 15:30

    I can't help but feel that Whitmarsh tries his best to imitate Ronspeak through the whole of this press conference :D

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74505

  • Dom16/04/2009 at 15:36

    If he had, would Ron have had to step in once again until someone else could take over? Or would he just promote the next person in line?

    But who is next in line?

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 15:36

    Dom: 16/04/2009 at 16:36:15

    If he had, would Ron have had to step in once again until someone else could take over? Or would he just promote the next person in line?

    But who is next in line?

    That's the thing - we don't know, do we?

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 15:38

    That’s the thing - we don’t know, do we?

    I'm putting money on it being the guy who puts on the left rear tyre.

  • Dom16/04/2009 at 15:38

    That’s the thing - we don’t know, do we?

    I don't think there is anyone. Ron's been preparing Martin for this role for years, so if he resigns after a couple of months it would have all been pointless.

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 15:40

    <blockquote>I’m putting money on it being the guy who puts on the left rear tyre.</blockquote> Chicken man?

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/niqb301M46E&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/niqb301M46E&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 15:41

    ooh ouch html fail

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niqb301M46E

  • me16/04/2009 at 15:46

    these guys are missing a brawnmower:

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/126052

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 15:48

    these guys are missing a brawnmower:

    haha.

    Btw Scott, you been listening/catching up with the past panels this series? Cos episode 2 is simply brilliant

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 15:49

    I am going to stop supporting anyone in sports because it seems to make them rubbish. I'm looking at you Kovalainen and Federer.

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 15:51

    I am going to stop supporting anyone in sports because it seems to make them rubbish. I’m looking at you Kovalainen and Federer.

    Is Federer no good at the mo?

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 15:51

    Btw Scott, you been listening/catching up with the past panels this series? Cos episode 2 is simply brilliant

    I think I listened to a bit of episode 2. Not sure :P

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 15:51

    I think I listened to a bit of episode 2. Not sure :P

    It was the one with Brawnmowers in it

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 15:51

    Well well well, was it only a matter of when rather than if?

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/126051

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 15:52

    Is Federer no good at the mo?

    he is one set away from losing in the 3rd round to the Swiss #2 who has never beaten him before.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 15:56

    For those who missed the link a few days ago, everyone's favourite new F1 team has a YouTube page :D

    http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialBrawnGP

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 15:58

    match point, I can't take this sort of stress at 2 in the morning

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 15:58

    noooooo roger nooooooo

  • Dom16/04/2009 at 15:59

    For those who missed the link a few days ago, everyone’s favourite new F1 team has a YouTube page :D

    http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialBrawnGP

    Don't worry, we know. :)

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 15:59

    Just looking on the Brawn GP site's team info, I didn't know Loic Bigois was still going. Last time I heard of him, he was at Prost all those years ago.

  • lou16/04/2009 at 15:59

    For those who missed the link a few days ago, everyone’s favourite new F1 team has a YouTube page :D

    http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialBrawnGP

    it's been up for a while, they have a link on their website. tis awesome though :D i feel they need a video or two with Rubens in though.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 16:00

    it’s been up for a while, they have a link on their website. tis awesome though i feel they need a video or two with Rubens in though.

    I hear that! :D

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 16:00

    i feel they need a video or two with Rubens in though.

    I couldn't agree more.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 16:00

    it’s been up for a while, they have a link on their website. tis awesome though :D i feel they need a video or two with Rubens in though.

    Of course, it aint as good as the BMW one

    *whistles away

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 16:06

    Some things I didn't know about Ross Brawn are on his "CV" in the team info:

    1971 - Trainee Engineer, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

    1976 - Machinist, Williams F1

    1977 - Mechanic, March Engineering

    1978 - Mechanic, Williams F1

    1979 - R&D Manager and Senior Aerodynamicist, Williams F1

    Had no idea he worked for Williams in the past. Earliest I'd heard about him was when he worked at Jaguar on their Le Mans sportscars.

  • Dom16/04/2009 at 16:09

    i feel they need a video or two with Rubens in though.

    Rubens should do a race diary too!

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 16:10

    Rubens should do a race diary too!

    I'd rather hear from him any day.

  • lou16/04/2009 at 16:11

    Rubens should do a race diary too!

    yeah he should. but he doesn't do anything like that for his website. Although i think Jenson's audio diaries are for five live or something?

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 16:12

    its raining again in Monaco, I'm never going to get to bed

  • Dom16/04/2009 at 16:15

    Of course, it aint as good as the BMW one

    I don't see them on the most subscribed list...

    Just sayin' ;)

  • Dom16/04/2009 at 16:18

    yeah he should. but he doesn’t do anything like that for his website. Although i think Jenson’s audio diaries are for five live or something?

    Ah, I thought they were just for his site.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 16:19

    I don’t see them on the most subscribed list…

    Thats because clearly every Brawn fan has 100 accounts and is subscribing to that

  • lou16/04/2009 at 16:21

    Ah, I thought they were just for his site.

    i think i've heard one on five live once last year, could be they just used it from his site though. either that or just used one from his site. either way, they are great.

  • lou16/04/2009 at 16:22

    Thats because clearly every Brawn fan has 100 accounts and is subscribing to that

    you'll never prove it :P

  • Dan Brunell16/04/2009 at 16:22

    re: Indy - with or without the first corner chicane? aah 2005…so many memories, for so few drivers…

    That thud and groan you might of heard 6,500 miles away was my reaction to that statement.

    Really, we need to get Long Beach back on the calander. This weekend, "the soon to be bankrupt' IRL will be racing there. For me, the IRL racing at Long Beach is like a rotten salad on a silver platter. Come on Bernie... throw us a bone.

    you are all evil!

    Sounds like Mr. C needs some hangover cure. Christine, got any bloody mary mix?

  • Dom16/04/2009 at 16:25

    i think i’ve heard one on five live once last year, could be they just used it from his site though. either that or just used one from his site. either way, they are great.

    It would explain why he says "please visit jensonbutton.com" at the end of most of them, even though I'm already there.

  • lou16/04/2009 at 16:28

    It would explain why he says “please visit jensonbutton.com” at the end of most of them, even though I’m already there.

    :D

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 16:44

    Sounds like Mr. C needs some hangover cure. Christine, got any bloody mary mix

    teehee....

    Although I suspect a reliance on unnamed energy drink is more likely?

    (is this the time to gloat and mention that I've never, ever, had a hangover in my life... and yes I have got stupidly drunk on several occasions - whit DPs boss once who got me almost legless at a company dinner and was most put out when I was bright and happy the next morning hah!)

    I'm not gloating, honest.... I'm having a duvet day anyway...

  • Scott Dryden16/04/2009 at 16:48

    This weekend, 'the soon to be bankrupt' IRL will be racing there.

    That's a possibility. The current economic crisis may give the Hulman George family an opportunity to stop the idiot grandson frittering away any more of the family fortune. They could use the public line that like thousands of other companies, the IRL was simply a victim of the worldwide recession. This would allow them to at least save face, to a degree.

  • Dan Brunell16/04/2009 at 16:56

    That’s a possibility. The current economic crisis may give the Hulman George family an opportunity to stop the idiot grandson frittering away any more of the family fortune. They could use the public line that like thousands of other companies, the IRL was simply a victim of the worldwide recession. This would allow them to at least save face, to a degree.

    From the people I've talked to... everyone involved is losing A LOT of money. The virtually had to give away the TV rights (execpt for Indy of course.) Ticket sales are down from last years' miniscule amount. Advertising is no where near what they expected. There are only two things making money in the series and that is Danica and the Indy 500.

    They may of won the war with CART, but they destroyed everything that was built in the last five decades in open wheel racing in the states in the process.

  • me16/04/2009 at 16:57

    I don’t see them on the most subscribed list…

    Thats because clearly every Brawn fan has 100 accounts and is subscribing to that

    it's a rolling monthly figure. when bmw released their youtube channel last year, they made that list no problem.

  • me16/04/2009 at 16:58

    I’m not gloating, honest…. I’m having a duvet day anyway…

    i didn't really have a huge hangover. bassano wouldn't let me mix drinks. i have been mute for most of the day though.

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 16:59

    Had no idea he worked for Williams in the past. Earliest I’d heard about him was when he worked at Jaguar on their Le Mans sportscars.

    Ross did a lot of stuff at Williams - even shared that he was their truckie for a while - such were the days of multitasking back then. Frank also mentioned Ross' time with Williams in an interview this year.

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F116/04/2009 at 17:04

    April 16th, 2009 at 13:27 #110 - toxicfusion said:

    Something non McLaren related: Which circuits would you like to see make a return?

    Personally I want to see Imola and Montreal come back.

    Hmmm, Perhaps the walking Sage of F1, Steven Roy would know, but how was Mount Tremblant as a Race Track?

    I will agree to Montreal but perhaps we need Mosport to come back as well, as a North American Grand Prix. A U.S. Grand Pric would be nice too if the proper location was found, but knowing Bernie he will settle for the parking lot of some casino in Los Vegas....

    I will agree to Iola only if major chances are made to teh circuit. Namely they need to get rid of the Villeneuve Chicance, and make Tamburello the only turn/chance in direction from 2nd Rivazza to Tosa.

    Before people freak out. I want the people at Imola to put the new track behind the current pits, and the new Tamburello, 90 dergree left, would be furthur up the track so that it lines up with the exit of Villeneuve.

    Parish the thought. An actual Top Gear flat-out corner....By definitiion unsafe for F1.

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 17:06

    Before people freak out. I want the people at Imola to put the new track behind the current pits, and the new Tamburello, 90 dergree left, would be furthur up the track so that it lines up with the exit of Villeneuve.

    I don't think this is possible, because of the river behind the track.

  • Scott Dryden16/04/2009 at 17:10

    From the people I’ve talked to… everyone involved is losing A LOT of money. The virtually had to give away the TV rights (execpt for Indy of course.) Ticket sales are down from last years’ miniscule amount. Advertising is no where near what they expected. There are only two things making money in the series and that is Danica and the Indy 500.

    The joke is that they're treating the fact they've essentially given away the TV rights as a triumph, as previously they were having to pay Disney to show the series. But they're now left with - Indy aside - only 300,000 viewers watching their races. And unsurprisingly no big-money sponsors want anything to do with them.

    They may of won the war with CART, but they destroyed everything that was built in the last five decades in open wheel racing in the states in the process.

    Agree completely. Sure, CART had its faults, but before the IRL came to town, not only was open wheel racing financially healthy, it was growing in terms of both spectators and TV viewers.

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 17:12

    Agree completely. Sure, CART had its faults, but before the IRL came to town, not only was open wheel racing financially healthy, it was growing in terms of both spectators and TV viewers.

    But Tony George felt he wasn't getting a fair share of the pie. He felt that as the owner of the Indianapolis circuit, he had to get more - hence the creation of the IRL.

  • Scott Dryden16/04/2009 at 17:14

    But Tony George felt he wasn’t getting a fair share of the pie. He felt that as the owner of the Indianapolis circuit, he had to get more - hence the creation of the IRL.

    10% of something is better than 100% of nothing, which is what George will soon be left with.

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 17:16

    10% of something is better than 100% of nothing, which is what George will soon be left with.

    Of course he'll never admit that, will he? What matters to him is he won, and his ego was fed. IRL wasn't about the money - Tony George will still be rich even if it collapses. It was about his pride, to prove a point - which he did.

  • Scott+Dryden16/04/2009 at 17:18

    Of course he’ll never admit that, will he? What matters to him is he won, and his ego was fed. IRL wasn’t about the money - Tony George will still be rich even if it collapses. It was about his pride, to prove a point - which he did.

    I'm sure that he'll be left very happy on a personal level, and it could even be argued that one man gained something - if only for a short while. It's the millions of fans who used to enjoy US open wheel racing who've lost out.

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F116/04/2009 at 17:19

    Journeyer said:

    Before people freak out. I want the people at Imola to put the new track behind the current pits, and the new Tamburello, 90 dergree left, would be furthur up the track so that it lines up with the exit of Villeneuve.

    I don’t think this is possible, because of the river behind the track.

    Build a Bridge. All you really need is some steel beams and inflatable rafts.... Talk to the Italian Army, Surely their Engineering Branch could use the practice...

    Now if you really want to get fancy about then by all means build a real bridge... God, can these can be the same people who descended from the Romans and whose 2 000+ year viaducts can still be used today? Maybe a couple of foremen need to be thrown to lions or something to encourage the others?

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 17:19

    Build a Bridge. All you really need is some steel beams and inflatable rafts…. Talk to the Italian Army, Surely their Engineering Branch could use the practice…

    Now you cant have enough bridges in a race circuit

  • me16/04/2009 at 17:20

    Now you cant have enough bridges in a race circuit

    seconded ;)

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F116/04/2009 at 17:21

    #111 - Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?) said:

    Personally I want to see Imola and Montreal come back.

    Montreal - certainly, but I think I’m forgetting Imola…oh dear….

    Imola = Acque Minerale. If you have to ask, it is a shame.

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 17:22

    Build a Bridge. All you really need is some steel beams and inflatable rafts…. Talk to the Italian Army, Surely their Engineering Branch could use the practice…

    But then they'd have to adjust the pit complex and raise it as well. Given the layout of the pit area and the safety concerns, I don't think it's feasible.

    A simpler solution would simply be to move Tamburello 50 metres back so that you get yourself the needed runoff area to make it flat again.

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F116/04/2009 at 17:24

    April 16th, 2009 at 13:43 #120 - Christine said:

    Something non McLaren related: Which circuits would you like to see make a return?

    I would like Silverstone not to go, if that counts.

    Technically, Siliverstone left many times to strange places like Brands hatch or Aintree.... :P

  • me16/04/2009 at 17:25

    damn, we missed sir jackie by a day.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 17:25

    me: 16/04/2009 at 18:25:20

    damn, we missed sir jackie by a day.

    He's on the One Show on BBC1 tonight, I believe.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 17:26

    He’s on the One Show on BBC1 tonight, I believe.

    It was last night

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 17:26

    It was last night

    Ah crap.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 17:27

    Ah crap.

    Its on iPlayer i think

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 17:28

    Its on iPlayer i think

    Good one.

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 17:30

    Evening all. Back from work and bloody nackered. Didn't get home until 1 this morning. Worth it though, yesterday was awesome, loved every minute.

    My overwhelming feelings post meet are:

    - Other than the F1 exhibit, The Science Museum is awesome.

    - Mr.C looks surprisingly like the mental image I already had of him.

    - Mrs.C is taller than I expected.

    - It really doesn't seem like 10 years since I watched Hakkinen crash the McLaren that was in the Museum.

    - All of you sidepodfolk are bloody nice people :D

    Bring on the next meetup!

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 17:32

    Those who missed Jackie Stewart on The One Show

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00jvmdp/The_One_Show_15_04_2009/

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F116/04/2009 at 17:35

    195 - norton (downunder) said:

    .......and kolvalinen is not a F1 driver

    Wow! There WAS a limit to the man's pateince, after all..... :P

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 17:38

    - Mrs.C is taller than I expected.

    Mr C always makes out I'm short, but that's only because he's comparing me to his own freakishly tall self ;)

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 17:41

    Mr C always makes out I’m short, but that’s only because he’s comparing me to his own freakishly tall self ;)

    He's even taller than me, and I'm the tallest person I know!

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 17:42

    He’s even taller than me, and I’m the tallest person I know!

    Can anyone give me a comparison?

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 17:43

    Can anyone give me a comparison?

    Like a giraffe?

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 17:43

    Like a giraffe?

    Unless he's that tall, I meant realistically

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 17:44

    Unless he’s that tall, I meant realistically

    Oh, dunno. Um, taller than Chris Evans?

  • lou16/04/2009 at 17:44

    Like a giraffe?

    haha :D

  • me16/04/2009 at 17:45

    Oh, dunno. Um, taller than Chris Evans?

    :D :D

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 17:45

    Unless he’s that tall, I meant realistically

    I'm shorter than almost everyone, it makes life easy because if I expect someone to be taller than me, they normally are :D

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F116/04/2009 at 17:45

    #267 - Christine said:

    Can anyone give me a comparison?

    Like a giraffe?

    Great, now I have an image of a normally propportioned man with a ten foot neck....

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 17:45

    Great, now I have an image of a normally propportioned man with a ten foot neck….

    Hehehe.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 17:46

    Oh, dunno. Um, taller than Chris Evans?

    So he is the Jeremy Clarkson to Amy's Richard Hammond?

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 17:46

    Great, now I have an image of a normally propportioned man with a ten foot neck….

    Bingo.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 17:46

    Great, now I have an image of a normally propportioned man with a ten foot neck….

    Your not the only one.

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 17:46

    So he is the Jeremy Clarkson to Amy’s Richard Hammond?

    Perfect.

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 17:47

    Perfect.

    I like it.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 17:47

    Game wise, there is already 1 or 2 2009 F1 mods out for rFactor/GTR2 if anyone's interested. ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 17:48

    Game wise, there is already 1 or 2 2009 F1 mods out for rFactor/GTR2 if anyone’s interested.

    But don't ask me if they're any good. My laptop couldn't run them smooth enough for me to tell you. They do look good though.

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 17:49

    So he is the Jeremy Clarkson to Amy’s Richard Hammond?

    Amy is Massa, I'm Webber and Mr.C is Justin Wilson (if anyone remembers him).

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 17:50

    Amy is Massa, I’m Webber and Mr.C is Justin Wilson (if anyone remembers him).

    Now he was tall

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 17:50

    But don’t ask me if they’re any good. My laptop couldn’t run them smooth enough for me to tell you. They do look good though.

    The F1RL 2009 mod was great until the recent patch which made the cars 10 times harder to drive.

  • Amy16/04/2009 at 17:52

    Amy is Massa, I’m Webber and Mr.C is Justin Wilson (if anyone remembers him).

    I think Massa or Heidfeld should pay me to stand next to them to make them look tall.

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F116/04/2009 at 17:52

    #282 - chris evans said:

    So he is the Jeremy Clarkson to Amy’s Richard Hammond?

    Amy is Massa, I’m Webber and Mr.C is Justin Wilson (if anyone remembers him).

    If Mr. C can not fit into a 1992 Williams, can we compare him to Nigel Mansell?

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 17:52

    The F1RL 2009 mod was great until the recent patch which made the cars 10 times harder to drive.

    I've seen some videos of the FSONE 2008 mod with the moving arms. They do look quite good. Although it doesn't look like they've figured out how to programme the arms to cross each other when you turn the wheel round a lot. Good though. Better than those I've seen before.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 17:53

    2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F1: 16/04/2009 at 18:52:36

    #282 - chris evans said:

    So he is the Jeremy Clarkson to Amy’s Richard Hammond?

    Amy is Massa, I’m Webber and Mr.C is Justin Wilson (if anyone remembers him).

    If Mr. C can not fit into a 1992 Williams, can we compare him to Nigel Mansell?

    Don't you mean a 1995 McLaren? ;)

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 17:54

    I’ve seen some videos of the FSONE 2008 mod with the moving arms. They do look quite good. Although it doesn’t look like they’ve figured out how to programme the arms to cross each other when you turn the wheel round a lot. Good though. Better than those I’ve seen before.

    Yeah, I had that mod and on some cars the arms went upside down and through the sides of the car if you turned too far. I have to have the graphics turned way down on my laptop anyway.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 17:56

    Yeah, I had that mod and on some cars the arms went upside down and through the sides of the car if you turned too far. I have to have the graphics turned way down on my laptop anyway.

    If you search the mod on Youtube and look at some recently uploaded videos, you'll see the arms are much much better.

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 18:03

    If you search the mod on Youtube and look at some recently uploaded videos, you’ll see the arms are much much better.

    The best video I've seen is rFactor vs Michael Schumacher at Monza. It can be hard to tell the two appart.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 18:03

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

    Update to McLaren's front wing.

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 18:04

    Update to McLaren’s front wing.

    FOUR planes? Interesting.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 18:05

    Looks like the front part of the wing now has 2 planes.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 18:06

    FOUR planes? Interesting.

    If you at more of those guy's videos, you get to have a look at Brawn's diffuser and some aero of the F60 and MP4-24.

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 18:06

    The best video I’ve seen is rFactor vs Michael Schumacher at Monza. It can be hard to tell the two appart.

    Found it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr5zu4bE3jw

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 18:08

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ79Fe09zWg&feature=channel

    Toyota also have an update to their front wing, with a small element extending across it a la Ferrari.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 18:09

    Just like to plug my blog

    http://thef1waffler.blogspot.com/2009/04/how-to-make-race-of-champions-better.html

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 18:10

    Heya everyone, hope all are alright. I think I just walked through Malaysia on the way home from work... huge huge rainstorm, and im just dripping from head to toe. Example..

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/dsc00590-jpg

    And myself with water just falling off me in front of my gcse art thingy... which at the moment may be a self protrait of how i look

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/dsc00589-jpg

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 18:12

    I’m shorter than almost everyone, it makes life easy because if I expect someone to be taller than me, they normally are

    Oh snap.

    Usually I *like* being my height. Except that I'm too short these days for any interesting driving days (once upon a time there were no height limits and I didn't get around to going anywhere... when I did have the cash I discovered that everywhere I look at set a 5'2" minimum :-( except on 'childrens day' and I'm too old apparently..... )

    Nope Christine = tall in my book... :-)

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 18:12
  • Christine16/04/2009 at 18:13

    Heya everyone, hope all are alright. I think I just walked through Malaysia on the way home from work… huge huge rainstorm, and im just dripping from head to toe. Example..

    Did you get on the wrong train? :)

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 18:16

    Did you get on the wrong train? :)

    it may be possible. :(

  • Dan Brunell16/04/2009 at 18:16

    Unless he’s that tall, I meant realistically

    Some say his day job is being a spokesperson for a certain veggie company.

  • lou16/04/2009 at 18:17

    Heya everyone, hope all are alright. I think I just walked through Malaysia on the way home from work… huge huge rainstorm, and im just dripping from head to toe. Example..

    wow. that is wet.

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 18:17

    And myself with water just falling off me in front of my gcse art thingy… which at the moment may be a self protrait of how i look

    Woh! somewhere had more rain than here (LPG is very glad that she lives at the top of the hill...)

    Makes me wonder though - what would/could be done to rain proof F1? Or is that something that shouldn't even be attempted, ever?

    Local paper arrived... according to it Red Bull has a diffuser 'ready to go by Europe'. Impressive reporting considering that they went to press before yesterday afternoon. Or was the decision actually made 24 hours earlier and simply embargoed? (which suggests that the team actually talk to the local paper - they may be the only ones who do....)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 18:18

    Heya everyone, hope all are alright. I think I just walked through Malaysia on the way home from work… huge huge rainstorm, and im just dripping from head to toe. Example..

    That is what I call rain. Though I do like to walk in it cos I'm a bit mad

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 18:19

    Some say his day job is being a spokesperson for a certain veggie company.

    Me or me?

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 18:19

    That is what I call rain. Though I do like to walk in it cos I’m a bit mad

    I like the rain! I really do. But that was no rain. That was the downpour mother of all downpours, yeesh

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 18:19

    Me or me?

    Your is younger brother

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 18:20

    Your is younger brother

    My head hurts......

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 18:21

    Was watching on JTV when I saw this stream along:

    "the jury has reached a decision on 2 of the 7 charges against Helio. The judge won't release the verdict or jury as he wants them to decide on the other 5"

  • Dan Brunell16/04/2009 at 18:24

    “the jury has reached a decision on 2 of the 7 charges against Helio. The judge won’t release the verdict or jury as he wants them to decide on the other 5?

    Hélio Castroneves.. (head shake.) See, F1 isn't the only racing series that gets the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 18:24

    Makes me wonder though - what would/could be done to rain proof F1? Or is that something that shouldn’t even be attempted, ever?

    No point in rain-proofing F1. it's what separates the men from the boys, to be honest.

    Local paper arrived… according to it Red Bull has a diffuser ‘ready to go by Europe’. Impressive reporting considering that they went to press before yesterday afternoon. Or was the decision actually made 24 hours earlier and simply embargoed? (which suggests that the team actually talk to the local paper - they may be the only ones who do….)

    the thursday presscon was done in the afternoon in china, meaning it would've been morning in the UK. that should explain it.

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 18:25

    Hélio Castroneves.. (head shake.) See, F1 isn’t the only racing series that gets the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

    Actually, we were discussing earlier how much of a wreck IndyCar is now. Do read the earlier comments. ;)

  • me16/04/2009 at 18:28

    Or was the decision actually made 24 hours earlier and simply embargoed? (which suggests that the team actually talk to the local paper - they may be the only ones who do….)

    which local paper was it? because one of them carried the "webber caught in kers factory fire", exclusive too.

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 18:28

    See, F1 isn’t the only racing series that gets the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

    Come to think of it, is there any sport that doesn't hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons? The fact of the matter is, the media won't put sports news on the front page unless it was shocking, and 9 times out of 10, shocking news is negative news.

    It's sad, but it's how the media work.

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 18:29

    the thursday presscon was done in the afternoon in china, meaning it would’ve been morning in the UK. that should explain it.

    Maybe, lol... this is a local paper for local people though (the citizen for anyone who 'knows' round here)... goes to press on a tuesday/wednesday :-)

    LPG - who has just heard a nasty crack of thunder and there is now a lot of rain falling again (and I've got to go and get Andy in a bit...erk)

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 18:29

    Come to think of it, is there any sport that doesn’t hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons? The fact of the matter is, the media won’t put sports news on the front page unless it was shocking, and 9 times out of 10, shocking news is negative news.

    Bowls?

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 18:30

    The fact of the matter is, the media won’t put sports news on the front page unless it was shocking.

    Unless its massive, case, Alan Shearer taking over manager duties at Newcastle, front, back and middle pages

  • LadySnowcat16/04/2009 at 18:30

    No point in rain-proofing F1. it’s what separates the men from the boys, to be honest.

    But what about "Felipe Baby"?....

    Bless....

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 18:32

    Unless its massive, case, Alan Shearer taking over manager duties at Newcastle, front, back and middle pages

    That's your 1 out of 10 shocking non-negative news. It's the exception, not the rule.

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 18:32

    But what about “Felipe Baby”?….

    :D

  • Journeyer16/04/2009 at 18:33

    Anyhoo, off to bed. See you at FP1! ;)

    Goodness knows how I'll fit F1F, SPC, LT, and JTV on one screen. :D

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 18:34

    See ya later Mr. Journeyer

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 18:35

    But what about “Felipe Baby”?….

    Lol...

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 18:36

    Later Journeyer

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 18:36

    Anyhoo, off to bed. See you at FP1! ;)

    night good sir

  • LadySnowcat16/04/2009 at 18:37

    Just spotted from the Press Conference that Heikki lost his balls...

    Poor guy....

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 18:38

    Just spotted from the Press Conference that Heikki lost his balls…

    Poor guy….

    There goes his chances of a mini Heikki...

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 18:40

    nothing to do with F1 (it's a daily so I'm getting in today before China)...I'll be moving so Scott In Italy will be Scott in somewhere else in a few months. If someone wants to find me a job, that'd be nice :) Possibly Scott In Boston, but we'll see how the interview goes next week... bring on China!

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 18:42

    nothing to do with F1 (it’s a daily so I’m getting in today before China)…I’ll be moving so Scott In Italy will be Scott in somewhere else in a few months. If someone wants to find me a job, that’d be nice :) Possibly Scott In Boston, but we’ll see how the interview goes next week… bring on China!

    Oooooh, exciting stuff!

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 18:43

    Poor guy….

    Hmm, thing he's gotta improve his swing, needs to be more striaght, down the line, hit the light green stuff.

    nothing to do with F1 (it’s a daily so I’m getting in today before China)…I’ll be moving so Scott In Italy will be Scott in somewhere else in a few months. If someone wants to find me a job, that’d be nice :) Possibly Scott In Boston, but we’ll see how the interview goes next week… bring on China!

    Go you! Scott in China?

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 18:48

    Go you! Scott in China?

    I cannot chose a job just for an F1 race although I did come to europe to see F1 at a good time zone! I'm just hoping for a good race where I don't have to think too much about work ;)

    nice to see you parenthesis (sort of) thing making a comeback :)

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 18:49

    Oooooh, exciting stuff!

    I think I've pretty much rejected China - I think I need to live in an english language world. It's been fun, but hard, when you see a headline, and have 5% understanding and then have to wait to your near the internet to get the whole story. mind you, if i move to the US, i'll get really bad F1 coverage...decisions...

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 18:55

    Lol

    Come to the UK instead?? In spite of everything our economy has more jobs going atm than the USA, and you'd be in the 'right' timezone :-)

    Or Iceland might work for you - similar time zone, mainly English speaking, and friends there say that the worst is over economically.

    I supose it depends on what you do/want to do really?

  • me16/04/2009 at 18:56

    Come to the UK instead?? In spite of everything our economy has more jobs going atm than the USA, and you’d be in the ‘right’ timezone :-)

    we do science trips too...

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 18:58

    I supose it depends on what you do/want to do really?

    yeah good question that, one i need to figure out!

    i'm considering Ireland. would i get the red dot on the bbc up there? iceland is really expensive to live apparently, but I think I'll go where the job is - nice to explore the world...

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 18:59

    yeah good question that, one i need to figure out!

    i’m considering Ireland. would i get the red dot on the bbc up there? iceland is really expensive to live apparently, but I think I’ll go where the job is - nice to explore the world…

    What kind of job would that be of you don't mind me asking?

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 18:59

    we do science trips too…

    I was pretty jealous yesterday. I hope you learned a lot. will there be a podcast on the excursion?

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:01

    What kind of job would that be of you don’t mind me asking?

    I'm a geneticist/statistical geneticist/genetic epidemiologist. i look at the link between DNA and disease. interesting line of work, just like many careers - based on 12 month contracts..

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 19:01

    I am currently 'cooking' dinner for my girlfriend, to mark our one year anniversary (which is on sunday....)....so far....no fire. Although the resoto just stuck to the pan

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 19:01

    will there be a podcast on the excursion?

    More literally than you would think.

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:02

    I am currently ‘cooking’ dinner for my girlfriend, to mark our one year anniversary (which is on sunday….)….so far….no fire. Although the resoto just stuck to the pan

    i like the way, you'Re leaving the kitchen to write messages on here for your anniversary! is she there yet? dangerous to leave the kitchen alone, but more dangerous I'd think, to leave the girlfriend. Congrats on the anniversary :)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:02

    More literally than you would think.

    Excellent, SidepodPicnicChat?

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 19:03

    Red dot works in the republic if you are up near the NI border, or down near the se corner (there is a transmitter on Anglesey for freeview). I don't know about sat. TV though. No freeview to be had anywhere if you are over on the west coast though (so I'm told, no direct experience, lol, unless DP suddenly decides that there is something he really wants to go and get a job in in the EU office for where he is.. but that's his call, lol).

    What do you do? If that isn't too nosey, or OT for here (apols if you've said before, but sometimes I live with my head in a hole and don't take stuff in pmsl)

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 19:03

    i like the way, you’Re leaving the kitchen to write messages on here for your anniversary! is she there yet? dangerous to leave the kitchen alone, but more dangerous I’d think, to leave the girlfriend. Congrats on the anniversary :)

    Laptop in the kitchen ;) woot

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:03

    More literally than you would think.

    I did find it amusing when i saw the photos on drop io this morning. i figure we'd be getting something!

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 19:03

    Excellent, SidepodPicnicChat?

    Yes, though I prefer sideparkcast.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:04

    Yes, though I prefer sideparkcast.

    Aaah, thats a nice one.

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 19:04

    I am currently ‘cooking’ dinner for my girlfriend, to mark our one year anniversary (which is on sunday….)….so far….no fire. Although the resoto just stuck to the pan

    Mr C, can you see this?

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 19:04

    OK, so it was posted whilst I was posting. So scratch the last bit of the post....

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 19:04

    Yes, though I prefer sideparkcast.

    Brilliant!

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:04

    Yes, though I prefer sideparkcast.

    :D

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:05

    What do you do? If that isn’t too nosey, or OT for here (apols if you’ve said before, but sometimes I live with my head in a hole and don’t take stuff in pmsl)

    have a look a few comments below :) thanks for being interested.

    as for offtopic ness - yeah not sure - in summer we had almost anything goes here - i figured it was a daily and i'll shut up in 15 minutes and we get on with other random stuff :)

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 19:05

    Mr C, can you see this?

    He got you an ice cream, what more do you want? :P

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:05

    Mr C, can you see this?

    jon!!

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 19:06

    jon!!

    whooopsadooodle.

    to be fair, im getting a bit of help from her, but im still doing most of it

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 19:07

    Oooo - will have to find link.. .but there are those jobs going at the OU atm, and they are on longer contracts than a year.

    Something in Bristol at the med school as well atm, cos someone else I know is applying, but I think that that is probably for immediate postgrad/phd given the person I know. Actually - there are lots of those sorts of jobs around in the UK atm..... (there is DoH money going into projects, and then the whole Welcome trust thing going on - you could end up at Imperial and the Science museum being your 'local' rofl).

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:09

    I am currently ‘cooking’ dinner for my girlfriend, to mark our one year anniversary (which is on sunday….)….so far….no fire. Although the resoto just stuck to the pan

    Aww! It's the thought that counts :)

  • Kris16/04/2009 at 19:09

    Something in Bristol at the med school as well atm, cos someone else I know is applying, but I think that that is probably for immediate postgrad/phd given the person I know. Actually - there are lots of those sorts of jobs around in the UK atm….. (there is DoH money going into projects, and then the whole Welcome trust thing going on - you could end up at Imperial and the Science museum being your ‘local’ rofl).

    I had to go down to imperial the other week for something, I thought it was an odd place indeed... Then again the computery bit may not be the same as the medically bit

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 19:09

    Something in Bristol at the med school as well atm, cos someone else I know is applying, but I think that that is probably for immediate postgrad/phd given the person I know. Actually - there are lots of those sorts of jobs around in the UK atm….. (there is DoH money going into projects, and then the whole Welcome trust thing going on - you could end up at Imperial and the Science museum being your ‘local’ rofl).

    Really .. I've not seen any :(

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 19:09

    Risotto needs constant stirring and adding the stock a little at a time... sticking is 'not good' unless its crispy cheesy bits... (Locatelli is worth a read on such matters, lol).

    Although I'm probably resorting to something in a tin today, or I will have to wash up the past mumblemumble days worth including a chocolate cake batter covered bowl.......

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 19:11

    What do you do? If that isn’t too nosey, or OT for here (apols if you’ve said before, but sometimes I live with my head in a hole and don’t take stuff in pmsl)

    You possibly know about http://www.jobs.ac.uk for academic jobs in the UK?

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:11

    Sit rep on my laptop - got Skype, Spotify and Live Messenger and FF3 all installed. Pretty much the essentials for me :D

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 19:11

    Although I’m probably resorting to something in a tin today, or I will have to wash up the past mumblemumble days worth including a chocolate cake batter covered bowl…….

    Mmmmmm, could go for some more of that right now!

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:11

    Sit rep on my laptop - got Skype, Spotify and Live Messenger and FF3 all installed. Pretty much the essentials for me :D

    Desktop Doohickey?

  • Kris16/04/2009 at 19:12

    Really .. I’ve not seen any :(

    purplegoth looks spot on... a quick glance at jobs.ac.uk seems to show quite a few jobs going round at bristol uni and university of western england (never heard of it either)

  • Kris16/04/2009 at 19:13

    ...and jackie beat me to the namedrop, *and* she bothered to link it

    purplegoth looks spot on… a quick glance at jobs.ac.uk seems to show quite a few jobs going round at bristol uni and university of western england (never heard of it either)

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 19:13

    purplegoth looks spot on… a quick glance at jobs.ac.uk seems to show quite a few jobs going round at bristol uni and university of western england (never heard of it either)

    True depends on the field you are looking for I guess, there's very little in mine

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:13

    Something in Bristol at the med school as well atm, cos someone else I know is applying, but I think that that is probably for immediate postgrad/phd given the person I know. Actually - there are lots of those sorts of jobs around in the UK atm….. (there is DoH money going into projects, and then the whole Welcome trust thing going on - you could end up at Imperial and the Science museum being your ‘local’ rofl).

    i think i'll be applying for Imperial next week - think i saw something this morning....hmm. Bristol huh? i'll check it out? is this a similar line of work for you?

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:13

    RG - Doing it for Timo: 16/04/2009 at 20:11:55

    Sit rep on my laptop - got Skype, Spotify and Live Messenger and FF3 all installed. Pretty much the essentials for me

    Desktop Doohickey?

    Ooh good call!

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:14

    Really .. I’ve not seen any :(

    what is DoH? department of heikki?

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:14

    You possibly know about http://www.jobs.ac.uk for academic jobs in the UK?

    i do now! thanks :) i think i did 2 years ago, but i'd forgotten it.

  • Kris16/04/2009 at 19:14

    I'd work for that DoH any day

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:15

    Sit rep on my laptop - got Skype, Spotify and Live Messenger and FF3 all installed. Pretty much the essentials for me :D

    set live timing password up :)

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 19:15

    There's also http://www.phdjobs.com/ though I've not found that useful

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:16

    set live timing password up

    Ah yes, for the official F1 site. Will have to see if BBC's live monitor thing is working for practice tomorrow too. Or is it only for the race?

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 19:16

    Really .. I’ve not seen any

    Is this you as well then?

    Maybe I just read the forums where genetic-types congregate (one or two places with silly number of cambridge or similar lab based people post to while away the time whilst stuff grows in little dishes of jelly, or titrates...)... Bristol-applying chap is a bacterialogical specialist apparently - todays post elsewhere from him is all about finding something interesting at the back of a humidicupboard in the Vet school and how the whole lab had to don protective stuff to save some as a sample because it was too interesting to just sterilise everything as they could never leave whatever it was to grow that long on purpose under H&S)

    The imperial/welcome jobs I saw advertised (think it was on a forum somewhere though - probably worth a search on the welcome website though) were in the Human genome project. I don't understand enough on the subject to understand more of the ad than the bit about having a PhD plus professional publication (that I do understand cos one day I may do the former, already have the latter :-) albeit only an extract in something 16 years ago when I was too young/green to appreciate it

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:17

    There’s also http://www.phdjobs.com/ though I’ve not found that useful

    also http://www.findapostdoc.com/ but i haven't spent much time looking - really been looking at naturejobs.com for a bout a week and got one interview from 4 applications so I'm pretty content, but need to go crazy on the weekend and start looking in more places.

    thanks for all your input :) much appreciated :)

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 19:17

    Is this you as well then?

    Different field unfortunately, mine's Neuroscience

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:18

    my china preview

    the chinese grand prix has come around way too soon. it rarely provides compelling racing and having to suffer the land of the sinking track, twice in six months is just not on.

    that said, we're still looking for something of a more 'normal' race in '09, to better gauge the relative positions of the field and maybe the massive undulating asphalt will provide the answers we crave this weekend.

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:19

    The imperial/welcome jobs I saw advertised (think it was on a forum somewhere though - probably worth a search on the welcome website though) were in the Human genome project. I don’t understand enough on the subject to understand more of the ad than the bit about having a PhD plus professional publication (that I do understand cos one day I may do the former, already have the latter :-) albeit only an extract in something 16 years ago when I was too young/green to appreciate it

    I'll check it out. i do have a profession publication...I'm famous amongst at least 7 people in the world.

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:19

    Different field unfortunately, mine’s Neuroscience

    nice to see some fellow science "boffins" in here :)

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:20

    that said, we’re still looking for something of a more ‘normal’ race in ‘09, to better gauge the relative positions of the field and maybe the massive undulating asphalt will provide the answers we crave this weekend.

    This bit sounds too much like Ronspeak :D

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:20

    my china preview

    the chinese grand prix has come around way too soon. it rarely provides compelling racing and having to suffer the land of the sinking track, twice in six months is just not on.

    that said, we’re still looking for something of a more ‘normal’ race in ‘09, to better gauge the relative positions of the field and maybe the massive undulating asphalt will provide the answers we crave this weekend.

    was i too off topic ? :)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:20

    my china preview

    the chinese grand prix has come around way too soon. it rarely provides compelling racing and having to suffer the land of the sinking track, twice in six months is just not on.

    Its better to get it out of the way

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:20

    BTW, where can I download the desktop doohickey? Link? :)

  • lou16/04/2009 at 19:21

    i go and have dinner and come back to 72 comments!

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:21

    This bit sounds too much like Ronspeak :D

    :D

    who hasn't been featured in f1 digest this year, and which newbie's arm can we twist to write a couple of paragraphs?

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:21

    who hasn’t been featured in f1 digest this year, and which newbie’s arm can we twist to write a couple of paragraphs?

    I dont think lou has

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:21

    me: 16/04/2009 at 20:21:12

    This bit sounds too much like Ronspeak

    who hasn’t been featured in f1 digest this year, and which newbie’s arm can we twist to write a couple of paragraphs?

    Amy?

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 19:22

    i go and have dinner and come back to 72 comments!

    i cant keep up tonight with all the comments!

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:22

    was i too off topic ? :)

    nope. the daily post is designed for going off topic.

    christine's doing f1 digest, and i had something to add. i could tell her direct of course but i want to join in like everyone else ;)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:22

    christine’s doing f1 digest, and i had something to add. i could tell her direct of course but i want to join in like everyone else ;)

    And give it a bit of a plug

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 19:23

    Oh////

    Nope, my background is Antropology/NVC/(magic, virtual community structures as specifics) (for academics) and stuff around journalism/broadcasting/things with words in/autonomous education (for real life, lol). And a hefty reading habit...

    West of England is much maligned (formerly Bristol Polytechnic) but has a hefty clutch of 3 and 4 star departments, particularly in Arts/Media/Cultural, Psych and Nursing and Computing/AI.

    But I'm biased cos I went there (as UWE by then, spent 3 years at Bower Ashton stuck with the arts students cos that is where they built the studios, constantly having to run to St Matts and Coldharbour when I needed the library or the computers)... Andy was at Coldharbour when it was the poly... Just don't ask, OK...

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:23

    And give it a bit of a plug

    that too. but primarily 'cause i like not being in the podcast, but just joining in with the fun.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:23

    Ahem, a Desktop Doohickey download link please? :)

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 19:23

    who hasn’t been featured in f1 digest this year, and which newbie’s arm can we twist to write a couple of paragraphs?

    Go on, I'll write a couple

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:24

    nope. the daily post is designed for going off topic.

    that's what i thought :) but shouldn't you be cooking dinner ? :)

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:24

    Amy?

    if amy is still awake, we're going to have to call a doctor.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:24

    Ahem, a Desktop Doohickey download link please? :)

    Its somewhere, Mr C will know

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:24

    that’s what i thought :) but shouldn’t you be cooking dinner ? :)

    !!!!

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 19:24

    that’s what i thought :) but shouldn’t you be cooking dinner ? :)

    :D

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:24

    me: 16/04/2009 at 20:24:11

    Amy?

    if amy is still awake, we’re going to have to call a doctor.

    Oh yeah, I forgot. She's in Australia.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:24

    if amy is still awake, we’re going to have to call a doctor.

    I don't think she could see Federer geat beat at 2am

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:25

    Ahem, a Desktop Doohickey download link please? :)

    soz:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/desktop/sidepodcastdesktop.air

  • LadySnowcat16/04/2009 at 19:25

    Its better to get it out of the way

    On that basis Valencia should come first...

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 19:25

    Mr C, can you see this?

    Food poisoning for table 1... ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:25

    that’s what i thought but shouldn’t you be cooking dinner ?

    Mr C's brain: "coo...king? what is this cooking you speak of?"

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 19:25
  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:25

    Just don’t ask, OK…

    Never again :)

    when I needed the library or the computers

    if it's not on computer, it's not worth getting. words that got me through a phd.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:25
  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:26

    Mr C’s brain: “coo…king? what is this cooking you speak of?”

    Can you disguise McDonalds for your own food?

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:26

    Where do I save it?

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:26

    that’s what i thought :) but shouldn’t you be cooking dinner ? :)

    i love what you guys do with this place, but i just couldn't resist stirring up trouble...

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:26

    *hugs DD*

    *hugs LCLT*

    cos its needin some love

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:26

    Where do I save it?

    desktop :)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:27

    Where do I save it?

    Program Files probably

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:27

    Can you disguise McDonalds for your own food?

    Reminds me of the Simpsons episode where Principal Skinner tried to pass Krusty Burgers for his own cooking and calling them Steamed Hams :D

  • lou16/04/2009 at 19:27

    I dont think lou has

    i have been once.. when Jenson won ;) but tbh i don't have much to say about China... erm.... i hope it doesn't rain?...

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:27

    desktop :)

    !!!

    sorry dumb question, but what is this desktop thingy we'Re talking about? i know i have drifted around for the last few months, but..

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 19:28

    i have been once.. when Jenson won ;) but tbh i don’t have much to say about China… erm…. i hope it doesn’t rain?…

    Perfect :)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:28

    i have been once.. when Jenson won ;) but tbh i don’t have much to say about China… erm…. i hope it doesn’t rain?…

    Your not going to like the BBC weather forecast

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/1713

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 19:29

    !!!

    sorry dumb question, but what is this desktop thingy we’Re talking about? i know i have drifted around for the last few months, but..

    it is quite simple the greatest thing ever made. einstein? that guy had nothing on the desktop doohickey.

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:29

    Your not going to like the BBC weather forecast

    i do like a bit of rain. the key word here is BIT.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:29

    Erm...I've put the doohickey file on the desktop. Now what? :P

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:30

    Erm…I’ve put the doohickey file on the desktop. Now what? :P

    Open it

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:30

    Open it

    With what program?

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 19:30

    With what program?

    adobe air

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:30

    With what program?

    Desktop Doohickey, just double click on it

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:31

    Open it

    With what program?

    ahhh. we may have forgotten to mention the bit about adobe air!

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:31

    ahhh. we may have forgotten to mention the bit about adobe air!

    Do we have a page on the wiki about it?

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 19:31

    ahhh. we may have forgotten to mention the bit about adobe air!

    I will write some step by steps for the wiki shortly.

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:32

    Do we have a page on the wiki about it?

    we may need one. although in theory DD doesn't exist yet. just for those in the know.

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 19:32

    Open it

    If you can't get it working on vista reboot your computer, that worked for me

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:32

    ahhh. we may have forgotten to mention the bit about adobe air!

    scott, you'll need this too:

    http://get.adobe.com/air/

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:32

    just for those in the know.

    rules me out :)

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:33

    rules me out :)

    nudge, nudge.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:33

    scott, you’ll need this too:

    http://get.adobe.com/air/

    Already on it sir :P

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:33

    nudge, nudge.

    are you getting me back for the cooking comments ? :)

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:34

    are you getting me back for the cooking comments ? :)

    not yet...

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:35

    not yet…

    great :( you're just warning up, huh.

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:35

    dank's putting more money down.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:36

    me: 16/04/2009 at 20:35:23

    dank’s putting more money down.

    Betting his way to Spa, eh? Novel way of doing it, I suppose.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:38

    SPC Desktop doohickey is up and running! :D

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:38

    SPC Desktop doohickey is up and running! :D

    w00t!

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 19:39

    w00t!

    LOL I thought you wanted to promote lclt?

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:39

    LOL I thought you wanted to promote lclt?

    damnit :(

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:39

    LOL I thought you wanted to promote lclt?

    desktop lclt has to be next

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 19:40

    desktop lclt has to be next

    *run*

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 19:40

    I for one look forward to the official desktop doohickey....if there is gonna be a proper final one. i'm it's biggest fan!

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:41

    desktop lclt has to be next

    *run*

    wise... very wise.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:41

    wise… very wise.

    What's wrong with that...

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:41

    It's going onto the list isn't it? :D

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:42

    I for one look forward to the official desktop doohickey….if there is gonna be a proper final one. i’m it’s biggest fan!

    there will be. christine basically tweeted earlier that she also wants it to feature a live video player!

  • lou16/04/2009 at 19:42

    *run*

    you wont out run Mr C ;)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:42

    there will be. christine basically tweeted earlier that she also wants it to feature a live video player!

    The Sidepodcast equivelant of msn

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:42

    there will be. christine basically tweeted earlier that she also wants it to feature a live video player!

    Then all of Lukeh's wildest dreams will come true!

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 19:42

    Evening everyone. Just got in the door from the station. What an excellent couple of days!

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 19:43

    China preview

    Are we back already? Better to get it out of the way now I suppose. I don't expect much from the racing, but it will be interesting to see how the teams with new diffusers get on. I still think we will see the Brawns and Toyotas at the front and the Ferraris near the back.

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:43

    you wont out run Mr C ;)

    :D :D

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:43

    Evening everyone. Just got in the door from the station. What an excellent couple of days!

    hi pat :)

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 19:43

    Then all of Lukeh’s wildest dreams will come true!

    mr c already knows what would make the dd perfect for my dreams ;)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:44

    you wont out run Mr C ;)

    I really have no idea what your on about now

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 19:44

    you wont out run Mr C ;)

    Ah but he's got to find me first :D

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 19:44

    you wont out run Mr C ;)

    sidepodracearoundhydepark?

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 19:45

    I really have no idea what your on about now

    It's cause Mr C was running after LPG and Andy's son yesterday

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:46

    It’s cause Mr C was running after LPG and Andy’s son yesterday

    Ahhh, so where did the original *run* come from after my desktop lclt comment?

  • me16/04/2009 at 19:47

    Ahhh, so where did the original *run* come from after my desktop lclt comment?

    cause i really have a long enough list as it is. as much as we appreciate new ideas n'all.

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 19:47

    Ahhh, so where did the original *run* come from after my desktop lclt comment?

    I said run in response to your desktop Lclt comment

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:47

    cause i really have a long enough list as it is. as much as we appreciate new ideas n’all.

    I'm up to date now. Carry on.

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 19:48

    I upped my Grid time to the wiki a few days ago. You'll notice a significant different between 3rd and 4th place :D

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/GRID+Laptime+challenge

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 19:48

    *stunned*

    I come back to find former IndyCar driver and current Indy Lights team owner Bryan Herta is following me on Twitter.

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 19:48

    I’m up to date now. Carry on.

    regardless?

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 19:49

    *stunned*

    I come back to find former IndyCar driver and current Indy Lights team owner Bryan Herta is following me on Twitter.

    I'm impressed (I think :D )

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:49

    regardless?

    Don't worry, I'm now on a flight to Russia

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 19:49

    I’m impressed (I think :D )

    Heh :-)

    On further reading I have a feeling it could be his team's PR people, but I'm still floored.

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 19:50

    I upped my Grid time to the wiki a few days ago. You’ll notice a significant different between 3rd and 4th place :D

    In the words of James May, oh cock.

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:50

    *stunned*

    I come back to find former IndyCar driver and current Indy Lights team owner Bryan Herta is following me on Twitter.

    that's cool!

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 19:51

    I'm gonna make a cuppa then try and catch up on all the goings on.

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 19:51

    I’m gonna make a cuppa then try and catch up on all the goings on.

    good luck with that, betcha there will be another 50 comments meantime

  • toxicfusion16/04/2009 at 19:52

    This will probably sound like a dumb questions, but I was wondering do the marshalls get to keep the parts, like actually wings, after they have come off a car?

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 19:52

    good luck with that, betcha there will be another 50 comments meantime

    Has it really been that busy? I haven't even checked yet.

  • Dom16/04/2009 at 19:52

    I upped my Grid time to the wiki a few days ago. You’ll notice a significant different between 3rd and 4th place :D

    Ooh, I should do a lap...

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:53

    This will probably sound like a dumb questions, but I was wondering do the marshalls get to keep the parts, like actually wings, after they have come off a car?

    When I was at croft, i was talking to marshalls as they said that the big parts like wings go back to the team to examine, but the smaller parts can be kept

  • Dom16/04/2009 at 19:53

    Has it really been that busy? I haven’t even checked yet.

    I wasn't away for very long, and had 66 comments to catch up on...

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 19:53

    BTW I recruited another follower. Comment from mi'blog:

    "Jealous! About both the London Science Museum and the Sidpodcast meetup! You got me well and truly (or is that well and Trulli?) hooked on their stuff a month or two ago, so I'm definitely more than a little jealous about being able to meet up with a bunch of like-minded F1 fans."

  • lou16/04/2009 at 19:54

    :o.... Dad just walked in and asked me if i still wanted a car, after 6 months of waiting for driving lessons i kinda shrugged and nodded and turned back to the comments. he then replied 'So you don't want the car i'm buying for you then?'.... apparently he is trying to sort out the insurance tomorrow... *is shocked* i may actually get to learn to drive soon.... yay!

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:54

    Ha! I am still fastest! :D

    Roll on the Codemasters F1 game. Then you are all truly getting owned.

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 19:54

    So whos already put carbon fiber stairs on their christmas list?

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 19:55

    Ha! I am still fastest! :D

    I haven't tried to beat it yet ;) I have a nice long day off tomorrow!

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 19:55

    Roll on the Codemasters F1 game. Then you are all truly getting owned.

    Considering most people here are likely to get it, who knows.

    Plus I'll own the PSP league of it.

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 19:56

    :o…. Dad just walked in and asked me if i still wanted a car, after 6 months of waiting for driving lessons i kinda shrugged and nodded and turned back to the comments. he then replied ‘So you don’t want the car i’m buying for you then?’…. apparently he is trying to sort out the insurance tomorrow… *is shocked* i may actually get to learn to drive soon…. yay!

    that's awesome. i hope it's not a ferrari. they're slow and they smoke like you need a new muffler.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:56

    I haven’t tried to beat it yet I have a nice long day off tomorrow!

    You've got 4 tenths to find, Brawn Boy! ;)

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 19:56

    So whos already put carbon fiber stairs on their christmas list?

    Erm, nope .. that totally underwhelmed me I'm afraid. The sticky back aluminium that Bassano had was much cooler

  • lou16/04/2009 at 19:56

    So whos already put carbon fiber stairs on their christmas list?

    i was thinking about the Wellington boots tbh but now you've reminded me of the stairs i'll be putting them on top of my list ;)

  • chris evans16/04/2009 at 19:57

    Roll on the Codemasters F1 game. Then you are all truly getting owned.

    We need to do full grid races on that. Can't wait. Still no news on it, keeping my ear to the ground though.

  • Dan Brunell16/04/2009 at 19:57

    I’m a geneticist/statistical geneticist/genetic epidemiologist. i look at the link between DNA and disease. interesting line of work, just like many careers - based on 12 month contracts..

    The Fred Hutchenson Cancer Research Center and the companies that surround it like Amgen in Seattle are always hiring in those fields. I don't think you would want to put up with the 5:00-7:00 AM start times for F1 though.

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 19:58

    i was thinking about the Wellington boots tbh but now you’ve reminded me of the stairs i’ll be putting them on top of my list ;)

    I dunno actually, if someone can paint the carbon fibre stairs white, I'll get them, the wellies and the Ron Dennis Cryogenics Pod and be dreaming of a white christmas :D

  • lou16/04/2009 at 19:58

    that’s awesome. i hope it’s not a ferrari. they’re slow and they smoke like you need a new muffler.

    hehe :D

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 19:58

    :o…. Dad just walked in and asked me if i still wanted a car, after 6 months of waiting for driving lessons i kinda shrugged and nodded and turned back to the comments. he then replied ‘So you don’t want the car i’m buying for you then?’…. apparently he is trying to sort out the insurance tomorrow… *is shocked* i may actually get to learn to drive soon…. yay!

    Brilliant :D I hope he won't choke at the cost of insuring it

  • toxicfusion16/04/2009 at 19:58

    Ah cool. Thanks :)

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 19:58

    that’s awesome. i hope it’s not a ferrari. they’re slow and they smoke like you need a new muffler.

    And that's just the tyres after you've finished doing burnouts.

  • lou16/04/2009 at 19:59

    Brilliant :D I hope he won’t choke at the cost of insuring it

    haha :) i think he is prepared for the cost of it... but never the less i'll be keeping out of his way tomorrow (he may be slightly grumpy ;) )

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 20:00

    :o…. Dad just walked in and asked me if i still wanted a car, after 6 months of waiting for driving lessons i kinda shrugged and nodded and turned back to the comments. he then replied ‘So you don’t want the car i’m buying for you then?’…. apparently he is trying to sort out the insurance tomorrow… *is shocked* i may actually get to learn to drive soon…. yay!

    oooh fantastic, that's great news considering how long you've been talking about it :)

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 20:00

    The Fred Hutchenson Cancer Research Center and the companies that surround it like Amgen in Seattle are always hiring in those fields. I don’t think you would want to put up with the 5:00-7:00 AM start times for F1 though.

    Thanks Dan. They're vaguely on the list of places to look at :) i used to work with some of their data. hmm. west coast. not good for f1...

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 20:00

    haha :) i think he is prepared for the cost of it… but never the less i’ll be keeping out of his way tomorrow (he may be slightly grumpy ;) )

    My daughter wanted me to add her to my insurance .. the 1200 pounds made it easy to say NO

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:02

    Ooh, I should do a lap…

    Damn right you should. What format do you have it on?

    Chris, who's next for choosing category and track?

  • Dan Brunell16/04/2009 at 20:02

    haha i think he is prepared for the cost of it… but never the less i’ll be keeping out of his way tomorrow (he may be slightly grumpy )

    You know you are an F1 fan when you go to an auto dealership, take a test drive, and then ask the dealership to increase the tension in the torsion bar, shorten 5th gear a little bit, and to bring the bring down the dampers several hundred newtons.

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 20:04

    My daughter wanted me to add her to my insurance .. the 1200 pounds made it easy to say NO

    :)

  • me16/04/2009 at 20:04

    for all those who couldn't be present. the sidepodpicnic/sidepodpark conversation in full:

    the plan is to put this out as an edited podcast asap. we'll keep you posted. in the meantime, enjoy!

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 20:05

    for all those who couldn’t be present. the sidepodpicnic/sidepodpark conversation in full:

    I'm watching way too much football to listen right now, but cheers for it anyway ;)

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 20:06

    for all those who couldn’t be present. the sidepodpicnic/sidepodpark conversation in full:

    ooh fantastic :)

  • Christine16/04/2009 at 20:06

    ooh fantastic :)

    You were there!

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:06

    for all those who couldn’t be present. the sidepodpicnic/sidepodpark conversation in full:

    Awesome :D

  • me16/04/2009 at 20:06

    loving all the ace pics in drop.io. thank you everyone.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:07

    Alex says "Erm" a lot :D

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 20:08

    Alex says “Erm” a lot :D

    I either do that or say very little.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:08

    Aww, the little girl is sweeeeeet! :D

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 20:09

    I either do that or say very little.

    No that was me. No Me but me.

  • Dan Brunell16/04/2009 at 20:11

    for all those who couldn’t be present. the sidepodpicnic/sidepodpark conversation in full:

    After looking at the photos from the trip, I think this whole sidepodreligion thing has some merit. The photo of Christine talking with everyone sitting around her listening looked vaugely familar.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:11

    Vettel's the nearly man of the field this season. He gets into a great position, but nearly makes it to the end.

  • me16/04/2009 at 20:11

    After looking at the photos from the trip, I think this whole sidepodreligion thing has some merit. The photo of Christine talking with everyone sitting around her listening looked vaugely familar.

    :D

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 20:12

    After looking at the photos from the trip, I think this whole sidepodreligion thing has some merit. The photo of Christine talking with everyone sitting around her listening looked vaugely familar.

    Genius, just geniusly true

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 20:12

    After looking at the photos from the trip, I think this whole sidepodreligion thing has some merit. The photo of Christine talking with everyone sitting around her listening looked vaugely familar.

    !!

  • Dom16/04/2009 at 20:12

    Damn right you should. What format do you have it on?

    PS3.

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:13

    PS3.

    Was asking incase you had it on 360 for XBL, nevermind :P Fire away with the lap times. If you even beat Luke, I'll be amazed.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:15

    Why were people saying Toyota to copy the diffuser? They already have one!

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:15

    Interesting no-one said BMW.

  • Chris16/04/2009 at 20:17

    Evening all. Just got back from a placement interview and first thing I see is the unedited sidepodpicnic. Yay!

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:18

    Wow, nice thinking on McLaren Gavin.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:19

    "I LIKE HIS CAR!" Cuuuuuuuuuuute! :D

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 20:19

    Awww the Mclaren answer from LPG and andy's daughter was so so cute even listening back for a second time (obviously) :)

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 20:19

    Evening all. Just got back from a placement interview and first thing I see is the unedited sidepodpicnic. Yay!

    how did it go?

  • me16/04/2009 at 20:19

    daily post's over 'ere.

    *waves frantically*

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 20:20

    *waves frantically*

    oops... sorry :(

  • me16/04/2009 at 20:21

    oops… sorry :(

    :)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 20:21

    “I LIKE HIS CAR!” Cuuuuuuuuuuute! :D

    Just a pity its not very good.

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:21

    Valencia got on last year though, even with the seeming dislike of Europe from Bernie.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:22

    Mr C likes to talk very fast :D

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 20:22

    Valencia got on last year though, even with the seeming dislike of Europe from Bernie.

    We can disguise the Algarve as an Asian track, fool him with a night flight the equivelent of Qatar

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 20:22

    Valencia got on last year though, even with the seeming dislike of Europe from Bernie.

    The cynics would argue bernie will use valencia as an excuse why europe doesn't need more races considering how boring the race was last year.

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:22

    Gavin should talk for an hour. He's an excellent speaker, love hearing from him.

  • me16/04/2009 at 20:23

    Gavin should talk for an hour. He’s an excellent speaker, love hearing from him.

    you shoulda been in the pub!

  • Steven Roy16/04/2009 at 20:25

    Why thank you. Just for you - I’ve found a copy of the short film c’etait un rendez-vous online.

    I bet you don't know what kind of car the camera was really attached to

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 20:25

    you shoulda been in the pub!

    Ha!

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:25

    I'd say Ferrari with the diffuser. BMW a not-to-distant 2nd.

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 20:25

    By the way, guess what I found in Regent Street today

  • Dom16/04/2009 at 20:26

    Grrr... I keep getting the first corner wrong...

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:26

    I bet you don’t know what kind of car the camera was really attached to

    Wasn't it the director's Mercedes?

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 20:26

    Time to try and beat Scott on grid :)

  • me16/04/2009 at 20:26

    By the way, guess what I found in Regent Street today

    apple store?

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:26

    Grrr… I keep getting the first corner wrong…

    I get every corner wrong with F3 cars tbh. :P

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:27

    I think Red Bull won't be great with the diffuser. Having to do such a big redesign will hurt them.

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 20:27

    apple store?

    I saw that but I don't have any Apple things.

    No - I found a shop called Pole Position selling F1 gear. I arrived 15 minutes after their first shipment of BrawnGP gear. There were 6 hats left when I got there. I bought one.

  • Chris16/04/2009 at 20:27

    daily post’s over ‘ere.

    Sorry!

    how did it go?

    Not bad. I don't think I messed up at all. Just need to see how the others did!

  • me16/04/2009 at 20:28

    There were 6 hats left when I got there. I bought one.

    wow. we may need a pic of that :)

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 20:28

    The guy ahead of me bought one and got on the phone to find out how many he should reserve for others (not sure if it was family or mates)

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 20:28

    wow. we may need a pic of that :)

    Give my phone a sec to get some juice and I'll dropio it.

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 20:28

    I saw that but I don’t have any Apple things.

    No - I found a shop called Pole Position selling F1 gear. I arrived 15 minutes after their first shipment of BrawnGP gear. There were 6 hats left when I got there. I bought one.

    soooo not jealous. :(

    Although im happy with my own self made brawn merchandise for now

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:29

    Although im happy with my own self made brawn merchandise for now

    ?

  • Chris16/04/2009 at 20:29

    Although im happy with my own self made brawn merchandise for now

    Yeah, that keyring was cool!

  • me16/04/2009 at 20:29

    Not bad. I don’t think I messed up at all. Just need to see how the others did!

    when will you find out?

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 20:29

    ?

    brawn keyrings :D

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 20:29

    The shop assistants were astonished at how quickly they were flying out. They hadn't had time to put price labels on them. The polo shirts were going too but I'd spent money on DVDs already by then so thought I had to restrict myself to the Brawn and Aston Martin hats.

  • Steven Roy16/04/2009 at 20:30

    Clement Freud died… *stick on some Just a Minute shows*

    :( He must have been about 90

  • Chris16/04/2009 at 20:30

    when will you find out?

    "Next week some time" They always say that. Still waiting on one of them...

  • lou16/04/2009 at 20:31

    I saw that but I don’t have any Apple things.

    No - I found a shop called Pole Position selling F1 gear. I arrived 15 minutes after their first shipment of BrawnGP gear. There were 6 hats left when I got there. I bought one.

    wow! awesome stuff

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 20:31

    Evening Steven

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:31

    The shop assistants were astonished at how quickly they were flying out. They hadn’t had time to put price labels on them. The polo shirts were going too but I’d spent money on DVDs already by then so thought I had to restrict myself to the Brawn and Aston Martin hats.

    Which shop is this you speak of?

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:31

    Is Chris Evans around?

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 20:31

    BrawnGP merch news:

    Shop assistant confirmed they had a meeting with Henri Lloyd rep yesterday and the Brawn stuff will not be substantially changing to reflect Virgin sponsorship. It'll remain focussed on the Brawn name.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 20:32

    I saw that but I don’t have any Apple things.

    No - I found a shop called Pole Position selling F1 gear. I arrived 15 minutes after their first shipment of BrawnGP gear. There were 6 hats left when I got there. I bought one.

    I heard about that place from a mate, didn't get to go sadly :(

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:32

    You know, there's a shop in Chapelfield in Norwich that sells Henri Lloyd. Do you think they might stock some Brawn gear? :D

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 20:32

    Which shop is this you speak of?

    If you enter Regent Street from Picadilly it is on your right.

    I knew it was there because I told Gavin about it yesterday, but I had never found it before.

  • lou16/04/2009 at 20:33

    BrawnGP merch news:

    Shop assistant confirmed they had a meeting with Henri Lloyd rep yesterday and the Brawn stuff will not be substantially changing to reflect Virgin sponsorship. It’ll remain focussed on the Brawn name.

    yay! :D

  • lou16/04/2009 at 20:33

    Although im happy with my own self made brawn merchandise for now

    hehe :D so am i :)

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 20:34

    http://www.poleposition.com/

    It has the same branding as DC's grooming products so I'm sure they are connected somehow.

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 20:35

    hehe :D so am i :)

    I showed my rubens one today to my boss and he replied 'doesn't he drive for ferrari?' This is the same guy that questioned whether nigel mansell was still driving so I wasn't surprised. ;)

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 20:35

    So I was able to provide that news but I kicked myself heavily on the tube back to Waterloo for not mentioning SPC. I'm not good 'on the fly'.

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:35

    Done my Fantasy Racers team:

    Alonso

    Nakajima

    Webber

    Kubica

    Bourdais

    Buemi

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:36

    Oh yeah, league number and password for the Sidepodcast league?

  • me16/04/2009 at 20:37

    Oh yeah, league number and password for the Sidepodcast league?

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/01/03/fantasy-racing-2009/

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 20:37

    Ah. It looks like all my photos appeared in dropio with some automated message from Orange as a comment. Sorry about that.

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:38

    Thanks, joined.

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 20:38

    My daughter wanted me to add her to my insurance .. the 1200 pounds made it easy to say NO

    OUCH!

    Still - performance car at age 30 - £297 fully comp. :D

  • me16/04/2009 at 20:38

    Ah. It looks like all my photos appeared in dropio with some automated message from Orange as a comment. Sorry about that.

    that's cool. all orange users do the same :)

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 20:39

    By the way, guess what I found in Regent Street today

    Ferrari tat store

  • Jon Waldock16/04/2009 at 20:39

    My daughter wanted me to add her to my insurance .. the 1200 pounds made it easy to say NO

    pah, thats nothing, i would be £1800 to my mums car, boo

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 20:40

    I just had a bad lap where i went wide on the hairpin and neaerly slid out on the last corner yet it was 1:24.96... cmon you silly car!

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:40

    What I don't get is why Hamilton is still some £12m on FR. Shouldn't that be much lower?

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 20:40

    Still - performance car at age 30 - £297 fully comp. :D

    Guess it depends a ot on where you live .. 75% no claim discount and I'm $430 for a Mazda 323 1400 cc

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:40

    I just had a bad lap where i went wide on the hairpin and neaerly slid out on the last corner yet it was 1:24.96… cmon you silly car!

    Oh the pressure :D

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 20:40

    Ferrari tat store

    Yes that too. I took a look because Gavin told me there was an F1 in there. There was. I left before I got infected with Tifosidom.

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 20:40

    that should be pounds not dollars

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 20:41

    Yes that too. I took a look because Gavin told me there was an F1 in there. There was. I left before I got infected with Tifosidom.

    An F1 CAR

  • Dom16/04/2009 at 20:41

    I just had a bad lap where i went wide on the hairpin and neaerly slid out on the last corner yet it was 1:24.96… cmon you silly car!

    I've started crashing lots...

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:41

    What I don’t get is why Hamilton is still some £12m on FR. Shouldn’t that be much lower?

    He's still the reigning world champion, so it should only be £9M at least.

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 20:41

    What I don’t get is why Hamilton is still some £12m on FR. Shouldn’t that be much lower?

    they must be trying to "mislead" you ;)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 20:42

    Ferrari tat store

    I was in Venice and accidently came across a Ferrari shop with the F2002 inside, considering this was in the back streets, I'm amazed how they had managed to get all the parts through without damaging cos the only access they had was a 2 person wide street.

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:42

    I’ve started crashing lots…

    I just can't get round a corner at a decent speed, always going too slow because I can't turn the damn car. Even at the last chicane, I slide on the kerbs.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:42

    My leading team, Zero Downforce, is back on page 6! :( Here's hoping Brawn and Toyota do the business this weekend again. I needs them points.

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 20:43

    I just can’t get round a corner at a decent speed, always going too slow because I can’t turn the damn car. Even at the last chicane, I slide on the kerbs.

    I'm having big problems with that chicane tonight. :(

  • Steven Roy16/04/2009 at 20:43

    Hmmm, Perhaps the walking Sage of F1, Steven Roy would know, but how was Mount Tremblant as a Race Track?

    No idea. Sorry

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 20:43

    My leading team, Zero Downforce, is back on page 6! :( Here’s hoping Brawn and Toyota do the business this weekend again. I needs them points.

    Oh be quiet. Fantasy Racers results is not worth talking about

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:44

    I wasn't aware that FR prices are based on driver popularity in-game. Maybe that explains Hamilton.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:44

    Oh be quiet. Fantasy Racers results is not worth talking about

    Why? Are you even lower down, is that it?

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 20:44

    :( He must have been about 90

    84. Such a fantastic voice and a magnificently funny person.

    Oh, and Peter Rogers. the chap responsible for all the Carry On films died on tuesday too. :(

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 20:44

    I wasn’t aware that FR prices are based on driver popularity in-game. Maybe that explains Hamilton.

    big change from last year.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 20:45

    Why? Are you even lower down, is that it?

    Yeah, just a bit, basically half your page, add three, divide by three and add eight

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 20:45

    He’s still the reigning world champion, so it should only be £9M at least.

    And he's massively outperforming the car. Cracking drives in a frankly poor car.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:46

    Yeah, just a bit, basically half your page, add three, divide by three and add eight

    10?

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:46

    And he’s massively outperforming the car. Cracking drives in a frankly poor car.

    I'd say strategy it's part just as much.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 20:47

    10?

    Did I say half your page? Double it

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 20:47

    1:23:92!!!!

  • Dom16/04/2009 at 20:47

    1:23:92!!!!

    Oh...

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:47

    Lukeh: 16/04/2009 at 21:47:13

    1:23:92!!!!

    Bugger.

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:48

    1:23:92!!!!

    How I look forward to when I'm choosing. :D

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:48

    Did I say half your page? Double it

    13 then.

  • Jackie16/04/2009 at 20:49

    Can we have a league for who's team is worth the most .. I think I'd be quite high ;)

  • Dan Brunell16/04/2009 at 20:50

    Hmmm, Perhaps the walking Sage of F1, Steven Roy would know, but how was Mount Tremblant as a Race Track?

    The track is in Canada. They help CART races there. The track is narrow, falls apart, and twisty if I remember it right.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 20:50

    13 then.

    yep, a very fun 314th.

    I could swear i was 312th before.

  • me16/04/2009 at 20:51

    I could swear i was 312th before.

    people may have joined the league ahead of you.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:51

    Damn all those 6 driver teams. Grrr.

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 20:51

    The track is in Canada. They help CART races there. The track is narrow, falls apart, and twisty if I remember it right.

    They held a Champ Car race there in 2007 and it looked alright then. Pretty fun track as I recall. I think they spent a bit of money making it look better, upgrading gravel traps, etc. Worth visiting by IndyCar but it isn't up to F1 standard.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 20:52

    people may have joined the league ahead of you.

    Its just making me more depressed.

    If you have more than 776 points, please dont join just yet

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 20:52

    Damn all those 6 driver teams. Grrr.

    I don't see the benefits.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:53

    I daren't take Jenson or Rubens out of any of my teams. Yes they're worth lots, but I wouldn't see much benefit in terms of budget.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:54

    I daren’t take Jenson or Rubens out of any of my teams. Yes they’re worth lots, but I wouldn’t see much benefit in terms of budget.

    That is if I took them out then back in again.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:54

    That is if I took them out then back in again.

    Believe me, I tried that before Malaysia.

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:54

    Not put Jenson or Rubens in mine. Really didn't want to get anyone at or over £10M.

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 20:55

    Wait, some people have more than 1 team?

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 20:55

    Wait, some people have more than 1 team?

    If you donate you can have 5.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:56

    Get in, biggest contributer to the daily thread at the moment according to my desktop doohickey.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 20:56

    Not put Jenson or Rubens in mine. Really didn’t want to get anyone at or over £10M.

    I made the mistake of slagging them off before the season and thought they would be a pointless buy.

    Jarno is becoming quite expensive, I'm happy I got him when he was only like £7 million

  • Dan Brunell16/04/2009 at 20:57

    Here is a video of the track of Mount Tremblant.

    LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmzYsWtfSQc

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 20:57

    I'm starting to think about doing a Honda and thinking about next season's game. Despite both Brawns and Toyotas in my top team now, I don't think I'll stand a chance of even reaching the top 25. :/

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 21:00

    Here's something from the Autosport Gallery archives. Had no idea Fernando did this at all!

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/index.php/id/86

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 21:01

    I'm gonna play Football Manager for a while, gotta do something until Practice 1, and I'm staying up for it. :P

  • Dom16/04/2009 at 21:01

    Am forcing myself to give in at 1:25.80 because otherwise this will carry on all night and I'll miss FP1...

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 21:01

    :o…. Dad just walked in and asked me if i still wanted a car, after 6 months of waiting for driving lessons i kinda shrugged and nodded and turned back to the comments. he then replied ‘So you don’t want the car i’m buying for you then?’…. apparently he is trying to sort out the insurance tomorrow… *is shocked* i may actually get to learn to drive soon…. yay!

    Classic Beetle? Classic (sic) Cinquicento? Triumph something or another?

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 21:01

    I’m gonna play Football Manager for a while, gotta do something until Practice 1, and I’m staying up for it. :P

    Do that and you'll miss Practice 1

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 21:01

    Ooh, China Digest preview is up :)

  • lou16/04/2009 at 21:02

    Classic Beetle? Classic (sic) Cinquicento? Triumph something or another?

    no. sadly not. it's a VW fox for me i think.. a relatively new one... 2006 i think.

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 21:03

    The Fred Hutchenson Cancer Research Center and the companies that surround it like Amgen in Seattle are always hiring in those fields. I don’t think you would want to put up with the 5:00-7:00 AM start times for F1 though.

    Although Seattle is supposedly quite a nice place to live :-) I could possibly point you at one or two English peeps over there who would share your F1 needs and know of a decent pub...

  • Joe16/04/2009 at 21:03

    I’m gonna play Football Manager for a while, gotta do something until Practice 1, and I’m staying up for it. :P

    Haha, it's so frustrating sometimes but so much fun. I've started a game with Basingstoke. You know the perils of it I see. ;)

    Should go off here anyway, gotta give FM a chance to run at a decent pace. (My pc has 256 MB RAM, talk about suck.)

  • me16/04/2009 at 21:04

    for those staying up, digest (china preview) is now available in your feeds and here:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/16/f1-digest-2009-china-preview/

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 21:04

    Haha, it’s so frustrating sometimes but so much fun. I’ve started a game with Basingstoke. You know the perils of it I see. ;)

    I'm starting one as Notts County soon on my PSP, managed to get Arsenal indirectly relegated once, so its all fun

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 21:05

    for those staying up, digest (china preview) is now available in your feeds and here:

    Start is 2:55, yeah, i'll stay up

  • Scott+in+Italy+(what+off+season?)16/04/2009 at 21:05

    Although Seattle is supposedly quite a nice place to live :-) I could possibly point you at one or two English peeps over there who would share your F1 needs and know of a decent pub…

    To be sure, whereever, and whenever I go somewhere, I'll still be around here, possibly looking at the SPC listener map to find a fellow fan :)

  • me16/04/2009 at 21:05

    Ooh, China Digest preview is up :)

    how did you do that? :)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 21:06

    how did you do that? :)

    To be fair, it came up on identi.ca before you posted

  • me16/04/2009 at 21:07

    To be fair, it came up on identi.ca before you posted

    ahh, ok. i still typed as quick as i could :)

  • lou16/04/2009 at 21:07

    Start is 2:55, yeah, i’ll stay up

    i'm wondering if i should stay up or not... i'm not sure i'd be able to get up in time for FP2 if i did..

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 21:09

    no. sadly not. it’s a VW fox for me i think.. a relatively new one… 2006 i think.

    Ack - could have rec. a really nice garage for a beetle :-( (that and insurance on them, even for a 17/18 year old, can be teeny tiny...)

  • lou16/04/2009 at 21:13

    Ack - could have rec. a really nice garage for a beetle :-( (that and insurance on them, even for a 17/18 year old, can be teeny tiny…;)

    Dad's not too keen on beetles unfortunately. :(

  • Andy Taylor16/04/2009 at 21:14

    Dad’s not too keen on beetles unfortunately. :(

    Bah.

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 21:15

    Dad’s not too keen on beetles unfortunately. :(

    Good ones are still expensive.

    Seriously look at something larger. I know several people who while learnign have insured a 1.8litre Mondeo for less than a Clio or Saxo or the like.

  • Andy Taylor16/04/2009 at 21:16

    Good ones are still expensive.

    If you mean "New Beetles", they're not really proper Beetles. The engine is in the wrong end for starters.

  • Chris16/04/2009 at 21:16

    Start is 2:55, yeah, i’ll stay up

    I'm not. I'd forgotten it was tomorrow. Night all!

  • lou16/04/2009 at 21:16

    Dad’s not too keen on beetles unfortunately. :(

    but he's had years and years in the car business and got a nice deal on this car so :) tbh i'm just pleased it's got 4 wheels, and has relatively few miles on the clock :)

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 21:19

    but he’s had years and years in the car business and got a nice deal on this car so :) tbh i’m just pleased it’s got 4 wheels, and has relatively few miles on the clock :)

    I'm genuinely dreading getting into a new car after my lessons and I pass. for 2 weeks I changed from the Ibiza I learn in to a Renault Clio that was a realy run down old model and it was an absolute catastrophe :(

  • Steven Roy16/04/2009 at 21:19

    …. Dad just walked in and asked me if i still wanted a car, after 6 months of waiting for driving lessons i kinda shrugged and nodded and turned back to the comments. he then replied ‘So you don’t want the car i’m buying for you then?’…. apparently he is trying to sort out the insurance tomorrow… *is shocked* i may actually get to learn to drive soon…. yay!

    If he buys a car he has to organise driving lessons. Then you have to get him to send you to race school

  • Andy Taylor16/04/2009 at 21:19

    Hehe. Apple has taken the unusual step of actually commenting on a Microsoft ad. The current TV campaign shows Microsoft offering "ordinary people" (or paid actors) the cash to buy a laptop if they can find what they want for a certain price. All of the ads show the "ordinary person" rejecting a Mac in favour of a PC. The comment:

    "A PC is no bargain when it doesn't do what you want .... The one thing that both Apple and Microsoft can agree on is that everyone thinks the Mac is cool. With its great designs and advanced software, nothing matches it at any price."

    :D

  • lou16/04/2009 at 21:21

    If he buys a car he has to organise driving lessons.

    hehe ;) he has the numbers of 3 driving instructors on post its around his desk.. each day i copy them out again and stick another post it to his desk. atm there are 9.

  • Steven Roy16/04/2009 at 21:25

    Wasn’t it the director’s Mercedes?

    That's the rumour. Watch it with the sound off and the suspension looks really soft. Completely ruins the film though.

  • Steven Roy16/04/2009 at 21:27

    Evening Steven

    Hi Jackie

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 21:28

    Wasn’t it the director’s Mercedes?

    That’s the rumour. Watch it with the sound off and the suspension looks really soft. Completely ruins the film though.

    It was the Merc. There are some photo's that show the Merc with the gyro stabilised camera on the front.

    It was also the director driving, not a F1 driver.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 21:30

    Just found a song on Spotify called "It's Rally Ireland Time" which is literally about Rally Ireland. :D

  • Steven Roy16/04/2009 at 21:31

    They held a Champ Car race there in 2007 and it looked alright then. Pretty fun track as I recall. I think they spent a bit of money making it look better, upgrading gravel traps, etc. Worth visiting by IndyCar but it isn’t up to F1 standard.

    I know it was a popular track in the 70s but I have no idea what it looks like

  • Steven Roy16/04/2009 at 21:37

    Here is a video of the track of Mount Tremblant.

    Looks like a fun track to drive. A bit Brands hatch / Oulton Park. You could run F1 round there though.

  • Steven Roy16/04/2009 at 21:40

    If you mean “New Beetles”, they’re not really proper Beetles. The engine is in the wrong end for starters.

    They are just Golfs with a different body shell and a flower holder.

  • Andy Taylor16/04/2009 at 21:40

    They are just Golfs with a different body shell and a flower holder.

    Indeed. Ugh.

  • lou16/04/2009 at 21:40

    They are just Golfs with a different body shell and a flower holder.

    :D

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 21:42

    lol

    I wasn't suggesting a new one... gordon bennett not!!

    The proposed car gets a decent amount of write ups though :-)

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 21:54

    Gmail sets a new pesonal record for a single days worth of spam - 72 emails. Good job google! *grumbles*

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 22:03

    Clicked on add, selected the file, clicked upload - Robert is your fathers brother.

    Btw, wrong place

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 22:04

    Alex says “Erm” a lot :D

    Yes I really do :)

    I was trying to read on a doohicky that kept moving down during the middle of a sentence because another comment would come in. That's my excuse and I'm Erm sticking to it! ;)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 22:04

    I was trying to read on a doohicky that kept moving down during the middle of a sentence because another comment would come in. That’s my excuse and I’m Erm sticking to it! ;)

    Untick the Refresh real-time stream thingy

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 22:04

    Btw, wrong place

    Not really, it was about China and moved on from there.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/04/2009 at 22:05

    I was trying to read on a doohicky that kept moving down during the middle of a sentence because another comment would come in. That’s my excuse and I’m Erm sticking to it!

    Well, erm, erm, erm, carry erm on. Erm...

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 22:05

    Not really, it was about China and moved on from there.

    It was on about the schedule but I'll be quiet

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 22:09

    Untick the Refresh real-time stream thingy

    Yes... But then Christine told me off for not finding new comments fast enough ;) I couldn't win!

  • Alex Andronov16/04/2009 at 22:11

    Here is me saying Erm a lot :)

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/sidepodpicnic-hydepark-20090615-09-livecommentsquestions-via-alex-jpg

    I wonder who took that pic?

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 22:34

    Here is me saying Erm a lot :)

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/sidepodpicnic-hydepark-20090615-09-livecommentsquestions-via-alex-jpg

    I wonder who took that pic?

    MrC and Flibster were sat roughly at that angle but anyone could have wandered over and taken it.

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 22:35

    MrC and Flibster were sat roughly at that angle but anyone could have wandered over and taken it.

    Wasn't me. Haven't gone through my photo's yet.

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F116/04/2009 at 22:35

    April 16th, 2009 at 18:53 #288 - Scott Woodwiss said:

    2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F1: 16/04/2009 at 18:52:36

    #282 - chris evans said:

    So he is the Jeremy Clarkson to Amy’s Richard Hammond?

    Amy is Massa, I’m Webber and Mr.C is Justin Wilson (if anyone remembers him).

    If Mr. C can not fit into a 1992 Williams, can we compare him to Nigel Mansell?

    Don’t you mean a 1995 McLaren?

    Hell. No. Nigel could not fit into a '92 Williams. True that he bumped off Coulthard for a couple of races near the end of the season, but the last two went Back to Coulthard cause Mansell was to big (Frankspeak for "fat") to fit into the Williams....

    At least if McLaren wanted to, they could have have built the car around Mansell, if they had enough carbon fibre to do so in 1995. In 1992, Williams had to shoehorn Mansell into what was Senna's/Coulthard's old car....

  • Steven Roy16/04/2009 at 22:39

    Hell. No. Nigel could not fit into a ‘92 Williams. True that he bumped off Coulthard for a couple of races near the end of the season, but the last two went Back to Coulthard cause Mansell was to big (Frankspeak for “fat”;) to fit into the Williams….

    I think you have your years mixed up Jordan. Mansell won the championship in the 92 Williams. You are confusing 92 and 94.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo16/04/2009 at 22:41

    Right, I'm going with Joe's route of playing on Football Manager, see ya at half 2

  • Jeremy16/04/2009 at 22:46

    Just listening to the meet up mp3.

    Happy Birthday RG!

  • Bassano Clapper16/04/2009 at 22:48

    Happy Birthday RG!

    Indeed (with 12 mins to spare)

    Happy Birthday fella!

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F116/04/2009 at 22:48

    30 #321 - LadySnowcat said:

    No point in rain-proofing F1. it’s what separates the men from the boys, to be honest.

    But what about “Felipe Baby”?….

    Bless….

    Okay everyone start singing Dead Or Alive's smash hit from 1985....

    "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)..."

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F116/04/2009 at 22:52

    #689 - Steven Roy said:

    Hell. No. Nigel could not fit into a ‘92 Williams. True that he bumped off Coulthard for a couple of races near the end of the season, but the last two went Back to Coulthard cause Mansell was to big (Frankspeak for “fat”;) to fit into the Williams….

    I think you have your years mixed up Jordan. Mansell won the championship in the 92 Williams. You are confusing 92 and 94.

    Makes more sence. But still he was too fat to get into the Williams. So I can not remember why McLaren was considering him in '95.

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 22:54

    Right, I’m going with Joe’s route of playing on Football Manager, see ya at half 2

    Thinking about Super Mario Kart myself. :)

  • Steven Roy16/04/2009 at 22:57

    Makes more sence. But still he was too fat to get into the Williams. So I can not remember why McLaren was considering him in ‘95.

    I think it was the first year with Mercedes and they needed a name driver and he had the right initial. It was Marlboro McLaren Mercedes the drivers were Mansell and Mika and the test drivers were Magnussen and Mark(Blundell). Had his name not begun with an M he had no chance.

  • Bassano Clapper16/04/2009 at 22:58

    ..Had his name not begun with an M he had no chance.

    :D

  • Steven Roy16/04/2009 at 22:58

    I should also say that McLaren had signed Coulthard for 95 but he already had a contract with Williams so his move was cancelled late in the day leaving them with few options.

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 23:17

    There are photos of questionable quality making their way to drop.io as I type.

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 23:19

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/dsc00752-jpg

    even now they make me laugh!

  • Bassano Clapper16/04/2009 at 23:20

    There are photos of questionable quality making their way to drop.io as I type.

    Cheers Pat, saw the updates coming in and was wondering who it was

  • Bassano Clapper16/04/2009 at 23:21

    Very well done

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/dsc00761-jpg

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 23:22

    even now they make me laugh!

    I genuinely have no idea why I took a photo of some stairs.

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 23:23

    I genuinely have no idea why I took a photo of some stairs.

    these aren't any old stairs... these are marks and sp, I mean, carbon fiber stairs. ;)

  • Flibster16/04/2009 at 23:25

    Very well done

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/dsc00761-jpg

    Who is that maske... err... hatted man?

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 23:25

    i love that picture of Mika's mclaren, excellent stuff :)

  • lou16/04/2009 at 23:27

    Who is that maske… err… hatted man?

    nooo idea.. never seen him before in my life :)

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 23:28

    Very well done

    Ta. You can't turn down the opportunity if it presents itself, and I did get his approval afterwards :-)

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 23:34

    i love that picture of Mika’s mclaren, excellent stuff :)

    Those were the pick of the bunch, the others I took were too blurred due to too much movement. I can't keep myself still for long enough and the darkness meant I had to hold the camera for longer than usual.. You may have seen me resting the camera on the perspex barrier - that was those shots :-)

  • Sean Golding16/04/2009 at 23:36

    G'Day everyone.

  • Lukeh16/04/2009 at 23:37

    G’Day everyone.

    hello there :D

  • Steven Roy16/04/2009 at 23:37

    Hi Sean

  • Pat W16/04/2009 at 23:40

    Hi Sean

  • littlepurplegoth16/04/2009 at 23:41

    Jack Good (codebreaker and a father of modern computing has died as well :-( )

    Obit from the Times for tomorrow

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article6100314.ece

  • lou16/04/2009 at 23:41

    i think we have a new follower of spc, i just went to go and get a cup of tea, and i come back into my room to find my cat following the comments :)

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/new-spc-follower-jpg

  • lou16/04/2009 at 23:43

    G’Day everyone.

    Heya

  • lou17/04/2009 at 00:08

    don't tell me the one time i decide to stay up till practise everyone goes to sleep...

  • Pat W17/04/2009 at 00:09

    Is anyone doing Fantasy Racers' IndyCar game? I'm signing up now, missed race 1 but I was wondering if there's enough interest for an SPC league.

  • Lukeh17/04/2009 at 00:09

    don’t tell me the one time i decide to stay up till practise everyone goes to sleep…

    it has gone eerily quiet...

    the calm before the storm?

  • Bassano Clapper17/04/2009 at 00:09

    don’t tell me the one time i decide to stay up till practise everyone goes to sleep…

    I'm dipping in and out

  • Pat W17/04/2009 at 00:10

    don’t tell me the one time i decide to stay up till practise everyone goes to sleep…

    I wasn't planning to stay up for FP but I wanted to get some blogging done. Might have to leave it until the morning.

  • Pat W17/04/2009 at 00:10

    I wasn’t planning to stay up for FP but I wanted to get some blogging done. Might have to leave it until the morning.

    It doesn't help when I get distracted by fantasy racing games.

  • lou17/04/2009 at 00:11

    Is anyone doing Fantasy Racers’ IndyCar game? I’m signing up now, missed race 1 but I was wondering if there’s enough interest for an SPC league.

    i would but i don't know the first thing about IndyCar.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo17/04/2009 at 00:19

    Hey again. Stuttgart got a bit boring for early morning

  • Dom17/04/2009 at 00:21

    don’t tell me the one time i decide to stay up till practise everyone goes to sleep…

    I think this was a bad idea... starting to get tired now...

  • Lukeh17/04/2009 at 00:22

    I think this was a bad idea… starting to get tired now…

    im feeling more awake now than when i was working :D

  • lou17/04/2009 at 00:23

    im feeling more awake now than when i was working :D

    hehe :D

  • Sean Golding17/04/2009 at 00:23

    I think this was a bad idea… starting to get tired now…

    I find that 3am is the worst time for something to be on. It's hard to stay up for it (and stay awake to the end) but its too early to go to sleep and get up for.

  • Flibster17/04/2009 at 00:24

    Nothing wrong with 3am.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo17/04/2009 at 00:25

    im feeling more awake now than when i was working :D

    Ahh crap, now im wondering if Jens Lehmann should be sold or not to allow the youngsters to get a game ahead of an inept keeper. Now maybe 4-3-3 will work better than 4-4-2. Maybe one more game...

  • lou17/04/2009 at 00:25

    I find that 3am is the worst time for something to be on. It’s hard to stay up for it (and stay awake to the end) but its too early to go to sleep and get up for.

    yeah, i agree. i blame bernie.

  • Bassano Clapper17/04/2009 at 00:26

    [shows RG the yellow card for mentioning football] :)

  • Lukeh17/04/2009 at 00:27

    for me the annoying hours are between 3 and 6am... they're just silent hours. I cant explain it, it's just such annoying hours to be up because it feels like nothings happening and everythings so quiet and just... I dunno. Silly mind.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo17/04/2009 at 00:27

    [shows RG the yellow card for mentioning football] :)

    Me, it wasn't me, he clearly dived for it, I just can't believe you fell for that, bloomin diver he is

  • lou17/04/2009 at 00:29

    so have you had a good birthday R.G?

  • Sean Golding17/04/2009 at 00:30

    so have you had a good birthday R.G?

    Birthday eh? Happy birthday!

  • RG - Doing it for Timo17/04/2009 at 00:30

    so have you had a good birthday R.G?

    I had a lazy one and I enjoying having a lazy one. Apart from going to Wickes, I did nowt.

  • lou17/04/2009 at 00:31

    I had a lazy one and I enjoying having a lazy one. Apart from going to Wickes, I did nowt.

    oh :) did you get any nice presents?

  • RG - Doing it for Timo17/04/2009 at 00:32

    oh :) did you get any nice presents?

    Some BMW stuff (don't tell Timo I got a Nick Heidfeld cap), new Falcons shirt and a bit of cash. So it was good.

  • Lukeh17/04/2009 at 00:33

    Some BMW stuff (don’t tell Timo I got a Nick Heidfeld cap), new Falcons shirt and a bit of cash. So it was good.

    Sounds good!

  • lou17/04/2009 at 00:34

    Some BMW stuff (don’t tell Timo I got a Nick Heidfeld cap), new Falcons shirt and a bit of cash. So it was good.

    :D do we get a picture of you in your new BMW stuff? with page 22 of course ;)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo17/04/2009 at 00:34

    :D do we get a picture of you in your new BMW stuff? with page 22 of course ;)

    Will do at a sensible hour ;)

  • lou17/04/2009 at 00:37

    Will do at a sensible hour ;)

    :D

  • Dom17/04/2009 at 00:42

    Predictions from Mr Murray!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/murraywalker/2009/04/my_chinese_grand_prix_predicti.html

  • Journeyer17/04/2009 at 00:44

    So everyone's staying up for FP1, I assume?

  • Lukeh17/04/2009 at 00:44

    So everyone’s staying up for FP1, I assume?

    Yep :D

  • lou17/04/2009 at 00:57

    I'm doing my usual ting of looking through photos from the race weekend, and todays photos of the brawn guys are hilarious. But i just wanted to point out this one - i agree with Lukeh that it's possibly the best smile ever!

  • Lukeh17/04/2009 at 00:58

    I’m doing my usual ting of looking through photos from the race weekend, and todays photos of the brawn guys are hilarious. But i just wanted to point out this one - i agree with Lukeh that it’s possibly the best smile ever!

    it is so brilliant! how can one man produce such a mad smile!

  • RG - Doing it for Timo17/04/2009 at 01:04

    it is so brilliant! how can one man produce such a mad smile!

    Insanely odd indeed, just how?

  • Dom17/04/2009 at 01:04

    it is so brilliant! how can one man produce such a mad smile!

    :D

  • Lukeh17/04/2009 at 01:07

    Insanely odd indeed, just how?

    I want whatever Brawn are handing out inside the motorhome behind him

  • Lukeh17/04/2009 at 01:13

    A photo that lou just showed me of Rubens instantly made me think that he looked like something else.... so.... spot the difference!

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

  • Sean Golding17/04/2009 at 01:14

    A photo that lou just showed me of Rubens instantly made me think that he looked like something else…. so…. spot the difference!

    :D

  • RG - Doing it for Timo17/04/2009 at 01:15

    A photo that lou just showed me of Rubens instantly made me think that he looked like something else…. so…. spot the difference!

    I got it, the egg has cracked in one

  • lou17/04/2009 at 01:15

    A photo that lou just showed me of Rubens instantly made me think that he looked like something else…. so…. spot the difference!

    A photo that lou just showed me of Rubens instantly made me think that he looked like something else…. so…. spot the difference!

    :D hahaha.

  • Flibster17/04/2009 at 01:17

    A photo that lou just showed me of Rubens instantly made me think that he looked like something else…. so…. spot the difference!

    Err.. one on the right has more fluff on it's head?

  • chris evans17/04/2009 at 01:17

    i love that picture of Mika’s mclaren, excellent stuff :)

    I love that a bunch of us went round the back to have a nose at the diffuser on a 10 year old McLaren. It just seems to be the done thing when you get near a car recently.

  • lou17/04/2009 at 01:18

    next time you think you are having a bad hair day take a look at this

    :D

  • Sean Golding17/04/2009 at 01:19

    next time you think you are having a bad hair day take a look at this

    It looks like my hair before I got it cut...

    Cept mine was a bit longer, but still, it's pretty similar.

  • Pat W17/04/2009 at 01:55

    RoC to be in Beijing, and much earlier, in November. Also appears to be two random days, Tuesday and then Wednesday.

    That's a stupid idea. Who in China cares about any kind of racing? Nobody turns up for the GP unless they are forced to. Allegedly.