Saturday at long last, and it is still that pesky racing show taking up all the headlines. Actually there were not that many yesterday, except from a certain Jon Waldock who tweeted that he spotted Franck, and just at the thought of him being there, I got all giggly, so it's a good thing we didn't go this year. Anyway, here are some of the things we're up to:

  • There seems to be a lot of talk about Twitter at the moment, as we suddenly realised there are certain members of the Sidepodcommunity who passed the 9,000 tweet mark and that pretty much blew our minds. Mr C is somewhere in the late 3,000s whilst I still have yet to reach 1k. We really must tweet more. This also seems like a good opportunity to plug the SPC Twitter list on the playground.
  • We've got another great guest post from Steven, taking a look at the history of another driver in F1, and particularly at some of the safety aspects in the sport. Don't forget if you have an idea for a guest post, we are all ears!
  • I also want to plug this week's Friday Fun, because although it is no longer Friday, it really is a good one. Try and fit in as many song lyrics from a particular band in a made up F1 related press release. It's sometimes easy, sometimes hard, depending on which artist you pick. If you haven't had a go already, please do, we're really enjoying reading them.

That will do for now. It turns out we're not doing a live show this weekend, so ignore what the calendar says. However, I will see you in the comments.

543 responses

  • RG16/01/2010 at 00:04

    I feel rather unenthralled about the weekend. Not much going on up here.

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 00:05

    I feel rather unenthralled about the weekend. Not much going on up here.

    I'm off to see Avatar in 10 hours, so good night everyone!

  • Pat W16/01/2010 at 00:06

    I'm off to see Avatar in 10 hours, so good night everyone!

    Night, let us know what you think..

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 00:06

    I feel rather unenthralled about the weekend. Not much going on up here.

    Today's the day I become James May! :D

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 00:06

    I feel rather unenthralled about the weekend. Not much going on up here.

    I've got 3 podcast to write (two that none of you know about *insert spooky music here*) and my girlfriends coming down tomorrow for the day.

    Should be a good weekend

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 00:10

    OOOOH, it's James May's birthday today.

  • RG16/01/2010 at 00:11

    OOOOH, it's James May's birthday today.

    Are you starting some sort of James May fan club?

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 00:11

    Are you starting some sort of James May fan club?

    Quite possibly.

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 00:13

    Are you starting some sort of James May fan club?

    Quite possibly.

    Oooh I'd join, he is rather awesome, isn't he? :D

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 00:13

    Oooh I'd join, he is rather awesome, isn't he? :D

    As it's secretly me: Yes, yes I am awesome.

  • RG16/01/2010 at 00:15

    Quite possibly.

    Best of luck with that. I heard of a good fan site about a f1 driver sometime. Might be of some use.

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 00:15

    Best of luck with that. I heard of a good fan site about a f1 driver sometime. Might be of some use.

    Oh no, not again... ;)

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 00:16

    As it's secretly me: Yes, yes I am awesome.

    Hahaha, oh dear I won't tell you that whenever James (or you) are on the tv my Mum always refers to him as 'your James'. I may have a slight weird crush on him.... :D

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 00:16

    Hahaha, oh dear I won't tell you that whenever James (or you) are on the tv my Mum always refers to him as 'your James'. I may have a slight weird crush on him.... :D

    It seems like a lot of women do, looking at this facebook page for him!

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 00:18

    It seems like a lot of women do, looking at this facebook page for him!

    You know, there is something about him... it's probably the hair XD

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 00:19

    You know, there is something about him... it's probably the hair XD

    Erm, yes. I need his magical hair, clearly then... :P

  • Lou16/01/2010 at 00:20

    Hello.

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 00:21

    Hello.

    ello! how are you?

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 00:21

    Erm, yes. I need his magical hair, clearly then... :P

    Yep, I think actually you're quite right obsessing over it. Are you gonna dye your hair too?

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 00:21

    Hello.

    ello! how are you?

    and since when did you have capital L

  • Pat W16/01/2010 at 00:21

    Hello.

    evening

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 00:22

    Yep, I think actually you're quite right obsessing over it. Are you gonna dye your hair too?

    No, don't have the dye to. And I'd look ridiculous when it goes back flat by the time I get back to school.

  • Lou16/01/2010 at 00:22

    ello! how are you?

    extremely shattered. this week has frankly been awful in terms of stress levels.. but it's over now, just one more week of stress and i can get myself back to normal. How is everyone else?

  • Lou16/01/2010 at 00:23

    and since when did you have capital L

    i can change it back?.. i tried it the other day and no one noticed/ i forgot to change it back ;)

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 00:23

    No, don't have the dye to. And I'd look ridiculous when it goes back flat by the time I get back to school.

    Ah fair enough. Remember we need pics :)

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 00:23

    It makes me smile when I see on my Facebook wall: 'Thomas commented on James May's status.' Makes me feel cool. :)

  • lou16/01/2010 at 00:24

    i think i prefer it lower case :)

    I'm here two minutes and it seems the doohickey has forgotten me/hates me. i have a message

    'Comment data could not be parsed.'

    whatever that means...

  • RG16/01/2010 at 00:24

    extremely shattered. this week has frankly been awful in terms of stress levels.. but it's over now, just one more week of stress and i can get myself back to normal. How is everyone else?

    Mornin lou. I'd say relieved.

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 00:24

    Ah fair enough. Remember we need pics :)

    Shall have pictures taken as it's done and when my friends have finished destroying my hair.

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 00:24

    extremely shattered. this week has frankly been awful in terms of stress levels.. but it's over now, just one more week of stress and i can get myself back to normal. How is everyone else?

    Aww *sends de-stressing vibes* I'm feeling much better now thanks :) Feeling kinda hyper now, too much sleep!

  • lou16/01/2010 at 00:25

    Mornin lou. I'd say relieved.

    relieved? *has been out of the loop this last week*

  • Pat W16/01/2010 at 00:26

    Jon, did you get any more recordings today or are you saving it for a podcast?

  • lou16/01/2010 at 00:27

    Aww *sends de-stressing vibes* I'm feeling much better now thanks :) Feeling kinda hyper now, too much sleep!

    i think the combination of alevels.. coursework, loads of retakes and snow hasn't helped matters. Some was self inflicted though since i stayed up till 3am last night completing a friends birthday present (i compiled a sketchbook full of every photo i've taken at an event we've been to together in the last 7 years....)

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 00:28

    Jon, did you get any more recordings today or are you saving it for a podcast?

    I got 1 more, and a couple from yesterday but i think i'm going to keep them for podcasts. i did everything too fast yesterday and so saw the majority of people i'd wanted to see. although then you get home, start reading your bumf and discover that you've missed people! boo

  • RG16/01/2010 at 00:28

    relieved? *has been out of the loop this last week*

    ... Spent way too much time panicking last night.

    (i compiled a sketchbook full of every photo i've taken at an event we've been to together in the last 7 years....)

    Aww, thats a nice present.

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 00:28

    i think the combination of alevels.. coursework, loads of retakes and snow hasn't helped matters. Some was self inflicted though since i stayed up till 3am last night completing a friends birthday present (i compiled a sketchbook full of every photo i've taken at an event we've been to together in the last 7 years....)

    Yep, sounds stressy indeed! But aww that's such a lovely idea for a gift!

  • Pat W16/01/2010 at 00:30

    I got 1 more, and a couple from yesterday but i think i'm going to keep them for podcasts. i did everything too fast yesterday and so saw the majority of people i'd wanted to see. although then you get home, start reading your bumf and discover that you've missed people! boo

    Probably always be that way :-)

    Updated with pluggery.

  • RG16/01/2010 at 00:30

    ... Spent way too much time panicking last night.

    Helps if the link is visable, sorry

    https://twitter.com/SauberRG/status/7793036111

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 00:30

    Probably always be that way :-)

    Updated with pluggery.

    ya! thank ye. i just got the pingback email :)

  • lou16/01/2010 at 00:30

    aww that's such a lovely idea for a gift!

    it took ages to do, but she loved it. i have learnt one thing though, double sided tape is evil. while pealing off the back of it i managed to cut my finger several times.

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 00:30

    Helps if the link is visable, sorry

    woooooooooooooo

    well done :)

  • Pat W16/01/2010 at 00:31
  • Saira16/01/2010 at 00:32

    it took ages to do, but she loved it. i have learnt one thing though, double sided tape is evil. while pealing off the back of it i managed to cut my finger several times.

    I'm sure she did and muchly appreciated all your efforts and injuries!

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 00:33

    Congrats!

    Oooh yes, congrats!

  • RG16/01/2010 at 00:33

    Thanks Jon, Pat and Saira :)

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 00:39

    Gotta sleep. Night all

  • lou16/01/2010 at 00:39

    For Mr C/Mrs C when you're next around... no idea why, and i haven't changed anything, but for some reason every time i comment i get this message. no idea what it means, but it keeps coming up, am using chrome on vista, thought you should know. :)

  • lou16/01/2010 at 00:39

    Gotta sleep. Night all

    night!!

  • RG16/01/2010 at 00:39

    Gotta sleep. Night all

    Night mate.

  • Pat W16/01/2010 at 00:41

    Gotta sleep. Night all

    Night

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 00:42

    I've been trusted with making sandwiches for me and my dad for our trip to Norwich Airport. Since when have I been good at making sandwiches??!??!

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 00:46

    I've been trusted with making sandwiches for me and my dad for our trip to Norwich Airport. Since when have I been good at making sandwiches??!??!

    Ah even I can make sandwiches! Why are you going to the airport?

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 00:46

    Ah even I can make sandwiches! Why are you going to the airport?

    We're visiting Air Traffic Control. I did it a couple of years ago, but now Scouts want go. I can't make sandwiches, but I can cook a three course meal!

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 00:48

    We're visiting Air Traffic Control. I did it a couple of years ago, but now Scouts want go. I can't make sandwiches, but I can cook a three course meal!

    Sounds cool. Haha I can't cook meals at all but I can do sandwiches, we'd make a good team!

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 00:49

    Sounds cool. Haha I can't cook meals at all but I can do sandwiches, we'd make a good team!

    Yep, definitely. You can be in charge of bread with things in between it, and I'll do my Gordon Ramsey impression.

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 00:50

    Yep, definitely. You can be in charge of bread with things in between it, and I'll do my Gordon Ramsey impression.

    Okay, it's a deal!

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 00:51

    Okay, it's a deal!

    Excellent! We do talk about some odd things late at night, don't we?

  • RG16/01/2010 at 00:51

    I am off for the night. Mainly to play Football Manager. So night all and of course, lotsa love.

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 00:52

    Excellent! We do talk about some odd things late at night, don't we?

    Haha, I guess we do! Actually you're probably one of my fave new people that I've met recently :)

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 00:53

    Haha, I guess we do! Actually you're probably one of my fave new people that I've met recently :)

    YAY!

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 00:55

    YAY!

    Yay indeed, I do like having random conversations late at night!

  • Pat W16/01/2010 at 00:55

    I am off for the night. Mainly to play Football Manager. So night all and of course, lotsa love.

    See ya

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 00:55

    Yay indeed, I do like having random conversations late at night!

    It used to be a hobby of mine, when I was on study leave...

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 00:56

    Morning all. I am on my way too kooyong. 32 degrees at the moment, its a perfect tennis watching day!

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 00:57

    It used to be a hobby of mine, when I was on study leave...

    Oh I always end up talking rubbish at this time of night but it's all the better for having someone to share it with

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 00:58

    Oh I always end up talking rubbish at this time of night but it's all the better for having someone to share it with

    I talk rubbish all the time. It just gets worse the closer it is to 3 am.

  • Pat W16/01/2010 at 01:00

    Morning all. I am on my way too kooyong. 32 degrees at the moment, its a perfect tennis watching day!

    Morning. Sounds pretty good!

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 01:01

    Morning all. I am on my way too kooyong. 32 degrees at the moment, its a perfect tennis watching day!

    Morning!

  • lou16/01/2010 at 01:02

    Oh my!!! i'm just catching up with tweets... i love Alonso's amazing new helmet design for next year!! oh goodness it's lovely!...

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 01:02

    I talk rubbish all the time. It just gets worse the closer it is to 3 am.

    Oh me too, I do tend to ramble on way too much and have crazy moments, like I've just had...

  • lou16/01/2010 at 01:02

    Morning all. I am on my way too kooyong. 32 degrees at the moment, its a perfect tennis watching day!

    morning

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 01:03

    Oh my!!! i'm just catching up with tweets... i love Alonso's amazing new helmet design for next year!! oh goodness it's lovely!...

    Very reminiscent to his 2008 design, just with added 'swoosh'.

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 01:04

    Oh me too, I do tend to ramble on way too much and have crazy moments, like I've just had...

    I literally go mad at 3 am, I discovered in the summer. Literally.

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 01:04

    oh i decided i had better stop for water and my tram came when i was in the shop and the next one is ages away :( i hope i dont have to wait for the train as well or i might miss some djokovic!

  • lou16/01/2010 at 01:05

    Very reminiscent to his 2008 design, just with added 'swoosh'.

    it's blue i [heart] blue... it's so pretty and gorgeous.. hehe i love it :) i'm very excited about the ferrari 2009 line up.

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 01:05

    i'm very excited about the ferrari 2009 line up.

    What, Kimi and Massa / Badoer / Fisi? :)

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 01:05

    I literally go mad at 3 am, I discovered in the summer. Literally.

    Well I'm never far from crazy either, you'll see if you stupidly keep on talking to me, lol

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 01:06

    Well I'm never far from crazy either, you'll see if you stupidly keep on talking to me, lol

    Oh yes, I learn fast!

  • lou16/01/2010 at 01:06

    oh i decided i had better stop for water and my tram came when i was in the shop and the next one is ages away :( i hope i dont have to wait for the train as well or i might miss some djokovic!

    oh that's rotten luck!! i hope you managed to catch your train soon!! take lots of pics when you get there!! :)

  • lou16/01/2010 at 01:07

    What, Kimi and Massa / Badoer / Fisi? :)

    oops... sorry, 2010 :)

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 01:08

    oops... sorry, 2010 :)

    I know, I was just taking the Mickey Bliss ;)

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 01:08

    i have taken two cameras! Mostly to compare the performance of them, but there shall be lots of (bad) photos. I wish i had a fraction of your skill miss lou!

  • lou16/01/2010 at 01:10

    i have taken two cameras!

    you sound like me!! :P

    I wish i had a fraction of your skill miss lou!

    i swear most of it is luck ;) but thank you miss amy :)

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 01:14

    Oh yes, I learn fast!

    Oh dear...

  • jpancoast (USF1 toaster salesman)16/01/2010 at 01:15

    Oh yes, I learn fast!

    Oh dear...

    Yeah. He can break his coccyx faster than anybody!

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 01:18

    i have arrived at the train station and the train is 9 minutes away. Then its a 14 minute journey so i shall make it with time to spare!

  • Pat W16/01/2010 at 01:19

    Bedtime for me, later than planned seeing as I have to be up at 6.30 to get to the show but at least I have been productive with the new site :-)

    Will be tweeting during the day but only via SMS so have turned replies off 'cos I don't really understand them in texts. Might be able to access SPC or twitter.com through 3G if there's time/battery..

    Bye!

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 01:19

    Oh damn, I had just come up with a brilliant piece of stand-up humour, and now I've forgotten it.

  • lou16/01/2010 at 01:19

    i have arrived at the train station and the train is 9 minutes away. Then its a 14 minute journey so i shall make it with time to spare!

    wohoo! :)

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 01:20

    Yeah. He can break his coccyx faster than anybody!

    Haha, so I hear!

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 01:20

    Haha, so I hear!

    #totallyanaccident

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 01:29

    It's worrying that I kinda like this song. It's shameful, really.

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 01:30

    It's worrying that I kinda like this song. It's shameful, really.

    Okay, you can't leave it like that! Which song?

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 01:31

    Okay, you can't leave it like that! Which song?

    Starstrukk by 3OH!3. Terrible, I know. Totally not my usual taste.

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 01:33

    Starstrukk by 3OH!3. Terrible, I know. Totally not my usual taste.

    I don't think I know it, but I won't judge you as I adore some truly awful stuff

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 01:33

    boo this train doesnt announce which station is next. I have to pay attention!

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 01:34

    boo this train doesnt announce which station is next. I have to pay attention!

    Oh no, I'm lucky, my station is often the last of the line! Good thing too as I often fall asleep on trains...

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 01:36

    I don't think I know it, but I won't judge you as I adore some truly awful stuff

    Oh good. Time for something better, I think.

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 01:38

    i think i shall manage because i have to go past the tennis club because the station is on the other side of the road. Sleeping on trains is so easy, i could quite easily wake up in glen waverley. And i dont even know where that is!

  • lou16/01/2010 at 01:40

    time for sleep, night everyone!!

    cant wait to see the photos amy!! :)

    xx

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 01:41

    Oh good. Time for something better, I think.

    Well my itunes has just gone from some dire song from a Dawson's Creek soundtrack to Razorlight.... sums up my collection really :D

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 01:42

    time for sleep, night everyone!!

    Night lou :)

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 01:45

    Well my itunes has just gone from some dire song from a Dawson's Creek soundtrack to Razorlight.... sums up my collection really

    mine's pretty odd too, has a lot of stuff way before my time, like Led Zeppelin and The Eagles, but has modern artists like Muse and The Killers.

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 01:50

    mine's pretty odd too, has a lot of stuff way before my time, like Led Zeppelin and The Eagles, but has modern artists like Muse and The Killers.

    Ah cool, I love the Killers but I do also have a secret passion for cheesy pop crap too :D Like Britney for example...

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 01:50

    i am here! My view is good! I shall try drop.io from my broken phone.

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 01:52

    Ah cool, I love the Killers but I do also have a secret passion for cheesy pop crap too Like Britney for example...

    Good Lord! *gasp* ;)

  • Tom G16/01/2010 at 01:53

    Concidering how many times I've come close to falling asleep in my lessons the past few days, staying up till 2am really isn't my greatest idea ever. Think it's time for bed.

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 01:54

    Concidering how many times I've come close to falling asleep in my lessons the past few days, staying up till 2am really isn't my greatest idea ever. Think it's time for bed.

    Ooops.... night Tom :)

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 06:15

    YAY FERNANDO! VAMOS!

  • me16/01/2010 at 06:31

    i am here! My view is good! I shall try drop.io from my broken phone.

    yipee!

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 06:32

    you are up early

  • me16/01/2010 at 06:36

    you are up early

    went to sleep early. bodyclock = broken though.

    you having a good time?

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 06:54

    i am having such a good time i am still here watching a match between two players who peaked in the 80s. They are making it so funny though. And i have taken 500 photos!

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 07:22

    omg roger has organised a charity doubles match for haiti tomorrow. I AM SO THERE

  • Alison in Dubai16/01/2010 at 07:22

    Just been for a swim on the roof.

    You can see several parts of the track from the pool!

    would be awesome to swim about watching a practice session or something.

    Also noticed that F1 Comunications still have their big silver building here and lots of air freight pallet things. Presumably storing it all here because the next race is in bahrain?

  • Nick in Dubai16/01/2010 at 07:29

    OOps that was me!

    Unless alsion suddenly got all technical!

  • Nick in Dubai16/01/2010 at 07:36

    Time to check out... might try and take a few more snaps before we do. this is an incredible hotel!

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 07:49

    my friend kates phone is off and it might be enough to kill me because i am so excited about tomorrow and i know she will feel the same. I might try a headping. KAAAAAAATTTTEEEE!!!

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 08:18

    Ooh. Just got the parser error other people have mentioned the last few days.

    Time to catch up on comments.

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 08:18

    omg roger has organised a charity doubles match for haiti tomorrow. I AM SO THERE

    that's excellent! Glad to see he's doing what he can.

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 08:19

    Also noticed that F1 Comunications still have their big silver building here and lots of air freight pallet things. Presumably storing it all here because the next race is in bahrain?

    hmmm. That makes much sense. I do wonder if they use the same truck in Europe though. I wouldn't think so.

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 08:19

    Time to check out... might try and take a few more snaps before we do. this is an incredible hotel!

    guest post! :D

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 08:20

    my friend kates phone is off and it might be enough to kill me because i am so excited about tomorrow and i know she will feel the same. I might try a headping. KAAAAAAATTTTEEEE!!!

    Kate? Tennis-only friend?

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 08:23

    we both like tennis and finland :D

  • Alex Andronov16/01/2010 at 08:28

    we both like tennis and finland :D

    Sounds like a good friend.

    KKKKKKKKKKKKKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTEEEEEEEE!!!!

  • Alex Andronov16/01/2010 at 08:29

    Oh and Good Morning everyone :)

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 08:48

    Sounds like a good friend.

    she was asleep but she must have heard your headping because she rung me back and we screamed down the phone at each other and now we're meeting at 8.30 tomorrow morning. That's pretty early for a sunday. But we will do a lot to ensure we get good seats at tennis.

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 09:08

    she was asleep but she must have heard your headping because she rung me back and we screamed down the phone at each other and now we're meeting at 8.30 tomorrow morning. That's pretty early for a sunday. But we will do a lot to ensure we get good seats at tennis.

    awesome! Who's playing with Fed?

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 09:15

    awesome! Who's playing with Fed?

    not sure of the matchups yet but going along is Roger, Rafa, Roddick, Djokovic, Clijsters, Serena and Sam Stosur. It's only $10!

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 09:29

    not sure of the matchups yet but going along is Roger, Rafa, Roddick, Djokovic, Clijsters, Serena and Sam Stosur. It's only $10!

    Top players ALL plus the best Aussie women's player right now. Impressive! WOW.

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 09:30

    Top players ALL plus the best Aussie women's player right now. Impressive! WOW.

    I am so thankful right now for Rogers charitable heart for thinking of it, and to all the others for agreeing to play. I hope the place sells out (and that my seats are awesome)

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 09:32

    I am so thankful right now for Rogers charitable heart for thinking of it, and to all the others for agreeing to play. I hope the place sells out (and that my seats are awesome)

    It's a guaranteed sellout, I'm sure - this is esp. for the people who can't afford Oz Open tix. Good luck with the seats! ;)

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 09:34

    http://en.espnf1.com/mercedes/motorsport/story/6815.html?CMP=OTC-RSS

    Merc will launch 25th Jan, but car won't be seen until testing in Feb.

    The car, though - RB1? Hmmm. Isn't that too close to RBR's car names? And... BGP 001, then RB1? Lots of Car 1s for Ross Brawn. :D

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 09:36

    http://grandprixdiary.com/2009-grand-prix-drivers/schumacher-causes-alonso’s-first-ferrari-crash

    That's just TOO good to be true! :D And... why would Madonna di Campiglio still have a post named after a guy who's already switched teams? :D

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 09:38

    It's a guaranteed sellout, I'm sure - this is esp. for the people who can't afford Oz Open tix. Good luck with the seats! ;)

    the main issue with it might be that it wasn't announced til 4pm today, it doesn't leave much time for 15,000 people to be made aware of it :(

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 09:39

    the main issue with it might be that it wasn't announced til 4pm today, it doesn't leave much time for 15,000 people to be made aware of it :(

    But $10! I'm pretty confident it will be full.

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 09:44

    But $10! I'm pretty confident it will be full.

    you may overestimate Melbourne. Nothing sells out here. I was shocked how many empty seats were at Kooyong today.

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 09:44

    you may overestimate Melbourne. Nothing sells out here. I was shocked how many empty seats were at Kooyong today.

    Awww. Boo. :(

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 09:45

    Awww. Boo. :(

    here is an example, (if it works)

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 09:53

    here is an example, (if it works)

    It does. BOO.

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 09:54

    It does. BOO.

    here is a muuuuuch nicer one ;)

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 09:55

    here is a muuuuuch nicer one ;)

    :D So he won your tournament, then?

    FIX! ;)

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 09:57

    FIX! ;)

    he played soooo well. It's just a pity it was an exhibition so doesn't count toward his ranking at all :D

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 10:06

    FIX! ;)

    ps, in some photos he really reminds me of di grassi.

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 10:50

    Morning all.

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 10:51

    Hey Christine. :) How are ya?

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 10:52

    Hey Christine. :) How are ya?

    Very good. Yourself?

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 10:53

    Very good. Yourself?

    I'm good. :) Should be getting to dinner soon-ish. :D

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 10:54

    I'm good. :) Should be getting to dinner soon-ish. :D

    Excellent. I'm just about thinking of breakfast.

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 10:55

    Excellent. I'm just about thinking of breakfast.

    ...Just about. Isn't in lunch in an hour? :D

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 10:55

    ...Just about. Isn't in lunch in an hour? :D

    Not in SidepodTowers.

  • James16/01/2010 at 10:56

    Excellent. I'm just about thinking of breakfast.

    ...Just about. Isn't in lunch in an hour? :D

    Sidepodtime ;)

  • RG16/01/2010 at 10:56

    Bonjour all

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 10:57

    Looks like everyone's coming in. Hey RG.

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 10:57

    Looks like everyone's coming in. Hey RG.

    and James!

  • RG16/01/2010 at 10:58

    Looks like everyone's coming in. Hey RG.

    Hello sir. Not staying for long though, going in a bit.

  • James16/01/2010 at 10:59

    and James!

    heh I've had LCLT open a while, just haven't said anything :)

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 11:04

    heh I've had LCLT open a while, just haven't said anything :)

    Ahhh... just like me then. Hehehe. :D

    I've been looking at pics of Alonso's Ferrari lid - I like it!

  • James16/01/2010 at 11:06

    I've been looking at pics of Alonso's Ferrari lid - I like it!

    As do I. Have you seen these?

    http://estaticos04.marca.com/albumes/2010/01/15/penultimo_dia/1263583766_extras_albumes_1.jpg

    http://estaticos04.marca.com/albumes/2010/01/15/penultimo_dia/1263584287_extras_albumes_0.jpg

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 11:07

    I have sunburnt knees and it hurts to walk :(

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 11:08

    As do I. Have you seen these?

    Not these exact pics, but I've seen it from these angles. :)

    I wonder if Mild Seven is still getting subliminal ad revenue from Alonso's helmet... :D

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 11:10

    Morning all

  • lou16/01/2010 at 11:10

    morning all :) i woke up this morning to a wonderful thing.... most of the snow is gone!! i can see green again! :)

    how are you all?

  • James16/01/2010 at 11:10

    I wonder if Mild Seven is still getting subliminal ad revenue from Alonso's helmet... :D

    Hehe, the blue colour is also his hometowns don't forget ;)

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 11:10

    Amy,

    Do you know what Roger is doing on Sunday?

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 11:11

    Do you know what Roger is doing on Sunday?

    this? I may be too excited to sleep.

  • RG16/01/2010 at 11:12

    morning all :) i woke up this morning to a wonderful thing.... most of the snow is gone!! i can see green again! :)

    Morning. My snow has gone to and has been replaced by this thing called rain, not sure what its like. Don't think we've had it in a while.

    Hey Steven

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 11:12

    this? I may be too excited to sleep.

    I should have guessed you would already know. I assume you have tickets already then

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 11:13

    I should have guessed you would already know. I assume you have tickets already then

    they go on sale at 9am but I am going to be in the line rather earlier than that.

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 11:13

    Hehe, the blue colour is also his hometowns don't forget ;)

    I know. :D That's why it'll stay there even if Mild Seven hasn't been around for 3-4 years now...

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 11:13

    they go on sale at 9am but I am going to be in the line rather earlier than that.

    Before or after the sun rises?

  • lou16/01/2010 at 11:14

    My snow has gone to and has been replaced by this thing called rain, not sure what its like. Don't think we've had it in a while.

    ah yes, we have that too :)

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 11:14

    they go on sale at 9am but I am going to be in the line rather earlier than that.

    Goof luck

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 11:15

    Goof luck

    Good luck even

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 11:15

    they go on sale at 9am but I am going to be in the line rather earlier than that.

    and thats saying something because I thought getting up at 10 am for Verdasco (who is gorgeous) was showing dedication.

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 11:16

    and thats saying something because I thought getting up at 10 am for Verdasco (who is gorgeous) was showing dedication.

    You mean Roger isn't gorgeouser

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 11:16

    You mean Roger isn't gorgeouser

    no, Roger is lovely and awww but he is by no means a good looking man.

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 11:18

    oh and Lou as you can see from the album between the shots of the stadium and the zoomed in shots of the players, new camera passes the test!

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 11:52

    Massa 2 Alonso 0.

    That could lead to problems.

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/massa-beats-alonso-on-the-ice/#comment-9992

  • RG16/01/2010 at 11:57

    That could lead to problems.

    Doubt it means that much, unless Finland are awarded a grand prix.

  • James16/01/2010 at 12:22

    Massa 2 Alonso 0.

    That could lead to problems.

    http://joesawa...the-ice/#comment-9992

    he used his tatic of trying to overtake at the first corner. it didn't work last time he tried it on Massa either.

  • me16/01/2010 at 12:26

    it's a new day, it must be okay to have another go to autosport...

    is there a greater admission of failure, than publicly preferring to upload your exclusive on-stage filming to youtube, as opposed to including them in the advertising backed video player that's built into your website?

    #fail

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 12:28

    Doubt it means that much, unless Finland are awarded a grand prix.

    I just think that Alonso won't be happy being beaten twice by his new team mate. I left a comment on Joe's article saying that Massa has a few year's experience of these events so maybe had an advantage but I am sure Alonso wanted to put him in his place.

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 12:29

    is there a greater admission of failure, than publicly preferring to upload your exclusive on-stage filming to youtube, as opposed to including them in the advertising backed video player that's built into your website?

    Haymarket are generating a lot of negative publicity from their show.

  • me16/01/2010 at 12:30

    Haymarket are generating a lot of negative publicity from their show.

    from me they are! although pat tweeted:

    "Unable to get live show pics due to lighting"

    that's an uppercase fail right there.

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 12:31

    Joe has another post on Massa/Alonso that has generated a load of comments. Seems like some people never get fed up of arguing 2007.

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/massa-and-alonso-walking-the-tightrope/

  • me16/01/2010 at 12:31

    Joe has another post on Massa/Alonso that has generated a load of comments. Seems like some people never get fed up of arguing 2007.

    just wait until schumi hits the track...

  • me16/01/2010 at 12:33

    sir stirling (with a squashed head):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YYq69RfI_4

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 12:33

    that's an uppercase fail right there.

    You would think anyone operating an exhibition centre would expect photos to be taken and provide suitable lighting. It may be annoying for fans but imagine you are running a company that has spent £100,000 being there with the plan to use photos of your stand in adverts etc. You would be slightly miffed I think.

  • me16/01/2010 at 12:34

    You would think anyone operating an exhibition centre would expect photos to be taken and provide suitable lighting. It may be annoying for fans but imagine you are running a company that has spent £100,000 being there with the plan to use photos of your stand in adverts etc. You would be slightly miffed I think.

    those with money and experience, light their own stands. prodrive's last year was lit up like a football stadium. much better.

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 12:35

    sir stirling (with a squashed head):

    Rhat is a bit unfortunate

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 12:35

    those with money and experience, light their own stands. prodrive's last year was lit up like a football stadium. much better.

    You can do that inside the stand but if you want a shot of the full stand it must be problematic.

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 12:36

    Rhat is a bit unfortunate

    That

  • me16/01/2010 at 12:36

    sir stirling (with a squashed head):

    Rhat is a bit unfortunate

    i could tear these people apart all day. how is it we never see henry hope-frost during the whole clip? they have two cameras, i know they do. just cut to him when he asks a bloomin' question.

  • me16/01/2010 at 12:37

    You can do that inside the stand but if you want a shot of the full stand it must be problematic.

    true enough.

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 12:37

    I didn't know Stiriling Moss's father was a racer

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 12:38

    i could tear these people apart all day. how is it we never see henry hope-frost during the whole clip? they have two cameras, i know they do. just cut to him when he asks a bloomin' question.

    You would think with what they spend on the show they could have a mixing desk and put in a two box shot or something when Hope-Frost is speaking

  • me16/01/2010 at 12:40

    You would think with what they spend on the show they could have a mixing desk and put in a two box shot or something when Hope-Frost is speaking

    agreed. i rated the video 1 star, only because 0 isn't an option. can't wait to see what comes next.

    it's much better as audio only though, it's a perfect radio show in fact.

  • me16/01/2010 at 12:48

    ted on fuel saving in 2010:

    Pit stops will be much quicker this year. Teams will be competing in the pit lane as well as on the track, as mechanics look to break records for the fastest pit stop time.

    Three seconds stationary is the target; some teams think they can do it quicker than that.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8461293.stm

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 12:51

    Three seconds stationary is the target; some teams think they can do it quicker than that.

    When they had tyre only pit stops before they were rarely faster than 4.5 seconds. I don't think they had pit lane speed limirs then so the mechanics were a little further back from the car and didn't move in until it stopped.

    I think I commented here a few weeks ago that Williams have their pit crew spending something like 2 hours a day practising stops.

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 12:52

    http://news.bb...rmula_one/8461293.stm

    This bit confuses interests me:

    ...there are ongoing discussions about whether to make cars start the race on the tyres with which they finished qualifying. This looks like it will happen, and will introduce an interesting variable into the mix, forcing front-running cars to try to qualify on hard tyres or race on soft tyres.

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 12:54

    ...there are ongoing discussions about whether to make cars start the race on the tyres with which they finished qualifying. This looks like it will happen, and will introduce an interesting variable into the mix, forcing front-running cars to try to qualify on hard tyres or race on soft tyres.

    noooo just when I thought we were having low fuel actual fastest driver actually gets pole qualifying!

  • lou16/01/2010 at 12:54

    oh and Lou as you can see from the album between the shots of the stadium and the zoomed in shots of the players, new camera passes the test!

    awesome! :D nikon cameras are lovely :)

  • lou16/01/2010 at 12:55

    i've just come back from a driving lesson..i'd almost forgot what it was like to drive without ice and snow.

  • James16/01/2010 at 12:55

    ...there are ongoing discussions about whether to make cars start the race on the tyres with which they finished qualifying. This looks like it will happen, and will introduce an interesting variable into the mix, forcing front-running cars to try to qualify on hard tyres or race on soft tyres.

    I really hope they don't do that.

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 12:56

    ...there are ongoing discussions about whether to make cars start the race on the tyres with which they finished qualifying. This looks like it will happen, and will introduce an interesting variable into the mix, forcing front-running cars to try to qualify on hard tyres or race on soft tyres.

    Looks like another of these syupid rules to create artificial position changes. Instead of letting people run their own choice of tyre strategy you will end up with some people using soft tyres in quali to get high up the grid but compromising their early race pace or sacrificing their position on the grid by using hard tyres but doing a longer first stint and having more consistent pace.

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 12:56

    noooo just when I thought we were having low fuel actual fastest driver actually gets pole qualifying!

    It screws that up as well.

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 12:57

    awesome! :D nikon cameras are lovely :)

    I was worried because after I bought it I looked at reviews and all of them were negative, but all the things that bug the professionals don't bug me (because I can't tell if a shade of blue is two pigments wrong or whatever), and I am very happy with my photos :D

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 12:57

    i've just come back from a driving lesson..i'd almost forgot what it was like to drive without ice and snow.

    So no sliding today then?

  • Kathi16/01/2010 at 12:58

    ...forcing front-running cars to try to qualify on hard tyres or race on soft tyres.

    why is starting on soft tyres a problem?

  • lou16/01/2010 at 12:58

    So no sliding today then?

    nope, thank goodness.

  • me16/01/2010 at 12:58

    pat on twitter:

    "scott just met franck and mentioned @mrschristine"

  • me16/01/2010 at 12:59

    why is starting on soft tyres a problem?

    ah-ha. ted has all the answers.

  • lou16/01/2010 at 12:59

    I was worried because after I bought it I looked at reviews and all of them were negative, but all the things that bug the professionals don't bug me (because I can't tell if a shade of blue is two pigments wrong or whatever), and I am very happy with my photos :D

    as long as you're happy with it, and i serves the purpose it's money well spent :)

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 12:59

    why is starting on soft tyres a problem?

    It means that they will only be able to do short stints as soft tyres are not going to last long on a car with a full fuel load

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 13:00

    pat on twitter:

    "scott just met franck and mentioned @mrschristine"

    YAY

  • patw16/01/2010 at 13:00

    hello. scott got autographs from franck, alex wurz and minassian

  • lou16/01/2010 at 13:01

    pat on twitter:

    "scott just met franck and mentioned @mrschristine"

    awesome!! :) Franck will become a regular before we know it :)

  • lou16/01/2010 at 13:01

    hello. scott got autographs from franck, alex wurz and minassian

    i don't know who minassian is, however i'm pleased to hear Mr Wurz is still around and well :)

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 13:02

    i don't know who minassian is, however i'm pleased to hear Mr Wurz is still around and well :)

    Minassian is a slightly insane French driver who also drives for Peugeot

  • Kathi16/01/2010 at 13:11

    Amy, Rami might take part in the Artic rally. Maybe the twins will be there too :)

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 13:12

    Amy, Rami might take part in the Artic rally. Maybe the twins will be there too :)

    Too many Raikkonens. Amy could not cope with so many,

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 13:16

    Amy, Rami might take part in the Artic rally. Maybe the twins will be there too :)

    ooooooh TITUS

  • lou16/01/2010 at 13:17

    ehehehehehehe, just catching up on interviews from autosport.

    Jenson re- singing We Are the Champions

    'It was pretty good actually, if I do say so myself. For some reason the broadcasting quality wasn't very good! But from what I heard it was a pretty good rendition. So I was very happy, I'm going to release an album soon, 'Songs from inside my helmet', and I am looking forward to it.'

    :D ehehe <3

    also something else i've noticed..

    'McLaren is very lucky because they have a simulator that it not like a computer game. A lot of other teams' simulators are like a computer game but this is close to reality as you are going to get it really.' So i suppose that means Brawn's simulator isn't amazing, but kinda confirms they've got one?

    and lastly..

    Q. How much quicker are you after you shaved?

    JB: 'I don't know! I've only just started shaving! Do you like it? I've trimmed up. I arrived here and thought I was going to be wearing team kit so I thought I would have the cap on, so I didn't get a haircut. So it is a little bit bushy, I must say, but I shaved. I feel a lot younger having shaved.'

    hehehe, really wish i'd been there. It's Stuart doing the interviewing isn't it? Stuart is awesome!

  • lou16/01/2010 at 13:18

    ehehehehehehe, just catching up on interviews from autosport.

    oops forgot to link

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/80926

  • me16/01/2010 at 13:20

    hehehe, really wish i'd been there. It's Stuart doing the interviewing isn't it? Stuart is awesome!

    henry's doing the autosport stage and stuart the f1 racing stand. have you watched the jb videos?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40F28pUNDXk

  • Kathi16/01/2010 at 13:21

    Rami is going to drive Kimi's Fiat (if he is taking part)

  • lou16/01/2010 at 13:21

    henry's doing the autosport stage and stuart the f1 racing stand. have you watched the jb videos?

    there are videos! :D thanks you! :)

  • lou16/01/2010 at 13:23

    mr c did you see my comment about doohickey last night?

  • me16/01/2010 at 13:30

    mr c did you see my comment about doohickey last night?

    i saw it happening myself at 6am, but was on the itouch and couldn't investigate, then i went back to sleep.

    two days ago mediatemple broke doohickey for several hours (although the rest of the site stayed up) with a misconfigured php update. i suspect they achieved something similar last night.

    i didn't touch nuffink though :(

  • me16/01/2010 at 13:31

    i didn't touch nuffink though :(

    oh, wait. is it still happening on the ipod?

  • lou16/01/2010 at 13:32

    oh, wait. is it still happening on the ipod?

    tis still happening on my ipod and laptop too..

  • me16/01/2010 at 13:35

    tis still happening on my ipod and laptop too..

    boo. i assumed it went away again.

    soz, i look now. which laptop browser?

  • lou16/01/2010 at 13:35

    soz, i look now. which laptop browser?

    chome, tis fine in firefox :)

  • me16/01/2010 at 13:36

    chome, tis fine in firefox :)

    annoyingly it's fine in mac chrome :(

  • lou16/01/2010 at 13:36

    annoyingly it's fine in mac chrome :(

    silly vista :(

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 13:37

    annoyingly it's fine in mac chrome :(

    tis fine in my windows 7 chrome too

  • me16/01/2010 at 13:38

    silly vista :(

    last question then. in lclt, realtime or both?

  • lou16/01/2010 at 13:40

    last question then. in lclt, realtime or both?

    in chrome - both.

    in firefox - neither.

  • me16/01/2010 at 13:42

    in chrome - both.

    in firefox - neither.

    fanx

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 13:51

    annoyingly it's fine in mac chrome :(

    it's not on the iphone safari.

    hello, everyone.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/01/2010 at 13:51

    Kimster is sat next to me and he's doing GVSE Biology revision!

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 13:51

    Kimster is sat next to me and he's doing GVSE Biology revision!

    I didn't know you were mates! Hello. :)

  • Scott Woodwiss16/01/2010 at 13:51

    *GCSE

  • Scott Woodwiss16/01/2010 at 13:53

    I didn't know you were mates! Hello. :)

    I've met up with him and Jackie and Maverick and a few others at the Autosport show, we're just all sat having lunch at the moment.

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 13:54

    I've met up with him and Jackie and Maverick and a few others at the Autosport show, we're just all sat having lunch at the moment.

    Ahhh. That explains it. :)

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 13:57

    noooo just when I thought we were having low fuel actual fastest driver actually gets pole qualifying!

    It screws that up as well.

    Oddly enough, I think that's what they're trying to achieve - they want to AVOID that situation.

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 13:58

    Joe has another post on Massa/Alonso that has generated a load of comments. Seems like some people never get fed up of arguing 2007.

    just wait until schumi hits the track...

    3-way title battle between them would be... feisty, to say the list.

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 14:02

    Joe has another post on Massa/Alonso that has generated a load of comments. Seems like some people never get fed up of arguing 2007.

    I would like to put myself firmly in the group of 'not other people.' When that topic comes up here now I tend to go away until its over.

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 14:03

    I would like to put myself firmly in the group of 'not other people.' When that topic comes up here now I tend to go away until its over.

    ooh, not 'some people' rather

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 14:03

    3-way title battle between them would be... feisty, to say the list.

    *least. Oops. Hehe.

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 14:05

    I would like to put myself firmly in the group of 'not other people.' When that topic comes up here now I tend to go away until its over.

    I just can't help lobbing the odd grenade in and watching the reaction.

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 14:06

    I just can't help lobbing the odd grenade in and watching the reaction.

    I don't mind when you do that, I tend to agree with all of your arguments ;)

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 14:08

    NASA have cut the asking price for their space shuttles. You would think they could afford to donate them to museums

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20100116/tsc-nasa-slashes-space-shuttle-prices-4b158bc.html

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 14:08

    I don't mind when you do that, I tend to agree with all of your arguments ;)

    What do you want?

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 14:09

    NASA have cut the asking price for their space shuttles. You would think they could afford to donate them to museums

    Haven't they suffered budget cuts?

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 14:11

    Haven't they suffered budget cuts?

    They have three shuttles which even if they went for full price they would raise $126 million. That makes no difference whatever to NASA. That wouldn't pay for a single launch

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 14:12

    morning!

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 14:13

    What do you want?

    I want to magically have absorbed all the text on the 15 tabs I have open so I can go to sleep since I am getting up in 6.5 hours to go get tickets to The Greatest Charity Event Of All Time.

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 14:14

    I don't mind when you do that, I tend to agree with all of your arguments ;)

    My next comment is waiting for moderation but you and you only can have a preview.

    #confidential

    Steven Roy

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    The fact reminds that LH has the “honourable” record of losing a championship by having 17 points advantage against the second driver with 2 races to go. Never done before. With FA McLaren could have 2007 WC but his mistake in Hungary cost him diary.

    Lewis was a rookie up against a double world champion. No rookie has ever come close to that kind of record but somehow you see it as a negative. The Alonso fans seem to have forgotten that for most of the season Hamilton was ahead of Fernando in the championship but the team did not tell Alonso not to challenge him. Had the team decided with 5 or 6 races to go to make Hamilton their number one and force Alonso to stay behind him Hamilton would have been champion in his rookie season. Seems odd that a team that was 100% in favour of one driver did not stop the other driver taking points from him.

    Reports indicate that the complaint came directly from Lewis’s father.

    Reports are wrong. Anyone who knows anything about the rules of the sport knows that their is no mechanism for a driver’s father to maek a complaint. The idea that the complaint came from Anthony Hamilton is fantasy. The event happened live on TV to a world audience and several commentators on different channels immediately said that they expected the FIA to look into it. This was not something that happened out of site. It happened live in front of a global TV audience of many millions. Anyone who thinks the FIA were not going to take action has not been paying attention since Max got elected.

    My personal opinion is that the FIA should have kept out of it as it was nothing to do with them but Max was gunning for McLaren and was going to take any opportunity to penalise them. Alonso showed a lack of clear thought putting himself in a position to be penalised.

    Everybody involved had declared that the plot was fixed after qualifying. Piquet, Symonds, Stewards, Witness X… that’s a fact.

    Interesting theory but ever so slightly flawed. All of those people are guilty so are covering their own butts when they speak so anyone reading what they say have to say has to bear that in mind. At the stage any of them said that they were trying to minimise their punishment.

    The word of an anonymous witness is worthless even if everyone does know who he is. Symonds refused to answer many of the questions put to him so what he did say is therefore diluted. Flavio said he didn’t know anything about anything. So we are left with Piquet’s idiot child. Are we really going to believe that he is the tactical genius behind this whole plot? Didn’t think so.

    If the plot wasn’t hatched before qualifying why was Alonso on a fuel load that sane, credible people have said was utterly ridiculous and had no chance of being competitive?

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 14:14

    morning!

    Good morning

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 14:15

    Cyril Despres has just arrived to the end of the last special and is the new motorbike Dakar champion (again... :-) )

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 14:15

    I want to magically have absorbed all the text on the 15 tabs I have open so I can go to sleep since I am getting up in 6.5 hours to go get tickets to The Greatest Charity Event Of All Time.

    Forget what is on your screen and get enough sleep so that you can enjoy tomorrow. The internet will still be there tomorrow

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 14:15

    I want to magically have absorbed all the text on the 15 tabs I have open so I can go to sleep since I am getting up in 6.5 hours to go get tickets to The Greatest Charity Event Of All Time.

    that's the official name? ;-)

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 14:16

    Cyril Despres has just arrived to the end of the last special and is the new motorbike Dakar champion (again... :-) )

    How many times is that now? He seems to have been leading the Dakar for 20 years.

  • James16/01/2010 at 14:18

    Speaking on stage at AUTOSPORT International, Moss, who retired from the sport as a 32-year-old following a bad accident at Goodwood in 1962, said that he admires Schumacher's bravery in deciding to come back with Mercedes GP, but doubts the German can add to his tally of eight championships.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/80930

    Do they know something we don't? :)

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 14:18

    Cyril Despres has just arrived to the end of the last special and is the new motorbike Dakar champion (again... :-) )

    Any news on the cars? Is there live coverage available?

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 14:19

    Do they know something we don't? :)

    They can read the future? :D

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 14:19

    that's the official name? ;-)

    according to the tennis forum I am a part of it is called "THE BEST CHARITY DOUBLES MATCH WE WILL PROBABLY NEVER SEE" but I will see it so sucks for them they all live elsewhere :D

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 14:19

    Any news on the cars? Is there live coverage available?

    they start in an hour, i think...

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 14:19

    according to the tennis forum I am a part of it is called "THE BEST CHARITY DOUBLES MATCH WE WILL PROBABLY NEVER SEE" but I will see it so sucks for them they all live elsewhere :D

    was this your other reason for moving to Melbourne?

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 14:20

    How many times is that now? He seems to have been leading the Dakar for 20 years.

    third time, but he and Coma are the real front runners since 2005 (the other two Dakars went to him)

  • James16/01/2010 at 14:20

    They can read the future? :D

    I guess so ;)

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 14:20

    was this your other reason for moving to Melbourne?

    but of course. Sadly because it goes for two weeks it works out a lot more expensive than a grand prix because I just can't help but buy more tickets.

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 14:20

    according to the tennis forum I am a part of it is called "THE BEST CHARITY DOUBLES MATCH WE WILL PROBABLY NEVER SEE" but I will see it so sucks for them they all live elsewhere :D

    :D :D :D

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 14:20

    according to the tennis forum I am a part of it is called "THE BEST CHARITY DOUBLES MATCH WE WILL PROBABLY NEVER SEE" but I will see it so sucks for them they all live elsewhere :D

    Go to bed

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 14:22

    Cyril Despres has just arrived to the end of the last special and is the new motorbike Dakar champion (again... :-) )

    Ullevalsetter second, 'Chaleco' López (Chilean) puts the Aprilia 450 in third place at it's first Dakar

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 14:22

    Go to bed

    only 10 tabs left!

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 14:23

    only 10 tabs left!

    The tabs will still be there in the morning

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 14:23

    Any news on the cars? Is there live coverage available?

    in Latin America, FoxSports is live at the finish line for the next two hours (hope they stay until the arrival of the cars)

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 14:23

    Ullevalsetter second, 'Chaleco' López (Chilean) puts the Aprilia 450 in third place at it's first Dakar

    Good result for Aprilia

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 14:24

    Good result for Aprilia

    Excellent because the 450 it's the obligatory formula from next year

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 14:26

    The tabs will still be there in the morning

    yes but tomorrow I will have to open another 40 or so and I'll never reach the end.

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 14:26

    third time, but he and Coma are the real front runners since 2005 (the other two Dakars went to him)

    Marc Coma is incredible, he always has a smile in his face regardless of the situation and the results... :-)

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 14:26

    Excellent because the 450 it's the obligatory formula from next year

    Even better. I am out of touch with Dakar rules now. That could be a big advantage for them

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 14:27

    yes but tomorrow I will have to open another 40 or so and I'll never reach the end.

    What's worse. Never reaching the end of your tabs or never reaching the tennis because you can't wake up after 40 minutes sleep.

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 14:29

    What's worse. Never reaching the end of your tabs or never reaching the tennis because you can't wake up after 40 minutes sleep.

    I will totally wake up because my flatmate will make me :D And because I am awesome I just put this on my phone so I can instantly know if getting up at 7.30 was worth it or not.

    (7.30 because my flatmate decided we should walk the 2.4km to Fed Square instead of getting a tram)

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 14:33

    Even better. I am out of touch with Dakar rules now. That could be a big advantage for them

    They and Yamaha will have the advantage. It will depend of what KTM does, they're not very happy with the change (obvious after they've won the last 9 editions with big bikes...)

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 14:37

    I will totally wake up because my flatmate will make me :D And because I am awesome I just put this on my phone so I can instantly know if getting up at 7.30 was worth it or not.

    (7.30 because my flatmate decided we should walk the 2.4km to Fed Square instead of getting a tram)

    Your flatmate is crazy. Get the tram and you will be further up the queue

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 14:38

    They and Yamaha will have the advantage. It will depend of what KTM does, they're not very happy with the change (obvious after they've won the last 9 editions with big bikes...)

    I always thought the point of Dakar bikes was that they were big. Dropping the engine size seems odd to me.

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 14:39

    I always thought the point of Dakar bikes was that they were big. Dropping the engine size seems odd to me.

    costs... the driving force of today's sport :-(

  • me16/01/2010 at 15:10

    fingers crossed, the realtime issue may be solved on iphone safari.

    if lou's around and can test on on vista/chrome that'd be appreciated.

  • lou16/01/2010 at 15:13

    if lou's around and can test on on vista/chrome that'd be appreciated.

    am here... seems fine now thank you :D

  • me16/01/2010 at 15:14

    am here... seems fine now thank you :D

    yay. cheers.

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 15:26

    Morning.

    Just come back from watching Avatar.

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 15:29

    The Argentinian brothers Patronelli have just arrived to a comfortable one-two in the quads :-)

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 15:30

    fingers crossed, the realtime issue may be solved on iphone safari.

    so it does. :)

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 15:30

    Just come back from watching Avatar.

    ...and? :D

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 15:30

    Just come back from watching Avatar.

    did you like it?

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 15:31

    #dakar

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/dakar_rally_2010.html

    Big Picture - Dakar 2010 edition.

  • Danny16/01/2010 at 15:35

    Big Picture - Dakar 2010 edition.

    Wow! Some of those pictures are fantastic!

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 15:36

    Just come back from watching Avatar.

    ...and? :D

    The movie is very good. Story is weak, but special effects were brilliant and imaginative.

    The 3D part I was not so impressed with. It was nice, but it did not add to the movie in my opinion. You sorta see objects in front of others, but because the focus does not change you cannot really look at them. In fact, in some cases you get a bit disoriented by it. But it was very entertaining and not a "long" 3 hours like Lord of The Rings was...

    ...Having said that, everything about going to the movies annoys me. I'd much rather curl up on the couch and watch a DVD!

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 15:36

    Big Picture - Dakar 2010 edition.

    The Dakar always provides stunning images, it's amazing :D

    (BTW, I was sitting 30 meters down the road from picture 7... ;-) )

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 15:39

    (BTW, I was sitting 30 meters down the road from picture 7... ;-) )

    That.is.AMAZING.

    Did you stay in the river too? :)

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 15:40

    The 3D part I was not so impressed with. It was nice, but it did not add to the movie in my opinion. You sorta see objects in front of others, but because the focus does not change you cannot really look at them. In fact, in some cases you get a bit disoriented by it. But it was very entertaining and not a "long" 3 hours like Lord of The Rings was...

    my thoughts. brilliant movie visually (I would say almost perfect), common story.

    ...Having said that, everything about going to the movies annoys me. I'd much rather curl up on the couch and watch a DVD!

    but there are movies that are meant to be seen at the cinema, unless you have a projector and 25 powerful speakers ...

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 15:41

    Did you stay in the river too? :)

    no, we were there really early in the morning so we didn't need to ;-)

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 15:42

    but there are movies that are meant to be seen at the cinema, unless you have a projector and 25 powerful speakers ...

    Which is why I put up with the boneheads that work there and the annoying people in the movie theatre...

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 15:47

    #dakar

    Sainz losing 6 seconds to Al-Attiyah at the 66km mark, still 2'44 in front. This will be really really close... :D

  • Danny16/01/2010 at 15:49

    Which is why I put up with the boneheads that work there and the annoying people in the movie theatre...

    It astounds me what some people consider to be acceptable behaviour in a cinema. But I'm in a good mood at the moment so won't get started on that.

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 15:50

    #dakar

    Sainz losing 6 seconds to Al-Attiyah at the 66km mark, still 2'44 in front. This will be really really close... :D

    Good on VW for letting them race! This will be oh-so-tight. I want Sainz to win!

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 15:51

    Good on VW for letting them race! This will be oh-so-tight. I want Sainz to win!

    Although you'd have to remember Sainz started 4 MINUTES behind Al-Attiyah, and is now practically right with him.

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 15:51

    Good on VW for letting them race! This will be oh-so-tight. I want Sainz to win!

    You and millions of Argentinians. There is strong relationship with him from his days in the WRC. And he deserves it...

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 15:52

    You and millions of Argentinians. There is strong relationship with him from his days in the WRC. And he deserves it...

    Too much heartbreak for Sainz in the last few years of Dakar for him to miss out again...

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 15:52

    Good on VW for letting them race! This will be oh-so-tight. I want Sainz to win!

    You and millions of Argentinians. There is strong relationship with him from his days in the WRC. And he deserves it...

    I want Sainz to win too!

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 15:53

    Too much heartbreak for Sainz in the last few years of Dakar for him to miss out again...

    2008 was really heartbreaking :-(

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 15:54

    2008 was really heartbreaking :-(

    You meant 2009, surely?

    That will be nothing compared to this year if he misses out again.

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 15:54

    Good on VW for letting them race! This will be oh-so-tight. I want Sainz to win!

    it will be a 200km WRC special, specially because of the people involved...

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 15:54

    You meant 2009, surely?

    yes! :-)

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 15:57

    noooooo! damn FoxSports. They're ending the live coverage now :-(

    Well, it's back to the live tracking...

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 16:03

    it will be a 200km WRC special, specially because of the people involved...

    Ahhh. Right. I may have misinterpreted the start times. :D

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 16:07

    Sainz just 18s slower than Al-Attiyah at 60% distance. Come on!!!

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 16:09

    Sainz just 18s slower than Al-Attiyah at 60% distance. Come on!!!

    fortunately for him Chicherit is going fast in front of him, so he probably won't catch him before the end

  • Alison in Dubai16/01/2010 at 16:10

    Yo yo. Home :)

    I'm having a bit of sensory overload!

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 16:10

    fortunately for him Chicherit is going fast in front of him, so he probably won't catch him before the end

    Even if he does, I'm pretty sure they've already been asked to stay out of the way of the VWs if need be.

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 16:10

    I'm having a bit of sensory overload!

    How was it? Best weekend of your life? :D

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 16:11

    I'm having a bit of sensory overload!

    too many new things?

  • Nick in Dubai16/01/2010 at 16:24

    How was it? Best weekend of your life? :D

    Twas amazing, their aren't enough swimming pools with views of f1 tracks!

    Or cocktail bars on bridges over tracks for that matter.

    Company wasnt too bad either :)

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 16:25

    Does anyone know a good free Programme that can copy a playlist from an iPod to a PC?

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 16:26

    Twas amazing, their aren't enough swimming pools with views of f1 tracks!

    There has to be one or two in Singapore - and let's not forget Monaco... :D

    Company wasnt too bad either :)

    HA! :P

    You and Alison both here?

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 16:26

    test comment

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 16:27

    Can anyone recommend how to copy a playlist from an iPod to a PC?

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 16:27

    weird... sorry about the double comment :(

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 16:27

    Can anyone recommend how to copy a playlist from an iPod to a PC?

    No idea, sorry.

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 16:29

    25 km to go and Sainz still leading by more than 2 minutes. It's looking good!

  • Nick in Dubai16/01/2010 at 16:30

    You and Alison both here?

    Yeah Nick stole the internet cable to order pizza.

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 16:31

    Yeah Nick stole the internet cable to order pizza.

    So this must be Alison, then... :D

  • Nick in Dubai16/01/2010 at 16:33

    So this must be Alison, then... :D

    Yah he's too distracted putting the pizza people on hold by accident....

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 16:34

    Yah he's too distracted putting the pizza people on hold by accident....

    Heheh!

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 16:35

    they arrived, waiting for confirmation of the final times, but Carlos Sainz is the Dakar 2010 winner!! :D

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 16:36

    they arrived, waiting for confirmation of the final times, but Carlos Sainz is the Dakar 2010 winner!! :D

    YEAAAAH! Well done Carlos! :D

  • Nick in Dubai16/01/2010 at 16:36

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/imag0345

    The bain of Alisons life...

  • Nick in Dubai16/01/2010 at 16:37

    Yah he's too distracted putting the pizza people on hold by accident....

    They deserved it!

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 16:37

    The bain of Alisons life...

    woah

    afternoon everyone

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 16:38

    The bain of Alisons life...

    :D Oooh, mood lighting!

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 16:40

    GRRR

    GP2 have got twitter....

    They are @feeder_series.

    boo

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 16:41

    #dakar

    Sainz 2'12 in front of Al-Attiyah, and almost 33' in front of Miller. 1-2-3 for the VW Touareg

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 16:42

    #dakar

    Sainz 2'12 in front of Al-Attiyah, and almost 33' in front of Miller. 1-2-3 for the VW Touareg

    I should add: WOOOOOOHHHHOOOOO! :D

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 16:42

    They are @feeder_series.

    Why didn't they get @GP2_series?

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 16:43

    Why didn't they get @GP2_series?

    no idea!

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 16:43

    I should add: WOOOOOOHHHHOOOOO! :D

    Crowd MUST be going bonkers right now!

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 16:43

    Why didn't they get @GP2_series?

    no idea!

    and they even started tweeting before i did! so i have no idea why they went for the underscore

  • Nick in Dubai16/01/2010 at 16:44

    :D Oooh, mood lighting!

    the lack of an off switch didn't put her in a good mood!

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 16:45

    the lack of an off switch didn't put her in a good mood!

    am not sure that's what it means by mood lighting!

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 16:45

    Crowd MUST be going bonkers right now!

    waiting for some TV feed of the place, but surely. And tomorrow in Buenos Aires will be amazing...

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 16:47

    the lack of an off switch didn't put her in a good mood!

    am not sure that's what it means by mood lighting!

    :D Hehehe. I'm sure you had fun in spite of the oddball remote switch.

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 16:49

    #dakar

    Sainz 2'12 in front of Al-Attiyah, and almost 33' in front of Miller. 1-2-3 for the VW Touareg

    Robby Gordon also looks on course to finish 7th in the final standings, an excellent result for the American and NASCAR driver.

  • Alison in Dubai16/01/2010 at 16:56

    :D Hehehe. I'm sure you had fun in spite of the oddball remote switch.

    Yeah we had awesome fun. It was very beautiful.

  • Alison in Dubai16/01/2010 at 16:57

    I'm glad I had packed an evening dress or I might have felt very out of place!

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 16:59

    Yeah we had awesome fun. It was very beautiful.

    Understatement of the year? Hehehe. :)

    I'm glad I had packed an evening dress or I might have felt very out of place!

    Referring to the nightclub?

  • Alison in Dubai16/01/2010 at 17:04

    Referring to the nightclub?

    Generally!! Very much a dress for dinner kind of place :P Nick is very keen to tell you the restaurant was opposite the paddock!

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 17:05

    Generally!! Very much a dress for dinner kind of place :P Nick is very keen to tell you the restaurant was opposite the paddock!

    Everywhere? Wow - that IS swanky.

  • Nick in Dubai16/01/2010 at 17:07

    Everywhere? Wow - that IS swanky.

    The lobby is pretty much the same as the ship in hitchhikers guide the galaxy.

    Very White, with a bit of silver here and there!

    Lifts also awesome, they leave the doors open when they wait on a floor!

  • Alison in Dubai16/01/2010 at 17:08

    Lifts also awesome, they leave the doors open when they wait on a floor!

    What he means is they were very shiny and someone likes to pose.....

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 17:09

    Lifts also awesome, they leave the doors open when they wait on a floor!

    What he means is they were very shiny and someone likes to pose.....

    Vain much? Hehehe. :D

  • Alison in Dubai16/01/2010 at 17:11

    Hurry up pizza!!!

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 17:17

    Hurry up pizza!!!

    How many minutes has it been already, anyway?

  • Alison in Dubai16/01/2010 at 17:32

    How many minutes has it been already, anyway?

    Too Long!

  • Journeyer16/01/2010 at 17:34

    Too Long!

    Indeed so. Good luck with that.

    Anyway, must get to bed. Good night, folks. :)

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 17:50

    Anyway, must get to bed. Good night, folks. :)

    ooh! night J

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 17:57

    Too Long!

    Indeed so. Good luck with that.

    Anyway, must get to bed. Good night, folks. :)

    Night.

    Don't stop believing ;)

  • me16/01/2010 at 18:12

    liking this post from manipe: http://www.manipef1.com/blog/articles/6/

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 18:50

    So who's at this Karting malarke?

  • me16/01/2010 at 18:51

    So who's at this Karting malarke?

    i think... everyone :)

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 18:51

    i think... everyone :)

    looks like it!

    think i've asked this, but is the NEC wireless enabled?

  • RG16/01/2010 at 18:52

    i think... everyone :)

    I'm wandering around. Doing something.

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 18:53

    I'm wandering around. Doing something.

    I'm planning something quite epic

  • me16/01/2010 at 18:53

    think i've asked this, but is the NEC wireless enabled?

    across the whole site.

  • RG16/01/2010 at 18:53

    I'm planning something quite epic

    Yay for epic-ness

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 18:53

    across the whole site.

    oh wow. cool

  • me16/01/2010 at 18:54

    across the whole site.

    oh wow. cool

    no, no, no.

    i can't one multi-task. i meant to say...

    across the whole site, no.

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 18:54

    across the whole site, no.

    ah. thought so

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 18:55

    ah. thought so

    ta

  • lou16/01/2010 at 18:56

    i think... everyone :)

    i'm doing creative things at home, and trying not to worry about not getting a uni offer... even though that's ages away.. :D what's everyone else up to?

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 18:59

    i'm doing creative things at home, and trying not to worry about not getting a uni offer... even though that's ages away.. :D what's everyone else up to?

    I'm having a quiet drunk night in or as we like to call it #drunkentwitternight with the girls... :D

  • me16/01/2010 at 18:59

    i'm doing creative things at home, and trying not to worry about not getting a uni offer... even though that's ages away.. :D what's everyone else up to?

    show notes for this weeks (offline) show.

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 19:00

    i'm doing creative things at home, and trying not to worry about not getting a uni offer... even though that's ages away.. :D what's everyone else up to?

    about to go cook steak :D

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 19:00

    I'm having a quiet drunk night in or as we like to call it #drunkentwitternight with the girls... :D

    Twitter + drink = bad.

  • guille230616/01/2010 at 19:00

    i'm doing creative things at home, and trying not to worry about not getting a uni offer... even though that's ages away.. :D what's everyone else up to?

    I've just seen Twister for the fourth or tenth time. Great movie :-)

    Out to work in the garden now

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 19:00

    Twitter + drink = bad.

    Oh I know.... I'm quite the expert at it by now ;)

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 19:00

    show notes for this weeks (offline) show.

    It's impossible when you keep commenting.

    SHOOOOO!

  • RG16/01/2010 at 19:01

    i'm doing creative things at home, and trying not to worry about not getting a uni offer... even though that's ages away.. :D what's everyone else up to?

    Football Manager.

    Need to do something else. Ooooh, food.

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 19:01

    Oh I know.... I'm quite the expert at it by now ;)

    Heh!

    Just remember not to typo the word 'amazing'. :)

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 19:02

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/1-1241276800371

    What is this? and the comment probably needs deleting

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 19:02

    Just remember not to typo the word 'amazing'. :)

    Care to explain?

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 19:04

    Care to explain?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/lukeh-tweets-png

    I have nothing to say on the matter. :)

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 19:06

    I have nothing to say on the matter. :)

    Hhahaha some classic drunken tweeting there Mr Lukeh! Excellent :D :D

  • me16/01/2010 at 19:07

    What is this? and the comment probably needs deleting

    pass, i check.

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 19:17

    I'm quite glad we're doing an offline show this week. I am struggling to convince Mr C into talking about the rankings without swearing.

  • me16/01/2010 at 19:17

    I'm quite glad we're doing an offline show this week. I am struggling to convince Mr C into talking about the rankings without swearing.

    ****

  • lou16/01/2010 at 19:21

    I'm quite glad we're doing an offline show this week. I am struggling to convince Mr C into talking about the rankings without swearing.

    aw i'm sad you're doing an offline show, i don't feel like i've had a proper sunday in weeks ;)

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 19:23

    aw i'm sad you're doing an offline show, i don't feel like i've had a proper sunday in weeks ;)

    I've never experienced a live show properly yet either :(

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 19:23

    aw i'm sad you're doing an offline show, i don't feel like i've had a proper sunday in weeks ;)

    Better than no show though.

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 19:23

    Evem with just 1 camera (grr) I heart Jenson's Q&A with the fans at ASI.

  • RG16/01/2010 at 19:24

    I'm quite glad we're doing an offline show this week. I am struggling to convince Mr C into talking about the rankings without swearing.

    Just don't put bleeps in again if he has to swear. (looking at you Scott) so I don't end up waking up at 3am.

  • lou16/01/2010 at 19:26

    Better than no show though.

    this is true :)

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 19:35

    I'm quite glad we're doing an offline show this week. I am struggling to convince Mr C into talking about the rankings without swearing.

    Just don't put bleeps in again if he has to swear. (looking at you Scott) so I don't end up waking up at 3am.

    Should be using F1 sounds instead of bleeps anyway ;)

  • me16/01/2010 at 19:36

    Should be using F1 sounds instead of bleeps anyway ;)

    hehe. that we have.

  • patw16/01/2010 at 20:04

    About to kart. No sign of

    Andy :(

  • me16/01/2010 at 20:04

    About to kart. No sign of

    Andy :(

    oh no. is everyone else there?

  • patw16/01/2010 at 20:10

    alia & brother, jackie, scott, scott's dad, kimster, chris, plus random extras. Alia thought you may be coming to record

  • me16/01/2010 at 20:11

    alia & brother, jackie, scott, scott's dad, kimster, chris, plus random extras. Alia thought you may be coming to record

    ah no, very busy sadly. i thought startledbunny was recording?

  • patw16/01/2010 at 20:20

    bunny is on his way home. Catch ya later

  • Turkey Machine16/01/2010 at 20:30

    I. Hate. Hangovers.

    That is all.

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 20:34

    I. Hate. Hangovers.

    That is all.

    Oh dear.... I'm well on my way to getting ****** tonight! More drink will maybe help? ;)

  • RG16/01/2010 at 20:35

    That is all.

    Sooo, good morning then?

  • me16/01/2010 at 20:37

    Oh dear.... I'm well on my way to getting ****** tonight! More drink will maybe help? ;)

    ^^corrected!

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 20:38

    ^^corrected!

    Ooops, sorry! You know I've been worrying about swearing on here... I do have a potty mouth :( I'll try harder....

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 20:39

    Ooops, sorry! You know I've been worrying about swearing on here... I do have a potty mouth :( I'll try harder....

    I covered my eyes at the right moment ;)

  • me16/01/2010 at 20:39

    Ooops, sorry! You know I've been worrying about swearing on here... I do have a potty mouth :( I'll try harder....

    but think of the children!

    ;)

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 20:41

    but think of the children!

    Hahaha, I will I promise, I'll be good *angel face* :)

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 20:42

    but think of the children!

    You can talk! What happens if I say... rankings!!

  • me16/01/2010 at 20:43

    You can talk! What happens if I say... rankings!!

    &*%$*£% %@@*

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 20:44

    &*%$*£% %@@*

    totally.

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 20:45

    You can talk! What happens if I say... rankings!!

    &*%$*£% %@@*

    Same here!!!

  • lou16/01/2010 at 20:45

    You can talk! What happens if I say... rankings!!

    ah .. see i don't mind people telling me Jenson is no.1 :P however apart from p1.. i think they are crazy! :)

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 20:46

    You can talk! What happens if I say... rankings!!

    I was actually quite pleasantly surprised at where they ranked Jarno :D

  • me16/01/2010 at 20:47

    ah .. see i don't mind people telling me Jenson is no.1 :P however apart from p1.. i think they are crazy! :)

    just wait until they tell you kimi is ranked higher because he took part in more ice rallies.

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 20:47

    You can talk! What happens if I say... rankings!!

    I was actually quite pleasantly surprised at where they ranked Jarno :D

    Above Alonso?

    Pfft!

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 20:47

    I was actually quite pleasantly surprised at where they ranked Jarno :D

    I bet Alonso was too!

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 20:47

    I bet Alonso was too!

    Surprised, that is. Probably not pleasantly!

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 20:48

    Above Alonso?

    Pfft!

    Why of course.... I'm a die-hard Jarno fan :D

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 20:48

    I was actually quite pleasantly surprised at where they ranked Jarno :D

    I've always appreciated it when people come 4th in competions. To me, finishing 4th is definitely a winners finish.

  • RG16/01/2010 at 20:48

    I bet Alonso was too!

    I was shocked when Timo wasn't in the top 10.

    Though that might be down to bias

  • lou16/01/2010 at 20:50

    just wait until they tell you kimi is ranked higher because he took part in more ice rallies.

    i just like seeing Jenson with a '1' next to his name... usually it's something like '16' :)

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 20:51

    Above Alonso?

    Pfft!

    Why of course.... I'm a die-hard Jarno fan :D

    :D

    In fairness though, it's a bit rich saying that a guy who won one race is better than a double world champion... especially when car performance was part of it!

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 20:54

    In fairness though, it's a bit rich saying that a guy who won one race is better than a double world champion... especially when car performance was part of it!

    I know, I know, however much I love Jarno, even I can't say honestly that he's better than Alonso but the whole thing still made me smile A LOT :)

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 20:54

    In fairness though, it's a bit rich saying that a guy who won one race is better than a double world champion... especially when car performance was part of it!

    I know, I know, however much I love Jarno, even I can't say honestly that he's better than Alonso but the whole thing still made me smile A LOT :)

    Good for you ;)

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 20:54

    I know, I know, however much I love Jarno, even I can't say honestly that he's better than Alonso but the whole thing still made me smile A LOT :)

    Spare a thought for those of us who have favourite drivers in 243rd :(

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 20:55

    In fairness though, it's a bit rich saying that a guy who won one race is better than a double world champion... especially when car performance was part of it!

    Jarno is better than Alonso though

    We are talking about the Train Rankings right?

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 20:55

    We are talking about the Train Rankings right?

    I thought it might be wine.

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 20:55

    Spare a thought for those of us who have favourite drivers in 243rd :(

    Bourdais was the second best Frenchman last year though...

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 20:55

    Jarno is better than Alonso though

    We are talking about the Train Rankings right?

    Ooooh..... you big meanie! You make me cry now :(

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 20:56

    Spare a thought for those of us who have favourite drivers in 243rd :(

    Awww :(

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 20:56

    i am awake! I cant walk! Stupid sunbum

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 20:56

    Spare a thought for those of us who have favourite drivers in 243rd :(

    this is how obserd the ranking is....the top 3 drivers in the BTCC are higher than him!! how does that work!!

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 20:57

    Spare a thought for those of us who have favourite drivers in 243rd :(

    this is how obserd the ranking is....the top 3 drivers in the BTCC are higher than him!! how does that work!!

    Dude, Nakajima, Sutil and Woman are in the top 50, higher than Kristensen and McNish!!!

    http://f1numbers.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/castrol-driver-rankings/

  • RG16/01/2010 at 20:57

    this is how obserd the ranking is....the top 3 drivers in the BTCC are higher than him!! how does that work!!

    There has to be a more logical system, well, I don't think it would be too hard.

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 20:59

    Dude, Nakajima, Sutil and Woman are in the top 50, higher than Kristensen and McNish!!!

    ugh

  • RG16/01/2010 at 21:00

    Dude, Nakajima, Sutil and Woman are in the top 50, higher than Kristensen and McNish!!!

    I don't get how Nakajima, who scored nul point, finished ahead of Sutil, who got something like 6?

  • me16/01/2010 at 21:00

    Dude, Nakajima, Sutil and Woman are in the top 50, higher than Kristensen and McNish!!!

    ugh

    what we need is a really bad pay driver to come into f1 in 2010 and finish consistently last every race.

    they'll end up in the top 10 easy :)

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 21:00

    Ooooh..... you big meanie! You make me cry now :(

    I'm just saying, British Rail could learn from Jarno's wonderfully crafted trains!

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 21:00

    Dude, Nakajima, Sutil and Woman are in the top 50, higher than Kristensen and McNish!!!

    I don't get how Nakajima, who scored nul point, finished ahead of Sutil, who got something like 6?

    Beats me too. Nakajima was awful in 2009 and yet he is in the top 50?

  • me16/01/2010 at 21:00

    I don't get how Nakajima, who scored nul point, finished ahead of Sutil, who got something like 6?

    DC it rewards consistency and finishing. and that it's a good thing.

    yes. for someone as slow as him maybe.

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 21:02

    I'm just saying, British Rail could learn from Jarno's wonderfully crafted trains!

    Something you should know.... never EVER mention the 'Trulli Train' in front of me.... *has a tantrum*

  • Kathi16/01/2010 at 21:02

    i am awake! I cant walk! Stupid sunbum

    Good morning. Dare I ask where you have your sunburn?

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 21:02

    I don't get how Nakajima, who scored nul point, finished ahead of Sutil, who got something like 6?

    DC it rewards consistency and finishing. and that it's a good thing.

    yes. for someone as slow as him maybe.

    But not points, wins or podiums if you are not in F1 it seems...

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 21:02

    Something you should know.... never EVER mention the 'Trulli Train' in front of me.... *has a tantrum*

    What about the Trulliometer?

  • Lukah16/01/2010 at 21:04

    Something you should know.... never EVER mention the 'Trulli Train' in front of me.... *has a tantrum*

    Damn that Lukeh and his rudeness. *shakes fist*

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 21:04

    What about the Trulliometer?

    Mmmh.. what is that?

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 21:04

    Damn that Lukeh and his rudeness. *shakes fist*

    Hahahaha

  • RG16/01/2010 at 21:04

    Mmmh.. what is that?

    cough on the wiki cough

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 21:05

    cough on the wiki cough

    Oh no... do I dare look? :(

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 21:06

    Hmm, I'm having a lot of odd problems all of a sudden. When I try to load pages on the site it's asking me if I want to save the page instead of loading it up (??) and I'm getting could not be submitted messages when on doohickey despite comments posting.

    Probably just my net again but thought I'd flag up just in case

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 21:06

    cough on the wiki cough

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

    It's not mean, we just have to keep an eye on Jarno's mood swings :)

  • me16/01/2010 at 21:06

    Probably just my net again but thought I'd flag up just in case

    odd. which browser?

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 21:07

    odd. which browser?

    Firefox. 3.6 beta mind you. Has been working fine though since installing for the past week or so, just all of a sudden.

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 21:08

    Hmm, seems alright again now. That was very odd.

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 21:08

    Hmm, seems alright again now. That was very odd.

    Maybe it was Barrowman?

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 21:08

    It's not mean, we just have to keep an eye on Jarno's mood swings :)

    Ah okay, awww bless ickle Jarno! Me still loves him though :)

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 21:08

    Hmm, seems alright again now. That was very odd.

    Muwuhahahahah!

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 21:09

    Maybe it was Barrowman?

    *shakes fist*

  • Turkey Machine16/01/2010 at 21:25

    Oh dear.... I'm well on my way to getting ****** tonight! More drink will maybe help? ;)

    Noted. Saira, PUB! :D

  • me16/01/2010 at 21:29

    (hearts) this title:

    http://www.motorsportmusings.co.uk/2010/01/sainz-sealed-delivered/

  • Saira16/01/2010 at 21:30

    Noted. Saira, PUB! :D

    Oh sure... :D

  • RG16/01/2010 at 21:31

    (hearts) this title:

    Wonder if there is a job for The Sun available?

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 21:32

    Wonder if there is a job for The Sun available?

    Ouch! poor Dank!!

  • RG16/01/2010 at 21:34

    Ouch! poor Dank!!

    It was a compliment. A very good pun

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 21:35

    It was a compliment. A very good pun

    Definitely a compliment. The Sun have the best puns in the world. Shame they can't follow it up with decent reporting, but I guess you can't have everything.

  • dank16/01/2010 at 21:38

    It was a compliment. A very good pun

    Thank you. I put it past the other-half first and she rolled her eyes at me! I've since told her to concentrate on taking pictures instead. Ha!

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 21:45

    Thank you. I put it past the other-half first and she rolled her eyes at me! I've since told her to concentrate on taking pictures instead. Ha!

    Rolled eyes and groans are the sign of a good pun - just ask Alex!

  • Alex Andronov16/01/2010 at 21:52

    Rolled eyes and groans are the sign of a good pun - just ask Alex!

    I seem to have arrived at just the right time!

  • Amy16/01/2010 at 21:54

    oh my god epic line is epic. Should have camped overnight

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 21:57

    Evening all

  • lou16/01/2010 at 21:57

    i've seen the autosport interview with Jenson a few times and i get the impression Jenson would have been very happy to have conducted the fan Q&A on his own, he seems to be quiet good at presenting... not that he'd eve become a presenter, just an observation.

  • RG16/01/2010 at 21:58

    i've seen the autosport interview with Jenson a few times and i get the impression Jenson would have been very happy to have conducted the fan Q&A on his own, he seems to be quiet good at presenting... not that he'd eve become a presenter, just an observation.

    Hmmm. Can Jenson retire now and replace Eddie Jordan?

    Evnin Steven

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 21:59

    Hmmm. Can Jenson retire now and replace Eddie Jordan?

    He could replace Ant and give him a drive

  • lou16/01/2010 at 22:01

    Hmmm. Can Jenson retire now and replace Eddie Jordan?

    while that would be awesome... he isn't allowed to retire yet :P

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 22:01

    Hmmm. Can Jenson retire now and replace Eddie Jordan?

    He could replace Ant and give him a drive

    Yeah... he's had his turn after all ;)

  • RG16/01/2010 at 22:01

    He could replace Ant and give him a drive

    But who would want Ant in there team?

  • lou16/01/2010 at 22:02

    He could replace Ant and give him a drive

    oooh.. Jenson is good at commentary.. and listening to him talk lots over a weekend would be cool.... but i (heart) ant's commentary too..

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 22:02

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/01/16/is-2010-the-year-the-f1-testing-died/

  • Maverick16/01/2010 at 22:02

    Good evening

  • lou16/01/2010 at 22:02

    But who would want Ant in there team?

    oii!!

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 22:03

    i've seen the autosport interview with Jenson a few times and i get the impression Jenson would have been very happy to have conducted the fan Q&A on his own, he seems to be quiet good at presenting... not that he'd eve become a presenter, just an observation.

    He was a good presenter wasn't he? Very friendly and funny :)

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 22:03

    But who would want Ant in there team?

    Quite clearly no-one or he would have a drive

  • RG16/01/2010 at 22:03

    oii!!

    True that, he is a good test driver

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 22:03

    Hi Maverick

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 22:03

    He was a good presenter wasn't he? Very friendly and funny :)

    Also he seemed geniunely thankful for what Rubens did with him over 2009 which is always excellent in my books :P

  • Maverick16/01/2010 at 22:04

    Anything happening?

  • Maverick16/01/2010 at 22:09

    Anything happening?

    I guess not :-)

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 22:10

    I guess not :-)

    am just uploading a clip from Dr Who confidential :)

  • Maverick16/01/2010 at 22:12

    am just uploading a clip from Dr Who confidential :)

    I'm still to watch the end of time you know

  • me16/01/2010 at 22:12

    Anything happening?

    I guess not :-)

    peoples are karting. how's you?

  • RG16/01/2010 at 22:13

    I guess not :-)

    Apart from those karters, nothing at all.

  • Maverick16/01/2010 at 22:13

    peoples are karting. how's you?

    i's good, didn't feel in the mood for karting though

  • Steven Roy16/01/2010 at 22:14

    i's good, didn't feel in the mood for karting though

    Hypothermia doesn't appeal then?

  • Maverick16/01/2010 at 22:15

    Hypothermia doesn't appeal then?

    probably would have fallen asleep at the wheel to be fair

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 22:20

    Film Watch ping: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/01/16/film-watch-28-the-incredibles/

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 22:21

    If the Dr Who fans are interested, have uploaded Tennant's goodbye.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEKpk9YnR4k

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 22:21

    If the Dr Who fans are interested, have uploaded Tennant's goodbye.

    Are you trying to make me cry????

  • Lukeh16/01/2010 at 22:22

    Are you trying to make me cry????

    No!

  • lou16/01/2010 at 22:23

    If the Dr Who fans are interested, have uploaded Tennant's goodbye.

    Are you trying to make me cry????

    oh.. i haven't seen it yet.. will it make me cry too?

  • Christine16/01/2010 at 22:23

    oh.. i haven't seen it yet.. will it make me cry too?

    Yes.

  • lou16/01/2010 at 22:24

    Yes.

    okay, i'm going to chance it..

  • James16/01/2010 at 22:25

    Are you trying to make me cry????

    Didn't make me cry this time round, although I've watched it quite a lot :)

  • lou16/01/2010 at 22:27

    okay, i'm going to chance it..

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i don't want him to go! that's so sweet! am gonna need to cheer myself up with some happy jenson videos now..

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 22:28

    If the Dr Who fans are interested, have uploaded Tennant's goodbye.

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=mEKpk9YnR4k

    That is very cool!

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 22:49

    From Scott Woodwiss on Facebook:

    "Shout out to everyone I met at the Autosport show and at karting today. Had an absolutely fantastic time, was brilliant meeting you all and defo have to do it again. 3 hour journey home now! :D"

  • Scott Woodwiss16/01/2010 at 22:50

    Hey guys! What an awesome day! Made the final of the karting too! :D

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 22:51

    Hey guys! What an awesome day! Made the final of the karting too! :D

    Hey Scott - didn't think you would get on here for a while so I re-facebooked your comment ;)

  • Maverick16/01/2010 at 22:51

    "Shout out to everyone I met at the Autosport show and at karting today. Had an absolutely fantastic time, was brilliant meeting you all and defo have to do it again. 3 hour journey home now! :D"

    No mention of how did in karting? He blew the others away on the simulator.

  • Maverick16/01/2010 at 22:51

    Hey guys! What an awesome day! Made the final of the karting too! :D

    Ah... see!

  • RubberGoat16/01/2010 at 22:52

    No mention of how did in karting? He blew the others away on the simulator.

    That doesn't surprise me!

  • Scott Woodwiss16/01/2010 at 22:52

    Hey Scott - didn't think you would get on here for a while so I re-facebooked your comment ;)

    phone battery is in the red so if I disappear then that's why! :P

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 22:52

    No mention of how did in karting? He blew the others away on the simulator.

    which one?

  • RG16/01/2010 at 22:53

    phone battery is in the red so if I disappear then that's why! :P

    Any crashes?

  • Scott Woodwiss16/01/2010 at 22:53

    which one?

    mobll 1 simulator. got fastest lap of the day at the time! :D

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 22:54

    mobll 1 simulator. got fastest lap of the day at the time! :D

    ooh, not sure i saw that one.

    I tried the Williams one. did you see the Bamboo Engineering one? that was amazing

  • Scott Woodwiss16/01/2010 at 22:54

    Any crashes?

    One or two little mishaps, nothing major.

  • Scott Woodwiss16/01/2010 at 22:56

    I tried the Williams one. did you see the Bamboo Engineering one? that was amazing

    Was that the one on the 3 hydraulic arms? yeah that was great!

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 22:57

    Was that the one on the 3 hydraulic arms? yeah that was great!

    yeah. very cool

  • Jon Waldock16/01/2010 at 23:57

    #jonfact for you...

    I hate autosport, because the day's after I get withdrawal symptoms and want to a) get back into a kart (although hoorah, endurance kart race this week!) and b) want to do a season of something.

    I love talking about it, and interviewing people over the last 2 days was alot of fun, but then i get back to my prison-cell-esq-room and read through the leaflets and brochures i was given and think "ho hum"

  • lou16/01/2010 at 23:59

    I hate autosport, because the day's after I get withdrawal symptoms

    each year i've been to goodwood i've had withdrawal symptoms too.

  • Jon Waldock17/01/2010 at 00:05

    I gotta try and sleep. Last few days is going to catch up with me!

    Adios

  • Pat W17/01/2010 at 18:57

    No mention of how did in karting? He blew the others away on the simulator.

    That he did.

    Me: 1m44s (two spins)

    Chris: 1m42s (1.5 spins?)

    Scott: 1m09s

    yeah..

  • Chris17/01/2010 at 18:59

    Chris: 1m42s (1.5 spins?)

    Just got out my certificate. It was 1:43.290.

  • Alianora La Canta17/01/2010 at 21:41

    So who's at this Karting malarke? {Comment #372}

    22 people. Five people from Sidepodcast, four people from GPWizard, Patrick from Motorsports Ramblings, Antony from Twitter, my brother and I and eight people who signed on with the circuit directly.

  • Andy Taylor17/01/2010 at 21:42

    22 people. Five people from Sidepodcast, four people from GPWizard, Patrick from Motorsports Ramblings, Antony from Twitter, my brother and I and eight people who signed on with the circuit directly.

    It would have been 23 had I been able to get home afterwards.

  • Alianora La Canta17/01/2010 at 21:45

    Dude, Nakajima, Sutil and Woman are in the top 50, higher than Kristensen and McNish!!! {Comment #446}

    Who's Dude, and did his nickname come from an amusing newspaper headline?

  • Pat W17/01/2010 at 21:46

    22 people. Five people from Sidepodcast, four people from GPWizard, Patrick from Motorsports Ramblings, Antony from Twitter, my brother and I and eight people who signed on with the circuit directly.

    I had no idea it was that Patrick! I read his stuff sometimes. Long but interesting. I spoke to him for a good while as well.

  • Alianora La Canta17/01/2010 at 21:47

    It would have been 23 had I been able to get home afterwards. {Comment #538}

    True. Hopefully next time the event can be earlier in the evening. For that matter, the 68-karter event before us seemed to have a fair few karters disguised as empty spaces (though given how my estimates last year panned out for my own event, perhaps I shouldn't complain too loudly!)

  • Alianora La Canta17/01/2010 at 21:48

    I had no idea it was that Patrick! I read his stuff sometimes. Long but interesting. I spoke to him for a good while as well. {Comment #540}

    I like Patrick's writing a lot as well, partly because of that discursive style.

  • Alianora La Canta17/01/2010 at 22:06

    Any crashes? {Comment #526}

    There were a few. The most notable of these were the one in Heat 11 when nearly the entire field ended up in an orderly pile-up at the corner after the pit entrance. The exception was me... ...because my kart had just broken down in the pit lane. Needless to say, there was a red flag.

    I also got rear-ended by another karter while attempting to get going after a discussion with a marshal about what he was trying to tell me. This resulted in my kart spearing left and getting stuck in the wall. That's why my chest aches today.