Yesterday, I trusted the daily to Mr C and it was almost two hours late, so I have snatched the reigns back for Tuesday. The conversations are mostly still revolving around Bahrain and the impact of the refuelling ban, but there is a dedicated thread for that. Instead, I will point you in the direction of some completely different topics:

  • It was a huge week for Christine's Rankings with loads of drivers moving up and down. Mr C commented earlier in the weekend that if Chandhok wasn't leading there would be something very wrong with the world. Thankfully, we don't have that problem!
  • I posted our F1 Debrief show yesterday, and it's a good one, mostly because it features a lot of voicemails from our lovely listeners. Rather than listen to us whine about the Bahrain GP, we hear from you guys and what you think. More please.
  • I stumbled across the return of Paddock Life. I love the behind the scenes peek, although of course we have such unprecedented access this year that it's not as special as it used to be. Still, there are great stories about Rubens being a bit cheeky, and the grid protest by the drivers.

That'll do it for now. Let us know how your week is going, and I will see you in the comments.

611 responses

  • Alianora La Canta16/03/2010 at 00:09

    I was reading the ITV season preview in the library yesterday and was astonished about how much of it was not up-to-date. Having USF1 in there was understandable. Profiling Nick Heidfeld and Pedro de la Rosa as the most likely Sauber and Campos GP drivers respectively less so. The thing that took the cake for me, though, was listing all of the Ferrari 2009 drivers' nationalities as "?" !

  • Alianora La Canta16/03/2010 at 00:12

    Meanwhile, I can't believe the Paddock Talk story about the GPDA chairman not being replaced yesterday due to the timely intervention of some cleaning staff...

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 00:37

    The TV coverage at the weekend mentioned Vettel's race engineer was Rocky, after a bit of team radio. Turns out he used to be at Newman Haas in ChampCar.

    From @OriolServia (supersub!)

    Good for Alonso and Santander but how about how dominant was Vettel?! His engineer Is Rocky, we worked together @NewmanHaas, he is the best

  • Amy16/03/2010 at 01:08

    i am finally going to get donuts!

  • Daniel16/03/2010 at 01:11

    The discussion about F1 becoming more accessible yesterday..

    Read this page and Bernie's comments about this luxury watch brand he is gonna sell at gp's:

    http://www.autosport.com/news/grapevine.php/id/82168]]

    "These will not be the sort of watches aimed as being mass marketed in supermarkets. Instead, luxury watch boutiques will be set up in the Paddock Club – and the centrepiece of the brand will be the strictly limited edition 'F1 King'.

    Ecclestone said: "I have long had a keen interest in watches and the art of watch making and I am very pleased to be announcing this deal today."

    Did anyone notice the paddock club grandstand at Bahrain, looked to my eyes, empty !? Think it was at the end of the pitlane, by the exit.

  • me16/03/2010 at 01:28

    Did anyone notice the paddock club grandstand at Bahrain, looked to my eyes, empty !? Think it was at the end of the pitlane, by the exit.

    didn't see it but bernie is clearly completely senile.

  • me16/03/2010 at 01:29

    "Yesterday, I trusted the daily to Mr C and it was almost two hours late, so I have snatched the reigns back for Tuesday."

    oops.

  • me16/03/2010 at 01:32

    "I stumbled across the return of Paddock Life. I love the behind the scenes peek, although of course we have such unprecedented access this year that it's not as special as it used to be."

    it's still handy to have the info in one place, but yeah, twitter have have blunted that concept :(

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 01:34

    Petrov retired because a shim fell out of his suspension because the bolt holding it was damaged. From Scarbs

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

  • Amy16/03/2010 at 02:19

    donut was amazing but thats the second day in a row i forgot my salad in the fridge

  • me16/03/2010 at 02:34

    donut was amazing but thats the second day in a row i forgot my salad in the fridge

    is it odd that i'm now craving salad more than a donut? must be time to sleep.

  • paul16/03/2010 at 02:42

    is it odd that i'm now craving salad more than a donut? must be time to sleep.

    That is odd, but sleep is probably a better idea.

  • Amy16/03/2010 at 03:51

    tis 31 degrees so when i finish work in an hour im going to go down to albert park since i havent gone down to watch construction this year and it closes to the public on monday. Then im going to suss out where the evening with joe is as i have no idea.

  • Amy16/03/2010 at 05:18

    9 tram routes use this stop and the only one of those i need just went past without stopping. So mad! My prime exploring time is turning into prime standing and waiting time

  • Amy16/03/2010 at 05:48

    i have arrived at the beach! Lovely day for it. I hope the gp temp will be like this but i know it wont be :(

  • Amy16/03/2010 at 05:53

    woah. Joe has chosen a lovely venue!

  • Amy16/03/2010 at 06:07

    just realised I an wearing a mclaren shirt. This will not be subtle at the track at all.

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 06:10

    just realised I an wearing a mclaren shirt. This will not be subtle at the track at all.

    Oh well... Nothing to be ashamed of! :D

  • Amy16/03/2010 at 06:28

    yay the garages are named! That is my favourite part of construction!

  • Amy16/03/2010 at 06:33

    oh they arent named properly. Where i am standing it goes "force india, alonso, kovy, bmw saucer, piquet" :D

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 06:34

    oh they arent named properly. Where i am standing it goes "force india, alonso, kovy, bmw saucer, piquet" :D

    Maybe they know something we don't :P

  • paul16/03/2010 at 06:41

    oh they arent named properly. Where i am standing it goes "force india, alonso, kovy, bmw saucer, piquet" :D

    mmmmm bmw saucer.

  • Amy16/03/2010 at 06:42

    stupid predictive text! I shall go home now and twitpic my results. Have to go back to work and get the groceries i left there first though!

  • paul16/03/2010 at 06:43

    Did you find the yacht club?

  • Steve (McLaren Fan)16/03/2010 at 06:48

    Morning all!

    Is it just me or did Legard seem to make more mistakes than he even usually does? His inability to tell teams and team mates apart is astonishing for a lead commentator. Thank goodness Brundle is there to put him right and tell him off for not listening.

    On a completely different note, I love comic books and though it will never happen I'd love to see a F1 Year in Review Graphic Novel! If not that then maybe a Tokyopop style comic book using actual photos from the season - now that would be very cool!

  • paul16/03/2010 at 06:49

    Is it just me or did Legard seem to make more mistakes than he even usually does? His inability to tell teams and team mates apart is astonishing for a lead commentator. Thank goodness Brundle is there to put him right and tell him off for not listening.

    He seemed to confuse Brundle at one point with the Virgin and HRT pit stops.

    Morning

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 06:54

    Morning!

  • Mike C16/03/2010 at 07:44

    Is there any way of you speaking any slower during your podcast? (Christine) Your masterful grasp of F1 and thinking the way I do has made you the best internet coverage of all things F1. The race was slow, bit boreing, and needed more smoke from Weber!

    Keep it up, and slow it down!

    Mike C.

    Ventura California, USA

  • Amy16/03/2010 at 08:24

    I thought of Lou when I saw this garage today :D

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 08:50

    Is there any way of you speaking any slower during your podcast? (Christine) Your masterful grasp of F1 and thinking the way I do has made you the best internet coverage of all things F1. The race was slow, bit boreing, and needed more smoke from Weber!

    Keep it up, and slow it down!

    Mike C.

    Ventura California, USA

    Hi Mike. Not much I can do on the speed front, I'm afraid. I tried to slow it down for about six months and it made no difference whatsoever. We still got complaints. In the end, I just have to say I am what I am. Apologies.

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 08:50

    Morning all.

  • Journeyer16/03/2010 at 09:19

    I thought of Lou when I saw this garage today :D

    It's still named Brawn??

    Hello everyone.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 09:19

    I thought of Lou when I saw this garage today :D

    It's still named Brawn??

    Hello everyone.

    Just like Darth Vader was still called Anakin Skywalker until the end ;)

  • Journeyer16/03/2010 at 09:20

    Just like Darth Vader was still called Anakin Skywalker until the end ;)

    He was redeemed at the end, though. ;)

  • paul16/03/2010 at 09:21

    He was redeemed at the end, though. ;)

    Do you think they will paint the cars white again? :D

  • Journeyer16/03/2010 at 09:22

    Do you think they will paint the cars white again? :D

    :P Ask Darth's son...

    Mick Schumacher in an F1 car. That would be something! :D

  • Alianora La Canta16/03/2010 at 09:24

    On a completely different note, I love comic books and though it will never happen I'd love to see a F1 Year in Review Graphic Novel! {Comment #25}

    That would be different - maybe we should go about drawing it ourselves?

  • paul16/03/2010 at 09:25

    That would be different - maybe we should go about drawing it ourselves?

    Sounds like a job for Lukeh

  • Alianora La Canta16/03/2010 at 09:27

    Is there any way of you speaking any slower during your podcast? (Christine) {Comment #28}

    If you play the sound through a program like Winamp, you can get plugins to alter the speed a file plays at (sometimes I resort to this if I'm having a bad hearing day, especially with podcasts that include people who mumble/have thick accents). That would slow Christine's voice down without changing the podcast for anyone else.

  • paul16/03/2010 at 09:28

    If you play the sound through a program like Winamp, you can get plugins to alter the speed a file plays at (sometimes I resort to this if I'm having a bad hearing day, especially with podcasts that include people who mumble/have thick accents). That would slow Christine's voice down without changing the podcast for anyone else.

    Good point. The iphone and ipod touch can do that too

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 09:31

    If you play the sound through a program like Winamp, you can get plugins to alter the speed a file plays at (sometimes I resort to this if I'm having a bad hearing day, especially with podcasts that include people who mumble/have thick accents). That would slow Christine's voice down without changing the podcast for anyone else.

    Good point. The iphone and ipod touch can do that too

    I don't understand the problem - Christine and Mr.C both speak very clearly and not that fast - especially compared to most TV programmes (has anyone seen the West Wing lately?).

    My suggestion to the guy would be to buy an iPod Touch...

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 09:33

    Good point. The iphone and ipod touch can do that too

    ♥ iPod Touch.

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 09:35

    My suggestion to the guy would be to buy an iPod Touch...

    He has a name, Gavin. Not really a fan of the tone you've taken with new people recently.

  • James16/03/2010 at 09:37

    I've have just realised that only the wings are in this picture: http://www.fernandoalonso.com/imagenes/galeria/grandes/Bahrein_140310_31_G.jpg

    I assumed the whole car was there. oops.

  • Journeyer16/03/2010 at 09:38

    I've have just realised that only the wings are in this picture: http://www.fer...hrein_140310_31_G.jpg

    If it weren't for Massa, I would've said that this team has become Renault Redux, with Alonso and Fisi there.

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 09:39

    I've have just realised that only the wings are in this picture: http://www.fer...hrein_140310_31_G.jpg

    Stefano is funny in that picture.

  • Journeyer16/03/2010 at 09:39

    Stefano is funny in that picture.

    "Here are my two little boys, see? They did so well today."

    :D

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 09:39

    My suggestion to the guy would be to buy an iPod Touch...

    He has a name, Gavin. Not really a fan of the tone you've taken with new people recently.

    Wow.

    Christine, I was sticking up for you (with a compliment too) and trying to help Mike C out by offering a suggestion. Yeah OK maybe I was a little rude to Thomas the other day but I think you have the wrong idea here.

    I welcome all new people and only wish to help them out. Just because I was too lazy to use his name does not mean I am criticising him.

  • Journeyer16/03/2010 at 09:40

    "Here are my two little boys, see? They did so well today."

    That said... where's Rob?

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 09:40

    Stefano is funny in that picture.

    "Here are my two little boys, see? They did so well today."

    :D

    It's almost like he's a priest blessing his drivers the way he holds their heads there...

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 09:41

    "Here are my two little boys, see? They did so well today."

    That said... where's Rob?

    Oooh - just remembered - NO GINO!!!

  • paul16/03/2010 at 09:41

    That said... where's Rob?

    Taking the photo? ;-)

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 09:42

    I welcome all new people and only wish to help them out. Just because I was too lazy to use his name does not mean I am criticising him.

    Too lazy to read Thomas' comment, too lazy to use Mike's name. It's not very polite.

    I appreciate the sentiment behind the comments, but it doesn't seem very welcoming to me. I could be wrong.

  • Journeyer16/03/2010 at 09:42

    Oooh - just remembered - NO GINO!!!

    :D Indeed. I wonder if he already has a photo in his new job.

  • paul16/03/2010 at 09:44

    So it looks like Bahrain was a really bad idea as the first race.(just reading JA's blog) I wonder how different things will seem after Melbourne.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 09:45

    I welcome all new people and only wish to help them out. Just because I was too lazy to use his name does not mean I am criticising him.

    Too lazy to read Thomas' comment, too lazy to use Mike's name. It's not very polite.

    I appreciate the sentiment behind the comments, but it doesn't seem very welcoming to me. I could be wrong.

    I think you are being very harsh on the strength of one misplaced comment (which I apologised for) and for not referring to someone's name. I did not realise that would cause offense to be honest.

  • Journeyer16/03/2010 at 09:46

    So it looks like Bahrain was a really bad idea as the first race.(just reading JA's blog) I wonder how different things will seem after Melbourne.

    It was also the first race in 2006. It was no Melbourne, but it was... fine. Same would go for 2010, I think. Not the best race ever, but it was... fine.

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 09:47

    I think you are being very harsh on the strength of one misplaced comment (which I apologised for) and for not referring to someone's name. I did not realise that would cause offense to be honest.

    Okay. I apologise for being harsh. I thought we were at a point where we could be open and honest about these things. I wasn't trying to pick on you, just pointing out something I'd noticed.

  • paul16/03/2010 at 09:48

    It was also the first race in 2006. It was no Melbourne, but it was... fine. Same would go for 2010, I think. Not the best race ever, but it was... fine.

    *ferrari fan* :D

    hmmm, maybe. OK, I just love Melbourne as the starting race

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 09:49

    So it looks like Bahrain was a really bad idea as the first race.(just reading JA's blog) I wonder how different things will seem after Melbourne.

    It was also the first race in 2006. It was no Melbourne, but it was... fine. Same would go for 2010, I think. Not the best race ever, but it was... fine.

    Bahrain was pants as the season opener in 2006 too IIRC

  • Journeyer16/03/2010 at 09:49

    *ferrari fan* :D

    In 2006, yes. In 2010... not so much. ;)

    hmmm, maybe. OK, I just love Melbourne as the starting race

    I do too, trust me. :)

  • Journeyer16/03/2010 at 09:50

    Bahrain was pants as the season opener in 2006 too IIRC

    It was... fine. There was that duel between Alonso and Schumacher. And Massa spinning nearly into Alonso's path.

  • Alianora La Canta16/03/2010 at 09:50

    I don't understand the problem - Christine and Mr.C both speak very clearly and not that fast - especially compared to most TV programmes (has anyone seen the West Wing lately?). {Comment #41}

    Christine and Mr C do have good diction and audio-friendly voices. Listeners also have different ways of listening, which means even the best audio production cannot satisfy every listener. It's not just people who need spoken audio slowing down - I have encountered someone on the internet who routinely listens to spoken material at least 10% faster than it was originally recorded because it lets him get through the material at the optimum pace for the way he processes sound. Hence why listener-side modifications are useful.

    I haven't heard the West Wing lately.

  • paul16/03/2010 at 09:50

    It was... fine. There was that duel between Alonso and Schumacher. And Massa spinning nearly into Alonso's path.

    I just cant remember that. I should go back and watch

  • Journeyer16/03/2010 at 09:52

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82180

    Surprisingly, I like BE's idea of restricting tyre usage to the softs, because if that happens, that means that the rule requiring both compounds to be used in a race is nullified, and therefore, there can be more variance on strategy. Whether the variance will actually happen is another matter.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 09:52

    I think you are being very harsh on the strength of one misplaced comment (which I apologised for) and for not referring to someone's name. I did not realise that would cause offense to be honest.

    Okay. I apologise for being harsh. I thought we were at a point where we could be open and honest about these things. I wasn't trying to pick on you, just pointing out something I'd noticed.

    I do regret the Thomas comment because it was bloody stupid, my only excuse is that I get annoyed when I see comments on here having a go at us lot for being anti-schumi and I thought his comment was one of those. I apologised and in hindsight, his commentary was in fact very good.

    I was only trying to offer advice for Mike - because I don't think you talk fast (as I can listen to you while working) and I was comparing your speed to those of TV shows (some of which are too fast for me). Honestly, I didn't realise referring to him as "that guy" was offensive in any way, but perhaps that is a matter of opinion or maybe even the fact that my English is affected by living in different places. Who knows. I certainly don't want to scare away the newbies for sure.

  • paul16/03/2010 at 09:53

    Christine and Mr C do have good diction and audio-friendly voices. Listeners also have different ways of listening, which means even the best audio production cannot satisfy every listener. It's not just people who need spoken audio slowing down - I have encountered someone on the internet who routinely listens to spoken material at least 10% faster than it was originally recorded because it lets him get through the material at the optimum pace for the way he processes sound. Hence why listener-side modifications are useful.

    Despite what each of us think of the way we speak, people do have trouble with accents as well. Listening to audio is not always easy. It was one of the things you used to learn how to do in the ol' HAM radio days

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 09:53

    Bahrain was pants as the season opener in 2006 too IIRC

    It was... fine. There was that duel between Alonso and Schumacher. And Massa spinning nearly into Alonso's path.

    Maybe the race was good, I don't remember as there were so many last year. But as an event it falls flat I think...

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 09:53

    I certainly don't want to scare away the newbies for sure.

    Cool. Then all is well.

    I suppose we can only compare it to the fact we refer to her as THAT woman... and it's not a compliment :)

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 09:54

    Christine and Mr C do have good diction and audio-friendly voices. Listeners also have different ways of listening, which means even the best audio production cannot satisfy every listener. It's not just people who need spoken audio slowing down - I have encountered someone on the internet who routinely listens to spoken material at least 10% faster than it was originally recorded because it lets him get through the material at the optimum pace for the way he processes sound. Hence why listener-side modifications are useful.

    Despite what each of us think of the way we speak, people do have trouble with accents as well. Listening to audio is not always easy. It was one of the things you used to learn how to do in the ol' HAM radio days

    I should get my friend from Trinidad to leave a voicemail - after knowing him for 2½ years I still can't understand him.

    The irony is that he can't understand Scottish.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 09:55

    I certainly don't want to scare away the newbies for sure.

    Cool. Then all is well.

    I suppose we can only compare it to the fact we refer to her as THAT woman... and it's not a compliment :)

    OK, that's a fair call and I'll remember not to refer to people like that in future. I am curious now to see if Mike tries some stuff and how he gets on with it. But don't you slow down or anything please!

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 09:56

    But don't you slow down or anything please!

    I can't! I've tried! It's physically impossible.

  • Journeyer16/03/2010 at 09:56

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82181

    A common sense proposal from Sauber to drop the BMW in its name. I guess they've sorted out potential issues with regards to revenue. And I guess they've conceded that a title sponsor won't happen this year.

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 09:56

    The irony is that he can't understand Scottish.

    My parents went out for a meal with me in Liverpool and the waitress came over and asked an inane question like if we wanted water for the table or something.... I answered but after she'd gone both my parents were just looking at me blankly. I think one of them asked if she'd been speaking english! I guess you do get used to it.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 09:58

    The irony is that he can't understand Scottish.

    My parents went out for a meal with me in Liverpool and the waitress came over and asked an inane question like if we wanted water for the table or something.... I answered but after she'd gone both my parents were just looking at me blankly. I think one of them asked if she'd been speaking english! I guess you do get used to it.

    When I visit the UK, I have trouble understanding some of the accents - including the Nottingham one, which is weird because I spent my first 14 years there!

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 09:59

    But don't you slow down or anything please!

    I can't! I've tried! It's physically impossible.

    I think there may be a link here to this and your preference to double speed podcasts. Perhaps some people process speech in their brains differently to others?

    I can listen to double speed if I concentrate, and if I am not tired, single speed while multi-tasking...

  • Lukeh16/03/2010 at 10:00

    Morning everyone

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 10:01

    I think there may be a link here to this and your preference to double speed podcasts. Perhaps some people process speech in their brains differently to others?

    Probably very true. I would like the whole world to be double speed, please.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 10:01

    Morning everyone

    Morning Lukeh :)

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 10:01

    Morning everyone

    Morning.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 10:01

    I think there may be a link here to this and your preference to double speed podcasts. Perhaps some people process speech in their brains differently to others?

    Probably very true. I would like the whole world to be double speed, please.

    Especially Grands Prix? :D

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 10:03

    Especially Grands Prix? :D

    Ooooh, that would be fab!

  • me16/03/2010 at 10:04

    Is there any way of you speaking any slower during your podcast? (Christine)

    listening to this weeks show, i still thought i was worse than christine.

    i think we can improve and something we're both guilty of is not pausing enough between sentences. needs more white noise i think.

    keep hassling us mike, we'll keep trying.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 10:06

    Is there any way of you speaking any slower during your podcast? (Christine)

    listening to this weeks show, i still thought i was worse than christine.

    i think we can improve and something we're both guilty of is not pausing enough between sentences. needs more white noise i think.

    keep hassling us mike, we'll keep trying.

    The only thing I have to adjust is that if I am listening to the live show on my PC I have an old Hi-Fi with big speakers hooked up to it and have to turn the Bass Boost off when Mr. C. talks ;)

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 10:06

    But don't you slow down or anything please!

    I can't! I've tried! It's physically impossible.

    It could be as much down to the Red Bull energy drink effect because either it takes me a few mins to get used to it, or you're both seemingly quite fast and peppy to start with and then naturally seem to peg it back as it goes on. Might be a bit of both. I'm speaking generally rather than this show which I thought was okay personally. But that's not to say you should stop drinking it!

    If my thoughts get behind I just pause for 30 seconds or so. I'd probably do that anyway to be fair. I'm just rambling really.

  • James16/03/2010 at 10:07

    For Christine: http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/42/robfelipe.jpg

    I found it look through the images on the Ferrari website :D

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 10:08

    keep hassling us mike, we'll keep trying.

    I can't! It's physically impossible!!

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 10:08

    I found it look through the images on the Ferrari website :D

    Yay! You are my official Rob-finder :)

  • Lukeh16/03/2010 at 10:09

    I've have just realised that only the wings are in this picture: http://www.fer...hrein_140310_31_G.jpg

    I assumed the whole car was there. oops

    I just spent 5 minutes or so trying to work out where the car was

    Thebn I saw your second sentence. Must wake up.

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 10:09

    It could be as much down to the Red Bull energy drink effect because either it takes me a few mins to get used to it, or you're both seemingly quite fast and peppy to start with and then naturally seem to peg it back as it goes on. Might be a bit of both. I'm speaking generally rather than this show which I thought was okay personally. But that's not to say you should stop drinking it!

    If my thoughts get behind I just pause for 30 seconds or so. I'd probably do that anyway to be fair. I'm just rambling really.

    I'm not sure we've done an energy-drink show for a while, but as Mr C said, the white space would help with the catching up thoughts thing.

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 10:09

    hi btw :)

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 10:09

    I found it look through the images on the Ferrari website :D

    Yay! You are my official Rob-finder :)

    Was it just me or did Rob look quite 'trim' on Sunday?

  • James16/03/2010 at 10:12

    Yay! You are my official Rob-finder :)

    :D

    I'm looking for desktop images, for the first time I think I'm becoming a fan of Ferrari (Fernando and Felipe have something to do with it though ;))

    trouble is the images from Ferrari aren't the right resolution for me, I have to stretch them a bit.

  • me16/03/2010 at 10:12

    keep hassling us mike, we'll keep trying.

    I can't! It's physically impossible!!

    you can. i think last time we tried it, we tried to spread the words out... physically talking slower. that isn't the issue, it's the gaps between sentences where we can make life easier. give people's brain time to catch up.

  • James16/03/2010 at 10:13

    keep hassling us mike, we'll keep trying.

    I can't! It's physically impossible!!

    I know how you feel, I always speak too fast. I don't even realise I'm doing it sometimes.

  • paul16/03/2010 at 10:15

    you can. i think last time we tried it, we tried to spread the words out... physically talking slower. that isn't the issue, it's the gaps between sentences where we can make life easier. give people's brain time to catch up.

    More laughing. That's good gap-noise

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 10:15

    Yay! You are my official Rob-finder :)

    :D

    I'm looking for desktop images, for the first time I think I'm becoming a fan of Ferrari (Fernando and Felipe have something to do with it though ;))

    trouble is the images from Ferrari aren't the right resolution for me, I have to stretch them a bit.

    Same here. Really like both drivers and the team has become fun!

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 10:16

    keep hassling us mike, we'll keep trying.

    I can't! It's physically impossible!!

    I know how you feel, I always speak too fast. I don't even realise I'm doing it sometimes.

    I am often accused of slurring myself...

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 10:18

    I am often accused of slurring myself...

    I'm hoping I'm not being too critical because I know how terrible I am at speaking out loud :)

  • paul16/03/2010 at 10:19

    I'm hoping I'm not being too critical because I know how terrible I am at speaking out loud :)

    I'm the strong silent type :D

  • James16/03/2010 at 10:19

    Same here. Really like both drivers and the team has become fun!

    Its good, I need a team to support. I haven't supported any since 2007.

  • me16/03/2010 at 10:20

    More laughing. That's good gap-noise

    be more fun :)

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 10:21

    be more fun :)

    Turns out it was good advice!

  • paul16/03/2010 at 10:21

    be more fun :)

    more funner even?

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 10:21

    Same here. Really like both drivers and the team has become fun!

    Its good, I need a team to support. I haven't supported any since 2007.

    I was almost warming to Brawn last year, but other than Williams, I can't support a team really...

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 10:23

    I was almost warming to Brawn last year, but other than Williams, I can't support a team really...

    Maybe Ferrari at the moment, but I'll have to forget the old days first!

  • Lukeh16/03/2010 at 10:23

    I was almost warming to Brawn last year, but other than Williams, I can't support a team really...

    I'm still supporting Brawn, they just for some reason seem to have gone with the BAR approach and given their two drivers different liveries. They're very similar to the Williams and McLaren liveries! ;)

  • paul16/03/2010 at 10:24

    Maybe Ferrari at the moment, but I'll have to forget the old days first!

    Gah, I couldn't even support Ferrari when Prost went there

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 10:24

    http://www.crash.net/f1/video/157757/1/jordan_and_coulthard_on_their_little_love_affair.html

    Eddie vs DC! It's quite a good little video actually

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 10:24

    I was almost warming to Brawn last year, but other than Williams, I can't support a team really...

    I'm still supporting Brawn, they just for some reason seem to have gone with the BAR approach and given their two drivers different liveries. They're very similar to the Williams and McLaren liveries! ;)

    :D

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 10:25

    Eddie vs DC! It's quite a good little video actually

    #nothere

  • Jeremy16/03/2010 at 10:38

    more funner even?

    Sidepodcast: The funnest podcast ever!

    Why did the koala fall out of the tree? :P

  • paul16/03/2010 at 10:39

    Sidepodcast: The funnest podcast ever!

    Works with the Apple theme - the funnest computer

  • me16/03/2010 at 10:39

    Why did the koala fall out of the tree? :P

    nooooooo!

  • me16/03/2010 at 10:40

    DC lays into Max:

    "Revs limited to 18,000rpm, the ban on in-race refuelling, standardised gearboxes and engines, a single tyre supplier; all initiatives introduced during his tenure at the FIA, all of which appear to have done little for the show if Bahrain is anything to go on."

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/formulaone/7450600/David-Coulthard-Max-Mosleys-Formula-One-legacy-has-left-us-with-soporific-spectacle.html

  • paul16/03/2010 at 10:41

    "Revs limited to 18,000rpm, the ban on in-race refuelling, standardised gearboxes and engines, a single tyre supplier; all initiatives introduced during his tenure at the FIA, all of which appear to have done little for the show if Bahrain is anything to go on."

    Seems a little harsh. A lot of that was to reduce cost.

  • Journeyer16/03/2010 at 10:42

    "Revs limited to 18,000rpm, the ban on in-race refuelling, standardised gearboxes and engines, a single tyre supplier; all initiatives introduced during his tenure at the FIA, all of which appear to have done little for the show if Bahrain is anything to go on."

    To be fair, it was Max who introduced refuelling to start with. He wanted F1 to be a chess match...

  • me16/03/2010 at 10:43

    To be fair, it was Max who introduced refuelling to start with. He wanted F1 to be a chess match...

    good point.

  • me16/03/2010 at 10:55

    wow! even by joe's standards, this is a bit harsh on sutil:

    Robert Kubica was a victim of Sutil’s impetuous ways on this occasion and so he too had to make up places.

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/a-look-back-at-bahrain/

  • Journeyer16/03/2010 at 11:02

    Robert Kubica was a victim of Sutil’s impetuous ways on this occasion and so he too had to make up places.

    A bit surprising, considering no one's really blaming Sutil this time. Was he affected by Webber's engine smoke?

  • Lukeh16/03/2010 at 11:04

    Robert Kubica was a victim of Sutil’s impetuous ways on this occasion and so he too had to make up places.

    I guess the #BlameSutil hashtag was onto something

  • Lukeh16/03/2010 at 11:06

    Quick F1 game update - tomorrow there should be new screenshots and a video with the developers (Dev Diary) on the progress of the game and obviously footage from within the development team :)

  • James16/03/2010 at 11:07

    Quick F1 game update - tomorrow there should be new screenshots and a video with the developers (Dev Diary) on the progress of the game and obviously footage from within the development team :)

    Woo! :D

  • Lukeh16/03/2010 at 11:48

    I has an employers fair to go to.... *secretly hopes there is an FIA stand*

    Well a guy can be ridiculously ambitious ;)

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 11:53

    Just listening to the FIF1 podcast.

    Andy Stevenson (Team Manager) seems to think it was no accident that Red Bull were smokin' oil - he said it wasn't the first time and that someone needs to figure out why they keep doing it...

  • me16/03/2010 at 11:54

    Andy Stevenson (Team Manager) seems to think it was no accident that Red Bull were smokin' oil - he said it wasn't the first time and that someone needs to figure out why they keep doing it...

    i said that :)

    although i may have insinuated they were cheating....

  • me16/03/2010 at 11:55

    Quick F1 game update - tomorrow there should be new screenshots and a video with the developers (Dev Diary) on the progress of the game and obviously footage from within the development team :)

    i think 5live are attending some codemasters launch. hoping for more crofty / ant vids :)

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 11:56

    I kinda like that retweet button.

    #nothingtoseehere

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 11:56

    Andy Stevenson (Team Manager) seems to think it was no accident that Red Bull were smokin' oil - he said it wasn't the first time and that someone needs to figure out why they keep doing it...

    i said that :)

    although i may have insinuated they were cheating....

    I know you did - that's why I mentioned it ;)

    It's certainly the most obvious occurrence but I did not realise it had happened before. Perhaps Red Bull were being a bit sneaky then?

  • me16/03/2010 at 11:56

    I kinda like that retweet button.

    shh! no-ones noticed we've backtracked.

  • me16/03/2010 at 11:57

    It's certainly the most obvious occurrence but I did not realise it had happened before. Perhaps Red Bull were being a bit sneaky then?

    like i said, i don't think it was coincidental that it was the second redbull.

  • James16/03/2010 at 12:08

    The BBC team seem to be trying to be positive (Jake's Blog): F1 has so much to offer this year

    I think some of the hostility shown towards the new teams had a real galvanising effect on the paddock. I was chatting to a guy who told me his team had been helping out newbies, Hispania Racing, with bits and pieces all weekend.

    I wonder who was helping Hispania out.

  • Journeyer16/03/2010 at 12:09

    The BBC team seem to be trying to be positive (Jake's Blog): F1 has so much to offer this year

    I think some of the hostility shown towards the new teams had a real galvanising effect on the paddock. I was chatting to a guy who told me his team had been helping out newbies, Hispania Racing, with bits and pieces all weekend.

    I wonder who was helping Hispania out.

    At a guess, I would think it's the only established team with Cosworth power: Williams.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 12:25

    It's certainly the most obvious occurrence but I did not realise it had happened before. Perhaps Red Bull were being a bit sneaky then?

    like i said, i don't think it was coincidental that it was the second redbull.

    I'm starting to agree with you on this one - it's a bit too James Bond oil slick like!

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 12:42

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/16/were-about-to-get-jealous/

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 13:08

    Another Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/16/everybody-needs-an-f1happyplace/

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 13:50

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9czeZYc-M1U

    A cool video from Heikki, in HD and everything

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 13:51

    Morning folks. I just watched the GP yesterday so I can return to the real world with no fear of spoiling something for myself.

    Question: Has anyone heard what Rob Smedley was worried about in terms of Massa's car? He was hanging out the pit wall and pointing at various things on the monitor toward the end of the race Sunday but no mention of it has been made yet that I've seen.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 13:53

    Morning folks. I just watched the GP yesterday so I can return to the real world with no fear of spoiling something for myself.

    Question: Has anyone heard what Rob Smedley was worried about in terms of Massa's car? He was hanging out the pit wall and pointing at various things on the monitor toward the end of the race Sunday but no mention of it has been made yet that I've seen.

    Jim,

    After the race I listened to the Chequered Flag Podcast (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/cff1/) where Rob said that he thought something had fallen off the car because the telemetry was reading a large drop off in front downforce. However Massa said he never felt anything so they left it at that...

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/03/2010 at 13:53

    afternoon folks,

    Just a short stop in - how's everyone today

  • Journeyer16/03/2010 at 13:54

    After the race I listened to the Chequered Flag Podcast (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/cff1/) where Rob said that he thought something had fallen off the car because the telemetry was reading a large drop off in front downforce. However Massa said he never felt anything so they left it at that...

    It is odd, though, that the telemetry records something, but the driver felt nothing. Usually, I think, it's the other way around.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 13:55

    After the race I listened to the Chequered Flag Podcast (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/cff1/) where Rob said that he thought something had fallen off the car because the telemetry was reading a large drop off in front downforce. However Massa said he never felt anything so they left it at that...

    It is odd, though, that the telemetry records something, but the driver felt nothing. Usually, I think, it's the other way around.

    Could it have been a sensor that fell off?

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 13:55

    After the race I listened to the Chequered Flag Podcast (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/cff1/) where Rob said that he thought something had fallen off the car because the telemetry was reading a large drop off in front downforce. However Massa said he never felt anything so they left it at that...

    Ah, thanks. I was wondering about that last night after watching the GP but I couldn't find anything regarding the issue. I thought it was odd that neither DC/Eddie or Jake brought that up while they had Rob on camera after the race.

  • Journeyer16/03/2010 at 13:56

    Could it have been a sensor that fell off?

    Very possible, I think.

  • me16/03/2010 at 13:57

    Could it have been a sensor that fell off?

    or became disconnected. what do the use to measure downforce?

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 13:57

    or became disconnected. what do the use to measure downforce?

    Barometers. They'll measure air pressure in certain points.

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 13:58

    Mr C! You're famous!

    http://www.stuartcodling.com/2010/03/overtaking-in-formula-1/

  • me16/03/2010 at 14:00

    Mr C! You're famous!

    http://www.stu...rtaking-in-formula-1/

    i was just reading and thinking... that right there is some awful sentence construction!

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 14:00

    i was just reading and thinking... that right there is some awful sentence construction!

    We aren't changing nothing!

  • me16/03/2010 at 14:01

    We aren't changing nothing!

    that was intentional. the use of commas is suspect though.

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 14:02

    that was intentional. the use of commas is suspect though.

    And a misplaced full stop, but it's okay, we still love ya.

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 14:04

    or became disconnected. what do the use to measure downforce?

    Malfunction seems to be a more likely cause. If it stopped working all together, he'd get a nil readout and it'd be recognized immediately.

    I'm not sure if this is deception from Ferrari though, as Massa's driving over the last couple laps was rather erratic.

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 15:12

    ah I wondered if it had worked.... game PING http://toomuchracing.com/2010/03/16/tmr-game-week-8/

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 15:59

    Everyone! There's a Red Bull Podcast!!! http://www.redbull.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/Article/Download-the-Red-Bull-Racing-podcast-021242825740406?p=1242807156063&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    IS EXCITED!!!!!

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 16:03

    ah I wondered if it had worked.... game PING http://toomuch...3/16/tmr-game-week-8/

    National Wide or Sprint Cup?

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 16:06

    National Wide or Sprint Cup?

    hm?

  • me16/03/2010 at 16:06

    Everyone! There's a Red Bull Podcast!!! http://www.red...mp;utm_medium=twitter

    IS EXCITED!!!!!

    wow. they are coming thick and fast this year. and i was worried teams were getting bored of the format.

  • me16/03/2010 at 16:07

    interesting that red bull are using podbean to host their content: http://redbullf1.podbean.com/

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 16:07

    interesting that red bull are using podbean to host their content: http://redbullf1.podbean.com/

    Whyzat?

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 16:08

    hm?

    You put "Nascar Cup" but do you mean Nationwide or sprint cup?

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 16:08

    interesting that red bull are using podbean to host their content: http://redbullf1.podbean.com/

    Whyzat?

    oooh i used to use them, back in hte day

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 16:08

    You put "Nascar Cup" but do you mean Nationwide or sprint cup?

    Ah. It is 'Sprint Cup' or 'Nationwide Series'.

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 16:09

    Ah. It is 'Sprint Cup' or 'Nationwide Series'.

    Okey doke, I don't know nascar so know nothing about the differnece!

  • me16/03/2010 at 16:10

    Whyzat?

    oooh i used to use them, back in hte day

    i kinda figured teams could afford their own bandwidth.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 16:11

    Whyzat?

    oooh i used to use them, back in hte day

    i kinda figured teams could afford their own bandwidth.

    I see. Well they do have a resource restriction these days ;)

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 16:11

    Okey doke, I don't know nascar so know nothing about the differnece!

    Oh okay. I'm just used to the top one being called Cup so I shortened it.

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 16:12

    i kinda figured teams could afford their own bandwidth.

    it is very odd

  • me16/03/2010 at 16:13

    i can't hear the rbr podcast yet, who's hosting do we know?

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 16:13

    i can't hear the rbr podcast yet, who's hosting do we know?

    I have no idea who he is. It's good though, quite short.

  • me16/03/2010 at 16:17

    I have no idea who he is. It's good though, quite short.

    not holly / croftie / ted / maurice?

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 16:18

    not holly / croftie / ted / maurice?

    ooh no. some guy ive never heard before

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 16:20

    I have no idea who he is. It's good though, quite short.

    not holly / croftie / ted / maurice?

    maurice is back on CFF1 now...

  • me16/03/2010 at 16:22

    maurice is back on CFF1 now...

    for this race. croftie said goodbye to him during free practice and it sounded like he's out of f1 at the moment. it was a "good luck and hope you come back one day", kind of goodbye.

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 16:24

    ooh no. some guy ive never heard before

    who hopefully will soon learn that when you interview someone, you have to speak into hte microphone as well as them

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 16:24

    maurice is back on CFF1 now...

    for this race. croftie said goodbye to him during free practice and it sounded like he's out of f1 at the moment. it was a "good luck and hope you come back one day", kind of goodbye.

    Oh dear.

  • me16/03/2010 at 16:25

    Oh dear.

    presumably with no guardian gig, he has no pass. i hope not, i'll miss him if so.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 16:27

    Oh dear.

    presumably with no guardian gig, he has no pass. i hope not, i'll miss him if so.

    Maybe he'll go freelance or go back to writing books?

  • Dan Brunell16/03/2010 at 16:28

    Quick question:

    I am checking my podcast subscriptions. Only these teams have podcasts, right?

    Williams

    Renault

    Force India

    Lotus

    Red Bull

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 16:45

    http://www.crash.net/f1/news/157768/1/hamilton_aggressive_massa_cost_me_chance_of_bahrain_victory.html

    Looks like Lewis is crying again. Odd that he's complaining about an aggressive start, when just about every start in his rookie year he was shoving Alonso off the course into T1 whenever they were next to each other.

  • me16/03/2010 at 16:52

    Williams

    Renault

    Force India

    Lotus

    Red Bull

    i think that's all of them.

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 16:53

    i think that's all of them.

    Ditto.

    Ferrari has occasional releases if you sign up for their email posts though.

  • me16/03/2010 at 16:54

    Looks like Lewis is crying again. Odd that he's complaining about an aggressive start, when just about every start in his rookie year he was shoving Alonso off the course into T1 whenever they were next to each other.

    oddly, watching it back, i thought it looked like a planned thing from both ferrari's. massa squeezed lewis, but alonso looked to do the same.

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 16:55

    oddly, watching it back, i thought it looked like a planned thing from both ferrari's. massa squeezed lewis, but alonso looked to do the same.

    Massa definitely let Alonso through. I have no doubt about that. Team orders perhaps.

  • me16/03/2010 at 16:58

    Massa definitely let Alonso through. I have no doubt about that. Team orders perhaps.

    he did?

  • me16/03/2010 at 16:59

    bob constanduros is on a podcast?

    "F1 Trackside with Bob Constanduros - By Kangaroo TV"

    http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/f1-trackside-bob-constanduros/id360592557

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 17:00

    he did?

    This is the way it looked to me. Others may differ, but my main focus all race was the Ferrari's so I watched several segments over and over again.

  • me16/03/2010 at 17:01

    "F1 Trackside with Bob Constanduros - By Kangaroo TV"

    although clearly the first comment is from some marketing person:

    "Its great to have an inside track to all the news in F1. Being at every track will give this Podcast the edge and allow for exclusives not otherwise heard."

    who comments like that, really?

  • me16/03/2010 at 17:02

    This is the way it looked to me. Others may differ, but my main focus all race was the Ferrari's so I watched several segments over and over again.

    i think i differ. i don't believe massa/rob would agree to that and i don't for one second think ferrari would start with team orders on race 1 in this non-schumi era.

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 17:03

    After the race I listened to the Chequered Flag Podcast (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/cff1/) where Rob said that he thought something had fallen off the car because the telemetry was reading a large drop off in front downforce. However Massa said he never felt anything so they left it at that...

    I just listened to that podcast and Massa said he had a problem with his front wing toward the end of the race.

  • Dan Brunell16/03/2010 at 17:05

    Williams

    Renault

    Force India

    Lotus

    Red Bull

    The funny thing is three of them are done by the same people. I think you and Mrs. C are missing a business opportunity. McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes still don't have a podcast? ;)

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 17:05

    i think i differ. i don't believe massa/rob would agree to that and i don't for one second think ferrari would start with team orders on race 1 in this non-schumi era.

    Also a good point, and perhaps quite true. I have a copy of the race that I've watched and re-watched and it looks like Massa didn't go into T1 with any intent on keeping Alonso behind him though.

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 17:06

    The funny thing is three of them are done by the same people. I think you and Mrs. C are missing a business opportunity. McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes still don't have a podcast? ;)

    Ferrari have video releases and other stuff they advertise via email.

  • me16/03/2010 at 17:07

    The funny thing is three of them are done by the same people. I think you and Mrs. C are missing a business opportunity. McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes still don't have a podcast? ;)

    don't we do enough? :)

    i don't think we want to go up against USP to be honest. i can't imagine there's much money in it either.

  • James16/03/2010 at 17:27

    Also a good point, and perhaps quite true. I have a copy of the race that I've watched and re-watched and it looks like Massa didn't go into T1 with any intent on keeping Alonso behind him though.

    From memory, Alonso was already alongside Massa and went down the outside of turn 1 knowing that come turn 2 he would have the inside line and Massa would have to concead the place.

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 17:29

    Yes, he was. Perhaps Massa just got a bad start then.

  • me16/03/2010 at 17:45

    Yes, he was. Perhaps Massa just got a bad start then.

    he had a similar start to lewis. i think alonso just had an awesome start.

  • me16/03/2010 at 17:51

    i love scarbs, but even this is pushing it...

    http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/bahrain-technical-review-on-racear-engineering/

    :)

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 17:57

    i don't think we want to go up against USP to be honest. i can't imagine there's much money in it either.

    No way! I've seen their studio!

  • me16/03/2010 at 18:01

    i don't think we want to go up against USP to be honest. i can't imagine there's much money in it either.

    No way! I've seen their studio!

    :)

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 18:10

    Evening all

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 18:11

    The funny thing is three of them are done by the same people. I think you and Mrs. C are missing a business opportunity. McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes still don't have a podcast? ;)

    don't we do enough? :)

    i don't think we want to go up against USP to be honest. i can't imagine there's much money in it either.

    But Christine would have an excuse to interview Rob on a weekly basis

  • me16/03/2010 at 18:11

    hey steven.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 18:11

    I just listened to that podcast and Massa said he had a problem with his front wing toward the end of the race.

    Did he? My apologies. I think I put Massa's 'problem' down as making an excuse for why he couldn't catch Alonso!

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 18:12

    Did he? My apologies. I think I put Massa's 'problem' down as making an excuse for why he couldn't catch Alonso!

    Rob told him to slow down to cool the engine. It was on the TV coverage

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 18:12

    i love scarbs, but even this is pushing it...

    http://scarbsf...n-racear-engineering/

    :)

    All of that was on his blog first!

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 18:13

    Did he? My apologies. I think I put Massa's 'problem' down as making an excuse for why he couldn't catch Alonso!

    Rob told him to slow down to cool the engine. It was on the TV coverage

    There was also something said about his fuel consumption?

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 18:14

    All of that was on his blog first!

    At least he is spreading it around

    http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/bahrain-technical-review-on-automoto365-com/

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 18:15

    All of that was on his blog first!

    At least he is spreading it around

    http://scarbsf...w-on-automoto365-com/

    So if he is copying his articles elsewhere, so shall I!

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 18:16

    There was also something said about his fuel consumption?

    Don't remember that. I know if you lean out the fuel/air mix you get hotter engine temps so they could be connected but this purely a wild guess

  • me16/03/2010 at 18:16

    can someone explain to me how gpupdate can't afford to keep lee mckenzie, but can afford to sponor an f1 team?

    http://www.hispaniaf1team.com/

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 18:17

    So if he is copying his articles elsewhere, so shall I!

    I assume he is being paid for them or he would put them on his own blog as well

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 18:18

    can someone explain to me how gpupdate can't afford to keep lee mckenzie, but can afford to sponor an f1 team?

    http://www.hispaniaf1team.com/

    Boo to them for not keeping Lee. How many articles did she write for them anyway?

  • me16/03/2010 at 18:18

    Boo to them for not keeping Lee. How many articles did she write for them anyway?

    i saw one

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 18:19

    Boo to them for not keeping Lee. How many articles did she write for them anyway?

    i saw one

    Same here - that's all I saw ...

  • Dan Brunell16/03/2010 at 18:19

    can someone explain to me how gpupdate can't afford to keep lee mckenzie, but can afford to sponor an f1 team?

    I bet there is no money in it.

  • RG16/03/2010 at 18:19

    can someone explain to me how gpupdate can't afford to keep lee mckenzie, but can afford to sponor an f1 team?

    http://www.hispaniaf1team.com/

    Oooh, I like that site.

    Hey all

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 18:20

    Oooh, I like that site.

    That countdown looks weird.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 18:22

    That countdown looks weird.

    The colours of the numbers and the background just don't work

  • Dan Brunell16/03/2010 at 18:26

    can someone explain to me how gpupdate can't afford to keep lee mckenzie, but can afford to sponor an f1 team?I bet there is no money in it.

    That looks like a "We'll help you with your media relations if you advertise our website" sort of deals.

  • Dan Brunell16/03/2010 at 18:27

    That countdown looks weird.

    Kind of looks like the Jack Bauer clock from 24...

  • Lady Snowcat16/03/2010 at 18:33

    Kind of looks like the Jack Bauer clock from 24...

    Didn't we reckon Jack was required to get them onto the grid....

  • Lukeh16/03/2010 at 18:36

    I'm reading Paddock Life on AUTOSPORT and now I wanna know what this means!

    One of the very first men to arrive at the briefing was Rubens Barrichello, and he made sure to hijack the official drivers' register – scribbling something amusing in Portuguese alongside Mark Webber's name that had better not get repeated here!

    I wanna know what he puuuuuut!! :D

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 18:37

    I wanna know what he puuuuuut!! :D

    You should ask them on Twitter :)

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 18:38

    I wanna know what he puuuuuut!! :D

    I wanna know who translated the Portugese to know that it was funny, How many drivers speak Portugese?

  • me16/03/2010 at 18:38

    I bet there is no money in it.

    why would they want a sponsor who offers no money?

  • Lukeh16/03/2010 at 18:39

    You should ask them on Twitter :)

    Done :P

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 18:41

    why would they want a sponsor who offers no money?

    To get free services, as Dan said

  • Janna16/03/2010 at 18:41

    I wanna know who translated the Portugese to know that it was funny, How many drivers speak Portugese?

    Hello all, The four Brazilians speak Portuguese and the 3 Spaniards would probably be able to give a rough translation. Don't know about the rest though.

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 18:41

    why would they want a sponsor who offers no money?

    To get free services, as Dan said

    I didn't realise Dan also said the thing you were quoting :)

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 18:42

    why would they want a sponsor who offers no money?

    It happens a lot. A lot of deals that look like sponsors putting money in are anything but

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 18:42

    Hello all, The four Brazilians speak Portuguese and the 3 Spaniards would probably be able to give a rough translation. Don't know about the rest though.

    I forgot about the Spaniards so that gives us more suspects

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/03/2010 at 18:42

    Evening folks,

    Just in the door - rather tired. How is everyone?

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 18:43

    Evening folks,

    Just in the door - rather tired. How is everyone?

    Going mad. I need a checklist.

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 18:43

    Evening btw.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/03/2010 at 18:45

    Evening btw.

    :)

  • Janna16/03/2010 at 18:45

    Evening folks,

    Just in the door - rather tired. How is everyone?

    Not too bad although tired too. Have been training all day so that someone can cover my work until they recruit my replacement. 11 more working days to go :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/03/2010 at 18:45

    sweet

  • Janna16/03/2010 at 18:47

    Going mad. I need a checklist.

    When do you fly out?

  • Dan Brunell16/03/2010 at 18:48

    It happens a lot. A lot of deals that look like sponsors putting money in are anything but

    We do that a lot at the place I work at. In 2005, I made a deal with the Seattle Mariners that we would give them half-page ad space on every issue of our magazine for a box corporate suite for two games a season. Everyone loves it.

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 18:50

    When do you fly out?

    I leave here at 6.30am to get to Gatwick at 9.30 for the 11.40 flight. I don't trust the motorways or the airline so I'm allowing time..

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 18:51

    I leave here at 6.30am to get to Gatwick at 9.30 for the 11.40 flight. I don't trust the motorways or the airline so I'm allowing time..

    And I'm sat here faffing with my blog instead of getting stuff ready :D

  • Janna16/03/2010 at 18:52

    And I'm sat here faffing with my blog instead of getting stuff ready :D

    It's OK, so long as you've got your passport, your tickets and some form of payment card/euros, anything else is a bonus ;)

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 18:53

    Aw man this has to get points from Christine!

    Tweet from Jaime:

    Tomorrow simulator again! It looks like i m living in milton keynes already? Why no one likes CAPS!!! I love theeeeeeeeem

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 18:54

    Have the Williams, Lotus or Renault podcasts been released for this GP yet? I am having trouble finding them...

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 18:54

    It's OK, so long as you've got your passport, your tickets and some form of payment card/euros, anything else is a bonus ;)

    I've got those safe and sound. That and my sister's birthday present from me and cards from loads of people (her birthday is on the 29th).

  • me16/03/2010 at 18:55

    mediatemple are frickin' useless. they've toshed something else up and are now suggesting that the only fix is to reset everybody's database passwords.

    except.... they don't trust their users to change their own (it's a 2 second job), so are planning to automate the process. which means they'll reset our passwords when it suits them, and we'll probably be asleep, which means the site will die... until we wake up.

    they really are thick as two short planks. this is my support request to them:

    i understand that you're planning on automatically changing database passwords....

    please

    please

    please

    please

    please

    please

    please

    please DO NOT do this to our database and let us manage it ourselves.

    you are going bugger everything up by doing so. please may we have an exemption?

    thank you.

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 18:56

    thank you.

    nicely put :D

    evening all

  • Janna16/03/2010 at 18:57

    nicely put :D

    evening all

    Indeed, evening Jon

  • Lady Snowcat16/03/2010 at 18:58

    Great new vid on Kimi's website of his Mexican rally...

    Like the ones on the Arctic and Sweden is HD and really atmospheric...

    Made my day....

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 19:00

    please

    please

    please

    please

    please

    please

    please

    They do understand time zones and the like don't they or are they amongst those who think the internet is an American domestic thing?

  • Kathi16/03/2010 at 19:00

    Made my day....

    more Kimi news for you:

    2: Another miss for Raikkonen - but was his car at 100 per cent?

    "Kimi Raikkonen's third WRC rally didn't go well. Hitting a rock seven kilometres into stage one and bending the steering arm wasn't a good start. Then, on stage two, he dropped more than thirty minutes when his fuel pump stopped working. Things looked up after a couple of clear stages, and he seemed to be getting into it, only for his rally to end in spectacular fashion when he rolled his C4 WRC five times. Soon after the crash Kimi said his late braking was to blame. His car had run wide and hit a bank - sending him into the series of rolls. Maybe he did brake late, but on watching footage from the stage side camera I noticed that the rear spoiler was missing from the rear of the C4 BEFORE the crash. Would Kimi have got around the corner with the help of some rear downforce? Perhaps. But after Sebastien Ogier's spoiler parted company with his identical C4 WRC in Sweden I imagine Citroen engineers are working on some stronger bolts for Jordan."

    http://support.wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=201&featureid=2023&pageid=2348

  • Lady Snowcat16/03/2010 at 19:02

    more Kimi news for you:

    Ooooo....

    Love you Kathi....

    Even happier....

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 19:03

    more Kimi news for you:

    That is interesting and not something I had heard about either of them. I don't think I have ever heard of a spoiler partng company with a rally car before unless it had been rolled or hit a tree or something

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:04

    They do understand time zones and the like don't they or are they amongst those who think the internet is an American domestic thing?

    the mind really boggles.

  • Kathi16/03/2010 at 19:06

    That is interesting and not something I had heard about either of them.

    I remember when Ogier's spoiler went missing. The guys from rally radio were quite astonished. It was quite funny to listen to :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/03/2010 at 19:10

    I remember when Ogier's spoiler went missing. The guys from rally radio were quite astonished. It was quite funny to listen to :D

    I remember the interview with Ogier just after he crossed the finish. It was something along the lines of:

    Q: Did you know your rear spoiler is gone?

    Ogier: (Shrugs head) What!?

  • RG16/03/2010 at 19:11

    I remember the interview with Ogier just after he crossed the finish. It was something along the lines of:

    Q: Did you know your rear spoiler is gone?

    Ogier: (Shrugs head) What!?

    :) woo for Oggi.

  • Alex Andronov16/03/2010 at 19:13

    you are going bugger everything up by doing so. please may we have an exemption?

    that is hopeless!

  • Alex Andronov16/03/2010 at 19:13

    Evening everyone :)

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:14

    that is hopeless!

    hilarious. not sure we can afford anyone else bandwidth though. this may require some juggling.

  • Lukeh16/03/2010 at 19:16

    hilarious. not sure we can afford anyone else bandwidth though. this may require some juggling.

    I'm gonna use my flawless predicting skills to predict that we shall see various media tample related rants in the near future

    *prepares article bigging up predicting correctness*

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:16

    I'm gonna use my flawless predicting skills to predict that we shall see various media tample related rants in the near future

    2nded.

    *prepares article bigging up predicting correctness*

    :)

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 19:17

    Great new vid on Kimi's website of his Mexican rally...

    You need to have a sitdown with Raikkonen and let him know that he cant let the youtube fanboy's hero, Ken Block, do better than him anymore.

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 19:19

    You need to have a sitdown with Raikkonen and let him know that he cant let the youtube fanboy's hero, Ken Block, do better than him anymore.

    It's not like he did THAT Much better. He just took longer to crash.

    What do you have against Block?

  • Alex Andronov16/03/2010 at 19:19

    hilarious. not sure we can afford anyone else bandwidth though. this may require some juggling.

    I have an allegedly unlimited bandwith provider at the moment with root access. I have not actually been using them in anger much though. Webfusion.

  • Alex Andronov16/03/2010 at 19:20

    I have an allegedly unlimited bandwith provider at the moment with root access. I have not actually been using them in anger much though. Webfusion.

    that's where aaserver.co.uk is btw.

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:21

    I have an allegedly unlimited bandwith provider at the moment with root access. I have not actually been using them in anger much though. Webfusion.

    is it proper root? eg, like a vps?

  • Lady Snowcat16/03/2010 at 19:21

    You need to have a sitdown with Raikkonen and let him know that he cant let the youtube fanboy's hero, Ken Block, do better than him anymore.

    He didn't ...

    Kimi got a 4th place in one stage and also a 7th...

    Ken got nowhere near that....

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:22

    is it proper root? eg, like a vps?

    ahh, don't worry, just looked and they install plesk. me no likey plesk, me likely barebones install.

    the other issue is our 30gb+ storage requirements.

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 19:24

    What do you have against Block?

    Just local razzing between fellow autocrossers. We have a bunch of X-Games fans in our regional associations and a bunch of F1 fans and we joke about it amongst ourselves.

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 19:24

    the other issue is our 30gb+ storage requirements.

    is slicehost too expensive?

    Unfortunately I'm not much help, I've always had my servers at either an ISP or a company that I worked for, or at home on a fast connection.

    But I don't think I ever pushed traffic like you do.

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 19:25

    Just local razzing between fellow autocrossers. We have a bunch of X-Games fans in our regional associations and a bunch of F1 fans and we joke about it amongst ourselves.

    ahh, ok.

    I really hate that Raikonnen guy

    ;)

  • Alex Andronov16/03/2010 at 19:25

    the other issue is our 30gb+ storage requirements.

    did you look at the dedicated? It's ubuntu and you get 250gb

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 19:25

    Evening :)

  • Lukeh16/03/2010 at 19:26

    Evening :)

    Hiya Alison

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:26

    is slicehost too expensive?

    sadly yeah. f1minute is on there and bursting at the seams.

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:27

    did you look at the dedicated? It's ubuntu and you get 250gb

    £79.99 a month? that's four times our budget.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 19:27

    Evening :)

    Hello

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 19:28

    Evening - I am watching IndyCar highlights :)

  • Alex Andronov16/03/2010 at 19:28

    did you look at the dedicated? It's ubuntu and you get 250gb

    looks like they don't have all the options there I mean under the bonnet it's all pipex owned. Mine is actually sold via 123.

    http://www.123-reg.co.uk/dedicated-server-hosting/

  • Alex Andronov16/03/2010 at 19:29

    £79.99 a month? that's four times our budget.

    yeah sorry on train. Try that other link. Still quite expensive though.

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:29

    looks like they don't have all the options there I mean under the bonnet it's all pipex owned. Mine is actually sold via 123.

    way to expensive though. sidepodcast has outgrown itself.

  • Alex Andronov16/03/2010 at 19:30

    yeah sorry on train. Try that other link. Still quite expensive though.

    29.99

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:33

    29.99

    that one isn't a bare bones install, it comes with apache and we need nginx for live comment scaling.

  • Alex Andronov16/03/2010 at 19:33

    29.99

    surely you must be paying more than that a month now?

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:34

    surely you must be paying more than that a month now?

    not for media temple? about £12 i think.

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:34

    not for media temple? about £12 i think.

    and you get 1TB or bandwidth included in that. guaranteed.

    hence why we're trapped.

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 19:36

    and you get 1TB or bandwidth included in that. guaranteed.

    What are sidepodcasts monthly bandwidth requirements?

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:38

    What are sidepodcasts monthly bandwidth requirements?

    about 1-2TB, although we pay an overage when we pass 1TB.

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:39

    adam cooper, on lotus tweeting: http://adamcooperf1.com/2010/03/16/mike-gascoyne-wins-formula-ones-first-twitter-gp-for-lotus-racing/

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 19:51

    I have the night off. This is confusing to me.... :P

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 19:51

    about 1-2TB, although we pay an overage when we pass 1TB.

    I'm assuming most of that is the podcasts, but do you compress text/* and application/* content types?

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/03/2010 at 19:54

    Don't know if this has been said here today already, but:

    Team owner Richard Branson wants Virgin Racing to be competing for the championship within three years. The publicity-shy entrepreneur reckons once every team is working to a £40m budget, the F1 rookies will quickly become competitive.

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:54

    I'm assuming most of that is the podcasts, but do you compress text/* and application/* content types?

    it's all podcasts. we use amazon cloud front to distribute images, css, javascript globally. too pricey to do that for audio and video though.

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:54

    Team owner Richard Branson wants Virgin Racing to be competing for the championship within three years. The publicity-shy entrepreneur reckons once every team is working to a £40m budget, the F1 rookies will quickly become competitive.

    eh? the budget cap is coming back?

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 19:54

    I'm well and truly confused too.

    I got a good discount from Sky on a TV/ISP/phone package. But I just called BT and they want to charge me a fortune to leave because I'm terminating early (stoopid contract extension I took).

  • RG16/03/2010 at 19:55

    Team owner Richard Branson wants Virgin Racing to be competing for the championship within three years. The publicity-shy entrepreneur reckons once every team is working to a £40m budget, the F1 rookies will quickly become competitive.

    Which matches my Timo for world champ in 2010 prediction (I may have said he would do that in a Ferrari, but shh). I think Richard and I are onto something here.

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:55

    I'm well and truly confused too.

    I got a good discount from Sky on a TV/ISP/phone package. But I just called BT and they want to charge me a fortune to leave because I'm terminating early (stoopid contract extension I took).

    ahh yes. nasty people are BT. though shall never leave.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/03/2010 at 19:55

    eh? the budget cap is coming back?

    I think it is supposed to be the "voluntary" cap that they're working to

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 19:55

    Team owner Richard Branson wants Virgin Racing to be competing for the championship within three years. The publicity-shy entrepreneur reckons once every team is working to a £40m budget, the F1 rookies will quickly become competitive.

    eh? the budget cap is coming back?

    I think that's what the teams all hope they'll get down to.

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:57

    i can't remember who asked this yesterday, but - http://twitter.com/5LiveF1/status/10583381861

    doesn't say why they don't read tweets out mind you.

  • me16/03/2010 at 19:57

    I think that's what the teams all hope they'll get down to.

    kind of optimistic if they're going to be paying for tyres too.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 19:57

    i can't remember who asked this yesterday, but - http://twitter...F1/status/10583381861

    doesn't say why they don't read tweets out mind you.

    It was me asking...

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 19:58

    ahh yes. nasty people are BT. though shall never leave.

    £48 surcharge for internet to July and £57 for phone to November. And this is supposed to be a free market. Extortion.

    Now I have the hassle of trying to find out if I can keep my half-price Sky installation if I go TV-only... Add in that BT say I've been hitting over 50GB usage per month some months and Sky's limit is 40GB.

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 19:59

    i can't remember who asked this yesterday, but - http://twitter...F1/status/10583381861

    doesn't say why they don't read tweets out mind you.

    It was me asking...

    Reminds me of "Anchorman"... they might accidentally read out something that shouldn't go live ;)

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 19:59

    Team owner Richard Branson wants Virgin Racing to be competing for the championship within three years. The publicity-shy entrepreneur reckons once every team is working to a £40m budget, the F1 rookies will quickly become competitive.

    eh? the budget cap is coming back?

    Perhaps he thinks they are still working toward it. They say they are still underneath it.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 19:59

    ahh yes. nasty people are BT. though shall never leave.

    £48 surcharge for internet to July and £57 for phone to November. And this is supposed to be a free market. Extortion.

    Now I have the hassle of trying to find out if I can keep my half-price Sky installation if I go TV-only... Add in that BT say I've been hitting over 50GB usage per month some months and Sky's limit is 40GB.

    You have a download cap?

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:00

    It was me asking...

    ah-ha, does it help?

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 20:01

    You have a download cap?

    Many many providers do here. My contract only limits you to fair usage which is why I chose it. Depending on what else you want with it though, this can be very expensive.

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 20:01

    You have a download cap?

    BT's 'fair use' is apparently 100GB (I just found that out). Sky's is 40. I had no idea what I was using but what I didn't tell them is I'd be torrenting less if I had Sky telly, because I'd suddenly have access to a lot of the channels I'm thieving from.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 20:01

    It was me asking...

    ah-ha, does it help?

    Yes it does - thanks for the link ;)

    Like you said though, they didn't say why...

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 20:01

    BT's 'fair use' is apparently 100GB (I just found that out). Sky's is 40. I had no idea what I was using but what I didn't tell them is I'd be torrenting less if I had Sky telly, because I'd suddenly have access to a lot of the channels I'm thieving from.

    In fairness to Sky their own network says 'true unlimited', but it doesn't extend down here so I'd be on some other thing

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 20:02

    I think that's what the teams all hope they'll get down to.

    Ferrari will throw a fit though. Then again they throw a fit over just about anything.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 20:03

    BT's 'fair use' is apparently 100GB (I just found that out). Sky's is 40. I had no idea what I was using but what I didn't tell them is I'd be torrenting less if I had Sky telly, because I'd suddenly have access to a lot of the channels I'm thieving from.

    In fairness to Sky their own network says 'true unlimited', but it doesn't extend down here so I'd be on some other thing

    OK Thanks. No limits for me here...

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 20:03

    Ferrari will throw a fit though. Then again they throw a fit over just about anything.

    I get the impression that they'd throw a fit even if something helped them and only them.

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 20:03

    The similarities between ISPs and the discussion of site hosting are eerily similar. Both markets are a complete mess it seems.

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 20:04

    The similarities between ISPs and the discussion of site hosting are eerily similar.

    rearrange this to make sense

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:05

    Ferrari will throw a fit though. Then again they throw a fit over just about anything.

    I get the impression that they'd throw a fit even if something helped them and only them.

    :)

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 20:05

    I get the impression that they'd throw a fit even if something helped them and only them.

    I'm sure Luca is drawing up some document discussing how upset they are about their recent 1-2 finish.

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 20:05

    OK Thanks. No limits for me here...

    Fair usage doesn't tend to be a set amount though. I think they just mean they'll investigate if it seems like suspicious usage to them. A lot of cheaper contracts have shockingly low download limits though. I've seen things offered that give you things like 5GB If you tried to stream anything, that's just be gone....

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 20:05

    The similarities between ISPs and the discussion of site hosting are eerily similar. Both markets are a complete mess it seems.

    Well, it's EASY to find hosting for the podcasts.

    It's just not affordable.

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:05

    The similarities between ISPs and the discussion of site hosting are eerily similar. Both markets are a complete mess it seems.

    hosting market is fine. it's just we have insane demands and zero budget.

    the isp market is a different animal.

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:06

    Well, it's EASY to find hosting for the podcasts.

    It's just not affordable.

    excatly.

    in part, that was why i was surprised that redbull aren't hosting their podcast. if an f1 can't afford it, how the hell can we?

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 20:07

    BT's 'fair use' is apparently 100GB (I just found that out). Sky's is 40. I had no idea what I was using but what I didn't tell them is I'd be torrenting less if I had Sky telly, because I'd suddenly have access to a lot of the channels I'm thieving from.

    I should make the point I'm a racing nerd so I'm only getting races here, not TV shows.

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 20:07

    The similarities between ISPs and the discussion of site hosting are eerily similar. Both markets are a complete mess it seems.

    Well, it's EASY to find hosting for the podcasts.

    It's just not affordable.

    Ah understood

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 20:08

    in part, that was why i was surprised that redbull aren't hosting their podcast. if an f1 can't afford it, how the hell can we?

    Forgetting the fact that podcast clients generally don't support bittorrent for the moment, would you be willing to put them up on a torrent?

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 20:09

    I should make the point I'm a racing nerd so I'm only getting races here, not TV shows.

    Yeah but any kind of tv watching is very resource intensive. I watch all my tv online on demand. I have a tv (complete with VCR :P) but I really don't remember the last time I turned it on

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 20:10

    Yeah but any kind of tv watching is very resource intensive. I watch all my tv online on demand. I have a tv (complete with VCR :P) but I really don't remember the last time I turned it on

    True enough - I do use iPlayer.

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 20:10

    Yeah but any kind of tv watching is very resource intensive. I watch all my tv online on demand. I have a tv (complete with VCR :P) but I really don't remember the last time I turned it on

    V... C... R? what is that?

    ;)

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 20:11

    Yeah but any kind of tv watching is very resource intensive. I watch all my tv online on demand. I have a tv (complete with VCR :P) but I really don't remember the last time I turned it on

    V... C... R? what is that?

    ;)

    Video Computer Radio?

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 20:12

    Video Computer Radio?

    Are you messing? Do you not have videos in Denmark?

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 20:12

    V... C... R? what is that?

    ;)

    I still have one that I use for a TV tuner on an old TV without a remote (and therefore tuning options)!

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 20:12

    Video Computer Radio?

    I actually have a bunch of VCR's lying around in my home office/hobby room. my son likes taking stuff apart :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/03/2010 at 20:12

    Video Computer Radio?

    Video??? Didn't that go out with the Macarena?

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 20:12

    Video Computer Radio?

    heheh

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 20:13

    Viscous cruddy rearend? Might work, it's the description for the bad differential in my roommates S13.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 20:13

    Video Computer Radio?

    Are you messing? Do you not have videos in Denmark?

    Yeah I am messing ;)

    I used to sell and service the things too ;)

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 20:13

    I actually have a bunch of VCR's lying around in my home office/hobby room. my son likes taking stuff apart :)

    Mine is in a box somewhere. I never unpacked it when I moved in October.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 20:13

    I have a whole bookcase of VHS cassettes and I don't even know why!

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:14

    Forgetting the fact that podcast clients generally don't support bittorrent for the moment, would you be willing to put them up on a torrent?

    our podcasts? they're all already torrented. there's a link on ever post.

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:14

    our podcasts? they're all already torrented. there's a link on ever post.

    fyi: http://sidepodcast.com/2008/08/10/f1-torrents-of-the-legal-kind/

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 20:15

    I have a whole bookcase of VHS cassettes and I don't even know why!

    I threw them all away a couple of months ago. I remember asking your advice on possible recycling. But no, I put mine into my car and down to the recycling centre a while ago now....

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 20:15

    fyi: http://sidepod...ts-of-the-legal-kind/

    Media Temple do a sterling job of providing us with solid web hosting,

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:15

    I have a whole bookcase of VHS cassettes and I don't even know why!

    because you don't move house often enough.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/03/2010 at 20:15

    http://sidepodcast.com/2008/08/10/f1-torrents-of-the-legal-kind/

    Careful now - Bernie will have you for using "F1" in the title!!

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:15

    Media Temple do a sterling job of providing us with solid web hosting,

    hehehehe. ooooh dear.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 20:16

    I have a whole bookcase of VHS cassettes and I don't even know why!

    because you don't move house often enough.

    Well I'll be dumping them in a month then!

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 20:17

    Media Temple do a sterling job of providing us with solid web hosting,

    Yeah I was about to mention that :P

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 20:17

    our podcasts? they're all already torrented. there's a link on ever post.

    huh. I'm actually supposed to read the posts associated with each podcast!?!?!

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:17

    huh. I'm actually supposed to read the posts associated with each podcast!?!?!

    no comment ;)

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 20:17

    Well I'll be dumping them in a month then!

    I've only got a handful of 'bought' ones left, I'm too lazy to do anything with them. I've also got a box of F1 races I recorded to VHS and I'm too lazy to see what's on them to see if anyone wants them, which I doubt.

  • James16/03/2010 at 20:17

    our podcasts? they're all already torrented. there's a link on ever post.

    fyi: http://sidepod...ts-of-the-legal-kind/

    I might be stupid (very possible) but the link doesn't work for me.

  • James16/03/2010 at 20:17

    our podcasts? they're all already torrented. there's a link on ever post.

    fyi: http://sidepod...ts-of-the-legal-kind/

    I might be stupid (very possible) but the link doesn't work for me.

    the torrent link on the posts.

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 20:18

    no comment ;)

    What do you mean there's no ice, you mean I gotta drink this coffee hot!?!?

  • Lukeh16/03/2010 at 20:18

    huh. I'm actually supposed to read the posts associated with each podcast!?!?!

    Here's a shovel, enjoy the hole digging

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 20:18

    I've only got a handful of 'bought' ones left, I'm too lazy to do anything with them. I've also got a box of F1 races I recorded to VHS and I'm too lazy to see what's on them to see if anyone wants them, which I doubt.

    Also I can't bear to dump a box full of that much plastic into the recycling centre.

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:18

    the torrent link on the posts.

    oh wait. i haven't done this weeks debrief, one sec.

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 20:18

    Here's a shovel, enjoy the hole digging

    It's okay. I'm sure last week I asked what show notes were :P

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:19

    It's okay. I'm sure last week I asked what show notes were :P

    :) :) :)

  • Lukeh16/03/2010 at 20:19

    It's okay. I'm sure last week I asked what show notes were :P

    :D

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 20:19

    Also I can't bear to dump a box full of that much plastic into the recycling centre.

    Well what else are you going to do with them. If they're just sitting getting no use in your house, they're having as much impact there as they would be at the dump....

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 20:20

    Also I can't bear to dump a box full of that much plastic into the recycling centre.

    Well what else are you going to do with them. If they're just sitting getting no use in your house, they're having as much impact there as they would be at the dump....

    Have you seen how much fun cats have with VHS boxes?

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 20:20

    Well what else are you going to do with them. If they're just sitting getting no use in your house, they're having as much impact there as they would be at the dump....

    But there might be something interesting on them.

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:20

    oh wait. i haven't done this weeks debrief, one sec.

    give this one a go james: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/02/f1-digest-2010-season-preview-the-calendar/

    i'll just play catch up on yesterdays.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/03/2010 at 20:21

    Also I can't bear to dump a box full of that much plastic into the recycling centre.

    Imagine how I feel - I've got every qualifying and GP from San Marino '96 through to the end of '07. Would stick on a disc if I had the time (or knowhow)

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 20:22

    Also I can't bear to dump a box full of that much plastic into the recycling centre.

    Imagine how I feel - I've got every qualifying and GP from San Marino '96 through to the end of '07. Would stick on a disc if I had the time (or knowhow)

    I think my uncle has them going back to 1985. With the Internet and BitTorrent these days, it's pretty much defunct!

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 20:22

    But there might be something interesting on them.

    Ah yes. See I'm sure I have no interest in anything my 12 year old self might have opted to record....

  • James16/03/2010 at 20:22

    oh wait. i haven't done this weeks debrief, one sec.

    give this one a go james: http://sidepod...preview-the-calendar/

    i'll just play catch up on yesterdays.

    ah that works. thought it was just me :)

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:23

    ah that works. thought it was just me :)

    we have to upload the files to a different server for torrents. usually we remember at the time. from what i can tell though, people rarely use that method to download files.

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 20:25

    from what i can tell though, people rarely use that method to download files.

    from what i know about it (not much) when you say torrents i think either illegal music or tv, people are probably less likely to download something in torrent form when the mp3 button is less than an inch above

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 20:25

    Imagine how I feel - I've got every qualifying and GP from San Marino '96 through to the end of '07. Would stick on a disc if I had the time (or knowhow)

    I have most of the 80s, all of the 90s and a fair chunk of the last decade

  • James16/03/2010 at 20:26

    we have to upload the files to a different server for torrents. usually we remember at the time. from what i can tell though, people rarely use that method to download files.

    i just wanted to test was all. you can guarentee if you stop someone will ask for them ;)

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:27

    from what i know about it (not much) when you say torrents i think either illegal music or tv, people are probably less likely to download something in torrent form when the mp3 button is less than an inch above

    tis true.

    on a personal level i am really annoyed at the bad reputation torrenting has, because if it wasn't known for what it is, apple could likely include it in itunes, without record companies flipping out over it.

    torrenting would save the likes of us a fortune. but it has a terrible rep. it's a brilliant technical specification :(

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:28

    i just wanted to test was all. you can guarentee if you stop someone will ask for them ;)

    true story.

  • James16/03/2010 at 20:29

    true story.

    i think the last two debriefs are missing the files ;)

    #confidential

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 20:30

    on a personal level i am really annoyed at the bad reputation torrenting has, because if it wasn't known for what it is, apple could likely include it in itunes, without record companies flipping out over it.

    I don't know that people know what to legitimately use it for.

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:30

    i think the last two debriefs are missing the files ;)

    137 is already there, 136 has 86 seconds remaining.

    #shaddup

    ;)

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:30

    I don't know that people know what to legitimately use it for.

    downloading large media files.

  • James16/03/2010 at 20:31

    137 is already there, 136 has 86 seconds remaining.

    #shaddup

    ;)

    :)

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 20:33

    I don't know that people know what to legitimately use it for.

    There are many perfectly legal uses, just like there were many legal uses for cassette tape.

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 20:33

    on a personal level i am really annoyed at the bad reputation torrenting has, because if it wasn't known for what it is, apple could likely include it in itunes, without record companies flipping out over it.

    we should start a campaign! torrentsarentalwaysbad.com?

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:33

    there's a torrent feed too btw. and if you have miro player, it'll sync all podcasts via torrents and then share those podcasts for everyone else (when miro is open).

    http://feeds.sidepodcast.com/sidepodcast/torrent

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:34

    we should start a campaign! torrentsarentalwaysbad.com?

    haha. you're going up against the riaa, who are clueless but very rich.

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 20:35

    haha. you're going up against the riaa, who are clueless but very rich.

    ah. probably not then :D

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 20:36

    we should start a campaign! torrentsarentalwaysbad.com?

    Ooh, a new domain name? :)

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:36

    Ooh, a new domain name? :)

    no!

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 20:38

    Ooh, a new domain name? :)

    :D

  • James16/03/2010 at 20:38

    we should start a campaign! torrentsarentalwaysbad.com?

    Ooh, a new domain name? :)

    i like how talking about domains has acted like a headping for you Christine :D

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 20:40

    Ooh, a new domain name? :)

    no!

    It's almost like you don't want people to use torrents.

    Why don't you just e-mail out the podcast files then you only have to pay once rather than for evey download?

  • Kathi16/03/2010 at 20:40

    there's a torrent feed too btw. and if you have miro player, it'll sync all podcasts via torrents and then share those podcasts for everyone else (when miro is open).

    other torrent clients are available :)

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:40

    other torrent clients are available :)

    also true. but do they read rss feeds?

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 20:41

    other torrent clients are available :)

    just not as good? ;)

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:41

    It's almost like you don't want people to use torrents.

    ha!

    Why don't you just e-mail out the podcast files then you only have to pay once rather than for evey download?

    good lord, that would depress me :)

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 20:44

    other torrent clients are available :)

    I really wish iTunes did it :(.

    I might have to figure out a way to get Transmission or osmething to automatically add it to iTunes when it's done downloading.

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 20:45

    Why don't you just e-mail out the podcast files then you only have to pay once rather than for evey download?

    Better yet, put them on a cassette and post it to someone, then when they've listened to it, they can post it on to someone else.....

  • Kathi16/03/2010 at 20:46

    also true. but do they read rss feeds?

    I think so. Mine does at least

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 20:46

    I might have to figure out a way to get Transmission or osmething to automatically add it to iTunes when it's done downloading.

    Automator?

  • me16/03/2010 at 20:47

    Better yet, put them on a cassette and post it to someone, then when they've listened to it, they can post it on to someone else.....

    :)

    :)

    :)

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 20:47

    Automator?

    I'm sure Automator could do it. Just have to figure out Automator.... or, really, get some time to do it ;)

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 20:50

    Ooh, a new domain name? :)

    :D i wondered how long it may take ;)

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 20:52

    I'm sure Automator could do it. Just have to figure out Automator.... or, really, get some time to do it ;)

    I'm pretty sure I can get this working, will have a go later on. Now that Transmission names partially downloaded files as .part it should be simple.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 20:59

    Finally got my Driver Consistency post for the Bahrain Grand Prix written!

    http://f1numbers.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/driver-consistency-bahrain-2010/

    Hope you like it - sorry if it is a bit ranty! ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/03/2010 at 20:59

    Today Leigh did a good deed!!

    :)

  • me16/03/2010 at 21:07

    Today Leigh did a good deed!!

    :)

    is it a secret?

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 21:08

    The BBC hates me! I'm trying to download my favourite quiz show (pointless) and now I have a mystery error. It came up with a message saying "Error with download" and now it's deleted it.... I've never seen that before.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:09

    Hammond's new program just started on BBC 1. It's facinating stuff with lots of super slow mo. Just like a German GP but no cars

  • Lukeh16/03/2010 at 21:10

    Hammond's new program just started on BBC 1. It's facinating stuff with lots of super slow mo. Just like a German GP but no cars

    Ooh! Forgot that was on, cheers for the heads up

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:10

    The BBC hates me! I'm trying to download my favourite quiz show (pointless) and now I have a mystery error. It came up with a message saying "Error with download" and now it's deleted it.... I've never seen that before.

    I watched it earlier. Really good. I know this doesn't help much

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/03/2010 at 21:11

    is it a secret?

    A mate asked me to give his friend a hand with a job interview - she had to do a fictional presentation on how to package Formula 1, so I rambled on bits of notes for about an hour

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 21:12

    Did anyone else get an email from Formula1.com today telling you to sign up again? I did. A bit late guys :)

  • Amy16/03/2010 at 21:12

    morning all. I am pleased to see Heikki doesnt go for fantasy films #sameperson. I am also sad no f1 folk are im town yet because i am going to my friends restaurant in st kilda tonight and it would be perfect for people spotting!

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 21:12

    Did anyone else get an email from Formula1.com today telling you to sign up again? I did. A bit late guys :)

    They obviously like me more than you. I got mine yesterday.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:13

    Did anyone else get an email from Formula1.com today telling you to sign up again? I did. A bit late guys :)

    I got it. Really good timing. Suggests they didn't plan to bin everyone's password and it was just yet another screw up

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 21:13

    Did anyone else get an email from Formula1.com today telling you to sign up again? I did. A bit late guys :)

    I never got one but I signed up during the pre-race and I got an email straight away!

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:15

    I never got one but I signed up during the pre-race and I got an email straight away!

    So did I. This is an e-mail I assume to everyone who had signed up before to tell them to sign up again even though we already have

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 21:16

    I never got one but I signed up during the pre-race and I got an email straight away!

    So did I. This is an e-mail I assume to everyone who had signed up before to tell them to sign up again even though we already have

    I cannot tell you if I got a reminder email though because I used an old address that doesn't exist anymore!

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:19

    They are letting Hammond fly a helicopter? Don't they know what happens when he gets the controls of exotic machinery?

  • Alianora La Canta16/03/2010 at 21:19

    Was it just me or did Rob look quite 'trim' on Sunday? {Comment #92}

    Well, as race engineer he is responsible for overseeing Massa's chief mechanic, so if the chief mechanic and his subordinates are having to do an ultra-intense fitness regime to slice 0.1 seconds off their tyre-change times, I suppose being really fit and healthy yourself is a good example to pass on.

  • Lukeh16/03/2010 at 21:21

    They are letting Hammond fly a helicopter? Don't they know what happens when he gets the controls of exotic machinery?

    :)

    This is pretty cool viewing! I would like to see them super slow down an F1 car going down a straight with the special cameras they use...

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 21:23

    I watched it earlier. Really good. I know this doesn't help much

    Hehehe I made it work now :D

    I (heart) that programme. Pity I'm too stupid to go on it....

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:23

    This is pretty cool viewing! I would like to see them super slow down an F1 car going down a straight with the special cameras they use...

    Shame you never see vortices spinning off the rear wings these days. I guess Bernie would want too much money for F1 to be shown

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 21:23

    Hammond's new program just started on BBC 1. It's facinating stuff with lots of super slow mo. Just like a German GP but no cars

    what's the name of it? I'll have to use that awesome technology we were talking about earlier that has a bad reputation for illegal things to download hammonds new show illegally.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:24

    I (heart) that programme. Pity I'm too stupid to go on it....

    I thought that was the qualification for most of the contestants.

  • Alianora La Canta16/03/2010 at 21:24

    "Revs limited to 18,000rpm, the ban on in-race refuelling, standardised gearboxes and engines, a single tyre supplier; all initiatives introduced during his tenure at the FIA, all of which appear to have done little for the show if Bahrain is anything to go on."

    Seems a little harsh. A lot of that was to reduce cost. {Comment #116}

    A lot of it increased costs...

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:24

    what's the name of it? I'll have to use that awesome technology we were talking about earlier that has a bad reputation for illegal things to download hammonds new show illegally.

    Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds

  • Lukeh16/03/2010 at 21:24

    what's the name of it? I'll have to use that awesome technology we were talking about earlier that has a bad reputation for illegal things to download hammonds new show illegally.

    Richard Hammond;s Invisible Worlds I believe

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 21:25

    I thought that was the qualification for most of the contestants.

    Yeah but the only people that win any money know loooooads of things and stuff I've never heard of.

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 21:27

    Richard Hammond;s Invisible Worlds I believe

    thanks

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 21:27

    Yeah but the only people that win any money know loooooads of things and stuff I've never heard of.

    Also I don't know lots and lots of things about very obvious topics. I'm sure I'd really embarrass myself by not being able to name a single prime minister or something....

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 21:29

    Shame you never see vortices spinning off the rear wings these days. I guess Bernie would want too much money for F1 to be shown

    Or sparks.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:29

    Also I don't know lots and lots of things about very obvious topics. I'm sure I'd really embarrass myself by not being able to name a single prime minister or something....

    I am sure you can't be as bad as you think.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:30

    Or sparks.

    I liked sparks but Max's stupid plank ruined that

  • me16/03/2010 at 21:30

    I liked sparks but Max's stupid plank ruined that

    should that be - stupid plank max ruined that?

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 21:31

    I am sure you can't be as bad as you think.

    No but I can guarantee I'd embarrass myself. If I was made to go, I'd take my dad. I'm sure he'd have amazing pointless knowledge!

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 21:31

    should that be - stupid plank max ruined that?

    or maybe Max Planck ruined it?

  • Alianora La Canta16/03/2010 at 21:31

    wow! even by joe's standards, this is a bit harsh on sutil:

    Robert Kubica was a victim of Sutil’s impetuous ways on this occasion and so he too had to make up places. {Comment #119}

    Huh? I thought Kubica started it, ably assisted by a combination of Mark Webber's oily smoke-spray and the general chaos of about five cars attempting to get round the corner at the same time...

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 21:31

    No but I can guarantee I'd embarrass myself. If I was made to go, I'd take my dad. I'm sure he'd have amazing pointless knowledge!

    that _IS_ every dad's job.

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 21:31

    A lot of it increased costs...

    This is due to the fact that components are now expected to last more than one or two races. Before they'd be made used and discarded. Plus with fewer items made, the costs actually go up.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:32

    should that be - stupid plank max ruined that?

    I was tempted to change it to stupid Max's plank but I guess the options are many and the meaning never changes

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 21:32

    should that be - stupid plank max ruined that?

    :D

  • RG16/03/2010 at 21:32

    wow! even by joe's standards, this is a bit harsh on sutil:

    Nothing can be too harsh on Sutil.

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 21:32

    or maybe Max Planck ruined it?

    A constant worry.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:33

    No but I can guarantee I'd embarrass myself. If I was made to go, I'd take my dad. I'm sure he'd have amazing pointless knowledge!

    Let me get this right. You think you are too stupid for Pointless but you want to go on Dragons Den and be interogated by them?

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:33

    or maybe Max Planck ruined it?

    I love physics jokes

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 21:34

    Let me get this right. You think you are too stupid for Pointless but you want to go on Dragons Den and be interogated by them?

    Hmmm maybe I didn't mean stupid. I'm not stupid. I can just envision my mind going blank and me not being able to name a primary colour or something.....

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 21:34

    A constant worry.

    groan

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 21:35

    Hmmm maybe I didn't mean stupid. I'm not stupid. I can just envision my mind going blank and me not being able to name a primary colour or something.....

    Private Eye has a special section for people like this. :D

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 21:35

    A constant worry.

    Nice.

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 21:35

    groan

    I'm sorry, but these are the jokes. I can only work with what people give me.

  • Alianora La Canta16/03/2010 at 21:37

    Nothing can be too harsh on Sutil. {Comment #441}

    Of course it can be - blaming him for someone else's actions would seem rather excessive - wouldn't it be better to judge him on his own actions?

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 21:37

    I'm sorry, but these are the jokes. I can only work with what people give me.

    Think of it this way. Each joke is in a box. It's either funny, or not funny. And you won't know which it is until you open up the box, but while it's in the box, it's both funny and not funny at the same time.

    Or, you could just have me butcher quantum mechanics. That could be funny, too.

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 21:38

    I'm sorry, but these are the jokes. I can only work with what people give me.

    Think of it this way. Each joke is in a box. It's either funny, or not funny. And you won't know which it is until you open up the box, but while it's in the box, it's both funny and not funny at the same time.

    Or, you could just have me butcher quantum mechanics. That could be funny, too.

    Schrodinger's joke

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 21:38

    Private Eye has a special section for people like this. :D

    People like what? Who make fools of themselves on quiz shows? I'm also into watching Only Connect. I love it when the people get 3/4 through the show and haven't got anything right. I would definitely not fare better at this!

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 21:38

    Think of it this way. Each joke is in a box. It's either funny, or not funny. And you won't know which it is until you open up the box, but while it's in the box, it's both funny and not funny at the same time.

    Is there a dead cat in the box too?

  • Turkey Machine16/03/2010 at 21:38

    I posted our F1 Debrief show yesterday, and it's a good one, mostly because it features a lot of voicemails from our lovely listeners. Rather than listen to us whine about the Bahrain GP, we hear from you guys and what you think. More please.

    That was good fun to listen to. Good mixture of the downbeat voicemails and the upbeat ones.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:39

    I'm sorry, but these are the jokes. I can only work with what people give me.

    At least it is better than Schroedinger's cat went walked into a bar. And it didn't

  • jpancoast16/03/2010 at 21:39

    Is there a dead cat in the box too?

    Cat in a box? that's one of the cutest things evar!

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:40

    People like what? Who make fools of themselves on quiz shows? I'm also into watching Only Connect. I love it when the people get 3/4 through the show and haven't got anything right. I would definitely not fare better at this!

    That is a great program. Have you tried the walls on the website. I do so badly with them

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 21:41

    That is a great program. Have you tried the walls on the website. I do so badly with them

    Oh erm no. Often they solve the wall and I still don't understand even after it's all explained :P

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:42

    Oh erm no. Often they solve the wall and I still don't understand even after it's all explained :P

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/onlyconnect/quiz/

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 21:44

    People like what? Who make fools of themselves on quiz shows?

    Yes. It's called Dumb Britain, but only chronicles the very worst examples of quiz show idiocy. Example: "What is the Latin name for the Canadian province which is called 'New Scotland' in English?" Answer given was: "Johannesburg"

    Then there are all the famous answers fromFamily Fortunes...

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 21:45

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/onlyconnect/quiz/

    That's really quite freaky. I just solved my very first wall today.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:47

    That's really quite freaky. I just solved my very first wall today.

    I think I have only ever managed about three. There are at least two walss there that I can't make one line on. The really annoying one though was when I solved the wall and couldn't figure out the final connection.

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 21:49

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/onlyconnect/quiz/

    Oooh I will have a try. I mainly like the round where they take the vowels out the words. I can do that one.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:50

    Oooh I will have a try. I mainly like the round where they take the vowels out the words. I can do that one.

    That's the one I beat them all at except when they have words that start with vowels. Same with Countdown I just can't do words that start with vowels

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 21:53

    Oh dear. That's really really hard.

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 21:54

    I think I have only ever managed about three. There are at least two walss there that I can't make one line on. The really annoying one though was when I solved the wall and couldn't figure out the final connection.

    We've just done Wall 2 having failed on Wall 1

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 21:57

    F1 Minute: http://www.f1minute.com/2010/03/16/the-great-shame-blame-game/

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 21:57

    Are there no easy walls for people who suck?

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 21:57

    F1 Minute: http://www.f1m...eat-shame-blame-game/

    Big Pic, I mean.

  • Christine16/03/2010 at 21:58

    Are there no easy walls for people who suck?

    I found number three to be easy, but I think it's one of those things that it's only easy if you know it.

  • Lukeh16/03/2010 at 21:58

    I really enjoyed that Richard Hammond program. Recommended viewing for the iPlayer.

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 21:59

    I found number three to be easy, but I think it's one of those things that it's only easy if you know it.

    Yeah definitely. I think when I've watched, sometimes the categories just leap out at you if it's something you know something about.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 21:59

    Are there no easy walls for people who suck?

    Keep going. You have to remember on the program they have three people doing it and often they fail. You can't expect to complete too many. Not unless you are competitive like Lou

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:00

    I really enjoyed that Richard Hammond program. Recommended viewing for the iPlayer.

    It was facinating. Never heard of sprites before. How can you miss 20 mile high lightning?

  • James16/03/2010 at 22:04

    Are there no easy walls for people who suck?

    I did wall 2. took me a while. but my brain finally kicked into gear :)

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 22:05

    WOOOOOOO! I solved number 4 :D

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 22:06

    I was a little irritated it didn't accept my connection for one of the categories though even though I clearly knew what connected them.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:06

    WOOOOOOO! I solved number 4 :D

    Well done.

    1 out of 4 on your own is good.

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 22:07

    WOOOOOOO! I solved number 4 :D

    We got 4 and 5 :)

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:07

    I did wall 2. took me a while. but my brain finally kicked into gear :)

    I can see everyone getting into this game

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:07

    I was a little irritated it didn't accept my connection for one of the categories though even though I clearly knew what connected them.

    I had that once two

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:07

    I had that once two

    two??

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 22:10

    Oooh: http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2010/03/getting-rid-of-aero-in-f1-the-counterargument/

    Frank Dernie argues cutting aero would not improve overtaking, he says we need rock hard tyres and manual gearboxes...

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 22:12

    Frank Dernie argues cutting aero would not improve overtaking, he says we need rock hard tyres and manual gearboxes...

    Wasn't that tried with the grooved tyres though?

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:13

    Frank Dernie argues cutting aero would not improve overtaking, he says we need rock hard tyres and manual gearboxes...

    I read half the article and he is talking cobblers.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:13

    Wasn't that tried with the grooved tyres though?

    Exactly. That was Max's theory.

  • Kathi16/03/2010 at 22:14

    two??

    this makes me very happy.

    *Continues to correct all the ones she transcribed as won*

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 22:14

    Which wall are we playing?

  • RG16/03/2010 at 22:14

    WOOOOOOO! I solved number 4 :D

    I got 16 right.

    No idea how.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:15

    this makes me very happy.

    :D

    English is a foreign language to me to. Too many twos to remember

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:16

    I got 16 right.

    There were only 15 walls the last time I looked. 5 more to screw up

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 22:16

    I got 16 right.

    I nearly got 14. i htink it was 14. oteherwise i'm too impatient or i just don't know

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 22:16

    Exactly. That was Max's theory.

    And that really worked didn't it?

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 22:16

    I nearly got 14. i htink it was 14. oteherwise i'm too impatient or i just don't know

    I think the T and H keys are the wrong way around

  • me16/03/2010 at 22:17

    i said this!

    On the subject of double diffusers making it difficult to follow, he said that early last year the Toyota drivers complained that the hardest car to follow was the Renault, which didn’t have a double diffuser.

    i knew i didn't make it up. go me.

  • James16/03/2010 at 22:19

    Frank Dernie argues cutting aero would not improve overtaking, he says we need rock hard tyres and manual gearboxes...

    I read half the article and he is talking cobblers.

    at this point i think those in charge will try anything.

  • me16/03/2010 at 22:19

    I read half the article and he is talking cobblers.

    i disagree. i'm with him on the triple diffuser, removing it will make no difference.

  • James16/03/2010 at 22:20

    i said this!

    On the subject of double diffusers making it difficult to follow, he said that early last year the Toyota drivers complained that the hardest car to follow was the Renault, which didn’t have a double diffuser.

    i knew i didn't make it up. go me.

    When were Toyota following Renaults? they were either at the front or right at the back. Renault were midfield.

  • Alianora La Canta16/03/2010 at 22:20

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/onlyconnect/quiz/ {Comment #460}

    I hate this game. The way I make connections differs so much from the BBC's that there was only one set of connections between the first two walls that made sense to me after the answers were explained. So I don't think there's any point me looking at any other walls...

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:21

    i disagree. i'm with him on the triple diffuser, removing it will make no difference.

    Yes it will.

  • me16/03/2010 at 22:21

    When were Toyota following Renaults? they were either at the front or right at the back. Renault were midfield.

    i can't remember that far back! all i can remember was it was widely reported, but then hushed up and the ddd was a convenient excuse for the overtaking working group who chuffed it up big time.

  • James16/03/2010 at 22:21

    i can't remember that far back! all i can remember was it was widely reported, but then hushed up and the ddd was a convenient excuse for the overtaking working group who chuffed it up big time.

    hehe :D

    i actually worked it out just now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkHbt4dYdyc

  • me16/03/2010 at 22:21

    Yes it will.

    i don't believe it. or at least i don't believe it will make a jot of difference to enabling cars to pass.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:22

    I just tried wall 1 that Gavin did and I didn't get close to getting a line

  • Gilles Villeneuve Fan16/03/2010 at 22:22

    I read half the article and he is talking cobblers.

    Agreed - except the gearboxes bit

  • me16/03/2010 at 22:23

    Agreed - except the gearboxes bit

    why, he raised some very good points. an bridgestone would go for rock hard tyres too.

  • me16/03/2010 at 22:24

    i don't believe it. or at least i don't believe it will make a jot of difference to enabling cars to pass.

    only three cars last year had the ddd, was there significantly more overtaking at the first 5 races? nope.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 22:26

    God, the woman who does that wall quiz is really... um, direct!

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:26

    only three cars last year had the ddd, was there significantly more overtaking at the first 5 races? nope.

    The double diffuser was vastly overplayed last year just as McLaren's knee wing thing is this year. Brawn's car had a lot more advantages than just the diffuser but people fixated on it

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:27

    God, the woman who does that wall quiz is really... um, direct!

    Victoria Coren. She is a professional poker player

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 22:27

    I just tried wall 1 that Gavin did and I didn't get close to getting a line

    I've decided the game and I don't get on very well.

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 22:28

    Victoria Coren. She is a professional poker player

    I love her. She's crueler about herself than she is about them I'd say :P

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 22:29

    Victoria Coren. She is a professional poker player

    I love her. She's crueler about herself than she is about them I'd say :P

    She's mean. She keeps telling me I am rubbish!

  • Gilles Villeneuve Fan16/03/2010 at 22:29

    why, he raised some very good points. an bridgestone would go for rock hard tyres too.

    Because the wet is completely different with grip changing from lap to lap which is why some drivers are better than others - it's down to who can anticipate the conditions better. Also, in the wet, cars are not cornering at the speeds that they do in the dry, so their wake doesn't disrupt the guy behind allowing the follower to run closer through the corners and get a run on the next straight.

    I believe that the cars at the front tend to be so well matched that having a tyre that is constant throughout the race doesn't introduce any significant variation in car performance, i.e. when cars that are quick at the start don't chew up their tyres and slow down at different stages and vice versa.

  • Alianora La Canta16/03/2010 at 22:30

    She's mean. She keeps telling me I am rubbish! {Comment #514}

    She didn't tell me anything. I turned the sound off because the intro music annoyed me, and couldn't be bothered to switch the sound on again for feedback...

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:31

    I just got wall 18. First two lines just hit me instantly

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 22:31

    She's mean. She keeps telling me I am rubbish!

    :D

    Me too.

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 22:33

    I just got wall 18. First two lines just hit me instantly

    Wow it was easy!

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:34

    Because the wet is completely different with grip changing from lap to lap which is why some drivers are better than others - it's down to who can anticipate the conditions better. Also, in the wet, cars are not cornering at the speeds that they do in the dry, so their wake doesn't disrupt the guy behind allowing the follower to run closer through the corners and get a run on the next straight.

    I have argued for years they need to slow the cars down to get overtaking and that is what Dernie's wet argument proves.

    Of course all he is doing is saying there is more overtaking in the wet and selecting one factor that happens in the wet and saying that is the answer. It doesn't matter what tyres you have on the car if a car loses downforces following the car in front and cannot get within 0.8 of a second of it

  • RubberGoat16/03/2010 at 22:35

    Night guys - Pat, enjoy your holiday ;)

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 22:35

    I did 13 as well.

  • Gilles Villeneuve Fan16/03/2010 at 22:36

    Of course all he is doing is saying there is more overtaking in the wet and selecting one factor that happens in the wet and saying that is the answer. It doesn't matter what tyres you have on the car if a car loses downforces following the car in front and cannot get within 0.8 of a second of it

    It all changes of course if mechanical grip exceeds aero grip, but we need a massive reduction in aero for that to happen (and a return to the early 70's!).

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:37

    I did wall 19 as well. I am invincible. :D

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:37

    Have a good break Pat

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:38

    I did 13 as well.

    Is there an online pointless game?

  • RG16/03/2010 at 22:38

    See ya Gavin

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:40

    It all changes of course if mechanical grip exceeds aero grip, but we need a massive reduction in aero for that to happen (and a return to the early 70's!).

    To get good racing you need to change the circuits and you need to have cars that comply with a simple formula.

    Absolutely minimum downforce. Mechanical grip much higher than aero grip. Power much higher than mechanical grip.

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 22:42

    Night guys - Pat, enjoy your holiday ;)

    Cheers!

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 22:42

    Have a good break Pat

    Thanks. I should finish packing. Instead I am emailing Sky.

  • Gilles Villeneuve Fan16/03/2010 at 22:42

    Absolutely minimum downforce. Mechanical grip much higher than aero grip. Power much higher than mechanical grip.

    Now you're talking... When are you putting your name forward for the new F1 Commissioner?

  • RG16/03/2010 at 22:43

    Thanks. I should finish packing. Instead I am emailing Sky.

    Boo. Anyways, since I'll forget, enjoy your trip!

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:44

    Now you're talking... When are you putting your name forward for the new F1 Commissioner?

    Somehow I don't think I would get the job

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:44

    Wall 20 beat me up. I am vincible again. :(

  • Gilles Villeneuve Fan16/03/2010 at 22:45

    Somehow I don't think I would get the job

    Why because you talk too much sense?

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:46

    Why because you talk too much sense?

    I passed the intelligence test so that meant I failed the interview process

  • me16/03/2010 at 22:48

    big paris: http://www.paris-26-gigapixels.com/index-en.html

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 22:49

    big paris: http://www.par...els.com/index-en.html

    oh come on! clearly not trying to break the stereotype with that music!!!

    all we need now is onions, a bike, stripped clothes and rene from allo allo

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 22:49

    Thanks. I should finish packing. Instead I am emailing Sky.

    Boo. Anyways, since I'll forget, enjoy your trip!

    Thanks.

    I'm telling them that actually I don't want their phone or internet after all. Luckily I'm within the 7-day 'cooling off' period. But I think I'll take the TV installation discount thanks very much.

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 22:51

    Of course all he is doing is saying there is more overtaking in the wet and selecting one factor that happens in the wet and saying that is the answer.

    So this explains the start time for Malaysia :D

  • me16/03/2010 at 22:55

    oh come on! clearly not trying to break the stereotype with that music!!!

    you possibly, may be, almost certainly are, missing the most important bit.

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 22:57

    you possibly, may be, almost certainly are, missing the most important bit.

    Sounds like the music from Amelié

  • Amy16/03/2010 at 22:59

    can someone come and relieve me? I really want a break. Need a cup of tea.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 22:59

    big paris: http://www.par...els.com/index-en.html

    They tell you everything except where the camera was. I can't figure out where they photographed it from. Or why come to that.

  • Andy Taylor16/03/2010 at 23:01

    They tell you everything except where the camera was. I can't figure out where they photographed it from. Or why come to that.

    Why? Because it's there.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 23:01

    Why? Because it's there.

    There are so many better places they caould have shot from that would have given them a better photo and more of the interesting places

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:02

    They tell you everything except where the camera was. I can't figure out where they photographed it from. Or why come to that.

    i can see inside jean's gaff. what more reason do you need?

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:05

    i can see inside jean's gaff. what more reason do you need?

    he's even got a blue fia flag atop the building: http://twitpic.com/190npo

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:10

    They tell you everything except where the camera was.

    "the tower of Saint Sulpice"

    http://blog.paris-26-gigapixels.com/en/?p=115

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 23:14

    "the tower of Saint Sulpice"

    Thanks. Never heard of it but it looks like it is in Montparnasse I think

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:15

    Thanks. Never heard of it but it looks like it is in Montparnasse I think

    i found the "share" button: http://j.mp/90xFW6

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 23:17

    i found the "share" button: http://j.mp/90xFW6

    That just shows the original page.

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:20

    That just shows the original page.

    in all my browsers it points to place de la concorde?

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 23:20

    in all my browsers it points to place de la concorde?

    + 1

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 23:22

    in all my browsers it points to place de la concorde?

    I get what you were doing now. You needed that picture when you went there

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:23

    I get what you were doing now. You needed that picture when you went there

    :)

  • James16/03/2010 at 23:26

    i can see inside jean's gaff. what more reason do you need?

    he's even got a blue fia flag atop the building: http://twitpic.com/190npo

    is it used for anything else? because google street view doesn't have the FIA flag on top.

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:27

    is it used for anything else? because google street view doesn't have the FIA flag on top.

    i've never seen the flag and i stood under it. assuming it's set back from the front of the building?

  • James16/03/2010 at 23:29

    i've never seen the flag and i stood under it. assuming it's set back from the front of the building?

    this is what street view shows: http://tinyurl.com/yj9c2lb (i assume thats right ;))

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:30

    this is what street view shows: http://tinyurl.com/yj9c2lb (i assume thats right ;))

    i see an fia flag?

  • James16/03/2010 at 23:32

    i see an fia flag?

    blue with a white circle? (thats what i saw)

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:32

    this is what street view shows: http://tinyurl.com/yj9c2lb (i assume thats right ;))

    i see the google street view car passed when the f1 press were hanging outside the door. what are the chances?

    ooh quite high i guess.

  • James16/03/2010 at 23:32

    i see the google street view car passed when the f1 press were hanging outside the door. what are the chances?

    hehe i just noticed that as well :D

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:38

    hehe i just noticed that as well :D

    is should probably take back what i said about not seeing the flag: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidepodcast/3090235419/in/set-72157610807173397/

    oops.

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:38

    is should probably take back what i said about not seeing the flag: http://www.fli...et-72157610807173397/

    "i've never seen the flag and i stood under it."

    suuuuuuure.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 23:39

    I just found the flat I had in Paris

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Place+de+la+Concorde,+75008+Paris,+Ile-de-France,+France&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&cd=1&geocode=FTqh6QIdTmkjAA&split=0&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=6.881357,14.941406&hq=&hnear=Place+de+la+Concorde,+75008+Paris,+Ile-de-France,+France&t=h&layer=c&cbll=48.866614,2.321958&panoid=K334CENMYEHKYK3-hctHyA&cbp=12,341.62,,0,-11.62&ll=48.866747,2.322063&spn=0.008314,0.022724&z=16

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:39

    I just found the flat I had in Paris

    http://maps.go...314,0.022724&z=16

    you lived with max?

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 23:40

    you lived with max?

    so many jokes, so little time

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 23:40

    you lived with max?

    Not exactly. It was before he had that job and it is a hlaf hour walk away at least

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:41

    Not exactly. It was before he had that job and it is a hlaf hour walk away at least

    we may need a different link to your flat.

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 23:42

    we may need a different link to your flat.

    Link fail and I just deleted the tab. ARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 23:44

    I just found the flat I had in Paris

    I only went to Paris once. We did it for New Years Eve in 04/05 and I got tear gassed =(

    http://www.flohtingpoint.net/img-bin/france/tower11.JPG

    http://www.flohtingpoint.net/img-bin/france/tower12.JPG

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:45

    I only went to Paris once. We did it for New Years Eve in 04/05 and I got tear gassed =(

    yikes!

  • Amy16/03/2010 at 23:45

    australian autograph times updated and i am pleased to see ferrari before mclaren so hopefully the crowd will mostly disappear. Still need to see when they schedule michael for though. I am hanging out for a time for heikki too :D

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 23:46

    yikes!

    Yea, they called out the riot squad in the square I was in because there were fights and such. I was trying to get out of there and unsuccessful.

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 23:47

    *was unsuccessful

  • Alison16/03/2010 at 23:50

    Yea, they called out the riot squad in the square I was in because there were fights and such. I was trying to get out of there and unsuccessful.

    Eurgh. French policemen really scare me. Almost as much as Italian ones. Something about combining a jobsworth attitude with a firearm....

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 23:52

    we may need a different link to your flat.

    I really don't understand the link it has generated but it takes you to the right place eventually

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Place+de+la+Concorde,+75008+Paris,+Ile-de-France,+France&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&cd=1&geocode=FTqh6QIdTmkjAA&split=0&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=6.881357,14.941406&hq=&hnear=Place+de+la+Concorde,+75008+Paris,+Ile-de-France,+France&t=h&layer=c&cbll=48.849145,2.379806&panoid=W78Of9FjfouBEKzK-GC8sQ&cbp=11,95.54,,0,-32.09&ll=48.849213,2.383261&spn=0.003149,0.013797&z=16

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 23:53

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Place+de+la+Concorde,+75008+Paris,+Ile-de-France,+France&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&cd=1&geocode=FTqh6QIdTmkjAA&split=0&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=6.881357,14.941406&hq=&hnear=Place+de+la+Concorde,+75008+Paris,+Ile-de-France,+France&t=h&layer=c&cbll=48.849145,2.379806&panoid=W78Of9FjfouBEKzK-GC8sQ&cbp=11,95.54,,0,-32.09&ll=48.849213,2.383261&spn=0.003149,0.013797&z=16

  • Jon Waldock16/03/2010 at 23:54

    I really don't understand the link it has generated but it takes you to the right place eventually

    i beg to differ ;)

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 23:54

    Yea, they called out the riot squad in the square I was in because there were fights and such. I was trying to get out of there and unsuccessful.

    yowch. get out unscathed?

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 23:54

    Link fail.

    This one works

    http://bit.ly/deHQfThttp://bit.ly/deHQfT

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 23:55

    Eurgh. French policemen really scare me. Almost as much as Italian ones. Something about combining a jobsworth attitude with a firearm....

    http://www.flohtingpoint.net/img-bin/wrc2006trier/127day2.jpg

    The German track guards at the WRC terrified me. I was sitting there taking pics by the side of the road and all of a sudden the two guys in the above pic rolled up to me and was like, "ZOIG!" or something (I dunno, I dont speak German). So I said, "what's ZOIG, or perhaps where is ZOIG?". I moved a couple feet to the left and continued, "Is ZOIG here? Or perhaps ZOIG is over there?", pointing into the distance.

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:55

    you're having issues....

    http://bit.ly/deHQfT

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 23:56

    http://bit.ly/deHQfT

    Links hate me

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 23:56

    Jim you seem to have been a ton of events all over the place. I vote you for a guest post please. :)

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:57

    Links hate me

    :)

    it's a really nice building though. what's with the graffiti on vans?

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:57

    Jim you seem to have been a ton of events all over the place. I vote you for a guest post please. :)

    seconded

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 23:57

    Talking of blog posts I'd planned to do a quite write-up of Bahrain, and I was hoping to knock something up either for mine or here to tell you what it was like trying to follow a race without Twitter or comments, as a follow-up or counterpoint to what James wrote last year. I've run out of time for either.

  • Jim Newman16/03/2010 at 23:57

    Jim you seem to have been a ton of events all over the place. I vote you for a guest post please. :)

    I dunno what a guest post is. =(

    I was stationed in Germany from Nov 04 to Feb/March of 07, so I made the best of my time there.

  • Pat W16/03/2010 at 23:57

    quick not quite

  • me16/03/2010 at 23:58

    I was stationed in Germany from Nov 04 to Feb/March of 07, so I made the best of my time there.

    if you can loosely connect your travels to f1, write about them and send 'em to christine. she then publishes them :)

  • Steven Roy16/03/2010 at 23:59

    it's a really nice building though. what's with the graffiti on vans?

    It was brand new and 4 of us who went to work there had the same flat on floors 2,3,4 and 5. There was a lot of grafitti then on the Metro etc but not on vans or streets

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 00:00

    if you can loosely connect your travels to f1, write about them and send 'em to christine. she then publishes them :)

    Ah, gotcha. Sure, I dont see why not =)

  • me17/03/2010 at 00:00

    Ah, gotcha. Sure, I dont see why not =)

    w00t! show pat how it's done :)

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 00:01

    it's a really nice building though. what's with the graffiti on vans?

    It is nice, looks great. A bit jealous of anyone who can go to a foreign country and live for a while, especially France, I like France. I couldn't do it. I went to Scotland for 9 months and that was foreign enough. ;)

    Paris is covered in graffiti. I've only been near it once and I was on the Periphique (which is like the North Circular in London), graffitti everywhere.

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 00:01

    w00t! show pat how it's done :)

    I think I have pics of the Hockenheimring race museum outside the track that I can share to.

  • me17/03/2010 at 00:02

    I think I have pics of the Hockenheimring race museum outside the track that I can share to.

    awesome!

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 00:02

    Ah, gotcha. Sure, I dont see why not =)

    w00t! show pat how it's done :)

    :-)

    Tell ya what, I've got my netbook, if the power lasts I'll write something on the plane and email it when I land (I've got to kill 2 hours in a small airport before my bus arrives). So far it eats power so no promises.

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 00:02

    It is nice, looks great. A bit jealous of anyone who can go to a foreign country and live for a while, especially France, I like France. I couldn't do it. I went to Scotland for 9 months and that was foreign enough. ;)

    Paris is covered in graffiti. I've only been near it once and I was on the Periphique (which is like the North Circular in London), graffitti everywhere.

    When I was in Paris the biggest problems was dog mess so lifting your head to look for grafitti meant you were likely to step in something nasty.

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 00:03

    I think I have pics of the Hockenheimring race museum outside the track that I can share to.

    Fantastic, I didn't even know it had one

  • Alison17/03/2010 at 00:03

    When I was in Paris the biggest problems was dog mess so lifting your head to look for grafitti meant you were likely to step in something nasty.

    But they wash the streets every night....

  • me17/03/2010 at 00:04

    :-)

    Tell ya what, I've got my netbook, if the power lasts I'll write something on the plane and email it when I land (I've got to kill 2 hours in a small airport before my bus arrives). So far it eats power so no promises.

    no worries, you knows where we is :)

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 00:04

    no worries, you knows where we is :)

    and if I install Latitude in a minute you'll know where I am.

    badum tish

  • Steven Roy17/03/2010 at 00:05

    But they wash the streets every night....

    French dogs are very productive. Did you ever wonder why they clean the streets every night?

  • me17/03/2010 at 00:05

    and if I install Latitude in a minute you'll know where I am.

    badum tish

    !!

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 00:07

    Fantastic, I didn't even know it had one

    Yea, it's not super huge and the track itself is relatively low key (most people get lost going to it the first time). They have two levels, lower level is cars and upper level is bikes. They also have a little shrine to Jim Clark on a nature walk along the back of Hockenheimring.

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 00:07

    and if I install Latitude in a minute you'll know where I am.

    badum tish

    !!

    I probably won't because my phone likes to eat its battery too and I need it all day.

  • Pat W17/03/2010 at 00:10

    Thread jump?

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 00:19

    http://www.flohtingpoint.net/img-bin/wrc2006trier/104day2.jpg

    lol... I always though Loeb's car looked silly with that GO!!!!!!! on it.

  • Jim Newman17/03/2010 at 00:21

    lol... I always though Loeb's car looked silly with that GO!!!!!!! on it.

    What made it more funny was between rally stages they have to drive on regular roads to the next stage. Well all of us wound up in traffic, including Loeb and a Stobart several car lengths back. The GO!!!!!! stuck in traffic was golden comedic value.