Wohoo! It’s Sunday at last, which can only mean one thing... it’s time for the Monaco Grand Prix! I’m very excited, I mean, Everybody Loves Monte Carlo.. right? Yesterday’s qualifying was great fun to watch, and with an out of place Ferrari and plenty of traffic to annoy the drivers, the race may be just as exciting. Then again if it’s not particularly mind blowing and no one runs to the podium, i’m sure all will be forgiven. It’s Monaco after all! I wish I could stop with the Monaco talk but there is no where better for Formula 1 to celebrate its 60th Birthday. While everyone at the track enjoys the sun, sea and shockingly loud engines sounds, what can we do?

  • Well... Alex from Get Jealous.com is of course in Monaco this weekend and seems to be having an amazing time, please take a moment to catch up with his latest adventures. His photos are equally brilliant, what an experience!
  • Sticking to the theme of photographs Axis of Oversteer is also in Monaco this weekend and has taken some brilliant photographs using a tilt shift lens. If you’ve missed them, or would like to marvel at the amazing results of tilt shift then photos can be found here. In addition to this Axis has also posted a blog about his day which is well worth checking out.
  • The wonderful commentary team of Crofty, Ant, Holly and Jason, otherwise known as 5livef1, have been, as usual, working hard this weekend to provide brilliant coverage for us back at home. Their pre race podcast is available, and well worth listening to – who doesn’t want to hear what happens when they are let loose in a casino! To accompany the podcast producer Jason has been taking some great behind the scenes shots for us to enjoy. This is my personal favourite.
  • Of course, if you’re not keen on watching the race tomorrow, or get bored there are other races you can watch. Everybody’s favourite, Franck Montagny, will be racing in the Superleague Formula race tomorrow at Assen in Holland. I’m sure we’ll all be keeping our eyes and ears pealed for any information about his progress.

I’ll leave you with a reminder that Giggles radio returns this week with the letter ‘O’ so there is plenty to keep you occupied today. Have a lovely day everyone!

679 responses

  • Alison15/05/2010 at 23:17

    I really didn't want to start my Sunday thinking about doting parents.... Cheers for that.

  • lou15/05/2010 at 23:18

    I really didn't want to start my Sunday thinking about doting parents.... Cheers for that.

    huh?

  • Alison15/05/2010 at 23:19

    huh?

    Spoilt children are a constant thorn in my side :P

  • Lukeh15/05/2010 at 23:19

    What a fantastic Monaco race day daily :) yay for 5 live!!

  • lou15/05/2010 at 23:20

    Spoilt children are a constant thorn in my side :P

    oooh.. you worried me there, i thought there was something wrong with the daily...

  • me15/05/2010 at 23:20

    lou needs a giggles award for that subtle plug :)

  • Alison15/05/2010 at 23:21

    oooh.. you worried me there, i thought there was something wrong with the daily...

    Hahaha don't worry. I was whining at Bassano.

    Daily is perfect :D

  • Bassano15/05/2010 at 23:24

    The Breakfast Club has just started on BBC2!!!

  • Bassano15/05/2010 at 23:24

    Hahaha don't worry. I was whining at Bassano.

    I'm kinda impervious to that, sorry ;)

  • lou15/05/2010 at 23:24

    lou needs a giggles award for that subtle plug :)

    he does awards?

    #notcompetitive.. ;)

  • Alison15/05/2010 at 23:24

    The Breakfast Club has just started on BBC2!!!

    I watched that film once. I found it very confusing.

  • lou15/05/2010 at 23:25

    Hahaha don't worry. I was whining at Bassano.

    *phew*

  • me15/05/2010 at 23:25

    nice shuttle pics on the flickr blog: http://blog.flickr.net/en/2010/05/15/last-flight-of-the-space-shuttle-atlantis/

  • me15/05/2010 at 23:25

    he does awards?

    :)

  • Lukeh15/05/2010 at 23:25

    The Breakfast Club has just started on BBC2!!!

    awesooooooome.

  • Bassano15/05/2010 at 23:26

    I watched that film once. I found it very confusing.

    That no one was having breakfast?

  • me15/05/2010 at 23:27

    I watched that film once. I found it very confusing.

    That no one was having breakfast?

    :D

  • Alison15/05/2010 at 23:27

    That no one was having breakfast?

    I got bored at the start. Then I found it hard to follow.

  • lou15/05/2010 at 23:27

    I watched that film once. I found it very confusing.

    ooooh it's a film... that would explain it.

  • Steven Roy15/05/2010 at 23:28

    nice shuttle pics on the flickr blog: http://blog.fl...ace-shuttle-atlantis/

    Reminds me I must dig out the info on the rest of the mission

  • Bassano15/05/2010 at 23:30

    Ally Sheedy is great in this

    Before Kooky was a a lazy script addition

  • Steven Roy15/05/2010 at 23:32

    Some pics from the fashion show.

    The McLaren steering wheel looks ridiculously simple compared to the those of other top teams

    http://www.itv-f1.com/photo.aspx?IM_ID=57728

  • lou15/05/2010 at 23:34

    Some pics from the fashion show.

    i can't believe Jenson isn't involved this year :( i liked seeing him stroll up and down the cat walk in outfits that didn't suit him :)

  • me15/05/2010 at 23:34

    The McLaren steering wheel looks ridiculously simple compared to the those of other top teams

    big blue button

  • me15/05/2010 at 23:40

    ooh, forgot to say, as i was picking through the mclaren website data, paffett is in there as a named driver. presumably just as a backup, but could there be a chance he sees some friday running before the end of the season?

  • lou15/05/2010 at 23:44

    ooh, forgot to say, as i was picking through the mclaren website data, paffett is in there as a named driver. presumably just as a backup, but could there be a chance he sees some friday running before the end of the season?

    oh i hope not.

  • me15/05/2010 at 23:44

    oh i hope not.

    :)

  • lou15/05/2010 at 23:45

    ehehehehe i love dr who 'stop talking to me when i'm cross'

  • me15/05/2010 at 23:45

    oh i hope not.

    kovi is in there as a test driver too :)

  • lou15/05/2010 at 23:45

    oh i hope not.

    :)

    Jenson needs all the running he can get..

  • lou15/05/2010 at 23:45

    kovi is in there as a test driver too :)

    ah that's alright then.

  • Bassano15/05/2010 at 23:48

    kovi is in there as a test driver too :)

    Really?

  • me15/05/2010 at 23:50

    kovi is in there as a test driver too :)

    Really?

    it says this:

    {

    "name": 'Gary Paffett',

    "initials": 'GP',

    "code": 'PAF'

    },

    {

    "name": 'Test data',

    "initials": 'HK',

    "code": 'KOV'

    }

  • Bassano15/05/2010 at 23:52

    {

    "name": 'Test data',

    "initials": 'HK',

    "code": 'KOV'

    }

    Baseline?

  • me15/05/2010 at 23:52

    Baseline?

    could well be.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 00:00

    ooh, forgot to say, as i was picking through the mclaren website data, paffett is in there as a named driver. presumably just as a backup, but could there be a chance he sees some friday running before the end of the season?

    No chance. That's fine for teams further back but none of the top teams is going to risk it. Putting Klien in to get an experienced driver's view or putting diResta in to see if he is better than the race drivers and to push the race drivers is fine but dropping a world champion for a guy who has never started a race is not going to happen

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 00:02

    An idea I had.

    http://toomuchracing.com/2010/05/16/start-times-16-may/

    Might be useful, might not.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 00:04

    An idea I had.

    http://toomuch...6/start-times-16-may/

    Might be useful, might not.

    Good idea

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 00:06

    I can't sleep. I'm really worried about my job :(

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 00:07

    I can't sleep. I'm really worried about my job :(

    What bits? Whats the biggest worry?

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 00:08

    What bits? Whats the biggest worry?

    I'm maybe thinking that giving my notice without signing a new contract wasn't the bestest idea I ever had :P

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 00:09

    I'm maybe thinking that giving my notice without signing a new contract wasn't the bestest idea I ever had :P

    Well thats probably true, I thought you already had a new job?

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 00:09

    Good idea

    ta

  • me16/05/2010 at 00:10

    right lovely people, sees ya all in the morning.

    pat i left ya a comment.

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 00:10

    Well thats probably true, I thought you already had a new job?

    I do. I'm going down to get all sorted on Monday. I'm just jittery.

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 00:10

    I do. I'm going down to get all sorted on Monday. I'm just jittery.

    You'll be fine!

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 00:11

    You'll be fine!

    Unless I'm unemployed....?

  • lou16/05/2010 at 00:11

    right lovely people, sees ya all in the morning.

    i must go too.

    dr who was awesome :D

    night mr c and everyone else! xx

  • me16/05/2010 at 00:11

    dr who was awesome :D

    i heard it, and it was :)

  • Bassano16/05/2010 at 00:11

    right lovely people, sees ya all in the morning.

    Night Sir

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 00:12

    right lovely people, sees ya all in the morning.

    Night

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 00:12

    Night people who are going!

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 00:12

    Unless I'm unemployed....?

    Are you good at your (current) job?

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 00:12

    right lovely people, sees ya all in the morning.

    pat i left ya a comment.

    Ok ta. Night.

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 00:12

    Are you good at your (current) job?

    Yes very.

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 00:13

    You'll be fine!

    Unless I'm unemployed....?

    Who would you be unemployed?

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 00:13

    Yes very.

    Have your new employers given you any reason to doubt that you wont get a new contract?

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 00:13

    i must go too.

    Night

    dr who was awesome :D

    Will watch tomorrow... if I find a spare hour..

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 00:13

    Who would you be unemployed?

    er, why :)

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 00:13

    Have your new employers given you any reason to doubt that you wont get a new contract?

    No. I'm just fretting.

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 00:15

    No. I'm just fretting.

    Then don't worry! You're good at your job and they want you, they arent going to bring you in and say "ah yes, sorry" it wont happen!

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 00:21

    Then don't worry! You're good at your job and they want you, they arent going to bring you in and say "ah yes, sorry" it wont happen!

    Hehehe. I guess I could just make Nick look after me.

  • Bassano16/05/2010 at 00:23

    Hehehe. I guess I could just make Nick look after me.

    Can he look after two people

    I thought one was a struggle ;)

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 00:24

    Can he look after two people

    I thought one was a struggle ;)

    Yeah that's really not a good idea....

  • Bassano16/05/2010 at 00:29

    Bless him, it's too much fun

    I like him really

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 00:34

    Bless him, it's too much fun

    I like him really

    Hmmmm

  • Bassano16/05/2010 at 00:35

    Hmmmm

    I do

    There's just too much material

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 00:35

    I do

    There's just too much material

    I'm with Bassano on this one.

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 00:36

    I'm with Bassano on this one.

    Oh stop it. You'll give him a big head!

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 00:36

    I'm really proud of myself. I managed to threaten him into getting a haircut :D

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 00:37

    I'm with Bassano on this one.

    Oh stop it. You'll give him a big head!

    If it helps, I don't care

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 00:37

    I'm really proud of myself. I managed to threaten him into getting a haircut :D

    How very big of you!

  • Bassano16/05/2010 at 00:37

    If it helps, I don't care

    :)

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 00:38

    How very big of you!

    Threatened with visiting! Not with anything else. Although he does now own golf clubs...

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 00:39

    Threatened with visiting! Not with anything else. Although he does now own golf clubs...

    ah thats more acceptable!

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 00:42

    ah thats more acceptable!

    Yeah, it's depressing that that's a threat though really :P

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 00:44

    Yeah, it's depressing that that's a threat though really :P

    Wait wait wait, you threatened him with visiting? You haven't quite thought this relationship thing through have you ;)

  • Bassano16/05/2010 at 00:44

    Yeah, it's depressing that that's a threat though really :P

    There are more destructive pastimes

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 00:45

    Wait wait wait, you threatened him with visiting? You haven't quite thought this relationship thing through have you ;)

    Is it wrong that I'm wondering what I could get if I threatened to move in.

  • Bassano16/05/2010 at 00:47

    I didn't realise it was 80's night on BBC2

    Scanners now, I remember the beginning

  • Bassano16/05/2010 at 00:59

    Boom!

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 01:00

    Boom!

    Are you feeling okay?

    I've given up on sleep for tonight. I might dig out another West Wing DVD

  • Bassano16/05/2010 at 01:02

    Are you feeling okay?

    Yeah, just watching David Cronenberg's gruesomeness

    WW sounds brilliant, which series?

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 01:03

    WW sounds brilliant, which series?

    2

    Nick lent me a load of disks. I kinda binged the 1st season in a fit of boredom but I've slowed up a bit.

  • Bassano16/05/2010 at 01:04

    Nick lent me a load of disks. I kinda binged the 1st season in a fit of boredom but I've slowed up a bit.

    You've got 6 more series of 26 episodes or so

    It's too good to pace

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 01:06

    You've got 6 more series of 26 episodes or so

    It's too good to pace

    agreed, im now about to go onto series 4 my 3rd time through, its such good tv

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 01:07

    You've got 6 more series of 26 episodes or so

    It's too good to pace

    Hehehe

    I do like it. I do this with everything though. I'm reading books and I'm onto the 4th one. Books 1-3 were read within about 10 days. I've had this one a fortnight and I haven't breached halfway. I think I must be fickle.

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 01:07

    I started watching The Wire, that's really good but I'm going to run out of time before it gets removed from my BT on demand... If the 24hrs I was following hadn't been on I'd have cleared several tonight, sort of wishing I had

  • Bassano16/05/2010 at 01:08

    agreed, im now about to go onto series 4 my 3rd time through, its such good tv

    It's a shame he's gone back to film writing. He crafted such great characters give the proper time

  • Bassano16/05/2010 at 01:09

    I started watching The Wire, that's really good

    Ep 1 bored me, I'm told I should percevere

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 01:09

    Ep 1 bored me, I'm told I should percevere

    Ep1 of any series is just setup

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 01:10

    I got crazily into ER once. Then I just went from watching it ALL THE TIME to having a box series abandoned halfway through overnight....

  • Bassano16/05/2010 at 01:10

    Ep1 of any series is just setup

    Yeah, true. But it should leave you wanting to see Ep 2

    I didn't

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 01:10

    Ep1 of any series is just setup

    I'm bored of people telling me how awesome the Wire is.

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 01:12

    Yeah, true. But it should leave you wanting to see Ep 2

    I didn't

    I feel like that after ep2. Not desperately though like I did with FlashForward or 24. I need to see more 24..

  • Bassano16/05/2010 at 01:12

    It's only House that I eagerly follow now

    I'm behind on Dexter and Lie To Me

    Waiting for Weeds to return though

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 01:14

    I feel like that after ep2. Not desperately though like I did with FlashForward or 24. I need to see more 24..

    Ah 24 now there's something I understand. The 1st series is annoying though because the way the only commissioned half initially as a trial so it doesn't really all fit together properly.

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 01:14

    Ah 24 now there's something I understand. The 1st series is annoying though because the way the only commissioned half initially as a trial so it doesn't really all fit together properly.

    That said, I've not hunted down a single episode of the latest one.

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 01:15

    Ah 24 now there's something I understand. The 1st series is annoying though because the way the only commissioned half initially as a trial so it doesn't really all fit together properly.

    I've only seen series 1.

  • Bassano16/05/2010 at 01:15

    I've only seen series 1.

    Stop there

    Diminshing returns after that

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 01:17

    Stop there

    Diminshing returns after that

    BOOOOOO!!

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 01:17

    Stop there

    Diminshing returns after that

    not-quite-as-good 24 is still better than a lot of other stuff though

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 01:19

    I got crazily into ER once. Then I just went from watching it ALL THE TIME to having a box series abandoned halfway through overnight....

    I loved ER. I lost track of it a while before the end though.

    I could never really afford box sets, I've only got a couple. Redundant now I guess.

  • Bassano16/05/2010 at 01:21

    I really should go to bed

    Till tomorrow...

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 01:22

    I really should go to bed

    Till tomorrow...

    I should go too, I'm watching old Autocar you tubes to put off sleeping!

    Night all

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 01:23

    See ya guys. I should go soon.

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 01:26

    In fact if I have a hope of watching Franck's Superleague race I should go now.

    Sorry Alison for all bailing at once :)

  • Lady Snowcat16/05/2010 at 06:57

    Just spotted in the JA tweets that Kimi was at the Amber Lounge last night....

    And I wasn't... sigh....

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 07:03

    Just spotted in the JA tweets that Kimi was at the Amber Lounge last night....

    And I wasn't... sigh....

    Kimi is hanging out with the Red Bull/Toro Rosso teams?

  • Lady Snowcat16/05/2010 at 07:10

    Kimi is hanging out with the Red Bull/Toro Rosso teams?

    Not that I have heard, he seems to be hanging out with a group of friends not on his(?) hospitality yacht but on another smaller one called Iceman... Lee McKenzie from the Beeb saw him walking the track on Friday night all in white, and he was spotted at Amber Lounge last night, so he won't be up early this morning then....

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 07:16

    Not that I have heard, he seems to be hanging out with a group of friends not on his(?) hospitality yacht but on another smaller one called Iceman... Lee McKenzie from the Beeb saw him walking the track on Friday night all in white, and he was spotted at Amber Lounge last night, so he won't be up early this morning then....

    this is the only picture of him I've seen. He is certainly in hiding it seems.

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 07:17

    this is the only picture of him I've seen. He is certainly in hiding it seems.

    oh and this is the boat.

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 07:19

    oh and this is the boat.

    Very pretty boat. But the logo is practically yelling his presence in Monaco. Am surprised he is not yet mobbed by fans.

  • Lady Snowcat16/05/2010 at 07:21

    Morning Amy...

    I saw those I think on Friday and I haven't seen any more pics since then...

    The guys I know who are in Monaco haven't got up yet!!!! so I haven't had any news since earlyish yesterday evening....

  • Lady Snowcat16/05/2010 at 07:24

    Very pretty boat. But the logo is practically yelling his presence in Monaco. Am surprised he is not yet mobbed by fans.

    Once the excitement starts it's not that easy to get close to the yachts there is always a fair bit of security about.... and a bit like going eventing or to polo in the UK when everyone ignores the royals it's uncool to approach the VIPs in Monaco...

    They also move the boats slightly away from the dock when people aren't coming and going...

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 07:26

    Once the excitement starts it's not that easy to get close to the yachts there is always a fair bit of security about.... and a bit like going eventing or to polo in the UK when everyone ignores the royals it's uncool to approach the VIPs in Monaco...

    They also move the boats slightly away from the dock when people aren't coming and going...

    Aw... Shows you exactly how ignorant I am of the prim & proper societies. Here in Singapore, the slightest bit famous person gets literally mobbed. :P

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 07:32

    so if the race is at 10, then theres the forum, then Giggles radio and the tennis is on at 2.30 and its the first must see match in such a long time....ahh well, who needs sleep before a Monday at work.

  • Alex Andronov16/05/2010 at 07:32

    Morning everyone :)

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 07:34

    Morning everyone :)

    Morning Alex. :)

  • Lady Snowcat16/05/2010 at 07:37

    Just watched the GP2 race on Eurosport...

    A veritable train of cars....

    A dress rehearsal?...

  • Alex Andronov16/05/2010 at 07:39

    Having some real problems trying to write the O post for today! O is a tricky letter for the post....

    Good letter for music though :)

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 07:40

    Having some real problems trying to write the O post for today! O is a tricky letter for the post....

    o for oarsome.

  • Alex Andronov16/05/2010 at 07:40

    o for oarsome.

    :)

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 07:41

    :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaIZF8uUTtk :D

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 07:42

    BTW, Lady Snowcat, I found an Alonso quote that sort of supports the Sky Sports Italia claim that Kimi's set-up was used on thursday.

    ... but we know that here, having the right set-up can make more of a difference than pure aerodynamic downforce and we already have a good baseline, given that last year, Kimi (Raikkonen) nearly took pole with a car that was far off the F10 in terms of its potential.

    But I guess the oversteer was too much for him in the end. :(

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 08:12

    Morning folks,

    How goes everyone? Finally getting my Saturday Monaco review up in my rickety kitchen.

    :)

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 08:24

    Morning guys, yay for Monaco race day!

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 08:25

    hi lukeh

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 08:37

    I have just turned my heater on for the first time since last winter. Smells like burning dust, mmmm.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 08:38

    I have just turned my heater on for the first time since last winter. Smells like burning dust, mmmm.

    well at next week could be hot...

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 08:40

    well at next week could be hot...

    I do but hope, but we are definitely coming into winter. Hence why I am trying to skip half of it :D

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 08:41

    I do but hope, but we are definitely coming into winter. Hence why I am trying to skip half of it :D

    Winter is awesome.

    Although I do want our summer to hurry up now :P

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 08:42

    Winter is awesome.

    I do like my winter wardrobe, but I'm definitely a warm weather person. I hope your summer peaks between the dates of 23 August and 23 September.

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 08:45

    I do like my winter wardrobe, but I'm definitely a warm weather person. I hope your summer peaks between the dates of 23 August and 23 September.

    I've had a chat with the weather and it says it's trying to get the month off European Climate work and is hoping to spend that time relaxing with no horrible weather to deal with, so fingers crossed he can provide that nice weather :P

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 08:46

    I've had a chat with the weather and it says it's trying to get the month off European Climate work and is hoping to spend that time relaxing with no horrible weather to deal with, so fingers crossed he can provide that nice weather :P

    sweet!

  • Lady Snowcat16/05/2010 at 08:58

    But I guess the oversteer was too much for him in the end.

    Thanks Marilene... I am not too surprised...

    Just found this from Adam Cooper....

    adamcooperf1 Bumped into Kimi Raikkonen last night and had a good chat, he was in a good mood. Looks like he hasn't cut his hair since his last GP!

  • christine16/05/2010 at 08:59

    Franck starts like... now: http://superleagueformula.com/superleague/SF-Live/Online-broadcasting

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 08:59

    Franck starts like... now: http://superle...e/Online-broadcasting

    I think.

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 09:00

    adamcooperf1 Bumped into Kimi Raikkonen last night and had a good chat, he was in a good mood. Looks like he hasn't cut his hair since his last GP!

    Is he keeping it until his F1 return? #fingerscrossed :D

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:01

    They started. Franck is second. Woooo for Superleague. (Never thought I'd say that).

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:02

    They started. Franck is second. Woooo for Superleague. (Never thought I'd say that).

    Heheh :)

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:02

    Also... morning all.

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 09:02

    They started. Franck is second. Woooo for Superleague. (Never thought I'd say that).

    Yay for Franck. Is Bourdais racing too? I thought I heard his name.

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:02

    This is a series in which they keep on talking about Bourdais. Weird.

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:02

    Also... morning all.

    Morning :)

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:03

    who does Franck drive for, Bordeaux?

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 09:03

    They started. Franck is second. Woooo for Superleague. (Never thought I'd say that).

    I dunno - still a bit meh about Superleague. Best of luck to Franck though

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:04

    I dunno - still a bit meh about Superleague. Best of luck to Franck though

    I have no idea how it works, the rules make no sense, but Franck is second so it's great.

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 09:04

    Eeek. Liverpool has 0 points. :(

    But I find it hilarious that Tottenham's good league form in BPL is translated here.

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:04

    who does Franck drive for, Bordeaux?

    Yup. Officialy Girondins de Bordeaux. I have spent half a day learning how to spell it. Thanks Franck.

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 09:04

    who does Franck drive for, Bordeaux?

    Yup.

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 09:05

    I love the commentary so far: "Off by Sporting Lisbon!"

    Why do they call the team's name rather than the driver's?

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:05

    I swear he just said Sebastien Bourdeaux

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:05

    Oops, Bourdais causing trouble.

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:06

    I swear he just said Sebastien Bourdeaux

    I think he did! :)

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:07

    I think he did! :)

    It would make more sense if they drive for teams who sounded like their names. Bourdais for Bordeaux please. Franck for, urm... Dank FC?

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:08

    It would make more sense if they drive for teams who sounded like their names. Bourdais for Bordeaux please. Franck for, urm... Dank FC?

    Heheh.

    He says FKM is closing up to the leader.

    Also, I find it very odd that they reward Bordy for crashing off by handing him P1 in the next race.

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 09:09

    Oooh. Franck had a good lap.

    I like the 'push to pass' button. Is it like KERS?

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 09:10

    Also, I find it very odd that they reward Bordy for crashing off by handing him P1 in the next race.

    If this was also the case in F1, I think Kamui may have pole for every race. ;)

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:11

    I like the 'push to pass' button. Is it like KERS?

    Not sure how it works, but there's a bit about it on the Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superleague_Formula#Regulations

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:11

    If this was also the case in F1, I think Kamui may have pole for every race. ;)

    :)

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:12

    Ooh, there's a woman in it. Well... there was.

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:13

    Galatasaray is a great name.

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:13

    Ooh, there's a woman in it. Well... there was.

    Harsh on Bourdais ;)

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:13

    Harsh on Bourdais ;)

    Hehehe!

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 09:15

    woohoo flatmate has cooked dinner for her friends and made enough for me. Amazing curry with no effort from myself, yay!

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:15

    This is fun!

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:16

    woohoo flatmate has cooked dinner for her friends and made enough for me. Amazing curry with no effort from myself, yay!

    Bonus!

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:17

    Someone is in their third year of Superleague. Would you really keep doing this for year after year?

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 09:17

    Bonus!

    it's way hotter than I would ever eat usually, but if I don't have to cook it magically tastes fine.

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:18

    it's way hotter than I would ever eat usually, but if I don't have to cook it magically tastes fine.

    I think that is true of all food, particularly sandwiches.

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 09:19

    I think that is true of all food, particularly sandwiches.

    that is the perfect example of that theory. Sandwiches always taste boring when you make them yourself, regardless of what is in them.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 09:20

    Someone is in their third year of Superleague. Would you really keep doing this for year after year?

    Wasn't there a rather worrying statistic during the week about how few people paid to see the Silverstone race? It must also be bad for a drivers confidence to drive in front of very few people.

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:20

    Franck has a really good engineer apparently. I hope it's Rob.

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:20

    It's pronounced Bahl, not Basil!!

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 09:20

    Franck has a really good engineer apparently. I hope it's Rob.

    but Franck is such a good driver he doesn't need a Rob!

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 09:21

    The red Liverpool reminds me of a Ferrari.

    Actually, I kind of like the liveries of these cars.

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:21

    It's pronounced Bahl, not Basil!!

    Oooh, who knew?

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:21

    but Franck is such a good driver he doesn't need a Rob!

    Good point.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 09:21

    Superleague:

    It's very windy there

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 09:21

    Franck has a really good engineer apparently. I hope it's Rob.

    but Franck is such a good driver he doesn't need a Rob!

    Everyone can do with a moralRob, good driver or no. He is like a guardian angel.

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:21

    Oooh, who knew?

    Not the commentator :) Whenever I hear him say Basil it makes me think of Basil Fawlty

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:21

    Booo. Lost time in the pits.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 09:23

    I love that Ben Edwards is the commentator

    He is amazing

    :D

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:24

    I love that Ben Edwards is the commentator

    He is amazing

    :D

    Ben and someone called Bruce.

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:25

    Ben and someone called Bruce.

    I like French Bruce

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 09:25

    Oh my - Davide Rigon is there. I was wondering where he went...

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:25

    I love that Ben Edwards is the commentator

    He is amazing

    :D

    He is good except knowing how to pronounce Basle FC ;)

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:26

    NOOOOOOO.

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:26

    Oh noooooooooo

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 09:26

    FRANCK!

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:26

    Have you seen Johnny English? French Bruce reminds me of the french villain in that

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 09:28

    Nice one

    @karunchandhok

    Bit relieved this morning - engineers found a problem with the differential in my car that explains the problem in quali and gap to Bruno

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:28

    Goodness me, is anyone actually going to finish this race?

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:29

    That was a fail pitstop

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:30

    Awwwwww

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:30

    Aww, he's' just stood watching.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 09:33

    fingers crossed the race coverage on the iPlayer will not be as interrupted like qualifying was yesterday

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:33

    Aww, he's' just stood watching.

    Poor Franck :(

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:34

    I like how dinky the tyres look compared to f1 tyres

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:35

    Goooooo me: http://iheartfranck.com/2010/05/16/superleage-round-2-assen-race-1-report/

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 09:36

    Goooooo me: http://iheartf...-assen-race-1-report/

    Wow. Even before the race is over?

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:37

    Wow. Even before the race is over?

    S'all aboout the guy in the pink helmet I'm afraid ;)

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:37

    Can we get French Bruce on BBC instead of Legard? His voice is very relaxing

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 09:39

    Can we get French Bruce on BBC instead of Legard? His voice is very relaxing

    I'd rather Bed Edwards over Legard any day

    :D

  • Alex Andronov16/05/2010 at 09:39

    So Christine have you decided... Are you going to watch the grand prix today?

    I mean it is the jewel crown pinnacle in of the f1 formula 1 calendar season ;)

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:41

    Can we get French Bruce on BBC instead of Legard? His voice is very relaxing

    ♥ French accent.

  • Alex Andronov16/05/2010 at 09:41

    ♥ French accent.

    mais oui

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:41

    So Christine have you decided... Are you going to watch the grand prix today?

    Well... Mr C will be watching it, no doubt to play with his McLaren stuff. I have some blogging type things to do so I might put it on.

  • Alex Andronov16/05/2010 at 09:43

    I have just discovered a very handy trick... On wordpress you can copy the tags from the list of posts page with the comma separation already in...

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 09:44

    Well... Mr C will be watching it, no doubt to play with his McLaren stuff. I have some blogging type things to do so I might put it on.

    I am blogging at the moment. I hope you're still breathing.

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:44

    I have just discovered a very handy trick... On wordpress you can copy the tags from the list of posts page with the comma separation already in...

    Oh, that reminds me, I must email you.

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:45

    I am blogging at the moment. I hope you're still breathing.

    WOW

  • Alex Andronov16/05/2010 at 09:45

    I am blogging at the moment. I hope you're still breathing.

    I am holding my breath until you are done

  • Alex Andronov16/05/2010 at 09:45

    Oh, that reminds me, I must email you.

    okay... holds breath for this too ;)

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 09:45

    I am holding my breath until you are done

    oh dear. *types faster*

  • Alex Andronov16/05/2010 at 09:46

    oh dear. *types faster*

    *starts going a bit pink*

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:46

    *starts going a bit pink*

    We're going to get a breathless radio giggles!

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 09:46

    We're going to get a breathless radio giggles!

    Although you could always play Take My Breath Away

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 09:47

    We're going to get a breathless radio giggles!

    Sounds fun.

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 09:48

    okay... holds breath for this too ;)

    You can take one breath now.

  • Alex Andronov16/05/2010 at 09:54

    *starts going a bit pink*

    We're going to get a breathless radio giggles!

    This is me holding my breath

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexandronov/4611402450/

  • Alex Andronov16/05/2010 at 09:54

    You can take one breath now.

    phew :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 09:56

    This is me holding my breath

    http://www.fli...xandronov/4611402450/

    Well done sir, but I fear there may have been some minor nasal seepage - could you do it with a peg on your nose too?

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 09:58

    http://www.fli...xandronov/4611402450/

    good thing i am almost done!

  • Alex Andronov16/05/2010 at 10:07

    Well done sir, but I fear there may have been some minor nasal seepage - could you do it with a peg on your nose too?

    My nose is too big for a clothes peg to contain it...

    yes here is the evidence:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexandronov/4610807407/

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 10:10

    My nose is too big for a clothes peg to contain it...

    yes here is the evidence:

    http://www.fli...xandronov/4610807407/

    Two clothes pegs??

    ;)

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 10:10
  • Amy16/05/2010 at 10:10

    my chrome stopped responding. So I tried to post in Firefox, and that stopped responding too. Wordpress hates me :(

  • Alex Andronov16/05/2010 at 10:11

    Two clothes pegs??

    ;)

    http://howsyourrevolution.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/clothes-pin.jpg

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 10:11

    http://howsyou...09/12/clothes-pin.jpg

    yikes

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 10:20

    BREATHE GIGGLES, BREATHE

    http://daydreamingoutloud.com/2010/05/16/planning-via-mobile/

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 10:21

    BREATHE GIGGLES, BREATHE

    http://daydrea.../planning-via-mobile/

    YAY!

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 10:21

    YAY!

    it has pictures and everything.

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 10:22

    it has pictures and everything.

    oh it's missing a picture! ahh!

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 10:25

    oh it's missing a picture! ahh!

    right, now it's complete. Now you can read it :D

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 10:28

    right, now it's complete. Now you can read it :D

    Woop!

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 10:28

    neeeaaaaahhhhhhhhhh...

    one of my housemate's is down having breakfast - he is quite simply the noisiest eater i have ever heard in my life

    (as well as noisiest belcher and most common user of some of stuff)

    i.will.be.calm

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 10:29

    right, now it's complete. Now you can read it :D

    It's fab.

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 10:32

    It's fab.

    how did people have holidays before smartphones?

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 10:40

    Just awaiting the drivers parade now. Sat in grandstand M, facing the entry to the swimming pool section - look out for me! ;)

    http://twitter.com/alexjsnell/statuses/14091262100

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 10:40

    Just awaiting the drivers parade now. Sat in grandstand M, facing the entry to the swimming pool section - look out for me! ;)

    soooo lucky.

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 10:41

    Just awaiting the drivers parade now. Sat in grandstand M, facing the entry to the swimming pool section - look out for me! ;)

    his grandstand choices have all been good. I will remember these for when I go :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 10:41

    Just awaiting the drivers parade now. Sat in grandstand M, facing the entry to the swimming pool section - look out for me! ;)

    http://twitter.../statuses/14091262100

    Is there anyone actually there today?

  • lou16/05/2010 at 10:44

    Morning!! I had a f1 dream about Monaco yesterday :(

  • Turkey Machine16/05/2010 at 10:44

    Something to ponder while it's on my mind...

    *he* has not won a GP here since 2001. *He*'s been beaten by the Maccas more times than he's won. McLaren have won the most GPs in the last decade here (2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008), Renault won 2, Ferrari, Williams and Brawn GP won the others.

    #randomstats

  • Turkey Machine16/05/2010 at 10:45

    Hi guys BTW, probably not live-commenting this one.

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 10:45

    Morning!! I had a f1 dream about Monaco yesterday :(

    Morning :) aww, even your subconscious is determined to be there. Was it a nice dream?

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 10:45

    Morning!! I had a f1 dream about Monaco yesterday :(

    Morning Lou. What happened in your dream?

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 10:45

    Meanwhile, a Thursday and Saturday review while we're waiting for the coverage to start.

    :)

    PING --> 2010 Monaco Grand Prix (Monte Carlo, Round 6, May 13th – 16th) - http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/2010-monaco-grand-prix-monte-carlo-round-6-may-13th-16th/

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 10:46

    I'm off for a wash, some toast and a pot of tea. Back in a bit

    :)

  • Turkey Machine16/05/2010 at 10:48

    Just watched Webber's pole lap. Commited as ya like!!!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8684778.stm

    *UK users only. :( :( :(

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 10:49

    I have started in on my race snacks early. I just spilt Tzatziki on myself. I don't even know how to say that!

  • lou16/05/2010 at 10:49

    Morning :) aww, even your subconscious is determined to be there. Was it a nice dream?

    it was lovely, the race was awesome. The weather was perfect and the media centre was mind blowing...

  • Turkey Machine16/05/2010 at 10:49

    Just watched Webber's pole lap. Commited as ya like!!!

    http://news.bb...rmula_one/8684778.stm

    *UK users only. :( :( :(

    Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsUuLdFFZKc

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 10:50

    it was lovely, the race was awesome. The weather was perfect and the media centre was mind blowing...

    I am assuming a certain Brit featured greatly, then?

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 10:52

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/05/16/live-monaco-2010-the-race/

  • Turkey Machine16/05/2010 at 10:53

    Depending on circumstances, I may be back before the race starts. ;)

  • paul16/05/2010 at 10:53

    my stupid computer is dead. Grrrrrrrrr

  • lou16/05/2010 at 10:54

    I am assuming a certain Brit featured greatly, then?

    i don't really remember that... I think so. I know alonso did well and provided a heap of overtaking moves. It was really close and exciting racing.

  • Marilene Riddle16/05/2010 at 10:56

    i don't really remember that... I think so. I know alonso did well and provided a heap of overtaking moves. It was really close and exciting racing.

    Ah, overtaking at Monaco. If it happens, I think 2010 would have to be considered an exciting season. Rule change or no. :P

  • Alex Andronov16/05/2010 at 11:01

    BREATHE GIGGLES, BREATHE

    http://daydrea.../planning-via-mobile/

    phew!

  • Jeremy16/05/2010 at 11:02

    my stupid computer is dead. Grrrrrrrrr

    Its a good thing you're a computer guy and have spares!

    What's gone wrong with it then?

  • paul16/05/2010 at 11:03

    What's gone wrong with it then?

    might be the power supply. Talk about bad timing. How cabn I buy an ipad if I need to buy a new computer?

  • Jeremy16/05/2010 at 11:05

    might be the power supply. Talk about bad timing. How cabn I buy an ipad if I need to buy a new computer?

    I think you're meant to change your life to suit the Apple product, not the other way around :P

  • paul16/05/2010 at 11:06

    I think you're meant to change your life to suit the Apple product, not the other way around :P

    I know, but the ipad cant store all my stuff. I really dont want to buy a computer right now. Grrrrrr

  • Jeremy16/05/2010 at 11:10

    I know, but the ipad cant store all my stuff. I really dont want to buy a computer right now. Grrrrrr

    The logistics would be difficult, but I might be able to lend you a mac if you get desperate. Email me with what you need it be able to do.

  • paul16/05/2010 at 11:11

    The logistics would be difficult, but I might be able to lend you a mac if you get desperate. Email me with what you need it be able to do.

    Thanks for the offer. Worse case I can probably find something at work

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 12:28

    Yay for Franck being interviewed. No Bourdais though. Not sure why.

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 12:34

    Franck started fourth but was up to third by the first corner. Great work from Mr M.

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 12:58

    Franck lost places in the pit stop but just overtook for third.

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 13:04

    Robert Doornbos refers to himself in the third person.

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 13:20

    Franck finished third. Woo!

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 13:20

    Franck finished third. Woo!

    Go Bourdais!!

    I mean, Bourdeaux!!

  • Andy Taylor16/05/2010 at 13:25

    Franck finished third. Woo!

    It's over already? We still have 20 laps to go.

  • Christine16/05/2010 at 13:30

    Have blogged the second race: http://iheartfranck.com/2010/05/16/superleage-round-2-assen-race-2-report/

  • Alex Andronov16/05/2010 at 14:41

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/05/16/live-giggles-radio-o/

  • me16/05/2010 at 16:00

    oh no :(

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/crime-and-punishment/#comment-15355

  • me16/05/2010 at 16:02

    angry lava :)

  • me16/05/2010 at 16:02

    doh, fail

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 16:02

    oh no :(

    http://joesawa...shment/#comment-15355

    A bit of an old media attitude there. I tell you and you don't dare question me.

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 16:02

    oh no :(

    http://joesawa...shment/#comment-15355

    ah boo, im not surprised though, it was only a matter of time

  • lou16/05/2010 at 16:02

    oh no :(

    noo! :( why are F1 fans so mean sometimes :(

  • me16/05/2010 at 16:03

    A bit of an old media attitude there. I tell you and you don't dare question me.

    he's been attracting a lot of loonies lately.

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 16:03
  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 16:04

    he's been attracting a lot of loonies lately.

    It's the internet.

    There is no point having a blog with no comments. I don't believe him for a second

  • me16/05/2010 at 16:04

    he's been attracting a lot of loonies lately.

    It's the internet.

    There is no point having a blog with no comments. I don't believe him for a second

    sidepodcast doesn't have loonies

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 16:05

    he's been attracting a lot of loonies lately.

    He doesn't have the authorise them all

  • lou16/05/2010 at 16:05

    ooooppsss Webber was fined 2,200 euros for speeding in the pitlane today...

    http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Documents/mco-document-33.pdf

  • me16/05/2010 at 16:05

    he's been attracting a lot of loonies lately.

    He doesn't have the authorise them all

    he has to read them though. my guess is that's probably the bigger issue.

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 16:05

    sidepodcast doesn't have loonies

    yeah but you dont report things as definite fact either, or rarely, joe is a journalist, he'll attract differetn types of people

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 16:06

    sidepodcast doesn't have loonies

    We have had a few in the past that have had to be removed

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 16:06

    ooooppsss Webber was fined 2,200 euros for speeding in the pitlane today...

    http://www.fia...s/mco-document-33.pdf

    Well that is just going to ruin his day

  • Alex Andronov16/05/2010 at 16:07

    We have had a few in the past that have had to be removed

    That reminds me... When is that F1 game coming out ;)

  • me16/05/2010 at 16:07

    yeah but you dont report things as definite fact either, or rarely, joe is a journalist, he'll attract differetn types of people

    he's far more popular and popularity brings out the loonies.

  • Lady Snowcat16/05/2010 at 16:07

    There is no point having a blog with no comments. I don't believe him for a second

    Not sure that he really wants a blog...

    I think he likes to just post interesting stuff that he has access to...which is great in it's own right...

    Not tooo sure that he likes peeps to disagree with him either... but I may be wrong there....

  • lou16/05/2010 at 16:07

    Well that is just going to ruin his day

    :P

  • me16/05/2010 at 16:07

    That reminds me... When is that F1 game coming out ;)

    :)

    :)

    :)

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 16:08

    he's far more popular and popularity brings out the loonies.

    exactly

  • me16/05/2010 at 16:08

    Not sure that he really wants a blog...

    it's interesting that more and more blogs are turning off comments. f1minute for example.

    you can blog without comments.

  • Lady Snowcat16/05/2010 at 16:08

    ooooppsss Webber was fined 2,200 euros for speeding in the pitlane today...http://www.fia...s/mco-document-33.pdf

    I guess that wouldn't have made the difference as he had a few secs in hand at all times....

    May have affected Rosberg though...

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 16:09

    Not sure that he really wants a blog...

    it's interesting that more and more blogs are turning off comments. f1minute for example.

    you can blog without comments.

    Maybe if you're a 'broadcaster'. For the rest of us comments are lifeblood.

  • me16/05/2010 at 16:10

    Maybe if you're a 'broadcaster'. For the rest of us comments are lifeblood.

    it didn't hurt f1 minute (when we did it)

  • ajh16/05/2010 at 16:10

    When someone disagreed with Joe he decided to take his ball home. The "start your own blog" is juvenile. He wasn't attacked as he so dramatically puts it.

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 16:10

    ooooppsss Webber was fined 2,200 euros for speeding in the pitlane today...

    just a fine? in times past, that would've been an instant drive-through.

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 16:11

    it didn't hurt f1 minute (when we did it)

    F1 Minute is a broadcaster of facts. It doesn't have opinions so doesn't attract comment by nature.

  • Lady Snowcat16/05/2010 at 16:11

    Found this tweet from Neil Cole of Dave fame rather funny....

    Looking at Monaco Grand Prix thru Kimi's eyes... ie: can't be arsed, bored now, stopped watching...

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 16:11

    it's interesting that more and more blogs are turning off comments. f1minute for example.

    from what i remember f1minute didnt show real opinion though, it was more stating the facts but in a less formal, nicer way. if you show opinion exactly half of the people reading are going to disagre (sometimes)

  • lou16/05/2010 at 16:11

    just a fine? in times past, that would've been an instant drive-through.

    it happened at 13:31... so on his outlap? must have been before the race started..

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 16:12

    it happened at 13:31... so on his outlap? must have been before the race started..

    ahh. that would explain it. silly error, though.

  • me16/05/2010 at 16:12

    F1 Minute is a broadcaster of facts. It doesn't have opinions so doesn't attract comment by nature.

    true enough. i would i read one blog that didn't have comments this time last year. now i read 9 or 10. and they're not worse blogs for it.

  • ajh16/05/2010 at 16:12

    Presuming the times are local it was on the way the grid for the start.

  • me16/05/2010 at 16:14

    When someone disagreed with Joe he decided to take his ball home. The "start your own blog" is juvenile. He wasn't attacked as he so dramatically puts it.

    you're probably looking at too small a picture. much like when we throw our toys out of the pram, it isn't a single incident that causes it, a combination of very annoying things (or people) will be behind it.

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 16:18

    From James Allen on Twitter:

    #f1 It seems that the tyre supply decision for 2011 is now a straight choice between Michelin and Pirelli. I know which one I'd choose!

    Michelin every time for me..

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 16:28

    By the way, did we all see that Ross has taken over Trullis job?

    http://bit.ly/d1hJDr

    He's got pictures and everything

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 16:33

    #f1 FIA stewards have decided that Schumacher's pass is illegal and add 20 seconds to his time.

    from James Allen

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 16:34

    go Damon!

  • me16/05/2010 at 16:34

    #f1 FIA stewards have decided that Schumacher's pass is illegal and add 20 seconds to his time.

    from James Allen

    go Damon!

    w00t!

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 16:35

    #f1 FIA stewards have decided that Schumacher's pass is illegal and add 20 seconds to his time.

    from James Allen

    Damon finally became Damien

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 16:35

    I go get a glass of water, and this happens.

    But I'm pretty sure it'll be appealed anyway.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 16:35

    #f1 FIA stewards have decided that Schumacher's pass is illegal and add 20 seconds to his time.

    from James Allen

    woohoo!

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 16:35

    Damon finally became Damien

    Eh?

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 16:36

    #f1 FIA stewards have decided that Schumacher's pass is illegal and add 20 seconds to his time.

    from James Allen

    Damons still angry about 1994 ;)

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 16:36

    But I'm pretty sure it'll be appealed anyway.

    Can it be appealed? The rules are so complicated now I have no idea

  • RG16/05/2010 at 16:36

    Oooh, Buemi gets his first point of the season.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 16:36

    Eh?

    Shows his nasty side.

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 16:36

    Can it be appealed? The rules are so complicated now I have no idea

    I think post race ones can be but in race ones cant

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 16:37

    But I'm pretty sure it'll be appealed anyway.

    Can it be appealed? The rules are so complicated now I have no idea

    I hope not

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 16:37

    Can it be appealed? The rules are so complicated now I have no idea

    I would guess yes. My basis is when BAR was questioned in Imola 05 with their fuel collector tank, and the FIA appealed against their own stewards after it was initially deemed legal.

    Also, didn't Lewis appeal the Spa 08 decision?

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 16:37

    I think post race ones can be but in race ones cant

    Ahh. There is that.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 16:38

    I hope not

    The last thing we need is a drwan out appeal but I still think it is a stupid rule. I don't see how something can be legal every lap but the last.

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 16:39

    Ahh. There is that.

    as much as i disagree with the decision, i hope they dont appeal it, post race appears annoy me

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 16:39

    The last thing we need is a drwan out appeal but I still think it is a stupid rule. I don't see how something can be legal every lap but the last.

    Agreed.

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 16:39

    The last thing we need is a drwan out appeal but I still think it is a stupid rule. I don't see how something can be legal every lap but the last.

    I think the way its worded and hte way its meant is different and this is clearly the first time its been realised

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 16:41

    The last thing we need is a drwan out appeal but I still think it is a stupid rule. I don't see how something can be legal every lap but the last.

    I agree, should be consistent across the race

  • RG16/05/2010 at 16:41

    New Teams Championship update by the way - http://northernwaffler.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/carnage-in-monaco/

    Don't know what took me so long, I think I was debating the meaning of life or something.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 16:41

    Schumacher finishes 12th

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83684

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 16:42

    I agree, should be consistent across the race

    They'll have to explain those green flags at the end as well.

  • Lady Snowcat16/05/2010 at 16:42

    A certain Mr Rosberg will be quietly quite pleased...

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 16:43

    A certain Mr Rosberg will be quietly quite pleased...

    And a certain Mr Massa less so...

  • lou16/05/2010 at 16:45

    ergh come 'celebrities' make me very mad...

    who goes to a race and sits there listening to their ipod! gah!

    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/99595598/Getty-Images-Entertainment

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 16:46

    who goes to a race and sits there listening to their ipod! gah!

    http://www.get...-Images-Entertainment

    depends if he can get commentary on it

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 16:51

    good start for Roger. I've forgotten to breathe.

  • Janna16/05/2010 at 16:54

    good start for Roger. I've forgotten to breathe.

    I've got the feed open and keep flicking between it & the cricket whilst listening to Alex. Nadal's shorts - what was he thinking?

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 17:06

    Roger is officially trying to kill me.

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 17:18

    Here we go:

    RT @NobleF1: Mercedes GP has decided to appeal the Schumacher penalty.

  • me16/05/2010 at 17:18

    RT @NobleF1: Mercedes GP has decided to appeal the Schumacher penalty

    oh good lord

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 17:19

    Here we go:

    I hate courts of appeal on race results, BUT it was the wrong decision so I'm with Merc on this one.

    The rule says one thing, the marshals did another.

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 17:20

    oh good lord

    JA confirms as well:

    #f1 OFFICIAL - Mercedes' has decided to appeal the FIA stewards' decision to penalise Schumacher

    I'm still betting the FIA will get caught out on a technical. Initial fan reaction has been surprisingly supportive of Schumacher (more than half of what I saw) - mostly because he was racing when others weren't.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 17:20

    oh good lord

    well i suppose we've got a week off next week... got to avoid any of those silent f1 weeks ;)

  • Lady Snowcat16/05/2010 at 17:21

    RT @NobleF1: Mercedes GP has decided to appeal the Schumacher penalty

    I'd appeal if I was Ross...

    Green flags means the race was on....

  • Lady Snowcat16/05/2010 at 17:21

    Initial fan reaction has been surprisingly supportive of Schumacher (more than half of what I saw) - mostly because he was racing when others weren't.

    Anything for a bit of interest....

    Stirring the pot it's called...

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 17:23

    Alias saying that post-race drive throughs cant be appealed

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 17:24

    Alias saying that post-race drive throughs cant be appealed

    Indeed. But I'm thinking if Merc can make the case that the ruling was so wrong, they may still get things swayed to their favour.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 17:25

    a quick hit and run folks

    PING --> 2010 Monaco Grand Prix (Monte Carlo, Round 6, May 13th – 16th)

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/2010-monaco-grand-prix-monte-carlo-round-6-may-13th-16th/

    it's been an absolute pain formatting this. Wordpress has been a real pain this weekend an has just not been accepting any basic html commands

    >:(

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 17:25

    AND this may be the first real test for Jean Todt.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 17:26

    now i'm off to the pub to lose what's left of sunday night - yikes!!

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 17:26

    Alias saying that post-race drive throughs cant be appealed

    Indeed. But I'm thinking if Merc can make the case that the ruling was so wrong, they may still get things swayed to their favour.

    If it can't be appealed it can't be appealed. Didn't this come up in another case recently? Lewis at Spa?

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 17:26

    I like the dress too!!! But not on her....

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 17:26

    Alias saying that post-race drive throughs cant be appealed

    Indeed. But I'm thinking if Merc can make the case that the ruling was so wrong, they may still get things swayed to their favour.

    And here's the thing: I'm pretty sure Merc know what happened in Spa 08. But they're trying anyway. Why?

  • me16/05/2010 at 17:27

    AND this may be the first real test for Jean Todt.

    agreed. could be interesting.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 17:31

    In the meantime, will someone please make this heavy rain go away!?

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 17:33

    Takuma Sato has completed his Rookie Orientation at Indianapolis.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 17:34

    Takuma Sato has completed his Rookie Orientation at Indianapolis.

    that's everyone isn't it?

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 17:34

    Takuma Sato has completed his Rookie Orientation at Indianapolis.

    that's everyone isn't it?

    I believe so, I'm only following on Twitter though

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 17:35

    I believe so, I'm only following on Twitter though

    Just turned it on - Sevadra is the last driver to run. Looks good though

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 17:35

    *that should of course say Saavedra

    :o

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 17:38

    maybe it's just me, but it's a slightly worrying sign for Foyt IV that he has no personal sponsors with him - his helmet is just red.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 17:40

    maybe it's just me, but it's a slightly worrying sign for Foyt IV that he has no personal sponsors with him - his helmet is just red.

    How can anyone with that name not raise sponsorship? I know he is hopeless but there must be people who will pay just to meet AJ never mind have their name of IV's helmet or overalls

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 17:42

    Roger sucks.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 17:44

    Roger sucks.

    That's a comment I didn't ever expect to see

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 17:45

    That's a comment I didn't ever expect to see

    I think he is actually trying to lose.

  • Bassano16/05/2010 at 17:49

    Whoever said 20/20 Cricket was exciting was wrong.

    There are just more opportunities to wake you up

    This comentator sounds like XFM's Sean Keaveney

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 17:53

    From Joe:

    Mercedes Benz cannot appeal the penalty imposed on Michael Schumacher at the end of the Monaco Grand Prix, but the German company has decided to appeal the decision of the FIA Stewards. This means that the decision will be looked at by the FIA Court of Appeal.

    So hang on - Mercedes' appeal is admittable? What am I missing here?

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/mercedes-appeals-stewards-decision/

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 17:54

    So hang on - Mercedes' appeal is admittable? What am I missing here?

    There are many different types of appeals and courts and stewards. It gets compex :D

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 17:55

    There are many different types of appeals and courts and stewards. It gets complex :D

    That's... interesting. Can someone get Alia to come here and explain this? :P

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 17:56

    So hang on - Mercedes' appeal is admittable? What am I missing here?

    Just like Lewis at Spa. The ICA will listen to all the evidence then decide they can't hear the case they just heard. A total waste of time money and effort just because Brawn has a different interpretation of the rule to everyone else.

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 18:00

    That's... interesting. Can someone get Alia to come here and explain this? :P

    I think basically you can't appeal to the person who gave you the penalty, it would be like me being your teacher and giving you detention which wasnt negotionable (badly spelled word there) and then you going to the head teacher and over turning it. Basically .

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 18:02

    I think basically you can't appeal to the person who gave you the penalty, it would be like me being your teacher and giving you detention which wasnt negotionable (badly spelled word there) and then you going to the head teacher and over turning it. Basically .

    Isn't this exactly what happened with Lewis at Spa 08, only to be told that they can't appeal? (See Steven's earlier comment.) What makes this different?

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 18:02

    From @rubarrichello:

    I throw the steering cause wanted to get out as soon as possible.After the shunt I was facing the wrong side of the track andcar was on fire

  • me16/05/2010 at 18:03

    I throw the steering cause wanted to get out as soon as possible.After the shunt I was facing the wrong side of the track andcar was on fire

    do we believe him?

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 18:03

    Isn't this exactly what happened with Lewis at Spa 08, only to be told that they can't appeal? (See Steven's earlier comment.) What makes this different?

    Probably nothing, but it means they get a genuine place to say what they did and why and what was wrong with what the FIA did. And they get to do it in front of press.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:04

    From @rubarrichello:

    I throw the steering cause wanted to get out as soon as possible.After the shunt I was facing the wrong side of the track andcar was on fire

    I didn't know the car was on fire but that was my first thought. A driver's arms are so restricted in there that throwing must be difficult. I assumed he was trying to throw it over the barrier.

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 18:04

    do we believe him?

    I do, he seemed to be in a big hurry.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:04

    From @rubarrichello:

    I throw the steering cause wanted to get out as soon as possible.After the shunt I was facing the wrong side of the track andcar was on fire

    that sounds scary... and it would be much more believable if he had appeared to get out of the car instantly afterwards...

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:04

    that sounds scary... and it would be much more believable if he had appeared to get out of the car instantly afterwards...

    am going to rewatch it if i can find it.. *runs off to find a clip*

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 18:04

    do we believe him?

    given the circumstances, i do. replays back him up. and from the looks of it, no penalty either.

  • me16/05/2010 at 18:04

    I do, he seemed to be in a big hurry.

    he could've thrown it in front of him though.

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 18:06

    I do, he seemed to be in a big hurry.

    he could've thrown it in front of him though.

    I doubt he analysing the best position.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:06

    given the circumstances, i do. replays back him up. and from the looks of it, no penalty either.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMdqad7O5Ek

    it doesn't look to be on fire?...

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 18:06

    From @rubarrichello:

    I throw the steering cause wanted to get out as soon as possible.After the shunt I was facing the wrong side of the track andcar was on fire

    Understandable but he threw it onto the race line, he knew where it was...

    Today sucks. I'm supporting schumacher and getting annoyed at Rubens, what a rubbish day!

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 18:06

    he could've thrown it in front of him though.

    not sure there was a great deal of care in the aim when your cars on fire

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:06

    that sounds scary... and it would be much more believable if he had appeared to get out of the car instantly afterwards...

    He can't start to get out until there are no cars coming at him. He was just removing the only obstruction to him getting out then keeping his head down hoping nothing would hit him till there was a gap in traffic

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:06

    it doesn't look to be on fire?...

    I remember flames

  • Journeyer16/05/2010 at 18:06

    it doesn't look to be on fire?...

    i remember them zooming in on rubens' exhausts, showing fire.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:06

    I remember flames

    i will find a better clip :D

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:07

    i will find a better clip :D

    they are just igniting at the very end of that clip

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 18:10

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83688

    Chandhok also revealed that he dragged Barrichello's errant steering wheel all the way down to the tunnel section of the track.

    "It got lodged underneath the car, so I could feel it scraping all the way through Mirabeau. Then the noise stopped and one of the marshals reported back that it fell out of my car in the tunnel. But then Bruno ran over it – so that steering wheel has been well and truly Hispania'd!"

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 18:11

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/83688

    Chandhok also revealed that he dragged Barrichello's errant steering wheel all the way down to the tunnel section of the track.

    "It got lodged underneath the car, so I could feel it scraping all the way through Mirabeau. Then the noise stopped and one of the marshals reported back that it fell out of my car in the tunnel. But then Bruno ran over it – so that steering wheel has been well and truly Hispania'd!"

    It got to the tunnel!? wow!

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 18:11

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/83688

    Chandhok also revealed that he dragged Barrichello's errant steering wheel all the way down to the tunnel section of the track.

    "It got lodged underneath the car, so I could feel it scraping all the way through Mirabeau. Then the noise stopped and one of the marshals reported back that it fell out of my car in the tunnel. But then Bruno ran over it – so that steering wheel has been well and truly Hispania'd!"

    :D

    He is fantastic.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:11

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/83688

    Chandhok also revealed that he dragged Barrichello's errant steering wheel all the way down to the tunnel section of the track.

    "It got lodged underneath the car, so I could feel it scraping all the way through Mirabeau. Then the noise stopped and one of the marshals reported back that it fell out of my car in the tunnel. But then Bruno ran over it – so that steering wheel has been well and truly Hispania'd!"

    Mr C said something about it being at Rascasse. I assume Karun had simply kicked it a little way up the road with a wheel.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:12

    they are just igniting at the very end of that clip

    he couldn't have known it was on fire before that though?

    i believe him.. i wouldn't want to be facing the wrong way on an f1 tract...just playing devils advocate as they say..

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:12

    Not surprising at Rubens's age that his wheel needs HRT

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:12

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/83688

    Chandhok also revealed that he dragged Barrichello's errant steering wheel all the way down to the tunnel section of the track.

    "It got lodged underneath the car, so I could feel it scraping all the way through Mirabeau. Then the noise stopped and one of the marshals reported back that it fell out of my car in the tunnel. But then Bruno ran over it – so that steering wheel has been well and truly Hispania'd!"

    woah!

  • me16/05/2010 at 18:14

    that sounds scary... and it would be much more believable if he had appeared to get out of the car instantly afterwards...

    watching the replay on the bbc, i don't believe rubens. that was a frustrated reaction and the wrong reaction.

  • me16/05/2010 at 18:14

    watching the replay on the bbc, i don't believe rubens. that was a frustrated reaction and the wrong reaction.

    alos gonna cost willliams a fortune

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:14

    watching the replay on the bbc, i don't believe rubens. that was a frustrated reaction and the wrong reaction.

    he seems to throw it out instantly then take a bit longer to show any movement of getting out of the car. this could be cause other cars were approaching though. presumably it's safer to stay in the car and get out when they pass?

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:15

    watching the replay on the bbc, i don't believe rubens. that was a frustrated reaction and the wrong reaction.

    The wheel wasn't thrown as aggressively as I thought at the time but at the time I thought it was about getting out the car fast

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 18:15

    he seems to throw it out instantly then take a bit longer to show any movement of getting out of the car. this could be cause other cars were approaching though. presumably it's safer to stay in the car and get out when they pass?

    i understand the taking it out straight away but dont see why he threw it!

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:15

    alos gonna cost willliams a fortune

    do you think Frank will make him pay for some of it?..

    DC said he had to buy one from his team when someone 'borrowed' his from autosport?

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 18:16

    green flag for the entire field at indy just given - live on the indycar site

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:16

    he seems to throw it out instantly then take a bit longer to show any movement of getting out of the car. this could be cause other cars were approaching though. presumably it's safer to stay in the car and get out when they pass?

    Definitely stay in the car with the belts on until there is a gap when cars are coming at you at 150mph

  • me16/05/2010 at 18:16

    green flag for the entire field at indy just given - live on the indycar site

    more racing? oh blimey. am on it.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:16

    i understand the taking it out straight away but dont see why he threw it!

    Where would he put it?

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:16

    Definitely stay in the car with the belts on until there is a gap when cars are coming at you at 150mph

    so.. he has time to take the steering wheel off and place it on the top of the car then?

  • me16/05/2010 at 18:17

    Where would he put it?

    throw it the other way

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 18:17

    more racing? oh blimey. am on it.

    free practice

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 18:17

    watching the replay on the bbc, i don't believe rubens. that was a frustrated reaction and the wrong reaction.

    me too. A man of his experience should know no matter the situation throwing the wheel onto the racing line can cause trouble. Am surprised he'd do that and I can understand his desire to get out of the car as quick as possible but even if he was frustrated, throwing the wheel out isn't gonna solve anything.

    silly boy. :(

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:17

    alos gonna cost willliams a fortune

    do you think Frank will make him pay for some of it?..

    DC said he had to buy one from his team when someone 'borrowed' his from autosport?

    There is a difference between one being lost at a race and one being nicked from a car you are responsible for.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:17

    Where would he put it?

    anywhere other than the path of an on coming car would be a start i should think??

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 18:18

    Where would he put it?

    To the side, down on the left, not trying to throw it as hard as poss

  • me16/05/2010 at 18:18

    free practice

    ooooh. on a sunday?

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:18

    green flag for the entire field at indy just given - live on the indycar site

    THe race is today?

    How can you have rookie tests and race on the same day?

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 18:18

    ooooh. on a sunday?

    yep - the run up to the 500 is only two weeks this year

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 18:18

    free practice

    ooooh. on a sunday?

    Yeah this is for the Indy 500 and they have odd rules.

    Yesterday and today are 'rookie orientation' plus a few hours for all cars

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:19

    so.. he has time to take the steering wheel off and place it on the top of the car then?

    He doesn't know which direction he is going to go in when he gets out of the car so best lob the wheel out of the way completely

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 18:19

    How can you have rookie tests and race on the same day?

    the race is on the 30th

    rookie tests and practices yesterday and today, qualifying next week and he race the week afterward

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 18:19

    Yeah this is for the Indy 500 and they have odd rules.

    Yesterday and today are 'rookie orientation' plus a few hours for all cars

    Qualifying is next week over two days (was four days - cost saving), then the following week is the race (not long after Turkish GP)

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:19

    free practice

    Makes sense

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:20

    He doesn't know which direction he is going to go in when he gets out of the car so best lob the wheel out of the way completely

    he should know he can't throw.. remember the glove incident? ;)

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:20

    the race is on the 30th

    rookie tests and practices yesterday and today, qualifying next week and he race the week afterward

    I can never remember Indy not being on the same day as Monaco

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:20

    he should know he can't throw.. remember the glove incident? ;)

    :D :D

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 18:21

    I can never remember Indy not being on the same day as Monaco

    Very rare

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 18:22

    I can never remember Indy not being on the same day as Monaco

    Depends. Monaco is also 6 weeks after Easter and the 500 is always on Memorial Day weekend

  • me16/05/2010 at 18:26

    i missed this!

    Mark's gone in (to the pool) and both the drivers went off the top of the energy station into the harbour so hopefully we have still got two drivers for Istanbul in two weeks' time

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKLDE64F0GP20100516

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:27

    one of the photographers in the pool was Peter J Fox.. nice to know British photographers don't care about getting cameras wet :)

    http://www.sutton-images.com/preview.asp?filename=d10mon1650.jpg

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:27

    Mark's gone in (to the pool) and both the drivers went off the top of the energy station into the harbour so hopefully we have still got two drivers for Istanbul in two weeks' time

    I bet that was why he was so out of breath in the interview because he said he had just got out of the sea

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:28

    i missed this!

    that's why both Mark and Seb got out of the sea for Mark to speak to the BBC right?

  • me16/05/2010 at 18:28

    that's why both Mark and Seb got out of the sea for Mark to speak to the BBC right?

    i thought that was the pool, but i clearly missed something.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:29

    i thought that was the pool, but i clearly missed something.

    a pic for you

    http://www.sutton-images.com/preview.asp?filename=d10mon1596.jpg

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:31

    a pic for you

    http://www.sut...lename=d10mon1596.jpg

    slightly better one

    http://www.sutton-images.com/preview.asp?filename=d10mon1595.jpg

    and an some action shot

    http://www.sutton-images.com/preview.asp?filename=d10mon1567.jpg

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:31

    i thought that was the pool, but i clearly missed something.

    Mark said he was just out of the sea and while he was being interviewed a boat pulled up behind him. I know the Energy Station is big but it doesn't have boats in the pool

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:31

    no one in the crowd is cheering for poor roger, how quick can I get to Madrid?

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 18:31

    never thought i'd say this, but this commentator at indy is a million times worse than legard - needs to be heard to be believed

  • me16/05/2010 at 18:31

    Mark said he was just out of the sea and while he was being interviewed a boat pulled up behind him. I know the Energy Station is big but it doesn't have boats in the pool

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 18:36

    Indy:

    Franchitti and Dixon first to break the 226 MPH mark

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:36

    Indy:

    Franchitti and Dixon first to break the 226 MPH mark

    That's good start

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:36

    no one in the crowd is cheering for poor roger, how quick can I get to Madrid?

    not as quick as you would be able to if you lived in Europe ;)

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:38

    not as quick as you would be able to if you lived in Europe ;)

    I will be in Basel in 108 days, I think I'm going to kick it a little.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:39

    Amy... what time is it there?.. 4:40?..

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:40

    Amy... what time is it there?.. 4:40?..

    bingo

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:40

    bingo

    you're crazy...

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:41

    you're crazy...

    thankfully I'm not actually doing any work at work tomorrow :D

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:41

    thankfully I'm not actually doing any work at work tomorrow :D

    :D

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:41

    you're crazy...

    I think it is just an early start to avoid jetlag when she is in Europe

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:42

    I think it is just an early start to avoid jetlag when she is in Europe

    blimey! 100 days is a very early start..

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:42

    :D

    we have new staff in incubation and I am babysitting them all day. Which basically means they do all the work and I just watch to make sure they don't break any laws. I can do that on an hours sleep, surely.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:42

    can you imagine what would happen if Amy started coding?.. she'd never sleep!

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:43

    blimey! 100 days is a very early start..

    This is Amy. She is very organised

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:43

    can you imagine what would happen if Amy started coding?.. she'd never sleep!

    I should bring this up next time my dad mentions that I should have done IT at uni.

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:44

    This is Amy. She is very organised

    as can be seen in my new blog post http://daydreamingoutloud.com/2010/05/16/planning-via-mobile/

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 18:44

    right fols - i'm off.

    the rain has stopped, so i'm going to the pub

    :)

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:45

    noooooo, tie break. I hate these.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:46

    right fols - i'm off.

    the rain has stopped, so i'm going to the pub

    :)

    see ya!

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 18:47

    as can be seen in my new blog post http://daydrea.../planning-via-mobile/

    You are going to have every minute in Europe planned before you get here

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:48

    You are going to have every minute in Europe planned before you get here

    nooo, I won't go that far! Those type of holidays are no fun.

  • me16/05/2010 at 18:48

    as can be seen in my new blog post http://daydrea.../planning-via-mobile/

    YOU BLOGGED!

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:48

    You are going to have every minute in Europe planned before you get here

    i wish i could do things like this... but if i start planning things in a really exact way i get waaay too stressed..

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:48

    YOU BLOGGED!

    Giggles stopped breathing, I had to!

  • me16/05/2010 at 18:49

    Giggles stopped breathing, I had to!

    YOU SAVED GIGGLES!

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:50

    Giggles stopped breathing, I had to!

    this

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexandronov/4611402450/

    suddenly makes sense...

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:51

    YOU SAVED GIGGLES!

    what do we need to do to get a post about the ausi gp.. i wanna know why and how they got locked in the track.. Amy said she'd explain it in the blog post! :(

  • me16/05/2010 at 18:52

    what do we need to do to get a post about the ausi gp.. i wanna know why and how they got locked in the track.. Amy said she'd explain it in the blog post! :(

    she did. can we drown him?

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:52

    what do we need to do to get a post about the ausi gp.. i wanna know why and how they got locked in the track.. Amy said she'd explain it in the blog post! :(

    stay tuned for "Amy's Grand Prix Diary" coming to a Sidepodcast near you, eventually.

  • me16/05/2010 at 18:52

    stay tuned for "Amy's Grand Prix Diary" coming to a Sidepodcast near you, eventually.

    :)

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:54

    she did. can we drown him?

    depends if you want to go back to giggles house for more giggles radio i suppose... ;)

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:54

    match poooooooint :(

  • me16/05/2010 at 18:54

    depends if you want to go back to giggles house for more giggles radio i suppose... ;)

    he won't die, amy with save him with her words.

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:55

    he won't die, amy with save him with her words.

    theres a lot more words required! Todays post was mostly pictures :D

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 18:55

    Did Chequered flag preview podcast go silent in hte middle for others?

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:55

    stay tuned for "Amy's Grand Prix Diary" coming to a Sidepodcast near you, eventually.

    Mr C... bring your audio recording stuff to Spa.. we can all ask her and Pamela about the grand prix and then.. if you release it as a podcast she'll probably end up transcribing it... it's one way to get her to blog :P

  • me16/05/2010 at 18:55

    we're off to watch 2012, catch ya in a couple o'hours

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:55

    ROGER LOOOOOOOOOSES

  • me16/05/2010 at 18:55

    Mr C... bring your audio recording stuff to Spa.. we can all ask her and Pamela about the grand prix and then.. if you release it as a podcast she'll probably end up transcribing it... it's one way to get her to blog :P

    :)

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:55

    theres a lot more words required! Todays post was mostly pictures :D

    you took photos for the Grand Prix.. i saw them..

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:56

    Did Chequered flag preview podcast go silent in hte middle for others?

    one did, one didn't. It was on the feed twice.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:56

    Did Chequered flag preview podcast go silent in hte middle for others?

    i listened to it when it was played on the radio.. was fine then.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 18:57

    we're off to watch 2012, catch ya in a couple o'hours

    have fun... watching the future (??)

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 18:58

    one did, one didn't. It was on the feed twice.

    ah right, well i cant get it to work past 15 mins, boo

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 18:59

    Nadal is the first person in history to win 3 Masters events in a row. #tennisfacts

    And with that I think I might sleep. Or do I want to watch the presentation. Hmm.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 19:00

    oooooo the goodwood site has a new look! i like it :)

  • lou16/05/2010 at 19:00

    Nadal is the first person in history to win 3 Masters events in a row. #tennisfacts

    And with that I think I might sleep. Or do I want to watch the presentation. Hmm.

    do we need to shoo you?

  • lou16/05/2010 at 19:01

    oooooo the goodwood site has a new look! i like it :)

    it has a countdown! love it!

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 19:01

    do we need to shoo you?

    nooo, I will go when I am tired!

  • lou16/05/2010 at 19:01

    nooo, I will go when I am tired!

    :D

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 19:14

    now i go, night all!

  • lou16/05/2010 at 19:15

    now i go, night all!

    night Amy.

  • Janna16/05/2010 at 19:17

    now i go, night all!

    v night Amy, hope you get some quality sleep, if not quantity ;)

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 19:18

    now i go, night all!

    night amy

  • lou16/05/2010 at 19:32

    http://tweetphoto.com/22723873 - awwwwwwwwwww!!!!!

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 20:03

    BBC4 now for a doc on the Le Mans 1955 disaster

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 20:07

    BBC4 now for a doc on the Le Mans 1955 disaster

    I am sure that has been shown before

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 20:08

    I am sure that has been shown before

    Probably. I've never seen it.

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 20:08

    I am sure that has been shown before

    I am not sure it looks like my type of thing...

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 20:10

    I am not sure it looks like my type of thing...

    We're 9 minutes in and I've learned more about the atmosphere of sportscar racing in that era than in almost anything else.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 20:12

    I am sure that has been shown before

    I am not sure it looks like my type of thing...

    They have just said Le Mans was and is the longest track in the world?????

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 20:13

    They have just said Le Mans was and is the longest track in the world?????

    *facepalm*

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 20:16

    They have just said Le Mans was and is the longest track in the world?????

    Poor research. Odd given the level of detail of the rest

  • lou16/05/2010 at 20:29

    for Christine - http://xpb.cc/viewpicture.asp?id=367619

  • lou16/05/2010 at 20:33

    it's kimi! - http://xpb.cc/viewpicture.asp?id=368311

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 20:34

    Hellooo :)

  • Andy Taylor16/05/2010 at 20:35

    Hellooo :)

    Hello

  • lou16/05/2010 at 20:37

    Hellooo :)

    hey

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 20:38

    How are all of you?

  • lou16/05/2010 at 20:39

    How are all of you?

    i'm good thanks. what about you?

    oh and for when Amy wakes up... i have another pic for her - http://xpb.cc/viewpicture.asp?id=368450

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 20:41

    i'm good thanks. what about you?

    I'm alright. I'm still pretty nervy about job sorting tomorrow.... Silly emotional womanness :(

  • lou16/05/2010 at 20:42

    I'm alright. I'm still pretty nervy about job sorting tomorrow.... Silly emotional womanness :(

    aww i'm sure it will be alright and work out for the best. Nerves are good though, it means it matters to you :)

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 20:46

    aww i'm sure it will be alright and work out for the best. Nerves are good though, it means it matters to you :)

    Yeah. I really want to go see Nick next week. Silly new job sorting annoyingness

  • lou16/05/2010 at 20:47

    Yeah. I really want to go see Nick next week. Silly new job sorting annoyingness

    ooo you're heading over to Dubai?

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 20:48

    ooo you're heading over to Dubai?

    I hope so. I need to get my boss to agree to push my start date back.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 20:49

    Hi Alison

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 20:52

    Hello Steeeeeven

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 20:53

    I am totally unimpressed with this BBC documentary. They are showing the crash footage too often and Levegh's name is pronounced Leveck which so far only his co-driver has done.

  • Lady Snowcat16/05/2010 at 21:02

    I'm alright. I'm still pretty nervy about job sorting tomorrow.... Silly emotional womanness

    Not really silly...

    You will want to start on a good note...

    Good luck but be prepared for disappointment too...

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 21:03

    I am totally unimpressed with this BBC documentary. They are showing the crash footage too often and Levegh's name is pronounced Leveck which so far only his co-driver has done.

    I didn't like the over-use of the footage. I did learn how it happened though, I didn't know that before.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 21:04

    I didn't like the over-use of the footage. I did learn how it happened though, I didn't know that before.

    The photos leading up to the accident I haven't seen before. There always seems to have been a lot of dispute where as there is is quite clear and you have to wonder how many close calls there must have been for exactly the same thing before.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 21:07

    I'm alright. I'm still pretty nervy about job sorting tomorrow.... Silly emotional womanness

    Don't worry. Just relax and think what Rob would tell you.

    http://xpb.cc/viewpicture.asp?id=367619

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 21:09

    Don't worry. Just relax and think what Rob would tell you.

    :D

    I want holiday times :D

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 21:10

    I want holiday times :D

    When did you decide you wanted a holiday?

  • lou16/05/2010 at 21:10

    Don't worry. Just relax and think what Rob would tell you.

    http://xpb.cc/viewpicture.asp?id=367804

    he isn't mfc though.. he's got a clipboard.. not an ipad ;)

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 21:10

    When did you decide you wanted a holiday?

    Yesterday....?

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 21:11

    Yesterday....?

    So you are some kind of anti-Amy. No planning whatsover.

    When are you going?

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 21:12

    When are you going?

    Monday I hope.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 21:13

    Monday I hope.

    Can you get a sensible price for a flight as quickly as that?

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 21:14

    Can you get a sensible price for a flight as quickly as that?

    Yeah. Unless ash cloud persists. That could push the price up.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 21:15

    Yeah. Unless ash cloud persists. That could push the price up.

    So apart from ash, strikes and new employer is there anything that could stop this happeneing?

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 21:18

    So apart from ash, strikes and new employer is there anything that could stop this happeneing?

    :D

    Probably....

  • lou16/05/2010 at 21:25

    ehehehe i just checked the fantasy racers scores... Lukeh made it into the biggest fallers lists... he's now 343rd which makes me better about being 390th :)

    #notcompetitive.

    Mr C is beating me though cause he's 245th :(

  • rg16/05/2010 at 21:40

    could be worse lou... could be 429th...

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 21:41

    PING, sorry it's so late, busy evening http://gridwalktalk.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/monaco-grand-prix-2010-where-the-streets-have-many-names/

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 21:42

    ehehehe i just checked the fantasy racers scores... Lukeh made it into the biggest fallers lists... he's now 343rd which makes me better about being 390th :)

    Haha, wow!

  • lou16/05/2010 at 21:42

    could be worse lou... could be 429th...

    oooh :(

  • lou16/05/2010 at 21:42

    Haha, wow!

    i like that you except my competitiveness that i am not competitive :)

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 21:43

    i like that you except my competitiveness that i am not competitive :)

    I have accepted my inability to compete with most things and merely welcome the inevitable fail that follows :)

  • lou16/05/2010 at 21:45

    I have accepted my inability to compete with most things and merely welcome the inevitable fail that follows :)

    haha! i can tell you compared to me you would not fail at driving games..

  • me16/05/2010 at 21:45

    christ that film was long. good, but long.

    is amy asleep yet?

  • lou16/05/2010 at 21:46

    is amy asleep yet?

    yes, she went to sleep 5am her time.. she's going to be tired tomorrow..

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 21:46

    That race review was hard to type up mainly because my 'a' ley keeps not working...

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 21:46

    haha! i can tell you compared to me you would not fail at driving games..

    Hehe!! :D

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 21:46

    christ that film was long. good, but long.

    Oooh what film?

  • lou16/05/2010 at 21:47

    That race review was hard to type up mainly because my 'a' ley keeps not working...

    is it like the key (i think it was the question mark) that wasn't working on mr c's keyboard?

  • lou16/05/2010 at 21:48

    Hehe!! :D

    remind me next wednesday to show you on the f1 game on my ipod.

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 21:48

    remind me next wednesday to show you on the f1 game on my ipod.

    To be fair the ipod game is bloody hard.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 21:50

    To be fair the ipod game is bloody hard.

    well i can show you on the brawn, red bull, or bmw games.. doesn't really make a difference i'm rubbish at them all :)

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 21:52

    well i can show you on the brawn, red bull, or bmw games.. doesn't really make a difference i'm rubbish at them all :)

    Awwww. Driving games on the iPod are a bit hard though I reckon...

    The rest you have no excuse :P

  • me16/05/2010 at 21:59

    Oooh what film?

    2012

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:00

    Mr C is beating me though cause he's 245th :(

    whoop!

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:00

    2012

    Ah yeah. I thought that was mindless fun :) I have a bit of a thing for John Cussack though so....

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:01

    whoop!

    :(

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:03

    oh my goodness..this roundabout scares me..

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/wiltshire/content/images/2007/10/22/msn_magic_roundabout_470x350.jpg

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:03

    Ah yeah. I thought that was mindless fun :) I have a bit of a thing for John Cussack though so....

    he doesn't appear to have aged. i'm pretty sure i look older since the grifters, why hasn't he?

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 22:05

    oh my goodness..this roundabout scares me..

    http://www.bbc...oundabout_470x350.jpg

    It's like a motorised waltzers

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 22:05

    oh my goodness..this roundabout scares me..

    http://www.bbc...oundabout_470x350.jpg

    aww we have one of those, epic fun/chaos

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:05

    aww we have one of those, epic fun/chaos

    having to take my test on that would kill me.

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:06

    PING, sorry it's so late, busy evening http://gridwal...eets-have-many-names/

    brilliant title!

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 22:06

    aww we have one of those, epic fun/chaos

    Interesting sense of 'fun' you hve

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:06

    aww we have one of those, epic fun/chaos

    Err I didn't realise the big roundabout in the middle runs counter clockwise. Whos crackpotted idea was that???

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 22:08

    brilliant title!

    Hehe :)

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:08

    having to take my test on that would kill me.

    is that the swindon thing? we talked about this before right? it's not hard, the football stadium is right next to it i think. you just drive each roundabout like a normal one, it just looks mental from the air.

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:09

    is that the swindon thing? we talked about this before right? it's not hard, the football stadium is right next to it i think. you just drive each roundabout like a normal one, it just looks mental from the air.

    But the one in the middle goes the wrong way??

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 22:10

    is that the swindon thing? we talked about this before right? it's not hard, the football stadium is right next to it i think. you just drive each roundabout like a normal one, it just looks mental from the air.

    Swings and roundabouts.

    Well, roundabouts and roundabouts. And roundabouts.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:10

    is that the swindon thing? we talked about this before right? it's not hard, the football stadium is right next to it i think. you just drive each roundabout like a normal one, it just looks mental from the air.

    yeah i think it's in Swindon.. not seen it talked about before but i forget many things. it was mentioned on a podcast i'm listening to and i had to check it out.. mental is not even the word..

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 22:11

    But the one in the middle goes the wrong way??

    you don't even notice the middle one

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:11

    you don't even notice the middle one

    I think it's a stupid idea... Why didn't they just put lights in? Or a proper roundabout?

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:12

    But the one in the middle goes the wrong way??

    it was a long time ago, when i went around it you don't notice the one in the middle.

    keep in mind it doesn't look like the ariel shot from above, when you're at ground level. most of london is way more scary to drive than going round a roundabout.

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 22:13

    keep in mind it doesn't look like the ariel shot from above, when you're at ground level. most of london is way more scary to drive than going round a roundabout.

    I dont think I'm ever going to drive in london! Walking is scary enough!

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:13

    I dont think I'm ever going to drive in london! Walking is scary enough!

    :D I was very proud of myself when I negotiated M25 without incident.

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:14

    I think it's a stupid idea... Why didn't they just put lights in? Or a proper roundabout?

    as i keep saying about many things in life, you have to try new things in case the status quo is completely wrong.

    but the obvious answer to your question is roundabouts are greener and don't break down.

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 22:14

    Interesting sense of 'fun' you hve

    its amazing!

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:14

    I dont think I'm ever going to drive in london! Walking is scary enough!

    walking isn't that scary! it's the not walking when the man is red that seems to catch us out ;)

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:15

    The scariest thing I've ever had to do in a car though is somehow miraculously cross 4 lanes of traffic in what seems like about 200m. I can't even think how they've designed the road to make this necessary but I always forget how bad it is until it happens.... I really should find a less lethal route.

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 22:16

    its amazing!

    I get worried enough on a roundabout here that is 2 lanes but suddenly splits into 3 lanes on one part then goes back into 2! Drivers never seem to know where to go...

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 22:16

    I think it's a stupid idea... Why didn't they just put lights in? Or a proper roundabout?

    They cause lots of tailbacks.

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 22:16

    walking isn't that scary! it's the not walking when the man is red that seems to catch us out ;)

    Damn that little red man and his mischievious behaviour :)

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:17

    I get worried enough on a roundabout here that is 2 lanes but suddenly splits into 3 lanes on one part then goes back into 2! Drivers never seem to know where to go...

    there is a round about near me.. which is very close to the hospital.... thank goodness. I've lost count of the number of crashes which happen there each week.

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 22:17

    It's just lots of little roundabouts and junctions, you don think of it as a whole roundabout. I

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 22:17

    I dont think I'm ever going to drive in london! Walking is scary enough!

    Try it. It is an experience.

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:18

    Try it. It is an experience.

    This is not good advice!!!

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:18

    Damn that little red man and his mischievious behaviour :)

    i think they are somehow different in London. I have absolutely no problem normally.

    However the other day did teach me never ever to trust you on a road.. you nearly got me run over by a bus!!!

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 22:19

    Try it. It is an experience.

    Someone said that to me about chilli con carne and the results aren't worth discussing. I fear the same result could be said of this experience :)

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 22:19

    However the other day did teach me never ever to trust you on a road.. you nearly got me run over by a bus!!!

    What can I say, I really wanted a pizza

    *runs*

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 22:19

    Someone said that to me about chilli con carne and the results aren't worth discussing. I fear the same result could be said of this experience :)

    Chilli con carne is awesome. Although I had no idea what 'con carne' meant until six weeks ago when I was in Spain and ordered a pastry thing which was con carne. Apparently it is "with meat".

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 22:20

    Try it. It is an experience.

    This is not good advice!!!

    Yeah its fine, bumper to bumper, hardly move. Infuriating.

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:20

    However the other day did teach me never ever to trust you on a road.. you nearly got me run over by a bus!!!

    I nearly got hit by a bus outside me work last week. I was walking on the pavement and had to literally jump out the way as it approached the bus stop too fast and steered into the kerb.... Scary times.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:20

    What can I say, I really wanted a pizza

    humph! i refuse to cross the strand with you unless i have triple checked nothing is going to hit me.

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:21

    Try it. It is an experience.

    This is not good advice!!!

    you're admitting to being scared of a roundabout?

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 22:21

    I have managed to get up! Sooo tired :(

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:21

    I have managed to get up! Sooo tired :(

    holy cow

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 22:22

    humph! i refuse to cross the strand with you unless i have triple checked nothing is going to hit me.

    I still blame the little red man

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:22

    you're admitting to being scared of a roundabout?

    I'm not scared of a roundabout. I'm scared by the stupidity of other drivers.... I'm not a wimp, I'd have a go at driving more or less anywhere. Driving into London is unnecessary though!

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:22

    I nearly got hit by a bus outside me work last week. I was walking on the pavement and had to literally jump out the way as it approached the bus stop too fast and steered into the kerb.... Scary times.

    we have a 'shared space' section in our town. Which has the idea that there are no road markings and no pavement.. pedestrians and cars all share the same space.. it's crazy scary and buses really don't look when they go round some of the corners!

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 22:23

    holy cow

    as long as the coffee keeps flowing in my office, it will be a good day. I hope. 5pm feels a long way away.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 22:23

    is that the swindon thing? we talked about this before right? it's not hard, the football stadium is right next to it i think. you just drive each roundabout like a normal one, it just looks mental from the air.

    That's the one

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:23

    I have managed to get up! Sooo tired :(

    oh my!

    i have a pic for you....

    http://tweetphoto.com/22723873

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 22:23

    you're admitting to being scared of a roundabout?

    London I think

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 22:24
  • me16/05/2010 at 22:24

    we have a 'shared space' section in our town. Which has the idea that there are no road markings and no pavement..

    that's also an interesting idea. the theory is marking give people too much confidence, when in reality, it's just some white paint.

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 22:24

    I have managed to get up! Sooo tired :(

    How little sleep?

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:24

    I still blame the little red man

    hmmm..

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 22:24

    is that the swindon thing? we talked about this before right? it's not hard, the football stadium is right next to it i think. you just drive each roundabout like a normal one, it just looks mental from the air.

    That's the one

    we have one with 4 exits, its really not as bad as it looks

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 22:24

    I have managed to get up! Sooo tired :(

    I didn't think you had been to bed yet

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 22:25

    How little sleep?

    in the end, 2 hours.

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:25

    we have one with 4 exits, its really not as bad as it looks

    can you film yourself driving it one day?

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:25

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    she posted it just after you went to sleep. i thought it would make you happy when you were tired in the morning :)

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 22:25

    we have a 'shared space' section in our town. Which has the idea that there are no road markings and no pavement.. pedestrians and cars all share the same space.. it's crazy scary and buses really don't look when they go round some of the corners!

    They talked about having it here but never did it. What they did instead was do it on the coast road, a narrow winding road which is quite busy in summer. It also gets unbelievably foggy. Bad idea. You need the lines when it is foggy..

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 22:26

    can you film yourself driving it one day?

    remind me in 2 weeks and ill film myself when ive got the car back! or ill put it in the calendar

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:26

    that's also an interesting idea. the theory is marking give people too much confidence, when in reality, it's just some white paint.

    hmm yeah, it does work to an extent. but it's when you get a stupid car driving on the wrong side which makes things get a bit crazy.. and very dangerous.

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:26

    They talked about having it here but never did it. What they did instead was do it on the coast road, a narrow winding road which is quite busy in summer. It also gets unbelievably foggy. Bad idea. You need the lines when it is foggy..

    i'd argue you need cats eyes, not lines?

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:27

    remind me in 2 weeks and ill film myself when ive got the car back! or ill put it in the calendar

    will do

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:27

    that's also an interesting idea. the theory is marking give people too much confidence, when in reality, it's just some white paint.

    But I think keeping cars in one place and people in another is a sound starting point.

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 22:27

    i'd argue you need cats eyes, not lines?

    You need anything you can get. I like it in towns apart from people drifting to the middle of the road. On an open road it could be construed as murder.

  • Amy16/05/2010 at 22:27

    she posted it just after you went to sleep. i thought it would make you happy when you were tired in the morning :)

    they are both so smiley!

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:28

    hmm yeah, it does work to an extent. but it's when you get a stupid car driving on the wrong side which makes things get a bit crazy.. and very dangerous.

    i should add that lines are useful for ambulance drivers, so there's also an argument to keep them. but i do think the general public see the lines as some kind of invisible force field that keeps them safe.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:28

    They talked about having it here but never did it. What they did instead was do it on the coast road, a narrow winding road which is quite busy in summer. It also gets unbelievably foggy. Bad idea. You need the lines when it is foggy..

    som pics of a section of our shared space

    http://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/01/28/56/1285675_684288d2.jpg

    http://www.topboxdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Ashford-Town-Centre-sustainable-place-for-living-and-working-588x588.jpg

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:28

    they are both so smiley!

    :D such a cute couple!

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:29

    You need anything you can get. I like it in towns apart from people drifting to the middle of the road. On an open road it could be construed as murder.

    i don't get that? why?

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:29

    You need anything you can get. I like it in towns apart from people drifting to the middle of the road. On an open road it could be construed as murder.

    We have some unmarked roads out in the country. That's mainly because they're not wide enough for cars to pass each other at any speed so lines would look ridiculous!

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 22:29

    som pics of a section of our shared space

    You can't be serious. No-one would ever allow that

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:30

    som pics of a section of our shared space

    http://s0.geog.../1285675_684288d2.jpg

    i like that. i hope it proves workable.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:30

    You can't be serious. No-one would ever allow that

    true story. it won an award or something i think.. it's kinda scary..

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:31

    You can't be serious. No-one would ever allow that

    My thoughts exactly!! Looks like a death trap... What happens at dusk? Do you all have to wear reflective vests to go outside?

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 22:31

    true story. it won an award or something i think.. it's kinda scary..

    There is n award for most pedestrians killed on a road?

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:31

    You can't be serious. No-one would ever allow that

    but the data backs up the theory. i did some work on this a long while back. if driver know people could be in the road, they drive with more awareness than if they believe there's a separate space for them.

    even people aren't trapped on the path and can walk off at any time. a driver's mind somehow tells them people our out of harms way/

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:31

    i like that. i hope it proves workable.

    we've had it for a few years.. it works.. no one has been killed yet. the speed limit is 10mph so it's pretty safe, but chaos is caused by drivers without common sense... which are common

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:33

    There is n award for most pedestrians killed on a road?

    ask yourself, what is the value of a path, with no barrier? it's just a kerb.

    cars mount kerbs all the time, why pretend that a path is a line that is in any way safer? it's bunkem

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:33

    My thoughts exactly!! Looks like a death trap... What happens at dusk? Do you all have to wear reflective vests to go outside?

    it's not too bad at night

    http://www.kent.gov.uk/images/ashford shared space at night_v_Variation_1.jpg

    and isn't in the centre of town so not many people are around there late at night..

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 22:33

    They talked about having it here but never did it. What they did instead was do it on the coast road, a narrow winding road which is quite busy in summer. It also gets unbelievably foggy. Bad idea. You need the lines when it is foggy..

    som pics of a section of our shared space

    http://s0.geog.../1285675_684288d2.jpg

    http://www.top...d-working-588x588.jpg

    That seems fine..

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:33

    even people aren't trapped on the path and can walk off at any time. a driver's mind somehow tells them people our out of harms way/

    I'd be concerned about visibility in the evening/night though. People here walk in the road a lot as there isn't a lot of pavement action out of the town centre. If they're not wearing the right clothing, they're almost impossible to see. There are a lot of deaths.

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:34

    oops my link was broken..

    http://tinyurl.com/2u9ugkt

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 22:34

    ask yourself, what is the value of a path, with no barrier? it's just a kerb.

    cars mount kerbs all the time, why pretend that a path is a line that is in any way safer? it's bunkem

    It is still safer to have people and cars separated than have them share a space

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 22:35

    You need anything you can get. I like it in towns apart from people drifting to the middle of the road. On an open road it could be construed as murder.

    i don't get that? why?

    Big tourist area. Road is busier than you might think, high up on the coast, a lot of the people using it aren't familiar with it and some are so familiar they drive it far too quickly. Fog rolls in, car wanders all over the road and hits oncoming traffic.

    There are a lot of biker accidents up there.

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:37

    It is still safer to have people and cars separated than have them share a space

    as far as i know. the stats don't back that up.

    i agree common sense says that should be the case, but it just isn't. for whatever reason, and there's money being pored into this left and right, it appears that the more dangerous you make a place look, the safer it turns out to be.

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 22:37

    It is still safer to have people and cars separated than have them share a space

    I think it is okay in town in a slow speed area, particularly if it isn't a main road

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:38

    i agree common sense says that should be the case, but it just isn't. for whatever reason, and there's money being pored into this left and right, it appears that the more dangerous you make a place look, the safer it turns out to be.

    I think the more time you spend with the public, the less you trust them to use their own judgement about ANYTHING....

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 22:41

    i agree common sense says that should be the case, but it just isn't. for whatever reason, and there's money being pored into this left and right, it appears that the more dangerous you make a place look, the safer it turns out to be.

    That was the thinking on this coast road. It used to be covered in road markings and speed limit signs. The thinking was that if you remove them there are fewer distractions and people will watch the road. Perfectly fine when it is clear...

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:43

    That was the thinking on this coast road. It used to be covered in road markings and speed limit signs. The thinking was that if you remove them there are fewer distractions and people will watch the road. Perfectly fine when it is clear...

    i could see that being an issue. it's interesting that sleeping policemen are being dug up, because they're not environmentally friendly. how long before the same happens to traffic lights?

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 22:44

    yikes, etc...

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 22:44

    it appears that the more dangerous you make a place look, the safer it turns out to be.

    To an extent that is always the case. American footballers do insane things with their bodies becuse they have loads of padding. Racing drivers do things that previous generations would never have considered because they are safer.

    The bottom line though is if road traffic is to move at reasonable speed(20-30mph) through any area then you cannot have it mixing with pedestrians.

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 22:44

    i could see that being an issue. it's interesting that sleeping policemen are being dug up, because they're not environmentally friendly. how long before the same happens to traffic lights?

    why are they no environmentally friendly?

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:44

    why are they no environmentally friendly?

    Constant acceleration and braking for no real reason?

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 22:45

    Constant acceleration and braking for no real reason?

    ah yes, that.

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:45

    why are they no environmentally friendly?

    you slow down, drop a gear and then accelerate. burns unnecessary fuel.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 22:46

    Jon,

    Me an you are tied exactly in the Panda Racing Series - I'm sorry, but I may have to beat you comprehensively by the end of the season.

    Sorry.

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 22:46

    i could see that being an issue. it's interesting that sleeping policemen are being dug up, because they're not environmentally friendly. how long before the same happens to traffic lights?

    I say replace traffic lights with F1 lights and a James Allen voiceover shouting out as it is building up. Not only would it be awesome but It would also drive down the amount of cars on the road because everyone would get fed up of hearing it

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 22:47

    I say replace traffic lights with F1 lights and a James Allen voiceover shouting out as it is building up. Not only would it be awesome but It would also drive down the amount of cars on the road because everyone would get fed up of hearing it

    :) :)

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 22:47

    Jon,

    Me an you are tied exactly in the Panda Racing Series - I'm sorry, but I may have to beat you comprehensively by the end of the season.

    Sorry.

    oh that, i havent been trying :P

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 22:48

    i could see that being an issue. it's interesting that sleeping policemen are being dug up, because they're not environmentally friendly. how long before the same happens to traffic lights?

    I read section of Tony Benn's diary once. #nopolitics. In the 60s he was MP for somewhere in Bristol and the council and other MPs got together and try an experiment to see what would hppen if they turned off all the traffic lights. They turned all of them off and nothing significant changed. Some areas got a little faster nd some a little slower but overall no change. There were no more accidents or injuries. Having learned that t the end of the trial they switched them all back on and carried on like nothing had happened.

    Of course there are a lot more cars on the roads now

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 22:48

    oh that, i havent been trying :P

    you're sounding more like Coulthard with every passing day

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 22:48

    I say replace traffic lights with F1 lights and a James Allen voiceover shouting out as it is building up. Not only would it be awesome but It would also drive down the amount of cars on the road because everyone would get fed up of hearing it

    nah they'd hate it, then replace it with a legard voice, then they'd get really bored of that and complain for James back

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:50

    They turned all of them off and nothing significant changed. Some areas got a little faster nd some a little slower but overall no change. There were no more accidents or injuries. Having learned that t the end of the trial they switched them all back on and carried on like nothing had happened.

    When we had bad flooding here, all the lights were broken for ages and people said they quite liked it. In a lot of areas they've remained off. Most of the roundabouts now only function with lights for an hour in the morning and evening.

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 22:50

    you're sounding more like Coulthard with every passing day

    shhh. i checked it for the first time today actually and couldnt quite get my head round the team decision id made a few months ago as its ruuuuuuubbish

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:51

    Of course there are a lot more cars on the roads now

    i wonder how much difference that makes.

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 22:52

    shhh. i checked it for the first time today actually and couldnt quite get my head round the team decision id made a few months ago as its ruuuuuuubbish

    my secondary choices of sutil and hulkenberg aren't paying off... yet

  • lou16/05/2010 at 22:52

    i'm going to leave you all discussing roads and things... night all! xxx

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:52

    i wonder how much difference that makes.

    I did find our congestion was worse 4-5pm than it usually would be without any input from lights. Other than that, things probably moved a bit smoother overall. I think we'd function fine without them.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 22:52

    i wonder how much difference that makes.

    I think quite a lot. Drivers now are also a lot more selfish and a lot less patient

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 22:52

    my secondary choices of sutil and hulkenberg aren't paying off... yet

    i have them too hehe

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 22:52

    i'm going to leave you all discussing roads and things... night all! xxx

    Night Lou

  • Pat W16/05/2010 at 22:53

    i'm going to leave you all discussing roads and things... night all! xxx

    Where we're goin' we don't need roads

    night

  • Alison16/05/2010 at 22:54

    Night Lou.

    I'm going to watch Outnumbered and hope it calms me down.

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:54

    Where we're goin' we don't need roads

    night

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman16/05/2010 at 22:54

    anyway, this is only a brief stop-off - i am far far far too drunk to hold any sort of reasonable conversation

  • me16/05/2010 at 22:55

    I think quite a lot. Drivers now are also a lot more selfish and a lot less patient

    true enough. in part i suspect to advances in soundproofing. what we really should do is mandate open cockpits...

  • Jon Waldock16/05/2010 at 22:56

    anyway, this is only a brief stop-off - i am far far far too drunk to hold any sort of reasonable conversation

    01212887225

    GO

  • Lukeh16/05/2010 at 22:56

    anyway, this is only a brief stop-off - i am far far far too drunk to hold any sort of reasonable conversation

    If EJ ever posted a comment, I believe it would look something like this

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 22:58

    true enough. in part i suspect to advances in soundproofing. what we really should do is mandate open cockpits...

    Modern cars remove you from the environment

  • me16/05/2010 at 23:00

    Modern cars remove you from the environment

    true enough, but conversely i concentrate more when completely excluding noise with ear plugs phones.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 23:02

    true enough, but conversely i concentrate more when completely excluding noise with ear plugs phones.

    People who concentrate are in the minority just as people who feel they need to hve more than two fingers on the wheel to have control are.

  • Steven Roy16/05/2010 at 23:08

    #sidepodspace

    Monaco has made me lose track of the shuttle mission. The first space walk is tomorrow at 13:15 UK time lthough these thngs can start anything up to an hour and a half early if the prepartions go better than scheduled.