Morning everyone! I see you’re all up nice and early for the Grand Prix today, having a nice breakfast?

What are you predictions for todays race? Looking forward to seeing Jenson get his 10th career win? Or perhaps it’s the evening for you, and you’re settling down with a nice drink

to watch the Formula 1 or contemplate just how amazing Jenson was today? Okay, maybe I’m being a bit over enthusiastic, maybe I should just get on with the daily.

Is everyone up to speed with the happenings of yesterday? FP3and Qualifying? If you’re looking for a recap of what happened I have just the place for you to check. or if you’d rather, why not listen to the fabulous F1 minute? Don’t forget F1 Big Picture either!

Oh and if you’re wondering what happened to Mark then wonder no more, Maverick has written a great post on where Red Bull went wrong yesterday.

You may have also noticed the shocking overalls the Mclaren boys were unfortunate to be wearing… I mean how could you not! Well you’ll be pleased to know it’s back to normal for mclaren today. The overalls are all to do with the hugo boss competition, have you entered your design yet?

Leigh has also been very busy this weekend, he’s currently in Monza covering the F3. Check out his post for a round up of yesterdays action.

On with the arty section of our Sunday then;

• Ever wondered what an honest logo would look like?

• I never knew photography of surfers could be so artistic!

• Had a dream about levitating recently? Well here are some rather beautiful images of such dreams.

• Never ever anger a polar bear… ever.

• Here are some very touching injured toy soldiers

• Google earth really is an art form of it’s own.

That’s about it for today, I’ll see you all in the comments, have a lovely day and enjoy the race!

316 responses

  • lou17/04/2011 at 00:46

    hiii new daily.

    sorry it's late. time to sleep. night all! xx

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 00:47

    Night Lou

  • Amy17/04/2011 at 02:35

    My desire to not leave the house is working against me - i have no milk so cant have a cup of tea unless i go get some :(

  • Kathi17/04/2011 at 04:00

    My desire to not leave the house is working against me - i have no milk so cant have a cup of tea unless i go get some :(

    can you get one of your flatmates to bring you some? after all that's what flatmates are for.

  • Amy17/04/2011 at 04:02

    can you get one of your flatmates to bring you some? after all that's what flatmates are for.

    probably but im trying not to see or hear them all weekend too :)

    I drank lots of water and desire for tea went away :)

  • Pamela17/04/2011 at 05:30

    Afternoon :)

    I love the last pic. hehe :D

    http://sweetf1.blogspot.com/2011/04/postcards-2011-chinese-gp.html

  • Martí Muñoz17/04/2011 at 05:35

    Hello everyone.

    F1 preview on the TV screen, my sofa and my little netbook in my hands. What else could I want :) ?

    My alarm clock woke me up one hour before I thought it would do, so I could say that coffee has become my best friend today...

    I am expecting a tough race, not as hard or confusing as the Malaysian one, but I am predicting lots of overtakes at the back-straight. If the DRS doesn't work there, it won't work propertly anywhere.

    Anyway, I wish those overtaking systems weren't inside the F1 cars...

    Enjoy the race ;)

  • Christine17/04/2011 at 05:37

    Race thread ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/live-china-2011-the-race

  • Pamela17/04/2011 at 05:38

    F1 preview on the TV screen, my sofa and my little netbook in my hands. What else could I want :) ?

    Hi Marti, sounds like you are set up well. You've reminded me to get a coffee :)

  • Sidepodcast Update17/04/2011 at 05:45
  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 08:00

    London Marathon day. Women's race has just started, I shall be ignoring it until after the F1. :) Men's race in 45min.

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 08:51

    Men's marathon started, will come back to that later

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 09:17

    We join the Marathon coverage to see a giant snail cross the start line..

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 09:24

    I'm still trying to work out who everyone is.

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 09:25

    morning everyone

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 09:25

    Hi Leigh

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 09:26

    Mary Keitany has broken away from the leading group. #marathon

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 09:26

    Excellent race from what I saw earlier

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 09:27

    How is Monza today?

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 09:27

    How is Monza today?

    Nice and sunny without being too hot. It's been busy already.

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 09:28

    I really enjoyed it.

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 09:28

    Ping -->

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/2011-british-f3-round-of-monza-rd-1-race-2-april-17th/

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 09:29

    Yeah, this morning's been good so far, especially since last night's scare

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 09:29

    Will you be watching the Blancpain race?

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 09:30

    Will you be watching the Blancpain race?

    Only a small bit, but I have to be gone shortly afterward to make my way to the airport

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 09:31

    Men's race isn't as far in as I'd thought, only 46 mins

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 09:37

    Ah right. Apparently it'll be livestreamed but since I don't know anyone in it I might pass.

    Is Pipo Derani related to Danilo, and whatever happened to him?

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 09:40

    Kiplagat and Bekele, I recognise those names. Lel in the men's. I am backing them because I've heard of them.

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 09:42

    Is Pipo Derani related to Danilo, and whatever happened to him?

    No idea to be honest. As far as I know he didn't progress passed F3 if I remember

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 09:48

    Men have reached halfway at London Bridge in 1h02m44s

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 09:48

    Wheelchairs approaching the finish

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 09:52

    Mary Keitany leading the women's race, commentary says it is unusual for a woman to get under 2hr20 and she's heading for that

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 09:55

    http://wtf1.co.uk/post/4684892187/lol-pic-chinese-grand-prix

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 09:59

    Good effort by Lotus today actually

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 10:00

    Yeah only one lap down

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 10:01

    Yeah only one lap down

    And were running a decent pace too

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 10:02

    Women's race has barely 20 minutes to go

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 10:06

    A group of four race to the line in the women's wheelchair!

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 10:12

    Gascoyne going soft in his old age?

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 10:14

    Men's race has a big group up front. Women's race has about a mile left

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 10:19

    Good win for Keitany in 2hr19m17s in the women's race. 4th best on all-time list.

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 10:20

    Back to the daily. Love the art links as ever, those logos are absolutely brilliant :)

    Although I have no plans to anger any polar bears any time soon.

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 10:29

    RT @Pirelli_Media: Pirelli announces tyres choice for next three races. http://fb.me/wmDV5C1d

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 10:34

    @ManipeF1

    Holy f**k, Karthikeyan did the whole race on a one-stop strategy!! And he was only overtaking by Liuzzi (3 stop) on the final lap! #F1

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 10:35

    Mutai's broken away from the lead group

  • Alison17/04/2011 at 10:38

    What on earth is this http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/14/china-time-travel-dramas

  • F1Wolf17/04/2011 at 10:42

    What on earth is this www.guardian.co.u…ime-travel-dramas

    that is Mainland Chinese logic, I am fighting it on daily basis ...

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 10:45

    Holy f**k, Karthikeyan did the whole race on a one-stop strategy!! And he was only overtaking by Liuzzi (3 stop) on the final lap! #F1

    Admittedly one of Liuzzi's stops was for a drive-through...

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 10:50

    Mutai wins with a course record of about 2h4m40s. Lel second.

  • Amy17/04/2011 at 11:19

    Heikki must be playing golf with Lewis tomorrow :)

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 11:21

    Heikki must be playing golf with Lewis tomorrow :)

    I had no idea Lewis could play golf, Fuller probably told him to do it :P

  • Amy17/04/2011 at 11:22

    I had no idea Lewis could play golf, Fuller probably told him to do it :P

    they've been playing together for aaaages, there was a twitpic once :)

  • Amy17/04/2011 at 11:25

    they've been playing together for aaaages, there was a twitpic once :)

    found it! http://yfrog.com/mq8j0pj

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 11:25

    found it! http://yfrog.com/mq8j0pj

    Ah nice!

  • Amy17/04/2011 at 11:26

    Ah nice!

    smallest twitpic ever.

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 11:26

    Sounds like Alonso won't be getting a penalty because the stewards consider his DRS problem to be a one-off electronic glitch.

  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 11:27

    Sounds like Alonso won't be getting a penalty because the stewards consider his DRS problem to be a one-off electronic glitch.

    That just so happened to a Red car following another? #tinfoilhat

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 11:27

    Sounds like Alonso won't be getting a penalty because the stewards consider his DRS problem to be a one-off electronic glitch.

    Thats silly... i wonder if its connected to the mclaren ecu

  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 11:28

    Thats silly... i wonder if its connected to the mclaren ecu

    McLaren remotely activated it to get Ferrari in trouble #extratinfoil ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 11:29

    Ping -->

    2011 British F3 Round of Monza (Rd 1, Race 3, April 17th) http://wp.me/pSi0N-126

  • lou17/04/2011 at 11:30

    i (heart) my aunts. 1.6 GB downloads in 10mins.. rather than hours, watching iplayer on a massive tv, and a nice dog curled up on my lap. good times :)

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 11:31

    2011 British F3 Round of Monza (Rd 1, Race 3, April 17th) http://wp.me/pSi0N-126

    Awesome!

    Now you are a proper journo are you getting a domain name for your blog?

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 11:32

    I have just got out of my dressing gown, found some proper clothes, and brushed my teeth. #lazyday

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 11:35

    i (heart) my aunts. 1.6 GB downloads in 10mins.. rather than hours, watching iplayer on a massive tv, and a nice dog curled up on my lap. good times :)

    Awww!

  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 11:35

    Now you are a proper journo are you getting a domain name for your blog?

    because Joe has one too? ;)

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 11:35

    i (heart) my aunts. 1.6 GB downloads in 10mins.. rather than hours, watching iplayer on a massive tv, and a nice dog curled up on my lap. good times :)

    That's quick

  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 11:38

    Voicemail sent!

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 11:39

    because Joe has one too? ;)

    I have no idea why he doesnt!

    It annoys me a little grrrr... I should have asked him when i met him.

    Dont think its quite an aside question though!

  • Maverick17/04/2011 at 11:42

    Sounds like Alonso won't be getting a penalty because the stewards consider his DRS problem to be a one-off electronic glitch.

    fair enough, he never tried to gain an advantage from it, it only happened once, and not for long

    it could have just as easily have sent him off into the barriers mid-corner

  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 11:44

    Right, off to watch some football and then play Need for Speed...

  • Sidepodcast Update17/04/2011 at 11:45
  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 11:45

    Now you are a proper journo are you getting a domain name for your blog?

    May the 1st I believe is my set date

    :)

    because Joe has one too? ;)

    Sadly I think the difference is that Joe does F1 and receives some money for his work, where I do F3 and receive anxiety attacks

    :)

  • Alison17/04/2011 at 11:45

    fair enough, he never tried to gain an advantage from it, it only happened once, and not for long

    If Lewis hadn't won today, I think his head might have exploded.

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 11:46

    I have not seen any F1 or IndyCar at all this weekend - this may be a busy week ahead, although the fact that I'm holidays from Wednesday evening helps a lot

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 11:46

    Sadly I think the difference is that Joe does F1 and receives some money for his work, where I do F3 and receive anxiety attacks

    hehe, i think you can plug a domin name into wordpress now so you dont need to pay for hosting :)

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 11:46

    Sadly I think the difference is that Joe does F1 and receives some money for his work, where I do F3 and receive anxiety attacks

    Awwww.

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 11:47

    hehe, i think you can plug a domin name into wordpress now so you dont need to pay for hosting :)

    :D

    Awwww.

    I swear I do not ever want to have to experience last night ever again

  • Amy17/04/2011 at 11:48

    hehe, i think you can plug a domin name into wordpress now so you dont need to pay for hosting :)

    thats how i got mine :D that i never use :(

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 11:48

    thats how i got mine :D that i never use :(

    I need to do it too. But thenk i want to pay for hosting so i can practice my HTML, by the time im done i decide its all to expensive and give up

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 11:49

    Pat,

    To answer your earlier question, Danilo Dirani is not related to Pipo Derani as far as I can tell - different surnames

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 11:50

    To answer your earlier question, Danilo Dirani is not related to Pipo Derani as far as I can tell - different surnames

    Ah right, thansk

  • Maverick17/04/2011 at 11:52

    If Lewis hadn't won today, I think his head might have exploded.

    ha ha... true

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 11:52

    BTW who was that blogger who does comedy blogs about races he hasnt seen? im keen to read his report on this race :)

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 11:52

    There's a man running the marathon while solving Rubik's cubes

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 11:53

    BTW who was that blogger who does comedy blogs about races he hasnt seen? im keen to read his report on this race :)

    http://tripleleagueracing.wordpress.com/

  • Amy17/04/2011 at 11:54

    There's a man running the marathon while solving Rubik's cubes

    i've laid out all my running stuff so I have no excuse not to go out tomorrow after work. hooray!

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 11:56

    There's a man running the marathon while solving Rubik's cubes

    As you do of course

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 11:57

    BTW who was that blogger who does comedy blogs about races he hasnt seen? im keen to read his report on this race :)

    You may disappointed to hear that he says "he doesn't get F1" - fair enough, I always judge a book by reading half of chapter 13

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 11:57

    You may disappointed to hear that he says "he doesn't get F1" - fair enough, I always judge a book by reading half of chapter 13

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 11:58

    You may disappointed to hear that he says "he doesn't get F1" - fair enough, I always judge a book by reading half of chapter 13

    In fact, sometimes I think he just doesn't like motor racing at all

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 11:58

    In fact, sometimes I think he just doesn't like motor racing at all

    Or he likes it for the soapbox

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 12:00

    Or he likes it for the soapbox

    possibly

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 12:01

    http://tripleleagueracing.wordpress.com/

    haha, brilliant!

    hope he still keeps blogging about it

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 12:02

    This Blancpain / F3 weekend is really quit good, but there is no one here at all

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 12:03

    This Blancpain / F3 weekend is really quit good, but there is no one here at all

    So I can see.. I've got the feed up for the GT race which just started

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 12:03

    Why was the button messed up pitstop filmed inside the 5livef1 com box?

  • RubberGoat17/04/2011 at 12:03

    I swear I do not ever want to have to experience last night ever again

    What happened?

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 12:04

    Why was the button messed up pitstop filmed inside the 5livef1 com box?

    No idea. I don't think Radio 5 knows either!

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 12:04

    So I can see.. I've got the feed up for the GT race which just started

    Only 367 people watching the live feed.

  • RubberGoat17/04/2011 at 12:05

    So I can see.. I've got the feed up for the GT race which just started

    Only 367 people watching the live feed.

    GT1 or something else?

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 12:05

    No idea. I don't think Radio 5 knows either!

    It wasnt even like it was a good angle, half f it was missed panning the camera over croftys head

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 12:06

    GT1 or something else?

    Blancpain Endurance Series, for GT3 and GT4 cars. It is a brand new series in fairness.

    http://www.gt1world.com/gt1tv

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 12:06

    So I can see.. I've got the feed up for the GT race which just started

    There's maybe a few dozen people in the main stand, about 120-odd in turn one and not much evidence of anyone else over the rest of the track

    Why was the button messed up pitstop filmed inside the 5livef1 com box?

    Apparently, the 5Live boys have the best grapes

    What happened?

    Lost my wallet, my cash and other papers in a taxi, leaving me stranded in a strange city with only €3

    The taxi driver dropped it back to the hostel a couple of hours later.

    :)

  • RubberGoat17/04/2011 at 12:06

    Blancpain Endurance Series, for GT3 and GT4 cars. It is a brand new series in fairness.

    GT4? What kinds of cars are tose?

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 12:07

    GT4? What kinds of cars are tose?

    Lotus, Nissan

  • RubberGoat17/04/2011 at 12:07

    Lost my wallet, my cash and other papers in a taxi, leaving me stranded in a strange city with only €3

    The taxi driver dropped it back to the hostel a couple of hours later.

    Awesome. You should reward him!

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 12:07

    GT4? What kinds of cars are tose?

    From the sounds of it, dustbins

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 12:07

    GT4? What kinds of cars are tose?

    Really basic ones.

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 12:07

    From the sounds of it, dustbins

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 12:08

    Awesome. You should reward him!

    I've no idea who he is at all, but I gave him a large tip as thanks

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 12:08

    GT4? What kinds of cars are tose?

    Really basic ones.

    Yeah, not far off stock I assume

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 12:11

    Im watching rally jordan, thinking "I should have a go at this"

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 12:11

    Brundle tweets:

    Just having beer with DC we're still buzzing about race. Thanks for kind words about comm. DC says fans are winners today +Heidfield awesome

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 12:14

    Ace

    @5LiveF1: Paddock looks a bit different now! http://yfrog.com/h4edwpmj

  • RubberGoat17/04/2011 at 12:15

    I've no idea who he is at all, but I gave him a large tip as thanks

    good man

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 12:16

    Just having beer with DC we're still buzzing about race. Thanks for kind words about comm. DC says fans are winners today +Heidfield awesome

    Heidfield?

  • RubberGoat17/04/2011 at 12:17

    You may disappointed to hear that he says "he doesn't get F1" - fair enough, I always judge a book by reading half of chapter 13

    You guys must read this post: http://tripleleagueracing.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/im-just-not-that-into-f1/

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 12:18

    Heidfield?

    That's what I thought too...

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 12:18

    You guys must read this post: tripleleagueracin…not-that-into-f1/

    I did. It didn't help.

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 12:25

    I did. It didn't help.

    Yes, he does seem to pine for a form of motorsports that doesn't exist.

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 12:26

    Yes, he does seem to pine for a form of motorsports that doesn't exist.

    moto gp with cars but on ovals and mainly americans bust still popular globally.

    umm...ya

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 12:28

    moto gp with cars but on ovals and mainly americans bust still popular globally.

    umm...ya

    don't knock it until you try it

    ;)

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 12:28

    don't knock it until you try it

    To try it someone has to invent it!

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 12:29

    To try it someone has to invent it!

    Just waiting for a brainstorm

    ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 12:30

    Right folks, I have to pack up and make my way to Milan and the airport. I will not be back until some time tomorrow as I have only slept two hours since Friday evening.

    Have fun

    :)

  • RubberGoat17/04/2011 at 12:30

    Have fun

    You too - have a safe trip home!

  • Leigh O'Gorman17/04/2011 at 12:30

    You too - have a safe trip home!

    Cheers

    :)

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 12:30

    Right folks, I have to pack up and make my way to Milan and the airport. I will not be back until some time tomorrow as I have only slept two hours since Friday evening.

    Have fun

    :)

    Have a good journey

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 12:31

    Right folks, I have to pack up and make my way to Milan and the airport. I will not be back until some time tomorrow as I have only slept two hours since Friday evening.

    Have a nice flight

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 13:37

    Benson is on the case:

    Story coming soon on on bbc.co.uk/f1 with explanation for Fernando Alonso's moveable rear wing (DRS) activating in a forbidden place

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 13:46

    Story coming soon on on bbc.co.uk/f1 with explanation for Fernando Alonso's moveable rear wing (DRS) activating in a forbidden place

    Most impressive Mr Benson. Proper investigative journalism. He has spotted the clues after it was only shown twice on the BBC's own program

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 13:47

    Most impressive Mr Benson. Proper investigative journalism. He has spotted the clues after it was only shown twice on the BBC's own program

    But the story isn't about "the clues" (according to the message Nick posted). It's about what caused the clues to appear.

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 13:48

    Most impressive Mr Benson. Proper investigative journalism. He has spotted the clues after it was only shown twice on the BBC's own program

    Nobody has explained it yet though beyond it being rouge enough to not warrant a penalty

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 13:49

    Nobody has explained it yet though beyond it being rouge enough to not warrant a penalty

    Which makes me suspect it was the FIA side of things that went wrong, otherwise Ferrari would have got a penalty (perhaps a fine). There's supposed to be a mechanism that makes triggering the wing outside the zone impossible - perhaps the system got confused?

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 13:49

    But the story isn't about "the clues" (according to the message Nick posted). It's about what caused the clues to appear.

    I see

  • jpancoast17/04/2011 at 13:53

    So I got up this morning thinking I wouldn't have time to watch the Chinese GP today (DVR'd), so I read all about it on twitter and in google reader. And now I think I have to MAKE time to watch it!

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 13:54

    So I got up this morning thinking I wouldn't have time to watch the Chinese GP today (DVR'd), so I read all about it on twitter and in google reader. And now I think I have to MAKE time to watch it!

    It's worth it :)

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 13:58

    Has there been any FIA communication on the various investigations today? I have seen the official results so I guess there were no penalties but have there been any warnings etc?

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 14:00

    Has there been any FIA communication on the various investigations today? I have seen the official results so I guess there were no penalties but have there been any warnings etc?

    The di Resta/Heidfeld collision was deemed a racing incident.

    No official communication on Alonso or Sutil/Pérez.

  • jackie17/04/2011 at 14:00

    Has there been any FIA communication on the various investigations today? I have seen the official results so I guess there were no penalties but have there been any warnings etc?

    Di Resta and Heidfeld was a racing incident

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 14:00

    The di Resta/Heidfeld collision was deemed a racing incident.

    Common sense. Interesting new approach

    No official communication on Alonso or Sutil/Pérez.

    Thanks

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 14:01

    Common sense. Interesting new approach

    It will be intriguing to see how it develops.

  • RG17/04/2011 at 14:02

    No official communication on Sutil/Pérez.

    I'm actually confused as to how.

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 14:05

    I'm actually confused as to how.

    They collided on lap 47, an investigation was announced, nothing happened, nothing was said.

  • RG17/04/2011 at 14:12

    They collided on lap 47, an investigation was announced, nothing happened, nothing was said.

    Thought that was a blatent pen for Sergio, maybe they felt it wouldn't affect the results too much if he had been penalised...

  • Alison17/04/2011 at 14:15

    Thought that was a blatent pen for Sergio, maybe they felt it wouldn't affect the results too much if he had been penalised...

    I almost feel like they should be specifically banned from considering those consequences. It just lets them manipulate race results very cynically.

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 14:15

    Thought that was a blatent pen for Sergio, maybe they felt it wouldn't affect the results too much if he had been penalised...

    Seems strange that they haven't at least said they're treating it as a racing incident though.

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 14:15

    I almost feel like they should be specifically banned from considering those consequences. It just lets them manipulate race results very cynically.

    I'd agree.

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 14:38

    Just watching ted news and I absolutely love how the chinese fans can just happily waltz into the pitlane after the race in shanghai!

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 14:38

    Just watching ted news and I absolutely love how the chinese fans can just happily waltz into the pitlane after the race in shanghai!

    if it hasnt been linked to yet:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/13108933.stm

  • lou17/04/2011 at 14:58

    Just watching ted news and I absolutely love how the chinese fans can just happily waltz into the pitlane after the race in shanghai!

    Jake doing DC's hair? what?..

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 14:59

    Jake doing DC's hair? what?..

    Haha I know! Very bizare little moment to catch them on the pitwall...

    Love Ted's little pedometer too. 26 miles in 4 days!

  • lou17/04/2011 at 15:02

    Love Ted's little pedometer too. 26 miles in 4 days!

    hehehe love it

    'no reason you should care particularly, just thought it might be interesting' <3

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 15:11

    Race review PING!!

    http://gridwalktalk.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/chinese-grand-prix-2011-awesome-oclock/

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 15:21

    An MR2 has landed in the Brands Hatch paddock after a particularly bad crash. Ben Costanduros sums up well.

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 15:22

    An MR2 has landed in the Brands Hatch paddock after a particularly bad crash. Ben Costanduros sums up well.

    :O

    That sounds really nasty...

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 15:24

    An MR2 has landed in the Brands Hatch paddock after a particularly bad crash. Ben Costanduros sums up well.

    That is terrible. I guess Jonathan Palmer will be looking at safety upgrades tomorrow morning.

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 15:24

    Wasn't there an incident last year of a car flipping over the barriers?

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 15:25

    Wasn't there an incident last year of a car flipping over the barriers?

    I think it was at Brand anyways, not sure if I'm confusing myself.

  • lou17/04/2011 at 15:27

    Wasn't there an incident last year of a car flipping over the barriers?

    yeah i think so.. cause i was gonna go.. and i didn't for some reason..

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 15:28

    morning all

  • lou17/04/2011 at 15:29

    morning all

    good morning mr c

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 15:29

    morning all

    Good afternoon!

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 15:29

    morning all

    Hiya sir. The result is the same and everything!

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 15:29

    The di Resta/Heidfeld collision was deemed a racing incident.

    Common sense. Interesting new approach

    hehe

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 15:29

    Hiya sir. The result is the same and everything!

    *stunned*

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 15:29

    morning all

    Good morning

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 15:30

    *stunned*

    I just got an ice cream out of the fridge and it wasn't frozen properly, a bit sludgy. I'm thinking you could rant about this seeing as the stewards took away your favourite ranting subject ;)

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 15:32

    I just got an ice cream out of the fridge and it wasn't frozen properly, a bit sludgy. I'm thinking you could rant about this seeing as the stewards took away your favourite ranting subject ;)

    gonna be a short show. although i think christine's mad that red bull accused mclaren of cheating.

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 15:34

    gonna be a short show. although i think christine's mad that red bull accused mclaren of cheating.

    That was a bit naughty. honest I suppose, but the paranoia is off the scale!

    What that guy needs is a lucozade red bull.

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 15:34

    gonna be a short show. although i think christine's mad that red bull accused mclaren of cheating.

    She hasn't had a rant in ages. Of course it was only one mechanic and not an official notice from the team but far be it from me to get in the way of a rant

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 15:35

    An MR2 has landed in the Brands Hatch paddock after a particularly bad crash. Ben Costanduros sums up well.

    That is terrible. I guess Jonathan Palmer will be looking at safety upgrades tomorrow morning.

    There seems to be a nasty accident there every year.

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 15:36

    She hasn't had a rant in ages. Of course it was only one mechanic and not an official notice from the team but far be it from me to get in the way of a rant

    that's better isn't it? if the question went to horner:

    "well... the fia... they're doing their thing... of course... we always thought... everyone in the team works... well together. you're not gonna get a sound byte out of me... good luck with that"

  • lou17/04/2011 at 15:36

    gonna be a short show. although i think christine's mad that red bull accused mclaren of cheating.

    yaaayy saves me ranting about it then :)

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 15:37

    gonna be a short show. although i think christine's mad that red bull accused mclaren of cheating.

    That was a bit ridiculous.

    How arrogant have they become? They loose 1 race and it can only be because McLaren were cheating?

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 15:37

    you're not gonna get a sound byte out of me... good luck with that"

    I thought getting a soundbite out of Christian Horner was routine and that he simply never gave one on purpose?

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 15:37

    "well... the fia... they're doing their thing... of course... we always thought... everyone in the team works... well together. you're not gonna get a sound byte out of me... good luck with that"

    ....but anyways, Sebatian's race...

    ;)

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 15:38

    I thought getting a soundbite out of Christian Horner was routine and that he simply never gave one on purpose?

    you're thinking of whitmarsh.

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 15:40

    you're thinking of whitmarsh.

    I'm definitely thinking of Christian, though you are correct in that Martin is exactly the same in that respect. Usually Stefano too.

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 15:41

    I'm definitely thinking of Christian, though you are correct in that Martin is exactly the same in that respect. Usually Stefano too.

    With Christian and Martin though you don't want to ruffle their hair and pinch their cheeks though :)

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 15:44

    ooh, daily post. i forgot. #sorrylou

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 15:45

    ooh, daily post. i forgot. #sorrylou

    oh my, i love honest logo's!

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 15:46

    oh my, i love honest logo's!

    They are absolutely brilliant :)

    The MTV one, hehehehe.

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 15:46

    Although I definitely have no plans to go angering any polar bears, no sirree.

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 15:48

    re: funny food faces. here's some edible typography: http://designyoutrust.com/2011/04/17/bite-me-typography/

    great daily lou.

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 15:50

    that's better isn't it? if the question went to horner:

    It's great that the guy either said what he thought or was on the wind up

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 15:50

    Penalty!

    Toro Rosso fined €10000 for releasing Alguersuari with a loose wheel.

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 15:50

    yaaayy saves me ranting about it then :)

    No. More ranting equals conspiracy theory.

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 15:51

    Toro Rosso fined €10000 for releasing Alguersuari with a loose wheel.

    I forgot all about that.

  • James17/04/2011 at 16:05

    I'm definitely thinking of Christian, though you are correct in that Martin is exactly the same in that respect. Usually Stefano too.

    has Stefano even spoken to the BBC this year? I haven't watched a lot of the pre race build so have no idea :)

  • Alison17/04/2011 at 16:06

    It's great that the guy either said what he thought or was on the wind up

    He was Webber's mechanic.... Paranoia central :P

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 16:07

    has Stefano even spoken to the BBC this year? I haven't watched a lot of the pre race build so have no idea :)

    I believe he did post-qualifying or post-race in Australia, but it was brief and definitely nothing like the number of interviews he got last year.

  • James17/04/2011 at 16:09

    I believe he did post-qualifying or post-race in Australia, but it was brief and definitely nothing like the number of interviews he got last year.

    Interesting, I want to believe he's fallen out with the BBC, but then I see a conspiracy in everything.

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 16:10

    Interesting, I want to believe he's fallen out with the BBC, but then I see a conspiracy in everything.

    Ferrari? Conspiracy? They will be paranoid you suggested that

  • James17/04/2011 at 16:11

    Ferrari? Conspiracy? They will be paranoid you suggested that

    :)

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 16:13

    has Stefano even spoken to the BBC this year? I haven't watched a lot of the pre race build so have no idea :)

    The UK isnt exactly a core market for ferrari.

    Santander wont care because they sponsor McLaren

    the only potential complaint could come from shell, but they prefer james allen anyway :P

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 16:14

    I don't know why the BBC just don't bypass Stefanano and go straight to Rob

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 16:15

    I don't know why the BBC just don't bypass Stefanano and go straight to Rob

    After Germany last year, I'd have thought Ferrari would have been very careful to keep him away from direct media outlets of any kind.

  • James17/04/2011 at 16:18

    The UK isnt exactly a core market for ferrari.

    he did speak to them quite a bit last year. I expected at least something brief during Australia as it was the first race but nothing.

    Maybe he's just fed up with Eddie's questions ;)

  • Christine17/04/2011 at 16:18

    Standings ping:

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/china-2011-driver-standings

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/china-2011-team-standings

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 16:20

    he did speak to them quite a bit last year. I expected at least something brief during Australia as it was the first race but nothing.

    They are underperfoming. inteviews with the boss would just highlight it more?

    Stefano was interviewing horner and whitmarsh for ted last year!

  • James17/04/2011 at 16:21

    They are underperfoming. inteviews with the boss would just highlight it more?

    it wasn't clear that they were before quali in Aus. ;)

    I suppose it comes down to the BBC focusing on Red Bull and McLaren more than anyone else this year.

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 16:23

    I suppose it comes down to the BBC focusing on Red Bull and McLaren more than anyone else this year.

    I think it is Ferrari's choice rather than the BBC's

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 16:32

    I hope Christine's voicemail editing skills are as good as they were last week.

  • RG17/04/2011 at 16:33

    I hope Christine's voicemail editing skills are as good as they were last week.

    Which reminds me to do mine. *prays*

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 16:34

    Which reminds me to do mine. *prays*

    *fingers crossed*

  • RG17/04/2011 at 16:37

    Which reminds me to do mine. *prays*

    It might work when I actually charge my PSP...

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 16:38

    Which reminds me to do mine. *prays*

    I had no tech issues this time

  • Christine17/04/2011 at 16:41

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/high-speed-train

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 16:54

    Looks like it's not just F1 where the results get changed after the race.

    4 F3 drivers penalised for corner cutting

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90857

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 16:58

    I know the FA Cup is supposed to throw up a few shocks but Stoke are not meant to win 5-0 in the semi-final. That is way more than a shock

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 16:59

    I know the FA Cup is supposed to throw up a few shocks but Stoke are not meant to win 5-0 in the semi-final. That is way more than a shock

    As RG just said on Twitter I can't believe they're in Europe too now next season

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 17:00

    As RG just said on Twitter I can't believe they're in Europe too now next season

    I hadn't even thought of that.

  • RG17/04/2011 at 17:03

    I know the FA Cup is supposed to throw up a few shocks but Stoke are not meant to win 5-0 in the semi-final. That is way more than a shock

    Not as mad as Arsenal v Liverpool, in which Arsenal score penalty in 97th minute and Liverpool equalise from a penalty in the 102nd.

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 17:04

    Not as mad as Arsenal v Liverpool, in which Arsenal score penalty in 97th minute and Liverpool equalise from a penalty in the 102nd.

    I just saw that

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 17:06

    Not as mad as Arsenal v Liverpool, in which Arsenal score penalty in 97th minute and Liverpool equalise from a penalty in the 102nd.

    Looks like Carragher got a sore one. Clash of heads with all sort of medics on the field checking his airways and the like. Hope he is OK

  • RG17/04/2011 at 17:07

    Looks like Carragher got a sore one. Clash of heads with all sort of medics on the field checking his airways and the like. Hope he is OK

    Apparently he was talking to medics in the changing rooms, so is fine. Didn't look nice though.

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 17:07

    Looks like Carragher got a sore one. Clash of heads with all sort of medics on the field checking his airways and the like. Hope he is OK

    Just before that Andy Carroll did something nasty to his knee. SO it looks like the 102 minutes could be legitimate

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 17:08

    Apparently he was talking to medics in the changing rooms, so is fine. Didn't look nice though.

    I assume he has been packed off to hospital for scans

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 17:08

    I'm not here, but I just left a voicemail which I hope is okay, complete with seagulls.

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 17:09

    I'm not here, but I just left a voicemail which I hope is okay, complete with seagulls.

    I will be here in about 90 mins when I'm back from Mum's. :)

    I'll write up a Long Beach post later if you like

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 17:13

    Most Bolton fans have had a really bad day but one had a worse day than most

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/15042011/58/fa-cup-bolton-fan-quits-job-watch-cup-semi.html

  • Sidepodcast Update17/04/2011 at 17:45
  • Christine17/04/2011 at 17:54

    Bit of a thing about Ferrari World: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/fast_track/9185704.stm

  • Christine17/04/2011 at 17:55

    I'll write up a Long Beach post later if you like

    Fabulous!

  • RG17/04/2011 at 18:03

    Voicemail hopefully is done.

  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 18:31

    Ah, I just watched the Forum again and I understand what DC was on about.

    He was asked not to take his earplugs out in the McLaren garage and he mentioned EJ - who if you remember Ron Dennis cut his communications cords at a grand prix once?

  • Jenson17/04/2011 at 18:44

    Its a fantastic performance by Hamilton in a awesome race. McLaren’s Pit Strategy and Hamilton’ talents was remarkable.

    There is Fantastic analysis: Hamilton Vs. Vettel Performance in Chinese GP – http://www.formula1onlive.com/2011/04/2011-chinese-grand-prix-race-hamilton.html

    Interesting…

  • lou17/04/2011 at 18:46

    Bit of a thing about Ferrari World: news.bbc.co.uk/1/…track/9185704.stm

    that rolloer coaster looks terrifying.

  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 18:47

    that rolloer coaster looks terrifying.

    I did a rollercoaster in the dark last year. crazy stuff!

  • Christine17/04/2011 at 18:50

    Voicemail hopefully is done.

    I don't want to get anyone's hopes up but I have a Skype email suggesting a voicemail was left by RG.

  • RG17/04/2011 at 18:56

    I don't want to get anyone's hopes up but I have a Skype email suggesting a voicemail was left by RG.

    *leans forward*

  • Janna17/04/2011 at 18:59

    I don't want to get anyone's hopes up but I have a Skype email suggesting a voicemail was left by RG.

    :)

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 19:10

    a while ago, someone asked for picture of our tv. christine finally made us set it up properly this weekend: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidepodcast/5628039767/in/photostream

  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 19:11

    a while ago, someone asked for picture of our tv. christine finally made us set it up properly this weekend: www.flickr.com/ph…67/in/photostream

    Ooh that's lovely!

  • lou17/04/2011 at 19:14

    a while ago, someone asked for picture of our tv. christine finally made us set it up properly this weekend: www.flickr.com/ph…67/in/photostream

    Ooh that's lovely!

    ohhhhh!!

  • RG17/04/2011 at 19:16

    a while ago, someone asked for picture of our tv. christine finally made us set it up properly this weekend: www.flickr.com/ph…67/in/photostream

    You've bought the same/very similar one to mine downstairs. Tis nice.

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 19:16

    a while ago, someone asked for picture of our tv. christine finally made us set it up properly this weekend: www.flickr.com/ph…67/in/photostream

    Awe and then some!

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 19:17

    You've bought the same/very similar one to mine downstairs. Tis nice.

    the usefulness of iplayer built-in cannot be overstated.

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 19:18

    the usefulness of iplayer built-in cannot be overstated.

    Built into the TV?

  • lou17/04/2011 at 19:18

    the usefulness of iplayer built-in cannot be overstated.

    ohhhh my aunt has that. it's fabulous.

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 19:18

    Built into the TV?

    yeah. only downside is that the tv doesn't have wifi, you have to plug in an ethernet cable.

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 19:19

    Evening.

    a while ago, someone asked for picture of our tv. christine finally made us set it up properly this weekend: www.flickr.com/ph…67/in/photostream

    Looks good.

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 19:19

    the usefulness of iplayer built-in cannot be overstated.

    Built in??

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 19:19

    yeah. only downside is that the tv doesn't have wifi, you have to plug in an ethernet cable.

    Sorry I appear to have completely missed the fact you have a TV from the future.

  • RG17/04/2011 at 19:19

    the usefulness of iplayer built-in cannot be overstated.

    I barely use it so I can't really tell.

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 19:20

    Sorry I appear to have completely missed the fact you have a TV from the future.

    hehe. it's iplayer, but built into the television. hold on, i'll take another!

  • Jordan F117/04/2011 at 19:22

    Greetings from snowy Tundraland! And I am supposedly in the warm part of the country. And people wonder why the track in Montreal is in such poor shape during the Grand Prix....

    What YOU really need to wonder is if the snow has been cleared yet.......

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 19:27

    Sorry I appear to have completely missed the fact you have a TV from the future.

    hehe. it's iplayer, but built into the television. hold on, i'll take another!

    Thats amazing!

    My solution was slightly less high tech (lumping a desktop under it!)

    If you have ethernet can you browse the web from it too?

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 19:28

    hehe. it's iplayer, but built into the television. hold on, i'll take another!

    http://sidepodcast.posterous.com/its-iplayer-inside-the-tv

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 19:30

    sidepodcast.poste…yer-inside-the-tv

    Wow! Its like better than most pay tv setups i have seen! and all on demand!

  • Christine17/04/2011 at 19:30
  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 19:30

    MLB and stuff too.

    oh yeah, i shall be signing up to that too :)

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 19:31

    sidepodcast.poste…yer-inside-the-tv

    i think that picture just shows how awful the ipod camera is, actually. but you get the idea.

  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 19:32

    i think that picture just shows how awful the ipod camera is, actually. but you get the idea.

    Strange... I have got some really good shots from my iPhone..

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 19:32

    hehe. it's iplayer, but built into the television. hold on, i'll take another!

    sidepodcast.poste…yer-inside-the-tv

    Very nice.

    I get some iPlayer stuff via BT Vision, which I think is a recent deal so I'm still in the habit of going to the PC for it.

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 19:32

    Strange... I have got some really good shots from my iPhone..

    it's not an iphone camera.

  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 19:34

    it's not an iphone camera.

    Is it not the same camera? I assumed it was?

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 19:34

    a while ago, someone asked for picture of our tv. christine finally made us set it up properly this weekend: www.flickr.com/ph…67/in/photostream

    So all the LG logos in the press conferences worked

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 19:35

    So all the LG logos in the press conferences worked

    :D

  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 19:36

    Is it not the same camera? I assumed it was?

    evidently not: http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2010/09/ipod-touch-4-vs-iphone-4-camera-fight-no-contest.ars

  • James17/04/2011 at 19:36

    it's not an iphone camera.

    Is it not the same camera? I assumed it was?

    best not to go there ;)

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 19:36

    MLB and stuff too.

    When do I move in?

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 19:36

    Is it not the same camera? I assumed it was?

    no chance. the ipod camera is worse than the first iphone camera. the ipad2 also has this same camera.

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 19:37

    When do I move in?

    hehe

  • Christine17/04/2011 at 19:37

    no chance. the ipod camera is worse than the first iphone camera. the ipad2 also has this same camera.

    They need something to convince you to get an iPhone still.

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 19:43

    They need something to convince you to get an iPhone still.

    The white iphone 4 is coming soon?

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 19:48

    this looks like a handy site (via cali): http://magisto.com/

  • Christine17/04/2011 at 19:48

    The white iphone 4 is coming soon?

    Ew, white.

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 19:49

    Wow! Its like better than most pay tv setups i have seen! and all on demand!

    we're now watching top of the pops from the 60's. i'm not sure it's all that :)

  • Christine17/04/2011 at 19:50

    we're now watching top of the pops from the 60's. i'm not sure it's all that :)

    1976.

  • Maverick17/04/2011 at 19:50

    we're now watching top of the pops from the 60's. i'm not sure it's all that :)

    tv of the future has suddenly become tv of the 60's? and they call it progress...

  • Maverick17/04/2011 at 19:51

    1976.

    oh, it's time travel capable? nice.

  • Nick17/04/2011 at 19:52

    we're now watching top of the pops from the 60's. i'm not sure it's all that :)

    #TimeMachine !!!

    I really love the idea though. I kinda want one but we dont really have an iplayer or anything beyond youtube here so i doubt they sell them

  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 19:52

    oh, it's time travel capable? nice.

    *TV not available in China

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 19:54

    Ping - http://sidepodcast.com/post/live-indycar-grand-prix-of-long-beach-2011

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 19:54

    Long Beach thread

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 19:56

    This is what happens when I try to take notes for an interview

    http://twitpic.com/4m5mn4

    Maybe they will help who knows?

  • Christine17/04/2011 at 19:56
  • Christine17/04/2011 at 19:57
  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 19:58

    This is what happens when I try to take notes for an interview

    :D Is the interview to be a professional cartoonist?

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 20:00

    :D Is the interview to be a professional cartoonist?

    If only! :)

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 20:00

    If only! :)

    You've got the Red Bull duo absolutely accurate though :)

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 20:01

    You've got the Red Bull duo absolutely accurate though :)

    Was going to draw horner but he was too busy talking to the bbc

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 20:02

    Was going to draw horner but he was too busy talking to the bbc

    :D

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 20:08

    for christine: http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/17/radio-control-car-runs-on-soda-can-rings-doc-brown-approves-vi/

  • Christine17/04/2011 at 20:19

    Ping: http://mrschristine.com/2011/04/17/film-watch-128-the-social-network/

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 20:20
  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 20:21

    Ooooooooooh!

    Yeah I still have to see this!

  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 20:23

    Oh yeah, so I tried Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed The Racing Game On A PC Near You today - I bought the first one when it came out and I can say while not perfect (it's too easy and the races are too short), it's a much better game than the first one.

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 20:25

    Oh yeah, so I tried Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed The Racing Game On A PC Near You today - I bought the first one when it came out and I can say while not perfect (it's too easy and the races are too short), it's a much better game than the first one.

    Ironically much like the social network that is something else I simply cannot decide on getting. Part of me really wants to, the rest of me remembers shift 1 and shivers.

  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 20:26

    Ironically much like the social network that is something else I simply cannot decide on getting. Part of me really wants to, the rest of me remembers shift 1 and shivers.

    It's much better. Admittedly Shift 1 was only decent after a ton of modding. But there are a lot of people like you who have been put off by Shift 1.

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 20:27

    It's much better. Admittedly Shift 1 was only decent after a ton of modding. But there are a lot of people like you who have been put off by Shift 1.

    Mine would be console based too so no modding, just the core game. The handling on Shift 1 was... ugh.

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 20:27

    My next tweet is really funny:

    "Especially given the race. Agreed, with a telling-off, I would be a one-off electronics glitch."

  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 20:29

    Mine would be console based too so no modding, just the core game. The handling on Shift 1 was... ugh.

    Yep. They really got it wrong!

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 20:30

    Yep. They really got it wrong!

    I mean, you have arcade handling and you have sim handling. I can appreciate the different markets for the two and that they're made to be differently. But when you try to mix them together like shift 1 did, yikes!

    GRID did a good job at it actually thinking about it but that's because Codemasters are so good at racing stuff, bugs aside ;)

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 20:34

    we have a voicemail from RG. yeah baby!!

  • RG17/04/2011 at 20:36

    we have a voicemail from RG. yeah baby!!

    *punches the air*

  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 20:36

    I mean, you have arcade handling and you have sim handling. I can appreciate the different markets for the two and that they're made to be differently. But when you try to mix them together like shift 1 did, yikes!

    The worst part was that these were some guys who used to work on the GTR games and split from SIMBIN!!!

  • Christine17/04/2011 at 20:59

    Ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/lewis-hamilton-wins-a-frantic-chinese-grand-prix

  • Alison17/04/2011 at 22:07

    Yo. Just been to see Scream 4. Rrrrrrubbish!

  • Rubbergoat17/04/2011 at 22:07

    Why were the safety and medical cars racing at Indy in 2006? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIuIbO2Ul1U

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 22:08

    Yo. Just been to see Scream 4. Rrrrrrubbish!

    A sequel too far?

  • Alison17/04/2011 at 22:08

    I love that can powered car someone linked too earlier.... :D

  • Lukeh17/04/2011 at 22:08

    Yo. Just been to see Scream 4. Rrrrrrubbish!

    did you scream?

    ....four.

  • Alison17/04/2011 at 22:09

    A sequel too far?

    Errrm I don't think it was that particularly. It was good right the way through but the end was decidedly lame.

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 22:14

    Errrm I don't think it was that particularly. It was good right the way through but the end was decidedly lame.

    That's just the worst, when a film disappoints after masses of buildup. At least with a film that's uniformally horrible, one can walk out after 10 minutes and cut one's losses.

  • RG17/04/2011 at 22:39

    Golf related ping: http://northernwaffler.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/the-merchant-of-venice/

    Now to do the daily.

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 22:57

    Back in the Daily, hope that wasn't an inconvenience. A good day of racing I reckon.

  • Amy17/04/2011 at 23:19

    nothing ruins a Monday morning like no milk in the work fridge

  • Amy17/04/2011 at 23:24

    they heard me! Milk is here! Tea and cereal time :)

  • Pat W17/04/2011 at 23:25

    nothing ruins a Monday morning like no milk in the work fridge

    caffeine is essential

  • Alianora La Canta17/04/2011 at 23:27

    they heard me! Milk is here! Tea and cereal time :)

    Yay!

  • Steven Roy17/04/2011 at 23:34

    they heard me! Milk is here! Tea and cereal time :)

    Your power is limitless

  • Mr C17/04/2011 at 23:43

    Back in the Daily, hope that wasn't an inconvenience. A good day of racing I reckon.

    not at all, very much appreciated chappie. just reading back now.

  • Sidepodcast Update17/04/2011 at 23:45