Friday has arrived at long last, and we are well on the way to getting to the weekend. There is news aplenty in the F1 world, so let's see what's going on:

  • It's all about confirmations, as Toro Rosso announced they were definitely getting rid of Bourdais. I have discussed this more here, but it's also interesting that Le Seb thinks he has a case for his lawyers to look into against the team. When was the last time a driver came off well when he tried to sue his team?
  • Jean Todt also confirmed his intention to stand for the FIA Presidency in October as well. He says he wants to improve the efficiency of the FIA but also their independence, because he is aware the organisation governs motoring and sports equally. Hmm.
  • McLaren have improved since the start of the season, no doubt, but have they really improved so much they can win? Martin Whitmarsh seems to think so, and this is discussed on F1 Minute and the Big Pic.

As ever, tell us if you are planning anything exciting for the weekend - it's a non-GP weekend, so you'd better be making the most of it. I'll see you in the comments.

748 responses

  • Kathi16/07/2009 at 23:39

    As ever, tell us if you are planning anything exciting for the weekend – it’s a non-GP weekend, so you’d better be making the most of it. I’ll see you in the comments.

    I'm flying home on Sunday to visit my family. I'm already missing my Internet connection.

  • me16/07/2009 at 23:40

    I'm flying home on Sunday to visit my family. I'm already missing my Internet connection.

    oh-no. how long for?

  • Pat W16/07/2009 at 23:41

    As ever, tell us if you are planning anything exciting for the weekend – it’s a non-GP weekend, so you’d better be making the most of it. I’ll see you in the comments.

    If the rain holds off, Dad and I are hoping to catch up on some golf on Saturday - we've not played for a month, it'll be a disaster!! On Sunday I will either finish my Goodwood blogs or catch up on podcasts or TV or something. Lazy day planned.

    I'm flying home on Sunday to visit my family. I'm already missing my Internet connection.

    Is it right to miss your connection more than your family?

  • Kathi16/07/2009 at 23:42

    oh-no. how long for?

    3 weeks. You haven't any panels planned. have you?

  • guille230616/07/2009 at 23:42

    Hi all

    As ever, tell us if you are planning anything exciting for the weekend – it’s a non-GP weekend, so you’d better be making the most of it. I’ll see you in the comments.

    If the weather allows me (and if there is enough snow) I should be skiing both days.

  • me16/07/2009 at 23:43

    3 weeks. You haven't any panels planned. have you?

    no, no. was just concerned that you'd suffer withdrawal.

  • Pat W16/07/2009 at 23:43

    3 weeks. You haven't any panels planned. have you?

    Actually you're right, 3 weeks is a long time without a decent connection...

  • me16/07/2009 at 23:43

    Hi all

    hey guille.

  • lou16/07/2009 at 23:44

    I'm flying home on Sunday to visit my family. I'm already missing my Internet connection.

    aww no! 3 weeks without super fast internet!! :( i'd hate that... i'm sure it will be nice to see your family though :)

  • lou16/07/2009 at 23:44

    Hi all

    heya

  • Kathi16/07/2009 at 23:45

    aww no! 3 weeks without super fast internet!! :( i'd hate that... i'm sure it will be nice to see your family though :)

    yeah I guess ;)

  • lou16/07/2009 at 23:46

    yeah I guess ;)

    ;) although i'm still horrified at the thought of not having a constant internet connection for 2 weeks when i'm in spain... i'm missing a GP and everything. you'll get some sort of internet connection with seeing your family though right? you wont be totally out of the loop for 3 weeks? (if so my best wishes are with you :) )

  • lou16/07/2009 at 23:49

    As ever, tell us if you are planning anything exciting for the weekend – it’s a non-GP weekend, so you’d better be making the most of it. I’ll see you in the comments.

    well tomorrow i'm off to london for the day with my friends (which should be lovely in the rain that's forecast) and then one of my friends has a birthday party so i'll be back saturday sometime, ready for a weekend of rest! wohoo! :) first full weekend of rest for ages! :)

  • Pat W16/07/2009 at 23:50

    well tomorrow i'm off to london for the day with my friends (which should be lovely in the rain that's forecast) and then one of my friends has a birthday party so i'll be back saturday sometime, ready for a weekend of rest! wohoo! :) first full weekend of rest for ages! :)

    I'm jealous at the amount of times you visit London. Enjoy the rest!

  • lou16/07/2009 at 23:52

    I'm jealous at the amount of times you visit London. Enjoy the rest!

    i love london! and it's only like an hour or so away from where i live on the train so it's really easy to get to :)

  • Kathi16/07/2009 at 23:52

    you'll get some sort of internet connection with seeing your family though right?

    Yeah they have a decent speed flatrate. Am just veeeery spoiled.

    And I can watch Formula1 live and in full again.

  • Nick16/07/2009 at 23:52

    I'm jealous at the amount of times you visit London. Enjoy the rest!

    Im thinking of going to the Ferrari store tomorrow. Depends on if i am going out in london tomorrow night

  • guille230616/07/2009 at 23:53

    although i'm still horrified at the thought of not having a constant internet connection for 2 weeks when i'm in spain... i'm missing a GP and everything. you'll get some sort of internet connection with seeing your family though right? you wont be totally out of the loop for 3 weeks? (if so my best wishes are with you )

    is it there something like "internet-dependent anonymous"?

    "lou, you have a problem with internet and the first step to solve it is to accept it" ;-)

  • lou16/07/2009 at 23:53

    And I can watch Formula1 live and in full again.

    yay! :) that's good :)

  • Pat W16/07/2009 at 23:53

    i love london! and it's only like an hour or so away from where i live on the train so it's really easy to get to :)

    3.5 hours :-(

    But I've been a lot as my sister lives there - she's moving out in a fortnight though.

  • lou16/07/2009 at 23:54

    Im thinking of going to the Ferrari store tomorrow. Depends on if i am going out in london tomorrow night

    i'm hoping to drag my friends to regent street tomorrow... just so i can go into the apple store for a bit. they will probably realise my plan though...

  • Pat W16/07/2009 at 23:54

    3.5 hours :-(

    Technically that's 2 3/4 to London and the rest crossing it to her place

  • lou16/07/2009 at 23:55

    although i'm still horrified at the thought of not having a constant internet connection for 2 weeks when i'm in spain... i'm missing a GP and everything. you'll get some sort of internet connection with seeing your family though right? you wont be totally out of the loop for 3 weeks? (if so my best wishes are with you )

    is it there something like "internet-dependent anonymous"?

    "lou, you have a problem with internet and the first step to solve it is to accept it" ;-)

    but if i wasn't on the internet i'd have to go outside more.. and the outside is a bit dangerous, just ask Christine and Mr C ;)

  • Pat W16/07/2009 at 23:55

    is it there something like "internet-dependent anonymous"?

    "lou, you have a problem with internet and the first step to solve it is to accept it" ;-)

    Do you think it would have a website?

  • Nick16/07/2009 at 23:55

    i'm hoping to drag my friends to regent street tomorrow... just so i can go into the apple store for a bit. they will probably realise my plan though...

    You are internet dependent! :P

    I will be the guy looking at the Kimi hats!

  • me16/07/2009 at 23:55

    but if i wasn't on the internet i'd have to go outside more.. and the outside is a bit dangerous, just ask Christine and Mr C ;)

    she's right.

  • guille230616/07/2009 at 23:56

    she's right.

    :D

  • me16/07/2009 at 23:56

    Do you think it would have a website?

    :D

  • lou16/07/2009 at 23:56

    You are internet dependent! :P

    no it's more for me to ooggle at the amazing macs and say 'i want one' about a thousand times... it's almost a ritual ;)

  • lou16/07/2009 at 23:56

    she's right.

    :D

  • lou16/07/2009 at 23:56

    Do you think it would have a website?

    ehehe :D

  • Steven Roy16/07/2009 at 23:56

    is it there something like "internet-dependent anonymous"

    I hope not otherwise it will be the end of sidepodcast

  • guille230616/07/2009 at 23:57

    but if i wasn't on the internet i'd have to go outside more.. and the outside is a bit dangerous, just ask Christine and Mr C

    negation and search for false excuses :-)

  • Nick16/07/2009 at 23:57

    no it's more for me to ooggle at the amazing macs and say 'i want one' about a thousand times... it's almost a ritual ;)

    Ah, i just treat it as a free internet cafe!

  • Steven Roy16/07/2009 at 23:58

    Do you think it would have a website?

    :D

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 00:08

    I just realised. Bernie was going to sort F1 in 48 hours and he has failed/ Again. Bernie your time is up.

  • guille230617/07/2009 at 00:09

    I just realised. Bernie was going to sort F1 in 48 hours and he has failed/ Again. Bernie your time is up.

    Is he using a SidePodWatch?

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 00:09

    Gavin got a reply on jakes blog...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/jakehumphrey/2009/07/an_earpiece_of_the_action.html

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 00:09

    Is he using a SidePodWatch?

    hehe

  • me17/07/2009 at 00:11

    Gavin got a reply on jakes blog...

    go jake!

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 00:11

    Is he using a SidePodWatch?

    :D

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 00:14

    Gavin got a reply on jakes blog...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/jakehumphrey/2009/07/an_earpiece_of_the_action.html

    Tell him on Twitter, he might not see it here if he's going to the Outpost.

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 00:14

    Gavin got a reply on jakes blog...

    and that's great, btw :-)

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F117/07/2009 at 00:15

    I just realised. Bernie was going to sort F1 in 48 hours and he has failed/ Again. Bernie your time is up.

    Sorry, Steven, the non-F1 fan girlfreind has been keeping away from F1 since Germany. What's going on with Bernie now ?

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 00:17

    Sorry, Steven, the non-F1 fan girlfreind has been keeping away from F1 since Germany. What's going on with Bernie now ?

    He said earlier in the week he was going to sort out all the political stuff and the FOTA breakaway in 48 hours and it didn't work.

  • lou17/07/2009 at 00:17

    Gavin got a reply on jakes blog...

    awesome!

  • Joe in Fla17/07/2009 at 00:20

    Hola, Sidepodcasters

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 00:21

    Hi Joe

  • guille230617/07/2009 at 00:21

    Hola, Sidepodcasters

    Hola Joe

  • Becken17/07/2009 at 00:22

    How Brazilian we are... THIS became hype around here in Brazil (I loved too!). It is a good ring tone…

  • Joe in Fla17/07/2009 at 00:22

    So what's up today. I rejoiced with another guy at the golf course today over Max being unemployed soon. Think of it, another American that knows F1

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F117/07/2009 at 00:23

    July 17th, 2009 at 01:17

    #45 - Steven Roy said:

    Sorry, Steven, the non-F1 fan girlfreind has been keeping away from F1 since Germany. What’s going on with Bernie now ?

    He said earlier in the week he was going to sort out all the political stuff and the FOTA breakaway in 48 hours and it didn’t work.

    Oh, come on Steven, as guille2306 said, you know the man works on Sidepodcasttime, where every hour is 90 minutes long, he stil lhas another 24 more hours to go... :P

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 00:24

    Oh, come on Steven, as guille2306 said, you know the man works on Sidepodcasttime, where every hour is 90 minutes long, he stil lhas another 24 more hours to go... :P

    He might need another week or 2...

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 00:24

    So what's up today. I rejoiced with another guy at the golf course today over Max being unemployed soon. Think of it, another American that knows F1

    The only big news today is that Lou had her first ever driving lesson and didn't kill anyone.

  • guille230617/07/2009 at 00:24

    So what's up today. I rejoiced with another guy at the golf course today over Max being unemployed soon. Think of it, another American that knows F1

    In the same golf course. And the world is still spining? :-)

  • lou17/07/2009 at 00:25

    The only big news today is that Lou had her first ever driving lesson and didn't kill anyone.

    were you expecting me to kill someone?

  • Joe in Fla17/07/2009 at 00:25

    The only big news today is that Lou had her first ever driving lesson and didn't kill anyone.

    Big news indeed. But don't we worry about the world being overpopulated?

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 00:26

    Oh, come on Steven, as guille2306 said, you know the man works on Sidepodcasttime, where every hour is 90 minutes long, he stil lhas another 24 more hours to go... :P

    His pronouncement came just after the two head honchos of CV (both Jewish) hauled him over the coals for his Hitler comments. So he did the usual thing of putting out a headline grabbing item to bury the bad news. I dout that he had any intention of sorting the problems.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 00:26

    were you expecting me to kill someone?

    I thought you were worried about that

  • guille230617/07/2009 at 00:27

    He might need another week or 2...

    He can switch to SidepodSpace time, in which there are holds in the countdowns...

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 00:27

    So what's up today. I rejoiced with another guy at the golf course today over Max being unemployed soon. Think of it, another American that knows F1

    He hasnt gone yet. I nwill belive it when i see it.

    Anything can be manufactured between now and the elections...

    Todt quits the race for one reason or another so max has to run 'in the interests of democracy'

  • lou17/07/2009 at 00:27

    I thought you were worried about that

    oh... i could have been (i think i worry way too much about everything). i was more worried about being rubbish and crashing, but not killing anyone is always good :)

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F117/07/2009 at 00:27

    #54 - Steven Roy said:

    So what’s up today. I rejoiced with another guy at the golf course today over Max being unemployed soon. Think of it, another American that knows F1

    The only big news today is that Lou had her first ever driving lesson and didn’t kill anyone.

    Obviously everyone took the tube! The London Underground system must have been a zoo ! :P

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 00:28

    His pronouncement came just after the two head honchos of CV (both Jewish) hauled him over the coals for his Hitler comments. So he did the usual thing of putting out a headline grabbing item to bury the bad news. I dout that he had any intention of sorting the problems.

    CVC need him more than he needs them.

    If he walks away the banks wont re-finance them and they go bust.

  • Joe in Fla17/07/2009 at 00:28

    He hasnt gone yet. I nwill belive it when i see it.

    Valid point Nick

  • Joe in Fla17/07/2009 at 00:30

    In case you guys were wondering, no birdies, no eagles, no holes in one. But I will caution you on walking a course in Florida in the middle of summer at 1500. It is freaking hot!!!!!!

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 00:30

    He can switch to SidepodSpace time, in which there are holds in the countdowns...

    I forgot about Bernie's planned holds

  • guille230617/07/2009 at 00:31

    If he walks away the banks wont re-finance them and they go bust.

    I don't know, times are changing and Bernie is losing his mighty power. But it's true that he's a known face, and he knows how to run the business.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 00:31

    In case you guys were wondering, no birdies, no eagles, no holes in one. But I will caution you on walking a course in Florida in the middle of summer at 1500. It is freaking hot!!!!!!

    Can i top that with a desert course in dubai in the middle of summer?

  • Joe in Fla17/07/2009 at 00:32

    Can i top that with a desert course in dubai in the middle of summer?

    Yikes! You're frightening me now.

  • Kathi17/07/2009 at 00:33

    Moblin update: I'm not smart enough for this. It took me 5 minutes to find out how to switch off the computer.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 00:34

    Yikes! You're frightening me now.

    It was a few years back, when i though golf was the best thing ever!

    48 C 100% humidity.

    Fun:D

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F117/07/2009 at 00:34

    #70 - Joe in Fla said:

    Can i top that with a desert course in dubai in the middle of summer?

    Yikes! You’re frightening me now.

    Yes, I can see that Joe in Fla is wondering how do you stay out of the bunkers at the Dubai Golf Course. You don't. It's what goes for the fairways there!

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 00:34

    Moblin update: I'm not smart enough for this. It took me 5 minutes to find out how to switch off the computer.

    TopTip: If in doubt... throw things at it

  • me17/07/2009 at 00:35

    Moblin update: I'm not smart enough for this. It took me 5 minutes to find out how to switch off the computer.

    ahh. okay.

    does it have skype?

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 00:35

    Moblin update: I'm not smart enough for this. It took me 5 minutes to find out how to switch off the computer.

    I didn't realise you had bought one. How is it working out otherwise?

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 00:35

    48 C 100% humidity.

    Ouch

  • Joe in Fla17/07/2009 at 00:35

    If you are interested in where the bunkers are in the course I played today, I can point them out to you.....every single one of them

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 00:36

    Yes, I can see that Joe in Fla is wondering how do you stay out of the bunkers at the Dubai Golf Course. You don't. It's what goes for the fairways there!

    on a desert course the fairways are raked sand, you can use a mat, the rough is deeper no mat allowed.

    No greens... Browns (oil and sand mixed and packed very hard raised 2ft off the ground)

  • lou17/07/2009 at 00:37

    I'm off to get some sleep. see you all sometime saturday! have a good friday all! night! x

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 00:37

    Ouch

    I miss it a little over here

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 00:37

    I'm off to get some sleep. see you all sometime saturday! have a good friday all! night! x

    Night, live comment the apple store!

  • Joe in Fla17/07/2009 at 00:38

    see you, Lou

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 00:38

    I'm off to get some sleep. see you all sometime saturday! have a good friday all! night! x

    Night.

  • Kathi17/07/2009 at 00:38

    does it have skype?

    not by default. But there is at least one person who managed to install it.

    link

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 00:38

    Yes, I can see that Joe in Fla is wondering how do you stay out of the bunkers at the Dubai Golf Course. You don't. It's what goes for the fairways there!

    on a desert course the fairways are raked sand, you can use a mat, the rough is deeper no mat allowed.

    No greens... Browns (oil and sand mixed and packed very hard raised 2ft off the ground)

    That's insane!

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 00:39

    I'm off to get some sleep. see you all sometime saturday! have a good friday all! night! x

    Night Lou.

  • me17/07/2009 at 00:39

    not by default. But there is at least one person who managed to install it.

    link

    i like ubuntu!

    night lou.

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F117/07/2009 at 00:40

    #79 - Nick said:

    on a desert course the fairways are raked sand, you can use a mat, the rough is deeper no mat allowed.

    No greens… Browns (oil and sand mixed and packed very hard raised 2ft off the ground)

    See, I was not joking. packed sand is no different than being stuck in a bunker the day after a decent rain...

  • guille230617/07/2009 at 00:41

    night lou

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F117/07/2009 at 00:41

    Is anyone else worried about Jean Todt running for President of the FIA?

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F117/07/2009 at 00:41

    Night Lou!

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 00:44

    That's insane!

    http://www.pilotguides.com/tv_shows/adventure_golf/guides/dubai/dubai_country_club.php

  • Kathi17/07/2009 at 00:44

    i like ubuntu!

    do you have the netbook version?

  • me17/07/2009 at 00:45

    do you have the netbook version?

    yup. jaunty remix something-or-other.

  • Kathi17/07/2009 at 00:45

    I didn't realise you had bought one. How is it working out otherwise?

    Moblin? It looks very flashy. Very easy to navigate with the touchpad and it really is optimised for the small screen. I like it so far. I can't really test it properly because I don't have any internet connection for the 'netbook'.

    the computer? I love it. It's a medion and up until now I don't have any complains.

  • Paul17/07/2009 at 00:47

    yup. jaunty remix something-or-other.

    :D Ubuntu has the best names

  • Paul17/07/2009 at 00:51

    So:

    I am delighted my team will be going for wins again (Yay)

    I do not want Toad in charge (Booo)

    and are STR getting rid of Bourdais just to give not-seb some testing? (why)

  • Kathi17/07/2009 at 00:55

    yup. jaunty remix something-or-other.

    :D Ubuntu has the best names

    Maybe Christine will get a Puzzling Panda in erm 3 years.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 00:55

    and are STR getting rid of Bourdais just to give not-seb some testing? (why)

    According to AUTOSPORT they have an agreement with Citroen to put Loeb in the car as soon as he clinches the rally championship and I guess Bourdais's performance clause had a deadline it had to be activated by. So they have to get rid of him now or keep him until the end of the season.

    AUTOSPORT also said that they will probably give Hartley a race or two as well as Jimmy Superaguri. But in the end Loeb is called Sebastien. If the WRC goes down to the wire Loeb will only do the last race of the season.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 00:56

    Maybe Christine will get a Puzzling Panda in erm 3 years.

    :D

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 00:57

    AUTOSPORT also said that they will probably give Hartley a race or two as well as Jimmy Superaguri. But in the end Loeb is called Sebastien. If the WRC goes down to the wire Loeb will only do the last race of the season.

    Thats actually pretty exciting

  • Paul17/07/2009 at 00:58

    AUTOSPORT also said that they will probably give Hartley a race or two as well as Jimmy Superaguri. But in the end Loeb is called Sebastien. If the WRC goes down to the wire Loeb will only do the last race of the season.

    I never took the whole Loeb thing seriously. OK, his name is Seb, but can he be on the pace? This only makes sense if it is a fully pay-drive. The only one that makes sense to be is Hartley, and I thought he had gone back to junior formulas?

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 00:59

    According to AUTOSPORT they have an agreement with Citroen to put Loeb in the car as soon as he clinches the rally championship and I guess Bourdais's performance clause had a deadline it had to be activated by. So they have to get rid of him now or keep him until the end of the season.

    So it IS true, then? Dang. But Loeb fell behind in the title stakes already. He won't win the title until late.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 00:59

    So it IS true, then? Dang. But Loeb fell behind in the title stakes already. He won't win the title until late.

    And morning, everyone.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 01:00

    I never took the whole Loeb thing seriously. OK, his name is Seb, but can he be on the pace? This only makes sense if it is a fully pay-drive. The only one that makes sense to be is Hartley, and I thought he had gone back to junior formulas?

    Pay drive? They are all red bull drivers and it is still a red bull team!

  • Paul17/07/2009 at 01:00

    So it IS true, then? Dang. But Loeb fell behind in the title stakes already. He won't win the title until late.

    Hi Journeyer, yes he needs to stop crashing. Not sure what has happened to the guy, he looked invincible early in the year.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 01:01

    I never took the whole Loeb thing seriously. OK, his name is Seb, but can he be on the pace? This only makes sense if it is a fully pay-drive. The only one that makes sense to be is Hartley, and I thought he had gone back to junior formulas?

    Loeb has a Red Bull deal for his rallying so I guess they are picking up the tab, He will get them more publicity in France on the day he signs than Bourdais did in 18 months.

  • Paul17/07/2009 at 01:02

    Pay drive? They are all red bull drivers and it is still a red bull team!

    I realise that. But they need someone who can perform in F1. Otherwise, the Loeb thing only makes sense to me if they are geting outside money for him to drive

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 01:02

    So it IS true, then? Dang. But Loeb fell behind in the title stakes already. He won't win the title until late.

    They reckoned that until he started crashing he could have done 7 F1 races but the worst case scenario he will only do the last race.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 01:02

    Hi Journeyer, yes he needs to stop crashing. Not sure what has happened to the guy, he looked invincible early in the year.

    Maybe they're scheming to make the WRC watchable again? Hehehe. ;)

    But seriously, it could just be Loeb getting a little overconfident, then when Mikko started winning, he started feeling the pressure and he became more error-prone.

    That said, I fully expect him to end his crashing streak and win the next rally.

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 01:03

    I never took the whole Loeb thing seriously. OK, his name is Seb, but can he be on the pace? This only makes sense if it is a fully pay-drive. The only one that makes sense to be is Hartley, and I thought he had gone back to junior formulas?

    I didn't take it seriously at all... but now I think, maybe he'll do one race? Can't see any more than that.

    Time to leave this for the night shift, see ya tomorrow. :-)

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 01:03

    They reckoned that until he started crashing he could have done 7 F1 races but the worst case scenario he will only do the last race.

    Perhaps only doing 1 race this season isn't so bad - it'll save him from embarrassment in case he isn't quick enough. And it's gonna be at Abu Dhabi - he won't be the only one learning the circuit.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 01:03

    I realise that. But they need someone who can perform in F1. Otherwise, the Loeb thing only makes sense to me if they are geting outside money for him to drive

    Its good publicity for red bull though, especially in France after sacking Le Seb 1.0.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 01:04

    Its good publicity for red bull though, especially in France after sacking Le Seb 1.0.

    What do we call him, Rally Seb? Or Le Seb 2.0?

  • Kathi17/07/2009 at 01:04

    So it IS true, then? Dang. But Loeb fell behind in the title stakes already. He won't win the title until late.

    Turun sanomat had an article that he will drive in the last race, which takes place after the rally championship is over.

  • Paul17/07/2009 at 01:04

    Its good publicity for red bull though, especially in France after sacking Le Seb 1.0.

    Yes, I guess so.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 01:05

    Turun sanomat had an article that he will drive in the last race, which takes place after the rally championship is over.

    Do you think he'll only be racing once, Kathi? Or do you think he will he be in F1 next season?

  • Paul17/07/2009 at 01:06

    What do we call him, Rally Seb? Or Le Seb 2.0?

    The Real Le Seb?

    Le Seb's Revenge?

    How-many-people-are-called-Seb?

  • Kathi17/07/2009 at 01:07

    Do you think he'll only be racing once, Kathi? Or do you think he will he be in F1 next season?

    This season? I don't think he will do more than one F1 race. And if he'll do F1 next season depends on how that race goes.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 01:08

    This season? I don't think he will do more than one F1 race. And if he'll do F1 next season depends on how that race goes.

    A shame he started crashing, then, if he's only gonna race the one time.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 01:11

    Do you think he'll only be racing once, Kathi? Or do you think he will he be in F1 next season?

    AUTOSPORT say he will be racing next season. Citroes say they will let him see how it goes this season and if F1 doesn't work out for him he can drive their rally car next season.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 01:13

    AUTOSPORT say he will be racing next season. Citroes say they will let him see how it goes this season and if F1 doesn't work out for him he can drive their rally car next season.

    Interesting. Well, if Rally Seb is only gonna race once this year, I think he will be in F1 next year. (Assuming that the one race isn't an utter disaster).

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 01:21

    Interesting. Well, if Rally Seb is only gonna race once this year, I think he will be in F1 next year. (Assuming that the one race isn't an utter disaster).

    His move to F1 reminds me of Niki Lauda's comeback at McLaren after he retired. It really doesn't matter how good he is his PR value is worth the cost. I assume Mateschitz is not going to make the same error on that front that Ron Dennis did.

  • Paul17/07/2009 at 01:22

    I wonder if Bourdais could get a drive with one of the 3 new teams. He might be worth it for his knowledge of a modern car, and all the tracks.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 01:22

    His move to F1 reminds me of Niki Lauda's comeback at McLaren after he retired. It really doesn't matter how good he is his PR value is worth the cost. I assume Mateschitz is not going to make the same error on that front that Ron Dennis did.

    What mistake did Ron make?

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 01:23

    I wonder if Bourdais could get a drive with one of the 3 new teams. He might be worth it for his knowledge of a modern car, and all the tracks.

    He could be in the frame for USF1 (he still does have some mindshare with US audiences), but even there, I'd see him as a long-shot.

  • guille230617/07/2009 at 01:24

    I realise that. But they need someone who can perform in F1. Otherwise, the Loeb thing only makes sense to me if they are geting outside money for him to drive

    He tested the RBR at the begining of this year, and made very respectable times for somebody that never did open wheel racing (something like less than 2 seconds off the top times). Lack of testing, on the other hand, will hurt him...

  • Paul17/07/2009 at 01:25

    He tested the RBR at the begining of this year, and made very respectable times for somebody that never did open wheel racing (something like less than 2 seconds off the top times). Lack of testing, on the other hand, will hurt him...

    Thats exactly right, and he has no opertunity until after the season to test, and then the team want someone who can develope the new car

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 01:25

    I wonder if Bourdais could get a drive with one of the 3 new teams. He might be worth it for his knowledge of a modern car, and all the tracks.

    I dont think its that easy.

    I assume Manor will go for ex Manor drivers, Campos want spanish drivers and USF1 want americans... like j said its possible, but i think JV has more of a shot there if they go down that route

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 01:26

    Thats exactly right, and he has no opertunity until after the season to test, and then the team want someone who can develope the new car

    Toro Rosso don't exactly develop their own car, do they? Red Bull does that for them. So I don't think it would them as much car-wise. But it will hurt Seb's chances experience and mileage-wise.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 01:27

    Thats exactly right, and he has no opertunity until after the season to test, and then the team want someone who can develope the new car

    Doing a race weekend will mean he cant do the driver evaluation testing, so maybe he will wait unill next year instead of doing just 1 event in 09

  • Paul17/07/2009 at 01:27

    Toro Rosso don't exactly develop their own car, do they? Red Bull does that for them. So I don't think it would them as much car-wise. But it will hurt Seb's chances experience and mileage-wise.

    I thought STR had to start making their own car as of next year?

  • guille230617/07/2009 at 01:28

    Thats exactly right, and he has no opertunity until after the season to test, and then the team want someone who can develope the new car

    (puts on the 'let's roll a nonsensical gossip' hat)

    Unless RBR wants him for next year in the place of Vettel who goes to Ferrari to be the team mate of Alonso ;-)

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 01:28

    What mistake did Ron make?

    Lauda wanted a big salary to race. He basically wanted to be paid as a double world champion. Ron who was fairly new to F1 at that time told him that he had not raced for a few seasons and therefore should be paid less. Lauda's answer was that in promotional value alone he was worth what he was asking so he would take one dollar for driving and the rest for his promotional value.

    The following year Ron asked id he was happy to have the same value on his contract. Lauda told him that he had only been paid a dollar to drive last year and had now proved that he was good enough to race at the front and his promotional value was not less than it had been a year ago so he would like the same promotional fee but his driving fee would need to go from one dollar to that of a top driver.

    I think Ron learned how to negotiate from Lauda.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 01:28

    I thought STR had to start making their own car as of next year?

    Really? Are customer cars still an issue?

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 01:29

    (puts on the 'let's roll a nonsensical gossip' hat)

    Unless RBR wants him for next year in the place of Vettel who goes to Ferrari to be the team mate of Alonso ;-)

    It won't happen... in 2010. ;)

  • guille230617/07/2009 at 01:30

    Toro Rosso don't exactly develop their own car, do they? Red Bull does that for them. So I don't think it would them as much car-wise. But it will hurt Seb's chances experience and mileage-wise.

    From next year, they should. The semi-customer loophole they use will be outlawed as far as I remember.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 01:30

    Anyone interested in twitters leaked plan to take over the world?

    http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/07/16/twitters-internal-strategy-laid-bare-to-be-the-pulse-of-the-planet/?awesm=tcrn.ch_62z&utm_campaign=techcrunch&utm_content=shorturl&utm_medium=tcrn.ch-copypaste&utm_source=twitter.com

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 01:30

    I think Ron learned how to negotiate from Lauda.

    Cheeky chap, that wily old Niki. But there is a reason why Lauda Air did relatively well.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 01:31

    It won't happen... in 2010. ;)

    *hint hint* Hehehe. :D Very good point there, guille.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 01:31

    (puts on the 'let's roll a nonsensical gossip' hat)

    Unless RBR wants him for next year in the place of Vettel who goes to Ferrari to be the team mate of Alonso ;-)

    Of course Raikkonen and Massa could both decide they need a new challenge and walk away from their Ferrari contracts and sign for Manor

  • Paul17/07/2009 at 01:32

    Of course Raikkonen and Massa could both decide they need a new challenge and walk away from their Ferrari contracts and sign for Manor

    Oh how we laughed ;-)

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 01:32

    Of course Raikkonen and Massa could both decide they need a new challenge and walk away from their Ferrari contracts and sign for Manor

    Even if neither leave after this season, their contracts expire at the end of next season.

    And I still think Kimi's leaving at the end of this one.

  • guille230617/07/2009 at 01:34

    Of course Raikkonen and Massa could both decide they need a new challenge and walk away from their Ferrari contracts and sign for Manor

    No, I think Kimi will go to fill the place of Loeb at Citroën, while Massa starts a new team with Rob, called Christine's Pandas

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 01:37

    No, I think Kimi will go to fill the place of Loeb at Citroën, while Massa starts a new team with Rob, called Christine's Pandas

    Citroen don't need Loeb - they have a Dani Sordo. That said, Kimi might be of good PR value.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 01:41

    People are rational... if they see no incentive or bennefit to innovation they wont do it.

    It always amuses me how much time and effort companies waste trying to change human nature.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 01:43

    It always amuses me how much time and effort companies waste trying to change human nature.

    Thing is, we're chasing down a global certification that requires us to innovate. Which is why time and effort is being spent to make it happen.

    But what kind of incentive or benefit will make people take notice? I have some options, but I have to balance it with what I have available.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 01:48

    But what kind of incentive or benefit will make people take notice? I have some options, but I have to balance it with what I have available.

    Recognise (and reward if you can afford it) people who inovate on a monthly basis.

    Make it clear to people that if they can inovate the company will see it and it will benefit their career.

    You cant make people do more in a situation they are comfortable in unless you change the status quo

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 01:51

    But what kind of incentive or benefit will make people take notice? I have some options, but I have to balance it with what I have available.

    People don't like to stand out from the crowd. If everyone is doing it then people will embrace it as the norm. Don't offer money. It will not work. Even if it does what are you going to do when your budget is spent?

    What does the business do?

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 01:56

    RB has a competiion going

    when was my first ever go kart race?where did I started and finished?

  • Kathi17/07/2009 at 02:01

    Journeyer if you read this, I need a name to whom to send the T-shirt? Can I use yours?

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 02:02

    Journeyer if you read this, I need a name to whom to send the T-shirt? Can I use yours?

    Mr Journeyer?

  • Aitch17/07/2009 at 02:06

    So Jean Todt has confirmed he's running for the FIA president, if he wins I can just see mad max making this announcement at the press conference " I would like to introduce you to the new President of the FIA, I call him mini-me. I hope Ari gets enough support to stop this from happening.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 02:10

    Journeyer if you read this, I need a name to whom to send the T-shirt? Can I use yours?

    Oh! Yes. Can I email the name to you?

    What's your email?

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 02:10

    What's your email?

    Or better yet, drop me a message at the Wiki where to email you.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 02:11

    Mr Journeyer?

    :D it won't go straight to me. it'll go to my relatives in the US first, then they'll send it to me.

  • Kathi17/07/2009 at 02:11

    Oh! Yes. Can I email the name to you?

    sent you an email

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 02:13

    Kathi ca superfast broadband answer rubens question?

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 02:13

    sent you an email

    reply sent. got it?

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 02:19

    So Jean Todt has confirmed he's running for the FIA president, if he wins I can just see mad max making this announcement at the press conference " I would like to introduce you to the new President of the FIA, I call him mini-me. I hope Ari gets enough support to stop this from happening.

    It would be so depressing if he got elected

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 02:20

    It would be so depressing if he got elected

    It wouldn't matter, GP1 would break away

  • guille230617/07/2009 at 02:24

    I have to get up early tomorrow. Bye all.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 02:25

    It wouldn't matter, GP1 would break away

    Not if they are daft enough to sign a Concorde Agreement before the election.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 02:25

    Night Guille

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 02:28

    Not if they are daft enough to sign a Concorde Agreement before the election.

    Are CVC powerful enough to be able to influence the election?

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 02:28

    Not if they are daft enough to sign a Concorde Agreement before the election.

    True, very true

    Night all

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 02:32

    Are CVC powerful enough to be able to influence the election?

    It's possible that Bernie could do deals. He got Max elected in the first place. The interesting thing in AUTOSPORT today is that in the week running up to the German race Todt was campaigning in Africa on board a jet owned by the FIA.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 02:32

    Night Nick

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 02:33

    It's possible that Bernie could do deals. He got Max elected in the first place. The interesting thing in AUTOSPORT today is that in the week running up to the German race Todt was campaigning in Africa on board a jet owned by the FIA.

    Nuff said, really. But what would anyone be able to do about it?

  • Kathi17/07/2009 at 02:34

    Kathi ca superfast broadband answer rubens question?

    He finished 3rd that's all. It's fast not all-knowing :)

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 02:36

    Journeyer,

    What kind of innovation are you trying to create? Are you looking for people to optimise existing processes or to create new?

    What does the business do/make?

    Is the Philipines culture more open/Western than some other Asian cultures? I know for example in Japan they can have problems with people suggesting something because they fell it is not their place to question their superiors.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 02:37

    Nuff said, really. But what would anyone be able to do about it?

    The only thing that will change the culture is if Ari gets elected. I am sure Bernie would be happy with Todt as he will carry on the way Max would.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 02:39

    What kind of innovation are you trying to create? Are you looking for people to optimise existing processes or to create new?

    Both - whatever they're more comfortable doing, or whatever's more appropriate for what their role is.

    What does the business do/make?

    IT services

    Is the Philippines culture more open/Western than some other Asian cultures? I know for example in Japan they can have problems with people suggesting something because they fell it is not their place to question their superiors.

    Very good question - I think we're more open than other Asian cultures. We're usually open to accepting change, but we're usually closed to making the change ourselves. I'm in a multinational company, so we are able to discuss with and question our superiors (at least to some degree), but I think what's missing is the motivation to innovate.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 02:40

    The only thing that will change the culture is if Ari gets elected. I am sure Bernie would be happy with Todt as he will carry on the way Max would.

    But FOTA is happy with Ari. And as of now, CVC is happy when FOTA is happy. Could be interesting.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 02:49

    Very good question - I think we're more open than other Asian cultures. We're usually open to accepting change, but we're usually closed to making the change ourselves. I'm in a multinational company, so we are able to discuss with and question our superiors (at least to some degree), but I think what's missing is the motivation to innovate.

    So long as the culture allows people not to feel uncomfortable then you have a chance. I think in that case you have to convince the management to drive culture change and if necessary to get someone in to do it. It sounds like you want to avoid all the standard lean gurus etc and put in some simple systems to get people to question how things are done.

    Provided it is driven from the top there is no reason why you should not meet your certification requirement very quickly.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 02:54

    So long as the culture allows people not to feel uncomfortable then you have a chance. I think in that case you have to convince the management to drive culture change and if necessary to get someone in to do it. It sounds like you want to avoid all the standard lean gurus etc and put in some simple systems to get people to question how things are done.

    So you're familiar with lean? Wow. :D

    Yup, simplicity is key here. I don't want to overcomplicate things - I just want to ensure that people are motivated to innovate - and at the same time, they're innovating with a purpose, not just innovating for innovation's sake.

  • F1Wolf17/07/2009 at 02:56

    talking about different cultures ? here is something rather funny but accurate I think :

    http://jurl.it/Dug1

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 02:58

    talking about different cultures ? here is something rather funny but accurate I think :

    I love it, Wolf. It's brilliant - and true!

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 03:00

    So you're familiar with lean? Wow. :D

    One of the things about having spent a lot of time in manufacturing is that I have been through every fad there has ever been. Quality circles, SPC, TQM, 6 sigma, lean etc etc. The thing is these tend to be driven by people like the car companies who insist everyone use their system Then 3 years later they bring out out a new system. I know of a company who had to change all their systems to get an approval and then a couple of years later the company that made them change changedtheir own system to the one that was taken out.

    It sounds like you need a combination of motivation and maybe some simple SPC to get people to measure what they are doing. Once they are measuring improvement targets can be set and once you get people improving to targets you can get them into more meaningful improvement.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 03:00

    I love it, Wolf. It's brilliant - and true!

    Wow - I really like it. I encourage everyone to take a look at it. :)

  • F1Wolf17/07/2009 at 03:01

    Wow - I really like it. I encourage everyone to take a look at it.

    well I will probably be a bit careful spreading that link around my office :-)

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 03:02

    It sounds like you need a combination of motivation and maybe some simple SPC to get people to measure what they are doing. Once they are measuring improvement targets can be set and once you get people improving to targets you can get them into more meaningful improvement.

    BINGO! You hit the nail right on the head, Steven.

    It seems that it is not only history we have in common. You are indeed a guru. :D

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 03:02

    well I will probably be a bit careful spreading that link around my office :-)

    :D

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 03:02

    talking about different cultures ? here is something rather funny but accurate I think :

    Very interesting Wolf.

  • F1Wolf17/07/2009 at 03:03

    Very interesting Wolf.

    interesting, but I fighting and trying to cope with those differences on daily basis. sometimes not funny and often very costly

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 03:05

    It seems that it is not only history we have in common. You are indeed a guru. :D

    I have been through a lot of this and have introduced similar things in a few companies I have worked for. It can give you really good returns if the person running it knows what they are doing. I have done it at department level and simply not told management at times and it can be made to work but for certification and to be honest to get real benefit management needs to introduce it company wide. There is no point having one department innovating and the people going to lunch with people from other departments de-motivate them.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 03:07

    interesting, but I fighting and trying to cope with those differences on daily basis. sometimes not funny and often very costly

    It's difficult when you have two cultures that are programmed differently to try to get them to work together.

  • Aitch17/07/2009 at 03:09

    Not if they are daft enough to sign a Concorde Agreement before the election.

    I caught the Chequered Flag preview (July 10) for the German GP and John Howett was saying that by next week if the basic conditions that were agreed on isn't put into a binding document FOTA would proceed with the breakaway, he did say progress was being made. How much progress is anybody's guess but I guess we'll find out in a matter of days,maybe.

  • F1Wolf17/07/2009 at 03:10

    It's difficult when you have two cultures that are programmed differently to try to get them to work together.

    most important is we programmed it well with wife at home :-)

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 03:10

    I have been through a lot of this and have introduced similar things in a few companies I have worked for. It can give you really good returns if the person running it knows what they are doing. I have done it at department level and simply not told management at times and it can be made to work but for certification and to be honest to get real benefit management needs to introduce it company wide. There is no point having one department innovating and the people going to lunch with people from other departments de-motivate them.

    Very true on ALL counts. I can completely relate to what you're saying. Management is more open to innovation now than they used to (thanks to that certification), but they could be a lot more proactive in making it happen. And that's what I need to get doing. Thank you very much for the insight, Steven. :)

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 03:11

    most important is we programmed it well with wife at home :-)

    So your wife isn't Chinese, then?

  • F1Wolf17/07/2009 at 03:11

    So your wife isn't Chinese, then?

    she is :-)

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 03:12

    she is :-)

    oh - so you're the one who's not Chinese, then?

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 03:12

    oh - so you're the one who's not Chinese, then?

    I just remembered your real name. Hehe.

  • F1Wolf17/07/2009 at 03:12

    oh - so you're the one who's not Chinese, then?

    no, I am not :-)

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 03:13

    Very true on ALL counts. I can completely relate to what you're saying. Management is more open to innovation now than they used to (thanks to that certification), but they could be a lot more proactive in making it happen. And that's what I need to get doing. Thank you very much for the insight, Steven. :)

    If I can help in any way let me know

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 03:13

    Time for bed for me. Good night all.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 03:15

    If I can help in any way let me know

    I definitely will, Steven. Your experience in this area would be invaluable. Thank you. Good night. :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 05:52

    When was the last time a driver came off well when he tried to sue his team?

    Morning all,

    Didn't Jos Verstappen or Heinz-Harald Frenzten manage to sue Tom Walkinshaw (of Arrows) for sacking them?

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 06:03

    Didn't Jos Verstappen or Heinz-Harald Frenzten manage to sue Tom Walkinshaw (of Arrows) for sacking them?

    Sounds familiar... Actually I think it might have been both of them at different times.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 06:08

    Sounds familiar… Actually I think it might have been both of them at different times.

    I thought Frentzen sued Jordan, not Arrows? That was after EJ suddenly sacked him in 2001.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 06:14

    I thought Frentzen sued Jordan, not Arrows? That was after EJ suddenly sacked him in 2001.

    Yes agreed. Sorry I meant... I remember both of them suing their bosses.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 06:25

    Sounds familiar… Actually I think it might have been both of them at different times.

    I thought Frentzen sued Jordan, not Arrows? That was after EJ suddenly sacked him in 2001.

    Yeah I think you're right. Sorry about that :(

  • F1Wolf17/07/2009 at 06:57

    suing is one thing, but being surprised and shocked does hint at Mr Bourdais being seriously distant from the reality.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 07:01

    suing is one thing, but being surprised and shocked does hint at Mr Bourdais being seriously distant from the reality.

    Here's a quote from Bourdais' best mate, Paul Tracy, taken from a blog he writes:

    I’d forgotten how narrow Nurburgring is: and it looks really run down, and not very German. Oh, and there’s Bourdais going back to the pits. I’m not surprised he’s got the boot. The guy was a misery even when he had the best car and was winning everything, so I guess he’s been pretty unbearable this last 18 months. He’s a great driver, but I bet his attitude didn’t exactly encourage the team to solve his problems.

    I’m in two minds about this. I’m dreaming of the day that I’m able to give Bourdais the gears again, but like I’ve said in previous blogs, I will be mightily pissed if he walks back into a deal when I’ve been working my tail off doing promotions, and helping to sell tickets for race organizers, and don’t get a ride.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 07:02

    Here's a quote from Bourdais' best mate, Paul Tracy, taken from a blog he writes:

    OK sorry I just saw there was a naughty word in there :(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 07:04

    By the way, apparently today is the centenary of the birth of Audi. Yay!

  • Kathi17/07/2009 at 07:21

    Twitter is annoying me and more :(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 07:23

    Twitter is annoying me and more :(

    What happened?

  • F1Wolf17/07/2009 at 07:27

    I’m not surprised he’s got the boot. The guy was a misery even when he had the best car and was winning everything, so I guess he’s been pretty unbearable this last 18 months. He’s a great driver, but I bet his attitude didn’t exactly encourage the team to solve his problems.

    that is tough ...

  • Kathi17/07/2009 at 07:29

    What happened?

    Nothing really; but if I stop following people don't be mad it's just because I'm not interested in you ;)

    Anyway, have you seen Jake's answered you on his blog?

  • Kathi17/07/2009 at 07:35

    Nothing really; but if I stop following people don't be mad it's just because I'm not interested in you ;)

    I didn't mean you (Gavin). English is difficult.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 07:36

    Nothing really; but if I stop following people don't be mad it's just because I'm not interested in you ;)

    I'm not that interesting anyway, but I find an organising program like TweetDeck really helps your enjoyment of Twitter...

    Anyway, have you seen Jake's answered you on his blog?

    Ooh no I hadn't - thanks for the heads up!

    Do you think Christine might not like Jake now?

    Anyway, hope you all have a great weekend. I must just say that while we're all relishing the title becoming wide open again, it's worth sparing a thought for Sebastian Bourdais, who has been dropped by Toro Rosso.

    He hasn't actually said more than two words to me all season long and was hardly an engaging paddock personality. Even so, I always think it must be tough when you've been successful elsewhere and you want to prove yourself on the biggest stage of all./blockquote>

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 07:36

    I didn’t mean you (Gavin). English is difficult.

    You actually have a pretty good grasp of it, Kathi. ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 07:37

    Nothing really; but if I stop following people don't be mad it's just because I'm not interested in you ;)

    I didn't mean you (Gavin). English is difficult.

    Actually you have very good English - have you lived in an English-speaking country?

    Ah yes, you reverted to the plural version of 'you' which has no equivalent in English but exists in almost every other language (including Danish!)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 07:45
  • Kathi17/07/2009 at 07:46

    Ooh no I hadn't - thanks for the heads up!

    Nick noticed it

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 07:53

    Ooh no I hadn't - thanks for the heads up!

    Nick noticed it

    Thanks to Nick as well then ;)

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 07:54

    Are we heading down this road next year with the new teams?

    Phoenix F1 wasn't a proper attempt to start a new team - it was Tom Walkinshaw's attempt to get the Prost assets for himself and for Arrows.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 07:56

    Are we heading down this road next year with the new teams?

    Phoenix F1 wasn't a proper attempt to start a new team - it was Tom Walkinshaw's attempt to get the Prost assets for himself and for Arrows.

    I had heard that at the time too. Are we assuming all three of next years' entries to be 100% above board?

  • Rob Sinfield17/07/2009 at 08:17

    F1 at Kemble. 17 July

    Two white, unbranded trucks are on the runway so I assume its Brawn. There is a driver wandering around in white overalls - and unless my eyes deceive me its Anthony Davidson?

    Cheers,

    Rob Sinfield

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 08:28

    Do you think Christine might not like Jake now?

    Sounds perfectly sensible to me.

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 08:29

    I had heard that at the time too. Are we assuming all three of next years’ entries to be 100% above board?

    When even Manor is a serious outfit (if a bit tainted), I think it's safe to assume that Campos and USF1 are above board too.

    Two white, unbranded trucks are on the runway so I assume its Brawn. There is a driver wandering around in white overalls – and unless my eyes deceive me its Anthony Davidson?

    Cool! :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 08:29

    Do you think Christine might not like Jake now?

    Sounds perfectly sensible to me.

    Morning :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 08:34

    Mark Webber's going to have surgery after the Hungarian GP to remove the pins in his leg and has finally admitted what we all knew - his leg wasn't exactly 100% when the season started. Link

  • F1Wolf17/07/2009 at 08:39

    When even Manor is a serious outfit (if a bit tainted), I think it's safe to assume that Campos and USF1 are above board too.

    thinking about those paper tigers with three serious teams selected and another perhaps four left behind (Prodrive, Lola, N Technology, Epsilon Euskadi) ... Well all of these probably can make it to and survive in F1 for a while but not at the same time...

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 08:47

    Moooooooorning all :D

    Just woke up, how are we all?

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 08:55

    On the wiki transcript goodness:

    1) Did I miss who submitted episode 73? There was no name assigned to that show in the wiki and it popped up in dropio a few days ago.

    2) I have made a terrible mistake, putting episode 98 in both F1 Debrief and Aside with Joe categories (technically it is in both categories, but d'oh!) Both Scott and Amy have signed up so I will need them to fight over who gets to do it.

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 08:59

    Just woke up, how are we all?

    Glad it's Friday. You?

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 09:00

    Glad it's Friday. You?

    Same, doing good ta, had a very fun night last night, even got stuck out in the rain, alot of fun!

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 09:02

    Same, doing good ta, had a very fun night last night, even got stuck out in the rain, alot of fun!

    Did you forget your keys?

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 09:02

    Did you forget your keys?

    Nope, but we were along way from home when it started raining

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 09:02

    Glad it's Friday. You?

    Same, doing good ta, had a very fun night last night, even got stuck out in the rain, alot of fun!

    Apparently we are getting 50mm in Denmark over the weekend. I'm a bit worried because we are house-sitting in a 200-year-old farmhouse and I'm sure it will leak...

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 09:03

    Apparently we are getting 50mm in Denmark over the weekend. I'm a bit worried because we are house-sitting in a 200-year-old farmhouse and I'm sure it will leak...

    ooh, badd, sand bags?

    It looks very grim here, i'm hoping it does rain. I love rain soooo very much

  • Rob Sinfield17/07/2009 at 09:09

    Raining here in Kemble - I can hear the car going up the runway though but damned if I'm going out unless I can locate the office brolly!

  • Amy17/07/2009 at 09:12

    2) I have made a terrible mistake, putting episode 98 in both F1 Debrief and Aside with Joe categories (technically it is in both categories, but d'oh!) Both Scott and Amy have signed up so I will need them to fight over who gets to do it.

    Well I haven't started it, so Scott is welcome to it :D

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 09:13

    Well I haven't started it, so Scott is welcome to it :D

    Thanks Amy.

  • F1Wolf17/07/2009 at 09:17

    Nlesinho survived for now, he will race in Hungary

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 09:20

    Am on hold with a company and it sounds like they are playing Macy Gray at me. Not sure I approve.

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 09:22

    Am on hold with a company and it sounds like they are playing Macy Gray at me. Not sure I approve.

    I was on hold during last years Clearing, and the song i was played was Akon - Beautiful Girl, which has the lyrics...

    "That's why it will never work

    You'll have me suicidal, suicidal

    When you say it's over "

    hmmm

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 09:23

    Am on hold with a company and it sounds like they are playing Macy Gray at me. Not sure I approve.

    I know someone whose company only had the Dido album on repeat for held calls - and didn't change it for years!

  • Amy17/07/2009 at 09:35

    I know someone whose company only had the Dido album on repeat for held calls - and didn't change it for years!

    About one hour of every single one of my working days is listening to the hold music of a phone company. They never ever change it and I have nightmares about being Australian, since their hold music likes to tell me that I am.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 09:36

    Yay! We are having a BBQ at work today! ...but sadly, a BBQ is not a sandwich :(

  • Amy17/07/2009 at 09:37

    Yay! We are having a BBQ at work today! ...but sadly, a BBQ is not a sandwich

    Ooh BBQ. We had pizza and since I worked from 10.30-6.30 I got pizza at lunch for the morning staff and at dinner for the late staff.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 09:37

    Nlesinho survived for now, he will race in Hungary

    I wonder if he responded to my Twitter...?

  • F1Wolf17/07/2009 at 09:41

    Yay! We are having a BBQ at work today! ...but sadly, a BBQ is not a sandwich

    we are having beers today, as every Friday, better than sandwich :-)

  • F1Wolf17/07/2009 at 09:44

    I can't believe this, second weekend in a row we are going to have typhoon here ... why they always decide to spoil weekend weather ...

  • me17/07/2009 at 10:06

    1) Did I miss who submitted episode 73? There was no name assigned to that show in the wiki and it popped up in dropio a few days ago.

    was it rachel? i remember thanking someone for it. gimmie 5, i'll check.

  • me17/07/2009 at 10:10

    was it rachel? i remember thanking someone for it. gimmie 5, i'll check.

    nope, that was aside 7. in that case i've no idea.

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 10:10

    was it rachel? i remember thanking someone for it. gimmie 5, i'll check.

    I've got one episode of the Joe show from Rachel.

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 10:11

    nope, that was aside 7. in that case i've no idea.

    A phantom transcriber! This is excellent!

  • me17/07/2009 at 10:12

    Anyone interested in twitters leaked plan to take over the world?

    anyone think we should add arrington/techcruch to the unmentionables list?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 10:13

    Anyone interested in twitters leaked plan to take over the world?

    anyone think we should add arrington/techcruch to the unmentionables list?

    What's he done now? Was he involved

  • me17/07/2009 at 10:17

    Two white, unbranded trucks are on the runway so I assume its Brawn. There is a driver wandering around in white overalls - and unless my eyes deceive me its Anthony Davidson?

    really? coool. that's unexpected.

  • me17/07/2009 at 10:17

    What's he done now? Was he involved

    don't ask and yes.

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 10:18

    really? coool. that's unexpected.

    *insert conspiracy theory here*

    ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 10:18

    What's he done now? Was he involved

    don't ask and yes.

    I googled. Not surprised really. I support the motion to move him to the unmentionables...

  • me17/07/2009 at 10:19

    *insert conspiracy theory here*

    haha. sadly he's already racing next weekend, so couldn't take rubens place even if he wanted too.

  • me17/07/2009 at 10:19

    I googled. Not surprised really. I support the motion to move him to the unmentionables...

    christine found some brilliant tweets about him yesterday.

    i'll add him now.

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 10:19

    haha. sadly he's already racing next weekend, so couldn't take rubens place even if he wanted too.

    oooh, is it portamao LMS next weekend?

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 10:20

    christine found some brilliant tweets about him yesterday.

    The only redeeming thing about Twitter at the moment is the trending topics. Some of the things people say are hilarious.

  • me17/07/2009 at 10:20

    oooh, is it portamao LMS next weekend?

    spa 24hr i think.

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 10:22

    spa 24hr i think.

    ooh, yes. :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 10:28

    spa 24hr i think.

    ooh, yes. :D

    Villeneuve, right?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 10:33

    I googled. Not surprised really. I support the motion to move him to the unmentionables...

    christine found some brilliant tweets about him yesterday.

    i'll add him now.

    BOL 1019 is just about to discuss it too...

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 10:40

    Just saw this....

    "Tom Chilton came close to damaging both his Ford Focus and team transporter in a high-speed stunt that almost – but not quite – went wrong in front of thousands of onlookers."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JudUDft0lgk

  • Flabbergash17/07/2009 at 10:54

    What was the stunt? ;/

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 10:59

    What was the stunt? ;/

    It says he crashed, but if you actually look at the video he stopped a foot or so before the transporter. It should have been fine, but he locked up!

  • Flabbergash17/07/2009 at 11:30

    No, i mean, it says "a stunt nearly goes wrong" so im wondering wat the stunt was meant to be

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 11:33

    No, i mean, it says "a stunt nearly goes wrong" so im wondering wat the stunt was meant to be

    Oh right hehe, if you go on the BTCC website it has the full story which probably makes a bit more sense, i just stole a quote for the video

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 11:37

    Just saw this....

    "Tom Chilton came close to damaging both his Ford Focus and team transporter in a high-speed stunt that almost – but not quite – went wrong in front of thousands of onlookers."

    Tom Chilton is friends with one of my friends from uni.

    I haven't actually met him, but from what i have seen and heard from my mate, the guy is absolutely nuts!

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 11:38

    Nlesinho survived for now, he will race in Hungary

    It only took AUTOSPORT 36 hours to catch up with the news?

  • RG17/07/2009 at 11:41

    Wooo, schooooooooools out for summer. Am now happy, apart from the fact I walked home in heavy rain. Hows everyone?

  • me17/07/2009 at 11:42

    Wooo, schooooooooools out for summer. Am now happy, apart from the fact I walked home in heavy rain. Hows everyone?

    yay. go rg!

    all good here.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 11:42

    Just saw this....

    "Tom Chilton came close to damaging both his Ford Focus and team transporter in a high-speed stunt that almost – but not quite – went wrong in front of thousands of onlookers."

    Tom Chilton is friends with one of my friends from uni.

    I haven't actually met him, but from what i have seen and heard from my mate, the guy is absolutely nuts!

    He's on Facebook too...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 11:42

    Wooo, schooooooooools out for summer. Am now happy, apart from the fact I walked home in heavy rain. Hows everyone?

    Yay! Drinks at Chateau RG?

  • RG17/07/2009 at 11:44

    Yay! Drinks at Chateau RG?

    Em, well only me home, and I'm useless at food and drink.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 11:45

    all good here.

    All good here too :)

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 11:48

    Wooo, schooooooooools out for summer. Am now happy, apart from the fact I walked home in heavy rain. Hows everyone?

    woooooop, good feeling :D

    im gooood, and about to get better, off out for a lovely ride, im not leaving because of you, promise ;)

  • me17/07/2009 at 11:49

    all good here.

    All good here too :)

    that's cause it's no longer thursday :)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 11:49

    Not if they are daft enough to sign a Concorde Agreement before the election.

    I have thought of a way out, if the FIA faces a breakaway of its own, which it may well do with todt, the teams would have genuine grounds to walk away/

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 11:52

    that's cause it's no longer thursday :)

    Since R.G. has mentioned that he's on Summer holidays the sun has come out from behind the clouds!

  • RG17/07/2009 at 11:53

    Since R.G. has mentioned that he's on Summer holidays the sun has come out from behind the clouds!

    The wind has picked up here. Still raining.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 11:53

    The wind has picked up here. Still raining.

    Oh dear :(

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 12:00

    It's probably just me... But does the first motorhome (the black one in this shot) look a bit like a giant camera?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/on-a-cold-and-wet-july-day-jpg

    No? Maybe it's just me...

  • me17/07/2009 at 12:03

    No? Maybe it's just me...

    i think it'd be deceiving driving towards it. you'd get the impression the road goes on forever.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 12:04

    Does anyone know how to make a macro in excel that can copy and paste every fourth entry in a column of data?

  • Rob Sinfield17/07/2009 at 12:04

    Brawn at Kemble...

    Fair to say that they are concentrating on getting heat into the tyres!

    Davidson is caning the life out of the car, non stop practice starts, slowing down then giving it huge welly - rear of the car stepping out all the time.

    Fun to watch though!

    Rob Sinfield.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 12:07

    Roar! I'm eating a King-Sized Line Ice cream in a cone! Roar!

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 12:12

    Does anyone know how to make a macro in excel that can copy and paste every fourth entry in a column of data?

    Copy and paste it where?

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 12:12

    Brawn at Kemble...

    Is there normally just 1 red arrow there?

    http://www.kemblecam.co.uk/

  • me17/07/2009 at 12:13

    Is there normally just 1 red arrow there?

    yeah. it doesn't have an engine.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 12:13

    Does anyone know how to make a macro in excel that can copy and paste every fourth entry in a column of data?

    Copy and paste it where?

    into a new column...

  • Rob Sinfield17/07/2009 at 12:14

    Yes - this is no longer the home of the Red Arrows - just F1 teams and airliners that have come to die...

    Rob

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 12:15

    Without using a macro... If it's a one off situation and you want to just grab some data the fastest way is...

    Imagine you have all your data running from A2 down to A100.

    Then put in B2 a 1

    Then in B3 put =if(A2=4,1,A2+1)

    Then fill down with this. Copy and paste values in the column and sort grab the 4s.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 12:15

    Then in B3 put =if(A2=4,1,A2+1)

    put =if(B2=4,1,B2+1)

  • James17/07/2009 at 12:21

    Just quickly dropping by to say I've uploaded on to the drop what I've done for the transcript, unfortunatly I'm not going to be able to complete it but anyone else is welcome to do so. I'm not going to be around for the next while unfortunatly :(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 12:22

    Just quickly dropping by to say I've uploaded on to the drop what I've done for the transcript, unfortunatly I'm not going to be able to complete it but anyone else is welcome to do so. I'm not going to be around for the next while unfortunatly :(

    Where are you off to?

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 12:26

    into a new column...

    Don't judge this program please... This is very quick and dirty but it will do what you want I think Gavin...

    Sub gavinssub()

    x = 0

    y = 0

    For Each Cell In Range("A2:A100")

    x = x + 1

    If x = 4 Then

    y = y + 1

    Cell.Copy Range("B" & y)

    x = 0

    End If

    Next Cell

    End Sub

  • James17/07/2009 at 12:28

    Where are you off to?

    No where exciting, I'm going to be internet-less for a while because of family problems.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 12:29

    Button is on twitter? Looks to be incredibly lame compared to the two Brazillians.

  • me17/07/2009 at 12:30

    No where exciting, I'm going to be internet-less for a while because of family problems.

    sorry to hear that james. appreciate the transcript. pls yell loudly when you're back.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 12:30

    Where are you off to?

    No where exciting, I'm going to be internet-less for a while because of family problems.

    OK, hope you get it sorted and see you soon dude...

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 12:31

    No where exciting, I'm going to be internet-less for a while because of family problems.

    Sorry to hear that James. Hope things get sorted soon.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 12:33

    All the Best James

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 12:47

    Thanks Alex :)

    How do you stop a macro when it hits a blank cell?

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 12:49

    if cell.value = "" then exit sub

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 12:51

    if cell.value = "" then exit sub

    Giggles, you fixed it for me! :D

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 12:52

    Giggles, you fixed it for me! :D

    :)

    Just hope nobody who works for me ever sees that code... ;)

    No variables defined... THE HORROR! ;)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 13:07

    http://www.leemckenzie.tv/full_story.asp?pageref=37

    Lee explains a lot about her work around 'the pen'

    I wonder who the former GP2 driver was that she doesn't get along with? Lewis?

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 13:25

    I wonder who the former GP2 driver was that she doesn't get along with? Lewis?

    I don't think it's Lewis no. For some reason I guessed Nico.

  • me17/07/2009 at 13:29

    Lee explains a lot about her work around 'the pen'

    "although English speakers always come to me first"

    oh goodie. i have a question for 5live come next friday then.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 13:30

    oh goodie. i have a question for 5live come next friday then.

    :)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 13:33

    oh goodie. i have a question for 5live come next friday then.

    Whats that?

  • me17/07/2009 at 13:35

    Whats that?

    who gets to the drivers first, lee or holly.

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 13:37

    Just had an email from Keith the Marshal. He's off to F2 this weekend, Brands, is it? Will let us know how it goes afterwards.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 13:38

    who gets to the drivers first, lee or holly.

    Ah, there is a list.. some bits of it were leaked a few years ago.

    It will be Lee as tv takes priority.

    I think it goes home tv ...big 3 tv countries, home radio then whatever the driver feels like

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 13:38

    Just had an email from Keith the Marshal. He's off to F2 this weekend, Brands, is it? Will let us know how it goes afterwards.

    Yes, Brands - the WTCC round...

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 13:38

    I think it goes home tv ...big 3 tv countries, home radio then whatever the driver feels like

    Team, not driver, sorry

  • me17/07/2009 at 13:39

    It will be Lee as tv takes priority.

    are you sure? mind you, all the more reason to ask :)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 13:41

    are you sure? mind you, all the more reason to ask :)

    I am not certain, bu i do remember seeing something, it was about 3 years out of date. F1 digital + had priority over itv which annoyed some people!

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 13:42

    Anyone want to kill their friday productivity?

    This is very addictive http://www.onemorelevel.com/game/demolition_city

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:06

    To prove that such a thing is possible I have dropped a picture of me wearing a shirt without a collar...

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-121

    I'm sure this will be very exciting for everyone ;)

  • Alianora La Canta17/07/2009 at 14:06

    As ever, tell us if you are planning anything exciting for the weekend – it’s a non-GP weekend, so you’d better be making the most of it. {Original entry}

    The usual stuff - visit to town, visit to Grandma's, swimming club, blogging and assorted computer-related activities.

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 14:07

    I'm sure this will be very exciting for everyone ;)

    Oh my god!! What's the occasion?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 14:08

    To prove that such a thing is possible I have dropped a picture of me wearing a shirt without a collar...

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-121

    I'm sure this will be very exciting for everyone ;)

    But you look unhappy :(

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:08

    To prove that such a thing is possible I have dropped a picture of me wearing a shirt without a collar...

    is that the sidepodtee underneath?

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:09

    Oh my god!! What's the occasion?

    Well I am working from home today and I thought that perhaps you all deserved a Friday treat - this sounds totally bonkers I realise!

    This is the only non Sidepodcast non-collared shirt that I own.

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 14:10

    Well I am working from home today and I thought that perhaps you all deserved a Friday treat - this sounds totally bonkers I realise!

    Aww. How long before you get changed though?

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:10

    is that the sidepodtee underneath?

    No. I don't know much about these things but this shirt seems to have a fake undershirt that doesn't really go under the shirt. I know this is probably old hat to all of you people but it was quite a revelation to me!

  • Alianora La Canta17/07/2009 at 14:12

    The internet dependency conversation early this morning was interesting. I couldn't get onto the internet this morning and was quite unhappy about it. Initially Mum and I thought blame belonged to the BT people who have dug a hole in the road opposite to fix a cable. It turned out to be something closer to home - the software had "forgotten" the password to get onto the internet, meaning I had to wait for Dad to type it in again...

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 14:13

    Well I am working from home today and I thought that perhaps you all deserved a Friday treat - this sounds totally bonkers I realise!

    Do you feel like your neck can move too much and is slightly out of control?

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:13

    No. I don't know much about these things but this shirt seems to have a fake undershirt that doesn't really go under the shirt. I know this is probably old hat to all of you people but it was quite a revelation to me!

    a mock collar.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:14

    Do you feel like your neck can move too much and is slightly out of control?

    It's utter madness I tells you!

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:15

    a mock collar.

    Like the turtles? So much to learn.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 14:15

    The internet dependency conversation early this morning was interesting. I couldn't get onto the internet this morning and was quite unhappy about it. Initially Mum and I thought blame belonged to the BT people who have dug a hole in the road opposite to fix a cable. It turned out to be something closer to home - the software had "forgotten" the password to get onto the internet, meaning I had to wait for Dad to type it in again...

    Why are you not allowed to know the password?

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 14:15

    It's utter madness I tells you!

    :lol:

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:15

    Aww. How long before you get changed though?

    I might see how it goes for the rest of the afternoon. It can't hurt that much can it?

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:16

    But you look unhappy :(

    Here you are Gavin - a smiling version especially for you!

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

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 14:16

    But you look unhappy :(

    Here you are Gavin - a smiling version especially for you!

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

    Much better - carry on then! :)

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 14:17

    Here you are Gavin - a smiling version especially for you!

    Hehehe. I like that one.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:18

    I might see how it goes for the rest of the afternoon. It can't hurt that much can it?

    Oh noes! Disaster... I was just off to the kitchen to make some coffee... Where do I put my iPhone as I wonder around listening to music as I go?

    This shirt has malfunctioned! There are no pockets! I'm looking at the manual and there is only washing instructions! What's going on?

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:18

    a mock collar.

    Like the turtles? So much to learn.

    christine... can you dig it?

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:19

    Hehehe. I like that one.

    You can see in the backround ready at all times the apple box with the "Just an F1 Minute" topics in it.

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 14:19

    christine... can you dig it?

    ... yes you can?

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:21

    ... yes you can?

    :cry:

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 14:22

    Oh noes! Disaster... I was just off to the kitchen to make some coffee... Where do I put my iPhone as I wonder around listening to music as I go?

    I have this problem a lot.

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:23

    ... yes you can?

    :cry:

    in fairness, the mock turtles game is a bit rubbish. they only have one song and it only has about four words in it.

    madchester fail.

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:24

    Oh noes! Disaster... I was just off to the kitchen to make some coffee... Where do I put my iPhone as I wonder around listening to music as I go?

    steve pulled the nano from the pocket with no purpose. suppose you don't own any jeans either?

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 14:25

    in fairness, the mock turtles game is a bit rubbish. they only have one song and it only has about four words in it.

    You need an obscure band with an enormous back catalogue. Not easy to find?

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:25

    steve pulled the nano from the pocket with no purpose. suppose you don't own any jeans either?

    I do have a pair somewhere I think...

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:26

    I have this problem a lot.

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/picture-4

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:26

    I do have a pair somewhere I think...

    i don't believe you,

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 14:26

    I do have a pair somewhere I think...

    Bit much to ask, though, jeans AND no collar in one afternoon!

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 14:26

    i don't believe you,

    Pics or it didn't happen?

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:27

    Pics or it didn't happen?

    always.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 14:28

    Oh noes! Disaster... I was just off to the kitchen to make some coffee... Where do I put my iPhone as I wonder around listening to music as I go?

    Do you own a hat? you could wear that with the iphone underneath?

  • Alianora La Canta17/07/2009 at 14:30

    According to AUTOSPORT they have an agreement with Citroen to put Loeb in the car as soon as he clinches the rally championship and I guess Bourdais’s performance clause had a deadline it had to be activated by. So they have to get rid of him now or keep him until the end of the season.

    AUTOSPORT also said that they will probably give Hartley a race or two as well as Jimmy Superaguri. But in the end Loeb is called Sebastien. If the WRC goes down to the wire Loeb will only do the last race of the season. {Comment #100}

    There is a problem with this theory. A team is only allowed four drivers per season. While it could have any two of Alguesuari, Hartley and Loeb in Toro Rosso, it couldn't have all three unless there was no choice (for example because three of the four drivers were injured or refused to have anything whatsoever to do with the team any more).

    Besides, Sebastién seems to think his contract's been broken, so the Contracts Recognitions Board could require Toro Rosso to re-hire him if they lose the court case before the end of the season (unlikely but possible).

    Mind you, Mum has a theory that Hartley is going to replace Webber while Mark recovers from the surgery he's having on his leg after next race. I don't think she's checked the gap between Hungary and Valencia (which is four weeks and thus ample time for Mark to recover), but other than that it would have been a neat solution to the "problem" of three drivers for one seat.

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:30

    Do you own a hat? you could wear that with the iphone underneath?

    he does.

    would you be surprised to learn there's a pic of him wearing it in drop.io?

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 14:31

    Oh noes! Disaster... I was just off to the kitchen to make some coffee... Where do I put my iPhone as I wonder around listening to music as I go?

    I have this problem a lot.

    i thought you didnt like coffee

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:31

    would you be surprised to learn there's a pic of him wearing it in drop.io?

    :)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 14:32

    would you be surprised to learn there's a pic of him wearing it in drop.io?

    hehe, I would be surprised if there wasnt!"

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 14:32

    he does.

    Is it big enough to fit an iphone under?

    This could be the start of a new craze

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:32

    always.

    Found them!

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/picture-7

    I had to use a very strange angle to take that picture unaided!

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 14:33

    Found them!

    Yay!

    What else can we make him do?

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:34

    Found them!

    you didn't say your jumper was of the hypercolor variety?

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:34

    What else can we make him do?

    trainers?

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 14:34

    What else can we make him do?

    I would like giggles to fix it for me to not have stingey legs (nettle bushes + bike rides) and don't anyone say doc leaves because that sooo didnt work

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:34

    Is it big enough to fit an iphone under?

    It works!

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/picture-9-10

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:35

    I would like giggles to fix it for me to not have stingey legs (nettle bushes + bike rides) and don't anyone say doc leaves because that sooo didnt work

    did you spit on them first?

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:35
  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:35

    trainers?

    Ah now I really don't think I have any of those... I'll have a quick look.

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 14:35

    did you spit on them first?

    you're making that up?! you have to spit on it?!

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 14:36
  • Alianora La Canta17/07/2009 at 14:36

    I thought STR had to start making their own car as of next year? {Comment #133}

    That is correct.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:36

    you're making that up?! you have to spit on it?!

    You spit on the dock leaves!

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:37

    you're making that up?! you have to spit on it?!

    scrunch and spit. yes.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:37

    you're making that up?! you have to spit on it?!

    Recent research into the curative properties of the dock leaf by Dr. A. Cocklawn of BRIT (Botanical Research Institute of Tallaght) has shown high levels of chlorphenamine, a powerful antihistamine, finally providing hard evidence for the medicative power of Rumex patientia.

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 14:38

    scrunch and spit. yes.

    ah, this would explain why it made them worse. that and i always get confused as to which ones are dock leaves

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:38

    trainers?

    No trainers :(

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:39

    ah, this would explain why it made them worse. that and i always get confused as to which ones are dock leaves

    the ones that don't sting you.

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:39

    No trainers :(

    boo... christine?

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 14:39

    the ones that don't sting you.

    I know what nettles are, it just depends what else is near by as to how confused i get

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 14:39

    boo... christine?

    I have trainers, yes.

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 14:39

    No trainers :(

    any other sort of shoe?

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 14:39

    I would like giggles to fix it for me to not have stingey legs (nettle bushes + bike rides) and don't anyone say doc leaves because that sooo didnt work

    Crush the dock leaves to get the juice out and then rub that on your leg.

    If you spit its up to you ;)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 14:40

    No trainers :(

    Plimsolls?

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:41

    any other sort of shoe?

    Well I often wear shoes. I don't think that's the point.

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 14:43

    boo... christine?

    What about shorts?

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 14:44

    What about shorts?

    Is this a "how many ways can you store your iphone" session?

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 14:45

    Is this a "how many ways can you store your iphone" session?

    I thought it was a "see what's in Alex's wardrobe" session?

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:47

    I thought it was a "see what's in Alex's wardrobe" session?

    and now his legs... apparently.

    ;)

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:48

    What about shorts?

    Aha that I can do I was wearing shorts before this began:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/picture-13-14

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:50

    Gosh after all this changing it's probably time for a snack...

    Luckily I keep a few Nachos in my hat:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/picture-12-13

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:50

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/picture-13-14

    she's not having one.

    (the polar bear, that is)

  • Alianora La Canta17/07/2009 at 14:52

    Didn’t Jos Verstappen or Heinz-Harald Frenzten manage to sue Tom Walkinshaw (of Arrows) for sacking them? {Comment #200}

    Verstappen might have done, but I think Pedro de la Rosa did as well. They probably weren't the only two. Tom Walkinshaw simply wasn't very tactful about dropping drivers.

    Heinz-Harald Frentzen wouldn't have sued Tom Walkinshaw about his contract ending early because his stint at Arrows was effectively paid for by Jordan. The Silverstone squad ended up settling out of court with him after dismissing HHF days before his home Grand Prix in 2001.

    The increasing prominence of the CRB has reduced the number of court cases significantly over the past few years because most matters can be settled with the CRB's before irretrievable actions are taken.

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:53

    Luckily I keep a few Nachos in my hat:

    :D

    :D

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta17/07/2009 at 14:54

    suing is one thing, but being surprised and shocked does hint at Mr Bourdais being seriously distant from the reality. {Comment #205}

    Perhaps Sebastién was expecting any dismissal to be done at some other point, for example at the end of the month (which would have put the dismissal after Hungary) or the end of last month (which would have put the dismissal before Germany and he might therefore have considered himself safe). Sometimes being forced out against procedure can be as shocking as being forced out in the first place...

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:55

    (the polar bear, that is)

    Doesn't everyone have a polar bear in their house?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/picture-17

    (Katherine snuck it in by owning it before we started going out)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 14:55

    Luckily I keep a few Nachos in my hat:

    Good to see your productivity isn't affected when you work from home Alex!

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 14:57

    Good to see your productivity isn't affected when you work from home Alex!

    :)

    This is what it's like in the office!

    Actually I just rolled a new app I started at 7 this morning into production. I think I'm doing okay!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 14:57

    Does lou know that Jenson Button is tweetering?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 14:58

    My office is sadly, the exact opposite :(

  • me17/07/2009 at 14:59

    Actually I just rolled a new app I started at 7 this morning into production. I think I'm doing okay!

    journeyer needs you!

  • Alianora La Canta17/07/2009 at 14:59

    I had heard that at the time too. Are we assuming all three of next years’ entries to be 100% above board? {Comment #221}

    I'm assuming that Campos and Manor may struggle for sponsors, but that Manor will be helped through by its friendships. USF1 will probably be fine on the grounds that it's been planned for so long. I don't know if they're above board in the other sense because that depends on non-verification of the Cosworth rumours.

    There's also the matter of the FIA implicitly invalidating its entire entry list, but that's another story...

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:01

    journeyer needs you!

    I didn't quite see what all of that was about. Innovation in the workplace or somesuch.

    From personal experience if innovation starts happening even in a small corner of the firm then everyone starts doing it just to keep up.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 15:03

    Does lou know that Jenson Button is tweetering?

    ..and tweeting badly.

    I dont want to know how far he has run, i want him to make jokes about kimi's hat!

  • me17/07/2009 at 15:03

    From personal experience if innovation starts happening even in a small corner of the firm then everyone starts doing it just to keep up.

    same with me. i have worked in places such as that described though, but no for very long!

    'suppose if that's the culture, changing it is a challenge.

  • Alianora La Canta17/07/2009 at 15:04

    I know someone whose company only had the Dido album on repeat for held calls – and didn’t change it for years! {Comment #242}

    Beats the crackly 1960's lift music my ISP uses!

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:08

    'suppose if that's the culture, changing it is a challenge.

    That's true. It's hard certainly - but worth it. At this current firm at first I had to convince them that they wanted me to do something by building a prototype my spare time. This was many years ago, and now the culture is "give it a go, don't waste too much time, but give it a go".

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:10

    That's true. It's hard certainly - but worth it. At this current firm at first I had to convince them that they wanted me to do something by building a prototype my spare time. This was many years ago, and now the culture is "give it a go, don't waste too much time, but give it a go".

    But sometimes, and at some firms, they don't want to know. And if that's the case it is certainly time to move on - fast!

  • Alianora La Canta17/07/2009 at 15:15

    No where exciting, I’m going to be internet-less for a while because of family problems. {Comment #301}

    Hope the problems are resolved soon and everyone becomes happy again.

  • me17/07/2009 at 15:15

    But sometimes, and at some firms, they don't want to know. And if that's the case it is certainly time to move on - fast!

    that may not be the advice he was hoping for but i agree.

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 15:16

    that may not be the advice he was hoping for but i agree.

    I thought it was the other way round and he was trying to figure out how to encourage people to innovate.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:18

    that may not be the advice he was hoping for but i agree.

    Well he can read the first bit only if he likes :)

    Weirdly, I feel like if you work at really large or quite small (fewer than 100 people) it's probably easier. In the small firm the changes you can make will be quickly felt. In the large firms they will have systems in place to deal with it. It's probably the firms in between where there are problems.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:19

    I thought it was the other way round and he was trying to figure out how to encourage people to innovate.

    Ah possibly... I didn't see his original comments...

    Glad you're here, I was worried you may have fainted after the shorts! ;)

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 15:22

    Glad you're here, I was worried you may have fainted after the shorts! ;)

    Hehehe. I like Live Commenting Giggles' Wardrobe. It's fun.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:27

    Hehehe. I like Live Commenting Giggles' Wardrobe. It's fun.

    I'm always on the lookout for new live commenting oppertunities :)

  • Alianora La Canta17/07/2009 at 15:29

    Why are you not allowed to know the password? {Comment #337}

    Because the connection is through Dad's computer. The rule is that passwords associated with a given computer at home are the sole responsibility of whoever's computer it is (in Mum's case this is easy because her computer doesn't need any passwords at all).

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:32

    I would now like somebody to pick a letter...

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 15:32

    Z

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 15:33

    I would now like somebody to pick a letter...

    Z?

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:33

    Z

    Thank you...

    And a number...

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 15:33

    Z

    spooky...

    72

  • RG17/07/2009 at 15:33

    I would now like somebody to pick a letter...

    R

    Oh, I'm back. In mid writing blog post.

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 15:33

    Z?

    the best people pick Z ;)

  • RG17/07/2009 at 15:33

    R

    44

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:36

    Z

    spooky...

    72

    Okay I don't have 72 but I went round a few times... Zac and Sarah by Ben Folds. Thank you :)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 15:37

    Okay I don't have 72 but I went round a few times... Zac and Sarah by Ben Folds. Thank you :)

    aha... book or music?

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:37

    R

    44

    I'll move on to Rat Trap by the Boomtown Rats after Ben Folds...

    Thanks all :)

  • me17/07/2009 at 15:39

    R

    44

    I'll move on to Rat Trap by the Boomtown Rats after Ben Folds...

    Thanks all :)

    hehe: http://www.last.fm/user/aandronov

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:40

    aha... book or music?

    Music:

    http://vimeo.com/2874304

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:42

    hehe: http://www.last.fm/user/aandronov

    That's quite mad... Of course!

    I'm going to run out of tracks in a second... Any more suggestions?

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 15:43

    I'm going to run out of tracks in a second... Any more suggestions?

    P24

  • RG17/07/2009 at 15:43

    I'm going to run out of tracks in a second... Any more suggestions?

    V 22

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:44

    P24

    Panic by the Smiths

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 15:44

    Coming to an apple store near you...

    http://tiny.cc/RdeHQ

    :D Mr C will love this...

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:45

    V 22

    Vally Winter Song by the Fountains of Wayne

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 15:45

    I'm going to run out of tracks in a second... Any more suggestions?

    British India... i dont know the code :P

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:46

    British India... i dont know the code :P

    Just say a letter and a number.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 15:47

    Just say a letter and a number.

    U 2 ? ;)

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:47

    P24

    The only problem with this one was that Jon chose Panic by the Smiths... Which does contain the line - "Hang the DJ" - whoops! ;)

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:47

    U 2 ? ;)

    hahahaha :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 15:50

    Stop faffing about and play some Hard Rock Alex! :D

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:50

    U 2 ? ;)

    What I am doing is I have put all my tracks in alphabetical order and am using the letter then counting down that many.

    Weirdly... And this really is weird U2 is Ultraviolet (Light my way) by U2...

  • me17/07/2009 at 15:51

    U 2 ? ;)

    hahahaha :)

    :D

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:51

    Stop faffing about and play some Hard Rock Alex! :D

    :)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 15:52

    Weirdly... And this really is weird U2 is Ultraviolet (Light my way) by U2...

    hehehe

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:52

    What I am doing is I have put all my tracks in alphabetical order and am using the letter then counting down that many.

    This is Stuart C's game... As famously mentioned in one of the Daily Grapevine reports from last year.

  • me17/07/2009 at 15:52

    :D Mr C will love this...

    will it feature a boy inside a tv reading notes you pass him?

  • me17/07/2009 at 15:52

    U 2 ? ;)

    A1

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 15:53

    will it feature a boy inside a tv reading notes you pass him?

    I wonder what happens if you pass him a note with "Ctrl Alt Delete" scribbled on it?

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:53

    A1

    :)

    B(link) 182 ;)

    Actually A1 is A&E by Goldfrapp

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:54

    will it feature a boy inside a tv reading notes you pass him?

    :)

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:54

    I wonder what happens if you pass him a note with "Ctrl Alt Delete" scribbled on it?

    hahaha

  • me17/07/2009 at 15:55

    I wonder what happens if you pass him a note with "Ctrl Alt Delete" scribbled on it?

    genius

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 15:56

    Stop faffing about and play some Hard Rock Alex! :D

    I have had a look and I was trying to decide what the hardest thing I have is? Pantera? Does that work?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 15:58

    Stop faffing about and play some Hard Rock Alex! :D

    I have had a look and I was trying to decide what the hardest thing I have is? Pantera? Does that work?

    That will do!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 15:59

    Stupid people who think the train is a place where kids can run up and down the aisles screaming and shouting ...DON'T THEY KNOW I'M TRYING TO BLOG FOR F1'S SAKE!!! :(

  • Rich17/07/2009 at 15:59

    For the Timo fans among us...

    http://www.formula1.com/news/interviews/2009/7/9630.html

  • me17/07/2009 at 16:00

    DON'T THEY KNOW I'M TRYING TO BLOG FOR F1'S SAKE!!! :(

    wow, that must be some post.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 16:00

    That will do!

    I am listening to the first track as I don't really know the album.

    Can you tell that Metal isn't really my area from my top artists from Last FM?

    The Flaming Lips

    Bob Dylan

    The Killers

    Morrissey

    Martha Wainwright

    Amy Winehouse

    Goldfrapp

    The White Stripes

    R.E.M.

    Ben Folds

    The Divine Comedy

    Frank Black and the Catholics

    The Fratellis

    Grandaddy

    Elbow

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 16:01

    DON'T THEY KNOW I'M TRYING TO BLOG FOR F1'S SAKE!!! :(

    wow, that must be some post.

    No, it's just the driver consistencies for Germany that I should have written earlier in the week...

  • RG17/07/2009 at 16:01

    I have had a look and I was trying to decide what the hardest thing I have is? Pantera? Does that work?

    Pantera, Pantano. Going to stop having to read things as if they are F1 all the time.

    For the Timo fans among us...

    Eeeeeek, cheers Rich.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 16:01

    Can you tell that Metal isn't really my area from my top artists from Last FM?

    White Stripes are quite heavy...

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 16:01

    Can you tell that Metal isn't really my area from my top artists from Last FM?

    If you look up Indie you find me in the dictionary ;)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 16:02

    Stupid people who think the train is a place where kids can run up and down the aisles screaming and shouting ...DON'T THEY KNOW I'M TRYING TO BLOG FOR F1'S SAKE!!! :(

    Do you have any fruit you can throw at them? a cup of coffee perhaps?

    Just target one, the rest will fall into line!

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 16:03

    White Stripes are quite heavy...

    I like it... don't get me wrong. And the Pixies (Frank Black mentioned) is pretty heavy too. But there's a reason why when people are randomly picking it's not that heavy.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)17/07/2009 at 16:04

    Stupid people who think the train is a place where kids can run up and down the aisles screaming and shouting ...DON'T THEY KNOW I'M TRYING TO BLOG FOR F1'S SAKE!!! :(

    Do you have any fruit you can throw at them? a cup of coffee perhaps?

    Just target one, the rest will fall into line!

    OK guys, train is nearly home... I will be offline most of the weekend so have a good one ;)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 16:05

    OK guys, train is nearly home... I will be offline most of the weekend so have a good one ;)

    You too¬!

    (U2)

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 16:06

    You too¬!

    (U2)

    :0

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 16:09

    OK guys, train is nearly home... I will be offline most of the weekend so have a good one ;)

    You too!

  • Rich17/07/2009 at 16:15

    Does anyone have a source for fastest lap times for each driver for each race? In particular I was wondering who were the ten faster drivers than Rubens in Germany?

    I suppose there s no source for the time of each lap for each driver?

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 16:16

    Wardrobe update: I have decided to stick with the collarless pocketless mad shirt for the rest of the day but I have drawn the line at jeans and have reverted to shorts.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 16:20

    Wardrobe update: I have decided to stick with the collarless pocketless mad shirt for the rest of the day

    That sounds Insane! :P

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 16:22

    The bear is wearing my hat now it makes him look very serious...

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-122

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 16:24

    The bear is wearing my hat now it makes him look very serious...

    Hehe...Kung-fu teddy!

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 16:38

    #sidepodspace update

    The shuttle is due to dock with the ISS in 1 hour 20 minutes ish. NASA TV is showing the shuttle from the ISS with the Earth in the background.

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 16:39

    howdy

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 16:40

    a) how is everyone, any news?

    b) has the Firefox update been mentioned? it fixes the slow load time. i timed it today. six minutes. off to install the update..

  • RG17/07/2009 at 16:45

    a) how is everyone, any news?

    I am fine thanks, a certain J. Herbert will replace a A. Davidson at Hungary for 5Live, they have just tweeted.

    If its not one commentor missing Hungary, its another...

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 16:46

    I am fine thanks, a certain J. Herbert will replace a A. Davidson at Hungary for 5Live, they have just tweeted.

    That's not necessarily a bad trade

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 16:47

    b) has the Firefox update been mentioned? it fixes the slow load time. i timed it today. six minutes. off to install the update..

    Link: http://bit.ly/uGFQy

  • me17/07/2009 at 16:47

    5livef1: "We are delighted to say that Johnny Herbert will be taking Ant's place in the commentary box in Hungary! Good luck to Ant at Spa..."

  • me17/07/2009 at 16:48

    a) how is everyone, any news?

    b) has the Firefox update been mentioned? it fixes the slow load time. i timed it today. six minutes. off to install the update..

    six minutes to load firefox?

  • me17/07/2009 at 16:48

    If its not one commentor missing Hungary, its another...

    :D

  • me17/07/2009 at 16:48

    The bear is wearing my hat now it makes him look very serious...

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 16:50

    Apologies for ignoring other comments but I am not here.

    The shuttle will perform the backflip in about 7 minutes

  • Rich17/07/2009 at 16:50

    5livef1: "We are delighted to say that Johnny Herbert will be taking Ant's place in the commentary box in Hungary! Good luck to Ant at Spa..."

    I really enjoy Ant's commentary so I will miss him - but I too wish him all the luck at Spa. Hopefully Johnny Herbert will not be like DC who was terrible in the last race.

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 16:50

    six minutes to load firefox?

    Yes. I think this is partly my computer because I took out a cooling fan and put it in another case - it is a lot faster now though, seconds I think.. Will test again next time I boot from cold.

  • me17/07/2009 at 16:55

    Yes. I think this is partly my computer because I took out a cooling fan and put it in another case - it is a lot faster now though, seconds I think.. Will test again next time I boot from cold.

    just updated, startup and shutdown is improved.

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 16:58

    Whats that?

    who gets to the drivers first, lee or holly.

    Can you ask them what the point is of having both talk to the same drivers, and why it is they can't just use the TV interview on the radio?

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 17:00

    Can you ask them what the point is of having both talk to the same drivers, and why it is they can't just use the TV interview on the radio?

    I'm not suggesting losing Holly... just a bit of redeployment.

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 17:01

    christine... can you dig it?

    ... yes you can?

    I think the rap repetition is more ingrained than the one with the 'yeah', because this was also my response. It could be that I've blocked it out because of that ruddy advert.

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 17:03

    LCLT test. I'm doing a Steven and using it to catch up while reading new stuff in Doohickey. LCLT told me it couldn't post it, then it posted it.

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 17:03

    sorry about that, LCLT told me it couldn't submit it, then it appeared in Doohickey, how odd.

  • me17/07/2009 at 17:08

    Can you ask them what the point is of having both talk to the same drivers, and why it is they can't just use the TV interview on the radio?

    I'm not suggesting losing Holly... just a bit of redeployment.

    you raise a very good question.

  • me17/07/2009 at 17:10

    tweet from neil re: ant's no show next weekend:

    "Driving for Nissan - tech boss being a Mr. Stepney of former F1 fame."

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 17:10

    Can you ask them what the point is of having both talk to the same drivers, and why it is they can't just use the TV interview on the radio?

    They are two different companies.

    Thats why Ant was wearing Brawn gear on the forum the other day,

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 17:11

    They are two different companies.

    BBC do the TV stuff

    And the radio is done by ??? Productions

  • me17/07/2009 at 17:12

    And the radio is done by ??? Productions

    usp content

  • me17/07/2009 at 17:12

    usp content

    actually, haven't given them a plug in ages. you can get more info on what they do here:

    http://uspcontent.com/

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 17:12

    usp content

    Ah... I've heard of them ;)

  • me17/07/2009 at 17:13

    Ah... I've heard of them ;)

    unnamed f1 cap provider.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 17:14

    unnamed f1 cap provider.

    :)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 17:14

    usp content

    Thats the one. I keep thinking what a silly name every time i hear it!

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 17:16

    Wardrobe update: I have decided to stick with the collarless pocketless mad shirt for the rest of the day but I have drawn the line at jeans and have reverted to shorts.

    Brave decision, particularly shorts if it is as wet there as it is here, though maybe you are not going outside.

  • me17/07/2009 at 17:17

    Thats the one. I keep thinking what a silly name every time i hear it!

    i'm slightly concerned that i just found a video on the site featuring vb-h and she's admitted to enjoying the occasion fig roll.

    no vicki, never!

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 17:19

    Brave decision, particularly shorts if it is as wet there as it is here, though maybe you are not going outside.

    I'm battling through... No plans to go out no. It may be wet outside but hopefully that's not a factor in here. I'm literally pretending that it is summer - I'm wearing shorts and drinking a Sol with a Lime.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 17:19

    no vicki, never!

    Do you not like fig rolls?

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 17:19

    They are two different companies.

    Who owns the radio rights, BBC or USP? There is no logical reason why USP can't drop in a BBC clip into a BBC show live on BBC Radio.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 17:19

    Brave decision, particularly shorts if it is as wet there as it is here, though maybe you are not going outside.

    Ive just realised i have a similar policy towards shorts as alex does with collars.

    I do wear jeans wen i go out 'out', but i cant think of a day in my life where i haven't worn shorts for at least an hour!

  • me17/07/2009 at 17:20

    Do you not like fig rolls?

    i'd eat them, but not a fan. i'd never buy one, put it that way.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 17:21

    Nick in which country do you reside?

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 17:21

    I do wear jeans wen i go out 'out', but i cant think of a day in my life where i haven't worn shorts for at least an hour!

    Shorts are for use only when it is unbelievably hot.

  • me17/07/2009 at 17:21

    Who owns the radio rights, BBC or USP? There is no logical reason why USP can't drop in a BBC clip into a BBC show live on BBC Radio.

    bernie.

    5live use ted on friday's so i don't think there's a problem. shall enquire during friday tweet-fest.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 17:21

    Who owns the radio rights, BBC or USP? There is no logical reason why USP can't drop in a BBC clip into a BBC show live on BBC Radio.

    USP sell the commentary to the bbc. but they also sell it to kangaroo at the circuits.

    I guess the bbc would charge them to use their content on kangaroo.

    I suspect the radio contract with USP is a long term deal which was signed before they got the TV rights so it will all be paid for..

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 17:22

    I'm battling through... No plans to go out no. It may be wet outside but hopefully that's not a factor in here. I'm literally pretending that it is summer - I'm wearing shorts and drinking a Sol with a Lime.

    Hm this may be where I'm going wrong with a cardigan-thing and a cup of tea, acting like we're in autumn..

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 17:23

    5live use ted on friday's so i don't think there's a problem. shall enquire during friday tweet-fest.

    And Ant was on the TV thingamagig

  • RG17/07/2009 at 17:23

    Just finished blog post, about f1, so the inevitable plug

    http://thenorthernwaffler.blogspot.com/2009/07/forgotten-man.html

    The thing I promised Monday or something.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 17:23

    Shorts are for use only when it is unbelievably hot.

    I think this is incorrect. Shorts are good for relaxed wear.

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 17:23

    Who owns the radio rights, BBC or USP? There is no logical reason why USP can't drop in a BBC clip into a BBC show live on BBC Radio.

    USP sell the commentary to the bbc. but they also sell it to kangaroo at the circuits.

    I guess the bbc would charge them to use their content on kangaroo.

    I suspect the radio contract with USP is a long term deal which was signed before they got the TV rights so it will all be paid for..

    All good points - though to most people it is things like this which make the BBC appear wasteful

  • me17/07/2009 at 17:23

    The thing I promised Monday or something.

    yay rg!

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 17:24

    I think this is incorrect. Shorts are good for relaxed wear.

    No, those are jeans!

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 17:24

    No, those are jeans!

    Wha? That's crazy talk ;)

  • RG17/07/2009 at 17:24

    I think this is incorrect. Shorts are good for relaxed wear.

    Its too cold for shorts inside today.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 17:25

    Its too cold for shorts inside today.

    Ah RG... You are not yet in charge of the thermostat dial... One day you will be and then every day can be shorts and Sol day ;)

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 17:26

    I have just been listening to the White Stripes and I have one question...

    What is the hardest Button to Button?

    Jenson?

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 17:28

    Hm this may be where I'm going wrong with a cardigan-thing and a cup of tea, acting like we're in autumn..

    You'll be advocating a slice of fruit cake next if you're not careful. It's July!

  • RG17/07/2009 at 17:28

    Ah RG... You are not yet in charge of the thermostat dial... One day you will be and then every day can be shorts and Sol day ;)

    I keep making brave attempts at it, but, the buttons are too confusing.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 17:29

    Nick in which country do you reside?

    Im in the UK in surrey, but i grew up in Dubai and my family live in Australia...

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 17:30

    Hm this may be where I'm going wrong with a cardigan-thing and a cup of tea, acting like we're in autumn..

    You'll be advocating a slice of fruit cake next if you're not careful. It's July!

    Fruit cake is evil, raisins are untrustworthy.

    Bit cold though! I'm going to have to close the windows if this keeps up.

  • Alex Andronov17/07/2009 at 17:30

    Im in the UK in surrey, but i grew up in Dubai and my family live in Australia...

    Ah okay... I do think this shorts behaviour marks us out as fellows who have resided in other countries. I used to live in the US for a while - a long while ago.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 17:30

    I think this is incorrect. Shorts are good for relaxed wear.

    I agree... Shorts are the only relaxed wear :D

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 17:32

    Ah okay... I do think this shorts behaviour marks us out as fellows who have resided in other countries. I used to live in the US for a while - a long while ago.

    When i was at uni, my housemates couldn't believe i was wearing shorts in january!

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 17:36

    When i was at uni, my housemates couldn't believe i was wearing shorts in january!

    I assume you had the heating on full to get those Dubai temps back?

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 17:38

    I assume you had the heating on full to get those Dubai temps back?

    Unfortunatly not.. students arent fans of heating bills...

    Socks, Shorts and big jumpers!

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 17:39

    Socks, Shorts and big jumpers!

    I should add i would have preferred my ugg boots, but if you wear them away from the beach you look silly

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 17:43

    Just finished blog post, about f1, so the inevitable plug

    http://thenorthernwaffler.blogspot.com/2009/07/forgotten-man.html

    The thing I promised Monday or something.

    Good stuff, have commented :-)

  • RG17/07/2009 at 17:46

    Good stuff, have commented :-)

    Cheers. :)

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 17:49

    #sidepodspace

    The space shuttle Endeavour has successfully docked with the ISS.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 17:50

    The space shuttle Endeavour has successfully docked with the ISS.

    Is it now the ISSSS?

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 17:53

    Is it now the ISSSS?

    Funnily enough I had never thought of that before.

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 17:56

    Hi guys, just on the way home. One of my colleagues was rather unfortunate this afternoon. She'd quickly gone home to tend to her dog and on the way back was involved in a car crash. Apparently she's ok but her car's badly damaged. :(

  • Rich17/07/2009 at 17:59

    Just finished blog post, about f1, so the inevitable plug

    http://thenorthernwaffler.blogspot.com/2009/07/forgotten-man.html

    The thing I promised Monday or something.

    Good stuff, have commented :-)

    I agree it is a very good article - well worth visiting!

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 18:02

    Hi guys, just on the way home. One of my colleagues was rather unfortunate this afternoon. She'd quickly gone home to tend to her dog and on the way back was involved in a car crash. Apparently she's ok but her car's badly damaged. :(

    not good :-(

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 18:05

    Hi guys, just on the way home. One of my colleagues was rather unfortunate this afternoon. She'd quickly gone home to tend to her dog and on the way back was involved in a car crash. Apparently she's ok but her car's badly damaged. :(

    Hopefully her insurance covers it...

    Jenson driving round the nurbergring like he did with croftie, but video (bad video)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ilCS2V_QyI

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 18:08

    Hullo all.

    Hi guys, just on the way home. One of my colleagues was rather unfortunate this afternoon. She'd quickly gone home to tend to her dog and on the way back was involved in a car crash. Apparently she's ok but her car's badly damaged. :(

    Aw man, that sucks. Hope she's ok!

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 18:16

    Have we talked about the latest Ask the Expert with Mr Glock? He doesn't do that well, Heikki's lead is safe, but it's interesting the two Toyotas are equal as ever!

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 18:16

    I feel in a creative mood this evening. Think I'll write a blog post. Or 4.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 18:17

    Have we talked about the latest Ask the Expert with Mr Glock? He doesn't do that well, Heikki's lead is safe, but it's interesting the two Toyotas are equal as ever!

    I didnt think he did that badly...

  • RG17/07/2009 at 18:18

    Have we talked about the latest Ask the Expert with Mr Glock? He doesn't do that well, Heikki's lead is safe, but it's interesting the two Toyotas are equal as ever!

    He was distracted, clearly, not at his full best. He could get 100% and thats what I'll imagine he got.

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 18:18

    I didnt think he did that badly...

    Well, you know, I am not one to judge because I am useless at quizzes. I just go by his leaderboard position.

  • Rich17/07/2009 at 18:18

    Have we talked about the latest Ask the Expert with Mr Glock? He doesn't do that well, Heikki's lead is safe, but it's interesting the two Toyotas are equal as ever!

    I put the link up earlier for us Timo fans!

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 18:19

    I put the link up earlier for us Timo fans!

    Very good. I didn't realise there were so many :)

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 18:20

    Jenson driving round the nurbergring like he did with croftie, but video (bad video)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ilCS2V_QyI

    Looks fun :-)

  • Rich17/07/2009 at 18:20

    Very good. I didn't realise there were so many :)

    I am really not sure it is to be taken too seriously, but Heikki has a good memory for stuff - and he likes Nightwish (so do I)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 18:21

    Grrr.... My friends are as unreliable as a peugout grant prix engine....

    What to do on a rainy mid summer's friday....

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 18:22

    Grrr.... My friends are as unreliable as a peugout grant prix engine....

    What to do on a rainy mid summer's friday....

    I'm watching the cricket highlights on Five.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 18:23

    Have we talked about the latest Ask the Expert with Mr Glock? He doesn't do that well, Heikki's lead is safe, but it's interesting the two Toyotas are equal as ever!

    I wish I had seen that before the quiz on Wednesday night

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 18:23

    I'm watching the cricket highlights on Five.

    Good Idea!

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 18:24

    Grrr.... My friends are as unreliable as a peugout grant prix engine....

    What to do on a rainy mid summer's friday....

    Explode from excitement from hearing unexpected things

  • Journeyer17/07/2009 at 18:25

    I wish I had seen that before the quiz on Wednesday night

    I love the Kaizen question. :D We ran that at the office, too.

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 18:30

    I'm watching the cricket highlights on Five.

    Good Idea!

    Well I'm laughing, 2 gone after 10 :-)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 18:32

    Explode from excitement from hearing unexpected things

    Whats unexpected?

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 18:35

    Whats unexpected?

    Muse's new song going from a really quiet piano melody to a bombtastic spinoff of Lawrence of Arabia and Queen mashed into one massive sounding... massive thing of massiveness. Gah it's so gooooooooooooooooooood. And they've only uploaded about half the song.... I want MORE.

    I have officially exploded in excitement.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 18:35

    20 minutes until the front door of the ISS is opened and the shuttle crew are allowed in.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 18:36

    20 minutes until the front door of the ISS is opened and the shuttle crew are allowed in.

    Sorry 10 minutes ish not 20

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 18:38

    Muse's new song going from a really quiet piano melody to a bombtastic spinoff of Lawrence of Arabia and Queen mashed into one massive sounding... massive thing of massiveness. Gah it's so gooooooooooooooooooood. And they've only uploaded about half the song.... I want MORE.

    Ah i have a problem... I dont particularly like music...

  • Kostia17/07/2009 at 18:40

    Nick who is your favourite artist?

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 18:42

    Ah i have a problem... I dont particularly like music...

    This only means you've listened to the wrong stuff.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 18:43

    Ari is not happy with Max trying to use his position to get Todt elected. I have a feeling the election process could get dirty.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/77019

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 18:43

    Nick who is your favourite artist?

    At the moment I like a group form Australia called British India. I dont really listen to much music on purpose though, its fine if you go out in a club or whatever, but i just find it distracting on its own

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 18:44

    McNish wants Audi to race more. They have not even committed to the Petit Le Mans yet. They have to race there. Surely they can't miss it.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/76981

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 18:44

    Ari is not happy with Max trying to use his position to get Todt elected. I have a feeling the election process could get dirty.

    I read this earlier

    http://timesonline.typepad.com/formula_one/2009/07/max-mosley-an-apology.html

    What do you think, better for max to stay on than to have todt?

  • Rachel17/07/2009 at 18:45

    (I'm not really here)

    Mr C/Christine: with the sidepodpanel transcript is there a specific way you want the sound effects transcribed?

  • Rachel17/07/2009 at 18:46

    What do you think, better for max to stay on than to have todt?

    In my opinion, it's better the puppet master than the marrionette.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 18:46

    http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns21652.html

    Looks like Todt has been planning his campaign for a while.

  • Rachel17/07/2009 at 18:47

    In my opinion, it's better the puppet master than the marrionette.

    Fail. I mean better to have the puppet master

  • Kostia17/07/2009 at 18:47

    At the moment I like a group form Australia called British India. I dont really listen to much music on purpose though, its fine if you go out in a club or whatever, but i just find it distracting on its own

    I agree it distracts you a bit, especially when your concentrating on something else.

    I really cannot concentrate on two things.

  • RG17/07/2009 at 18:49

    I really cannot concentrate on two things.

    I like to listen to music when doing homework or coursework or revision even. Finds it relaxes myself.

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 18:50

    New Los Minidrivers episode for German GP. Best yet, I think :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNzXi-8Qnbw

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 18:50

    Mr C/Christine: with the sidepodpanel transcript is there a specific way you want the sound effects transcribed?

    Hehe, the sound of rose flying though the air?

    How come you arent here?

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 18:50

    At the moment I like a group form Australia called British India. I dont really listen to much music on purpose though, its fine if you go out in a club or whatever, but i just find it distracting on its own

    Music fuels me and makes me happy. Singing to yourself in work is fun :)

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 18:51

    Mr C/Christine: with the sidepodpanel transcript is there a specific way you want the sound effects transcribed?

    That is a great question. The ping is a ping. I am not sure about the rest!

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 18:51

    What do you think, better for max to stay on than to have todt?

    I am not sure to be honest. We know how Max will behave and we strongly suspect how Todt will behave.

    Obviously I want neither of them and there seems to be nothing that Max can do that leads to people turning on him so from that point of view maybe Todt would have more chance of being removed.

    Rachel makes a good point about better the puppet master than the puppet. Unfortunately in both cases Bernie is the puppet master and he won't stand. He prefers to place people he can control. It is possible that given a little time Todt will start to believe he is actually calling the shots and end the years of Bernie pulling the strings.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 18:53

    New Los Minidrivers episode for German GP. Best yet, I think :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNzXi-8Qnbw

    haha, thats brilliant! Love sutil/raikonen!

  • Kostia17/07/2009 at 18:53

    I like to listen to music when doing homework or coursework or revision even. Finds it relaxes myself.

    It drives me nuts when people say that, :).

    "Come on!" I say to myself "Put on some tunes while writing up essays!" Then end up just forgetting about work completely.

  • Rachel17/07/2009 at 18:53

    How come you arent here?

    I'm going out to see Harry Potter in about ten minutes :D

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 18:54

    Mr C/Christine: with the sidepodpanel transcript is there a specific way you want the sound effects transcribed?

    Will put a guide on the wiki page, I think.

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 18:54

    At the moment I like a group form Australia called British India. I dont really listen to much music on purpose though, its fine if you go out in a club or whatever, but i just find it distracting on its own

    I agree it distracts you a bit, especially when your concentrating on something else.

    I really cannot concentrate on two things.

    It helped me when doing accounts coursework because it locked everything else out - without it I found myself distracted by TV or certain websites ;-)

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 18:54

    It helped me when doing accounts coursework because it locked everything else out - without it I found myself distracted by TV or certain websites ;-)

    Oh that sounds dodgy! I meant this one!

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 18:54

    Music fuels me and makes me happy. Singing to yourself in work is fun :)

    I think Being forced to sing at school has forever made me hate music, but it is good sometimes, normally if i need something to get me pumped up or when i am feeling rubbish!

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 18:56

    New Los Minidrivers episode for German GP. Best yet, I think :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNzXi-8Qnbw

    haha, thats brilliant! Love sutil/raikonen!

    Eek! Ha :-)

  • RG17/07/2009 at 18:56

    I think Being forced to sing at school has forever made me hate music, but it is good sometimes, normally if i need something to get me pumped up or when i am feeling rubbish!

    That annoyed me, but I can now sing Angels by Robbie Williams really well.

    Curse Hymn Practice.

  • Rachel17/07/2009 at 18:56

    Will put a guide on the wiki page, I think.

    thanks!

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 18:56

    I'm going out to see Harry Potter in about ten minutes :D

    Ah...Enjoy!

    Feel free to take the transcription with you so you can work on it there ;)

  • RG17/07/2009 at 18:57

    Feel free to take the transcription with you so you can work on it there ;)

    Needless to say it might be more fun than the film.

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 18:57

    Feel free to take the transcription with you so you can work on it there ;)

    Hehehe.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 18:58

    Rachel makes a good point about better the puppet master than the puppet. Unfortunately in both cases Bernie is the puppet master and he won't stand. He prefers to place people he can control. It is possible that given a little time Todt will start to believe he is actually calling the shots and end the years of Bernie pulling the strings.

    It will be interesting to see how he reacts when he is asked who he wants to win at the next race.

    He wont give a straight answer but he normally drops subtle hints

  • Rachel17/07/2009 at 19:00

    Feel free to take the transcription with you so you can work on it there ;)

    I actually am! Well, am at parents, which is out in the sticks so 20 minute trip to cinema, 20 minutes back, should be able to do a fair bit (I'm not driving, obviously).

  • Kostia17/07/2009 at 19:02

    Ye I am with Nick on this one, I suddenly become a bad driver if I put on my favourite tune in the car.

    Whilst with other people I would assume its just another one of their favourite song and they don't pay that much attention to it.

    Back to the new president, I would like to Max and Ari co-operating and see a better F1 for all. Max is good but Ari should be his successor.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 19:02

    I actually am! Well, am at parents, which is out in the sticks so 20 minute trip to cinema, 20 minutes back, should be able to do a fair bit (I'm not driving, obviously).

    Wow, thats dedication!

  • Kathi17/07/2009 at 19:03

    James Walker, second in the standings and six points adrift of Martinez, sat out the morning as he recuperated from a nasty injury to his throat, caused by a lodged piece of steak on Wednesday.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/77026

    Hehe

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 19:04

    Back to the new president, I would like to Max and Ari co-operating and see a better F1 for all. Max is good but Ari should be his successor.

    I know many don't like Keith but he spoke to Ari today and got some interesting answers:

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2009/07/17/ari-vatanen-exclusive-interview-on-mosley-budget-caps-and-the-f1-calendar/

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 19:06

    James Walker, second in the standings and six points adrift of Martinez, sat out the morning as he recuperated from a nasty injury to his throat, caused by a lodged piece of steak on Wednesday.

    Blimey!!

  • Rachel17/07/2009 at 19:06

    Wow, thats dedication!

    hehe, It's actually quite fun, and it certainly beats staring out the window :)

    Off now, so hope everyone has a good night!

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 19:07

    James Walker, second in the standings and six points adrift of Martinez, sat out the morning as he recuperated from a nasty injury to his throat, caused by a lodged piece of steak on Wednesday.

    Ouch!

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 19:07

    James Walker, second in the standings and six points adrift of Martinez, sat out the morning as he recuperated from a nasty injury to his throat, caused by a lodged piece of steak on Wednesday.

    That's what happens because the French don't cook their steak properly.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 19:10

    Ye I am with Nick on this one, I suddenly become a bad driver if I put on my favourite tune in the car.

    Ah, i like music when i am driving, but when i am doing nothing, i like to keep my mind active, so music is a little distracting

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 19:14

    I know many don't like Keith but he spoke to Ari today and got some interesting answers:

    I love that it was the head of the French Federation who first suggested to Ari that he should stand. Will the FFSA back Ari over a Frenchman?

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 19:28

    Can I exchange my brain please? I'd like one that can retain information and make decisions. Thanks. You things are bad when you spend half an hour working out what to have for dinner, so you start snacking while you decide.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 19:33

    Can I exchange my brain please? I'd like one that can retain information and make decisions. Thanks. You things are bad when you spend half an hour working out what to have for dinner, so you start snacking while you decide.

    Maybe if you just snack enough your brain won't need to make a decision

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 19:35

    ALMS qualifying is live shortly, official video feed with Radio Le Mans audio:

    http://almsmichelin.globalmediaservices.tv/

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 19:37

    Maybe if you just snack enough your brain won't need to make a decision

    This is the reason I eat late :-)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 19:37

    ALMS qualifying is live shortly, official video feed with Radio Le Mans audio:

    http://almsmichelin.globalmediaservices.tv/

    Sounds good, whos racing?

    Its opening up 2 video sources... very annoying

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 19:37

    ALMS qualifying is live shortly, official video feed with Radio Le Mans audio:

    http://almsmichelin.globalmediaservices.tv/

    20 minute session for GTs. Short break. 20 minute session for Prototypes.

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 19:39

    Sounds good, whos racing?

    It has a link to live timing in the player. It looks like the LMP field is thin again, and they've had to bolster the GTs by including a 'Challenge' class for GT3-like cars which are way too slow, Hindy is trying to defend it.. I disagree.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 19:43

    ALMS qualifying is live shortly, official video feed with Radio Le Mans audio:

    http://almsmichelin.globalmediaservices.tv/

    Thanks Pat

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 19:45

    #sidepodspace

    OK forget the last time I said it but this time we really are only a few minutes from the hatches opening. NASA TV was an hour out. It's all their fault.

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 19:51

    Oh my god!

    http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2009/07/marmots.html

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 19:52

    Oh my god!

    Awwwwwwwww! How cuuuuuute. :)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 19:53

    Oh my god!

    hehe, they look like mini cappybara's!

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 20:01

    #sidepodspace

    The shuttle crew are now aboard the ISS. That makes a total of 13 people and everyone keeps saying the number 13 on their radio messages. Don't they know what happens when NASA and 13 come together.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 20:03

    Oh my god!

    Maybe if they could be trained not to run in front of racing cars they would not be as endangered.

    I assume this is a sub-species as we see 30 every year in Montreal.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 20:05

    The way government spce programs work confuses me. These people have spent years training to be astronuats and months training for their particular mission but the first thing that happens when the reach the ISS is that they get a safety briefing. Shouldn't they know this stuff already? Would it not be cheaper to teacjh them while they are hanging aroung Houston with nothing better to do?

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 20:09

    Maybe if they could be trained not to run in front of racing cars they would not be as endangered.

    Same with pandas though, isn't it? If they actually ate something nutritious so they didn't have to have so much and maybe had some energy, they'd do a lot better!

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 20:15

    Same with pandas though, isn't it? If they actually ate something nutritious so they didn't have to have so much and maybe had some energy, they'd do a lot better!

    We need to start a new charity. Chocolate for Pandas. Of course we will need to carry out quality checks on the chocolate before we give it o the pandas.

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 20:15

    We need to start a new charity. Chocolate for Pandas. Of course we will need to carry out quality checks on the chocolate before we give it o the pandas.

    Of course. I can make a good start on Milkybars if required.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 20:18

    Of course. I can make a good start on Milkybars if required.

    How many will be needed to be tested until quality can be assured?

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 20:21

    Of course. I can make a good start on Milkybars if required.

    Milky bars would be good. We could cover bamboo with it and they would never know.

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 20:21

    How many will be needed to be tested until quality can be assured?

    Well I guess you have to test a sample of every batch and there are a lot of pandas out there.

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 20:22

    How many will be needed to be tested until quality can be assured?

    Pandas are an endagered species so you just can't be too careful

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 20:30

    Woohoo!! I just realised I get to see practise sessons this week on Friday :D

    I know it's only practise but I only ever get to see the race live so any extra live f1 = goooooood. :)

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 20:34

    I know it's only practise but I only ever get to see the race live so any extra live f1 = goooooood. :)

    You know it's only Hungary, right? :)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 20:36

    I know it's only practise but I only ever get to see the race live so any extra live f1 = goooooood. :)

    great stuff, unfortunatly you wont get ant, but i think johnny sherbert could be really good...

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 20:36

    You know it's only Hungary, right? :)

    Hungary >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> work!

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 20:37

    20 minute session for GTs. Short break. 20 minute session for Prototypes.

    I never thought a session with so few prototypes would be so exciting! David Brabham vs Simon Pagenaud trading lap records over 1sec better than before, on a 1.5 mile track. Brilliant.

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 20:39

    The things you learn through Twitter.

    Martin Haven is in a curry house near Brands Hatch with the Eurosport WTCC crew. http://img521.yfrog.com/i/3jv.jpg/

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 20:39

    I have just opened Spotify. What should I be listening to on a Friday night?

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 20:40

    Woohoo!! I just realised I get to see practise sessons this week on Friday :D

    I know it's only practise but I only ever get to see the race live so any extra live f1 = goooooood. :)

    Nice one :-)

    (next week, btw..)

  • me17/07/2009 at 20:40

    I have just opened Spotify. What should I be listening to on a Friday night?

    does it have to be podsafe?

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 20:41

    does it have to be podsafe?

    You know, it doesn't.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 20:41

    I have just opened Spotify. What should I be listening to on a Friday night?

    I am watching lacrosse.

    I am sure it wasn't like this when i learnt it at school aged 7

  • me17/07/2009 at 20:42

    You know, it doesn't.

    ;)

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 20:42

    I have just opened Spotify. What should I be listening to on a Friday night?

    Music, if it's Spotify.

    ;)

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 20:42

    I am sure it wasn't like this when i learnt it at school aged 7

    Wow, lacrosse? Did you go to a posh school?

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 20:42

    Music, if it's Spotify.

    Ah, okay. I am learning :)

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 20:43

    I have just opened Spotify. What should I be listening to on a Friday night?

    Stuff that is upbeat and loud.

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 20:43

    Ah, okay. I am learning :)

    What kinda musical mood you feeling?

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 20:44

    I am watching lacrosse.

    I am watching the F1.com race recap videos because I hadn't done so until now.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 20:44

    Wow, lacrosse? Did you go to a posh school?

    I did, but not when i was 7.

    We just had plastic sticks in a tarmac playground. This major league stuff is slightly more violent and athletic, also played on a very strange grass field

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 20:45

    What kinda musical mood you feeling?

    I had to pick a song to start and went with Nickelback. Who knows where it will lead.

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 20:45

    We just had plastic sticks in a tarmac playground. This major league stuff is slightly more violent and athletic, also played on a very strange grass field

    We had something called Unihoc which had plastic sticks on a tarmac playground.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 20:47

    We had something called Unihoc which had plastic sticks on a tarmac playground.

    Was that like hockey or did it have the ball carrier on the top?

    Field hockey is a suprisngly fun sport

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 20:49

    Was that like hockey or did it have the ball carrier on the top?

    For a moment I thought you meant a ball boy and there had been a terrible accident, but no it was like hockey. I forgot lacrosse had the net thing.

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 20:52

    I'm in a classical music mood this evening. I seem to go through these little moods of music, one night I'll only listen to really heavy stuff, the next I'll want quite poppy, softer stuff like Arcade Fire or Coldplay or whatever, then it'll just skip between genres at random. All threaded with a certain band which I do mention once or twice here and there in a subtle fashion of course.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 20:52

    For a moment I thought you meant a ball boy and there had been a terrible accident, but no it was like hockey. I forgot lacrosse had the net thing.

    hehe

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 20:58

    I haven't seen this yet but it comes highly recommended. It sounds vaguely familiar so it may have appeared on dropio. It is a documentary about Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme and Chris Amon so a must for the Kiwis.

    http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/trio-at-the-top-2001

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 21:02

    Is this Rhod Gilbert week? He is on 8 out of 10 cats on 4 now

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 21:04

    Is this Rhod Gilbert week? He is on 8 out of 10 cats on 4 now

    Brilliant stuff!

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 21:19

    Apparently Tiger is out in the open.

    People should really be more careful...

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 21:25

    Here's a post on Bourdais and why it seems that drivers from American series seem to fail in F1:

    http://zerodownforce.blogspot.com/2009/07/au-revoir-seb.html

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 21:26

    Submission for the stupidest lyrics ever:

    "I was making myself the usual cup of tea when the doorbell strangely rang."

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 21:27

    "I was making myself the usual cup of tea when the doorbell strangely rang."

    What song's that from? Sounds like something The Streets would come up with.

  • me17/07/2009 at 21:27

    Is this Rhod Gilbert week? He is on 8 out of 10 cats on 4 now

    heard on steve wright too. must have something plug?

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 21:27

    "I was making myself the usual cup of tea when the doorbell strangely rang."

    Wow.

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 21:28

    What song's that from? Sounds like something The Streets would come up with.

    Erm, Dubstar - Not So Manic Now. I don't know it, Mr C liked it though.

  • RG17/07/2009 at 21:29

    Messing around with quikmaps again. Thoughts about this for Max & Bernie's Home GP?

    http://quikmaps.com/show/109915

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 21:30

    Erm, Dubstar - Not So Manic Now. I don't know it, Mr C liked it though.

    Never heard of it!

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 21:31

    Erm, Dubstar - Not So Manic Now. I don't know it, Mr C liked it though.

    Never heard of it!

    Have heard it... a long time ago!

  • me17/07/2009 at 21:31

    Never heard of it!

    well let me tell you, that you sir are missing out.

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 21:32

    well let me tell you, that you sir are missing out.

    it is soooooooo 90's.

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 21:33

    it is soooooooo 90's.

    That is what I searched for! :)

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 21:33

    Many of us saw the launch of the lunar reconnaisance orbiter a few weeks ago. It has now photographed five of thesix Apollo landing sites. They are not the greatest quality photos ever but interesting none the less.

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/multimedia/lroimages/apollosites.html

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 21:37

    well let me tell you, that you sir are missing out.

    Just listening to it now. Meh, it's OK. I think I do recognise it from somewhere, though.

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 21:39

    I like the lyrics to one of Muse's B-sides from when they were a lot younger... the lyrics are...

    *distorted screaming*

    Thaaaaaat pretty much sums up the lyrics. Although I can tell that one part says "yaryaryaryaryaryaryaryaryary" and "eeeeeeeeeyaaa!" but that's about it.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 21:40

    Here's a post on Bourdais and why it seems that drivers from American series seem to fail in F1:

    http://zerodownforce.blogspot.com/2009/07/au-revoir-seb.html

    Great effort! commented ;)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 21:42

    Great effort! commented ;)

    I did write quite a bit... sorry!

  • me17/07/2009 at 21:42

    Submission for the stupidest lyrics ever:

    i'm sory but:

    "the party was great, yeah we were really frilled. and when we get in we're gonna get killed!"

    may actually trump dubstar, by many, many shades of stupidity.

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 21:42

    I did write quite a bit... sorry!

    All comments are appreciated, no matter how long or short :)

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 21:43

    Many of us saw the launch of the lunar reconnaisance orbiter a few weeks ago. It has now photographed five of thesix Apollo landing sites. They are not the greatest quality photos ever but interesting none the less.

    You can see the trail of footsteps on the Apollo 14 shot! Brilliant!

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 21:43

    may actually trump dubstar, by many, many shades of stupidity.

    "We wanted to get the night bus but the night bus never came"?

    You're so wrong!

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 21:45

    Submission for the stupidest lyrics ever:

    I have a big dislike staring in the sun by U2 for this simple lyric

    "There's an insect in your ear, if you scratch it won't disappear"

    WHAT?!

  • Andy Taylor17/07/2009 at 21:47

    "We wanted to get the night bus but the night bus never came"?

    Uh oh.

  • me17/07/2009 at 21:48

    I have a big dislike staring in the sun by U2 for this simple lyric

    didn't it go one step further and try and squeeze the word intransigence into a song? smartarse.

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 21:49

    I'm sure there are much worse lyrics than any of these, my memory fails me though.

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 21:50

    didn't it go one step further and try and squeeze the word intransigence into a song? smartarse.

    u2 in general have absolutely dire lyrics I find. I dont mind them as much but my god lyrically I find them appalling.

    Another nomination goes to the (brilliant) safety dance!

    we can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind, cause your friends dont dance and if they dont dance, well theyre are no friends of mine

    i love the song. it is classic. It's the freaking safety dance! But that make my head melt.

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 21:50

    I'm sure there are much worse lyrics than any of these, my memory fails me though.

    Tis a fun (and ongoing) game, feel free to share if you find any :)

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 21:50

    I have always hated the rhyming of these lyrics

    You said I must eat so many lemons,

    'cause I am so bitter.

    I said "I'd rather be with your friends mate,

    cause they are much fitter"

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 21:51

    You said I must eat so many lemons,

    'cause I am so bitter.

    I said "I'd rather be with your friends mate,

    cause they are much fitter"

    What about "Interesting input, darlin', why don't you just have another beer then?"

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 21:53

    What about "Interesting input, darlin', why don't you just have another beer then?"

    We should just submit the whole song!

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 21:54

    We should just submit the whole song!

    So true!

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 21:54

    Children of the Revolution by T-rex always makes me laugh. I think it goes

    I drive a rolls royce, coz' it's good for my voice

    Um. yeah.

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 21:54

    Tis a fun (and ongoing) game, feel free to share if you find any :)

    "Uh oh, we're in trouble, something's come along and it'll burst your bubble"

    Actually that could have been the best lyric in the thing but I can't remember the rest :-)

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 21:59

    Is Never gonna give you up an unmentionable? because that entire song is gloriously awful. ;)

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 21:59

    Here's a post on Bourdais and why it seems that drivers from American series seem to fail in F1:

    http://zerodownforce.blogspot.com/2009/07/au-revoir-seb.html

    Good post although there are parts I don't agree with. Struggling to formulate the words for a reply, will think on it.

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 22:00

    Is Never gonna give you up an unmentionable? because that entire song is gloriously awful. ;)

    Plus if you post it here, you would essentially be rickrolling the whole of SPC.

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 22:00

    Howdy all,

    Just got back from seeing the london community gospel choir, twas amazing. How are we all?

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 22:01

    Plus if you post it here, you would essentially be rickrolling the whole of SPC.

    Having said that, I wonder if there's any such thing as being Sidepodrolled?

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 22:02

    Having said that, I wonder if there's any such thing as being Sidepodrolled?

    We need an f1 driver to sing/dance/anything to it on video... :)

  • me17/07/2009 at 22:02

    Plus if you post it here, you would essentially be rickrolling the whole of SPC.

    it's not a rickroll if you're not pretending it's something else :)

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 22:02

    We need an f1 driver to sing/dance/anything to it on video... :)

    Vettel?

    Or Heidfeld. I've seen him dance. *shudders*

  • RG17/07/2009 at 22:02

    We need an f1 driver to sing/dance/anything to it on video... :)

    ahem, I believe we already have something

    ahemfelipebabyahem

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 22:06

    I'm watching "Guitar Heroes at the BBC" on BBC4, only on for 25 more mins though.

  • Andy Taylor17/07/2009 at 22:07

    Why do I have so many random followers on Twitter? Could it be they think I' am a different Andy Taylor?

    That reminds me - Duran Duran. "You're about as easy as a war"

  • Andy Taylor17/07/2009 at 22:07

    That reminds me - Duran Duran. "You're about as easy as a war"

    Oops - that should have read "you're about as easy as a nuclear war"

  • me17/07/2009 at 22:10

    Why do I have so many random followers on Twitter? Could it be they think I' am a different Andy Taylor?

    :D

  • me17/07/2009 at 22:18

    there's a bat out of hell #3?

  • Pat W17/07/2009 at 22:19

    ahhh, Peroni, lovely

  • Christine17/07/2009 at 22:20

    there's a bat out of hell #3?

    Apparently the monster is loose.

  • Andy Taylor17/07/2009 at 22:20

    there's a bat out of hell #3?

    Is it subtitled "back out of hell (again)"?

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 22:21

    ahhh, Peroni, lovely

    ahh... Becks und Vest Ving

  • Andy Taylor17/07/2009 at 22:23

    Apparently the monster is loose.

    Ah. Not flogging the dead horse then? Apparently, the sound on the opening track is from the scraping of a barrel.

  • me17/07/2009 at 22:31

    Ah. Not flogging the dead horse then? Apparently, the sound on the opening track is from the scraping of a barrel.

    :D

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 22:38

    Oh yeah, it's Pikes Peak this weekend! :D

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 22:40

    Oh yeah, it's Pikes Peak this weekend! :D

    Whoop!

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 22:43

    Whoop!

    You know a team called Mach 2 Racing is taking on the "works" Ford Fiestas with a 1,150hp Ford RS200.

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 22:45

    You know a team called Mach 2 Racing is taking on the "works" Ford Fiestas with a 1,150hp Ford RS200.

    Do you know where this is on tv?

    I have always wanted to watch it since GT1, never done it though...

  • Lukeh17/07/2009 at 22:45

    Time for sleepies me thinks. See you guys tomorrow evening, as ever. Night!

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 22:46

    Do you know where this is on tv?

    Surely it's televised?

  • RG17/07/2009 at 22:46

    Time for sleepies me thinks. See you guys tomorrow evening, as ever. Night!

    Night mr lukeh

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 22:49

    You know a team called Mach 2 Racing is taking on the "works" Ford Fiestas with a 1,150hp Ford RS200.

    I have a feeling that team is based near me....Essex boy racers.... ;)

    Howdy

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 22:49

    http://www.ppihc.com/detail.aspx?categoryid=6275&detailid=jayb2074&mediatype=1&photomode=3&returnurl=/gallery.aspx?categoryid=6275&photomode=3&tabid=10

    Erm...ouch?

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 22:50

    I have told my friend in Colorado to go...

    ...she wont though

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 22:50

    Pic of "Monster" Tajima's Suzuki (left) and a Red Bull Hyundai Genesis (right)

    http://www.ppihc.com/detail.aspx?categoryid=6275&detailid=jayb2037&mediatype=1&photomode=3&returnurl=/gallery.aspx?categoryid=6275&photomode=3&tabid=10

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 22:52

    Pic of "Monster" Tajima's Suzuki (left) and a Red Bull Hyundai Genesis (right)

    http://www.ppihc.com/detail.aspx?categoryid=6275&detailid=jayb2037&mediatype=1&photomode=3&returnurl=/gallery.aspx?categoryid=6275&photomode=3&tabid=10

    I love how extreme these cars are, it throws the "change one thing at once" philosophy out the window..."JUST ADD BIG WINGS!!!"

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 22:52

    I love how extreme these cars are, it throws the "change one thing at once" philosophy out the window..."JUST ADD BIG WINGS!!!"

    ...and POWER!!!!!!!

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 22:53

    I love how extreme these cars are, it throws the "change one thing at once" philosophy out the window..."JUST ADD BIG WINGS!!!"

    "AND LOTS OF POWER! TOO MUCH POWER! POWERRRRRRRR!" :D

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 22:53

    "AND LOTS OF POWER! TOO MUCH POWER! POWERRRRRRRR!" :D

    naturally :D

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 22:54

    Could that front splitter be any bigger if it wanted to?

    http://www.ppihc.com/detail.aspx?categoryid=6275&detailid=jayb1887&mediatype=1&photomode=3&returnurl=/gallery.aspx?categoryid=6275&photomode=3&tabid=10

    That's something I'd normally expect to see on the front of some chav's Vauxhall Nova.

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 22:55

    Here's the Pikes Peak Fiesta, in one piece

    http://www.ppihc.com/detail.aspx?categoryid=6275&detailid=jayb1875&mediatype=1&photomode=3&returnurl=/gallery.aspx?categoryid=6275&photomode=3&tabid=10

  • Nick17/07/2009 at 22:56

    Could that front splitter be any bigger if it wanted to?

    I know people who have smaller floorspace in their bedroom's than that rear wing

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 22:58

    That's something I'd normally expect to see on the front of some chav's Vauxhall Nova.

    I do like the pike peak cars, you'd have loved a car we were driving behind tonight, it wouldn't have looked out of place at pike peak because of the wings etc, the only difference is the fact that it was bright pink....

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 23:08

    Im thinking of someone, but cant remember their name. Famous jazz musician, plays with a big band, plays at new year and has a usual show during the week (or used to have)

    Any clues? I cant remember at all

  • Steven Roy17/07/2009 at 23:09

    Im thinking of someone, but cant remember their name. Famous jazz musician, plays with a big band, plays at new year and has a usual show during the week (or used to have)

    Jools Holland?

  • RG17/07/2009 at 23:09

    Im thinking of someone, but cant remember their name. Famous jazz musician, plays with a big band, plays at new year and has a usual show during the week (or used to have)

    That be Jools Holland

  • RG17/07/2009 at 23:09

    That be Jools Holland

    He also comes to the City Hall each year and the parents drag me.

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 23:09

    That be Jools Holland

    Ah!!!! Thats it!! You're both stars

  • Jon Waldock17/07/2009 at 23:10

    He also comes to the City Hall each year and the parents drag me.

    Drag?! He's AMAZING

  • startledbunny17/07/2009 at 23:10

    I was planning a spoof Sidepodcast spin-off called Sidepodcats. It was to be like F1 Minute, but with 100% more meows. Decided against it.

  • Scott Woodwiss17/07/2009 at 23:11

    I do like the pike peak cars, you'd have loved a car we were driving behind tonight, it wouldn't have looked out of place at pike peak because of the wings etc, the only difference is the fact that it was bright pink....

    Oh don't get me wrong, so do I. The big outlandish wings look good in the right context and on the right car.

  • Alianora La Canta18/07/2009 at 13:29

    Ari is not happy with Max trying to use his position to get Todt elected. I have a feeling the election process could get dirty. {Comment #573}

    I thought it already had with Max doing a 540-degree turn on his election campaign so far this year...

  • Alianora La Canta18/07/2009 at 13:46

    James Walker, second in the standings and six points adrift of Martinez, sat out the morning as he recuperated from a nasty injury to his throat, caused by a lodged piece of steak on Wednesday. {Comment #605}

    Poor James!

    I have a sneaking suspicion this will end up on the "Sporting Injuries" section of the wiki...

  • Alianora La Canta18/07/2009 at 13:49

    These people have spent years training to be astronuats and months training for their particular mission but the first thing that happens when the reach the ISS is that they get a safety briefing. Shouldn’t they know this stuff already? {Comment #627}

    Must be in case they leave their training on the launch pad with the excess luggage...

  • Alianora La Canta18/07/2009 at 14:01

    there’s a bat out of hell #3? {Comment #710}

    Yes. It came out three years ago and I like most of the songs on it. "Blind as a Bat" is particularly good and I have no idea why that never got brought out as a single.

    Might be a while before we see Bat out of Hell 4 though - there's generally over a decade between each of them and Meat is already in his sixties...

  • Alianora La Canta18/07/2009 at 14:06

    Apparently, the sound on the opening track is from the scraping of a barrel. {Comment #715}

    I have to conclude that Meat Loaf and nu metal is not a great combination. Luckily it is only the one track done in that style.