Another race under our belts, and it's almost time to look forward to Bahrain, as the back-to-back racing continues. However, there's still time to relive what we've just witnessed as we enjoy all the reaction:

  • Massa says he definitely wants KERS back by the time they get to Bahrain. I don't think it would have helped him today, given how his car just died on the straight, but it's good to hear a driver that actually likes the new technology!
  • Webber seems surprisingly upbeat despite the fact he missed out on winning Red Bull's first victory. However, considering the man was laid up with a broken leg until minutes before the season started, I guess his luck has turned! Unless I've just jinxed it...
  • Buemi had a good GP, finishing in the points again, and reckons it was the hardest race he's ever participated in. Bourdais needs to be seriously worried about how well his teammate is doing, as you can't be outshone two years in a row by two very different drivers and still keep your job.

That'll do it for today. There'll be lots of podcasting goodness later on as the Debrief and Panel make their triumphant returns. Until then, I'll see you in the comments.

539 responses

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 10:23

    A reminder of my FR results which I've calculated:

    DFKFM - 523

    Woodwiss Engineering - 376

    Team Aviva - 438

    Relentless Racing - 517

    Zero Downforce - 411

    How did you guys score? :)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 10:24

    How did you guys score? :)

    Have they been updated already?

  • Sean Golding19/04/2009 at 10:27

    My race summary, Ferrari still having reliability roblems, as for them needing KERS, I called it after Free Practice. Still, it could just be one more thing to go wrong. Buemi is looking good. Everyone was putting him down before the season started but he's definately silenced his critics. Sutil unlucky not to grab FIF1's first points. Trulli seemed to have a few more problems, even before Kubica decided to go over him rather than around him. Glock did well to grab a few more points I guess. As for Red Bull, great to see them come 1-2, and obviously fantastic for Webber to get the best result of his career. Shame he didn't come 1st, but I'm sure we won't have to wait much longer to see him standing on the top spot. ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 10:28

    My summary for the Digest later:

    I found that a rather interesting race and despite the rain it could have been a bit more entertaining. Nevertheless, Vettel transformed his pole into a brilliant win with Webber close behind to score a 1-2 for Red Bull. A thoroughly deserved result for the whole team and now I hope that Webber gets one by the end of the season. As for the others, Brawn proved they're not as strong as they think they are in the wet, but still hauled a decent batch of points. Finally, Buemi impressed me greatly with more points and a good drive, but it's Sutil I feel sorry for the most. Just 5 laps away from points and fate intervenes once again. Never mind, though. There's always the rest of the season!

    Not too long, is it? :)

  • me19/04/2009 at 10:28

    My summary for the Digest later:

    cheers scott. anyone else?

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 10:29

    cheers scott. anyone else?

    Coming right up.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 10:31

    even with a race like that with all the action I don't have anything to really summarize... it's a strange feeling.

  • Sean Golding19/04/2009 at 10:31

    cheers scott. anyone else?

    I beat you to it ;)

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 10:31

    Oooooooh yes, just got my killer question!

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 10:31

    Oooooooh yes, just got my killer question!

    So does that mean I can play along tonight then ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 10:35

    even with a race like that with all the action I don’t have anything to really summarize… it’s a strange feeling.

    Yeah I kinda feel like that. But I wanted to write something anyway. Feels strange to me that despite all the action in the wet, it wasn't as entertaining as it looked to me.

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 10:35

    That's wierd, all the comments in my LCLT aren't showing up.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 10:35

    even with a race like that with all the action I don’t have anything to really summarize… it’s a strange feeling.

    Why?

  • Steven Roy19/04/2009 at 10:35

    For anyone who missed it last night the Jim Clark film is on the iplayer and I highly reccommend it.

  • Steven Roy19/04/2009 at 10:35

    For anyone who missed it last night the Jim Clark film is on the iplayer and I highly reccommend it.

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 10:37

    cheers scott. anyone else?

    My Digest:

    The magnums were on standby for Massa as he was the Ferrrari taking a bath. After all the talk of diffusers it was a trickless diffuser that made the difference as Vettel romped home. Webber must be the most disappointed second place man for a while in F1. And Brawn won't be happy to discover that after this rainy race Button's third place scored more than his win last time.

  • Kathi19/04/2009 at 10:37

    Have they been updated already?

    they are now.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 10:37

    Why?

    I have no idea, I have no thoughts or feelings on it. I really can't explain it!

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 10:38

    So does that mean I can play along tonight then ;)

    You certainly can :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 10:38

    cheers scott. anyone else?

    Great to see the main Red Bull team get their first win, shame it wasn't Webber but I'm still glad for Vettel. Today we saw a weakness in Brawn, probably because the team did not have time for any wet weather testing!

    Although it was good to see lots of overtaking, it was hard to see a lot of action on the track due to the spray. I was impressed by BBC but not by Legard - he was either asleep or he talked too much. I also would like to see Mike Gascoigne replace Eddie Jordan as he is far better as a pundit!

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 10:38

    they are now.

    Are you second Kathi? Well done!

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 10:38

    Yay .. top of the SPC fantasy racers league .. I should take a photo, it'll never happen again

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 10:38

    Yay .. top of the SPC fantasy racers league .. I should take a photo, it’ll never happen again

    Will drop.io a screenshot for you :)

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 10:38

    That’s wierd, all the comments in my LCLT aren’t showing up.

    The database is having a few "issues"

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 10:39

    Jackie's gone top with brawntastic :P also lou's risen up the league table once more to 13th!

    I'm still in the 30's so no changes for me personally.

  • Sean+Golding19/04/2009 at 10:39

    The database is having a few “issues”

    Indeed, I just got a message saying "Error establishing database connection."

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 10:40

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/fantasy-racers-league

    Top ten.

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 10:40

    Right, anyone wanting to be on the panel tonight needs to watch this.

    Don't worry, you don't have to sit through it all, just get the general idea of how terrible it is.

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 10:40

    Will drop.io a screenshot for you :)

    Thank you .. tis sad I know but I'm kinda chuffed

  • Amy19/04/2009 at 10:40

    My top performing team is in 26th, and it's not my main team :D

    My main team is pretty rubbish though, but I don't have a strategy, it's just drivers I like :D

  • me19/04/2009 at 10:41

    The database is having a few “issues”

    my fault. mediatemple looks to be having minor issues, so ran a paranoid but quick database backup. not a good thing to do when the site is under heavy use.

    apologies, but we're all backed up now.

  • lou19/04/2009 at 10:41

    Jackie’s gone top with brawntastic :P also lou’s risen up the league table once more to 13th!

    oooo well done Jackie! i'm now soo close to christine! :D

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 10:41

    Right, anyone wanting to be on the panel tonight needs to watch this.

    Oh no... I know what you're thinking... Oh dear...

  • me19/04/2009 at 10:42

    Thank you .. tis sad I know but I’m kinda chuffed

    am chuffed for ya. presumably you're top of your league too?

  • me19/04/2009 at 10:42

    Oh no… I know what you’re thinking… Oh dear…

    oh no.

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 10:43

    Oh no… I know what you’re thinking… Oh dear…

    Do you though? Wait and see......

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 10:43

    Right, anyone wanting to be on the panel tonight needs to watch this.

    I'm tempted to make a parody of that for Malaysia...

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 10:43

    I am 12th!!! w00t!!

    Mr C = 195th.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 10:43

    For China, even.

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 10:43

    am chuffed for ya. presumably you’re top of your league too?

    Dunno actually, I was so gobsmacked I've not checked yet (oops)

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 10:43

    I am 12th!!! w00t!!

    Fantastic

  • me19/04/2009 at 10:43

    Mr C = 195th.

    not interested.

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 10:43

    Do you though? Wait and see……

    I notice that there is a related video there...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wif3Kr0y5js&feature=related

  • me19/04/2009 at 10:44

    I’m tempted to make a parody of that for Malaysia…

    that was malaysia, wasn't it?

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 10:44

    not interested.

    Yea, yea. Is it just Flav who is a bad loser?

  • Flibster19/04/2009 at 10:44

    Damn heyfever. :(

  • me19/04/2009 at 10:44

    For China, even.

    ahh, yes. please do it.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 10:44

    that was malaysia, wasn’t it?

    I meant China :D

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 10:44

    Jackie’s gone top with brawntastic :P also lou’s risen up the league table once more to 13th!

    I made top 500! WOO!

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 10:45

    not interested.

    I've got former world champions in my team whereas you've all got people who are actually winning races at the moment. I can't believe how silly you all are ;)

  • me19/04/2009 at 10:45

    Yea, yea. Is it just Flav who is a bad loser?

    if i could put in a mega qually lap to makes me feel better. i would.

  • Steven Roy19/04/2009 at 10:45

    Right, anyone wanting to be on the panel tonight needs to watch this.

    You are very sick to force that on people again

  • lou19/04/2009 at 10:45

    I am 12th!!! w00t!!

    i'm just 33 points away... not that i'm competitive...

  • me19/04/2009 at 10:45

    I’ve got former world champions in my team whereas you’ve all got people who are actually winning races at the moment. I can’t believe how silly you all are ;)

    i think you should give all you tv monies to me.

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 10:46

    You are very sick to force that on people again

    All of you that talked me into hosting, you brought this on yourselves.

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 10:46

    Oh in Pitlanfanatic's league I'm top, Christine is 2nd and Gavin is 5th :D

  • Steven Roy19/04/2009 at 10:46

    oooo well done Jackie! i’m now soo close to christine! :D

    You lit are taking it far too seriously.

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 10:46

    You lit are taking it far too seriously.

    True .. but I'm still happy

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 10:46

    All of you that talked me into hosting, you brought this on yourselves.

    Can I just say how great it was to meet you the other day :)

  • Gavin+Brown+(RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 10:47

    Right, anyone wanting to be on the panel tonight needs to watch this.

    James Allen is turning into Alan Partridge or Ron Manager.

    Dude, STFU!!!

  • lou19/04/2009 at 10:47

    You lit are taking it far too seriously.

    just cause your not in the top 20 :P

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 10:47

    Can I just say how great it was to meet you the other day :)

    Funny you didn't mention it before now? ;)

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 10:48

    Can I just say how great it was to meet you the other day :)

    :D ditto

  • Steven Roy19/04/2009 at 10:50

    just cause your not in the top 20 :P

    I am not in the top 250

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 10:50

    50 comments away from 3000 comments in 12 hours1

  • Steven Roy19/04/2009 at 10:51

    As soon as the James Allen video starts I instantly thing hand gestures. Guess what hand gestures I think of.

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 10:51

    Funny you didn’t mention it before now? ;)

    It meant so much to me that I needed to build up to it!

  • Flibster19/04/2009 at 10:51

    50 comments away from 3000 comments in 12 hours1

    Bunch of spammers... :D

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 10:51

    As soon as the James Allen video starts I instantly thing hand gestures. Guess what hand gestures I think of.

    does it involve 1 finger ;)

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 10:52

    As soon as the James Allen video starts I instantly thing hand gestures. Guess what hand gestures I think of.

    One or two spring to mind. I believe DC was quite fond of them when trying to overtake Schumi....

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 10:52

    It meant so much to me that I needed to build up to it!

    Oh, ok. I'll bare that in mind.

  • Kathi19/04/2009 at 10:52

    Are you second Kathi? Well done!

    Thanks :)

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 10:53

    One or two spring to mind. I believe DC was quite fond of them when trying to overtake Schumi….

    I was surprised to hear DC mention the wind word this morning, d'ya think he'll get rapped across the knuckles for that?

  • Steven Roy19/04/2009 at 10:53

    Top scorer for the race in FR had Button, Barrichello, Vettel, Webber, Glock, and Tato head. He scored 889 points. OUCH!

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 10:54

    Are you second Kathi? Well done!

    Oh Cool Kathi, :D I wasn't sure if that was you or Mrs Giggles

  • Steven Roy19/04/2009 at 10:54

    Oh, ok. I’ll bare that in mind.

    I have to say I feel like I really missed out not meeting you.

  • Amy19/04/2009 at 10:55

    Top scorer for the race in FR had Button, Barrichello, Vettel, Webber, Glock, and Tato head. He scored 889 points. OUCH!

    my main team will always be let down by having 4 drivers!

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2009 at 10:55

    My summary of the race:

    Red Bull gives them waterwings

    Noah's Ark as two Brawns and two McLarens follow

    Sutil - so near and yet so far (reprise)

    Kubica learns that nosecones stay on better when not hitting Toyotas

    Ferrari's competitiveness got lost at the visa office

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 10:56

    I have to say I feel like I really missed out not meeting you.

    Well as nice as this sudden and unexplained wave of compliments is, I must be off for a bit.

    Speak to you all later! :D:D:D

  • Steven Roy19/04/2009 at 10:56

    SPC has an 80 point lead over Hello F1(it can't be that Hello surely) and 98 points ahead of Autosport with Pitlane Fanatic in 4th

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 10:56

    Top scorer for the race in FR had Button, Barrichello, Vettel, Webber, Glock, and Tato head. He scored 889 points. OUCH!

    my main team will always be let down by having 4 drivers!

    In my team usually 4 drivers let me down!

  • Flibster19/04/2009 at 10:56

    My top team is 128th

    Then 188th, 222nd, 263rd and 416th

    I feel sorry for Team FuzzyWuzzy Wasn't Fuzzy Was he? :(

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 10:57

    SPC has an 80 point lead over Hello F1(it can’t be that Hello surely) and 98 points ahead of Autosport with Pitlane Fanatic in 4th

    Cool

  • Amy19/04/2009 at 10:59

    report has just come in from the Charles Dickens Tavern, crowd of 30 or so there for the race today, so next weekend my pub trips will be resuming. I may not comment as much though!

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 10:59

    Oh Cool Kathi, :D I wasn’t sure if that was you or Mrs Giggles

    No she isn't allowed to play... In case she beat me ;)

  • Steven Roy19/04/2009 at 11:00

    I see Ian Lockwood is 3rd overall in FR but is not in the SPC league.

    Jackie is 6th overall which is fabulous

  • LadySnowcat19/04/2009 at 11:03

    Oh, ok. I’ll bare that in mind.

    Can we make that "bear" that in mind...

    Even though we don't have visual...

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 11:04

    Even though we don’t have visual…

    excellent .. we've seen enough of a bare Flavio on dropio as it is

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2009 at 11:11

    Fantasy Racers score:

    LCM Aléman - 565

    LCM Dragons - 557

    LCM Barato - 497 (if Sutil had finished, this would be much higher!)

    LCM Fire Lizard - 403 (ditto)

    LCM Caro - 358

    Aléman has, for the second time in three races, outscored my freely-selected teams. Possibly because a certain Mr Vettel is there! Dragons had Webber, which is somewhat lucky as I almost picked Glock instead and only relented because having Webber meant I could have Bourdais as well.

    LCM Caro, despite having 98 points guaranteed by the change rule, was the worst-scoring team yet again. Having only two drivers, one of which went off five times, will do that to you. In fact, the team would have been better off if no drivers had been selected at all (this guarantees 400 points per race).

    LCM Barato and LCM Fire Lizard were unlucky because both had Sutil as their strongest representative for much of the race. Picking Trulli as the flexible member of LCM Fire Lizard didn't help either.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 11:12

    excellent .. we’ve seen enough of a bare Flavio on dropio as it is

    Jackie, is that you leading the league?

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 11:13

    And Christine back up to 12th! Well done!

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 11:13

    SPC has an 80 point lead over Hello F1(it can’t be that Hello surely) and 98 points ahead of Autosport with Pitlane Fanatic in 4th

    Well done! Great job for Lou as well - 13th!

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 11:14

    I'm not even the top Filipino anymore - AlvarezF1 is 148th, I'm 155th.

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 11:15

    And Christine back up to 12th! Well done!

    The girlies are doing well. Yes it is Journeyer w00t

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 11:16

    The girlies are doing well. Yes it is Journeyer w00t

    Well done, Jackie! Christine is really mounting a credible campaign this year to take the championship. Where is Mr C?

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 11:16

    LCM Barato and LCM Fire Lizard were unlucky because both had Sutil as their strongest representative for much of the race. Picking Trulli as the flexible member of LCM Fire Lizard didn’t help either.

    You have a gameplan?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 11:16

    I’m not even the top Filipino anymore - AlvarezF1 is 148th, I’m 155th.

    I'm top 'Dane' and top Kiwi - but I really have to beat the swede in 7th!

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 11:17

    Well done, Jackie! Christine is really mounting a credible campaign this year to take the championship. Where is Mr C?

    195th.

  • Sean+Golding19/04/2009 at 11:17

    Where is Mr C?

    He doesn't want to talk about it.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 11:19

    195th.

    Ouch. I can take solace in the fact that I'm still 40 places ahead of him. :D

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2009 at 11:23

    You have a gameplan?

    All my teams have gameplans, but they differ according to team in nature and intelligence.

    LCM Dragons is my free-form team, where I pick whoever I think will do best on the basis of Friday practise sessions and my instincts. In other words, it's run like a normal team. I always select this on the Friday of a Grand Prix.

    LCM Fire Lizard is a hybrid. The drivers and team I support are automatically picked and left in the team race after race (that's Fisichella, Sutil, Hamilton and Button). However, there's enough change to have a mid-value driver of choice as well. That driver is selected on the basis of Friday practise and how much money is left over. I always select this on the Friday of a Grand Prix.

    LCM Barato is the team where the cheapest drivers are placed. Any that become too expensive are sold and replaced with cheaper ones. I always select this on the Sunday of a Grand Prix in readiness for the next race.

    LCM Caro is the opposite. Only the most expensive drivers need apply, with drivers whose value is slipping casually cast off. I always select this on the Sunday of a Grand Prix in readiness for the next race.

    LCM Aléman is the German team. All the German drivers are there and nobody else. This is a decent mix of low- and medium-value drivers. So far this team hasn't changed since I made it, but if a German driver leaves or enters the sport, the change would be made as soon as I knew about it.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 11:24

    Mwhahaha.. I have made a james allen video for China.

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 11:25

    Mwhahaha.. I have made a james allen video for China.

    where?

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 11:25

    where?

    Uploading to drop.io now

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2009 at 11:26

    Further to the above, LCM Barato has lost Glock because he became too expensive. It has gained both Nakajima and Kubica, meaning it has seven drivers (including the Force India drivers, Toro Rosso duo and Piquet Jr) and $1.4m of change.

    LCM Caro remains unchanged with Hamilton, Button and $9.6m of change.

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 11:28

    LCM Caro remains unchanged with Hamilton, Button and $9.6m of change.

    Mine are really just drivers I like, I just got lucky with the Brawns and I have a soft spot for Vettel anyway. my Pitlanefanatic team is down in 344th LOL or 2 thousand and something in the overall league

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 11:29

    Mine are really just drivers I like, I just got lucky with the Brawns and I have a soft spot for Vettel anyway. my Pitlanefanatic team is down in 344th LOL or 2 thousand and something in the overall league

    We're happy that you chose the right team to put in SPC. :D

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 11:31

    Mwhahaha.. I have made a james allen video for China.

    And here it is. This is 99% what James Allen will do for his next video, based on that creepy Malaysia video, I'm sure of it :D

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/chinajames-wmv

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 11:33

    Lukeh, you are an absolute star, thats brilliant :D :D :D

  • lou19/04/2009 at 11:33

    And here it is. This is 99% what James Allen will do for his next video, based on that creepy Malaysia video, I’m sure of it :D

    :D :D :D :D awesome!

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2009 at 11:34

    My best team (LCM Dragons, thankfully) is 475th overall. My worst one (LCM Caro) just dropped out of the overall top 4000.

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 11:43

    And here it is. This is 99% what James Allen will do for his next video, based on that creepy Malaysia video, I’m sure of it :D

    haha. The "bye" at the end is a little creepy... :P

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 11:44

    haha. The “bye” at the end is a little creepy… :P

    :D

    Mission accomplished!

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 11:46

    247th on FR... *sigh*

    New target is to beat 'me'.

  • Amy19/04/2009 at 11:54

    Mission accomplished!

    That was spot on!

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 11:58

    Boooo! I've dropped 3 pages to 214th! :(

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 11:59

    Boooo! I’ve dropped 3 pages to 214th!

    Yes, pages, not places.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 12:02

    Yes, pages, not places.

    I dropped 2 pages myself. :)

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 12:03

    247th on FR… *sigh*

    NO! CHRISTINE's BEATING ME :(

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 12:04

    NO! CHRISTINE’s BEATING ME :(

    She's beating most people. ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 12:05

    Dom: 19/04/2009 at 13:04:50

    NO! CHRISTINE’s BEATING ME

    She’s beating most people.

    She's 12th!

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 12:06

    She’s beating most people. ;)

    but i was 3rd last week, and she was like 20th.

    now she's 12th and im 20th :( pah

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 12:07

    If I'm falling at this rate, I'll never get near the top :(

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 12:07

    She’s beating most people. ;)

    She is the Brawn of Fantasy Racers. :D

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 12:08

    If I’m falling at this rate, I’ll never get near the top :(

    Loads of racing to go though.

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 12:08

    Looks like Kimi is trying to hide the hat under his hood - http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/45678385-kubica-raikkonen466-jpg

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 12:10

    Loads of racing to go though.

    But to be fair, the teams with 6 drivers, mainly the ones who are doing well, are scoring more points which means those who didn't capitalise on it are at a disadvantage regardless.

  • Andy Taylor19/04/2009 at 12:10

    Here's my review of the race.

    Safety car boring. "If we start racing the track will dry" (Alonso).

    Some exciting stuff

    Oh no for Sutil (and again, that's my fault)

    Hurrah for Vettel and Webber

  • Andy Taylor19/04/2009 at 12:11

    By the way, posting from work - everything is OK here.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 12:11

    By the way, posting from work - everything is OK here.

    But it's a Sunday!

  • Andy Taylor19/04/2009 at 12:12

    But it’s a Sunday!

    I work in a shop. Plus it's my lunch break !!

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 12:15

    My FR team positions:

    Zero Downforce - 214th

    Dumbo Flugel'd Kung Fu Marmots - 230th

    Woodwiss Engineering - 323rd

    Relentless Racing - 331st

    Team Aviva - 360th

    I suck :(

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 12:16

    The problem is I can only afford 4 drivers at most if I want to stand a chance of doing well, which is annoying when everyone who's doing well has 5 or 6.

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 12:18

    The problem is I can only afford 4 drivers at most if I want to stand a chance of doing well, which is annoying when everyone who’s doing well has 5 or 6.

    Thats because we boughts lots at the beginning, it's tough now for people who haven't bought the Brawns/Williams/Toyotas/RedBulls at the beginning

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 12:18

    Thats because we boughts lots at the beginning, it’s tough now for people who haven’t bought the Brawns/Williams/Toyotas/RedBulls at the beginning

    Exactly. Oh why didn't I remember to get Jenson and Rubens?! :(

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 12:19

    Exactly. Oh why didn’t I remember to get Jenson and Rubens before the start of the season?!

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 12:19

    Exactly. Oh why didn’t I remember to get Jenson and Rubens?! :(

    I bought the Brawns, Toyota's, Rosberg because they did so well in oz Practice and then Sutil for some extra points

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 12:21

    Hmm, what is there to do for 6 hours until the debrief and panel? LOL

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 12:22

    Hmm, what is there to do for 6 hours until the debrief and panel? LOL

    Does your life consist of burning time between podcasts? :P

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 12:23

    Hmm, what is there to do for 6 hours until the debrief and panel? LOL

    Write on your blog?

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 12:23

    Write on your blog?

    Ooh good one. Thanks.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 12:24

    Hmm, what is there to do for 6 hours until the debrief and panel? LOL

    I'm playing New Star Grand prix. it's fantastic fun!

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 12:24

    I'm back home again where I have modern internet and 20thC TV. At Dad's it is the other way around.

    Hmm, what is there to do for 6 hours until the debrief and panel? LOL

    In my case the ton of homework I didn't do Friday, followed by downloading the race on iPlayer to blog-note it because I joined late this morning. I was an hour out and switched the TV on as the SC pulled in - and just now the replay started when I did!

  • Amy19/04/2009 at 12:24

    Hmm, what is there to do for 6 hours until the debrief and panel? LOL

    sleep! that's what I should be doing, instead I'm watching tennis

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 12:26

    Think I'll also update my Super Season Grid. The spreadsheet I do it on is on my dad's laptop, so I've just texted him to e-mail it to me.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 12:26

    Thoughts on this piece of news? No GMM signage, but it's from PF1.

    'McLaren mechanics furious with Hamilton'

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 12:29

    Mwhahaha.. I have made a james allen video for China.

    And here it is. This is 99% what James Allen will do for his next video, based on that creepy Malaysia video, I’m sure of it :D

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/chinajames-wmv

    That was brilliant!

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 12:30

    Made some FR changes, before the prices really jack up. I've dropped Trulli for Vettel - stupid me for not doing it before this weekend. Oh well.

    I'll probably let go of Rosberg at some point to replace him with Trulli, Glock, or Webber - I'll have whichever 1 does best of the 4.

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 12:31

    Made some FR changes, before the prices really jack up. I’ve dropped Trulli for Vettel - stupid me for not doing it before this weekend. Oh well.

    I've done the same :)

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 12:32

    I’ll probably let go of Rosberg at some point to replace him with Trulli, Glock, or Webber - I’ll have whichever 1 does best of the 4.

    Well, I'll have any combination of those 5 - the 4 above and Kubica.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 12:32

    Who would've thought - 3 races in and Kubica with 0 points? He's not a happy bunny right now, that's for sure.

    He'll be saying "I told you so!" to Doc Mario after last year's dropoff.

  • Scott in Italy (what offseason)19/04/2009 at 12:34

    Who would’ve thought - 3 races in and Kubica with 0 points? He’s not a happy bunny right now, that’s for sure.

    He looked promising in the first race, didn't he? I think i put him in FR after that. woops. Italian newspaper has a forum called "3 races 0 points". funny :)

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 12:34

    Mwhahaha.. I have made a james allen video for China.

    And here it is. This is 99% what James Allen will do for his next video, based on that creepy Malaysia video, I’m sure of it :D

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/chinajames-wmv

    That was brilliant!

    That is utter, utter genius.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 12:35

    He looked promising in the first race, didn’t he? I think i put him in FR after that. woops. Italian newspaper has a forum called “3 races 0 points”. funny :)

    yup - but then you could say that was due to good strategy. he had bad luck in malaysia and bad pace here.

  • Scott in Italy (what offseason)19/04/2009 at 12:35

    And here it is. This is 99% what James Allen will do for his next video, based on that creepy Malaysia video, I’m sure of it :D

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/chinajames-wmv

    which creepy video? i think i missed something (not unusual)

  • Rich19/04/2009 at 12:36

    Who would’ve thought - 3 races in and Kubica with 0 points? He’s not a happy bunny right now, that’s for sure.

    He’ll be saying “I told you so!” to Doc Mario after last year’s dropoff.

    ...and it would have been the right decision - neither driver is really get much out of the 009 car!

    Too think I swapped Webber for Kubica in my disaster of a Fantasy Racers!

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 12:36

    I made my changes straight after the race:

    DFKFM: Button, Webber, Rosberg, Barrichello

    Woodwiss Engineering: Button, Barrichello, Vettel, Buemi

    Team Aviva: Sutil, Button Barrichello, Vettel

    Relentless Racing: Sutil, Button, Webber, Barrichello

    Zero Downforce: Button, Webber, Barrichello, Vettel

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2009 at 12:36

    What about Ferrari? They're still behind Force India despite the latter only having 16th and 18th this time out...

  • Amy19/04/2009 at 12:36

    @thefifthdriver on twitter: What a fantastic race! Heikki drove flawlessly. Lewis not too pleased with fifth. But some good points on the board. Here's to Bahrain!

    Lewis must be even more unhappy considering he didn't come fifth.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 12:37

    Too think I swapped Webber for Kubica in my disaster of a Fantasy Racers!

    Webber was the one with the good luck for once, eh? ;)

  • Scott in Italy (what offseason)19/04/2009 at 12:37

    And here it is. This is 99% what James Allen will do for his next video, based on that creepy Malaysia video, I’m sure of it :D

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/chinajames-wmv

    nice :)

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 12:37

    What about Ferrari? They’re still behind Force India despite the latter only having 16th and 18th this time out…

    Massa would probably have been 5th had his electrics not died. Sutil would probably have been 6th had it not been for his error.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 12:38

    which creepy video? i think i missed something (not unusual)

    this one.

  • Scott in Italy (what offseason)19/04/2009 at 12:39

    this one.

    thanks. opening the horror now...

  • Scott in Italy (what offseason)19/04/2009 at 12:41

    this one.

    umm. yeah, odd. not much more to say, except the parody was perfect :)

  • Rich19/04/2009 at 12:41

    And here it is. This is 99% what James Allen will do for his next video, based on that creepy Malaysia video, I’m sure of it :D

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/chinajames-wmv

    I have surprised myself by liking his blog page, but these video dairies are pretentious and awful.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 12:41

    i think ferrari, mclaren, and bmw are no longer in contention for the title. i think the champion will come from brawn, red bull, or toyota.

    does anyone disagree with this assessment?

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 12:42

    Anyone seen the GP on the iplayer? it starts with the race?! theres no build up at all, and its not highlights!! when you first click on it it says 3hrs 10 minutes, but not its changed to 2hrs 15th :(

  • Scott in Italy (what offseason)19/04/2009 at 12:42

    I have surprised myself by liking his blog page, but these video dairies are pretentious and awful.

    likewise. i love his blog. now i'm watching murrayisms on youtube

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 12:43

    i think ferrari, mclaren, and bmw are no longer in contention for the title. i think the champion will come from brawn, red bull, or toyota.

    does anyone disagree with this assessment?

    I don't. Even if the big guys catch up the others will have too many points!

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 12:46

    I don’t. Even if the big guys catch up the others will have too many points!

    Exactly. Not to mention their cars are nowhere near the pace being set at the front right now.

  • Amy19/04/2009 at 12:47

    right nap time, i shall be back for live-ness, maybe. I might also turn off the alarm and go back to sleep.

  • Rich19/04/2009 at 12:47

    i think ferrari, mclaren, and bmw are no longer in contention for the title. i think the champion will come from brawn, red bull, or toyota.

    does anyone disagree with this assessment?

    I think it is a bit early to say. Despite what is being said (people & press) the Macca is progressing with it KERS - but there may be unhappiness between crew and Lewis - he real sold Dave out - there was no sharing of responsability. I think BMW-Sauber and Ferrari are in real difficulty though. If Robert does not score in the next two races I suspect he will rather give up leaving Nick with the task of developing the car (Nick does not give up). Statements Kimi is making will not help morale at Ferrari. Whatever the press and others say about Fernando he does not give up and is a real champion.

  • Flibster19/04/2009 at 12:49

    Custom Australian GP DVD creation - total failure...

    Plays ok on the PC, but standalone players go nuts.

    Hmmm. Going to have to break out Adobe Premier and have a fiddle before encoding to dvd.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 12:50

    I think it is a bit early to say. Despite what is being said (people & press) the Macca is progressing with it KERS - but there may be unhappiness between crew and Lewis - he real sold Dave out - there was no sharing of responsability. I think BMW-Sauber and Ferrari are in real difficulty though. If Robert does not score in the next two races I suspect he will rather give up leaving Nick with the task of developing the car (Nick does not give up). Statements Kimi is making will not help morale at Ferrari. Whatever the press and others say about Fernando he does not give up and is a real champion.

    McLaren are in the best position now to mount a comeback - but if the mechanics disenchantment story is true, Lewis is in trouble. Ferrari needs no explaination. BMW has the knowhow and the process to do it, but this is the first time they've had to play real catchup with the frontrunners.

  • lou19/04/2009 at 12:52

    Anyone seen the GP on the iplayer? it starts with the race?! theres no build up at all, and its not highlights!! when you first click on it it says 3hrs 10 minutes, but not its changed to 2hrs 15th :(

    ah :( i wonder why... i re watched the australian GP with build up on the iplayer... erm.. maybe leave a comment on Jake's blog? or email the bbc f1 dept. i'm sure they probably meant to put the build up online.

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 12:54

    Ferrari use rFactor now?

    http://www.ferrari.com/English/Ferrari_TV/Pages/FerrariTVPlayer.aspx?serverId=2846&c=Video&cat=13

  • Flibster19/04/2009 at 12:55

    Can't find my Adobe Premier Pro dvd....

    I've put it somewhere safe. Damn.

    Adobe's download dite is impressively fast though. 1600kB/s

  • Rich19/04/2009 at 12:55

    McLaren are in the best position now to mount a comeback - but if the mechanics disenchantment story is true, Lewis is in trouble. Ferrari needs no explaination. BMW has the knowhow and the process to do it, but this is the first time they’ve had to play real catchup with the frontrunners.

    BMW Sauber usually start a season strongly and decline as it progresses - not a terribly positive history. I think their success is going to rest with Nick's feedback and professionalism if they are to claw back.

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 12:56

    F1 Minute is finally complete, having had to time it around Mr C's coughing fits and a car alarm.

    http://www.f1minute.com/2009/04/19/19-apr-09-red-bull-take-maiden-win-in-wet-china/

  • Rich19/04/2009 at 12:57

    Who else is impressed with de Swisseb (affectionately known as potato head)? Specifically comparing him to his team mate.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 12:58

    BMW Sauber usually start a season strongly and decline as it progresses - not a terribly positive history. I think their success is going to rest with Nick’s feedback and professionalism if they are to claw back.

    Agreed - they usually don't do it the other way round. And Kubica, like Kimi, is losing motivation with each passing race...

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 12:59

    Who else is impressed with de Swisseb (affectionately known as potato head)? Specifically comparing him to his team mate.

    Count me in! He has more or less ended Bourdais' F1 career, and could end Webber's too - I think that, assuming he keeps this up, he'll move up to the A-team once Webber's contract expires.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 12:59

    Ferrari use rFactor now?

    http://www.ferrari.com/English/Ferrari_TV/Pages/FerrariTVPlayer.aspx?serverId=2846&c=Video&cat=13

    Hmm... looks that way - we know the Donington video was shot in rFactor.

    We should do our own video using a sidepodcast livieried car and own own comments!

  • shaun19/04/2009 at 13:01

    Steven Roy said:

    For anyone who missed it last night the Jim Clark film is on the iplayer and I highly reccommend it.

    Cheers Steven,

    I also recommend it...what a driver and what a man Jim Clark was.

  • toxicfusion19/04/2009 at 13:01

    I can't wait for Bahrain, it will be the first race of the season where we don't have rain or light issues.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:02

    I can’t wait for Bahrain, it will be the first race of the season where we don’t have rain or light issues.

    Unless we have a sandstorm. ;)

  • lou19/04/2009 at 13:03

    I can’t wait for Bahrain, it will be the first race of the season where we don’t have rain or light issues.

    we have the heat though... honda always used to have problems with making sure the engine and i think gear box was lubricated properly.. should be interesting...

  • Rich19/04/2009 at 13:04

    Count me in! He has more or less ended Bourdais’ F1 career, and could end Webber’s too - I think that, assuming he keeps this up, he’ll move up to the A-team once Webber’s contract expires.

    Could well be, which is why I am hoping Mark has a good season, he is not much slower than the Wunderkid! Although a Brawn supporter I am hugely pleased that Red Bull have finally won a GP.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:04

    Listening to Vettel's 2008 song - Steve McQueen by The Automatic.

    Is Vettel F1's teenage Steve McQueen?

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:04

    Could well be, which is why I am hoping Mark has a good season, he is not much slower than the Wunderkid! Although a Brawn supporter I am hugely pleased that Red Bull have finally won a GP.

    Agreed. If we see Vettel v Button for the Championship, that would be absolutely brilliant! :D

  • Rich19/04/2009 at 13:07

    Agreed. If we see Vettel v Button for the Championship, that would be absolutely brilliant! :D

    Would like to see Nico mount some sort of challenge as well.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 13:08

    Ahh what a lovely day :) Currently sitting out the back garden , blue skies and sunshine, with a bowl of ice cream. yummy :D

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:08

    Would like to see Nico mount some sort of challenge as well.

    It's possible, but unlikely. He hasn't made hay while they were at the front. And Williams is now slowly starting to slip to that congested midfield.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 13:10

    Would like to see Nico mount some sort of challenge as well.

    It’s possible, but unlikely. He hasn’t made hay while they were at the front. And Williams is now slowly starting to slip to that congested midfield.

    Nico has to show he can win first!

  • goonersfan19/04/2009 at 13:10

    China has done me no favours withregards to Fantasy Racers.

    I am currently 289th .

  • Flibster19/04/2009 at 13:13

    Ahh what a lovely day :) Currently sitting out the back garden , blue skies and sunshine, with a bowl of ice cream. yummy :D

    Sat in the lounge watching the replay with the 5 live commentary on.

    Didn't know that the replay had the audio options on it as well. Nicely done BBC

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 13:14

    I really want to hear something about how rubens felt about China. After how down and disappointed he seemed after Malaysia and the discussion we had in the pub between a few of us concerning Rubens I just want to see how his mindset is...

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:17

    Didn’t know that the replay had the audio options on it as well. Nicely done BBC

    Do they have the onboard options too?

  • Sean+Golding19/04/2009 at 13:17

    It’s possible, but unlikely. He hasn’t made hay while they were at the front. And Williams is now slowly starting to slip to that congested midfield.

    Williams are the weakest of the diffuser teams by a fair way it seems. Toyota are definately stronger than them.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:17

    Am now downloading the Jim Clark docu. Took a look at the JYS one, but it seems they just reused most of the material from his autobio, so I passed on it.

  • Rich19/04/2009 at 13:18

    It’s possible, but unlikely. He hasn’t made hay while they were at the front. And Williams is now slowly starting to slip to that congested midfield.

    Agreed - more wishful thinking.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 13:19

    I really want to hear something about how rubens felt about China. After how down and disappointed he seemed after Malaysia and the discussion we had in the pub between a few of us concerning Rubens I just want to see how his mindset is…

    Can you make a montage out of it?

  • Rich19/04/2009 at 13:21

    Am now downloading the Jim Clark docu. Took a look at the JYS one, but it seems they just reused most of the material from his autobio, so I passed on it.

    How can you download it? I wish it was available here to download/watch.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:22

    How can you download it? I wish it was available here to download/watch.

    [redacted], as always.

  • Rich19/04/2009 at 13:23

    Nico has to show he can win first!

    You are right but possibly when he gets his first win it will change things.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 13:24

    How can you download it? I wish it was available here to download/watch.

    [redacted], as always.

    You should PM stuff like that - especially as the site is now invite only!

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:25

    You should PM stuff like that - especially as the site is now invite only!

    But we don't have PM... Besides, I didn't give the URL.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 13:26

    You should PM stuff like that - especially as the site is now invite only!

    But we don’t have PM… Besides, I didn’t give the URL.

    Use the wiki PM system?

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:26

    You are right but possibly when he gets his first win it will change things.

    He won't win if his car isn't developed enough, though. But assuming Nico leaves Williams after this season, where will he go? Maybe McLaren? Maybe BMW?

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:27

    Use the wiki PM system?

    Oh, yeaaaah. Oh well, too late for that. I'll remember it next time. :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 13:28

    You are right but possibly when he gets his first win it will change things.

    He won’t win if his car isn’t developed enough, though. But assuming Nico leaves Williams after this season, where will he go? Maybe McLaren? Maybe BMW?

    We said that about Jenson and it still took him 2 and a half years to see the benefit. Also Kovy ain't too hot after winning last year and neither is Kubica...

  • Rich19/04/2009 at 13:30

    [redacted], as always.

    Unless uber rich in SA you can only follow F1 via blogs and live-timings. Bandwidth is horrendously expensive about 10 GB Pounds per Gigabyte and 10 000 GB p/a salary is typical for a university lecturer. Service providers use proxy servers and most exclude torrents.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:30

    We said that about Jenson and it still took him 2 and a half years to see the benefit. Also Kovy ain’t too hot after winning last year and neither is Kubica…

    Agreed on all counts. It seems to have worked on Vettel, though. ;) It's more about the car under you than your own motivation going up after getting that first win.

    I remember Ron saying, "Welcome to the world of winning, Heikki." Maybe he just stayed there for a day then went back home? ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 13:30

    [redacted], as always.

    Unless uber rich in SA you can only follow F1 via blogs and live-timings. Bandwidth is horrendously expensive about 10 GB Pounds per Gigabyte and 10 000 GB p/a salary is typical for a university lecturer. Service providers use proxy servers and most exclude torrents.

    Is it not on TV there?

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:31

    Bandwidth is horrendously expensive about 10 GB Pounds per Gigabyte

    Sounds roughly the same to our rates. Still, it's fast enough for my needs.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:31

    Is it not on TV there?

    BBC4 sure isn't. ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 13:31

    We said that about Jenson and it still took him 2 and a half years to see the benefit. Also Kovy ain’t too hot after winning last year and neither is Kubica…

    Agreed on all counts. It seems to have worked on Vettel, though. ;) It’s more about the car under you than your own motivation going up after getting that first win.

    I remember Ron saying, “Welcome to the world of winning, Heikki.” Maybe he just stayed there for a day then went back home? ;)

    There are drivers that need that first win to become a winner, and there are some drivers who need something more...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 13:32

    Is it not on TV there?

    BBC4 sure isn’t. ;)

    And the BBC channels that are available show news, old shows or cooking programmes :-(

    I meant live coverage though!

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:33

    There are drivers that need that first win to become a winner, and there are some drivers who need something more…

    Something more being a fast car?

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:33

    And the BBC channels that are available show news, old shows or cooking programmes :-(

    We have BBC World News. Does that count? ;)

  • Rich19/04/2009 at 13:33

    Is it not on TV there?

    Yes on pay channel - even more expensive than bandwidth, certainly more than I can afford.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 13:33

    There are drivers that need that first win to become a winner, and there are some drivers who need something more…

    Something more being a fast car?

    Their heads need to be in order!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 13:34

    Is it not on TV there?

    Yes on pay channel - even more expensive than bandwidth, certainly more than I can afford.

    :-(

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:34

    Their heads need to be in order!

    Isn't Kovi's head in order? ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 13:34

    And the BBC channels that are available show news, old shows or cooking programmes :-(

    We have BBC World News. Does that count? ;)

    Yes. It counts down before every bulletin!

  • Scott in Italy (what offseason)19/04/2009 at 13:35

    Yes. It counts down before every bulletin!

    they took my BBC away :( i did miss that countdown...

  • Rich19/04/2009 at 13:35

    Something more being a fast car?

    Lets be honest, few drivers can win these day with a car that is not one of the three fastest on that specific circuit.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:35

    Yes. It counts down before every bulletin!

    I like their countdown, actually. ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 13:36

    Yes. It counts down before every bulletin!

    they took my BBC away :( i did miss that countdown…

    Never fear, Bill Bailey is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW23wpE4AOw

    :-D

  • Scott in Italy (what offseason)19/04/2009 at 13:38

    Never fear, Bill Bailey is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW23wpE4AOw

    Thanks :)

  • Sean Golding19/04/2009 at 13:41

    Never fear, Bill Bailey is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW23wpE4AOw

    Good ol' Bill Bailey. He's great sometimes.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 13:42

    Just seen fantasy racers, down to 330th, one place ahead of one of Woodwiss' teams.

    Why is everyone I pick end up useless?

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 13:43

    Why is everyone I pick end up useless?

    "The RG Curse"? :P

    But seriously, perhaps it's a case of bad luck. And using heart over head?

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 13:45

    But seriously, perhaps it’s a case of bad luck. And using heart over head?

    Fisichella? I don't like Fisichella. The only two I choose cos I like em are Heidfeld and Glock, who on a good weekend should be good. I mean Rosberg and Trulli should do well as well.

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 14:01

    Just seen fantasy racers, down to 330th, one place ahead of one of Woodwiss’ teams.

    Why is everyone I pick end up useless?

    I'm 419th!! I've just made some drastic changes to rectify the situation, and if that fails I may have to make more teams.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 14:02

    I’m 419th!! I’ve just made some drastic changes to rectify the situation, and if that fails I may have to make more teams.

    I'll stop moaning. Going for Raikkonen to pick up my 'lap' points

  • Rich19/04/2009 at 14:03

    Just seen fantasy racers, down to 330th, one place ahead of one of Woodwiss’ teams.

    Why is everyone I pick end up useless?

    I am paying the price for being loyal to Kubica, Rosberg and Alonso! Problem is I do not have the money to swap them out.

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 14:04

    I’ll stop moaning. Going for Raikkonen to pick up my ‘lap’ points

    I did have Button, Rosberg, Heidfeld and Alonso.

    I now have Button, Glock, Buemi and Sutil. Bring on Bahrain!

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 14:05

    I am paying the price for being loyal to Kubica, Rosberg and Alonso! Problem is I do not have the money to swap them out.

    Me too! I wanted to keep a Williams driver in no matter what, but sod that, I'm losing.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 14:05

    I am paying the price for being loyal to Kubica, Rosberg and Alonso! Problem is I do not have the money to swap them out.

    Buy low, sell high, right? I guess that didn't turn out so well?

    Should I let go of Rosberg for Webber? I'm thinking Nico still has a few good results under him.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 14:05

    Me too! I wanted to keep a Williams driver in no matter what, but sod that, I’m losing.

    I'll keep Nico for next weekend. Surely he'll do better in the dry?

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 14:05

    I did have Button, Rosberg, Heidfeld and Alonso.

    I now have Button, Glock, Buemi and Sutil. Bring on Bahrain!

    ahem, I may have gone insane.

    Glock, Heidfeld (automatic picks), Raikkonen, Nakajima, Buemi and Vettel

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 14:06

    Should I let go of Rosberg for Webber? I’m thinking Nico still has a few good results under him.

    Tough choice - both will yo-yo through the seasons!

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 14:06

    I did have Button, Rosberg, Heidfeld and Alonso.

    I now have Button, Glock, Buemi and Sutil. Bring on Bahrain!

    Sorry that's not right, it was Kubica I had not Heidfeld

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 14:06

    Glock, Heidfeld (automatic picks), Raikkonen, Nakajima, Buemi and Vettel

    Vettel and Glock should be good, otherwise, this is a banzai lineup - all or nothing!

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 14:07

    Vettel and Glock should be good, otherwise, this is a banzai lineup - all or nothing!

    That's the plan

  • Rich19/04/2009 at 14:10

    Vettel and Glock should be good, otherwise, this is a banzai lineup - all or nothing!

    I have kept them since the first race - will not trade them either as they together with Jenson are my current favourite drivers.

  • Rich19/04/2009 at 14:13

    Should I let go of Rosberg for Webber? I’m thinking Nico still has a few good results under him.

    The Red Bull cars have been more consistently fast - better be fast as Webber's price is increasing and Rosberg's decreasing!

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 14:15

    The Red Bull cars have been more consistently fast - better be fast as Webber’s price is increasing and Rosberg’s decreasing!

    I've made an impulsive move.

    Let go of Rosberg and Kubica for Webber and Buemi. Here goes nothing.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 14:19

    The Red Bull cars have been more consistently fast - better be fast as Webber’s price is increasing and Rosberg’s decreasing!

    I’ve made an impulsive move.

    Let go of Rosberg and Kubica for Webber and Buemi. Here goes nothing.

    I don't think the driver values have stabilised yet - have they been updated post china yet?

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 14:21

    I’ve made an impulsive move.

    Let go of Rosberg and Kubica for Webber and Buemi. Here goes nothing.

    that's not a bad shout actually, could be some real ground to be made up with those ones

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 14:22

    I don’t think the driver values have stabilised yet - have they been updated post china yet?

    yes, they've been updated at least twice as far as i can tell. i had to go for webber now - his price is only going to get higher.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 14:22

    that’s not a bad shout actually, could be some real ground to be made up with those ones

    Fingers crossed. xx

    I'm pretty sure I won't regret letting go of Nico, but Robert... it may come back to haunt me, depending on how he does over the next few races.

  • Kathi19/04/2009 at 14:24

    I don’t think the driver values have stabilised yet - have they been updated post china yet?

    http://fantasyracers.com/game/drivervalues.php

    biggest changes

    Trulli -0.9

    Rosberg -0.8

    Webber +1.1

    Vettel +1.2

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 14:25

    http://fantasyracers.com/game/drivervalues.php

    biggest changes

    Trulli -0.9

    Rosberg -0.8

    Webber +1.1

    Vettel +1.2

    Look at button compared to the beginning of the series. thats phonomenal

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 14:26

    Look at button compared to the beginning of the series. thats phonomenal

    Yes, quite stunning. Very happy I got him and Rubens right at the start - it's keeping me in the upper pages, for sure. :)

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 14:27

    Yes, quite stunning. Very happy I got him and Rubens right at the start - it’s keeping me in the upper pages, for sure. :)

    Me too :D

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 14:28

    Watching Clark docu, BRB.

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 14:29

    By the way, anyone else noticed that Brawns have been complaining about getting heat into their tyres more than any other team....if my memory serves me correctly that was a problem that honda had too....

  • Rich19/04/2009 at 14:36

    that’s not a bad shout actually, could be some real ground to be made up with those ones

    I think that is a good combo. I have decided the more I meddle the worse my team does.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 14:39

    http://fantasyracers.com/game/drivervalues.php

    biggest changes

    Trulli -0.9

    Rosberg -0.8

    Webber +1.1

    Vettel +1.2

    Look at button compared to the beginning of the series. thats phonomenal

    Just doing some FR stats now. What do you guys want to see?

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 14:40

    Just doing some FR stats now. What do you guys want to see?

    The drivers i need to win the championship would be nice? If you have that sort of information?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 14:41

    Just doing some FR stats now. What do you guys want to see?

    The drivers i need to win the championship would be nice? If you have that sort of information?

    I'm not Mystic Meg you know!

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 14:41

    I’m not Mystic Meg you know!

    Pah :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 14:42

    On that note, where is a good place where I can find stats on the race?

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 14:49

    Urm... spam on the drop.io that'll need clearing up..

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 14:49

    On that note, where is a good place where I can find stats on the race?

    Not sure, other than the Autosport.com stats in the subscription section.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 14:49

    Urm… spam on the drop.io that’ll need clearing up..

    Not another budgie smuggler is it???

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 14:50

    Not another budgie smuggler is it???

    Umm...not quite

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 14:50

    Umm…not quite

    You could say this. Like, completely.

  • me19/04/2009 at 14:55

    By the way, anyone else noticed that Brawns have been complaining about getting heat into their tyres more than any other team….if my memory serves me correctly that was a problem that honda had too….

    i thought the issue was they were massively mismanaged by a board in japan who were clueless as to the art of racing?

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 14:56

    i thought the issue was they were massively mismanaged by a board in japan who were clueless as to the art of racing?

    well yeah that too

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 14:57

    And here it is. This is 99% what James Allen will do for his next video, based on that creepy Malaysia video, I’m sure of it :D

    Hahahahaha!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 15:00

    And here it is. This is 99% what James Allen will do for his next video, based on that creepy Malaysia video, I’m sure of it :D

    Lukeh, how did you make that video?

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 15:03

    Lukeh, how did you make that video?

    10 minutes of searching formula1.com and windows movie maker.

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 15:05

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/scary-jpg-2

    LOL

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 15:06

    Am commenting outside in the sunshine in our garden. Tis lovely blue skies here :)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 15:07

    Am commenting outside in the sunshine in our garden. Tis lovely blue skies here :)

    Not only down there my friend, had a football game in bloomin good sunshine. Pity the pitch was as hard as concrete, but cant have everything. Lovely day it has been

  • Kathi19/04/2009 at 15:08

    Am commenting outside in the sunshine in our garden. Tis lovely blue skies here :)

    Am commenting outside in the sunshine in our garden. Tis lovely blue skies here :)

    Booo!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 15:09

    Am commenting outside in the sunshine in our garden. Tis lovely blue skies here :)

    Booo!

    It's nice in Denmark too ...)

  • toxicfusion19/04/2009 at 15:09

    I've created a second team for fantasy racers, an all German team :D

    For the Spanish GP I'm tempted to create a team and put the McLaren and Ferrari drivers in considering thats when both teams hope their seasons will get a kick start.

  • Kathi19/04/2009 at 15:09

    It’s nice in Denmark too …;)

    Boooooooooooooooooooooo!

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 15:18

    I take it the research question for tonight's panel is something like do your own version of James Allen's video.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 15:19

    I take it the research question for tonight’s panel is something like do your own version of James Allen’s video.

    He's asked you to watch it, so I dunno.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 15:21

    I take it the research question for tonight’s panel is something like do your own version of James Allen’s video.

    I was just bored. :P if it is then that's mere coincedence.

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 15:31

    By the way, anyone else noticed that Brawns have been complaining about getting heat into their tyres more than any other team….if my memory serves me correctly that was a problem that honda had too….

    it seems to be a problem in the wet, but not in the dry. mind you, honda's best performance last year was in the wet.

    if you were to ask me, it's a minor problem that can be resolved with some aero updates. but i think it won't be so much of a factor for most other races during the season.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 15:32

    By the way, anyone else noticed that Brawns have been complaining about getting heat into their tyres more than any other team….if my memory serves me correctly that was a problem that honda had too….

    it seems to be a problem in the wet, but not in the dry. mind you, honda’s best performance last year was in the wet.

    if you were to ask me, it’s a minor problem that can be resolved with some aero updates. but i think it won’t be so much of a factor for most other races during the season.

    They have a sidepod update for Barcelona IIRC ... so at least we know they are still developing the car :-)

  • Journeyer19/04/2009 at 15:33

    They have a sidepod update for Barcelona IIRC … so at least we know they are still developing the car :-)

    they will develop the car, for sure. ross won't let them stand still.

    BTW, remember it was reported before that branson would be in china? he wasn't here, was he? any idea when he'll show up next? and if there's any progress on the virgin sponsorship upgrade?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 15:34

    They have a sidepod update for Barcelona IIRC … so at least we know they are still developing the car :-)

    they will develop the car, for sure. ross won’t let them stand still.

    BTW, remember it was reported before that branson would be in china? he wasn’t here, was he? any idea when he’ll show up next? and if there’s any progress on the virgin sponsorship upgrade?

    It's all gone quiet... 'ow queer!

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 15:35

    It’s all gone quiet… ‘ow queer!

    Wasn't there talk of the sponsorship being initially for the 1st three races before a proper deal would be thrashed out?

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 15:36

    BTW, remember it was reported before that branson would be in china? he wasn’t here, was he? any idea when he’ll show up next? and if there’s any progress on the virgin sponsorship upgrade?

    Don't think it has anything to do with the scuffle between Button and Branson when the latter was checking out the former's GF in a drunken state, do you?

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 15:36

    Don’t think it has anything to do with the scuffle between Button and Branson when the latter was checking out the former’s GF in a drunken state, do you?

    If that was true, then the media outlets said it happened before the Australian GP.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 15:36

    BTW, remember it was reported before that branson would be in china? he wasn’t here, was he? any idea when he’ll show up next? and if there’s any progress on the virgin sponsorship upgrade?

    Don’t think it has anything to do with the scuffle between Button and Branson when the latter was checking out the former’s GF in a drunken state, do you?

    News link? (and please not the sun or similar!)

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 15:37

    If he was a proper businessman it'd shouldn't be a factor

  • lou19/04/2009 at 15:37

    Don’t think it has anything to do with the scuffle between Button and Branson when the latter was checking out the former’s GF in a drunken state, do you?

    no. if there wasn't going to be a deal Brawn would take the virgin stickers off the car and drivers visors.

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 15:37

    News link? (and please not the sun or similar!)

    Cos that wouldn't make it news

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 15:38

    If that was true, then the media outlets said it happened before the Australian GP.

    I also read in the story in the papers that it had damaged the deal but they were claiming it was all patched up and forgotten about.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 15:38

    News link? (and please not the sun or similar!)

    When it was being reported I read it in The News of the World hence why I found it very very dubious. Plus like I said, before Aussie GP, so it wouldn't have affected things.

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 15:38

    When it was being reported I read it in The News of the World hence why I found it very very dubious. Plus like I said, before Aussie GP, so it wouldn’t have affected things.

    Wasn't it on the eve of the race that it happened?

  • me19/04/2009 at 15:45

    When it was being reported I read it in The News of the World hence why I found it very very dubious.

    no kidding. sounds 110% BS to me.

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 15:47

    When it was being reported I read it in The News of the World hence why I found it very very dubious.

    Think I read that story from a GMM source...

  • me19/04/2009 at 15:47

    has there been any post race penalties? has there been any weekend penalties at all?

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 15:48

    has there been any post race penalties? has there been any weekend penalties at all?

    No. Oddly, were the FIA actually there?

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 15:48

    has there been any post race penalties? has there been any weekend penalties at all?

    Scanning the news sites now and not seeing anything

  • me19/04/2009 at 15:49

    Think I read that story from a GMM source…

    this is such a non-story, it's like the opposite of the never-ending story.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 15:49

    has there been any post race penalties? has there been any weekend penalties at all?

    My sleep and my man flu are penalising me - else, I can't think of any!

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 15:51

    Interesting, Ferrari thinking of doing a Brawn

    Ferrari not ruling out writing off '09

    "Speaking at Shanghai on Sunday night, Domenicali refused to rule out the possibility of the team abandoning the development push on its 2009 car if matters do not improve when a double-decker diffuser version of its F60 is raced for the first time at the Spanish Grand Prix."

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74644

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 15:53

    this is such a non-story, it’s like the opposite of the never-ending story.

    hehe :)

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 15:54

    has there been any post race penalties? has there been any weekend penalties at all?

    There's an FIA media centre web page somewhere which will show them.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 15:54

    this is such a non-story, it’s like the opposite of the never-ending story.

    *scratches head*

    so many negatives in one sentence

  • lou19/04/2009 at 15:55

    BTW, remember it was reported before that branson would be in china? he wasn’t here, was he? any idea when he’ll show up next? and if there’s any progress on the virgin sponsorship upgrade?

    i believe the original press release stated that Virgin were going into partnership starting from the Australian GP. It doesn't actually state that it was only for a few races. It was believed that this original deal was only for the first few races, but that was only because it was finalised at such short notice and it's possible Branson may wish to increase it. It's a pretty safe bet to assume Virgin will be sponsoring Brawn this season and possibly in the future but the final sponsorship details are most likely being negotiated and will be revealed soon. Brawn are gaining sponsors though so i shouldn't have thought it would take long for them to announce the virgin sponsorship details if anything changes. I get the impression they don't want to rush Branson into a deal.

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 15:56

    There’s an FIA media centre web page somewhere which will show them.

    http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Pages/post_event.aspx

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 15:56

    Looks like a mistake was made by playing the British anthem for Red Bull, btw...

  • me19/04/2009 at 15:57

    Looks like a mistake was made by playing the British anthem for Red Bull, btw…

    iii knew it :)

  • lou19/04/2009 at 15:58

    Think I read that story from a GMM source…

    if it happened then the chances of it affecting any deal with Branson are next to none. If it was going to be a problem Branson would never have gone into the deal in the first place. If he was having doubts i think the teams results would have cleared them from his mind.

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 15:58

    Looks like a mistake was made by playing the British anthem for Red Bull, btw…

    Are they not classified as a British team?

    [despite Austrian money]

  • me19/04/2009 at 15:59

    Are they not classified as a British team?

    [despite Austrian money]

    i swear they race as an austrian entry.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 15:59

    Looks like a mistake was made by playing the British anthem for Red Bull, btw…

    Phew, was worried we'd have a f1 weekend without a cock up somewhere.

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:00

    i swear they race as an austrian entry.

    Can only find references to them having a UK HQ not the stated nationality

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 16:01

    Can only find references to them having a UK HQ not the stated nationality

    Wikipedia (yeah, i know) says they are Austrian

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 16:02

    Are they not classified as a British team?

    I've been looking around and I can find nothing that says that.

    Also found this - http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/pressreleases/ica/2009/Pages/ica_140409.aspx

    The appeal for Red Bull was lodged by the OAMTC (Austrian motoring authority.)

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 16:02

    http://www.redbullracing.com/Team/Team-Profile/

    They are Austrian

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:03

    Wikipedia (yeah, i know) says they are Austrian

    Actually, so does their team website

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:04

    So does this mean they get another go at the podium ceremony with more champaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagne?

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:06

    Looks like a mistake was made by playing the British anthem for Red Bull, btw…

    Well spotted then Dom

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:10

    I like Joe Sawards headline

    "Bull in Red China shock!!!"

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2009 at 16:13

    has there been any post race penalties? has there been any weekend penalties at all? {Comment #303}

    Wonderfully, no! I'm sure someone would have noticed if there had been no stewards - good to see the FIA keep out of something when it didn't need to be involved :)

  • me19/04/2009 at 16:13

    I like Joe Sawards headline

    “Bull in Red China shock!!!”

    wow!

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 16:14

    Phew, was worried we’d have a f1 weekend without a cock up somewhere.

    Normal service continues. ;)

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:14

    Shows kicking off around 7 tonight?

  • me19/04/2009 at 16:15

    Shows kicking off around 7 tonight?

    ish.

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:16

    ish.

    That bit's a given :)

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 16:16

    ish.

    Only if you're feeling better.

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 16:18

    ish.

    Only if you’re feeling better.

    Dose up on Lemsip! The blackcurrant one seems to work better than the lemon one even though I'm sure they are identical.

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 16:19

    By the way while I was at dad's earlier I watched most of the race with Croftie and Ant commentating. It was better. I'm gonna watch it again with Legard and Brundle.

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 16:20

    By the way while I was at dad’s earlier I watched most of the race with Croftie and Ant commentating. It was better. I’m gonna watch it again with Legard and Brundle.

    We wanted to do that but the red button wasn't working at Sidepodcast Towers today. I wouldn't bother with the Legard bit :)

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 16:20

    By the way while I was at dad’s earlier I watched most of the race with Croftie and Ant commentating. It was better. I’m gonna watch it again with Legard and Brundle.

    Legard was really annoying me towards the end of that race. I didn't notice on the first two races quite as much, but this time...

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 16:21

    We wanted to do that but the red button wasn’t working at Sidepodcast Towers today. I wouldn’t bother with the Legard bit :)

    I'm not sure if iPlayer gives me a choice...

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:21

    I wouldn’t bother with the Legard bit :)

    He was just talking for the sake of it at times, dead air would've been better

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:21

    I’m not sure if iPlayer gives me a choice…

    Don't think it does

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 16:22

    I’m not sure if iPlayer gives me a choice…

    Ah, no. Boo. Perhaps we should get Mr C to invent some kind of filter to block out the sounds of people we don't like :)

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 16:22

    I’m not sure if iPlayer gives me a choice…

    They still have the 5live commentary on iPlayer though, right?

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 16:22

    Ah, no. Boo. Perhaps we should get Mr C to invent some kind of filter to block out the sounds of people we don’t like :)

    Add it to the list?

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 16:23

    Ah, no. Boo. Perhaps we should get Mr C to invent some kind of filter to block out the sounds of people we don’t like :)

    Add it to the list?

    :-D

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 16:23

    I’m not sure if iPlayer gives me a choice…

    How about you get two different tabs open, one the race and the other 5Live, try and get them to be starting at the same time and play together.

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:23

    Ah, no. Boo. Perhaps we should get Mr C to invent some kind of filter to block out the sounds of people we don’t like :)

    Put it on the list ;)

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 16:23

    Ah, no. Boo. Perhaps we should get Mr C to invent some kind of filter to block out the sounds of people we don’t like :)

    He's already got me trying to click a comment in TwitterFox to quote it. I have to remember to just reply.

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 16:23

    How about you get two different tabs open, one the race and the other 5Live, try and get them to be starting at the same time and play together.

    Just to avoid scary commentator man. ;)

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 16:23

    How about you get two different tabs open, one the race and the other 5Live, try and get them to be starting at the same time and play together.

    That sounds.... difficult

  • lou19/04/2009 at 16:24

    He was just talking for the sake of it at times, dead air would’ve been better

    i listened to Croftie and Ant for most of the race and even the beginning under the safety car was interesting :)

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 16:24

    How about you get two different tabs open, one the race and the other 5Live, try and get them to be starting at the same time and play together.

    Just to avoid scary commentator man. ;)

    I'm only watching again for blogging purposes - maybe in the notes I could complain about him endlessly.

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:25

    Are we going to have an audio only panel tonight so everyone can listen without the dreaded 'b' word?

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 16:25

    And Vettel wl.............

    .....

    ....

    .....

    ...........

    ins

    (don't make me start missing James Allen ;)

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:25

    Are we going to have an audio only panel tonight so everyone can listen without the dreaded ‘b’ word?

    Pleeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaase

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 16:27

    Pleeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaase

    I don't think it's technically possible sadly. Sounds weird to say of ccurse... But I think there wasn't a way to upload audio to justin.tv it has to be video.

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:28

    I don’t think it’s technically possible sadly. Sounds weird to say of ccurse… But I think there wasn’t a way to upload audio to justin.tv it has to be video.

    Am pretty sure we went audio only for a bit on the show I was on, Season 2, Episode 1

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:29

    I don’t think it’s technically possible sadly. Sounds weird to say of ccurse… But I think there wasn’t a way to upload audio to justin.tv it has to be video.

    If not, then someone HAS to host the call, I'll volunteer if required

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 16:30

    If not, then someone HAS to host the call, I’ll volunteer if required

    Mr C will be back any second to answer any and all technical questions.

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:30

    Mr C will be back any second to answer any and all technical questions.

    ..after these short messages :)

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 16:31

    ..after these short messages :)

    Your questions are very important to us.

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:33

    Your questions are very important to us.

    You are currently... 14th... in the queue

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 16:35

    You are currently… 14th… in the queue

    Putting you through now, caller.

  • me19/04/2009 at 16:36

    I don’t think it’s technically possible sadly. Sounds weird to say of ccurse… But I think there wasn’t a way to upload audio to justin.tv it has to be video.

    tis true. audio only streaming services aren't popular, and trying to do half a live show as video and another as audio means tons of extra work for me post show.

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:36

    Putting you through now, caller.

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:36

    So, what about call hosting instead?

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 16:37

    I've got something else for the list.

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 16:37

    I’ve got something else for the list.

    Ooh, go on.

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 16:37

    Can Mr C invent something that reminds me the kettle has boiled when I'm sat in the other room? I forget.

  • me19/04/2009 at 16:37

    So, what about call hosting instead?

    sure, tis by me. are ya offering?

  • me19/04/2009 at 16:38

    Can Mr C invent something that reminds me the kettle has boiled when I’m sat in the other room? I forget.

    it needs to be hooked up to twitter.

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 16:38

    Can Mr C invent something that reminds me the kettle has boiled when I’m sat in the other room? I forget.

    I will add that to the list.

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 16:38

    it needs to be hooked up to twitter.

    Okay, never mind.

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 16:38

    And GRID players out there, 20 minutes left to enter your time on the wiki. Lukeh is still top and I know I sure as hell can't beat him.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 16:39

    Before I forget...

    China Digest Review

    Every thing that could go wrong with my favourite teams did, BMW had a lot of bad luck with Kubica crashing into Trulli. Heidfeld also running into debris after being close to the points. Timo Glock was good though, so am pleased for him. Well done to Red Bull and Vettel, maybe the FIA should make sure which nationality the teams are from before they play the anthem though.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 16:39

    And GRID players out there, 20 minutes left to enter your time on the wiki. Lukeh is still top and I know I sure as hell can’t beat him.

    Dare I do a Massa and get out the car and relax thinking everythings fine? :P

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 16:39

    And GRID players out there, 20 minutes left to enter your time on the wiki. Lukeh is still top and I know I sure as hell can’t beat him.

    That's as fast as I can go...

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:39

    Can Mr C invent something that reminds me the kettle has boiled when I’m sat in the other room? I forget.

    A whistling kettle for the stove would do it

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:39

    So, what about call hosting instead?

    sure, tis by me. are ya offering?

    Aye

  • me19/04/2009 at 16:41

    Aye

    ace. thanks you.

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 16:41

    A whistling kettle for the stove would do it

    But... but... that doesn't use Twitter?

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 16:41

    Dare I do a Massa and get out the car and relax thinking everythings fine? :P

    Well I'm already doing a Kimi and giving up with an ice cream.

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:42

    But… but… that doesn’t use Twitter?

    But the noise does sound a bit like a long tweet

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 16:43

    A whistling kettle for the stove would do it

    I'd prefer it to text me.

  • Kathi19/04/2009 at 16:43

    RTL had their 300th GP today and they showed some special material. Interested?

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 16:43

    Dare I do a Massa and get out the car and relax thinking everythings fine? :P

    Do you want to choose next weeks challenge?

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:44

    I’d prefer it to text me.

    What about a webcam aimed at the kettle that you could live stream and watch on your iPhone?

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 16:44

    Do you want to choose next weeks challenge?

    Sure, I'll take a look after this match

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:44

    Do you want to choose next weeks challenge?

    Piquet to keep his job

    Oh wait... your talking about games

  • lou19/04/2009 at 16:44

    I’d prefer it to text me.

    but... it's erm... a kettle...maybe get one of those kettles that only takes a few seconds to boil the water?

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 16:44

    What about a webcam aimed at the kettle that you could live stream and watch on your iPhone?

    You don't want to be dealing with boiling and buffering at the same time.

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 16:45

    Sure, I’ll take a look after this match

    Cool. I'll update the wiki at 6.00 and leave the challenge blank for you to fill in.

  • me19/04/2009 at 16:45

    RTL had their 300th GP today and they showed some special material. Interested?

    :)

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 16:46

    but… it’s erm… a kettle…maybe get one of those kettles that only takes a few seconds to boil the water?

    I like pressing the button and walking away to do something else, then coming back to it - except I get distracted and by the time I've remembered I wanted a cup of tea the water is cold.

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 16:46

    What about a webcam aimed at the kettle that you could live stream and watch on your iPhone?

    I don't have an iPhone :-(

  • Kathi19/04/2009 at 16:46

    :)

    BUt I have to warn you, Germans television is very very strange.

    The first two are up already

  • me19/04/2009 at 16:46

    I like pressing the button and walking away to do something else, then coming back to it - except I get distracted and by the time I’ve remembered I wanted a cup of tea the water is cold.

    ahh, in that case you want a wife.

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 16:47

    ahh, in that case you want a wife.

    Ohhh, you didn't.

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:47

    I like pressing the button and walking away to do something else, then coming back to it - except I get distracted and by the time I’ve remembered I wanted a cup of tea the water is cold.

    Try starting the kettle, prep the cup, tea bag, milk and sugar

    If you boil just enough for one cupful, it should be nearly ready!

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:47

    ahh, in that case you want a wife.

    Ohhh, you didn’t.

    He's not having a good week is he!

  • Steven Roy19/04/2009 at 16:48

    i think ferrari, mclaren, and bmw are no longer in contention for the title. i think the champion will come from brawn, red bull, or toyota.

    does anyone disagree with this assessment?

    I think the champion will come from Jenson Button

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 16:48

    ahh, in that case you want a wife.

    Remeber those things that sound good in your head, most of the time they end up looking really bad for you when said

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 16:49

    I think the champion will come from Jenson Button

    Where's that then? Sounds like it could be a small village in the West Country.

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:49

    I think the champion will come from Jenson Button

    Vettel could be a strong contender

  • me19/04/2009 at 16:50

    Remeber those things that sound good in your head, most of the time they end up looking really bad for you when said

    noted. ta.

  • Steven Roy19/04/2009 at 16:50

    Who else is impressed with de Swisseb (affectionately known as potato head)? Specifically comparing him to his team mate.

    I am amazed by him because his GP2 record was not great.

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 16:51

    Remeber those things that sound good in your head, most of the time they end up looking really bad for you when said

    sidepodpoet

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:51

    Remeber those things that sound good in your head, most of the time they end up looking really bad for you when said

    noted. ta.

    Comes under the category: Engage brain before using mouth [or keyboard, in this case]

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 16:51

    I think the champion will come from Jenson Button

    Come Brazil, 3 drivers will be in the hunt. Button leading Vettel and Glock. Glock doesn't do well enough.

    Come Abu Dhabi, Button leads Vettel, usual annual last lap drama, i dont know, Vettel overtakes Button on the last corner, then loses it and spins into Button, crawls over the line in first Button, finishes fourth. Stewards are already on holiday, so nothing happens.

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 16:52

    Try starting the kettle, prep the cup, tea bag, milk and sugar

    If you boil just enough for one cupful, it should be nearly ready!

    I could be less impatient. Or get Lou's kettle.

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:53

    Does everyone volunteering for the panel have skype

  • lou19/04/2009 at 16:55

    I could be less impatient. Or get Lou’s kettle.

    can you wait 20 seconds?

    http://www.quickcup.co.uk/

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 16:56

    This http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/schumachers-mpg

    is very odd. Kathy was right

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 16:57

    can you wait 20 seconds?

    http://www.quickcup.co.uk/

    I know someone with one of those - the water isn't hot enough. Maybe there is a setting.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 16:58

    RTL had their 300th GP today and they showed some special material. Interested?

    I am :-)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 16:59

    Does everyone volunteering for the panel have skype

    I do :-D

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 17:00

    Can Mr C invent something that reminds me the kettle has boiled when I’m sat in the other room? I forget.

    it needs to be hooked up to twitter.

    There's already a thing which allows plants to twitter you when they need watering: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/02/how_to_make_plants_talk_t.html

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 17:00
  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 17:00

    Does everyone volunteering for the panel have skype

    Indeed, and you lot get to hear me much more clearly thanks to the powah of my new headset mic! :D (even though I've had it for about 2 and a half weeks now)

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 17:02

    Does everyone volunteering for the panel have skype

    Yes (I do I mean - I don't know about others)

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 17:02

    I am (not overly) happy to announce that the winner of the fist sidepodcast GRID laptime challenge at the Nurburgring Grand Prix Circuit is Lukeh, with a time of 1'23.92.

    Feel free to have your own podium ceremony, though you will need to provide your own trophy and champagne.

  • Steven Roy19/04/2009 at 17:02

    By the way, anyone else noticed that Brawns have been complaining about getting heat into their tyres more than any other team….if my memory serves me correctly that was a problem that honda had too….

    The teams that over-use their tyres in hot conditions can keep them up to temp on days like today where teams that use them ideally in hot dry conditions won't be able to get temperature into them when it is cold and wet.

    The other thing to remember today when comparing teams and drivers is we don't know what set up anyone had. Yesterday Lewis's suspension was so stiff that his car was lifting its inside front wheel In the wet you want a soft suspension not a ridiculously stiff one. It may be that some people gambled on rain and set their cars up softly and others predicted dry conditions and set up accordingly.

    Under Max's regime where the set up is locked in 24 hours ahead of time it can be difficult to decide if a car driver is good or the team just guessed the weather right.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 17:02

    This http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/schumachers-mpg

    Sidepodpanel intro!

    'Tis too!

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 17:02

    Feel free to have your own podium ceremony, though you will need to provide your own trophy and champagne.

    Break out that Scottish anthem.

  • me19/04/2009 at 17:03

    Sidepodpanel intro!

    huh!!

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 17:04

    Feel free to have your own podium ceremony, though you will need to provide your own trophy and champagne.

    Sounds good!

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 17:05

    me: 19/04/2009 at 18:03:26

    Sidepodpanel intro!

    huh!!

    Scandal! Sue the buggers! ;)

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 17:05

    Mr C have you seen this: http://www.shoooes.net/

  • lou19/04/2009 at 17:05

    Sidepodpanel intro!

    i'm not going to be able to hear the sidepodpanel intro without thinking of schumi now :(

  • me19/04/2009 at 17:06

    Mr C have you seen this: http://www.shoooes.net/

    ummm?

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 17:06

    i’m not going to be able to hear the sidepodpanel intro without thinking of schumi now :(

    Oh no!

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 17:08

    ummm?

    Ah I'm just thinking... I don't think it was you I was talking to about this... Scratch that.

    (I was talking to somebody about programing languages for kids. But... now for the life of me I can't remember who it was)

  • me19/04/2009 at 17:09

    (I was talking to somebody about programing languages for kids. But… now for the life of me I can’t remember who it was)

    i've had that feeling a lot this week...

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 17:09

    i’ve had that feeling a lot this week…

    I blame Bassano ;)

  • me19/04/2009 at 17:10

    I blame Bassano ;)

    i do. and lou and steven.

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 17:10

    i’ve had that feeling a lot this week…

    I blame Bassano ;)

    We certainly are sharing the blame this week, aren't we? ;)

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 17:10

    i do. and lou and steven.

    In that order :)

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 17:11

    i do. and lou and steven.

    And Bernie?

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 17:12

    Something for the kids

    http://www.francoandformulafun.com/

  • me19/04/2009 at 17:12

    And Bernie?

    ahh yes.

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 17:12

    And Bernie?

    That's a given.

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 17:16

    Looks like Touring Cars at Long Beach for the lap challenge this week then!

  • lou19/04/2009 at 17:17

    i do. and lou and steven.

    :D lol, i think i missed the beginning of the actual conversation you had about blaming me for stuff at the meet up.. i just heard 'i blame lou, and the bit after that' ...i was wondering if there was an actual reason for it? or just something you realised :D :D

  • me19/04/2009 at 17:18

    :D lol, i think i missed the beginning of the actual conversation you had about blaming me for stuff at the meet up.. i just heard ‘i blame lou, and the bit after that’ …i was wondering if there was an actual reason for it? or just something you realised :D :D

    i didn't hear the beginning either.

    ...actually, i don't remember the beginning, i may have heard it.

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 17:18

    :D lol, i think i missed the beginning of the actual conversation you had about blaming me for stuff at the meet up.. i just heard ‘i blame lou, and the bit after that’ …i was wondering if there was an actual reason for it? or just something you realised :D :D

    For the live commenting idea

  • lou19/04/2009 at 17:19

    For the live commenting idea

    ooh right.

  • Scott Woodwiss19/04/2009 at 17:19

    Right, be back in a bit, just gonna have dinner. Mmm, curry! :D

  • lou19/04/2009 at 17:20

    …actually, i don’t remember the beginning, i may have heard it.

    haha i'm really looking forward to the podcast tonight :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 17:20

    (I was talking to somebody about programing languages for kids. But… now for the life of me I can’t remember who it was)

    i’ve had that feeling a lot this week…

    Don't worry, I've already forgotten all about you ;-)

  • lou19/04/2009 at 17:22

    Mr C/ Mrs C not sure if you noticed but Luke seems to be having problems commenting.

    http://twitter.com/lukehmuse/status/1559067323

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 17:22

    Looks like Touring Cars at Long Beach for the lap challenge this week then!

    At least those cars are a bit more drivable!

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 17:24

    Mr C/ Mrs C not sure if you noticed but Luke seems to be having problems commenting.

    http://twitter.com/lukehmuse/status/1559067323

    Has he tried switching it off and on again?

  • me19/04/2009 at 17:24

    Mr C/ Mrs C not sure if you noticed but Luke seems to be having problems commenting.

    http://twitter.com/lukehmuse/status/1559067323

    ooh. anyone else having issues?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 17:24

    Right, I have some FR spreadsheets ready. I'll drop.io them now. Is it OK to do so as excel files or is it better in another format?

  • lou19/04/2009 at 17:25

    ooh. anyone else having issues?

    i'm not. but if they were how could they reply?...

  • Bassano Clapper19/04/2009 at 17:25

    For the live commenting idea

    ooh right.

    In fact, the conclusion was

    It's Lou's fault that it's Steven Roy's fault

  • me19/04/2009 at 17:25

    Right, I have some FR spreadsheets ready. I’ll drop.io them now. Is it OK to do so as excel files or is it better in another format?

    excel is great.

  • me19/04/2009 at 17:26

    excel is great.

    i mean, as a microsoft product, obviously it's horrible. but as a drop.io format... great.

  • lou19/04/2009 at 17:26

    In fact, the conclusion was

    It’s Lou’s fault that it’s Steven Roy’s fault

    ooh yeah, that i remember. :D i think i was too far away when the you lot were discussing the live commenting which is why i didn't hear that bit :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 17:27

    Right, I have some FR spreadsheets ready. I’ll drop.io them now. Is it OK to do so as excel files or is it better in another format?

    excel is great.

    No, it sucks - but I'll upload them anyway. There's some stuff that's a bit rough but I want you guys to give me feedback for future graphs/calculations.

    I'd like to do this stuff for the races too if someone can tell me where I can get free data...

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 17:27

    i mean, as a microsoft product, obviously it’s horrible. but as a drop.io format… great.

    nice disclaimer.

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 17:28

    I’d like to do this stuff for the races too if someone can tell me where I can get free data…

    What sort of data?

  • Steven Roy19/04/2009 at 17:28

    ooh. anyone else having issues?

    No. Used the lclt to catch up on comments and now using the desktop doohickey

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 17:28

    What sort of data?

    err, race data I mean.

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 17:28

    No. Used the lclt to catch up on comments and now using the desktop doohickey

    Oh! I forgot to catch up on comments.

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 17:29

    This week isn't doing my memory any favours. I think I need the routine of work, as much as I despise it.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 17:29

    clickety clickety clickety if I click this damn post comment button one more time I'm gonna exploooooooooooooode :(:(:(:(

    grrrr!!

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 17:29

    ...oh it worked.

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 17:30

    …oh it worked.

    hahahahaha

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 17:30

    …oh it worked.

    Normally if you scream I'LL KILL SOMEONE, it works

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 17:30

    Oh that's brilliant :-)

  • me19/04/2009 at 17:30

    clickety clickety clickety if I click this damn post comment button one more time I’m gonna exploooooooooooooode :(:(:(:(

    yay!

    mediatemple have an issue with opendns affecting a couple of uk users.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 17:31

    Well that was a wierd 20 minutes.

  • lou19/04/2009 at 17:34

    …oh it worked.

    :D hey Lukeh

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 17:35

    Well that was a wierd 20 minutes.

    It was weirder without us??

    Welcome back!

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 17:35

    :D hey Lukeh

    *waves* :D

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 17:35

    *waves* :D

    Hellllllllllooooooooooooooooo!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 17:36

    I’d like to do this stuff for the races too if someone can tell me where I can get free data…

    What sort of data?

    Fastest laps, fuel loads, pit stop times, changes in position, overtakes, that sort of thing...)

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 17:37

    Fastest laps, fuel loads, pit stop times, changes in position, overtakes, that sort of thing…;)

    BAT Racer? ;)

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 17:39

    Fastest laps, fuel loads, pit stop times, changes in position, overtakes, that sort of thing…;)

    I think it was Bassano who posted the link to the FIA site earlier.

    It has qualifying weights, a lapchart and classifications:

    http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Pages/on_event.aspx

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 17:40

    More timing goodness:

    http://www.fia.com/EN-GB/MEDIACENTRE/F1_MEDIA/Pages/timing.aspx

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 17:42

    More timing goodness:

    http://www.fia.com/EN-GB/MEDIACENTRE/F1_MEDIA/Pages/timing.aspx

    That and the other one are exactly what I need. I shall stat it later!

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 17:43

    That and the other one are exactly what I need. I shall stat it later!

    I was thinking about bringing back my points graphs for the blog, if you remember those from the other place a few years back.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 17:44

    OK, here's the file:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/fr-stats-rd3-china-xls

    Please give me feedback on what you guys want out of it - some of it is a bit rough...

    Interesting to note that on average, the drivers have lost 0.2 million in value - and the value of the driver closely corresponds with the amount of people choosing him and the points he scores :-)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 17:44

    That and the other one are exactly what I need. I shall stat it later!

    I was thinking about bringing back my points graphs for the blog, if you remember those from the other place a few years back.

    I can help you with that if necessary ...)

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 17:45

    I can help you with that if necessary …;)

    Ta but half the fun is doing it yourself :-)

    As long as I start it soon and don't fall behind, that is.

  • Sara19/04/2009 at 17:51

    I'm not bottom of the fantasy racers league! Yay.

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 17:53

    I just made the mistake of texting the guy who gives me a lift to work who is a Man U fan. Looks like I'm walking tomorrow.

  • Christine19/04/2009 at 17:55

    Shortest post ever!

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/19/live-this-better-go-as-well-as-the-park/

    Video will be embedded shortly.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 17:56

    I just made the mistake of texting the guy who gives me a lift to work who is a Man U fan. Looks like I’m walking tomorrow.

    Heh :P

    Someone's really upset at me because I told them that everton deserved to be in the final and that im really pleased for them. Apparently i'm a disgrace to manchester utd fans now which is making me laugh, he even put in his msn name 'SOME fans don't deserve to watch football' :D

  • Steven Roy19/04/2009 at 17:56

    I just made the mistake of texting the guy who gives me a lift to work who is a Man U fan. Looks like I’m walking tomorrow.

    I love when they get beat after grumpy has been mouthing off

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 17:56

    Shortest post ever!

    Haha, nice name.

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 18:01

    Someone’s really upset at me because I told them that everton deserved to be in the final and that im really pleased for them. Apparently i’m a disgrace to manchester utd fans now which is making me laugh, he even put in his msn name ‘SOME fans don’t deserve to watch football’ :D

    Aaand this is one reason I don't watch football.

  • RG - Doing it for Timo19/04/2009 at 18:03

    Someone’s really upset at me because I told them that everton deserved to be in the final and that im really pleased for them. Apparently i’m a disgrace to manchester utd fans now which is making me laugh, he even put in his msn name ‘SOME fans don’t deserve to watch football’ :D

    I've never cheered as much as when Berbatov missed that penalty.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 18:03

    Someone’s really upset at me because I told them that everton deserved to be in the final and that im really pleased for them. Apparently i’m a disgrace to manchester utd fans now which is making me laugh, he even put in his msn name ‘SOME fans don’t deserve to watch football’ :D

    Aaand this is one reason I don’t watch football.

    My Man U colleague is one of the most humble fans I have ever met - he really doesn't take any of it for granted and he genuinely cherises each success as if it was earned, not a divine right. I think a lot of people could learn from him...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 18:04

    Mr & Mrs C, I just sent you an email - hope you like it ;-)

  • chris evans19/04/2009 at 18:05

    My Man U colleague is one of the most humble fans I have ever met - he really doesn’t take any of it for granted and he genuinely cherises each success as if it was earned, not a divine right. I think a lot of people could learn from him…

    A rare breed

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2009 at 18:06

    Interesting to note that on average, the drivers have lost 0.2 million in value - and the value of the driver closely corresponds with the amount of people choosing him and the points he scores :-)

    Which is interestingly the cost of swapping.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/04/2009 at 18:06

    Interesting to note that on average, the drivers have lost 0.2 million in value - and the value of the driver closely corresponds with the amount of people choosing him and the points he scores :-)

    Which is interestingly the cost of swapping.

    Must be the credit crunch ...)

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 18:09

    A rare breed

    Fergie did a good impression of most utd fans right now during the game though.

    http://i44.tinypic.com/21o4rjs.jpg

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 18:10

    feel free to place your bets on what time we will get going.

    I say 7:16...

  • Fiox19/04/2009 at 21:17

    Welcome to 1981... Ferarri still out of the points

  • Dom19/04/2009 at 21:17

    hahaha! :D

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 21:18

    Does this mean i get a point?

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 21:34

    Apologies for change of subject (have taken it back to daily to make sure) but can someone explain difference between a grandstand roving/general admission ticket? I guess the first allows you to sit in grandstands but I've no idea... :P

    Apologies if it's a simple answer, but I'm a simple person. I just want to go in! ;)

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 21:34

    Apologies for change of subject (have taken it back to daily to make sure) but can someone explain difference between a grandstand roving/general admission ticket? I guess the first allows you to sit in grandstands but I’ve no idea… :P

    what type of meeting are we talking about?

  • Amy19/04/2009 at 21:35

    http://scoring.indycar.com/flash/ is pretty flash, I must say. Take note Bernie.

  • Jackie19/04/2009 at 21:36

    Apologies for change of subject (have taken it back to daily to make sure) but can someone explain difference between a grandstand roving/general admission ticket? I guess the first allows you to sit in grandstands but I’ve no idea… :P

    Grandstand roving means you can sit where you like in the grandstands on FP day and quali .. General admission you park your bum on any vacant bit of grass

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 21:36

    what type of meeting are we talking about?

    No idea, i don't think a general meetup has been organised just yet, just suggested. I'm just looking at buying tickets to go now anyways.

  • Jon Waldock19/04/2009 at 21:37

    No idea, i don’t think a general meetup has been organised just yet, just suggested. I’m just looking at buying tickets to go now anyways.

    nonono, a meeting, as in, Club Motrsport, F1, etc etc.

    generally general admission means you can go everywhere except the pits (unless tis a club meeting) but not hte grandstand, grandstand roving means general admission plus any grandstand you want, you can keep moving

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 22:16

    well there we go. Goodwood tickets ordered :)

  • lou19/04/2009 at 22:18

    well there we go. Goodwood tickets ordered :)

    eeek! yay! i need to order mine soon. :D just need to have a little chat with my parents first :D

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 23:24

    I'm seriously considering Goodwood, except (blatant name drop) I'm seeing Blur in London the week before.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 23:26

    I’m seriously considering Goodwood, except (blatant name drop) I’m seeing Blur in London the week before.

    I've gotta keep a bit of money for when Muse announce their UK tour in the autumn... and I want to try and go to at least 3 gigs... so im keeping an eye on that now. My student loan is going towards such educational purposes!

  • Pat+W19/04/2009 at 23:27

    My student loan is going towards such educational purposes!

    Quite right too!

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 23:27

    I think you need to learn how the computers control the lighting effects.

  • lou19/04/2009 at 23:34

    I’m seriously considering Goodwood, except (blatant name drop) I’m seeing Blur in London the week before.

    go to goodwood, it's awesome :D

  • Joe19/04/2009 at 23:35

    http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/9963/dsc00379d.jpg

    Same time, but easier to view . :P

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 23:35

    go to goodwood, it’s awesome :D

    I went in 2002 and 2003. :-)

    It has been far too long. Have to see if/how it has changed.

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 23:40

    Goodwood 2002 was the first time I'd seen an F1 car as anything other than a static display. Blown away.

  • Sean Golding19/04/2009 at 23:40

    G'Day everybody!

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 23:41

    Goodwood 2002 was the first time I’d seen an F1 car as anything other than a static display. Blown away.

    Have never seen an f1 in motion in person so im excited for goodwood :D

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 23:41

    Hi Sean

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 23:42

    Have never seen an f1 in motion in person so im excited for goodwood :D

    Ooh goodie :-)

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 23:42

    Have never seen an f1 in motion in person so im excited for goodwood :D

    I'm honestly tempted to go in order to see the expression on your face.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 23:43

    Although I've seen f1 and motorsport cars before like in the Beaulie (sp?) motorsport centre in cornwall.. or hampshire I think... 6 years ago or so that was an incredible place :)

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 23:43

    I went back in 2003 with Dad and a friend. Dad watches casually, mate doesn't really care but was along for the ride. Neither could believe the volume or the vibration in the chest...

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 23:45

    How much are the tickets?

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 23:45

    I went back in 2003 with Dad and a friend. Dad watches casually, mate doesn’t really care but was along for the ride. Neither could believe the volume or the vibration in the chest…

    ?!

    christ... im aware im seeming very naive when i say this but goddamn!

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 23:45

    How much are the tickets?

    £108 for general admission all weekend

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 23:47

    £108 for general admission all weekend

    Blimey. Hmm.

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 23:47

    christ… im aware im seeming very naive when i say this but goddamn!

    To say more would spoil it.

  • Joe19/04/2009 at 23:49

    I'm off now. Back to normal tomorrow with school and such. Good times.

    Keep working on the Grid times. :P

    Night.

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 23:49

    £108 for general admission all weekend

    I only did single days. One was a Saturday, one was a Sunday. One day wasn't enough then and I assume it is bigger now. Actually I know it is because the rally stage didn't exist.

  • Pat W19/04/2009 at 23:52

    Bye Joe. I'm going as well. Getting up for work is going to be hard after a week + Easter off.

  • Lukeh19/04/2009 at 23:52

    Bye Joe. I’m going as well. Getting up for work is going to be hard after a week + Easter off.

    night pat, and joe :)

  • lou19/04/2009 at 23:54

    Have never seen an f1 in motion in person so im excited for goodwood :D

    the first time you hear and see one is something you will never forget :D

  • lou19/04/2009 at 23:58

    ok i'm going to retire from the comments for this evening, due to the fact i'm worried i have quiet a high total number of comments and it's worrying me. So, i need to make sure i make longer and more worth while comments in the future and used lclt to comment and doohickey to follow conversations. night to anyone who is still around! x

  • Bassano Clapper20/04/2009 at 00:01

    Night Lou