I keep it simple today. No big talking, just links.

Formula 1:

  • It could have been a great Chinese weekend for Toro Rosso and Jaime Alguersuari who qualified 7th , but it all went differently as his car lost a tyre after the first pit stop. And now Toro Rosso must pay.
  • Red Bull plans KERS upgrade for Turkey. Hmmm ... I rather see them race KERSless 'cause this means the others have got some chances against them.
  • I love this picture. Pure joy. :-) However the cup looks odd, don't you think? Lewis' victory in China made my day. Not even the rubbish German coverage (they ask Adrian Sutil (!!!) for an "expert's (???) opinion" before each race, you know. Yeah ... do you feel with me?) was able to spoil my mood.

In football there's a lot going on right now with takeovers, Cup finals, weekday Premier League matches, awards ... so you know, have a look either at this site, or this one, or perhaps even this one. There's something for everyone of you.

Upcoming sports events this week? Newcastle host United tonight, and there are also two matches tomorrow night. Ohhhhh, BIG night in Spain as Real Madrid is playing Barcelona in the final of Copa del Rey tomorrow night. Adidas released a very funny commercial about that. Love it!

As far as I know there's no racing this weekend, though I might be wrong. Correct me, please. Did I miss something? Ah, yes! Barcelona Open to keep tennis fans well entertained.

Are there some surfers among you? If so you could enter this Air Asia competition.

I shall end up with Tweets of the Week and Amy's post on FanVision.

I am off to the gym. Howdy!

P.S. Have a great day! ;-)

564 responses

  • Sidepodcast Update19/04/2011 at 05:45
  • Journeyer19/04/2011 at 05:45

    #nothere

    RG, are you planning to continue your BBC bias series? Would love to see if they improved on their coverage in Malaysia and China.

    Amanda, your post has no date on it. :D

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 06:42

    Today is one week since I won my prize, one week closer to Korea :D

  • Nick19/04/2011 at 07:51

    Yay for more Crayola F1!

    http://jalopnik.com/#!5793153/the-2011-chinese-grand-prix-in-crayola

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 07:57

    Morning folks,

    i am happy to say that Oulton Park is back on!!

    :D

  • Nick19/04/2011 at 08:04

    Oops, i completly posted that MacBook Air comment in the wrong thread there.

    No flash running at all. Its weird

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 08:08

    i am happy to say that Oulton Park is back on!!

    Why was it off?

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 08:09

    Why was it off?

    Had to cancel my cards for safety reasons - kind left me in a bit of a tizzy to sort travel / accommodation

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 08:11

    Had to cancel my cards for safety reasons - kind left me in a bit of a tizzy to sort travel / accommodation

    Ah because you lost your wallet and then got it back?

    It's a hassle but it's the right thing to do. beware though - I did it once and my bank sent me dud credit cards!

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 08:14

    Ah because you lost your wallet and then got it back?

    It's a hassle but it's the right thing to do. beware though - I did it once and my bank sent me dud credit cards!

    Partially - it was amazing that the taxi driver brought the cards back, but they were still out of site for two hours.

    That and having my Skype account hacked via PayPal last week gave me the clue to change it.

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 08:16

    That and having my Skype account hacked via PayPal last week gave me the clue to change it.

    I put some credit on as my landline is toll barred and my phone is also a skype phone - and as soon as I had, I had the option to reactivate the credit that was suspended because I hadn't used it for 6months!

  • Nick19/04/2011 at 08:18

    Finally some details on the changes they will make at yas

    http://www.thenational.ae/sport/formula-one/no-changes-needed-says-barrichello?pageCount=0

    Although Rubens doesn't want them anymore!

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 08:18

    gosh i like running :D

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 08:19

    gosh i like running :D

    Yay!

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 08:20

    I put some credit on as my landline is toll barred and my phone is also a skype phone - and as soon as I had, I had the option to reactivate the credit that was suspended because I hadn't used it for 6months!

    Aye - whoever hacked into my Skype re-activated the automatic recharge option and charged £40 to my account. So, I just blocked my Skype account completely

    :/

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 08:31

    Anthony Davidson is a Dad? http://twitter.com/#!/BenConsty/status/60255517121064960

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 08:32

    Anthony Davidson is a Dad? twitter.com/#!/Be…60255517121064960

    Didn't know that. Don't see anywhere where his wife was expecting

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 08:35

    gosh i like running :D

    You did it! Woo!

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 08:40

    You did it! Woo!

    Thankfully, I'm on holidays from Wednesday, so I can get in a good two days of cycling on Thursday and Friday before I start travelling again

    :)

  • Nick19/04/2011 at 08:41

    Didn't know that. Don't see anywhere where his wife was expecting

    These F1 drivers with their non famous WAGS *shakes fist*

    Supprised nobody mentioned it on twitter though

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 08:41

    These F1 drivers with their non famous WAGS *shakes fist*

    To be honest, I like it like that

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 08:42

    Listening to Juana Molina on iTunes, while taking it quite easy in work - this is nice. Sadly, my MacBook has to get seen to again this evening, so no Monza-trip posts for a day or two probably...

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 08:49

    You did it! Woo!

    I hadn't forgotten how and I hadn't even gotten slower! My pace was exactly the same as my last run 5 weeks ago :)

    I told my dad I'm probably going to do a 5K and he said 'ooh now thousands of people can watch you run like you're having a seizure.'

    It's funny because it's true.

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 08:50

    I hadn't forgotten how and I hadn't even gotten slower! My pace was exactly the same as my last run 5 weeks ago :)

    Well done - whatever you have been doing (probably lots of Grand Prix walking?) has helped then?

    It's funny because it's true.

    Aww :(

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 08:50

    I told my dad I'm probably going to do a 5K and he said 'ooh now thousands of people can watch you run like you're having a seizure.'

    :D

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 08:52

    I told my dad I'm probably going to do a 5K and he said 'ooh now thousands of people can watch you run like you're having a seizure.'

    Supportive!

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 08:52

    Supportive!

    Secretly I think he's impressed because even when I was about 6 years old I was trying to think of excuses to get out of school cross country day.

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 08:53

    Well done - whatever you have been doing (probably lots of Grand Prix walking?) has helped then?

    I like walking too :) I haven't been doing any more than usual though, I guess I'm just plain awesome :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 08:53

    Do school's still do cross country runs or has the insurance brigade killed that off as well?

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 08:53

    I like walking too :) I haven't been doing any more than usual though, I guess I'm just plain awesome :D

    That must be it - you are running on Five Pints of Awesomeness!

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 08:54

    Do school's still do cross country runs or has the insurance brigade killed that off as well?

    I did at mine and I hated it. But then I only really took up running 18 months ago.

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 08:54

    Do school's still do cross country runs or has the insurance brigade killed that off as well?

    my school also had a yearly triathlon and I have very distinct memories of crying so I didn't have to do it one year. It didn't work.

  • Stuart C19/04/2011 at 08:55

    Morning all.

    These F1 drivers with their non famous WAGS *shakes fist*

    Carrie used to be a press officer at Jaguar, I seem to recall.

    Alex Wurz did a similar thing – his wife was PR at Benetton.

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 08:55

    I have just realised that I can't do the 5.7km run I was going to do in October if I turn out to like this 5k jazz, because its the weekend I'm in NZ for my friends wedding. Pesky.

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 08:55

    Morning Stuart,

    How was the rally?

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 08:56

    How was the rally?

    Have you got the sand out of your laptop yet?

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 09:01

    I am celebrating my run by eating chocolate for dinner. Stupid Easter.

  • Stuart C19/04/2011 at 09:12

    How was the rally?

    To quote Nigel Mansell: "I've got one word – one word! – very, very exciting..."

    Very busy though. Lots of on-the-fly transcription to produce the stage-by-stage reports, and inevitably by the time the top 10 or so are through the leaders are ready to start another stage.

    Have you got the sand out of your laptop yet?

    It had a tantrum on Sunday morning – screen and everything went mad. Must have been the heat and 12-hour working days. Hard reset sorted it out, though, and the doc I was working on was promptly recovered. Praise be to Jobs!

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 09:15

    To quote Nigel Mansell: "I've got one word – one word! – very, very exciting..."

    Quoting Nigel Mansell should be an Olympic sport

    Very busy though. Lots of on-the-fly transcription to produce the stage-by-stage reports, and inevitably by the time the top 10 or so are through the leaders are ready to start another stage.

    I can imagine the turn around for a rally must be pretty epic.

    It had a tantrum on Sunday morning – screen and everything went mad. Must have been the heat and 12-hour working days. Hard reset sorted it out, though, and the doc I was working on was promptly recovered. Praise be to Jobs!

    Excellent save.

  • Stuart C19/04/2011 at 09:15

    Right, I'm flat out today on a certain MAGAZINE so I'd best be off. Don't forget to read this week's edition and see how many cheeky 80s pop references have been successfully delivered into print!

    Audi-os.

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 09:15

    Part 2 ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/hands-on-with-fanvisions-portable-f1-interface-part-2

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 09:15

    Right, I'm flat out today on a certain MAGAZINE so I'd best be off. Don't forget to read this week's edition and see how many cheeky 80s pop references have been successfully delivered into print!

    Ooh yay!

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 09:16

    Audi-os.

    See you later Alternate Mr C

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 09:30

    runny runny bloggity bloggity http://amysrunning.posterous.com/week-5-day-1 :D

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 09:32

    runny runny bloggity bloggity amysrunning.poste….com/week-5-day-1 :D

    Woohoo!

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 09:35

    Woohoo!

    and now my 'motivational mini' has stopped being mean. Stupid Nike fake person.

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 09:36

    oh hang on, it just said 'I've turned into a couch potato'

    That's still pretty mean.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 09:39

    Do school's still do cross country runs or has the insurance brigade killed that off as well?

    My school's definition of a cross-country run was "half a mile round the interior of the village because the kids can't be trusted not to wander off and skip school otherwise"...

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 09:40

    My school's definition of a cross-country run was "half a mile round the interior of the village because the kids can't be trusted not to wander off and skip school otherwise"...

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 09:57

    :D

    There were still several confirmed cases of students cutting across the route (on the only short-cut available) to miss out part of the route on principle and/or have a smoking break, despite the cross-country run being so short. Unfortunately for them, the fact there was only one short-cut meant that it was easy for teachers to catch and give detention to/suspend/expel the lazy people.

  • Nick19/04/2011 at 10:16

    Great point in this Autospost article: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90876

    "As well as drivers using the DRS to overtake at the designated zone, one consequence of the straightline speed boost is that it is helping cars stay closer to each other for more of a lap - further increasing the chances of overtaking elsewhere."

  • Nick19/04/2011 at 10:18

    There were still several confirmed cases of students cutting across the route (on the only short-cut available) to miss out part of the route on principle and/or have a smoking break, despite the cross-country run being so short. Unfortunately for them, the fact there was only one short-cut meant that it was easy for teachers to catch and give detention to/suspend/expel the lazy people.

    Expel people for taking a shortcut on the cross country run!

    I dont think i ever did mine at school, always found a way out being injured, timing or something :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 10:20

    Great point in this Autospost article: www.autosport.com…port.php/id/90876

    True - didn't Manipe say something similar after Australia?

  • Nick19/04/2011 at 10:21

    True - didn't Manipe say something similar after Australia?

    Ah, his site doesnt seem to like me very much

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 10:22

    Ah, his site doesnt seem to like me very much

    It was in the SPC chat

  • Nick19/04/2011 at 10:23

    It was in the SPC chat

    Ah, i listened to that

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 10:23

    "As well as drivers using the DRS to overtake at the designated zone, one consequence of the straightline speed boost is that it is helping cars stay closer to each other for more of a lap - further increasing the chances of overtaking elsewhere."

    That's what I thought. Still the naysayers prevail but it has done a brilliant job of solving the dirty air problem without making it too easy.

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 10:26

    now that I have decided on this 5km my friend says "James says man up and do the 10 km with us"

    ahahahaha no.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 10:28

    Expel people for taking a shortcut on the cross country run!

    No, expel them for underage smoking during the cross-country run (this being one of the two reasons why the short-cut got used)...

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 10:29

    No, expel them for underage smoking during the cross-country run (this being one of the two reasons why the short-cut got used)...

    Suddenly I like the sound of your school ;)

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 10:29

    Suddenly I like the sound of your school ;)

    It probably sounds better than it was...

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 10:43

    There were still several confirmed cases of students cutting across the route (on the only short-cut available) to miss out part of the route on principle and/or have a smoking break, despite the cross-country run being so short. Unfortunately for them, the fact there was only one short-cut meant that it was easy for teachers to catch and give detention to/suspend/expel the lazy people.

    i'd reward everyone who takes the shortcut for showing initiative.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 10:44

    i'd reward everyone who takes the shortcut for showing initiative.

    It's not initiative if the short-cut is well-known to students and teachers alike...

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 10:47

    It's not initiative if the short-cut is well-known to students and teachers alike...

    double-bluff.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 10:48

    double-bluff.

    How so?

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 10:48

    Our cross country used to go up a road and then back down the same road, so we just used to get halfway and turn round as if we'd done the whole thing.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 10:48

    Our cross country used to go up a road and then back down the same road, so we just used to get halfway and turn round as if we'd done the whole thing.

    :D

  • Nick19/04/2011 at 10:49

    Twitter might buy tweet deck http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2011/04/twitter-to-take-tweetdeck.html

    Poses a dillema as to who the Austrailan GP can blame

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 10:49

    Poses a dillema as to who the Austrailan GP can blame

    Twitter of course!

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 11:00

    Holy Crap, read this comment on one of Joe's posts!

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/04/15/post-mortem-on-the-malaysian-penalties/#comment-47564

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 11:03

    Holy Crap, read this comment on one of Joe's posts!

    I guess he wasn't kidding when he said on the Aside that some people don't deserve an opinion :D

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 11:04

    read this comment on one of Joe's posts!

    I had a feeling that one was going to go rotten the moment Joe tried to suggest the stewards were infalliable simply because of their position. Assuming stewards remain regular sentient beings (as opposed to, say, attaining omniscience with the title for the duration they hold it), it is inevitable they will make some mistakes and therefore inevitable that every so often people will note their belief that such a mistake has been made.

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 11:04

    Holy Crap, read this comment on one of Joe's posts!

    joesaward.wordpre…es/#comment-47564

    Definitely a bit heavy handed, but the original comment was also somewhat idiotic.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 11:05

    Definitely a bit heavy handed, but the original comment was also somewhat idiotic.

    Unfortunately the post that prompted the comment was wrong. The commenter may have gone the wrong way about pointing this out (he should have taken a leaf out of Steven's book, for he pointed out the same error in a more civilised fashion) but the invitation had been implicitly issued.

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 11:06

    Unfortunately the post that prompted the comment was wrong. The commenter may have gone the wrong way about pointing this out (he should have taken a leaf out of Steven's book, for he pointed out the same error in a more civilised fashion) but the invitation had been implicitly issued.

    Also true.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 11:08
  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 11:10

    I guess he wasn't kidding when he said on the Aside that some people don't deserve an opinion :D

    There's a previous comment by 'chris' attacking him, so I don't blame him actually.

    Unfortunately the post that prompted the comment was wrong. The commenter may have gone the wrong way about pointing this out (he should have taken a leaf out of Steven's book, for he pointed out the same error in a more civilised fashion) but the invitation had been implicitly issued.

    In what way was the post wrong?

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 11:14

    In what way was the post wrong?

    By asserting the stewards were always right. If they were, there'd be a) no need for an Appeals Court and b) no or few complaints from objective fans (I still struggle to find anyone outside the paddock who thinks the penalties were justified or indeed that Hamilton broke any regulations in the first place).

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 11:16

    By asserting the stewards were always right. If they were, there'd be a) no need for an Appeals Court and b) no or few complaints from objective fans (I still struggle to find anyone outside the paddock who thinks the penalties were justified or indeed that Hamilton broke any regulations in the first place).

    I don't think he is, I just think he is trying to assert that the stewards were trying to lay the ground rules under new circumstances to create consistency later on. I still disagree with the penalties though.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 11:25

    I don't think he is, I just think he is trying to assert that the stewards were trying to lay the ground rules under new circumstances to create consistency later on. I still disagree with the penalties though.

    On re-reading, I see what you mean. But that is not how it is supposed to be done - it is supposed to be done through the regulations (saying there is a new regulation while keeping the exact wording of the old regulations and merely interpreting them differently does not count). If that is the explanation, then the stewards were wrong - and so was the FIA for not supporting them by writing the regulations to fit what the stewards had been asked to do.

  • Sidepodcast Update19/04/2011 at 11:45
  • Lukeh19/04/2011 at 11:46

    Have you seen these recent posts on sidepodcast.com?

    Having just got in from work I have not mr SU, so thank you for sharing the new posts with me :)

    Afternoon guys

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 11:47

    Having just got in from work I have not mr SU, so thank you for sharing the new posts with me :)

    It's interesting that SU is automatically a man.

    I would have thought it was a woman because a) it's called Su(e) and b) it nags. :)

  • Nick19/04/2011 at 11:49

    I would have thought it was a woman because a) it's called Su(e) and b) it nags. :)

    Boy Named Sue!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1BJfDvSITY

  • Lukeh19/04/2011 at 11:49

    I would have thought it was a woman because a) it's called Su(e) and b) it nags. :)

    hehehe, fair argument :)

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 12:11

    I love the F1 diary :D http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/columnists/simonarron/8460571/F1-diary-Chinese-grand-prix.html

    We bump into Red Bull team-mates Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel in the queue – and the world champion is being pestered by an official. "You are with Formula One?" Vettel nods, but indicates that he's happy to wait in line with everyone else. The man in uniform persists: "You are Fernando Alonso?"

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 12:26

    It's interesting that SU is automatically a man.

    I thought it was in the same category as God (another occasional commenter here).

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 12:27

    We bump into Red Bull team-mates Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel in the queue – and the world champion is being pestered by an official. "You are with Formula One?" Vettel nods, but indicates that he's happy to wait in line with everyone else. The man in uniform persists: "You are Fernando Alonso?"

    Not an official especially au fait with F1 then...

  • God19/04/2011 at 12:32

    Have you seen these recent posts on sidepodcast.com?

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 12:33

    You guys read this much? http://www.gpweek.com/ It's iPad friendly and free, apparently...

  • Nick19/04/2011 at 12:33

    Have you seen these recent posts on sidepodcast.com?

    Shouldnt you know that?

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 12:33

    Have you seen these recent posts on sidepodcast.com?

    Yes, I have :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 12:34

    @EliGP: Go nuts... http://bit.ly/f3SkmD

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 12:34

    Shouldnt you know that?

    Doesn't stop Him from asking - sometimes He likes conversations and jokes ;)

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 12:34

    @EliGP: Go nuts... http://bit.ly/f3SkmD

    How is that newsworthy?

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 12:34

    You guys read this much? http://www.gpweek.com/ It's iPad friendly and free, apparently...

    Yep - it's the mag Manipe works on. Not sure if Peter Windsor still appears in it though

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 12:35

    Yep - it's the mag Manipe works on. Not sure if Peter Windsor still appears in it though

    Don't say that or else people with iPads may not read it!!!

  • Nick19/04/2011 at 12:35

    You guys read this much? http://www.gpweek.com/ It's iPad friendly and free, apparently...

    I think its owned by Sutton?

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 12:40

    I think its owned by Sutton?

    Dunno. I must admit I only skim through it. I don't have an iPad and I don't get the concept of a magazine on a PC screen, TBH.

  • Nick19/04/2011 at 12:42

    Dunno. I must admit I only skim through it. I don't have an iPad and I don't get the concept of a magazine on a PC screen, TBH.

    Its good for big Ads where nobody talks about CPC or CPI!

    There is an interesting feature on the WRC rally in Abu Dhabi at the back

  • mattw19/04/2011 at 12:42

    On re-reading, I see what you mean. But that is not how it is supposed to be done - it is supposed to be done through the regulations (saying there is a new regulation while keeping the exact wording of the old regulations and merely interpreting them differently does not count). If that is the explanation, then the stewards were wrong - and so was the FIA for not supporting them by writing the regulations to fit what the stewards had been asked to do.

    I have not got too worked up on the penalities. I can see valid arguments for and against - I just want consistancy.

    However I do have one question about Hamiltons penality - both Joe and Martin Brundle (on the BBC) reported that Lewis' warning from last year paid a part in him being awarded the penality this time.

    So I have to ask.... how long does a warning last for?

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 12:43

    There is an interesting feature on the WRC rally in Abu Dhabi at the back

    Are you going to go?

  • Nick19/04/2011 at 12:43

    Are you going to go?

    Sounds like it might come to me!

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 12:45

    I have not got too worked up on the penalities. I can see valid arguments for and against - I just want consistancy.

    I can't see any valid argument for Hamilton being penalised for something he didn't do. Nor do I see any consistency in Alonso being penalised for something Heidfeld wasn't penalised for (and just to highlight the inconsistency) Pérez was only penalised for once out of the two occasions he did it. You may argue "racing accident" with me, but there's no provision for that in the regulations and I've yet to see anyone argue that the second Pérez incident in particular was a "racing accident" in any case.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 12:45

    So I have to ask.... how long does a warning last for?

    Until the end of the season in which it is issued. Which makes the stewards' behaviour even more suspect.

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 12:46

    Sounds like it might come to me!

    Then you had better go then ;)

  • Nick19/04/2011 at 12:48

    Then you had better go then ;)

    The Rally i went to when i was back in the UK involved me walking down the track in between cars.

    I dont think they would allow that here!

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 12:50

    I dont think they would allow that here!

    hmm well rally safety is a bit more lax than in F1, for example...

  • mattw19/04/2011 at 12:53

    Until the end of the season in which it is issued. Which makes the stewards' behaviour even more suspect.

    If that is in the rules, then it does undermine the stewards decision.

    As for Alonso - I quite agree.

  • Stuart C19/04/2011 at 12:54

    There's a previous comment by 'chris' attacking him, so I don't blame him actually.

    I wonder if this 'chris' just happens to be Craig/Chris Thompson/Tomalski, the serial spammer who has been banned from a certain MAGAZINE's web forum several times. Under one of his many handles on there he slagged Joe off royally about 18 months ago. He is also a confirmed Hamilton hater. Could be...

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 12:56

    I wonder if this 'chris' just happens to be Craig/Chris Thompson/Tomalski, the serial spammer who has been banned from a certain MAGAZINE's web forum several times. Under one of his many handles on there he slagged Joe off royally about 18 months ago. He is also a confirmed Hamilton hater. Could be...

    Ah not him again. The hype generator who never follows through with his own ideas.

    Could be.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 12:59

    I wonder if this 'chris' just happens to be Craig/Chris Thompson/Tomalski, the serial spammer who has been banned from a certain MAGAZINE's web forum several times. Under one of his many handles on there he slagged Joe off royally about 18 months ago. He is also a confirmed Hamilton hater. Could be...

    Unfortunately in this case "chris" appears to have more of a point than Joe (can't speak for the incident 18 months ago - I will assume from my dealings with him on Facebook that he was blatantly wrong). The stewards are not infalliable in the way Joe asserts, there were multiple angles shown on TV (OK, three compared to the stewards' four, but I don't see what the fourth view could have shown that the other three didn't), and Joe started being nasty before Chris did. Joe also apparently doesn't realise that it's considered dangerous to give a raw email on a public blog (the only means of contact most people have with him) because of the automated spam address harvesters (which nobody's figured out how to block effectively yet), especially when no such request had been made.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 13:01

    I wonder if this 'chris' just happens to be Craig/Chris Thompson/Tomalski, the serial spammer who has been banned from a certain MAGAZINE's web forum several times. Under one of his many handles on there he slagged Joe off royally about 18 months ago. He is also a confirmed Hamilton hater. Could be...

    Of course, none of the foregoing excuses "chris'" method of retaliation (as I said earlier, he should have taken the classy path and written it in the style Steven used). I can see why Joe was in a foul mood corresponding with "chris" by the end but adding fire to fire generally results in more fire rather than an extinguishment.

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 13:01

    Unfortunately in this case "chris" appears to have more of a point than Joe (can't speak for the incident 18 months ago - I will assume from my dealings with him on Facebook that he was blatantly wrong). The stewards are not infalliable in the way Joe asserts, there were multiple angles shown on TV (OK, three compared to the stewards' four, but I don't see what the fourth view could have shown that the other three didn't), and Joe started being nasty before Chris did. Joe also apparently doesn't realise that it's considered dangerous to give a raw email on a public blog (the only means of contact most people have with him) because of the automated spam address harvesters (which nobody's figured out how to block effectively yet), especially when no such request had been made.

    I assumed Joe was talking about the email field you have to fill in to leave a comment, he wasn't asking him to post his email publicly

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 13:04

    I assumed Joe was talking about the email field you have to fill in to leave a comment, he wasn't asking him to post his email publicly

    He can't be, because if there had been a blank email field the comment would never have reached moderation, let alone publication.

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 13:05

    He can't be, because if there had been a blank email field the comment would never have reached moderation, let alone publication.

    Have we always had to subscribe to the comments field or is that a new thing for his blog?

  • mattw19/04/2011 at 13:05

    He can't be, because if there had been a blank email field the comment would never have reached moderation, let alone publication.

    The comment from joe seemed to indicate the supplied email address was false.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 13:06

    Have we always had to subscribe to the comments field or is that a new thing for his blog?

    That's always been there, for every blog that uses Wordpress comments (with the possible exception of password-protected and anonymous-comment blogs).

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 13:07

    That's always been there, for every blog that uses Wordpress comments (with the possible exception of password-protected and anonymous-comment blogs).

    Oh ok - sorry for that then! ;)

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 13:08

    The comment from joe seemed to indicate the supplied email address was false.

    Timestamps indicate it wouldn't have mattered - a lot of the conversation occurred in 22 minutes flat. Email would have been slower than commenting because emails can take up to an hour (unless it's attached to a large network such as a university, in which case 2 weeks has been recorded). It's entirely possible a valid email was given and chris had no idea the request had ever been made.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 13:08

    You guys read this much? http://www.gpweek.com/ It's iPad friendly and free, apparently...

    yup, we've been plugging it on the chats with manipe for about 6 months. it's good but i don't read the non-f1 stuff.

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 13:09

    Timestamps indicate it wouldn't have mattered - a lot of the conversation occurred in 22 minutes flat. Email would have been slower than commenting because emails can take up to an hour (unless it's attached to a large network such as a university, in which case 2 weeks has been recorded). It's entirely possible a valid email was given and chris had no idea the request had ever been made.

    I'd say thats very unlikely, the majority of emails don't take up to an hour.

  • Nick19/04/2011 at 13:09

    He can't be, because if there had been a blank email field the comment would never have reached moderation, let alone publication.

    [email protected] would probably do the trick

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 13:09

    yup, we've been plugging it on the chats with manipe for about 6 months. it's good but i don't read the non-f1 stuff.

    You have too. Where is my mind today? ;)

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 13:09

    Oh ok - sorry for that then! ;)

    It's OK. In any case, I suspect it will become necessary soon because I can see Joe making it a password-protected comment space because of a combination of rude commenters and inability on his part to handle relatively simple blog problems.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 13:09

    Dunno. I must admit I only skim through it. I don't have an iPad and I don't get the concept of a magazine on a PC screen, TBH.

    zinio is awesum.

  • Nick19/04/2011 at 13:10

    I'd say thats very unlikely, the majority of emails don't take up to an hour.

    You would have to have a mail server built in 1996 for it to take that long!

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 13:10

    zinio is awesum.

    on a PC screen though?

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 13:10

    zinio is awesum.

    damn you mr c, damn you and damn my credit card :D

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 13:10

    You would have to have a mail server built in 1996 for it to take that long!

    She might well have ;)

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 13:10

    on a PC screen though?

    i don't have an ipad, so all reading is done on a pc screen. autosport, rce, gp_ f1 racing and more.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 13:11

    i don't have an ipad, so all reading is done on a pc screen. autosport, rce, gp_ f1 racing and more.

    *gp+

  • Lukeh19/04/2011 at 13:11

    find this a bit random on AUTOSPORT seeing as the compeitions been around for weeks now.

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 13:11

    i don't have an ipad, so all reading is done on a pc screen. autosport, rce, gp_ f1 racing and more.

    I see.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 13:11

    damn you mr c, damn you and damn my credit card :D

    it's a virtual newsagent.

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 13:11

    i don't have an ipad, so all reading is done on a pc screen. autosport, rce, gp_ f1 racing and more.

    oddly I can handle reading magazines on the ipad but I just can't get to grips with the Kindle app. Even with adjusting all the contrast and display settings I don't find myself immersed in the book like I do with Alistair.

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 13:12

    it's a virtual newsagent.

    that I can easily spend money in without even leaving my bed :(

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 13:12

    oddly I can handle reading magazines on the ipad but I just can't get to grips with the Kindle app. Even with adjusting all the contrast and display settings I don't find myself immersed in the book like I do with Alistair.

    That's interesting...

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 13:12

    that I can easily spend money in without even leaving my bed :(

    welcome to our world :)

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 13:12

    You would have to have a mail server built in 1996 for it to take that long!

    In that case I seem to have been connected to a lot of mail servers built in 1996, along with a lot of other people I know. Maybe the middle of England's a bad place to send email but it is clear that instantaneous e-mail was taken for granted when e-mail is not and never has been instantaneous.

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 13:13

    welcome to our world :)

    and I keep going 'ooh thats so much cheaper than on paper' and buying magazines I probably wouldn't otherwise read anyway.

    plus not having anything physical left when I'm finished reading it makes me a happy bunny.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 13:13

    The comment from joe seemed to indicate the supplied email address was false.

    the email bounced right back then.

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 13:13

    plus not having anything physical left when I'm finished reading it makes me a happy bunny.

    It makes hoarding magazines so much easier!!

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 13:14

    It makes hoarding magazines so much easier!!

    a whole year of f1 racing in your pocket. yeah baby!

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 13:14

    It makes hoarding magazines so much easier!!

    Having just cleaned a load of old outdated manuals out of the cupboard, I can understand this...

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 13:14

    It makes hoarding magazines so much easier!!

    I feel like the three free issues of Cosmo have made me slightly dumber. Must subscribe to something intellectual next.

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 13:14

    a whole year of f1 racing in your pocket. yeah baby!

    my ipad doesn't fit in my pocket :D

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 13:15

    the email bounced right back then.

    It could have been, but he should have said that if so. Bounced e-mails can be and usually are as simple as a typo (granted, "chris"'s multi-handle past makes the dodgier alternative plausible).

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 13:15

    I feel like the three free issues of Cosmo have made me slightly dumber. Must subscribe to something intellectual next.

    bah, i didn't get those. i got a free gadget mag.

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 13:15

    bah, i didn't get those. i got a free gadget mag.

    Was it that one with ladies on the cover?

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 13:15

    bah, i didn't get those. i got a free gadget mag.

    I don't recall what the other choices were but I don't recall me having the slightest interest in them :(

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 13:16

    It could have been, but he should have said that if so. Bounced e-mails can be and usually are as simple as a typo (granted, "chris"'s multi-handle past makes the dodgier alternative plausible).

    don't you think you're maybe over-analysing this just a little? who's cares, joe's blog, joe's rules.

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 13:16

    It could have been, but he should have said that if so. Bounced e-mails can be and usually are as simple as a typo (granted, "chris"'s multi-handle past makes the dodgier alternative plausible).

    to me "you did not have the good grace to provide a real email address" instantly reads as "my email bounced back to me"

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 13:16

    I don't recall what the other choices were but I don't recall me having the slightest interest in them :(

    not sure i get a choice? the magically appear.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 13:17

    the email bounced right back then.

    The other thing is that sometimes e-mails do bounce off genuine addresses if the server's having trouble (these tend to be the same ones that get the hour-long e-mail arrival times).

  • Stuart C19/04/2011 at 13:17

    to me "you did not have the good grace to provide a real email address" instantly reads as "my email bounced back to me"

    That was what I thought, tho' obviously these things are open to multiple interpretations.

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 13:17

    don't you think you're maybe over-analysing this just a little? who's cares, joe's blog, joe's rules.

    I think we are going that way. I just wanted to point out how Joe is starting to crack down on the more horrible commenters...

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 13:17

    not sure i get a choice? the magically appear.

    ahh when I joined there was four or so I could choose from to get three free issues of.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 13:19

    ahh when I joined there was four or so I could choose from to get three free issues of.

    ah-ha. we signed up a few years ago, i can't remember what happened, but they only had about three mags on their books back then. free one's just seem to appear in the inbox now and then.

  • Stuart C19/04/2011 at 13:19

    I think we are going that way.

    Does seem that there are a few people who like to get a rise out of him.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 13:19

    don't you think you're maybe over-analysing this just a little? who's cares, joe's blog, joe's rules.

    I'm being realistic. And if Joe wants to put everyone off commenting, then he's going the right way about it. But the fact he even has a comments space indicates to me that he does want to talk to other people or at least get feedback from them. At that moment "Joe's rules" have to incorporate enough civility and sense to enable that conversation. I'm seeing a distinct lack of both here, and it clearly fuelled the fire instead of cooling it (as clearly intended).

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 13:20

    to me "you did not have the good grace to provide a real email address" instantly reads as "my email bounced back to me"

    Which is what a typo, slow e-mail server or false e-mail does. Generally with the exact same error for all three (the "sorry delivery timed out" one).

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 13:20

    I'm being realistic. And if Joe wants to put everyone off commenting, then he's going the right way about it

    maybe he does?

    At that moment "Joe's rules" have to incorporate enough civility and sense to enable that conversation. I'm seeing a distinct lack of both here, and it clearly fuelled the fire instead of cooling it (as clearly intended).

    if you say so. i don't agree.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 13:23

    Does seem that there are a few people who like to get a rise out of him.

    Agreed, and now they're settled in it's going to take some careful handling to remove the atmosphere. It's got to the point where expelling the worst offenders will probably just make people feel worse about commenting (and if he insists on doing it the way he did with chris, probably aggravate people to the point where they'll do the same in desperation to get Joe to listen to him).

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 13:24

    maybe he does?

    There's a much quicker way of stopping everyone from commenting than his attitude. I.E:

    - Turn off commenting in the blog settings

    - Put up a short entry saying "I have decided to close all comments as I prefer not to deal with the abusive comments".

    No need for all the passive-aggressive stuff.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 13:25

    if you say so. i don't agree.

    I find that strange given that you've written civility and sense (albeit in more words) into Sidepodcast's rules, and abide by them yourself (to the point of telling yourself off in public when you break them, which is more than a lot of bloggers, even good ones, remember to do). That's part of the reason why Sidepodcast works - because you and Christine are nice people who encourage everyone else to be nice as well :)

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 13:25

    No need for all the passive-aggressive stuff.

    might make him feel better?

    anyhow, way too much micro-analysis for my liking. back later.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 13:26

    anyhow, way too much micro-analysis for my liking. back later.

    OK. See you later!

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 13:26

    What a wonderful day here

    :)

  • mattw19/04/2011 at 13:27

    to me "you did not have the good grace to provide a real email address" instantly reads as "my email bounced back to me"

    Same here. Or Joe looked up the email address, and found it was [email protected], and quickly did the math.

    If you have a trouble maker, and you just happen to find their email address is not working.... then maybe its not a coincidense?

  • Lukeh19/04/2011 at 13:27

    Same here. Or Joe looked up the email address, and found it was [email protected], and quickly did the math.

    Oh crap *quickly changes his email from that*

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 13:27

    I am off too. Bedtime. But it's my Friday tomorrow, hooray for short weeks :D

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2011 at 13:28

    Changing of the guard... Afternoon everyone :)

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2011 at 13:28

    I just had a meeting outside... I have decided that this is the way forward.

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 13:28

    I just had a meeting outside... I have decided that this is the way forward.

    A picnic!

  • Lukeh19/04/2011 at 13:29

    I just had a meeting outside... I have decided that this is the way forward.

    But... but... outside and stuff! Although it does look very blue today.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 13:29

    If you have a trouble maker, and you just happen to find their email address is not working.... then maybe its not a coincidense?

    ooh, final thoughts. facebook are going to win the comments war for this very reason. i give them 3 years before complete dominance.

    #youhearditherefirst

  • Lukeh19/04/2011 at 13:30

    ooh, final thoughts. facebook are going to win the comments war for this very reason. i give them 3 years before complete dominance.

    just you wait till I launch my competitor 'Spacehook'.

    Yes, it will have stolen everything from facebook, but it will be red instead of blue therefore not the same.

  • Stuart C19/04/2011 at 13:33

    just you wait till I launch my competitor 'Spacehook'.

    Yes, it will have stolen everything from facebook, but it will be red instead of blue therefore not the same.

    ROFLcopter!

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 13:33

    If you have a trouble maker, and you just happen to find their email address is not working.... then maybe its not a coincidense?

    I would consider that if "trouble maker" didn't appear to have become Joe's default setting. Which is why I've not commented there for a couple of months.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 13:33

    Changing of the guard... Afternoon everyone :)

    Good afternoon!

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2011 at 13:34

    Yes, it will have stolen everything from facebook, but it will be red instead of blue therefore not the same.

    and about space :)

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 13:34

    ooh, final thoughts. facebook are going to win the comments war for this very reason. i give them 3 years before complete dominance.

    Oh great, another dodgy technology takes precedence (Facebook commenting/liking is something I find relatively difficult because it frequently glitches and finding anything to comment on is really difficult).

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 13:36

    Another Joe post has alerted me to the Pirelli Press Release area - which has info on pitstop and tyre strategies: http://www.pirelli.com/press/2011/04/17/thrilling-battles-in-china-as-tyre-strategy-is-key/

    The FIA tell you who came into the pits, when and for how long, but do not tell you about tyre compounds.

  • Stuart C19/04/2011 at 13:39

    I'm not on Facebook, although apparently some other people with the same name are...

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 13:39

    Another Joe post has alerted me to the Pirelli Press Release area - which has info on pitstop and tyre strategies: www.pirelli.com/p…-strategy-is-key/

    Oh that is very useful

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 13:39

    I'm not on Facebook, although apparently some other people with the same name are...

    I'm on FaceBook, but I do find it both annoying at times and quite irrelevant

  • Stuart C19/04/2011 at 13:41

    Right, so a certain MAGAZINE has been consigned to the printing press and it is time to go.

    Audi-os...

  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 13:43

    Oh that is very useful

    Indeed - gonna download that from the first few races later..

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 13:43

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/f1-debrief-kers-drs-kfc-whatever

  • Lukeh19/04/2011 at 13:46
  • RubberGoat19/04/2011 at 13:54

    Ping: sidepodcast.com/p…-drs-kfc-whatever

    yay - was wondering where that was!

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 14:18

    I am already listening it :)

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 14:27

    About Vettel's movements at the Malaysian GP start, it was not the first time we saw him doing waving this way, and it doesn't always work propertly for him.

    I remember the 2010 German GP: Vettel (P1) waves to Alonso (P2) and Massa (P3) takes the lead. We all know what happened later.

  • Amy19/04/2011 at 14:38

    I couldn't sleep so I somehow have managed to buy an issue of Runners World on Zinio. Oops. I also found Space Shuttle magazine!

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 15:04

    A little oddity from Mr Nimoy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWIJEUm_Jl0

  • Alison19/04/2011 at 15:15

    Woop woop. I ♥ my local tax office man #sorrynick

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 15:18

    Afternoon all. Is it rankings day today and is the correct hashtag #rankings?

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 15:19

    Woop woop. I ♥ my local tax office man #sorrynick

    For this tax year or forever?

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 15:19

    Afternoon all. Is it rankings day today and is the correct hashtag #rankings?

    It certainly is. I'll be searching for #rankings or #points.

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 15:19

    Afternoon all. Is it rankings day today and is the correct hashtag #rankings?

    It certainly is. I'll be searching for #rankings or #points.

    Just collating something and will nominate soon

  • Alison19/04/2011 at 15:20

    For this tax year or forever?

    Hehehe I think he's solved my student loan issue. He's going to send me lovely letters. I might see what I get on paper before I promise to love him forever eh :D

  • Lukeh19/04/2011 at 15:24

    It certainly is. I'll be searching for #rankings or #points.

    As amazing as it may sound coming from me, points off Rubens for being a grumpy grumpster #rankings

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 15:27

    As amazing as it may sound coming from me, points off Rubens for being a grumpy grumpster #rankings

    can you blame him?

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 15:27

    LewisHamilton - Negative points for the use of the term "like white on rice"

    http://twitter.com/LewisHamilton/status/59456288232448001

    This is the view from my hotel at breakfast this morning! Im on it like white on rice baby!!!http://yfrog.com/gzdjkmej

    For not making sense (he loves skyscrapers?)

    Using U.S. slang (picked up from that woman?)

    For posting it twice with 2 shortening links to the same pic

    Also, for still using text speak in his tweets in general

    #rankings

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 15:28

    As amazing as it may sound coming from me, points off Rubens for being a grumpy grumpster #rankings

    Will there be a return of the blah blah blah rant?

  • Alison19/04/2011 at 15:28

    can you blame him?

    Not for being grumpy but there's no need to accuse someone of stopping on purpose! Why would he do that.... Totally ruined his own weekend.

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 15:29

    Not for being grumpy but there's no need to accuse someone of stopping on purpose! Why would he do that.... Totally ruined his own weekend.

    Who'd he accuse?

  • Alison19/04/2011 at 15:30

    Who'd he accuse?

    He came on the radio saying Petrov should have a penalty for stopping out on track on purpose in qualy. When he'd broken down... Why on earth would he have stopped on purpose!?

  • Lukeh19/04/2011 at 15:30

    can you blame him?

    I can. No need for his rudeness, silly rubens.

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 15:31

    By the way, I find Twitter for iPhone extremely irritating for shortening yfrog's already-short links

    yfrog embeds naturally in some twitter clients, the t.co links do not. Maybe that's why they do it. I hope the Tweetdeck deal falls through. They are becoming like FB :(

  • Lukeh19/04/2011 at 15:31

    I can. No need for his rudeness, silly rubens.

    Although mr C makes a fair point on the debrief about the whole ordeal but I still think he was rudeness mcrudester.

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 15:31

    He came on the radio saying Petrov should have a penalty for stopping out on track on purpose in qualy. When he'd broken down... Why on earth would he have stopped on purpose!?

    Sounds like he's frustrated but yes, I agree. There's no need for it

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 15:31

    About Button's pit stop, Christian Horner said: "We should have taken off his tyres and left him"

    It would have been really curious hehe

  • Alison19/04/2011 at 15:32

    Although mr C makes a fair point on the debrief about the whole ordeal but I still think he was rudeness mcrudester.

    Be as grumpy as you like but making ludicrous baseless accusations isn't really on....

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 15:32

    Although mr C makes a fair point on the debrief about the whole ordeal but I still think he was rudeness mcrudester.

    It's Rubens' own fault really for normally being so nice.

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 15:33

    It's Rubens' own fault really for normally being so nice.

    When he has the hump though, it's usually a big monk-on

  • Lukeh19/04/2011 at 15:33

    It's Rubens' own fault really for normally being so nice.

    What he needs is a hug. Someone get me Adam Parr's number! :)

  • Lukeh19/04/2011 at 15:35

    Intruiged by the news saying they're planning to stream the royal wedding online and make it interactive. Interesting situation, that.

    What do YOU think Kate will say?

    * I do

    * I don't

    * I fancy some pancakes

    You can win a free trip to Jamaica if you vote!

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 15:35

    What do YOU think Kate will say?

    One does

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2011 at 15:41

    By the way, I find Twitter for iPhone extremely irritating for shortening yfrog's already-short links

    Tweetbot!

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 15:41

    Be as grumpy as you like but making ludicrous baseless accusations isn't really on....

    it wasn't baseless.

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 15:41

    Tweetbot!

    Twittelator rocks, I ain't moving

    [though I was tempted]

  • Lukeh19/04/2011 at 15:41

    By the way, I find Twitter for iPhone extremely irritating for shortening yfrog's already-short links

    Inception link shorting!

    How short must they be though to be double shortened?! i.y/l or something? :)

  • Lukeh19/04/2011 at 15:43

    it wasn't baseless.

    Indeed, like you said he had a point to his little grump as Petrov had plenty of time to move off but it still seemed a bit silly of him.

    Of course, you can hear more about this on the fabulous new Debrief that's available... #plugforsidepodcast ;)

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 15:43

    Of course, you can hear more about this on the fabulous new Debrief that's available... #plugforsidepodcast ;)

    for those who've not listened. petrov caused a red flag, when he could easily have made it a yellow.

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 15:45

    for those who've not listened. petrov caused a red flag, when he could easily have made it a yellow.

    I've only seen FP1 so far, so I'll keep an eye out

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 15:46

    I've only seen FP1 so far, so I'll keep an eye out

    you're watching every session delayed??

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 15:46

    you're watching every session delayed??

    Yep - I was a bit busy over the weekend

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 15:46

    I've only seen FP1 so far, so I'll keep an eye out

    you're watching every session delayed??

    FP's aren't that interesting. Watch the highlights at the BBC site

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 15:50

    FP's aren't that interesting. Watch the highlights at the BBC site

    Depends what you're looking for. I generally find them interesting because I enjoy the banter in the comm box - it was the same when Eurosport used to show the FP's

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 15:54

    Depends what you're looking for. I generally find them interesting because I enjoy the banter in the comm box - it was the same when Eurosport used to show the FP's

    Fair enough, I like to listen when it's live and relevant but I struggle to pay attention when it's a re-run

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 15:55

    Right folks - I'm off for a bit

    See you later

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 15:57

    Bye Leigh

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 15:59

    One question: The GP2 Series will start at Turkey, won't they?

    Today they were testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, at 20km of my house... Valsecchi was the fastest man.

    ps. By Leigh.

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 16:10

    One question: The GP2 Series will start at Turkey, won't they?

    http://gp2series.com/Calendar/ says yes

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 16:11

    http://gp2series.com/Calendar/ says yes

    Also says that Maldonado won last year [stunned!]

  • Janna19/04/2011 at 16:13

    Intruiged by the news saying they're planning to stream the royal wedding online and make it interactive. Interesting situation, that.

    Intruiged by the news saying they're planning to stream the royal wedding online and make it interactive. Interesting situation, that.

    What do YOU think Kate will say?

    * I do

    * I don't

    * I fancy some pancakes

    You can win a free trip to Jamaica if you vote!

    If they use the traditional service it will be I will ;)

    Hello all

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 16:13

    Hello all

    Hey Janna

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 16:14

    To Bassano:

    Yes, Maldonado won last year but I think Sergio Pérez is winning their particular battle hehe.

    I know a guy who says "He's got such a sponsor behind him(36M$ each year) because he has to pay the damages he does to the car"

  • Janna19/04/2011 at 16:14

    Hey Janna

    *waves*

  • Lukeh19/04/2011 at 16:15

    Hello all

    Evening :)

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 16:15

    One thing, how do you reply someone by quoting his words? I click on the 'Reply' button but it doesn't seem to be this way. Could you help me?

    Thanks :)

  • Lukeh19/04/2011 at 16:17

    One thing, how do you reply someone by quoting his words? I click on the 'Reply' button but it doesn't seem to be this way. Could you help me?

    You just click on the comment if you're using the Dashboard or Realtime and it does it for you :)

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 16:19

    You just click on the comment if you're using the Dashboard or Realtime and it does it for you :)

    Thanks :D

  • Lukeh19/04/2011 at 16:20

    Thanks :D

    Huge success!

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 16:25

    Heikki Kovalainen says on Twitter...

    Lot been said about new F1 rules - I agree they're great success, races are unpredictable and more overtaking happening so they working.

  • Alison19/04/2011 at 16:33

    I have just eaten THE most delicious dinner I've ever had :D

    Time to head back to work though...

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 16:35

    I have just eaten THE most delicious dinner I've ever had :D

    Time to head back to work though...

    Are we supposed to guess?

  • Alison19/04/2011 at 16:37

    Are we supposed to guess?

    It was from Cook. Some kind of indonesian veg curry. I threw the box away already :P

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 16:38

    It was from Cook. Some kind of indonesian veg curry. I threw the box away already :P

    There are enough clues in there I guess :)

  • Alison19/04/2011 at 16:39

    There are enough clues in there I guess :)

    I'm definitely not claiming to have cooked it! That's probably why it was so delicious :P

    See you's all later :)

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 16:41

    See you's all later :)

    Ta ta

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 16:44

    See you's all later :)

    See you Alison!

    One question. I've discovered Sidepodcast recently (here in Spain we don't have anything similar) and I found some shows called 'Parade Lap', but according to what I see, this show "died" in 2009.

    Weren't they successfull? Because I found them really interesting :)

    ps. Sorry for my english, I am not used to use it, I hope you understand :)

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 16:46

    Lot been said about new F1 rules - I agree they're great success, races are unpredictable and more overtaking happening so they working.

    (hearts) kovi.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 16:48

    Weren't they successfull? Because I found them really interesting :)

    too successful. live video is prohibitively expensive for us to do right now, and the more people who tune in, the more expensive it gets.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 16:52

    One question. I've discovered Sidepodcast recently (here in Spain we don't have anything similar)

    ooh, but welcome marti, rude of me not to say hi.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 16:55

    About Button's pit stop, Christian Horner said: "We should have taken off his tyres and left him"

    I doubt the FIA (or Vettel) would have approved, but Red Bull were entitled to be rather miffed!

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 16:57

    What do YOU think Kate will say?* I do* I don't* I fancy some pancakesYou can win a free trip to Jamaica if you vote!

    :D If it were the latter I'd fall off my chair laughing!

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 17:01

    too successful. live video is prohibitively expensive for us to do right now, and the more people who tune in, the more expensive it gets.

    A victim of your own success, as it were

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 17:02

    One question. I've discovered Sidepodcast recently (here in Spain we don't have anything similar) and I found some shows called 'Parade Lap', but according to what I see, this show "died" in 2009.

    Would an audio only version of The Parade Lap be something that was possible in the future?

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 17:08

    By the way, I find Twitter for iPhone extremely irritating for shortening yfrog's already-short links

    Tweetbot!

    Just looking at this in the App store, no landscape mode - deal breaker :(

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 17:10

    Just looking at this in the App store, no landscape mode - deal breaker :(

    Isn't there a Tweetdeck app? I don't know, I haven' got an iPhone...

    Which is your twitter nickname?

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 17:11

    Isn't there a Tweetdeck app? I don't know, I haven' got an iPhone...

    There is but I don't like the mobile version

    Which is your twitter nickname?

    @bassanoclapper

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 17:12

    Where are you in Spain MartiV8?

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 17:13

    Received text requesting my presence in the sun with a pint

    Later folks

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 17:14

    Received text requesting my presence in the sun with a pint

    Have fun!

  • Amanda19/04/2011 at 17:14

    Nick Heidfeld is doing commercials for an internet provider based in Cologne http://www.kabel-internet-telefon.de/inhalte/2011/04/nick-heidfeld-wirbt-fuer-unitymedia-du-sollst-nicht-langsam-sein.jpg

    *pheeeeewwwwww" It could have been Sutil ...

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 17:14

    I am following you.

    Where are you in Spain MartiV8?

    I live in a little city near Barcelona.

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 17:14

    Received text requesting my presence in the sun with a pint

    Bye :)

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 17:19

    It's quite ironic that the fastest Indian in the world (as he calls himself), Narain Karthikeyan, is the only driver in the whole F1 history who has finished a race in 23rd position...

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 17:21

    It's quite ironic that the fastest Indian in the world (as he calls himself), Narain Karthikeyan, is the only driver in the whole F1 history who has finished a race in 23rd position...

    Apart from the Indy 500 grids of the 1950s, yes. That said, the second fastest Indian isn't even on the grid right now...

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 17:31

    I live in a little city near Barcelona.

    Barcelona is a wonderful city :)

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 17:32

    Would an audio only version of The Parade Lap be something that was possible in the future?

    brining back the video version as pay-per-view, seems like the best option.

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 17:32

    Apart from the Indy 500 grids of the 1950s, yes. That said, the second fastest Indian isn't even on the grid right now...

    Were Karun and Narain in GP2 together?

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)19/04/2011 at 17:35

    Hi from Boston, everyone.

    Got what I think is a news flash here.

    http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/258039/government-unsure-over-usa-f1-budget/

    Seems money barriers might be popping up in Austin, Texas.

    I've checked statesman.com and kxan.com and can't find confirmation, though.

  • Rubbergoat19/04/2011 at 17:38

    Seems money barriers might be popping up in Austin, Texas.

    Are they better than armco and SAFER barriers?

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)19/04/2011 at 17:40

    Are they better than armco and SAFER barriers?

    At keeping cars from going into the crowd, YES, because they prevent race from happening in the first place. ;-)

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 17:43

    app recommendation of the day: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/noir-photo/id429484353?mt=8

    called 'noir', bought it earlier today, it's v.good for b/w photo effects: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidepodcast/5635427728/in/photostream

  • Sidepodcast Update19/04/2011 at 17:45
  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 17:48

    Barcelona is a wonderful city :)

    Yes, and it is quite small compared to other important European cities :)

    The good thing is that I can get at the Circuit de Catalunya, where the Spanish GP is celebrated, in less than 20 minutes hehehehe

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 17:49

    Seems money barriers might be popping up in Austin, Texas.

    oh dear :(

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 17:50

    app recommendation of the day: itunes.apple.com/…/id429484353?mt=8

    I'd probably bought it if I could, but I don't have the phone... I think it's an important detail to know.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 17:50

    I'd probably bought it if I could, but I don't have the phone... I think it's an important detail to know.

    hehe. noted.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 17:52

    plastic bullet is also free for two days: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/plastic-bullet-camera/id372405516?mt=8

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 17:52

    Seems money barriers might be popping up in Austin, Texas.

    In the Nurburgring circuit it's happening the same: The government doesn't want its tax money to be used to pay a race.

    And in Barcelona's track is happening too. The Catalan Governement doesn't want to pay more than what they actually pay.

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 17:54

    plastic bullet is also free for two days: itunes.apple.com/…/id372405516?mt=8

    Have you got the 'Newey's Facts' app? Quite funny ^^

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 17:56

    Have you got the 'Newey's Facts' app? Quite funny ^^

    ooh, no. i'll check it out.

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)19/04/2011 at 17:57

    The good thing is that I can get at the Circuit de Catalunya, where the Spanish GP is celebrated, in less than 20 minutes hehehehe

    Muy buenas, MartiV8. Do you know about the Montjuïc Formula 1 street circuit, where Grands Prix took place in the '60s and '70s? A beautiful, fabulous circuit, missed much by those who remember it.

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 17:57

    ooh, no. i'll check it out.

    Here it is: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/newey-facts-to-go/id378065469?mt=8#

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 17:59

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/china-2011-rate-the-race

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 18:04

    Muy buenas, MartiV8. Do you know about the Montjuïc Formula 1 street circuit, where Grands Prix took place in the '60s and '70s? A beautiful, fabulous circuit, missed much by those who remember it.

    Casually the Circuit de Catalunya celebrated a 'Montjuïc Revival" two weeks ago, with F1 cars and motorbikes from de 70' and those years, to remember the classic Montjuïc races.

    You can still drive around Montjuïc's original layout, but it's been a long time since the last race was run... It's roads are quite popular, so it's a easy place to find if you visit Barcelona :)

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 18:09

    I see you've got a little problem to say in a number how good the Chinese race was hehe.

    In twitter, I made that question to our followers (writing from F1 website account) and the average was about 10.

    I am looking forward to see the way the DRS affects at countries like Monaco or Canada. I suppose in Montecarlo the DRS zone will be near the tunnel zone, so it will be interesting.

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 18:22

    Any other suggestions for rankings gladly considered.

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 18:30

    Christine, one little question: How did you create the Factbyte Factbox?

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 18:38

    Christine, one little question: How did you create the Factbyte Factbox?

    Erm, if you want details about code and stuff like that, you'll need Mr C. I'm in charge of content.

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 18:40

    Erm, if you want details about code and stuff like that, you'll need Mr C. I'm in charge of content.

    Thanks. Hope he can help me :)

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 18:42

    Thanks. Hope he can help me :)

    can try. what's the question?

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 18:45

    can try. what's the question?

    How did you create the Factbyte Factbox live system?

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 18:46

    How did you create the Factbyte Factbox live system?

    that's kind of a big question. if you mean did we buy it, then nope, i coded it with my own fair hands. it's the culmination of 18 months of work and still under heavy development on a daily basis.

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 18:48

    that's kind of a big question. if you mean did we buy it, then nope, i coded it with my own fair hands. it's the culmination of 18 months of work and still under heavy development on a daily basis.

    Daily is pushing it.

    I'm sure I just saw you taking black and white photos and eating cake. Get on with it, man.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 18:48

    I'm sure I just saw you taking black and white photos and eating cake. Get on with it, man.

    oh yeah. *runs*

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 18:50

    that's kind of a big question. if you mean did we buy it, then nope, i coded it with my own fair hands. it's the culmination of 18 months of work and still under heavy development on a daily basis.

    So you've done a good job :)

    In the website I write we've also have a live commentary system and it took a long time to get it working propertly.

    It's this one, coded in HTML: http://directo.caranddriverthef1.com/

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 18:52

    It's this one, coded in HTML: http://directo.caranddriverthef1.com/

    oooh, we read that during testing, didn't we?

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 18:53

    Just found this retweeted by Karun

    http://twitpic.com/4mumyr

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 18:53

    oooh, we read that during testing, didn't we?

    Really? I was the one who updated it during the Barcelona Test Days :)

  • Amanda19/04/2011 at 18:54

    "Just found this retweeted by Karun

    http://twitpic.com/4mumyr"

    hahaha brilliant! LOL

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 18:55

    Really? I was the one who updated it during the Barcelona Test Days :)

    We watched your site every day during the tests

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 18:57

    We watched your site every day during the tests

    Well, it's not mine, it's from a company based in Valencia, I am just one of the journalists hehe.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 18:58

    Well, it's not mine, it's from a company based in Valencia, I am just one of the journalists hehe.

    small world! the url used to be something like: http://directo.thef1.es/tests/ - but i recall reading it and google translating on the fly.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 18:59

    Really? I was the one who updated it during the Barcelona Test Days :)

    we'll have to follow during the next race too, do you cover all sessions?

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 19:00

    Evening all.

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 19:01

    we'll have to follow during the next race too, do you cover all sessions?

    Not me, but we always cover all sessions live :)

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 19:01

    Schumacher, di Resta is faster than you. Or is that just my reading of it?

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90881

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 19:01

    we'll have to follow during the next race too, do you cover all sessions?

    You mean I need another screen.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 19:02

    Not me, but we always cover all sessions live :)

    you have live timing too. i'm pretty sure the fbfb can't hold a candle to your system. very nice work.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 19:02

    You mean I need another screen.

    ooh, yay!

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 19:02

    Schumacher, di Resta is faster than you. Or is that just my reading of it?

    There is some people who say Resta's talent is comparable (I don't know if that word exists) to Vettel's one. I don't know if it's true, but his debut has been quite impressive.

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 19:04

    Schumacher, di Resta is faster than you. Or is that just my reading of it?

    www.autosport.com…port.php/id/90881

    Certainly a promising start.

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 19:05

    There is some people who say Resta's talent is comparable (I don't know if that word exists) to Vettel's one. I don't know if it's true, but his debut has been quite impressive.

    He was Vettel's team mate in Euro F3 and di Resta won the championship. They had equal equipment and equal experience. He also beat Lewis in karting occasionally.

    I think diResta and Hulkenberg will end up being better than Vettel

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 19:06

    Certainly a promising start.

    I just can't believe the whole world are fans of his now after it took so long for him to get to F1.

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 19:06

    you have live timing too. i'm pretty sure the fbfb can't hold a candle to your system. very nice work.

    I didn't create that, the company did it. I understand HTML, but tables and so on hehe. They are two different HTML codes, and then the webpage undestands them (as you see, I am an expert :P).

    Anyway there is a new version coming on the way, and now that the new iPhone app has been launched it could be launched (the live version) during the Turkish GP...

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 19:08

    He was Vettel's team mate in Euro F3 and di Resta won the championship. They had equal equipment and equal experience. He also beat Lewis in karting occasionally.

    Yes, he is not one of those drivers who drive a F1 car because they have a good sponsor who pays the bill. He has come to stay, but I also thought that from Hulkenberg and you see... They kick him off because of money reasons.

    And now they have Maldonado, who drives F1 cars like I do in the PC game...

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 19:08

    Anyway there is a new version coming on the way, and now that the new iPhone app has been launched it could be launched (the live version) during the Turkish GP...

    fab stuff. we will make sure we check it out, do ya know which sessions you are covering for turkey?

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 19:10

    And now they have Maldonado, who drives F1 cars like I do in the PC game...

    :D :D

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 19:10

    fab stuff. we will make sure we check it out, do ya know which sessions you are covering for turkey?

    I don't cover any session during the season, because there are two guys whose work is this. There is my boss and then another man, who covers the race because my boss is in a sports radio covering the race.

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 19:11

    For Jenson:

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/222162_10150161399352108_539252107_7182080_5603446_n.jpg

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 19:11
  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 19:12

    For Jenson:

    hahaha :D :D

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 19:16

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/its-a-tie-at-the-top-of-christines-rankings-this-week

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 19:17

    Ping: sidepodcast.com/p…ankings-this-week

    What?! Hamilton tweeted a picture from the press room?

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 19:20

    Evening folks

  • MartiV819/04/2011 at 19:20

    Good night all :)

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 19:21

    hi leigh, bye marti. i must dash too, before i get grief about eating more cake.

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 19:22

    Something for Doctor Who Torchwood fans

    A Cambridge researcher has written a paper on the Daleks

    http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/ex-tra-po-late-moral-philosophy-and-the-daleks/

    ...and Q will be in Torchwood, although not playing Q

    http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2011/04/dwn-10411205412-john-de-lancie-signs.html

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 19:23

    ...and Q will be in Torchwood, although not playing Q

    Q in Torchwood? Talk about crossing the streams

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 19:23

    Bye Marti

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 19:24

    Good night all :)

    See you Marti and hi Leigh

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 19:24

    Good night all :)

    Do come back :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 19:24

    Hi Pat,

    Oulton Park is now completely sorted

    :D

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 19:26

    Oulton Park is now completely sorted

    What was wrong with it?

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 19:26

    Oulton Park is now completely sorted

    Excellent news :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 19:27

    What was wrong with it?

    I had to replace my cards after they went missing on Saturday night and only realised afterwards that I had no way to book travel / accommodation, but I found a way around it

    :)

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 19:28

    I had to replace my cards after they went missing on Saturday night and only realised afterwards that I had no way to book travel / accommodation, but I found a way around it

    Good

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 19:28

    For Mac users here, are Super Drives just DVD burners with a fancy name?

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 19:29

    hi leigh, bye marti. i must dash too, before i get grief about eating more cake.

    But cake is good

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 19:29

    But cake is good

    Cake is always good

  • Alison19/04/2011 at 19:32

    Evening :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 19:33

    hi alison

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 19:36

    Evening :D

    Hi Creamyhead

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 19:36

    Evening :D

    Hello

  • Alison19/04/2011 at 19:37

    Hi Creamyhead

    That sounds so so weird!

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 19:52

    #sidepodspace

    The penultimate space shuttle mission was scheduled to launch today but that was postponed a few weeks ago because of a scheduling problem where the shuttle and a Russian unmanned Progress module would have been at the ISS at the same time.

    Today a new launch has been set. The space shuttle Endeavour will launch on April 29th at 3:47pm Eastern or 8:47pm UK time.

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 19:54

    Congrats Pippa Mann on the Conquest drive for the Indy 500. I have a feeling she's a decent oval driver.

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 19:54

    Congrats Pippa Mann on the Conquest drive for the Indy 500. I have a feeling she's a decent oval driver.

    ..if maybe midfield at best elsewhere

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 19:55

    Congrats Pippa Mann on the Conquest drive for the Indy 500. I have a feeling she's a decent oval driver.

    Pippa's always been better on ovals, but she has to qualify first - they're predicting between 39-42 entries

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 19:57

    Pippa's always been better on ovals, but she has to qualify first - they're predicting between 39-42 entries

    I thought they said 42 on the Indycar commentary on Sunday

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 19:58

    I thought they said 42 on the Indycar commentary on Sunday

    It is 42 because I told @SBPopOffValve they should have Don't Panic on the timing tower..

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 19:58

    I thought they said 42 on the Indycar commentary on Sunday

    There are 42 entries on paper, but some are dependent on sponsors coming through, so some may not happen

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 20:21

    No... oh no

    http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2011/04/dwn190411204508-elisabeth-sladen-1948.html

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 20:30
  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 20:31

    Aww.

    A heroine for so much of my youth... I'm genuinely shocked and stunned

    :(

  • David Camp19/04/2011 at 20:39

    Howdy Folks!

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 20:40

    Hi David

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 20:40

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/a-bumper-week-of-team-rankings-with-lotus-retaining-their-lead

  • David Camp19/04/2011 at 20:40

    How's it going today?

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 20:41

    How's it going today?

    It was great until a few minutes ago. Things are generally fine. You?

  • David Camp19/04/2011 at 20:43

    It was great until a few minutes ago. Things are generally fine. You?

    Pretty good I finally finished the Indycar race from the weekend. I've been a bit of a slacker.

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 20:44

    Pretty good I finally finished the Indycar race from the weekend. I've been a bit of a slacker.

    Still haven't seen it and probably won't until Thursday or Friday at this rate

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 20:45

    Pretty good I finally finished the Indycar race from the weekend. I've been a bit of a slacker.

    what did you make of it?

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 20:45

    Hi David

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 20:45

    For Mac users here, are Super Drives just DVD burners with a fancy name?

    yeah, just more super.

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 20:46

    yeah, just more super.

    Good, because I need a DVD writer

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)19/04/2011 at 20:48

    Hi, just popping back in, saw this thread.

    Pretty good I finally finished the Indycar race from the weekend. I've been a bit of a slacker.

    Conway, who broke every bone in his body last year, comes back and wins. Inspiring. I hope Kubica does the same.

  • David Camp19/04/2011 at 20:48

    what did you make of it?

    I loved the victory for Conway. I sat in Turn 4 at the 500 last year and watched his crash as it developed and thought his career was over. Long Beach marked his reemergence and arrival all at the same time. I've found myself to be a big Will Power fan and am finding Helio Castroneves to be mostly flair with no substance so I didn't enjoy the turn 1 punt. I'm wanting Graham Rahal to make an imprint on the series.

  • David Camp19/04/2011 at 20:48

    Conway, who broke every bone in his body last year, comes back and wins. Inspiring. I hope Kubica does the same.

    Couldn't agree more.

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 20:48

    Conway, who broke every bone in his body last year, comes back and wins. Inspiring. I hope Kubica does the same.

    Gaahhhhhhhhh...!!!!

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 20:50

    I loved the victory for Conway. I sat in Turn 4 at the 500 last year and watched his crash as it developed and thought his career was over. Long Beach marked his reemergence and arrival all at the same time. I've found myself to be a big Will Power fan and am finding Helio Castroneves to be mostly flair with no substance so I didn't enjoy the turn 1 punt. I'm wanting Graham Rahal to make an imprint on the series.

    i only caught the race until bourdais was out, i love the venue though.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 20:50

    Gaahhhhhhhhh...!!!!

    hmm?

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 20:50

    Gaahhhhhhhhh...!!!!

    If you didn't want to be spoiled you shouldn't be on the internet..

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 20:50

    If you didn't want to be spoiled you shouldn't be on the internet..

    christ, the race was days ago.

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 20:52

    I loved the victory for Conway. I sat in Turn 4 at the 500 last year and watched his crash as it developed and thought his career was over.

    That must've looked even more scary in person than it did on TV.

    Power is brilliant, love his talent and dry humour with it

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)19/04/2011 at 20:52

    i only caught the race until bourdais was out, i love the venue though.

    Then tell Joe to tell Bernie to return there.

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 20:52

    If you didn't want to be spoiled you shouldn't be on the internet..

    Only 2 comments after I said I hadn't seen it though

  • David Camp19/04/2011 at 20:52

    i only caught the race until bourdais was out, i love the venue though.

    I'm not sure if this would have been caught overseas. But during the Versus coverage of the race when Andretti runs into Bourdais he says a word that rhymes with a quacking bird at least 5 times and it wasn't edited. I couldn't believe my ears!

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 20:52

    If you didn't want to be spoiled you shouldn't be on the internet..

    Specially a motorsport-focused site!

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 20:53

    Only 2 comments after I said I hadn't seen it though

    Your responsibility to leave then. Sorry but that's the convention everywhere online.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 20:53

    Your responsibility to leave then. Sorry but that's the convention everywhere online.

    seconded.

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 20:54

    Your responsibility to leave then. Sorry but that's the convention everywhere online.

    Gosh those days before watching the LOST final were painful.

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 20:54

    Gosh those days before watching the LOST final were painful.

    Not as painful as watching it, I might add :)

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 20:54

    I'm not sure if this would have been caught overseas. But during the Versus coverage of the race when Andretti runs into Bourdais he says a word that rhymes with a quacking bird at least 5 times and it wasn't edited. I couldn't believe my ears!

    missed that completely :) :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 20:55

    Your responsibility to leave then. Sorry but that's the convention everywhere online.

    I disagree to be honest - I don't go spoiling the endings of movies just because they've been released to the general public, especially when I just commented that I hadn't seen it

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 20:55

    missed that completely :) :)

    Marco announced to the world that he didn't have a f******* clue. This came as a surprise to no-one

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 20:56

    I'm not sure if this would have been caught overseas. But during the Versus coverage of the race when Andretti runs into Bourdais he says a word that rhymes with a quacking bird at least 5 times and it wasn't edited. I couldn't believe my ears!

    Haha yeah I heard. He apologised on twitter later that night, but it was good he showed emotion over it. Proved he had a half decent car and not a sled.

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 20:56

    Marco announced to the world that he didn't have a f******* clue. This came as a surprise to no-one

    Marco is rarely known for having a clue

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 20:57

    I disagree to be honest - I don't go spoiling the endings of movies just because they've been released to the general public, especially when I just commented that I hadn't seen it

    Sorry Leigh but it is unrealistic to be discussing racing on a racing site and to expect no-one to say anything about the result.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 20:57

    I disagree to be honest - I don't go spoiling the endings of movies just because they've been released to the general public, especially when I just commented that I hadn't seen it

    this isn't IMDB comments though. it's a motorsport site.

    and one that live commented the indycar race.

    we talk about motorsport a lot, and you're here quite a lot. now that's a good thing, but your odds of avoiding a massive result like that are non-existent good sir.

    sorry, but that's the way it is.

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 20:57

    I disagree to be honest - I don't go spoiling the endings of movies just because they've been released to the general public, especially when I just commented that I hadn't seen it

    If you were on a movie site you wouldn't expect everyone to be quiet while they waited for you to watch it.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 20:57

    Marco announced to the world that he didn't have a f******* clue. This came as a surprise to no-one

    hehehehe. at least he's honest about it

  • David Camp19/04/2011 at 21:00

    hehehehe. at least he's honest about it

    I must say I appreciated it as well. I want him to succeed but I'm afraid he spends more of his daddy's money then he makes for him and that the honeymoon may not last forever.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 21:00

    News Corp In Talks To Take Over F1 Bid (Rupert Murdock Wants It All)

    via manipe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ngAX6eW_rw

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)19/04/2011 at 21:01

    I must say I appreciated it as well. I want him to succeed but I'm afraid he spends more of his daddy's money then he makes for him and that the honeymoon may not last forever.

    Don't wanna defame him online but I have heard the 'p' word (rhymes with bunk) used to describe him...

  • David Camp19/04/2011 at 21:01

    Don't wanna defame him online but I have heard the 'p' word (rhymes with bunk) used to describe him...

    It's one of those situations for me where I know it's true but don't fully want to believe it.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 21:02

    oh, i found it:

    Still haven't seen it and probably won't until Thursday or Friday at this rate

    a) err, that doesn't say "don't tell me the result"

    b) you seriously want us to ban all talk of sidepodcast about indycar until friday?

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 21:04

    b) you seriously want us to ban all talk of sidepodcast about indycar until friday?

    Didn't say that that, but to relay the winner a couple of comments later was a tad bit of doh. Never mind, it doesn't matter.

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 21:05

    News Corp In Talks To Take Over F1 Bid (Rupert Murdock Wants It All)

    Wonder what the real story is. Is Bernie trying to divert attention from his legal problems in Germany? Is Murdoch interested in F1 so that he can bargain that away in return for the legislators allowing him to buy something he really wants?

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)19/04/2011 at 21:05

    It's one of those situations for me where I know it's true but don't fully want to believe it.

    I remember when his grampa, Mario, was young. Brash, but never a snarky attitude in public. Star quality.

  • Alison19/04/2011 at 21:05

    If you were on a movie site you wouldn't expect everyone to be quiet while they waited for you to watch it.

    True story. If you've got something you're yet to watch, you can comment or not but you do need to be aware that obviously anything can come up in conversation.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 21:05

    Didn't say that that, but to relay the winner a couple of comments later was a tad bit of doh. Never mind, it doesn't matter.

    i think you have to make some sacrifices to do what you love. if you're travelling europe following F3 and doing awesome things, something else has to give. just the way of the world.

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 21:06

    I remember when his grampa, Mario, was young. Brash, but never a snarky attitude in public. Star quality.

    Mario was always a star and I had high hopes when he used to say that he thought Marco could cut it in F1.

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 21:06

    i think you have to make some sacrifices to do what you love. if you're travelling europe following F3 and doing awesome things, something else has to give. just the way of the world.

    True, but that isn't the point I was making.

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 21:06

    Marco announced to the world that he didn't have a f******* clue. This came as a surprise to no-one

    "Marco Andretti Long Beach" top result YouTube

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)19/04/2011 at 21:07

    Mario was always a star and I had high hopes when he used to say that he thought Marco could cut it in F1.

    I thought "Don't make me laugh" when I heard that. Marco got his clock cleaned in A1 GP.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 21:08

    True, but that isn't the point I was making.

    in that case, i'm not sure what it is?

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)19/04/2011 at 21:08

    I thought "Don't make me laugh" when I heard that. Marco got his clock cleaned in A1 GP.

    I meant I laughed at Mario, not you! :-)

  • David Camp19/04/2011 at 21:09

    Mario was always a star and I had high hopes when he used to say that he thought Marco could cut it in F1.

    In any form of racing luck and skill need to come together to create a result. In my opinion he's never had much luck which sometimes says more about the driver than those around him. I have felt that at times he's showed immense skill. The last 2 years in Alabama he's been terrific. I suppose I feel he could be Indycar's Adrian Sutil.

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 21:10

    I thought "Don't make me laugh" when I heard that. Marco got his clock cleaned in A1 GP.

    Not to defend him but I thought he was getting better in A1GP and he seemed to go okay at Sebring for the AGR LMP team they had. But I think Jani and Prost (the younger) showed him the way at Le Mans when they shared a car.

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 21:10

    I meant I laughed at Mario, not you! :-)

    I understood

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 21:11

    Marco needs to get out of Daddy's team though - I don't think he'll ever be considered a threat as longer as he's under Michael's roof

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)19/04/2011 at 21:15

    Not to defend him but I thought he was getting better in A1GP and he seemed to go okay at Sebring for the AGR LMP team they had. But I think Jani and Prost (the younger) showed him the way at Le Mans when they shared a car.

    Quoth Jackie Stewart: "...sports cars, where not everybody goes fast ..."

  • David Camp19/04/2011 at 21:16

    Has Rosberg declaring DRS being the greatest rule change ever been a topic of conversation already today?

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 21:17

    Ping: http://mrschristine.com/2011/04/19/film-watch-129-easy-a/

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 21:18

    Has Rosberg declaring DRS being the greatest rule change ever been a topic of conversation already today?

    Haven't seen it mentioned. I saw it on Autosport earlier along with Flavio declaring the new rules a success

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90883

  • David Camp19/04/2011 at 21:20

    Haven't seen it mentioned. I saw it on Autosport earlier along with Flavio declaring the new rules a success

    Correction he said it was the greatest idea ever. To me who knows maybe it is but it seemed a rather bold statement to say 3 races into the season. I've loved the races this year but feel the excitement has come more from the tires than anything.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 21:22

    Correction he said it was the greatest idea ever. To me who knows maybe it is but it seemed a rather bold statement to say 3 races into the season. I've loved the races this year but feel the excitement has come more from the tires than anything.

    i wonder what the greatest rule change is? any takers?

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 21:22

    i wonder what the greatest rule change is? any takers?

    We did that on a sidepodpanel

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)19/04/2011 at 21:23

    Correction he said it was the greatest idea ever. ...

    Over time I've learned not to put much stock in early-season statement. Last year after Bahrain inflamatory statements were flying, it was like a lynch mob. And it turned good in the end.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 21:23

    We did that on a sidepodpanel

    oooh. what did we conclude?

  • David Camp19/04/2011 at 21:24

    Over time I've learned not to put much stock in early-season statement. Last year after Bahrain inflamatory statements were flying, it was like a lynch mob. And it turned good in the end.

    I suppose more than anything it more surprises me that Nico Rosberg is the source. I don't generally feel his horn toots too loudly.

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2011 at 21:24

    We did that on a sidepodpanel

    oooh. what did we conclude?

    The rule that said that Sidepodcast had to cover F1 and wasn't allowed to stop?

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 21:25

    The rule that said that Sidepodcast had to cover F1 and wasn't allowed to stop?

    oh sh......

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 21:25

    i wonder what the greatest rule change is? any takers?

    Tub impact protection.

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)19/04/2011 at 21:27

    I suppose more than anything it more surprises me that Nico Rosberg is the source. I don't generally feel his horn toots too loudly.

    As I've said before, he ain't his dad.

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 21:28

    As I've said before, he ain't his dad.

    Good lord, could you imagine Nico with Keke's moustache....?

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 21:28

    oooh. what did we conclude?

    I have no idea

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)19/04/2011 at 21:29

    Good lord, could you imagine Nico with Keke's moustache....?

    Then people'd stop mistaking him for L. Di Caprio.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 21:30

    Then people'd stop mistaking him for L. Di Caprio.

    sure?

    http://chicago.metromix.com/content_image/full/844752/560/370

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 21:31

    Then people'd stop mistaking him for L. Di Caprio.

    Yeah, we'd mistake him for Burt Reynolds instead

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2011 at 21:31

    How about this one 6.1:

    The Formula One World Championship driver's title will be awarded to the driver who has scored the highest number of points, taking into consideration all the results obtained during the Events which have

    actually taken place.

    I feel that the FIA has really gone out on a limb by insisting that only points from events that have actually taken place be included. I mean you may scoff but that rule has really really changed F1 over the years why a lot of fans in arm chairs would have legitimately won championships if it hadn't been for this rule. FACT! ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 21:31

    sure?

    chicago.metromix.…ll/844752/560/370

    :D

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2011 at 21:32

    If you don't believe that is the actual rule... check here: http://argent.fia.com/web/fia-public.nsf/2E91C936598568EEC1257870003A2BAC/$FILE/1-2011 SPORTING REGULATIONS 08-03-2011.pdf

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 21:32

    I feel that the FIA has really gone out on a limb by insisting that only points from events that have actually taken place be included. I mean you may scoff but that rule has really really changed F1 over the years why a lot of fans in arm chairs would have legitimately won championships if it hadn't been for this rule. FACT! ;)

    Prost was so robbed in '88

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 21:32

    The Formula One World Championship driver's title will be awarded to the driver who has scored the highest number of points, taking into consideration all the results obtained during the Events which have actually taken place.

    heheeheh!

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2011 at 21:32

    ooops: here

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 21:33

    If you don't believe that is the actual rule... check here: argent.fia.com/we…2BAC/$FILE/1-2011 SPORTING REGULATIONS 08-03-2011.pdf

    yes, but that wording harks back to when not all Grand Prix counted to points

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 21:34

    The Formula One World Championship driver's title will be awarded to the driver who has scored the highest number of points, taking into consideration all the results obtained during the Events which have actually taken place.

    You mean that race I dreamt up where Petrov won doesn't count? Shocked.

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 21:34

    Prost was so robbed in '88

    I am not getting into that discussion again. There have been some very odd points dropping systems in F1

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 21:34

    The Formula One World Championship driver's title will be awarded to the driver who has scored the highest number of points, taking into consideration all the results obtained during the Events which have actually taken place.

    You mean that race I dreamt up where Petrov won doesn't count? Shocked.

    clearly the FIA anticipated christine's rankings.

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 21:34

    You mean that race I dreamt up where Petrov won doesn't count? Shocked.

    Only if you can convince everyone it actually happened

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 21:35

    I am not getting into that discussion again. There have been some very odd points dropping systems in F1

    :)

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 21:38

    Early tiredness, I blame a mild cold. I think I need to veg on the sofa and watch something so I shall see you tomorrow I reckon. How to choose.. BSG or a race of something..

  • David Camp19/04/2011 at 21:39

    Peace out and feel better Pat!

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 21:40

    Early tiredness, I blame a mild cold. I think I need to veg on the sofa and watch something so I shall see you tomorrow I reckon. How to choose.. BSG or a race of something..

    Ah BSG, another one soon to drop off the ever growing list

    Evening all

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 21:41

    Ah BSG, another one soon to drop off the ever growing list

    Re-watching S1 before I hit the others (all in a boxset I own) but it is taking a while because LoveFilm keep sending me other things :)

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 21:41

    Peace out and feel better Pat!

    thanks

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 21:42

    Re-watching S1 before I hit the others (all in a boxset I own) but it is taking a while because LoveFilm keep sending me other things :)

    And there's a pre-S1 mini-series too, apparently

  • Anthony (PTaruffi)19/04/2011 at 21:43

    Evening all

    Hi Bassano. Did you see the A.J. video I sent?

  • Pat W19/04/2011 at 21:43

    And there's a pre-S1 mini-series too, apparently

    yes, very good, recommend watching in one go (which is what the DVD is set to do anyway)

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 21:44

    finally, finally got around to reading the daily. very bad mr c.

    have to ask, have air asia gone competition crazy? they're out red bull'ing red bull. next they'll be inventing a sport.... probably featuring planes.

    The AirAsia No Pro Tour is all about giving everyday surfers a chance to surf some of the world's best breaks!

  • Alex Andronov19/04/2011 at 21:44

    You mean that race I dreamt up where Petrov won doesn't count? Shocked.

    I remember that one. Wasn't it the one where Massa was on the podium too and then Rob Smedley was there as the team guy and everyone was confused because Massa hadn't won he'd only come third after second placed man Franck but it turned out that Rob actually was the race engineer for all three because he was so awesome?

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 21:47

    Hi Bassano. Did you see the A.J. video I sent?

    It's queued up on my list of tabs, thanks

    The Internet needs to stop being so prolific for a short while :)

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 21:48

    have to ask, have air asia gone competition crazy? they're out red bull'ing red bull. next they'll be inventing a sport.... probably featuring planes.

    Best Air Asia competition of the year competition?

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 21:50

    Hi Bassano. Did you see the A.J. video I sent?

    You should submit that as a guest post by the way, the build up sounds great!

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 21:51

    Ping for Mr C

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/the-end-of-qualifying

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 21:51

    Ping for Mr C

    omg huuuuuge hugs!

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 21:53

    Ping for Mr C

    sidepodcast.com/p…end-of-qualifying

    I can't see the excerpt box but that may be because I forgot about it till I posted

  • David Camp19/04/2011 at 22:00

    I feel like I remain in the 1800's what is ping and how do you use it?

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:04

    I feel like I remain in the 1800's what is ping and how do you use it?

    Any time someone wants to announce a new blog post they ping it by putting ping at the start of their comment. Nothing high tech about it but it means if someone wants to find new blog posts they just need to search for the word ping

  • David Camp19/04/2011 at 22:04

    Any time someone wants to announce a new blog post they ping it by putting ping at the start of their comment. Nothing high tech about it but it means if someone wants to find new blog posts they just need to search for the word ping

    Sweetness thanks!

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 22:05

    I can't see the excerpt box but that may be because I forgot about it till I posted

    you can just go back and add it anytime you like. if i add it for you, you'll be locked out forever.

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:05

    I feel like I remain in the 1800's what is ping and how do you use it?

    First, you need some pixie dust at the bottom of a rainbow...

    Nah, it's just a new post notification :)

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 22:06

    I remember that one. Wasn't it the one where Massa was on the podium too and then Rob Smedley was there as the team guy and everyone was confused because Massa hadn't won he'd only come third after second placed man Franck but it turned out that Rob actually was the race engineer for all three because he was so awesome?

    That is the one. You saw it too!

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:07

    you can just go back and add it anytime you like. if i add it for you, you'll be locked out forever.

    But there is no excerpt box.I am happy for you to add it

  • Christine19/04/2011 at 22:07

    Any time someone wants to announce a new blog post they ping it by putting ping at the start of their comment. Nothing high tech about it but it means if someone wants to find new blog posts they just need to search for the word ping

    Sometimes I put pingle just for fun.

  • David Camp19/04/2011 at 22:08

    My random thought of the day that i've been hiding deep down inside for far too long is do you think that Petrov holding off Alonso in Abu Dhabi had any extra motivation from when Alonso muscled Petrov out of the way at Turkey last year shredding Vitaly's tire and race in his young career. It stuck out to me and wondered if it made a mark on anyone else?

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 22:09

    But there is no excerpt box.I am happy for you to add it

    is there not one, just beneath the main post content box? you can minimise or move it around, maybe it wandered off.

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:10

    is there not one, just beneath the main post content box? you can minimise or move it around, maybe it wandered off.

    I know where it normally is but it is not there. I don't know if it was there before I originally posted

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:10

    My random thought of the day that i've been hiding deep down inside for far too long is do you think that Petrov holding off Alonso in Abu Dhabi had any extra motivation from when Alonso muscled Petrov out of the way at Turkey last year shredding Vitaly's tire and race in his young career. It stuck out to me and wondered if it made a mark on anyone else?

    I think Petrov was protecting his job and making a point

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 22:10

    this is a bit like reading morse code, but i think it's the coolest f1 data i've seen in a while: http://www.flickr.com/photos/psychemedia/5635540605/

    (labels coming soon)

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 22:11

    I know where it normally is but it is not there. I don't know if it was there before I originally posted

    you'll have to write another post, just to be sure :)

    i shall fix.

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:12

    this is a bit like reading morse code, but i think it's the coolest f1 data i've seen in a while: www.flickr.com/ph…media/5635540605/

    That would look great blown up and framed on a wall

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:13

    you'll have to write another post, just to be sure :)

    Just set up a dummy post and no excerpt box

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 22:15

    Just set up a dummy post and no excerpt box

    can you email me a screenshot when you get a moment, that's very odd.

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:20

    can you email me a screenshot when you get a moment, that's very odd.

    Done

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:22

    this is a bit like reading morse code, but i think it's the coolest f1 data i've seen in a while: www.flickr.com/ph…media/5635540605/

    That looks like Braille sheet music

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:22

    can you email me a screenshot when you get a moment, that's very odd.

    Done

    There is absolutely nothing below the main text box until the grey bar at the bottom of the page/screen

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:23

    Didn't someone else have this same problem a few days ago. I think Lou but I could be wrong

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:25

    Didn't someone else have this same problem a few days ago. I think Lou but I could be wrong

    Daily post access looks like seeing the ring of mordor for the first time, there's no turning back and eventually you'll turn to wordpress

    :)

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 22:26

    Didn't someone else have this same problem a few days ago. I think Lou but I could be wrong

    didn't see anything, but next time someone asks, you're the expert. complete news to me you could even remove them.

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:27

    didn't see anything, but next time someone asks, you're the expert. complete news to me you could even remove them.

    I have one of those vague memory things again

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:27

    didn't see anything, but next time someone asks, you're the expert. complete news to me you could even remove them.

    Ask SU, I bet she knows.

    "Why are you removing that Steven, I cannot allow it"

    SentientSidepodcast

  • Kathi19/04/2011 at 22:28

    Didn't someone else have this same problem a few days ago. I think Lou but I could be wrong

    I think it was Alex

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:30

    SentientSidepodcast

    :D

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:30

    I think it was Alex

    Thanks Kathi

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:31

    Are You back in Finland Kathi or still in Iceland?

  • Kathi19/04/2011 at 22:33

    Are You back in Finland Kathi or still in Iceland?

    Still in Iceland and probably at least until October.

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:34

    SentientSidepodcast

    :D

    Don't laugh

    SU is watching!

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:35

    Still in Iceland and probably at least until October.

    I thought you were just working there for a holiday period but it seems you have practically moved

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:35

    SU is watching!

    And will act on what she sees

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:36

    Still in Iceland and probably at least until October.

    Have a glass or two of the black death for me please :)

    [or was that Finnish? Regardless, it was good stuff!]

  • Kathi19/04/2011 at 22:37

    I thought you were just working there for a holiday period but it seems you have practically moved

    I'm not supposed to be here. I am supposed to be in Finland and finally finally graduate. I doubt that will ever happen though #Kathifail

  • Kathi19/04/2011 at 22:38

    Have a glass or two of the black death for me please :)

    hehe. It was Icelandic. The black stuff was Finnish

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:38

    I'm not supposed to be here. I am supposed to be in Finland and finally finally graduate. I doubt that will ever happen though #Kathifail

    I am sure you will make it back to Finland to graduate when it is the right thing for you to do

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:38

    I'm not supposed to be here. I am supposed to be in Finland and finally finally graduate. I doubt that will ever happen though #Kathifail

    Ah, you will

    Some thought Kimi would never do it

    Channel the power of Finns!

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:39

    Have a glass or two of the black death for me please :)

    hehe. It was Icelandic. The black stuff was Finnish

    Ok, either then

    But the Scnapps was mighty tasty

  • Kathi19/04/2011 at 22:40

    :) Thanks guys

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:40

    *Schnapps

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 22:41

    I'm not supposed to be here. I am supposed to be in Finland and finally finally graduate. I doubt that will ever happen though #Kathifail

    i feel i've missed a whole chapter of you life somewhere?

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 22:41

    Have a glass or two of the black death for me please :)

    i've missed that too. does it have a name?

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:41

    i feel i've missed a whole chapter of you life somewhere?

    I feel the same. I seem to have been missing Kathi for ages. Probably here at different times

  • Kai19/04/2011 at 22:44

    Styrofoam packing peanuts are the devil's plaything.

    I am still cleaning them out of my newly cleaned out garage.

    Hello everybody,

    *nods to SU*

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 22:45

    *nods to SU*

    hehe

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:45

    Have a glass or two of the black death for me please :)

    i've missed that too. does it have a name?

    Even better, pic tweeted

  • Kathi19/04/2011 at 22:45

    i've missed that too. does it have a name?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brennivín

  • Kathi19/04/2011 at 22:45

    i feel i've missed a whole chapter of you life somewhere?

    it's not a very interesting chapter. I'm failing my courses at uni so I decided to go to Iceland instead to look after 932 sheep for minimum wage.

  • Kai19/04/2011 at 22:46

    hehe

    She deserves respect, she watches everything we do, and is a fan of it all, apparently.

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 22:46

    She deserves respect, she watches everything we do, and is a fan of it all, apparently.

    heh

  • Kai19/04/2011 at 22:46

    it's not a very interesting chapter. I'm failing my courses at uni so I decided to go to Iceland instead to look after 932 sheep for minimum wage.

    Not a sentence I ever thought I would read.

    Wow, what an interesting life!

  • Kathi19/04/2011 at 22:46

    I feel the same. I seem to have been missing Kathi for ages. Probably here at different times

    I'm almost always here - just don't have much to say

  • Kai19/04/2011 at 22:47

    I'm almost always here - just don't have much to say

    Alright Kathi, fess up. Are you actually SU?

  • Kathi19/04/2011 at 22:47

    Wow, what an interesting life!

    That's one way to look at it

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 22:48

    Not a sentence I ever thought I would read.

    me neither.

    Wow, what an interesting life!

    seconded. can we pass a motion to require kathi to blog?

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:48

    i've missed that too. does it have a name?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brennivín

    http://twitpic.com/4myk0r

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:48

    it's not a very interesting chapter. I'm failing my courses at uni so I decided to go to Iceland instead to look after 932 sheep for minimum wage.

    I thought you were back at your hotel job. How do you stay awake counting all those sheep?

  • Kai19/04/2011 at 22:49

    seconded. can we pass a motion to require kathi to blog?

    I second that emotion. I'd love to know more about your life. I am especially interested with my Swedish and Finnish heritage, I have such an affinity for Scandinavia and I'd love to learn more about day to day stuff. I've been to Sweden 3 times, but not to Finland yet.

  • Steven Roy19/04/2011 at 22:49

    I'm almost always here - just don't have much to say

    Kathi I think you are more interesting than you think

  • Kai19/04/2011 at 22:49

    Kathi I think you are more interesting than you think

    That's for sure.

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:50

    Hello everybody,

    Hey Kai

    I'm almost always here - just don't have much to say

    I disagree, I think you just choose your moments :)

  • Kai19/04/2011 at 22:51

    We could do a sidepodmeetup in Finland! Where they have the best internet!

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:51

    I'm almost always here - just don't have much to say

    Kathi I think you are more interesting than you think

    Who else brings vodka sweets to a GP?

    [hearts]

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:52

    We could do a sidepodmeetup in Finland! Where they have the best internet!

    Jeepers, I'd have to sell a kidney and I think I might need full use whilst there

    #dilemmas

  • Kathi19/04/2011 at 22:53

    I disagree, I think you just choose your moments :)

    e.g. from the backseats of cars. Sorry about that (again)

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:53

    I disagree, I think you just choose your moments :)

    e.g. from the backseats of cars. Sorry about that (again)

    #BackseatDrivers

  • Kai19/04/2011 at 22:53

    Jeepers, I'd have to sell a kidney and I think I might need full use whilst there

    :)

    We can have it as a goal...long term...

    And see the rally when we're there.

    #agirlcandream

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:54

    We can have it as a goal...long term...

    #agirlcandream

    You've sown a seed now...

    When's the Rally of Finland?

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:55

    e.g. from the backseats of cars. Sorry about that (again)

    It was funny though :)

  • Kathi19/04/2011 at 22:55

    When's the Rally of Finland?

    End of July

  • Kai19/04/2011 at 22:55

    End of July

    interesting....

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:56

    We can have it as a goal...long term...

    Just so we're clear, 'long term' means not till next year, right?

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:56

    End of July

    interesting....

    I can hear the cogs turning

  • Kathi19/04/2011 at 22:56

    i've missed that too. does it have a name?

    This is the other black stuff I was talking about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmiakki_Koskenkorva

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/04/2011 at 22:57

    :(

    BBC Online have put together a nice tribute collection for Elisabeth Sladen

    http://www.youtube.com/user/BBCClassicDoctorWho#p/c/F41B112E721F7343/6/Gr_iw658JGM

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:57

    This is the other black stuff I was talking about: en.wikipedia.org/…iakki_Koskenkorva

    Black Finnish Sambucca-esque

  • Kai19/04/2011 at 22:57

    I can hear the cogs turning

    hehehhee

    Yeah, they're a little squeaky these days...

    Well, I've always wanted to go Finland, I've always wanted to see a rally race...

    And I've always wanted to have unlimited funds.

  • Kai19/04/2011 at 22:59

    Just so we're clear, 'long term' means not till next year, right?

    Most likely, I mean if none of you can be there, then it's not much of a meetup. It's more like Kai Goes on a Trip. Not the same.

    Plus, if I go to the UK in June, that's all she wrote for travel $$ for a while.

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 22:59

    For those who missed Palm Sunday: http://twitpic.com/4mks7n

  • Kai19/04/2011 at 23:00

    Plus, if I go to the UK in June, that's all she wrote for travel $$ for a while.

    But I am starting my own business, so....maybe the cash will be rolling right on in. :)

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 23:00

    Plus, if I go to the UK in June, that's all she wrote for travel $$ for a while.

    when in june? because there's the FoS at the end of the month.

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 23:00

    Plus, if I go to the UK in June, that's all she wrote for travel $$ for a while.

    We need to be better kidnappers

    [did I say that out loud?]

  • Kathi19/04/2011 at 23:00

    When's the Rally of Finland?

    End of July

    http://www.nesteoilrallyfinland.fi/en/

  • Kai19/04/2011 at 23:00

    We need to be better kidnappers

    hehe

    No, in fact, you were so good I didn't even know I got kidnapped!

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 23:01

    Most likely, I mean if none of you can be there, then it's not much of a meetup. It's more like Kai Goes on a Trip. Not the same.

    Kaissano Tours needs to get into action real quick and show these people how it's done ;)

  • Kai19/04/2011 at 23:01

    when in june? because there's the FoS at the end of the month.

    Well, I need to see about plans in the next few days. I am looking at leaving here around the 29th or so, but I have to see about prices and SPC people's availability.

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 23:02

    Well, I need to see about plans in the next few days. I am looking at leaving here around the 29th or so, but I have to see about prices and SPC people's availability.

    If you fly it, they will come

  • Kai19/04/2011 at 23:02

    Kaissano Tours needs to get into action real quick and show these people how it's done ;)

    Kaissano!!! Yes! :lol:

    Oh, we could book this tonight if we needed to. Puhlease! ;)

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 23:03

    If you fly it, they will come

    *he

  • Mr C19/04/2011 at 23:04

    Well, I need to see about plans in the next few days. I am looking at leaving here around the 29th or so, but I have to see about prices and SPC people's availability.

    http://www.goodwood.co.uk/festival-of-speed/welcome.aspx

  • Kai19/04/2011 at 23:07

    So I can come over on June 29th and stay for a week in and around London, then maybe go to Ireland or Scotland. I have to look into this in real money terms, seeing as I have to pay with crappy little sad dollars.

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 23:09

    Oh, we could book this tonight if we needed to. Puhlease! ;)

    I was in the pub earlier and my alarm goes off in under 5 hours.

    You think?

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 23:11

    I was in the pub earlier and my alarm goes off in under 5 hours.

    And all I can think of is Rally Finland and not blowing Mr C's mind ;)

  • Kai19/04/2011 at 23:12

    And all I can think of is Rally Finland and not blowing Mr C's mind ;)

    :)

    But it's UK or Finland for me, not both this year.

  • Alianora La Canta19/04/2011 at 23:13

    Prost was so robbed in '88

    That's funny - I've just read that chapter in the "Grand Prix Showdown" book I borrowed from the library.

  • Bassano19/04/2011 at 23:15

    But it's UK or Finland for me, not both this year.

    No, one day in Finland is the equivalent to 3 in the UK [at least] in dollar terms

  • Alex Andronov20/04/2011 at 06:12

    I think it was Alex

    Thanks Kathi

    it was me!