It is Friday at last, and we have reached the end of another week - almost ready to go headlong into the weekend. There's no racing this time round, but I'm sure we can find plenty to keep us amused. To get us off to a good start, here are some of the things we're talking about:

  • Lukeh pointed out the first in the latest series from F1.com, in which Vettel answers some probing questions. We're curious what happened in testing to get Seb so worked up, but it doesn't look like he'll be telling us any time soon.
  • Jim wrote us an excellent guest post discussing his first lap around the Hockenheimring. It's a good insight into how it feels to drive where the professionals have been before and still return to today.
  • Manipe has asked the question: how much overtaking do you want in F1? It's a topic we've touched upon many times, and particularly when there are dull races in our recent memories. There were some moves in Bahrain, but was it enough? And how far to the other extreme could we go? Don't make me mention Mr C watching NASCAR again.
  • Also a quick note, as spotted by RG, the future of the Italian GP seems to be on a much more secure footing than we've seen in a long while. Monza should be on the calendar until 2016!

That'll do it for now, I reckon. Just time for a quick happy birthday to Pat, who I think is off in sunny Spain at the moment. Happy birthday! Let us know what you have planned today and this weekend, and as ever, I'll see you in the comments.

495 responses

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 00:50

    Elias Skaff, does the name mean anything to anyone?

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 00:54

    Elias Skaff, does the name mean anything to anyone?

    Never heard of him

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 00:55

    Elias Skaff, does the name mean anything to anyone?

    Never heard of him

    According to wikipedia he is a Lebanese politician

    http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elias_Skaff

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 00:56

    Never heard of him

    He's following me on Twitter which under normal circumstances wouldn't bother me, but I recognise the name, but he's protected his tweets, so I don't know who he is!

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 00:56

    According to wikipedia he is a Lebanese politician

    http://twitter.com/eskaff

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 00:57

    According to wikipedia he is a Lebanese politician

    http://twitter.com/eskaff

    Let me try something

  • Amy19/03/2010 at 01:02

    grr

  • me19/03/2010 at 01:02

    check this out, tony has done a fine job of manipulating the live data mclaren sent out on sunday: http://ouseful.wordpress.com/2010/03/19/f1-data-junkie-getting-started/

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 01:03

    grr

    Hi?

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:04

    According to wikipedia he is a Lebanese politician

    http://twitter.com/eskaff

    Let me try something

    That latitude and longitude could well be in the area of Lebanon assuming the North/South and East/West go that way

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:05

    grr

    What's up

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 01:06

    That latitude and longitude could well be in the area of Lebanon assuming the North/South and East/West go that way

    oh ok. how odd then. Clearly the Lebanese politician has an interest in the Feeder Series!

  • Amy19/03/2010 at 01:06

    turns out new phone is great for everything except web browsing. The woozwoozilywoozily

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:07

    oh ok. how odd then. Clearly the Lebanese politician has an interest in the Feeder Series!

    There are 4 options where those numbers take you and two of them are mid Atlantic

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:07

    turns out new phone is great for everything except web browsing. The woozwoozilywoozily

    That's not so good.

  • me19/03/2010 at 01:10

    no idea what this will do to the rankings? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gkoKeNS6co

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 01:13

    no idea what this will do to the rankings? http://www.you...m/watch?v=-gkoKeNS6co

    It's definitely better than working in a bank....

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 01:13

    no idea what this will do to the rankings? http://www.you...m/watch?v=-gkoKeNS6co

    oooh have you not heard the track? it was floating around last week

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:13

    I had no idea F1 teams used stereo lithography. That is proper sci fi. I love that process

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 01:14

    4od to the rescue! There's some very odd stuff on there.....

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:15

    4od to the rescue! There's some very odd stuff on there.....

    The good thing about 4 OD is stuff doesn't disappear after a week

  • Amy19/03/2010 at 01:16

    Right i think i have found a browser that will let me comment. Stupid phone. Might have to take 2 phones to the track as the 8 pages of people on the support forums with the same problem tell me that nokia wont be fixing it anytime soon.

  • me19/03/2010 at 01:17

    It's definitely better than working in a bank....

    :)

  • me19/03/2010 at 01:17

    oooh have you not heard the track? it was floating around last week

    nope, news to me.

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 01:17

    I've settled on something about "baby bible bashers" i'd say that's about as odd as it comes :P

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:18

    I've settled on something about "baby bible bashers" i'd say that's about as odd as it comes :P

    I remember that. It's about American TV evangisilsts who are children. Really weird

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 01:18

    nope, news to me.

    i shall go find

  • me19/03/2010 at 01:19

    I had no idea F1 teams used stereo lithography. That is proper sci fi. I love that process

    red bull had... several machines doing that in 2008, we weren't allowed to photograph them though.

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 01:19

    i shall go find

    http://soundcloud.com/isaac-domenek/j-alguersuari-i-domenek-formula-sessions-vol1

    enjoy!

  • me19/03/2010 at 01:19

    http://soundcl...formula-sessions-vol1

    ooooh, he's using soundcloud? coool!

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:19

    red bull had... several machines doing that in 2008, we weren't allowed to photograph them though.

    Just seen it on one of the videos on the post you linked to.

  • me19/03/2010 at 01:21

    Just seen it on one of the videos on the post you linked to.

    no so secret then!

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 01:22

    I remember that. It's about American TV evangisilsts who are children. Really weird

    Indeed it is....

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:22

    no so secret then!

    The process is not secret but maybe what they were making when you were there was. Either that or they are only showing the old one here

  • me19/03/2010 at 01:23

    The process is not secret but maybe what they were making when you were there was. Either that or they are only showing the old one here

    how many mins into the vid?

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:23

    Indeed it is....

    Wonder how many of them were at their parent's shotgun weddings?

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:23

    how many mins into the vid?

    I don't know it's finished now. Let me check

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 01:24

    Wonder how many of them were at their parent's shotgun weddings?

    :D

  • me19/03/2010 at 01:24

    I don't know it's finished now. Let me check

    i have it, it's the same machine we saw.

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:24

    how many mins into the vid?

    2 min 20 ish on the first vid

  • me19/03/2010 at 01:25

    i have it, it's the same machine we saw.

    although i think they had x4 back then.

    what was very interesting was the discussion about them taking the machine into the pits, and building new parts in the garage. someone breaks a wing, build a new one overnight.

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:28

    what was very interesting was the discussion about them taking the machine into the pits, and building new parts in the garage. someone breaks a wing, build a new one overnight.

    I had no idea that the resin was that good. I know a mate's company uses it for prototypes and he is always saying how fragile parts made of it are but he is making very thin structures and flexing them a lot more than anything an F1 team would use.

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:29

    Must be a nice little business in that for someone. Follow the F1 circus and offer a sub-contract stereo lithography service to save the teams all shipping equipment

  • me19/03/2010 at 01:30

    I had no idea that the resin was that good. I know a mate's company uses it for prototypes and he is always saying how fragile parts made of it are but he is making very thin structures and flexing them a lot more than anything an F1 team would use.

    the issue seemed to be (and don't quote me, because i don't even remember what i learned last week let alone in 2008), that the machines don't scale. so you can only create, say, a steering wheel sized object, nothing bigger.

  • me19/03/2010 at 01:32

    Must be a nice little business in that for someone. Follow the F1 circus and offer a sub-contract stereo lithography service to save the teams all shipping equipment

    it's the kind of thing nick wirth could've done with during testing :)

  • me19/03/2010 at 01:33

    anyhow. i must sleep.

    until the morn peeps.

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:35

    it's the kind of thing nick wirth could've done with during testing :)

    :D

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:35

    anyhow. i must sleep.

    Good night

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 01:35

    Night Mr C

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 01:36

    I remember that. It's about American TV evangisilsts who are children. Really weird

    The merchandise is definitely the most terrifying thing!

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:37

    The merchandise is definitely the most terrifying thing!

    You don't think adults tuning in so that children can tell them how to live their lives is scarier? Or parents bringing kids up like that?

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 01:39

    You don't think adults tuning in so that children can tell them how to live their lives is scarier? Or parents bringing kids up like that?

    Oh yeah definitely. One of them is a properly ordained minister. His parents are in his congregation but they still have to discipline him at home if he won't do his homework....

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 01:41

    Oh yeah definitely. One of them is a properly ordained minister. His parents are in his congregation but they still have to discipline him at home if he won't do his homework....

    What a bunch of screwed up people

  • Jim Newman19/03/2010 at 01:50

    I have to go squish my cat now, she just peepee'ed on my backpack. I'd had that thing for over 10 years (the pack, not the cat) and now it's ruined =/

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 01:52

    I have to go squish my cat now, she just peepee'ed on my backpack. I'd had that thing for over 10 years (the pack, not the cat) and now it's ruined =/

    This is why Nick isn't allowed a cat! A duck would never make that kind of mess....

  • Jim Newman19/03/2010 at 01:54

    This is why Nick isn't allowed a cat! A duck would never make that kind of mess....

    Bodybag is usually a good cat, but you have to watch leaving luggage around. Something about it makes her go crazy to wiz on it. Go figure...

  • Bert19/03/2010 at 02:46

    So JV did a not-too-bad job on 5-live. Anyone know where I could find an archive somewhere?

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 02:48

    So JV did a not-too-bad job on 5-live. Anyone know where I could find an archive somewhere?

    It's geo-locked

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00rd7tm/5_live_Formula_1_2010_Bahrain_Grand_Prix/

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 02:49

    It's geo-locked

    And it will disappear at the weekend as the BBC only leave programs online for a week

  • Bert19/03/2010 at 02:50

    It's geo-locked

    Thanks... Seems I am in the correct geo! Eh!

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 02:52

    Thanks... Seems I am in the correct geo! Eh!

    I haven't listened to it myself but people seem to have liked him. Even people who were not fans of his

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 02:53

    I haven't listened to it myself but people seem to have liked him. Even people who were not fans of his

    He was cute. I mainly enjoy it because of my sole piece of JV related knowledge though..... :P

  • Bert19/03/2010 at 02:54

    I just got through the recent podcast, and being of the same thinking as Mr. C, I thought I woudl try to hunt it out.

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 02:55

    He was cute. I mainly enjoy it because of my sole piece of JV related knowledge though..... :P

    How can he be cute on radio?

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 02:57

    How can he be cute on radio?

    Awww you completely can be!

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 02:58

    Would you believe I am watching an episode of Pointless that I missed

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 02:58

    Would you believe I am watching an episode of Pointless that I missed

    Steven!!

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 02:58

    Steven!!

    Yes?

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 02:59

    Yes?

    I'm shocked! That's all.

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 02:59

    I'm shocked! That's all.

    How can you be shocked?

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 03:00

    How can you be shocked?

    I think you've lost your position as my pointless friend :(

    I already warned Nick that he was going to have to watch it when he was here....

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 03:02

    I think you've lost your position as my pointless friend :(

    I am confused. How did that happen?

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 03:02

    I am confused. How did that happen?

    You missed an episode!?!

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 03:03

    You missed an episode!?!

    I only found out it was back on when you told me a couple of days ago so I missed more than one

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 03:04

    I only found out it was back on when you told me a couple of days ago so I missed more than one

    Ah I might let you away with that then.

    I'm now watching a shock-doc about the Atkins diet....

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 03:05

    I'm now watching a shock-doc about the Atkins diet....

    That doesn't sound like much fun.

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 03:06

    That doesn't sound like much fun.

    I love stuff like that. People are so hilariously reactionary. Their misuse of figures amuses me as well.

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 03:08

    It's making me really hungry though. I want a banana but I ate the last one earlier...

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 03:08

    I love stuff like that. People are so hilariously reactionary. Their misuse of figures amuses me as well.

    I can't imagine I would ever watch something like that. The whole diet industry is a con and they all lie

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 03:10

    I can't imagine I would ever watch something like that. The whole diet industry is a con and they all lie

    I've never been on a diet in that sense. If I were to say I was "going on a diet" I'd just mean I wanted to eat less processed food and more vegetables. I don't think that's a con.

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 03:11

    I've never been on a diet in that sense. If I were to say I was "going on a diet" I'd just mean I wanted to eat less processed food and more vegetables. I don't think that's a con.

    But you are not exactly an industry. I am talking about all the books and courses etc

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 03:12

    But you are not exactly an industry. I am talking about all the books and courses etc

    Oh yeah. Anyone who thinks eating nothing but maple syrup is going to be beneficial to you in any way is off their rocker....

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 03:15

    Oh yeah. Anyone who thinks eating nothing but maple syrup is going to be beneficial to you in any way is off their rocker....

    It's like any of those faddy things. They are just a way for some con artist to make money

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 03:17

    It's like any of those faddy things. They are just a way for some con artist to make money

    Can we invent a diet and go on Dragon's Den?

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 03:18

    Can we invent a diet and go on Dragon's Den?

    They would never invest in something like that.

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 03:19

    They would never invest in something like that.

    Why? Are you suggesting they have morals? :P

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 03:21

    Why? Are you suggesting they have morals? :P

    They are like your religious friends they like to be seen to have morals. They know the risk of bad publicity if something goes wrong with a diet

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 03:40

    Bed time for me.

    Good night

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 03:54

    Night Steven

  • RubberGoat19/03/2010 at 07:15

    Morning :D

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 07:35

    Psssst. It's Pats Birthday today.

  • James19/03/2010 at 07:43

    Don't think this had been mentioned but the choices for classic grand prix (for Australia) over on the BBC are: 1985, 1990, 1995, 2003 & 2009.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/andrewbenson/2010/03/pick_your_classic_grand_prix_r_1.html

  • RubberGoat19/03/2010 at 07:45

    Don't think this had been mentioned but the choices for classic grand prix (for Australia) over on the BBC are: 1985, 1990, 1995, 2003 & 2009.

    http://www.bbc...c_grand_prix_r_1.html

    Thanks for the heads up. Where's 1986 and 1994?

  • James19/03/2010 at 07:48

    Thanks for the heads up. Where's 1986 and 1994?

    They were picked last year ;)

    86: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7951474.stm

    94: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7960155.stm

  • Bassano19/03/2010 at 07:48

    Good morning early birds

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT!!

  • RubberGoat19/03/2010 at 07:56

    Thanks for the heads up. Where's 1986 and 1994?

    They were picked last year ;)

    86: http://news.bb...rmula_one/7951474.stm

    94: http://news.bb...rmula_one/7960155.stm

    That's alright then ;)

  • F1Wolf19/03/2010 at 08:30

    Franck Montagny is the latest ex-F1 guy to sign up with the Superleague Formula series. (@adamcooperf1)

    looks like with Girondins Bordeaux

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 08:31

    Franck Montagny is the latest ex-F1 guy to sign up with the Superleague Formula series. (@adamcooperf1)

    WHAT!?

  • F1Wolf19/03/2010 at 08:35

    WHAT!?

    tweet is from Adam Cooper, not sure where he got the info from. The Bordeaux info I found on French Autoblog, the article seems to include also quote from the the club boss

    they must be new, there is no mention of that team on Superleague website yet

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 08:38

    tweet is from Adam Cooper, not sure where he got the info from. The Bordeaux info I found on French Autoblog, the article seems to include also quote from the the club boss

    Blimey.

    I don't want to follow Superleague :(

  • F1Wolf19/03/2010 at 08:40

    I don't want to follow Superleague

    just follow Franck then :-)

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 09:12

    Mr Alex is proper famous in Australia: http://www.getjealous.com/getjealous.php?action=showdiaryentry&diary_id=737546&go=alexjsnell

    Well I guess it starts yesterday when I received a twitter from @ausgrandprix asking for my e-mail. Admittedly I was bit sceptical at first, but I'm glad I did, as they turned out to be the guys who basically organise the GP here in oz!

    To cut a long story short I went to see them this morning (at the aptly named 'grand prix house') and they've offered to let me become a guest blogger on their site - sweet!

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 09:14

    Also to Doctor Who fans, I like this ten teasers post: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/s7/doctor-who/tubetalk/a209534/ten-teasers-for-matt-smiths-first-who-ep.html

    Wibbly wobbly makes a return! Woo.

    And it makes me feel better that someone independent is saying: "Matt Smith is awesome as The Doctor. He's funny, he's charming, he's clever, he is The Doctor. The episode is the perfect launch vehicle for him - daft alien threat aside - and it's both dark and comedic."

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 09:19

    For Claire fans:

    My last day in the office today before heading out to Oz on Sunday night, prepare yourselves for some serious tweeting to begin!!

    http://twitter.com/ClaireVWilliams/status/10714569484

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 09:26

    A post about Franck: http://iheartfranck.com/2010/03/19/a-superleague-debut/

    Thanks Mr Wolf :)

  • F1Wolf19/03/2010 at 09:27

    Thanks Mr Wolf

    well, I know what is expected of anybody who spots anything about Franck :-)

  • F1Wolf19/03/2010 at 09:29

    and more on the Franck and Superleague and the photo. So what is his name ? Franc or Frank ? two typos one page ...

    http://www.superleagueformula.com/superleague/News-Media/Multimedia/Photo-Gallery/Superleague-Formula/2010-Announcements/Franc-Montagny

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 09:30

    http://www.sup...ements/Franc-Montagny

    OMG. I was too distracted by the photo to notice. Another blog post coming up :)

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 09:36

    Another Franck post: http://iheartfranck.com/2010/03/19/consistency-is-the-key/

    Thanks Mr Wolf (again). :)

  • F1Wolf19/03/2010 at 09:40

    Thanks Mr Wolf (again).

    and they even have the mistake in their tags, although that can be considered consistency :-)

  • RubberGoat19/03/2010 at 09:57

    OMG!!!

    I have just made a graph where one of the axes is 'Hammer Time'!!!

  • James19/03/2010 at 10:00

    Also to Doctor Who fans, I like this ten teasers post: http://www.dig...ths-first-who-ep.html

    Wibbly wobbly makes a return! Woo.

    And it makes me feel better that someone independent is saying: "Matt Smith is awesome as The Doctor. He's funny, he's charming, he's clever, he is The Doctor. The episode is the perfect launch vehicle for him - daft alien threat aside - and it's both dark and comedic."

    David Tennant is making an appearance, although I imagine it won't be new footage.

  • Janna19/03/2010 at 10:14

    Hello all, how are we? I'm trying to avoid the Dr Who spoilers although it's really tempting to read everything that's coming out today. Saw the Dr about my knee, he thinks I've pulled a muscle so he's prescribed Ibruprofen, rest and peas. Brought my laptop home yesterday so working at home today, hopefully I can go back to work Monday.

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 10:16

    Hello all, how are we? I'm trying to avoid the Dr Who spoilers although it's really tempting to read everything that's coming out today.

    I haven't read any spoilers yet, but I don't know how long that will last!

    I like a Dr that prescribes peas, by the way.

  • RubberGoat19/03/2010 at 10:17

    Hello all, how are we? I'm trying to avoid the Dr Who spoilers although it's really tempting to read everything that's coming out today.

    I haven't read any spoilers yet, but I don't know how long that will last!

    I like a Dr that prescribes peas, by the way.

    Sounds like my Dad after Masters Football on saturdays ;)

  • Janna19/03/2010 at 10:17

    I like a Dr that prescribes peas, by the way.

    Yes, we had a conversation about peas vs hot water bottles to reduce swelling, I'm not sure the medical student who was observing thought that was the sort of thing she'd be hearing!

  • Amy19/03/2010 at 10:19

    Mr Alex is proper famous in Australia: http://www.get...46&go=alexjsnell

    I decided to tske credit for introduccing the two parties. yay for me

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 10:21

    I decided to tske credit for introduccing the two parties. yay for me

    Oooh, go Amy!

  • Amy19/03/2010 at 10:23

    Oooh, go Amy!

    that was a bit of spelling fail #stupidfridayafterworkdrinks

    but they were not following each other then I tweeted this then they tweeted that

  • Janna19/03/2010 at 10:27

    that was a bit of spelling fail #stupidfridayafterworkdrinks

    but they were not following each other then I tweeted this then they tweeted that

    Well done you. Alex has some great pictures on his blog, I especially like the ones of the cake shop. I think if that was near me I'd have to visit every day ;)

  • Amy19/03/2010 at 10:27

    Well done you. Alex has some great pictures on his blog, I especially like the ones of the cake shop. I think if that was near me I'd have to visit every day ;)

    oh my god the St Kilda cake shops are amaaaaazing. I am hoping to catch up with a friend of mine there this weekend.

  • Amy19/03/2010 at 10:45

    Red Bull have apparently made a crashing start to their Melbourne race.

    http://www.theage.com.au/sport/motorsport/webber-transport-truck-involved-in-pileup-20100319-qkyh.html?autostart=1

  • James19/03/2010 at 10:48

    I haven't read any spoilers yet, but I don't know how long that will last!

    I can't stay away from them :(

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 10:49

    I can't stay away from them :(

    Awww. It's tricky. If I find them, I usually have to read them, so I have been trying not to look :)

  • James19/03/2010 at 10:51

    Awww. It's tricky. If I find them, I usually have to read them, so I have been trying not to look :)

    Hehe. I've signed up to a forum and I seem to spend most of my time in the spoiler area. Good thing about Moffat is he tends to keep as much as possible secret.

  • me19/03/2010 at 11:13

    Mr Alex is proper famous in Australia: http://www.get...46&go=alexjsnell

    I decided to tske credit for introduccing the two parties. yay for me

    why are you not there doing the same thing?!

  • me19/03/2010 at 11:15

    superleague?

    formula?

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 11:15

    why are you not there doing the same thing?!

    Amy is not allowed to blog for anyone else until I get my guest post.

  • me19/03/2010 at 11:16

    Amy is not allowed to blog for anyone else until I get my guest post.

    ahh right.

  • RubberGoat19/03/2010 at 11:20

    superleague?

    formula?

    Haven't we discussed how it works before?

  • me19/03/2010 at 11:21

    Haven't we discussed how it works before?

    i like that you said there's more passing than in f1. that's almost enough to rebrand sidepodcast on the spot :)

  • me19/03/2010 at 11:22

    @redbullf1spy has killed the truck crash story:

    Reports of a truck crash are not true. RBR has no trucks in Oz, it was an F1 transporter involved in a small incident. Their driver's fine.

    http://twitter.com/redbullf1spy/status/10717490196

  • RubberGoat19/03/2010 at 11:22

    Haven't we discussed how it works before?

    i like that you said there's more passing than in f1. that's almost enough to rebrand sidepodcast on the spot :)

    There is though. And there's knockout races for prize money. And they're V12's with proper front and rear wings!

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 11:35

    Reports of a truck crash are not true. RBR has no trucks in Oz, it was an F1 transporter involved in a small incident. Their driver's fine.

    Is it like Alonso's plane crash?

  • me19/03/2010 at 11:36

    Is it like Alonso's plane crash?

    ...mark webber wasn't in it, it didn't crash and there was no truck.

    pretty much, yeah.

  • RubberGoat19/03/2010 at 11:39

    Is it like Alonso's plane crash?

    ...mark webber wasn't in it, it didn't crash and there was no truck.

    pretty much, yeah.

    LOLz!

  • Alex Andronov19/03/2010 at 12:05

    Morning Afternoon everyone :)

  • Alex Andronov19/03/2010 at 12:06

    TFIF (Thank Franck It's Friday)

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 12:07

    TFIF (Thank Franck It's Friday)

    Hear, hear.

  • Alex Andronov19/03/2010 at 12:18

    Hear, hear.

    It's been such a week... And there wasn't even any F1.

  • RubberGoat19/03/2010 at 12:18

    Hear, hear.

    It's been such a week... And there wasn't even any F1.

    I've been so busy that I have been running around like a maggot on a hot chop!

  • Alianora La Canta19/03/2010 at 12:21

    oh ok. how odd then. Clearly the Lebanese politician has an interest in the Feeder Series! {Comment #12}

    Maybe he's expecting a constituent to appear in one of those feeder series, in which case your blog may be the most time-efficient way for him to keep track...

  • Alianora La Canta19/03/2010 at 12:26

    I've never been on a diet in that sense. If I were to say I was "going on a diet" I'd just mean I wanted to eat less processed food and more vegetables. I don't think that's a con. {Comment #80}

    Sometimes I tell people I'm on a seafood diet. I see food and I eat it ;)

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 12:27

    How long have Facebook had an RSS of notifications?

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 12:28

    Hey, Mr C, you can be Claire's knight in shining armour: http://twitter.com/ClaireVWilliams/status/10719742981

    You're an expert at that.

  • Alianora La Canta19/03/2010 at 12:28

    Mr Alex is proper famous in Australia: http://www.get...46&go=alexjsnell {Cmment #102}

    Yay! Enjoy yourself, Alex!

  • Alianora La Canta19/03/2010 at 12:31

    @redbullf1spy has killed the truck crash story:

    Reports of a truck crash are not true. RBR has no trucks in Oz, it was an F1 transporter involved in a small incident. Their driver's fine. {Comment #132}

    How did I miss this one? I had no idea any F1-related lorry had been in an incident. Unfortunate the incident happened though :(

  • Turkey Machine19/03/2010 at 12:39

    I clicked "more" 3 times and already I'm down to where I was first thing this morning. I guess it's been a bit quiet. What's this I hear about Red Bull crashing before they're at the race track? No Renaults involved I hope...... ;)

  • Maverick19/03/2010 at 12:47

    Reports of a truck crash are not true. RBR has no trucks in Oz, it was an F1 transporter involved in a small incident. Their driver's fine. {Comment #132}

    is that a case of RBR calling a spade a spade, a transporter and transporter, a truck a truck?

  • me19/03/2010 at 13:14

    is that a case of RBR calling a spade a spade, a transporter and transporter, a truck a truck?

    i think it's a case of RBR pointing the finger at bernie, isn't it?

  • me19/03/2010 at 13:15

    Hey, Mr C, you can be Claire's knight in shining armour: http://twitter...ms/status/10719742981

    You're an expert at that.

    will do.

  • me19/03/2010 at 13:15

    will do.

    actually, there's no feed. which might prove troublesome

  • me19/03/2010 at 13:16

    TFIF (Thank Franck It's Friday)

    hehehehe

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 13:16

    actually, there's no feed. which might prove troublesome

    Oh.

    #damselfail

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 13:17

    MFC post: http://mediafuturechange.com/2010/03/19/youtube-vs-viacom-the-gloves-are-off/

  • Kathi19/03/2010 at 13:17

    actually, there's no feed. which might prove troublesome

    There is this feed: http://www.williamsf1.com/multimedia/podcasts/feed.rss

    There is just nothing in it :(

  • me19/03/2010 at 13:21

    There is this feed: http://www.wil...dia/podcasts/feed.rss

    There is just nothing in it :(

    have enquired: http://twitter.com/sidepodcast/status/10721845869

  • me19/03/2010 at 13:21

    Oh.

    #damselfail

    haha! best has tag evah.

  • me19/03/2010 at 13:23

    duly huffduffed the williams podcast: http://huffduffer.com/sidepodcast/

  • Janna19/03/2010 at 13:25

    duly huffduffed the williams podcast: http://huffduffer.com/sidepodcast/

    Thank you so much for the huffduffing it's helping me keep up :lol:

  • me19/03/2010 at 13:27

    Thank you so much for the huffduffing it's helping me keep up :lol:

    am thinking i might start using it as my sole podcast feed. i don't listen to that many, and then everyone can follow what i'm following. bit of extra effort required tho.

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 13:28

    am thinking i might start using it as my sole podcast feed. i don't listen to that many, and then everyone can follow what i'm following. bit of extra effort required tho.

    I think people would explode if I did that :)

  • me19/03/2010 at 13:28

    I think people would explode if I did that :)

    i know i would.

  • Kathi19/03/2010 at 13:29

    Thank you so much for the huffduffing it's helping me keep up :lol:

    Yes! Thank you also for the Renault one.

  • Turkey Machine19/03/2010 at 13:31

    am thinking i might start using it as my sole podcast feed. i don't listen to that many, and then everyone can follow what i'm following. bit of extra effort required tho.

    Great idea. /me keeps.

  • Janna19/03/2010 at 13:35

    am thinking i might start using it as my sole podcast feed. i don't listen to that many, and then everyone can follow what i'm following. bit of extra effort required tho.

    This would be fantastic, am sure you have plenty of spare time to allow you to put in the effort ;)

  • Janna19/03/2010 at 13:37

    I think people would explode if I did that :)

    Truer words were never commented before!

  • Jim Newman19/03/2010 at 13:40

    Morning folks.

    Seems the FIA is set to stop some diffuser changes, which will affect McLaren's ideas on a new model: http://www.crash.net/f1/news/157850/1/fia_set_to_chase_diffuser_changes.html

  • Journeyer19/03/2010 at 13:42

    Seems the FIA is set to stop some diffuser changes, which will affect McLaren's ideas on a new model: http://www.cra...diffuser_changes.html

    And the AUTOSPORT link: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82234

    Hello, folks. :)

  • Janna19/03/2010 at 13:44

    Hello Jim & Journeyer, how's things?

  • Jim Newman19/03/2010 at 13:46

    Not bad. I feel less sick today than yesterday and I should be nearly well by the time I take the grid for tomorrows event.

  • Jim Newman19/03/2010 at 13:50

    I'm also getting a free transmission tomorrow for my 2010 car I'm building =)

  • Journeyer19/03/2010 at 13:51

    Hello Jim & Journeyer, how's things?

    Good good. It's the weeeeekend! :D

  • Jeremy19/03/2010 at 13:54

    AMY!!!!

    Are you still here?

    I have just booked flights and hotel to Melbourne for the GP. I need to buy race tickets and I'm thinking Fangio stand for $399 through grandprix.com.au

    Formula1.com wants $466 but I get an official F1 lanyard, ticket holder and ear plugs.

    Should I go the new Webber stand for $299 through grandprix.com.au ?

    It's too late at night to be making these decisions, but I am getting away with doing it a week before instead of having to make commitment ages ago. Prob paying more and missing GP advantage club though

  • RubberGoat19/03/2010 at 13:58

    Hello Jim & Journeyer, how's things?

    Good good. It's the weeeeekend! :D

    Cue James Brown!

    WAAAAUW!! GOOD GOD!!!

  • Journeyer19/03/2010 at 14:04

    Cue James Brown!

    WAAAAUW!! GOOD GOD!!!

  • Journeyer19/03/2010 at 14:15

    :D

  • RubberGoat19/03/2010 at 14:36

    Bruno on Bruno! http://mantovani.zip.net/arch2010-03-01_2010-03-31.html#2010_03-19_11_26_34-100063171-0

    :D

  • Stuart C19/03/2010 at 15:06

    Afternoon all.

    Going to be in a conference call shortly with, among others, DT. Will I be able to prevent myself from slipping in the occasional GRRRRRR?

  • Maverick19/03/2010 at 15:09

    Will I be able to prevent myself from slipping in the occasional GRRRRRR?

    I sincerely hope not

  • Maverick19/03/2010 at 15:13

    seems that creating blackholes and the end of the universe are the least of the LHC's problems judging by this headline:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/large-hadron-collider/7480815/Large-Hardon-Collider-breaks-energy-record.html

    And in case they manage to correct it, here's the screendump http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/lhc-png

  • jpancoast19/03/2010 at 15:17

    seems that creating blackholes and the end of the universe are the least of the LHC's problems judging by this headline:

    http://www.tel...ks-energy-record.html

    And in case they manage to correct it, here's the screendump http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/lhc-png

    If your hadron collision lasts for more than 4 hours, consult your doctor!

  • jpancoast19/03/2010 at 15:18

    I'm also getting a free transmission tomorrow for my 2010 car I'm building =)

    what are you building?

  • Jim Newman19/03/2010 at 15:19

    what are you building?

    The MR2 is my 2010 SCCA STS car. Hopefully I can have it on the grid in April, the first event of the season, but this might be a pipedream right now.

  • Maverick19/03/2010 at 15:33

    seems that creating blackholes and the end of the universe are the least of the LHC's problems judging by this headline:

    http://www.tel...ks-energy-record.html

    And in case they manage to correct it, here's the screendump http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/lhc-png

    Boo! The spelling police corrected it

  • Alex Andronov19/03/2010 at 15:48

    So how are we all doing?

    I have left the office. Just before the rain came!

  • Alex Andronov19/03/2010 at 15:48

    Going to be in a conference call shortly with, among others, DT. Will I be able to prevent myself from slipping in the occasional GRRRRRR?

    I think you should say, "GRRRRRR, CALL YOURSELF DT? YOU HAVEN'T SAID GRRRR ONCE!!!"

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 15:49

    I have left the office. Just before the rain came!

    It's been raining for aaaages. The April Showers came a bit early.

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 15:49

    I have left the office. Just before the rain came!

    yayyy fridayyy

    So how are we all doing?

    Good! Very busy, just had a chat with a drivers manager and am looking at HD Video cameras and writing lots too!

    How are you alex?

  • Alex Andronov19/03/2010 at 15:51

    It's been raining for aaaages. The April Showers came a bit early.

    Only just started here... But now it's coming down properly. Katherine will not be pleased.. She is up in town

  • Kathi19/03/2010 at 15:51

    It's been raining for aaaages. The April Showers came a bit early.

    You shouldn't have gotten rid of your snow so early :)

  • RG19/03/2010 at 15:51

    It's been raining for aaaages. The April Showers came a bit early.

    What rain, its lovely up here..

    Hey all

  • Alex Andronov19/03/2010 at 15:52

    yayyy fridayyy

    Woo and indeed to a certain extent Hoo!

    Good! Very busy, just had a chat with a drivers manager and am looking at HD Video cameras and writing lots too!

    Sounds ace

    How are you alex?

    I am very tired after a busy week where I have done lots but more things have been generated than completed so I have the distinct and sinking sensation of being backwards from where I was.

  • Alex Andronov19/03/2010 at 15:52

    You shouldn't have gotten rid of your snow so early :)

    We think of it as liquid snow ;)

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 15:53

    I am very tired after a busy week where I have done lots but more things have been generated than completed so I have the distinct and sinking sensation of being backwards from where I was.

    booooo

  • Alex Andronov19/03/2010 at 15:55

    booooo

    I knows... But it's almost over now. Hurrah!

  • Alex Andronov19/03/2010 at 15:55

    Hey all

    Hey Mr G

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 16:10

    Hellooooo home early on a Friday night :) Always nice

    How are we?

  • Alex Andronov19/03/2010 at 16:10

    Hellooooo home early on a Friday night :) Always nice

    How are we?

    Good thanks :)

  • Alex Andronov19/03/2010 at 16:11

    I am now getting myself ready for Giggles Radio Episode H. Not, as may have been suggested by somebody - can't quite remember who ;) - Giggles Radio Episode F - Part 2...

    I know that Show I will be good, especially for Christine it has a Backstreet Boys track ready selected.

  • Kathi19/03/2010 at 16:11

    How are we?

    I'm about to try out Lucid beta1. This might end in tears...

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 16:13

    Oooh happy birthday Pat!

  • Stuart C19/03/2010 at 16:15

    GRRRRR! Dialling in a few minutes! GRRRRRR!

  • Alex Andronov19/03/2010 at 16:15

    Oooh happy birthday Pat!

    Indeed happy birthday Pat!

  • Alex Andronov19/03/2010 at 16:16

    GRRRRR! Dialling in a few minutes! GRRRRRR!

    GRRRR!

  • RG19/03/2010 at 16:16

    Oooh happy birthday Pat!

    Ah yes, happy birthday Pat!

  • Journeyer19/03/2010 at 16:16

    Oooh happy birthday Pat!

    Happy birthday, Pat! :D

  • Jim Newman19/03/2010 at 16:17

    Hope you're having a good one Pat! Friday B-day, those are always nice =)

  • me19/03/2010 at 16:29

    I know that Show I will be good, especially for Christine it has a Backstreet Boys track ready selected.

    oh lord!

  • me19/03/2010 at 16:29

    GRRRRR! Dialling in a few minutes! GRRRRRR!

    i hopes you're wearing black for this call.

  • Kathi19/03/2010 at 16:40

    I'm about to try out Lucid beta1. This might end in tears...

    It's very ... pink and apple-ish. Hm.

  • Alex Andronov19/03/2010 at 16:40

    oh lord!

    I has to keep the host happy.

  • Alex Andronov19/03/2010 at 16:41

    i hopes you're wearing black for this call.

    Good point!

  • Jim Newman19/03/2010 at 16:43

    Ok folks, time to start heading to the airport. I'm outta here. Gotta get home, prep the car for tomorrow, squish my cat and hit the bed cause I have a long day at the track. Take care folks.

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 16:44

    Ok folks, time to start heading to the airport. I'm outta here. Gotta get home, prep the car for tomorrow, squish my cat and hit the bed cause I have a long day at the track. Take care folks.

    Good luck enjoy yourself :D

  • RG19/03/2010 at 16:46

    Ok folks, time to start heading to the airport. I'm outta here. Gotta get home, prep the car for tomorrow, squish my cat and hit the bed cause I have a long day at the track. Take care folks.

    Enjoy it and win! ;)

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 16:55

    Ok folks, time to start heading to the airport. I'm outta here. Gotta get home, prep the car for tomorrow, squish my cat and hit the bed cause I have a long day at the track. Take care folks.

    adios! have fun!

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 16:56

    One of my assignments is to blog about marketing communications of 2 events, problem is, a fellow student has found my blog and as i update my blog, he's writing the same stuff, just copying me basically. Totally undermines what I'm doing.

    So. Privacy Settings FTW!

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 16:58

    So. Privacy Settings FTW!

    It's ridiculous. Can't you tell your faculty? You shouldn't have to close it off otherwise what's the point of having a blog in the first place?

  • Kathi19/03/2010 at 16:58

    I left a comment on the German website that published Heikki Kulta's interview - basically pointing out that there seem to be some strange coincidence between their and Heikki's article. I got a reply today. I think I will forgive them this time.

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 16:59

    It's ridiculous. Can't you tell your faculty? You shouldn't have to close it off otherwise what's the point of having a blog in the first place?

    They're all listed on Blackboard too (the online student platform thingy).

    They lecturers know, and says that we can learn off each other etc etc, but with 3 days until its in, it isnt learning off each other, its copying because they didnt get organised

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 17:00

    It's ridiculous. Can't you tell your faculty? You shouldn't have to close it off otherwise what's the point of having a blog in the first place?

    + the assignment is more about using the blog and being creative with the internet media, so i'll just open it up again when the hand in date closes on tuesday.

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 17:03

    They lecturers know, and says that we can learn off each other etc etc, but with 3 days until its in, it isnt learning off each other, its copying because they didnt get organised

    Jolly come lately!

  • Journeyer19/03/2010 at 17:04

    Jolly come lately!

    You mean Johnny, right?

    #semilurking

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 17:04

    Jolly come lately!

    muchos, im not as bothered as i should be, its the last assignment of the year, the year dosent count anyway, but it is annoying when someone takes all your effort and makes it their own

  • Journeyer19/03/2010 at 17:05

    muchos, im not as bothered as i should be, its the last assignment of the year, the year dosent count anyway, but it is annoying when someone takes all your effort and makes it their own

    just like GMM? :D

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 17:05

    just like GMM? :D

    very much so actually.

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 17:06

    You mean Johnny, right?

    :D

    #sorryjonny

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 17:07

    #sorryjonny

    oi

  • startledbunny19/03/2010 at 17:21

    One of my assignments is to blog about marketing communications of 2 events, problem is, a fellow student has found my blog and as i update my blog, he's writing the same stuff, just copying me basically. Totally undermines what I'm doing.

    So. Privacy Settings FTW!

    There are timestamps on your blog posts aren't there?

    #quickcheckonspcandnowgoinghome

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 17:28

    There are timestamps on your blog posts aren't there?

    #quickcheckonspcandnowgoinghome

    There are, but you can set a post to publish in teh past, and it puts it up that as that day. So I could publish a post at 4th November 2009 and it would go in the right place. But you dont loose any marks for posting on the same day anyawy.

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 17:31

    Wooooo I just got bank statement = so happy!!!

    I've managed to save so hard. I only spent £50 last month (plus rent and bills obviously) and that included all my food and my petrol. It's a happy day. Off to blow it all tonight though I'm sure :P

  • Lukeh19/03/2010 at 17:31

    Evening guys

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 17:32

    Evening guys

    Evening :)

  • Lady Snowcat19/03/2010 at 17:33

    I left a comment on the German website that published Heikki Kulta's interview - basically pointing out that there seem to be some strange coincidence between their and Heikki's article. I got a reply today. I think I will forgive them this time.

    What did they say?...

    Did they apologise for plagiarism?...

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 17:33

    I've managed to save so hard. I only spent £50 last month (plus rent and bills obviously) and that included all my food and my petrol. It's a happy day. Off to blow it all tonight though I'm sure :P

    WOW

  • RG19/03/2010 at 17:34

    Evening guys

    Heya lukeh

  • Mike D19/03/2010 at 17:40

    Here's a piece critical of the lack of action in F1written by an AP reporter, and appearing on the MSNBC.com website. BTW, having followed F1 since the late 60's, it's a view that I share: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/35917008/ns/sports/

    If this isn't soon corrected, the fans will start to look elsewhere.

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 17:45

    WOW

    I KNOW!!! :D :D :D

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 17:46

    I KNOW!!! :D :D :D

    I may offset your spending by buying a HD Videocamera

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 17:47

    I may offset your spending by buying a HD Videocamera

    See I have managed this by banning internet purchase, shopping with a list and taking lunch to work with me.

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 17:48

    See I have managed this by banning internet purchase, shopping with a list and taking lunch to work with me.

    Thats very impressive.

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 17:49

    Thats very impressive.

    I fritter so so much money though. All of it happens while I'm at work. I'll pop out to get some lunch and next thing I know I've spent £20

  • Lukeh19/03/2010 at 17:50

    I fritter so so much money though. All of it happens while I'm at work. I'll pop out to get some lunch and next thing I know I've spent £20

    I am exactly the same. It;s so annoying!

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 18:05

    I am exactly the same. It;s so annoying!

    I want to pay off my overdraft by the summer so I can leave my job! I've been leaving my cards at home, carrying emergency cash only in my car and not letting myself buy anything because, at the moment, there's nothing other than food and petrol that I need.

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 18:05

    I do think I've earned a drink tonight though :P

  • Lukeh19/03/2010 at 18:06

    I do think I've earned a drink tonight though :P

    Definitely!

  • me19/03/2010 at 18:06

    I left a comment on the German website that published Heikki Kulta's interview - basically pointing out that there seem to be some strange coincidence between their and Heikki's article. I got a reply today. I think I will forgive them this time.

    what did they say kathi?

  • me19/03/2010 at 18:08

    Here's a piece critical of the lack of action in F1written by an AP reporter, and appearing on the MSNBC.com website. BTW, having followed F1 since the late 60's, it's a view that I share: http://nbcspor...d/35917008/ns/sports/

    cheers mike. surely not the bit about bernie's shortcuts being a good idea, though right?

  • James19/03/2010 at 18:41

    Today I had explain to my friend who didn't like that F1 Minute was only a minute long and was expecting it to be longer, that the clue as to its length was in the podcast name :)

  • me19/03/2010 at 18:46

    Today I had explain to my friend who didn't like that F1 Minute was only a minute long and was expecting it to be longer, that the clue as to its length was in the podcast name :)

    heheheheh!

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 18:49

    Greetings world

  • Lukeh19/03/2010 at 18:49

    Greetings world

    Evening sir

  • me19/03/2010 at 18:49

    Greetings world

    squire

  • RG19/03/2010 at 18:50

    Greetings world

    Hello Steven

  • me19/03/2010 at 18:52

    have been away from the comments, have we covered the death of stefan gp?

    Zoran Stefanovic’s ongoing attempts to get Stefan GP onto the F1 grid have been made rather harder by the end of his deal with Toyota Motorsport GmbH, which means that the Serbian outfit no longer has access to a completed car

    http://adamcooperf1.com/2010/03/19/stefan-gps-toyota-deal-is-dead/

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 18:52

    GOing by a quick scan of the comments I guess we know what the deal Franck signed and couldn't tell anyone about was. It will be interesting to watch that formula for a change.

  • RG19/03/2010 at 18:52

    Zoran Stefanovic’s ongoing attempts to get Stefan GP onto the F1 grid have been made rather harder by the end of his deal with Toyota Motorsport GmbH, which means that the Serbian outfit no longer has access to a completed car

    Awww, thats such a shame.

  • Lukeh19/03/2010 at 18:53

    Zoran Stefanovic’s ongoing attempts to get Stefan GP onto the F1 grid have been made rather harder by the end of his deal with Toyota Motorsport GmbH, which means that the Serbian outfit no longer has access to a completed car

    Wuh-ohhhhhhhh. I guess he'll put an Engrish article onto the stefan GP website and talk of the team's great advances before slowly disappearing into the wasteland like they never happened...

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 18:54

    Zoran Stefanovic’s ongoing attempts to get Stefan GP onto the F1 grid have been made rather harder by the end of his deal with Toyota Motorsport GmbH, which means that the Serbian outfit no longer has access to a completed car

    gah. what a waste of a domain. i hope they didnt buy a multi year one!

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 18:58

    This is worrying. According to the French daily sports newspaper L'Équipe Franck and the other Peugeot drivers have been a a training camp.

    I hope someone hid the footballs this time

    http://www.lequipe.fr/Formule1/breves2010/20100317_174008_la-preparation-des-pilotes.html

  • me19/03/2010 at 18:59

    I hope someone hid the footballs this time

    :)

  • me19/03/2010 at 19:00

    http://www.leq...tion-des-pilotes.html

    you go weeks without franck news, and then he's everywhere on friday.

  • RG19/03/2010 at 19:00

    you go weeks without franck news, and then he's everywhere on friday.

    Friday Franck.

  • Lukeh19/03/2010 at 19:01

    Friday Franck.

    :D

  • me19/03/2010 at 19:02

    Friday Franck.

    if that catches on...

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 19:03

    Friday Franck.

    grrr, got there before me

  • Lady Snowcat19/03/2010 at 19:07

    Friday Franck.

    Sounds like a great domain name...

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 19:08

    Sounds like a great domain name...

    #donttempher

  • me19/03/2010 at 19:08

    Sounds like a great domain name...

    am so glad she's not here to read that.

  • Lady Snowcat19/03/2010 at 19:09

    am so glad she's not here to read that.

    Perhaps I'll call in with the suggestion... wouldn't want her to miss out....

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 19:10

    am so glad she's not here to read that.

    Christine is disconected from the internet? Will she cope?

  • Lukeh19/03/2010 at 19:11

    Christine is disconected from the internet? Will she cope?

    I'm sure her built in wifi will find a suitable conenction

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/03/2010 at 19:13

    Evening folks,

    Just in the door - how is everyone?

  • Lukeh19/03/2010 at 19:14

    Evening folks,

    Just in the door - how is everyone?

    Hi Leigh, not too bad cheers. Yourself?

  • Jackie19/03/2010 at 19:15

    if that catches on...

    What do you mean

    IF.. it's when!

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/03/2010 at 19:15

    Tired - just took me over two hours to get across London. On a Friday evening? No, thanks...

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 19:39

    Right, having deleted over 700 backlogged podcasts, I'm off out! Have a good weekend folks :)

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 19:40

    Right, having deleted over 700 backlogged podcasts, I'm off out! Have a good weekend folks :)

    I hope yyou have done Nick's dishes before you go out enjoying yourself

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 19:41

    I hope yyou have done Nick's dishes before you go out enjoying yourself

    Sadly no :D

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 19:42

    Sadly no :D

    *shocked*

  • Lewis19/03/2010 at 19:44

    Evening. Friday has come and gone! :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/03/2010 at 19:45

    Hi Lewis

  • Lewis19/03/2010 at 19:46

    I'm going to have no social life this weekend. German Orals and Drama Performance next week! :(

  • RG19/03/2010 at 19:48

    I'm going to have no social life this weekend. German Orals and Drama Performance next week! :(

    Ha, orals are soooo fun. Is it like French where you have to speak 6 sections? My Tuesday rocks. English Lit Mock followed my AS Level Maths Mock. Though if I totally fail at the Maths, I don't think I'll do the proper exam.

  • Lewis19/03/2010 at 19:50

    Ha, orals are soooo fun. Is it like French where you have to speak 6 sections? My Tuesday rocks. English Lit Mock followed my AS Level Maths Mock. Though if I totally fail at the Maths, I don't think I'll do the proper exam.

    yes it is. :( And Tuesday is Drama day...ahh!

  • Kathi19/03/2010 at 19:59

    Upgrade from Karmic to Lucid finished. Just skype left but I think I*ll leave that to tomorrow ...

  • Pat19/03/2010 at 20:04

    hi, thanks for the Daily mention. Just twisted ankle, ow. Giggles may like to know that the spinto band play here tomorrow, do we go?

  • Kathi19/03/2010 at 20:05

    hi

    Happy Birthday

  • Lukeh19/03/2010 at 20:06

    hi, thanks for the Daily mention. Just twisted ankle, ow. Giggles may like to know that the spinto band play here tomorrow, do we go?

    Hey Pat, happy birthday :)

    How has your day been?

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 20:07

    How has your day been?

    He just twisted his ankle.

    Happy Birthday Pat

  • Jeremy19/03/2010 at 20:12

    Happy Birthday Pat W!!!!!!!!

    I think go kart rental (or purchase if wealthy) should be the default present for birthdays. Of course drive days in larger machines also acceptable :P

    Yet again, my 5 mins of SPC are over and I must finish getting ready for work :-(

  • Lady Snowcat19/03/2010 at 20:14

    Of course drive days in larger machines also acceptable

    Or even a holiday trip to say.... Australia ... at the right time of year...

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/03/2010 at 20:22

    Happy birthday Pat

  • Pat19/03/2010 at 20:25

    thanks guys, quick stop, going for food, spanish eat late

  • me19/03/2010 at 20:52

    thanks guys, quick stop, going for food, spanish eat late

    w00t! happy b'day pat.

  • me19/03/2010 at 20:52

    Upgrade from Karmic to Lucid finished. Just skype left but I think I*ll leave that to tomorrow ...

    a wise choice!

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 20:59

    Does anyone's facebook chat make this whole computer freeze when it's doing its clicking thing?

  • Kathi19/03/2010 at 20:59

    a wise choice!

    or maybe next year

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/03/2010 at 21:00

    Does anyone's facebook chat make this whole computer freeze when it's doing its clicking thing?

    yep - completely screws up my laptop

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 21:00

    yep - completely screws up my laptop

    i don't get it, nothing else does it, but i can tell someones talking to me because my computer just freezes

  • me19/03/2010 at 21:01

    a wise choice!

    or maybe next year

    hehe. i kind of think of skype a bit like thesims now. if you want to play you have to use windows.

    #oneoflifesrules

  • Lukeh19/03/2010 at 21:02

    hehe. i kind of think of skype a bit like thesims now. if you want to play you have to use windows.

    Oooh I cant wait for Skype 2 then!

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/03/2010 at 21:02

    i don't get it, nothing else does it, but i can tell someones talking to me because my computer just freezes

    yep - sounds about right

  • Kathi19/03/2010 at 21:05

    26s into trying netbook remix and nothing works anymore. Boo!

  • me19/03/2010 at 21:06

    26s into trying netbook remix and nothing works anymore. Boo!

    ubuntu? karmic is fine on ours.

  • me19/03/2010 at 21:06

    hehe. i kind of think of skype a bit like thesims now. if you want to play you have to use windows.

    Oooh I cant wait for Skype 2 then!

    hahahahahah!!

  • Kathi19/03/2010 at 21:08

    ubuntu? karmic is fine on ours.

    I was trying Ubuntu Lucid netbook remix but that was a bit too optimistic I guess.

    karmic never properly worked on my netbook so I still use jaunty and I prefer the 2 panel lay-out.

  • me19/03/2010 at 21:10

    did i miss bassano posting this? http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/1-1241276800373

    i'm speechless...

  • me19/03/2010 at 21:10

    i'm speechless...

    ...that he doesn't have a guinness in his hand.

  • me19/03/2010 at 21:10

    I was trying Ubuntu Lucid netbook remix but that was a bit too optimistic I guess.

    what the heck is lucid?!?

  • Lukeh19/03/2010 at 21:10

    did i miss bassano posting this? http://drop.io...asset/1-1241276800373

    awesome!

    ...that he doesn't have a guinness in his hand.

    Mind = blown

  • Kathi19/03/2010 at 21:13

    what the heck is lucid?!?

    The next generation :) Lucid Lynx. The beta came out today and final release is 29th of April. Come on, keep up ;)

  • me19/03/2010 at 21:16

    The next generation :) Lucid Lynx. The beta came out today and final release is 29th of April. Come on, keep up ;)

    whaaaa.... *boom*

    lucid lynx is an awesome name, even though for 30 seconds there i was convinced the text-only web browser was seeing a late resurgence!

  • Lady Snowcat19/03/2010 at 21:22

    Karun tweeting at 2am...

    These guys have got to learn how to sleep....

  • RG19/03/2010 at 21:23

    These guys have got to learn how to sleep....

    There's no race tomorrow, let em stay awake.

  • Jim Newman19/03/2010 at 21:23

    These guys have got to learn how to sleep....

    He already did his 5 laps in the simulator, he's good to go.

  • Lady Snowcat19/03/2010 at 21:25

    We have a small difference in teams told to change diffusers...

    All have Macca and Merc...

    Some have Fezza and others FIF1 and Renault...

    I wonder when we'll know for sure...

  • Lady Snowcat19/03/2010 at 21:26

    He already did his 5 laps in the simulator, he's good to go.

    Didn't know you could simulate sleep...

    Ahhhh... got it!....

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 21:35

    did i miss bassano posting this? http://drop.io...asset/1-1241276800373

    i'm speechless...

    I think he is trying to make us jealous

  • Alianora La Canta19/03/2010 at 21:36

    One of my assignments is to blog about marketing communications of 2 events, problem is, a fellow student has found my blog and as i update my blog, he's writing the same stuff, just copying me basically. Totally undermines what I'm doing.

    So. Privacy Settings FTW! {Comment #218}

    Timestamps are your friend. If your blogging platform gives a time of publication, you should be able to prove that your work is your own and your fellow student will get docked marks (and more) for plagiarism.

  • Alianora La Canta19/03/2010 at 21:38

    There are, but you can set a post to publish in teh past, and it puts it up that as that day. So I could publish a post at 4th November 2009 and it would go in the right place. But you dont loose any marks for posting on the same day anyawy. {Comment #231}

    Do these blogs keep a changelog (one of mine does)? If so, then the original posting time and the point when it "moved dates" would both be visible.

  • Alianora La Canta19/03/2010 at 21:41

    gah. what a waste of a domain. i hope they didnt buy a multi year one! {Comment #260}

    Stefan GP's domain expires on April 14 this year, which is really quite convenient given the site is now under reconstruction...

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 21:42

    Stefan GP's domain expires on April 14 this year, which is really quite convenient given the site is now under reconstruction...

    haha, nicely timed

  • Alianora La Canta19/03/2010 at 21:45

    Ha, orals are soooo fun. Is it like French where you have to speak 6 sections? My Tuesday rocks. English Lit Mock followed my AS Level Maths Mock. Though if I totally fail at the Maths, I don't think I'll do the proper exam. {Comment #285}

    I've got an exciting weekend coming up:

    Monday - Medical Word Processing followed by a class test on Miscellaneous Medical Terminology

    Tuesday - Medical Audio Typing

    Wednesday - Day off

    Thursday - Interview with unemployment services provider

    Friday - Free Practises for Australian GP (and my birthday)

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 21:47

    I've got an exciting weekend coming up:

    Me too! (not)

    Tomorrow, driving lesson and then going to get a camera and tripod

    Sunday, doing a course to learn more about being a member of my church

    Monday, more driving

    Tuesday, driving test (aaaaaah) and handing in 2 assignments that i really wont have finished by then

    Wednesday, British Formula 3, British GT media day (yaay)

    Thursday, Hommeee

  • Alianora La Canta19/03/2010 at 21:49

    We have a small difference in teams told to change diffusers...

    All have Macca and Merc...

    Some have Fezza and others FIF1 and Renault...

    I wonder when we'll know for sure... {Comment #318}

    I'm 99% sure Force India will need to change because its high-reaching diffuser was its most prominent feature (the banned technique is making the gap for starting engines do double duty as a diffuser exit area). So on that basis Renault probably have to change and Ferrari doesn't. However I can't be 100% sure quite yet.

  • Alianora La Canta19/03/2010 at 21:50

    Me too! (not) {Comment #326}

    I see. Hope everything goes well - and I like how the "yaay" moment is there at the end as a reward :)

  • Maverick19/03/2010 at 21:50

    One of my assignments is to blog about marketing communications of 2 events, problem is, a fellow student has found my blog and as i update my blog, he's writing the same stuff, just copying me basically. Totally undermines what I'm doing.

    that's a terribly laid back attitude from your lecturers

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 21:51

    I see. Hope everything goes well - and I like how the "yaay" moment is there at the end as a reward :)

    me too. hopefully it will to celebrate passing my driving test :)

  • Maverick19/03/2010 at 21:52

    So on that basis Renault probably have to change and Ferrari doesn't. However I can't be 100% sure quite yet.

    Ferrari have made enough comments about others pushing the limits on diffusers to make me think that they were one of the first to complain to the FIA rather than being "guilty" (if that's the word) themselves

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 21:58

    I know that Show I will be good, especially for Christine it has a Backstreet Boys track ready selected.

    Oooh, there are so many to choose from!

    For reference, BSB songs beginning with H - Hey, Mr Dj and How Did I Fall in Love With You.

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 22:01

    Friday Franck.

    I sometimes do Franck Photo Friday: http://iheartfranck.com/category/franck-photo-friday/

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/03/2010 at 22:04

    Well I'm off to bed now, spent the evening watching TV with the missus.

    Tomorrow I get a long-overdue haircut, see my niece compete in gymnastics, have lunch with the family, slob out in the evening and talk to the Old Goats.

    Sunday we help my Father-in-law move office and pick up two couches that he swapped our mini-dishwasher for ;)

    Have a great weekend guys ;)

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 22:20

    What's Oschersleben?

  • Lukeh19/03/2010 at 22:20

    What's Oschersleben?

    A German circuit, I believe?

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 22:21

    What's Oschersleben?

    It's in Germany. I think in the former East Germany

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 22:22

    A German circuit, I believe?

    Mm, I never heard of it. That's not a surprise, of course :)

  • Kathi19/03/2010 at 22:23

    A German circuit, I believe?

    Mm, I never heard of it. That's not a surprise, of course :)

    http://sidepodcast.com/2009/09/04/daily-4th-september-2009/comments/#comment-472461

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 22:23

    What's Oschersleben?

    The website is all in German so you may need Kathi's help to understand it

    http://www.motorsportarena.com/default.aspx?ID=1

    The wikipedia article gives you some basic info though.

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

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 22:23
  • Jim Newman19/03/2010 at 22:24

    Amazing, I finally have internet at home =) I've been w/out it for a month, having to use my phone to tether. Now I can finally say that I'm fully moved in to my new place.

  • Lukeh19/03/2010 at 22:24

    Mm, I never heard of it. That's not a surprise, of course :)

    I only remembered it because it was on a few racing games :)

    Although I always confused it with Anderstop in Sweden for some reason...

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 22:24

    The wikipedia article gives you some basic info though.

    Ah-ha! What an odd shaped track.

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 22:25

    Amazing, I finally have internet at home =) I've been w/out it for a month, having to use my phone to tether. Now I can finally say that I'm fully moved in to my new place.

    Glad to hear you are sorted

  • Maverick19/03/2010 at 22:25

    Global Fan Survey: Schumacher topped the favourite Formula One driver category. And I'm not talking about Ralf.

  • Jim Newman19/03/2010 at 22:26

    Glad to hear you are sorted

    Thanks, now perhaps I can watch the next GP live rather than have to wait several days while my copy arrives.

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 22:26

    Although I always confused it with Anderstop in Sweden for some reason...

    The layout is a bit like Anderstorp. Of course Anderstorp had an F1 race once upon a time. The Brabham fan car won there

  • Maverick19/03/2010 at 22:26

    Ah-ha! What an odd shaped track.

    all so they could sell bottle opener merchandising

  • Lukeh19/03/2010 at 22:26

    Global Fan Survey: Schumacher topped the favourite Formula One driver category. And I'm not talking about Ralf.

    I did not know that former West Germany goalkeeper Toni Schumacher was allowed to entered. Well done to him.

  • me19/03/2010 at 22:26

    all so they could sell bottle opener merchandising

    :)

  • Maverick19/03/2010 at 22:27

    I did not know that former West Germany goalkeeper Toni Schumacher was allowed to entered. Well done to him.

    with the global fan survey, all things are possible

  • me19/03/2010 at 22:29

    with the global fan survey, all things are possible

    who won the $1k?

  • me19/03/2010 at 22:30

    Global Fan Survey: Schumacher topped the favourite Formula One driver category. And I'm not talking about Ralf.

    also, have they actually announced the results this year?

  • Maverick19/03/2010 at 22:30

    who won the $1k?

    I can confirm it wasn't me

    unless the cheque is in the post

  • Maverick19/03/2010 at 22:31

    also, have they actually announced the results this year?

    Mercedes have announced the favourite Formula One driver, must have some connection with Toni Schumacher

  • Maverick19/03/2010 at 22:33

    I like Red Bull / Toro Rosso's new websites... on the odd occasion I can ever get into them

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 22:33

    Mercedes have announced the favourite Formula One driver, must have some connection with Toni Schumacher

    Not Tony Schumacher?

    http://shoeracing.com/

  • Maverick19/03/2010 at 22:35

    Not Tony Schumacher?

    http://shoeracing.com/

    Could be Don Schumacher

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 22:35

    I like Red Bull / Toro Rosso's new websites... on the odd occasion I can ever get into them

    That reminds me. Mr C asked me to remind him that we should do another round of reviews of F1 websites. He said to remind him after the race so I guess this counts as it is after the race

  • RG19/03/2010 at 22:35

    I did not know that former West Germany goalkeeper Toni Schumacher was allowed to entered. Well done to him.

    I bet Battiston didn't vote for him

    #footballrelatedjoke

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 22:35

    Could be Don Schumacher

    He owns the team. Tony is the driver and surprise surprise he wins a lot

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 22:36

    I bet Battiston didn't vote for him

    THe only way Patrick Battiston would vote for him is if he was on a jury

  • me19/03/2010 at 22:36

    That reminds me. Mr C asked me to remind him that we should do another round of reviews of F1 websites. He said to remind him after the race so I guess this counts as it is after the race

    oooh, yes. we should do that this weekend, lemmie hassle christine, i thiunk she has words to say about mclaren!

  • Maverick19/03/2010 at 22:37

    That reminds me. Mr C asked me to remind him that we should do another round of reviews of F1 websites. He said to remind him after the race so I guess this counts as it is after the race

    Red Bull: Great if you like '503 Service Unavailable' screens

  • startledbunny19/03/2010 at 22:37

    evening

    Global Fan Survey: Schumacher topped the favourite Formula One driver category. And I'm not talking about Ralf.

    If I had to pick one I would want to meet, it would be Ralf. Less chance of any awkwardness.

  • me19/03/2010 at 22:37

    Red Bull: Great if you like '503 Service Unavailable' screens

    and williams

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 22:38

    There is drag racing at Abu Dhabi today. Do they understand how many corners are on that track?

    http://www.shoeracing.com/news?id=2444

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 22:39

    oooh, yes. we should do that this weekend, lemmie hassle christine, i thiunk she has words to say about mclaren!

    There goes my weekend off. No probs.

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 22:39

    oooh, yes. we should do that this weekend, lemmie hassle christine, i thiunk she has words to say about mclaren!

    Going by the short discussion she and I had on that recently I think it is safe to say she has clear views on the subject

  • startledbunny19/03/2010 at 22:39

    I know this is belated, but Happy Birthday Pat

  • Maverick19/03/2010 at 22:41

    oooh, yes. we should do that this weekend, lemmie hassle christine, i thiunk she has words to say about mclaren!

    I wonder what Ron thinks of it

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 22:42

    I wonder what Ron thinks of it

    I imagine they don't let him near it. He would probably have a siezure atthe state of it

  • Lukeh19/03/2010 at 22:44

    G'night guys, see you on the other side.

  • startledbunny19/03/2010 at 22:45

    G'night guys, see you on the other side.

    night Lukeh

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 22:45

    G'night guys, see you on the other side.

    Good night

  • RG19/03/2010 at 22:46

    G'night guys, see you on the other side.

    Night mate

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/03/2010 at 22:47

    Aaaaaahh... back folks. I'm liking this weekend already

  • RocketRedhead19/03/2010 at 22:51

    hello again :)

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 22:52

    @Christine,

    Just checking out the Superleague website and they have a good section on the circuits. Click the link and you get detail on each individual track

    http://www.superleagueformula.com/superleague/SF-Races

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 22:52

    Aaaaaahh... back folks. I'm liking this weekend already

    Hello

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 22:52

    hello again :)

    Just can't stay away can you?

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 22:53

    You know you've hit the motivation type wall when you've made a blue peter totaliser for the amount of words you've written.

    ARGH

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/03/2010 at 22:53

    Hey RocketRedhead & Steven

    How are you this evening?

  • RocketRedhead19/03/2010 at 22:53

    Just can't stay away can you?

    nope

  • RG19/03/2010 at 22:53

    Leigh and Rocket. Hello.

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 22:54

    You know you've hit the motivation type wall when you've made a blue peter totaliser for the amount of words you've written.

    Funny how there is never a motivation problem when it comes to making something like that

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 22:54

    Funny how there is never a motivation problem when it comes to making something like that

    best bit of my evening :D

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 22:55

    Just checking out the Superleague website and they have a good section on the circuits. Click the link and you get detail on each individual track

    Cool, thank you :)

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 22:55

    Hey RocketRedhead & Steven

    How are you this evening?

    I'm good. Just reading up on the Superleague Formula now that Christine's favourite driver has signed up to race there for the season.

    http://www.superleagueformula.com/

  • RG19/03/2010 at 22:57

    I'm good. Just reading up on the Superleague Formula now that Christine's favourite driver has signed up to race there for the season.

    http://www.superleagueformula.com/

    Hold on. Spurs finished second last season?! That just doesn't happen, ever.

  • startledbunny19/03/2010 at 22:58

    Cool, thank you :)

    Will you be getting to Silverstone then? There are plenty of places to hide. Or you could overcome it all by asking for an autograph?

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/03/2010 at 22:58

    I'm good. Just reading up on the Superleague Formula now that Christine's favourite driver has signed up to race there for the season.

    http://www.superleagueformula.com/

    Yeah - t'is just a shame the IRL didn't work out for Franck. Also a big shame he was taken out in turn 1 of his only race there last year

    :(

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 22:59

    I'm good. Just reading up on the Superleague Formula now that Christine's favourite driver has signed up to race there for the season.

    http://www.superleagueformula.com/

    I need all the experts I can get!

  • RocketRedhead19/03/2010 at 23:00

    Hold on. Spurs finished second last season?! That just doesn't happen, ever.

    that is a little worrying!

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 23:01

    Hold on. Spurs finished second last season?! That just doesn't happen, ever.

    The year didn't even end in a one

  • RG19/03/2010 at 23:01

    that is a little worrying!

    More worrying is Liverpool won something, like that'll happen in real life

    *runs*

  • startledbunny19/03/2010 at 23:02

    Will you be getting to Silverstone then? There are plenty of places to hide. Or you could overcome it all by asking for an autograph?

    Or we could try and catch him this time. We might have missed out at ASI, but get a few of us there, and we could formulate a plan.....;)

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 23:02

    I need all the experts I can get!

    I like the idea of the formula but I have never paid any attention to it. It could be some time before I am an expert. One thing I have learned though is that the outright lap record at Zolder belongs to some bloke called Franck

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 23:03

    Or we could try and catch him this time. We might have missed out at ASI, but get a few of us there, and we could formulate a plan.....;)

    Christine has had the chance to speak to him at ASI and chickened out and sent Mr C

  • RocketRedhead19/03/2010 at 23:05

    I like the idea of the formula but I have never paid any attention to it

  • RocketRedhead19/03/2010 at 23:06

    I like the idea of the formula but I have never paid any attention to it

    me too but its a shame its only spurs and liverpool representing the premiership!

  • RG19/03/2010 at 23:07

    me too but its a shame its only spurs and liverpool representing the premiership!

    You don't see Arsenal trying to spread the good word of racing do you.

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/03/2010 at 23:07

    me too but its a shame its only spurs and liverpool representing the premiership!

    Not sure Man United or Portsmouth will be forking out for a team any time soon

  • RG19/03/2010 at 23:07

    You don't see Arsenal trying to spread the good word of racing do you.

    Its actually quite a shame they don't because it is the only thing we'll be able to beat them in.

  • lou19/03/2010 at 23:09

    Evening.

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 23:09

    Christine has had the chance to speak to him at ASI and chickened out and sent Mr C

    I didn't even chicken out, it was never going to happen!

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 23:09

    me too but its a shame its only spurs and liverpool representing the premiership!

    The football aspect doesn't interest me at all. To me it is a bunch of drivers and teams racing in identical cars with real power. The fact the have football club livery is as important as the colour of the driver's eyes.

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/03/2010 at 23:09

    evening lou

  • RocketRedhead19/03/2010 at 23:10

    Its actually quite a shame they don't because it is the only thing we'll be able to beat them in.

    true but i can't talk being a hammers fan

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 23:10

    Evening.

    Hello. How is life treating you?

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 23:10

    I didn't even chicken out, it was never going to happen!

    :D

  • RG19/03/2010 at 23:10

    Evening.

    Heya lou.

  • RocketRedhead19/03/2010 at 23:10

    Evening.

    evening lou

  • RG19/03/2010 at 23:10

    true but i can't talk being a hammers fan

    I'm sorry...

  • lou19/03/2010 at 23:13

    Hello. How is life treating you?

    hmm i've been shattered all today, and spent my last 2 lessons (both free periods) asleep in the common room. It's odd, i feel like i've had two days. My school day was awful, but my post-school-musical-performance part was awesome! I love my techie friends, they are so nice, and seem to have an amazing ability to make me smile and laugh/ have a good time even when i'm feeling awful. Although... the amount of red bull i have drunk today could have had something to do with it.. what about you?

  • RocketRedhead19/03/2010 at 23:15

    hmm i've been shattered all today

    sounds like you've had a busy day!

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 23:16

    We can watch Franck live on the internet free on a stream supplied by the championship.

    Did you hear that Bernie?

    http://www.superleagueformula.com/superleague/SF-Experience/SF-TV/Online-broadcasting

    Don't let Mr C see this page though. I don't think he could cope with the mixer envy

    http://www.superleagueformula.com/superleague/SF-Experience

  • lou19/03/2010 at 23:17

    sounds like you've had a busy day!

    yep, sadly it's my last musical tomorrow :( *sob* 5 years of being a techie has been awesome :) I have a feeling we are all gonna be emotional tomorrow evening :)

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 23:17

    We can watch Franck live on the internet free on a stream supplied by the championship.

    YES!

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 23:17

    hmm i've been shattered all today

    Sounds like your day finished better than it started and that has to be a good thing.

  • me19/03/2010 at 23:18

    Don't let Mr C see this page though. I don't think he could cope with the mixer envy

    http://www.sup...rleague/SF-Experience

    O.M.G..

  • me19/03/2010 at 23:19

    "Online broadcast coverage will not be restricted in any territories."

    (hearts) SL

  • Leigh O'Gorman19/03/2010 at 23:24

    Oooohh-err, I'll be in Ireland for the Silverstone race, so at least I'll still get to catch it

    :)

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 23:27

    Just had a bounce round the SF site and it looks really good. It's still on last season which is not good but you get live feed, live timing, all the info on drivers, tracks and the car that you want. They have videos, pictures, wallpapers etc for every car(club). If any media wants broadcast quality footage they can have it.

    Looks like they are doing things right.

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 23:28

    It's still on last season which is not good but you get live feed, live timing, all the info on drivers, tracks and the car that you want.

    We thought it was a bit odd that the season starts in like, two weeks, and they haven't decided where or when the season finale will be yet.

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 23:28

    Just had a bounce round the SF site and it looks really good. It's still on last season which is not good but you get live feed, live timing, all the info on drivers, tracks and the car that you want. They have videos, pictures, wallpapers etc for every car(club). If any media wants broadcast quality footage they can have it.

    They also have a 2009 season game you can download for 15 Euro

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 23:29

    We thought it was a bit odd that the season starts in like, two weeks, and they haven't decided where or when the season finale will be yet.

    A lot of championships do that. They may be trying to sell a franchise on the promise of a race in the club's country or something but at least it is the last round so they have time to sort it

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 23:31

    A lot of championships do that. They may be trying to sell a franchise on the promise of a race in the club's country or something but at least it is the last round so they have time to sort it

    Interesting. Let's hope they steer clear of Abu Dhabi.

  • me19/03/2010 at 23:32

    i can't find the comment for the life of me, but hats off to scott woodwiss, who pointed out that he saw franck eyeing up the SLF car at autosport and reckoned the man would be driving there this year.

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 23:35

    Interesting. Let's hope they steer clear of Abu Dhabi.

    They really don't want to touch that place. Since they are more interested in providing racing they probably wouldn't go near it.

    Looking at their calendar they are planningtwo races outside Europe next season and three the following year so since they had two Brazilian clubs last season I would not be surprised if they had a race there this year as a trail

    http://www.superleagueformula.com/superleague/SF-Races

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 23:36

    i can't find the comment for the life of me, but hats off to scott woodwiss, who pointed out that he saw franck eyeing up the SLF car at autosport and reckoned the man would be driving there this year.

    its not a bad car, its just a bit of a step down from what he's used to

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 23:37

    i can't find the comment for the life of me, but hats off to scott woodwiss, who pointed out that he saw franck eyeing up the SLF car at autosport and reckoned the man would be driving there this year.

    http://sidepodcast.com/2010/01/17/daily-17th-january-2010/comments/#comment-656936

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 23:38

    i can't find the comment for the life of me, but hats off to scott woodwiss, who pointed out that he saw franck eyeing up the SLF car at autosport and reckoned the man would be driving there this year.

    http://sidepodcast.com/2010/01/18/daily-18th-january-2010/comments/#comment-657704

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 23:38
  • me19/03/2010 at 23:38
  • Leigh O'Gorman19/03/2010 at 23:38

    right folks,

    i've been trying to finish my latest post, but i'm so knackered I can barely keep my eyes open - so to bed with me.

    Shall be back at some stage tomorrow

    :)

  • me19/03/2010 at 23:38

    http://sidepod...ments/#comment-657704

    and pat, ooh i'd forgotten that one. ta.

  • RG19/03/2010 at 23:39

    http://sidepod...ments/#comment-656936

    Darn, my prediction was wrong.

    So little has changed.

  • me19/03/2010 at 23:39

    haahha

    "don't do it Franck!"

  • Jon Waldock19/03/2010 at 23:39

    "don't do it Franck!"

    love that.

  • Christine19/03/2010 at 23:39

    "don't do it Franck!"

    "Don't tell him, Pike."

  • me19/03/2010 at 23:39

    Darn, my prediction was wrong.

    awwww.

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 23:40

    "don't do it Franck!"

    "Don't tell him, Pike."

    :D

  • RG19/03/2010 at 23:41

    awwww.

    Depends which one, I may have said he would be driving for USF1 this year.

  • me19/03/2010 at 23:43

    a genuine "as predicted by..." - http://twitter.com/sidepodcast/status/10746927117

    beat that benson.

  • startledbunny19/03/2010 at 23:44

    "Don't tell him, Pike."

    :D

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 23:46

    a genuine "as predicted by..." - http://twitter...st/status/10746927117

    beat that benson.

    Everybody re-tweet and see what response we get

  • startledbunny19/03/2010 at 23:49

    Everybody re-tweet and see what response we get

    retweeted, but had to edit as it was too long. If only I had stayed with Pat Scott & Chris. I did enjoy checking out the F1 history with Jackie & Spenny though.

  • lou19/03/2010 at 23:51

    okay, time for me to sleep... night all xx

  • me19/03/2010 at 23:51

    okay, time for me to sleep... night all xx

    night lou.

  • RG19/03/2010 at 23:52

    okay, time for me to sleep... night all xx

    Nighty night.

  • RocketRedhead19/03/2010 at 23:52

    okay, time for me to sleep... night all xx

    night lou

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 23:52

    okay, time for me to sleep... night all xx

    Night Lou. Hope you can sleep after all that Red Bull

  • startledbunny19/03/2010 at 23:53

    okay, time for me to sleep... night all xx

    night lou

  • Alison19/03/2010 at 23:53

    Evening :)

    Budget = not blown. I even got the bus home. I feel very frugal!

  • me19/03/2010 at 23:53

    Night Lou. Hope you can sleep after all that Red Bull

    lou had red bull and didn't offer me any?

  • me19/03/2010 at 23:54

    hey rocket, hey alison.

  • me19/03/2010 at 23:54

    highcroft racing have a podcast out from sebring qualifying already??

    http://www.highcroftracing.com/podcast

  • RocketRedhead19/03/2010 at 23:58

    hey rocket

    i've been lurking a bit!

    why is it the more you need to sleep the less you can sleep?

  • Steven Roy19/03/2010 at 23:59

    Budget = not blown. I even got the bus home. I feel very frugal!

    Judging by the typing you are still sober

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 00:00

    Judging by the typing you are still sober

    chrome spell check?

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 00:00

    lou had red bull and didn't offer me any?

    Sounds like she had a rough day at school then had to do her techie musical production job and was using Red Bull to keep her going

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 00:00

    i've been lurking a bit!

    why is it the more you need to sleep the less you can sleep?

    In my case it's because I think I am missing something here

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 00:01

    chrome spell check?

    Chrome?? That's Nick's territory...

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 00:01

    chrome spell check?

    Firefox. No spell check

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 00:01

    Judging by the typing you are still sober

    Yeah. I had a couple of drinks, felt sick and went on the fruit juice. I had a really good night though.

  • startledbunny20/03/2010 at 00:01

    i've been lurking a bit!

    why is it the more you need to sleep the less you can sleep?

    because you brain is thinking about the next big thing. Every time my work sends me to London the next day (from Yorkshire, 200 miles away) I find it really difficult to sleep.

  • RocketRedhead20/03/2010 at 00:02

    In my case it's because I think I am missing something here

    i have become addicted - been terrible this week, staying up way too late

  • Kathi20/03/2010 at 00:02

    No spell check

    Is there a specific reason why you don't use spell check?

  • Kathi20/03/2010 at 00:03

    Ohhh snow!!

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 00:03

    Is there a specific reason why you don't use spell check?

    I don't use a spell checker on the web. I'm convinced it'll only send my spelling down a slippery slope! :P

  • RocketRedhead20/03/2010 at 00:03

    because you brain is thinking about the next big thing

    i wish i had a next big thing, unless fitting a heated towl rail counts...

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 00:04

    Is there a specific reason why you don't use spell check?

    Not really. I just type and post. My spelling is good. My typing is rubbish

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 00:04

    Ohhh snow!!

    Why are you watching snow at 2(?) am?

  • RocketRedhead20/03/2010 at 00:05

    i wish i had a next big thing, unless fitting a heated towl rail counts...

    i can really spell towel, just can't type properly!

  • Christine20/03/2010 at 00:05

    Anyway, night all, I must go and dream of Franck.

  • startledbunny20/03/2010 at 00:05

    i wish i had a next big thing, unless fitting a heated towl rail counts...

    woah. it needs blogging, or even live streaming. its big here.

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 00:05

    Anyway, night all, I must go and dream of Franck.

    Good night

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 00:05

    i can really spell towel, just can't type properly!

    :D

  • me20/03/2010 at 00:05

    i wish i had a next big thing, unless fitting a heated towl rail counts...

    trust me, if you were alex, that would be maaaaassive :)

  • startledbunny20/03/2010 at 00:05

    Anyway, night all, I must go and dream of Franck.

    night Christine

  • RocketRedhead20/03/2010 at 00:05

    Anyway, night all, I must go and dream of Franck.

    night

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 00:06

    Night Christine

  • RG20/03/2010 at 00:06

    Anyway, night all, I must go and dream of Franck.

    Night Mrs C

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 00:06

    My spelling is good. My typing is rubbish

    I'm a good speller, my fingers just don't know that

  • startledbunny20/03/2010 at 00:07

    woah. it needs blogging, or even live streaming. its big here.

    i watched a balloon once

    http://qik.com/video/5037321

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 00:07

    I'm a good speller, my fingers just don't know that

    A likely story....

  • RocketRedhead20/03/2010 at 00:07

    I'm a good speller, my fingers just don't know that

    snap :D

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 00:08

    i watched a balloon once

    http://qik.com/video/5037321

    We watched Bassano fit Alex's blind after watching Alex not fit it

  • Kathi20/03/2010 at 00:09

    Why are you watching snow at 2(?) am?

    They're dancing in front of my window in big beautiful flakes. It would be rude to ignore them.

  • RocketRedhead20/03/2010 at 00:09

    i watched a balloon oncehttp://qik.com/video/5037321

    :D

  • RocketRedhead20/03/2010 at 00:10

    We watched Bassano fit Alex's blind after watching Alex not fit it

    fitted the sink today, sorry i didn't take photos! lol!

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 00:10

    They're dancing in front of my window in big beautiful flakes. It would be rude to ignore them.

    That makes sense. Finnish snow sounds like Finnish internet

  • startledbunny20/03/2010 at 00:19

    fitted the sink today, sorry i didn't take photos! lol!

    you're new. you'll figure it out and start filming things so we can watch. it's all part of the sidepodaddiction