Naturally, we are still recovering from the events of yesterday, not only a massive championship-deciding race, but also hosting the debrief into the late hours. Still, that doesn't take any shine off what was another awesome weekend in F1.

• Barrichello has proved what a nice guy he is once again by lending Button his private jet so he can fly back to Britain in his own time - allowing the new champ time to party in Brazil, like it's 1999 presumably.
• We're still wondering about the FIA and their penalty decisions - but only really that they keep pushing the rulings until after the race. It seems like a growing trend to put off the investigations until post-GP, and I don't think I like it.
• The headline on this story makes me laugh: Alonso says DNF cost him points finish. You don't say! There were quite a lot of retirements in Brazil, but the one I feel sorry for is Heidfeld. Running out of fuel is embarrassing!

Anyway, that'll do it for now. As ever, let us know what you're doing with your week, whether you're celebrating or commiserating. I'll see you in the comments.

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• Pat W18/10/2009 at 23:15

As ever, let us know what you're doing with your week, whether you're celebrating or commiserating/

I'm glad for Button and Brawn, they worked really hard for it and it was well-earned even if they faltered a bit from midseason. So well done them.

I must admit to feeling a little down that it is all over though. As you said in the Debrief it feels like the season has ended.

As for the rest of the week, I'm trying not to bore people with it but I'm completing the last bit of my move to a new flat. Dad helped me move the large items on Sunday so all I have to do is clean this place, move the last few bits, then unpack at the other end... At least I have Tuesday off!

• Pat W18/10/2009 at 23:16

Ah, I put the backslash in the wrong place.

I hope the new site has the ability to quote the original post via clicking instead of typing 'blockquote'. :-)

• lou18/10/2009 at 23:21

i've just had a thought... in Abu Dhabi do Brawn GP get the large garage? or do i have to wait till next year? :)

• Nick18/10/2009 at 23:21

Just watching the end of the race back... Lewis came over to congratulate Jenson,a n in his excitement Jenson ran away and didnt even shake hands!

• Steven Roy18/10/2009 at 23:21

i've just had a thought... in Abu Dhabi do Brawn GP get the large garage? or do i have to wait till next year? :)

Next year

• Paul18/10/2009 at 23:22

This must be the lowest points score for a world champ in a while.....

Just shows how competitive the season has been

• Nick18/10/2009 at 23:23

i've just had a thought... in Abu Dhabi do Brawn GP get the large garage? or do i have to wait till next year? :)

I think they will all be put back to the same size next year at most places with a bigger grid?

• lou18/10/2009 at 23:24

Next year

:D okay i can cope with that :D

another question, do you think Brawn or any other team may use Abu Dhabi as a chance to test out a few of next years aero developments? i'm sensing i know the answer to this question anyway...

• lou18/10/2009 at 23:24

I think they will all be put back to the same size next year at most places with a bigger grid?

oh, okay well they'll be at the winners end of the pitlane then :D

• Paul18/10/2009 at 23:25

How excited is Lou then?

• lou18/10/2009 at 23:26

How excited is Lou then?

can't you tell from my constant questions? and general hyperness... i'll never get to sleep at this rate..

• Paul18/10/2009 at 23:27

can't you tell from my constant questions? and general hyperness... i'll never get to sleep at this rate..

:D

• Nick18/10/2009 at 23:28

Mclaren are now 1 point ahead of ferrari going into the last race...

that could provide some competition for Yas

• Paul18/10/2009 at 23:28

that could provide some competition for Yas

Yep, probably the only significant competition

• Paul18/10/2009 at 23:29

I have a questions - did we find out what caused the Kovi thing in the pits?

• Nick18/10/2009 at 23:29

Yep, probably the only significant competition

2 points between Vettel and rubens in the drivers too

• Paul18/10/2009 at 23:30

2 points between Vettel and rubens in the drivers too

Right. I didn't see that.

• Bert18/10/2009 at 23:30

I have a questions - did we find out what caused the Kovi thing in the pits?

Reports during the race pointed to a precocious lolipop man.

• lou18/10/2009 at 23:30

i think... my feed reader kinda exploded...

• Paul18/10/2009 at 23:31

Reports during the race pointed to a precocious lolipop man.

Ah right. Thanks. Will have to re-watch the race tonight.

• me18/10/2009 at 23:36

just had this tweet: http://twitter.com/dylanpt24/

"Hey, is the sidepodcast Batracer game ever going to happen?"

i know nothing, anyone else?

• me18/10/2009 at 23:36

i think... my feed reader kinda exploded...

with happiness?

• lou18/10/2009 at 23:37

i know nothing, anyone else?

*puts on Manuel voice from Faulty Towers* 'I know noooothing'

okay i'm waaay to hyper..

• lou18/10/2009 at 23:38

with happiness?

with many amazing feeds saying something i've known for ages 'Jenson is amazing'

:D

you should totally come to bluewater btw :P it would be great! i need someone tall to take pics of Jenson if i get crushed by the crowd..

• me18/10/2009 at 23:38

you should totally come to bluewater btw :P it would be great! i need someone tall to take pics of Jenson if i get crushed by the crowd..

hehe. will let ya know tomorrow.

• lou18/10/2009 at 23:39

hehe. will let ya know tomorrow.

i will remind you and remind you :D

• Daniel18/10/2009 at 23:39

you should totally come to bluewater btw :P it would be great! i need someone tall to take pics of Jenson if i get crushed by the crowd..

It should be a great day ! Just hope I get there early enough to get a good spot :-)

• Paul18/10/2009 at 23:39

you should totally come to bluewater btw :P it would be great! i need someone tall to take pics of Jenson if i get crushed by the crowd..

You should get priority as a long time fan.

• lou18/10/2009 at 23:40

You should get priority as a long time fan.

am hoping he wont be there before like 2pm cause that's probably the earliest i can get up there.

• Nick18/10/2009 at 23:40

hehe. will let ya know tomorrow.

It might be as good as alonso in spain ;)

• lou18/10/2009 at 23:41

It might be as good as alonso in spain ;)

only closer, cheaper, and with Croftie! and a crazy Lou... although don't let the last bit put you off...

• me18/10/2009 at 23:42

only closer, cheaper, and with Croftie! and a crazy Lou... although don't let the last bit put you off...

is it wrong that i'm more tempted because croftie is there?

• Paul18/10/2009 at 23:42

is it wrong that i'm more tempted because croftie is there?

oooo. Man crush

• Paul18/10/2009 at 23:43

only closer, cheaper, and with Croftie! and a crazy Lou... although don't let the last bit put you off...

Do you have a "I supported him before all you lot" tshirt?

• Nick18/10/2009 at 23:43

is it wrong that i'm more tempted because croftie is there?

HA!

• lou18/10/2009 at 23:44

is it wrong that i'm more tempted because croftie is there?

hehe nope, i was hoping he'd help persuade you to come :P all i need is to get ted there too.... :P

• lou18/10/2009 at 23:44

Do you have a "I supported him before all you lot" tshirt?

no... but now i want one.

• Pat mobile18/10/2009 at 23:45

Looks like bt cut me off a day early! Hub detects line but adsl signal gone, aah dontcha love bt :) Think i'll call it a night, see you tuesday when i should be up and running!

• lou18/10/2009 at 23:45

oh and Jules may be there too. and maybe Jessica...

should be fun :)

• Nick18/10/2009 at 23:45

I am tempted to go, its about an hours drive....

• lou18/10/2009 at 23:45

Looks like bt cut me off a day early! Hub detects line but adsl signal gone, aah dontcha love bt :) Think i'll call it a night, see you tuesday when i should be up and running!

night Pat :)

• Paul18/10/2009 at 23:45

and Mr C needs a "I'm here for Croftie" tshirt.

• Nick18/10/2009 at 23:46

Looks like bt cut me off a day early! Hub detects line but adsl signal gone, aah dontcha love bt :) Think i'll call it a night, see you tuesday when i should be up and running!

Night, hope you survive tomorrow... its hard to be cut off!

• Pat mobile18/10/2009 at 23:48

Enjoy the jenson event, those going.

• Paul18/10/2009 at 23:49

Did Jenson get that private jet so he could come back and see Lou (and her groupies)?

• Daniel18/10/2009 at 23:49

oh and Jules may be there too. and maybe Jessica...

should be fun :)

Jules ? Techgeek and I are gonna go up, swap numbers then we can all meet up and form a sidepodcast force field to deter screaming girlies :-)

• Nick18/10/2009 at 23:53

and Mr C needs a "I'm here for Croftie" tshirt.

hahaha :D

with a big homemade "Go Croftie!" flag!

• lou18/10/2009 at 23:53

Did Jenson get that private jet so he could come back and see Lou (and her groupies)?

hehehe :D

• Paul18/10/2009 at 23:54

with a big homemade "Go Croftie!" flag!

LOL. I would love to see that.

• lou18/10/2009 at 23:54

Jules ? Techgeek and I are gonna go up, swap numbers then we can all meet up and form a sidepodcast force field to deter screaming girlies :-)

Jules is Jenson's PA :) you'll see me from a far ;) i'll be the one with a camera attached to her face and very much speechless :)

• Nick18/10/2009 at 23:55

Jules is Jenson's PA :) you'll see me from a far ;) i'll be the one with a camera attached to her face and very much speechless :)

Silent screaming?

• Nick18/10/2009 at 23:56

Who asked the questions in the press conference, wasnt james and didnt sound much like peter windsor?

• lou18/10/2009 at 23:57

Silent screaming?

if goodwood is anything to go by i'll be frozen with joy :)

anyways... it's nearly 1am, i've given up with doing anymore work, it's just not going to get done, i'll blame Jenson or something.. :P i have frees tomorrow so i'll do it then.

night everyone! what an incredible day!!!! xxx

• Nick18/10/2009 at 23:58

Who asked the questions in the press conference, wasnt james and didnt sound much like peter windsor?

might have been windsor...

• Nick18/10/2009 at 23:58

night everyone! what an incredible day!!!! xxx

Night!

• Daniel19/10/2009 at 00:02

Night folks, even though i'm still here :-)

• Jeremy19/10/2009 at 00:05

Who asked the questions in the press conference, wasnt james and didnt sound much like peter windsor?

It was definitely Peter Windsor

• Nick19/10/2009 at 00:09

It was definitely Peter Windsor

Yeah the first question sounded a bit different, guess James skipped that race too

• Nick19/10/2009 at 00:14

Yeah the first question sounded a bit different, guess James skipped that race too

Or he might have had a tight deadline, Joe mentioned on his blog that a lot of the european journalists missed his press conference because of their time constraints

• me19/10/2009 at 00:18

Or he might have had a tight deadline, Joe mentioned on his blog that a lot of the european journalists missed his press conference because of their time constraints

it was windsor after qually as well.

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 00:19

I am going to bed at a reasonable time for once. Good night all.

• me19/10/2009 at 00:19

I am going to bed at a reasonable time for once. Good night all.

night sir.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 00:19

I am going to bed at a reasonable time for once. Good night all.

Night Steven

• Nick19/10/2009 at 00:20

it was windsor after qually as well.

hmmm I wonder if it will be james next year or could we hear a new voice emerge?

• Nick19/10/2009 at 00:20

hmmm I wonder if it will be james next year or could we hear a new voice emerge?

*imagines EJ doing it*

• Nick19/10/2009 at 00:21

From sky news JYS: Ross is the best at what he does in the world

• me19/10/2009 at 00:22

From sky news JYS: Ross is the best at what he does in the world

agreed.

• Paul19/10/2009 at 00:30

From sky news JYS: Ross is the best at what he does in the world

That's hard to argue, he has the runs on the board. His teams do not seem to make many mistakes do they?

• Nick19/10/2009 at 00:35

A bit of a rhyme on the GP+ cover this week http://www.grandprixplus.com/

• me19/10/2009 at 00:35

if you haven't already, don't forget to add your thoughts on jenson's championship here:

http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/10/18/jenson-button-2009-f1-world-champion/

• me19/10/2009 at 00:36

A bit of a rhyme on the GP+ cover this week http://www.grandprixplus.com/

i approve.

• me19/10/2009 at 00:40

replay video now up here:

http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/10/18/live-paid-my-dues-time-after-time/

• Paul19/10/2009 at 00:42

replay video now up here:

Cooooool. I can watch the race again tonight, and then pretend the debrief is on. :D

Just like being there.

• me19/10/2009 at 00:43

Cooooool. I can watch the race again tonight, and then pretend the debrief is on. :D

Just like being there.

hehe. on that note, it must be time to sleep. thank you everybody for a brilliant weekend.

• Paul19/10/2009 at 00:43

I can't help thinking this year's world championships are all about last year.

I'll see if I can gather my thoughts and put them on the breakout thread.

• Paul19/10/2009 at 00:43

hehe. on that note, it must be time to sleep. thank you everybody for a brilliant weekend.

I wish I had been around for more of it.

Night!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 00:45

hehe. on that note, it must be time to sleep. thank you everybody for a brilliant weekend.

Thank you, the weekend has been amazing, but this site and the community has made it even better!

• Journeyer19/10/2009 at 01:40

Morning, everyone. Thanks for uploading the Ross interview, Lukeh. :D

• Nick19/10/2009 at 01:42

Morning, everyone. Thanks for uploading the Ross interview, Lukeh. :D

Morning J Think im about to head to bed im afraid!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 01:44
• Journeyer19/10/2009 at 01:45

Morning J Think im about to head to bed im afraid!

Sure, go ahead. I have some video-hunting to do anyhows - while listening to last night's replay.

• Daniel19/10/2009 at 02:57

I really am going to bed now, but not before I post this link to the Brawn BBC season highlight thingy with Embrace 'Ashes'.

http://bit.ly/1NV922

Edit: The link is being a bit gay and not working, so you'll just have to ctrl + c i'm afraid :-)

• F1Wolf19/10/2009 at 03:41

Button tried to repeat the the 2006 Hungaroring eyes, got close :-)

http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/1320718

• Journeyer19/10/2009 at 05:20

Good morning, everyone. :)

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 05:25

Good morning, everyone. :)

Morning Journeyer!

• Paul19/10/2009 at 05:29

Alex! You had champagne ready for Jenson?

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 05:47

Alex! You had champagne ready for Jenson?

I have Champagne every time the drivers world championship is decided and toast the world champion. A nice tradition I think. I have never filmed it before. And normally I don't let the cork go wizzing off like that. I was thinking of shaking it up but Katherine wouldn't let me!

• Journeyer19/10/2009 at 05:52

I have Champagne every time the drivers world championship is decided and toast the world champion. A nice tradition I think. I have never filmed it before. And normally I don't let the cork go wizzing off like that. I was thinking of shaking it up but Katherine wouldn't let me!

Ooh, fancy. :D

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 05:57

Ooh, fancy. :D

Here's me last year explaining my situation:

http://www.sidepodcast.com/2008/11/02/live-speechless-gonna-be-a-short-show/#comment-142262

• Nick19/10/2009 at 06:03

Morning! gah! I need to go back to bed!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 06:03

I have Champagne every time the drivers world championship is decided and toast the world champion. A nice tradition I think. I have never filmed it before. And normally I don't let the cork go wizzing off like that. I was thinking of shaking it up but Katherine wouldn't let me!

These rules!

• F1Wolf19/10/2009 at 06:06

Good morning, everyone.

good morning. and now time for lunch :-) everything is delayed after late F1 night :-)

• Nick19/10/2009 at 06:07

I see GP+ is ready... I had no idea joe was so involved with Jenson getting a drive!

The man seems to be secretly as powerfull as bernie!

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 06:15

Morning! gah! I need to go back to bed!

Morning - same here!

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 06:17

Just watching the live show replay. Shame I couldn't stick around for it.

I would just like to say... That wallpaper is MEGA!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 06:17

Morning - same here!

Fortunately i think i will have the opportunity to do so... this is not my hour!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 06:18

I found this... Old Norbert doesnt seem to miss a thing! pretty spooky!

Norbert Haug: So here are some unusual statistics to enjoy: for the second year in a row, car number 22, driven by an Englishman and powered by a Mercedes-Benz engine has finished fifth in Brazil to win the world championship - what an amazing list of coincidences!

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 06:20

I found this... Old Norbert doesnt seem to miss a thing! pretty spooky!

Norbert Haug: So here are some unusual statistics to enjoy: for the second year in a row, car number 22, driven by an Englishman and powered by a Mercedes-Benz engine has finished fifth in Brazil to win the world championship - what an amazing list of coincidences!

Conspiracy!

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 06:20

I would just like to say... That wallpaper is MEGA!

I really dislike that word ... the 'old' F1 Racing used to use it in ever sentence, it seems!

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 06:22

I really dislike that word ... the 'old' F1 Racing used to use it in ever sentence, it seems!

was Maurice Hamilton there then?

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 06:22

I really dislike that word ... the 'old' F1 Racing used to use it in ever sentence, it seems!

was Maurice Hamilton there then?

Can't remember sorry!

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 06:23

Hello everyone,

Sorry I miss the debrief, but I figure that I would comment for a few minutes before I head to bed. Has everyone gotten over their Button hangover?

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 06:25

Oh, I brewed a batch of English Bitter Ale today, I am think about naming it

Button Bitter but Ultimately Satisfying English Ale.

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 06:30

Some people have been saying that Toyota releasing Trulli and Glock at the same time means that they might not be in the sport next year. However it's important to remember that Toyota have a nuts driver policy which cannot be violated. I think they wanted Kobaiashi in the car as Nakajima won't be racing next year. Toyota's driver plan is that they must have 1 experienced race winning driver and one rookie. So while they want to replace Trulli, they are being forced into replacing Glock by their own silly rule.

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 06:35

Some people have been saying that Toyota releasing Trulli and Glock...

I don't get Toyota. If I were them, I would go with a Glock / Kobaiashi line-up.

I think they would be stupid to get rid of Glock, but if they do... the one name that is hanging out there is Heidfeld. I don't think he is sticking with Quadback (sp)

• Nick19/10/2009 at 06:37

Some people have been saying that Toyota releasing Trulli and Glock at the same time means that they might not be in the sport next year. However it's important to remember that Toyota have a nuts driver policy which cannot be violated. I think they wanted Kobaiashi in the car as Nakajima won't be racing next year. Toyota's driver plan is that they must have 1 experienced race winning driver and one rookie. So while they want to replace Trulli, they are being forced into replacing Glock by their own silly rule.

Does Heikki fit that, he has some experience now, he has won a race more by luck than skill #sorryamy I cant see how kimi is a real option unless Mclaren turn him down, so who on the market is left?

• Amy19/10/2009 at 06:41

I made it through the day like I hadn't been awake for 2.5 hours in the middle of the night, hooray!

And the weather is beautiful.

I have remembered why I came over here in the first place :D F1 tennis sunshine!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 06:44

I made it through the day like I hadn't been awake for 2.5 hours in the middle of the night, hooray!

And the weather is beautiful.

I have remembered why I came over here in the first place :D F1 tennis sunshine!

It is barely light and freezing cold here... i might need to head your way!

Button is on 7 of the ten biggest papers front pages this morning.

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 06:46

It is barely light and freezing cold here... i might need to head your way!

I hear ya, the rainy season just started around here.

I do have my former college roommate in Melbourne that I need to go visit.

• Amy19/10/2009 at 06:46

Button is on 7 of the ten biggest papers front pages this morning.

I didn't look at any of our papers today, I wonder if they went with Jenson or Mark for the sports front page :D

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 06:47

I made it through the day like I hadn't been awake for 2.5 hours in the middle of the night, hooray!

And the weather is beautiful.

I have remembered why I came over here in the first place :D F1 tennis sunshine!

It is barely light and freezing cold here... i might need to head your way!

Button is on 7 of the ten biggest papers front pages this morning.

It is so good to see F1 in the news for the right reasons again!

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 07:09

Button is on 7 of the ten biggest papers front pages this morning.

I didn't look at any of our papers today, I wonder if they went with Jenson or Mark for the sports front page :D

I'm just listening to the chequered flag podcast. It's really good today!

• Amy19/10/2009 at 07:38

If Rich is around, I took a photo of the Britten like he wanted. I felt super sneaky because I was breaking the 'no photos' rule.

The other rule on the sign said 'please only touch with your eyes' which sounds dangerous to me, theres lots of pokey out bits on a bike :D

• F1Wolf19/10/2009 at 07:44

Norbert Haug: So here are some unusual statistics to enjoy: for the second year in a row, car number 22, driven by an Englishman and powered by a Mercedes-Benz engine has finished fifth in Brazil to win the world championship - what an amazing list of coincidences!

that is interesting coincidence

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 07:48

If Rich is around, I took a photo of the Britten like he wanted. I felt super sneaky because I was breaking the 'no photos' rule.

The other rule on the sign said 'please only touch with your eyes' which sounds dangerous to me, theres lots of pokey out bits on a bike :D

Still in the same place then?

Amy, when did you go to Te Papa?

• Amy19/10/2009 at 07:50

Amy, when did you go to Te Papa?

when I had 5 hours to kill in Wellington on Tuesday :D

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 07:51

Amy, when did you go to Te Papa?

when I had 5 hours to kill in Wellington on Tuesday :D

Ah OK - my dad went on Friday, you see. He apparently flouted the no cameras rule using a trick from 'Ronin' - he pretended to show Mum pics of the bits he could take when he was actually taking pics of the forbidden bit!

• Amy19/10/2009 at 07:53

Ah OK - my dad went on Friday, you see. He apparently flouted the no cameras rule using a trick from 'Ronin' - he pretended to show Mum pics of the bits he could take when he was actually taking pics of the forbidden bit!

heh very nice. The security guard was pretty lax in the F1 exhibit he said 'you can only take photos of the cars, but I don't know why' and then proceeded to turn a blind eye to everyone taking photos of everything else.

Did your dad get a $10 down from$43 childs Heikki hat too? ;)

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 07:54

heh very nice. The security guard was pretty lax in the F1 exhibit he said 'you can only take photos of the cars, but I don't know why' and then proceeded to turn a blind eye to everyone taking photos of everything else.

Did your dad get a $10 down from$43 childs Heikki hat too? ;)

Same guy that spoke to Dad then...

If I had known about the merchandise, I would have asked...

• Amy19/10/2009 at 07:58

If I had known about the merchandise, I would have asked...

for some reason the actual merchandise at the exhibit was rubbish but then at the kids Te Papa shop on another floor they had heaps of stuff. As well as my kids hat my brother got a really good book of Motorsport photography for $15 when the RRP was around$50

• Christine19/10/2009 at 08:25

Morning all. Good news! I found my coat.

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 08:26

Morning all. Good news! I found my coat.

Morning.

Where was it? Somewhere random or obvious?

• Christine19/10/2009 at 08:28

Where was it? Somewhere random or obvious?

It was a bit random, although I remember thinking at the time that I would be much more likely to find it there. D'oh!

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 08:31

Where was it? Somewhere random or obvious?

It was a bit random, although I remember thinking at the time that I would be much more likely to find it there. D'oh!

On a tagnet, I love the phrase "That's the last place I would have looked for it" - implying that someone would continue looking for it after they found it? Crazyness!

• Christine19/10/2009 at 08:32

On a tagnet, I love the phrase "That's the last place I would have looked for it" - implying that someone would continue looking for it after they found it? Crazyness!

It's ALWAYS in the last place you look :)

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 08:33

On a tagnet, I love the phrase "That's the last place I would have looked for it" - implying that someone would continue looking for it after they found it? Crazyness!

It's ALWAYS in the last place you look :)

It's sort of a tautology, isn't it?

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 09:05

It's sort of a tautology, isn't it?

What a stupid statement - "Sort of always true"? That's like saying "Black is sort of not white" - Languauge Fail :(

• F1Wolf19/10/2009 at 09:11

there are happy birthday Heikki messages on Twitter

• Christine19/10/2009 at 09:21

A man just came round testing the fire alarms. He sprayed it with something then wafted a piece of paper at it. I don't feel very reassured!

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 09:24

A man just came round testing the fire alarms. He sprayed it with something then wafted a piece of paper at it. I don't feel very reassured!

Does he have fire ina can?

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 09:25

If Rich is around, I took a photo of the Britten like he wanted. I felt super sneaky because I was breaking the 'no photos' rule.

The other rule on the sign said 'please only touch with your eyes' which sounds dangerous to me, theres lots of pokey out bits on a bike :D

Did you take a picture of you and the egg?

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 09:25

A man just came round testing the fire alarms. He sprayed it with something then wafted a piece of paper at it. I don't feel very reassured!

They did that the other week here - apparently it's a substance that changes the density of the air or something...

• Christine19/10/2009 at 09:26

Does he have fire ina can?

Oooh, how cool would that be??

• Christine19/10/2009 at 09:27

Oooh, how cool would that be??

Actually it would be quite hot.

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 09:28

Morning all. Good news! I found my coat.

Woohoo!

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 09:33

Morning!! am back in wycombe after a 2 1/4 hour train journey. funnnn

• F1Wolf19/10/2009 at 09:39

not sure how long will it take Bernie to take the videos down, but here is SUT vs TRU and RAI vs FIRE

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

• Journeyer19/10/2009 at 09:45

Norbert Haug: So here are some unusual statistics to enjoy: for the second year in a row, car number 22, driven by an Englishman and powered by a Mercedes-Benz engine has finished fifth in Brazil to win the world championship - what an amazing list of coincidences!

And beaten a Brazilian in the process.

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 09:46

Norbert Haug: So here are some unusual statistics to enjoy: for the second year in a row, car number 22, driven by an Englishman and powered by a Mercedes-Benz engine has finished fifth in Brazil to win the world championship - what an amazing list of coincidences!

And beaten a Brazilian in the process.

On a Sunday in October too! Wow!

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 09:53

On a Sunday in October too! Wow!

I believe it was actually November - soz ;)

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 09:53

On a Sunday in October too! Wow!

I believe it was actually November - soz ;)

CONSPIRACY!

• Alison19/10/2009 at 09:56

Oh my gosh. I have just finished watching the race. I'm really sorry I missed watching it with you guys. I thought it was very exciting :)

• Alison19/10/2009 at 10:01

I thought Kovalainen was of particular amusement. I can't believe he set Kimi on fire!!

• Jeremy19/10/2009 at 10:08

I thought Kovalainen was of particular amusement. I can't believe he set Kimi on fire!!

He seems to be so much less damaging to his mechanics than others who have taken their fuel hose with them :)

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 10:24

Hullo :)

• Christine19/10/2009 at 10:26

Hullo :)

Morning Lukeh!

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 10:29

Morning Lukeh!

How is everyone this morning?

• Christine19/10/2009 at 10:31

How is everyone this morning?

I am pretty sleepy! How are you?

• F1Wolf19/10/2009 at 10:33

Cosworth for Williams next year Autosport reports

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 10:34

I am pretty sleepy! How are you?

It's a monday morning, its allowed ;)

I'm pretty good thanks, although most of our lecture about databases was about supermarkets which reminded me of work... silly uni. Boo to you database thingy.

• Alison19/10/2009 at 10:35

I'm very cheery. I've decided not to go to work this morning :P so that's awesome!

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 10:37

I'm very cheery. I've decided not to go to work this morning :P so that's awesome!

Extended weekend ftw!

• Alison19/10/2009 at 10:39

Extended weekend ftw!

I didn't have the weekend off but erm yeah :P

I think I'll finish my project tonight. I've got tomorrow off then I've got my replacements starting on Wednesday so that should spread the workload a bit. I'm looking forward to training them up and getting out of there.

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 10:45

I think I'll finish my project tonight. I've got tomorrow off then I've got my replacements starting on Wednesday so that should spread the workload a bit. I'm looking forward to training them up and getting out of there.

I've just been given my C++ artificial assignment project brieifing now funnily enough as you mention projects.

That sound you just heard is my mind screaming in fear. Eek.

• Alison19/10/2009 at 10:47

That sound you just heard is my mind screaming in fear. Eek.

Booooo! Projects suck!!

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 10:51

Booooo! Projects suck!!

*blames EJ*

• me19/10/2009 at 11:01

damnit, i missed morning.

#blamespc

• Christine19/10/2009 at 11:01

damnit, i missed morning.

Only by a minute though.

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 11:02

damnit, i missed morning.

morning is overrated :P

• Alison19/10/2009 at 11:02

damnit, i missed morning.

Good afternoon :P

• Kathi19/10/2009 at 11:03

we have snow - but only a little bit #blamesglobalwarming

• Christine19/10/2009 at 11:29

Have updated the Title Suggestions page on the wiki, to bring it all into the same page and make it a bit more accessible.

Scanning through it, my god we say some ridiculous stuff!

My favourite potential title of all time, though, is: “We do a show about F1 and we know nothing.”

Fact!

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 11:30

Scanning through it, my god we say some ridiculous stuff!

Ridiculous but awesome :D

• Paul19/10/2009 at 11:31

My favourite potential title of all time, though, is: “We do a show about F1 and we know nothing.”

You know pandas - right?

• Jeremy19/10/2009 at 11:41

My favourite potential title of all time, though, is: “We do a show about F1 and we know nothing.”

said in the voice of that guy in that show... you know the one... Hogans Heroes!

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 13:00

Afternoon everyone... I am hoping for a MEGA afternoon.

#sorrygavin

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 13:11

Afternoon everyone... I am hoping for a MEGA afternoon.

#sorrygavin

I hope that whatever MEGA things you have going are totally MEGA and that your afternoon is just MEGA.

Yours MEGA-ly

MEGA Goat

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 13:13

I hope that whatever MEGA things you have going are totally MEGA and that your afternoon is just MEGA.

MEGAblastic response Gavin :)

I'm just trying to help Christine bring MEGA back :)

• Christine19/10/2009 at 13:14

Afternoon everyone... I am hoping for a MEGA afternoon.

It would be much better if they called themselves Campos MEGA.

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 13:14

It would be much better if they called themselves Campos MEGA.

Very MEGA point Christine!

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 13:19

PS. If you keep Pandas in bags I'm not sure you'll get the German airport people to let you have the one I got stuck there. I'm afraid.

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 13:21

Heart Lou saying I'm on top of the moon and I'm over the ahhh!

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 13:22

#MFC (Maybe?) Here is a link to a graph of fastest download speed offered vs. monthly costs for world wide ISP's - from BOL 1086...

I am on TDC which I think is referred to as "Dansk Bredbånd!" - It's very fast (Not Finnish) but in terms of price, bit misleading to call it expensive as although the cost of living is higher here, so are the wages.

My old ISP (Telecom NZ) was heaps slower and although it is supposedly cheap, it felt more expensive compared to how much I earned...

Anybody care to tell me who they are with? (Kathi especially...)

• Christine19/10/2009 at 13:29

PS. If you keep Pandas in bags I'm not sure you'll get the German airport people to let you have the one I got stuck there. I'm afraid.

I know. I sort of failed in my capacity as a panda keeper right then and there.

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 13:30

I know. I sort of failed in my capacity as a panda keeper right then and there.

I think you could claim that it depends on what kind of Panda it is!

• Kathi19/10/2009 at 13:31

Anybody care to tell me who they are with? (Kathi especially...)

My internet comes out of a socket in the wall.

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 13:32

You may know about this... But something rather random seems to have happened with the Jenson Button post... Even if you go for a 404 page... http://www.sidepodcast.com/fds it still appears. Random!?!?

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 13:33

You may know about this... But something rather random seems to have happened with the Jenson Button post... Even if you go for a 404 page... http://www.sidepodcast.com/fds it still appears. Random!?!?

"I'm the 404 page, baby!"

• Journeyer19/10/2009 at 13:33

You may know about this... But something rather random seems to have happened with the Jenson Button post... Even if you go for a 404 page... http://www.sidepodcast.com/fds it still appears. Random!?!?

No wonder it shows up on the top of every page that shows posts. Note that this dummy post is unable to show the number of comments.

This might be a work in progress as the homepage is updated.

• Christine19/10/2009 at 13:34

You may know about this... But something rather random seems to have happened with the Jenson Button post... Even if you go for a 404 page... http://www.sidepodcast.com/fds it still appears. Random!?!?

Can't get nothing past you lot, can we?

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 13:39

Can't get nothing past you lot, can we?

Nope... the problem is that I can't type... Or spell "playground" apparently ;)

• Christine19/10/2009 at 13:39

I like buzz kill Bernie: "Well, he's not world champion until the end of November when the FIA announce it. He's got enough points, if everything else is alright, to be world champion and he deserves it too. He did a good job."

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 13:39

I like buzz kill Bernie: "Well, he's not world champion until the end of November when the FIA announce it. He's got enough points, if everything else is alright, to be world champion and he deserves it too. He did a good job."

Really great quote!

• Kathi19/10/2009 at 13:42

My internet comes out of a socket in the wall.

this one to be precise.

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 13:42

I like buzz kill Bernie: "Well, he's not world champion until the end of November when the FIA announce it. He's got enough points, if everything else is alright, to be world champion and he deserves it too. He did a good job."

He really support abu dhabi doesn't he...

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 13:44

this one to be precise.

:)

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 13:50

Did people see this quote:

Jenson was the guy I wanted to be, the one we all wanted to be. He was the best - that was how he was seen - Lewis Hamilton

From here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8312844.stm

• Journeyer19/10/2009 at 13:53

Did people see this quote:

I was honestly pretty shocked when I saw that. But, yeah, there ya go.

• me19/10/2009 at 13:54

No wonder it shows up on the top of every page that shows posts. Note that this dummy post is unable to show the number of comments.

short term thing. basically we looked at the site last night, and the most prominent feature was christine sitting in front of some rather bright walllpaper.

it didn't exactly scream "jenson wins championship".

in the past we could've forward-dated the post to make it sit at the top (homepage is simply a list of date-ordered posts). but the daily post has actually screwed that plan, because wordpress builds the url path from the published date, and it would've had to have changed in order to "jump" the daily and sit at the top.

amazingly we didn't realise that until yesterday, almost a year after the daily was introduced, so i guess we haven't had to bump a post in a while.

anyhow. long story short is wordpress sucks, so i copied some html into the main template for the day, in order that i might get some sleep.

• me19/10/2009 at 13:54

this one to be precise.

:D

• me19/10/2009 at 13:56

Nope... the problem is that I can't type... Or spell "playground" apparently ;)

there's a shortcut on the homepage.

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 13:57

in the past we could've forward-dated the post to make it sit at the top (homepage is simply a list of date-ordered posts). but the daily post has actually screwed that plan, because wordpress builds the url path from the published date, and it would've had to have changed in order to "jump" the daily and sit at the top.

I noticed that problem with one of my blog posts - I wanted to change the date, but then the date in the address would be wrong - and if I changed that I wold have to go to the many places where I plug my blog and re-post the link. Not worth the effort!

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 13:58

Did people see this quote:

Was Lewis sober when he said that? Or was he talking about karting?

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 13:59

Did people see this quote:

Was Lewis sober when he said that? Or was he talking about karting?

Perhaps he just wants to be popular again?

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 14:00

long story short is wordpress sucks

All you needed to say ;)

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 14:01

there's a shortcut on the homepage.

Aha!

• Journeyer19/10/2009 at 14:01

anyhow. long story short is wordpress sucks, so i copied some html into the main template for the day, in order that i might get some sleep.

ahh. something to consider then for the new homepage.

• Journeyer19/10/2009 at 14:02

Jenson was the guy I wanted to be, the one we all wanted to be. He was the best - that was how he was seen - Lewis Hamilton

Replace Jenson with Ayrton...

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 14:02

Perhaps he just wants to be popular again?

It sounds to me something he would say if he was asked about when he first knew of Jenson which would have been when he was starting karting and Jenson was one of the very best guys in the sport. I can't imagine he is talking about Jenson in F1.

• me19/10/2009 at 14:03

ahh. something to consider then for the new homepage.

considered and solved. more on that soon.

you have no idea how frustrating it is having had to move at such an inconvenient time. it's like the world doesn't want us to have a new homepage :)

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 14:05

you have no idea how frustrating it is having had to move at such an inconvenient time. it's like the world doesn't want us to have a new homepage :)

*shakes fist at the world*

That'll show them

• me19/10/2009 at 14:06

That'll show them

thankinya ;)

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 14:08

ahh. something to consider then for the new homepage.

considered and solved. more on that soon.

you have no idea how frustrating it is having had to move at such an inconvenient time. it's like the world doesn't want us to have a new homepage :)

Will the new homepage be MEGA?

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 14:08

That'll show them

Good work there :)

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 14:10

Good work there :)

It was quite MEGA if i may say so myself

• me19/10/2009 at 14:10

All you needed to say ;)

am thinking that ought to be one of the random taglines!

• Christine19/10/2009 at 14:10

Will the new homepage be MEGA?

The new homepage will be über-MEGA.

• RubberGoat (Gavin Brown)19/10/2009 at 14:11

Will the new homepage be MEGA?

The new homepage will be über-MEGA.

MEGA-MEGA?

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 14:16

MEGA-MEGA?

Campos MEGA

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 14:16

The new homepage will be über-MEGA.

I love that phrase. I am going to start using über-MEGA

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 14:17

Campos MEGA

Probably more Campos Meh

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 14:18

am thinking that ought to be one of the random taglines!

I also quite like Sidepodcast - All you needed to say

• me19/10/2009 at 14:19

I also quite like Sidepodcast - All you needed to say

hehe. gets my vote.

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 14:19

MEGA-MEGA?

I have an urge to play a Megadrive now

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 14:20

We have the wonderful product "Websense" here which makes sure that you don't look at anything naughty. For reasons best known to itself it has decided that a) twitters css page - but not the site itself should be block d and b) Sidepodcast wiki's css page - but not the site itself should be blocked.

To say the sites are a bit hard to navigate with no CSS is quite an understatement!

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 14:32

I brought some chocolates back from Paris:

http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-315

Three are 4 left after the gannets in my office have been at them. Let me know which one you want :)

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 14:33

Three are 4 left after the gannets in my office have been at them. Let me know which one you want :)

I want the red one!! If it has no nuts in...

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 14:34

I want the red one!! If it has no nuts in...

Fine Milk chocolate with a smooth melting center apparently. So you're good.

• Christine19/10/2009 at 14:36

I brought some chocolates back from Paris:

Mmmmm, Lindt.

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 14:36

Mmmmm, Lindt.

Better go quick Christine... I'd guess the white chocolate for you?

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 14:37

Better go quick Christine... I'd guess the white chocolate for you?

Fine white chocolate, praline with hazelnut pieces.

• Christine19/10/2009 at 14:37

Better go quick Christine... I'd guess the white chocolate for you?

Go on then :)

• Nick19/10/2009 at 14:37

good afternoon all... I hear Button is still world champion!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 14:41

I see not only are williams going with cosworth, but that they have been allowed to retune the engine too http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/79615

• me19/10/2009 at 14:46

I see not only are williams going with cosworth, but that they have been allowed to retune the engine too http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/79615

"The tweaks could help ensure Cosworth's engine is competitive throughout 2010"

yup. won't make them reliable though.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 14:47

we have snow - but only a little bit #blamesglobalwarming

Ooh snow....

• Kathi19/10/2009 at 14:49

Ooh snow....

no more snow :(

snow gone

• Nick19/10/2009 at 14:49

yup. won't make them reliable though.

Or nececarily fuel efficient either... Looks like williams are in rough shape financially, with all the new teams I cant help but think they may have been better to stick it out with the toys

• Nick19/10/2009 at 14:50

no more snow :(

snow gone

Booo...

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 15:17

While people have been faffing the blue one has gone here in the office...

Only the square dark one is left now...

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 15:18

I should be able to post the chocs off later... I have my addresses...

Lukeh

Wales

Christine

c/o Her Mother in Laws

• Christine19/10/2009 at 15:20

I should be able to post the chocs off later... I have my addresses...

You might need to courier them, though. Royal Mail are a bit of an unmentionable round here :)

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 15:23

I should be able to post the chocs off later... I have my addresses...

I'll be waving on top of snowdon. I'm sure you'll see me, unless you go to the beach you was at before and I'll be just across the water!

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 15:24

Also I think I finally understand google reader's awesomeness.

• Christine19/10/2009 at 15:24

Also I think I finally understand google reader's awesomeness.

YAY!

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 15:26

You might need to courier them, though. Royal Mail are a bit of an unmentionable round here :)

I would use courier but I think Mr C restricts us to Ariel ;)

It took quite a lot of Font to Type that joke ;)

Oh dear.

• Christine19/10/2009 at 15:27

Oh dear.

It's bad when even you know it's bad. ;)

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 15:27

YAY!

It's amazing how much easier it's been to keep up with news actually. Usually I'd be coming home and scouraging through hundreds of stuff, giving up quickly and it's just a single login away.

So yeah... It;s definitely impressed me with the whole portability of it. :D

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 15:32

It's bad when even you know it's bad. ;)

I know! Terrible!

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 15:33

So yeah... It;s definitely impressed me with the whole portability of it. :D

Now we just need to work on Mr C ;)

• me19/10/2009 at 15:34

Now we just need to work on Mr C ;)

am fine with my desktop reader thankinyamuchly.

• me19/10/2009 at 15:35

for lukeh - just doing some vanity searching on itunes, and saw this review title:

http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/brawnsomeness-png

i like that it's catching on.

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 15:39

i like that it's catching on.

Excellent! :D

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 15:45

And we have a winner...

A college just asked me... Could you have a look at this on my computer, something seems to have gone wrong... Have you tried calling the helpdesk I ask hopefully? But... Please Alex... Alright. I am so glad I went and looked.

Him: Somebody has e-mailed me a pdf but when I click on it, it doesn't work.

Me: Right

Him: Yeah it's quite weird because the email is in a pdf, but the pdf isn't in the e-mail.

I'm thinking: What?

I get there. The person who has sent the e-mail has:

1) Created a pdf document

2) Attached it to an e-mail

3) Printed the e-mail to pdf

4) Sent to my colleague the pdf of the e-mail, that just has an icon of the pdf as a picture in it now.

Whoops.

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 15:48

1) Created a pdf document

2) Attached it to an e-mail

3) Printed the e-mail to pdf

4) Sent to my colleague the pdf of the e-mail, that just has an icon of the pdf as a picture in it now.

*untangles mind*

How on earth?!

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 15:49

How on earth?!

I don't know... But my colleague kept double clicking on the picture of the pdf icon and it didn't matter how many times he did it. It still didn't open - unsurprisingly.

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 15:50

I don't know... But my colleague kept double clicking on the picture of the pdf icon and it didn't matter how many times he did it. It still didn't open - unsurprisingly.

Awww.. :P

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 15:52

Awww.. :P

I had to say to him that I think he better ask for it again... But slightly different.

• me19/10/2009 at 15:54

I don't know... But my colleague kept double clicking on the picture of the pdf icon and it didn't matter how many times he did it. It still didn't open - unsurprisingly.

must've been a windup, right?

• Nick19/10/2009 at 15:56

I find his picture very telling http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/1320755

• Nick19/10/2009 at 15:57

I find his picture very telling http://www.aut.../photo.php/id/1320755

Its the only shot of the brawn senior management on their own with the drivers i have seen

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 15:59

must've been a windup, right?

I am afraid not :(

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 15:59

Its the only shot of the brawn senior management on their own with the drivers i have seen

Technically Norbert isn't yet part of the senior management!

• Journeyer19/10/2009 at 16:02

For Lou:

http://www.henrilloydstore.com/microsite/category.asp?cat_id=312

Brawn Champions merch up now.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 16:05

Technically Norbert isn't yet part of the senior management!

exactly, he was conspicuous by his presence!

• Journeyer19/10/2009 at 16:07

Brawn Champions merch up now.

And... it's pretty disappointing, I think. It's mostly the same merch with an additional Champions logo.

The polo shirt is still tempting, though. :D

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 16:10

Technically Norbert isn't yet part of the senior management!

Not yet at least...

• Nick19/10/2009 at 16:12

Button... he party's hard: http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKLJ05450320091019

• Nick19/10/2009 at 16:14

And... it's pretty disappointing, I think. It's mostly the same merch with an additional Champions logo.

Its Rrrrrealy Rrrrrrrrrrrrrubish!

• Journeyer19/10/2009 at 16:17

Button... he party's hard: http://uk.reut.../idUKLJ05450320091019

Well, to be fair to Jenson, he has to rush off to the UK in the morning. :D

Deja-vu moment for me just now...

• Nick19/10/2009 at 16:19

Well, to be fair to Jenson, he has to rush off to the UK in the morning. :D

i bet he was sat in his room re watching the race and reading every newspaper report he could find!

• Journeyer19/10/2009 at 16:20

i bet he was sat in his room re watching the race and reading every newspaper report he could find!

:D Article says he called Jessy, then his mom.

Jenson, always one for the ladies in his life. ;)

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 16:21

Button... he party's hard: http://uk.reut.../idUKLJ05450320091019

Another reason why we should have the season end in Brazil versus Abu Dubai... the people in Brazil know how to party and you can actually get a drink.

• Journeyer19/10/2009 at 16:21

Does anyone have a link to Jake's interview with Jenson in the Brawn garage?

• Nick19/10/2009 at 16:22

Another reason why we should have the season end in Brazil versus Abu Dubai... the people in Brazil know how to party and you can actually get a drink.

Huh?

• Nick19/10/2009 at 16:24

Another reason why we should have the season end in Brazil versus Abu Dubai... the people in Brazil know how to party and you can actually get a drink.

Thats about as silly as saying they shouldnt have a gp in america because so many people there have guns and they are always shooting each other.

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 16:29

Thats about as silly as saying they shouldnt have a gp in america because so many people there have guns and they are always shooting each other.

I think you misconstrued what I said. I don't deny them the right to hold a GP or the constitution of the people in the UAE to ban drink, all I am saying is that if I wanted to win the championship, I would want to win it in Brazil because I get the feeling it would more fun in a way. Just like I rather go a race in Montreal vs. going to a race in Indy because the crowd is better.

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 16:32

"The tweaks could help ensure Cosworth's engine is competitive throughout 2010"

So if they were going to start an advertising campaign, would the tagline be:

Cosworth: The FIA's choice.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 16:33

I think you misconstrued what I said. I don't deny them the right to hold a GP or the constitution of the people in the UAE to ban drink, all I am saying is that if I wanted to win the championship, I would want to win it in Brazil because I get the feeling it would more fun in a way. Just like I rather go a race in Montreal vs. going to a race in Indy because the crowd is better.

But you can drink in the UAE! (6 of the 7 emirates) And the whole point of that article was that he didnt go out and party, he just went to his hotel room.

\to be fair i think you are right, abu dhabi isnt exactly known as party city like Dubai is. But I expect they will have all the events companies from Dubai up there who are defiantly some of the best in the world

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 16:38

But you can drink in the UAE! (6 of the 7 emirates) And the whole point of that article was that he didnt go out and party, he just went to his hotel room.

Sorry, my mistake. I always forget which emirates you can and can't do that sort of thing in the middle. I thought that Abu Dubai was in one of areas which you couldn't. Lack of due diligence on my part. Sorry about that.

Regarding Button, I get the feeling that the title was more of a relief then a celebration for him.

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 16:43

But you can drink in the UAE! (6 of the 7 emirates) And the whole point of that article was that he didnt go out and party, he just went to his hotel room.

Sorry, my mistake. I always forget which emirates you can and can't do that sort of thing in the middle. I thought that Abu Dubai was in one of areas which you couldn't. Lack of due diligence on my part. Sorry about that.

Regarding Button, I get the feeling that the title was more of a relief then a celebration for him.

Qatar is the really strict one...

• me19/10/2009 at 16:48

the whole point of that article was that he didnt go out and party, he just went to his hotel room.

lewis did something similar. one drink all night.

f1 drivers need to learn how to celebrate.

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 16:54

f1 drivers need to learn how to celebrate.

We need James Hunt's spirit to come back, maybe Kimi needs to take these guys out on the town and show them how it is done?

• me19/10/2009 at 16:54

We need James Hunt's spirit to come back, maybe Kimi needs to take these guys out on the town and show them how it is done?

i don't remember how he celebrated in brazil. anyone else?

• RG19/10/2009 at 17:00

Hello, hello.

Hows the world?

• me19/10/2009 at 17:00

Hows the world?

i'm over it.

;)

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 17:01

i don't remember how he celebrated in brazil. anyone else?

I can't remember but based on his reputation and a gorilla suit, I imagine he had a good time.

Actually in the bigger picture, is Kimi the only one left in the paddock who allegedly still knows how to party? I hate to say it but the grid might be just a bunch of dullards at the moment.

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 17:02

Actually in the bigger picture, is Kimi the only one left in the paddock who allegedly still knows how to party? I hate to say it but the grid might be just a bunch of dullards at the moment.

Maybe Vettel and Webber, but that just goes with the reputation of Red Bull.

• Adie19/10/2009 at 17:07

Evening everyone! How are you all?

I'm a damn sight more sober than last night, and the wine-fuelled voicemail I left for the SPC crew :D

Mondays as a whole suck, but today was a good day!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 17:12

Sorry, my mistake. I always forget which emirates you can and can't do that sort of thing in the middle. I thought that Abu Dubai was in one of areas which you couldn't. Lack of due diligence on my part. Sorry about that.

No worries. It is a bit of a pet peve of mine, people seem to think that the UAE is saudi arabia, when in reality it is nothing like it.

All of the Gulf states generaly allow alcohol for visitors, the notable exception being sharjah in the UAE (although there is one bar there in a rugby club) and Kuwait. Although there are often complex rules and need for permits in the other places you can buy alcohol.

Qatar is the really strict one...

Qatar is not too strict, alcohol is legal, however you do need a liquor licence, and they keep saying bars will be for tourists and members only but it never happens

• Nick19/10/2009 at 17:15

f1 drivers need to learn how to celebrate.

I guess maybe he didnt want to over do it whilst still in season, perhaps a big blow out in monaco after the next race?

• lou19/10/2009 at 17:19

Hello everyone :D

• Adie19/10/2009 at 17:21

Hello everyone :D

Evening Lou. How are you feeling tonight?

I've enjoyed watching various F1 forums implode today :D And not one bit of much deserved gloating from me either!!!

• lou19/10/2009 at 17:22

Evening Lou. How are you feeling tonight?

i'm still very hyper i'm afraid. i've been in a super mood all day! i keep being given funny looks cause i can't stop smiling :)

• Nick19/10/2009 at 17:27

i'm still very hyper i'm afraid. i've been in a super mood all day! i keep being given funny looks cause i can't stop smiling :)

Hehe, people suspecting you have been on the pimms and rose again? :D

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 17:28

Qatar is the really strict one...

Qatar is not too strict, alcohol is legal, however you do need a liquor licence, and they keep saying bars will be for tourists and members only but it never happens

Ah but therein lies the rub - only the posh expensive hotels get the liquor licence!

Also, you can't eat during the day during Ramadan (you have to eat in a private lunch room), the locals don't mix with the foreigners and petty little stuff like my mate who got his poker set confiscated...

• Nick19/10/2009 at 17:28

More footage of cars going round at yas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI7OuCriyu8

Apparently the track wasnt cheap!

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 17:28

Evening Lou. How are you feeling tonight?

i'm still very hyper i'm afraid. i've been in a super mood all day! i keep being given funny looks cause i can't stop smiling :)

Good you for :D

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 17:28

Howdy all

i'm still very hyper i'm afraid. i've been in a super mood all day! i keep being given funny looks cause i can't stop smiling :)

I also got funny looks, but it may have had something to do with wearing this...

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 17:29

More footage of cars going round at yas http://www.you...m/watch?v=hI7OuCriyu8

Apparently the track wasnt cheap!

How does the guy in the back see anything?

• Nick19/10/2009 at 17:30

Also, you can't eat during the day during Ramadan (you have to eat in a private lunch room), the locals don't mix with the foreigners and petty little stuff like my mate who got his poker set confiscated...

Ramadan rule is same in dubai apart from in hotels, although it seems to be a lot more lax than it used to be.

Locals dont mix with most foreiners in most places in that region, you have to make an effort, but its worth it once you do.

Gambling is illegal so its not that suprisng they confiscate the equipment!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 17:31

How does the guy in the back see anything?

I have always wondered that when i see those 2 seaters!

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 17:31

Also, you can't eat during the day during Ramadan (you have to eat in a private lunch room), the locals don't mix with the foreigners and petty little stuff like my mate who got his poker set confiscated...

Ramadan rule is same in dubai apart from in hotels, although it seems to be a lot more lax than it used to be.

Locals dont mix with most foreiners in most places in that region, you have to make an effort, but its worth it once you do.

Gambling is illegal so its not that suprisng they confiscate the equipment!

Still though, that's quite strict I reckon!

• RG19/10/2009 at 17:31

More footage of cars going round at yas http://www.you...m/watch?v=hI7OuCriyu8

Apparently the track wasnt cheap!

Looks like a very nice track. Not sure why, but reminds me of Paul Ricard?

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 17:32

More footage of cars going round at yas http://www.you...m/watch?v=hI7OuCriyu8

Apparently the track wasnt cheap!

Looks like a very nice track. Not sure why, but reminds me of Paul Ricard?

Cause of all the permutations and tarmac runoffs?

• me19/10/2009 at 17:33

that's gotta be embedded, cheers nick:

• Nick19/10/2009 at 17:34

Still though, that's quite strict I reckon!

Go to saudi! Thats crazy in comparison.

One thing that struck me whewn i used to visit the UK when i was younger is how paranoid everyone is here.

Over there we never used to lock doors or windows unless we were away for a while, even now you will frequently see cars parked outside a shops with keys in the ignition to keep the A/C running.

The rules might be stricter but in many ways it is more about common sense and respect. As long as you are aware of whats acceptable and what isnt its pretty easy to avoid any trouble

• RG19/10/2009 at 17:35

Cause of all the permutations and tarmac runoffs?

Possibly.

Little thing inside me is looking forward to this race.

• Adie19/10/2009 at 17:35

Right, I need to dash. I have a days worth of stories to write and they won't do it themselves sadly.

Laters!

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 17:37

As i was going through London this morning i caught sight of many different papers and as expected....they all had cheesy Brawn related headlines.

Booo

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 17:38

As i was going through London this morning i caught sight of many different papers and as expected....they all had cheesy Brawn related headlines.

Booo

At least F1 was in the news for the right reasons for once...

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 17:39

At least F1 was in the news for the right reasons for once...

You raise a good point!

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 17:39

Laters!

See ya Adie.

At least F1 was in the news for the right reasons for once...

Second. It beats having Max, Flavio, or Bernie in the headlines.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 17:40

More Yas.

These pictures were taken 500 days apart

Before: http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/465/dsc00014za.jpg

Add $1,500,000,000 = http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5690/p1040592.jpg • RG19/10/2009 at 17:41 More Yas. I do like how little run off there is. • Rich19/10/2009 at 17:42 If Rich is around, I took a photo of the Britten like he wanted. I felt super sneaky because I was breaking the ‘no photos’ rule. The other rule on the sign said ‘please only touch with your eyes’ which sounds dangerous to me, theres lots of pokey out bits on a bike :D Thanks Amy for the photo, I am around now, but was not around over the weekend - I only got to see the last bit of the race. Really pleased for Jenson, but my dog has hardly stopped barking cos she has always been a Jenson fan with proof that she is/was on his website with a fan photo. Back to the Britten - absolutely stunning. That is not the first sneaky photo I got today. My section of our Department is moving into a brand new custom designed offices in absolutely brand new and huge Life Science building come 1 December (theoretically). My section is the sixth (top floor) and even though it was essentially my design that I managed to persuade the architects to draw the plans around I have not been given permission to see the facility (our hierarchy). Essentially its a lab for research and instruction consisting of a total 90 workstations most of which are located in a large open office space with surrounding specialist offices at the edges. I happen to know the contractor doing the network cabling and he has sneaked some photos through. I am really excited since the architect did sneak me an artist impression in about Jan this year and it has passing resemblance unlike the outside. Our university is incredibly boring and staid so it is surprising it got built with such a radical design. No straight lines of computer work benches here and almost an industrial chic appearance. • Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 17:45 Looks like a very nice track. Not sure why, but reminds me of Paul Ricard? These pictures were taken 500 days apart It certainly looks impressive. It also certainly looks like a better set up then its' neighbor in Bahrain. • me19/10/2009 at 17:49 • Rich19/10/2009 at 17:51 It certainly looks impressive. It also certainly looks like a better set up then its' neighbor in Bahrain. I was quite impressed with YouTube video of Brunno driving around - but the pitlane (especially the exit) looks scary. I still have not taken in the cost - our new science building I am moving into cost$500 000 and its so gianormous that builders call it mothership.

• lou19/10/2009 at 17:52

Hehe, people suspecting you have been on the pimms and rose again? :D

heheeh i think so :)

• lou19/10/2009 at 17:52

I also got funny looks, but it may have had something to do with wearing this...

erm...... why?....

• me19/10/2009 at 17:52

I was quite impressed with YouTube video of Brunno driving around - but the pitlane (especially the exit) looks scary. I still have not taken in the cost - our new science building I am moving into cost $500 000 and its so gianormous that builders call it mothership. can number do uppercase? i think that would help. maybe just bold:$1,500,000,000

• Nick19/10/2009 at 17:53

I was quite impressed with YouTube video of Brunno driving around - but the pitlane (especially the exit) looks scary. I still have not taken in the cost - our new science building I am moving into cost $500 000 and its so gianormous that builders call it mothership.$500K would barely buy you a semi detached house over here!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 17:54

maybe just bold: $1,500,000,000 To be honest i expect that includes the whole island, power, water, road infrustructure as well as dredging and constructing the marina... but still! • Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 17:54 can number do uppercase? i think that would help. maybe just bold:$1,500,000,000

I know the USD is fall through the floor but that is very, very impressive number.

• me19/10/2009 at 17:55

To be honest i expect that includes the whole island, power, water, road infrustructure as well as dredging and constructing the marina... but still!

so the marina exists just for the f1 track?

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 17:56

maybe just bold: $1,500,000,000 So this F1 cost saving thing then........... • James19/10/2009 at 17:59 So this F1 cost saving thing then........... Bernie would say it is a team thing, not a track thing. ;) hey everyone. • Rich19/10/2009 at 18:00$500K would barely buy you a semi detached house over here!

Here is what it buys, a building 300m long 150m width (at its widest) and six floors with a total office and lab space of 150 000 square meters.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 18:01

so the marina exists just for the f1 track?

No, it will be a proper marina, the berths at them sell for stupid prices in Dubai so I expect it will be the same there with a posh yacht club to go with it.

I expect they are trying to emulate Dubai marina where they have sold lots of apartments and nice hotels have sprung up. However in this case its an island so they dont need to build such a big marina to get waterfront views

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 18:03

Here is what it buys, a building 300m long 150m width (at its widest) and six floors with a total office and lab space of 150 000 square meters.

WOW

• lou19/10/2009 at 18:04

Heart Lou saying I'm on top of the moon and I'm over the ahhh!

hehehe :D i was a little be carried away... :) i've calmed down ever so slightly since then :)

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 18:04

teampblracing: Senior McLaren man Pat Fry seems pretty optimistic for Abu Dhabi. Lewis is the form man, he's outscored every driver in the last 7 races

Wasnt that Jenson at the end of last year?

• Rich19/10/2009 at 18:05

I expect they are trying to emulate Dubai marina where they have sold lots of apartments and nice hotels have sprung up. However in this case its an island so they dont need to build such a big marina to get waterfront views

I thought the Palms and World developments had economically speaking bottomed out. I am sure I read they had even stopped development of the world. So who is going to buy in Abu Dhabi - I thought it was the poorer sister to Dubai!

• me19/10/2009 at 18:05

Wasnt that Jenson at the end of last year?

alonso, wasn't it?

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 18:06

alonso, wasn't it?

ooh probably, i forgets things

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:07

I was quite impressed with YouTube video of Brunno driving around - but the pitlane (especially the exit) looks scary. I still have not taken in the cost - our new science building I am moving into cost $500 000 and its so gianormous that builders call it mothership. can number do uppercase? i think that would help. maybe just bold:$1,500,000,000

That's 10x Doningtons!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 18:07

I thought the Palms and World developments had economically speaking bottomed out. I am sure I read they had even stopped development of the world. So who is going to buy in Abu Dhabi - I thought it was the poorer sister to Dubai!

Abu Dhabi has way more money than dubai. Dubai depends on foreign investment, Abu Dhabi doesn't need that, if anything it has more money than it knows how to get rid of it!

• Rich19/10/2009 at 18:09

WOW

I will put some photos up on drop.io shortly. My section is the research labs for Remote Sensing, Web Map Applications and Biodiversity Information Management training for up to 72 people (hope we never have to accommodate that many people).

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 18:10

I thought the Palms and World developments had economically speaking bottomed out. I am sure I read they had even stopped development of the world. So who is going to buy in Abu Dhabi - I thought it was the poorer sister to Dubai!

I have a hard time wrapping my head around a construction project that huge as the Palms and World projects are. It is absolutely mind blowing. Not to get Clarksonian but I wish we were still ambitious with our engineering like that.

• me19/10/2009 at 18:11

Abu Dhabi has way more money than dubai. Dubai depends on foreign investment, Abu Dhabi doesn't need that, if anything it has more money than it knows how to get rid of it!

...and then they met bernie.

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 18:12

...and then they met bernie.

:)

• Nick19/10/2009 at 18:12

Found a CNN report on yas. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmfNcdAo8eU

Not a lot of new footage, and the Emirati guy makes some very bold claims, but it has some nice shots of the north grandstand which he wants to be like circus maximus, but he is certainly very enthusiastic!

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 18:12

Ahhh, sad and depressing music, where would i be without you on my rubbish days :)

• lou19/10/2009 at 18:12

Wasnt that Jenson at the end of last year?

Jenson scored more points than anyone in the last 7 races of the 2006 season if that helps?

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 18:13

Jenson scored more points than anyone in the last 7 races of the 2006 season if that helps?

Might be what im thinking of, but dont think so, not sure

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:13

Ahhh, sad and depressing music, where would i be without you on my rubbish days :)

Just watch Grey's Anatomy!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 18:13

...and then they met bernie.

I dont think he has enough for them to spend cash on.

They tried to buy a footballers contract out for £100million last january!

• Rich19/10/2009 at 18:13

Abu Dhabi has way more money than dubai. Dubai depends on foreign investment, Abu Dhabi doesn't need that, if anything it has more money than it knows how to get rid of it!

Thanks - where do you live/visit. I know Abu Dhabi is developing this amazing sustainable City Masdar - I actually get my students to review the concept, am am personally totally fascinated in the whole design and planning. To be this was way more innovative that Palms and the World.

• James19/10/2009 at 18:14

Jenson scored more points than anyone in the last 7 races of the 2006 season if that helps?

So if we apply that to the championship, Alonso to win it in 2011 and Hamilton 2012? Who was in form toward the back end of 2007, Kimi? :D

• lou19/10/2009 at 18:14

Might be what im thinking of, but dont think so, not sure

well Jenson only scored 3points last year ;)

i'll stop quoting random Jenson facts i know now....

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 18:15

well Jenson only scored 3points last year ;)

probably was alonso i was thinking of, easily mixed up ;)

• Rich19/10/2009 at 18:16

well Jenson only scored 3points last year ;)

The year before that, if my memory serves me correctly Rubens did not score any points all season.

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:16

Might be what im thinking of, but dont think so, not sure

well Jenson only scored 3points last year ;)

i'll stop quoting random Jenson facts i know now....

#JensonButtonFacts: Jenson's beard comes from his cat's fur.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 18:16

Thanks - where do you live/visit. I know Abu Dhabi is developing this amazing sustainable City Masdar - I actually get my students to review the concept, am am personally totally fascinated in the whole design and planning. To be this was way more innovative that Palms and the World.

I grew up in dubai, heading back over there in a weeks time to visit some friends and family, wont be able to get to the race unfortunately

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:17

I grew up in dubai, heading back over there in a weeks time to visit some friends and family, wont be able to get to the race unfortunately

What did your parents do there?

• lou19/10/2009 at 18:17

probably was alonso i was thinking of, easily mixed up ;)

hehe my cousin told me Jenson and Alonso looked the same yesterday, i was shocked.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 18:17

Another yas picture showing the circuits split operations mode: http://i33.tinypic.com/282jm8k.jpg

• lou19/10/2009 at 18:17

The year before that, if my memory serves me correctly Rubens did not score any points all season.

yep, and Jenson only scored like 7..

• lou19/10/2009 at 18:17

#JensonButtonFacts: Jenson's beard comes from his cat's fur.

Jenson doesn't.... oh never mind..

• Rich19/10/2009 at 18:17

I grew up in dubai, heading back over there in a weeks time to visit some friends and family, wont be able to get to the race unfortunately

Will you get to Abu Dhabi at some point?

• Nick19/10/2009 at 18:18

What did your parents do there?

My dad had his own business, he still sits on the board of it so he goes back for meetings every few months

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:18

What did your parents do there?

My dad had his own business, he still sits on the board of it so he goes back for meetings every few months

And he couldn't get you a ticket???

• Nick19/10/2009 at 18:18

Will you get to Abu Dhabi at some point?

My family lived there for 20 years and i have never been so i would think its unlikely unless i can get race tickets

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 18:18

hehe my cousin told me Jenson and Alonso looked the same yesterday, i was shocked.

hahaha, thats amusing

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 18:19

#JensonButtonFacts: Jenson's beard comes from his cat's fur.

Is Jenson the first F1 Champion with a beard?

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:19

#JensonButtonFacts: Jenson's beard comes from his cat's fur.

Jenson doesn't.... oh never mind..

What is it then?

• Rich19/10/2009 at 18:20

yep, and Jenson only scored like 7..

Kind of remarkable how it turn around for both of them. I am just hoping something like could happen to QuickNick.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 18:20

And he couldn't get you a ticket???

He lives in Aus now.

Dubai and abu dhabi might be close but the social connections are very different, i dont think he knows anyone in a position to get one there.

Plus i dont think he is too pleased with me at the moment ;)

• lou19/10/2009 at 18:20

What is it then?

not sure he has a cat... Jessy has a cat though.. *runs away in shame that she knows a little bit tooo much about them*

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:21

#JensonButtonFacts: Jenson's beard comes from his cat's fur.

Is Jenson the first F1 Champion with a beard?

He is the first bearded world champion in all of motorsports ever, according to Midweek Motorsport...

• me19/10/2009 at 18:22

Another yas picture showing the circuits split operations mode: http://i33.tinypic.com/282jm8k.jpg

dumb question, but what other racing series are they planning to run there?

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 18:22

#JensonButtonFacts: Jenson's beard comes from his cat's fur.

Is Jenson the first F1 Champion with a beard?

He is the first bearded world champion in all of motorsports ever, according to Midweek Motorsport...

WHO WON A RACE WITH FACIAL HAAAAIR????

• RG19/10/2009 at 18:23

dumb question, but what other racing series are they planning to run there?

GP2 asia.

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 18:23

dumb question, but what other racing series are they planning to run there?

the south will be for their own racing cars, a bit like silverstones stowe probably

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:23

Another yas picture showing the circuits split operations mode: http://i33.tinypic.com/282jm8k.jpg

dumb question, but what other racing series are they planning to run there?

GP2 Asia?

Le Mans?

GT Series?

A1GP?

V8 SuperTaxis?

You could run anything there TBH...

• Rich19/10/2009 at 18:23

not sure he has a cat... Jessy has a cat though.. *runs away in shame that she knows a little bit tooo much about them*

Whose dog was it that Jenson was holding for his Xmas Message - I got an email to notifying me about when I posted the photo of my dog watching Jenson on the monitor.

• me19/10/2009 at 18:24

GP2 asia.

presumably they don't need a split configuration to run two races simultaneously though?

• RG19/10/2009 at 18:24

A1GP?

Well...

• lou19/10/2009 at 18:24

Whose dog was it that Jenson was holding for his Xmas Message - I got an email to notifying me about when I posted the photo of my dog watching Jenson on the monitor.

it's Jules' dog...

• me19/10/2009 at 18:24

You could run anything there TBH...

i know that. the question is what are they "planning" to run there.

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 18:24

presumably they don't need a split configuration to run two races simultaneously though?

they wont run too simultaneously

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 18:25

they wont run too simultaneously

*two

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 18:25

You know you are an F1 fan when:

You actually think about and count how many F1 champions there have been with mustaches.

(I can think of three off hand. Graham Hill, Keke Rosberg, and Nigel.)

• me19/10/2009 at 18:25

they wont run too simultaneously

they guy in the video just suggested that was the point of it?

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:25

You could run anything there TBH...

i know that. the question is what are they "planning" to run there.

GP2 Asia and Le Mans Asia Series for sure...

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 18:25

Hello again :)

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:26

A1GP?

Well...

They're not dead yet!!!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 18:26

Going by what they had/have in Dubai: GP2 Asia, Le Mans, GT3, Porsche cups,

then there are national series like sportbikes, UAE touring cars, Mustangs

• Rich19/10/2009 at 18:26

it's Jules' dog...

OK - I think it might have been Jules who emailed me with the notification. It was terribly sweet and I think he is a very worthy champion with a good sense of humour.

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 18:27

They're not dead yet!!!

hmmmm

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 18:27

He is the first bearded world champion in all of motorsports ever, according to Midweek Motorsport...

Really? What constitutes motor sport. There must be something like a power boat world champion with a beard. I am well out of touch with it now but about ten years ago some of the top guys were Arabs with very impressive beards.

• lou19/10/2009 at 18:27

OK - I think it might have been Jules who emailed me with the notification. It was terribly sweet and I think he is a very worthy champion with a good sense of humour.

you got an email from Jules!!!?

• Nick19/10/2009 at 18:27

they wont run too simultaneously

They can, they have two race controls!

• RG19/10/2009 at 18:27

They're not dead yet!!!

I like the optimism.

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 18:28

Which qualifying sessions have been the closest this year? Not necessarily in terms of time, but it changing with every car going faster etc? make sense?

I'm doing a presentation on "the use of psychological skills techniques in enhancing driver performance" and want to start it off with a short clip

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:28

They're not dead yet!!!

I like the optimism.

Says the Spurs fan ;)

• lou19/10/2009 at 18:28

They're not dead yet!!!

am going to stick with the optimists and say it could be saved :) i mean.. look at Brawn!! :D ehehe

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 18:28

you got an email from Jules!!!?

you're not the only one :P

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 18:29

presumably they don't need a split configuration to run two races simultaneously though?

No. The split configuratation will be so that they can run two corporate events at the same time or a coporate and a racing school or track day

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:29

He is the first bearded world champion in all of motorsports ever, according to Midweek Motorsport...

Really? What constitutes motor sport. There must be something like a power boat world champion with a beard. I am well out of touch with it now but about ten years ago some of the top guys were Arabs with very impressive beards.

Um, wheels and a engine, around some sort of demarked route over land?

• RG19/10/2009 at 18:29

Says the Spurs fan ;)

I can sense the optimism from the experience.

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 18:29

am going to stick with the optimists and say it could be saved :) i mean.. look at Brawn!! :D ehehe

if A1-GP come back, it will make the brawn come back look tame

• lou19/10/2009 at 18:29

you're not the only one :P

i've never had an email from Jules... only a little letter. she never replied to my email or letter though.

• RG19/10/2009 at 18:29

Really? What constitutes motor sport. There must be something like a power boat world champion with a beard. I am well out of touch with it now but about ten years ago some of the top guys were Arabs with very impressive beards.

Going by that, someone with a beard won one the night before.

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 18:29

Um, wheels and a engine, around some sort of demarked route over land?

steering wheel? engine? theres land under the water? ;)

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 18:30

i've never had an email from Jules... only a little letter. she never replied to my email or letter though.

aww

thats disapointing!!

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 18:30

(I can think of three off hand. Graham Hill, Keke Rosberg, and Nigel.)

I can't think of any others.

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 18:30

i've never had an email from Jules... only a little letter. she never replied to my email or letter though.

Plan for Goodwood 2010

Get Lou to talk to Jenson/Jules

• lou19/10/2009 at 18:31

Get Lou to talk to Jenson/Jules

ahahahahahaha i wont be able to get anywhere near them from now on. he's now uber famous..

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 18:31

Which qualifying sessions have been the closest this year? Not necessarily in terms of time, but it changing with every car going faster etc? make sense?

I assume one somewhere with changeable conditions like Brazil but I don't know which.

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 18:31

ahahahahahaha i wont be able to get anywhere near them from now on. he's now uber famous..

He was uber famous this year and I got to talk to her so you never know ;)

• Rich19/10/2009 at 18:31

you got an email from Jules!!!?

I got a notification - I think you have to put an email when you submit a fan photo for validation - it did not actually say anyone - I cannot track it now but i think it said webmaster Jenson Button website. But clearly they found it funny that my dog is JB fan.

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 18:32

Um, wheels and a engine, around some sort of demarked route over land?

So not the Red Bull air races. That's a sport and they have motors

• Rich19/10/2009 at 18:33

i've never had an email from Jules... only a little letter. she never replied to my email or letter though.

A handwritten letter is so much nicer than an email though!

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 18:33

i've never had an email from Jules... only a little letter. she never replied to my email or letter though.

Only?? a letter. You were hyper for days about that

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:33

Um, wheels and a engine, around some sort of demarked route over land?

So not the Red Bull air races. That's a sport and they have motors

Is it a race though?

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 18:33

He was uber famous this year and I got to talk to her so you never know ;)

Although there is a difference between championship leader and actual champion I suppose. Still, I'll stay optimistic for you!

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 18:33

steering wheel? engine? theres land under the water? ;)

So not motor bikes?

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:34

steering wheel? engine? theres land under the water? ;)

So not motor bikes?

Not according to this lot here, nope ;)

• Nick19/10/2009 at 18:34

Is it a race though?

Its more of a time trial

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 18:34

Is it a race though?

Is the world rally championship racing? They run separately too

• RG19/10/2009 at 18:35

Not according to this lot here, nope ;)

What? And I had a good one.

• lou19/10/2009 at 18:35

Only?? a letter. You were hyper for days about that

hehehe :) it's on my wall as i speak :) tis very treasured :D

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:35

Is it a race though?

Is the world rally championship racing? They run separately too

Well that's more of a time trial innit?

• lou19/10/2009 at 18:36

Although there is a difference between championship leader and actual champion I suppose. Still, I'll stay optimistic for you!

we shall see :D hopefully i can get some pics tomorrow anyways :)

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:36

Not according to this lot here, nope ;)

What? And I had a good one.

And I don't think speedway is racing, either...

• RG19/10/2009 at 18:37

And I don't think speedway is racing, either...

How not? 4 laps with 4 riders trying to win.

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 18:37

Well that's more of a time trial innit?

Still motor sport. Not motor racing but it is definitely motor sport

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:37

Well that's more of a time trial innit?

Still motor sport. Not motor racing but it is definitely motor sport

Agree.

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 18:38

Agree.

So if rallying qualifies so does the Red Bull air races

• me19/10/2009 at 18:38

Not according to this lot here, nope ;)

motor bikes clear are motorsport.

i don't enjoy watching them, that's all.

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:38

And I don't think speedway is racing, either...

How not? 4 laps with 4 riders trying to win.

But they have some weird points system and it's too quick - 4 laps is Playstation stuff...

• RG19/10/2009 at 18:38

But they have some weird points system and it's too quick - 4 laps is Playstation stuff...

Weird points system? Its 3-2-1-0?

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 18:39

Ooh that reminds me, by Wednesday night or Thursday I should be able to create a new Sidepodcar to show off in the new Forza 3 game :D

Very much looking forward to having fun with that

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:39

Agree.

So if rallying qualifies so does the Red Bull air races

How so? I'm not familiar with how they work... they have to run a course, right? Quickest wins with penalties for clipping?

• lou19/10/2009 at 18:39

Hey Lou can't wait until tomorrow lol

heya :) yes tomorrow should be fun :)

• me19/10/2009 at 18:40

Ooh that reminds me, by Wednesday night or Thursday I should be able to create a new Sidepodcar to show off in the new Forza 3 game :D

ooooh! me likey.

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 18:41

ooooh! me likey.

this one has a video editor so you may not just be getting photos but videos of it in action. Should be in my hands wednesday sometime...

• me19/10/2009 at 18:41

Well that's more of a time trial innit?

as are hill climbs, right?

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 18:42

But they have some weird points system and it's too quick - 4 laps is Playstation stuff...

There are only 4 laps in rallycross too

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:42

Well that's more of a time trial innit?

as are hill climbs, right?

Yes.

• RG19/10/2009 at 18:42

this one has a video editor so you may not just be getting photos but videos of it in action. Should be in my hands wednesday sometime...

ooooh. Got any designs floating around your head?

• me19/10/2009 at 18:42

this one has a video editor so you may not just be getting photos but videos of it in action. Should be in my hands wednesday sometime...

are ya relying on royal mail?

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:42

ooooh! me likey.

this one has a video editor so you may not just be getting photos but videos of it in action. Should be in my hands wednesday sometime...

Liked your FIFA10 video, BTW...

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:43

But they have some weird points system and it's too quick - 4 laps is Playstation stuff...

There are only 4 laps in rallycross too

4 laps of a circuit, not a loop inside a stadium though...

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 18:44

are ya relying on royal mail?

Nope, the website I always go for are using UK Mail as couriers so no need to worry about those silly postmen

Liked your FIFA10 video, BTW...

The Rooney one? :D

ooooh. Got any designs floating around your head?

Gonna see how in depth the tools are before working out some designs. Apparently it's a lot easier to use than Forza 2 which is excellent, it did get really fiddly after a while although it was without a doubt very rewarding so it should be fun :)

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 18:45

How so? I'm not familiar with how they work... they have to run a course, right? Quickest wins with penalties for clipping?

Yes. Penalties for clipping the course markers, pulling too much G force, entering the course at too high a speed and not going through a gate with the wings at the right angle. The stewards are incredible. The course takes around a minute and during that time they can consider and apply penalties. Apart from the last couple of gates where they simply don't have time

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:45

Liked your FIFA10 video, BTW...

The Rooney one? :D

Where he smacks the ref with a ball for being offside!

• RG19/10/2009 at 18:45

4 laps of a circuit, not a loop inside a stadium though...

Technically speedway is still a circuit.

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 18:45

as are hill climbs, right?

Yes

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 18:46

Where he smacks the ref with a ball for being offside!

Haha thats the one. It was a complete accident as well... just had to upload a clip of it!

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:46

How so? I'm not familiar with how they work... they have to run a course, right? Quickest wins with penalties for clipping?

Yes. Penalties for clipping the course markers, pulling too much G force, entering the course at too high a speed and not going through a gate with the wings at the right angle. The stewards are incredible. The course takes around a minute and during that time they can consider and apply penalties. Apart from the last couple of gates where they simply don't have time

Probably related to sponsor product?

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:47

4 laps of a circuit, not a loop inside a stadium though...

Technically speedway is still a circuit.

Yeah probably. Don't get me wrong - I loved going to see it at Parken, very entertaining!

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 18:49

Probably related to sponsor product?

Probably more related to clearly defined rules and stewards who know what they are doing. They have colour coded gates. One colour has to be taken with the wings horizontal and another colour means the wings have to be vertical. Any more than 10 degrees off and you get a 2 second penalty. They announce the investigation within 4 or 5 seconds of the incident happen and 15 ish seconds later they announce the penalty or non-penalty

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 18:53

Probably related to sponsor product?

Probably more related to clearly defined rules and stewards who know what they are doing. They have colour coded gates. One colour has to be taken with the wings horizontal and another colour means the wings have to be vertical. Any more than 10 degrees off and you get a 2 second penalty. They announce the investigation within 4 or 5 seconds of the incident happen and 15 ish seconds later they announce the penalty or non-penalty

Bloody hell... you gotta wonder how many Red Bull cans they get through for an effort like that though?

And our stewards are so lazy they can't decide if an early release of a car in the pits spraying burning fuel everywhere is a penalty during the race?

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 18:56

And our stewards are so lazy they can't decide if an early release of a car in the pits spraying burning fuel everywhere is a penalty during the race?

It's obviously easier when there is only one vehicle on the course and you have cameras positioned to give you the info you need rather than scenic shots of SIngapore by night but the make F1 look very amateurish.

The Heikki incident yesterday was a joke. That penalty was obvious before he set fire to Kimi.

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 19:03

Can someone quickly help with Chrome? Having a wierd problem with it - It keeps gobbling up my bookmarks toolbar except for when on the homepage....!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 19:05

Can someone quickly help with Chrome? Having a wierd problem with it - It keeps gobbling up my bookmarks toolbar except for when on the homepage....!

Ctrl B ;)

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 19:05

Ctrl B ;)

Thank you!

Chrome newbieness :(

• Nick19/10/2009 at 19:07

Chrome newbieness :(

I am having to use half firefox and half chromium on ubuntu, its amazing how much you miss it!

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 19:14

Is this old at all? Can't see it mentioned in the daily anywhere

Kimi offered contract by Toyota

Not that I could see it happening but that'd be a fair scoop if it did....

• Nick19/10/2009 at 19:17

internet just went down again

The whole thing?

You should be more carefull! With great power comes great responsibility...

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 19:18

You should be more carefull! With great power comes great responsibility...

Maybe the Elders of the Internet were annoyed and strike fury upon thee

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 19:19

Oh no... advertisements on Youtube before videos? Seriously?

• me19/10/2009 at 19:20

oh dear. techgeek wouldn't be who we think it is, would it?

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 19:20

oh dear. techgeek wouldn't be who we think it is, would it?

Have been considering it but didn't want to say just in case...

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:20

Hi di hi

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:21

oh dear. techgeek wouldn't be who we think it is, would it?

ah i did wonder

• Nick19/10/2009 at 19:21

new paddock life.

They made the trophy with the bottle tops collected over the race weekend? I didnt know that, its a pretty interesting idea!

I thought it was just random junk!

• me19/10/2009 at 19:21

message for lou, can we recommend you're very careful who you meet with tomorrow. same goes to daniel.

• me19/10/2009 at 19:23

Hi di hi

hi jackie, how goes it in your world.

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 19:23

Hi di hi

Hey Jackie :)

• me19/10/2009 at 19:23

Have been considering it but didn't want to say just in case...

it's only ever a matter of time before he gives himself away.

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:23

Has Lou composed herself yet.. after yesterday, I mean?

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:24

it's only ever a matter of time before he gives himself away.

i thought the _ version is, but not the non _'d version?

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:24

hi jackie, how goes it in your world.

Great thanks .. you well?

Hi Gavin

• me19/10/2009 at 19:25

i thought the _ version is, but not the non _'d version?

same person. don't worry, christine and i have been watching all evening. tis very hard to tell when concentrating on a live show.

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:25

I've been chuckling at the Times greatest drivers ever article

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 19:26

I've been chuckling at the Times greatest drivers ever article

Got a link? Is it Mr. Gorman again?

• Nick19/10/2009 at 19:26

message for lou, can we recommend you're very careful who you meet with tomorrow. same goes to daniel.

Thats creepy, daniel had arranged to meet him i believe

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:26

same person. don't worry, christine and i have been watching all evening. tis very hard to tell when concentrating on a live show.

oh really?! i only realised when the _ came

• RG19/10/2009 at 19:26

Hi di hi

Hullo.

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:27

Hullo.

Boing bouncy boing .. I feel like T-i-gg-r now

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 19:27

Hullo.

Boing bouncy boing .. I feel like T-i-gg-r now

That was lou today wasn't it?

• Nick19/10/2009 at 19:28

Boing bouncy boing .. I feel like T-i-gg-r now

Oh dear you must have stolen all my energy i have the opposite!

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:28

Boing bouncy boing .. I feel like T-i-gg-r now

someones in a good mood

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:28

That was lou today wasn't it?

Haven't seen her but I imagine so

• me19/10/2009 at 19:29

Thats creepy, daniel had arranged to meet him i believe

and give him a lift. i shall email now and make aware.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 19:29

message for lou, can we recommend you're very careful who you meet with tomorrow. same goes to daniel.

Thats creepy, daniel had arranged to meet him i believe

Is Daniel on twitter?

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:29

someones in a good mood

it happens occasionally, for no good reason

• Nick19/10/2009 at 19:29

and give him a lift. i shall email now and make aware.

Ah no worries.

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:29

it happens occasionally, for no good reason

woop, love it when that happens

• me19/10/2009 at 19:30

Is Daniel on twitter?

he posted his email in the comments yesterday.

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:30

woop, love it when that happens

And how's Jon, still having fun at Uni?

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:31

And how's Jon, still having fun at Uni?

Generally yes....today....not so much

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 19:31

someones in a good mood

it happens occasionally, for no good reason

Awesome :)

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:31

Generally yes....today....not so much

it gets better

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:32

it gets better

yeah, generally its good, just having an off day for certain reasons

• Rich19/10/2009 at 19:32

Is this old at all? Can't see it mentioned in the daily anywhere

Not that I could see it happening but that'd be a fair scoop if it did....

Sure Kimi is not using it to get McLaren to up their offer.

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:33

Sure Kimi is not using it to get McLaren to up their offer.

I reckon Kimi is going rallying, I thought the McLaren offer meant he'd have to do sponsorship and that was the no no for him

• lou19/10/2009 at 19:34

message for lou, can we recommend you're very careful who you meet with tomorrow. same goes to daniel.

am taking mum... so i probably wont be meeting up with anyone... should i ask why?

i take it you wont be coming tomorrow then :(

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:34

Is there any word on when the panel's are starting up again? I miss em!

• lou19/10/2009 at 19:34

Has Lou composed herself yet.. after yesterday, I mean?

not really :D

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:35

not really :D

Hey Lou, I was thinking about you all evening, wondering how big a smile you'd have

• me19/10/2009 at 19:36

Is there any word on when the panel's are starting up again? I miss em!

as soon as we can. yesterday's show barely even happened, so we're not planning on adding to the complexity just yet. we miss 'em too :(

• Rich19/10/2009 at 19:36

I reckon Kimi is going rallying, I thought the McLaren offer meant he'd have to do sponsorship and that was the no no for him

I think Kimi will be in F1 if there is enough pay and a light load of sponsorship stuff - otherwise he is off doing something else. I would like to see him rallying and be the next great Finnish Champion in a long tradition of them.

• me19/10/2009 at 19:36

am taking mum... so i probably wont be meeting up with anyone... should i ask why?

i take it you wont be coming tomorrow then :(

chris the psycho stalker wanted to meet you. he's the kind of person you never want to meet.

• lou19/10/2009 at 19:36

am taking mum... so i probably wont be meeting up with anyone... should i ask why?

i take it you wont be coming tomorrow then :(

oh never mind i read through the comments... i'll be sticking with mum anyways :) we'll be going shopping too (she has the money you see ;) )

• RG19/10/2009 at 19:37

am taking mum... so i probably wont be meeting up with anyone... should i ask why?

you know who but the other you know who the one that is banned from the comments but not the one your thinking of you know who but the other you know who on the unmentionable list but not the other name of him as he's loved but you know who.

Shoulda just said He who shall not be named, that didn't drive a Ferrari

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:37

as soon as we can. yesterday's show barely even happened, so we're not planning on adding to the complexity just yet. we miss 'em too :(

Sorry I missed yesterdays .. and only saw highlights of the race, was feeling ill but today is bouncy bouncy

• lou19/10/2009 at 19:37

Hey Lou, I was thinking about you all evening, wondering how big a smile you'd have

ahahaha erm... well... i've been smiling all day and am still happy now :)am a little calmer than yesterday..

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:38

you know who but the other you know who the one that is banned from the comments but not the one your thinking of you know who but the other you know who on the unmentionable list but not the other name of him as he's loved but you know who.

blimey, I feel dumb :D

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:38

you know who but the other you know who the one that is banned from the comments but not the one your thinking of you know who but the other you know who on the unmentionable list but not the other name of him as he's loved but you know who.

love it :D

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

am taking mum... so i probably wont be meeting up with anyone... should i ask why?

i take it you wont be coming tomorrow then :(

oh never mind i read through the comments... i'll be sticking with mum anyways :) we'll be going shopping too (she has the money you see ;) )

You guys are gonna have an awesome day!

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:39

You guys are gonna have an awesome day!

Birthday shopping?

• lou19/10/2009 at 19:39

chris the psycho stalker wanted to meet you. he's the kind of person you never want to meet.

i'll be obsorbed by the crowd tomorrow (with mum) only people i'll probably be seeing that i've even heard of will be Jenson and Croftie.. :P

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 19:39

Boing bouncy boing .. I feel like T-i-gg-r now

Someone has had a good day

• lou19/10/2009 at 19:40

You guys are gonna have an awesome day!

well... it will be afternoon, school in the morning :)

• lou19/10/2009 at 19:40

Birthday shopping?

no.. i think my rents have spent enough money on me this birthday (am going to spa dontcha know :D ) but i'd love a new pair of shoes :D

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:40

Someone has had a good day

Hi Steven, not especially but I just feel kinda happy

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:41

am going to spa dontcha know :D

Excellent

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:41

no.. i think my rents have spent enough money on me this birthday (am going to spa dontcha know :D ) but i'd love a new pair of shoes :D

i wish i could have a new pair of shoes....

for me it's a case of "do they fit? yes? lets get them"

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 19:42

no.. i think my rents have spent enough money on me this birthday (am going to spa dontcha know :D ) but i'd love a new pair of shoes :D

i wish i could have a new pair of shoes....

for me it's a case of "do they fit? yes? lets get them"

Oh that's right... you're the hobbit aren't you? ;)

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:42

for me it's a case of "do they fit? yes? lets get them"

You got big feet?

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 19:42

am going to spa dontcha know :D

Wow!!! What an awesome pressie!!! :D

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:42

You got big feet?

12-14

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:43

Oh that's right... you're the hobbit aren't you? ;)

make that little feet :D

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:43

Oh that's right... you're the hobbit aren't you? ;)

ummm

;)

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 19:43

I reckon Kimi is going rallying, I thought the McLaren offer meant he'd have to do sponsorship and that was the no no for him

He will go to McLaren. They are just negotiating. Toyota making him an offer is just stupid. They don't know their budget for next year for another month yet

• Nick19/10/2009 at 19:43

am going to spa dontcha know :D

I hope we dont have unexpected guests there...

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:43

12-14

Is that big enough to make shoe-shopping difficult?

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 19:44

You got big feet?

12-14

12-14!!!!

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:44

Is that big enough to make shoe-shopping difficult?

am generally at the 14 end

• me19/10/2009 at 19:44

I hope we dont have unexpected guests there...

tis okay i heard the channel is pretty deep.

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:44

am generally at the 14 end

so yeah ;)

• Nick19/10/2009 at 19:45

tis okay i heard the channel is pretty deep.

:D

• RG19/10/2009 at 19:45

tis okay i heard the channel is pretty deep.

Change Spa to Monza?

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:45

Lets chaaaaaaaaaaaaange the subject :D

• me19/10/2009 at 19:45

I hope we dont have unexpected guests there...

tis okay i heard the channel is pretty deep.

i'm pretty sure people like that aren't allowed out of the country anyhow. day release only i believe.

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 19:45

no.. i think my rents have spent enough money on me this birthday (am going to spa dontcha know :D ) but i'd love a new pair of shoes :D

I did see something about that on dropio. Nice birthday present

• lou19/10/2009 at 19:45

Wow!!! What an awesome pressie!!! :D

it's all thanks to sidepodcast :) hehe i also got a satnav from them so when i can drive (test is soon! - eeek!) i can always get home :)

• RG19/10/2009 at 19:45

Lets chaaaaaaaaaaaaange the subject :D

chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamagne the subject?

• me19/10/2009 at 19:45

Lets chaaaaaaaaaaaaange the subject :D

really? cause the looney keeps coming back.

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:45

i'm pretty sure people like that aren't allowed out of the country anyhow. day release only i believe.

Perrrrrrlease change the subject :(

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 19:46

Lets chaaaaaaaaaaaaange the subject :D

Yes - I have the perfect song for Jenson tomorrow: Going Home by Mark Knopfler!

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:46

really? cause the looney keeps coming back.

it may be so, but i don't like people being nasty, even if they do "deserve it"

• lou19/10/2009 at 19:47

I did see something about that on dropio. Nice birthday present

:) i may have to wait for nearly a year but it's going to be awesome! :D

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:48

We need a game, any suggestions?

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 19:48

We need a game, any suggestions?

Pick a song for Jenson?

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:48

We need a game, any suggestions?

NO new religions :P

• RG19/10/2009 at 19:48

We need a game, any suggestions?

F1 people as biscuits?

• Nick19/10/2009 at 19:48

We need a game, any suggestions?

What am i eating?

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:48

NO new religions :P

lol

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 19:49

We need a game, any suggestions?

We could make a F1 version of the game of Life.

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 19:49

We need a game, any suggestions?

What can I put on the top of my asidepodcar as in looking down on it?

Just sketching some ideas for the Sidepodcar Mk II... thinking about making an F1 car to go on top but it;d look odd I guess

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:49

100 reasons why Jenson is a great WDC

1) He has a nice smile :D

• God19/10/2009 at 19:49

NO new religions :P

Oh no... not another one...

• me19/10/2009 at 19:49

it may be so, but i don't like people being nasty, even if they do "deserve it"

you're not on the receiving end of it though are you?

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:49

Bernie: “It was a shame that we had to lose Ayrton, but it happened. He was very popular, but the actual event interested so many people who did not know about the sport, and increased interest in F1 because of it.”

• lou19/10/2009 at 19:50

1) He has a nice smile :D

he sure does

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 19:50

Bernie: “It was a shame that we had to lose Ayrton, but it happened. He was very popular, but the actual event interested so many people who did not know about the sport, and increased interest in F1 because of it.”

link?

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:50

you're not on the receiving end of it though are you?

i'm not at all, and i have no idea whats happening to you or christine, but i really hate it when it goes negative around here

• Rich19/10/2009 at 19:50

He will go to McLaren. They are just negotiating. Toyota making him an offer is just stupid. They don't know their budget for next year for another month yet

I think there is no chance of Kimi going to Toyota - they seem to have an slightly inflated view of the car. But I can see Toyota attempting to get Kimi as it would secure parent funding for F1 with such megastar in the seat.

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:50

link?

http://www.crash.net/f1/news/153720/1/ecclestone_publicity_from_senna_death_good_for_f1.html

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:50

Bernie: “It was a shame that we had to lose Ayrton, but it happened. He was very popular, but the actual event interested so many people who did not know about the sport, and increased interest in F1 because of it.”

move along now, nothing to see .. he's a champion idiot

• me19/10/2009 at 19:50

i'm not at all, and i have no idea whats happening to you or christine, but i really hate it when it goes negative around here

fine. i'll go away.

• Rich19/10/2009 at 19:52

1) He has a nice smile :D

2) he likes dogs!

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:52

fine. i'll go away.

why? why would you need to?

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:52

so, must comment monday, who's been blogging?

• RG19/10/2009 at 19:52

2) he likes dogs!

3) He overtook Kobayashi

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 19:53

Just reading the article Jackie mentioned from the Times online about the 50 greatest F1 drivers.

It's so off the mark it's not even wrong!

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 19:53

so, must comment monday, who's been blogging?

Just writing a post ;)

• RG19/10/2009 at 19:53

Just reading the article Jackie mentioned from the Times online about the 50 greatest F1 drivers.

Is there a link?

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:53

3) He overtook Kobayashi

4) He did a victory lap on foot at Monaco

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 19:53

Just reading the article Jackie mentioned from the Times online about the 50 greatest F1 drivers.

Is there a link?

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/formula_1/article6880955.ece

• Rich19/10/2009 at 19:53

Just reading the article Jackie mentioned from the Times online about the 50 greatest F1 drivers.

Is there a linK?

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:53

so, must comment monday, who's been blogging?

wrote one on the train but havent got round to finishing it

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:53

Is there a link?

hang on I'll getcha

• RG19/10/2009 at 19:53

so, must comment monday, who's been blogging?

I'm being kind to Kobayashi for an enitre post.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 19:54

http://www.cra...eath_good_for_f1.html

Seems to be based on a GMM translation.

It sounds bad, but it might be best to wait for somone who knows what they are doing to report it?

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:54

I'm being kind to Kobayashi for an enitre post.

we are all very proud of you :)

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:54

It sounds bad, but it might be best to wait for somone who knows what they are doing to report it?

Wheres the GMM bit?

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:54

link to Times http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/formula_1/article6880955.ece?token=null&offset=132&page=12

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 19:55

It sounds bad, but it might be best to wait for somone who knows what they are doing to report it?

Wheres the GMM bit?

Crash.Net are just sloppy anyway!

• Christine19/10/2009 at 19:55

i'm not at all, and i have no idea whats happening to you or christine, but i really hate it when it goes negative around here

Can I ask how you suggest we be positive about the situation?

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:55

I'm being kind to Kobayashi for an enitre post.

I quite liked him (sorry RG)

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 19:55

2) he likes dogs!

3) He overtook Kobayashi

4) He did a victory lap on foot at Monaco

5) Likes the band Queen.

• Rich19/10/2009 at 19:55

3) He overtook Kobayashi

Hey don't be mean to Kobayashi he had his moments - I thought he was better than some other new and not so new drivers we have seen this year!

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

i'm not at all, and i have no idea whats happening to you or christine, but i really hate it when it goes negative around here

Can I ask how you suggest we be positive about the situation?

It is hard to be isn't it - some dude abuses you two, will not go away, displays worrying behaviour and wants to meet people in public? Sounds bad to me!

• lou19/10/2009 at 19:56

fine. i'll go away.

oh no... mr c.. look!! - Croftie!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 19:56

Wheres the GMM bit?

The trandlations seem to be very similar to this story http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/091019154900.shtml

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

Christine, you know Lucas Di Grassi is on twitter, right?

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 19:56

oh no... mr c.. look!! - Croftie!

I thought he was older

• lou19/10/2009 at 19:57

2) he likes dogs!

3) He overtook Kobayashi

4) He did a victory lap on foot at Monaco

5) Likes the band Queen.

6) He is incredible! and totally deserves it!

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 19:57

i'm not at all, and i have no idea whats happening to you or christine, but i really hate it when it goes negative around here

Can I ask how you suggest we be positive about the situation?

It is hard to be isn't it - some dude abuses you two, will not go away, displays worrying behaviour and wants to meet people in public? Sounds bad to me!

i havent said you have to be

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 19:57

It is hard to be isn't it - some dude abuses you two, will not go away, displays worrying behaviour and wants to meet people in public? Sounds bad to me!

Have to agree with gavin here, he's a nuisance and it's unfair on Mr and Mrs C.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 19:57

oh no... mr c.. look!! - Croftie!

Hehe that amuses me!

• Christine19/10/2009 at 19:58

i havent said you have to be

Clearly you're not happy with how we're handling the situation, and we are open to suggestions.

• Rich19/10/2009 at 19:58

I quite liked him (sorry RG)

I though that he at least tried ans show something - in all honesty what had Fisi done in the Ferrari, or Romain in the Renault or, if we are being honest, Tim in the Toro Rosso.

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 19:59

6) He is incredible! and totally deserves it!

7) That drive in Hungary in 2006.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 19:59

7) That drive in Hungary in 2006.

8) The EYES!

• RG19/10/2009 at 20:00

8) The EYES!

9) He's fit (in the sense he can do triathalons, not that he's, well, you know what i mean ;))

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 20:00

8) The EYES!

9) He tweets

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 20:00

Bernie: “It was a shame that we had to lose Ayrton, but it happened. He was very popular, but the actual event interested so many people who did not know about the sport, and increased interest in F1 because of it.”

Is he trying to negotiate a severance package or is he setting up something for Todt here?

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 20:00

What can I put on the top of my asidepodcar as in looking down on it?

http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/19102009361-jpg

Just a quick sketch of my ideas for the car when the game arrives... no specific car yet... it's just a general ideas so far but I have no idea what I could put on top

Sorry it;s a bit rubbish. If there's one thing I fail at miserably it's drawing cars

• RG19/10/2009 at 20:01

Sorry it;s a bit rubbish. If there's one thing I fail at miserably it's drawing cars

You have got to have a muffin.

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 20:01

Clearly you're not happy with how we're handling the situation, and we are open to suggestions.

you guys have issues with him, thats fine, i just cant stand how things are so negative sometimes. it just makes me sad.

You guys are great, we love you both lots, just keep doing what you're doing, it's clearly my issue, i'll just leave it

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 20:02

You have got to have a muffin.

why?

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:02

10) He tweets

11)He was (possibly) named after his dad drunkenly stumbled around a pub car park looking at cars to name his son after ;)

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 20:03

11)He was (possibly) named after his dad drunkenly stumbled around a pub car park looking at cars to name his son after ;)

really?

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:03

11)He was (possibly) named after his dad drunkenly stumbled around a pub car park looking at cars to name his son after ;)

except the car is a Jensen, and he is called Jenson...

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 20:04

Bernie: “It was a shame that we had to lose Ayrton, but it happened. He was very popular, but the actual event interested so many people who did not know about the sport, and increased interest in F1 because of it.”

Is he trying to negotiate a severance package or is he setting up something for Todt here?

Every time I have to deal with an person at work who shoots their mouth off to press, I will tale a deep breath think to myself, "At least I'm not the PR rep for Bernie."

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:04

except the car is a Jensen, and he is called Jenson...

Maybe he was worried people would notice so he changed the spelling ;)

• Rich19/10/2009 at 20:04

He comes from Somerset (where my grandparents came from)

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:04

really?

NO! :D

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 20:04

11)He was (possibly) named after his dad drunkenly stumbled around a pub car park looking at cars to name his son after ;)

really?

Ha... on Fi... er - that saturday morning sports panel programme on Radio 5 hosted by the cheery Irishman, Austin Healey reckoned he wouldn't be a real man like him until he changed his surname to 'Interceptor' :D

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 20:05

11)He was (possibly) named after his dad drunkenly stumbled around a pub car park looking at cars to name his son after ;)

moving on...

12) Brought highlighter yellow into style.

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 20:06

Clearly you're not happy with how we're handling the situation, and we are open to suggestions.

you guys have issues with him, thats fine, i just cant stand how things are so negative sometimes. it just makes me sad.

You guys are great, we love you both lots, just keep doing what you're doing, it's clearly my issue, i'll just leave it

Jon, I think with this sort of stuff you have a particular soft spot - and you have explained why in the past and it's fine, but from what little I know, what we say here is 1% of what he does...

• Christine19/10/2009 at 20:07

Probably best to draw a line under it now.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:08

13) He proved Flav wrong

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 20:08

Just reading the article Jackie mentioned from the Times online about the 50 greatest F1 drivers.

If that is a serious estimation of the top 50 drivers I would suggest he concentrates on Scrabble in future as he is clearly clueless about drivers

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:08

Maybe he was worried people would notice so he changed the spelling ;)

course ;)

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 20:08

Probably best to draw a line under it now.

Sounds about right.

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 20:08

Jon, I think with this sort of stuff you have a particular soft spot - and you have explained why in the past and it's fine, but from what little I know, what we say here is 1% of what he does...

if by soft spot you mean that i dont like people being nasty then yes

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:08

14) he can sing AND drive an f1 car :)

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 20:08

If that is a serious estimation of the top 50 drivers I would suggest he concentrates on Scrabble in future as he is clearly clueless about drivers

hehe and there are some real inaccuracies in there to like Bruce McClaren

• Jon Waldock19/10/2009 at 20:08

I'll just go

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 20:08

Just reading the article Jackie mentioned from the Times online about the 50 greatest F1 drivers.

If that is a serious estimation of the top 50 drivers I would suggest he concentrates on Scrabble in future as he is clearly clueless about drivers

He has them all mixed up!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:08

Probably best to draw a line under it now.

Sounds about right.

__________________________________________________

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 20:09

14) he can sing AND drive an f1 car :)

proof of the singing :) ?

• RG19/10/2009 at 20:09

14) he tries to sing AND drive an f1 car :)

Have corrected

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 20:09

If that is a serious estimation of the top 50 drivers I would suggest he concentrates on Scrabble in future as he is clearly clueless about drivers

hehe and there are some real inaccuracies in there to like Bruce McClaren

and Jack Surtees

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 20:09

14) he can sing AND drive an f1 car :)

15) First F1 WDC with a beard during his championship year.

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 20:09

Have corrected

pmsl (sorry Lou)

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:10

I'll just go

noooo! help us with the Jenson list!!

i love that i can talk about jenson loads and everyone else wants to talk about him too!

• Rich19/10/2009 at 20:10

Just reading the article Jackie mentioned from the Times online about the 50 greatest F1 drivers.

It is painful to read - so many links fell like copying and pasting and then reading!

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 20:10

I'll just go

Don't be like that - we have changed the subject anyway :P

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:11

Have corrected

i'm sure he can sing... but singing and driving an f1 car must be hard.. plus remember the brawn radio isn't good...i'll stop making excuses :)

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 20:11

16) He has a nice girlfriend

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 20:11

16) He has a nice girlfriend

17) His dad doesn't act like an evil puppet master?

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 20:12

17) His dad doesn't act like an evil puppet master?

thank goodness

• RG19/10/2009 at 20:12

17) His dad doesn't act like an evil puppet master?

18) Is supported by lou

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:12

17) His dad doesn't act like an evil puppet master?

his dad is lovely!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:12

16) He has a nice girlfriend

18) He is "Big in Japan!"

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:12

18) Is supported by lou

aww!

• Rich19/10/2009 at 20:12

16) He has a nice girlfriend

17) he apparently looks good in his cycling outfit (according to my female friends)

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:12

20) he is Brawn driver! and brawn drivers are amazing.

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 20:13

17) His dad doesn't act like an evil puppet master?

his dad is lovely!

Somehow I can't see Anthony Hamilton being like that?

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:13

17) he apparently looks good in his cycling outfit (according to my female friends)

oo... that too..

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 20:13

17) he apparently looks good in his cycling outfit (according to my female friends)

haha I'm laughing now, that's like RG'd Hanna Montana comment :D

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 20:13

17) he apparently looks good in his cycling outfit (according to my female friends)

We'll make that #19.

20) Joe Saward and David Tremayne supported him from the beginning.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:13

18) Is supported by lou

19) He is "Big in Japan!"

20) he apparently looks good in his cycling outfit (according to my female friends)

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 20:13

14) he can sing AND drive an f1 car :)

I have to question that one :D

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:13

Somehow I can't see Anthony Hamilton being like that?

oh no... i can't see Anthony Hamilton being lovely and nice

• RG19/10/2009 at 20:13

haha I'm laughing now, that's like RG'd Hanna Montana comment :D

Stop bringing that up !

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:14

i think we may need a wiki list...

• RG19/10/2009 at 20:14

i think we may need a wiki list...

I get the feeling everyone is looking at me.

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 20:14

Stop bringing that up !

*blush*

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 20:14

He has them all mixed up!

I saw the first one and that was enough for me. Who would put Michele Alboreto in the top 50? What did he do? The rest was just as bad.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:15

22) he did that mad interview in the garage

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 20:15

21. He's bestest mates with DC

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 20:15

He has them all mixed up!

I saw the first one and that was enough for me. Who would put Michele Alboreto in the top 50? What did he do? The rest was just as bad.

It seems that being dead helps on that list!

• Rich19/10/2009 at 20:15

20) he apparently looks good in his cycling outfit (according to my female friends)

21) He has a great website!

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 20:15

It is painful to read - so many links fell like copying and pasting and then reading!

12 pages for that is just a joke

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:16

I get the feeling everyone is looking at me.

well you are the wiki king :P

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:16

21. He's bestest mates with DC

23. He is friends with Ant Davidson too!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:17

25) He proved Jock Clear wrong (again)

• RG19/10/2009 at 20:17

Okay, can people just pause for a minute, all these are like all jumbled up

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 20:18

It seems that being dead helps on that list!

It has always been the case. Drivers always get better as soon as they die. Especially if they die in a racing car. Just like people sell more records when they die

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:18

Okay, can people just pause for a minute, all these are like all jumbled up

there should be 26 up till now

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 20:18

Poor Jules hasn't even been mentioned yet

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:20

Poor Jules hasn't even been mentioned yet

27 (is that the right number?) He has the nicest and most supportive PA

28. He has a team of a few people called 'team Jenson'...

• Rich19/10/2009 at 20:21

It is painful to read - so many links fell like copying and pasting and then reading!

12 pages for that is just a joke

It is rubbish - it seems that he puts Jenson higher than Sir Jack Brabham - who won three world championship and one in his own car! Jenson might get there, but not yet!

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 20:21

Who is it says "get in there Jenson"

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 20:22

Who is it says "get in there Jenson"

James Allen

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 20:23

I think Shov and the other bloke need a mention too

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:23

Who is it says "get in there Jenson"

Shov :)

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 20:24

29. He was part of the dream team in 2007, 2008 and 2009 :)

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:24

I think Shov and the other bloke need a mention too

okay...

29. His engineers have awesome nicknames - Shov & Bono.

30. Both Shov and Bono did the London triathlon with Jenson.

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:25

32. When Jenson gets happy he hugs everyone in sight, even the camera men :D

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:26

33. his helmet matches his car

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 20:27

I might have that clip of 2006 where James Allen shouts "get in there" - would you guys get annoyed if I drop.io'd it?

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:28

I might have that clip of 2006 where James Allen shouts "get in there" - would you guys get annoyed if I drop.io'd it?

heheh no, because no even James can ruin that moment for me..

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:28

i've just realised that Ant Davidson has commentated on every single race win Jenson has had :) (i think... - which race was he away for this year?)

• Rich19/10/2009 at 20:28

34) First driver to have helmet-design competition!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:29

I might have that clip of 2006 where James Allen shouts "get in there" - would you guys get annoyed if I drop.io'd it?

As long as it has a health warning clearly labeled!

I think it on Youtube

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 20:29

heheh no, because no even James can ruin that moment for me..

Got jenson on top gear too...

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:29

i've just realised that Ant Davidson has commentated on every single race win Jenson has had :) (i think... - which race was he away for this year?)

Hungary

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:30

Got jenson on top gear too...

i <3 that episode. i love that a few weeks after that interview Jenson wins his first race :D

• Rich19/10/2009 at 20:30

Got jenson on top gear too...

He had to pay up if I remember correctly - it was hilarious!

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 20:30

34) First driver to have helmet-design competition!

35. In 1997, he became the youngest driver ever to win the European Super A Championship.

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:30

Hungary

ah :) so he has... therefore Ant must commentate next year..

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 20:30

#sidepodspace update

NASA have finally decided when they will launch the next space shuttle mission. Needless to say it is already a week behind its original schedule so Christine can put her letter writing kit away for a while

Launch will be on November 16th at 2:28pm Eastern which is 7:28pm UK. A bit more sensible than some recent launches.

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 20:32

35. In 1997, he became the youngest driver ever to win the European Super A Championship.

36. Owns a 1956 VW Campervan.

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:32

36. Owns a 1956 VW Campervan.

37. Used to own a Bugatti :)

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 20:32

37. He celebrated his win by just chilling

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 20:33

Got jenson on top gear too...

i <3 that episode. i love that a few weeks after that interview Jenson wins his first race :D

I have a montage of the 2006 Hungary race set to INXS - If I just knew how, I'd get that on the computer too...

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:33

38. His girlfriend like photography :)

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:33

37. He celebrated his win by just chilling

<3

• RG19/10/2009 at 20:34

I.hate.you.all

http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/100+Reasons+Why+Jenson+Button+Is+A+Great+WDC

But secretly, no 41 - He made me create an awesome wiki page

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:35

I.hate.you.all

:D

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 20:35

http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/jenson-button-get-in-there-avi

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 20:35

But secretly, no 41 - He made me create an awesome wiki page

very nice it is too

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:36

But secretly, no 41 - He made me create an awesome wiki page

hehe awesome job!

42) He is listed as one of sidepodcast's hobbies on the youtube page :D

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 20:36

http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/jenson-button-top-gear-wmv

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 20:39

Is it wrong I'm kinda looking forward to upgrading to Windows 7 on thursday?

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 20:40

Is it wrong I'm kinda looking forward to upgrading to Windows 7 on thursday?

can't be worse than vista

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:41

oooo!! just realised that i may be able to have a look around the apple show and stare at all the nice tech :D i can spend hours in there :D

• Rich19/10/2009 at 20:41

can't be worse than vista

Nothing could be worse than Vista!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:43

Is it wrong I'm kinda looking forward to upgrading to Windows 7 on thursday?

It has an insane price!

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 20:44

It has an insane price!

I have the premium (Home premium version i assume?) for £30 because of our uni... so i thought I'd go for it...

• Dan Brunell19/10/2009 at 20:45

#44... ahh... well.. ahh... can't we just make this a top 50?

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:46

I have the premium (Home premium version i assume?) for £30 because of our uni... so i thought I'd go for it...

Ah good buy!

• jackie/saltire19/10/2009 at 20:46

#44... ahh... well.. ahh... can't we just make this a top 50?

see how it goes, it's quite quiet tonight so far

• RG19/10/2009 at 20:47

#44... ahh... well.. ahh... can't we just make this a top 50?

less of a challenge

• Rich19/10/2009 at 20:48

Ah good buy!

But Linux is Better and Free!

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:48

#44 before this season he'd only ever won one gp

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:48

#45 he uses a mac computer.

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 20:53

As ever, let us know what you’re doing with your week, whether you’re celebrating or commiserating/ {Original entry}

Both simultaneously. Celebrating over Jenson's championship victory (and a Hamilton podium) and commiserating that Fisi and the Force Indias netted a 10th, 11th and a DNF between them.

What I'm doing with my week:

Today - went to placement, taught my supervisor how to add and edit records on the database, laminated some certificates and did some miscellaneous receptionist stuff like answering phones. Unfortunately the only other staff member interested in F1 left a couple of weeks back due to cutbacks, though she may be slightly disappointed by yesterday's result because she's a Barrichello supporter (she supports Brawn as well though, so there's a silver lining for her).

Then went to college, failed a practise medical terminology test and then strangely remembered everything during the lesson!

Tomorrow - placement plus college, where I think I'll be teaching a new student how to get a student card, among other things.

Wednesday - placement.

Thursday - sign-on at the JobCentre, see my college disability support officer, see Grandma and then miss swimming :( (Mum reckons it's a bad idea for me to go swimming and possibly crash into someone/something when I've probably still got glue attached to my head).

Friday - placement.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:53

But Linux is Better and Free!

Its fine so far. Doesn't seem to work to well with bbc iplayer though

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 20:54

Barrichello has proved what a nice guy he is once again by lending Button his private jet so he can fly back to Britain in his own time {Original entry}

What happened to the PR gig? Regardless, that was very nice of Rubens and shows he's a sporting bloke :)

• Kathi19/10/2009 at 20:54

Its fine so far. Doesn't seem to work to well with bbc iplayer though

have you tried mplayer/vlc plugin for ff

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 20:55

Ooooh the chain just came on my playlist!!!! :D :D :D

• Rich19/10/2009 at 20:55

Its fine so far. Doesn't seem to work to well with bbc iplayer though

Depends on what multi-media applications you have. I cannot test it out for you cos of the geo-blocking and proxy's we have to use.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:55

have you tried mplayer/vlc plugin for ff

Hehe you keep secretly jumping out!

...and no ;)

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 20:56

another question, do you think Brawn or any other team may use Abu Dhabi as a chance to test out a few of next years aero developments? i’m sensing i know the answer to this question anyway… {Comment #9}

Ferrari stuck some 2010 development part on Fisi's car on Friday at Brazil, so I assume that they, as an absolute minimum, will do the same in Abu Dhabi.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 20:56

Hehe you keep secretly jumping out!

to help :D

• Andy Taylor19/10/2009 at 20:56

Hi everyone. Is Jenson still champion?

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:57

Hi everyone. Is Jenson still champion?

of course! :D

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 20:58

Hi everyone. Is Jenson still champion?

Mr C mentioned a rumour earlier that he still is. So I guess so!

• RG19/10/2009 at 20:58

Hi everyone. Is Jenson still champion?

Not only is he still champion, he has his own wiki page

http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/100+Reasons+Why+Jenson+Button+Is+A+Great+WDC

• Amy19/10/2009 at 20:58

morning all.

I seem to have started keeping normal people hours and as such am up super early.

• Kathi19/10/2009 at 20:59

Hehe you keep secretly jumping out!

Master stalker I am :D

• lou19/10/2009 at 20:59

Morning Amy! :)

Hello Andy :)

• Amy19/10/2009 at 20:59

Morning Amy! :)

gosh its been two days since Sunday and you're still very happy ;)

• Kathi19/10/2009 at 21:00

morning all

Morning amy and good night everyone.

• Andy Taylor19/10/2009 at 21:00

of course! :D

Just checking, you know how things can change when you least expect them to.

• lou19/10/2009 at 21:00

gosh its been two days since Sunday and you're still very happy ;)

no it's only been one day :D and yes i'm still bouncing around. love it!! i've waited years for him to be champion and finally he did it! i'll be happy for years!

• lou19/10/2009 at 21:01

Just checking, you know how things can change when you least expect them to.

well Bernie said "Well, he's not world champion until the end of November when the FIA announce it. He's got enough points, if everything else is alright, to be world champion and he deserves it too." so... i assume yes :)

• Amy19/10/2009 at 21:01

no it's only been one day :D and yes i'm still bouncing around. love it!! i've waited years for him to be champion and finally he did it! i'll be happy for years!

ah yes, it kind of has been one day since the race was on Monday here :D

Because I am up super early I am off to the markets for breakfast before work. Bye all!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 21:02

Master stalker I am :D

hehe i am installing VLC, i asume the plugin comes with it ;)

I am using 2 browsers at the moment, chromium for everything, until things dont work, then firefox ;)

• Nick19/10/2009 at 21:02

ah yes, it kind of has been one day since the race was on Monday here :D

Because I am up super early I am off to the markets for breakfast before work. Bye all!

Get You!

Morning/Bye!

• lou19/10/2009 at 21:02

ah yes, it kind of has been one day since the race was on Monday here :D

Because I am up super early I am off to the markets for breakfast before work. Bye all!

wow! i could never go to a market before breakfast! (not that there are any markets here..)you must be up soooo early! have fun!

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 21:04

hmmm I wonder if it will be james next year or could we hear a new voice emerge?

*imagines EJ doing it* {Comment #66}

Even as an EJ fan, I hope that doesn't happen. We'd only get about three questions done in the conference, of which the TV people would get about half of the first one...

• Rich19/10/2009 at 21:04

I am using 2 browsers at the moment, chromium for everything, until things dont work, then firefox ;)

In Linux you should use either Firefox or Opera (I guess Konqueror but I am not wild about it)

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 21:05

hmmm I wonder if it will be james next year or could we hear a new voice emerge?

*imagines EJ doing it* {Comment #66}

Even as an EJ fan, I hope that doesn't happen. We'd only get about three questions done in the conference, of which the TV people would get about half of the first one...

It would be only one - after a big spiel about how wonderful EJ is, he'd just ask a stupid question!

• Kathi19/10/2009 at 21:08

hehe i am installing VLC, i asume the plugin comes with it ;)

erm not sure. I think it's a separate package (if you install the plugin though the player comes with it automatically :) )

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 21:10

However it’s important to remember that Toyota have a nuts driver policy which cannot be violated. I think they wanted Kobaiashi in the car as Nakajima won’t be racing next year. Toyota’s driver plan is that they must have 1 experienced race winning driver and one rookie. So while they want to replace Trulli, they are being forced into replacing Glock by their own silly rule. {Comment #105}

But Glock's done two years and a race. Does that not classify as "experienced", or is Toyota's driver policy even more nuts than it first appears?

• RG19/10/2009 at 21:10

But Glock's done two years and a race. Does that not classify as "experienced", or is Toyota's driver policy even more nuts than it first appears?

Just like to pick you up on something, its actually two years and four races.

• Kathi19/10/2009 at 21:11

I am using 2 browsers at the moment, chromium for everything, until things dont work, then firefox ;)

the same trick you used for flash should work for this

• RG19/10/2009 at 21:11

Just like to pick you up on something, its actually two years and four races.

Which helps your point even more.

• Andy Taylor19/10/2009 at 21:11

But Glock's done two years and a race. Does that not classify as "experienced", or is Toyota's driver policy even more nuts than it first appears?

Well, they used to have Ralf as a driver.

• Rich19/10/2009 at 21:13

But Glock's done two years and a race. Does that not classify as "experienced", or is Toyota's driver policy even more nuts than it first appears?

Well, they used to have Ralf as a driver.

The BBC article suggests that Glock is being dropped and Jarno might be kept. Then they got rid of McNish and Salo without giving either driver any real chance to prove their worth after their first season.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 21:13

the same trick you used for flash should work for this

Flash doesnt work properly, I have dound a plugin to make FF look like chrome so maybe that is my soloution ;)

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 21:13

But Glock's done two years and a race. Does that not classify as "experienced", or is Toyota's driver policy even more nuts than it first appears?

Well, they used to have Ralf as a driver.

The BBC article suggests that Glock is being dropped and Jarno might be kept. Then they got rid of McNish and Salo without giving either driver any real chance to prove their worth after their first season.

This is why I don't like Toyota!!!

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 21:14

Button is on 7 of the ten biggest papers front pages this morning. {Comment #109}

He was on every front page in my local newsagent, except for the regional papers... ...and the Daily Mail.

• Rich19/10/2009 at 21:14

Flash doesnt work properly, I have dound a plugin to make FF look like chrome so maybe that is my soloution ;)

I will be interested in that plugin!

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 21:15

He was on every front page in my local newsagent, except for the regional papers... ...and the Daily Mail.

You mean the Daily Mail missed a chance to fly the Union Jack and proclaim all foreign drivers rubbish?

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 21:16

Norbert Haug: So here are some unusual statistics to enjoy: for the second year in a row, car number 22, driven by an Englishman and powered by a Mercedes-Benz engine has finished fifth in Brazil to win the world championship – what an amazing list of coincidences! {Comment #98}

So this means that USF1 will not only switch engine suppliers but have a British lead driver who will thence become champion in Brazil without appearing on the podium on the race when the championship is taken? How would the American public react to that?

• lou19/10/2009 at 21:17

not sure if it's been mentioned yet but i like today's big picture :D

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/10/saturn_at_equinox.html

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 21:19

On a tagnet, I love the phrase “That’s the last place I would have looked for it” – implying that someone would continue looking for it after they found it? Crazyness! {Comment #125}

I do occasionally, when I forget what I was looking for after I've found it. Much hilarity generally ensues.

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 21:21

there are happy birthday Heikki messages on Twitter {Comment #129}

Somehow, I don't think the stewards got into the spirit of the day because they've demoted him to 12th.

Then again, after he was involved in the dictionary definition of an unsafe pit release yesterday, I don't think they had any choice!

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 21:23

How is everyone this morning? {Comment #148}

Absolutely fine.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 21:24

I will be interested in that plugin!

Havent found a good one yet i am afraid

• Nick19/10/2009 at 21:27

You mean the Daily Mail missed a chance to fly the Union Jack and proclaim all foreign drivers rubbish?

The gaurdian and the dail mail were too busy worying about the whims of the leftists and rightists to know what happened.

What made it even more shocking was that even the independent, which is normaly off in the clouds managed to report it!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 21:28

So this means that USF1 will not only switch engine suppliers but have a British lead driver who will thence become champion in Brazil without appearing on the podium on the race when the championship is taken? How would the American public react to that?

Huh? How did you work that out?

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 21:28

It was quite MEGA if i may say so myself {Comment #206}

I've spent so long staring at that word in Medical Terminology class (where they call it a prefix) tonight that I would be tempted to call anything something else, even if "mega" was indeed the most apt term for it in reality...

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 21:31

What made it even more shocking was that even the independent, which is normaly off in the clouds managed to report it!

Doesn't Maurice Hamilton work for the Indie?

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 21:31

We have the wonderful product “Websense” here which makes sure that you don’t look at anything naughty. For reasons best known to itself it has decided that a) twitters css page – but not the site itself should be block d and b) Sidepodcast wiki’s css page – but not the site itself should be blocked. {Comment #216}

Wierd! I thought my mobile internet provider's product was strange when it blocked the Fisichella Forum a few weeks back claiming I wasn't supposed to be looking at it, but at least when it condescends to load a page it gives me everything the PDA can handle and I permit...

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 21:33

not sure if it's been mentioned yet but i like today's big picture :D

http://www.bos...aturn_at_equinox.html

There are some incredible pictures in that selection

• Adie19/10/2009 at 21:33

Evening!

• Paul19/10/2009 at 21:35

STEVEN!!!

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 21:35

Huh? How did you work that out?

If they get number 22 next year and follow the pattern of the previous two seasons

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 21:35

STEVEN!!!

Hello

• Paul19/10/2009 at 21:36

Hello

I have only just listened to sidepodspace. I wanted to say it was great - really enjoyed it.

• Adie19/10/2009 at 21:36

not sure if it's been mentioned yet but i like today's big picture :D

http://www.bos...aturn_at_equinox.html

Oh those pictures are absolutely stunning!

Thank you!

• Nick19/10/2009 at 21:37

If they get number 22 next year and follow the pattern of the previous two seasons

I think he was just talking about the past 2 seasons....

But why would USF1 have numerical preference?

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 21:37

I have only just listened to sidepodspace. I wanted to say it was great - really enjoyed it.

It went on a bit longer than planned so I am glad it didn't bore you

• Paul19/10/2009 at 21:38

It went on a bit longer than planned so I am glad it didn't bore you

Not at all. In fact there was an obvious question that wasn't asked or answered. I will will have to save it up.

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 21:38

But why would USF1 have numerical preference?

I assume that it is related to the order the teams were announced or something similar. If anyone knows which new team has which number it will be Alianora.

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 21:39

good afternoon all… I hear Button is still world champion! {Comment #224}

Correct - the only changes are to Kovalainen losing three positions due to the unsafe pit release and Trulli's wallet after he was fined for being too busy being furious at Sutil to notice the marshals telling him to leave that area of the circuit.

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 21:40

Not at all. In fact there was an obvious question that wasn't asked or answered. I will will have to save it up.

I got an awful lot of questions for that show. I was surprised there was so much interest. I am very curious about what obvious point was missed.

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 21:41

The person who has sent the e-mail has:

1) Created a pdf document

2) Attached it to an e-mail

3) Printed the e-mail to pdf

4) Sent to my colleague the pdf of the e-mail, that just has an icon of the pdf as a picture in it now.

Whoops. {Comment #245}

The thought goes through my head:

Why?!?

• Nick19/10/2009 at 21:41

I assume that it is related to the order the teams were announced or something similar. If anyone knows which new team has which number it will be Alianora.

Campos were at the top of the press release and the entrylist with condidtonal entries as it was done alphabeticly though?

• Paul19/10/2009 at 21:42

I got an awful lot of questions for that show. I was surprised there was so much interest. I am very curious about what obvious point was missed.

OK, not obvious really. Just a F1 tie-in. I was going to ask why they don't use carbon fibre as a construction material to save weight.

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 21:44

Actually in the bigger picture, is Kimi the only one left in the paddock who allegedly still knows how to party? I hate to say it but the grid might be just a bunch of dullards at the moment. {Comment #278}

I think quite a few of them know how to party - but they know how to do it quietly. Kimi prefers to be exuberant when partying, which is commendable but not conducive to avoiding dodgy headlines in the paper the day afterwards.

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 21:47
• lou19/10/2009 at 21:49

I'm shattered so i think it's about time i had an earlish night, don't want to be sleepy at bluewater tomorrow!! night all! xx

• Adie19/10/2009 at 21:49

Driver Consistency for Brazil is done. Enjoy!

Good use of Pic App - that site saves me so much time searching / cropping images. Plus space on my server storing files I'll rarely use again!

Thanks to Mr C. for the heads up with that one...

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 21:49

OK, not obvious really. Just a F1 tie-in. I was going to ask why they don't use carbon fibre as a construction material to save weight.

Interesting. I think they will. The shuttles were designed so long ago it probably wasn't an option but I know some of the private spacecraft have carbon contruction. The Virgin Galactic spaceship and the launch aircraft are built by Bert Rutan's comapny Scaled Composites for example.

http://www.scaled.com/

There are some incredible aircraft that company has built

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 21:50

I'm shattered so i think it's about time i had an earlish night, don't want to be sleepy at bluewater tomorrow!! night all! xx

Night Lou. Try not to sleep on the ceiling agin tonight

• Lukeh19/10/2009 at 21:50

I'm shattered so i think it's about time i had an earlish night, don't want to be sleepy at bluewater tomorrow!! night all! xx

Night

• lou19/10/2009 at 21:51

Night Lou. Try not to sleep on the ceiling agin tonight

but the ceiling is so comfy! ;) (Am going ;)) x

• Nick19/10/2009 at 21:53

I'm shattered so i think it's about time i had an earlish night, don't want to be sleepy at bluewater tomorrow!! night all! xx

Night Lou

• Andy Taylor19/10/2009 at 21:57

There are some incredible aircraft that company has built

and using Carbon fibre.

• Paul19/10/2009 at 21:58

There are some incredible aircraft that company has built

Yeah I like their stuff. But I wonder if you could use carbon for a real space craft - a rocket or shuttle type craft.

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 22:02

Yeah I like their stuff. But I wonder if you could use carbon for a real space craft - a rocket or shuttle type craft.

I am sure they can use carbon and composites for the next generation of spacecraft.

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 22:03

It would be only one – after a big spiel about how wonderful EJ is, he’d just ask a stupid question! {Comment #738}

To be fair, the full press conference is 30 minutes and even EJ has to breathe occasionally...

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 22:04

Just like to pick you up on something, its actually two years and four races. {Comment #741}

It would be if Timo hadn't missed the last two through the Japanese crash :( .

• RG19/10/2009 at 22:05

It would be if Timo hadn't missed the last two through the Japanese crash :( .

Okay, two years, two races. Am now feeling less smug after getting most obvious Timo fact wrong.

And will I console myself I shall go to bed, night all.

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 22:05

You mean the Daily Mail missed a chance to fly the Union Jack and proclaim all foreign drivers rubbish? {Comment #750}

Yes. They were too busy wittering about some singer in some sort of TV contest...

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 22:06

You mean the Daily Mail missed a chance to fly the Union Jack and proclaim all foreign drivers rubbish? {Comment #750}

Yes. They were too busy wittering about some singer in some sort of TV contest...

How sad.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 22:06

And will I console myself I shall go to bed, night all.

Night RG

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 22:06

Night RG

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 22:07

Okay, two years, two races. Am now feeling less smug after getting most obvious Timo fact wrong.

And will I console myself I shall go to bed, night all. {Comment #792}

Goodnight, RG. Didn't mean to make you unhappy :(

• Paul19/10/2009 at 22:07

Yes. They were too busy wittering about some singer in some sort of TV contest...

If only he had beaten an Australian.....

• RG19/10/2009 at 22:08

Goodnight, RG. Didn't mean to make you unhappy :(

You didn't. I just let Timo-land down

#nothere

• Nick19/10/2009 at 22:12

If only he had beaten an Australian.....

The daily mail would probabaly write an article about how british weather is not as good as australia.

The gaurdian would probably writean article about how the idea of sport having loosers is unfair on those who arent good enough to win and should be changed

And the independednt would most likely have an article debating whether australia exists.

The rest would hopefully report it normaly or badly ;)

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 22:12

So this means that USF1 will not only switch engine suppliers but have a British lead driver who will thence become champion in Brazil without appearing on the podium on the race when the championship is taken? How would the American public react to that?

Huh? How did you work that out? {Comment #758}

Assuming all 10 current teams stay in F1, the first new team would have number 22 in its ranks.

The race entries are given out to new teams in order of application. Considering how long they've been around, surely USF1 would have been the first of the new teams to apply.

The lead driver would have race number 22, so it is the lead driver that must be British.

Of course, USF1 currently has Cosworth engines and would therefore need to change to Mercedes units in order to maintain Haug's pattern.

The "champion in Brazil without appearing on the podium on the race when the championship is taken" is simply extrapolating from the last two years.

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 22:15

But why would USF1 have numerical preference? {Comment #769}

Because race entries for new teams are done on the order of application. I can't be certain, but USF1 have been around longest and were very definite about their 2010 plans, so one would have expected them to be first to apply. I would not dare predict whether Campos or Manor got their entry in second.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 22:16

The race entries are given out to new teams in order of application. Considering how long they've been around, surely USF1 would have been the first of the new teams to apply.

I thought they all entered at the same time following their approval from the FIA slection process?

It would be very odd for them not to do it alphabetically if that was the case

• Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)19/10/2009 at 22:16

Night everyone ;)

• Nick19/10/2009 at 22:16

Night everyone ;)

Night

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 22:17

Campos were at the top of the press release and the entrylist with condidtonal entries as it was done alphabeticly though? {Comment #776}

I don't think the numbers are handed out that way, though alphabetically would have made more sense on the press release.

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 22:17

Night Gavin

• Alianora La Canta19/10/2009 at 22:22

I thought they all entered at the same time following their approval from the FIA slection process? {Comment #803}

By entered I mean "when they deposited the paperwork with the FIA" rather than "when they were accepted". Unfortunately my wording was bad.

• Nick19/10/2009 at 22:26

By entered I mean "when they deposited the paperwork with the FIA" rather than "when they were accepted". Unfortunately my wording was bad.

I dont think they directly applied to enter the championship though, to do that they needed a franchise.

they applied to the FIA process to get a franchise, then once accepted the FIA entered them into the championship (presumably alphabetically)

If so the Numbers should Be:

22,23 Campos Beta, 24,25 Manor F1, 26,27 Team USF1 28,29 Notus

• Nick19/10/2009 at 22:27

If so the Numbers should Be:

*according to my theory

• Pat W19/10/2009 at 22:41

Hello. Apparently my internet works before my phone... :-)

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 22:42

Evening everyone :)

• Nick19/10/2009 at 22:43

Hello. Apparently my internet works before my phone... :-)

Evening!

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 22:43

Hi Pat and Alex

• Nick19/10/2009 at 22:43

Evening everyone :)

Evening to you to!

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 22:52

Just watching the Franckage bit of the show. Very nice for Christine on the Internet :)

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 22:53

I am holding on to my hat.

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 22:55

Just watching the Franckage bit of the show. Very nice for Christine on the Internet :)

It seemed to make her happy.

I thought the start of the show was funny. The intro section went perfectly and they had no sooner agreed that they hadn't lost their mojo when the whole thing collapsed and neither of them could finish a sentence

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 22:56

I thought the start of the show was funny. The intro section went perfectly and they had no sooner agreed that they hadn't lost their mojo when the whole thing collapsed and neither of them could finish a sentence

twas awesome.

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 22:57

It seemed to make her happy.

liked the 15 year old bearded Ollie :)

• Alex Andronov19/10/2009 at 22:58

Must be bed time for me. Night everyone.

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 22:59

liked the 15 year old bearded Ollie :)

He didn't seem too happy with that

• Steven Roy19/10/2009 at 22:59

Night Alex

• Pat W19/10/2009 at 23:03

Must be bed time for me. Night everyone.

Night

• Daniel20/10/2009 at 01:13

Thats creepy, daniel had arranged to meet him i believe

and give him a lift. i shall email now and make aware.

Thanks for the heads up ! :-)

• Nick20/10/2009 at 01:16

Thanks for the heads up ! :-)

Glad you got the message, i dont really know that much at all, but it was a little worrying