Uh oh, it's that most worrying day of the year - April Fool's Day. There will be nothing to see here, I'm not really a huge fan of the tricksy business. Instead, I will promote the first day of the Jordan Rally instead. I'm assuming we're expecting to see Kimi there, as Lady Snowcat has headed on over to watch proceedings. Let's hope he gets a good result. Now, what else are we talking about?

  • It was an incredibly busy day on Sidepodcast yesterday, with not one but two guest posts. In response to the ongoing discussion regarding regulation changes, where F1 is headed, and Steven's epic post on his view of the ideal formula, KerbRider shared some of his own thoughts with us. Then Alex also had his own radical solution to try and solve some of the problems (although possibly creating plenty more along the way).
  • In part, these posts were a response to Mr C's thoughts on the prominence of tyre strategy so far this year. You must go into this post with the right frame of mind though - it is about tyre strategy vs refuelling strategy, not the existing refuelling ban debate. However, the fabulous debate in the comments meandered among all the topics, so feel free to add your own thoughts!
  • Finally, to start moving forward to the Malaysian race, we have all the information you could possibly need about the upcoming weekend and of course, F1 Digest is here to run through some vital statistics, what happened last year, and what the drivers think might happen this year.

Phew. I'm assuming that Thursday is going to be a little bit quieter, although I do believe there is a Joe Show on the cards somewhere. Keep your eyes (ears?) peeled for that, and I will see you in the comments.

769 responses

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 23:09

    Alia "forced" me to do Script Frenzy. I am writing a 100 page script in 30 days.

    Ooops

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 23:10

    Alia "forced" me to do Script Frenzy. I am writing a 100 page script in 30 days.

    And I thought my guest post was too long

  • me31/03/2010 at 23:21

    what in the hell is youtube smoking? :)

    "By using text-only mode, you are saving YouTube $1 a second in bandwidth costs. Click here to go back to regular YouTube and happy April Fools Day!"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXZVNZbo5vY

    click on the 360p button and choose text.

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 23:29

    Ooooh I have a fun game to play!

    You have to describe your perfect F1

    #myperfectf1

    Qual: individual 1 lap on sat 1 on sunday

    Stops: Tyre and Fuel

    Tyres: As they are

    Aero: None/little

  • me31/03/2010 at 23:30

    Qual: individual 1 lap on sat 1 on sunday

    Stops: Tyre and Fuel

    Tyres: As they are

    Aero: None/little

    qually: 1 lap each on saturday.

    stops: fuel

    tyres: black and round, hard as nails

    aero: sexy looking cars

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 23:33

    Qual: 12 lap / 1 hour to let the tension build and let us see lots of laps

    Stops: None. Stops are for sportscars

    Tyres: Slicks - same fronts, bigger rears.

    Aero: Less but generated only by the underbody. No wings, bargeboards, flicks or fake brake ducts

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 23:39

    Qual: individual 1 lap on sat 1 on sunday

    Stops: Tyre and Fuel

    Tyres: As they are

    Aero: None/little

    Qual: One hour. 12 laps. (I really like knockout format but Steven's post reminded me how much I miss the old one)

    Stops: Fuel and tyres, choice of two compounds with no restrictions on use. (I am coming back around to fuel stops again, I'm willing to wait and see on the current rules though)

    Aero: Wider cars, narrower front wings with heavily restricted elements, wider rear wings with heavily restricted elements, small diffusers, no flickups or bargeboards, standard venturi tunnels on the underbody.

  • me31/03/2010 at 23:42

    heheheheh!

    Soon Great Britain will be in the grip of election fever and as the public goes to the polls BMW has created a unique way for customers to personalise their cars depending on their political leanings. BMW’s innovative Political Roundel Attachment Tag (PRAT) is a highly stylised limited edition accessory of the BMW product portfolio and comes available in the colours of all major UK parties.

    Uwe Beanhadde, Head of Made-up Technology at BMW’s renowned Forschungs und Innovationszentrum in Munich, said: “We have been working on this innovation for a number of years and see it as a niche with potentially wide appeal. One of the most popular features, sure to strike a cord with the floating voter, is that the roundel can be replaced in a matter of seconds should the opposition suddenly seem more appealing”.

    News of the PRAT accessory comes swiftly after boffins at BMW offered other award winning innovations such as Canine Repellant Alloy Protection that stopped dogs relieving themselves on customers’ wheels, Magnetic Tow Technology, the ultimate in tailgating tech, and BMW Instant Messaging which let owners know what they really thought of other road users.

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 23:50

    Power Rankings

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/371359-the-all-motorsport-power-rankings-no-56#page/1

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 23:50

    Nick Wirth screwed up big time

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82558

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 23:52

    Nick Wirth screwed up big time

    Good. Manor or Virgin shouldn't be paying for that.

    Morning, folks.

  • me31/03/2010 at 23:52

    Nick Wirth screwed up big time

    (again)

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 23:53

    Nick Wirth screwed up big time

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/82558

    An interesting addition to the fuel stops debate, perhaps...

    He said Virgin could make it to the end of races using sportscars techniques, but admitted he was not willing to do it.

    "There are techniques that we learned from sportscars, but that's not racing. We want to race," he said.

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 23:55

    An interesting addition to the fuel stops debate, perhaps...

    He said Virgin could make it to the end of races using sportscars techniques, but admitted he was not willing to do it.

    "There are techniques that we learned from sportscars, but that's not racing. We want to race," he said.

    He's right, and in LMS racing he'd win by doing that, but you can't hold back on a sprint race

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 23:55

    I'm going to head to bed, catch you in the morning perhaps.

  • me31/03/2010 at 23:56

    He's right, and in LMS racing he'd win by doing that, but you can't hold back on a sprint race

    ahhhhh. but is it a sprint race any more? i guess compared to 24hrs it is. but not compared to f1 of old.

  • me31/03/2010 at 23:56

    night pat.

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 23:56

    I'm going to head to bed, catch you in the morning perhaps.

    Night

  • Pat W31/03/2010 at 23:57

    He's right, and in LMS racing he'd win by doing that, but you can't hold back on a sprint race

    I'm not sure I'd call it a sprint race. It was.

    Tbh to me a sprint race is a 25min touring car race.

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 23:57

    ahhhhh. but is it a sprint race any more? i guess compared to 24hrs it is. but not compared to f1 of old.

    it is, we're talking 0.5-1 second per lap holding off, the equivalent of turning your engine down kinda thing, you cant do that in f1

  • Journeyer31/03/2010 at 23:57

    An interesting addition to the fuel stops debate, perhaps...

    He said Virgin could make it to the end of races using sportscars techniques, but admitted he was not willing to do it.

    "There are techniques that we learned from sportscars, but that's not racing. We want to race," he said.

    He means letting themselves 10 laps down instead of saying 5-6 laps down? Just as well, then.

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 23:57

    ahhhhh. but is it a sprint race any more? i guess compared to 24hrs it is. but not compared to f1 of old.

    As far as engine and fuel consumption is concerned yes

  • Jon Waldock31/03/2010 at 23:57

    I'm not sure I'd call it a sprint race. It was.

    Tbh to me a sprint race is a 25min touring car race.

    A sprint race is anything under 2.5 hours i'd say, anything where the guys are going at it 100% and where a problem means you'll lose the race.

  • Steven Roy31/03/2010 at 23:58

    I'm not sure I'd call it a sprint race. It was.

    Tbh to me a sprint race is a 25min touring car race.

    F1 has always been classed as a sprint race

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 00:03

    Night Pat

  • Alianora La Canta01/04/2010 at 00:12

    Alia "forced" me to do Script Frenzy. I am writing a 100 page script in 30 days.

    Ooops {Comment #1}

    Guilty as charged.

    Update upon heading for bed: I've done 4 pages. Personally, I like to get a head of steam at this point because I know that if I don't, I'm apt to forget I'm supposed to be writing anything at all (this is how I only got 1000 words - 2% of the target - for my NaNoNovel last year).

    However, it should be noted that if you do 3 1/3 pages per day, you will manage to hit the target just fine. There's still time to join in if you are particularly desperate for writing outlets this month.

  • Alianora La Canta01/04/2010 at 00:13

    And I thought my guest post was too long {Comment #2}

    Your post was the right length for the purpose to which you put that post :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/04/2010 at 00:28

    Hey folks,

    Just saw an article on PitPass (yes, I know - unreliable) that Mosley might be the new F1 commissioner. Is this an April Fools joke or something?

  • me01/04/2010 at 00:29

    Hey folks,

    Just saw an article on PitPass (yes, I know - unreliable) that Mosley might be the new F1 commissioner. Is this an April Fools joke or something?

    almost certainly.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/04/2010 at 00:29

    By the way - hello and how is everyone?

    :)

  • me01/04/2010 at 00:30

    By the way - hello and how is everyone?

    :)

    v.good, yourself?

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/04/2010 at 00:34

    v.good, yourself?

    tired and (admittedly ever so slightly) drunk

    :)

    He means letting themselves 10 laps down instead of saying 5-6 laps down? Just as well, then.

    when was the last time a car finished unclassified?

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 00:39

    God i hate april fools day! In other news, poor poor Heikki, staying in a hotel with no wireless. Thats my worst nightmare!

  • me01/04/2010 at 00:40

    God i hate april fools day! In other news, poor poor Heikki, staying in a hotel with no wireless. Thats my worst nightmare!

    3g?

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/04/2010 at 00:40

    what's worse - no wireless or being stuck with dial-up?

    :D

  • Mel (USA)01/04/2010 at 00:42

    what's worse - no wireless or being stuck with dial-up?

    I believe those share the same level of Dante's inferno!

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 00:47

    3g is fantastical but can get expensive. He is trying though, perhaps the network in malaysia is as bad as vodafone at albert park :D my comments on monday night from joes all came to you courtesy of my 3g dongle :D silly crowd, looking at our technology table all weird...

  • me01/04/2010 at 00:48

    silly crowd, looking at our technology table all weird...

    :)

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 00:51

    How can you be a sidepodfan if you dont appreciate the need to be near the comments at all times! What if something happens!

  • me01/04/2010 at 00:52

    How can you be a sidepodfan if you dont appreciate the need to be near the comments at all times! What if something happens!

    that's true. only today.... actually nothing much happened. but yesterday, cor! actually yesterday was quite quiet too...

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 00:56

    No, yesterday I bought purple shoes!

  • me01/04/2010 at 00:57

    No, yesterday I bought purple shoes!

    see, i closed the comments and missed something!!

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 01:01

    Evening folks. I really hate that I cant access sidepodcast at work anymore. I never get to pop in here anymore =/

  • me01/04/2010 at 01:01

    Evening folks. I really hate that I cant access sidepodcast at work anymore. I never get to pop in here anymore =/

    hey ya jim. we miss ya :(

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 01:02

    hey ya jim. we miss ya :(

    Ditto =(

    I'm always busy with work or with track days now that the motorsports season has started.

    Side note: I'm getting a http://sidepodcast.com sticker made for my race cars to get the word out =) Will keep you updated when it arrives and is planted on my cars.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 01:03

    Evening folks. I really hate that I cant access sidepodcast at work anymore. I never get to pop in here anymore =/

    JIM! Hello! That sucks :(

  • me01/04/2010 at 01:03

    Side note: I'm getting a http://sidepodcast.com sticker made for my race cars to get the word out =) Will keep you updated when it arrives and is planted on my cars.

    ooh, thanking you muchly!

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 01:03

    Side note: I'm getting a http://sidepodcast.com sticker made for my race cars to get the word out =) Will keep you updated when it arrives and is planted on my cars.

    thats awesome :D

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 01:04

    ooh, thanking you muchly!

    Yea, not a problem. This place as become one of my favorite breaks from reality, so I'm just doing my part.

  • me01/04/2010 at 01:04

    Yea, not a problem. This place as become one of my favorite breaks from reality, so I'm just doing my part.

    i think that means amy is on a permanent break from reality...

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 01:05

    i think that means amy is on a permanent break from reality...

    so many jokes, so little time

  • me01/04/2010 at 01:05

    so many jokes, so little time

    #sorryamy

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 01:05

    5 pages written, thats me done for the evening! Night everyone

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 01:06

    i think that means amy is on a permanent break from reality...

    bingo

  • me01/04/2010 at 01:06

    sleep well jon.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 01:06

    bingo

    atleast she admits it :D

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 01:10

    #bestcommentever?

    http://www.stuartcodling.com/2010/03/jenson-button-inspired-or-desperate/#comment-392

    #nothere

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 01:20

    Done making the sticker, just a quick design, nothing flashy. Sending it to the decal makers now and perhaps we'll even have a decal on this weekends car for the event I have Saturday.

  • me01/04/2010 at 01:23

    Done making the sticker, just a quick design, nothing flashy. Sending it to the decal makers now and perhaps we'll even have a decal on this weekends car for the event I have Saturday.

    that's just superb. if you grabs pics, we'll certainly feature them.

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 01:25

    that's just superb. if you grabs pics, we'll certainly feature them.

    Sure, will do. The best part of it is that my car is a favorite in the States, so people take pics of my car at events all the time. Now, when they'll get close up photos, they'll see the sidepodcast sticker I made and hopefully be curious.

  • me01/04/2010 at 01:26

    Sure, will do. The best part of it is that my car is a favorite in the States, so people take pics of my car at events all the time. Now, when they'll get close up photos, they'll see the sidepodcast sticker I made and hopefully be curious.

    legend!

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 01:27

    I'm in Mt Gambier, SA and they have free public wifi. How cool is that?!

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 01:28

    What type of car Jim?

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 01:29

    #bestcommentever?

    It's certainly up there. Amen. :D

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 01:30

    legend!

    lol, kinda. My car's make and model is featured in a popular japanese cartoon, Initial D, so you have a bunch of fans of that anime that take pics of my car.

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4475346069_7fbda03451_o.jpg

    An example of someone shooting a pic of my car at the last event while my roommate was driving it. All in all, I think around 20 or so pics were taken of my car last weekend.

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 01:31

    What type of car Jim?

    1986 Toyota Corolla GTS.

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 01:32

    1986 Toyota Corolla GTS.

    oh OK. Cool

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 01:32

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2777/4475346035_ec679b77a4_o.jpg

    A better snapshot someone took of the car

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 01:34

    Those corollas are real drifter favorites

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 01:36

    Those corollas are real drifter favorites

    Tell me about it... I've had two different people try to steal my car because of such. I've come home to find my windows busted out and such a couple times. Luckily the car is a purpose built race car, so they cant start it w/out a couple devices I built into the electrical system and nobody would want to drive the car around anyway as it has no interior, no air con, no heat, no radio, no comfort.

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 01:37

    The only time I drive the car is to an event, during an event and home from an event. The rest of the time it sits in a parking space or in my space I rent in a shop's garage.

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 01:39

    http://farm5.s...6069_7fbda03451_o.jpg

    An example of someone shooting a pic of my car at the last event while my roommate was driving it. All in all, I think around 20 or so pics were taken of my car last weekend.

    A blue Trueno! :O

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 01:40

    lol, kinda. My car's make and model is featured in a popular japanese cartoon, Initial D, so you have a bunch of fans of that anime that take pics of my car.

    Too true. Imagine if your Trueno was white with black piping and hood. They'd go nuts!

    It's also the best arcade racing game right now, IMO.

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 01:41

    A blue Trueno! :O

    Not for long =) I have fender flares and over-fenders that I've been needing to install for a while so I can put different wheel/tire configs on for a better stance. I need to figure out what color to paint it.

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 01:43

    This is silly. I should be drivi v but I'm hanging around because of free wifi :D

  • me01/04/2010 at 01:43

    This is silly. I should be drivi v but I'm hanging around because of free wifi :D

    are you racing jeremy?

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 01:44

    are you racing jeremy?

    lol not today. Just got to travel 475km to my next stop

  • me01/04/2010 at 02:25

    awww!

    @H_Kovalainen I fixed the wireless problem for you! Have fun this morning!

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 02:33

    @H_Kovalainen I fixed the wireless problem for you! Have fun this morning!

    Now if only Heikki could fix his problem with starting poorly and falling deeper and deeper into the field throughout the race, he'd be set!

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 02:48

    http://www.racing-china.com/pub/f1/2010/0210/150827.htm

    Apparently, the first 1000 ticket buyers from Feb 13 to March 21 get invited to the Friday pitwalk.

    But I bought even earlier than that - in January. So no pitwalk for me. :( Although it seems I bought the tickets at 55% off...

  • me01/04/2010 at 02:49

    Apparently, the first 1000 ticket buyers from Feb 13 to March 21 get invited to the Friday pitwalk.

    oh, yay.

    But I bought even earlier than that - in January. So no pitwalk for me. :( Although it seems I bought the tickets at 55% off...

    boo :(

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 02:51

    boo :(

    Indeed. So what is more worth it - the 55% off (which, I've gotta admit, is pretty massive) or the Friday pitwalk? Sigh.

  • me01/04/2010 at 02:52

    Indeed. So what is more worth it - the 55% off (which, I've gotta admit, is pretty massive) or the Friday pitwalk? Sigh.

    all you gotta do is wear a mclaren shirt and follow amy

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 02:53

    all you gotta do is wear a mclaren shirt and follow amy

    Wear a McLaren shirt? Never! :P :D

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 02:53

    all you gotta do is wear a mclaren shirt and follow amy

    Yep. If anyone questions you, just say you're with sidepodcast and then ask them if they heard the shoutout. Instant respect.

  • me01/04/2010 at 02:54

    Wear a McLaren shirt? Never! :P :D

    heeh! drats.

  • me01/04/2010 at 02:54

    Yep. If anyone questions you, just say you're with sidepodcast and then ask them if they heard the shoutout. Instant respect.

    fact

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 02:54

    Yep. If anyone questions you, just say you're with sidepodcast and then ask them if they heard the shoutout. Instant respect.

    hahaha!

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 02:54

    Wear a McLaren shirt? Never! :P :D

    lol... same. My fellow tifosi would kill me.

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 02:55

    Wear a McLaren shirt? Never! :P :D

    heeh! drats.

    Ferrari? Sure! Mercedes? No problem. McLaren? You MUST be joking. ;) :D

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 02:56

    Hmm, checking out the times for FP1 tomorrow. Looks like I'll be able to live view with you folks for that.

  • me01/04/2010 at 02:57

    Hmm, checking out the times for FP1 tomorrow. Looks like I'll be able to live view with you folks for that.

    ahh, nice one. i think practice may kill us. thank the lord for having friday off.

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 02:58

    Looks like the race takes place at 4am my time. I suppose I could wake myself up and show up drunk (ala Kimi) and live view. There are no plans to go to the pub yet after the track on Saturday, but I'm sure we'll wind up there anyway.

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 02:58

    Hmm, checking out the times for FP1 tomorrow. Looks like I'll be able to live view with you folks for that.

    ahh, nice one. i think practice may kill us. thank the lord for having friday off.

    :D I should be able to watch with you too - assuming I'm not pulled to the pool. ;)

  • me01/04/2010 at 02:59

    :D I should be able to watch with you too - assuming I'm not pulled to the pool. ;)

    huh?

  • jpancoast01/04/2010 at 03:05

    Looks like the race takes place at 4am my time. I suppose I could wake myself up and show up drunk (ala Kimi) and live view. There are no plans to go to the pub yet after the track on Saturday, but I'm sure we'll wind up there anyway.

    I'm gonna be sleeping through it, no stinkin' way am I going to stay up for it.

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 03:07

    I'm gonna be sleeping through it, no stinkin' way am I going to stay up for it.

    My track time ends at around 4pm. I figure go home, shower, hit the bar, stay there till 10ish and pass out when I get home. If I follow that plan, I could probably wake up to an alarm at around 3:30am. It's not like I had anything better to do that Sunday anyway. I'll watch the race and continue working on a motor I'm rebuilding.

  • jpancoast01/04/2010 at 03:10

    I'll watch the race and continue working on a motor I'm rebuilding.

    I need to learn how to do that.

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 03:12

    I need to learn how to do that.

    I didn't want to at first (learn that is), but now it's an essential part of keeping my car going all year. I usually swap in a new motor each year (alternating between two), and his will be next years motor, pending no catastrophes this year.

  • me01/04/2010 at 03:42

    i want to stay up and chat, but i must sleep, will post the latest aside with joe first thing in the morning. just need to listen back with fresh ears.

    night all.

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 03:43

    night all.

    Night =)

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 05:12

    Catherine fixed the internet for Heikki, My girl crush grows stronger.

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 05:29

    So am I to assume that Mr C is frantically putting together the finishing touches to the joe show while desperately looking at his watch and saying how can it be 6:30 already?

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 06:36

    Catherine fixed the internet for Heikki, My girl crush grows stronger.

    :D Hehehehe.

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 06:37

    So am I to assume that Mr C is frantically putting together the finishing touches to the joe show while desperately looking at his watch and saying how can it be 6:30 already?

    I'm thinking they'll release it in the evening. ;)

  • Crid -Los Angeles01/04/2010 at 06:47

    Good evening

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 06:49

    Good evening

    Hey Crid.

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 07:01

    :D Hehehehe.

    I find something so endearing about "famous" people communicating via twitter over little things like that rather than just texting or calling :D

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 07:04

    I find something so endearing about "famous" people communicating via twitter over little things like that rather than just texting or calling :D

    It's the new PDA. ;) Hehehehe.

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 07:23

    qualifying isn't live here on saturday. Stupid AFL :(

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 07:25

    qualifying isn't live here on saturday. Stupid AFL :(

    And this is the weekend after Melbourne? Boo. Do you have backup options? ;)

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 07:26

    And this is the weekend after Melbourne? Boo. Do you have backup options? ;)

    :D Pamela and I are also planning a post-race debrief dinner on Monday. Hooray for sidepodcast! :D

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 07:35

    Morning all.

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 07:35

    :D Pamela and I are also planning a post-race debrief dinner on Monday. Hooray for sidepodcast! :D

    Nice one! :)

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 07:35

    Morning all.

    Morning Christine.

  • Kathi01/04/2010 at 07:40

    Morning all.

    Morning. May your day be free of any first of april nonsense.

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 07:41

    Morning. May your day be free of any first of april nonsense.

    The first entry on our "daily updates" page on our intranet was a "this site is now touch screen compatible blah blah blah touch here" and I really seriously judged anyone I work with who I saw touching their computer screens (four of them! FOUR!)

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 07:42

    The first entry on our "daily updates" page on our intranet was a "this site is now touch screen compatible blah blah blah touch here" and I really seriously judged anyone I work with who I saw touching their computer screens (four of them! FOUR!)

    FAIL. Utter FAIL. :D

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 07:42

    Morning. May your day be free of any first of april nonsense.

    Oh lord, I hate it.

    I really seriously judged anyone I work with who I saw touching their computer screens (four of them! FOUR!)

    I would have too!

  • Kathi01/04/2010 at 07:43

    The first entry on our "daily updates" page on our intranet was a "this site is now touch screen compatible blah blah blah touch here" and I really seriously judged anyone I work with who I saw touching their computer screens (four of them! FOUR!)

    I would have tried too :(

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 07:43

    Oh lord, I hate it.

    If anyone posts here that Hulkenburg is changing his name, I'll judge them too.

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 07:44

    I would have too!

    Judged, I mean :)

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 07:44

    If anyone posts here that Hulkenburg is changing his name, I'll judge them too.

    :D

  • Kathi01/04/2010 at 07:45

    If anyone posts here that Hulkenburg is changing his name, I'll judge them too.

    He is?

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 07:47

    He is?

    so they say.

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 07:50

    If anyone posts here that Hulkenburg is changing his name, I'll judge them too.

    I don't believe that... but that's nothing compared to the big news!

    Three-wheeled F1!

    :D

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 07:52

    Also, nice thought from Schumi, but... didn't Button already win the title with a beard? ;)

    Schumacher faces new F1 challenge

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 07:56

    Morning all.

    Morning :)

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 07:56

    Morning :)

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 07:58

    That Matt Smith is doing the rounds. On Blue Peter:

    Doctor Who's new Doctor, Matt Smith, shows how to make a TARDIS bird feeder.

    Interesting.

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 08:01

    Interesting.

    I saw the new Radio Times yesterday... Very exciting!

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 08:03

    I saw the new Radio Times yesterday... Very exciting!

    Yes, and I saw a clip on Digital Spy that makes me think I will be taking back everything I ever said about Matt Smith. It looks fabulous.

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 08:11

    Yes, and I saw a clip on Digital Spy that makes me think I will be taking back everything I ever said about Matt Smith. It looks fabulous.

    I have been a true believer since the beginning.

    However I am mainly

    a) looking forward to doctor who coming back

    b) looking forward to a proper full series run of doctor who

    and then third

    c) finding out what Matt Smith is like...

    I think.

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 08:13

    b) looking forward to a proper full series run of doctor who

    This one definitely. Although I'm not sure how it's going to work. I used to just watch on the iPlayer whenever, but now I am slightly more obsessed and more likely to stumble across reviews/spoilers. Now I actually have to sit down and watch something at the same time it is on the TV. Very odd.

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 08:17

    This one definitely. Although I'm not sure how it's going to work. I used to just watch on the iPlayer whenever, but now I am slightly more obsessed and more likely to stumble across reviews/spoilers. Now I actually have to sit down and watch something at the same time it is on the TV. Very odd.

    Yeah... We aren't as obsessed generally we watch on Saturday night but only a few hours later.

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 08:19

    Yeah... We aren't as obsessed generally we watch on Saturday night but only a few hours later.

    It's nice you can watch it together. I don't think I can convince Mr C now there's no chance of catching a glimpse of Billie.

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 08:24

    It's nice you can watch it together. I don't think I can convince Mr C now there's no chance of catching a glimpse of Billie.

    You never know... The new companion would seem... How might one put this delicately... I would imagine she would catch a chill in the prevailing weather conditions in the united kingdom.

  • Kathi01/04/2010 at 08:26

    The Rally has started. World Rally Radio live: http://www.wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=250

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 08:30

    The Rally has started. World Rally Radio live: http://www.wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=250

    Thanks Kathi. :)

  • Journeyer01/04/2010 at 08:30

    You never know... The new companion would seem... How might one put this delicately... I would imagine she would catch a chill in the prevailing weather conditions in the united kingdom.

    :D

  • F1Wolf01/04/2010 at 08:32

    qualifying isn't live here on saturday. Stupid AFL

    UK VPN and BBC will solve the issue

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 08:34

    You never know... The new companion would seem... How might one put this delicately... I would imagine she would catch a chill in the prevailing weather conditions in the united kingdom.

    Karen Gillan:

    Yes, this doctor is preeeetty good. As, I've said, is Amy, and she gets to wear all these small skirts, which I will admit was very cold, but also very cool. They originally wanted to put me in trousers, but I did say I'd like to wear a skirt because – you'll understand when you watch it. Actually I think I love Amy. I'm in love with her. I want to be her.

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 08:35

    I get the feeling both Matt and Karen are equally mad as frogs in boxes.

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 08:35

    Yes, this doctor is preeeetty good. As, I've said, is Amy, and she gets to wear all these small skirts, which I will admit was very cold, but also very cool. They originally wanted to put me in trousers, but I did say I'd like to wear a skirt because – you'll understand when you watch it. Actually I think I love Amy. I'm in love with her. I want to be her.

    I want to be Amy too. Oh wait....

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 08:36

    I want to be Amy too. Oh wait....

    You have a slight advantage over everyone else :)

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 08:54

    Yes, this doctor is preeeetty good. As, I've said, is Amy, and she gets to wear all these small skirts, which I will admit was very cold, but also very cool. They originally wanted to put me in trousers, but I did say I'd like to wear a skirt because – you'll understand when you watch it. Actually I think I love Amy. I'm in love with her. I want to be her.

    I love that she is her... but awesome :)

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 08:54

    I get the feeling both Matt and Karen are equally mad as frogs in boxes.

    Mad as a pair of bicycles!

    I am totally having that mini-egg.

  • Kathi01/04/2010 at 08:56

    Kimi is slower than Andersson who is in a S2000 :( :( :( #rally

  • Kathi01/04/2010 at 09:06

    ss1: #rally

    1. J-M. Latvala Ford 12.12,1

    2. Petter Solberg Citroen +0,4

    3. Dani Sordo Citroen +1,0

    4. Sebastien Ogier Citroen +1,4

    5. Henning Solberg Ford +3,6

    6. Sebastien Loeb Citroen +5,6

    7. Matthew Wilson Ford +13,9

    8. Mikko Hirvonen Ford +16,1

    9. F.Villagra Ford +16,6

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 09:23

    Goodness me: http://twitpic.com/1ccs13

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 09:24

    I no longer like Thursdays.

    Our server had an error that stopped us logging in. I was the intermediary between the boss and our consultants (who dial into the server remotely to sort it), but it seems everyone else wanted me to do something too... grr. On top of my covering for someone else so had to do one or two of her morning duties. I think I've caught up on that now so time to start what I normally do of a morning...

    Is it really only 1hr25mins since I came in?

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 09:26

    Goodness me: http://twitpic.com/1ccs13

    It's good that pole is holding the cloud up :)

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 09:27

    I no longer like Thursdays.

    Boo!

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 09:29

    I no longer like Thursdays.

    Boo!

    I know. It doesn't help that some idiot decided to put the Easter holiday right next to the year end :)

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 09:30

    I know. It doesn't help that some idiot decided to put the Easter holiday right next to the year end :)

    Seriously. I have had the week from hell. Who plans this stoopid calendar?

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 09:32

    Seriously. I have had the week from hell. Who plans this stoopid calendar?

    I bet Bernie had a hand in it.

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 09:36

    I know. It doesn't help that some idiot decided to put the Easter holiday right next to the year end :)

    and smack bang in the middle of my holiday. There are kids everywhere :-(

  • F1Wolf01/04/2010 at 09:38

    Seriously. I have had the week from hell. Who plans this stoopid calendar?

    Before they moved the race start in Malaysia to ...pid hour last year there was only one wet race there - I think the first one. I myself went to that race 3 times, never had a drop of rain on track but always got seriously wet an hour or so after the race ... race start anytime after 3pm is insane ...

    if Europe is OK with 5pm start in Melbourne, why it can't be OK with 3pm race start in Sepang ? Sepang is 3 hours behind Melbourne ...

    and ... wasn't the move to these new markets about these new markets in the first place ? why then the races in these new markets have to be compromised because of fans in Europe. If Europe is still the priority, then solution is simple, race in Europe, forget about far east ...

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 09:38

    ss1: #rally

    1. J-M. Latvala Ford 12.12,1

    2. Petter Solberg Citroen +0,4

    3. Dani Sordo Citroen +1,0

    4. Sebastien Ogier Citroen +1,4

    5. Henning Solberg Ford +3,6

    6. Sebastien Loeb Citroen +5,6

    7. Matthew Wilson Ford +13,9

    8. Mikko Hirvonen Ford +16,1

    9. F.Villagra Ford +16,6

    go Petter!

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 09:40

    Goodness me: http://twitpic.com/1ccs13

    yikes

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 09:42

    qualifying isn't live here on saturday. Stupid AFL

    I think if I even get race coverage in nowheresville I will be lucky. Could be back to the days of live timing only :-(

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 09:45

    It's nice you can watch it together. I don't think I can convince Mr C now there's no chance of catching a glimpse of Billie.

    oooo. Mr C and me #samepereson

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 09:47

    Seriously. I have had the week from hell. Who plans this stoopid calendar?

    Someone presumably thinks we have to earn four days off. :)

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 09:48

    Seriously. I have had the week from hell. Who plans this stoopid calendar?

    I have never understood it. We have our year end at Christmas which seems neater to me, but did mean that for the millionth year running I was working right up to the end of Christmas Eve. But if you've decided that it would make more sense to not have it right up against Christmas why did we end up plumping for a date near another national holiday. Seems mad!

  • F1Wolf01/04/2010 at 09:50

    other news from Malaysia today - muslim woman had her punishment for drinking beer in public reduced by king (or sultan) from 6 times cane to 3 month public works ...

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 09:52

    other news from Malaysia today - muslim woman had her punishment for drinking beer in public reduced by king (or sultan) from 6 times cane to 3 month public works ...

    goodness me. I hope Lewis doesn't do any burn outs there

  • F1Wolf01/04/2010 at 09:53

    seriously, 3 years ago there was a booth among all the F1 merchandise booth at the Sepang track running a video with pretty brutal and graphic footage of caning ...

  • dank01/04/2010 at 09:54

    Hello Sidepodcast chums.

    Those with you with an Autosport digital edition subscription (not print): have you been able to successfully download today's issue?

    Us print folk are presented with an apologetic message saying that due to unforeseen circumstances, the online version of the magazine is not available to us. Even received an Email apologising for the snag they've encountered.

    Seems rather strange, and slightly annoying, as the magazine has failed to turn up this morning and won't get here now until Saturday. Ho hum.

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 09:58

    Those with you with an Autosport digital edition subscription (not print): have you been able to successfully download today's issue?

    Seems okay for me.

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 09:58

    seeing McLaren link to first practice results on twitter had me panicking that someone had made Malaysia like Monaco and they had practice while I was at the supermarket. Silly McLaren.

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 09:59

    seeing McLaren link to first practice results on twitter had me panicking that someone had made Malaysia like Monaco and they had practice while I was at the supermarket. Silly McLaren.

    phew, me too. I thought I had missed something I am bound to miss tomrrow

  • dank01/04/2010 at 10:00

    Seems okay for me.

    Thanks, thought that might be the case.

    Rather annoying is this!

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 10:04

    I have never understood it. We have our year end at Christmas which seems neater to me, but did mean that for the millionth year running I was working right up to the end of Christmas Eve. But if you've decided that it would make more sense to not have it right up against Christmas why did we end up plumping for a date near another national holiday. Seems mad!

    A lot of companies have it at the Financial Year End (i.e. now) for tax purposes and the reason the tax year ends now is because it has for a couple of hundred years I think... and I can't remember why... might be when the calendar system changed or I might be making htat up.

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 10:05

    A lot of companies have it at the Financial Year End (i.e. now) for tax purposes and the reason the tax year ends now is because it has for a couple of hundred years I think... and I can't remember why... might be when the calendar system changed or I might be making htat up.

    Sorry not the Financial year, the Tax year. I get confused because I'm not fully involved.

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 10:05

    A lot of companies have it at the Financial Year End (i.e. now) for tax purposes and the reason the tax year ends now is because it has for a couple of hundred years I think... and I can't remember why... might be when the calendar system changed or I might be making htat up.

    I'm sure it didn't happen before Easter was invented though....

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 10:06

    A lot of companies have it at the Financial Year End (i.e. now) for tax purposes and the reason the tax year ends now is because it has for a couple of hundred years I think... and I can't remember why... might be when the calendar system changed or I might be making htat up.

    Indeed. I thought they moved the tax year to april to avoid christmas... but it seems silly to move it to near easter. Who knows though.

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 10:07

    I'm sure it didn't happen before Easter was invented though....

    but Easter jumps around due to when the full moon is.

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 10:07

    Indeed. I thought they moved the tax year to april to avoid christmas... but it seems silly to move it to near easter. Who knows though.

    Australia's financial year ends at a different time to New Zealand. I get confused.

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 10:08

    but Easter jumps around due to when the full moon is.

    Yeah but there's no reason the tax year can't end in October when basically nothing happens ever.

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 10:09

    Yeah but there's no reason the tax year can't end in October when basically nothing happens ever.

    ours ends at the same time as the financial year, June 30

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 10:09

    but Easter jumps around due to when the full moon is.

    I'm going to write to someone and ask that Easter is always during the Malaysian Grand Prix. It will make going there easier.

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 10:10

    I'm going to write to someone and ask that Easter is always during the Malaysian Grand Prix. It will make going there easier.

    I like that idea

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 10:10

    I like that idea

    although, every 11 years Easter Sunday is on my birthday and I quite like that. Chocolate and presents!

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 10:10

    Yeah but there's no reason the tax year can't end in October when basically nothing happens ever.

    Indeed... Turns out Pat W was right...

    The April 5 year end for personal tax and benefits reflects the old ecclesiastical calendar, with New Year falling on March 25 (Lady Day), the difference being accounted for by the eleven days "missed out" when Great Britain converted from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar in 1752 (the British tax authorities, and landlords were unwilling to lose 11 days of tax and rent revenue, so under provision 6 (Times of Payment of Rents, Annuities, &c.) of the Calendar (New Style) Act 1750, the 1752–3 tax year was extended by 11 days). From 1753 until 1799, the tax year in Great Britain began on April 5, which was the "old style" new year of March 25. A 12th skipped Julian leap day in 1800 changed its start to April 6. It was not changed when a 13th Julian leap day was skipped in 1900, so the personal tax year in the United Kingdom is still April 6.

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 10:11

    but Easter jumps around due to when the full moon is.

    Indeed it is the most famous of the movable feasts (which is where that phrase comes from)

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 10:11

    although, every 11 years Easter Sunday is on my birthday and I quite like that. Chocolate and presents!

    I missed by almost a week this year

  • F1Wolf01/04/2010 at 10:12

    I'm going to write to someone and ask that Easter is always during the Malaysian Grand Prix. It will make going there easier.

    it has been the case for several seasons :-)

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 10:13

    My birthday was always awesome when I was a kid. It always falls in the May half term. Only 1 year in 7 I'd have to go to school on my birthday.

  • Alianora La Canta01/04/2010 at 10:13

    Hey folks,

    Just saw an article on PitPass (yes, I know - unreliable) that Mosley might be the new F1 commissioner. Is this an April Fools joke or something? {Comment #28}

    Given that there'd be a clash between the F1 Commissioner role and his automatic Senate position, it is a 100% guarantee that Mosley isn't going to be the new F1 Commissioner. After all, when was the last time he was willingly demoted from a position of power?

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 10:13

    My birthday was always awesome when I was a kid. It always falls in the May half term. Only 1 year in 7 I'd have to go to school on my birthday.

    I think as an adult that's more sucky though. You can't go away for your birthday because it's expensive and there are children everywhere....

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 10:13

    Indeed... Turns out Pat W was right...

    Ah my AAT course was worth something in the end.

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 10:15

    I think as an adult that's more sucky though. You can't go away for your birthday because it's expensive and there are children everywhere....

    tell me about it. I wonder if these peoe would mind if I lock there kids up in a cupboard somewhere

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 10:15

    I think as an adult that's more sucky though. You can't go away for your birthday because it's expensive and there are children everywhere....

    That's true, my parents wanted to be here for my birthday but the flights were too expensive since it is school holidays. Ah well, they shall be here 9 days after it and then I can have a second birthday :D

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 10:17

    tell me about it. I wonder if these peoe would mind if I lock there kids up in a cupboard somewhere

    my colleague turned to me yesterday and said "Whats that place called where they store children during the day?"

    I quite like the word "storage" when discussing child care.

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 10:18

    my colleague turned to me yesterday and said "Whats that place called where they store children during the day?"

    I quite like the word "storage" when discussing child care.

    :D sadly those places close at night

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 10:19

    I don't understand how I'm not obese sometimes.... I am watching a stupid tv diet show. To be honest, my diet looks a lot like theirs......

  • Alianora La Canta01/04/2010 at 10:20

    #myperfectf1

    Qual: 12-laps, 60 minutes, quali tyres

    Stops: Tyres

    Tyres: Free choice

    Aero: Moderately high (no ugly winglets and completely flat bottom but otherwise free), but with the wakes on either side instead of the middle

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 10:22

    Someone has just given me an Easter Egg. What is the appropriate amount of time to wait before eating it?

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 10:22

    Someone has just given me an Easter Egg. What is the appropriate amount of time to wait before eating it?

    3 seconds?

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 10:22

    Someone has just given me an Easter Egg. What is the appropriate amount of time to wait before eating it?

    you are waiting?!

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 10:22

    Someone has just given me an Easter Egg. What is the appropriate amount of time to wait before eating it?

    I'd save it for Easter Sunday but that's a personal thing :P

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 10:23

    3 seconds?

    Fabulous.

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 10:24

    I'd save it for Easter Sunday but that's a personal thing :P

    What if you get 10 eggs? You can't eat them all in one day, surely?

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 10:24

    I'd save it for Easter Sunday but that's a personal thing :P

    I'm one of those odd people that won't open gifts early either though.

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 10:24

    Someone has just given me an Easter Egg. What is the appropriate amount of time to wait before eating it?

    I got a bunny at work yesterday from the easter bunny. I waited until I got home. Most other people ate them straight away :D

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 10:24

    What if you get 10 eggs? You can't eat them all in one day, surely?

    I'd probably give some of them away.

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 10:25

    I'd probably give some of them away.

    Ah, cool.

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 10:25

    What if you get 10 eggs? You can't eat them all in one day, surely?

    hang on. We are talking about chocolate right?

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 10:27

    I'd probably give some of them away.

    Hehehe

    Thinking about it, this is probably how I have given obesity the slip :)

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 10:27

    Thinking about it, this is probably how I have given obesity the slip :)

    I am cooking kangaroo for dinner. Apparently it's very healthy :D

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 10:28

    I am cooking kangaroo for dinner. Apparently it's very healthy :D

    it puts a spring in your step

  • me01/04/2010 at 10:30

    Someone has just given me an Easter Egg. What is the appropriate amount of time to wait before eating it?

    i think the done thing is to wait until you have someone to share it with...

  • Alianora La Canta01/04/2010 at 10:32

    He means letting themselves 10 laps down instead of saying 5-6 laps down? Just as well, then.

    when was the last time a car finished unclassified? {Comment #32}

    Christijan Albers, 2005 Hungarian Grand Prix. He'd had some sort of technical problem, restarted but finished 11 laps down in a 70-lap race.

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 10:34

    i think the done thing is to wait until you have someone to share it with...

    Oh yea.

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 10:35

    Christijan Albers, 2005 Hungarian Grand Prix. He'd had some sort of technical problem, restarted but finished 11 laps down in a 70-lap race.

    Christijan! http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/dscn1540-medium-jpg

  • Alianora La Canta01/04/2010 at 10:35

    The team tweets are hilarious. There is currently a lot of rain falling from the sky and has been for at least an hour.

    @VirginRacing have told me we're under cover. Unfortunately the coffee machine is under a different cover ;-) and @clubforce has observed that there are only so many jammy dodgers we can eat. Still raining, still stuck

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 10:35

    Morning all :)

  • me01/04/2010 at 10:35

    Christijan! http://drop.io...t/dscn1540-medium-jpg

    you like albers?

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 10:36
  • Amy01/04/2010 at 10:36

    you like albers?

    I believe I commented at the time how amazed I was that someone had an Albers hat on. I just had to photograph it :D

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 10:36

    whats a jammy dodger? sounds delicious.

    Jammy dodgers are biscuit equivalent of Greggs. They are awesome.

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 10:36

    whats a jammy dodger? sounds delicious.

    Oh my word, you're missing out!

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 10:38

    It's 2 shortbread biscuits with raspberry jam in between them http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/files/2009/11/jammie-dodgers-11201.jpg

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 10:39

    Oh my word, you're missing out!

    based on the picture of them on wiki, we have those in new zealand and call them shrewsburys. My googling tells me that in england that is something completely different. Stupid english langugae.

  • Alianora La Canta01/04/2010 at 10:39

    whats a jammy dodger? sounds delicious. {Comment #219}

    A type of sweet biscuit with a round base that has the texture of light shortbread, a strawberry jam filling and a light shortbread-textured ring on top. Think jazzy custard creams and you won't be far off.

    Update: the rain is easing and @clubforce is off to get some food the team physio would approve of.

  • Alianora La Canta01/04/2010 at 10:47

    5 pages written, thats me done for the evening! Night everyone {Comment #53}

    Excellent work, Jon :)

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 10:48

    Excellent work, Jon :)

    than you :D i have woken up motivated, i should definitely write more!

    morning all

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 10:48

    These are definitely wet tyres: http://twitpic.com/1cd4tp

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 10:49

    These are definitely wet tyres: http://twitpic.com/1cd4tp

    hmm, remind me again why I want to go there?

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 10:50

    hmm, remind me again why I want to go there?

    You've never been.

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 10:50

    hmm, remind me again why I want to go there?

    Heikki.

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 10:50

    Heikki.

    ahh yes, thats the one.

  • me01/04/2010 at 10:50

    These are definitely wet tyres: http://twitpic.com/1cd4tp

    usf1 arrived then?

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 10:50

    You've never been.

    also true.

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 10:50

    These are definitely wet tyres: http://twitpic.com/1cd4tp

    invisible car. Sauber will be copying that

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 10:52

    invisible car. Sauber will be copying that

    I think its the Klingons

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 10:52

    hmm, remind me again why I want to go there?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx0J_ZLfvvI

    (wait for the chorus)

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 10:53

    I think its the Klingons

    lol. (took me a little while) :-)

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 10:56

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=kx0J_ZLfvvI

    (wait for the chorus)

    every. single. time. I saw him last weekend I sung that to myself in my head.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 10:58

    every. single. time. I saw him last weekend I sung that to myself in my head.

    ever since you first posted it there hasnt been a week where i havent had people looking at me funny for singing it

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 10:58

    ever since you first posted it there hasnt been a week where i havent had people looking at me funny for singing it

    ahh, my job here is done.

  • F1Wolf01/04/2010 at 10:58

    hmm, remind me again why I want to go there?

    because where else you can experience that ?

  • Alianora La Canta01/04/2010 at 10:58

    We aren't as obsessed generally we watch on Saturday night but only a few hours later. {Comment #135}

    Same here. Though I had fun looking for clues to Journey's End, swimming club gets in the way of watching Doctor Who when it is initially broadcast.

  • Alianora La Canta01/04/2010 at 11:00

    hmm, remind me again why I want to go there? {Comment #229}

    I know why I'd want to go there, but since the reason is that it would be easy to go and see my best friend (who lives in Singapore) on the way to/from the circuit, it probably won't persuade you to go.

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 11:01

    Doctoe Who PING - http://toata.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/71-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-new-doctor/

  • me01/04/2010 at 11:01

    i'm baffled by alonso playing the team game:

    It was also the best positions for the team, third and fourth, because we knew that the McLaren and Red Bull was coming very quick to attack us in the last couple of laps, so my job at that time of the race was just to defend our third and fourth position, and not to attack anyone.

    so he's saying he was happy to be massa's rear gunner?

    http://adamcooperf1.com/2010/04/01/fernando-alonso-i-only-want-the-sunday-afternoon-points/

  • lou01/04/2010 at 11:04

    hey all

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 11:05

    hey all

    Hullo :) you alright?

  • lou01/04/2010 at 11:07

    Hullo :) you alright?

    yep, been doing textiles all morning to avoid any f1 silly stories... lol

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 11:07

    i'm baffled by alonso playing the team game:

    i dont thats actually what he did, but it sounds much better on a press release than;

    "Massa was dog slow today wasnt he? wouldnt let me past silly man"

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 11:10

    so he's saying he was happy to be massa's rear gunner?

    Whether or not he was happy to be there, I was happy he was there. Had he passed Massa, Hamilton would have easily overtaken Felipe. Massa couldn't have pulled off an excellent corner entry trail-brake block like Fernando did.

  • me01/04/2010 at 11:10

    Massa couldn't have pulled off an excellent corner entry trail-brake block like Fernando did.

    i have no idea what that is, but it sounds good :)

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 11:11

    oooh look im now missing words out rather than just spelling them wrong

    i dont think thats actually what he did, but it sounds much better on a press release than;

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 11:11

    oooh look im now missing words out rather than just spelling them wrong


    That reminds me of someone.

  • me01/04/2010 at 11:12

    That reminds me of someone.

    it's new cool. fill in own words ;)

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 11:13

    i have no idea what that is, but it sounds good :)

    Right before Webber did a very Mark like thing and plowed into Hamilton, Lewis figured he had Fernando. Coming into the corner, Fernando had position and also late braked and continued brake cadence through the corner (shown when he locked and then ceased locking). Braking through a corner is trail-braking, very effective if you have someone believing they have an overtaking ability because it allows you a couple different lines.

  • lou01/04/2010 at 11:15

    Alex aka f1photos has a fish eye lens!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/f1photos/4480653607/in/photostream/

    not fair... i want one too lol

  • me01/04/2010 at 11:17

    Coming into the corner, Fernando had position and also late braked and continued brake cadence through the corner (shown when he locked and then ceased locking). Braking through a corner is trail-braking, very effective if you have someone believing they have an overtaking ability because it allows you a couple different lines.

    ahh wow. that's very cool. to me, i just thought he locked his rears defending too hard. ta.

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 11:21

    I am sorting out my photos, finally. I took way too many of Jenson. #blameLou

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 11:21

    ahh wow. that's very cool. to me, i just thought he locked his rears defending too hard. ta.

    He did that too. He came in smoking hot and at a bad angle and over braked and locked for a split second. His ability to cadence brake (minute modulations of the brake pedal) pulled him out of the lock and allowed him to pull out of the lock and still travel faster around the corner than Hamilton.

  • Alianora La Canta01/04/2010 at 11:22

    I am sorting out my photos, finally. I took way too many of Jenson. #blameLou {Comment #259}

    Well... ...better too many of a driver than too few ;)

  • lou01/04/2010 at 11:23

    I am sorting out my photos, finally. I took way too many of Jenson. #blameLou

    ehehehehehehe!! :D

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 11:25

    ehehehehehehe!! :D

    here is a sample :D http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/dscn1461-medium-jpg

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 11:25

    ehehehehehehe!! :D

    I am annoyed now that I had nothing for Jenson to sign

  • lou01/04/2010 at 11:29

    here is a sample :D http://drop.io...t/dscn1461-medium-jpg

    awesome!! :D hehe (hearts) amy for taking so many. It makes me feel less bad for the stupid amount i will probably take this summer if people who don't even particularly support him take so many pics :P

  • Paul01/04/2010 at 11:31

    awesome!! :D hehe (hearts) amy for taking so many. It makes me feel less bad for the stupid amount i will probably take this summer if people who don't even particularly support him take so many pics :P

    oh dear, I hope they don't put Jenson and Heikki onthe same stage at Spa

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 11:31

    awesome!! :D hehe (hearts) amy for taking so many. It makes me feel less bad for the stupid amount i will probably take this summer if people who don't even particularly support him take so many pics :P

    I took heaps of everyone! Except Heikki, I was too busy talking to him :D

  • me01/04/2010 at 11:32

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/04/01/an-aside-with-joe-hes-not-looking-very-shiny-at-all/

  • lou01/04/2010 at 11:34

    oh dear, I hope they don't put Jenson and Heikki onthe same stage at Spa

    :D

  • lou01/04/2010 at 11:35

    I took heaps of everyone! Except Heikki, I was too busy talking to him :D

    hehehe i'm useless at just talking to famous people.. other people tend to do the talking for me, if i get time to compose myself before hand i kinda can. you are much better than i am, so you can talk to jenson for me at Spa ;)

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 11:36

    Anyone having troubles cos of this BT business?

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 11:36

    Anyone having troubles cos of this BT business?

    YES

  • lou01/04/2010 at 11:36

    ping: http://sidepod...ng-very-shiny-at-all/

    yay!!!... gosh i still have to catch up with spc posts... yesterday was a busy busy day on the internet

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 11:37

    Anyone having troubles cos of this BT business?

    What BT business? Maybe if I woke up and watched GMTV today which had my favourite actor presenting the weather as he did in one of my favourite films I'd know :(

  • me01/04/2010 at 11:37

    Anyone having troubles cos of this BT business?

    "Disconnected customers who need the emergency services should try their mobile or a neighbour's landline, BT recommended."

    thanks bt

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 11:38

    What BT business? Maybe if I woke up and watched GMTV today which had my favourite actor presenting the weather as he did in one of my favourite films I'd know :(

    I hadn't heard anything about it until we started getting phone calls this morning. Rather unforunate timing.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 11:38

    "Disconnected customers who need the emergency services should try their mobile or a neighbour's landline, BT recommended."

    hahahahahah.

  • me01/04/2010 at 11:38

    yay!!!... gosh i still have to catch up with spc posts... yesterday was a busy busy day on the internet

    i know!

  • me01/04/2010 at 11:38

    btw lou, have you got the JB walk with giants video to work yet?

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 11:38

    We've had very bad problems with card processing. No debit card payments are currently possible.....

  • me01/04/2010 at 11:39

    I hadn't heard anything about it until we started getting phone calls this morning. Rather unforunate timing.

    how did they call you?

  • lou01/04/2010 at 11:39

    btw lou, have you got the JB walk with giants video to work yet?

    erm... what video?...

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 11:39

    how did they call you?

    We aren't affected directly here.

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 11:40

    Anyone having troubles cos of this BT business?

    tell me about it... Luckily we have DR telephone lines here.

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 11:40

    We've had very bad problems with card processing. No debit card payments are currently possible.....

    This kicked off yesterday morning though, maybe that's a seperate issue?

  • me01/04/2010 at 11:41

    erm... what video?...

    Remember us telling you about Jenson doing some filming for Johnnie Walker - check out the vid here - http://www.johnniewalker.com/walkwithgiants

    http://twitter.com/TheFifthDriver/status/11418603973

  • me01/04/2010 at 11:41

    tell me about it... Luckily we have DR telephone lines here.

    apparently austria also affected :)

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 11:42

    Anyone having troubles cos of this BT business?

    All seems fine now. Wasn't aware of anything.

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 11:42

    I hadn't realised there was a problem with the phones though. What actually happened?

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 11:42

    apparently austria also affected :)

    Noooo not austria!!

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 11:43

    This kicked off yesterday morning though, maybe that's a seperate issue?

    That's when it happened. Yesterday morning 10am.

    There was a fire in paddington. The fire brigade poured water on the fire... the water flooded the telephone exchange...

  • me01/04/2010 at 11:44

    There was a fire in paddington. The fire brigade poured water on the fire... the water flooded the telephone exchange...

    :)

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 11:44

    All seems fine now. Wasn't aware of anything.

    That's good. I think maybe 80% of our branches have no connections and it's a bit of a problem.

    I say let us all go home early, but I don't think the bosses are convinced.

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 11:44

    There was a fire in paddington. The fire brigade poured water on the fire... the water flooded the telephone exchange...

    Ah okay, that's close to what I heard.

    As I said, it's not just phones. Debit card processing is completely down.

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 11:44

    I'm really disappointed that the iCade isn't real - http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/other/icade_main_zoom.jpg

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 11:44

    As I said, it's not just phones. Debit card processing is completely down.

    30,000 BT Broadband customers are also affected.

  • me01/04/2010 at 11:45

    There was a fire in paddington. The fire brigade poured water on the fire... the water flooded the telephone exchange...

    according to bt it didn't happen like that though:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/31/burne_house_burns/

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 11:45

    I'm really disappointed that the iCade isn't real - http://www.thi...r/icade_main_zoom.jpg

    That's so cool!

  • lou01/04/2010 at 11:46

    Remember us telling you about Jenson doing some filming for Johnnie Walker - check out the vid here - http://www.joh...er.com/walkwithgiants

    oooooh!!! listening to the podcast now :)

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 11:46

    according to bt it didn't happen like that though:

    oh the flooding caused the fire... interesting... We were having some problems getting through to BT as... urm... all of their communications were down.

  • me01/04/2010 at 11:46

    oh the flooding caused the fire... interesting... We were having some problems getting through to BT as... urm... all of their communications were down.

    :D

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 11:47

    There's a problem with BT and we're not affected here? This must be a first. A landmark occasion.

  • Alex Andronov01/04/2010 at 11:48

    oh the flooding caused the fire... interesting... We were having some problems getting through to BT as... urm... all of their communications were down.

    Telecommunications being rather important to our business we have 4 routes out of our building. So we had to switch to our VOIP solution for 80% of our calls. The traders link to the stock exchange wasn't affected.

    I believe, although it wasn't confirmed, that the O2 cell in the square mile crashed. 02 have most blackberry and iPhone users which is quite a lot in the city!

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 11:50

    I kind of wish we were affected because then I could have done my own work instead of answering the bosses year end queries..

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 11:58

    Ok, it's that time where I have to go to work in the cave and be cut off from all outside communication =/ Have fun in the real world all.

    *trudges unhappily to his secure facility to go look at cisco router debug files*

  • lou01/04/2010 at 11:58

    hehehe that was awesome!! (hearts) Jenson. It's good to hear him talk about last year and what he's thinking about 2010. Thanks for pointing that out mr c, i would have missed it otherwise.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 12:03

    Ok, it's that time where I have to go to work in the cave and be cut off from all outside communication =/ Have fun in the real world all.

    *trudges unhappily to his secure facility to go look at cisco router debug files*

    byeeeeeeeeeee, have fun*

    *fun probably wont be as fun as this ;) sorryyyy

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 12:09

    There's a problem with BT and we're not affected here? This must be a first. A landmark occasion.

    Hehe.

    They think perhaps we might be fixed now and it actually had nothing to do with the BT thing but because that happened it was easiest to blame it on the fire. I think this should be a rule of life.

    #blameBT

    There's a problem with BT and we're not affected here? This must be a first. A landmark occasion.

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 12:11

    #blameBT

    BT could also stand for Barrowman and Tennant. I know who I blame.

    *shakes fist*

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:12

    They think perhaps we might be fixed now and it actually had nothing to do with the BT thing but because that happened it was easiest to blame it on the fire. I think this should be a rule of life.

    #blameBT

    Absolutely. Whenever there's a problem with anything like that we always #BlameBT first. :)

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:16

    I'm reading today's presser, with Rubens and Karun.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82579

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 12:18

    I'm reading today's presser, with Rubens and Karun.

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/82579

    I love the question from Ted and Rubens' responses :D

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 12:18

    2 cool pictures I has found;

    http://www.formula1.com/wi/597x478/sutton/2010/d10mal303.jpg

    Insert Joke Here

    http://www.formula1.com/wi/597x478/sutton/2010/d10mal212.jpg

    Crofty and Ted! (i think)

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 12:20

    http://www.for...on/2010/d10mal212.jpg

    Crofty and Ted! (i think)

    You be correct!

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:24

    I love the question from Ted and Rubens' responses :D

    *Thump* good luck

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 12:26

    *Thump* good luck

    My friend once did that to me before a kart race. I'd got myself in the zone, one friend asked what i was doing, i said i was focusing and the other one said "'he's getting in the zone" and then thumped me on the head. Fair to say i wasnt in 'the zone' no more ;)

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:26

    Wow. Reading the BTCC preview at Autosport and this factlet appeared - a new entrant works for FOM:

    Hollamby has been a race-winner in everything from Formula First to the VW Cup, and was a champion in Multisports as long ago as 1989, while fitting his day job as a producer for FOM's F1 coverage around it. He brings the Golf back to the BTCC for the first time in 21 years and will win a lot of fans in his ex-Baltic series machine, which has undergone a major aero upgrade by his AmD squad. Don't expect miracles though.

    I'm wondering how that works this weekend as he can't be at Sepang and Thruxton at once.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 12:30

    http://twitpic.com/1cdmqp

    "michael about to head out"

    Head out where?!?

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 12:31

    http://twitpic.com/1cdmqp

    "michael about to head out"

    wait, what?!

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 12:32

    wait, what?!

    someones clock is 13 hours early

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 12:33

    I am now catching up with my tv recordings from last weekend. In this segment the Aus hosts are interviewing Legard. It's quite terrifying.

  • me01/04/2010 at 12:35

    http://twitpic.com/1cdmqp
    "michael about to head out"

    wait, what?!

    cheating.

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:36

    http://twitpic.com/1cdmqp

    "michael about to head out"

    Head out where?!?

    Who are all those people peering through a window, and why's there a window in the pit? Is this a demo run somewhere?

  • Alianora La Canta01/04/2010 at 12:36

    http://twitpic.com/1cdmqp

    "michael about to head out"

    Head out where?!? {Comment #319}

    Into last week if I recognise that particular photo...

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 12:37

    Who are all those people peering through a window, and why's there a window in the pit? Is this a demo run somewhere?

    oooh I never saw them! Must be

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 12:37

    Who are all those people peering through a window, and why's there a window in the pit? Is this a demo run somewhere?

    Hah! I just thought that was an odd wall design.

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:38

    Hah! I just thought that was an odd wall design.

    Maybe it is..

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 12:40

    Maybe it is..

    Maybe thats how the FIA keeps check on the cars in parc ferme

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:41

    The news is picking up.. more Stuff on Autosport:

    - outboard mirrors to be banned from China

    - Michelin coming back?

    Good, I like Michelin... and it might be a tyre war

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 12:41

    Maybe thats how the FIA keeps check on the cars in parc ferme

    :D

  • me01/04/2010 at 12:42

    Good, I like Michelin... and it might be a tyre war

    "...it is believed there is a chance the governing body will simply open up the entry criteria to allow any qualified manufacturer in - reigniting an F1 tyre war."

    if true. i heart jean todt.

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 12:44

    if true. i heart jean todt.

    I think we may have to start complaing that jean Todt is doing everything right so far. This just cannot be!

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:44

    Maybe thats how the FIA keeps check on the cars in parc ferme

    :)

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 12:44

    "...it is believed there is a chance the governing body will simply open up the entry criteria to allow any qualified manufacturer in - reigniting an F1 tyre war."

    But if you were an f1 team, you'd go for Michelin above anything else, no-one else would have a tyre anywhere near fast enough

  • me01/04/2010 at 12:44

    I think we may have to start complaing that jean Todt is doing everything right so far. This just cannot be!

    unexpected... for sure :)

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:45

    if true. i heart jean todt.

    Me too, and I never ever thought I'd be saying that.

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 12:45

    I think we may have to start complaing that jean Todt is doing everything right so far. This just cannot be!

    Joe said Max did the same at the start of his reign and then he went loopy :D

  • me01/04/2010 at 12:45

    But if you were an f1 team, you'd go for Michelin above anything else, no-one else would have a tyre anywhere near fast enough

    with testing so limited, i wouldn't bet on that. when did michelin make slicks?

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:45

    But if you were an f1 team, you'd go for Michelin above anything else, no-one else would have a tyre anywhere near fast enough

    Depends who else is in it. If Bridgestone stay..

  • me01/04/2010 at 12:45

    Joe said Max did the same at the start of his reign and then he went loopy :D

    ahh. we'll enjoy it while it lasts :)

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 12:46

    Depends who else is in it. If Bridgestone stay..

    I guess if Michelin came they might.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 12:46

    with testing so limited, i wouldn't bet on that. when did michelin make slicks?

    but knowledge of f1 tyres vs no-knowledge, even if its from many years ago is better than nothing

  • James01/04/2010 at 12:46

    Joe said Max did the same at the start of his reign and then he went loopy :D

    I think that was because he stayed around so long, I don't think Todt is intrested in doing the same.

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:46

    with testing so limited, i wouldn't bet on that. when did michelin make slicks?

    For F1? In the 70s or early 80s with Ferrari.

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 12:47

    Joe said Max did the same at the start of his reign and then he went loopy :D

    I await the decision to cut costs in 5 years time by having 3 wheel Reliant Regal F1

  • me01/04/2010 at 12:47

    but knowledge of f1 tyres vs no-knowledge, even if its from many years ago is better than nothing

    true, but no tender process could see pirelli etc come back.

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 12:47

    I await the decision to cut costs in 5 years time by having 3 wheel Reliant Regal F1

    everything I know about 3 wheel vehicles I learned from Mr Bean.

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:47

    with testing so limited, i wouldn't bet on that. when did michelin make slicks?

    For F1? In the 70s or early 80s with Ferrari.

    I'm trying to think of other open-wheel series they supply and I can't think of any. They are very good in sportscars.

  • me01/04/2010 at 12:47

    For F1? In the 70s or early 80s with Ferrari.

    they did? had no idea.

  • me01/04/2010 at 12:48

    I'm trying to think of other open-wheel series they supply and I can't think of any. They are very good in sportscars.

    and we'd get bibendum back on the podium!

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 12:48

    and we'd get bibendum back on the podium!

    YES!

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 12:48

    everything I know about 3 wheel vehicles I learned from Mr Bean.

    Excellent education if I may say so

    Although Mr Bean had a green Mini didn't he? Although I remember him crashing into a 3 wheeler lots of times. Well, I say overtaking rather than crashing.

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:49

    For F1? In the 70s or early 80s with Ferrari.

    they did? had no idea.

    1977-1984 apparently

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelin#Formula_One

    It says Renault but I'm convinced Ferrari ran them for a time

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 12:50

    Although Mr Bean had a green Mini didn't he? Although I remember him crashing into a 3 wheeler lots of times. Well, I say overtaking rather than crashing.

    indeed, he had the mini but the 3 wheeler appeared to be his nemesis.

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 12:53

    indeed, he had the mini but the 3 wheeler appeared to be his nemesis.

    I thought so, I was getting a little mixed up in my memories.

    ah that swimming episode at the car park and the ticket barrier.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 12:53

    I heart Timo;

    http://twitpic.com/1cdp9l

    If there is so much heat, u have to cool down sometimes!!!! because of this, I´ve got my own pool in my drivers

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:53

    and we'd get bibendum back on the podium!

    YES!

    Drink!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelin#Bibendum

    Slogan: "Nunc est bibendum"

    The 1898 poster showed him offering the toast Nunc est bibendum ("Cheers!" or "Now is the time to drink" in Latin) to his scrawny competitors with a glass full of road hazards, with the title and the tag C'est à dire: À votre santé. Le pneu Michelin boit l'obstacle ("That is to say, to your health. The Michelin tyre drinks up obstacles").

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 12:53

    http://twitpic.com/1cdp9l

    he must get points for that!

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 12:53

    If there is so much heat, u have to cool down sometimes!!!! because of this, I´ve got my own pool in my drivers

    Definite points boost :D

  • me01/04/2010 at 12:54

    http://twitpic.com/1cdp9l

    If there is so much heat, u have to cool down sometimes!!!! because of this, I´ve got my own pool in my drivers

    wtf?

  • James01/04/2010 at 12:54

    1977-1984 apparently

    http://en.wiki.../Michelin#Formula_One

    It says Renault but I'm convinced Ferrari ran them for a time

    They did, from 1978 until 1981. :)

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:54

    I heart Timo;

    http://twitpic.com/1cdp9l

    If there is so much heat, u have to cool down sometimes!!!! because of this, I´ve got my own pool in my drivers

    heheheh. does he fill it with rainwater?

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 12:54

    wtf?

    i think its fair to say the end of that sentance got chopped off ;)

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 12:55

    i think its fair to say the end of that sentance got chopped off ;)

    aha!

    If there is so much heat, u have to cool down sometimes!!!! because of this, I´ve got my own pool in my drivers room!!!! I´m really proud of it!

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:57

    French reggae band Tryo have sung about Bibendum on their album Grain De Sable. 'Monsieur Bibendum, il est vraiment énorme / Monsieur Bibendum, le bonheur en personne' - 'Mr Bibendum, he is truly enormous, Mr Bibendum; happiness in person'.

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 12:57

    French reggae band Tryo have sung about Bibendum on their album Grain De Sable. 'Monsieur Bibendum, il est vraiment énorme / Monsieur Bibendum, le bonheur en personne' - 'Mr Bibendum, he is truly enormous, Mr Bibendum; happiness in person'.

    Oooh.

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:57

    Rally news:

    http://wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=405&season=2010&rally_id=HKJ&category=&stage=4

    Kimi is 12th. When is he scheduled to drop his usual half hour? ;)

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 12:58

    French reggae band Tryo have sung about Bibendum on their album Grain De Sable. 'Monsieur Bibendum, il est vraiment énorme / Monsieur Bibendum, le bonheur en personne' - 'Mr Bibendum, he is truly enormous, Mr Bibendum; happiness in person'.

    That is lyrcal genius.

  • Alianora La Canta01/04/2010 at 12:59

    Kimi is 12th. When is he scheduled to drop his usual half hour? {Comment #367}

    I don't think Kimi does scheduling. Just when we expect him to drop half an hour, I imagine he will gain it and win the rally...

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 12:59

    [sigh] lunch over..

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 13:05

    [sigh] lunch over..

    that wasn't a cue for everyone to shut up btw ;)

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 13:05

    Lewis after the drivers parade "probably the best drivers parade I've ever had in my whole life, everyone was shouting out burnout"

    oh the sarcasm

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 13:06

    Lewis after the drivers parade "probably the best drivers parade I've ever had in my whole life, everyone was shouting out burnout"

    oh the sarcasm

    He'll find out whoever did it.

  • me01/04/2010 at 13:06

    He'll find out whoever did it.

    :)

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 13:07

    I have fastforwarded through 3 days of footage, stopping to watch the random paddock interviews to see who I can spot in the background.

    I think I have a problem. #sidepodintervention

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 13:09

    WOW

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13248065

    that's all that needs saying

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 13:10

    aww they were interviewing Eddie Jordan and Timo sticks his head in shot as he walks past, grabs the microphone and says 'he's not right, he's definitely not right'

    Timo <3

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 13:10

    that's all that needs saying

    I know people say McLaren made Jenson shave his beard but there's no need for that, Nick

  • Amy01/04/2010 at 13:12

    they just asked Miss Poland if she could name any of the drivers and she said no. Poor Kubica.

  • lou01/04/2010 at 13:13

    that's all that needs saying

    what the hell!!! i know it's been months since i last saw a pic of him.. but... seriously!!!

  • Alianora La Canta01/04/2010 at 13:21

    The news is picking up.. more Stuff on Autosport:

    - outboard mirrors to be banned from China {Comment #329}

    I've just realised that this means we have monocoque sorbet - otherwise nobody will be able to change the wing mirrors until the end of the season.

    Unless it's an April Fool (and the date of the news item makes this possible, if unlikely).

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 13:49

    Bit lonely: http://twitpic.com/1cc6gs

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 13:51

    Who won the golf game, Rubens or Heikki?

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 13:56

    My game is still open even though the rally has started. I didn't realise it started today until it was too late, and thought it was better not to give people only a 24hr window to enter..

    http://toomuchracing.com/2010/03/30/tmr-game-week-10/

  • Kathi01/04/2010 at 13:59

    ss6 (let's pretend I updated you on the others as well ;)) #rally

    1. Petter Solberg Citroen 14.17,7

    2. J-M. Latvala Ford +1,8

    3. Dani Sordo Citroen +4,2

    4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen +6,7

    5. Mikko Hirvonen Ford +6,9

    6. Sebastien Ogier Citroen +7,1

    7. Henning Solberg Ford +18,7

    8. Matthew Wilson Ford +27,2

    9. F. Villagra +41,0

    10. Kimi Räikkönen Citroen +52,4

    Also Kimi is back in the points in 10th overall +3:24.8 behind Latvala

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 14:04

    I want to go home

  • Kathi01/04/2010 at 14:25

    #rally overall standings after 7th and final stage for today:

    1. J-M. Latvala Ford 1.11.31,5

    2. Sebastien Ogier Citroen +30,2

    3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen +31,8

    4. Petter Solberg Citroen +32,5

    5. Mikko Hirvonen Ford +42,2

    6. Dani Sordo Citroen +45,4

    7. Henning Solberg Ford +1.20,9

    Lot's of driver were slowing down on the last stage to get a better road position for tomorrow's stages.

  • Kathi01/04/2010 at 14:27

    #rally

    Kimi has survived the first day. He said it was the most difficult day for him yet and he was just trying not to crash.

  • lou01/04/2010 at 14:38

    #rally

    Kimi has survived the first day. He said it was the most difficult day for him yet and he was just trying not to crash.

    yay or Kimi news :) thanks for the updates kathi

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 14:42

    Has BlogF1 died?

  • Lisa01/04/2010 at 15:06

    Has BlogF1 died?

    Maybe. I can't get on it either.

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 15:19

    Has BlogF1 died?

    Ollie said the other day he hadn't renewed the domain

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 15:19

    Not on purpose I mean, he just forgot

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 15:19

    Ollie said the other day he hadn't renewed the domain

    ah ok, that makes sense

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 15:29

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtVlrh80MzU

    Video from last weekend's track day. I had a kimi moment while talking to the person working the starting gate =P

  • me01/04/2010 at 15:31

    rail strike is off. meet up on?

    A planned national rail strike by the RMT union has been called off after Network Rail challenged it in the High Court.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8598456.stm

  • RG01/04/2010 at 15:32

    Video from last weekend's track day. I had a kimi moment while talking to the person working the starting gate =P

    Full credit for not getting lost, that looks confusing.

    Hey all.

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 15:32

    A planned national rail strike by the RMT union has been called off after Network Rail challenged it in the High Court.

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!

  • lou01/04/2010 at 15:32

    A planned national rail strike by the RMT union has been called off after Network Rail challenged it in the High Court.

    yaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 15:33

    Full credit for not getting lost, that looks confusing.

    We have a course map and a course walk in the beginning. The key to it all is to try to get a spot on the grid in the later runs, so you can watch everyone else and see the lines they're taking.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 15:33

    Video from last weekend's track day. I had a kimi moment while talking to the person working the starting gate =P

    it always amazes me how you guys can remember where on earth you're going.

    i can tell you take your mental prep seriously with a pre-run convo like that ;)

  • lou01/04/2010 at 15:34

    A planned national rail strike by the RMT union has been called off after Network Rail challenged it in the High Court.

    did Alison end up canceling her train tickets and things? it must have caused her a load of unnecessary stress.

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 15:35

    What day are we expecting the meetup to happen?

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 15:35

    did Alison end up canceling her train tickets and things? it must have caused her a load of unnecessary stress.

    i think they cancelled it

  • me01/04/2010 at 15:35

    We have a course map and a course walk in the beginning. The key to it all is to try to get a spot on the grid in the later runs, so you can watch everyone else and see the lines they're taking.

    it's like gt4!

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 15:35

    What day are we expecting the meetup to happen?

    Sat 9th

    Afternoon all

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 15:35

    i can tell you take your mental prep seriously with a pre-run convo like that ;)

    LOL, I do take a lot seriously, but once I'm in the car there isn't much I can do but joke around with people. When I'm out of the car, I'm pacing around like Alain Prost and being very meticulous about everything.

    It's a pretty stressful day at first but after you've had 2 or 3 runs, you lighten up a ton.

    In the morning, when I wake up, I take some vitamins, drink some water and take some Ginko to make sure my mind is as sharp as possible.

  • RG01/04/2010 at 15:36

    Sat 9th

    Not the 7th or was I making that up?

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Sidepodpub+Meetup:+April+2010

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 15:36

    Sat 9th

    I thought it was in the week?

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 15:36

    Not the 7th or was I making that up?

    That's when Gavin's in town I think

    Alison & Nick are the weekend

  • lou01/04/2010 at 15:36

    Sat 9th

    that's a friday?

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 15:37

    that's a friday?

    Then it's the 10th

    Sorry

  • lou01/04/2010 at 15:37

    Then it's the 10th

    Sorry

    okay,

    Hi btw :)

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 15:38

    okay,

    Hi btw :)

    Hey Lou

    You got your Spa tix then? :D

  • RG01/04/2010 at 15:38

    Then it's the 10th

    Sorry

    All updated, probably wrong somewhere, but still.

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 15:39

    It's a pretty stressful day at first but after you've had 2 or 3 runs, you lighten up a ton.

    In the afternoon, once you've gotten your morning runs out of the way, you already know if you're going to be fast that day or not, so everyone becomes less serious and we all start joking around with each other. Like last weekend, in the afternoon I already knew my car was going to be a mid-pack car that day, so I took the class markings from my friends car off the side of his vehicle and make this on the back of his car:

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4474809786_e2a6c5932c_o.jpg

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 15:39

    All updated, probably wrong somewhere, but still.

    Be careful, there are two things that week

    Gavin in the week, which is what the wiki page is for

  • lou01/04/2010 at 15:39

    Hey Lou

    You got your Spa tix then? :D

    i'm all ready to press confirm. dad's on his way home and wants to check it before i do anything (so he feels in control). lol

  • RG01/04/2010 at 15:40

    Be careful, there are two things that week

    This is so totally not confusing at all.

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 15:40

    Not the 7th or was I making that up?

    I thought it was midweek too

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 15:40

    Gavin in the week, which is what the wiki page is for

    The week one I can do 100%. The Saturday one, not so much.

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 15:41

    This is so totally not confusing at all.

    Reverse the changes :)

    The Sat thing doesn't need a wiki page, it's not an 'official meet' ;)

  • me01/04/2010 at 15:41

    Not the 7th or was I making that up?

    we're going to be there on the 7th is that helps.

  • RG01/04/2010 at 15:42

    Reverse the changes :)

    The Sat thing doesn't need a wiki page, it's not an 'official meet' ;)

    Already have... I'm so glad I live up here at times.

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 15:42

    we're going to be there on the 7th is that helps.

    Thats alright then :D I shall be there too

  • me01/04/2010 at 15:42

    Already have... I'm so glad I live up here at times.

    awww :(

  • lou01/04/2010 at 15:43

    we're going to be there on the 7th is that helps.

    me too.. lukeh, book your tickets for then ;)

  • lou01/04/2010 at 15:43

    Already have... I'm so glad I live up here at times.

    aw :(

  • me01/04/2010 at 15:43

    me too.. lukeh, book your tickets for then ;)

    w00t!

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 15:44

    Sorry for the confusion

    Alison's train journey has a lot to answer for :)

  • RG01/04/2010 at 15:44

    awww :(

    It wasn't meant to be a sad comment, just meaning I was glad not to be confused about which is what... but, I suppose it could mean both.

    Note to self, stop confusing myself.

  • lou01/04/2010 at 15:44

    w00t!

    is it too early to ask what's happening on the 7th? lol ;)

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 15:46

    is it too early to ask what's happening on the 7th? lol ;)

    I hear theres an f1 exhibition on at the science museum

    http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/about_us/press_and_media/press_releases/2009/03/Fast Forward.aspx

    ;)

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 15:47

    is it too early to ask what's happening on the 7th? lol ;)

    Ask Gavin or suggest something on the Wiki

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 15:47

    I hear theres an f1 exhibition on at the science museum

    :D

  • me01/04/2010 at 15:48

    I hear theres an f1 exhibition on at the science museum

    hehe. wasn't planning on taking a day off though, just pub from 7pm(ish). is that cool with everyone?

  • lou01/04/2010 at 15:48

    hehe. wasn't planning on taking a day off though, just pub from 7pm(ish). is that cool with everyone?

    fine by me.. lukeh.. can we go to the V&A during the day please?... thanks ;)

  • me01/04/2010 at 15:49

    fine by me.. lukeh.. can we go to the V&A during the day please?... thanks ;)

    :)

  • lou01/04/2010 at 15:49

    :)

    not that i'm desperate to go to some more art galleries or anything... ;)

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 15:50

    fine by me.. lukeh.. can we go to the V&A during the day please?... thanks ;)

    See, she already has it planned out :)

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 15:51

    hehe. wasn't planning on taking a day off though, just pub from 7pm(ish). is that cool with everyone?

    The trains back to wales go a lot later for me now so won't be a problem here, can stay a lot longer than I did last year.

  • lou01/04/2010 at 15:51

    See, she already has it planned out :)

    we're going to the photographers gallery (which i only realised existed the other day) too.... just so you know ;)

  • me01/04/2010 at 15:52

    The trains back to wales go a lot later for me now so won't be a problem here, can stay a lot longer than I did last year.

    wonderful.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/04/2010 at 15:57

    Hey everyone,

    What goes on?

    I've been busying myself in readiness for this weekend:

    2010 Malaysian Grand Prix Preview (Sepang, Round 3) - http://tinyurl.com/ybppwho

    The Possible Return of Michelin - http://tinyurl.com/ydraffm

    (and)

    Sometimes Wonderful Things Happen - http://tinyurl.com/yetttcl

    Now I intend to do nothing until first practice

    :D

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 16:01

    we're going to the photographers gallery (which i only realised existed the other day) too.... just so you know ;)

    Is that near Leicester Sq?

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 16:01

    Hi Leigh

  • me01/04/2010 at 16:02

    Now I intend to do nothing until first practice

    :D

    yay for blogging ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/04/2010 at 16:02

    Hi Bassano + Mr C

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/04/2010 at 16:02

    Had loads of stuff to do, so decided to jam it out in 1 hour

    :)

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 16:05

    Sorry for the confusion

    Alison's train journey has a lot to answer for :)

    Grrrrr!! What now???

  • lou01/04/2010 at 16:05

    Is that near Leicester Sq?

    it's here apparently - http://www.photonet.org.uk/index.php?pid=14

    i was asked about it in an interview and i'd never heard of it let alone been there. so thought i should check it out..

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 16:06

    did Alison end up canceling her train tickets and things? it must have caused her a load of unnecessary stress.

    You WHAT????

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 16:07

    Oh my God. I'm just going to curl up in a ball and cry.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 16:07

    Oh my God. I'm just going to curl up in a ball and cry.

    It's fine, it's all sorted now, nout you can do about it.

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 16:07

    i was asked about it in an interview and i'd never heard of it let alone been there. so thought i should check it out..

    We're never going to find that. It's nowhere near a tube station. :P

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 16:08

    It's fine, it's all sorted now, nout you can do about it.

    Except they released timetables yesterday, confirmed my train was cancelled so now I have booked a bus ticket. What do I do now????

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 16:08

    it's here apparently - http://www.pho...g.uk/index.php?pid=14

    Ah, not what I was thinking about

    Let me know how it is, I'm sure it'll be fab

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 16:09

    Except they released timetables yesterday, confirmed my train was cancelled so now I have booked a bus ticket. What do I do now????

    You use the bus?

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 16:09

    Except they released timetables yesterday, confirmed my train was cancelled so now I have booked a bus ticket. What do I do now????

    Take the bus

  • lou01/04/2010 at 16:09

    Oh my God. I'm just going to curl up in a ball and cry.

    *hugs* at least you've got the bus ticket?..

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 16:09

    You use the bus?

    But I don't want to. I wanted to get the train which is why I bought a train ticket.....

  • lou01/04/2010 at 16:09

    Ah, not what I was thinking about

    Let me know how it is, I'm sure it'll be fab

    is there another one?

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 16:09

    But I don't want to. I wanted to get the train which is why I bought a train ticket.....

    Then phone the bus company and see if you can get a refund?

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 16:09

    I presume I can still get my train ticket refunded?

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 16:10

    is there another one?

    I went to an exhibition of photos a few years back. Was v near Leic Sq station

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 16:10

    I presume I can still get my train ticket refunded?

    You mean they weren't plannin on refunding you originally?

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 16:10

    I presume I can still get my train ticket refunded?

    I would think that'd be a reasonable request

  • lou01/04/2010 at 16:11

    We're never going to find that. It's nowhere near a tube station. :P

    haha.. i'd argue but it's true... i'll print out a map and things.. we'll stumble across it.

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 16:11

    You mean they weren't plannin on refunding you originally?

    They told me I had to post the ticket back which I haven't done yet. It's not an instant thing. I also presume it's going to take them ages to get it all sorted.

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 16:12

    I am so annoyed.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 16:12

    They told me I had to post the ticket back which I haven't done yet. It's not an instant thing. I also presume it's going to take them ages to get it all sorted.

    Phone them up and see if it's still valid.

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 16:12

    haha.. i'd argue but it's true... i'll print out a map and things.. we'll stumble across it.

    I was only kidding :) by the looks of things it's only 2 corners away from the station.

    So yeah, we'll totally lo.. I mean, we'll stumble across it. :P

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 16:13

    Phone them up and see if it's still valid.

    Unless the bus ticket is refundable, there's no point is there

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 16:13

    Phone them up and see if it's still valid.

    Well I can't refund my bus ticket. It costs a fortune to get refundable ones. I have to take the bus. I am actually going to cry. I am that angry.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 16:13

    Unless the bus ticket is refundable, there's no point is there

    oh yeah, do that first, then phone Naitonal rail

  • lou01/04/2010 at 16:17

    So yeah, we'll totally lo.. I mean, we'll stumble across it. :P

    :P you think finding that is gonna be hard... there are loads and loads of pubs in london, we've somehow got to get to the right one by 7pm... ;)

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 16:17

    :P you think finding that is gonna be hard... there are loads and loads of pubs in london, we've somehow got to get to the right one by 7pm... ;)

    Is Emily going, she'll find it ;)

  • lou01/04/2010 at 16:18

    Well I can't refund my bus ticket. It costs a fortune to get refundable ones. I have to take the bus. I am actually going to cry. I am that angry.

    awwww Alison! *offers cup of tea* it will work out, and i'm sure it will all be worth it in the long run.

  • lou01/04/2010 at 16:18

    Is Emily going, she'll find it ;)

    hahaha no, Emily's in Spain next week.

  • lou01/04/2010 at 16:20

    Is Emily going, she'll find it ;)

    on tuesday we did find the one you were talking about a while ago on the Strand though.. totally by chance

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 16:21

    it's here apparently - http://www.pho...g.uk/index.php?pid=14

    Ah, it's the same gallery in a new location

    Used to be on Great Newport St

    http://www.urban75.org/london/photographers-gallery-old.html

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 16:22

    on tuesday we did find the one you were talking about a while ago on the Strand though.. totally by chance

    It seems to be a tough one to find ;)

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 16:22

    It seems to be a tough one to find ;)

    Oh shut up

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 16:23

    Oh shut up

    Easy now

  • lou01/04/2010 at 16:23

    It seems to be a tough one to find ;)

    the coal one?

  • Bassano01/04/2010 at 16:24

    the coal one?

    Yep. Never mind

  • lou01/04/2010 at 16:24

    Oh shut up

    we could easily done what you did. Come next week i probably will..

  • lou01/04/2010 at 16:25

    we could easily have done what you did. Come next week i probably will..

    wow that is bad english :s i apologise.

  • Alianora La Canta01/04/2010 at 16:46

    I have just seen something I never thought I'd see in my life...

    ...a kart race with only one overtaking move. Due to the person being overtaken being engaged in an argument with someone who'd crashed.

    Let's just say that the track, which will remain anonymous, will never have me racing on it...

  • me01/04/2010 at 16:50

    But I don't want to. I wanted to get the train which is why I bought a train ticket.....

    in fairness janna did suggest you wait. i appreciate it doesn't help now, but there was always a chance.

  • lou01/04/2010 at 16:53

    hehehe some fan questions put to Jenson and Lewis

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=820bMCyOXoY

    They just seem to ramble on alot... but it's oddly funny.

    and then a behind the scenes...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v05uMAfUw-4

    photoshoots look fun!

  • me01/04/2010 at 16:58

    hehehe some fan questions put to Jenson and Lewis

    lewis reads out loud like i do :)

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 16:59

    lewis reads out loud like i do :)

    Definitely BFF

  • lou01/04/2010 at 16:59

    lewis reads out loud like i do :)

    bffs? ;)

  • me01/04/2010 at 16:59

    meanies :(

  • lou01/04/2010 at 17:00

    meanies :(

    awwwww

    #loveyoureallymrc

  • Kathi01/04/2010 at 17:03

    and then a behind the scenes...

    Patrice?!?! Why is he there?

  • me01/04/2010 at 17:03

    Patrice?!?! Why is he there?

    who is he?

  • lou01/04/2010 at 17:04

    Patrice?!?! Why is he there?

    who?

  • Kathi01/04/2010 at 17:04

    who is he?

    He is/was a vj for a German music TV channel (VIVA) and then he had a thing with Anastacia I think...

  • jpancoast01/04/2010 at 17:06

    He is/was a vj for a German music TV channel (VIVA) and then he had a thing with Anastacia I think...

    Now I'm even more lost than I was before... :)

  • Kathi01/04/2010 at 17:07

    Now I'm even more lost than I was before... :)

    oops it was MTV Germany. Look they even have fan videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QF_itXFnm4

  • me01/04/2010 at 17:10

    oops it was MTV Germany. Look they even have fan videos: http://www.you...m/watch?v=-QF_itXFnm4

    ahh cool. was assuming he was involved in f1 :)

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 17:11

    Ah that's better. :)

    Home at last.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/04/2010 at 17:13

    evening pat

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 17:15

    evening pat

    Hi

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 17:15

    Robert Doornbos answered the question of which other open wheel series use Michelins.

    http://twitpic.com/1cewap

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 17:16

    Robert Doornbos answered the question of which other open wheel series use Michelins.

    http://twitpic.com/1cewap

    Formula Renault too

  • jpancoast01/04/2010 at 17:17

    AN ASIDE WITH JOE! W00T!!

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 17:25

    Lou, this is what I was talking about last night; ala Autosport and weekend pass

    http://www.autosport.com/plus/?wp=1

  • lou01/04/2010 at 17:25

    hehehe i've just discovered this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GcGBQAYeL4

    I love that Lewis wanted parking sensors and Jenson didn't :) hehehe

  • lou01/04/2010 at 17:26

    Lou, this is what I was talking about last night; ala Autosport and weekend pass

    ahhh cool. i'll take a look at that. thanks.

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 17:42

    I've only just realised the Youtube april fools thing. *facepalm*

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 17:45

    I've only just realised the Youtube april fools thing. *facepalm*

    Something about TEXT format videos?

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 17:47

    Something about TEXT format videos?

    Yup, videos in ASCII art. It's quite impressive in an odd, totally unviewable whatsoever way :)

  • Turkey Machine01/04/2010 at 17:49

    i need some entertainment which twitter and facebook are both failing to provide. LUUUUUUKEEEEEEEHHHHHHH!

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 17:50

    i need some entertainment which twitter and facebook are both failing to provide. LUUUUUUKEEEEEEEHHHHHHH!

    I'm watching Muse videos in ASCII art, I don't know if you can get life much more exciting than that.

  • Turkey Machine01/04/2010 at 17:55

    That sounds awesome. if only my phone wasnt so rrrubbish!

  • me01/04/2010 at 17:56

    I'm watching Muse videos in ASCII art, I don't know if you can get life much more exciting than that.

    jenson ascii art is quite cool.

  • lou01/04/2010 at 18:10

    jenson ascii art is quite cool.

    i wish i understood what that was...

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 18:14

    i wish i understood what that was...

    Ascii art is art that is created by letters and numbers. Youtube has an option today to view videos like this, on some videos (not all) choose the TEXTp option and it'll play the video in letters and numbers. It's really odd but quite funky

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 18:15

    Ascii art is art that is created by letters and numbers. Youtube has an option today to view videos like this, on some videos (not all) choose the TEXTp option and it'll play the video in letters and numbers. It's really odd but quite funky

    They actually made videos? That's an april fool too far....

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 18:16

    They actually made videos? That's an april fool too far....

    It's just a clever filter, they didn't remake all videos :P

    I think it may be ones that 'HD' options

  • lou01/04/2010 at 18:18

    my dad will do anything to get out of paying for Spa... he can't find his credit card now...

    he also thought i was going for just one day :s

  • me01/04/2010 at 18:23

    I think it may be ones that 'HD' options

    tis true. no ascii christine on the internet :(

  • lou01/04/2010 at 18:30

    dad has walked off without paying for the Spa tickets... this is going to be harder than i thought... i may have to try again later..

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 18:31

    dad has walked off without paying for the Spa tickets... this is going to be harder than i thought... i may have to try again later..

    it is your birthday present, he is legally obliged to pay ;)

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 18:31

    dad has walked off without paying for the Spa tickets... this is going to be harder than i thought... i may have to try again later..

    Boo!! Also, only one day? Has he not seen you every other weekend for the past few years for several days watching f1? :P

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 18:32

    There's no way I'm going to Spa now.... I can't even make it to London without event.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/04/2010 at 18:32

    Back everyone,

    Just finished my monthly playlist of stuff that's just about kept me on my toes through March

    :)

    http://easymusicfordifficultears.blogspot.com/2010/04/april-2010-easy-music-for-difficult.html

  • me01/04/2010 at 18:32

    schumi really was driving today: http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13248094

    hehe: http://en.espnf1.com/hrtf1/motorsport/image/13036.html?object=2211

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 18:33

    schumi really was driving today: http://www.aut...photo.php/id/13248094

    everything makes sense!

  • lou01/04/2010 at 18:34

    it is your birthday present, he is legally obliged to pay ;)

    hehehe i know. he seems happier that it's for 4 days (the price seems much more reasonable) lol, He was so close to paying... then he got onto the subject of unis with me.. then went to go let the cat in.. he hasn't come back hmmm..

  • me01/04/2010 at 18:34

    everything makes sense!

    :)

  • Turkey Machine01/04/2010 at 18:35

    @mr c and people hoping for the sidepodmeetup, is it still firmly pencilled in for next week?

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 18:35

    schumi really was driving today: http://www.aut...photo.php/id/13248094

    I think that background has been photoshopped in, I do

  • lou01/04/2010 at 18:36

    Boo!! Also, only one day? Has he not seen you every other weekend for the past few years for several days watching f1? :P

    yeah i know! he said when he used to go to GPs and other races he'd just go for the race. I asked him if he was up to driving me down to belgium one very very very very very early August morning, and then driving me back the same day much much much later. He then realised that 4 days was sensible :D heheh

  • me01/04/2010 at 18:36

    @mr c and people hoping for the sidepodmeetup, is it still firmly pencilled in for next week?

    yup.

  • me01/04/2010 at 18:36

    @mr c and people hoping for the sidepodmeetup, is it still firmly pencilled in for next week?

    yup.

    well, the midweek one anyhow.

  • Turkey Machine01/04/2010 at 18:37

    Apologies for the dire commenting btw, mobile doohickey on a less-than-good phone.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/04/2010 at 18:37

    well, the midweek one anyhow.

    Any details yet?

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 18:38

    Apologies for the dire commenting btw, mobile doohickey on a less-than-good phone.

    By any chance do you have a Nokia 'I see you are trying to type, let me crash for you' 5800?

  • lou01/04/2010 at 18:40

    mwahahaha i have the credit card in my hand!! eheh

  • me01/04/2010 at 18:40

    Any details yet?

    i would guess the plan is to rely on alex to find a suitable spot.

  • me01/04/2010 at 18:41

    he finally caught up with him: http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13248090

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/04/2010 at 18:42

    i would guess the plan is to rely on alex to find a suitable spot.

    Grand plan

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 18:42

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13248074

    "so how does this F-Duck thing work? i stick my knee where?"

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 18:52

    Greetings sidepodworld

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/04/2010 at 18:53

    evening steven

    how does you be sir?

  • lou01/04/2010 at 18:54

    ehehee!!! ticket booked!!! i'm going to a grand prix!!! :D

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 18:55

    ehehee!!! ticket booked!!! i'm going to a grand prix!!! :D

    yay :D

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 18:55

    evening steven

    how does you be sir?

    Survivng the very dodgy weather. Typical Scottish weather. 4 seasons in one hour

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 18:55

    ehehee!!! ticket booked!!! i'm going to a grand prix!!! :D

    YAY

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/04/2010 at 18:56

    Survivng the very dodgy weather. Typical Scottish weather. 4 seasons in one hour

    Aye - know that feeling

    :o

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 19:19

    I'm writing about real time applications in my dissertation at the moment, and I've just written Real Time Doohickey for the 5th time.

    #obsessed

  • me01/04/2010 at 19:21

    I'm writing about real time applications in my dissertation at the moment, and I've just written Real Time Doohickey for the 5th time.

    hehe. what else are you covering?

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 19:24

    hehe. what else are you covering?

    at the moment I'm just writing about different ways computing can be used with special educational needs, hence why I'm talking about real time stuff to help with issues like cerebral palsy, etc. Then moving onto more technical computing talk with other disabilities. Fingers crossed by the time the meetup comes I'll have 75% of the dissertation done :)

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 19:24

    ehehee!!! ticket booked!!! i'm going to a grand prix!!! :D

    Excellent

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 19:25

    Do you think I could sue my train company for stress or relationship breakdown or something?

  • me01/04/2010 at 19:26

    at the moment I'm just writing about different ways computing can be used with special educational needs, hence why I'm talking about real time stuff to help with issues like cerebral palsy, etc

    blimey, had never considered that.

  • me01/04/2010 at 19:28

    Do you think I could sue my train company for stress or relationship breakdown or something?

    i'm not sure you could successfully sue a train company for ensuring all the trains are running on time. no.

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 19:28

    Do you think I could sue my train company for stress or relationship breakdown or something?

    Nick dumped you? At least your train is back on.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 19:29

    i'm not sure you could successfully sue a train company for ensuring all the trains are running on time. no.

    The man has a point

  • lou01/04/2010 at 19:29

    Fingers crossed by the time the meetup comes I'll have 75% of the dissertation done :)

    yay!!

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 19:29

    i'm not sure you could successfully sue a train company for ensuring all the trains are running on time. no.

    When you put it like that it's hard to make a case

  • lou01/04/2010 at 19:31

    Do you think I could sue my train company for stress or relationship breakdown or something?

    :( probably not. at least you get a 4 day weekend now... thursdays are rrrubbish though :(

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 19:31

    Nick dumped you? At least your train is back on.

    Hahaha I should think not!!

    This is not good news. It has just made me angry. I have to take the bus. Nick has not had a lot of sympathy. He thinks it's silly. Because he's never got worked up about something I think is silly.....

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 19:32

    This is not good news. It has just made me angry. I have to take the bus. Nick has not had a lot of sympathy. He thinks it's silly. Because he's never got worked up about something I think is silly.....

    Theres not a great deal you can do about it, you changed and went for a bus, not you can't change it you'll have to take that. Yes it sucks and trains are better but without wasting a bus ticket theres not a great deal you can do about it!

  • lou01/04/2010 at 19:33

    This is not good news. It has just made me angry. I have to take the bus. Nick has not had a lot of sympathy. He thinks it's silly. Because he's never got worked up about something I think is silly.....

    he should definitely make you (or at least buy you) lots of pancakes when you see each other..

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 19:34

    Theres not a great deal you can do about it, you changed and went for a bus, not you can't change it you'll have to take that. Yes it sucks and trains are better but without wasting a bus ticket theres not a great deal you can do about it!

    I had to book it though. They announced my train as one that would definitely go if there was a strike. The cut off for a reduced bus was yesterday. Today it would have cost more than the train did.....

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 19:34

    This is not good news. It has just made me angry. I have to take the bus. Nick has not had a lot of sympathy. He thinks it's silly. Because he's never got worked up about something I think is silly.....

    Go on the train if it is running rather than the bus.

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 19:34

    he should definitely make you (or at least buy you) lots of pancakes when you see each other..

    and a Milky Bar

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 19:35

    I had to book it though. They announced my train as one that would definitely go if there was a strike. The cut off for a reduced bus was yesterday. Today it would have cost more than the train did.....

    You need to stop planning ahead and wait to the last minute like sensible people do. No stress that way

  • me01/04/2010 at 19:35

    You need to stop planning ahead and wait to the last minute like sensible people do. No stress that way

    it's the sidepodway

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 19:36

    I had to book it though. They announced my train as one that would definitely go if there was a strike. The cut off for a reduced bus was yesterday. Today it would have cost more than the train did.....

    And a high court ruled against the strike, there was no way you could have known that, you could have waited but it may have still gone on and then you'd have lost that way.

    I know it sucks but theres nothing you can do about it.

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 19:36

    You need to stop planning ahead and wait to the last minute like sensible people do. No stress that way

    Eurgh. It's too expensive!!

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 19:36

    it's the sidepodway

    more expensive though

  • me01/04/2010 at 19:37

    more expensive though

    in this instance, wouldn't it have worked out cheaper?

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 19:37

    And a high court ruled against the strike, there was no way you could have known that, you could have waited but it may have still gone on and then you'd have lost that way.

    Thing is didn't they rule against a BA strike? That went ahead anyway.

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 19:37

    And a high court ruled against the strike, there was no way you could have known that, you could have waited but it may have still gone on and then you'd have lost that way.

    Maybe you should sue the high court.

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 19:37

    in this instance, wouldn't it have worked out cheaper?

    No. I can have a refund on the train tickets. I'm just annoyed I have to get the stupid bus. I hate the bus.

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 19:37

    more expensive though

    But no stress or broken relationships

  • me01/04/2010 at 19:38

    Thing is didn't they rule against a BA strike? That went ahead anyway.

    i thought they did at xmas? the second one went ahead.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 19:38

    in this instance, wouldn't it have worked out cheaper?

    I know but there was no way she could have known, in hindsight it would have been better to wait

  • me01/04/2010 at 19:38

    No. I can have a refund on the train tickets. I'm just annoyed I have to get the stupid bus. I hate the bus.

    what? what's all the fuss then?

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 19:38

    Thing is didn't they rule against a BA strike? That went ahead anyway.

    I guess the BA union were not balloting signal boxes that closed down 50 years ago

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 19:38

    Thing is didn't they rule against a BA strike? That went ahead anyway.

    i thought they did at xmas? the second one went ahead.

    it was something to do with the way they did the balot i think

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 19:38

    what? what's all the fuss then?

    You want to sit on a bus for 12 hours for no reason?

  • Kathi01/04/2010 at 19:38
  • lou01/04/2010 at 19:39

    Kimus Räikkönus :D

    :D :D :D :D :D hehehe!!!

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 19:39

    Maybe you should sue the high court.

    For making trains run on time?

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 19:39

    Kimus Räikkönus :D

    haa. love that he's still wearing his race suit

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 19:40

    Kimus Räikkönus :D

    I knew rally drivers had different safety gear from F1 drivers but that looks odd

  • lou01/04/2010 at 19:40

    You want to sit on a bus for 12 hours for no reason?

    :(

  • me01/04/2010 at 19:40

    You want to sit on a bus for 12 hours for no reason?

    i'd would just drive.

  • me01/04/2010 at 19:40

    I guess the BA union were not balloting signal boxes that closed down 50 years ago

    :D

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 19:41

    For making trains run on time?

    How can anyone in this country cope with the concept of trains that run on time.

  • Lisa01/04/2010 at 19:41

    it was something to do with the way they did the balot i think

    Yes, the court ruled that the ballot process for the Christmas strikes was flawed so the strike would be illegal. The ballot had to be redone, hence the strikes taking place the last two weeks.

  • lou01/04/2010 at 19:42

    How can anyone in this country cope with the concept of trains that run on time.

    when i went to Falmouth the train arrived at each station early!! it was unnerving

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 19:42

    Yes, the court ruled that the ballot process for the Christmas strikes was flawed so the strike would be illegal. The ballot had to be redone, hence the strikes taking place the last two weeks.

    there ya go. so there will be more strikes, just when they're all good and legal

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 19:42

    Oh well. They've saved me from my own extravagance. The train was too expensive anyways....

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 19:42

    when i went to Falmouth the train arrived at each station early!! it was unnerving

    ooh yeah ive had that, tis wierd

  • lou01/04/2010 at 19:43

    Oh well. They've saved me from my own extravagance. The train was too expensive anyways....

    :( more money to spend during your time off?

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 19:44

    ooh yeah ive had that, tis wierd

    Do any of you travel on routes with scheduled waiting time? That's always weird. My trains from Liverpool used to sit at Preston for 50 minutes for no real reason. Very frustrating.

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 19:45

    :( more money to spend during your time off?

    Yeah, to be fair to him, Nick said he'd pay for the bus ticket so I could get the train. I said I'd rather go to LegoLand :D

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 19:45

    Just had a huge shot of encouragement when I asked someone how they're getting on with their dissertation. They replied with (this is their actual line)

    i haven't done anymore than 100 or so words hehe

    This has to be done in 26 days time. 15,000 words. Staggering stuff....

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 19:46

    Yeah, to be fair to him, Nick said he'd pay for the bus ticket so I could get the train. I said I'd rather go to LegoLand :D

    Shouldn't the two of you be going to the same place

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 19:48

    Shouldn't the two of you be going to the same place

    They're playing hide and seek

    The area of play is...

    England

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 19:48

    Shouldn't the two of you be going to the same place

    I don't think he wants to travel on the bus :D I wouldn't wish that on anyone tbh....

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 19:50

    This has to be done in 26 days time. 15,000 words. Staggering stuff....

    Blimey. I had a 10k one to do and it took 3 months.

  • lou01/04/2010 at 19:51

    Do any of you travel on routes with scheduled waiting time? That's always weird. My trains from Liverpool used to sit at Preston for 50 minutes for no real reason. Very frustrating.

    ooo, that sounds horrible, never had that before.

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/04/2010 at 19:51

    Blimey. I had a 10k one to do and it took 3 months.

    Same here. Although I was so enthused, I actually rewrote it after I finished university

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 19:52

    Anyone for FantasyWRC results? Remember Danny scores each stage so we have results for day 1.

    I made up 5 places in the main game and lie 7th, and 3rd in the league. :-)

    http://www.fantasywrc.com/

  • lou01/04/2010 at 19:52

    Anyone for FantasyWRC results? Remember Danny scores each stage so we have results for day 1.

    I made up 5 places in the main game and lie 7th, and 3rd in the league. :-)

    http://www.fantasywrc.com/

    i've even forgotten who i have in my team... *goes to look*

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 19:52

    Do any of you travel on routes with scheduled waiting time? That's always weird. My trains from Liverpool used to sit at Preston for 50 minutes for no real reason. Very frustrating.

    My tt usually tells me that i need to wait but generally the tube times are so much longer than it actually takes i just get on an earlier train

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 19:53

    Do any of you travel on routes with scheduled waiting time? That's always weird. My trains from Liverpool used to sit at Preston for 50 minutes for no real reason. Very frustrating.

    The longest wait I've had is about 10 or 15 minutes while they connected another train to ours..

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 19:53

    ooo, that sounds horrible, never had that before.

    They claimed it was for a staff change. I can't see why that takes any longer than passengers getting on and off though. The mystery of the railway.....

  • me01/04/2010 at 19:53

    i've even forgotten who i have in my team... *goes to look*

    i daren't look until kimi does well

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 19:53

    i daren't look until kimi does well

    To be fair I did look at yours and I reckon you're hurting a lot more by having Loeb take up all your cash

  • Leigh O'Gorman01/04/2010 at 19:54

    The mystery of the railway....

    People like us are not meant to understand.

  • RG01/04/2010 at 19:54

    Anyone for FantasyWRC results? Remember Danny scores each stage so we have results for day 1.

    I made up 5 places in the main game and lie 7th, and 3rd in the league. :-)

    http://www.fantasywrc.com/

    Pat, I think we've got the top scores for Jordan so far.

    I am liking this 6th, even better than IndyCar this.

  • lou01/04/2010 at 19:54

    i daren't look until kimi does well

    oh... i have kimi too i think.

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 19:54

    My tt usually tells me that i need to wait but generally the tube times are so much longer than it actually takes i just get on an earlier train

    I'm talking about where your train is going along the line, pulls into a station then sits on the platform for nearly an hour before it continues on its way. It's scheduled that way.

  • me01/04/2010 at 19:54

    To be fair I did look at yours and I reckon you're hurting a lot more by having Loeb take up all your cash

    oh, so i should change him? i don't know any others.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 19:55

    I'm talking about where your train is going along the line, pulls into a station then sits on the platform for nearly an hour before it continues on its way. It's scheduled that way.

    ooh wow. how odd

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 19:55

    Pat, I think we've got the top scores for Jordan so far.

    I am liking this 6th, even better than IndyCar this.

    Strangely enough I'm enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. :)

    In IndyCar I lost 24 places because I forgot to swap out a driver that only did one race.

  • me01/04/2010 at 19:56

    oh, so i should change him? i don't know any others.

    "All selections have now been FROZEN until after the Rally of Turkey"

    ahh, chuff :)

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 19:57

    Anyone for FantasyWRC results? Remember Danny scores each stage so we have results for day 1.

    I made up 5 places in the main game and lie 7th, and 3rd in the league. :-)

    http://www.fantasywrc.com/

    Down to 5th. Started well and heading south now.

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 19:57

    I'm talking about where your train is going along the line, pulls into a station then sits on the platform for nearly an hour before it continues on its way. It's scheduled that way.

    Never had that but I tend to drive everywhere

  • RG01/04/2010 at 19:58

    Strangely enough I'm enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. :)

    In IndyCar I lost 24 places because I forgot to swap out a driver that only did one race.

    It proves my faith in Oggi is good.

    In IndyCar I went from 1st overall to 24th overall, damn that Sato.

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 19:58

    oh, so i should change him? i don't know any others.

    Yeah. You can have Loeb scoring a top 3 result on his own, or for that money you can get three other drivers scoring top 6s. Pretty much anyone from the top 8 Kathi posted earlier should do it.

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 19:58

    "All selections have now been FROZEN until after the Rally of Turkey"

    Turkey?

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 19:59

    "All selections have now been FROZEN until after the Rally of Turkey"

    Turkey?

    It should read "frozen until the Rally of Turkey"... or "frozen until after Rally of Jordan"..

    shirley?

  • lou01/04/2010 at 20:00

    oh... i have kimi too i think.

    yay!! 18th!!!

    Mr C i'm ahead of you... by one place...

  • me01/04/2010 at 20:00

    Mr C i'm ahead of you... by one place...

    blast!

  • lou01/04/2010 at 20:01

    They claimed it was for a staff change. I can't see why that takes any longer than passengers getting on and off though. The mystery of the railway.....

    see.... the train down to Falmouth swapped staff at Plymouth, but we weren't stopped at that station for any longer time.

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 20:03

    Oh shut up

    Not acceptable.

  • me01/04/2010 at 20:16

    i likes his new helmet: http://www.f1minute.com/category/f1-big-picture/

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 20:17

    I defy anyone to now not like Formula 3 teams ;)

    http://twitpic.com/1cgjop

    After the severe hail storm there wasn't a lot of testing going on at Pembrey - so the F3 boys got creative....

    hahah

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 20:17

    i likes his new helmet: http://www.f1m...egory/f1-big-picture/

    That is so much nicer than the Tangerine Monster

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 20:21

    i likes his new helmet: http://www.f1m...egory/f1-big-picture/

    I love those cars

  • Chris01/04/2010 at 20:27

    Hey all. Just saw online that the rail strikes have been cancelled. Are we still meeting?

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 20:31

    Hey all. Just saw online that the rail strikes have been cancelled. Are we still meeting?

    Yep, on Wednesday

  • Chris01/04/2010 at 20:32

    Yep, on Wednesday

    Cool. Now to work out how I can book Wednesday and Thursday off, when no-one's in work until Tuesday!

  • lou01/04/2010 at 20:34

    Cool. Now to work out how I can book Wednesday and Thursday off, when no-one's in work until Tuesday!

    will probably be meeting around 7pm... if that helps at all?

  • me01/04/2010 at 20:34

    Cool. Now to work out how I can book Wednesday and Thursday off, when no-one's in work until Tuesday!

    hehe. we're just leaving earlier and arriving about 7pm.

  • Chris01/04/2010 at 20:34

    will probably be meeting around 7pm... if that helps at all?

    I finish work on Wednesday at 4:30...I'll look into it!

  • lou01/04/2010 at 20:35

    hehe. we're just leaving earlier and arriving about 7pm.

    7pm sidepodtime? ;)

  • me01/04/2010 at 20:35

    7pm sidepodtime? ;)

    always!

  • Chris01/04/2010 at 20:36

    hehe. we're just leaving earlier and arriving about 7pm.

    7pm sidepodtime? ;)

    It's a pub. Someone will be early!

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 20:37

    It's a pub. Someone will be early!

    I can think of someone :)

  • Chris01/04/2010 at 20:39

    It's a pub. Someone will be early!

    I can think of someone :)

    No I think about it, which pub is it?

  • Chris01/04/2010 at 20:39

    No

    Now even!

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 20:40

    No I think about it, which pub is it?

    Not sure yet, gonna wait to see what London says.

    I mea what Alex says.

  • lou01/04/2010 at 20:40

    always!

    good :D Gives Lukeh and I enough time to find it...

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 20:55

    Good afternoon spc! I'm on my way to richmond, va right now to pick up some more race tires for this season.

  • jpancoast01/04/2010 at 20:59

    Good afternoon spc! I'm on my way to richmond, va right now to pick up some more race tires for this season.

    one shouldn't drive and comment at the same time!

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 21:01

    How does one say Fairuz Fauzy?

  • jpancoast01/04/2010 at 21:01

    How does one say Fairuz Fauzy?

    gesundheit.

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 21:01

    How does one say Fairuz Fauzy?

    The way I've heard it is: Fye Ruz Fow Zee

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 21:02

    How does one say Fairuz Fauzy?

    Surname is FOW zeeee

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 21:02

    How does one say Fairuz Fauzy?

    Never mind, he's on Name That Driver :)

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 21:02

    The way I've heard it is: Fye Ruz Fow Zee

    what he said

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 21:02

    The way I've heard it is: Fye Ruz Fow Zee

    I've also heard Fay Ruz. Either should be fine.

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 21:02

    How does one say Fairuz Fauzy?

    The Malaysain bloke who is not Alex Yoong

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 21:03

    The way I've heard it is: Fye Ruz Fow Zee

    I agree

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 21:03

    Never mind, he's on Name That Driver :)

    Ah good :)

  • jpancoast01/04/2010 at 21:05

    Never mind, he's on Name That Driver :)

    I think this has been a good test of SPC commenters, separating the helpful ones from the wiseasses :)

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 21:07

    How does one say Fairuz Fauzy?

    Never mind, he's on Name That Driver :)

    Heheh, "the worst pronunciation I ever heard was Virus".

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 21:07

    I think this has been a good test of SPC commenters, separating the helpful ones from the wiseasses :)

    The problem is when the drivers don't know how to pronounce their name. In his entry on Name that driver Adrian Sutil pronounce Adrian two different ways.

  • Andy Taylor01/04/2010 at 21:10

    I think this has been a good test of SPC commenters, separating the helpful ones from the wiseasses :)

    These 2 things are not mutually exclusive.

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 21:11

    I think this has been a good test of SPC commenters, separating the helpful ones from the wiseasses :)

    These 2 things are not mutually exclusive.

    SPC - the home of helpful wiseasses

  • me01/04/2010 at 21:26

    SPC - the home of helpful wiseasses

    :)

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 21:29

    The weather symbols on the F1.com suggest that Sepang may not be dry and sunny.

    http://www.formula1.com/

  • RG01/04/2010 at 21:30
  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 21:31

    The weather symbols on the F1.com suggest that Sepang may not be dry and sunny.

    Joe agrees

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/the-rain-in-kl/

  • James01/04/2010 at 21:31

    The weather symbols on the F1.com suggest that Sepang may not be dry and sunny.

    http://www.formula1.com/

    Half points it is then.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 21:31

    The weather symbols on the F1.com suggest that Sepang may not be dry and sunny.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMAt8ZXqtbc

    Paxman should do a weekly F1 weather

  • me01/04/2010 at 21:31

    Joe agrees

    http://joesawa...04/01/the-rain-in-kl/

    my question is just, if qually or the race is cancelled, will bernie get the message?

  • RG01/04/2010 at 21:32

    my question is just, if qually or the race is cancelled, will bernie get the message?

    Yes. He's bound to lose money when events are cancelled.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 21:32

    The weather symbols on the F1.com suggest that Sepang may not be dry and sunny.

    Probably not going to be taking a risk on a dry setup then

  • me01/04/2010 at 21:33

    Yes. He's bound to lose money when events are cancelled.

    good. that makes me happy.

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 21:35

    Ping: http://www.f1minute.com/2010/04/01/01-apr-10-fauzy-to-drive-for-lotus-in-malaysia-free-practice/

  • me01/04/2010 at 21:35
  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 21:40

    my question is just, if qually or the race is cancelled, will bernie get the message?

    No. They had a race a few years ago - maybe in Australia that only ran something like 16 laps and the result was declared because it was so wet. He will just spin some bull about people complaining about Bahrain being dull then moaning when something like this happens.

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 21:40

    No. They had a race a few years ago - maybe in Australia that only ran something like 16 laps and the result was declared because it was so wet. He will just spin some bull about people complaining about Bahrain being dull then moaning when something like this happens.

    People aren't going to keep paying to go to Malaysia if there's no race though.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 21:42

    People aren't going to keep paying to go to Malaysia if there's no race though.

    Bernie dosen't get any money from ticket entry from Malaysia, they pay a flat fee to him and they get the rest of the money.

    Empty races dont bother him.

    Turkey for example

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 21:44

    People aren't going to keep paying to go to Malaysia if there's no race though.

    Bernie doesn't care about that because the Malaysian government is paying him. He will rip them off till they get fed up then move elsewhere

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 21:47

    Have we all seen what I assume is an April Fool from xkcd?

    http://xkcd.com/

    Whatever it is, it's awesomeness.

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 21:47

    Have we all seen what I assume is an April Fool from xkcd?

    Ooh, yes I meant to mention it this morning. It's so cool!

  • me01/04/2010 at 21:48

    Have we all seen what I assume is an April Fool from xkcd?

    Ooh, yes I meant to mention it this morning. It's so cool!

    LOVEIT!

  • Chris01/04/2010 at 21:48

    Ooh, yes I meant to mention it this morning. It's so cool!

    I think there's a petition for it to be kept beyond today!

  • me01/04/2010 at 21:49

    I think there's a petition for it to be kept beyond today!

    that would be brilliant. am in geek heaven.

  • Chris01/04/2010 at 21:50

    that would be brilliant. am in geek heaven.

    sudo restart and sudo shutdown work!

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 21:51

    Right, who wants a plug in the daily, because I am too tired to think.

  • me01/04/2010 at 21:51

    sudo restart and sudo shutdown work!

    wha?

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 21:52

    Right, who wants a plug in the daily, because I am too tired to think.

    I would have, but I'm too tired to finish my blog post because I can't decide what I think

  • James01/04/2010 at 21:52

    Right, who wants a plug in the daily, because I am too tired to think.

    I think you should get a plug for Doctor who in there somewhere ;)

  • Chris01/04/2010 at 21:52

    wha?

    Try it!

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 21:52

    I would have, but I'm too tired to finish my blog post because I can't decide what I think

    that might be the other way round

  • RG01/04/2010 at 21:52

    Right, who wants a plug in the daily, because I am too tired to think.

    I'm in the middle of something if it helps (which it probably doesn't)

  • me01/04/2010 at 21:52

    wha?

    *BOOM*

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 21:52

    I think you should get a plug for Doctor who in there somewhere ;)

    Definitely totally true Dr Who post from this morning

  • Chris01/04/2010 at 21:52

    I think you should get a plug for Doctor who in there somewhere ;)

    one more day to go! (or it will be when the daily arrives)

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 21:53

    Right, who wants a plug in the daily, because I am too tired to think.

    if you want to finish editing my preview show you can plug that ;)

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 21:53

    Definitely totally true Dr Who post from this morning

    Oops, definitely *my*, I mean.

  • James01/04/2010 at 21:53

    one more day to go! (or it will be when the daily arrives)

    Oh yeah. I keep thinking its Friday!!

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 21:53

    Right, who wants a plug in the daily, because I am too tired to think.

    Scrabs has three new posts. A Malaysia preview, a piece on Red Bull's ride height control and a great pic of a Sauber wing just as it parts company with the car

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 21:54

    Scrabs has three new posts. A Malaysia preview, a piece on Red Bull's ride height control and a great pic of a Sauber wing just as it parts company with the car

    Scarbs not scrabs

    http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/

  • lou01/04/2010 at 21:58

    Right, who wants a plug in the daily, because I am too tired to think.

    there's the jenson walk with giants audio thing?... that's a good listen for anyone up at stupid o clock and bored..

  • lou01/04/2010 at 21:59

    russell howard's good news is about to start... it has f1 in it (hopefully).... trust me.. it's an awesome episode... :D

  • lou01/04/2010 at 21:59

    russell howard's good news is about to start... it has f1 in it (hopefully).... trust me.. it's an awesome episode... :D

    i don't mean episode... i mean show..

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 22:00

    russell howard's good news is about to start... it has f1 in it (hopefully).... trust me.. it's an awesome episode... :D

    I hope they show what I'm hopoing they show. I don;t think they will but it's still gonna be awesome :D

  • Christine01/04/2010 at 22:01

    Woo, loads of stuff for the daily. Thanks peoples. I should do this more often :)

  • lou01/04/2010 at 22:02

    I hope they show what I'm hopoing they show. I don;t think they will but it's still gonna be awesome :D

    hehehehe (heart) him, that was the best recording ever! :)

  • RG01/04/2010 at 22:05

    One new, quick, little post, just for Bernie: http://northernwaffler.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/the-malaysian-monsoons/

  • me01/04/2010 at 22:10

    a brief sleep is calling. catch ya all before fp1.

  • RG01/04/2010 at 22:10

    a brief sleep is calling. catch ya all before fp1.

    See ya Mr C

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 22:10

    a brief sleep is calling. catch ya all before fp1.

    adios!

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 22:10

    a brief sleep is calling. catch ya all before fp1.

    Lightweight

  • lou01/04/2010 at 22:11

    a brief sleep is calling. catch ya all before fp1.

    gosh i need to sleep too... silly russell howard being so awesome.

  • lou01/04/2010 at 22:11

    night mr and mrs c

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 22:11

    a brief sleep is calling. catch ya all before fp1.

    Nighty night!

  • Chris01/04/2010 at 22:11

    a brief sleep is calling. catch ya all before fp1.

    gosh i need to sleep too... silly russell howard being so awesome.

    I'm off to bed the second it ends!

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 22:12

    a brief sleep is calling. catch ya all before fp1.

    Night..

  • lou01/04/2010 at 22:12

    I'm off to bed the second it ends!

    :D

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 22:20

    Scarbs has a few theories on how the Red Bull ride height control system could work but one I have never heard seems very simple.

    One further theory is that the dampers are sensitive to temperature, for example cooler dampers provide a lower ride height. Its possible to envisage a case where teams chill their dampers, again possibly the gas cylinder to reduce the volume of the gas and hence the ride height before qualifying. then as the unit returns to ambient temperature the pressure increases and raises the ride height ready for the race.

    If we see the Red Bull's in the pits during qualifying we must check to see if they are cooling the dampers with dry ice.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 22:21

    If we see the Red Bull's in the pits during qualifying we must check to see if they are cooling the dampers with dry ice.

    The dampers are ontop of the monocoque, they'll have to have bodywork off to do that, it would be terribly obvious

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 22:25

    The dampers are ontop of the monocoque, they'll have to have bodywork off to do that, it would be terribly obvious

    They have a flap/cover they can remove to access them. For them to gain an advantage they would need to be at low temperature for Q3 so they must either cool them between session or somehow create a sort of cool bag round the dampers but that would be difficult because there is no space to leave dry ice in there and the pushrods are poking into that compartment.

  • Chris01/04/2010 at 22:29

    RIght, Russell Howard has ended, so I'm off to bed. See you guys later!

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 22:29

    RIght, Russell Howard has ended, so I'm off to bed. See you guys later!

    Bye.

    I think you're all mad.

  • RG01/04/2010 at 22:29

    RIght, Russell Howard has ended, so I'm off to bed. See you guys later!

    Night Chris.

    Good show that.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 22:29

    Night Chris

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 22:30

    I'm heading off to sleep too, one has to worry about work instead of practise :P

    Night guys!

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 22:31

    Night guys!

    Night Lukeh

  • RG01/04/2010 at 22:31

    I'm heading off to sleep too, one has to worry about work instead of practise :P

    The only sensible one ;) Night.

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 22:31

    I'm heading off to sleep too, one has to worry about work instead of practise :P

    Night guys!

    Have fun.. :)

  • lou01/04/2010 at 22:32

    I'm heading off to sleep too, one has to worry about work instead of practise :P

    no!! check you emails in a moment... i have something i want to run past you.....

  • Lukeh01/04/2010 at 22:32

    no!! check you emails in a moment... i have something i want to run past you.....

    *waits* ;)

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 22:33

    I'm heading off to sleep too, one has to worry about work instead of practise :P

    no!! check you emails in a moment... i have something i want to run past you.....

    The boss has spoken

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 22:34

    The boss has spoken

    :D

  • lou01/04/2010 at 22:41

    *waits* ;)

    okay have sent it to you now... once you've seen it you can sleep if you really have to ;) xx

  • lou01/04/2010 at 22:41

    The boss has spoken

    ;)

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 22:44

    Ooh my blogging head just woke up. Music and beer helps.

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 22:49

    I'm thinking I might abandon that rankings idea I discussed with Gavin. Mr C is right, the championship does it already.

    What I'd like to do on the blog is a weekly blog post updating the top ten in points for selected series. Just have to find the time and motivation.. :)

  • lou01/04/2010 at 22:53

    okay, it almost seems pointless for just a few hours... but time for me to get some sleep too. night all xx

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 22:53

    okay, it almost seems pointless for just a few hours... but time for me to get some sleep too. night all xx

    Its on iplayer, watch it when you want..

  • RG01/04/2010 at 22:54

    okay, it almost seems pointless for just a few hours... but time for me to get some sleep too. night all xx

    Enjoy practice lou :)

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 22:54

    Its on iplayer, watch it when you want..

    i shall join you in iplayerdom!

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 22:54

    Night lou!

  • startledbunny01/04/2010 at 22:55

    evening

    and night boss. i mean lou :)

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 22:58

    okay, it almost seems pointless for just a few hours... but time for me to get some sleep too. night all xx

    Night

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 22:59

    i shall join you in iplayerdom!

    Nick tried to persuade me to wake up for it. I was a bit EURGH

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 23:00

    Nick tried to persuade me to wake up for it. I was a bit EURGH

    You should watch it live. One of the best things about F1 is getting up in the middle of the night to watch.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 23:01

    You should watch it live. One of the best things about F1 is getting up in the middle of the night to watch.

    For a race yes.

    For practice, not so much

  • RG01/04/2010 at 23:01

    You should watch it live. One of the best things about F1 is getting up in the middle of the night to watch.

    For the quali and race maybe, but I'm not too sure since I really do fancy a nice lie-in tomorrow morning.

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 23:01

    You should watch it live. One of the best things about F1 is getting up in the middle of the night to watch.

    Is it racing? No? Then I'm not staying up all night for it.

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 23:01

    Is it racing? No? Then I'm not staying up all night for it.

    That came over far more blunt that intended, sorry :)

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 23:04

    Nick tried to persuade me to wake up for it. I was a bit EURGH

    There's no way I can take in the information at that hour. I struggle to do it for a race and the more in-depth technical stuff in FP would go straight through me so there's no point in my trying...

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 23:07

    I am feeling much better now :D

    I have been very productive. Apparently sorting things out makes you feel better! I have got my tickets ready to post tomorrow, I have written reply to mean overcharging company, I have reported aforementioned company to bank. I'm now looking compulsively for more things to sort.... :P

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 23:08

    I am feeling much better now :D

    I have been very productive. Apparently sorting things out makes you feel better! I have got my tickets ready to post tomorrow, I have written reply to mean overcharging company, I have reported aforementioned company to bank. I'm now looking compulsively for more things to sort.... :P

    That's good. Sounds very productive :)

    I think I'm still snarky from a bad day at work although I feel a lot better generally.

  • Jon Waldock01/04/2010 at 23:08

    I have been very productive. Apparently sorting things out makes you feel better! I have got my tickets ready to post tomorrow, I have written reply to mean overcharging company, I have reported aforementioned company to bank. I'm now looking compulsively for more things to sort.... :P

    Fancy editing a podcast? Thats kind of sorting?

  • Steven Roy01/04/2010 at 23:08

    I have been very productive. Apparently sorting things out makes you feel better! I have got my tickets ready to post tomorrow, I have written reply to mean overcharging company, I have reported aforementioned company to bank. I'm now looking compulsively for more things to sort.... :P

    Sort Nick out. That should keep you busy for a while

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 23:09

    Sort Nick out. That should keep you busy for a while

    Some might call it a long-term project. :)

  • Alison01/04/2010 at 23:10

    Sort Nick out. That should keep you busy for a while

    Bless.

  • James01/04/2010 at 23:24

    You should watch it live. One of the best things about F1 is getting up in the middle of the night to watch.

    In the last two years I've skipped a couple of the early morning races and watched them later. I like my sleep ;)

  • Pat W01/04/2010 at 23:26

    In the last two years I've skipped a couple of the early morning races and watched them later. I like my sleep ;)

    I did that for Australia, though I didn't intend to... was actually quite annoyed I'd drifted back to sleep after the alarm :)

  • James01/04/2010 at 23:28

    I did that for Australia, though I didn't intend to... was actually quite annoyed I'd drifted back to sleep after the alarm :)

    I remember missing China 2008 but then to me that was a dull race. I'll miss them if I believe they will be rather dull.

  • Jim Newman01/04/2010 at 23:34

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/4482953024_0eb2a09b3c_o.jpg

    Just scored some new racing tires. Well not really "new" as the tires are dated, but never used.