It's December already? How time flies. There has been some consternation in the comments recently about the lack of F1 news and whether the off season is a good or a bad thing. I think that should be our first topic of discussion.

  • Do you like the off season? Is it a time to recharge your batteries and wind down, especially after racing like we've had this year? Or is it a drought of F1 news that leaves you bored and counting down the days until the next season begins?
  • The Sidepodspace mission has come to an end, and I think that will probably make Space I Spy pretty difficult. The game continues though, with everyone being stuck on H. (And it's not the Hubble Telescope.)
  • Check out the live recording of the final episode of Sidepodpanel Series 1. The edited version should be out in the next day or so, but it's worth having a look at the live show as there's inevitably some laughs that get cut.

As usual, there are no limitations on what you can discuss and the above list is just there to get you started. Happy December, and I will see you in the comments.

274 responses

  • Andy Taylor01/12/2008 at 00:25

    It's the first! (sorry, me)

  • littlepurplegoth01/12/2008 at 00:36

    And on that note the alcohol has caught up with Andy...

    Night all....

  • Ollie01/12/2008 at 00:37

    Night all….

    Goodnight guys. Have a happy Monday.

  • lou01/12/2008 at 00:39

    Goodnight guys. Have a happy Monday.

    yes, happy 1st of December everyone. i'm off as well. night all

  • Ollie01/12/2008 at 00:43

    G'night Lou.

    Just got to the bar. Ordered the first of many single malts. It's gonna be a late one for me! And I have to be up early.

    Happy 1st Dec, apparently. (Why is that a landmark date?)

  • Aitch01/12/2008 at 00:46

    What I liked about the F1 off season here on the west coast of Canada we get Speed Channel and in the past they have shown BTCC,DTM,British GT,FIA GT,Aussie V8, Japanese Touring Car etc, now that Speed Channel (formerly known as Speed Vision) have lost their vision and decided to show mostly nascar and that leaves motor racing fans such as myself with an empty void. I'm sure glad I came across Sidepodcast, It helps to fill that empty void. Keep up the excellent work guys.

  • Ollie01/12/2008 at 00:47

    And I too is signing off for the night and putting the laptop to bed. Sorry I couldn't be around earlier, but from what I've heard it was a great show. Good night everybody.

  • Flibster01/12/2008 at 00:52

    lou: 01/12/2008 at 00:39

    Goodnight guys. Have a happy Monday.

    yes, happy 1st of December everyone. i’m off as well. night all

    Bah humbug!

  • Alianora La Canta01/12/2008 at 00:54

    The F1 off-season seems different each time. Last year it was incredibly hectic (good for my first NaBloPoMo, bad for the sport in general). This year, it's been a bit slow (as evidenced by the Spanish press getting bored about five weeks earlier than usual...)

  • Jordan Allen ()01/12/2008 at 01:26

    Ahhh, where in the virtual internet world did you ask about my sidepodcastland flag, me?

    Would like to know what is it that I am exactly replying to, that all.

  • Aitch01/12/2008 at 03:32

    If the FIA tells Bernie that his medal idea is a stupid way of deciding a 17-18 race season can mad Max turn around and say he thinks it's a good idea and overturn a decision by the FIA?

  • Journeyer01/12/2008 at 11:56

    Hey hey! How was the last weekend of Series 2 (i.e. Panel Series 1)? I hope all went well.

    But now what do we do? :)

    Holiday here today, by the way. Woot woot! :D

  • me01/12/2008 at 12:13

    If the FIA tells Bernie that his medal idea is a stupid way of deciding a 17-18 race season can mad Max turn around and say he thinks it’s a good idea and overturn a decision by the FIA?

    max has the power to do anything he likes. but i'm assuming if the times says it's going to be overturned, then it was likely word form max that informed them.

    not guaranteed though.

  • me01/12/2008 at 12:15

    Ahhh, where in the virtual internet world did you ask about my sidepodcastland flag, me?

    about 10 seconds after you posted it, i asked what the colours represented:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2008/11/27/daily-27th-november-2008/#comment-153124

  • me01/12/2008 at 12:15

    But now what do we do?

    :)

    we're taking a week off next weekend off, but there's more entertainment to come, honest.

  • Dirty Scarab01/12/2008 at 12:16

    Phew! Back to reality after much Thanksgiving shenanigans here in the States. Lots of stuff to catch up on. You guys work hard.

    B.I. (Before Internet) the off season was intolerable - what did we do to entertain ourselves? But now there's always something to get your nose into online. Plus there will be car launches, drivers getting delusions of grandeur about how they'll win races next year, new test and race drivers, pre-season testing sandbagging, plus the usual bickering, name calling and general political arsing about that we all come to expect.

    How can you get bored? ;)

  • Journeyer01/12/2008 at 12:35

    How can you get bored?

    They're not racing! I mean, there'll be stuff to help us not get VERY bored, but nothing can replace good ol' racing. :)

  • me01/12/2008 at 13:06

    They’re not racing! I mean, there’ll be stuff to help us not get VERY bored, but nothing can replace good ol’ racing.

    it's a lot of aggravation though isn't it, racing? early starts and late nights. friday's off. broken live timing and dodgy justin.tv embeds.

    it's nice to have a break and return to normality.

  • Journeyer01/12/2008 at 13:17

    it’s a lot of aggravation though isn’t it, racing? early starts and late nights, friday’s off. broken live timing, dodgy justin.tv embeds.

    I guess it helps that the racing fits my timezone for all bar a few races, and with only 1 race in America left, that means I only need to stay up once for an F1 race, the rest staying in my regular bodyclock. :)

  • F1Wolf01/12/2008 at 16:48

    I guess it helps that the racing fits my timezone for all bar a few races, and with only 1 race in America left, that means I only need to stay up once for an F1 race, the rest staying in my regular bodyclock.

    I miss those early morning races in America ! Those were the only ones I could watch with no disruptions from anywhere ! not much sleep then before work on Monday that is only sligt incovenience, bring them back !

  • Jordan Allen ()01/12/2008 at 17:00

    My first New Years resolution: Never to confuse my Trulliometer with my barometer again. (A Hurricane was coming....)

    me said:

    Back on November 27th, 2008.

    My flag design for Sidepodcastland has been sent to dropio, hopefully, I used the Html uploader.

    i see it. you might have to describe the significance of the colours?

    Blue Sky, Yellow Sun. The sun never setting on the Sidepodcastland Empire and all that. You guys must be from England not to recognise that. Must be all the rain and on good days, fog you get....

    Looks really nice when reduced to 12*18 size for fantasy racers.

    Borrowed an actual real flag from history and basically changed the colours but kept the same meaning.

  • R.G (Not Force India's biggest fan)01/12/2008 at 17:30

    Blue Sky, Yellow Sun. The sun never setting on the Sidepodcastland Empire and all that. You guys must be from England not to recognise that. Must be all the rain and on good days, fog you get….

    What's this thing you call sun? Have not seen this unusual thing in about a week.

    I'm thinking of taking up juggling, maybe plate spinning. Might look to make the flag, or look up classic races on t'internet.

    Good god its the 1st of December, handful of days till christmas, and today, of course, the season review is out I believe.

    I think I should start some rumours.

    Fisichella is set to join McLaren with Kovalainen back to Renault, Liuzzi partners Sutil and Piquet is kicked out.

    Honda are in reported debt, if they don't find any money soon, they could be sold to potential buyers, including Michael Schumacher and Paul Stoddart.

    Medals is set to be scrapped for 09, however Bernie has a new favourite, favouritism. Whoever is most popular in the FIA and F1 will get the win.

    I like the rumour business.

  • Mark Smith01/12/2008 at 17:36

    The F1 off-season doesn't bother me too much as there's a decent smattering of other motorsport to keep me occupied. The WRC season doesn't finish until this weekend and starts up again in February. Plus, the next A1GP is in January, as is the Autosport International.

    If all else fails, you could always develop an interest in wintersports. You'd be surprised how exciting biathlon can be (the new season starts on Wednesday, if anyone's interested). Unless global warming bites us all in the ass, this will always coincide nicely with the motorsport closed season.

    This year, it’s been a bit slow (as evidenced by the Spanish press getting bored about five weeks earlier than usual…)

    Is this measured by how early they link De La Rosa to a drive with someone?

  • R.G (Not Force India's biggest fan)01/12/2008 at 17:39

    I like the rumour business.

    Is this measured by how early they link De La Rosa to a drive with someone?

    De La Rosa is rumoured to be the shock second driver for Honda, due to their financial difficulties, they cannot afford Barrichello, Di Grassi or Senna.

  • Mark Smith01/12/2008 at 17:41

    I think I should start some rumours.

    This sounds like a fun game. Did you hear that Dietrich Mateschitz is planning to buy out Bernie and CVC and rebrand Formula 1 as the "Red Bull Road Racing Series"?

  • Scott Woodwiss01/12/2008 at 17:50

    I heard from a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of 5 other friends that Franck Montagny is getting that 2nd seat at Honda alongside Jenson. So in essence, the Senna and di Grassi test was pointless.

  • Jordan Allen ()01/12/2008 at 17:54

    R.G (Not Force India's biggest fan) said:

    I like the rumour business.

    Is this measured by how early they link De La Rosa to a drive with someone?

    De La Rosa is rumoured to be the shock second driver for Honda, due to their financial difficulties, they cannot afford Barrichello, Di Grassi or Senna.

    You forget that Sato is to be their primary driver....and gets a perfect season of wins.....

    Sato: 170 points!

  • me01/12/2008 at 18:45

    i missed it yesterday. quality karting vid courtesy of axis:

    http://axisofoversteer.blogspot.com/2008/12/barrichello-wins-massa-invitational.html

  • Jordan Allen ()01/12/2008 at 18:50

    Here's the problem with Bernie's straight win Medal system:

    Supposeing Honda sees the light, boots Button, resigns Barrichello and hires Sato and builds the best car that F1 has ever seen and kicks even the MP4/14 a....

    Honda gets a complete season (1st and 2nd places in each race)Barrichello gets a perfect season and picks up 170 points total. Sato gets 17 2nd places for a total of 136 points.

    Under the current points system, Sato still has a a snowball's chance in the centre of the earth of winning the Driver's up until the 13th race of the season in Monza. (2nd weekend of September).

    With Bernie's system, a perfect season for Barrichello gives him the Driver's by Germany, and the summer has yet to really start.

    While the possiblity of any Honda getting a perfect half-season is doubtful, far too many perfect half-seasons have occurred to make Bernie's useless, like Mansell for example.

  • Flibster01/12/2008 at 19:06

    Oh dear Christine.... Last.fm has revealed your musical tastes. Mel & Kim - Respectable? Chumbawumba? James Blunt?

  • me01/12/2008 at 19:08

    Oh dear Christine…. Last.fm has revealed your musical tastes. Mel & Kim - Respectable? Chumbawumba? James Blunt?

    we've never denied it. but you just never know which of us it is listening :)

  • Christine01/12/2008 at 19:10

    Oh dear Christine…. Last.fm has revealed your musical tastes. Mel & Kim - Respectable? Chumbawumba? James Blunt?

    Is there a problem?

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 19:13

    "bored and counting down the days until the next season begins?"

    Nah ... only 117 days 8 hours and 47 mins to go!

    still F1 chat amongst friends makes it more bareable :)

  • Steven Roy01/12/2008 at 19:33

    I have just listened back to the Giggles Rap and it is even better the second time. I think it is a shame that it is only one verse. I think Alex should add another couple of verses and release it.

  • Scott Woodwiss01/12/2008 at 19:34

    we’ve never denied it. but you just never know which of us it is listening

    Please don't tell me that... :P

  • Scott Woodwiss01/12/2008 at 19:36

    Just about recovered from a really bad stomach ache. feeling better now.

  • Andy Taylor01/12/2008 at 19:38

    Is there a problem?

    James Blunt? :-|

    Check out what Mitch Benn thinks of James Blunt here (warning swearing): http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=etYvtT7q5XA

  • me01/12/2008 at 19:39

    I have just listened back to the Giggles Rap and it is even better the second time. I think it is a shame that it is only one verse. I think Alex should add another couple of verses and release it.

    seconded.

  • Christine01/12/2008 at 19:46

    Check out what Mitch Benn thinks of James Blunt here

    Good job it's not his playlist then!

    It's easy to pick out the ones you don't like but there are some real gems in there too.

  • R.G (Not Force India's biggest fan)01/12/2008 at 19:50

    BBC Personality of the Year has been announced

    Rebecca Adlington

    Nicole Cooke

    Chris Hoy

    Rebecca Romero

    Bradley Wiggins

    Ben Ainslies

    Christine Ohuruogu

    Lewis Hamilton

    Joe Calzaghe

    Andy Murray

  • R.G (Not Force India's biggest fan)01/12/2008 at 19:59

    It’s easy to pick out the ones you don’t like but there are some real gems in there too.

    Last good one in my eyes you played was Radio Ga Ga on the 19th of November

  • Christine01/12/2008 at 19:59

    BBC Personality of the Year has been announced

    Seven Olympic contenders?

    You'd think there weren't any other sports.

  • Steven Roy01/12/2008 at 20:03

    I heard the sports personality of the year list earlier and I don't think there have ever been more people nominated that no-one has ever heard of. There are a whole bunch that no-one at all had heard of before the Olympics or for that matter since. As far as i can see only the bottom three are well known to the general public. As for Christine Ohuruogu - how can a drugs cheat be nominated for such an award? It's bad enough that she was allowed to run at the Olympics but can they seriously give the SPOY to a drugs cheat?

  • me01/12/2008 at 20:05

    BBC Personality of the Year has been announced

    so the conclusion in the comments, back in september was it would go to an olympian:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2008/09/18/its-just-a-personality-contest/

    any changes on that front?

  • Mark Smith01/12/2008 at 20:06

    Last good one in my eyes you played was Radio Ga Ga on the 19th of November

    You seem to have overlooked Pet Shop Boys - What Have I Done To Deserve This? Some people. :-)

  • Steven Roy01/12/2008 at 20:08

    any changes on that front?

    I think the swimmer with the big nose will get it despite the fact that no-one 'nose' anything else about her and Chris Hoy got 3 golds to her 2. For me it should go to Calzaghe because his achievements dwarf everyone else's and he looks like retiring this year. Unfortunately he belongs to the generation of boxers whose careers have been shown on pay per view so the general public doesn't know about them.

  • Christine01/12/2008 at 20:11

    I think the swimmer with the big nose will get it despite the fact that no-one ‘nose’ anything else about her and Chris Hoy got 3 golds to her 2.

    Come on The Wiggler!

  • me01/12/2008 at 20:14

    Come on The Wiggler!

    oh, jeez.

  • Scott Woodwiss01/12/2008 at 20:14

    just send a 2 part voicemail with my personal review of 2008 as requested :)

  • Andy Taylor01/12/2008 at 20:21

    It’s easy to pick out the ones you don’t like but there are some real gems in there too.

    I don't disagree with you there, but James Blunt?! ;)

  • R.G (Not Force India's biggest fan)01/12/2008 at 20:24

    Come on The Wiggler!

    Nah, we need some proper Geordies in the list, or second best, Rob Smedley.

    just send a 2 part voicemail with my personal review of 2008 as requested

    Btw, since I was ill over the weekend, I'll give you it sometime this week, most likely Wednesday.

  • Mark Smith01/12/2008 at 20:26

    For me it should go to Calzaghe because his achievements dwarf everyone else’s and he looks like retiring this year. Unfortunately he belongs to the generation of boxers whose careers have been shown on pay per view so the general public doesn’t know about them.

    I think the general public does know about about Calzaghe. After all, he did win Sports Personality last year.

  • R.G (Not Force India's biggest fan)01/12/2008 at 20:30

    Reading the general shortlists by the papers, the News of the World one, surprised me.

    Rebecca AdlingtonBen AinslieNicole CookeLewis HamiltonChris HoyAndy MurrayVictoria PendletonRebecca RomeroCristiano RonaldoBradley Wiggins

  • R.G (Not Force India's biggest fan)01/12/2008 at 20:31

    Rebecca AdlingtonBen AinslieNicole CookeLewis HamiltonChris HoyAndy MurrayVictoria PendletonRebecca RomeroCristiano RonaldoBradley Wiggins

    Apologies, I was meant to highlight Cristiano Ronaldo. Hes not even British!

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 20:31

    BBC Personality of the Year has been announced

    Looks like it'll be co-hosted by Jake Humphrey too.

  • me01/12/2008 at 20:32

    Looks like it’ll be co-hosted by Jake Humphrey too.

    someone told me that :)

  • jolly01/12/2008 at 20:35

    Andy Murray??

    Whats he doing on the list?

  • R.G (Not Force India's biggest fan)01/12/2008 at 20:36

    Whats he doing on the list?

    He got to a few finals, won a few, y'know. He did better that Rudeski who won it in 98

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 20:40

    Cristiano Ronaldo. Hes not even British!

    That's what you get when you read the news of the world. ;)

  • jolly01/12/2008 at 20:41

    He got to a few finals, won a few, y’know. He did better that Rudeski who won it in 98

    yea but I though this was about personalities?

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 20:43

    yea but I though this was about personalities?

    :D

  • Andy Taylor01/12/2008 at 20:45

    Betting sites seem to have Lewis as odds-on favourite to win BBC SPOTY.

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 20:47

    Just bought my Autosport Tickets :)

  • Christine01/12/2008 at 20:47

    Betting sites seem to have Lewis as odds-on favourite to win BBC SPOTY.

    Oh, that's not a good acronym.

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 20:48

    yea but I though this was about personalities?

    I doubt Nigel Mansell would have won it twice if it was. :)

  • R.G (Not Force India's biggest fan)01/12/2008 at 20:48

    Christine: 01/12/2008 at 20:47

    Betting sites seem to have Lewis as odds-on favourite to win BBC SPOTY.

    Oh, that’s not a good acronym.

    :D

  • lou01/12/2008 at 20:50

    Just bought my Autosport Tickets

    ah damn, still have't got mine yet... thanks for reminding me :)

  • littlepurplegoth01/12/2008 at 20:52

    James Blunt is ok... you need to find the interview he did with J.Ross earlier in the year, he isn't anything like as 'bland' as is made out... he left Jonathon standing and then some (woohoo) to the point the JR got the &^%$ ripped out of him by Russell Brand the following week...

    (need smileys... need smileys...)

    I'm going to have to go and find this playlist now aren't I, lol. I'm always totally nosey about what other people listen to (especially as I have to listen to a lot of my favourite stuff/genre when mister isn't here cos he doesn't like it... sigh)

    Ah - is that the real reason he was so accomodating about my desire for a pretty black nano last year? Hmmmm

    Oh - back OT (oops) I suspect that Lewis may win the SPOTY... although I think that I might prefer the young female swimmer, just to redress the balance y'know (that and she did something not done by a female british swimmer since 1908, the last british person to win at F1 was rather more recent....)

  • jolly01/12/2008 at 20:53

    I doubt Nigel Mansell would have won it twice if it was.

    True

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 20:59

    Lewis is trying to put Herman Tilke to shame.

    I guess he's got plenty of free time...

  • Dank01/12/2008 at 21:02

    The BBC intro that someone knocked-up (as mentioned yesterday) has been re-jigged. It has less Lewis Hamilton and just for Christine, doesn't feature her.

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtms1IppbPg

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:04

    Lewis is trying to put Herman Tilke to shame.

    that looks like a fun game.

    anyone fancy beating that?

  • Christine01/12/2008 at 21:04

    The BBC intro that someone knocked-up (as mentioned yesterday) has been re-jigged. It has less Lewis Hamilton and just for Christine, doesn’t feature her.

    That is perfection.

  • jolly01/12/2008 at 21:04

    Anyway I hear there is going to be a sidepodcast xmas party :-)

    Does this mean everyone is going to get a couple of bottles of wine in and make fools of themselves on-line? :-)

  • Andy Taylor01/12/2008 at 21:06

    I doubt Nigel Mansell would have won it twice if it was.

    Damn, beat me to it. Incidentally, Damon Hill has also won twice, with Jackie Stewart and Stirling Moss also winning, so pretty much every successful F1 driver

  • R.G (Not Force India's biggest fan)01/12/2008 at 21:07

    Lewis is trying to put Herman Tilke to shame.

    That ain't one bad of a track

    The BBC intro that someone knocked-up (as mentioned yesterday) has been re-jigged. It has less Lewis Hamilton and just for Christine, doesn’t feature her.

    That ain't one bad of an intro. Its got one hell of a lot of the Beemers, go us!

    Anyway I hear there is going to be a sidepodcast xmas party

    That ain't one bad of an party.

  • lou01/12/2008 at 21:07

    The BBC intro that someone knocked-up (as mentioned yesterday) has been re-jigged. It has less Lewis Hamilton and just for Christine, doesn’t feature her.

    yay! they have put a small clip of Jenson in it :)

  • Andy Taylor01/12/2008 at 21:07

    so pretty much every successful F1 driver

    Oops, posted too soon. Was going to add apart from DC and James Hunt.

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 21:08

    It could be worse if it was called a SNOTY ;)

  • R.G (Not Force India's biggest fan)01/12/2008 at 21:09

    Oops, posted too soon. Was going to add apart from DC and James Hunt.

    DC's successful?

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:09

    The BBC intro that someone knocked-up (as mentioned yesterday) has been re-jigged. It has less Lewis Hamilton and just for Christine, doesn’t feature her.

    do i spy jenson?

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:10

    Does this mean everyone is going to get a couple of bottles of wine in and make fools of themselves on-line?

    pretty much.

    the plan is to say and do things we'll all regret in the morning.

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:12

    The BBC intro that someone knocked-up (as mentioned yesterday) has been re-jigged. It has less Lewis Hamilton and just for Christine, doesn’t feature her.

    the problem with both of those bbc intro's is they feature footage from this year which the bbc may not necessarily have the rights too. i can see them doing something more abstract, probably with a chequered flag and images from pre-season testing next year.

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 21:12

    DC’s successful?

    Oii! black flag for you

  • jolly01/12/2008 at 21:14

    the plan is to say and do things we’ll all regret in the morning.

    I should be pretty good at this game then

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 21:14

    Was going to add apart from DC and James Hunt.

    Hunt, Jim Clark and Graham Hill have all been runners-up too. F1 drivers have a pretty good record in the competition, actually.

  • R.G (Not Force India's biggest fan)01/12/2008 at 21:14

    Oii! black flag for you

    Darn, and I would have got away with it if it wasn't for those dastardly kids.

  • lou01/12/2008 at 21:15

    do i spy jenson?

    :D

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 21:15

    Favouritism .. how come Jolly gets his name in green text?

  • jolly01/12/2008 at 21:15

    DC’s successful?

    That's exactly what I was thinking ;-)

  • R.G (Not Force India's biggest fan)01/12/2008 at 21:16

    Has anyone used the live streaming on the BBC yet. Not bad actually. Watching Spooks on it now, only 2/3 secs behing the tv one. I like.

  • jolly01/12/2008 at 21:16

    Favouritism .. how come Jolly gets his name in green text?

    I'm environmentally friendly

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:17

    Favouritism .. how come Jolly gets his name in green text?

    :D

  • lou01/12/2008 at 21:17

    Has anyone used the live streaming on the BBC yet. Not bad actually. Watching Spooks on it now, only 2/3 secs behing the tv one. I like.

    i've been using it, it's good, much better than anything itv has come up with :)

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 21:17

    hahah just had a thought Jolly's in green cause he's the Jolly green giant ;)

  • R.G (Not Force India's biggest fan)01/12/2008 at 21:18

    i’ve been using it, it’s good, much better than anything itv has come up with

    Light years better than five

  • R.G (Not Force India's biggest fan)01/12/2008 at 21:18

    hahah just had a thought Jolly’s in green cause he’s the Jolly green giant

    Haha!

  • Jackie (in plain old boring black text!)01/12/2008 at 21:20

    Oh dear, don't let me loose at the christmas party, think what I'd be like after a drink

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:21

    Jackie (in plain old boring black text!)

    you just need to add a link btw. any one will do, but your own site is recommended.

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 21:22

    I’m environmentally friendly

    Should we be rewarding that? :P

  • Dank01/12/2008 at 21:23

    i can see them doing something more abstract, probably with a chequered flag and images from pre-season testing next year.

    Roulette wheels and snakes are no longer en vogue I guess?

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 21:23

    Should we be rewarding that?

    The FIA are on the next plane over

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:24

    Roulette wheels and snakes are no longer en vogue I guess?

    :D

    i half expect the intro to feature the presenters.

  • jolly01/12/2008 at 21:24

    you just need to add a link btw. any one will do, but your own site is recommended.

    Thanks for the advise me - I've updated my site link

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 21:25

    Oh, that's why :) I always wondered what the green was for, I assumed it was for moderation or something

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 21:28

    Very good Jolly :) http://www.jollygreengiant.co.uk/

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:29

    Oh, that’s why I always wondered what the green was for, I assumed it was for moderation or something

    see the challenge is to make it onto the top five "most talkative" list, and then you get a link to your site right beneath our page links.

    well that's the plan anyway, reward the top contributors etc. mostly we wonder how the heck lou managed to write 1739 comments in the past 30 days!

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 21:30

    i’ve been using it, it’s good, much better than anything itv has come up with

    Your setting a pretty low benchmark with ITV, you know. :P

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 21:32

    see the challenge is to make it onto the top five “most talkative” list, and then you get a link to your site right beneath our page links.

    Been on that list since the 11th, I feel proud.

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 21:33

    well that’s the plan anyway, reward the top contributors etc. mostly we wonder how the heck lou managed to write 1739 comments in the past 30 days!

    It's addictive, this commenting stuff.

  • jolly01/12/2008 at 21:34

    see the challenge is to make it onto the top five “most talkative” list, and then you get a link to your site right beneath our page links.

    well that’s the plan anyway, reward the top contributors etc. mostly we wonder how the heck lou managed to write 1739 comments in the past 30 days!

    one

  • lou01/12/2008 at 21:34

    mostly we wonder how the heck lou managed to write 1739 comments in the past 30 days!

    erm.... i'm not sure either.. i think it's the real time Doohickey, plus the i spy game, plus the live commenting. it all adds up you know ;)

  • jolly01/12/2008 at 21:34

    see the challenge is to make it onto the top five “most talkative” list, and then you get a link to your site right beneath our page links.

    well that’s the plan anyway, reward the top contributors etc. mostly we wonder how the heck lou managed to write 1739 comments in the past 30 days!

    two

  • jolly01/12/2008 at 21:35

    see the challenge is to make it onto the top five “most talkative” list, and then you get a link to your site right beneath our page links.

    well that’s the plan anyway, reward the top contributors etc. mostly we wonder how the heck lou managed to write 1739 comments in the past 30 days!

    three

    (thinking i'd better stop before i get in trouble)

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:36

    (thinking i’d better stop before i get in trouble)

    :D

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 21:37

    erm…. i’m not sure either.. i think it’s the real time Doohickey, plus the i spy game, plus the live commenting. it all adds up you know

    I was pretty damn surprised when I first turned up on that list. I can't imagine what my total number of comments would be...

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:39

    I was pretty damn surprised when I first turned up on that list. I can’t imagine what my total number of comments would be…

    shhh, we're going to calculate that at the end of the year, but if you tell anyone it'll ruin the surprise.

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 21:39

    I was pretty damn surprised when I first turned up on that list. I can’t imagine what my total number of comments would be…

    I like the last 30 days cos if it had been since the start, I'd have no hope in hell

    shhh, we’re going to calculate that at the end of the year, but if you tell anyone it’ll ruin the surprise.

    :D

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 21:40

    Jolly going one, two, three, reminded me of a game I tried elsewhere (it didn't work, second time lucky?). You have to think of an F1 related fact for each number in turn starting at number 1.

    Maybe it could work here?

    For example 1 = the number on Lewis' car next season

  • Scott Woodwiss01/12/2008 at 21:41

    I'm not feeling all too bright after my bad stomach earlier so I'm probably gonna sleep soon. Was fine earlier today and then I just felt rubbish. May as well say my goodbyes now and hope I feel better tomorrow. Night all.

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 21:41

    Maybe it could work here?

    number 2 - heikkis car.....i get stuck at 13 though....

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:42

    number 2 - heikkis car…..i get stuck at 13 though….

    :D

    :D

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 21:42

    I’m not feeling all too bright after my bad stomach earlier so I’m probably gonna sleep soon. Was fine earlier today and then I just felt rubbish. May as well say my goodbyes now and hope I feel better tomorrow. Night all.

    Night Scotty and get well soon mate.

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 21:44

    Jon Waldock: 01/12/2008 at 21:41

    Maybe it could work here?

    number 2 - heikkis car…..i get stuck at 13 though….

    Number 13, last used in 1976 where the car, driven by a female, where she failed to qualify.

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:44

    number 2 - heikkis car…..i get stuck at 13 though….

    number 3 - medals: gold, silver and bronze.

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 21:45

    number 3 - medals: gold, silver and bronze.

    4 - bernies brain cells :P

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:46

    4 - bernies brain cells

    number 5 - hairs remaining on ron's head.

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 21:47

    4 - bernies brain cells

    lol

    me: 01/12/2008 at 21:46

    4 - bernies brain cells

    number 5 - hairs remaining on ron’s head.

    lol even more

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 21:47

    number 5 - hairs remaining on ron’s head.

    6- number of drivers who used to score points

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 21:47

    hahahahahaha fantastic, I like this version much better :)

  • Andy Taylor01/12/2008 at 21:48

    DC’s successful?

    DC was runner-up in 2001, both Mansell and Hill won SPOTY after coming second in the championship. Besides, DC is the 5th highest scoring driver of all time.

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 21:48

    seven, Bernie and six small friends

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:48

    6- number of drivers who used to score points

    number 7 - championships won by the big cheater.

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:50

    seven, Bernie and six small friends

    :D

    much better.

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 21:50

    number 7 - championships won by the big cheater.

    not a schuey fan then :P

    number 8 - number of drivers who now score points (reey)

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 21:50

    Nine - the amount of european races that are yet to be kicked of the calendar.

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 21:50

    me: 01/12/2008 at 21:48

    6- number of drivers who used to score points

    number 7 - championships won by the big cheater.

    I gotta better number 7 - number of F1 races in which Franck Montagy drove in

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 21:51

    Nine - the amount of european races that are yet to be kicked of the calendar.

    Ten - Number grand prix winner Kubica drove in 2007

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:52

    Nine - the amount of european races that are yet to be kicked of the calendar.

    10 formula unas.

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:52

    I gotta better number 7 - number of F1 races in which Franck Montagy drove in

    it's a winner :)

  • Andy Taylor01/12/2008 at 21:52

    11 - most consecutive wins for a team (McClaren)

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 21:53

    10 formula unas.

    11 - super aguris finishing position....kinda

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:54

    11 - most consecutive wins for a team (McClaren)

    12 - races remaining in 2010

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 21:54

    Twelve - Number of years Mosley will remain as president.

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 21:54

    12 - Number of points Montagny scored in the 1997 British Formula 3

  • Christine01/12/2008 at 21:55

    12 - Number of points Montagny scored in the 1997 British Formula 3

    I'm sure this needs to be on the Wiki.

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 21:55

    Fourteen - number of Webbers car next season

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:56

    Fourteen - number of Webbers car next season

    13?

    13 - noses kazuki will lose next season.

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 21:56

    15 - posistion of Montagny in the International Formula 3000 in 2000

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 21:56

    13 - noses kazuki will lose next season.

    nah nah, number of mechanics he hit last season....

  • Andy Taylor01/12/2008 at 21:56

    15 - number of races won by McClaren in 1988

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 21:56

    Fifteen - Number of people who like the 2009 cars.

  • me01/12/2008 at 21:59

    Fifteen - Number of people who like the 2009 cars.

    16 - cars truly eligible for constructors points next year.

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 21:59

    I missed 13 because it came after 2, apparently ;)

    Sixteen, number of cupcakes needed for the christmas party

  • jolly01/12/2008 at 21:59

    16 >>

    BRM V-16

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 21:59

    Seventeen - Number of races Honda will win next year. :P

  • me01/12/2008 at 22:00

    Seventeen - Number of races Honda will win next year.

    18 - races a season is too many.

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 22:01

    18 - Posistion Heidfeld finished in the 2004 season with Jordan

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 22:02

    19 - Number of Canadians who would let Bernie into their country.

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 22:02

    20 - cars on this years grid (most of the time)

  • lou01/12/2008 at 22:02

    Seventeen - Number of races Honda will win next year.

    woot i like that one :)

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 22:03

    19 - Number of Canadians who would let Bernie into their country.

    i think thats a bit high :P

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 22:03

    20 age of youngest race winner

  • jolly01/12/2008 at 22:03

    20 Drivers in 2009

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 22:03

    18 - races a season is too many.

    It's not like i'm greedy...

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 22:03

    21 - the number of times Jenson will say "the car wasnt how i wanted it"

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 22:04

    21 - the number of times Jenson will say “the car wasnt how i wanted it”

    22 - The number of times i aim to say 'Minardi DNA' in the next week. :P

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 22:04

    22 - finishing posistion of Kubica in his first f1 race (was disqualified)

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 22:05

    23 - New grid slot for drivers who got really bad penalties.

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 22:05

    22 - finishing posistion of Kubica in his first f1 race (was disqualified)

    number on hekkis car this year

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 22:08

    24 number of Stewards enquiries in 1st race with KERS

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 22:08

    25 - Number of wins Colin McRae won in his time in the WRC (Non-f1, but nice stat nonetheless)

  • jolly01/12/2008 at 22:09

    KERS

    24 number of Stewards enquiries in 1st race with

    25 second penalty for each enquiry

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 22:11

    i think thats a bit high

    They're 19 enviromentalists. ;)

  • me01/12/2008 at 22:14

    27 - points scored by team points on this weeks panel.

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 22:15

    28 - Combined points total of Button's first three years in F1.

  • lou01/12/2008 at 22:16

    28 - Combined points total of Button’s first three years in F1.

    really? never knew that.

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 22:17

    really? never knew that.

    Aye.

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 22:17

    Has he scored that many in the last 3 years?

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 22:18

    Has he scored that many in the last 3 years?

    From 06-08, 65. 56 from the 2006 season

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 22:19

    Ah thanks, short term memory loss

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 22:20

    It seems like it was a lot longer since Jensons car was competetive

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 22:21

    It seems like it was a lot longer since Jensons car was competetive

    Your not wrong... :(

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 22:21

    29 - Number of different winners at the Canadian Grand Prix

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 22:22

    29 - Number of different winners at the Canadian Grand Prix

    I like that one.

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 22:24

    30 - number of fastest laps achieved by Nigel Mansell

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 22:24

    30 - Points difference between Hamilton and Heidfeld after the Singapore Grand Prix of this year.

  • Jordan Allen ()01/12/2008 at 22:24

    R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind) said:

    I was pretty damn surprised when I first turned up on that list. I can’t imagine what my total number of comments would be…

    I like the last 30 days cos if it had been since the start, I’d have no hope in hell

    shhh, we’re going to calculate that at the end of the year, but if you tell anyone it’ll ruin the surprise.

    It is true, Christine's love of Spreadsheets knows no bounds....

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 22:25

    31 - Age of the 1973 Singapore GP winner (non-F1 event), Aussie Vern Schuppan

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 22:29

    32 - Sad one this, number of drivers who have been killed during a Formula 1 Race Weekend (including Indy 500).

    That is me for the night. Farewell and goodbye

  • me01/12/2008 at 22:30

    That is me for the night. Farewell and goodbye

    night r.g.

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 22:31

    33 Number of wins for the Tyrrell team

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 22:31

    Actually, one more for 32, number of different constructors who have won.

  • jolly01/12/2008 at 22:32

    (Good night) RG

    34 >> Tyrrell P34:

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Wprbq1Z_Vts&feature=related

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 22:32

    Night RG

  • me01/12/2008 at 22:35

    34 >> Tyrrell P34:

    35 - an episode we once made:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2007/09/16/episode-35-belgium-gp/

    am clutching at straws here.

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 22:36

    35 - wins by Brabham team

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 22:36

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2007/09/16/episode-35-belgium-gp/

    i think that applys to all up to about 89 i think!?

  • me01/12/2008 at 22:37

    35 - wins by Brabham team

    much better :)

  • me01/12/2008 at 22:39

    i think that applys to all up to about 89 i think!?

    it's my standby.

  • lou01/12/2008 at 22:40

    36- age of the most experienced driver ever in 2008

    37 - age of DC when he retired

  • me01/12/2008 at 22:40

    i think that applys to all up to about 89 i think!?

    after that f1 minute is currently on 347, so we're good for a while yet.

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 22:40

    36, number of fastest laps achieved by Benetton

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 22:41

    i think that applys to all up to about 89 i think!?

    and then we can start adding f1 minute and teh debriefs together...so then we're good up to 436 i think lol

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 22:42

    Well it's getting to that time of night when a girl needs her beauty sleep. So I will say adieu, see you soon. Goodnight.

  • Christine01/12/2008 at 22:42

    36, number of fastest laps achieved by Benetton

    You guys missed out 26.

    The Wiki doesn't lie.

    http://sidepodcast.wetpaint.com/page/Numbers+Game

  • me01/12/2008 at 22:42

    The Wiki doesn’t lie.

    omg!

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 22:43

    omg can't go to bed till I find a 26

  • lou01/12/2008 at 22:45

    26 - age of Alonso when he won his second world championship? (i could be wrong though)

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 22:45

    26, number of pole positions gained by Mika Hakkinen

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 22:45

    26, number of pole positions gained by Mika Hakkinen

    i like i like

  • Christine01/12/2008 at 22:46

    26, number of pole positions gained by Mika Hakkinen

    You can sleep now :)

  • lou01/12/2008 at 22:46

    26 - age of Alonso when he won his second world championship? (i could be wrong though)

    oh no i'm wrong, never mind, he was 25.

  • Jackie01/12/2008 at 22:46

    Night all .. number 38 next?

  • me01/12/2008 at 22:46

    Night all .. number 38 next?

    night jackie.

    am on it.

  • Jordan Allen ()01/12/2008 at 22:47

    Someone find a 38 fact.... I have found 39....

  • me01/12/2008 at 22:49

    Someone find a 38 fact…. I have found 39….

    '38 french gp won by manfred von brauchitsch... apparently?

  • Jordan Allen ()01/12/2008 at 22:49

    39 ==> Number of poles by the Brabham team.

  • Dom01/12/2008 at 22:49

    39 - Number of races Super Aguri competed in.

  • Journeyer01/12/2008 at 22:53

    40 - Bill Vukovich's winning percentage (the 3rd-best percentage in Formula 1, when the Indy 500 is included as a championship race)

    Good morning. Nice game you got going here!

  • me01/12/2008 at 22:54

    Good morning. Nice game you got going here!

    morning / evening journeyer. i blame jackie.

  • Jordan Allen ()01/12/2008 at 22:54

    41 ==> Number wins by Ayrton Senna.

  • Papa Smurf01/12/2008 at 22:54

    41 - no. of wins by senna

    happy december guys :)

  • me01/12/2008 at 22:55

    happy december guys

    cheers papa smurf, same to you :)

  • Papa Smurf01/12/2008 at 22:55

    41 ==> Number wins by Ayrton Senna.

    lol, beaten to it =P

  • Christine01/12/2008 at 22:56

    morning / evening journeyer. i blame jackie.

    Don't worry, the Wiki puts the blame in the right place :)

  • Journeyer01/12/2008 at 22:56

    42 - total number of front row starts each for Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart (who were BRM teammates for a while)

  • me01/12/2008 at 22:56

    Don’t worry, the Wiki puts the blame in the right place

    steven?

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 22:56

    42 - total number of front row starts each for Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart (who were BRM teammates for a while)

    seriously?? what did you have to push out your brain to fit that in :P

  • jolly01/12/2008 at 22:56

    morning / evening journeyer. i blame jackie.

    I always blame Jackie :-)

    Good afternoon Journeyer

  • me01/12/2008 at 22:58

    seriously?? what did you have to push out your brain to fit that in

    :D

  • Journeyer01/12/2008 at 22:58

    seriously?? what did you have to push out your brain to fit that in

    nothing. the Wiki(pedia) puts the info in the right place. :)

    But I knew that BRM bit myself. :)

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 23:00

    nothing. the Wiki(pedia) puts the info in the right place.

    But I knew that BRM bit myself.

    impressed.

    more impressed at your ability to use wiki quickly though :P

  • lou01/12/2008 at 23:00

    43 - no. of points Jarno Trulli got in 2005

  • R.G (Survivors : A pandemic of brackets is taking over mankind)01/12/2008 at 23:01

    OI, I was creating a wiki page and someone else did it.

    AND MINE CONTAINED NAMES, one is not happy.

  • me01/12/2008 at 23:04

    OI, I was creating a wiki page and someone else did it.

    AND MINE CONTAINED NAMES, one is not happy.

    well that's a first.

    ummmmmm....

  • Journeyer01/12/2008 at 23:04

    44 - no. of points Takuma Sato got in his entire F1 career so far.

  • me01/12/2008 at 23:04

    43 - no. of points Jarno Trulli got in 2005

    nice.

  • jolly01/12/2008 at 23:08

    45 age Fangio won his 4th title

  • Jordan Allen ()01/12/2008 at 23:08

    45 ==> Jim Calrk's Total Career Pole Position percentage...

  • Christine01/12/2008 at 23:09

    AND MINE CONTAINED NAMES, one is not happy.

    If yours is better, go for it.

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 23:09

    AND MINE CONTAINED NAMES, one is not happy.

    im sure one will get over it...eventually....

    PUT DOWN THE CAPS LOCK

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 23:11

    45..the cumulative total of the first 9 car numbers :D

    yes you have been out geeked by the jon-meister lol

  • me01/12/2008 at 23:12

    PUT DOWN THE CAPS LOCK

    :D

    i didn't know one could caps lock in their sleep?

  • Journeyer01/12/2008 at 23:12

    46 - age Fangio won his 5th and final title, as well as his winning percentage.

  • Andy Taylor01/12/2008 at 23:12

    45..the cumulative total of the first 9 car numbers

    yes you have been out geeked by the jon-meister lol

    I knew that thanks to Killer Sudoku, so no, you haven't out geeked me ;)

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 23:14

    I knew that thanks to Killer Sudoku, so no, you haven’t out geeked me

    Sudoku is Japanese for YOUR WASTING YOUR LIFE!!!

    lol :P

  • Alex Andronov01/12/2008 at 23:19

    Evening all... I actually totally disagree with Me from earlier and think that the BBC will go for exactly that kind of intro. ITV have done all the random intros it's time for the BBC to put the racing at the front and center (as they say).

    Also I believe that the footage from previous years will be available to the BBC. ITV seemed to often times have BBC footage available to it when it was doing features. And I seem to remember somebody saying that was part of the agreement.

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 23:22

    Evening all… I actually totally disagree with Me from earlier and think that the BBC will go for exactly that kind of intro. ITV have done all the random intros it’s time for the BBC to put the racing at the front and center (as they say).

    Also I believe that the footage from previous years will be available to the BBC. ITV seemed to often times have BBC footage available to it when it was doing features. And I seem to remember somebody saying that was part of the agreement.

    Just had a look at the updated version, it looks awesome :)

  • Alianora La Canta01/12/2008 at 23:23

    This year, it’s been a bit slow (as evidenced by the Spanish press getting bored about five weeks earlier than usual…)

    Is this measured by how early they link De La Rosa to a drive with someone? {Mark Smith quoting Alianora La Canta - rather a lot of comments ago}

    This is measured by how long it takes for an improbable rumour concerning a new Spanish driver getting into an F1 seat against all rational logic (last year this happened mid-December, and they did at least have the decency to wait until Roldan Rodruigez had driven something before the rumour-making began).

  • Andy Taylor01/12/2008 at 23:24

    Sudoku is Japanese for YOUR WASTING YOUR LIFE!!!

    It's not. It's good for brain exercise :p

  • Alianora La Canta01/12/2008 at 23:24

    De La Rosa is rumoured to be the shock second driver for Honda, due to their financial difficulties, they cannot afford Barrichello, Di Grassi or Senna. {R.G. - the comment after Mark Smith's}

    If they can't afford di Grassi, they can't afford to pay McLaren to take their best tester off them...

  • me01/12/2008 at 23:24

    Also I believe that the footage from previous years will be available to the BBC. ITV seemed to often times have BBC footage available to it when it was doing features. And I seem to remember somebody saying that was part of the agreement.

    didn't realise that. i still think they'd want more ownership though. featuring murray (or his voice wouldn't hurt). and pre-season testing would give you new looking cars... new cars > new channel.

    i don't see em wanting itv's hand-me-down's myself.

  • me01/12/2008 at 23:25

    Just had a look at the updated version, it looks awesome

    just to be difficult, i disagree... it looks dated.

    already.

    and there's months and months to go yet. by next october, it'll look prehistoric. the editor did good, but the approach is all wrong.

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 23:27

    just to be difficult, i disagree… it looks dated.

    oh yer, its old. but i like it. plus you'd only have to see it once a program anyway so it wouldnt matter to much :P

  • me01/12/2008 at 23:27

    oh yer, its old. but i like it. plus you’d only have to see it once a program anyway so it wouldnt matter to much

    twice a weekend, or more if they do practice.

  • lou01/12/2008 at 23:29

    twice a weekend, or more if they do practice.

    tis a good job we don't watch f1 for the intros then ;)

  • Christine01/12/2008 at 23:33

    tis a good job we don’t watch f1 for the intros then

    It is important though. The Chain can tell you that :)

  • Andy Taylor01/12/2008 at 23:36

    Just had a look at the updated version, it looks awesome :)

    Link?

  • Alianora La Canta01/12/2008 at 23:38

    This sounds like a fun game. {Mark Smith - the comment after R.G.'s}

    I like this game too, which I have previously dubbed the DIY rumour mill. The first time I played it I remember vividly - it was April 2006 and my fellow forumites and I were so fed up of anti-Midland rumours that we started turning the rumours back on themselves, resulting in a rather bizarre set of rumours from myself. Unfortunately the effect was ruined because Montoya had the nerve to actually quit F1 a couple of months later. Otherwise every single rumour would have been completely wrong.

  • Journeyer01/12/2008 at 23:50

    Unfortunately the effect was ruined because Montoya had the nerve to actually quit F1 a couple of months later. Otherwise every single rumour would have been completely wrong.

    Make up rumors often enough, and chances are, you'll get one right. :P

  • Alianora La Canta01/12/2008 at 23:54

    47 - the number of corners the new-for-2050 Azerbaijan Grand Prix will have in its one-mile length in an attempt to slow the cars down.

  • Alianora La Canta01/12/2008 at 23:55

    Make up rumors often enough, and chances are, you’ll get one right. {Journeyer - 2 comments ago}

    I suppose you have a point. At least I know his quitting had nothing to do with Monteiro joining Toyota (which was the excuse I gave in the rumour).

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 23:55

    Now i don't get scared by Dr Who usually, and i'm not scared now...as such...but the aliens attack when you blink....i may not sleep tonight....

  • Andy Taylor01/12/2008 at 23:57

    Now i don’t get scared by Dr Who usually, and i’m not scared now…as such…but the aliens attack when you blink….i may not sleep tonight….

    One of the best episodes of the new Doctor Who, and the Doctor is hardly in it.

  • Jon Waldock01/12/2008 at 23:59

    One of the best episodes of the new Doctor Who, and the Doctor is hardly in it.

    Yer it looks awesome, although i've made sure my door is shut ever tighter tonight...and will never look at stone angels in the same way again...

  • lou02/12/2008 at 00:01

    Now i don’t get scared by Dr Who usually, and i’m not scared now…as such…but the aliens attack when you blink….i may not sleep tonight….

    when i originally watched that episode i was babysitting with a friend at her local vicarage, and there was an angel in the graveyard beside the house. it freaked us out so much.

  • Alianora La Canta02/12/2008 at 00:03

    47 - number of race weekends Manfred Winklehock did.

  • Alianora La Canta02/12/2008 at 00:04

    Now i don’t get scared by Dr Who usually, and i’m not scared now…as such…but the aliens attack when you blink….i may not sleep tonight…. {Jon Waldock - 5 comments ago}

    That was a great episode - the best one in Season 3, in fact.

  • Andy Taylor02/12/2008 at 00:09

    That was a great episode - the best one in Season 3, in fact.

    What I love about it is that it used old-fashioned reveals and camera angles and didn't rely on CGI effects. That and the "don't blink" line.

  • Alianora La Canta02/12/2008 at 00:12

    What I love about it is that it used old-fashioned reveals and camera angles and didn’t rely on CGI effects. That and the “don’t blink” line. {Andy Taylor - previous comment}

    Yeah - forcibly denying an involuntary physiological motion is always pretty scaring

  • Jon Waldock02/12/2008 at 00:14

    Oh dear, its just too tempting.....another episode has to be watched....

  • Flibster04/12/2008 at 17:13

    Scott Woodwiss: 01/12/2008 at 19:34

    we’ve never denied it. but you just never know which of us it is listening

    Please don’t tell me that…

    I reckon it's Me with the Chumbawumba. ;)

    Andy Taylor: 01/12/2008 at 19:38

    Is there a problem?

    James Blunt? Check out what Mitch Benn thinks of James Blunt here (warning swearing): http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=etYvtT7q5XA

    Genius song that. :D Mitch is a musical god. ;)

  • Christine04/12/2008 at 18:40

    I reckon it’s Me with the Chumbawumba.

    Because?