A brand new month, and boy are we getting off to a busy start! We've had a week of launches, and there are more to come. There's testing about to get underway, and we intend to cover that in more detail than we ever have. Plus, we're on a podcasting roll, and there's a Debrief on it's way, with an outtake or two to be shared as well. Meanwhile, here's what we're talking about:

  • Renault are keen to suggest that they only hired Petrov because of his talent. Which I suppose is true to an extent, but it did take them a while to decide, and they're not trying to hide the fact that he opens a lot of doors for them in Russia, and I can only imagine he's bringing just a little bit of money with him. But yes, it's all about the talent, obviously. Still, it will be good to see how he does, and how he gets on with Kubica as well.
  • Talking of Renault, we had two launches yesterday, including the new black and yellow team. We covered their new cars in the two breakout threads, one for Renault and one for Sauber. There are plenty of opinions in there, some say the Sauber launch wasn't the best, others think the new Renault livery is the bees knees (sorry...), so please pop along and share your thoughts.
  • Oh go on then, you've convinced me. I'll share with you one of the outtakes of our recording yesterday. Whilst we're still not ready to be streaming F1 Debrief live again yet (hopefully soon), I wouldn't want you to miss out on the fun so I have selected the best outtake of the night and it is embedded below. Also, Lou challenged me to squeeze dumbo-flugel into the show, and I failed miserably, but we have bigger plans for the dumbo-flugel, so watch this space!

Sidepodcast audio preview

That should do it for now. It's going to be a manic day, so there is no doubt that I will be seeing you in the comments!

445 responses

  • Maverick01/02/2010 at 00:07

    You mean you're looking for this thread?

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 00:09

    You mean you're looking for this thread?

    It's February? How did that happen?

  • Maverick01/02/2010 at 00:18

    It's February? How did that happen?

    don't ask me, I want a refund on January

  • Amy01/02/2010 at 01:31

    february is scary :(

  • Journeyer01/02/2010 at 01:32

    february is scary

    What's so scary about the month of looooooove? :D

  • Alison01/02/2010 at 01:32

    What's so scary about the month of looooooove? :D

    Eurgh!

  • Kathi01/02/2010 at 01:32

    What's so scary about the month of looooooove? :D

    urgh

  • Alison01/02/2010 at 01:34

    urgh

    Hehe snap! :D

  • Journeyer01/02/2010 at 01:35

    Eurgh!

    urgh

    Hehehehehe. :D

    Oh Mr C, there is a slight glitch with blockquoting for IE6. When I click blockquote, it gets not only the paragraph I clicked, it also re-copies the existing text in the comment box.

  • Journeyer01/02/2010 at 01:36

    Lots of spam today. Golly gee.

  • Alison01/02/2010 at 01:36

    Hehehehehe. :D

    I'm not kidding. Valentines day is good for no-one!!!

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 01:38

    I'm not kidding. Valentines day is good for no-one!!!

    Thornton's??

  • Kathi01/02/2010 at 01:38

    I'm not kidding. Valentines day is good for no-one!!!

    thankfully it's not such a big thing in Finland (yet)

  • Alison01/02/2010 at 01:39

    Thornton's??

    I feel sick just thinking about it.

  • Amy01/02/2010 at 01:59

    its scary because january JUST STARTED.

  • paul01/02/2010 at 02:38

    its scary because january JUST STARTED.

    Scarier, because you just missed January.

  • paul01/02/2010 at 02:40

    its scary because january JUST STARTED.

    Scarier, because you just missed January.

    Don't you remember? There was tennis on......

  • Amy01/02/2010 at 02:52

    life seems so empty. I know there are f1 launches but they seem so boring. Ah well, indian wells is just 5 weeks away...

  • kerdRider01/02/2010 at 03:31

    I'll keep it short and sum up here rather than post individual comments in the breakouts.

    Love the look of the new sauber. Will be one of the surprises in the first few races.

    the new renault looks too much like last years at the front, and the front wing is bland. Thought they may have learned to sculpt those end fences like the other teams. Unless this is for show and the "real" front wing will race in bahrain. Good theory, but if they are doing that, why did they bring the new diffuser?

    I feel for Kubica, because i can see him becoming another Heidfeld and never gettign his real chance. dont expect too much from him this year fans.

  • F1Wolf01/02/2010 at 04:25

    I feel for Kubica, because i can see him becoming another Heidfeld and never gettign his real chance. dont expect too much from him this year fans.

    He will not become another Heidfeld. He has won a race already :-)

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 05:10

    He will not become another Heidfeld. He has won a race already :-)

    What the heck is he doing as a tester for Mercedes? Schumacher insurance?

  • F1Wolf01/02/2010 at 05:21

    What the heck is he doing as a tester for Mercedes? Schumacher insurance?

    well, there was no official announcement on that yet. but his possible/potential/probable move there is a simple result of having nowhere else to go (unless he is so desperate that he would risk betting his future on Campos or USF1)

  • Rich01/02/2010 at 05:22

    He will not become another Heidfeld. He has won a race already :-)

    A race in which Heidfeld moved off the racing line to let through under team instructions.

    I do feel sorry for Robert - Petrov was not as a good as Grosjean who was beating him in GP2 so we know what to expect. I fear Robert will become another Heidfeld - forgotten.

  • Rich01/02/2010 at 05:26

    well, there was no official announcement on that yet. but his possible/potential/probable move there is a simple result of having nowhere else to go (unless he is so desperate that he would risk betting his future on Campos or USF1)

    If Campos's future is anyway connected to Tony Teixeira their fate is sealed. He single-handedly run A1GP into the ground with huge debts and litany in his wake. I think the FIA may have to step in.

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 05:27

    What the heck is he doing as a tester for Mercedes? Schumacher insurance?

    Not only that, I am trying to figure out where Mr. Montagny is going. Renault would make a lot of sense if their seat wasn't already filled.

  • Rich01/02/2010 at 05:30

    Not only that, I am trying to figure out where Mr. Montagny is going. Renault would make a lot of sense if their seat wasn't already filled.

    McLaren actually need a good tester - Lewis is OK on set up - Jenson needs considerable help. Where I Martin I would be getting either Wurz or Heidfeld to replace de la Rosa for that role. Possibly Franck has a chance there.

  • F1Wolf01/02/2010 at 05:32

    I do feel sorry for Robert - Petrov was not as a good as Grosjean who was beating him in GP2 so we know what to expect. I fear Robert will become another Heidfeld - forgotten.

    the performances in F1 are not always the reflections of performances in GP2. Some top GP2 drivers do well in F1 (Hamilton), some fail (Piquet), some take risk and destroy their careers (Grosjean). Some decent but not spectacular drivers do a decent but not spectacular F1 job (Buemi), some OK GP2 drivers surprise in F1 (Kobayashi).

    Will be interesting how the newly promoted GP2 lot (di Grassi, Hulkenberg, Petrov + Kobayashi) handles the step up. It will also be interesting to see how Bruno Senna handles being in Campos ...

  • F1Wolf01/02/2010 at 05:34

    If Campos's future is anyway connected to Tony Teixeira their fate is sealed. He single-handedly run A1GP into the ground with huge debts and litany in his wake. I think the FIA may have to step in.

    there is probably reason behind the sudden re-emergence of Stefan-Toyota news

  • Rich01/02/2010 at 05:43

    the performances in F1 are not always the reflections of performances in GP2. Some top GP2 drivers do well in F1 (Hamilton), some fail (Piquet), some take risk and destroy their careers (Grosjean). Some decent but not spectacular drivers do a decent but not spectacular F1 job (Buemi), some OK GP2 drivers surprise in F1 (Kobayashi).

    Looking at your list of failures - one common element Renault and Alonso. The Renault was seriously bad last year - I would argue it was the worst overall car. Buemi had a weak team mate to flatter his performance - it was solid but it was an Adrian Newy design that just happen to be almost in a class of its own in the other team.

    I will argue that the GP2 success is about the team a bad team like Renault and it is tickets for the driver. Had Lewis ended up there I think it would have looked only marginally better than PK who was over-driving.

    You cannot judge Kobayashi on two races - the press has gone hysterical over his ability. After a season lets judge - the Sauber looks awesome, like the McLaren so there is a lot of expectation. Nico deserves the Williams seat. Poor di Grassi - I know of no one convinced by a design on an F1 car using only CFD.

  • Rich01/02/2010 at 05:47

    there is probably reason behind the sudden re-emergence of Stefan-Toyota news

    They look to be in a much better position. My comparative analysis of qualifying, race consistency and fastest lap actually put the Toyota as the overall third fastest car last year. If they were to get two experienced drivers they could be the new team that could hold onto the tails of the top four (which I am hoping will become the BIG FIVE with Williams).

  • F1Wolf01/02/2010 at 06:04

    You cannot judge Kobayashi on two races

    agree, that is why I included him in my list of newly promoted GP2 lot :-)

  • me01/02/2010 at 06:05

    "the bees knees"??

    oh lord, the puns keep coming.

  • me01/02/2010 at 06:08

    life seems so empty. I know there are f1 launches but they seem so boring. Ah well, indian wells is just 5 weeks away...

    are you mental? testing starts any minute.

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 06:27

    oh lord, the puns keep coming.

    did someone mention puns :)

  • me01/02/2010 at 06:28

    did someone mention puns :)

    it would appear renault have sent you a late xmas present ;)

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 06:33

    it would appear renault have sent you a late xmas present ;)

    Ah I see... I haven't been following all of the buzz around the launches ;)

  • Amy01/02/2010 at 06:41

    are you mental? testing starts any minute.

    I have lost my F1 groove this offseason :(

  • me01/02/2010 at 06:44

    I have lost my F1 groove this offseason :(

    we shall have to put up a "no ball games" banner :)

  • Amy01/02/2010 at 06:46

    we shall have to put up a "no ball games" banner :)

    it was not tennis's fault! I blame Abu Dhabi. Or Jenson. Because normally after the last race I'm all Lou-like and counting down to next season from day 1. But at the end of last season I wasn't and I'm still waiting to get excited :(

  • F1Wolf01/02/2010 at 06:47

    anybody can still remember that Spanish site that used to have live timing from F1 tests ?

  • me01/02/2010 at 06:51

    anybody can still remember that Spanish site that used to have live timing from F1 tests ?

    yup:

    http://www.f1today.nl/

    http://www.motor21.com/

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 06:52

    I hadn't realised how many problems Renault have been having with their car through the off-season. I mean it's surprising that they've had to release their bee spec car already.

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 06:53

    Did you hear that Renault are really keen to tout their energy efficient green credentials this year? Yup, apparently they even invited Sting to the car launch.

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 06:53

    *taps doohicky*

    is this thing on? ;)

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 06:54

    yup:

    Gracie

    Claire Williams just tweeted she is excited as they head towards the track. :)

  • me01/02/2010 at 06:54

    I hadn't realised how many problems Renault have been having with their car through the off-season. I mean it's surprising that they've had to release their bee spec car already.

    shoot me. shoot me dead ;)

  • me01/02/2010 at 06:54

    Claire Williams just tweeted she is excited as they head towards the track. :)

    we're going to need a testing thread. once sec.

  • Amy01/02/2010 at 06:54

    Did you hear that Renault are really keen to tout their energy efficient green credentials this year? Yup, apparently they even invited Sting to the car launch.

    oh Giggles, you are my favourite.

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 06:55

    oh Giggles, you are my favourite.

    thanks Amy :)

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 06:56

    shoot me. shoot me dead ;)

    Well you did ask for it... *looks back* oh no you didn't ;)

  • F1Wolf01/02/2010 at 06:56

    yup:

    thanks. saves me time looking for old bookmarks on the computer that no longer works

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 06:58

    Do the New York Times not bother with fact checkers anymore?

    But concerns over the lack of Flash in the iPad and iPhone may be short-lived. Many online video sites have been experimenting with a new video format, called HTML5.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/01/technology/01flash.html

  • me01/02/2010 at 06:59

    But concerns over the lack of Flash in the iPad and iPhone may be short-lived. Many online video sites have been experimenting with a new video format, called HTML5.

    is that not true then?

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 06:59

    Do the New York Times not bother with fact checkers anymore?

    They sill must have Jason Blair working for them.

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 07:01

    is that not true then?

    Is HTML5 a video format? Or the new HTML standard that describes how you can include 2 different video formats?

  • me01/02/2010 at 07:02

    Is HTML5 a video format? Or the new HTML standard that describes how you can include 2 different video formats?

    2 or more in fact. semantics though isn't it? even the people writing the html5 spec can't decide what it is.

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 07:05

    2 or more in fact. semantics though isn't it? even the people writing the html5 spec can't decide what it is.

    But my point is they make it sound like HTML5 is the video format only rather than a larger something containing this.

  • me01/02/2010 at 07:06

    But my point is they make it sound like HTML5 is the video format only rather than a larger something containing this.

    i guess so. to be honest i think that's how the public will view it anyway. probably driven by youtube.

    i'm happy so long as it becomes public knowledge that IE is inadequate :)

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 07:07

    i'm happy so long as it becomes public knowledge that IE is inadequate :)

    Okay :)

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 07:08

    i guess so. to be honest i think that's how the public will view it anyway. probably driven by youtube.

    Well they might but normally the New York Times is uber precise. It's like saying, "which format are you using to put those pictures on the web? Um, HTML4".

  • me01/02/2010 at 07:09

    Well they might but normally the New York Times is uber precise. It's like saying, "which format are you using to put those pictures on the web? Um, HTML4".

    got ya. html5 will probably be the web 2.0 of 2010.

  • Nick in Dubai01/02/2010 at 07:09

    I only just picked this story up so appologies if it has already been mentioned

    The Ipl (megabucks Indian Cricket league) will be broadcast live globally on you-tube, probably for free. http://www.cricinfo.com/ipl2010/content/current/story/445173.html

    #mfc

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 07:11

    Has anyone here watched back the iPad demo? (I'm guessing quite a few) That bit about the Major League Baseball was pretty mindblowing. Why don't we have something like that Bernie?

  • F1Wolf01/02/2010 at 07:12

    The lovely google translate :-)

    Campos vende su escudería = Fields sells his team

  • me01/02/2010 at 07:12

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/02/01/valencia-testing-day-one-february-2010/

    i'll fill in the details in a sec.

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 07:13

    I just realized that it has been forever since I've come up with an F1 game.

    I am making one right now of the "Fill in the blank USF1 driver rumor press release" game.

    A large and wonderful prize will be promised. Then it will be delayed. Then it will turn out to be something cheap. Then the prize just might not appear at all.

    Should I put it on the Wiki when I am done?

  • Nick in Dubai01/02/2010 at 07:13

    Has anyone here watched back the iPad demo? (I'm guessing quite a few) That bit about the Major League Baseball was pretty mindblowing. Why don't we have something like that Bernie?

    Having read about how badly the interactive tv thing went wrong, i am amazed he even has a website for the sport!

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 07:20

    A large and wonderful prize will be promised. Then it will be delayed. Then it will turn out to be something cheap. Then the prize just might not appear at all.

    :)

    Remember to promise let everyone know how you're getting on with entries and then go skunk works on us and then deny it.

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 07:22

    I am making one right now of the "Fill in the blank USF1 driver rumor press release" game.

    I am available and I have had experience racing in the US through my participation on iRacing...

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 07:30

    Morning peeps :)

    So much snow out there today!

  • F1Wolf01/02/2010 at 07:32

    So much snow out there today!

    25 degrees (above zero) here today

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 07:33

    It's funny, there is snow everywhere in the world expect for the place that need it the most the next few week... Vancouver, B.C.

  • Nick in Dubai01/02/2010 at 07:34

    25 degrees (above zero) here today

    20 heading for 26 here :D

  • F1Wolf01/02/2010 at 07:36

    It's funny, there is snow everywhere in the world expect for the place that need it the most the next few week... Vancouver, B.C.

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 07:40

    It's funny, there is snow everywhere in the world expect for the place that need it the most the next few week... Vancouver, B.C.

    They are doing OK for now, but they brought in every snow making machine in the Northwest to cover some bald spots on the lower parts of the hill in case. Also, they are trucking snow from other mountains and stock piling it just in case.

  • F1Wolf01/02/2010 at 07:41

    It's funny, there is snow everywhere in the world expect for the place that need it the most the next few week... Vancouver, B.C.

    ooops .... instead of "enter" I clicked on "post comment"

    there is still no snow ready for Olympics ?

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 07:41

    It's funny, there is snow everywhere in the world expect for the place that need it the most the next few week... Vancouver, B.C.

    They are doing OK for now, but they brought in every snow making machine in the Northwest to cover some bald spots on the lower parts of the hill in case. Also, they are trucking snow from other mountains and stock piling it just in case.

    Seriously? In this day and age that's just silly!

  • F1Wolf01/02/2010 at 07:42

    They are doing OK for now, but they brought in every snow making machine in the Northwest to cover some bald spots on the lower parts of the hill in case. Also, they are trucking snow from other mountains and stock piling it just in case.

    and people say that F1 is environmentally unfriendly ...

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 07:42

    Seriously? In this day and age that's just silly!

    It doesn't help where they are having all the skiing and downhill events is at Whistler which is only a few hundred feet off sea level.

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 07:43

    Seriously? In this day and age that's just silly!

    It doesn't help where they are having all the skiing and downhill events is at Whistler which is only a few hundred feet off sea level.

    Didn't Turin have the same problem though?

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 07:44

    It doesn't help where they are having all the skiing and downhill events is at Whistler which is only a few hundred feet off sea level.

    Excuse, Whistler's base is barely over 2,00 feet with the mountains surrounding it that go up to 7,800 feet.

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 07:47

    It doesn't help where they are having all the skiing and downhill events is at Whistler which is only a few hundred feet off sea level.

    This year has been a really strong El Nino year which has cause a lot of this.

  • Nick in Dubai01/02/2010 at 07:58

    Schu's silver banger http://twitpic.com/10tuwn

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 07:59

    Schu's silver banger http://twitpic.com/10tuwn

    Red Bull nose.

  • paul01/02/2010 at 07:59

    Schu's silver banger http://twitpic.com/10tuwn

    Cripes. I hope Adrian Newey trademarked that nose design!!

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 07:59

    Schu's silver banger http://twitpic.com/10tuwn

    Cripes. I hope Adrian Newey trademarked that nose design!!

    Lower nose cone though...

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 08:00

    Schu's silver banger http://twitpic.com/10tuwn

    I think it would be great prank if the #3 was a sticker that peeled off at high speeds to reveal a #4 underneath it.

  • paul01/02/2010 at 08:01

    As a Mclaren fan, things could be really good or really bad. They look very different.

  • Journeyer01/02/2010 at 08:01

    Schu's silver banger http://twitpic.com/10tuwn

    Cripes. I hope Adrian Newey trademarked that nose design!!

    Lower nose cone though...

    They kept the low-ness and the fat-ness of the Brawn nose - interesting decision from Ross Brawn.

    I'm guessing the bulk of the change is at the rear - not only for the bigger fuel cell, but also to allow them to finally optimize the chassis for the Merc engine.

  • Journeyer01/02/2010 at 08:02

    As a Mclaren fan, things could be really good or really bad. They look very different.

    They last time they looked like this (and indeed looked so different) was... 1995. Their first (and worst) season with Merc.

  • paul01/02/2010 at 08:02

    They last time they looked like this (and indeed looked so different) was... 1995. Their first (and worst) season with Merc.

    Yup I have been thinking that. The car looked and went just aweful

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 08:06

    Is it just me or do these wheel bases look extremely long?

  • paul01/02/2010 at 08:06

    Is it just me or do these wheel bases look extremely long?

    No, definatly not just you.

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 08:10
  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 08:28

    #Random.

    Watching Rocky 2 right now. I can sum it up like this. Fast forward to when Adrian wakes up from a coma and says, "Win." The first hour is just painful to watch.

  • Lukeh01/02/2010 at 08:50

    Morning everyone

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 08:50

    Morning everyone

    Morning

  • Christine01/02/2010 at 08:50

    Morning all. Quick request:

    Please can we not indulge the spam? You don't even really need to point it out, Mr C and I will always find it. I can't believe we don't have more sensible things to talk about than spam comments.

    If you're really worried that we've missed it, you can always email me a quick note.

    Ta.

  • Cridland (Los Angeles)01/02/2010 at 09:47

    Right here with you

  • Cridland (Los Angeles)01/02/2010 at 09:52

    thanks for the translate!

  • Cridland (Los Angeles)01/02/2010 at 09:54

    They all have Daffy Duck-bills this year

  • Cridland (Los Angeles)01/02/2010 at 09:56

    No "frisbees"! That's cool too, makes them look less.. umm... less bad somehow

  • Cridland (Los Angeles)01/02/2010 at 09:57

    How long with the session be?

  • Lukeh01/02/2010 at 09:59

    How long with the session be?

    Cridland, there is a thread dedicated to testing - http://sidepodcast.com/2010/02/01/valencia-testing-day-one-february-2010/#comment-669959

    Would be better to comment in that thread, or to choose it on the drop down box next to Active Thread at the top of the doohickey if you're using that

  • Cridland (Los Angeles)01/02/2010 at 10:00

    What's this then?

  • paul01/02/2010 at 10:00

    looks like some action finally

  • Cridland (Los Angeles)01/02/2010 at 10:00

    oic thx

  • me01/02/2010 at 10:25

    breaking news: AT&T Williams announces GAC as a new partner

    ok, not exactly breaking...

  • paul01/02/2010 at 10:31

    hehe. ACDC win a Grammy, apparently they are suddenly Australian again !

  • Dank01/02/2010 at 10:39

    Apologies in advance as I'm sure this has been mentioned previously, but what the jinkies is this thing that James Allen is busy promoting on Twitter at the moment? A collection of Twittery feeds under one roof?

  • me01/02/2010 at 10:41

    Apologies in advance as I'm sure this has been mentioned previously, but what the jinkies is this thing that James Allen is busy promoting on Twitter at the moment? A collection of Twittery feeds under one roof?

    yup. me thinks it's awesome. what do ya make of it?

  • paul01/02/2010 at 10:41

    yup. me thinks it's awesome. what do ya make of it?

    does it work? it didnt for me

  • me01/02/2010 at 10:42

    does it work? it didnt for me

    it what way, didn't it work?

  • Dank01/02/2010 at 10:42

    yup. me thinks it's awesome. what do ya make of it?

    I think it's rubbish.

    Sorry, automatic pilot kicking in then. It's nice I guess. Especially for folk who aren't on Twitter.

  • paul01/02/2010 at 10:42

    it what way, didn't it work?

    link timed out

  • paul01/02/2010 at 10:43

    oh, and as I speak, it starts working. cool idea i guess.

  • me01/02/2010 at 10:44

    I think it's rubbish.

    and tomorrow you'll think it's ace :)

    Sorry, automatic pilot kicking in then. It's nice I guess. Especially for folk who aren't on Twitter.

    i said earlier, that it's what we're trying to do here: http://sidepodcast.com/twitter/ - but cranked up to 11. depends if lists are your thing or not i guess.

  • Lukeh01/02/2010 at 10:46

    time to go. See you all this evening!

  • Dank01/02/2010 at 10:48

    i said earlier, that it's what we're trying to do here: http://sidepodcast.com/twitter/ - but cranked up to 11. depends if lists are your thing or not i guess.

    See Sidepodcast's list is more apt for me. James Allen's, well, without sounding like a miserygut, I wouldn't be too fond of anyone making potential money from my output, in the public domain or otherwise. I'm sure having TAG Heuer plastered all over the place certainly brings in the paychecks.

  • me01/02/2010 at 10:51

    I'm sure having TAG Heuer plastered all over the place certainly brings in the paychecks.

    that's true. but you're happily feeding twitter all this information and they're making plenty of VC money out of you and millions of others.

    james presumably had to pay for the site design and coding, i doubt he's making anything at all right now.

  • Christine01/02/2010 at 10:52

    See Sidepodcast's list is more apt for me. James Allen's, well, without sounding like a miserygut, I wouldn't be too fond of anyone making potential money from my output, in the public domain or otherwise. I'm sure having TAG Heuer plastered all over the place certainly brings in the paychecks.

    I'm sure you can ask him to remove your name from the list.

  • Dank01/02/2010 at 10:52

    that's true. but you're happily feeding twitter all this information and they're making plenty of VC money out of you and millions of others.

    I can't actually get my head around Twitter's business model, if there is one? What is 'VC' money?

  • paul01/02/2010 at 10:53

    I can't actually get my head around Twitter's business model, if there is one? What is 'VC' money?

    very crude?

    vicious consequences?

  • me01/02/2010 at 10:54

    I can't actually get my head around Twitter's business model, if there is one? What is 'VC' money?

    sorry, venture capital.

    their business model at the moment involves selling live feeds of data to the likes of goggle. the feeds contain your data, and our data etc.

  • Journeyer01/02/2010 at 10:55

    Good point in the French feed - no one's done more than 3 laps as of yet. Probably diagnostic, more than anything, but they have raised concerns over reliability.

  • Dank01/02/2010 at 11:59

    This is rather delicious from Mr Motorsportprint Man: http://twitpic.com/10uih8

  • Tom G01/02/2010 at 12:01

    Just had a thought. I've noticed that the cars don't have refueling points anymore, so how does the fuel get in the car in the first place?

  • Andy Taylor01/02/2010 at 12:03

    Just had a thought. I've noticed that the cars don't have refueling points anymore, so how does the fuel get in the car in the first place?

    Look at the ferrari pic, there's a small filler cap there. I'm guessing that they don't need such a big hole in the car as there's no time advantage to be gained in the race

  • Alison01/02/2010 at 12:51

    Mmmmm greggs

  • Alison01/02/2010 at 12:54

    Boo closed greggs more like! And the newsagent... Did i miss some big public holiday?

  • Journeyer01/02/2010 at 13:05

    Has anyone mentioned that Ringo Starr was a presenter at the Grammys? Watching the replay now.

  • me01/02/2010 at 13:07

    Has anyone mentioned that Ringo Starr was a presenter at the Grammys? Watching the replay now.

    i never thought there was anything wrong with him...

  • Journeyer01/02/2010 at 13:08

    i never thought there was anything wrong with him...

    i thought you killed him, though? :D

  • me01/02/2010 at 13:08

    i never thought there was anything wrong with him...

    although i'm amazed i haven't got grief for todays outtake.

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 13:09

    although i'm amazed i haven't got grief for todays outtake.

    I loved it... I was just trying to work the best way of bringing it up subtly...

  • Alison01/02/2010 at 13:09

    So he wants to be famous again now?

  • Journeyer01/02/2010 at 13:09

    although i'm amazed i haven't got grief for todays outtake.

    how many people read the thread notes? :P

    you were hilarious, though. you sounded like one of those old-school radio hosts...

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 13:09

    So he wants to be famous again now?

    He has an album out.

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 13:09

    Oh by the way Mr C... What do you think of the way the car looks?

    That sort of thing.

  • me01/02/2010 at 13:10

    how many people read the thread notes? :P

    if you don't you'll be missing out.

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 13:12

    how many people read the thread notes? :P

    if you don't you'll be missing out.

    First thing I do...

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 13:12

    if you don't you'll be missing out.

    Like all those people who don't read back the comments and will have missed my early morning Renault puns :)

  • me01/02/2010 at 13:13

    Like all those people who don't read back the comments and will have missed my early morning Renault puns :)

    hehe. also true.

    specifically though we have stopped putting things like site updates in the comments, because they get lost so quickly. lots of good info in the daily.

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 13:14

    specifically though we have stopped putting things like site updates in the comments, because they get lost so quickly. lots of good info in the daily.

    That's also true for links as well...

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 13:14

    specifically though we have stopped putting things like site updates in the comments, because they get lost so quickly. lots of good info in the daily.

    I sometimes dive into the comments without reading it... but I do always read it at some point as it's in my "must" category in my feed reader.

  • me01/02/2010 at 13:15

    That's also true for links as well...

    we need to address that too. any ideas are very welcome.

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 13:16

    That's also true for links as well...

    we need to address that too. any ideas are very welcome.

    Hmm.

    You know how you have the page for the 2010 car launches with links for each car in them? Maybe something like that for that day's blog links?

  • Journeyer01/02/2010 at 13:17

    Like all those people who don't read back the comments and will have missed my early morning Renault puns :)

    Gahd. Just hilarious. :D

  • me01/02/2010 at 13:17

    You know how you have the page for the 2010 car launches with links for each car in them? Maybe something like that for that day's blog links?

    but then we'd need to keep it up-to-date, wouldn't we?

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 13:18

    You know how you have the page for the 2010 car launches with links for each car in them? Maybe something like that for that day's blog links?

    but then we'd need to keep it up-to-date, wouldn't we?

    Ah scratch that then, didn't realise it was manual...

    How about a widget on the doohickey page? We 'submit' a link and it autodisplays?

  • me01/02/2010 at 13:20

    How about a widget on the doohickey page? We 'submit' a link and it autodisplays?

    that could work. i might have a go this week.

  • me01/02/2010 at 13:23

    an evening with joe:

    A while ago, you may recall, I asked the readers of the blog for their views about the idea of hosting events so that fans can meet and discuss Formula 1 with me and with one another. The response was such that I decided go give it a try and the first such event will be taking place in London, on Friday February 26.

    blog post: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/an-event-to-consider/

    tickets: http://www.morienval.com/aneveningwithjoe.html

  • Journeyer01/02/2010 at 13:24

    A while ago, you may recall, I asked the readers of the blog for their views about the idea of hosting events so that fans can meet and discuss Formula 1 with me and with one another. The response was such that I decided go give it a try and the first such event will be taking place in London, on Friday February 26.

    i'm guessing you're booking tickets as we speak?

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 13:25

    an evening with joe:

    A while ago, you may recall, I asked the readers of the blog for their views about the idea of hosting events so that fans can meet and discuss Formula 1 with me and with one another. The response was such that I decided go give it a try and the first such event will be taking place in London, on Friday February 26.

    blog post: http://joesawa...an-event-to-consider/

    tickets: http://www.mor...aneveningwithjoe.html

    Sounds great. Who's going?

  • me01/02/2010 at 13:25

    Sounds great. Who's going?

    *raises hand*

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 13:26

    10cm of snow have been promised tomorrow! w00t!!!! :D

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 13:29

    You know how you have the page for the 2010 car launches with links for each car in them? Maybe something like that for that day's blog links?

    but then we'd need to keep it up-to-date, wouldn't we?

    Now this is going to sound mad... But I was thinking if you just had a links daily then people could put their links there. But of course the problem is that you'd have so many pages. Couldn't you have a post which has all links forever and then you could have a *insert magical thing* that shows only the comments in that thread from today?

  • F1Wolf01/02/2010 at 13:29

    A while ago, you may recall, I asked the readers of the blog for their views about the idea of hosting events so that fans can meet and discuss Formula 1 with me and with one another. The response was such that I decided go give it a try and the first such event will be taking place in London, on Friday February 26.

    have to wait and see if that Melbourne one gets finalized

  • me01/02/2010 at 13:29

    tickets: http://www.mor...aneveningwithjoe.html

    also for amy et al:

    And all you non-English fans out there, don’t worry. We are close to finalising an event in Melbourne and are looking ahead to other locations as well.

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 13:30

    Sounds great. Who's going?

    me :)

  • me01/02/2010 at 13:30

    have to wait and see if that Melbourne one gets finalized

    you should register an interest in the comments.

  • me01/02/2010 at 13:30

    me :)

    w00t!

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 13:34

    me :)

    w00t!

    Ticket bought!

  • Pat W01/02/2010 at 13:36

    Hi. I *think* I've caught up with comments, Autosport and Joe now...

  • me01/02/2010 at 13:36

    Ticket bought!

    was £35 around the figure you were expecting?

  • F1Wolf01/02/2010 at 13:37

    you should register an interest in the comments.

    will see. will need to consult with the rest of the entourage.

  • Amy01/02/2010 at 13:41

    And all you non-English fans out there, don’t worry. We are close to finalising an event in Melbourne and are looking ahead to other locations as well.

    ooh.

  • rethymnoracer01/02/2010 at 13:46

    DAMS GP2 team will be the Renault junior team.

    Ho Pin Tung and Jerome d'Ambrosio will drive for DAMS this year in GP2 in Renault F1 colours.

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 13:57

    was £35 around the figure you were expecting?

    Yeah... I think I said to him in my comment before it should be about £30 if you're just having the evening and about £50-60 if you're doing refreshments / food etc.

    So you get 1 free glass of something so £35 sounds spot on.

  • me01/02/2010 at 14:03

    So you get 1 free glass of something so £35 sounds spot on.

    agreed. do you know the venue at all?

  • Lorenzo01/02/2010 at 14:03

    . We are close to finalising an event in Melbourne and are looking ahead to other locations as well.

    Please let it be true! I will be there with (very masculine) bells on!

  • me01/02/2010 at 14:03

    Please let it be true! I will be there with (very masculine) bells on!

    eehehe :)

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 14:04

    Please let it be true! I will be there with (very masculine) bells on!

    What are Masculin bells? Rather, what kind of bells are not masculine? :D

  • Lorenzo01/02/2010 at 14:04

    What are Masculin bells? Rather, what kind of bells are not masculine? :D

    bells...not balls :-)

  • me01/02/2010 at 14:05

    What are Masculin bells? Rather, what kind of bells are not masculine? :D

    morris dancing bells?

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 14:05

    agreed. do you know the venue at all?

    Um... not as far as I remember.

    But I will be only a few minutes away tonight.

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 14:06

    What are Masculin bells? Rather, what kind of bells are not masculine? :D

    morris dancing bells?

    Morris Dancers are masculine!

  • me01/02/2010 at 14:06

    But I will be only a few minutes away tonight.

    you're a star :)

  • me01/02/2010 at 14:07

    Morris Dancers are masculine!

    yep, yes they are.

  • Lorenzo01/02/2010 at 14:08

    Morris Dancers are masculine!

    what have I started?? my bad! *lurker mode back on*

  • me01/02/2010 at 14:08
  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 14:08

    Morris Dancers are masculine!

    yep, yes they are.

    You do know that they are secretely training in Martial Arts when they dance? That they are actually in fact a secret society waiting for the right time to strike and cause a new world order? Right?

  • me01/02/2010 at 14:08

    what have I started?? my bad! *lurker mode back on*

    not allowed.

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 14:09

    Morris Dancers are masculine!

    what have I started?? my bad! *lurker mode back on*

    A very important discussion!

  • me01/02/2010 at 14:09

    You do know that they are secretely training in Martial Arts when they dance? That they are actually in fact a secret society waiting for the right time to strike and cause a new world order? Right?

    won't we hear the coming?

  • Christine01/02/2010 at 14:09

    You do know that they are secretely training in Martial Arts when they dance? That they are actually in fact a secret society waiting for the right time to strike and cause a new world order? Right?

    But you would hear them coming?

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 14:09

    snap!

  • me01/02/2010 at 14:09

    But you would hear them coming?

    #samepersonbutyoutypeproper

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 14:10

    But you would hear them coming?

    No, because the bells are a ruse for the white ninja...

  • Christine01/02/2010 at 14:10

    No, because the bells are a ruse for the white ninja...

    And the handkerchiefs are...?

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 14:12

    No, because the bells are a ruse for the white ninja...

    And the handkerchiefs are...?

    Weapons of Mass Distraction!

  • Lorenzo01/02/2010 at 14:12

    And the handkerchiefs are...?

    I know this one....! those white pieces of cloth in their hands? was that a trick question?

  • Christine01/02/2010 at 14:13

    Weapons of Mass Distraction!

    Sounds interesting. I wonder what they are waiting for.

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 14:13

    I would love to quote the Guy Warrack quote on morris dancing here.. but perhaps I should resist...

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 14:13

    Weapons of Mass Distraction!

    Sounds interesting. I wonder what they are waiting for.

    The right time. Only a crap Dan Brown novel can out them now!

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 14:17

    Morning all.

    It's a long time since there were so many commenters at the bottom of my doohickey

  • Christine01/02/2010 at 14:18

    The right time. Only a crap Dan Brown novel can out them now!

    Aww, I like Dan Brown. Still, can't imagine a picture of a Morris Dancer on the front of a book will help it sell well.

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 14:18

    The right time. Only a crap Dan Brown novel can out them now!

    Aww, I like Dan Brown. Still, can't imagine a picture of a Morris Dancer on the front of a book will help it sell well.

    I like him too. I just think a novel about a secret society of Morris Dancers might have ended up in the 'too crappy' pile of ideas!

  • Lorenzo01/02/2010 at 14:20

    It's a long time since there were so many commenters at the bottom of my doohickey

    Morning Steven! It kinda feels like the first day back at school this season with so many new driver combo's, so I suppose there is a bit of a spike in interest compared to previous seasons.

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 14:31

    I forgot to mention that I did record an Off Season Parade Lap Trailer movie:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/paradelapoffseason-mov

    Yes I am on the beach - no I don't fall in.

  • me01/02/2010 at 14:33

    Yes I am on the beach - no I don't fall in.

    i can't hear it, but i see a tv?

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 14:35

    i can't hear it, but i see a tv?

    Yes a broken tv on the beach. It's a metaphor for the the future of online broadcasting

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 14:35

    Yes a broken tv on the beach. It's a metaphor for the the future of online broadcasting

    Either that or it's a broken tv on the beach and bloke pointing and talking :)

  • me01/02/2010 at 14:35

    Yes a broken tv on the beach. It's a metaphor for the the future of online broadcasting

    i likes it.

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 15:04

    From Joe's Blog:

    For those who can’t be there, how about setting up a audio webcast so it might entice to buy a ticket and show in person at future events which would allow someone to ask questions.

    he replies that this will be done.

  • me01/02/2010 at 15:06

    he replies that this will be done.

    ;)

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 15:07

    he replies that this will be done.

    ;)

    aha!

  • Lukeh01/02/2010 at 16:24

    Evening all!! :)

  • Journeyer01/02/2010 at 16:25

    Evening all!! :)

    Hey Lukeh.

    Testing's done, so I'm heading out. Night, folks.

  • RG01/02/2010 at 16:26

    Hey Lukeh and cheerio Journeyer

  • Journeyer01/02/2010 at 16:29

    One last thing:

    Latest ATP Rankings

    1. Federer (-)

    2. Djokovic (+ 1)

    3. Murray (+ 1)

    4. Nadal (- 2)

    5. del Potro (0)

    6. Davydenko (0)

    7. Roddick (0)

    8. Soderling (0)

    9. Tsonga (+ 1)

    10. Cilic (+ 4)

    Verdasco slides from 9th to 12th.

  • Bassano01/02/2010 at 16:38

    Afternoon all

  • Christine01/02/2010 at 16:40

    http://twitter.com/JRobertsF1/status/8503995535

    F1 Racing has heard from a number of sources today that Campos has been sold. Just trying to verify it now.

  • Bassano01/02/2010 at 16:40

    http://twitter...sF1/status/8503995535

    F1 Racing has heard from a number of sources today that Campos has been sold. Just trying to verify it now.

    Ooooh

  • Christine01/02/2010 at 16:41

    He's got all kinds of knowledge at the moment Mr Roberts:

    http://twitter.com/JRobertsF1/status/8504680204

    Official: Ferrari test driver Giancarlo Fisichella will race in the Le Mans Series this year.

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 16:42

    Looks like the shorties have finished: http://shortyawards.com/category/sports

  • RG01/02/2010 at 16:43

    Looks like the shorties have finished: http://shortyawards.com/category/sports

    That is an annoying result

  • Bassano01/02/2010 at 16:43

    Looks like the shorties have finished: http://shortyawards.com/category/sports

    The Fifth Driver and R5 team in the top ten

    Good for them, didn't expect that

  • Bassano01/02/2010 at 16:44

    Looks like the shorties have finished: http://shortyawards.com/category/sports

    How did Sao Paulo FC come 3rd with more votes than 1 or 2

    Rigging penalty?

  • Christine01/02/2010 at 16:45

    Looks like the shorties have finished: http://shortyawards.com/category/sports

    I think I missed that whole thing. Boo.

  • Lukeh01/02/2010 at 16:46

    http://twitter...sF1/status/8503995535

    F1 Racing has heard from a number of sources today that Campos has been sold. Just trying to verify it now.

    I bought them for a sausage roll but I am starting to regret the deal

  • Pat W01/02/2010 at 16:51

    Official: Ferrari test driver Giancarlo Fisichella will race in the Le Mans Series this year.

    *blink*

    blimey

  • Jon "Is Not Very Observant" Waldock01/02/2010 at 16:51

    Official: Ferrari test driver Giancarlo Fisichella will race in the Le Mans Series this year.

    *blink*

    blimey

    WOWZA!!

  • Pat W01/02/2010 at 16:53

    http://twitter...sF1/status/8503995535

    F1 Racing has heard from a number of sources today that Campos has been sold. Just trying to verify it now.

    Teixeira, I presume

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 17:01

    I think I missed that whole thing. Boo.

    I keep wanting to say, "it's your birthday"

  • startledbunny01/02/2010 at 17:14

    I keep wanting to say, "it's your birthday"

    as long as it's not the sweary bit a few lines on

  • me01/02/2010 at 17:55

    did i ever mention that james allen's new twitter page is awesome?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/ja-topics-png

  • Pat W01/02/2010 at 17:58

    did i ever mention that james allen's new twitter page is awesome?

    http://drop.io...t/asset/ja-topics-png

    I was just looking at it after seeing the mention earlier. Very impressive

  • Lukeh01/02/2010 at 18:04

    Hehehehehe at Mr C's latest tweet.

    Did I ever say how much I loved Rubens? :D

  • me01/02/2010 at 18:04

    Did I ever say how much I loved Rubens? :D

    i (heart) him too :)

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 18:08

    Roving reporter reporting for duty am on way to great Portland st

  • Bassano01/02/2010 at 18:09

    Roving reporter reporting for duty am on way to great Portland st

    What's the scoop?

  • me01/02/2010 at 18:09

    Roving reporter reporting for duty am on way to great Portland st

    What's the scoop?

    live joe: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/an-event-to-consider/

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 18:10

    One of my Danish colleagues sent me this video today http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/woodenspoon-wmv

    It's a very funny advert from NZ :D

  • Bassano01/02/2010 at 18:12

    live joe: http://joesawa...an-event-to-consider/

    Fantastic, it's not sold out yet, is it?

  • me01/02/2010 at 18:13

    Fantastic, it's not sold out yet, is it?

    announced earlier today.

  • Bassano01/02/2010 at 18:14

    Fantastic, it's not sold out yet, is it?

    announced earlier today.

    Are you going, it is a whopping 3 and a half weeks away? ;)

  • me01/02/2010 at 18:14

    Are you going, it is a whopping 3 and a half weeks away? ;)

    both of us, yup.

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 18:14

    Am nearby now. Note for future google maps has this one wrong.

  • Bassano01/02/2010 at 18:15

    live joe: http://joesawa...an-event-to-consider/

    £35

    Didn't expect that

  • me01/02/2010 at 18:16

    Am nearby now. Note for future google maps has this one wrong.

    ooh, ok.

  • me01/02/2010 at 18:16

    Didn't expect that

    you think it's too high, or too low?

  • me01/02/2010 at 18:16

    i think this is #mfc

    Imogen Heap turned heads at the Grammy Awards by wearing a Twitter dress.

    apparently fans could tweet to the clothing live.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5iFO5HG09EYaXcTZ3MbcNUZ2XYmzA

  • Bassano01/02/2010 at 18:17

    you think it's too high, or too low?

    It's probably great value but I just assumed it'd be for a larger audience at between £10 & £20

  • me01/02/2010 at 18:17

    It's probably great value but I just assumed it'd be for a larger audience at between £10 & £20

    you should comment that. all feedback is good feedback.

  • Lukeh01/02/2010 at 18:17

    apparently fans could tweet to the clothing live.

    what is this mad, mad world we live in?!

  • Bassano01/02/2010 at 18:18

    you should comment that. all feedback is good feedback.

    I'll leave it a day or so

    I don't want to whinge, for many it's quite a unique event to hear Joe ;)

  • Pat W01/02/2010 at 18:18

    i think this is #mfc

    Imogen Heap turned heads at the Grammy Awards by wearing a Twitter dress.

    apparently fans could tweet to the clothing live.

    http://www.goo...9EYaXcTZ3MbcNUZ2XYmzA

    Brilliant!

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 18:21

    Am nearby now. Note for future google maps has this one wrong.

    ooh, ok.

    right it looks like an office. Have drop.ioed some pictures. Hopefully you should be able to get to co-ordinared from the pic. But if not I'll place it on a map when I'm home.

  • me01/02/2010 at 18:23

    right it looks like an office. Have drop.ioed some pictures. Hopefully you should be able to get to co-ordinared from the pic. But if not I'll place it on a map when I'm home.

    fankx you: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-411

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 18:24

    Looks like google maps is getting confused between great Portland street and little portland street.

  • me01/02/2010 at 18:24

    I'll leave it a day or so

    I don't want to whinge, for many it's quite a unique event to hear Joe ;)

    you'll still be going, right?

  • Bassano01/02/2010 at 18:25

    you'll still be going, right?

    Well, probably

    I could be going to Hong Kong in March, that'll be an expensive month including an iPad purchase when I get back.

    I'll mull it over

  • Bassano01/02/2010 at 18:26

    Looks like google maps is getting confused between great Portland street and little portland street.

    Might be worth asking Joe to include a full postcode to save the confusion

  • me01/02/2010 at 18:30

    from lee:

    Presenting an F1 announcement in Glasgow tomorrow at 11am.

    any guesses?

    http://twitter.com/LeeMcKenzieF1/status/8508437616

  • Bassano01/02/2010 at 18:31

    any guesses?

    Virgin?

  • RG01/02/2010 at 18:31

    Virgin?

    They launch on Wednesday

  • Bassano01/02/2010 at 18:31

    They launch on Wednesday

    Ah ok

    Who's left?

  • Lukeh01/02/2010 at 18:32

    Psst - don't tell Rubens but this twitpic doesn't flatter him too well...

    http://twitpic.com/10w9cy

  • Bassano01/02/2010 at 18:32

    Who's left?

    Force India with a Paul di Resta link?

  • me01/02/2010 at 18:32

    Psst - don't tell Rubens but this twitpic doesn't flatter him too well...

    channelling bibendum?

  • RG01/02/2010 at 18:33

    Force India with a Paul di Resta link?

    Might be some sort of new F1 inititivie or something.

  • Jon "Is Not Very Observant" Waldock01/02/2010 at 18:37

    Might be some sort of new F1 inititivie or something.

    It being in Scotland I would assume so. No team would go there for an announcement

  • Pat W01/02/2010 at 18:41

    Did we know Lukeh was mentioned in the same breath as Joe and James?

    http://www.stuartcodling.com/2010/01/ga-ga-poker-face/

    I didn't see it mentioned..

  • Bassano01/02/2010 at 18:41

    from lee:

    Presenting an F1 announcement in Glasgow tomorrow at 11am.

    http://twitter...eF1/status/8508437616

    People really need to stop tweeting about what they are going to be tweeting soon. It's very irritating

  • Lukeh01/02/2010 at 18:41

    Did we know Lukeh was mentioned in the same breath as Joe and James?

    http://www.stu.../01/ga-ga-poker-face/

    I didn't see it mentioned..

    Oh goodness. I am definitely not worthy...

  • Paul Convery01/02/2010 at 18:41

    Little plug for todays blog posts looking at car liveries from 1996

    http://lairoftheraven.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/the-good-and-the-bad-–-f1-livery-from-1996/

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 18:42

    http://twitter...eF1/status/8508437616

    Is it that Scottish Guy that wants an F1 race on the streets of Glasgow?

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 18:43

    from lee:

    Presenting an F1 announcement in Glasgow tomorrow at 11am.

    Oh and by the way, I clicked on the link and couldn't read the text... I was distracted ;)

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 19:16

    Presenting an F1 announcement in Glasgow tomorrow at 11am.

    Glasgow? Why?

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 19:18

    Is it that Scottish Guy that wants an F1 race on the streets of Glasgow?

    That hasn't been rumoured in 20 years and it was insane then

  • me01/02/2010 at 19:19

    That hasn't been rumoured in 20 years and it was insane then

    there was a rumour more recent than that. couple of months maybe?

  • Pat W01/02/2010 at 19:21

    there was a rumour more recent than that. couple of months maybe?

    6-8 months I'd guess. My guess is a sponsor thing or F1 in Schools or something though.

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 19:22

    there was a rumour more recent than that. couple of months maybe?

    It is still insane. THe previous one wanted to go through the Clyde tunnel because Monaco has a tunnel. It seemed to escape ther notice that while the Monaco tunnel road is more or less flat, the Clyde tunnel like Dartford heads down below the river then rises back up and since the Clyde is a bit narrower than the Thames the U shape at the bottom is a bit sharp and F1 cars would not like it at all.

  • Paul Convery01/02/2010 at 19:22

    That hasn't been rumoured in 20 years and it was insane then

    there was a rumour more recent than that. couple of months maybe?

    Still rather insane. We do not need more street circuits. At least not the Singapore, Valencia and Monaco type.

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 19:22

    JYS buying Campos? I think someone should leak that

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 19:23

    Still rather insane. We do not need more street circuits. At least not the Singapore, Valencia and Monaco type.

    There is also the minor problem that they need an act of Parliament to close the roads for a race

  • Lewis (A Retweet is...?)01/02/2010 at 19:24

    Looked at the iPad...wow! Even if it is just an elongated version of my iPod Touch...

  • RG01/02/2010 at 19:25

    JYS buying Campos? I think someone should leak that

    Hmmmmm.

  • Dank01/02/2010 at 19:37

    Apologies in advance as I'm sure this has been discussed today, but who here is thinking of going to the Joe Saward concert in London towards the end of the month?

  • me01/02/2010 at 19:41

    Apologies in advance as I'm sure this has been discussed today, but who here is thinking of going to the Joe Saward concert in London towards the end of the month?

    i'm not keeping a list, but i know that alex, christine and i are all confirmed.

  • Paul Convery01/02/2010 at 19:51

    Just entered Raven Island Racing in Panda Racing 2010 :) Rather German dominated team.

  • Andy Taylor01/02/2010 at 20:00

    i'm not keeping a list, but i know that alex, christine and i are all confirmed.

    Are we all invited?

  • me01/02/2010 at 20:01

    Are we all invited?

    of course. fyi:

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/an-event-to-consider/

    and

    http://www.morienval.com/aneveningwithjoe.html

  • Jeremy01/02/2010 at 20:08

    Looked at the iPad...wow! Even if it is just an elongated version of my iPod Touch...

    my friend Dana had her photo from wikipedia used in the keynote speech apparently

    http://forums.mactalk.com.au/53/80235-steve-used-one-my-pics-his-keynote.html

  • me01/02/2010 at 20:09

    my friend Dana had her photo from wikipedia used in the keynote speech apparently

    no way?

  • Jeremy01/02/2010 at 20:11

    no way?

    I know! I'm sceptical. Why wouldn't apple have existing high quality stock photography?

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 20:11

    my friend Dana had her photo from wikipedia used in the keynote speech apparently

    Doesn't Steve have a photo of the relevant computer himself? You would have thought Apple would have at least one

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 20:11

    Cog.

    It appears the stewards in iRacing are just as useless as real-life ones. Guess they try and be realistic in every way possible ;)

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 20:25

    One for RG. Just heard Robbie Keane has gone to Celtic on loan

  • RG01/02/2010 at 20:26

    One for RG. Just heard Robbie Keane has gone to Celtic on loan

    Heard it earlier. I am surprised to say the least.

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 20:27

    Heard it earlier. I am surprised to say the least.

    It is a complete shock. It has been rumoured for years but there has not even been a hint of it this time.

  • RG01/02/2010 at 20:29

    It is a complete shock. It has been rumoured for years but there has not even been a hint of it this time.

    I did expect a striker to go but I thought it was going to be Pavlychenko. But yeah, I do think he'll suit the SPL.

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 20:30

    Steven,

    My mate from Trinidad downloaded a 'learn Spanish' podcast and couldn't understand what the other language was. After a bit of listening he realised they were Scottish!

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 20:31

    I did expect a striker to go but I thought it was going to be Pavlychenko. But yeah, I do think he'll suit the SPL.

    He will be under pressure straight away because their top scorer for the past few years got flogged off to Boro

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 20:32

    My mate from Trinidad downloaded a 'learn Spanish' podcast and couldn't understand what the other language was. After a bit of listening he realised they were Scottish!

    I have never learned Spanish from one of those so I understand the problem

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 20:33

    My mate from Trinidad downloaded a 'learn Spanish' podcast and couldn't understand what the other language was. After a bit of listening he realised they were Scottish!

    I have never learned Spanish from one of those so I understand the problem

    Well for the record, I have listened to it and they sound fine to me. Ironically you should hear my mate speak - now that's an ear bender!

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 20:34

    I did expect a striker to go but I thought it was going to be Pavlychenko. But yeah, I do think he'll suit the SPL.

    He will be under pressure straight away because their top scorer for the past few years got flogged off to Boro

    Oh yeah, some Danish dude joined Celtic. The press here in Denmark have already proclaimed him as the second coming :(

  • RG01/02/2010 at 20:35

    Oh yeah, some Danish dude joined Celtic. The press here in Denmark have already proclaimed him as the second coming :(

    Is it that Kjaer fella?

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 20:35

    Oh yeah, some Danish dude joined Celtic. The press here in Denmark have already proclaimed him as the second coming :(

    Is it that Kjaer fella?

    Probably. I don't care because they'll be rubbish!

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 20:37

    Well for the record, I have listened to it and they sound fine to me. Ironically you should hear my mate speak - now that's an ear bender!

    The way different people hear language is very different to what the perceived wisdom says. I can go anywhere in the world with what is supposed to be a difficult accent to understand and have never had a problem making people understand me.

    A very long time a Celtic signed and Icelandic player and the only person he could understand was the Irish assistant manger who I could never understand when he was on TV.

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 20:37

    Oh yeah, some Danish dude joined Celtic. The press here in Denmark have already proclaimed him as the second coming :(

    He scored on his debut. Rasmussen or something

  • RG01/02/2010 at 20:38

    Probably. I don't care because they'll be rubbish!

    Well, the SPL can make anyone look good.

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 20:40

    Oh yeah, some Danish dude joined Celtic. The press here in Denmark have already proclaimed him as the second coming :(

    He scored on his debut. Rasmussen or something

    Might be him.

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 20:43

    One for RG. Just heard Robbie Keane has gone to Celtic on loan

    Heard it earlier. I am surprised to say the least.

    So am I. Thought he was happy there? Or has he joined the team he has supported since he was a boy? :D

  • RG01/02/2010 at 20:44

    So am I. Thought he was happy there? Or has he joined the team he has supported since he was a boy? :D

    He was underperforming. We wanted rid of one of our strikers so I ain't complaining.

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 20:48

    Well, the SPL can make anyone look good.

    It has made a few big names look bad. Rangers spent over £12 million on Tore-Andre Flo and he was garbage. Now they have Kyle Lafferty who cost $3.5 million and is worse.

  • Paul Convery01/02/2010 at 20:50

    It has made a few big names look bad. Rangers spent over £12 million on Tore-Andre Flo and he was garbage. Now they have Kyle Lafferty who cost $3.5 million and is worse.

    Kyle Lafferty is not what I would call a big name. I'm from Northern Ireland I'd say you would have a hard time finding people knowing who he is, or who he plays for.

  • James01/02/2010 at 20:50

    the autosport forums make me laugh sometimes, but i do like this: http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/3179/justinq.jpg (the next evolution of the diffuser?)

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 20:51

    So am I. Thought he was happy there? Or has he joined the team he has supported since he was a boy? :D

    He has actually supported them since he was a kid and goes to a lot of their games when the dates suit. Growing up a catholic in Ireland you support Celtic and either Man Utd or Liverpool.

  • Lukeh01/02/2010 at 20:52

    So Rubens is set for his own TV show.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lukehmuse/4323412574/

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 20:54

    Kyle Lafferty is not what I would call a big name. I'm from Northern Ireland I'd say you would have a hard time finding people knowing who he is, or who he plays for.

    £3.5 million in Scotland these days makes him a big name even if he is not compared to others.

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 20:55

    So Rubens is set for his own TV show.

    :D

  • RG01/02/2010 at 20:55

    £3.5 million in Scotland these days makes him a big name even if he is not compared to others.

    Vennegor of Hesselink was another big name in Scotland

    #sorry

  • RG01/02/2010 at 20:55

    So Rubens is set for his own TV show.

    Haha.

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 20:56

    So Rubens is set for his own TV show.

    HA!!!!!

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 20:56

    So am I. Thought he was happy there? Or has he joined the team he has supported since he was a boy? :D

    He has actually supported them since he was a kid and goes to a lot of their games when the dates suit. Growing up a catholic in Ireland you support Celtic and either Man Utd or Liverpool.

    Yeah but don't they all say that?

  • Paul Convery01/02/2010 at 20:56

    £3.5 million in Scotland these days makes him a big name even if he is not compared to others.

    Yeah its a lot of money for Scottish clubs to pay, at least Rangers are willing to spend money. That it Celtic's problem, the board don't give the managers any money at all so the quality of the squad has went down hill.

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 20:57

    the autosport forums make me laugh sometimes, but i do like this: http://img513....g513/3179/justinq.jpg (the next evolution of the diffuser?)

    That's scary. Think we'll see any overtaking this year with all of that spoiled air?

  • me01/02/2010 at 20:58

    just a quick fyi. stats say that today was the busiest day on sidepodcast we have ever had. that's more hits than live commenting the brazil 2008 race and aftermath.

    thank you so much to everyone commenting on the testing today, i found it super useful every time i was away.

    same time tomorrow?

  • Lukeh01/02/2010 at 20:58

    just a quick fyi. stats say that today was the busiest day on sidepodcast we have ever had. that's more hits than live commenting the brazil 2008 race and aftermath.

    Wow!

    same time tomorrow?

    Definitely :)

  • RG01/02/2010 at 20:58

    just a quick fyi. stats say that today was the busiest day on sidepodcast we have ever had. that's more hits than live commenting the brazil 2008 race and aftermath.

    Wow.

    Imagine when Bahrain comes.

  • Chris01/02/2010 at 20:59

    Evening all

    just a quick fyi. stats say that today was the busiest day on sidepodcast we have ever had. that's more hits than live commenting the brazil 2008 race and aftermath.

    Awesome! Well done guys!

  • Paul Convery01/02/2010 at 21:00

    just a quick fyi. stats say that today was the busiest day on sidepodcast we have ever had. that's more hits than live commenting the brazil 2008 race and aftermath.

    That is fantastic! And same time tomorrow? For sure :)

  • me01/02/2010 at 21:00

    Wow.

    Imagine when Bahrain comes.

    have i ever said how much i really like that michael whatshisname?

  • James01/02/2010 at 21:00

    just a quick fyi. stats say that today was the busiest day on sidepodcast we have ever had. that's more hits than live commenting the brazil 2008 race and aftermath.

    I think that will be beaten tommorow, if not at the next test when Red Bull join in.

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 21:00

    just a quick fyi. stats say that today was the busiest day on sidepodcast we have ever had. that's more hits than live commenting the brazil 2008 race and aftermath.

    Whoohoo!!!

    same time tomorrow?

    I'll try. I am ruined this today. Watching live timing and chating till I fall asleep at 3:00 AM does bode will for 7:00 AM work starts.

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 21:01

    Yeah but don't they all say that?

    Robbie Keane has been going to Celtic games for years. It gets reported here every time he turns up because it starts the rumour he is going to sign

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 21:01

    just a quick fyi. stats say that today was the busiest day on sidepodcast we have ever had. that's more hits than live commenting the brazil 2008 race and aftermath.

    Kidding???

  • RG01/02/2010 at 21:01

    have i ever said how much i really like that michael whatshisname?

    Well, I'm sure its all down to the awesome Sauber.

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 21:03

    Yeah its a lot of money for Scottish clubs to pay, at least Rangers are willing to spend money. That it Celtic's problem, the board don't give the managers any money at all so the quality of the squad has went down hill.

    Rangers haven't bought a player in the last 4 transfer windows and have sold quite a few. The bank now has two guys on the board and are running the club on a tight budget. The contracts of the management team have run out and they are on week to week deals. The club is desperately trying to find a buyer.

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 21:03

    Robbie Keane has been going to Celtic games for years. It gets reported here every time he turns up because it starts the rumour he is going to sign

    Didn't they just sign a striker already in that dutch guy?

  • me01/02/2010 at 21:03

    Kidding???

    nope. the amount of traffic the site handled after lewis' win in brazil was never topped in 2009. it took one month and one day in 2010 to beat it.

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 21:04

    just a quick fyi. stats say that today was the busiest day on sidepodcast we have ever had. that's more hits than live commenting the brazil 2008 race and aftermath.

    That's weird.

  • me01/02/2010 at 21:04

    Well, I'm sure its all down to the awesome Sauber.

    almost certainly.

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 21:05

    Didn't they just sign a striker already in that dutch guy?

    Yes but they just sold their top scorer

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 21:05

    Kidding???

    nope. the amount of traffic the site handled after lewis' win in brazil was never topped in 2009. it took one month and one day in 2010 to beat it.

    But we had so many newbies in 2009? It felt like the site was growing?

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 21:06

    Yes but they just sold their top scorer

    They just sold McDonald? Isn't Rangers supposed to be making all the desperate sales right now?

  • me01/02/2010 at 21:07

    But we had so many newbies in 2009? It felt like the site was growing?

    sure. traffic has been on an upward trend since day one. the site has been growing, just look at the comment numbers.

    but spikes are spikes, and today people wanted updates. i'm telling you the bbc are missing a trick not broadcasting tests.

  • RG01/02/2010 at 21:07

    They just sold McDonald? Isn't Rangers supposed to be making all the desperate sales right now?

    Thats why you shouldn't let your manager go to another club. Middlesborough are like the new Celtic.

  • Paul Convery01/02/2010 at 21:08

    nope. the amount of traffic the site handled after lewis' win in brazil was never topped in 2009. it took one month and one day in 2010 to beat it.

    There was far more interest in Lewis doing well (in the UK at least) that there was about Button I think. And this year? With all the new teams and that German fellow coming back? 2010 looks like the most exciting F1 season in a very long time.

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 21:10

    They just sold McDonald? Isn't Rangers supposed to be making all the desperate sales right now?

    Rangers sold Mendes. Rangers are in a mess financially.

  • Pat W01/02/2010 at 21:12

    just a quick fyi. stats say that today was the busiest day on sidepodcast we have ever had. that's more hits than live commenting the brazil 2008 race and aftermath.

    Wow. This year is going to rock :)

    thank you so much to everyone commenting on the testing today, i found it super useful every time i was away.

    Ditto - really helpful at work when I can't check Twitter, timing, etc..

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 21:12

    Thats why you shouldn't let your manager go to another club. Middlesborough are like the new Celtic.

    This is typical Mowbray though. He is more interested in style of play rather than getting results and the Celtic fans love him for that. They didn't like Strachan despite all the trophies because he does not have the right background.

    Mowbray almost got his last club relegated before he decided that fancy football was not as important as winning.

  • Lukeh01/02/2010 at 21:13

    Goodness me, the back of that mercedes is very odd...

  • Pat W01/02/2010 at 21:14

    but spikes are spikes, and today people wanted updates. i'm telling you the bbc are missing a trick not broadcasting tests.

    But people can't watch it - it's on when we're at work.

  • me01/02/2010 at 21:15

    But people can't watch it - it's on when we're at work.

    i spent all day watching a silent german tv feed in the corner of my screen. i'm betting i'm not the only one.

  • Dan Brunell01/02/2010 at 21:16

    This is typical Mowbray though. He is more interested in style of play rather than getting results and the Celtic fans love him for that. They didn't like Strachan despite all the trophies because he does not have the right background.

    I never got the criticism of Strachan at all. Your never going to get a team like you had in 67 with that sort of play. Not with how physical teams are now throughout Europe and even in Scotland.

  • RG01/02/2010 at 21:19

    i spent all day watching a silent german tv feed in the corner of my screen. i'm betting i'm not the only one.

    I spent it constantly refreshing BBC's half decent service, I woulda followed it in a small box in the corner of the screen is Sidepodcast hadn't been blocked at school....

  • me01/02/2010 at 21:21

    I spent it constantly refreshing BBC's half decent service, I woulda followed it in a small box in the corner of the screen is Sidepodcast hadn't been blocked at school....

    they block spc? anything we can do about that?

  • RG01/02/2010 at 21:22

    they block spc? anything we can do about that?

    Nah, once its blocked its blocked. Just have to find a way around it at the moment.

  • Danny01/02/2010 at 21:22

    they block spc? anything we can do about that?

    how about buying a domain like "importantrevisiontypestuff.com"

    and parking it on top of sidepodcast?

  • me01/02/2010 at 21:23

    how about buying a domain like "importantrevisiontypestuff.com"

    and parking it on top of sidepodcast?

    you could be onto something...

  • paul01/02/2010 at 21:23

    they block spc? anything we can do about that?

    How strange.

  • Christine01/02/2010 at 21:23

    PING: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/02/01/f1-debrief-longer-is-better-and-pointy-is-good/

  • paul01/02/2010 at 21:24

    Nah, once its blocked its blocked. Just have to find a way around it at the moment.

    Proxy.

  • Pat W01/02/2010 at 21:24

    i spent all day watching a silent german tv feed in the corner of my screen. i'm betting i'm not the only one.

    Right, but equally a lot of us can't do that, we're relying on text updates and that's where things like the comments come in.

  • RG01/02/2010 at 21:24

    Proxy.

    Which, are all blocked.

  • paul01/02/2010 at 21:25

    Which, are all blocked.

    Don't ya hate that?

    Mind you, that's my job..... :D

  • Lukeh01/02/2010 at 21:25
  • me01/02/2010 at 21:26

    Right, but equally a lot of us can't do that, we're relying on text updates and that's where things like the comments come in.

    true enough.

  • RG01/02/2010 at 21:26

    Mind you, that's my job..... :D

    Yeah, but you don't work at the Newcastle Civic Centre so, I won't kill ya ;).

  • Christine01/02/2010 at 21:26

    Right, but equally a lot of us can't do that, we're relying on text updates and that's where things like the comments come in.

    The commenters need to get their info from somewhere though.

  • paul01/02/2010 at 21:27

    Yeah, but you don't work at the Newcastle Civic Centre so, I won't kill ya ;).

    .....and from what I can tell, nobody else here follows F1

  • James01/02/2010 at 21:28

    The commenters need to get their info from somewhere though.

    I got what I posted from the autosport forums, and live timings. I figured not everyone was watching the live timings as closely as I was this morning ;)

  • me01/02/2010 at 21:30

    I got what I posted from the autosport forums, and live timings. I figured not everyone was watching the live timings as closely as I was this morning ;)

    i wasn't. it was a fabulous help.

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 21:31

    they block spc? anything we can do about that?

    Comments from the testing thread straight to twitter??

  • me01/02/2010 at 21:32

    Comments from the testing thread straight to twitter??

    two problems:

    a) twitter only allows 150 tweets per hour (or something like that)

    b) and it's limited to 140 chars

  • James01/02/2010 at 21:32

    i wasn't. it was a fabulous help.

    no problem. i do think i got over excited about it all this morning :D

  • me01/02/2010 at 21:33

    no problem. i do think i got over excited about it all this morning :D

    no more than me.

  • RG01/02/2010 at 21:33

    a) twitter only allows 150 tweets per hour (or something like that)

    b) and it's limited to 140 chars

    c) blocked ages ago.

  • me01/02/2010 at 21:33

    c) blocked ages ago.

    :)

  • paul01/02/2010 at 21:39

    c) blocked ages ago.

    Sounds like me.

    "no fun at work people!"

  • me01/02/2010 at 21:45

    she's at it again...

    http://www.f1minute.com/category/f1-big-picture/

  • paul01/02/2010 at 21:46

    she's at it again...

    I love that livery.

    Do they seriously have no sponsor for the sidepods?!

  • RG01/02/2010 at 21:47

    Do they seriously have no sponsor for the sidepods?!

    I assume thats where Petrov's sponsor goes?

  • paul01/02/2010 at 21:48

    I assume thats where Petrov's sponsor goes?

    Ah yes. Some Vodka brand then?

  • Alison01/02/2010 at 21:54

    Hooooome :D

  • Pat W01/02/2010 at 22:17

    Heheh, I like Robert:

    Q. How much fuel did you carry?

    RK: I think I have never run so heavy in my life.

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 22:18

    Heheh, I like Robert:

    Q. How much fuel did you carry?

    RK: I think I have never run so heavy in my life.

    Another Whinge!

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 22:19

    Heheh, I like Robert:

    Q. How much fuel did you carry?

    RK: I think I have never run so heavy in my life.

    Another Whinge!

    No. We were not as slow as you think squire because we had three quarters of a ton of fuel on board

  • Alison01/02/2010 at 22:21

    Another Whinge!

    Sounds more like an adorable joke to me.... :P

  • Christine01/02/2010 at 22:25

    I'm still not entirely sure how I have managed to fit three days worth of news in, but here ya go: http://www.f1minute.com/2010/02/01/02-feb-10-2010-testing-gets-underway-with-massa-on-top/

  • me01/02/2010 at 22:27

    I'm still not entirely sure how I have managed to fit three days worth of news in, but here ya go: http://www.f1m...ay-with-massa-on-top/

    flipping heck!

  • Pat W01/02/2010 at 22:27

    Sounds more like an adorable joke to me.... :P

    That's the way I took it... although perhaps not so much 'adorable' :)

  • Chris01/02/2010 at 22:29

    Just checked Fantasy Racers, and Adam Carrol is listed as a possible Campos driver. While I would like to see him in F1, I wasn't aware he had been linked to a drive. Did I miss anything?

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 22:35

    Just checked Fantasy Racers, and Adam Carrol is listed as a possible Campos driver. While I would like to see him in F1, I wasn't aware he had been linked to a drive. Did I miss anything?

    His name was rumoured at the weekend. No details, explanation etc just somone saying they heard he had a chance.

  • RubberGoat01/02/2010 at 22:36

    Night peeps

  • RG01/02/2010 at 22:36

    Some posts from me today, having myself a challenge (best to read in order)

    http://northernwaffler.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/testing-times/

    http://northernwaffler.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/impressing-in-valencia/

  • Maverick01/02/2010 at 22:36

    Hello, anything happening in sidepodland?

  • RG01/02/2010 at 22:37

    Night peeps

    Night mate.

  • RG01/02/2010 at 22:44

    And with that, I'm off. Night all and lotsa love.

  • Lukeh01/02/2010 at 22:44

    And with that, I'm off. Night all and lotsa love.

    Night RG

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 22:59

    Evening everyone :)

  • Chris01/02/2010 at 23:02

    Evening everyone :)

    Evening Sir!

  • Lukeh01/02/2010 at 23:03

    Evening everyone :)

    Hullo Alex

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 23:03

    Evening Sir!

    Good evening :)

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 23:04

    So is anyone else thinking of coming to London Town an going to hear Joe?

  • Alison01/02/2010 at 23:06

    So is anyone else thinking of coming to London Town an going to hear Joe?

    Who what when? I am off to London at some point in the next month. It's unlikely that's going to coincide with whatever you're talking about though :P

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 23:07

    Who what when? I am off to London at some point in the next month. It's unlikely that's going to coincide with whatever you're talking about though :P

    It's this... http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/an-event-to-consider/

  • Alison01/02/2010 at 23:08

    It's this... http://joesawa...an-event-to-consider/

    Oh dear. That's a tad pricey!

  • Jon Waldock01/02/2010 at 23:10

    evening

    Oh dear. That's a tad pricey!

    really? i think thats quite reasonable for what it is, and if it keeps joe going then im all for it, ihave to work out if i can get home before i book a ticket though!!

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 23:10

    Oh dear. That's a tad pricey!

    It is yes... I guess...

    Are you around in London around then though?

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 23:10

    really? i think thats quite reasonable for what it is, and if it keeps joe going then im all for it, ihave to work out if i can get home before i book a ticket though!!

    I mean... I think that for an evening out of niche entertainment you are going to have to pay that kind of price for a quality evening.

  • Alison01/02/2010 at 23:10

    Are you around in London around then though?

    Erm I'm not sure of the date yet but I have a big company meeting in London town toward the end of Feb yeah.

  • Alison01/02/2010 at 23:11

    really? i think thats quite reasonable for what it is, and if it keeps joe going then im all for it, ihave to work out if i can get home before i book a ticket though!!

    It probably is I guess. I don't really go to things like that. I have to confess to not being Joe's biggest fan #sorryeveryone

  • Andy Taylor01/02/2010 at 23:11

    I mean... I think that for an evening out of niche entertainment you are going to have to pay that kind of price for a quality evening.

    Even non-niche entertainment can easily cost double that. Drinks not included.

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 23:12

    Right... I didn't realise it but I was only here for a brief bit... See you later :)

  • Pat W01/02/2010 at 23:12

    So is anyone else thinking of coming to London Town an going to hear Joe?

    I want to but I can't justify the expense at the mo. Ticket price is ok, its just I have to add travel costs etc.

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 23:12

    It probably is I guess. I don't really go to things like that. I have to confess to not being Joe's biggest fan #sorryeveryone

    In what way?

  • Jon Waldock01/02/2010 at 23:12

    Right... I didn't realise it but I was only here for a brief bit... See you later :)

    night

  • Alex Andronov01/02/2010 at 23:12

    In what way?

    just out of interest I mean.

  • Alison01/02/2010 at 23:15

    In what way?

    Erm I don't have any active dislike. I just don't think I share his view on the world. I'm not sure really. It's quite hard to explain. I do have a lot of respect for him and his experience and knowledge but if I was going to read things, they wouldn't be by him.

  • Jon Waldock01/02/2010 at 23:16

    I seem to have drinked my cider quickly, i'm not drunked, i just cant see

  • me01/02/2010 at 23:16

    Right... I didn't realise it but I was only here for a brief bit... See you later :)

    later chap.

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 23:18

    I seem to have drinked my cider quickly, i'm not drunked, i just cant see

    Does your mouth taste of carpet?

    If not you are not drunk

  • Jon Waldock01/02/2010 at 23:18

    Does your mouth taste of carpet?

    Nope, tastes of Cider.

    I'm not drunk at all, not even tipsy. I just cant see

  • Alison01/02/2010 at 23:18

    Does your mouth taste of carpet?

    Carpet?

  • Pat W01/02/2010 at 23:19

    I'm not drunk at all, not even tipsy. I just cant see

    Can't see? Lost your contacts/glasses? If you wear them?

  • Jon Waldock01/02/2010 at 23:19

    Can't see? Lost your contacts/glasses? If you wear them?

    I don't, everything is blurred. This is amusing

  • me01/02/2010 at 23:20

    I'm not drunk at all, not even tipsy. I just cant see

    but you can still type?

  • Pat W01/02/2010 at 23:20

    I don't, everything is blurred. This is amusing

    What strength cider was that?

  • Jon Waldock01/02/2010 at 23:20

    but you can still type?

    I am quite talented ;)

  • Jon Waldock01/02/2010 at 23:21

    What strength cider was that?

    Normal. Bit of bulmers pour moi.

    I have washing thats about to finish which i should go get, but it probably wouldnt be a good idea for me to stand up

  • Andy Taylor01/02/2010 at 23:22

    I seem to have drinked my cider quickly, i'm not drunked, i just cant see

    Ah. Scumble.

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 23:24

    Carpet?

    Because you have drunk so much you have fallen on your face

  • Pat W01/02/2010 at 23:38

    Another video has appeared from the source Scott mentioned, and it contains words in Spanish and under them you can hear Schumacher give his '1991 and toys' quote..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeWSuyyc2bI

  • Lukeh01/02/2010 at 23:43

    Night all.

  • me01/02/2010 at 23:43

    Night all.

    night buddy.

  • Alianora La Canta01/02/2010 at 23:49

    Apparently Abu Dhabi was the third-most-watched sporting event of 2009, beaten only by the Champions League final and the Superbowl. Which would be good news had Abu Dhabi been a race that showcased what is good about F1 racing, as opposed to just F1 hubris...

  • Alison01/02/2010 at 23:53

    Apparently Abu Dhabi was the third-most-watched sporting event of 2009, beaten only by the Champions League final and the Superbowl. Which would be good news had Abu Dhabi been a race that showcased what is good about F1 racing, as opposed to just F1 hubris...

    Maybe everyone was just going "ooooooh pretty lights"

  • Steven Roy01/02/2010 at 23:56

    Apparently Abu Dhabi was the third-most-watched sporting event of 2009, beaten only by the Champions League final and the Superbowl. Which would be good news had Abu Dhabi been a race that showcased what is good about F1 racing, as opposed to just F1 hubris...

    Maybe everyone was just going "ooooooh pretty lights"

    Seems odd that they got the biggest viewing figures when there was nothing at stake

  • Alison01/02/2010 at 23:59

    Seems odd that they got the biggest viewing figures when there was nothing at stake

    Oooooh pretty lights!!!

  • me01/02/2010 at 23:59

    Seems odd that they got the biggest viewing figures when there was nothing at stake

    it's sampled data. how can they ever hope to claim accurate stats?

  • Jon Waldock02/02/2010 at 00:01

    #jonsmotorsportfacts

    The BTCC is shown on Speed TV

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 00:06

    Oooooh pretty lights!!!

    Did Nick ever show you guys photos?

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 00:08

    Did Nick ever show you guys photos?

    Only the two or three on dropio

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 00:10

    Only the two or three on dropio

    Hmmm I shall try and remind him. I don't really have very many. It was very lovely though!

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 00:13

    Hmmm I shall try and remind him. I don't really have very many. It was very lovely though!

    It was very weird and I commented at the time. You two mentioned you were going to the hotel and an hour later my mother passed on an e-mail of some photos of the inside of it. I mentioned the spooky timing to her and she said exactly the same thing had happened to the person she got the e-mail from. Most odd

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 00:18

    It was very weird and I commented at the time. You two mentioned you were going to the hotel and an hour later my mother passed on an e-mail of some photos of the inside of it. I mentioned the spooky timing to her and she said exactly the same thing had happened to the person she got the e-mail from. Most odd

    Crazy talk!

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 00:24

    The BTCC is shown on Speed TV

    in winter

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 00:28

    Hmmm I found a picture of me falling in a fountain! Alas it got stuck when I tried to upload it.... I think we've all been spared :P

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 06:24

    I love that the new version of proprompter allows you to use two iphones/ipodtouches or a mix with one controlling the pace of the other.

    neat!

    morning everyone :)

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 06:25

    morning everyone :)

    of course meaning that the ipod touch will probably be able to control the iPad :)

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 06:32

    mmmm nice... http://jilion.com/sublime/video