It's October, a brand new month, and things are showing no signs of slowing down in Formula 1. In fact, it's all gearing up, as the championship could be over this weekend. There's plenty to be talked about, so here are some snippets:

  • Ferrari finally did the decent thing and put us all out of our misery. Alonso has been confirmed for three years at the team starting next year, with Raikkonen's contract coming to an early end. The driver market should really start hotting up now. There's a breakout thread available if you have thoughts on this topic.
  • There are new blogs aplenty, as RG sets up his third corner of the web, this time dedicated to one particular driver. No prizes for guessing who. Also Bootneck has been blogging his way through last month, with plenty of thoughts on the racing action.
  • In the podcast world, there's a new Digest Preview available for everyone looking to build up to Japan. We also released a Joe show in the early hours of yesterday morning - that may or may not have got lost amongst the Sidepodradio stuff. It's a good one, so make sure you check it out if you haven't already.

That'll do it for now. Let us know how your week is going, and how you're going to cope with the different timings for Japan. I'll see you in the comments.

1349 responses

  • Jon Waldock30/09/2009 at 23:02

    This whole productive thing isn't going well for me...

    However...15 days till my birthday!!!

  • Amy30/09/2009 at 23:03

    ooh 1 minute late to my appointment. Thought it would be worse than that!

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:04

    ooh 1 minute late to my appointment. Thought it would be worse than that!

    Dont worry! I didnt forget to let you know, nothing happened!

  • Amy30/09/2009 at 23:05

    good! Ill take it from here for the next 15 hours or so.

  • Journeyer30/09/2009 at 23:06

    Morning, everyone. Just quickly dropping by. ;)

    Has this been brought up?

    Hockenheim holds on to German GP

  • Journeyer30/09/2009 at 23:06

    good! Ill take it from here for the next 15 hours or so.

    :P

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:08

    good! Ill take it from here for the next 15 hours or so.

    I didnt think this through, im gonna miss the news if i go to sleep!

  • Journeyer30/09/2009 at 23:09

    I didnt think this through, im gonna miss the news if i go to sleep!

    What news is there to miss?

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:09

    Hockenheim holds on to German GP

    Yup, although its a bit odd... we all knew there was trouble, but i didnt really expect it not to happen

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:10

    What news is there to miss?

    The return of Mr Raikkonen!

  • Scott Woodwiss30/09/2009 at 23:10

    The return of Mr Raikkonen!

    What about it?

  • Journeyer30/09/2009 at 23:11

    Yup, although its a bit odd... we all knew there was trouble, but i didnt really expect it not to happen

    I think it was getting marginal - Hockenheim isn't an unmissable track after all. I think the only reason they stayed on was that the Nurburgring didn't want to fully take over.

  • Journeyer30/09/2009 at 23:12

    The return of Mr Raikkonen!

    Will that be today? I was thinking they'd wait until tomorrow.

  • Scott Woodwiss30/09/2009 at 23:12

    Will that be today? I was thinking they'd wait until tomorrow.

    Ah, McLaren. Right, gotcha.

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:14

    What about it?

    Well MClaren are sort of my team, i dont really make a big deal of it, but they are.

    They are in fact my local team. They are the closest professional sports team to where i live. So Its a bit like having your local football team... you have to support them!

    And Kimi returning is EPIC news!

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:14

    Will that be today? I was thinking they'd wait until tomorrow.

    The sooner the better, but i will probably miss it, i always miss stuff like this...

  • Scott Woodwiss30/09/2009 at 23:15

    Will that be today? I was thinking they'd wait until tomorrow.

    Do you think they'll really announce something that quickly?

  • Jon Waldock30/09/2009 at 23:15

    Will that be today? I was thinking they'd wait until tomorrow.

    Do you think they'll really announce something that quickly?

    The longer you wait the more rumour storys appear and the more press you get, then you announce it and get even more press!

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:16

    Do you think they'll really announce something that quickly?

    They might as well, Ferrari wanted to wait untill the end of the season, but they got fed up of being asked the same question over and over so they gave up!

  • Steven Roy30/09/2009 at 23:17

    Do you think they'll really announce something that quickly?

    No reason not to announce it now. Everyone knows what is happening and Kimi would not have taken the Ferrari deal until the McLaren contract was signed, sealed and delivered.

  • Amy30/09/2009 at 23:17

    hmm when i go to my doctor in the afternoon she is running an hour late. Today i was the third appointment and she is already 20 minutes late.

  • Scott Woodwiss30/09/2009 at 23:18

    So, with Alonso's 2010 future finally in place, we can start to watch the pieces of next season's driver line-up puzzle fall into place. After McLaren, which seems to be the next team to announce, who do we think will be next?

  • Journeyer30/09/2009 at 23:20

    So, with Alonso's 2010 future finally in place, we can start to watch the pieces of next season's driver line-up puzzle fall into place. After McLaren, which seems to be the next team to announce, who do we think will be next?

    Renault will go next I suspect, followed by a new team. Williams and Brawn will not announce until the season ends in November or until the championship is decided.

  • Steven Roy30/09/2009 at 23:21

    hmm when i go to my doctor in the afternoon she is running an hour late. Today i was the third appointment and she is already 20 minutes late.

    It must be tough to go to work every day knowing that you are going to be faced with a string of people complaining about what is wrong with them

  • Steven Roy30/09/2009 at 23:22

    Renault will go next I suspect, followed by a new team. Williams and Brawn will not announce until the season ends in November or until the championship is decided.

    Renault can't do anything till they get a new team principal sorted. That could be the next block in the market.

  • Bassano Clapper30/09/2009 at 23:22

    Nick & Jon:

    Chaps, unfortunately, I cannot get tomorrow evening off from work so will have to bail on the F1 talk. Next time...

    Big apologies, please give us a good run down if it's a good'un

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:23

    Big apologies, please give us a good run down if it's a good'un

    Nuh-uh If you dont go we are going to keep it all a big secret! ;)

  • Jon Waldock30/09/2009 at 23:23

    Big apologies, please give us a good run down if it's a good'un

    We're going to meet up before now anyway as i need to be back earlier. Shame, but theres always a next time!

  • Amy30/09/2009 at 23:24

    there is nothing wrong with me, i must be the best patient ever. Once i get this jab in my arm i shall never need to return as it is the last of 3.

  • Steven Roy30/09/2009 at 23:24

    there is nothing wrong with me, i must be the best patient ever. Once i get this jab in my arm i shall never need to return as it is the last of 3.

    KFC do injections?

  • Jon Waldock30/09/2009 at 23:24

    there is nothing wrong with me, i must be the best patient ever. Once i get this jab in my arm i shall never need to return as it is the last of 3.

    You don't need to get a Jab to come to Europe do you? we're nice and clean over here :)

  • Bassano Clapper30/09/2009 at 23:24

    there is nothing wrong with me, i must be the best patient ever. Once i get this jab in my arm i shall never need to return as it is the last of 3.

    You're getting jabs for Spa?

    The Belgians are a little weird but they're not that bad!

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:25

    We're going to meet up before now anyway as i need to be back earlier. Shame, but theres always a next time!

    If you want to meet up earlier than that and go for a beer, i dont have anything on tomorrow afternoon...

  • Bassano Clapper30/09/2009 at 23:25

    KFC do injections?

    It's a secret blend of herbs and spices :)

  • Journeyer30/09/2009 at 23:26

    Renault can't do anything till they get a new team principal sorted. That could be the next block in the market.

    Hmmm. Good point there. Williiams and Brawn are independent of Kubica's movement, though, so they'll announce by November whatever happens.

  • Journeyer30/09/2009 at 23:27

    there is nothing wrong with me, i must be the best patient ever. Once i get this jab in my arm i shall never need to return as it is the last of 3.

    think of it as a long-term investment. those jabs you're taking only became widespread in the last couple of years...

  • Jon Waldock30/09/2009 at 23:28

    If you want to meet up earlier than that and go for a beer, i dont have anything on tomorrow afternoon...

    Yeah, that sounds good. I have nothing on, so name your place/time?

  • Amy30/09/2009 at 23:28

    how is that ticket buying going ;)

  • Alison30/09/2009 at 23:28

    I'm quite annoyed that I'm marginally too old to be safe forever from cervical cancer....

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:29

    Renault have a management team in place behind the principle, if think they are worried they migh loose kubica i can see them going ahead and doing the deal wthout somone in place

  • Journeyer30/09/2009 at 23:30

    I'm quite annoyed that I'm marginally too old to be safe forever from cervical cancer....

    Likelihood is still very low though, right?

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:30

    how is that ticket buying going ;)

    I am now 85% sure i will be in the UAE when the race is on... do i buy tickets?

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:30

    Yeah, that sounds good. I have nothing on, so name your place/time?

    Time depends on how much you want to drink ;)

    Which station are you coming into (assuming your coming by train)

  • Alison30/09/2009 at 23:32

    Likelihood is still very low though, right?

    Fairly.... As a woman my age though, statistically speaking, there's a very high chance I carry the virus that causes it.

  • Andy Taylor30/09/2009 at 23:33

    Time depends on how much you want to drink ;)

    Hehe. Please let me know where/when as well as I will be in London early too.

    You can message me your mobile number to my email andy at aj taylor dot com.

  • Honky Tonk30/09/2009 at 23:33

    Hay Amy do you know where McLaren stay in Melbourne?

  • Bassano Clapper30/09/2009 at 23:33

    how is that ticket buying going ;)

    I've had a tough week so far so haven't dedicated the brain space to it but I will get there, I promise

  • Amy30/09/2009 at 23:33

    i enjoyed reading in the news the other day about the english girl who died after getting the same one i am getting today.

  • Jon Waldock30/09/2009 at 23:34

    Which station are you coming into (assuming your coming by train)

    was going to come into Westminster or St James Park, hadn't thought about it more than that. I come into london on Marylebone.

    Time depends on how much you want to drink ;)

    I'll just have one, but am happy to film you drink for other peoples sidepodpleasure ;)

  • Alison30/09/2009 at 23:34

    i enjoyed reading in the news the other day about the english girl who died after getting the same one i am getting today.

    I haven't read about this. Sounds bad.

  • Steven Roy30/09/2009 at 23:34

    I'm quite annoyed that I'm marginally too old to be safe forever from cervical cancer....

    Can you not get the injections?

  • Steven Roy30/09/2009 at 23:35

    Hay Amy do you know where McLaren stay in Melbourne?

    I bet yes complete with room numbers

  • Alison30/09/2009 at 23:36

    Can you not get the injections?

    There's not really any point.... Obviously Australia don't use the same programme as we do but once you're sexually active, you pretty much get infected.

  • Bassano Clapper30/09/2009 at 23:36

    i enjoyed reading in the news the other day about the english girl who died after getting the same one i am getting today.

    Oh yeah, that one!

    But the chances of stuff happening by not having the jab far outweigh the risks. She was very, very unlucky

  • Honky Tonk30/09/2009 at 23:37

    I can imagine

    Not wanting the room numbers.

  • Steven Roy30/09/2009 at 23:37

    I haven't read about this. Sounds bad.

    She was 14 and had some kind of reaction to it and died that day I think.

  • Journeyer30/09/2009 at 23:37

    I bet yes complete with room numbers

    :D

  • Honky Tonk30/09/2009 at 23:37

    Are we talking swine flu here?

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:38

    i enjoyed reading in the news the other day about the english girl who died after getting the same one i am getting today.

    Dont worry it sounds like it wasnt related...

    As if getting injections wasnt enough fun already!

  • Journeyer30/09/2009 at 23:38

    Are we talking swine flu here?

    Nope, cervical cancer.

  • Alison30/09/2009 at 23:38

    She was 14 and had some kind of reaction to it and died that day I think.

    Yeah I found a very brief article about it. BBC search is awful though. There's no option to sort results by date.... I had to trawl through loads about some woman who had an epidural in the wrong place and died back in 2001....

  • Alison30/09/2009 at 23:40

    Dont worry it sounds like it wasnt related...

    They don't know what it was. Does sound very odd that a 14 year old drops down dead just after she has an injection though....

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:40

    Hehe. Please let me know where/when as well as I will be in London early too.

    You can message me your mobile number to my email andy at aj taylor dot com.

    have done

  • Andy Taylor30/09/2009 at 23:40

    I bet yes complete with room numbers

    I now have a vision of Amy hiding under the tablecloth on a room service trolley.

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:42

    was going to come into Westminster or St James Park, hadn't thought about it more than that. I come into london on Marylebone.

    Ok cool, I know a pub next to trafalgar square, but not to much in westminster.

    I'll just have one, but am happy to film you drink for other peoples sidepodpleasure ;)

    One! Ha! shall we meet an hour earlier then? 4:45?

  • Bassano Clapper30/09/2009 at 23:42

    Yeah I found a very brief article about it. BBC search is awful though. There's no option to sort results by date.... I had to trawl through loads about some woman who had an epidural in the wrong place and died back in 2001....

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8279855.stm

    BBC News/Health

  • Steven Roy30/09/2009 at 23:42

    Yeah I found a very brief article about it. BBC search is awful though. There's no option to sort results by date.... I had to trawl through loads about some woman who had an epidural in the wrong place and died back in 2001....

    news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8279656.stm

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:42

    They don't know what it was. Does sound very odd that a 14 year old drops down dead just after she has an injection though....

    I dont think thats helping!

  • Jon Waldock30/09/2009 at 23:43

    One! Ha! shall we meet an hour earlier then? 4:45?

    sounds good to me! i've DM'd you my number.

    let me know where we're meeting tomorrow!

    and with that, i shall depart.

    night all

  • Bassano Clapper30/09/2009 at 23:44

    G'night Jon

    Enjoy the lecture, don't let Nick lead you astray ;)

  • Alison30/09/2009 at 23:44

    I dont think thats helping!

    Why not? It's true. The trust involved have withdrawn the injection until they get postmortem results. It is very suspicious.

  • Jon Waldock30/09/2009 at 23:45

    Enjoy the lecture, don't let Nick lead you astray ;)

    hmmm ;)

  • Steven Roy30/09/2009 at 23:45

    Why not? It's true. The trust involved have withdrawn the injection until they get postmortem results. It is very suspicious.

    The story seems to hint at it being a batch problem.

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:46

    let me know where we're meeting tomorrow!

    Ok the only pubi know in that direction is the chandos. Its between Leicester square and trafalgar square on charring cross road.

    if you come down the picadilly to charring cross, head though traflgar square on charring cross road (right side of the national gallery) its just on the right by some traffic lights.

    If you get lost i have DMd you my number

  • Alison30/09/2009 at 23:46

    The story seems to hint at it being a batch problem.

    That's probably worse....

  • Bassano Clapper30/09/2009 at 23:46

    Why not? It's true. The trust involved have withdrawn the injection until they get postmortem results. It is very suspicious.

    Latest reports are saying there were 'a serious underlying medical conditions' involved with the girl and that the jab was most unlikely to have been the cause

  • Amy30/09/2009 at 23:47

    the important people like drivers and team management stay at crown towers, not sure about the mechanics and things.

  • Honky Tonk30/09/2009 at 23:48

    Thanks Amy.

    That is what I had thought.

  • Amy30/09/2009 at 23:49

    ps im still alive.

  • Bassano Clapper30/09/2009 at 23:49

    ps im still alive.

    That's good, I had know idea how to get hold of Heikki or Kimi for the flowers

  • Bassano Clapper30/09/2009 at 23:50

    the important people like drivers and team management stay at crown towers, not sure about the mechanics and things.

    But that's where the party will be :)

  • Jon Waldock30/09/2009 at 23:50

    If you get lost i have DMd you my number

    you sure you've sent it to me?

  • Alison30/09/2009 at 23:51

    Latest reports are saying there were 'a serious underlying medical conditions' involved with the girl and that the jab was most unlikely to have been the cause

    Where? I don't see this. I see a press release from a panicking drug firm saying they can't rule out it was an underlying health problem or a coincidence. It doesn't look like she's an ill girl.

  • Alison30/09/2009 at 23:51

    ps im still alive.

    Hehehehe

  • Bassano Clapper30/09/2009 at 23:52

    Where? I don't see this. I see a press release from a panicking drug firm saying they can't rule out it was an underlying health problem or a coincidence. It doesn't look like she's an ill girl.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8281673.stm

  • Bassano Clapper30/09/2009 at 23:53

    Where? I don't see this. I see a press release from a panicking drug firm saying they can't rule out it was an underlying health problem or a coincidence. It doesn't look like she's an ill girl.

    http://news.bb...hi/health/8281673.stm

    Dr Caron Grainger, joint director of public health for NHS Coventry and Coventry City Council, said the results of a preliminary post-mortem examination had "revealed a serious underlying medical condition which was likely to have caused death".

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:55

    Why not? It's true. The trust involved have withdrawn the injection until they get postmortem results. It is very suspicious.

    Not helping amy i meant!

  • Nick30/09/2009 at 23:55

    you sure you've sent it to me?

    no i havent 1 sec! :P

  • Alison30/09/2009 at 23:55

    Dr Caron Grainger, joint director of public health for NHS Coventry and Coventry City Council, said the results of a preliminary post-mortem examination had "revealed a serious underlying medical condition which was likely to have caused death".

    Hmmmm I wish they'd tell you what it was....

    Sounds very convenient.

  • Jon Waldock30/09/2009 at 23:56

    no i havent 1 sec! :P

    ahaha

  • Jon Waldock30/09/2009 at 23:56

    no i havent 1 sec! :P

    ahaha

    smmooootthhh ta.

  • Bassano Clapper30/09/2009 at 23:58

    Why not? It's true. The trust involved have withdrawn the injection until they get postmortem results. It is very suspicious.

    I'm sure that would be normal procedure and a wise precaution. Nothing more can be said until the PM results are released and the family informed

    Standard stuff

  • Steven Roy30/09/2009 at 23:59

    Not helping amy i meant!

    It's like any medical treatment there is a level of risk.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 00:00

    There's no way Glaxo would let their drug go into retirement whether it killed the girl or not though. That's 10-15 years of development in there. It's worth millions.

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 00:00

    It's like any medical treatment there is a level of risk.

    I had to sign all manner of waivers when I did a wisdom tooth painkiller study. If only Beagles could give better feedback :)

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 00:02

    Steven did you see that GT flash game i posted earlier?

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 00:04

    There's no way Glaxo would let their drug go into retirement whether it killed the girl or not though. That's 10-15 years of development in there. It's worth millions.

    Drug companies very rarely put their hands up and admit fault.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 00:05

    Steven did you see that GT flash game i posted earlier?

    I had a quick look at it but I don't like overhead driving games and I really cannot get my head round someone putting up a question about recognising engine noises. I am sure the actual game is good but the flash thing bored me almost instantly.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 00:07

    I had a quick look at it but I don't like overhead driving games and I really cannot get my head round someone putting up a question about recognising engine noises. I am sure the actual game is good but the flash thing bored me almost instantly.

    I have no idea how to do the corner angle thing perfectly, i can do pretty much everything else in it...

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 00:08

    Drug companies very rarely put their hands up and admit fault.

    No it's a shame though. I shalln't bore you. I did a project about some anti-malarials a couple of years ago. It shocked me how much of a trend can develop between certain drugs and their effects without further study being authorised or funded. There's no incentive. Most research is funded by drug companies. Why would they pay to fund research into their own drugs causing problems.... It's such a cynical environment to work in.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 00:30

    It's gone very quiet for some reason

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 00:31

    It's gone very quiet for some reason

    Everyone's died from experimental drug treatments....

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 00:32

    Sorry, wrong thread, I'm getting bad at this

    If Martin Whitmarsh is to be believed, McLaren haven't decided on their 2nd seat for 2010. I think this in out of respect to Heikki until he wraps up his negotiations with his new employers

    Thoughts?

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 00:34

    Everyone's died from experimental drug treatments....

    Just from talking about them?

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 00:34

    Also, Fernando talks about a 2011 deal that was brought forward. Were Ferrari not happy with Kimi?

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 00:34

    If Martin Whitmarsh is to be believed, McLaren haven't decided on their 2nd seat for 2010. I think this in out of respect to Heikki until he wraps up his negotiations with his new employers

    Thoughts?

    He is just waiting for the official announcement. Heikki must know the situation. Presumably we have passed the option date on his contract. Amy?

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 00:35

    He is just waiting for the official announcement. Heikki must know the situation. Presumably we have passed the option date on his contract. Amy?

    His body language at Singappore indicated that he has been already shown the door

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 00:36

    There's no harm for them to wait until Heikki has sorted something else out though. It only seems decent of them. I don't see why they wouldn't

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 00:36

    He is just waiting for the official announcement. Heikki must know the situation. Presumably we have passed the option date on his contract. Amy?

    Another example of McLaren/Whitmarsh controlling the story? Seems to me, anyway

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 00:38

    their option on heikki ended a few months ago. I think their silence may be for his benefit too. There is no way he is staying.

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 00:38

    There's no harm for them to wait until Heikki has sorted something else out though. It only seems decent of them. I don't see why they wouldn't

    I think so

    McLaren try to be the good guys but cack it up on a huge scale sometimes, seemingly, in my experience, Engineeers rarely make the best management decisions but generally mean well

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 00:38

    There's no harm for them to wait until Heikki has sorted something else out though. It only seems decent of them. I don't see why they wouldn't

    F1 rarely works like that. I am sure his management have been talking to other teams for a while and may even have done a deal.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 00:39

    their option on heikki ended a few months ago. I think their silence may be for his benefit too. There is no way he is staying.

    I love that we have stalkers on this site with this kind of information

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 00:40

    There's no harm for them to wait until Heikki has sorted something else out though. It only seems decent of them. I don't see why they wouldn't

    They cant wait forever though, and not announcing something everyone knows looks silly, not just to them but to kimi as well.

    I think thats a big part of the reason Ferrari announced when they did, they couldn't do anything without being asked about it, easier to just get it out the way and move on...

    I expect we could see it late tomorrow afternoon, no point doing it before todays papers go out as it would get lost in alonso to ferrari stories

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 00:40

    F1 rarely works like that. I am sure his management have been talking to other teams for a while and may even have done a deal.

    Yes. But if they've got Kimi signed, it doesn't matter when they announce it. They could wait until Heikki is signed elsewhere, it gives him the benefit of a slightly improved negotiating position. It also seems like respect for the years he spent at the team. What do they lose out of it?

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 00:41

    in my high school yearbook my "probable career" was professional stalker.

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 00:41

    Perhaps it looks just as silly as Brawn?

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 00:42

    Yes. But if they've got Kimi signed, it doesn't matter when they announce it. They could wait until Heikki is signed elsewhere, it gives him the benefit of a slightly improved negotiating position. It also seems like respect for the years he spent at the team. What do they lose out of it?

    I dont think it will really improve his position, McLaren have made it pretty obvious he isnt staying

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 00:42

    Yes. But if they've got Kimi signed, it doesn't matter when they announce it. They could wait until Heikki is signed elsewhere, it gives him the benefit of a slightly improved negotiating position. It also seems like respect for the years he spent at the team. What do they lose out of it?

    They won't want Kimi to be pestered all through this weekend so logically they will announce it at the Thursday press conference just to get it out in the open.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 00:43

    Perhaps it looks just as silly as Brawn?

    Brawn have a genuine reason not to say anything though as their drivers are in a championship fight

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 00:43

    in my high school yearbook my "probable career" was professional stalker.

    You are almost there. You just need to find a way to make money from it.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 00:43

    I think they're just being polite. Martin's a nice guy.

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 00:43

    Kimi, pestered? Only if you wake him up too late, or invite him to a party too late.

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 00:47

    Perhaps it looks just as silly as Brawn?

    Brawn have a genuine reason not to say anything though as their drivers are in a championship fight

    I totally agree, it would be bad form to announce that Rubens wasn't to be signed and then he wins the championship

    If he does, the (alleged) Williams deal may not even go ahead

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 00:51

    If he does, the (alleged) Williams deal may not even go ahead

    It would make Brawn and Mercedes look pretty stupid to have the number one on a Williams next season.

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 00:53

    Didn't something similar happen between Renault and McLaren a few years back?

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 00:57

    It would make Brawn and Mercedes look pretty stupid to have the number one on a Williams next season.

    Exactly, cos that's Frank Williams' trick

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 00:57

    Didn't something similar happen between Renault and McLaren a few years back?

    It's happened quite a few times in the past.

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 00:58

    Didn't something similar happen between Renault and McLaren a few years back?

    Alonso announced his McLaren deal about a year before joining them whilst still at Renault, then went on to win another championship with the Regie

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 00:59

    Alonso announced his McLaren deal about a year before joining them whilst still at Renault, then went on to win another championship with the Regie

    When he went back to Renault though. That was announced so so late.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 00:59

    Alonso announced his McLaren deal about a year before joining them whilst still at Renault, then went on to win another championship with the Regie

    Schumacher took the number one to Ferrari as well

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 01:00

    Schumacher took the number one to Ferrari as well

    Mansell took it and left the sport!

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 01:02

    Mansell took it and left the sport!

    Wouldn't he have taken the "Red 5"? ;-)

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:02

    Schumacher took the number one to Ferrari as well

    Mansell took it and left the sport!

    Williams were making a habit out of losing Champions in the 90's

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 01:02

    Wouldn't he have taken the "Red 5"? ;-)

    You don't get the choice in F1. You have to have number one if you win the championship

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 01:02

    Wouldn't he have taken the "Red 5"? ;-)

    He did take that, although the following season we had car 0 which was pretty cool

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 01:04

    Williams were making a habit out of losing Champions in the 90's

    I think that shows the the Frank Willliams attitude that the car is the winner and the driver is just a part of the car. Once Frank finds a "winning car" he is willing to sacrifice even reasonable offers from drivers.

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 01:06

    You don't get the choice in F1. You have to have number one if you win the championship

    Not today, but back in the day you did have the choice. in the mid 90s teams were not even required to change car / driver numbers from year to year. How long did Ferrari run the 12 / 27 combo?

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:08

    On a sidenote, Steven, I take it you have heard that Steven Hawking is stepping down as head of Maths at Cambridge?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/8283617.stm

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:09

    I think that shows the the Frank Willliams attitude that the car is the winner and the driver is just a part of the car. Once Frank finds a "winning car" he is willing to sacrifice even reasonable offers from drivers.

    Or that he refuses to pay up for a champion's wages

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 01:10

    I think that shows the the Frank Willliams attitude that the car is the winner and the driver is just a part of the car. Once Frank finds a "winning car" he is willing to sacrifice even reasonable offers from drivers.

    I think it was just that he thought he could get a better driver. He didn't dump Mansell. Mansell quit because he didn't want to be Prost's team mate after their time at Ferrari. Prost also had the option to stay but didn't want to be Senna's team mate again. Frentzen was signed to replace Hill at a time when Hill lopked like he was not capable of being a world champion.

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 01:11

    Or that he refuses to pay up for a champion's wages

    Would / Could / Should he have paid for the 1999 - 2006 Schumacher? (we know which one.....) and given up the, admittedly hindsight 20-20, results?

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 01:16

    Not today, but back in the day you did have the choice. in the mid 90s teams were not even required to change car / driver numbers from year to year. How long did Ferrari run the 12 / 27 combo?

    The world champions always had to have number 1. The only numbers that changed were the driver who won the title and his team mate swapped their numbers with 1 and 2. Ferrari only had 11 and 12 for a short time. Lauda won the 75 championship and at the end of his year as champion he got number 11 for 1977. He won tha title but took the number one to Brabham. Scheckter won the 79 title and got number 1for 1980. He quit at the end of that season so Villeneuve got the number 27 that Jones won that years title with. After that with the exception of 1982 Ferrari rarely looked like winning a title again so they kept those numbers for a lot of years.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 01:17

    On a sidenote, Steven, I take it you have heard that Steven Hawking is stepping down as head of Maths at Cambridge?

    Didn't know he was head of Maths at Cambridge

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:19

    Didn't know he was head of Maths at Cambridge

    Really?

    He's a complete hero, I thought you's be a bit of a fan

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 01:20

    Didn't know he was head of Maths at Cambridge

    If i thought he was head of anything there i would have said astro physics?

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:21

    If i thought he was head of anything there i would have said astro physics?

    Maths is the biggest department of the 'sciences'

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 01:21

    He's a complete hero, I thought you's be a bit of a fan

    He is amazing and I knew he was at Cambridge but I had no idea what his job was. I still don't understand how he can have motor neuron disease for 40 years though. That is unbelievable.

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:22

    He is amazing and I knew he was at Cambridge but I had no idea what his job was. I still don't understand how he can have motor neuron disease for 40 years though. That is unbelievable.

    He was predicted to be dead by 30 or something after being diagnosed with M.N.D. in his early 20's

    He was meant to stick around

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 01:24

    He was predicted to be dead by 30 or something after being diagnosed with M.N.D. in his early 20's

    Most people don't last 5 years. My dad had it and he only lasted about two.

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:25

    Most people don't last 5 years. My dad had it and he only lasted about two.

    I guess Hawking's mind portrays that he is quite a unique individual

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 01:27

    Most people don't last 5 years. My dad had it and he only lasted about two.

    :( I'm really sorry to hear about that Steven.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 01:30

    :( I'm really sorry to hear about that Steven.

    It was a long time ago but it is an awful disease

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:31

    It's really difficult losing a parent, I've been there too

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:33

    What do we all have planned for the weekend after the early sessions are over?

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 01:34

    What do we all have planned for the weekend after the early sessions are over?

    Mmmmm bed.....

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:34

    Mmmmm bed.....

    So, you're doing an Amy and staying up?

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 01:35

    So, you're doing an Amy and staying up?

    Err not intentially. I doubt I'll get up to watch it though....

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 01:35

    What do we all have planned for the weekend after the early sessions are over?

    MotoGP for me. :)

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:36

    MotoGP for me. :)

    Of course, Stoner's back I hear

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 01:36

    MotoGP for me. :)

    Is that back already? WooHoo!!!! any news on Stoner?

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:38

    Is that back already? WooHoo!!!! any news on Stoner?

    He's back for Estoril

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 01:39

    He's back for Estoril

    Yeah, but any news if his rest was enough or if there is some deeper issues at play?

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 01:40

    He’s back for Estoril

    Indeed. F1 Forum should end at around 9 AM BST. 125cc race starts at 10 AM BST.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 01:41

    Yeah, but any news if his rest was enough or if there is some deeper issues at play?

    We won't really find out until Sunday. His 1-lap pace was always fine, it's his race pace that was problematic.

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:41

    Yeah, but any news if his rest was enough or if there is some deeper issues at play?

    All a bit inconclusive I think, possbily viral. Hopefully, he's over it

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:43

    Indeed. F1 Forum should end at around 9 AM BST. 125cc race starts at 10 AM BST.

    And our hosts moving home shortly after an early afternoon Debrief show :)

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 01:44

    i am looking forward to this weekend because the debrief will be at a watchable hour but i dont like daytime races, there is something so "normal" about watching at 10pm.

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:45

    i am looking forward to this weekend because the debrief will be at a watchable hour but i dont like daytime races, there is something so "normal" about watching at 10pm.

    When I was in Sydney, it was nice sitting down at night with a few beers to watch the race in a quiet household

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 01:46

    i am looking forward to this weekend because the debrief will be at a watchable hour but i dont like daytime races, there is something so "normal" about watching at 10pm.

    West coast of the Americas? I get to watch is 3 hours 'later' at 1am . Usually we get the races at 8am which is more than fine, since at 10:30-11:00am everything is wrapped up.

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:47

    West coast of the Americas? I get to watch is 3 hours 'later' at 1am . Usually we get the races at 8am which is more than fine, since at 10:30-11:00am everything is wrapped up.

    Amy's in Australia

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 01:47

    West coast of the Americas? I get to watch is 3 hours 'later' at 1am . Usually we get the races at 8am which is more than fine, since at 10:30-11:00am everything is wrapped up.

    Don't you miss a lot of stuff because you're working?

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 01:49

    i am looking forward to this weekend because the debrief will be at a watchable hour but i dont like daytime races, there is something so “normal” about watching at 10pm.

    the debrief's early? where does it say that? can't find it in the japan schedule post...

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:49

    Don't you miss a lot of stuff because you're working?

    I think he means Saturday night/Sunday morning

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 01:49

    exactly its always nice and quiet and its how i relax on a sunday night before bed. Instead this week it will be 4pm and the world around me will be noisy

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:49

    the debrief's early? where does it say that? can't find it in the japan schedule post...

    They mentioned it on Sunday, I think it was off-air

    They are moving house

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:51

    the debrief's early? where does it say that? can't find it in the japan schedule post...

    Sunday F1 Minute 4 PM

    F1 Debrief (Live) 12 PM

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 01:51

    They mentioned it on Sunday, I think it was off-air

    They are moving house

    Ah, makes sense then. What time is it? Wasn't able to watch the live Debrief yet. :(

    Oooh, moving to a bigger house? :D

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 01:52

    Don't you miss a lot of stuff because you're working?

    Not at all, at least for European time races. I miss the Friday first practice because on one shows it (I find it on torrents annyways, just to listen to the commentary. Yes, I will extract the audio to MP3 to listen on my ride home)

    I live-chat, live time, live-stream FP2 on Friday, starting at 8am my time. I work in IT, so there are no issues.

    Saturday I miss FP3 as it's too early. I get the quali at 8am-ish.

    Sunday the race starts at 8am.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 01:52

    Sunday F1 Minute 4 PM

    F1 Debrief (Live) 12 PM

    So Debrief comes before F1 Minute? That's what got me all confused. :(

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:52

    Oooh, moving to a bigger house? :D

    Apparently, not a bigger studio ;)

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 01:54

    I live-chat, live time, live-stream FP2 on Friday, starting at 8am my time. I work in IT, so there are no issues.

    Haha! :D

    Saturday I miss FP3 as it’s too early. I get the quali at 8am-ish.

    Sunday the race starts at 8am.

    This isn't live though, is it? Looks like it's on a delay, like most US TV shows are. 8 AM ET/PT?

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 01:54

    Apparently, not a bigger studio ;)

    So bigger house doesn't mean a bigger studio?

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 01:55

    So bigger house doesn't mean a bigger studio?

    Can't remember the details but think it's a sideways move?

    Maybe nearer to Franck ;)

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 01:56

    Oooh, moving to a bigger house? :D

    Or a bigger rock

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 02:01

    Or a bigger rock

    As was said on Sunday

    "we're gonna need a bigger rock!"

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 02:02

    This isn't live though, is it? Looks like it's on a delay, like most US TV shows are. 8 AM ET/PT?

    Yes it is live. Here are the options and what I actually wind up watching....

    8am (live): RDS, (local French Canadian). Actually starts at 7:30 with a 30 minute in-studio pre-race show.

    8am (live, option): TSN (local English Canadian, sister channel to RDS). starts at 7:52. Rebroadcast of the BBC feed.

    8am (national blackout): SpeedTV (US broadcaster blacked out for all live F1 broadcasts (FP1, quali, race)

    11am (tape delay): TSN west coast (+ 3 hours)

    2pm (replay) SpeedTV.

    I usually wind up watching the live at 8am, then the tape delay at 11 am and then the rebroadcast at 2pm. In between I try to get the BBC pre/post race shows and watch them after. If there is Superbike or Moto GP I get that too.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 02:06

    I usually wind up watching the live at 8am, then the tape delay at 11 am and then the rebroadcast at 2pm. In between I try to get the BBC pre/post race shows and watch them after. If there is Superbike or Moto GP I get that too.

    You live in Canada, I presume? Around Vancouver?

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 02:08

    BBC just announced another earthquake has hit Sumatra. 6.8 on the Richter scale.

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 02:08

    You live in Canada, I presume? Around Vancouver?

    Yes. No.

    Montréal. (they better get that bloody contract worked out or I am going to swim to London and sort out that albino midget!!!!)

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 02:09

    Montréal. (they better get that bloody contract worked out or I am going to swim to London and sort out that albino midget!!!!)

    So, you missed the SidepodDrinks in July!!

    Pity

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 02:11

    So, you missed the SidepodDrinks in July!!

    Drinks? Who said Drinks? What did I miss?

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 02:12

    Drinks? Who said Drinks? What did I miss?

    I was in Montreal for the weekend in early July, around the German GP I think

    I got our hosts to broadcast it on a show too

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 02:14

    The Chinese camoflage their tanks with weird colours. Turquoise and lilac???

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 02:15

    Drinks? Who said Drinks? What did I miss?

    You need to get yourself on the SidepodListener's map sir

    http://platial.com/map/Sidepodcast-s-Listeners/594335/

    or

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Listener+Map

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 02:15

    I got our hosts to broadcast it on a show too

    Either I missed it or I was not listening properly. Sometimes thos early morning commutes are not done at 100% lucidity.

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 02:16

    The Chinese camoflage their tanks with weird colours. Turquoise and lilac???

    Is this code? ;)

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 02:17

    Either I missed it or I was not listening properly. Sometimes thos early morning commutes are not done at 100% lucidity.

    Well, I was there and had a shout out organised beforehand, nevermind. A lovely city

    Was quite vocal in the comments at the time

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 02:18

    Is this code? ;)

    BBC2 is showing the ceremonies for the 60th anniversary of the coomunists taking control of China. They have the leader in a car driving past a whole load of military hardware. Most of it is in reasonably sensible colours but some of it is weird. They have missile launchers in 4 shades of blue that look like some hippy painted them.

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 02:18

    Was quite vocal in the comments at the time

    I can be quite ignorant in my listening! :-)

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 02:18

    The Chinese camoflage their tanks with weird colours. Turquoise and lilac???

    :D Mao would've found that odd...

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 02:18

    I can be quite ignorant in my listening! :-)

    That'll learn ya! :D

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 02:19

    :D Mau would've found that odd...

    Anyone who wasn't colour blind would. I guess anything other than green would have been odd to him

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 02:20

    They have missile launchers in 4 shades of blue that look like some hippy painted them.

    Halfords ran out of greens and browns?

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 02:22

    Halfords ran out of greens and browns?

    They have a nice arrangementof a batch of green and brown followed by all white and then some of the less obvious camoflage colours then more green and brown. I think they may have used an awful lot of green and brown paint.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 02:49

    Time for bed.

    Night all.

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 02:51

    Me too

    Night Steven and those that are still around

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 02:58

    night all. I see they are announcing the 2016 olympic host city on friday. I LOVE olympic announcements.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 03:11

    night all. I see they are announcing the 2016 olympic host city on friday. I LOVE olympic announcements.

    ALREADY? That's sooo early. Normally they do it 6 years before rather than 7.

  • Dan Brunell01/10/2009 at 03:15

    night all. I see they are announcing the 2016 olympic host city on friday. I LOVE olympic announcements.

    Oh the International Olympic Committee... the only organization that is more crooked than the FIA.

    I really hope Rio gets it.

    Oh, hello everyone.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 03:19

    london was announced in july 2005 which i only remember because of the bombings so its been more than 4 years so they are right on schedule it seems.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 03:23

    I really hope Rio gets it.

    It'll be close, but Obama in Copenhagen will tilt the balance for Chicago, I think. Brazil has too many events too soon (with the World Cup in 2014 also there), so the IOC might decide to space it out.

    london was announced in july 2005 which i only remember because of the bombings so its been more than 4 years so they are right on schedule it seems.

    Beijing was announced in 2000, though. I guess they've decided to adjust the time.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 03:30

    i was shocked to see madrid in the running because barcelona doesnt seem so long ago but it actually was!

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 03:33

    i was shocked to see madrid in the running because barcelona doesnt seem so long ago but it actually was!

    most people think they'll end up a distant 3rd behind chicago and rio because the 2012 olympics are in london already. the US has been a more recent host than spain, though - with atlanta 1996 after barcelona 1992.

  • Dan Brunell01/10/2009 at 03:33

    It'll be close, but Obama in Copenhagen will tilt the balance for Chicago, I think. Brazil has too many events too soon (with the World Cup in 2014 also there), so the IOC might decide to space it out.

    It just might be my bias against the city of Chicago. Actually, going back to Tokyo would be neat.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 03:35

    It just might be my bias against the city of Chicago. Actually, going back to Tokyo would be neat.

    Tokyo won't make it for the same reasons as Madrid, I think, with the Beijing Olympics having been so soon.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 03:42

    chicago would be good for me, going to am olympics is on my must do list and id like to go to one in am english speaking country. London is too soon so i wont make it there.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 03:43

    chicago would be good for me, going to am olympics is on my must do list and id like to go to one in am english speaking country. London is too soon so i wont make it there.

    too bad sydney came too early for you.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 03:45

    indeed, it would have been so easy but i was still at school!

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 03:46

    note to self: am comes before an in the predictive dictionary

  • Dan Brunell01/10/2009 at 03:54

    Actually this reminds me. Since we have the Vancouver Olympics next year, I need to see if I can get some figure skating tickets for my mom for her birthday. I might pick up some hockey tickets for myself.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 03:57

    the good thing about japan being daytime for me is if there are any announcements the uk might be asleep and i wont have to be woken by text messages. I laugh at @noblef1 announcing renault announcing there will be an announcement about when they will be announcing their drivers

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 04:13

    the good thing about japan being daytime for me is if there are any announcements the uk might be asleep and i wont have to be woken by text messages. I laugh at @noblef1 announcing renault announcing there will be an announcement about when they will be announcing their drivers

    That's just silly, isn't it? :D But it seems they will announce a driver lineup before a team principal recruitment.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 04:18

    next week for driver announcement. I want to know now! Seems all the f1 boffins say kubica

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 04:19

    From JRobertsF1:

    FujiTV are the host broadcasters for Suzuka this weekend and I'm told will show the race in HD in Japan only...

    BOO Fuji and FOM!

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 04:21

    next week for driver announcement. I want to know now! Seems all the f1 boffins say kubica

    They may be looking at getting Kovalainen if they're unsure with Grosjean.

    BOO Fuji and FOM!

    Oddly enough, this means that the first F1 race in HD won't be in Abu Dhabi - except that Japan will be the only one to see it live...

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 04:53

    Morning Everyone...

    Look Happy Kimi: http://cdn.images.autosport.com/editorial/1254327455.jpg

    Wish it was bigger.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 04:56

    ahhhh thats the photo that f1 racing photoshopped! Scarred for life!

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 04:58

    ahhhh thats the photo that f1 racing photoshopped! Scarred for life!

    What did they do with it?

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 05:00

    they put alonsos head on kimis body and roberts onto alonsos

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 05:03

    they put alonsos head on kimis body and roberts onto alonsos

    :D why wait for january when you can photoshop it now?

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 05:25

    Trying to get ready for tonight, and remember everything I need.

    For those that get upset when I wear trousers some of the pictures on the drop tonight may cause trouble ;)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 05:29

    Okay I think I'm ready... I have ticket, tie, jacket, battery backup for iPhone live commenting / uploading video... I think I'm ready :)

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 05:42

    Not good news - just a week after a typhoon brought the most rainfall and flooding in decades, a supertyphoon is forecasted to be hitting the country this weekend. :(

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 05:49

    Not good news - just a week after a typhoon brought the most rainfall and flooding in decades, a supertyphoon is forecasted to be hitting the country this weekend. :(

    That's no good.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 05:51

    That’s no good.

    There's a chance that the eye of the storm might miss us, but it's so huge that some of it will hit us anyway...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 05:55

    It'll be close, but Obama in Copenhagen will tilt the balance for Chicago, I think. Brazil has too many events too soon (with the World Cup in 2014 also there), so the IOC might decide to space it out.

    Guess what? Mr and Mrs Obama and Oprah are practically going to shut down the city!

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 05:58

    Guess what? Mr and Mrs Obama and Oprah are practically going to shut down the city!

    Most famous president of the world + most famous media personality of the world = no surprise.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 06:01

    Guess what? Mr and Mrs Obama and Oprah are practically going to shut down the city!

    Most famous president of the world + most famous media personality of the world = no surprise.

    Crown Princess Mary refused an interview with her though.

    And the news is unwatchable as the media fawns over the Obamas - should we be thankful they have blessed this little country with their presence?

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 06:02

    So tonight I'm going out to the RAC club this evening to have dinner with Stirling Moss and Murray Walker. You have to wear a suit and tie to go into the building.

    It's going to be seriously posh. Not as posh as the time I had dinner at the

    Houses of Parliament.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 06:04

    So tonight I'm going out to the RAC club this evening to have dinner with Stirling Moss and Murray Walker. You have to wear a suit and tie to go into the building.

    It's going to be seriously posh. Not as posh as the time I had dinner at the

    Houses of Parliament.

    Morning.

    Aren't you always wearing a collared shirt though? One step away from suit and tie, or am I too casual here? (Still wearing short sleeved shirts BTW...)

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 06:04

    And the news is unwatchable as the media fawns over the Obamas – should we be thankful they have blessed this little country with their presence?

    I don't think it's a bad thing - Obama, for better or worse, will probably be the symbol of this generation.

    Mind you, I think the IOC will fawn over them as well...

    So tonight I’m going out to the RAC club this evening to have dinner with Stirling Moss and Murray Walker. You have to wear a suit and tie to go into the building.

    It’s going to be seriously posh. Not as posh as the time I had dinner at the

    Houses of Parliament.

    *VERY jealous*

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 06:05

    Aren't you always wearing a collared shirt though? One step away from suit and tie, or am I too casual here? (Still wearing short sleeved shirts BTW...)

    I am, although I wouldn't get away with a blue short tonight.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 06:11

    Aren't you always wearing a collared shirt though? One step away from suit and tie, or am I too casual here? (Still wearing short sleeved shirts BTW...)

    I am, although I wouldn't get away with a blue short tonight.

    Or even a blue shirt ;)

    Did you see that at the Goodwood Revival the only way to get inside the Paddock was to dress in Pre-66 attire? Very cool!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 06:12

    It’s going to be seriously posh. Not as posh as the time I had dinner at the

    Houses of Parliament.

    That does sound posh - as part of my old job I visited the Houses of Parliament in NZ but never ate there!

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 06:15

    Did you see that at the Goodwood Revival the only way to get inside the Paddock was to dress in Pre-66 attire? Very cool!

    I didn't spot that! Cool!

    It sounds like the time I went to the Sherlock Homes society vs the PG Woodhouse society cricket match. They all dressed up in the garb.

  • Paul01/10/2009 at 06:20

    That does sound posh - as part of my old job I visited the Houses of Parliament in NZ but never ate there!

    I have had dinner at the Members Lounge, Parliament house Australia a couple of times. I don't even own the right clothes

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 06:25

    Can I just say, I don't like JV, but he talks a lot of sense in this article...

  • startledbunny01/10/2009 at 06:30

    Can I just say, I don't like JV, but he talks a lot of sense in this article...

    and likes to quote Rihanna song titles, I agree with the last part of the article regarding PK.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 06:37

    fernando says "i want to finish my career with ferrari" hmm i seem to remember a certain finn saying that a few years back and look how that turned out, mr alonso!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 06:39

    fernando says "i want to finish my career with ferrari" hmm i seem to remember a certain finn saying that a few years back and look how that turned out, mr alonso!

    I think if things don't work out, his career will be finished...

  • startledbunny01/10/2009 at 06:42

    I think if things don't work out, his career will be finished...

    wait until the end of next season. you know how it went last time he had a team-mate who was competitive.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 06:43

    Can I just say, I don't like JV, but he talks a lot of sense in this article...

    and likes to quote Rihanna song titles, I agree with the last part of the article regarding PK.

    What about the quote that there are no strong characters and that everyone's too friendly?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 06:44

    I think if things don't work out, his career will be finished...

    wait until the end of next season. you know how it went last time he had a team-mate who was competitive.

    Except this time the team will be behind him and not his teammate ;)

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 06:49

    dont know if i would agree with that, massa is a huge part of the ferrari fabric these days

  • startledbunny01/10/2009 at 06:53

    Except this time the team will be behind him and not his teammate ;)

    The way the team are with Massa, I think it will be hard for him to integrate.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 06:55

    Except this time the team will be behind him and not his teammate ;)

    The way the team are with Massa, I think it will be hard for him to integrate.

    Massa may well be a Ferrari boy, but considering the fact that the team have been trying to court Alonso for some time, I think they will be going out of their way to make him happy...

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 06:55

    dont know if i would agree with that, massa is a huge part of the ferrari fabric these days

    Agreed. I would say that Kimi and Lewis while strong competitors will be far less explosive than Alonso and Massa. We know they have had big arguments before (Alonso and Massa) and I think Alonso will find Ferrari have a lot of love for their little Brazilian.

    Especially now Dyer is in charge of engineering rather than being Alonso's engineer. Massa will have Rob and Alonso will have a newer less plugged in engineer...

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 06:58

    #MFC Lists on twitter coming soon... Here are all the F1 people you follow, here are all your friends, here are all the... etc

    http://blog.twitter.com/2009/09/soon-to-launch-lists.html

  • startledbunny01/10/2009 at 07:08

    What about the quote that there are no strong characters and that everyone's too friendly?

    I prefer to see drivers being friendly off track. There are Strong Characters though. Alonso, Massa, Hamilton, Webber, Barrichello.

    I was in agreement with his POV on PK. The other stuff is standard JV talk.

    Didn't he once call Button a weak team-mate in a TV interview?

    Whoever takes him on, needs to get a replacement driver for Monaco. I don't think he did well there at all.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 07:12

    #MFC Lists on twitter coming soon... Here are all the F1 people you follow, here are all your friends, here are all the... etc

    http://blog.tw...-to-launch-lists.html

    Is this the same functionality as Tweetdeck?

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 07:24

    Morning all

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 07:24

    Is this the same functionality as Tweetdeck?

    Basically yes... But you don't need an application obviously it will be built into the site.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 07:56

    Is this the same functionality as Tweetdeck?

    Basically yes... But you don't need an application obviously it will be built into the site.

    Sounds good - as long as it doesn't induce the Fail Whale...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 07:56

    Morning all

    Morning Jon :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 08:00
  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 08:04

    Morning All

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 08:10

    I prefer to see drivers being friendly off track. There are Strong Characters though. Alonso, Massa, Hamilton, Webber, Barrichello.

    I was in agreement with his POV on PK. The other stuff is standard JV talk.

    Didn't he once call Button a weak team-mate in a TV interview?

    Whoever takes him on, needs to get a replacement driver for Monaco. I don't think he did well there at all.

    But don't you all love the excitement that comes from watching a driver go up to another looking like they're going to knock their block off? Remember Senna? Them were the days! ...and they were less likely to say 'for sure' like all the drivers (including Lewis) have a habit of today. I'm sure somebody could put together a track of all the drivers saying For Sure from their interviews.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 08:11

    I prefer to see drivers being friendly off track. There are Strong Characters though. Alonso, Massa, Hamilton, Webber, Barrichello.

    I was in agreement with his POV on PK. The other stuff is standard JV talk.

    Didn't he once call Button a weak team-mate in a TV interview?

    Whoever takes him on, needs to get a replacement driver for Monaco. I don't think he did well there at all.

    But don't you all love the excitement that comes from watching a driver go up to another looking like they're going to knock their block off? Remember Senna? Them were the days! ...and they were less likely to say 'for sure' like all the drivers (including Lewis) have a habit of today. I'm sure somebody could put together a track of all the drivers saying For Sure from their interviews.

    Indeed. It's no secret that the Grands Prix normally chosen for the BBC Classics are the ones where big rivalries have been involved...

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 08:12

    But don't you all love the excitement that comes from watching a driver go up to another looking like they're going to knock their block off? Remember Senna? Them were the days! ...and they were less likely to say 'for sure' like all the drivers (including Lewis) have a habit of today. I'm sure somebody could put together a track of all the drivers saying For Sure from their interviews.

    Well the last time I remember was Alonso and Massa arguing in Italian. Luckily since Renault haven't been doing so well they haven't been in that close competition so there isn't much chance of the two of them getting in each others way... Oh ;)

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 08:21

    I’m sure somebody could put together a track of all the drivers saying For Sure from their interviews.

    RealBrawnGP have a "For Sure" championship this season - and Felipe Massa is winning it. :D

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 08:21

    Well the last time I remember was Alonso and Massa arguing in Italian.

    I also remember Alonso rooting for Massa to win the title last year. ;)

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 08:22

    Amy, you'll love this tweet from Mr Noble:

    Nico Rosberg ducked questions that everyone believes he is on his way to Brawn - by claiming the German media think he is set for McLaren

    I was being sarcastic, of course. :D

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 08:34

    I also remember Alonso rooting for Massa to win the title last year. ;)

    I think he was really rooting for the non-ron dennis team but yes I don't think they are that big rivals. However I do think there's big potential for flair ups next year between the two of them.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 08:38

    I also remember Alonso rooting for Massa to win the title last year. ;)

    I think he was really rooting for the non-ron dennis team but yes I don't think they are that big rivals. However I do think there's big potential for flair ups next year between the two of them.

    Excellent. Can't wait!

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 08:43

    Amy news:

    Kimi Raikkonen cut through the McLaren garage on his way through to the pit lane. Maybe he thought it was 2010 already

    http://twitter.com/NobleF1/status/4520530971

  • James01/10/2009 at 08:44

    Kimi Raikkonen cut through the McLaren garage on his way through to the pit lane. Maybe he thought it was 2010 already

    I love that :D

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 08:45

    I love that :D

    Also:

    Heikki Kovalainen has just had a long chat with Bob Bell in the paddock. Wonder if there was any talk about a race seat for next year?

    http://twitter.com/NobleF1/status/4520535533

    Has Amy just paid off Jonathon to follow all her stories :)

  • James01/10/2009 at 08:47

    Has Amy just paid off Jonathon to follow all her stories :)

    :)

    I like what Renault have done to get rid of ING. http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/1319249

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 08:48

    Has Amy just paid off Jonathon to follow all her stories :)

    :)

    I like what Renault have done to get rid of ING. http://www.aut.../photo.php/id/1319249

    Classy - Black and Yellow Car?

  • James01/10/2009 at 08:51

    Classy - Black and Yellow Car?

    Maybe not: http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/1319242

    Kimi! http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/1319247

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 08:52

    Maybe not: http://www.aut.../photo.php/id/1319242

    That's just like my Mighty Blue and Yellow T-shirt ... except it's different colours!

  • James01/10/2009 at 08:55

    Alonso on his relationship with Massa:

    Q. How is your relationship with Felipe?

    FA: "It's a very good relationship. Felipe is a very quick driver and also a great personality, we are both Latin – Brazilian and Spanish – this will be good and Felipe has been in the team for many years now so he can help me a lot to adapt to the team as quickly as possible and in 2008 you saw the good relationship we Felipe and also Giancarlo in the team. It will be very good for me because I was team-mate for two years with Giancarlo at Renault and now he will help me also to adapt to the team as soon as possible."

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/79080

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 08:55

    with his tweets from today, i have forgiven noble for his fuel weight cheating.

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 08:56

    Renault to announce driver line up next week?

    http://www.itv-f1.com/news_article.aspx?id=47042

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 08:59

    That is a very good point about Fisi at Ferrari. I'd forgotten about that, Alonso and him always got on well together.

  • James01/10/2009 at 09:02

    That is a very good point about Fisi at Ferrari. I'd forgotten about that, Alonso and him always got on well together.

    If Massa can't compete, then they have Fisi. The Renault winning partnership!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 09:03

    Did anyone get a Wave invite?

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 09:03

    Did anyone get a Wave invite?

    Not me guv.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 09:04

    lots of drivers at ferrari who speak italian!

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 09:04

    Did anyone get a Wave invite?

    Nor me :(

  • me01/10/2009 at 09:06

    That is a very good point about Fisi at Ferrari. I'd forgotten about that, Alonso and him always got on well together.

    except when fisi beat him.

    but agreed, good point.

  • me01/10/2009 at 09:06

    Did anyone get a Wave invite?

    Not me guv.

    nope.

  • James01/10/2009 at 09:08

    That is a very good point about Fisi at Ferrari. I'd forgotten about that, Alonso and him always got on well together.

    except when fisi beat him.

    but agreed, good point.

    Yeah that didn't happen much.:oops:

  • me01/10/2009 at 09:10

    #MFC Lists on twitter coming soon... Here are all the F1 people you follow, here are all your friends, here are all the... etc

    doesn't tweetdeck already do these with "groups"?

    i guess it isn't public, but it doesn't solve my issue of not receiving the full conversation.

  • me01/10/2009 at 09:10

    Is this the same functionality as Tweetdeck?

    Basically yes... But you don't need an application obviously it will be built into the site.

    Sounds good - as long as it doesn't induce the Fail Whale...

    it will.

  • me01/10/2009 at 09:11

    FujiTV are the host broadcasters for Suzuka this weekend and I'm told will show the race in HD in Japan only...

    lovely.

  • me01/10/2009 at 09:12

    So tonight I'm going out to the RAC club this evening to have dinner with Stirling Moss and Murray Walker. You have to wear a suit and tie to go into the building.

    oooooooh! i forgot!

  • Paul01/10/2009 at 09:13

    FujiTV are the host broadcasters for Suzuka this weekend and I'm told will show the race in HD in Japan only...

    An F1 race at a normal time finally. Shame me and F1 aren't talking right now.

  • James01/10/2009 at 09:13

    Ruben's thoughts on the Alonso move.

    Former Ferrari driver Rubens Barrichello told BBC Sport: "Fernando is a top-class driver. For me, he is on the level of Michael Schumacher.

    "I just wish my friend Felipe Massa can hold on to him because I think he is going to be the guy to beat him."

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8284248.stm

    If Kimi goes to McLaren as we believe he will, both McLaren and Ferrari have possibly the strongest lineups in years. 3 World Champions between them as well as Felipe who could have so easily been one of those three.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 09:14

    doesn't tweetdeck already do these with "groups"?

    The thing is you do insist on this old fashioned "Application on desktop" model. I want the website to do this for me.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 09:14

    oooooooh! i forgot!

    There's going to be a lot of live streaming tonight!

  • me01/10/2009 at 09:14

    There's going to be a lot of live streaming tonight!

    hehe. i'll be right here waiting for yoooooooou...

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 09:15

    There's going to be a lot of live streaming tonight!

    live commenting I mean... I probably won't be able to stream video or audio...

    I'll put up tons of pictures on the drop though

  • me01/10/2009 at 09:15

    I'll put up tons of pictures on the drop though

    fair nuff. i'm assuming there will be streaming from the pub afterwards?

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 09:16

    *justpassing*

    FujiTV are the host broadcasters for Suzuka this weekend and I'm told will show the race in HD in Japan only...

    they have Been doing that for quite a few years. I guess the fact people are only noticing now shows how behind we are with HD in this part of the world...

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 09:16

    TED NEWS... Apparently there are now team orders at red bull...

    and

    LEE NEWS... Apparently Glock isn't well.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 09:17

    fair nuff. i'm assuming there will be streaming from the pub afterwards?

    I don't know... I'm going to a different event than the others... I'll have to see if I can meet up with them afterwards.

  • me01/10/2009 at 09:17

    TED NEWS... Apparently there are now team orders at red bull...

    too little, too late.

    LEE NEWS... Apparently Glock isn't well.

    #sorryrg

  • Kathi01/10/2009 at 09:18

    *Gives Kimi a biiiiiiiiiiig hug*

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/79082

  • James01/10/2009 at 09:18

    Renault's new ING-free team clothes and race suits arrive in Japan this week. The only benefit of the orange title sponsor pulling out is that the car should end up looking much more colour-co-ordinated.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/f1mole/2009/09/ted-kravitz-the-singapore-gran.html

    I've seen the clothes, I wonder what the car will look like now.

  • me01/10/2009 at 09:20

    *Gives Kimi a biiiiiiiiiiig hug*

    awww.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 09:20

    I am watching DTM because it was what was on when I turned on my TV and the first thing I saw was Anthony Hamilton. I really cannot escape his stare, even in other forms of motorsport :(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 09:21

    *Gives Kimi a biiiiiiiiiiig hug*

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/79082

    He's holding out for more cash?

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 09:23

    He's holding out for more cash?

    I always enjoy seeing Kimi wearing black *drifts back to 2005...*

    ....I could be a while.....

    ....

    ........

  • James01/10/2009 at 09:26

    He's holding out for more cash?

    I always enjoy seeing Kimi wearing black *drifts back to 2005...*

    ....I could be a while.....

    ....

    ........

    this calls for the 2005 season review I think :D

  • Christine01/10/2009 at 09:27

    So, I am off work unwell today, but talk about something to cheer me up, I got this email from Steve:

    "Anyway, during my frequent visit to the Sidepodcast site, I've noticed that you are quite a Franck Montagny fan. Interestingly enough, I've just returned from the Petit Le Mans race with a story and a question for you.

    While at the track on Friday, the series hosts an autograph session with the drivers. I made my way over to the Peugeot table to get Franck's signature. When I got up to the table, I asked Franck if he had heard of Christine from Sidepodcast.com. I don't know if he had been hearing your name from other fans that day, or is a fan of the show himself, but he immediately looked up and with a smile said: "Yes, I know Christine...on the internet right?" The driver next to him (Lamy?) then immediately started teasing him.

    As he was preparing to sign the Peugeot poster, I requested that he sign it to you. I've attached a photo of the poster showing where he wrote "To Christine, big kiss!". I then asked if I could snap a pic w/my cameraphone to send to you. As you can see with the photo I've attached, he was very happy to oblige."

    *faints*

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 09:28

    Great Comment from the end of the thursday press conference:

    Question to Nick and Adrian: did you speak about your accident in the last race or not?

    NH: Yeah, I think the first time we spoke about it was when I came out of the stewards' room. I asked him what went on. He explained. He said he was sorry and for me that was OK.

    JB: That was a big fine!

    AS: Yes, big enough.

    NH: Just a big verbal fine, but nothing with the hands.

    AS: I've explained it several times and I think there's nothing more to say. We saw all the pictures and that's it. We spoke to each other, twenty thousand is enough.

    NH: I didn't receive it yet.

    AS: It's not for you.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 09:28

    *faints*

    don't get up, you'll just faint again. That is so cool!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 09:29

    So, I am off work unwell today, but talk about something to cheer me up, I got this email from Steve:

    That is awesome - hope that makes you feel better :D

  • James01/10/2009 at 09:30

    *faints*

    :D

    Great Comment from the end of the thursday press conference:

    Love it. Who needs characters, when the F1 drivers get on well and do things like this.

  • James01/10/2009 at 09:30

    *faints*

    I'm not suprised :)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 09:30

    *faints*

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 09:32

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    its like: reason to get a blog number 421. You become "Christine...on the internet"

  • Christine01/10/2009 at 09:33

    its like: reason to get a blog number 421. You become "Christine...on the internet"

    I would like to be known as this from now on :)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 09:34

    I would like to be known as this from now on :)

    :)

  • me01/10/2009 at 09:35

    its like: reason to get a blog number 421. You become "Christine...on the internet"

    I would like to be known as this from now on :)

    this might call for a t-shirt...

    is it possible that we can all marry franck please?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 09:35

    its like: reason to get a blog number 421. You become "Christine...on the internet"

    I would like to be known as this from now on :)

    It's how I refer to you when I mention Sidepodcast stuff to Mrs. Goat :)

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 09:35

    is this some sort of purse? or pillow? whatever it is, Lou will want one.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 09:36

    is this some sort of purse? or pillow? whatever it is, Lou will want one.

    Link fail?

  • Christine01/10/2009 at 09:36

    is it possible that we can all marry franck please?

    Me first.

  • Kathi01/10/2009 at 09:37

    Link fail?

    works for me

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 09:37

    Link fail?

    works in all 3 of my browsers. :(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 09:38

    Link fail?

    works in all 3 of my browsers. :(

    I get a string of text...

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 09:40

    I get a string of text...

    well here she is with it in a different location :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 09:41

    I get a string of text...

    well here she is with it in a different location :D

    Thanks - that worked ;)

    It looks like a pillow I think?

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 09:42

    It looks like a pillow I think?

    soooo weird.

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 09:43

    It looks like a pillow I think?

    If its a cushion to sit on theres a few rude jokes I could make but won't as there are ladies present!! ;)

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 09:45

    ooh ooh ooh its Catherine!

    I think if I was her I would tell people my job title was "professional Finn follower"

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 09:46

    ooh ooh ooh its Catherine!

    I think if I was her I would tell people my job title was "professional Finn follower"

    Are Kimi and Heikki being dressed by the same person now?

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 09:48

    Are Kimi and Heikki being dressed by the same person now?

    Yes Steve Jobs!!

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 09:48

    Are Kimi and Heikki being dressed by the same person now?

    I've never seen them in the same place at the same time......

    ....

    oh. Yes I have. There goes that theory.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 09:50

    I've never seen them in the same place at the same time......

    ....

    oh. Yes I have. There goes that theory.

    there is one way to tell the difference one of them has a hat (or that one of them is faster than the other #sorryamy)

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 09:50

    How rumours start? Example 2: Adrian Sutil to leave F1

    Q. (Marco Degli'Innocenti – La Gazzetta dello Sport) I have a question for Adrian: if you can tell us something about your future. Maybe you are going to drive another Mercedes engine somewhere else?

    AS: Well, right now I've got a real good offer, driving in a winning team… in GP2! I'm going to try to go there!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 09:50

    I've never seen them in the same place at the same time......

    ....

    oh. Yes I have. There goes that theory.

    there is one way to tell the difference one of them has a hat (or that one of them is faster than the other #sorryamy)

    One has a really large forehead...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 09:51

    How rumours start? Example 2: Adrian Sutil to leave F1

    Q. (Marco Degli'Innocenti - La Gazzetta dello Sport) I have a question for Adrian: if you can tell us something about your future. Maybe you are going to drive another Mercedes engine somewhere else?

    AS: Well, right now I've got a real good offer, driving in a winning team… in GP2! I'm going to try to go there!

    You know who's going to rehash that joke as fact, don't you? ;)

  • James01/10/2009 at 09:51

    How rumours start? Example 2: Adrian Sutil to leave F1

    Q. (Marco Degli'Innocenti - La Gazzetta dello Sport) I have a question for Adrian: if you can tell us something about your future. Maybe you are going to drive another Mercedes engine somewhere else?

    AS: Well, right now I've got a real good offer, driving in a winning team… in GP2! I'm going to try to go there!

    I can't think he'd go to GP2 from F1, that is going backwards.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 09:52

    there is one way to tell the difference one of them has a hat (or that one of them is faster than the other #sorryamy)

    My expression is like this one. If that was a macro it would say "Kimi is not impressed by your humour"

    ;)

  • Kathi01/10/2009 at 09:52

    One has a really large forehead...

    Kimi has too nowadays, he is just hiding it under a mighty cap.

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 09:53

    Kimi has too nowadays, he is just hiding it under a mighty cap.

    Lets just say 1 of them will be driving a McLaren!

  • James01/10/2009 at 09:55

    Lets just say 1 of them will be driving a McLaren!

    Shame there aren't three cars per team, they could both drive then ;)

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 10:00

    Shame there aren't three cars per team, they could both drive then ;)

    Doubt it-Any suggestions on who would seat a third car?

  • Stuart C01/10/2009 at 10:10

    Morning all.

    Kimi has too nowadays, he is just hiding it under a mighty cap.

    Now there's a thought. Growing one's hair longer is a regular gambit for men with receding hairlines...

    In other news, Amazon are discounting my booky wook and it isn't even out yet!

    http://tinyurl.com/ydamye3

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 10:16

    Doubt it-Any suggestions on who would seat a third car?

    Any suggestions for who would suit a third car?

  • Kathi01/10/2009 at 10:18

    Now there's a thought. Growing one's hair longer is a regular gambit for men with receding hairlines...

    or shaving, which he tried last year (didn't work out too well) #sorryKimi

  • me01/10/2009 at 10:19

    In other news, Amazon are discounting my booky wook and it isn't even out yet!

    http://tinyurl.com/ydamye3

    bargain. have pre-ordered.

    can sidepodcast schedule you for a "meet the author" chat upon its release pls?

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 10:23

    or shaving, which he tried last year (didn't work out too well) #sorryKimi

    I was not a fan of bald Kimi. I dread the McLaren haircut.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 10:24

    In other news, Amazon are discounting my booky wook and it isn't even out yet!

    I have pre-ordered

  • me01/10/2009 at 10:25

    I have pre-ordered

    i may have picked up a copy of another book whilst in amazon...

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 10:28

    Eurgh TOO SLEEPY

  • Stuart C01/10/2009 at 10:29

    can sidepodcast schedule you

    Of course. You know where I am, etc... Just stop me from apologising too profusely about it being in American!

    I dread the McLaren haircut.

    Ron is gone – has he taken the Follicular Optimisation Matrix with him?

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 10:31

    Ron is gone - has he taken the Follicular Optimisation Matrix with him?

    ooh good point. I await the Martin Whitmarsh era of hair freedom!

  • James01/10/2009 at 10:31

    Good news for Lukeh :) Rubens will be in F1 next year, where is still open.

    "Next year? A hundred per cent. Or 99.9, maybe it's better to say that," Barrichello told reporters ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix.

    He added: "It's fairly open, I've said that. I'm in much better shape that I've ever been, winning races and just being in the paddock's mouth. All I can say is that I wish to be driving a competitive car.

  • James01/10/2009 at 10:31

    Forgot the link: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/79088

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 10:35

    Good news for Lukeh :) Rubens will be in F1 next year, where is still open.

    Kinda yay.

    :)

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 10:35

    you know that moment when you walk into your bedroom and realise an entire bottle of fruit juice has leaked on your bed and now you have to wash the duvet cover, the duvet inner, a blanket and both sheets?

    That was my moment just now. :(

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 10:37

    you know that moment when you walk into your bedroom and realise an entire bottle of fruit juice has leaked on your bed and now you have to wash the duvet cover, the duvet inner, a blanket and both sheets?

    i.e. You wet the bed! No need to make excuses and stories!! ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 10:39

    Morning all.

    Kimi has too nowadays, he is just hiding it under a mighty cap.

    Now there's a thought. Growing one's hair longer is a regular gambit for men with receding hairlines...

    In other news, Amazon are discounting my booky wook and it isn't even out yet!

    http://tinyurl.com/ydamye3

    Cool - what cars are featured in the book?

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 10:40

    i.e. You wet the bed! No need to make excuses and stories!! ;)

    its at the spot where my feet go! and if you sniff it, it smells like pineapple :D

    (to make it worse, I am thirsty and I was looking forward to my juice :( )

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 10:41

    you know that moment when you walk into your bedroom and realise an entire bottle of fruit juice has leaked on your bed and now you have to wash the duvet cover, the duvet inner, a blanket and both sheets?

    That was my moment just now. :(

    That's not apple juice ;)

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 10:41

    its at the spot where my feet go! and if you sniff it, it smells like pineapple :D

    (to make it worse, I am thirsty and I was looking forward to my juice :( )

    Why did you leave it on your bed?

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 10:42

    Why did you leave it on your bed?

    When I got home from work I dumped my handbag and my shopping there but I'd already had a swig and I mustn't have put the lid on right :(

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 10:43

    When I got home from work I dumped my handbag and my shopping there but I'd already had a swig and I mustn't have put the lid on right :(

    Oh no! :( Has your handbag survived?

    If it makes you feel better, I was supposed to meet someone and I slept right through my alarm.....

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 10:45

    Bah... I can't believe that's the 4th item in 2 weeks I should've got on time and haven't got/gone missing. The Royal Mail are really starring to grind my gears. 2 items I should've received last week still haven't arrived, and even with Recorded Delivery there seems to be no record of them!!!

    grrrrr Royal Fail grrrrrr. :(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 10:45

    Boo. My comment on James Allen's blog is still moderated, after others were greenlit :(

  • Stuart C01/10/2009 at 10:46

    I await the Martin Whitmarsh era of hair freedom!

    Let's hope it's not hair today, gone tomorrow!

    I have pre-ordered

    Ta! Only 5998 to go before they reprint, then. Mind you, they haven't even finished designing it yet...

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 10:47

    Boo. My comment on James Allen's blog is still moderated, after others were greenlit :(

    James Allen fears you. ;)

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 10:47

    Oh no! :( Has your handbag survived?

    it did, thankfully :D

    If it makes you feel better, I was supposed to meet someone and I slept right through my alarm.....

    ahh it's very clearly a Thursday!

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 10:48

    ahh it's very clearly a Thursday!

    Oh god I forgot it's a thursday. Thats why this is all happening!

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 10:48

    ahh it's very clearly a Thursday!

    I'm just working up the courage to ring them to apologise. I'm unsure about whether to be truthful or make some sensible reason up. To make matters worth it was an interview thingy. But they're pretty desperate for my help so I'm pretty sure they'll let me go another time....

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 10:49

    Bah... I can't believe that's the 4th item in 2 weeks I should've got on time and haven't got/gone missing. The Royal Mail are really starring to grind my gears. 2 items I should've received last week still haven't arrived, and even with Recorded Delivery there seems to be no record of them!!!

    Couldn't help myself...

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

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 10:50

    Oh god I forgot it's a thursday. Thats why this is all happening!

    Royal Mail are a pain. I've had stuff on amazon lost for days and days. They need to get their act together. I'm pretty sure they're still not all finished their strike action.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 10:50

    Couldn't help myself...

    I think that might be treason.

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 10:51

    I think that might be treason.

    If anyone has commited treason, it's them for their sheer ineptitude despite their name!

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 10:57

    No kimi news yet?

    And does anyone know what we are supposed to wear to this lecture?

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 10:58

    And does anyone know what we are supposed to wear to this lecture?

    A tweed jacket and a monocole!

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 10:58

    i may have picked up a copy of another book whilst in amazon...

    Oooh... Other books are available on amazon as you rightly point out... like this one: http://thebookwiththemissingfirstpage.co.uk

    ;)

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 10:59

    A tweed jacket and a monocole!

    Helpfull! Im no professor giggles! :P

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 10:59

    No kimi news yet?

    only Kimi news is "I might not stay in F1" which is LIES. LIES I TELL YOU.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 10:59

    only Kimi news is "I might not stay in F1" which is LIES. LIES I TELL YOU.

    BOOOOOOOOO

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 11:00

    only Kimi news is "I might not stay in F1" which is LIES. LIES I TELL YOU.

    Awwww noes :(

  • Stuart C01/10/2009 at 11:02

    what cars are featured in the book?

    It runs from the Alfa 158 (the car James photographed is one of only two left in the world, and is the one Farina won the first world championship F1 race in) to the MP4-23. In between: Maserati 250F, Lancia D50, Mercedes W196 Streamliner, BRM P57, Lotus 49B, Lotus 72, Tyrrell 003, Brabham BT44, Tyrrell P34, Ferrari 312T2, Williams FW07, McLaren MP4/4, Leyton House CG901, Jordan 191, Williams FW14B, Ferrari F2000... er, I've missed a couple out.

    grrrrr Royal Fail grrrrrr

    One of our posties is innumerate (ie his method of determining which envelopes go through which doors is entirely random) and he's not above forging signatures on recorded deliveries.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 11:02

    And does anyone know what we are supposed to wear to this lecture?

    It was pretty relaxed if it's the same place as the last one... I was wearing a collared shirt but then... yeah...

    I think Bassano was in jeans and a t-shirt as was Mr C. They may have been slightly under the dress code of the average in the room, but they weren't the only ones by a long chalk.

    It's only for my motorsport related thing that I need a tie, as far as I know

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 11:03

    It runs from the Alfa 158 (the car James photographed is one of only two left in the world, and is the one Farina won the first world championship F1 race in) to the MP4-23. In between: Maserati 250F, Lancia D50, Mercedes W196 Streamliner, BRM P57, Lotus 49B, Lotus 72, Tyrrell 003, Brabham BT44, Tyrrell P34, Ferrari 312T2, Williams FW07, McLaren MP4/4, Leyton House CG901, Jordan 191, Williams FW14B, Ferrari F2000... er, I've missed a couple out.

    Sold. I'll put it on my birthday list (will it be out by the end of the month?)

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 11:04

    @ByronF1 (dailly mirror) tweete3d this which might mean toyota are styaing

    Toyota signed a new deal with damper company Sachs for 2010. It can mean only one thing; we are in for a bumpy ride next season

    But then you become all to aware he is a tabloid journo with this ;)

    Course Sach do gearboxes as well so maybe Toyota are just CLUTCHING at straws. Geddit !!!

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 11:04

    It's only for my motorsport related thing that I need a tie, as far as I know

    Ah cheers! Collared shirt and jeans....

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 11:12

    Well, I'm reeeeeally hungry... and Greggs is open nearby.... I suppose I should put the two together...

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 11:13

    Grrrr I'm so SO annoyed about sleeping in. Now it's time for my Italian class. Best not miss that. I'll phone and grovel late methinks.

  • Stuart C01/10/2009 at 11:15

    I suppose I should put the two together…

    You should, or you'll feel pastie your best.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 11:16

    You should, or you'll feel pastie your best.

    That joke is very cornish

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 11:16

    We have cake in an hour to celebrate 25 years of a successful project...

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 11:17

    That joke is very cornish

    Sweet Lord..... Definitely time to leave :P

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 11:32

    While at the track on Friday, the series hosts an autograph session with the drivers. I made my way over to the Peugeot table to get Franck's signature. When I got up to the table, I asked Franck if he had heard of Christine from Sidepodcast.com. I don't know if he had been hearing your name from other fans that day, or is a fan of the show himself, but he immediately looked up and with a smile said: "Yes, I know Christine...on the internet right?" The driver next to him (Lamy?) then immediately started teasing him.

    Wow thats absolutely amazing! Next we will have Lamy on here demanding a blog about him!

    *faints*

    Dont blame you!

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 11:33

    While at the track on Friday, the series hosts an autograph session with the drivers. I made my way over to the Peugeot table to get Franck's signature. When I got up to the table, I asked Franck if he had heard of Christine from Sidepodcast.com. I don't know if he had been hearing your name from other fans that day, or is a fan of the show himself, but he immediately looked up and with a smile said: "Yes, I know Christine...on the internet right?" The driver next to him (Lamy?) then immediately started teasing him.

    Wow!!! :D

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 11:35

    whoever asked franck bout christine might not know that franck left a msg on christine's iheartfranck site.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 11:38

    Boo. My comment on James Allen's blog is still moderated, after others were greenlit :(

    That happens to me a lot, i think he has someone to green light all the non controversial comments, then approves the more controversial and intelegent ones himself ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 11:39

    Boo. My comment on James Allen's blog is still moderated, after others were greenlit :(

    That happens to me a lot, i think he has someone to green light all the non controversial comments, then approves the more controversial and intelegent ones himself ;)

    But it's not half as bad as some already approved :(

  • Christine01/10/2009 at 11:40

    whoever asked franck bout christine might not know that franck left a msg on christine's iheartfranck site.

    I didn't think Franck would remember.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 11:40

    whoever asked franck bout christine might not know that franck left a msg on christine's iheartfranck site.

    I didn't think Franck would remember.

    But everyone remembers Christine ;)

  • Christine01/10/2009 at 11:41

    If anyone is interested, there is a link to the other Mr C's book on the right hand homepage sidebar now. Yay for Booky Wooks.

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 11:44

    I didn't think Franck would remember.

    shows how awesome he is ;)

  • James01/10/2009 at 11:45

    I'm watching 2005 season review and its made me think Button will be champion because he hit the wall of champions in Canada :)

    I'd forgotten about that.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 11:46

    Afternoon all

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 11:48

    If anyone is interested, there is a link to the other Mr C's book on the right hand homepage sidebar now. Yay for Booky Wooks.

    I checked and was like "heyyyy, i dont want to know what his real name is" then read it again and it said "the other"

    whoops

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 11:49

    I'd forgotten about that.

    Didnt Ide do it too?

  • Christine01/10/2009 at 11:49

    I checked and was like "heyyyy, i dont want to know what his real name is" then read it again and it said "the other"

    :) I think we mighta mentioned if my Mr C had written a book.

  • James01/10/2009 at 11:49

    Didnt Ide do it too?

    Shhh!! :D

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 11:50

    Didnt Ide do it too?

    Well that theory's gone a bit Ide!

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 11:50

    Didnt Ide do it too?

    Ate you trying to say ide won't be a future world champion?!

  • Stuart C01/10/2009 at 11:50

    i think he has someone to green light all the non controversial comments, then approves the more controversial and intelegent ones himself

    May also depend on when he's up and about, if he's at races (not sure if he actually attends all of them). Quality/availability of web connection can be a pain too.

    shows how awesome he is

    He's a top bloke.

    Yay for Booky Wooks.

    May have to appoint you as marketing consultants!

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 11:50

    :) I think we mighta mentioned if my Mr C had written a book.

    thought ya might ;)

    but then i'd get someone else to buy it for me, and then cross out all mensions of his real name, if indeed he does have a real name

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 11:51

    :) I think we mighta mentioned if my Mr C had written a book.

    You couldnt!

    Unless it said "Mr C" on the cover which might confuse librarians ;)

  • James01/10/2009 at 11:51

    :) I think we mighta mentioned if my Mr C had written a book.

    Mr C doesn't have time to write books though, homepage comes first hehe :P

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 11:52

    You know when you put a DVD into a computer, and it says "do you want to resume from where you stopped last time"....

    Well i want another option that says "do you want to resume from where you fell asleep"

  • Christine01/10/2009 at 11:52

    Mr C doesn't have time to write books though, homepage comes first hehe :P

    True story!

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 11:52

    but then i'd get someone else to buy it for me, and then cross out all mensions of his real name, if indeed he does have a real name

    Amy's sidepodchallenge: spend a weekend in Spa without seeing his face or hearing his name.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 11:52

    Amy's sidepodchallenge: spend a weekend in Spa without seeing his face or hearing his name.

    aha, have fun with that

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 11:53

    but then i'd get someone else to buy it for me, and then cross out all mensions of his real name, if indeed he does have a real name

    Amy's sidepodchallenge: spend a weekend in Spa without seeing his face or hearing his name.

    Eh? How are you going to hang out with us then?

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 11:54

    Eh? How are you going to hang out with us then?

    I am going to pay someone to be my full time assistant and enter rooms before me to let me know which direction I can't look. And always walk at the back of the group. Always.

  • Christine01/10/2009 at 11:54

    Amy's sidepodchallenge: spend a weekend in Spa without seeing his face or hearing his name.

    I think you'll find that I usually bring a stand-in to functions. He has perfected the voice imitation, and therefore, you don't have to worry.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 11:56

    I think you'll find that I usually bring a stand-in to functions. He has perfected the voice imitation, and therefore, you don't have to worry.

    phew, hiring an assistant could have got expensive.

  • Stuart C01/10/2009 at 11:57

    Unless it said “Mr C” on the cover which might confuse librarians

    Might assume it's an autobiog by the man behind Ebeneezer Goode...

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 11:59

    I think you'll find that I usually bring a stand-in to functions. He has perfected the voice imitation, and therefore, you don't have to worry.

    When you said stand-in for some reason I imagined... made out of cardboard.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:00

    So Christine if you are off sick there's a key question for you? How many episodes of Friends have you watched?

  • me01/10/2009 at 12:00

    When you said stand-in for some reason I imagined... made out of cardboard.

    would likely be faster in a kart.

  • Christine01/10/2009 at 12:01

    When you said stand-in for some reason I imagined... made out of cardboard.

    Hehehe, that would be brilliant!

    So Christine if you are off sick there's a key question for you? How many episodes of Friends have you watched?

    Actually none, but I have watched Point Break.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:02

    Actually none, but I have watched Point Break.

    Laughter is the best medicine!

  • Stuart C01/10/2009 at 12:02

    I have watched Point Break.

    Bad news about P Swayze...

  • startledbunny01/10/2009 at 12:03

    Might assume it's an autobiog by the man behind Ebeneezer Goode...

    So Mr C is not a cockerney, and doesn't have blond hair?

    *illusion shattered* ;)

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 12:03

    Hehehe, that would be brilliant!

    my goal in life is to have a cardboard version of anyone cool. Still not over the envy of my friend in 1999 who had a cardboard Brian Littrell. And when I saw a photo of a cardboard Kimi at one of the races earlier this year, oooh the jealousy. And Kathi's cardboard Heikki at the computer shop. I turned green even though she couldn't take him home.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:05

    my goal in life is to have a cardboard version of anyone cool. Still not over the envy of my friend in 1999 who had a cardboard Brian Littrell. And when I saw a photo of a cardboard Kimi at one of the races earlier this year, oooh the jealousy. And Kathi's cardboard Heikki at the computer shop. I turned green even though she couldn't take him home.

    http://wealthsmith.com/cardboard-cutout.htm

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:06

    my goal in life is to have a cardboard version of anyone cool. Still not over the envy of my friend in 1999 who had a cardboard Brian Littrell. And when I saw a photo of a cardboard Kimi at one of the races earlier this year, oooh the jealousy. And Kathi's cardboard Heikki at the computer shop. I turned green even though she couldn't take him home.

    they do personalised cutouts here... just send a photo! http://www.cardboardcutout.net/layout1.jsp?posnName=main&pageNo=0&s0=cat2&s1=&s2=&page=list&list=432&sideList=449

  • Stuart C01/10/2009 at 12:06

    o Mr C is not a cockerney, and doesn’t have blond hair?

    But he is the leading light of this scene, know what I mean? (etc)

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 12:06

    http://wealths.../cardboard-cutout.htm

    oh noooo now I can have a whole army! Bad for my wallet!

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:07

    http://wealths.../cardboard-cutout.htm

    You beat me, but mine was in the UK :P

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 12:07

    You beat me, but mine was in the UK :P

    but I'm not :P

  • me01/10/2009 at 12:09

    But he is the leading light of this scene, know what I mean? (etc)

    backwards then forwards, forwards and then backwards.

    uncanny.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:11

    but I'm not :P

    Minor issue.... :D

    Im sure they ship to the colonies ;)

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 12:12

    so when joe mentions our favourite yelling website, do I transcribe as 'Autosport' or 'AUTOSPORT' ;)

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:14

    so when joe mentions our favourite yelling website, do I transcribe as 'Autosport' or 'AUTOSPORT' ;)

    :D wow, you are keen!

    I would go for caps, but when he mentioned how it started write it normally as people were polite back then ;)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:14

    Did anyone see Jonathan's tweet about the rumor of the massive shock coming in the driver market? He's digging further... I wonder what it is?

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 12:15

    Did anyone see Jonathan's tweet about the rumor of the massive shock coming in the driver market? He's digging further... I wonder what it is?

    rubens to presidency

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 12:15

    We have celebration cake!

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:16

    Did anyone see Jonathan's tweet about the rumor of the massive shock coming in the driver market? He's digging further... I wonder what it is?

    PK to McLaren... You heard it here first! (Renault are their feeder team)

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 12:17

    kimi retiring, bruno senna to go to mclaren?

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:18

    kimi retiring, bruno senna to go to mclaren?

    Kubica to McLaren?

  • me01/10/2009 at 12:20

    kimi retiring, bruno senna to go to mclaren?

    Kubica to McLaren?

    jenson to mclaren.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:20

    Kubica to McLaren?

    JV to McLaren

  • me01/10/2009 at 12:20

    JV to McLaren

    that would be a shocka.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:20

    jenson to mclaren.

    That did cross my mind... would be huge!

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:21

    that would be a shocka.

    I think Nick wins :)

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 12:22

    jenson to macca makes sense - except for the bit about 2 brits in 1 team.

  • me01/10/2009 at 12:22

    I think Nick wins :)

    schumi to brawn?

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:23

    schumi to brawn?

    Oooooh...

    Ari Vatanin to Brawn

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 12:23

    schumi to brawn?

    you're going to make Lou cry ;)

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 12:23

    ms cant beat jv in the shock league.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:23

    jenson to macca makes sense - except for the bit about 2 brits in 1 team.

    Most of their sponsors would probably like it though

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:23

    Ari Vatanin to Brawn

    Ide to McLaren?

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 12:24

    you're going to make Lou cry ;)

    I'll join that :(

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 12:24

    someone on twitter said kimi to renault.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:24

    someone on twitter said kimi to renault.

    I've been predicting it for weeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkks

  • me01/10/2009 at 12:24

    you're going to make Lou cry ;)

    I'll join that :(

    he is german. and popular. and used to driver for mercedes.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:24

    I've been predicting it for weeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkks

    ;)

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 12:25

    he is german. and popular. and used to driver for mercedes.

    Is there an engine supplier they can get that runs on awesome? Rubens qualifies for that more than german :(

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 12:25

    i do not like these 'anyone else but kimi to mclaren' or 'kimi to anywhere but mclaren' stories. Stop or I'll cry :D

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 12:25

    ;)

    WEEKS! (I can't even remember what that was from but I know it was here and I know we laughed and I know it was Mr C)

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 12:26

    nick, not so sure if theyd be cool with that. jenson and lewis cover the same market - and jenson isnt quite in the same league as lewis on pace.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:26

    Stop or I'll cry :D

    This is a little bit confusing!

    But i still think he going to macca or they wouldn't have let him take a stroll though their garage...

  • James01/10/2009 at 12:28

    Stop or I'll cry :D

    This is a little bit confusing!

    But i still think he going to macca or they wouldn't have let him take a stroll though their garage...

    Indeed, I just want to know whose going to fill the 21 empty seats for next year.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:28

    nick, not so sure if theyd be cool with that. jenson and lewis cover the same market - and jenson isnt quite in the same league as lewis on pace.

    They do, but Heikki didn't really cover any market, so most of the sponsors are focused on lewis, having another brit would compliment that, so i don't think it would be a problem.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 12:28

    nick, didnt ms stroll thru the toyota garage once in 2006? not sure if theres anything to read into it.

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 12:29

    They do, but Heikki didn't really cover any market, so most of the sponsors are focused on lewis, having another brit would compliment that, so i don't think it would be a problem.

    Who replaces Santander as sponsor for McLaren?

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 12:29

    Looks like vintage day at the 'Ring... http://www.nuerburgring.de/fileadmin/webcam/webcam.jpg

  • James01/10/2009 at 12:30

    They do, but Heikki didn't really cover any market, so most of the sponsors are focused on lewis, having another brit would compliment that, so i don't think it would be a problem.

    The McLaren garage can't cope with both Anthony Hamilton and John Button.

  • me01/10/2009 at 12:30

    nick, didnt ms stroll thru the toyota garage once in 2006? not sure if theres anything to read into it.

    :)

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 12:30

    nick, shame on you! heikki covered the amy market. :p

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 12:31

    santander stays, mojoker, wc is why i brought up bruno senna - he's santander-sponsored.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:31

    nick, didnt ms stroll thru the toyota garage once in 2006? not sure if theres anything to read into it.

    I think thats quite different though, it was his brothers team!

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 12:31

    The McLaren garage can't cope with both Anthony Hamilton and John Button.

    oh god think of the money FOM could save just bringing one camera to every race

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:32

    oh god think of the money FOM could save just bringing one camera to every race

    It's a costsaving move.

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 12:32

    santander stays, mojoker, wc is why i brought up bruno senna - he's santander-sponsored.

    Don't know why but I thought they had signed to Ferrari

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:33

    Don't know why but I thought they had signed to Ferrari

    they will be with both

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 12:33

    nah, theyd just move the 2nd cam to massas dad at ferrari. hehe.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 12:33

    It's a costsaving move.

    Legard would find commentary a bit easier too "He's staring. Staring. Staring. Staring'

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:34

    nah, theyd just move the 2nd cam to massas dad at ferrari. hehe.

    Oh know, ive just realise we may loose the clip of the guy hitting the wall at Ferrari forever after the Brazilian race :(

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 12:34

    nah, theyd just move the 2nd cam to massas dad at ferrari. hehe.

    they'd need two cameras if they were ever to film Daddy Kovy. One extra for the forehead.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:35

    Oh know, ive just realise we may loose the clip of the guy hitting the wall at Ferrari forever after the Brazilian race :(

    Grammar is not my forte this afternoon apparently!

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:35

    they'd need two cameras if they were ever to film Daddy Kovy. One extra for the forehead.

    I dont think i have ever seen him...

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 12:37

    they will be with both

    Ah quick search reveals they will be principle sponsors of Ferrari and on the overalls at McLaren

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:38

    #MFC feel better Christine... UK Kindle

    http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6856803.ece

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 12:38

    I dont think i have ever seen him...

    he is very foreheaded too. As is his sister

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:38

    #MFC feel better Christine... UK Kindle

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  • Christine01/10/2009 at 12:39

    #MFC feel better Christine... UK Kindle

    Yay!

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:40

    he is very foreheaded too. As is his sister

    I was about to say the first one makes him look just like an older heikki.

    the second one... *scared* Its a family photo!!!!!!

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 12:41

    the second one... *scared* Its a family photo!!!!!!

    I am not the one who found her on Skype!

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:41

    I am not the one who found her on Skype!

    You called her?!!!

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 12:42

    I am not the one who found her on Skype!

    Are you not friends on Facebook??

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 12:43

    You called her?!!!

    noooo! I'm not that crazy. I found more photos though. (apparently thats his brother)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:43

    #MFC on fire today... For Premium users Spotify has an offline mode now!

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 12:44

    Don't know why but I thought they had signed to Ferrari

    They're sponsoring both.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:45

    noooo! I'm not that crazy. I found more photos though. (apparently thats his brother)

    Hehe i like his flag!

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:46

    #MFC on fire today... For Premium users Spotify has an offline mode now!

    really that was what was putting me off getting it for android... does it work on that too? I loose my data signal on the train...

  • James01/10/2009 at 12:46

    noooo! I'm not that crazy. I found more photos though. (apparently thats his brother)

    Do you think otherwise? :P

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:47

    really that was what was putting me off getting it for android... does it work on that too? I loose my data signal on the train...

    It works offline for iPhone I know that.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 12:48

    Do you think otherwise? :P

    Clearly others are worse than me to source these in the first place, I found them all in the same thread on heikkikovalainen.net :D

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:48

    It works offline for iPhone I know that.

    You do have to be a premium subscriber though.

  • me01/10/2009 at 12:50

    It works offline for iPhone I know that.

    did you see the eyetv iphone app mention yesterday alex? you can watch freeview in the garden :)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:51

    did you see the eyetv iphone app mention yesterday alex? you can watch freeview in the garden :)

    I didn't... Oooh... I do already use the iPlayer on there though that works very well.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 12:51

    From Joe:

    Massa upset, but will not appeal from the looks of it:

    “The result remains the same,” Massa said. “This is not right. For me it should have been changed. I lost the title by one point. I am not and never will be a driver who thinks, ‘I could have been World Champion’. “Even if they write today in my CV that I am the champion, after a year, I don’t think it would make any difference.

    “We went to a lawyer, but there comes a time when there is nothing that can be done. Is the rule, the FIA decides.”

    Interesting, this. Even more interesting that this comes out at the time Alonso's move to Ferrari has become official, even though Alonso has been deemed innocent.

  • me01/10/2009 at 12:52

    I didn't... Oooh... I do already use the iPlayer on there though that works very well.

    you need the eyetv hardware, and a mac that's switched on.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 12:53

    you need the eyetv hardware, and a mac that's switched on.

    Sounds more trouble than it's worth then :(

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 12:55

    OK... this is a GMM story... http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/091001075832.shtml

    2 reasons: the quotes and OMG THE HAIR

  • me01/10/2009 at 12:55

    Sounds more trouble than it's worth then :(

    depends, i guess. if you had a mac mini, rather than an appletv, then you'd already have the mini on 24/7 so it's a no brainer.

    i'd be tempted to get one and stick it in the corner. it means we could watch freeview, without having a tv. i guess it doesn't solve the issue of there being nothing worth watching though.

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 12:56

    2 reasons: the quotes and OMG THE HAIR

    That has to be attached to the hat

  • James01/10/2009 at 12:56

    OK... this is a GMM story... http://en.f1-l...il/091001075832.shtml

    2 reasons: the quotes and OMG THE HAIR

    I want that hair. I wonder how long it'll take to grow mine to that length? :)

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 12:56

    2 reasons: the quotes and OMG THE HAIR

    he really needs to be told he is not Kimi Rosberg.

  • me01/10/2009 at 12:57

    That has to be attached to the hat

    :)

  • Kathi01/10/2009 at 12:57

    2 reasons: the quotes and OMG THE HAIR

    Kimi has magic hair. It grows about ten times quicker than normal hair #fact

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 12:57

    he really needs to be told he is not Kimi Rosberg.

    He's not Kimi Rosberg, he's Kimi "James Hunt" Raikkonen.

  • James01/10/2009 at 12:58

    Interesting, this. Even more interesting that this comes out at the time Alonso's move to Ferrari has become official, even though Alonso has been deemed innocent.

    You remove Singapore from the 2008 standings and Massa is champion but as I think has been mentioned the results are locked in.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 12:58

    #MFC Top 10 Tech Tips from Tomorrow's World

    What's amusing is imagining a world where these things don't exist...

  • Kathi01/10/2009 at 12:58

    I am not the one who found her on Skype!

    I have no idea what you're talking about *runs*

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 12:59

    You remove Singapore from the 2008 standings and Massa is champion but as I think has been mentioned the results are locked in.

    Yup. Galvao Bueno hinted at Massa visiting a lawyer to examine a loophole, but it looks like that they've decided it won't work.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 13:01

    Yup. Galvao Bueno hinted at Massa visiting a lawyer to examine a loophole, but it looks like that they've decided it won't work.

    it's also not really fair, because as has been mensioned before, teams/drivers will try harder/less hard/stay where they are depending on the results, so massa may have tried hard to keep his lead in other races and crashed or whatever. it all affects each other

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 13:03

    it's also not really fair, because as has been mensioned before, teams/drivers will try harder/less hard/stay where they are depending on the results, so massa may have tried hard to keep his lead in other races and crashed or whatever. it all affects each other

    But you could also argue that what happened in Singapore in and of itself wasn't fair. If Singapore's results were to be judged, I think it would be judged without the wider context of the entire championship. Depends on the judge/jury, I guess.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 13:05

    But you could also argue that what happened in Singapore in and of itself wasn't fair. If Singapore's results were to be judged, I think it would be judged without the wider context of the entire championship. Depends on the judge/jury, I guess.

    Yeah it wasn't fair, but it also wasn't one of the teams that was fighting for the championship. If we found out that Heikki had crashed #sorryamy for Lewis then that would be a whole different kettle of fish

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 13:06

    i'd be tempted to get one and stick it in the corner. it means we could watch freeview, without having a tv. i guess it doesn't solve the issue of there being nothing worth watching though.

    That's my issue... I don't really watch any tv which isn't either on the iPlayer or the iTunes store and they are covered already.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 13:06

    it's also not really fair, because as has been mensioned before, teams/drivers will try harder/less hard/stay where they are depending on the results, so massa may have tried hard to keep his lead in other races and crashed or whatever. it all affects each other

    But you could also argue that what happened in Singapore in and of itself wasn't fair. If Singapore's results were to be judged, I think it would be judged without the wider context of the entire championship. Depends on the judge/jury, I guess.

    The problem is, you can't wipe the race out because it affects how all the subsequent races were run, and therefore those results would become unfair too. Why punish Hamilton for someone else's cheating anyway?

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 13:07

    The problem is, you can't wipe the race out because it affects how all the subsequent races were run, and therefore those results would become unfair too. Why punish Hamilton for someone else's cheating anyway?

    yeah exactly. it's all cause and effect and all that jazz

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 13:08

    Afternoon everyone. You all ok?

    What do yo think of NobleF1's tweet earlier about a 'shock' move in the transfer market?

    Senna or Kubica to McLaren?

  • me01/10/2009 at 13:08

    But you could also argue that what happened in Singapore in and of itself wasn't fair. If Singapore's results were to be judged, I think it would be judged without the wider context of the entire championship. Depends on the judge/jury, I guess.

    also, at some point in singapore massa would've had to pit.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 13:09

    The problem is, you can't wipe the race out because it affects how all the subsequent races were run, and therefore those results would become unfair too. Why punish Hamilton for someone else's cheating anyway?

    But just allowing a result we know is tarnished to stand wouldn't be right, either, I think. This is a very difficult question.

  • James01/10/2009 at 13:09

    also, at some point in singapore massa would've had to pit.

    True but they wouldn't have been rushed because Kimi was behind him.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 13:09

    also, at some point in singapore massa would've had to pit.

    yeah, and he may have done the same thing, ya never know

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 13:09

    also, at some point in singapore massa would've had to pit.

    but without the manual override being activated, the mistake wouldn't have been made.

  • me01/10/2009 at 13:11

    also, at some point in singapore massa would've had to pit.

    but without the manual override being activated, the mistake wouldn't have been made.

    if that were true, the team wouldn't have ditched the system. it was fundamentally flawed and would've tripped them up eventually.

    maybe in the rain panic in brazil?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 13:12

    The problem is, you can't wipe the race out because it affects how all the subsequent races were run, and therefore those results would become unfair too. Why punish Hamilton for someone else's cheating anyway?

    But just allowing a result we know is tarnished to stand wouldn't be right, either, I think. This is a very difficult question.

    It's the same as in football. When a goal that was scored was wrongly disallowed they don't go back and change it. The only fair way would to be to invent a time machine.

    Besides, I always saw that race as Karma for Spa, but that's a whole other argument...

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 13:12

    True but they wouldn't have been rushed because Kimi was behind him.

    And if the wind was blowing in a different direction, and if the world stopped turning and if...

    It happened. I saw who won the race. I saw who won the championship.

    It might not have been fair, but it was what happened.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 13:13

    It's the same as in football. When a goal that was scored was wrongly disallowed they don't go back and change it. The only fair way would to be to invent a time machine.

    I guess so. It's just that a wrongly disallowed goal is an honest mistake. This was a deliberate action.

  • James01/10/2009 at 13:13

    It might not have been fair, but it was what happened.

    I know ;)

    If they finished 1 and 2 as they were when they pitted, Hamilton would have won the championship anyway.

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 13:13

    Does this mean we can go back to 1994 and get Damon his first championship?

  • me01/10/2009 at 13:14

    I guess so. It's just that a wrongly disallowed goal is an honest mistake. This was a deliberate action.

    well... this was a deliberate action... that got found out.

  • me01/10/2009 at 13:14

    Does this mean we can go back to 1994 and get Damon his first championship?

    yes please!

  • James01/10/2009 at 13:14

    If they finished 1 and 2 as they were when they pitted, Hamilton would have won the championship anyway.

    Actually I made a mistake. Massa would have won it ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 13:14

    It's the same as in football. When a goal that was scored was wrongly disallowed they don't go back and change it. The only fair way would to be to invent a time machine.

    I guess so. It's just that a wrongly disallowed goal is an honest mistake. This was a deliberate action.

    It doesn't matter. In both cases, there is potentially a team who benefits and who gains. The point is, what's done is done and there is no possible wayto change it.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 13:14

    Does this mean we can go back to 1994 and get Damon his first championship?

    exactly, theres plenty of these examples

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 13:14

    It doesn't matter. In both cases, there is potentially a team who benefits and who gains. The point is, what's done is done and there is no possible wayto change it.

    Hand of 'God' for example

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 13:15

    It doesn't matter. In both cases, there is potentially a team who benefits and who gains. The point is, what's done is done and there is no possible wayto change it.

    Hand of 'God' for example

    The two Argentinians who sit next to me taunt me lots about that one ;)

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 13:15

    It doesn't matter. In both cases, there is potentially a team who benefits and who gains. The point is, what's done is done and there is no possible way to change it.

    So here's the next question - had they been found out after Brazil 2008, for example, would your opinion be the same? Would the FIA have let the results stand?

  • me01/10/2009 at 13:16

    So here's the next question - had they been found out after Brazil 2008, for example, would your opinion be the same? Would the FIA have let the results stand?

    yes. renault did not ruin massa's shot at the championship.

    ferrari did.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 13:17

    yes. renault did not ruin massa's shot at the championship.

    Massa could have come second or third or fourth or fifth or sixth or seventh and still won the championship.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 13:17

    yes. renault did not ruin massa's shot at the championship.

    but without looking at ferrari's championship and judging renault on its merits alone, should renault have been allowed to keep the win?

  • SLVAaron01/10/2009 at 13:18

    Evening all, in the UK but I am on Japan time ready for this weekend!!!!!!

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 13:18

    So here's the next question - had they been found out after Brazil 2008, for example, would your opinion be the same? Would the FIA have let the results stand?

    Who knows? But that is a very good point - and it's because we don't know that the FIA need to implement a clear set of penalties for sporting transgressions - and more importantly BE CONSISTENT with their application.

    It's one thing I'd like to see Todt / Ari implement in their presidencies.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 13:18

    Evening all, in the UK but I am on Japan time ready for this weekend!!!!!!

    that's brave.

    oh wait, that's what amy does. :D

  • James01/10/2009 at 13:18

    Evening all, in the UK but I am on Japan time ready for this weekend!!!!!!

    I wish I could do that, but there is no way I will be up for free practice this weekend.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 13:18

    It's one thing I'd like to see Todt / Ari implement in their presidencies.

    Agreed.

  • me01/10/2009 at 13:18

    but without looking at ferrari's championship and judging renault on its merits alone, should renault have been allowed to keep the win?

    i've said before, the plan was actually genius. the only flaw was they got busted. so yes.

  • SLVAaron01/10/2009 at 13:19

    oh wait, that's what amy does. :D

    shes got this race easy!!!!!! its 10:30pm here in the UK at the moment, wierd!!!!

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 13:19

    i've said before, the plan was actually genius. the only flaw was they got busted. so yes.

    fair enough.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 13:20

    oooh who are these chancers?

    http://www.wikio.co.uk/news/Alex+Andronov

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 13:20

    It doesn't matter. In both cases, there is potentially a team who benefits and who gains. The point is, what's done is done and there is no possible way to change it.

    So here's the next question - had they been found out after Brazil 2008, for example, would your opinion be the same? Would the FIA have let the results stand?

    Of course!!!

    Did Hamilton crash his car on purpose? No!

    Did Piquet ruin Massa's Championship? No!

    Did Ferrari persist with a faulty pitlane system they knew would cause problems? Yes!

    Did Ferrari's error in the pits cause Massa to lose points? Yes!

    Ferrari, and only Ferrari are to blame for Massa losing point in that race!

    Also remember the way they got the hose out involved personnel not wearing the correct safety gear, yet that was never addressed by the stewards. Should we retrospectively ban Massa too?

  • me01/10/2009 at 13:20

    yes. renault did not ruin massa's shot at the championship.

    Massa could have come second or third or fourth or fifth or sixth or seventh and still won the championship.

    exactly.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 13:21

    Of course!!!

    Same question that I asked Mr C, then: without looking at ferrari's championship and judging renault on its merits alone, should renault have been allowed to keep the win?

  • me01/10/2009 at 13:21

    oooh who are these chancers?

    http://www.wik...uk/news/Alex+Andronov

    have you been googling yourself again?

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 13:21

    i've said before, the plan was actually genius. the only flaw was they got busted. so yes.

    It's only cheating if you get caught?

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 13:22

    So here's the next question - had they been found out after Brazil 2008, for example, would your opinion be the same? Would the FIA have let the results stand?

    Yes, although ferrari would probably have done what they often do and won another dishonest world championship.

    The only way that it could have been resolved fairly if it was discovered before the following race. Anything after that makes the championship a joke as you are penalising people for other teams actions way beyond there control.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 13:22

    shes got this race easy!!!!!! its 10:30pm here in the UK at the moment, wierd!!!!

    but I miss practice :( which I know you UK folk face every Friday if you have no internet access at work but I'm not used to it!

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 13:22

    have you been googling yourself again?

    I never want to miss an opportunity to plug ;)

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 13:22

    The two Argentinians who sit next to me taunt me lots about that one ;)

    There is a very simple retort for those sort of taunts...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 13:23

    Of course!!!

    Same question that I asked Mr C, then: without looking at ferrari's championship and judging renault on its merits alone, should renault have been allowed to keep the win?

    They should be made to return the prize money, which should be donated to a road safety charity. I assume that was part of the punishment already.

    What happened cannot be changed, and if we assume Alonso is innocent we cannot change the result.

  • James01/10/2009 at 13:23

    I've seen that Toro Rosso have apparently confirmed their driver lineup for next year, but all I can find is GMM related articles, anyone find anything else?

  • me01/10/2009 at 13:23

    I never want to miss an opportunity to plug ;)

    i've no idea who they are, but f1 minute is there too. must be some aggregator.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 13:23

    The two Argentinians who sit next to me taunt me lots about that one ;)

    There is a very simple retort for those sort of taunts...

    Which is? 2002?

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 13:24

    I've seen that Toro Rosso have apparently confirmed their driver lineup for next year, but all I can find is GMM related articles, anyone find anything else?

    Nothing I've seen, but that's what I was certainly expecting, and probably many others too.

    There is still that persistent rumor of Loeb driving a one-off at Abu Dhabi, though...

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 13:24

    but I miss practice :( which I know you UK folk face every Friday if you have no internet access at work but I'm not used to it!

    No KFC?

    Maybe we should cordinate a replay time? watching on the web ala sidepodfimclub?

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 13:25

    Which is? 2002?

    Not football... but it might be going to far depending on the context...

  • me01/10/2009 at 13:25

    I've seen that Toro Rosso have apparently confirmed their driver lineup for next year, but all I can find is GMM related articles, anyone find anything else?

    "In case you didn't know, there's no change in our driver line-up, so no story there."

    more than enough for gmm to create a story.

    http://www.tororosso.com/Season/2009/Japan/News/Musical-Chairs/

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 13:25

    No KFC?

    no :(

    I see the news story we were discussing this morning has been solved. My arm hurts.

  • James01/10/2009 at 13:25

    Nothing I've seen, but that's what I was certainly expecting, and probably many others too.

    Found something :D http://www.formula1.com/news/interviews/2009/10/10021.html

    That will do for me.

  • James01/10/2009 at 13:26

    I've seen that Toro Rosso have apparently confirmed their driver lineup for next year, but all I can find is GMM related articles, anyone find anything else?

    "In case you didn't know, there's no change in our driver line-up, so no story there."

    more than enough for gmm to create a story.

    http://www.tor.../News/Musical-Chairs/

    Thanks Mr C :)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 13:26

    i've no idea who they are, but f1 minute is there too. must be some aggregator.

    For reference I don't bother with the vanity searching... But instead use this: http://www.google.com/alerts/ Which collects any new references to whatever you're looking for and e-mails it to you once a day. It's quite random but good for finding blogs that link to you but don't pingback. Obviously you can search but it's harder to find the new ones

  • me01/10/2009 at 13:28

    But instead use this: http://www.google.com/alerts/

    tis okay. i'd figured as much.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 13:28

    no :(

    I see the news story we were discussing this morning has been solved. My arm hurts.

    Nothing to worrry about then!

    *friendlyarmpunch* ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 13:31

    Which is? 2002?

    Not football... but it might be going to far depending on the context...

    I know what you mean now - and I won't go there :(

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 13:31

    Hey - no one tell Christine...

    But Girrafes are the new pandas.

    http://bit.ly/JacGu

    *ducks*

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 13:32

    i've no idea who they are, but f1 minute is there too. must be some aggregator.

    For reference I don't bother with the vanity searching... But instead use this: http://www.google.com/alerts/ Which collects any new references to whatever you're looking for and e-mails it to you once a day. It's quite random but good for finding blogs that link to you but don't pingback. Obviously you can search but it's harder to find the new ones

    How do you do that?

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 13:33

    But Girrafes are the new pandas.

    Hehe, i never realised they had fury lips!

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 13:34

    Do people take notes at these lectures?

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 13:34

    Do people take notes at these lectures?

    Yes.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 13:35

    How do you do that?

    I use the linked site: http://www.google.com/alerts/

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 13:35

    Yes.

    Do i need to take some paper and a pen then?

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 13:35

    Do people take notes at these lectures?

    i was thinking that, i may take my mp3 player, it has a microphone in it

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 13:35

    Do i need to take some paper and a pen then?

    I didn't take any notes at the last one.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 13:35

    How do you do that?

    I use the linked site: http://www.google.com/alerts/

    Yeah I saw that - Would I just ask it to search for 'Making Up The Numbers' in 'blogs'?

  • startledbunny01/10/2009 at 13:35

    Yes.

    Write things out, and then leave them in a drawer for years.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 13:37

    i was thinking that, i may take my mp3 player, it has a microphone in it

    I think there should be a full video replay http://www.playitback.org/

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 13:37

    Yeah I saw that - Would I just ask it to search for 'Making Up The Numbers' in 'blogs'?

    You could put in "Gavin Brown" but that's less likely to work as well for you as it does for me. you could put in site:http://f1numbers.wordpress.com

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 13:37

    I think there should be a full video replay http://www.playitback.org/

    fine :P do it your way ;)

  • me01/10/2009 at 13:37

    Yeah I saw that - Would I just ask it to search for 'Making Up The Numbers' in 'blogs'?

    currently i have:

    - sidepodcast

    - f1 minute

    - christine blachford

    should probably add:

    - christine... on the internet

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 13:38

    Write things out, and then leave them in a drawer for years.

    I was thinking of blogging it, so notes might be usefull... but iwould need to take a bag.

    I would use notepad on my phone but that miight be seen as being rude

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 13:38

    - christine... on the internet

    :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 13:38

    Yeah I saw that - Would I just ask it to search for 'Making Up The Numbers' in 'blogs'?

    currently i have:

    - sidepodcast

    - f1 minute

    - christine blachford

    should probably add:

    - christine... on the internet

    Yeah I did that for 'blogs' - three alerts: 'Making Up The Numbers', 'What Gets My Goat' and 'RubberGoat'...

  • James01/10/2009 at 13:40

    I've updated 2010 grid blog post (not sure why I'm blogging about it ), but I've now included links. http://f1loonie.wordpress.com/2009/09/30/13-2010-grid/

  • Christine01/10/2009 at 13:41

    - christine... on the internet

    Yay :)

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 13:41

    Are these things smart-casual or smart smart? I forget

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 13:42

    Are these things smart-casual or smart smart? I forget

    Tweed and monocle apparently...

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 13:42

    Tweed and monocle apparently...

    Definitely.

    :D

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 13:42

    Tweed and monocle apparently...

    :)

  • startledbunny01/10/2009 at 13:42

    I was thinking of blogging it, so notes might be usefull... but iwould need to take a bag.

    Buy a lickle notepad from Supermarket, cheap. (Other stationery providers are available).

    I would use notepad on my phone but that miight be seen as being rude

    Can you type/write that fast on it?

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 13:43

    Tweed and monocle apparently...

    I'll get my suit out then ;)

  • startledbunny01/10/2009 at 13:43

    Tweed and monocle apparently...

    So the monocle can fall from your eye when you are shocked.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 13:43

    Can you type/write that fast on it?

    Fast enough, i generaly only make 1 or 2 word notes and if i write within a day or 3 thats enough to remember the rest

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 13:44

    Are these things smart-casual or smart smart? I forget

    I think i will be rocking a shirt (collared dontchaknow) and jeans

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 13:44

    I think i will be rocking a shirt (collared dontchaknow) and jeans

    me too, sorted

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 13:45

    Where are you going?

    Will there be food? Food is always a deal breaker...

  • startledbunny01/10/2009 at 13:45

    me too, sorted

    surely a tie rolled up in pocket, just in case?

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 13:47

    surely a tie rolled up in pocket, just in case?

    i would look quite rediculous in a tie and jeans ;)

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 13:47

    Where are you going?

    http://events.imeche.org/EventView.aspx?EventID=664

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 13:48
  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 13:49

    Oooo. Interesting!

    Who's the lecturer? Sounds like the guy doing KERS for Williams.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 13:51

    Who's the lecturer? Sounds like the guy doing KERS for Williams.

    Jon Hilton founder of Flybrid Systems and former chief engineer at cosworth

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 13:53

    Where are you going?

    Will there be food? Food is always a deal breaker...

    I am going to a different motorsport related event this evening and I will be rocking the suit and tie option it is required at the RAC club donchaknow.

    I am going to watch Murray Walker interview Stirling Moss. And there is a meal too.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 13:56

    Right gotta go, speak to y'all later.

  • me01/10/2009 at 13:56

    I am going to a different motorsport related event this evening and I will be rocking the suit and tie option it is required at the RAC club donchaknow.

    we need yourself and nick to use latitude, so we can watch where you both are in london.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 13:58

    we need yourself and nick to use latitude, so we can watch where you both are in london.

    It won't work all the time because of the lack of background processing :(

    However I have got latitude.

  • me01/10/2009 at 14:00

    However I have got latitude.

    yay. nick?

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 14:00

    we need yourself and nick to use latitude, so we can watch where you both are in london.

    eeek!

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 14:00

    yay. nick?

    Can i turn it off if i turn it on?

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 14:01

    Right gotta go, speak to y'all later.

    Know where you are going? hope so, ive just txted andy...

  • me01/10/2009 at 14:01

    Can i turn it off if i turn it on?

    i dunno. alex?

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 14:02

    i dunno. alex?

    Not sure how it works on android... I have to actually open an application to make it work. And as far as I can tell you have to set up friends to share it with... Mr C check your e-mail.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 14:07

    No chance this is going to work is there:

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 14:07

    No chance this is going to work is there:

    heh no...

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 14:09

    No chance this is going to work is there:

    heh no...

    Huh?

  • me01/10/2009 at 14:09

    No chance this is going to work is there:

    is it an embed?

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 14:11

    is it an embed?

    Have e-mailed... it's an iframe.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 14:12

    Have e-mailed... it's an iframe.

    What was I thinking, "yeah there's no chance Mr C would just leave an exploit on his site that would allow any commenter to redirect anyone to anything".

  • me01/10/2009 at 14:12

    Have e-mailed... it's an iframe.

    bugger. will FBFB it later.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 14:14

    bugger. will FBFB it later.

    Sounds good... The real annoying thing about the no background apps thing is that I can't live comment while it updates... Have visions of live commenting from the back of a cab!

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 14:15

    bugger. will FBFB it later.

    It also has a KML or JSON feed

  • me01/10/2009 at 14:16

    It also has a KML or JSON feed

    ooh, integration time. i wonder what we can do with it...

  • me01/10/2009 at 14:16

    Sounds good... The real annoying thing about the no background apps thing is that I can't live comment while it updates... Have visions of live commenting from the back of a cab!

    you have x2 phones?

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 14:17

    you have x2 phones?

    Stupidly not with me...

  • me01/10/2009 at 14:18

    Stupidly not with me...

    ahh. you need to meet up with nikc in tha back of a cab.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 14:22

    Ok i think i have activated it... what do i need to do next?

    I might turn it off as i dont thik i want to tell the world where i live just yet!

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 14:24

    http://bwana.posterous.com/google-wave-to-posterous

    It soooo unfair!

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 14:24

    Here are the approximate locations of where I'll be and where Nick will be tonight

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=116373756310680724149.000474e05bd3cba14e700&ll=51.504055,-0.132222&spn=0.011647,0.021608&z=16

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 14:24

    Any Emerson Fittipaldi fans around?

    http://mantovani.zip.net/images/fittipaldi72_wall.jpg

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 14:27

    I might turn it off as i dont thik i want to tell the world where i live just yet!

    There are two things it seems... One the ability for your device to transmit to your friends on Latitude (of which as you've only just worked out what it is you probably have none).

    And then there is a second thing: http://www.google.com/latitude/apps

    Where you can turn on the ability to share your location in public... Be careful with this you want to turn it on when you are happy sharing your location and turn it off before you go somewhere where you would be unhappy sharing your location...

    On there you can find the embed code and e-mail it to Mr C.

  • me01/10/2009 at 14:29

    I might turn it off as i dont thik i want to tell the world where i live just yet!

    email us the iframe code and we'll embed it later.

  • me01/10/2009 at 14:30

    http://bwana.p...gle-wave-to-posterous

    It soooo unfair!

    i've seen more exciting demos!

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 14:32

    right, I need to dash.

    laters y;'all

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 14:33

    Here are the approximate locations of where I'll be and where Nick will be tonight

    ooh, close together. And then you can go hang out with the Queen by the looks of things too.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 14:34

    Any Emerson Fittipaldi fans around?

    Very nice. The world in black and gold as it should be.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 14:35

    ooh, close together. And then you can go hang out with the Queen by the looks of things too.

    I was assuming that she was coming to my dinner!

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 14:35

    I have never heard of Matt Beer but how can someone who writes this badly get a job with AUTOSPORT??

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/79085

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 14:36

    I have never heard of Matt Beer but how can someone who writes this badly get a job with AUTOSPORT??

    He writes a lot of the second string articles. Eg. He "wrote" the Alonso rehash of the Ferrari press release yesterday

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 14:36

    I was assuming that she was coming to my dinner!

    well with Murray Walker, Stirling Moss and suits and ties (and Alex Andronov) I can't think of anywhere else she'd be instead! Sounds super classy.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 14:37

    well with Murray Walker, Stirling Moss and suits and ties (and Alex Andronov) I can't think of anywhere else she'd be instead! Sounds super classy.

    I feel snubbed to be in brackets ;)

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 14:39

    I feel snubbed to be in brackets ;)

    it started out as a list of people that you will be there with and then I decided I felt rude to leave you out but I was not sure if you could be there with yourself.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 14:39

    He writes a lot of the second string articles. Eg. He "wrote" the Alonso rehash of the Ferrari press release yesterday

    I have never noticed his name before. Clearly he has seen a press release and turned it round in 30 seconds without engaging his brain. Looks like an online translation of the Ukrainian or translation by someone who doesn't have English as a first language. Either way putting it out like that is pathetic.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 14:40

    it started out as a list of people that you will be there with and then I decided I felt rude to leave you out but I was not sure if you could be there with yourself.

    But via doohicky, latitude and drop.io you're all coming with me :)

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 14:41

    email us the iframe code and we'll embed it later.

    Ok will do i dont think it works untill i start maps anyway ;)

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 14:41

    But via doohicky, latitude and drop.io you're all coming with me :)

    i heart technology.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 14:44

    Ok will do i dont think it works untill i start maps anyway ;)

    Don't worry we all know that you live in the McLaren Technology Center. Just like we know that Amy lives at the Australian Grand Prix

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 14:46

    http://events....View.aspx?EventID=664

    Not fair sounds like it will be a good talk. Will keep an eye out for the playback of it

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 14:46

    Don't worry we all know that you live in the McLaren Technology Center. Just like we know that Amy lives at the Australian Grand Prix

    I live in the third garage from the left and I bathe in the lake.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 14:46

    But via doohicky, latitude and drop.io you're all coming with me :)

    Do we need suits and ties to read your coments?

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 14:47

    Do we need suits and ties to read your coments?

    I think you might!

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 14:50

    Do we need suits and ties to read your coments?

    Don't forget your monocle!!

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 14:58

    Don't forget your monocle!!

    An new old fashioned program: Do not adjust your monocle

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 14:58

    Anyone seen these plans for a new circuit in Holland?

    My dutch speeaking isn't up to scratch to understand it... aka I don't know any of what it aays :)

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 14:59

    Anyone seen these plans for a new circuit in Holland?

    For a second there, I thought I saw Flavioland.

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 15:00

    For a second there, I thought I saw Flavioland.

    Hehehe! Looks odd to me. Is it on an island? or something?

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 15:00

    For a second there, I thought I saw Flavioland.

    On a serious note, not too impressed with the initial layout. It looks familiar, though. Where have I seen this before... Was it in GT4?

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 15:02

    ah, update from a dutch friend

    They want to build some sort of race park with circuits for powerboats, motorcross, an oval and lots of other things and it'll be build according to FIA regulations, so they could organise F1 races.

  • James01/10/2009 at 15:04

    I've just been updating some stats and have discovered that Timo Glock has completed more laps than any other driver this year!

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 15:06

    Anyone seen these plans for a new circuit in Holland?

    There are a lot of sites carrying the story. There is still a great circuit in Holland that had to stop having a GP due to complaints about noise if I remember correctly. Zandvoort is/was a fabulous track designed by John Hugenholz who also designed Suzuka. A bi like Tilke but with a brain.

  • James01/10/2009 at 15:06

    I've just been updating some stats and have discovered that Timo Glock has completed more laps than any other driver this year!

    of course, I have now jinxed that. #sorryRG

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 15:08

    A quick babelfish translation suggests they could be ready to hold a GP by 2012.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 15:08

    Time to head to the evil outside. Back in a couple of hours.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 15:09

    A quick babelfish translation suggests they could be ready to hold a GP by 2012.

    Portimao for me is more deserving and more likely to get a GP first.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 15:10

    Portimao for me is more deserving and more likely to get a GP first.

    We don't know anything about this track yet beyond a sketch

  • James01/10/2009 at 15:10

    Portimao for me is more deserving and more likely to get a GP first.

    They won't though, they are in Europe. Bernie doesn't like Europe anymore. ;)

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 15:11

    They won't though, they are in Europe. Bernie doesn't like Europe anymore. ;)

    If Valencia keeps having empty stands and lack the necessary support, it can be dropped for Portimao.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 15:11

    They won't though, they are in Europe. Bernie doesn't like Europe anymore. ;)

    Once Ari gets in Bernie's days are numbered.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 15:11

    We don't know anything about this track yet beyond a sketch

    Exactly. Portimao's been around a while and the racing hasn't been half bad.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 15:12

    Once Ari gets in Bernie's days are numbered.

    IF Ari gets in.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 15:13

    Exactly. Portimao's been around a while and the racing hasn't been half bad.

    Lots of GP circuits have great racing in other classes. That can't be taken as a guide.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 15:14

    Lots of GP circuits have great racing in other classes. That can't be taken as a guide.

    True, but can anything be worse than Valencia?

  • James01/10/2009 at 15:14

    If Valencia keeps having empty stands and lack the necessary support, it can be dropped for Portimao.

    I'd rather have Imola back, haven't seen enough of Portimao.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 15:15

    IF Ari gets in.

    I think it is looking a lot more promising than it was. South Africa is trying to pull the whole of Africa behind him after Todt made some stupid comments. Saudi Arabia has a lot of power in the Middle East and Ukraine is trying to pull in votes from Eastern Europe. I think it is about to get interesting.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 15:16

    Lots of GP circuits have great racing in other classes. That can't be taken as a guide.

    Valencia had really good GP2 races, so they say :D :D

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 15:16

    True, but can anything be worse than Valencia?

    All street circuits should be banned. They are utterly pointless.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 15:16

    Valencia had really good GP2 races, so they say :D :D

    I bet Formula Fords are great round Valencia.

  • James01/10/2009 at 15:17

    All street circuits should be banned. They are utterly pointless.

    I'd keep Singapore along with Monaco obviously, but thats it.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 15:17

    I am going out. You can't make me stay by posting comments.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 15:17

    I think it is looking a lot more promising than it was. South Africa is trying to pull the whole of Africa behind him after Todt made some stupid comments. Saudi Arabia has a lot of power in the Middle East and Ukraine is trying to pull in votes from Eastern Europe. I think it is about to get interesting.

    That is good news, indeed. But we have yet to see if it's enough, and if Ari can get the moderates in Todt's cabinet (i.e. Boeri and Craw) to quietly switch their support.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 15:17

    I'd keep Singapore along with Monaco obviously, but thats it.

    Agreed.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 15:18

    I'd keep Singapore along with Monaco obviously, but thats it.

    Singapore is Valencia with a glittery backdrop. It does nothing that a race circuit should do. Monaco will stay on the claendar until a car goes into the crowd and kills 60 people then they will decide it is too dangerous.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 15:20

    Singapore is Valencia with a glittery backdrop. It does nothing that a race circuit should do. Monaco will stay on the claendar until a car goes into the crowd and kills 60 people then they will decide it is too dangerous.

    If that's the case, Singapore's more likely to stay on the calendar than Monaco.

    Regardless, for all of the race's boredom, the circuit pays its fees to FOM and is popular to fans who watch it live.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 15:21

    The Abu Dhabi circuit just released a commercial on CNN. They do race updates in their commercials. Post-Singapore commercial mentioned a bizarre rumor of a seat swap for Heikki and Rubens. That's freaky-bizarre.

  • me01/10/2009 at 15:22

    I am going out. You can't make me stay by posting comments.

    paul di resta deserves his f1 break. discuss...

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 15:22

    The Abu Dhabi circuit just released a commercial on CNN. They do race updates in their commercials. Post-Singapore commercial mentioned a bizarre rumor of a seat swap for Heikki and Rubens. That's freaky-bizarre.

    *spits drink out*

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 15:23

    The Abu Dhabi circuit just released a commercial on CNN. They do race updates in their commercials. Post-Singapore commercial mentioned a bizarre rumor of a seat swap for Heikki and Rubens. That's freaky-bizarre.

    Jonathon Noble's twitter hinted at a big driver announcement for next season - maybe that's it?

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 15:23

    *spits drink out*

    Maybe THAT'S the shock rumor Mr Noble was referring to?

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 15:23

    Regardless, for all of the race's boredom, the circuit pays its fees to FOM and is popular to fans who watch it live.

    that's because its new and unique. If somone else like hongkong did a better street night race, noone would to to Singapore

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 15:23

    Jonathon Noble's twitter hinted at a big driver announcement for next season - maybe that's it?

    My thoughts exactly. But wow, that would be BIZARRE.

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 15:24

    Maybe THAT'S the shock rumor Mr Noble was referring to?

    preposterous!

  • James01/10/2009 at 15:24

    paul di resta deserves his f1 break. discuss...

    Hehe Mr C :D

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 15:24

    My thoughts exactly. But wow, that would be BIZARRE.

    Surely Macca come off better in that deal?

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 15:24

    The Abu Dhabi circuit just released a commercial on CNN. They do race updates in their commercials. Post-Singapore commercial mentioned a bizarre rumor of a seat swap for Heikki and Rubens. That's freaky-bizarre.

    *blink* *blink*

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 15:25

    that's because its new and unique. If somone else like hongkong did a better street night race, noone would to to Singapore

    But when HK tried to do it in 2000-ish, they couldn't pull it off. And I honestly think that Singapore will out-organize HK - I'm basing this on what I saw when I visited the two regions. I wonder if Wolf would agree.

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 15:25

    My thoughts exactly. But wow, that would be BIZARRE.

    So... amy goes to south wales, I go to melbourne?

    I could do that.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 15:25

    *spits drink out*

    I concur!

    Turning on maps/ latitude

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 15:25

    Surely Macca come off better in that deal?

    For a single season. If such a deal were true, both would only be 1-year deals, I think.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 15:27

    I could accept Rubens. He would be the only acceptable non Finn.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 15:28

    I could accept Rubens. He would be the only acceptable non Finn.

    Would provide an interesting secondary storyline behind Kimi vs Fernando. Felipe vs Rubens...

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 15:29

    I could accept Rubens. He would be the only acceptable non Finn.

    Di grassi? :P

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 15:29

    I could accept Rubens. He would be the only acceptable non Finn.

    I don't want Heikki at Brawn :(

    #sorryamy

    It'd be like... like not having mint sauce with a roast dinner or something. It's simply ludicrous!!

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 15:29

    Di grassi? :P

    not at McLaren, but just randomly wwalking around in front of camera, yes.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 15:30

    It'd be like... like not having mint sauce with a roast dinner or something. It's simply ludicrous!!

    no mint sauce with roast = ultimate roast.

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 15:30

    I wouldn't want Heikki @ Brawn either! I think one of the reason's both JB and RB have done so well this season is how hard they push each other.

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 15:30

    no mint sauce with roast = ultimate roast.

    Ludicrous!!

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 15:31

    Train arriving. Don't know if you can see me. Now to meet the guys!

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 15:31

    no mint sauce with roast = ultimate roast.

    No roast potatos = joke roast

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 15:31

    I wouldn't want Heikki @ Brawn either! I think one of the reason's both JB and RB have done so well this season is how hard they push each other.

    I wouldn't want him at Brawn either, I think it would make his rep even worse #sorryheikki

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 15:32

    No roast potatos = joke roast

    yes. potatoes = good. mint sauce = bad.

  • James01/10/2009 at 15:33

    Would provide an interesting secondary storyline behind Kimi vs Fernando. Felipe vs Rubens...

    You mean Hamilton vs Alonso, no?

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 15:34

    Y'know... I kinda wanna see Villeneuve get a drive next season...

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 15:34

    You mean Hamilton vs Alonso, no?

    Oops, yeah, that one. :D

  • Janna01/10/2009 at 15:35

    Hello everyone, been lurking between sleeps as am off work sick again. I think someone's been reading our conversations again, we were talking about Kindle/Sony Reader yesterday and now msn have this

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 15:39

    Hello everyone, been lurking between sleeps as am off work sick again. I think someone's been reading our conversations again, we were talking about Kindle/Sony Reader yesterday and now msn have this

    The internet basically reads Sidepodcast and steals our comments with articles and stuff. Too much evidence. ;)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 15:42

    The internet basically reads Sidepodcast and steals our comments with articles and stuff. Too much evidence. ;)

    I think that's the reason it's so hard to leave. Doohicky is the center of the internet.

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 15:44

    I think that's the reason it's so hard to leave. Doohicky is the center of the internet.

    I read recently that there will be a new author writing the next installment of the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy. I suspect he will have to change the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything from 42 to the Doohickey.

    Ahem, I mean Deep Thought will change the answer.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 15:44

    I think that's the reason it's so hard to leave. Doohicky is the center of the internet.

    It also bends time, this article says that the average Briton is online 30 hours a week. I know it is 100% fact "for sure" I am on Doohickey 30 hours a day.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 15:44

    oh I was so excited to be doohickeying I forgot the link. Just take my word for it.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 15:53

    We have met!

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 15:54

    We have met!

    pictures or it didn't happen!

  • James01/10/2009 at 15:57

    I am blogging a bit too much at the moment, but fueled by the discussion on circuits from earlier, http://f1loonie.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/14-the-ideal-race-calendar/

  • me01/10/2009 at 15:59

    I am blogging a bit too much at the moment, but fueled by the discussion on circuits from earlier, http://f1looni...-ideal-race-calendar/

    pinger 1 - james 0

    ;)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 15:59

    pinger 1 - james 0

    :)

  • James01/10/2009 at 15:59

    pinger 1 - james 0

    By 5 seconds. close stuff :D

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 16:03

    Anyone good in Brazilian? From f1brazil on Twitter:

    Williams veta participação de 14ª equipe no Mundial de 2010 http://migre.me/857z

    Not that it'll probably matter (if USF1 do indeed not make it), but Williams just love being the spoiler, no?

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 16:04

    Also, Suzuka has renovated their paddock to be at par with Fuji. That's excellent news. Brad Spurgeon approves.

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 16:05

    Anyone good in Brazilian? From f1brazil on Twitter:

    Portuguese ;)

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 16:06

    Portuguese ;)

    Yeah, yeah. :P

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 16:07

    Friday morning already, and still no FOM Singapore videos - not even the onboard. What gives? :(

  • Amy01/10/2009 at 16:08

    Friday morning already, and still no FOM Singapore videos - not even the onboard. What gives? :(

    they've always taken a bit longer with the back-to-backs this year

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 16:10

    they've always taken a bit longer with the back-to-backs this year

    but it's the FIRST race of a back to back. what's the holdup?

    also, the onboard is usually out by now, at the latest...

  • startledbunny01/10/2009 at 16:12

    Williams veta participação de 14ª equipe no Mundial de 2010 http://migre.me/857z

    Put through Yahoo Translator

    Williams vetoes participation of 14ª team in the World-wide one of 2010

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 16:13

    Anyone good in Brazilian? From f1brazil on Twitter:

    Williams veta participação de 14ª equipe no Mundial de 2010 http://migre.me/857z

    Not that it'll probably matter (if USF1 do indeed not make it), but Williams just love being the spoiler, no?

    Williams vetoes entry of 14th team for 2010

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 16:13

    Put through Yahoo Translator

    Williams vetoes participation of 14ª team in the World-wide one of 2010

    The C's aren't huge fans of translators, which is why I'm asking if someone knows the language. But the title needed no translation - Williams, veta and 14 said it all.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 16:14

    Williams vetoes entry of 14th team for 2010

    Good at Portuguese, MoJoker? Any idea what the article says?

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 16:14

    The C's aren't huge fans of translators, which is why I'm asking if someone knows the language. But the title needed no translation - Williams, veta and 14 said it all.

    Damn. Was hoping for 'Williams say Rubens is not joining 14 times in a row to shut up the media....veta'

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 16:18

    Good at Portuguese, MoJoker? Any idea what the article says?

    Using Google Translate (Sorry C's!) the gist of it is that according to an interview between Williams F1 and german motor magazine, Williams feel that since one or more teams will probably not make it for next year the question of allowing 14 teams should not come up.

    The claim of the FIA to conduct a World Cup with 14 teams in 2010, after the confirmation of the Lotus as the last time with a guaranteed place and BMW Sauber / Qadbak as a competitor for a job, were vetoed Thursday by (1) Williams. The English team objected to the proposed increase by arguing that the grid does not believe that the four teams listed for release next year - USF1, and Manor Fields - will succeed in doing this.

    According to technical director Sam Michael, Williams does not believe that all new teams will be on the grid. "Therefore, the question involving 14 stables in the World Cup will not be raised," said the leader, in a report in German magazine Auto Motor und Sport.

    And, according to the same publication, the following USF1 supposed to be the team with more risk to take your project forward. In the article, the magazine says that the U.S. plant chosen as the seat does not have any equipment to produce the cars.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 16:20

    Blimmin heck, does anything exist that Williams cannot veto?? I think their right to veto should be removed, they obviously can't behave responsibly with it.....

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 16:20

    So they think that USF1 and Virgin won't make it, leaving a 12-team grid.

    So USF1 might only have a windtunnel, but not have the equipment to produce cars? I'd find that surprising.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 16:22

    Using Google Translate (Sorry C's!) the gist of it is that according to an interview between Williams F1 and german motor magazine, Williams feel that since one or more teams will probably not make it for next year the question of allowing 14 teams should not come up.

    Now, let's see if an article comes out with a translation close to what's written here.

  • startledbunny01/10/2009 at 16:23

    Blimmin heck, does anything exist that Williams cannot veto?? I think their right to veto should be removed, they obviously can't behave responsibly with it.....

    Didn't EJ (who invented everything) mention them on the Red Button Forum in Singapore, regarding them stopping teams increasing the thickness of the brake discs from 28mm to 32mm next year?

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 16:23

    There is only one way to solve this:

    FOTA: So Frank, all the team principals want to go the bar...

    Sir Frank W: I veto that. I want to go to the restaraunt.

    F:But we've all agreed? We all want a drink...

    FW: Veto. I want some food.

    F: OK then, how about we go to both?

    FW: Veto. Only one choice is acceptable.

    F: ...We want you to join us.

    FW: I don't want to join you......damn

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 16:24

    There is only one way to solve this:

    Brilliant Lukeh! :D

  • startledbunny01/10/2009 at 16:25

    There is only one way to solve this:

    Fiiiiiiiiiight!

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 16:25

    Didn't EJ (who invented everything) mention them on the Red Button Forum in Singapore, regarding them stopping teams increasing the thickness of the brake discs from 28mm to 32mm next year?

    Yeah he did. I'm sure I remember other examples as well. It's pathetic. I don't understand. They're vetoing on the basis that there won't be any need to even talk about it. But if it's a pointless discussion, why bother to veto it. Having a grid slot would let ex-BMW make some proper plans for next year. You can deal with other teams dropping out later....

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 16:26

    Didn't EJ (who invented everything) mention them on the Red Button Forum in Singapore, regarding them stopping teams increasing the thickness of the brake discs from 28mm to 32mm next year?

    I have heard that too.

    I think sometimes you need a team like Williams who are willing to stand against the tide. For example, by restricting the number of teams, the share of money per team would therefore be increased. For a team like Ferrari with the support of Fiat and major sponsorship deals, moneys no problem but for new teams and privateers like Williams, every little helps.

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 16:29

    I think sometimes you need a team like Williams who are willing to stand against the tide. For example, by restricting the number of teams, the share of money per team would therefore be increased. For a team like Ferrari with the support of Fiat and major sponsorship deals, moneys no problem but for new teams and privateers like Williams, every little helps.

    But to veto for the sake of vetoing? That's what it seems like to me.

    Meanwhile, a new Abu Dhabi commercial has come out. It now says Kimi's going to McLaren. I may have just misheard the last commercial. :D

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 16:29

    Maybe when I go... I should go like this:

    http://news.slashdot.org/story/09/09/29/193234/A-Geek-Funeral

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3961372582/in/photostream/

  • Journeyer01/10/2009 at 16:31

    And with still no video on F1.com, am off to sleep. Good night.

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 16:32

    And with still no video on F1.com, am off to sleep. Good night.

    Night!

  • jpancoast01/10/2009 at 16:32

    Anyone good in Brazilian? From f1brazil on Twitter:

    Portuguese ;)

    About 20 years ago when I was studying spanish I could also read and understand Portuegese and Italian.

    But that was 20 years ago ;)

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 16:32

    Ooooh also I actually remembered to go to my Italian class and I stayed awake throughout. I'm really proud of myself. I feel I'm making a lot more improvement now. I think everyone should learn a language!

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 16:33

    Are you tracking us?

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 16:34

    Are you tracking us?

    I'm not sure we can yet...

  • MoJoker01/10/2009 at 16:34

    But to veto for the sake of vetoing? That's what it seems like to me.

    Anyone have a record of the things they have supposedly vetoed? I agreed with them when they vetoed Schui getting to test this year as the teams didn't do that for any of the other new drivers!

  • jpancoast01/10/2009 at 16:34

    Ooooh also I actually remembered to go to my Italian class and I stayed awake throughout. I'm really proud of myself. I feel I'm making a lot more improvement now. I think everyone should learn a language!

    I know (to varying degrees): Perl, C, C++, Python, Ruby, and Java :)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 16:35

    I'm not sure we can yet...

    Mr C hasn't put the embed code in yet as he's v busy

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 16:35

    I know (to varying degrees): Perl, C, C++, Python, Ruby, and Java :)

    :)

    Been coding in Perl all day!

  • jpancoast01/10/2009 at 16:37

    Been coding in Perl all day!

    Perl was the first language I got to know pretty good. I don't use it much anymore, as I've switched to Python for most of the stuff I used to user Perl for (systems administration tasks, etc.) (Also add PHP and Assembly to the list :) ).

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 16:38

    Perl was the first language I got to know pretty good. I don't use it much anymore, as I've switched to Python for most of the stuff I used to user Perl for (systems administration tasks, etc.) (Also add PHP and Assembly to the list :) ).

    I would probably switch to Python but we have too much Perl to do it quickly. We're probably putting off they inevitable though. Mr C doesn't like Python for some reason.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 16:38

    Mr C hasn't put the embed code in yet as he's v busy

    are we not a priority?

    :P

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 16:39

    are we not a priority?

    your call is important to us. Please hold ;)

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 16:40

    Boooo no tech talk in here :(

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 16:41

    Boooo no tech talk in here :(

    There's no tech talk... honest ;)

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 16:42

    There's no tech talk... honest ;)

    You're talking about knitting?

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 16:42

    You're talking about knitting?

    Knit one Perl one. We're making a Pyhon out of knitting... Well Crochet really :)

  • jpancoast01/10/2009 at 16:43

    I would probably switch to Python but we have too much Perl to do it quickly. We're probably putting off they inevitable though. Mr C doesn't like Python for some reason.

    At this current job I'm not writing huge applications, just automating tasks to help me out, so it's fairly easy to use whatever. The other developers are supporting a HUGE codebase of coldfusion. Luckily I don't have to use coldfusion at all, Just maintain the servers.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 16:43

    Knit one Perl one. We're making a Pyhon out of knitting... Well Crochet really :)

    (heh heh he jpancoast I think I've got away with that one :) )

  • jpancoast01/10/2009 at 16:44

    (heh heh he jpancoast I think I've got away with that one :) )

    errr... uhhh... uhmmm...

    I hear Kubica's gonna drive for Lotus next year! *runs and hides*

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 16:45

    I hear Kubica's gonna drive for Lotus next year! *runs and hides*

    What's that got to do with knitting ;)

  • RG01/10/2009 at 16:45

    What's that got to do with knitting ;)

    Keen knitter is Kubica.

    Hey everybody.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 16:46

    Hey everybody.

    Hey RG!

  • jpancoast01/10/2009 at 16:46

    What's that got to do with knitting ;)

    I don't know! I froze! Too much pressure!

    :)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 16:46

    I don't know! I froze! Too much pressure!

    :)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 16:46

    I don't know! I froze! Too much pressure!

    You were a jpancoast in the headlights!

  • me01/10/2009 at 16:47

    sorry all. having a busy day.

    find people: http://sidepodcast.com/playground/location.php

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 16:48

    sorry all. having a busy day.

    It's okay Mr C... I told Nick that his call was important to us :)

  • RG01/10/2009 at 16:48

    find people: http://sidepod...ayground/location.php

    This is just giving us a perfect opportunity to spy on them now isn't it.

  • me01/10/2009 at 16:48

    It's okay Mr C... I told Nick that his call was important to us :)

    true story.

  • James01/10/2009 at 16:48

    find people: http://sidepod...ayground/location.php

    Hehe cool.

    but I'm sorry Mr C, I know what Christine will say, Homepage! :P

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 16:49

    This is just giving us a perfect opportunity to spy on them now isn't it.

    Yes it is... Right...

    I'm going to jump in a taxi now, see if it works :)

  • me01/10/2009 at 16:49

    Friday morning already, and still no FOM Singapore videos - not even the onboard. What gives? :(

    i've been a bit busy.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 16:49

    I'm going to jump in a taxi now, see if it works :)

    When I say now...

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 16:50

    When I say now...

    ...hold on.

  • me01/10/2009 at 16:50

    but I'm sorry Mr C, I know what Christine will say, Homepage! :P

    i forgot the confidential tag, didn't i?

  • James01/10/2009 at 16:52

    i forgot the confidential tag, didn't i?

    Yep :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 16:53

    Today we had a massive cake at work to celebrate 25 years of a successful project. I have drop.io'd the pics. It was a sponge cake with jam and cream covered in marizpan. It was so massive that after 2 helpings for all 30 of us, half of the cake was still left! Really yummy though!

    Cake 1

    Cake 2

  • jpancoast01/10/2009 at 16:55

    Today we had a massive cake at work to celebrate 25 years of a successful project. I have drop.io'd the pics. It was a sponge cake with jam and cream covered in marizpan. It was so massive that after 2 helpings for all 30 of us, half of the cake was still left! Really yummy though!

    Pfft.

    I thought you said the cake was "massive"! ;)

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 16:56

    Today we had a massive cake at work to celebrate 25 years of a successful project. I have drop.io'd the pics. It was a sponge cake with jam and cream covered in marizpan. It was so massive that after 2 helpings for all 30 of us, half of the cake was still left! Really yummy though!

    Ooh I bet it atsted pixelated-y.

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 16:56

    Ooh I bet it tasted pixelated-y.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 16:56

    Today we had a massive cake at work to celebrate 25 years of a successful project. I have drop.io'd the pics. It was a sponge cake with jam and cream covered in marizpan. It was so massive that after 2 helpings for all 30 of us, half of the cake was still left! Really yummy though!

    Pfft.

    I thought you said the cake was "massive"! ;)

    Well, maybe not massive by American standards... ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 16:56

    Ooh I bet it tasted pixelated-y.

    Yes it did ;)

    Had to cover an obvious logo...

  • jpancoast01/10/2009 at 16:58

    Well, maybe not massive by American standards... ;)

    :)

    Congrats, though!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 16:59

    Well, maybe not massive by American standards... ;)

    :)

    Congrats, though!

    Cheers - I have had absolutely nothing to do with it, but the cake was nice ;)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:05

    Right I'm in the cab now

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 17:06

    As you may or may not know... we are here!

  • James01/10/2009 at 17:06

    Right I'm in the cab now

    Your moving! yay. :)

  • me01/10/2009 at 17:07

    Right I'm in the cab now

    Your moving! yay. :)

    w00t!

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 17:07

    Right I'm in the cab now

    2nd place!

  • me01/10/2009 at 17:07

    As you may or may not know... we are here!

    all of ya?

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:08

    Your moving! yay. :)

    woohoo

  • James01/10/2009 at 17:10

    w00t!

    woohoo

    It is slightly weird tracking you.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:10

    2nd place!

    are you in a pub then?

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:12

    There should be an in car pic on the drop

  • James01/10/2009 at 17:13

    There should be an in car pic on the drop

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-261

    Nice shoes Alex ;)

  • Janna01/10/2009 at 17:13

    There should be an in car pic on the drop

    I can see a foot ;)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:16

    Nice shoes Alex ;)

    heh. Frayed shoelaces and everything!

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:23

    Not much going on now. Stuck on strand. There seems to be quite a bit of traffic in London at rush hour - who knew? ;)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:25

    Another shot on it's way to the drop nelson's column is in the shot but there's too much light to see it.

  • RG01/10/2009 at 17:26

    Another shot on it's way to the drop nelson's column is in the shot but there's too much light to see it.

    Am now thinking its nelson piquet's column....

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:27

    Am now thinking its nelson piquet's column....

    :)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:33

    Have arrived. Have dropped a video of nelson piquet's corner and a huge stretch limo I found.

  • me01/10/2009 at 17:39

    Have arrived. Have dropped a video of nelson piquet's corner and a huge stretch limo I found.

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-263

    you likes to travel in style.

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 17:39

    Hellllooooooooooo

  • me01/10/2009 at 17:39

    Hellllooooooooooo

    hey, jackie.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:40

    Talk about London prices £4 a pint! Cor!

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 17:40

    Hiya, how's you? .. I'm knackered

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:40

    Talk about London prices £4 a pint! Cor!

    have dropped that too.

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 17:41

    .. and comfort eating, got a bowl full of macaroni cheese yummy

  • me01/10/2009 at 17:41

    Hiya, how's you? .. I'm knackered

    we're tracking alex and nick on various excursion in london:

    http://sidepodcast.dev/playground/location.php

    how comes you're tired?

  • Dan Brunell01/10/2009 at 17:42

    Hey Jackie and hey everyone.

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 17:42

    how comes you're tired?

    LOL age maybe. I dont sleep well so then I go to work tired, come home even more tired, still cant sleep. It's been a vivious circle all week

  • me01/10/2009 at 17:43

    Hey Jackie and hey everyone.

    hey dan. would you pay £4 for a pint?

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 17:43

    we're tracking alex and nick on various excursion in london:

    Sidepodcast.dev?

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 17:44

    wah, I can't get that last link to work

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)01/10/2009 at 17:44

    Talk about London prices £4 a pint! Cor!

    You been 'alf inched guv'nor!

  • me01/10/2009 at 17:44

    Sidepodcast.dev?

    hehe. you can't see that can ya?

    http://sidepodcast.com/playground/location.php

    .dev is the test machine. soz.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 17:44

    Evening. You're making me miss London what with the going places and stuff.

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 17:44

    Hi Dan

  • Dan Brunell01/10/2009 at 17:44

    hey dan. would you pay £4 for a pint?

    Let me convert it... $6.50 for a pint of beer... depends on the beer.

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 17:44

    hehe. you can't see that can ya?

    Nope! I was about to say that it wasn't working but that makes sense :P

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 17:45

    now that's clever

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:46

    now that's clever

    I've just roamed across London. Have found out that the nearest cash machine is back near nelson piquet's column.

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 17:47

    where are the two of them off to?

  • me01/10/2009 at 17:47

    I've just roamed across London. Have found out that the nearest cash machine is back near nelson piquet's column.

    it may have stopped updating?

  • me01/10/2009 at 17:47

    where are the two of them off to?

    alex is meeting murray walker and nick is meeting a man who makes kers.

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 17:48

    I've just roamed across London. Have found out that the nearest cash machine is back near nelson piquet's column.

    No beer for Alex :(

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:48

    I've just roamed across London. Have found out that the nearest cash machine is back near nelson piquet's column.

    if it's a ING machine then it's fate :)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:48

    alex is meeting murray walker and nick is meeting a man who makes kers.

    the ticket is up on the drop.

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 17:49

    alex is meeting murray walker and nick is meeting a man who makes kers.

    Jealous .. thought about doing the Murray dinner but decided it was too expensive

  • Dan Brunell01/10/2009 at 17:49

    we're tracking alex and nick on various excursion in london:

    I love this sort of thing. Virtual stalking. Makes me feel like I'm in a spy thriller.

    Let me convert it... $6.50 for a pint of beer... depends on the beer.

    Actually, if I cost it out, that is about the price my homebrew comes out to. After buying all the ingredients and little bit through equipment.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:49

    it may have stopped updating?

    I'm finishing my £4 pint first :)

  • Janna01/10/2009 at 17:50

    I'm finishing my £4 pint first :)

    Picture on the drop looks like you've already drunk £2.00 worth

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 17:50

    Hope you both have a wonderful time

  • me01/10/2009 at 17:50

    I'm finishing my £4 pint first :)

    ooooh.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:50

    Jealous .. thought about doing the Murray dinner but decided it was too expensive

    it is too expensive. But this will only happen once Stirling and Murray.

  • me01/10/2009 at 17:50

    Picture on the drop looks like you've already drunk £2.00 worth

    :D :D :D

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 17:51

    Stirling as well .. wow

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:51

    Picture on the drop looks like you've already drunk £2.00 worth

    all done now. As a given fo the whole evening evidence will be on the drop :)

  • Janna01/10/2009 at 17:52

    the ticket is up on the drop.

    Looking at the dress code, will we get a picture of your cocktail dress?

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 17:52

    Is Alex also book signing?

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 17:53

    Looking at the dress code, will we get a picture of your cocktail dress?

    :)

    I'm putting my tie on now! (well I'm commenting now but you get the idea :)

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 17:54

    I'm putting my tie on now! (well I'm commenting now but you get the idea :)

    Is Kat going too?

  • Dan Brunell01/10/2009 at 17:55

    I'm putting my tie on now! (well I'm commenting now but you get the idea :)

    Just in case you need help: http://folds.net/bowtie/

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 17:58

    I love the page heading

    "Location

    Positioning Stuff" Stuff if wonderful

  • me01/10/2009 at 17:58

    all done now. As a given fo the whole evening evidence will be on the drop :)

    this may need a guest post, to tie it up nicely once you're done.

  • me01/10/2009 at 17:58

    Stuff if wonderful

    :)

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 18:02

    Just looking at that latitude program, amazing what it can do

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 18:03

    this may need a guest post, to tie it up nicely once you're done.

    sounds like a plan :)

  • me01/10/2009 at 18:03

    Just looking at that latitude program, amazing what it can do

    if you set it up, we can add you too.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 18:03

    Video on way to drop :) tie and all!

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 18:04

    Just looking at that latitude program, amazing what it can do

    on move again

  • Dan Brunell01/10/2009 at 18:04

    if you set it up, we can add you too.

    What does that require? One of those fancy iPhones or Google whatevers?

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 18:05

    Right I'm at the RAC now. Still a bit early.

  • me01/10/2009 at 18:06

    What does that require? One of those fancy iPhones or Google whatevers?

    - Android-powered devices, such as the T-Mobile G1

    - iPhone and iPod touch devices

    - most color BlackBerry devices

    - most Windows Mobile 5.0+ devices

    - most Symbian S60 devices (Nokia smartphones)

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 18:07

    paul di resta deserves his f1 break. discuss...

    Absolutely.

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 18:07

    Absolutely.

    that's hardly discussion

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 18:08

    that's hardly discussion

    you need to write a blog post to convince us :D

  • lou01/10/2009 at 18:08

    I'm not really here... just thought i'd mention another photographer replied to my email today :) am still buzzing that i have a little email from Lorenzo in my inbox though :D

  • Dan Brunell01/10/2009 at 18:09

    - Android-powered devices, such as the T-Mobile G1

    - iPhone and iPod touch devices

    - most color BlackBerry devices

    - most Windows Mobile 5.0+ devices

    - most Symbian S60 devices (Nokia smartphones)

    Trying... not... to... spend.... money.... eeeeeeeee......ahhhhhhh...

    Thanks

  • me01/10/2009 at 18:09

    I'm not really here... just thought i'd mention another photographer replied to my email today :) am still buzzing that i have a little email from Lorenzo in my inbox though :D

    yay!

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 18:09

    I'm not really here... just thought i'd mention another photographer replied to my email today :) am still buzzing that i have a little email from Lorenzo in my inbox though :D

    Is that good? (soory for being dumb and having no clue who he is)

  • me01/10/2009 at 18:09

    Trying... not... to... spend.... money.... eeeeeeeee......ahhhhhhh...

    you know you want us to follow you ;)

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 18:10

    soory .. and I am sober too

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 18:10

    I read recently that there will be a new author writing the next installment of the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy. I suspect he will have to change the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything from 42 to the Doohickey.

    Then the question won't make any sense

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 18:10

    I've spotted Muzza!

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 18:10

    I've spotted Muzza!

    w00t

  • me01/10/2009 at 18:11

    I've spotted Muzza!

    ask him if he knows christine... on the internet.

  • lou01/10/2009 at 18:11

    Is that good? (soory for being dumb and having no clue who he is)

    Lorenzo Bellanca is principal photographer for f1 racing, plus he was honda's main photographer for a few years.. he's one of my fav f1 photographers and he says he advise me and help as much as he can - <3 :D

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 18:11

    ask him if he knows christine... on the internet.

    has he heard Felipe baby?

  • Dan Brunell01/10/2009 at 18:11

    you know you want us to follow you ;)

    It would be absolutely boring for you guys.

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 18:12

    I'm not really here... just thought i'd mention another photographer replied to my email today :) am still buzzing that i have a little email from Lorenzo in my inbox though :D

    Go you!! :D

  • me01/10/2009 at 18:12

    It would be absolutely boring for you guys.

    you don't know us at all.

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 18:12

    Lorenzo Bellanca is principal photographer for f1 racing, plus he was honda's main photographer for a few years.. he's one of my fav f1 photographers and he says he advise me and help as much as he can - <3 :D

    Oooh wow, that's something to be chuffed about

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 18:12

    Then the question won't make any sense

    There's a new guy writing Douglas Adams' creation. Sense got thrown out of the equation the moment they announced that. ;)

  • Janna01/10/2009 at 18:13

    It would be absolutely boring for you guys.

    Dan, we're the people who watched someone putting up blinds, we'll watch anything

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 18:13

    Lorenzo Bellanca is principal photographer for f1 racing, plus he was honda's main photographer for a few years.. he's one of my fav f1 photographers and he says he advise me and help as much as he can - <3 :D

    All things considered you've had a fantastic year Lou

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 18:14

    Ooooh also I actually remembered to go to my Italian class and I stayed awake throughout. I'm really proud of myself. I feel I'm making a lot more improvement now. I think everyone should learn a language!

    Quite right too. Everyone should learn lots of languages

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 18:14

    ask him if he knows christine... on the internet.

    very blurry pic on drop

  • lou01/10/2009 at 18:15

    All things considered you've had a fantastic year Lou

    it's been such a strange year if i'm honest... i mean.. there have been the horrible horrible things but then there have been outstanding, incredible, breathtaking moments that just make me be so pleased to be alive really... cheesy as that sounds...

  • Dan Brunell01/10/2009 at 18:15

    I don't know if you guys subscribe to Breaking Auto's twitter feed (http://twitter.com/breakingauto) but this made me laugh this morning.

    "Ferrari's engineers eagerly await study of Alonso's eyebrows to power new KERS system in 2010."

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 18:15

    that's hardly discussion

    No need for a discussion

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 18:15

    I'm not really here... just thought i'd mention another photographer replied to my email today :) am still buzzing that i have a little email from Lorenzo in my inbox though :D

    That's great. You are a success at getting replies.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 18:16

    Is that good? (soory for being dumb and having no clue who he is)

    He is always in F1 Racing. Not Darren Heath but the next best

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 18:16

    very blurry pic on drop

    and Stirling

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 18:17

    No need for a discussion

    we need a blog post, you have been volunteered :D

  • Janna01/10/2009 at 18:17

    "Ferrari's engineers eagerly await study of Alonso's eyebrows to power new KERS system in 2010."

    Just had a look at them & started following, this made me laugh: GREEN TECHNOLOGY HIGHLIGHT: During the 2008 season, all McLaren tire warmers were powered by Nicole Scherzinger jumping up and down.

  • lou01/10/2009 at 18:18

    very blurry pic on drop

    i used to like Murray but ever since Goodwood i love him even more. He met my recently widowed Aunt ( :( ) and mum at the end of his book signing, and my aunt explained all about my uncle and asked if he could sign this book for her step brother. Next thing my mum and aunt know they are sitting having a cup of tea with him chatting and things. He gave her a massive hug and was so lovely to her. She said he must have spent 1/2 hour chatting to her. Such a nice man.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 18:18

    There's a new guy writing Douglas Adams' creation. Sense got thrown out of the equation the moment they announced that. ;)

    I could see the point if they were doing another film using the characters like James Bond but it makes no sense for someone else to write books although I think he is only finishing a book Douglas Adams started for now.

  • lou01/10/2009 at 18:18

    That's great. You are a success at getting replies.

    still nothing from jules (grr) but Lorenzo makes up for it :D

  • me01/10/2009 at 18:27

    "The High Court has given permission for an injunction to be served via social-networking site Twitter."

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8285954.stm

    #mfc

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 18:29

    #mfc

    That's weird

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 18:49

    "The High Court has given permission for an injunction to be served via social-networking site Twitter."

    How can they even be sure the guy's read it? Doesn't seem very fair. If you get a lot of followers, you probably stop reading all your messages.

  • me01/10/2009 at 18:50

    How can they even be sure the guy's read it? Doesn't seem very fair. If you get a lot of followers, you probably stop reading all your messages.

    good point. at least email has some form of read receipt.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 18:52

    Me and Murray on drop

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 18:56

    I saw this linked in AUTOSPORT today. No-one likes team orders but unlike F1 drivers some rally drivers make their feelings clear.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayYz-i_Bsv0

  • me01/10/2009 at 18:56

    Me and Murray on drop

    nice complexion: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-272

    oh, you mean this one: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-273

    i am sooooo jealous right now.

  • Christine01/10/2009 at 18:56

    i am sooooo jealous right now.

    But you woulda had to wear a suit.

  • me01/10/2009 at 18:57

    But you woulda had to wear a suit.

    ahh, yeah.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 18:57

    But you woulda had to wear a suit.

    And he would have needed to have finished the home page

  • James01/10/2009 at 18:57

    ahh, yeah.

    and we could have never seen any photo proof :P

  • Dan Brunell01/10/2009 at 19:00

    nice complexion: http://drop.io...dcast/asset/photo-272

    I love how Murray's face just lights up whenever there is a pretty lady next to him.

  • jackie/saltire01/10/2009 at 19:01

    i am sooooo jealous right now.

    me too

  • lou01/10/2009 at 19:03

    erm... so... what's that strange helmet shapped thing Jessica has been photographed with today? and where can i get one.. why has she got it?

  • me01/10/2009 at 19:06

    erm... so... what's that strange helmet shapped thing Jessica has been photographed with today? and where can i get one.. why has she got it?

    hehe. i saw that. odd.

  • lou01/10/2009 at 19:08

    hehe. i saw that. odd.

    she seems to be showing it off a lot. i mean it's nice and all.. but if it's a pillow or something, why take it to the race track? is it just in case the race is boring?

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 19:10

    More coming now and some video

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 19:14

    #sidepodspace

    Great new pic of the Apollo 11 landing site. You can even see where the astronauts walked on the blow up.

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 19:15

    Evening

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 19:16

    Hi Pat

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 19:17

    Me and Murray on drop

    Coool.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 19:19

    As you stalkers know I am on the train home... or am I?

    Talk was really good. Some interesting phillosophies, was more opperating procedures rather than technical.

  • me01/10/2009 at 19:19

    More coming now and some video

    love it: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-4-69

  • me01/10/2009 at 19:19

    As you stalkers know I am on the train home... or am I?

    not the pub?

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 19:19

    Talk was really good. Some interesting phillosophies, was more opperating procedures rather than technical.

    It's over already?

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 19:22

    It's over already?

    was quite short interesting info though. Current f1 flywheel is under 15 kg amongst others

  • me01/10/2009 at 19:23

    was quite short interesting info though. Current f1 flywheel is under 15 kg amongst others

    where's everyone else?

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 19:24

    where's everyone else?

    heading. Home

  • me01/10/2009 at 19:27

    heading. Home

    boo. thought you'd hook up with alex and get all kinds of drunk.

    what kind of entertainment do ya call this?

    ;)

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 19:27

    heading. Home

    No sidepodpubbing till stupid o'clock in the morning?

  • me01/10/2009 at 19:32

    No sidepodpubbing till stupid o'clock in the morning?

    no-one left wandering around at 3am?

  • lou01/10/2009 at 19:32

    no-one left wandering around at 3am?

    what about fp1! that would mean you'd be up at 3am and missing the f1!

  • me01/10/2009 at 19:36

    what about fp1! that would mean you'd be up at 3am and missing the f1!

    oh yeah :)

  • lou01/10/2009 at 19:41

    oh yeah :)

    s'alright, it's not like you run a site dedicated to f1 or anything :P

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 19:41

    what kind of entertainment do ya call this?

    I may have hit a diversion ;)

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 19:42

    what about fp1! that would mean you'd be up at 3am and missing the f1!

    Ah yes, F1. I hear this Jenson Button guy is leading the championship. How about that!

  • lou01/10/2009 at 19:43

    Ah yes, F1. I hear this Jenson Button guy is leading the championship. How about that!

    Jenson who? ;)

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 19:43

    no-one left wandering around at 3am?

    Hey, I resemble that remark.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 19:43

    Oh noes. I'd forgotton about FP1. How stupidly early do I need to get up?

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 19:44

    Jenson who? ;)

    ah I'm sure you'll hear more about him soon... :P

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 19:44

    Oh noes. I'd forgotton about FP1. How stupidly early do I need to get up?

    FP1 starts 01:55

    FP2 starts 05:55

    lotsa 5's going on

  • lou01/10/2009 at 19:45

    speaking of Jenson... i'm upset that Mr C thought that he may possibly go to Mclaren. who would think such a thing :( and then follow it shortly with 'schumi to Brawn'

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 19:45

    FP1 starts 01:55

    FP2 starts 05:55

    But how do I sleep? What are people doing? Napping in between or sleeping now or.... I'm so confused. I thought I liked early morning racing. I think I decided that before I realised practice existed....

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 19:46

    speaking of Jenson... i'm upset that Mr C thought that he may possibly go to Mclaren. who would think such a thing :( and then follow it shortly with 'schumi to Brawn'

    It was a terrifying few minutes :(

  • lou01/10/2009 at 19:46

    It was a terrifying few minutes :(

    if i had a naughty step mr c would be on it ;)

  • lou01/10/2009 at 19:47

    But how do I sleep? What are people doing? Napping in between or sleeping now or.... I'm so confused. I thought I liked early morning racing. I think I decided that before I realised practice existed....

    am sleeping asap.. (once i get work done) then sleeping in between, then going to school.. then sleeping very very early when i get in i should think. It's going to be a hard day tomorrow :(

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 19:47

    if i had a naughty step mr c would be on it ;)

    And then it was followed up by the sheer GMM-tastic Heikki swap with Rubens! heikki! Heikki! Rubens! Rubens!.... Rubens!!

    Oh I think I need a lay down

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 19:48

    But how do I sleep? What are people doing? Napping in between or sleeping now or.... I'm so confused. I thought I liked early morning racing. I think I decided that before I realised practice existed....

    If I watched it I would sleep until midday and get fired.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 19:49

    Oh noes. I'd forgotton about FP1. How stupidly early do I need to get up?

    Is there anyone here who knows there is a race this weekend?

  • lou01/10/2009 at 19:49

    If I watched it I would sleep until midday and get fired.

    i have a lovely mum that wakes me up... plus if i watch fp2 then i'm already up at the time i'm meant to be up for school anyway

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 19:49

    But how do I sleep? What are people doing? Napping in between or sleeping now or.... I'm so confused. I thought I liked early morning racing. I think I decided that before I realised practice existed....

    Bed at midnight and up two hours later followed by a quick nap between sessions

  • lou01/10/2009 at 19:50

    Is there anyone here who knows there is a race this weekend?

    i do! :D have been looking forward to it for ages... PLUS that's were Lorenzo emailed me from! (have i mentioned this already ;) )

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 19:51

    i do! :D have been looking forward to it for ages... PLUS that's were Lorenzo emailed me from! (have i mentioned this already ;) )

    Are you planning on spending the weekend Lorenzo stalking?

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 19:51

    So I heard recently Lorenzo emailed lou

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 19:51

    Bed at midnight and up two hours later followed by a quick nap between sessions

    See I really can't do that.... I have problems getting back to sleep once I'm woken. I kinda get one shot at sleeping per night. With that in mind, I should probably try to get to sleep pretty soon.....

  • lou01/10/2009 at 19:52

    Are you planning on spending the weekend Lorenzo stalking?

    why would you say that? ;) you say it like i don't stalk him normally ;)

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 19:53

    why would you say that? ;) you say it like i don't stalk him normally ;)

    I can't wait till you open your inbox one day to find an email directly from jenson and his website or something ;)

  • lou01/10/2009 at 19:54

    I can't wait till you open your inbox one day to find an email directly from jenson and his website or something ;)

    ahaha i'd need to set up an iheartjenson.com website first surely?

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 19:54

    I can't wait till you open your inbox one day to find an email directly from jenson and his website or something ;)

    twitter injuction?

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 19:54

    i do! :D have been looking forward to it for ages... PLUS that's were Lorenzo emailed me from! (have i mentioned this already ;) )

    Paper AUTOSPORT arrived today, and there was a track map in it (guess who does the 'lap with' feature..). Seeing the circuit again - and in today's photo gallery on their website - has got me really fired up about this race. I REALLY miss Suzuka!

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 19:55

    ahaha i'd need to set up an iheartjenson.com website first surely?

    I'm sure this comment will be referred to in the future now you've mentioned that :P

  • lou01/10/2009 at 19:55

    twitter injuction?

    sad but true :(

  • Janna01/10/2009 at 19:58

    I'm sure this comment will be referred to in the future now you've mentioned that :P

    I put iheartjenson.com into Bing & got 2 results - iheartfranck & a comment on SPC from July this year. Looks like it's free then ;)

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 20:01

    Janna did you end up listening to the album after? I wasn't sure whether to ask with your general feeling ill-ness...

  • lou01/10/2009 at 20:02

    I put iheartjenson.com into Bing & got 2 results - iheartfranck & a comment on SPC from July this year. Looks like it's free then ;)

    oh... no... i didn't mean i would....

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 20:02

    oh... no... i didn't mean i would....

    You're going to have to now! ;)

  • me01/10/2009 at 20:02

    I put iheartjenson.com into Bing & got 2 results - iheartfranck & a comment on SPC from July this year. Looks like it's free then ;)

    :D

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 20:03

    You're going to have to now! ;)

    Chris, last time you said that, she got the photo with John. I forsee the outcome already in this situation!

  • lou01/10/2009 at 20:03

    You're going to have to now! ;)

    but.. i... no. it's fine...

  • Janna01/10/2009 at 20:04

    I've not listened yet as I keep falling asleep when I'm listening to my iPod & I want to give it a proper listen. Dr told me not to go into work for next couple of days so will be off tomorrow as well. Hopefully will feel a bit better and will let you know when I've had my first Muse experience.

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 20:04

    Chris, last time you said that, she got the photo with John. I forsee the outcome already in this situation!

    Although in this case there has been less altercations with backs

  • lou01/10/2009 at 20:04

    Chris, last time you said that, she got the photo with John. I forsee the outcome already in this situation!

    who is he going to punch poke this time? ;)

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 20:04

    Chris, last time you said that, she got the photo with John. I forsee the outcome already in this situation!

    That's true...

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 20:05

    I've not listened yet as I keep falling asleep when I'm listening to my iPod & I want to give it a proper listen. Dr told me not to go into work for next couple of days so will be off tomorrow as well. Hopefully will feel a bit better and will let you know when I've had my first Muse experience.

    Sounds good to me, I'd recommend waiting until you were a-ok as well :) Hope you feel better soon!

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 20:05

    who is he going to punch poke this time? ;)

    Any suggestions?

  • Janna01/10/2009 at 20:05

    Sounds good to me, I'd recommend waiting until you were a-ok as well :) Hope you feel better soon!

    Thanks, that said I've had my cold remedy drink so am off to bed. Comment with you tomorrow

  • lou01/10/2009 at 20:09

    Any suggestions?

    erm.. i wouldn't know who you could punch... plus i don't want a domain name ;)

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 20:10

    erm.. i wouldn't know who you could punch... plus i don't want a domain name ;)

    Domain name? ALEX!!!

  • lou01/10/2009 at 20:10

    Domain name? ALEX!!!

    no i don't want one... i really dont.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 20:10

    Did anyone else miss when it became proper winter again? I went to get some FP food out of my car boot and it's pitch black outside! I swear it's still supposed to be semi-summertime :(

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 20:11

    Did anyone else miss when it became proper winter again? I went to get some FP food out of my car boot and it's pitch black outside! I swear it's still supposed to be semi-summertime :(

    I love how cold it is outside tonight. I have a wintery breeze coming through my window and the trees outside are going brown and gold.

    I looooooooooooooove the autumn and winter!!

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 20:11

    Did anyone else miss when it became proper winter again? I went to get some FP food out of my car boot and it's pitch black outside! I swear it's still supposed to be semi-summertime :(

    I leave my new job at half six each day. I'm going to need a torch by the end of the month...

  • lou01/10/2009 at 20:12

    Did anyone else miss when it became proper winter again? I went to get some FP food out of my car boot and it's pitch black outside! I swear it's still supposed to be semi-summertime :(

    it's not winter... it's autumn. i was born in the autumn, therefore it can not yet be winter. :)

  • RG01/10/2009 at 20:12

    I love how cold it is outside tonight. I have a wintery breeze coming through my window and the trees outside are going brown and gold.

    (not here, stupid maths homework)

    I'm not a morning person, and I hate it with a passion when its cold in the morning.

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 20:13

    I'm not a morning person, and I hate it with a passion when its cold in the morning.

    Even when it's a beautiful blue sky with not a single cloud, and there's that lovely cold crisp feel to the air?

    god I love it. It actually makes me happy on the way to work to be in mornings like that.

  • lou01/10/2009 at 20:14

    god I love it. It actually makes me happy on the way to work to be in mornings like that.

    yeah i love the winter too. warm jumpers, fires and blankets is the way to go :)

  • RG01/10/2009 at 20:15

    Even when it's a beautiful blue sky with not a single cloud, and there's that lovely cold crisp feel to the air?

    I wake up, and like to snuggle up in bed wrapped around my duvet, then I realise I have school, then I get all miserable about having to get up in the cold and then I hate it.

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 20:15

    I wake up, and like to snuggle up in bed wrapped around my duvet, then I realise I have school, then I get all miserable about having to get up in the cold and then I hate it.

    Hehehe, aww. Poor RG. :P

    Duvets are one of the greatest things to have in the winter to be fair.

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 20:16

    I'm not a morning person, and I hate it with a passion when its cold in the morning.

    I am the same.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 20:16

    god I love it. It actually makes me happy on the way to work to be in mornings like that.

    Because you don't have to be outside in it?? Even work might be better than freezing outside....

  • RG01/10/2009 at 20:16

    Hehehe, aww. Poor RG. :P

    Basically, I want every season to be spring. Since I hate the sun as well.

    I'm not picky or anything.

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 20:17

    Because you don't have to be outside in it?? Even work might be better than freezing outside....

    But I'd go from a cold place outside to an even colder place inside with my job, as I usually work in freezers anyways. It's just lovely weather when it's like that!

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 20:17

    Basically, I want every season to be spring. Since I hate the sun as well.

    I want to it to be as it was on Saturday. Sunny, warm enough to feel the heat of the sun, not hot enough to burn (but only just), a bit of a cooling breeze.

  • me01/10/2009 at 20:18

    Basically, I want every season to be spring. Since I hate the sun as well.

    I'm not picky or anything.

    :D

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 20:18

    Basically, I want every season to be spring. Since I hate the sun as well.

    Hehehe are you secretly me?

  • RG01/10/2009 at 20:19

    Hehehe are you secretly me?

    I've been linked to being lots of people around here, I sometimes doubt I am myself and not just someone else altogether.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 20:19

    Right first two corses over. I've spilt gravy on my tie. More pics on drop.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 20:19

    Basically, I want every season to be spring. Since I hate the sun as well.

    I want to see the sun at least once before the year is over. The sooner global warming gets here the better.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 20:20

    I want to see the sun at least once before the year is over. The sooner global warming gets here the better.

    :( :( :(

    I now know you are trying to kill me.

  • RG01/10/2009 at 20:21

    I want to see the sun at least once before the year is over. The sooner global warming gets here the better.

    One of the questions in the English mock i just had was ' "I can't wait for climate change to come" Argue for or against this statement' I argued for and the teacher called me mad.

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 20:21

    Right first two corses over. I've spilt gravy on my tie. More pics on drop.

    * checks the drop*

    ... Giggles and Murry Walker?

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 20:22

    * checks the drop*

    ... Giggles and Murry Walker?

    yep, the BBC got rid of legard and brundle

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 20:22

    * checks the drop*

    ... Giggles and Murry Walker?

    *Murray

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 20:22

    boo. thought you'd hook up with alex and get all kinds of drunk.

    I'm on it. Apart from the hooking up part!

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 20:22

    yep, the BBC got rid of legard and brundle

    Nice! Who's the technical expert? Murray?

  • RG01/10/2009 at 20:23

    Nice! Who's the technical expert? Murray?

    Well, we know Alex is quite smart.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 20:23

    Well, we know Alex is quite smart.

    I hear he knows a lot about suspension....

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 20:24

    I hear he knows a lot about suspension....

    :D

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 20:25

    Domain name? ALEX!!!

    evening :)

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 20:26

    evening :)

    The second you came on, I was expecting that...

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 20:26

    I hear he knows a lot about suspension....

    I often find myself having to defer to the inventor of the Bell Crank Bob Bell.

  • RG01/10/2009 at 20:27

    Reet, gannin back to homework, you orrible lot distracted me ;)

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 20:28

    I often find myself having to defer to the inventor of the Bell Crank Bob Bell.

    EJ would like a word with you

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 20:28

    The second you came on, I was expecting that...

    excellent. I am the second youngest person here. The youngest, a guy called Rory, I told about Sidepodcast. I've done a fair old bit of plugging of the site :)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 20:29

    EJ would like a word with you

    :)

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 20:29

    I now know you are trying to kill me.

    I am trying to save me from freezing solid

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 20:29

    The youngest, a guy called Rory, I told about Sidepodcast. I've done a fair old bit of plugging of the site :)

    sounds good to me!

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 20:30

    One of the questions in the English mock i just had was ' "I can't wait for climate change to come" Argue for or against this statement' I argued for and the teacher called me mad.

    Typical. All these people who argue in favour and 99.9% of them have no idea that the most important factor on climate change has nothing to do with the Earth.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 20:30

    Nice! Who's the technical expert? Murray?

    Except for suspension and bellcranks

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 20:32

    I'm sitting next to one of the stunt drivers for the James Bond films.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 20:32

    I am trying to save me from freezing solid

    I refuse to believe it. It must be a conspiracy.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 20:33

    sounds good to me!

    he's been the only one so far who's known what a podcast is. His favourite team is Brawn and he doesn't want Rubens to go to Williams. Reminded me of someone ;)

  • me01/10/2009 at 20:33

    yep, the BBC got rid of legard and brundle

    Nice! Who's the technical expert? Murray?

    :D :P

  • me01/10/2009 at 20:34

    excellent. I am the second youngest person here. The youngest, a guy called Rory, I told about Sidepodcast. I've done a fair old bit of plugging of the site :)

    tell me you've sold a few books too?

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 20:35

    I refuse to believe it. It must be a conspiracy.

    I should have been born in a nice hot mediterranean country.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 20:36

    Nice! Who's the technical expert? Murray?

    I believe I should say oi! But I'll wait for Steven Roy to decide and then go with whatever Mr C agrees with ;)

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 20:36

    I should have been born in a nice hot mediterranean country.

    I belong in Scotland :( I've never met anyone else who's been hospitalised with heat stroke in Brittany.

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 20:36

    I believe I should say oi!

    #sorryalex

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 20:36

    tell me you've sold a few books too?

    not yet. I'm on a Sidepodcast and GP+ tip tonight :)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 20:37

    #sorryalex

    don't be silly ;)

  • me01/10/2009 at 20:38

    not yet. I'm on a Sidepodcast and GP+ tip tonight :)

    amazing.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 20:42

    I belong in Scotland :( I've never met anyone else who's been hospitalised with heat stroke in Brittany.

    Brittany?? Is that even possible?

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 20:43

    Brittany?? Is that even possible?

    I'll cry....

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 20:45

    I'll cry....

    That's good. The tears evaporating will cool you down just like sweat. Just don't cry so much you get dehydrated

  • me01/10/2009 at 20:46

    I'll cry....

    That's good. The tears evaporating will cool you down just like sweat. Just don't cry so much you get dehydrated

    :D

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 20:47

    I would just like to point out that I was not the person who laughed.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 20:49

    Evening all!

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 20:50

    I would just like to point out that I was not the person who laughed.

    You're all big bullies!

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 20:50

    Evening all!

    evening!

  • me01/10/2009 at 20:51

    I would just like to point out that I was not the person who laughed.

    oi!

  • me01/10/2009 at 20:51

    Evening all!

    hey jono.

  • me01/10/2009 at 20:51

    hey jono.

    ooh, a free 'o'.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 20:52

    hey jono.

    ooh, a free 'o'.

    oooh thats spooky, you can call me Jono, its generally my main name :D

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 20:53

    I'm at the table with this photographer: http://grand-prix-photography.co.uk/

  • me01/10/2009 at 20:54

    I'm at the table with this photographer: http://grand-prix-photography.co.uk/

    LOOOOOUUU!

  • lou01/10/2009 at 20:54

    I'm at the table with this photographer: http://grand-prix-photography.co.uk/

    wow!

  • lou01/10/2009 at 20:55

    LOOOOOUUU!

    hi! hi... hi... i'm here... *runs around in circles* what can i do from here? :(

    am very jealous Alex. say hi from us :)

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 20:55

    Hi Jon

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 20:57

    Who is the photographer? I don't see a name.

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 20:57

    hi! hi... hi... i'm here... *runs around in circles* what can i do from here? :(

    am very jealous Alex. say hi from us :)

    Is this one you emailled?

  • lou01/10/2009 at 20:58

    Is this one you emailled?

    nope.

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 20:58

    *acknowledges various comings and goings while I was twittering*

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 20:58

    Is this one you emailled?

    Lou e-mailed all of them

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 20:58

    nope.

    Fresh approach then!

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 20:59

    nope.

    I think you mean not yet

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 20:59

    Who is the photographer? I don't see a name.

    They haven't even replaced the default "About" template text.

  • me01/10/2009 at 20:59

    Lou e-mailed all of them

    :)

  • lou01/10/2009 at 20:59

    mum has surprised me with the chance to go to brands this saturday so i can get some photos of the BTCC... i know nothing of BTCC but i've had a hard week, and saturday entrance isn't very expensive so i get some photo therapy to ease the strain of the week :D i love my mum :)

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 20:59

    Fresh approach then!

    I am sure Alex is on the case and plugging Lou's flickr account. Best post the link Lou.

  • lou01/10/2009 at 21:00

    Lou e-mailed all of them

    ahaha! no all of them :( just a few :) and then a few more...

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 21:00

    mum has surprised me with the chance to go to brands this saturday so i can get some photos of the BTCC... i know nothing of BTCC but i've had a hard week, and saturday entrance isn't very expensive so i get some photo therapy to ease the strain of the week :D i love my mum :)

    How awesome!

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 21:00

    mum has surprised me with the chance to go to brands this saturday so i can get some photos of the BTCC... i know nothing of BTCC but i've had a hard week, and saturday entrance isn't very expensive so i get some photo therapy to ease the strain of the week :D i love my mum :)

    Cool. Not just photo therapy but racing noises therapy, which is the best there is.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 21:00

    mum has surprised me with the chance to go to brands this saturday so i can get some photos of the BTCC... i know nothing of BTCC but i've had a hard week, and saturday entrance isn't very expensive so i get some photo therapy to ease the strain of the week :D i love my mum :)

    You will enjoy that. It will be packed though so make sure you arrive nice and early.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:01

    mum has surprised me with the chance to go to brands this saturday so i can get some photos of the BTCC... i know nothing of BTCC but i've had a hard week, and saturday entrance isn't very expensive so i get some photo therapy to ease the strain of the week :D i love my mum :)

    awesome! brands is great for photos, go up to the hair pin (druids) and go over the bridge and take pics from the inside there, they have really low barriers so you can get good shots from there. ooh and its a GP circuit weekend too, which means GP magic woooo

  • lou01/10/2009 at 21:01

    Cool. Not just photo therapy but racing noises therapy, which is the best there is.

    hehe indeed :) i don't know much about brands (been years since i went there) so it's just going to be a nice day relaxing and enjoying motorsport i hope :) plus Quali being in the morning helps too :)

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:02

    Cool. Not just photo therapy but racing noises therapy, which is the best there is.

    If i take pictures with my phone and make car noises in my room, will i feel equally theriputic?

  • lou01/10/2009 at 21:02

    If i take pictures with my phone and make car noises in my room, will i feel equally theriputic?

    depends if you live stream it or not ;)

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 21:02

    If i take pictures with my phone and make car noises in my room, will i feel equally theriputic?

    Try it.

  • lou01/10/2009 at 21:03

    You will enjoy that. It will be packed though so make sure you arrive nice and early.

    well i'll be up for quali so no doubt we'll leave just after that finishes. we only like about 30-40mins away so hopefully that will be early enough?

  • lou01/10/2009 at 21:05

    awesome! brands is great for photos, go up to the hair pin (druids) and go over the bridge and take pics from the inside there, they have really low barriers so you can get good shots from there. ooh and its a GP circuit weekend too, which means GP magic woooo

    ooo. cool. will do :)

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 21:06

    Evening everyone. Hope you're all good!

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 21:07

    well i'll be up for quali so no doubt we'll leave just after that finishes. we only like about 30-40mins away so hopefully that will be early enough?

    F1 quali should be done at 7am or so.

    There is an event timetable via this link (go there then get the PDF), and that says the first cars on track are the Ginettas at 9am.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 21:07

    Dave Airston is the photographer's name. He didn't want me to say his website because it wasn't ready.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:07

    They said they were having some issues recording at the beginning, so i recorded it too! However, it's very quiet, so headphones really are advised, and if you can open it up in audacity and turn it up internally aswell, that may help....

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/nowthatswhaticalservice-mp3

    Hope it can help someone

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 21:07

    Dave Airston is the photographer's name. He didn't want me to say his website because it wasn't ready.

    Does he need an apprentice>

  • lou01/10/2009 at 21:08

    Dave Airston is the photographer's name. He didn't want me to say his website because it wasn't ready.

    it looks like it will be great :) i'll keep an eye on it (have bookmarked)

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 21:12

    Does he need an apprentice>

    Does he need 2?

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 21:12

    well i'll be up for quali so no doubt we'll leave just after that finishes. we only like about 30-40mins away so hopefully that will be early enough?

    There's plenty on during the day so there's no need to rush there.

    It might be cool to get shots of the F.Renault drivers (on track or not) because they will hopefully be stars of the future!

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 21:13

    Are any of you crazy lot doing an overnighter for FP1 and 2?

  • me01/10/2009 at 21:13

    Are any of you crazy lot doing an overnighter for FP1 and 2?

    me.

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 21:14

    me.

    :) I'm tempted. The whole working from home scenario makes it very tempting....

  • lou01/10/2009 at 21:14

    There's plenty on during the day so there's no need to rush there.

    It might be cool to get shots of the F.Renault drivers (on track or not) because they will hopefully be stars of the future!

    i'll need to do some research into who these people are... or just take a photo of everyone..

  • me01/10/2009 at 21:14

    They said they were having some issues recording at the beginning, so i recorded it too! However, it's very quiet, so headphones really are advised, and if you can open it up in audacity and turn it up internally aswell, that may help....

    ooh. i shall listen. have you tried levelator jon?

    http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelator

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 21:15

    Are any of you crazy lot doing an overnighter for FP1 and 2?

    I would, but I've got work at 9. *makes a note to set the freeview recorder*

  • lou01/10/2009 at 21:15

    Are any of you crazy lot doing an overnighter for FP1 and 2?

    depending on what time i go to sleep i may just wake up for FP2 :(

  • RG01/10/2009 at 21:16

    i'll need to do some research into who these people are... or just take a photo of everyone..

    If you want incident photos, wait for the Renault Clio's. They usually are all over the place. Massive accident at Croft I remember.

  • RG01/10/2009 at 21:16

    Are any of you crazy lot doing an overnighter for FP1 and 2?

    Depends if I can be bothered to get up at 6, and the answer to that is no :)

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 21:17

    Are any of you crazy lot doing an overnighter for FP1 and 2?

    Of course

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 21:17

    i'll need to do some research into who these people are... or just take a photo of everyone..

    The program should explain who is in what car and what the championship positions are.

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 21:19

    If you want incident photos, wait for the Renault Clio's. They usually are all over the place. Massive accident at Croft I remember.

    I watched the Clios go into the first chicane at Thruxton a couple of years ago.

    About 12 cars going into a gap with room for 5 max. Brilliant carnage.

    Depends if I can be bothered to get up at 6, and the answer to that is no :)

    I'll be up at 6. Stocked up of bacon and coffee especially...

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 21:19

    i'll need to do some research into who these people are... or just take a photo of everyone..

    A few years ago I used to keep track of the series... then I forgot all about it.

    You can probably forget about the backmarkers ;-)

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 21:20

    I would, but I've got work at 9. *makes a note to set the freeview recorder*

    Good plan, that man. I usually don't bother because I'm not sure I can squeeze it in after work, but Suzuka after a 2yr break deserves it.

  • RG01/10/2009 at 21:20

    I watched the Clios go into the first chicane at Thruxton a couple of years ago.

    At Croft they somehow managed to crash on a straight. Which was interesting.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 21:21

    I'm starting to get sleepy. This is not a good start....

  • lou01/10/2009 at 21:21

    The program should explain who is in what car and what the championship positions are.

    ahh clever..

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 21:21

    I'm starting to get sleepy. This is not a good start....

    Same here... SHOO SLEEP SHOO

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 21:21

    At Croft they somehow managed to crash on a straight. Which was interesting.

    :D

    It's on my list of things to do when I win the Lottery. Looks like a bloody good laugh if you ask me!

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 21:22

    If you want incident photos, wait for the Renault Clio's. They usually are all over the place. Massive accident at Croft I remember.

    Clios are mucho fun :-)

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:23

    About 12 cars going into a gap with room for 5 max. Brilliant carnage.

    I was there, mayhem

  • lou01/10/2009 at 21:23

    okay so i have to finish this essay on Germany's Weltpolitik asap so i can get some sleep... hopefully i'll be around for FP1! :D and if i am hopefully i wont be as dazed and confused as i was when i woke up and commented for one of the early season races. :) night all! x

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:23

    I'm listening to Mr C cook on Sidepodradio....

    I have one question and one question only....how on earth did you survive on your own?

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 21:23

    I watched the Clios go into the first chicane at Thruxton a couple of years ago.

    I watched them in '08 at the 'complex' at Thruxton.. 40+ of the new spec car, utter madness!

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 21:23

    okay so i have to finish this essay on Germany's Weltpolitik asap so i can get some sleep... hopefully i'll be around for FP1! :D and if i am hopefully i wont be as dazed and confused as i was when i woke up and commented for one of the early season races. :) night all! x

    See ya later, night :)

  • RG01/10/2009 at 21:24

    okay so i have to finish this essay on Germany's Weltpolitik asap so i can get some sleep... hopefully i'll be around for FP1! :D and if i am hopefully i wont be as dazed and confused as i was when i woke up and commented for one of the early season races. :) night all! x

    see ya lou

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:25

    Night Lou

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 21:25

    okay so i have to finish this essay on Germany's Weltpolitik asap so i can get some sleep... hopefully i'll be around for FP1! :D and if i am hopefully i wont be as dazed and confused as i was when i woke up and commented for one of the early season races. :) night all! x

    bye!

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 21:25

    Evening all. Just back from the big city. DIdn't meet Murray Walker, but I did meet Jon W and Nick.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 21:26

    Heh, does anyone here listen to the F1 show podcast? It involves 2 feckless American guys who truly understand very VERY little about what's going on. They seem obsessed with awarding each other glasses of coca cola as prizes.

    I started listening to it when I knew nothing about F1. It didn't really take very long before I understood more than they did, but now I'm finding it oddly addictive. I really wish I didn't because it's horrendous!

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 21:26

    Evening all. Just back from the big city. DIdn't meet Murray Walker, but I did meet Jon W and Nick.

    Evening

  • me01/10/2009 at 21:26

    Heh, does anyone here listen to the F1 show podcast? It involves 2 feckless American guys who truly understand very VERY little about what's going on. They seem obsessed with awarding each other glasses of coca cola as prizes.

    tweeted my this week, first i've heard of it.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:26

    Evening all. Just back from the big city. DIdn't meet Murray Walker, but I did meet Jon W and Nick.

    Which is arguably better!

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 21:27

    Which is arguably better!

    Of course :)

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 21:28

    tweeted my this week, first i've heard of it.

    Hehe they sent you a tweet? I'd be surprised if any of you could sit through a whole episode. They really are feckless. Think Legard but American and a lot more confused.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:28

    Hehe they sent you a tweet? I'd be surprised if any of you could sit through a whole episode. They really are feckless. Think Legard but American and a lot more confused.

    more confused?

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 21:29

    Hehe they sent you a tweet? I'd be surprised if any of you could sit through a whole episode. They really are feckless. Think Legard but American and a lot more confused.

    Ouch. My brain.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 21:29

    more confused?

    Yes.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:30

    Yes.

    wow, i must listen

  • RG01/10/2009 at 21:30

    more confused?

    This sounds like a challenge

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 21:31

    Ouch. My brain.

    You won't like them. They're being rude about Rubens at the moment....

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:31

    You won't like them. They're being rude about Rubens at the moment....

    I think i listened to them aaaages ago, i think i go irritated very quicky

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 21:31

    You won't like them. They're being rude about Rubens at the moment....

    I don't like them.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 21:32

    I think i listened to them aaaages ago, i think i go irritated very quicky

    Errr yes, I wouldn't be surprised. It's like a guilty pleasure.... I like it because it makes me feel superior. I think if I understand what's going on better than you do, it's a sign to stop broadcasting!

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 21:36

    Who are these people so we know to avoid them? :-)

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 21:36

    There's very few F1 Podcasts I can listen too - really only SPC and the BBC sport one.

    I think a lot of it is that I love this sport, and like to think I know a lot about it. Listening to other people bumble their way through stuff drives me nuts!!

    SPC do a cracking job.

  • Jeremy01/10/2009 at 21:36

    I started listening to it when I knew nothing about F1. It didn't really take very long before I understood more than they did, but now I'm finding it oddly addictive. I really wish I didn't because it's horrendous!

    Train wreck. I couldn't stop when I first heard and cheered when they said they were stopping. But, they came back. Somehow, I kicked the habit.

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 21:37

    Can we get a link so we can all enjoy this?

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 21:37

    I am in an I hate Audacity mood. How long does it take to make an mp3?

    AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 21:38

    I am in an I hate Audacity mood. How long does it take to make an mp3?

    At the moment....about 2 weeks for me!

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 21:38

    Can we get a link so we can all enjoy this?

    Errr I use iTunes for podcasts. I'll see if I can find them. It's called The F1 Show. They don't seem to plug a website very much. They make a lot of noise about a facebook page....

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 21:39

    At the moment....about 2 weeks for me!

    It looks like it is only working as long as I look at it. If I go away and come back the timer has barely moved.

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 21:41

    Yeah, I used to listen to them too.... Used to.

  • startledbunny01/10/2009 at 21:41

    I am in an I hate Audacity mood. How long does it take to make an mp3?

    AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!

    I only make wav files on it. I use Mixcraft 4 to make mp3s, and that takes about 3 mins to make a 1hr20min file

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 21:41

    It looks like it is only working as long as I look at it. If I go away and come back the timer has barely moved.

    I managed to record a whole podcast's work of audio (almost not sounding like Alan Partridge) editied to 20 mins of audio then managed to delete the lot when adding music as a bed.

    AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!11

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 21:42

    It looks like it is only working as long as I look at it. If I go away and come back the timer has barely moved.

    Patience is what you need. Or a faster computer. Or save the file as a wav and then use an external converter like LAME.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 21:42

    Oh here it is. You can all revel in the joy http://f1show.com/

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 21:42

    Did anyone notice that I didn't recommend a Mac to fix Steven's problem?

  • Jeremy01/10/2009 at 21:42

    Errr I use iTunes for podcasts. I'll see if I can find them. It's called The F1 Show. They don't seem to plug a website very much. They make a lot of noise about a facebook page....

    If you search for F1 in iTunes and then click 'show all' in the Podcast results, you'll find lots of podcasts to listen to. F1 Show is (undeservedly) at the top with Sidepodcast.

    There are so many to choose from now! I'm looking at Renault TV (bottom) now. I feel my time slipping away from me....

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:43

    Did anyone notice that I didn't recommend a Mac to fix Steven's problem?

    I was about to say that Audacity dosent work on Mac, then realised it does

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 21:43

    I was about to say that Audacity dosent work on Mac, then realised it does

    Indeed it does. :)

  • me01/10/2009 at 21:43

    Hehe they sent you a tweet? I'd be surprised if any of you could sit through a whole episode. They really are feckless. Think Legard but American and a lot more confused.

    http://twitter.com/thef1show/status/4448727932

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 21:44

    Oh here it is. You can all revel in the joy http://f1show.com/

    Ok.....about to listen.

    How long before I turn it off, having chewed my own ears off?

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 21:44

    I managed to record a whole podcast's work of audio (almost not sounding like Alan Partridge) editied to 20 mins of audio then managed to delete the lot when adding music as a bed.

    I save everything constantly.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 21:44

    If you search for F1 in iTunes and then click 'show all' in the Podcast results, you'll find lots of podcasts to listen to. F1 Show is (undeservedly) at the top with Sidepodcast.

    Hehehehe when I first tried to learn a bit more about F1 in the off-season, I subscribed to a lot of podcasts (including that one and SPC) I know it's awful but I can't stop listening.... It's train crash podcasting....

  • Jeremy01/10/2009 at 21:44

    Did anyone notice that I didn't recommend a Mac to fix Steven's problem?

    Words will be had. In my office... now!

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 21:44

    Patience is what you need. Or a faster computer. Or save the file as a wav and then use an external converter like LAME.

    I am using LAME. Normally it is fine but tonight it is living up to its name.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 21:45

    Did anyone notice that I didn't recommend a Mac to fix Steven's problem?

    No

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 21:45

    How long before I turn it off, having chewed my own ears off?

    I haven't heard the most recent one.... "Enjoy" at your own risk!

    I can't believe they listen to this podcast. Can you mock them on air? :P

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:45

    I am using LAME. Normally it is fine but tonight it is living up to its name.

    I did it about 30 minutes ago and it worked fine for me?

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 21:45

    Words will be had. In my office... now!

    That could be tricky. Anyone know how long it will take me to get to Jeremy's office from Milton Keynes?

  • Lukeh01/10/2009 at 21:47

    Right... I'm gonna go watch Scrubs for a few hours, then return at half 1ish hopefully so see you guys later!

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 21:48

    That could be tricky. Anyone know how long it will take me to get to Jeremy's office from Milton Keynes?

    Could take a while if you use the M25

  • startledbunny01/10/2009 at 21:48

    It's train crash podcasting....

    Like Adam Curry?

  • Jeremy01/10/2009 at 21:48

    That could be tricky. Anyone know how long it will take me to get to Jeremy's office from Milton Keynes?

    British Airways flight 7372 leaves soon from Heathrow (thanks flight tracker widget). In just 24 hours, we could be enjoying a chat in sunny Sydney.

    Except I'm off sick today and the office is closed tomorrow. DeLorean?

  • me01/10/2009 at 21:49

    Like Adam Curry?

    ahh, man. haven't heard that name in a while. is he still going?

  • RG01/10/2009 at 21:49

    It's train crash podcasting....

    Pea pod podcast crash?

    And on that (awful, awful) note, night! lotsa love.

  • me01/10/2009 at 21:50

    And on that (awful, awful) note, night! lotsa love.

    night rg.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:50

    niiiiiiiiight mr rg

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 21:51

    I haven't heard the most recent one.... "Enjoy" at your own risk!

    Getting.Bored.Now.

  • startledbunny01/10/2009 at 21:51

    ahh, man. haven't heard that name in a while. is he still going?

    Probably. Switched off a long time ago. Just realised I have been listening to podcasts for 4 years now.

  • startledbunny01/10/2009 at 21:51

    night RG

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:51

    Getting.Bored.Now.

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/09/29/sidepodradio-part-11-the-cooking-show/

    listen to this instead

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 21:52

    ahh, man. haven't heard that name in a while. is he still going?

    Who is he?

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 21:52

    Just exported the same file after a bit of noise reduction and if I watch it it takes two minutes. The first one took more than 20 while I was doing other things. Weird.

  • me01/10/2009 at 21:52

    hmmm. i comment as mr. c. now?

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2006/12/31/feeds/#comment-522430

    that's not confusing at all.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 21:53

    hmmm. i comment as mr. c. now?

    Capitals?

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:53

    hmmm. i comment as mr. c. now?

    where did that come from?

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 21:54

    Mr C - have you seen this? More MFC than SPC, but interesting nonetheless:

    http://buzzvoice.com/

  • me01/10/2009 at 21:54

    Who is he?

    he claims to have invented podcasting, although really he was an early adopter but a very prolific one. self proclaimed podfather. started podsafe audio though, so we shouldn't complain too much.

  • startledbunny01/10/2009 at 21:54

    Who is he?

    Exactly!

    If it wasn't for him, Dave Winer, and probably some other people, you wouldn't have podcasting. Is that right?

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 21:55

    hmmm. i comment as mr. c. now?

    I noticed last night Christine's surname appeared on some comments

  • me01/10/2009 at 21:55

    where did that come from?

    mm. you can't comment on pages using doohickey. only posts. so i had to go via yeoldecomments to do so.

    have changed the "author" tag on posts, so they're now published as either:

    - mr. c.

    - christine blachford

    i guess wordpress also changes the default commenter name too.

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 21:56

    he claims to have invented podcasting

    EJ?

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:56

    i guess wordpress also changes the default commenter name too.

    oooh cool

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 21:56

    hmmm. i comment as mr. c. now?

    You should all the time! I thought it looked cool in Doohickey anyway.

  • me01/10/2009 at 21:56

    Exactly!

    If it wasn't for him, Dave Winer, and probably some other people, you wouldn't have podcasting. Is that right?

    not sure. i think we'd have got there anyway. but they certainly proved the concept of media files contained inside a feed could work.

  • me01/10/2009 at 21:56

    Mr C - have you seen this? More MFC than SPC, but interesting nonetheless:

    blimey, no. i look now.

  • Jeremy01/10/2009 at 21:57

    We must be about to undergo some daylight savings adjustment out here in the colonies. The time difference between here and Japan is only 1 hour until Sunday when it is 2, according to the official F1 site's convert to my time button

  • me01/10/2009 at 21:57

    I noticed last night Christine's surname appeared on some comments

    ahhh. right, must sort that then. rather confusing.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:57

    Oooh by the way, i wrote my guest post on the train, but it's on paper (yes paper) so i need to copy it across

    oh and it sounded like you could do with a new mouse mat (according to sidepodradio)

    *ahem*

    ;)

  • mr. c.01/10/2009 at 21:58

    You should all the time! I thought it looked cool in Doohickey anyway.

    you think? upper or lower case?

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:58

    you think? upper or lower case?

    get rid of the .'s

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 21:58

    Out here, North America, we don't do the fall back until November, thanks Geroge Bush!

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 21:58

    Can I just point out now how much I love your searchy filter box thingy. It's so useful. Solves many levels of confusion.... :)

  • mr. c.01/10/2009 at 21:59

    oh and it sounded like you could do with a new mouse mat (according to sidepodradio)

    *ahem*

    hehe. is there a buy now button?

  • Jeremy01/10/2009 at 21:59

    EJ?

    Did EJ invent Katie (Jordan) Price's alter ego or hire her because of it?

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 21:59

    get rid of the .'s

    like this?

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 21:59

    hehe. is there a buy now button?

    umm, no?

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 21:59

    Can I just point out now how much I love your searchy filter box thingy. It's so useful. Solves many levels of confusion.... :)

    same here!

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 22:00

    like this?

    dunno, personally i prefer 'me' but i don't mind

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:00

    umm, no?

    how does i purchase an item from your establishment?

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 22:00

    like this?

    That's better!

  • me01/10/2009 at 22:00

    dunno, personally i prefer 'me' but i don't mind

    should we take a vote?

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 22:01

    should we take a vote?

    You're really not at all change averse are you? It's scary!

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 22:01

    how does i purchase an item from your establishment?

    if i was you i wouldnt ;) they don't work with all optical mices :D however, the coasters work with all glasses and mugs and cans of un-named energy drink

  • mr. c. and me01/10/2009 at 22:01

    You're really not at all change averse are you? It's scary!

    :)

  • mr. c. and me01/10/2009 at 22:02

    if i was you i wouldnt ;)

    has giggles taught you nothing?

  • Jeremy01/10/2009 at 22:02

    how does i purchase an item from your establishment?

    You have to go to:

    The Maldon District Tourist Information Centre is situated in Wenlock Way, off the High Street and close to Butt Lane Car Park.

    Butt Lane! Ha!

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 22:02

    You're really not at all change averse are you? It's scary!

    Just imagine what poor Christine had to go through to get him to move to the other side of the rock

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 22:02

    you think? upper or lower case?

    Just that it is potentially quite confusing for new commenters who listen to the podcast to come on here looking for the Mr C off the podcast ('cos they can see who Christine is).

    Although... I do quite like 'me' as well.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 22:02

    has giggles taught you nothing?

    everyone should buy one, they just shouldnt shout at me when it dosent work!

  • mr. c. and me01/10/2009 at 22:03

    You have to go to:

    outside??

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 22:03

    Butt Lane! Ha!

    easily pleased ;)

    but yeah, or email me and i'll sort it out, or do it through pay pal, i really should sort that out

  • me01/10/2009 at 22:03

    Just that it is potentially quite confusing for new commenters who listen to the podcast to come on here looking for the Mr C off the podcast ('cos they can see who Christine is).

    Although... I do quite like 'me' as well.

    i just can't decide.

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 22:04

    i just can't decide.

    Welcome to my world. I can't do decisions.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 22:04

    how does i purchase an item from your establishment?

    im adding an online store, as we speak!

  • Jeremy01/10/2009 at 22:04

    i just can't decide.

    what would Fonzi (or Jebus) do?

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 22:04

    i just can't decide.

    You could always use Nigel.

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 22:05

    You could always use Nigel.

    What has my dad got to do with this?

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 22:05

    What has my dad got to do with this?

    Scarily, mine too!

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 22:06

    Just that it is potentially quite confusing for new commenters who listen to the podcast to come on here looking for the Mr C off the podcast ('cos they can see who Christine is).

    Although... I do quite like 'me' as well.

    I would say he's quite obviously the man off the podcast. I'm not sure if that's a compliment or not but....

  • Jeremy01/10/2009 at 22:06

    You could always use Nigel.

    Nigel No Friends?

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 22:08

    When I said Nigel, I nearly wrote another name. Then I realised that would have been a mistake.

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 22:08

    I would say he's quite obviously the man off the podcast. I'm not sure if that's a compliment or not but....

    Well yeah. I may not be the best person to ask because I think I commented before I listened..

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 22:08

    Are you still tracking me on latitude if you ever were? I am heading home

  • me01/10/2009 at 22:08

    Well yeah. I may not be the best person to ask because I think I commented before I listened..

    interesting. how so?

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 22:09

    Well yeah. I may not be the best person to ask because I think I commented before I listened..

    I mean I think some have been initially confused before.. but it doesn't take long to realise. It just looks good in the 'name' bit of Doohickey.

  • me01/10/2009 at 22:09

    Are you still tracking me on latitude if you ever were? I am heading home

    yup: http://sidepodcast.com/playground/location.php

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:09

    I mean I think some have been initially confused before.. but it doesn't take long to realise. It just looks good in the 'name' bit of Doohickey.

    i'll try for a day or two.

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 22:09

    Ooo....sorry to derail the conversation.

    Did you see Massa went Karting today?

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:10

    yup: http://sidepod...ayground/location.php

    apparently alex is still eating / drinking.

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 22:10

    interesting. how so?

    We've had the discussions about the other community Gavin and I were with. He told me about how I'd like this other place (here) oh and by the way they also have a good podcast. Me being me, quite used to jumping around forums and the like, I just read the comments for ten minutes before saying hello, same as ever..

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 22:11

    apparently alex is still eating / drinking.

    I'm a bit worried that this is bordering on the obsessive.

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:12

    I'm a bit worried that this is bordering on the obsessive.

    media|future|change

    why wouldn't we want to stalk commentors?

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 22:12

    apparently alex is still eating / drinking.

    aah, so you were stalking us

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 22:12

    why wouldn't we want to stalk commentors?

    We stalk everyone else.

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:12

    Me being me, quite used to jumping around forums and the like, I just read the comments for ten minutes before saying hello, same as ever..

    ahh, cool. :)

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:13

    aah, so you were stalking us

    yup. although we were expecting a visit to the pub afterwards :(

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 22:13

    yup. although we were expecting a visit to the pub afterwards :(

    nah, we went before

  • Jeremy01/10/2009 at 22:14

    Just looked at Renault TV podcast about Penrith. Boring.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 22:14

    I commented before I listened to anything as well

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 22:15

    yup: http://sidepod...ayground/location.php

    yup: http://sidepod...ayground/location.php

    Hehe any chance you could stop! ? I'm heading home!

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:16

    Hehe any chance you could stop! ? I'm heading home!

    you don't want me to add remove it from the site surely? can't you just stop it.

    was assuming it would be like qik. always embbeded and live when you choose.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 22:16

    Hehe any chance you could stop! ? I'm heading home!

    did you go for a mammoth drinking sesh?

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:16

    I commented before I listened to anything as well

    i always assumed it would be the other way around.

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 22:17

    yup. although we were expecting a visit to the pub afterwards :(

    And pictures no doubt. Sorry about that.

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 22:17

    nah, we went before

    Indeed we did. Then a very pleasant walk down past Horseguards Parade and the back of Downing St

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 22:17

    I just learned something from these guys everyone is slagging off. We get number 27 on a car next year. I hadn't thought of that before. First time in quite a few years.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 22:18

    I just learned something from these guys everyone is slagging off. We get number 27 on a car next year. I hadn't thought of that before. First time in quite a few years.

    You're still listening? I wasn't slagging them off. Well I was. But I continue to listen so....

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 22:18

    Indeed we did. Then a very pleasant walk down past Horseguards Parade and the back of Downing St

    yeah, i havent been down there before, was lovely

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 22:18

    I just learned something from these guys everyone is slagging off. We get number 27 on a car next year. I hadn't thought of that before. First time in quite a few years.

    I might be being daft here, but is 27 significant?

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 22:18

    Hehe any chance you could stop! ? I'm heading home!

    Just turn your phone off.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 22:18

    you don't want me to add remove it from the site surely? can't you just stop it.

    Hahahaha do neither of you know how to turn it off?? That's epic.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 22:19

    i always assumed it would be the other way around.

    I was spamming the internet with posts for people to write stuff in support of Brundle because Max was suing the Times about a column he wrote. Alianora mentioned the site to me in the first place.

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 22:19

    I might be being daft here, but is 27 significant?

    :jawdrop:

  • Paul01/10/2009 at 22:19

    but is 27 significant?

    Yes

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 22:20

    I might be being daft here, but is 27 significant?

    I presume it is because of a conversation I managed to start yesterday about people bickering over numbers.... But it's a bit over my head too.

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 22:20

    Yes

    um, how?

    *hides in the corner*

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 22:20

    Picolo Canadese (sp?)

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 22:21

    Blimey no idea how it sounds but I got away with recording most of that. Only upset that I didn't get away with saying, "question fro

    sidepodcast when I asked my question".

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 22:21

    um, how?

    *hides in the corner*

    Maybe you need to listen to the F1 show to find out....

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 22:21

    I might be being daft here, but is 27 significant?

    27 was the number Gilles Villeneuve carried for some of his greatest drives. The only number in F1 history that is actually associated with one driver is 27 with Gilles and he only had it for less than a season and a half. Tells you what some of those drives were like.

  • Paul01/10/2009 at 22:22

    um, how?

    *hides in the corner*

    Probably most famously by GV. Alan Jones also drove it to a world title , as did.......Senna? or was it Prost

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 22:22

    :jawdrop:

    Unfair. It's just an age thing.

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:22

    Hahahaha do neither of you know how to turn it off?? That's epic.

    i do, but i don't intend to add/remove it every time.

  • Jeremy01/10/2009 at 22:22

    27 was the number Gilles Villeneuve carried for some of his greatest drives. The only number in F1 history that is actually associated with one driver is 27 with Gilles and he only had it for less than a season and a half. Tells you what some of those drives were like.

    Red Five?

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 22:23

    Red Five?

    Mansell.

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 22:24

    Unfair. It's just an age thing.

    Perhaps, sorry. I'm too young to have seen it properly too though. The only time I saw 27 race was Alesi or Berger in the mid 90s, it didn't mean anything to me at the time.

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 22:24

    Red Five?

    But number 5 is still there and no-one has ever said 5 is Mansell's number. The first time 27 appears on track you can bet the commentator will mention Gilles.

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 22:24

    Red Five?

    Mansell.

    Just about to say that.

    I remember reading how much it ment to him when whoever had that number in Indycar let him have it in '93

  • Paul01/10/2009 at 22:24

    Red Five?

    Unlike the red 5, 27 has been on a number of quite famous cars

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 22:25

    But number 5 is still there and no-one has ever said 5 is Mansell's number. The first time 27 appears on track you can bet the commentator will mention Gilles.

    Unless it's Legard of course.

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 22:25

    What about 0?

  • Jeremy01/10/2009 at 22:25

    But number 5 is still there and no-one has ever said 5 is Mansell's number. The first time 27 appears on track you can bet the commentator will mention Gilles.

    Nigel is being greedy. Needs a number and a colour!

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 22:25

    Unless it's Legard of course.

    Did Shumacher ever drive 27? It's the only driver he knows...

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 22:26

    Unlike the red 5, 27 has been on a number of quite famous cars

    Jean Alesi's one and only win was in Montreal in 1995, in a Ferrari, driving the number 27. Needless to say the place went nuts!

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 22:26

    Perhaps, sorry. I'm too young to have seen it properly too though. The only time I saw 27 race was Alesi or Berger in the mid 90s, it didn't mean anything to me at the time.

    When Alesi sorted out his contract mess after he signed for Williams, Tyrrell and Ferrari for the same season he begged Ferrari to give him number 27 because that was Gilles's number. Alesi was just a fan that could drive. His helmet livery was a straight copy of Elio deAngelis's as a tribute to him.

  • Paul01/10/2009 at 22:26

    Is Fernando Alonso mad? and why is Autosport still quoting Briatore?

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 22:26

    Red Five?

    If ferrari get third in the championship, who gets red five? Alonso or Massa?

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 22:27

    Did Shumacher ever drive 27? It's the only driver he knows...

    I don't think so. By the time Schumacher came in teams were obliged to take number from FOM / FIA, which is established sequentially

  • Jeremy01/10/2009 at 22:27

    What about 0?

    on a side note, I have been car 0. In rallying, it is the final sweep car before a stage opens. Some people see it as an honour, but a lot of us just see it as a free rally - because you are an official/volunteer, there is no entry fee!

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 22:27

    If ferrari get third in the championship, who gets red five? Alonso or Massa?

    Ooo. Handbags at dawn I reckon.

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:27

    Did Shumacher ever drive 27? It's the only driver he knows...

    :P

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 22:28

    For anyone who doesn't know what Gilles did with number 27 I recommend this item. http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/02/19/the-fastest-grand-prix-driver-ever/

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:28

    If ferrari get third in the championship, who gets red five? Alonso or Massa?

    the highest placed of the two. so fernando.

  • Chris01/10/2009 at 22:28

    I don't think so. By the time Schumacher came in teams were obliged to take number from FOM / FIA, which is established sequentially

    If I'm honest, it was more a dig at Legard...

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 22:29

    Did Shumacher ever drive 27? It's the only driver he knows...

    No.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 22:30

    the highest placed of the two. so fernando.

    Massa wasn't given number 3 at the start of this year though. He put a lot of mildly upset quotes into the press.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 22:30

    I don't know if my last comment came through. Great talk from Stirling and Murray. Managed to record most of it in audio.

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 22:31

    I don't know if my last comment came through. Great talk from Stirling and Murray. Managed to record most of it in audio.

    :D

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 22:31

    the highest placed of the two. so fernando.

    I think that's convention more than the rule? My mind may be playing tricks but I'm sure I've seen cases of the lower-placed driver getting the lower number. For some reason Heidfeld comes to mind.

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:32

    Massa wasn't given number 3 at the start of this year though. He put a lot of mildly upset quotes into the press.

    fia ballsup. he drove with the three in melbourne.

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:32

    I don't know if my last comment came through. Great talk from Stirling and Murray. Managed to record most of it in audio.

    got it, yup. cheers sir.

    you heading home now?

  • SLVAaron01/10/2009 at 22:32

    Morning All!

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 22:33

    Villeneuve and someone while at BAR.

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:34

    I think that's convention more than the rule?

    pretty sure it's the rule.

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:34

    Morning All!

    hey sir.

  • Alex Andronov01/10/2009 at 22:34

    you heading home now?

    who is this Mr C and what has he done with me ;)

  • SLVAaron01/10/2009 at 22:34

    hows is everybody this morning?

  • Adie01/10/2009 at 22:35

    Alright guys. Time to hit the sack.

    I *may* see you for FP1. If not, see you at 6am. Bacon rolls at the ready!!

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:35

    who is this Mr C and what has he done with me ;)

    loooong story :)

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 22:35

    pretty sure it's the rule.

    I don't think Ferrari are going to be happy about that.... Nor would McLaren thinking about it. I can't imagine them wanting LewHam in their 2nd car ;)

  • SLVAaron01/10/2009 at 22:35

    I *may* see you for FP1. If not, see you at 6am. Bacon rolls at the ready!!

    I am in the UK but am on Tokyo time for this weekend!!!!!!

  • Andy Taylor01/10/2009 at 22:37

    I don't think Ferrari are going to be happy about that.... Nor would McLaren thinking about it. I can't imagine them wanting LewHam in their 2nd car ;)

    I think that the FIA should hand out the numbers to the teams and then let them decide for themselves who gets which number. Something random like a game of Rock Paper Scissors would be a good method.

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:39

    I don't think Ferrari are going to be happy about that.... Nor would McLaren thinking about it. I can't imagine them wanting LewHam in their 2nd car ;)

    he ran with a 22 after disqualification in 2007.

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 22:39

    you don't want me to add remove it from the site surely? can't you just stop it.

    I don't know how to stop it I thought I had! Where am I now?

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:39

    I don't know how to stop it I thought I had! Where am I now?

    have removed it, i've no idea. last seen at clapham junction.

  • Jeremy01/10/2009 at 22:40

    I'm sure this will have been discussed already, Heidfeld on 'engine engine number 9'

    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2009/10/9952.html

  • Bert01/10/2009 at 22:40

    There you go, Panis (9) and Villeneuve (10) at BAR in 2001. Interestingly the following year they went to 12 and 11 respectively. Even more interesting is that in his 3 race stint at Renault in 2004 he was 7 to Alonso's 8, though that is more a merchandising thing.

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 22:40

    he ran with a 22 after disqualification in 2007.

    That's not what I mean. I just think that if Kimi goes there, they won't want to give Lewis the 2nd car out of the two. He's obviously the future of the team....

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 22:41

    I th8ink I have done it now?

  • Pat W01/10/2009 at 22:42

    As he was preparing to sign the Peugeot poster, I requested that he sign it to you. I've attached a photo of the poster showing where he wrote "To Christine, big kiss!". I then asked if I could snap a pic w/my cameraphone to send to you. As you can see with the photo I've attached, he was very happy to oblige."

    This is brilliant!

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 22:42

    have removed it, i've no idea. last seen at clapham junction.

    ah cool. That is one terrifying live of tech!

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 22:43

    Sorry

    ah cool. That is one terrifying piece of tech!

  • Steven Roy01/10/2009 at 22:45

    Morning SLVAaron

  • SLVAaron01/10/2009 at 22:45

    Morning SLVAaron

    Morning!!!

  • SLVAaron01/10/2009 at 22:46

    Morning SLVAaron

    hows tricks fella?

  • Paul01/10/2009 at 22:46

    Is Alex getting knighted or something?

  • Alison01/10/2009 at 22:47

    Morning!!!

    Morning. Sorry was a bit distracted by mr c's stalking prowess. He's also managed to make a bit of a mess of the doohickey name list....

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 22:48

    Morning. Sorry was a bit distracted by mr c's stalking prowess. He's also managed to make a bit of a mess of the doohickey name list....

    whoops.

  • Jon Waldock01/10/2009 at 22:49

    Morning. Sorry was a bit distracted by mr c's stalking prowess. He's also managed to make a bit of a mess of the doohickey name list....

    woah!!

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 22:59

    Evening folks, how did the F1 talk go?

  • SLVAaron01/10/2009 at 23:00

    Evening folks, how did the F1 talk go?

    F1 Talk?

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 23:00

    Evening folks, how did the F1 talk go?

    howdy. well, they're all already home and tucked up in bed.

    wouldn't have happened under your watch.

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 23:01

    howdy. well, they're all already home and tucked up in bed

    wouldn't have happened under your watch.

    I know, shameful behaviour

    See, I bring Sidepodcast people together, for longer :)

  • mr. c01/10/2009 at 23:02

    F1 Talk?

    some peeps went to london to listen to a talk on f1 kers, earlier.

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 23:03

    some peeps went to london to listen to a talk on f1 kers, earlier.

    I didn't think it was KERS, I thought it was a "what has F1 done for you" kind of thing?

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 23:04

    have removed it, i've no idea. last seen at clapham junction.

    Sorry about that, got a bit paranoid when i couldnt turn it off!

    Did it work though? Hope you guys could follow us around! I eventually found the off button in a hidden menu so i think i stopped it!

  • Nick01/10/2009 at 23:05

    & I'm home!

  • Bassano Clapper01/10/2009 at 23:06

    Did it work though? Hope you guys could follow us around! I eventually found the off button in a hidden menu so i think i stopped it!

    This some sort of GPS tracker on the mobey?