Having returned from an impromptu continuation of the Sidepodtour, we're spending the evening catching up with the comments and any news we might have missed. It looks like there are a couple of things to talk about, so let's get on with it:

  • The ex-Honda team reckon things are well on the way for them getting a new buyer and being on the grid in Melbourne. Nick Fry is particularly optimistic, although doesn't mention the fact that they've clearly missed out on a good couple of weeks of testing. With no in-season testing, they might be even further behind than they were already. But being on the grid is the first thing they need to concentrate on, no doubt.
  • Our visit to the Williams F1 factory has caused some consternation, as we believe some of the later models to be the most beautiful. Others can't stand the flip ups and wings. With 2009 going back to basics, are you going to miss the Dumbo-Flugel as much as I am? Or are we in a minority here?
  • Toyota have said they're targeting a perfect reliability record in 2009. With the regulation changes, this seems an impossibility, but would this even have been likely if things had stayed the same? An entire season without a failure seems like a lot to ask, especially with the Trulliometer swinging wildly at times.
  • We're getting pretty adept at poking around team factory innards, but want to hear what you guys have been up to. Have you ever been on a tour, which team, what did you find out? And which is better - free Red Bull or free Wifi?

That'll do for now. Don't forget there's a Sidepodparty on Sunday. We've got plenty to talk about, having missed a show, but if you've got any Christmas/F1 themed ideas, then leave your thoughts in the Wiki. Other than that, I'll see you in the comments.

115 responses

  • Scott in Italy (now with added Australia)20/12/2008 at 00:09

    quote from Coulthard about how Mark Webber will be fine after his leg break a month ago...

    "Also, it's his right leg. If it was the left leg, where you really need the strength for braking, I would be a lot more concerned, but the right leg isn't a big deal."

    read the story here

  • Scott in Italy (now with added Australia)20/12/2008 at 00:10

    Sidepodparty on Sunday

    What time GMT? I'll have to do maths :) i still have jetlag so you might just see me, even if it is 4am local time.

  • Journeyer20/12/2008 at 00:15

    What time GMT? I’ll have to do maths i still have jetlag so you might just see me, even if it is 4am local time.

    I think it's 9 pm GMT. Which is 5 am my time, 8 am your time, Scott. Am I right?

    The ex-Honda team reckon things are well on the way for them getting a new buyer and being on the grid in Melbourne. Nick Fry is particularly optimistic, although doesn’t mention the fact that they’ve clearly missed out on a good couple of weeks of testing. With no in-season testing, they might be even further behind than they were already. But being on the grid is the first thing they need to concentrate on, no doubt.

    They can't really say they're NOT confident, can they? But yeah, I think they'll find a buyer. It's just a matter of the details.

    Oh, wait, didn't Super Aguri say that with Magma last year?

  • Steven Roy20/12/2008 at 00:27

    The double issue of Autosport has overhead shots of all the F1 teams' factories. It may help 'me' find the twilight zone that links the two Red Bull buildings.

  • Rishi20/12/2008 at 02:39

    I will definitely miss the beautiful sleek looks of the Formula 1 cars of 2008. Next year we hit the Stone Age once more. Let's just hope the overtaking and racing does get a sigificant boost!

  • Bassano Clapper20/12/2008 at 03:30

    Bernie Ecclestone hits back at Ferrari head by exposing the team’s ‘special deal’

    “Ferrari get so much more money than everyone else,” he said. “They know exactly what they get, they are not that stupid, although they are not that bright, either. They get about $80 million (about £54 million) more. When they win the constructors’ championship, which they did this year, they got $80 million more than if McLaren had won it.”

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/formula_1/article5372488.ece

  • Dank20/12/2008 at 09:47

    And which is better - free Red Bull or free Wifi?

    Delicious caffeinated goodness all the way! I managed to walk away with about £5 worth of the stuff from the Red Bull tour - but you didn't hear that from me... :-D

    Bernie Ecclestone hits back at Ferrari head by exposing the team’s ‘special deal’

    Stick that in your pipe Di Montezemolo and smoke it. Although, $80 million? Unbelievable.

  • Scott in Italy (now with added Australianisms)20/12/2008 at 10:02

    I think it’s 9 pm GMT. Which is 5 am my time, 8 am your time, Scott. Am I right?

    If it is 9 pm GMT, then yeah I'll be on at 8am. I just have to remember :)

  • Dank20/12/2008 at 10:05

    Provisional schedule for BBC's "Grand Prix Night"

    Days of Thunder?

    And I hope they're showing qualifying live as opposed to these repeats later on in the evening!

  • R.G (Whatever I say you'll disagree with it)20/12/2008 at 10:27

    Provisional schedule for BBC’s “Grand Prix Night”

    Better than anything ITV ever did.

    And I hope they’re showing qualifying live as opposed to these repeats later on in the evening!

    Its good to get a bit of both, I'll just sky+ it and watch it in the morning ;)

  • Scott in Italy (now with added Australianisms)20/12/2008 at 10:38

    Although, $80 million? Unbelievable.

    I think from the full quote (see Bassano's post above) "they got $80 million more than if McLaren had won it." so I'm thinking that real amount might be just $40 million and so the $80 mil difference comes from McLaren NOT earning the 40 mil and Ferrari earning the 40 mil.

    unless of course there actually is a special deal which sounds ridiculous (but not impossible with the FIA). how can one team get a different prize amount?

    Still, nice money. a million here, a million there, and sooner or later it adds up to real money...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/12/2008 at 10:39

    Dank said:

    Provisional schedule for BBC’s “Grand Prix Night”

    Days of Thunder?

    And I hope they’re showing qualifying live as opposed to these repeats later on in the evening!

    Nothing wrong with showing 'Days of Thunder' after a Grand Prix ...

    I think the best way to start a season off is to watch a Motorsport Movie on the saturday after quallies ("Grand Prix" is the best by far :-) ) and then spend the rest of the time before the first GP watching season reviews and old F1 races :-D

    What do you guys do?

  • Scott in Italy (now with added Australianisms)20/12/2008 at 11:08

    While doing some light reading I've found out there are 6 places for tv cameras on next years F1 cars (see page 46). I was just looking to see if they mention prize money but not in the tech regulations i guess.

    and according to the F1 sporting regs for 2009

    6.4 Points for both titles will be awarded at each Event according to the following scale :

    1st : 10 points, 2nd : 8 points, 3rd : 6 points, 4th : 5 points, 5th : 4 points, 6th : 3 points, 7th : 2 points, 8th : 1 point

    so if it is already in the regs would the medal system be brought in for 2009 or 2010?

  • R.G (Whatever I say you'll disagree with it)20/12/2008 at 11:16

    so if it is already in the regs would the medal system be brought in for 2009 or 2010?

    2010 I guess, seems way to late to change anything for 2009 now I think.

    But, all the more reason to boycott F1 in 2010.

  • Scott in Italy (now with added Australianisms)20/12/2008 at 11:17

    What do you guys do?

    Given the first race is in Melbourne and normally I live in Italy... I normally just wake up early and perfectly time it so the cars are already on the grid and then sleep until the 2 seconds before somebody crashes..

  • R.G (Whatever I say you'll disagree with it)20/12/2008 at 15:45

    sleep until the 2 seconds before somebody crashes..

    Must have had little sleep that night then.

  • Christine20/12/2008 at 16:21

    We've just been out and bought cake for the party. Lou's in charge of the mince pies. What are you bringing?

  • Journeyer20/12/2008 at 16:27

    We’ve just been out and bought cake for the party. Lou’s in charge of the mince pies. What are you bringing?

    Oooh. What kind? :D

    What to bring...? Hmmm... I'm not sure, to be honest. :)

  • me20/12/2008 at 16:32

    The double issue of Autosport has overhead shots of all the F1 teams’ factories. It may help ‘me’ find the twilight zone that links the two Red Bull buildings.

    they are separate buildings. how very odd.

    I think the best way to start a season off is to watch a Motorsport Movie on the saturday after quallies (”Grand Prix” is the best by far :-) ) and then spend the rest of the time before the first GP watching season reviews and old F1 races :-D

    What do you guys do?

    sleep.

  • me20/12/2008 at 16:33

    Oooh. What kind?

    christmas cake.

  • lou20/12/2008 at 16:36

    We’ve just been out and bought cake for the party. Lou’s in charge of the mince pies. What are you bringing?

    goodness, i should make those sometime soon...

  • Journeyer20/12/2008 at 16:43

    christmas cake.

    Hahaha! I didn't know you could eat Christmas now. :P

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/12/2008 at 16:49

    What do you guys do?

    sleep.

    What, for 24 hours? :-D

  • Christine20/12/2008 at 16:51

    What, for 24 hours?

    If we're not sleeping, we're podcasting :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/12/2008 at 16:56

    Christine said:

    What, for 24 hours?

    If we’re not sleeping, we’re podcasting :-)

    Aww you guys rock :-D

  • Lady Snowcat20/12/2008 at 18:14

    This stuff about Ferrari's "special" deal is surely extremely old news...

    I remember when Ferrari were first to sign the last Concorde agreement for this extra dosh as it was the death knell to the suggested rival Manufacturers series.... which is why Bernie paid it....

    The manufacturers knew that Ferrari were key to any effective supreme motor sport series which is why they had the bargaining power to do it...

    It was mentioned in the 5Live radio talk in with EJ and other F1 guys just this week and all the teams realise it's a payment in appreciation of Ferrari's vital involvement... Bernie obviously knows this is a non issue and was the price he paid to keep the teams with him....

    Not sure that Bernie's finances aren't a bit dodgy given the divorce proceedings... perhaps Luca should ask Slavica...

  • me20/12/2008 at 18:38

    The manufacturers knew that Ferrari were key to any effective supreme motor sport series which is why they had the bargaining power to do it…

    and that's why they've nominated the president that they have isn't it?

    the best thing about the ferrari deal, is that it now comes out of bernie's pocket and not the pocket of rival teams. seems to be correct and fair, which is no doubt why bernie hates it so much.

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 18:44

    im being a little bit stupid, so can someone explain to me why Ferrari a)got more money than the others and b) are stupid enough to tell us that they did??

  • Dom20/12/2008 at 18:53

    a)got more money than the others and b) are stupid enough to tell us that they did??

    In short: A) Because of their 'historical importance' and B) we already knew. As Lady Snowcat said, the latest chequered flag podcast (which was recorded before Bernie's response) has a full discussion about all this.

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 18:55

    i shall listen to it then, i havent been on my itunes lately as i listen to all the sidepodcast-podcasts, i had around 100 podcasts unlistened too about 2 months ago, and i havent listened to them since!!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/12/2008 at 20:31

    Jon Waldock said:

    i shall listen to it then, i havent been on my itunes lately as i listen to all the sidepodcast-podcasts, i had around 100 podcasts unlistened too about 2 months ago, and i havent listened to them since!!

    You're going to be a busy man, then :-D

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 20:34

    You’re going to be a busy man, then

    i think thats an understatement :P

  • lou20/12/2008 at 21:23

    i shall listen to it then, i havent been on my itunes lately as i listen to all the sidepodcast-podcasts, i had around 100 podcasts unlistened too about 2 months ago, and i havent listened to them since!!

    oh goodness and i thought the 30 odd i have was bad ;)

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 21:28

    oh goodness and i thought the 30 odd i have was bad

    its 141 today, but thats only because i told it to only download f1 minute of the day i go on itunes, so seeing as i've missed 2 months, it should be around 210..... :P

  • lou20/12/2008 at 21:30

    its 141 today, but thats only because i told it to only download f1 minute of the day i go on itunes, so seeing as i’ve missed 2 months, it should be around 210…..

    wow, good luck finding the time to listen to all of them ;)

  • Steven Roy20/12/2008 at 21:31

    This stuff about Ferrari’s “special” deal is surely extremely old news…

    I assume Bernie is trying to split up McLaren and Ferrari. Ferrari have always had an unfair financial advantage. It really is scandalous that any team ever has a built in unfair advantage. How can anyone believe the FIA when they say the dodgy stewards decisions are not the result of bias when they already have a special deal in place with the team that gets the decisions.

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 21:31

    wow, good luck finding the time to listen to all of them

    and i know i wont get the time over christmas. fun.times

  • Spikey20/12/2008 at 21:32

    ahhhhhhh I love listening to mp3's in the car lol

    and recently I have had nothing else to do *cries and looks for sympathy vote*

  • Spikey20/12/2008 at 21:37

    So where's this party then? I dont mind trying to drive! (might need help changing gear though!)

  • Steven Roy20/12/2008 at 21:37

    So where’s this party then? I dont mind trying to drive! (might need help changing gear though!)

    It's an online party. Podcast tomorrow night.

  • Spikey20/12/2008 at 21:38

    hey "me" dont get me wrong, I think the liveries are fantastic now, but there was just something about a nice clean looking car, with slicks and NO BLOODY GROOVED TYRES and a nice bright colour scheme. (except the old benetton that looked like a kid had been sick on it!)

  • Spikey20/12/2008 at 21:39

    (I thought that, Steven :) ) I think I am going stir crazy.......

  • Christine20/12/2008 at 22:06

    It’s an online party. Podcast tomorrow night.

    bring a bottle. although if you drink a lot, bring several ;)

  • me20/12/2008 at 22:07

    gah! christine's ruined my commenting by borrowing my machine :(

  • R.G (Whatever I say you'll disagree with it)20/12/2008 at 22:07

    bring a bottle. although if you drink a lot, bring several

    This party, it will also feature Diet Coke and Breadsticks won't it?

    gah! christine’s ruined my commenting by borrowing my machine

    I was going to say, christine uses capital letters

  • Christine20/12/2008 at 22:07

    gah! christine’s ruined my commenting by borrowing my machine

    That was yesterday! Ain't my fault if you haven't changed it back yet.

  • Christine20/12/2008 at 22:09

    This party, it will also feature Diet Coke and Breadsticks won’t it?

    Wouldn't be a party without Diet Coke :)

  • R.G (or is it me...?)20/12/2008 at 22:10

    Wouldn’t be a party without Diet Coke

    and Breadsticks?

    If we are getting breadsticks, might be best bet to get quite a few, a certain person with the name beginning with R likes them very much

  • me20/12/2008 at 22:10

    If we are getting breadsticks, might be best bet to get quite a few, a certain person with the name beginning with R likes them very much

    erm, we didn't get breadsticks. you could bring some though?

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 22:15

    erm, we didn’t get breadsticks. you could bring some though?

    i'll bring the sausages on sticks, i love those things!!

  • me20/12/2008 at 22:15

    i’ll bring the sausages on sticks, i love those things!!

    oooh, and pineapple.

  • Spikey20/12/2008 at 22:16

    hmmmmmm several bottles and finger food (well, breadsticks and Lou's mince pies!)

    sounds like this will be quite a giggle! 9pm you say? I will have to stock up.....

    I wonder if there shoudl be a feed for most outrageous suggestion? I still reckon that Slavica should buy the Honda team with her settlement :)

  • me20/12/2008 at 22:17

    sounds like this will be quite a giggle! 9pm you say? I will have to stock up…..

    something like that. thread opens at 8pm for the early-comers.

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 22:17

    oooh, and pineapple.

    I'm more of a fan of the cheese on sticks, don't like pineapple. I'll bring just cheese, and cheese and pineapple too :P

  • R.G (or is it me...?)20/12/2008 at 22:18

    erm, we didn’t get breadsticks. you could bring some though?

    Yeah, but they might have been eaten before we get there...

    I wonder if there shoudl be a feed for most outrageous suggestion? I still reckon that Slavica should buy the Honda team with her settlement

    RUMOUR TIME!!!!

    Carphone Warehouse advertising company will paint the new Williams car for next season, this will be from blue felt tip and will be filmed to be put on a new Carphone Warehouse commercial. The livery is set to feature people talking on phones, including a comic Nico Rosberg in a F1 car on his F1 car

  • Spikey20/12/2008 at 22:20

    hahahahaaaaaa talking of ads, anyone remember Nige pulling up at a petrol station in his Indycar? "Almost forgot the wholemeal" HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA

  • Journeyer20/12/2008 at 22:21

    me: 20/12/2008 at 22:15

    i’ll bring the sausages on sticks, i love those things!!

    oooh, and pineapple.

    Ah! I'll bring cookies. Hope that's a hit. Hahaha!

  • me20/12/2008 at 22:24

    Ah! I’ll bring cookies. Hope that’s a hit. Hahaha!

    it is with me ;)

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 22:25

    Ah! I’ll bring cookies. Hope that’s a hit. Hahaha!

    what type of cookies?

  • Christine20/12/2008 at 22:26

    what type of cookies?

    Chocolate!

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 22:26

    Chocolate!

    ah yes, but maryland or own brand?

    can't beat maryland cookies.

  • Dom20/12/2008 at 22:27

    I wonder who'll be providing the pringles... :P

  • lou20/12/2008 at 22:27

    Ah! I’ll bring cookies. Hope that’s a hit. Hahaha!</blockquote

    yum :)

  • me20/12/2008 at 22:29

    I wonder who’ll be providing the pringles…

    i'll provide the quiche that everyone shuns in favour of the sweet.

  • Dom20/12/2008 at 22:29

    can’t beat maryland cookies.

    Seeing as we've conquered the world of cupcakes, how about Sidepodcast cookies?

  • Spikey20/12/2008 at 22:29

    cookies? HAS to be Boasters........ nice and chunky and whole hazelnuts..........yum!

  • lou20/12/2008 at 22:30

    i’ll provide the quiche that everyone shuns in favour of the sweet.

    will you be making that? :P

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 22:31

    will you be making that?

    i want video evidence of him making that!!

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 22:31

    Seeing as we’ve conquered the world of cupcakes, how about Sidepodcast cookies?

    Sidepodcookies :)

  • R.G (or is it me...?)20/12/2008 at 22:32

    Apparantly I'm gonna be the one who complains about the pronounciation.

    quiche

    Qwee-shh

  • Dom20/12/2008 at 22:32

    i’ll provide the quiche that everyone shuns in favour of the sweet.

    I really want quiche now!!

  • Christine20/12/2008 at 22:32

    will you be making that?

    A quiche?? I value my kitchen too much for that.

  • Journeyer20/12/2008 at 22:32

    me: 20/12/2008 at 22:24

    Ah! I’ll bring cookies. Hope that’s a hit. Hahaha!

    it is with me

    Yay, more for everyone!

    Chocolate!

    Yep, Chocolate-chip, in special mini-size too!

    Sidepodcookies

    yuuuuum! :D

  • lou20/12/2008 at 22:33

    A quiche?? I value my kitchen too much for that.

    how about a mini quiche? ;)

  • Andy Taylor20/12/2008 at 22:34

    I just posted in the wrong thread but according to The Sun, Ferrari wouldn't swap Massa for Hamilton...

  • Spikey20/12/2008 at 22:34

    oh my - now that would be a christmas special....

    "me" cooks a quiche on webcam......looking like The Stig to keep the mystery alive!

  • Andy Taylor20/12/2008 at 22:35

    A quiche?? I value my kitchen too much for that.

    You can't make a quiche without breaking eggs ;)

  • Dom20/12/2008 at 22:35

    I just posted in the wrong thread but according to The Sun, Ferrari wouldn’t swap Massa for Hamilton…

    I'd be far more surprised if they said they would. :P

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 22:35

    A quiche?? I value my kitchen too much for that.

    i think it says alot about your trust in "me" that you didnt let him make the sidepodcupcake from scratch!!

  • Christine20/12/2008 at 22:37

    You can’t make a quiche without breaking eggs

    What are the chances he remembers how to do that though?

  • Spikey20/12/2008 at 22:40

    Christine said:

    You can’t make a quiche without breaking eggs

    What are the chances he remembers how to do that though?

    dont forget the complexities of blind baking..........got your beans handy?

    I think I have watched far too much daytime telly recently....

  • Steven Roy20/12/2008 at 22:43

    I just posted in the wrong thread but according to The Sun, Ferrari wouldn’t swap Massa for Hamilton…

    If I was Anthony Hamilton I would phone Ferrari and say that Lewis and Ron just had a barney and never wanted to drive for McLaren again. It would be interesting to see how long it took them to change their minds. I think I would also have a friendly journalist in the room when I made the call. That would ruin boosting of Massa's ego that the press release was designed to do.

  • R.G (or is it me...?)20/12/2008 at 22:45

    I think I have watched far too much daytime telly recently….

    Not as much as me reading a tabloid for rumours.

    A close source of mine reckons that 'me' will become the new cateror for the Williams team next season, since Williams need to cut costs in the minor departments, 'Me' is being asked to serve healthy meals such as 'Veggie Cup Cakes' and 'Super Low Fat Pasta'. Thankfully these contain few ingrediants. Nico Rosberg is however planning to go on strike and join BMW as a tester if this does happen.

  • Andy Taylor20/12/2008 at 22:47

    If I was Anthony Hamilton I would phone Ferrari and say that Lewis and Ron just had a barney and never wanted to drive for McLaren again. It would be interesting to see how long it took them to change their minds. I think I would also have a friendly journalist in the room when I made the call. That would ruin boosting of Massa’s ego that the press release was designed to do.

    :) Trouble is, Ron might find out and get cross for real.

  • Andy Taylor20/12/2008 at 22:47

    What are the chances he remembers how to do that though?

    I boiled an egg for half an hour once and the bloody thing was still hard...

  • me20/12/2008 at 22:48

    I boiled an egg for half an hour once and the bloody thing was still hard…

    easter egg?

  • R.G (or is it me...?)20/12/2008 at 22:50

    Good news everyone, I've got a football match in the morning so I'll miss the Lewis Hamilton Show, or whatever that ITV thing is called.

    Yipee.

    Watch it get called off now :(

  • me20/12/2008 at 22:51

    Good news everyone, I’ve got a football match in the morning so I’ll miss the Lewis Hamilton Show, or whatever that ITV thing is called.

    hollyoaks is on at the same time, i may live comment that by mistake.

  • R.G (or is it me...?)20/12/2008 at 22:52

    Watch it get called off now

    Aw crap, I've just looked outside, I hope I get taken shopping

  • lou20/12/2008 at 22:53

    hollyoaks is on at the same time, i may live comment that by mistake.

    please tell me you don't watch hollyoaks.....

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 22:54

    please tell me you don’t watch hollyoaks…..

    no it gets worse....sunday isn't just hollyoaks...its the hollyoaks omnibus....

  • lou20/12/2008 at 22:55

    Good news everyone, I’ve got a football match in the morning so I’ll miss the Lewis Hamilton Show, or whatever that ITV thing is called.

    haha speaking of the review show, i love that they have actually called it 'Lewis Hamilton- World Champion' the title in itself is a review of their coverage for the past season. lol

  • Dom20/12/2008 at 22:55

    no it gets worse….sunday isn’t just hollyoaks…its the hollyoaks omnibus….

    Is this how you spend your sundays, me?

  • littlepurplegoth20/12/2008 at 22:55

    Ah - now you're just getting lines of patter from the 'patter book for big boys'

    (rolls eyes)

    So what, baking wise, is missing from the list thus far?

    (and andy can actually cook... he doesn't often, but he can. Its just that most of what he cooks well, only two people in the house generally eat, rofl)

  • Lady Snowcat20/12/2008 at 22:56

    It's not according to the Sun it's from a speech given by Luca at the Ferrari Christmas party and published in the Italian media I think...

    It was reported on autosport.com etc...

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/72513

    And as for party food has anyone heard about the seizure by Italian customs of Beluga caviare... they are giving to various good causes like homeless shelters etc...

    Anyone a deserving cause here who fancies a trip to Milan...

  • lou20/12/2008 at 22:56

    Aw crap, I’ve just looked outside, I hope I get taken shopping

    isn't it dark outside?

  • R.G (or is it me...?)20/12/2008 at 22:58

    isn’t it dark outside?

    Yes, but I can see the rain coming down next to the lamppost.

    And as for party food has anyone heard about the seizure by Italian customs of Beluga caviare… they are giving to various good causes like homeless shelters etc…

    Ah yes, the Sidepodcharity is involved I believe.

  • Dom20/12/2008 at 22:58

    haha speaking of the review show, i love that they have actually called it ‘Lewis Hamilton- World Champion’ the title in itself is a review of their coverage for the past season. lol

    Anyone know if last years was called 'Lewis Hamilton - Runner Up'?

  • Lady Snowcat20/12/2008 at 22:59

    The Lewis Hamilton show rather than an unbiased review of the season... at least ITV are finally being honest about their biased coverage...

    I wonder if they'll airbrush out bits like Montreal?.. I won't find out as Crimbo shopping awaits...

  • Spikey20/12/2008 at 23:00

    ooooooooooooooooooooo V for Vendetta is on the telly!

  • lou20/12/2008 at 23:01

    The Lewis Hamilton show rather than an unbiased review of the season… at least ITV are finally being honest about their biased coverage…

    Wasn't one of the last things Steve said at Brazil 'No appoligies for our slightly biased coverage of the build up today' or something like that?

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 23:01

    Anyone know if last years was called ‘Lewis Hamilton - Runner Up’?

    Lewis Hamilton - Close but no cigar.

    Previous years include;

    Lewis Hamilton - I'm not in Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton - I'm still in Formula Renault

    Lewis Hamilton - I'm not even alive yet...

  • Dom20/12/2008 at 23:03

    Lewis Hamilton - Close but no cigar.

    Oh dear...

    Previous years include; Lewis Hamilton - I’m not in Formula 1 Lewis Hamilton - I’m still in Formula Renault Lewis Hamilton - I’m not even alive yet…

    :D

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 23:04

    Lewis Hamilton - Close but no cigar.

    By the way, i doubt that actually is last years. Although i really hope it is!!

  • R.G (or is it me...?)20/12/2008 at 23:04

    Previous years include; Lewis Hamilton - I’m not in Formula 1 Lewis Hamilton - I’m still in Formula Renault Lewis Hamilton - I’m not even alive yet…

    :D

    Any suggestions for next year on the BBC?

    2009 - The Season That Rocked, with them new wings

  • Lady Snowcat20/12/2008 at 23:07

    If BBC make it the "Formula 1 only exists because Lewis is so great Show" I will ...................................

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 23:08

    or James Allens favourite....

    "Lewis Hamilton - Senna"

  • Dom20/12/2008 at 23:10

    “Lewis Hamilton - Senna”

    Apparently the FIA's favourite too.

  • Dom20/12/2008 at 23:12

    2009 - The Season That Rocked, with them new wings

    "F1 09 - The Top Gear gate-crash"

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 23:13

    "Lewis Hamilton - More Senna Like Than Senna Himself"

    or my personal favourite

    "Lewis Hamilton - Ayrtons REAL nephew"

  • Lady Snowcat20/12/2008 at 23:14

    “F1 09 - The Top Gear gate-crash”

    Only if the Stig gets a drive...

    Perhaps Top Gear should buy Honda just to organise it....

  • Jon Waldock20/12/2008 at 23:15

    Perhaps Top Gear should buy Honda just to organise it….

    Marketing Management 101 by Jeremy Clarkson

    "PPPPPOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWEEEEEEERRRRR"

  • Spikey20/12/2008 at 23:46

    hmmmmmmm it's all stopped

  • Spikey20/12/2008 at 23:54

    well as everyone has digital laryngitis, methinks it's time for beddybyes.

    goodnight all, and hope to see you all at the party tomorrow :)

  • me20/12/2008 at 23:55

    goodnight all, and hope to see you all at the party tomorrow

    see ya spikey.