Friday at last. It's been a relatively slow news week, but things might be picking up again now. Whatever happens though, we can always find things to entertain ourselves with. Here's what we've been talking about recently:

  • The latest mini series came to an end this week, and we've had some good suggestions for future episodes. If you've got any thoughts or ideas for upcoming shows of Days that Shook the F1 World or any of the other series we have, please feel free to leave them in the comments or on the wiki.
  • The Honda speculation is endless, but it looks like Bernie is getting involved now. He's spoken to Mr Branson apparently, and is cheerleading him on to takeover the team. It looks like this may be the only option other than the management buyout, so fingers crossed something is worked out soon.
  • We're thinking about hosting a Sidepodchat this weekend, so if you're free and would like a chat on Sunday, please let us know in the comments. If you're not sure what the Sidepodchat is all about, you can listen to the first show here.

As ever, feel free to discuss anything you fancy. Let us know if you've got anything exciting planned for the weekend, and I will see you in the comments.

524 responses

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 00:04

    So, when was it mentioned that Malaysia were supposed to be having a night race this year? I thought it was always going to be twilight. BBC seemed to be making a big deal of it. Maybe they're gearing up for the improved coverage

  • RG20/02/2009 at 00:06

    Silverstone is changing

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/73337

    Bye bye Abbey

  • Ollie20/02/2009 at 00:07

    Maybe they’re gearing up for the improved coverage

    I think so. The wheels have just been slowly kicked into motion, me thinks. And about time too. Although the information could be a little better, as you say. For the BBC though, this is lightning pace in comparison. :(

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 00:08

    So, when was it mentioned that Malaysia were supposed to be having a night race this year? I thought it was always going to be twilight.

    They said this time last year that they'd be up for it, but nothing was ever agreed.

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 00:08

    Silverstone is changing

    Bit flippin' late to be spending £5m now isn't it?

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 00:09

    They said this time last year that they’d be up for it, but nothing was ever agreed.

    Yeah, I thought they were 'warm' to the idea but the article seemed to be making a big deal out of something that was never promised

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 00:09

    Bit flippin’ late to be spending £5m now isn’t it?

    MotoGP? Doing the swap with Donnington.

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 00:10

    Bye bye Abbey

    Um, no:

    "The current F1 GP track will not be affected by the changes, so will remain available for other events."

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 00:11

    MotoGP? Doing the swap with Donnington.

    Yeah, when it all shakes out I wonder who'll be holding the brown & messy end of the stick?

  • Ollie20/02/2009 at 00:12

    Bit flippin’ late to be spending £5m now isn’t it?

    Of course, they probably spent countless millions pushing through plans for the new pit and paddock complex only to have Bernie decide otherwise a couple of weeks later that they wouldn't be hosting the race in the future.

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 00:12

    Yeah, I thought they were ‘warm’ to the idea but the article seemed to be making a big deal out of something that was never promised

    True.

    Am surprised the new contract was signed, actually. Didn't Bernie say the track was getting a bit 'old'?

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 00:12

    Yeah, when it all shakes out I wonder who’ll be holding the brown & messy end of the stick?

    I know who it won't be.

  • me20/02/2009 at 00:13

    I know who it won’t be.

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 00:14

    Am surprised the new contract was signed, actually. Didn’t Bernie say the track was getting a bit ‘old’?

    A Bernie negotiating tactic most likely

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 00:15

    I know who it won’t be.

    Uh-huh. That stick joke's best left unsaid too ;)

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 00:16

    Uh-huh. That stick joke’s best left unsaid too

    I didn't mean him, I meant the other one.

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 00:19

    I didn’t mean him, I meant the other one.

    Yeah, I know. But they're still like Morecombe & Wise in my head, can't separate them.

    That's probably unfair, maybe the Chuckle Brothers :D

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 00:22

    Yeah, I know. But they’re still like Morecombe & Wise in my head, can’t separate them.

    Which one has the short fat hairy legs? :)

    That’s probably unfair, maybe the Chuckle Brothers

    Oh dear oh dear.

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 00:23

    That’s probably unfair, maybe the Chuckle Brothers

    Do I sense one of Lukeh's photoshopped images?

    I think I do... :D

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 00:23

    Yeah, I know. But they’re still like Morecombe & Wise in my head, can’t separate them.

    They share a bed?

  • Ollie20/02/2009 at 00:23

    They share a bed?

    It wouldn't surprise me!

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 00:24

    Oh dear oh dear.

    Well, I thought I was being a bit unfair to Eric & Ernie

    They share a bed?

    Where's my smiley for the Homer Simpson shudder?

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 00:24

    They share a bed?

    Ever since Slavica moved out... ;)

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 00:25

    Ever since Slavica moved out…

    :D

    Who wears the maid's outfit? [must STOP right now!]

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 00:27

    Who wears the maid’s outfit? [must STOP right now!]

    Glenda Jackson of course. Her or André Preview.

  • me20/02/2009 at 00:27

    much fun:

    http://axisofoversteer.blogspot.com/2009/02/three-blondes-and-scud.html

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 00:28

    much fun

    Changing the subject. :D

  • me20/02/2009 at 00:29

    Changing the subject.

    me?

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 00:30

    Changing the subject.

    Good call though, someone had to

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 00:35

    much fun:

    They looked genuinely scared in the first part of that clip. Good stuff and nice distraction from the comedy double act metaphors.

  • me20/02/2009 at 00:35

    over teams currently signed up to spc fantasy racers league :)

  • me20/02/2009 at 00:35

    over teams currently signed up to spc fantasy racers league

    200. i meant to say 200 :)

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 00:36

    over teams currently signed up to spc fantasy racers league

    What makes them different from normal teams, then? :P

  • me20/02/2009 at 00:37

    What makes them different from normal teams, then?

    :(

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 00:38

    200. i meant to say 200

    Damn, was about to break out my "THIS IS SPARTA!" line.

    Maybe by the end of March

  • me20/02/2009 at 00:41

    is it about time we had some honda news?

  • lou20/02/2009 at 00:42

    is it about time we had some honda news?

    was just typing a comment... i have some.... speculation....

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 00:42

    is it about time we had some honda news?

    Yay for Honda!

  • me20/02/2009 at 00:42

    was just typing a comment… i have some…. speculation….

    me too... you first :)

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 00:43

    is it about time we had some honda news?

    You're becoming addicted to this

    Maybe there's a meeting you can go to

    "Hi, My name is.... I'll get my coat" ;)

  • me20/02/2009 at 00:43

    Maybe there’s a meeting you can go to

    “Hi, My name is…. I’ll get my coat”

    :D

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 00:43

    me too… you first

    Damn! I have nothing!

    Must.try.harder.

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 00:47

    Mac Q: FF3 and Flash video. I get very jerky video stream from embedded flash video and YouTube type things, Safari is fine. FF2 seemed ok too, if I recall

    Have uninstalled and then reinstalled Flash 10, is it just me?

  • lou20/02/2009 at 00:48

    me too… you first

    hmmm.... well i have no idea if it's true or not, since it's only on a forum, and could easily be someone making it up, however i'm willing to share it as we have nothing to loose... someone on a forum claims

    'Jenson was at the factory for a seat fitting yesterday and the trucks are on the way to Barcelona for testing very shortly ' link - http://is.gd/kaJw

    the same person also said this at around 1pm yesterday

    'Some hot gossip for you hot off of the press, Jensen is at Honda right now and is in the simulator as i type.' http://is.gd/kaK5

    so there you have it. most likely rumour or someone making it up.... but if it is true, surely a good sign...

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 00:49

    much fun:

    http://axisofoversteer.blogspot.com/2009/02/three-blondes-and-scud.html

    ROFL at "oh, you're quite good aren't you" to Jason Plato

  • me20/02/2009 at 00:49

    Mac Q: FF3 and Flash video. I get very jerky video stream from embedded flash video and YouTube type things, Safari is fine. FF2 seemed ok too, if I recall

    fine for me. no probs to report.

    same with ours vids?

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 00:52

    Any web media players, worse if not fully streamed [see how I avoided the 'b' word there?]

    Never noticed it during live streaming but am not expecting HD footage there

    Only bugs me recently as have not long switched from FF2 and kinda wish I hadn't sometimes, no major benefits for me

  • me20/02/2009 at 00:52

    hmmm…. well i have no idea if it’s true or not, since it’s only on a forum, and could easily be someone making it up, however i’m willing to share it as we have nothing to loose…

    nice one lou, that is good information. and i'll add to that, realhondaf1 are getting a bit excited about some info they've received:

    http://www.f1network.net/main/s169/st140340.htm

    in short, much confidence about senna. realhonda were the first to break the earthdreams livery news and were on the money. was a long time ago tho, so proceed with caution.

  • me20/02/2009 at 00:57

    btw lou: reading more of those forum threads, i cannot believe i'd forgotten about this:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2007/06/08/now-shes-a-writer-too/

    that video was made for virgin media!

  • lou20/02/2009 at 00:57

    nice one lou, that is good information.

    i may have gone slightly crazy and spent a long time looking for the smallest piece of news.... and i may have overloaded my laptop several times with the number of tabs i was using... then again i may not have done :P

    ;)

  • me20/02/2009 at 00:58

    then again i may not have done

    :D

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 00:59

    Have only just read the Planet F1: Good Week Bad Week homage and love the line about Toyota dissing Euro test sessions for Bahrain

    Now, after two days of sandstorms and a spell of morning fog it seems like one of the most expensive wastes of money since the Jaguar team signed Eddie Irvine on a big money contract and gave him a Motability scooter to race with.

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 00:59

    most likely rumour or someone making it up…. but if it is true, surely a good sign…

    On the verge of an announcement now. :)

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:00

    …. and i may have overloaded my laptop several times with the number of tabs i was using… then again i may not have done

    More RAM Lou

  • Joe20/02/2009 at 01:01

    I hope to christ Senna doesn't sign. Mainly because there'd be no Rubens.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 01:01

    in short, much confidence about senna. realhonda were the first to break the earthdreams livery news and were on the money. was a long time ago tho, so proceed with caution.

    ooo nice one. looks like Rubens has a bit of support too. shame he doesn't have the sponsorship success Bruno has. This is also interesting -

    'The ex-Honda team, who we expect to be testing their Mercedes engined car in Barcelona on 9 March with Bruno Senna and Jenson Button in attendance' ties in quiet nicely with the seat fitting comments from the forum, and the transporter rumours. Although the rumours say it was only 2 transporters... is that enough for everything?

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:01
  • lou20/02/2009 at 01:02

    btw lou: reading more of those forum threads, i cannot believe i’d forgotten about this:

    :o...........

    .........

    .....

    ..

    .

  • me20/02/2009 at 01:03

    Although the rumours say it was only 2 transporters… is that enough for everything?

    nope. it's not enough for a straightline test, and it's mighty early for a test on the 8th, unless they're just sending hospitality units and are planning an announcement from the circuit?

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:05

    nope. it’s not enough for a straightline test, and it’s mighty early for a test on the 8th, unless they’re just sending hospitality units and are planning an announcement from the circuit?

    Maybe its a trick to get everyones hopes up before a big letdown?

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:06

    Maybe its a trick to get everyones hopes up before a big letdown?

    An expensive one then, who do they think they are RBS?

  • me20/02/2009 at 01:06

    An expensive one then, who do they think they are RBS?

    }:D

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 01:06

    Maybe its a trick to get everyones hopes up before a big letdown?

    Nope.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 01:08

    nope. it’s not enough for a straightline test, and it’s mighty early for a test on the 8th, unless they’re just sending hospitality units and are planning an announcement from the circuit?

    that's what i was thinking, cause of all the talk about the five renault transporters (or how ever many it was)... it's possible they are just planning on announcing it at the circuit. unless they are planning on getting to melbourne early, so Bernie can't lock them out of the circuit (like he did with aguri), cause they will already be there :P (i joke of course ;) )

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:09

    Or, they are sending the cars to the recycling plant.

    I really don't do this 'morale boosting' thing very well do I?

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:10

    I really don’t do this ‘morale boosting’ thing very well do I?

    Not really, am just imagining Dom & Lou giving you 'evils'

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 01:10

    Or, they are sending the cars to the recycling plant.

    Committed to green issues to the end? I hope not.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 01:11

    Or, they are sending the cars to the recycling plant.

    grr it's a good job we live so far apart R.G :P

  • lou20/02/2009 at 01:12

    Not really, am just imagining Dom & Lou giving you ‘evils’

    haha, i was looking for an 'evils' smiley but couldn't find one :(

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:12

    Committed to green issues to the end? I hope not.

    Did anyone ever make the Dearth Dream joke?

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:12

    grr it’s a good job we live so far apart R.G

    I'll still be moving a bit north still, right about now... ;)

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:12

    haha, i was looking for an ‘evils’ smiley but couldn’t find one

    Tis

    : evil :

    :[email protected]

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:13

    Ooops, :evil:

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 01:13

    grr it’s a good job we live so far apart R.G

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:13

    : evil :

    :[email protected]

    Ha ha, no workey

  • me20/02/2009 at 01:13

    Ooops, :evil:

    :evil:

  • 2008 Sidepodcastland Champions Jordan F120/02/2009 at 01:14

    #32 - me said:

    over teams currently signed up to spc fantasy racers league

    200. i meant to say 200

    Interesting. That means I have to worry about 197 teams....:P >em>.

  • me20/02/2009 at 01:14

    :evil:

    i mighta broken that in doohickey :(

  • lou20/02/2009 at 01:14

    Tis

    : evil :

    :evil: ....

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:14

    Really is "don't you be givin' me evils" then

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 01:14

    :evil:

    :evil:?

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 01:14

    omg! it worked for some random reason!

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:14

    :evil:

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:15

    It likes me y'see.

  • me20/02/2009 at 01:15

    omg! it worked for some random reason!

    works on postback, but refresh and it vanishes. don't worry, can sort.

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 01:15

    Or, they are sending the cars to the recycling plant.

    Last years, probably.

    I really don’t do this ‘morale boosting’ thing very well do I?

    -shakes head-

  • me20/02/2009 at 01:15

    It likes me y’see.

    that's what it is.

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 01:15

    It likes me y’see.

    Must be broken then. ;)

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 01:16

    It likes me y’see.

    Mr Green works.

    :mrgreen:

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:16

    Must be broken then.

    Grrr :twisted:

  • me20/02/2009 at 01:17

    Grrr :twisted:

    are trying to create work for me?

  • lou20/02/2009 at 01:17

    Grrr :twisted:

    tis what ya get for being mean about honda ;)

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:18

    are trying to create work for me?

    It works for me.

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2009 at 01:18

    So, when was it mentioned that Malaysia were supposed to be having a night race this year {Comment #1}

    Back in 2007, Bernie asked Sepang to have a full night race. The Malaysian authorities investigated the possibility but eventually negotiated a twilight race instead. It was all handled much more quietly than Australia's similar battle.

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:18

    tis what ya get for being mean about honda

    I was simply being pessimisitc, with a no hint of meaness.

    Maybe a little.

    Alright a lot ;)

  • lou20/02/2009 at 01:20

    I was simply being pessimisitc, with a no hint of meaness.

    i'll settle for nothing but optimism where that team are concerned (how else do you think us honda fans have got through the last 2 years ;) )

    Alright a lot

    :D

  • 2008 Sidepodcastland Champions Jordan F120/02/2009 at 01:20

    #65 - RG said:

    Or, they are sending the cars to the recycling plant.

    I really don’t do this ‘morale boosting’ thing very well do I?

    No, you are actually very good at it RG, but then again, I am not a fan or Honda or Button, and with Barrichello gone, I say "a plague on both your Houses!"

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:21

    ...The Malaysian authorities investigated the possibility but eventually negotiated a twilight race instead...

    Yeah, my impression was always "well, we'll see" from the organisers

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 01:21

    Alright a lot

    Karma!

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:21

    i’ll settle for nothing but optimism where that team are concerned (how else do you think us honda fans have got through the last 2 years )

    True, true. Unless you secretley supported other teams?

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:22

    ..(how else do you think us honda fans have got through the last 2 years )

    The power of dreams?

    [couldn't resist]

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 01:22

    The power of dreams?

    :( :(

  • lou20/02/2009 at 01:23

    The power of dreams?

    [couldn't resist]

    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    :( :(

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:23

    The power of dreams?

    [couldn't resist]

    I'm not going to say anything right now.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 01:24

    I’m not going to say anything right now.

    wise decision. ;)

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:24

    Must make tomorrow's lunch, will be quick. Cold Guinness is waiting ;)

    [and am now avoiding evils meself]

  • me20/02/2009 at 01:24

    wise decision.

    :D

  • lou20/02/2009 at 01:25

    True, true. Unless you secretley supported other teams?</blockquote

    never! :P although i'm becoming a bit of a Renualt fan, Honda will always be my No1 team..

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 01:25

    Must make tomorrow’s lunch, will be quick. Cold Guinness is waiting

    [and am now avoiding evils meself]

    :evil:!!!

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 01:25

    True, true. Unless you secretley supported other teams?

    If I did, then it would have been Williams, so not much to shout about...

  • Joe20/02/2009 at 01:27

    The power of dreams? [couldn't resist]

    XD. I love being a BAR/Honda fan, it makes the jokes even better. I love these, hope you have more.

  • me20/02/2009 at 01:28

    If I did, then it would have been Williams, so not much to shout about…

    but the man's a legend, have you read this:

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/73356

  • lou20/02/2009 at 01:29

    XD. I love being a BAR/Honda fan, it makes the jokes even better. I love these, hope you have more.

    Don't encourage them, Joe ;)

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 01:30

    XD. I love being a BAR/Honda fan, it makes the jokes even better. I love these, hope you have more.

    Must be like being a Birmingham City fan e.g. "They've brought a new minibus - it's to take the fans home after the match."

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 01:30

    XD. I love being a BAR/Honda fan, it makes the jokes even better. I love these, hope you have more.

    Two years of having to defend the root of all jokes...

    And for what?

    I don't find it funny.

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:30

    Don’t encourage them, Joe

    I would, but I don't want to be watching F1 from up in the sky...

  • Joe20/02/2009 at 01:31

    Because if I didn't laugh, I'd be more depressed than I already am. See? K, want another team to pick on instead?

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 01:32

    but the man’s a legend, have you read this:

    Some very wise words there.

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 01:32

    but the man’s a legend, have you read this:

    Legend cannot be emphasised enough.

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:33

    Must be like being a Birmingham City fan e.g. “They’ve brought a new minibus - it’s to take the fans home after the match.”

    :D

    Start of the season, when Spurs were getting beat by anyone and everyone, there were some (a lot) of jokes at the expense of us, I had a little chuckle at some of them.

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 01:33

    Legend

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:34

    Legend cannot be emphasised enough.

    Aye. One of the few greats in the paddock

  • me20/02/2009 at 01:34

    Legend

    :D

  • lou20/02/2009 at 01:35

    I would, but I don’t want to be watching F1 from up in the sky…

    haha ;) yet another wise move. your learn very quickly ;)

  • lou20/02/2009 at 01:35

    but the man’s a legend, have you read this:

    he is rather awesome :D

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:35

    If I did, then it would have been Williams, so not much to shout about…

    I must say I'll always be looking out for Williams. Must be the Engineer in me

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:36

    haha yet another wise move. your learn very quickly

    Don't you worry, I'll ruin it in about 10 minutes ;)

  • lou20/02/2009 at 01:36

    Don’t you worry, I’ll ruin it in about 10 minutes

    haha :D

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 01:36

    haha yet another wise move. your learn very quickly

    He'll have forgotten by the morning though.

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:37

    ... want another team to pick on instead?

    USF1?

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 01:38

    USF1?

    Well we could, if it existed.

  • 2008 Sidepodcastland Champions Jordan F120/02/2009 at 01:38

    Here's my view about the whole Honda silliness:

    If an expect gunslinger tries to draw but ends up shooting himself in the foot repeatedly, stopping only when the gun is out of bullets, how can you not help but laugh?

  • Joe20/02/2009 at 01:38

    Is there much material for comedy moments at the expense of USF1? I was thinking of Toyota.

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:39

    Well we could, if it existed.

    Am sensing a theme from you tonight ;)

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:39

    Is there much material for comedy moments at the expense of USF1? I was thinking of Toyota.

    No, not Toyota :(

  • lou20/02/2009 at 01:40

    Am sensing a theme from you tonight

    haha :D

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:40

    Is there much material for comedy moments at the expense of USF1? I was thinking of Toyota.

    Well, that's just not even funny!

    [zzzzzzzzzzzzzz]

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:41

    If an expect gunslinger tries to draw but ends up shooting himself in the foot repeatedly, stopping only when the gun is out of bullets, how can you not help but laugh?

    You forgot about reloading but I like the analogy

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 01:44

    Am sensing a theme from you tonight

    It's a comedy technique - referring to previous things for laughs. :)

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:45

    It’s a comedy technique - referring to previous things for laughs.

    And explaining the joke is playing to the cheap seats ;)

  • me20/02/2009 at 01:46

    And explaining the joke is playing to the cheap seats

    :D

  • 2008 Sidepodcastland Champions Jordan F120/02/2009 at 01:46

    #138 - Bassano Clapper said:

    If an expect gunslinger tries to draw but ends up shooting himself in the foot repeatedly, stopping only when the gun is out of bullets, how can you not help but laugh?

    You forgot about reloading but I like the analogy

    So our gunslinger has emptied sixz rounds into each foot and now reloads both pistols to blast his feet away again?

    Now we have gone beyond comedy and into the realm of Mel Brooks...

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 01:46

    I was thinking of Toyota.

    What do they do again?

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 01:46

    And explaining the joke is playing to the cheap seats

    Sorry, didn't mean to be patronising.

    That means talking down to people.

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 01:47

    That means talking down to people.

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:47

    Sorry, didn’t mean to be patronising.

    That means talking down to people.

    LMAO

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:48

    What do they do again?

    Not a lot very well

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 01:49

    That means talking down to people.

    :D

  • glennjimin20/02/2009 at 01:50

    What do they do again?

    spend vast wads of cash

  • lou20/02/2009 at 01:51

    That means talking down to people.

    hahaha :D

  • RG20/02/2009 at 01:52

    That means talking down to people.

    :D

    Class

  • 2008 Sidepodcastland Champions Jordan F120/02/2009 at 01:52

    #144 - Andy Taylor said:

    And explaining the joke is playing to the cheap seats

    Sorry, didn’t mean to be patronising.

    That means talking down to people.

    But if you "talk down" to the people in the cheap seats they will not be able to hear you unless you "speak up"....

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 01:53

    But if you “talk down” to the people in the cheap seats they will not be able to hear you unless you “speak up”….

    Hehe

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:54

    But if you “talk down” to the people in the cheap seats they will not be able to hear you unless you “speak up”….

    Now that is a conundrum, best ignore them then

    [ooh, "Please note: you must enter a name to post a comment"]

  • 2008 Sidepodcastland Champions Jordan F120/02/2009 at 01:58

    #154 - Bassano Clapper said:

    But if you “talk down” to the people in the cheap seats they will not be able to hear you unless you “speak up”….

    Now that is a conundrum, best ignore them then

    Try nodding your head up and down as you speak... :P

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 01:59

    Sorry, didn’t mean to be patronising.

    That means talking down to people.

    Nominated

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 02:00

    Try nodding you head up and down as you speak…

    Then they might think I'm agreeing with them, that's just not on :)

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 02:02

    Then they might think I’m agreeing with them, that’s just not on

    On a side note: I was most pleased to be referred to as cantankerous yesterday

    Isn't it nice to have verbose friends!

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 02:03

    Nominated

    It's not my line though - an old stalwart of the comedy circuit.

  • Joe20/02/2009 at 02:03

    I suppose we can't laugh at Toyota, because they're so dull. OOOOHHHHHH.

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 02:04

    It’s not my line though - an old stalwart of the comedy circuit.

    I'll nominate with a paraphrase caveat

    I think you still get the nod for the comment though, where's Alianora when you need a rule clarification?

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 02:10

    I think you still get the nod for the comment though, where’s Alianora when you need a rule clarification?

    :)

    Right, waaay past the time I should be asleep. Night all

  • lou20/02/2009 at 02:11

    Right, waaay past the time I should be asleep. Night all

    night Andy

  • RG20/02/2009 at 02:11

    nighty night andy

  • me20/02/2009 at 02:11

    night buddy.

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 02:12

    Right, waaay past the time I should be asleep. Night all

    Night.

  • 2008 Sidepodcastland Champions Jordan F120/02/2009 at 02:13

    The best analogy would be to compare Honda's F1 efforts to that of the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.....

    Careful everyone, it might bleed on you !

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 02:14

    G'night fella

  • me20/02/2009 at 02:14

    The best analogy would be to compare Honda’s F1 efforts to that of the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail…..

    oooh, harsh.

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 02:15

    The best analogy would be to compare Honda’s F1 efforts to that of the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail…..

    :D

    It's just a flesh wound

  • RG20/02/2009 at 02:15

    Careful everyone, it might bleed on you !

    It's been nice knowing you ;)

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 02:15

    oooh, harsh.

    ... but fair

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 02:16

    'night Bracketry...

    Oh, what happened to those?

  • lou20/02/2009 at 02:18

    Careful everyone, it might bleed on you !

    *suppresses anger* ..... :evils:

  • 2008 Sidepodcastland Champions Jordan F120/02/2009 at 02:18

    #169 - me said:

    The best analogy would be to compare Honda’s F1 efforts to that of the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail…..

    oooh, harsh.

    February 20th, 2009 at 02:15 #170 - Bassano Clapper said:

    It’s just a flesh wound

    So what are you guys going to do with no arms or no legs? -

    "Bite my legs off?" :D

  • lou20/02/2009 at 02:18

    It’s been nice knowing you

    haha

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 02:20

    *suppresses anger* ….. :evils:

    Channel that energy into Monty Python research, it'll be so very good for the soul Lou

  • RG20/02/2009 at 02:20

    ‘night Bracketry…

    Sleeping quietly they were, then an evil lurker we shall call Honda swiped and cut them. Then after looking at the mess, I realised I needed cost cutting measures, so reducing every possible character used in a name became a must.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 02:20

    Channel that energy into Monty Python research, it’ll be so very good for the soul Lou

    haha i already like monty python :)

  • Joe20/02/2009 at 02:21

    I'm expecting to wake up in the morning with some Honda-related news. Certainly I'm expecting some by tomorrow evening. Friday seems to be the day for big news, for me anyway.

    I'm off also, night you lot.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 02:22

    I’m expecting to wake up in the morning with some Honda-related news. Certainly I’m expecting some by tomorrow evening. Friday seems to be the day for big news, for me anyway.

    haha honda news seems to come in early in the morning ;)

    I’m off also, night you lot.

    night

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 02:22

    The best analogy would be to compare Honda’s F1 efforts to that of the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail…..

    And so it goes on... :(

  • 2008 Sidepodcastland Champions Jordan F120/02/2009 at 02:22

    Night Joe, Brackety...

  • RG20/02/2009 at 02:22

    Gute Nacht Joe

  • me20/02/2009 at 02:22

    night joe.

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 02:23

    'nigh Joe

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 02:23

    *night*

  • lou20/02/2009 at 02:23

    a question i've been mulling over in my head for a few mins now... where did honda used to do straight line testing? i can't remember, yet i remember seeing photos from a test once...

  • me20/02/2009 at 02:24

    a question i’ve been mulling over in my head for a few mins now… where did honda used to do straight line testing? i can’t remember, yet i remember seeing photos from a test once…

    santapod.

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 02:25

    santapod.

    Ah ha, home of the Jet Car :D :D :D

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 02:25

    Night Joe.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 02:30

    santapod.

    ahh that's it, thank you :) it just accured to me that there must have been somewhere a little closer to them than Kemble Airport. sorry i think or random things late at night ;)

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 02:31

    ...sorry i think or random things late at night

    Who doesn't? :)

  • me20/02/2009 at 02:32

    ahh that’s it, thank you it just accured to me that there must have been somewhere a little closer to them than Kemble Airport. sorry i think or random things late at night

    there's bound to be somewhere closer than dover ;)

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 02:35

    there’s bound to be somewhere closer than dover

    Not for Lou :D

  • me20/02/2009 at 02:35

    Not for Lou

    :D

  • lou20/02/2009 at 02:37

    there’s bound to be somewhere closer than dover

    haha :D i must admit when i heard that the transporters had been spotted i did almost ask mum if we could quickly pop down to dover for an hour to see if they were around. i thought the better of it though. i remember the one time we followed a load of f1 transporters (mostly honda ones) on the way home one day... i went a little mental (this was before i'd actually seen an f1 car 'in the flesh' though...)

  • lou20/02/2009 at 02:37

    Not for Lou

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 02:42

    i remember the one time we followed a load of f1 transporters (mostly honda ones) on the way home one day… i went a little mental (this was before i’d actually seen an f1 car ‘in the flesh’ though…

    Early last year I was sat behind a flatbed truck with an uncovered Ferrari '08 on the back, waiting for the traffic lights. [on the way to a certain airport]

    Wish I'd got my camera phone out (it was about 6am, I was tired)

  • jolly20/02/2009 at 02:45

    Amid the grieving, a rare act of sportsmanship

    http://highschool.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=914609

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 02:51

    Why does it always seem to get busy after midnight nowadays? ;)

  • lou20/02/2009 at 02:54

    Why does it always seem to get busy after midnight nowadays?

    i'm wondering if it's safe to go to bed now.. i mean... what are the chances of any more honda news this time of night?...

  • RG20/02/2009 at 02:54

    Why does it always seem to get busy after midnight nowadays?

    Holidays? For me and I think lou anyway, Mr C, well, is Mr C. Bassano is described on his wiki page as being the one who posts early on in the morning, then the late night Americans and early morning Aussies, you want me to go on?

  • lou20/02/2009 at 02:55

    Holidays? For me and I think lou anyway, Mr C, well, is Mr C. Bassano is described on his wiki page as being the one who posts early on in the morning, then the late night Americans and early morning Aussies, you want me to go on?

    yep it's 1/2 term for me. can't believe it's friday already... where did the week go..

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 02:55

    i’m wondering if it’s safe to go to bed now.. i mean… what are the chances of any more honda news this time of night?…

    It's 3am??

    Am gonna get some sleep. Night everyone. :)

  • RG20/02/2009 at 02:56

    yep it’s 1/2 term for me. can’t believe it’s friday already… where did the week go..

    I know, only felt like yesterday that I was covered in dirt on my bike, and that was Tuesday. Phew.

    Ciao Dom.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 02:56

    Am gonna get some sleep. Night everyone.

    Night Dom.

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 02:56

    you want me to go on?

    That'll do. ;)

  • me20/02/2009 at 02:57

    night everyone who's sleeping.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 02:58

    night everyone who’s sleeping.

    lol i was just about to ask if you'd fallen asleep as you'd been pretty quite.

  • me20/02/2009 at 02:59

    lol i was just about to ask if you’d fallen asleep as you’d been pretty quite.

    coding doohickey :)

  • lou20/02/2009 at 02:59

    coding doohickey </blockquote

    sounds fun :P i have enough trouble doing simple code for my access project.

  • me20/02/2009 at 03:00

    anything we can help with?

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 03:01

    If you have an audible 'new doohickey post' mod in the pipeline, now would be a good time to break it out Mr C

  • me20/02/2009 at 03:01

    If you have an audible ‘new doohickey post’ mod in the pipeline, now would be a good time to break it out Mr C

    a what now?

  • RG20/02/2009 at 03:01

    anything we can help with?

    Do you know how to center a header in blogger?

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 03:02

    yep it’s 1/2 term for me. can’t believe it’s friday already… where did the week go..

    Until I wake up, it's still Thursday :D

  • lou20/02/2009 at 03:02

    anything we can help with?

    not at the moment as i'm not on the right computer, but i may very well ask a few questions in the morning/ afternoon/whenever i wake up :)

  • me20/02/2009 at 03:02

    Do you know how to center a header in blogger?

    ollie already answered that didn't he?

  • RG20/02/2009 at 03:02

    ollie already answered that didn’t he?

    Did I not say that didn't work?

  • me20/02/2009 at 03:03

    Did I not say that didn’t work?

    ahh, missed it. i was gonna suggest something similar.

  • 2008 Sidepodcastland Champions Jordan F120/02/2009 at 03:03

    Night everyone. Think I will watch Grand prix on DVD again....

  • me20/02/2009 at 03:04

    Night everyone. Think I will watch Grand prix on DVD again….

    there's some "interesting" vids in drop.io if you care to look. i didn't tell you that tho.

  • RG20/02/2009 at 03:04

    ahh, missed it. i was gonna suggest something similar.

    Oh well, its not too bad where it is.

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 03:05

    a what now?

    Sorry, neglected to quote Lou's comment for context

    "i’m wondering if it’s safe to go to bed now.. i mean… what are the chances of any more honda news this time of night?…"

    "If you have an audible ‘new doohickey post’ mod in the pipeline, now would be a good time to break it out Mr C"

    Otherwise known as the Honda News Bing

  • me20/02/2009 at 03:05

    Oh well, its not too bad where it is.

    when you say didn't work.

    is it that you can't change the style-sheet? or you changed but made no difference?

  • me20/02/2009 at 03:06

    Otherwise known as the Honda News Bing

    hahahahahaha. i see :)

  • lou20/02/2009 at 03:06

    Oh well, its not too bad where it is.

    does that help at all? http://www.bloggerforum.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=16807

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 03:06

    Night everyone. Think I will watch Grand prix on DVD again….

    I'm working my way through Studio 60.. most nights

    G'night Jordan

  • RG20/02/2009 at 03:07

    does that help at all? http://www.bloggerforum.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=16807

    cheers lou, looks good there

  • lou20/02/2009 at 03:08

    cheers lou, looks good there

    i didn't really do anything... google did it for me :)

  • RG20/02/2009 at 03:09

    i didn’t really do anything… google did it for me

    shhhh

  • lou20/02/2009 at 03:09

    Otherwise known as the Honda News Bing

    hahahahaha :D

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 03:10

    there’s some “interesting” vids in drop.io if you care to look. i didn’t tell you that tho.

    Did Bracketry (sorry, R.G.) post the Heidfeld one?

  • RG20/02/2009 at 03:11

    Did Bracketry (sorry, R.G.) post the Heidfeld one?

    Nope, I'm gonna have a look at it though.

  • RG20/02/2009 at 03:15

    shhhh

    I'll try in the morning when I'm awake

  • lou20/02/2009 at 03:18

    okay i better get some sleep otherwise i wont be in a fit state to get up early and do some more coursework (fun times). Night all x

  • me20/02/2009 at 03:19

    okay i better get some sleep otherwise i wont be in a fit state to get up early and do some more coursework (fun times). Night all x

    night lou.

  • RG20/02/2009 at 03:19

    see ya lou

  • RG20/02/2009 at 03:34

    I've done what I've wanted to do. So at this point, have a nice morning.

  • me20/02/2009 at 03:36

    see ya rg.

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 03:38

    night matey

  • Christine20/02/2009 at 09:28

    So, when was it mentioned that Malaysia were supposed to be having a night race this year? I thought it was always going to be twilight. BBC seemed to be making a big deal of it.

    I think the big deal is not this year, but the fact they're saying to Bernie - you're not getting a night race before 2015, maybe never.

    We know what happens to circuits that try and stand up to Mr E.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/02/2009 at 09:31

    I think the big deal is not this year, but the fact they’re saying to Bernie - you’re not getting a night race before 2015, maybe never.

    We know what happens to circuits that try and stand up to Mr E.

    Meh. I won't miss Malaysia.

  • Christine20/02/2009 at 09:32

    Meh. I won’t miss Malaysia.

    You will when it's replaced with a Valencia-esque track ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/02/2009 at 09:37

    You will when it’s replaced with a Valencia-esque track

    Stop it, it's Friday!

  • Dank20/02/2009 at 09:50

    The Talented Mr Jazdy - you couldn't make it up :-)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/02/2009 at 09:54

    The Talented Mr Jazdy - you couldn’t make it up

    My Polish workmates think that's hilarious!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/02/2009 at 10:15

    Suzuka revamp set to be completed

    FTA:

    "Full-scale renovation work will soon be completed," stated Honda, which will host a 'Start Suzuka Opening Thanks Day F1 Kick Off Party' on April 12.

    'Start Suzuka Opening Thanks Day F1 Kick Off Party'?

    Only the Japanese could think of a name like that :-D

  • Nathan20/02/2009 at 10:35

    Meh. I won’t miss Malaysia.

    Living here in Thailand, Malaysia would be a big miss!! Cheap tickets. Cheap flights. Great F1 Village. KL is also a great city to visit for the weekend.

    Will attend Malaysia, Bahrain and Singapore this year. Malaysia is really the only one available to visit at a reasonable price.

    Depending on the time I should be available for Sidepodchat on Sunday. Let me know!

  • me20/02/2009 at 11:27

    Depending on the time I should be available for Sidepodchat on Sunday. Let me know!

    7pm GMT, is the plan nathan, would be excellent to have your company.

    also, if you're going to that many races, we may need to hassle you to be our official trackside doohickey tester! you don't happen to have a smartphone do you?

  • me20/02/2009 at 11:29

    The Talented Mr Jazdy - you couldn’t make it up

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 12:45

    Let's get it over with. Baby Meerkats alert:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7901055.stm?lss

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 12:45

    The Talented Mr Jazdy - you couldn’t make it up

    haha :D

  • Christine20/02/2009 at 12:46

    Let’s get it over with. Baby Meerkats alert:

    Hmm. They are pretty cute, but I don't fancy keeping worms and maggets for them as food.

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 12:47

    Hmm. They are pretty cute, but I don’t fancy keeping worms and maggets for them as food.

    I can almost hear Mr C [phew!]

  • Christine20/02/2009 at 12:47

    Have just been informed the Euromillions jackpot today is £25m. That would go someway towards running Honda, wouldn't it?

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 12:49

    Have just been informed the Euromillions jackpot today is £25m. That would go someway towards running Honda, wouldn’t it?

    For a few months!

  • Christine20/02/2009 at 12:50

    For a few months!

    Sidepodcast F1. :)

  • Tom20/02/2009 at 13:02

    Sidepodcast F1.

    Can I be the driver? :D I swear I won't crash anything (much.) and, as an added bonus, I won't press that button labeled KERS self-destruct!

  • Christine20/02/2009 at 13:06

    I swear I won’t crash anything (much.)

    I wonder how many current F1 drivers said that in their interview :)

  • Maverick20/02/2009 at 14:01

    A quick question - have Williams revealed their racing livery yet?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/02/2009 at 14:02

    A quick question - have Williams revealed their racing livery yet?

    Not to my knowledge - the 'car' has been launched but the 'livery' comes later...

  • me20/02/2009 at 14:04

    Not to my knowledge - the ‘car’ has been launched but the ‘livery’ comes later…

    later this month isn't it?

  • Maverick20/02/2009 at 14:07

    Not to my knowledge - the ‘car’ has been launched but the ‘livery’ comes later…

    I shall go figure out the mysteries of drop.io then ;-)

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2009 at 14:08

    ths is probably a stupid question but it s just occured to me...

    if they're taking off downforce and are given slicks but left with the same engines, wont the cars just be faster in a straight line?? and isnt that what max/fia dont want...?

  • me20/02/2009 at 14:10

    I shall go figure out the mysteries of drop.io then

    oooh :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/02/2009 at 14:11

    if they’re taking off downforce and are given slicks but left with the same engines, wont the cars just be faster in a straight line?? and isnt that what max/fia dont want…?

    The engines are detuned by 1,000rpm though?

    F1 cars have a very high CD so this might cancel out...?

  • Maverick20/02/2009 at 14:12

    oooh :)

    It looks likes the old one so not that exciting (so may not even be the new livery)

  • Maverick20/02/2009 at 14:12

    Dropped

  • me20/02/2009 at 14:13

    I shall go figure out the mysteries of drop.io then

    thank you maverick.

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2009 at 14:15

    The engines are detuned by 1,000rpm though?

    oh ok, didnt know that. have been pretty out of date with this years f1 rule changes.

  • RG20/02/2009 at 14:17

    Why oh why did I just watch an entire match of ice hockey on eurosport? (5-3 to Russia if anyone cares)

    thank you maverick.

    That's a bit uninspiring. (as in the livery, not Maverick ;))

  • Nathan20/02/2009 at 14:17

    7pm GMT, is the plan nathan, would be excellent to have your company.

    also, if you’re going to that many races, we may need to hassle you to be our official trackside doohickey tester! you don’t happen to have a smartphone do you?

    Hi,

    7pm would be 2am here Let me know the arrangements by email.

    Also would love to do some trackside stuff. Would really enjoy adding something to your podcast. I have an iphone and an HTC Trinity smartphones.

  • me20/02/2009 at 14:18

    7pm would be 2am here Let me know the arrangements by email.

    will do this evening :)

    Also would love to do some trackside stuff. Would really enjoy adding something to your podcast. I have an iphone and an HTC Trinity smartphones.

    perfect!

    thanks you.

  • me20/02/2009 at 14:19

    That’s a bit uninspiring. (as in the livery, not Maverick )

    not far off of this one from the other day:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/02/09/red-bull-rb5-unveiled/#comment-188636

  • Maverick20/02/2009 at 14:21

    That’s a bit uninspiring. (as in the livery, not Maverick )

    Allianz might have let them out of the bag a bit early...

    http://sponsoring.allianz.com/en/formula1/photos/index.html?ID=2&navID=1.6.2

  • RG20/02/2009 at 14:22

    not far off of this one from the other day:

    Thought you were gonna quote me complaining about the Red Bull livery, but yeah, probably be the race car colours, unless they are planning a little surprse or something.

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 14:23

    Allianz might have let them out of the bag a bit early…

    It looks likely, doesn't it.

    Shame, I prefer the testing livery.

  • me20/02/2009 at 14:24

    Allianz might have let them out of the bag a bit early…

    ha. great find sir.

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 14:27

    Shame, I prefer the testing livery.

    Maybe Christine could have a word with Frank? ;)

  • me20/02/2009 at 15:26

    is this for real?:

    "ING has now stated that it is to remain in F1 after all, as chief sponsor of the Turkish Grand Prix, which this year will take place from 5-7 June in Istanbul."

    http://www.crash.net/Formula+One/News/143191/1/ing_reveals_it_is_to_stay_in_f1_after_all.html

  • me20/02/2009 at 15:29

    more here:

    http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/finance/11031356.asp?scr=1

    last year the race was sponsored by Petrol Ofis. so how come turkey is more important than spa?

  • me20/02/2009 at 15:29

    last year the race was sponsored by Petrol Ofis.

    ofisi. sorry.

  • RG20/02/2009 at 15:30

    last year the race was sponsored by Petrol Ofis. so how come turkey is more important than spa?

    Well Turkey does need some cash. Erm, I don't really know. You woulda thought Belgium be a more secure bet.

  • Journeyer20/02/2009 at 15:31

    Well Turkey does need some cash. Erm, I don’t really know. You woulda thought Belgium be a more secure bet.

    Bernie owns Turkey?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/02/2009 at 15:31

    last year the race was sponsored by Petrol Ofisi. so how come turkey is more important than spa?

    Cause Bernie runs Turkey? Dunno really. Perhaps Bernie wants to establish Turkey because it's a new market and because he wants to see a Tilke Venue succeed...?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/02/2009 at 15:32

    Cause Bernie runs Turkey?

    I meant the circuit, not the country BTW (although, there are some countries he could buy with his wealth...)

  • Journeyer20/02/2009 at 15:33

    Cause Bernie runs Turkey?

    Jinx! :P

  • RG20/02/2009 at 15:33

    I meant the circuit, not the country BTW (although, there are some countries he could buy with his wealth…

    Bernieland? Thats a scary thought.

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 15:34

    is this for real?:

    Yes? They never said they were going anywhere this year...

  • Journeyer20/02/2009 at 15:35

    Yes? They never said they were going anywhere this year…

    But it looks like they'll sponsor that race BEYOND this year?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/02/2009 at 15:35

    Jinx!

    Don't say that, the circuit has enough bad luck as it is...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/02/2009 at 15:36

    But it looks like they’ll sponsor that race BEYOND this year?

    That's what the Crash.Net story said.

  • Journeyer20/02/2009 at 15:36

    Don’t say that, the circuit has enough bad luck as it is…

    Jinx was on you, not on Turkey. :P Heh.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/02/2009 at 15:39

    Jinx was on you, not on Turkey. Heh.

    I don't need that - I'm going skiing tomorrow :-(

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 15:40

    But it looks like they’ll sponsor that race BEYOND this year?

    Really? I missed that...

  • Journeyer20/02/2009 at 15:41

    I don’t need that - I’m going skiing tomorrow

    Oh... Alright. I take it back. ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/02/2009 at 15:42

    Oh… Alright. I take it back.

    Cheers :-D

  • lou20/02/2009 at 15:51

    if i could bring myself to chuck my laptop out of the window i really would atm. It has not decided it will not open Word (only in safe mode), which also means it will not open any of my word documents. I want a mac, or failing that, a laptop that worked...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/02/2009 at 15:53

    Right... I should be available on Sunday night for a chat. See you then (I'm off Skiing now and won't be back until Sunday Morning...)

  • lou20/02/2009 at 15:55

    Have a good time Gavin :)

  • RG20/02/2009 at 15:57

    if i could bring myself to chuck my laptop out of the window i really would atm. It has not decided it will not open Word (only in safe mode), which also means it will not open any of my word documents. I want a mac, or failing that, a laptop that worked…

    Throw something else out of the window, as replacing a laptop and a window is quite costly. Maybe a coin, oh, and make sure the window is open, and you are accurate. My downfall.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 15:59

    Throw something else out of the window, as replacing a laptop and a window is quite costly. Maybe a coin, oh, and make sure the window is open, and you are accurate. My downfall.

    haha :)

    i would but a coin isn't as heavy, and therefore i wouldn't get the same satisfaction throwing it out of the window ;)

  • RG20/02/2009 at 16:01

    haha

    i would but a coin isn’t as heavy, and therefore i wouldn’t get the same satisfaction throwing it out of the window

    a box full of coins? Or is that Honda's budget? ;)

    I'm gonna get a flight now to Japan now, I may feel safer there

  • lou20/02/2009 at 16:03

    a box full of coins? Or is that Honda’s budget?

    :o.....

    I’m gonna get a flight now to Japan now, I may feel safer there

    i'd love an excuse to go to Japan.... ;)

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 16:04

    a box full of coins? Or is that Honda’s budget?

    Not quite. ;)

  • Lukeh20/02/2009 at 16:28

    if i could bring myself to chuck my laptop out of the window i really would atm. It has not decided it will not open Word (only in safe mode), which also means it will not open any of my word documents. I want a mac, or failing that, a laptop that worked…

    Your laptop is an acer, right? When I had loads of probblems with my old acer I found there was a fantastic universial application that I nearly used to sort out all my frustrations with it... I believe it's called a 'hammer'. Sadly I didn't get to try this 'hammer' thing out ;)

  • lou20/02/2009 at 16:31

    Your laptop is an acer, right? When I had loads of probblems with my old acer I found there was a fantastic universial application that I nearly used to sort out all my frustrations with it… I believe it’s called a ‘hammer’. Sadly I didn’t get to try this ‘hammer’ thing out

    haha :D you have no idea how tempted i am to do that. but i feel it may make things worse. ;)

  • RG20/02/2009 at 16:33

    haha you have no idea how tempted i am to do that. but i feel it may make things worse.

    Do it anyway, thats the fun bit, leave the cursing and answering too Tomorrow's Lou

  • lou20/02/2009 at 16:34

    Do it anyway, thats the fun bit, leave the cursing and answering too Tomorrow’s Lou

    haha yeah, i'm not willing to get told off by dad.. and don't have the money t buy myself a new laptop.... ;)

  • RG20/02/2009 at 16:38

    haha yeah, i’m not willing to get told off by dad.. and don’t have the money t buy myself a new laptop….

    Place it somewhere that it can be easily knocked off by someone else.

  • Lukeh20/02/2009 at 16:42

    Place it somewhere that it can be easily knocked off by someone else.

    'Dad, I don;t want to alarm you but when I got up this morning i noticed that my laptop fell down the starts, went into the washing machine, got thrown over the hosue, run over by a car and dropped under a sledgehammer. I always new this house was haunted!'

  • RG20/02/2009 at 16:43

    ‘Dad, I don;t want to alarm you but when I got up this morning i noticed that my laptop fell down the starts, went into the washing machine, got thrown over the hosue, run over by a car and dropped under a sledgehammer. I always new this house was haunted!’

    :D

    Off for training now, so no more RG laptop advice for a little bit

  • lou20/02/2009 at 16:45

    ‘Dad, I don;t want to alarm you but when I got up this morning i noticed that my laptop fell down the starts, went into the washing machine, got thrown over the hosue, run over by a car and dropped under a sledgehammer. I always new this house was haunted!’

    :D

    :D

  • lou20/02/2009 at 16:45

    Off for training now, so no more RG laptop advice for a little bit

    how will i cope without your advice :P have a good time ;)

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 17:22

    Not to my knowledge - the ‘car’ has been launched but the ‘livery’ comes later…

    No but in Autosport today Frank said there would be a new sponsor on the car.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 17:25

    Bernie owns Turkey?

    Bernie operates the Turkish race but does not own the track. The ING money will be going to him as the promoter though.

  • Maverick20/02/2009 at 17:38

    No but in Autosport today Frank said there would be a new sponsor on the car.

    Oooh... spot the sponsor!

  • Christine20/02/2009 at 17:38

    I know we do this every week, but there are some ah-mazing pictures today:

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/02/at_work.html

  • me20/02/2009 at 17:48

    Oooh… spot the sponsor!

    were air asia on the car last year?

  • Journeyer20/02/2009 at 17:52

    were air asia on the car last year?

    yep. been there since 2007.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 17:57

    I know we do this every week, but there are some ah-mazing pictures today:

    There are a lot of chickens in China.

    I can't believe number 35. How can Swiss health and safety allow that?

  • me20/02/2009 at 18:00

    yep. been there since 2007.

    on the car? i know they did the nico-plane thing, but where about's was the logo?

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 18:06

    Your laptop is an acer, right? When I had loads of probblems with my old acer I found there was a fantastic universial application that I nearly used to sort out all my frustrations with it… I believe it’s called a ‘hammer’. Sadly I didn’t get to try this ‘hammer’ thing out

    Can't help but be reminded of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnlDV5vAZy8

    It's so very accurate. ;)

  • Christine20/02/2009 at 18:07

    I can’t believe number 35. How can Swiss health and safety allow that?

    Number 41 freaks me out!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 18:10

    Number 41 freaks me out!

    Why?

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2009 at 18:11

    Then they might think I’m agreeing with them, that’s just not on {Comment #157}

    Projecting one's voice works too (though not with an overhead projector - voices can't carry anything that heavy).

  • Christine20/02/2009 at 18:12

    Why?

    44 sorry.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 18:13

    44 sorry.

    I just can't figure out what he is going to do with that broom.

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2009 at 18:14

    I’ll nominate with a paraphrase caveat

    I think you still get the nod for the comment though, where’s Alianora when you need a rule clarification? {Comment #161}

    What exactly are the rules for this? I didn't know there were any as such (except perhaps an unwritten one not to nominate your own quote).

  • Christine20/02/2009 at 18:14

    I just can’t figure out what he is going to do with that broom.

    And how far do they keep going after the picture?

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 18:19

    And how far do they keep going after the picture?

    You don't make that many pipes of that diameter a metre long/high. I would guess about 10 metres.

  • me20/02/2009 at 18:22

    You don’t make that many pipes of that diameter a metre long/high. I would guess about 10 metres.

    super mario heaven.

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 18:25

    super mario heaven.

    hehe :)

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 18:28

    Some people have no concept of danger.

    I used to work with a guy who came from the building industry. We had a chemical dryer with 3 tons of Freon in it which was permanantly boiling and had a vapour layer that was several metres above the floor. If you fell in you died. The whole thing was in a huge aluminium tank the top inch of which was bent horizontal. I found him one day strolling along the that edge one day with a tool box in his hand having just repared something.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 18:31

    sidepodspace.

    It must be the season for this sort of thing. First Singapore wanted suggestions to name some corners now NASA want suggestions for part of the ISS.

    http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/name_ISS/index.html

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2009 at 18:32

    I used to work with a guy who came from the building industry. We had a chemical dryer with 3 tons of Freon in it which was permanantly boiling and had a vapour layer that was several metres above the floor. If you fell in you died. The whole thing was in a huge aluminium tank the top inch of which was bent horizontal. I found him one day strolling along the that edge one day with a tool box in his hand having just repared something. {Comment #336)

    What a silly thing to do!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 18:32

    It must be the season for this sort of thing. First Singapore wanted suggestions to name some corners now NASA want suggestions for part of the ISS.

    Maybe we should all suggest sidepodcast as the name.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 18:33

    What a silly thing to do!

    That is kind of what I said to him.

  • Christine20/02/2009 at 18:33

    Maybe we should all suggest sidepodcast as the name.

    Sidepodnode?

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 18:35

    Sidepodnode?

    :D Great idea. That will confuse them

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2009 at 18:37

    That is kind of what I said to him. {Comment #340}

    Though possibly in a less flattering manner, if I interpret your comment correctly ;)

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 18:38

    They just asked a question about Sutil on Eggheads. No-one had heard of him.

  • me20/02/2009 at 18:39

    They just asked a question about Sutil on Eggheads. No-one had heard of him.

    eggheads?

  • Lukeh20/02/2009 at 18:40

    They just asked a question about Sutil on Eggheads. No-one had heard of him.

    CJ is so annoying. :(

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 18:40

    eggheads?

    BBC2 quiz programme. Like sidepodpanel with correct answers

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 18:40

    CJ is so annoying.

    And thick

  • RG20/02/2009 at 18:40

    They just asked a question about Sutil on Eggheads. No-one had heard of him.

    Aww.

    eggheads?

    Brainiest people in Britain against average Joe's

  • me20/02/2009 at 18:42

    BBC2 quiz programme. Like sidepodpanel with correct answers

    ahhh.

  • Christine20/02/2009 at 18:43

    BBC2 quiz programme. Like sidepodpanel with correct answers

    Hey! Franck is always the correct answer.

  • RG20/02/2009 at 18:44

    Hey! Franck is always the correct answer.

    What about too 'Worst F1 driver ever?'

  • Christine20/02/2009 at 18:44

    What about too ‘Worst F1 driver ever?’

    :(

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 18:44

    Hey! Franck is always the correct answer.

    That's my point. Eggheads have a different correct answer to each question. Stupid people.

  • Christine20/02/2009 at 18:45

    That’s my point. Eggheads have a different correct answer to each question. Stupid people.

    Hehe.

  • RG20/02/2009 at 18:47

    Bloomin helicopter, do you mind not flying over my house? If you are trying to get some one on the A1, then fly over the damn A1.

  • Lukeh20/02/2009 at 18:47

    jacques villeneuve question!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 18:48

    L'Equipe are now saying that Branson is the only option for Honda and the deal should be sorted by the begining of next week.

    The French media use odd language but they say that the alternative bid by Fry and Brawn has taken water. I assume this means it has sunk.

  • me20/02/2009 at 18:48

    The French media use odd language but they say that the alternative bid by Fry and Brawn has taken water. I assume this means it has sunk.

    :D

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:00

    It’s so very accurate.

    :o i want to do that!.... well.. without the repair bill afterwards :)

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:03

    I just can’t figure out what he is going to do with that broom.

    maybe he cleans the pipes?

  • Lukeh20/02/2009 at 19:04

    The French media use odd language but they say that the alternative bid by Fry and Brawn has taken water. I assume this means it has sunk.

    For some reason that gave me an image of battleships with Ross and Nick on one side and Richard on the other...

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:04

    What about too ‘Worst F1 driver ever?’

    you still moving to Japan then RG? :P

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:05

    jacques villeneuve question!

    is it an f1 version of egg heads then?

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 19:05

    you still moving to Japan then RG?

    Ooh, can I come? ;)

  • RG20/02/2009 at 19:06

    Ooh, can I come?

    No, Lou might not kill me but you may.

  • Lukeh20/02/2009 at 19:06

    is it an f1 version of egg heads then?

    Nope, it was initially general knowledge then a sports part, and then one of the sports Qs was about jacques. About when he was with Dannii Minogue, so totally relevant to sport then...

  • RG20/02/2009 at 19:07

    you still moving to Japan then RG?

    I'm now thinking Fiji.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 19:07

    I’m now thinking Fiji.

    You mean Fuji

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:08

    No, Lou might not kill me but you may.

    depends how many honda jokes you make in the future ;)

  • RG20/02/2009 at 19:08

    You mean Fuji

    Nope, Fuji is in Japan, Fiji is a bit further away.

  • RG20/02/2009 at 19:09

    depends how many honda jokes you make in the future

    I'm in a lot of trouble

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 19:09

    I’m in a lot of trouble

    Honda and Franck must be respected! :P

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:10

    Nope, Fuji is in Japan, Fiji is a bit further away.

    i have no desire to go to Fiji as there is no GP there, plus it's very far away. you'll be safe there ;)

  • RG20/02/2009 at 19:10

    Honda and Franck must be respected!

    When you like BMW and Klien, thats not going to be easy.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 19:10

    Nope, Fuji is in Japan, Fiji is a bit further away.

    I think you should go somewhere with motor racing and football. Fiji only has rugby

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:11

    When you like BMW and Klien, thats not going to be easy.

    haha :D

  • RG20/02/2009 at 19:11

    I think you should go somewhere with motor racing and football. Fiji only has rugby

    Australia it is (also has Rugby League and Union)

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 19:12

    When you like BMW and Klien, thats not going to be easy.

    Klien used to test for Honda...

  • RG20/02/2009 at 19:13

    Klien used to test for Honda…

    So we are getting somewhere now, I think.

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 19:15

    So we are getting somewhere now, I think.

    Sato drove for BAR!

  • RG20/02/2009 at 19:16

    Sato drove for BAR!

    Technically, thats wasn't Honda.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:17

    Sato drove for BAR!

    no need to advertise that fact ;)

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 19:17

    no need to advertise that fact

    Shhh, I'm trying to win him over. ;)

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 19:18

    Technically, thats wasn’t Honda.

    Same team though.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:19

    Technically, thats wasn’t Honda.

    BAR/Honda, same team different name :P

  • RG20/02/2009 at 19:20

    Same team though.

    Different name.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:20

    Shhh, I’m trying to win him over.

    lol :) i was meaning to ask you Dom, will you be supporting the team next season even though it wont technically be honda? (i've probably asked this before, but i'm sure you know what my memory is like by now)

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 19:20

    Erm...

    Jean Alesi drove for Jordan when they had Honda engines...?

    Am struggling here...

  • RG20/02/2009 at 19:21

    Jean Alesi drove for Jordan when they had Honda engines…?

    Eh, don't like Alesi and don't like Jordan.

    Am struggling here…

    I can tell ;)

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:32

    Am struggling here…

    erm... RG likes Sato and without Honda Sato would never have got into f1 as he was first a driver for Jordan who had Honda engines, then BAR and then Super Aguri. Also according to his Wiki page he went to the Suzuka circuit Racing School age 19, which is managed by Honda. So you could even claim that Sato wouldn't have got into F1 without them....

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 19:37

    lol i was meaning to ask you Dom, will you be supporting the team next season even though it wont technically be honda? (i’ve probably asked this before, but i’m sure you know what my memory is like by now)

    Probably, I still want to see them succeed. For me, it doesn't get much better than a Jenson + Bruno/Rubens line-up either.

    Will just be annoyed I can't say Honda any more. That's the real reason I supported them in the first place. Whatever the team is called this year, it wont mean anything...

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 19:39

    Will just be annoyed I can’t say Honda any more. That’s the real reason I supported them in the first place. Whatever the team is called this year, it wont mean anything…

    Would be embarrassed to say I support Virgin too. What connection do they have with motorsport?

  • Lukeh20/02/2009 at 19:39

    Will just be annoyed I can’t say Honda any more. That’s the real reason I supported them in the first place. Whatever the team is called this year, it wont mean anything…

    Even when people talk about Honda road cars I think of the F1 team. :(

    Maybe when I phone to complain at how poor Virgin's internet is, I'll be thinking of their f1 team?

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:42

    Would be embarrassed to say I support Virgin too. What connection do they have with motorsport?

    i can imagine there will be many jokes about the name if it is virgin f1.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:43

    Will just be annoyed I can’t say Honda any more.

    yeah same, it's gonna take a lot of getting used to.

  • Lukeh20/02/2009 at 19:43

    i can imagine there will be many jokes about the name if it is virgin f1.

    *awaits first win in f1*

    The Sun is gonna have a field day

  • Dank20/02/2009 at 19:44

    Honda rumour #2,789.

    They're due at Silverstone next week for a shakedown of their new challenger/loser before heading on to Jerez in early March for testing. They'll be using Mercedes engines, but there won't be any trackside support from them.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:45

    They’re due at Silverstone next week for a Shakedown before heading on to Jerez in early March for testing. They’ll be using Mercedes engines, but there won’t be any trackside support from them.

    :o..... why was it not this week!!! gah! .... any idea what day?..... *dreams about skipping school...*

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:47

    *dreams about skipping school…*

    not that i would ever miss school for f1. education is obviously more important than f1.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 19:51

    not that i would ever miss school for f1. education is obviously more important than f1.

    As a general rule maybe but missing one day of school for the chance to meet Jenson and take photos.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:53

    As a general rule maybe but missing one day of school for the chance to meet Jenson and take photos.

    ooowww.... yeah... it would help my alevel photography project too... hmm.. it does depend on the day though.

  • Dank20/02/2009 at 19:56

    ooowww…. yeah… it would help my alevel photography project too… hmm.. it does depend on the day though.

    Though it is just a rumour at the moment!

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:57

    Though it is just a rumour at the moment!

    yeah i know... it's just too exciting ;)

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 19:57

    Though it is just a rumour at the moment!

    Once gmm see it, it will be a news story. That makes it practically official and justifies a day off school.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 19:58

    Once gmm see it, it will be a news story. That makes it practically official and justifies a day off school.

    not sure it would help with my quest to become a prefect though...

  • RG20/02/2009 at 19:59

    Once gmm see it, it will be a news story. That makes it practically official and justifies a day off school.

    Of course, when they ask what gmm is, say ''Great Motorsport Messages"

  • Steven Roy20/02/2009 at 19:59

    not sure it would help with my quest to become a prefect though…

    I thought you wanted to be a photographer. Prefects have even shorter careers than racing drivers. :)

  • lou20/02/2009 at 20:01

    I thought you wanted to be a photographer. Prefects have even shorter careers than racing drivers.

    haha :) yeah but becoming a prefect helps with uni applications...which will hopefully lead to me becoming a photographer (if that is what i wanna do)

  • me20/02/2009 at 20:02

    ooowww…. yeah… it would help my alevel photography project too… hmm.. it does depend on the day though.

    can you get near silverstone on a private test day?

  • lou20/02/2009 at 20:04

    can you get near silverstone on a private test day?

    who knows... i'll ask dad when he gets home, he knows some people who work at silverstone...

  • me20/02/2009 at 20:05

    who knows… i’ll ask dad when he gets home, he knows some people who work at silverstone…

    if you find out please do let us know. i'd be interested in going, but unless you have a reason to be there i can't see security being too helpful.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 20:06

    if you find out please do let us know. i’d be interested in going, but unless you have a reason to be there i can’t see security being too helpful.

    yep will do :)

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2009 at 20:27

    Yay, I'm first to see Sidepodcast Diaries #16 :D

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 20:28

    Yay, I’m first to see Sidepodcast Diaries #16

    Grrr... :P

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2009 at 20:28

    Grrr…

    Alan Tremayne's here? ;)

  • me20/02/2009 at 20:29

    Alan Tremayne’s here?

    alan?

  • RG20/02/2009 at 20:29

    Grrr…

    I was on youtube as well.

    Damn that German GP of 2000

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2009 at 20:32

    alan?

    Oops I mean David. Must have been thinking of Alan Permane. ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2009 at 20:32

    Damn that German GP of 2000

    Ah, I see you're one to watch the full races too :D

  • me20/02/2009 at 20:32

    Oops I mean David. Must have been thinking of Alan Permane.

    :D

    :D

  • RG20/02/2009 at 20:32

    Oops I mean David. Must have been thinking of Alan Permane.

    Who?

  • RG20/02/2009 at 20:33

    Ah, I see you’re one to watch the full races too

    I'm calling it research. Something for my blog

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2009 at 20:36

    Who?

    Alonso's race engineer I believe.

  • me20/02/2009 at 20:38

    Alonso’s race engineer I believe.

    doesn't he do engines?

    (don't get me started on that again :) )

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 20:38

    Damn that German GP of 2000

    Oooh, good choice. ;)

  • RG20/02/2009 at 20:39

    Oooh, good choice.

    Brazil 2003 next on my list followed by either Monaco 1996 or Hungary 2006

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2009 at 20:40

    doesn’t he do engines?

    Yes you are correct, he's Renault's chief engineer.

  • me20/02/2009 at 20:40

    Yes you are correct, he’s Renault’s chief engineer.

    :D

  • lou20/02/2009 at 20:41

    Who?

    isn't he the one you tend to hear on the Renault team radio?

  • lou20/02/2009 at 20:41

    Brazil 2003 next on my list followed by either Monaco 1996 or Hungary 2006

    ooo hungary 2006 was a good race, but then again i'm biased ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2009 at 20:42

    Brazil 2003 next on my list followed by either Monaco 1996 or Hungary 2006

    Try this guys, he's got tonnes of videos, a lot about Nigel Mansell but there's 2 or 3 official season reviews thrown in there for good measure. ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/user/tice128

  • Lukeh20/02/2009 at 20:43

    ooo hungary 2006 was a good race, but then again i’m biased

    Hungary 2006? Hmmmm... nope doesn;t ring any bells lou.

    ...yeah I'm just gonna go hide in a nuclear bunker now

  • RG20/02/2009 at 20:43

    Try this guys, he’s got tonnes of videos, a lot about Nigel Mansell but there’s 2 or 3 official season reviews thrown in there for good measure.

    Thanks mate.

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 20:43

    Brazil 2003 next on my list followed by either Monaco 1996 or Hungary 2006

    Recently watched Brazil '05 and Luxembourg '97.

    I tell myself I have other things to do and I'll only watch the first part, but that never happens. ;)

  • RG20/02/2009 at 20:44

    I tell myself I have other things to do and I’ll only watch the first part, but that never happens.

    :D

    Mine will all have a theme behind them

  • me20/02/2009 at 20:49

    testing12344

  • me20/02/2009 at 20:49

    testing12344

    oops, pls ignore ;)

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 20:50

    testing12344

    The 5 isn't working!!! Panic!

  • RG20/02/2009 at 20:50

    oops, pls ignore

    I sense some updates coming.

  • me20/02/2009 at 20:50

    The 5 isn’t working!!! Panic!

    :D

    :D

  • lou20/02/2009 at 20:51

    I sense some updates coming.

    well he did say Thursday/ Friday :)

  • me20/02/2009 at 20:51

    I sense some updates coming.

    nope, not quite. i have a development tab open, and also the live tab.

    eventually i was gonna get them mixed up.

  • me20/02/2009 at 20:52

    well he did say Thursday/ Friday

    i did... i was mistaken :)

    should be tomorrow now.

  • lou20/02/2009 at 20:53

    should be tomorrow now.

    :D lol i keep thinking it's wednesday so i wouldn't worry ;)

  • me20/02/2009 at 20:53

    lol i keep thinking it’s wednesday so i wouldn’t worry

    i wish it were!

  • lou20/02/2009 at 20:54

    i wish it were!

    me too. :D

  • 2008 Sidepodcastland Champions Jordan F120/02/2009 at 21:01

    It has occurred to me that Formula 1 could be come more green and exciting at the same time by getting rid of the asphalt run-offs and gravel traps and planting mature trees in their places instead.....

    Does others think the same why or have I spent one too laps of practice at the old Mosport Park circuit on my pre-1968 Grand Prix sim?

    And while we are at that subject of the old Mosport Park, what is wrong with a sunken race circuit that ends at the shoulders of the track to discourage from cutting chicanes or forcing lapped traffic off the road?

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2009 at 21:06

    It has occurred to me that Formula 1 could be come more green and exciting at the same time by getting rid of the asphalt run-offs and gravel traps and planting mature trees in their places instead…..

    So you want go from seeing a car run over a nice, safe piece of tarmac runoff to seeing Piquet wrap his Renault around a giant oak. Actually.....

    ..... :D

  • 2008 Sidepodcastland Champions Jordan F120/02/2009 at 21:14

    #449 - Scott Woodwiss said:

    It has occurred to me that Formula 1 could be come more green and exciting at the same time by getting rid of the asphalt run-offs and gravel traps and planting mature trees in their places instead…..

    So you want go from seeing a car run over a nice, safe piece of tarmac runoff to seeing Piquet wrap his Renault around a giant oak. Actually…..

    Hell, No!. Oh, I keep forgetting that you are to young think that we might be thinking of the same person.....

    Nelsonho I would not mind seeing wrap his Renault around an Dutch Elm, but the poor plant might get a disease that way.

    I would love to see the Joker come back to F1. I could see him dropping an electric buzzer into Hamilton's Cockpit Seat before a Free Practic session....

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2009 at 21:21

    Nelsonho I would not mind seeing wrap his Renault around an Dutch Elm, but the poor plant might get a disease that way.

    HAHAHA! :D

  • 2008 Sidepodcastland Champions Jordan F120/02/2009 at 21:26

    #2 - RG said:

    Silverstone is changing

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/73337

    Bye bye Abbey

    All that momeny to get rid of the Abbey Chicane, and Silverstone can not replace a wooden bridge that looks like it was rotting away back in 1967!

  • me20/02/2009 at 21:26

    All that momeny to get rid of the Abbey Chicane, and Silverstone can not replace a wooden bridge that looks like it was rotting away back in 1967!

    true, sir. very true.

  • RG20/02/2009 at 22:29

    Calling Vienna...

    Soo Doornbos goes IRL

    http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/news/2009/02/20/doornbos-joins-newman-haas-in-irl/

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 23:50

    were air asia on the car last year?

    Do you not remember the post you wrote last year?

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2008/02/08/williams-odd-livery/#more-983

  • Bassano Clapper20/02/2009 at 23:52

    There are a lot of chickens in China.

    He he, possible comment of the year nomination?

  • RG20/02/2009 at 23:53

    Someone's alive, hallelujiah.

    Do you not remember the post you wrote last year?

    I wouldn't mind being greeted by Rosberg [helmet]

  • lou20/02/2009 at 23:54

    Someone’s alive, hallelujiah.

    i was thinking the same thing. it's unusual for the site to be so quiet on a friday evening. In fact the whole f1 world seems a little sleepy today.

  • Dom20/02/2009 at 23:55

    i was thinking the same thing. it’s unusual for the site to be so quiet on a friday evening. In fact the whole f1 world seems a little sleepy today.

    Wait until midnight. ;)

  • RG20/02/2009 at 23:56

    i was thinking the same thing. it’s unusual for the site to be so quiet on a friday evening. In fact the whole f1 world seems a little sleepy today.

    Maybe it is because every one else has lives and goes out and has fun, leaving us sad folks to maul over why didn't you do this right.

  • Andy Taylor20/02/2009 at 23:56

    i was thinking the same thing. it’s unusual for the site to be so quiet on a friday evening. In fact the whole f1 world seems a little sleepy today.

    I'm playing Frenzic....

  • lou20/02/2009 at 23:57

    Wait until midnight.

    haha :)

    i've just realised A1 GP is on this week. not that i will end up watching it, no doubt i'll forget come tomorrow. lol

  • RG20/02/2009 at 23:58

    i’ve just realised A1 GP is on this week. not that i will end up watching it, no doubt i’ll forget come tomorrow. lol

    Yay! Racing!

  • lou20/02/2009 at 23:58

    I’m playing Frenzic….

    what's Frenzic?

  • Andy Taylor21/02/2009 at 00:00

    what’s Frenzic?

    frenzic.com Available for Mac OS X and iPod Touch/iPhone :)

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 00:01

    what’s Frenzic?

    "Minutes to learn and months to master, Frenzic is an exciting, fast-paced puzzle style game for Mac OS X that makes Tetris look like child's play."

  • lou21/02/2009 at 00:04

    frenzic.com Available for Mac OS X and iPod Touch/iPhone

    *grabs ipod touch* looks fun :) i can imagine it's pretty addictive.

  • Andy Taylor21/02/2009 at 00:08

    *grabs ipod touch* looks fun i can imagine it’s pretty addictive.

    Yeah. It's one of the best games for the Touch.

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 00:23

    I just can’t figure out what he is going to do with that broom.

    Using it for balance?

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 00:49

    …which will hopefully lead to me becoming a photographer (if that is what i wanna do)

    Lou, do you read Digital Camera magazine? Looking for a decent photo mag for my noob beginnings with the D40

    Plus, awards issue just come out

  • lou21/02/2009 at 00:51

    Lou, do you read Digital Camera magazine? Looking for a decent photo mag for my noob beginnings with the D40

    I used to early last year, sadly i don't anymore... f1racing has kinda taken it's place.

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 00:52

    I used to early last year, sadly i don’t anymore… f1racing has kinda taken it’s place.

    Would you rate it as decent though or suggest anything else?

  • me21/02/2009 at 00:53

    i have usf1 news. although i'll probably feel the wrath of kathi for using google translate:

    http://tinyurl.com/moreonepsilon

  • lou21/02/2009 at 00:56

    Would you rate it as decent though or suggest anything else?

    I'd certainly recommend it. It's a great magazine, always full of interesting articles, and amazing photos :)

  • me21/02/2009 at 00:57

    i know, i know... it doesn't exist:

    http://www.macrumors.com/2009/02/20/video-of-leaked-next-gen-mac-mini/

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 00:58

    I’d certainly recommend it. It’s a great magazine, always full of interesting articles, and amazing photos

    Cheers, bought last month's, just before the camera arrived. Seemed ok, wanted a more experienced opinion

  • lou21/02/2009 at 01:00

    Cheers, bought last month’s, just before the camera arrived. Seemed ok, wanted a more experienced opinion

    i'd certainly rate it as one of the better magazine's out there, and my photography tutor buys the occasional copy too, so it must be okay ;)

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 01:02

    i’d certainly rate it as one of the better magazine’s out there, and my photography tutor buys the occasional copy too, so it must be okay

    When I get back from Phoenix my first project is going to be architecture

    Battersea Power Station & Natural History Museum are two of my fave London buildings

  • lou21/02/2009 at 01:05

    When I get back from Phoenix my first project is going to be architecture

    :) when i did architecture for my AS photography i studied the London Eye, and kinda fell in love with it. it's kinda silly how you can develop a strong liking for a building/ structure once you've studied it from loads of different angles :) The Tate modern is a great building to photograph in London too.

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 01:06

    The Tate modern is a great building to photograph in London too.

    Good point, also like to spend the afternoon watching the parkour guys on the South Bank

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 01:08

    when i did architecture for my AS photography i studied the London Eye, and kinda fell in love with it.

    That is quite the engineering marvel too, was only supposed to be a temporary structure!

  • glennjimin21/02/2009 at 01:09

    When I get back from Phoenix my first project is going to be architecture

    The national theatre's a good one for detail shots. seriously ugly building but interesting detail work with unusual textures in the concrete.

  • lou21/02/2009 at 01:10

    That is quite the engineering marvel too, was only supposed to be a temporary structure!

    i'm so pleased they decided to keep it :) it's amazing, and their official photographer is also amazing, he does some awesome 360degree shots.

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 01:11

    The national theatre’s a good one for detail shots. seriously ugly building but interesting detail work with unusual textures in the concrete.

    I'm a start taking this down, open to suggestions

    And yep, 'tis quite fugly!

  • Steven Roy21/02/2009 at 01:11

    What about the Honda factory?

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 01:11

    What about the Honda factory?

    Virgin headquarters nice then? :)

  • Andy Taylor21/02/2009 at 01:12

    That is quite the engineering marvel too, was only supposed to be a temporary structure!

    In a previous job I often visited the Palace of Westminster. My contact there had an amazing view of the construction site from his office window. Sadly I wasn't able to take photos.

  • glennjimin21/02/2009 at 01:13

    Also for indoor stuff just about any station on the jubilee line. Some very elegant engineering.

  • lou21/02/2009 at 01:14

    oo if your doing architecture, pop down to canary wharf :) i love it there, specially at night :D

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 01:14

    In a previous job I often visited the Palace of Westminster. My contact there had an amazing view of the construction site from his office window. Sadly I wasn’t able to take photos.

    Parliament is a stunning structure, I love the Gothic style

    Need to re-vist Barcelona for the Gaudi buildings too

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 01:15

    Also for indoor stuff just about any station on the jubilee line. Some very elegant engineering.

    There's a station with an incredibly long staircase/escalator set-up near Canary Wharf. One of the longest in Europe for train stations apparently

  • Andy Taylor21/02/2009 at 01:17

    There’s a station with an incredibly long staircase/escalator set-up near Canary Wharf. One of the longest in Europe for train stations apparently

    Interesting Fact: The longest single escalator on the Underground is at Angel.

  • lou21/02/2009 at 01:18

    Also for indoor stuff just about any station on the jubilee line. Some very elegant engineering.

    that's a good point, i've never really taken much notice of the architecture of the underground, i'm usually running for the nearest escalator out of there *shudders at the thought of the jubilee line being soooo far underground*

    i used to think photography wasn't allowed on the underground, apparently it's fine as long as it's not flash photography.

  • lou21/02/2009 at 01:18

    Interesting Fact: The longest single escalator on the Underground is at Angel.

    and don't i know it. little tip, never run up it. it's harder than it might look. lol

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 01:18

    Interesting Fact: The longest single escalator on the Underground is at Angel.

    Hmm, bad memories of that station. Was last there many moons ago going home v v drunk about 10am!

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 01:19

    i used to think photography wasn’t allowed on the underground, apparently it’s fine as long as it’s not flash photography.

    In Myanmar (nee Burma) it's illegal to photograph bridges!

  • glennjimin21/02/2009 at 01:19

    I wasn't sure but took loads of photos last time I was down there and no one stopped me.

  • Andy Taylor21/02/2009 at 01:19

    i used to think photography wasn’t allowed on the underground, apparently it’s fine as long as it’s not flash photography.

    Unpretentious photography is fine :)

  • Andy Taylor21/02/2009 at 01:20

    and don’t i know it. little tip, never run up it. it’s harder than it might look. lol

    I used to walk up it every day. Once it wasn't working. That was hard work

  • glennjimin21/02/2009 at 01:21

    Unpretentious photography is fine

    I'm an architecture student, I only do pretentious photography ;)

  • lou21/02/2009 at 01:21

    In Myanmar (nee Burma) it’s illegal to photograph bridges!

    really? any idea why?

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 01:21

    I’m an architecture student, I only do pretentious photography

    Cool, when will you graduate?

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 01:23

    really? any idea why?

    Potential military targets/extremely secretive & oppressive government run by the armed forces. Many reasons, none of them hold water

  • me21/02/2009 at 01:23

    Unpretentious photography is fine

    :D

  • glennjimin21/02/2009 at 01:24

    2 1/2 years in, another 4 1/2 to go. Onthe bright side the union is really cheap.

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 01:25

    2 1/2 years in, another 4 1/2 to go. Onthe bright side the union is really cheap.

    And the next construction boom should be under way by then ;)

  • Bassano Clapper21/02/2009 at 01:26

    Potential military targets/extremely secretive & oppressive government run by the armed forces. Many reasons, none of them hold water

    Sidepodcast is now probably read by the Burmese government! :D

  • jolly21/02/2009 at 01:30

    Hmm, bad memories of that station. Was last there many moons ago going home v v drunk about 10am!

    I know it well - used to be my nearest station

    re photography on tube stations

    "Tube stations

    Seeing as we've heard so many instances of people being hassled over this, here's the low down: non-commercial photography on tube stations is most certainly allowed - and if any busybody tries to tell you different, politely tell them to bury their head in part 10 of rule Sa109 in the Working Reference Manual:

    10.1 Passengers can take photographs with small cameras for private purposes, provided flashlights and/or tripods are not used no obstruction or inconvenience is caused to staff and/or passengers."

    http://www.urban75.org/photos/photographers-rights-and-the-law.html#tube

  • glennjimin21/02/2009 at 01:30

    And the next construction boom should be under way by then

    If I'm very lucky, although I can see a life photoshoping images of SPAM ahead. :)

  • Alianora La Canta21/02/2009 at 13:03

    They just asked a question about Sutil on Eggheads. No-one had heard of him. {Comment #344}

    Who got asked it, the quizmasters or the contestants? I could understand the contestants not knowing that one (even if it came up as a general knowledge question when they can confer with each other), but whenever I've seen the quizmasters in action, they've always known the answer to everything...

  • Alianora La Canta21/02/2009 at 13:05

    What about too ‘Worst F1 driver ever?’ {Comment #352}

    That would never be asked on a quiz show. It would take about half an hour to list the candidates and explain why they were candidates, never mind the arguing that would follow (assuming at least two of the people in the room knew anything about F1).

  • Alianora La Canta21/02/2009 at 13:08

    The French media use odd language but they say that the alternative bid by Fry and Brawn has taken water. I assume this means it has sunk. {Comment #358}

    At the very least it suggests that it is in trouble and that Ross Brawn is busy bailing out water. Nick Fry is probably still smiling despite getting his loafers wet.

  • RG21/02/2009 at 13:13

    Who got asked it, the quizmasters or the contestants? I could understand the contestants not knowing that one (even if it came up as a general knowledge question when they can confer with each other), but whenever I’ve seen the quizmasters in action, they’ve always known the answer to everything…

    The really clever ones struggle on sport usually.

  • Jon Waldock21/02/2009 at 13:17

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/picture_free.php/dir/2009febtest1/image/XPB_286873_HiRes.jpg-2

    The boys learning!!

  • Alianora La Canta21/02/2009 at 13:54

    Erm…

    Jean Alesi drove for Jordan when they had Honda engines…?

    Am struggling here… {Comment #389}

    So did Jarno Trulli and he has the advantage of having driven an F1 car since ;)

  • Alianora La Canta21/02/2009 at 13:56

    i can imagine there will be many jokes about the name if it is virgin f1. {Comment #395}

    If someone ever buys the Virgin team off Richard Branson it will be even worse *cringes*

  • Dom21/02/2009 at 13:58

    So did Jarno Trulli and he has the advantage of having driven an F1 car since

    Ah, but he never drove for Sauber. ;)

  • RG21/02/2009 at 13:59

    Ah, but he never drove for Sauber.

    But I like Trulli...

  • Dom21/02/2009 at 14:00

    If someone ever buys the Virgin team off Richard Branson it will be even worse *cringes*

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta21/02/2009 at 14:32

    Oops I mean David. Must have been thinking of Alan Permane.

    Who? {Comment #422}

    Alan's job title at Renault is currently Chief Race Engineer, which in practise means he's responsible for getting the other engineers organised and is also number two to Pat Symonds on the pit wall. Previously race engineer to Fisichella, Trulli and Villenueve.

    Alonso’s race engineer I believe. {Comment #424}

    Incidentally, Alonso's race engineer is currently Dave Greenwood.

  • Alianora La Canta21/02/2009 at 14:38

    It has occurred to me that Formula 1 could be come more green and exciting at the same time by getting rid of the asphalt run-offs and gravel traps and planting mature trees in their places instead….. {Comment #448}

    Somehow I don't think the PR trade-off would quite work. And Max is desperate for some good PR to get himself voted in as President of the Known (Motorsport) Universe (Except For Parts Of the USA) for the next four years.

  • Alianora La Canta21/02/2009 at 14:45

    In Myanmar (nee Burma) it’s illegal to photograph bridges!

    really? any idea why? {Comment #501}

    It's a military dictatorship that doesn't like people getting in its way. They probably only allow photography at all because of the tourists and pro-junta marketing...

  • Alianora La Canta21/02/2009 at 14:47

    The really clever ones struggle on sport usually. {Comment #513}

    I see. So that's how come sometimes contestant teams have more than one player available for the final... (I only see snippets of Eggheads).

  • Alianora La Canta21/02/2009 at 14:49

    Ah, but he never drove for Sauber. {Comment #517}

    True, but he's the sort of driver Peter Sauber would have liked had he still owned a team. Does that count?