Hi there. I'm a bit late writing today's daily post as I spent all of last night fixing my mother-in-law's power shower. It was in turns fun and a bit stressful, and I ended up quite damp, but the astonishing discovery is that I really quite like doing DIY. However, it is time to concentrate on Formula 1 related stuff, and here is some:

  • There's been a bit of a shuffle around at Campos as Colin Kolles - formerly of Force India - has become team principal, alongside new investor José Ramón Carabante. We have a breakout thread on the topic, and it's fair to say the news hasn't come as an enormous surprise, but it's good to see the team have some investment, and they may gain some momentum as we get closer to the season.
  • Webber was on top for the third day in Jerez this week, after finally a day with plenty of dry running. I haven't managed to do F1 Minute yet (see shower related issues above), but the sixty second catchup will be along as soon as possible. For the second day in a row there were four red flags, one of which was caused by the pace sitter Webber. Oops. Most of the attention was on Lotus vs Virgin Racing again, though, and it looks like Lotus are winning the pre-season battle.
  • Finally, and actually this is not F1 related, but Lady Snowcat has written us an excellent guest post reliving her recent trip to Sweden to watch Kimi rallying. The post includes some excellent descriptions of what it was like to be a spectator at the event, and I feel cold just reading about it!

That's all for now. Let us know what you're up to this weekend, and I will see you in the comments.

599 responses

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:10

    It's the weekend now

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 01:13

    What am I doing up this late? I am never up this late.

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 01:14

    Maybe Christine and Bassano are the killer DIY team?

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:14

    What am I doing up this late? I am never up this late.

    Watching the skeleton? Watching the space shuttle? Both? Neither?

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:15

    Maybe Christine and Bassano are the killer DIY team?

    I can see them splitting up over drilling differences. They both want to drill

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 01:16

    What am I doing up this late? I am never up this late.

    It feels like it's one of those special days where everyone is up late.

  • startledbunny20/02/2010 at 01:16

    I can see them splitting up over drilling differences. They both want to drill

    Have drill, will drill.

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 01:17

    It feels like it's one of those special days where everyone is up late.

    I am SO excited

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:17

    It feels like it's one of those special days where everyone is up late.

    Bassano went to bed at 10pm. This is an odd night

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 01:17

    I am SO excited

    About DIY?

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 01:17

    Watching the skeleton? Watching the space shuttle? Both? Neither?

    neither we were out to dinner with a friend the wonderfully named Anna Bird (a bird). And we were having a lovely time and suddenly it's quarter past 1

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 01:17

    It feels like it's one of those special days where everyone is up late.

    Having said that, it is about time I went to bed, so goodnight all. Happy Olympics, etc.

  • startledbunny20/02/2010 at 01:18

    I can't multitask, yet I'm watching Olympics, NASA TV, and listening to Buzz Out Loud, and commenting. Shh, don't tell work.

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 01:18

    It feels like it's one of those special days where everyone is up late.

    yeah. I know what you mean.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:18

    Night Christine

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 01:18

    Bassano went to bed at 10pm. This is an odd night

    #oppositeman

  • startledbunny20/02/2010 at 01:18

    Having said that, it is about time I went to bed, so goodnight all. Happy Olympics, etc.

    night

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:19

    I can't multitask, yet I'm watching Olympics, NASA TV, and listening to Buzz Out Loud, and commenting. Shh, don't tell work.

    I feel like I am slacking not listeng to a podcast as well

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 01:19

    Having said that, it is about time I went to bed, so goodnight all. Happy Olympics, etc.

    me too see you later everyone. Just wanted to record the lateness of it all with everyone :)

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:19

    #oppositeman

    He says he is going to do it every night for a week. Don't believe him

  • startledbunny20/02/2010 at 01:19

    me too see you later everyone. Just wanted to record the lateness of it all with everyone :)

    see you later

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:19

    me too see you later everyone. Just wanted to record the lateness of it all with everyone :)

    Godd night Alex

  • startledbunny20/02/2010 at 01:21

    Go Shelley!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:21

    Good run

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 01:22

    A medal? Are they in cloud cuckoo land?

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:23

    A medal? Are they in cloud cuckoo land?

    Needs a few crashes for that to happen

  • startledbunny20/02/2010 at 01:23

    I feel like I am slacking not listeng to a podcast as well

    I forgot that I have Tweetdeck running as well, but I can't fit that on the screen. Need another monitor.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:24

    I forgot that I have Tweetdeck running as well, but I can't fit that on the screen. Need another monitor.

    I really am slacking then

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 01:24

    Needs a few crashes for that to happen

    Crashes off the run into competitors that happen to be near the track?

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 01:25

    Crashes off the run into competitors that happen to be near the track?

    Actually I shouldn't joke about that. I'm sure the commentator mentioned one of the men being injured in a bobsleigh crash. Thing is, they weren't in the bobsleigh.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:26

    Actually I shouldn't joke about that. I'm sure the commentator mentioned one of the men being injured in a bobsleigh crash. Thing is, they weren't in the bobsleigh.

    That happens. With the skeleton they tend to keep hold of it if they hit something but with the bob they get dumped on the ice

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 01:27

    That happens. With the skeleton they tend to keep hold of it if they hit something but with the bob they get dumped on the ice

    Nooo I mean he was doing skeleton stuff somewhere. And there was a freak accident where a bobsleigh crashed into him and broke his leg.

  • startledbunny20/02/2010 at 01:27

    Am delaying bedtime until the Skeleton is over.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:29

    Nooo I mean he was doing skeleton stuff somewhere. And there was a freak accident where a bobsleigh crashed into him and broke his leg.

    They had a skeleton and a bob on the track at the same time? Was the event being run by Singapore marshals

  • Joe in Fla20/02/2010 at 01:30

    hello all

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:31

    hello all

    Hi Joe

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 01:31

    They had a skeleton and a bob on the track at the same time? Was the event being run by Singapore marshals

    I think the bob crashed out of the run and happened to hit an olympic athlete.... What are the odds.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:31

    I think the bob crashed out of the run and happened to hit an olympic athlete.... What are the odds.

    Has Piquet taken up the bobsleigh

  • Dan Brunell20/02/2010 at 01:32

    Hi Joe

    Hey Joe.

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 01:32

    Awww I'm torn. I like the British lady. But I always support athletes of the host nation....

  • Joe in Fla20/02/2010 at 01:32

    Has Piquet taken up the bobsleigh

    easy there, he's doing well driving in circles now

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 01:32

    Oh no. Go Canada lady!

  • startledbunny20/02/2010 at 01:33

    I think the bob crashed out of the run and happened to hit an olympic athlete.... What are the odds.

    Pretty good. If there's a way...

  • Dan Brunell20/02/2010 at 01:33

    Has Piquet taken up the bobsleigh

    :)

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:33

    Awww I'm torn. I like the British lady. But I always support athletes of the host nation....

    That's very sporting of you. She was unlucky to have a fourth run like that after three good ones

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:34

    Oh no. Go Canada lady!

    Are you on time delay? She has already run on TV

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 01:34

    COME ON AMY!!!!

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 01:34

    That's very sporting of you. She was unlucky to have a fourth run like that after three good ones

    I just like them to do well in their own country! I don't really have much patriotism of my own.

  • startledbunny20/02/2010 at 01:34

    *pauses Buzz Out Loud, turns up BBC volume*

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:35

    Great run by Amy

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 01:35

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

  • startledbunny20/02/2010 at 01:35

    WOOHOOO! Go Amy!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:36

    *pauses Buzz Out Loud, turns up BBC volume*

    I can concentrate on NASA TV now that that is finsihed.

    Normally the flyaround pictures are a lot better. The camerawork is terrible this time. It's like NASA don't want anyone to watch

  • startledbunny20/02/2010 at 01:37

    Normally the flyaround pictures are a lot better. The camerawork is terrible this time. It's like NASA don't want anyone to watch

    It looked like something from the '80s earlier.

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 01:37

    Russian lady appears to still be alive!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:39

    It looked like something from the '80s earlier.

    Normally the pictures of the planet behind the ISS are incredible but the colour is awful and they are zoomed right in on a small section of the station that is not even the new bit. Hopefully when they come back round the light will be better and they will have the full station with the Earth behind it

  • startledbunny20/02/2010 at 01:39

    Now time for bed.

    Night All.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:39

    Russian lady appears to still be alive!

    No idea how. She was crazy

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 01:39

    Now time for bed.

    Night All.

    adios!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:39

    Now time for bed.

    Night All.

    Night sb

  • rg20/02/2010 at 01:42

    well worth all the sneaking about. officially saying night now, byeee

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:42

    well worth all the sneaking about. officially saying night now, byeee

    Good night.

    #confidential

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 01:43

    well worth all the sneaking about. officially saying night now, byeee

    night rg

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:44

    Medal ceremony already? They don't hang around

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 01:44

    Medal ceremony already? They don't hang around

    No. This is the flowers ceremony. The medals are 3am tomorrow. They faff around!!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:45

    No. This is the flowers ceremony. The medals are 3am tomorrow. They faff around!!

    The flowers ceremony? Since when has there been a flowers ceremony?

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 01:46

    The flowers ceremony? Since when has there been a flowers ceremony?

    Yeah see your mistake was to confuse their faffing about with efficiency!

  • jpancoast (USF1 toaster salesman)20/02/2010 at 01:57

    Ok this is unacceptable.

    My download of Sense and Sensibility is done, but my download of Rally Sweden Day 1 is stuck at 98%!!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 01:59

    My download of Sense and Sensibility is done, but my download of Rally Sweden Day 1 is stuck at 98%!!

    By the time you have watched the film the rally should be ready

  • jpancoast20/02/2010 at 02:14

    By the time you have watched the film the rally should be ready

    they're for the wife. So I won't be watching them unless I'm unlucky enough to get stuck in the room while she's watching them :)

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 02:16

    Men's skeleton about to start. Anyone around for it?

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 02:19

    Men's skeleton about to start. Anyone around for it?

    Unfortunately yes.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 02:20

    Unfortunately yes.

    Can't sleep?

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 02:20

    Fastest going first

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 02:21

    Can't sleep?

    Yeah. I'm up at 9.45 tomorrow so I guess I still have a chance of a reasonable volume of sleep before then.

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 02:21

    they're for the wife. So I won't be watching them unless I'm unlucky enough to get stuck in the room while she's watching them :)

    And they say romance is dead....

  • jpancoast20/02/2010 at 02:26

    And they say romance is dead....

    hehehe

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 02:29

    That seals it. Men and women have the same start in the skeleton....

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 02:30

    That seals it. Men and women have the same start in the skeleton....

    Doesn't make any sense but they do

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 02:30

    That seals it. Men and women have the same start in the skeleton....

    I don;t get sport some times

  • jpancoast20/02/2010 at 02:41

    Was walking through the cooking equipment section of Target today.

    Saw the toasters.

    I almost started to cry, thinking "I coulda had a USF1 toaster, but they cocked it up!"

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 02:43

    I almost started to cry, thinking "I coulda had a USF1 toaster, but they cocked it up!"

    I'll never look at a toaster again without thinking about them

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 02:48

    I almost started to cry, thinking "I coulda had a USF1 toaster, but they cocked it up!"

    By the sounds of the rumours Money is the issue....but a USF1 toaster would bring millions in!

  • Dan Brunell20/02/2010 at 03:36

    I almost started to cry, thinking "I coulda had a USF1 toaster, but they cocked it up!"

    i think I am going to print off the USF1 logo and tape it to my toaster as a memeorial.

  • grouch20/02/2010 at 03:59

    By the sounds of the rumours Money is the issue....but a USF1 toaster would bring millions in!

    Would it have 220v for the Euro guys or 110v for us stateside?

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 04:01

    afternoon all

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 04:11

    Would it have 220v for the Euro guys or 110v for us stateside?

    With USF1 designing it I would expect 37.5 Volts and 43 Volts

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 04:11

    afternoon all

    Morning

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 04:12

    Morning

    I could do with some morning, I missed doing everything I wanted to do today because when I woke up it was 2.45pm. Oops.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 04:13

    I could do with some morning, I missed doing everything I wanted to do today because when I woke up it was 2.45pm. Oops.

    That is going to ruin your morning. I assume you are not working then,

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 04:15

    That is going to ruin your morning. I assume you are not working then,

    nope, not this weekend. I have a bit of shopping and lots of washing to do but I'm sure it can wait until tomorrow.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 04:16

    I'm sure it can wait until tomorrow.

    That's the attitude

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 04:17

    That's the attitude

    procrastination is my best asset

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 04:17

    procrastination is my best asset

    :D

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 04:22

    :D

    well it is only 3.30 so I could get lots of shopping done still, but eh, then I'd have to get out of my pyjamas.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 04:27

    well it is only 3.30 so I could get lots of shopping done still, but eh, then I'd have to get out of my pyjamas.

    The skeleton is on. Way more important

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 04:28

    The skeleton is on. Way more important

    I just realised I don't watch the olympics when I'm not at work. Probably because the free to air coverage is shocking.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 04:29

    I just realised I don't watch the olympics when I'm not at work. Probably because the free to air coverage is shocking.

    Only two more runners to go so not much more to see

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 04:31

    Only two more runners to go so not much more to see

    the kiwi guy who sucked yesterday pulled out of todays running, I know that much. :D

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 04:32

    the kiwi guy who sucked yesterday pulled out of todays running, I know that much. :D

    The Canadian is leading with only the Latvian to go. THe Canadian's run was a monster

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 04:33

    The Latvian was ahead from the first run and was ahead at all the splits on the last run but behind at the finish line. Canadian wins

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 04:34

    The Latvian was ahead from the first run and was ahead at all the splits on the last run but behind at the finish line. Canadian wins

    that will make the locals happy

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 04:38

    that will make the locals happy

    They seem happy

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 04:38

    I think 4:30ish is a good time to go to bed. Should be up by 2:30.

    Good night

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 04:39

    Good night

    night!

  • Dan Brunell20/02/2010 at 04:39

    Good night

    Night Steven.

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 04:55

    I have changed my mind and am going shopping because I really want that grape juice. I am taking a tram instead of walking though because I still am felling lazy.

  • Dan Brunell20/02/2010 at 06:06

    Mmmmm... Hockey or couples figure skating... I wonder which one I am going to watch....

  • F1Wolf20/02/2010 at 06:52

    Ken Anderson in NY Times - U.S. Team Struggling to Reach Start Line

  • Dan Brunell20/02/2010 at 07:38

    Ken Anderson in NY Times - U.S. Team Struggling to Reach Start Line

    So this end game. USF1 can't make the first race. Stefan GP can. The FIA has already ruled that you can't miss a race this year.

    Not good.

  • Journeyer20/02/2010 at 07:45

    Ken Anderson in NY Times - U.S. Team Struggling to Reach Start Line

    Ken thinks the FIA wants to help him rather than shut him down. It's a dog-eat-dog sport, Ken. If Campos found a way, why can't you?

  • F1Wolf20/02/2010 at 07:55

    Ken thinks the FIA wants to help him rather than shut him down. It's a dog-eat-dog sport, Ken. If Campos found a way, why can't you?

    Seems he is drifting even further away from reality ...

  • Dan Brunell20/02/2010 at 07:56

    Ken thinks the FIA wants to help him rather than shut him down. It's a dog-eat-dog sport, Ken. If Campos found a way, why can't you?

    The problem is, that no one like Penske or Ganassi want any part of Formula One.

  • Dan Brunell20/02/2010 at 08:15
  • F1Wolf20/02/2010 at 08:34

    My reaction.

    I like the choice of the image in the header on your site

  • Dan Brunell20/02/2010 at 08:38

    I like the choice of the image in the header on your site

    Seemed apt for the situation.

  • formtech20/02/2010 at 09:13

    Morning All

  • formtech20/02/2010 at 09:15

    More testing today can't wait!!

  • formtech20/02/2010 at 09:17

    What is the current weather out in spain anyone?

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 09:18

    What is the current weather out in spain anyone?

    according to twitter it's good

  • formtech20/02/2010 at 09:28

    Thanks Amy

  • Nick at Yas20/02/2010 at 09:42

    I'm at yas, had pit lane access for the support paddock. I felt a bit like Ted!

  • formtech20/02/2010 at 09:43

    Nice

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 09:45

    Morning everyone :)

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 09:46

    I'm at yas, had pit lane access for the support paddock. I felt a bit like Ted!

    Do you have an affinity with him?

  • formtech20/02/2010 at 09:47

    Morning

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 09:51

    Re the confusion about missing races my guess is that like most things with F1 both things are true. You probably can miss races and take part if the other teams all agree but you won't be eligible for prize money. Which of course would mean it would be a pretty worthless proposition.

    Just to be clear I have no idea if that is the way it is, what I mean is that my guess is that there will be two interpretations of what taking part means or something.

  • formtech20/02/2010 at 09:52

    I will be getting a brand new Macbook in the next 2 weeks. This will be my first Mac. any advice or stuff i should know. I am currently on a mobileme trial and will host a f1 website and blog from it to my personal domain (formulatech.co.uk)!

  • Nick at Yas20/02/2010 at 10:01

    Do you have an affinity with him?

    I've learnt its very hard to be in the way during a stop and not be in the way!

  • Nick at Yas20/02/2010 at 10:01

    I've learnt its very hard to be in the pits during a stop and not be in the way!

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 10:32

    I will be getting a brand new Macbook in the next 2 weeks. This will be my first Mac. any advice or stuff i should know. I am currently on a mobileme trial and will host a f1 website and blog from it to my personal domain (formulatech.co.uk)!

    I don't think you'll have too many problems but the best tip is to keep a sidepodcast bookmark to hand there a lot of friendly users around here who will be able to help you out I'm sure.

  • formtech20/02/2010 at 10:56

    Thanks

  • formtech20/02/2010 at 11:08

    Anyone else following the testing today?

  • formtech20/02/2010 at 11:08

    The times as they stand with just over three hours gone, laps in brackets: 1 Button 1m18.871s (21), 2 Kubica 1m19.114s (54), 3 Liuzzi 1m19.650s (29), 4 Rosberg 1m20.150s (37), 5 Alonso 1m20.436s (43), 6 Kobayashi 1m20.751s (30), 7 Alguersuari 1m21.053s (53), 8 Webber 1m21.194s (43), 9 Hulkenberg 1m21.919s (63), 10 Glock 1m22.856s (8), 11 Trulli 1m24.641s (51)

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 11:39

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81616

    pre-dict-able

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 11:41

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/81616

    Anderson insisted that both co-founder Peter Windsor and investor Chad Hurley, who co-founded YouTube, are still involved with the project. Windsor told AUTOSPORT's Grapevine column earlier this week: "I am still with the team", while the latter responded with: "Peter is still here at the moment, not sure what he is up to, stay tuned."

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 11:41

    Morning all... just.

    All that DIY has worn us out! Plus I woke up at 6am with wicked cramp in my leg. We're about to watch LOST, will catch up with testing later.

    How is everyone today?

  • Maverick20/02/2010 at 11:42

    ...but the astonishing discovery is that I really quite like doing DIY.

    You can come and finish my bedroom if you like. I've painted all the woodwork and done the first coat on three of the walls but there's still a second coat and the fourth wall to do...

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 11:42

    How is everyone today?

    Good thanks, very tired, bed at 3 after watching the Skeleton, mega-awesome though, well worth it!

    How are you?

  • Maverick20/02/2010 at 11:44

    Good thanks, very tired, bed at 3 after watching the Skeleton, mega-awesome though, well worth it!

    Wasn't the camera work and directing great on the skeleton - really captured the speed

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 11:46

    You can come and finish my bedroom if you like. I've painted all the woodwork and done the first coat on three of the walls but there's still a second coat and the fourth wall to do...

    What colours?

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 11:46

    Wasn't the camera work and directing great on the skeleton - really captured the speed

    It's clearly my favourite winter sport, it totally rocks.

  • Maverick20/02/2010 at 11:54

    What colours?

    chocolate and a pale cream, does the colour effect whether you take the job?

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 11:56

    It's clearly my favourite winter sport, it totally rocks.

    would you say that if you hadn't won :D

    my favourite winter olympic sport is the snowboard cross, I wish more kiwis did that instead of halfpipe.

  • Maverick20/02/2010 at 11:58

    would you say that if you hadn't won :D

    they fly down an icy tube on a tea tray - what's not to like about it? :-D

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 12:03

    they fly down an icy tube on a tea tray - what's not to like about it? :-D

    I get a little bored after a while because every run looks the same

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 12:04

    chocolate and a pale cream, does the colour effect whether you take the job?

    chocolate and a pale cream, does the colour effect whether you take the job?

    Well yea. I can't spend all day painting something horrible yellow. If it has the word chocolate in it, though, I'm sold.

  • Maverick20/02/2010 at 12:05

    I get a little bored after a while because every run looks the same

    sounds like F1 when you put it that way ;-)

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 12:05

    would you say that if you hadn't won :D

    i totally would, its totally awesome

  • Kathi20/02/2010 at 12:05

    How is everyone today?

    good good. About to bake cake

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 12:05

    I get a little bored after a while because every run looks the same

    I could say the same about F1 ;)

  • Maverick20/02/2010 at 12:05

    Well yea. I can't spend all day painting something horrible yellow. If it has the word chocolate in it, though, I'm sold.

    good job Mrs Maverick said no to British Racing Green with yellow stripe then...

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 12:06

    I could say the same about F1 ;)

    at least they don't race on the same track 4 times in a row :D

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 12:07

    at least they don't race on the same track 4 times in a row :D

    FP1

    FP2

    FP3

    Q1

    Q2

    Q3

    Race

    umm?

  • formtech20/02/2010 at 12:07

    Afternoon all

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 12:07

    good good. About to bake cake

    Mmm. That'll do nicely for breakfast :)

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 12:07

    umm?

    only one of those is a race

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 12:08

    only one of those is a race

    none of the skeleton peoples race?

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 12:09

    none of the skeleton peoples race?

    well they try and beat each others times. Lets compare it to qualifying instead. :D

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 12:09

    well they try and beat each others times. Lets compare it to qualifying instead. :D

    Hoorah!

    I would say Skeleton is more hill climb (just backwardS)

  • RG20/02/2010 at 12:14

    Gooood afternoon all.

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 12:15

    Gooood afternoon all.

    Goodafternoon Mr RG

  • formtech20/02/2010 at 12:21

    Afternoon

  • formtech20/02/2010 at 12:28

    I'm so existed about getting a mac very very soon

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 12:29

    I'm so existed about getting a mac very very soon

    iPad Pro?

    http://www.labnol.org/gadgets/large-ipad-pro/12793/

  • formtech20/02/2010 at 12:30

    lol nope a macbook

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 12:36

    Good afternoon from Mrs. Goat and myself! We are just on the Train home after seeing another apartment in Copenhagen. We are cautiously optimistic after the let down last week but it looked really nice :)

  • formtech20/02/2010 at 12:46

    Just doing a bit of planning for the new website in ms powerpoint will upload for feedback to the drop.io/sidepodcast.

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 12:51

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13245821

    love this picture

  • formtech20/02/2010 at 12:54

    lol

  • formtech20/02/2010 at 13:03

    bit quite in the comments today

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 13:03

    bit quite in the comments today

    bangadebangadebongbahbong

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 13:05

    I have a pop shield.... phew... It's a bit larger than I thought!

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 13:06

    I have a pop shield.... phew... It's a bit larger than I thought!

    6" in case you are curious people

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 13:07

    I went to the depot to pick it up and the guy handed it to me and said, reading from the package, "here you go Alex".

    It was strangely unnerving.

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 13:08

    It was strangely unnerving.

    ooohh, spooky

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 13:09

    ooohh, spooky

    I wonder how quickly it takes to get used to it if you have a name badge. I haven't ever had a job where I'm required to wear one. But that must be quite weird too.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 13:10

    Ken Anderson in NY Times - U.S. Team Struggling to Reach Start Line

    He has to be kidding. Missing 4 races is a bit more than a little bump in the road. Why should other teams have to have the expense of going to all the flyaway races then the guys with the big mouths turn up at Barcelona and only have to finance 75% of a season?

    What he didn't say is far more interesting than what he did say. There is nothing there to say they have sensible sponsorship. There is nothing there to say they have a car or the means to produce one and there is nothing there to say that any driver is even prepared to talk to them which is a bit odd as there are a stack of drivers desperate to get into F1

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 13:13

    ... and there is nothing there to say that any driver is even prepared to talk to them which is a bit odd as there are a stack of drivers desperate to get into F1

    Not many have $8million though

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 13:22

    Not many have $8million though

    That's true but if they are serious about even being able to make Barcelona which I doubt they need to be putting some good news out. They have done nothing to show any progress and Mr professional communicator Windsor seems to have gone into hiding.

    If they are looking for the FIA to stretch the rules further than they ever have before they need to be winning the media battle by showing that they will make Barcelona and that there is a serious interest in their team. A big launch with loads of promises followed by complete silence and no sign of any progress is not going to get them permission to miss 4 races. Arrows were thrown out after 20 odd years for missing two or three.

  • Pat W20/02/2010 at 13:24

    Hello. I've just had a wander around town, it is 'record fair' week and Mum likes to have a look around so I tagged along. Seems there's still a lot of interest in them.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 13:27

    Hello. I've just had a wander around town, it is 'record fair' week and Mum likes to have a look around so I tagged along. Seems there's still a lot of interest in them.

    It's not going to be the same in 20 years when they have mp3 fairs

  • Pat W20/02/2010 at 13:33

    Ken Anderson in NY Times - U.S. Team Struggling to Reach Start Line

    Thanks, it is good to have something coming from them.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 13:35

    Thanks, it is good to have something coming from them.

    F1 Wolf posted it at 7am

  • Nick in Dubai20/02/2010 at 13:39

    I am back from Yas, loads of fun, but unfortunatly the guy who got me the tickets had to be back early :(

    Had such an enbeliveable amount of access, Pitlane access in the support paddock, the main paddock was open to all ticket holders, I even managed to sneak into the padock club... good job bernie wasnt there!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 13:39

    Had such an enbeliveable amount of access, Pitlane access in the support paddock, the main paddock was open to all ticket holders, I even managed to sneak into the padock club... good job bernie wasnt there!

    So it was better than the GP?

  • lou20/02/2010 at 13:41

    ooops... hello daily thread :)

  • Pat W20/02/2010 at 13:43

    If they are looking for the FIA to stretch the rules further than they ever have before they need to be winning the media battle by showing that they will make Barcelona and that there is a serious interest in their team. A big launch with loads of promises followed by complete silence and no sign of any progress is not going to get them permission to miss 4 races. Arrows were thrown out after 20 odd years for missing two or three.

    I can't understand all the radio silence for most of 2009. I'd have spent it doing the rounds of various talk shows and the like, get the name out there, introduce F1 to the people and then go to the sponsors and say "hey look we've been on Letterman". Letterman is a racing man, surely he'd give them air. I'm not saying that going on a chat show is justification for sponsorship, just that it would've helped with awareness.

  • Pat W20/02/2010 at 13:43

    It's not going to be the same in 20 years when they have mp3 fairs

    :-) :-)

  • Nick in Dubai20/02/2010 at 13:43

    So it was better than the GP?

    well i didnt get to see a race at either event...

    Its a trade off, nmoone was there for the V8's and the cars were no where near as interesting.

    But that meant i could see more.

    I would defiantly choose the F1 though, but it was amazing being able to walk around the paddock.

    Standing in the pitlane while they did GT pitstops was an incredible experience.

  • Nick in Dubai20/02/2010 at 13:47

    I have also discovered a secret sneakey way to watch the F1 there on the cheap ;)

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 13:48

    I can't understand all the radio silence for most of 2009. I'd have spent it doing the rounds of various talk shows and the like, get the name out there, introduce F1 to the people and then go to the sponsors and say "hey look we've been on Letterman". Letterman is a racing man, surely he'd give them air. I'm not saying that going on a chat show is justification for sponsorship, just that it would've helped with awareness.

    That should have been happening from the day after the announcement. Build a constituency then when you get into sponsorship difficulties you have a fan club and momentum in place and merchandise sales to show the return to a prospective sponsor. If nothing else had they done that they could have been doing the chat shows before Xmas saying that they had done everything they could but American business was not prepared to back them and possibly use emotional blackmail to get a sponsor.

    Going on TV spouting off about openess and access then bolting the doors and saying nothing all year was crazy

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 13:49

    Standing in the pitlane while they did GT pitstops was an incredible experience.

    You have to concentrate when you are in a working pitlane. Every step has to be considered

  • Nick in Dubai20/02/2010 at 13:51

    You have to concentrate when you are in a working pitlane. Every step has to be considered

    It wasnt too bad for me, the guys i was with though dont really watch racing, when the saftey car came out i found myself a corner, they ended up huddling in the garage!

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 13:57

    Afternoon all.

  • lou20/02/2010 at 13:58

    Afternoon all.

    Hi Christine :)

  • Nick in Dubai20/02/2010 at 13:59

    Afternoon all.

    Afternoon!

    I really need to get on with sorting out writting about Yas, I had an awesome time there today :)

  • me20/02/2010 at 14:00

    Afternoon Christine, 2 things: Can the contents of the post which is displayed above this comments box have a bottom to hide/shorten it and I follow you podcasts via iTunes is there any way of viewing the show notes and links while listening???

    bye chris!

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 14:02

    bye chris!

    the over use of punctuation had me wondering

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 14:02

    the over use of punctuation had me wondering

    i knew from twitter, i liked to something earlier and within a minute it was on twitter

  • me20/02/2010 at 14:03

    the over use of punctuation had me wondering

    the stupidity of some people has me worried for our great countries education system!

  • Journeyer20/02/2010 at 14:03

    the over use of punctuation had me wondering

    not even steven noticed, though.

    anyway, hi, everyone. anything of interest going on at Jerez?

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 14:03

    the stupidity of some people has me worried for our great countries education system!

    HA!

  • me20/02/2010 at 14:03

    the stupidity of some people has me worried for our great countries education system!

    HA!

    oops :)

  • Nick in Dubai20/02/2010 at 14:03

    bye chris!

    :D

  • Nick in Dubai20/02/2010 at 14:05

    anyway, hi, everyone. anything of interest going on at Jerez?

    If anyone has it and is interested V8's are about to go at Yas.

    The local channel appears to be broadcasting some race control radio feed instead of commentary!

  • Journeyer20/02/2010 at 14:06

    If anyone has it and is interested V8's are about to go at Yas.

    Still don't get why they'd race at silly o'clock in Australia. Unless they were specifically targeting Amy. :D

  • Nick in Dubai20/02/2010 at 14:07

    If anyone has it and is interested V8's are about to go at Yas.

    Coulthard is racing, Although its not david, its his 2nd cousin Fabien

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 14:09

    Still don't get why they'd race at silly o'clock in Australia. Unless they were specifically targeting Amy. :D

    :D I wonder if its even on. I might check the TV listings.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 14:09

    not even steven noticed, though.

    Eh? What?

  • Nick in Dubai20/02/2010 at 14:09

    :D I wonder if its even on. I might check the TV listings.

    Its worth it just for the helmet cam onboards!

  • Journeyer20/02/2010 at 14:10

    Eh? What?

    The guy who you gave Christine's email to (mentioning his username triggers moderation now).

  • me20/02/2010 at 14:11

    this comment from steve got lost in moderation bouncing it again:

    --

    McLaren hoody vote is now live, for the second time tonight, after a technical hitch!

    http://wp.me/puhRP-7m

    Some Sidepodcast Universe designs in there!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 14:11

    The guy who you gave Christine's email to (mentioning his username triggers moderation now).

    I didn't know it was him. Sorry

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 14:12

    nope, v8s are not on tv here.

  • me20/02/2010 at 14:12

    I didn't know it was him. Sorry

    it's okay. he was stupid enough to email christine with his real name.

    DOH!

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 14:13

    I didn't know it was him. Sorry

    it's okay. he was stupid enough to email christine with his real name.

    DOH!

    it's all over the site too, so he could have found it that way had you not

  • Journeyer20/02/2010 at 14:13

    it's okay. he was stupid enough to email christine with his real name.

    *facepalm*

  • RG20/02/2010 at 14:13

    it's okay. he was stupid enough to email christine with his real name.

    There's nothing to say to that stupidity...

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 14:14

    it's all over the site too, so he could have found it that way had you not

    He knows my email already.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 14:14

    it's okay. he was stupid enough to email christine with his real name.

    If he had used his real name I think I would have noticed. He confused me by asking a sensible question

  • Nick in Dubai20/02/2010 at 14:14

    nope, v8s are not on tv here.

    FAIL

  • Pat W20/02/2010 at 14:14

    it's okay. he was stupid enough to email christine with his real name.

    Rofl!

    I didn't twig either until that last comment.

  • Amy20/02/2010 at 14:15

    FAIL

    they're showing it prime time tomorrow instead but surely the fans would want to see it live :D

  • Nick in Dubai20/02/2010 at 14:15

    nope, v8s are not on tv here.

    apparently its on tomorrow at 1:30

  • Nick in Dubai20/02/2010 at 14:16

    they're showing it prime time tomorrow instead but surely the fans would want to see it live :D

    I have no idea whats going on.

    I have team radio from one of the ford teams, no comentry, which is a minor blessing

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 14:17

    McLaren hoody vote is now live, for the second time tonight, after a technical hitch!

    Some of those look like photos. Some people are way too talented.

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 14:18

    Some of those look like photos. Some people are way too talented.

    Shouldn't be allowed should it?

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 14:18

    I have team radio from one of the ford teams, no comentry, which is a minor blessing

    Every time I have seen V8s the commentators seem to spend half their time talking to drivers on the radio

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 14:19

    Shouldn't be allowed should it?

    Being talented is just a clever way of cheating

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 14:20

    Hello. I've just had a wander around town, it is 'record fair' week and Mum likes to have a look around so I tagged along. Seems there's still a lot of interest in them.

    It's not going to be the same in 20 years when they have mp3 fairs

    If they are LP's it's because they sound better ;)

  • RG20/02/2010 at 14:22

    Some Sidepodcast Universe designs in there!

    Lou or Lukeh, tough call

  • Journeyer20/02/2010 at 14:23

    Lou or Lukeh, tough call

    You can vote up to 3. ;)

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 14:23

    Lou or Lukeh, tough call

    You get to vote for three

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 14:24

    I can't believe so many people have voted for the hoody that is just a copy of the race suit

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 14:24

    bye chris!

    the over use of punctuation had me wondering

    The fact that he took a moniker which was one of USF1's suppliers was suspicious!

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 14:25

    I didn't know it was him. Sorry

    it's okay. he was stupid enough to email christine with his real name.

    DOH!

    :d

  • Journeyer20/02/2010 at 14:25

    I can't believe so many people have voted for the hoody that is just a copy of the race suit

    the helmet hood is very original, though. i seriously considered voting for it.

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 14:49

    Good stuff in the Skeleton eh?

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 14:51

    Good stuff in the Skeleton eh?

    Twas an awesome moment

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2010 at 14:52

    Windsor told AUTOSPORT's Grapevine column earlier this week: "I am still with the team", while the latter responded with: "Peter is still here at the moment, not sure what he is up to, stay tuned." {Comment #136}

    Sorry, if the main investor doesn't know what the figurehead is doing with the invested project, then I'd gently suggest it would take more than money to get USF1 onto the grid, disappointing as that is for me to accept.

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2010 at 14:54

    He has to be kidding. Missing 4 races is a bit more than a little bump in the road. {Comment #178}

    There is no eventuality that permits missing 4 races, whichever interpretation of Concorde is in play. USF1 has signed its own death warrant with this statement :(

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 14:55

    Alia,

    We were discussing the FIA auditing of the new teams that took place a few months ago last night. Do you know if it is correct that the FIA announced that all the new teams had finance and were expected to make the first race.

    The only thing I could find on a search was Nick Craw visiting USF1 in October and saying it was progressing welll

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 14:57

    Alia,

    We were discussing the FIA auditing of the new teams that took place a few months ago last night. Do you know if it is correct that the FIA announced that all the new teams had finance and were expected to make the first race.

    The only thing I could find on a search was Nick Craw visiting USF1 in October and saying it was progressing welll

    Something that MWM discussed and I think is worth thinking about - why is it after these guys got selected that Bernie or the FIA did nothing to help them find sponsors or set deadlines, milestones etc?

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2010 at 14:58

    Arrows were thrown out after 20 odd years for missing two or three. {Comment #180}

    Arrows missed six or seven races, depending on whether you class the farce of their DNQs in France 2002 as a missed race. No official statement was ever made on that race because the FIA were waiting for proof that Arrows could pay for their 2003 season before making a judgement as to whether to throw them out. Arrows was wound up for inability to pay a wide variety of creditors (ranging from the taxman via a glut of suppliers to Heinz-Harald Frentzen) before the FIA needed to lift a finger.

    Still, it is almost certain that Arrows would have been given the boot even if Tom Walkinshaw had been able to prove to the FIA that his team was capable of funding the 2003 season.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 14:59

    Something that MWM discussed and I think is worth thinking about - why is it after these guys got selected that Bernie or the FIA did nothing to help them find sponsors or set deadlines, milestones etc?

    It's not up to the FIA to find them sponsors but their financial package was supposedly verified on selection and I am sure again late last year hence the question. It makes the selection process look very dodgy and the people involved either incompetent or criminal

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 15:02

    Something that MWM discussed and I think is worth thinking about - why is it after these guys got selected that Bernie or the FIA did nothing to help them find sponsors or set deadlines, milestones etc?

    It's not up to the FIA to find them sponsors but their financial package was supposedly verified on selection and I am sure again late last year hence the question. It makes the selection process look very dodgy and the people involved either incompetent or criminal

    But when you hear of the deals Bernie could do (such as find drives for Lopez etc.), you would think it would be in the interests of the sport for him to introduce some people, right?

    Instead he makes disparaging comments in the media when he should be saying "Hey, we got this team in Spain, they could make it but need a little help - any one keen on fronting up some cash and I'll set up a meeting"...

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 15:05

    Ooh look, Chrysler are first off the block with their Delta Wing Prototype :D

    http://www.youdrivewhat.com/?p=1447

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2010 at 15:09

    We were discussing the FIA auditing of the new teams that took place a few months ago last night. Do you know if it is correct that the FIA announced that all the new teams had finance and were expected to make the first race. {Comment #243}

    The FIA announced prior to the teams being selected that it would look carefully at the financial side of the equation and include it in its definition of the "three strongest bids". The implication was that teams would need to have a good financial package or at least a better package than the rival bidders, to be selected (if all else was equal). In any case, Article 13.4 of the 2010 Sporting Regulations states:

    "With the exception of those whose cars scored points in the Championship of the previous year, all applicants must supply information about the size of their company, their financial status and their ability to meet their prescribed obligations."

    I doubt Campos would have told the FIA that its F1 project would contain only 13 people as of 48 hours ago, nor would US F1 have admitted that its promised media storm wouldn't take place. Even so, I am seriously sceptical of the notion that the FIA did its auditing correctly.

    As far as I'm aware, the FIA did not mention that it had announced that all the teams had finance - the regulations said it for them. It may have mentioned that the teams would make the first race, but since the teams had to sign an undertaking that they could do every event upon application (that's Article 13.2 f) ), any such announcement would have been done on trust and have relied upon the auditing being done properly. Since I believe it was the auditing that let the whole process down, the press office might not have realised that there was any reason to doubt a positive result from the audit.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 15:09

    But when you hear of the deals Bernie could do (such as find drives for Lopez etc.), you would think it would be in the interests of the sport for him to introduce some people, right?

    It's easy for him to place a driver with money especially when it gives him access to politicians who may in time be dumb enough to give him a fortune for a race if their boy does well but he can't magic sponsors out of thin air.

    His negative comments are unnecessary but it is old fashioned cowboy business tactics like he has always used.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 15:11

    Ooh look, Chrysler are first off the block with their Delta Wing Prototype :D

    http://www.youdrivewhat.com/?p=1447

    I was watching the shuttle undock from the ISS last night and when we saw the overhead shot of it my first thought was that is where Bowles got his info from

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 15:11

    But when you hear of the deals Bernie could do (such as find drives for Lopez etc.), you would think it would be in the interests of the sport for him to introduce some people, right?

    It's easy for him to place a driver with money especially when it gives him access to politicians who may in time be dumb enough to give him a fortune for a race if their boy does well but he can't magic sponsors out of thin air.

    His negative comments are unnecessary but it is old fashioned cowboy business tactics like he has always used.

    But he has lots of connections - people must be looking to him for a way to get into the sport. It just comes across that he doesn't want to help the new teams out when he could do with little effort.

    As always with Bernie and the FIA, their actions always seem to defy common sense and the good of the sport...

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 15:12

    Ooh look, Chrysler are first off the block with their Delta Wing Prototype :D

    http://www.youdrivewhat.com/?p=1447

    I was watching the shuttle undock from the ISS last night and when we saw the overhead shot of it my first thought was that is where Bowles got his info from

    Or this? http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/attachments/028454/land_speed_record_spirit_of_america.jpg

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 15:13

    Thanks Alia. That confirms my belief that the FIA had audited their finances and are therefore either incompetent, corrupt or both. And this from the people who thought they could control a budget cap. How can you manage a budget cap if you don't know what a budget looks like?

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 15:13

    I doubt Campos would have told the FIA that its F1 project would contain only 13 people as of 48 hours ago, nor would US F1 have admitted that its promised media storm wouldn't take place. Even so, I am seriously sceptical of the notion that the FIA did its auditing correctly.

    This is exactly why the teams were against a budget cap I reckon!

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2010 at 15:15

    Something that MWM discussed and I think is worth thinking about - why is it after these guys got selected that Bernie or the FIA did nothing to help them find sponsors or set deadlines, milestones etc? {Comment #244}

    They delelegated that task to FOTA during the time the FIA and FOTA were having their little turf war last year. Now FOTA consists of rival established teams and you can guess what sort of motivation they had to fulfil their "enemy's" desire to help them make things more difficult for themselves...

    Bernie was on FOTA's side and perhaps still is.

    The FIA had a change of leadership partway through. Max Mosley, I guess, may have wanted another stick which which to beat FOTA while Jean Todt was probably just glad that he could spend the time he might have spent sorting out deals for new teams tending to other parts of the FIA's domain and generally establishing a good platform for his time in office.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 15:15

    But he has lots of connections - people must be looking to him for a way to get into the sport. It just comes across that he doesn't want to help the new teams out when he could do with little effort.

    Over the years Bernie has introduced lots of sponsors to teams and EJ in his book said Bernie kept him in business but right now there are maybe 4 teams that are close to having fully sponsored cars. If there were sponsors out there people would be jumping on them and people way more impressive than a team whose prize asset is a Jimmy Clark print.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 15:16

    Or this? http://www.24-...spirit_of_america.jpg

    It certainly looks more like an old LSR car than a single seater racer

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 15:16

    But he has lots of connections - people must be looking to him for a way to get into the sport. It just comes across that he doesn't want to help the new teams out when he could do with little effort.

    Over the years Bernie has introduced lots of sponsors to teams and EJ in his book said Bernie kept him in business but right now there are maybe 4 teams that are close to having fully sponsored cars. If there were sponsors out there people would be jumping on them and people way more impressive than a team whose prize asset is a Jimmy Clark print.

    It is amazing that USF1 could not convince any American company to sponsor them though.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 15:17

    It is amazing that USF1 could not convince any American company to sponsor them though.

    How can Chad youtube not drum up $50million when he supposedley started with $20million of it?

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2010 at 15:18

    It's not up to the FIA to find them sponsors but their financial package was supposedly verified on selection and I am sure again late last year hence the question. {Comment #246}

    The only end-of-year verification was that all the teams (new or otherwise) had to send the FIA a €309,000 entry fee by November 1. They could have enclosed it with their entry, or done it any time in between.

    Had the budget cap gone through there would have been a second, rather intrusive, verification for all teams racing under the cap, which would presumably have included the new teams.

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 15:20

    It is amazing that USF1 could not convince any American company to sponsor them though.

    How can Chad youtube not drum up $50million when he supposedley started with $20million of it?

    That is a good point. $50 mill should have got a team on the grid - especially when they were offered Lola's design (which they turned down apparently)...

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2010 at 15:23

    But when you hear of the deals Bernie could do (such as find drives for Lopez etc.), you would think it would be in the interests of the sport for him to introduce some people, right? {Comment #247}

    He has done that, but generally only when new investors have shown interest in F1. There's been a distinct lack of them recently and Bernie tends to avoid poaching investors from one team to another.

    If he went to America and America said "No", he probably won't have wasted his time on any long-term charm campaigns. That tends to be left to the teams, with Bernie possibly jumping back in to close the deal if there's a compelling reason for him to do so. It's simply not in Bernie's modus operandi to do the protracted stuff, especially if he receives no direct benefit, but he does love the cut-and-thrust of closing negotiations. Introductions are also done sufficiently swiftly that I think he gets a buzz from them.

    He never did know when to take a wonderful opportunity to close his mouth.

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2010 at 15:39

    That is a good point. $50 mill should have got a team on the grid - especially when they were offered Lola's design (which they turned down apparently)... {Comment #262}

    $50m + Lola design probably equals a similar in-value budget to Force India/Toro Rosso. They're managing OK - why didn't USF1?

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 15:39

    Something that MWM discussed and I think is worth thinking about - why is it after these guys got selected that Bernie or the FIA did nothing to help them find sponsors or set deadlines, milestones etc?

    Bernie checked to see if somebody big would be responsible if he didn't get his fee. He gets his fee if you race or not.

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 15:39

    That is a good point. $50 mill should have got a team on the grid - especially when they were offered Lola's design (which they turned down apparently)... {Comment #262}

    $50m + Lola design probably equals a similar in-value budget to Force India/Toro Rosso. They're managing OK - why didn't USF1?

    Because I think they did an A1GP and aimed too high too quickly...

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 15:41

    If only USF1 hired this guy: http://silentpagoda.com/blog/2010/02/20/happy-birthday-o-captain-our-captain/

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 15:43

    As always with Bernie and the FIA, their actions always seem to defy common sense and the good of the sport...

    bernie is shaking poor competitors loose before they embarress the series. At least I'm sure that's how he sees it.

    I wouldn't be surprised to find that he was also attempting to get them to come and ask him for help (a position that puts him in a position of power)

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 15:46

    Nick, this may be of interest to you: http://speedhunters.com/archive/2010/02/19/video-dubai-24h.aspx

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 15:48

    That is a good point. $50 mill should have got a team on the grid - especially when they were offered Lola's design (which they turned down apparently)...

    probably wrong but I thought the deal was that the budget was 50 million chad provided 20. My guess is nobody provided the 30.

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2010 at 15:49

    It is amazing that USF1 could not convince any American company to sponsor them though. {Comment #259}

    How many teams have managed to convince any new company - of any nationality - to sponsor them in 2009? Not a huge number. Remember Virgin was poached from Brawn, we have no idea when the Malaysians started negotiating with Mike Gascoyne and Sauber's running on a near-empty sponsor platform.

    That said, with Chad Hurley on board, it shouldn't have been necessary. Simply put a "double your money" thing in - $50m investment in return for, say, 50% of the sponsor money until Chad had double his money back - and I'm sure he'd have put the whole pot in immediately, thus given them a season's nest egg. It's easier to persuade people to sponsor you if you have a team.

    Even so, the USA is still not convinced that F1 offers more value to them than domestic series, meaning that they will tend to pick the domestic series simply through the impact they can have on their home market.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 15:51

    bernie is shaking poor competitors loose before they embarress the series. At least I'm sure that's how he sees it.

    I wouldn't be surprised to find that he was also attempting to get them to come and ask him for help (a position that puts him in a position of power)

    I think those are both good points

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 15:52

    I am heading out into the froze north now. See you all later

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 15:53

    bernie is shaking poor competitors loose before they embarress the series. At least I'm sure that's how he sees it.

    I wouldn't be surprised to find that he was also attempting to get them to come and ask him for help (a position that puts him in a position of power)

    I think those are both good points

    Probably because we know they are at least plausible!

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 15:54

    I am heading out into the froze north now. See you all later

    See ya soon ;)

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 15:54

    Even so, the USA is still not convinced that F1 offers more value to them than domestic series, meaning that they will tend to pick the domestic series simply through the impact they can have on their home market.

    indeed. And their reason d'être is to be USF1. That means no title sponsorship. That's hard to deal with. Virgin racing is a better proposition than team USF1 blah blah blah. Because everyone calls Ferrari, Ferrari, and Sauber Sauber. The sponsors are often missed off.

  • me20/02/2010 at 15:55

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/02/20/by-mclaren-fans-for-mclaren-fans/

  • RubberGoat20/02/2010 at 15:59

    I'm listening to the Lady from the British Curling Team explain her sport. Funnily enough, I don't like Curling but I think I am going to need to be told how the sport works a few times at least ;)

  • me20/02/2010 at 16:29

    another fab guest post, ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/02/20/silverstone-vs-silverstone/

  • Jordan F120/02/2010 at 17:08

    Greetings from the Land of Soggy Tundra.

    I have two questions mr c:

    1) Have the technical issues that prevented both of you from doing live shows been addressed yet?

    2) News about Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has been rather sparse for a while now, do not you think ?

  • me20/02/2010 at 17:11

    Greetings from the Land of Soggy Tundra.

    hullo jordan.

    1) Have the technical issues that prevented both of you from doing live shows been addressed yet?

    it's not so much a specific technical issue, it's a lack of time. with races about three weeks away, i have to make live commenting more stable, and that's taking all time/effort and then some. i would guess live shows will return around the second race of the season(ish).

    2) News about Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has been rather sparse for a while now, do not you think ?

    i didn't do it ;)

  • Jordan F120/02/2010 at 17:23

    1) Have the technical issues that prevented both of you from doing live shows been addressed yet?

    it's not so much a specific technical issue, it's a lack of time. with races about three weeks away, i have to make live commenting more stable, and that's taking all time/effort and then some. i would guess live shows will return around the second race of the season(ish).

    So does that mean you are going to be in trouble from Bernie for missing the first race of the season or is Todt givien you a the first of a possible three free passes?

    Ooooph! working "Quote" buttons now! Nice...

  • me20/02/2010 at 17:25

    So does that mean you are going to be in trouble from Bernie for missing the first race of the season or is Todt givien you a the first of a possible three free passes?

    hehehe. the team might be having sponsorship difficulties right now, and our two drivers are considering jumping ship :)

    Ooooph! working "Quote" buttons now! Nice...

    :)

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 17:34

    Afternoon

    Some Forza 3 news for those interested. T10 have been a bit stupid again and been testing out putting some new cars on the online Auction House, apparently. Here's the list of what's been spotted:

    Acura TSX

    Aston Martin Rapide

    Aston Martin (V12 or V8?) Vantage

    Audi TT 2010

    BMW Z4 2010

    BMW X6 M

    Bugatti EB110 SS

    #40 Ford GT-R

    Holden w427

    Mugen Civic 2010

    Lotus Evora T124

    Mazda 3 2010

    McLaren MP4-12C

    Mercedes SLS AMG

    Mercedes CL 65 AMG

    Mini Coupe

    Peugeot 308

    Porsche 911 Sport Classic 2010

    Renault Megane

    Subaru Legacy B4 2.5

    Vauxhall Insignia VXR

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 17:36

    Ooh, missed one out - Gumpert Apollo.

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 17:43

    evening everyone!

  • Nick in Dubai20/02/2010 at 17:53

    evening everyone!

    Evening!

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 17:53

    evening everyone!

    evening... What is your current location?

  • lou20/02/2010 at 17:55

    evening everyone!

    heya

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 17:55

    evening... What is your current location?

    this isn't a stalker thing... I was just wondering if you were over with lou yet or not.

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 17:56

    this isn't a stalker thing... I was just wondering if you were over with lou yet or not.

    Urrrm, I'm at home? *looks out the window for alex just in case*

  • Nick in Dubai20/02/2010 at 17:57

    this isn't a stalker thing... I was just wondering if you were over with lou yet or not.

    Are you angling to move in there and snap lukeh up as soon as he is single?

  • lou20/02/2010 at 17:57

    this isn't a stalker thing... I was just wondering if you were over with lou yet or not.

    sadly not. going to london tomorrow though.

  • lou20/02/2010 at 17:58

    Are you angling to move in there and snap lukeh up as soon as he is single?

    !!!!!!

  • Jordan F120/02/2010 at 17:59

    hehehe. the team might be having sponsorship difficulties right now, and our two drivers are considering jumping ship :)

    If you are talking about Steven and Scott, then get an ice-cream company on-board as principal sponour so that we can hired Kimi cheaply and call up Franck for the second driver.......It is no big deal. I designed the cockpits to be modular.... Heck we are one of of the few teams that can still shoehorn Mansell into the cockpit if we are really desparate for drivers...

    Course if we went with a female driver, I can use the weight savings to adjust the balance on the suspension of each wheel, and still keep the car at the weight limit....Sarah Fisher anyone?

  • Nick in Dubai20/02/2010 at 17:59

    !!!!!!

    The way he said it it sounded suspicious! :P

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 18:00

    Are you angling to move in there and snap lukeh up as soon as he is single?

    !!!!!!

    tad harsh me thinks

  • lou20/02/2010 at 18:01

    The way he said it it sounded suspicious! :P

    hmmm.

    Alison!!!! Nick is being mean to me!!

  • Nick in Dubai20/02/2010 at 18:01

    tad harsh me thinks

    Sorry... i didint mean to offend!

  • lou20/02/2010 at 18:01

    Sorry... i didint mean to offend!

    ;)

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 18:01

    Are you angling to move in there and snap lukeh up as soon as he is single?

    !!!!

    no.

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 18:02

    Urrrm, I'm at home? *looks out the window for alex just in case*

    *waves*

    oooops!

  • Nick in Dubai20/02/2010 at 18:02

    hmmm.

    Alison!!!! Nick is being mean to me!!

    noooooooooo noooooooooooo i didnt mean it!

    *hides*

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 18:03

    noooooooooo noooooooooooo i didnt mean it!

    busted!

  • Jordan F120/02/2010 at 18:08

    Well, I think I am at the wrong web site.... I wanted to go to Sidepodcast, not Connie Street's fan forum....

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 18:27

    So it's Saturday night... What's the mood? What's the skinny? What's the sketch?

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 18:29

    did anyone just see the Dr Who trailer on BBC1?! Woooooooooooo!!!!!

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 18:29

    did anyone just see the Dr Who trailer on BBC1?! Woooooooooooo!!!!!

    Oooh, it will be on YouTube soon I hope!

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 18:30

    Oooh, it will be on YouTube soon I hope!

    I was away from the laptop having dinner elsewise I would've commented to say :(

    But yes, hopefully :D

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 18:30

    did anyone just see the Dr Who trailer on BBC1?! Woooooooooooo!!!!!

    oooh I have to see it.

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 18:31

    I was away from the laptop having dinner elsewise I would've commented to say :(

    Was it good or bad?

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 18:31

    Oooh, it will be on YouTube soon I hope!

    It says here it will be on the BBC site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/s4/features/bulletins/bulletin_100217_01

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 18:34

    It says here it will be on the BBC site: http://www.bbc...ns/bulletin_100217_01

    here it is

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/s4/characters/doctor11

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 18:35

    It says here it will be on the BBC site: http://www.bbc...ns/bulletin_100217_01

    here it is

    http://www.bbc...4/characters/doctor11

    Is that the one you saw Lukeh?

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 18:36

    here it is

    Ooh. That's weird.

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 18:37

    Ooh. That's weird.

    Yeah the bit in the middle was a bit... um... weird.

  • lou20/02/2010 at 18:37

    So it's Saturday night... What's the mood? What's the skinny? What's the sketch?

    i don't understand what your second two questions mean :( #sorryalex

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 18:37

    i don't understand what your second two questions mean :( #sorryalex

    Essentially they mean... "what's going on and what are your plans"

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 18:38

    Yeah the bit in the middle was a bit... um... weird.

    It's interesting that they've made something special (I assume), as opposed to a trailer of what is coming up. Although they had already done that, I suppose.

  • me20/02/2010 at 18:39

    ooh, alex if you're around. we've upgraded the main rss blog feed today:

    http://sidepodcast.com/feed/

    still full feeds, but now with added metadata in the footer of each post, such as post ratings, a comment link and related posts. it's still not what i'd call ideal, but at least it puts a lot of the new features in front of people who only read via rss.

    feedback as ever, is appreciated.

  • lou20/02/2010 at 18:39

    Essentially they mean... "what's going on and what are your plans"

    oooh right *is not really with it today*... my plans include doing lots and lots of work.. yours?

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 18:39

    still full feeds, but now with added metadata in the footer of each post, such as post ratings, a comment link and related posts. it's still not what i'd call ideal, but at least it puts a lot of the new features in front of people who only read via rss.

    A compromise, if you will.

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 18:41

    So it's Saturday night... What's the mood? What's the skinny? What's the sketch?

    I am writing a guest post that is nearly done :)

    I hope it's not rubbish though... I'm worried I have waffled on

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 18:43

    feedback as ever, is appreciated.

    Oooh interesting... I have forced a refresh in google reader and it does seem to have all the cool new stuff... the one thing that seems to have changed is that every post is titled: "Sidepodcast : All for F1, and F1 for All" rather than what that particular post is about. Did you mean to do that?

  • me20/02/2010 at 18:43

    A compromise, if you will.

    i think rss will still be lacking when we turn on html5 video/audio. life is fine at the moment in our flash-only world, time will tell though.

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 18:43

    A compromise, if you will.

    :)

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 18:43

    I hope it's not rubbish though... I'm worried I have waffled on

    I can turn on my special waffle-extractor when I cast an eye over it if you like :)

  • me20/02/2010 at 18:43

    Oooh interesting... I have forced a refresh in google reader and it does seem to have all the cool new stuff... the one thing that seems to have changed is that every post is titled: "Sidepodcast : All for F1, and F1 for All" rather than what that particular post is about. Did you mean to do that?

    ahh, i oughta fix that.

  • lou20/02/2010 at 18:44

    I can turn on my special waffle-extractor when I cast an eye over it if you like :)

    i need someone to do that for most of my history essays! :)

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday20/02/2010 at 18:44

    Evening! Yay! My post got posted...it caused a stir, huh?

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 18:45

    Evening! Yay! My post got posted...it caused a stir, huh?

    and very good it is too!

  • me20/02/2010 at 18:46

    feed titles should now be fixed, sorry.

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday20/02/2010 at 18:46

    and very good it is too!

    thanks... :)

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 18:48

    feed titles should now be fixed, sorry.

    cool. It's not come back yet but I think the caching is pretty strong on Google Reader.

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday20/02/2010 at 18:51

    feed titles should now be fixed, sorry.

    what was wrong with them (this shows the level of alertness at a typical weekend)?

  • me20/02/2010 at 18:51

    cool. It's not come back yet but I think the caching is pretty strong on Google Reader.

    are you subscribed to the old feedburner feed? that has an extra layer of caching built in, i find this one faster:

    http://sidepodcast.com/feed/

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 18:52

    are you subscribed to the old feedburner feed? that has an extra layer of caching built in, i find this one faster:

    That's the one I'm using... it's there now though :)

  • me20/02/2010 at 18:52

    what was wrong with them (this shows the level of alertness at a typical weekend)?

    depending on who you asked. nothing, or everything :)

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 18:53

    depending on who you asked. nothing, or everything :)

    :)

  • me20/02/2010 at 18:55

    :)

    i'm 90% more happy with them now though, good discussion = better sidepodcast.

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday20/02/2010 at 18:56

    depending on who you asked. nothing, or everything :)

    well, as long as it's better now... :-)

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 18:58

    Have sent my guest post :)

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 18:58

    Have sent my guest post :)

    Received :)

  • Lewis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Brackets are so last Tuesday20/02/2010 at 19:03

    Have sent my guest post :)

    I'd like to write another guest post sometime - it was fun listening to everybody's opinion (I think I started an argument!)

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 19:08

    This woman on the Super G is yet to finish a ski race....

    I think it's time to hang up the ski's....

  • me20/02/2010 at 19:10

    I'd like to write another guest post sometime - it was fun listening to everybody's opinion (I think I started an argument!)

    always welcome sir. we don't argue at spc though, just debate intensely.

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 19:11

    always welcome sir. we don't argue at spc though, just debate intensely.

    hmm ;)

  • lou20/02/2010 at 19:24

    i'm really restless this evening... nothing to do but work.. but i don't want to work. I don't want my holidays to end tomorrow evening :(

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 19:28

    iPhone game recommendation - if anyone wants a decent driving/racing game, get GT Racing: Motor Academy. It's basically Gran Turismo for the iPhone/iTouch, and it's very, very good.

  • Dan Brunell20/02/2010 at 19:40

    Good afternoon everyone.

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 19:45

    Good afternoon everyone.

    evening !"

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 19:46

    Good afternoon everyone.

    Hullo Dan

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 19:46

    I'm going to create another blog, this time all about Forza Motorsport. Any suggestions as to what I could call it?

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 19:50

    I'm going to create another blog, this time all about Forza Motorsport. Any suggestions as to what I could call it?

    Hmmm, not sure. I'm no good with blog names as it is :( will have a think though

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 19:50

    Hmmm, not sure. I'm no good with blog names as it is :( will have a think though

    Thoughts of a Trying Athiest is a good blog name! :)

  • Dan Brunell20/02/2010 at 19:52

    I'm going to create another blog, this time all about Forza Motorsport. Any suggestions as to what I could call it?

    I always thought that "Digital Apex" would be a good racing game blog name.

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 19:52

    Thoughts of a Trying Athiest is a good blog name! :)

    It is kind of ripping off a song though ;) but they will never know!

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 19:52

    I always thought that "Digital Apex" would be a good racing game blog name.

    oooh thats good

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 19:54

    I always thought that "Digital Apex" would be a good racing game blog name.

    Ooh, maybe I could use that for the sim racing podcast me and Gavin want to do, whenever we decide to do it. :P

  • Dan Brunell20/02/2010 at 19:54

    I always thought that "Digital Apex" would be a good racing game blog name.

    Either that or "Joysticks and Shifts Sticks"

  • lou20/02/2010 at 19:58

    have just realised i may not get to watch the bobsleigh tonight... it's on so late :(

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 20:07

    have just realised i may not get to watch the bobsleigh tonight... it's on so late :(

    Boo, damn time zones :(

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 20:07

    As well as sending in a guest post, I haz been blogging about USF1 and my perhaps-critical views about today's news

    http://gridwalktalk.wordpress.com/2010/02/20/no-sympathy-given/

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 20:11

    Evening folks :)

  • lou20/02/2010 at 20:12

    Evening folks :)

    Hey Alison. How are you?

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 20:13

    Hey Alison. How are you?

    Good thankyou although early mornings don't suit me! I'm interviewing this week so I need to do days. Hopefully I can hire someone that lets me work less :P

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 20:14

    hmmm.

    Alison!!!! Nick is being mean to me!!

    What be going on here??

  • lou20/02/2010 at 20:15

    Good thankyou although early mornings don't suit me! I'm interviewing this week so I need to do days. Hopefully I can hire someone that lets me work less :P

    yay :)

  • lou20/02/2010 at 20:16

    What be going on here??

    Nick was mean :( http://j.mp/9KRQ2j

    :)

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 20:17

    Nick was mean :( http://j.mp/9KRQ2j

    What's new..... :P

  • Saira20/02/2010 at 20:17

    Evening all!!

    It's ages since I've commented here, so thought I'd pop by and say hello :)

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 20:18

    It's ages since I've commented here, so thought I'd pop by and say hello :)

    Hullo :)

  • lou20/02/2010 at 20:18

    It's ages since I've commented here, so thought I'd pop by and say hello :)

    heya

  • me20/02/2010 at 20:22

    It's ages since I've commented here, so thought I'd pop by and say hello :)

    hey, where's ya been saira?

  • Saira20/02/2010 at 20:24

    hey, where's ya been saira?

    Nowhere really, just keep forgetting about SPC *runs away*

  • me20/02/2010 at 20:26

    Nowhere really, just keep forgetting about SPC *runs away*

    running away isn't going to help!

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 20:26

    running away isn't going to help!

    infact thats only compounding the reason you're running away!

  • Saira20/02/2010 at 20:27

    running away isn't going to help!

    hehe, don't fear! Still here...

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 20:28

    I've got my new blog name - The Forza Fast Lane. :P

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 20:28

    I've got my new blog name - The Forza Fast Lane. :P

    Yay!

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 20:30

    Yay!

    And a tagline (i think): News, views and stories from the FM tarmac.

    Hmm, I could do better... :P

  • me20/02/2010 at 20:33

    hehe, don't fear! Still here...

    phew!

  • me20/02/2010 at 20:34

    i'm disappointed christine hasn't built anything this evening.

  • lou20/02/2010 at 20:34

    i'm disappointed christine hasn't built anything this evening.

    not even any brownies?

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 20:35

    not even any brownies?

    I want to build a brownie :(

  • lou20/02/2010 at 20:36

    I want to build a brownie :(

    i'm really not with it :(... you know what i mean...

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 20:37

    i'm really not with it :(... you know what i mean...

    I liked the idea! I really want some. I don't have money for ingredients until I get paid though....

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 20:41

    i'm disappointed christine hasn't built anything this evening.

    Even Bob the Builder gets days off.

  • me20/02/2010 at 20:48

    Even Bob the Builder gets days off.

    do you charge double for weekend callouts?

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 20:50

    Can someone help me install a Wordpress theme please? :)

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 20:51

    Can someone help me install a Wordpress theme please? :)

    wp.com?

    you cant unless you're on wp.org

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 20:52

    wp.com?

    you cant unless you're on wp.org

    Ah. Bugger.

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 20:53

    Ah. Bugger.

    muchos.

    you could sign up to a free host, download wp.org onto it, get a domain for a couple of quid a year and do it that way, but you'll have to get someone else to help you know how to do that :D because i suck.

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 20:53

    you could sign up to a free host, download wp.org onto it, get a domain for a couple of quid a year and do it that way, but you'll have to get someone else to help you know how to do that :D because i suck.

    Also, don't do that. Not worth it just for a theme.

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 20:54

    you could sign up to a free host, download wp.org onto it, get a domain for a couple of quid a year and do it that way, but you'll have to get someone else to help you know how to do that :D because i suck.

    I've just downloaded wp.org. What's the next step?

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 20:54

    Also, don't do that. Not worth it just for a theme.

    how comes?

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 20:55

    I've just downloaded wp.org. What's the next step?

    Everything you could ever possibly want to know: http://codex.wordpress.org/New_To_WordPress_-_Where_to_Start

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 20:56

    Everything you could ever possibly want to know: http://codex.w...ress_-_Where_to_Start

    Ooh, thanks :)

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 20:56

    how comes?

    To get hosting, a domain, manage the updates, backups and ftp is not worth it just for a theme. If you have other reasons to, then sure.

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 20:56

    To get hosting, a domain, manage the updates, backups and ftp is not worth it just for a theme. If you have other reasons to, then sure.

    *too

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 20:57

    Greetings all.

    I have a little problem and I know you lot will have the answer. I have just posted 3 pictures on dropio of a device that looks like a George Foreman Grill but instead of grilling meat you put little balls of pastry dough in and get pastry cases out. I saw it on TV but despite trawling through the net I can't find who makes them or where to get one. I am sure you won't be surprised to know this is not for me

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 20:58

    I have a little problem and I know you lot will have the answer. I have just posted 3 pictures on dropio of a device that looks like a George Foreman Grill but instead of grilling meat you put little balls of pastry dough in and get pastry cases out. I saw it on TV but despite trawling through the net I can't find who makes them or where to get one. I am sure you won't be surprised to know this is not for me

    Now why did I instantly think of the Playstation 3 when I read that bit? :P

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 20:58

    I have a little problem and I know you lot will have the answer. I have just posted 3 pictures on dropio of a device that looks like a George Foreman Grill but instead of grilling meat you put little balls of pastry dough in and get pastry cases out. I saw it on TV but despite trawling through the net I can't find who makes them or where to get one. I am sure you won't be surprised to know this is not for me

    http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/148621/your-favourite-pastry-maker

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 20:59

    Jon,

    You are a star

  • me20/02/2010 at 20:59
  • Pat W20/02/2010 at 20:59

    Hi again. I've been watching ridiculous amounts of racing, I may have square eyes and sleepy legs.

    FYI, I won't be watching, but I think Danica's second start in the Nationwide Series is in one hour.

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 20:59

    You are a star

    we're you watching come dine with me?

  • me20/02/2010 at 21:01

    how comes?

    surely for the same reason you're not using it?

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 21:02

    Jon, You are a star

    You were a little too good at finding that :P Do you have one??

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 21:02

    surely for the same reason you're not using it?

    *confused*

    I am using it?

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 21:02

    You were a little too good at finding that :P Do you have one??

    aha no, im just lucky. google it and look at the images section often provides quicker results

  • me20/02/2010 at 21:03

    I am using it?

    even though you suck at it?

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 21:03

    even though you suck at it?

    I meant i suck at downloading it, my host have an auto-wordpress button, it does it all for you.

  • me20/02/2010 at 21:04

    I meant i suck at downloading it, my host have an auto-wordpress button, it does it all for you.

    ahh, ok.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 21:04

    we're you watching come dine with me?

    Strangely enough I was at my mother's and her friend was in and just as it started she said she hadn't seen it for ages but the last time she had they had this really clever gadget on it. Turned out to be the same episode.

    Just found the same thing for half price

    http://www.teamuki.com/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Party_and_entertainment__11.html

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 21:06

    ahh, ok.

    the whole downloading process into the ftp deal-y still confuses me, but once its all set up im well away, the editor is very easy to use

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 21:09

    Strangely enough I was at my mother's and her friend was in and just as it started she said she hadn't seen it for ages but the last time she had they had this really clever gadget on it. Turned out to be the same episode.

    Hehehe I don't really understand what it's supposed to do or why that'd be desirable?

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 21:09

    My mum just tried to convince me that Peter Kay and Vernon Kay are brothers because what she's reading says "brothers".....

    FAIL

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 21:10

    Hehehe I don't really understand what it's supposed to do or why that'd be desirable?

    I guess it gives you a perfect shape, my pastry often has a mind of its own

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 21:12

    Hehehe I don't really understand what it's supposed to do or why that'd be desirable?

    It makes cake cases. So if you wanted to make strawberry tarts for example instead of having to spend forever making the pastry part all you do is make the pastry dough stick it in the machine and strawberry tart bases appear.

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 21:12

    I guess it gives you a perfect shape, my pastry often has a mind of its own

    But isn't it just balls of dough?

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 21:12

    But isn't it just balls of dough?

    and canipays (such bad spelling)

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 21:12

    But isn't it just balls of dough?

    You put balls in and get the proper shape out

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 21:13

    It makes cake cases. So if you wanted to make strawberry tarts for example instead of having to spend forever making the pastry part all you do is make the pastry dough stick it in the machine and strawberry tart bases appear.

    Ahhhhh I see.... I really don't make enough pastry for that to be a worrying problem for me.

  • me20/02/2010 at 21:22

    You put balls in and get the proper shape out

    looks like fun!

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 21:23

    It turns out I may have been making a HUGE fail. like mahusive

    I think the pool i swim in is 50m long....not 25m like I thought it was....which means I swim double what i think i do.

    oops

  • lou20/02/2010 at 21:24

    I think the pool i swim in is 50m long....not 25m like I thought it was....which means I swim double what i think i do.

    isn't that good?..

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 21:25

    isn't that good?..

    very.

    very good infact

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 21:25

    looks like fun!

    More fun that Red Bull muffins?

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 21:25

    It turns out I may have been making a HUGE fail. like mahusive

    How is that a fail?

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 21:26

    How is that a fail?

    a good fail, but a fail none the less

  • me20/02/2010 at 21:26

    More fun that Red Bull muffins?

    ummmm...

    i'm not falling for that.

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 21:27

    How is that a fail?

    It is pretty dense :D

    You must be a very poor estimator of distance :P

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 21:28

    You must be a very poor estimator of distance :P

    apparently so!

    im looking at pictures now, and im confused. will just have to ask next time igo

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 21:29

    It looks like things are improving at the FIA. They already have a provisional WRC calendar and it is only February

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81621

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 21:30

    It looks like things are improving at the FIA. They already have a provisional WRC calendar and it is only February

    Should have said there is a Yas rally. Bet Nick will like that

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2010 at 21:31

    I have just posted 3 pictures on dropio of a device that looks like a George Foreman Grill but instead of grilling meat you put little balls of pastry dough in and get pastry cases out. I saw it on TV but despite trawling through the net I can't find who makes them or where to get one. I am sure you won't be surprised to know this is not for me

    Ooh, I saw that episode at Grandma's! It looks like the same brand as my mum's toaster set from the button and light layout, but I don't recognise the logo.

    I haven't managed to find anything like it on the internet yet, but I did have a giggle when I saw Amazon.co.uk put Half-Life 2 in the "toaster" category...

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 21:32

    Should have said there is a Yas rally. Bet Nick will like that

    If Nick is still in Dubai when that's on there'll be trouble....

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 21:32

    I haven't managed to find anything like it on the internet yet, but I did have a giggle when I saw Amazon.co.uk put Half-Life 2 in the "toaster" category...

    I am definitely not putting my Half Life 2 into a toaster, unless Microsoft release an update for my 360 that turns it into a toaster

    Which would be awesome.

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 21:38

    x2 F1 Minutes:

    http://www.f1minute.com/2010/02/19/19-feb-10-webber-is-fastest-on-jerez-day-three/

    http://www.f1minute.com/2010/02/20/20-feb-10-button-on-top-for-final-jerez-test/

  • lou20/02/2010 at 21:38

    i'm not falling for that.

    chocolate brownies are much nicer than red bull muffins ;)

  • Turkey Machine20/02/2010 at 21:40

    Which would be awesome.

    Half Life 2 in a toaster.... the mind wonders how awesome that would be.

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 21:41

    Half Life 2 in a toaster.... the mind wonders how awesome that would be.

    Mind = Blown.

    (...Mr Freeman)

  • Turkey Machine20/02/2010 at 21:41

    Mind = Blown.

    I think a Resonance Cascase Scenario just occured!!!

  • Turkey Machine20/02/2010 at 21:42

    I think a Resonance Cascase Scenario just occured!!!

    Doh! CascaDe. Ye gods, people would actually think I'd gone to bed at this rate...

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 21:45

    Doh! CascaDe. Ye gods, people would actually think I'd gone to bed at this rate...

    I really want to play Half Life now. I reeally shouldnt as I'll be playing it for ages... :P

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 21:45

    I haven't managed to find anything like it on the internet yet, but I did have a giggle when I saw Amazon.co.uk put Half-Life 2 in the "toaster" category...

    I love the idea of Half life 2 being a toaster.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 21:45

    If Nick is still in Dubai when that's on there'll be trouble....

    Is he moving? Does he know?

  • Turkey Machine20/02/2010 at 21:45

    I really want to play Half Life now. I reeally shouldnt as I'll be playing it for ages... :P

    Me too. Hence why I'm actually going to bed now. Night all! I should hang around more often. I'll try and stick around for Giggles Radio! :D

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 21:46

    Me too. Hence why I'm actually going to bed now. Night all! I should hang around more often. I'll try and stick around for Giggles Radio! :D

    You should definitely listen to Radio Giggles :) Night!

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 21:47

    Me too. Hence why I'm actually going to bed now. Night all! I should hang around more often. I'll try and stick around for Giggles Radio! :D

    adios!

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 21:49

    Check it out, peeps :)

    http://forzafastlane.wordpress.com/

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 21:49

    Is he moving? Does he know?

    Still moving?

    He hasn't decided what he's doing yet really. There seems to be a lot of to-ing and fro-ing at work. I'm not sure they've made a particularly reasonable offer yet.

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 21:50

    Check it out, peeps :)

    http://forzafastlane.wordpress.com/

    Woo :) Have added to google reader!

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2010 at 21:55

    I am definitely not putting my Half Life 2 into a toaster, unless Microsoft release an update for my 360 that turns it into a toaster

    Which would be awesome. {Comment #439}

    Amazon thought you could use Half-Life 2 as a toaster already, judging by all the actual toasters around it...

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2010 at 21:57

    Unfortunately I can't find the manufacturer of this stupid pastry baking machine, let alone the model. It looks like a bit like an old Breville, but Breville have never had a logo like that to the best of my knowledge. But I don't know who has...

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:01

    Also, don't do that. Not worth it just for a theme.

    Your content should be king. The theme is less important than what you are saying.

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:01

    Evening everyone :)

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2010 at 22:01

    Good evening Alex :)

  • lou20/02/2010 at 22:02

    Evening everyone :)

    hi giggles.

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:02

    Good evening Alex :)

    Hello Alianora

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:03

    hi giggles.

    evening Lou

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:03

    hi giggles.

    So Lou am I given to understand that you are joining us next friday for the Joe thing?

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 22:03

    Your content should be king. The theme is less important than what you are saying.

    Wise words :)

  • lou20/02/2010 at 22:04

    So Lou am I given to understand that you are joining us next friday for the Joe thing?

    yep.

  • Alianora La Canta20/02/2010 at 22:04

    Blug alert: I've done a blog entry on a conversation I had with Force India's Twitter account. I am enjoying the new openness some teams are finding through social networking :)

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:04

    yep.

    woot!

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:05

    I think Katherine has fallen asleep on the sofa. What should I do?

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 22:06

    Blug alert: I've done a blog entry on a conversation I had with Force India's Twitter account. I am enjoying the new openness some teams are finding through social networking :)

    It is great to see teams engaging with their fans. It is long overdue.

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 22:06

    I think Katherine has fallen asleep on the sofa. What should I do?

    Sit down on another chair a bit loudly and then convince her go to bed. simples

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 22:06

    I think Katherine has fallen asleep on the sofa. What should I do?

    Pictures or it didn't happen. ;)

  • me20/02/2010 at 22:06

    I think Katherine has fallen asleep on the sofa. What should I do?

    pub?

  • lou20/02/2010 at 22:06

    woot!

    :) i have many things to work out though... like where exactly it is.. how long it will take me to get there (so i know how early i need to leave to get the train back).. oh and what i need to wear.. too many questions ;)

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 22:07

    Sit down on another chair a bit loudly and then convince her go to bed. simples

    Noooo you should carry her upstairs :)

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:07

    pub?

    heh

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:08

    Noooo you should carry her upstairs :)

    Fireman's lift?

  • lou20/02/2010 at 22:08

    Pictures or it didn't happen. ;)

    you meanie. i say leave her there for a bit.. it's only 10.. then wake her when you decide to go to bed?..

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 22:08

    Fireman's lift?

    dooo it

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:09

    :) i have many things to work out though... like where exactly it is.. how long it will take me to get there (so i know how early i need to leave to get the train back).. oh and what i need to wear.. too many questions ;)

    I don't know about the wearing thing. It's kind of near Oxford Circus from memory so I think 20 minutes from Victoria (30 to be safe for the train)

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:10

    you meanie. i say leave her there for a bit.. it's only 10.. then wake her when you decide to go to bed?..

    She's woken up of her own accordian

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 22:10

    dooo it

    Jon!! Don't be so nasty!

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 22:10

    Jon!! Don't be so nasty!

    what? it was your idea!

  • Pat W20/02/2010 at 22:11

    :) i have many things to work out though... like where exactly it is.. how long it will take me to get there (so i know how early i need to leave to get the train back).. oh and what i need to wear.. too many questions ;)

    This sounds far too organised

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:11

    I have to be nice Katherine made Brownies and cookies tonight. Of course that has tired her out!

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 22:11

    what? it was your idea!

    Nooooo. Gently carrying someone upstairs does not constitute a fireman's lift!!

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 22:11

    Nooooo. Gently carrying someone upstairs does not constitute a fireman's lift!!

    oh ok. i did not realise this.

    NICELY ALEX! NICELY!

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:12

    Nooooo. Gently carrying someone upstairs does not constitute a fireman's lift!!

    I don't think I am capable of gently doing anything like that.

    #yearsofcomputerusehasrenderedmeaweekling

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 22:12

    I have to be nice Katherine made Brownies and cookies tonight. Of course that has tired her out!

    I really need to get on the sudden brownies train!

  • lou20/02/2010 at 22:12

    I don't know about the wearing thing. It's kind of near Oxford Circus from memory so I think 20 minutes from Victoria (30 to be safe for the train)

    i'd prefer to get the train back from charing cross i think, seeing as it's a bit quicker from there, plus the victora line is horrible at night. will work it out tomorrow and see what happens. i'll probably end up wearing my suit, seeing as i'll be coming from school.

  • Jeremy20/02/2010 at 22:12

    I don't know about the wearing thing. It's kind of near Oxford Circus from memory so I think 20 minutes from Victoria (30 to be safe for the train)

    smart casual. a dress, but not a formal one. i think a cardy is in order too with it being so cold over there

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 22:12

    I really need to get on the sudden brownies train!

    They totally rule and are surprisingly easy

  • lou20/02/2010 at 22:13

    She's woken up of her own accordian

    you woke her up with an accordion?that's not very nice... ;)

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 22:13

    They totally rule and are surprisingly easy

    You said pancakes were easy

    50 minutes.

    fifty.

    minutes.

    (10 minutes on 2nd attempt later that day but shh)

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:13

    you woke her up with an accordion?that's not very nice... ;)

    Well you say that... I may well play the accordion rather sweetly...

  • lou20/02/2010 at 22:13

    This sounds far too organised

    i have to be organised when i go to london alone, otherwise my parents get worried, and so do i.. kinda.

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:14

    brownies: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-412

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 22:14

    brownies: http://drop.io...dcast/asset/photo-412

    It's a craze that is sweeping the Sidepodnation!

  • lou20/02/2010 at 22:15

    I really need to get on the sudden brownies train!

    :D well i told you how to make them...

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 22:15

    It's a craze that is sweeping the Sidepodnation!

    #blameLou

    It's a good thing to be blamed for though, surely? :P

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:16

    It's a craze that is sweeping the Sidepodnation!

    in the station.

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 22:16

    I don't think I am capable of gently doing anything like that.

    Yeah. People are always much heavier than they look. I tried to carry my sister when she was drunk. It was basically impossible and she's like a size 6.

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 22:16

    in the station.

    Because of all this procrastination!

  • lou20/02/2010 at 22:16

    They totally rule and are surprisingly easy

    You said pancakes were easy

    50 minutes.

    fifty.

    minutes.

    (10 minutes on 2nd attempt later that day but shh)

    you tried to put each pancake on a different plate! that's not time saving techniques ;)

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 22:17

    you tried to put each pancake on a different plate! that's not time saving techniques ;)

    I also spent 10 minutes wondering what self raising flour does

    it raises the flour.

    :)

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:17

    of course I should tell you the truth about the brownies...

    ...well...

    ...look...

    ...it's like this...

    ...katherine read something in a book or something...

    ...and...

    ...welll...

    ...they have grated beetroot in them!!!!

    yes... I know what you're thinking...

    ...but honestly it's not that bad ;)

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 22:18

    ...they have grated beetroot in them!!!!

    Aaaargh you violated the sweet/savoury rule!!

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 22:18

    ...they have grated beetroot in them!!!!

    (Mr C style) WHAT?!

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:19

    Aaaargh you violated the sweet/savoury rule!!

    Beetroot is sweet once roasted... It's not pickled or nuffink

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:19

    (Mr C style) WHAT?!

    yeah I know.

  • Pat W20/02/2010 at 22:19

    See the one thing about having a surname like mine is you don't get namesakes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X9hWUPZhI0&feature=related

  • Pat W20/02/2010 at 22:20

    ...but honestly it's not that bad ;)

    beetroot? with chocolate? how does that work?

  • jpancoast20/02/2010 at 22:20

    of course I should tell you the truth about the brownies...

    If ever there was to be some type of plant in my brownies, it certainly wouldn't be graded beetroot.

  • lou20/02/2010 at 22:20

    ...they have grated beetroot in them!!!!

    are you sure the pages of the book weren't stuck together?... so when it said 'add the beetroot to the mixture' it meant like another recipe? beetroot and chocolate seems... different.... ;)

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 22:20

    Beetroot is sweet once roasted... It's not pickled or nuffink

    I don't buy it! Beetroot is lovely but it's not a desert item.

  • lou20/02/2010 at 22:21

    smart casual. a dress, but not a formal one. i think a cardy is in order too with it being so cold over there

    i wish i owned a dress... actually i don't... but never mind. :)

  • Pat W20/02/2010 at 22:21

    If ever there was to be some type of plant in my brownies, it certainly wouldn't be graded beetroot.

    :-D

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:22

    Well it's Hugh Fernley wassaname... you know what he's like.

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 22:23

    Garlic?

    And bread?

    ....urm, I mean, Beetroot? And Chocolate?

  • Pat W20/02/2010 at 22:23

    Well it's Hugh Fernley wassaname... you know what he's like.

    Ahh

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:23

    i wish i owned a dress... actually i don't... but never mind. :)

    I think it might be what you might call smart casual.

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:23

    Garlic?

    And bread?

    ....urm, I mean, Beetroot? And Chocolate?

    Mint sauce...

    ...and beef?

    ;)

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 22:24

    Well it's Hugh Fernley wassaname... you know what he's like.

    Could be worse. Could be Heston Bloomingheck and you could have liver in the brownies

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:24

    Could be worse. Could be Heston Bloomingheck and you could have liver in the brownies

    or an oyster.

  • lou20/02/2010 at 22:24

    Could be worse. Could be Heston Bloomingheck and you could have liver in the brownies

    Heston is awesome ;) hehehe

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 22:24

    ...and beef?

    touche, sir, touche. :)

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:25

    I think it might be what you might call smart casual.

    Wear what you would wear to an interview where you weren't sure you wanted the job ;)

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 22:25

    i wish i owned a dress... actually i don't... but never mind. :)

    You don't have a dress? :( Awwww I love dresses. They're the best.

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 22:25

    Don't you think he looks tired?

    http://gridwalktalk.wordpress.com/2010/02/20/dont-you-think-he-looks-tired/

  • Pat W20/02/2010 at 22:26

    Don't you think he looks tired?

    http://gridwal...think-he-looks-tired/

    That's odd I was just searching YouTube for a video of him. Apparently he went down the luge/skeleton track the other day!

  • jpancoast20/02/2010 at 22:26

    Wear what you would wear to an interview where you weren't sure you wanted the job ;)

    shorts, offensive tshirt, and sandals it is!

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:26

    Could be worse. Could be Heston Bloomingheck and you could have liver in the brownies

    Heston is awesome ;) hehehe

    I have to say on a serious note that this is one of those things that works despite it sounding weird. Just as many of Heston's recipies do. The combination works surprisingly well.

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 22:27

    That's odd I was just searching YouTube for a video of him. Apparently he went down the luge/skeleton track the other day!

    Definitely the Stefan GP training routine

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 22:27

    You can tell the commentators of curling are bored when they are talking about what they have for lunch....

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:28

    Right I'm off to bed. Hope all you hep cats have a great evening. I hope I will catch at least some of you for the radio show from 4pm tomorrow afternoon!

  • lou20/02/2010 at 22:28

    You don't have a dress? :( Awwww I love dresses. They're the best.

    i'm really not a fan of dresses. skirts are okay, more of a summer thing tbh. The only dress i can see myself owning is my dress for our leavers ball at the end of the year :)

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 22:28

    Night Alex

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 22:28

    You can tell the commentators of curling are bored when they are talking about what they have for lunch....

    Now they're talking about how much it cost...

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 22:29

    i'm really not a fan of dresses. skirts are okay, more of a summer thing tbh. The only dress i can see myself owning is my dress for our leavers ball at the end of the year :)

    i saw the l at the beginning of your name, read it as Lukeh and then read the comment.

    needless to say i was very confused

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 22:29

    Night alex

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 22:29

    Now they're talking about how much it cost...

    Well it is curling. Although curling is definitely the most dangerous sport in the olympics.

  • lou20/02/2010 at 22:29

    Right I'm off to bed. Hope all you hep cats have a great evening. I hope I will catch at least some of you for the radio show from 4pm tomorrow afternoon!

    blame lukeh for me missing your show ;)

    night Giggles

  • lou20/02/2010 at 22:30

    needless to say i was very confused

    :D

  • Pat W20/02/2010 at 22:30

    Right I'm off to bed. Hope all you hep cats have a great evening. I hope I will catch at least some of you for the radio show from 4pm tomorrow afternoon!

    Night. I'll see if I can get back for then

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 22:30

    Now they're talking about how much it cost...

    Well it is curling. Although curling is definitely the most dangerous sport in the olympics.

    They're only 2 ends into it!!! 8 more to go! they have nothing to talk about

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 22:30

    blame lukeh for me missing your show ;)

    #sorryalex :(

    Night sir

  • Alex Andronov20/02/2010 at 22:30

    blame lukeh for me missing your show ;)

    It's okay I hear he's taking you to giggles - the 3d experience - the movie...

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 22:30

    They're only 2 ends into it!!! 8 more to go! they have nothing to talk about

    they should talk about dangerous predicaments you can find yourself in with a curling thing. Like using it as a Frisbee.

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 22:31

    i'm really not a fan of dresses. skirts are okay, more of a summer thing tbh. The only dress i can see myself owning is my dress for our leavers ball at the end of the year :)

    Summer dresses are the bestest.

  • Jeremy20/02/2010 at 22:32

    Summer dresses are the bestest.

    i agree :)

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 22:32

    they should talk about dangerous predicaments you can find yourself in with a curling thing. Like using it as a Frisbee.

    or a hammer for the summer olympics

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 22:32

    or a hammer for the summer olympics

    or shot put.

    now they're talking about the colour of the girls nails

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 22:33

    or a hammer for the summer olympics

    Exactly!!

    curling is very dangerous, see. Like I said the other day, what if you were shopping and the curlers mistaked the shopping aisle for a curling... place, and started throwing them down the aisle. very dangerous sport.

  • Jeremy20/02/2010 at 22:34

    Don't you think he looks tired?

    OMG! In the 2007 shot, he is wearing my glasses. The exact same ones I wear when I'm driving. I may have to go to specsavers...

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 22:34

    curling is very dangerous, see. Like I said the other day, what if you were shopping and the curlers mistaked the shopping aisle for a curling... place, and started throwing them down the aisle. very dangerous sport.

    unless your shopping aisles are made of ice, i should imagine not a great deal would happen...

    now trolley curling....

    thats a sport

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 22:35

    thats a sport

    Not when your boss catches you

    #oops

  • Jeremy20/02/2010 at 22:35

    now trolley curling....

    pallet jack racing ftw!

    #supermarketgames

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 22:36

    #supermarketgames

    :D

    Cage Wars ftw!! It's like mario kart but in cages. Good times.

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 22:38

    I can't get over the stamina of those cross country skiers. They've been going over an hour and look how hard they're racing....

  • Christine20/02/2010 at 22:41

    I'm about to close the vote for Life in the Fast Lane Part 6, so if you haven't voted, make sure you head over and have your say. Last time I looked one person had a big lead, now it's completely changed hands :)

    http://tenstepstories.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/life-in-the-fast-lane-part-6/

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 22:52

    I can't get over the stamina of those cross country skiers. They've been going over an hour and look how hard they're racing....

    Must be the 5000 calories they consume.

  • Alison20/02/2010 at 22:52

    Must be the 5000 calories they consume.

    I'm sure eating a whole chocolate fudge cake wouldn't let me do that.... :P

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 22:53

    I'm sure eating a whole chocolate fudge cake wouldn't let me do that.... :P

    You need to be a carboholic

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 22:53

    I'm sure eating a whole chocolate fudge cake wouldn't let me do that.... :P

    You could try and see as a medical experiment

  • me20/02/2010 at 22:56

    awesome guest postage: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/02/20/approaching-the-start-line/

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 22:58

    awesome guest postage: http://sidepod...ching-the-start-line/

    yay :)

  • Pat W20/02/2010 at 23:03

    I told myself I wasn't going to watch NASCAR to see what Danica was doing at Fontana. I can't help it, I think I'm being sucked into the vortex. She's 40th out of 43 and has just gone 1 lap down after 19 of 150 laps. She'll have a long day.

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 23:16

    Pirates of the Caribbean music over Amy Williams montage. Amazing

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 23:24

    I'm not sure whether the green on the rear wing of the Mercedes is flow-vis paint or actually part of the livery. Looks like the latter, but it's hard to tell with what looks like bits of turquoise paint on the rear suspension.

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13245843

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 23:26

    I'm not sure whether the green on the rear wing of the Mercedes is flow-vis paint or actually part of the livery. Looks like the latter, but it's hard to tell with what looks like bits of turquoise paint on the rear suspension.

    http://www.aut...photo.php/id/13245843

    think its meant to be like that

  • Scott Woodwiss20/02/2010 at 23:27

    think its meant to be like that

    Looks kinda weird.

  • Lukeh20/02/2010 at 23:28

    Time to head off and get some rest before tomorrow :) thanks for posting my guest post! Night everyone :)

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 23:28

    Time to head off and get some rest before tomorrow :) thanks for posting my guest post! Night everyone :)

    night mr lukeh, have fun!

  • lou20/02/2010 at 23:29

    Time to head off and get some rest before tomorrow :) thanks for posting my guest post! Night everyone :)

    what's happening tomorrow :P... night Lukeh, see you soon! :D

  • me20/02/2010 at 23:29

    Time to head off and get some rest before tomorrow :) thanks for posting my guest post! Night everyone :)

    thank you for writing it!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 23:31

    I'm not sure whether the green on the rear wing of the Mercedes is flow-vis paint or actually part of the livery. Looks like the latter, but it's hard to tell with what looks like bits of turquoise paint on the rear suspension.

    http://www.aut...photo.php/id/13245843

    That has to be livery. To defined a pattern for flo vis

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 23:31

    Night Lukeh

  • lou20/02/2010 at 23:32

    I'm not sure whether the green on the rear wing of the Mercedes is flow-vis paint or actually part of the livery. Looks like the latter, but it's hard to tell with what looks like bits of turquoise paint on the rear suspension.

    http://www.aut...photo.php/id/13245843

    oh ewwww that's not nice..

  • Maverick20/02/2010 at 23:42

    I'm not sure whether the green on the rear wing of the Mercedes is flow-vis paint or actually part of the livery. Looks like the latter, but it's hard to tell with what looks like bits of turquoise paint on the rear suspension.

    http://www.aut...photo.php/id/13245843

    lou sums that up nicely, ewwwww

    hi

  • lou20/02/2010 at 23:48

    i'm looking at the mclaren site, my only real comments about it are i love how they display the test info they make available, but the one thing i think the site is really missing is a gallery of recent photographs (a featured i loved on the Brawn site).

  • Steven Roy20/02/2010 at 23:49

    i'm looking at the mclaren site, my only real comments about it are i love how they display the test info they make available, but the one thing i think the site is really missing is a gallery of recent photographs (a featured i loved on the Brawn site).

    Why don't you e-mail them and suggest it. They seem to be listening to fans

  • me20/02/2010 at 23:49

    hi

    howdy mav. how's tricks?

  • lou20/02/2010 at 23:50

    Why don't you e-mail them and suggest it.

    really?

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 23:53

    really?

    why not?

  • lou20/02/2010 at 23:54

    why not?

    i dunno... i'm sure the guy who does the website would be thrilled with having another job... ;)

  • Jon Waldock20/02/2010 at 23:54

    i dunno... i'm sure the guy who does the website would be thrilled with having another job... ;)

    it's his job :D seriously, worst they can do is say no

  • lou20/02/2010 at 23:55

    it's his job :D seriously, worst they can do is say no

    i've just found the contact form on their site... they are almost tooo helpful ;)

  • Maverick21/02/2010 at 00:04

    not bad, seem to have been watching paint dry all day, how's things here?

  • Steven Roy21/02/2010 at 00:07

    really?

    Yes. Look at Steve having the hoody competition on his site and the other bloggers getting to the launch. Tell them that you are a Jenson fan who has just started to take an interest in McLaren because he moved there and one thing you noticed immediately was the lack of the gallery that Brawn had.

  • Steven Roy21/02/2010 at 00:08

    i dunno... i'm sure the guy who does the website would be thrilled with having another job... ;)

    Tell him if it is too much work for him you know a young photographer who would be prepared to help

  • lou21/02/2010 at 00:08

    Yes. Look at Steve having the hoody competition on his site and the other bloggers getting to the launch. Tell them that you are a Jenson fan who has just started to take an interest in McLaren because he moved there and one thing you noticed immediately was the lack of the gallery that Brawn had.

    have done so. I love that it's so easy to contact them..

  • Steven Roy21/02/2010 at 00:08

    not bad, seem to have been watching paint dry all day, how's things here?

    Were you watching Nascar like Pat?

  • Maverick21/02/2010 at 00:09

    ...and one thing you noticed immediately was the lack of the gallery that Brawn had.

    that's good, play to their competitive edge :-)

  • lou21/02/2010 at 00:09

    Tell him if it is too much work for him you know a young photographer who would be prepared to help

    i can make a lovely cup of tea ;)

  • Pat W21/02/2010 at 00:09

    Yes. Look at Steve having the hoody competition on his site and the other bloggers getting to the launch. Tell them that you are a Jenson fan who has just started to take an interest in McLaren because he moved there and one thing you noticed immediately was the lack of the gallery that Brawn had.

    Tell them that you are a Jenson fan who has just started to take an interest in McLaren because he moved there and one thing you noticed immediately as a budding/trainee/whatever photographer was the lack of the gallery that Brawn had.

  • lou21/02/2010 at 00:09

    Yes. Look at Steve having the hoody competition on his site and the other bloggers getting to the launch. Tell them that you are a Jenson fan who has just started to take an interest in McLaren because he moved there and one thing you noticed immediately was the lack of the gallery that Brawn had.

    have done so. I love that it's so easy to contact them..

    i also mentioned Renault's flickr page... that's pretty awesome too.

  • Steven Roy21/02/2010 at 00:09

    have done so. I love that it's so easy to contact them..

    It should be easy to contact teams. It is something they have all been slow to adopt but a lot of them seem to be getting to grips with it now.

  • Maverick21/02/2010 at 00:10

    Were you watching Nascar like Pat?

    watching curling... but wishing they'd stop chanting U S A - I get it, you can spell

  • Steven Roy21/02/2010 at 00:10

    i also mentioned Renault's flickr page... that's pretty awesome too.

    When do you start at Woking then?

  • lou21/02/2010 at 00:12

    When do you start at Woking then?

    hahahaha that would certainly be one way of making me become a fan :P