Fine, we promise not to do a bunk today. We'll stay indoors where it's safe and nothing ever happens.
If you missed the events of yesterday, you'll be needing to look at this photograph. Hand on heart, Rob Smedley is every bit as fantastic in person as he appears on the TV/Radio and Sidepodcast loves him to pieces.
In terms of what's happening elsewhere in F1, what do we have to consider?
- Rachel found a video interview with Bernie, where he claims he doesn't want F1 to leave Silverstone. Yup read that sentence again and then watch the video. Finally, pinch yourself to make sure you didn't dream the whole thing.
- Dan's been keeping abreast of Joe's latest postings and recommends we all check out this fine article. I'm going to read it right now and you should do the same. Go right ahead, we'll meet back here in five.
- F1 Wolf has also posted about his day in the Paddock Club sipping champagne and driving in an F1 simulator (hopefully not in that order). The man returns to Silverstone later today.
In Sidepodland, we've had a spate of de-lurking in the comments these past few days, and we welcome all newbies with open arms. If you're still yet to join in the fun, now would be a really good time to step up and say "hi". We'll be around all of Saturday, live commenting our way through Free Practice and Qualifying. Try it once and you'll wonder how you ever enjoyed racing without it.
Good day everyone.
Qualifying with a side of political musing... it must be the British Grand Prix!
holy cow is it gone midnight??
any chat with joe saward this weekend?
Bernie will be up and about unless its a full moon in which case Max will be howling at it.
we're hoping too. we got back later than planned today, and realised all of our recording equipment was on our backs and needed wiring in. so we sorta messed up the timings.
will let you know as soon as we do though.
would someone mind proofreading me post pls? official proofreader currently sleeps.
Only one I saw was this:
Should be right, not write
Looks good to me but with my record on proof reading that may not mean much.
Rachel is doing well. She has had a mention in the daily post and a word in the dictionary within a couple of days of delurking
Do it, you won't regret it!!
I was gonna say about your phantom bulletpoint but you've added writing now....
On a side note...
I think I have found the advert equivelant of "Woman wins Race."
if the post didn't go up at 12:01, i would never be forgiven. so i hit publish and finished it two mins later.
don't ask, i don't make the rules ;)
I just get bullied :(
They don't meant it. Well, not much anyway ;)
Yeah yeah, roll out the sympathy now.... ;)
Standard 50s advertising
Who bullies you?
Life bullies me. I'm just messing around. You're all very friendly
Evening all, i have done some research today on cricket...
...it involves too much beer :(
Anyone else notice Pressdog added the F1Minute player to his site?
Wait until the panel shows start..
Max has been busy in may absence...
Is FP2 worth watching?
Much in the way of politics in cricket
Both session were pretty dull. Not worth an hour and a half of your life
Hahahaha you think I'm putting myself forward for some kind of quiz???
More than anyone thinks... ;)
Although outside of the ECB it is all done in private unfortunately...
I was actually looking for the complete version of an old Goodyear ad from the 80's which has to be one of the greatest F1 related ads I have ever seen. I was actually putting a blog post together on the topic.
The ads would show a bunch of Ferraris and ask, "Why does every Ferrari that leave Italy have Goodyear tires, because Mr. Ferrari wants it that way."
Here is a link, but I wish it was the complete commerical. LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9doD25_ENZ8
Sorry, i havent been through the comments yet, but where would i find the one with Mrs C meeting Rob Smedly? Great pic!
okay i'm so tired, time for sleep. night all see you all for fp3! :) x
The panel isn't really a quiz. It's meant to be a place where you can share your views on certain topics with the listeners, unfortunately, if Christine doesn't agree, you can loose points! (If she does agree, you gain them though)
I'm hopeless at speaking with real words and I went on. And if I can do it, anyone can.
Yep. The sidepodpanels are great fun and there are no right answers
i hadn't! we really gotta start plugging that man back. peoples go here:
(i can probably do better than that)
I'm not letting you hear me on the phone. Something in my upbringing taught me that you have to be super polite on the phone and now I can't help but suddenly come out with queen's english....
www.pressdog.com also works. I plug him frequently on my blog. The man is a genius. Have you seen the wristbands? What would Danica do?
I can't remember which thread it was on. The posting was around FP1 sometime. Maybe just after
perhaps use the words "my flockzilla follow me hence"
Night. When is FP3, again?
they are rather fab!
there isn't really a specific comment. we'll talk about it some more on sunday.
A lot of people have been very shy about how they sound on the phone. It took ages to convince Lou to do it but she loved it and a few shows later she hosted one. You really would be missing out. THe next one isn't for a couple of months so you will know us better by then.
Wow, I've never seen Bernie like that. He actually seems human *is shocked*
But hope for Silverstone :D
Like the quip about the the mineral water.
I take it your not there tommorow? If so that's a shame, I am really jealous, even if i got to experience the 2nd best sporting atmosphere i have ever been in today :)
Thanks. I will try to get up. I expect I will fail.
I am actually crying laughing at that one. That goes into the favoriates list.
I'll give that a ditto
Hmmm I'm gonna miss all of qualifying tomorrow which is a big pest, it's been better than the racing this year......
Right. I'm off to bed. Got work tomorrow. Yay for missing quali again :(
I'm going to go now too, so 'night all. See you in a few hours ;)
He Mr C, how great was your day?
Night all. Time for the late night Sidepodcast show.
After checking out the Pressdog website, I've finally found a reason to like the IRL: Lauren George. No not for the reasons you think, but that she had the guts to put this up. LINK: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=105853326432&ref=mf
Good night everyone who is leaving
from me too
One of the nails on my left foot is going black :(
I was just reading that. I'm not a fan of that family but that took a lot of guts and I respect it greatly.
Earlier I said I wouldn't get a blog becuause I would have nothing to say. Now I think i do. :lol:
Yeeee. If it makes you feel better, at least you haven't wreaked a car that is on this site: http://www.wreckedexotics.com/
Never heard of her but it seems to me she talks a lot of sense
Why paint it a different colour from the rest ?
Racing teams should do more of this, and less corporte speak. It would shut a lot of people up, aspecially about favoritism and the like.
I would make a joke about how she needs to give press relations tips to her dad but that would just be mean.
Wanted it to feel special
Apparently the place to go if you have stuff to say and want to start a blog is http://wordpress.com/
You should sign up as well Steven :P
Don't encourage him, there would be nothing for anyone else to write
I have nothing to say and no opinions.
Did mclaen have a new nose, the fangs look slightly more flared than they did before?
Hehe. JV "in talks" for F1 return. Is that what F1 would be, a retirement home?
If all the 'top' drivers are in FOTA, then I reckon FIA F1 will become the new DTM. Ex-F1 drivers looking for a nice little earner, young drivers looking to move to a big FOTA team, and a bunch of nobodies
I would love to see JV back. Now that we have slicks and next year narrower front tyres the cars would suit his style. To me he is the ideal man for USF1
Just looking at photos. It certainly looks revised, but I guess you would expect that anyway. They did say they had some "minor" changes
FIA F1 becomes what GP2 shoul be
They might not have, are they not saving the upgrade package for Germany?
Could they find a race suit baggy enough?
Basically the old F2?
Looks like the Yankees are going to give me a stress free night for a change
Oh no, baseball?!
If you look a lot of drivers now have suits with features he was ridiculed for. Look how many don't have belts on their suits any more. He got slagged off fo that
Something like that
It's a great game.
Hehe. He has got character
So McLaren ran flo-vis in practive eh? That's interesting.
Any report on what happened to Webber's car?
I haven't seen anything that gives any clue but I would bet it was an electrial cut out
Sounded that way. I just couldn't find any official news.
Shame Dank isn't around. He would know
I suppose we will learn prior to FP3
Smedley is a God!
Did anyone catch the "What the F*ck is That!!" during FP1?
What was that?
Father Ted impression?
When the renault passed massa @47:30+
Morning, everyone. :D
Heh. They are notoriously inconsistent. One night they wallop the Mets into a pulp, the next night they get beaten by them.
They're doing better this year than last year, though, so good on them.
Morning, Paul. Anything interesting happened earlier?
Nothing like yesterday!
Heh - at least I was able to sleep in relative comfort. :D
I read Bernie also said they wanted to stay at Silverstone? Is that true? Golly gee, that will comfort Simon Gillett no end, won't it?
Have you not seen this? Its the funniest thing ever.
I read that - a very strange thing to say. I think everyone is "absorbing" yesterday's events. No doubt it will al be on later today
What did Bernie say?
Impossible to transcribe. Proxy it.
Ah, if only.
I don't know where these magical proxies are meant to be hiding, but they are nowhere I can find.
Jeter hasn't started the last couple of games. I think that may be the reason they were not doing so well.
Oh! Daveproxy is back. I never knew. Sad that iplayer is disabled
Oh well, I'm sure someone will tell me all about it when Silverstone wakes up.
Yup. Oh well. :D
anyway the news site shouldnt be disabled, just iplayer.
http://www.anchorfree.com/ ? refresh till you get uk IP
I don't need to listen to Bernie that badly ;-)
Hola! Walked into the casino with $190, walked out with $390...it makes the beer taste better
This one is special ;)
wowee - you won more than you starred with! Well done! :D
My part-time job. Okay has this break away thing blown over yet?
Yep all sorted. F1 is taking a break for 5 years.
Oh, good. Did they do an Aside with Joe today? This whole thing actually made the news in the states
You're kidding. With the golf on? How did they fit it in?
My local sports talk presented it as anarchy in F1 and wondered what sport in the US could follow suit. They surmised College Football and Golf.
Remember when Max said he'd sue, sue, sue?
It seems FOTA's beaten him to the punch there, too.
It's an EU court. Advantage: FOTA.
You win again
No. Probably tomorrow
Yes, I hope it is habit-forming
Hehe. Our presenter put on a serious face and talked about "Mark Webber's sport in turmoil".
Didn't know that FOTA have him all tied up
They have Max... sussed out. ;)
And to make it more understandble to the rednecks, they put the split in NASCAR terms. I e-mailed them said that real winners will be the lawyers, the losers as always will be the fans
*puts on southern accent*
"So it's like Dale Jnr in one series and Robby Gordon in another?"
The one point they kept coming back to which I had wondered about. NASCAR owns alot of its own tracks. I was wondering if the FIA had any control over the tracks that F1 currently races. I guess not, so we may be seeing two GP's at some tracks next year if this isn't resolved.
Say Jeff instead of Robby and you'd be spot on!
Is Robby no longer a star?
True, the factions are usually Dale vs. Jeff, but all the Dale and Kyle Busch people hate each other right now for some reason....like I care.
He was never really a major star per se. He got some headlines for getting into some fights, but on the whole never did well enough to really be recognized or accepted by the crowd.
It's hard to dislike Jeff, the guy's such a gentleman, as is Jimmie Johnson. Kyle Busch, on the other hand, he's much more divisive - an easier target of anger, I think.
I have no idea how he is able to continue funding his team. Apparently 30th place finishes pay really well.
Was it Kyle Busch who smashed up the Les Paul guitar?
Yeah that was him.
Robby must have some very loyal partners. That said, it's not very expensive to actually run a Cup team. What IS expensive is making it competitive. And Robby's talents don't seem to be fully suited to NASCAR. I've seen him thrive more in the deserts of Dakar or Argentina.
Ok, I have got this all wrong then. Number 24 is....Jeff?
Yup, that's Jeff, all right.
Ah. Lights go on. I was mixing my Dakar and Nascar. Easy mistake.
that's true and he did pretty good as an Indycar guy. I am paying a little more attention to NASCAR these days for Scott Speed. Since I am, I am seeing that Dale Jr. is just not that good of a driver, but try and convince one of his fans of that
That man is in need of a psych exam or maybe someone should just give him a lobotomy:)
That's all right. ;)
See, over here we have simplified things. It's just Ford V Holden. Simple.
I think it was a tribute to the Who, which nobody "got". He's good for the sport, since he riles people up. Most of the NASCAR guys these days are corporate shills. Kimi Raikkonen has more personality than the lot of them
He's an OK driver, and he did have a good run in his first years with DEI. But his form vanished for some reason, and it never came back.
He's also been struggling at Hendrick, but remember, he got Brian Vickers' old team - that's the only team that never got to enter the Chase, for some reason. Even so, he's not as good as he used to be.
I follow NASCAR now for our old F1 friend Juan Pablo Montoya - he's hanging around just outside the Top 12, and I'm hoping he makes a breakthrough this summer to get into the Chase.
NASCAR is about 4 manufacturers: Chevy, Ford, Dodge, and Toyota. as things stand, the top 2 manufacturers are Chevy (Hendrick + Stewart-Haas) and Toyota (Gibbs).
See, Australians are simple people. Just ask Amy, she'll tell ya
I think that early success was in a perfect superspeedway car that you or I could have won in. When there shops no longer had the edge, his true colors came out.
I would love to go to the Aussie GP, V8 supercars run there right? If they do count me in
And that is *not* dulux colors I now realise.
They do, as long as they get enough TV. They are getting quite big for their boots. They insisted on equal billing with Indycar for example.
I ran across a story out of Charlotte, NC. Dale Jr, is now deciding to get in shape. he wouldn't say how far he was running though. that's great, midway through your career you decide to get in shape as you're on your downward slide. He going up against guys like Carl Edwards, who was on the cover of Men's Health Magazine. Now I would never put NASCAR and F1 near the same catagory, but if you are in shape, you will do better in NASCAR.
I would probably go along with making Indycar a support race for V8 SC's
I imagine those half mile ovals are a killer. Seriously.
Too bad they hardly run them anymore. Back in the 80's I was a huge NASCAR fan, but they left their fan base long ago. And my favorite driver got shuffled out of the sport, Lake Speed. Can anyone tell me who he beat for the World Karting Title?
yes, and after they took over Adelaide, they seemed less interested in Albert Park. Especially since it's a non-championship race. But they were back this year which is good. We have so little other racing now, that V8s are the only draw card
In the offseason here, Nov-Jan, Speed TV shows V8 SC races. I DVR them and watch them on my stationary bike. I really miss the WRC races they used to show
Hehe. Noone special (Senna)
Hehe, you're quite welcome. When I saw that Timo picture my first thought was "I gotta make one of those for Lou" and voila :)
Although I was a little bit afraid it would go unnoticed as it just missed you yesterday and as that "minor event" was taking place.
Glad to hear that you like it!
Yes and not Bruno.
okay enough fun for now. I have a beer to drink, then lots of water. Hoping to 5 miles in the AM before work.
See ya Joe. I should go get on my bike
Speed was a great channel when they were Speedvision. They would show all sorts of Touring car and GT racing from all around the world but I got really ticked off with them when I was watching a WRC race and in the middle of one of the drivers runs they cut away to talk about a nascar race that had just finished. These days I rarely watch Speed.
And Senna was not happy that he never won that championship. Even when he was doing F3 he enteresd it to try and win it because it was the one gap he had. He tried so many times and never got it.
I am off to bed at a semi-reasonable time.
Three-time runner-up, right? Shocking.
And 3:45 AM isn't a semi-reasonable time. :P Night Steven. :)
He turned out OK.
True. But even when he was winning in F1, he would mention the World Karting Championship as the one thing he would've loved to win.
Oh well. ;)
So, what's on the agenda today, Paul?
Personally I have to go out into the real world and do some Saturday things. After last weekend I am turning into a hermit. Lunch then out!
A hermit, eh? Heheh! :D
FP3 isn't for another 6 hours or so - might miss it, sadly. :( Hope to be around in time for Quali.
Quali is the fun part. OK, i'm turning off the laptop.
Ahhh I just woke up to the news about Rafa. Ahhhh!
Good morning, Amy.
Is that ahhhh a good ahhhh or a bad ahhhh?
bad ahhh! NOW MURRAY IS TOP SEED ON THAT SIDE
He'll choke - I'm telling you now. Henman couldn't stand it, neither will Murray.
wouldn't be the first time ;)
Besides, Murray won't be anywhere near as tough as Rafa for Fed - and if Fed wins Wimbledon, he'd be number 1 again, right?
:D :D :D
Rafa is losing 2000 points by not defending.
See? It isn't all that bad. ;)
but awwww he looks so sad
I am hoping for a Murray-Del Potro semi since they hate each other. Bound to be hilarious :D
Mutual self-destruction? Heehee! :D
Does Wimbledon go this weekend?
starts on Monday
Who's the odds on favorite?
Light humor: Hitler on an F1 breakaway:
Note: Spankgate is referenced here, so if you don't like that, avoid this. Otherwise, it's really funny. Enjoy!
Daily Mail has some details on the folks involved in the FIA-FOTA legal war.
The PR names are heavyhitters as well. The FIA still has Richard Woods (who also worked on Spankgate), while FOTA has David Burnside (who has represented BA and Sir Jackie Stewart in the past).
Good morning from the train! :)
I've seen a bunch of these Hitler rants and I must say they are some of the funniest things to watch.
you lucky man. morning Scott, morning all.
Got another 25 minutes until I'm due to arrive in London Liverpool Street station. Just reading my copy of F1 Racing I got yesterday.
Hehehe. I trust all is well here in the comments?
fine with me. too much work but hey, that's life. we seem to be talking about tennis more in here, but i just arrived.
Just reading a piece on Mansell in F1R. Some of the stuff he says makes me think just how much my attitude is sometimes like his!
are you growing a moustache? ;) in what way? not being immersed in the british f1 scene, i haven't heard much from that man in a while.
I've just been watching a MB gridwalk from Brazil 2004. It's amazing how many issues sound remarkably like what's going on now in terms of agreements being made really quickly.
What, like "I can't talk - I'm unconscious!"?
Going on Radio Wales in 5 mins or so, hence the ludicrously early hour...
hehe ;) i guess i'll try and listen online...
(i think this is the link)
In tim's car right now but we've stopped off at his flat because he might have forgotten to pack something rather important - the tickets
you should be carrying them around your neck ;)
Stuart C is about to be on radio. they are just starting the sport segment.
Good morning, Europe! :D
How's everyone this morning?
Hahaha blimey. Is Bernie high? What is he doing pawing at Martin Brundle at the end there?
Schoolboy error! I have a particular pocket in the manbag for passport, passes, etc, but still always forget to pack something – usually toothbrush/razor/antiperspirant.
Bernie and Martin have the oddest relationship. I remember Italy last year, when Martin approached Bernie, then Bernie asked him if he was still working for ITV. And they were joking about Martin needing an umbrella. Can't quite remember what they said, but it was hilarious at the time...
I have the same experience. :D It's all right to forget the antiperspirant, just don't forget to bring a cellphone charger... ;)
Chirpy chirpy! Trying to avoid getting up though. More or less time to go to work :(
You work on a weekend?
Yeah. I manage a shop. It's busiest at weekends, I kinda need to be there.
yeah that last 10 seconds was interesting ;)
Ohhh, I see. What stuff do you sell? :)
Hot drinks, sandwiches. Maybe cafe was a better word.
Yeah - cafe sounds nice. You'd be a barista, then! :D
Yeah I suppose. Anyways I better get moving or I'll be late. I don't think that gives the best impression ;)
All right. Later!
Byeeee enjoy your day at the races/watching the races
Morning everyone... Hope all is well in the world of Sidepodcast!
Morning, Christine! :)
Will be rushing off now - hope to be able to join you from Mobile Doohickey for Quali. Have fun!
One more thing - iPod Touch OS 3.0 is Five Pints of Awesome! :D
And how are we this morning? Hope the coldness didn't get to you in the end.
Hehe, I think I have escaped the Sidepodflu. Different kind of rough today. The kind that is a long week followed by two hours sleep followed by more excitement than one should pack into a day.
Can't complain though :)
Exactly. A peck on the cheek from Rob cures all ills!
I have also just discovered that Dave Gorman is doing a podcast. I can't believe I missed this?!?!
The one from the radio? I subscribed but haven't listened yet. Wasn't sure if it would be many, because it's just when he fills in for Frank Skinner.
I just went on a 4 hour mission to get the right ingredients for Qualy snacks. The things I do for F1....
....and my belly....
Yes that's the one I have now realised. Ah well at least it's something I guess.
Also in other news due to my new larger iPhone I am able to keep a copy of the Grell Mysteries with me which means I will be able to start going with that one.
That is a mission. What did you get?
Very good! My Librivox production has gone up recently since I've been sick of F1, but if they're gonna go and get things sorted, perhaps the balance will be restored.
Good Moaning people
Ah I better get me that Audiobook app then.
*goes and gets that audiobook app*
Just chips + dip, but I have to make my dip the Kiwi way and it is surprisingly hard to find reduced cream here. I had to go to 4 supermarkets because the one nearby that usually has it was sold out :(
reduced cream? Reduced fat cream?
What is the kiwi way?
this is the easiest way to explain
ooh link fail. attempt 2.
Hmmn, a depressed Bernie, surely he knows Max was wrong now? not to mention his money schemes have moved the sport away from the core fans and manufacturers needs.
Perhaps Fota's series will be called F1...
maybe even Formula 11
That soup sounds very strange. But I'm willing to give it a go :)
I am shocked it hasn't spread across the Tasman let alone around the world. It's kind of a religion in New Zealand :D
Yay for reading my blog :)
Right novels don't write themselves sadly... So Adios for a while... See you back here for quali and in the mean time I'll remind you that this is a perfect moment to get your predictions sorted over on the SofaF1 championship:
done... sort of.
I never play along for some reason, but I do like Jeremy's answer. Ahem.
Betty Boo... Who?
Is that the trick?
as in: you can call me...
Stuck in my head now. Meanie.
But Betty if you call me, you can call me Al...
Which works well because several members of my family are on there and they all call me Al.
Look at me!!!!
Over here in the Daily!!!!
me too ;)
Hehehe, you're my new favourite!
yay! the daily rocks!
Reposted to the daily thread
This is where the party is really happening with all the cool cats.
Lovin' your fickleness :)
This is where I take off my boots and make myself comfy for the evening :D
I really should make a wiki page, cos I forget :)
There are a couple of comfy sofas. A roaring fire / air conditioning depending on your climate requirements. A selection of cocktails - all elderflower based.
>> I also like to race your script ;)
mine fell over last time and i was too busy to notice... i could have a slight issue today so you should keep watch too. my servers aren't working too well so my email system auto alert is down.
I have a link in my toolbar button because it's more handily located than the refresh button or the F5 key ;)
Where's RG when you need him? Surely the driver weigh in must have finished by now ;)
I am in bed, but with the window open because its a little warm. Cup of tea in hand.
I party hard on a Saturday night.
Hello. I'm watching the rugby, so, er, sorta not here.
*makes it over to the Daily just in time to say Bye.*
See you all later ;)
GASP where did the Heikki telemetry on the drop.io come from?
You have a rival! ;)
someone other than Peter Windsor doing the presser!
I like to think of it as a gift :)
Who's doing all the Legard bashing on there? I like.
Now he officially works for an entrant it must have been only a matter of time.
i just rewrote my script, it makes audio noises now to alert me (must beat you!). not sure if i'll hear it though - should get it to trigger a loud wav file or something...
i'm going shopping too. figure i have an hour.
eeewww...no... someone get him OUT of Brawn hospitality. No i don't mean Jenson before anyone says anything ;)
Lukeh to the naughty step please, to the naughty step
its on like Donkey Kong :P
You'd be intrested to know that was Amy.
Lukeh would have done a much better job ;)
poor lukeh, being blamed for things while he is at work... lol
He was in Ferrari earlier...
He so wants back in.
Who does it now?
It is Lukeh's fault in a way, he has the reputation for it :P
Wonder how many business cards he has.
The voice rings no bells for me but I'll drop.io it. Someone will probably recognise it.
It's been too long since I linked to some What The Duck
Yup - I think he went to all the teams he worked for, at this rate, plus his dad's team.
Maybe he's flogging CDs
It wasn't Lukeh
I wonder if hes written another wimpy song about his dad in an attempt to get people to care
So I hear but in true SPC form, he's to blame for starting it ;)
So who's people betting for the win? I say Barrichello.
Will never happen
Vettel or Webber
But its HIS team...
HE started it!
an RBR. Cant be webber, so it must be Vettel I guess
I thought British American Tobacco started it? And they just got Craig Pollock to run it?
Whatever the case, it's been through so many people already (Pollock, Richards, Fry, the Japanese, and now Brawn), JV's link would be very tenuous already for me.
His team was dying, Brawn ressurrected it
It's Ross's now
Grrr I want to do some tremayneing, but i cant because stupid gamily are here... grrr
he didn't start Brawn GP ;) and i don't care if he started the team, he is no longer a part of it, thank god :P
Dont tell me, tell him!
Am off for the GP2 race now, catch y'all later
So I hear Bernie confirmed that Silverstone will host the British GP next year if Donington can't... looks like Steven's right - again. ;)
It's also a good way to keep Silverstone out of FOTA's hands should it get that far/bad.
oh. i forgot about gp2. *sigh* i suppose i wont be able to find a feed this week either.
I have gained 13 Twitter followers since the end of Qualifying. I'm feeling like SPC is my pimp.
not that i can find
You promised fuel news... I had to ;)
Can anyone recommend an antivirus product, preferably a free one? :)
That's twice you've done that today and both times it wasn't funny :(
I think I have decided that the best outcome tomorrow would be for Jenson to win from sixth...
I'd be happy to see somebody else do it tomorrow, but from sixth would certainly make it an interesting race.
Tis true, but he'll need some help from lady luck to pull it off.
i'd like to see Webber do well, and Jenson on the podium (just cause he is yet to get on the silverstone podium yet). I just hope he doesn't too aggressive at the start and do something stupid like hitting kaz
Indeed, I would be bored if Jenson was on pole and drove away with it, but I would quite enjoy seeing him win from back there.
I think it'd be more likely that Kaz hit him...
never say never ;) he has the ability, i'm sure they will have a big debrief tonight and things will get sorted out :P
I think though come the end of the season we'll be wanting a Vettel win and a Jenson DNF tomorrow.
Rubens is ahead, though - therein lies the challenge.
if Jenson DNFs tomorrow i'll cry. he never has the best luck at silverstone and i can imagine just how gutted he would be not to finish his home gp.
Jenson can DNF the next few races. just NOT silverstone... :(
Alright. It's a deal. I'll have a word with Bernie :)
Hmmm... Seems he's on the phone... I'll call him later.
Cant imagine why
Ill go now
Pollock and JV started it and got BAT involved
But why was it that BAT owned the team rather than Pollock?
Surely it is better to DNF when he starts 6th
i used to use avg, but i haven't for the last 2 years because work dictates what goes on.
Pollock owned a chunk and so did JV
It was a JV with JV
even the Governor of California, Arnie,is twittering about his emergency plane landing.
i can't decide if news media is dead or not?
in effect, that's an entirely irrelevant post.
news media is dead. when cnn report facebook and twitters of personal opinion, it is dead. was it irrelevant, yeah totally. people in here often talk about the joys of twittering. i was just highlighting some of the bizarre uses. not so much the fact that he twittered the story, but the fact that cnn reports the story itself by the fact that he twittered - not that the plane had trouble.
i am so glad he twittered once he'd landed. cnn would happily have live streamed the emergency landing as an event.
Are we still waiting for the weights?
i would have watched ;) when you said irrelevant - were you meaning my post here or arnie's post? i was answering assuming you meant mine, but i'm not sure exactly which poster you were talking about :)
are you not following amy on twitter? ;)
yep. unless my script has screwed up.
I'm not at the mo as I'm just setting up the EeeeeeeeePC....
I'll beat Amy. the challenge is on. i think the script and amy are tied at 1-1.
you can win but you'll never WIN :D
i meant cnn's post.
i guess the point i was making was that people got the news first hand and immediately. cnn didn't add anything that the original tweet/photo offered.
oh it is so ON ;)
your script would be nothing without my URLs. NOTHING. ;)
:D Borgs will beat scripts any day of the week. ;)
*in other news, we're hearing reports that the fia server in paris just melted*
think i'm disappointed ;)
the thing that I found odd was an hour ago they had the story that it happened (the plane thing) but without the twitter. yet they bothered to spend 10 minutes to update the story about that than invest in any serious journalism. if only someone would move to that country and tell the USA what to think...bring on september...
only one server has ever melted coincidentally while I was aaah...using a script. i still maintain that it wasn't me.
for when they throw you out, i heard canada is nice.
is Saturday a day of the week? if so, probably. it's a pity they don't release the thing as HTML because then I could write something to sort it all out for us.
and yet, here we are ....
the trick is to find the expats so you all have the "alien" vibe.
while we wait for weights, I have uploaded the press conference to the drop.io
Is it the XP version?
oh thanks amy, i'd forgotte about the press conference
I'm an idiot, the new voice is James Allen.
oh no. he's not, is he?
Peter Windsor not asking the questions anymore.
He's def getting in with the FIA :(
I can't believe my first reaction was "the new guys voice rings no bells'
HOW COULD I HAVE FORGOTTEN 'A HAND GESTURE'
I wonder if this is a permanent change
Delete that post!
Don't even tempt it ;)
guaranteed himself a job for at least 4 months there....
You blocked his voice out of your head, thats your excuse.
In the Bernie video [linked in thread notes], is that the theme tune to The Good, The Bad & The Ugly as his ring tone that keeps chiming? :D
blocked for UKers :(
Brawn need to stop this hat/overalls colour mismatch
Or cease using Cillit Bang on the hats
With Windsor off to USF1, I assume so.
No, it is GBU
can't blame your head - it must be trying to block out the memory of his voice. :D
Agreed. He mentioned that we would hear more of him at the weekend.
Though they are close ;)
Someone we haven't seen for a while is back in the paddock
just got back so thanks for that link Amy !
Did Webbo call Vettel "De Seb"?
lmao at that BC !!!!
hi karen - you're chablis from PF, then? :D
That's what I thought
eagle eyes, lou! well done. but i'd assume this is the one and only time we'll see her all year?
hi Journeyer...yes I am....
who is 'is back in the paddock' ?
jules kulpinski, jenson's PA. :)
cool! I remember seeing your name in the PF Quiz Winners List. ;)
Think it's "Congrats to Seb, did a good job"
3:29 in vid
De Seb: "Glad Jenson's not behind me"
Not bothered in anyway that Rubens is, as he sits next to him
thanks for that Journeyer !
..not as many times as you Journeyer !!!!
his lips are so distracting. Women would kill for them.
Heheh. I haven't won 2 weeks in a row now (I don't count my guest-hosting week). I should really get back soon - Mav's at 4 wins now... ;)
Amy, Heikki may be reading this :)
:D he knows hes my number 1 ;)
anyone heard from Scott W in a while? i did see a post earlier in the day.
Not since quali
He'll be interviewing somewhere probs
yeah she won't be travelling to any races this year.
not even to a race where jenson may be in a position to clinch the title?
yep. the schedule was posted yesterday
Heidfeld got fined for pit lane infringement. Don't think that document was there 10 minutes ago.
yep, thats a newie
press conference link just went up too (the transcript)
nope i don't think so. she posted a comment on jenson's forum saying that she wasn't attending any races this year, but she has turned up to this one. so i take it she isn't flying anywhere.
hehe:) Lewis is 666. no wonder people love him. webber is a little lighter than vettel - make sure he's on a different lap for refueling i guess but similar.
Poor from Button there. Barrichello wiped him.
McLaren not one stopping him to jump Heikki. I am shocked ;)
trulli (4th on grid) is similar to webber (3rd) that might not be good.
Nakajima lightest on 652.5
Fernando & Kimi next on 654
wha???? Button was as light as Rubens?! oh, no wonder he didn't look happy. ouch. :( :(
And the very same fuel
so vettel (p1) a few kgs heavier than rubens in P2. could be an interesting start.
you guys rock!
apart from button and rubens being the same, are there any real surprises?
teamwork is where SPC goes well. apart from Fantasy Racers, in which case it's just Kathi ;)
yup - vettel should finally be able to take his first win in the dry.
unless it rains
on equally weighted cars, i'd back him for the first corner. i doubt a few kgs will make a difference.
:D Vettel would win anyway, but I see your point. :P
Jenson got call on last quali run to come in
yeah thats what he said in the interview with bbc...
one would assume the team knew he wouldn't improve and decided to save the fuel?
[Lou related disclaimer: this is a joke]
Yeah I can't believe that Brawn are so completely biased towards Barrichello! It's ridiculous.
Commenting during coverage is too distracting
Damn those multi-skilling male genes
i would guess so.
agreed. the mechs would have looked at the car. obviously it would be better to have his car higher. no conspiracy ;)
;) i'm going out now anyways. have fun all x
later Lou :)
bye for now
also. they have the same fuel. on the assumption they won't stop on the same lap. button may have bought himself the option to vary his strategy vs. rubens, by saving that little bit extra.
here is WEB v RAI with someone using interesting naming techniques so FOM don't find them :D
don't they examine the pixels in the frame?
how the heck did you find that?!
that is a bit naughty of kimi though.
Obviously, just search "How to make a carrot" on YouTube
naughty? probably more like unaware.
check out the other video title - also interesting.
:P How did amy know that "how to make a carrot" would turn that up? :D
Do you only get 100MB in your Drop.io?
standard is 100Mb but sidepodcast has a lot
for free. yup.
Can buy more though
I think so
i give it 4hrs :)
Actually, it's a voucher you can activate when you need it and lasts a year from then
but as Christine pointed out to me recently., you can have lots of drops. depends what you want though. if you want to pay for more on drop io you can get 1 Gb for $10 usd / year. i'm thinking about it....
from a link on markwebberforum.com ;)
i think the FIA would just sit in places like this and pick off the feeds/videos one by one.
you aussie you :)
why when a supercomputer can do the work for you?
FOM, you mean. Well, don't they have better things to do?!
the beeb don't do it though
I have had videos pulled 2 seconds after being uploaded, it's definitely not being done by humans :D
I originally went there because I wanted to get tips from Australians who had been to the Grand Prix. Now I go back to visit because their fanatical Webber love is....interesting
Despite the confusion over the location of this weeks race, Ollie has posted the pit stop estimates
Ah, thank god it's not just me that gets copy and paste confuddled.
Who analyses the videos uploaded, YouTube?
I assumed it was from complaints, unless they match vids from Official Channels
I like our public broadcasters stance on youtube:
"Ms Gibson said the removal of the clips was in direct contrast to ABC's policy on content sharing. "[ABC wishes] to get our content out there on as many platforms as possible, run by as many different operators as possible.""
so basically they don't care if anyone uploads their shows.
wow! you don't see that everyday.
Well they're a public broadcaster so it's good publicity
Didn't ABC Australia put some of their shows up as a podcast as well? Brilliant idea if you ask me.
they align themselves with the BBC though, and the BBC sure don't have that policy
correct. sort of. copyright holders upload an original master - so in this case FOM (or someone subcontracted to do so). and youtube software does frame matching analysis and pulls anything that's identical.
it's not perfect though.
Yeah, other video hosting websites are available :)
I got this email:
"Your video, Rubens Barrichello interview, may have content that is owned or licensed by Formula One Management.
No action is required on your part; however, if you're interested in learning how this affects your video, please visit the Content ID Matches section of your account for more information.
- The YouTube Team"
within seconds of uploading the video, which was within minutes of the race ending on TV. They are super fast these days. Then again, "Felipe Baby" is still up, months after that race.
and yet they have a similar version of the iplayer where i cannot access content. but maybe that's to do with image licensing. especially for a story that shows sport.
didn't we decide it was due to the short length?
yeah. i've kept in touch that way with some shows. i could not download stuff one way (geoblocked), but could another way. very inconsistent. i am happy for youtube.
ah yes. that we did. I wonder what the limit is.
Vettel the heaviest in the top 10.
Once again - they've fuelled Hamilton light.... *sigh* But Kovalainen is the heaviest...
I always forget to watch ABC, I should try more often since thats where most of the good BBC shows go :D
they fuelled Hamilton heavy last race...
and the ABC shop ;)
I have spent a bit of money there in my time :D
safe option for my family for a gift voucher or three. took me a bout an hour once to decide on a book....
Over half distance, at least the softs shouldn't be a problem for the climate :)
speaking of The Peoples Champion, I changed my twitter background.
it's a little more....relevant :D
Now where could that possibly be ;)
I like the nice legible '1st Place' on the trophy ;)
we're behind, very far behind. but new pics for ya:
nice one Amy !
Schmoozing at Silverstone will do that
boston big picture is not f1 related but you can see the N'ring in picture 9 and i think a group that appeared at eurovision in pic 20.
Just a thought, as I browse pictures from Hungary 2008...
...do you think McLaren are even bothering to carry their red victory shirts around the world with them this year?
now these sorts of pictures are why newspapers (the physical ones) are not being bought as often :)
Am discussing James Allen press conference role with Doc Vee on twitter:
How excited will he be the next time Jenson wins. We may only see his shoes poking out of Jenson's backside
tis true. f1 racing magazine usually have a good selection, but it's tricky to turn them into desktop backgrounds.
If they do, I hope they have mothballs :(
I still wear mine every Sunday. It's not working :(
i take my own for that ;) anyone want any butterfly pictures? or football. i've been changing my subject lately.
I hope to get to an F1 race this year but think i might leave italy just before monza. i might get to the ferrari museum before i leave though...
Hey Mr Wolf, do you have a champagne buzz going on?
so do I Amy.....always hopeful !!
Sundays's roast beef is now in the oven. :D
hi Mr.Wolf you having a good time ?
You weren't kidding about the slow roast!
yes, I am a bit Mummed :-)
Blowtorched the outside to give it some colour and some flavour, but 24 hours in the oven to go.
Like, totally Mummed out dude ;)
Did this one have a name?
not that bad, but the free flow of bubbles does make people happy :-)
Probably - didn't ask though.
what was the atmosphere like Wolf ?
one for Amy
it is great here. Friday Saturday and the grandstands are full. compare that with empty Bahrain or Malaysia ... but is was cold, I think the coldest race I went too :-)
better forecast for tomorrow I think ?
gasp! I want drivers all in a row like that!
I promise I wont try to be funny...
right its almost 4am so I'd better hit the sack. Good night all :)
Night Amy, Regenerate well
Night Amy, thanks for the weights tweet :D
Ciao and hi Nick
BMW abandons KERS for good
How long before McLaren & Ferrari go the same way?
well, it is warmer now ...
Wow, thats not a big shock now, but had you said that before melboune it would hav ebeen crazy, BMW had a massive advertising campaign built around it.
I guess McLaren would keep it because it gives them something a bit different to fight with at that end of the field, and i guess Ferrari will keep using it where it helps them.
Mario said that they have transferred the work to the road division where it'll be very useful
hurray. it's only cos Kubica was too heavy ;)
Wasn't there to be a minimum weight increase for next year anyway?
I guess that's a small redeeming feature, but i suspect Mario isn't all that popular with the rest of the board in Munich.
yeah, 620KG i believe, but since Kers is going, and the teams will need to build bigger fuel tanks it isn't really an issue anymore
Evening all from the pub. I may have live dropped a video? Can't really tell from here :)
Hey... yes you did! :D
Oh yeah I saw Max Mosley in work today
I wish I was at a pub
correct. well done. Article 4
according to Brawn GP pitwall computer the team is still BAR F1 :-)
Is that a glass of Hoegaarden for Kat and a bottle of vino for Giggles?
ah-ha. that explains jacques presence in the paddock.
the password is probably Honda1$
Is that Silverstone property?
less hassle than changing the domain
I think he was with Ferrari :-)
i notice they haven't gone to vista either. smart team.
It's been reported that he's contemplating a return to F1. Scratching my head over that one, but then there may be lots of seats to fill
there was a pic with button that i think lou posted. i'm not arguing with you, just saying...
lou found a pic with button too.
But no shortage of young talent to fill them
It's any easy rumour when you see him (or any ex driver) turn up. they asked him on the bbc at monaco and he basically said he was around checking out the situation.
I was thinking about that. Wouldn't you be hesitant as a young driver to jump into USF1 or Campos now?
It will be difficult for him to arguge about his experience, he has been away from the sport for so long, and he claimed his poor pace with Sauber (?) was due to the sport moving along so quickly in a year.
I cant see it happening, unless he has big sponsorship to bring
I doubt there'll be many driver contracts signed until this mess is resolved
and he claimed his poor pace with Sauber (?) was due to the sport moving along so quickly in a year.
I think that says it all
The cars are closer to what he likes though.
Slicks, less aero, no traction control.
All we need is manual gearboxes back ;)
What, a dominant Williams?
in the "other" championship, i think you might see that.
Right - I'm outa here.
Things to see and people to do.
Roger that, it's closing on my nap time.
as I was saying before laptop died, max in work:
That was the best thing I did today
Time well spent
speaking of button - here are all the buttons on the Brawn GP pitwall:
(not sure if the picture shows up, there is some problem with dropio ...)
nope not working.
well, does not seem to have worked
drop.io still 'preparing'
it downloads ok. just doesn't preview. shall give it a poke.
What about the drivers?
and here is one from Force India garage ... felt sorry for the ladies, it was really cold early in the morning :-)
those were all the buttons
They had jackets on ;)
Unless Red Crew & Blue Crew are the drivers
they have packs around their waists, with driver radio buttons on.
i think i want a job in the "strategy" department.
what's the label in the lower right?
Any one seen a fuel corrected Top 10 grid line-up posted around?
i think olly had one on his blog - do a search here in the daily to find
Ollie posted the Stops, times & weights. I was curious to see the positions adjusted when fuel taken into account
....is that james allen in the press conference?!
Saw some were mentioning the weath of young talent some of them though do have very long hair ;)
1 Vettel (lap 21)
2 Webber +0.597secs (lap 18)
3 Barrichello +0.653 (lap 17)
4 Trulli +0.871 (lap17)
5 Rosberg +1.022 (lap 19)
6 Button +1.086 (lap 16)
7 Nakajima +1.183 (lap 15)
8 Glock +1.202 (lap 18)
9 Raikkonen +1.391 (lap 16)
10 Alonso +1.657 (lap 16)
That's me out on two counts then ;)
yeah. i still haven't listened to it for that reason;)
Giggles, was that wine all for you?
Does the 2nd one on the top row say Jo Sawar ???
Jo Bauer is the FIA Formula 1 Technical Delegate at Grand Prix races
better than J.Bauer. that means trouble.
Would they need to talk to him during a race?
Im sure they would, otherwise they wouldnt have the button i just cant think of a senario
If they have a question over the whole weekend they have his hotline button
Hey guys, just in the car on the way to the hotel. :D
How peeved was Kubica?
we want ALL the details (unless you're under an exclusive arrangement with puma in which case watch yourself)
I wasnt paying attention, is it something more than just a slow car?
time for dinner and some beers now, see you later sidepodpeople
See ya Wolf
Beer, now there's an idea!
yet again :-)
Not really, that and the lack of seizing the opportunity of last year's pace
Bwahahahaha, the segment with Jakey and Jenson is brilliant :)
I'm slowly catching up with all the f1 stuff so bare with me...
Hehehe... hes got to let it go!
C ya wolf
I wouldn't! Some things deserve a grudge.
Until he has a fast car, I doubt he will
Rubens hasn't accepted he's an eternal second best in a team
I like how DC said that mansell is one of the most 'winningest' british drivers ever.
I think he meant wihingeyest
*that's a difficult made-up word to spell* :D
Oh dear, i must try to keep on your good side...
Am pretty sure that's a dictionary entry right there. Any idea how you say it out loud?
It's spelt FRANCK.
Whingiest: whinge ee est
ummm no Kat shared it :)
As well as her beer, hmmm ;)
well I may have had more. And a beer. Ahem.
I have sent another video :)
Arrgghhh!! Forgot the JYS documentary started at 8 :(
Is it me or is drop.io getting very slow to load? A victim of their success?
more likely a bit of feature bloat.
Do we think Giggles can fix it for his hangover to disappear before the parade lap?
Hehe, the food makes me hungry..
So, following Big Pic catchup, here is F1 Minute catchup:
Friday Free Practice
Friday FOTA Special
More embedded goodness in future please :D
Katherine has just seen the video and said... "did you have to wipe your nose in the middle of that"
Sorry... I didn't mean to.
That may be tricky.
That's a habit you'll need to break with all the mobile videos to come :D
quick shout out to christine who was on bbc tees radio again earlier today. i was banned from listening in, and it doesn't appear to be on iplayer yet, so i have no idea how she insulted me this time.
will fropio if i can find a recording.
Does it get worse than being just the numbers guy?
Thats great! She will have her own show soon ;)
Was this with rob? or was he on yesterday or the day before?
Sorry i'm a bit out of the radio tees loop!
Right, am now in the hotel (absolutely amazing place!) and wifi is now activated.
So, fire away - what do you want to know? :D
he was on the day before, am gonnna listen to that now.
Radio Tees talked to Rob and Christine about Felipe Baby previously
Do a blog post, if you're allowed
Oh yes, i remember that :) , i was listening to that women's lovely voice the other day, Im just a bit mixed up with my days times and shows.....
So rob was on thursday?
Who was the grumpiest f1 personality you met? :P
I am allowed, but I'll do one on my blog at the end of the weekend. Will be writing up notes for my Puma report later on.
Awesome, i will listen in later..
Enjoying 'In the thick of it' at the moment :D Its brilliant!
Apparently its just 'the thick of it'
did you meet renault's anonymous blogger rf1pp?
Probably Kubica. He did seem rather fed up when I interviewed him and looked really miserable when interviewed in the Formula BMW hospitality. Saw him a 3rd time on his way to leave the circuit.
As far as i know, no. :P
Did you get free stuff in the motorhomes?
Erm...only a pair of earplugs from BMW which Tim managed to grab. Apart from that, no. :(
can you tell us about your day? really appreciate the live commenting btw.
aha. i do have a question... have you seen joe, we've lost him again?
I would have a joke about sidepod sofa, but I promised to stop trying to be funny...
Nope sorry, can't help you there. :D
You need an iPhone app called "Where's my Joe"?
scott. can you check the hotels sofa? :)
so, scott has an iphone. he's in a hotel. shouldn't we be selecting his next drink?
Mini Bar bingo
I take it Puma are picking up the tab?
unnamed alikihol supplier?
Sure thing. Visited the Renault garage in the morning and got to see the team take the diffuser off the car. Also held the R29's steering wheel empty of all its electronics so it was very light. Got to see the front wing and shark fin close up too. Also got pictures with Grosjean and Alonso! :D Also spotted Ted Kravitz, Louise Goodman, James Allen, Norbert Haug, Mike Gascoyne and I think Smedders going into the Ferrari motorhome.
Watched qualifying afterwards, was stood just at the beginning of Hangar Straight and saw a Red Bull go wide onto the grass in Q3. Tried getting pics as best I could but most of them are just blank track! Dem cars is too fast. :D
Got some lunch and then headed back into the paddock for all things BMW. Entered the BMW motorhome, look directly to my right and Kubica's standing there looking up at the TV screen! Interviewed both AND recorded both interviews :D Only got 3 questions with Kub but had a great one with Nick. Nice guy to talk to. Spotted *ahem* HIM as I was leaving.
Entered the support paddock to head over to the Formula BMW Europe hospitality. Recorded the FBMW race press conference and also the interview with HIM, Kub and Mario Theissen. Got pics from all 3 and Kub and Mario's autographs. Wandered through the GP2 paddock taking pics and then left the circuit to come here.
Been filming stuff for the Puma report all day, and also have been snapped by a professional photographer on both occasions I was in the paddock for my Renault and BMW stuff. Got plenty of pics too.
Will that be on their site later?
what fab day!
Middle of next week, all edited with pics and my report.
You didn't take up my offer of cash for punching then? Darn.
I was supposed to be at the circuit tomorrow at quarter past 11 but I've decided to get there for 9:30am so I can get a few bits of merchandise. I still want a Brawn GP cap and all those fans wearing one didn't help.
Soudns awesome Scott, you lucky beggar :)
Sadly not, but it did cross my mind at least once. ;)
F1 drivers for 2010 announced
Well that's a start :)
what has your dad made of it all.
there's always sunday.
I'd just had the pic with Grosjean when Tim says "Scott, look..." I look and it's only Fernando funking Alonso walking out the garage! Tim introduced me and got the photographer to take a pic of me with him :D
Haven't spoken to him yet. He's been at "work" today :D I'll give him a ring in a bit. ;)
ahh, soz. assumed he was with you.
Ooh yes, managed to record Heidfeld getting interviewed by two guys and he said BMW has an update coming for the Nurburgring. Is that an exclusive?
I did ask if he could but they said nothing about it so I took it as a no. :(
news to me. any idea what the update is?
*prays for a better looking nose*
The car or Kub?
Nick said he "couldn't go into detail". So your guess is as good as mine.
I hear this is an exclusive photo of it
I did ask Nick about his beard though :D
Hey guys, how's it going? Just watching my recordings of qualifying (first) and Friday practice (second) (yes I'm weird) and ironing. I'm sure you've already beaten the breakaway series announcement to death, but let me just add my own "hmmmm ... " :)
Apparently he says he couldn't be bothered to shave over the winter months and so it just stuck. But his GF likes it ;)
damn you women and your productive multitasking :(
According to PK's twitter Alonso gave him one of his helmets today... parting gift?
not in germany.
to quote nick
"there is no fun in germany."
and being on the internet, too. That's THREE things.
There is so fun in Germany. Just don't expect the shop clerks to look like they ever have any. :)
I'm eating and reading, does that count?
as productive, or multitasking? :)
Both. Food is productive. I couldn't do anything without food.
More on Monster with Jenson.
Sorry if this is a duplicate, I've not caught up on post-qual stuff yet.
I wonder if Jenson would have to drink it. I can't imagine that those energy drinks feature prominently in a peak fitness routine. But i wonder.
That pic of the Brawn is amazing!
Probably just a Monster cup with straw
Maybe his comment about having a 'monster of a car' was slightly scripted :P
ahhh, that's the green stripe thing.
Yup, you obviously missed it during the quali comments
i saw lou asking... never saw a response.
is it me, or does that top piccy look like it was designed by dirty scarab?
as also modelled by Paul Tracy in IRL
and also see here
another Brit.....Jamie Toseland !
Look at any supercross event and the amount of monster logos will hurt your eyes!
lol...still a discreet presence then in F1 and MotoGP ? !!!
In the speedway, there is a Grand Prix driver with that sponsor.
now thats hard to beat !
LMFAO at the one on the right :D
Legard read that one out but said Zonta never drove for Flav [check drop.io pics]
Hmmm there's something about Alex Wurz on the Xbox 360 dashboard (main screen)
dont think this guy saw too much of qualies
That's what you get for drinking Fosters
Ahhh, it's Forza 3 related from le mans. Although it has Alex Wurz talking about the game, which is pretty cool!
I felt like he looks this morning
Crap. Our X-Box died yesterday. The red, flashing ring of hardware failure. So I can't look.
The red ring of death :( I feel for you, a victim of it 3 times
Did yours at least die on warranty? Ours politely waited until it was a few months past.
Friday practice, the TiVo version, is now concluded. Unfortunately, the ironing hasn't. And now I'm being forced to watch boxiing. Ugh.
Really? wow wonder what Piquet has done to deserve it :D
are you sure? RRoD is now 3 years warranty and if you've had it hapen to you before, the 3 year warranty restarts when you dies. Each time mine managed to be underwarranty as I found out eventually no thanks to the not so helpful customer service...
you could live comment boxing. might prolong the ironing though.
Whe it dies, I mean. I do not wish any ill health upon you :P
probably because PK twittered....."In qualifying today Fernando did the perfect lap, he got more than the car was capable of."
3-year warranty is good news! Now to find the damn receipt. Good luck with that one.
And Captain Clicker has changed the channel, so no boxing live comments. Now we're watching American LeMans series something-or-other. Better.
Oh @#$$! back to boxing.
If you don't find it, try registering the repair online. A lot easier for me I found...
For those who were at Silverstone today - is there an F1 simulator anywhere at the circuit?
He's only making sure he isn't missing anything better.
f1 wolf found one in the paddock club. why?
Just been after a go on one all day.
there may be more than one. but i think the paddock club is down by bridge.
I doubt I'd be able to get in there. Unless it doesn't require a pass. My ticket is a platinum 3 day, but we were given passes just to get into the paddock and then had them taken off us when we were done.
Hi me or Christine,
Can I just ask is there going to be an episode of aside with Joe for this gp?
I hope you both enjoyed your Friday at the gp.
The number of fake drivers on twitter is actually amusing, especially when they argue amongst themselves :lol:
I should really use my twitter more.
We haven't managed to catch up with him yet. Tis a busy weekend for both of us.
No problem. Thanks for the speedy response.
"Formula Button Championship"
love it :D
Is there going to be a cast on the qualy and fp1/2 Christine?
As it easier to listen to the driver quote then finding them and reading them
Has this been mentioned?, found it on Nelson's twitter, picture of the GPDA meeting: http://twitpic.com/7tek1
Alonso looks like he's having fun :D
As ever, am working as hard as I can. About a day behind at the moment. Free Practice show going up any second now.
signing off for now...good night all.....
Oh yum, we're having lamb for dinner.
What is on the parade lap tomorrow?
not a clue. we've delegated everything to alex, cause we're so far behind.
Any thing interesting happen since quali?
ok cool 11:10 start as normal???
I thought he has the host anyway ;)
oo exciting :D
Gack. That's 4:10 AM my time. Mind if I skip? :)
hehe. replay will be up shortly afterwards :)
we're just his guests :)
Usually some music - some conversation - any voicemails people have left - the occasional Skype call - forecasts for the race etc
Not really, weights show vet's lap was stunning, and we found out that Kubica is the grumpiest person in F1.
Also I am no longer funny...
Is anyone else having problems with sidepodcast? I am struggling to get comments to post on lclt and doohickey and strugglieng to get posts to load
Oh yeah, in the FBMW hospitality, when Kub, Klien and Mario were all on stage, Kub just sat there looking so miserable. He was just sat there arms folded hunched over looking like he really didn't want to be there. Then he started playing with his phone while Mario was talking. What was hilarious was seeing Klien trying to concentrate on Mario but getting distracted ever more by what Kub was doing :D
I saw the weights. Can't wait for the Webber fans next excuse why the great qualifier is 8 zip down to Vettel even with a 7 kg advantage. People make decisions about drivers based on no information so often
Has anyone else watched the race edit for Turkey over on the F1 site and heard Lewis's assesment of his car? :D
It's brilliant, although I was expecting him to say Piquet rather than renault :P
I haven't seen that
Kimmi was having a day out on the racing line to be fair. Still that lap was incredible... I dont think anyone can doubt his speed now...
Looks like my commenting problems have cleared up
hehe, Norbert Haug's face was priceless :D
I still do. How good is Webber really? He is the only yardstick we have and I am far from convinced about how good he is
Lewis: "It's embarrasing, i cant even keep up with fricking Renault infront of me, the tyres have gone off, and im heavier than a fricking boat'
McLaren: "Not alot to say really"
I was just reading Scott's description of his day - sounds brilliant!
Nice to see a driver cut the politically correct stuff and say what he thinks.
How is the new blog getting on James?
I love the use of the word 'funking' here - I can imagine 'Nando just groovin' along the paddock when you bump into him.
I've spent all of day sorting out and a computer so I can give it to one of my friends. Took me most of my afternoon to find the drivers for it. I will start it now though :)
I am sure sidepodcast towers will be happy that there is someone else starting a blog
Well I will do, once I come up with a name.
bbc tees, interview with rob:
he's back monday. not sure we'll be able to get hold of saturday's show though.
Thats why I like him, he talks like I do ;)
And Dr. Evil, apparently
Eeeehehe, fricking laser beams.
Throw me a fricking bone here! I'm the boss, need the info! ;)
Blog wise, which is better Blogger or Wordpress?
Can I have sharks with laser beams?
there is a progamme on Graham hill on bbc 4 at the moment, just realised others might be interested.
Not sure Dr Evil ever said that one
Erm. Only if I can have a panda with the same.
Depends what you want. If you just want a basic shell to put words in, Blogger. If you want more, Wordpress.
i updated my theme a bit ;)
Still the same picture though, w00t!
Thanks, just need a name now :D But I will write the first entry whilst I think about it.
Pandas with laser beams? Interesting spin
twas too good to lose :D
I don't know why this bottle of mineral water has on it "An English natural mineral water of exceptional taste" What taste? It just tastes like....well, water! Why try and advertise a water of "exceptional taste" when all water, bottled or from a tap, tastes the fricking same!
Right, rant over... :P
Is it the law on here we have to say fricking now?
It doesn't always taste the same to me.
Pure water is supposedly unpalatable, the minerals make it the liquid we all know
You clearly are out of your depth in water tasting...
If it is mineral water it comes out of the ground and picks up the taste from the rocks and stuff
As someone who drinks a lot of bottled water, I have to say my palate can pick up the nuances of each brand ;)
Could also have, say, lemon in it.
I drink Volvic Touch of Fruit, can ya blame me?
Oh, I see... :P
It is also bad for you. If you drink de-ionised or de-mineralised water it removes ions from your body
Is Frickin the only word we're allowed to say?
lol, i can only tell the differences because i hate water, and some i hate less than others...
Evening all! Finally in from work :(
Some people can't take being refreshed.
I've started drinking it from the cooler at work. From a cup you understand, not...
If it is then you're in trouble...
Doh! Me too
You and I are different people but with the same skill lol
Do you also get called crazy when you tell people you dont like water?
I get called crazy when I tell people I love water!
I've decided that I live a strange life.... I think I must be more unlucky than other people!
Ironing done. Off to garden now. Have a happy race day, everyone!
welcome to the party!
What's the latest?
Did you use frickin in your book?
BBC 4 is awsome tonight... it is motorsport all the way.
Next up Ferrari/cobra wars
Why, what book could this be Alex?
I'm recording it to watch during the week. :-)
Top gear look like they are racing Veyrons in the UAE!
At work today someone had written their name on the toilet wall using their own poo! Guess who had to clean it up..... :(
Enjoy the real world but be careful out there
Never heard of such a thing, you'd think he'd plug it or something ;)
How do you know it was their name?
[Best leave it there really]
Apart from that documentary about drilling for oil in the north sea, which was excellent too ;)
It's not high octane excitement, just really REALLY gross. I swear some people shouldn't be allowed out in public
I assume they have been sectioned?
You have to wonder why anyone would do that. Especially putting their own name
I read they are racing a steam train, using an old Jag.
Richard if you're out there.....
yes, and a motorbike to a wedding!
Someone who follows me / I follow on Twitter was at the show recording this week. He says there is a surprise in the show which the audience was asked to keep under wraps. I have no idea what it is but I hope they manage to keep it secret, I can see this sort of thing getting ruined..
So erm yeah, that's how I've spent my day. Very glamourous. What have you all been up to?
Realising its bad to handle the ball outside the box. Or, sitting around doing nothing really.
Enjoying the pub vicariously through Alex's drop.io videos
On the plus side, I'm very happy with the Qualy results ;)
Champcar.....F1...Video games online...Random program about oil drilling....
the f1 world hasn't exploded since i've been away has it?
Hanging with Kub and Nick at Silverstone. You know how it is ;)
And on that note, I shall say goodnight. Today has been brilliant and I hope tomorrow will be just the same if not better! Night all :D
If it has, it did it quietly
Sleep (lots of), qualifying, golf, visiting an aunt, then chilling out reading comments/tweets with the aid of beer and 6Music.
Hahaha you may have some crazy dreams tonight! Goodnite man ;)
Thanks for the updates! Have an enjoyable race day.
Have a good race day Scott
Ooh, one thing before I go - driver signings. Would they be at the team stands in the F1 Village? Just asking since I would like to get some signed stuff and pics of drivers, hence why I'm getting there for half 9 instead of quarter past 11 tomorrow.
brilliant :) that's good news. i took part in a sort of pub quiz thing this evening. our team felt very unintelligent by the end. to our defence we were the youngest table, and we did great in most of the rounds, except the flag round, and the random round. there wasn't a single f1 question though, i was very disappointed.
has everyone had a good evening?
I did one where we had to put a name to a face and one of the faces was James Hunt. Well pleased with that :)
It has gone very quiet. Is everybody bored or just nothing to say?
am trawling le mans podcasts, looking for spc shoutouts.
Sleepy!! 12 hours on my feet today.
I'd still like an answer to my question before I realise it's 1am and I'm getting up at 6:15 :P
Bored now, play suspended in the US Open
That's no fun
I think since they are new, nobody knows.
You need to write a plug seeking application
Check the 'stone website
honestly no clue. sorry.
It is only midnight. I know that doesn't answer your question
12 hour shifts? cleaning up poo? Whats your line of work, if I may ask?
No. I don't get paid enough. Especially not if I'm scraping faeces off the wall....
I'm deciding if I want to write a blog post about FIA/FOTA.
Knew there was a better word than poo... :P
Somehow it is midnight again and another Daily has appeared.
hehe :) one of the rounds was to label countries in africa- we didn't do too well. I knew a few strange answers though, like where Churchill used to live :) i was so disappointed i forgot what the second 't' of 'http' stood for though
I manage a coffee shop. I couldn't really ask someone else to clean that up though..... I deserve a boss of the year badge or something
Churchill used to live in 10 Downing Street
no his house in the country + after he was prime minister ;)
Well Ill say something, I won my 2nd SPC BATracer title a couple of days ago, this time in a 1999 Ferrari ;)
off the top of my head, transport?
I'm not sure they have badges for that but I could be wrong
Is it Transfer?
Erm.. I know he was born at Blenheim (spelling?) Palace but I can't think of his country house
Go for it! :)
When I get round it, mine will be about that.
Boooooo!!! Jordan were robbed! :P
Curses, my A in GCSE IT is good for nothing!
Okay! Now. What do I think? Because I can't decide.
twas Chartwell House. I only know it cause it's in Kent and ive been there a few times though :P
Don't think I have ever heard of it.
any good? or is it a case of "been to one stately home been to all"?
it's cause it's like an hour or two from my house.. it's not very important in the grand scale of things, but after a round that was based on maths it pleased me :)
Can't I at least get a mug or something :(
Sure, why not ;)
I just did one. Although i got sidetracked into how this war was necessary in order to find a balance that will allow the sport to go on post bernie...
She was on the radio again?
yeah, i missed it though cause my laptop was next to the phone and i was banished.
i think conversation was about the things we saw on friday and a couple of mentions of sidepodcast :)
She is going to end up as their F1 correspondent
i kinda think rob has that one down.
what i love about it though is with lisa and christine, you have two females discussing formula 1, without any male interaction. i don't know if i've come across too much of that before.
if lou / kathi / jackie et al were more confident, we could do something similar here and i could listen in from the other room. one day maybe.
Was it Lisa?
I am listening to Fridays show with the smedly chat and she said she booked saturday off?
I don't know if it is because Christine is the face of Sidepodcast or not but the male:frmale ratio here is totally unlike any F1 or racing site I have ever seen. Even this week we have had several new female commenters where most sites are foing well to get 3 or 4 a year
actually, that's a good question. i really have no clue. what i should've said was:
what i loved about the radio conversation that i did hear was...
That is very true, i think it also helps that the structure of this site makes it a lot more friendly than a forum, and more structured to an extent than a chat room.
Motorsport has this stigma of being male-dominated, but in reality that's only the drivers and mechanics, etc. Take a look at the grandstands at any racing event, F1 or not. And the marshal posts too.
I don't know if I'm being controversial by asking... why? Isn't that even more sexist? "let's let the girls have their own chat" If we're going for inclusion for all, put everyone in together.
that is a fine point. i don't know either.
what's slightly frustrating, is that alia, lpg, amy and everyone else previously mentioned, have all come on the show and all been great. but encouraging a return visit is nigh on impossible.
every person on the "next weeks panelists" list is male.
Perhaps I'm being naive but I thought that was more down to personality than gender.
also a fair point. but as i said a second ago, i liked the radio chat, because it lacked the male aspect. it seemed somehow more laid back.
I can see some value in it. Some of the male members of the site myself include have very strong opinions and tend to express them forcefully at times. There have been shows where Gavin and I in particular have interupted someone to give our opinion and some of the women on the show have backed off as a result. it would be interesting if there were enough of them to have an all gemale sidepodpanel or sidepodchat.
I think we need an all female panel in the next series. It would be good for the first or second show.
That's a good idea, maybe Mr C can score and Christine can take part too
you're not missing anything, you're correct. and i was merely using it as an example.
here's the thing. i would absolutley listen to an all female formula chat show. i would put time aside to listen. in part because there isn't such a thing at the moment.
apologies if that comes across wrong or offends anyone, that's not the intention at all.
i'm up for that.
Maybe you two can chat about it and see how Christine feels. Possibly a blog post to sow some seeds before S3 of SidepodPanel begins
can do. although am sure she'll read these comments before i wake up :)
I am sure some people can be persuaded to take part.
Or, a shout-out during the debrief to encourage some more de-lurking :)
remind me and we'll do just that.
Not sure.. we're in yesterday's Daily, does that get checked by many?
Bugger, what are you doing here? :)
i have no clue. but i'll let you know tomorrow.
i got an earful today for posting the daily post on time, but before i'd finished writing it.
the conversation started here, so i guess we're continuing.
i blame me for posting at 11pm.
It would be interesting to see the response when everyone is around, not just the late shift :-)
You should have deleted the posts of the people who noticed.
the people who noticed, should've been on my side ;)
You're right. They should've DM'd you on Twitter.