Saturday is here and the weekend has begun. We've got a week off from racing but must try and prepare for the back to back that is coming up starting with Australia next weekend. However, that is the future and now is now, and here are some things we're talking about:

  • It was definitely Franck Friday yesterday, as the Frenchman was confirmed at a new team for Superleague Formula. Mr C and I have barely had anything but scorn for this formula in the past but now it's the best thing since forever. They do have online broadcasting though, and the season is only 12 races long, which makes me very happy.
  • Given the happy news that we have another series to follow, I dutifully put all the SL events into our fabulous calendar. It's been a while since I gave the calendar a plug, so now is a good time. Did you know we do a brilliant calendar? So far, in non-F1 events, it covers rallying, the major Le Mans events and now Superleague. If there's anything missing that you'd like to see in there, please let me know, and I'll try and add it.
  • I'll also plug F1 Minute today, although it doesn't really need it right now. Apple made the odd decision to feature it on the iTunes homepage and in their newsletter, meaning lots and lots of new people are tuning in. Yesterday's minute focused on the FIA's attempts to tighten up the championship, whilst F1 Big Picture is all about Virgin Racing. Don't forget Tweets of the Week as well. There should be another one of those along tomorrow.

That should do it for now. We're working on some fun blog posts today, so keep your eyes peeled later on. I'll see you in the comments.

265 responses

  • me20/03/2010 at 00:07

    welcome. weekend.

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 00:08

    welcome. weekend.

    i want Wednesday please. Weekend, monday and tuesday can go away.

    #aslongasinthatprocessivepassedmydrivingtest

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 00:11

    #aslongasinthatprocessivepassedmydrivingtest

    Oh dear :(

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 00:11

    Oh dear :(

    Tuesssssssday.

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 00:12

    Tuesssssssday.

    Awwww good luck. I don't think whether you pass or not is to do with you. Maybe it's different in the city but any of my friends who came across slow moving farm vehicles on their test failed. It's not very fair....

  • startledbunny20/03/2010 at 00:14

    #aslongasinthatprocessivepassedmydrivingtest

    it took me 6 attempts (5 officially, if work ask) to pass mine. Just don't think about it. Well, don't forget about driving properly, obviously, but it's best not to think about the test. That was my downfall the 1st 5 tries. (This was 16 years ago, on Alain Prost's Birthday)

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 00:16

    Awwww good luck. I don't think whether you pass or not is to do with you. Maybe it's different in the city but any of my friends who came across slow moving farm vehicles on their test failed. It's not very fair....

    Thank you! I agree. It's to do with anxiety levels on the day, and traffic.

    Whenever I've done a mock test i've driven really well until he's said "and now we'll start the test" and then i go into a bag of nerves and drive badly. i cant cope with the silence, another lesson today though, and one on monday, so by tuesday should be ok. each mock test i do i get better so should be alright by then :)

  • RocketRedhead20/03/2010 at 00:18

    it took me 6 attempts (5 officially, if work ask) to pass mine. Just don't think about it. Well, don't forget about driving properly, obviously, but it's best not to think about the test. That was my downfall the 1st 5 tries. (This was 16 years ago, on Alain Prost's Birthday)

    i agree with the test thing - i failed 3 times due to nerves - the one i passed the examiner realised it was the test that worried me and put his clipboard down and told me to treat it like a lesson!

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 00:18

    Whenever I've done a mock test i've driven really well until he's said "and now we'll start the test" and then i go into a bag of nerves and drive badly. i cant cope with the silence

    My examiner was NOT silent. He was really lovely. He chatted to me the whole time round. I once had to ask him to shut up so I could concentrate on one of my maneuvers :P

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 00:18

    My examiner was NOT silent. He was really lovely. He chatted to me the whole time round. I once had to ask him to shut up so I could concentrate on one of my maneuvers :P

    See, i want someone like that!!

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 00:19

    My examiner was NOT silent. He was really lovely. He chatted to me the whole time round. I once had to ask him to shut up so I could concentrate on one of my maneuvers :P

    If it's too quiet then i'll do my usual trick of asking how they became a driving instructor :D

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 00:21

    See, i want someone like that!!

    Yeah he was mean in other ways though. He took me to basically the hardest corner in the city to reverse around. I'd been there once with my driving instructor and ended up with 2 wheels on the pavement :P I had to give up. It's a pure miracle I got round without incident on my test.

  • RocketRedhead20/03/2010 at 00:23

    the worst thing about my test was that my instructor bought a new car the day before it and all the marker points in the car she had given me to reversing round a corner no longer applied

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 00:23

    Yeah he was mean in other ways though. He took me to basically the hardest corner in the city to reverse around. I'd been there once with my driving instructor and ended up with 2 wheels on the pavement :P I had to give up. It's a pure miracle I got round without incident on my test.

    Around here it's not a case of being able to drive well as much as knowing the roads, its SO hilly here, and the hills always start after sharp bends, so anyone else would come up to the corner in 3rd and then try and rev up the hill and would have to change down half way, but just from experience i know i have to change to 2nd before i get there.

    I'm feeling alot calmer about it than i was, but it'll beinteresting to see how i react later, another mock test today.

  • startledbunny20/03/2010 at 00:23

    i agree with the test thing - i failed 3 times due to nerves - the one i passed the examiner realised it was the test that worried me and put his clipboard down and told me to treat it like a lesson!

    I had to go to the other side of the country to do a week long intensive course (in Chippenham), and spent the first half of the day walking around so not to think about the test. I've grown up since then. Wait, no I haven't.

  • RocketRedhead20/03/2010 at 00:32

    right - i have to go to bed - gonna curl up with my Jenson book for a bit i think...

    ...night all

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 00:32

    Night Rocket. I bet Lou loves you :P

  • startledbunny20/03/2010 at 00:33

    right - i have to go to bed - gonna curl up with my Jenson book for a bit i think...

    ...night all

    night RR

  • RG20/03/2010 at 00:33

    right - i have to go to bed - gonna curl up with my Jenson book for a bit i think...

    ...night all

    Byeee Rocket

  • RocketRedhead20/03/2010 at 00:33

    Night Rocket. I bet Lou loves you

    yeah - she was rather pleased to have another JB fan around!

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 00:41

    right - i have to go to bed - gonna curl up with my Jenson book for a bit i think...

    ...night all

    Good night

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 00:51

    SLeep for me too.

    Night all

  • startledbunny20/03/2010 at 00:53

    Night all

    night Jon

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 00:57

    SLeep for me too.

    Night all

    Good night

  • startledbunny20/03/2010 at 01:00

    watching Hot Chip videos on You Tube. I won't live stream this.

    I will say that "Don't Dance" is one of the danciest tracks ever made though.

  • startledbunny20/03/2010 at 01:26

    sleep is calling. night all, and hello to the night shift

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 01:30

    My arm is really sore again. It's bad times now as there's basically no mark and there's no sympathy available :(

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 01:30

    My arm is really sore again. It's bad times now as there's basically no mark and there's no sympathy available :(

    Awwwww!

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 01:31

    Awwwww!

    :D

  • startledbunny20/03/2010 at 01:34

    My arm is really sore again. It's bad times now as there's basically no mark and there's no sympathy available :(

    i have sympathy, it's just that i need sleep more.

    night :)

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 01:34

    i have sympathy, it's just that i need sleep more.

    night :)

    Night :)

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 01:35

    i have sympathy, it's just that i need sleep more.

    night :)

    Good night.

    I am just watching the latest Pointless before I go to bed

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 01:35

    I am just watching the latest Pointless before I go to bed

    Ooooh what a good idea!

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 05:08

    afternoon all. I slept a lot and missed a lot and now you're probably all asleep :(

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 05:13

    this is what they've been up to at the F1 track today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hKm0eWvz8c

  • Journeyer20/03/2010 at 05:24

    afternoon all. I slept a lot and missed a lot and now you're probably all asleep :(

    Hey Amy. On the road I am. A lot later than expected we left.

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 05:54

    thanks to twitter and melbourneairport.com.au I reckon I can work out the flight numbers of every single F1 driver who is currently on their way here.

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 06:48

    Hey Amy. On the road I am. A lot later than expected we left.

    I feel I have forgotten where you are going?

  • Jeremy20/03/2010 at 06:49

    Are any of them coming to breakfast with us? What day do they fly in?

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 06:51

    Are any of them coming to breakfast with us? What day do they fly in?

    Heikki and Jenson will be here tonight. They are all invited to breakfast but I somehow don't think you'll be able to give Lewis any encouragement in person.

  • Jeremy20/03/2010 at 06:56

    Heikki and Jenson will be here tonight. They are all invited to breakfast but I somehow don't think you'll be able to give Lewis any encouragement in person.

    Go (to the breakfast) Lewis!

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 06:57

    Go (to the breakfast) Lewis!

    :D :D

  • Journeyer20/03/2010 at 07:27

    I feel I have forgotten where you are going?

    you haven't. I didn't mention it here previously.

    On another note, I have in my hand... my Chinese visa! Wooohooo! :D

  • Journeyer20/03/2010 at 07:27

    thanks to twitter and melbourneairport.com.au I reckon I can work out the flight numbers of every single F1 driver who is currently on their way here.

    #uberstalker

    :P

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 08:03

    #uberstalker

    its only stalking if I go to the airport but at $26 for a return trip I say 'no thank you!'

  • Lady Snowcat20/03/2010 at 08:08

    its only stalking if I go to the airport but at $26 for a return trip I say 'no thank you!'

    Is it cyber-stalking then?... but as you are doing it by invitation (the stalkees are inviting you via twitter) it's more like a game of "fox and hounds".....

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 08:10

    Is it cyber-stalking then?... but as you are doing it by invitation (the stalkees are inviting you via twitter) it's more like a game of "fox and hounds".....

    precisely!

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 08:11

    in other news, help me with my dinner. I bought a few groceries for tonight yesterday but because I ended up going to the pub after work they are still in the fridge at work. I am hungry :(

  • Lady Snowcat20/03/2010 at 08:19

    I am hungry

    Bowl of cereal now... go out for breakfast in the morning....

    Simples....

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 08:27

    Bowl of cereal now... go out for breakfast in the morning....

    ooh I do love cereal. I am going out for lunch tomorrow and by lunch I mean 'cake'

  • Lady Snowcat20/03/2010 at 08:28

    by lunch I mean 'cake'

    Ooooo...

    I love cake!...

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 08:29

    I love cake!...

    Have you been to any of the cake shops in St Kilda when you have been in Melbourne?

  • Lady Snowcat20/03/2010 at 08:34

    Have you been to any of the cake shops in St Kilda when you have been in Melbourne?

    Of course...

    They are legendary...

    I am envious...

  • Lady Snowcat20/03/2010 at 08:38

    Only recalling yesterday the excitement I felt in 2007 getting ready to fly out to Oz for the GP... and then I got the perfect result... what a start to an epic year...

    Got to go out and look after my gees now...

    Later....

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/03/2010 at 08:57

    Morning all,

    What goes on?

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 09:22

    Morning all,

    What goes on?

    Morning

    A Switch?

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/03/2010 at 09:55

    Nah.... just relaxing in my kitchen on a grey day

  • Alex Andronov20/03/2010 at 10:46

    its only stalking if I go to the airport but at $26 for a return trip I say 'no thank you!'

    Signed Hekki?

  • Alex Andronov20/03/2010 at 10:47

    Morning everyone :)

  • Alex Andronov20/03/2010 at 10:48

    Today I am going bowling... Lets put it this way... I am not a good or proficient bowler... So this should be fun :)

  • Alex Andronov20/03/2010 at 10:51

    Today I am going bowling... Lets put it this way... I am not a good or proficient bowler... So this should be fun :)

    I wonder if I will be better or worse than the time I went ice skating?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/img-4168

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/03/2010 at 10:52

    Morning Alex

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 10:52

    Signed Hekki?

    estimated time of arrival for his flight is 1 minute. I don't think I'd make it there in time :D

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 10:54

    Today I am going bowling... Lets put it this way... I am not a good or proficient bowler... So this should be fun :)

    I seem to remember last time you won thanks to a gutter ball?

  • Lady Snowcat20/03/2010 at 10:54

    estimated time of arrival for his flight is 1 minute. I don't think I'd make it there in time

    He's got to be quizzed about contact with animals (remember the horse), plants and mud by immigration as well as pick up his bags...

  • Alex Andronov20/03/2010 at 10:54

    Morning Alex

    Morning :)

  • Alex Andronov20/03/2010 at 10:55

    He's got to be quizzed about contact with animals (remember the horse), plants and mud by immigration as well as pick up his bags...

    Don't mention the horse!

    #confidentualfromchristinesrankings

  • Alex Andronov20/03/2010 at 10:57

    I seem to remember last time you won thanks to a gutter ball?

    I did indeed.

    My worry is that I have been a few times and been pretty much the same every time I've got. Katherine has hardly ever been but always beats me on Wii bowling. She started poorly at real bowling but at the end she was doing very well (until the gutterball). I think she might have got her eye in.

    And, shock horror, there are going to be other people there. I think Fourstar might edge it today.

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 10:57

    I did indeed.

    There was even an 'in your face' on twitter!

  • Alex Andronov20/03/2010 at 10:59

    There was even an 'in your face' on twitter!

    Which reminds me I better start the trash talk now!

    Mainly that "in your face" was because Katherine had said to me seconds before her gutterball, "don't celebrate too much, it looks like I'm gonna whip yo ass".

    ahem

  • Alex Andronov20/03/2010 at 11:01

    ahem

    Here's my first trash talk

    http://twitter.com/alexandronov/status/10768266197

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 11:02

    Here's my first trash talk

    This excites me. I love bowling and I haven't done it since I moved here :(

  • Alex Andronov20/03/2010 at 11:08

    This excites me. I love bowling and I haven't done it since I moved here :(

    Why don't you go tomorrow? You must be able to book a lane now?

  • Lady Snowcat20/03/2010 at 11:10

    Why don't you go tomorrow? You must be able to book a lane now?

    Ask Heikki to join you...

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 11:13

    Why don't you go tomorrow? You must be able to book a lane now?

    no one wants to go with me and I don't want to bowl by myself :(

    Apparently there is a yearly bowling night for management at work and now that I am management I will get to go if they do one this year :D

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 11:18

    Ask Heikki to join you...

    ooh I could invite Catherine? She says on twitter; Landed in #Melbourne! Does anyone know if there's anything happening in the city tomorrow (Sunday)? ;)

  • Alex Andronov20/03/2010 at 11:19

    ooh I could invite Catherine? She says on twitter; Landed in #Melbourne! Does anyone know if there's anything happening in the city tomorrow (Sunday)? ;)

    There you go :)

  • me20/03/2010 at 11:20

    And, shock horror, there are going to be other people there. I think Fourstar might edge it today.

    +live streaming?

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 11:21

    There you go :)

    I have plans tomorrow though. But she can come for cake in St Kilda.

  • Alex Andronov20/03/2010 at 11:30

    +live streaming?

    I may be able to do some... I'll have to see. Depends on the "other people".

  • Jim Newman20/03/2010 at 12:33

    Good morning all. Race day is finally upon me and the new season starts today. I should be taking the grid in 3.5 to 4 hours from now. If I have a chance, I'll be doing live updates to my blog ( http://coneassassin.blogspot.com/ ), so if anyone is curious, they can check it out at random intervals =)

  • Jeremy20/03/2010 at 12:56

    no one wants to go with me and I don't want to bowl by myself :(

    I'll bowl with you. I suck at it but don't care. I'm sure I can rustle up some others to come too

  • me20/03/2010 at 13:00

    no one wants to go with me and I don't want to bowl by myself :(

    I'll bowl with you. I suck at it but don't care. I'm sure I can rustle up some others to come too

    ooh yay!

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 13:01

    I'll bowl with you. I suck at it but don't care. I'm sure I can rustle up some others to come too

    I don't think we will have time during the brief period you are in town. There is this thing called an F1 race that will take up most of our time ;)

  • me20/03/2010 at 13:01

    Good morning all. Race day is finally upon me and the new season starts today. I should be taking the grid in 3.5 to 4 hours from now. If I have a chance, I'll be doing live updates to my blog ( http://coneassassin.blogspot.com/ ), so if anyone is curious, they can check it out at random intervals =)

    that's brilliant, cheers jim

  • Jim Newman20/03/2010 at 13:06

    that's brilliant, cheers jim

    NP =)

    I'm also getting a free transmission today for my 2010 season car I'm building, so I'm pretty excited about that. I'll be running last seasons car today unfortunately, but with any hope, I wont be outmatched like Hispania =P

  • Christine20/03/2010 at 13:30

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/20/f1-does-sport-relief/

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 13:45

    Heikki wants to see Lady Gaga. We are no longer on speaking terms.

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/03/2010 at 13:46

    Heikki wants to see Lady Gaga. We are no longer on speaking terms.

    Maybe he's just curious like everyone else??

    ;)

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 13:47

    Maybe he's just curious like everyone else??

    ;)

    It's just adding more fuel to my theory that I am the only person in the world who missed the Gaga bus.

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/03/2010 at 13:48

    The Gaga isn't really worth jumping on

  • me20/03/2010 at 13:48

    Heikki wants to see Lady Gaga. We are no longer on speaking terms.

    you don't like gaga?

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/03/2010 at 13:48

    *That should say Gaga bus - now the context has changed completly

  • Christine20/03/2010 at 13:49

    It's just adding more fuel to my theory that I am the only person in the world who missed the Gaga bus.

    A Gaga bus would be quite something!

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 13:49

    The Gaga isn't really worth jumping on

    I found out that my old flatmate who was so upset at not having the money to go see the backstreet boys mysteriously found money to go and see gagas concert. If she wasn't in another country I would hit her for having her priorities so wrong.

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 13:49

    you don't like gaga?

    not you as well? *cries*

  • me20/03/2010 at 13:50

    not you as well? *cries*

    she named herself after a queen song (probably), what's not to like?

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 13:51

    she named herself after a queen song (probably), what's not to like?

    her music sounds exactly the same as any other pop act but people act like shes the second coming of Jesus just because she dresses funny :(

  • me20/03/2010 at 13:53

    her music sounds exactly the same as any other pop act but people act like shes the second coming of Jesus just because she dresses funny :(

    she's a bit more clever than most other pop acts merthinks.

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 13:53

    she's a bit more clever than most other pop acts merthinks.

    she must be, to have amassed the crazy fanbase she has.

  • James20/03/2010 at 14:03

    Christine have you seen this new trailer for Doctor who? :D http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/cult/s7/doctor-who/news/a209692/the-second-who-series-five-trailer.html

  • Christine20/03/2010 at 14:04

    Christine have you seen this new trailer for Doctor who? :D http://www.dig...ies-five-trailer.html

    Ooooooh. Looks ace!

  • James20/03/2010 at 14:05

    Ooooooh. Looks ace!

    I can't wait! 2 weeks to go :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/03/2010 at 14:12

    Can't wait - I'll wear my 13foot long scarf in celebration

    :D

  • lou20/03/2010 at 14:13

    afternoon.

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/03/2010 at 14:14

    hi lou

    how are you today?

  • Christine20/03/2010 at 14:14

    I'm not watching, but in case anyone is, we've made a thread: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/20/live-mobil-1-12-hours-of-sebring-2010/

  • lou20/03/2010 at 14:15

    hi lou

    how are you today?

    i've had the longest sleep ever, had a nice relaxing morning and now ready to get on with my pile of work, and awake enough not to need heap loads of caffeine to get me through our last performance this evening :) what about you?

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/03/2010 at 14:16

    not too bad - doing a little bit of writing and racing around bahrain on gp3 as part of the "leigh michael peter o'gorman formula 1 world championship (tm)"

    ;)

  • Christine20/03/2010 at 17:02

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/20/10-reasons-f1-in-australia-wont-suck/

  • Jim Newman20/03/2010 at 17:08

    At the track now, drivers meeting starts in 5 minutes. Updates at http://coneassassin.blogspot.com

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 17:09

    At the track now, drivers meeting starts in 5 minutes. Updates at http://coneassassin.blogspot.com

    Do you do autotests?

  • Jim Newman20/03/2010 at 17:10

    Autocross and time trials.

  • Jim Newman20/03/2010 at 17:16

    Fastest lap of the day looks to be a 48ish in overall. With my cars class, I'm shooting for 53ish.

  • me20/03/2010 at 17:20

    Fastest lap of the day looks to be a 48ish in overall. With my cars class, I'm shooting for 53ish.

    loving the updates jim :)

    i feel like we should organise a wave or something.

  • Jim Newman20/03/2010 at 17:30

    Lol, that's be awesome =)

    Drivers meeting is coming to a close, hoping to run in the 2nd heat of my session so the first heat can further rubber in the track for me.

    Offline driving here is very slippery, so precision will be key.

    Hopefully my cam has full batteries so I can get some vids of today.

  • Jim Newman20/03/2010 at 17:39

    Yes, I get to drive in the 2nd heat. I also get to call the times in while the first heat is driving.

  • me20/03/2010 at 17:40

    I also get to call the times in while the first heat is driving.

    ooh, what does that mean?

  • Lukeh20/03/2010 at 17:41

    Evening all!

  • Paul Convery20/03/2010 at 17:42

    Hey Lukeh

  • Jim Newman20/03/2010 at 17:43

    When a car completes a lap, I call their time out to everyone.

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 19:43

    Evening :)

    I'm a happy chappie today :D

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 19:44

    I'm a happy chappie today :D

    *chapess

    whyyyyyy?

  • Lukeh20/03/2010 at 19:44

    I'm a happy chappie today :D

    Hiya Alison. Me too, work was oddly rewarding today.

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 19:46

    whyyyyyy?

    I had the day off which is always a good start. Nick has bought aeroplane tickets which is also awesome! Pls I'm still proud of my amazing spending feats which I've just blown on some shockingly expensive train tickets....

  • Jim Newman20/03/2010 at 19:47

    1st heat is done. Warming up my car now to take the grid.

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 19:47

    I had the day off which is always a good start. Nick has bought aeroplane tickets which is also awesome! Pls I'm still proud of my amazing spending feats which I've just blown on some shockingly expensive train tickets....

    haha. its always the way. WOOOOO. i love good days.

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 19:47

    1st heat is done. Warming up my car now to take the grid.

    Good luck! :D

  • Lady Snowcat20/03/2010 at 19:49

    Where is Amy when you need her?...

    Heikki is looking for advice on Golf Clubs to go to via twitter....

    She should be offering to help him....

  • Lukeh20/03/2010 at 19:49

    She should be offering to help him....

    She could be his caddy!

  • Jim Newman20/03/2010 at 20:46

    I'm running 49ish times, which is 4 seconds faster than I figured I'd run in. Now if I can stop hitting cones, that'd be nice.

  • Alianora La Canta20/03/2010 at 21:04

    Is it me or has all activity in the F1 world ceased for the rugby and ALMS?

  • RubberGoat20/03/2010 at 21:04

    I'm running 49ish times, which is 4 seconds faster than I figured I'd run in. Now if I can stop hitting cones, that'd be nice.

    Are you doing the 2 hours of Sebring on iRacing? Well done sir!

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 21:05

    Are you doing the 2 hours of Sebring on iRacing? Well done sir!

    He's doing the american version of Autotesting :D

    #reallife

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 21:09

    Is it me or has all activity in the F1 world ceased for the rugby and ALMS?

    theres rugby on?!?

  • Turkey Machine20/03/2010 at 21:09

    theres rugby on?!?

    Yeah, last I looked England were trying to beat the French. Not for the first time....

  • Turkey Machine20/03/2010 at 21:10

    Hi guys BTW, long time no see. :D

  • RG20/03/2010 at 21:11

    theres rugby on?!?

    Yeah, Harelquins and Huddersfield were on earlier.

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 21:36

    Evening all

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 21:39

    Evening all

    Hello :)

  • Jim Newman20/03/2010 at 21:40

    Heading home from the track now. What events from the day I could use my phone to gather are at http://coneassassin.blogspot.com

    I got video from today in the cockpit so ill post that when I get home after I hug my cat and have a shower.

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 21:40

    Hello :)

    Is the arm feeling better?

  • Lady Snowcat20/03/2010 at 21:42

    ... after I hug my cat and have a shower.

    We approve of being nice to cats muchly...

    Sounds like you had fun today Jim...

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 21:42

    Is the arm feeling better?

    A bit. It still feels a bit bruised. I'm just gonna leave it alone....

  • Jim Newman20/03/2010 at 21:46

    Yea, I did. All in all, it was a great opening day for the season and hopefully next week ill have the kinks worked out of my driving for the first real points event that I care about.

  • Jim Newman20/03/2010 at 21:48

    The car ran pretty good, but I could have used my racing tires. Hopefully they'll arrive in the mail by next week.

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 21:49

    Ooooh Steven, Nick booked his flights. I think your harassment must have worked! :P

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 21:50

    Ooooh Steven, Nick booked his flights. I think your harassment must have worked! :P

    I am sure you have more power over Nick than me

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 21:54

    I am sure you have more power over Nick than me

    I wouldn't be so sure! I wouldnt bring up things like that lest I be stressful.

  • Christine20/03/2010 at 22:19

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/20/homepage-is-where-the-heart-is-the-drivers-part-1/

  • me20/03/2010 at 22:22

    not sure if this is of interest, but it starts in a few hours and is a bit like ski-cross but on skates: http://www.redbull.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/World-Series/Red-Bull-Crashed-Ice-2010/001242785030624

    i think redbull basically invented another new sport. it's live streamed free online though and might be fun to follow.

  • RG20/03/2010 at 22:23

    i think redbull basically invented another new sport. it's live streamed free online though and might be fun to follow.

    This better be in the olympics in four years time, looks insane

  • Lukeh20/03/2010 at 22:24
  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 22:28

    i think redbull basically invented another new sport. it's live streamed free online though and might be fun to follow.

    WOWOWOWO

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 22:55

    Is it late enough for cereal and masterchef time?

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 22:56

    Is it late enough for cereal and masterchef time?

    Never

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 22:56

    Never

    !?!?!?!

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 22:57

    Is it late enough for cereal and masterchef time?

    Only if it is on the iplayer

  • Lukeh20/03/2010 at 22:57

    Is it late enough for cereal and masterchef time?

    Cereal is awesome any time of the day

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 22:57

    Only if it is on the iplayer

    Always :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/03/2010 at 22:57

    alison,

    it is never too late for greg wallace

  • Jon Waldock20/03/2010 at 22:58

    !?!?!?!

    thats a good thing!

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 22:59

    thats a good thing!

    You said I wasn't even time for masterchef and/or cereal :( My life is over!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)20/03/2010 at 23:00

    Is it late enough for cereal and masterchef time?

    No, but it's also chocolate and Sebring time ;)

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 23:01

    No, but it's also chocolate and Sebring time ;)

    I have no chocolate. I'm on a mission to be less fat! I also have no idea what Sebring is :P

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 23:01

    Just realised that the leading car is a Peugeot with a driver with pink on his helmet. So close to being perfect

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 23:02

    I have no chocolate. I'm on a mission to be less fat! I also have no idea what Sebring is :P

    It''s the sportscar race we are watching and have been commenting on for hours

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 23:03

    It''s the sportscar race we are watching and have been commenting on for hours

    What are sportscars like? Normal cars or closer to spaceships?

  • paul20/03/2010 at 23:04

    What are sportscars like? Normal cars or closer to spaceships?

    Spaceships. Serious spaceships

  • Paul Convery20/03/2010 at 23:05

    What are sportscars like? Normal cars or closer to spaceships?

    Some at least look like normal cars, but others are more spaceship like :)

  • Myles20/03/2010 at 23:05

    Just got back from coulthard driving the red bull in belfast!! Absloutely amazing, was anyone else there??

    Check these out:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=096zVChzsOw

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

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

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 23:05

    What are sportscars like? Normal cars or closer to spaceships?

    They are proper racing cars. You won't see these in your local Peugeot dealer.

    http://image.dieselpowermag.com/f/22836904+w750+st0/0907dp_02_z+peugeot_908_hDI_fAP+carbon_disc_brakes.jpg

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 23:06

    Just got back from coulthard driving the red bull in belfast!! Absloutely amazing, was anyone else there??

    That is the first comment I have seen on it.

  • Paul Convery20/03/2010 at 23:07

    Just got back from coulthard driving the red bull in belfast!! Absloutely amazing, was anyone else there??

    Ohh nice! I only found out about that on Thursday otherwise I would of jumped on the train and headed down to Belfast.

    Been dealing with a bit of a plague here though.

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 23:07

    What are sportscars like? Normal cars or closer to spaceships?

    Spaceships. Serious spaceships

    Spaceships with diesel engines in the case of the Peugeots and the Audis when they turn up for the next race

  • Myles20/03/2010 at 23:08

    I have to say It was brilliant

    http://www.autosport.com/news/grapevine.php/id/82205

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 23:09

    Check these out:

    fIRST LINK DOES NOT WORK FOR ME

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 23:09

    fIRST LINK DOES NOT WORK FOR ME

    Caps fail

  • Myles20/03/2010 at 23:10

    O dear, try searching coulthard f1 show belfast in youtube

  • Alison20/03/2010 at 23:12

    Cereal = so completely worth is

  • paul20/03/2010 at 23:14

    I go to Melbourne on Wednesday. Yaaaaaayyyyyy.

    *excited*

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 23:14

    O dear, try searching coulthard f1 show belfast in youtube

    There are a load of videos on youtube

  • paul20/03/2010 at 23:15

    There are a load of videos on youtube

    really? ;-)

    ahem. (sorry)

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/03/2010 at 23:16

    I go to Melbourne on Wednesday. Yaaaaaayyyyyy.

    Lucky sod.........

    ;)

  • Paul Convery20/03/2010 at 23:17

    Would of liked to have seen that in Belfast this evening if I had known about it earlier. Still, getting to see the Festival of Speed they had at Stormount in 2000 had quite a few more F1 cars at it :)

  • Steven Roy20/03/2010 at 23:17

    ahem. (sorry)

    No problem. I think it's great so many have uploaded them

  • Myles20/03/2010 at 23:18

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=096zVChzsOw

    try that. I didnt realise there would have been so many uploaded already

  • Jeremy20/03/2010 at 23:50

    I go to Melbourne on Wednesday. Yaaaaaayyyyyy.

    *excited*

    I will be seeing you there! I fly down Wednesday lunchtime and leave Tuesday lunchtime.

    Where are you sitting for the GP?

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 23:51

    Where are you sitting for the GP?

    what tickets did you decide on Mr Jeremy?

  • paul20/03/2010 at 23:51

    I will be seeing you there! I fly down Wednesday lunchtime and leave Tuesday lunchtime.

    Cool! Coming to breakfast?

    I'm sitting in 4 stands, but the Jones stand in Sunday

  • Jeremy20/03/2010 at 23:56

    what tickets did you decide on Mr Jeremy?

    I'm going to cheapskate a little bit and go for Webber. Tiketek keep wanting me in row C. Do I want further back than that? I think so. I will ring them. No info on seats for that stand on the site.

  • Jeremy20/03/2010 at 23:58

    Cool! Coming to breakfast?

    I wouldn't miss it for the world!

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 23:59

    I'm going to cheapskate a little bit and go for Webber. Tiketek keep wanting me in row C. Do I want further back than that? I think so. I will ring them. No info on seats for that stand on the site.

    sounds good, where the Webber stand is used to be part of Fangio because Fangio used to be much bigger so you'll still get a good view. I don't know about the rows, some people like to sit further back to see over the fence better but I quite like sitting closer.

  • paul20/03/2010 at 23:59

    I wouldn't miss it for the world!

    Cool. All I need to work out is when and where. St Kilda is a small place I'm sure.

    Do you think Claire will come if we tweet her?

  • Amy20/03/2010 at 23:59

    I wouldn't miss it for the world!

    I'm thinking maybe 9am on Thursday? Since gates open at 10.30? If anyone has any better suggestions i'm open to them :D

  • paul21/03/2010 at 00:00

    I'm thinking maybe 9am on Thursday? Since gates open at 10.30? If anyone has any better suggestions i'm open to them :D

    You're the expert

    *Amy has been before*

  • Jeremy21/03/2010 at 00:01

    sounds good, where the Webber stand is used to be part of Fangio because Fangio used to be much bigger so you'll still get a good view. I don't know about the rows, some people like to sit further back to see over the fence better but I quite like sitting closer.

    ooh. good info. I have no reference point so any advice is welcome. I thought I might see more if Im higher up.

    Maybe I should just let tiketek put me row C, seat 18

  • Amy21/03/2010 at 00:01

    You're the expert

    *Amy has been before*

    the first year I went I was a tourist and feeling lost and last year I didn't make it early on Thursday since I was at Super Awesome Vodafone Cricket.

  • Amy21/03/2010 at 00:01

    Maybe I should just let tiketek put me row C, seat 18

    their system apparently allocates "first come, best seat" but I guess they work from the theory that closer is better. I'm in the front row in Singapore!

  • Alison21/03/2010 at 00:03

    I hate the Sebring :(

    Can it be over now please?

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/03/2010 at 00:03

    Only two-and-a-half hours left Alison...

  • Jon Waldock21/03/2010 at 00:03

    I hate the Sebring :(

    BOOOO

    You don't like F1, you don't like Sports Cars. What do you like? :P

  • Jon Waldock21/03/2010 at 00:03

    Also, I like that you call it "the sebring"

  • Steven Roy21/03/2010 at 00:04

    I hate the Sebring :(

    Can it be over now please?

    What do you hate about it? I only hate that the Audis are not there to make it a race and let McNish win again

  • Alison21/03/2010 at 00:04

    You don't like F1, you don't like Sports Cars. What do you like? :P

    Pancakes?

  • Jon Waldock21/03/2010 at 00:04

    Pancakes?

    Love it

  • Steven Roy21/03/2010 at 00:04

    You don't like F1, you don't like Sports Cars. What do you like? :P

    Nick

  • Jon Waldock21/03/2010 at 00:04

    Nick

    I think thats marginal to be honest

  • Steven Roy21/03/2010 at 00:05

    Also, I like that you call it "the sebring"

    Someone caled it Le Seb Ring last year

  • Alison21/03/2010 at 00:05

    I think thats marginal to be honest

    That's so harsh!!

  • Steven Roy21/03/2010 at 00:05

    I think thats marginal to be honest

    That's so harsh!!

    OK. A bit better than marginal

  • Jon Waldock21/03/2010 at 00:06

    I think thats marginal to be honest

    That's so harsh!!

    OK. A bit better than marginal

    ooops

    #sorryalison

  • Alison21/03/2010 at 00:09

    #sorryalison

    and you Steven!!

  • Amy21/03/2010 at 00:09

    my friend isn't texting me back about cakes :( maybe I will have to go get cake alone :(

    Plus I bet I know which course Heikki will golf on, I could go stalky stalky. But I won't.

  • Steven Roy21/03/2010 at 00:09

    and you Steven!!

    You don't need to tell me you are sorry

  • Steven Roy21/03/2010 at 00:10

    my friend isn't texting me back about cakes :( maybe I will have to go get cake alone :(

    Plus I bet I know which course Heikki will golf on, I could go stalky stalky. But I won't.

    You have something better to do than stalk Finns?

  • paul21/03/2010 at 00:11

    Plus I bet I know which course Heikki will golf on, I could go stalky stalky. But I won't.

    Do. I expect him there on Thursday

  • Alison21/03/2010 at 00:11

    You don't need to tell me you are sorry

    This is how you end up on the naughty step!

  • Amy21/03/2010 at 00:11

    You have something better to do than stalk Finns?

    the course is quite far from my house and not near public transport :( Plus its super private members only so I couldn't get anywhere near him :(

  • Amy21/03/2010 at 00:11

    Do. I expect him there on Thursday

    we can invite him on twitter, I don't like your chances though :D

  • Steven Roy21/03/2010 at 00:12

    This is how you end up on the naughty step!

    I am already there

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/The+Naughty+Step

  • paul21/03/2010 at 00:12

    we can invite him on twitter, I don't like your chances though :D

    hehe. "my" chances she says

  • Alison21/03/2010 at 00:12

    I am already there

    Consider yourself glued down.

  • RG21/03/2010 at 00:13

    Consider yourself glued down.

    Considering he's been there for 10 months, he probably already is.

  • Amy21/03/2010 at 00:13

    hehe. "my" chances she says

    you expect him there, I don't!

    I hope Lotus put up their autograph times soon, he's one of the only ones I count as a *must* see :D

  • Steven Roy21/03/2010 at 00:14

    Consider yourself glued down.

    I have been for ages. I like it there.

  • Alison21/03/2010 at 00:14

    I'm not a nasty person :(

    Only to Jon.

  • Steven Roy21/03/2010 at 00:14

    I'm not a nasty person :(

    pointless being nasty to me

  • Jon Waldock21/03/2010 at 00:15

    Only to Jon.

    hoorah.

  • Alison21/03/2010 at 00:20

    Where's the daily?

  • Steven Roy21/03/2010 at 00:21

    Where's the daily?

    I guess Mr C is on daily duty

  • Jon Waldock21/03/2010 at 00:21

    Where's the daily?

    You're in it

  • Alison21/03/2010 at 00:21

    You're in it

    Unfortunately today is not the 20th....

  • Jon Waldock21/03/2010 at 00:21

    Unfortunately today is not the 20th....

    Have you been to sleep yet?

  • Steven Roy21/03/2010 at 00:21

    pointless being nasty to me

    Can't believe I manged to sneak a pointless comment in without it being commented on ;)

  • Lukeh21/03/2010 at 00:22

    I guess Mr C is on daily duty

    By the looks of things he's already mixed up one thread by 12 hours, so he's on a roll ;)

  • Christine21/03/2010 at 00:27

    Where's the daily?

    We were watching a film.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)21/03/2010 at 00:28

    Where's the daily?

    We were watching a film.

    Oooh. Anything good?

  • Alison21/03/2010 at 00:28

    Can't believe I manged to sneak a pointless comment in without it being commented on ;)

    I noticed. I'm ignoring you. You're nasty.

  • Steven Roy21/03/2010 at 00:28

    We were watching a film.

    So you didn't notice that we have another Christian Klien fan then?

  • Christine21/03/2010 at 00:28

    Oooh. Anything good?

    The Invention of Lying.

  • Lukeh21/03/2010 at 00:29

    The Invention of Lying.

    Is that the one with Ricky Gervais? Really wanna see that.

  • Christine21/03/2010 at 00:30

    Is that the one with Ricky Gervais? Really wanna see that.

    Was good.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)21/03/2010 at 00:30

    The Invention of Lying.

    If I asked you if it was any good, should I believe you? :D

  • Steven Roy21/03/2010 at 00:30

    I noticed. I'm ignoring you. You're nasty.

    OOPS.

    I refuse to believe you think I am nasty. Deliberately ignoring a pointless is concerning though unless it was a deliberate ploy to make me think it should be concerning and I figured that out then... This whole line of thinking is pointless

  • lou21/03/2010 at 00:41

    Morning all :)

  • Steven Roy21/03/2010 at 00:42

    Morning all :)

    Hello. You need to watch the live Red Bull stuff. Insane

  • lou21/03/2010 at 00:43

    Hello. You need to watch the live Red Bull stuff. Insane

    i wish i could, but i have a friend round.. and i'm super tired.

  • Alison21/03/2010 at 00:44

    Hey Lou :)

  • Steven Roy21/03/2010 at 00:44

    i wish i could, but i have a friend round.. and i'm super tired.

    Trust me. You want to see at least two minutes of this. I have never seen anything like it.

    Hi Lou's friend

  • lou21/03/2010 at 00:47

    Hi Lou's friend

    she's not looking at the screen,

    Trust me. You want to see at least two minutes of this. I have never seen anything like it.

    okay i'll put it on mute..

  • lou21/03/2010 at 00:48

    Hey Lou :)

    hey Alison, how are you?

  • Alison21/03/2010 at 00:49

    hey Alison, how are you?

    I'm really good thanks :D

    I should be going to be pretty soon though, I have work very early in the morning.

  • lou21/03/2010 at 00:50

    I should be going to be pretty soon though, I have work very early in the morning.

    work on a Sunday??!

  • Alison21/03/2010 at 00:51

    work on a Sunday??!

    Sadly yes. Welcome to a career in retail....

  • Lukeh21/03/2010 at 00:54

    How did the musical go lou?

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/03/2010 at 00:54

    Sadly yes. Welcome to a career in retail....

    Been there. Done that. Never again.

    :o

  • Lukeh21/03/2010 at 00:56

    Sadly yes. Welcome to a career in retail....

    Luckily our shop is in the city centre where noone shops on a Sunday so we never open, thank god, only at Christmas. I hate those 4 sundays... can't imagine how that would be the whole year round... *shudders*

  • Alison21/03/2010 at 00:57

    Luckily our shop is in the city centre where noone shops on a Sunday so we never open, thank god, only at Christmas. I hate those 4 sundays... can't imagine how that would be the whole year round... *shudders*

    I get my days off in the week though! They feel waaaay better than at the weekend because everyone else is at work. It's like you've skived off school or something....

  • lou21/03/2010 at 00:59

    How did the musical go lou?

    it went really really well, they got a standing ovation and everything :) i'm really sad that's my last musical though :( although they are doing hairspray next year so i may come back :)

  • Lukeh21/03/2010 at 01:00

    it went really really well, they got a standing ovation and everything :) i'm really sad that's my last musical though :( although they are doing hairspray next year so i may come back :)

    Awww yay for standing ovation! Am super proud of you :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman21/03/2010 at 01:02

    Great stuff Lou

    :D

  • lou21/03/2010 at 01:03

    Awww yay for standing ovation! Am super proud of you :D

    hehe i didn't do much other than press a button lots of times, read a script, dance around in the box and drink red bull. No falling down the hatch/ being dropped by the chair, or anything for me.

  • Amy21/03/2010 at 01:06

    ooh more autograph times confirmed:

    Mercedes 1700 - 1725

    Lotus 1730 - 1755

    I am going to be waiting a long time for Heikki :(

  • Christine21/03/2010 at 02:02

    Sorry it's late: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/21/daily-21st-march-2010/