Pie charts are cool.

Credit: Microsoft Excel...?

Pie charts are cool.

It's that Friday feeling once more and I'm here to guide you through another day to end a week that leads to more Formula 1 action, woohoo! It's always ridiculously exciting going into an F1 weekend even if this weekend's race is at the boredrome that is Catalunya... BUT! Positivity is the name of the game and I remain positive it'll be good. Remember to check out Christine's always brilliantly complied list of race information including the times for Free Practise 1 and 2 taking place today!

Paddock News

Michael V2.0 - Ferrari announced yesterday that since they have finally found love, announcing a long term relationship with Fernando Alonso after the break up of their former lover Michael Schumacher. They've finally moved on in Maranello, and looked deep into the eyebrows of Anando as he announced he was staying on with the team until 2016. 2016!! That's about 17 years away that is. But what about Felipe baby? Who knows... and whilst I mention Michael, it turns out he's going to bounce back again apparently. Ross keeps saying he's going to bounce back. Is Michael Schumacher made of rubber or something? No one should bounce that much, he always seems to be bouncing back.

They should rename themselves to Ambition Lotus.... Lotus - Well, you can't fault Mike Gascoyne for being an ambitious chap. He's saying that the latest Lotus updates for Spain that are coming for the car will pull them up into a midfield team which should be interesting. Don't get me wrong, Lotus have seemed stronger than 2010 without a doubt but they still seem to be disappointingly tailing behind so maybe it'll be nice to see it work. A midfield team though? They're about as midfield as Fabien Barthez was. Oooh, a football reference.

Elsewhere...

Is it legal for podcasts to contain so much awesome?! - Here's something you've totally got to check out at some point when you have 25 free minutes. A few weeks back there was a Sidepodchat posted here on the site with Steve Lovell who was asking the questions instead but now you can finally hear the final product with questions also directed at Andy Meyrick and David Croft as well as our lovely Sidepodcast hosts. It's a fascinating listen with some really good opinions from various parts of the motorsport rainbow.

28 Days? No, no, 30 Days Later... - I've finally finished my 30 Day Song Challenge, woohoo! It only took 30 days you know. Who'd have thunk it? But I wanted to share this with you anyways as it's been a fun month sharing a few music tastes from the past and present. I'm thinking of starting a film one soon because I really enjoyed it, although remember you can now see Christine's 30 Day Song Challenge up and running on her blog now! More people should do their own!

Retro Cartridge Awesomeness! - I really love these, such a cool idea. How about combining these fantabulous hollywood and big TV famous things with old school gaming adverts and posters for the cartridges back in the day? Ahhh, you don't get stuff like this anymore. I particularly like the Lost one with it's little nod towards the point and click adventures of yesteryear such as the Monkey Island games. Which leads me nicely onto...

The life and adventures of a gaming legend - ...this brilliant video looking at the career of the genius Tim Schafer hosted by a certain Tim Schafer. The guy is one of those chaps that I really look up to with his achievements and his genius ideas for games in the past (just watch the video to see for yourself) and I just loved the video. It is about 20 minutes long but it's a good look at how he managed to go from George Lucas' ranch to owning a multi million dollar studio with a solid reputation. Plus, he is a genius. Have I mentioned that? He's a genius.

*implodes from being unable to handle the awesome* - How on earth can I have a paragraph justifying the amazingness of that link? Last week Roger Waters took his tour of The Wall to the O2 Arena in London and a certain Mr David Gilmour popped up during Comfortably Numb to perform with Roger, as well as later on that evening Nick Mason getting involved. Pink Floyd on stage for like, the second time in nearly 30 years or so!! Just absolutely immense and now Waters has released an official video of the Comfortably Numb performance. The only way it could be even more perfect is if Richard Wright was still with us to join in.

And Finally

I'm making a note here, Huge Success... - This would be so cool to make but I could never get it done I reckon. You probably know how much I heart Portal 2 and all it's gaming brilliance but someone has made a Lego version of the cute turrets from the Portal games and shown how to make it yourself. It's so cool and alarmingly accurate! I'd love to have a Lego Turret in my room... "Are you still there..?"

Footballer, buses and trophies seem to make a bad mix - How has this happened again?! This time the trophy fell off the bus from Ajax goalkeeper Martin Stekelelebekelebeeburg. Goalkeeper. Dropped the trophy. A man who's job it is to use his hands as his main form of playing football. Deary me!

He's real but he's not real, damnit! - I wanted to quickly throw this video in too, another gaming thing and I apologise for an excess of videogame links in today's daily but you have got to see the technology for Rockstar Games' new big title LA Noire out today in Europe. It is actually staggering and I can't wait to get my grubby mits on it. Just a mindblowing video on just how far games are getting now.

That's that for this week. It's been a long thursday to write this on and sleep is needed buTomorrow Pat, Mr C and myself are heading to Cardiff to see the Manic Street Preachers which should be totally awesome. Very excited! But for today let's have a good day in the comments with plenty of F1 to talk about and hopefully good weather outside as we approach the end of the week. Lovely! It's only fitting with the Manics gig that I close with my favourite Manics song in acoustic form...

290 responses

  • Amy19/05/2011 at 23:26

    helloooo Friday.

    I am planning to spend my day working out what snacks I feel like for tonights FP.

  • Steven Roy19/05/2011 at 23:30

    Do you have a list of options

  • Amy19/05/2011 at 23:31

    Do you have a list of options

    I do, I got given many suggestions last race. It's on my computer at home but I remember the gist of it.

  • Steven Roy19/05/2011 at 23:33

    I do, I got given many suggestions last race. It's on my computer at home but I remember the gist of it.

    Have I ever said you are too organised. FP snacks logged on a computer

  • Amy19/05/2011 at 23:33

    Have I ever said you are too organised. FP snacks logged on a computer

    it only happened because I was so indecisive and the comments are mucho helpful

  • Steven Roy19/05/2011 at 23:34

    it only happened because I was so indecisive and the comments are mucho helpful

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta19/05/2011 at 23:43

    Bernie obviously doesn't think the Spanish Grand Prix will be up to much, if the mobile version of his site is anything to go by. I took this screenshot about 5 minutes ago and it's saying there's over a week to go until the first practise (which for posterity's sake I will note as being in 8 hours and 17 minutes' time).

  • Sidepodcast Update19/05/2011 at 23:45
  • Alianora La Canta19/05/2011 at 23:45

    I am planning to spend my day working out what snacks I feel like for tonights FP.

    I've nominated chocolate limes and a chocolate bar. Possibly also cereal depending on how I feel.

  • Pat W19/05/2011 at 23:55

    Start times ping - http://toomuchracing.com/2011/05/20/start-times-20-22-may-2011/

    Game reminder - http://toomuchracing.com/2011/05/18/tmr-game-2011-week-17/

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 00:00

    a brief hello hello hello

    :)

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 00:02

    a brief hello hello hello

    Hello!

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 00:02

    Never good

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/91503

    :(

    get well soon christian

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 00:03

    Hello!

    You Ms Ali

    :)

    Pro Tools is bouncing down right now - I'm hoping for it to work this time

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 00:04

    That should have said "Yo!"

  • Joe in Fla20/05/2011 at 00:17

    Hello all

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 00:19

    Hello Joe

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 00:19

    That should have said "Yo!"

    Yo!

  • Joe in Fla20/05/2011 at 00:20

    Hey, will there be people commenting on the Kimi debut tommorrow night?

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 00:20

    Sorry for my inattention; I was trying not to fall asleep analysing the Balance of Performance for Le Mans. I had no idea it was so dry...

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 00:24

    Sorry for my inattention; I was trying not to fall asleep analysing the Balance of Performance for Le Mans. I had no idea it was so dry...

    They are busy re-inventing the word "convoluted"

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 00:25

    They are busy re-inventing the word "convoluted"

    I think I understand the performance breaks for GTE and the likely reasons. Gave up on the prototypes...

  • Kathi20/05/2011 at 01:41

    I'm officially snowed in. The main road is closed until further notice.

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 01:42

    I'm officially snowed in. The main road is closed until further notice.

    Iceland doesn't know it's nearly summer then?

  • Kathi20/05/2011 at 01:44

    Iceland doesn't know it's nearly summer then?

    I have the suspicion someone towed the island on Amy's side of the planet.

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 01:45

    I have the suspicion someone towed the island on Amy's side of the planet.

    Travelling is supposed to be good for you.

  • Amy20/05/2011 at 03:14

    I have gone with Pringles.

  • BoozeBaron20/05/2011 at 04:19

    Kinda off topic, but does anyone know how to save/convert iPlayer files after downloading to Desktop (for Mac)? I'd like to move some of this over to my mobile... and save some F1 stuff too :) I know there were loads of DRM/convertor programmes out there before - but seems BBC keeps changing things up rendering them obsolete... Anyone? Pringles for breakfast :)

  • BoozeBaron20/05/2011 at 04:32

    Bernie obviously doesn't think the Spanish Grand Prix will be up to much, if the mobile version of his site is anything to go by. I took this screenshot about 5 minutes ago and it's saying there's over a week to go until the first practise

    Wow, just checked it too... mine's the same! You'd think for F1, and the amount of dosh they have to spend - they'd do a better job with their web stuff :(

    http://www.cl.ly/3y3d1I270V462g3J0C3p

  • Sidepodcast Update20/05/2011 at 05:45
  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 07:30

    Wow, just checked it too... mine's the same! You'd think for F1, and the amount of dosh they have to spend - they'd do a better job with their web stuff :(

    Suddenly the teams' inability to agree on when a race is looks (slightly) more understandable...

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 07:30

    I'm officially snowed in. The main road is closed until further notice.

    Wow and oh dear...

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 08:43

    "Remember to check out Christine's always brilliantly complied list of race information..."

    I'm in a rebellious mood today and refuse to comply with Christine's race information, I say it's going to rain with the drivers using supersoft tyres and the race will start at midnight :-P

  • Rubbergoat20/05/2011 at 09:01

    Morning, Day off today and the outlaws have just arrived for the weekend. Have fun!

    (Great Daily Lukeh, loved the pie charts and the old video game links!)

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 09:36

    #sidepodspace

    The first spacewalk of the shuttle mission is under way

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 09:37

    Yo folks,

    Does anyone fancy trying a little something out for me?

    :)

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 09:39

    Does anyone fancy trying a little something out for me?

    is it marmite?

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 09:40

    is it marmite?

    Not quite.

    I put together the first podcast this week - any thoughts or comments you have would be really appreciated.

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/parc-ferme-episode-1-with-harry-tincknell/

    :D

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 09:41

    Classic GPs on red button now...

    no, don't think I will subject myself to the 2006 Spanish GP

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 09:42

    I put together the first podcast this week - any thoughts or comments you have would be really appreciated.

    got to be better than the 2006 Spanish GP

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 09:42

    no, don't think I will subject myself to the 2006 Spanish GP

    The reviews I have of it will do for me...

  • Christine20/05/2011 at 09:42

    I put together the first podcast this week - any thoughts or comments you have would be really appreciated.

    Ooh, well done!

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 09:42

    got to be better than the 2006 Spanish GP

    It could be a close run thing

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 09:43

    Oh by theway, yes the opening theme will be the first thing to go

    :D

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 09:43

    It could be a close run thing

    it sounds like dr who at the start

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 09:44

    it sounds like dr who at the start

    :D

    I just dug out an old synth and messed with it for (literally) two minutes.

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 09:50

    Typical. The BBC site started working 20 minutes after free practise ended.

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 09:50

    Typical. The BBC site started working 20 minutes after free practise ended.

    :D

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 09:52

    I put together the first podcast this week - any thoughts or comments you have would be really appreciated.

    Tincknell loves to talk doesn't he :-)

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 09:53

    Tincknell loves to talk doesn't he :-)

    A little, but I've found a lot of them do. They're still young and I suppose it's better to have a good interview than a monotone session.

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 09:54

    A little, but I've found a lot of them do. They're still young and I suppose it's better to have a good interview than a monotone session.

    you notice it in the signing sessions too

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 09:56

    you notice it in the signing sessions too

    Aye - Lucas Foresti is a good chat too. He's like a mixture between Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan

    :)

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 09:58

    you notice it in the signing sessions too

    it was hilarious watching people get freaked out - 'he's talking to me.... errr... what do I say?... "yes"... oh why did I say that?'

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 10:01

    it was hilarious watching people get freaked out - 'he's talking to me.... errr... what do I say?... "yes"... oh why did I say that?'

    :D

  • Christine20/05/2011 at 10:04

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/spain-2011-free-practice-1-results

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 10:13

    I put together the first podcast this week - any thoughts or comments you have would be really appreciated.

    it's good, especially liked the interview

    bit of an uncomfortable pause between the review and the interview maybe (a sting perhaps?)

    it ended it a bit abruptly, closing theme maybe?

    overall, better than the 2006 Spanish GP

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 10:15

    it's good, especially liked the interview

    cheers for that

    bit of an uncomfortable pause between the review and the interview maybe (a sting perhaps?)

    that sounds like a plan

    it ended it a bit abruptly, closing theme maybe?

    i'm going to replace the themes tonight when i have a bit of spare time

    overall, better than the 2006 Spanish GP

    i'm not sure even i could be that dull

    :D

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 10:18

    I've just really annoyed a telesalesman... can the day get any better? :-D

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 10:18

    overall, better than the 2006 Spanish GP

    Nice to see that whoever picks out the classic races this week has a sense of humour... or maybe just a skewered comprehension of the word "classic"

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 10:18

    I've just really annoyed a telesalesman... can the day get any better? :-D

    good work

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 10:18

    Nice to see that whoever picks out the classic races this week has a sense of humour... or maybe just a skewered comprehension of the word "classic"

    it's Alonso of course

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 10:19

    it's Alonso of course

    Maybe Benson heard him wrong - maybe he really said 1996 Spanish GP

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 10:19

    good work

    he actually slammed the phone down. result.

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 10:20

    Maybe Benson heard him wrong - maybe he really said 1996 Spanish GP

    last year's Korean GP is also on the list

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 10:20

    Although, I will give the two Japan races and Belgium 2000 a watch

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 10:21

    last year's Korean GP is also on the list

    that was odd rather than good

  • James20/05/2011 at 10:21

    Nice to see that whoever picks out the classic races this week has a sense of humour... or maybe just a skewered comprehension of the word "classic"

    it's Alonso of course

    in fairness, Spain 2006 is an emotional choice. His first win in Spain and the first of any Spanish F1 driver.

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 10:22

    in fairness, Spain 2006 is an emotional choice. His first win in Spain and the first of any Spanish F1 driver.

    no excuse

    ;)

  • James20/05/2011 at 10:22

    no excuse

    heh. I bet Lewis will pick the British GP 08 but that was good as it rained ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 10:23

    heh. I bet Lewis will pick the British GP 08 but that was good as it rained ;)

    I hope he picks Britain '08. Money on Lewis to also pick Donington '93

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 10:24

    Money on Lewis to also pick Donington '93

    that'd be good, half expecting the two japan races again

  • James20/05/2011 at 10:24

    in fairness, Spain 2006 is an emotional choice. His first win in Spain and the first of any Spanish F1 driver.

    no excuse

    ;)

    I did expect him to pick last years Italian GP as he likened that to winning in spain.

  • Christine20/05/2011 at 10:32

    I was kinda hoping in this Korea replay that Petrov wouldn't crash it. Oh well!

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 10:34

    I was kinda hoping in this Korea replay that Petrov wouldn't crash it. Oh well!

    I was hoping that they'd have more of the circuit built

  • Christine20/05/2011 at 10:40

    I was hoping that they'd have more of the circuit built

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 10:47

    According to Joe, FIAT have been busy

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/meanwhile-in-the-real-world-2/

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 10:55

    Just ordered a new DVD drive and 2 Doctor DVD's - happiness extended

    :)

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 11:00

    Just ordered a new DVD drive and 2 Doctor DVD's - happiness extended

    what have you ordered?

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 11:00

    what have you ordered?

    "The Twin Dilemma" and "Time and the Rani"

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 11:03

    "The Twin Dilemma" and "Time and the Rani"

    Although that selection will get me a bit of stick from those in the know

    ;)

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 11:03

    "The Twin Dilemma" and "Time and the Rani"

    Peri Brown and Melanie Bush, could never decide which was more irritating

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 11:03

    Peri Brown and Melanie Bush, could never decide which was more irritating

    Mel - that endless, endless scream

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 11:05

    Mel - that endless, endless scream

    at least the doctor has the good sense to try to throttle Peri

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 11:06

    at least the doctor has the good sense to try to throttle Peri

    True - shame about the rest of it though.

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 11:06

    And also the first example of the now regular "post-regeneration quip to the camera"

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 11:09

    True - shame about the rest of it though.

    what got me about Peri is that she was blatantly supposed to add sex appeal, and failed miserably

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 11:10

    what got me about Peri is that she was blatantly supposed to add sex appeal, and failed miserably

    Tipped off by the ultra tight shirts / skirts she given to wear. As an aside, she actually looks great now, some 25 years later.

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 11:11

    Tipped off by the ultra tight shirts / skirts she given to wear. As an aside, she actually looks great now, some 25 years later.

    she turned up on casualty last year (i guess everyone does eventually)

  • Christine20/05/2011 at 11:12

    Ping: http://mrschristine.com/2011/05/20/film-watch-131-the-bourne-ultimatum/

  • Christine20/05/2011 at 11:12

    she turned up on casualty last year (i guess everyone does eventually)

    Yay Casualty!

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 11:12

    she turned up on casualty last year (i guess everyone does eventually)

    It's on the way towards the BBC skip I believe. I think Colin Baker did it too, as well as an episode or two of the Bill a few years back

  • Sidepodcast Update20/05/2011 at 11:45
  • Stuart Taylor20/05/2011 at 12:07

    she turned up on casualty last year (i guess everyone does eventually)

    Even Robert Kubica

  • Alison20/05/2011 at 12:30

    Was expecting to see practice 2

    Suprised to see the BBC are showing the Spanish gp

  • Christine20/05/2011 at 12:32

    Suprised to see the BBC are showing the Spanish gp

    Practice is definitely on. LewHam fastest at the moment.

  • Nick20/05/2011 at 12:33

    Practice is definitely on. LewHam fastest at the moment.

    The BBC are very confused

  • Alison20/05/2011 at 12:35

    Practice is definitely on. LewHam fastest at the moment.

    Don't worry. It's just Nick's idea of a joke!

  • Christine20/05/2011 at 12:39

    Don't worry. It's just Nick's idea of a joke!

    Righto.

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 13:01

    That was strange. I got sent to the Contents page when attempting to single-click quote in Dashboard...

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 13:01

    The BBC are very confused

    So's the FOM (they reckoned this shouldn't be showing until next week earlier today...)

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 13:03

    I was hoping that they'd have more of the circuit built

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 13:08

    I've just really annoyed a telesalesman... can the day get any better? :-D

    Suspected salesperson no. 2, except this one literally could not speak English (I don't mean in the "only knows the English on their sales script", I mean "cannot even greet someone in English"). It's very difficult to explain to them that their company should not even be ringing my house if they don't understand the words "company", "should", "not", "ring" or "house"...

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 13:10

    Suspected salesperson no. 2, except this one literally could not speak English (I don't mean in the "only knows the English on their sales script", I mean "cannot even greet someone in English"). It's very difficult to explain to them that their company should not even be ringing my house if they don't understand the words "company", "should", "not", "ring" or "house"...

    oh mine rang back after I said I was too busy last friday, to sell me something I went out and bought on monday

    seemed to think it was his time that was being wasted by these phone calls

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 13:11

    oh mine rang back after I said I was too busy last friday, to sell me something I went out and bought on monday

    Oops!

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 13:12

    Sutil's left the pits, which is good news for him.

  • Christine20/05/2011 at 13:39

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/spain-2011-free-practice-2-results

  • Christine20/05/2011 at 14:00

    Ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/mark-webber-leads-both-free-practice-sessions-in-spain

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 14:23

    Christine...

  • Christine20/05/2011 at 14:26

    Christine...

    Yes.

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 14:28

    Yes

    Do you use Skype to record your chats with Joe?

  • Christine20/05/2011 at 14:29

    Do you use Skype to record your chats with Joe?

    We use Skype to chat with him, yea. Not to do the recording.

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 14:32

    We use Skype to chat with him, yea. Not to do the recording.

    Oh right. Just trying to work out in my head if there is a handy way to record Skype via an internal on a Mac.

    Pro Tools isn't quite so forgiving with these things.

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 14:32

    Who in their right mind charges £300-£600 for delegates to attend a speech?

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 14:33

    Who in their right mind charges £300-£600 for delegates to attend a speech?

    Who in there right mind pays it?

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 14:34

    Who in there right mind pays it?

    Definitely not me! It was called "The Future of Library Funding" but it might as well have been called "The Future of Funding My Personal Retirement Plan"...

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 14:35

    Definitely not me! It was called "The Future of Library Funding"

    Maybe the answer is in the amount being charged

    but it might as well have been called "The Future of Funding My Personal Retirement Plan"..

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 14:37

    Maybe the answer is in the amount being charged

    Maybe - you wouldn't believe how many people in the library I worked at had trouble understanding the concept that charging the cost of materials for print-outs might be a good idea, instead of charging virtually nothing until the cartridges ran out and then waiting for the next budget to have the printing facilities re-enabled.

  • Lukeh20/05/2011 at 15:13

    Hello all!

  • Christine20/05/2011 at 15:16

    Hello all!

    Afternoon Mr Lukeh. Fabbo daily.

  • Leigh O'Gorman20/05/2011 at 15:17

    hi lukeh,

    how are you today?

  • Lukeh20/05/2011 at 15:23

    how are you today?

    Good thanks. Had a proper mental hour as i left work but now all is ok, phew!

    thanks christine :) yay for pie charts!

  • RubberGoat20/05/2011 at 16:06

    Hey guys.

    Back from a roadtrip with the outlaws. How's your afternoons been?

  • Bert20/05/2011 at 16:16

    If you want to play with the Indycar Race Control windows a bit here are a few links

    Just the track map: http://www.livestream.com/newchannel/popoutplayer?channel=indycartrackmap

    Just the video: http://cdn.livestream.com/embed/indycar?layout=3&color=0x000000&autoPlay=true&mute=false&iconColorOver=0xe7e7e7&iconColor=0xcccccc&allowchat=true

    N.B. layout= plays with what you see. 4 = video only, 2 chat below, 3 chat right. Trying to figure how to make the video a bit smaller.

  • Bert20/05/2011 at 16:18

    There we go....

    http://cdn.livestream.com/grid/LSPlayer.swf?channel=indycar&autoPlay=true

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 16:25

    Hello. Sorry to jump in but I was just checking stuff to see if I had any messages and I think I have to run to the post office, but this is flying by my Twitter feed right now so before it gets lost..

    I bring Kimi News from @Jeff_Gluck in the Charlotte media centre:

    //

    - Pic: My view of Raikkonen. He says he's here bc he's interested in what NASCAR is like. http://lockerz.com/s/103241236

    - Raikkonen, whose voice makes you want to fall asleep, says he has no expectations in #NASCAR but says, "It's no so easy."

    - Poor @lewisfranck. He just tried to greet Raikkonen in Finnish and got a completely blank stare in return.

    - Raikkonen, on why he left F1: "Der was many reason why I stopped. ... I wanted to try other tings. And come here and see how the NASCAR is."

    - Finally, a hint of a smile as Raikkonen says: "If I really suck here, there's no reason to come back."

  • James20/05/2011 at 16:26

    news from Peter Windsor:

    One team may not use (hot and/or cold)blown diffuser in race and then protest the others...#f1 http://twitter.com/#!/PeterDWindsor/status/71610666800254976

    Just when you thought F1 teams could get along...

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 16:30

    One team may not use (hot and/or cold)blown diffuser in race and then protest the others...#f1 twitter.com/#!/Pe…71610666800254976

    hot and/or cold. I wonder what that means. I thought the point of a blown diffuser was that exhaust gases were blown through it. How do you make exhaust gases cold?

  • RubberGoat20/05/2011 at 16:31

    One team may not use (hot and/or cold)blown diffuser in race and then protest the others...#f1 twitter.com/#!/Pe…71610666800254976

    hot and/or cold. I wonder what that means. I thought the point of a blown diffuser was that exhaust gases were blown through it. How do you make exhaust gases cold?

    Not exactly the most reliable source though is it?

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 16:32

    Not exactly the most reliable source though is it?

    Of hot air?

  • Bert20/05/2011 at 16:33

    hot and/or cold. I wonder what that means. I thought the point of a blown diffuser was that exhaust gases were blown through it. How do you make exhaust gases cold?

    Perhaps the differnce between the rear-facing and forward (Renault) facing systems?

    With our luck it's Red Bull that will do it and win anyways.

  • James20/05/2011 at 16:33

    Of hot air?

    it is for that ;)

  • RubberGoat20/05/2011 at 16:34

    Of hot air?

    That's one way of putting it!

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 16:34

    I think I have to run to the post office,

    Boo they don't have it.

    I'm getting a phone upgrade, but Orange have disabled my current SIM before the new one has arrived.. that's annoying!

    How's Friday been?

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 16:36

    Perhaps the differnce between the rear-facing and forward (Renault) facing systems?

    Maybe

    With our luck it's Red Bull that will do it and win anyways.

    More likely Ferrari. They like protesting stuff that has been legal for a year.

  • James20/05/2011 at 16:37

    More likely Ferrari. They like protesting stuff that has been legal for a year.

    i don't think they would, they've been working hard on it. I've seen GMM sites run stories saying it was Williams who made the original complaint, but considering the source you can't be sure.

  • RubberGoat20/05/2011 at 16:41

    More likely Ferrari. They like protesting stuff that has been legal for a year.

    i don't think they would, they've been working hard on it. I've seen GMM sites run stories saying it was Williams who made the original complaint, but considering the source you can't be sure.

    Yeah I won't believe it until I see it from a more reputable source.

  • Bert20/05/2011 at 16:54

    Yeah I won't believe it until I see it from a more reputable source.

    Until it can be Exclusively Reported (pat. pend.) by Autosport?

  • RG20/05/2011 at 17:05

    More likely Ferrari. They like protesting stuff that has been legal for a year.

    I bet its Sauber, James Key is blatantly telling him rubbish to get him back for what he said earlier in the year, everyone will laugh and laugh...

    Hi people.

  • Sidepodcast Update20/05/2011 at 17:45
  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 17:46

    #sidepodspace

    The first spacewalk of the shuttle mission was completed successfully today. The spacewalk was cut ten minutes short as the carbon dioxide sensor in one of the space suits failed and so the spacewalk was stopped early for safety reasons.

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

  • Bert20/05/2011 at 17:53

    The first spacewalk of the shuttle mission was completed successfully today. The spacewalk was cut ten minutes short as the carbon dioxide sensor in one of the space suits failed and so the spacewalk was stopped early for safety reasons.

    (Mission Control): Space walker, come in. We are reading a failure of your CO2 sensor. Please abort the EVA and return to the shuttle.

    (Space Walker): Aw! No, I don't want to come in. I am feeling fine. I am O.K, I swear.

    MC: Negative SW, please return to the Shuttle.

    SW: No! And you can't make me.

    MC: Alright then, we will leave without you.

    SW: OK.

    MC: (silence)

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 18:07

    (Mission Control): Space walker, come in. We are reading a failure of your CO2 sensor. Please abort the EVA and return to the shuttle.

    It was slightly less believable than that. It failed with more than 3 hours to go and the message sent to him was the CO2 sensor has failed. You have spent a lot of time on the ISS so you understand how CO2 affects you. We will ask you every 20 minutes if you are OK.

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 18:34

    @TabathaValls

    At last!! Welcome to twitter @thereal_JDA !!!

    That would be Jerome D'Ambrosio

  • MartiV820/05/2011 at 18:36

    Goooood afternoon :) I am back from the Circuit de Catalunya!

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 18:38

    Evening all

    Kicking back at last :) http://instagr.am/p/Ee9oq/

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 18:39

    Goooood afternoon :) I am back from the Circuit de Catalunya!

    Cool! Hi Marti

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 18:39

    Goooood afternoon :) I am back from the Circuit de Catalunya!

    Cool, how was it?

  • Christine20/05/2011 at 18:39

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/grid-reference

  • Lukeh20/05/2011 at 18:40

    evening to all whp have just turned up!

    Kicking back at last :) http://instagr.am/p/Ee9oq/

    May have to join in with a cold Magners me thinks :)

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 18:40

    Goooood afternoon :) I am back from the Circuit de Catalunya!

    Did you have a good day?

  • Bert20/05/2011 at 18:40

    Kicking back at last :) http://instagr.am/p/Ee9oq/

    The sacrilege! But was it good?

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 18:40

    Goooood afternoon :) I am back from the Circuit de Catalunya!

    Fernando fever and Pedro pandemonium?

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 18:41

    May have to join in with a cold Magners me thinks :)

    I heartily recommend a pizza to accompany it, would you like to see a menu Sir?

  • RG20/05/2011 at 18:42

    Fernando fever and Pedro pandemonium?

    Nowt for poor Jaime?

  • Lukeh20/05/2011 at 18:42

    I heartily recommend a pizza to accompany it, would you like to see a menu Sir?

    May have to have a gander now you have kindly offered :)

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 18:44

    The sacrilege! But was it good?

    Always

    I should get some Magners glasses though

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 18:45

    Nowt for poor Jaime?

    Hymie Hysteria :)

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 18:46

    May have to have a gander now you have kindly offered :)

    Our special tonight is Chicken Caeser

    Well, it is if you live near a Co-Op

    Remember to remove the wrapper AND sauce sachet

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 18:48

    I'm having the lemon mackerel with a pint of Kingfisher. I'd have curry with the Kingfisher but I can't be bothered to make it and the fish goes out of date tonight.

  • MartiV820/05/2011 at 18:48

    Fernando fever and Pedro pandemonium?

    Nooo. Always Red Bull!

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 18:49

    I hear FP1 was a little slow, anything exciting in FP2?

    R5L piece at 20:30 [repeated from earlier?]

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 18:49

    I hear FP1 was a little slow, anything exciting in FP2?

    Wasn't massively exciting

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 18:49

    I'm having the lemon mackerel with a pint of Kingfisher. I'd have curry with the Kingfisher but I can't be bothered to make it and the fish goes out of date tonight.

    Sounds nice

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 18:50

    Wasn't massively exciting

    Highlights it is then

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 18:51

    Sounds nice

    Yes. I'm Hank Marvin.

    :)

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 18:52

    Yes. I'm Hank Marvin.

    Soon to be 'feeling quite Heikki' :)

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 18:53

    Great 'Tolerate...' clip Lukeh, cheers

    Hope tomorrow is fab for you all

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 18:55

    Hope tomorrow is fab for you all

    Cheers. Having to sacrifice both F1 and Indy qualifying but it'll be worth it, will listen to 5Live in the car though.

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 18:57

    These are cool, via @DaveGorman

    Number 12 is a doozy! Long Exposure Shots of Airline Takeoffs and Landings.  http://r2.ly/bx7h

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 18:57

    Cheers. Having to sacrifice both F1 and Indy qualifying but it'll be worth it, will listen to 5Live in the car though.

    Any idea who is supporting?

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 18:58

    These are cool, via @DaveGorman

    Number 12 is a doozy! Long Exposure Shots of Airline Takeoffs and Landings.  http://r2.ly/bx7h

    Clickable: http://www.amusingplanet.com/2011/05/long-exposure-shots-of-airline-takeoffs.html

  • MartiV820/05/2011 at 18:59

    Today I saw two accidents: One in GP3 and another in GP2.

    Quite strange to see a Mini tournement... They were 50 seconds slower than F1 are.

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 19:00

    Any idea who is supporting?

    The Joy Formidable, who I've not heard of. I meant to look them up actually.

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 19:01

    hot and/or cold. I wonder what that means. I thought the point of a blown diffuser was that exhaust gases were blown through it. How do you make exhaust gases cold?

    you could put unburnt fuel vapour through (does sound dangerous when you phrase it like that)

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:02

    The Joy Formidable, who I've not heard of. I meant to look them up actually.

    They are good. You'll like them I think, discovered them a few weeks ago

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:02

    you could put unburnt fuel vapour through (does sound dangerous when you phrase it like that)

    It would ignite with the heat in the exhaust. That is what they used to do to keep the turbos spinning.

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:02

    hot and/or cold. I wonder what that means. I thought the point of a blown diffuser was that exhaust gases were blown through it. How do you make exhaust gases cold?

    you could put unburnt fuel vapour through (does sound dangerous when you phrase it like that)

    Or you mix with ducted cold air

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 19:03

    These are cool, via @DaveGorman

    Number 12 is a doozy! Long Exposure Shots of Airline Takeoffs and Landings.  http://r2.ly/bx7h

    Clickable: www.amusingplanet…ine-takeoffs.html

    Saw some of those on Retronaut earlier, very cool

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 19:03

    Quite strange to see a Mini tournement... They were 50 seconds slower than F1 are.

    :)

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:03

    It would ignite with the heat in the exhaust. That is what they used to do to keep the turbos spinning.

    Reheat! Also known as afterburners

  • Lukeh20/05/2011 at 19:03

    The Joy Formidable, who I've not heard of. I meant to look them up actually.

    Is it wrong I'm really excited in seeing them? Lou showed me them a few months back and I really got into them.

    not as much as I'm ecited for the manics though, eeeeeeeeeeeee :D

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 19:03

    They are good. You'll like them I think, discovered them a few weeks ago

    Looking forward to hearing them then

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 19:04

    Is it wrong I'm really excited in seeing them? Lou showed me them a few months back and I really got into them.

    Never, it means they picked the right support :)

  • RG20/05/2011 at 19:04

    Quite strange to see a Mini tournement... They were 50 seconds slower than F1 are.

    I'm guessing that slightly reduced the likelihood of a crash there then.

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:04

    Reheat! Also known as afterburners

    That's why the turbos always had flames spitting out the back

  • Lukeh20/05/2011 at 19:04

    Although if/when they play whirring I may just implode. There may be many song related implosions tomorrow :)

    #sorrypatandmrc

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 19:06

    It would ignite with the heat in the exhaust. That is what they used to do to keep the turbos spinning.

    so it's doing the same sort of thing then?

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:09

    so it's doing the same sort of thing then?

    It's creating air pressure changes, therefore airflow

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:10

    Our special tonight is Chicken Caeser

    Actually quite a yummy pizza. Who knew?

    Get thee to a Co-Op and purchase

  • Lukeh20/05/2011 at 19:12

    First photo of tom hardy as Bane in the new Batman film has popped up, woop!

    http://www.totalfilm.com/news/first-image-of-tom-hardy-as-bane-in-the-dark-knight-rises

    He does look very Bane-y for the geek amongst us. Reminds me of his portrayal of Charles bronson :)

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:13

    First photo of tom hardy as Bane in the new Batman film has popped up, woop!

    www.totalfilm.com…dark-knight-rises

    He does look very Bane-y for the geek amongst us. Reminds me of his portrayal of Charles bronson :)

    Ooh, he's great. So looking forward to this. Probably Nolan's last Batman film

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 19:13

    #sorrypatandmrc

    :)

  • jpancoast20/05/2011 at 19:13

    First photo of tom hardy as Bane in the new Batman film has popped up, woop!

    *DR00L!*

  • Lukeh20/05/2011 at 19:13

    Ooh, he's great. So looking forward to this. Probably Nolan's last Batman film

    To think we once settled with joel schumacher :)

  • Lukeh20/05/2011 at 19:14

    I mean, the name alone brings alarm bells ringinging

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 19:14

    Keemee (Kimi) had fun at Charlotte today, got into a slide..

    http://jalopnik.com/5803957/watch-kimi-raikkonen-almost-scandi-flick-his-nascar-truck

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:15

    To think we once settled with joel schumacher :)

    Sad times. The Mr Freeze abomination is the only one I've never seen and don't intend to

  • jpancoast20/05/2011 at 19:16

    Sad times. The Mr Freeze abomination is the only one I've never seen and don't intend to

    I have no idea what you're talking about. But the human brain does tend to block out trauma so you don't remember it.

  • Lukeh20/05/2011 at 19:16

    Sad times. The Mr Freeze abomination is the only one I've never seen and don't intend to

    I've taken for fall for you.

    It was a moment of my movie life which stands up there with the likes of Thunderpants. I... I don't wish to talk about these times.

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 19:16

    Sad times. The Mr Freeze abomination is the only one I've never seen and don't intend to

    Can I un-see it?

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:17

    so it's doing the same sort of thing then?

    Yes except the point wasn't to create downforce which it would still do if the exhausts were aimed correctly. THe problem with turbos is turbo lag. WHen a driver puts his foot on the throttle it took half a second or more for the turbo to spin fast enough to do its job. But by injecting fuel into the exhaust and igniting it there it expanded and drove the turbo so that it was spinning fast enough that the engine could respond instantly to the driver. Or so they thought until they switched back to normally aspirated engines and even Prost was spinning in testing because the engine was responding instantly and he was used to a slight delay. The fact Prost had some spins in testing was was discussed in Autosport because normally he never did. That is one of the changes in the sport that no-one notices now

  • jpancoast20/05/2011 at 19:17

    It was a moment of my movie life which stands up there with the likes of Thunderpants. I... I don't wish to talk about these times.

    I named one of my pets in World of Warcraft "Thunderpants", had no idea it was actually a movie.

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 19:18

    Keemee (Kimi) had fun at Charlotte today, got into a slide..

    jalopnik.com/5803…-his-nascar-truck

    @toomuchracing He scrapped the wall too. Sounds like a pretty complete NASCAR day. http://yfrog.com/h6b9daj (pic from @diegofmejia)

    (from @felipegana)

  • Lukeh20/05/2011 at 19:18

    I named one of my pets in World of Warcraft "Thunderpants", had no idea it was actually a movie.

    Movie is a very vague term in this example

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:18

    Ooh, he's great. So looking forward to this. Probably Nolan's last Batman film

    The Nolans are in Batman?

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:19

    The Nolans are in Batman?

    Apparently, they were in the mood

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:23

    Keemee (Kimi) had fun at Charlotte today, got into a slide..

    Just a little wiggle

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:24

    When is Kimi's race?

  • Bert20/05/2011 at 19:24

    Tonight... 20h00 EST (GMT -4)

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 19:25

    When is Kimi's race?

    1am

  • Bert20/05/2011 at 19:25

    Tonight... 20h00 EST (GMT -4)

    Which would make that EDT, not EST....

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:25

    Tonight... 20h00 EST (GMT -4)

    http://www.firstrowsports.eu/watch/65494/1/watch-nascar-camping-world-truck-series-.html

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:30

    From Darren Heath:

    Ferrari new rear wing slot gap 30mm to big.They say measuring is wrong-they would wouldn't they!

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 19:31

    Have Ferrari slipped up with their new rear wing?

    http://twitter.com/#!/adamcooperf1/status/71619250984468480

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 19:31

    Ferrari new rear wing slot gap 30mm to big.They say measuring is wrong-they would wouldn't they!

    that's waaaaaaaaaaay out!

  • RG20/05/2011 at 19:32

    Ferrari new rear wing slot gap 30mm to big.They say measuring is wrong-they would wouldn't they!

    I said on twitter... Sauber, find out and race on the whole weekend with a dodgy one. Ferrari are noted on the Friday, give time to change. #sulk

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:33

    that's waaaaaaaaaaay out!

    Yup, especially in an industry with tolerances of 1/100ths of mm

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:33

    Ferrari new rear wing slot gap 30mm to big.They say measuring is wrong-they would wouldn't they!

    Look at the grief Sauber got for 5 mm. I guess there is no penalty for running it illegally in practise. Unless they use it in quali or the race I assume they are safe

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:33

    I said on twitter... Sauber, find out and race on the whole weekend with a dodgy one. Ferrari are noted on the Friday, give time to change. #sulk

    Can't disagree with that

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:34

    Look at the grief Sauber got for 5 mm. I guess there is no penalty for running it illegally in practise. Unless they use it in quali or the race I assume they are safe

    Why not?

    What's to stop Fri being extreme testing day?

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 19:35

    Unless they use it in quali or the race I assume they are safe

    Even if they ran it in quali, they'd only get moved to the back of the grid

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 19:35

    What's to stop Fri being extreme testing day?

    is there any benefit to doing that?

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 19:36

    What's to stop Fri being extreme testing day?

    is there any benefit to doing that?

    comedy add-ons might liven it up I suppose

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:36

    Why not?

    What do they gain by running it on Friday? There is no sporting advantage

    What's to stop Fri being extreme testing day?

    Nothing

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:36

    is there any benefit to doing that?

    That's what I thought about Sakon Yamamoto

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:37

    That's what I thought about Sakon Yamamoto

    No benefit to running him either

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:38

    Apparently Charlie Whiting had a press conference on Engine Mapping this evening

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:39

    Apparently Charlie Whiting had a press conference on Engine Mapping this evening

    I bet he changed his mind again.

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 19:39

    Apparently Charlie Whiting had a press conference on Engine Mapping this evening

    that must have been a thrill a minute

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:40

    I bet he changed his mind again.

    Windsor says meeting called for June 16

    Read on Twitter that ban in effect for Silverstone

  • Bert20/05/2011 at 19:40

    that must have been a thrill a minute

    I vote that Patrick head replace Charlie or becomes permanent Chief Steward. THAT would be fun!

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:41

    Apparently Charlie Whiting had a press conference on Engine Mapping this evening

    that must have been a thrill a minute

    He also said there will be 2 DRS zones from Canada

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/91556

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:41

    I vote that Patrick head replace Charlie or becomes permanent Chief Steward. THAT would be fun!

    Patrick is way too honest

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 19:41

    He also said there will be 2 DRS zones from Canada

    it didn't need any last year to be a good race

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:41

    He also said there will be 2 DRS zones from Canada

    Good, 2 short ones hopefully

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 19:43

    Good, 2 short ones hopefully

    the whole main straight followed by the pit straight after the chicane I believe

  • Bert20/05/2011 at 19:43

    He also said there will be 2 DRS zones from Canada

    WOW! I was already wondering where the ONE would be here. There are three good spots. Coming in to the final chicane (maybe not if you are Bobby K.), coming out of the chicane and on to the 'Casino Straight' and immediately after the wall of champions.

    I don't like the second choice since if something goes wrong there is no runn off, you are coming down pit lane out of control or crash through the island (for which the MUST find a solution)

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:44

    it didn't need any last year to be a good race

    4 big braking zones and no long sequence of corners. Easy

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:45

    I said on twitter... Sauber, find out and race on the whole weekend with a dodgy one. Ferrari are noted on the Friday, give time to change. #sulk

    Windsor:

    FIA will decide tonight on legality of Ferrari's new rear wing

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 19:45

    FIA will decide tonight on legality of Ferrari's new rear wing

    that doesn't sound anything like the slot gap being 60% to large

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 19:45

    I vote that Patrick head replace Charlie or becomes permanent Chief Steward. THAT would be fun!

    Face like a bulldog, striding down pitlane to 'have words' :)

  • Bert20/05/2011 at 19:46

    that doesn't sound anything like the slot gap being 60% to large

    There was also a V or U cut in the middle of the wing... Perhaps that is the question.

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 19:48

    There was also a V or U cut in the middle of the wing... Perhaps that is the question.

    i heard it's the measurement from the pivot to the trailing edge

    ferrari have measured that and it's within the limit but they have then added a gurney flap to it

    the question is whether they should include the gurney in the measurement - in which case it exceeds the limit

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:48

    There was also a V or U cut in the middle of the wing... Perhaps that is the question.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/91555

    Odd looking thing.

  • Lukeh20/05/2011 at 19:48

    Hahahah, the one week I miss Doctor Who and it will have Muse in it :)

  • Bert20/05/2011 at 19:48

    Face like a bulldog, striding down pitlane to 'have words' :)

    PH: "Fernando jumped the start? Balck flag him for a stop-wait-and-go.. I'll have a word with the lad." But that WAS a great shot of Charlie pointing out Alonso for his jump start

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:49

    the question is whether they should include the gurney in the measurement - in which case it exceeds the limit

    If there's a gurney flap then the trailing edge has been moved.

    Depends on the wording I guess

  • Christine20/05/2011 at 19:49

    Hahahah, the one week I miss Doctor Who and it will have Muse in it :)

    Acting?

  • Lukeh20/05/2011 at 19:51

    Acting?

    Nah, just being all music-y in the background I assume. Maybe the doctor gets his stereo installed finally or something

  • Christine20/05/2011 at 19:51

    Nah, just being all music-y in the background I assume. Maybe the doctor gets his stereo installed finally or something

    I can see that Muse would be this Doctor's favourite band.

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:52

    If there's a gurney flap then the trailing edge has been moved.

    Depends on the wording I guess

    Scarbs doesn't think it's an issue

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:54

    Depends on the wording I guess

    Typical FIA. They still can't write the basics of the regs in a way that anyone knows what they mean. To me a Gurney flap is part of the wing and has to meet the rules. Otherwise what is to stop someone adding a 3 foot high Gurney flap.

    It's the same with blown diffusers. Either say they are legal or not but you can't have a race where cars may be declared illegal afterwards when what they are doing has been accepted as legal for a long time

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/91554

  • Lukeh20/05/2011 at 19:54

    I can see that Muse would be this Doctor's favourite band.

    Maybe that's why the 11th Doctor has won me over so easily :)

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:54

    Typical FIA. They still can't write the basics of the regs in a way that anyone knows what they mean. To me a Gurney flap is part of the wing and has to meet the rules. Otherwise what is to stop someone adding a 3 foot high Gurney flap.

    Let's see if they are brave enough to run it in Qualy

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 19:55

    There was also a V or U cut in the middle of the wing... Perhaps that is the question.

    www.autosport.com…port.php/id/91555

    Odd looking thing.

    I have little idea what the words mean but I can see from the picture, that can't be legal surely

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:55

    I have little idea what the words mean but I can see from the picture, that can't be legal surely

    It's a red car

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 19:56

    Depends on the wording I guess

    Typical FIA. They still can't write the basics of the regs in a way that anyone knows what they mean. To me a Gurney flap is part of the wing and has to meet the rules. Otherwise what is to stop someone adding a 3 foot high Gurney flap.

    It's the same with blown diffusers. Either say they are legal or not but you can't have a race where cars may be declared illegal afterwards when what they are doing has been accepted as legal for a long time

    www.autosport.com…port.php/id/91554

    hmmm... what odds are being quoted on an Hispania podium?

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 19:56

    I have little idea what the words mean but I can see from the picture, that can't be legal surely

    It's a red car

    Cheque is in the post to Jean

  • Bassano20/05/2011 at 19:58

    He also said there will be 2 DRS zones from Canada

    But one detection zone so less chance of re-passing :(

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 19:59

    hmmm... what odds are being quoted on an Hispania podium?

    There are still enough cars in front of them to prevent that

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 20:00

    But one detection zone so less chance of re-passing :(

    I missed that. That is so stupid.

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 20:01

    There are still enough cars in front of them to prevent that

    two williams and two virgins only I think - and they're not that reliable

  • Lukeh20/05/2011 at 20:03

    hehehe, I heart murray gold (doctor who composer) :)

    https://twitter.com/#!/murraygold/status/71666480189681665

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 20:04

    If you aren't doing anything and Indy practice isn't grabbing you, how about Kimi qualifying.. http://de.justin.tv/besweeet5?#/w/1230072288 or on the link 2 on the site Steven linked earlier

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 20:13

    He also said there will be 2 DRS zones from Canada

    "The DRS will be available to drivers both on the back straight, on the approach to Turn 11..."

    A shame Charlie can't look at the FIA's on circuit diagrams, he certainly does not mean Turn 11 surely - that's the slight kink after the hairpin!

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 20:15

    If you aren't doing anything and Indy practice isn't grabbing you, how about Kimi qualifying.. de.justin.tv/besw…t5?#/w/1230072288 or on the link 2 on the site Steven linked earlier

    I'll give it a go

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 20:20

    I'll give it a go

    I'm on your link, seems more stable but not much in it.

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 20:21

    If you aren't doing anything and Indy practice isn't grabbing you, how about Kimi qualifying.. de.justin.tv/besw…t5?#/w/1230072288 or on the link 2 on the site Steven linked earlier

    It isn't hugely interesting I must say.

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 20:21

    I'm on your link, seems more stable but not much in it.

    The justin link took a few minutes to settle. It's fine now

  • Bert20/05/2011 at 20:22

    Nelshino qualifies P1 in the truck series... Did anyone know he was running also this weekend? I didn't!

  • Bert20/05/2011 at 20:23

    Nelshino qualifies P1 in the truck series... Did anyone know he was running also this weekend? I didn't!

    Provisional

  • Eyeteaguy20/05/2011 at 20:26

    http://www.stupidvideos.com/video/just_plain_stupid/Formula_1_On_A_Guitar/

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 20:30

    I hate that they keep putting the crash videos in the truck quali

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 20:32

    I hate that they keep putting the crash videos in the truck quali

    Very annoying

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 20:33
  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 20:34

    I have given up on the trucks. Much as I would like to see Kimi's quali run the guy who owns the channel is just annoying me

  • Bert20/05/2011 at 20:35

    Is there any reason to think that Sir Stirling Moss is not THE MAN? Busy fortnight.....

    Going to the Le Mans classic.... http://ca.jalopnik.com/5803973/sir-stirling-moss-will-race-his-17-million-porsche-at-le-mans

    Not to mention

    http://ca.jalopnik.com/5803102/sir-stirling-moss-joins-the-knights-of-the-round-bottom

    and

    http://ca.jalopnik.com/5800424/its-good-to-be-a-knight-aint-it

  • Bert20/05/2011 at 20:48

    There we go, Kimi locked in and will race tonight.

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 20:53

    There we go, Kimi locked in and will race tonight.

    Says in an interview they were guessing a bit on setup for qualifying, was a bit loose, says the race will be a lot different running with everyone else.

    Pretty wordy interview for Kimi

  • Bert20/05/2011 at 20:54

    Says in an interview they were guessing a bit on setup for qualifying, was a bit loose, says the race will be a lot different running with everyone else.

    Yeah... He had a couple of 'moments' in quali. Back ton the throttle a little too hard, a little too fast.... Someone needs to tell this boy that slideways ain't always fast.

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 20:57

    Kimi starts 31st, Piquet Jr starts 8th, Max Papis 13th

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 21:07

    This was Kimi's quali run and interview

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uqQH6ucjLw&feature=youtu.be

    Mattzel89 is superfast at uploading this stuff!

  • Mav20/05/2011 at 21:08

    Pretty wordy interview for Kimi

    was only really quiet in F1, he's quite talkative in rallying and was prior to F1

  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 21:43
  • Alianora La Canta20/05/2011 at 21:43

    A shame Charlie can't look at the FIA's on circuit diagrams, he certainly does not mean Turn 11 surely - that's the slight kink after the hairpin!

    Oops!

  • Alex Andronov20/05/2011 at 21:58

    #nothere

    Pole Poll published: http://sofaf1.com/2011/05/20/spanish-pole-poll/

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 22:21

    Nascar qualifying is odd. I tuned in so I would be set for Kimi's race and they are doing qualifying that includes a pit stop

    Very odd

  • Pat W20/05/2011 at 22:24

    Nascar qualifying is odd. I tuned in so I would be set for Kimi's race and they are doing qualifying that includes a pit stop

    Very odd

    That's for the All-Star race I think, not part of the series. That thing has some very very weird rules.

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 22:24

    That's for the All-Star race I think, not part of the series. That thing has some very very weird rules.

    It's the all star race which is a weird concept but no more than the race for the chase for the cup for the thing

  • Steven Roy20/05/2011 at 23:06

    PING!!!!!!! It's Saturday

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-test-saturday-21