Hi, I’m Gavin, otherwise known as RubberGoat, author of the F1 stats blog ‘Making Up The Numbers’ and I am here to welcome you to Wednesday – ’Hump Day’, the middle of the week. It’s all downhill from here, as they say.

Here’s some links for your reading and enjoyment:

  • Mr. C. tweeted a link to an excellent story from RaceCar Engineering on How the F-Duct Works. If you want to really geek out on aerodynamics then take a look. But watch out, as it’s a bit of ‘here comes the science’!
  • Jake Humphrey seems to be winning the ‘Volcanic Grand Prix’ – the race back to Europe from China, which is turning into some sort of internet version of ‘Around The World in 80 Days’. By the time you read this he will probably be back home in Norwich with his lovely wife, but check out his Twitter Account and some of the other journalists anyway as they have some interesting stories to tell.
  • Lewis Hamilton has praised the stewards for their work this year, saying that “I think the FIA and their racing stewards this year, they've been the best that I've probably experienced in Formula 1.” After his antics in the last couple of races, I think he should be buying them beers!
  • In non-F1 news, Jon wanted me to mention that it’s Queen Elizabeth’s actual birthday today (as opposed to her other official birthday later in the year). Why can’t we all have two birthdays?
  • Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t plug my Fantasy Racers post that I wrote last night, so make sure you take a look and let me know how your teams went and what your strategy is for the next race.

So that’s the daily then. I hope you liked what I had to offer - tomorrow it’s James who will be writing for you, which I am sure you are looking forward to as much as I am.

One final thought – we were discussing the Shuttle Landings in the comments yesterday afternoon and it got me thinking. Who would you like to see from F1 go into Space and why? I would like to see Jenson Button pilot the Space Shuttle – now that she is old, she needs the gentle touch of a driver who is known for looking after his machinery in order to reach the finish line.

656 responses

  • me20/04/2010 at 23:12

    hullo daily gavin!

  • Lukeh20/04/2010 at 23:15

    A new day and a new daily :) yay!!

    I don't want two birthdays... otherwise I'd be 42 now...;)

  • Bassano20/04/2010 at 23:15

    I don't want two birthdays... otherwise I'd be 42 now...;)

    :D

  • Nick20/04/2010 at 23:15

    I don't want two birthdays... otherwise I'd be 42 now...;)

    This is a good point... how old is the queen now then, i assume she has only had 2 birthdays since she became queen?

  • me20/04/2010 at 23:16

    looks like the 5live crew have just about made it home too.

  • Bassano20/04/2010 at 23:16

    This is a good point... how old is the queen now then, i assume she has only had 2 birthdays since she became queen?

    Aye. Isn't the official birthday the anniversary of the coronation?

  • Amy20/04/2010 at 23:18

    yay my parents are on their way! Except the airport website says they will land 20 minutes early which I have not factored into my schedule this morning.

  • Steven Roy20/04/2010 at 23:19

    Aye. Isn't the official birthday the anniversary of the coronation?

    I don't think so. The official one I think is the same for every monarch.

  • Bassano20/04/2010 at 23:20

    yay my parents are on their way! Except the airport website says they will land 20 minutes early which I have not factored into my schedule this morning.

    Have you factored in the time they'll take to disembark and collect their luggage

    That's at least 20mins

  • Bassano20/04/2010 at 23:21

    I don't think so. The official one I think is the same for every monarch.

    Curious

    The Queen's Official Birthday does not coincide with when she was born. Edward VII, who reigned from 1901 to 1910, and whose birthday was on 9 November, in autumn, moved the ceremony to summer in the hope of good weather

  • Amy20/04/2010 at 23:22

    Have you factored in the time they'll take to disembark and collect their luggage

    That's at least 20mins

    that I had already accounted for, I think this just means I have to get out of bed at some stage quite soon. #lazy

  • Steven Roy20/04/2010 at 23:22

    Have you factored in the time they'll take to disembark and collect their luggage

    That's at least 20mins

    This is Amy who plans everything. She probably knows how many steps they will take from the plane to the exit and their average walking speed

  • lou20/04/2010 at 23:22

    i might cry, this history coursework is taking forever to finish..deadline is tomorrow at 4pm.. do you think i can miss a day of school to finish it rather than staying up all night and having about an hours sleep before school?.. :(

  • Nick20/04/2010 at 23:23

    that I had already accounted for, I think this just means I have to get out of bed at some stage quite soon. #lazy

    Perhaps you could text them some directions?

    #superlazy

  • me20/04/2010 at 23:23

    i might cry, this history coursework is taking forever to finish..deadline is tomorrow at 4pm.. do you think i can miss a day of school to finish it rather than staying up all night and having about an hours sleep before school?.. :(

    yup

  • Amy20/04/2010 at 23:23

    Perhaps you could text them some directions?

    But if I didn't meet people at the airport I wouldn't see Anando! Although I get the feeling he won't be there this time.

  • Bassano20/04/2010 at 23:23

    .. do you think i can miss a day of school to finish it rather than staying up all night and having about an hours sleep before school?.. :(

    Either way, it doesn't sound like you'll be fit for much tomorrow :(

  • Alison20/04/2010 at 23:23

    Perhaps you could text them some directions?

    I dare you to try that. Ever.

  • Nick20/04/2010 at 23:23

    i might cry, this history coursework is taking forever to finish..deadline is tomorrow at 4pm.. do you think i can miss a day of school to finish it rather than staying up all night and having about an hours sleep before school?.. :(

    If it was me I would work late & take the day off school

  • Alison20/04/2010 at 23:24

    i might cry, this history coursework is taking forever to finish..deadline is tomorrow at 4pm.. do you think i can miss a day of school to finish it rather than staying up all night and having about an hours sleep before school?.. :(

    Take the day off!

  • Steven Roy20/04/2010 at 23:24

    i might cry, this history coursework is taking forever to finish..deadline is tomorrow at 4pm.. do you think i can miss a day of school to finish it rather than staying up all night and having about an hours sleep before school?.. :(

    The longer you leave it the more history there will be. Every day is another day in the history books.

  • lou20/04/2010 at 23:24

    yup

    most of my teachers or classmates are littered around the world anyway....

  • Nick20/04/2010 at 23:24

    Perhaps you could text them some directions?

    I dare you to try that. Ever.

    You told me you couldnt talk because you were going to sleep

    #busted!

  • me20/04/2010 at 23:24

    most of my teachers or classmates are littered around the world anyway....

    bingo

  • Bassano20/04/2010 at 23:24

    most of my teachers or classmates are littered around the world anyway....

    Good point

  • Steven Roy20/04/2010 at 23:25

    most of my teachers or classmates are littered around the world anyway....

    In that case tak the day off

  • Alison20/04/2010 at 23:25

    You told me you couldnt talk because you were going to sleep

    We all know that I FAIL at sleeping...

  • Nick20/04/2010 at 23:25

    most of my teachers or classmates are littered around the world anyway....

    Do they get an extended deadline then?

  • lou20/04/2010 at 23:26

    If it was me I would work late & take the day off school

    think i may do that.

    (hearts spc for being nice)

    i'm off again.. next time i comment i'll have finished this stupid thing with all the right references, and stupid pages of exam board forms

    xxx

  • lou20/04/2010 at 23:28

    Do they get an extended deadline then?

    nope, the power of email ;)

  • Nick20/04/2010 at 23:28

    Do they get an extended deadline then?

    nope, the power of email ;)

    What if they are stuck in china and cant upload large files like joe? :)

  • Steven Roy20/04/2010 at 23:34

    What if they are stuck in china and cant upload large files like joe? :)

    You mean like Lou is ;)

  • Jon Waldock20/04/2010 at 23:47

    4 of the 6 people I was going to be living with next year have decided today that they just want to live on their own.

    Lovely. thanks for that, and one day before the accomodation deadline too.

  • me20/04/2010 at 23:52

    Lovely. thanks for that, and one day before the accomodation deadline too.

    deadline is tomorrow... for next year's living arrangements??

  • Bassano20/04/2010 at 23:53

    Lovely. thanks for that, and one day before the accomodation deadline too.

    What year are you in?

    Is living off campus an option?

  • Steven Roy20/04/2010 at 23:53

    deadline is tomorrow... for next year's living arrangements??

    Surely people don't even know what uni they are going to next year yet

  • Jon Waldock20/04/2010 at 23:54

    deadline is tomorrow... for next year's living arrangements??

    they're done in a big draw so its fair for all

  • Jon Waldock20/04/2010 at 23:54

    Surely people don't even know what uni they are going to next year yet

    ?

  • Jon Waldock20/04/2010 at 23:54

    What year are you in?

    Is living off campus an option?

    going into second, im in halls now, so off campus was the only option anyway

  • Steven Roy20/04/2010 at 23:55

    Surely people don't even know what uni they are going to next year yet

    ?

    People who will be in their first year next year

  • Bassano20/04/2010 at 23:55

    going into second, im in halls now, so off campus was the only option anyway

    Don't people organise that themselves?

    Must be heaps of private landlords out there

  • Jon Waldock20/04/2010 at 23:56

    People who will be in their first year next year

    I'm going into my second, so all my accom is sorted now.

  • Jon Waldock20/04/2010 at 23:57

    Don't people organise that themselves?

    Must be heaps of private landlords out there

    The vast majority is all done through the uni, it makes it fairer that way, and you have alot more come back than if you go private

  • Bassano20/04/2010 at 23:58

    The vast majority is all done through the uni, it makes it fairer that way, and you have alot more come back than if you go private

    I guess you'll have the opportunity to meet new people then

  • Jon Waldock20/04/2010 at 23:59

    I guess you'll have the opportunity to meet new people then

    I didn't want to live with anyone else, we sorted this months ago.

    anyway, sleep before my ARDS tomorrow, night

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 00:00

    anyway, sleep before my ARDS tomorrow, night

    Night Jon

    Good luck

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 00:00

    anyway, sleep before my ARDS tomorrow, night

    Enjoy

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 00:33

    I am going to be soo late #sorrymumanddad

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 00:35

    I am going to be soo late #sorrymumanddad

    Poor planning [tuts] ;)

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 00:37

    The plane needs to slow down. One thing to know about me is I may plan everything but I am never on time, always super super early or about 10 minutes late

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 00:38

    The plane needs to slow down. One thing to know about me is I may plan everything but I am never on time, always super super early or about 10 minutes late

    A for planning

    D for execution

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 00:39

    A for planning

    D for execution

    I think Amy's a delegator ;)

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 00:42

    I wish I was a delegator, i'm more "if i do everything myself it all meets my standards." its why I can't play team sports ;)

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 00:42

    I wish I was a delegator, i'm more "if i do everything myself it all meets my standards." its why I can't play team sports ;)

    Being on time isn't one of your measurements?

  • me21/04/2010 at 00:47

    umm. what happened to christine's rankings this week?

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 00:48

    umm. what happened to christine's rankings this week?

    Why are you asking us?

    Surely you're closer to the answer than we are :)

  • me21/04/2010 at 00:48

    Why are you asking us?

    Surely you're closer to the answer than we are :)

    because you're awake.

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 00:48

    umm. what happened to christine's rankings this week?

    I think you probably shouldn't wake her up and ask her. That could cost you your brownie point

  • me21/04/2010 at 00:49

    I think you probably shouldn't wake her up and ask her. That could cost you your brownie point

    :)

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 00:49

    because you're awake.

    That's a good point

    I don't have the answer though

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 00:49

    I think you probably shouldn't wake her up and ask her. That could cost you your brownie point

    Wow, how did Mr C earn that?

  • me21/04/2010 at 00:51

    That's a good point

    I don't have the answer though

    also true.

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 00:51

    Wow, how did Mr C earn that?

    Someone asked a question and he not only knew Christine had blogged about it but he produced a link faster than Christine. Well worth a brownie point

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 00:52

    Someone asked a question and he not only knew Christine had blogged about it but he produced a link faster than Christine. Well worth a brownie point

    That deserves at least two points

  • me21/04/2010 at 00:52

    Someone asked a question and he not only knew Christine had blogged about it but he produced a link faster than Christine. Well worth a brownie point

    and on that bombshell, i must sleep. night all.

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 00:52

    Night Mr C

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 00:53

    Hmm 7 minutes til the next airport bus then its a 20 min journey. Worst daughter ever! I hope their luggage takes forever to come out

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 00:53

    and on that bombshell, i must sleep. night all.

    G'night Sir

    I will retire too. TV and sleeps I think

    8 hour delivery window to be awake for tomorrow

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 00:55

    G'night Sir

    I will retire too. TV and sleeps I think

    Good night

  • Bert21/04/2010 at 01:22

    I have been racking my brain on this for weeks.... How can McLaren's f-duct solution not be considered a "movable aerodynamic device" when the drivers leg is used to somehow-or-other divert airflow, while the Renault mass-damper was considered one?

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 02:18

    I have been racking my brain on this for weeks.... How can McLaren's f-duct solution not be considered a "movable aerodynamic device" when the drivers leg is used to somehow-or-other divert airflow, while the Renault mass-damper was considered one?

    No part of the device moves. All the driver is doing is sticking his leg into the airflow. No different to him sticking his hand out into the airstream

  • Bert21/04/2010 at 03:12

    No part of the device moves. All the driver is doing is sticking his leg into the airflow. No different to him sticking his hand out into the airstream

    I appreciate the subtlety. So does that mean that I can install some sort of of device that sits in the engine exhaust flow and when the driver blocks an outlet it causes the device to spin and provide high pressure air to a secondary outlet?

    How about letting teams use the drinks bottle to contain some sort of flammable high octane fluid that the driver can suck in to a tube and then blow out again, in to the engine air-box intake? (Didn't think of that one, Mr. Wirth?)

    Finally, maybe teams can ***HIGHLY SUGGEST*** to certain drivers that they should alter their current speed in order to let their team-mate practice drafting and passing moves?

  • MarileneRiddle21/04/2010 at 05:23

    Interesting fact: Kimi Raikkonen has more points in WRC than Schumi has in F1... :D

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 05:33

    thankfully my parents were the last off the plane, so I got there in time. Turns out my best friends parents were on the same plane so I had a chat to them too :D

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 05:34

    Oh my word! I set off. Very tempted to go back inside. It is FREEZING!

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2010 at 05:37

    Oh my word! I set off. Very tempted to go back inside. It is FREEZING!

    clearly Nick not worth that much then eh ;)

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2010 at 05:37

    #nothere

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 05:38

    Wooooo for Amy's planning! Sadly i an less organised. I can already think of things i've forgotten. I can't in back now though or i'll miss the bus :(

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 05:39

    It's very hard to see past the fact that it's 6am and my car doors are iced shut...

  • F1Wolf21/04/2010 at 07:16

    Interesting fact: Kimi Raikkonen has more points in WRC than Schumi has in F1...

    and I think crashmaster Sato has more in IRL than Kimi and Schumi combined :-)

  • RubberGoat21/04/2010 at 07:28

    Morning all.

    Have you heard the story about the lost iPhone Prototype? http://gizmodo.com/5520438/how-apple-lost-the-next-iphone

    Sounds like a lot of skullduggery to me. Why did they have to name and shame the guy who lost it?

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 07:37

    umm. what happened to christine's rankings this week?

    Oh. I forgot.

  • F1Wolf21/04/2010 at 07:37

    Sounds like a lot of skullduggery to me. Why did they have to name and shame the guy who lost it?

    because he duly deserved it ...

  • RubberGoat21/04/2010 at 07:45

    Sounds like a lot of skullduggery to me. Why did they have to name and shame the guy who lost it?

    because he duly deserved it ...

    I disagree. If he was allowed to have the phone then he made an honest mistake. No need to out him so if he gets fired he can't get another job...

  • F1Wolf21/04/2010 at 07:49

    I disagree. If he was allowed to have the phone then he made an honest mistake. No need to out him so if he gets fired he can't get another job...

    well it all depends on what damage he caused. when one is entrusted with a sensitive information or know how, one is also expected not to give it away. getting high on German brew is not an excuse....

  • RubberGoat21/04/2010 at 07:51

    I disagree. If he was allowed to have the phone then he made an honest mistake. No need to out him so if he gets fired he can't get another job...

    well it all depends on what damage he caused. when one is entrusted with a sensitive information or know how, one is also expected not to give it away. getting high on German brew is not an excuse....

    But maybe he was field testing the phone. I mean, the only way to do that is to give it to the engineers to use?

    I think the conduct of the person selling it to Gizmodo and their subsequent naming and shaming is far worse than losing the phone itself...

  • F1Wolf21/04/2010 at 07:55

    I think the conduct of the person selling it to Gizmodo and their subsequent naming and shaming is far worse than losing the phone itself...

    well, nobody would sell it to Gizmodo and Gizmodo would have nothing to publish if guy with phone kept an eye on it

    yes, the only way to test the phone is to give it to engineers. but I believe Apple does not expect those engineers to get drunk and leave it in a pub for others to publish study dismantle copy ...

    on the other hand, I also read some speculations that this all may have been carefully staged PR stunt by Appple. does not seem likely to me, but who knows ...

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 08:20

    Morning all :)

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 08:21

    Morning all :)

    Hello!

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 08:22

    Hello!

    How are you Christine?

    I'm quite excited I'm going to hand in my dissertation to a book binding place, although I won't get it back till tomorrow. Although a nasty cough and sore throat appears to be developing, boo.

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 08:25

    I'm quite excited I'm going to hand in my dissertation to a book binding place, although I won't get it back till tomorrow. Although a nasty cough and sore throat appears to be developing, boo.

    Uh oh. Drink some magical orange juice, that always seems to work for me.

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 08:26

    Uh oh. Drink some magical orange juice, that always seems to work for me.

    Oooh good idea. Any excuse for orange juice is a good excuse :)

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 09:26

    Hi. I see many vapour trails. Hooray for planes!

  • James21/04/2010 at 10:03

    Ooo I'm mentioned in the daily, although that picture on the wiki is rather old :D

  • me21/04/2010 at 10:07

    umm. what happened to christine's rankings this week?

    Oh. I forgot.

    hehe. delayed rankings?

  • me21/04/2010 at 10:08

    on the other hand, I also read some speculations that this all may have been carefully staged PR stunt by Appple. does not seem likely to me, but who knows ...

    the ipad prototype was bolted to a table in a guarded room. it's a hell of a leap from that to "letting one out walk off into a pub".

    time will tell though.

  • RubberGoat21/04/2010 at 10:20

    Ooo I'm mentioned in the daily, although that picture on the wiki is rather old :D

    Hehe - all the more reason to update it ;)

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 10:20

    hehe. delayed rankings?

    Maybe. Or double rankings next week.

  • RubberGoat21/04/2010 at 10:23

    Ooo I'm mentioned in the daily, although that picture on the wiki is rather old :D

    Hehe - all the more reason to update it ;)

    Must say that is a good pic of you though!

  • RubberGoat21/04/2010 at 10:25

    Oooh we had Nachos for lunch in the canteen and I ate too much. And we had cake too!

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 10:26

    Oooh we had Nachos for lunch in the canteen and I ate too much. And we had cake too!

    What kind of cake?

  • RubberGoat21/04/2010 at 10:26

    Oooh we had Nachos for lunch in the canteen and I ate too much. And we had cake too!

    What kind of cake?

    Lemon cake and Dream cake (sponge with coconut treacle on top!)

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 10:27

    Lemon cake and Dream cake (sponge with coconut treacle on top!)

    Wow. I want cake.

  • James21/04/2010 at 10:27

    Ooo I'm mentioned in the daily, although that picture on the wiki is rather old :D

    Hehe - all the more reason to update it ;)

    Must say that is a good pic of you though!

    shh. i'm the lazy type :p

    i won't lie being given the ability to write posts on here scares me a little. i don't want to break anything.

  • me21/04/2010 at 10:28

    joe is writing faster than i can read at the moment:

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/her-majestys-press-coming-through/

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/being-shanghai-e/

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 10:28

    i won't lie being given the ability to write posts on here scares me a little. i don't want to break anything.

    Always remember that you cannot break anything more than Mr C already has done!

  • me21/04/2010 at 10:29

    Always remember that you cannot break anything more than Mr C already has done!

    #sorryeveryone

  • James21/04/2010 at 10:30

    Always remember that you cannot break anything more than Mr C already has done!

    hehe :)

  • RubberGoat21/04/2010 at 10:32

    joe is writing faster than i can read at the moment:

    I like this quote:

    By the way, for those who think that the Spanish GP may be affected by all this, fear not. The F1 freight is already in Bilboa in Spain and is being offloaded to trucks and will be taken by road to the team bases across Europe.

  • me21/04/2010 at 10:36

    btw, is this sam michael?

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/f1-not-the-most-important-thing-shock/#comment-14528

  • me21/04/2010 at 10:41

    ted news: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8633980.stm

    [Brawn] let slip one of the technical controversies of his time at Ferrari in the early 2000s: "In the past, we got the wing to stall by making it flex at high speeds."

    wow!

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 11:28

    [Brawn] let slip one of the technical controversies of his time at Ferrari in the early 2000s: "In the past, we got the wing to stall by making it flex at high speeds."

    There was a whole thing about it in '06

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/50192

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/52443

  • me21/04/2010 at 11:37

    There was a whole thing about it in '06

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/50192

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/52443

    agreed. i had no idea they were stalling the wing though.

  • RubberGoat21/04/2010 at 11:38

    There was a whole thing about it in '06

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/50192

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/52443

    agreed. i had no idea they were stalling the wing though.

    In fairness, there was not as much technical reporting in 2006 like there is now...

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 11:42

    In fairness, there was not as much technical reporting in 2006 like there is now...

    That's probably why I never really understood it when it was going on :)

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 11:48

    Work all handed in to be binded, now we play the waiting game... *twiddles thumbs*

    I do appreciate how the recommended book binding place in cardiff was not far from a Greggs. Excellent work from my uni.

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 12:00

    Work all handed in to be binded, now we play the waiting game... *twiddles thumbs*

    How long?

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 12:00

    How long?

    Should be available to pick up tomorrow. Tomorrow is too long! I want it now so I can stare at it in happiness :)

  • me21/04/2010 at 12:04

    google appears to have removed timesonline.co.uk from its main index. although articles are still showing on the news index: http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&tbo=p&tbs=nws:1&q=times+online&btnG=Search&meta=&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

    #notmfc

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 12:05

    http://joesawa...press-coming-through/

    Loved this. It seems Emirates have come out of this very well indeed, I just saw Noble's tweets linked at Autosport

    http://twitter.com/noblef1

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 12:08

    google appears to have removed timesonline.co.uk from its main index. although articles are still showing on the news index: http://www.goo...038;oq=&gs_rfai=

    What will happen to times online then? Unless you have a subscription the enws on it will be completely inaccessible?

  • Kathi21/04/2010 at 12:08

    Loved this. It seems Emirates have come out of this very well indeed, I just saw Noble's tweets linked at Autosport

    I love emirates. I only flew once with them and got upgraded on the return flight.

  • me21/04/2010 at 12:09

    What will happen to times online then? Unless you have a subscription the enws on it will be completely inaccessible?

    free at the moment, £1 a day from june or something like that. should be interesting to see if it works.

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 12:13

    free at the moment, £1 a day from june or something like that. should be interesting to see if it works.

    Depends on your definition of 'works' as well!

  • me21/04/2010 at 12:15

    Depends on your definition of 'works' as well!

    i guess "makes more money than they currently are", would be considered a success.

    the times+ site is here: http://www.timesplus.co.uk/

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 12:19

    the times+ site is here: http://www.timesplus.co.uk/

    Conveniently buries the £2 a week bit in the FAQs :)

  • me21/04/2010 at 12:20

    Conveniently buries the £2 a week bit in the FAQs :)

    it's a pound a day?

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 12:20

    it's a pound a day?

    A digital subscription, giving you access to thetimes.co.uk and thesundaytimes.co.uk is £2 per week. You can also purchase a 24 hour pass for £1 giving you 24 hour access to both websites.

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 12:21

    Team Penske has ride-height control

    http://www.indystar.com/article/20100418/SPORTS0107/4180378/1217/SPORTS0107

  • me21/04/2010 at 12:21

    it's a pound a day?

    for some reason when i typed it, my mind translated it to £1 per week.

    i thought that sounded reasonable. one pound a day??

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 12:21

    it's a pound a day?

    O.O

    Rupert Murdoch is a greedy greedy man grr

  • me21/04/2010 at 12:22

    A digital subscription, giving you access to thetimes.co.uk and thesundaytimes.co.uk is £2 per week. You can also purchase a 24 hour pass for £1 giving you 24 hour access to both websites.

    not sure i've ever used the sunday times site. can't i just use the one for half price?

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 12:23

    not sure i've ever used the sunday times site. can't i just use the one for half price?

    The only thing the Times has ever offered of interest to me is a couple of columnists, who I would have followed IF there had been a reasonable RSS feed.

    As far as I could tell, you could only follow everything or nothing. Which sounds like it is the ethos for Mr Murdoch.

  • me21/04/2010 at 12:23

    Team Penske has ride-height control

    http://www.ind...80378/1217/SPORTS0107

    interesting they had these systems last year.

    did newey copy indycar?

  • me21/04/2010 at 12:24

    As far as I could tell, you could only follow everything or nothing. Which sounds like it is the ethos for Mr Murdoch.

    :)

  • RubberGoat21/04/2010 at 12:24

    not sure i've ever used the sunday times site. can't i just use the one for half price?

    The only thing the Times has ever offered of interest to me is a couple of columnists, who I would have followed IF there had been a reasonable RSS feed.

    As far as I could tell, you could only follow everything or nothing. Which sounds like it is the ethos for Mr Murdoch.

    All I ever bothered with was the odd Clarskon column. But I end up just buying the books anyway!

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 12:25

    interesting they had these systems last year.

    did newey copy indycar?

    It's an interesting thought, not many would think to look at such a restricted series..

  • RubberGoat21/04/2010 at 12:26

    interesting they had these systems last year.

    did newey copy indycar?

    It's an interesting thought, not many would think to look at such a restricted series..

    It's a cool idea because that series is so technically restricted...

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 12:26

    All I ever bothered with was the odd Clarskon column. But I end up just buying the books anyway!

    Exactly that.

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 12:28

    my mum cooked me dinner then folded my washing. I like having visitors.

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 12:37

    my mum cooked me dinner then folded my washing. I like having visitors.

    Mums are quite awesome.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 12:38

    my mum cooked me dinner then folded my washing. I like having visitors.

    They got over you being late then

    Afternoon folks

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 12:39

    Mums are quite awesome.

    I got quite excited to see my best friend's mum at the airport too. Two mums in one day is a lot.

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 12:39

    They got over you being late then

    I was late to the airport and still had to wait 15 minutes for them. Last people off the plane!

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 12:40

    I was late to the airport and still had to wait 15 minutes for them. Last people off the plane!

    You need to widen your margin of error ;)

    #UnnecessaryPanic

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 12:41

    You need to widen your margin of error ;)

    #UnnecessaryPanic

    After missing out on Alonso stalking when my brother was last off the plane, I'm starting to think it runs in the family.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 12:43

    After missing out on Alonso stalking when my brother was last off the plane, I'm starting to think it runs in the family.

    Shall remember that for when you arrive in London :D

  • RubberGoat21/04/2010 at 12:44

    After missing out on Alonso stalking when my brother was last off the plane, I'm starting to think it runs in the family.

    Shall remember that for when you arrive in London :D

    As things stand I will hopefully arrive long before you finish your shift ;)

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 12:44

    Shall remember that for when you arrive in London :D

    I tend to be first off the plane, but I always seem to have the last suitcase that arrives on the baggage claim :(

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 12:45

    I tend to be first off the plane, but I always seem to have the last suitcase that arrives on the baggage claim :(

    Check in online, arrive at airport with bag later

    Last on, first out

  • RubberGoat21/04/2010 at 12:46

    Shall remember that for when you arrive in London :D

    I tend to be first off the plane, but I always seem to have the last suitcase that arrives on the baggage claim :(

    We got really lucky coming home from the UK - sat near the front of the plane, and our suitcases were first off so we managed to just catch the early train home ;)

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 12:47

    Check in online, arrive at airport with bag later

    Last on, first out

    being last on is too scary. Last time I left NZ my brother was driving and he got me to check in one minute before it closed and it took years off my life.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 12:47

    As things stand I will hopefully arrive long before you finish your shift ;)

    Might be worth you getting the tube 2 stops to my work, will obviously chat nearer the time

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 12:47

    being last on is too scary

    Luggage, I mean

  • me21/04/2010 at 12:47

    isn't it odd that @rf1paddockpass's list of f1 key people consists of... just tony fernandes?

    http://twitter.com/rf1paddockpass/key-people

  • RubberGoat21/04/2010 at 12:48

    As things stand I will hopefully arrive long before you finish your shift ;)

    Might be worth you getting the tube 2 stops to my work, will obviously chat nearer the time

    Sounds good. We can look at it later on. I will buy my GA ticket this week!

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 12:48

    isn't it odd that @rf1paddockpass's list of f1 key people consists of... just tony fernandes?

    http://twitter...addockpass/key-people

    Travel agent?

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 12:48

    isn't it odd that @rf1paddockpass's list of f1 key people consists of... just tony fernandes?

    maybe they couldn't fit "key people if we get trapped in an ash cloud and need a friendly airline man to help"

  • me21/04/2010 at 12:48

    Travel agent?

    :)

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 12:50

    Next time someone offers me an 8 hour delivery window for a small envelope, I'm gonna give them a window on when to expect payment

    "Next month, sometime"

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 12:51

    Next time someone offers me an 8 hour delivery window for a small envelope, I'm gonna give them a window on when to expect payment

    was it an exciting envelope though?

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 12:53

    isn't it odd that @rf1paddockpass's list of f1 key people consists of... just tony fernandes?

    Just you wait - there might be a Lotus-Renault deal in the offing. ;)

    Hi all.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 12:54

    was it an exciting envelope though?

    When it arrives it will be

    Jònsi tickets

    I could have paid six pounds to secure a time

    9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm

    Needless to say, I told them what to do with that!

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 12:55

    I could have paid six pounds to secure a time

    9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm

    Or I could have had it delivered to Lou or Lukeh, as long as they had my ID [facepalm]

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 12:55

    Needless to say, I told them what to do with that!

    that is absolutely ridiculous! I get really angry when I buy tickets to anything and they don't give me a pdf e-ticket option.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 12:56

    that is absolutely ridiculous! I get really angry when I buy tickets to anything and they don't give me a pdf e-ticket option.

    Apple have just secured a patent for iPhone ticketing

    Scan the barcode on the screen

    Great idea, just make sure your phone is charged :)

  • me21/04/2010 at 13:00

    Hi all.

    hey chap

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:02

    hey chap

    how's things? :)

  • me21/04/2010 at 13:02

    how's things? :)

    very, very good. did you have a good weekend?

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:02

    Journeyer!

    Are you still collating the montage music from the BBC shows?

    http://tinypic.com/r/21nea9t/5

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:05

    Journeyer!

    Are you still collating the montage music from the BBC shows?

    http://tinypic.com/r/21nea9t/5

    Hey Bassano. Yup, still am. :) I got the montage music on Sunday night, thanks to Lou and Lukeh. :D Take That is OK, but I've always loved Sledgehammer, even before this weekend. :)

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 13:05

    Hey Bassano. Yup, still am. :) I got the montage music on Sunday night, thanks to Lou and Lukeh. :D Take That is OK, but I've always loved Sledgehammer, even before this weekend. :)

    I had it in my head ALL DAY yesterday.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:05

    Hey Bassano. Yup, still am. :) I got the montage music on Sunday night, thanks to Lou and Lukeh. :D Take That is OK, but I've always loved Sledgehammer, even before this weekend. :)

    I thought the Sledgehammer bit was a sample in the Wiley track

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:05

    very, very good. did you have a good weekend?

    Indeed I did! :D About the only thing stopping it from being a perfect weekend is the missing Schumi autograph. ;)

    The hairpin seat was worth its weight in GOLD - so much action! :)

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:06

    I had it in my head ALL DAY yesterday.

    Take That or Sledgehammer?

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:06

    The hairpin seat was worth its weight in GOLD - so much action! :)

    Yeah, great spot

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:06

    I thought the Sledgehammer bit was a sample in the Wiley track

    That would've been quite a leap. :D Peter Gabriel has always rocked for me, though. :)

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:07

    That would've been quite a leap. :D Peter Gabriel has always rocked for me, though. :)

    It was too wrong for the BBC to have mixed it

    Must've been the commercial release

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 13:07

    Take That or Sledgehammer?

    Sledgehammer. I don't know Take That enough for it to get stuck in my head, the only part I've ever heard was the bit on the F1 coverage.

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 13:08

    It was too wrong for the BBC to have mixed it

    Must've been the commercial release

    I thought it was the BBC, they mixed two at the last race as well

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:08

    Sledgehammer. I don't know Take That enough for it to get stuck in my head, the only part I've ever heard was the bit on the F1 coverage.

    And that was too much ;)

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:08

    Sledgehammer. I don't know Take That enough for it to get stuck in my head, the only part I've ever heard was the bit on the F1 coverage.

    I wanna be... a Sledgehammer! :D

    It's very interesting, though, how the BBC music selection this year is SO different to last year.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:08

    I thought it was the BBC, they mixed two at the last race as well

    Sack the DJ

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:08

    I thought it was the BBC, they mixed two at the last race as well

    Have done it for every race this year bar Bahrain.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:08

    It's very interesting, though, how the BBC music selection this year is SO different to last year.

    Preferred last year's TBH

  • RubberGoat21/04/2010 at 13:09

    It's very interesting, though, how the BBC music selection this year is SO different to last year.

    At least it's not all Live Lounge songs this year!

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 13:09

    Preferred last year's TBH

    I particularly enjoyed Monaco last year *runs*

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:10

    At least it's not all Live Lounge songs this year!

    Indeed. :) I'm with Bassano's - last year's is better as a whole compared to this year so far, but this year's has much more variety.

  • Amy21/04/2010 at 13:10

    well I am surprisingly tired for 11pm, I shall hit the sack. G'night all :)

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:10

    well I am surprisingly tired for 11pm, I shall hit the sack. G'night all :)

    G'night Amy

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:10

    well I am surprisingly tired for 11pm, I shall hit the sack. G'night all :)

    Night Amy!

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 13:10

    well I am surprisingly tired for 11pm, I shall hit the sack. G'night all :)

    Night Amy

  • RubberGoat21/04/2010 at 13:11

    At least it's not all Live Lounge songs this year!

    Indeed. :) I'm with Bassano's - last year's is better as a whole compared to this year so far, but this year's has much more variety.

    That's a fair point TBH.

  • James21/04/2010 at 13:22

    Hmm I seem to have just written my daily post :D

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 13:22

    Hmm I seem to have just written my daily post :D

    Crikey!

  • me21/04/2010 at 13:23

    Hmm I seem to have just written my daily post :D

    meanie!

  • me21/04/2010 at 13:23

    The hairpin seat was worth its weight in GOLD - so much action! :)

    woot!

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 13:23

    Hmm I seem to have just written my daily post :D

    A new standard to reach, clearly :)

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 13:24

    The hairpin seat was worth its weight in GOLD - so much action! :)

    We rarely see a good Chinese GP so pleeeeeeease go every year :) I am now basing my view that the race was good because Journeyer was there

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:25

    We rarely see a good Chinese GP so pleeeeeeease go every year :) I am now basing my view that the race was good because Journeyer was there

    I though it was because Christine didn't watch it?

    What if it has to be both?

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 13:25

    Also Journeyer that must've meant you must've gotten the chance to see some of the various battles Schumacher had going into that corner, must've been good for you as a Schumi fan :)

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 13:25

    I though it was because Christine didn't watch it?

    What if it has to be both?

    Then this sport is becoming too superstitious in the requirements necessary for a good race ;)

  • James21/04/2010 at 13:27

    Crikey!

    I needed a break from uni stuff, so thought i'd write it. The rest just sort of happened! :D

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:28

    Also Journeyer that must've meant you must've gotten the chance to see some of the various battles Schumacher had going into that corner, must've been good for you as a Schumi fan :)

    Bittersweet is the perfect word. His defence against Lewis was EPIC, but seeing him get passed by car after car after car really hurt.

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:28

    We rarely see a good Chinese GP so pleeeeeeease go every year :) I am now basing my view that the race was good because Journeyer was there

    HAHA! :P Too funny. :D

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 13:29

    Bittersweet is the perfect word. His defence against Lewis was EPIC, but seeing him get passed by car after car after car really hurt.

    Ahh, good point. I may have forgotten how slow his car seemed at times coming out of that corner...

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:30

    Ahh, good point. I may have forgotten how slow his car seemed at times coming out of that corner...

    And he seemed to be scrabbling for grip pretty often, too. :(

  • James21/04/2010 at 13:31

    meanie!

    #sorryMrC

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:33

    And he seemed to be scrabbling for grip pretty often, too. :(

    I wonder if his set-up is not to his [or his car's] liking, or if Nico is just faster these days

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:34

    And he seemed to be scrabbling for grip pretty often, too. :(

    On the other hand, Petrov really impressed me. His moves on Schumacher, then Webber were quite exquisite.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:34

    On the other hand, Petrov really impressed me. His moves on Schumacher, then Webber were quite exquisite.

    When he stays on the track, he can be quite good

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 13:35

    most of my teachers or classmates are littered around the world anyway.... {Comment #22}

    One of my classmates was stuck in Las Vegas yesterday evening. Surprisingly, every other student and teacher for my classes has attended and none of the other people I know face-to-face have been directly affected.

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 13:35

    On the other hand, Petrov really impressed me. His moves on Schumacher, then Webber were quite exquisite.

    He even did a twirly wirly on the track and got away with it

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:35

    I wonder if his set-up is not to his [or his car's] liking, or if Nico is just faster these days

    I suspect more of the latter. Even when the setup isn't so much to his liking, he usually finds a way to cope. But it just hasn't happened. Ted thinks he's still gonna win at least 1 race this year, but I suspect that it will have a bit of luck involved to ensure he stays ahead not only of Nico, but of the other Big 4 teams.

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:36

    He even did a twirly wirly on the track and got away with it

    Indeed so. :)

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 13:39

    I wonder if his set-up is not to his [or his car's] liking, or if Nico is just faster these days

    I think it was in the Ted article Mr C linked earlier, MercGP have their weight bias too far rearward and can't move it far enough. And when they move it as far as they can it kills the front tyres.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:40

    Is it me, or is Ferrari's insistance that there is no bad feeling between their driver's, protesting a little too much

    If it's a non-story, just ignore it

  • Alex Andronov21/04/2010 at 13:40

    'ello everyone... So we didn't make it out of the country either... While that's bad news I think that does mean that we will have a radio show this week... Almost as good as an 8 day holiday right?

    #keepingpositive :)

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:41

    'ello everyone... So we didn't make it out of the country either... While that's bad news I think that does mean that we will have a radio show this week... Almost as good as an 8 day holiday right?

    More Giggles Radio, w00t!

    Any birthday plans now Alex?

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:44

    'ello everyone... So we didn't make it out of the country either... While that's bad news I think that does mean that we will have a radio show this week... Almost as good as an 8 day holiday right?

    Hooray! :D

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:44

    'ello everyone...

    Oh, and hi Alex :D

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:45

    Is it me, or is Ferrari's insistance that there is no bad feeling between their driver's, protesting a little too much

    You're not the only one who's said that.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:46

    You're not the only one who's said that.

    How could Felipe not be peeved by Alonso's pitlane entrance move?

  • Alex Andronov21/04/2010 at 13:46

    Depends on your definition of 'works' as well!

    Aha an If-By-Whiskey argument :)

  • Alex Andronov21/04/2010 at 13:48

    my mum cooked me dinner then folded my washing. I like having visitors.

    Did she consult the wiki for the folding?

  • me21/04/2010 at 13:48

    How could Felipe not be peeved by Alonso's pitlane entrance move?

    because he screwed up. he can only be mad at himself, no?

  • me21/04/2010 at 13:48

    'ello everyone... So we didn't make it out of the country either... While that's bad news I think that does mean that we will have a radio show this week... Almost as good as an 8 day holiday right?

    ahh shoot. yay for more radio though :)

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:48

    How could Felipe not be peeved by Alonso's pitlane entrance move?

    because he screwed up. he can only be mad at himself, no?

    or Felipe could actually be peeved, but has the good sense not to wash his dirty linen in public...

  • me21/04/2010 at 13:49

    or Felipe could actually be peeved, but has the good sense not to wash his dirty linen in public...

    again. peeved at himself.

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 13:50

    again. peeved at himself.

    hmmm... i don't think so, TBH. i just don't see why he would be. what else could he have done to prevent a pass from Alonso?

  • Alex Andronov21/04/2010 at 13:51

    Any birthday plans now Alex?

    We are now going away just for the night itself to a friend who runs a pub / hotel / restaurant out of London.

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 13:51

    'ello everyone... So we didn't make it out of the country either... While that's bad news I think that does mean that we will have a radio show this week... Almost as good as an 8 day holiday right?

    Boo for no holiday, will you still have time off?

  • me21/04/2010 at 13:51

    hmmm... i don't think so, TBH. i just don't see why he would be. what else could he have done to prevent a pass from Alonso?

    closed the door. he wasn't expecting it, he made it way too easy.

    it's kinda like kubs queue jumping in malaysia. i commend thinking outside the box. (and snigger at felipe)

  • Alex Andronov21/04/2010 at 13:51

    Boo for no holiday, will you still have time off?

    No I'm at work... am hoping to move the holiday

  • me21/04/2010 at 13:52

    No I'm at work... am hoping to move the holiday

    you're moving naples?

  • Alex Andronov21/04/2010 at 13:53

    Aha an If-By-Whiskey argument :)

    Ooops didn't explain myself. An If-By-Whiskey argument is one where you suspect the other person of putting themselves in a position where they are redefining what they are talking about as they are going along...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If-by-whiskey

  • Alex Andronov21/04/2010 at 13:54

    you're moving naples?

    :)

    I meant... move the holiday dates :)

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 13:54

    No I'm at work... am hoping to move the holiday

    Ah I see, good plan

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:55

    We are now going away just for the night itself to a friend who runs a pub / hotel / restaurant out of London.

    Well, that'll be nice

  • me21/04/2010 at 13:56

    We are now going away just for the night itself to a friend who runs a pub / hotel / restaurant out of London.

    Well, that'll be nice

    wow. that's a long way out of london.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:56

    because he screwed up. he can only be mad at himself, no?

    I thought he went wide cos Alondo ducked in front of him

    I'll have to watch that bit again

  • me21/04/2010 at 13:57

    I thought he went wide cos Alondo ducked in front of him

    I'll have to watch that bit again

    yes. he LET alonso duck in front of him.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:57

    or Felipe could actually be peeved, but has the good sense not to wash his dirty linen in public...

    That is true, keep it behind closed doors

    Ferrari are trying to blow the cover story though

  • Alex Andronov21/04/2010 at 13:57

    wow. that's a long way out of london.

    :)

  • James21/04/2010 at 13:58

    daily post submitted Christine. :)

    #hidesfromMrC

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 13:58

    it's kinda like kubs queue jumping in malaysia. i commend thinking outside the box. (and snigger at felipe)

    It's a harsh move on a team mate who then has to queue behind you

    Still, that's a champions mentality

  • me21/04/2010 at 13:59

    It's a harsh move on a team mate who then has to queue behind you

    Still, that's a champions mentality

    of course. but that is racing.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 14:00

    of course. but that is racing.

    Indeed

    Was fun to watch

  • me21/04/2010 at 14:01

    Indeed

    Was fun to watch

    indeed. i think people are on the wrong lines re: the feud though. massa got taught a lesson. no wonder he's keeping quiet.

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 14:01

    Is it me, or is Ferrari's insistance that there is no bad feeling between their driver's, protesting a little too much {Comment #217}

    If Fernando does anything like it again, I think he'll be paid back with interest because of this rather overt ignoring of this incident. It sounds like "we'll forgive you this once but you'd better not do it again or else..."

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 14:02

    If Fernando does anything like it again, I think he'll be paid back with interest because of this rather overt ignoring of this incident. It sounds like "we'll forgive you this once but you'd better not do it again or else..."

    I have a feeling he'll do it at any opportunity

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 14:02

    indeed. i think people are on the wrong lines re: the feud though. massa got taught a lesson. no wonder he's keeping quiet.

    Don't trust Alonso :D

  • me21/04/2010 at 14:02

    If Fernando does anything like it again, I think he'll be paid back with interest because of this rather overt ignoring of this incident. It sounds like "we'll forgive you this once but you'd better not do it again or else..."

    rubbish

  • me21/04/2010 at 14:03

    Don't trust Alonso :D

    no. the line is around the corner, and you race UP TO THE LINE.

  • MarileneRiddle21/04/2010 at 14:03

    Does anyone have news on how Ferrari is getting back to Europe?

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 14:03

    Don't trust Alonso :D

    Speaking of which, any news on Massa's 2011 status? Is he still contracted to Ferrari? I wonder if Fernando would rather have good pal Kubica in the other car...

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 14:04

    Does anyone have news on how Ferrari is getting back to Europe?

    The only Ferrari related news apart ffrom the non-feud that I've seen are about LDM stepping down at Fiat

  • me21/04/2010 at 14:04

    Speaking of which, any news on Massa's 2011 status? Is he still contracted to Ferrari? I wonder if Fernando would rather have good pal Kubica in the other car...

    joe had some thoughts on the podcast. nothing confirmed yet.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 14:04

    Speaking of which, any news on Massa's 2011 status? Is he still contracted to Ferrari? I wonder if Fernando would rather have good pal Kubica in the other car...

    "Under negotiation"

    Don't expect any news soon [Maybe Monza]

  • MarileneRiddle21/04/2010 at 14:05

    My dad claims he just saw a truck in the northern part of Singapore carrying a Ferrari F1 car. It looks like the real thing - with Santander stickers and tire warmers at all. Which begs the question...

    WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY DOING HERE?

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 14:06

    closed the door. he wasn't expecting it, he made it way too easy. {Comment #233}

    If Felipe had closed the door, there would have been a crash, 2 Ferraris limping down the pit lane and both drivers would have been screamed at in the debrief. As it stands, Massa comes out of this looking like a bloke with sense and Fernando looks like he could be a liability. In other words, the perfect set-up for a repeat of 2007's fall-out between team and driver.

    If it's anything like 2007, Felipe will know the smart move will be to keep his head down because that means he can do a Hamilton and provide his team with a focus point if/when the Alonso/Ferrari dynamic falls over. Admittedly the relationship hasn't fallen over yet but it is starting to wobble.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 14:06

    WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY DOING HERE?

    Waiting for services to resume as normal

    As far as I know, nearly ALL the equipment is still in Asia

  • me21/04/2010 at 14:06

    If Felipe had closed the door, there would have been a crash

    yeah, if he closed it ON him. he should've closed it waaaaay in advance of that!

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 14:07

    Waiting for services to resume as normal

    As far as I know, nearly ALL the equipment is still in Asia

    Indeed. More than a few decided to go home via KL or Singapore.

  • MarileneRiddle21/04/2010 at 14:07

    Waiting for services to resume as normal

    As far as I know, nearly ALL the equipment is still in Asia

    But still, in an open air truck, where people are gawking at it, in northern singapore where there are only housing estates? WTH?

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 14:07

    But still, in an open air truck, where people are gawking at it, in northern singapore where there are only housing estates? WTH?

    good point.

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 14:08

    rubbish {Comment #253}

    How so? The explanation fits the evidence and Massa's not the type to keel over just because he has an aggressive team-mate - Sauber in 2005 demonstrates that.

  • MarileneRiddle21/04/2010 at 14:09

    Clearly, Ferrari has lost its bearings completely without Jean Todt at helm.

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 14:09

    My dad claims he just saw a truck in the northern part of Singapore carrying a Ferrari F1 car. It looks like the real thing - with Santander stickers and tire warmers at all. Which begs the question...

    Probably a demo car to promote the SGP

  • me21/04/2010 at 14:09

    How so? The explanation fits the evidence and Massa's not the type to keel over just because he has an aggressive team-mate - Sauber in 2005 demonstrates that.

    mass screwed up his pit entry, by being asleep. he allowed another driver to get the jump on him.

    he comes out of it looking like a lemon.

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 14:09

    yeah, if he closed it ON him. he should've closed it waaaaay in advance of that! {Comment #263}

    Which would have been no help whatsoever because the pit lane was wide enough for two abreast up to that corner. It was close the door at the corner or not at all.

  • MarileneRiddle21/04/2010 at 14:09

    Probably a demo car to promote the SGP

    Why would demo cars need tire warmers?

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 14:09

    But still, in an open air truck, where people are gawking at it, in northern singapore where there are only housing estates? WTH?

    I saw an F1 Ferrari in London on a flat bed truck on the way to Heathrow

    Cheap advertising?

  • me21/04/2010 at 14:09

    My dad claims he just saw a truck in the northern part of Singapore carrying a Ferrari F1 car. It looks like the real thing - with Santander stickers and tire warmers at all. Which begs the question...

    tyre warmers during transit? almost certainly not this year's car.

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 14:10

    Waiting for services to resume as normal

    As far as I know, nearly ALL the equipment is still in Asia

    Joe said the team stuff is in Bilbao

  • me21/04/2010 at 14:10

    Which would have been no help whatsoever because the pit lane was wide enough for two abreast up to that corner. It was close the door at the corner or not at all.

    if he took the inside line... where exactly would alonso have gone?

  • MarileneRiddle21/04/2010 at 14:10

    tyre warmers during transit? almost certainly not this year's car.

    I don't think the previous year's car had the white Santander sticker.

  • me21/04/2010 at 14:10

    Why would demo cars need tire warmers?

    so that it doesn't crash on cold tyres.

  • me21/04/2010 at 14:10

    I don't think the previous year's car had the white Santander sticker.

    they repaint them

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 14:11

    mass screwed up his pit entry, by being asleep. he allowed another driver to get the jump on him.

    he comes out of it looking like a lemon. {Comment #270}

    He wasn't asleep, he slipped up on a puddle a bit. The only reason Alonso "got the jump" on him, despite that slip, was because Felipe was alert enough to work out a crash was imminent and acted to avoid it. If anything he was paying more attention than Fernando at that stage, which is why he comes out of it looking better than Fernando.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 14:11

    I don't think the previous year's car had the white Santander sticker.

    If it's a demo, it'll run today's livery

  • MarileneRiddle21/04/2010 at 14:12

    they repaint them

    ... I still don't get it. Wouldn't it be better off in a display case in the city where the circuit and people are? Instead of a housing estate?

  • me21/04/2010 at 14:12

    He wasn't asleep, he slipped up on a puddle a bit

    hehehehe. yeah, that sounds like massa.

  • James21/04/2010 at 14:12

    I don't think the previous year's car had the white Santander sticker.

    they repaint them

    indeed. might be the F60 in F10 colours: http://vivacity.pe/deporte/files/2010/01/ferrari-marlboro-santander.jpg

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 14:12

    if he took the inside line... where exactly would alonso have gone? {Comment #276}

    The same place as he did in the race.

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 14:12

    Why would demo cars need tire warmers?

    It would only need them for two reasons:

    1 - they're about to run the car

    or 2 - decoration

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 14:12

    ... I still don't get it. Wouldn't it be better off in a display case in the city where the circuit and people are? Instead of a housing estate?

    If it was on a truck, I'd say it was in transit

  • MarileneRiddle21/04/2010 at 14:12

    He wasn't asleep, he slipped up on a puddle a bit. The only reason Alonso "got the jump" on him, despite that slip, was because Felipe was alert enough to work out a crash was imminent and acted to avoid it. If anything he was paying more attention than Fernando at that stage, which is why he comes out of it looking better than Fernando.

    BTW agreed. Apparantly, Felipe also told the team through the radio to get the tires ready for Alonso. Instead of swearing. ;)

  • me21/04/2010 at 14:13

    The same place as he did in the race.

    are we talking about the same pitlane entrance in china here?

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 14:13

    BTW agreed. Apparantly, Felipe also told the team through the radio to get the tires ready for Alonso. Instead of swearing. ;)

    Pushovers don't win championships

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 14:14

    Pushovers don't win championships

    If Massa ever does win, they'd be morally obliged to give 60% of it to Rob ;)

  • MarileneRiddle21/04/2010 at 14:14

    If it was on a truck, I'd say it was in transit

    The airport to the city takes 15-25 minutes. The airport to Ang Mo Kio (the housing estate) takes the same time. Plus the storage places are all south too.

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 14:14

    are we talking about the same pitlane entrance in china here?

    Can I just say, Tilke may have many shortcomings, but that China pitlane entry is genius. Pure genius.

  • me21/04/2010 at 14:14

    Pushovers don't win championships

    seconded

  • me21/04/2010 at 14:14

    Can I just say, Tilke may have many shortcomings, but that China pitlane entry is genius. Pure genius.

    :)

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 14:14

    Can I just say, Tilke may have many shortcomings, but that China pitlane entry is genius. Pure genius.

    Luck, I'm guessing

  • MarileneRiddle21/04/2010 at 14:15

    Can I just say, Tilke may have many shortcomings, but that China pitlane entry is genius. Pure genius.

    Completely agree. With the accompanying gravel trap.

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 14:16

    Luck, I'm guessing

    :D I wonder if Lewis and Felipe would agree. ;)

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 14:16

    Completely agree. With the accompanying gravel trap.

    Who was it that said before that, "why is there a gravel trap at pit entry? it makes no sense!"

    :D

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 14:16

    :D I wonder if Lewis and Felipe would agree. ;)

    That'd be 'bad luck' then :)

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 14:17

    Can I just say, Tilke may have many shortcomings, but that China pitlane entry is genius. Pure genius.

    Not to mention it's the most difficult pit entry to get right in the F1 games. :)

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 14:17

    are we talking about the same pitlane entrance in china here? {Comment #289}

    Yes (in theory)!

  • MarileneRiddle21/04/2010 at 14:17

    Who was it that said before that, "why is there a gravel trap at pit entry? it makes no sense!"

    Tosh. It makes complete sense. Just requires more skill, is all. :P

  • me21/04/2010 at 14:17

    Who was it that said before that, "why is there a gravel trap at pit entry? it makes no sense!"

    it's for a different circuit layout.

  • me21/04/2010 at 14:17

    are we talking about the same pitlane entrance in china here? {Comment #289}

    Yes (in theory)!

    in that case, i completely disagree with your assessment of the situation.

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 14:18

    Pushovers don't win championships

    seconded {Comment #294}

    Thirded ;)

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 14:18

    PING! I have been writing an odd but fun f1 blog post :) http://gridwalktalk.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/what-if-formula-1-was-a-soap-opera/

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 14:18

    PING! I have been writing an odd but fun f1 blog post :) http://gridwal...a-1-was-a-soap-opera/

    Did you get your dissertation bound?

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 14:19

    in that case, i completely disagree with your assessment of the situation. {Comment #205}

    The disagreement is mutual. Which I think everyone else on the blog has worked out, so there probably isn't much point either of us pursuing this further right now...

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 14:19

    Did you get your dissertation bound?

    Yup, am going to lick it up tomorrow

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 14:19

    Yup, am going to lick it up tomorrow

    Urm... pick it up.

    That's not a good typo.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 14:20

    Yup, am going to lick it up tomorrow

    Will it be covered in chocolate sauce?

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 14:20

    Did you get your dissertation bound?

    Yup {Comment #310}

    Good news :)

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 14:34

    Yup, am going to lick it up tomorrow

    :-)

    I like dissertation and custard

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 14:35

    :-)

    I like dissertation and custard

    I will have to give out my special recipe clearly ;)

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 14:36

    Jake Humphrey from 1999 :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEtIuEW7cPE

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 14:38

    Ping: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/04/21/life-in-the-fast-lane-ii-part-1/

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 14:39

    Jake Humphrey from 1999 :D

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=lEtIuEW7cPE

    "Hi! My name is - Jake, my name is - Jake..."

    I'll never get that out of my head now. :P

    But wow. PS1?! N64?! And that was just 10-11 years ago??

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 14:39

    Ping: http://smarter...-fast-lane-ii-part-1/

    yyyyyyyyyyeeaaayyyy!!!!

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 14:39

    Ping: http://smarter...-fast-lane-ii-part-1/

    WHOA. *Runs to read*

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 14:39

    But wow. PS1?! N64?! And that was just 10-11 years ago??

    The PS1 is 15 years old now, scary

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 14:39

    WHOA. *Runs to read*

    BTW, not in the 10-step WP anymore?

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 14:40

    The PS1 is 15 years old now, scary

    Yipes.

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 14:40

    BTW, not in the 10-step WP anymore?

    It doesn't exist anymore. http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/04/16/whittled-down/

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 14:41

    BTW, not in the 10-step WP anymore?

    http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/04/18/spruced-up/

    #almostasquickasmrc

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 14:44

    BTW, not in the 10-step WP anymore? {Comment #322}

    Leaner, meaner and greener ;)

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 14:44

    #almostasquickasmrc

    Although it would be good if I copied the right link. Best see Christine's comment, she knows what she's doing. :)

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 14:45

    Leaner, meaner and greener ;)

    Or bluer, as it were. ;)

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 14:46

    Although it would be good if I copied the right link. Best see Christine's comment, she knows what she's doing. :)

    Hehe!

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 14:46

    Or bluer, as it were. ;) {Comment #328}

    I need new glasses...

  • me21/04/2010 at 15:25
  • RG21/04/2010 at 15:26

    Ping: http://smarter...-fast-lane-ii-part-1/

    Yaaaay :)

    Afternoon folks.

  • me21/04/2010 at 15:32

    Afternoon folks.

    howdy sir

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 15:33

    Afternoon folks.

    Hi RG. Are you doing the quiz tonight?

  • Journeyer21/04/2010 at 15:33

    Hi RG. Are you doing the quiz tonight?

    Yegads! The quiz!

    Hmmm... Should I do it?

  • RG21/04/2010 at 15:35

    Hi RG. Are you doing the quiz tonight?

    Yep :)

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 15:44

    Arrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

    That is all

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 15:50

    Erm hi?

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 15:52

    Erm hi?

    Afternoon Alison. You ok?

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 15:53

    Erm hi?

    Hi Alison

    I've been dealing with imbeciles today, how's your day been? :)

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 15:54

    I'm okay. I'm turned around and heading back north again. Nick's managed to get a flight tonight :)

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 15:55

    I'm okay. I'm turned around and heading back north again. Nick's managed to get a flight tonight :)

    Wow, that's good

    [for him, for you: not so much :(]

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 15:56

    Hi Alison

    I've been dealing with imbeciles today, how's your day been? :)

    Never, ever arrange a delivery by the DX group

    I've seen toddlers with better project management skills

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 15:57

    Yeah, it's okay though. I just want his awful housing mess to get sorted... I made him call them back, he wasn't going to take it.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 15:59

    Yeah, it's okay though. I just want his awful housing mess to get sorted... I made him call them back, he wasn't going to take it.

    I am passed amazed at his decision making process

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 16:00

    Yeah, i suspect he may have felt more than a little guilty though...

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 16:02

    It does kind of turn out he was right though, a lot of fuss over some hot air!

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 16:03

    It does kind of turn out he was right though, a lot of fuss over some hot air!

    Hold the front page

    Nick accused of being right ;)

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 16:06

    Don't tell him though!? I'll never hear the end of it...

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 16:06

    Don't tell him though!? I'll never hear the end of it...

    #classified

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 16:08

    Filed under WTF?

    Website Phones 4u surveyed 1500 women and found 54 per cent of women would be more likely to date a man if he owns an iPhone, presumably regardless of looks.

    What they don't say is that men are less likey to date women with the lack of sense to shop at Phones 4u

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 16:13

    Is that just saying women like rich men?

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 16:14

    Is that just saying women like rich men?

    Apparently, iPhone users are seen as successful

    So are drug dealers, in that context

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 16:18

    Happy days :) my phone's so chunky, it hardly goes in my pocket. I really don't think i'm a phone snob...

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 16:26

    Happy days :) my phone's so chunky, it hardly goes in my pocket. I really don't think i'm a phone snob...

    Bluetooth 0.1?

    http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/200419934-001.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=6C4008C0FD9EB5A54EEB65D60E399ACF5B3737ECFDF653252BBDCAF71871B4BA00123AA3B5A18ED0

  • Nick21/04/2010 at 16:28

    It does kind of turn out he was right though, a lot of fuss over some hot air!

    Hold the front page

    Nick accused of being right ;)

    :D

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 16:29

    :D

    Stop lurking and get to the airport! ;)

  • Nick21/04/2010 at 16:30

    Stop lurking and get to the airport! ;)

    I am tidying!

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 16:31

    I am tidying!

    Obviously

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 16:32

    Who knew Flava Flav was such a style icon so ahead of his time?

    http://www.cultofmac.com/pic-of-the-day-ipad-on-a-chain/39200

  • me21/04/2010 at 16:43

    It does kind of turn out he was right though, a lot of fuss over some hot air!

    i refuse to believe that. has he got you reading the daily mail too?

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 16:44

    i refuse to believe that. has he got you reading the daily mail too?

    :lol:

  • me21/04/2010 at 16:51

    am guessing alex already knows this:

    Zipcar Snaps Up UK Car-sharing Network Streetcar

    http://earth2tech.com/2010/04/21/zipcar-snaps-up-uk-car-sharing-network-streetcar/

  • Alex Andronov21/04/2010 at 16:52

    am guessing alex already knows this:

    Zipcar Snaps Up UK Car-sharing Network Streetcar

    http://earth2t...ng-network-streetcar/

    Oooh I didn't but that is awesome news!

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 16:52

    am guessing alex already knows this:

    Zipcar Snaps Up UK Car-sharing Network Streetcar

    http://earth2t...ng-network-streetcar/

    That was always gonna happen

    Is good news though. Zipcar was great in town, Street Car excelled in the suburbs

  • Alex Andronov21/04/2010 at 16:53

    That was always gonna happen

    Is good news though. Zipcar was great in town, Street Car excelled in the suburbs

    Exactly... And zipcar always seemed like a company that was going places.

  • me21/04/2010 at 16:56

    for lou: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/guernsey/8634137.stm

    (should make stalking a bit easier)

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 16:57

    for lou: http://news.bb.../guernsey/8634137.stm

    (should make stalking a bit easier)

    Also Tax Free, I presume

  • me21/04/2010 at 17:00

    Also Tax Free, I presume

    not sure it's tax free, but miles better than the uk, i believe.

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 17:03

    not sure it's tax free, but miles better than the uk, i believe.

    From 1 January 2008 it will operate a Zero-Ten corporate tax system where most companies will pay 0% corporate tax and a limited number of specific banking activities will be taxed at 10%

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernsey

  • Turkey Machine21/04/2010 at 17:03

    sup

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 17:04

    Hi TM

  • Turkey Machine21/04/2010 at 17:18

    howdy bassano

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 17:47

    Since when did they make so many announcements on trains??

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 17:52

    Dear Nick, please be on a train right now. Kthxby

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 17:53

    Since when did they make so many announcements on trains??

    It's annoying isn't it and rather discriminatory to deaf people

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 17:55

    He's whining on about what sorts of tickets are valid. Problem is, the train has left and doesn't stop for 2 hours. I just want to shout 'what does it matter' at the speakers...

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 17:56

    He's whining on about what sorts of tickets are valid. Problem is, the train has left and doesn't stop for 2 hours. I just want to shout 'what does it matter' at the speakers...

    iPod & Headphones

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 17:58

    It's too loud!! I have headphones in, i can still hear him listing every overpriced item available in the shop...

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 17:59

    Darren Heath's China pics are up

    http://www.darrenheath.com/season/2010/china-2010/image-gallery

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 18:01

    I have a very worried feeling that Nick hasn't left in time to get to the airport. I can't stress how angry i'd be if he missed this flight...

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 18:01

    Since when did they make so many announcements on trains??

    Well first they've got to tell you where you're going.

    Then they've got to tell where they'll stop on the way.

    Then the guard will say he's coming through.

    Then the buffet shop steward will tempt you with tea and coffee. Overpriced but often necessary, despite needing you to take your bags with you because you can't leave them unattended (they'll say that too if you're near London).

    Then at every station they'll tell you you're near a station, that you're at a station, and that you're leaving the station and where you're going next.

    At some stage you'll probably stop in the middle of nowhere for no apparent reason.

  • Nick21/04/2010 at 18:03

    I have a very worried feeling that Nick hasn't left in time to get to the airport. I can't stress how angry i'd be if he missed this flight...

    #YeHaveLittleFaith

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 18:04

    #YeHaveLittleFaith

    What time's your flight?

    #Heathrow'sNotFar

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 18:05

    It's too loud!! I have headphones in, i can still hear him listing every overpriced item available in the shop...

    Move away from the speakers :)

    Find one of those 'quiet carriages'

  • Bassano21/04/2010 at 18:06

    Right, I'm off t'pub

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 18:11

    Ah but it's not heathrow. We've already been over several unrealistic travel estimates today :P happily the 6.50 deadline appears to have been met :)

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 18:12

    Vijay Mallya is now on Twitter

    http://twitter.com/TheVijayMallya

  • me21/04/2010 at 18:24

    Vijay Mallya is now on Twitter

    http://twitter.com/TheVijayMallya

    cool!

  • Kathi21/04/2010 at 18:26

    #travelupdate

    It looks like the supermarkets are going on strike the last three days I am here. So I have to do all my shopping before that :( On the bright side my flight looks safe.

  • me21/04/2010 at 18:28

    Darren Heath's China pics are up

    http://www.dar...na-2010/image-gallery

    gah! i hate it. stop slideshow, just STOP!

  • me21/04/2010 at 18:29

    #travelupdate

    It looks like the supermarkets are going on strike the last three days I am here. So I have to do all my shopping before that :( On the bright side my flight looks safe.

    yay :)

  • me21/04/2010 at 18:40

    5live's pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

    they were travelling fast: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4540743705/

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 18:42

    ping - I has been watching more films: http://toata.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/77-movie-reviews-iii/

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 18:42
  • me21/04/2010 at 18:44

    i love these pics!

    long distance: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4540739029/

    holly and bradley arrive at the airport (people will talk... oh): http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4541371010/

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 18:44

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4540752747/

    Awwwwwww, ant on Crofty's shoulder!

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 18:45

    I love how Ant just seems to take photos of anything :D

  • lou21/04/2010 at 18:46

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4540736919/in/set-72157623904434404/

    Mikey!!!!

    #nothere

    #failsatstayingawayfromtheinternet

  • RG21/04/2010 at 18:50

    they were travelling fast: http://[email protected]/4540743705/

    Surely thats a bad thing to put online?

  • me21/04/2010 at 18:51

    Surely thats a bad thing to put online?

    erm... yes.

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 18:51

    Surely thats a bad thing to put online?

    The speedometer was broke, your honor

  • me21/04/2010 at 18:52

    Surely thats a bad thing to put online?

    The speedometer was broke, your honor

    can you photoshop it back to something less damning?

  • Nick21/04/2010 at 18:56

    What time's your flight?

    #Heathrow'sNotFar

    10 25

    Flying from gatwick as it is.cheaper to get to!

  • lou21/04/2010 at 18:56

    Surely thats a bad thing to put online?

    can't you go pretty fast on the french Peages?... but i think they time you between each one?.. or am i thinking of something else?

    #nothere

    #goingnow

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 18:56

    can you photoshop it back to something less damning?

    Good idea

    #musthelp

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 18:58

    can't you go pretty fast on the french Peages?... but i think they time you between each one?.. or am i thinking of something else?

    The speed limit in France is 130 (which is about 80mph).

  • Lady Snowcat21/04/2010 at 19:01

    Not tooo sure about the new name for Wednesday....

    especially when coined by a Goat....

    Very strange connotations guys...

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 19:02

    Good idea

    http://i43.tinypic.com/169rejo.png

    There we go, now they were going slower.

    Considerably slower...

  • me21/04/2010 at 19:03

    There we go, now they were going slower.

    ooh, tweet them :)

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 19:05

    ooh, tweet them :)

    done!

  • RG21/04/2010 at 19:06

    Little heads up, Viva F1 quiz in 24 minutes, as hosted by me. Riiiiight, here

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 19:08

    Crofty is hosting his Radio London show tonight and James Roberts of F1 Racing will be on in 10 mins to discuss F1 and travel..

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/programmes go to the Listen Live thing if you're in the UK

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 19:09

    Crofty is hosting his Radio London show tonight and James Roberts of F1 Racing will be on in 10 mins to discuss F1 and travel..

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/programmes go to the Listen Live thing if you're in the UK

    In fact he's talking to a team person now

  • me21/04/2010 at 19:09

    In fact he's talking to a team person now

    who is it?

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 19:10

    who is it?

    Force India

  • me21/04/2010 at 19:11

    Force India

    ahh, andy.

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 19:12

    Force India

    ahh, andy.

    He reckoned the cars were leaving Shanghai tomorrow, but Crofty thought some teams including Hispania had their cars in Spain already.

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 19:13

    Trucks need to leave FIF1 HQ a week on Monday to get to Barcelona on time, that's the cutoff.

  • startledbunny21/04/2010 at 19:13

    evening

  • me21/04/2010 at 19:15

    evening

    sir

  • RG21/04/2010 at 19:15

    evening

    hey mate.

  • Lady Snowcat21/04/2010 at 19:16

    oooo...

    They are talking about M on the Bund....

    Great restaurant...

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 19:17

    evening

    Hi

  • me21/04/2010 at 19:19

    does david croft always have a wednesday night radio show?

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 19:20

    does david croft always have a wednesday night radio show?

    It seems to be fairly regular, I keep forgetting it though, and I think he talks about football a lot

  • me21/04/2010 at 19:21

    It seems to be fairly regular, I keep forgetting it though, and I think he talks about football a lot

    he's talking to james now right?

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 19:23

    he's talking to james now right?

    Yeah

  • me21/04/2010 at 19:24

    he's talking to james now right?

    ahh, yes. i missed the introduction, but he just got an f1 racing plug in :)

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 19:27

    Mr C:

    http://twitter.com/F1Photographer/statuses/12593540647

  • lou21/04/2010 at 19:30

    http://twitter.com/F1Photographer/status/12593575216

    eeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

    #nothere

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 19:30

    And Darren just referred to Lou directly. I can hear the screaming from here

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 19:31

    I knew it!!

  • Nick21/04/2010 at 19:31

    have made it to check in!

    & my name is on the list! The list is important!

  • Lady Snowcat21/04/2010 at 19:36

    http://twitter...er/status/12593575216eeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

    Wow lou you are famous....

  • me21/04/2010 at 19:38

    Mr C:

    http://twitter.../statuses/12593540647

    ta. he's wrong, it doesn't work for me.

  • me21/04/2010 at 19:39

    crofty is tweeting while being on the radio.

    *bows down to the awesomeness*

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 19:42

    crofty is tweeting while being on the radio.

    I wish I knew how to

    *eats crisp*

    multitask

  • me21/04/2010 at 19:48

    Wow lou you are famous....

    i've been saying "hi lou" to lou for three years and never got an eek.

    lukeh?

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 19:50

    lukeh?

    She loves you really. I just get frowned at. :P

  • me21/04/2010 at 19:51

    She loves you really. I just get frowned at. :P

    :D

  • Lady Snowcat21/04/2010 at 19:53

    I see you are retweeting the F1 Racing mag...

    The Max thing was pretty funny and after scouring the mag I did find a mention of Kimi...

    Soon there won't be and I'll stop my subscription....

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 19:53

    Vijay Mallya is now on Twitter

    http://twitter.com/TheVijayMallya {Comment #388}

    Yay! :D

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 19:54

    And Darren just referred to Lou directly. I can hear the screaming from here

    He hasn't quite got the hang of replying though.. that's twice he's replied without a mention, to Mr C and to Lou..

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 19:54

    Soon there won't be and I'll stop my subscription....

    To be fair a magazine about F1 can't really give much coverage on an WRC driver

  • me21/04/2010 at 19:56

    I see you are retweeting the F1 Racing mag...

    The Max thing was pretty funny and after scouring the mag I did find a mention of Kimi...

    you have it already?

  • me21/04/2010 at 19:56

    Soon there won't be and I'll stop my subscription....

    To be fair a magazine about F1 can't really give much coverage on an WRC driver

    true story!

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 19:57

    you have it already?

    No idea with general subscriptions but f1 subscriptions seem to always come a few days before they're in the shops

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 19:58

    *f1 racing, even

  • lou21/04/2010 at 19:58

    i've been saying "hi lou" to lou for three years and never got an eek.

    i've stopped work for this evening so can now say hey to everyone properly :P

    A secret for you.. the first time Christine said my name on a debrief (regarding a comment on itunes i think) you both may have got an eeek from me..then i turned up in the comments... but i don't generally eeek at my friends.. that would be odd.

  • me21/04/2010 at 19:59

    A secret for you.. the first time Christine said my name on a debrief (regarding a comment on itunes i think) you both may have got an eeek from me..then i turned up in the comments... but i don't generally eeek at my friends.. that would be odd.

    :)

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 19:59

    The Max thing was pretty funny and after scouring the mag I did find a mention of Kimi...

    you have it already? {Comment #446}

    Yes. I got mine yesterday (the perks of being a UK subscriber are sweet).

  • me21/04/2010 at 19:59

    Yes. I got mine yesterday (the perks of being a UK subscriber are sweet).

    i thought it used to come out on a friday?

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 20:00

    i thought it used to come out on a friday?

    Thursdays now

  • lou21/04/2010 at 20:00

    She loves you really. I just get frowned at. :P

    you want me to eek at you when i see you rather than giving you a hug?...

  • Lady Snowcat21/04/2010 at 20:00

    To be fair a magazine about F1 can't really give much coverage on an WRC driver

    Well it would keep the sales up....

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 20:01

    Yes. I got mine yesterday (the perks of being a UK subscriber are sweet).

    i thought it used to come out on a friday? {Comment #453}

    My copy can't make its mind up what day it arrives. I think I've had it arrive every day of the week...

  • Lady Snowcat21/04/2010 at 20:01

    you have it already?

    I had it on Monday I think....

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 20:01

    you want me to eek at you when i see you rather than giving you a hug?...

    I'll take the hug :)

    It's my own fault for giggling when you're using mac keyboards. It is very sweet.

    (but funny)

    (#sorrylouiloveyoureally)

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 20:02

    To be fair a magazine about F1 can't really give much coverage on an WRC driver

    Well it would keep the sales up.... {Comment #456}

    The general idea as far as I can see is that rally enthusiasts buy Autosport (which is by the same company, so it gets the sales either way).

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 20:03

    The general idea as far as I can see is that rally enthusiasts buy Autosport (which is by the same company, so it gets the sales either way).

    Motorsport News is more geared to rally people I think, they cover a lot of national rally stuff as well.

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 20:03

    Motorsport News is more geared to rally people I think, they cover a lot of national rally stuff as well.

    Mind you, its been a while since I bought a copy

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 20:04

    i've stopped work for this evening so can now say hey to everyone properly :P

    Hello properly

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 20:04

    Motorsport News is more geared to rally people I think, they cover a lot of national rally stuff as well. {Comment #461}

    Ah, but I believe Motorsport News is a different company these days ;)

  • RG21/04/2010 at 20:05

    i've stopped work for this evening so can now say hey to everyone properly :P

    Heyyy lou

  • lou21/04/2010 at 20:05

    It's my own fault for giggling when you're using mac keyboards. It is very sweet.

    i was ill, standing up... and trying to figure out what the equivalent of tab enter was on a mac... it's just a habit now.. non of this clicking 'post comment' business.

    oh and i had to dear with the mouse!...

    (#sorrylouiloveyoureally)

    you giggling over my shoulder didn't help! :P although we do have a tendency to break computers and screens in london...

  • lou21/04/2010 at 20:06

    Heyyy lou

    eeeekk!

    see mr c... it's odd! :P

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 20:06

    oh and i had to dear with the mouse!...

    To be fair, i give you sympathy with that, for that mouse is not magic.

    It is a Stupid Mouse.

  • RG21/04/2010 at 20:06

    eeeekk!

    I feel honoured to be amongst the ranks of Darren Heath and Mrs C.

  • Lady Snowcat21/04/2010 at 20:07

    Motorsport News is more geared to rally people I think, they cover a lot of national rally stuff as well.

    Errr... not too sure about the "as well" stuff but I'll check it out....

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 20:07

    Ah, but I believe Motorsport News is a different company these days ;)

    Ah is it? Had no idea

  • me21/04/2010 at 20:08

    see mr c... it's odd! :P

    noted

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 20:09

    I feel honoured to be amongst the ranks of Darren Heath and Mrs C.

    also, John Button.

  • lou21/04/2010 at 20:09

    noted

    :)

    he replied again! :D do you think if i continue chatting to him like this till spa when i meet him he'll remember me?..(aim of spa = meeting lots of photographers and saying hi)

  • lou21/04/2010 at 20:10

    also, John Button.

    ... and Jenson... but shhhhhh

  • Lady Snowcat21/04/2010 at 20:10

    The general idea as far as I can see is that rally enthusiasts buy Autosport (which is by the same company, so it gets the sales either way).

    Have you looked at the number of rally pages verses F1 in Autosport lately... it's pathetic... the same is true of the website... that's a disgrace.... even with a rally on last weekend the coverage was less than for NASCAR....

    I am a subscriber of that too and they are getting to be on borrowed time ....

  • me21/04/2010 at 20:10

    he replied again! :D do you think if i continue chatting to him like this till spa when i meet him he'll remember me?..(aim of spa = meeting lots of photographers and saying hi)

    yes

  • me21/04/2010 at 20:11

    lou.... how did you spot darren in this pic?!?!?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4541285176/in/set-72157623904195372/

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 20:11

    lou.... how did you spot darren in this pic?!?!?

    I can barely see Holly let alone Darren

  • lou21/04/2010 at 20:12

    yes

    yay! i love knowing a plan might work.

  • Kathi21/04/2010 at 20:12

    Have you looked at the number of rally pages verses F1 in Autosport lately... it's pathetic... the same is true of the website... that's a disgrace.... even with a rally on last weekend the coverage was less than for NASCAR....

    It's not any worse than it had been for the last few years...

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 20:13

    he replied again! :D do you think if i continue chatting to him like this till spa when i meet him he'll remember me?..(aim of spa = meeting lots of photographers and saying hi)

    I think he does already.

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 20:13

    he replied again! :D do you think if i continue chatting to him like this till spa when i meet him he'll remember me?..(aim of spa = meeting lots of photographers and saying hi)

    The fact he replied to you by your name rather than just a reply says something

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 20:13

    lou.... how did you spot darren in this pic?!?!?

    http://www.fli...et-72157623904195372/

    and who are these? http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4541285738/in/set-72157623904195372/

  • lou21/04/2010 at 20:15

    lou.... how did you spot darren in this pic?!?!?

    errr... the same way i noticed Emily Davenport sitting at the very back of this photo? (near the people standing up)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4541285738/in/set-72157623904195372/

  • me21/04/2010 at 20:15

    errr... the same way i noticed Emily Davenport sitting at the very back of this photo? (near the people standing up)

    http://www.fli...et-72157623904195372/

    what?!

  • Lady Snowcat21/04/2010 at 20:16

    It's not any worse than it had been for the last few years...

    Well it's a disgrace...

    I am sorry I hadn't noticed before.... the guys are so awesome they deserve better treatment....

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 20:16

    errr... the same way i noticed Emily Davenport sitting at the very back of this photo? (near the people standing up)

    http://www.fli...et-72157623904195372/

    No wonder youre so good at Spot the difference, you have super eyes

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 20:16

    No wonder youre so good at Spot the difference, you have super eyes

    Or has found the large version :)

  • lou21/04/2010 at 20:20

    what?!

    I think this is her... if you look at the original size it looks kinda like her, plus she has a camera lens next to her..

    http://twitpic.com/1hcp4d

  • Alianora La Canta21/04/2010 at 20:21

    Plug: Spain Attendance: Good But Could Be Better

    (Apparently Spain's attendance is up 10% on this time last year but won't reach the track record attendance in 2007)

  • Lady Snowcat21/04/2010 at 20:24

    (Apparently Spain's attendance is up 10% on this time last year but won't reach the track record attendance in 2007)

    Well I am going as I like the city and always have a great time but.... perhaps Alfonso isn't the draw he once was.... I shall certainly avoid him...

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 20:29

    I have decided this is how you are supposed to play Guitar Hero

  • lou21/04/2010 at 20:33

    and who are these? http://www.fli...et-72157623904195372/

    errr the guy in the middle is Clive Mason i believe.. not sure about the others

  • lou21/04/2010 at 20:36

    errr the guy in the middle is Clive Mason i believe.. not sure about the others

    ooo actually the guy on the right is Mark Thompson..

  • lou21/04/2010 at 20:52

    and now the comments have gone quiet and made me look like some kinda crazy stalker woman.. :(

  • me21/04/2010 at 20:53

    and now the comments have gone quiet and made me look like some kinda crazy stalker woman.. :(

    :)

  • me21/04/2010 at 20:53

    am watching twit live: http://live.twit.tv/

    gina tripani whoops like christine. it's hilariously bad :)

  • lou21/04/2010 at 20:55

    am watching twit live: http://live.twit.tv/

    i tuned in as they said '8mega pixal camera' eeek! :P

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 20:55

    and now the comments have gone quiet and made me look like some kinda crazy stalker woman.. :(

    Wednesday evening, Viva F1 usually have a little thing on ;)

  • lou21/04/2010 at 20:56

    Wednesday evening, Viva F1 usually have a little thing on ;)

    humph! you can still comment.. oooh is the spot the difference out yet?

  • RG21/04/2010 at 20:56

    humph! you can still comment.. oooh is the spot the difference out yet?

    I'll release it out to the world in about 5 minutes

  • startledbunny21/04/2010 at 20:56

    and now the comments have gone quiet and made me look like some kinda crazy stalker woman.. :(

    thats because....

    only joking. i'm the stalker woman tbh

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 20:57

    thats because....

    only joking. i'm the stalker woman tbh

    Aww, Lou's not a stalker. She's just taking an interest ;)

  • lou21/04/2010 at 20:58

    I'll release it out to the world in about 5 minutes

    :)

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 20:58

    humph! you can still comment.. oooh is the spot the difference out yet?

    Yeah but we usually wait until people have sent their results in, I think there was an occasion when it was released here when we were still guessing.. :)

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 20:59

    gina tripani whoops like christine. it's hilariously bad :)

    Hey!! No... I suppose that's fair.

  • lou21/04/2010 at 21:03

    Aww, Lou's not a stalker. She's just taking an interest ;)

    :D

    oh and thanks for alerting me to the JB bbc story mr c :) scary thing is i got a text from my friend today saying whether i would mind not going to cornwall for a week in the summer and going to guernsey instead... it's not going to help me defend the stalker image i'm developing.

  • startledbunny21/04/2010 at 21:10

    oh and thanks for alerting me to the JB bbc story mr c :) scary thing is i got a text from my friend today saying whether i would mind not going to cornwall for a week in the summer and going to guernsey instead... it's not going to help me defend the stalker image i'm developing.

    going to cornwall? so are we, in september

  • lou21/04/2010 at 21:12

    going to cornwall? so are we, in september

    cause it's our big 'epic' summer, a group of us wanted to go on a holiday etc. We were going to go to Cornwall, or Devon or somewhere around there... but they were apparently chatting today and realised that guernsey would be an awesome place to check out too..

    not it turns out JB is moving there...

    i want it known that i'm not planning this trip. :)

  • lou21/04/2010 at 21:15

    hehehe Leo pronouncing German words is funny :)

  • startledbunny21/04/2010 at 21:18

    cause it's our big 'epic' summer, a group of us wanted to go on a holiday etc. We were going to go to Cornwall, or Devon or somewhere around there... but they were apparently chatting today and realised that guernsey would be an awesome place to check out too..

    i once did a holiday with friends.

    20 years later, i haven't repeated the experience

  • lou21/04/2010 at 21:24

    i once did a holiday with friends.

    20 years later, i haven't repeated the experience

    :D aahh. it's the same group that usually go on holiday together, we've been on school trips to greece, france, cambridge, and wales and not fallen out yet. It will be an experience though :)

  • Christine21/04/2010 at 21:26

    i once did a holiday with friends.

    20 years later, i haven't repeated the experience

    Me too!

  • startledbunny21/04/2010 at 21:28

    i once did a holiday with friends.

    20 years later, i haven't repeated the experience

    it's not that i don't like my friends, it's just, that i like my own space more. much more.

  • lou21/04/2010 at 21:30

    it's not that i don't like my friends, it's just, that i like my own space more. much more.

    ahhh it's only for about 4 days though.. and it's just after goodwood so i'll probably still be very happy :)

  • lou21/04/2010 at 21:32

    I don't know much about Leo... so why wont apple sell him an ipad?..

  • startledbunny21/04/2010 at 21:32

    ahhh it's only for about 4 days though.. and it's just after goodwood so i'll probably still be very happy :)

    ah thankyou for mentioning goodwood, which would be the best day to go? because me and a mate are looking at going for a day.

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 21:33

    ah thankyou for mentioning goodwood, which would be the best day to go? because me and a mate are looking at going for a day.

    Sunday if you want just one day.

    Although all of the days is better. ;)

  • lou21/04/2010 at 21:36

    ah thankyou for mentioning goodwood, which would be the best day to go? because me and a mate are looking at going for a day.

    oo!! (hearts) goodwood talk. If you're just going to go for one day i'd wait till the driver lists come out (about a month before the event).. but usually most of the f1 drivers are there on the Sunday (which means it's very busy). Sometimes the drivers turn up all 3 days.. but i'd say Sunday.

  • RG21/04/2010 at 21:37

    Spot the difference by the way: http://tinyurl.com/2dwhd3g

  • startledbunny21/04/2010 at 21:37

    Sunday it is then

  • startledbunny21/04/2010 at 21:38

    Sunday it is then

    in reference to goodwood

  • lou21/04/2010 at 21:40

    Spot the difference by the way: http://tinyurl.com/2dwhd3g

    yay!! i have 4 already! :D

  • lou21/04/2010 at 21:41

    Sunday it is then

    yay! Lukeh and I will be there... stalking taking pics of drivers.

  • MarileneRiddle21/04/2010 at 21:43

    Am I right?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/spotthediff-answer-jpg

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 21:47

    Am I right?

    http://drop.io...potthediff-answer-jpg

    It doesn't load, that drop is closed

  • RG21/04/2010 at 21:47

    Am I right?

    http://drop.io...potthediff-answer-jpg

    Link ain't working for me?

  • Bert21/04/2010 at 21:48

    Link ain't working for me?

    That link is Piquet-ed!

  • Jim Newman21/04/2010 at 21:49

    Evening folks =)

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 21:50

    That link is Piquet-ed!

    DUN DUN DUN DUNDUN DUNDUNDUNDUN

    http://gridwalktalk.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/what-if-formula-1-was-a-soap-opera/

    #tenuouslink

  • lou21/04/2010 at 21:51

    i finally found the 5th difference :)

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 21:51

    http://gridwal...a-1-was-a-soap-opera/

    Love the use of that bit of Silverstone instead of the Thames :)

  • startledbunny21/04/2010 at 21:51

    That link is Piquet-ed!

    DUN DUN DUN DUNDUN DUNDUNDUNDUN

    http://gridwal...a-1-was-a-soap-opera/

    #tenuouslink

    get your KERS outta my pub!

  • MarileneRiddle21/04/2010 at 21:52

    Ops! Here.

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 21:53

    Ops! Here.

    Oh my GOD. That was the 5th difference?!!!

    RG you are so evil!!

  • RG21/04/2010 at 21:53

    RG you are so evil!!

    Mwahahaha

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 21:54

    Ops! Here.

    Oh my GOD. That was the 5th difference?!!!

    RG you are so evil!!

    What???

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 21:54

    That's mad

  • Lukeh21/04/2010 at 21:54

    What???

    The front wing, or just on top of it. Underneath the nose. That was the only one I didn't get

    Soooo evil :)

  • lou21/04/2010 at 21:54

    I am watching Leo open mouthed at how awesome the ipad looks.

  • me21/04/2010 at 21:57

    I am watching Leo open mouthed at how awesome the ipad looks.

    mmmmm

  • lou21/04/2010 at 22:00

    mmmmm

    i saw something the other day where a photographer was talking about how they are planning to use theirs.. and it just seems perfect. If i had one i would totally have taken it to uni interviews etc, as well as having prints because the definition just looks so beautiful! plus it's light! :)

  • RG21/04/2010 at 22:00

    If you wanna see the whole quiz: http://www.vivaf1.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1874&p=21974#p21974

  • startledbunny21/04/2010 at 22:01

    I am watching Leo open mouthed at how awesome the ipad looks.

    not as good as a cat messing with the ipad, but then again i am biased towards cats.

    night all. must be in middlesborough tomorrow morning. *shakes fist at work*

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 22:01

    not as good as a cat messing with the ipad, but then again i am biased towards cats.

    night all. must be in middlesborough tomorrow morning. *shakes fist at work*

    night

  • lou21/04/2010 at 22:01

    not as good as a cat messing with the ipad, but then again i am biased towards cats.

    night all. must be in middlesborough tomorrow morning. *shakes fist at work*

    night!

  • RG21/04/2010 at 22:02

    not as good as a cat messing with the ipad, but then again i am biased towards cats.

    night all. must be in middlesborough tomorrow morning. *shakes fist at work*

    night mate :)

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 22:04

    If you wanna see the whole quiz: http://www.viv...74&p=21974#p21974

    Awesome, I got the Williams WCC question right :) and I only got the year wrong because I changed it at the last moment.

    How did I forget about Liuzzi in China..

  • RG21/04/2010 at 22:05

    How did I forget about Liuzzi in China..

    I put that in there to catch a few people out...

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 22:10

    I am home in my own house again :P

  • lou21/04/2010 at 22:10

    I am home in my own house again :P

    *waves*

  • Pat W21/04/2010 at 22:11

    I am home in my own house again :P

    Nice day? :)

  • RG21/04/2010 at 22:12

    I am home in my own house again :P

    Woo, hey Alison

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 22:14

    Nice day? :)

    Erm if you were a train enthusiast it would be..... In a normal person's world, not so much!!

  • lou21/04/2010 at 22:16

    Erm if you were a train enthusiast it would be..... In a normal person's world, not so much!!

    :(

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 22:17

    Erm if you were a train enthusiast it would be..... In a normal person's world, not so much!!

    :(

    It's okay. Nick's sat on a plane that's about to take off. That's the main thing.

  • RG21/04/2010 at 22:17

    Reet, bed. Night all and lotsa love.

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 22:20

    It's okay. Nick's sat on a plane that's about to take off. That's the main thing.

    Ooooh taxiing now.... The internet can tell you a lot of stuff. It scares me sometimes!

  • lou21/04/2010 at 22:20

    It's okay. Nick's sat on a plane that's about to take off. That's the main thing.

    aw annoying for you though?

  • lou21/04/2010 at 22:21

    watching leo.

    i need an ipad, i need an ipad, i need an ipad, i need an ipad, i need an ipad, i need an ipad, i need an ipad, i need an ipad, i need an ipad, i need an ipad, i need an ipad, i need an ipad, i need an ipad, i need an ipad........

    must.win.lottery.

  • paul21/04/2010 at 22:22

    watching leo.

    Leo loves everything. Don't be sucked in.

    (I need an ipad first)

  • Jeremy21/04/2010 at 22:22

    Get in line you lot!

  • lou21/04/2010 at 22:23

    Leo loves everything. Don't be sucked in.

    he showed some photos on one... it..looked...so...awesome!!

    (I need an ipad first)

    you'll probably get one before me anyway ;)

  • paul21/04/2010 at 22:24

    you'll probably get one before me anyway ;)

    I doubt it. I was all ready to get me an iphone, and then 3 bills turned up.

    Stupid car insurance

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 22:24

    No ipads for me here. Nick sent me a new book about a dragon. I'm sure I can be contented with that :D

  • paul21/04/2010 at 22:24

    he showed some photos on one... it..looked...so...awesome!!

    You will get me in trouble Lou.

    *now watching Leo at work*

  • paul21/04/2010 at 22:25

    Get in line you lot!

    There's a line already? :D

  • lou21/04/2010 at 22:26

    You will get me in trouble Lou.

    he's playing with what looks like a really dull game atm so i'm not really paying attention to this bit tbh.

  • paul21/04/2010 at 22:27

    he's playing with what looks like a really dull game atm so i'm not really paying attention to this bit tbh.

    Yeah that's a bit annoying.

    Do something interesting Leo!!!!

  • Jeremy21/04/2010 at 22:29

    I think it might have been a mistake to download the TWiT app

  • paul21/04/2010 at 22:31

    I think it might have been a mistake to download the TWiT app

    There's a TWIT app?

  • me21/04/2010 at 22:31

    aww, has he stopped playing?

  • paul21/04/2010 at 22:31

    aww, has he stopped playing?

    Yes just as I started watching :-(

  • lou21/04/2010 at 22:32

    aww, has he stopped playing?

    :(

  • Andy Taylor21/04/2010 at 22:32

    Evening all. Having a nice day?

  • Jeremy21/04/2010 at 22:32

    There's a TWIT app?

    load live.twit.tv on your iphone and theres a link. or just search itunes i guess.

    live video or sound and a calendar

  • lou21/04/2010 at 22:32

    I think i almost want that case as much as the ipad... is that wrong?

  • me21/04/2010 at 22:34

    I think i almost want that case as much as the ipad... is that wrong?

    i didn't see it. but almost certainly, yes.

  • paul21/04/2010 at 22:34

    Jeremy, as sidepodapplerep, will you be getting eval ipads for everyone? :D

  • lou21/04/2010 at 22:35

    Evening all. Having a nice day?

    hey Andy, it's not been the best. Went to the doctors this evening and he says i'm close to developing a bad chest infection (left over from the flu i had).. but other than that i'm okay :) how was your day?

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 22:35

    Nick is finally in the air :D

  • Jeremy21/04/2010 at 22:35

    i'll do my best. Still a mushroom at this stage. Happy to get discounts for everyone if possible

  • lou21/04/2010 at 22:35

    i didn't see it. but almost certainly, yes.

    it's beautiful... it has a built in stand, and everything! :D i'll take the ipad first though ;)

  • paul21/04/2010 at 22:36

    i'll do my best. Still a mushroom at this stage. Happy to get discounts for everyone if possible

    oooooo

    *starts saving*

  • Jeremy21/04/2010 at 22:36

    Leo is about to explain the Jason Calacanis thingy

  • paul21/04/2010 at 22:37

    Leo is about to explain the Jason Calacanis thingy

    Very interesting

  • Andy Taylor21/04/2010 at 22:37

    i'll do my best. Still a mushroom at this stage. Happy to get discounts for everyone if possible

    You too eh? Did I mention I am now a Genius, Jeremy?

  • Jeremy21/04/2010 at 22:37

    Leo is about to explain the Jason Calacanis thingy

    what happened? Leo suddenly isnt there! Did Jason pull the plug? :P

  • me21/04/2010 at 22:37

    Leo is about to explain the Jason Calacanis thingy

    "[jason's] shows are crappy"

  • me21/04/2010 at 22:38

    what happened? Leo suddenly isnt there! Did Jason pull the plug? :P

    tricaster reboot.

  • Jeremy21/04/2010 at 22:38

    You too eh? Did I mention I am now a Genius, Jeremy?

    Thats awesome Andy!

  • paul21/04/2010 at 22:38

    "[jason's] shows are crappy"

    Not sounding so friendly now

  • Jon 'National B' Waldock21/04/2010 at 22:38

    Goooooooooooooood evening :D

  • Andy Taylor21/04/2010 at 22:38

    hey Andy, it's not been the best. Went to the doctors this evening and he says i'm close to developing a bad chest infection (left over from the flu i had).. but other than that i'm okay :) how was your day?

    That's not so good Lou. Hope you are feeling better soon.

    My day was pretty good, another spent in London.

  • me21/04/2010 at 22:38

    You too eh? Did I mention I am now a Genius, Jeremy?

    i always thought you were?

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 22:39

    Goooooooooooooood evening :D

    Oh dear. No-one should be that cheerful, ever.

  • lou21/04/2010 at 22:39

    You too eh? Did I mention I am now a Genius, Jeremy?

    have you finished all the stuff in London yet?

  • Andy Taylor21/04/2010 at 22:39

    i always thought you were?

    I always was a genius, now I am a Genius :D

  • Jeremy21/04/2010 at 22:40

    I always was a genius, now I am a Genius :D

    Next level, Jenius?

  • Andy Taylor21/04/2010 at 22:40

    have you finished all the stuff in London yet?

    Not yet.

  • lou21/04/2010 at 22:40

    My day was pretty good, another spent in London.

    ahhh hehe

  • Jeremy21/04/2010 at 22:41

    This Leo thing feels a bit like dirty laundry. I want to hear it, but Leo did give him permission on one of his shows

  • paul21/04/2010 at 22:41

    This Leo thing feels a bit like dirty laundry. I want to hear it, but Leo did give him permission on one of his shows

    I thought at the time he was being too nice about it

  • me21/04/2010 at 22:41

    This Leo thing feels a bit like dirty laundry. I want to hear it, but Leo did give him permission on one of his shows

    one show.

    not a network.

  • MarileneRiddle21/04/2010 at 22:42

    Next level, Jenius?

    That would be a World Champion level. ;)

  • lou21/04/2010 at 22:42

    That would be a World Champion level. ;)

    hehehehe :D

  • me21/04/2010 at 22:43

    "jason would like to be a part of twit"

    nail, head, smack. that's it in one. he wants in on leo's profit.

  • paul21/04/2010 at 22:43

    nail, head, smack. that's it in one. he wants in on leo's profit.

    Yep, I think that's what Jason does

  • me21/04/2010 at 22:44

    Yep, I think that's what Jason does

    i hadn't considered this, but leo being open about the amount of money he was making, was a bad idea.

    it attracted calicanis like a magnet.

  • Jeremy21/04/2010 at 22:45

    one show.

    not a network.

    I thought Leo understood that on the show where he gave permission. I'm not saying Jason isnt a sleazebag, but it sounded to me like he checked with Leo first before buying the 'thisweekin' domain and so on.

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 22:46

    I'm really tired but I'm not sleepy if that makes any sense.... I'm really not sure what I do about it :(

  • Jeremy21/04/2010 at 22:47

    i hadn't considered this, but leo being open about the amount of money he was making, was a bad idea.

    so Leo is happy with a 'good' amount of money, Jason wants mega mega bucks? Isn't Jason already doing quite well?

  • me21/04/2010 at 22:47

    I thought Leo understood that on the show where he gave permission. I'm not saying Jason isnt a sleazebag, but it sounded to me like he checked with Leo first before buying the 'thisweekin' domain and so on.

    i get that, but i can see the endgame in jason's mind is to muscle in on leo's business. leo wasn't intesrted so now jason is trying to force the situation, by stealing advertisers.

  • paul21/04/2010 at 22:47

    i hadn't considered this, but leo being open about the amount of money he was making, was a bad idea.

    It is very interesting, in hindsight.

  • me21/04/2010 at 22:47

    so Leo is happy with a 'good' amount of money, Jason wants mega mega bucks? Isn't Jason already doing quite well?

    agreed and i have no idea.

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 22:48

    so Leo is happy with a 'good' amount of money, Jason wants mega mega bucks? Isn't Jason already doing quite well?

    That's not relevant to people who just care about money. If it's possible to have more, they'll do it, doesn't matter if they have enough already or not....

  • Jon 'National B' Waldock21/04/2010 at 22:49

    Oh dear. No-one should be that cheerful, ever.

    I've had an amazini day (apart from the rrrrrruubbbiiish middle bit which we dont talk about). Cheerful = epic

  • paul21/04/2010 at 22:49

    i get that, but i can see the endgame in jason's mind is to muscle in on leo's business. leo wasn't intesrted so now jason is trying to force the situation, by stealing advertisers.

    worse though, is that Jason just jumps in, grabs profit, and leaves. I don't think he's interested in developing anything

  • me21/04/2010 at 22:49

    That's not relevant to people who just care about money. If it's possible to have more, they'll do it, doesn't matter if they have enough already or not....

    true enough.

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 22:49

    Evening all

  • me21/04/2010 at 22:49

    worse though, is that Jason just jumps in, grabs profit, and leaves. I don't think he's interested in developing anything

    not anything of quality, anyhow.

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 22:50

    I'm really tired but I'm not sleepy if that makes any sense.... I'm really not sure what I do about it :(

    #blamenick

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 22:50

    #blamenick

    He's busy flying away from blame as we speak....

  • paul21/04/2010 at 22:52

    not anything of quality, anyhow.

    Not anything at all as far as I can tell, where I think TWiT is all Leo wants to do.

    It's sad because from what I can see, Leo has always tried to help any podcaster that asks

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 22:52

    He's busy flying away from blame as we speak....

    At least that will help you to decide whether or not to go to London

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 22:53

    At least that will help you to decide whether or not to go to London

    Errrr yeah that would be true if I hadn't already gone. I spent a very merry day getting well acquainted with the West Coast line.... That's 18 hours I'll never get back! :)

  • lou21/04/2010 at 22:53

    Evening all

    hey steven

  • me21/04/2010 at 22:53

    It's sad because from what I can see, Leo has always tried to help any podcaster that asks

    agreed.

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 22:54

    Errrr yeah that would be true if I hadn't already gone. I spent a very merry day getting well acquainted with the West Coast line.... That's 18 hours I'll never get back! :)

    And he still ran away. Must think you are a bunny boiler

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 22:55

    What's the latest on the Calacanis thing. I haven't seen anything all day

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 22:55

    Evening all

    hey steven

    Did you have a fun day off school?

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 22:56

    And he still ran away. Must think you are a bunny boiler

    Yes. That is clearly the only explanation.

  • lou21/04/2010 at 22:57

    Did you have a fun day off school?

    no. i spent it working and then at the doctors... got it all my work done, and now have medicine though, so my day tomorrow at school can be used productively on my f1 textile work. did you have a good day?

  • me21/04/2010 at 22:57

    What's the latest on the Calacanis thing. I haven't seen anything all day

    leo promised never to mention it again because jason is using it for link bait.

  • Jeremy21/04/2010 at 22:58

    leo promised never to mention it again because jason is using it for link bait.

    and then talked about it :)

  • me21/04/2010 at 22:58

    leo promised never to mention it again because jason is using it for link bait.

    and then talked about it :)

    :)

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 22:59

    no. i spent it working and then at the doctors... got it all my work done, and now have medicine though, so my day tomorrow at school can be used productively on my f1 textile work. did you have a good day?

    I had a fairly good day although this is the first time I have been on the net all day which is weird

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 22:59

    leo promised never to mention it again because jason is using it for link bait.

    That figures. I still think Leo should drop him from his network because all Calacanis is doing is using Twit for self promotion

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 23:00

    Somehow I managed to miss the masterchef final so I'm watching it now.

  • Jeremy21/04/2010 at 23:00

    i get that, but i can see the endgame in jason's mind is to muscle in on leo's business. leo wasn't intesrted so now jason is trying to force the situation, by stealing advertisers.

    I was talking back to the podcast (as you do) telling Leo that he should have said no to Jason because straight away I could see what Jason was getting at. I guess Leo feels he doesn't own the 'this week in' (as he said many times) and knew Jason would do it anyway, permission or not

  • lou21/04/2010 at 23:01

    I had a fairly good day although this is the first time I have been on the net all day which is weird

    wow, then you wouldn't have seen Lukeh's various plugs for his new awesome blog post..

    - http://gridwalktalk.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/what-if-formula-1-was-a-soap-opera/

    :)

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 23:01

    Somehow I managed to miss the masterchef final so I'm watching it now.

    It was on for about a week

  • Alison21/04/2010 at 23:01

    It was on for about a week

    :D I saw some of it. I have the last 2 episodes to watch. Luckily I have them on my computer.

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 23:03

    wow, then you wouldn't have seen Lukeh's various plugs for his new awesome blog post..

    - http://gridwal...a-1-was-a-soap-opera/

    It's a long time since anyone did the F1 soap opera thing http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/maranello/front.html

  • Andy Taylor21/04/2010 at 23:03

    Right, I'm off. Goodnight all :)

  • lou21/04/2010 at 23:05

    Right, I'm off. Goodnight all :)

    night Andy

  • Jon 'National B' Waldock21/04/2010 at 23:06

    My internet died many many times but im back! Hoorah!

  • lou21/04/2010 at 23:06

    Steven you've also missed Darren Heath saying hello to me! (okay that sounds silly but he remembers me! :P)

    http://twitter.com/F1Photographer/status/12593575216

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 23:10

    Steven you've also missed Darren Heath saying hello to me! (okay that sounds silly but he remembers me! :P)

    That's good. Make sure you keep in touch with him

  • lou21/04/2010 at 23:10

    That's good. Make sure you keep in touch with him

    tis my plan.. so that when i meet him at spa (my other plan) he'll give me the time of day and talk to me a bit :D

  • lou21/04/2010 at 23:10

    aannnnd before i collapse i think it's time for me to say goodnight, school in the morning and all that jazz.

    Night all! xx

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 23:12

    tis my plan.. so that when i meet him at spa (my other plan) he'll give me the time of day and talk to me a bit :D

    Looking at his twitter stream he doesn't tweet much. Your previous replies from him are still on his front page.

  • Steven Roy21/04/2010 at 23:13

    aannnnd before i collapse i think it's time for me to say goodnight, school in the morning and all that jazz.

    Night Lou and Andy

  • paul21/04/2010 at 23:13

    Night Lou

  • me21/04/2010 at 23:18

    new daily ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/04/22/daily-22nd-april-2010/