Halfway through the week, and apparently it is Administrative Professionals' Day. According to Wikipedia, this is a holiday celebrated in the States to recognise the work of receptionists and the like. Don't tell me that Sidepodcast never teaches you anything. Anyway, on with the F1 stuff:

  • It looks like FOTA are struggling, as we have long suspected they would. At least they are admitting that things aren't as rosy as they once were, instead of pretending that everything is fine minutes before they break up for good. It also seems everyone involved still wants to try and maintain good relationships which makes for a good foundation to work from.
  • Bourdais says that he's just not comfortable within the STR4 and it's not working for his style of driving. Hmm. I'm sure we've heard this before somewhere. Oh yea, that's right, last year! It's no big secret that Le Seb and I have fallen out, but I can't be the only one that thinks this is just a big, fat excuse.
  • It is another day of note for Mr C, as he has yet another picture published. Okay, this one is more the online variety, but just as important as any page 22 goings on. Ollie at Blog F1 has selected a pic for his weekly caption competition, and it is one of Mr C's from Silverstone 2007. Go and have a look now, and leave a caption.
  • Finally, there are two excellent rants in the blogosphere to keep you occupied. Scott's a little bit annoyed that Piquet is still around, whilst RG would rather not see any more rain... for a while, at least.

That'll do it for today. Keep the conversation flowing, it must be time to start looking ahead to Bahrain now, and I will see you in the comments.

987 responses

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2009 at 23:06

    Shall we continue in the new thread? :)

    lets :)

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:07

    "Scott’s a little bit annoyed that Piquet is still around"

    Annoyed's a massive understatement. Waste of space in that team and should never have been allowed to line up on the grid at Melbourne. Every lap he's in that car, he's denying an excellent talent like Grosjean or di Grassi a chance to show their true talents. Ridiculous.

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2009 at 23:08

    Annoyed’s a massive understatement. Waste of space in that team and should never have been allowed to line up on the grid at Melbourne. Every lap he’s in that car, he’s denying an excellent talent like Grosjean or di Grassi a chance to show their true talents. Ridiculous.

    hehe, thats piquet then

  • Pat W21/04/2009 at 23:08

    Annoyed’s a massive understatement. Waste of space in that team and should never have been allowed to line up on the grid at Melbourne. Every lap he’s in that car, he’s denying an excellent talent like Grosjean or di Grassi a chance to show their true talents. Ridiculous.

    Not at all. Piquet is there to make Alonso look better.

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:10

    Not at all. Piquet is there to make Alonso look better.

    Maybe, but I still want him out.

  • Pauli (oz)21/04/2009 at 23:10

    Piquet wasn't too bad in GP2 was he? Just can't cope with F1?

  • Pat W21/04/2009 at 23:10

    Speaking of blogs.. I was going to mess with the layout of mine at the weekend after I had trouble getting my London pics the way I wanted them. Now I'm wondering about jumping to Wordpress.

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2009 at 23:10

    Piquet wasn’t too bad in GP2 was he? Just can’t cope with F1?

    I'm not sure its all his fault, Renault have a habit of bringing in new talent and then screwing them up

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2009 at 23:11

    Speaking of blogs.. I was going to mess with the layout of mine at the weekend after I had trouble getting my London pics the way I wanted them. Now I’m wondering about jumping to Wordpress.

    Do it :D

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:11

    Pauli (oz): 22/04/2009 at 00:10:09

    Piquet wasn’t too bad in GP2 was he? Just can’t cope with F1?

    That's what I pointed out in my post. It seems like whenever a driver makes the switch from F3000 or GP2, something just changes and they either flourish or flop. You don't need me to tell you which category PK's in.

  • Pat W21/04/2009 at 23:12

    Do it :D

    Maybe.. I'll to spend time on it, so I'll just play with the layout on Saturday and think about changing over in the summer.

  • Pauli (oz)21/04/2009 at 23:13

    That’s what I pointed out in my post. It seems like whenever a driver makes the switch from F3000 or GP2, something just changes and they either flourish or flop. You don’t need me to tell you which category PK’s in.

    I guess so. No guarantee the others will do any better, but I guess it's time to find out.

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2009 at 23:13

    Maybe.. I’ll to spend time on it, so I’ll just play with the layout on Saturday and think about changing over in the summer.

    It's not a hard change, but it depends what you want from a blog

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:14

    Pauli (oz): 22/04/2009 at 00:13:10

    That’s what I pointed out in my post. It seems like whenever a driver makes the switch from F3000 or GP2, something just changes and they either flourish or flop. You don’t need me to tell you which category PK’s in.

    I guess so. No guarantee the others will do any better, but I guess it’s time to find out.

    Perfect examples of those who flourished are Rosberg, Hamilton, Glock and Montoya.

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:15

    That’s what I pointed out in my post. It seems like whenever a driver makes the switch from F3000 or GP2, something just changes and they either flourish or flop. You don’t need me to tell you which category PK’s in.

    Other than Hamilton, has there really been an F3000/GP2 talent that flourished in F1? After all, Hamilton is the only F3000/GP2 champ that has gone on to become F1 champ.

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2009 at 23:15

    Perfect examples of those who flourished are Rosberg, Hamilton, Glock and Montoya.

    But i would say they have all been lucky (Apart from Glock maybe) to get into a team that is really supportive and nurturing first time

  • Pat W21/04/2009 at 23:15

    It’s not a hard change, but it depends what you want from a blog

    Until now I've just wanted a space to put words. Now I want something I can customise and I want to have a column of stuff on each side of the text - and a wider text space.

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:16

    Perfect examples of those who flourished are Rosberg, Hamilton, Glock and Montoya.

    Depends what you mean by flourished for most of them. Rosberg is struggling right now, Glock is ascendant but inconsistent, and Montoya took the fight to Michael Schumacher but never won a title in what were good cars (Williams 2003, McLaren 2005).

  • Steven Roy21/04/2009 at 23:16

    Perfect examples of those who flourished are Rosberg, Hamilton, Glock and Montoya.

    What has Rosberg done?

  • Pauli (oz)21/04/2009 at 23:17

    Depends what you mean by flourished for most of them. Rosberg is struggling right now, Glock is ascendant but inconsistent, and Montoya took the fight to Michael Schumacher but never won a title in what were good cars (Williams 2003, McLaren 2005).

    Maybe they should stop dragging these guys into F1 at 21 and give them a few more years learning. It's only going to get harder without testing.

  • Steven Roy21/04/2009 at 23:17

    Other than Hamilton, has there really been an F3000/GP2 talent that flourished in F1? After all, Hamilton is the only F3000/GP2 champ that has gone on to become F1 champ.

    GP2/F3000 or F2. The thing is if a driver is really good genereally they don't do the GP2 level. They go straight to F1 from F3. Now because there are so few F1 seats and no testing it is no longer the case though.

  • Jeremy21/04/2009 at 23:18

    Without in season testing, it will be even harder for drivers to adjust their style to suit the car. These people are supposed to be the best in the world so I have no doubt that they try to change.

    I'm sure that getting an F1 car to it's limit and keeping it there is difficult, but is coming to terms with a new chassis that feels different really that hard? I'd like to hear what other F1 (or open wheeler?) drivers think because they are the only one's that truly know.

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:19

    GP2/F3000 or F2. The thing is if a driver is really good genereally they don’t do the GP2 level. They go straight to F1 from F3. Now because there are so few F1 seats and no testing it is no longer the case though.

    That's how it used to be in the period between F2 being pulled and F3000 properly taking off. Hakkinen's a classic case in point. Went straight to F1 after winning the British F3 title in 1990.

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:19

    GP2/F3000 or F2. The thing is if a driver is really good genereally they don’t do the GP2 level. They go straight to F1 from F3. Now because there are so few F1 seats and no testing it is no longer the case though.

    Agreed. But look at Kubica and Vettel - they bypassed GP2 and both don't seem to be suffering for it. In the past, Raikkonen and Massa skipped it too.

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2009 at 23:19

    GP2/F3000 or F2. The thing is if a driver is really good genereally they don’t do the GP2 level. They go straight to F1 from F3. Now because there are so few F1 seats and no testing it is no longer the case though.

    There are very few drivers who don't do GP2/WSR level, it's just not a viable option anymore. And what annoys me most about this new F2 is the FIA want it to be a stepping stone between F1 and F3, but it won't happen, the cars aren't fast enough!

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2009 at 23:20

    Agreed. But look at Kubica and Vettel - they bypassed GP2 and both don’t seem to be suffering for it. In the past, Raikkonen and Massa skipped it too.

    They didn't ,they did World Series by Renault which is the same level with very similar cars

  • chris evans21/04/2009 at 23:20

    Bedtime for me. Speak to you all tomorrow.

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:20

    There are very few drivers who don’t do GP2/WSR level, it’s just not a viable option anymore. And what annoys me most about this new F2 is the FIA want it to be a stepping stone between F1 and F3, but it won’t happen, the cars aren’t fast enough!

    Hate to say it, but F2 is just a glorified FPA on a global scale.

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:21

    They didn’t ,they did World Series by Renault which is the same level with very similar cars

    True. But Raikkonen and Massa didn't go there, either. Alonso DID go there when it was still Nissan-branded, right?

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:21

    Agreed. But look at Kubica and Vettel - they bypassed GP2 and both don’t seem to be suffering for it. In the past, Raikkonen and Massa skipped it too.

    Kimi didn't even do F3. He got scooped up from FRenault.

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:21

    True. But Raikkonen and Massa didn’t go there, either. Alonso DID go there when it was still Nissan-branded, right?

    Yup, 1999 champion I believe.

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2009 at 23:21

    Hate to say it, but F2 is just a glorified FPA on a global scale.

    Oh yeah, of course, and it makes it even more FPA like because MSV are doing it. Especially since it uses the same engine, although a bit more beefed up

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:21

    Kimi didn’t even do F3. He got scooped up from FRenault.

    And scored on his debut. Where is that Kimi now?

  • Pat W21/04/2009 at 23:21

    Hate to say it, but F2 is just a glorified FPA on a global scale.

    or just a European scale.

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2009 at 23:21

    Kimi didn’t even do F3. He got scooped up from FRenault.

    Don't happen any more though.

  • Lukeh21/04/2009 at 23:22

    Bedtime for me. Speak to you all tomorrow.

    Night. I refsue to sleep until I fix the comments bug on my blog..

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2009 at 23:22

    And scored on his debut. Where is that Kimi now?

    Some drivers, very few,can make the jump, but not with the amount of testing now allowed, it just wouldnt happen

  • Pauli (oz)21/04/2009 at 23:22

    And scored on his debut. Where is that Kimi now?

    Eating ice cream.

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:23

    Eating ice cream.

    And wearing a hat about 4 sizes too big.

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:24

    Bugger, not back on that top 5 commenters just yet. Methinks I got a long way to go.

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:24

    Some drivers, very few,can make the jump, but not with the amount of testing now allowed, it just wouldnt happen

    Remember, young driver testing is excluded from the ban. So if the teams really wanted to, they would test new talent. It's just that after Kubica and Vettel (and possibly even Buemi), we've probably already gathered the next set of F1 stars - it should be more than enough to cover us for a decade.

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:24

    Bugger, not back on that top 5 commenters just yet. Methinks I got a long way to go.

    3000 comments in 30 days (a hundred a day!) is a tough, tough place to get to.

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:24

    Remember, young driver testing is excluded from the ban. So if the teams really wanted to, they would test new talent. It’s just that after Kubica and Vettel (and possibly even Buemi), we’ve probably already gathered the next set of F1 stars - it should be more than enough to cover us for a decade.

    But then thinking about it, wouldn't the teams exploit a loophole in the rules there and test new parts on the car at the same time?

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2009 at 23:25

    Remember, young driver testing is excluded from the ban. So if the teams really wanted to, they would test new talent. It’s just that after Kubica and Vettel (and possibly even Buemi), we’ve probably already gathered the next set of F1 stars - it should be more than enough to cover us for a decade.

    But isnt there a limit on young driver testing? I thought it was 4 days, but i may be wrong, and still thats really low.

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:25

    3000 comments in 30 days (a hundred a day!) is a tough, tough place to get to.

    I'd be happy getting back to 5th place. It'd be a start.

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:25

    I’d be happy getting back to 5th place. It’d be a start.

    Isn't that something in the region of 2100 comments? That's still 70 comments a day! :D

  • Dan Brunell21/04/2009 at 23:25

    Halfway through the week, and apparently it is Administrative Professionals’ Day. According to Wikipedia, this is a holiday celebrated in the States to recognise the work of receptionists and the like. Don’t tell me that Sidepodcast never teaches you anything. Anyway, on with the F1 stuff:

    Uh oh... I forgot. Luckly there is 30 minutes left in my work day.

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:26

    Isn’t that something in the region of 2100 comments? That’s still 70 comments a day!

    I reckon I've managed that just this evening. 'Tis not hard ;)

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:26

    But then thinking about it, wouldn’t the teams exploit a loophole in the rules there and test new parts on the car at the same time?

    They could, but young drivers would provide a very bad baseline, as they're not really sure how fast they can go in an F1 car.

  • Steven Roy21/04/2009 at 23:26

    There are very few drivers who don’t do GP2/WSR level, it’s just not a viable option anymore. And what annoys me most about this new F2 is the FIA want it to be a stepping stone between F1 and F3, but it won’t happen, the cars aren’t fast enough!

    Forget the FIA bull F2 to me looks like an F3 alternative.

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:26

    But isnt there a limit on young driver testing? I thought it was 4 days, but i may be wrong, and still thats really low.

    Not sure on this one, to be honest.

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:27

    Uh oh… I forgot. Luckly there is 30 minutes left in my work day.

    This would be tomorrow for you, right? ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:28

    They could, but young drivers would provide a very bad baseline, as they’re not really sure how fast they can go in an F1 car.

    Track testing is track testing at the end of the day. Any chance they'd have, I'm sure they'd take it. And to get around the young driver problem, could they not have one of the race or test drivers present to help the engineers go over the data?

  • Steven Roy21/04/2009 at 23:28

    Remember, young driver testing is excluded from the ban. So if the teams really wanted to, they would test new talent. It’s just that after Kubica and Vettel (and possibly even Buemi), we’ve probably already gathered the next set of F1 stars - it should be more than enough to cover us for a decade.

    Yes but young drivers only get an exception for four days every two seasons.

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2009 at 23:28

    Forget the FIA bull F2 to me looks like an F3 alternative.

    Initially it won't be, but if it dosen't flop then it will become one. But saying that, F3 is one of the most popular series world wide, i can't see it being replaced.

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2009 at 23:29

    Track testing is track testing at the end of the day. Any chance they’d have, I’m sure they’d take it. And to get around the young driver problem, could they not have one of the race or test drivers present to help the engineers go over the data?

    Depends what the part is i guess, if its sometihng that just needs data then fine, but if its a part that needs pushing then its probs not hte best idea

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:29

    Forget the FIA bull F2 to me looks like an F3 alternative.

    The F2 needs to be a car that's closer to something like GP2 or WSR. Looking at it, the F3 cars look more of a machine than the F2 does.

  • Steven Roy21/04/2009 at 23:29

    Isn’t that something in the region of 2100 comments? That’s still 70 comments a day! :D

    5th is RG on 2455

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:30

    Depends what the part is i guess, if its sometihng that just needs data then fine, but if its a part that needs pushing then its probs not hte best idea

    Mmm, rookie mistakes could lead to some repair bills.

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2009 at 23:30

    The F2 needs to be a car that’s closer to something like GP2 or WSR. Looking at it, the F3 cars look more of a machine than the F2 does.

    F2 is faster though, and rightly so. Also includes boost button, changable wing flap from the car, and front (or rear, i forget) anti roll bar that cna be changed in teh car

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:31

    5th is RG on 2455

    So that's something like 83 comments a day, then. ;)

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:32

    So that’s something like 83 comments a day, then. ;)

    Or 82, rather. Ah, well, 82, 83, not much difference. :D

  • Dan Brunell21/04/2009 at 23:32

    This would be tomorrow for you, right?

    Flowers will be on her desk tommorow morning bright and early with a card from me. I don't think she realized it was today... hopeful my P.A. will assume by getting something from me tommorow, that tommorow is today' holiday.

  • Jon Waldock21/04/2009 at 23:33

    Darn my human body ;) this young driver debate is good. :)

    Anywho, i need my sleep. Night all!

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:33

    Should I be worried that I consider "Thinking of You" by Katy Perry as a driving song?

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:33

    Flowers will be on her desk tommorow morning bright and early with a card from me. I don’t think she realized it was today… hopeful my P.A. will assume by getting something from me tommorow, that tommorow is today’ holiday.

    The UK is just celebrating the holiday today (Wednesday), so if you give her flowers tomorrow, you're bang on schedule.

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:34

    Should I be worried that I consider “Thinking of You” by Katy Perry as a driving song?

    Oh god......

  • Dan Brunell21/04/2009 at 23:35

    Should I be worried that I consider “Thinking of You” by Katy Perry as a driving song?

    No.

    Add a little bit of AC/DC like "shoot to thrill" or "Highway to Hell."

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:36

    Add a little bit of AC/DC like “shoot to thrill” or “Highway to Hell.”

    Ooh good one with Shoot to Thrill.

  • Lukeh21/04/2009 at 23:36

    Yay I fixed it, comments are now postable on my blog. Thank goodness for that!

    I'm heading off now it's fixed. Night everyone :)

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:36

    Add a little bit of AC/DC like “shoot to thrill” or “Highway to Hell.”

    That's more like it! "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen is also a good choice.

  • Steven Roy21/04/2009 at 23:37

    The UK is just celebrating the holiday today (Wednesday), so if you give her flowers tomorrow, you’re bang on schedule.

    What holiday?

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:38

    Read the post. :)

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:38

    Journeyer: 22/04/2009 at 00:38:29

    Read the post.

    First sentance. ;)

  • Steven Roy21/04/2009 at 23:41

    Read the post. :)

    How am I supposed to know there is a post with the doohickey. I need flashing lights to tell me there is a post.

  • Steven Roy21/04/2009 at 23:42

    How am I supposed to know there is a post with the doohickey. I need flashing lights to tell me there is a post.

    Stupid holiday

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:43

    How am I supposed to know there is a post with the doohickey. I need flashing lights to tell me there is a post.

    Mr C mentioned it a few comments down.

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:44

    Stupid holiday

    Some will appreciate it more than others. :)

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:44

    Mr C mentioned it a few comments down.

    In yesterday's thread I assume.

  • Journeyer21/04/2009 at 23:45

    In yesterday’s thread I assume.

    True, but in the same doohickey. :)

  • Scott Woodwiss21/04/2009 at 23:45

    Journeyer: 22/04/2009 at 00:45:24

    In yesterday’s thread I assume.

    True, but in the same doohickey.

    Oh yeah

  • Dan Brunell21/04/2009 at 23:46

    That’s more like it! “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen is also a good choice.

    Actually, a lot of 80's hair metal rock works for driving songs. How about Iron Madien "The Trooper," Van Halen "Panama," and G&R "Paradise City?"

  • Jeremy21/04/2009 at 23:52

    Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf

  • Jeremy21/04/2009 at 23:56

    Thunderstruck - ACDC

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 00:04

    Kind of depends who you have in the car with you.

    Or who is running the iPod !

  • Steven Roy22/04/2009 at 00:23

    Apparently as well as the stupid holiday it is earth day according to NASA.

    http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/earthday/

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 00:36

    ...and it's Wednesday as well !

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 00:37

    Morning everybody!

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 00:38

    Apparently as well as the stupid holiday it is earth day according to NASA.

    Google told me that as well when I turned on my internet. What is Earth Day? Do I get a day off for it? No? Then I don't care.

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 00:39

    Morning everybody!

    This round-the-world commenting gets confusing.

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 00:40

    This round-the-world commenting gets confusing.

    Assuming your name is correct, we are coming from the same place. Well, maybe, I'm in Sydney.

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 00:41

    Assuming your name is correct, we are coming from the same place. Well, maybe, I’m in Sydney.

    Ah, ok. A little while ago the poms were saying good night :-)

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 00:44

    Ah, ok. A little while ago the poms were saying good night :-)

    Yeah, the worst part about that is that you've just gotten out of bed and your brain really doesn't want to do much, then people are saying goodnight to you. That does get confusing sometimes.

  • Dan Brunell22/04/2009 at 00:48

    Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf

    This is fun. A few more I've taken out of my LP collection.

    ...OK, more than a few.

    Holst' Mars and Jupiter movements from the Planets suite

    T.Rex's "20th Century Boy" and "Bang the Gong"

    The Doors "Light my Fire"

    Buzzcock's "Everybody's Happy Nowadays"

    Fatboy Slim "Praise You"

    Cake's "Satan is My Motor"

    Garbage "I think I'm Paranoid"

    Captain Beefheart "Zig Zag Wanderer"

    Chemical Brother's "Setting Sun"

    Jimi Hendrix's "Crosstown Traffic"

    Johnny Cash "Ghost Rider in the Sky"

    Cream's "Stepping Out" and "nsu"

    The Kinks "You Really Got Me" and "Till the End of the Day"

    Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder"

    The Damned "Neat, Neat, Neat"

    MC5's "Kick out the Jam" and "The American Ruse"

    Minor Threat "Steppin' Stone"

    Minutemen "Corona"

    The Dandy Warhols' "Boys Better" and "Ride"

    The Modern Lovers' "RoadRunner"

    David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel"

    The New Pornographers "The Electric Version"

    Depeche Mode "Question of Time"

    New York Dolls' "Personaliy Crisis"

    Nirvana "Breed"

    Pearl Jam's "Even Flow" and "Animal"

    Pixies "Debaser"

    The Pretenders "Tattooed Love Boys"

    The Ramones "Judy is a Punk,""Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment," and "Rockaway Beach."

    Rolling Stones "19th Nervous Breakdown,"Brown Sugar," and "Get Off of My Cloud."

    Sleater-Kinney "Ironclad," and "Dig Me Out"

    Bikini Kill "Rebel Girl"

    Smashing Pumpkins "Quiet"

    Sonic Youth "Kool Thing"

    The Sonics "Have Love, Will Travel"

    Soundgarden "Superunknown"

    Stevie Ray Vaughn "Shake For Me,""Little Sister,""Pride and Joy," and "Love Struck Baby."

    Stiff Little Fingers "Suspect Device"

    Stone Temple Piolts "Sex Type Thing,""Intersatate Love Song"

    Television "See No Evil"

    Van Halen "Running with the Devil"

    The Who's "The Seeker"

    Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" album

    The Clash's first self titled album

    Finally, any Chuck Berry song.

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 00:55

    This is fun. A few more I’ve taken out of my LP collection.

    :-) LP collection.

  • Jeremy22/04/2009 at 01:17

    This is fun. A few more I’ve taken out of my LP collection.

    Dude! You rock!

  • Steven Roy22/04/2009 at 01:17

    http://allenonf1.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/good-weekbad-week-2/

    James Allen did nt moderate Bassano's comment.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 02:04

    James Allen didn't moderate Bassano’s comment.

    What's up with Darren Heath, anyway? Not sure what you and Bassano were referring to.

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 03:38

    the best driving songs are those about drivers like the wonderful heikki song in the drop.io. I also have songs about mika and alonso. Stay tuned for uploads. Im totally kidding about them being the best by the way, i just want an excuse to upload hilariously bad songs.

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 03:47

    the best driving songs are those about drivers like the wonderful heikki song in the drop.io. I also have songs about mika and alonso. Stay tuned for uploads. Im totally kidding about them being the best by the way, i just want an excuse to upload hilariously bad songs.

    Is that by Mika, or about him?

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 04:04

    about. I have 2 about him actually.

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 04:06

    about. I have 2 about him actually.

    This will be interesting, are you singing?

  • Mattw22/04/2009 at 04:35

    Other than Hamilton, has there really been an F3000/GP2 talent that flourished in F1? After all, Hamilton is the only F3000/GP2 champ that has gone on to become F1 champ.

    Schumacher the Michael did one race in Japaniese F3000 (and won it in admittadly a top car).

    But if you want to look at the European F3000/GP2 series - then Damon Hill was the fist F3000 graduate to win the F1 WDC. His was trully a case of flourishing in F1 after F3000, although this is much to do with his Williams F1 car being rather more reliable then his (footwork?) F3000 car. He would have won a handfull of races in F3000 if his car had lasted the distance.

    Also, Alonso is an F3000 graduate, and he has done rather well in F1 too.

  • me22/04/2009 at 04:39

    http://allenonf1.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/good-weekbad-week-2/

    James Allen did nt moderate Bassano’s comment.

    wow. respect... assuming he got the joke of course.

  • me22/04/2009 at 04:40

    What’s up with Darren Heath, anyway? Not sure what you and Bassano were referring to.

    his career may been ruined by a certain voiceover artist using his work in a certain montage (names avoided to protect the innocent),

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 04:42

    his career may been ruined by a certain voiceover artist using his work in a certain montage (names avoided to protect the innocent),

    :D

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 04:42

    You just up or have you never gone to bed?

  • me22/04/2009 at 04:44

    You just up or have you never gone to bed?

    just woke up. i had a bit of a loud coughing fit and had to get up.

    thankfully i opted not to broadcast this one to the entire world!

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 04:47

    you singing?

    me? Sing? No. Just things i have found online haha.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 04:48

    thankfully i opted not to broadcast this one to the entire world!

    feeling any better?

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 04:49

    me? Sing? No. Just things i have found online haha.

    Was that you who posted the Heikki song?

  • me22/04/2009 at 04:49

    feeling any better?

    yeah, think so cheers. i still blame bassano of course.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 04:50

    Well it's my last day at work today and I'm thinking of staying home

  • me22/04/2009 at 04:52

    Well it’s my last day at work today and I’m thinking of staying home

    last day ever? and if so, will there not be goodbyes etc?

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 04:53

    last day ever? and if so, will there not be goodbyes etc?

    Yep last day ever and the goodbyes thing is exactly the reason I don't want to go in

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 04:54

    Yep last day ever and the goodbyes thing is exactly the reason I don’t want to go in

    Because you think it will be sad or because you don't like the people?

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 04:54

    Yep last day ever and the goodbyes thing is exactly the reason I don’t want to go in

    There might be cake. Cake is good.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 04:54

    There might be cake. Cake is good.

    True, but tears are bad

  • me22/04/2009 at 04:55

    True, but tears are bad

    nooo, tears are good... occasionally.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 04:56

    nooo, tears are good… occasionally.

    Ah, not the amount I'm liable to do.

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 04:56

    True, but tears are bad

    If you don't turn up it could leave a pretty bad impression I think.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 04:57

    If you don’t turn up it could leave a pretty bad impression I think.

    I'm sure they would understand though

  • me22/04/2009 at 04:57

    If you don’t turn up it could leave a pretty bad impression I think.

    mmm. plus tears usually lead to hugs, and who wouldn't want hugs?

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 04:57

    If you don’t turn up it could leave a pretty bad impression I think.

    You could just run away when things get emotional. Someone did that here today on there last day.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 04:59

    Someone did that here today on there last day.

    Thing is, they are my friends and they don't want me to go either, they'll just feel bad if I start to cry

  • me22/04/2009 at 05:00

    Thing is, they are my friends and they don’t want me to go either, they’ll just feel bad if I start to cry

    surely not half as bad as if you don't turn up at all?

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:01

    Who knows, if I'm upset now just thinking about it, it'll be a thousand times worse actually going in

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 05:01

    Thing is, they are my friends and they don’t want me to go either, they’ll just feel bad if I start to cry

    You know, going to the pub is always an option.....

  • me22/04/2009 at 05:02

    You know, going to the pub is always an option…..

    cake and pub? what an awesome day!

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:02

    You know, going to the pub is always an option…..

    That's something we don't do .. and I ain't gonna go on my own

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 05:03

    cake and pub? what an awesome day!

    Shows you I'm easily pleased, but not so emotional I guess.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:04

    Anyway, enough of me .. anything happening in the F1 news .. it just doesn't seem like a race weekend is looming

  • me22/04/2009 at 05:05

    Anyway, enough of me .. anything happening in the F1 news .. it just doesn’t seem like a race weekend is looming

    we can never have too much jackie!

    i think f1 community are basically shattered from bernie's punishing ealy season schedule. i know i am and i haven't got on a single plane.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:07

    i think f1 community are basically shattered from bernie’s punishing ealy season schedule. i know i am and i haven’t got on a single plane.

    They must be, it wasn't till I listened to that podcast with Joe about the 50,000 miles in 5 weeks that it sunk home how hectic a schedule it is

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 05:08

    Was that you who posted the Heikki song?

    guilty as charged

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:08

    guilty as charged

    thought it might have been :D .. tis quite catchy after a couple of listens

  • me22/04/2009 at 05:09

    They must be, it wasn’t till I listened to that podcast with Joe about the 50,000 miles in 5 weeks that it sunk home how hectic a schedule it is

    we'll have to check if it's ever happened before, but bernie compressed the start date to coincide with uk dailylight savings and that means two sets of back-to-backs before we even get to europe.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:10

    Thinking of the Heikki song .. I wonder if giggles does requests .. we could have a whole sidepodalbum of driver songs. Anyone any good at lyrics

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:13

    And that was a really great post of Christine's yesterday about Heikki. I do hope he gets the chance to compete on an equal footing but I seem to recolect something about Lewis getting two new parts fitted to his car in China whereas Heikki only had one .. so much for equal treatment

  • me22/04/2009 at 05:15

    And that was a really great post of Christine’s yesterday about Heikki. I do hope he gets the chance to compete on an equal footing but I seem to recolect something about Lewis getting two new parts fitted to his car in China whereas Heikki only had one .. so much for equal treatment

    on that sunject, any one know if piquet got a new diffuser like alonso did? renault may have shipped two of them, but i only ever heard people discussing alono's.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 05:16

    on that sunject, any one know if piquet got a new diffuser like alonso did? renault may have shipped two of them, but i only ever heard people discussing alono’s.

    as far as i know, he didn't use the new diffuser last weekend.

  • me22/04/2009 at 05:17

    as far as i know, he didn’t use the new diffuser last weekend.

    in which case we ought cut him a little slack. very mean of flav if that was the case.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:17

    on that sunject, any one know if piquet got a new diffuser like alonso did? renault may have shipped two of them, but i only ever heard people discussing alono’s.

    As far as I know it was only Alonso

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 05:19

    in which case we ought cut him a little slack. very mean of flav if that was the case.

    I'm not sure it made that much difference to Alonso in the end, appart from the qualifying glory lap.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:19

    As far as I know it was only Alonso

    Or Alonso got some new parts and Piquet didn't. I know its not fair either but if they only have time to do one, and they want the maximum feedback it makes sense to do it that way

  • Alex+Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:19

    in which case we ought cut him a little slack. very mean of flav if that was the case.

    Have you been up all night?

  • Alex+Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:20

    Have you been up all night?

    Ah I see only since 5:44... Sorry you're still ill.

  • me22/04/2009 at 05:20

    Have you been up all night?

    nope. needed a drink, am going back to sleep in a minute, just wanted to check the comments.

    can you tell jackie to go to work pls? kthanxbye ;)

  • Alex+Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:20

    Thinking of the Heikki song .. I wonder if giggles does requests .. we could have a whole sidepodalbum of driver songs. Anyone any good at lyrics

    oh dear ;)

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:21

    oh dear ;)

    Morning :D :D :D

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:23

    can you tell jackie to go to work pls? kthanxbye ;)

    Jackie, I understand it's a bit scary... But you only get one chance to do the goodbye thing. You won't want to think back in a while and say, "maybe I should have gone in"?

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:25

    Right now I feel like a kid with the "I don't want to, can't make me" attitude

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:27

    Right now I feel like a kid with the “I don’t want to, can’t make me” attitude

    If only I knew more of your names... I could say...

    Jacqueline Middlename Surname you will get in that car and go to work. ;)

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 05:27

    Right now I feel like a kid with the “I don’t want to, can’t make me” attitude

    That's the spirit, you can do it!

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:29

    Jacqueline Middlename Surname you will get in that car and go to work. ;)

    :D oh err, I know I've been bad when I get Jacqueline

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:29

    Right now I feel like a kid with the “I don’t want to, can’t make me” attitude

    I can see that foot hovering above the floor ready to stamp and if you don't hurry up and get in that car I'll smack your legs ;)

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:30

    :D oh err, I know I’ve been bad when I get Jacqueline

    I think I've regressed ;)

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:30

    Haha

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:32

    So having done an impression of one of my parents. It would be bad not to do the other one.

    Jackie, it's not that you have to go to work, of course you don't. But if you don't I will just be terribly disappointed in you.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:32

    Jackie, it’s not that you have to go to work, of course you don’t. But if you don’t I will just be terribly disappointed in you.

    Ooh err, that's worse :D

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:34

    It's not that I don't like my work/workmates .. its quite the opposite in fact. I was very fortunate to have a job I loved .. wee it didn't really seem like a job. It was where I went to play, to have stimulating conversation and to learn

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:35

    Ooh err, that’s worse :D

    I know... My mum has the big guns!

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 05:35

    It’s not that I don’t like my work/workmates .. its quite the opposite in fact. I was very fortunate to have a job I loved .. wee it didn’t really seem like a job. It was where I went to play, to have stimulating conversation and to learn

    Erm... i'm a bit of a rabbit in the headlights here... why don't you want to go to work, jackie?

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:36

    It’s not that I don’t like my work/workmates .. its quite the opposite in fact. I was very fortunate to have a job I loved .. wee it didn’t really seem like a job. It was where I went to play, to have stimulating conversation and to learn

    Right. So they'll want to say goodbye to you. Properly. Go on Jackie. So what if you cry? Is there a no crying policy at the office? Does somebody run up with an eyedropper and suck the tears off of your cheeks and escort you off of the premises with them?

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 05:36

    It’s not that I don’t like my work/workmates .. its quite the opposite in fact. I was very fortunate to have a job I loved .. wee it didn’t really seem like a job. It was where I went to play, to have stimulating conversation and to learn

    I just think that you not turning up on your last day could be seen as a bit of an insult to your workmates. Especially if they've organised anything, even somethings small, for you no to turn up would be really bad form imo.

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:36

    I just think that you not turning up on your last day could be seen as a bit of an insult to your workmates. Especially if they’ve organised anything, even somethings small, for you no to turn up would be really bad form imo.

    This is a very compelling point.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 05:36

    I just think that you not turning up on your last day could be seen as a bit of an insult to your workmates. Especially if they’ve organised anything, even somethings small, for you no to turn up would be really bad form imo.

    Oh, so THAT'S what's going on.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 05:37

    This is a very compelling point.

    Do your officemates know you're not coming in? If not, I suggest you drop by, even for only half a day, if that will make you feel better.

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:37

    Also you wouldn't have told us unless you secretly wanted us to convince you to go. So we all know that you actually want to go really.

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 05:37

    Also you wouldn’t have told us unless you secretly wanted us to convince you to go. So we all know that you actually want to go really.

    Exactly ;)

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 05:38

    Also you wouldn’t have told us unless you secretly wanted us to convince you to go. So we all know that you actually want to go really.

    :D

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 05:38

    Also you wouldn’t have told us unless you secretly wanted us to convince you to go. So we all know that you actually want to go really.

    So off you go then, we'll here from you later :-)

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:38

    The real problem is I want to go and not leave at all

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 05:40

    The real problem is I want to go and not leave at all

    So why not stick around for the day then? No harm in doing that.

    Why did you have to leave a job you loved? :(

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:42

    Why did you have to leave a job you loved? :(

    It's the big redundancy word. There just isn't the money to continue my research

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 05:43

    It’s the big redundancy word. There just isn’t the money to continue my research

    Ohhh... That's just awful. :( Have you found a new job?

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:44

    Not yet. I haven't been looking that hard, been in such a tizz about finishing here

  • Mattw22/04/2009 at 05:44

    in which case we ought cut him a little slack. very mean of flav if that was the case.

    OK, we can cut him a little slack for being awful in China. What about Sepang and Melbourne?

    Who will win the 'Ralf Schumacher award' for 'hanging on in F1 past their sell by date' this year?

    The nominations are:

    Piquet

    Fisi

    Sutil

    and Max Mosley

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 05:45

    It’s the big redundancy word. There just isn’t the money to continue my research

    Hmmm. Been through that in a research company. It's not nice. Can't offer any advice other than staying friends with the folk there. It was still the best place I ever worked......

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 05:45

    Who will win the ‘Ralf Schumacher award’ for ‘hanging on in F1 past their sell by date’ this year?

    Gotta be Max Mosley? But if we're talking about drivers, I'd say Piquet, from Fisichella and Bourdais.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:46

    and Max Mosley

    I don't think he's going anywhere. Out of the others you mention, for me it has to be Fisi

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 05:46

    Who will win the ‘Ralf Schumacher award’ for ‘hanging on in F1 past their sell by date’ this year?

    Piquet.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:46

    Thanks Paul

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 05:47

    The nominations are:

    Piquet

    Fisi

    Sutil

    Definately not Sutil. He's not that bad, if he were in Piquet's spot I have no doubt that he would do better than him.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 05:48

    I don’t think he’s going anywhere. Out of the others you mention, for me it has to be Fisi

    Right now, I actually think there's a 50-50 chance he won't run again. But that means he'd give his blessing to... Monsieur Todt.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:49

    Right now, I actually think there’s a 50-50 chance he won’t run again. But that means he’d give his blessing to… Monsieur Todt.

    Is that better or worse though?

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 05:50

    Is that better or worse though?

    I think he looked like the emperor from Star Wars on the grid last weekend!

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:50

    Sorry to hear that Jackie.

    Must be horrible :(

    I did have a thought though... Don't you have personal affects you'll need to collect? Coffee mug, Picture of Hekki, Copy of F1 racing turned to Page 22?

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 05:51

    Is that better or worse though?

    For me, I think it's better. Todt knows what he's doing, and I don't think he's as knocked up in the head as Mr Mosley is.

    That said, he has to disprove that he will have bias for or against Ferrari. He has to be able to show objectivity. But considering his CV (at Peugeot and Ferrari), he's been good at everything he's done before, so I don't think this will be an exception.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:51

    I did have a thought though… Don’t you have personal affects you’ll need to collect? Coffee mug, Picture of Hekki, Copy of F1 racing turned to Page 22?

    Took them all home last night. Maybe page 22 could make a last appearance there though

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 05:51

    I think he looked like the emperor from Star Wars on the grid last weekend!

    Todt? Nah. Palpatine has to be Mosley. Same height and similar facial features.

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:52

    Took them all home last night. Maybe page 22 could make a last appearance there though

    That's true... We saw Page 22 under the microscope... You must have some other good stuff there :)

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 05:52

    Todt? Nah. Palpatine has to be Mosley. Same height and similar facial features.

    Yeah, but Todt was sneaking around in a hooded jacket. I was thinking the "original" emperor

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 05:53

    Yeah, but Todt was sneaking around in a hooded jacket. I was thinking the “original” emperor

    But wasn't Palpatine the only emperor?

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 05:54

    But wasn’t Palpatine the only emperor?

    He means from the original (and obviously superior) trilogy.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:55

    Took them all home last night. Maybe page 22 could make a last appearance there though

    I'll have to try and think of something :D

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:55

    For me, I think it’s better. Todt knows what he’s doing, and I don’t think he’s as knocked up in the head as Mr Mosley is.

    There is Zero chance that Todt will work. He is seen, by everyone as biased towards Ferrari. He still sort of works for them (when things were starting to fall apart for Ferrari he appears in China - remember nobody goes unless they have to said Joe).

    Every decision he makes will have to be tested for Ferrari bias.

    It can't work.

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 05:55

    He means from the original (and obviously superior) trilogy.

    Indeedy.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 05:55

    He means from the original (and obviously superior) trilogy.

    Ohhh... so Palpatine from 4-6? That WAS what I was referring to.

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:55

    I’ll have to try and think of something :D

    That's the spirit :D

    You don't have a particle accelerator there do you? ;)

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 05:56

    You don’t have a particle accelerator there do you? ;)

    :D

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:56

    You don’t have a particle accelerator there do you? ;)

    Fraid not, mores the pity :D

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 05:56

    You don’t have a particle accelerator there do you? ;)

    Wind tunnel?

    CFD software?

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 05:57

    There is Zero chance that Todt will work. He is seen, by everyone as biased towards Ferrari. He still sort of works for them (when things were starting to fall apart for Ferrari he appears in China - remember nobody goes unless they have to said Joe).

    We haven't considered yet the LDM factor. The two are still at odds with each other about how he, Michael, and Ross were treated. So I don't think he'll be as bias towards Ferrari as we think he'll be.

    And did Todt go to China at Ferrari's insistence? I think it was at Max's insistence. The FIA umbrella says it all.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 05:57

    Wind tunnel?

    Nope nothing so exciting. I have seen a few hydrogen powered cars about .. maybe page 22 could check that out if I find one

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:58

    We haven’t considered yet the LDM factor. The two are still at odds with each other about how he, Michael, and Ross were treated. So I don’t think he’ll be as bias towards Ferrari as we think he’ll be.

    The thing is that you're thinking how Max and Todt will think. It's okay that's all water under the bridge.

    The new head of the FIA needs to be whiter than white. The perception can't be "another Ferrari man" for the public. It doesn't kind of matter about the reality.

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:59

    Nope nothing so exciting. I have seen a few hydrogen powered cars about .. maybe page 22 could check that out if I find one

    Excellent. Well you'll have to go in now :)

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 05:59

    Right... Now I better go to work!

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 06:00

    Bye Alex .. thank you :D

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 06:00

    The new head of the FIA needs to be whiter than white. The perception can’t be “another Ferrari man” for the public. It doesn’t kind of matter about the reality.

    The way things stand, if Todt will be the only guy Max can trust enough so that he can retire, I'll take it. I don't think Max sees any other potential successors. I'd rather see Jean than another term with Max.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 06:01

    Who's Max' deputy is it Balestre?

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 06:02

    The way things stand, if Todt will be the only guy Max can trust enough so that he can retire, I’ll take it. I don’t think Max sees any other potential successors. I’d rather see Jean than another term with Max.

    Does it have to be someone from F1? Are there no other leaders from some other country's motorsport regulators?

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 06:02

    Who’s Max’ deputy is it Balestre?

    Is he still around?!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 06:04

    Who’s Max’ deputy is it Balestre?

    Is he still around?!

    Balestre died last year... it's some guy from Monaco that took over temporarily last year when Max went into hiding...

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 06:05

    Balestre died last year… it’s some guy from Monaco that took over temporarily last year when Max went into hiding…

    Oops, didn't know that. Morning Gavin

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 06:17

    Bye Alex .. thank you :D

    Just because I'm on the train doesn't mean I'm not able to check up on you from the train ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 06:18

    Balestre died last year… it’s some guy from Monaco that took over temporarily last year when Max went into hiding…

    Oops, didn’t know that. Morning Gavin

    Morning. Go to work Jackie, you need to say goodbye and if your work was that nice, you know they've organised somthing for you. Leave on a high note - you never know, one day you'll end up working with them again ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 06:29

    Morning guys :)

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 06:29

    Morning, Scott. :)

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 06:30

    Big question: Remember the Alonso-Hamilton Mercedes Benz commercial? The song is "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better". But WHO sang the version Mercedes-Benz used in their commercial? It's not the original one.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 06:39

    Big question: Remember the Alonso-Hamilton Mercedes Benz commercial? The song is “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better”. But WHO sang the version Mercedes-Benz used in their commercial? It’s not the original one.

    Ahh... those were the days! Mika FTW ;)

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 06:42

    Ahh… those were the days! Mika FTW ;)

    VERY good commercial. I'm asking because I'm trying to get a copy of that song. But I've been trying for months to find that version, with no luck whatsoever. :(

    Does anyone know?

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 06:49

    Big question: Remember the Alonso-Hamilton Mercedes Benz commercial? The song is “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better”. But WHO sang the version Mercedes-Benz used in their commercial? It’s not the original one.

    I remember a boy and girl singing it, just don't know who.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 06:50

    I remember a boy and girl singing it, just don’t know who.

    :( Oh man... If anyone knows their names, that would be perfect. :D :D

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 06:54

    Close up of Renault's double diffuser

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd4remhW0J8

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 06:59

    According to Autosport TV, Ferrari are looking to focus on 2010 should their fortunes fail to improve. They're also going to debut their double diffuser at Barcelona.

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 07:00

    Big question: Remember the Alonso-Hamilton Mercedes Benz commercial? The song is “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better”. But WHO sang the version Mercedes-Benz used in their commercial? It’s not the original one.

    I remember seeing that advert during the Hungary 2007 and just finding it completly hilarious considering what was going on at the race.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 07:00

    According to Autosport TV, Ferrari are looking to focus on 2010 should their fortunes fail to improve. They’re also going to debut their double diffuser at Barcelona.

    Just as well they should. But that indicates a lack of confidence in Maranello, doesn't it? LDM won't like that...

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 07:01

    BAT race at Istanbul is done. Great 2nd place for me thanks to a couple of lucky safety cars. :D

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 07:05

    Did something sneaky in FR. Buemi's value has gone significantly higher in the 3 days I had him, so I've let him go. At the same time, Kubica's value has plunged to 6.0, so I bought him back, with money to spare.

    I think Kubica plus spare cash will be better value than Buemi with no spare cash. And if BMW are the team they are, surely they'll make big improvements in a dry Bahrain.

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 07:06

    BAT race at Istanbul is done. Great 2nd place for me thanks to a couple of lucky safety cars. :D

    I'm happy with a BMW 1-3, it seems I may never win a race but at least we're top of the constructors :P

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 07:09

    Did something sneaky in FR. Buemi’s value has gone significantly higher in the 3 days I had him, so I’ve let him go. At the same time, Kubica’s value has plunged to 6.0, so I bought him back, with money to spare.

    I think Kubica plus spare cash will be better value than Buemi with no spare cash. And if BMW are the team they are, surely they’ll make big improvements in a dry Bahrain.

    I'm sticking with who I have, thanks!

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 07:10

    I’m sticking with who I have, thanks!

    :D Hahaha! I like tinkering with my FR lineup. Who knows, doing this Wednesday morning trade may improve my fortunes. :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 07:13

    I’m sticking with who I have, thanks!

    :D Hahaha! I like tinkering with my FR lineup. Who knows, doing this Wednesday morning trade may improve my fortunes. :)

    You peddler you! "Honest J's 2nd hand driver yard"!

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 07:14

    You peddler you! “Honest J’s 2nd hand driver yard”!

    It sounds like a shop straight out of GTA. :D

    Cmon, Kubica's had a bad start to the season, but we know he's not THIS bad. :)

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 07:28

    :( Oh man… If anyone knows their names, that would be perfect. :D :D

    I can't access it from here but it sounds like what you need is shazam.com

    They have an ace application that can listen to a song and tell you who it's by. It's great for mobiles when you're in a shop and you hear a song or whatever.

    I'm not sure how you can get the sound from the video to it. But you should be able to work it out.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 07:30

    They have an ace application that can listen to a song and tell you who it’s by. It’s great for mobiles when you’re in a shop and you hear a song or whatever.

    *Rushes off to look*

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 07:34

    *Rushes off to look*

    At first glance, the results don't look too promising. All the singers are old people. Ah well, still worth a try, I guess.

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 07:35

    aw crashed out of 3rd in batracer. For once i was happy with my pace even though i forgot to turn kers back on after monaco. Browsing batracer on nz phone is officially more difficult than browsing sidepodcast.

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 07:37

    Morning guys and gals. Damn, I think that's my 3rd race in a row now on BATracer wherew I've had sucvh a good chance to do well and I've crashed out... it's really frustrating when I want to get points for Brawn as lou and myself's goal is to win the constructors... bah. :(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 07:38

    Morning guys and gals. Damn, I think that’s my 3rd race in a row now on BATracer wherew I’ve had sucvh a good chance to do well and I’ve crashed out… it’s really frustrating when I want to get points for Brawn as lou and myself’s goal is to win the constructors… bah. :(

    This, and Amy's quote are why I refuse to play cackracer anymore :(

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 07:41

    and by nz i mean my. Turns out browsing sidepodcast is hard too.

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 07:51

    This, and Amy’s quote are why I refuse to play cackracer anymore :(

    Bah :(

    Anyways I shall run off to uni and attempt to have a more productive day than my artistic doddling 3 hour joy I had yesterday :P

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 07:51

    Finally - am ready to upload meandpage22. :D

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 07:51

    Finally - am ready to upload meandpage22. :D

    :)

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 07:56

    http://drop.io/meandpage22/asset/dsc02033-jpg

    It's not much, but it's me for sure.

    I wonder how Mr C would feel about his picture being the clutches of a Ferrari fan, though. :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 07:58

    http://drop.io/meandpage22/asset/dsc02033-jpg

    It’s not much, but it’s me for sure.

    I wonder how Mr C would feel about his picture being the clutches of a Ferrari fan, though. :D

    Wait till you see my Ferrari Store pics. Hopefully tonight I will have finished my guest article...

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 07:59

    Wait till you see my Ferrari Store pics. Hopefully tonight I will have finished my guest article…

    Ooooh. Speaking of which, I need to finish this week's article so I can drop it off to Keith. :) What are YOU writing about? A Ferrari catalogue? :P

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 07:59

    It’s not much, but it’s me for sure.

    That's excellent!

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 08:00

    That’s excellent!

    Thanks! ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 08:00

    Wait till you see my Ferrari Store pics. Hopefully tonight I will have finished my guest article…

    Ooooh. Speaking of which, I need to finish this week’s article so I can drop it off to Keith. :) What are YOU writing about? A Ferrari catalogue? :P

    Wait and see!

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 08:01

    Wait and see!

    All right, all right. As a Ferrari fan, this should be good. :D

    Next thing we know, Mr C will bug you to start a blog again. Hahaha!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 08:03

    Wait and see!

    All right, all right. As a Ferrari fan, this should be good. :D

    Next thing we know, Mr C will bug you to start a blog again. Hahaha!

    I am going to start a blog - on F1 stats and analysis. But first I need to finish my guest post tonight and by then hopefully Scott will have given me feedback on what he wants for his graphs so I can get that done too :D

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 08:03

    I am going to start a blog - on F1 stats and analysis. But first I need to finish my guest post tonight and by then hopefully Scott will have given me feedback on what he wants for his graphs so I can get that done too :D

    Oooh... sounds like a hangout spot for me and Alia. :D That leaves me and Steven Roy, then. ;)

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 08:04

    Oooh… sounds like a hangout spot for me and Alia. :D That leaves me and Steven Roy, then. ;)

    And Amy, and Bassano.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 08:06

    Gavin, will you be doing FR-specific stats? Would be very helpful if you did. I'm not sure if Alia is still doing her points per million sheet. :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 08:09

    Gavin, will you be doing FR-specific stats? Would be very helpful if you did. I’m not sure if Alia is still doing her points per million sheet. :)

    I started on sunday (See dropio) and I would like feedback as it's a bit rough. Then I will make stats after each race for you guys ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 08:09

    Oooh… sounds like a hangout spot for me and Alia. :D That leaves me and Steven Roy, then. ;)

    You are more than welcome to contribute ;)

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 08:12

    I started on sunday (See dropio) and I would like feedback as it’s a bit rough. Then I will make stats after each race for you guys ;)

    Great - I'll take a look at it when I get the time to. :D

    You are more than welcome to contribute ;)

    Nah - stats aren't my thing, I'm more of a history buff. I do some writing for F1F already, as well as that one guest article I have here. Will probably have stuff up here from time to time. :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 08:13

    Nah - stats aren’t my thing, I’m more of a history buff. I do some writing for F1F already, as well as that one guest article I have here. Will probably have stuff up here from time to time. :)

    Ah ok so you just meant that you liked the idea - that's cool, I have had a lot of positive responses about the blog... :D

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 08:18

    and i am much more of a commenter than a contributor so i shall sit back and watch you all work :)

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 08:20

    and i am much more of a commenter than a contributor so i shall sit back and watch you all work :)

    you know, you should try your hand at writing a guest article. perhaps something about heikki or f1 in australia. i think you'll be pretty good at it. ;)

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 08:27

    Over on the Times Online blog, things seem to have taken a negative turn. There are the results of a poll on which driver you would sack (no prizes for guessing who tops this list), and now they're asking which team principals should get the boot.

    Found via FakeKaz.

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 08:28

    i am considering the comment me made about a guest post about the nonf1 side of albert park, i just need to get some more photos.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 08:31

    Over on the Times Online blog, things seem to have taken a negative turn. There are the results of a poll on which driver you would sack (no prizes for guessing who tops this list), and now they’re asking which team principals should get the boot.

    Ah, it's not THAT bad. Raikkonen and Hamilton scarily got a lot of votes, though. Am surprised some people want Vettel and Button gone (9 of them, to be exact), yet only 1 guy would want Robert out.

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 08:35

    Over on the Times Online blog, things seem to have taken a negative turn. There are the results of a poll on which driver you would sack (no prizes for guessing who tops this list), and now they’re asking which team principals should get the boot.

    Found via FakeKaz.

    Ah, it’s not THAT bad. Raikkonen and Hamilton scarily got a lot of votes, though. Am surprised some people want Vettel and Button gone (9 of them, to be exact), yet only 1 guy would want Robert out.

    Piquet isn't a big suprise and I guess neither is Hekki after retiring on the first lap in the first two races.

    I'm suprised people wanted Alonso sacked, not as many as Hamilton or Raikkonen but he still got some.

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 08:36

    too many votes for heikki. How unexpected! Or not!

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 08:37

    too many votes for heikki. How unexpected! Or not!

    and unless he ups his game in the remaining races, these people will get what they want.

  • F1Wolf22/04/2009 at 08:48

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/massa-raikkonen-bahrain-2008-jpg

    they really liked that non alcoholic bubble drink :-)

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 08:49

    Ahh here we go, 3 hours of C++. joy.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 08:50

    Ahh here we go, 3 hours of C++. joy.

    Who even teaches C++ now? That's an ancient language. You're better off learning C#. Or even VB.NET!

  • me22/04/2009 at 08:51

    I wonder how Mr C would feel about his picture being the clutches of a Ferrari fan, though.

    pleased as punch :)

    have you seen ollie's caption compo today?

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 08:52

    have you seen ollie’s caption compo today?

    The one with JB and VBH that you took? Yep. ;)

  • me22/04/2009 at 08:52

    Who even teaches C++ now? That’s an ancient language. You’re better off learning C#. Or even VB.NET!

    c++ is relevant. if you need processor specific (or performant) code, c++ is pretty code solution. photoshop would be slooooow in c#.

  • me22/04/2009 at 08:53

    they really liked that non alcoholic bubble drink :-)

    classic expression!

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 08:53

    Ahh here we go, 3 hours of C++. joy.

    Oh come on, it isn't that bad. :P

    Who even teaches C++ now? That’s an ancient language. You’re better off learning C#. Or even VB.NET!

    Currently learning C++ and VB.Net :D

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 08:54

    c++ is relevant. if you need processor specific (or performance) code, c++ is pretty code solution. photoshop would be slooooow in c#.

    ahhh... didn't know that. good point. but we don't even use c++ anymore in the systems we develop for our clients.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 08:54

    Currently learning C++ and VB.Net :D

    VB.NET - good language to learn. ;)

  • me22/04/2009 at 08:55

    Currently learning C++ and VB.Net :D

    out of curiosity, why vb.net? it's just about the only language in the world that has no relevance to any other. c++ and c# would likely be easier, no?

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 08:55

    Oh come on, it isn’t that bad. :P

    I really... really... dont like it :(

    Just falls out of my mind instantly.

  • me22/04/2009 at 08:56

    VB.NET - good language to learn. ;)

    i dunno. it's a product of bill gates' twisted mind. coding vb.net is coding for the devil himself, just ask god...

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 08:56

    Just falls out of my mind instantly.

    Are you taking up a computer science course? or are you taking another course that just so happened to have this subject in the flowchart?

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 08:57

    i dunno. it’s a product of bill gates’ twisted mind. coding vb.net is coding for the devil himself, just ask god…

    :D it's not the most relevant language out there, for sure. but it's easy to learn quickly, which I guess is why they're teaching it.

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 08:58

    Are you taking up a computer science course? or are you taking another course that just so happened to have this subject in the flowchart?

    Computing in general so a bit of everything.

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 08:58

    out of curiosity, why vb.net? it’s just about the only language in the world that has no relevance to any other. c++ and c# would likely be easier, no?

    Well there wasn't much of a choice, I'm learning it Uni so it was decided for us. Two units, Object Oriented Programing we use C++ and Visual Programming using VB.Net

  • me22/04/2009 at 08:59

    :D it’s not the most relevant language out there, for sure. but it’s easy to learn quickly, which I guess is why they’re teaching it.

    true enough.

    i can understand why someone would learn old style VB, because you can fire up word of excel and code a macro. literally any MS product is a development environment and almost every pc has office installed.

    vb.net however, is a little pointless.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 08:59

    Well there wasn’t much of a choice, I’m learning it Uni so it was decided for us. Two units, Object Oriented Programing we use C++ and Visual Programming using VB.Net

    You're using C++ to learn OOP? Hmmm... Not the best language for it, to be honest. C was always a procedural language, so C++ is not fully optimized for OOP. You're better off learning Java or C# for OOP.

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 09:00

    I really… really… dont like it

    Just falls out of my mind instantly.

    I know the feeling, but I'm in my second year of doing it so it is starting to stick now. I'd offer to help you out but chances are you unit differs from mine.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:00

    i can understand why someone would learn old style VB, because you can fire up word of excel and code a macro. literally any MS product is a development environment and almost every pc has office installed.

    Agreed. Have you heard of VSOP, though? MS wants to say goodbye to the macros. It uses VB.NET or C#.NET.

  • me22/04/2009 at 09:01

    Well there wasn’t much of a choice, I’m learning it Uni so it was decided for us. Two units, Object Oriented Programing we use C++ and Visual Programming using VB.Net

    strange choice but i guess they have their reasoning.

  • me22/04/2009 at 09:01

    You’re better off learning Java or C# for OOP.

    agreed.

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 09:01

    You’re using C++ to learn OOP? Hmmm… Not the best language for it, to be honest. C was always a procedural language, so C++ is not fully optimized for OOP. You’re better off learning Java or C# for OOP.

    Really? lol well we learnt C++ in our first year and have just continued on with it in the OOP unit this year. I might bring this up with my tutor :D

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:01

    I know the feeling, but I’m in my second year of doing it so it is starting to stick now. I’d offer to help you out but chances are you unit differs from mine.

    I can also help you, Luke, the best I can. It's been a while since I developed, though - I've shifted away from that in the IT industry. Focusing on project management instead - it plays to my strengths better.

  • me22/04/2009 at 09:02

    Agreed. Have you heard of VSOP, though? MS wants to say goodbye to the macros. It uses VB.NET or C#.NET.

    vsop?

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:03

    vsop?

    VSOT, rather. Visual Studio Office Tools.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:03

    VSOT, rather. Visual Studio Office Tools.

    Arg. VSTO. Visual Studio Tools for Office.

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 09:04

    I can also help you, Luke, the best I can. It’s been a while since I developed, though - I’ve shifted away from that in the IT industry. Focusing on project management instead - it plays to my strengths better.

    Don't say that, I can't stand project management I should working on my project report right now and I'm on here. Mind you I think it is more the lecturer teaching the unit that is the problem.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:04

    Don’t say that, I can’t stand project management I should working on my project report right now and I’m on here. Mind you I think it is more the lecturer teaching the unit that is the problem.

    Heehee. I can help you out there. What's your project about?

  • me22/04/2009 at 09:05

    VSOT, rather. Visual Studio Office Tools.

    ahh, right. a nice idea but they're taking their sweet time about bringing the concepts in. also you still need visual studio to write them, no?

    the beauty of VB was the ability to open word and code a solution, or open excel and do the same. very quick, very easy.

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 09:06

    Is there a quote button is the doohickey? or am I just blind and can't see it?

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:06

    ahh, right. a nice idea but they’re taking their sweet time about bringing the concepts in. also you still need visual studio to write them, no?

    yep, you do.

    the beauty of VB was the ability to open word and code a solution, or open excel and do the same. very quick, very easy.

    that's the big upside of going old-school. i think the reason they're shifting away is twofold - to promote VS (of course) and to reduce the security risk you have with macros.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:07

    Is there a quote button is the doohickey? or am I just blind and can’t see it?

    there isn't one. to quote, just click the paragraph you wish to quote.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:07

    there isn’t one. to quote, just click the paragraph you wish to quote.

    after hitting reply, of course.

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 09:09

    Heehee. I can help you out there. What’s your project abo

    We all chose our own project, mine was based on a website and content managment system I built over last summer. I was the only one in the class to use a project that was real, lol.

    I'm supposed to be writing a 3000 word report on everything to do with the project and what we have been told to talk about doesn't come anywhere near 3000 words. Currently talking about the problems I encountered and what I did to solve them using risk management.

  • me22/04/2009 at 09:09

    that’s the big upside of going old-school. i think the reason they’re shifting away is twofold - to promote VS (of course) and to reduce the security risk you have with macros.

    too complicated for people who need a quick fix. is the "record macro" option going to go away from office then?

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 09:10

    there isn’t one. to quote, just click the paragraph you wish to quote.

    Hehe thanks :D

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:11

    too complicated for people who need a quick fix. is the “record macro” option going to go away from office then?

    Knowing MS, it just might for the next version. Not sure on that count, though.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:12

    I’m supposed to be writing a 3000 word report on everything to do with the project and what we have been told to talk about doesn’t come anywhere near 3000 words. Currently talking about the problems I encountered and what I did to solve them using risk management.

    Risk management... risk, impact, contingency, mitigation. :D

    What else were you asked to talk about? Planning, time allocation are two that quickly come to mind.

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 09:19

    i dunno. it’s a product of bill gates’ twisted mind. coding vb.net is coding for the devil himself, just ask god…

    Bad vb.net baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

    baaaaaaaaaaaaadddddddd

    Sorry.

    it's bbbbaaaaaaaaaaaaaadddd!!!!!

    It's easier to tech people who have only ever used VB C# than VB.Net I reckon.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:20

    It’s easier to tech people who have only ever used VB C# than VB.Net I reckon.

    You're saying that if I've only used VB before, I'll find C# easier than VB.NET? Couldn't quite see through your baaaaaaads there. :P

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 09:20

    It’s easier to tech people who have only ever used VB C# than VB.Net I reckon.

    teach that was...

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 09:21

    See, based on the software development modules ive had so far 2 years into my course, VB I can do... Java I can do... C++ makes my frail little mind run about in little circles then explode in frustration, pick itself back up and fall over again from it confusing me so much :(

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 09:21

    You’re saying that if I’ve only used VB before, I’ll find C# easier than VB.NET? Couldn’t quite see through your baaaaaaads there. :P

    Well it's not quite that simple. But I think so... I mean VB.NET is quite different than VB.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:22

    teach that was…

    that's why i got confused. :P

    Well it’s not quite that simple. But I think so… I mean VB.NET is quite different than VB.

    maybe it's because i studied them in college, but i didn't see vb.net as THAT different to vb.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:23

    See, based on the software development modules ive had so far 2 years into my course, VB I can do… Java I can do… C++ makes my frail little mind run about in little circles then explode in frustration, pick itself back up and fall over again from it confusing me so much :(

    That's what happens when a procedural language tries to pose as an OOP. :D They're discussing C++ in the context of OOP?

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 09:23

    maybe it’s because i studied them in college, but i didn’t see vb.net as THAT different to vb.

    And I may be wrong of course. As I could already write C++ and VB when I looked at C# and VB.NET

    And C# made more sense as a progression to me than VB.Net.

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 09:24

    That’s what happens when a procedural language tries to pose as an OOP. :D They’re discussing C++ in the context of OOP?

    Yep, its a mixture of oop and using the language as a study of data structures.

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 09:24

    That’s what happens when a procedural language tries to pose as an OOP. :D They’re discussing C++ in the context of OOP?

    In some code recently I saw somebody trying to emulate OOP in Perl.

    Now that was confusing...

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:25

    And C# made more sense as a progression to me than VB.Net.

    I agree on this count - C# is more of a progression. VB.NET was only really created to appease the VB developers.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:26

    In some code recently I saw somebody trying to emulate OOP in Perl.

    Whatever was going through the head of guy who did that??

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:26

    Yep, its a mixture of oop and using the language as a study of data structures.

    Data structures... okay... Where are you struggling?

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 09:26

    Data structures… okay… Where are you struggling?

    With the whole 'everything' aspect of it. :D

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 09:27

    What else were you asked to talk about? Planning, time allocation are two that quickly come to mind.

    I know all about risk managment, I had to give a 15 minute presentation on it, haha.

    The report needs to explain what the project was, our solution, what our beneficiaries wanted from our the project, the risks, and then explaining our testing.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:27

    With the whole ‘everything’ aspect of it. :D

    So you're basically at zero understanding right now? Yipes. Have you tried looking at online content? Maybe that would help.

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 09:29

    So you’re basically at zero understanding right now? Yipes. Have you tried looking at online content? Maybe that would help.

    No I'm just joking. We're studying queues, stacks and linked lists at the moment today and how the data is moved about and passed on and... stuff within c++ and despite bveing given sheets explaining, and looking at various bits of code provided in c++, it just frazzles my brain. It probably sounds very stupid oir simple to experienced users but I can easily say to you now that programming is by far my weakest area within my modules :(

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:30

    The report needs to explain what the project was, our solution, what our beneficiaries wanted from our the project, the risks, and then explaining our testing.

    And you need 3000 words? I think it's doable. You can discuss the problem, how you came to your solution, your project's objectives and goals. Then in discussing what your stakeholders want, you can go into how what they want and how you ensure you give what they want. Risk management and QA are self-explanatory. Maybe you can also discuss any project reviews you conducted with your stakeholders.

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 09:31

    No I’m just joking. We’re studying queues, stacks and linked lists at the moment today and how the data is moved about and passed on and… stuff within c++ and despite bveing given sheets explaining, and looking at various bits of code provided in c++, it just frazzles my brain. It probably sounds very stupid oir simple to experienced users but I can easily say to you now that programming is by far my weakest area within my modules :(

    We've only just done that and I've been learning the language since last year. lol

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 09:31

    We’ve only just done that and I’ve been learning the language since last year. lol

    Have been learning it for 9 weeks. :(

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 09:31

    You know, Bassano might be onto something with the Darren Heath thing. I notice the "big picture" on the Beeb's site hasn't changed since Malaysia.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:31

    No I’m just joking. We’re studying queues, stacks and linked lists at the moment today and how the data is moved about and passed on and… stuff within c++ and despite bveing given sheets explaining, and looking at various bits of code provided in c++, it just frazzles my brain. It probably sounds very stupid oir simple to experienced users but I can easily say to you now that programming is by far my weakest area within my modules :(

    Queues and stacks are easy enough. Linked lists will require an understanding of pointers, right? I don't quite remember it now, but I remember that linked lists don't store values per se, but they store where these values are stored. Something like that.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:31

    You know, Bassano might be onto something with the Darren Heath thing. I notice the “big picture” on the Beeb’s site hasn’t changed since Malaysia.

    Give it time. :D ;)

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 09:32

    Give it time. :D ;)

    Sposed to be pic of the week, isn't it?

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:32

    Have been learning it for 9 weeks. :(

    We had to learn C in 24 weeks. 12 weeks to discuss the basics, and another 12 to discuss the advanced stuff like linked lists, storages, and recursion.

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 09:33

    Queues and stacks are easy enough. Linked lists will require an understanding of pointers, right? I don’t quite remember it now, but I remember that linked lists don’t store values per se, but they store where these values are stored. Something like that.

    I'm slowly starting to understand the actual process of them but it's actually implementing such events into c++ language and executing ti work without borland screaming errors at me left right and center. I'll get there eventually but it's just a low, slow process for me because as I've said, it;s not a strong area.

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 09:33

    You know, Bassano might be onto something with the Darren Heath thing. I notice the “big picture” on the Beeb’s site hasn’t changed since Malaysia.

    Malaysia big picture updated the Thursday after the Grand prix I believe... not sure.

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 09:34

    Malaysia big picture updated the Thursday after the Grand prix I believe… not sure.

    Fair enough. Just seems like the current one has been there a looong time.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:34

    I’m slowly starting to understand the actual process of them but it’s actually implementing such events into c++ language and executing ti work without borland screaming errors at me left right and center. I’ll get there eventually but it’s just a low, slow process for me because as I’ve said, it;s not a strong area.

    My suggestion to you: diagram it and metacode it. C and C++ shouldn't be too different in this aspect. It's not super-difficult, I'm sure you'll get to grips with it.

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 09:36

    My suggestion to you: diagram it and metacode it. C and C++ shouldn’t be too different in this aspect. It’s not super-difficult, I’m sure you’ll get to grips with it.

    yeah that does help. I'm writing dpwn now onto paper how the queues and linked lists etc go on and what they do, they say people have their own styles of learning and mine is no doubt through seeing a visual version of whats supposed to happen :)

    Although judging on my notes yesterday I uploaded to show being an A4 of drawings and doddles, perhaps I take the whole visual learning a tad too far... ;)

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 09:38

    How spooky is this?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8010219.stm

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:39

    Although judging on my notes yesterday I uploaded to show being an A4 of drawings and doddles, perhaps I take the whole visual learning a tad too far… ;)

    Rubens Man! He has come back from the dead to save F1 from evil! :D

    yeah that does help. I’m writing dpwn now onto paper how the queues and linked lists etc go on and what they do, they say people have their own styles of learning and mine is no doubt through seeing a visual version of whats supposed to happen :)

    Thing to remember with queues: first in, first out. If you're using an array to implement it, an extra variable or two to indicate where your queue starts and ends is key. :) Linked lists can be a tricky beast, but once you get how it works, the rest is a breeze.

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 09:39

    How spooky is this?

    Haha, talk of the devil!

    Thats such a cool picture :)

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 09:40

    Thing to remember with queues: first in, first out. If you’re using an array to implement it, an extra variable or two to indicate where your queue starts and ends is key. :) Linked lists can be a tricky beast, but once you get how it works, the rest is a breeze.

    Cheers, appreciate the advice and help. I'll get there eventually, just apologies you have to bear with my inexperience and naivety of C++ :)

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:40

    Haha, talk of the devil!

    Hahahaha! Darren must be lurking about here somewhere. :D

    Thats such a cool picture :)

    Agreed. Would've loved to see a bigger closeup of the car using the same shot, but brilliant nonetheless.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:41

    Cheers, appreciate the advice and help. I’ll get there eventually, just apologies you have to bear with my inexperience and naivety of C++ :)

    Nothing to apologize about, I'm sure you'll get there. :D

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:46

    Hahahaha! Darren must be lurking about here somewhere. :D

    Now all we're waiting for is the Formula1.com video.

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 09:48

    Now all we’re waiting for is the Formula1.com video.

    Now there's something I wish I could be doing now. :)

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 09:49

    And you need 3000 words? I think it’s doable. You can discuss the problem, how you came to your solution, your project’s objectives and goals. Then in discussing what your stakeholders want, you can go into how what they want and how you ensure you give what they want. Risk management and QA are self-explanatory. Maybe you can also discuss any project reviews you conducted with your stakeholders.

    Yeah, its just everyone in my class is moaning about our C++ time constrained assignment on friday, only two of us want it done and out the way :D

    The internet here is terrible the doohicky won't work :(

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:50

    Yeah, its just everyone in my class is moaning about our C++ time constrained assignment on friday, only two of us want it done and out the way :D

    Time to get it done yourselves, perhaps? Time is ticking. ;)

    The internet here is terrible the doohickey won’t work :(

    You're still able to send comments, so it can't be too terrible.

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 09:51

    Yeah, its just everyone in my class is moaning about our C++ time constrained assignment on friday, only two of us want it done and out the way :D

    I have one of them in 3 weeks, argh! :(

  • pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 09:52

    I feel old

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:53

    I have one of them in 3 weeks, argh! :(

    Time to get started, then.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 09:53

    I feel old

    You can't be THAT old. Look at me - I'm advising college students on computer science units. And I think I'm still young and youthful!

  • pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 09:54

    I've already forgotten all that stuff !!

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 09:54

    I feel old

    Age is just a number :)

  • pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 09:55

    Age is just a number :)

    Were'nt no interwebs when i was at uni !

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 09:59

    Time to get it done yourselves, perhaps? Time is ticking. ;)

    Yeah, people are complaing about the theme of making our own operators.

    You’re still able to send comments, so it can’t be too terrible.

    I sent by going on the website, I have a signal strength of one, haha.

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 10:10

    The interwebnet failing in this area. :(

    Gone from a 24mb line to currently a 512kb line... Download speed testing comes up at 347kbps

    Uh oh...

  • F1Wolf22/04/2009 at 10:17

    just received email from someone presenting the New York are F1 track project. not sure what to think about that - www.USGPJB.com

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 10:21

    I am home from work and I bring you part 2 of "hilarious F1 songs".

    This one tops the Heikki one, because it's in a language I can understand, and it made it on to the charts in Finland in 1998. Sadly it's not a full version, because I couldn't find one. There is also a Finnish version but I couldn't find that either.

    11 years later, lyrics such as

    Who is the lawn mowing fella?

    Could be mister Fisichella!

    are still as relevant as they were then.

    Clearly, this song is also where Bernie got his medals idea.

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/hakkisen-mika-mp3

  • pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 10:21

    just received email from someone presenting the New York are F1 track project. not sure what to think about that - www.USGPJB.com

    Isn't there an economic crisis? They do have other race tracks in that country!

  • pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 10:35

    Clearly, this song is also where Bernie got his medals idea.

    That's hilarious! "Here he comes Mika Mika Hakkinen!!"

  • me22/04/2009 at 10:41

    Give it time. :D ;)

    Sposed to be pic of the week, isn’t it?

    ha!

  • me22/04/2009 at 10:42

    How spooky is this?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8010219.stm

    *waves to bbc people reading spc*

    are you short of ideas again?

  • BBC22/04/2009 at 10:43

    are you short of ideas again?

    How dare you ridicule us, it's mere coincedence our new F1 Reality TV show to get new drivers in F1 is called Side Pod Casting

  • me22/04/2009 at 10:44

    How dare you ridicule us, it’s mere coincedence our new F1 Reality TV show to get new drivers in F1 is called Side Pod Casting

    and people vote with a ping?

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 10:46

    Gaaah - interwebnet useless atm.

    TTFN

  • BBC22/04/2009 at 10:46

    and people vote with a ping?

    As long everyone's license paying money can provide us with a ridiculously expensive machine that goes ping, then we can safely assume it will be another original idea from us.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 10:47

    As long everyone’s license paying money can provide us with a ridiculously expensive machine that goes ping, then we can safely assume it will be another original idea from us.

    :D

    Who's doing this? :P

    USGPJB - intriguing concept, but do they even have contact with Bernie? Doesn't look like it.

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 10:49

    As long everyone’s license paying money can provide us with a ridiculously expensive machine that goes ping, then we can safely assume it will be another original idea from us.

    BBC, while you're here, can you promote Crofty please?

  • pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 10:49

    As long everyone’s license paying money can provide us with a ridiculously expensive machine that goes ping, then we can safely assume it will be another original idea from us.

    Will there be CBBC commentary?

  • me22/04/2009 at 10:49

    BBC, while you’re here, can you promote Crofty please?

    :D :D

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 10:49

    USGPJB - intriguing concept, but do they even have contact with Bernie? Doesn’t look like it.

    Also using 'I' instead of 'we' makes me think he doesn't really have a big team behind him, which he'll need if he's to make this work.

  • BBC22/04/2009 at 10:51

    Will there be CBBC commentary?

    James Allen is currently unavailable.

    BBC, while you’re here, can you promote Crofty please?

    Mr Croft shall stay on Radio 5 Live. We feel that our main commentator, Johnathon Legard, is an incredible talent. The rise in complaints at Mr Legard is just a case of bad timing.

  • Kris22/04/2009 at 10:53

    ... The rise in complaints at Mr Legard is just a case of bad timing.

    yes... the timing and frequency of his constant interruptions

  • pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 10:53

    :-)

    What can I say

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 10:53

    yes… the timing and frequency of his constant interruptions

    race replay is on TV here right now, and I just had to mute it.

  • ITV-F122/04/2009 at 10:54

    How dare you ridicule us, it’s mere coincedence our new F1 Reality TV show to get new drivers in F1 is called Side Pod Casting

    You're pony at having F1. Wot I fink is, we was much better last year ;)

  • BBC22/04/2009 at 10:55

    race replay is on TV here right now, and I just had to mute it.

    We are pleased to announce that we shall soon be introducing an 'anti-mute' option to our Formula 1 coverage so all racing fans can truly appreciate the dedication, knowledge and expert analysis Mr Legard brings to the sport.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 10:55

    race replay is on TV here right now, and I just had to mute it.

    It can't be THAT bad... can it?

    Tell you what: let's swap commentators for a race weekend. Wolf and I get Legard, you get Slater. Let's see how you feel after that. ;)

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 10:55

    We are pleased to announce that we shall soon be introducing an ‘anti-mute’ option to our Formula 1 coverage so all racing fans can truly appreciate the dedication, knowledge and expert analysis Mr Legard brings to the sport.

    :D :D :D

  • pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 10:55

    race replay is on TV here right now, and I just had to mute it.

    That's just not fair. Don't tell me you get replays as well? We got it once at nothing o'clock Monday morning. :-(

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 10:56

    Brawn, from Red Bull, from Red Bull, from Brawn.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 10:56

    Brawn, from Red Bull, from Red Bull, from Brawn.

    Huh?

  • pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 10:56

    Brawn, from Red Bull, from Red Bull, from Brawn.

    Outstanding insight !

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 10:57

    That’s just not fair. Don’t tell me you get replays as well? We got it once at nothing o’clock Monday morning. :-(

    yep, every Wednesday evening, ONE HD get points for this. Then they lose them for not playing qualifying this weekend, although rumour has it they will be showing it during the hour the IPL is on lunch.

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 10:57

    Huh?

    One of Legards most annoying habits, he lists 5 or 6 cars in order, and they're all 'from' each other. I hate it.

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 10:57

    Brawn, from Red Bull, from Red Bull, from Brawn.

    Ha! Remember it vividly.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 10:57

    Outstanding insight !

    Ahhh! hehehe. :D Trust me, Legard is STILL better than Slater. Appreciate him, lest we take him from you and give you Slater instead. ;)

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 10:58

    Ha! Remember it vividly.

    He just said 'Button, from Vettel'

  • me22/04/2009 at 10:59

    Ahhh! hehehe. :D Trust me, Legard is STILL better than Slater. Appreciate him, lest we take him from you and give you Slater instead. ;)

    we don't have to appreciate him. we have fivelive, we vote with our fingers...

    ..did i hear a ping?

  • F1Wolf22/04/2009 at 10:59

    we had few Slater gems in Star Sports last weekend:

    a) Vettel overtaking Button and Slater shouts - Come on Mark, come on Mark !

    b) quite a while after Massa's retirement onboard shot from Raikkonen's Ferrari and Slater says - here we have one of the Ferraris ... (trying hard to identify which one :-) )

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 10:59

    I have started recording this so I can spam the drop.io with annoying mp3s. Don't say you don't love me.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:00

    Ahhh! hehehe. :D Trust me, Legard is STILL better than Slater. Appreciate him, lest we take him from you and give you Slater instead. ;)

    An example of Slater at work

    But as this is not actual race commentary, this isn't his worst yet.

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 11:00

    Brawn, from Red Bull, from Red Bull, from Brawn.

    Wonder what his birthday cards are like?

    'dear Martin, Happy birthday, from Johnathon, from your commentary associate, from a BBC employee, from myself, from all my family, etc...'

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:00

    Wolf! Do you have any Slater videos to share with the audience? ;)

  • pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 11:00

    I have started recording this so I can spam the drop.io with annoying mp3s. Don’t say you don’t love me.

    Keep working on the F1 songs!

    ...here comes mika

  • me22/04/2009 at 11:02

    Wolf! Do you have any Slater videos to share with the audience? ;)

    with all due respect, and i've said this plenty of times... i don't care how bad other people's commentary teams are.

    i don't want to be grateful that what we have is better than what we could have, i just want the best.

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 11:04

    Keep working on the F1 songs!

    Just because you asked so nicely ;)

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/we-love-you-hakkinen-mp3

  • F1Wolf22/04/2009 at 11:05

    "Wolf! Do you have any Slater videos to share with the audience?"

    I don't but I have some very nasty mails and comments from Singapore based IP adrdresses after my last post on the Star SPorts coverage ... made me think twice if I really need that sort of stress added to my life ...

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:05

    i don’t want to be grateful that what we have is better than what we could have, i just want the best.

    sometimes having the best isn't really possible. i mean, you have the BEST coverage in the world right now, full stop. there's a good chance that your complaints with legard are common with all other commentators. i've watched the bbc replays with his commentary, and he doesn't seem all that bad - he's pretty good, to be honest.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:05

    I don’t but I have some very nasty mails and comments from Singapore based IP adrdresses after my last post on the Star SPorts coverage … made me think twice if I really need that sort of stress added to my life …

    What's with the nasty emails? What did they say? You can just quietly drop.io a clip or two, to prove the point.

  • pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 11:07

    Just because you asked so nicely ;)

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/we-love-you-hakkinen-mp3

    Perhaps McLaren should play this to build up morale !

  • me22/04/2009 at 11:08

    sometimes having the best isn’t really possible. i mean, you have the BEST coverage in the world right now, full stop.

    agreed. but 5live coverage is better than the tv commentary right now, so the target is well within reach. we're not asking for the impossible by any stretch.

    if we just settled for second best (or in this case 18th best), we'd have nothing to say.

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 11:09

    if we just settled for second best (or in this case 18th best), we’d have nothing to say.

    It's like saying, "Well, you know, Piquet is better than Ide so he'll do."

  • me22/04/2009 at 11:10

    It’s like saying, “Well, you know, Piquet is better than Ide so he’ll do.”

    agreed.

  • pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 11:10

    It’s like saying, “Well, you know, Piquet is better than Ide so he’ll do.”

    ooooo that hurts.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:11

    ooooo that hurts.

    :D

    But Legard is no Piquet - he's more of a Massa, to me. Hard worker, has some flaws, but still a good package all in all.

  • F1Wolf22/04/2009 at 11:11

    "What’s with the nasty emails? What did they say? "

    well, after my first serious post on Star Sports back in September 08 I received comment from someone calling himself "a good friend of Steve Slater" , still OK although obviously not happy with my views

    this time some people made an effort to look up some personal info in me, a bit scary I must say. I had to ban whole bunch of Singapore IP addresses from commenting ...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 11:12

    It’s like saying, “Well, you know, Piquet is better than Ide so he’ll do.”

    Full of win, that comment!

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:12

    this time some people made an effort to look up some personal info in me, a bit scary I must say. I had to ban whole bunch of Singapore IP addresses from commenting …

    whaaaaaaaaaaat? ok, that's just freaky. apparently, some people have never heard of Legard or Croft's work. ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 11:12

    Where's ITV's response to BBC, by the way?

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 11:12

    oh god I just had a FROM overload

  • me22/04/2009 at 11:13

    Where’s ITV’s response to BBC, by the way?

    it went into moderation, you'll have to refresh... how did you know they responded?

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:14

    it went into moderation, you’ll have to refresh… how did you know they responded?

    :D

  • me22/04/2009 at 11:14

    this time some people made an effort to look up some personal info in me, a bit scary I must say. I had to ban whole bunch of Singapore IP addresses from commenting …

    that is very worrying wolf!

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 11:14

    it went into moderation, you’ll have to refresh… how did you know they responded?

    *spotlight appears on gavin*

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 11:15

    You’re pony at having F1. Wot I fink is, we was much better last year

    Hehehe.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 11:15

    it went into moderation, you’ll have to refresh… how did you know they responded?

    *spotlight appears on gavin*

    ;)

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 11:15

    Off for dinner then law lecture. See you guys this evening.

  • F1Wolf22/04/2009 at 11:16

    "that is very worrying wolf!"

    to tell the truth I thought at that moment about shutting down the blog and living in peace. now I think about how to make my voice about the ESPN Star Sports lousy coverage heard even more :-)

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:16

    that is very worrying wolf!

    it's worrying on a lot of levels.

    1. they hate you so much that they'd stalk you like that

    2. they love slater so much they'd stoop down to that.

  • me22/04/2009 at 11:17

    to tell the truth I thought at that moment about shutting down the blog and living in peace. now I think about how to make my voice about the ESPN Star Sports lousy coverage heard even more :-)

    good on ya!

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 11:17

    I just watched Sutil crash again. :(

  • me22/04/2009 at 11:17

    Off for dinner then law lecture. See you guys this evening.

    see ya lukeh.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:18

    I just watched Sutil crash again. :(

    It's painful, but nowhere near as painful as when Kimi took him out through no fault of his own.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:18

    good on ya!

    That said, be careful, Wolf. ;) You're one of the few voices of F1 blogging out here in the Far East.

  • me22/04/2009 at 11:18

    nice comment from kimi:

    "Finally I want to say that I’m glad that Sebastian won the Chinese GP. He’s a nice guy and he drove a great race. He deserved this success."

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 11:19

    It’s painful, but nowhere near as painful as when Kimi took him out through no fault of his own.

    Watching him try to run away is painful. Someone tell that man never to run on camera.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:19

    “Finally I want to say that I’m glad that Sebastian won the Chinese GP. He’s a nice guy and he drove a great race. He deserved this success.”

    good on him! see, he doesn't hate ALL German hotshoes. :D

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 11:20

    “Finally I want to say that I’m glad that Sebastian won the Chinese GP. He’s a nice guy and he drove a great race. He deserved this success.”

    There is a lot of pictures of those two together, I think they get on very well. But how could anyone not get on with Seb?

  • me22/04/2009 at 11:20

    good on him! see, he doesn’t hate ALL German hotshoes. :D

    hehe. it's a good column all round, that one. well worth a read.

  • RCC (aka rockingcopsecorner)22/04/2009 at 11:20

    Hi everyone, sorry I missed the science meet up, work called me back in at the last moment so I missed out :-(

    Sounds like everyone had fun albeit not in the museum, i suppose the British GP will be the next chance for all to meet up? Maybe after friday practice we could go for a pint? I live local etc and know a few haunts lol

    I've just been reading up on the 2009 'For Sure' championship..Massa's clearly out in front http://www.f1network.net/boards/read/s169.htm?211,10395138

  • F1Wolf22/04/2009 at 11:20

    Tost on Buemi:

    "In China he did a good job. In really difficult circumstances, he didn't make a major mistake. Once he did touch Sebastian Vettel, but touching a Red Bull car is all part of the education process with Toro Rosso! If he goes on to win a race after doing this then it's fine."

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:21

    “In China he did a good job. In really difficult circumstances, he didn’t make a major mistake. Once he did touch Sebastian Vettel, but touching a Red Bull car is all part of the education process with Toro Rosso! If he goes on to win a race after doing this then it’s fine.”

    Vettel should know. ;) I think his karma pulled through for him there. Otherwise, he should've been out of the race already, just like the last time.

  • me22/04/2009 at 11:22

    also, why's bernie pulling out all the stops this weekend?

    "The Ecclestone Heritage Collection will be on display throughout the Grand Prix in the F1 Village and Vending Area and all spectators are invited to view the collection close-up at no extra charge."

  • RCC (aka rockingcopsecorner)22/04/2009 at 11:23

    Watching him try to run away is painful. Someone tell that man never to run on camera.

    It was nearly as batty as when he ran from his car in Canada last year

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 11:23

    "Just because you've done 54 laps doesn't mean you're going to do 56"

  • me22/04/2009 at 11:24

    Hi everyone, sorry I missed the science meet up, work called me back in at the last moment so I missed out :-(

    no worries sir. we did our best to make sure you hadn't gone missing.

    Sounds like everyone had fun albeit not in the museum, i suppose the British GP will be the next chance for all to meet up?

    you can certainly organise a meetup, but we can't afford to go :(

    goodwood is likely to be the next one i think?

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:25

    also, why’s bernie pulling out all the stops this weekend?

    it actually looks like a really neat collection. i would've loved to see the fan car up close. :D

  • RCC (aka rockingcopsecorner)22/04/2009 at 11:30

    you can certainly organise a meetup, but we can’t afford to go

    goodwood is likely to be the next one i think?

    Ah no that's a shame, well it's purely speculation but my G/f's been promised some corporate tickets from Vodafone (she works at HQ) so we may have 2 spare tickets left for sale.

    What do people think of Red Bull and Renault approaching the FIA before the season to question the use of a double diffuser? FIA apparently said no it wasn't whereas clearly now the with the Brawn, Toyota, Williams it is....

    Maybe Flabbio blah blah blah isn't 100% being out of order with his complaining

    Sorry if discussed already, i'm a few days behind! lol

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:32

    What do people think of Red Bull and Renault approaching the FIA before the season to question the use of a double diffuser? FIA apparently said no it wasn’t whereas clearly now the with the Brawn, Toyota, Williams it is….

    As Clive said at F1 Insight, only the Court of Appeal can have the final say. Anything Max or Charlie says is only an opinion. Like in a court case, only the jury can decide. Anything your lawyer will tell you is only an opinion.

  • Pauli (oz)22/04/2009 at 11:33

    As Clive said at F1 Insight, only the Court of Appeal can have the final say. Anything Max or Charlie says is only an opinion. Like in a court case, only the jury can decide. Anything your lawyer will tell you is only an opinion.

    Surely though the FIA could sort this stuff out before the season. They knew it was coming.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:35

    Surely though the FIA could sort this stuff out before the season. They knew it was coming.

    That's where they can indeed make an improvement. Perhaps there should be a formal petition process available to the teams.

  • RCC (aka rockingcopsecorner)22/04/2009 at 11:35

    Surely though the FIA could sort this stuff out before the season. They knew it was coming.

    It'll be really tight though if the FIA said to Red Bull, Renault that type of diffuser wasn't legal whereas now they do...

    I'm really interested to see the exact details of what technical clarification RBR and Renault asked for, maybe they were too vague for the FIA to understand?

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:36

    That’s where they can indeed make an improvement. Perhaps there should be a formal petition process available to the teams.

    Then again, if this were available, we'd probably be seeing Ferrari and McLaren at the front as always. They genuinely got caught out, for once.

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 11:36

    Hi everyone.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:36

    I’m really interested to see the exact details of what technical clarification RBR and Renault asked for, maybe they were too vague for the FIA to understand?

    Yup, or perhaps their dimensions were a bit off, which could've made the difference.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:37

    Hi everyone.

    hey chris!

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 11:37

    How can the tabloids run stuff like this

    The first time? That picture is clearly rather old.

  • me22/04/2009 at 11:38

    The first time? That picture is clearly rather old.

    vettel in late switch to bmw shocka?

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 11:38

    The first time? That picture is clearly rather old.

    He looks about 12!

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 11:39

    vettel in late switch to bmw shocka?

    Sebastian Button aging backwards?

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 11:40

    vettel in late switch to bmw shocka?

    love that headline! :D Nice to see he's learned from Schumi how to keep his private life private.

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 11:45

    how about the commentary suggestion halfway down this page

    I quote "How about they just hand the job to the crew at sidepodcast :):)

    They are awsome :)"

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 11:45

    love that headline! :D Nice to see he’s learned from Schumi how to keep his private life private.

    Give it a month, he'll be the tabloids new sweetheart.

  • me22/04/2009 at 11:48

    how about the commentary suggestion halfway down this page

    yikes!

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 11:49

    Looking at the driver quotes for Bahrain over on Formula1.com, Piquet is the only driver not looking foward to racing around the circuit this weekend.

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 11:49

    For anyone taking part in the Sofa F1 predictions championship, China's results are now in:

    http://bit.ly/sofaf1

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 11:49

    I quote “How about they just hand the job to the crew at sidepodcast :):)

    That would be...... interesting!

  • me22/04/2009 at 11:49

    For anyone taking part in the Sofa F1 predictions championship, China’s results are now in:

    before i look, answer me this... am i still ahead of you?

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 11:50

    That would be…… interesting!

    A shambles! :)

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 11:50

    before i look, answer me this… am i still ahead of you?

    Overall, yes.

  • me22/04/2009 at 11:50

    Overall, yes.

    w00t! brb...

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 11:51

    A shambles! :)

    I wouldn't go that far!

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 11:54

    love that headline! :D Nice to see he’s learned from Schumi how to keep his private life private.

    I think it's a German thing, they seem to like and be able to keep their private lives private.

  • me22/04/2009 at 11:56

    edited podcasting goodness from christine:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/22/sidepodchat-of-people-parks-and-picnics/

    we don't pay her enough.

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 12:01

    edited podcasting goodness from christine:

    I like that my sidepodsleep patterns are archived in podcast format forever haha

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 12:10

    Balls. I fell asleep with last.fm running on my iPhone last night and now I have an unwanted 6 hours worth of music on my account.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 12:12

    Most, but not all. :D

    Heidfeld is also good in this, as is Nico to some extent.

    Ralf Schumacher, though, was frequent tabloid fodder for years.

  • me22/04/2009 at 12:16

    twas just alonso.

    "Nelson will have the new diffuser in time for Bahrain. It simply wasn't possible to make two in time for China last weekend, but I think that we did a great job to get one out to China"

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 12:22

    I think what he meant to say was

    “Nelson will have the new diffuser in time to crash and break it in Bahrain.”

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 12:24
  • Amy22/04/2009 at 12:25

    This one’s for Amy ;)

    I would like to call them "North Island" and "South Island' :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 12:27

    This one’s for Amy ;)

    I would like to call them “North Island” and “South Island’ :D

    So would I ;)

    Typical of NZ to forget to file the paperwork though!

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 12:28

    we don’t pay her enough.

    we can rectify that with the donate button

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 12:29

    we can rectify that with the donate button

    nice plug

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 12:29

    Have dropioed a pic to meandpage22

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 12:32

    Have dropioed a pic to meandpage22

    Oooh, that's a good one :)

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 12:33

    Have dropioed a pic to meandpage22

    You went to work!

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 12:34

    Yep

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 12:46

    Oooh, that’s a good one :)

    Nice one, Jackie!

    Oooh, lab jackets. Reminds me of Brainiac. :D

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 12:50

    Has this been posted here?

    Local rumour from people up at the track. They've been looking for a foreign buyer to bail them out. To no avail. That's the rumour

    A twit from DoningtonF1 to answer the question of where the rumors came from.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 12:51

    From JA:

    Travelling to Bahrain tonight. Really enjoy the atmosphere there, nice dry heat, great paddock

    Erm, why would you like dry heat? That means there's no wind to cool you down from the heat... :-/

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 12:52

    Erm, why would you like dry heat? That means there’s no wind to cool you down from the heat… :-/

    I like 40 degree Melbourne a lot more than 40 degree Singapore, maybe thats what he means? Humidity is horrible.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 12:52

    Liking Joe's line of thought:

    Given that Adrian Newey is in England and I am in Bahrain and the team has gone to the trouble of asking him some decent questions, I will save myself the bother of working and use their product (just for a change) ... Yes, I know that it is odd that I would admit cheating (because no-one ever admits that in F1) but as everyone in F1 is now telling the truth all the time, it is the least I could do.

    :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 12:53

    Erm, why would you like dry heat? That means there’s no wind to cool you down from the heat… :-/

    I like 40 degree Melbourne a lot more than 40 degree Singapore, maybe thats what he means? Humidity is horrible.

    Humidity. You can cool down easier and breathe easier in a dry heat.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 12:53

    I like 40 degree Melbourne a lot more than 40 degree Singapore, maybe thats what he means? Humidity is horrible.

    Oh, I guess we interpret it differently. I was thinking dry heat meant no wind...

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 12:53

    Humidity. You can cool down easier and breathe easier in a dry heat.

    Fair enough.

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 12:56

    Fair enough.

    As much as I quite like 40 degree Melbourne, I didn't like this

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/hotttttt-jpg

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 12:57

    As much as I quite like 40 degree Melbourne, I didn’t like this

    46?!?!

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 12:57

    46?!?!

    It's amazing how much hotter 46 feels than 40. I am very pleased my flat has aircon.

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 12:58

    As much as I quite like 40 degree Melbourne, I didn’t like this

    Wait, so you're saying that you like it being 40 degrees?

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 12:59

    It’s amazing how much hotter 46 feels than 40. I am very pleased my flat has aircon.

    46 is scorching!

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 12:59

    Wait, so you’re saying that you like it being 40 degrees?

    I do! It's about my limit though, I prefer the mid 30s. Certainly beats "I never get above 25" New Zealand

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 13:02

    I do! It’s about my limit though, I prefer the mid 30s. Certainly beats “I never get above 25? New Zealand

    And it certainly beats "Windy Wellington" :(

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 13:02

    I do! It’s about my limit though, I prefer the mid 30s. Certainly beats “I never get above 25? New Zealand

    Wow, I can't stand it when it gets over 28-30. I know, I know, I'm definately living in the wrong country. It's nice at the moment, about 15-16 outside.

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 13:03

    Just watching AutosportTV, apparently Stefano Domenicali has said if Ferrari's results don't improve soon they will shift their efforts to 2010. makes sense I suppose but it's surprising to hear them admit it.

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 13:04

    Wow, I can’t stand it when it gets over 28-30. I know, I know, I’m definately living in the wrong country. It’s nice at the moment, about 15-16 outside.

    I quite like winter as well because I'm a fan of blankets + cups of tea, so it's nice to live in a place that has well defined seasons :)

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 13:06

    I quite like winter as well because I’m a fan of blankets + cups of tea, so it’s nice to live in a place that has well defined seasons :)

    I agree with that theory I guess, I just wish that each season was perhaps 5 degrees colder on average. That would be great imo.

  • Kathi22/04/2009 at 13:13

    As much as I quite like 40 degree Melbourne, I didn’t like this

    do you want some of my snow?

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 13:14

    do you want some of my snow?

    I'd quite like to come visit your part of the world, but I think it's a wee bit too chilly for me. I like snow, but I hate driving on it.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 13:17

    I’d quite like to come visit your part of the world, but I think it’s a wee bit too chilly for me. I like snow, but I hate driving on it.

    i've never even seen snow in my entire life, never mind drive on it. :D

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 13:24

    i’ve never even seen snow in my entire life, never mind drive on it. :D

    When I was 15 I had a student music teacher from somewhere in Africa (Uganda I believe). One day it started snowing, and he walked outside and just stood there with his arms outstretched staring into the sky with the biggest smile on his face. It was amazing for something we see every year to be so awe-inspiring to someone.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 13:25

    When I was 15 I had a student music teacher from somewhere in Africa (Uganda I believe). One day it started snowing, and he walked outside and just stood there with his arms outstretched staring into the sky with the biggest smile on his face. It was amazing for something we see every year to be so awe-inspiring to someone.

    I'd love to feel what your Ugandan friend felt. :)

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 13:26

    When I was 15 I had a student music teacher from somewhere in Africa (Uganda I believe). One day it started snowing, and he walked outside and just stood there with his arms outstretched staring into the sky with the biggest smile on his face. It was amazing for something we see every year to be so awe-inspiring to someone.

    I've seen the same reaction in a Canadian setting foot in the ocean for the first time. It made me realise how lucky I am to have always lived on the coast.

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 13:29

    i’ve never even seen snow in my entire life, never mind drive on it. :D

    What you want is about 6" of new snow and having to drive to work in a 500bhp car with no traction control. 8O

    Took ages to get the crease out of the drivers seat.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 13:29

    Alright mates, what's the good word?

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 13:29

    I’d love to feel what your Ugandan friend felt. :)

    You and me both.

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 13:30

    When I was 15 I had a student music teacher from somewhere in Africa (Uganda I believe). One day it started snowing, and he walked outside and just stood there with his arms outstretched staring into the sky with the biggest smile on his face. It was amazing for something we see every year to be so awe-inspiring to someone.

    I used to work with a load of people from India. Exactly the same responce from them. They used to come over and feel good because they had bought a thick jumper. I used to tell them to have the afternoon off and to go coat shopping. One of them came back with the biggest coat I have ever seen. He couldn't bring his arms down by his side. :D Pretty much had to go through doors sideways.

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 13:31

    ICE CREAM VAN!!!!!

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 13:32

    McLaren have ANOTHER new front wing arrangement for Bahrain. Looks like a new central part of the bottom element underneath the nose and the obvious addition of the overwings, or whatever they're called.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 13:32

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_90PCU-F_lM

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 13:32

    Took ages to get the crease out of the drivers seat.

    Haha.

    My Grandad told me about a winter when he was young where there was 6ft of snow and people were out digging trenches to front doors so people could get out. Can't see that happening in a long time. Not until the Gulf Stream shuts down anyway.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 13:32

    Note a subtle change in the title ;)

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 13:34

    Note a subtle change in the title ;)

    Haha!

    SIX planes! That's nuts! :O Are they overcomplicating things?

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 13:34

    I used to work with a load of people from India. Exactly the same responce from them. They used to come over and feel good because they had bought a thick jumper. I used to tell them to have the afternoon off and to go coat shopping. One of them came back with the biggest coat I have ever seen. He couldn’t bring his arms down by his side. :D Pretty much had to go through doors sideways.

    Hahaha, brilliant!

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 13:34

    6 element front wing?! Jesus!

    McLaren have certainly pushed the boat out there.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 13:35

    I used to work with a load of people from India. Exactly the same responce from them. They used to come over and feel good because they had bought a thick jumper. I used to tell them to have the afternoon off and to go coat shopping. One of them came back with the biggest coat I have ever seen. He couldn’t bring his arms down by his side. :D Pretty much had to go through doors sideways.

    IT people? That's just an awesome story. :D

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 13:35

    SIX planes! That’s nuts! :O Are they overcomplicating things?

    They're certainly the busiest team on the grid update wise, aren't they?

  • me22/04/2009 at 13:35

    Have dropioed a pic to meandpage22

    woah, thank you jackie!

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 13:36

    They’re certainly the busiest team on the grid update wise, aren’t they?

    Maximizing their manufacturing speed. Also known as throwing money at the problem.

    But I find it very odd that for a car whose problems mostly lie at the rear, they are making a LOT of updates on the front of the car.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 13:37

    Note a subtle change in the title ;)

    They're associated with John McCain now, apparently. :D

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 13:37

    But I find it very odd that for a car whose problems mostly lie at the rear, they are making a LOT of updates on the front of the car.

    Perhaps with the double diffuser, that's helped stabilise the rear so their focus is now on the front.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 13:39

    Perhaps with the double diffuser, that’s helped stabilise the rear so their focus is now on the front.

    Good point. They did set an ambitious target of winning in Spain, so they're pushing triple-time to make sure they have a shot at doing it.

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 13:39

    But I find it very odd that for a car whose problems mostly lie at the rear, they are making a LOT of updates on the front of the car.

    I remember hearing somewhere that they were having problems with the rear because of how the air was getting there from the front. Not sure how true it is but it would explain all the new front wing updates.

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 13:39

    IT people? That’s just an awesome story. :D

    Yup. He was so happy with his coat though. It was only september. :D

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 13:40

    Yup. He was so happy with his coat though. It was only september. :D

    Awww, bless him! A shame he'll never get to use it back home, though. :D

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 13:40

    Good point. They did set an ambitious target of winning in Spain, so they’re pushing triple-time to make sure they have a shot at doing it.

    At least they're "throwing money at the problem" as you put it and it's actually working. The car has improved quite a bit since Melbourne.

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 13:41

    Awww, bless him! A shame he’ll never get to use it back home, though. :D

    He's moved over here with his family.

    They came over when the flights were cheapest. December 25th.

    He thought he was going to get a taxi from Norwich to Heathrow... Riiiiight.

    Told him to go buy coats for his family as well. His wife came over wearing a Sari

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 13:41

    BAT-related - is this our first wet session of the season?

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 13:42

    BAT-related - is this our first wet session of the season?

    I think so - and It's Silverstone. :D

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 13:43

    Told him to go buy coats for his family as well. His wife came over wearing a Sari

    A sari in winter is... unbearable, I think.

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 13:43

    Told him to go buy coats for his family as well. His wife came over wearing a Sari

    I guess that's the equivalent of Brits going to Australia in the middle of summer and taking a couple of jumpers 'just in case'.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 13:43

    They came over when the flights were cheapest. December 25th.

    He thought he was going to get a taxi from Norwich to Heathrow… Riiiiight.

    :D It's nice to dream...

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 13:44

    I think so - and It’s Silverstone.

    Home race as well for me :D

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 13:45

    Home race as well for me :D

    I imagine it if for a lot of us actually

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 13:47

    :D It’s nice to dream…

    I did have to explain christmas...

    To be fair, the next year he was well into it. Christmas tree, cards, presents - was really odd to see.

    His wife even made turkey curry for christmas dinner...

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 13:47

    I imagine it if for a lot of us actually

    Only for 6 of us actually.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 13:47

    To be fair, the next year he was well into it. Christmas tree, cards, presents - was really odd to see.

    Now that's called assimilating a culture! :)

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 13:48

    *slurps on a lemon and lime calippo*

    Yum.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 13:53

    LOOK LOOK LOOOOOK!

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74698

    Wow! Out of the blue or what?! Just hope it won't be 1997 all over again.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 13:55

    Ooh just remembered, must hop onto Race Pro and see if that update is available.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 13:55

    Wow! Out of the blue or what?! Just hope it won’t be 1997 all over again.

    Them plus Team USF1GPE will make 12 teams - 24 cars. When was the last time we saw that?!

    But the cynic in me says that Lola may have come in a bit too late in the day. If they're only assessing things now, how much time will they have to design the car?

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 13:56

    Just been reading that.

    Not sure what to think. Lola were never exactly great...

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 13:58

    Wow! Out of the blue or what?! Just hope it won’t be 1997 all over again.

    Wow, where did that come from??!

  • me22/04/2009 at 13:58

    Wow! Out of the blue or what?! Just hope it won’t be 1997 all over again.

    could they be sponsored by cherry cola?

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 13:59

    could they be sponsored by cherry cola?

    Colalola?

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 13:59

    Colalola?

    Mastercard? :D

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:00

    Got a couple more news stories for ya.

    Thiessen says the new order is good for F1. Yes, yes it is :D

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74689

    STR are surprised by Buemi's start to the season. I think we all are!

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74693

    GPDA seeking advice on night races from MotoGP *snigger*

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74696

    Liuzzi wants a race drive next season. My bet's on replacing Fisi.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74694

    Bridgestone's in the process of developing a narrower front tyre for 2010 to improve handling

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74694

    Certainly not a slow news day today!

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:00

    I have a comment full of news links in moderation. Be a sport, would ya? :)

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 14:01

    The only successful Lola chassis in F1 that I can think of was the Honda RA300 in 1967...

  • me22/04/2009 at 14:04

    The only successful Lola chassis in F1 that I can think of was the Honda RA300 in 1967…

    if they win, will they drink champagne and dance all night?

  • me22/04/2009 at 14:04

    I have a comment full of news links in moderation. Be a sport, would ya? :)

    what if i say, no?

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 14:06

    if they win, will they drink champagne and dance all night?

    Ah, Stuart would love that.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:07

    I reckon Lola could pull it off this time, actually. Since 1997, they've produced some good cars. I'm thinking - F3000 chassis, first A1GP car, a few Le Mans prototypes and the Champ Car chassis up until 2007. They certainly know how to make decent race cars, so I think they'll have learnt they're lesson and should they go ahead with it, produce something competitive yet beautiful at the same time.

    what if i say, no?

    I'll cry?

  • me22/04/2009 at 14:08

    I’ll cry?

    damn. done.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:08

    Mmm, I have Ben and Jerry's :D

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 14:08

    damn. done.

    Emotional blackmail. Must remember that one :)

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:08

    me: 22/04/2009 at 15:08:04

    I’ll cry?

    damn. done.

    ;)

  • Sara22/04/2009 at 14:08

    *falls in* Afternoon all. Glad to see things are quiet!

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:09

    Emotional blackmail. Must remember that one

    "Get me a panda for my birthday or I'll cry" ;)

  • me22/04/2009 at 14:10

    if they win, will they drink champagne and dance all night?

    Ah, Stuart would love that.

    i'm wasted her, i really am.

  • me22/04/2009 at 14:10

    i’m wasted her, i really am.

    *here

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:11

    *falls in* Afternoon all. Glad to see things are quiet!

    Far from it really. Lola just announced they're taking a look at entering F1 in 2010 and we're just starting to recover from the suprise of it all.

  • me22/04/2009 at 14:13

    *falls in* Afternoon all. Glad to see things are quiet!

    ahh, 560 posts by 3pm. an average wednesday then ;)

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 14:13

    i’m wasted here, i really am.

    Don't worry, I'm on the same page as you.

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 14:13

    Far from it really. Lola just announced they’re taking a look at entering F1 in 2010 and we’re just starting to recover from the suprise of it all.

    So for someone who knows no history, why is this important?

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 14:15

    i’m wasted here, i really am.

    Will I ever spend a night on sidepodcast and NOT get a song stuck in my head?

  • Sara22/04/2009 at 14:16

    Far from it really. Lola just announced they’re taking a look at entering F1 in 2010 and we’re just starting to recover from the suprise of it all.

    Ah, well that explains it all. I was wondering what was going on. Could be um interesting?

    i’m wasted here, i really am.

    And thats a matter of opinion. :P

  • me22/04/2009 at 14:18

    Will I ever spend a night on sidepodcast and NOT get a song stuck in my head?

    next year we could have a mixed up muddled up shook up grid except for lola.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:18

    So for someone who knows no history, why is this important?

    Lola attempted to enter F1 in 1997 under Eric Broadley, but from what I can recall, the investors in the team wanted the car up and running immeadietly, so the car had virtually no wind tunnel testing and when they turned up in Melbourne, it was some 14 seconds off pole. By Brazil, all the sponsors including title sponsor Mastercard pulled out and Lola as an F1 team was done.

    I guess it's important because firstly it's possibly another team on the grid making it 24 cars and secondly because everyone will be watching them closely to see if they flop again. Although looking at what they've created and designed since then, I'd say they're in much better shape and should know what they're doing.

  • Sara22/04/2009 at 14:18

    Oh and whilst watching qualifing on the iplayer I had visions of Dr Mario in suspenders when he appeared on the screen. I'm scarred for life now!

  • me22/04/2009 at 14:19

    So for someone who knows no history, why is this important?

    sounds like we need another forgotten f1 teams mini-series...

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:19

    sounds like we need another forgotten f1 teams mini-series…

    Hehehe.

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 14:20

    Oh and whilst watching qualifing on the iplayer I had visions of Dr Mario in suspenders when he appeared on the screen. I’m scarred for life now!

    I heard stories about Dr Mario in a Singapore nightclub that scarred me for life

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 14:22

    Oh and whilst watching qualifing on the iplayer I had visions of Dr Mario in suspenders when he appeared on the screen. I’m scarred for life now!

    My work here is done. ;)

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 14:26

    I heard stories about Dr Mario in a Singapore nightclub that scarred me for life

    Oh do tell. :D

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:26

    Reading the Lola story properly, it looks like they're considering Cosworth engines.

    And this part of the story backs up what I was saying earlier:

    "It has been heavily involved in single-seater production in the past decade, building chassis for a wide range of categories including the defunct Champ Car World Series, Formula 3, A1GP, F3000 and Formula Nippon.

    The company also has recent experience of developing customer LMP1 and LMP2 machinery for top-line sportscar racing, with the Prodrive-run Lola Aston Martin project claiming a debut victory in the Barcelona Le Mans Series race earlier this month.

    The facilities that Lola has built up for such activities in recent years means that it already has a base that could easily be adapted to develop an F1 car."

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 14:27

    Reading the Lola story properly, it looks like they’re considering Cosworth engines.

    No surprise there, then. :)

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 14:30

    Dammit! My teammate was the first Renault to score in BATracer...

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 14:30

    Oh do tell. :D

    Apparently he reeeeally likes dirty dancing, and the reality of seeing it is apparently much worse than anything you could imagine.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:30

    No surprise there, then.

    It's the only reasonable option for a new team now. 5 million dollars (engines and gearboxes) is a bargain to get an F1 team started.

  • me22/04/2009 at 14:31

    Reading the Lola story properly, it looks like they’re considering Cosworth engines.

    complete waste of time unless they're mandatory for all teams.

    in the words of frank williams "it was underpowered and underdeveloped when we had it and now all the engineers who designed and built have moved on."

    at least he said something along those lines. basically it's rubbish.

  • me22/04/2009 at 14:31

    It’s the only reasonable option for a new team now. 5 million dollars (engines and gearboxes) is a bargain to get an F1 team started.

    you could still run faster.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:33

    you could still run faster.

    Wouldn't be forever though. The engine freeze ends in 2011 (I think, someone correct me if I'm wrong) so chances are you'll see a couple of new engine suppliers move in.

  • Sara22/04/2009 at 14:34

    Apparently he reeeeally likes dirty dancing, and the reality of seeing it is apparently much worse than anything you could imagine.

    Now imagine it in the pink suspenders.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:35

    Now imagine it in the pink suspenders.

    *shudders*

  • me22/04/2009 at 14:35

    Wouldn’t be forever though. The engine freeze ends in 2011 (I think, someone correct me if I’m wrong) so chances are you’ll see a couple of new engine suppliers move in.

    there's no one left there to design/develop/build a new engine is there? the talent moved elsewhere. so far as i can see, cosworth is little more than a name nowadays.

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 14:38

    Now imagine it in the pink suspenders.

    Paintshop pro time!

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:39

    there’s no one left there to design/develop/build a new engine is there? the talent moved elsewhere. so far as i can see, cosworth is little more than a name nowadays.

    Volkswagen? Porsche? Audi? I know they said they wouldn't get involved in F1 until the cost issues are sorted (or something like that), and with this budget cap coming in, it could change their minds.

  • me22/04/2009 at 14:40

    Volkswagen? Porsche? Audi? I know they said they wouldn’t get involved in F1 until the cost issues are sorted (or something like that), and with this budget cap coming in, it could change their minds.

    oh i see. assumed you meant cossy would create something new.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 14:41

    Reading the Lola story properly, it looks like they’re considering Cosworth engines.

    Hmm strangely enough, every time Lola get involved in F1 they always underachieve. They won a couple of times with the 'Hondolas' of the late 60's. They did get involved with other teams in a technical partner kind of role and there was the ill-fated 1997 campaign. Very strange that the company has had so much success in all other forms of racing yet they have never really cracked F1?

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 14:41

    there’s no one left there to design/develop/build a new engine is there? the talent moved elsewhere. so far as i can see, cosworth is little more than a name nowadays.

    Aston Martin? If they came back, I know what team I'd be supporting. Even if they were only making engines, I'd be supporting whoever ised them.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 14:43

    Volkswagen? Porsche? Audi? I know they said they wouldn’t get involved in F1 until the cost issues are sorted (or something like that), and with this budget cap coming in, it could change their minds.

    VAG are having too much success in sportscars and they don't have a big enough budget to compete in both...

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 14:44

    Aston Martin? If they came back, I know what team I’d be supporting. Even if they were only making engines, I’d be supporting whoever ised them.

    Ask David Richards if he plans to bring the name back. ;)

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 14:44

    Apparently he reeeeally likes dirty dancing, and the reality of seeing it is apparently much worse than anything you could imagine.

    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Hahahahahahahahahahahha!

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:45

    VAG are having too much success in sportscars and they don’t have a big enough budget to compete in both…

    Audi are only doing Le Mans now though.

  • Sean Golding22/04/2009 at 14:46

    I'm off, night chaps.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 14:46

    Aston Martin? If they came back, I know what team I’d be supporting. Even if they were only making engines, I’d be supporting whoever ised them.

    David Richards was quoted in CAR magazine as saying that he wants to bring Prodrive into F1...

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 14:46

    David Richards was quoted in CAR magazine as saying that he wants to bring Prodrive into F1…

    Prodrive powered by Aston Martin?

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:47

    Ask David Richards if he plans to bring the name back.

    He said when Prodrive had the 11th spot on the grid that he had no intention of including Aston Martin in the team at all.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:47

    He said when Prodrive had the 11th spot on the grid that he had no intention of including Aston Martin in the team at all.

    Nor Subaru, I think.

  • me22/04/2009 at 14:48

    I’m off, night chaps.

    see ya sean.

  • Chris22/04/2009 at 14:55

    Afternoon guys. How're we all?

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 14:55

    Didn't think he'd do it but my feedback was approved :D

    http://allenonf1.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/good-weekbad-week-2/#comment-6701

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:55

    Didn’t think he’d do it but my feedback was approved

    LEGEND! :D

  • me22/04/2009 at 14:56

    LEGEND! :D

    james allen may be some things... he is not one of those though.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 14:56

    LEGEND! :D

    I don't think JA gets it though... does he? ;)

  • me22/04/2009 at 14:56

    Afternoon guys. How’re we all?

    all good. yourself?

  • me22/04/2009 at 14:57

    I don’t think JA gets it though… does he? ;)

    not a clue?

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 14:57

    not a clue?

    That's what makes it better :D

  • Chris22/04/2009 at 14:58

    all good. yourself?

    Not bad. Just spent 3 hours in town looking for a birthday present for one of my housemates, so am a little tired.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 14:58

    LEGEND! :D

    This! WD Bass!

  • me22/04/2009 at 14:59

    Not bad. Just spent 3 hours in town looking for a birthday present for one of my housemates, so am a little tired.

    what did you find?

  • Chris22/04/2009 at 15:00

    A necklace (she doesn't wear much jewlery, so I had to find something plain)

  • me22/04/2009 at 15:03

    A necklace (she doesn’t wear much jewlery, so I had to find something plain)

    and you didn't think to live comment it?

    ;)

  • Chris22/04/2009 at 15:04

    and you didn’t think to live comment it?

    Well...no. Anyway, did anyone see the news on the ITV site about Lola possibly coming back?

    http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?id=45652&PO=45652

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 15:04

    I don’t think JA gets it though… does he? ;)

    In a strange way, I'm anxious to see the China voiceover massacre now to get some quips in on that one, if he dares!

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 15:05

    Well…no. Anyway, did anyone see the news on the ITV site about Lola possibly coming back?

    http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?id=45652&PO=45652

    We saw it on Autosport. :D

  • Chris22/04/2009 at 15:06

    We saw it on Autosport. :D

    Ah, ok. Sorry, I haven't looked on the comments since about 2:30. Didn't see anything then.

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 15:07

    The Get Legard off the BBC F1 Commentary petition has risen to a mighty... 7 signatures :(

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 15:08

    The Get Legard off the BBC F1 Commentary petition has risen to a mighty… 7 signatures :(

    Why do online petitions exist? I don't think I've ever signed one.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 15:11

    Why do online petitions exist? I don’t think I’ve ever signed one.

    Me neither. Very few bother reading them.

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 15:13

    Me neither. Very few bother reading them.

    Did people ever bother taking notice of old fashioned paper ones either?

  • Sara22/04/2009 at 15:15

    Afternoon guys. How’re we all?

    Other than the lola talk, imaging Dr Mario in pink suspenders dirty dancing....

  • Chris22/04/2009 at 15:16

    imaging Dr Mario in pink suspenders dirty dancing….

    wait, what?

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 15:19

    I am in a good mood since my TV Guide updated and now they're showing qualifying :D Almost 3 hours late, but at least it's on :D

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 15:23

    Almost 3 hours late, but at least it’s on :D

    3 hours?! It's Wednesday! thats 3 days late :D

    howdy all :)

    how is everyone today?

  • Sara22/04/2009 at 15:23

    wait, what?

    You can picture it already can't you. :D

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 15:24

    You can picture it already can’t you. :D

    Not by choice!

    Hey Jon

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 15:25

    Hey Jon

    howdy :)

  • Chris22/04/2009 at 15:25

    You can picture it already can’t you. :D

    Unfortunately, yes.

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 15:40

    *waves*

    afternoon everyone :)

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 15:41

    afternoon everyone :)

    Lukeh! How are ya?

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 15:42

    Hey Lukeh, how's the 360?

  • Chris22/04/2009 at 15:42

    afternoon everyone :)

    Afternoon!

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 15:42

    Lukeh! How are ya?

    I'm good! I had a talk with my lecturer about C++ and showed her the diagrams I'd been writing up based on the stuff I mentioned this morning and it's on a very good track apparently so thats good, and law lecture was suerprisingly interesting so a good day considering :)

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 15:43

    Hey Lukeh, how’s the 360?

    sitting on the floor in a box/coffin waiting for Mr UPS to take it on holiday :(

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 15:43

    I’m good! I had a talk with my lecturer about C++ and showed her the diagrams I’d been writing up based on the stuff I mentioned this morning and it’s on a very good track apparently so thats good, and law lecture was suerprisingly interesting so a good day considering :)

    but did you show her Mario Flanders?

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 15:45

    but did you show her Mario Flanders?

    or Rubens Man?

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 15:45

    but did you show her Mario Flanders?

    No my... notes... were at home. :(

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 15:48

    sitting on the floor in a box/coffin waiting for Mr UPS to take it on holiday :(

    Awww, I'll have a moment of silence for it.

  • Sara22/04/2009 at 15:52

    Not by choice!

    Unfortunately, yes.

    Mine and Flibsters work here is done for sure then. Unless of course he does the mock up in psp. :D

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 15:56

    Unless of course he does the mock up in psp. :D

    Me? ;)

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 15:59

    LO :D

  • me22/04/2009 at 16:00

    LO :D

    how did the day go jackie?

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 16:02

    Kinda sad and a bit awkward for everyone really but I got a beatiful bunch of flowers amonst other stuff

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 16:04

    sent a picture of flowers to drop.io

  • me22/04/2009 at 16:05

    sent a picture of flowers to drop.io

    totally worth going in for ;)

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 16:06

    totally worth going in for ;)

    I suppose :D .. and the men in white coats got hold of page 22

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 16:07

    I suppose :D .. and the men in white coats got hold of page 22

    :D

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 16:09

    Any word on how Scott got on with his interview?

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 16:09

    sent a picture of flowers to drop.io

    so pretty!

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 16:09

    Chris - load my setup now, I've converted it for qualifying.

  • Chris22/04/2009 at 16:10

    Chris - load my setup now, I’ve converted it for qualifying.

    Thanks.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 16:24

    Afternoon all. Amazing how I didn't choke when I saw Lola were to return possibly, then shrugged it off as GMM crap, then did choke when I found out it wasn't.

    And thanks for the blog post mention ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 16:24

    I share a birthday with Tom Walkinshaw, how cool is that?

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 16:24

    Afternoon all. Amazing how I didn’t choke when I saw Lola were to return possibly, then shrugged it off as GMM crap, then did choke when I found out it wasn’t.

    I think we all did!

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 16:25

    Afternoon all. Amazing how I didn’t choke when I saw Lola were to return possibly, then shrugged it off as GMM crap, then did choke when I found out it wasn’t.

    I just read this now... what the hell? Talk about a surprise. If they did come back are we all expecting them to be a miserable failure once again?

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 16:26

    I share a birthday with Tom Walkinshaw, how cool is that?

    it's gotta be better than sharing it with Flav, like I do

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 16:26

    Any word on how Scott got on with his interview?

    It went very well, thanks. An informal 30 minute chat about me, what I knew about the company, an example of good customer service I'd given and bad service I'd received and what I could bring to the company.

    I'll know on Friday if I've got a second interview. :)

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 16:27

    I just read this now… what the hell? Talk about a surprise. If they did come back are we all expecting them to be a miserable failure once again?

    I've got a feeling they won't be a failure. As I've mentioned already today, look at what they've done between 1997 and now - a lot.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 16:27

    I’ll know on Friday if I’ve got a second interview. :)

    Fingers crossed for you

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 16:27

    Fingers crossed for you

    Aww, fanx much :)

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 16:29

    Fingers crossed for you

    Ditto ;)

    I’ve got a feeling they won’t be a failure. As I’ve mentioned already today, look at what they’ve done between 1997 and now - a lot.

    Hmm, if they have already started a '10 car then maybe be as good as Force India

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 16:29

    it’s gotta be better than sharing it with Flav, like I do

    Uhoh .. poor Amy, you have my sympathy :D .. I share mine with Jody Scheckter

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 16:30

    Hmm, if they have already started a ‘10 car then maybe be as good as Force India

    Well, they've said they're considering it at the moment, so personally I wouldn't have thought they'd have started anything already. But then look at the Aston LMP1 car. That went from initial drawing to victory first time out in a matter of months.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 16:32

    Well, they’ve said they’re considering it at the moment, so personally I wouldn’t have thought they’d have started anything already. But then look at the Aston LMP1 car. That went from initial drawing to victory first time out in a matter of months.

    LMP is one thing, F1 quite another. Since they also have zero exposure to F1 in the last decade, they'll have an awful lot of catching up to do.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 16:33

    Uhoh .. poor Amy, you have my sympathy .. I share mine with Jody Scheckter

    Christijan Albers. Beat that.

    LMP is one thing, F1 quite another. Since they also have zero exposure to F1 in the last decade, they’ll have an awful lot of catching up to do.

    Exactly. Most teams right now will have a few staff designing stuff for 2010 already.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 16:35

    LMP is one thing, F1 quite another. Since they also have zero exposure to F1 in the last decade, they’ll have an awful lot of catching up to do.

    A1GP? Champ Car? Formula Nippon? F3? They haven't been out of the single seater loop completely.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 16:35

    Christijan Albers. Beat that.

    Wonder who shares it with Franck .. that must get some brownie points

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 16:38

    A1GP? Champ Car? Formula Nippon? F3? They haven’t been out of the single seater loop completely.

    Ah, but A1GP/Champ Car/Formula Nippon are all single make series, and Dallara have won 95% of the races, so their F3 experience isnt that great either

  • me22/04/2009 at 16:45

    I think we all did!

    'cept for christine and i, who have no clue who they are. although i am convinced their livery will be pink.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 16:46

    ‘cept for christine and i, who have no clue who they are. although i am convinced their livery will be pink.

    :O You don't know Lola?!

  • me22/04/2009 at 16:46

    :O You don’t know Lola?!

    no.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 16:47

    no.

    Should go on F1 Rejects then.

    Well that says it all about them in that one sentance ;)

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 16:48

    :O You don’t know Lola?!

    Hence my earlier question.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 16:48

    :O You don’t know Lola?!

    She was a showgirl

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 16:48

    Well that says it all about them in that one sentance ;)

    This will be the big news in their next podcast, for sure. :D

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 16:48

    She was a showgirl

    At the Copa, Copacabana... :D

  • me22/04/2009 at 16:48

    She was a showgirl

    now that lola i am aware of ;)

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 16:49

    now that lola i am aware of ;)

    And, of course L-O-L-A Lola, too.

  • Chris22/04/2009 at 16:49

    :O You don’t know Lola?!

    A quick wikipedia check claimed that they were at one race in 1997, where they didn't qualify. Then, they ran out of money!

  • Aitch22/04/2009 at 16:50

    :O You don’t know Lola?!

    Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets

  • me22/04/2009 at 16:50

    A quick wikipedia check claimed that they were at one race in 1997, where they didn’t qualify. Then, they ran out of money!

    ok. so why does anyone give a s...?

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 16:51

    ok. so why does anyone give a s…?

    cos it was on autosport.

  • me22/04/2009 at 16:51

    And, of course L-O-L-A Lola, too.

    turns out i know plenty of lolas :D

  • Chris22/04/2009 at 16:51

    ok. so why does anyone give a s…?

    No idea.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 16:51

    A quick wikipedia check claimed that they were at one race in 1997, where they didn’t qualify. Then, they ran out of money!

    Only because their backers forced them to rush the car. They went to Melbourne with virtually no wind tunnel testing and no track testing at all.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 16:51

    ok. so why does anyone give a s…?

    Because they didn't just miss the cut by a tenth or two - they missed it by 14, FOURTEEN seconds. They were THAT horrible.

    Not to mention they had Mastercard branding all over.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 16:52

    ok. so why does anyone give a s…?

    Cause there's nothing else newsworthy?

  • Chris22/04/2009 at 16:52

    Only because their backers forced them to rush the car. They went to Melbourne with virtually no wind tunnel testing and no track testing at all.

    2 words. Massive disaster.

  • me22/04/2009 at 16:52

    cos it was on autosport.

    i understand that because it's on autosport, it makes the story factual. what i don't get is why anyone is excited that a team from loserville may make a comeback?

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 16:52

    Cause there’s nothing else newsworthy?

    And this was Lola's single failure in motorsport. And it was their biggest, too - it almost drove them to bankruptcy.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 16:53

    ok. so why does anyone give a s…?

    Lola's an intergral part of motorsport. They've been around for some 50 years and just about done every form of well-known motorsport in the world. Well, except NASCAR, I think.

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 16:53

    i understand that because it’s on autosport, it makes the story factual. what i don’t get is why anyone is excited that a team from loserville may make a comeback?

    i just liked looking at their car on the F1 97 game. It was like a portable rainbow :)

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 16:53

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

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 16:53

    i understand that because it’s on autosport, it makes the story factual. what i don’t get is why anyone is excited that a team from loserville may make a comeback?

    May become the next Minardi?

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 16:53

    Lola’s an intergral part of motorsport. They’ve been around for some 50 years and just about done every form of well-known motorsport in the world. Well, except NASCAR, I think.

    And this is the only arm of motorsport where they failed - and boy did they fail! They failed spectacularly.

  • me22/04/2009 at 16:53

    Lola’s an intergral part of motorsport. They’ve been around for some 50 years and just about done every form of well-known motorsport in the world. Well, except NASCAR, I think.

    still never heard of 'em.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 16:54

    Lola’s an intergral part of motorsport. They’ve been around for some 50 years and just about done every form of well-known motorsport in the world. Well, except NASCAR, I think.

    Change well-known, to liked, and you wouldn't need the NASCAR bit

  • me22/04/2009 at 16:54

    May become the next Minardi?

    we only just got rid of them.

  • Journeyer22/04/2009 at 16:55

    May become the next Minardi?

    Minardi whooped them in that single race weekend.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 16:55

    we only just got rid of them.

    I thought Toro Rosso had Minardi DN.... Best not go there

    You not like the underdog-esque teams?

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 16:56

    still never heard of ‘em.

    World famous name. Mainly in GT racing though.

  • me22/04/2009 at 16:56

    You not like the underdog-esque teams?

    depends if we'll get the will-they-won't-they arrive at the next gp and have the trucks even left the factory yet, stories?

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 16:56

    You not like the underdog-esque teams?

    To be fair Lola weren't an underdog, the only under they were was under a rock in terms of their car, yeesh.

  • me22/04/2009 at 16:57

    World famous name. Mainly in GT racing though.

    hold on. are these the muppets who are having an alonso-esque toy/pram throwing competition with dave richards over le mans naming?

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 16:59

    hold on. are these the muppets who are having an alonso-esque toy/pram throwing competition with dave richards over le mans naming?

    Lukeh, fire up the photoshop :D

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 17:06

    After prating around on rFactor, I can confirm that F1 cars are rubbish at rallycross.

  • me22/04/2009 at 17:07

    After prating around on rFactor, I can confirm that F1 cars are rubbish at rallycross.

    nakajima says "no".

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 17:07

    Lukeh, fire up the photoshop :D

    Strangely enough, looking at my photoshop folder, I already have a previous photoshop of Dave Richards in a pram...

    What a horrible messed up sentence.

  • Alianora La Canta22/04/2009 at 17:08

    Remember, young driver testing is excluded from the ban. So if the teams really wanted to, they would test new talent. It’s just that after Kubica and Vettel (and possibly even Buemi), we’ve probably already gathered the next set of F1 stars - it should be more than enough to cover us for a decade. {Comment #41}

    Unfortunately, they only get three days a year per team and they're after the season. Stupid FIA rule change :(

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 17:09

    What a horrible messed up sentence.

    :D :D :D .. can we see it?

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 17:09

    nakajima says “no”.

    jon says no too.

    F1 Rallycross cars *wonders*

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 17:10

    :D :D :D .. can we see it?

    I honestly cant remember why I made this but...

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/pramdave-png

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 17:10

    hold on. are these the muppets who are having an alonso-esque toy/pram throwing competition with dave richards over le mans naming?

    Thats them.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 17:11

    I honestly cant remember why I made this but…

    Hahahaha

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 17:12

    I honestly cant remember why I made this but…

    It just needs a muppet!

  • Joe22/04/2009 at 17:16

    Lola, wow. Read about that earlier. They say they're considering it, but they also say they've got people already in place for the project, so from a few lines, it sounds like they're 65% or so sure of doing it. Luke, they weren't in F1 97, well not mine anyway. It even says in my manual that they were taken out out of it.

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 17:23

    Lola, wow. Read about that earlier. They say they’re considering it, but they also say they’ve got people already in place for the project, so from a few lines, it sounds like they’re 65% or so sure of doing it. Luke, they weren’t in F1 97, well not mine anyway. It even says in my manual that they were taken out out of it.

    Really? I have a vivid memory of them being there.... huh. Thats strange... i'm going mad in my old age of 20.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 17:25

    Anyone heard from Scott Woodwiss yet? He had a job interview today...

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 17:26

    Anyone heard from Scott Woodwiss yet? He had a job interview today…

    Erm, dude - I've been in the comments all afternoon. ;)

  • Alianora La Canta22/04/2009 at 17:27

    I’m not sure if Alia is still doing her points per million sheet {Comment #256}

    I don't remember doing one at any point - I think that was Christine. Oh well, I could do that if you like :)

  • Steven Roy22/04/2009 at 17:29

    Evening all. I am going to miss the quiz tonight as I am just about to head out into the real world. And I haven't had time to have my injections either.

    Interesting item in Autosport. Christian Horner taking the opportunity to start negotiations with Renault and potentially other engine suppliers while the results are good. I wonder how much Renault are prepared to drop to keep a winning team on board. I didn't think Horner was savvy enough to pull this.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74701

    Best of luck to all in the quiz.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 17:31

    Anyone heard from Scott Woodwiss yet? He had a job interview today…

    Erm, dude - I’ve been in the comments all afternoon. ;)

    Ah - right when my Danish lesson started. How did your interview go?

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 17:31

    Evening all. I am going to miss the quiz tonight as I am just about to head out into the real world. And I haven’t had time to have my injections either.

    Real? World? pah, such a concept does not exist

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 17:31

    Ah - right when my Danish lesson started. How did your interview go?

    Very well thanks :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 17:32

    Ah - right when my Danish lesson started. How did your interview go?

    Very well thanks :)

    Good stuff. Any feedback on the graphs? I was thinking to ape your 'red fades into charcoal on white font' look?

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 17:33

    Evening all. I am going to miss the quiz tonight as I am just about to head out into the real world. And I haven’t had time to have my injections either.

    That's a shame .. hope you have fun

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 17:34

    Good stuff. Any feedback on the graphs? I was thinking to ape your ‘red fades into charcoal on white font’ look?

    Yeah, they look alright. Could you try line graphs, but with points on them?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 17:34

    Good stuff. Any feedback on the graphs? I was thinking to ape your ‘red fades into charcoal on white font’ look?

    Yeah, they look alright. Could you try line graphs, but with points on them?

    For all of them?

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 17:35

    For all of them?

    Yep, but just do the averages from both of them.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 17:35

    Yep, but just do the averages from both of them.

    After each round.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 17:35

    Yeah, they look alright. Could you try line graphs, but with points on them?

    Fussy blogger :D

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 17:36

    I think we may be reaching the point where there is too much fakeF1 on twitter. It was a lot funnier when it wasn't so constant.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 17:37

    Right, time to write another blog post me thinks.

  • Dom22/04/2009 at 17:37

    Evening all. :) A few words on Mike Gascoyne:

    http://www.f1complete.com/content/view/12377/900/ - Apparently he's hoping for a future role at the BBC (although a GMM story sourcing The Daily Mail isn't all that convincing.)

    James Allen says he's looking for a job at Ferrari which is more likely: Gazza likes doing media work, but he was really in China to see if he could win over any of the F1 teams, who might like to employ him. http://allenonf1.wordpress.com/2009/04/22/gascoyne-applies-for-job-at-ferrari/

  • Joe22/04/2009 at 17:38

    Really? I have a vivid memory of them being there…. huh. Thats strange… i’m going mad in my old age of 20.

    Unless you mean.......nope. Can't think of any other 97 looking anything like that livery. And it came out in September anyway.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 17:38

    Gazza likes doing media work, but he was really in China to see if he could win over any of the F1 teams, who might like to employ him.

    MG at Ferrari? Hmm. Would it work though?

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 17:38

    http://www.f1complete.com/content/view/12377/900/ - Apparently he’s hoping for a future role at the BBC (although a GMM story sourcing The Daily Mail isn’t all that convincing.)

    GMM and the Daily Mail? Wow... that's quite a combination. Although I do hope it';s true.

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 17:39

    I think we may be reaching the point where there is too much fakeF1 on twitter. It was a lot funnier when it wasn’t so constant.

    I think the novelty will wear off.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 17:39

    Mind you, if Mike did get a job at Ferrari, he'd be able to give the BBC loads of insider info :D

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 17:41

    I really liked Mike in place of EJ - Partially because EJ winds me up, partially because Mike actually knows what he's talking about. Plus, he was funny.

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 17:42

    Plus, he was funny.

    and so little!

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 17:42

    I really liked Mike in place of EJ - Partially because EJ winds me up, partially because Mike actually knows what he’s talking about. Plus, he was funny.

    Yeah, The Beeb should definately keep him on.

  • Joe22/04/2009 at 17:42

    Adam Carroll was just on Irish radio, well a clip was. Thought he'd fallen off the face of the F1 world since 2007. Anyway, he basically said:

    "I have the right people behind me, and with them I can go to either IRL or F1. I'm talking to 2 of the 3 F1 teams coming next year, so we'll see."

    Not much, but 2 things from that:

    1. USF1 should go for all-American, but if they don't, they'll want experience, so that rules Adam out.

    2. USF1, Lola......who else could there be?

    I'd love nothing more than seeing an Irish guy racing in F1 again.

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 17:42

    and so little!

    He is a realy Norfolk Pixie. :D

  • Sara22/04/2009 at 17:43

    *wanders back in* I liked Mike. Far more interesting than Eddie.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 17:43

    2. USF1, Lola……who else could there be?

    If Carroll impresses in IRL, I reckon USF1 will look at scooping him up.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 17:44

    *wanders back in* I liked Mike. Far more interesting than Eddie.

    Eddie's all so serious and "Me me me me me" all the time.

  • Joe22/04/2009 at 17:44

    Didn't know this about the F1 97 game either:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formula_1_97#Alcohol_and_tobacco_related_sponsors

    Lola aren't listed among the teams Luke......I don't know what you're on about. :P

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 17:44

    Lola aren’t listed among the teams Luke……I don’t know what you’re on about. :P

    Don't worry about it, I don't know what I'm on about either :(

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 17:45

    Lola aren’t listed among the teams Luke……I don’t know what you’re on about.

    Maybe they were in the bios pages? I know Nigel Mansell was listed in the Drivers info page on TOCA 2 but wasn't actually in game.

  • Joe22/04/2009 at 17:46

    Maybe they were in the bios pages? I know Nigel Mansell was listed in the Drivers info page on TOCA 2 but wasn’t actually in game.

    I'll have a root for the manual this evening, I'm certain it said about them being excluded, but nothing else.

  • Sara22/04/2009 at 17:51

    Eddie’s all so serious and “Me me me me me” all the time.

    I just liked it when Mike asked a guest a question and he stepped right up to them to do it. Plus he's more a proper height.

  • Amy22/04/2009 at 17:58

    I'm finally watching the DC + Brundle gridwalk, I love it :D

  • Joe22/04/2009 at 18:01

    Just asked James what he thinks of both Lola and Carroll in F1.

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 18:06

    Autosport have just put an article up on Lola's history in F1...

    It's not good reading. :D

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74703

  • Alianora La Canta22/04/2009 at 18:09

    When I was 15 I had a student music teacher from somewhere in Africa (Uganda I believe). One day it started snowing, and he walked outside and just stood there with his arms outstretched staring into the sky with the biggest smile on his face. It was amazing for something we see every year to be so awe-inspiring to someone. {Comment #503}

    My best friend from university got very, very excited when she saw snow in December of her first year. She was from Singapore and had never seen the white stuff before. Her (British) room-mates didn't understand what all the fuss was about.

    Remembering that kept me cheerful when everyone around me was moaning about snow clogging up the streets in January. It's not that common an occurrence in the middle of England...

  • Alianora La Canta22/04/2009 at 18:11

    ICE CREAM VAN!!!!! {Comment #510}

    I had my first proper ice cream of the spring at the weekend. My local branch of Thornton's started selling ice-creams... ...but they'd not got any supplies of chocolate sauce or fudge sticks. So I ended up with chocolate ice cream with white chocolate... ...buttons on top.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 18:14

    What time is the quiz again? 8pm, isn't it?

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 18:14

    2. USF1, Lola……who else could there be?

    If USF1 have got the space in 2010 like we all think, then that only leaves 1 more space left with 7?8? (aledgily) other teams, Lola aren't going to be faffing about here, they're announcing now because they want that space!

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 18:15

    What time is the quiz again? 8pm, isn’t it?

    8:30. For the newbies

    http://www.pitlanefanatic.co.uk

    and in the chat section, watch out for me, Mr. Roy ain't doing it so im aiming for a win

  • me22/04/2009 at 18:15

    and in the chat section, watch out for me, Mr. Roy ain’t doing it so im aiming for a win

    i'm sick this week, so beating me doesn't count.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 18:16

    i’m sick this week, so beating me doesn’t count.

    I beat you all the time, so that never matters ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 18:16

    If USF1 have got the space in 2010 like we all think, then that only leaves 1 more space left with 7?8? (aledgily) other teams, Lola aren’t going to be faffing about here, they’re announcing now because they want that space!

    Bernie said there's 3 new teams coming next season, so effectively there's 1 place left.

  • me22/04/2009 at 18:17

    Bernie said there’s 3 new teams coming next season, so effectively there’s 1 place left.

    are you sure bernie said that?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 18:18

    Bernie said there’s 3 new teams coming next season, so effectively there’s 1 place left.

    are you sure bernie said that?

    Yeah he did!

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 18:18

    are you sure bernie said that?

    BBC ran a story on it. He said there would be 3 new teams on the grid, and that there were 3 serious bids for it but loads of people interested.

  • me22/04/2009 at 18:18

    Yeah he did!

    when?

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 18:18

    are you sure bernie said that?

    He claimed that, even though it breaks the FIA rules on how many cars can enter each race.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 18:19

    when?

    Hold on, lemme find it.

  • Alianora La Canta22/04/2009 at 18:19

    The engine freeze ends in 2011 (I think, someone correct me if I’m wrong) {Comment #585}

    It's supposed to be a five-year sorbet, so it ends at the end of 2012. However, there have been rumours of negotiations to end it earlier, including a possibility that budget-capped teams may have more freedom on the engine.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 18:19

    8:30. For the newbies

    Ooh just as well we also own the .co.uk site LOL Yes its 8.30 pm and not having heard from Jolly it might be Maverick who's hosting

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 18:19

    He claimed that, even though it breaks the FIA rules on how many cars can enter each race.

    Was it not after Honda had pulled out, so the total number would be 24?

  • me22/04/2009 at 18:20

    Was it not after Honda had pulled out, so the total number would be 24?

    maybe mclaren will be banned ;)

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 18:21

    Was it not after Honda had pulled out, so the total number would be 24?

    That's true.

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 18:21

    When is d-day for Mclaren anyways, next week?

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 18:22

    Think its the 28th?

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 18:22

    Think its the 28th?

    I thought it was the 29th

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 18:23

    lemme check

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 18:23

    Scott.

    They're done. Where shall I send them to? droppio?

  • me22/04/2009 at 18:23

    I thought it was the 29th

    christine says 29th.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 18:24

    They’re done. Where shall I send them to? droppio?

    yup.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 18:24

    Confirmed it is the 29th

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 18:25

    They’re done. Where shall I send them to? droppio?

    yup.

    Done. Enjoy ;)

  • Alianora La Canta22/04/2009 at 18:36

    Christijan Albers. Beat that. {Comment #669}

    If it's "same day of the year" and not a day/month/year match, I was born on the same day of the year as Martin Donnelly, Elio de Angelis, Didier Pironi, Lella Lombardi and Renato Pirrochi.

    Of course, RG, you do have the counter-defence that you and Christijan Albers were born on the same day of the year as Frank Williams and Dick Gibson...

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 18:38

    Of course, RG, you do have the counter-defence that you and Christijan Albers were born on the same day of the year as Frank Williams and Dick Gibson…

    Frank Williams, finally someone better to boast about than Albers. Thanks Alia

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 18:40

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/22/daily-22nd-april-2009/#comment-270107 {Comment #669

    If it’s “same day of the year” and not a day/month/year match, I was born on the same day of the year as Martin Donnelly, Elio de Angelis, Didier Pironi, Lella Lombardi and Renato Pirrochi.

    Of course, RG, you do have the counter-defence that you and Christijan Albers were born on the same day of the year as Frank Williams and Dick Gibson…

    Tiff Needell :-(

  • Joe22/04/2009 at 18:43

    Frank Williams, finally someone better to boast about than Albers. Thanks Alia

    Albers rules, don't.......don't go dissin'.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 18:43

    Albers rules, don’t…….don’t go dissin’.

    Albers does rule, but Sir Frank is on a different level

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 18:43

    Frank Williams, finally someone better to boast about than Albers. Thanks Alia

    Oooh, Antonio Ascari.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 18:44

    Frank Williams, finally someone better to boast about than Albers. Thanks Alia

    Albers rules, don’t…….don’t go dissin’.

    Yeah... he pioneered the 'drive off with the hose attached' move, remember?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 18:45

    Frank Williams, finally someone better to boast about than Albers. Thanks Alia

    Albers rules, don’t…….don’t go dissin’.

    Yeah… he pioneered the ‘drive off with the hose attached’ move, remember?

    where are you guys lookin, BTW?

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 18:45

    Oooh, Antonio Ascari.

    Oh wait.... he died on my birthday. That's less good.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 18:45

    where are you guys lookin, BTW?

    Wikipedia

  • Joe22/04/2009 at 18:46

    Oooh, Antonio Ascari.

    Was he the Ralf Schumacher of the 50s?

  • me22/04/2009 at 18:52

    'vettel on malaysia' anecdote from jonny noble:

    "For him, the most amazing part of the weekend had been when a bead of sweat on his forehead had flung off onto the inside of his visor."

    "As he braked for the next corner, the G forces took this bead of sweat and drifted it upwards to the top of his visor, before it moved sharp right as he turned hard left on the track. He then kept watching it move about the inside of his helmet for the whole lap."

    [subs linky]

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 18:53

    “He then kept watching it move about the inside of his helmet for the whole lap.”

    lovely ;)

  • Alianora La Canta22/04/2009 at 18:58

    Really? I have a vivid memory of them being there…. huh. Thats strange… i’m going mad in my old age of 20.

    Unless you mean…….nope. Can’t think of any other 97 looking anything like that livery. And it came out in September anyway. {Comment #739}

    Computer games based on the 1997 season that included Lola (according to Wikipedia)

    F-1 World Grand Prix (though this only came out on the Nintendo 64)

    Computer games based on 1997 that Wikipedia doesn't have a page for:

    F1 Manager Pro

    Prost Grand Prix

    Don't know if this helps narrow it down at all...

  • Joe22/04/2009 at 18:58

    Found a little quiz:

    http://www.sporcle.com/games/f1grand_prixs.php

    Will answer in a minute, looks too easy.

  • toxicfusion22/04/2009 at 18:59

    Just want to say a big thanks Journeyer for pointing me in the right direction with my report, up to 2000 words only 1000 to go :D

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 18:59

    Will answer in a minute, looks too easy.

    Is this my kind of easy? or Steven Roy's kind of eaasy?

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 18:59

    F-1 World Grand Prix (though this only came out on the Nintendo 64)

    I'm pretty sure F1 WGP didn't have Lola.

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 18:59

    Evenin' All...

    What's going on here then?

    I had a difficult day today when some body said to me, "Alex... You know this thing isn't working..." I looked in to it... Pinged the server... No response... Phoned somebody... "What's happened to my server?"

    The thing you don't want to hear from your network engineer at this point is: "Oh so that was your server. Yeah we've deleted it."

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 18:59

    F-1 World Grand Prix (though this only came out on the Nintendo 64)

    That might be it, I played it on my nephews n64 at the time.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 19:01

    Is this my kind of easy? or Steven Roy’s kind of eaasy?

    Your kind of easy

  • me22/04/2009 at 19:02

    The thing you don’t want to hear from your network engineer at this point is: “Oh so that was your server. Yeah we’ve deleted it.”

    i read fourstar's tweet and thought... that's gonna ruin somebody's day!

    soz sir.

  • Alianora La Canta22/04/2009 at 19:02

    I can't play in the quiz because the site won't let me register :(

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 19:03

    That might be it, I played it on my nephews n64 at the time.

    Nope, Lola were definitely not in F1 WGP I'm afraid

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 19:04

    i read fourstar’s tweet and thought… that’s gonna ruin somebody’s day!

    I haven't even read that yet. He had time to tweet! Blimey!

    At one point I had one phone on each ear and fourstar was waving a receiver at me saying, "this guy wants to talk to you".

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 19:04

    Nope, Lola were definitely not in F1 WGP I’m afraid

    Then where the hell did I see it? I can even picture seeing it all pixelated... thisis really confusing me. Unless what im remembering is a really early screenshot of one of the games... but still. :/

  • me22/04/2009 at 19:06

    At one point I had one phone on each ear and fourstar was waving a receiver at me saying, “this guy wants to talk to you”.

    did you manage to build a new one/recover the old one?

  • Alianora La Canta22/04/2009 at 19:06

    Tiff Needell :-( {Comment #791}

    Not to mention you also share a birthday with Alex Soier-Roig.

    In case you're wondering, I'm using ChicaneF1 to figure out all these birthdays.

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 19:07

    did you manage to build a new one/recover the old one?

    Luckily they had made a backup. But I needed to persuade the guy to restore the database for me without having received any money from us. It was an external vendor. Somebody internally had decided we didn't need to pay them any more. So he wasn't terribly convinced that we were good for it.

    Otherwise I would still be there rewriting it.

  • Alianora La Canta22/04/2009 at 19:08

    My comment about giving Gavin a more exotic name to associate his birthday with than Tiff Needell have got moderated.

  • Joe22/04/2009 at 19:09

    Wow, I only got 11 out of 17 in the quiz. Forgot Spa and China, and the names wrong for others (like Manama for Bahrain).

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 19:09

    Then where the hell did I see it? I can even picture seeing it all pixelated… thisis really confusing me. Unless what im remembering is a really early screenshot of one of the games… but still. :/

    Not a clue. As far as I know WGP and the PlayStation game were the only ones that season. Unless it was something on PC?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 19:10

    Then where the hell did I see it? I can even picture seeing it all pixelated… thisis really confusing me. Unless what im remembering is a really early screenshot of one of the games… but still. :/

    Not a clue. As far as I know WGP and the PlayStation game were the only ones that season. Unless it was something on PC?

    Didn't the 97 Lola become there F3000 car?

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 19:10

    Not a clue. As far as I know WGP and the PlayStation game were the only ones that season. Unless it was something on PC?

    Are you not mistaking it for another car?

  • me22/04/2009 at 19:10

    someone mentioned the other day about renault podcasts being sporadic this year. from the horses mouth:

    rf1pp: "...for this year we've changed the podcast format and will instead focus on different areas of the team, rather than reviewing races. We will still be talking to all the major players, and even the drivers, but we will aim at taking you behind the scenes of the team."

  • me22/04/2009 at 19:11

    Luckily they had made a backup. But I needed to persuade the guy to restore the database for me without having received any money from us. It was an external vendor.

    phew!

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 19:11

    At one point the guy at the other end of the phone was talking to me and I had to say, "hold on a minute" a trader had just come up to me and started shouting about the server going down.

    I told him about the situation and he wondered off. I came back to the guy on the phone and the guy said, "I'll turn it back on. I don't want that guy to shout at me".

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 19:11

    someone mentioned the other day about renault podcasts being sporadic this year. from the horses mouth:

    Another podcast that doesn't want to repeat itself :)

  • me22/04/2009 at 19:12

    I told him about the situation and he wondered off. I came back to the guy on the phone and the guy said, “I’ll turn it back on. I don’t want that guy to shout at me”.

    :D :D :D

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:12

    >“…for this year we’ve changed the podcast format and will instead focus on different areas of the team, rather than reviewing races..”

    [ie, we don't expect to have much to talk about for our race performances]

    That was me I believe, thanks for the info Mr C

  • me22/04/2009 at 19:12

    Another podcast that doesn’t want to repeat itself :)

    absolutely! haven't listened yet, but the comments say it's a good one.

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:13

    absolutely! haven’t listened yet, but the comments say it’s a good one.

    The last one was boring I thought, maybe they'll get a feel for it

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 19:13

    Not a clue. As far as I know WGP and the PlayStation game were the only ones that season. Unless it was something on PC?

    Can't be any of the Geoff Crammond games, they were based on the 1994 and 1998 seasons.

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 19:14

    By the way, I'm not sure if I've mentioned it yet but I really like the aSide with Joe podcasts. Even the China one worked well. I loved that you left the typo bit in :)

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 19:14

    Can’t be any of the Geoff Crammond games, they were based on the 1994 and 1998 seasons.

    I'm gonna stick with the 'It's just me going mad' explanation. :P

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 19:14

    I’m gonna stick with the ‘It’s just me going mad’ explanation. :P

    Good plan :)

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:14

    Only 5.75 million downloads to go ;)

    http://www.apple.com/uk/

    Should be there sometime tomorrow

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 19:15

    There was an Nintendo game called something like Nigel Mansel racing. That was my favorite :)

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:15

    By the way, I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it yet but I really like the aSide with Joe podcasts. Even the China one worked well. I loved that you left the typo bit in :)

    They are great, I must leave some more feedback with Joe too

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:15

    There was an Nintendo game called something like Nigel Mansel racing. That was my favorite :)

    Did he smile in it?

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 19:16

    Did he smile in it?

    I'm not sure he fitted in the game ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 19:16

    There was an Nintendo game called something like Nigel Mansel racing. That was my favorite :)

    I have that on an Amiga emulator. It's rather amusing :)

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 19:16

    I’m gonna stick with the ‘It’s just me going mad’ explanation. :P

    Sounds about right. :P

  • me22/04/2009 at 19:18

    By the way, I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it yet but I really like the aSide with Joe podcasts. Even the China one worked well. I loved that you left the typo bit in :)

    yay!

    the man has an amazing amount of patience when it comes to crappy technology. it was exactly like recording 12 days of xmas, with skype providing bubbling, echos and a whole bunch of silence.

    glad it came across well because by the time we'd finished and posted it, it was something crazy like 3am. any sense of perspective had long gone out of the window.

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 19:19

    In the "far too complicated to be workable" SofaF1 championship (which is at least now simpler than the Fantasy Racers thing Mr C is doing very well:

    SofaF1 Championship

    Nick 15

    Igor 14

    Mr T/C/S 11

    Jackie 10

    Rod 8

    Christine 7

    Alex 7

    GrifF1 7

    Bearded Stew 7

    RG 6

    Jeremy 6

    Fourstar 4

    Aitch 4

    Lou 4

    Piqued 3

    Pete 3

    Takuya 2

    PatW 0

  • me22/04/2009 at 19:19

    am quite enjoying this renault video that le bol posted on the renault blog.

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 19:20

    There was an Nintendo game called something like Nigel Mansel racing. That was my favorite :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IJt-m8b3zQ

    I love how little of the screen is used for the actual gameplay.

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 19:20

    glad it came across well because by the time we’d finished and posted it, it was something crazy like 3am. any sense of perspective had long gone out of the window.

    I liked it. It is exactly the kind of thing that I originally think I meant when was talking about the live interviews for the digest show. But in many ways so much better because Joe is bringing actual info live from the scene :)

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:21

    glad it came across well because by the time we’d finished and posted it, it was something crazy like 3am. any sense of perspective had long gone out of the window.

    You guys [and therfore us] are blessed to get to listen to his thoughts and it's proving to be a big attraction. Big props

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 19:23

    I love how little of the screen is used for the actual gameplay.

    You youngsters are spoilt. You don't need any more screen than that :)

    The gameplay was superb I seem to remember. I wonder if I can get it for the Wii?

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 19:24

    I love how little of the screen is used for the actual gameplay.

    We need morw racing games with Nigel mansell staring at you as you drive

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:25

    Nikki Lauda's paraphrasing Gavin here isn't he?

    http://www.f1technical.net/news/12202?sid=9c8e95533c53fb2e4ca4ee8fc9a4b881

    Is there no one in F1 who misses this show?

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 19:26

    We need morw racing games with Nigel mansell staring at you as you drive

    And though it's hard to tell he's also telling you what to do. It was very realistic :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 19:26

    am quite enjoying this renault video that le bol posted on the renault blog.

    LOL Piquet still can't win!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 19:26

    Nikki Lauda’s paraphrasing Gavin here isn’t he?

    http://www.f1technical.net/news/12202?sid=9c8e95533c53fb2e4ca4ee8fc9a4b881

    Is there no one in F1 who misses this show?

    Niki Lauda knows. Read his book and be shocked!

  • me22/04/2009 at 19:26

    You guys [and therfore us] are blessed to get to listen to his thoughts and it’s proving to be a big attraction. Big props

    and don't we know it.

    the only thing we'd change right now, is the fact the show vanishes under a sea of live commenting posts almost the minute it gets released. a casual browser, turning up say, today, has zero hope of finding/enjoying it.

  • me22/04/2009 at 19:27

    LOL Piquet still can’t win!

    they won't cut him a break will they?

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 19:27

    Last call for Pitlane Fanatic quiz

  • me22/04/2009 at 19:28

    Last call for Pitlane Fanatic quiz

    am on me way.

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 19:28

    Last call for Pitlane Fanatic quiz

    Have fun... See you guys later :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 19:29

    Last call for Pitlane Fanatic quiz

    am on me way.

    I'm finishing off my guest post ;)

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:29

    Tough day I hear, Alex

  • Alex Andronov22/04/2009 at 19:30

    Tough day I hear, Alex

    Yeah... Beer o'clock now!

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 19:31

    am quite enjoying this renault video that le bol posted on the renault blog.

    You can almost taste the cheese....

    Reminds me of this

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 19:31

    Last call for Pitlane Fanatic quiz

    Can my PC hold up...

    Desperately needs a reboot...

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:32

    Yeah… Beer o’clock now!

    Am treading water myself this week. My colleague busted his knee so am kinda running the show on my own

    [The shift manager is temporary and never around]

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:32

    Last call for Pitlane Fanatic quiz

    Can my PC hold up…

    Desperately needs a reboot…

    Can't remember the last time my Mac needed to be switched off ;)

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 19:33

    Can’t remember the last time my Mac needed to be switched off ;)

    Just downloaded the last 3 months of windows updates - thats all.

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:34

    Just downloaded the last 3 months of windows updates - thats all.

    That'd be a lot of security patches then ;)

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 19:34

    That’d be a lot of security patches then ;)

    Well, as the operating system that took less time to hack than MacOS X did - I don't mind too much. :P

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:35

    Well, as the operating system that took less time to hack than MacOS X did - I don’t mind too much. :P

    Touche

    :D

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 19:35

    Well, as the operating system that took less time to hack than MacOS X did - I don’t mind too much. :P

    Wrong - took more time to hack..

    OSX was first to fall...

    Brain fried... need caffeine!

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:36

    Brain fried… need caffeine!

    I gotcha first time

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 19:36

    Had any questions yet?

    Still trying to get onto the site.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 19:37

    you want us to wait a mo?

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:37

    Had any questions yet?

    Still trying to get onto the site.

    I don't do the quiz, think everyone's off there now

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 19:37

    you want us to wait a mo?

    It's slowly coming...

    Here we go!

  • me22/04/2009 at 19:37

    a new record for nick:

    "When it comes to consistent finishing, no-one can match Nick's record: he has now notched up a sequence of 31 races, in all of which he has been officially placed."

    would be nice if he'd won one of them.

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:38

    a new record for nick:

    Is it the beard?

    The Samson effect in force

  • Dom22/04/2009 at 19:38

    More Murray thoughts - http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/murraywalker/2009/04/your_questions_answered_week_3.html

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 19:39

    would be nice if he’d won one of them.

    Yeah. Would rather have a win with 1 retirement than that

  • me22/04/2009 at 19:39

    Is it the beard?

    The Samson effect in force

    almost certainly.

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:39
  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:40

    almost certainly.

    Or gweat dwiving?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 19:44

    almost certainly.

    Or gweat dwiving?

    He zertainly getz ze mozt out of ze karr!

  • Bassano Clapper22/04/2009 at 19:45

    I know nothing about Ice Hockey but this funny

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cr89xbl26g

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 20:01

    yay The Apprentice :) this week they're doing an advertisement type of thing so it should be excellent.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 20:12

    More Murray thoughts - http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/murraywalker/2009/04/your_questions_answered_week_3.html

    [bassano bites his tongue]

    I hate the BBC F1 website.

  • me22/04/2009 at 20:14

    I hate the BBC F1 website.

    because?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 20:14

    I. can't. finish. my. guestpost :(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 20:14

    I hate the BBC F1 website.

    because?

    Geolocking. It sucks :(

  • me22/04/2009 at 20:15

    Geolocking. It sucks :(

    what about the line that says:

    IF YOU ARE WATCHING FROM OUTSIDE THE UK, CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO?

  • me22/04/2009 at 20:15

    I. can’t. finish. my. guestpost :(

    because?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 20:16

    Geolocking. It sucks :(

    what about the line that says:

    IF YOU ARE WATCHING FROM OUTSIDE THE UK, CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO?

    Guess what? I clicked on it and it said "This video is not available outside the UK".

    I did try that already you know ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 20:17

    I. can’t. finish. my. guestpost :(

    because?

    Well I have all the text there, I just can't finish it :(

  • me22/04/2009 at 20:17

    I did try that already you know ;)

    haha. soz.

    why would they put that there then?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 20:19

    I did try that already you know ;)

    haha. soz.

    why would they put that there then?

    Because the BBC are evil and mean and hate foreigners and traitors who won't live next to the queen :(

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 20:19

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7998992.stm

    All UK people watch that ^^ 2004 Bahrain Highlights, only 6 minutes long, look at jenson in the end, looks very different..

    However, can someone tell me who the person who is talking first on it, i can't work it out

  • me22/04/2009 at 20:20

    Because the BBC are evil and mean and hate foreigners and traitors who won’t live next to the queen :(

    could someone have made a mistake, and now they've read your comment on spc, might be working to fix it as we speak?

  • me22/04/2009 at 20:21

    However, can someone tell me who the person who is talking first on it, i can’t work it out

    legard.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 20:22

    Because the BBC are evil and mean and hate foreigners and traitors who won’t live next to the queen :(

    could someone have made a mistake, and now they’ve read your comment on spc, might be working to fix it as we speak?

    Who here works for the BBC?

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 20:22

    legard.

    really?! i thought it might be, but couldnt quite believe it

  • me22/04/2009 at 20:23

    really?! i thought it might be, but couldnt quite believe it

    it says so on the screen, otherwise i'd have questioned it too.

  • me22/04/2009 at 20:24

    Who here works for the BBC?

    twas a joke. earlier christine complained that they never update the f1 big picture and a couple of minutes later they did.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 20:24

    Who here works for the BBC?

    twas a joke. earlier christine complained that they never update the f1 big picture and a couple of minutes later they did.

    Ah cool. Got a bit paranoid there for a sec ;)

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 20:28

    it says so on the screen, otherwise i’d have questioned it too.

    so it does, wasnt paying attention to that hehe

  • me22/04/2009 at 20:30

    so it does, wasnt paying attention to that hehe

    he wasn't much better back then. the condescending git.

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 20:33

    Jonathan Ross on writing....

    "I have more or less finished Sunday Times piece. BUT there are too many words and some are still in the wrong order. Writing is hard."

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 20:38

    Jonathan Ross on writing….

    “I have more or less finished Sunday Times piece. BUT there are too many words and some are still in the wrong order. Writing is hard.”

    I've grown to like 'Wossy' lately...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 20:52

    so it does, wasnt paying attention to that hehe

    he wasn’t much better back then. the condescending git.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G0MJj8CpGQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thtjgl_81J4

    I saw these when he was announced and didn't think much to him then. He hasn't changed much has he?

  • me22/04/2009 at 20:54

    I saw these when he was announced and didn’t think much to him then. He hasn’t changed much has he?

    nope. who listened that and then offered him a contract?

  • me22/04/2009 at 20:58

    how many podcasts can you handle in one week?

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/22/sidepodpanel-puddles/

  • Andy+Taylor22/04/2009 at 20:59

    Evening all. Loving the Lola jokes, especially the mixed up muddled up grid - nice one Mr C.

    The Renault video is interesting, but I'm not sure I quite understand the point of it. It's better than the McLaren R/C F1 car though.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 21:06

    how many podcasts can you handle in one week?

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/22/sidepodpanel-puddles/

    Hehe

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 21:07

    how many podcasts can you handle in one week?

    Too darn many.

  • me22/04/2009 at 21:08

    Too darn many.

    yeah. making too much stuff methinks. am gonna send that girl on a boat trip again.

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 21:09

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/22/sidepodpanel-puddles/

    Oooh, time to see what I really sound like!

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 21:10

    am gonna send that girl on a boat trip again.

    So you can eat take aways, drink wine and not do the washing up again? ;)

  • me22/04/2009 at 21:10

    So you can eat take aways, drink wine and not do the washing up again? ;)

    shhhhhhh!!

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 21:10

    yeah. making too much stuff methinks. am gonna send that girl on a boat trip again.

    I'm not just talking about you either

  • Andy+Taylor22/04/2009 at 21:10

    Just remembered the other thing - Mac OS may have been the first to be hacked at the Pwn to Own contest, but the winner had the hack for a year before using it to win the Macbook.

    Note that he chose to hack the Macbook so he'd win it :)

  • littlepurplegoth22/04/2009 at 21:12

    yeah. making too much stuff methinks. am gonna send that girl on a boat trip again.

    Um - didn't the boattrip *preceed* the recent bout of uber-production?

  • Andy+Taylor22/04/2009 at 21:12

    So you can eat take aways, drink wine and not do the washing up again? ;)

    And sending us all Sidepodlove :)

  • me22/04/2009 at 21:12

    Um - didn’t the boattrip *preceed* the recent bout of uber-production?

    true :(

  • Andy+Taylor22/04/2009 at 21:14

    true :(

    There's only one answer - you'll both have to go on a boat trip and get married again.

  • littlepurplegoth22/04/2009 at 21:14

    Oh - and if you don't want to 'wash up'... Lidl have a deal this week on paper cups, plates and compostable cutlery :-) So you can recycle or compost and there will be no landfill evidence either :-D

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 21:15

    There’s only one answer - you’ll both have to go on a boat trip and get married again.

    But who will keep an eye on the comments. Assuming Christine's Mother in Law will be going

  • me22/04/2009 at 21:15

    Oh - and if you don’t want to ‘wash up’… Lidl have a deal this week on paper cups, plates and compostable cutlery :-) So you can recycle or compost and there will be no landfill evidence either :-D

    good advice. 'cept i don't shop.

  • Andy+Taylor22/04/2009 at 21:16

    But who will keep an eye on the comments. Assuming Christine’s Mother in Law will be going

    This is a good point, we managed to start a religion last time Christine was away, goodness knows what they would find on their return if both of them were to go away.

  • littlepurplegoth22/04/2009 at 21:18

    good advice. ‘cept i don’t shop.

    Which is worse - not washing up and being 'caught' etc, or spending 2 minutes in a shop grabbing 3 things and handing over £3?

  • me22/04/2009 at 21:18

    Which is worse - not washing up and being ‘caught’ etc, or spending 2 minutes in a shop grabbing 3 things and handing over £3?

    good advice.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 21:21

    Which is worse - not washing up and being ‘caught’ etc, or spending 2 minutes in a shop grabbing 3 things and handing over £3?

    good advice.

    Except it's Lidl :(

  • littlepurplegoth22/04/2009 at 21:21

    It could be worse... you could be close to IKEA and having to fight the desire to bin the cups you found under the teenagers bed that were mouldy (think black spores...) and just walk down the road to buy new ones (veryredface)

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 21:26

    I've been crying with laughter so much at the Sidepodpanel JA impressions. Still love "...a hand gesture" :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 21:27

    Guest article submitted! w00t! :D

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 21:29

    I need to do me a JA spoof video. It's just too tempting :D

  • me22/04/2009 at 21:30

    Guest article submitted! w00t! :D

    received sir. cheers.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 21:30

    Guest article submitted! w00t! :D

    received sir. cheers.

    I hope it's ok :)

  • me22/04/2009 at 21:34

    I hope it’s ok :)

    am sure it's perfect. pics take a while, but it should be up by tomorrow am ;)

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 21:34

    Guest article submitted! w00t! :D

    weyyyyyyyy!!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 21:35

    I hope it’s ok :)

    am sure it’s perfect. pics take a while, but it should be up by tomorrow am ;)

    Aww cheers ;)

    Good night all!

  • me22/04/2009 at 21:35

    night gavin.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 21:36

    See ya later Mr Gavin

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/04/2009 at 21:36

    Guest article submitted! w00t! :D

    weyyyyyyyy!!

    It's my first step on the road to rehablogitation. Now I can start work on my F1 stats blog - including the name of the thing and which blog host to use (help)?

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 21:37

    Right, I'm doing a JA mock video like Lukeh :D

  • littlepurplegoth22/04/2009 at 21:38

    Except it’s Lidl

    Why :-( ?

    I'd have suggested somewhere else (like somewhere *online* ) but it would possibly take more time and be more expensive...

    Although I have a brochure here for cornstarch based crockery and cutlery if that would be preferable? Just that even w/s its expensive (and comes all the way from somewhere very very far compared to the UK... there is a finnish brand though, but they are even scarier...)

    Ooooo - how about just eating delivery pizza or whatever next time out of the boxes? Or just fruit (comes ready to eat and in biodegradeable self-packaging where packaged)? Or subscribing to a meals service for a week? :-)

  • Steven Roy22/04/2009 at 21:42

    Who’s Max’ deputy is it Balestre?

    Max's deputy was marco Piccinini who is on the Ferrari board but I think he retired and someone else go the job.

    Does it have to be someone from F1? Are there no other leaders from some other country’s motorsport regulators?

    It doesn't have to be anyone from motorsport at all.

  • Jackie22/04/2009 at 21:43

    Who’s Max’ deputy is it Balestre?

    You comment surfing again Steven?

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 21:52

    Anyone seen this on AUTOSPORT...

    "The FIA has asked Formula 1 team principals for their input on whether the £30 million per season budget cap figure announced at last month's World Council meeting should be revised, AUTOSPORT can reveal.

    "I actually think it could be done for £25 million but that's just my opinion," said Mosley after the budget cap plan was first announced in March. "All my advisers think it should be more.""

    Oh my gosh, is he insane!?

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 21:54

    This sentance

    “I actually think it could be done for £25 million but that’s just my opinion,” said Mosley after the budget cap plan was first announced in March. “All my advisers think it should be more.”"

    describes everything that is wrong with Formula 1.

  • me22/04/2009 at 22:02

    Anyone seen this on AUTOSPORT

    nope, but upper-case, bold and italic? now you're just giving them ideas :)

  • Christine22/04/2009 at 22:03

    Am loving this comment over on F1 Minute today:

    "Never heard of Lola? I am now deleting your web site from my favorites."

    My bad ;)

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 22:03

    nope, but upper-case, bold and italic? now you’re just giving them ideas :)

    i wrote Autosport, and it didnt look right, so then i wrote AUTOSPORT and it wasn't just good enough, so a bit of the ol' bold and italic, sorted :)

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 22:03

    “Never heard of Lola? I am now deleting your web site from my favorites.”

    hehehe

  • Lukeh22/04/2009 at 22:04

    My bad ;)

    I'm gonna go make a team and take place in 1 qualifying session too I think, seeing as there's so much love for lola despite being so so so so so *breaths in* so so bad! :D

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 22:06

    I’m gonna go make a team and take place in 1 qualifying session too I think, seeing as there’s so much love for lola despite being so so so so so *breaths in* so so bad!

    Funny thing is that on BAT, the 1997 carset actually features Lola! And people win in it! :D

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 22:06

    “Never heard of Lola? I am now deleting your web site from my favorites.”

    Am tempted to reply

    'This is a shambolic service that must be stopped at once. Bring in a host who knows what he/she is talking about. Bring in Legard.'

  • Andy+Taylor22/04/2009 at 22:06

    “Never heard of Lola? I am now deleting your web site from my favorites.”

    Your first "subscription cancellation" message?

  • me22/04/2009 at 22:06

    “Never heard of Lola? I am now deleting your web site from my favorites.”

    and still i don't know why they're important, or why anybody cares?

  • me22/04/2009 at 22:06

    Your first “subscription cancellation” message?

    best give 'em a refund.

  • Andy+Taylor22/04/2009 at 22:07

    I've just been reading an articel about what to call your wireless network.

    My absolute favourite - "Get off my LAN" :D

  • me22/04/2009 at 22:07

    ‘This is a shambolic service that must be stopped at once. Bring in a host who knows what he/she is talking about. Bring in Legard.’

    i want my 60 seconds back.

  • me22/04/2009 at 22:07

    My absolute favourite - “Get off my LAN” :D

    :D :D

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 22:07

    i want my 60 seconds back.

    i'm afraid you'd only waste them :P

  • me22/04/2009 at 22:08

    i’m afraid you’d only waste them :P

    that i would.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 22:08

    My absolute favourite - “Get off my LAN” :D

    :D

    Anyone from the west country?

  • chris evans22/04/2009 at 22:08

    Anyone from the west country?

    Hehehe.

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 22:10

    Quiz results are coming

  • Andy+Taylor22/04/2009 at 22:11

    Anyone from the west country?

    That would have been "get off moi LAAAAN"

  • littlepurplegoth22/04/2009 at 22:11

    So - Bill Bailey is on somewhere then :-)

    They'll be naming networks after scumble, CMOTC and Ankh Morpork next... oh hang on....

    (someone ask Andy about the giving of names to servers.... :-P )

  • Andy+Taylor22/04/2009 at 22:14

    and still i don’t know why they’re important, or why anybody cares?

    Perhaps because they used to make Formula 1 cars back in the 60s and 70s?

  • littlepurplegoth22/04/2009 at 22:14

    That would have been “get off moi LAAAAN”

    Sigh... should be 'moy' and have a few more NNNNN... not to mention the sight uplift and an L at the end if heading towards Glos, or down south of Exeter...

    mutter mutter, spent enough of his time with people from bridgy 'n' pethyton and he *still* can't get this right... mutter mutter

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 22:17

    Should say congratulations to Flibster for winning the quiz.

  • Andy+Taylor22/04/2009 at 22:17

    Sigh… should be ‘moy’ and have a few more NNNNN… not to mention the sight uplift and an L at the end if heading towards Glos, or down south of Exeter…

    Hmph. It's just a joke.

  • Flibster22/04/2009 at 22:18

    Should say congratulations to Flibster for winning the quiz.

    33 points! I would have been happy in the mid 20's

    :D

  • Kostia22/04/2009 at 22:19

    Hey really sorry, quick of topic question.

    Alternatives to twitter?

  • RG - Can't go two minutes without Timo22/04/2009 at 22:21

    Right, off to bed. See y'all tomorrow

    Alternatives to twitter?

    Try Identi.ca, has some of the spc community on it

  • Aitch22/04/2009 at 22:21

    Bassano Clapper: 22/04/2009 at 19:45

    I know nothing about Ice Hockey but this funny

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cr89xbl26g

    I hope this helps you out a bit. The NHL has 30 teams split into 2 conferences each with 3 divisions and the line 'Never date within the division' is a take on the 'never trade a player within your own division' because you don't want that player and his new team coming back and beating you. The Boston Bruins (black) and the Montreal Canadiens (white) are not only in the same division but they have a long history of hard fought playoff battles with Boston usually on the losing end and with the Bruins about to knock the Canadiens out of the playoffs in 4 games straight tonight :) we don't want to see one our boys fraternising with a fan of the enemy.

  • Andy+Taylor22/04/2009 at 22:24

    (someone ask Andy about the giving of names to servers…. :-P )

    When I worked for a medical database company the servers were named after great physicians and doctors.

    When I ran a test network, the server names were originally the same as the real servers but with a T prefix. This lead to some interesting names:

    TSHIRT, TTIME, TBONE, TCUP, TTRAY, TTOTAL and so on. This was inspired by Computing as they were running a series about directories to be added to network drives, e.g. S:\CARGO. Sadly, they all got changed to much more boring names.

  • littlepurplegoth22/04/2009 at 22:27

    “Never heard of Lola? I am now deleting your web site from my favorites.”

    Although for most of this household, the first thought would be of a small, blonde, westlondon flat living female child with a brother called charlie....

  • Jon Waldock22/04/2009 at 22:31

    Although for most of this household, the first thought would be of a small, blonde, westlondon flat living female child with a brother called charlie….

    :)

  • Andy+Taylor22/04/2009 at 22:37

    Thanks to Amy for mentioning the Brundle/Coulthard grid walk. That was great. I love the question to DC about if he'd ever been called "David baby". His response is priceless.

  • Steven Roy22/04/2009 at 22:52

    The Get Legard off the BBC F1 Commentary petition has risen to a mighty… 7 signatures

    Now up to a magnicent 9. The apathy is astounding.

  • Andy+Taylor22/04/2009 at 22:54

    Now up to a magnicent 9. The apathy is astounding.

    Of that there is no doubt.

    Night all.

  • Steven Roy22/04/2009 at 22:57

    I’ve got a feeling they won’t be a failure. As I’ve mentioned already today, look at what they’ve done between 1997 and now - a lot.

    Lola did an awful lot better before 1997 than they have since. They dominated F3000/CART etc etc. Won a lot of proper titles and blew F1 badly again.

    The difference this time is Eric Broadley has retired and Mart Birrane is running the show and he is much more David Richards compared to Broadley's Collin Chapman.

  • Steven Roy22/04/2009 at 23:01

    World famous name. Mainly in GT racing though.

    Lola were a huge name in all single seater classes other than F1. It is unfair to sy they were only a big name in GTs.

  • Steven Roy22/04/2009 at 23:02

    hold on. are these the muppets who are having an alonso-esque toy/pram throwing competition with dave richards over le mans naming?

    They are right in this case. DR has taken a Lola made a few minor mods and now claims it is a totally new car and nothing to do with them any more.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/04/2009 at 23:02

    Lola were a huge name in all single seater classes other than F1. It is unfair to sy they were only a big name in GTs.

    The T70 has to be one of the most famous Le Mans racers ever.

  • Steven Roy22/04/2009 at 23:13

    The first serious candidate to be a second Earth has been found

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20090422/tsc-scientists-find-most-earth-like-exop-50a9c9d.html

  • Steven Roy22/04/2009 at 23:17

    Oooh, Antonio Ascari.

    Was he the Ralf Schumacher of the 50s?

    No. Alberto Ascari won the championship in 52 and 53. Antonio Ascari was his father andd the details of their deaths are spooky beyond belief. off the top of my head both died testing cars when they had just turned up at a track to watch a team mate test and their deaths happened 30 years apart to the day.