Free Practice was a bizarre thing to be hold. The morning session was even less interesting than I thought it was going to be, whilst the afternoon more than made up for it. Goodness knows what today is going to bring. Either way, here are some of the things we're talking about:

  • Badoer is hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Not only was he a little on the slow side yesterday, but he also managed to receive four penalties from the FIA for speeding in the pitlane. Three of them involved a monetary sum, so poor Badoer must be feeling the pinch by now. At least he is a record breaker though.
  • Hamilton had a brush with the wall yesterday that saw him sit an entire practice session out as they didn't have the parts to fix his car. This does seem slightly weird, that they didn't have a regular ol' wing to stick on the car, but the team seem to know what they're doing.
  • And, of course, on the subject of McLaren, Whitmarsh nicely announced that Alonso is going to Ferrari next year. Naturally he isn't part of the team in question, but he seemed pretty sure when he said the entire paddock's movements will rest on that one move. Bless.
  • Also a quick plug for Nick's new blog: The F1 Rundown. A daily glimpse of the top stories of the day, with added opinions from the author. Yesterday's entries include the aforementioned Alonso to Ferrari story, so head on over to see what's new.

That'll do it for now. We'll be around for Free Practice 3 and Qualifying, so I hope you'll join us in the live comments. I will see you there.

907 responses

  • Jon Waldock21/08/2009 at 23:09

    Hellooooo Saturday

    *waves*

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 00:33

    I am trapped in south London!

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 00:34

    I am trapped in south London!

    Run, run for your life!

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 00:36

    Run, run for your life!

    there are no trains!

  • Scott Woodwiss22/08/2009 at 00:41

    Did we miss this?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/aug/04/nelson-piquet-bmw-sauber-formula-one

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 00:41

    there are no trains!

    How have you ended up there? Do you live in London?

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 00:41

    I am trapped in south London!

    Have you been kidnapped? I bet you went outside didn't you?

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 00:41

    there are no trains!

    Heard of walking?

    Like the blog post BTW.

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 00:42
  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 00:42
  • Scott Woodwiss22/08/2009 at 00:43

    No. We discussed that at the time

    News to me.

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 00:44

    Have we discussed why LewHam is bookies favourite to win on Sunday??

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 00:44

    News to me.

    It's been rumoured for a few days.

    The Piquets are trying to keep on top of the headlines during the silly season

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 00:45

    Have we discussed why LewHam is bookies favourite to win on Sunday??

    McLaren are on the up, have KERS, Brawn don't seem to have tall their tyre issues solced, Red Bull not shown much promises on Friday

  • Scott Woodwiss22/08/2009 at 00:46

    McLaren are on the up, have KERS, Brawn don't seem to have tall their tyre issues solced, Red Bull not shown much promises on Friday

    I'd say judging on today's practice they're about 90% on top of them.

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 00:47

    They also had Alonso as more likely than Rubens which seemed harsh.

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 00:47

    The Piquets are trying to keep on top of the headlines during the silly season

    This would be disastrous. If Piquet Jr is as bad as he appears to be, then having his own team would be the worst thing for their family.

  • Scott Woodwiss22/08/2009 at 00:48

    They also had Alonso as more likely than Rubens which seemed harsh.

    They probably think just because he's playing a home crowd, it'll give him a boost. Yeah, this ain't BATracer...

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 00:48

    Morning, everyone.

    I'd say judging on today's practice they're about 90% on top of them.

    Indeed. AUTOSPORT says that:

    Rubens Barrichello believes Brawn has made a step forward with the BGP001 over the summer break by better understanding the tyre issues that have plagued the team in the last three races.

    ...

    "I was very, very happy because I put my lap on the first lap with a reasonable amount of fuel on the car," he said. "So the car did improve since the last race."

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 00:49

    They probably think just because he's playing a home crowd, it'll give him a boost. Yeah, this ain't BATracer...

    Maybe in qualifying today, but probably not tomorrow. Still, I have Alonso down for some points - maybe around 6th?

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 00:49

    Good morning Journeyer

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 00:50

    Interesting bit from AUTOSPORT's Alonso interview:

    After the first session it was just because we missed the autograph session yesterday, because Romain and I had a sponsorship commitment.

    Hmmm... That's tough. I'm sure the fans feel much more appreciated now. :(

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 00:50

    Good morning Journeyer

    Good morning Mr. Bunny. :D

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 00:52

    Hey look, Badoer's talking to Rob. I wonder what Rob is thinking. Maybe he's humming Felipe Baby? Too bad we can't see his face.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/77844

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 00:53

    Hey Journeyer

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 00:54

    They also had Alonso as more likely than Rubens which seemed harsh.

    Bookies don't know too much about F1 and are deceived by FP2

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 00:55

    Oooh. Also from Alonso's interview:

    Q. Kimi Raikkonen has said he is doing nothing to help Luca Badoer. Do you feel any responsibility to help Grosjean?

    FA: I cannot come to him and help in anything in particular, but he knows that I am here for anything that he wants. I told him this morning – anything you need from me or whatever, just come. I am ready to help you in these first days. Things with the car, with ratios, which gears on which corner, or how to use the kerbs, all these types of things. Anything you want just ask me, and at the moment he did not ask me so he is quick enough.

    Interesting that he offered to help Grosjean, who is a promising talent. Talents used to take advantage of this - I remember JYS talking about being mentored by Jim and Graham, and he himself mentoring Francois Cevert later in his career. But other than the Schumi-Massa relationship, I guess drivers are too afraid to do that nowadays?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 00:55

    This would be disastrous. If Piquet Jr is as bad as he appears to be, then having his own team would be the worst thing for their family.

    Am curious as to his success in GP2 though

    Were there only two decent teams in 2007?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 00:56

    They also had Alonso as more likely than Rubens which seemed harsh.

    They probably think just because he's playing a home crowd, it'll give him a boost. Yeah, this ain't BATracer...

    Alonso will qualify well and probably pit very soon after the warm-up lap

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 00:56

    This would be disastrous. If Piquet Jr is as bad as he appears to be, then having his own team would be the worst thing for their family.

    Hmmm. Didn't this bit of news come out before Peter Sauber announced the breakdown in negotiations? Not sure what's changed since then.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 00:57

    They also had Alonso as more likely than Rubens which seemed harsh.

    That is bad.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 00:57

    Am curious as to his success in GP2 though

    The car was fully set up to Nelsinho. I think he's the type that would be very quick if he had the perfect car under him. But if anything doesn't suit what he wants, he falls off the pace quickly.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 00:58

    The car was fully set up to Nelsinho. I think he's the type that would be very quick if he had the perfect car under him. But if anything doesn't suit what he wants, he falls off the pace quickly.

    Dare I say it, like Button

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 00:59

    Dare I say it, like Button

    Or Kimi

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 01:00

    Interesting that he offered to help Grosjean, who is a promising talent. Talents used to take advantage of this - I remember JYS talking about being mentored by Jim and Graham, and he himself mentoring Francois Cevert later in his career. But other than the Schumi-Massa relationship, I guess drivers are too afraid to do that nowadays?

    Drivers are surround by managers now and have very individual career paths. There is also much reduced risk so if someone is hopeless or lost they are not life threatening.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 01:01

    Hmmm. Didn't this bit of news come out before Peter Sauber announced the breakdown in negotiations? Not sure what's changed since then.

    The article is dated Aug 4. Old news

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:01

    Dare I say it, like Button

    I'd agree with this - to a certain extent. I think Button's not too bad at setting up a car - how would he have done so well in 2002 or 2003 if he wasn't? Piquet, on the other hand...

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 01:01

    Dare I say it, like Button

    I think you'll find many drivers like this.

    Re: Nelson in GP2. Seen the stats. Didn't watch the series. Interesting.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:03

    I'd agree with this - to a certain extent. I think Button's not too bad at setting up a car - how would he have done so well in 2002 or 2003 if he wasn't? Piquet, on the other hand...

    Maybe

    Piquet can't be terrible though, maybe thye Renault doesn't suit him

    Unless of course, he brought suitcases of cash to Renault

    [Or Flav thought he would]

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:03

    Or Kimi

    Hmmm... I don't agree with this one so much. He won the title in a 2007 car that wasn't really suited to him, I think. He also made the 2003 McLaren go a lot faster than it should've. The main issue with Kimi, I think, is his dedication to work on the car.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 01:03

    I think Piquet is good so long as he feels confident but when he loses confidence in himself, the car or the team he crumbles

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:04

    I think you'll find many drivers like this.

    Re: Nelson in GP2. Seen the stats. Didn't watch the series. Interesting.

    I started watching GP2 mid way through 2007 [after hearing about Lewis' epic recovery in Turkey - such overtaking]

    Didn't get too excited by Piquet though. But still...

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:05

    Hmmm... I don't agree with this one so much. He won the title in a 2007 car that wasn't really suited to him, I think.

    To be fair, McLaren lost that championship, Kimi inherited it

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:06

    To be fair, McLaren lost that championship, Kimi inherited it

    Though it must be said, I am a fan of Kimi's. He just frustrates me so

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:06

    To be fair, McLaren lost that championship, Kimi inherited it

    True, but it could've been Massa's had things gone differently.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:08

    Note to self:

    Campaign tomorrow for widespread distribution of whatever comes between a bottle of wine and a magnum. Cos two bottles is just greedy

    Am sure Mr C will back me up on this

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:09

    True, but it could've been Massa's had things gone differently.

    Maybe last year, not 2007

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 01:09

    I remember JYS talking about being mentored by Jim and Graham, and he himself mentoring Francois Cevert later in his career. But other than the Schumi-Massa relationship, I guess drivers are too afraid to do that nowadays?

    Young drivers like to think they are better than their peers. This is more a modern social statement though.

    Experienced drivers are less likely to share their experience these days with a younger team mate also, to gain an advantage.

    The whole Clark/Hill/JYS/Cevert story is a heartwarming tale, although really sad at the end. Would make a brilliant movie though.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:10

    The whole Clark/Hill/JYS/Cevert story is a heartwarming tale, although really sad at the end. Would make a brilliant movie though.

    'Twas more a gentleman's era back then

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:10

    Maybe last year, not 2007

    But Massa was ahead of Kimi for at least the first half of that season.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:12

    But Massa was ahead of Kimi for at least the first half of that season.

    Because Kimi couldn't get to grips with the Ferrari

    And still can't. My respect for him returns when he goes back to McLaren or chooses WRC [or retirement]

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 01:13

    The whole Clark/Hill/JYS/Cevert story is a heartwarming tale, although really sad at the end. Would make a brilliant movie though.

    JYS told Tyrrell to sign Cevert because he knew he was so good. I can't imagine a top driver doing that now.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:13

    Kimi & Lewis in an on form McLaren = return to the Golden Days!

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:14

    And still can't. My respect for him returns when he goes back to McLaren or chooses WRC [or retirement]

    After what Mr Whitmarsh said yesterday, your respect for him might return in 3 weeks time...

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:14

    JYS told Tyrrell to sign Cevert because he knew he was so good. I can't imagine a top driver doing that now.

    Very true.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 01:15

    Kimi & Lewis in an on form McLaren = return to the Golden Days!

    I want to see that

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:16

    After what Mr Whitmarsh said yesterday, your respect for him might return in 3 weeks time...

    I'd like to believe it but I really don't

    He's posturing. Either for Heikki's performance gain or Nico's signature.

    He's chancing his arm that Kimi will be bought out of his contract. If he is, there will certainly be a "no F1 for a year" clause

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 01:16

    I always feel Kimi would rather be doing something else than driving for Ferrari or even in F1. I don't sense any passion there.

    JYS told Tyrrell to sign Cevert because he knew he was so good. I can't imagine a top driver doing that now.

    That would never happen, although I hold a hope that Lewis will do so when he's reaching his retirement. I feel he has a bigger sense of respect than many other drivers. My opinion though.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:17

    I want to see that

    I think we may be the only ones but it would be unstoppable if the car is right

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:17

    I think we may be the only ones but it would be unstoppable if the car is right

    Actually, we'd have Gavin onboard

    Fighting off Amy :)

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 01:18

    I always feel Kimi would rather be doing something else than driving for Ferrari or even in F1. I don't sense any passion there.

    He is just not very expressive. He only wants to race.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:19

    He is just not very expressive. He only wants to race.

    In a good car. Only

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 01:23

    In a good car. Only

    There's been many a time when you haven't seen Kimi, then towards the end, he's posting quick laps when it's too late. Or am I wrong here?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:24

    There's been many a time when you haven't seen Kimi, then towards the end, he's posting quick laps when it's too late. Or am I wrong here?

    Just him saying, "I can when I want to"

    For 60 laps is too much but he's making a point, IMHO

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:25

    Just him saying, "I can when I want to"

    But if he can go faster, why doesn't he? Oh well.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 01:26

    There's been many a time when you haven't seen Kimi, then towards the end, he's posting quick laps when it's too late. Or am I wrong here?

    The problem is his driving style does not suit the car. He can only really lean on it late in races when there is enough rubber down to give the kind of grip he needs. Put him in a 2007 or 2008 McLaren instead of a 2007/8 Ferrari and he would have been much better. He chose exactly the wrong time to leave the team

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:26

    I don't know what's funnier about FP2 yesterday - Schumi sticking his tongue out or Nico swatting a bug with an F1 car. :D

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:26

    The problem is his driving style does not suit the car. He can only really lean on it late in races when there is enough rubber down to give the kind of grip he needs. Put him in a 2007 or 2008 McLaren instead of a 2007/8 Ferrari and he would have been much better. He chose exactly the wrong time to leave the team

    True. Hey, at least he's won a title.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:26

    True. Hey, at least he's won a title.

    Not bad for a wrong decision... :D

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:31

    I had enough I snapped

    @5LiveF1, @LeeMcK, @sarahholtf1, Can someone PLEASE sort out the terrible navigation on the BBC F1 site? Fer chrissakes!

    Someone had to say it

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 01:32

    I don't know what's funnier about FP2 yesterday - Schumi sticking his tongue out or Nico swatting a bug with an F1 car. :D

    I only watched the 1min version on BBC F1, and the most memorable bit was that the Beach was full.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:32

    True. Hey, at least he's won a title.

    I fear it may be his only one. Shame

  • Dan Brunell22/08/2009 at 01:32

    Hello everyone,

    The more I see of SpeedTV's online videos relating to F1, the more I like it.

    Steve Matchett has a great video on the engineering which goes into keeping the tires onto the car. I've posted the video on my blog.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:32

    Someone had to say it

    They'll probably say something to the effect that someone else does it. ;)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:33

    They'll probably say something to the effect that someone else does it. ;)

    I don't care what they say, if the mesage gets back to the code monkeys... job done

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 01:34

    @5LiveF1, @LeeMcK, @sarahholtf1, Can someone PLEASE sort out the terrible navigation on the BBC F1 site? Fer chrissakes!

    Believe it or not, I think it's current version is an improvement on what it was like at the start of the year. It seems hard to believe it could be worse as I look at it now but I'm pretty sure it was.

    It's the archiving (or lack of....) that really lets it down now.

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 01:34

    I fear it may be his only one. Shame

    I don't feel like he's wanting a 2nd title though.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:34

    Steve Matchett has a great video on the engineering which goes into keeping the tires onto the car. I've posted the video on my blog.

    I like his chalk talks

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:34

    I don't feel like he's wanting a 2nd title though.

    He only wins for the champagne & girls :)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:36

    It's the archiving (or lack of....) that really lets it down now.

    Or the sheer lack of logical placement

    I wanted to find today's FP session highlights, I gave up

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 01:36

    He only wins for the champagne & girls :)

    And obviously the ice cream when he doesn't. (I should really leave that one alone now)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:36

    Steve Matchett has a great video on the engineering which goes into keeping the tires onto the car. I've posted the video on my blog.

    Are those the tyres that they sell across the pond? ;)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:37

    And obviously the ice cream when he doesn't. (I should really leave that one alone now)

    But there's so much mileage there (excuse the pun)

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 01:37

    I don't feel like he's wanting a 2nd title though.

    If he didn't he would walk away.

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 01:37

    I wanted to find today's FP session highlights, I gave up

    If you go to the homepage, below the "Video & Audio coverage" bar, the middle link below that is a report.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:38

    If he didn't he would walk away.

    ...and he just might. We'll find out in 3 weeks.

  • Dan Brunell22/08/2009 at 01:38

    Are those the tyres that they sell across the pond? ;)

    Yeah, the difference between tires and tyres is the weight it has to carry.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:39

    If you go to the homepage, below the "Video & Audio coverage" bar, the middle link below that is a report.

    Ta

    "Report - Alonso quickest despite crash " does not scream FP1 / FP2 highlights to me. It kinda should

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:40

    Steven, what's your take on the reports by Whitmarsh that Alonso is def going to the Scuderia next year?

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 01:41

    "Report - Alonso quickest despite crash " does not scream FP1 / FP2 highlights to me. It kinda should

    I know. I wasn't even looking for highlights, and I clicked it, and got them.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:42

    ...and he just might. We'll find out in 3 weeks.

    Will they have a definitive answer on Massa's future by Monza?

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 01:42

    I know. I wasn't even looking for highlights, and I clicked it, and got them.

    For "highlights", read "report" in BBC slang.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 01:43

    Steven, what's your take on the reports by Whitmarsh that Alonso is def going to the Scuderia next year?

    Sounds like it is a done deal. I had never bought the rumours because they have been circulating for years but the way he said it sounded like he knew it was a fact.

  • Dan Brunell22/08/2009 at 01:43

    Steven, what's your take on the reports by Whitmarsh that Alonso is def going to the Scuderia next year?

    Worse... kept... secret... ever.

    I think it was enviable the day Alonso left McLaren.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:43

    I know. I wasn't even looking for highlights, and I clicked it, and got them.

    You see my problem?

    Ok, I'm drunk... but I think it equates to the unwashed masses out there ;)

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 01:43

    Will they have a definitive answer on Massa's future by Monza?

    That is down to the doctors.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:44

    Worse... kept... secret... ever.

    I think it was enviable the day Alonso left McLaren.

    I agree, but with regard to Kimi...

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:44

    I think it was enviable the day Alonso left McLaren.

    Inevitable, you mean? ;)

    This even beats the persistent rumors of Schumi's retirement in 2006.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:45

    That is down to the doctors.

    But if I were to guess, he's good to drive in 2010.

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 01:45

    Will they have a definitive answer on Massa's future by Monza?

    He's saying Brazil. I'd say the skull fracture is the biggest issue now for Felipe. Until that is strong, there is no way he should be racing.

  • Dan Brunell22/08/2009 at 01:45

    Inevitable, you mean? ;)

    (*falls to knees, raises hands to sky*)

    Damn you auto spell correct. You've been officially turned off.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:46

    That is down to the doctors.

    Too early to say, I think Ferrari will have a decent back up which we may never know about. Kubica, Liuzzi... I don't know. But they will

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 01:47

    Too early to say, I think Ferrari will have a decent back up which we may never know about. Kubica, Liuzzi... I don't know. But they will

    Wasn't that Shumi?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:48

    He's saying Brazil. I'd say the skull fracture is the biggest issue now for Felipe. Until that is strong, there is no way he should be racing.

    It's not the fracture, it's the soft tissue behind it - the grey stuff ;)

    Brazil is a dream, which may not be realistic. Too early to say

    If I had a brain injury, i wouldn't be thinking about my return

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:48

    Wasn't that Shumi?

    If his neck is ok by Jan for racing in March/April

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 01:49

    If I had a brain injury, i wouldn't be thinking about my return

    He had an injury to the frontal lobe.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:49

    Damn you auto spell correct. You've been officially turned off.

    Desktop Doohickey fail for me too :)

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 01:49

    Right I'm gonna say it...

    Kimi to WRC

    Anando to Ferrari with Felipe

    Nico and Lewis at McLaren.

    Kubica AND Heidfeld to Williams.

    Kazuki to Sportscars.

    Luca to testing.

    Michael to sitting on the pitwall.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 01:49

    If his neck is ok by Jan for racing in March/April

    That is going to depend on the injury to the back of his skull then his fitness

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:51

    Right I'm gonna say it...

    Kimi to WRC with Fiat

    Anando to Ferrari with Felipe

    Nico and Lewis at McLaren

    Kovalainen AND Heidfeld to Williams

    Kubica to Renault

  • Dan Brunell22/08/2009 at 01:51

    If I had a brain injury, i wouldn't be thinking about my return

    Funny... for years, I swear the guy was made out of liquid metal.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:52

    He had an injury to the frontal lobe.

    Exactly. Long, long recovery. For a mid that needs the focus of an F1 driver.

    Then again, every injury is unique

    (Frontal lobe injuries are not unusual in increased risk taking tendancies. That may be for more severe cases. Just saying)

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 01:52

    Michael to sitting on the pitwall.

    This is a new thing? :P

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:53

    Right I'm gonna say it...

    Kimi to WRC

    Anando to Ferrari with Felipe

    Nico and Lewis at McLaren.

    Kubica AND Heidfeld to Williams.

    Kazuki to Sportscars.

    Luca to testing.

    Michael to sitting on the pitwall.

    Feasible

    Except Robert AND Nick

    Kubes yes, Nick to stay with Sauber Phoenix F1

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 01:53

    This is a new thing? :P

    No just want to really really enforce that one! :)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:54

    This is a new thing? :P

    No just want to really really enforce that one! :)

    Mrs Shoe Maker has said NO. Case over

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 01:54

    Right I'm gonna say it...

    Kimi to WRC

    Anando to Ferrari with Felipe

    Nico and Lewis at McLaren.

    Kubica AND Heidfeld to Williams.

    Kazuki to Sportscars.

    Luca to testing.

    Michael to sitting on the pitwall.

    Williams Toyota contract says they have to run a Toyota development driver.

    I can't see Kimi leaving F1 like this.

    Alonso and Massa at Ferrari makes a lot of sense as they both like the same kind of car and it is the kind Ferrari make.

    Rosberg may go to McLaren but he blew his chance to go for big money two years ago

    Badoer definitely won't race

    1Schumacher just renewed his contract as an advisor to Ferrari so he is not going to race either.not

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 01:55

    Kubes yes, Nick to stay with Sauber Phoenix F1

    You think Kubica's been better than Heidfeld of late? I reckon Kubica's missed his chance for a move to a decent team now. He needed to seal it last season when he was still hot property (obviously he had no reason then to think BMW wasn't a good bet but still....)

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 01:56

    Mrs Shoe Maker has said NO. Case over

    I know if Mrs Bunny says no, I know where I stand!

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:56

    Williams Toyota contract says they have to run a Toyota development driver.

    Could Williams drop Toyota for Cosworth? Or, with cheaper engines for 2010, could Williams decide they no longer need the discount?

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 01:57

    You think Kubica's been better than Heidfeld of late? I reckon Kubica's missed his chance for a move to a decent team now. He needed to seal it last season when he was still hot property (obviously he had no reason then to think BMW wasn't a good bet but still....)

    His stock has dropped at exactly the wrong time. Careers like his have ended at this stage before

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:57

    Kubes yes, Nick to stay with Sauber Phoenix F1

    That's assuming the Hinwil team manage to win their spot back. What happens if someone else gets it?

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 01:57

    Could Williams drop Toyota for Cosworth? Or, with cheaper engines for 2010, could Williams decide they no longer need the discount?

    No chance

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 01:58

    You think Kubica's been better than Heidfeld of late? I reckon Kubica's missed his chance for a move to a decent team now. He needed to seal it last season when he was still hot property (obviously he had no reason then to think BMW wasn't a good bet but still....)

    Kubica was in a similar bracket to Vettel. The team let him down at the end of 2008. I have faith in the Polish one. Give him a good team structure and I reckon he'll shine.

  • Dan Brunell22/08/2009 at 01:58

    Could Williams drop Toyota for Cosworth? Or, with cheaper engines for 2010, could Williams decide they no longer need the discount?

    I think Williams will see how USF1 and whoever else will actually make it to the grid fair with the engine. My felling is that it will not go well next year for the Cosworth teams.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:58

    His stock has dropped at exactly the wrong time. Careers like his have ended at this stage before

    And look at Vettel - we thought he screwed up by moving to RBR, and he's doing a lot better now than many of us thought he would. F1 has always been about being at the right place at the right time.

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 01:58

    That's assuming the Hinwil team manage to win their spot back. What happens if someone else gets it?

    With all their staff and infrastructure? It'd be a piss take.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 01:59

    No chance

    In that case, we'll have 2 K's at Williams:

    Kovalainen and Kobayashi.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 01:59

    Williams Toyota contract says they have to run a Toyota development driver.

    Yeah, but really?

    I can't see Kimi leaving F1 like this.

    But where else will he go?

    Alonso and Massa at Ferrari makes a lot of sense as they both like the same kind of car and it is the kind Ferrari make.

    Agreed

    Rosberg may go to McLaren but he blew his chance to go for big money two years ago

    Seems to want a career now

    Badoer definitely won't race

    You think he will this year?

    1Schumacher just renewed his contract as an advisor to Ferrari so he is not going to race either.not

    They should rename him "RBS" and he can be bank-rolled by Banca d'Italia

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 02:00

    You're all just trying to make me like him by comparing him to Vettel aren't you :P

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:00

    Kovalainen and Kobayashi.

    oh, shoot. how about Nico Hulkenberg? it's gonna be Hulkenberg and Kobayashi, I think.

    Kovalainen will probably end up with one of the backmarkers.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:00

    Kovalainen and Kobayashi.

    Why take Kobayashi ahead of Nakajima?

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:01

    But where else will he go?

    McLaren, Toyota, Brawn

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:01

    You think Kubica's been better than Heidfeld of late? I reckon Kubica's missed his chance for a move to a decent team now. He needed to seal it last season when he was still hot property (obviously he had no reason then to think BMW wasn't a good bet but still....)

    Kubica's is a bigger talent than Nick (quite reliable) Heidfeld IMHO

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:01

    Why take Kobayashi ahead of Nakajima?

    What's Nakajima done in the last 2 seasons? Toyota hasn't exactly been the most patient of teams...

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:02

    McLaren, Toyota, Brawn

    Kimi's last team will be Ferrari. Either he stays with them, or he moves out of F1.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:02

    You think he will this year?

    Basoer is not going to be as bad as he looked today. He is not going to challenege Kimi but he is not going to be anywhere near last.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:02

    Could Williams drop Toyota for Cosworth? Or, with cheaper engines for 2010, could Williams decide they no longer need the discount?

    Or by 2012 it could be known as the Mercedes Ferrari F1 Championship

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:03

    Badoer is not going to be as bad as he looked today. He is not going to challenege Kimi but he is not going to be anywhere near last.

    Will he manage to score points? Is he good enough to get on the podium?

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:03

    Kubica's is a bigger talent than Nick (quite reliable) Heidfeld IMHO

    I don't know what it is, maybe my spider senses (ok I made that one up) but Kubica is something special.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:03

    oh, shoot. how about Nico Hulkenberg? it's gonna be Hulkenberg and Kobayashi, I think.

    Hülkenberg deserves a break in F1 like di Resta but i think they will be with one of the new teams

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:04

    Kovalainen and Kobayashi.

    Pete Postlethwaite is crap at hairpins

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:04

    Kubica's is a bigger talent than Nick (quite reliable) Heidfeld IMHO

    I am not so sure. Nick will do a lot more to help the team progress

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:05

    Kimi's last team will be Ferrari. Either he stays with them, or he moves out of F1.

    He's not Schumacher

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:05

    I am not so sure. Nick will do a lot more to help the team progress

    With Gilette and Wilkinson Sword maybe? ;)

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 02:05

    What on earth do we think Renault are going to do without their golden boy?

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:06

    Hülkenberg deserves a break in F1 like di Resta but i think they will be with one of the new teams

    Williams would be stupid to let go of Hulkenberg to a new team.

    Willi would also be stupid to let Nico H leave Williams, which is a well-established team.

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:06

    What on earth do we think Renault are going to do without their golden boy?

    Spend a bit more on their car, than their driver.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:06

    What's Nakajima done in the last 2 seasons? Toyota hasn't exactly been the most patient of teams...

    True but that depends how good you think Rosberg is. Kobayashi has done nothing outstanding. People talked about Lewis getting the silver spoon treatment from McLaren as if it was responsible for his results. Kobayashi has had the same treatment from Toyota and won nothing.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:07

    He's not Schumacher

    True, but he's not Alonso, either, who's always looking for the best seat available. I just don't see Kimi driving in F1 with any other team now.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:07

    What on earth do we think Renault are going to do without their golden boy?

    They have a golden boy?

    Renault is Flav. Without his bull, they'd have exited long ago, maybe still will

    Grosjean will find his way, but he'll find it hard to steer a team

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:08

    True but that depends how good you think Rosberg is. Kobayashi has done nothing outstanding. People talked about Lewis getting the silver spoon treatment from McLaren as if it was responsible for his results. Kobayashi has had the same treatment from Toyota and won nothing.

    I'm not saying it's the right decision, only that it will be the decision, I think.

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 02:08

    Spend a bit more on their car, than their driver.

    On your plan of the grid, there aren't really any top-flight drivers hanging around waiting for the seats though, they need at least one decent driver surely? Rubens? :P

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:08

    Will he manage to score points? Is he good enough to get on the podium?

    Points should be possible but not a podium at this race. If he is in for the rest of the season a podium is possible depending how he improves and if Ferrari do their usual Monza trick.

  • Edgar22/08/2009 at 02:09

    Hello people um well I think that Gene should be in the Ferrari and not Badoer because think Gene won the Le Mans 24 Hours,that's bigger than any Formula 1 race expect maybe Monaco and Badoer is just plain poo and can't drive so basically Ferrari made a stupid decision and after Hungary their whole season is gonna go downward and (crying) Schumacher or Schumi isn't coming back,I was already disappointed he wasn't going to drive in Valencia but this is the worst night of my life I am a huge Schumacher fan I'm really gonna cry now and that may sound weird to some anti Schumi or Schumacher fans no offense see ya sidepodcast and rock on guys love ya god bless you and goodbye from the US.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:09

    Willi would also be stupid to let Nico H leave Williams, which is a well-established team.

    I'd say the Mac is a better option than Frank's best for a couple of years at least

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:09

    What on earth do we think Renault are going to do without their golden boy?

    Same as they did when they were Benetton and lost Schumacher. Stumble around going nowhere until they find the next one.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:10

    I'd say the Mac is a better option than Frank's best for a couple of years at least

    I'm talking of Nico H, not Nico R. :D

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:10

    On your plan of the grid, there aren't really any top-flight drivers hanging around waiting for the seats though, they need at least one decent driver surely? Rubens? :P

    He'll stay at Brawn I think. I can't believe I forgot the Brawns *slaps own hand*. Unless he retires. I'd like to add that Rubens is only slightly older than me.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:10

    Williams would be stupid to let go of Hulkenberg to a new team.

    They would put him on a manageent contract so they had an option on him each year.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:11

    He'll stay at Brawn I think. I can't believe I forgot the Brawns *slaps own hand*. Unless he retires. I'd like to add that Rubens is only slightly older than me.

    That Brawn seat is an option for Kubica. If he doesn't get it, it'll end up with Rubens or Bruno Senna.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:11

    They would put him on a manageent contract so they had an option on him each year.

    Do you think Williams will take him up on it next season?

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:11

    True, but he's not Alonso, either, who's always looking for the best seat available. I just don't see Kimi driving in F1 with any other team now.

    If he leaves Ferrari before the end of his contract he has something to prove. Before his move to Ferrari was known about a lot of people said they could never see him leaving McLaren.

  • Edgar22/08/2009 at 02:12

    p.s. does anyone know where to find full free george lopez (comedian) episodes if so please tell me and thank you Steven Roy for saying that Schumi wasn't going to drive

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:12

    Grosjean will find his way, but he'll find it hard to steer a team

    He is nowhere near good enough to ever lead the team

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:12

    I'm talking of Nico H, not Nico R. :D

    Oh, then I'd agree :)

    Though they should bite Kubica's leg off if it didn't harm his driving

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 02:13

    If he leaves Ferrari before the end of his contract he has something to prove. Before his move to Ferrari was known about a lot of people said they could never see him leaving McLaren.

    I'm sure I've heard Kimi say he'll leave F1 when he leaves Ferrari.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:13

    On your plan of the grid, there aren't really any top-flight drivers hanging around waiting for the seats though, they need at least one decent driver surely? Rubens? :P

    The only people on the grid who could take over a car designed round Alonso's odd driving style are Massa and Kubica as they are the only other extreme understeer drivers.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:13

    Hi Edgar.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:14

    He'll stay at Brawn I think. I can't believe I forgot the Brawns *slaps own hand*. Unless he retires. I'd like to add that Rubens is only slightly older than me.

    Though this may be his swansong

    [same age as me too]

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:14

    If he leaves Ferrari before the end of his contract he has something to prove. Before his move to Ferrari was known about a lot of people said they could never see him leaving McLaren.

    I saw him leaving McLaren, TBH. He couldn't win a title with them. He's now won one with Ferrari.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:14

    Gene is the obvious choice as he has current racing and winning experience. I will never know why they chose Badoer.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:14

    They would put him on a manageent contract so they had an option on him each year.

    They don't handle those too well do they?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:15

    p.s. does anyone know where to find full free george lopez (comedian) episodes if so please tell me and thank you Steven Roy for saying that Schumi wasn't going to drive

    Google is [probably] your friend

    Welcome, Edgar, by the way

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:15

    That Brawn seat is an option for Kubica. If he doesn't get it, it'll end up with Rubens or Bruno Senna.

    I don't see Kubica fitting in at Brawn

  • Edgar22/08/2009 at 02:16

    so basically kimi has no other contract options other than WRC

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:16

    I'm sure I've heard Kimi say he'll leave F1 when he leaves Ferrari.

    I also heard Max say he'd retire ages ago

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:16

    Do you think Williams will take him up on it next season?

    Who knows. Hülkenberg looks to be a bit special and with a year's experience for F1 if he delivers has to be in with a serious chance of a Williams seat.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:17

    Gene is the obvious choice as he has current racing and winning experience. I will never know why they chose Badoer.

    They owe him something - horse head related?

    Just saying

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:17

    Ok how about Kubica and Lewis? That's my outside bet.

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 02:18

    I also heard Max say he'd retire ages ago

    Hah. To be fair, I don't think that's really the same now is it.... I know you should never say never and if he fancies it elsewhere he'll go for it but I can't see him improving his chances of a championship by moving and surely that must be the goal

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:18

    I'm sure I've heard Kimi say he'll leave F1 when he leaves Ferrari.

    He says things like that and always has. He is just setting out a negotiating position. He always says his current contract could well be his last. It's all bull to get the price up. He is a bit of a modern Gerhard Berger.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:18

    Ok how about Kubica and Lewis? That's my outside bet.

    I seriously doubt it. Possible, but unlikely.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:18

    Ok how about Kubica and Lewis? That's my outside bet.

    I'd also like that

    Driving styles? Not sure of the BMW's tendancies

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:19

    so basically kimi has no other contract options other than WRC

    If he is leaving Ferrari a lot of teams will be interested. Toyota are prepared to write any size cheque to get a star driver in the car.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:20

    If he is leaving Ferrari a lot of teams will be interested. Toyota are prepared to write any size cheque to get a star driver in the car.

    C'mon. Who could stay awake then?

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:20

    Ok how about Kubica and Lewis? That's my outside bet.

    Polar opposite driving styles. Getting a car set up to suit both would be near impossible. McLaren somehow managed it with Alonso but I doubt they could do it again.

  • Dan Brunell22/08/2009 at 02:21

    So the grid next year looks like this:

    Ferrari:

    Alonso

    Massa

    McLaren:

    Lewis

    ???

    Brawn

    Jenson

    ???

    Red Bull

    Mark Webber

    Seb Vettel

    Renault:

    Romain Grosjean?

    ???

    Toyota

    Glock

    Trulli

    Williams

    ???

    (Insert Japanese driver here)???

    USF1

    (Insert American driver here)???

    ???

    Toro Rosso

    Tim

    Buemi

    Force India

    Sutil

    ???

    Sauber, Campos, Manor... who knows.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:21

    Personally, I think Kimi is jaded by F1. I hope I'm wrong

    Plus, if Ferrari can afford to pay him off, why let a a talent like his drive for the opposition when he could turn his hand to another formula?

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:22

    C'mon. Who could stay awake then?

    I would like to see what would happen if Toyota put an aggressive driver in their car.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:23

    ???

    Where's your commitment? ;)

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:24

    Plus, if Ferrari can afford to pay him off, why let a a talent like his drive for the opposition when he could turn his hand to another formula?

    If he wants to keep racing and Ferrari want rid of him he has them over a barrel. Either they give him a car or let him drive for someone else. Why would he sign a contract not to race for a year when they are contractually obliged to pay him next year anyway.

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:24

    So the grid next year looks like this:

    I like your style, but whos this ??? fellow? I like the sound of him.

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 02:24

    You're missing Rosberg who's presumably at either McLaren or still in his Williams seat.

    Do you think Kovalainen will get a seat? Is he a better bet than a rookie?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:24

    I would like to see what would happen if Toyota put an aggressive driver in their car.

    I would like to see Toyota give a damn about Motosport since Celicas

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:24

    ???

    RG wouldn't have ???? He would be naming test drivers, engineers, catering personnel

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:25

    If he wants to keep racing and Ferrari want rid of him he has them over a barrel. Either they give him a car or let him drive for someone else. Why would he sign a contract not to race for a year when they are contractually obliged to pay him next year anyway.

    Pay him to drive a rally car?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:25

    Do you think Kovalainen will get a seat? Is he a better bet than a rookie?

    Not a good one

    [sorry Amy]

    Will we still have to say that next year when he's at Force india?

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:26

    Do you think Kovalainen will get a seat? Is he a better bet than a rookie?

    He must be appealing to midfield and new teams as he has experience of a top team.

  • Dan Brunell22/08/2009 at 02:26

    Personally, I think Kimi is jaded by F1. I hope I'm wrong

    Kimi needs to get the eye of the tiger back.

    So the grid next year looks like this:

    I should of added so far. Sorry, I did it from memory of who has contracts next year. I think the Alonso thing has been done for a long, long time.

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:27

    Will we still have to say that next year when he's at Force india?

    Depends if he goes backwards, which is pretty hard in a Force India right now.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:27

    Kimi needs to get the eye of the tiger back.

    He ever had it? :)

    Though am lovin' the montage imagery (with a fat mansell)

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 02:27

    Will we still have to say that next year when he's at Force india?

    Back at Renault perhaps? ;)

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:27

    He must be appealing to midfield and new teams as he has experience of a top team.

    Indeed. But with people like Kubica on the market, and most of the open seats in midfield, I don't see Heikki on the top of most teams' lists.

    #sorryamy

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:27

    Back at Renault perhaps? ;)

    Only if they don't get Kubica, I think.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:28

    Depends if he goes backwards, which is pretty hard in a Force India right now.

    They'll have a few more stragglers behind them making VJ look like Puff Daddy [shudders]

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:28

    I would like to see Toyota give a damn about Motosport since Celicas

    Signing a star driver puts everything else in the company under pressure because there is no doubt about the driver. Their management system will have to perform or change. I can see them hiring a top driver and doing what Renault and Ferrari did to Prost. Sacking him because he refused to accept their failures and pushed them so hard they cracked. It was easier for them to fire the only guy with a clue about winning the championship than to fix the problems.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:29

    Pay him to drive a rally car?

    Marlboro has the bucks

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:29

    You're missing Rosberg who's presumably at either McLaren or still in his Williams seat.

    They'll have a few more stragglers behind them making VJ look like Puff Daddy [shudders]

    I think you'll find it's P Diddy these days. :D

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:29

    Pay him to drive a rally car?

    Only if that is his choice. If he says he wants to drive F1 they have to give him a car or pay up

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:30

    Only if that is his choice. If he says he wants to drive F1 they have to give him a car or pay up

    I suspect he'll want it. If not, Ferrari will pay up.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:30

    Marlboro has the bucks

    VERY good point.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:30

    I think you'll find it's P Diddy these days. :D

    He'll always be Sean in my eyes. Just Sean

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:31

    I think you'll find it's P Diddy these days. :D

    Apparently he has dropped the P now and is just Diddy

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:32

    Marlboro has the bucks

    Why would Marlboro pay to get rid of Raikkonen so that Santander get Alonso in the seat. That doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:32

    He'll always be Sean in my eyes. Just Sean

    Sean from the block. Borrowin' other dudes' tunes.

    Apparently he has dropped the P now and is just Diddy

    And he's on tour with Ken Dodd during the summer season with his "Diddy Men".

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:32

    Pay him to drive a rally car?

    Only if that is his choice. If he says he wants to drive F1 they have to give him a car or pay up

    I command you to pay me to drink Cristal for 365 days, whilst attempting to balance on a yacht.... in a gorilla suit.... whilst being lapdanced!

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:33

    Why would Marlboro pay to get rid of Raikkonen so that Santander get Alonso in the seat. That doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

    Because they have as much to gain as getting Alonso in that seat. It's not like Kimi is of any PR value to them.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:33

    Why would Marlboro pay to get rid of Raikkonen so that Santander get Alonso in the seat. That doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

    Who said Santander own the whole shebang?

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:34

    Why would Marlboro pay to get rid of Raikkonen so that Santander get Alonso in the seat. That doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

    Ahh, maybe there's a clue in Santander. A new sponsor for Ferrari. Right colour, right Driver.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:34

    Sean from the block. Borrowin' other dudes' tunes.

    'Borrowing' like "someone borrowed my wallet in the shopping centre last week"?

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:35

    Because they have as much to gain as getting Alonso in that seat. It's not like Kimi is of any PR value to them.

    Santander stands to gain but Marlboro don't.

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:35

    'Borrowing' like "someone borrowed my wallet in the shopping centre last week"?

    Abso-filppin'-lutely :D

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:35

    *flippin. Still thinking about Felipe

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:36

    Who said Santander own the whole shebang?

    Santander according to the rumours are backing Alonso. Alonso can't get in unless Kimi can be persuaded to move out. So Santander are the interested party.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:36

    Santander stands to gain but Marlboro don't.

    If Marlboro DO own the ad space then there may be a clause that determines Santanders's fee

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:37

    If Marlboro DO own the ad space then there may be a clause that determines Santanders's fee

    On an Alonso signature, that is

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:38

    If Marlboro DO own the ad space then there may be a clause that determines Santanders's fee

    In that case Santander still pay. They may pay indirectly but if they don't put the money in the pot Marlboro are not going to take it out.

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:39

    On an Alonso signature, that is

    This is very reminiscent of a certain German driver who joined an Italian team at the same time as Shell did.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:41

    Those on the doohickey right now [those that aren't, please switch]

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    See those names at the bottom of the screen?

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    .Yes, you should be looking now

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    It's your fault that I will miss FP3 and probably live quali - and not not some chilean bloke with a shiraz handbook

    That is all. Thank you

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:42

    I forgot to say :D

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 02:43

    It's your fault that I will miss FP3 and probably live quali

    Well..... I was working away before you all coaxed me on here under the pretext of giving me advice :P

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:43

    Well..... I was working away before you all coaxed me on here under the pretext of giving me advice :P

    We gave you valuable life lessons ;)|

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:43

    Those on the doohickey right now [those that aren't, please switch]

    ..Yes, you should be looking now

    .It's your fault that I will miss FP3 and probably live quali - and not not some chilean bloke with a shiraz handbook

    Yeah, but will you miss much? Apart from people on a Beach?

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:44

    Those on the doohickey right now [those that aren't, please switch

    Depends how long your doohicky has been open

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:44

    Yeah, but will you miss much? Apart from people on a Beach?

    It was the beach personages I was concerned about!

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:44

    Well..... I was working away before you all coaxed me on here under the pretext of giving me advice :P

    At least we helped

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:45

    Depends how long your doohicky has been open

    Sorry

    []Insert - hit more, for the newcommers]

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:45

    Well..... I was working away before you all coaxed me on here under the pretext of giving me advice :P

    We did. It might have been bad advice, but it was still, advice. :)

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:45

    Yeah, but will you miss much? Apart from people on a Beach?

    The dockyard industrial estate. Nothing says F1 like a dockyard industrial estate.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:46

    Well..... I was working away before you all coaxed me on here under the pretext of giving me advice :P

    Now, if it was blinds you needed to put up...

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:46

    []Insert - hit more, for the newcommers]

    Mine has been open for hours. There are lots of people at the bottom who went to bed ridiculously early

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 02:47

    We did. It might have been bad advice, but it was still, advice. :)

    I think the best advice I could have right now is to stop putting it off, sit myself down and get it done!

    That said, I'm way to sleepy for coherent thoughts right now....

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:47

    Now, if it was blinds you needed to put up...

    How is the sporting injury you sustained to your knuckles now?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:47

    What happened to Journeyer?

    Did he fall asleep catching up with Valencia 'highlights'?

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:47

    The dockyard industrial estate. Nothing says F1 like a dockyard industrial estate.

    There's a McFly concert no more than 2 miles from my house on Sunday, should I go instead?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:47

    Mine has been open for hours. There are lots of people at the bottom who went to bed ridiculously early

    I remember when I could leave it open for days. All this was fields...

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:48

    There's a McFly concert no more than 2 miles from my house on Sunday, should I go instead?

    You should go somewhere

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:48

    I think the best advice I could have right now is to stop putting it off, sit myself down and get it done!

    Go to bed and don't think about it. It will magically be OK in the morning. Sleep does incredible things to the brain

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:48

    Did he fall asleep catching up with Valencia 'highlights'?

    He probably has half his keyboard tatooed on his face

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:49

    I think the best advice I could have right now is to stop putting it off, sit myself down and get it done!

    Go to bed and don't think about it. It will magically be OK in the morning. Sleep does incredible things to the brain

    I think Steven and I said that hours ago :lol:

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:49

    Go to bed and don't think about it. It will magically be OK in the morning. Sleep does incredible things to the brain

    Yes. You'll be able to process things much clearer on a good night's sleep.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:49

    I think Steven and I said that hours ago :lol:

    We couldn't both be wrong

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:49

    Did he fall asleep catching up with Valencia 'highlights'?

    He probably has half his keyboard tatooed on his face

    Big F1 accident on Journeyer's face

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:50

    What happened to Journeyer?

    I'm still here. :D Fiddling with my speakers while watching a documentary on Napoleon on the History Channel.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:50

    I think Steven and I said that hours ago :lol:

    We couldn't both be wrong

    It's be like crossing the streams

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:50

    You should go somewhere

    It's a bit Devil and Deep Blue Sea. Rubbish music or Rubbish Racing.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:50

    Big F1 accident on Journeyer's face

    That joke turns up more often than who's on first.

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 02:50

    It's not due for about 6 weeks. It's just I can see us having a very similar conversation at this kind of time in the morning 6 weeks from now. I'm not naturally organised!

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:51

    That joke turns up more often than who's on first.

    F2's on 2nd?

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:51

    I'm still here. :D Fiddling with my speakers while watching a documentary on Napoleon on the History Channel.

    I'd save that for Sunday afternoon!

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:51

    I'm still here. :D Fiddling with my speakers while watching a documentary on Napoleon on the History Channel.

    Jean Todt has barely etired and they are making documentaries about him already.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:51

    It's a bit Devil and Deep Blue Sea. Rubbish music or Rubbish Racing.

    If the main courses aren't great go for the best side dish or pudding.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:52

    It's a bit Devil and Deep Blue Sea. Rubbish music or Rubbish Racing.

    I'd choose oblivion via alcohol and headphones

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:52

    Jean Todt has barely retired and they are making documentaries about him already.

    The real Napoleon was forced out, but he made a comeback - only to lose at Waterloo.

    What will be Todt's Waterloo?

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:52

    It's not due for about 6 weeks. It's just I can see us having a very similar conversation at this kind of time in the morning 6 weeks from now. I'm not naturally organised!

    We specialise in stuff like this but normally with Lou

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:52

    That joke turns up more often than who's on first.

    I thought said F1 accident is unmentionable?

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:52

    What will be Todt's Waterloo?

    Hopefully Ari is Wellington

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:52

    Jean Todt has barely etired and they are making documentaries about him already.

    There's a whole heap of those jokes coming

    Bill & Ted's ...

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:53

    I'd choose oblivion via alcohol and headphones

    Must switch the webcam off.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:53

    I thought said F1 accident is unmentionable?

    It is

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:53

    Bill & Ted's ...

    If only Napoleon had tennis racqquets and baseball bats history could have been so different

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:54

    Must switch the webcam off.

    You mean on. Most important to live stream at this time of day.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:54

    I thought said F1 accident is unmentionable?

    The ROFLCopter brought it back to visit the kids during the summer holidays

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:54

    Must switch the webcam off.

    Permanently

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:55

    The ROFLCopter brought it back to visit the kids during the summer holidays

    That is banned.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:55

    That is banned.

    The copter's banned too?

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 02:55

    Permanently

    *gets cutters out*

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:56

    That is banned.

    ROFLCopters for Justice on top of Parliament tomorrow. In Jean Todt outfits

    Too. Many. Streams.

    Mr C would EXPLODE!

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:56

    I stopped following the baseball earlier because I had so many tabs open my computer was dying. Yankees were 6-1 up at Fenway after the 2 inning. Just checked and it is now 20-7 in the top of the ninth. Looks like I chose the wrong day not to watch.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 02:57

    The copter's banned too?

    It has been banned for ages.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:57

    The copter's banned too?

    Laughter powered flying vehicle [or some such]

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 02:58

    Laughter powered flying vehicle [or some such]

    Oh, yeah! Now I remember! Stupid memory loss. :P

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 02:58

    I stopped following the baseball earlier because I had so many tabs open my computer was dying.

    Get a ...

    Ah whatever :)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:03

    So, here's my dilemma

    I've been invited to Sweden, I can go cheaply only after Ocober arrives

    It will be freezing b*ll*ck cold in November

    The invitees are hot 18 year olds. I'm nowhere no where near 18

    I should go in the summer, yes?

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 03:04

    I should go in the summer, yes?

    Go in winter when you have been invited. It will be great.

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 03:05

    Go in winter when you have been invited. It will be great.

    I think it's an open invite but flights are cheaper in winter, yes?

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 03:05

    So, here's my dilemma

    I've been invited to Sweden, I can go cheaply only after Ocober arrives

    It will be freezing b*ll*ck cold in November

    The invitees are hot 18 year olds. I'm nowhere no where near 18

    I should go in the summer, yes?

    This some kind of test?

    Go in october. Why not.

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 03:06

    This some kind of test?

    Go in october. Why not.

    Sorry, after October.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:06

    Go in winter when you have been invited. It will be great.

    -25 C

    That's colder than Scoltland during the last Ice Age. There has been no promise of saunas

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 03:06

    This some kind of test?

    Go in october. Why not.

    Gotta be October. :D

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 03:07

    I think it's an open invite but flights are cheaper in winter, yes?

    Bassano is in the industry and gets deals on flights regularly

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:07

    I think it's an open invite but flights are cheaper in winter, yes?

    I work for an airline, my mate will travel for free with me only after October [I have a cousin's wedding in Greece before then]

    It will be bloody expensive regardless, when we arrive

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 03:08

    That's colder than Scoltland during the last Ice Age. There has been no promise of saunas

    Saunas are assumed. It is nothing special to them. What chance is there of 18 year olds inviting you again? The worst that can happen is you end up in a bar drinking.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:09

    If I go there in November, it would be lime kitting up for skiing for the first time

    Did I say how hot they were?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:09

    *like, not lime

    that keeps happening tonight

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 03:09

    Steven - game FINALLY ends 20-11 Yankees. 4-hour game...

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 03:10

    Did I say how hot they were?

    You expect them to sit about till summer waiting for you?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:10

    Saunas are assumed. It is nothing special to them. What chance is there of 18 year olds inviting you again? The worst that can happen is you end up in a bar drinking.

    You have a very good point

    I do want to see the Northern lights and it may be something like 18 hour nights by that time :)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:11

    You expect them to sit about till summer waiting for you?

    I'm very close to calling you Yoda

    These are not the Swedes you are looking for ;)

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 03:11

    Steven - game FINALLY ends 20-11 Yankees. 4-hour game...

    I was watching the graphical feed and getting worried. I would have sent Rivera in to shut them down before they had scored 4 runs in the ninth

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 03:11

    I do want to see the Northern lights and it may be something like 18 hour nights by that time :)

    Night time is always the best time, just not for spelling or typing, amazed if spelling is correct in this post.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 03:12

    I was watching the graphical feed and getting worried. I would have sent Rivera in to shut them down before they had scored 4 runs in the ninth

    nah, it wouldn't have been worth it until it was, say, 20-15. they made the right decision, i think.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 03:13

    I do want to see the Northern lights and it may be something like 18 hour nights by that time :)

    The beginning of November is 8 weeks from the shortest day which means in Scotland it gets dark two hours later than that and light two hours earlier. In Sweden depending how far north you are should be about two hours more daylight than mid-December

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 03:13

    I am at the point where if I was out I'd be saying how inebriated I was, and everyone else would be wanting to go to the next nightclub.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:13

    If I go there in November, it would be lime kitting up for skiing for the first time

    Guess I should hunt for ski wear as well as a wedding suit tomorrow

    That's assuming I ever get up, that is. Always been my problem

    Damn lack of 24hr shops

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 03:14

    I'm very close to calling you Yoda

    Opportunities you should take.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:15

    The beginning of November is 8 weeks from the shortest day which means in Scotland it gets dark two hours later than that and light two hours earlier. In Sweden depending how far north you are should be about two hours more daylight than mid-December

    Malmö, is very far South

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 03:15

    That's assuming I ever get up, that is. Always been my problem

    Damn lack of 24hr shops

    That's what the internet is for. Impuls purchases when you have had too much wine.

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 03:16

    Malmö, is very far South

    It's the same as here so you should have about 13/14 hours darkness

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:17

    That's what the internet is for. Impuls purchases when you have had too much wine.

    I still believe the best man when he said my cousin's suit was silver.

    [Cousin said shiny grey]

    Never, ever buy clothes whilst intoxicated. Or do the hoovering (Gwyneth)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:18

    It's the same as here so you should have about 13/14 hours darkness

    Only more alcohol

    [yes, I've been to Scotland]

    {My Irish roots insisted upon it}

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 03:19

    Never, ever buy clothes whilst intoxicated. Or do the hoovering (Gwyneth)

    Buying clothes while hoovering? Interesting concept

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 03:19

    Never, ever buy clothes whilst intoxicated. Or do the hoovering (Gwyneth)

    Dancing too, don't do that whilst pi.... inebriated. Then ask a loved one to video it.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:19

    Buying clothes while hoovering? Interesting concept

    Not a fan of 'Absolutely'?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:20

    Dancing too, don't do that whilst pi.... inebriated. Then ask a loved one to video it.

    Dancing yes, recording it No, never. Really, never ever

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 03:20

    Not a fan of 'Absolutely'?

    I don't remember that being in it.

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 03:20

    Not a fan of 'Absolutely'?

    Ooh, vaguely remember that. Stonybridge?

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 03:21

    Dancing yes, recording it No, never. Really, never ever

    Ok, just got to go delete something, won't be long.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:22

    Can I just say

    BAD o er

    not

    Bad-DO'ER

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 03:22

    I am going to crack first and go to bed. The insane part of my brain wants to drag me out of my bed on a Saturday morning to watch F1 cars in an industrial estate. That's like playing golf in a windmill.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:22

    Ooh, vaguely remember that. Stonybridge?

    The place with the Stoney Bridge

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 03:22

    Ooh, vaguely remember that. Stonybridge?

    Visit Stoneybridge

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 03:23

    I am going to crack first and go to bed. The insane part of my brain wants to drag me out of my bed on a Saturday morning to watch F1 cars in an industrial estate. That's like playing golf in a windmill.

    I LOVE minigolf! :D

    Night, Steven. ;)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:23

    I am going to crack first and go to bed. The insane part of my brain wants to drag me out of my bed on a Saturday morning to watch F1 cars in an industrial estate. That's like playing golf in a windmill.

    Lightweight

    Cheers Steven, catchya tomorrow... sometime

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 03:23

    Night all.

    Alison stop thinking about it.

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 03:23

    I might be a little drunk occifer, but I bet I'll be awake for the Qualifying. (famous last words)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:24

    I am going to crack first and go to bed. The insane part of my brain wants to drag me out of my bed on a Saturday morning...

    That's always been my problem, thinking about tomorrow

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 03:24

    Night Sir Steven.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:25

    I might be a little drunk occifer, but I bet I'll be awake for the Qualifying. (famous last words)

    I've on;y had a couple of ales

    [would need to stay up all night to make it]

    (But will do that anyway sometime between now and monday's start time of 06:00)

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 03:28

    I'd like to say, if there's ever a Sidepodcast Xmas party, I would be the drunkest, and the one most likely to embarrass oneself.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:30

    I'd like to say, if there's ever a Sidepodcast Xmas party, I would be the drunkest, and the one most likely to embarrass oneself.

    When you say drunk...

    Do you mean, has consumed the most or would appear the most?

    You need to be at the next SidepodMeet-up, I need a shots partner at the bar, I think Nick may join us if he escapes the tramps of Waterloo

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 03:33

    Do you mean, has consumed the most or would appear the most?

    Probably both.

    You need to be at the next SidepodMeet-up, I need a shots partner at the bar, I think Nick may join us if he escapes the tramps of Waterloo

    Whoah, Shots? Pfff. *hic* Yeah!

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:34

    I'd like to say, if there's ever a Sidepodcast Xmas party, I would be the drunkest, and the one most likely to embarrass oneself.

    There's one next Thuraday, it's prbably Christmas somewhere in the world

    Waterloo, 7ish

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:35

    Myself, Giggles & Nick

    No drills required

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 03:35

    No drills required

    But plenty of yammering!

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:36

    But plenty of yammering!

    No doubt

    I may consider looking at the leave book for next Friday

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:42

    Startledbunny - Are you near this end of the world?

    South East England, I mean

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 03:44

    Startledbunny - Are you near this end of the world?

    No, more West Yorkshire.

    Think Shannon Matthews. "That" kind of area.

    Too far away. :(

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:48

    No, more West Yorkshire.

    Think Shannon Matthews. "That" kind of area.

    Too far away. :(

    Christmas it is then ;)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 03:53

    Should have a Northern Meet-Up though.

    RG, yourself, Steven Roy could come down

  • startledbunny22/08/2009 at 03:59

    Ha ha yes, get our caps out and grumble about those Southern types etc. Whilst we drink our cheaper beer.

    I'm planning to be south in September for a day, could make it a night too. Nothing firm though.

    Must go now though.

    Hope you make it for Final Quali tomorrow. Even though it will be an anti-climax probably.

    Night!

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 04:00

    See ya Mr Bunny

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 04:51

    Someone's up early

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 07:57

    Looks all dark and cloudy here. Bet it's brilliant sunshine in Valencia.

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 07:59

    Looks all dark and cloudy here. Bet it's brilliant sunshine in Valencia.

    It is overcast and cold here and I just read a story in the news about a women killed by a tree in the wind yesterday. Now I am even more pleased the KFC trip resulted in no loss of life (other than the tasty, tasty chickens)

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 08:00

    It is overcast and cold here and I just read a story in the news about a women killed by a tree in the wind yesterday. Now I am even more pleased the KFC trip resulted in no loss of life (other than the tasty, tasty chickens)

    Gosh! That is some serious wind. I hate the wind.

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 08:02

    Gosh! That is some serious wind. I hate the wind.

    Wind ruins everything. There is nothing worse than a sunny day that you know would be lovely and warm if it wasn't for the FREEZING cold wind.

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:19

    Morning everyone...

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:19

    It is overcast and cold here and I just read a story in the news about a women killed by a tree in the wind yesterday. Now I am even more pleased the KFC trip resulted in no loss of life (other than the tasty, tasty chickens)

    Boxed Chicken

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 08:20

    Morning everyone...

    Morning.

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:21

    How are we all this morning?

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 08:21

    Boxed Chicken

    for the next few days I might have to live solely off fruit salad because I went a little overboard when I made it (and theres no grapes in it because I ate every single last one of them)

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:21

    How are we all this morning?

    I'm doing some work... Not work work, but creative work

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 08:23

    I'm doing some work... Not work work, but creative work

    and where is the livestream of this work?

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 08:24

    How are we all this morning?

    I have a kind of toothache which is annoying. Also, I washed my hair this morning, forgot it was short, and used too much shampoo. Lots of bubbles.

    Other than that, all is good! :)

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:24

    and where is the livestream of this work?

    It wouldn't be very exciting... I am just sitting with headphones on clicking.

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 08:25

    It wouldn't be very exciting... I am just sitting with headphones on clicking.

    you really overestimate how much excitement we need to find livestreaming interesting.

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:25

    I have a kind of toothache which is annoying. Also, I washed my hair this morning, forgot it was short, and used too much shampoo. Lots of bubbles.

    Which kind of toothache? Sorry to hear that.

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:26

    Also, I washed my hair this morning, forgot it was short, and used too much shampoo. Lots of bubbles.

    I do that all the time... Or rather whenever I have my haircut. The variation in shampoo requirement is huge.

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:28

    you really overestimate how much excitement we need to find livestreaming interesting.

    Heh! Presumably you aren't in bed yet... So where's the Amy doing Alex's accent live stream :)

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 08:28

    Which kind of toothache? Sorry to hear that.

    It's not really toothache. It's a wisdom tooth thing, where it grows the tiniest bit which irritates the gum and it all gets a little painful. It will be fine in a day or so.

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 08:29

    Heh! Presumably you aren't in bed yet... So where's the Amy doing Alex's accent live stream :)

    um....over there *points and hides*

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:30

    It's not really toothache. It's a wisdom tooth thing, where it grows the tiniest bit which irritates the gum and it all gets a little painful. It will be fine in a day or so.

    Ah rumbling I think it's called!

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 08:30

    Ah rumbling I think it's called!

    Ooh, I had no idea it had a name. Interesting.

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:32

    Ooh, I had no idea it had a name. Interesting.

    Well now I have no idea... I just typed into google and the first result that came back was a blog I subscribe to... So maybe this is just a circular reference.

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 08:33

    Morning all :D

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 08:33

    Well now I have no idea... I just typed into google and the first result that came back was a blog I subscribe to... So maybe this is just a circular reference.

    Perhaps we shall call it that anyway.

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:34

    Perhaps we shall call it that anyway.

    Yes!

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 08:35

    Morning all :D

    Morning Jon, how's it going?

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 08:36

    Morning Jon, how's it going?

    Well I've only just woken up, so still in a bit of a dase! but good thanks. Yourself?

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:37

    How long have we got until the practice session? Is it 10?

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 08:37

    How long have we got until the practice session? Is it 10?

    the thread already up :)

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 08:37

    How long have we got until the practice session? Is it 10?

    Yup. The thread is up this time. I checked.

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:38

    How long have we got until the practice session? Is it 10?

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/08/19/europe-schedule/#more-11091

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 08:40

    hmm what else is on TV tonight.

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 08:42

    hmm what else is on TV tonight.

    absolutely nothing. Damn. Stuck with Valencia.

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:43

    Well in case any of you are as mad as Amy...

    ...I am about to make the most boring live broadcast... In the world

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:43

    or rather I am currently making...

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 08:44

    or rather I am currently making...

    hoorayyy!

    the only person madder than me is the person who wrote the synopsis for qualifying tonight on my TV Guide, they call it "One of the most awaited Grand Prix events in years"

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:45

    hoorayyy!

    the only person madder than me is the person who wrote the synopsis for qualifying tonight on my TV Guide, they call it "One of the most awaited Grand Prix events in years"

    Maybe he wrote it before a certain somebody had a certain injury?

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 08:45

    Giggles looks angry!

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 08:45

    Good bed hair Mr A ;)

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 08:46

    Maybe he wrote it before a certain somebody had a certain injury?

    ah but it continues on: "Aussie Mark Webber continues to chase down Jenson Button, while Ferrari calls up their test driver Luca Badoer to fill in for an injured Massa."

    I think that first bit is the key as to why its apparently anticipated in this country.

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:47

    Giggles looks angry!

    Concentrating not angry!

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:47

    Good bed hair Mr A ;)

    Thanks :)

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 08:47

    Much better ;)

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:47

    ah but it continues on: "Aussie Mark Webber continues to chase down Jenson Button, while Ferrari calls up their test driver Luca Badoer to fill in for an injured Massa."

    I think that first bit is the key as to why its apparently anticipated in this country.

    Hunter / Hunted etc

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 08:49

    Concentrating not angry!

    you look like my Sims when they write novels ;)

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:49

    you look like my Sims when they write novels ;)

    Note: I am not one of your sims! ;)

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 08:51

    Note: I am not one of your sims! ;)

    Good because they're probably all dead, I haven't played in months :D

    In other news, Fleetwood Mac's one and only NZ tour date was announced today so the Australian announcement can't be far away. Rumours (see what I did there) have dates for Melbourne aa December 1 + 2. I'm so there.

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:53

    So out of the rookies today what is going to be the finishing order in Quali do we think?

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:54

    So out of the rookies today what is going to be the finishing order in Quali do we think?

    Including Tim.

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 08:54

    So out of the rookies today what is going to be the finishing order in Quali do we think?

    I had BAD down as being the only one to make Q2 but I'd like to change that to 'all out in Q3'

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 08:54

    So out of the rookies today what is going to be the finishing order in Quali do we think?

    Buemi

    Renault man

    Badoer

    Tim

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 08:56

    ooh ooh ooh whats in the mug!

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 08:56

    BBC Sport's Andrew Benson in Valencia: "Ate in the same restaurant last night as Eddie Jordan, among whose companions were former Ferrari and McLaren F1 driver Stefan Johansson. When EJ and friends came over for a chat late on, Eddie was accosted by an enthusiastic Danish fan, who wanted his photo taken with him. EJ beckoned Johansson over, saying to the Dane: 'You'll want Stefan in it, too, I'm sure.' 'Oh, you were a racing driver, too?' said the man. Ouch.

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:57

    Buemi

    Renault man

    Badoer

    Tim

    I might go for:

    TatoHead

    Not Piquet

    Not Seb

    Not Massa

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 08:58

    I might go for:

    i think not massa will get faster in fp3, i hope so anyway

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 08:58

    I wish I had some form of mugged beverage.

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 08:59

    I wish I had some form of mugged beverage.

    I think the feed just died... Ah well...

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 10:07

    Back to life...

    Back to the daily thread...

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 10:07

    I just messaged my dad to ask if he is in Valencia.

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 10:16

    Dad replies "no, I am not Michael Schumacher"

    thank god for that.

  • Alianora La Canta22/08/2009 at 10:57

    Good because they're probably all dead, I haven't played in months :D

    Mine are in stasis because I still haven't got round to reinstalling The Sims 2 and can't until I know whether the copy needs to be on this computer or a replacement one.

  • Alianora La Canta22/08/2009 at 11:03

    My rookie prediction:

    Grosjean (Q2 unless he crashes, possibly even Q3)

    Buemi (possibly Q2, but most likely not)

    Jaime

    Badoer

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 11:04

    Grosjean (Q2 unless he crashes, possibly even Q3)

    Buemi (possibly Q2, but most likely not)

    Jaime

    Badoer

    If Badoer comes last, i am going to laugh SO hard

  • Alianora La Canta22/08/2009 at 11:09

    If Badoer comes last, i am going to laugh SO hard

    I think that's the most likely scenario though...

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 13:25

    Hello daily thread

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 13:26

    Hello daily thread

    Hello. :D

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 13:42

    while I wait for weights and for press conference to upload, I am trying to plan out my meals for the next week ahead of my grocery trip. Any suggestions of things I can cook for dinner?

  • guille230622/08/2009 at 13:43

    while I wait for weights and for press conference to upload, I am trying to plan out my meals for the next week ahead of my grocery trip. Any suggestions of things I can cook for dinner?

    do you eat heavy or light at night?

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 13:44

    do you eat heavy or light at night?

    about 50/50 each way, depends how I feel when I get home from work.

  • guille230622/08/2009 at 13:52

    about 50/50 each way, depends how I feel when I get home from work.

    a big piece of meat with potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, and red pepper, all generously seasoned with paprika and parsley (specially the meat), everything cooked slowly at a mid-temperature oven. you can also add some garlic inside the meat. that goes more to the 'heavy dinner' side... ;-)

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 13:53

    a big piece of meat with potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, and red pepper, all generously seasoned with paprika and parsley (specially the meat), everything cooked slowly at a mid-temperature oven. you can also add some garlic inside the meat. that goes more to the 'heavy dinner' side... ;-)

    sounds delicious though!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/08/2009 at 13:55
  • guille230622/08/2009 at 13:57

    sounds delicious though!

    it is, specially if the meat is tender and juicy after the cooking. better accompanied with long movie season to eat/let the food go down...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/08/2009 at 13:58

    Just got this from F1 Race Charts:

    It is with regret, that I write to inform that there has been an ongoing technical issue with the website, resulting in an inability to upload the European GP racechart.

    Unfortunately, the IT guy has been on holiday for the past 2 weeks, & despite trying to assist over the phone, it has been impossible to resolve.

    I apologize for any inconvenience, & promise that we will be up & running for Belgium.

    Regards

    Tom

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 14:00

    it is, specially if the meat is tender and juicy after the cooking. better accompanied with long movie season to eat/let the food go down...

    I am considering buying a slow-cooker as my Christmas present to myself. Nothing tastier than slow cooked meat....

    ...I'm hungry now.

  • guille230622/08/2009 at 14:00

    SCHUMACHER NECK INJURY EXPLAINED!!!

    I heart the sniff!

    :D

    I think he is only giving him a massage... ;-)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/08/2009 at 14:00

    it is, specially if the meat is tender and juicy after the cooking. better accompanied with long movie season to eat/let the food go down...

    I am considering buying a slow-cooker as my Christmas present to myself. Nothing tastier than slow cooked meat....

    ...I'm hungry now.

    Slow cookers are great for curries and casseroles too!

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 14:02

    while I wait for weights and for press conference to upload, I am trying to plan out my meals for the next week ahead of my grocery trip. Any suggestions of things I can cook for dinner?

    Fajitas?

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 14:03

    Slow cookers are great for curries and casseroles too!

    I may start living of beef stroganoff, it's a food I would marry if that was legal.

  • guille230622/08/2009 at 14:03

    I am considering buying a slow-cooker as my Christmas present to myself. Nothing tastier than slow cooked meat....

    ...I'm hungry now.

    I didn't ever knew that thing existed...

    do you use mainly electricity or natural gas for cooking?

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 14:04

    I didn't ever knew that thing existed...

    do you use mainly electricity or natural gas for cooking?

    electricity, there is no gas in my apartment :(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)22/08/2009 at 14:05

    I didn't ever knew that thing existed...

    do you use mainly electricity or natural gas for cooking?

    electricity, there is no gas in my apartment :(

    Electricity, which is ironic considering who I work for!

  • guille230622/08/2009 at 14:09

    electricity, there is no gas in my apartment :(

    bad thing :-(

    the few times I've been to France it was terrible for me to get used to cook with electricity. it's not the same, I had to change all my expectations of when to put the food, when to raise/lower the power, when to take out the food. I even managed to burn a pizza by turning off the oven and leaving it inside, as I usually do with gas to keep it warm. but the electrical oven stays at a really high temperature for a long time! :-(

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 14:10

    bad thing :-(

    the few times I've been to France it was terrible for me to get used to cook with electricity. it's not the same, I had to change all my expectations of when to put the food, when to raise/lower the power, when to take out the food. I even managed to burn a pizza by turning off the oven and leaving it inside, as I usually do with gas to keep it warm. but the electrical oven stays at a really high temperature for a long time! :-(

    my stove top is terrible too, it has two temperature - 'off' and 'boil/burn EVERYTHING'

  • guille230622/08/2009 at 14:10

    my stove top is terrible too, it has two temperature - 'off' and 'boil/burn EVERYTHING'

    :D

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 14:11

    my stove top is terrible too, it has two temperature - 'off' and 'boil/burn EVERYTHING'

    Mine has that problem too.

    I really miss having gas on the hobs. But I cant stand Gas ovens, electric all the way!

  • guille230622/08/2009 at 14:11

    Electricity, which is ironic considering who I work for!

    it helps a lot down here that gas is something like 10 or 20 times cheaper per calorie than gas...

  • guille230622/08/2009 at 14:12

    it helps a lot down here that gas is something like 10 or 20 times cheaper per calorie than electricy...

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 14:21

    bah the drop.io hates me :(

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 14:23

    bah the drop.io hates me :(

    'No-finn' on there?

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 14:26

    'No-finn' on there?

    :D

    for some reason when i try upload videos on my fast connection they get stuck around 5%. Working on the3G, but will be another 20 minutes.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 14:27

    :D

    for some reason when i try upload videos on my fast connection they get stuck around 5%. Working on the3G, but will be another 20 minutes.

    ah cool

    I have a bad video of a big railway station i did during FP3 http://www.qik.com/dubaish

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 14:32

    I have a bad video of a big railway station i did during FP3 http://www.qik.com/dubaish

    ooh its huge!

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 14:34

    ooh its huge!

    and the voice that announces which train is coming next sounds SO ANGRY

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 14:34

    ooh its huge!

    I spent 2 hours there last December at 5am when i forgot Sunday trains have a different timetable...

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 14:34

    and the voice that announces which train is coming next sounds SO ANGRY

    hehe, you should hear the MIND THE GAP lady :D

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 14:36

    hehe, you should hear the MIND THE GAP lady :D

    we don't have one of those and I am yet to hear of someone falling into the gap :D

    most of our announcements start with "good morning/afternoon/evening passengers"

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 14:36

    I will try and film something at Waterloo next time i am there, it has more platforms, but it is a terminus so it is less busy.

  • guille230622/08/2009 at 14:38

    well, I have to leave now. I'll see if I can do some ski in a semi-closed mountain with an awful weather... see you

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 14:38

    we don't have one of those and I am yet to hear of someone falling into the gap :D

    most of our announcements start with "good morning/afternoon/evening passengers"

    Hehe how polite. We get angry people telling us THE NEXT STATION IS WATERLOO THIS TRAIN TERMINATES HERE.

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 14:38

    I will try and film something at Waterloo next time i am there, it has more platforms, but it is a terminus so it is less busy.

    I kind of feel sad sometimes that I live so close to the city I can't get a train home, but then when I go somewhere that does require a train journey I remember that I hate them. There are always so many weirdos on public transport.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 14:39

    well, I have to leave now. I'll see if I can do some ski in a semi-closed mountain with an awful weather... see you

    Sounds fun! film it?

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 14:39

    well, I have to leave now. I'll see if I can do some ski in a semi-closed mountain with an awful weather... see you

    good luck!

  • RG22/08/2009 at 14:40

    I return from packing. Felt like hours.

    Hehe how polite. We get angry people telling us THE NEXT STATION IS WATERLOO THIS TRAIN TERMINATES HERE.

    Oh, tell me about it. The Metro system is soooo annoying, I don't want to hear 'The next station is... Airport' It is so inconsistant is misses out half of the stations in the announcement.

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 14:40

    Hehe how polite. We get angry people telling us THE NEXT STATION IS WATERLOO THIS TRAIN TERMINATES HERE.

    ours are more "Good morning passengers, the next train to depart from platform one will be the 8.47 to Flinders Street, stopping all stations to Flinders Street, departing in seven minutes"

    and then two minutes later you get "Good morning passengers. The 8.47 train to Flinders Street has been delayed, and will now arrive at 8.52. Connex apologises for the delay"

    and then two minutes after that you get the one telling you its cancelled. Connex = fail.

  • guille230622/08/2009 at 14:41

    Sounds fun! film it?

    lg me220 phone... I'm lucky enough to be able to take vga pictures :-(

  • guille230622/08/2009 at 14:41

    good luck!

    thanks

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 14:45

    ours are more "Good morning passengers, the next train to depart from platform one will be the 8.47 to Flinders Street, stopping all stations to Flinders Street, departing in seven minutes"

    and then two minutes later you get "Good morning passengers. The 8.47 train to Flinders Street has been delayed, and will now arrive at 8.52. Connex apologises for the delay"

    and then two minutes after that you get the one telling you its cancelled. Connex = fail.

    They have these screens here on all the platform now which tell you what time the train should be there, what time it is expected and everywhere it stops. Its very helpful, the ticket prices are less so.

    There used to be a company here called connex but they lost their franchise because they were so poor!

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 14:47

    There used to be a company here called connex but they lost their franchise because they were so poor!

    eheheh Connex have just lost the Melbourne contract for the same reason!

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 14:50

    eheheh Connex have just lost the Melbourne contract for the same reason!

    I dont think its , but the same company they were really really rubbish

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 14:50

    I dont think its , but the same company they were really really rubbish

    Fail

    I dont thin its the same company but they were....

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 14:54

    I dont thin its the same company but they were....

    ahh if you click on the Connex Group link it appears to be the same company!

    They mostly got into trouble here because every summer they end up cancelling 1/3-1/2 of services because 'its too hot for our trains to run'.

    This happens every year yet they never bothered to upgrade their stock so it could run at temperatures higher than 35 degrees which is a pretty average summer temperature around here!

    I'm not sure the new people, who are a Hong Kong company, are going to do any better though. They can only go so far with the small amount of funding the government give them.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 14:58

    Ah evil company, i have seen thoese veolia signs around though... hmmm

    The tracks here are now run by the governemnt which is good, the train companies just run their trains.

    They haven't been too bad for me, but i was stuck on a train for 2 hours about 2Km away from my house in Manchester because it broke down and they wouldn't let me jump off and walk.

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 14:58

    oh boo, press conference uploaded in such a way you can't watch it on-site.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 14:59

    oh boo, press conference uploaded in such a way you can't watch it on-site.

    Is Scott in Italy and his script around? :D

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 14:59

    oh boo, press conference uploaded in such a way you can't watch it on-site.

    ohhh I see why. Didn't encode properly. Stupid computer. *tries again*

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 15:00

    oh boo, press conference uploaded in such a way you can't watch it on-site.

    I am not sure if i should tell you the BBC have it up and geolocked or not!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8215945.stm

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 15:02

    I am not sure if i should tell you the BBC have it up and geolocked or not!

    there is always those not in the UK who missed out too :D

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 15:03

    there is always those not in the UK who missed out too :D

    hehe, i will wait for you version in an act of sidepodsolidarity

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 15:04

    hehe, i will wait for you version in an act of sidepodsolidarity

    yes, my version comes complete with ONE LIVE branding in the corner.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 15:05

    yes, my version comes complete with ONE LIVE branding in the corner.

    oooh... I haven't seen that yet!

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 15:06

    Signs of a hangover... i am looking at jobs in the congo...

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 15:08

    If Mr + Mrs C are around, which I doubt, I'd like to request the deletion of the useless file I dropped :D What a waste of 63mb :D

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 15:16

    Flav hasnt called Badoer as slow as a milepost yet....

    He clearly knows **** about F1

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 15:20

    gosh nothing interesting at all on the FIA site today. Not even a fine for BAD.

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 15:27

    Hooray! Something new on the site!

    The stewards investigated Vettel for his oil spillage

    http://fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Documents/eur09_document_27.pdf

    No penalty.

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 15:36

    Man, next year it is going to be so good to be able to go to bed right after qualy. I'd still like to keep refuelling though :D

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 15:37

    Hooray! Something new on the site!

    The stewards investigated Vettel for his oil spillage

    http://fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Documents/eur09_document_27.pdf

    No penalty.

    Got my hopes up there. they should at least have been fined. If it was McLaren i am sure they would have had a 3 race ban

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 15:44

    In an attempt to not fall asleep I am now in the lounge with my giant fruit salad. Look how much I made!

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/img00030-jpg

    I should have put something in that for scale, but that is the biggest bowl in our house and in there is half a pineapple, half a watermelon, two kiwifruit, two bananas, two punnets of strawberries, two mandarins and no grapes.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 15:46

    In an attempt to not fall asleep I am now in the lounge with my giant fruit salad. Look how much I made!

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/img00030-jpg

    I should have put something in that for scale, but that is the biggest bowl in our house and in there is half a pineapple, half a watermelon, two kiwifruit, two bananas, two punnets of strawberries, two mandarins and no grapes.

    Epic... I never buy enough fruit to make anything like that... You are allowed to find out the weights tomorrow though ;)

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 15:47

    Epic... I never buy enough fruit to make anything like that... You are allowed to find out the weights tomorrow though ;)

    never! Mr C has been pimping me on twitter, I have 11 new followers that I cannot let down!

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 15:50

    never! Mr C has been pimping me on twitter, I have 11 new followers that I cannot let down!

    Hehe, fair enough!

    Have you kept a record of what time it has appeared after all the races?

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 15:53

    Have you kept a record of what time it has appeared after all the races?

    I was just looking at the last three. Last time was really late, 3.22am. Before that, 2.21am, 1.56am, 1.03am (qualy was an hour earlier for that one though) 2.11am, 2.19am and I can't be bothered going back any further. So shouldn't be too far away, unless they're like Hungary again :(

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 15:55

    I needs to blog... I like that i have obliged myself to do it, it saves me from needing inspiration :P

  • RG22/08/2009 at 15:56

    Reading the media kit for the Valencia race.

    So far have managed to spell Malaysia wrong and think that Kubica started 10th in Monaco

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 15:58

    So far have managed to spell Malaysia wrong and think that Kubica started 10th in Monaco

    What did they call it?

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:00

    I have taken to reading Finnish F1 news. The stories are far more biased towards my interests :D

  • RG22/08/2009 at 16:01

    What did they call it?

    Something like Malasya

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:03

    I have taken to reading Finnish F1 news. The stories are far more biased towards my interests :D

    something not reported in English media. I am aware Google translate is not my friend.

    Heikki Kovalainen drives the European GP older version McLaren. It is, however, the Finnish driver's own decision.

    I would be able to take the same car parts than what Lewis had a car, but as the parts arrived here a little late, the factory has been in a couple weeks off, the plan was that Lewis may be the parts of a car on Friday and I am here today on Saturday.

    As the car balance was yesterday, however, excellent, I decided not to use these new elements, so that I would not have lost confidence in the car, which I found yesterday.

    The decision was good, because I could last until mutkaan to fight for pole position, and its loss not due to really the car parts, but the fact that I tried to drive it too low a rate of knots, Kovalainen commented.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 16:07

    Ahh trying to drive at too low a rate of knots has been many a drivers downfall!

    Hehe, good find, I hadn't heard it was a voluntary decision

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:07

    Finally! http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/press-conference-temp-1-mp4

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 16:07

    Amy, I have a Polish article with the weights. Is there anything on the FIA site?

    http://f1.sport.pl/Artykul.82+M5e3e3b372d6.0.html

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:07

    Hehe, good find, I hadn't heard it was a voluntary decision

    article also says they had a KERS problem yesterday when they were trying a new bit so today have gone back to the old one and it worked fine.

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:08

    Amy, I have a Polish article with the weights. Is there anything on the FIA site?

    nope

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 16:09

    Amy, I have a Polish article with the weights. Is there anything on the FIA site?

    Thats been out a while.

    It could be fake or they could have distributed the paper sheets with it on and the poles have a quick typer!

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:10

    It could be fake or they could have distributed the paper sheets with it on and the poles have a quick typer!

    indeed, they go around the media centre well before they go up online. The press conference transcript is up now though! http://fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Documents/eur09_conference_sat.pdf *devours more Heikki words*

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:18

    they changed their url again!

    http://fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Documents/eur09_document_30.pdf

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 16:19

    they changed their url again!

    http://fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Documents/eur09_document_30.pdf

    Does this mean I win this round? :D

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:19

    Does this mean I win this round? :D

    the polish aren't official :P

  • RG22/08/2009 at 16:19

    they changed their url again!

    http://fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Documents/eur09_document_30.pdf

    Oooh, for once it isn't Alonso who is on fumes.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 16:20

    the polish aren't official :P

    No fair! They were correct! :P

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:20

    No fair! They were correct! :P

    heheh I see 5Live tweeted them half an hour ago as well. I lose this one!

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 16:20

    Trulli is driving to the moon

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 16:21

    Andy Stobart from bridgestone just tweeted

    transverse; transverse; transverse; transverse; transverse

    :?:

  • RG22/08/2009 at 16:22

    Trulli is driving to the moon

    He has only gone and nicked Timo's bottomless fuel tank. Tut tut Jarno.

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:23

    Trulli is driving to the moon

    I am even more saddened by Heikki's mistake, to be faster with a heavier car would have been IN YO FACE LEWIS.

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 16:24

    I am even more saddened by Heikki's mistake, to be faster with a heavier car would have been IN YO FACE LEWIS.

    Better he got the bad luck out of the way now. Who knows, it might be his day tomorrow! :D

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 16:24

    transverse; transverse; transverse; transverse; transverse

    ???

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 16:25

    heheh I see 5Live tweeted them half an hour ago as well. I lose this one!

    w00t! :D

  • RG22/08/2009 at 16:25

    Better he got the bad luck out of the way now. Who knows, it might be his day tomorrow! :D

    According to my highly accurate predos, no he won't.

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:26

    Better he got the bad luck out of the way now. Who knows, it might be his day tomorrow! :D

    Lewis go BOOM :D I would also accept a Rubens win. I note this from the press conference:

    As I said before, I wish next year’s rules were already applied because I would have been on pole without the fuel…

    Q: But you’re always quick in Q2.

    RB: Well, but that’s why I want to race next year because then I will get pole.

    I hope he is around next year, just so I can see that happen :D

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:26

    According to my highly accurate predos, no he won't.

    I can't wait to see your race predictions. I heart them.

  • RG22/08/2009 at 16:27

    I can't wait to see your race predictions. I heart them.

    Can't promise Belgium btw. Darn holidays.

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:28

    Can't promise Belgium btw. Darn holidays.

    nooooo!

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 16:31

    nooooo!

    How are you going to do the weights in New Zealand?

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:32

    How are you going to do the weights in New Zealand?

    ooh. That weekend is Brazil as well so the hours will be crazy. It might be daylight by the time they come out!

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 16:33

    Toasted cheese and horseradish sandwiches are Amazing!

    Best invention of the last 24 hours if you ask me!

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 16:33

    ooh. That weekend is Brazil as well so the hours will be crazy. It might be daylight by the time they come out!

    What time is the race on? that must be a mad time difference!

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:36

    What time is the race on? that must be a mad time difference!

    3am Melbourne time which makes it 5am NZ :D I will be back here for the race though, I get back at Sunday lunchtime.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 16:39

    3am Melbourne time which makes it 5am NZ :D I will be back here for the race though, I get back at Sunday lunchtime.

    Insanity! You wont know what is going on!

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:39

    Insanity! You wont know what is going on!

    I have paid attention in the past, championship deciders do that to you :) Monday at work is always a struggle though.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 16:41

    I have paid attention in the past, championship deciders do that to you :) Monday at work is always a struggle though.

    Flight and a middle of the night F1 Race? You cant work after that!

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:42

    Flight and a middle of the night F1 Race? You cant work after that!

    ahh the flight isn't long, but I shall have a nap before I get up at 3, then try and sleep afterwards :D

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 16:47

    ahh the flight isn't long, but I shall have a nap before I get up at 3, then try and sleep afterwards :D

    Rather you than me!

  • Amy22/08/2009 at 16:47

    Rather you than me!

    and on that note, bedtime. night!

  • Journeyer22/08/2009 at 16:48

    ahh the flight isn't long, but I shall have a nap before I get up at 3, then try and sleep afterwards :D

    speaking of which, i must get some sleep - and you should too, Amy. ;)

    g'night! :D

  • Lukeh22/08/2009 at 16:49

    Hullo spcworld. :)

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 16:49

    and on that note, bedtime. night!

    Night! i see your video has uploaded to the drop complete with snazzy 1 live logo :D

  • Jackie / saltire22/08/2009 at 16:49

    Hullo spcworld. :)

    LO

  • Jackie / saltire22/08/2009 at 16:50

    Hullo spcworld. :)

    You chuffed that Rubens is fuel-adjusted pole sitter?

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 16:50

    Night Journeyer, Hello Lukeh and Jackie :D

  • Jackie / saltire22/08/2009 at 16:50

    Oh night Journeyer and Amy. Hi Nick

  • Jackie / saltire22/08/2009 at 16:51

    Nick .. have you an RSS feed for your new blog?

  • RG22/08/2009 at 16:51

    You chuffed that Rubens is fuel-adjusted pole sitter?

    He may also be chuffed he comes out well in my predos.

  • Jackie / saltire22/08/2009 at 16:51

    He may also be chuffed he comes out well in my predos.

    You doing fuel-adjusting as well RG?

  • RG22/08/2009 at 16:52

    You doing fuel-adjusting as well RG?

    Its more, gut insticnt.

  • Lukeh22/08/2009 at 16:52

    You chuffed that Rubens is fuel-adjusted pole sitter?

    I haven't seen quali yet

  • Jackie / saltire22/08/2009 at 16:54

    I haven't seen quali yet

    Oops *runs* I'm sorry

  • Lukeh22/08/2009 at 16:55

    Oops *runs* I'm sorry

    S'alright :P I'm not one to get annoyed at stuff like that. I'm liking the sound of it already though :D

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 16:55

    Qik app now has 3G support!

    No need to jailbreak anymore for Mr Giggles

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 17:01

    Looks like Amy's boy did a good job with that fuel!

  • Jackie / saltire22/08/2009 at 17:02

    Looks like Amy's boy did a good job with that fuel!

    He did, and with the 0.2 secs disadvantage with the longer chasis. Pity he lost it on the final two corners

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 17:27

    No need to jailbreak anymore for Mr Giggles

    I'll give it a test in a moment or two. But I think it's a only for upload on the 3g not the live streaming. Hard to tell really :)

  • Lady Snowcat22/08/2009 at 17:35

    Guys...

    I'd like to know how many laps each driver did in Q3... any ideas where I can find out?...

  • me22/08/2009 at 17:36

    Qik app now has 3G support!

    no way?

    i may now need an iphone. did you guys see the droppler thing i mentioned yesterday?

  • me22/08/2009 at 17:37

    I'd like to know how many laps each driver did in Q3... any ideas where I can find out?...

    laps done during q1&2:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/qually-two-final-times-png

    laps done during q3:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/qually-three-final-times-png

    a bit of maths you see you right ;)

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 17:38

    I'd like to know how many laps each driver did in Q3... any ideas where I can find out?...

    there is a screensho of the live timing screens at the end of q3 which tells you http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/qually-three-final-times-png

  • Maverick22/08/2009 at 17:39

    Yes, but you'll have to guess which P is between Q2 and Q3

    http://fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Documents/eur09_qualifying_times.pdf

    Also, any lap started after the chequered flag (the in-lap) isn't timed so you'll have to use your judgement as to whether their last lap was a flying lap or not

  • me22/08/2009 at 17:39

    so, we went outside... untethered... and it was so exciting someone's had to take to her bed :)

  • Maverick22/08/2009 at 17:40

    a bit of maths you see you right ;)

    Again, I think you need to allow for untimed in-laps after the chequered flag. Anyone think otherwise?

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 17:40

    i may now need an iphone. did you guys see the droppler thing i mentioned yesterday?

    I don't think it works like that sadly.

  • me22/08/2009 at 17:41

    Again, I think you need to allow for untimed in-laps after the chequered flag. Anyone think otherwise?

    ahh, fair enough.

  • me22/08/2009 at 17:41

    I don't think it works like that sadly.

    has it changed today? they haven't tweeted or blogged anything?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 17:42

    Inside F1 up next on BBC News

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 17:45

    i may now need an iphone. did you guys see the droppler thing i mentioned yesterday?

    Saw that, but we've talked about here before. You told me it wasn't any good. There's another alternative that loads to drop.io but think it's only for images

  • me22/08/2009 at 17:47

    Saw that, but we've talked about here before. You told me it wasn't any good. There's another alternative that loads to drop.io but think it's only for images

    i did, that's true. and now i'm telling you they updated it so that it is good :)

    in the past spc drop was to big and it couldn't cope. seems much better now. this one is only for images too sadly.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 17:49

    Inside F1 up next on BBC News

    They just showed the indoor motorhomes

  • me22/08/2009 at 17:50

    They just showed the indoor motorhomes

    from last year?

    is it only, or just on real telly?

  • me22/08/2009 at 17:50

    is it only, or just on real telly?

    *online

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 17:50

    is it only, or just on real telly?

    on now jake and ej.

    they interviewed webber in front of brawn motorhome under the roof

  • me22/08/2009 at 17:51

    they interviewed webber in front of brawn motorhome under the roof

    there is no roof?

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 17:51

    *online

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7459669.stm

  • me22/08/2009 at 17:51
  • Nick22/08/2009 at 17:52

    there is no roof?

    I think the motorhomes are backed up agaisnt the building which has an open front. It all looked a bit strange

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 17:52

    in the past spc drop was to big and it couldn't cope. seems much better now. this one is only for images too sadly.

    As much as I think the drop.io boys should be supported, PixelPipe supports pics and vids to drop.io, Flickr, YouTube and more. Haven't used it yet but it is free

  • me22/08/2009 at 17:53

    As much as I think the drop.io boys should be supported, PixelPipe supports pics and vids to drop.io, Flickr, YouTube and more. Haven't used it yet but it is free

    ooh, not heard of that. will have a look.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 17:53

    Badoer still looks like he belongs in Dire Straits

  • me22/08/2009 at 17:54

    Badoer still looks like he belongs in Dire Straits

    they're paying him money for nothing?

  • RG22/08/2009 at 17:55

    Just a thought, dunno if it has been mentioned.

    With Williams trying to get out of the Toyota deal, that means no obligation to keep Nakajima right? So that opens up a (another?) seat there, so the possibility of Hulkenberg joining?

  • me22/08/2009 at 17:55

    With Williams trying to get out of the Toyota deal, that means no obligation to keep Nakajima right? So that opens up a (another?) seat there, so the possibility of Hulkenberg joining?

    two free seats if rosberg also bails?

  • RG22/08/2009 at 17:56

    two free seats if rosberg also bails?

    Thats why I said another in brackets

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 17:56
  • me22/08/2009 at 17:56

    Thats why I said another in brackets

    ah-ha. i figured hulk would take nico's chair alongside kaz.

    what's happened on the engine front?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 17:57

    they're paying him money for nothing?

    :)

    They're paying him?

  • RG22/08/2009 at 17:57

    what's happened on the engine front?

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/77897

  • me22/08/2009 at 17:57

    They're paying him?

    they've paid him a fortune to be a test driver. presumably he's as bad a tester as he is a racer.

  • me22/08/2009 at 17:58

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/77897

    we only went outside for 4 hours!

    ;)

  • Maverick22/08/2009 at 17:59

    they've paid him a fortune to be a test driver. presumably he's as bad a tester as he is a racer.

    Perhaps he's a really good test driver - and that's all Ferrari are doing with his car?

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 18:00

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/77897

    we only went outside for 4 hours!

    ;)

    Cosworth? They talk about financials a lot in there?

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:00

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/77897

    i like toyota's attitude in that situation too. respect.

  • RG22/08/2009 at 18:00

    we only went outside for 4 hours!

    Oh, the world is coming to an end or something as well.

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:01

    Cosworth? They talk about financials a lot in there?

    i don't think frank believes in cossy. however, if it means he can afford to lose kaz, it might be tempting.

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:01

    Oh, the world is coming to an end or something as well.

    :D

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 18:03

    I mentioned williams going to cosworth as i was witting my blog this afternoon with regards to KERS and KAZ. spooky.

  • Rich22/08/2009 at 18:03

    With Williams trying to get out of the Toyota deal, that means no obligation to keep Nakajima right? So that opens up a (another?) seat there, so the possibility of Hulkenberg joining?

    two free seats if rosberg also bails?

    It would be funny if they took both of BMW's drivers. I suspect Nico will stay on at Williams and who know next year they could be on a winning form.

  • RG22/08/2009 at 18:03

    It would be funny if they took both of BMW's drivers. I suspect Nico will stay on at Williams and who know next year they could be on a winning form.

    Nick's already been at Williams hasn't he? How was relations then?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 18:04

    Alex, can you bring my sunnies with you on Thursday please

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 18:04

    I have downloaded droppler (I did after you mentioned it the other day). But I can't see what it gives me over what I have now?

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 18:04

    Alex, can you bring my sunnies with you on Thursday please

    Ah yeah that'll work!

  • Rich22/08/2009 at 18:10

    Nick's already been at Williams hasn't he? How was relations then?

    Frank has admitted they did not treat him very well. I genuinely think that Nick is on the shopping list if Nico left. Nick gave them their last Pole position.

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:13

    I have downloaded droppler (I did after you mentioned it the other day). But I can't see what it gives me over what I have now?

    you can upload pics and view them, without sending via email. so it works like the webpage.

    i only have an itouch, but it looks like the update we were waiting for, no?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 18:15

    i only have an itouch, but it looks like the update we were waiting for, no?

    Does it require admin priviliges?

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:16

    Does it require admin priviliges?

    doesn't appear so.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 18:17

    By the way, iPod Touch refresh next month is strongly rumoured to have a camera

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:18

    By the way, iPod Touch refresh next month is strongly rumoured to have a camera

    that's what i'm waiting for.

    no new itouch = iphone for me (begrudgingly).

    camera itouch = probably hold off on the iphone.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 18:20

    no new itouch = iphone for me (begrudgingly).

    camera itouch = probably hold off on the iphone.

    Plus, should be up to 64GB

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:20

    Plus, should be up to 64GB

    did not know that.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 18:23

    Possible event date, Sep 9th with new iTunes version with Facebook support (oh why?)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 18:23

    did not know that.

    Capacity is usually double that of the highest iPhone with two RAM chips

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:24

    Possible event date, Sep 9th with new iTunes version with Facebook support (oh why?)

    FB support?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 18:25

    FB support?

    Yeah, I don't know really

    Can't say I care but there's screenshots around on TUAW & MacRumors

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 18:26

    Baby panas on BBC news24

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:27

    Baby panas on BBC news24

    hehe. she's sleeping (thankfully).

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 18:28

    hehe. she's sleeping (thankfully).

    It was Panda-monium! there were loads of them

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:28

    fyi, grandprixdiary now on twitter: http://twitter.com/GrandPrixDiary

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:29

    It was Panda-monium! there were loads of them

    oh my.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 18:37

    Jackie asked me a question about where my RSS feed was on my blog... does anyone know where wordpress hides it?

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 18:38

    Jackie asked me a question about where my RSS feed was on my blog... does anyone know where wordpress hides it?

    Put /feed at the end of your blog url

  • Lukeh22/08/2009 at 18:38

    Jackie asked me a question about where my RSS feed was on my blog... does anyone know where wordpress hides it?

    Are you on firefox? You can access it in the adress bar with the little orange square thing

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 18:39

    Put /feed at the end of your blog url

    Ah cheers, weird they dont have a button for it!

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 18:39

    Are you on firefox? You can access it in the adress bar with the little orange square thing

    Ahem, awesome bar ;)

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 18:39

    Are you on firefox? You can access it in the adress bar with the little orange square thing

    Firefox? Its not 2003 ya know ;)

  • Lukeh22/08/2009 at 18:39

    Ahem, awesome bar ;)

    Oops, how dare I forget the awesomeness

    :P

  • Lukeh22/08/2009 at 18:40

    Firefox? Its not 2003 ya know ;)

    Fine!! I'll sit here in 2003 with my [insert references to 2003 events I can't think of right now]!!

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:42

    Put /feed at the end of your blog url

    and comments feed is /comments/feed/

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 18:45

    Inside Grand Prix on Motors TV

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 18:45

    Fine!! I'll sit here in 2003 with my [insert references to 2003 events I can't think of right now]!!

    *ahem*

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 18:46

    Hymie at the Red Bull training camp

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:46

    Inside Grand Prix on Motors TV

    holiday 2009?

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:47

    *ahem*

    "International Year of Freshwater."

    wha?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 18:47

    Fine!! I'll sit here in 2003 with my [insert references to 2003 events I can't think of right now]!!

    *ahem*

    :lol: at "International Year of Freshwater."

  • Jackie / saltire22/08/2009 at 18:47

    and comments feed is /comments/feed/

    Ah thank you .. have added to reader

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 18:48

    Eyedrops going down your throat are horrible

  • Lukeh22/08/2009 at 18:48

    "International Year of Freshwater."

    wha?

    We seems we can now make up years. I therefore declare 2009 "International Year of My Pizza Should Be Here Soon"

  • Lukeh22/08/2009 at 18:48

    It seems, even. Perhaps it should be the year of sentence fail.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 18:48

    Ah thank you .. have added to reader

    Thanks for pointing it out, i have added it to the about page :D

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 18:48

    "International Year of Freshwater."

    wha?

    2009 is teh international year of natural fibre...

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 18:48

    We seems we can now make up years. I therefore declare 2009 "International Year of My Pizza Should Be Here Soon"

    :D

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 18:49

    It seems, even. Perhaps it should be the year of sentence fail.

    say it in a west accent and its fine :D

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 18:50

    Does this mean i posted a link using the link button and it didnt kill SPC??

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 18:51

    Didn't realise The Factory was still on. Tonight at 22:30, British Eurosport

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:51

    Does this mean i posted a link using the link button and it didnt kill SPC??

    fact :)

  • RG22/08/2009 at 18:51

    We seems we can now make up years. I therefore declare 2009 "International Year of My Pizza Should Be Here Soon"

    With the global economic crisis or whatever, we should sponsor each year instead.

    'Welcome to 2009, sponsored by McDonalds*'

    *Other Fast Food Chains available

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:51

    With the global economic crisis or whatever, we should sponsor each year instead.

    isn't that over already?

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 18:52

    fact :)

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey

  • Lukeh22/08/2009 at 18:52

    I'm watching Vicar of Dibley and Dawn French just referred to Letitia as Mrs C.

    Mind = blown

  • RG22/08/2009 at 18:52

    isn't that over already?

    I don't keep up with the news, unless its local, im weird like that.

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:53

    I don't keep up with the news, unless its local, im weird like that.

    me neither. seems like it's been going on a long time though.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 18:53

    isn't that over already?

    I wish

    Payrise would be nice this decade

  • me22/08/2009 at 18:57

    Payrise would be nice this decade

    you'd only spend it on alikihol ;)

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 18:57

    ahaha, there someone on facebook who took a "i can guess your age" quiz...

    Guess what the question it asked was?.....

    "When were you born?"

    EPIC fail

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 18:59

    you'd only spend it on alikihol ;)

    :lol:

    Or Sodepod International Meet-ups

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 19:00

    I'm awake!

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 19:00

    I'm awake!

    she lives!

  • RG22/08/2009 at 19:01

    I'm awake!

    Bonjour

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 19:01

    I'm awake!

    Are you on Amy-time now? ;)

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 19:02

    she lives!

    Coulda slept longer but I know you were all missing me.

  • Lukeh22/08/2009 at 19:02

    I'm awake!

    Dawn French mentions Mrs C and you suddenly reappear?

    I am suspicious.

    :P

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 19:02

    Coulda slept longer but I know you were all missing me.

    How true

  • RG22/08/2009 at 19:02

    Coulda slept longer but I know you were all missing me.

    I was?.....oh I mean, of course we were.

  • Joe in Fla22/08/2009 at 19:05

    Hello all.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 19:05

    Hello Joe

  • me22/08/2009 at 19:06

    Hello all.

    *waves*

  • Joe in Fla22/08/2009 at 19:07

    Not even half way through my second 24hr shift, losing my mind....Oh, Mr. C! And a good day to you Sir!

  • RG22/08/2009 at 19:07

    Hello all.

    Salut.

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 19:08

    Hello all.

    Hi Joe.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 19:08

    Not even half way through my second 24hr shift, losing my mind....Oh, Mr. C! And a good day to you Sir!

    Eeek!

  • Joe in Fla22/08/2009 at 19:09

    Hi Joe.

    Though I am looking forward to the live commenting for Franck's 2009 debut in Indycar

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 19:10

    Though I am looking forward to the live commenting for Franck's 2009 debut in Indycar

    Oh yeah

    Is there quali today?

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 19:11

    I'm awake!

    You missed panda's!

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 19:11

    Not even half way through my second 24hr shift, losing my mind....Oh, Mr. C! And a good day to you Sir!

    Are you allowed to sleep and watch f1?

  • Joe in Fla22/08/2009 at 19:12

    Is there quali today?

    Yes, I think around 1830 East coast. The most recent FP session saw Franck 8th fastest.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 19:12

    Is there quali today?

    Yup: http://www.indycar.com/schedule/pdf/2009_infineon_schedule.pdf

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 19:13

    You missed panda's!

    Where?

  • Joe in Fla22/08/2009 at 19:13

    Are you allowed to sleep and watch f1?

    Yes, I'll be getting off at 0800 tommorrow, right when the lights go off for the race. I'll have to ignore the race till later in the day because I have to help my brother move. The only race I'll see live tommorrow will likely be IRL

  • Rich22/08/2009 at 19:14

    It was good to see Macca at the front, but I wonder why they were running so light. With some cars more than 700 kg can we assume they are one stopping?

  • RG22/08/2009 at 19:15

    Yes, I think around 1830 East coast. The most recent FP session saw Franck 8th fastest.

    Ooooh, Mario was 10th.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 19:15

    Was this mentioned today?

    Toyota unlikely to retain Trulli

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 19:15

    Where?

    They were on BBC news. they had tiny ones which are about a month old , then a shot with about 12 of them in it, followed by more up tress

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 19:17

    They were on BBC news. they had tiny ones which are about a month old , then a shot with about 12 of them in it, followed by more up tress

    And was the item that they are coming to this country and I can have one?

  • Joe in Fla22/08/2009 at 19:18

    And was the item that they are coming to this country and I can have one?

    If not, we'll kidnap one for you.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 19:18

    And was the item that they are coming to this country and I can have one?

    Sorry. Just that they were a month old and a chance to show lots of pandas :P

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 19:19

    Sorry. Just that they were a month old and a chance to show lots of pandas :P

    Ah well, that's acceptable too, I suppose :)

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 19:26

    I dont think its , but the same company they were really really rubbish

    It is the same Connex. I used to have to endure their uselessness on a daily basis until they lost their franchise. It was taken over by the government and run as South Eastern trains, which was a massive improvement. Then the government insisted on re-franchising to another private company.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 19:30

    It is the same Connex. I used to have to endure their uselessness on a daily basis until they lost their franchise. It was taken over by the government and run as South Eastern trains, which was a massive improvement. Then the government insisted on re-franchising to another private company.

    I remember when our line here was run by the government, i think it was called network south east. We waited for 20 mins to get a train, and then some old man came walking down the platform saying they arent running that train today, when we asked why he said, its just how the company worked :(

    That is my earliest memory of going on a train, its surprising i ever got on another!

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 19:34

    I remember when our line here was run by the government, i think it was called network south east. We waited for 20 mins to get a train, and then some old man came walking down the platform saying they arent running that train today, when we asked why he said, its just how the company worked :(

    That's fairly normal regardless of the ownership of the service. My favourite thing was when they had to reboot the train, literally turning it off and back on again.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 19:35

    That is my earliest memory of going on a train, its surprising i ever got on another!

    You don't seem to have too much joy with trains ;)

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 19:37

    You don't seem to have too much joy with trains ;)

    We certainly have an interesting relationship!

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 19:46

    Things you don't expect to hear as Mr C blogs: "Diaphragm has a g in it??"

    :)

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 19:49

    Things you don't expect to hear as Mr C blogs: "Diaphragm has a g in it??"

    ''The mind boggles as to what he is blogging :D

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 19:52

    Jake wants people to tweet him ideas for his JakeBlog

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 19:56

    Jake wants people to tweet him ideas for his JakeBlog

    Get Legard out! :)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 19:56

    ''The mind boggles as to what he is blogging :D

    Let's not go there

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 20:04

    Get Legard out! :)

    That would be quite an interesting blog entry!

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 20:19

    Am back :) we have people over but i have escaped! how are we all?

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 20:20

    I think I have a sunburnt nose. This is terrible. I don't get sunburn.

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 20:20

    Am back :) we have people over but i have escaped! how are we all?

    Good. How did you escape? Dig a tunnel? Scale the wall?

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 20:21

    Good. How did you escape? Dig a tunnel? Scale the wall?

    Door? I'm in 'the cave' at the moment (we actually call it that!)

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 20:22

    Door? I'm in 'the cave' at the moment (we actually call it that!)

    Oh. Door is not quite as exciting as I'd hoped :)

  • RG22/08/2009 at 20:22

    Door? I'm in 'the cave' at the moment (we actually call it that!)

    Thats anti-climatic. Wheres the motorbike over the house?

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 20:22

    I think I have a sunburnt nose. This is terrible. I don't get sunburn.

    Outside will do that to you. we keep telling you it's not safe.....

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 20:22

    Oh. Door is not quite as exciting as I'd hoped :)

    4 doors?

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 20:22

    Must share this.

    http://failblog.org/2009/08/22/driving-fail-5/

    It should really be called Epic Driving fail.

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 20:23

    Thats anti-climatic. Wheres the motorbike over the house?

    umm.....in your imagination?

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 20:23

    It should really be called Epic Driving fail.

    wow.

  • Lukeh22/08/2009 at 20:24

    It should really be called Epic Driving fail.

    Hah!

  • RG22/08/2009 at 20:28

    Another Luca Badoer hate, I mean a love post?

    http://checkpoint10.blogspot.com/2009/08/luca-is-not-that-slow.html

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 20:28

    It should really be called Epic Driving fail.

    The facebook one is pretty funny too, I won't link to it though.

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 20:28

    Does anyone know (roughly) how long it would take to swim 200 metres?

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 20:29

    8 mins if you are medium paced

  • RG22/08/2009 at 20:29

    Does anyone know (roughly) how long it would take to swim 200 metres?

    I'm thinking about my time, 160 second-ish.

    Unsure about your speed

  • RG22/08/2009 at 20:29

    I'm thinking about my time, 160 second-ish.

    Sorry, I'm waaaaaaay off here.

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 20:29

    Sorry, I'm waaaaaaay off here.

    Thats like 3 minutes?

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 20:30

    Does anyone know (roughly) how long it would take to swim 200 metres?

    Freestyle Record is 1'42" (according to Wikipedia)

  • Lukeh22/08/2009 at 20:31

    Ahahaha I just saw the automatic doors fail on that fail blog website :D:D:D

    Brilliant!! Poor guy... *giggles evily*

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 20:31

    Freestyle Record is 1'42" (according to Wikipedia)

    mmmm....im not that good....

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 20:32

    Interesting, if a bit link-heavy, post from the F1 Mole Andrew Benson that nicely rounds up all the KERS goings on.

    "But when it came to the vote on Kers not all the hands went up. You might expect the one not to agree would have been McLaren - they, after all, are the ones who appear to have most to gain. But instead it was Williams, who have their own system under development, although they are not close to being able to race it yet. (Force India abstained, for the record)."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/andrewbenson/2009/08/costs_and_politics_to_decide_t.html

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 20:33

    Interesting, if a bit link-heavy, post from the F1 Mole Andrew Benson that nicely rounds up all the KERS goings on.

    I did not put the del tag on enough of that sentence, so from now on he will have to be called the Andrew Benson.

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 20:34

    I did not put the del tag on enough of that sentence, so from now on he will have to be called the Andrew Benson.

    Who?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 20:39

    Who?

    BBC F1 writer

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 20:45

    BBC F1 writer

    I know. I was being facetious.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 20:46

    I know. I was being facetious.

    Sorry :)

    Am a bit slow today

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 20:48

    How's the contact with Mr Saward these days?

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 20:48

    Andy have you passed the 'treacle stage' with your little nipper yet? ;)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 20:49

    Andy have you passed the 'treacle stage' with your little nipper yet? ;)

    Is that a name search. Thing? :)

  • Rich22/08/2009 at 20:49

    Interesting, if a bit link-heavy, post from the F1 Mole Andrew Benson that nicely rounds up all the KERS goings on.

    "But when it came to the vote on Kers not all the hands went up. You might expect the one not to agree would have been McLaren - they, after all, are the ones who appear to have most to gain. But instead it was Williams, who have their own system under development, although they are not close to being able to race it yet. (Force India abstained, for the record)."

    More interesting than the KERS is that Williams did not approve larger brakes - this suggests that they are very serious in their quest to use KERS next which obviously has a role in the braking and transfer of the energy.

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 20:50

    Is that a name search. Thing? :)

    nooo

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 20:50

    Is that a name search. Thing? :)

    oops, that full stop wasn't meant in the middle of hat sentence.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 20:52

    I think cognitive fatigue and iPhone typing do not mix well

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 20:52

    How's the contact with Mr Saward these days?

    There is contact. Timing is tricky, though.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 20:53

    There is contact. Timing is tricky, though.

    OK, good luck then

  • RG22/08/2009 at 20:56

    May I make a complaint, yes thats right, a complaint.

    Whenever I type your number, the TRACK bit at the end always confuggles me, and I keep assuring myself its the wrong number because of it, so maybe use the digits a bit more.

    Point 2, maybe advertise it a bit more, tis a killer to find.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 20:57

    More interesting than the KERS is that Williams did not approve larger brakes - this suggests that they are very serious in their quest to use KERS next which obviously has a role in the braking and transfer of the energy.

    I kinda want KERS to stay next year. Though it needs to have more energy, especially with the increased weight of fuel

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 20:58

    Whenever I type your number, the TRACK bit at the end always confuggles me, and I keep assuring myself its the wrong number because of it, so maybe use the digits a bit more.

    Both excellent points.

    1. We do that already. Very rarely say TRACK these days.

    2. It's part of the redesign that is coming soon slowly.

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 20:59

    Andy have you passed the 'treacle stage' with your little nipper yet? ;)

    Oh yes, we're on to mustard now.

  • RG22/08/2009 at 20:59

    Both excellent points.

    Can I confirm it is 01212887225 yes?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 20:59

    Whenever I type your number, the TRACK bit at the end always confuggles me, and I keep assuring myself its the wrong number because of it, so maybe use the digits a bit more.

    But hhat makes it easier to remember. Is there not a 'contact us' is bit on the home page?

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 21:00

    Oh yes, we're on to mustard now.

    mmm mmm mmmmm, lovely

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 21:00

    Can I confirm it is 01212887225 yes?

    Yup.

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 21:00

    2. It's part of the redesign that is coming soon slowly.

    Hehe.

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 21:00

    Can I confirm it is 01212887225 yes?

    Ja

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 21:00

    But hhat makes it easier to remember. Is there not a 'contact us' is bit on the home page?

    Nothing obvious on the current one, no.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 21:00

    Andy have you passed the 'treacle stage' with your little nipper yet? ;)

    Oh yes, we're on to mustard now.

    Well, I'm confused

  • RG22/08/2009 at 21:01

    Nothing obvious on the current one, no.

    By the way, if you get like three minutes of nothing, its the psp's fault.

  • Lukeh22/08/2009 at 21:01

    Phew, I shouldnt have played the wii after eating a pizza

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 21:01

    Well, I'm confused

    Without going into too much detail...

    When a baby is born there is a short period when the parents (especially if they are first time parents) may want to take their baby back....

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 21:01

    Well, I'm confused

    We're talking about emissons.

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 21:02

    When a baby is born there is a short period when the parents (especially if they are first time parents) may want to take their baby back....

    This is true, although I wouldn't call18 years a short period.

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 21:02

    We're talking about emissons.

    If you kid has an exhaust then you have issues...

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 21:02

    Without going into too much detail...

    I got it

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 21:02

    This is true, although I wouldn't call18 years a short period.

    :D

  • RG22/08/2009 at 21:05

    RG, proving that the PSP is just as good as one of those iPhonethingies.

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 21:06

    #TheFifthDriver: http://twitpic.com/ewb5w - Ever seen a Formula 1 engine go through a second-storey window?!?!?

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 21:10

    RG, proving that the PSP is just as good as one of those iPhonethingies.

    Except the games are cheaper on an iPhone :p

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 21:10

    Fifth Driver just called Kovi "the heikster"

    .....

  • RG22/08/2009 at 21:11

    Except the games are cheaper on an iPhone :p

    The games are better though ;)

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 21:13

    The games are better though ;)

    You mean like Frenzic and Peggle?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 21:13

    The games are better though ;)

    How's your non-wifi reception? ;)

  • RG22/08/2009 at 21:13

    You mean like Frenzic and Peggle?

    Never heard of them?

  • Lukeh22/08/2009 at 21:13

    Aww, theres a sweet message I should pass on really. Lou just told me that she really missed having live commentd whilst watching the qualifying on holiday today :P

  • RG22/08/2009 at 21:14

    How's your non-wifi reception? ;)

    I'll tell you in October.

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 21:15

    Never heard of them?

    Seriously? You're missing out.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 21:16

    I'll tell you in October.

    Is the mew one getting 3G?

  • Lukeh22/08/2009 at 21:16

    http://twitpic.com/ewcji

    Ohhh mmyy goood lewis to ferrari

    ;)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 21:17

    Never heard of them?

    Peggle is great, it's playable online

  • Lukeh22/08/2009 at 21:17

    Never heard of them?

    Don't do it. Peggle is just too addictive for human consumption!

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 21:18

    http://twitpic.com/ewcji

    Ohhh mmyy goood lewis to ferrari

    ;)

    He he, not for a long time I'd say

  • RG22/08/2009 at 21:19

    Is the mew one getting 3G?

    built in wi-fi.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 21:20

    built in wi-fi.

    I thought it had wifi

    How are you making calls?

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 21:20

    Here's a few more.

    http://osxreality.com/2008/10/01/16-reasons-why-the-iphone-and-ipod-touch-are-better-than-a-sony-psp/

    Also - Secret of Monkey Island, Super Monkey Ball to name but 2

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 21:21

    Also - Secret of Monkey Island, Super Monkey Ball to name but 2

    Pocket God is fab

  • Lukeh22/08/2009 at 21:21

    Also - Secret of Monkey Island, Super Monkey Ball to name but 2

    Secret of Monkey Island

    This is why I support iphone/ipod touch games

    ;)

  • RG22/08/2009 at 21:21

    How are you making calls?

    Skype. You can connect to a wireless internet thinggummy

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 21:21

    built in wi-fi.

    Bassano wanted to know how you'd get online without any wi-fi.

  • RG22/08/2009 at 21:23

    Here's a few more.

    Most of them will be wiped out with the PSP Go

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 21:23

    http://osxreality.com/2008/10/01/16-reasons-why-the-iphone-and-ipod-touch-are-better-than-a-sony-psp/

    Thats way out of date, PSP didnt even have PS store games back then let alone the new micro games

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 21:26

    Most of them will be wiped out with the PSP Go

    Which comes out in October? You know there's an Apple special event scheduled for the week of the 7th September don't you?

  • Jeremy22/08/2009 at 21:27

    Which comes out in October? You know there's an Apple special event scheduled for the week of the 7th September don't you?

    9th?? (hello all)

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 21:27

    Which comes out in October? You know there's an Apple special event scheduled for the week of the 7th September don't you?

    Ooh games console?

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 21:28

    9th?? (hello all)

    Yes. It's the day after the current student iPod offer ends as well.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 21:28

    9th?? (hello all)

    09/09/09

    Hey Jeremy

  • RG22/08/2009 at 21:28

    Which comes out in October? You know there's an Apple special event scheduled for the week of the 7th September don't you?

    No, I didn't.

    I'll be honest, I have the PSP to play games on. Its better to play games on a PSP. Any additional features I find is a nice bonus.

  • Jeremy22/08/2009 at 21:29

    09/09/09

    My lucky number is nine!

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 21:29

    Ooh games console?

    iPod Refresh and probably public announcement/launch of new OS Snow Leopard

  • Jeremy22/08/2009 at 21:30

    My lucky number is nine!

    But it will be the tenth here by then :(

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 21:30

    The Factory has just begun on Eurosport

  • RG22/08/2009 at 21:34

    Right anyway, gonna go now, hopefully you got my voicemail for the Parade Lap Mr and Mrs C. Enjoy Valencia and see you from the otherside.

    Lotsa love.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 21:35

    iPod Refresh and probably public announcement/launch of new OS Snow Leopard

    Bore-ring

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 21:35

    Lotsa love.

    Night Mr RG!!!

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 21:38

    Right anyway, gonna go now, hopefully you got my voicemail for the Parade Lap Mr and Mrs C. Enjoy Valencia and see you from the otherside.

    See ya roland!

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 21:40

    The call him The Heikster?

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 21:43

    The Factory has just begun on Eurosport

    Apparently you arent allowed surnames at Williams?

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 21:45

    Laser ride height measurement via telemetry. Fancy that

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 21:47

    Laser ride height measurement via telemetry. Fancy that

    Not exactly a new thing, was used for active suspension.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 21:47

    Laser ride height measurement via telemetry. Fancy that

    F1 appears complicated. Kaz picks the wrong gear and bam everyone knows.

    Rob must look at BAD's data and just *facepalm*

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 21:48

    Rob must look at BAD's data and just *facepalm*

    Aye

    Definitely :)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 21:48

    Not exactly a new thing, was used for active suspension.

    I guess so, just never thought of it

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 21:50

    Rob must look at BAD's data and just *facepalm*

    James Allen reckons it was LDM who put Badoer in the seat, not Domenicalli

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 21:51

    James Allen reckons it was LDM who put Badoer in the seat, not Domenicalli

    Stefano probably didn't want the blame :)

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 22:00

    Evening all. Sorry I pegged it off so quickly after quali without any warning! My cousin and her three young children arrived. I had to run and greet them before they smashed anything.....

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 22:01

    Hey Alison

  • me22/08/2009 at 22:06

    Hey Alison

    remember what steven said...

    hey alison ;)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 22:07

    remember what steven said...

    :)

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 22:07

    remember what steven said...

    Errrrm.... no? Was it mean? :(

  • me22/08/2009 at 22:08

    Errrrm.... no? Was it mean? :(

    haha. no, not at all.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 22:09

    Errrrm.... no? Was it mean? :(

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 22:10

    Errrrm.... no? Was it mean? :(

    My text disappeared

    Steven was saying how much of a bad influence by keeping us up till the wee hours

  • me22/08/2009 at 22:13

    Steven was saying how much of a bad influence by keeping us up till the wee hours

    sounds like i missed out on a party. i'm never sleeping again.

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 22:15

    sounds like i missed out on a party. i'm never sleeping again.

    I'm sure Christine'll be thrilled about that....

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:15

    I'm sure Christine'll be thrilled about that....

    Makes no odds to me :)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 22:15

    sounds like i missed out on a party. i'm never sleeping again.

    That'd be Amy's fault

  • me22/08/2009 at 22:20

    That'd be Amy's fault

    btw, steven went away during qualifying... never to return.

    i fear the outside has got him.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 22:20
  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:22
  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 22:22

    i fear the outside has got him.

    We really do need to put a stop to his 'outside' business

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:22

    The camerawork is terrible!!

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 22:22

    Which one's Franck? :)

    The French one

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 22:23

    Which one's Franck? :)

    something fire systems i think. havent seen him yet

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 22:23

    The camerawork is terrible!!

    Its a free webcast though, not tv coverage!

  • Alison22/08/2009 at 22:24

    We really do need to put a stop to his 'outside' business

    I fear it's contagious :(

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:24

    The French one

    :D

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 22:24

    They dont do the timing on the start finish line?

    Madness

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 22:26

    Whats that on the front of his car? is it a gun?

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:26

    Have found live timing too.

    http://scoring.indycar.com/flash/

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 22:26

    Frank is 10th I have no idea how far behind he isas it is based on average speed which seems silly

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:26

    Have found live timing too.

    Should say thanks to @FuriousWedge on Twitter. Got all the knowledge.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 22:26

    Have found live timing too.

    This helps! A lot!

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 22:28

    http://scoring.indycar.com/flash/

    I like this, you can move the columns around ;)

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:29

    Franck 9th now.

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:31

    Franck's better than Danica. Na na na na na nah.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 22:32

    Franck 9th now.

    8th!

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 22:32

    I fancy a bath

    Just saying

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 22:34

    Franck's better than Danica. Na na na na na nah.

    So what you are saying is your favourite driver is better than a girl?

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:34

    I fancy a bath

    Interesting.

    Are you going to have one?

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:35

    So what you are saying is your favourite driver is better than a girl?

    Yes.

    And he should have her seat.

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:35

    Franck didn't get through to the final round. Boo. Still better than Danica though. Yay.

  • Andy Taylor22/08/2009 at 22:35

    Are you going to have one?

    More to the point, will you be live commenting from the bath?

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:36

    It's not just pole, it's a Peak Performance Pole Award.

  • me22/08/2009 at 22:36

    IRL has a happy place?

    #irlhappyplace

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 22:38

    It's not just pole, it's a Peak Performance Pole Award.

    "It's not just Q3, its the Bridgestone Fast 6, it's not just pole, its a peak performance pole award. This isn't just racing, this is IRL"

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:38

    It's not just pole, it's a Peak Performance Pole Award.

    And let's not forget that it's the Firestone Fast Six going for it.

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:38

    "It's not just Q3, its the Bridgestone Fast 6, it's not just pole, its a peak performance pole award. This isn't just racing, this is IRL"

    :D

  • Joe in Fla22/08/2009 at 22:39

    Just finished dinner and catching up with Indycar qualiy. They seem to have a shootout, but I still don't understand it. Trying to figure out how Frank has done

  • me22/08/2009 at 22:39

    "It's not just Q3, its the Bridgestone Fast 6, it's not just pole, its a peak performance pole award. This isn't just racing, this is IRL"

    :P:P

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:39

    Just finished dinner and catching up with Indycar qualiy. They seem to have a shootout, but I still don't understand it. Trying to figure out how Frank has done

    Franck starts 8th.

    It seems like F1 shootout qualifying. Top six go through to go for pole.

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 22:40

    "It cant be underscored the importance of brakes"

    this is leggard country

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:40

    this is leggard country

    He said: "Drivers don't just forget to drive overnight."

    Mr C said: "Badoer did."

    Harsh.

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 22:40

    this is leggard country

    "You're going to need them [brakes] or you're going to be slow!"

    REALLY!?!

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 22:40

    Are you going to have one?

    More to the point, will you be live commenting from the bath?

    Yes, it's running now

    No, I'll be busy reading & soaking

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 22:41

    this is leggard country

    He said: "Drivers don't just forget to drive overnight."

    Mr C said: "Badoer did."

    Harsh.

    Nah, he took 11 years to forget

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:41

    Nah, he took 11 years to forget

    That's what I said :)

  • Joe in Fla22/08/2009 at 22:41

    Franck starts 8th.

    Good. Looking forward to live commenting tommorrow

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 22:41

    We should have a contest tomorrow for what lap will BAD be lapped on?

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 22:42

    We should have a contest tomorrow for what lap will BAD be lapped on?

    Lap 1?

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 22:42

    Evening all!

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 22:42

    Lap 1?

    :P Harsh!

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 22:42

    Hey Alex

  • Joe in Fla22/08/2009 at 22:42

    We should have a contest tomorrow for what lap will BAD be lapped on?

    that's not fair, what if he's getting held up?

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 22:43

    They just did a mega fast zoom out. I think that needs to be paired with a megablastic swoosh

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 22:43

    #Bottleboatupdate

    It's done! (pretty much) hopefully it's gonna be sailing this week

    looks like this....but it has bottles in, and netting on the hulls....

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/29-jpg-2

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:43

    Evening all!

    Hello! You missed some Franckage.

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 22:43

    that's not fair, what if he's getting held up?

    Him getting that seat was already daylight robbery.

    Oh, you mean...

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 22:44

    Hello! You missed some Franckage.

    Oh no!

    Who was I supposed to be following again? It was somebody convoluted.

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:44

    "A sticker set of blacks... a scuff set of reds."

    Can anyone translate?

    :)

  • me22/08/2009 at 22:44

    Him getting that seat was already daylight robbery.

    Oh, you mean...

    :

  • me22/08/2009 at 22:44

    Him getting that seat was already daylight robbery.

    Oh, you mean...

    :

    :D

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 22:44

    "A sticker set of blacks... a scuff set of reds."

    a new set of hard tyres, a used set of soft tyres

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 22:45

    One of the tracks has a hill start (which one is that?) I believe, and I don't want to be mean that if Badoer started on that track he would stall and roll backwards.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 22:45

    that's not fair, what if he's getting held up?

    The prosecution submits Exhibit A

    The prosecution Rests

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:46

    One of the tracks has a hill start (which one is that?) I believe, and I don't want to be mean that if Badoer started on that track he would stall and roll backwards.

    Is it Spa?

  • me22/08/2009 at 22:46

    One of the tracks has a hill start (which one is that?) I believe, and I don't want to be mean that if Badoer started on that track he would stall and roll backwards.

    will he exit his garage in the right direction?

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 22:46

    Is it Spa?

    It might well be.

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 22:46

    will he exit his garage in the right direction?

    :)

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 22:46

    One of the tracks has a hill start (which one is that?) I believe, and I don't want to be mean that if Badoer started on that track he would stall and roll backwards.

    It's Brazil....

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:47

    a new set of hard tyres, a used set of soft tyres

    Perfect. Ta :)

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 22:47

    btw, steven went away during qualifying... never to return.

    i fear the outside has got him.

    I am back. The outside had stopped leaking. I was confused.

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 22:47

    Perfect. Ta :)

    the red stripe on the sidewall is the same as the white stripe

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 22:49

    Franck starts 8th.

    Makes Badoer look utterly useless

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 22:49

    Makes Badoer look utterly useless

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/badoer-s-the-scream-jpg

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 22:50

    Makes Badoer look utterly useless

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/badoer-s-the-scream-jpg

    Little did we know yesterday how appropriate that would be

  • Alianora La Canta22/08/2009 at 22:50

    “But when it came to the vote on Kers not all the hands went up. You might expect the one not to agree would have been McLaren – they, after all, are the ones who appear to have most to gain. But instead it was Williams, who have their own system under development, although they are not close to being able to race it yet. (Force India abstained, for the record).” {Comment #701}

    That's interesting. Not so much because Williams blocked the KERS ban, but that Force India abstained while McLaren didn't...

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 22:51

    Makes Badoer look utterly useless

    I will stick on his side...kinda....

    To be perfectly honest, he hasn't driven a car properly for ages and he hasnt raced for ages either. Tim got going so quick because he's been racing WSR which is only 7-10 seconds slower a lap, and not-piquet has been doing GP2....

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 22:51

    That's interesting. Not so much because Williams blocked the KERS ban, but that Force India abstained while McLaren didn't...

    Force India want back in FOTA, Williams don't care?

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 22:53

    He goes off once and they say his session si over? he just ran wide, give him another lap and he'll be fine

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:53

    He goes off once and they say his session si over? he just ran wide, give him another lap and he'll be fine

    But he's got dirt on all four of his tyres!! Shock horror!

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 22:53

    "A sticker set of blacks... a scuff set of reds."

    Sticker tyres are tyres that still have the stickers on them. F1 tyres don't have stickers put on them. Scuffed means they have run a few laps. Sometimes tyres that have run a few laps and been allowed to cool down give beeter long run performance.

    IRL have red instead of green

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 22:54

    I think I've found the real story...

    That's not a finger... THAT'S A GUN!!!!

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

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 22:54

    But he's got dirt on all four of his tyres!! Shock horror!

    noooooooooooooo

    ;)

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 22:54

    To be perfectly honest, he hasn't driven a car properly for ages and he hasnt raced for ages either. Tim got going so quick because he's been racing WSR which is only 7-10 seconds slower a lap, and not-piquet has been doing GP2....

    But why wouldn't Ferrari go and get one of those people?

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 22:55

    But why wouldn't Ferrari go and get one of those people?

    oh no, im not saying they should have, i think they should have gone with gene minimum. but im just saying thats why he's so slow

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 22:56

    oh no, im not saying they should have, i think they should have gone with gene minimum. but im just saying thats why he's so slow

    Why he's slow is not the issue. Why he's there, is

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 22:56

    Force India want back in FOTA, Williams don't care?

    Frank will allow himself to be negotiated back into FOTA when they make him an afvantageous offer

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 22:57

    They are amazing that Dario can get pole even though he went off a lap earlier... hm

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 22:57

    Why he's slow is not the issue. Why he's there, is

    Well it's clear... Now we have the photographic evidence of Luca holding up Schumacher at gun point.

    There's no other explanation.

  • Christine22/08/2009 at 22:57

    They are amazing that Dario can get pole even though he went off a lap earlier... hm

    Gets pole in dramatic fashion!!

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 22:58

    Why he's slow is not the issue. Why he's there, is

    If Gene cant do it then surely it is logical to go with Badoer?

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 22:59

    If Gene cant do it then surely it is logical to go with Badoer?

    Who said he cant?

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 22:59

    If Gene cant do it then surely it is logical to go with Badoer?

    It's not logical - they didn't even go with him last time.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 22:59

    Who said he cant?

    Logic

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 23:00

    Logic

    do tell

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 23:00

    Logic

    This is becoming like an episode of Star Trek :)

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 23:00

    It's not logical - they didn't even go with him last time.

    It was kinda last miniute though, they didnt really have time to get things sorted

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 23:00

    Just found out Williams is trying to get out of its Toyota contract for next season. That is an unexpected development

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/77897

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 23:02

    do tell

    It is logical that Gene should have had the drive as he has the more recent racing experience.

    Therefore it is Logical to assume if this course of action has not been taken there is an obsitcle to it happening.

    Therefore it is logical to assume Gene cant do it for some reason

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 23:02

    If Gene cant do it then surely it is logical to go with Badoer?

    It's never logical to go with someone that slow. Ferrari have all his data so it can't have come as a surprise that he is so bad.

  • me22/08/2009 at 23:02

    It was kinda last miniute though, they didnt really have time to get things sorted

    the ferrari situation isn't luca's fault. he's doing his best.

    it's the fault of the man who led ferrari up the garden path, pretending he could drive with a broken neck. he screwed his team over for his own selfish reasons.

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 23:03

    Therefore it is logical to assume Gene cant do it for some reason

    I do actually think you're right. He's with another team I think.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 23:03

    That is an unexpected development

    I thought it was after the BBC KERS article?

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 23:03

    Therefore it is logical to assume Gene cant do it for some reason

    You are assuming that logic is a consideration at Ferrari

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 23:03

    it's the fault of the man who led ferrari up the garden path, pretending he could drive with a broken neck. he screwed his team over for his own selfish reasons.

    im not sure he knew, i think you'd have done the same given the opportunity in teh same circumstances. he thought he could, doctors said he couldnt

  • Alex Andronov22/08/2009 at 23:04

    Right I better go to bed and hopefully dream up some shownotes for the parade lap. Set your alarms people :)

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 23:04

    I do actually think you're right. He's with another team I think.

    Rumoured to be Campos next year

  • Bassano Clapper22/08/2009 at 23:04

    G'night Alex

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 23:04

    Night alex

  • me22/08/2009 at 23:05

    Right I better go to bed and hopefully dream up some shownotes for the parade lap. Set your alarms people :)

    goodnight

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 23:05

    Right I better go to bed and hopefully dream up some shownotes for the parade lap. Set your alarms people :)

    Night

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 23:05

    I do actually think you're right. He's with another team I think.

    Even if Gene has signed with another team I would still put him in the car rather than have the embarassment of having him qualify 1.5 seconds behind the next slowest car on the grid. Alguersuari was instantly better as was Grosjean who is nothing special

  • Steven Roy22/08/2009 at 23:06

    Night Alex

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 23:07

    Even if Gene has signed with another team I would still put him in the car rather than have the embarassment of having him qualify 1.5 seconds behind the next slowest car on the grid. Alguersuari was instantly better as was Grosjean who is nothing special

    I have another theory that they wanted to give them both a go, its better to put Badoer in first because Gee would look good.

    Raikonen also looks awesome at the moment :P

  • me22/08/2009 at 23:09

    im not sure he knew, i think you'd have done the same given the opportunity in teh same circumstances. he thought he could, doctors said he couldnt

    didn't ted say the guy was screwed after the initial 2007 run? that was a whole week before he pulled out.

  • Jon Waldock22/08/2009 at 23:10

    didn't ted say the guy was screwed after the initial 2007 run? that was a whole week before he pulled out.

    he would have some problems with his neck anyway because he hadnt been in an f1 car for ages, he had to wait to see if the bit in his neck was damaged too badly

  • Alianora La Canta22/08/2009 at 23:18

    It’s Brazil…. {Comment #858}

    That's OK. The back half of the grid slopes down, while the front half of the grid slopes up. Therefore if Luca is still in the Ferrari by then (I hope it's Felipe instead), he should be helped rather than hindered by the arrangement should he stall. Though to be honest I don't think Luca is as bad as all that.

  • Nick22/08/2009 at 23:30

    What are the most cost effective monitors whch are good for your eyes?