Hello everyone. I must first make a huge apology to Christine, Mr C and everyone at Sidepodcast, this daily is so late (maybe the latest in a very long time) and well, I can only hope that you’re all to excited for the Grand Prix to mind too much. I’m used to producing late daily posts for you all but this one is just a bit too late I feel. Anyway, lets get on with it otherwise the whole day will be gone!

Lets start with some F1 news, yesterday was of course qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, did you miss it, or fancy a quick recap before the start of the race? Well Mrs Christine has a summary post for us all.

It’s nearly time for the Spanish Grand Prix (So sorry this post is late!), but this gives me a great opportunity to remind you all to turn over to the brilliantly made Sidepodcast Dashboard for fun and comments during the race. You’ll find everything you could possibily need, including the amazing FactByte FactBox. Which you can also find on its own page or on the home page.

Despite it being the Spanish Grand Prix today while I am of course excited, I seem more thrilled that it’s just 7 days until the Monaco Grand Prix, one of my favourite tracks (for all the classic reasons) and just a pure beautiful sight to see I think these next weeks are going to be so awesome for us fans. Yay!

We live commented the Indy 500 qualifying yesterday, want to catch up with the Pole day results?

Onto the arty section!

I’m not sure if this is what I have ever thought of when imagining parts of Spain, but I think I may need to go to these beautiful places before I die.

Not personally being a fan of Star Wars, never having seen them, I’m not sure I can appreciate them as much as I’m sure you can, but even I’ve spotted these are just a tiny bit cute.

Not sure I can actually believe this is an oil painting… but wow…

I think I have been missing these from my life for a while. Everyone wants a melted mirror, right?

What would you take with you if your house was on fire? I was originally going to answer this here in the daily, but I’m not sure I’d be able to give enough thought to it other that my immediate choices which would be my Mac, cameras and printed photos beside my bed. I think it’s better suited to a separate blog post, however why not have a think about it in the comments?

I shall leave you with a picture of a cute kitten, because, well we all love kittens right? Enjoy the race!

123 responses

  • Christine22/05/2011 at 10:30

    Live thread ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/live-spain-2011-the-race

  • Lukeh22/05/2011 at 10:31

    Hello mini daily :)

  • Alianora La Canta22/05/2011 at 10:32

    Hello and thank you, lou :)

  • lou22/05/2011 at 10:47

    All updated now, i'm so sorry for the lateness once again. Matters of the internet out of my control. I did stay up till 5 waiting for it to come back on, am not sitting in the library hoping that out of soe miracle the internet will be back for the race, or i'll be stuck with my phone and my flatmate's tv.

  • Lukeh22/05/2011 at 10:55

    Those melted mirrors are awesome! Very surrealist. But whhhaaaatt at the oil painting...!!

    People are too talented, they should share the talent around :)

  • Sidepodcast Update22/05/2011 at 11:45
  • MartiV822/05/2011 at 15:48

    Hello everyone! I am back from the Spanish GP.

    I'll explain you how it was, but first, one question: Did Hamilton have problems with the DRS?

    Thanks!

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 15:49

    I'll explain you how it was, but first, one question: Did Hamilton have problems with the DRS?

    No obvious problems with DRS for anyone

  • Bert22/05/2011 at 15:50

    No obvious problems with DRS for anyone

    VET was told to not use KERS for a few laps 2/3s into the race

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 15:52

    The BBC has pulled the race replay from the iplayer again. I was in the middle of the pre-race show and it just stopped

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 16:03

    I forgot there was a spacewalk today. Can't cope with all these events on the same day

  • Rubbergoat22/05/2011 at 16:38

    Saw some classic race cars at Kongens Nytorv yesterday and took some pics with my phone: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rubbergoat/sets/72157626654796993/

  • Alianora La Canta22/05/2011 at 16:42

    The fake F1 Twitter account thing is getting comical. There is now a Fake David Tremayne account...

  • Alianora La Canta22/05/2011 at 16:43

    VET was told to not use KERS for a few laps 2/3s into the race

    Button's KERS failed on lap 8 if the graphics were anything to go by, but Jenson didn't mention it post-race so I assume that was fixed relatively quickly.

  • Alianora La Canta22/05/2011 at 16:44

    The BBC has pulled the race replay from the iplayer again. I was in the middle of the pre-race show and it just stopped

    What did they forget to include?

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 16:44

    Saw some classic race cars at Kongens Nytorv yesterday and took some pics with my phone: www.flickr.com/ph…2157626654796993/

    Nice cars. Can't figure out what the green one with the yellow stripe is

  • Alianora La Canta22/05/2011 at 16:45

    Hello everyone! I am back from the Spanish GP.

    Wow! Hope you enjoyed it :)

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 16:48

    What did they forget to include?

    They pulled the whole programme a few hours after the last race and seem to have done the same again. It was about midnight before it came back last time so I guess it will be the same again

  • Alianora La Canta22/05/2011 at 16:50

    They pulled the whole programme a few hours after the last race and seem to have done the same again. It was about midnight before it came back last time so I guess it will be the same again

    That is strange. Almost like they keep coding the ending wrong and pulling it when someone notices a problem at the end of the recording.

  • Christine22/05/2011 at 17:12

    Results ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/spain-2011-race-result

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 17:17

    Voice mail submitted

    #NotHere

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 17:27

    Voice mail submitted

    #NotHere

    I have to do that to

  • Christine22/05/2011 at 17:31

    Standings:

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/spain-2011-driver-standings

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/spain-2011-team-standings

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 17:33

    Just saw the Carl Edwards celebration car wreck

  • Kai22/05/2011 at 17:34

    Just saw the Carl Edwards celebration car wreck

    hehe

    Oopsy.

    Did you see the in car camera? He closed his eyes. :lol:

  • Pat W22/05/2011 at 17:37

    Just saw the Carl Edwards celebration car wreck

    Do you have a link?

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 17:37

    Did you see the in car camera? He closed his eyes. :lol:

    No. Just saw it from outside

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 17:38

    Do you have a link?

    No. I was watching the Indy stream and it switched to Nascar

  • Pat W22/05/2011 at 17:40

    No. I was watching the Indy stream and it switched to Nascar

    Okay, will look it up later

  • Kai22/05/2011 at 17:42

    No. Just saw it from outside

    He was just tooling along, going to do his donuts on the grass and WHAM! he hit something embedded/hidden in the grass (a drain, they guessed) and wrecked the car.

  • Kai22/05/2011 at 17:43

    He was just tooling along, going to do his donuts on the grass and WHAM! he hit something embedded/hidden in the grass (a drain, they guessed) and wrecked the car.

    His head lurched forward and he closed his eyes like "AH!"

    It's funny.

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 17:43

    He was just tooling along, going to do his donuts on the grass and WHAM! he hit something embedded/hidden in the grass (a drain, they guessed) and wrecked the car.

    It looked like a drain cover he kicked up. Normally on a track they would be welded down but I guess they didn't expect anyone to be driving there

  • Sidepodcast Update22/05/2011 at 17:45
  • Alison22/05/2011 at 17:51

    Oh my word. Never buy real wood IKEA furniture!?! The table we have just built is a feat of engineering I swear...

  • Kai22/05/2011 at 17:53

    It looked like a drain cover he kicked up. Normally on a track they would be welded down but I guess they didn't expect anyone to be driving there

    Here's a home video recording of the tv show, so it's got their comments on the audio, but you can see it and hear some of the tv commentators in the background.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyi3dbtV_b0&feature=related

    Closes his eyes at 2:40 :)

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 17:54

    Oh my word. Never buy real wood IKEA furniture!?! The table we have just built is a feat of engineering I swear...

    You and Nick built it so it's not the Forth Bridge or a Boeing 777

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 17:57

    Closes his eyes at 2:40 :)

    Ouch. Great example of what the HANS does

  • Kai22/05/2011 at 18:00

    Ouch. Great example of what the HANS does

    Yes, thank goodness he was totally fine. He got out and did his usual backflip.

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 18:02

    Yes, thank goodness he was totally fine. He got out and did his usual backflip.

    I saw that

  • Rubbergoat22/05/2011 at 18:06

    Nice cars. Can't figure out what the green one with the yellow stripe is

    Isn't it an MGB?

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 18:08

    Isn't it an MGB?

    Is it? The Lotus colours threw me.

    The radiator grill looks wrong for an MGB

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 18:27

    Voicemail done

  • Alison22/05/2011 at 18:38

    You and Nick built it so it's not the Forth Bridge or a Boeing 777

    I'm taking the credit thanks :D

  • Alison22/05/2011 at 18:39

    I'm taking the credit thanks :D

    It was ridiculously complicated though...

  • Christine22/05/2011 at 18:41

    Ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/sebastian-vettel-takes-a-hard-fought-victory-in-the-spanish-grand-prix

  • Rubbergoat22/05/2011 at 18:42

    The radiator grill looks wrong for an MGB

    It does. Could it be a midget?

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 18:42

    Oh my word. Never buy real wood IKEA furniture!?! The table we have just built is a feat of engineering I swear...

    Pics!

    It's just a table

  • Rubbergoat22/05/2011 at 18:43

    It does. Could it be a midget?

    like this? http://www.mgvr.org/images/pr_archive/CassinghamMidgetVIR02.JPG

  • Rubbergoat22/05/2011 at 18:44

    Is it too late to send a voicemail?

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 18:44

    It does. Could it be a midget?

    Maybe

  • Rubbergoat22/05/2011 at 18:46

    Maybe

    I'll be honest, I had to snap and go. Didn't have time to check.

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 18:48

    I'll be honest, I had to snap and go. Didn't have time to check.

    I didn't expect you to know what it was. I only asked on the off chance

  • Rubbergoat22/05/2011 at 18:48

    I didn't expect you to know what it was. I only asked on the off chance

    Fair enough.

  • Christine22/05/2011 at 18:51

    Is it too late to send a voicemail?

    It is not too late.

  • Rubbergoat22/05/2011 at 18:55

    It is not too late.

    Then you'll have one in less than 5 minutes. Just recorded one :)

  • Christine22/05/2011 at 18:56

    Then you'll have one in less than 5 minutes. Just recorded one :)

    Marvellous!

  • Rubbergoat22/05/2011 at 19:02

    Marvellous!

    '

    Sent!

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 19:02

    Ted's Pitlane Report

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/formula_one/13491525.stm

  • Rubbergoat22/05/2011 at 19:04

    Ted's Pitlane Report

    MORE talking to Christian Horner?

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 19:11

    Ted's Pitlane Report

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/formula_one/13491525.stm

    For the record hot air is not 'thicker' than cold

    Cold air is denser as the pressure is reduce for the same volume

  • Rubbergoat22/05/2011 at 19:13

    Cold air is denser as the pressure is reduce for the same volume

    I thought that. That's why they have intercoolers on turbos?

  • Alison22/05/2011 at 19:13

    We had to build the table because... http://t.co/ndXDcuU

    Much better :) http://t.co/smICZsA

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 19:15

    I thought that. That's why they have intercoolers on turbos?

    Yep. More weight of oxygen for the same volume so they can put more fuel in and get a bigger bang

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 19:15

    I thought that. That's why they have intercoolers on turbos?

    Yup

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 19:15

    Yep. More weight of oxygen for the same volume so they can put more fuel in and get a bigger bang

    If you want to be picky [and I am :)], it's mass not weight

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 19:16

    We had to build the table because... http://t.co/ndXDcuU

    Not safe

    Much better :) http://t.co/smICZsA

    That's it?? I thought it was a dinner table with massive complications

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 19:17

    If you want to be picky [and I am :)], it's mass not weight

    It's weight to since it is subject to gravity

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 19:17

    Much better :) http://t.co/smICZsA

    That's a trolley, not a table :D

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 19:17

    It's weight to since it is subject to gravity

    too not to. Don't want to get picked up on that too

  • Alison22/05/2011 at 19:17

    Not safe

    Truly terrifying exactly. Who would think you could leave a kettle there??? He said I was overreacting!

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 19:18

    It's weight to since it is subject to gravity

    Fluids are measured in mass, volume, pressure and temperature

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 19:18

    Truly terrifying exactly. Who would think you could leave a kettle there??? He said I was overreacting!

    He's a H&S nightmare that boy ;)

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 19:19

    Truly terrifying exactly. Who would think you could leave a kettle there??? He said I was overreacting!

    I think you are stupidly brave to live with someone so reckless

  • Rubbergoat22/05/2011 at 19:19

    So what did Ted mean by hot and cold exhaust then?

  • Rubbergoat22/05/2011 at 19:19

    Truly terrifying exactly. Who would think you could leave a kettle there??? He said I was overreacting!

    That's the sort of thing we see on our HSE videos. Really Nick?

  • Alison22/05/2011 at 19:19

    That's a trolley, not a table :D

    Half trolley, half table! Main issue being there were no holes predrilled. You needed to use arnie strength to get all the screws in... We broke 2 screwdrivers

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 19:20

    Fluids are measured in mass, volume, pressure and temperature

    I didn't realise SI units were incorporated into the comenting policy

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 19:20

    So what did Ted mean by hot and cold exhaust then?

    Cold is relative, cooler is what he was referring to I think

    Regular exhaust that hasn't been reignited or ignited outside of the combustion chamber

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 19:20

    So what did Ted mean by hot and cold exhaust then?

    I have just started watching him

  • Alison22/05/2011 at 19:21

    That's the sort of thing we see on our HSE videos. Really Nick?

    You're a fan of the table? :D

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 19:21

    I didn't realise SI units were incorporated into the comenting policy

    The committee are meeting soon to discuss Andronovs

  • Rubbergoat22/05/2011 at 19:22

    You're a fan of the table? :D

    I'm a fan of not having a boiling hot kettle in a precariously high position!

  • Alison22/05/2011 at 19:23

    I'm a fan of not having a boiling hot kettle in a precariously high position!

    Exactly! There's no free plug near a counter. I made him buy more counter...

  • Nick22/05/2011 at 19:23

    That's the sort of thing we see on our HSE videos. Really Nick?

    I should add that the kettle was put back there for photographic effect, it was much safer where u had it with the cable safely stowed!

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 19:23

    Half trolley, half table! Main issue being there were no holes predrilled. You needed to use arnie strength to get all the screws in... We broke 2 screwdrivers

    Usually they are self tapping screws that don't need pre-drilled holes

    Maybe Dubai folk have a handyman doing the drilling for them so it's not an issue

  • Rubbergoat22/05/2011 at 19:24

    I should add that the kettle was put back there for photographic effect, it was much safer where u had it with the cable safely stowed!

    which was where exactly?

  • Alison22/05/2011 at 19:24

    I should add that the kettle was put back there for photographic effect, it was much safer where u had it with the cable safely stowed!

    The cable can only reach the plug when it hangs over the door!!

  • Alison22/05/2011 at 19:25

    which was where exactly?

    Down the side of the door :P

  • Alison22/05/2011 at 19:25

    Down the side of the door :P

    Which obviously means I'm complaining about nothing!

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 19:26

    Cold blowing is normal off throttle exhaust

    Hot blowing is when they are revving the engine and retarding the ignition to ignite the fuel.

    The reason he is saying hot is thicker is because there is a lot more volume because the fuel and air have reacted

  • Rubbergoat22/05/2011 at 19:26

    Down the side of the door :P

    Scary.

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 19:27

    Rosberg wanted Mercedes to tell Schumacher to move over and they refused.

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 19:27

    Down the side of the door :P

    Scary.

    So you open the door and get a couple of litres of boiling water on your head

  • Alison22/05/2011 at 19:28

    So you open the door and get a couple of litres of boiling water on your head

    Surprise?

  • Nick22/05/2011 at 19:32

    So you open the door and get a couple of litres of boiling water on your head

    I rarely use the kettle so it's never hot, and I have opened the fridge hundreds of times and never gotten wet!

  • Rubbergoat22/05/2011 at 19:33

    I rarely use the kettle so it's never hot, and I have opened the fridge hundreds of times and never gotten wet!

    And the guy who walked under a ladder and got hit did it 100 times before and it never happened.

  • Alison22/05/2011 at 19:33

    I rarely use the kettle so it's never hot, and I have opened the fridge hundreds of times and never gotten wet!

    Thats because the door is to the freezer! Handy in case of scalding I guess....

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 19:34

    I rarely use the kettle so it's never hot, and I have opened the fridge hundreds of times and never gotten wet!

    Wet isn't really the issue. We are not worried about anyone drowning

  • Alison22/05/2011 at 19:37

    Wet isn't really the issue. We are not worried about anyone drowning

    He just doesn't get it. He thinks we object because of the way I positioned the cable. I was trying to communicate that no, a kettle doesn't belong on an upright fridge!

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 19:38

    He just doesn't get it. He thinks we object because of the way I positioned the cable. I was trying to communicate that no, a kettle doesn't belong on an upright fridge!

    Boiling liquid around head level is not good.

  • Alison22/05/2011 at 19:40

    Boiling liquid around head level is not good.

    It's higher than that. I needed to reach about 40cm above my head to put it up there for the photo. Yes it was posed because strangely I took it down when I arrived...

  • Nick22/05/2011 at 19:42

    It's health & safety gone mad I tell ye!

  • Christine22/05/2011 at 19:43

    Skype appears to be working this week. Voicemails from all!

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 19:43

    It's health & safety gone mad I tell ye!

    Think of it as saving an hour of staff time at A&E for other Darwin Candidates

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 19:43

    Skype appears to be working this week. Voicemails from all!

    And emails ;)

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 19:46

    Skype appears to be working this week. Voicemails from all!

    The world must be due to end if Microsoft have bought Skype and made it reliable in less than a week

  • Alison22/05/2011 at 19:46

    Think of it as saving an hour of staff time at A&E for other Darwin Candidates

    His sister is flying in from aus in the morning. I'm surre she's better than me at giving him a hard time ;)

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 19:46

    The world must be due to end if Microsoft have bought Skype and made it reliable in less than a week

    :)

  • Christine22/05/2011 at 19:46

    The world must be due to end if Microsoft have bought Skype and made it reliable in less than a week

    Hehehe.

  • Christine22/05/2011 at 19:47

    And emails ;)

    Oh yes.

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 19:47

    His sister is flying in from aus in the morning. I'm surre she's better than me at giving him a hard time ;)

    Poor Nick

    Starting to make sense now, he's living on the edge for escapism ;)

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 19:49

    GP2 Race 2: Another big smash before the first corner

  • Kai22/05/2011 at 19:51

    Starting to make sense now, he's living on the edge for escapism ;)

    I think it was the kettle that was living on the edge.

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 19:52

    I think it was the kettle that was living on the edge.

    Quite :D

  • Nick22/05/2011 at 19:55

    I think it was the kettle that was living on the edge.

    I have been framed it was a good 5cm from the edge!

  • Christine22/05/2011 at 19:55

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/boy-with-the-golden-touch

  • Bassano22/05/2011 at 19:56
  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 20:06

    The race is back up on the iplayer

  • Lukeh22/05/2011 at 22:26

    I meant to say earlier but I forgot to post it, answering Lou's question in the daily there are a few things I would take - my phone, bedside photo of myself and lou, box of little memories and stuff off my shelf that i've collected over the years, and a towel.

    You never know when you'll need a towel. Douglas Adams taught me that :)

  • Steven Roy22/05/2011 at 22:27

    I meant to say earlier but I forgot to post it, answering Lou's question in the daily there are a few things I would take - my phone, bedside photo of myself and lou, box of little memories and stuff off my shelf that i've collected over the years, and a towel.

    A photo of yourself?

    You never know when you'll need a towel. Douglas Adams taught me that :)

    Towel day is this week. Wednesday I think

  • Lukeh22/05/2011 at 22:29

    A photo of yourself?

    Not of me!

  • Kai22/05/2011 at 22:34

    Towel day is this week. Wednesday I think

    oh yes, good reminder.

  • Christine22/05/2011 at 23:10

    Fabulous new daily: http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-23rd-may-2011