If someone took a look into my head he'd find only one thought: 5 days left till the new F1 season!! FINALLY!!! It's racing time, baby! Can't wait to see the boys back on track again. In their new shiny cars, new overalls, new helmets, new physios ... with new expectations and as hungry for victory as ever! Oh dear, how I miss the race weekends!! 5 days!

Every F1 fan will agree that Melbourne is one of the best tracks and places on the F1 calendar. Always a great race, fab atmosphere, huge love for the sport. I really can't understand why Mister E. wants to take it off the calendar.

Other think that makes me happy is that I share a passion with Heikki. I kinda managed to read this tweet today, which is a bit late, but still. :-)

Santander customers have got the chance to win a day (A WHOLE DAY!!) with El Alonso in a raffle. The need to be Santander clients, join the bank's facebook page and answer the question why they'd like to be Fer's co-driver. As a hint: do not answer: "Because I want to be faster than you" or something like that ...

On this very page there is the fresh edition of the Tweets of the Week, so make sure you check it out. And if haven't been following Vitaly Petrov on twitter .... well, he's a hell of a twitteriser!

Big news from other sports: someone wants to get rid of old Sepp! Well that's what I call news.

"Fifa president Sepp Blatter came under fire after Fifa's vote in December for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, which were awarded to Russia and Qatar respectively."

Error! Wrong word. They should have written "sold" to Russia and Qatar, as every child knows.

The Bin Hammam bloke challenged Sepp to TV debate. I do not want to disappoint you, sir, but Sepp won't attend as he's got too much to hide!

OK, back to the F1 ... did you know it's only 5 days? So who do you think is going to finish first in Melbourne, humm?

461 responses

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 06:57

    someone I know on Twitter just got these

    http://yfrog.com/hskmibj

    I'd be jealous if she had them for days other than Thursday, Thursday is a waste of a box :)

  • Nick22/03/2011 at 07:41

    Apparently The Mclaren wasnt geared properly for Bathurst and it kept banging the ground, makes you wonder how much faster they could have gone!

    Now Lowndes wants Jenson to join his car for the race this year: http://www.foxsports.com.au/motor-sports/formula-one/craig-lowndes-explains-the-brutality-of-the-formula-one-car-at-bathurst/story-e6frf3zl-1226026096535

    Nice photo here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/motorsport/4796881/F1-car-smashes-Bathurst-record

  • Nick22/03/2011 at 08:09

    Looks like p#[email protected]%*#ion is Tonys standard spelling for the word passion!

    http://tmi.me/7XDL7

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 08:17

    Morning!

    Saw this yesterday:

    and f1's best podcast is...

    sidepodcast.poste…m/self-proclaimed

    O RLY? On a podcast with an Indycar driver as a guest too?

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 08:51

    Heikki is looking for a steak. I wonder if he'll go to Rockpool, it seems to be the Steak version of Nobu, ie, where all the famous people go.

  • Turkey Machine22/03/2011 at 08:57

    Mornings. Testing something...

  • Maverick22/03/2011 at 09:04

    Looks like p#[email protected]%*#ion is Tonys standard spelling for the word passion!

    http://tmi.me/7XDL7

    Ha ha... I've just realised why. Darn that autocorrect

    He'll also have problems with assignments, assignations, cassettes, casseroles and there's no point him trying to send a message to Bassano

  • Nick22/03/2011 at 09:06

    Ha ha... I've just realised why. Darn that autocorrect

    hehe, oh yeah!

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 09:06

    Morning all,

    Yay for Karun

    :D

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 09:06

    hehe, oh yeah!

    the iphoneless one here is confused. the iphone won't let you type ss?

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 09:07

    ohhh i get it. but in the middle of words? really apple?

  • Nick22/03/2011 at 09:08

    ohhh i get it. but in the middle of words? really apple?

    I think it may be that TMI twitlonger thing he uses? I have no problem typing passion

  • Turkey Machine22/03/2011 at 09:11

    He'll also have problems with assignments, assignations, cassettes, casseroles and there's no point him trying to send a message to Bassano

    Brilliant, that's made my morning! :D :D :D

  • Maverick22/03/2011 at 09:14

    ping: Something a little bit fun for you to try

    http://www.vivaf1.com/blog/?p=6054

  • Turkey Machine22/03/2011 at 09:14

    Am testing a couple of internet connections. Does anybody know a sure-fire way to determine your public IP address on the fly?

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 09:28

    If Karen gets a Friday drive, he's allowed back into Christine's Rankings. Woo!

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 09:29

    If Karen gets a Friday drive, he's allowed back into Christine's Rankings. Woo!

    :D

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 09:30

    If Karen gets a Friday drive, he's allowed back into Christine's Rankings. Woo!

    His mum needs to have a chat with Tony

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 09:31

    I have to pack. I hate packing :-(

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 09:32

    I have to pack. I hate packing :-(

    aw it's only for a couple of days!

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 09:34

    aw it's only for a couple of days!

    I'm hopeless.

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 09:34

    Ha! I just got a call from mclaren confirming the paddock tour. They are so nice :-)

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 09:34

    I'm hopeless.

    with how little I took away for 5 weeks I find packing for 5 days very simple :D

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 09:35

    with how little I took away for 5 weeks I find packing for 5 days very simple :D

    I always take too much

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 09:35

    Sorting out some passes at the mo'. Considering Monza next month for the F3

    :)

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 09:36

    I always take too much

    I am starting to feel I'm the only one in the world who doesn't :)

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 09:37

    Ooh, a shiny new TV has arrived.

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 09:38

    Ooh, a shiny new TV has arrived.

    Oh very nice

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 09:38

    Ooh, a shiny new TV has arrived.

    that was fast!

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 09:39

    Ooh, a shiny new TV has arrived.

    What did you get in the end?

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 09:39

    that was fast!

    Imagine a world where you click a button and a TV arrives at your door two days later. Amazin.

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 09:39

    What did you get in the end?

    LG 32LE5900.

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 09:41

    LG 32LE5900.

    Good choice :)

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 09:46

    Beaks is at a steakhouse too. All this talk of steak. Why did I have maltesers for dinner :(

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 09:46

    Beaks is at a steakhouse too. All this talk of steak. Why did I have maltesers for dinner :(

    Maltesers is hardly a dinner

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 09:47

    Maltesers is hardly a dinner

    I ate enough to not want anymore food, thats for sure #sugardeath

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 09:47

    I ate enough to not want anymore food, thats for sure #sugardeath

    Interesting...

  • Simon22/03/2011 at 09:47

    Family motto:

    If there's no meat in it - its not a meal!

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 09:48

    Family motto:

    If there's no meat in it - its not a meal!

    :D

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 09:49

    If there's no meat in it - its not a meal!

    There was bacon in my breakfast, phew, at least I've had one meal today :D

  • Simon22/03/2011 at 09:51

    if there's no meat in it - its not a meal!

    Right up there with my no. 1 rule:

    Never stand when you could sit, never sit when you could lie down

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 09:51

    Morning guys

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 09:52

    Morning Lukeh

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 09:53

    Morning guys

    g'day mate.

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 09:56

    Morning guys

    Howdy.

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 09:58

    Have just seen the Karun news, hurrah! :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 10:00

    Have just seen the Karun news, hurrah! :)

    T'is sweet indeed

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 10:01

    Never stand when you could sit, never sit when you could lie down

    You must be a paragon of health and fitness Simon ;)

  • Simon22/03/2011 at 10:02

    You must be a paragon of health and fitness Simon

    Less of an adonis, more of a dollop!

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 10:08

    The Aus GP has a free iPhone app. Not a bad idea for people attending, sine it has circuit maps, and directions how to get the etc.

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 10:09

    The Aus GP has a free iPhone app. Not a bad idea for people attending, sine it has circuit maps, and directions how to get the etc.

    I can't believe it's Joe time tomorrow! I think I shall need an early night tonight as I've fallen asleep at 7pm the last couple of nights :D

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 10:10

    I can't believe it's Joe time tomorrow! I think I shall need an early night tonight as I've fallen asleep at 7pm the last couple of nights :D

    Yes that might be a bad look

  • Alianora La Canta22/03/2011 at 10:11

    I always take too much

    Same here. I was once told off for taking a bottle of shampoo with me... ...on a 2-hour hiking expedition!

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 10:11

    Hehehehe. I am looking through the program. They have a "meet the grid girls" event on friday

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 10:12

    Same here. I was once told off for taking a bottle of shampoo with me... ...on a 2-hour hiking expedition!

    :-)

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 10:12

    Hehehehe. I am looking through the program. They have a "meet the grid girls" event on friday

    Down boy

    ;)

  • Alianora La Canta22/03/2011 at 10:13

    :-)

    What made it even less sensible was that the only water I encountered on the hike was a large dubiously-coloured pond...

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 10:14

    Bernie isn't coming to Melbourne after all, apparently he's going to New York to work out how they can host the GP after we lose it.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/grand-prix-2011/f1-boss-bernie-ecclestone-snubs-melbourne-grand-prix/story-fn7q3txe-1226026147330

  • Alianora La Canta22/03/2011 at 10:15

    Bernie isn't coming to Melbourne after all, apparently he's going to New York to work out how they can host the GP after we lose it.

    Silly, silly man. Shouldn't he be in Valencia persuading them to pay up?

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 10:15

    Bernie isn't coming to Melbourne after all, apparently he's going to New York to work out how they can host the GP after we lose it.

    Standard tactic. He's been trying to get a New York GP for 30 years.

    You don't stand up to Bernie because he always wins.

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 10:16

    Silly, silly man. Shouldn't he be in Valencia persuading them to pay up?

    One wonders if he'll just cut Valencia out altogether first

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 10:16

    You don't stand up to Bernie because he always wins.

    especially when there was a ridiculous PR thing in town today with the mayor. It doesn't make the F1 fans like him because we know how anti-the race he is, it doesn't make the non-F1 fans like him because it makes him look like he can be bought. Well done mr mayor.

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 10:17

    especially when there was a ridiculous PR thing in town today with the mayor. It doesn't make the F1 fans like him because we know how anti-the race he is, it doesn't make the non-F1 fans like him because it makes him look like he can be bought. Well done mr mayor.

    What was this?

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 10:18

    What was this?

    he "met the grid girls" and cam mcconville drove the 2 seater minardi to the town hall http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=10150125270699598&id=284292149597&aid=292494

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 10:19

    he "met the grid girls" and cam mcconville drove the 2 seater minardi to the town hall www.facebook.com/…97&aid=292494

    Proper Politician then.

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 10:19

    he "met the grid girls"

    Popular event

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 10:19

    It looks bigger than it did in the shop.

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 10:20

    It looks bigger than it did in the shop.

    Lucky you didn't get one of those 60 inch jobbies

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 10:22

    It looks bigger than it did in the shop.

    That's because it's a big TV next to MASSIVE ones in the shop...

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 10:25

    Mr C is a bit boggled by the HD greatness. He approves :)

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 10:25

    Mr C is a bit boggled by the HD greatness. He approves :)

    :D

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 10:38

    It has Twitter on it too.

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 10:39

    It has Twitter on it too.

    Twitter?

    On a TV??

    What next, garlic on bread???

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 10:42

    What next, garlic on bread???

    mmmmm #hungry

  • Ozmatt22/03/2011 at 10:46

    Man, i'm so excited for this weekend!

    Not heading down to the race this weekend sadly, but did head up to Bathurst today to see Jense in the McLaren :)

    Was astounded by the speed and the sound of it all, those cars are exceptionally tricky things to photograph...

    Here's a link to my efforts for those interested :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157626324682548/

    Matt

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 10:53

    Here's a link to my efforts for those interested :)

    Nice photos Matt. Looked like a great event

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 11:06

    Don't forget it's not too late to volunteer for the short positive preview post for this weekend. It would be super good if it was someone from Australia. Nudge, nudge, hint, hint.

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 11:07

    www.flickr.com/ph…2157626324682548/

    Excellent! What are the chances of convincing you for a guest post?

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 11:17

    Don't forget it's not too late to volunteer for the short positive preview post for this weekend. It would be super good if it was someone from Australia. Nudge, nudge, hint, hint.

    Preview? I don't think I will get the chance :-(

  • Ozmatt22/03/2011 at 11:25

    Excellent! What are the chances of convincing you for a guest post?

    I'd be happy to, might take a couple of weeks though.....?

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 11:45

    I'd be happy to, might take a couple of weeks though.....?

    Excellent!! No rush at all :)

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 11:52

    Preview? I don't think I will get the chance :-(

    You could always blog it on your iPhone or iPad ;)

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 11:57

    ooops I missed my 2 year sidepodversary. I shall eat cake next time I am near cake in celebration.

  • Journeyer22/03/2011 at 12:13

    ooops I missed my 2 year sidepodversary. I shall eat cake next time I am near cake in celebration.

    Hooray! :D

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 12:31

    ooops I missed my 2 year sidepodversary. I shall eat cake next time I am near cake in celebration.

    We are having cake in half an hour!

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 12:42

    Here's a link to my efforts for those interested :)

    Awesome. I (hearts) Bathurst. So much.

    #nothere

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 13:05

    ah pants, somehow its midnight again.

    i apologise in advance to joe when i zzzz at the sidepodtable :D

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 13:08

    Man, i'm so excited for this weekend!

    Not heading down to the race this weekend sadly, but did head up to Bathurst today to see Jense in the McLaren :)

    www.flickr.com/ph…2157626324682548/

    Matt

    Wow that's awesome, thanks. :)

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 13:16

    ah pants, somehow its midnight again.

    SLEEP

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 13:21

    Pastor gets descriptive...

    @Pastormaldo: I had a good day, going to ...good bye

  • Alianora La Canta22/03/2011 at 13:24

    @Pastormaldo: I had a good day, going to ...good bye

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 13:26

    Hehehehee

    @EliGP: An alternative to Pirelli's colours? http://bit.ly/fxw8iN

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 13:48

    aww I only just noticed that Petri retweeted Mr C's tweet about my daily. I hope that means he read the bit about himself :)

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 13:57

    aww I only just noticed that Petri retweeted Mr C's tweet about my daily. I hope that means he read the bit about himself :)

    I hope you are sleep-commenting.

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 13:58

    Man, cake was good!

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 14:00

    Man, cake was good!

    What kind of cake did you have?

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 14:03

    What kind of cake did you have?

    Marzipan and almond cake, covered in chocolate.

    The cake pastry tasted kinda like a bakewell tart..

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 14:03

    Marzipan and almond cake, covered in chocolate.

    Washed down with an Earl Grey tea, of course ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 14:05

    Marzipan and almond cake, covered in chocolate.

    The cake pastry tasted kinda like a bakewell tart..

    Sugar drool

    Washed down with an Earl Grey tea, of course ;)

    Oh wow

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 14:11

    Marzipan and almond cake, covered in chocolate.

    Nice!

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 14:11

    Other think that makes me happy is that I share a passion with Heikki. I kinda managed to read this tweet today, which is a bit late, but still. :-)

    Ski-jumpers seem a bit mad in the head, why would you slide off a cliff? :) :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 14:12

    Ski-jumpers seem a bit mad in the head, why would you slide off a cliff? :) :)

    Boredom?

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 14:22

    Mr C is a bit boggled by the HD greatness. He approves :)

    All set up now?

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 14:26

    Oh wow

    I am the only tea drinker in Denmark - it's only a little bit better than being Vegetarian here ;)

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 14:31

    wow, that is quite a television.

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 14:32

    My sister got me a £10 Silverstone voucher for my birthday (and the DVD of In the Shadow of the Moon) so I've been mulling a few options.

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 14:33

    All set up now?

    it's odd that it doesn't have wifi and you have to run a LAN cable to it. but for iplayer on a bigger screen, it's worth it.

    we probably need decent speakers soon. hd without a subwoofer seems a bit lacking.

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 14:36

    i love gavin's tweet's to motorsport magazine.

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 14:37

    it's odd that it doesn't have wifi and you have to run a LAN cable to it. but for iplayer on a bigger screen, it's worth it.

    It never occurred to me that they've have any internet connection!

    we probably need decent speakers soon. hd without a subwoofer seems a bit lacking.

    I read somewhere that as screens got thinner, sound quality has got worse as they can't fit decent speakers in them.

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 14:38

    It never occurred to me that they've have any internet connection!

    saw the back in the shop and thought 'well that might be interesting', but there was no mention of iplayer or twitter built in.

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 14:38

    I read somewhere that as screens got thinner, sound quality has got worse as they can't fit decent speakers in them.

    makes sense. f1 through a sub might be interesting, but not just yet!

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 14:43

    makes sense. f1 through a sub might be interesting, but not just yet!

    5.1 :D

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 14:44

    5.1 :D

    not sure the room is big enough :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 14:44

    i love gavin's tweet's to motorsport magazine.

    Saw it. Very good.

    :)

    I read somewhere that as screens got thinner, sound quality has got worse as they can't fit decent speakers in them.

    Not enough depth for decent sized cones

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 14:52

    i love gavin's tweet's to motorsport magazine.

    Thanks man!

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 14:52

    it's odd that it doesn't have wifi and you have to run a LAN cable to it. but for iplayer on a bigger screen, it's worth it.

    Have you considered NAS Storage?

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 14:56

    Hehehe, love this :D

    adamcooperf1: #F1 Saw the first half of 127 Hours on the plane, guess I'll see the rest on the return flight. Don't tell me if he gets out or not...

    rubarrichello: @adamcooperf1 hahaha now that I know i will tell you as soon as I see you there

    adamcooperf1: @rubarrichello No don't spoil it or I'll tell you if the king makes his speech or not!

    :D:D

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 14:58

    Hehehe, love this :D

    Excellent

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 14:59

    Have you considered NAS Storage?

    erm. for what purpose?

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 15:07

    erm. for what purpose?

    Storing Music & Video files. Apparently if you do this you can get any NAS-compatible device to play the files.

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 15:08

    Storing Music & Video files. Apparently if you do this you can get any NAS-compatible device to play the files.

    ahh, possibly. i think airplay means you can keep your tv on your laptop and stream to the tv: http://www.apple.com/itunes/airplay/

    haven't looked into it yet.

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 15:12

    Hehehe, love this :D

    :D

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 15:13

    ahh, possibly. i think airplay means you can keep your tv on your laptop and stream to the tv: http://www.apple.com/itunes/airplay/

    If you can, it sounds like the same thing to me...

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 15:17

    firefox 4 full and final release is out:

    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/new/

    please, please upgrade 3x versions to this one, it's much much better. kthanxbye

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 15:20

    firefox 4 full and final release is out:

    www.mozilla.com/e…n-US/firefox/new/

    please, please upgrade 3x versions to this one, it's much much better. kthanxbye

    It's a little better, but mostly just rips off Chrome

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 15:22

    It's a little better, but mostly just rips off Chrome

    they're moving to a 6 week release schedule like chrome too.

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 15:27

    they're moving to a 6 week release schedule like chrome too.

    Like the old saying "...If you're out of ideas, just copy the competition..."

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 15:28

    Afternoon

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 15:28

    hi bassano

  • Alianora La Canta22/03/2011 at 15:29

    Afternoon

    Hello!

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 15:30

    Mr C and Alex, you can place your iPad orders at 1am on Friday

    Unless you're a fan of queueing

  • Journeyer22/03/2011 at 15:33

    please, please upgrade 3x versions to this one, it's much much better. kthanxbye

    it's been there since yesterday. i remember mentioning it in the comments. :D

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 15:33

    Is it better to wait to upgrade Firefox or are a lot of the add-ons working from Day 1?

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 15:33

    it's been there since yesterday. i remember mentioning it in the comments. :D

    It was RC for me. Maybe it was a Mac thing

  • Journeyer22/03/2011 at 15:34

    Is it better to wait to upgrade Firefox or are a lot of the add-ons working from Day 1?

    I don't really do add-ons, so I upgraded right away. Looks like add-on functionality is still limited at this point, but I'm not sure.

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 15:35

    it's been there since yesterday. i remember mentioning it in the comments. :D

    it wasn't public for everyone, so i didn't mention it. the worldwide release took a day and i couldn't be arsed with "i can't see it here" comments :)

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 15:35

    I don't really do add-ons, so I upgraded right away. Looks like add-on functionality is still limited at this point, but I'm not sure.

    I mostly use Safari so I may wait a little while

  • Journeyer22/03/2011 at 15:36

    it wasn't public for everyone, so i didn't mention it. the worldwide release took a day and i couldn't be arsed with "i can't see it here" comments :)

    fair enough. i'm not sure if it was available locally, but when CNET released a direct download link, I went for it. :)

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 15:36

    Is it better to wait to upgrade Firefox or are a lot of the add-ons working from Day 1?

    depends what you use i guess. i don't have any so was fine for me. it's so much faster though, it's worth losing the add-ons i think.

  • Journeyer22/03/2011 at 15:44

    The 2011 F1 rules, as shared by an F1 champion:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zh8RUDjRgk

    Enjoy! ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 15:47

    The 2011 F1 rules, as shared by an F1 champion:

    www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=_zh8RUDjRgk

    Enjoy! ;)

    He doesn't sound awfully sure on some of the new regs

    :D

  • James22/03/2011 at 15:47

    Enjoy! ;)

    hehe KERS system, deary me ;)

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 15:48

    The 2011 F1 rules, as shared by an F1 champion:

    If he states them, does that mean they can punish him more when he cheats them?

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 15:48

    hehe KERS system, deary me ;)

    GAAAH BAD ACRONYMMAGE!!!!

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 15:51

    joe published my comment, but didn't answer it: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/focus-moves-to-the-high-court/#comment-44528

    ...over to team amy.

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 15:52

    hehe KERS system, deary me ;)

    Should've called it a Device to get KERD, then we could call it a lemon.

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 15:53

    joe published my comment, but didn't answer it: joesaward.wordpre…rt/#comment-44528

    He published it this morning at 2am, and a few others which he did reply to.

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 15:53

    joe published my comment, but didn't answer it: joesaward.wordpre…rt/#comment-44528

    ...over to team amy.

    for now i'll assume he's on jetlag recovery mode

  • Kathi22/03/2011 at 15:53

    Is it better to wait to upgrade Firefox or are a lot of the add-ons working from Day 1?

    all the important ones are working already. The only problem I had was with sync/weave because they integrated it in the basic browser and I had to set it up fresh or it wouldn't work. But that was when I switched from 3.x to one of the early beta versions, maybe the transition is smoother with the final version...

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 15:57

    Thanks Kathi

    Mr C, I've found a way I can finally make decent use of one if the SPC twitter lists. Have put F1 Media into Flipboard on the iPad and it's like browsing everyone's articles. Marvellous

  • James22/03/2011 at 15:59

    McLaren have launched their new website for this year: http://mclaren.com/formula1

    improvement on last years but still seems overly complicated.

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 16:00

    Mr C, I've found a way I can finally make decent use of one if the SPC twitter lists. Have put F1 Media into Flipboard on the iPad and it's like browsing everyone's articles. Marvellous

    coool!

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 16:00

    improvement on last years but still seems overly complicated.

    I like that the menu doesn't wibble anymore, but I can't cope with all those things being different widths.

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 16:02

    firefox 4 stats: http://glow.mozilla.org/

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 16:04

    firefox 4 stats: http://glow.mozilla.org/

    Pretty!

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 16:25

    Am taking suggestions for Christine's Rankings now, if anyone has anything to offer up.

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 16:25

    last firefox comment from me, promise.

    https://demos.mozilla.org/en-US/

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 16:26

    Am taking suggestions for Christine's Rankings now, if anyone has anything to offer up.

    Button at Bathurst

    Lewis inviting people to jog with him in Melbourne

  • Leigh O'Gorman22/03/2011 at 16:26

    Am taking suggestions for Christine's Rankings now, if anyone has anything to offer up.

    Beyond Button at Bathurst and Barrichello's movie comments to Adam Cooper, I can't think of anything

  • Nathan22/03/2011 at 16:35

    Don't know if this has been posted yet but some VERY cool panoramic pictures from both the Sauber office and the Sauber garage during testing (scroll down for the latter).

    http://www.blick.ch/home/interaktiv/panorama_bilder/geheimer-blick-hinter-sauber-168871

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 16:36

    Don't know if this has been posted yet but some VERY cool panoramic pictures from both the Sauber office and the Sauber garage during testing (scroll down for the latter).

    How cool!

    Points for sauber :)

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 16:39

    Points for sauber :)

    Perfect timing :)

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 17:02

    Did Barrichello make it to Melbourne yet?

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 17:03

    Did Barrichello make it to Melbourne yet?

    He tweeted a pic of him boarding a plane earlier so I think he's on his way

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 17:04

    He tweeted a pic of him boarding a plane earlier so I think he's on his way

    Good stuff

    I suppose the jet lag isn't as severe as it is for Europeans

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 17:08

    I suppose the jet lag isn't as severe as it is for Europeans

    can be as bad as the year brawn made him come back to italy to test new tyres from schumacher before returning to melbourne at the last minute.

    #notbitter

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 17:15

    can be as bad as the year brawn made him come back to italy to test new tyres from schumacher before returning to melbourne at the last minute.

    oooh I totally forgot about that

  • The Boston Red Scott22/03/2011 at 17:20

    Howdy all. Just downloaded the 2011 F1.com app (new version) and done the maths that Australia's race starts at 2am east coast time. I guess that's why I found it hard to follow F1 last year :(

    Oh well! Looking forward to hanging around here if I'm awake at the same time as a race!

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 17:20

    It appears we all need to calm down:

    http://twitter.com/#!/Motor_Sport/status/50243521147437056 http://twitter.com/#!/Motor_Sport/status/50243263558463488

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 17:28

    Have uploaded my photos from Saturday to Flickr now: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lukehmuse/sets/72157626326863480/

  • The Boston Red Scott22/03/2011 at 17:30

    Have uploaded my photos from Saturday to Flickr now: www.flickr.com/ph…2157626326863480/

    Cool pics Luke. Reminds me of the time I saw a somewhat similar BMW thing in Germany a while back. You probably already talked about it but what was the best thing you saw? (feel free to refer me to a previous comment)

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 17:30

    Have uploaded my photos from Saturday to Flickr now: www.flickr.com/ph…2157626326863480/

    I recognise that building :)

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 17:31

    I recognise that building :)

    Lou said on the day it looked a lot different without heavy wet rain ;)

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 17:31

    Cool pics Luke. Reminds me of the time I saw a somewhat similar BMW thing in Germany a while back. You probably already talked about it but what was the best thing you saw? (feel free to refer me to a previous comment)

    You'll find out when our guest post arrives soon ;)

    #suchatease

  • Journeyer22/03/2011 at 17:31

    He doesn't sound awfully sure on some of the new regs

    :P I'd blame the broken English. The young drivers are just so much better with English even if it isn't their first language...

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 17:32

    It appears we all need to calm down:

    https://twitter.com/#!/sidepodcast/status/50248257665892353

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 17:32

    Hi from FF4

  • Journeyer22/03/2011 at 17:32

    Don't know if this has been posted yet but some VERY cool panoramic pictures from both the Sauber office and the Sauber garage during testing (scroll down for the latter).

    BOO that they were hiding behind privacy screens. Still, it makes for an amusing picture: some of the people in the garage have no reflection on the privacy screens! :D

  • The Boston Red Scott22/03/2011 at 17:32

    You'll find out when our guest post arrives soon ;)

    ha! I thought I might have missed it but I look forward to it.

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 17:32

    Have uploaded my photos from Saturday to Flickr now: www.flickr.com/ph…2157626326863480/

    you went to mercedes benz??

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 17:33

    Hi from FF4

    w00t!

  • The Boston Red Scott22/03/2011 at 17:33

    BOO that they were hiding behind privacy screens. Still, it makes for an amusing picture: some of the people in the garage have no reflection on the privacy screens! :D

    no reflection? vampires?

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 17:33

    you went to mercedes benz??

    Lou took me there on Saturday for a surprise, and we absolutely loved it. I'm sure you asked us to write a guest post on it!

  • Journeyer22/03/2011 at 17:33

    no reflection? vampires?

    YES! :D Hopefully not the ones from Twilight. ;)

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 17:34

    Lou took me there on Saturday for a surprise, and we absolutely loved it. I'm sure you asked us to write a guest post on it!

    i assumed you found the expoded mercedes inside the tate modern or something?

    why didn't we go? did lewis wave at you????

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 17:34

    It appears we all need to calm down:

    I'm not sure if he thinks we are mental or just having a laugh with him :D

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 17:35

    Lou took me there on Saturday for a surprise, and we absolutely loved it. I'm sure you asked us to write a guest post on it!

    Great pics man. From a phone???

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 17:35

    I'm not sure if he thinks we are mental or just having a laugh with him :D

    Either way is fine :)

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 17:35

    Either way is fine :)

    Well I AM mental anyway!

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 17:35

    Great pics man. From a phone???

    HTC Desire, haven't even edited them because I thought they looked good as they were

    Really looking forward to seeing lou's though.

  • The Boston Red Scott22/03/2011 at 17:35

    YES! :D Hopefully not the ones from Twilight. ;)

    I've heard of this twilight thing. if i looked it up on the internet would I find an article on it? ;) Just one of those things that I've let pass me by at the expense of trying to keep up with more important things like Eurovision....I mean F1.

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 17:36

    why didn't we go? did lewis wave at you????

    Did we not tell you of the video?

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 17:36

    Did we not tell you of the video?

    ?

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 17:36

    Worst headline of the day! http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/motorsport/3484252/AndyPriaulx-wins-first-race-of-Intercontinental-Le-Mans-Cup.html

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 17:36

    HTC Desire, haven't even edited them because I thought they looked good as they were

    They don't - they look great!

  • The Boston Red Scott22/03/2011 at 17:37

    Worst headline of the day! www.thesun.co.uk/…-Le-Mans-Cup.html

    Someone got a raise over that one! Mmmm....bacon....

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 17:37

    ?

    In the cafe they had a video of the Mercedes day you attended and an interview with Lewis sitting at the top, and at one point he turns around and waves.

    As in the same time you saw him, same place. I wasn;t there obviously but Lou is absolutely adamant it was that moment.

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 17:37

    Ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/team-lotus-sign-up-karun-chandhok-as-reserve-driver

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 17:37

    As in the same time you saw him, same place. I wasn;t there obviously but Lou is absolutely adamant it was that moment.

    w.o.w.

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 17:38

    HTC Desire, haven't even edited them because I thought they looked good as they were

    Mmm, takes good pictures. Big though. Not good for on the road sharing.

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 17:38

    Worst headline of the day! www.thesun.co.uk/…-Le-Mans-Cup.html

    Hah

  • lou22/03/2011 at 17:38

    As in the same time you saw him, same place. I wasn;t there obviously but Lou is absolutely adamant it was that moment.

    it was.. i commented it and everything!

    He waved to the crowds below... and we were the crowd below. Mr C waved back to Lewis... it must have been :)

  • Maverick22/03/2011 at 17:39

    Worst headline of the day! www.thesun.co.uk/…-Le-Mans-Cup.html

    The Sun even noticed?!?!

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 17:39

    It appears we all need to calm down:

    I think if I am being transferred to MotorSport I should be told. You will be hearing from the representative of the commentors uniion about this

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 17:39

    it was.. i commented it and everything!

    I thought you did! Thats why I assumed Mr C knew :)

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 17:40

    I thought you did! Thats why I assumed Mr C knew :)

    Always assume that Mr C doesn't have a clue what's going on, even if he's in the conversation itself.

  • Maverick22/03/2011 at 17:40

    The Sun even noticed?!?!

    Oh, he had to write it himself. Makes sense now.

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 17:40

    Always assume that Mr C doesn't have a clue what's going on, even if he's in the conversation itself.

    I don't know how I haven't learnt this yet!

  • lou22/03/2011 at 17:41

    HTC Desire, haven't even edited them because I thought they looked good as they were

    It's worth pointing out that the lighting of from the huuuuggggeee windows possibly helped the appearance of the quality. In dark lighting my htc doesn't produce great shots. But the lighting was very awesome.

    I suppose we need to figure out how we are gonna do a post together Lukeh?.. Do you wanna write your bit. and i'll see if i can add anything/ put my pics in. unless you'd rather use your pics?..

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 17:41

    I think if I am being transferred to MotorSport I should be told. You will be hearing from the representative of the commentors uniion about this

    Mr C asks if you read Motorsport first or Sidepodcast first? He thinks you might be a mole :)

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 17:43

    Kanaan in a KV Lotus

    http://twitpic.com/4c5s6p

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 17:44

    Mr C asks if you read Motorsport first or Sidepodcast first? He thinks you might be a mole :)

    I read articles on MotorSport every couple of weeks whereas I am here permanently.

    It just occurred to me that you meant the red version of read. In that case guilty as charged but it is your fault as the quality of your podcasts in the 70s was not so good and very difficult to access

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 17:44

    It just occurred to me that you meant the red version of read. In that case guilty as charged but it is your fault as the quality of your podcasts in the 70s was not so good and very difficult to access

    Hehehehe.

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 17:45

    Kanaan in a KV Lotus

    http://twitpic.com/4c5s6p

    Nice

    Is it just me or does everyone have problems opening twitpics?. It seems like every second or third attempt to open one gets a failure to load notice

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 17:46

    I suppose we need to figure out how we are gonna do a post together Lukeh?.. Do you wanna write your bit. and i'll see if i can add anything/ put my pics in. unless you'd rather use your pics?..

    I'll happily write my bit and send it your way through email and then you can add whatever your bit. I'll even do the stuff you hate like adding photos if you like ;) we could do it like me and gavin did before where we just did half each about Kangaroo TV.

    Would prefer your pics too I think (I'll probably include a link to mine at the end of what I write) if that's ok :)

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 17:47

    Is it just me or does everyone have problems opening twitpics?. It seems like every second or third attempt to open one gets a failure to load notice

    I have a lot of trouble with them, they almost always refuse to load in TweetDeck so I have to copy them to a browser, even then it can take a few attempts.

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 17:47

    Is it just me or does everyone have problems opening twitpics?. It seems like every second or third attempt to open one gets a failure to load notice

    I almost always get an error message on the first attempt

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 17:48

    Is it just me or does everyone have problems opening twitpics?. It seems like every second or third attempt to open one gets a failure to load notice

    No, me too. And Yfrog pics as well.

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 17:48

    It's worth pointing out that the lighting of from the huuuuggggeee windows possibly helped the appearance of the quality. In dark lighting my htc doesn't produce great shots. But the lighting was very awesome.

    That's what happens too when you don't put orange lights everywhere too see :)

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 17:48

    I have a lot of trouble with them, they almost always refuse to load in TweetDeck so I have to copy them to a browser, even then it can take a few attempts.

    I open them all in the browser and recently almost none of them load the first time

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 17:49

    I'll happily write my bit and send it your way through email and then you can add whatever your bit. I'll even do the stuff you hate like adding photos if you like ;) we could do it like me and gavin did before where we just did half each about Kangaroo TV.

    Yeah that worked really well ;)

  • lou22/03/2011 at 17:50

    Lukeh, lets discuss guest post via email :) prob an easier idea..

    ohhhh.. mr c... have you thought any more about the photographers i was emailing you about?

  • Alianora La Canta22/03/2011 at 17:50

    Worst headline of the day! www.thesun.co.uk/…-Le-Mans-Cup.html

    :D Very punny

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 17:50

    Lukeh, lets discuss guest post via email :) prob an easier idea..

    Oki doki :)

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 17:50

    Heheh

    @NickHeidfeld (last night)

    Down Under now, duly arrived in Melbourne. Looking foward to the weekend and the season to be started, but prior to that a lot of press work

    @OfficialLRGP (just now)

    @NickHeidfeld lots of press work...It's fun and you enjoy it ;)

  • Maverick22/03/2011 at 17:54

    Is it just me or does everyone have problems opening twitpics?. It seems like every second or third attempt to open one gets a failure to load notice

    No, me too. And Yfrog pics as well.

    Only Yfrog... I don't even bother opening Yfrog pics anymore

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 17:55

    I like this idea to help with those timelapse videos http://everyday-app.com/

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 17:56

    Only Yfrog... I don't even bother opening Yfrog pics anymore

    I've stuck to twitpic for no apparent reason... which one is best?

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 17:56

    I've stuck to twitpic for no apparent reason... which one is best?

    posterous.

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 17:57

    I've stuck to twitpic for no apparent reason... which one is best?

    I use Posterous. Plixi also seems reliable.

  • The Boston Red Scott22/03/2011 at 17:57

    posterous.

    I like posterous for posting videos and audio really easily. good for microblogging.

  • Adie22/03/2011 at 18:00

    Evening all.....

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 18:01

    Evening all.....

    hey chappie.

  • The Boston Red Scott22/03/2011 at 18:01

    Evening Adie,

    how's life treating you. Ready for 2011?

  • Alianora La Canta22/03/2011 at 18:01

    Evening all.....

    Good evening!

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 18:02

    Evening all.....

    hey hey :)

  • Maverick22/03/2011 at 18:03

    posterous.

    not tried posterous, so thought I'd give it a look

    still waiting for the page to load! :-D

  • Adie22/03/2011 at 18:03

    Can anyone, or would anyone mind summarising the flame war that's not really happening with Motorsport magazine in one sentence please??! I've seen stuff on Twitter but I'm confused to the casue??!

    how's life treating you. Ready for 2011?

    Not bad thank you. Busy as ever and venturing to Aberdeen for the day on Thursday for work. The plus side is I get to go on a plane. You?

    FP1 on Friday can't come soon enough!!!!

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 18:04

    still waiting for the page to load! :-D

    Same. Massive fail.

  • The Boston Red Scott22/03/2011 at 18:04

    still waiting for the page to load! :-D

    ouch. That doesn't bode well for me about to upload something in the next little while. here's a description that I found in the early days

    http://raddevon.com/posterous-minimalistic-microblogging-and-sharing/

  • Maverick22/03/2011 at 18:05

    still waiting for the page to load! :-D

    ouch. That doesn't bode well for me about to upload something in the next little while. here's a description that I found in the early days

    got a page!

    it's a 500 error page

  • The Boston Red Scott22/03/2011 at 18:06

    FP1 on Friday can't come soon enough!!!!

    I totally agree, but for me it's all about watching an F1 on the delay. I just can't get up early to watch the Aussie GP. I'm just not that keen on race 1. that's what ye olde VCR's are for.

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 18:06

    it's a 500 error page

    I tried uploading a pic of a Pizza Mrs. Goat baked for us the other day. Fail.

    Here's the twitpic that won't load either: http://www.twitpic.com/4a36il

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 18:06

    Can anyone, or would anyone mind summarising the flame war that's not really happening with Motorsport magazine in one sentence please??! I've seen stuff on Twitter but I'm confused to the casue??!

    Probably best to have a listen: http://sidepodcast.com/post/f1-debrief-interesting-and-worrying-in-equal-measures

    I'm not sure it's really with Motorsport, but it seems we're happy to take anyone on!

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 18:06

    FP1 on Friday can't come soon enough!!!!

    Tell me about it. Just hearing an F1 car again earlier was most awesome.

  • Alianora La Canta22/03/2011 at 18:07

    I totally agree, but for me it's all about watching an F1 on the delay. I just can't get up early to watch the Aussie GP. I'm just not that keen on race 1. that's what ye olde VCR's are for.

    For me it's part of the excitement. Though I'll admit looking forward to practice 3 more than practise 1...

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 18:07

    I totally agree, but for me it's all about watching an F1 on the delay. I just can't get up early to watch the Aussie GP. I'm just not that keen on race 1. that's what ye olde VCR's are for.

    I will be getting up and taking over my parents in law's house for Qually!

  • Adie22/03/2011 at 18:07

    Probably best to have a listen: sidepodcast.com/p…in-equal-measures

    Ah thanks....I actually have that downloaded and ready to roll. I'll listen to it when flying on Thursday.

  • The Boston Red Scott22/03/2011 at 18:09

    I will be getting up and taking over my parents in law's house for Qually!

    Do they love loud noise? My issue is the 2am start. I might be around for FP3 at 23:00 my time if anyone else is....

  • Adie22/03/2011 at 18:10

    Most of all I'm looking forward to watching in proper HD for the first time. Oh yes.

  • Alianora La Canta22/03/2011 at 18:10

    Do they love loud noise? My issue is the 2am start. I might be around for FP3 at 23:00 my time if anyone else is....

    I will be, snuggled up in a sleeping bag and celebrating my birthday with a bunch of V8s...

  • The Boston Red Scott22/03/2011 at 18:11

    Most of all I'm looking forward to watching in proper HD for the first time. Oh yes.

    Anyone know if the BBC will iplayer the HD version?

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 18:11

    Here's the twitpic that won't load either: http://www.twitpic.com/4a36il

    Would you believe that loaded first time?

  • The Boston Red Scott22/03/2011 at 18:11

    I will be, snuggled up in a sleeping bag and celebrating my birthday with a bunch of V8s...

    Haha! which V8s? assuming the F1 cars haven't changed engine styles over the xmas break?

  • The Boston Red Scott22/03/2011 at 18:12

    Would you believe that loaded first time?

    and for me!

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 18:12

    Do they love loud noise? My issue is the 2am start. I might be around for FP3 at 23:00 my time if anyone else is....

    Nope. They like sleep

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 18:12

    I'm not sure it's really with Motorsport, but it seems we're happy to take anyone on!

    Looks like Gavin involved them for daring to claim they had the best F1 podcast in the world

  • Alianora La Canta22/03/2011 at 18:13

    Anyone know if the BBC will iplayer the HD version?

    I think it iPlayers HD content, and see no reason why F1 wouldn't be included in the iPlayer HD policy.

  • The Boston Red Scott22/03/2011 at 18:13

    Nope. They like sleep

    aah so they're normal people :) I can handle two hours of noise, it's the longer daytona/indy/le mans where my brain begins to fry.

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 18:14

    Who is in charge of the sidepodcast dictionary? Every time I write sidepodcast or podcast in a comment I get a red line under it.

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 18:16

    Looks like Gavin involved them for daring to claim they had the best F1 podcast in the world

    Well really, it's fighting talk when you say that and your rivals are sidepodcast, 5Live, the teams, anotherf1podcast, F1rejects... etc...

  • The Boston Red Scott22/03/2011 at 18:16

    I think it iPlayers HD content, and see no reason why F1 wouldn't be included in the iPlayer HD policy.

    fingers crossed.

  • The Boston Red Scott22/03/2011 at 18:18

    lunch over. catch you all later.

  • Alianora La Canta22/03/2011 at 18:18

    lunch over. catch you all later.

    Have a good afternoon!

  • Adie22/03/2011 at 18:19

    lunch over. catch you all later.

    Bye. Don't work too hard ;)

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 18:19

    lunch over. catch you all later.

    later man

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 18:25

    FF4 doesn't like opening PDFs in Adobe Reader.

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 18:26

    FF4 doesn't like opening PDFs in Adobe Reader.

    Had a weird error today. We have a PDF with links in it which if you open in Adobe reader do not work, but if you open them in Internet Explorer they do.

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 18:26

    Ohh I just discovered Amy had the 500th comment on my blog. go Amy!

  • Alianora La Canta22/03/2011 at 18:31

    Haha! which V8s? assuming the F1 cars haven't changed engine styles over the xmas break?

    They're all on V8s. Have been since 2007.

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 19:00

    PING for a bit of a lengthy post about a recent bit of Muse news that's sent crazy fans even crazier

    http://toata.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/172-origin-of-controversy/

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 19:09

    Imagine sitting on a plane when a penguin goes for a stroll down the aisle

    http://uk.travel.yahoo.com/p-promo-3360986

  • Alianora La Canta22/03/2011 at 19:13

    Imagine sitting on a plane when a penguin goes for a stroll down the aisle

    :D Brilliant in-flight entertainment, and I bet the penguin appreciated the wander too.

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 19:14

    Imagine sitting on a plane when a penguin goes for a stroll down the aisle

    Can see the in flight stewards going down the asile

    "Choice of biscuit for a snack, sir?

    I'll have a peng...actually... maybe a Club"

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 19:14

    I'll have a peng...actually... maybe a Club"

    :lol:

  • Alianora La Canta22/03/2011 at 19:16

    I'll have a peng...actually... maybe a Club"

    As long as there are no seals on the flight with the penguin...

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 19:26

    Ping on behalf of Mr C: http://sidepodcast.com/post/the-invisible-touches

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 19:35

    Rankings ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/two-drivers-on-minus-points-in-christines-rankings

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 20:16

    I know people here have had great fun with helmet design competitions in the past and Lou even got a third? place prize in a Jenson Button helmet design comp. Well I just found on the McLaren site that they have a competition to design overalls for Jenson and Lewis for your local race. The UK comp doesn't open for another 16 days but if your race is earlier than that then you should be able to start creating your masterpiece now.

    Don't forget to let us see your creations.

    http://mclaren.com/page/hugo-boss-dress-me-for-the-finale-design-competition

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 20:18

    I know people here have had great fun with helmet design competitions in the past and Lou even got a third? place prize in a Jenson Button helmet design comp. Well I just found on the McLaren site that they have a competition to design overalls for Jenson and Lewis for your local race. The UK comp doesn't open for another 16 days but if your race is earlier than that then you should be able to start creating your masterpiece now.

    Ooh awesome!

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 20:23

    Team ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/renault-keep-their-grip-on-the-top-of-the-team-rankings

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 20:23

    Ooh awesome!

    We just need to make sure we have not forgotten about it in two weeks time.

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 20:50

    Right then! Just about to hit the road for Melbourne and a Joe evening.

    I wonder how long until I stop for breakfast......:-)

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 20:50

    Right then! Just about to hit the road for Melbourne and a Joe evening.

    I wonder how long until I stop for breakfast......:-)

    keep us updated sir!

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 20:50

    I wonder how long until I stop for breakfast......:-)

    Safe driving Paul!

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 20:51

    Safe driving Paul!

    thanks

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 20:51

    keep us updated sir!

    Will do!

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 20:53

    Ping: http://www.f1bigpicture.com/news/sebring-it-on

  • Pat W22/03/2011 at 21:02

    Right then! Just about to hit the road for Melbourne and a Joe evening.

    I wonder how long until I stop for breakfast......:-)

    Not long I hope, you can't drive on an empty stomach!

    Have fun.

  • lou22/03/2011 at 21:10

    my graphics flatmate just told me about his new fav film - Helvetica ... now talking about typefaces. Mr C would love it.

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 21:14

    my graphics flatmate just told me about his new fav film - Helvetica ... now talking about typefaces. Mr C would love it.

    tell him to watch objectified too.

  • lou22/03/2011 at 21:37

    tell him to watch objectified too.

    have passed on your recommendation :) hehe so much font talk.

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 21:38

    Lou,

    Did you see the link earlier for the design overalls for Jenson and Lewis comp?

  • lou22/03/2011 at 21:38

    Did you see the link earlier for the design overalls for Jenson and Lewis comp?

    noo??

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 21:39

    noo??

    http://mclaren.com/page/hugo-boss-dress-me-for-the-finale-design-competition

    The UK competition does not open for16 days yet

  • lou22/03/2011 at 21:49

    The UK competition does not open for16 days yet

    ohhhh!!! don't get to meet Jenson though. may be worth a shot though :)

  • lou22/03/2011 at 21:50

    Love the way they've called Abu Dhabi 'Aby Dhabi' :)

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 21:51

    ohhhh!!! don't get to meet Jenson though. may be worth a shot though :)

    Is that how you judge competitions? Look at the gallery. I think you could do better than most of them.

    http://www.hugoboss.com/uk/en/emag/mcLaren/index.php#/gallery

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 21:51

    Love the way they've called Abu Dhabi 'Aby Dhabi' :)

    Hahah, didnt even notice that :)

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 21:51

    Love the way they've called Abu Dhabi 'Aby Dhabi' :)

    That always gets on my wick

    Reminds me of the flintstones, not F1

  • lou22/03/2011 at 21:51

    Is that how you judge competitions? Look at the gallery. I think you could do better than most of them.

    hehehe nooo.. i'll give it a go but i would kinda like free GP tickets.. or a chance to meet Jenson.. or something :P

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 21:52

    hehehe nooo.. i'll give it a go but i would kinda like free GP tickets.. or a chance to meet Jenson.. or something :P

    Put that on the design

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 21:52

    Reminds me of the flintstones, not F1

    I get more distracted by the fact there's a footballer for Arsenal called Abu Diaby

  • lou22/03/2011 at 21:53

    www.hugoboss.com/…ndex.php#/gallery

    Jenson wearing black overalls is awesome. they should choose that one..

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 21:55

    Jenson wearing black overalls is awesome. they should choose that one..

    I just found one where Lewis has luminous green trousers on his overalls.

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 21:55

    I just found one where Lewis has luminous green trousers on his overalls.

    Yeah those ones are really odd!

  • lou22/03/2011 at 21:56

    I just found one where Lewis has luminous green trousers on his overalls.

    ohhh dearrrr.. am gonna give it a think before i do anything. Gonna take this seriously..*

    *hopes that i can go better than 3rd this time ;)

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 21:56

    Yeah those ones are really odd!

    Brought back Honda memories

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 21:56

    *hopes that i can go better than 3rd this time ;)

    Not that your competitive :)

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 21:57

    ohhh dearrrr.. am gonna give it a think before i do anything. Gonna take this seriously..*

    *hopes that i can go better than 3rd this time ;)

    I think you need to stick to McLaren's normal palette. Although blue seems to work well with those colours

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 21:58

    Not that your competitive :)

    Definitely not.

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:00

    Hi folks

    Another 3-6 inches of snow tomorrow night into Thursday. 10+ inches in northern CT bordering with Massachusetts.

  • lou22/03/2011 at 22:00

    Not that your competitive :)

    no.. and it's not like i like the idea of Jenson wearing overalls i've designed.. or anything either.. :)

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 22:00

    Another 3-6 inches of snow tomorrow night into Thursday. 10+ inches in northern CT bordering with Massachusetts.

    Heya Kai. It doesn;t want to stay away does it?

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 22:01

    no.. and it's not like i like the idea of Jenson wearing overalls i've designed.. or anything either.. :)

    :D

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:01

    Heya Kai. It doesn;t want to stay away does it?

    I don't mind it, but I am definitely in the minority. People are ready to blow.

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 22:01

    Another 3-6 inches of snow tomorrow night into Thursday. 10+ inches in northern CT bordering with Massachusetts.

    More snow? Now work for the rest of the week then

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 22:02

    I wondered why I couldn't get a train to cardiff this morning and now I see why on the welsh news - the entire line between newport and cardiff had no electricity this morning. How bizarre.

  • RG22/03/2011 at 22:02

    Another 3-6 inches of snow tomorrow night into Thursday. 10+ inches in northern CT bordering with Massachusetts.

    But its spring...

    Hi people.

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 22:03

    Hey Kai, RG

  • lou22/03/2011 at 22:03

    I think you need to stick to McLaren's normal palette. Although blue seems to work well with those colours

    yeah, was thinking something patriotic too. seeing as they're a British team at the British GP. :)

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 22:03

    Yum, breakfast on the road, best part of the trip!

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:03

    More snow? Now work for the rest of the week then

    hehe

    We may have a delay on Thursday, but I can't see anyone canceling school. We are already going to the end of June now. We're over those days off thingies.

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:04

    But its spring...

    Yeah. We had snow flurries the first day of spring.

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 22:04

    Another 3-6 inches of snow tomorrow night into Thursday. 10+ inches in northern CT bordering with Massachusetts.

    Did someone move CT to Northern Canada for Christmas and forget to bring it back?

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 22:05

    yeah, was thinking something patriotic too. seeing as they're a British team at the British GP. :)

    Good idea.

    I also think stars are out as there seem to be way too many of those randomly plastered over designs. There is on for Lewis that is just big stars all over it like a clown's suit

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:05

    Did someone move CT to Northern Canada for Christmas and forget to bring it back?

    Maybe that's what happened!

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 22:05

    Yum, breakfast on the road, best part of the trip!

    I love live commenting a journey. How far from Melbourne?

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:06

    Did someone move CT to Northern Canada for Christmas and forget to bring it back?

    I hope it's warmer for you guys next week, seeing as Mass if even further north. :)

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 22:06

    I also think stars are out as there seem to be way too many of those randomly plastered over designs. There is on for Lewis that is just big stars all over it like a clown's suit

    There's probably an really good idea just waiting to be thought of with a patriotic twist, luckily there's 16 days at least to have a good think about it.

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 22:06

    We may have a delay on Thursday, but I can't see anyone canceling school. We are already going to the end of June now. We're over those days off thingies.

    SO now you need to go even if you have to tunnel in under the snow

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 22:06

    I love live commenting a journey. How far from Melbourne?

    Ages to go, I've only just started. About 600km left

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 22:07

    Jason Swales looks excited for F1

    http://twitpic.com/show/thumb/4c8fc6

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 22:07

    Jason Swales looks excited for F1

    http://twitpic.com/show/thumb/4c8fc6

    Oops

    http://twitpic.com/4c8fc6

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 22:07

    Ages to go, I've only just started. About 600km left

    That could take you a couple of hours at least

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:08

    SO now you need to go even if you have to tunnel in under the snow

    Yeah. I'll be there by myself. They can do the extra day in June. I won't. :)

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 22:10

    That could take you a couple of hours at least

    At least. Right ! Back to the road

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 22:10

    I hope it's warmer for you guys next week, seeing as Mass if even further north. :)

    I dare it to try to be colder than Prague! :)

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 22:10

    being Amy from the Internet is not working out for me this year :(

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:10

    I dare it to try to be colder than Prague! :)

    oh my god! I forgot what veterans we are!

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 22:11

    Yeah. I'll be there by myself. They can do the extra day in June. I won't. :)

    :D

    Seems a bit unfair cutting into your holidays. It's not your fault it snowed

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 22:11

    I dare it to try to be colder than Prague! :)

    What kai needs is a giant seat :)

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 22:11

    being Amy from the Internet is not working out for me this year :(

    What's up?

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 22:11

    What's up?

    everyones going into the paddock but meeeeeeee

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 22:11

    oh my god! I forgot what veterans we are!

    Looks to be above freezing from next Wednesday onwards

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 22:12

    everyones going into the paddock but meeeeeeee

    Have you asked anyone for access?

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:12

    Seems a bit unfair cutting into your holidays. It's not your fault it snowed

    By law we have to do 180 days with kids in a school year and we have to do 185 or something with our workshops/in-service stuff.

  • lou22/03/2011 at 22:12

    everyones going into the paddock but meeeeeeee

    look out for Crofty?... or Jason?

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 22:12

    everyones going into the paddock but meeeeeeee

    But you are Amy from the internet. Don't Lotus, McLaren or Virgin know you are there.

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 22:12

    Have you asked anyone for access?

    I entered both ways that Paul and Pamela did :)

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 22:13

    By law we have to do 180 days with kids in a school year and we have to do 185 or something with our workshops/in-service stuff.

    Still unfair

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:13

    What kai needs is a giant seat :)

    :)

  • lou22/03/2011 at 22:13

    I entered both ways that Paul and Pamela did :)

    Say hii to them from the comments! :)

    Am so jealous you guys are near the paddock! Sooo excited F1 is back soon!!

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:14

    Looks to be above freezing from next Wednesday onwards

    Good. And I'm going to put my order in for sunshine, too.

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 22:15

    Just totally freaked out and immediately turned off my laptop, tonigt too many really odd things are happening to it...

    *slowly turns back on*

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 22:15

    I learnt how to configure the MiFi unit for different SIMs and Networks

    The interwebz seems to be saying go with T-Mobile

    Found that out the hard way

    #SillyAT&T

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:15

    Am so jealous you guys are near the paddock! Sooo excited F1 is back soon!!

    F1? You mean, soon?

    hehe

    I can't wait!!!!!!!

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 22:15

    Just totally freaked out and immediately turned off my laptop, tonigt too many really odd things are happening to it...

    Maybe it knows you were near Lou's Mac :)

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 22:16

    I entered both ways that Paul and Pamela did :)

    Grr I should have asked mr mclaren for you. Can't you tag along like we did last time

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 22:17

    Say hii to them from the comments!

    Vodafone soooo won't work at the track. It doesn't work just in the city so it definitely wont' work with 100,000 people in the same place!

    Am so jealous you guys are near the paddock! Sooo excited F1 is back soon!!

    heheh I'm not jealous of the other two, I just feel very unlucky! I've had more than my fair share of paddock tours in my life and I doubt any could top my one-on-one in Monza :)

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:17

    Found that out the hard way

    Yeah. The guy who tried to help me the first day saw me the second day and walked into the back so he didn't have to talk to me. hehe

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:17

    #SillyAT&T

    idiotas

  • lou22/03/2011 at 22:17

    Just totally freaked out and immediately turned off my laptop, tonigt too many really odd things are happening to it...

    did you turn it off or did it crash?

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 22:17

    Maybe it knows you were near Lou's Mac :)

    such a difference! but yeah, task manager had a lot of really dodgy stuff on it running, time to open Mr virus scan and the windows thingy

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 22:17

    Grr I should have asked mr mclaren for you. Can't you tag along like we did last time

    because they're on the thursday if I tag along I'll miss Lotus at the autograph stage so I'd rather stay there because if McLaren are more organised this year, which it sounds like they are, they'll say no and then there'll be no paddock and no Heikki

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 22:17

    Vodafone soooo won't work at the track. It doesn't work just in the city so it definitely wont' work with 100,000 people in the same place!

    Alistair?

  • lou22/03/2011 at 22:18

    I can't wait!!!!!!!

    i may have just squealed at one of my friends. she gave me the worried about your sanity look. :)

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 22:18

    Alistair?

    I think he might connect to vodafone too sometimes, he's having struggles. poor wee mite.

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 22:18

    because they're on the thursday if I tag along I'll miss Lotus at the autograph stage so I'd rather stay there because if McLaren are more organised this year, which it sounds like they are, they'll say no and then there'll be no paddock and no Heikki

    Booo

  • lou22/03/2011 at 22:20

    I'm expecting thousands of photos this weekend you lucky people. Have been getting withdrawals from F1 photos too.. so the more pics the better ;)

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:20

    i may have just squealed at one of my friends. she gave me the worried about your sanity look. :)

    Let 'em. They just don't get it. hehe

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:21

    I'm expecting thousands of photos this weekend you lucky people. Have been getting withdrawals from F1 photos too.. so the more pics the better ;)

    Yes, please help us out, we're jonesin'.

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 22:21

    Yes, please help us out, we're jonesin'.

    Hehe

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 22:26

    Phew, all sorted now it seems.

    #bloodywindows

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 22:28

    McLaren's overalls should be orange #oldschool

  • lou22/03/2011 at 22:28

    Let 'em. They just don't get it. hehe

    :) i have a massive can of Red Bull (with F1 cars on it and everything!) ready for Fridays day of lectures.. knowing full well it'll be the only way i'll be able to stay asleep after such little sleep... plus i've been buying special tea and everything... They kinda know i'm a bit excited but apparently the squeal that we only have 2 more days till i get to see an f1 car was a bit too much :)

  • lou22/03/2011 at 22:28

    McLaren's overalls should be orange #oldschool

    after seeing those victory shirts... i'm gonna go with that may not be the best idea now :)

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 22:28

    The Members link on the new McLaren website just takes you to the eShop so you can buy a membership. I have no idea how to get to the actual members section anymore :)

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 22:29

    :) i have a massive can of Red Bull (with F1 cars on it and everything!) ready for Fridays day of lectures.. knowing full well it'll be the only way i'll be able to stay asleep after such little sleep... plus i've been buying special tea and everything... They kinda know i'm a bit excited but apparently the squeal that we only have 2 more days till i get to see an f1 car was a bit too much :)

    They have only had a small end of season glimpse of lou in the f1 season... now they'll get the whole story see they know you better ;)

  • Andy Taylor22/03/2011 at 22:29

    Phew, all sorted now it seems.

    Have you installed Linux on it then? ;)

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 22:29

    McLaren's overalls should be orange #oldschool

    That is an interesting idea. I quite like that. Shame we can't get to play with the design toys to try it

  • lou22/03/2011 at 22:29

    They have only had a small end of season glimpse of lou in the f1 season... now they'll get the whole story see they know you better ;)

    yeah.. they keep saying that they know Lou.. but not F1 Lou :)

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 22:29

    Have you installed Linux on it then? ;)

    :D

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 22:30

    A 180mph Ice Cream Van from the Top Gear Festival at Kaylami

    About 5:50 into the vid http://bit.ly/hAinvF

  • lou22/03/2011 at 22:30

    gaahh Tumblr is down! :(

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 22:31

    after seeing those victory shirts... i'm gonna go with that may not be the best idea now :)

    Different orange. Traditional McLaren orange is more orange than the rocket red shirts

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 22:31

    Have you installed Linux on it then? ;)

    Has anyone tried Joli cloud yet?

  • lou22/03/2011 at 22:32

    Different orange. Traditional McLaren orange is more orange than the rocket red shirts

    ohhhh! okay. I doubt it would go with the vodafone red though :(

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 22:32

    ... They kinda know i'm a bit excited but apparently the squeal that we only have 2 more days till i get to see an f1 car was a bit too much :)

    Have you got a telly yet?

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 22:32

    Has anyone tried Joli cloud yet?

    i've had it on my netbook for about a year

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 22:32

    Different orange. Traditional McLaren orange is more orange than the rocket red shirts

    This: http://www.virgeweb.com/rage2/tag/mclarenorange01.jpg

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 22:32

    Different orange. Traditional McLaren orange is more orange than the rocket red shirts

    Tradionatal = actually quite nice

    Rocket red = WHY AM I STARING AT THE SUN

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 22:32

    i've had it on my netbook for about a year

    What do you think to it?

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 22:33

    A 180mph Ice Cream Van from the Top Gear Festival at Kaylami

    Jody has a 180mph ice cream van

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 22:33

    What do you think to it?

    love it much more than the stupid linux version that came with it.

  • lou22/03/2011 at 22:33

    Have you got a telly yet?

    no.. :( going home this weekend though! Gonna hope that internet is okay for Friday morning :) Am thinking that at 5:30 no one will be awake.. so it may be better.

    The boys have said they may bring their tv into the kitchen if they can watch f1 with me though.. so may do that for the next GP if i don't need to go home. :)

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 22:34

    ohhhh! okay. I doubt it would go with the vodafone red though :(

    That is why I wanted to try the design tool to see how bad that would look

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 22:34

    love it much more than the stupid linux version that came with it.

    Thinking of trying a dual boot on my Acer Aspire one - needs to have Windows for my VPN and possibly for Skype too.

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 22:34

    The boys have said they may bring their tv into the kitchen if they can watch f1 with me though.. so may do that for the next GP if i don't need to go home. :)

    You can strike a deal here, I think if they bring their telly into the kitchen to watch football it's only fair they do so for formula 1 too :)

  • lou22/03/2011 at 22:34

    That is why I wanted to try the design tool to see how bad that would look

    my limited knowledge of colour theory from the past semester suggests to me it wouldn't look great... may not look awful though.

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 22:35

    Thinking of trying a dual boot on my Acer Aspire one - needs to have Windows for my VPN and possibly for Skype too.

    there is skype on jolicloud, but the vpn thing makes sense :)

  • lou22/03/2011 at 22:35

    You can strike a deal here, I think if they bring their telly into the kitchen to watch football it's only fair they do so for formula 1 too :)

    two of the boys say they'll watch it with me.. but my worry is it wont be in the kitchen early enough.. they don't tend to get up before 4pm.

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:35

    yeah.. they keep saying that they know Lou.. but not F1 Lou :)

    They'll love you even more. :)

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 22:35

    two of the boys say they'll watch it with me.. but my worry is it wont be in the kitchen early enough.. they don't tend to get up before 4pm.

    :)

  • lou22/03/2011 at 22:36

    They'll love you even more. :)

    i so hope so. :) One joked that it would be the making or the breaking of our friendship! :)

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 22:37

    Why is Jody Scheckter wearing white overalls as he gets out of the Red Bull but Red Bull overalls a few seconds later when talking about enjoying it?

  • Alianora La Canta22/03/2011 at 22:38

    Why is Jody Scheckter wearing white overalls as he gets out of the Red Bull but Red Bull overalls a few seconds later when talking about enjoying it?

    Bad continuity editing?

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 22:38

    Bad continuity editing?

    :D

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 22:38

    Steven, Lou,

    I changed my overalls in iRacing to be McLaren Orange: http://www.twitpic.com/4c8ozw

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 22:39

    two of the boys say they'll watch it with me.. but my worry is it wont be in the kitchen early enough.. they don't tend to get up before 4pm.

    TV transfer needs to be in the kitchen overnight for Parc Ferme rules, I believe

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 22:39

    TV transfer needs to be in the kitchen overnight for Parc Ferme rules, I believe

    Indeed. No TV connection work can be done until the next practice session begins!

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:39

    Why is Jody Scheckter wearing white overalls as he gets out of the Red Bull but Red Bull overalls a few seconds later when talking about enjoying it?

    Horse of a different color overalls? Driver of a different color?

  • Kai22/03/2011 at 22:40

    TV transfer needs to be in the kitchen overnight for Parc Ferme rules, I believe

    hehe!

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 22:40

    I changed my overalls in iRacing to be McLaren Orange: http://www.twitpic.com/4c8ozw

    That looks fine but if you add McLaren's standard Vodafone section then it would probably look terrible

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 22:40

    TV transfer needs to be in the kitchen overnight for Parc Ferme rules, I believe

    Someone needs to watch over at all times too, and dont forget the cover over the top ;)

  • lou22/03/2011 at 22:40

    TV transfer needs to be in the kitchen overnight for Parc Ferme rules, I believe

    :D good idea! although am happy i'm at home during the early Aus GP cause i'd much rather be curled up on a nice sofa with my cat and faster internet than in our cold kitchen with a tv that probably wont even have red button :)

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 22:42

    That looks fine but if you add McLaren's standard Vodafone section then it would probably look terrible

    You can see some of the alternate patterns though.

    Incidentally this is how iRacing works - you pick 3 colours in a pattern you like and add some set sponsors.

  • Chris22/03/2011 at 23:00

    Evening all

  • Alianora La Canta22/03/2011 at 23:02

    Evening all

    Good evening.

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 23:07

    Hi Chris

    Looking forward to Melbourne?

  • Chris22/03/2011 at 23:09

    Looking forward to Melbourne?

    Oh,yes! It's been far too long...

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 23:09

    Amy, are you awake still?

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 23:10

    Pamela just reminded me it's been a year since we met. Another reason for cake, yay!

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 23:10

    Amy, are you awake still?

    it's 10am and I'm at work, course I'm awake :D

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 23:11

    it's 10am and I'm at work, course I'm awake :D

    Oh because you keep a normal sleep cycle? :P

    Pat and I know someone from another F1 forum who's going to the Melbourne Grand Prix (I sent her your daily and a link to the Joe thing via Twitter). I've never met her but she was keen to know if anyone else I knew was going...

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 23:11

    Stopped for coffee. I'm easily distracted :-)

  • Alianora La Canta22/03/2011 at 23:11

    it's 10am and I'm at work, course I'm awake :D

    :D

  • Bassano22/03/2011 at 23:12

    it's 10am and I'm at work, course I'm awake :D

    Perfect sleep catching up time if you can get away with it ;)

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 23:13

    Pat and I know someone from another F1 forum who's going to the Melbourne Grand Prix (I sent her your daily and a link to the Joe thing via Twitter). I've never met her but she was keen to know if anyone else I knew was going...

    cool cool, I'm also going to ask politely if details can be added to Thursdays daily and Pamela had the idea that we should ask Mr C if he can tweet about breakfast so the word shall be out there :)

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 23:14

    cool cool, I'm also going to ask politely if details can be added to Thursdays daily and Pamela had the idea that we should ask Mr C if he can tweet about breakfast so the word shall be out there :)

    Do you want everyone else to retweet?

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 23:14

    cool cool, I'm also going to ask politely if details can be added to Thursdays daily and Pamela had the idea that we should ask Mr C if he can tweet about breakfast so the word shall be out there :)

    Do you want me to add anything? Anyway, if you want to get in touch with her, she's @babinette on Twitter and her name is Sabine.

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 23:15

    Amy has me worried now, I don't think my brother will get in to the padock tour

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 23:17

    Amy has me worried now, I don't think my brother will get in to the padock tour

    did they not ask you if you had other people with you? they asked me last year, thats how i got jeremy on the list.

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 23:17

    Do you want me to add anything? Anyway, if you want to get in touch with her, she's @babinette on Twitter and her name is Sabine.

    is she a local?

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 23:17

    is she a local?

    Yep, Melburnian. Loves food.

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 23:17

    did they not ask you if you had other people with you? they asked me last year, thats how i got jeremy on the list.

    No :-(

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 23:18

    No

    booo mclaren. you might be lucky, they were very unorganised last year. but the 10pm phone call the night before is quite different to an email many days in advance so who knows. i'm quite pessimistic though remember :)

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 23:20

    booo mclaren. you might be lucky, they were very unorganised last year. but the 10pm phone call the night before is quite different to an email many days in advance so who knows. i'm quite pessimistic though remember :)

    I feel a bit guilty about asking them to just wait outside and hold my bag.

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 23:22

    Righ! 450km to go.

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 23:22

    Righ! 450km to go.

    Keep on trucking mate!

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 23:23

    I feel a bit guilty about asking them to just wait outside and hold my bag.

    I think paddock tours should always come in pairs, I felt bad about abandoning my brother outside in 2009.

  • Paul22/03/2011 at 23:24

    Keep on trucking mate!

    At least it's not as far as Adelaide

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 23:30

    At least it's not as far as Adelaide

    you'll never get here if you keep stopping to comment :D

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 23:30

    you'll never get here if you keep stopping to comment :D

    :D

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 23:31

    in other news, because everyone else will have better access than me I think it's only fair that someone else write the guest posts this year :D

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 23:32

    Amy did you see my comment earlier for you?

    You happened to get the 500th comment on my blog! I even have a prize for you!

  • Steven Roy22/03/2011 at 23:32

    in other news, because everyone else will have better access than me I think it's only fair that someone else write the guest posts this year :D

    Nice try

  • Christine22/03/2011 at 23:34

    in other news, because everyone else will have better access than me I think it's only fair that someone else write the guest posts this year :D

    We're counting on you Ms Amy.

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 23:37

    Amy did you see my comment earlier for you?

    You happened to get the 500th comment on my blog! I even have a prize for you!

    I should probbaly link to the prize where it says prize really #fail

    Here it is! I travvelled across the world just to get it see.

  • Mr C22/03/2011 at 23:39

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/i-can-sing-a-sidewall-a-song-for-pirelli

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 23:41

    We're counting on you Ms Amy.

    but their day will be so much more exciting than mine! And probably relayed back to you earlier than August.

  • RubberGoat22/03/2011 at 23:42

    ping: sidepodcast.com/p…-song-for-pirelli

    Oooh just in time for the daily ;)

  • Amy22/03/2011 at 23:42

    I should probbaly link to the prize where it says prize really #fail

    I saw that I had the comment but I didn't know there was a prize.

    I like it!

  • Lukeh22/03/2011 at 23:42

    I saw that I had the comment but I didn't know there was a prize.

    I forgot to post it in the comment then I forgot to post it in the comment reminding me to post it.

  • RubberGoat23/03/2011 at 00:00

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-24th-march-2011

  • Pat W23/03/2011 at 00:49

    is she a local?

    Yep, Melburnian. Loves food.

    Melbournian via Beirut :)

  • elephino23/03/2011 at 01:56

    http://twitpic.com/photos/elephino_

    Some pics from Bathurst.

  • Steven Roy23/03/2011 at 02:02

    Some pics from Bathurst.

    Better post this in the daily for the 23rd than the 22nd.

    Love the Nuvolari tortoise. :D

  • Steven Roy23/03/2011 at 02:05

    Why does Lowndes have a spike on top of his helmet? Camera?

  • Rory McClaren23/03/2011 at 03:54

    Why does Lowndes have a spike on top of his helmet? Camera?

    Steven I believe it's for the cooling run in V8 Supercar directly into the helmet, similar to the NASCAR system.

  • Steven Roy23/03/2011 at 18:30

    Steven I believe it's for the cooling run in V8 Supercar directly into the helmet, similar to the NASCAR system.

    Thanks Rory. Seems an odd place to put something like that. Or to put anything at all. I can't imagine that does anything for the structural rigidity of the helmet.