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?
someone I know on Twitter just got these
I'd be jealous if she had them for days other than Thursday, Thursday is a waste of a box :)
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
Looks like p#!@%*#ion is Tonys standard spelling for the word passion!
Saw this yesterday:
O RLY? On a podcast with an Indycar driver as a guest too?
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.
Mornings. Testing something...
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
hehe, oh yeah!
Yay for Karun
the iphoneless one here is confused. the iphone won't let you type ss?
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
Brilliant, that's made my morning! :D :D :D
ping: Something a little bit fun for you to try
Am testing a couple of internet connections. Does anybody know a sure-fire way to determine your public IP address on the fly?
If Karen gets a Friday drive, he's allowed back into Christine's Rankings. Woo!
His mum needs to have a chat with Tony
I have to pack. I hate packing :-(
aw it's only for a couple of days!
Ha! I just got a call from mclaren confirming the paddock tour. They are so nice :-)
with how little I took away for 5 weeks I find packing for 5 days very simple :D
I always take too much
Sorting out some passes at the mo'. Considering Monza next month for the F3
I am starting to feel I'm the only one in the world who doesn't :)
Ooh, a shiny new TV has arrived.
Oh very nice
that was fast!
What did you get in the end?
Imagine a world where you click a button and a TV arrives at your door two days later. Amazin.
Good choice :)
Beaks is at a steakhouse too. All this talk of steak. Why did I have maltesers for dinner :(
Maltesers is hardly a dinner
I ate enough to not want anymore food, thats for sure #sugardeath
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
Right up there with my no. 1 rule:
Never stand when you could sit, never sit when you could lie down
Have just seen the Karun news, hurrah! :)
T'is sweet indeed
You must be a paragon of health and fitness Simon ;)
Less of an adonis, more of a dollop!
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
Yes that might be a bad look
Same here. I was once told off for taking a bottle of shampoo with me... ...on a 2-hour hiking expedition!
Hehehehe. I am looking through the program. They have a "meet the grid girls" event on friday
What made it even less sensible was that the only water I encountered on the hike was a large dubiously-coloured pond...
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?
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.
One wonders if he'll just cut Valencia out altogether first
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?
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
Proper Politician then.
It looks bigger than it did in the shop.
Lucky you didn't get one of those 60 inch jobbies
That's because it's a big TV next to MASSIVE ones in the shop...
Mr C is a bit boggled by the HD greatness. He approves :)
It has Twitter on it too.
On a TV??
What next, garlic on bread???
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 :)
Nice photos Matt. Looked like a great event
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.
Excellent! What are the chances of convincing you for a guest post?
Preview? I don't think I will get the chance :-(
I'd be happy to, might take a couple of weeks though.....?
Excellent!! No rush at all :)
You could always blog it on your iPhone or iPad ;)
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!
Awesome. I (hearts) Bathurst. So much.
ah pants, somehow its midnight again.
i apologise in advance to joe when i zzzz at the sidepodtable :D
Wow that's awesome, thanks. :)
Pastor gets descriptive...
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.
Man, cake was good!
What kind of cake did you have?
Marzipan and almond cake, covered in chocolate.
The cake pastry tasted kinda like a bakewell tart..
Washed down with an Earl Grey tea, of course ;)
Ski-jumpers seem a bit mad in the head, why would you slide off a cliff? :) :)
All set up now?
I am the only tea drinker in Denmark - it's only a little bit better than being Vegetarian here ;)
wow, that is quite a television.
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.
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.
i love gavin's tweet's to motorsport magazine.
It never occurred to me that they've have any internet connection!
I read somewhere that as screens got thinner, sound quality has got worse as they can't fit decent speakers in them.
saw the back in the shop and thought 'well that might be interesting', but there was no mention of iplayer or twitter built in.
makes sense. f1 through a sub might be interesting, but not just yet!
not sure the room is big enough :)
Saw it. Very good.
Not enough depth for decent sized cones
Have you considered NAS Storage?
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!
erm. for what purpose?
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.
If you can, it sounds like the same thing to me...
firefox 4 full and final release is out:
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
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..."
Mr C and Alex, you can place your iPad orders at 1am on Friday
Unless you're a fan of queueing
it's been there since yesterday. i remember mentioning it in the comments. :D
Is it better to wait to upgrade Firefox or are a lot of the add-ons working from Day 1?
It was RC for me. Maybe it was a Mac thing
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.
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 :)
I mostly use Safari so I may wait a little while
fair enough. i'm not sure if it was available locally, but when CNET released a direct download link, I went for it. :)
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.
The 2011 F1 rules, as shared by an F1 champion:
He doesn't sound awfully sure on some of the new regs
hehe KERS system, deary me ;)
If he states them, does that mean they can punish him more when he cheats them?
GAAAH BAD ACRONYMMAGE!!!!
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.
Should've called it a Device to get KERD, then we could call it a lemon.
He published it this morning at 2am, and a few others which he did reply to.
for now i'll assume he's on jetlag recovery mode
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...
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
McLaren have launched their new website for this year: http://mclaren.com/formula1
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.
firefox 4 stats: http://glow.mozilla.org/
Am taking suggestions for Christine's Rankings now, if anyone has anything to offer up.
last firefox comment from me, promise.
Button at Bathurst
Lewis inviting people to jog with him in Melbourne
Beyond Button at Bathurst and Barrichello's movie comments to Adam Cooper, I can't think of anything
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).
Points for sauber :)
Perfect timing :)
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
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.
oooh I totally forgot about that
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!
It appears we all need to calm down:
Have uploaded my photos from Saturday to Flickr now: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lukehmuse/sets/72157626326863480/
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)
I recognise that building :)
Lou said on the day it looked a lot different without heavy wet rain ;)
You'll find out when our guest post arrives soon ;)
: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...
Hi from FF4
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
ha! I thought I might have missed it but I look forward to it.
you went to mercedes benz??
no reflection? vampires?
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!
YES! :D Hopefully not the ones from Twilight. ;)
i assumed you found the expoded mercedes inside the tate modern or something?
why didn't we go? did lewis wave at you????
I'm not sure if he thinks we are mental or just having a laugh with him :D
Great pics man. From a phone???
Either way is fine :)
Well I AM mental anyway!
HTC Desire, haven't even edited them because I thought they looked good as they were
Really looking forward to seeing lou's though.
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.
Did we not tell you of the video?
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
They don't - they look great!
Someone got a raise over that one! Mmmm....bacon....
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.
Mmm, takes good pictures. Big though. Not good for on the road sharing.
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 :)
The Sun even noticed?!?!
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
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.
Oh, he had to write it himself. Makes sense now.
I don't know how I haven't learnt this yet!
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?..
Mr C asks if you read Motorsport first or Sidepodcast first? He thinks you might be a mole :)
Kanaan in a KV Lotus
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
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'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 :)
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 almost always get an error message on the first attempt
No, me too. And Yfrog pics as well.
That's what happens too when you don't put orange lights everywhere too see :)
I open them all in the browser and recently almost none of them load the first time
Yeah that worked really well ;)
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?
:D Very punny
Oki doki :)
@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 ;)
Only Yfrog... I don't even bother opening Yfrog pics anymore
I like this idea to help with those timelapse videos http://everyday-app.com/
I've stuck to twitpic for no apparent reason... which one is best?
I use Posterous. Plixi also seems reliable.
I like posterous for posting videos and audio really easily. good for microblogging.
how's life treating you. Ready for 2011?
hey hey :)
not tried posterous, so thought I'd give it a look
still waiting for the page to load! :-D
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??!
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!!!!
Same. Massive fail.
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
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 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
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!
Tell me about it. Just hearing an F1 car again earlier was most awesome.
For me it's part of the excitement. Though I'll admit looking forward to practice 3 more than practise 1...
I will be getting up and taking over my parents in law's house for Qually!
Ah thanks....I actually have that downloaded and ready to roll. I'll listen to it when flying on Thursday.
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....
Most of all I'm looking forward to watching in proper HD for the first time. Oh yes.
I will be, snuggled up in a sleeping bag and celebrating my birthday with a bunch of V8s...
Anyone know if the BBC will iplayer the HD version?
Would you believe that loaded first time?
Haha! which V8s? assuming the F1 cars haven't changed engine styles over the xmas break?
and for me!
Nope. They like sleep
Looks like Gavin involved them for daring to claim they had the best F1 podcast in the world
I think it iPlayers HD content, and see no reason why F1 wouldn't be included in the iPlayer HD policy.
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.
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.
Well really, it's fighting talk when you say that and your rivals are sidepodcast, 5Live, the teams, anotherf1podcast, F1rejects... etc...
lunch over. catch you all later.
Have a good afternoon!
Bye. Don't work too hard ;)
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.
Ohh I just discovered Amy had the 500th comment on my blog. go Amy!
They're all on V8s. Have been since 2007.
PING for a bit of a lengthy post about a recent bit of Muse news that's sent crazy fans even crazier
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.
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"
As long as there are no seals on the flight with the penguin...
Ping on behalf of Mr C: http://sidepodcast.com/post/the-invisible-touches
Rankings ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/two-drivers-on-minus-points-in-christines-rankings
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.
Team ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/renault-keep-their-grip-on-the-top-of-the-team-rankings
We just need to make sure we have not forgotten about it in two weeks time.
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!
Safe driving Paul!
Not long I hope, you can't drive on an empty stomach!
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.
have passed on your recommendation :) hehe so much font talk.
Did you see the link earlier for the design overalls for Jenson and Lewis comp?
The UK competition does not open for16 days yet
ohhhh!!! don't get to meet Jenson though. may be worth a shot though :)
Love the way they've called Abu Dhabi 'Aby Dhabi' :)
Is that how you judge competitions? Look at the gallery. I think you could do better than most of them.
Hahah, didnt even notice that :)
That always gets on my wick
Reminds me of the flintstones, not F1
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
I get more distracted by the fact there's a footballer for Arsenal called Abu Diaby
Jenson wearing black overalls is awesome. they should choose that one..
I just found one where Lewis has luminous green trousers on his overalls.
Yeah those ones are really odd!
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 ;)
Brought back Honda memories
Not that your competitive :)
I think you need to stick to McLaren's normal palette. Although blue seems to work well with those colours
Another 3-6 inches of snow tomorrow night into Thursday. 10+ inches in northern CT bordering with Massachusetts.
no.. and it's not like i like the idea of Jenson wearing overalls i've designed.. or anything either.. :)
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.
More snow? Now work for the rest of the week then
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.
But its spring...
Hey Kai, RG
yeah, was thinking something patriotic too. seeing as they're a British team at the British GP. :)
Yum, breakfast on the road, best part of the trip!
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.
Yeah. We had snow flurries the first day of spring.
Did someone move CT to Northern Canada for Christmas and forget to bring it back?
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
Maybe that's what happened!
I love live commenting a journey. How far from Melbourne?
I hope it's warmer for you guys next week, seeing as Mass if even further north. :)
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.
SO now you need to go even if you have to tunnel in under the snow
Ages to go, I've only just started. About 600km left
Jason Swales looks excited for F1
That could take you a couple of hours at least
Yeah. I'll be there by myself. They can do the extra day in June. I won't. :)
At least. Right ! Back to the road
I dare it to try to be colder than Prague! :)
being Amy from the Internet is not working out for me this year :(
oh my god! I forgot what veterans we are!
Seems a bit unfair cutting into your holidays. It's not your fault it snowed
What kai needs is a giant seat :)
everyones going into the paddock but meeeeeeee
Looks to be above freezing from next Wednesday onwards
Have you asked anyone for access?
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.
look out for Crofty?... or Jason?
But you are Amy from the internet. Don't Lotus, McLaren or Virgin know you are there.
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!!
Good. And I'm going to put my order in for sunshine, too.
Just totally freaked out and immediately turned off my laptop, tonigt too many really odd things are happening to it...
*slowly turns back on*
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
F1? You mean, soon?
I can't wait!!!!!!!
Maybe it knows you were near Lou's Mac :)
Grr I should have asked mr mclaren for you. Can't you tag along like we did last time
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!
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 :)
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
did you turn it off or did it crash?
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
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
i may have just squealed at one of my friends. she gave me the worried about your sanity look. :)
I think he might connect to vodafone too sometimes, he's having struggles. poor wee mite.
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 ;)
Let 'em. They just don't get it. hehe
Yes, please help us out, we're jonesin'.
Phew, all sorted now it seems.
McLaren's overalls should be orange #oldschool
:) 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 :)
after seeing those victory shirts... i'm gonna go with that may not be the best idea now :)
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 :)
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 ;)
Have you installed Linux on it then? ;)
That is an interesting idea. I quite like that. Shame we can't get to play with the design toys to try it
yeah.. they keep saying that they know Lou.. but not F1 Lou :)
A 180mph Ice Cream Van from the Top Gear Festival at Kaylami
About 5:50 into the vid http://bit.ly/hAinvF
gaahh Tumblr is down! :(
Different orange. Traditional McLaren orange is more orange than the rocket red shirts
Has anyone tried Joli cloud yet?
ohhhh! okay. I doubt it would go with the vodafone red though :(
Have you got a telly yet?
i've had it on my netbook for about a year
Tradionatal = actually quite nice
Rocket red = WHY AM I STARING AT THE SUN
What do you think to it?
Jody has a 180mph ice cream van
love it much more than the stupid linux version that came with it.
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. :)
That is why I wanted to try the design tool to see how bad that would look
Thinking of trying a dual boot on my Acer Aspire one - needs to have Windows for my VPN and possibly for Skype too.
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 :)
my limited knowledge of colour theory from the past semester suggests to me it wouldn't look great... may not look awful though.
there is skype on jolicloud, but the vpn thing makes sense :)
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.
They'll love you even more. :)
i so hope so. :) One joked that it would be the making or the breaking of our friendship! :)
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?
I changed my overalls in iRacing to be McLaren Orange: http://www.twitpic.com/4c8ozw
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!
Horse of a different color overalls? Driver of a different color?
That looks fine but if you add McLaren's standard Vodafone section then it would probably look terrible
Someone needs to watch over at all times too, and dont forget the cover over the top ;)
: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 :)
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.
Looking forward to Melbourne?
Oh,yes! It's been far too long...
Amy, are you awake still?
Pamela just reminded me it's been a year since we met. Another reason for cake, yay!
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...
Stopped for coffee. I'm easily distracted :-)
Perfect sleep catching up time if you can get away with it ;)
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?
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.
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.
is she a local?
Yep, Melburnian. Loves food.
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.
Righ! 450km to go.
Keep on trucking mate!
I think paddock tours should always come in pairs, I felt bad about abandoning my brother outside in 2009.
At least it's not as far as Adelaide
you'll never get here if you keep stopping to comment :D
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
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!
We're counting on you Ms Amy.
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.
but their day will be so much more exciting than mine! And probably relayed back to you earlier than August.
Oooh just in time for the daily ;)
I saw that I had the comment but I didn't know there was a prize.
I like it!
I forgot to post it in the comment then I forgot to post it in the comment reminding me to post it.
Melbournian via Beirut :)
Some pics from Bathurst.
Better post this in the daily for the 23rd than the 22nd.
Love the Nuvolari tortoise. :D
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.
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.