Hi there.  Hope you’re having a great week!  I spent the weekend celebrating my sister in law’s birthday in Odense, then geocaching in a forest with some friends.  We left a trackable coin in a cache which is already on the move – we can’t wait to see where it ends up!

Right, so F1’s back on this week and the teams are heading to Spa as we speak.  Check out the Tweets of the Week and Christine’s Driver and Team Rankings to see what else they have been up to.  Also, listen to the Debrief if you haven’t already!

Jonny Noble has uploaded a great video by Shell to Google+ of an interview with John Surtees and Fernando Alonso about Spa – some great footage and very interesting!

There isn’t much more in the way of F1 news – there’s some stuff about it being 20 years since Michael Schumacher’s first race, which Peter Sauber apparently paid Schumi’s appearance fee to Eddie Jordan so he could get the drive and Schumi didn’t know about it until 2006… I am sure EJ will be crowing about it all weekend!

Red Bull went to Austin, Texas to do a demo run on the Grand Prix circuit – yes, you read that correctly!  It currently looks like this from the air, but that didn’t stop DC trying to drive it!  Also, check out this surreal F1 Big Picture – I’m surprised the horses didn’t get freaked out by all the noise!

If you need an F1 fix and like Lego, then check out this awesome stop-motion video – it’s very amusing!  Or check out this homage to the Nurburgring as a slot car track…

Lou’s taken some fab pics from the WSbR at Silverstone last weekend – check them out!  She’ll also be happy to tell you that Jenson is going to take part in the Race of Champions at the end of the year…

Finally, here’s an awesome combination of the Muppets and OK Go singing the Muppet Show Theme song – the ending is especially funny :D

So that’s all from me – I’m going bowling and then for a curry on Thursday, having some friends over for dinner Friday and then it’s F1 THIS WEEKEND!  I’m glad that the break is nearly over and that it’s Spa next – can you believe it’s been nearly a year since the awesome Sidepodspa trip?  I can’t… we had such an awesome time and I have so many happy memories and stories.  Just another sign of what a great place this site is and how awesome the community are :)

See you in the comments!

219 responses

  • Alison23/08/2011 at 23:14

    Sorry if this is stupid but what is a geocoin? The link didn't really enlighten me. Is it like those numbers they pin on animals and you're supposed to report sightings of the animals with the tags?

  • Amy23/08/2011 at 23:16

    oh small victory, overnight IT have updated my work PC from IE6 to IE7. At least now my own companies website doesn't tell me my browser is unsupported :)

  • Steven Roy23/08/2011 at 23:20

    Jonny Noble has uploaded a great video by Shell to Google+ of an interview with John Surtees and Fernando Alonso about Spa

    Love the video. Shame that they are re-writing history. I seem to remember that Ferrari ran with Agip in preference to Shell for many years but Alonso's comments suggest that never happened. Great to see him looking natural and comfortable dealing with Surtees

  • Steven Roy23/08/2011 at 23:22

    Sorry if this is stupid but what is a geocoin? The link didn't really enlighten me. Is it like those numbers they pin on animals and you're supposed to report sightings of the animals with the tags?

    Not just me then. Geo-caching is hiding stuff for people to try to find so presumably a geocoin is a thing designed to be used for this purpose and it is somehow trackable either by people logging in somewhere and saying so or by some more advanced technological means

  • Steven Roy23/08/2011 at 23:23

    oh small victory, overnight IT have updated my work PC from IE6 to IE7. At least now my own companies website doesn't tell me my browser is unsupported :)

    YAY. I hear IE7 is very advanced

  • Steven Roy23/08/2011 at 23:23

    Not just me then. Geo-caching is hiding stuff for people to try to find so presumably a geocoin is a thing designed to be used for this purpose and it is somehow trackable either by people logging in somewhere and saying so or by some more advanced technological means

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocoin

  • Amy23/08/2011 at 23:24

    YAY. I hear IE7 is very advanced

    my other work computer has IE8, gosh I'm spoiled ;)

  • Steven Roy23/08/2011 at 23:24

    my other work computer has IE8, gosh I'm spoiled ;)

    That is really advanced

  • RG23/08/2011 at 23:26

    Just wondering, since I saw his name come up today when I was at Sunderland Uni, but who is the Steven who works at Autosport?

  • Steven Roy23/08/2011 at 23:28

    Just wondering, since I saw his name come up today when I was at Sunderland Uni, but who is the Steven who works at Autosport?

    erm.......... didn't it give his surname?

    http://twitter.com/#!/teamanglais ?

  • RG23/08/2011 at 23:30

    erm.......... didn't it give his surname?

    Nah, they only showed his first name and an interview with Brendan Hartley in Autosport.

    But thanks, I've never come across him before.

  • Alison23/08/2011 at 23:31

    Not just me then. Geo-caching is hiding stuff for people to try to find so presumably a geocoin is a thing designed to be used for this purpose and it is somehow trackable either by people logging in somewhere and saying so or by some more advanced technological means

    Kind of like those tags on bird's legs then :D

  • Steven Roy23/08/2011 at 23:33

    But thanks, I've never come across him before.

    I have only seen him and Stuart talking on twitter

  • Steven Roy23/08/2011 at 23:34

    Kind of like those tags on bird's legs then :D

    Except you can't hide the birds in holes in trees and expect them to stay there for weeks

  • Alison23/08/2011 at 23:36

    Except you can't hide the birds in holes in trees and expect them to stay there for weeks

    Isn't that kind of the point though that you track them from place to place.

  • Steven Roy23/08/2011 at 23:37

    Isn't that kind of the point though that you track them from place to place.

    Seems to be

  • Mr C23/08/2011 at 23:38

    But thanks, I've never come across him before.

    I have only seen him and Stuart talking on twitter

    works for team lotus now.

  • Alison23/08/2011 at 23:39

    Seems to be

    You could glue them down like in the twits.

  • Steven Roy23/08/2011 at 23:40

    works for team lotus now.

    I had no idea

  • Steven Roy23/08/2011 at 23:40

    You could glue them down like in the twits.

    twits?

  • RG23/08/2011 at 23:41

    works for team lotus now.

    Bah, they need to update them slides.

    They even had the Newcastle Vipers still in, rookie error.

  • Alison23/08/2011 at 23:41

    twits?

    Book. Roald Dahl. I'm sure that involved supergluing birds.

  • Mr C23/08/2011 at 23:42

    Bah, they need to update them slides.

    hehe

    http://uk.linkedin.com/in/anglais

  • Alison23/08/2011 at 23:44

    Book. Roald Dahl. I'm sure that involved supergluing birds.

    Woohoo for my memory!

    "Mr. and Mrs. Twit are two ugly, smelly, nasty, stupid people who spend their lives playing nasty tricks on each other. They also enjoy being cruel to animals, which they do by luring birds to glue-smothered trees so they can be baked into bird pie"

  • Steven Roy23/08/2011 at 23:44

    Book. Roald Dahl. I'm sure that involved supergluing birds.

    They put that in a children's book

  • RG23/08/2011 at 23:45

    hehe

    Cheers mate.

  • Alison23/08/2011 at 23:45

    They put that in a children's book

    I'm not making it up http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twits

  • Steven Roy23/08/2011 at 23:45

    Woohoo for my memory!

    Gold star for remembering

  • Mr C23/08/2011 at 23:45

    They put that in a children's book

    he wasn't a very nice man (supposedly): http://kottke.org/11/06/the-unpleasant-roald-dahl

  • Steven Roy23/08/2011 at 23:48

    he wasn't a very nice man (supposedly): kottke.org/11/06/…easant-roald-dahl

    Sounds like a real charmer. Without getting into politics many, many people were sympathetic to the Nazi cause

  • Alison23/08/2011 at 23:48

    In the end the people stand on their head's for too long and they squash themselves. Looking back, it is an odd choice for a children's story.

  • Mr C23/08/2011 at 23:49

    In the end the people stand on their head's for too long and they squash themselves. Looking back, it is an odd choice for a children's story.

    heh

  • Steven Roy23/08/2011 at 23:50

    In the end the people stand on their head's for too long and they squash themselves. Looking back, it is an odd choice for a children's story.

    There were some very odd children's books written in the past

  • Alison23/08/2011 at 23:53

    There were some very odd children's books written in the past

    I used to obsessively read "A Little Princess" when I was young which is about a tormented orphan.

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 00:30

    cheers for the daily mr gavin. i have found a site that would've been suitable for linkage too. not sure if this has made a daily post before, but i like everything on it:

    http://www.skrekkogle.com/

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 00:36

    cheers for the daily mr gavin. i have found a site that would've been suitable for linkage too. not sure if this has made a daily post before, but i like everything on it:

    That is interesting. Printing in chocolate powder sounds interesting although I guess the ink would be licked off all the time. Printing with dog ashes is an unusual thought to come up with.

    I love the solitaire sculpture though

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 03:39

    am in the midst of learning some new tools, and used some old franck footage to practice with. think it came out okay:

    http://t.co/BMhuUn6

    christine was hiding somewhere behind the pillar to the left during filming :)

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 03:50

    am in the midst of learning some new tools, and used some old franck footage to practice with. think it came out okay:

    Looks good. Hiding behind a pillar is good idea. You never know when a racing driver may pounce

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 03:56

    Looks good. Hiding behind a pillar is good idea. You never know when a racing driver may pounce

    he does look vicious :)

  • RubberGoat24/08/2011 at 07:53

    Sorry if this is stupid but what is a geocoin? The link didn't really enlighten me. Is it like those numbers they pin on animals and you're supposed to report sightings of the animals with the tags?

    Not just me then. Geo-caching is hiding stuff for people to try to find so presumably a geocoin is a thing designed to be used for this purpose and it is somehow trackable either by people logging in somewhere and saying so or by some more advanced technological means

    Apologies. On second look, the link doesn't say much I suppose. Not trying to make anyone look stupid or anything. I just wrote the Daily too late and didn't have enough brain left to proof read it properly.

    So Geocaching is like treasure hunting with GPS. The treasure is usually a small tupperware box with some trinkets in it. One of the things you may find in there is a geocoin. This is a coin with a tracking number, kinda like a courier parcel has.

    The idea is that somebody will take it and place it somewhere else in another package. When they do this, they are supposed to log it on the geocaching website so I can track where it goes.

    There is another type of object called a Travelbug which works the same way, but usually has a mission - for example to get to a certain destination.

    Geocaching was certainly a lot of fun and with the iPhone/iPad App it's very cool to track things on a map. You end up going somewhere you wouldn't normally go and it's usually a nice walk ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 08:17

    Morning all,

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 08:21

    Some changes at the management at Team Lotus - Riad Asmat moves up.

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/asmat-gets-a-promotion/

  • That'll be the Day24/08/2011 at 09:00

    How well do you know your Formula 1 history?

    The book That'll be the Day: 365 F1 Stories takes a look at significant moments or quirky happenings on this day in Grand Prix history. Can you guess what event the following describes?

    - Which driver's F1 debut came at his home race held on this day in 2003?

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 09:14

    Oooohh...Pippa Mann is to be a guest on the Simon Mayo show on BBC Radio 2 tonight between 6.30-7pm

  • Journeyer24/08/2011 at 09:16

    Some changes at the management at Team Lotus - Riad Asmat moves up.

    Loyalty pays, indeed.

    Morning all.

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 09:18

    Morning Journeyer

  • Marti24/08/2011 at 12:10

    Good morning everyone.

    I am on my vacations, so I am not online as much as I use to.

    How are you all? :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 12:54

    HI Marti,

    All good. Hope you are enjoying your holidays

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 13:44

    he wasn't a very nice man (supposedly): kottke.org/11/06/…easant-roald-dahl

    Sounds like a real charmer. Without getting into politics many, many people were sympathetic to the Nazi cause

    it conveniently ignores the fact that during the war when he wasn't shooting down Nazis in the RAF, he was working with MI6 and producing Allied propaganda. He might have been anti-Israli but he wasn't a Nazi-sympathasizer

  • RubberGoat24/08/2011 at 13:48

    it conveniently ignores the fact that during the war when he wasn't shooting down Nazis in the RAF, he was working with MI6 and producing Allied propaganda. He might have been anti-Israli but he wasn't a Nazi-sympathasizer

    Also this is printed after his death. We don't know why that person thinks that about him or what their agenda is/was.

    Besides, I like his books for what they were, not for who he was.

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 13:50

    Nice... Just heard it's looking more and more likely that Seb Bourdais will be IndyCar full time from next year, only stepping back to LMP at Le Mans and a couple of other events.

  • RubberGoat24/08/2011 at 13:56

    Nice... Just heard it's looking more and more likely that Seb Bourdais will be IndyCar full time from next year, only stepping back to LMP at Le Mans and a couple of other events.

    Now we just need Paul Tracy...

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 13:58

    Now we just need Paul Tracy...

    Tracy has pretty announced his retirement for the end of 2012, so I believe he's trying to get some funding on the back of his "farewell tour".

    Pretty much like what Bobby Rahal did in 1998 (only Rahal did everything with a lot more panache and intelligence).

  • RubberGoat24/08/2011 at 13:59

    Now we just need Paul Tracy...

    Tracy has pretty announced his retirement for the end of 2012, so I believe he's trying to get some funding on the back of his "farewell tour".

    Pretty much like what Bobby Rahal did in 1998 (only Rahal did everything with a lot more panache and intelligence).

    I just wanna see 'em crash and fight. It would be great for the series!

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 14:00

    i love that lotus give this kind of insight:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnFtVsf6M3o

    group CEO and he's sat on the floor in front of an f1 car :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 14:00

    I just wanna see 'em crash and fight.

    Again.

    ;)

    It would be great for the series!

    Battles for 15th tend to get less press.

  • RubberGoat24/08/2011 at 14:02

    Battles for 15th tend to get less press.

    We'll see ;)

  • RubberGoat24/08/2011 at 14:02

    group CEO and he's sat on the floor in front of an f1 car :)

    Meh, I saw a prince stand in line for the lunch queue a couple of weeks ago ;)

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 14:04

    Meh, I saw a prince stand in line for the lunch queue a couple of weeks ago ;)

    youtube or it didn't happen ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 14:05

    Meh, I saw a prince stand in line for the lunch queue a couple of weeks ago ;)

    Did he have a guitar with him? Sing "Purple Rain" for the rest of the canteen?

  • RubberGoat24/08/2011 at 14:05

    Meh, I saw a prince stand in line for the lunch queue a couple of weeks ago ;)

    youtube or it didn't happen ;)

    Didn't happen then!

  • RubberGoat24/08/2011 at 14:05

    Meh, I saw a prince stand in line for the lunch queue a couple of weeks ago ;)

    Did he have a guitar with him? Sing "Purple Rain" for the rest of the canteen?

    No, he was wearing a fireproof suit as he was driving a race car later :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 14:06

    No, he was wearing a fireproof suit as he was driving a race car later :)

    Oh right? Did he win?

  • RubberGoat24/08/2011 at 14:08

    No, he was wearing a fireproof suit as he was driving a race car later :)

    Oh right? Did he win?

    Nah he lost to Emanuele Pirro, it was a pro-am race. He had a Mk.I Lotus Cortina and Pirro had a lovely orange and black BMW 2002.

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 14:09

    Nah he lost to Emanuele Pirro,

    Oh. So he didn't party like it was 1999 then? Sign o' the times, I suppose...

  • Kai24/08/2011 at 14:10

    If anyone wants to chat to the Andrettis they're doing a live chat Saturday at 9am PST (GMT-8?).

    http://indyreg.cloudapp.net/

  • Journeyer24/08/2011 at 14:29

    i love that lotus give this kind of insight:

    www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=jnFtVsf6M3o

    group CEO and he's sat on the floor in front of an f1 car :)

    The best part is 7 seconds in - check out the guy passing by in the background. Nothing flashy about this video. :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 14:30

    The best part is 7 seconds in - check out the guy passing by in the background. Nothing flashy about this video. :D

    :D

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 14:31

    Oh. So he didn't party like it was 1999 then? Sign o' the times, I suppose...

    :) :)

  • Journeyer24/08/2011 at 14:32

    DaveFurst: So, #IndyCar Loudon results upheld-Ruling is spinning happened before green came out.

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 14:34

    DaveFurst: So, #IndyCar Loudon results upheld-Ruling is spinning happened before green came out.

    So... they are saying it was yellow, then Danica spun, then Race Control went green............ There's a head on shot that disputes this though. It was shown in slow motion on Speed TV the other day.

  • Journeyer24/08/2011 at 14:34

    DaveFurst: So, #IndyCar Loudon results upheld-Ruling is spinning happened before green came out.

    And the video confirms that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNTNb2-eQUA

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 14:36

    And the video confirms that: www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=LNTNb2-eQUA

    Race Control only control the circuit lights and the driver panels, not the flags. This is crazy - they set a new precedent that conflicts with their own rules.

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 14:38

    Firstly, I think it's for the best that the original finishing order as announced on the day is upheld - if only for the fans that attended the race, but....

    Race Control have just introduced a brand new rule that goes against their own rules. That's just utterly stupid.

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 14:42

    As per Marshall Pruett's piece on Speed when he went through the rule book after the race:

    Does the starter waving the yellow flag moments after the crash started have any official bearing?

    No. There are no provisions in the rulebook for automatic yellows or starter-induced yellows. The start of a crash does not automatically mean the race is under caution, nor does the flagger waving the yellow mean anything official.

    Race Control must decide to go yellow and manually activate the TCR (Track Condition Radio) system for a caution period to start.

  • Journeyer24/08/2011 at 14:42

    Race Control have just introduced a brand new rule that goes against their own rules. That's just utterly stupid.

    Watch them contradict it anyway the next chance they get.

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 14:43

    Watch them contradict it anyway the next chance they get.

    Unbelievable. Just unbelievable.

  • Journeyer24/08/2011 at 14:44

    Race Control must decide to go yellow and manually activate the TCR (Track Condition Radio) system for a caution period to start.

    Which we didn't see. The TV graphics showed a lead change before they called out the caution, which does make you wonder.

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/08/2011 at 14:45

    Which we didn't see. The TV graphics showed a lead change before they called out the caution, which does make you wonder.

    There's a separate angle that solely looks at the circuit head on. It clearly showed the yellow light coming off for 2.8 seconds, signalling green flag conditions.

  • Christine24/08/2011 at 15:50

    This is rather unfortunate: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14653371

    Bring back the shuttles!!

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 15:56

    This is rather unfortunate: www.bbc.co.uk/new…ironment-14653371

    "where is it?"

    *shrugs*

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 16:12

    Bring back the shuttles!!

    thank heavens it wasn't a shuttle

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 16:23

    the autosport podcast is making a comeback:

    @glenn_autosport: Just finished recording the first AUTOSPORT podcast for more than two years. Look out for it on the website later in the week

  • Christine24/08/2011 at 16:35

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/belgium-2011-race-information

  • jpancoast24/08/2011 at 16:37

    Senna ticket, purchased! w00t!

  • Rubbergoat24/08/2011 at 16:44

    the autosport podcast is making a comeback:

    Will they wait two years to make a subsequent one?

  • Journeyer24/08/2011 at 16:49

    Will they wait two years to make a subsequent one?

    :D

    I have a question: has anyone here heard of Racing Underground's successor, and more importantly, does anyone have an invite to it?

  • Rubbergoat24/08/2011 at 16:50

    I have a question: has anyone here heard of Racing Underground's successor, and more importantly, does anyone have an invite to it?

    Yes and yes.

    Racingfor.me

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 16:50

    Will they wait two years to make a subsequent one?

    :)

    i assume it's in response to motorsport's show becoming popular and getting names like murray to come into the studio. i doubt they want to do one, but they have to react.

  • Journeyer24/08/2011 at 16:50

    I have a question: has anyone here heard of Racing Underground's successor, and more importantly, does anyone have an invite to it?

    Yes and yes.

    Racingfor.me

    Didn't want to name the URL here. :) Will send you an email.

  • Journeyer24/08/2011 at 16:53

    Didn't want to name the URL here. :) Will send you an email.

    And sent.

  • Rubbergoat24/08/2011 at 16:58

    And sent.

    Sorted.

  • Sidepodcast Classics24/08/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the Sidepodcast back catalogue.

    - Live: The 2011 Boat Race

    Originally published 26 March 2011.

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 17:01

    Didn't want to name the URL here. :) Will send you an email.

    what happened to the old site?

  • Rubbergoat24/08/2011 at 17:02

    what happened to the old site?

    Basically the owners parted ways because some of them didn't have time anymore. So the others who did started a new site.

  • Christine24/08/2011 at 17:19

    Official but saying little: http://www.lotusrenaultgp.com/6308-Bruno-Senna-to-race-for-Lotus.html

  • Christine24/08/2011 at 17:22

    Ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/fia-ban-drs-use-through-eau-rouge

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 17:26

    Basically the owners parted ways because some of them didn't have time anymore. So the others who did started a new site.

    got ya.

  • Pat W24/08/2011 at 17:33

    Basically the owners parted ways because some of them didn't have time anymore. So the others who did started a new site.

    The guy who ran the old one runs the new one though..

  • Pat W24/08/2011 at 17:50

    Pippa Mann is on Radio 2 now with Simon Mayo, if anyone is interested

  • Journeyer24/08/2011 at 18:27

    Official but saying little: www.lotusrenaultg…ce-for-Lotus.html

    Is it time to lawyer up? Looks like the CRB may be needed for the first time in a while.

    Note the lack of any PR statement from Nick.

  • Christine24/08/2011 at 18:42

    A Mr C ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/revised-graphics-for-f1-tyre-allocations

  • Marti24/08/2011 at 19:16

    Hello :)

    How are you all?

  • Lukeh24/08/2011 at 19:40

    evening guys :)

    yaaaay for Bruno!

  • Lukeh24/08/2011 at 19:57

    I bring a PING with me to:

    http://summerportrait.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/a-view-from-eau-rouge/

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 20:03

    Official but saying little: www.lotusrenaultg…ce-for-Lotus.html

    Is it time to lawyer up? Looks like the CRB may be needed for the first time in a while.

    Note the lack of any PR statement from Nick.

    i thought he was on a race-by-race contract actually

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 20:24

    yaaaay for Bruno!

    you shoulda gone to spa this year too :)

  • Lukeh24/08/2011 at 20:30

    you shoulda gone to spa this year too :)

    if only :(

    Especially as the first three retirees from last years race were rubens, bruno and jenson!

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 20:30

    ping! http://www.vivaf1.com/blog/?p=8129

  • Alison24/08/2011 at 20:31

    Ooooh a month today I'm moving to Southampton. If only to put a damper on things though, I've just received an invoice for my fees....

  • Lukeh24/08/2011 at 20:35

    Ooooh a month today I'm moving to Southampton. If only to put a damper on things though, I've just received an invoice for my fees....

    You should've never looked at the invoice. if you never looked at it, it never happened :)

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 20:36

    This is rather unfortunate: www.bbc.co.uk/new…ironment-14653371

    Bring back the shuttles!!

    That rocket and variations of it have been used for decades. They very rarely go wrong. The good thing with this kind of failure is that had their been a crew on board they would almost certainly have been fine

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 20:37

    You should've never looked at the invoice. if you never looked at it, it never happened :)

    you might need to look away when the bailiffs turn up too

  • Lukeh24/08/2011 at 20:38

    you might need to look away when the bailiffs turn up too

    homer simpson taught me of this method, so it must be a useful technique

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 20:39

    homer simpson taught me of this method, so it must be a useful technique

    it was on TV? it must be true!

  • Alison24/08/2011 at 20:42

    You should've never looked at the invoice. if you never looked at it, it never happened :)

    If I throw it away, can I pretend it never happened?

  • Alison24/08/2011 at 20:44

    you might need to look away when the bailiffs turn up too

    If you close the windows and doors, they're not allowed to come in :D :D

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 20:45

    If I throw it away, can I pretend it never happened?

    but you'd then have to pretend you never threw it away too, and then it gets very, very complicated

  • Alison24/08/2011 at 20:45

    but you'd then have to pretend you never threw it away too, and then it gets very, very complicated

    Post it to my dad then? :)

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 20:46

    Ooooh a month today I'm moving to Southampton. If only to put a damper on things though, I've just received an invoice for my fees....

    You knew that invoice was coming. I am sure you will be glad that it is getting closer

  • Alison24/08/2011 at 20:49

    You knew that invoice was coming. I am sure you will be glad that it is getting closer

    It's frankly terrifying!! Expensive Nick holiday abandoned in favour of more time working like a loony!!

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 20:54

    It's frankly terrifying!! Expensive Nick holiday abandoned in favour of more time working like a loony!!

    It will be worth it in the end

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 20:57

    Post it to my dad then? :)

    ah... an SEP or Somebody Else's Problem

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 21:11

    Kimi Raikkonen has had his first Peugeot test and Franck was there too

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/93911

  • RG24/08/2011 at 21:12

    Kimi Raikkonen has had his first Peugeot test and Franck was there too

    Wow, he is literally doing every racing series going.

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 21:14

    Wow, he is literally doing every racing series going.

    He said a few days ago that he didn't just want to do Le Mas but wanted to do a few more races in the series. Maybe he has his eye on the endurance championship. I can't think of another F1 champion who ever won that one too

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 21:16

    Kimi Raikkonen has had his first Peugeot test and Franck was there too

    i was saying at the weekend that i'd love to see him do Le Mans. in my ideal world i want montoya to be his co-driver, probably with villeneuve as the third

  • jpancoast24/08/2011 at 21:18

    i was saying at the weekend that i'd love to see him do Le Mans. in my ideal world i want montoya to be his co-driver, probably with villeneuve as the third

    the car wouldn't last long enough between those two to get Kimi a stint.

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 21:19

    i was saying at the weekend that i'd love to see him do Le Mans. in my ideal world i want montoya to be his co-driver, probably with villeneuve as the third

    That would be an interesting combination. It's a shame F1 drivers don't do Le Mans any more. Imagine Alonso and Massa leading Ferrari teams with Hamilton, Button and di Resta in a McLaren and Schumacher, Rosberg and co in Mercs.

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 21:20

    I can't think of another F1 champion who ever won that one too

    Ickx would be closest to bagging the pair I think

  • RG24/08/2011 at 21:21

    That would be an interesting combination. It's a shame F1 drivers don't do Le Mans any more. Imagine Alonso and Massa leading Ferrari teams with Hamilton, Button and di Resta in a McLaren and Schumacher, Rosberg and co in Mercs.

    Probably because Bernie loves having races on the same day as it.

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 21:22

    Probably because Bernie loves having races on the same day as it.

    perhaps the FIA will sort that out

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 21:23

    Ickx would be closest to bagging the pair I think

    Probably. He was runner up to Rindt in 1970 and was in the awful position that Rindt had been killed at Monza and he was the only person who could score more points. Naturally he wanted to win a title but to take a title from a dead man would have been difficult

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 21:24

    Probably because Bernie loves having races on the same day as it.

    perhaps the FIA will sort that out

    I hope so. If they want to build the endurance championship they need Le Mans to be unchallenged. Equally having Monaco and Indy 500 on the same day is crazy

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 21:24

    Probably. He was runner up to Rindt in 1970 and was in the awful position that Rindt had been killed at Monza and he was the only person who could score more points. Naturally he wanted to win a title but to take a title from a dead man would have been difficult

    some wanted to give it to Ickx anyway, even with the second highest points

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 21:26

    some wanted to give it to Ickx anyway, even with the second highest points

    That is more like endurance rules. Like Le Mans where you can have done 10 laps more than any other car but if you are not running at the end you are nowhere

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 21:28

    That is more like endurance rules. Like Le Mans where you can have done 10 laps more than any other car but if you are not running at the end you are nowhere

    but in F1, it ignored the fact drivers had been champion without competing in every race plenty of times before. it was strange thinking

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 21:30

    but in F1, it ignored the fact drivers had been champion without competing in every race plenty of times before. it was strange thinking

    I guess the idea of a dead champion was not acceptable to some people.

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 21:45

    ouchy!

    @anngilmour Renault have taken Nick Heidfeld off the drivers page of their website

    missing page: http://www.lotusrenaultgp.com/4089-Nick-Heidfeld.html

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 21:46

    @anngilmour Renault have taken Nick Heidfeld off the drivers page of their website

    They don't hang about. I guess that means there is no way he will be back

  • RG24/08/2011 at 21:46

    missing page: www.lotusrenaultg…ick-Heidfeld.html

    I don't think I like Renault anymore.

  • Christine24/08/2011 at 21:47

    missing page: www.lotusrenaultg…ick-Heidfeld.html

    That's properly rude. What did he ever do to them?

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 21:47

    @anngilmour Renault have taken Nick Heidfeld off the drivers page of their website

    brings a whole new meaning to quick nick

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 21:47

    404'd heidfeld: http://bit.ly/pUN8mi

    google cache: http://bit.ly/opG1gS

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 21:48

    That's properly rude. What did he ever do to them?

    set fire to two cars? :-)

  • Pat W24/08/2011 at 21:48

    ouchy!

    @anngilmour Renault have taken Nick Heidfeld off the drivers page of their website

    missing page: www.lotusrenaultg…ick-Heidfeld.html

    Charming

  • RG24/08/2011 at 21:48

    That's properly rude. What did he ever do to them?

    I would think after the car tried to burn him they'd owe him something.

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 21:48

    google cache: http://bit.ly/opG1gS

    :D

  • James24/08/2011 at 21:49

    404'd heidfeld: http://bit.ly/pUN8mi

    google cache: http://bit.ly/opG1gS

    how mean. but I've just learnt that his middle name is Lars...

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 21:49

    how mean. but I've just learnt that his middle name is Lars...

    heh!

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 21:51

    google cache: http://bit.ly/opG1gS

    he wears size 5 and half shoes?!?

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 21:52

    he wears size 5 and half shoes?!?

    Bet he never had Damon Hill's problem then

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 21:53

    Bet he never had Damon Hill's problem then

    michael schumacher driving into him?

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 21:54

    Bet he never had Damon Hill's problem then

    michael schumacher driving into him?

    Damon has huge feet. 11 or 13 or something ludicrous. So in some cars he had to cut the toes of his boots to get his feet in the pedal box and not have his foot get jammed

  • jpancoast24/08/2011 at 22:09

    Damon has huge feet. 11 or 13 or something ludicrous. So in some cars he had to cut the toes of his boots to get his feet in the pedal box and not have his foot get jammed

    That's not that big.

    Really.

    It isn't.

    I don't have ludicrous sized feet!

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 22:11

    I don't have ludicrous sized feet!

    Are UK and US sizes the same because Damon has biiiiig feet?

  • jpancoast24/08/2011 at 22:12

    Are UK and US sizes the same because Damon has biiiiig feet?

    They're close. My cycling shoes are:

    UK: 12.5

    US: 13

    EU: 48

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 22:14

    UK: 12.5

    Then you have ludicrously big feet. Do't you bang your toes off the road when you pedal?

  • jpancoast24/08/2011 at 22:16

    Then you have ludicrously big feet. Do't you bang your toes off the road when you pedal?

    hahaha, no. Probably because my bike is gigantic, too :)

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 22:16

    hahaha, no. Probably because my bike is gigantic, too :)

    Sneaky

  • Jeremy24/08/2011 at 22:17

    how mean. but I've just learnt that his middle name is Lars...

    Nick Lars Hide-field

    I blame DC for his demise - a marketing nightmare if even the commentators can't get his name right :P

  • RG24/08/2011 at 22:23

    I know what you all want to read at this hour, some serious stuff involving Turkish match-fixing... http://northernwaffler.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/the-way-fixing-works/

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 22:23

    I blame DC for his demise - a marketing nightmare if even the commentators can't get his name right :P

    I am sure even DC can pronounce 404

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 22:23

    I know what you all want to read at this hour, some serious stuff involving Turkish match-fixing... northernwaffler.w…way-fixing-works/

    Exactly

  • RG24/08/2011 at 22:25

    Exactly

    I was either going to moan about UEFA, or moan about Renault. UEFA is so much more fun.

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 22:26

    I was either going to moan about UEFA, or moan about Renault. UEFA is so much more fun.

    There is a lot more to moan about when it comes to UEFA

  • Mav24/08/2011 at 22:28

    I blame DC for his demise - a marketing nightmare if even the commentators can't get his name right :P

    No driver on the grid is safe if they're relying on DC to be able to pronounce their names

  • Bert24/08/2011 at 22:30

    No driver on the grid is safe if they're relying on DC to be able to pronounce their names

    Unless their name is Red Shouldered Blackbird.

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 22:30

    Unless their name is Red Shouldered Blackbird.

    :D

  • Jeremy24/08/2011 at 22:31

    I know what you all want to read at this hour, some serious stuff involving Turkish match-fixing... northernwaffler.w…way-fixing-works/

    While we are throwing non-racing stuff out there... A blog post about filming a comedy tv show with DSLR:

    http://johnbrawley.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/twentysomething/

  • Bert24/08/2011 at 22:34

    Unless their name is Red Shouldered Blackbird.

    Actually that would be a great gag..... to get DC to autograph this picture... http://animal.discovery.com/guides/wild-birds/gallery/red_winged_blackbird.jpg

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 22:35

    While we are throwing non-racing stuff out there... A blog post about filming a comedy tv show with DSLR:

    ta

  • Kai24/08/2011 at 22:39

    nytimes The New York Times

    NYT NEWS ALERT: Steve Jobs Is Stepping Down as Chief Executive of Apple

    Whoa.

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 22:40

    NYT NEWS ALERT: Steve Jobs Is Stepping Down as Chief Executive of Apple

    He has decided it is time to be emperor of the world

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 22:40

    NYT NEWS ALERT: Steve Jobs Is Stepping Down as Chief Executive of Apple

    *faints*

  • lou24/08/2011 at 22:41

    NYT NEWS ALERT: Steve Jobs Is Stepping Down as Chief Executive of Apple

    say wha?!

    *lays down*

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 22:42

    NYT NEWS ALERT: Steve Jobs Is Stepping Down as Chief Executive of Apple

    http://twitter.com/#!/9GAG/status/106451420911374336

    :lol:

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 22:42

    NYT NEWS ALERT: Steve Jobs Is Stepping Down as Chief Executive of Apple

    "Steve Jobs says he would like to serve as Chairman of the Board; Recommends Tim Cook as CEO of Apple"

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 22:43

    "Steve Jobs says he would like to serve as Chairman of the Board; Recommends Tim Cook as CEO of Apple"

    Cook is the CFO?

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 22:44

    full statement:

    --

    I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

    I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

    As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

    I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

    I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.

    Steve

    -- ENDS

  • Kai24/08/2011 at 22:45

    I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

    So it's his health, then?

  • Christine24/08/2011 at 22:45

    I think he's earned a break. I may be the only person in the world who isn't like: "This is huge!"

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 22:46

    You have to wonder if Apple will fair better than the last time he left. Apple shares have been such a good investment for ages but I guess they will fall short term.

    Still the new guy has $76 billion in the bank so he can afford a few mistakes

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 22:46

    So it's his health, then?

    gotta be.

  • Christine24/08/2011 at 22:46

    I think he's earned a break. I may be the only person in the world who isn't like: "This is huge!"

    The only person in our house anyway :)

  • Jeremy24/08/2011 at 22:47

    NYT NEWS ALERT: Steve Jobs Is Stepping Down as Chief Executive of Apple

    *Checks email.... nothing. Hmmm

    Wonders what this will do to the share price...

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 22:47

    The only person in our house anyway :)

    ha!

  • Kai24/08/2011 at 22:47

    *Checks email.... nothing. Hmmm

    He should have checked with you first, Jeremy. I'm disappointed in him. :)

  • Pat W24/08/2011 at 22:47

    I think he's earned a break. I may be the only person in the world who isn't like: "This is huge!"

    I thought it was expected anyway.. whenever he popped up on stage somewhere it was all like "wow what's he doing there, he's not well enough".

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 22:48

    You have to wonder if Apple will fair better than the last time he left. Apple shares have been such a good investment for ages but I guess they will fall short term.

    Still the new guy has $76 billion in the bank so he can afford a few mistakes

    so long as he remains on the board, it'll be fine. i hope.

  • Christine24/08/2011 at 22:49

    so long as he remains on the board, it'll be fine. i hope.

    Maybe the new guy will fix Final Cut.

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 22:49

    Maybe the new guy will fix Final Cut.

    ...and logic.

  • Christine24/08/2011 at 22:49

    I thought it was expected anyway.. whenever he popped up on stage somewhere it was all like "wow what's he doing there, he's not well enough".

    Exactly that. He came back and then went on leave again, I didn't think we were expecting him back again.

  • Christine24/08/2011 at 22:50

    ...and logic.

    Well yes. Although, Logic has always been evil. FCP has just become so :)

  • Jeremy24/08/2011 at 22:50

    so long as he remains on the board, it'll be fine. i hope.

    I'm pretty sure that the only thing that will change is public opinion

  • lou24/08/2011 at 22:51

    I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

    So it's his health, then?

    oh gosh, really hope he's alright :(

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 22:51

    Well yes. Although, Logic has always been evil. FCP has just become so :)

    it was fine before apple bought it. maybe we can get our software back :)

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 22:51

    5 years ago it would have been hard to imagine Jobs not running Apple and Bill Gates not running Microsoft

  • Pat W24/08/2011 at 22:51

    I'm pretty sure that the only thing that will change is public opinion

    Good or bad?

    Microsoft's improved immeasurably after Gates left..

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 22:52

    oh gosh, really hope he's alright :(

    He has been really ill for a long time. I am sure he will be much healthier if he does not have a huge business to worry about

  • Jeremy24/08/2011 at 22:53

    it was fine before apple bought it. maybe we can get our software back :)

    Never! You'll take what you're given, and you'll like it!

    (Not an official Apple statement) :P

  • Christine24/08/2011 at 22:53

    (Not an official Apple statement) :P

    :)

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 22:53

    (Not an official Apple statement) :P

    *hugs*

  • Kai24/08/2011 at 22:53

    Never! You'll take what you're given, and you'll like it!

    And you'll buy the next version and like it better, even if you don't need it, and get your name engraved on it.

  • Jeremy24/08/2011 at 22:54

    He has been really ill for a long time. I am sure he will be much healthier if he does not have a huge business to worry about

    He won't stop until he dies. Titles on paper mean nothing.

  • Jeremy24/08/2011 at 22:55

    And you'll buy the next version and like it better, even if you don't need it, and get your name engraved on it.

    I told HR to hire you!

  • Mr C24/08/2011 at 22:55

    He won't stop until he dies. Titles on paper mean nothing.

    it means a no-show at the iphone 5 conference won't be the headline, so that iphone can be the headline.

  • Kai24/08/2011 at 22:55

    I told HR to hire you!

    haha!

    They missed out. :)

  • Jeremy24/08/2011 at 22:57

    it means a no-show at the iphone 5 conference won't be the headline, so that iphone can be the headline.

    I think they should call the next one 4J (for Jobs). It would be similar sounding to 4G...

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 22:57

    Twit is live on Steve Jobs' resignation

    http://live.twit.tv/

  • Kai24/08/2011 at 22:58

    I think they should call the next one 4J (for Jobs). It would be similar sounding to 4G...

    oh, I like that.

  • Kai24/08/2011 at 23:01

    @Reuters Reuters Top News

    FLASH: Apple shares fall 7 percent after CEO Jobs announces resignation

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 23:01

    FLASH: Apple shares fall 7 percent after CEO Jobs announces resignation

    Only to be expected

  • Kai24/08/2011 at 23:01

    Maybe shares will drop a little until the next new product and people will see it's still Apple goodness, then they'll go back up again.

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 23:03

    Maybe shares will drop a little until the next new product and people will see it's still Apple goodness, then they'll go back up again.

    The company finances are so good there is no real reason for the shares to have a real problem. It is the problem with one person being seen as being so important to a company.

  • Jeremy24/08/2011 at 23:03

    Maybe shares will drop a little until the next new product and people will see it's still Apple goodness, then they'll go back up again.

    That's what I'm banking on :p

    I must disappear. Have a happy Thursday :)

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 23:04

    Bye Jeremy

  • Kai24/08/2011 at 23:04

    I must disappear. Have a happy Thursday :)

    Good luck reconfiguring yourself elsewhere.

    Adios amigo.

  • Steven Roy24/08/2011 at 23:07

    Twit playing a video of Steve Jobs addressing a college graduating class and talking about typography