Time is ticking onwards, and I have spotted a lot of people starting to get restless and impatient for the season to start. It's so close now, though, and we have waited so long, a few more days isn't going to do any harm.

  • The FIA have published the final entry list for the 2009 season, and there's just a couple of tweaks. Brawn have moved down and the Ferrari boys seem to have swapped over. Do you think Massa had a bit of a moan?
  • Raikkonen reckons that he is ten times more comfortable in the new than he was in last year's machine. He doesn't want to make any predictions about the upcoming season but is feeling more confident than this time in 2008. That's a good start to the season for the Finn, because we know a lot of last year's problems were an unsuitable car.
  • Martin Brundle is not afraid of making predictions, though, and the BBC commentator has his money on Renault, and specifically Alonso, for success this year. Pat Symonds is also determined to win a couple of races this year, so if all this talk translates to success out on track, we're looking at a Renault resurgance!

That's about it for now, please feel free to veer off topic if you've got something to say. That's what the Daily threads are for. As ever, I'll see you in the comments.

676 responses

  • Dave in NZL24/03/2009 at 00:06

    Wow - 742 comments and counting on the last 'daily'. Are we excited about the new season, or what?

  • me24/03/2009 at 00:23

    Wow - 742 comments and counting on the last ‘daily’. Are we excited about the new season, or what?

    check.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 00:25

    Domenicali, too, is fearing Ross Brawn. Does that mean Brawn's pace is legit? If Ferrari are fearing him, and they were one of the fastest over the winter, what more the other teams?

    Wow - 742 comments and counting on the last ‘daily’. Are we excited about the new season, or what?

    Heh. Never mind this weekend - we might make 150K before it!

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 00:26

    Good night Lou and Jon. :)

  • me24/03/2009 at 00:27

    Heh. Never mind this weekend - we might make 150K before it!

    148,139

    that's an almost impossible target.

  • me24/03/2009 at 00:28

    148,139

    that’s an almost impossible target.

    in fact 20 of those are spam.

    steven roy though - 2231 comments in 30 days :)

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 00:28

    148,139

    that’s an almost impossible target.

    Never say never! 1900 in 4 days, thats only 475 a day, easy!

  • me24/03/2009 at 00:30

    Never say never! 1900 in 4 days, thats only 475 a day, easy!

    you're mental :)

    here's a pic: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/sidepodcast-comment-total-png

  • Nathan24/03/2009 at 00:30

    how am I supposed to get any work done this week?

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 00:30

    you’re mental :)

    i shall take that as a challenge!!! :D

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 00:30

    Never say never! 1900 in 4 days, thats only 475 a day, easy!

    It's not 475 a day, it's only 3 days before FP1. It's 621 comments a day.

    And the closer we get, the more comments we'll make. :)

  • me24/03/2009 at 00:31

    how am I supposed to get any work done this week?

    hehehehe.

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 00:32

    steven roy though - 2231 comments in 30 days :)

    I was forced into it. They all keep picking on me.

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 00:32

    It’s not 475 a day, it’s only 3 days before FP1. It’s 621 comments a day.

    ah didnt realise we were counting friday as the weekend too. 621 a day? easy, i can do that in my sleep :D

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 00:34

    ah didnt realise we were counting friday as the weekend too. 621 a day? easy, i can do that in my sleep :D

    And it's easier than you think - we just need 9 comments an hour. And with FP1 72 hours away, that's easily achievable - even accounting for sleep!

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 00:35

    And it’s easier than you think - we just need 9 comments an hour. And with FP1 72 hours away, that’s easily achievable - even accounting for sleep!

    only 9 an hour!?! thats simple, we should work out shifts :P

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 00:40

    only 9 an hour!?! thats simple, we should work out shifts :P

    Unbelievably, yes. :D One comment every 7 minutes will do the trick. :P

  • Jeremy24/03/2009 at 00:41

    I can imagine Kimi not giving a damn about having number 3 or 4 on the car. He has that WDC trophy on a shelf somewhere. But is he too relaxed about it? Did he have problems last year because he wasn't demanding enough?

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 00:43

    I can imagine Kimi not giving a damn about having number 3 or 4 on the car. He has that WDC trophy on a shelf somewhere. But is he too relaxed about it? Did he have problems last year because he wasn’t demanding enough?

    I think the problem is twofold - he struggled with a car that didn't suit him. Add to that his dislike of PR work, and his motivation level may be starting to wane.

    Kimi is looking more and more like James Hunt by the day. After Hunt won the title in 1976, he was uncompetitive in 1977 for various reasons. He was never the same again.

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 02:46

    Lewis Hamilton is trying to get in Lou's good books.http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/news/2009/03/23/great-to-see-brawn-do-well-hamilton/

  • Dave in NZL24/03/2009 at 03:30

    I think the problem is twofold - he struggled with a car that didn’t suit him. Add to that his dislike of PR work, and his motivation level may be starting to wane.

    Kimi is looking more and more like James Hunt by the day. After Hunt won the title in 1976, he was uncompetitive in 1977 for various reasons. He was never the same again.

    Is there going to be a place for an expensive recluse, now that purse strings are being tightend by sponsors? Even if he is fast? Who wants to pay millions of dollars to have a driver for one day (current driver commitment levels even to the top sponsors are no more than a day or two) that will barely communicate?

    Lewis might be the most hated man in F1, but he is also the most loved. He glams it up for the cameras and that is desireable for sponsors.

  • Aitch24/03/2009 at 03:56

    Heh. Never mind this weekend - we might make 150K before it!

    148,139

    that’s an almost impossible target.

    It's not impossible if we keep discussing to fuel or not to fuel:)

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 04:47

    Errr, Have we talked about what the regs mean with regards to the teams having to have I think, one engine last three races yet?

    I think last year, the teams had to use the same engine on consectutive races. Does anyone know whether or not this rule still holds and the teams have to which engine needs to last three consectutive races or can the teams keep replacing engines for one with less wear four each race, so long as they cycle though the same eight engines reserved for racing?

    There that should be a topic that will get to 150 k....

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 04:49

    I think last year, the teams had to use the same engine on consectutive races. Does anyone know whether or not this rule still holds and the teams have to which engine needs to last three consectutive races or can the teams keep replacing engines for one with less wear four each race, so long as they cycle though the same eight engines reserved for racing?

    The rule now is that they can only use 8 engines for the entire season. So if you get an engine failure, you don't get a penalty right away, you just use your next engine. But when you start using a 9th engine, you will get a 10-place grid penalty at every succeeding race.

  • GrahamS24/03/2009 at 06:17

    I understood that the penalty was 1 10-place grid drop for each engine used rather than at each race in which the engine is used?

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 06:24

    I understood that the penalty was 1 10-place grid drop for each engine used rather than at each race in which the engine is used?

    Hmmm... Alia said it was a penalty for each race. Not sure how this is interpreted though.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 07:45

    Singapore news:

    http://www.singaporegp.sg/press/track.php

    Changes made to Turn 1 (Sheares; made it tighter), and Turn 13/14 (before Anderson Bridge; made it wider). They also modified the pit lane entry (now with a dedicated lane ala Valencia), and pit lane exit (now exiting before Turn 2, effectively skipping Turn 1).

    Other than pit lane exit, they are relatively minor enhancements. Turn 10 (Singapore Sling) remains intact.

    http://www.singaporegp.sg/press/launch.php

    Also, tickets go out for most grandstands on April 6. Early bird discount applies to the first 50% of tickets sold. That will be useful - as regular ticket prices are actually higher than last year's ticket prices.

    More details on the links.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 07:46

    Turn 13/14 (before Anderson Bridge; made it wider).

    Correction: Turn 13 is AFTER Anderson Bridge, Turn 14 is just after Esplanade Bridge.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 07:47

    Correction: Turn 13 is AFTER Anderson Bridge, Turn 14 is just after Esplanade Bridge.

    So in summary:

    Turn 1: tighter

    Turn 13: wider

    Turn 14: tighter

    This is to improve passing opportunities.

  • GrahamS24/03/2009 at 08:37

    Hmmm… Alia said it was a penalty for each race. Not sure how this is interpreted though.

    Given my record on remembering rules I may well be mistaken. Blame the drugs. Prescription, I hasten to add!!

  • Alex Andronov24/03/2009 at 08:41

    Can the FIAsco ever make their minds up about anything?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7960648.stm

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 08:51

    Can the FIAsco ever make their minds up about anything?

    I think the conclusion is they are giving an inch so they can take a mile later.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 08:55

    Can the FIAsco ever make their minds up about anything?

    I think I mentioned this yesterday; they may be doing this in regards to the budget cap for 2010.

  • Rocket24/03/2009 at 10:06

    Just checked my local totaliser and they have Jenson Button equal favourite for Pole position and second favourite for race win....wow.

  • Scott Woodwiss24/03/2009 at 10:20

    Well isn't this a nice gesture :)

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/73869

  • me24/03/2009 at 10:21

    eddie beats his drum... again:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/jakehumphrey/2009/03/melbourne_warms_up.html

  • me24/03/2009 at 10:21

    Well isn’t this a nice gesture :)

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/73869

    indeed, i also like the idea that:

    "The F1 drivers on Sunday are set to have their pre-race parade laps on the back of local fire trucks."

  • Dank24/03/2009 at 10:28

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7960155.stm 1994 Australian GP Highlights (50 minutes)

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7960132.stm 1986 Australian GP Highlights (40 minutes)

  • Dank24/03/2009 at 10:28

    Comment in moderation, quite a 'nice' comment at that :-)

  • me24/03/2009 at 10:30

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7960155.stm 1994 Australian GP Highlights (50 minutes)

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7960132.stm 1986 Australian GP Highlights (40 minutes)

    w00t!

  • me24/03/2009 at 10:39

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7960155.stm 1994 Australian GP Highlights (50 minutes)

    gah! i hate the bloomin' michael schumacher :(

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 10:41

    gah! i hate the bloomin’ michael schumacher :(

    You must have known that before you started!

  • me24/03/2009 at 10:41

    You must have known that before you started!

    :)

  • RCC (aka Rockingcopsecorner)24/03/2009 at 10:53

    Hi everyone!!

    Only 2 days to go!! (I count it as Thursday evening!)

    Might be old news but i've just read the FIA plan to cut the super licence fee

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7960648.stm

    Any plans for a show on Thursday night? I'm sure loads of us will be hanging around trying to kill time until FP1

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 11:00

    Any plans for a show on Thursday night? I’m sure loads of us will be hanging around trying to kill time until FP1

    There won't be a live show, but we've got stuff coming out all this week to keep you entertained.

  • RCC (aka Rockingcopsecorner)24/03/2009 at 11:05

    There won’t be a live show, but we’ve got stuff coming out all this week to keep you entertained.

    Sounds good

    Did you ever use any of those samples my band forwarded to you?

    Need anymore predictions for the race? I should really give you a call and leave some

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 11:05

    Did you ever use any of those samples my band forwarded to you?

    Not yet, we've still got them though.

    Need anymore predictions for the race? I should really give you a call and leave some

    Predictions welcome anytime.

  • RCC (aka Rockingcopsecorner)24/03/2009 at 11:12

    Not yet, we’ve still got them though.

    Cool cool, use them to your hearts delight..we broke up last week so they'll never be needed again etc

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 11:13

    Cool cool, use them to your hearts delight..we broke up last week so they’ll never be needed again etc

    Oooh... shame about that. Hope it was on good terms.

  • Scott Woodwiss24/03/2009 at 11:15

    Say it ain't so! :(

    http://www.virtualr.net/f1-2009-delayed-until-2010/

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 11:19

    Say it ain’t so! :(

    Alas, it is. But hey, it'll still be out this year for PSP - which I have. :D

  • me24/03/2009 at 11:23

    Cool cool, use them to your hearts delight..we broke up last week so they’ll never be needed again etc

    aww :(

  • Amy24/03/2009 at 11:24

    Hey all, had a great day watching some driver interviews today and thought I'd share with those not fortunate enough to be in Melbourne: Here's Mark Webbers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPL12NP3pUM and Klien and Glock will be up soon

  • me24/03/2009 at 11:25

    Say it ain’t so! :(

    isn't that the same rumour from last week? has there been any further info from the developers?

  • me24/03/2009 at 11:30

    Hey all, had a great day watching some driver interviews today and thought I’d share with those not fortunate enough to be in Melbourne: Here’s Mark Webbers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPL12NP3pUM and Klien and Glock will be up soon

    thank you amy, too kind, am watching now.

  • toxicfusion24/03/2009 at 11:40

    So as I'm bored this morning, I decided to rank the teams as I see them right now. I know I shouldn't yet but this is what happens when boredem sinks in. View jpg

    (should point out I have no idea how to use drop.io xD)

  • RCC (aka Rockingcopsecorner)24/03/2009 at 11:41

    Cool cool, use them to your hearts delight..we broke up last week so they’ll never be needed again etc

    aww

    It's all good, a couple of lads just had enough of gigging etc. It's not as easy as people think it is (being in a band), 3 nights a week for the past 3 years now and inevitably people get bored with it. So yeah i'm now looking for a new band.........

    But it's F1 this week so i've got something to take my mind of it all!! Whooo hoooo can't wait

    Thinking about sticking £20 down on Alonso in the bookies to win the WDC......

    What you think?

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 11:43

    Thinking about sticking £20 down on Alonso in the bookies to win the WDC…

    What you think?

    You're better of sticking it down on a Brawn - Button, perhaps. :)

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 11:43

    Better off, rather.

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 11:43

    Thinking about sticking £20 down on Alonso in the bookies to win the WDC……

    Dank has made his bets for Australia: http://bit.ly/placeyourbets

  • RCC (aka Rockingcopsecorner)24/03/2009 at 11:51

    You’re better of sticking it down on a Brawn - Button, perhaps.

    I think Brawn won't be the best car in the field once the competition really starts hotting up, I think Ruben's will have the better of Jenson this year, he just seems faster over the past year. No doubt Brawn were superb in testing but anything other then being back at the grid was going to be a 'leap forward' for them considering nobody expected them to race. Come actual qualifying and racing I think realistically they're gonna be top of the mid pack (if that makes sense).

    Alonso if he carries on the form of last year is gonna drag himself onto that podium come rain or shine.

    Being a McLaren fan (ducks quickly) i'll be happy to see a few podiums and maybe a win here or there. I don't expect a classic year :-)

  • me24/03/2009 at 11:51

    (should point out I have no idea how to use drop.io xD)

    you've done it perfectly, but i'm going to re-paste your link in order to cover up some dodgy coding on my part:

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

    shh ;)

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 11:52

    Being a McLaren fan (ducks quickly) i’ll be happy to see a few podiums and maybe a win here or there. I don’t expect a classic year :-)

    So who do you think will contend for the title?

    That said, I think Brawn's boys have a better chance than Fernando this year to mount a title assault. Even if they're no longer the quickest by mid-season, they just need to consistently score points and be there to pick up the pieces when the front-runners mess up.

  • Alianora La Canta24/03/2009 at 11:57

    Hmmm… Alia said it was a penalty for each race. Not sure how this is interpreted though. {Comment #26}

    That was my original understanding of it. However, the FIA changed the wording on March 17 to make it clear that it only intended there to be one penalty per engine over the prescribed 8.

  • Scott Woodwiss24/03/2009 at 11:59

    I see Mrs Christine got round to following me on Twitter :D

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 11:59

    Shameless plug time!

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2009/03/24/australian-gp-history-1985-1995-video/

    My first article of 2009. Similar format to my 2008 articles... until Bahrain, anyway. :)

  • Alianora La Canta24/03/2009 at 12:00

    Tonight I'm going to have my birthday celebratory dinner-cum-Mother's Day celebratory dinner at a local restaurant.

    Just to confuse matters, my birthday's not until Thursday, but I can't skip the last Text Processing class before the exam to go stuff myself with good food.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 12:01

    I see Mrs Christine got round to following me on Twitter :D

    Scott,

    Seeing as you have been out of the loop for a while, good to see you back and welcome to 2009 ;-)

  • Mattw24/03/2009 at 12:01

    Thinking about sticking £20 down on Alonso in the bookies to win the WDC…

    What you think?

    I think it is wide open right now. It is your money, but at least you should get good odds

  • Amy24/03/2009 at 12:01

    How suspicious should I be of things that go on on Twitter? Apparenly my name has been added to the list as an official guest at a McLaren PR event on Thursday morning? If this is an elaborate hoax, what do I have to lose by turning up?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 12:02

    Hey all, had a great day watching some driver interviews today and thought I’d share with those not fortunate enough to be in Melbourne: Here’s Mark Webbers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPL12NP3pUM and Klien and Glock will be up soon

    thank you amy, too kind, am watching now.

    Amy is our Sidepodcorrespondent!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 12:02

    How suspicious should I be of things that go on on Twitter? Apparenly my name has been added to the list as an official guest at a McLaren PR event on Thursday morning? If this is an elaborate hoax, what do I have to lose by turning up?

    oooh go for it!

  • Amy24/03/2009 at 12:03

    oooh go for it!

    if it turns out to be true it could possibly be the greatest day of my life!

  • me24/03/2009 at 12:03

    How suspicious should I be of things that go on on Twitter? Apparenly my name has been added to the list as an official guest at a McLaren PR event on Thursday morning? If this is an elaborate hoax, what do I have to lose by turning up?

    go you!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 12:04

    oooh go for it!

    if it turns out to be true it could possibly be the greatest day of my life!

    If it turns out to be fake I think it will still be a good story!

  • Scott Woodwiss24/03/2009 at 12:04

    Seeing as you have been out of the loop for a while, good to see you back and welcome to 2009

    Erm, I posted yesterday? :P

    And I was never out of the loop. Just not concentrating on what was going on inside it ;)

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 12:05

    oooh go for it!

    Perhaps you should print the twit, juuuust in case. :)

    But if it's true... w00t!!!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 12:05

    Seeing as you have been out of the loop for a while, good to see you back and welcome to 2009

    Erm, I posted yesterday? :P

    And I was never out of the loop. Just not concentrating on what was going on inside it ;)

    I know, I'm just havin a larf :-)

  • RCC (aka Rockingcopsecorner)24/03/2009 at 12:06

    So who do you think will contend for the title?

    It pains me to say but I don't expect Lewis to be in the fight until at least 6 or so races in (pending car development). I think it's going to be between

    Kimi, Alonso, Lewis (eventually), Kubica

    I know that Renault has been shown to be a mid pack car at the moment, I just think Fernando will drag more out of it. He totally surprised me last year. Button just doesn't scream 'champion' to me at all, he seems far more comfortable flirting with Louise Goodman then beating his team mate lol

    I left out Massa cos I honestly have no idea, he'll either be just nail everyone and do it this year or have a relatively average season.

    I want my fav driver Heidfeld to win a race this year, I was gutted for him in Canada 2008. My girlfriend's got a sneaky feeling Glock is going to be the surprise of 2009. Maybe not win it but win a couple of races.

  • Amy24/03/2009 at 12:08

    If it turns out to be fake I think it will still be a good story!

    My brother says if it turns out to be fake I may be abducted or killed!

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 12:09

    If it turns out to be fake I think it will still be a good story!

    My brother says if it turns out to be fake I may be abducted or killed!

    Where did they tell you to go, anyway? :)

  • me24/03/2009 at 12:10

    If it turns out to be fake I think it will still be a good story!

    My brother says if it turns out to be fake I may be abducted or killed!

    technically, abductions and killings make for good stories... :)

    is it for the beach thingy the team always do with their mobile phones? that's in a public place, and would seem to be relatively safe.

  • Scott Joslin24/03/2009 at 12:24

    Just watched the 1994 Highlights through again. That must have been one of the oldest Podiums ever!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7960155.stm 1994 Australian GP Highlights (50 minutes)

  • GrahamS24/03/2009 at 13:06

    Just watched the 1994 Highlights through again. That must have been one of the oldest Podiums ever!

    1950 Swiss grand Prix was, I believe, the oldest. A combined age of 144 years. Farina, Fagioli and Rosier were the top 3. Fagioli was 5 days short of his 52nd birthday!

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 13:14

    I know nothing about motorbikes, but this seems ominous:

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/73793

    Two day race weekends, no Friday practice, all in the name of cutting costs. Also, why aren't rookies allowed to join works teams?

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 13:17

    Two day race weekends, no Friday practice, all in the name of cutting costs. Also, why aren’t rookies allowed to join works teams?

    Not sure why they'd ban rookies to join works teams right away, to be honest. Let's remember - Stoner went straight to the factory team, and he turned out well.

    Funny, too, how he has to fend off criticism that F1 is adapting faster than MotoGP to the recession.

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 13:18

    Not sure why they’d ban rookies to join works teams right away, to be honest. Let’s remember - Stoner went straight to the factory team, and he turned out well.

    What's Stoner?

  • me24/03/2009 at 13:18

    What’s Stoner?

    :D

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 13:21

    What’s Stoner?

    Oi, oi... Not a MotoGP watcher, then?

    Casey Stoner is an Aussie MotoGP rider and won the 2007 title with Ducati. Pretty hot Italian wife, too.

    And after further research, turns out he didn't start with Ducati right off the bat; he started with a privateer team first.

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 13:21

    What’s Stoner?

    A person - Casey Stoner.

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 13:22

    A person - Casey Stoner.

    Ah ok.

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 13:31

    Sometimes I wish clients would spring for a new network.

    Copying 152.7gb over a 10mbit network connection.

    Gigabit doesn't cost much at all now - the servers come with it built in....

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 13:39

    What’s Stoner?

    Isn't it a Glasgow Kebab speciality dish?

    A pork sausage wrapped in kebab meat, dipped in thick batter and deepfried and served on a huge pile of chips.

    I don't recommend them.

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 13:40

    A pork sausage wrapped in kebab meat, dipped in thick batter and deepfried and served on a huge pile of chips.

    That sounds... like a heart attack.

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 13:40

    That sounds… like a heart attack.

    I did not taste that good either.

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 13:41

    I did not taste that good either.

    IT! It did not taste that good...

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 13:41

    Hmmm... Methinks you'll like my final question for the panel... :P

    All I'll tell you guys is to think of some special moments F1 has had that you remember. ;)

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 13:49

    Hmmm… Methinks you’ll like my final question for the panel… :P

    Uh oh.....

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 14:07

    Short Film review.

    Quantum of Solace.

    Why does this exist? Utter garbage.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:07

    Sidepodspace update:

    Obama has called the ISS astronauts to congratulate them.

  • Chris (Vampire)24/03/2009 at 14:08

    Why does this exist? Utter garbage.

    In my opinion, Quantum of Solace is a good action film. However, it is NOT a good bond film. Shame really.

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 14:14

    In my opinion, Quantum of Solace is a good action film. However, it is NOT a good bond film. Shame really.

    My opinion of the best Bond is not looked upon kindly. I still think Dalton nailed the the role. Especially after having read the books.

    However QoS isn't even that good a spy film or action film. I still think that The Bourne trilogy widdles over the last 2 bond films from a massive height.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:16

    My opinion of the best Bond is not looked upon kindly. I still think Dalton nailed the the role. Especially after having read the books.

    Book Bond is a different creature to movie Bond. Dalton was the most faithful, but I still think Connery is the best. Had Dalton done Dr. No and From Russia with Love, Bond probably wouldn't have lasted this long.

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 14:19

    Had Dalton done Dr. No and From Russia with Love, Bond probably wouldn’t have lasted this long.

    The Bond series should have ended after Dalton. Pierce Boghopper was pretty bad, Daniel Craig has not much over him.

    The biggest problem is they just won't do classic Bond films again, innuendo, gadgets and big explosions - thats all we need. :D

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 14:20

    Jordan F1 said:

    Errr, Have we talked about what the regs mean with regards to the teams having to have I think, one engine last three races yet?

    I think last year, the teams had to use the same engine on consectutive races. Does anyone know whether or not this rule still holds and the teams have to which engine needs to last three consectutive races or can the teams keep replacing engines for one with less wear four each race, so long as they cycle though the same eight engines reserved for racing?

    There that should be a topic that will get to 150 k….

    March 24th, 2009 at 04:49 #24 - Journeyer said:

    The rule now is that they can only use 8 engines for the entire season. So if you get an engine failure, you don’t get a penalty right away, you just use your next engine. But when you start using a 9th engine, you will get a 10-place grid penalty at every succeeding race.

    March 24th, 2009 at 06:17 #25 - GrahamS said:

    I understood that the penalty was 1 10-place grid drop for each engine used rather than at each race in which the engine is used?

    March 24th, 2009 at 06:24 #26 - Journeyer said:

    Hmmm… Alia said it was a penalty for each race. Not sure how this is interpreted though.

    Look, I know that with 17 races, each engine has to run two races and one engine has to run three races. What I would love to know If I can keeping switching between the same eight engines between each race? Her's what I have in mind:

    The engine that races in Melbourne, also races in the Nurburgring and Abu Dhabi. The first engine.

    The Malaysian and Hungarian Engines share the same engine. The second engine.

    The Third engine is used buy the Chinese and European races.

    And so on until the eight engine is used by the Britsh and Brazilian Grand Prixes.

    This is just a simple rotate the engine in numerial order per race system. but it is within the letter of the regs. 8 Engines are used in 17 races, so there should not be a grid drop penality becasue I am not using a ninth engine.

    My question is important becasue after each engine has completed one race, The engineer can check the levels or wear on the engine to see which order of engines gives the engineer the best chance of making the engines last the final nine races, and which of the eigth engines has the best cahnce of surviving the Abu Dhabi grand prix after already going two full races....

  • Dirty Scarab24/03/2009 at 14:21

    Frank Williams speaks out about Brawn:

    "Ross started to work for us as a junior in the little wind tunnel; he just made his own career and pulled himself up by his bootstraps, and now has great knowledge from his time at Ferrari. It is no accident that their new car is absurdly superior - they are making the rest of us look like amateurs. In Australia they will disappear on the basis of what we have seen in testing. I just hope we can be up there, too".

    "It is embarrassing. We have not done well but there is no point in moaning and groaning, we just keep it to ourselves and try to do better. But we are very good, loyal, honest citizens of Formula One and a good racing team who deserve to be there".

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:22

    The Bond series should have ended after Dalton. Pierce Boghopper was pretty bad, Daniel Craig has not much over him.

    Pierce is pretty good, actually. Many people in our part of the world like him. And we can't understand why so many people think Daniel Craig is so much better than him - he isn't!

    The biggest problem is they just won’t do classic Bond films again, innuendo, gadgets and big explosions - thats all we need. :D

    They won't - movie-goers aren't into that anymore. They want realism in their movies. When they did it with Casino Royale, it was an absolute hit.

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 14:22

    Look, I know that with 17 races, each engine has to run two races and one engine has to run three races. What I would love to know If I can keeping switching between the same eight engines between each race? Her’s what I have in mind:

    According to the reg, once an engine has been discarded, it can't be used for a race again. So they still have to use them in succession. But I think Fridays are a free for all.

    Also, the ten place drop is per new engine after the eight have been used up. So if you swap in the ninth and that lasts you the season, you only get the one drop.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:23

    Look, I know that with 17 races, each engine has to run two races and one engine has to run three races. What I would love to know If I can keeping switching between the same eight engines between each race? Her’s what I have in mind:

    That is actually possible - some teams may actually do that.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:24

    According to the reg, once an engine has been discarded, it can’t be used for a race again. So they still have to use them in succession. But I think Fridays are a free for all.

    Really? Darn - what a shame.

    Also, the ten place drop is per new engine after the eight have been used up. So if you swap in the ninth and that lasts you the season, you only get the one drop.

    Ah, that's good to hear.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:25

    “Ross started to work for us as a junior in the little wind tunnel; he just made his own career and pulled himself up by his bootstraps, and now has great knowledge from his time at Ferrari. It is no accident that their new car is absurdly superior - they are making the rest of us look like amateurs. In Australia they will disappear on the basis of what we have seen in testing. I just hope we can be up there, too”.

    Nice to see Frank say nice things about Ross. If Brawn are even competitive this season (and they almost definitely will be), I'll put Ross right up there as one of the best engineers of all time - if he isn't already.

  • me24/03/2009 at 14:28

    But I think Fridays are a free for all.

    are you sure? i thought it was with race engines, hence why we're not expecting to see much action?

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 14:28

    are you sure? i thought it was with race engines, hence why we’re not expecting to see much action?

    Um, no, I am not sure. I check.

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 14:29

    "It is no accident that their new car is absurdly superior - they are making the rest of us look like amateurs. In Australia they will disappear on the basis of what we have seen in testing. I just hope we can be up there, too."

    Frank said that? w00t! :D

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 14:30

    Frank said that? w00t! :D

    I still don't want to get overexcited just in case but damnit, quotes like that just makes me want to shout in happiness for Brawn :P

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 14:32

    Pierce is pretty good, actually. Many people in our part of the world like him. And we can’t understand why so many people think Daniel Craig is so much better than him - he isn’t!

    Pierce did have the innuendo part down, but the scrips and direction were dismal.

    Daniel Craig has the ruthless side, but is lackign in, well everything else. :D Although the other half liked the bit where he came out of the water for some reason? Completely escapes me why though.

    They won’t - movie-goers aren’t into that anymore. They want realism in their movies. When they did it with Casino Royale, it was an absolute hit.

    Absolute hit? Hmmm... did you miss typing a letter? ;)

    One thing to be thankful for with the bond films, it's keeping the 007 Stage in use. Also, they do a lot of practical effects rather than CGI'ing it all.

    I'm actually off to see a classic bond at next week and then off to meet one of the stars. :D You only Live Twice, then off to see Little Nellie and her creator.

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 14:33

    are you sure? i thought it was with race engines, hence why we’re not expecting to see much action?

    Ah, okay. Yes. Sorry.

    The regulations define "an Event" as two different things for the engines and the gearbox. For engines it includes Fridays, for gears it doesn't.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:34

    Pierce did have the innuendo part down, but the scrips and direction were dismal.

    Not his fault, is it? ;) He did the best with what he had.

    Daniel Craig has the ruthless side, but is lacking in, well everything else. :D Although the other half liked the bit where he came out of the water for some reason? Completely escapes me why though.

    Hahaha! Great body, so-so face,

    Absolute hit? Hmmm… did you miss typing a letter? ;)

    I wish I did, but the box-office receipts say otherwise.

    One thing to be thankful for with the bond films, it’s keeping the 007 Stage in use. Also, they do a lot of practical effects rather than CGI’ing it all.

    Well, that's true. :)

    I’m actually off to see a classic bond at next week and then off to meet one of the stars. :D You only Live Twice, then off to see Little Nellie and her creator.

    Cool! Do tell us how it goes. :)

    Bond. Sidepod-Bond. :D

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 14:35

    Howdy all, am back from a very productive day.

    Just discovered this...its un-F1 related but its very funny

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7959155.stm

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 14:36

    I still don’t want to get overexcited just in case but damnit, quotes like that just makes me want to shout in happiness for Brawn :P

    And straight away after that...

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/73876

    Bugger. :(

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 14:38

    And straight away after that…

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/73876

    Bugger. :(

    ...aaaand straight back down to earth. You can just tell they'll have a good race in australia then protests will see something get them penalised. One day we'll get a season based on racing rather than regulations.

  • me24/03/2009 at 14:39

    The regulations define “an Event” as two different things for the engines and the gearbox. For engines it includes Fridays, for gears it doesn’t.

    christ! i think we're going to need multiple spreadsheets.

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 14:39

    And straight away after that…

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/73876

    Bugger. :(

    What happens if its found not right? Will Brawn have brought a different diffuser to oz? just in case?

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:40

    Bugger. :(

    So that's Ferrari, Renault, and Red Bull-Renault protesting. Safe to say STR-Ferrari will do the same.

    Brawn, Williams, and Toyota are using the diffusers.

    Where does this leave McLaren, Force India, and BMW? Won't McLaren support their own customer team? Then again... maybe not.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:40

    What happens if its found not right? Will Brawn have brought a different diffuser to oz? just in case?

    I'm absolutely sure he will have thought of this the moment Flavio said he didn't like their diffuser. He's not Ross Brawn for nothing!

  • me24/03/2009 at 14:40

    What happens if its found not right? Will Brawn have brought a different diffuser to oz? just in case?

    nope. they'll be DQ'd post race.

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 14:41

    I wish I did, but the box-office receipts say otherwise.

    Doesn't necessarilly mean it was a good film.

    Pirates of the Carribean? Saw? Spirderman 3? Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull? Sex and the City? The Incredble Hulk? Wanted? Beverly Hills Chihuahua? High School Musical?

  • me24/03/2009 at 14:42

    I’m absolutely sure he will have thought of this the moment Flavio said he didn’t like their diffuser. He’s not Ross Brawn for nothing!

    i disagree. the whole of that car form the nose to the rear wing is designed around that diffuser. he is not going to give up that advantage without a major fight.

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 14:42

    nope. they’ll be DQ’d post race.

    no i mean if it fails scruteneering?

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:42

    nope. they’ll be DQ’d post race.

    Unless the matter was clarified before the race weekend got underway.

    Also, Ferrari didn't get DQed for their flexible floor in 2007, so why would Brawn get a DQ now? The result will probably stand, on the condition that they'll need to make the change for Malaysia.

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 14:42

    Where does this leave McLaren, Force India, and BMW? Won’t McLaren support their own customer team? Then again… maybe not.

    Wasn't Ron Dennis involved in the protesting?

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:42

    i disagree. the whole of that car form the nose to the rear wing is designed around that diffuser. he is not going to give up that advantage without a major fight.

    On the risk of a DQ? His team can't afford that. He's fighting for his team's life here.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:42

    Wasn’t Ron Dennis involved in the protesting?

    He was? Where did you read it?

  • me24/03/2009 at 14:43

    no i mean if it fails scruteneering?

    he'll protest. that'll take months and months.

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 14:43

    March 24th, 2009 at 11:52 #63 - Journeyer said:

    Being a McLaren fan (ducks quickly) i’ll be happy to see a few podiums and maybe a win here or there. I don’t expect a classic year

    So who do you think will contend for the title?

    That said, I think Brawn’s boys have a better chance than Fernando this year to mount a title assault. Even if they’re no longer the quickest by mid-season, they just need to consistently score points and be there to pick up the pieces when the front-runners mess up.

    That's just stating the obvious that Nelsonho stinks in the second Renault. Now I hope everyone here loves the song "Deutschland uber alles" becasue we are going to be hearing it a total of 25 times this season, 17 for BMW and 8 for Heidfeld.... Guess who I am picking for 2009's Driver's Championship?

    In Melbourne we get to see Heidfeld's maiden win by 0.019 seconds over Kubica, and two laps back Trulli will be coming in third... Hopefully the others will be able to bring down the gap by a lap or so by the end of the season....

  • me24/03/2009 at 14:43

    On the risk of a DQ? His team can’t afford that. He’s fighting for his team’s life here.

    course he can, no worries.

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 14:43

    He was? Where did you read it?

    http://www.autosport.com/news/grapevine.php/id/73866

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 14:43

    he’ll protest. that’ll take months and months.

    Oh great...

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:43

    he’ll protest. that’ll take months and months.

    And if his protest fails, all his results get DQed. Again, that's something he can't afford.

  • me24/03/2009 at 14:44
  • Christine24/03/2009 at 14:44

    different protest. not related :)

    Oh. Too many protests. I give up.

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 14:44

    Unless the matter was clarified before the race weekend got underway.

    Would happily have Brawn change their diffuser for Aus to be safe than sorry then let the regulations be completely sorted out afteewards rather than them running the risk of a good result then DQ. I'm sure Williams and Toyota fans would agree if it meant making everyone ruddy happy but it's all down to what the teams think

  • me24/03/2009 at 14:44

    And if his protest fails, all his results get DQed. Again, that’s something he can’t afford.

    when was the last time ross brawn lost an appeal? he knows what he's doing, don't worry.

    if he has to he'll redefine the rules... again.

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 14:45

    On the risk of a DQ? His team can’t afford that. He’s fighting for his team’s life here.

    If anyone can stop a team from being disqualified from a race, It's Ross.

  • me24/03/2009 at 14:45

    Oh. Too many protests. I give up.

    hehehe. that was over money from bernie.

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 14:45

    He added: "If they come in here with a gun and hold it to my head, they had better be sure they can f***ing pull the trigger. And they should make sure it's got bullets in it because, if they miss, they better look out."

    My new favourite Bernie quote

  • me24/03/2009 at 14:45

    If anyone can stop a team from being disqualified from a race, It’s Ross.

    absolutely.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:46

    if he has to he’ll redefine the rules… again.

    He's not with Ferrari anymore. That's a BIG factor here. Ferrari can redefine the rules too.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 14:46

    He added: “If they come in here with a gun and hold it to my head, they had better be sure they can f***ing pull the trigger. And they should make sure it’s got bullets in it because, if they miss, they better look out.”

    We can all live and hope:-)

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:46

    different protest. not related :)

    And what if FOTA come out and support Flavio and Ron and they all decide not to run?

    It probably won't happen, but still...

  • me24/03/2009 at 14:46

    Would happily have Brawn change their diffuser for Aus to be safe than sorry then let the regulations be completely sorted out afteewards rather than them running the risk of a good result then DQ. I’m sure Williams and Toyota fans would agree if it meant making everyone ruddy happy but it’s all down to what the teams think

    it's too complicated. it's not like a lego brick that can be snapped off and on at a whim. the whole car is based around that diffuser.

  • me24/03/2009 at 14:47

    different protest. not related :)

    And what if FOTA come out and support Flavio and Ron and they all decide not to run?

    It probably won’t happen, but still…

    never gonna happen. if it was, the plane wouldn't have taken off.

    bernie was well aware of that.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:47

    when was the last time ross brawn lost an appeal? he knows what he’s doing, don’t worry.

    Good point there. Let me have a think on that one.

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 14:47

    it’s too complicated. it’s not like a lego brick that can be snapped off and on at a whim. the whole car is based around that diffuser.

    ah.. fair enough. to be honest the technical side of the diffuser argument goes way over my head ;)

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 14:47

    He added: “If they come in here with a gun and hold it to my head, they had better be sure they can f***ing pull the trigger. And they should make sure it’s got bullets in it because, if they miss, they better look out.”

    We can all live and hope:-)

    Form an orderly queue behind the gunsight!

    Me first! :D

  • me24/03/2009 at 14:48

    Good point there. Let me have a think on that one.

    please do. it's been ages since we had a good debate :)

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:48

    bernie was well aware of that.

    unless they decide on it at the last minute?

  • Chris (Vampire)24/03/2009 at 14:49

    ah.. fair enough. to be honest the technical side of the diffuser argument goes way over my head

    Could be worse. I'm still not sure which part of the back is the diffuser! I thought it was the bar with the red light on the end, but I'm not so sure now.

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 14:49

    We can all live and hope

    :D

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 14:49

    please do. it’s been ages since we had a good debate :)

    if you debate the comment numbers go up....we need 625 today :D :D :D

  • me24/03/2009 at 14:49

    ah.. fair enough. to be honest the technical side of the diffuser argument goes way over my head ;)

    this is how good the diffuser is. ian phillips of force india said in their latest podcast, that it's so smart fif1 simply do not have the supercomputing power to match it.

    not - "we'll copy it in a couple of months", but "we do not have that kind of CFD power available".

    they are not just going to remove it to keep the peace.

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 14:50

    if you debate the comment numbers go up….we need 625 today :D :D :D

    We are at 148,420 right now.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:51

    We are at 148,420 right now.

    Halfway through today's quota then. ;)

    Back to Ross getting DQed, it's hard to truly judge because he was with Ferrari for so long. It kinda skews things for Ross. Prior to that, he was caught with that fuel filter system at Benetton in 1994, but they weren't penalized for it - forgiven, so to speak.

  • me24/03/2009 at 14:52

    Could be worse. I’m still not sure which part of the back is the diffuser! I thought it was the bar with the red light on the end, but I’m not so sure now.

    see this piccy:

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/124056

    the thing at the bottom covered in green paint.

  • Chris (Vampire)24/03/2009 at 14:52

    the thing at the bottom covered in green paint.

    Ah, cool. Wan't far off. Thanks!

  • Chris (Vampire)24/03/2009 at 14:53

    Ah, cool. Wan’t far off. Thanks!

    Sorry, that's meant to say wasn't

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 14:54

    Back to Ross getting DQed, it’s hard to truly judge because he was with Ferrari for so long. It kinda skews things for Ross. Prior to that, he was caught with that fuel filter system at Benetton in 1994, but they weren’t penalized for it - forgiven, so to speak.

    Or, rather, the LACK of the FIA-mandated fuel filter.

  • me24/03/2009 at 14:58

    biggest issue we could have is if brawn, toyota and williams finish in the top 6 and all are temporarily dq'd. the guy who finishes 7th will be the temporary winner until it goes to appeal.

  • me24/03/2009 at 14:59

    Or, rather, the LACK of the FIA-mandated fuel filter.

    don't forget that brawn is the technical blokey for FOTA too.

    just to add something extra to the mix.

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 14:59

    don’t forget that brawn is the technical blokey for FOTA too.

    Do his business cards say that, do you think?

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 15:00

    Do his business cards say that, do you think?

    i do hope so :)

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 15:02

    biggest issue we could have is if brawn, toyota and williams finish in the top 6 and all are temporarily dq’d. the guy who finishes 7th will be the temporary winner until it goes to appeal.

    What if only those 6 cars finish?

    Only 6 cars finished last year...

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 15:02

    Latest prattling from Bernies mouth.

    Teams to blame for lack of American tracks in F1.

    So after all the slating that Bernie gave the tracks and the pain of travelling over there, and how they didn't want to pay... it's the teams fault?

    Yes Bernie, of course it is...

    NURSE! Another patient for you!

  • me24/03/2009 at 15:03

    What if only those 6 cars finish?

    Only 6 cars finished last year…

    oooh. even better.

    i guess though if only those three teams finish, no-one can appeal the result?

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 15:03
  • Amy24/03/2009 at 15:04

    It'll be so disappointing if all this protest and appeal stuff overshadows too much of the season. I'm so sick of politics.

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 15:04

    LOL. :D

    "We are talking," the Briton revealed, "but for the moment the teams do not want any more than 17 races."

    what he actually means is "i replaced canada and indi and now the teams dont want any more races"

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 15:05

    Halfway through today’s quota then. Back to Ross getting DQed, it’s hard to truly judge because he was with Ferrari for so long. It kinda skews things for Ross. Prior to that, he was caught with that fuel filter system at Benetton in 1994, but they weren’t penalized for it - forgiven, so to speak.

    and the hidden launch control

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 15:06

    “We are talking,” the Briton revealed, “but for the moment the teams do not want any more than 17 races.”

    He even tries to blame the teams for not being able to bring it back!

  • me24/03/2009 at 15:07

    It’ll be so disappointing if all this protest and appeal stuff overshadows too much of the season. I’m so sick of politics.

    can totally understand that. i secretly quite like it, but don't tell steven, cause it's not how racing should be :)

    the way i see it, you follow fast cars and get politics thrown in for free. but i imagine i am absolutely in the minority here.

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 15:07

    and the hidden launch control

    4 wheel steering as well.

  • me24/03/2009 at 15:07

    what he actually means is “i replaced canada and indi and now the teams dont want any more races”

    staggering.

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 15:08

    It’ll be so disappointing if all this protest and appeal stuff overshadows too much of the season. I’m so sick of politics.

    Bernie is counting on it to split FOTA. You can absolutely bet there will be some scrutineering issue which will be allowed to run for a few months as a way of levering FOTA apart or at least levering Ferrari out of FOTA.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 15:08

    staggering.

    he's using the teams' own statements against them.

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 15:14

    Can I quickly clear something up I just thought of, didn't Max or bernie say sometime last year they wanted the teams to be more innovative with the cars when the new rules come in? I just have a vague memory in my mind of seeing them say it..

  • Chris (Vampire)24/03/2009 at 15:26

    James Allen has posted a season preview on the ITV website: http://www.itv-f1.com/Feature.aspx?Type=James_Allen&id=45318&PO=45318Looks like he's still going to be writing for ITV this year.

  • Alex24/03/2009 at 15:35

    I recommend Jake Humphey's blog on BBC. Has pictures and everything today. :D

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 15:36

    I recommend Jake Humphey’s blog on BBC. Has pictures and everything today. :D

    link?

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 15:38

    link?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/jakehumphrey/2009/03/melbourne_warms_up.html

  • Alex24/03/2009 at 15:39

    ^^Opps yeah a link would have helped... :S

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 15:40

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/jakehumphrey/2009/03/melbourne_warms_up.html

    Nice!

    I'm defintiely warming to jake, his blog so far has been enjoyable reading. Hopefully his [presenting will be as good.

  • Amy24/03/2009 at 15:43

    I think I was the only person there today who knew who he was.

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 15:45

    I dunno if anyone else has noticed but Johnathon legard now has a blog up on the BBCF1 site

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/jonathanlegard/2009/03/so-which-current-drivers-getti.html

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 15:49

    Not going to be around much for the next few hours - got to puppy-sit.

    Daft little 13 week old labrador puppy. Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 15:51

    I’m defintiely warming to jake, his blog so far has been enjoyable reading. Hopefully his [presenting will be as good.

    I like that blog alot, thats great!

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 16:11

    Look, I know that with 17 races, each engine has to run two races and one engine has to run three races. What I would love to know If I can keeping switching between the same eight engines between each race? Her’s what I have in mind:

    According to the reg, once an engine has been discarded, it can’t be used for a race again. So they still have to use them in succession. But I think Fridays are a free for all.

    Also, the ten place drop is per new engine after the eight have been used up. So if you swap in the ninth and that lasts you the season, you only get the one drop.

    God, the FIA. With this stupid ruling, you can see that everyone's going to use the same engine for the first three races, just so that they do not get stuck with having to use a ninth engine (and suffer a grid penalty) with a discarded but not worn-out sitting on a shelf beside them.

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 16:12

    God, the FIA. With this stupid ruling, you can see that everyone’s going to use the same engine for the first three races, just so that they do not get stuck with having to use a ninth engine (and suffer a grid penalty) with a discarded but not worn-out sitting on a shelf beside them.

    Is that bad then?

  • me24/03/2009 at 16:13

    God, the FIA. With this stupid ruling, you can see that everyone’s going to use the same engine for the first three races, just so that they do not get stuck with having to use a ninth engine (and suffer a grid penalty) with a discarded but not worn-out sitting on a shelf beside them.

    not sure. the key thing is to ensure you don't do monza and spa with the same engine i guess.

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 16:14

    God, the FIA. With this stupid ruling, you can see that everyone’s going to use the same engine for the first three races, just so that they do not get stuck with having to use a ninth engine (and suffer a grid penalty) with a discarded but not worn-out sitting on a shelf beside them.

    The rules get even more stupid. According to something Alianora wrote in her blog if a team changes an engine between qualifying and the race they can't use it until the last race of the season. Quite how anyone came up with that is beyond me. How can an engine that is changed this Saturday be illegal for 15 consecutive races then be legal for the last one? Hopefully Alianora has got to the bottom of that and found it was an FIA translation error.

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 16:16

    How can an engine that is changed this Saturday be illegal for 15 consecutive races then be legal for the last one? Hopefully Alianora has got to the bottom of that and found it was an FIA translation error.

    I think that's true of any engine throughout the year. It can make it's comeback in Abu Dhabi.

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 16:18

    I think that’s true of any engine throughout the year. It can make it’s comeback in Abu Dhabi.

    That is insane. You could end up with a team getting a grid penalty while it has eight legal engines for Abu Dhabi.

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 16:19

    That is insane. You could end up with a team getting a grid penalty while it has eight legal engines for Abu Dhabi.

    Why would they do that?

  • Chris (Vampire)24/03/2009 at 16:34

    Bernie claims Flavio and Ron threatened to boycott the first race of the season:http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?id=45319&PO=45319What the?

  • Chris (Vampire)24/03/2009 at 16:35

    Ok, for some reason, my formatting isn't working. Maybe it's because I hold down shift and enter (A habit I obtained on MSN messenger). Sorry! I'll try again:

    Bernie claims Flavio and Ron threatened to boycott the first race of the season:

    http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?id=45319&PO=45319

    What the?

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 16:36

    Ok, for some reason, my formatting isn’t working. Maybe it’s because I hold down shift and enter (A habit I obtained on MSN messenger). Sorry! I’ll try again:

    Are you using the LCLT? The formatting wouldn't work on it for me the other day at all, just something perhaps to bring up if mr c sees this.

  • Scott Woodwiss24/03/2009 at 16:36

    Check it out guys - I'm now part of the RaceDepartment Media Team. I did my first blog post there last night and it's already the Featured Post on the homepage.

    http://forum.racedepartment.com/blogs/scott-woodwiss/59-you-know-theyre-not-so-ugly-now.html

  • Chris (Vampire)24/03/2009 at 16:37

    Are you using the LCLT? The formatting wouldn’t work on it for me the other day at all, just something perhaps to bring up if mr c sees this.

    Yep, LCLT. I bookmarked it before the doohickey and haven't converted yet.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 16:37

    Ok, for some reason, my formatting isn’t working. Maybe it’s because I hold down shift and enter (A habit I obtained on MSN messenger). Sorry! I’ll try again:

    Bernie claims Flavio and Ron threatened to boycott the first race of the season:

    I don't believe much that comes out of Bernie's mouth these days, I swear he has Alzheimer's if half of these storys are true

  • chris evans24/03/2009 at 16:48

    Hi everyone.

  • Chris (Vampire)24/03/2009 at 16:49

    Hi Chris

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 16:50

    Chris says hi to Chris. Lovely. :D

  • me24/03/2009 at 16:50

    Check it out guys - I’m now part of the RaceDepartment Media Team. I did my first blog post there last night and it’s already the Featured Post on the homepage.

    ummmm....

    1) who?

    2) it's asking me to login

  • me24/03/2009 at 16:50

    Are you using the LCLT? The formatting wouldn’t work on it for me the other day at all, just something perhaps to bring up if mr c sees this.

    am aware, will fix at some point, soz.

  • Chris (Vampire)24/03/2009 at 16:55

    me: 24/03/2009 at 16:50:46

    Are you using the LCLT? The formatting wouldn’t work on it for me the other day at all, just something perhaps to bring up if mr c sees this.

    am aware, will fix at some point, soz.

    That's alright. I just wanted to make sure I didn't look like someone who didn't know anything (says the guy who asked what a diffuser was earlier) and couldn't format properly. While we're on the topic, can I suggest an edit post function for the LCLT?

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 16:55

    God, the FIA. With this stupid ruling, you can see that everyone’s going to use the same engine for the first three races, just so that they do not get stuck with having to use a ninth engine (and suffer a grid penalty) with a discarded but not worn-out sitting on a shelf beside them.

    Is that bad then?

    I think so. You have had cases of teams being forced to run 2nd-time engines at power circuits like Monza and Spa becasue Monza and Spa where back to back. Now I heard that the lost in power for a 2nd time engine is 5% of a fresh one, but still I think the drivers would welcome the extra 5% more power say going into Les Combes in Spa or the Variante Goodyear at Monza.... And I could only wonder how many more engine failures there would have been at the old Hockenheimring if some sucker of a team had to run a 2nd-time engine there. Talked about "Promised DNF."

    On the flip side of the coin, we know of circuit where power is not critical places like Monaco and Hungary and one would suspect, Mangy-Cours, so if you have to run 2nd-time engines, why not at those circuits and leave the fresh engines for the power circuits?

    Finally, we are going into a new circuit at Abu Dhubi for the final race. Under this system the teams have no other choice to run the engine that raced at Brazil. With my ssytem you have a choice of the freshest of eight engines that been in two races. You would hate to see the championship won becasue of an engine chance, wouldn't you? It becomes the fault of the engine why or why not and not the driver.

  • Scott Woodwiss24/03/2009 at 16:56

    1) who?

    A community which mainly deals with "virtual motorsport" so Race Pro, RACE 07, rFactor - that sort of thing.

    2) it’s asking me to login

    No problem. I'll quote it from the site. Apologies in advance if it's a bit long.

    The start of the new Formula 1 season is imminent and of course it marks the start of a new era in F1 with the reintroduction of slick tyres, KERS and mainly the radical new aero regulations that have made the cars looks so strikingly different.

    I'm sure everyone will agree that when the initial picture of Kazuki Nakajima running round Jerez in the Williams-Toyota FW30 sporting a 2009-spec rear wing, we all thought the same thing -EURGH! Sure, opinions were divided and I think at first I didn't mind it that much. Then they showed us a 2009 front wing which didn't look so ghastly either. But when BMW turned up to the first official winter test at Barcelona, immediately after that heart-stopping championship decider in Brazil, the F1.08B's striking and rather fugly aero package really took the biscuit. I literally despised it and thought that if all cars were going to look this bad, I may as well gouge my eyes out with a fork now and save myself the visual scarring.

    But as time went on and the first cars were unveiled, I began to slowly but surely come around. OK I'll admit that when I first saw the Ferrari I didn't like it that much and preffered the Toyota which followed. Then came the McLaren which looks simply amazing and then the Williams, Renault and BMW in quick succession. I didn't mind the Beemer, felt the boldness of the R29's colour scheme burning into the retinas of my eyes and as for the Williams, it was already looking as though it had Best Looking Car of the Year sewn up. Then came the Newey-penned RB5 which I found rather good looking and seemed amazed by the noticeablely low-extending rear wing endplates that reminisced those of the 1986 Benetton-BMW.

    More recently it's been Toro Rosso, Force India and the new Brawn GP and I have to say my opinions of all the cars now are vastly different to those I had some months ago. One way I got accustomed was to have my laptop wallpaper feature an R29 plastered all over it, staring straight back at me. And it worked! Now, I just see these new aero parts as the norm. I don't despise the huge front wings or the tall rear counterparts. Sure, there's a variety of different nose shapes on display but I find that each car's nose defines it's look. For me, I can recognise an F1 car by the detail of it's front end there or thereabouts. Autosport featured a picture quiz shortly after the 2008 season finale in its magazine which contained every 2008 car whited out, which meant the task was to correctly identify which was which. Not to sound like I'm bragging but I got every single one of them first try.

    So say what you like about them now. I feel as those the new generation of the pinnacle of motorsport's tarmac warriors don't look as horrid and vile as we first assumed them to be. You know the saying "Never judge a book by its cover"? Well if you ask me, I think that's what we all did. But hey, that's just my opinion.

    Oh and for the record, the new Brawn GP BGP001 is the best looking car on the grid. Period.

  • chris evans24/03/2009 at 16:56

    Chris says hi to Chris. Lovely. :D

    Every Chris has an unspoken bond, understood only by us.

    Or something.

  • Mattw24/03/2009 at 16:56

    it’s too complicated. it’s not like a lego brick that can be snapped off and on at a whim. the whole car is based around that diffuser.

    The diffuser is part of the chassis is it not?

    If they need to change it, it would require a complete new chassis? What about a new crash test?

    Look at how long the Toyota and Williams designs have been the in public domain, and the other teams (such as Ferrari) STILL have not been able to copy it yet - this is not a minor change. If the diffusers are banned it could derail Brawn's and William's seasons totally - and I doubt the Toyota board in Japan would be too chuffed either.

    Could any of these teams survive their cars being declared illegal?

  • me24/03/2009 at 16:57

    That’s alright. I just wanted to make sure I didn’t look like someone who didn’t know anything (says the guy who asked what a diffuser was earlier) and couldn’t format properly. While we’re on the topic, can I suggest an edit post function for the LCLT?

    you have no idea how complicated that is to make happen.

    it's scheduled for an introduction in august, which means in sidepodtime, about xmas :)

  • me24/03/2009 at 17:00

    The diffuser is part of the chassis is it not?

    If they need to change it, it would require a complete new chassis? What about a new crash test?

    yup.

    Look at how long the Toyota and Williams designs have been the in public domain, and the other teams (such as Ferrari) STILL have not been able to copy it yet - this is not a minor change. If the diffusers are banned it could derail Brawn’s and William’s seasons totally - and I doubt the Toyota board in Japan would be too chuffed either.

    the teams wouldn't go this far down the road on a whim. the regulations are badly written. what is odd though is ian's point earlier that RBR enquired and were told "no".

    Could any of these teams survive their cars being declared illegal?

    can't see it happening.

  • Chris (Vampire)24/03/2009 at 17:00

    you have no idea how complicated that is to make happen.

    True. The LCLT is WAY out of my website designing league.

  • me24/03/2009 at 17:00

    Oh and for the record, the new Brawn GP BGP001 is the best looking car on the grid. Period.

    the highlighter car?

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 17:01

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7960155.stm 1994 Australian GP Highlights (50 minutes)

    I love the BBC. I thought it was meerly going to be 5 minutes.

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 17:02

    can’t see it happening.

    it being declared illegal? or them surviving it?

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 17:02

    Oh and for the record, the new Brawn GP BGP001 is the best looking car on the grid. Period.

    the highlighter car?

    I think (i.e. hope) he is referring to the body work - not the livery

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 17:07

    Blimey, 895 comments in yesterdays Daily, are we aiming for 1000 in a day or something now?

  • Journeyer24/03/2009 at 17:08

    Blimey, 895 comments in yesterdays Daily, are we aiming for 1000 in a day or something now?

    Aiming for 150K before FP1. We're just under 60 hours to go now.

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 17:08

    Blimey, 895 comments in yesterdays Daily, are we aiming for 1000 in a day or something now?

    aiming for 150,000 before FP1

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 17:10

    Aiming for 150K before FP1. We’re just under 60 hours to go now.

    So what are we debating about tonight then ;)

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 17:11

    March 24th, 2009 at 17:00 #222 - me said:

    Oh and for the record, the new Brawn GP BGP001 is the best looking car on the grid. Period.

    the highlighter car

    I hate to say this, but if Brawn used Black as the basic colour with say glow-in-the-dark yellow or red or normal blue or purple highlights the car would look like those neck-snapping neoprene bikinis that Body Glove used to make....

    Just dropping a sponourship idea that Ross might want to think about...

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 17:17

    Where is Variante Goodyear at Monza?

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 17:22

    The diffuser is part of the chassis is it not?

    If they need to change it, it would require a complete new chassis? What about a new crash test?

    No. The diffuser is screwed on to the chassis but changing the design of the diffuser will probably be a bigger step that re-designing the chassis. Everything in front of the diffuser affects how it and they works. If a team puts a larger chord front wing on that can choke the flow to the diffuser and make it less efficient. Everything between the front wing and the diffuser affect how the flow that leaves the wing arrives at the diffuser.

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 17:24

    March 24th, 2009 at 17:17 #231 - Steven Roy said:

    Where is Variante Goodyear at Monza?

    Damnit. It the one after the start/finish line that disappeared from the time when they used to have the double-chicance there. Italian is a fourth language in priority for me so I am not really going to remember corner names to well.

  • Mattw24/03/2009 at 17:24

    what is odd though is ian’s point earlier that RBR enquired and were told “no”.

    We do not know what they asked...

    But my understanding to the procedure is - if the teams want to clarify their interpretation of the rules, they contact Charlie, and if he agrees, he tells them yes. If he disagrees, then he tells ALL teams no.

    Was this done?

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 17:25

    So what are we debating about tonight then

    Diffusers, Engines, and how Brawn will win in Aus.

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 17:26

    Damnit. It the one after the start/finish line that disappeared from the time when they used to have the double-chicance there. Italian is a fourth language in priority for me so I am not really going to remember corner names to well.

    I thought that was called Variante Retifillio (spelling) I assume they have commercialised it with a few bucks from Goodyear.

  • Mattw24/03/2009 at 17:27

    Oh and for the record, the new Brawn GP BGP001 is the best looking car on the grid. Period.

    I agree. Pants colour scheme, but the best looking shape underneath.

    Should have gone for British racing green – or failing that, left it in naked carbon fibre

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 17:32

    Diffusers, Engines, and how Brawn will win in Aus.

    .. and then have the win removed after Red Bull's complaint. Can a diffuser really be worth 5/10th's?

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 17:32

    .. and then have the win removed after Red Bull’s complaint. Can a diffuser really be worth 5/10th’s?

    Yes, basically :P

  • Dirty Scarab24/03/2009 at 17:34

    I kinda think the BGP001 is the best looker. (but not the spray-job). I love the low nose.

    Also, Button's favorite in the betting for the win in Australia.

    Button 10/3

    Kimi 9/2

    Massa 5/1

    Alonso 6/1

    Barrichello 6/1

    Weird that Button's odds are so much lower than Rubens'.

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 17:34

    .. and then have the win removed after Red Bull’s complaint. Can a diffuser really be worth 5/10th’s?

    Easily.

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 17:34

    Damnit. It the one after the start/finish line that disappeared from the time when they used to have the double-chicance there. Italian is a fourth language in priority for me so I am not really going to remember corner names to well.

    I thought that was called Variante Retifillio (spelling) I assume they have commercialised it with a few bucks from Goodyear.

    That was the first one, and is the name that they kept when they re-profiled the circuit. Even for you, it is just easier to spell "Goodyear" than whatever that Retifillio is properly spelt...

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 17:34

    Weird that Button’s odds are so much lower than Rubens’.

    He has more chance of winning or more people are betting on him

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 17:35

    Weird that Button’s odds are so much lower than Rubens’.

    I'm telling ya, Webber is a good bet.

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 17:35

    Weird that Button’s odds are so much lower than Rubens’.

    More people will bet on Button because of nationality. The odds don't just reflect the chances of someone winning. They also reflect the amount of money bet on each driver.

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 17:36

    Weird that Button’s odds are so much lower than Rubens’.

    are there any odds for a rubenas 1-2-3?

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 17:37

    *rubens

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 17:37

    .. and then have the win removed after Red Bull’s complaint.

    Nobody could get them out of that situation better than Ross Brawn. He knows what he's doing.

  • me24/03/2009 at 17:37

    No. The diffuser is screwed on to the chassis

    the lower part of the diffuser is part of the floor, no?

  • me24/03/2009 at 17:38

    .. and then have the win removed after Red Bull’s complaint. Can a diffuser really be worth 5/10th’s?

    yup.

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 17:38

    winder if you can bet that the diffusers will be banned?

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 17:38

    are there any odds for a rubenas 1-2-3?

    If you want to bet on that I will give you 500/1

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 17:40

    the lower part of the diffuser is part of the floor, no?

    The shape of the floor affects the diffuser but if the current diffusers are illegal they can be unbolted and a new legal one bolted on (or attached with aerospace blu tac if Christine has invented it). The new one won't work though.

  • me24/03/2009 at 17:43

    The shape of the floor affects the diffuser but if the current diffusers are illegal they can be unbolted and a new legal one bolted on

    i swear last years renault diffuser wasn't bolted on, but rather a moulded part of the floor.

    however, i can't prove it because they wouldn't let me take pictures.

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 17:48

    Is it just me or is time really dragging this week

  • me24/03/2009 at 17:49

    Is it just me or is time really dragging this week

    nope.

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 17:49

    #246 - Lukeh said:

    Weird that Button’s odds are so much lower than Rubens’.

    are there any odds for a rubenas 1-2-3?

    I guess this means that that the first thing that crosses the finish line is Ruben's brake pedal.

    The second thing to cross the finish line is the master cylinder from the engine of Ruben's car...

    The third thing to cross the finish line is either the left rear ballast or KERB's system if they are using it, again from Ruben's car... quite possible actually. :P

  • me24/03/2009 at 17:49

    nope.

    that didn't answer your question at all, did it?

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 17:50

    that didn’t answer your question at all, did it?

    :P

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 17:50

    that didn’t answer your question at all, did it?

    nope LOL .. maybe its just cause it's soooo close now I'm getting excited and time can't pass quickly enough

  • me24/03/2009 at 17:51

    Is it just me or is time really dragging this week

    for us, no. time is rapidly running out. we need at least another week.

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 17:52

    Viva F1 :D

  • Mattw24/03/2009 at 17:53

    you guys watch the track,

    I'm gona watch the stewards office - I think this is where the action will be this weekend :(

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 17:54

    I’m gona watch the stewards office - I think this is where the action will be this weekend

    Your gonna miss all those crashes, there'll be so many there will only be three finishers.

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 17:54

    Your gonna miss all those crashes, there’ll be so many there will only be three finishers.

    and all of them will be rubens!

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 17:55

    and all of them will be rubens!

    :)

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 17:56

    and all of them will be rubens!

    I was thinking Heidfeld, Timo and Webber. But we can extend it to four.

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 17:56

    I was thinking Heidfeld, Timo and Webber. But we can extend it to four.

    For Kubica obviously

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 17:58

    #265 - Lukeh said:

    Your gonna miss all those crashes, there’ll be so many there will only be three finishers.

    and all of them will be rubens!

    And Steven Roy will be out 500 to wahtever 1 Lukeh Antes up. Take a punt, Lukeh.

    Steven Roy can only blame Steven Roy for this ......

  • me24/03/2009 at 17:59

    you guys watch the track,

    I’m gona watch the stewards office - I think this is where the action will be this weekend :(

    awesome quote :)

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 18:01

    I know this is a GMM *cough* story but its being reported that Alonso and Piquet have taken a pay cut

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 18:02

    #270 - me said:

    you guys watch the track,

    I’m gona watch the stewards office - I think this is where the action will be this weekend

    awesome quote

    If you consider "Action" in F1 just to be solely passes and crashes; I must admit that if I really want to see passes and crashes, I would go to the local singles bar...

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 18:02

    I know this is a GMM *cough* story but its being reported that Alonso and Piquet have taken a pay cut

    Maybe it's cos they're contract is in dollars, just a thought

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 18:03

    Maybe it’s cos they’re contract is in dollars, just a thought

    or maybe Renault are in the financial do-do?

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 18:03

    If you consider “Action” in F1 just to be solely passes and crashes; I must admit that if I really want to see passes and crashes, I would go to the local singles bar…

    Quite a lot of passes due to refuelling there though ;)

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 18:05

    Maybe it’s cos they’re contract is in dollars, just a thought

    or maybe Renault are in the financial do-do?

    That's a pretty accurate financial assessment, you're already more qualified than a lot of industry execs Jackie!

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 18:08

    #275 - Bassano Clapper said:

    If you consider “Action” in F1 just to be solely passes and crashes; I must admit that if I really want to see passes and crashes, I would go to the local singles bar…

    Quite a lot of passes due to refuelling there though

    True, I admit I would not recommend it for Steven Roy for that reason... although the ones that attempt a pass right after the refueling stop do seem to cause the biggest crashes...

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 18:09

    If the Brawn diffuser is found to be legal, I wonder how long it will take before we start seeing that design on the other cars .. or would the lack of testing make them more wary of changing

  • me24/03/2009 at 18:11

    If the Brawn diffuser is found to be legal, I wonder how long it will take before we start seeing that design on the other cars .. or would the lack of testing make them more wary of changing

    depends how good their CFD processes are, i guess.

    it'll give them something to do on a friday anyhow :)

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 18:13

    #278 - Jackie said:

    If the Brawn diffuser is found to be legal, I wonder how long it will take before we start seeing that design on the other cars .. or would the lack of testing make them more wary of changing

    Assuming that the diffuser is found to be legal, then I would think that the other teams would not bother coming up with their own version as Braun's version obviously backfired on Team Brawn, and Team did not do so well at Austrailia with this disffuser.

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 18:15

    Assuming that the diffuser is found to be legal, then I would think that the other teams would not bother coming up with their own version as Braun’s version obviously backfired on Team Brawn, and Team did not do so well at Austrailia with this disffuser.

    Eh?

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 18:18

    #281 - Jackie said:

    Assuming that the diffuser is found to be legal, then I would think that the other teams would not bother coming up with their own version as Braun’s version obviously backfired on Team Brawn, and Team did not do so well at Austrailia with this disffuser.

    Eh?

    If Brawn does well in Australia, his diffuser is going to be found illegal. If Brawn does poorly in Australia, his diffuser will be legal.

    Either way, why bother copying a diffuser that is either illegal or has lesser perfromance than your own?

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 18:20

    i swear last years renault diffuser wasn’t bolted on, but rather a moulded part of the floor.

    It is possible. I would have thought that they would want the option of changing a diffuser on its own rather than the whole floor if someone hits them from behind or in case a driver smashes it on some agressive kerbs.

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 18:23

    And Steven Roy will be out 500 to wahtever 1 Lukeh Antes up. That a punt, Lukeh.

    I am offering odds against the official result after all the appeals etc not on the order of the first three random bits of car that cross the line.

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 18:23

    I know this is a GMM *cough* story but its being reported that Alonso and Piquet have taken a pay cut

    They were paying Piquet??

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 18:23

    If Brawn does well in Australia, his diffuser is going to be found illegal. If Brawn does poorly in Australia, his diffuser will be legal.

    Gee you are more cynical than me :D

  • me24/03/2009 at 18:24

    They were paying Piquet??

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 18:24

    They were paying Piquet??

    To crash in Singapore

  • me24/03/2009 at 18:24

    It is possible. I would have thought that they would want the option of changing a diffuser on its own rather than the whole floor if someone hits them from behind or in case a driver smashes it on some agressive kerbs.

    needs further investigation :)

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 18:25

    I am offering odds against the official result after all the appeals etc not on the order of the first three random bits of car that cross the line.

    :D

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 18:25

    If Brawn does well in Australia, his diffuser is going to be found illegal. If Brawn does poorly in Australia, his diffuser will be legal.

    You could play the game and pretend to do badly in Oz, have the diffuser shown to be legal and then show your true performance in the following races

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 18:26

    To crash in Singapore

    :P

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 18:26

    needs further investigation :)

    I think the bottom line is that neither of us really know. We are basing our assumptions on the little we know or can guess at.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 18:27

    Something is giving me the feeling that Autosport are now sponsored by Michelin. I can't quite put my finger on it though

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 18:29

    Something is giving me the feeling that Autosport are now sponsored by Michelin. I can’t quite put my finger on it though

    what could possibly give you that idea!? :P

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 18:31

    what could possibly give you that idea!? :P

    I'm quite good at those sublimal messages I guess

    Either that or Bibendum is trying to out-do Panda in the celebrity stakes!

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 18:32

    #286 - Jackie said:

    If Brawn does well in Australia, his diffuser is going to be found illegal. If Brawn does poorly in Australia, his diffuser will be legal.

    Gee you are more cynical than me

    Not really. Just an overworked Race Engineer at at RSPCRF1 (Relentless Sidepodcast Panda Cosworth Racing F1) who does not see the point of designing copies of illegal or underperforming diffusers....

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 18:32

    Either that or Bibendum is trying to out-do Panda in the celebrity stakes!

    Is Panda going to appear on the BBC intro's or something?

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 18:32

    Is Panda going to appear on the BBC intro’s or something?

    I wouldn't put it past him

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 18:33

    March 24th, 2009 at 18:24 #288 - Bassano Clapper said:

    They were paying Piquet??

    To crash in Singapore

    But why.... Piquet crashes for free!

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 18:34

    I wouldn’t put it past him

    Sidepodcast version of Ant v Dec, who can get the most coverage.

  • me24/03/2009 at 18:34

    I think the bottom line is that neither of us really know. We are basing our assumptions on the little we know or can guess at.

    we both agree that changing a diffuser means that the whole of the car from the nose to the rear wing will need redesigning, so the ability to switch one for another is irrelevant :)

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 18:35

    Sidepodcast version of Ant v Dec, who can get the most coverage.

    At least I can tell which is Panda and which is Bibendum

    (Or care, for that matter)

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 18:36

    Something is giving me the feeling that Autosport are now sponsored by Michelin. I can’t quite put my finger on it though

    It would be annoying if he wasn't so darn cute.

  • me24/03/2009 at 18:37

    At least I can tell which is Panda and which is Bibendum

    (Or care, for that matter)

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 18:39

    Ref: Last of the Late BraKERS article on Pitlane Fanatic

    Are Flybrid Systems doing a national tour or something? They're really pimping their wares aren't they?

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 18:40

    Jackie said:

    If Brawn does well in Australia, his diffuser is going to be found illegal. If Brawn does poorly in Australia, his diffuser will be legal.

    You could play the game and pretend to do badly in Oz, have the diffuser shown to be legal and then show your true performance in the following races

    Now look who is cynical.....

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 18:42

    Ref: Last of the Late BraKERS article on Pitlane Fanatic

    It didn't actually dawn on me that it was the same guy that had presented the London meeting till I checked the Flybird website .. he was a really good speaker but I did feel a bit misplaced amongst all the guys.

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 18:43

    Now look who is cynical…..

    Well, I did say I was cynical LD

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 18:43

    LD? that was supposed to be a smiley face

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 18:45

    My understanding of the engine regulations is that teams are allowed to use the 8 engines how they see fit, the order and number of uses is entirely up to them.

    The restriction is that once an engine has been used and removed from a car, the ports will be sealed by FIA officials so that no work can be done on it before it is re-used.

    I'm guessing this would also prevent inspection to measure wear.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 18:46

    I’m guessing this would also prevent inspection to measure wear.

    Does looking at an engine constitute 'work'?

    In the FIA's eyes, that's probably a yes

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 18:49

    Just found out that ITV now that they don't have an F1 contract have made their videos available worldwide. These include martin Brundle driving old F1 cars.

    http://www.itv-f1.com/VideoWorldwide.aspx

  • me24/03/2009 at 18:51

    Just found out that ITV now that they don’t have an F1 contract have made their videos available worldwide. These include martin Brundle driving old F1 cars.

    they've removed all the interesting ones though?

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 18:53

    What's the thinking behind raising the pitlane speed limit to 100kph (62 mph)?

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 18:57

    What’s the thinking behind raising the pitlane speed limit to 100kph (62 mph)?

    so rookies can get a strike when they forget to brake

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 18:57

    so rookies can get a strike when they forget to brake

    Ah, Nakajima Bowling!

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 18:58

    Ah, Nakajima Bowling!

    yes indeedy!

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 18:58

    Ah, Nakajima Bowling!

    that's brilliant :D

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 19:00

    that’s brilliant :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI6bqQa5EMI&feature=related

    striiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 19:00

    March 24th, 2009 at 18:45 #311 - Andy Taylor said:

    My understanding of the engine regulations is that teams are allowed to use the 8 engines how they see fit, the order and number of uses is entirely up to them.

    The restriction is that once an engine has been used and removed from a car, the ports will be sealed by FIA officials so that no work can be done on it before it is re-used.

    I’m guessing this would also prevent inspection to measure wear.

    Well, I guess the teams will have data on their engine performances from year to year at various tracks so no chnace to inspect this year's would not be a complete loss.

    And I can imagine the teams looking over their engines this year while they have them at the races measuring wear to best determine which of the eight goes to the last race.

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 19:01

    we're just over half way on todays quota for comments!!

    KEEP GOING!!

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 19:03

    we’re just over half way on todays quota for comments!!

    There is a quota?

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 19:04

    There is a quota?

    We may have accidentally suggested we could hit 145k total comments before the action begins. Jon is determined.

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 19:04

    There is a quota?

    we're going for 150,000 before FP1 on friday, so we need a certain amount a day

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 19:05

    17

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 19:05

    Jon is determined.

    i don't think determined is quite strong enough :D

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 19:05

    18 :D

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:05

    Aren't we just better off aiming for a cool 150k by the end of the debrief show!

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:05

    Ok, by FP1 is fine

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 19:05

    Aren’t we just better off aiming for a cool 150k by the end of the debrief show!

    Ah no because thats bound to happen!

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 19:06

    So how many do we need to achieve said target?

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:07

    So how many do we need to achieve said target?

    About 6000 or so, I think

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 19:07

    i think it was 625 today, tomorrow and thursday

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 19:07

    Pity we couldn't have a live impromptu panel .. that would generate loads

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 19:07

    About 6000 or so, I think

    ah no, much lower than that, we were at 148,200 earlier

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 19:08

    Christine or 'Me' can we have a comment count please?

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:08

    ah no, much lower than that, we were at 148,200 earlier

    I've just noticed

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/sidepodcast-comment-total-png

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:08

    i think it was 625 today, tomorrow and thursday

    No sweat then

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 19:08

    Christine or ‘Me’ can we have a comment count please?

    I saw that coming a mile off! :)

    148,600.

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 19:09

    I saw that coming a mile off! :)

    hehe, thank you very much

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:09

    I saw that coming a mile off! :)

    You know your audience at least :)

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 19:09

    1400 sure Steven Roy could do a fair few of those :D

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:10

    1400 sure Steven Roy could do a fair few of those :D

    74 a day average at the moment, am sure that is rising too

  • lou24/03/2009 at 19:11

    Hey all :D i've just got back from a rather lovely day in london :) but i have loads and loads of work to do for tomorrow... so i was just wondering if i've missed much today other than what is covered in f1minute :)

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 19:12

    1400 sure Steven Roy could do a fair few of those :D

    I have stopped commenting. Saving my finger tips for the start of the season.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:13

    Slow news day as they gear up for Oz, press releases and interviews and 'I can win' stories

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 19:13

    I have stopped commenting. Saving my finger tips for the start of the season.

    Do voicemail comments count?

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 19:13

    I have stopped commenting. Saving my finger tips for the start of the season.

    ahhh nooo!!! your our star commentor, like Michael Jordan in the NBA :P

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 19:13

    Hey all :D i’ve just got back from a rather lovely day in london :) but i have loads and loads of work to do for tomorrow… so i was just wondering if i’ve missed much today other than what is covered in f1minute :)

    Bernie said Barrichello would beat Button in the championship and the Brawn diffusers might be illegal.

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 19:14

    ahhh nooo!!! your our star commentor, like Michael Jordan in the NBA :P

    He has retired. The NBA still exists.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:14

    Bernie said Barrichello would beat Button in the championship and the Brawn diffusers might be illegal.

    Bernie also said medals were a good idea

    Bernie is delusional, allegedly ;)

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 19:14

    How about naming your favourite driver and giving 5 reasons why you support him

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 19:14

    Bernie said Barrichello would beat Button in the championship and the Brawn diffusers might be illegal.

    There's a lot of Bs in there.

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 19:14

    He has retired. The NBA still exists.

    ahhh toucheé

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 19:15

    There’s a lot of Bs in there.

    I can only see one LOL

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 19:15

    Who do people think is going to win Constructor's championship this year?

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 19:16

    I can only see one LOL

    Oh i like that... brilliant!

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 19:16

    Ferrari, but it's just a guess I having nothing to back that up with

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:16

    There’s a lot of Bs in there.

    Bernie bluffs button and Brawn bravado for blogs

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:17

    Who do people think is going to win Constructor’s championship this year?

    Probably: Ferrari

    Want: McLaren (or Brawn)

  • lou24/03/2009 at 19:17

    Bernie said Barrichello would beat Button in the championship and the Brawn diffusers might be illegal.

    i saw that this morning. Bernie doesn't know what he is talking about :P

  • lou24/03/2009 at 19:18

    How about naming your favourite driver and giving 5 reasons why you support him

    only 5? :P

  • Andy+Taylor24/03/2009 at 19:18

    There’s a lot of Bs in there.

    A lot of BS you mean ;)

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 19:18

    only 5? :P

    :P

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:18

    There’s a lot of Bs in there.

    A lot of BS you mean ;)

    Your + is back?

    Do you have DD and old skool doohickey open?

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 19:19

    I can only see one LOL

    :D

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 19:20

    How about we try and come up with some aliterative (is that a word) titles for the wiining team in Oz

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:22

    How about we try and come up with some aliterative (is that a word) titles for the wiining team in Oz

    Is that a Wii Sports term? ;)

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 19:22

    How about we try and come up with some aliterative (is that a word) titles for the wiining team in Oz

    Alliteration competition?

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 19:22

    oops, tis a well known fact that I have dyslexic fingers

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:23

    oops, tis a well known fact that I have dyslexic fingers

    :)

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 19:23

    How about we try and come up with some aliterative (is that a word) titles for the wiining team in Oz

    Brutal Boss Bernie Beaten as Barrichello and Button Battle for Brawn Brilliance

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 19:24

    9 points to Lukeh

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:26

    Dear Apple/Steve Jobs

    Please release an Apple Netbook forthwith so I can live comment F1 races this year and still watch on a wacking big telly

    Thank you

    Mr Clapper

    ps. Alternatively, a battery powered wheely trolley for my iMac would come a distant second

  • Andy+Taylor24/03/2009 at 19:27

    ps. Alternatively, a battery powered wheely trolley for my iMac would come a distant second

    I hope you have seen Saturday Night Live's iRack? It's on You Tube...

  • 2008 SPC-land Fantasy Racers Champions Jordan F124/03/2009 at 19:30

    March 24th, 2009 at 19:17 #361 - Bassano Clapper said:

    Who do people think is going to win Constructor’s championship this year?

    Probably: Ferrari

    Want: McLaren (or Brawn)

    BMW going to walk away with the Constructors before the half-way point is reached.....

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:31

    I hope you have seen Saturday Night Live’s iRack? It’s on You Tube…

    Intelligence briefings on iRack :D :) :D

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 19:33

    Brawn's Button and Barrichello bring bloody brilliant banter to beginning of Bernie's brainless battle?

    Not sure what that means, but...

  • Dank24/03/2009 at 19:34

    I hate having to play catch up on F1 news. Been out of the loop for the past few days and it's slightly annoying. Damn OCDness :-)

  • me24/03/2009 at 19:34

    Please release an Apple Netbook forthwith so I can live comment F1 races this year and still watch on a wacking big telly

    itouch?

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 19:35

    Brawn’s Button and Barrichello bring bloody brilliant banter to beginning of Bernie’s brainless battle?

    wow 11 b's thats impressive!

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:36

    itouch?

    Grrr

    No iPod Touch for me, waiting for the iPhone refresh this summer.

    Plus, am guessing live commenting during races will be moving by a little too rapidly for that!

  • me24/03/2009 at 19:37

    No iPod Touch for me, waiting for the iPhone refresh this summer.

    Plus, am guessing live commenting during races will be moving by a little too rapidly for that!

    i'll try it and let you know.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 19:42

    Has anyone seen a film about Audi winning at Le Mans called 'Truth in 24'?

    Apparently it's available for free on iTunes...

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 19:43

    Apparently it’s available for free on iTunes…

    Free?

    *Quickly runs to ITunes.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 19:43

    Apparently it’s available for free on iTunes…

    Free?

    *Quickly runs to ITunes.

    Only in the States, sorry :-(

    it is available for torrent...

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:43

    *Quickly runs to ITunes.

    US only?

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:44

    it is available for torrent…

    Is it wrong to post links to free content?

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 19:44

    Only in the States, sorry :-(

    *Skids to a halt and walks back, grumbling

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 19:45

    it is available for torrent…

    Is it wrong to post links to free content?

    Or rather, would it be wrong to upload the 1.4GB file to drop.io?

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:46

    Or rather, would it be wrong to upload the 1.4GB file to drop.io?

    The interst from search engines may not be such a good thing

  • me24/03/2009 at 19:48

    Is it wrong to post links to free content?

    if it's illegal, then yes :)

  • me24/03/2009 at 19:50

    Or rather, would it be wrong to upload the 1.4GB file to drop.io?

    that would take you forever to upload?

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:50

    Official trailers here

  • Andy+Taylor24/03/2009 at 19:50

    if it’s illegal, then yes :)

    There are other ways which should probably not be discussed here...

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 19:51

    that would take you forever to upload?

    Really?

    That was sarcasm by the way. But the best way is to (wink, wink) not mention it on sidepocast (nudge, nudge)

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:52

    There are other ways which should probably not be discussed here…

    I hear Google can be quite handy these days in finding things

  • Andy+Taylor24/03/2009 at 19:52

    I hear Google can be quite handy these days in finding things

    It is a most excellent search engine :D

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 19:53

    Puppy is less sweet now. Just peed on the floor....

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 19:54

    Puppy is less sweet now. Just peed on the floor….

    Is there a picture of puppy :)

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 19:54

    I hear Google can be quite handy these days in finding things

    I was thinking more other terms for it, maybe 'Go Out Of Garage, Leave Everything'

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 19:55

    Puppy is less sweet now. Just peed on the floor….

    We want puppy pic. (not of it peeing of course, that would be slightly disturbing)

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 19:56

    Is there a picture of puppy :)

    Don't have one and parents have my camera at the moment. Imagine a 13 week old, fairly fat, chocolate brown labrador - looking immensely guilty.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:56

    Puppy is less sweet now. Just peed on the floor….

    Like a an old British sports car, though easier to clean, not to fix

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 19:57

    Don’t have one and parents have my camera at the moment. Imagine a 13 week old, fairly fat, chocolate brown labrador - looking immensely guilty.

    cameraphone?

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 19:58

    cameraphone?

    Don't say your dog ate it either.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 19:58

    cameraphone?

    I don't think Flibster's phone is that kind of multitasker

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 20:02

    cameraphone?

    I don’t think Flibster’s phone is that kind of multitasker

    It's a old brick isn't it. :D

    It's 4 years old and I love it - nothing has even come close to replacing it yet.

  • Andy+Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:02

    Puppy is less sweet now. Just peed on the floor….

    You're lucky it was just pee.... Still, with the state the bath is probably still in after the engine cleaning.....

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:03

    something new for you...

    prior to every race weekend christine digs through the photographic archives for a big picture:

    http://www.f1bigpicture.com/

    tuesday is flashback day and wednesday will be a look back to '08, while thursday should be paddock atmosphere day.

    predictably fri/sat/sun will likely be from the circuit.

    it's all up in the air (as ever), but we'll play around and see if it works. feedback as ever is grateful.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:03

    You’re lucky it was just pee…. Still, with the state the bath is probably still in after the engine cleaning…..

    :D

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:04

    feedback as ever is grateful.

    grateful?

    i think i meant "gratefully welcomed", it's the ammonia ya see.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:04

    tuesday is flashback day and wednesday will be a look back to ‘08, while thursday should be paddock atmosphere day.

    Wow, Jenson in a fast car!

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:05

    tuesday is flashback day and wednesday will be a look back to ‘08, while thursday should be paddock atmosphere day.

    Does that mean what I think it means? Gratuitous shots of pit lane girls? :D

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 20:05

    it’s all up in the air (as ever), but we’ll play around and see if it works. feedback as ever is grateful.

    sounds like a great idea! looking forward to seeing how it plays out over the season

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 20:05

    i think i meant “gratefully welcomed”, it’s the ammonia ya see.

    I lurve that piccie.

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 20:05

    i think i meant “gratefully welcomed”, it’s the ammonia ya see.

    You never know, the feedback might be grateful. Have you asked it?

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:06

    Does that mean what I think it means? Gratuitous shots of pit lane girls? :D

    There's nothing gratuitous about setting an atmosphere :D

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 20:06

    I lurve that piccie.

    Can I suggest we have

    Mon : Classic (2000-2007)

    Tue : Classic ("")

    Wed : Classic ("")

    Thur : Classic (""")

    Fri : Classic (""")

    Sat : Atmosphere

    Sun : Race

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:06

    There’s nothing gratuitous about setting an atmosphere :D

    there are no una's this year. nor any fosters girls :(

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 20:07

    nor any fosters girls :(

    Damn that ING.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:08

    Mon : Loser's signing autograph's after race?

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 20:08

    You’re lucky it was just pee…. Still, with the state the bath is probably still in after the engine cleaning…..

    Bath is spotless. :)

    Spent the last couple of days re-tiling the bathroom so it's all clean and wonderful.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:09

    Spent the last couple of days re-tiling the bathroom so it’s all clean and wonderful.

    You must've made some mess then

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 20:09

    there are no una’s this year. nor any fosters girls :(

    *removes hat and bows head...* :(

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:09

    Spent the last couple of days re-tiling the bathroom so it’s all clean and wonderful.

    Was that planned or unplanned?

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:09

    *removes hat and bows head…* :(

    :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 20:14

    feedback as ever is grateful.

    grateful?

    i think i meant “gratefully welcomed”, it’s the ammonia ya see.

    Yikes! Ammonia!!!

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 20:15

    You must’ve made some mess then

    Other than the odd oily handprint on the old tiles and a couple of drops of thick oil on the wood floor on the hallway - nothing. It's an achievement for me. :)

    Was that planned or unplanned?

    Totally planned. I was to redecorate the bathroom while the other half was in India. All done apart from replacing the manky carpet - thats for tomorrow.

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:15

    Yikes! Ammonia!!!

    oops, didn't think you were around.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:16

    Has anyone seen a film about Audi winning at Le Mans called ‘Truth in 24‘?

    Apparently it’s available for free on iTunes…

    Making of... at Audi USA news

    http://www.audiusanews.com/image-gallery.do;jsessionid=F5BB5E50AB5727E3CD1320068848C787?imageGalleryId=96&method=view

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:16

    Totally planned. I was to redecorate the bathroom while the other half was in India. All done apart from replacing the manky carpet - thats for tomorrow.

    and you didn't think to live comment it?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 20:16

    Yikes! Ammonia!!!

    oops, didn’t think you were around.

    Just lurking, me ;-)

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 20:16

    Totally planned. I was to redecorate the bathroom while the other half was in India.

    Surprise? or does she know?

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:16

    .. and a couple of drops of thick oil on the wood floor on the hallway - nothing.

    I bet she notices.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 20:19

    I have cleaned up the 'This week's panellists page for you guys to add your names in. http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Next+Week's+Panellists

    Hey, J-damper - do you still want my question list from last week?

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 20:21

    Surprise? or does she know?

    Her idea. :( We've only just finished the kitchen...

    I bet she notices.

    It's pretty much all wiped up. Plus I can put the rug down over the top of the oil drops. ;)

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:21
  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 20:22

    and you didn’t think to live comment it?

    I've put a tile up.

    I've put another one next to it

    And another one on top of those two...

    Exhilerating.... ;)

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:22

    It’s pretty much all wiped up. Plus I can put the rug down over the top of the oil drops. ;)

    She'll just know.

    I don't know how they do it, but they do

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:23

    Exhilerating…. ;)

    oh.

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:23

    It’s pretty much all wiped up. Plus I can put the rug down over the top of the oil drops. ;)

    That just delays the inevitable.

  • Pat W24/03/2009 at 20:23

    Just passing through before I hit the college work, thought you might like a nice BAR-Honda vid.

    The main post is about IndyCar's test at the new Barber track (worth a look), but check out the very last video: Takuma Sato in a BAR on the Motegi oval! Watch it all the way through.

    (FuriousWedge is one of my blog links, they cover all sorts of stuff)

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 20:23

    I have cleaned up the ‘This week’s panellists page for you guys to add your names in. http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Next+Week’s+Panellists

    Me. In Maybe. Nice try Gavin.

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:24

    And another one on top of those two…

    Don't you mean above? On top would give you 2 layers of tiles. I know that's wrong, you would end up with a smaller bathroom. She'd notice that too.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:24

    Me. In Maybe. Nice try Gavin.

    Does he have "singing" next to your name

    He should!

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:25

    Don’t you mean above? On top would give you 2 layers of tiles. I know that’s wrong, you would end up with a smaller bathroom. She’d notice that too.

    You've tiled before then ;)

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 20:25

    Does he have “singing” next to your name

    The only way I'm getting on is if I'm air guitaring at the start.

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:25

    Don’t you mean above? On top would give you 2 layers of tiles. I know that’s wrong, you would end up with a smaller bathroom. She’d notice that too.

    :D

    :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 20:26

    I have cleaned up the ‘This week’s panellists page for you guys to add your names in. http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Next+Week’s+Panellists

    Me. In Maybe. Nice try Gavin.

    I was trying to be polite by not wiping out anyones name :-)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 20:26

    Does he have “singing” next to your name

    The only way I’m getting on is if I’m air guitaring at the start.

    That would make for great radio - better than Steven Roy posting a YouTube link during the panel show ;-)

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:27

    The only way I’m getting on is if I’m air guitaring at the start.

    So, when are you singing YMCA for us?

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 20:28

    So, when are you singing YMCA for us?

    Sometime before I die.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:29

    Sometime before I die.

    Promises, promises :D

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:30

    That would make for great radio - better than Steven Roy posting a YouTube link during the panel show ;-)

    Back in the dim and distant past of radio, there was a show called Educating Archie which starred a ventriloquist's dummy.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 20:32

    Remember how I fainted a couple of months ago? Well tomorrow is brain-scan day (just as a precaution). And no, I won't be live commenting it!

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:33

    Remember how I fainted a couple of months ago? Well tomorrow is brain-scan day (just as a precaution). And no, I won’t be live commenting it!

    Eeeek!

    Hope they find one ;)

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:34

    Seriously though, hope all goes well

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 20:36

    Eeeek!

    Hope they find one ;)

    There's nothing to find up there - it's all hollow :-D

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:39

    There’s nothing to find up there - it’s all hollow :-D

    There is a case of someone who has a lot of space in their head where their brain should be. Before you all ask "is it Bernie?" the answer is no - this particular man shows no ill-effects and is perfectly normal.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:39

    SPC comes up third in an F1 search for podcasts in iTunes :D :D :D

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:39

    SPC comes up third in an F1 search for podcasts in iTunes :D :D :D

    who be 1&2?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 20:39

    There’s nothing to find up there - it’s all hollow :-D

    There is a case of someone who has a lot of space in their head where their brain should be. Before you all ask “is it Bernie?” the answer is no - this particular man shows no ill-effects and is perfectly normal.

    Daddy?

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:40

    SPC comes up third in an F1 search for podcasts in iTunes :D :D :D

    Which is why I use it when demonstrating the iTunes Store :D

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:40

    There is a case of someone who has a lot of space in their head where their brain should be. Before you all ask “is it Bernie?” the answer is no - this particular man shows no ill-effects and is perfectly normal.

    Cos Bernie keeps his money there and we all know "money talks"

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 20:40

    who be 1&2?

    Chequered Flag and some paper perhaps?

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:40

    Which is why I use it when demonstrating the iTunes Store :D

    really?

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:40

    really?

    Really. :)

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:41

    who be 1&2?

    The F1 Show & Telegraph F1

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:41

    Really. :)

    that is tooo cool :)

    spc (hearts) andy.

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:41

    The F1 Show & Telegraph F1

    who? and oh.

    :(

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 20:42

    who? and oh.

    Half right.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 20:42

    really?

    Really. :)

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/o-rly-jpg

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:42

    who be 1&2?

    The F1 Show & Telegraph F1

    But you're listed under "Genre: Professional" instead of Sports and Recreation

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 20:42

    who? and oh.

    You're ahead of F1 Rejects!

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:42

    Half right.

    are the telegraph still doing a podcast? i thought the guy got promoted.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:42

    who? and oh.

    My thoughts exactly

    Bet that changes after Sunday :D

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:43

    But you’re listed under “Genre: Professional” instead of Sports and Recreation

    f1 may be a shambles, but they do get paid for it.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 20:43

    Half right.

    are the telegraph still doing a podcast? i thought the guy got promoted.

    I just tried to subscribe the other day and it showed a really old podcast that didn't work.

    So probably not...

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:43

    are the telegraph still doing a podcast? i thought the guy got promoted.

    Dated 18th March 09

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:43

    So probably not…

    and they're still ahead? we got work to do!

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:44

    Dated 18th March 09

    ahh, fair enough.

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 20:44

    You’re ahead of F1 Rejects!

    They are behind them and in 4th on mine.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:44

    f1 may be a shambles, but they do get paid for it.

    But it is a sport isn't it?

    Wait, don't answer that!

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:44

    spc (hearts) andy.

    Well, I do what I can to get the message out there. I may have mentioned that you use Macs to produce it too. Did I spot a reference to Logic the other day?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 20:45

    Dated 18th March 09

    ahh, fair enough.

    I tried to d/l that last night and it didn't work. Plus the title of the podcast is "2008 Spanish Grand Prix"...

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:45

    But it is a sport isn’t it?

    professional is a subcategory underneath > sports and rec.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:46

    F1 Minute No.6

    Who else has 2 in the Top 10?

    [ok, apart from Renault?]

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:46

    Well, I do what I can to get the message out there. I may have mentioned that you use Macs to produce it too. Did I spot a reference to Logic the other day?

    yup. we both have (paid for) copies of logic, although christine is not a fan.

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 20:46

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/o-rly-jpg

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

    :D

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 20:46

    yup. we both have (paid for) copies of logic, although christine is not a fan.

    Do not talk to me about Logic.

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:46

    yup. we both have (paid for) copies of logic, although christine is not a fan.

    I'll not mention that bit then.

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:47

    [ok, apart from Renault?]

    hehe. there's is multilingual.

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:47
  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 20:47
  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:47

    I tried to d/l that last night and it didn’t work. Plus the title of the podcast is “2008 Spanish Grand Prix”…

    Preview talks about Australia 09, must've fixed it

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:47

    I’ll not mention that bit then.

    i love logic and think it's better than cubase :)

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 20:47
  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 20:48

    Puppy has gone. Sadly, owners turning up to take him away got him so excited he peed again. :(

    Just in time for Heston's nutter meal.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:48
  • Christine24/03/2009 at 20:48

    i love logic and think it’s better than cubase :)

    I do not know what Cubase is but it must be reeeeally bad.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 20:49

    I tried to d/l that last night and it didn’t work. Plus the title of the podcast is “2008 Spanish Grand Prix”…

    Preview talks about Australia 09, must’ve fixed it

    Will try again then.

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:49

    I’ll not mention that bit then.

    we make videos in final cut too, if that's helps sell anything?

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:50

    This is not the 1st time a lady has refused to use logic

    [Bassano ducks]

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:50

    Will try again then.

    if you get it working, pls let us know what it's like.

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 20:50

    This is not the 1st time a lady has refused to use logic

    [Bassano ducks]

    Oooooooh

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:50

    I do not know what Cubase is but it must be reeeeally bad.

    It is. Logic I am told is great, but I don't really use it much. I can do a lot more in Garageband. The best thing about Logic is that it is only £320 but you get more than £300 worth of samples.

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:50

    This is not the 1st time a lady has refused to use logic

    [Bassano ducks]

    :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 20:50

    I tried to d/l that last night and it didn’t work. Plus the title of the podcast is “2008 Spanish Grand Prix”…

    Preview talks about Australia 09, must’ve fixed it

    Will try again then.

    The name is wrong, but I have managed to d/l it and it is actually a 2009 podcast :-)

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:51

    we make videos in final cut too, if that’s helps sell anything?

    Express or Pro?

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 20:51

    This is not the 1st time a lady has refused to use logic

    [Bassano ducks]

    Living dangerously eh?

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:52

    Express or Pro?

    pro.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:52

    we make videos in final cut too, if that’s helps sell anything?

    As used by Top 10 Podcasters and published photographers at SPC

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:52

    pro.

    actually. until that start of last season we used express. so the first 20 or so videos were done using that.

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:53

    As used by Top 10 Podcasters and published photographers at SPC

    :D

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:53

    pro.

    Gosh.

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:54

    Gosh.

    yeah, it's v.expensive and we saved for a looong time to afford it.

    fcp is the reason the macbookpro has melted.

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:54

    As used by Top 10 Podcasters and published photographers at SPC

    Well I normally mention No Country For Old Men, the winner of the 2008 Best Picture Oscar, but will mention SPC now too :)

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:54

    yeah, it’s v.expensive and we saved for a looong time to afford it.

    Express not enough for you then?

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:54

    fcp is the reason the macbookpro has melted.

    Applecare

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:55

    fcp is the reason the macbookpro has melted.

    actually, don't mention that bit ;)

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 20:55

    Applecare

    Shhh! We've gone over that before, it's a bit of a painful subject.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 20:56

    Will try again then.

    if you get it working, pls let us know what it’s like.

    It's a bit like F1 minute crossed with the Autosport podcast. Has potential. Didn't really say much though :-(

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:56

    Applecare

    I know someone who had his old MBP sent for repair numerous times, In the end they gave him a shiney new Alu one. He was most pleased

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:56

    Express not enough for you then?

    check out the animated standings table at 00:40:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2008/10/30/inside-track-sao-paulo/

    you can't do that in express.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 20:57

    Applecare

    I know someone who had his old MBP sent for repair numerous times, In the end they gave him a shiney new Alu one. He was most pleased

    I was given a new iPod mini under warranty (a good few years ago) as I munted the battery and they couldn't figure out the problem...

  • Al24/03/2009 at 20:57

    Sidepodcast is the first result for f1 in the Irish itunes podcast section.

  • me24/03/2009 at 20:58

    Sidepodcast is the first result for f1 in the Irish itunes podcast section.

    hey, now that is cool.

  • Al24/03/2009 at 20:58

    hey, now that is cool.

    F1 minute is fifth as well.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 20:59

    A bit NSFW, but it's nearly watershed time and this one is too funny not to share ;-)

    I mean, who hasn't wanted to do this as a kid?

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 20:59

    Sidepodcast is the first result for f1 in the Irish itunes podcast section.

    Radio5Live is if you search for Formula 1

    Sidepodcast TV is 3rd

  • Pat W24/03/2009 at 20:59

    A bit NSFW, but it’s nearly watershed time and this one is too funny not to share ;-)

    A year??

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 21:00

    A bit NSFW, but it’s nearly watershed time and this one is too funny not to share ;-)

    yeah saw that earlier, pure genius. that guy needs a drink buying for him!!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 21:04

    A bit NSFW, but it’s nearly watershed time and this one is too funny not to share ;-)

    A year??

    It's quite a tall roof. Perhaps the effect is like the Nazca lines - you can't see them until you are up in the air?

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:04

    "They say he'll have to scrub it off when he gets back from travelling."

    I'm saying, IF...

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 21:07

    Intrestingly in the BBC voting period for classic Malaysian Grand Prix, they have missed out 2001.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/andrewbenson/2009/03/classic_australian_gp_the_winn.html

    Stwange.

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 21:07

    100 more comments ladies and gents! Easy

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:07

    tweet from 5livef1:

    "Guess what! Raining here in Melbourne and the forecast is pretty mixed with possible showers on Sunday! Cool!!"

    http://twitter.com/5LiveF1/statuses/1383961276

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 21:08

    I’m saying, IF…

    hehe :)

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 21:08

    Bruno Senna will not be just competing in DTM, also set to appear in Le Mans

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/73878

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:08

    tweet from 5livef1:

    Autosport weather says cloudy for Fi & Sat

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 21:08

    “Guess what! Raining here in Melbourne and the forecast is pretty mixed with possible showers on Sunday! Cool!!”

    I love Australia.

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 21:09

    Bruno Senna will not be just competing in DTM, also set to appear in Le Mans

    Sounds like a good idea

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:09

    a followup from leemck:

    "Thinking I should have treated the BBC big warm coat with more respect instead of throwing it into my cupboard. Melbourne is cold and wet!"

    http://twitter.com/LeeMcK/statuses/1384030414

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:09

    I love Australia.

    Well, it is autumn

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 21:09

    yeah saw that earlier, pure genius. that guy needs a drink buying for him!!

    When I was at school, one of the science labs had a whiteboard (these were a novelty back then). At the top of the board, in large permanent letters it said: "Please no water - Pens and Whiteboard rubber in top drawer of teacher's bench". One day I managed to add a letter i to this sentence. It was there for months.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:10

    “Thinking I should have treated the BBC big warm coat with more respect instead of throwing it into my cupboard. Melbourne is cold and wet!”

    Leigh MacKenzie in a wet t-shirt race day?

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 21:10

    Leigh MacKenzie in a wet t-shirt race day?

    You messed up that name a bit didn't ya ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 21:10

    “Thinking I should have treated the BBC big warm coat with more respect instead of throwing it into my cupboard. Melbourne is cold and wet!”

    Leigh MacKenzie in a wet t-shirt race day?

    mmmmmmm.....

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:11

    One day I managed to add a letter i to this sentence. It was there for months.

    Nice!

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 21:11

    Ehem, .. who added me as a maybe for this weekend's sidepodpanel?

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 21:12

    Ehem, .. who added me as a maybe for this weekend’s sidepodpanel?

    Gavin, all Gavin's fault.

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 21:12

    Was my singing that good?

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:12

    you know because this is the internet, it's always mid-day somewhere, therefore there is no watershed... ever.

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:12

    Was my singing that good?

    it was brilliant!

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:12

    tweet from 5livef1:

    Is someone who bradcasts from Twitter, a Twit?

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:13

    Is someone who bradcasts from Twitter, a Twit?

    twitterer?

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 21:13

    http://wm.streaming.shell.com/21538/ferrari-en/refuelling_ad_2251.wmv

    This is an awesome video!! Ferrari refulled from a plane....not sure if its real though

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:13

    Ehem, .. who added me as a maybe for this weekend’s sidepodpanel?

    Gavin, all Gavin’s fault.

    But Steven told him to

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 21:13

    Bruno Senna will not be just competing in DTM, also set to appear in Le Mans

    Yay! :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 21:13

    you know because this is the internet, it’s always mid-day somewhere, therefore there is no watershed… ever.

    And therefore always happy hour too ;-)

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 21:13

    Ehem, .. who added me as a maybe for this weekend’s sidepodpanel?

    Wasn't me. Only just catching up with the comments and Gavin said he modified that page. I assume he did it.

  • Pat W24/03/2009 at 21:13

    New rule: all podcasts should complete their ID3 tags

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:13

    New rule: all podcasts should complete their ID3 tags

    we do?

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:14

    And therefore always happy hour too ;-)

    :D

  • JKLeopard24/03/2009 at 21:14

    Hi,

    I have been following Sidepodcast for a while now and you are doing a great job.

    Did anybody watch Heroes last night? I was quite surprised to hear "The Chain" during a scene.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:14

    twitterer?

    Sadly, I think that's true

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 21:14

    you know because this is the internet, it’s always mid-day somewhere, therefore there is no watershed… ever.

    Sidepodtime watershed?

  • Pat W24/03/2009 at 21:14

    we do?

    Yep. Others don't and that's annoying.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 21:14

    New rule: all podcasts should complete their ID3 tags

    And add a logo pic. and Chapters too please (I'm looking at you, Midweek Motorsports!)

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:14

    Yep. Others don’t and that’s annoying.

    ahh. name and shame?

  • Pat W24/03/2009 at 21:15

    Yep. Others don’t and that’s annoying.

    Actually I only listen to one other (MWM) so I shouldn't really complain.

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 21:15

    Did anybody watch Heroes last night? I was quite surprised to hear “The Chain” during a scene.

    TV .. what's that.. I thought it was only used to watch Formula One

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 21:16

    Yep. Others don’t and that’s annoying.

    Actually I only listen to one other (MWM) so I shouldn’t really complain.

    MWM are chronically bad at updating their feeds - which is stupid when you ideally want to listen to the show BEFORE the weekend to preview the action. :-(

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:16

    Hi,

    I have been following Sidepodcast for a while now and you are doing a great job.

    hey jkleopard. much thankyous :)

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 21:16

    New rule: all podcasts should complete their ID3 tags

    Whats an ID3 tag?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 21:16

    Did anybody watch Heroes last night? I was quite surprised to hear “The Chain” during a scene.

    You what now? You Tube link please...

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 21:17

    Welcome jkleopard :D

  • Al24/03/2009 at 21:17

    Did anybody watch Heroes last night? I was quite surprised to hear “The Chain” during a scene.

    I think that was in Sylar's flashback.

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 21:17
  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:17

    Whats an ID3 tag?

    Tells your media player title, artist, etc of podcast, music

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 21:17

    This is an awesome video!! Ferrari refulled from a plane….not sure if its real though

    Couldn't be more fake.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 21:17

    Ehem, .. who added me as a maybe for this weekend’s sidepodpanel?

    My fault, trying to be polite by not wiping anyone's name off the list.

    It's worth pointing out that you were a 'no' last week and still appeared, so don't take it as concrete, guys! :-D

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:17

    And add a logo pic. and Chapters too please (I’m looking at you, Midweek Motorsports!)

    at which point i should also mention to andy that we do podcast chapters in video:

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2008/05/05/video-podcast-chapters/

    perfect for a quick in-store demo :)

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 21:17

    Couldn’t be more fake.

    thought as much

  • Pat W24/03/2009 at 21:17

    Whats an ID3 tag?

    It gives Artist and Title information. Makes things appear in Last.fm.

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 21:18

    It’s worth pointing out that you were a ‘no’ last week and still appeared, so don’t take it as concrete, guys! :-D

    My no means no.

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 21:18

    Whats an ID3 tag?

    Cheers Pat :)

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 21:18

    Did anybody watch Heroes last night? I was quite surprised to hear “The Chain” during a scene.

    Never watched that program. The Chain is a great tune and I am sure you will find it used for all sorts round the world but here it will only ever mean one thing.

  • Pat W24/03/2009 at 21:20

    Cheers Pat :)

    No probs. It was designed for music because I don't think podcasts had been invented yet. It's how your Winamp or iTunes knows what things are.

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 21:20

    My fault, trying to be polite by not wiping anyone’s name off the list.

    I'm just kidding Gavin, it's actually flattering that someone wants me to do it again

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 21:21

    My no means no.

    So that is a definite maybe then.

  • Christine24/03/2009 at 21:21

    I’m just kidding Gavin, it’s actually flattering that someone wants me to do it again

    I do, I do!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 21:21

    My fault, trying to be polite by not wiping anyone’s name off the list.

    I’m just kidding Gavin, it’s actually flattering that someone wants me to do it again

    Please do - and that goes to all of Sundays Panellists!

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:21

    Quién la chica?: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidepodcast/3200804618/

  • JKLeopard24/03/2009 at 21:21
  • me24/03/2009 at 21:23
  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:24

    no idea.

    You not take it then

    [am guessing Christine didn't]

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 21:24

    Quién la chica?: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidepodcast/3200804618/

    Jakki Degg. She had a stand at ASI near DC's stand and the radio controlled artist. She is tiny. Looks about 4 ft 6.

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:24

    You not take it then

    [am guessing Christine didn't]

    yes, but didn't ask her name.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:25

    Jakki Degg. She had a stand at ASI near DC’s stand and the radio controlled artist. She is tiny. Looks about 4 ft 6.

    Thought it was, though wasn't sure

    Aye Caramba!

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 21:26

    yes, but didn’t ask her name.

    Her name was on her stand. About 4 feet above her head.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:27

    Her name was on her stand. About 4 feet above her head.

    But who was looking up there? :D

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:27

    Her name was on her stand. About 4 feet above her head.

    even if i saw it, how the heck would i remember?

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 21:27

    But who was looking up there? :D

    I know. All those racing cars to look at.

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 21:28

    even if i saw it, how the heck would i remember?

    I did

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:29

    I did

    you'd be good at the memory game on the kryton factor.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:29

    you’d be good at the memory game on the kryton factor.

    Is that on Red Dwarf?

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 21:29

    you’d be good at the memory game on the kryton factor.

    I am not doing that assault course though.

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:29

    Is that on Red Dwarf?

    :(

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 21:30

    Is that on Red Dwarf?

    oh no you didn't!

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 21:30

    Is that on Red Dwarf?

    That reminds me. New Red Dwarf at Easter.

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:30

    I am not doing that assault course though.

    not in those tracksuits.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:31

    That reminds me. New Red Dwarf at Easter.

    Prediction: Really good, or really, really bad

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 21:31

    You not take it then

    [am guessing Christine didn't]

    yes, but didn’t ask her name.

    After googling her - I am surprised why you didn't!

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 21:32

    Jody Scheckter's farm on Heston

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:33

    After googling her - I am surprised why you didn’t!

    to be honest, and i don't wish to be mean, but her mum was omnipresent, and it was all a bit weird.

  • JKLeopard24/03/2009 at 21:33

    That reminds me. New Red Dwarf at Easter.

    When is it on and what channel?

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:34

    When is it on and what channel?

    Dave or Bravo I think

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)24/03/2009 at 21:36

    Good night all ;-)

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:36

    see ya.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:37

    Good night all ;-)

    G'night Gavin

  • Dom24/03/2009 at 21:37

    Night Gavin.

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 21:37

    to be honest, and i don’t wish to be mean, but her mum was omnipresent, and it was all a bit weird.

    I thought that was Rosa Klebb

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 21:38

    When is it on and what channel?

    BBC something

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 21:38

    Good night all ;-)

    nighty night

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 21:38

    Good night Gavin

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:38

    I thought that was Rosa Klebb

    ha!

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:38

    When is it on and what channel?

    Dave or Bravo I think

    Friday April 10, Sat 11 & Sun 12th on Dave

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 21:39

    Night!

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:39

    I thought that was Rosa Klebb

    Sometimes, Google is NOT your friend ;)

  • JKLeopard24/03/2009 at 21:40

    Good night all ;-)

    See ya later Gavin

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:41

    Sometimes, Google is NOT your friend ;)

    bless ya.

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 21:41

    Sometimes, Google is NOT your friend ;)

    Rosa Klebb does not exist on Google?

    Think Shir Sean Connery as James Bond and a Russian woman with a blade in her shoe.

  • Bassano Clapper24/03/2009 at 21:42

    Rosa Klebb does not exist on Google?

    She does, I just didn't wish to see that after Jakki Degg

    Need to find KERS info to cleanse my mind

  • JKLeopard24/03/2009 at 21:45

    Friday April 10, Sat 11 & Sun 12th on Dave

    Thanks

  • Jackie24/03/2009 at 21:47

    I just had a look in on twitter. I decided to follow Matt Lucas and saw the following poem which made me laugh. "Mary had a little lamb, it ran into a pylon. 10,000 volts went up its @ss and turned its wool to nylon!"

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 21:47

    I just had a look in on twitter. I decided to follow Matt Lucas and saw the following poem which made me laugh. “Mary had a little lamb, it ran into a pylon. 10,000 volts went up its @ss and turned its wool to nylon!”

    :D

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 21:48

    I just had a look in on twitter. I decided to follow Matt Lucas and saw the following poem which made me laugh. “Mary had a little lamb, it ran into a pylon. 10,000 volts went up its @ss and turned its wool to nylon!”

    hahaha, saw that earlier, love it.

    it still surprises me how popular twitter has gotten as a long time user of it. Just seems wierd now that is' quite mainstream.

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 21:52

    at which point i should also mention to andy that we do podcast chapters in video:

    Thanks. Noticed this in the post: "or iTouch as I prefer it" How times change :D

  • me24/03/2009 at 21:53

    Thanks. Noticed this in the post: “or iTouch as I prefer it” How times change :D

    hmmmm.

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 21:54

    Dave or Bravo I think

    Dave.

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 21:55

    hmmmm.

    :D

  • JKLeopard24/03/2009 at 21:59

    I just had a look in on twitter. I decided to follow Matt Lucas and saw the following poem which made me laugh. “Mary had a little lamb, it ran into a pylon. 10,000 volts went up its @ss and turned its wool to nylon!”

    There is a Christopher Walken profile on Twitter. Has some funny observational tidbits. http://twitter.com/cwalken

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 22:01

    There is a Christopher Walken profile on Twitter. Has some funny observational tidbits. http://twitter.com/cwalken

    I was watching some TWIT re-runs earlier and they had people reading some of his tweets while doing impressions of him.

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 22:09

    Heston Blumenthal - NUTTER! :D

    And some terrible news - http://www.f1technical.net/news/11873

  • Lukeh24/03/2009 at 22:10

    And some terrible news - http://www.f1technical.net/news/11873

    Not unexpected though, everything has to make cuts at the moment. Bit of a shame but it might be nice having a more down to earth version of the show for a while with a few mad bits happening less.

  • RG - The Super Aguri of Sidepodcast24/03/2009 at 22:11

    Not unexpected though, everything has to make cuts at the moment. Bit of a shame but it might be nice having a more down to earth version of the show for a while with a few mad bits happening less.

    It was probs more tounge in cheek

  • JKLeopard24/03/2009 at 22:13

    I was watching some TWIT re-runs earlier and they had people reading some of his tweets while doing impressions of him.

    Do you have a link?

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 22:16

    Do you have a link?

    I am not sure which show it was on. I was just watching the loop at http://leoville.com/

  • Jon+Waldock24/03/2009 at 23:22

    may we have a comment countdown please mr c?

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 23:22

    I have got to make me some of these!

    Then get my camera back and have some fun.

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 23:25

    Then get my camera back and have some fun.

    Then get arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity.

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 23:31

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Dictionary

    For anyone who hasnt seen it ^^ Sidepoddictionary, tis quite cool, just discovered it :D

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 23:35

    Then get arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity.

    Wouldn't be the first time...

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 23:36

    Wouldn’t be the first time…

    Oh do tell us more :)

  • me24/03/2009 at 23:38

    may we have a comment countdown please mr c?

    sorry, yes.

    148,935

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 23:39

    sorry, yes.

    Thankinyou.

  • Joe24/03/2009 at 23:41

    I'm wondering, is there a page on the Sidepodcast wiki that shows everyone's favourite driver/team? If there isn't, it'd be great to get one.

    And this Brawn GP talk seems ridiculous, even though I'd love it if it was true.

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 23:41

    Oh do tell us more :)

    14 years ago and a simple frozen orange launcher...

    It was fun though - would go through 1/2" of plywood at around 100metres! :D

  • me24/03/2009 at 23:42

    I’m wondering, is there a page on the Sidepodcast wiki that shows everyone’s favourite driver/team? If there isn’t, it’d be great to get one.

    sounds like a great idea. fancy kicking it off?

  • Andy Taylor24/03/2009 at 23:43

    14 years ago and a simple frozen orange launcher…

    :|

  • Joe24/03/2009 at 23:44

    I'd be a bit slow with it. Someone else could have it done in 2 minutes, so if anyone feels like it, go right on ahead.

    You could really have bits where people can mention about all the drivers and teams they follow/have followed, but the main point is to have everyone's number 1 driver and team known to all.

  • Flibster24/03/2009 at 23:44

    :|

    See, wasn't anything that interesting.

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 23:50

    I sent a few of my recent comments to the Times. I will let you know if they get back to me.

  • me24/03/2009 at 23:52

    I sent a few of my recent comments to the Times. I will let you know if they get back to me.

    good man!

  • Jon Waldock24/03/2009 at 23:54

    I sent a few of my recent comments to the Times. I will let you know if they get back to me.

    What have they done?!

  • Joe24/03/2009 at 23:55

    Aw damn, after looking on the wiki, I see that the Sidepodcast Regulars page is similar to my idea.

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 23:58

    What have they done?!

    http://timesonline.typepad.com/formula_one/2009/03/join-the-formul.html

  • Steven Roy24/03/2009 at 23:58

    Aw damn, after looking on the wiki, I see that the Sidepodcast Regulars page is similar to my idea.

    So are you going to create a page for yourself then. There is also the profile page for each person.

  • Joe25/03/2009 at 00:00

    I saw, and no, I wasn't going to do a profile.

  • me25/03/2009 at 00:04

    I saw, and no, I wasn’t going to do a profile.

    why not?

  • Steven Roy25/03/2009 at 00:05

    I saw, and no, I wasn’t going to do a profile.

    It's quite handy to set up a page in the SPC regulars section. What you will find is that evey so often you will want to add a couple of sentences on something that has been said. Once you get the basic page done its easy to tweak it. Most of the people who have beeninvolved in the wiki since the starts check the updates page and can track all the new stuff very easily.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2009 at 00:05

    why not?

    You should start a page even if you don't put a lot on it.

  • me25/03/2009 at 00:06

    It’s quite handy to set up a page in the SPC regulars section. What you will find is that evey so often you will want to add a couple of sentences on something that has been said. Once you get the basic page done its easy to tweak it. Most of the people who have beeninvolved in the wiki since the starts check the updates page and can track all the new stuff very easily.

    what he said.