The bracing wind in Germany affects some more than others

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The bracing wind in Germany affects some more than others

Hello lovely people, it is Monday and this is your daily for today. Doesn't Mark Webber look cold in that picture? The weather in Germany was a lot cooler than we were expecting, although the rain never came. Every time there is never a sign of rain, despite all weather forecasts saying there will be some, I swear off predicting the weather. But every time a race swings by, I start pondering what the weather will be again. It's addictive.

Next weekend is the Hungarian Grand Prix, back to back racing, and Luiz Razia has turned up a little bit early. He tweeted that he'd arrived at the airport last night:

Anyone in Budapest? Just arrives at airport, head to the hotel in 30min, it is raining a lot here and is not so warm! See ya chaps!


luizrazia's Twitter avatarluizrazia

Another cold weekend! Will that favour Ferrari again? Is it too early to start predicting things?

Yes, yes it is. We still have the antics from the Nürburgring to ponder. If you need any recaps, we've got you covered here on Sidepodcast, and over on F1 Minute. Here are some links you may need:

Mr C wanted me to let you all know that the F1Minute app is available in 33 more countries than it was before. If you're in Iceland, you can buy it in your own store now. Fabulous.

Other race related things: Make sure you check out Lukeh's review. The good news is that Fernando Alonso had enough fuel in his car to get away with the post-race scrutineering, and Mark Webber was not penalised for his taxi-service. We managed to catch some great pictures on Posterous. Although there are good safety reasons why the FIA don't want to encourage such behaviour, it's always fun to see drivers do something a little out of the ordinary. Last race Alonso was running along to catch the driver's parade, this time he's hitching a lift on a Red Bull ride. What will he do next week?

In non-F1 bits and bobs, our podcasting hero Leo Laporte has moved to a new studio. After being tucked away at the TWiT cottage, he's now somewhere a little bigger. A sneak peek before they went live showed how shiny the new place is. Mmm, studio.

A while back Mr C and I were talking about the short web series Everything is a Remix, and that's become something of a oft-used phrase at Sidepodcast HQ these days. Part 3 is available to enjoy, with one final part to come soon. I also like they are encouraging remixing the videos, so that means remixing the work on remixes. All a bit meta, but very cool.

Finally, if you've got a spare few minutes, why not have a guess at these final movie scenes? Kottke blogged about it a while ago, and Mr C and I pooled our limited film knowledge to get 21 right. The answers are at the bottom of the page. Let us know how you get on.

Have a good day, keep it positive, and I'll see you in the comments!

214 responses

  • Mr C24/07/2011 at 23:10

    new twit studio: http://live.twit.tv/

    #meanttobesleeping

  • Leigh O'Gorman24/07/2011 at 23:14

    So, this Monday lark, eh?

  • Sidepodcast Update24/07/2011 at 23:45
  • Bert25/07/2011 at 01:41

    Speed, SpeedTV, SpeedVision, call it what you will, will have JYS as a guest next weekend, Sunday 21h00 GMT -4 (eastern),

  • Sidepodcast Update25/07/2011 at 05:45
  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 08:06

    Morning all

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 08:26

    lee... err... news: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/14269129.stm

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 08:30

    lee... err... news: news.bbc.co.uk/sp…_one/14269129.stm

    and from nico: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwZXmgrrezc

  • Nick (@Twiger)25/07/2011 at 08:40

    lee... err... news: news.bbc.co.uk/sp…_one/14269129.stm

    ...Ted should be banned from missing races

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 08:51

    ...Ted should be banned from missing races

    I'll forgive him this time, but the next child will have to accompany him to each GP

  • Nick (@Twiger)25/07/2011 at 10:13

    lee... err... news: news.bbc.co.uk/sp…_one/14269129.stm

    She must have a new publicist or has decided she needs to raise her profile, she is in autosport plus as well! http://plus.autosport.com/premium/feature/3698/the-personalities-are-not-gone-from-f1/

  • Nick (@Twiger)25/07/2011 at 10:36

    I heard last night that yas are dropping gt1 & v8 supercars

    I suspect this means there wont be a gp2 race at the begning of next year either.

    Also they are resurfacing some of the track. The current material comes from the UK and isn't suited to the climate here

    Again hearing talk of a new circuit to be built in the uae, possibly in the mountains

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 10:38

    I heard last night that yas are dropping gt1 & v8 supercars

    Shame - that leaves... not a huge amount of international competition then..?

    I suspect this means there wont be a gp2 race at the begning of next year either.

    Nope - it'll be at the end of the year like this year

  • Nick (@Twiger)25/07/2011 at 10:38

    Nope - it'll be at the end of the year like this year

    Yas & bahrain have traditionally had 2 rounds

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 10:39

    Yas & bahrain have traditionally had 2 rounds

    There's no GP2 Asia anymore

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 10:40

    Yas & bahrain have traditionally had 2 rounds

    There's no GP2 Asia anymore

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/07/13/gp2-asia-swallowed-up-by-the-main-series/

  • Nick (@Twiger)25/07/2011 at 10:40

    There's no GP2 Asia anymore

    Exactly, so no round at the start of the year.

    I expect the season will be shortened at the track too.

    Apparently they will be holding more drag racing, instead of circuit racing

  • Nick (@Twiger)25/07/2011 at 10:40
  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 10:42

    I expect the season will be shortened at the track too.

    Not if they're supporting F1, they'll use the full circuit

    Apparently they will be holding more drag racing, instead of circuit racing

    More than likely

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 10:57

    Didn't realise Rosberg starts his 100th GP this weekend. Jenson hitting 200 - Budapest will be milestone city

  • Pat W25/07/2011 at 11:07

    I heard last night that yas are dropping gt1 & v8 supercars

    GT1 is struggling and V8s are off to America.

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 11:18

    GT1 is struggling and V8s are off to America.

    I gather from Autosport that SRO have most of the grid sorted - it might be tight though.

  • Sidepodcast Update25/07/2011 at 11:45
  • Pat W25/07/2011 at 11:48

    I gather from Autosport that SRO have most of the grid sorted - it might be tight though.

    Last I heard, they were going to try and equalise three different classes..

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 11:49

    Last I heard, they were going to try and equalise three different classes..

    Yep Gt1's with GT2's and GT3's

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 12:06

    Heys,

    Reading up the live race thread yesterday.....i'm confused though! A few people are mentioning Lewis slating his team after he was passed then repassed Webber immediately, I remember hearing him going on about tires at the point (ie he made the mistake in the chicance) but where's this bit about him slating the team? I didn't hear it...... very confused now!

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 12:07

    lee's first post for autosport: http://plus.autosport.com/premium/feature/3698/the-personalities-are-not-gone-from-f1/

    similar to her posts for gpupdate except now you have to pay to read them :)

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 12:08

    Reading up the live race thread yesterday.....i'm confused though! A few people are mentioning Lewis slating his team after he was passed then repassed Webber immediately, I remember hearing him going on about tires at the point (ie he made the mistake in the chicance) but where's this bit about him slating the team? I didn't hear it...... very confused now!

    here: http://sidepodcast.com/post/germany-2011-race-highlights#data-12723

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 12:11

    here: sidepodcast.com/p…lights#data-12723

    Ah thank you....that makes sense now. I was expecting some tirade against them.......phew...all is well.

    In response to what he said I can understand it given the time of the race and the pressure. I'm sure we've heard Nando mention a few times in the past he's getting his head down and wants to keep chat to a minimum.

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 12:13

    In response to what he said I can understand it given the time of the race and the pressure. I'm sure we've heard Nando mention a few times in the past he's getting his head down and wants to keep chat to a minimum.

    don't think anyone's criticising lewis, aside from the fact every time he makes a mistake it's someone else fault. that's not unusual in a driver, by any stretch.

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 12:15

    don't think anyone's criticising lewis, aside from the fact every time he makes a mistake it's someone else fault. that's not unusual in a driver, by any stretch.

    It's never their faults! I was dead surprised during the Moto GP race to hear some rider say without being prompted it's his fault they're out the race (he fell off his bike)...

    That'd admission of fault would you have so quickly out of F1 your feet wouldn't touch the ground

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 12:15

    That'd admission of fault would you have so quickly out of F1 your feet wouldn't touch the ground

    schumi has been brutally honest with himself this season, so some drivers can deal with it.

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 12:18

    schumi has been brutally honest with himself this season, so some drivers can deal with it.

    I suppose it's all he can do, I've never been a huge fan of his but i'm really keen to see him on a podium again soon. Too many mistakes not enough clean moves (for and against). I feel sorry for him that he's getting so much stick.

    Did De Resta loose his wing again yesterday? I know he slipped back on Lap 1 but i'm stumped to remember where he ended up now.

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 12:21

    Did De Resta loose his wing again yesterday? I know he slipped back on Lap 1 but i'm stumped to remember where he ended up now.

    incident wasn't shown: http://sidepodcast.com/post/germany-2011-race-highlights#data-12699

    but don't think he had to pit for a new nose, only karun.

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 12:24

    but don't think he had to pit for a new nose, only karun.

    Phew that's good....was worried it was another race, another wing etc..

    They never showed us what happened to Perez around lap 5-8...

    Saw him drop 10 secs middle sector, then immediately pit....they mentioned it briefly but moved onto something else...

    Was it just a spin and flat spotted tires etc? I get the feeling he had the same accident, Vettel and Schumi had at T10

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 12:29

    Was it just a spin and flat spotted tires etc? I get the feeling he had the same accident, Vettel and Schumi had at T10

    that's all we heard too: http://sidepodcast.com/post/germany-2011-race-highlights#data-12710

    terrible tv coverage this weekend.

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 12:32

    terrible tv coverage this weekend.

    You not enjoy it?..... Which aspects? I found the presenting a little down this week (what is it with them lot and the obession with Twitter and playing with iPads?!!) but didn't notice much untoward in the race coverage, except a few pitstops missing, was there something glaring obvious etc?

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 12:34

    You not enjoy it?..... Which aspects? I found the presenting a little down this week (what is it with them lot and the obession with Twitter and playing with iPads?!!) but didn't notice much untoward in the race coverage, except a few pitstops missing, was there something glaring obvious etc?

    - obsession with replaying race starts the second that DRS is enabled and passing starts happening.

    - no replays of missed incidents

    - missed stops and stops that were covered missing info like stop time

    - obsession with showing local drivers doing nothing

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 12:35

    - very little Race Control information, investigations and suchlike.

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 12:37

    - very little Race Control information, investigations and suchlike.

    oh yes.

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 12:37

    Ah the replay thing was defo picked up my gf....

    The instant replay with a camera angle seen only 5 secs prior, if they're going to show it again why not use a different angle!

    My gripe with the actual race coverage feed is the layout of the timing tower....I use a 16:9 widescreen and i'm annoyed with having this timing tower running down virtually the middle of my screen...surely 4:3 tv's are out numbered over by 16:9's???

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 12:38

    here: sidepodcast.com/p…lights#data-12723

    Kimi used to really hate that too.

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 12:40

    Kimi used to really hate that too.

    yeah, he complained when going down a straight during practice. lewis mentioned it only after he lost a position. it sounded like an excuse, but then he got the place back anyhow.

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 12:43

    yeah, he complained when going down a straight during practice. lewis mentioned it only after he lost a position. it sounded like an excuse, but then he got the place back anyhow.

    btw, didn't lewis complain in silverstone that the team weren't giving him enough info over the radio?

    #toughcrowd

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 12:44

    @RacingModels: Tiago Monteiro Chronometer men's sports watch. This watch is an exclusive Tiago Monteiro product.crum.pl/3QG

    Oooohh... who want a Monteiro sports watch? What?! No... Anyone..? Anyone.......? Anyone................?

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 12:44

    #toughcrowd

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 12:44

    btw, didn't lewis complain in silverstone that the team weren't giving him enough info over the radio?

    Different situation I think - not sure he was in a direct battle at the time

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 12:48

    Different situation I think - not sure he was in a direct battle at the time

    at silverstone he was defending from webber and here he was defending from webber?

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 12:50

    at silverstone he was defending from webber and here he was defending from webber?

    Really? Don't remember it being during the battle, but then again...

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 12:50

    Really? Don't remember it being during the battle, but then again...

    at which race?

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 12:52

    at which race?

    Y'know, the one with the boats..? I think it's called the Tour de France

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 12:52

    Y'know, the one with the boats..? I think it's called the Tour de France

    i honsestly have no idea what you're talking about. but okay.

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 12:53

    Aww, Sam set to go after Korea: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/93365

    Poor Sam.

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 12:54

    Aww, Sam set to go after Korea: www.autosport.com…port.php/id/93365

    Poor Sam.

    Aye - he said it during FP2. I can't imagine him not having something lined up

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 12:54

    on honsestly have no idea what you're talking about. but okay.

    Probably for the best.

    ;)

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 12:55

    at silverstone he was defending from webber and here he was defending from webber?

    That was when he was defending from Massa I think, I think Webber had already got past him. Lewis was asking for info as he was being closed by Massa but had no idea where he was.

    Bottom line is the engineers and drivers have a tough balancing act between distraction and providing the right info.

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 12:55

    Probably for the best.

    fair enough. i'll leave you to it.

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 12:56

    That was when he was defending from Massa I think, I think Webber had already got past him. Lewis was asking for info as he was being closed by Massa but had no idea where he was.

    Oh wait - this was when he was about out of fuel wasn't it?

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 13:00

    Oh wait - this was when he was about out of fuel wasn't it?

    At Silverstone yes.......yesterday from what I gather is he was telling the team to stop distracting him during a heated battle...

    I think ideally drivers want contact kept to a minimum.....if you're fighting it out the last thing you want is people chewing your ear distracting you. Kinda seems double standards though when you're the one being chased and you're clamouring for info every second on the driver catching you..

    So if in front shut up, if being caught don't stop sending the info....that's what I gather

  • Pat W25/07/2011 at 13:00

    I haven't visited Retronaut for a while and I'm catching up with RSS feeds whilst work is fairly quiet. I do love these 'out of time' shots. There's probably a straightforward explanation but it is good to dream. :)

    Here's a boy texting... in 1911

    http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/2011/07/boy-texting-in-1911/

  • Nick (@Twiger)25/07/2011 at 13:00

    btw, didn't lewis complain in silverstone that the team weren't giving him enough info over the radio?

    He was running out of fuel then though, that info was more critical

  • Nick (@Twiger)25/07/2011 at 13:01

    He was running out of fuel then though, that info was more critical

    Oopps, doohicky must have gotten stuck,

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 13:01

    Here's a boy texting... in 1911

    Mmmm, timetravel!

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 13:06

    A new Shelfari discussion: http://www.shelfari.com/groups/86343/discussions/380183/Who-would-you-like-to-read-an-autobiography-from-

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 13:11

    So, a question for people? Any thoughts on Chandhok's performance over the weekend? The only thing I can think of "heavily subdued"

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 13:14

    So, a question for people? Any thoughts on Chandhok's performance over the weekend? The only thing I can think of "heavily subdued"

    I would have gone for "rrrubbish."

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 13:15

    I would have gone for "rrrubbish."

    Heheehee - I may do up a guest post if that is fine with your good self

    :)

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 13:15

    Heheehee - I may do up a guest post if that is fine with your good self

    Of course.

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 13:15

    So, a question for people? Any thoughts on Chandhok's performance over the weekend? The only thing I can think of "heavily subdued"

    I tried last night to find some positives.......all I could come up with is....'finished the race'

    I think a one word report would be 'Overwhelmed'

  • Amy25/07/2011 at 13:18

    Aww, Sam set to go after Korea: www.autosport.com…port.php/id/93365

    I'll wave goodbye if I see him :)

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 13:19

    I'll wave goodbye if I see him :)

    Yes!

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 13:20

    Oh dear....... career barrel scraping

    "Villeneuve set for Brazil stock cars"

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/93374

  • Amy25/07/2011 at 13:20

    Yes!

    I won't actually talk to him though of course #shy

  • lou25/07/2011 at 13:38

    Hey everyone!! All okay?

  • lou25/07/2011 at 13:41

    Ohhh Amy, if you haven't booked your air asia flight to where ever you may be of to next (long shot because i'm pretty sure as planning queen you will have) you could enter this;

    http://www.airasia.com/my/en/gpcontest.page

    Be an Uber fan at 2 races ;) I think it's unfair you have to buy a ticket first.. if i won the competition i'd buy air tickets with them anyways..

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 13:44

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/lighting-the-catalyst

    (Apologies for a lack of picture)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 13:54

    Hey everyone!! All okay?

    Hi Lou,

    I'm fine - what goes on?

  • lou25/07/2011 at 13:55

    I'm fine - what goes on?

    nothing much in my life today. My friend's just gone home after a week so it's a little quiet around these parts.

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 13:56

    Be an Uber fan at 2 races I think it's unfair you have to buy a ticket first.. if i won the competition i'd buy air tickets with them anyways..

    HEY! They have terms and conditions now! :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 13:56

    nothing much in my life today. My friend's just gone home after a week so it's a little quiet around these parts.

    Aaaaahhhh... perhaps you should play some unreasonably loud music

    ;)

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 14:03

    Reading some good comments on the net about Stefano and Martin Whitmarsh.....Stefano coming and saying he expects the Italian press to write rubbish but not the British press.

    Seems he went up a great deal in other fans estimations saying that. .

  • lou25/07/2011 at 14:03

    Aaaaahhhh... perhaps you should play some unreasonably loud music

    tempted but mum would probably hurt me. lol

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 14:03

    tempted but mum would probably hurt me. lol

    :D

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 14:04

    F1Minute ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/sbastian-buemi-gets-five-place-grid-penalty-for-hungary

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 14:08

    My blog ping: http://mrschristine.com/2011/07/25/not-so-much-paper-and-pen-as-ipad-and-pen/

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 14:28

    Jake just tweeted highest German GP viewers since 1996

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 14:31

    Jake just tweeted highest German GP viewers since 1996

    Good stuff, must've been helped by the Vettel, Schu effect

    Jake and his Twitter though....I wonder if we're watching the forum or a Twitter advert at times.....the BBC are obssessed with them to the point of overkill

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 14:32

    Good stuff, must've been helped by the Vettel, Schu effect

    Doubt that had any effect on UK viewers tbh

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 14:33

    Doubt that had any effect on UK viewers tbh

    Oh for UK viewers....well you didn't say that did you!

    Context Ms O'Gorman..........context

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 14:33

    Context Ms O'Gorman..........context

    Context Schmontext

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 14:34

    That was quick - Ted is back this week

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 14:35

    That was quick - Ted is back this week

    Eh? Thought he wouldn't be back til Spa...

  • lou25/07/2011 at 14:35

    That was quick - Ted is back this week

    wasn't he meant to be back after hungary? maybe he saw how much they missed him too.

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 14:38

    Context Schmontext

    Sweet talking your way out of it will not work.

    Yay Ted's back......love it

  • James25/07/2011 at 14:59

    wasn't he meant to be back after hungary? maybe he saw how much they missed him too.

    they really did. Lee doing the news video after the race was just poor.

  • Amy25/07/2011 at 15:00

    Ohhh Amy, if you haven't booked your air asia flight to where ever you may be of to next (long shot because i'm pretty sure as planning queen you will have) you could enter this;

    no more air Asia flights in my immediate future I'm afraid :)

  • lou25/07/2011 at 15:04

    no more air Asia flights in my immediate future I'm afraid :)

    ohhh :(

  • Amy25/07/2011 at 15:05

    ohhh :(

    I am planning to buy some vitamins so I can win a trip to monza though :)

  • Alex Andronov25/07/2011 at 15:12

    Love the move endings game... was slightly hampered by not having seen Moulan Rouge, Cry Baby or Inception, but I got Titanic without having seen that one. But the one I was most annoyed with was the Departed because I have seen that and I didn't get it. So I missed 4.

  • lou25/07/2011 at 15:13

    I am planning to buy some vitamins so I can win a trip to monza though :)

    could you win me a trip to monza too?

  • Alex Andronov25/07/2011 at 15:13

    Does RCC think Leigh is a girls name?

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 15:15

    Does RCC think Leigh is a girls name?

    Wouldn't be the first time that mistake was made

  • Alex Andronov25/07/2011 at 15:16

    Wouldn't be the first time that mistake was made

    I get it from time to time too

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 15:20

    Does RCC think Leigh is a girls name?

    All the Leigh's I know are ladies! (well 'ladies' is pushing the term)....but I my bad, I apologise!

    How about you call yourself Mr Leigh O'Gorman (yes I know it's not ideal)

    My last name is a girls name and for years people have gotten me mixed up in emails

  • Alex Andronov25/07/2011 at 15:23

    My last name is a girls name and for years people have gotten me mixed up in emails

    To be fair all of the Leighs I knew until I met this Leigh were of the female persuasion too.

    My last name is a girls name and for years people have gotten me mixed up in emails

    RCC... Last name must be C... MRS C!!!! UNMASKED! Christine has a second account? Oh no maybe not ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 15:24

    To be fair all of the Leighs I knew until I met this Leigh were of the female persuasion too.

    Odd - I've had the complete opposite experience. I've never met a male "Lee"

  • Amy25/07/2011 at 15:26

    could you win me a trip to monza too?

    if you're an Australian resident :)

  • lou25/07/2011 at 15:27

    if you're an Australian resident :)

    that'd never work, i live too far away! :)

  • Amy25/07/2011 at 15:27

    To be fair all of the Leighs I knew until I met this Leigh were of the female persuasion too.

    I work with a lee who is a boy and my middle name is lee so I guess either spelling works either way. How confusing :D

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 15:27

    Odd - I've had the complete opposite experience. I've never met a male "Lee"

    I work with 2 male Lee's in my company...you're just odd then!

    RCC is a throwback to years ago (when I was in a band...Rockingcopsecorner)...kinda only use it on the vague hope that one of you lot remembers me.

    My mate Liss posts in here sometimes and she often gets her identity confused...(a female who likes motorsport is gold dust to some it seems)

  • Alex Andronov25/07/2011 at 15:28

    Odd - I've had the complete opposite experience. I've never met a male "Lee"

    I work with one... I could introduce you and we could see if the universe collapses.

  • Alex Andronov25/07/2011 at 15:28

    RCC is a throwback to years ago (when I was in a band...Rockingcopsecorner)...kinda only use it on the vague hope that one of you lot remembers me.

    I do remember don't you worry...

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 15:29

    I work with one... I could introduce you and we could see if the universe collapses.

    I knew I'd bring about the end of civilisation eventually

  • Amy25/07/2011 at 15:29

    that'd never work, i live too far away! :)

    is it wrong I mostly want the prize for the business class flights moreso than the f1y bits :)

  • Alex Andronov25/07/2011 at 15:29

    I knew I'd bring about the end of civilisation eventually

    Bound to happen eventually, we may as well get on with it.

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 15:29

    To be fair all of the Leighs I knew until I met this Leigh were of the female persuasion too.

    Odd - I've had the complete opposite experience. I've never met a male "Lee"

    For me, Leigh = guy, Lee = girl. Well, except for American Idol's Lee DeWyze, but that's another story. :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 15:30

    Bound to happen eventually, we may as well get on with it.

    Fair enough. I'll get the ant-matter so.

  • lou25/07/2011 at 15:31

    is it wrong I mostly want the prize for the business class flights moreso than the f1y bits :)

    yes. how about you give me the f1 bits and you get a free flight to Italy! ;)

  • Alex Andronov25/07/2011 at 15:31

    Fair enough. I'll get the ant-matter so.

    I'll bring the dec-matter :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 15:32

    I'll bring the dec-matter :)

    Gahhh - so it was "I" that pressed the button ?!

  • Alex Andronov25/07/2011 at 15:32

    I seem to remember RCC that you were going to change your name when silverstone was about to be dumped, but then your band broke up or something?

    Would you need to change your name with the new Silverstone configuration?

  • Amy25/07/2011 at 15:32

    For me, Leigh = guy, Lee = girl. Well, except for American Idol's Lee DeWyze, but that's another story. :D

    what about the chap from steps who isn't H :D

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 15:33

    For me, Leigh = guy, Lee = girl. Well, except for American Idol's Lee DeWyze, but that's another story.

    See with me 'Leigh' to me is a Scottish name for Leah, Lea, or Lee all used in a female context....I wouldn't of even thought it was male name. I'm glad I stand corrected now....

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 15:36

    I seem to remember RCC that you were going to change your name when silverstone was about to be dumped, but then your band broke up or something?

    It's more that it's just a lame internet name....i'd rather just say Mike C (can you work out the girls name yet? lol) or Miguel as all my friends call me. Yeah the band ended....haven't missed it one bit....just as i'm sure the Merc factory doesn't miss us thrashing metal out at all hours practicing next door to it...

    That said though the band ended at the end of 2009.....that was a good year for the Brackely team.....since we left they've been in the weeds a bit

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 15:36

    what about the chap from steps who isn't H :D

    Err, yes. Was never really a huge fan of Steps, though. Not enough to care for anyone other than Rachel and Hannah, anyway. :D

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 15:37

    Err, yes. Was never really a huge fan of Steps, though. Not enough to care for anyone other than Rachel and Hannah, anyway.

    It was all about Lisa with Steps....hmmmmm (growls and stares into the middle distance)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 15:37

    i'd rather just say Mike C (can you work out the girls name yet? lol)

    Mike Christine?

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 15:38

    Err, yes. Was never really a huge fan of Steps, though. Not enough to care for anyone other than Rachel and Hannah, anyway.

    It was all about Lisa with Steps....hmmmmm (growls and stares into the middle distance)

    Hmmm. I might've mixed up my Steps and my S Club there. See? Never really cared much. :D

  • Amy25/07/2011 at 15:38

    Err, yes. Was never really a huge fan of Steps, though. Not enough to care for anyone other than Rachel and Hannah, anyway. :D

    wrong band.

    But steps are back together so now you can start caring. Hooray!

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 15:40

    wrong band.

    caught it before you could post it, thank goodness. :D

    But steps are back together so now you can start caring. Hooray!

    Why are all the 90s bands reuniting again?

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 15:41

    Why are all the 90s bands reuniting again?

    Cash

  • Alex Andronov25/07/2011 at 15:41

    Why are all the 90s bands reuniting again?

    $

  • Alex Andronov25/07/2011 at 15:41

    i'd rather just say Mike C (can you work out the girls name yet? lol)

    Christy?

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 15:42

    Christy?

    Jennifer Gray

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 15:42

    Cash

    $

    Posted at the same time too. :D Too bad money can't solve all wars. ;)

  • Amy25/07/2011 at 15:42

    i'd rather just say Mike C (can you work out the girls name yet? lol)

    Catherine?

  • Amy25/07/2011 at 15:43

    Oh gosh how did almost 2am happen? I have big plans to start work an hour early tomorrow, this is not good. Goodnight!

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 15:44

    Night Amy

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 15:44

    Crikey...looked away and so many responses!

    It's Clare

    So I have never ending amounts of emails from clients mailing Mrs Michael and such a like....

    tis great fun....honest :-)

  • Alex Andronov25/07/2011 at 15:44

    Oh gosh how did almost 2am happen? I have big plans to start work an hour early tomorrow, this is not good. Goodnight!

    I blame H from Steps

  • Alex Andronov25/07/2011 at 15:45

    tis great fun....honest :-)

    It's ok Mrs Michael... nothing like that will happen here :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 15:45

    It's Clare

    ...and definitely not John?

  • Alex Andronov25/07/2011 at 15:47

    I had a person I knew in a work context who's name wasn't Holly... In my head her name was Holly Helenhead which is obviously not true. Don't write it the right way incase she googles herself and finds out I am an idiot :)

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 15:47

    No....that's my dad

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 15:48

    No....that's my dad

    Well, as long as your dad isn't Jennifer Gray, that' OK

  • RCC25/07/2011 at 15:49

    Well, as long as your dad isn't Jennifer Gray, that' OK

    He might be after his 'transition' ;-)

    We don't talk...cul de sac of conversation this topic....moving on!

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 15:57

    Right folks,

    I need to disappear for a while -see you later

  • Eric the baker25/07/2011 at 16:26

    Along with paper books giving way to e-books, newspaper reporting giving way to blogging and online reporting, something that would be unheard of only a couple years ago shows how far the print media is fading from the landscape of relevancy. Denver Post pulled a batch of comic strips a couple weeks ago to very little protest from readers.

    http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2011/06/denver_post_yanks_doonesbury_peanuts.php

  • Lukeh25/07/2011 at 16:33

    Hello there :)

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 16:39

    something that would be unheard of only a couple years ago shows how far the print media is fading from the landscape of relevancy

    print has gone. one day people will look back and question how the hell it hung on for so long. now there are several business models and several reading devices, print has no chance.

  • Eric the baker25/07/2011 at 16:54

    print has gone. one day people will look back and question how the hell it hung on for so long. now there are several business models and several reading devices, print has no chance.

    this echoes my comment on the F1 photographer thread. I talked about how web-comics have supplanted syndicated comics in the paper. I strongly suspect the days are numbered for the F1 photog as the job stands now.

    The new world is coming to getcha!

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 16:56

    alternate podcast client for iphone users, in case you're not happy with itunes: http://vemedio.com/products/instacast

    (syncs over 3g, no need to connect to pc)

  • Sidepodcast Classics25/07/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the sidepodcast.com back catalogue.

    - Peter Sauber to Buy Back BMW F1 Team, Subject to Conditions

    Originally published 27/11/2009

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 17:00

    this echoes my comment on the F1 photographer thread. I talked about how web-comics have supplanted syndicated comics in the paper. I strongly suspect the days are numbered for the F1 photog as the job stands now.

    agreed.

    also worth noting that christine released a book without the need for an editor or a publisher. that's two more professions likely going to the wall. while jk rowling is releasing her books directly on her own site, bypassing everyone bar the credit card company (in this case google). expect a lot more authors to follow suit the minute she announces how much profit she made from selling the same content twice.

    The new world is coming to getcha!

    and in double quick time. saying print is dead just a few years ago seemed a little off the wall and already its become the logical conclusion.

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 17:19

    some nice free publicity for lotus on autosport today: http://plus.autosport.com/free/feature/3703/behind-the-scenes-in-germany/

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 17:19

    some nice free publicity for lotus on autosport today: plus.autosport.co…cenes-in-germany/

    Stop stirring up trouble, you.

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 17:19

    Stop stirring up trouble, you.

    i speak only the facts and the truth.

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 17:20

    Ooooh, earthquake.

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 17:25

    Ooooh, earthquake.

    http://geofon.gfz-potsdam.de/eqinfo/event.php?id=gfz2011olwg

    It doesn't seem that bad, especially at first, but goodness me, you get startled when you figure it out.

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 17:28

    Ooooh, earthquake.

    Crikey.

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 17:31

    Crikey.

    Indeed. We're fine, but that got hairy for a moment there.

  • Kai25/07/2011 at 17:35

    Indeed. We're fine, but that got hairy for a moment there.

    So glad you're okay. Do they happen frequently there?

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 17:38

    So glad you're okay. Do they happen frequently there?

    Probably more frequently compared to where you guys are at (East Coast). There's a lot of small quakes here, but we're so used to them, we rarely feel them. Judging by the people on Facebook and Twitter, we definitely felt that one.

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 17:39

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/germany-2011-rate-the-race

  • Kai25/07/2011 at 17:39

    Probably more frequently compared to where you guys are at (East Coast). There's a lot of small quakes here, but we're so used to them, we rarely feel them. Judging by the people on Facebook and Twitter, we definitely felt that one.

    Are you at work?

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 17:39

    Probably more frequently compared to where you guys are at (East Coast). There's a lot of small quakes here, but we're so used to them, we rarely feel them. Judging by the people on Facebook and Twitter, we definitely felt that one.

    Best post-quake post I saw: http://bit.ly/qh1TaY

    :D

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 17:40

    Probably more frequently compared to where you guys are at (East Coast). There's a lot of small quakes here, but we're so used to them, we rarely feel them. Judging by the people on Facebook and Twitter, we definitely felt that one.

    Are you at work?

    Nope, at home. Some people still at work, though - following your hours. But it was felt all over the Metro. Universal reaction, pretty much.

  • Kai25/07/2011 at 17:41

    Best post-quake post I saw: http://bit.ly/qh1TaY

    Well, that puts it into perspective. :)

    Phew.

  • Eric the baker25/07/2011 at 17:42

    and here's the US Geosurvey link for it

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00053yd.php

  • Lukeh25/07/2011 at 17:42

    Nope, at home. Some people still at work, though - following your hours. But it was felt all over the Metro. Universal reaction, pretty much.

    I remember about 10 years ago watching a wrestling event at like, 2am and there was a shudder that they made huge on the BBC Wales news even though it was a tiny shudder. I just thought I was really sleepy!

    Can't even imagine what the smallest of quakes must be like to be part of though.

  • Kai25/07/2011 at 17:43

    Can't even imagine what the smallest of quakes must be like to be part of though.

    Yeah, I've never been through one.

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 17:44

    Best post-quake post I saw: http://bit.ly/qh1TaY

    Well, that puts it into perspective. :)

    Phew.

    :D

  • Lukeh25/07/2011 at 17:44

    Yeah, I've never been through one.

    Bouncy castles are terrifying enough.

  • Sidepodcast Update25/07/2011 at 17:45
  • Kai25/07/2011 at 17:45

    and here's the US Geosurvey link for it

    5.9

    But the fact that you wrote in the comments "ooh earthquake" makes me smile. It can't be all that bad- even though it's still an earthquake - if you had time and opportunity to tell us.

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 17:45

    Can't even imagine what the smallest of quakes must be like to be part of though.

    Yeah, I've never been through one.

    No need to go looking for it. It'll find you at least once in your life, sooner or later. ;)

  • Kai25/07/2011 at 17:47

    No need to go looking for it. It'll find you at least once in your life, sooner or later. ;)

    We get the hurricanes, tornados, floods, ice storms and stuff like that.

  • Lukeh25/07/2011 at 17:48

    We get the hurricanes, tornados, floods, ice storms and stuff like that.

    Do 'buses being late' class as a natural disaster? Because they're damn traumatic. :)

  • Kai25/07/2011 at 17:48

    Do 'buses being late' class as a natural disaster? Because they're damn traumatic. :)

    in my book, yes. :)

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 17:49

    No need to go looking for it. It'll find you at least once in your life, sooner or later. ;)

    We get the hurricanes, tornados, floods, ice storms and stuff like that.

    We've got tons of hurricanes (called typhoons here). A dozen out of 25 or so hit us every year, 2-3 pretty badly. Tornados are rare, but I've seen them happen. Ice storms are impossible here, but we've seen hail.

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 17:49

    Do 'buses being late' class as a natural disaster? Because they're damn traumatic. :)

    in my book, yes. :)

    :D

  • Eric the baker25/07/2011 at 17:52

    No need to go looking for it. It'll find you at least once in your life, sooner or later. ;)

    I remember this one a couple years ago. About 60 miles away from me. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/us/2008qza6/us/index.html

  • Eric the baker25/07/2011 at 17:53

    I remember this one a couple years ago. About 60 miles away from me. earthquake.usgs.g…za6/us/index.html

    and one of these days the New Madrid fault is going to have a big one, and that's not going to be pretty!

  • Journeyer25/07/2011 at 17:55

    Right. With that sorted, can finally hit the sack. No aftershocks, hopefully. :)

    Good night, folks. :)

  • Kai25/07/2011 at 17:56

    Good night, folks. :)

    Good night. Hope it's peaceful.

  • Eric the baker25/07/2011 at 17:56

    Good night, folks. :)

    Good night. I'm off to bed too.

  • Lukeh25/07/2011 at 17:56

    Good night, folks. :)

    Night Journeyer, fingers crossed it's all nice and calm now

  • Kai25/07/2011 at 17:57

    Good night. I'm off to bed too.

    Night Eric

  • Lukeh25/07/2011 at 17:57

    Does mrs C know the Diego Forlan news?

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 17:59

    Does mrs C know the Diego Forlan news?

    Oooh, what, what, what?

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 18:01

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/tweets-of-the-week-on-the-buses

  • Lukeh25/07/2011 at 18:01

    Oooh, what, what, what?

    Uruguay won the Copa America tournament, which is basically the equivalent of the european championships but... well, in america :)

    Diego Forlan scored 2 goals in the final and everything, yay!

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 18:01

    Diego Forlan scored 2 goals in the final and everything, yay!

    Coool!

  • Lukeh25/07/2011 at 18:02

    Coool!

    Now he just needs to join aston villa clearly. :P

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 18:07

    Now he just needs to join aston villa clearly. :P

    Well yes, then I might stop forgetting I support them :)

  • Lukeh25/07/2011 at 18:08

    Well yes, then I might stop forgetting I support them :)

    Hehe. Not long till Match of the Day is back and you can remember again :)

  • Christine25/07/2011 at 18:08

    Hehe. Not long till Match of the Day is back and you can remember again :)

    Ooh, goodo!

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 18:11

    Evening all

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 18:16

    My word... why have I never seen this before?

    http://f1.imgci.com/PICTURES/CMS/10900/10964.jpg

  • Marti25/07/2011 at 18:25

    Evening :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 18:26

    evening marti

  • Marti25/07/2011 at 18:27

    My word... why have I never seen this before?

    The second photo is like "oh my god, we can't see anything" haha

  • Lukeh25/07/2011 at 18:28

    So Williams are putting KERS back on their cars

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/93381

    They were experimenting what life was like without KERS and how fast the car was. Turns out, even slower. Funny that :)

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 18:28

    So Williams are putting KERS back on their cars

    read that post, didn't understand a blinking word.

  • Lukeh25/07/2011 at 18:30

    read that post, didn't understand a blinking word.

    "It is a bit tricky for us."

    The explanantion doesn't help :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 18:30

    They were experimenting what life was like without KERS and how fast the car was. Turns out, even slower. Funny that :)

    It kind of made sense, if their current unit is a bit weak. They can do a lot with the extra ballast

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/07/2011 at 18:31

    Sadly for Williams it didn't work - one wonders just how deep the problems are with the FW33

  • Lukeh25/07/2011 at 18:32

    Sadly for Williams it didn't work - one wonders just how deep the problems are with the FW33

    Very much time to focus on getting that car ready for the mighty Renault

  • Nick (@Twiger)25/07/2011 at 18:32

    Where Ferrari's go to retire http://jalopnik.com/5824366/

  • Pat W25/07/2011 at 20:59

    Lotus Renault GP Airways

    http://wtf1.co.uk/post/8040761886

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 21:18

    captured for posterity: http://sidepodcast.posterous.com/bbc-product-placement-or-bringing-fans-closer

  • Mr C25/07/2011 at 21:19

    Lotus Renault GP Airways

    just talked about the flying renaults on the podcast. odd that they seem to get quite so airbourne.

  • Pat W25/07/2011 at 22:35

    Ping - http://toomuchracing.com/2011/07/25/tmr-game-2011-week-27/

    TMR Game scores, including a record score!

  • Pat W25/07/2011 at 23:03

    Teal'c off of Stargate SG-1 is gonna be in the 3rd of Nolan's Batman films :)

    http://blastr.com/2011/07/stargates-christopher-judo.php