Hello and welcome to Thursday! It's not normally a good day for the Sidepodcommunity, but we will instead concentrate on good things. Congratulations to Jon who passed his driving test a couple of days ago. Also celebrations for Alex who got a promotion yesterday, which is awesome. We'll also keep our fingers crossed for Amy who is in the process of attempting to get a promotion.

  • Talking of Amy, she is spearheading the breakfast effort in Australia, meeting up with other F1-bound visitors to chat and talk and eat croissants or similar. We seem to have a record number of Sidepodvisitors to this Grand Prix, so we've set them up with a dedicated thread.
  • The subject of meetups is a popular one at the moment as well, because there's a London meetup in the planning stages - with more information available on the wiki. If you're available in the midst of April, head on over and note your name down. Sidepodmeetups are the best!
  • With the refuelling ban still a hot topic, Leigh has written a post about the change in regulations, asking if the ban came too soon. It's probably worth plugging Steven's post again as there has been lots of debate in the comments. If you read the post and moved on, please head on back and see what other people are saying about the way F1 should be.

That's all for today, don't forget we've got all the preview information you need ahead of the Australia weekend - including maps and schedules, plus the Digest Preview podcast as well. That should keep you busy for a while, and then I will see you in the comments.

554 responses

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 00:07

    Yaaaaaaaaay I made the daily :)

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 00:43

    *Has a peek at Thursday*

    Less than 25 hours till F1 cars are moving fast again

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 00:44

    Which Alex got a promotion, Giggles or Aus?

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 00:44

    Roll on Thursday!

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 00:45

    Roll on Thursday!

    for once, i agree!

  • me25/03/2010 at 00:48

    Which Alex got a promotion, Giggles or Aus?

    the big G

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 00:49

    Which Alex got a promotion, Giggles or Aus?

    the big G

    Good for him

    So is he like Chief Professor now?

  • Paul25/03/2010 at 00:49

    Pics In the camera for later

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 00:50

    I accidentally subscribed to the Money Box podcast on itunes. Is it wrong that I started listening to it and am finding it rather soothing?

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 00:50

    Pics In the camera for later

    We need to teach you a few things about instant publishing sir ;)

    Well done though, enjoy your day

  • me25/03/2010 at 00:51

    Good for him

    So is he like Chief Professor now?

    he is: andronov, alex

    apparently.

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 00:52

    I accidentally subscribed to the Money Box podcast on itunes. Is it wrong that I started listening to it and am finding it rather soothing?

    It's odd that you didn't instantly delete it, full stop :D

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 00:52

    he is: andronov, alex

    I saw that conversation earlier on. I hope he finds the new arm handy

  • me25/03/2010 at 00:53

    I saw that conversation earlier on. I hope he finds the new arm handy

    heheh!

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 00:53

    It's odd that you didn't instantly delete it, full stop :D

    The man's voice is very relaxing :)

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 00:54

    Mr C, did you see that there's a free Justin.TV app now?

    Haven't tried it yet

  • me25/03/2010 at 00:55

    Mr C, did you see that there's a free Justin.TV app now?

    Haven't tried it yet

    ooh, no. will have a look in a bit.

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:01

    Google maps is a bit odd, i'm trying to work out the bus routes between 2 places and i go to google maps before traveline, anyway, it keeps trying to put me on buses that only secondary school kids are allowed on! grr

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:02

    Google maps is a bit odd, i'm trying to work out the bus routes between 2 places

    Can't you look at the bus company's website?

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:02

    Can't you look at the bus company's website?

    i have done, but it dosent show every stop, so i just wanted to check exact-ish times

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 01:03

    Google maps is a bit odd, i'm trying to work out the bus routes between 2 places and i go to google maps before traveline, anyway, it keeps trying to put me on buses that only secondary school kids are allowed on! grr

    Do you not have some kind of local travel planning website. Merseyside had the best one I've ever seen, It'd search door to door, none of that school bus rubbish!

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:04

    Do you not have some kind of local travel planning website. Merseyside had the best one I've ever seen, It'd search door to door, none of that school bus rubbish!

    Transport for London's is surprisingly good

    Much better than National Rail

  • Paul25/03/2010 at 01:06

    A & p lining up for autographs

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:06

    A & p lining up for autographs

    Shouldn't this be in the 'From the Frontline' thread?

  • Paul25/03/2010 at 01:06

    Lou! We found A brawn jenson jacket for you!!

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 01:07

    Shouldn't this be in the 'From the Frontline' thread?

    You're not a mobile doohickeyer then? Breakouts = nightmare!

  • Paul25/03/2010 at 01:07

    Shouldn't this be in the 'From the Frontline' thread?

    oops

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:08

    You're not a mobile doohickeyer then? Breakouts = nightmare!

    I'm fortunate enough to be able to use the full fat doohickey whilst mobile :D

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 01:09

    I'm fortunate enough to be able to use the full fat doohickey whilst mobile :D

    So's Paul by the look of it I now see.... :P

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:13

    http://bit.ly/c0SdoR I really am the coolest person alive

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 01:14

    http://bit.ly/c0SdoR I really am the coolest person alive

    What is that ridiculous bib? Are you a netball player?

  • me25/03/2010 at 01:14

    What is that ridiculous bib? Are you a netball player?

    yeeouch!

    ;)

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:14

    What is that ridiculous bib? Are you a netball player?

    Yes, it's a big team, I am the 5257th player to join the team

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 01:15

    Mr C,

    Are you aware this site had launched?

    http://www.pitlanemagazine.com/magazine/

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:15

    yeeouch!

    im more surprised she didnt mension that im holding some sort of small furry thing in my hand

  • me25/03/2010 at 01:15

    Mr C,

    Are you aware this site had launched?

    http://www.pitlanemagazine.com/magazine/

    oooh, i was not. ta.

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 01:16

    im more surprised she didnt mension that im holding some sort of small furry thing in my hand

    I'm too busy playing with my cool new watch to say anything else mean.... :P

  • me25/03/2010 at 01:16

    oooh, i was not. ta.

    although... it's a website? i thought it was going to be a pdf emag?

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:16

    I'm too busy playing with my cool new watch to say anything else mean.... :P

    shhh

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:16

    although... it's a website? i thought it was going to be a pdf emag?

    thats what i thought! how odd.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 01:16

    oooh, i was not. ta.

    Neither was I and I am supposed to be writing for them. Haven't even had a e-mail to let me know it was up. Someone linked in Joe's comments

  • me25/03/2010 at 01:17

    Neither was I and I am supposed to be writing for them. Haven't even had a e-mail to let me know it was up. Someone linked in Joe's comments

    by nick daman: http://www.pitlanemagazine.com/magazine/?p=200

    must've been a quite launch then.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 01:18

    although... it's a website? i thought it was going to be a pdf emag?

    I assumed it was going to be a website but I am not sure if I was told that or I assumed it was just going to be like F1-Pitlane was

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:18

    although... it's a website? i thought it was going to be a pdf emag?

    Am getting

    "The SSL Certificate is not trusted"

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 01:18

    I'm too busy playing with my cool new watch to say anything else mean.... :P

    Don't break it

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 01:19

    must've been a quite launch then.

    They have some well known people who are supposed to write stuff.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 01:19

    Am getting

    "The SSL Certificate is not trusted"

    What anti virus?

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:19

    Not stylish, stoopid

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/melbourne-formula-1-grand-prix-grid-girl-outfits-panned/story-e6frf7jo-1225845044331

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:20

    What anti virus?

    None

    Though it was clicked from DD so Adobe Air is probably just being annoying again

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 01:20

    Not stylish, stoopid

    http://www.her...6frf7jo-1225845044331

    Blimey that's hideous! I'd rather they went back to being naked....

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:20
  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:21

    why?

    apart from hte fact that they look rediculous.

    clearly

  • me25/03/2010 at 01:21

    Blimey that's hideous! I'd rather they went back to being naked....

    bring back the fosters girls.

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:21

    bring back the fosters girls.

    Agreed

    Tis the only thing Fosters was any good at

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:25

    Blimey that's hideous! I'd rather they went back to being naked....

    Larger pic

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/gallery-e6frf9bo-1225845069853?page=18

    Even stoopider

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:25

    by nick daman: http://www.pit...e.com/magazine/?p=200

    one of the comments:

    I have a hard time giving credibility to anyone who spoofs people with youtube cartoons and has no acquaintance with the rules of punctuation.

    ouch

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 01:26

    Even stoopider

    It's the shorts that really get me!! They must be literally roasting in those boots too.

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:32

    It's the shorts that really get me!! They must be literally roasting in those boots too.

    they'll deal with it, its what they choose to do for a living (dont get me started ;) )

    i dont see what the issue is really, they look a bit silly but its different

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:33

    i dont see what the issue is really, they look a bit silly but its different

    The silliness is the issue

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 01:33

    they'll deal with it, its what they choose to do for a living (dont get me started ;) )

    I wasn't making any kind of wider point. It's just that they look ridiculous and it must be very uncomfortable. There's no reason for anything to be both....

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:33

    The silliness is the issue

    Oh, and the complete and utter lack of anything flattering or stylish

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:34

    The silliness is the issue

    its different, some people will like it some wont, you'll see them for 20 minutes on sunday and then they'll be gone.

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:34

    It's just that they look ridiculous and it must be very uncomfortable. There's no reason for anything to be both....

    I guess its what the designer wanted

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:35

    you'll see them for 20 minutes on sunday and then they'll be gone.

    Having the silly designs talked about negatively is not the point the organisers were hoping to make

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 01:36

    Having the silly designs talked about negatively is not the point the organisers were hoping to make

    May get the sponsors more coverage though

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:36

    Having the silly designs talked about negatively is not the point the organisers were hoping to make

    surely the point they were trying to make was "we dont need to have 20 people with nothing on standing by cars, they could actually be wearing clothes"

    whether the right clothes with chosen is a different matter, but its the premise that counts.

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:37

    whether the right clothes with chosen is a different matter, but its the premise that counts.

    I disagree, it's a well executed premise that counts

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 01:37

    surely the point they were trying to make was "we dont need to have 20 people with nothing on standing by cars, they could actually be wearing clothes"

    Errr they're wearing leather shorts and knee high boots.... That's hardly a step away from the page 3 model :P

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:38

    I disagree, it's a well executed premise that counts

    yeah but i think the principle still has value, even if its not to the full extent that it could have been too

  • me25/03/2010 at 01:38

    surely the point they were trying to make was "we dont need to have 20 people with nothing on standing by cars, they could actually be wearing clothes"

    is the race sponsored this year?

    are they not simply saying, we have no budget, sorry.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 01:38

    surely the point they were trying to make was "we dont need to have 20 people with nothing on standing by cars, they could actually be wearing clothes"

    We don't need them there full stop. They are only there for the initial lap to the grid when there are already 20 mechanics ready to pounce as soon as the car stops.

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:39

    We don't need them there full stop. They are only there for the initial lap to the grid when there are already 20 mechanics ready to pounce as soon as the car stops.

    i definitely agree with that

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:39

    are they not simply saying, we have no budget, sorry.

    surely more clothes like that would cost more than a 1 piece skin tight thing?

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:39

    Just found this tweet [from @F1Enigma]:

    Prodrive will have a board meeting tomorow to discuss the 2011 F1 registration

    Interesting

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 01:39

    is the race sponsored this year?

    Qantas as it says on the grid girls backs

    http://www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/australia_825/circuit_diagram.html

  • me25/03/2010 at 01:40

    We don't need them there full stop. They are only there for the initial lap to the grid when there are already 20 mechanics ready to pounce as soon as the car stops.

    you forgot the clapping to the podium.

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:40

    Errr they're wearing leather shorts and knee high boots.... That's hardly a step away from the page 3 model :P

    yeah but its not skin tight 1 piece lycra suit things, they still want men to gawp at them

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:40

    is the race sponsored this year?

    Didn't Qantas just re-sign?

  • me25/03/2010 at 01:40

    Qantas as it says on the grid girls backs

    ah-ha

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 01:40

    yeah but its not skin tight 1 piece lycra suit things, they still want men to gawp at them

    I'd rather go out in a swimsuit than those shorts....

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 01:41

    I'd rather go out in a swimsuit than those shorts....

    I am sure the V&A would be happy about that

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:41

    yeah but its not skin tight 1 piece lycra suit things, they still want men to gawp at them

    That's gonna happen regardless of what they're wearing tbh

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:42

    I'd rather go out in a swimsuit than those shorts....

    if it was your choice then yeah, but if it was your job and your rent depended on it, you'd wear what your told to wear

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:42

    That's gonna happen regardless of what they're wearing tbh

    within reason yeah

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 01:43

    if it was your choice then yeah, but if it was your job and your rent depended on it, you'd wear what your told to wear

    What's that got to do with anything?

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:44

    What's that got to do with anything?

    I think Jon's saying Models wear what they are told to [broadly speaking]

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:44

    I think Jon's saying Models wear what they are told to [broadly speaking]

    pretty much. yes it looks rediculous but they gotta wear it

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 01:45

    I think Jon's saying Models wear what they are told to [broadly speaking]

    Of course they do. I wasn't saying look at those stupid women.

  • Jon Waldock25/03/2010 at 01:47

    Of course they do. I wasn't saying look at those stupid women.

    didnt say you were, my point wasnt at you, it was a general point.

    im up in 5 hours, so bed for me, night

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:48

    im up in 5 hours, so bed for me, night

    Night Jon

  • me25/03/2010 at 01:49

    didnt say you were, my point wasnt at you, it was a general point.

    in fairness to albert park. they tried fosters boys one year.

    that went well!

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 01:50

    in fairness to albert park. they tried fosters boys one year.

    I feel sick just thinking about that!

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:50

    Mr C, have you got a US iTunes account yet, for the iBookstore?

    [PayPal is accepted]

  • me25/03/2010 at 01:51

    Mr C, have you got a US iTunes account yet, for the iBookstore?

    [PayPal is accepted]

    how does one get a US paypal account?

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:52

    how does one get a US paypal account?

    Logout of your iTunes account, create a new one with with a US address [I used a hotel]

    You can switch between the two

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:52

    how does one get a US paypal account?

    Sorry, I missed the detail

    You don't need a US PayPal, just iTunes

  • me25/03/2010 at 01:53

    Logout of your iTunes account, create a new one with with a US address [I used a hotel]

    You can switch between the two

    i get that.

    how do i get a paypal account based in the US?

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:55

    how do i get a paypal account based in the US?

    I've only picked up free stuff from the US store so far but I can't see how your PayPal needs to be from anywhere in particular

  • me25/03/2010 at 01:56

    I've only picked up free stuff from the US store so far but I can't see how your PayPal needs to be from anywhere in particular

    interesting. let us know if it lets ya.

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:57

    interesting. let us know if it lets ya.

    Sometime in late April, I certainly will

    Need to get Alex to digitise The Book With The Missing... too

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 01:58

    Sometime in late April, I certainly will

    Though I guess I could buy a 99¢ app

    Shall try tomorrow

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 03:06

    An hour of tv before sleeps

    G'night peeps

  • me25/03/2010 at 03:09

    An hour of tv before sleeps

    G'night peeps

    lost? see ya sir.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 03:10

    G'night peeps

    Good night

  • Paul25/03/2010 at 03:30

    No one wants to see chandock. Everyone loves senna :-)

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 03:31

    No one wants to see chandock. Everyone loves senna :-)

    Poor Chandhok

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 03:32

    Midweek Motorsport has turned into the Dan Brunel show. Well done Dan

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 03:37

    Jeremy is pimping sidepodcast. He has a card with the url he is keeping to give to a driver.

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 03:38

    Oops

  • me25/03/2010 at 03:39

    Oops

    don't sweat it. if you comment again on t'other thread, deleting is easier for us than moving. but we expect nothing less and we'll happily fix it all.

    pls keep us fed with info.

  • me25/03/2010 at 03:39

    night steven

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 03:52

    She asked for questions from the crowd and jeremys was "have you heard of christine on the internet and sidepodcast.com?"

  • Journeyer25/03/2010 at 05:34

    Hello, folks.

  • startledbunny25/03/2010 at 07:33

    morning all

    Someone may have mentioned this already, but @NobleF1 mentioned that Sauber are testing a Duct system similar to McLaren's before Quali & Race.

    It's in a different location, on the Sidepod.

    Link to Autosport Story from Noble's twitter post

    http://bit.ly/cSXnjh

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 07:35

    Morning.

    morning all

    Someone may have mentioned this already, but @NobleF1 mentioned that Sauber are testing a Duct system similar to McLaren's before Quali & Race.

    It's in a different location, on the Sidepod.

    Link to Autosport Story from Noble's twitter post

    http://bit.ly/cSXnjh

    Johnny Noble raises an interesting point - if De La Rosa was a test driver for McLaren for two years, how come he didn't tell Sauber about it as soon as he got the drive?

  • startledbunny25/03/2010 at 07:40

    Johnny Noble raises an interesting point - if De La Rosa was a test driver for McLaren for two years, how come he didn't tell Sauber about it as soon as he got the drive?

    maybe a non-disclosure agreement was signed after the spy scandal. an email between pedro and anando was part of the evidence wasn't it?

  • Nick in Dubai25/03/2010 at 07:42

    Johnny Noble raises an interesting point - if De La Rosa was a test driver for McLaren for two years, how come he didn't tell Sauber about it as soon as he got the drive?

    Given that they now have the system, he probably did?

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2010 at 07:42

    Morning everyone. Thanks for the shoutout in the daily :)

  • Nick in Dubai25/03/2010 at 07:43

    Given that they now have the system, he probably did?

    more from scarbs/sutton http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/sauber-to-trial-an-f-duct/

  • Nick in Dubai25/03/2010 at 07:44

    Morning everyone. Thanks for the shoutout in the daily :)

    Yay for promotions!

    I have gotten mine, just waiting for the visa to make it official

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 07:44

    Johnny Noble raises an interesting point - if De La Rosa was a test driver for McLaren for two years, how come he didn't tell Sauber about it as soon as he got the drive?

    Given that they now have the system, he probably did?

    It sounds like they cobbled together a system quick after Bahrain...

  • Nick in Dubai25/03/2010 at 07:45

    It sounds like they cobbled together a system quick after Bahrain...

    I dont think its that easy from what i have read.

    If it was, why are they the only team to have managed it? surely better funded teams in the top four would have versions by now too?

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 07:56

    It sounds like they cobbled together a system quick after Bahrain...

    I dont think its that easy from what i have read.

    If it was, why are they the only team to have managed it? surely better funded teams in the top four would have versions by now too?

    Because they are nimble like Brawn were?

    I think the clue here is that Sauber's system does not involve modifying the 'tub', which cannot be changed after homologation. So when was that?

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 07:57

    Morning, quick thing before I head out. This update from Legard bugs me

    http://twitter.com/legardj/statuses/11023894973

    *shakes fist at the force within Darth Schumacher*

  • Nick in Dubai25/03/2010 at 08:03

    Because they are nimble like Brawn were?

    Brawn were nimble?

    They started with a good car, made some changes which made it worse, went back to what they had, but were still unable to challenge for wins in the post European season!

  • Nick in Dubai25/03/2010 at 08:04

    I think the clue here is that Sauber's system does not involve modifying the 'tub', which cannot be changed after homologation. So when was that?

    I guess whenever it was crash tested

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 08:42

    I think the clue here is that Sauber's system does not involve modifying the 'tub', which cannot be changed after homologation. So when was that?

    I guess whenever it was crash tested

    Which was when? End of last year?

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 09:16

    Lou if you are around, here is the gift we got you/found for you :D

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/dscn1531-medium-jpg

  • JOS25/03/2010 at 09:50

    funny that Kristensen is listed as an advisor to the stewards at Mellbourne, whereas Prost was announced a steward. Hill, Mansell etc. were all touted as future stewards.

    Is this a backpedal?

    Also I thought we were going to have ex world champions. Second race and we don't even have an F1 driver!

    John

  • Nick in Dubai25/03/2010 at 09:54

    Is this a backpedal?

    No, This is a backpedal: http://diannej.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/backpedaling34.jpg

    Perhaps no one who was keen to do it was available?

  • JOS25/03/2010 at 09:56

    Nick,

    funny graphic! my point about hte backpedal was that at this race the driver is now an advisor rather than a fully feldged steward. i.e. no vote on any decision. Is this a backpedal?

  • Nick in Dubai25/03/2010 at 09:58

    Nick,

    funny graphic! my point about hte backpedal was that at this race the driver is now an advisor rather than a fully feldged steward. i.e. no vote on any decision. Is this a backpedal?

    Possibly, i guess its a small step, its much better than having an FIA chrony there. If the advisor is ignored i guess they can tell the press so i expect their imput will be heard

  • JOS25/03/2010 at 10:00

    True, i suppose the idea behind having a champ or in this case a hugely respected sportscar driver is that they can speak their mind without fear of FIA backlash

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2010 at 10:28

    I have received Stuart's bookywook!

  • Stuart C25/03/2010 at 10:28

    Morning all.

    Looks like someone else has got their copy...

    http://tinyurl.com/yckfwkn

  • Stuart C25/03/2010 at 10:29

    I have received Stuart's bookywook!

    That's synchronicity, that is, and I'm not talking about an album released by a popular beat combo led by Gordon Sumner...

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2010 at 10:29

    That's synchronicity, that is, and I'm not talking about an album released by a popular beat combo led by Gordon Sumner...

    :(

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2010 at 10:30

    That's synchronicity, that is, and I'm not talking about an album released by a popular beat combo led by Gordon Sumner...

    whoops I meant :)

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2010 at 10:32

    Here's a picture...

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-jpg-8

    I added a Trabant for scale

  • Stuart C25/03/2010 at 10:38

    I added a Trabant for scale

    Had forgotten how big the book is. Did the postie require sherpas to get it up the steps?

  • paul25/03/2010 at 10:40

    Had forgotten how big the book is. Did the postie require sherpas to get it up the steps?

    cripes, does it come with a house to store it in?

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 10:47

    Oh my god i just got a call from the uk. Going on a mclaren pit tour tomorrow! And because jeremy is a member too i asked if he can come too and he said yes! AH SO EXCITED

  • Christine25/03/2010 at 10:48

    Oh my god i just got a call from the uk. Going on a mclaren pit tour tomorrow! And because jeremy is a member too i asked if he can come too and he said yes! AH SO EXCITED

    Goodness! Go you!

  • Stuart C25/03/2010 at 10:49

    Going on a mclaren pit tour tomorrow!

    Can this trip get any better?

    McLaren are really stepping things up on the fan participation front this year, aren't they?

  • Nick in Dubai25/03/2010 at 10:50

    Oh my god i just got a call from the uk. Going on a mclaren pit tour tomorrow! And because jeremy is a member too i asked if he can come too and he said yes! AH SO EXCITED

    :D :D :D

  • Christine25/03/2010 at 10:50

    McLaren are really stepping things up on the fan participation front this year, aren't they?

    Even I can't find anything to complain about!

    Oh no wait, the website. Phew.

  • paul25/03/2010 at 10:50

    Oh my god i just got a call from the uk. Going on a mclaren pit tour tomorrow! And because jeremy is a member too i asked if he can come too and he said yes! AH SO EXCITED

    You what?

    Knew I should have joined

  • Pat W25/03/2010 at 10:50

    I added a Trabant for scale

    Haha, love it :)

  • Nick in Dubai25/03/2010 at 10:51

    Oh no wait, the website. Phew.

    I like the website, Its so much nicer having text big enough to read!

  • Pat W25/03/2010 at 10:51

    Oh my god i just got a call from the uk. Going on a mclaren pit tour tomorrow! And because jeremy is a member too i asked if he can come too and he said yes! AH SO EXCITED

    Wow that's fantastic! Just randomely out of the blue?

  • Christine25/03/2010 at 10:51

    I like the website, Its so much nicer having text big enough to read!

    Why am I not surprised?

  • paul25/03/2010 at 10:55

    Wow that's fantastic! Just randomely out of the blue?

    Clearly Jeremy's continuous mentions of sidepodcast is working

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 11:03

    Just out of the blue! Considering their website says they will let you know 2 weeks in advance. He apologised for calling so late so someone else maybe cancelled. I was just crossing my fingers he wasnt going to say tomorrow at 10am! pamela also sent me the heikki photos and he really did look excited to see my flag!

  • Stuart C25/03/2010 at 11:03

    Looks like that Pit lane magazine has run out of steam already. No Australian GP preview up yet and no new content for almost a fortnight...

  • Christine25/03/2010 at 11:07

    Looks like that Pit lane magazine has run out of steam already. No Australian GP preview up yet and no new content for almost a fortnight...

    I got very confused when I saw a tweet flying around that a new issue was to be released on some such date. It looks suspiciously like a blog, and I'm not sure how you combine that with issues.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 11:12

    Looks like that Pit lane magazine has run out of steam already. No Australian GP preview up yet and no new content for almost a fortnight...

    He's publishing tomorrow. I have submitted four articles to him.

  • Stuart C25/03/2010 at 11:12

    It looks suspiciously like a blog, and I'm not sure how you combine that with issues.

    It was being hawked about as an e-zine with "the very latest in turn page technology" but, yes, looks like a wordpress-powered blog...

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 11:13

    It looks suspiciously like a blog, and I'm not sure how you combine that with issues.

    It was being hawked about as an e-zine with "the very latest in turn page technology" but, yes, looks like a wordpress-powered blog...

    He has changed it to a blog, yes. I don't know why though.

  • Christine25/03/2010 at 11:14

    He has changed it to a blog, yes. I don't know why though.

    Seems odd. With a blog you need regular updates rather than everything all in one hit.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 11:15

    He has changed it to a blog, yes. I don't know why though.

    Seems odd. With a blog you need regular updates rather than everything all in one hit.

    I did find it strange that I submitted my articles 10 days ago and he didn't publish them. Seems like combining the worst of print and e-media to me...

  • lou25/03/2010 at 11:16

    Hey everyone, I'm at school with nothing to do/ not really wanting to do anything. All having a nice day so far?

  • Stuart C25/03/2010 at 11:17

    Seems like combining the worst of print and e-media to me...

    Same bloke was hawking around a 'revolutionary' thing called Grand Prix League this time last year. Some sort of betting thing. It has vanished...

  • Christine25/03/2010 at 11:18

    Hey everyone, I'm at school with nothing to do/ not really wanting to do anything. All having a nice day so far?

    Not bad for a Thursday. Are you feeling better?

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 11:18

    Seems like combining the worst of print and e-media to me...

    Same bloke was hawking around a 'revolutionary' thing called Grand Prix League this time last year. Some sort of betting thing. It has vanished...

    Well he has convinced a few people to write for him, I did see a Nick Daman article on there...

  • Pat W25/03/2010 at 11:18

    Hey everyone, I'm at school with nothing to do/ not really wanting to do anything. All having a nice day so far?

    Hi. I'm slowly easing myself back into work. Still nice and chilled out so not in any great hurry to lose that. :)

    Kind of keeping comments at arms-length until I get caught up on work though.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 11:19

    Hey everyone, I'm at school with nothing to do/ not really wanting to do anything. All having a nice day so far?

    Yeah thanks ;)

  • lou25/03/2010 at 11:20

    Not bad for a Thursday. Are you feeling better?

    am feeling a little better, i'm only really at school to talk to my textiles teachers about my interview tomorrow and to ask for some last few tips. wish i was at home in bed though :)

  • me25/03/2010 at 11:20

    It was being hawked about as an e-zine with "the very latest in turn page technology" but, yes, looks like a wordpress-powered blog...

    i knew it! couldn't find a quote to back it up mind you, cheers.

  • Paul25/03/2010 at 11:21

    Hey everyone, I'm at school with nothing to do/ not really wanting to do anything. All having a nice day so far?

    tis ok. Did you see we found you a jacket?

  • me25/03/2010 at 11:22

    I have received Stuart's bookywook!

    *checks post*

    :cry:

  • lou25/03/2010 at 11:24

    tis ok. Did you see we found you a jacket?

    amy mentioned a brawn thing?... but i've no way to get on twitter or anything at school :( but.. do tell me more... actually for me?

  • Paul25/03/2010 at 11:26

    amy mentioned a brawn thing?... but i've no way to get on twitter or anything at school :( but.. do tell me more... actually for me?

    indeedy. Black jenson button #22 brawn jacket.

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2010 at 11:26

    I have received Stuart's bookywook!

    *checks post*

    :cry:

    Mine actually arrived yesterday but I was wfh... I believe this is because of how much money I

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2010 at 11:26

    Mine actually arrived yesterday but I was wfh... I believe this is because of how much money I

    spend with Amazon.

  • lou25/03/2010 at 11:26

    indeedy. Black jenson button #22 brawn jacket.

    really?????

  • Paul25/03/2010 at 11:28

    really?????

    we wouldn't make this up. Others can confirm the twitpic

  • lou25/03/2010 at 11:29

    we wouldn't make this up. Others can confirm the twitpic

    I.love.you.all. This has made my day!! Much love to you all in Ausi :) :D :D this has made me feel slightly better :)

  • lou25/03/2010 at 11:31

    we wouldn't make this up. Others can confirm the twitpic

    by the sounds of it you're all having / have had (no idea about the time..) an awesome day so far.. we're gonna need some posts about it :)

  • Christine25/03/2010 at 11:31

    by the sounds of it you're all having / have had (no idea about the time..) an awesome day so far.. we're gonna need some posts about it :)

    That's what I said! They don't seem convinced.

  • Paul25/03/2010 at 11:32

    That's what I said! They don't seem convinced.

    amy is the boss. That's her job :-)

  • lou25/03/2010 at 11:32

    That's what I said! They don't seem convinced.

    maybe if they don't want to do a guest post you should skype them and talk to them for the next podcast. this needs to be recorded some how.. it sounds like it's going to be an awesome weekend for them.

  • Christine25/03/2010 at 11:33

    amy is the boss. That's her job :-)

    She might delegate it to you :)

  • Paul25/03/2010 at 11:34

    maybe if they don't want to do a guest post you should skype them and talk to them for the next podcast. this needs to be recorded some how.. it sounds like it's going to be an awesome weekend for them.

    already is. Did I mention meeting the mclaren test team guy and talking about the cars and team for 15 minutes or so :D

  • Christine25/03/2010 at 11:35

    already is. Did I mention meeting the mclaren test team guy and talking about the cars and team for 15 minutes or so :D

    POST!

  • lou25/03/2010 at 11:35

    already is. Did I mention meeting the mclaren test team guy and talking about the cars and team for 15 minutes or so

    That sounds awesome!! #putitinaguestpost :)

  • lou25/03/2010 at 11:35

    I'm being called away to attend a meeting i didn't know about.. fun times. speak to you all later. xx

  • Pat W25/03/2010 at 11:36

    If you don't want to do your own, do a combined post. Each write a couple of bits.

  • Paul25/03/2010 at 11:36

    That sounds awesome!! #putitinaguestpost :)

    hold on doesn't this stuff always happen?

  • Pat W25/03/2010 at 11:47

    hold on doesn't this stuff always happen?

    This always happens to other people.

  • me25/03/2010 at 11:49

    This always happens to other people.

    :)

  • me25/03/2010 at 11:54

    i see jon killed youtube with his 800mb file ;)

  • me25/03/2010 at 11:59

    scarbs on mclaren's four wing mirrors: http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/mclaren-choice-of-mirror-locations-for-melbourne/

  • Paul25/03/2010 at 12:07

    And Lewis waved. But perhaps not just at us :-)

  • Pat W25/03/2010 at 12:27

    DC was 2nd in his latest DTM test. Ralf 6th. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82362

    Pos Driver Car Time

    1. Alexandre Premat Audi 1:28.666

    2. David Coulthard Mercedes 1:28.725 + 0.059

    3. Markus Winkelhock Audi 1:28.883 + 0.158

    4. Bruno Spengler Mercedes 1:28.949 + 0.066

    5. Ralf Schumacher Mercedes 1:28.964 + 0.015

    6. Mattias Ekstrom Audi 1:29.127 + 0.357

    7. Timo Scheider Audi 1:29.156 + 0.379

    8. Susie Stoddart Mercedes 1:30.102 + 0.402

    9. Congfu Cheng Mercedes 1:30.235 + 0.133

  • Pat W25/03/2010 at 12:27

    er, Ralf 5th

  • F1Wolf25/03/2010 at 12:41

    looks like the internet connection in the hotel is working finally... Hello from Melborune

  • Pat W25/03/2010 at 12:55

    looks like the internet connection in the hotel is working finally... Hello from Melborune

    Hi. Having fun?

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 12:58

    EEEEEEEEEE

    I won't sleep tonight.

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 12:59

    EEEEEEEEEE

    I won't sleep tonight.

    oh that was for http://twitpic.com/1at2h0 :D :D

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 13:00

    oh that was for http://twitpic.com/1at2h0 :D :D

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

  • F1Wolf25/03/2010 at 13:01

    Hi. Having fun?

    haven't had much time for that yet :-) arrived, checked in , went to eat something only to find out both places I had in mind for tonite were closed for some functions, obviously F1 related. so ended up with quick dinner before the falling asleep at 7pm. woke up at midnight, trying to figure what time the FP1 actually starts on Fri. and that is about it so far :-)

  • Pat W25/03/2010 at 13:02

    EEEEEEEEEE

    I won't sleep tonight.

    oh that was for http://twitpic.com/1at2h0 :D :D

    Awesome!

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 13:03

    oh that was for http://twitpic.com/1at2h0 :D :D

    WOW! You met Heikki!

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 13:04

    WOW! You met Heikki!

    life = complete. Here he is getting smiley when he saw my flag to sign instead of a picture of his face. http://twitpic.com/1at3k0

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 13:07

    WOW! You met Heikki!

    life = complete. Here he is getting smiley when he saw my flag to sign instead of a picture of his face. http://twitpic.com/1at3k0

    That's really awesome! Well happy for you!

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 13:08

    That's really awesome! Well happy for you!

    I took sooo many photos today and every single one of them is of drivers, I need to find the time to upload them!

  • F1Wolf25/03/2010 at 13:12

    for people currently in Melbourne - I am still stuck with one spare ticket for the race that will go completely to waste if nobody uses it...

  • me25/03/2010 at 13:14

    for people currently in Melbourne - I am still stuck with one spare ticket for the race that will go completely to waste if nobody uses it...

    oh no!

  • F1Wolf25/03/2010 at 13:15

    oh no!

    oh yea, friend of mine canceled and my wife is here for fun, not for being tortured by loud F1 cars :-)

  • me25/03/2010 at 13:23

    oh yea, friend of mine canceled and my wife is here for fun, not for being tortured by loud F1 cars :-)

    lunacy.

    want us to tweet it for you, or are you looking for someone known?

  • F1Wolf25/03/2010 at 13:32

    want us to tweet it for you, or are you looking for someone known?

    well, I haven't tweeted it myself yet, do not want to look like ticket re-seller. thinking what is best way. not trying to make money out of it but would be nice to recover at least some of the expense for the ticket, as the complete hotel rate for 1 room for 4 nights went up in smoke already. good seat I think, brabham stand, view of first 2 corners

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 13:38

    I doubt you'll look like a tout if you say a friend can't use a ticket you have and so there's one spare :)

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 13:42

    I doubt you'll look like a tout if you say a friend can't use a ticket you have and so there's one spare :)

    there was a guy outside gate 1 today with a sign 'f1 ticket for sell'

  • Journeyer25/03/2010 at 13:44

    for people currently in Melbourne - I am still stuck with one spare ticket for the race that will go completely to waste if nobody uses it...

    hmmm. how much is a flight to Melbourne right now...

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 13:45

    Afternoon guys :D today is a hugely successful day, it feels wrong that it's a Thursday!

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 13:46

    life = complete. Here he is getting smiley when he saw my flag to sign instead of a picture of his face. http://twitpic.com/1at3k0

    That. is. AWESOME. Well done!

  • me25/03/2010 at 13:48

    hmmm. how much is a flight to Melbourne right now...

    you know you want to!

  • me25/03/2010 at 13:49

    where does this stand on the media|future|change front? just old media, or a new way to consume old media?

    Connects to your TV antenna and to your Ethernet network router/switch to stream digital television in full HD to your Macs and PCs.

    http://www.elgato.com/elgato/int/mainmenu/products/tuner/netstreamdtt/product1.en.html

  • F1Wolf25/03/2010 at 13:49

    there was a guy outside gate 1 today with a sign 'f1 ticket for sell'

    and that I am not going to do :-)

  • F1Wolf25/03/2010 at 13:51

    hmmm. how much is a flight to Melbourne right now...

    I got mine for 5000 HKD :-)

  • Christine25/03/2010 at 13:54

    where does this stand on the media|future|change front? just old media, or a new way to consume old media?

    Erm, I don't understand what it is. If it changes the way you can consume media, and gives you more options, then it is very much MFC.

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 13:57

    Hehehe, on Viva F1's quiz yesterday evening Jackie had a round where we had to guess the car by the diffuser. In this month's F1 Racing out today, they have a section full of diffuser pics for the different teams!

    Definitely need to get into that Tardis...

  • me25/03/2010 at 13:59

    Erm, I don't understand what it is. If it changes the way you can consume media, and gives you more options, then it is very much MFC.

    you know the eyetv usb stick we have but don't use (because the mac's aren't near the ariel). well this replaces that stick.

    it sits beside the ariel and streams the content via wifi. so like a singbox i guess. it's quite pricey, but it feels kinda cool.

  • Journeyer25/03/2010 at 13:59

    I got mine for 5000 HKD :-)

    a bit pricey. But I wouldve gone for it if there's an available plane seat. Alas, no. And given that I'm going to shanghai next month and may go to melbourne next year anyway, I'm not that desperate. :)

  • Christine25/03/2010 at 14:01

    it sits beside the ariel and streams the content via wifi. so like a singbox i guess. it's quite pricey, but it feels kinda cool.

    Ahh, that is cool. Not quite on demand enough for me, but if it means not having to have a TV I am all for it.

    Also, I so need a singbox.

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2010 at 14:02

    Also, I so need a singbox.

    are you talking slingbox or am I missing something else too?

  • me25/03/2010 at 14:02

    Also, I so need a singbox.

    :)

  • me25/03/2010 at 14:02

    are you talking slingbox or am I missing something else too?

    sorry. slingbox.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 14:04

    are you talking slingbox or am I missing something else too?

    sorry. slingbox.

    Don't you need a playstation to play singbox? :D

  • Pat W25/03/2010 at 14:07

    it sits beside the ariel and streams the content via wifi. so like a singbox i guess. it's quite pricey, but it feels kinda cool.

    ooh I could use one of those to watch telly upstairs..

  • Perry25/03/2010 at 14:22

    I'm listening to the 15th March podcast and am shocked to hear the bloke (name?) state that the new section 3 of qually was better because we now saw all cars with the same fuel.... what! Are you serious, qually from the last few years is the best it's ever been... the new fuel rules are terrible. It added a fantastic spice to the racing with cars on different fuel strategies....

    Can that person have a think again about what he said... I'm in shock!!! Whats his name?

  • me25/03/2010 at 14:28

    I'm listening to the 15th March podcast and am shocked to hear the bloke (name?) state that the new section 3 of qually was better because we now saw all cars with the same fuel.... what!

    twas i. and i stand by that. waiting hours for fuel weights was a waste of everyone's time.

    the new fuel rules are terrible. It added a fantastic spice to the racing with cars on different fuel strategies....

    and i agree with that, but it's a separate debate. nothing to do with qually.

    Can that person have a think again about what he said... I'm in shock!!! Whats his name?

    just did. i stand by what i said.

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 14:33

    Which Alex got a promotion, Giggles or Aus?

    the big G {Comment #6}

    Excellent news. Well done Giggles!

  • Perry25/03/2010 at 14:34

    ok nice response... :) your still wrong, it's not a separate debate, qually isn't about who is the fastest car... it should be about the overall race strategy and so if Alonso in a weaker car want to low fuel to get a higher grid position they can do that, much better

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 14:35

    I accidentally subscribed to the Money Box podcast on itunes. Is it wrong that I started listening to it and am finding it rather soothing?

    It's odd that you didn't instantly delete it, full stop :D {Comment #12}

    I accidentally downloaded some sort of hour-long club music radio show when it somehow landed in the ForceCast feed shortly before the Bahrain GP. It was surprisingly listenable... ...but had absolutely nothing to do with F1, let alone FIF1!

  • Pat W25/03/2010 at 14:37

    Which Alex got a promotion, Giggles or Aus?

    the big G {Comment #6}

    Excellent news. Well done Giggles!

    Congrats Alex :)

  • me25/03/2010 at 14:37

    ok nice response... :) your still wrong, it's not a separate debate, qually isn't about who is the fastest car... it should be about the overall race strategy and so if Alonso in a weaker car want to low fuel to get a higher grid position they can do that, much better

    there's a great debate about what f1 should and shouldn't be here: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/22/f1-how-it-should-be/

    very recommended reading.

  • Pat W25/03/2010 at 14:38

    ok nice response... :) your still wrong, it's not a separate debate, qually isn't about who is the fastest car... it should be about the overall race strategy and so if Alonso in a weaker car want to low fuel to get a higher grid position they can do that, much better

    You're saying qualifying isn't about the fastest car or driver? I completely disagree with that.

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 14:38

    Mr C,

    Are you aware this site had launched?

    http://www.pitlanemagazine.com/magazine/ {Comment #34}

    I wish I knew whether I was supposed to be writing or proofreading for it. I get radio silence when I try to communicate with them...

  • Pat W25/03/2010 at 14:39

    very recommended reading.

    I need to finish reading that thread too.

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 14:41

    although... it's a website? i thought it was going to be a pdf emag? {Comment #38}

    Originally it was going to be a PDF e-mag, but the format changed a couple of months ago. That was the last message I got from the team.

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 14:42

    I wish I knew whether I was supposed to be writing or proofreading for it. I get radio silence when I try to communicate with them...

    I reckon you should all just ignore them? They seem pretty useless all round....

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 14:42

    Neither was I and I am supposed to be writing for them. Haven't even had a e-mail to let me know it was up. Someone linked in Joe's comments {Comment #41}

    A Facebook message has been sent out, which is how I found out.

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 14:43

    I reckon you should all just ignore them? They seem pretty useless all round.... {Comment #242}

    The strange thing is that they were a lot better last time than this.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 14:43

    although... it's a website? i thought it was going to be a pdf emag? {Comment #38}

    Originally it was going to be a PDF e-mag, but the format changed a couple of months ago. That was the last message I got from the team.

    Alia, I heard nothing from them until they launched, then I contacted the guy asking if he still wanted me to write for them. So I had to chase after him in other words...

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 14:46

    Not stylish, stoopid

    http://www.her...6frf7jo-1225845044331 {Comment #48}

    I thought they were police officers at first who'd decided to go a bit more casual with the uniforms than regulations likely permitted. Which might have been a problem since I doubt any of the drivers of the vehicles they're supposed to stand in front of plan to obey the normal parkway speed limits...

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 14:47

    Alia, I heard nothing from them until they launched, then I contacted the guy asking if he still wanted me to write for them. So I had to chase after him in other words... {Comment #245}

    I was chasing him before the launch and it was no help (as I said earlier, I got radio silence when I tried contacting them). I think I will have to assume that they've got enough staff and concentrate on other stuff.

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 14:50

    gosh, I should go to bed. I have that silly interview tomorrow, I had no time to prepare at all.

    And of course I have to be fresh faced in the paddock tomorrow ;)

    Jeremy is sooo excited at possibly getting to meet Lewis so he can tell him to 'go' in person.

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 14:54

    one of the comments:

    I have a hard time giving credibility to anyone who spoofs people with youtube cartoons and has no acquaintance with the rules of punctuation.

    ouch {Comment #56}

    Not as "ouch" as it would have been if the commenter had remembered to capitalise Youtube (it is, after all, a proper noun).

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 14:55

    gosh, I should go to bed. I have that silly interview tomorrow, I had no time to prepare at all.

    And of course I have to be fresh faced in the paddock tomorrow ;) {Comment #248}

    Good luck and enjoy!

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 14:57

    It's the shorts that really get me!! They must be literally roasting in those boots too.

    they'll deal with it, its what they choose to do for a living (dont get me started ;) )

    i dont see what the issue is really, they look a bit silly but its different {Comment #58}

    The issue is that they're there to look good and they have no chance of doing that in those outfits...

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 14:59

    surely the point they were trying to make was "we dont need to have 20 people with nothing on standing by cars, they could actually be wearing clothes"

    whether the right clothes with chosen is a different matter, but its the premise that counts. {Comment #66}

    It's a very good point. Unfortunately with clothes as unflattering as this, the backlash will be something fierce and the point will be lost.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 15:00

    gosh, I should go to bed. I have that silly interview tomorrow, I had no time to prepare at all.

    And of course I have to be fresh faced in the paddock tomorrow ;)

    Jeremy is sooo excited at possibly getting to meet Lewis so he can tell him to 'go' in person.

    Best of Luck Amy ;)

  • Pat W25/03/2010 at 15:03

    gosh, I should go to bed. I have that silly interview tomorrow, I had no time to prepare at all.

    And of course I have to be fresh faced in the paddock tomorrow ;)

    Jeremy is sooo excited at possibly getting to meet Lewis so he can tell him to 'go' in person.

    Good luck and have fun.

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 15:05

    in fairness to albert park. they tried fosters boys one year.

    that went well! {Comment #91}

    So did Valencia last year (I remember Raikkonen got a "grid boy" and Peter Windsor described it as "getting the short straw"). Come to think of it, Australia's trial of grid boys was last year. We do not yet know whether Valencia will repeat the experiment.

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 15:07

    Yay for promotions!

    I have gotten mine, just waiting for the visa to make it official {Comment #120}

    Congratulations, Nick!

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 15:08

    I think the clue here is that Sauber's system does not involve modifying the 'tub', which cannot be changed after homologation. So when was that? {Comment #123}

    Scrutineering on the Thursday of Bahrain.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 15:10

    I think the clue here is that Sauber's system does not involve modifying the 'tub', which cannot be changed after homologation. So when was that? {Comment #123}

    Scrutineering on the Thursday of Bahrain.

    Thanks Alia. So Pedalo either didn't know or didn't tell and Sauber have done this in less than a month? Impressive!

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 15:15

    Nick,

    funny graphic! my point about hte backpedal was that at this race the driver is now an advisor rather than a fully feldged steward. i.e. no vote on any decision. Is this a backpedal? {Comment #131}

    No. The stewarding qualification system prevents a driver from being a fully-fledged steward (and always has) unless the driver has acquired the necessary experience and paperwork separately to act in that role.

    Think of the driver as a replacement for Alan Donnelly without the authority he had and you'll be close to the mark.

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 15:17

    Thanks Alia. So Pedalo either didn't know or didn't tell and Sauber have done this in less than a month? Impressive! {Comment #258}

    Unless Sauber had arrived at the idea independently in pre-season and are being too modest to admit it (unlikely but theoretically possible), then yes :)

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 15:26

    My dad is making me tea tonight. I'm now really regretting asking him as I have the chip cravings back :(

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 15:27

    I got very confused when I saw a tweet flying around that a new issue was to be released on some such date. It looks suspiciously like a blog, and I'm not sure how you combine that with issues. {Comment #155}

    You can do it extremely easily from a technical standpoint, provided your blog platform supports pre-publishing posts (neither my blog nor my wiki can do it, but they're the exceptions rather than the rule). Even if it doesn't, there's the tried-and-tested "pre-write, copy, paste, submit, rinse and repeat" method.

    Quite how readers will react to this method is another matter.

  • Rethymnoracer25/03/2010 at 16:12

    Virgin is rumoured to have miscalculated the size of their fueltank.

    AutoMotor und Sport has the story that it's impossible for them to make it to the finish.

    That's one hell of a computer glitch. They are asking the FIA if they can make a new monocoque.

    Hoorah for CFD.

  • me25/03/2010 at 16:52

    Virgin is rumoured to have miscalculated the size of their fueltank.

    AutoMotor und Sport has the story that it's impossible for them to make it to the finish.

    That's one hell of a computer glitch. They are asking the FIA if they can make a new monocoque.

    Hoorah for CFD.

    there was a rumour around the the autosport awards at xmas that someone had. i'd be amazed if it's taken this long to make the request.

  • lou25/03/2010 at 17:25

    Hi everyone! :) i suppose i'm too late to ask the awesome lot in ausi how one earth they managed to get a brawn hoody?

  • Chris25/03/2010 at 17:27

    Hi everyone! :)

    Hey!

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 17:28

    Hi everyone! :) i suppose i'm too late to ask the awesome lot in ausi how one earth they managed to get a brawn hoody?

    hullo :) I haven't see them about for a while so I think they're sleeping. But it's definitely worth reading through their fun in the thread

  • lou25/03/2010 at 17:34

    hullo :) I haven't see them about for a while so I think they're sleeping. But it's definitely worth reading through their fun in the thread

    hehe i hope spa is half as fun as melbourne is turning out to be :)

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 17:38

    hehe i hope spa is half as fun as melbourne is turning out to be :)

    :(

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 17:38

    :(

    aren't you and nick going?

  • lou25/03/2010 at 17:39

    :(

    don't be sad. you're coming too. ;) just get Nick to take you.

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 17:39

    aren't you and nick going?

    Did I win the lottery then forget all about it?

  • lou25/03/2010 at 17:40

    Did I win the lottery then forget all about it?

    you have to come.. please please please please.. Amy is meant to be winning the lottery soon, i'm sure she would help you out...

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 17:42

    you have to come.. please please please please.. Amy is meant to be winning the lottery soon, i'm sure she would help you out...

    We'll talk about it but it's shockingly expensive!

  • lou25/03/2010 at 17:44

    We'll talk about it but it's shockingly expensive!

    GA tickets are a little cheaper... but yeah they are expensive :(

    @Amy (for when you wake up) - can you please win the lottery soon...

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 17:45

    GA tickets are a little cheaper... but yeah they are expensive :(

    I can afford the holiday or the ticket, not really both :P I could come camping with you guys I guess :D

  • Kathi25/03/2010 at 17:47

    I can afford the holiday or the ticket, not really both :P I could come camping with you guys I guess :D

    it's about €80 for a big tent (with proper beds) for the GP weekend if we find enough people.

  • Chris25/03/2010 at 17:47

    I could come camping with you guys I guess :D

    Do it! As far as I know, there are spaces left. Ask Kathi though!

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 17:48

    Do it! As far as I know, there are spaces left. Ask Kathi though!

    Yeah sorry I wasn't really serious.... If I was going on holiday, a field in Belgium in the most expensive week of the year might not be my pick! :P

  • lou25/03/2010 at 17:49

    Yeah sorry I wasn't really serious.... If I was going on holiday, a field in Belgium in the most expensive week of the year might not be my pick! :P

    you should go to the italian GP... i hear Amy wants people to go. A field in italy may be slightly nicer? ;)

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 17:54

    you should go to the italian GP... i hear Amy wants people to go. A field in italy may be slightly nicer? ;)

    I'd love to go to Italy. Again it's very expensive though :( I can't really afford a big holiday this year at all.

    On a separate note, where is my tea???

  • lou25/03/2010 at 17:55

    I'd love to go to Italy. Again it's very expensive though :( I can't really afford a big holiday this year at all.

    go to silverstone!! :P

    On a separate note, where is my tea???

    i have a cup of tea next to me.. that's mine though :P

  • Alison25/03/2010 at 17:56

    i have a cup of tea next to me.. that's mine though :P

    By this I mean a meal. Before work.... My dad's timekeeping is awful. I think I'll have to leave without it now!

  • Chris25/03/2010 at 17:59

    Just buying my travel insurance for Belgium. £19:61 for 4 days is actually cheaper than I expected!

  • Chris25/03/2010 at 18:01

    Just buying my travel insurance for Belgium. £19:61 for 4 days is actually cheaper than I expected!

    Oh, wait. Just seen the T&C. Might need to pay more because of my asthma. Bother!

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 18:16

    We'll talk about it but it's shockingly expensive!

    GA tickets are a little cheaper... but yeah they are expensive :(

    @Amy (for when you wake up) - can you please win the lottery soon...

    I'm going GA if anyone wants to join me?

  • Christine25/03/2010 at 18:20

    Clearly the best Big Pic ever: http://www.f1minute.com/2010/03/25/delicious/

  • me25/03/2010 at 18:22

    Clearly the best Big Pic ever: http://www.f1m...2010/03/25/delicious/

    clearly!

  • lou25/03/2010 at 18:28

    Clearly the best Big Pic ever: http://www.f1m...2010/03/25/delicious/

    hehehehe

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 19:00

    So a few weeks ago I took a course in the docklands part of town and passed a very interesting mural: 1 2 3

    It's an old TV cartoon that was on when I was a kid. I know what it is, but can you guess?

  • Turkey Machine25/03/2010 at 19:15

    It's an old TV cartoon that was on when I was a kid. I know what it is, but can you guess?

    No. :D

  • Christine25/03/2010 at 19:21

    My mum does make me chuckle.

    http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/03/25/hard-to-imagine/

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 19:22

    My mum does make me chuckle.

    http://smarter...3/25/hard-to-imagine/

    :D

  • Janna25/03/2010 at 19:24

    Hello all, sadly it looks like the rail strike will prevent me from coming to the Sidepodmeetup. Maintenance are out from 6 - 9 April, which could mean that faults may not be rectified so cancelling services, but the problem is the Signallers who are out between 0600 to 1000 and 1800 to 2200 which will prevent me from getting home :(. I'll check at work what services we think will run but I would expect they'll keep the London to Brighton line open but not the suburban service I will need.

  • me25/03/2010 at 19:26

    I'll check at work what services we think will run but I would expect they'll keep the London to Brighton line open but not the suburban service I will need.

    presumably this will effect lou and lukeh. should we reschedule?

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 19:27

    I'll check at work what services we think will run but I would expect they'll keep the London to Brighton line open but not the suburban service I will need.

    presumably this will effect lou and lukeh. should we reschedule?

    :(

    My life is ruined by trains!

  • me25/03/2010 at 19:27

    My life is ruined by trains!

    :cry:

  • me25/03/2010 at 19:27

    My life is ruined by trains!

    when are you next in the country? spa?

  • Jackie25/03/2010 at 19:28

    evening

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 19:28

    My life is ruined by trains!

    :cry:

    It's fine, really. I'll see you all at Spa anyway.

    The whole reason why I am moving to Copenhagen is the crap train service. It's slower and less reliable than HRT - I didn't get home until 7pm tonight ....

  • lou25/03/2010 at 19:28

    presumably this will effect lou and lukeh. should we reschedule?

    ooohh!! goodness... it may do :(

  • me25/03/2010 at 19:29

    evening

    hey jackie.

  • Janna25/03/2010 at 19:29

    presumably this will effect lou and lukeh. should we reschedule?

    The problem is that I can't tell how much support they'll get and so whether this will be the first week of action or a one off. Hopefully, the RMT, TSSA and Network Rail will try to talk again before the strike goes ahead but there's a lot of bad feeling around at the moment.

  • Jackie25/03/2010 at 19:29

    Is everyone well?

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 19:30

    Evening world

  • RG25/03/2010 at 19:30

    My life is ruined by trains!

    Boo :(

    Hey y'all

  • Janna25/03/2010 at 19:31

    Is everyone well?

    Hello Jackie, not too bad thanks. My poorly knee is feeling a bit better. I'm out for my leaving drinks with work tomorrow so will probably be less well come qualifying ;)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 19:31

    My life is ruined by trains!

    when are you next in the country? spa?

    The plan is to fly to Heathrow on Wed 25th Aug, stay over at Chez Bassano, drive to Spa with him and a couple of others, stay in the motorhome, drive back and fly back to Denmark on Tuesday. I have secured a berth in the luxorious and spacious motorhome, Mrs. Goat is getting me a plane ticket this week and I'll have bought my GA ticket by the end of next month...

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 19:31

    Is everyone well?

    Nope. I have a blister on the tip of my tongue and it has been driving me nuts for days. Serves me right for shoveling in food that was too hot.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 19:31

    Is everyone well?

    Nope. I have a blister on the tip of my tongue and it has been driving me nuts for days. Serves me right for shoveling in food that was too hot.

    Ouch!

  • lou25/03/2010 at 19:32

    The problem is that I can't tell how much support they'll get and so whether this will be the first week of action or a one off. Hopefully, the RMT, TSSA and Network Rail will try to talk again before the strike goes ahead but there's a lot of bad feeling around at the moment.

    i only need one of the main train lines to the south east.. maybe they'll make sure that will be okay... however if it's only during those times i can go up to london after 11... and go back after 10pm.. that's not a problem for me. Maybe for Lukeh though cause it's a little further away..

  • Turkey Machine25/03/2010 at 19:32

    Hold up, there's a Sidepodmeetup? /me goes to check the wiki....

  • Jackie25/03/2010 at 19:32

    Ouch!

    I hate that, its like when you've been to the dentist and had your teeth scaled and polished

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 19:32

    On a more positive note it seems like I am writing Mark Hughes's column again. He has decided that we have to ban downforce because downforce ruins racing.

  • me25/03/2010 at 19:32

    Hold up, there's a Sidepodmeetup? /me goes to check the wiki....

    ummm, no. not if we can't get there.

  • me25/03/2010 at 19:33

    On a more positive note it seems like I am writing Mark Hughes's column again. He has decided that we have to ban downforce because downforce ruins racing.

    :)

  • Jackie25/03/2010 at 19:33

    Talking of meetups, is there one planned for Goodwood FOS?

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 19:33

    I hate that, its like when you've been to the dentist and had your teeth scaled and polished

    It's amazing how many different things cause pain. Touching my teeth hurts, speaking hurts, lettuce and Danish pastries are agony.

  • Turkey Machine25/03/2010 at 19:33

    ummm, no. not if we can't get there.

    Don't kibosh my ambitions already.

    POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

    Or to the trains, whichever works best...

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 19:34

    Thursdays are rubbish :( :(

    I mean I have had a really stupid day - this is the icing on a foul cake, as a wise man once said...

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 19:34

    Talking of meetups, is there one planned for Goodwood FOS?

    I think planned is probably pushing it. One will happen there but I don't think anything close to planning has been done yet

  • Janna25/03/2010 at 19:34

    I think planned is probably pushing it. One will happen there but I don't think anything close to planning has been done yet

    :lol:

  • Chris25/03/2010 at 19:35

    I think planned is probably pushing it. One will happen there but I don't think anything close to planning has been done yet

    I'll be there for a few days as well

  • lou25/03/2010 at 19:35

    Talking of meetups, is there one planned for Goodwood FOS?

    i'm going to goodwood! it would feel wrong to miss it... specially as Jenson will be there *ehem*.

  • Jackie25/03/2010 at 19:35

    Thursdays are rubbish :( :(

    I don't mind thursdays its one day closer to the weekend and some time off work

  • lou25/03/2010 at 19:36

    I think planned is probably pushing it. One will happen there but I don't think anything close to planning has been done yet

    no doubt we'll either arrange it closer to the time, or a group of us will happen to bump into each other :)

  • me25/03/2010 at 19:36

    Talking of meetups, is there one planned for Goodwood FOS?

    it's march!

  • Chris25/03/2010 at 19:36

    Talking of meetups, is there one planned for Goodwood FOS?

    i'm going to goodwood! it would feel wrong to miss it... specially as Jenson will be there *ehem*.

    Seeing how..."successful"... you were at getting photos of Jenson, I'd have been surprised if you couldn't make it!

  • me25/03/2010 at 19:36

    POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

    Or to the trains, whichever works best...

    :)

  • Turkey Machine25/03/2010 at 19:36

    it's march!

    Lord March...

  • Jackie25/03/2010 at 19:36

    no doubt we'll either arrange it closer to the time, or a group of us will happen to bump into each other :)

    I've never been and I'd like to go, but probably just for the one day

  • me25/03/2010 at 19:37

    Lord March...

    hehehe

  • Jackie25/03/2010 at 19:37

    Lord March...

    isn't he thr guy who does the safari park?

  • Chris25/03/2010 at 19:37

    or a group of us will happen to bump into each other :)

    As far as I can tell, that's usually what happens! :)

  • lou25/03/2010 at 19:37

    Seeing how..."successful"... you were at getting photos of Jenson, I'd have been surprised if you couldn't make it!

    heheheh the man followed me around goodwood i tell you.... plus i've had a conversation with him.. now.. i think i want a photo. best place to do that is Goodwood... :)

  • Kathi25/03/2010 at 19:37

    luxorious and spacious motorhome

    we never promised spacious :D

  • Janna25/03/2010 at 19:38

    I mean I have had a really stupid day - this is the icing on a foul cake, as a wise man once said...

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Unfortunately, these are disputes that have been on the cards for some time. It's difficult to explain but there are actually 4 different disputes that the unions have co-ordinated to give the most impact.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 19:38

    luxorious and spacious motorhome

    we never promised spacious :D

    Damnit, got it wrong again! ;)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 19:39

    I mean I have had a really stupid day - this is the icing on a foul cake, as a wise man once said...

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Unfortunately, these are disputes that have been on the cards for some time. It's difficult to explain but there are actually 4 different disputes that the unions have co-ordinated to give the most impact.

    No, it's ok - it's better this way anyway. I hope the Stansted and Gatwick Express trains aren't affected...

  • Janna25/03/2010 at 19:39

    On a happier note, although I live in West Sussex I've only been to Goodwood once. I'd really like to go this year, a meet up would be fantastic

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 19:39

    isn't he thr guy who does the safari park?

    He is Bath not March

  • Jackie25/03/2010 at 19:39

    Lovely photo Amy got of Heikki this morning

  • Jackie25/03/2010 at 19:39

    He is Bath not March

    oops!

  • Turkey Machine25/03/2010 at 19:39

    I'm about to add myself to the meetup list in April. Now have to book time off work. Whole day?

  • me25/03/2010 at 19:40

    I'm about to add myself to the meetup list in April. Now have to book time off work. Whole day?

    and the next day for hangovers. we may not be able to make it though, so maybe hold fire? up to you of course. giggles etc shouldn't be affected.

  • Turkey Machine25/03/2010 at 19:41

    and the next day for hangovers. we may not be able to make it though, so maybe hold fire? up to you of course. giggles etc shouldn't be affected.

    I'm sure me and Giggles could drink til the hangover dawns.

    What's the issue re: not able to make it?

  • Chris25/03/2010 at 19:42

    What's the issue re: not able to make it?

    Train strike :(

  • Turkey Machine25/03/2010 at 19:42

    and the next day for hangovers

    :D

    I'll think about it....

  • me25/03/2010 at 19:43

    Train strike :(

    will it cause probs with the tubes too out of interest?

  • Turkey Machine25/03/2010 at 19:44

    Train strike :(

    RMT thing?!

    I live out in the sticks anyway (who knows where Lowestoft is? No? Told ya!), so if I'm late I'll just bill NXEA who will probably bill Network Rail who will probably bill the RMT for the time lost.

  • Turkey Machine25/03/2010 at 19:44

    will it cause probs with the tubes too out of interest?

    Don't know, but can find out. Wait 5.

  • Chris25/03/2010 at 19:45

    will it cause probs with the tubes too out of interest?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8586422.stm

    Don't think so, just the main railways

  • Janna25/03/2010 at 19:46

    will it cause probs with the tubes too out of interest?

    This dispute is with Network Rail and the RMT and TSSA unions so it will not affect the tubes. BUT the RMT ballot for staff employed by London Underground closed today. If they get a mandate there will also be tube strikes at some point,

  • Chris25/03/2010 at 19:46

    Right, I gtg. Off to the cinema to see that Jim Carrey movie. See you guys later!

  • Janna25/03/2010 at 19:47

    This dispute is with Network Rail and the RMT and TSSA unions so it will not affect the tubes. BUT the RMT ballot for staff employed by London Underground closed today. If they get a mandate there will also be tube strikes at some point,

    Sorry, got that wrong, the deadline of today is for TFL to change their mind on staff cuts or the RMT will ballot but it could still mean tube strikes.

  • Turkey Machine25/03/2010 at 19:48

    will it cause probs with the tubes too out of interest?

    http://news.bb...k/1/hi/uk/8586422.stm

    Don't think so, just the main railways

    ^^^^^^^^

    What he said. Nothing on TFL's website to suggest it will impact, except the overground rail network, i.e. London Overground. Tube seems exempt from the dates.

  • Janna25/03/2010 at 19:49

    RMT News which gives details on strike action and ballots is here.

  • lou25/03/2010 at 19:55

    ALISONNNN!!!!!!! - I think you may like this... - http://twitpic.com/1ava09

  • Turkey Machine25/03/2010 at 19:59

    ALISONNNN!!!!!!! - I think you may like this... - http://twitpic.com/1ava09

    :D :D :D

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 19:59

    ALISONNNN!!!!!!! - I think you may like this... - http://twitpic.com/1ava09

    F-Duck. Seems like a great idea

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 20:03

    ALISONNNN!!!!!!! - I think you may like this... - http://twitpic.com/1ava09

    Tweet of the week!

  • lou25/03/2010 at 20:24

    quick question to anyone about.. i have a university interview and this university is asking for a record of achievement.. is that like exam results? cause they are also asking for my most recent report too. (demanding stupid university course - you wouldn't believe it's for a foundation course tbh!)

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 20:29

    quick question to anyone about.. i have a university interview and this university is asking for a record of achievement.. is that like exam results? cause they are also asking for my most recent report too. (demanding stupid university course - you wouldn't believe it's for a foundation course tbh!)

    Yeah, examiniation results slips, certificates, etc.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 20:29

    quick question to anyone about.. i have a university interview and this university is asking for a record of achievement.. is that like exam results? cause they are also asking for my most recent report too. (demanding stupid university course - you wouldn't believe it's for a foundation course tbh!)

    Sounds like exam results etc. You really need to get someone who is more familiar with uni forms than me like Jon or Alison but since you are looking at photography/design type stuff it might be a good idea to mention anything outside school like getting second in the design Jenson a helmet competition or any other awards. But get someone who knows what they are talking about to back this up before you do it

  • lou25/03/2010 at 20:30

    Yeah, examiniation results slips, certificates, etc.

    Falmouth, one of the leading art unis didn't want this much from me... uni of kent want sooo much.. i think everything is against me going to uni.. or at least they are determined to make it as hard for me as possible..

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 20:32

    Falmouth, one of the leading art unis didn't want this much from me... uni of kent want sooo much.. i think everything is against me going to uni.. or at least they are determined to make it as hard for me as possible..

    That's odd... for me the first requirement for all of my interviews was a record of achievement. Seems strange that falmouth wouldn't want one but university of kent might for a foundation course but I suppose that's the inconsistent nature of universities.

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 20:32

    hey peeps!

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 20:32

    hey peeps!

    Hiya rocket

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 20:33

    Falmouth, one of the leading art unis didn't want this much from me... uni of kent want sooo much.. i think everything is against me going to uni.. or at least they are determined to make it as hard for me as possible..

    From my experience of academics and universities they just don't want to be responsible for anything so they want you to do all this so that they can prove to their boss that they got the best people they could. Don't think they are being awkawrd to you. It is just how they are and everyone else is going through this as well.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 20:33

    hey peeps!

    Hiya :)

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 20:33

    hey peeps!

    Hi

  • lou25/03/2010 at 20:33

    That's odd... for me the first requirement for all of my interviews was a record of achievement. Seems strange that falmouth wouldn't want one but university of kent might for a foundation course but I suppose that's the inconsistent nature of universities.

    none of my friends needed any for their art courses... it makes no sense.. i'm applying for a photography degree.. not history.. they should have references etc in my ucas application :s ah well..

  • lou25/03/2010 at 20:34

    hey peeps!

    heya

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 20:34

    quick question to anyone about.. i have a university interview and this university is asking for a record of achievement.. is that like exam results? cause they are also asking for my most recent report too. (demanding stupid university course - you wouldn't believe it's for a foundation course tbh!)

    did you get a record of achievement folder when you left school? we had this red folder which contained our exam certificates and reports etc, then it had space to add a level results and stuff

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 20:34

    Formula One not boring, insists incredibly interesting German

    Warning, mildly naughty words, but it's too funny not to post ;)

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 20:34

    did you get a record of achievement folder when you left school? we had this red folder which contained our exam certificates and reports etc, then it had space to add a level results and stuff

    Thats what I had :)

  • lou25/03/2010 at 20:37

    did you get a record of achievement folder when you left school? we had this red folder which contained our exam certificates and reports etc, then it had space to add a level results and stuff

    i haven't left school yet.. i only have my exam certificates from GCSEs i'll get my Alevel certs all at once i think...luckily dad keeps all the certificates i get in a folder so they should be easy to find. I kinda wish all unis would want the same thing.. it would make having an interview each week much less stressful.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 20:40

    Formula One not boring, insists incredibly interesting German

    Warning, mildly naughty words, but it's too funny not to post ;)

    ark Hughes in his AUTOSPORT mentioned some of the fake ways people have suggested to create position changes. Apparently there are people in F1 who want to introduce something calle "right to line" where if a driver can stay within a second of the car in front for three laps the leaing driver has to move over and give him the position. That is even worse than short cuts. If they want to make changes why not ban the one move rule.

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 20:41

    i haven't left school yet.. i only have my exam certificates from GCSEs i'll get my Alevel certs all at once i think...luckily dad keeps all the certificates i get in a folder so they should be easy to find. I kinda wish all unis would want the same thing.. it would make having an interview each week much less stressful.

    ah - are you doing you a levels at your school? we never had that facility so we were given the record of achievement folder when we left school. just your certificates and reports will be ok then i imagine

  • lou25/03/2010 at 20:43

    ah - are you doing you a levels at your school? we never had that facility so we were given the record of achievement folder when we left school. just your certificates and reports will be ok then i imagine

    well i got my end of term report yesterday.. so i'm thinking that must be recent enough for them. I think having had negative responses from the other unis last week may have lowered my confidence a bit. i'm so nervous i feel a little ill... again. grr.

  • Janna25/03/2010 at 20:44

    lou, is it University of Kent at Canterbury or one of the other campuses?

  • lou25/03/2010 at 20:44

    lou, is it University of Kent at Canterbury or one of the other campuses?

    one of the other campuses sadly.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 20:45

    well i got my end of term report yesterday.. so i'm thinking that must be recent enough for them. I think having had negative responses from the other unis last week may have lowered my confidence a bit. i'm so nervous i feel a little ill... again. grr.

    You really hae to try not to let it get to you. Don't be nervous about it. It will work out OK

  • lou25/03/2010 at 20:47

    You really hae to try not to let it get to you. Don't be nervous about it. It will work out OK

    i get really sensitive about this kinda thing though.. i shouldn't let it bother me, and sometimes i can just brush it off, but it really took alot of effort to pick up a camera the other day to try again. I need to be thicker skinned, i'll need to be okay with rejection.. i'm not going to succeed otherwise, must keep trying. :)

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 20:53

    i get really sensitive about this kinda thing though.. i shouldn't let it bother me, and sometimes i can just brush it off, but it really took alot of effort to pick up a camera the other day to try again. I need to be thicker skinned, i'll need to be okay with rejection.. i'm not going to succeed otherwise, must keep trying.

    photography is a tough old industry and very subjective - not everyone will like your work but plenty that will - you'll need a tough skin

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 20:53

    i get really sensitive about this kinda thing though.. i shouldn't let it bother me, and sometimes i can just brush it off, but it really took alot of effort to pick up a camera the other day to try again. I need to be thicker skinned, i'll need to be okay with rejection.. i'm not going to succeed otherwise, must keep trying. :)

    You will evelop a thicker skin. It is just something that happens but if you do photography professionally you can bet that some people are going to be critical of some of your work. If you are getting wound up about stuff pick up your camera and concentrate on that an you will forget about what is worrying you.

    How are the smoke pics going?

  • lou25/03/2010 at 21:00

    How are the smoke pics going?

    i'm just about to try take some more actually. wish me luck :)

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 21:01

    i'm just about to try take some more actually. wish me luck

    good luck :D

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 21:01

    i'm just about to try take some more actually. wish me luck :)

    Goo luck. You will get there.

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 21:02

    i'm just about to try take some more actually. wish me luck :)

    good luck!

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 21:03

    Goo luck. You will get there.

    I think my d key is on the way out. I keep getting missing ds

  • Janna25/03/2010 at 21:04

    Best off to bed, 'night all. Am going to try & make one of the practice sessions tomorrow, we shall see.

    lou, thinking happy thoughts for you :)

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 21:04

    Best off to bed, 'night all. Am going to try & make one of the practice sessions tomorrow, we shall see.

    Good night

  • RubberGoat25/03/2010 at 21:09

    Good luck Lou!

    And night everybody!

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 21:39

    Hehehe, a Dutch friend has just told me of this about the news following Bahrain in the Netherlands

    F1 was the second big topic on tonight's Dutch 8 o'clock news . Well, i say F1, i mean Michael Schumacher, they had actually send a journalist to where Schumacher was born and interviewed some die hard Schumi fans who were all watching the race in a bar. "I once had the pleasure of shaking his hand and he is actually a very normal guy!" (but in German). WTF. And nothing about Bahrein or the fact Alonso won.

    :D

  • me25/03/2010 at 21:50

    Hehehe, a Dutch friend has just told me of this about the news following Bahrain in the Netherlands

    he's a popular guy.

    lord knows why.

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 21:51

    lord knows why.

    Must be something about the handshake

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 21:55

    Morning all. I am awake and have finally started getting nervous about this interview :(

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 21:56

    Morning all. I am awake and have finally started getting nervous about this interview :(

    Hiya amy. Reading about your activities from yesterday for you was awesome! Yay for heikki and the flag!

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 21:58

    Morning all. I am awake and have finally started getting nervous about this interview :(

    You will be fine. Worst they can do is put you back on your old job.

  • lou25/03/2010 at 21:58

    Morning all. I am awake and have finally started getting nervous about this interview :(

    Best of luck Amy, just be yourself and they'll love you :)

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 22:01

    Where did this come from? Bernie wants a race in New York for 2012

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82366

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 22:01

    Morning all. I am awake and have finally started getting nervous about this interview

    hey amy, good luck for your interview

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 22:04

    Where did this come from? Bernie wants a race in New York for 2012

    Bull*****. Bernie has wanted a race in New York for ages. He ain't having one. No way, no how, never.

    He is just using this to pressure other races to bump up the money. Give it two or three months and he will be spinning Petrov and Lada into the 99th variation of a Russian GP to happen in three years time.

  • Paul25/03/2010 at 22:05

    Day two. Breakfast is not as good today. Having toast at the hotel. We get to see F1 today :D

  • Turkey Machine25/03/2010 at 22:11

    Woah! Blog update!!! Australian Grand Prix time - http://bit.ly/93YwNe

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 22:13

    thank you for the good lucks people :D I feel hungover and I didn't drink anything yesterday. I guess standing in a line for 6 hours in 31 degree heat is sneakily dehydrating.

  • me25/03/2010 at 22:15

    Day two. Breakfast is not as good today. Having toast at the hotel. We get to see F1 today :D

    ooh, you need a new breakout.

  • Christine25/03/2010 at 22:26

    PING: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/25/from-the-frontline-friday-in-melbourne/

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 22:32

    i have a university interview and this university is asking for a record of achievement.. is that like exam results? {Comment #362}

    My National Record of Achievement (as it's formally known) is an A4 folder with a red marbled-effect cover which I got at the end of Year 9 out of the school recycling system. There is a series of sturdy secured plastic pockets in it, which are supposed to be a list of everywhere you've worked (if relevant), a personal statement, an individual action plan, your qualification certificates, results slips (for qualifications where you don't have a certificate yet) and proof of any really unusual other things you want to use in support of your application. NCVQ issue the folders, but if you didn't receive one at school, a sturdy A4 ring-binder that closes flat and has the all or most of the above items in clean plastic pockets should suffice. Unfortunately I do not know the university well enough to say which items would definitely be safe to skip, except that the certificates are definitely going to be necessary.

    In practise, I've ended up taking out most of those things to make enough space for the certificates, results slips and proof of unusual other activities. However, I leave one pocket for things relating to whatever interview is going to see the NRA and use the inside back cover pocket for multiple copies of CVs. It is surprising how many employers find the NRA a surprising thing to see with an applicant considering that the scheme has been going since at least 1999 and was designed for the benefit of employers as well as academia.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 22:34

    Has anyone mentioned Sauber's F duct?

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82346

  • me25/03/2010 at 22:35

    Has anyone mentioned Sauber's F duct?

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/82346

    i'm so dumb, i hadn't connected pdlr. he probably single-handedly developed mclaren's.

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 22:35

    That's odd... for me the first requirement for all of my interviews was a record of achievement. Seems strange that falmouth wouldn't want one but university of kent might for a foundation course but I suppose that's the inconsistent nature of universities. {Comment #366}

    Not every academic establishment expects a Record of Achievement specifically because some are used to dealing with students above the age of about 27 (who won't have one - at least not one in that scheme - and might be confused by mention of one) and some simply ask for the information that might be found in a Record of Achievement directly without worrying overmuch about the format.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 22:38

    i'm so dumb, i hadn't connected pdlr. he probably single-handedly developed mclaren's.

    I just can't figure out how th driver is meant to work it unless he sticks his hand out of the cockpit.

  • lou25/03/2010 at 22:38

    oooopppss!! wrong thread! soorryy!!

    russell howard's good news programme is on now..

    *runs away from mr and mrs c* sorry!

  • me25/03/2010 at 22:40

    I just can't figure out how th driver is meant to work it unless he sticks his hand out of the cockpit.

    my guess... the knee thing is bunkum. could a flap be forced open when under a certain amount of pressure / at a certain speed?

    whitmarsh was way too open about the knee thing, and it would explain why it isn't driver assisted aero.

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2010 at 22:40

    Where did this come from? Bernie wants a race in New York for 2012 {Comment #402}

    He's wanted one for at least 10 years. There is quite a difference between wanting and having.

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 22:40

    oooopppss!! wrong thread! soorryy!!

    :D

    russell howard's good news programme is on now..

    i'm recording it

  • me25/03/2010 at 22:41

    *runs away from mr and mrs c* sorry!

    chases....

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 22:41

    russell howard's good news programme is on now..

    We will be there next week!

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 22:42

    my guess... the knee thing is bunkum. could a flap be forced open when under a certain amount of pressure / at a certain speed?

    That would be a moveable aero device and definitely illegal.

    whitmarsh was way too open about the knee thing, and it would explain why it isn't driver assisted aero.

    We are talking about Blabbermarsh. The man can't keep a secret

  • me25/03/2010 at 22:43

    That would be a moveable aero device and definitely illegal.

    ahh. bugger.

    We are talking about Blabbermarsh. The man can't keep a secret

    if anyone knows how it works, it'll be pdlr. i can't be a coincidence that the poorest team on the grid are the first to follow up on this device.

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 22:46

    if anyone knows how it works, it'll be pdlr. i can't be a coincidence that the poorest team on the grid are the first to follow up on this device.

    i totally agree - they had this lined up and waited for mclaren to test the water with it

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 22:46

    if anyone knows how it works, it'll be pdlr. i can't be a coincidence that the poorest team on the grid are the first to follow up on this device.

    I still can't see how the Sauber system can work. The driver sticking his arm out without the duct would probably stall the wing. My instant reaction is the duct is as bogus as their testing pace.

  • RG25/03/2010 at 22:46

    if anyone knows how it works, it'll be pdlr. i can't be a coincidence that the poorest team on the grid are the first to follow up on this device.

    Hold on, hold on. I agree with most things you said, but poorest?!

  • me25/03/2010 at 22:46

    I still can't see how the Sauber system can work. The driver sticking his arm out without the duct would probably stall the wing. My instant reaction is the duct is as bogus as their testing pace.

    could also be that.

  • lou25/03/2010 at 22:47

    We will be there next week!

    we'll be watching the one we saw this time next week ;)

  • me25/03/2010 at 22:47

    Hold on, hold on. I agree with most things you said, but poorest?!

    ...least sponsored? did mean it like that, just mean "no-where near the top".

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 22:48

    we'll be watching the one we saw this time next week ;)

    Oops, that makes more sense

    #tiredlukeh

  • RG25/03/2010 at 22:48

    ...least sponsored? did mean it like that, just mean "no-where near the top".

    nowhere near the top?!! We just had one bad race.

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2010 at 22:48

    Evening everyone :)

  • me25/03/2010 at 22:49

    Evening everyone :)

    hey alex.

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2010 at 22:50

    Evening everyone :)

    just popping in quickly to say hello.

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 22:50

    Evening everyone

    evening

  • me25/03/2010 at 22:51

    nowhere near the top?!! We just had one bad race.

    true. but last year mclaren hauled a poor car to the front of the grid. bmw sauber didn't develop much at all.

    i can't see how they'd be leading an aero device arms race, over say ferrari / newey / williams / mercedes.

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2010 at 22:51

    If anyone spots me tomorrow morning remind me to open the pole poll to votes.

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 22:51

    I think Im going to be late. Not a good start.

  • me25/03/2010 at 22:52

    If anyone spots me tomorrow morning remind me to open the pole poll to votes.

    you around for fp1/2?

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2010 at 22:54

    you around for fp1/2?

    I would ask when it is but I'll check the post. Don't want to open the bst thing again :)

  • me25/03/2010 at 22:55

    I would ask when it is but I'll check the post. Don't want to open the bst thing again :)

    hehehe.

  • me25/03/2010 at 22:55

    I would ask when it is but I'll check the post. Don't want to open the bst thing again :)

    we're sticking with BST now, cause i'm not wasting 16hrs of work over nothing :)

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 22:55

    I am going to cry. Where is a tram when you need one! I am meant to be there now :(

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 22:56

    Evening everyone :)

    Hello. How's the extra arm working out?

  • lou25/03/2010 at 22:56

    I am going to cry. Where is a tram when you need one! I am meant to be there now :(

    i'm sure it will be okay. Have you rung them to explain that you will be late?

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2010 at 22:57

    Right must dash.

    Don't stay up too late and get sick Mr C!

  • me25/03/2010 at 22:58

    Don't stay up too late and get sick Mr C!

    :)

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 22:58

    Right must dash.

    bye

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 22:58

    I am on the tram! Need to make 2 stops in 2 minutes

  • me25/03/2010 at 22:59

    I am on the tram! Need to make 2 stops in 2 minutes

    on the busiest weekend of the year?

  • paul25/03/2010 at 23:04

    Sitting at a coffee shop. Where are the real fans? These people know nothing!

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 23:07

    Sitting at a coffee shop. Where are the real fans? These people know nothing!

    :D

  • paul25/03/2010 at 23:09

    Maybe I should not be listening in :-)

  • Lukeh25/03/2010 at 23:13

    I'm gonna head off, have to get up for work anyways so I'll be up for FP2. See you guys then, enjoy FP1 :)

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:13

    I'm gonna head off, have to get up for work anyways so I'll be up for FP2. See you guys then, enjoy FP1 :)

    Night Lukeh

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 23:15

    I'm gonna head off, have to get up for work anyways so I'll be up for FP2. See you guys then, enjoy FP1

    night lukeh

  • lou25/03/2010 at 23:15

    I'm gonna head off, have to get up for work anyways so I'll be up for FP2. See you guys then, enjoy FP1

    night!

  • me25/03/2010 at 23:16

    I'm gonna head off, have to get up for work anyways so I'll be up for FP2. See you guys then, enjoy FP1

    night chap.

    i ought to stop drinking. christine's left me in charge of the FBFB.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:17

    i ought to stop drinking. christine's left me in charge of the FBFB.

    Drunk FBF would be interesting

  • me25/03/2010 at 23:18

    Drunk FBF would be interesting

    i can't type at the best of times.

  • lou25/03/2010 at 23:18

    i ought to stop drinking. christine's left me in charge of the FBFB.

    no no... keep drinking.. it could turn the FBFB up to 11 ;)

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:20

    no no... keep drinking.. it could turn the FBFB up to 11 ;)

    I like Lou being a bad infulence. Bassano would be so proud.

  • me25/03/2010 at 23:21

    no no... keep drinking.. it could turn the FBFB up to 11 ;)

    I like Lou being a bad infulence. Bassano would be so proud.

    :)

  • paul25/03/2010 at 23:21

    Danni is on the ball. I hate waiting in queues

  • lou25/03/2010 at 23:22

    I like Lou being a bad infulence. Bassano would be so proud.

    i've been spending far too much time with Emily lol :D

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 23:22

    oops sorryt wrong thread! *runs*

  • lou25/03/2010 at 23:24

    oops sorryt wrong thread! *runs*

    hehehehehe *offers hiding place* ;)

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:25

    i've been spending far too much time with Emily lol :D

    :D

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 23:25

    hehehehehe *offers hiding place*

    thanks;)

  • paul25/03/2010 at 23:26

    Way to get special treatment: have kids. With you

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 23:27

    Way to get special treatment: have kids. With you

    huh?

  • me25/03/2010 at 23:28

    *hi scarbs* (again)

    Sauber: one idea how their sidepod mounted version of McLarens F-duct might work.

    http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/sauber-f-duct-detail/

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:30

    *hi scarbs* (again)

    He is putting up more posts than Christine this week

  • me25/03/2010 at 23:31

    He is putting up more posts than Christine this week

    "This could be done purely by the airflow being overcome by the drag creating inside the tortuous duct and hence cutting off the flow above a certain airspeed."

    that was kinda what i meant, although clearly i have no idea what i'm talking about :)

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:33

    that was kinda what i meant, although clearly i have no idea what i'm talking about :)

    In effect it is using the corners in its path as a flap or throttle.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:38

    The FIA need to put a stop to this nonsense. Putting all that weight in the nose is ridiculous and makes any impact from the nose into another car a lot worse than otherwise.

    http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/front-wing-ballast/

  • me25/03/2010 at 23:41

    The FIA need to put a stop to this nonsense. Putting all that weight in the nose is ridiculous and makes any impact from the nose into another car a lot worse than otherwise.

    agreed. i thought the fuel tank was meant to cancel the need this year?

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:44

    agreed. i thought the fuel tank was meant to cancel the need this year?

    I don't think the fuel tank affects it but the narrower tyres mean that they need to move a lot less weight forward.

  • me25/03/2010 at 23:45

    I don't think the fuel tank affects it but the narrower tyres mean that they need to move a lot less weight forward.

    but rubens says they suck: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82350

    "I can only say from what I saw inside, which is that it's very dodgy to follow a car because you don't have front tyres capable of maintaining the car on the road."

  • Jim Newman25/03/2010 at 23:48

    Evening SPC =)

  • me25/03/2010 at 23:49

    Evening SPC =)

    hey jim. you still blocked at work?

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 23:49

    Ooh i did not enjoy that! a dew of my answers were goodb some were awful. Oh well, off to the track now!

  • Jim Newman25/03/2010 at 23:49

    hey jim. you still blocked at work?

    Yea, looks to stay that way too. Our facility became secure this week and I cant bring my phone or laptop in either =/

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 23:50

    i would dearly love to stay up and watch FP1 with you guys but I have an unwell little boy who needs my full attention when he wakes up in the morning - and I can't do that on a few hours sleep - must go to bed :)

  • me25/03/2010 at 23:51

    i would dearly love to stay up and watch FP1 with you guys but I have an unwell little boy who needs my full attention when he wakes up in the morning - and I can't do that on a few hours sleep - must go to bed :)

    night rocket. if you wake up early, we'll be here.

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 23:51

    Ooh i did not enjoy that! a dew of my answers were goodb some were awful. Oh well, off to the track now!

    forget about it and have a good day :)

  • Jim Newman25/03/2010 at 23:51

    I cant even surf other F1 sites either. Just work stuff unfortunately.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:51

    but rubens says they suck: http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/82350

    Someone mentioned that in AUTOSPORT. Maybe it was in my column. Sorry Mark Hughes's column. The difference in contact patch is not that much but the drivers will feel any difference.

  • lou25/03/2010 at 23:51

    i would dearly love to stay up and watch FP1 with you guys but I have an unwell little boy who needs my full attention when he wakes up in the morning - and I can't do that on a few hours sleep - must go to bed :)

    night!!

  • RocketRedhead25/03/2010 at 23:51

    night rocket. if you wake up early, we'll be here.

    thanks ;)

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:51

    Evening SPC =)

    Hi Jim

  • Jim Newman25/03/2010 at 23:51

    Night RR =)

  • Jim Newman25/03/2010 at 23:52

    Hi Jim

    Heya Steven

  • lou25/03/2010 at 23:52

    I'm debating what to do about FP1 &2.. i have a really busy day tomorrow with x2 birthday meals to go to and a uni interview. I think i may try and wake up for FP2 and then stay up from 5 (or whenever it starts).. rather than sleeping now, watching FP1 and then only getting a few hours sleep until FP2.... although i suppose that may mean i miss Ant... hmmmm...

  • me25/03/2010 at 23:52

    Someone mentioned that in AUTOSPORT. Maybe it was in my column. Sorry Mark Hughes's column. The difference in contact patch is not that much but the drivers will feel any difference.

    :)

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:52

    Ooh i did not enjoy that! a dew of my answers were goodb some were awful. Oh well, off to the track now!

    That was a quick interview. Everyone gives some dodgy answers at interviews

  • Jim Newman25/03/2010 at 23:52

    I totally spaced. practice is today huh? Man, I'm very out of the loop.

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 23:52

    I like Lou being a bad infulence. Bassano would be so proud.

    Ping!

    Evening all

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:52

    i would dearly love to stay up and watch FP1 with you guys but I have an unwell little boy who needs my full attention when he wakes up in the morning - and I can't do that on a few hours sleep - must go to bed :)

    Good night

  • Jim Newman25/03/2010 at 23:53

    I read after I got off work and saw that sauber has the snorkle now too. Maybe it'll give them the speed we thought they had during pre-season testing.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:54

    I'm debating what to do about FP1 &2.. i have a really busy day tomorrow with x2 birthday meals to go to and a uni interview. I think i may try and wake up for FP2 and then stay up from 5 (or whenever it starts).. rather than sleeping now, watching FP1 and then only getting a few hours sleep until FP2.... although i suppose that may mean i miss Ant... hmmmm...

    Your uni interview is the most important thing so you have to work round that

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:54

    Evening all

    Hello

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:55

    I read after I got off work and saw that sauber has the snorkle now too. Maybe it'll give them the speed we thought they had during pre-season testing.

    It's a bit different. Scarbs has two articles on it

    http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/

  • me25/03/2010 at 23:55

    Evening all

    sir

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 23:55

    I have a confession to make, I think boring F1 is all my fault :(

  • Jim Newman25/03/2010 at 23:55

    It's a bit different. Scarbs has two articles on it

    Scoping now

  • Amy25/03/2010 at 23:56

    The last question in my interview was "what is the best corner to get a good view of the cars?"

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 23:56

    I have a confession to make, I think boring F1 is all my fault :(

    For the last two races I have been out of the country and they have both been boring as hell!

    Travelling is bad for F1

  • lou25/03/2010 at 23:56

    Your uni interview is the most important thing so you have to work round that

    I'm thinking sleep, then wake up for FP2.. so i can finish off preparing all this lot. night all see you at 5:30! I hope you manage to get a 5live shout out ;) xx

  • me25/03/2010 at 23:56

    I have a confession to make, I think boring F1 is all my fault :(

    you suggested they ban pitstops?

  • me25/03/2010 at 23:57

    I'm thinking sleep, then wake up for FP2.. so i can finish off preparing all this lot. night all see you at 5:30! I hope you manage to get a 5live shout out ;) xx

    ooh, are we doing shoutouts? we should, i forgot last race.

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 23:57

    you suggested they ban pitstops?

    Technically, Pitstops aren't banned

    #pedantic

  • Jim Newman25/03/2010 at 23:57

    I have a confession to make, I think boring F1 is all my fault :(

    Bassano is the reason cars cant overtake? =(

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 23:58

    Bassano is the reason cars cant overtake? =(

    I really am a bad influence :)

  • me25/03/2010 at 23:58

    claire is on a twitpiccing mission: http://twitter.com/ClaireVWilliams/

  • Jim Newman25/03/2010 at 23:58

    I really am a bad influence :)

    I knew that stuff about "dirty air" was rubbish!

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:58

    The last question in my interview was "what is the best corner to get a good view of the cars?"

    You created a good impression or they wouldn't have asked that

  • me25/03/2010 at 23:58

    Technically, Pitstops aren't banned

    #pedantic

    they may as well be for all the frikin use they are :)

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:59

    For the last two races I have been out of the country and they have both been boring as hell!

    Travelling is bad for F1

    Is it a good idea to say that if you want people to go to Spa?

  • Steven Roy25/03/2010 at 23:59

    I'm thinking sleep, then wake up for FP2.. so i can finish off preparing all this lot. night all see you at 5:30! I hope you manage to get a 5live shout out ;) xx

    Good night then

  • Bassano25/03/2010 at 23:59

    they may as well be for all the frikin use they are :)

    The tyres would be in a right ol' state if they weren't allowed

  • Jim Newman25/03/2010 at 23:59

    they may as well be for all the frikin use they are :)

    Rubens had a good point today during a Q&A. He said that perhaps a mandatory number of laps should be done on some tires.

  • me26/03/2010 at 00:00

    The tyres would be in a right ol' state if they weren't allowed

    worked in '05.

    ...cept for schumi.

  • Steven Roy26/03/2010 at 00:00

    I really am a bad influence :)

    You need to get the drivers drunk just before the race

  • Bassano26/03/2010 at 00:00

    claire is on a twitpiccing mission: http://twitter.com/ClaireVWilliams/

    I'm trying out the twitter photos only app Photo Nest for this reason

    Seems ok so far

  • Bassano26/03/2010 at 00:01

    Is it a good idea to say that if you want people to go to Spa?

    I'm hoping if I'm at the race itself, the effects will cancel out

    Who knows what'll happen

  • Steven Roy26/03/2010 at 00:01

    Rubens had a good point today during a Q&A. He said that perhaps a mandatory number of laps should be done on some tires.

    Please no. That is too fake.

  • Bassano26/03/2010 at 00:01

    Rubens had a good point today during a Q&A. He said that perhaps a mandatory number of laps should be done on some tires.

    No more conditions!

  • Jim Newman26/03/2010 at 00:01

    Please no. That is too fake.

    It'd cause mismatches though. Mismatches are what creates overtaking.

  • Jim Newman26/03/2010 at 00:02

    No more conditions!

    You almost need something though. The way Q3 is, the fastest cars are almost going to be in a row from fastest to slowest on the front portion of the grid.

  • me26/03/2010 at 00:02

    didn't realise louise was still doing trackside tv this year:

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13247352

  • Bassano26/03/2010 at 00:03

    I like Lou being a bad infulence. Bassano would be so proud.

    i've been spending far too much time with Emily lol :D

    She'd make a fine apprentice :)

  • Bert26/03/2010 at 00:03

    Is the selection of Tom Kristensen as a race steward a stroke of brilliance? Is this Todt trying to diversify F1s ranks?

    I think it is fantastic.

  • Bassano26/03/2010 at 00:04

    didn't realise louise was still doing trackside tv this year:

    She went to work with someone else, didn't she?

  • me26/03/2010 at 00:06

    She went to work with someone else, didn't she?

    did the interviews for the trackside jumborons last year. assumed it was a one year deal.

  • me26/03/2010 at 00:06

    did the interviews for the trackside jumborons last year. assumed it was a one year deal.

    *jumbotrons

  • Bassano26/03/2010 at 00:07

    did the interviews for the trackside jumborons last year. assumed it was a one year deal.

    That's a new one on me: Moguls?

  • Bassano26/03/2010 at 00:07

    *jumbotrons

    Still evades me

  • me26/03/2010 at 00:08

    Still evades me

    giant tv's. like in times square etc: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JumboTron

  • Jim Newman26/03/2010 at 00:08

    giant tv's. like in times square etc: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JumboTron

    Yea, they have them in major sports arenas in the USA

  • Bassano26/03/2010 at 00:09

    giant tv's. like in times square etc: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JumboTron

    Silly name

    Sounds like an epic sequel with Jeff Bridges

  • Steven Roy26/03/2010 at 00:09

    Is the selection of Tom Kristensen as a race steward a stroke of brilliance? Is this Todt trying to diversify F1s ranks?

    Didn't realise that. That should be interesting and make Gavin happy

  • me26/03/2010 at 00:10

    Didn't realise that. That should be interesting and make Gavin happy

    http://www.f1minute.com/2010/03/25/25-mar-10-sauber-test-out-mclaren-like-duct-system/

  • Bert26/03/2010 at 00:13

    Didn't realise that. That should be interesting and make Gavin happy

    I like the idea of having the FIA recognize that top drivers from different series can be considered equals. I don't know if this IS Todt's work, but the other guy never thought of this in how many years.

    Add to Todt's record (I am just going through the day's F1 news), Parc Fermé is no longer a closed car-park. Teams cover and seal their cars and a web-cam will be used to monitor car access in the team's garage. Is this not bloody brilliant?

  • Steven Roy26/03/2010 at 00:14

    Didn't realise that. That should be interesting and make Gavin happy

    http://www.f1m...ren-like-duct-system/

    oops

  • Steven Roy26/03/2010 at 00:15

    Add to Todt's record (I am just going through the day's F1 news), Parc Fermé is no longer a closed car-park. Teams cover and seal their cars and a web-cam will be used to monitor car access in the team's garage. Is this not bloody brilliant?

    That is because there are more cars this year and not enough garage space to lock the cars away

  • Jim Newman26/03/2010 at 00:28

    http://twitpic.com/1awrlz

    Williams folks drink Diet Coke on the track? I couldn't even think about having a soft drink on a track day, only water.

  • Bassano26/03/2010 at 00:30

    http://twitpic.com/1awrlz

    Williams folks drink Diet Coke on the track? I couldn't even think about having a soft drink on a track day, only water.

    Not to mention the bottles of VB on the bottom shelf

  • Bassano26/03/2010 at 00:30

    Not to mention the bottles of VB on the bottom shelf

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:VB-stubbie.jpg

  • Jim Newman26/03/2010 at 00:32

    http://en.wiki...i/File:VB-stubbie.jpg

    LOL, thx for the link, I wouldn't have known what a VB was =) Never seen it before.

    No wonder why Williams are middle pack cars, they have a fridge full of garbage! It had nothing to do with losing Adrian Newey, I blame Diet Coke!!!

  • Bassano26/03/2010 at 00:33

    LOL, thx for the link, I wouldn't have known what a VB was =) Never seen it before.

    You're not missing much

    [Don't tell Melbourne I said that]

  • Jim Newman26/03/2010 at 00:35

    You're not missing much

    [Don't tell Melbourne I said that]

    lol! I drink cheap beer most of the time. Bud Light and what not. I'm a cheap date. I do, however, enjoy Guinness whenever I can find a pub that doesn't charge 7 bucks a pint.

  • Bassano26/03/2010 at 00:36

    I do, however, enjoy Guinness whenever I can find a pub that doesn't charge 7 bucks a pint.

    That is the downside to drinking Guinness outside of Europe

    I was pleasantly surprised to see it priced roughly the same as other beers in South Africa

  • Bassano26/03/2010 at 00:37

    Back to Friday's thread, I think

  • Alianora La Canta26/03/2010 at 03:57

    Rubens had a good point today during a Q&A. He said that perhaps a mandatory number of laps should be done on some tires. {Comment #521}

    It's the strategy restrictions that are causing everyone to copy each other. If any more restrictions are imposed, they might as well say all lower-numbered drivers in teams must stop on lap X and all higher-numbered drivers in teams must stop on lap X+1...