We all know what's more important today

Credit: Lukeh

We all know what's more important today

ITTT'SSS CCHHHRRIIISSTTMMAAASSS!!! Well, kind of. It may be the 25th but it is like Christmas because, yes, finally, today, Formula 1 is BACK!! It's that fabulous of having cars back out on track, hearing their engines soar through tracks at a ridiculous speed and just the tingle of seeing them and hearing them and everything. Ohh, we've waited but today at 1:30am GMT and 5:30am GMT Free Practise 1 and 2 occur. YAY!! You can find out much more from the Sidepodcast Race Information thread (it's even good to see that back!). Ohh I've missed F1, I really, really have. Tonight I've had rhubarb crumble and allsorts and now F1 is back. Flipping marvellous. There's so much to talk about as well! It's going to be a bumper daily this week...

Daily splosion-ometer level so far: Well this is nice. Not so bad right now, ahhhh yes.

Paddock News

The King's Speech - I'm not the biggest fan of Sebastian Vettel by any means but this is fabulous motivation to win at Australia. Does he want to win just for the sake of it? No. OK then, for the money right? No, it's not that. You see, Vettel wants to win at Australia not only for points but for the fact their trophy has a kangaroo in it. Fair enough before he could have got a Kangaroo TV but now even that is extinct, so a kangaroo trophy it is. Hurrah!

I Offered Him a Piggyback Ride - Poor, poor Rubens. Our lovable Brazilian hero was stuck in Argentina this week trying to get to Australia but now he is there and he is a bit of a happy chappy to have finally reached our Antipodean friends down under. I mean, it isn't an F1 season without our Rubens is it? You must remember he is immortal after all and will never retire. Yep, that's definite that. *nods to self*

You can't order Jenson around - It's been a bit of a dodgy winter for the king of F1 stubbles, Jenson Button, but he's still super happy and positive about the new season. Most importantly he's excited just like the rest of it. Here in this video though (UK only sadly guys) Jenson goes into detail about how he disapproves of the team orders decision to make them more acceptable in the sport. Damn right too! Jenson knows what's right. Funnily enough, Anando thinks completely differently...

A Red Bull Design For Life - Interesting little story this of Ferrari wanting a certain Newey of the Adrian variety but obviously not getting what they want, like a hungry hippo stalking hippo food on a conveyor belt. Yes, you see Ferrari were intruiged but Adrian is loving the wings he has at Red Bull that they've given him and he has no desire to move. In fact, Ferrari, I once made a mean car that the presenters on Blue Peter made with paper mache so just let me know your offer and I'll Rob-fully accept.

Daily splosion-ometer level so far: Full but not bloated

Elsewhere

I'm not Losing, the game is broke - Codemasters have began the giant lead up to the next Formula 1 game (F1 2011, shocking surprise!) by revealing just a few details such as the release date - September 23rd! Hurrah! Earlier than I expected in all honesty. They're also running a Facebook competition where you can record a question for the guys and may end up going to the studios to try the game out in May. I've decided to include a question I reeeeeeeeeeeeallllyyy want answered myself!

Serving Justice like a plate of F1 pasta - Yesterday the F1 fandom was rocked to it's core by some shocking actions courtesy of the Australian GP's twitter account offering a prize, which amy won, and then changing it's mind. It was pretty shocking times but this fabulous community of Formula 1 fans across various social medias came together and stood tall to gain justice and both Team Lotus and the Australian GP twitter have since contacted Amy to try and work something out for her. Hurrah!!! All good stories have a happy end and I think Ms Amy will have something very nice waiting for her for the race me thinks.

Learning about the Flappy Dappys - Now if there's one thing I don't get it's crazy rules. No, I am not a rebel without a cause or raging against the machine, I am just easily confused. That's why the new flappy dappy rear wing rules make my mind melt into a chicken soup but luckily for us, the fabulous Chainbear has put together a ridiculously endearing video explaining the rules in a much easier and funnier way that anyone has yet to do. It actually kind of makes sense now thanks to this video! Still looks like it's waving though. *waves back*

Daily splosion-ometer level so far: So bloated. Can't... move... must... roll...

Schubetter be having a laugh at that price - So i'm sitting here thinking to myself, gosh, I really want a Formula 1 helmet. In fact, it's my destiny to own one. To be in the helmet and at one with the thoughts of a driver. Yes, yes I must have one! And it must be a Schubert one! Now I really want one! So you go online and you find this beautiful piece of kit, it's available to buy! Fantas-FIVE THOUSAND EUROS?! I'll stick to a Rubens cap cheers.

Parallel Parking's Never Been so Bad - This makes me laugh so much and it's a fabulous collection of dodgy pit stops from WTF1. The top 10 nightmare pit stops! From the most famous to the probably forgotten there's some absolutely brilliant moments as well as some rather scary ones too. Mazzacane's Minardi pit stop is absolutely bizarre as he seemingly forgets what the term 'brake' means but my absolute favourite is Estaban Tuero's pitstop in Argentina. I won't even spoil it, it's so pathetically hilarious. Go and watch them now!

Reviewing previous to preview later reviews - The master of the numbers and the leader of the graphs, Mr Rubbergoat Gavin Brown, has given up a bit of insight into what we is expecting and thinking about with the new season on our doorstep so suddenly as well as letting us know what he'll be up to blog-wise in the next year or so. Really do miss his fuel graphs and adjusted grid analysis though! As well as this we have a season preview from Mr RG who's provided us with an insight into what he's hoping 2011 will bring for Mr Kamikaze himself, Kamui Kobayashi. So much to read today!

Daily splosion-ometer level so far: HOLD DOWN THE TENT'S SHE'S GONNA BLOW!

And Finally...

Your Platformer is in another Castle - I noticed this a few days ago and Mr C reminded me yesterday and it was just too good to ignore because it is, quite frankly, utter genius. Some smart genius, of Jenson levels of geniusity, has made the Super Mario bros Level 1-1 but in first person from Mario himself and it just is absolutely brilliantly made! Just so accurate and it looks really great too. Loving the little in game achievements as well, such attention to detail!

To head out this huge bumper daily from me, I just had to share this absolutely heart-warming beautiful cover I found on Youtube this week. It's a cover of a song I only heard last weekend in fact, Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, with that original being such a lovely song I immediately found myself loving but this cover will make even the coldest of hearts melt. I really hope you enjoy it as much I do, go 'daaawwwwwwww' many times too and find yourself whistling as we wait for Formula 1. WOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Daily splosion-ometer level so far: So full you can't even see the explosion. In a Brian Cox kind of way.

857 responses

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 00:05

    Formula ooooooooooooooooooone daaaay!

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 00:06

    Hello Friday

    I think someone's stolen Amy's Bacon & Eggs and replaced them with this http://twitpic.com/4cx9xx

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 00:07

    Lukeh, is there a closing tag missing? Comments all italic on Ye Olde.

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 00:07

    Otherwise, a completely epic daily!

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 00:12

    Lukeh, is there a closing tag missing? Comments all italic on Ye Olde.

    How annoying, I can't work out what it is :(

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 00:12

    felt i couldn't handle anything too heavy today :)

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 00:14

    Ah ha, the excerpt is trimmed because it's too long, so it never gets to the closing i tag.

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 00:15

    It's picking up the excerpt for the All Posts on This Day bit.

  • Kai25/03/2011 at 00:15

    I think someone's stolen Amy's Bacon & Eggs and replaced them with this http://twitpic.com/4cx9xx

    What is it?

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 00:16

    Sorted now :)

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 00:16

    Purrrfect.

  • Kai25/03/2011 at 00:17

    That video is amazing, Lukeh!!! I'd heard the song before, but that is an amazing team. She can really belt it out.

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 00:18

    bircher muesli with yogurt and berries

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 00:18

    What is it?

    Some sort of cereal with fruity sauce type thing

  • Kai25/03/2011 at 00:19

    bircher muesli with yogurt and berries

    mmmm. I was thinking eggs were involved and I couldn't figure out what was happening. :)

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 00:20

    mmmm. I was thinking eggs were involved and I couldn't figure out what was happening. :)

    They were involved, right before they were cruelly swept away and replaced by muesli :D

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 00:21

    That video is amazing, Lukeh!!! I'd heard the song before, but that is an amazing team. She can really belt it out.

    I love it when she says 'One day I'll be able to whistle!'

  • Kai25/03/2011 at 00:21

    They were involved, right before they were cruelly swept away and replaced by muesli :D

    They were looking forlornly at the plate in the kitchen as it got all dolled up to go see Amy for Sidepodbrekkie.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 00:22

    They were looking forlornly at the plate in the kitchen as it got all dolled up to go see Amy for Sidepodbrekkie.

    Not even Australians dare put bacon on Muesli though it's only a matter of time

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 00:23

    Not even Australians dare put bacon on Muesli though it's only a matter of time

    Beetroot maybe first? Beetroot on everything :P

  • Kai25/03/2011 at 00:23

    I love it when she says 'One day I'll be able to whistle!'

    dawww. And I love how her arm rests on his arm, and her little sigh at the end. "home is wherever I'm with youhmmmhm"

    So cute!

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 00:23

    Beetroot maybe first? Beetroot on everything :P

    Perhaps that is beetroot in fact :D

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 00:24

    Perhaps that is beetroot in fact :D

    Could be :)

  • Kai25/03/2011 at 00:24

    Perhaps that is beetroot in fact :D

    Never heard of beetroot...other than the roots of beets.

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 00:25

    Never heard of beetroot...other than the roots of beets.

    Surely you have it? You must call it something else http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beetroot

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 00:26

    Never heard of beetroot...other than the roots of beets.

    Never head of beetroot. Poor you

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 00:26

    Never heard of beetroot...other than the roots of beets.

    The beetroot, also known as the table beet, garden beet, red beet or informally simply as beet

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 00:26

    blimey, epic daily lukeh!

  • Kai25/03/2011 at 00:26

    Surely you have it? You must call it something else http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beetroot

    oh yea. Beets. hehehe

    I do like 'em.

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 00:27

    Hello, what's this? http://sidepodcast.com/post/live-australia-2011-free-practice-1

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 00:27

    oh yea. Beets. hehehe

    Down under they put em in their burgers, turns everything purple

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 00:27

    I do like 'em.

    We have beetroot pickled in vinegar. Very tasty

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 00:27

    blimey, epic daily lukeh!

    so much f1 stuff to cover :)

  • Paul25/03/2011 at 00:27

    Mmmmm yummy breaky

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 00:28

    Hello, what's this? sidepodcast.com/p…1-free-practice-1

    Just keeps happening

  • Kai25/03/2011 at 00:28

    We have beetroot pickled in vinegar. Very tasty

    yummy.

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 00:28

    Down under they put em in EVERYTHING, turns everything purple

    Fixed :)

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 00:28

    Down under they put em in EVERYTHING, turns everything purple

    Fixed :)

    Very true

  • Kai25/03/2011 at 00:28

    Hello, what's this? sidepodcast.com/p…1-free-practice-1

    I feel, in homage to Lou, to.....

    EEEEEEK!

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 00:29

    EEEEEEK!

    :D

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 00:29

    I was gonna go to bed but I might stay up :)

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 00:33

    Come on. Payyyy meeeee!! I want to spend my money on things :D

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 00:44

    two failed attempts to buy an ipad2, might have to give this up.

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 00:45

    Wakey wakey, rise and shine. It's 12.40am - time to gear myself for the first practice session of the 2011 F1 season!!

    :D

  • Joe in Fla25/03/2011 at 00:48

    Leigh, will you be watching St. Pete and commenting on Sun?

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 00:49

    two failed attempts to buy an ipad2, might have to give this up.

    Where is it failing? I can get to the check out stage but I'm not buyin gright now

  • Kai25/03/2011 at 00:49

    Lukeh, these two were signing "Home" on Ellen. I have a feeling this link won't work because it was on tv here, but it's worth a try.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLu73iGs-Ws&NR=1

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 00:49

    Leigh, will you be watching St. Pete and commenting on Sun?

    Should do, but it depends on finding a decent stream I;m afraid

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 00:50

    Lukeh, these two were signing "Home" on Ellen. I have a feeling this link won't work because it was on tv here, but it's worth a try.

    www.youtube.com/w…73iGs-Ws&NR=1

    It works ok, ta

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 00:51

    Lukeh, these two were signing "Home" on Ellen. I have a feeling this link won't work because it was on tv here, but it's worth a try.

    yay it works! :)

  • Joe in Fla25/03/2011 at 00:51

    Should do, but it depends on finding a decent stream I;m afraid

    I was going to go, but plans fell through. They're running a 5K on the course Friday night, but I'm working, I've always wanted to run on a road course.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 00:52

    two failed attempts to buy an ipad2, might have to give this up.

    Forums are saying: Use 1 Click and it gets round this error

  • Joe in Fla25/03/2011 at 00:52

    Steven Roy, will likely miss FP1. Will wake up at 0520 and watch DVR FP2 on my stationary bike in preparation for work

  • Kai25/03/2011 at 00:53

    yay it works! :)

    yay!

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 00:54

    Lukeh, these two were signing "Home" on Ellen. I have a feeling this link won't work because it was on tv here, but it's worth a try.

    www.youtube.com/w…73iGs-Ws&NR=1

    A Barbie Escalade :lol:

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 00:55

    I was going to go, but plans fell through. They're running a 5K on the course Friday night, but I'm working, I've always wanted to run on a road course.

    Cool.

    As a side note, did anyone hear about the media running / charity thing for this season - Noble tweeted it yesterday

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 00:55

    As a side note, did anyone hear about the media running / charity thing for this season - Noble tweeted it yesterday

    It was in one of the Dailies or the race post

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 00:56

    It was in one of the Dailies or the race post

    Grand job - good effort says I

    :)

  • Kai25/03/2011 at 00:56

    A Barbie Escalade :lol:

    And the little girl would rather hug people than get her toy. Pure love, that one.

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 00:56

    A Barbie Escalade :lol:

    Love how she ran off as it came out!!

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 00:56

    And the little girl would rather hug people than get her toy. Pure love, that one.

    Bless her

  • Paul25/03/2011 at 01:09

    Spending FP1 at corner 9 on the grass for a change. Great view here

  • Paul25/03/2011 at 01:11

    We are under attack from a black hawk!

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 01:12

    We are under attack from a black hawk!

    Who do we tweet to stop it?

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 01:12

    We are under attack from a black hawk!

    Are you sure it's not an Aussie V8?

    :)

  • Paul25/03/2011 at 01:13

    Who do we tweet to stop it?

    :-)

  • Jordan F125/03/2011 at 03:11

    Night everyone. Off to bed. bye.

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 03:13

    The heartbeat looks very fancy :)

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 03:13

    it's so cold *cry*

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 03:14

    it's so cold *cry*

    Awww! It's not all bad - you have the engines to keep you warm. :)

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 03:15

    The heartbeat looks very fancy :)

    Drops off quickly after 2

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 03:19

    He he, live updates around the country

    http://ipad2queue.co.uk/

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 03:27

    behind the scenes with team lotus: http://movie.twitcasting.tv/omgmtlftw/movie/1258031

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 03:29

    live after fp1: http://movie.twitcasting.tv/omgmtlftw/movie/1258313

  • Konstantin25/03/2011 at 03:30

    behind the scenes with team lotus: movie.twitcasting…ftw/movie/1258031

    "you have to be very quiet" CLONK CLONK <---- her shoes :)

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 03:30

    "you have to be very quiet" CLONK CLONK <---- her shoes :)

    hehehehe

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 03:38

    Any joy with iPad ordering Mr C?

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 03:38

    live now!

    http://movie.twitcasting.tv/omgmtlftw

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 03:39

    Any joy with iPad ordering Mr C?

    i don't know if i've ordered two or none. may have to wait and check with CC company in the morning.

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 03:47

    missed the chatter . what is the latest opinion on the HRT over here ?

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 03:47

    i don't know if i've ordered two or none. may have to wait and check with CC company in the morning.

    Should get confirmation email soon I'd imagine. Cancel one before both ship

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 03:48

    missed the chatter . what is the latest opinion on the HRT over here ?

    nothing - because they haven't run.

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 03:49

    Should get confirmation email soon I'd imagine. Cancel one before both ship

    I reckon they would've given you a call if you did order two iPads. Still, check the email confirmation.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 03:49

    missed the chatter . what is the latest opinion on the HRT over here ?

    Ask Geoff Willis:

    #F1 Here's HRT technical director Geoff Willis on his back trying to solve 'issues' with the F111! http://twitpic.com/4czanw

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 03:49

    missed the chatter . what is the latest opinion on the HRT over here ?

    they worked all night to build the car = good

    they failed to get it running = bad

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 03:49

    nothing - because they haven't run.

    yes, that I know, just wondering if it was discussed

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 03:50

    they worked all night to build the car = good

    disagree with the "good", they should have worked all winter, not all night ... :-)

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 03:50

    #F1 Here's HRT technical director Geoff Willis on his back trying to solve 'issues' with the F111! http://twitpic.com/4czanw

    this is really getting desperate.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 03:50

    yes, that I know, just wondering if it was discussed

    I think they've lost the plot and are trying to find it :)

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 03:51

    this is really getting desperate.

    nope, it is getting 2010 again :-) deja vu or are we all a year younger than we thought ?

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 03:52

    nope, it is getting 2010 again deja vu or are we all a year younger than we thought ?

    no, it's worse. at least they RAN in 2010. Senna did all FPs, IIRC.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 03:52

    disagree with the "good", they should have worked all winter, not all night ... :-)

    as in, at least they care and are trying.

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 03:53

    as in, at least they care and are trying.

    ...until they stopped trying, that is.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 03:53

    My twitter app says 7 out of the top 10 UK trending hashtags are f1 related

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 03:54

    My twitter app says 7 out of the top 10 UK trending hashtags are f1 related

    Who else would stay up so late? :D

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 03:54

    ...until they stopped trying, that is.

    true. that bit is worrying.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 03:56

    Who else would stay up so late? :D

    Good point

    :)

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 03:57

    did Lotus get Amy into the paddock ?

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 03:58

    Ed Straw is calling it the F110.5 :lol:

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 03:59

    did Lotus get Amy into the paddock ?

    She should be meeting them about now, they are lending her a pass belonging to one of Tony's guests for a short while today

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 03:59

    did Lotus get Amy into the paddock ?

    Not sure if they pushed through today, or they postponed for tomorrow. I think it's for tomorrow now. Can anyone confirm?

    In other news, Amy should be meeting with @ausgrandprix, right about... now.

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:00

    She should be meeting them about now, they are lending her a pass belonging to one of Tony's guests for a short while today

    I thought that was earlier today? She's meeting the Aussie GP twitter girl now.

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:00

    Not sure if they pushed through today, or they postponed for tomorrow. I think it's for tomorrow now. Can anyone confirm?

    Paddock tour has been arranged for tomorrow morning with @myteamlotus. Thanks everyone <3

    about 6 hours ago

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 04:01

    live again: http://movie.twitcasting.tv/omgmtlftw

  • Konstantin25/03/2011 at 04:02

    HAHA the car from the podcast that should not be mentioned!

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 04:02

    waiting for ausgrandprix i bought pamela for moral support

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 04:03

    HAHA the car from the podcast that should not be mentioned!

    it's in the trophy cabinet!

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:03

    waiting for ausgrandprix i bought pamela for moral support

    how much did she cost? :D

    kidding! :) i'm sure you'll be fine. in all probability, she'll be around the same age as you guys anyway. :)

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 04:03

    He he he

    HRT unveil system for calculating if they're within the 107% qualifying time.  http://twitpic.com/4cv2c6

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:03

    Amy, your tour is now tomorrow/

  • Kate25/03/2011 at 04:03

    waiting for ausgrandprix i bought pamela for moral support

    Hope it goes OK. I'm sure its probably just some slightly flustered PR girl!

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:04

    Hope it goes OK. I'm sure its probably just some slightly flustered PR girl!

    Exactly. Same age as you too, so I'm sure you'll have no issues sorting things out. :) Might even become a friend! #alwaysoptimistic

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:05

    Amy, your tour is now tomorrow?

    Fixed. :D

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 04:07

    Amy, your tour is now tomorrow?

    Fixed. :D

    she said it was here: http://sidepodcast.com/post/justice-for-amy-how-the-australian-grand-prix-screwed-up-their-lotus-pit-tour-competition#comment-1047034

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 04:07

    Hope it goes OK. I'm sure its probably just some slightly flustered PR girl!

    sidepodcast ruined my life and all i got was this lousy hashtag?

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:10

    she said it was here:

    but she just tweeted that today, i think. which is why i was wondering if her tour got postponed to tomorrow.

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:10

    but she just tweeted that today, i think. which is why i was wondering if her tour got postponed to tomorrow.

    so it's done already? wonder how it went. :D

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:11

    sidepodcast ruined my life and all i got was this lousy hashtag?

    again, the wildly optimistic side of me thinks that not only will they patch things up, they might actually get along. but that's probably just me. :)

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:14

    but she just tweeted that today, i think. which is why i was wondering if her tour got postponed to tomorrow.

    ugh. i did miscompute. amy tweeted at 10 PM your time. it's now 4 AM your time, so it was 6 hours ago. OOPS. :D

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 04:15

    ugh. i did miscompute. amy tweeted at 10 PM your time. it's now 4 AM your time, so it was 6 hours ago. OOPS. :D

    no worries. the comment she left earlier said she'd be in the pits prior to the race. about the same time we went on the honda garage tour i think. e.g. chaos :)

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:16

    no worries. the comment she left earlier said she'd be in the pits prior to the race. about the same time we went on the honda garage tour i think. e.g. chaos

    prior to THE race? on Sunday??

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 04:17

    prior to THE race? on Sunday??

    yeah, isn't this what it says?

    I shall be given a tour tomorrow morning between 9.20 and 10, then I shall be kicked out as the pass has to go to one of Tony's guests.

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/justice-for-amy-how-the-australian-grand-prix-screwed-up-their-lotus-pit-tour-competition#comment-1047034

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:19

    I shall be given a tour tomorrow morning between 9.20 and 10, then I shall be kicked out as the pass has to go to one of Tony's guests.

    that's why I got all confused - if she meant Friday or Saturday. :D no race on either day, though - unless you meant the practice session? ;)

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 04:19

    prior to THE race? on Sunday??

    Saturday. This was tweeted Friday morning

    Paddock tour has been arranged for tomorrow morning with @myteamlotus

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 04:20

    that's why I got all confused - if she meant Friday or Saturday. :D no race on either day, though - unless you meant the practice session? ;)

    ahh... i may not know which day it is. carry on :)

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 04:20

    yeah, isn't this what it says?

    It's still Friday in Aus, they're not that far ahead :)

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 04:20

    Saturday. This was tweeted Friday morning

    saturday is less mental, that'll be a better tour.

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:21

    ahh... i may not know which day it is. carry on

    :D

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 04:26

    @ByronYoung:

    Just chatted with the guru, Charlie Whiting. The rear wings will be in "race mode" (ie restricted use) for FP2 to test 867m activation zone

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 04:27

    Mrs twitter has offered me a paddock tour so i didn't mention lotus already did too. I just hope they're not scheduled for the same time :)

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:28

    Mrs twitter has offered me a paddock tour so i didn't mention lotus already did too. I just hope they're not scheduled for the same time

    Mrs? Not as young as I thought then.

    Overall, woohoo! :D

  • Paul25/03/2011 at 04:30

    Mrs twitter has offered me a paddock tour so i didn't mention lotus already did too. I just hope they're not scheduled for the same time :)

    Do you need someone to come along?

    :-)

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 04:31

    Aus GP were very nice and apologetic but still a massive stuff up. At least they making amends :)

    Afterwards I offered Amy another hug - a hug of happiness. She declined. Hehe

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:31

    Afterwards I offered Amy another hug - a hug of happiness. She declined. Hehe

    That means she's MUCH better. :D Hahahaha!

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 04:31

    could be miss she's quite young. They can't get Amy garage passes but they Can get me into just the paddock with their staff. The paddock is very exciting and you've probably never been in there before right? erm um once for a few minutes and i didnt see much...

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 04:33

    That means she's MUCH better. :D Hahahaha!

    Haha agreed :)

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 04:33

    stupid phone always defaults to Amy instead of any

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:34

    could be miss she's quite young. They can't get Amy garage passes but they Can get me into just the paddock with their staff. The paddock is very exciting and you've probably never been in there before right? erm um once for a few minutes and i didnt see much...

    So in summary, you'll pretty much get what Pamela got yesterday - and you're solo! Lovely. :D

  • Paul25/03/2011 at 04:39

    Any news on HRT?

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 04:39

    i will be with their staff member who used to work for Mclaren. Apparently she is awesome to go into the paddock with because everyone knows her so they all come say hi

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:40

    i will be with their staff member who used to work for Mclaren. Apparently she is awesome to go into the paddock with because everyone knows her so they all come say hi

    Lovely - may have a Finnish story or three for you too. ;)

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 04:45

    Any news on HRT?

    Not yet

  • Kate25/03/2011 at 04:48

    Not yet

    I didn't think it was possible for a car debut to be more of a joke than Bahrain was last year, but they've succeeded my expectations.

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 04:49

    pamela just deciphered vitalys tweet and it still blows my mind she can read that crazy alphabet

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 04:49

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/live-australia-2011-free-practice-2

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:49

    I didn't think it was possible for a car debut to be more of a joke than Bahrain was last year, but they've succeeded my expectations.

    Mastercard Lola in 1997 was the biggest joke ever - but HRT have signalled their intention to beat it. :D

  • Paul25/03/2011 at 04:50

    I didn't think it was possible for a car debut to be more of a joke than Bahrain was last year, but they've succeeded my expectations.

    Do they actually have a full car here?

  • Kate25/03/2011 at 04:51

    Mastercard Lola in 1997 was the biggest joke ever - but HRT have signalled their intention to beat it. :D

    At this point I'd be amazed if they even made it on track this weekend. They might as well not bothered with the air fares.

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:53

    At this point I'd be amazed if they even made it on track this weekend. They might as well not bothered with the air fares.

    They would've been better off selling it to the other HRT before this race - imagine if Holden made their F1 debut in Australia. :)

  • Paul25/03/2011 at 04:53

    At this point I'd be amazed if they even made it on track this weekend. They might as well not bothered with the air fares.

    Their garage did look very sad yesterday, and the mclaren fellow said " they need more than money"

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:54

    Their garage did look very sad yesterday, and the mclaren fellow said " they need more than money"

    yes. they need miracles.

  • Paul25/03/2011 at 04:55

    They would've been better off selling it to the other HRT before this race - imagine if Holden made their F1 debut in Australia. :)

    Hehehe excellent

  • Konstantin25/03/2011 at 04:56

    For Fantasy Racers do the value of the drivers change during the FP sessions. Like say if at the end of FP3 vettel has lead the time sheets through all the practice sessions does his value go up? Anyone know?

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 04:58

    For Fantasy Racers do the value of the drivers change during the FP sessions. Like say if at the end of FP3 vettel has lead the time sheets through all the practice sessions does his value go up? Anyone know?

    I don't think so. They used to do that, but Kathi used that to romp to victory in 2009. They changed it last year.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 05:00

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/f1-teams-reveal-more-of-this-years-innovations

  • Kate25/03/2011 at 05:09

    I see the Ferrari press office are calling FP1 "inconclusive". I'm sure that has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that they weren't top.

    http://www.ferrari.com/English/Formula1/News/Headlines/Pages/110325_F1_Australian_GP_An_inconclusive_debut.aspx

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 05:16

    ms twitter did mention she noticed that none of the justice tweets came from me so I'm happy i decided to stay out of it publicly :)

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 05:21

    christine has entrusted me with the fbfb. this is not going to be pretty!

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 05:24

    ms twitter did mention she noticed that none of the justice tweets came from me so I'm happy i decided to stay out of it publicly

    yup - it was the right thing to do, i think. :) really happy for you. :)

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 05:24

    christine has entrusted me with the fbfb. this is not going to be pretty!

    fbfb without caps! :D

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 07:13

    Hello new daily!

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 07:18

    Mrs twitter has offered me a paddock tour so i didn't mention lotus already did too. I just hope they're not scheduled for the same time

    That's great :)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 07:42

    Morning. Just reading about FP1&2. Interesting with the DRS test & 'new teams' still quite off the pace.

    HRT are a joke aren't they? Does the name stand for Haven't Really Tried?

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 07:42

    And has the Twitter thingy in the Dashboard stopped working?

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 07:44

    Tech support has diagnosed the problem on my connection as a router that needed re-booting. All fine now :)

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 07:48

    kangaroo tv have dropped that absurd podcast with bob and got holly and pat to do one:

    http://www.f1.fanvision.com/TheExperts/Formula_FanVision/Season_Preview

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 07:48

    HRT are a joke aren't they? Does the name stand for Haven't Really Tried?

    nope, they keep trying ... but they do not seem to be the only ones in trouble. unless Virgins pull something out of the bag we may not see them on Sunday grid. and Lotus may also be vulnerable, they were within the limit at the end of the session but Red Bulls did not use the DRS in FP2 ... these still new boys can only hope that top teams will be taking it a bit easy in Q1 ...

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 07:49

    nope, they keep trying ... but they do not seem to be the only ones in trouble. unless Virgins pull something out of the bag we may not see them on Sunday grid. and Lotus may also be vulnerable, they were within the limit at the end of the session but Red Bulls did not use the DRS in FP2 ... these still new boys can only hope that top teams will be taking it a bit easy in Q1 ...

    Like I said yesterday - I think all the teams will get a free pass for this race. I'm surprised about Team Lotus though!

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 07:49

    The FIA is now implementing licences for senior team staff, though they're calling it "registration".

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 07:49

    kangaroo tv have dropped that absurd podcast with bob and got holly and pat to do one:

    www.f1.fanvision.…on/Season_Preview

    oh wait, bob's still talking too: http://www.f1.fanvision.com/TheExperts/F1_Trackside

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 07:49

    kangaroo tv have dropped that absurd podcast with bob and got holly and pat to do one:

    Pat Symonds? I thought you weren't too keen on him?

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 07:52

    Like I said yesterday - I think all the teams will get a free pass for this race. I'm surprised about Team Lotus though!

    I do not think they should get the free pass ... this is their second season and despite all the talk about midfield the gap to the front seems to be even bigger than last year ... may be they are not yet showing their true pace but at the moment it looks like Lotus is where it was last year, Virgin dropped behind and HRT is nowhehere ... they may have had all improved their cars but the pace of development in F1 is a bit faster

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 07:52

    Pat Symonds? I thought you weren't too keen on him?

    you're confusing me with steven.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 07:53

    Great Daily Lukeh - love the splosion-ometer! And I miss making my fuel-corrected posts too ;)

    Did you guys not see that I linked to first-person Mario the other day? Not that I mind too much, it's so awesome it needs repeat viewing!

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 07:55

    I do not think they should get the free pass ... this is their second season and despite all the talk about midfield the gap to the front seems to be even bigger than last year ...

    That really surprises me - I thought that Mike Gascoyne & Nick Wirth would have done better than that.

    may be they are not yet showing their true pace but at the moment it looks like Lotus is where it was last year, Virgin dropped behind and HRT is nowhehere ... they may have had all improved their cars but the pace of development in F1 is a bit faster

    That's probably what has happened. Still, it makes it look like a very bad idea to bid for that last spot if your new F1 team will forever be playing catchup!

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 07:59

    yes! Tours don't overlap!

  • Lady Snowcat25/03/2011 at 08:01

    Action is about to start.....

    About 5 mins to the 2nd stage of the Portuguese Rally....

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 08:02

    That really surprises me - I thought that Mike Gascoyne & Nick Wirth would have done better than that.

    it surprises me too especially with Lotus and all the people they took from Force India ... just that know-how should have given them at least 2 secs a lap (before you tell me of course I know it is not that simple :-) )

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 08:03

    it surprises me too especially with Lotus and all the people they took from Force India ... just that know-how should have given them at least 2 secs a lap (before you tell me of course I know it is not that simple :-) )

    You can take its people, you can (allegedly) take its ideas but you can't take its speed...

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 08:04

    You can take its people, you can (allegedly) take its ideas but you can't take its speed...

    the point about taking A and B is getting that C :-) if they can't get that means they took wrong A and B ...

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 08:05

    the point about taking A and B is getting that C :-) if they can't get that means they took wrong A and B ...

    Or they added them together and got D when they should have got C from A and B...

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 08:05

    Or they added them together and got D when they should have got C from A and B...

    math can be tricky :-)

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 08:06

    math can be tricky :-)

    *nods*

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 08:19

    Paul - Amy and I are going to get some dinner now before Eddie Vedder. See you tomorrow.

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 08:20

    yes! Tours don't overlap!

    What time is the paddock one?

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 08:25

    4.15. Just before qualy :)

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 08:26

    4.15. Just before qualy

    Ooooh - that'll be exciting! :D

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 08:36

    Ooooh - that'll be exciting! :D

    Aus GP also very kindly told Amy to "bring her friend"! :D

  • Paul25/03/2011 at 08:37

    Aus GP also very kindly told Amy to "bring her friend"! :D

    That's me?

    Hehehe

  • Paul25/03/2011 at 08:38

    Paul - Amy and I are going to get some dinner now before Eddie Vedder. See you tomorrow.

    Will do, have fun!!

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 08:38

    hey everyone

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 08:39

    hey everyone

    Hello!

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 08:41

    hi ali

    what a pleasant morning

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 08:42

    Super Extra Bonus Ping -->

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/2011-australian-gp-rd-1-free-practice-1/

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/2011-australian-grand-prix-round-1-free-practice-2/

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 08:43

    Morning :)

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 08:45

    That's me?

    Sorry. That's me! Hehe :D

    They offered it because I was standing right there. They couldnt ignore me. Haha.

  • lou25/03/2011 at 08:48

    I am so happy this morning. Watching FP2 in bed was a brilliant idea... plus JB was top! eeekkk gonna go to my lecture with a massive smile on my face :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 08:50

    Poor Karun

    :(

    "I'm obviously disappointed to have had such a short run for my first time in the Team Lotus car, but I put my hands up to it and totally accept it was a combination of a slippery track and less grip than I expected from the tyres that combined to put me out so early.

    I'm just pleased the guys could get Jarno out in the afternoon session and it shows what a great team this is that they could get the car fixed that quickly to ensure Jarno could get a decent number of laps under his belt in FP2."

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 08:50

    morning alex

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 08:51

    "I'm obviously disappointed to have had such a short run for my first time in the Team Lotus car, but I put my hands up to it and totally accept it was a combination of a slippery track and less grip than I expected from the tyres that combined to put me out so early.

    Hmm. Rusty?

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 08:51

    I am so happy this morning. Watching FP2 in bed was a brilliant idea... plus JB was top! eeekkk gonna go to my lecture with a massive smile on my face :)

    Hiya lou! I saw a photographer with "Darren Heath" written on his camera. I thought of you :)

  • Paul25/03/2011 at 08:51

    They offered it because I was standing right there. They couldnt ignore me. Haha.

    Yay for being there!!

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 08:51

    Hiya lou! I saw a photographer with "Darren Heath" written on his camera. I thought of you :)

    Did someone nick Darren's camera again? ;)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 08:52

    Talking of Karun, Peter Windsor seems to think Lotus have hired him to actually race the car at the Indian Grand Prix.

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 08:53

    Talking of Karun, Peter Windsor seems to think Lotus have hired him to actually race the car at the Indian Grand Prix.

    There's been talk of that since Korea last year

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 08:53

    Talking of Karun, Peter Windsor seems to think Lotus have hired him to actually race the car at the Indian Grand Prix.

    ... which would actually make lots of $$$ sense ...

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 08:54

    Lotus press release landed in mail box, let's see what they say

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 08:54

    There's been talk of that since Korea last year

    Has there? This was news to me :p

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 08:54

    ... which would actually make lots of $$$ sense ...

    Indeed.

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 08:54

    There's been talk of that since Korea last year

    If I remember correctly, either Ted or Crofty said something about Karun doing both India and Korea - it was spoken about during the practice sessions at the time in Korea

  • lou25/03/2011 at 08:56

    Hiya lou! I saw a photographer with "Darren Heath" written on his camera. I thought of you :)

    omg!! I think i may have eeekkked loudly if that had been me.. so probably better you saw him not me :)

    I find it interesting that he labels his cameras though.

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 08:57

    As a Team Principal it is actually very pleasing to hear that a performance that a year ago we would have been thrilled about is now being seen as us not meeting our targets, and that shows us all just how far we have already come.

    hm ... do I hear see right that a year ago Tony Fernandes would be thrilled with pace 5 secs off P1 and 2.5 secs of end of the midfield ?

  • lou25/03/2011 at 08:57

    Sorry. That's me! Hehe :D

    They offered it because I was standing right there. They couldnt ignore me. Haha.

    woah! could you have a luckier weekend!! :)

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 09:00

    i give my mobile mobile charger a thumbs up as it fully charged my phone when it died so i have been able to keep a'commenting through the day :)

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 09:02

    I find it interesting that he labels his cameras though.

    Guess it helps if you leave it somewhere (around honest people...)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 09:03

    i give my mobile mobile charger a thumbs up as it fully charged my phone when it died so i have been able to keep a'commenting through the day :)

    Always good to hear :)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 09:04

    I find it interesting that he labels his cameras though.

    Guess it helps if you leave it somewhere (around honest people...)

    Also good branding?

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 09:04

    If I remember correctly, either Ted or Crofty said something about Karun doing both India and Korea - it was spoken about during the practice sessions at the time in Korea

    Ah I never heard those.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 09:04

    As a Team Principal it is actually very pleasing to hear that a performance that a year ago we would have been thrilled about is now being seen as us not meeting our targets, and that shows us all just how far we have already come.

    hm ... do I hear see right that a year ago Tony Fernandes would be thrilled with pace 5 secs off P1 and 2.5 secs of end of the midfield ?

    That is some proper turd polish there.

  • lou25/03/2011 at 09:05

    I find it interesting that he labels his cameras though.

    Guess it helps if you leave it somewhere (around honest people...)

    Also good branding?

    very true. Not sure why i hadn't thought he'd do it.. seeing as the sutton boys do.

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 09:06

    very true. Not sure why i hadn't thought he'd do it.. seeing as the sutton boys do.

    Maybe it wasn't him at all.... Some kind of superfan? :D I think you should write his name on your camera.

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 09:06

    The only chance we have is that the top guys in Q1 run the hard tyre and we run softs and then we don't have a problem to get within 107 per cent. It's disappointing and not great that the car is not on the pace. (Timo Glock)

    ... may be tougher than that, FP2 top time came from McLaren while Red Bulls did not use the DRS in that session ...

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 09:08

    Lotus on the other hand obviously believe that their pace is better that what they put on display today:

    Mike Gascoyne: "A difficult first day in Australia, although we managed to complete some good work at the end of FP2. At the start of FP1 Karun was caught out by the slippery conditions and made a mistake which unfortunately curtailed his running. In the second session we had a fuel pressure problem on Jarno's car and an electronics issue on Heikki's car, both of which limited our running, but we were able to solve those issues and work through most of the afternoon's plan. For tomorrow there is a lot more to come from the car. We are clearly not quite where we expected to be in performance terms but we understand the reasons for that - it is proving quite tricky for us to get the best out of the tyres but we will work on that tonight and when we improve I am confident we will move up to where we expect to be in qualifying tomorrow."

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 09:14

    woah! could you have a luckier weekend!! :)

    I know. I was lucky enough to win the Lotus Spark magazine comp, and now this. I don't know how Malaysia will compare.

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 09:21

    OK, went to dig out Bahrain 2010 FP2 performance from Lotus:

    FP2 BAH 2010 18. KOV+5.464 , 19. TRU+5.581

    today 19. KOV + 4.975, 20. TRU + 5.058

    so a year ago Fernandes would have been thrilled if they were half a second quicker than they were ...

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 09:23

    OK, went to dig out Bahrain 2010 FP2 performance from Lotus:

    FP2 BAH 2010 18. KOV+5.464 , 19. TRU+5.581

    today 19. KOV + 4.975, 20. TRU + 5.058

    so a year ago Fernandes would have been thrilled if they were half a second quicker than they were ...

    Different rules, different circumstances - let's wait to see in the sessions that actually count.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 09:24

    I know. I was lucky enough to win the Lotus Spark magazine comp, and now this. I don't know how Malaysia will compare.

    What competition was this?

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 09:24

    Different rules, different circumstances - let's wait to see in the sessions that actually count.

    True, not good signs though.

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 09:36

    Wow... in work at the moment, but I may start feeling wobbly come 4/5pm

    :o

  • Lady Snowcat25/03/2011 at 09:43

    Kimi finished his first gravel stage in th new car...

    Slightly playing catch-up as he didn't go to Mexico but he sounded happy....

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 09:44

    Kimi finished his first gravel stage in th new car...

    Slightly playing catch-up as he didn't go to Mexico but he sounded happy....

    Ostberg on the other hand...

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 09:48

    Eddie Eddie Eddie Eddie *falls over*

  • Lady Snowcat25/03/2011 at 09:48

    Ostberg on the other hand...

    Gearbox I believe....

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 09:49

    Gearbox I believe....

    Yep - he didn't get too far either

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 09:53

    What competition was this?

    Just subscribe to spark magazine on lotus website and email your contact details. Then they chose 5 winners. That was it. Just luck.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 09:56

    Just subscribe to spark magazine on lotus website and email your contact details. Then they chose 5 winners. That was it. Just luck.

    What did you win?

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 09:58

    What did you win?

    Lotus motorhome and garage tour, then we hung around the paddock for a bit. 2 hours in total. It was AMAZING! :D

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 09:59

    Lotus motorhome and garage tour, then we hung around the paddock for a bit. 2 hours in total. It was AMAZING! :D

    Ah of course! Glad you enjoyed it :)

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 10:11

    Morning. Really need to get used to early morning f1 again, yeesh

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 10:11

    hi lukeh

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 10:13

    Morning. Really need to get used to early morning f1 again, yeesh

    Hey buddy :)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 10:15

    Which list does the SPC Twitter Dashboard use?

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 10:23

    HRT plan to run tomorrow, but with last year's front wing as this year's one has not passed the FIA crash tests! http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90190

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 10:24

    HRT plan to run tomorrow, but with last year's front wing as this year's one has not passed the FIA crash tests! www.autosport.com…port.php/id/90190

    silly team.

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 10:25

    HRT plan to run tomorrow, but with last year's front wing as this year's one has not passed the FIA crash tests! www.autosport.com…port.php/id/90190

    Saw that rumoured during the night, but didn't know if it were true or not. Explains a good deal actually.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 10:27

    Saw that rumoured during the night, but didn't know if it were true or not. Explains a good deal actually.

    Can you elaborate what you mean by that?

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 10:27

    silly team.

    This lot are worse than Paul Stoddart's Minardi!

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 10:28

    Can you elaborate what you mean by that?

    If they reverted to the old wing last minute, spares at hand may not have been plentiful

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 10:28

    If they reverted to the old wing last minute, spares at hand may not have been plentiful

    I may also be clutching at straws there

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 10:29

    hm ... do I hear see right that a year ago Tony Fernandes would be thrilled with pace 5 secs off P1 and 2.5 secs of end of the midfield ?

    It's the just happy to be here feeling last year.

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 10:31

    This lot are worse than Paul Stoddart's Minardi!

    To be fair, Minardi had been around a good 16 years when Stoddart came along.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 10:31

    Can you elaborate what you mean by that?

    If they reverted to the old wing last minute, spares at hand may not have been plentiful

    I may also be clutching at straws there

    No, I think you have a good point actually.

  • Lady Snowcat25/03/2011 at 10:32

    Kimi got to the end of the next stage but Petter had a problem....

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 10:32

    This lot are worse than Paul Stoddart's Minardi!

    To be fair, Minardi had been around a good 16 years when Stoddart came along.

    Yep, but PS was famous for always complaining he had no money and kept getting the FIA to grant him technical exemptions and stuff. I think one year (2005) he lobbied to get an interim car under old rules homologated, caused a huge fuss for weeks and then turned up with a perfectly legal car anyway.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 10:33

    Yep, but PS was famous for always complaining he had no money and kept getting the FIA to grant him technical exemptions and stuff. I think one year (2005) he lobbied to get an interim car under old rules homologated, caused a huge fuss for weeks and then turned up with a perfectly legal car anyway.

    Having said that, he did a much better job in 2001 getting the Minardi team organised than HRT have done this year.

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 10:34

    Yep, but PS was famous for always complaining he had no money and kept getting the FIA to grant him technical exemptions and stuff. I think one year (2005) he lobbied to get an interim car under old rules homologated, caused a huge fuss for weeks and then turned up with a perfectly legal car anyway.

    And a good car that was too, with their budget.

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 10:35

    Having said that, he did a much better job in 2001 getting the Minardi team organised than HRT have done this year.

    big difference though is that with Minardi, Stoddart controlled the money too. Kolles is living by what Carabante (sp?) is (not) providing

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 10:36

    And a good car that was too, with their budget.

    It was an Arrows modified IIRC. Point was he made a huge fuss over nothing.

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 10:36

    big difference though is that with Minardi, Stoddart controlled the money too. Kolles is living by what Carabante (sp?) is (not) providing

    A certain F. Alonso helped Stoddart's cause that year. With Flav money too.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 10:36

    big difference though is that with Minardi, Stoddart controlled the money too. Kolles is living by what Carabante (sp?) is (not) providing

    It's still awful though.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 10:36

    A certain F. Alonso helped Stoddart's cause that year. With Flav money too.

    Yup.

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 10:36

    It was an Arrows modified IIRC. Point was he made a huge fuss over nothing.

    Isn't that Super Aguri?

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 10:37

    A certain F. Alonso helped Stoddart's cause that year. With Flav money too.

    there was that too

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 10:40

    OK, stats on the way - in 2005 in last free practice Minardi cars were 8.6 and 12.7 secs off Ferrari on P1. Quali data are weird, must have been wet or something so using FP info only

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 10:41

    in 2004 in Oz the gap between P1 and Minardi's in last FP session was almost same as the gap between Lotus and McLaren in FP2 today

    we kind off forgot about the gaps between team before the manufacturer's era ...

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 10:42

    we kind off forgot about the gaps between team before the manufacturer's era ...

    ...and in Portugal '95, dear ol' jean-Denis Deletraz was some 12.3 seconds slower than Damon Hill

    :)

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 10:43

    ...and in Portugal '95, dear ol' jean-Denis Deletraz was some 12.3 seconds slower than Damon Hill

    in last FP in Oz 2005 both Jordans were over 13 secs behind Raikkonen :-) (not really sure why though, they weren't really that slow)

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 10:45

    Which list does the SPC Twitter Dashboard use?

    This one isn't it?

    https://twitter.com/#!/sidepodcast/f1

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 10:45

    I even forgot that those years there were 4 practice sessions ... I can't even recall ever seeing 4 sessions ...

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 10:47

    It was an Arrows modified IIRC. Point was he made a huge fuss over nothing.

    Didn't they one year have to go and get a car out of the airport display?

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 10:49

    Didn't they one year have to go and get a car out of the airport display?

    Or was that Super Agurai?

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 10:52

    Or was that Super Agurai?

    Super Aguri was kind of respectable while the Honda cash was there, HRT is a mess while no cash is there

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 11:01

    Super Aguri was kind of respectable while the Honda cash was there, HRT is a mess while no cash is there

    Aha it was kind of connected to all three Arrows, Minardi and Super Aguri hence my mental confusion:

    http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns16621.html

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 11:02

    Anyone fancy some brief late morning reading?

    http://easymusicfordifficultears.blogspot.com/2011/03/something-for-weekend-die-doraus-und.html

    :)

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 11:03

    Aha it was kind of connected to all three Arrows, Minardi and Super Aguri hence my mental confusion:

    amazing :-) missed that story entirely at that time

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 11:10

    It was an Arrows modified IIRC. Point was he made a huge fuss over nothing.

    Isn't that Super Aguri?

    It was both a Minardi and a Super Aguri

    in last FP in Oz 2005 both Jordans were over 13 secs behind Raikkonen :-) (not really sure why though, they weren't really that slow)

    You are useless at plugging! http://f1numbers.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/bloggers-swap-shop-impressions-of-the-rear/

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 11:10

    This one isn't it?

    Looks like it. Ta Alex

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 11:24

    Morning all.

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 11:25

    Morning all.

    Hullo Christine, how are you?

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 11:25

    Hullo Christine, how are you?

    Pretty annoyed with myself. Sleep was not part of the plan.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 11:26

    Pretty annoyed with myself. Sleep was not part of the plan.

    aww. Guess you needed it though?

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 11:27

    aww. Guess you needed it though?

    Meh. I sleep too much as it is. Another couple of waking hours wouldn't have hurt.

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 11:31

    Heikki's thoughts: Degradation of the tyres seems much less than in testing, just the matter of getting the most performance out of them in the correct moment

    http://twitter.com/H_Kovalainen/status/51244645467947008

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 11:34

    You are useless at plugging! f1numbers.wordpre…ions-of-the-rear/

    sorry, I went for those numbers to Forix :-)

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 11:35

    Meh. I sleep too much as it is. Another couple of waking hours wouldn't have hurt.

    Sleep is for the weak... Like me :)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 11:36

    sorry, I went for those numbers to Forix :-)

    Ha! I misread the comment and thought Leigh had made it ;)

  • Lady Snowcat25/03/2011 at 11:36

    Kimi through stage 4...

    Hurrah...

    Worn rears but he's changed the fronts....

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 11:36

    Sleep is for the weak... Like me :)

    Hehe. Are you on the mend?

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 11:37

    Hehe. Are you on the mend?

    I think so. Today has been the first better day. I am working from home today rather than merely sitting around and listening to podcasts from home :)

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 11:39

    I think so. Today has been the first better day. I am working from home today rather than merely sitting around and listening to podcasts from home :)

    Good! I am listening to that Merlin show right now.

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 11:40

    morning christine

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 11:42

    Kimi in P8 so far - not too shabby

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 11:49

    Ha! I misread the comment and thought Leigh had made it ;)

    He made the Delatraz bit and that did give you the right to complain about plugging :-)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 11:50

    He made the Delatraz bit and that did give you the right to complain about plugging :-)

    Right ... yes.

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 11:51

    Good! I am listening to that Merlin show right now.

    The Back to Work? It's pretty darn good, how are you finding it?

    I was about to ask if you started from the beginning and then I remembered who I was talking to :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 11:51

    Ha! I misread the comment and thought Leigh had made it ;)

    I've done what to who now?

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 11:51

    I've done what to who now?

    You're rubbish at blugging. See earlier.

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 11:52

    I was about to ask if you started from the beginning and then I remembered who I was talking to :)

    Hehe, of course! I love it, although I struggle to follow all of it because it's so random. The good bits are great though.

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 11:52

    You're rubbish at blugging. See earlier.

    Oh fair enough

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 11:55

    Hehe, of course! I love it, although I struggle to follow all of it because it's so random. The good bits are great though.

    Yeah... It's like your listening to the sifting in Merlin's mind as he works out the plan for the good bits.

    The very practical techy bits seemed a bit out of place and they've gone I think... which is probably for the best.

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 11:56

    Oh fair enough

    Anyway, we can probably conclude that Lotus are now no worse than Minardi and Jordan were at the end of their days.

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 11:57

    Anyway, we can probably conclude that Lotus are now no worse than Minardi and Jordan were at the end of their days.

    Lotus are no worse than Lotus back in their end of days

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 11:57

    Yeah... It's like your listening to the sifting in Merlin's mind as he works out the plan for the good bits.

    I feel like I don't really take anything in from it, but at the same time just listening to him talk makes me want to be more productive, even if I don't get what he's saying :)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 11:57

    Lotus are no worse than Lotus back in their end of days

    Kinda ironic isn't it? Tony should use that in court!

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 11:58

    Lotus are no worse than Lotus back in their end of days

    And it took much less time to get there :-)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 11:58

    I feel like I don't really take anything in from it, but at the same time just listening to him talk makes me want to be more productive, even if I don't get what he's saying :)

    Which podcast is this?

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 11:58

    Kinda ironic isn't it? Tony should use that in court!

    I'd love to hear Bahar's counter to that

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 11:59

    Which podcast is this?

    http://5by5.tv/b2w

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 11:59

    Which podcast is this?

    http://5by5.tv/b2w

    Thanks, I'll listen to that on the train later...

  • F1Wolf25/03/2011 at 12:00

    Kinda ironic isn't it? Tony should use that in court!

    That could backfire given the relative performances of Team Lotus Renault and Lotus Renault GP at the moment

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 12:00

    That could backfire given the relative performances of Team Lotus Renault and Lotus Renault GP at the moment

    Tell that to Rocco Benneton

    ;)

  • Lady Snowcat25/03/2011 at 12:18

    Kimi in P8 so far - not too shabby

    Yep...

    Especially since most of the rest have already got a gravel rally under their belt plus more testing than Kimi....

    It will be interesting to see if he picks up pace this afternoon.... he usually does better the second time around on each stage....

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 12:20

    Results posts: http://sidepodcast.com/post/australia-2011-free-practice-1-results

    http://sidepodcast.com/post/australia-2011-free-practice-2-results

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 12:23

    I feel like I don't really take anything in from it, but at the same time just listening to him talk makes me want to be more productive, even if I don't get what he's saying :)

    There are some very good things. The response to the guy who had e-mailed in seemed very good I felt like I knew a lot of people who feel a lot like the guy who e-mailed in.

    It's not like he's doing a talk every week where he's planned it out - his talks are amazing. But as you say each of these is a little burst of get up and go.

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 12:29

    Was just looking something up and found a Harry Potter quote when they are dealing with time travel in the third book. "Harry frowned, he felt as though he was screwing up his entire brain in concentration".

    I feel like that sometimes :)

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 12:33

    I feel like that sometimes :)

    For example with the FIA rule changes :)

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 12:35

    For example with the FIA rule changes :)

    Hehehe.

  • Maverick25/03/2011 at 12:38

    Was just looking something up and found a Harry Potter quote when they are dealing with time travel in the third book. "Harry frowned, he felt as though he was screwing up his entire brain in concentration".

    that has such wonderful connotations depending on how you interpret "screwing up"

  • Maverick25/03/2011 at 12:39

    Afternoon folks

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 12:40

    that has such wonderful connotations depending on how you interpret "screwing up"

    Not the first time A K Rowling has shown some bad writing ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 12:46

    Ladies and gentlemen,

    Fingers crossed please

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 12:47

    afternoon mav

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 12:50

    Our Chief Flame War rivals wondered what the new DRS Rear Wing was thinking? http://www.anotherf1podcast.com/2011/03/25/what-does-the-new-rear-wing-think/

  • Maverick25/03/2011 at 12:51

    Lotus are no worse than Lotus back in their end of days

    Kinda ironic isn't it? Tony should use that in court!

    That or blame Tweetdeck

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 12:51

    Dan Benjamin sounds so much like Alex Lindsay it is screwing up my entire brain! :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 12:51

    Our Chief Flame War rivals wondered what the new DRS Rear Wing was thinking? www.anotherf1podc…-rear-wing-think/

    really hard to tell on today, because we didn't really see it in "racing action"

  • Maverick25/03/2011 at 12:52

    Fingers crossed please

    Have I missed something?

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 12:52

    really hard to tell on today, because we didn't really see it in "racing action"

    See the video ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 12:53

    Have I missed something?

    A little something I applied for may see me in Monza in a couple of weeks

    :D

  • Maverick25/03/2011 at 12:53

    A little something I applied for may see me in Monza in a couple of weeks

    most excellent

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 12:54

    A little something I applied for may see me in Monza in a couple of weeks

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmHeP9Sve48

  • Maverick25/03/2011 at 12:54

    A little something I applied for may see me in Monza in a couple of weeks

    I shall have to settle for Oulton Park (no doubt in the rain)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 12:55

    I shall have to settle for Oulton Park (no doubt in the rain)

    I'll be there too - Easter, right?

  • Maverick25/03/2011 at 12:57

    I'll be there too - Easter, right?

    yes, probably only the monday - splitting the weekend makes it a bit awkward to do the whole weekend

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 12:57

    yes, probably only the monday - splitting the weekend makes it a bit awkward to do the whole weekend

    Do give me a shout if you are about and I'll say hello

  • Maverick25/03/2011 at 12:58

    Do give me a shout if you are about and I'll say hello

    will do

  • Maverick25/03/2011 at 13:06

    It's Australian GP weekend, it's a beautiful sunny day, it has to be done...

    I'm firing up the barbie this evening

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 13:17

    Was the action this morning in HD?

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 13:39

    A little something I applied for may see me in Monza in a couple of weeks

    Good luck!

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 13:54

    Hello. So I slept through FP2 after all... and carried on until gone 11, finished watching it at about 1. There didn't seem to be too many huge surprises.

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 13:54

    A little something I applied for may see me in Monza in a couple of weeks

    most excellent

    Good luck

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 13:59

    1am, nowhere near ready to go to bed, as much as I adored the last couple of nights I'm so pleased I have no concert to go to tomorrow night so I can have an early one :)

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 13:59

    I'm firing up the barbie this evening

    Do you have more than one shrimp?

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 14:01

    1am, nowhere near ready to go to bed, as much as I adored the last couple of nights I'm so pleased I have no concert to go to tomorrow night so I can have an early one :)

    isn't your Lotus tour set for 9:20?

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 14:01

    isn't your Lotus tour set for 9:20?

    yep.

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 14:02

    yep.

    hope you don't miss it by sleeping too late. ;) then again, you're a cyborg. :D

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 14:02

    Dan Benjamin sounds so much like Alex Lindsay it is screwing up my entire brain! :)

    Really? I'm never picked up on that? But then I think I've been listening to Dan almost as long as Alex though :)

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 14:03

    hope you don't miss it by sleeping too late. ;) then again, you're a cyborg. :D

    I never sleep late, I always cope :)

    I'll be in bed about 2, get up about 7.45, that'll do me :)

  • Maverick25/03/2011 at 14:04

    Do you have more than one shrimp?

    oh no... shrimpless!

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 14:05

    I'll be in bed about 2, get up about 7.45, that'll do me :)

    i'm amazed how that's enough sleep for you. :) saturday may be your best day yet!

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 14:06

    i'm amazed how that's enough sleep for you. :) saturday may be your best day yet!

    it's not really, not after 2 nights of less. I took the maximum dose of painkillers today to keep my headache away, it was trying to get me to sleep all day.

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 14:06

    Sorted - I is going to Monza in a few weeks

    :)

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 14:06

    Sorted - I is going to Monza in a few weeks

    Monza is awesommmmmme

  • Maverick25/03/2011 at 14:07

    Sorted - I is going to Monza in a few weeks

    woooooooooooow

    between this and Lotus tours... feeling very jealous today :-)

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 14:07

    Sorted - I is going to Monza in a few weeks

    Yay!

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 14:09

    I just got an e-mail from MB / Flazio Mazzi - unfortunately he forgot to BCC everyone...

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 14:27

    Sorted - I is going to Monza in a few weeks

    Nicely done

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 14:28

    Sorted - I is going to Monza in a few weeks

    Next; flights and B&B

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 14:31

    New Mercedes TV ad - http://wtf1.co.uk/post/4084573436/another-classic-hilarious-new-mercedes-benz-commercial

    :)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 14:33

    New Mercedes TV ad - wtf1.co.uk/post/4…s-benz-commercial

    I liked that. Shame it couldn't be Vettel at the end though ;)

  • Sandy25/03/2011 at 14:37

    I liked that. Shame it couldn't be Vettel at the end though ;)

    It's a rather fancy restaurant. I doubt they'd let Red Bull drivers in, with their baggy trousers, their caps and their xtreme-sports-attitude. ;)

    (btw, hello everybody!)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 14:38

    Grr... James Allen is giving away tickets to the Senna Movie screening that sold out in 45 minutes!

    http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2011/03/senna-check-out-the-new-uk-movie-trailer/comment-page-1/#comment-204220

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 14:39

    I liked that. Shame it couldn't be Vettel at the end though ;)

    I thought it might turn out to be :)

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 14:39

    It's a rather fancy restaurant. I doubt they'd let Red Bull drivers in, with their baggy trousers, their caps and their xtreme-sports-attitude. ;)

    Ha :)

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 14:40

    Grr... James Allen is giving away tickets to the Senna Movie screening that sold out in 45 minutes!

    I wonder if this is to give a chance to the people who weren't at the blog in the 45 minutes in question (I don't remember James giving an exact time that he'd be opening entries?)

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 14:40

    IndyCar first practice is on now but there's no web streaming any more because they are fools.

    Paul from More Front Wing is there though

    http://yfrog.com/n8x71z

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 14:40

    I wonder if this is to give a chance to the people who weren't at the blog in the 45 minutes in question (I don't remember James giving an exact time that he'd be opening entries?)

    Well I entered anyway!

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 14:41

    Grr... James Allen is giving away tickets to the Senna Movie screening that sold out in 45 minutes!

    Clutches ticket closely to chest...

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 14:41

    Clutches ticket closely to chest...

    DID YOU GET ONE???

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 14:43

    Clutches ticket closely to chest...

    Don't worry, we wouldn't want to deny anyone else the opportunity ;)

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 14:43

    There will be one minute silence for Japan on Sunday

    http://www.autosport.com/news/grapevine.php/id/90185

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 14:44

    DID YOU GET ONE???

    I got the 20th last ticket

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 14:44

    I got the 20th last ticket

    Sorry...

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 14:45

    I got the 20th last ticket

    Well done sir! You don't know how envious I am of you!!!

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 14:45

    There will be one minute silence for Japan on Sunday

    Meanwhile Christchurch still lays in ruin #justsaying

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 14:45

    Well done sir! You don't know how envious I am of you!!!

    You had better win that comp now!!

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 14:45

    Meanwhile Christchurch still lays in ruin #justsaying

    You can't seriously compare the two, come on.

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 14:46

    There will be one minute silence for Japan on Sunday

    and Australia and New Zealand (don't forget the locals :) )

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 14:46

    Meanwhile Christchurch still lays in ruin #justsaying

    You can't seriously compare the two, come on.

    Yeah I'm not. But everyone's forgot about NZ all of a sudden :(

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 14:46

    and Australia and New Zealand (don't forget the locals :) )

    Is it for all three? The Autosport report said just for Japan.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 14:46

    and Australia and New Zealand (don't forget the locals :) )

    Oh it's for Aussie and NZ too? Nice one :)

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 14:46

    Meanwhile Christchurch still lays in ruin #justsaying

    It would be nice if it was at least acknowledged in the build-up to the silence. Japan's earthquake might have been huge and devastating, but Christchurch's was significant, highly damaging and local.

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 14:47

    Is it for all three? The Autosport report said just for Japan.

    the exact link you just posted says "The FIA, FOM and Australian Grand Prix promoter have agreed to the measure to honour the victims of the recent natural disasters in Japan, Australia and New Zealand - as well as those affected by them."

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 14:47

    It would be nice if it was at least acknowledged in the build-up to the silence. Japan's earthquake might have been huge and devastating, but Christchurch's was significant, highly damaging and local.

    Indeed. I foresee Japan making a better recovery than NZ, but I'm sad for all of them really.

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 14:47

    the exact link you just posted says "The FIA, FOM and Australian Grand Prix promoter have agreed to the measure to honour the victims of the recent natural disasters in Japan, Australia and New Zealand - as well as those affected by them."

    oh sorry, was reading too quickly

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 14:48

    the exact link you just posted says "The FIA, FOM and Australian Grand Prix promoter have agreed to the measure to honour the victims of the recent natural disasters in Japan, Australia and New Zealand - as well as those affected by them."

    Bravo :)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 14:48

    oh sorry, was reading too quickly

    But that's the point I was trying to make. Everyone talks about Japan, but large parts of Queensland and Christchurch still need help too.

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 14:49

    Indeed. I foresee Japan making a better recovery than NZ, but I'm sad for all of them really.

    A report I read said that the loss of life per capita was about the same for both countries too. Admittedly that may now be incorrect as I think the Japanese toll climbed higher afterwards.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 14:50

    A report I read said that the loss of life per capita was about the same for both countries too. Admittedly that may now be incorrect as I think the Japanese toll climbed higher afterwards.

    I'm also thinking about the financial damage too.

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 14:52

    Anyways, I am off to sleep now, I shall try to write my positive blog post tomorrow and because I want to keep it positive I won't put the build up in it.

    Basically the explanation from the lady was still 'you were fourth, we use tweetdeck' but then she kind of rambled on to the fact that they didn't hear back from all of the three people who beat me but by then it was too late to contact anyone else so she almost seemed to admit I should have got in the second hashtag too. But alls well that ends well and she did say that she will be more careful about how she words things she tweets in the future so they've learned a lesson from it. I wanted to tell you all but it does not need to be spread around like wildfire like yesterday!

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 14:53

    night amy

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 14:54

    Anyways, I am off to sleep now, I shall try to write my positive blog post tomorrow and because I want to keep it positive I won't put the build up in it.

    night

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 14:54

    Anyways, I am off to sleep now, I shall try to write my positive blog post tomorrow and because I want to keep it positive I won't put the build up in it.

    Thanks Amy :)

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 14:54

    Basically the explanation from the lady was still 'you were fourth, we use tweetdeck' but then she kind of rambled on to the fact that they didn't hear back from all of the three people who beat me but by then it was too late to contact anyone else so she almost seemed to admit I should have got in the second hashtag too. But alls well that ends well and she did say that she will be more careful about how she words things she tweets in the future so they've learned a lesson from it. I wanted to tell you all but it does not need to be spread around like wildfire like yesterday!

    Okay, that's it, the meme stays! :P

    At least they've learned their lesson, though.

    Night, Amy! :)

  • Maverick25/03/2011 at 14:54

    But that's the point I was trying to make. Everyone talks about Japan, but large parts of Queensland and Christchurch still need help too.

    Meanwhile, does Bahrain even exist any more...

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 14:54

    Meanwhile, does Bahrain even exist any more...

    Where? ;)

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 14:54

    Anyways, I am off to sleep now, I shall try to write my positive blog post tomorrow and because I want to keep it positive I won't put the build up in it.

    Goodnight, Amy, and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 14:55

    Are any of you guys playing the BadgerGP Fantasy F1 league? http://badgergp.com/2011/03/fantasy-f1-game/

    I am and it looks like fun!

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 14:55

    Meanwhile, does Bahrain even exist any more...

    Yes. Keeps getting mentioned in an offhand manner in the news. Will probably next be mentioned in F1 circles at the end of April.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 14:56

    At least they've learned their lesson, though.

    I think so - at least the problem got resolved and Amy is happy.

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 14:56

    Are any of you guys playing the BadgerGP Fantasy F1 league? badgergp.com/2011…/fantasy-f1-game/

    I tried last year but kept forgetting to enter at every race

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 14:57

    Meanwhile, does Bahrain even exist any more...

    I believe the newspeak you are looking for is "uncountry"

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 14:57

    I think so - at least the problem got resolved and Amy is happy.

    technically the problem got resolved twice! #nothere

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 14:58

    technically the problem got resolved twice! #nothere

    Eeeeexcellent. :D

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 15:00

    At least they've learned their lesson, though.

    Doesn't seem like they have learned, still using the Tweetdeck excuse without explaining why they ignored the first hashtag

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 15:01

    Doesn't seem like they have learned, still using the Tweetdeck excuse without explaining why they ignored the first hashtag

    Which is why I'm pushing for the meme for stay. :D

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 15:04

    Doesn't seem like they have learned, still using the Tweetdeck excuse without explaining why they ignored the first hashtag

    but they've learned enough to stop saying the first x number of people win:

    http://twitter.com/#!/ausgrandprix/status/51105092895653888

    #whyamihere

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 15:04

    #whyamihere

    Go to sleep!

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 15:04

    I liked that. Shame it couldn't be Vettel at the end though ;)

    I thought it might turn out to be :)

    That would've been an awesome way to announce he'd suddenly signed for Mercedes. :D

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 15:04

    #whyamihere

    Go to sleep!

    SHOO!

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 15:06

    SHOO!

    ok. i mean it this time!

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 15:12

    And I will self-shoo because Dad's coming to collect the spare bed (the one which came with the flat and I don't have room for, and I've been trying to offload for months) in a couple of hours and I seriously need to clear some of the rubbish in here. :)

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 15:13

    And I will self-shoo because Dad's coming to collect the spare bed (the one which came with the flat and I don't have room for, and I've been trying to offload for months) in a couple of hours and I seriously need to clear some of the rubbish in here. :)

    OK. Hope the tidying goes well.

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 15:14

    see ya pat

  • Maverick25/03/2011 at 15:17

    Doesn't seem like they have learned, still using the Tweetdeck excuse without explaining why they ignored the first hashtag

    but they've learned enough to stop saying the first x number of people win:

    twitter.com/#!/au…51105092895653888

    #whyamihere

    Hasn't nayby69 won yet a competition yet? She's persistent

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 15:19

    Hasn't nayby69 won yet a competition yet? She's persistent

    she won yesterday but wasn't at the circuit.

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 15:59

    Leigh's Afternoon Song of the Day

    The Dandy Warhols "Bohemian Like You" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTcihBUWIVA

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 16:00

    The Dandy Warhols "Bohemian Like You" www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=nTcihBUWIVA

    Woohoo! :D Love this song. :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 16:00

    Woohoo! :D Love this song. :)

    11 years old now - scary!!

  • Rubbergoat25/03/2011 at 16:17

    The Dandy Warhols "Bohemian Like You" www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=nTcihBUWIVA

    loved that song since it appeared to the le mans game on the playstation. :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 16:18

    loved that song since it appeared to the le mans game on the playstation. :)

    not forgetting the endless, endless, endless vodafone adverts

  • Rubbergoat25/03/2011 at 16:21

    not forgetting the endless, endless, endless vodafone adverts

    Never saw those :p

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 16:21

    Never saw those :p

    For a time, it was non-stop

    :/

  • Rubbergoat25/03/2011 at 16:24

    So I'm listening to the latest Guardian Football Weekly podcast:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/audio/2011/mar/24/football-weekly-extra-fabio-capello-fifa

    There's an Irish guy on there called Barry Glendenning who was on a train to Brixton and asked a laughing commuter what podcast he was listening to. He didn't catch the name but he thought it was called "spod or something".

    I wonder if it was a sidepodcast listener?

  • Rubbergoat25/03/2011 at 16:26

    For a time, it was non-stop

    Aww. Great way to ruin a good song!

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 16:27

    Aww. Great way to ruin a good song!

    Aye - it soundtracked various campaigns for a couple of years

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 16:38

    There's an Irish guy on there called Barry Glendenning who was on a train to Brixton and asked a laughing commuter what podcast he was listening to. He didn't catch the name but he thought it was called "spod or something".

    :)

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 16:39

    i think i have recovered from last nights exhaustion.

    christine's mac however, hasn't.

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 16:41

    i think i have recovered from last nights exhaustion.

    :)

    christine's mac however, hasn't.

    :(

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 16:42

    i think i have recovered from last nights exhaustion.

    lucky you - i still haven't been to bed yet

    :/

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 16:42

    lucky you - i still haven't been to bed yet

    you not watching tonight?

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 16:43

    I was just thinking about Lukeh's amazing daily with his iPad picture on there. I was wondering if maybe we could have some Friday Fun thinking about either which iPad feature we'd like to have in F1 or which F1 feature we'd like on the iPad.

    Like an adjustable rear wing would be handy because you could use it like a kickstand to prop up the iPad.

    Or the F1 cars could have touch screen so that drivers could point out which drivers they are going to overtake. Well i'm sure you can come up with something better :)

    #fridayfun

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 16:43

    you not watching tonight?

    i will - i just may only get about three hours sleep in though. i'm off to a gig after work, so may not be home till about 11-ish

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 16:44

    Like an adjustable rear wing would be handy because you could use it like a kickstand to prop up the iPad.

  • RG25/03/2011 at 16:44

    There's an Irish guy on there called Barry Glendenning who was on a train to Brixton and asked a laughing commuter what podcast he was listening to. He didn't catch the name but he thought it was called "spod or something".

    Struggling to find a way to turn this into a comeback against Glendenning without sounding harsh. #notafan

    Hi people.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 16:44

    i will - i just may only get about three hours sleep in though. i'm off to a gig after work, so may not be home till about 11-ish

    oh, it's friday isn't it? i am quite confused.

  • Rubbergoat25/03/2011 at 16:45

    We managed to score first class train tickets, so this comment comes courtesy of the free wifi that came with it ;)

    There's no way I'll sleep tonight - not with qualifying on early and then straight after we go and pick up the car :D

  • Rubbergoat25/03/2011 at 16:46

    oh, it's friday isn't it? i am quite confused.

    If you listened to that Rebecca Black song you would know that Friday comes after Thursday and is before Saturday ;)

  • Journeyer25/03/2011 at 16:47

    oh, it's friday isn't it? i am quite confused.

    If you listened to that Rebecca Black song you would know that Friday comes after Thursday and is before Saturday ;)

    HAHAHAHAHA! :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 16:47

    If you listened to that Rebecca Black song you would know that Friday comes after Thursday and is before Saturday ;)

    If you listen to that Rebecca Black song, you're taste buds will dissipate

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 16:51

    Right folks,

    I'm off for a while - public transport awaits

    :)

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 16:53

    again, motorsport on the internet is a bag of fail: http://pressdog.typepad.com/dogblog/2011/03/indycar-timing-and-scoring-is-none-of-your-business.html

    We excitedly clicked on to timing and scoring from IndyCar.com this morning and got ... nothing.

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 17:05

    oh, it's friday isn't it? i am quite confused.

    I'm on fire because Lukeh did the daily :)

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 17:25

    #fridayfun

    The F1 cars could have oleophobic technology that Apple has on the screens to repel grease on the tyres then they would be able to drop oil on the track and then they wouldn't be affected but all of the other cars would.

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 17:26

    #fridayfun

    The F1 cars could have smart covers. That way the drivers could run to their cars like they did in the old days, pull off the covers and they would start automatically

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 17:27

    #fridayfun

    oh wait... it IS friday. i give up with today,

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 17:31

    oh wait... it IS friday. i give up with today,

    Today is a bad day which is weird because it's usually Thursday that is evil.

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 17:34

    oh wait... it IS friday. i give up with today,

    You had FP in your normal waking Thursday.

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 17:34

    again, motorsport on the internet is a bag of fail: pressdog.typepad.…our-business.html

    Love that video

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 17:35

    You had FP in your normal waking Thursday.

    but worse, i haven't been to work this week and there was no spanish wednesday. #confused

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 17:36

    but worse, i haven't been to work this week and there was no spanish wednesday. #confused

    Oh a week off work always screws with the head.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 17:36

    I was just thinking about Lukeh's amazing daily with his iPad picture on there. I was wondering if maybe we could have some Friday Fun thinking about either which iPad feature we'd like to have in F1 or which F1 feature we'd like on the iPad.

    can i get kers on an ipad? every time you rotate it, it generates a bit more power. you could play games for ever.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 17:37

    Oh a week off work always screws with the head.

    actually, i may have gone in monday. i have no idea. #helpme

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 17:37

    I've been slow and drowsy all day, I think the 3am - work - 3am pattern didn't agree with me. I walked to the supermarket earlier and that woke me up, and opening all the windows while I tidied the flat.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 17:40

    ooh, ale, did you get your mac?

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 17:40

    ooh, ale, did you get your mac?

    ale? alex.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 17:40

    i think the fbfb broke me.

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 17:42

    i think the fbfb broke me.

    Sounds like you need some ale.

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 17:52

    #Rally

    Rally Portugal Day 1:

    1. Latvala

    2. Hirvonen +11.5s

    3. Loeb +13.7s

    4. Ogier +16.7s

    5. H.Solberg +2m06.5s

    --

    9. K.Raikkonen +4m33.1s

    Loeb and Ogier slowed to try and get a better road position tomorrow - the faster drivers have to start first but on a gravel rally that acts as a 'roadsweeper' clearing the gravel out of the way for the following cars.

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 17:52

    9. K.Raikkonen +4m33.1s

    He had a puncture.

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 17:55

    ale? alex.

    With Beer Bassano.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 17:55

    ale? alex.

    With Beer Bassano.

    :) :)

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 17:58

    ooh, ale, did you get your mac?

    I got confused at first it wasn't in Germany it was in Korea. But now it's in Germany. I think it will be with me on Monday.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 18:03

    I got confused at first it wasn't in Germany it was in Korea. But now it's in Germany. I think it will be with me on Monday.

    ahh cool. day off for it's arrival?

  • lou25/03/2011 at 18:05

    my god that was a horrible journey. home now though :)

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 18:10

    my god that was a horrible journey. home now though :)

    hey lou, have to come home just for f1?

  • lou25/03/2011 at 18:11

    hey lou, have to come home just for f1?

    yes and no. I had some stuff i could do at home this weekend. Plus haven't been home for about a month. So nice to be back.. being back for F1 is also a bonus :)

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 18:13

    yes and no. I had some stuff i could do at home this weekend. Plus haven't been home for about a month. So nice to be back.. being back for F1 is also a bonus :)

    dedication! i would've though journey's with a laptop would be lots of fun, no?

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 18:15

    Mattress in the living room = gone. :)

    Nice to have some space.

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 18:15

    dedication! i would've though journey's with a laptop would be lots of fun, no?

    Depends if you can get online :)

  • lou25/03/2011 at 18:18

    dedication! i would've though journey's with a laptop would be lots of fun, no?

    if there is somewhere to sit so you can play with your pretty mac then yes :) was gonna blog.. but there was no where to sit on my second train... then half way home (on the second train) the announcer told us all to get off the train as it was making a funny sound and apparently there was smoke. They cancelled the train and i had to wait 40mins for the next one... where i had to stand up...

    having had 4 hours sleep, and a 3 hour lecture this morning... 4 hours travelling was not what i had planned :D

  • lou25/03/2011 at 18:19

    However the boys in my flat really really wanna watch a GP weekend with me so may not need to go home for Malaysia.. depends if they wanna watch one early or wait for the European races...

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 18:25

    ale? alex.

    With Beer Bassano.

    :lol:

    Evening all

    Watching FP2 on the player of i

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 18:26

    christine's mac however, hasn't.

    :(

    Kaput?

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 18:26

    There's an Irish guy on there called Barry Glendenning who was on a train to Brixton and asked a laughing commuter what podcast he was listening to. He didn't catch the name but he thought it was called "spod or something".

    There is a podcast in the fitness/fantasy genre called SPOD, according to iTunes.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 18:28

    Kaput?

    awful noise.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 18:29

    awful noise.

    Fan bearings maybe

    Gonna upgrade or get it looked at?

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 18:31

    Gonna upgrade or get it looked at?

    just bought a new macbook pro.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 18:31

    just bought a new macbook pro.

    ...no ipad2 for sidepodcast :(

  • lou25/03/2011 at 18:31

    just bought a new macbook pro.

    !!!

    aahhh <3 macbook pros :)

  • Janna25/03/2011 at 18:32

    ...no ipad2 for sidepodcast :(

    yet...

    Hello all

  • lou25/03/2011 at 18:32

    ...no ipad2 for sidepodcast :(

    at least you have an ipad1 ;)

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 18:32

    yet...

    hehe. was gonna buy one last night though. but one day, i'm sure.

  • Janna25/03/2011 at 18:34

    hehe. was gonna buy one last night though. but one day, i'm sure.

    I got an e-mail yesterday saying Tescos will be selling them, wonder if they will do a Value iPad? ;)

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 18:35

    Force India have a new way of showing whether they're racing on a given day or not. Not sure if the times given here match the race countdown or not.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 18:35

    I got an e-mail yesterday saying Tescos will be selling them, wonder if they will do a Value iPad? ;)

    :)

    galaxy tab?

  • Janna25/03/2011 at 18:37

    galaxy tab?

    :)

  • Janna25/03/2011 at 18:37

    galaxy tab?

    :)

    Had to look it up on Google #confidential

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 18:40

    just bought a new macbook pro.

    Nice, 15"?

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 18:40

    Hey Janna

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 18:41

    Nice, 15"?

    cheapest one there is, so 13" default build.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 18:41

    Had to look it up on Google #confidential

    geek jokes.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 18:41

    galaxy tab?

    Leo bought a Playbook. Don't know why, I thought they were limited without a Blackberry

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 18:43

    cheapest one there is, so 13" default build.

    Great machine though

    Thunderbolt goodness should be handy for you guys.

    I didn't realise how tiny that LaCie is http://regmedia.co.uk/2006/02/17/lacie_lbd_1.jpg

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 18:45

    Great machine though

    Thunderbolt goodness should be handy for you guys.

    i think i said last week, i see it as a temporary machine, i'll go 15" once they ditch the dvd drive or build thunderbolt into the macbook air.

    i really don't need a dvd drive anymore.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 18:45

    F1 Insight on BBC News

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 18:45

    F1 Insight on BBC News

    oooh, we have atv!

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 18:46

    i think i said last week, i see it as a temporary machine, i'll go 15" once they ditch the dvd drive or build thunderbolt into the macbook air.

    Would make sense to release that before the new school year or probably just after the Back To School promo

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 18:47

    Lewis looks like a jockey with that chin strap beard

    #Beardwatch

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 18:48

    tedNews!

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 18:49

    I found Sidepodcast's driver rankings in TV Tropes (Formula 1, under "Just For Fun") :)

  • lou25/03/2011 at 18:49

    tedNews!

    yaaayy!

  • lou25/03/2011 at 18:50

    Jenson! :)

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 18:50

    Paul di Resta. Because Steven said so :)

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 18:52

    surprised the beeb are running the red bull video.

  • lou25/03/2011 at 18:52

    jaaakkkee!!!

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 18:52

    *waves at jake*

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 18:52

    surprised the beeb are running the red bull video.

    The whole sport is covered in brand names

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 18:53

    The whole sport is covered in brand names

    no, i mean, they must be able to do a better job?

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 18:54

    *waves at jake*

    He has a Beeb carbon fibre iPad cover with Aus GP decals. I wonder if they'll update it every race

  • lou25/03/2011 at 18:54

    no, i mean, they must be able to do a better job?

    i suppose this is only a news 24 programme. They've gotta put more effort into build up.. no?

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 18:54

    no, i mean, they must be able to do a better job?

    Saving money, I guess

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 18:54

    He has a Beeb carbon fibre iPad cover with Aus GP decals. I wonder if they'll update it every race

    yup and yup.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 18:56

    5am qualy

    My sleep is already broken

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 18:58

    5am qualy

    My sleep is already broken

    Sleep through FP3. Set two alarms, one for 5am and one for 6am. Qualifying pre-show can be skipped if the first alarm fails..

  • Janna25/03/2011 at 18:59

    Sleep through FP3. Set two alarms, one for 5am and one for 6am. Qualifying pre-show can be skipped if the first alarm fails..

    That sounds like you've already planned it

  • lou25/03/2011 at 19:00

    My sleep is already broken

    mine too. Am looking forward to being able to sleep for more than 2 hours at a time tonight though.

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 19:01

    That sounds like you've already planned it

    That's been my standard procedure for any early morning race/qualifying, although instead of two alarms I just re-set the first one if I can't face getting up :)

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 19:04

    Sleep through FP3. Set two alarms, one for 5am and one for 6am. Qualifying pre-show can be skipped if the first alarm fails..

    Sounds good, I just doubt I'll sleep before then

    Got to sleep after 5 this morning

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 19:08

    Pamela had some close encounters in the paddock it seems

    Had a quick peek at her pics on FB

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 19:09

    Got to sleep after 5 this morning

    Oh dear.... Are you broken?

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 19:10

    Oh dear.... Are you broken?

    It's fairly normal for me but it's a good job my day plans have gone away this weekend :)

  • Janna25/03/2011 at 19:12

    It's fairly normal for me but it's a good job my day plans have gone away this weekend :)

    I think you're permanently on US time

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 19:12

    It's fairly normal for me but it's a good job my day plans have gone away this weekend :)

    I quite liked working overnight. None of that anymore though, I need to be really disciplined with myself or I end up sleeping in and being late for work.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 19:13

    I think you're permanently on US time

    Probably :)

    Might help me next week then

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 19:17

    Ooh, forgot to mention. My Cahier photo arrived in a very protected cardboard tube. I must email and thank him

  • Janna25/03/2011 at 19:19

    Ooh, forgot to mention. My Cahier photo arrived in a very protected cardboard tube. I must email and thank him

    Glad they did the right thing in the end

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 19:24

    Ooh, forgot to mention. My Cahier photo arrived in a very protected cardboard tube. I must email and thank him

    good to hear.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 19:24

    Glad they did the right thing in the end

    Need to find a frame for it soon, may have to do an IKEA trip next week. I've a few items to look at

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 19:27

    actually, i may have gone in monday. i have no idea. #helpme

    You definitely didn't work Monday.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 19:28

    You definitely didn't work Monday.

    I think days of the week have gone a bit wibbly wobbly for Mr C

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 19:28

    You definitely didn't work Monday.

    oh.

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 19:28

    Evening guys

    Mr C can I ask a quick question about the site?

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 19:29

    oh.

    Don't worry, you don't need to know what's going on, I'll just point you in the right direction at the right time.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 19:29

    Hey Lukeh

  • lou25/03/2011 at 19:29

    Don't worry, you don't need to know what's going on, I'll just point you in the right direction at the right time.

    :D :D

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 19:30

    mclaren quiz: http://quiz.mclaren.com/quiz/McLAREN-PRESEASON-QUIZ#rules

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 19:30

    Don't worry, you don't need to know what's going on, I'll just point you in the right direction at the right time.

    Christine. Making Mr C work properly since [insert date here]

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 19:37

    Mr C can I ask a quick question about the site?

    *waves arms in mr c's direction*

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 19:37

    Mr C can I ask a quick question about the site?

    *waves arms in mr c's direction*

    hullo.

  • Rubbergoat25/03/2011 at 19:39

    I have the BBC show starting at 5 am tomorrow. I've just explained to my parents in law what I am going to do to their living room tomorrow - basically use my netbook as a streaming box and nick their laptop for the comments!

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 19:41

    hullo.

    It's only a minor question but what do you use when you're working on the site in terms of programs? Spent this morning cleaning out stuff and found all my old programming assignments and it has got me really really wanting to get stuck into making something for like a summer project, but I'm really not that into using dreamweaver like uni forced us too, was just seeing if there were alternatives,

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 19:42

    I have the BBC show starting at 5 am tomorrow.

    I though qualy was 6 and the show starting at 5 GMT. That gives you an extra hour's sleep

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 19:42

    I have the BBC show starting at 5 am tomorrow. I've just explained to my parents in law what I am going to do to their living room tomorrow - basically use my netbook as a streaming box and nick their laptop for the comments!

    5am GMT, 4am for you.. ouch.

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 19:42

    5am GMT, 4am for you.. ouch.

    or is it 6 i get lost

  • Rubbergoat25/03/2011 at 19:43

    5am GMT, 4am for you.. ouch.

    Erm, 6am as we are 1 hour ahead #IhateTimeZonesToo

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 19:43

    or is it 6 i get lost

    5 GMT, 6 CET

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 19:44

    It's only a minor question but what do you use when you're working on the site in terms of programs? Spent this morning cleaning out stuff and found all my old programming assignments and it has got me really really wanting to get stuck into making something for like a summer project, but I'm really not that into using dreamweaver like uni forced us too, was just seeing if there were alternatives,

    on a mac for php, i use coda: http://www.panic.com/coda/ or xcode: http://developer.apple.com/technologies/tools/whats-new.html

    i'll have a think about windows programs, what sort of languages do you prefer?

  • Rubbergoat25/03/2011 at 19:45

    I though qualy was 6 and the show starting at 5 GMT. That gives you an extra hour's sleep

    Ok.

    Firstly this is the one pre show I do want to see as it's the first of the year.

    Secondly I am gonna be so excited for the F1 and then that I'm going to pick up my new car that I think I will sleep like Amy tonight ;)

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 19:45

    i'll have a think about windows programs, what sort of languages do you prefer?

    php mostly. I really enjoyed writing stuff in php and it was the best feedback i had on the stuff all written in that language but I don't mind so much. As much as it drove me mad I really miss being totally engrossed in creating something worth presenting and using even if it would be just a general leisurely thing

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 19:45

    i'll have a think about windows programs, what sort of languages do you prefer?

    Out of interest, is either easier or is it down to whichever application you are used to?

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 19:47

    php mostly. I really enjoyed writing stuff in php and it was the best feedback i had on the stuff all written in that language but I don't mind so much. As much as it drove me mad I really miss being totally engrossed in creating something worth presenting and using even if it would be just a general leisurely thing

    obviously that all includes html and all that but it was working with scripts and making interactive stuff that makes php such an attractive language to use personally.

  • Rubbergoat25/03/2011 at 19:47

    See this is why I love eating at my parents in laws house. Had a great roast dinner with half a bottle o wine and now I'm being offered 20year old whisky.

  • RG25/03/2011 at 19:47

    Firstly this is the one pre show I do want to see as it's the first of the year.

    And of course you'll get a round up of what you missed in the pre-season with my upcoming 'Just How Biased Are the BBC?' series: (Link to follow tomorrow)

    Hi people.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 19:47

    And of course you'll get a round up of what you missed in the pre-season with my upcoming 'Just How Biased Are the BBC?' series: (Link to follow tomorrow)

    He he

    Hi RG

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 19:49

    See this is why I love eating at my parents in laws house. Had a great roast dinner with half a bottle o wine and now I'm being offered 20year old whisky.

    Sounds fab

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 19:50

    See this is why I love eating at my parents in laws house. Had a great roast dinner with half a bottle o wine and now I'm being offered 20year old whisky.

    Yes see I'm always well fed and watered at home. If only I could lock my parents outside :D

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 19:51

    And of course you'll get a round up of what you missed in the pre-season with my upcoming 'Just How Biased Are the BBC?' series: (Link to follow tomorrow)

    Blug!

    Mother in law has just asked me not to put laptop on my thighs because she heard that some guy burnt himself once!

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 19:51

    evening folks

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 19:51

    Out of interest, is either easier or is it down to whichever application you are used to?

    for web, either. windows apps requires windows and apple, apple.

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 19:51

    Mother in law has just asked me not to put laptop on my thighs because she heard that some guy burnt himself once!

    Haha! One of my friends scorched a sofa cushion leaving their laptop flat on the sofa so no air could get to the fan.

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 19:53

    See this is why I love eating at my parents in laws house. Had a great roast dinner with half a bottle o wine and now I'm being offered 20year old whisky.

    Awesome

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 19:53

    php mostly. I really enjoyed writing stuff in php and it was the best feedback i had on the stuff all written in that language but I don't mind so much. As much as it drove me mad I really miss being totally engrossed in creating something worth presenting and using even if it would be just a general leisurely thing

    do ya need an f1 project, or other?

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 19:53

    Haha! One of my friends scorched a sofa cushion leaving their laptop flat on the sofa so no air could get to the fan.

    On the flipside, it's probably going to be cold in here tomorrow during Quali ;)

  • Nick25/03/2011 at 19:53

    Mother in law has just asked me not to put laptop on my thighs because she heard that some guy burnt himself once!

    Its definatly unhealthy to do that if you are a guy, we were warned not to do it at uni

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 19:55

    do ya need an f1 project, or other?

    Not sure at the moment, at the moment it's just ideas but before I got serious about a solid idea I just wanted to try and find something to work with and get used to it. The problem with uni was tutors wanted stuff done their way and not any other way hence why I've only really used dreamweaver. And it done my head in :)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 19:55

    We are now talking about how much Vettel earns in a year. Does anyone know how much exactly?

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 19:55

    Mother in law has just asked me not to put laptop on my thighs because she heard that some guy burnt himself once!

    they call them notebooks for a reason.

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 19:55

    We are now talking about how much Vettel earns in a year. Does anyone know how much exactly?

    20 boxes of chocolate fingers a week I believe. I heard a rumour he gets Frosties too.

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 19:57

    We are now talking about how much Vettel earns in a year. Does anyone know how much exactly?

    20 boxes of chocolate fingers a week I believe. I heard a rumour he gets Frosties too.

    All the energy drink he wants.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 19:58

    Its definatly unhealthy to do that if you are a guy, we were warned not to do it at uni

    they call them notebooks for a reason.

    OK you guys are freaking me out now!

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 19:58

    Points for Jarno this week for his excellent helmet

    http://plixi.com/p/86786512

  • jpancoast25/03/2011 at 19:58

    OK you guys are freaking me out now!

    if you don't want to have kids it's OK, though.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 19:58

    We are now talking about how much Vettel earns in a year. Does anyone know how much exactly?

    he doesn't get paid, he drives for marko's approval.

  • Leigh O'Gorman25/03/2011 at 19:59

    I'm sure Vettel gets a nice wage from Head & Shoulders

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 19:59

    if you don't want to have kids it's OK, though.

    it's also fine it you wear clothes.

  • jpancoast25/03/2011 at 20:00

    it's also fine it you wear clothes.

    I make no assumptions when RubberGoat is involved.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 20:00

    Pingle: http://www.f1minute.com/news/mark-webber-and-jenson-button-lead-free-practice-friday-in-australia

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 20:00

    Not sure at the moment, at the moment it's just ideas but before I got serious about a solid idea I just wanted to try and find something to work with and get used to it. The problem with uni was tutors wanted stuff done their way and not any other way hence why I've only really used dreamweaver. And it done my head in :)

    If you need a racing idea I have just the thing, although I was mulling over using a wiki for it (if time can be found to go ahead with it).

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 20:00

    We are now talking about how much Vettel earns in a year. Does anyone know how much exactly?

    Supposedly €2m with high bonuses for wins last year and quadrupled to €8m this year.

    Mark is somewhere around €4m

    Alonso rumoured to be near €30 with sponsorship deals included

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 20:01

    Pingle: www.f1minute.com/…iday-in-australia

    Oops, that's not Mr C, that's me. Borrowing someone else's machine that isn't noisy.

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 20:01

    Can't imagine Mr C pingling.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:01

    if you don't want to have kids it's OK, though.

    it's also fine it you wear clothes.

    I am, and don't normally do this!

    I make no assumptions when RubberGoat is involved.

    Oi!

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 20:01

    Oops, that's not Mr C, that's me. Borrowing someone else's machine that isn't noisy.

    am commenting on an ipad (slowly) and not getting mad. go me.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:02

    If you need a racing idea I have just the thing, although I was mulling over using a wiki for it (if time can be found to go ahead with it).

    Ooh what exactly?

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 20:02

    am commenting on an ipad (slowly) and not getting mad. go me.

    Woo hoo

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 20:03

    am commenting on an ipad (slowly) and not getting mad. go me.

    And it didn't autocorrect to iPad?

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 20:03

    am commenting on an ipad (slowly) and not getting mad. go me.

    Woo hoo

    i couldn't do any research for lukeh though. i shall now.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 20:03

    And it didn't autocorrect to iPad?

    i disable all capitalisation and autocorrection, even on other peoples pads :)

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 20:04

    i disable all capitalisation and autocorrection, even on other peoples pads :)

    :)

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 20:05

    If you need a racing idea I have just the thing, although I was mulling over using a wiki for it (if time can be found to go ahead with it).

    Ooh what exactly?

    It was something along the lines of what we discussed before and I was going to ask you about it too. A site about lap times or lap records, official and unofficial, for different types of racing car at as many racetracks and configurations as we could manage. I reckon a blog post is too limited, we need a site, and there isn't one.

  • lou25/03/2011 at 20:06

    what a yummy curry. Ahh i love being home.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 20:11

    lukeh, this seems to be the best php editor: http://www.phpedit.com/en

    i've not tried it though. and for databases: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 20:11

    Has Karthikayen turned a wheel yet? If he doesn't run in FP3, doesn't that exclude him from Qualy?

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 20:12

    Has Karthikayen turned a wheel yet? If he doesn't run in FP3, doesn't that exclude him from Qualy?

    same happened to karun last year didn't it. unless the rules have changed again, he needs to be ready by qually.

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 20:13

    Has Karthikayen turned a wheel yet? If he doesn't run in FP3, doesn't that exclude him from Qualy?

    No. Karun Chandhok tested that one last year - qualifying is short for "qualifying practise", so provided Narain does a Q1 time, he can be considered for the race. If he doesn't, he will be entitled to give whoever is responsible to have sore ears...

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 20:14

    Makes sense, thank you

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 20:16

    It was something along the lines of what we discussed before and I was going to ask you about it too. A site about lap times or lap records, official and unofficial, for different types of racing car at as many racetracks and configurations as we could manage. I reckon a blog post is too limited, we need a site, and there isn't one.

    Just basically a page for a track config and a list of a few laptimes, nothing tricky, so it might not be interesting to code, just thought I'd throw it out there. :)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:17

    It was something along the lines of what we discussed before and I was going to ask you about it too. A site about lap times or lap records, official and unofficial, for different types of racing car at as many racetracks and configurations as we could manage. I reckon a blog post is too limited, we need a site, and there isn't one.

    That's right.

    I'm in.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:18

    what a yummy curry. Ahh i love being home.

    Curry always rocks!

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:19

    Just basically a page for a track config and a list of a few laptimes, nothing tricky, so it might not be interesting to code, just thought I'd throw it out there. :)

    We could do that.

    I could provide graphs, you get the data and Lukeh helps us code ;)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:21

    Right... so laptop is ready with the dashboard and netbook is hooked up too - I'm ready for F1 tomorrow ;)

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 20:22

    lukeh, this seems to be the best php editor: http://www.phpedit.com/en

    That looks good,cheers sir. Have this weekend off so I might spend it just investigating and revisiting my coding ways :)

    Been talking to friends from uni about it though and it's amazing how every single person I know who, like myself, really got frustrated at coding really misses doing it.

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 20:24

    php mostly. I really enjoyed writing stuff in php and it was the best feedback i had on the stuff all written in that language but I don't mind so much. As much as it drove me mad I really miss being totally engrossed in creating something worth presenting and using even if it would be just a general leisurely thing

    It'll be interesting to see what you come up with now you have a completely blank slate :)

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 20:24

    Evening all

    I got a reply from Chitra Chandhok. I decided to tweet her and Karun to see if they could help sort Amy's pit tour problem. Not sure Chitra would be much good in a flame war.

    https://twitter.com/chitrachandhok/status/51145844107390976

    @stevenroy27 FIRST LESSON THAT I TAUGHT @karunchandhok IS THAT LIFE IS NOT FAIR ! WE ACCEPT BOTH VICTORY AND DEFEAT WITH CALM AND PEACE !

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 20:24

    I got a reply from Chitra Chandhok. I decided to tweet her and Karun to see if they could help sort Amy's pit tour problem. Not sure Chitra would be much good in a flame war.

    hehehehe

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 20:25

    I got a reply from Chitra Chandhok. I decided to tweet her and Karun to see if they could help sort Amy's pit tour problem. Not sure Chitra would be much good in a flame war.

    she is too lovely to be in a flame war :)

    Although she could always do the John Anderson on Gladiators role

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 20:26

    I could provide graphs, you get the data and Lukeh helps us code ;)

    Ideally something like that yeah, if Lukeh's up for it but he should absolutely do his own project/s first. Lots to be done before that stage.

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 20:27

    @stevenroy27 FIRST LESSON THAT I TAUGHT @karunchandhok IS THAT LIFE IS NOT FAIR ! WE ACCEPT BOTH VICTORY AND DEFEAT WITH CALM AND PEACE !

    Blimey that's scary.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 20:28

    Blimey that's scary.

    She always does caps so don't read anything into that

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:28

    Ideally something like that yeah, if Lukeh's up for it but he should absolutely do his own project/s first. Lots to be done before that stage.

    I agree. But I liked the idea before and I still do. There isn't enough stats out there for motorsport fans...

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:29

    She always does caps so don't read anything into that

    Karun said on Peter Windsors programme that she shouldn't turn the Caps Lock off because that's how she talks anyway ;)

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 20:32

    Karun said on Peter Windsors programme that she shouldn't turn the Caps Lock off because that's how she talks anyway ;)

    :D

    Still haven't seen that episode

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:33

    Still haven't seen that episode

    Well seeing as you are a double agent you should not have a problem listening to another Motorsport podcast ;)

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 20:34

    Well seeing as you are a double agent you should not have a problem listening to another Motorsport podcast ;)

    williams are putting out four this weekend. i don't have time to listen to four lots of williams.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 20:35

    Well seeing as you are a double agent you should not have a problem listening to another Motorsport podcast ;)

    :D

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 20:35

    williams are putting out four this weekend. i don't have time to listen to four lots of williams.

    A lot of the Willaims' podcast are very short. They don't seem to believe in polish now Clare isn't involved

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:35

    williams are putting out four this weekend. i don't have time to listen to four lots of williams.

    Four? One for each session? What happened to the Holly Samos super summary?

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 20:36

    A lot of the Willaims' podcast are very short. They don't seem to believe in polish now Clare isn't involved

    Really need to wake up a bit, was wondering what connection she had to Poland originally reading that

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:36

    Really need to wake up a bit, was wondering what connection she had to Poland originally reading that

    Same!

    Start the Kubica to Williams rumours in 3...2...1...

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 20:37

    A lot of the Willaims' podcast are very short. They don't seem to believe in polish now Clare isn't involved

    ahh, renault have gone the same way.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:37

    We are now watching a BBC Travel program on a town in Ukraine called Dnietpropropvosk...

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 20:37

    A lot of the Willaims' podcast are very short. They don't seem to believe in polish now Clare isn't involved

    Today's is under 5mins

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 20:38

    Today's is under 5mins

    ahh, that might be doable.

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 20:38

    I got a reply from Chitra Chandhok. I decided to tweet her and Karun to see if they could help sort Amy's pit tour problem. Not sure Chitra would be much good in a flame war.

    Lovely attitude, and I see your point :)

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 20:38

    A lot of the Willaims' podcast are very short. They don't seem to believe in polish now Clare isn't involved

    I clearly need more sleep... I was sat here thinking "why would Clare speak Polish?"

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 20:38

    We are now watching a BBC Travel program on a town in Ukraine called Dnietpropropvosk...

    Wonder if it's twinned with Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 20:38

    We are now watching a BBC Travel program on a town in Ukraine called Dnietpropropvosk...

    Surely Dnepropetrovsk

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 20:39

    Lovely attitude, and I see your point :)

    Isn't it quite a depressing attitude?

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:39

    ahh, that might be doable.

    There was a weird Shell one linked to earlier that was one minute long, and was a summary of what the Albert Park Circuit was like. But the lady seemed to forget to breathe and so kept having weird pauses in the middle of sentences!

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 20:40

    Isn't it quite a depressing attitude?

    Not getting stressed? I think it's quite a healthy attitude. Very zen

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 20:40

    Isn't it quite a depressing attitude?

    Can't fault mrs chandhok for being an optimist. I would imagine it's part of her beliefs.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:40

    Surely Dnepropetrovsk

    Could be. We turned it off as it looked like a really dreary town!

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 20:41

    Isn't it quite a depressing attitude?

    It's a very calm, accepting one, not worrying about every little thing that happened in the past - and also one of the key tenets of good sportsmanship.

  • RG25/03/2011 at 20:41

    Could be. We turned it off as it looked like a really dreary town!

    Suits Juande Ramos then...

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 20:41

    Not getting stressed? I think it's quite a healthy attitude. Very zen

    Hmmm sounds like 3/4 of the way to dead tbh. I can't imagine being so passive. Like life's just passing you by....

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 20:41

    Could be. We turned it off as it looked like a really dreary town!

    Based on spending 6 months in the Ukraine that describes everywhere i saw

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:44

    Based on spending 6 months in the Ukraine that describes everywhere i saw

    6 months in the Ukraine? Bloody Hell!

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 20:45

    6 months in the Ukraine? Bloody Hell!

    Just a few months after the end of communism as well. I couldn't have picked a worse time to go

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 20:46

    ahh, renault have gone the same way.

    Can't find that in iTunes any more.

    Don't like this website only podcast trend. Virgin are the same. Though borrowing someone's brother's server is dedication to keeping a podcast going

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:47

    Someone has uploaded the full portuguese version of the Senna Movie on YouTube....

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:47

    Don't like this website only podcast trend. Virgin are the same. Though borrowing someone's brother's server is dedication to keeping a podcast going

    Me neither

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 20:48

    Don't like this website only podcast trend. Virgin are the same. Though borrowing someone's brother's server is dedication to keeping a podcast going

    Wonder why the move away from iTunes? I'm sure most teams that did podcasts used to post their podcasts there and on their sites...

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 20:48

    Someone has uploaded the full portuguese version of the Senna Movie on YouTube....

    subtitled?

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 20:48

    more predicting

    http://www.anf1blog.com/2011/03/introducing-the-2011-an-f1-blog-predictions-championship/

  • Alianora La Canta25/03/2011 at 20:49

    Someone has uploaded the full portuguese version of the Senna Movie on YouTube....

    Must avoid looking at that - wouldn't want to spoil the treat of seeing it on a big screen.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:50

    subtitled?

    Not sure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuFERKDCpsA

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 20:55

    subtitled?

    Not sure: www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=IuFERKDCpsA

    No it isn't

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:06

    No it isn't

    I have decided not to watch it, but I never heard back from that guy at the studio. So I will email him again next week.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 21:27

    R5L F1 show starts in 3mins

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 21:28

    R5L F1 show starts in 3mins

    OOh yay! Thanks for reminding :)

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 21:28

    morning all. I see Andy Murray has forgotten how to play tennis again. 3 first round losses in a row!

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 21:29

    Hi Amy

    How's the local weather?

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 21:31

    I have decided not to watch it, but I never heard back from that guy at the studio. So I will email him again next week.

    I've watched the first few minutes, but stopped.

    I want to see it at the cinema, if I can find it in a cinema in my area.

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 21:31

    cold :(

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 21:32

    cold :(

    Wrap up well for today then

    Have a fantastic time!

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:33

    I've watched the first few minutes, but stopped.

    Same

    I want to see it at the cinema, if I can find it in a cinema in my area.

    I might have to watch it if I go see my Grandparents in the UK in summer

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 21:35

    i am very wrapped up in my giant jacket. Hope i don't regret not bringing gloves

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:35

    R5L F1 show starts in 3mins

    Thanks man - just in time!

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 21:36

    i am very wrapped up in my giant jacket. Hope i don't regret not bringing gloves

    Gloves?? How cold is it?!?

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 21:37

    Crofty and Pinky are cold too by the sounds of things

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:38

    i am very wrapped up in my giant jacket. Hope i don't regret not bringing gloves

    Gloves?? How cold is it?!?

    Crofty is cold too...

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 21:38

    i am very wrapped up in my giant jacket. Hope i don't regret not bringing gloves

    Is it not meant to be summer there?

    Are you doing any paddock tours today?

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:39

    Denny HUME?

    Crofty, thats a big fail...

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 21:40

    Denny HUME?

    Crofty, thats a big fail...

    BIG FAIL

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 21:40

    BIG FAIL

    *looks puzzled*

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 21:41

    *looks puzzled*

    It is pronounced Hullm

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 21:41

    It is pronounced Hullm

    oh.

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 21:41

    It is pronounced Hullm

    just about to type that

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 21:42

    Why do people think the key to Canada is tyre wear??

    Four big braking zones and not many corners are the key

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:42

    It is pronounced Hullm

    just about to type that

    I have tweeted.

  • Christine25/03/2011 at 21:43

    oh.

    How could you forget that? We got proper told off for that.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 21:43

    How could you forget that? We got proper told off for that.

    we did? i pronounce it hume.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 21:43

    How could you forget that? We got proper told off for that.

    :D

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:43

    It is pronounced Hullm

    We don't do those weird surname pronunciations in Kiwiland like the English do.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 21:44

    we did? i pronounce it hume.

    That's why you got proper told off

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:44

    Gahh Colin Murray is too hung up on the rear wing rules....

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 21:44

    Gahh Colin Murray is too hung up on the rear wing rules....

    because no-one can fathom it.

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 21:44

    we did? i pronounce it hume.

    most people with that surname, use that pronunciation.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:45

    because no-one can fathom it.

    I know ;)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:45

    we did? i pronounce it hume.

    You would be correct if he was English.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 21:46

    hehehe, (hearts) crofty and ant.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 21:46

    Is it not meant to be summer there?

    Autumn

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:47

    hehehe, (hearts) crofty and ant.

    Yeah, great to hear them again.

    Natalie Pinkham sounds good too.

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 21:47

    Steven I have 2 tours today

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:48

    The earphones I am using make weird creaking noises!

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 21:48

    Steven I have 2 tours today

    I didn't know they were both on the same day.

    Are you wearing a disguise for one of them?

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 21:48

    hehehe, (hearts) crofty and ant.

    I've missed them :)

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 21:48

    Natalie Pinkham sounds good too.

    Yeah, I think she's gonna be a great replacement for Holly. Sounds good so far

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:49

    Gah stupid other sports interruption :(

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:51

    David Frost does F1 now? ;)

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 21:52

    David Frost does F1 now? ;)

    That would be interesting

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:53

    I'm confused as to why I can hear F1 cars in the background?

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 21:53

    That would be interesting

    "let's look throooough, the sidepods".

  • RG25/03/2011 at 21:54

    I'm confused as to why I can hear F1 cars in the background?

    Support series?

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 21:54

    I'm confused as to why I can hear F1 cars in the background?

    It's probably just lewis at a lights junction pulling away

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:54

    It's probably just lewis at a lights junction pulling away

    Or Ron Dennis!

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 21:54

    I'm confused as to why I can hear F1 cars in the background?

    I imagine they are not F1 engines

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:54

    Support series?

    GP2?

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 21:54

    Or Ron Dennis!

    :D

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 21:55

    GP2?

    #askamy ?

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:55

    Ooh that was quick!

    @[email protected] it is the 2 seater Minardi

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 21:55

    Amy should know

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 21:55

    Support series?

    GP2?

    porsche or v8's.

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 21:55

    @[email protected] it is the 2 seater Minardi

    Ooh cool.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 21:55

    @[email protected] it is the 2 seater Minardi

    paul stoddart?

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 21:56

    Michael sounds like he's doing a William shatner impression sometimes

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 21:56

    Everyone wants to see Schumacher win a race???

    WRONG

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:57

    Everyone wants to see Schumacher win a race???

    Depends on the circumstances

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 21:57

    getting a nauseous feeling

    *lowers volume*

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 21:57

    GP2?

    Finished until Europe

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 21:58

    Everyone wants to see Schumacher win a race???

    I think I'd like him to be quick..... Mainly so someone can crush him without me feeling sorry for him.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 21:58

    Depends on the circumstances

    I don't mind him winning as long as ten people finish in front of him

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:58

    I think I'd like him to be quick..... Mainly so someone can crush him without me feeling sorry for him.

    It's not right for him to be so slow.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 21:58

    I think I'd like him to be quick..... Mainly so someone can crush him without me feeling sorry for him.

    You feel sorry for him???

    How?

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 21:59

    YES! He does look like Leo now, thank you natalie.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:59

    Ha! Natalie Pinkham referred to Rosberg as Britney!

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 21:59

    Wow! That was quick!

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 22:00

    YES! He does look like Leo now, thank you natalie.

    maybe he could do some inception work on schumi, to convince him to retire, again?

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 22:00

    maybe he could do some inception work on schumi, to convince him to retire, again?

    Yeah! Lukeh, you didn't plan to sleep before qualy, right? ;)

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 22:01

    You feel sorry for him???

    It feels mean to make fun of a sad old man.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 22:02

    You feel sorry for him???

    It feels mean to make fun of a sad old man.

    I agree. It was almost not enjoyable to see him get beat last year. Not like in 2006 at least

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 22:02

    It feels mean to make fun of a sad old man.

    It's easier to ignore him in the midfield

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 22:03

    I agree. It was almost not enjoyable to see him get beat last year. Not like in 2006 at least

    I enjoyed it

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 22:03

    I enjoyed it

    Wouldn't it be so much better if he brought his A game and still got beaten?

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 22:03

    Wouldn't it be so much better if he brought his A game and still got beaten?

    I think so.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 22:03

    Friday Nighht Dinner on Ch4 looks funny, just about to start

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 22:04

    the 2 seater starts very early every day. I Can hear it from my house :)

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 22:04

    Wouldn't it be so much better if he brought his A game and still got beaten?

    No.Then there is the slight chance he will win.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 22:04

    the 2 seater starts very early every day. I Can hear it from my house :)

    I wonder how much money stoddy makes from that?

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 22:05

    Friday Nighht Dinner on Ch4 looks funny, just about to start

    i've been enjoying the series. mark heap is funny.

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 22:06

    Hehe NZ beat SA in the cricket... I may have shouted in excitement about it while in the silent compartment of the train ;)

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 22:06

    i've been enjoying the series. mark heap is funny.

    How long has it been running?

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 22:06

    i've been enjoying the series. mark heap is funny.

    love Mark heap in anything he does :)

    I've been enjoying Twenty Twelve on BBC3 personally too

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 22:06

    How long has it been running?

    3 or 4 weeks I think

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 22:07

    How long has it been running?

    3 episodes, a week off for comic relief. they should still be available on 4od.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 22:07

    3 episodes, a week off for comic relief. they should still be available on 4od.

    Cool, ta

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 22:08

    I've been enjoying Twenty Twelve on BBC3 personally too

    i got "look around you" series 2 on DVD, and mark heap does a cameo in that. really funny.

    and he was the voice of stressed eric, if anyone remembers that

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 22:10

    Wow Gavin!

    I knew you were really in to your running and everything but I didn't realise you'd gone this far: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90207

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 22:11

    i got "look around you" series 2 on DVD, and mark heap does a cameo in that. really funny.

    Ohhh that is fantastic too. So well done :)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 22:12

    I knew you were really in to your running and everything but I didn't realise you'd gone this far: www.autosport.com…port.php/id/90207

    Yeah you wish! I think I'm a definite 5K-er ;)

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 22:12

    Yeah you wish! I think I'm a definite 5K-er ;)

    Every time I look at the autosport homepage I think of you :)

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 22:13

    Every time I look at the autosport homepage I think of you :)

    You're such a sweetie Alex!

  • Alex Andronov25/03/2011 at 22:13

    Every time I look at the autosport homepage I think of you :)

    I only know one Gavin

  • RubberGoat25/03/2011 at 22:13

    Right, sleep time. See you for qually, ladies and gents!

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 22:14

    Right, sleep time. See you for qually, ladies and gents!

    night Gavin

  • Lukeh25/03/2011 at 22:14

    Right, sleep time. See you for qually, ladies and gents!

    Same here. Night guys!

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 22:14

    See ya Mr Goat

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 22:14

    Same here. Night guys!

    night Lukeh

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 22:15

    Same here. Night guys!

    G'night fella

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 22:15

    Good night sleepers

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 22:22

    No.Then there is the slight chance he will win.

    i don't think i could handle this possibility.

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 22:24

    waiting for ms lotus

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 22:30

    waiting for ms lotus

    Hope you get to blag some merch

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 22:35

    Amys on her Lotus tour :D I'm getting a coffee. Mmmm :) Eddie Vedder was excellent last night too!

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 22:37

    Amys on her Lotus tour :D I'm getting a coffee. Mmmm :) Eddie Vedder was excellent last night too!

    Hi Pamela

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 22:37

    Amys on her Lotus tour :D I'm getting a coffee. Mmmm :) Eddie Vedder was excellent last night too!

    Sounds like a good start to the day. Would Lotus not let her take you with her?

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 22:42

    Sounds like a good start to the day. Would Lotus not let her take you with her?

    No. I was hoping to get through the front gate, just into the track, but no. Aus GP very kindly told Amy she could bring me along on her tour this afternoon so that's ace :)

    Plus I've already had a Lotus tour this week so I feel like this weekend will have had plenty of excitement. Hope Amy is meeting Heikki right about now!

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 22:43

    Hi Pamela

    Hey bassano. When are you going to the US?

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 22:43

    Hey bassano. When are you going to the US?

    Next Thursday :D

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 22:44

    Next Thursday :D

    Awesome!! How long will your trip be?

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 22:45

    No. I was hoping to get through the front gate, just into the track, but no. Aus GP very kindly told Amy she could bring me along on her tour this afternoon so that's ace :)

    At least you get one tour today.

    Plus I've already had a Lotus tour this week so I feel like this weekend will have had plenty of excitement. Hope Amy is meeting Heikki right about now!

    Lotus and sidepodcast need to do a deal on tours

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 22:45

    Awesome!! How long will your trip be?

    Just the weekend, back home Monday morning

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 22:47

    Lotus and sidepodcast need to do a deal on tours

    Yes!

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 22:48

    Lotus and sidepodcast need to do a deal on tours

    i approve of this

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 22:49

    Lotus and sidepodcast need to do a deal on tours

    Haha. Good idea :)

    Aus GP twitter lady said yesterday that only Lotus and Virgin have offered tours for Aus GP to give away in comps. I have seen Mclaren and red bull tours so I assume they are via members forum etc. Why about the other two thirds of the teams?

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 22:49

    Lotus and sidepodcast need to do a deal on tours

    Sounds like we've had enough experience to run the tours by now!!

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 22:50

    Just the weekend, back home Monday morning

    Cool. Who's going to the meetup?

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 22:52

    Cool. Who's going to the meetup?

    Kai, Janna, Boston Red Scott and possibly some locals if there's a Debrief this weekend plugging it

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 22:53

    Why about the other two thirds of the teams?

    I assume the other teams run tours but don't publicise them

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 22:54

    Kai, Janna, Boston Red Scott and possibly some locals if there's a Debrief this weekend plugging it

    Oooh Janna's going over too? :) There was me thinking only you were mad enough for that :P

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 22:54

    I assume the other teams run tours but don't publicise them

    Why wouldn't you want people to know you do nice things for fans?

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 22:54

    Why wouldn't you want people to know you do nice things for fans?

    Beats me

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 22:55

    Oooh Janna's going over too? :) There was me thinking only you were mad enough for that :P

    It appears I really am a bad influence :)

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 22:56

    Kai, Janna, Boston Red Scott and possibly some locals if there's a Debrief this weekend plugging it

    Oh yeah perhaps some others might come along who hear the podast. We didn't have any new takers for breakfast. There were others at Joe but they didn't say hi. Oh well. We won't take it personally. Hahaha. :D

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 22:57

    Oh yeah perhaps some others might come along who hear the podast. We didn't have any new takers for breakfast. There were others at Joe but they didn't say hi. Oh well. We won't take it personally. Hahaha. :D

    I've been trying for years, it's quite difficult

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 23:02

    I've been trying for years, it's quite difficult

    Pat is promoting the meetup on twitter.

  • Pat W25/03/2011 at 23:03

    Pat is promoting the meetup on twitter.

    #lurking

    Thought it would be a good time with the time diff and several around post-IndyCar practice

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 23:03

    Thought it would be a good time with the time diff and several around post-IndyCar practice

    Good man :)

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 23:07

    tour was awesome! No staff were allowed into the paddock until 10 because of the curfew but i got to see lots anyway. Even in Heikki's driver room! And she took a pic of me holding part of the car :) i also learned Heikki's new trainer is a guy called Adam

  • Alison25/03/2011 at 23:07

    Yaaaaaaaaay! http://flic.kr/p/9tfGMZ

  • Jordan F125/03/2011 at 23:07

    {In a sarcastic David Letterman voice: In the style of the Squirrels in Central Park line of jokes....} Greetings from Sunny and Frigid Tundraland everyone. It is so cold here that normal communications have been reduced to the speed of.....

    Nah, that joke about tweetdeck got old yesterday......

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 23:08

    totally off-topic, but....

    i am behind by a week on my buzz out loud episodes, did anyone else know that benito is leaving to go to gamespot?

    he was doing well (apart from one of the sxsw episode).

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:09

    tour was awesome! No staff were allowed into the paddock until 10 because of the curfew but i got to see lots anyway. Even in Heikki's driver room! And she took a pic of me holding part of the car :) i also learned Heikki's new trainer is a guy called Adam

    Sounds awesome. Can''t believe you got into Heikki's room

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 23:09

    Yaaaaaaaaay! http://flic.kr/p/9tfGMZ

    At last! Good for you

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:09

    Yaaaaaaaaay! http://flic.kr/p/9tfGMZ

    Well done

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:10

    Nah, that joke about tweetdeck got old yesterday......

    :D

  • Jordan F125/03/2011 at 23:10

    tour was awesome! No staff were allowed into the paddock until 10 because of the curfew but i got to see lots anyway. Even in Heikki's driver room! And she took a pic of me holding part of the car :) i also learned Heikki's new trainer is a guy called Adam

    Sounds awesome. Can''t believe you got into Heikki's room

    Well obviously Lotus made sure Heikki was locked in a secure location, for everyone's safety.... :P

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 23:10

    Sounds awesome. Can''t believe you got into Heikki's room

    I can't believe Amy agreed to leave it ;)

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 23:10

    none of the drivers were in yet so mabel said it was Ok :)

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 23:11

    Yaaaaaaaaay! http://flic.kr/p/9tfGMZ

    Congrats

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:12

    none of the drivers were in yet so mabel said it was Ok :)

    But now you know how to get there

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 23:13

    tour was awesome! No staff were allowed into the paddock until 10 because of the curfew but i got to see lots anyway. Even in Heikki's driver room! And she took a pic of me holding part of the car :) i also learned Heikki's new trainer is a guy called Adam

    Yay. Sounds awesome. Is Adam on twitter? Hehe :D

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 23:14

    Lotus and sidepodcast need to do a deal on tours

    lotus said last night anyone is welcome to go visit their factory for a tour. just email them.

    that was easy.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:15

    lotus said last night anyone is welcome to go visit their factory for a tour. just email them.

    They have a great attitude. I'm impressed with them.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 23:16

    lotus said last night anyone is welcome to go visit their factory for a tour. just email them.

    I saw a couple of those twitvids, spookily quiet. Bet your nemeses enjoy it, seeing their hard work still proudly on display

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 23:16

    tour was awesome! No staff were allowed into the paddock until 10 because of the curfew but i got to see lots anyway. Even in Heikki's driver room! And she took a pic of me holding part of the car :) i also learned Heikki's new trainer is a guy called Adam

    wow!!

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 23:16

    I saw a couple of those twitvids, spookily quiet. Bet your nemeses enjoy it, seeing their hard work still proudly on display

    hehe, did you see their tweet?

  • Jordan F125/03/2011 at 23:17

    Sounds awesome. Can''t believe you got into Heikki's room

    I can't believe Amy agreed to leave it ;)

    Who said anything about Amy agreeing to leave it, Bassano ? Lotus propably made sure the last thing on the tour, least Amy "complaining" that was the only thing she saw....

    ...I know, yeah, rrrrriiiiiiiiggght!

    I want to know how many Lotus Team Members it TOOK to remove Amy from Heikki's room.... :P

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 23:17

    lotus said last night anyone is welcome to go visit their factory for a tour. just email them.

    Yeah thats what I did. Easy. Just pay £80. It was worth it.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 23:17

    hehe, did you see their tweet?

    No, I don't think I follow them

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 23:18

    No, I don't think I follow them

    in response to the live lotus clip: https://twitter.com/#!/a_f1podcast/status/51167983384526848

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:18

    tour was awesome! No staff were allowed into the paddock until 10 because of the curfew but i got to see lots anyway. Even in Heikki's driver room! And she took a pic of me holding part of the car :) i also learned Heikki's new trainer is a guy called Adam

    Seems unnecessary but POINTS

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 23:18

    I want to know how many Lotus Team Members it TOOK to remove Amy from Heikki's room.... :P

    none.

    how many it would have taken had Heikki been in there: different story :)

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 23:19

    Yeah thats what I did. Easy. Just pay £80. It was worth it.

    ooh, they didn't say it cost money.

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 23:19

    there was only 3 staff i saw. Mabel, a girl who made me coffee and their security guard.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 23:20

    there was only 3 staff i saw. Mabel, a girl who made me coffee and their security guard.

    f1 curfew seems odd.

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 23:20

    in response to the live lotus clip: https://twitter.c…51167983384526848

    @sidepodcast beautiful. My dream has always been to be mentioned then have a period of awkward silence

    :)

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 23:21

    mabel also said their gear was very last minute so she only has one hoody for all weekend. I really wanted to steal it, they are gorgeous!

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:21

    there was only 3 staff i saw. Mabel, a girl who made me coffee and their security guard.

    They made you coffee?

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 23:22

    f1 curfew seems odd.

    I thought that applied to trackside staff to prevent all-nighters

    This was at Hingham wasn't it?

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 23:22

    They made you coffee?

    POINTS

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:22

    f1 curfew seems odd.

    F1 tradition was everyone worked through the night every night. Not being allowed in till 10am is odd. In most categories of motor racing you have to sign on before that.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 23:23

    This was at Hingham wasn't it?

    you've crossed the streams. or i have, sorry.

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 23:23

    nespresso :)

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:23

    mabel also said their gear was very last minute so she only has one hoody for all weekend. I really wanted to steal it, they are gorgeous!

    Did you give her your address to send it to you? :D

    Who do we tweet to thank for your tour? Seems only fair since we spammed everyone complaining

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 23:23

    ooh, they didn't say it cost money.

    Oh. I assumed they were talking about the same tour? Maybe not? I did a two hour factory tour in January. I think that was the third set of tours they have run? At the end they give you a goody bag. I loved it.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 23:24

    Oh. I assumed they were talking about the same tour? Maybe not? I did a two hour factory tour in January. I think that was the third set of tours they have run? At the end they give you a goody bag. I loved it.

    the probably were, just neglected that bit :)

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 23:24

    you've crossed the streams. or i have, sorry.

    The video was from the factory. I thought curfews were for track staff

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:24

    This was at Hingham wasn't it?

    I don't think they flew Amy to Norfolk for her tour

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 23:24

    Who do we tweet to thank for your tour? Seems only fair since we spammed everyone complaining

    we must do a post once amy's survived the weekend too.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 23:25

    The video was from the factory. I thought curfews were for track staff

    yes. i was replying to amy.

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 23:25

    I don't think they flew Amy to Norfolk for her tour

    POIN... oh.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:25

    The video was from the factory. I thought curfews were for track staff

    Correct

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:25

    we must do a post once amy's survived the weekend too.

    Good idea

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 23:25

    crofty:

    And in food related news, amazing scrambled eggs at 2doorsdown this morning & the guys have given us muffins for later. How nice is that :)

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 23:25

    I don't think they flew Amy to Norfolk for her tour

    Now that would be awesome!

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:26

    POIN... oh.

    :D

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:26

    And in food related news, amazing scrambled eggs at 2doorsdown this morning & the guys have given us muffins for later. How nice is that :)

    The are a day late for the sidepodbreakfast at 2 doors down

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:27

    Now that would be awesome!

    Especially if they could get her back in time for FP3

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 23:28

    The are a day late for the sidepodbreakfast at 2 doors down

    Are they on UK time and think it's still Friday? Hehe

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 23:29

    See u guy later :)

  • Pamela25/03/2011 at 23:29

    * guys

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 23:29

    See u guy later :)

    bye Pamela

  • Jordan F125/03/2011 at 23:31

    I don't think they flew Amy to Norfolk for her tour

    Imgine TF beating Virgin to Hypersonic (Space) Commerical Air Travel....it would take something like that to get Amy from Oz to Norfolk and back within 24 hours.... If TF could pull that off, where do I get a set of his airline's pilot's wings ?

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 23:31

    maybe tweet myteamlotus, tw_teamlotus or mabeld.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:31

    Are they on UK time and think it's still Friday? Hehe

    :D

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:31

    See u guy later :)

    Have a great day

  • Jordan F125/03/2011 at 23:35

    Well, I have a few things here to do, so see everyone at Qual.

  • Steven Roy25/03/2011 at 23:36

    Well, I have a few things here to do, so see everyone at Qual.

    See you later

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 23:36

    Well, I have a few things here to do, so see everyone at Qual.

    bye Jordan

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 23:37

    Bye Pamela, Jordan

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 23:38

    I'm already getting crushed at the paddock fence. I don't think pamela will get in here :(

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 23:43

    Kamui's missing engine cover

    http://picolio.auto123.com/art-images/129388/f1-gp-australie-009.JPG/scale-484x363

  • Paul25/03/2011 at 23:44

    The are a day late for the sidepodbreakfast at 2 doors down

    Booooo!!

  • Amy25/03/2011 at 23:44

    I'm going to die of crush asphyxiation

  • Mr C25/03/2011 at 23:45

    video ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/a-guide-to-turbulence-and-the-f1-overtaking-problem

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 23:45

    I'm going to die of crush asphyxiation

    Can you wait until it dies down a little?

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 23:45

    I'm going to die of crush asphyxiation

    no you're not. not on my watch.

  • Paul25/03/2011 at 23:47

    I am saving my legs by still being in the hotel

    #lazy

  • Bassano25/03/2011 at 23:55

    Even if Shuey is in it, this is quite funny

    The last guy has a bit of a wobbly head though

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9DBlGpnzqY&sns=em

  • startledbunny25/03/2011 at 23:58

    Even if Shuey is in it, this is quite funny

    Still imagining Britney doing an Inception on Schumi. (hearing soundtrack from Inception in my head)

  • startledbunny26/03/2011 at 00:06

    I predict that the BBC will use this track at some point during the season.

    Especially if Nico wins.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkvNmb9tMII

    night all, looking forward to Quali.

  • Bassano26/03/2011 at 00:08

    night all, looking forward to Quali.

    Nigght SB

  • Amy26/03/2011 at 00:23

    Heikki signed my flag again then posed for a photo. And i saw Catherine :D

  • Bassano26/03/2011 at 00:25

    Heikki signed my flag again then posed for a photo. And i saw Catherine :D

    He's gonna start recognising you soon.

    #Superfan

  • Steven Roy26/03/2011 at 00:25

    Heikki signed my flag again then posed for a photo. And i saw Catherine :D

    Is this on your second tour of the morning?