Hello everyone and welcome to Sunday. Sit down, put your feet up and have a cupcake. Or maybe just take a moment or two to rest, curl up and have a bit of a nap? Go on, you deserve it, we all know it’s been a busy week..

While you’re putting your feet up on the sofa, why don’t you catch up with all the latest goings on here at the lovely Sidepodcast. Yesterday we live commented Qualifying, complete with fbfb and some funky night time graphics! You can catch up with FP3

and Qualifying results on Sidepodcast too! Not forgetting a recap of the post qualifying press conference! Thank you Christine for all the hard work you do for us!

Mr C has also created a wonderful post on f1 people who have embraced the world of google plus.

And before I forget, you really must check out the wonderful daily Stuart Taylor wrote for us yesterday which features a brilliant and different ‘how business is done in f1’ section. It’s a must read!

Moving on to some random links for you all then, hold on to your telescopes it’s a space special today.

• I’ve mentioned in the comments before how obsessed I am with the aurora borealis but upon reading about this hotel I’ve got my heart set on staying there once in my life. What an amazing idea!

• Don’t you just love looking at the sky? It’s so beautiful.

• Flying over the Earth must be such an amazing sight. Good job people take videos otherwise most of us would never get to see it! Wow!

One last little, non space, link for you. It’s cute, and it’s arty – happy drawing!

Enjoy the racing today, goodness Singapore is beautiful . I’m jealous of every single person there/who has been there.

71 responses

  • *Layla*25/09/2011 at 01:25

    One last little, non space, link for you. It’s cute, and it’s arty – happy drawing!

    This is fantastic! Or as Murray would say: FAAAAANTAAAAASTIC!!!

  • Kai25/09/2011 at 03:32

    I’ve mentioned in the comments before how obsessed I am with the aurora borealis but upon reading about this hotel I’ve got my heart set on staying there once in my life. What an amazing idea!

    I'm obsessed too and I haven't seen them yet in person. We need to go to Finland. The list of reasons why just keeps growing.

    We have to go and see a rally, use their best internet, watch the aurora borealis in the glass igloo hotel, and see if I can find out where my grandmother was from.

  • That'll be the Day25/09/2011 at 09:00

    How well do you know your Formula 1 history?

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

    - Who, out of Senna and Prost, was on pole position for the Portuguese Grand Prix of 1988?

  • lou25/09/2011 at 09:04

    This is fantastic! Or as Murray would say: FAAAAANTAAAAASTIC!!!

    i know! it's a cute bit of fun :)

  • lou25/09/2011 at 09:05

    We have to go and see a rally, use their best internet, watch the aurora borealis in the glass igloo hotel, and see if I can find out where my grandmother was from.

    sidepodtrip! :)

  • Amy25/09/2011 at 10:22

    race day! We are nomming on Carrefour jaffa cakes while we wait for the drivers parade. That's not very Asian.

  • Steven Roy25/09/2011 at 10:41

    We have to go and see a rally, use their best internet, watch the aurora borealis in the glass igloo hotel, and see if I can find out where my grandmother was from.

    Good plan

  • Steven Roy25/09/2011 at 10:43

    race day! We are nomming on Carrefour jaffa cakes while we wait for the drivers parade. That's not very Asian.

    Surely jaffa cakes are a global thing

  • Pat W25/09/2011 at 10:49

    Lou/others: This Aussie motorsport photographer appears to be doing his first GP this weekend, worth a read - http://www.speedshots.com.au/blog/

    on Twitter at @Nathan_Wong

    Found out via @SHagers.

  • Amy25/09/2011 at 10:57

    Surely jaffa cakes are a global thing

    the only place i see them in Australia is aldi

  • Nick (@Twiger)25/09/2011 at 15:32

    Imagine that chat with martin & christian happening between 2 managers after a football match

    Cant think of many other sports where it would happen

  • Amy25/09/2011 at 16:15

    Time to read 1200 comments in the race thread. Epic!

  • Journeyer25/09/2011 at 16:15

    Oh, and I was looking for covers of Downtown, I found this. Solid gold!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np-6kh0S7J8

  • Steven Roy25/09/2011 at 16:16

    Time to read 1200 comments in the race thread. Epic!

    Did you enjoy your day?

  • Lukeh25/09/2011 at 16:43

    Time to read 1200 comments in the race thread. Epic!

    Thats 1200 comments, right here on the BBC

    #whatifjakecommented

  • Bassano25/09/2011 at 16:48

    Wow, GP+ is mega quick this week

  • Amy25/09/2011 at 16:53

    Did you enjoy your day?

    it was ok, security a lot more over zealous than previous years for no reason which sucked some fun out of it. Fireworks were pretty though :D

    And I saw sutil this morning so that makes 3 drivers I've spotted in the hotel :)

  • Sidepodcast Classics25/09/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the Sidepodcast back catalogue.

    - BBC Pushing F1 at Every Opportunity

    Originally published 1 January 2009.

  • Steven Roy25/09/2011 at 17:00

    it was ok, security a lot more over zealous than previous years for no reason which sucked some fun out of it. Fireworks were pretty though :D

    OTT security is never good

  • Amy25/09/2011 at 17:21

    OTT security is never good

    I'll definitely be back next year :)

    Can save some money on this awesome hotel by arriving friday not thursday and I definitely won't get these $1k grandstand seats again. Not worth it when there's a GA platform right next to it, and the GA areas didn't seem to involve queuing from dawn like at other races. Turn up just before the drivers parade and you'll get an ok spot.

  • Bassano25/09/2011 at 17:45

    Can save some money on this awesome hotel by arriving friday not thursday and I definitely won't get these $1k grandstand seats again.

    That's an expensive Grandstand!

  • Amy25/09/2011 at 17:46

    That's an expensive Grandstand!

    waste of money on such a flat track

  • Alison25/09/2011 at 18:26

    Hiiiiii :)

    I'm in my new house :)

  • Bassano25/09/2011 at 18:58

    I'm in my new house :)

    Cool, how is it?

  • Andy Taylor25/09/2011 at 19:17

    That's an expensive Grandstand!

    Is that AU $ or Singapore $?

  • RG25/09/2011 at 19:35

    Hi folks, new team stuff: http://northernwaffler.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/new-leader-after-singapore/

  • Steven Roy25/09/2011 at 19:52

    Hiiiiii :)

    I'm in my new house :)

    Moved to the deep south already?

  • Jordan F125/09/2011 at 21:11

    Greetings everyone. Almost ready to publish my Film Review for Day of the Jackal, but I have to know if Mr. C(hacal) was used as a technical advisor... :p

  • Steven Roy25/09/2011 at 21:22

    Greetings everyone. Almost ready to publish my Film Review for Day of the Jackal, but I have to know if Mr. C(hacal) was used as a technical advisor... :p

    Mr. C as a hitman? Interesting

  • Jordan_F125/09/2011 at 21:28

    Steven Roy: 25/09/2011 at 22:22:45

    Greetings everyone. Almost ready to publish my Film Review for Day of the Jackal, but I have to know if Mr. C(hacal) was used as a technical advisor... :p

    Mr. C as a hitman? Interesting

    Not quite that Chacal means "Jackal" in Spanish or French and starts with the letter "C" or anything like that..... Plus I head that Spinal Tap is missing another drummer (again) lately....

  • Jordan_F125/09/2011 at 21:43

    Yeah! Just updated The Film Listing on My blog site.

    http://jdkallen.wordpress.com/

    Sadly, mostly war films at teh moment but a couple of political thrillers to come...

  • Steven Roy25/09/2011 at 21:46

    Not quite that Chacal means "Jackal" in Spanish or French and starts with the letter "C" or anything like that..... Plus I head that Spinal Tap is missing another drummer (again) lately....

    Seems convincing enough

  • Steven Roy25/09/2011 at 21:50

    Yeah! Just updated The Film Listing on My blog site.

    I had no idea there was a film called Passchendaele. Must dig that out.

  • Amy25/09/2011 at 22:04

    checking out at the same time as most of lotus, their travel kit is the rugby jersey in their shop. I like it. Also Paul and his girlfriend have just come back from what appears to have been a big night out :D

  • jpancoast25/09/2011 at 22:06

    Mr. C as a hitman? Interesting

    Well, we do know he doesn't like his picture being taken...

  • Steven Roy25/09/2011 at 22:07

    checking out at the same time as most of lotus, their travel kit is the rugby jersey in their shop. I like it. Also Paul and his girlfriend have just come back from what appears to have been a big night out :D

    So if you turn up with the rugby shirt you can fly with the team

  • Steven Roy25/09/2011 at 22:07

    Well, we do know he doesn't like his picture being taken...

    And he killed Ringo like it was nothing to him

  • jpancoast25/09/2011 at 22:08

    checking out at the same time as most of lotus, their travel kit is the rugby jersey in their shop. I like it. Also Paul and his girlfriend have just come back from what appears to have been a big night out :D

    I'm guessing you'll lap them all on the way to the airport :)

  • Amy25/09/2011 at 22:10

    i get the impression the amber lounge must have just closed as in the very short walk to the train station we also saw Buemi, Senna and a hilariously drunk Alonso all coming from that direction

  • Pat W25/09/2011 at 22:24

    i get the impression the amber lounge must have just closed as in the very short walk to the train station we also saw Buemi, Senna and a hilariously drunk Alonso all coming from that direction

    Fantastic. :)

  • Pat W25/09/2011 at 22:27

    Greetings everyone. Almost ready to publish my Film Review for Day of the Jackal, but I have to know if Mr. C(hacal) was used as a technical advisor... :p

    I don't think I've seen the original version, other than a few clips. The Bruce Willis version is very different but I do like it.

  • Steven Roy25/09/2011 at 22:30

    I don't think I've seen the original version, other than a few clips. The Bruce Willis version is very different but I do like it.

    They remade it with Bruce Willis??? That sounds horrible

    The original is a great film but very dated now. Doesn't have the impact it used to have but that may just be because I have seen it a few times

  • Pat W25/09/2011 at 22:32

    They remade it with Bruce Willis??? That sounds horrible

    It sounds horrible but it isn't as bad as it could've been, he isn't swaggering around all gung ho. It isn't too cerebral either though.

  • Steven Roy25/09/2011 at 22:33

    It sounds horrible but it isn't as bad as it could've been, he isn't swaggering around all gung ho. It isn't too cerebral either though.

    I love the thought of Bruce Willis being cerebral. Closest he got was Moonlighting but that just ended up being very weird

  • Pat W25/09/2011 at 22:34

    Are you going to watch the Colts-Steelers game later? I'm not working tomorrow and I've not seen any NFL yet this season so I might see the first couple of quarters.

  • Pat W25/09/2011 at 22:35

    I love the thought of Bruce Willis being cerebral. Closest he got was Moonlighting but that just ended up being very weird

    He does fire a rotary gun at Jack Black, to be honest its worth watching for that alone

  • jpancoast25/09/2011 at 22:37

    He does fire a rotary gun at Jack Black, to be honest its worth watching for that alone

    I thinK I saw it when it came out. I think I only remember the ending. Maybe.

  • Steven Roy25/09/2011 at 22:37

    Are you going to watch the Colts-Steelers game later? I'm not working tomorrow and I've not seen any NFL yet this season so I might see the first couple of quarters.

    Yes. I fell asleep at half time last week and will probably do the same this week regardless of intentions. The Colts have relied on their quarterback Peyton Manning to get results for years and he has a neck injury so it will be intersting to see what they are like without him. He calls most of his own plays unlike any other QB in the NFL so it will ruin their rythm for the coaches to send in plays and to have a QB who can't read the defence and change the play after they are set

  • Pat W25/09/2011 at 22:39

    I thinK I saw it when it came out. I think I only remember the ending. Maybe.

    I was just trying to remember the ending, I remember lots about it apart from the end. I suppose I should watch it again then. :) And the original.

  • Steven Roy25/09/2011 at 22:39

    I am going to disappear for 45 minutes but I will be back before the 1:20 kick off

  • jpancoast25/09/2011 at 22:39

    I was just trying to remember the ending, I remember lots about it apart from the end. I suppose I should watch it again then. :) And the original.

    Was there a subway chase of some sort at or near the end?

  • Pat W25/09/2011 at 22:39

    Was there a subway chase of some sort at or near the end?

    Aha yes there was, that's it.

  • Pat W25/09/2011 at 22:40

    Yes. I fell asleep at half time last week and will probably do the same this week regardless of intentions. The Colts have relied on their quarterback Peyton Manning to get results for years and he has a neck injury so it will be intersting to see what they are like without him. He calls most of his own plays unlike any other QB in the NFL so it will ruin their rythm for the coaches to send in plays and to have a QB who can't read the defence and change the play after they are set

    Interesting then

  • jpancoast25/09/2011 at 22:42

    Was there a subway chase of some sort at or near the end?

    Aha yes there was, that's it.

    I think the reason I remember that is because the subway was supposed to be in RIchmond (VA), at least in the movie.

    There is no subway in Richmond IRL. That always annoyed me.

  • Jordan F125/09/2011 at 22:42

    Steven Roy 25/09/2011 at 22:50:15

    Yeah! Just updated The Film Listing on My blog site.

    I had no idea there was a film called Passchendaele. Must dig that out.

    Yeah. Paul Gross is a Canadian Actor that funded most of the project. it covers the really infamous part of Passchendale when the Candian Corps entered the line in mid-October until early Novembe. It is based on Paul's Grandfather who served there. You may or may not have to go though the foreign films section to find it although.

  • Journeyer25/09/2011 at 22:43

    i get the impression the amber lounge must have just closed as in the very short walk to the train station we also saw Buemi, Senna and a hilariously drunk Alonso all coming from that direction

    Hilariously drunk? You must tell us more. :D

  • Pat W25/09/2011 at 22:43

    There is no subway in Richmond IRL. That always annoyed me.

    Ah right, a bit of artistic licence. I've never understood things like that when they go to lengths to make the rest mostly believable.

  • Jordan F125/09/2011 at 22:44

    jpancoast 25/09/2011 at 23:06:07

    Mr. C as a hitman? Interesting

    Well, we do know he doesn't like his picture being taken...

    I hear he look like Edmund Fox with an ING cap on his head.... :p

  • Kai25/09/2011 at 22:54

    Are you going to watch the Colts-Steelers game later? I'm not working tomorrow and I've not seen any NFL yet this season so I might see the first couple of quarters.

    Yes, Pat. I got back from Providence, Rhode Island earlier, watched the race, read the comments, and I'll watch the game. I hope you're going to watch, too.

  • Pat W25/09/2011 at 22:58

    Yes, Pat. I got back from Providence, Rhode Island earlier, watched the race, read the comments, and I'll watch the game. I hope you're going to watch, too.

    As much as I can, the games are a bit long though

  • Kai25/09/2011 at 23:14

    As much as I can, the games are a bit long though

    Yes, and it's very late for you guys.

  • Pat W25/09/2011 at 23:15

    Yes, and it's very late for you guys.

    Yep. If I had Sky I'd watch an earlier game instead.

  • Kai25/09/2011 at 23:53

    I went to WaterFire in Providence, Rhode Island last night and I took some pictures.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/106400214729093018812/WaterFireProvidenceRhodeIsland02?authkey=Gv1sRgCI_FoseWhqz-VQ

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 00:01

    I went to WaterFire in Providence, Rhode Island last night and I took some pictures.

    https://picasaweb…sRgCI_FoseWhqz-VQ

    Nice

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:04

    Nice

    Thanks. I wish it wasn't so hot and muggy. There's another one in 2 weeks that I may go to again if it's cooler, but I don't know yet.

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 00:10

    Thanks. I wish it wasn't so hot and muggy. There's another one in 2 weeks that I may go to again if it's cooler, but I don't know yet.

    Regular thing then? Seem to be a fair few people there

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:11

    Regular thing then? Seem to be a fair few people there

    yeah, it runs from May through October every 2 weeks.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:13

    I went to WaterFire in Providence, Rhode Island last night and I took some pictures.

    Looks fabulous

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:13

    yeah, it runs from May through October every 2 weeks.

    Looks more like a winter thing

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:14

    Looks fabulous

    It really is. The last 2 times I went I was in a relationship. Each one broke up shortly after that, even though we had a really good time there. So this time I just went on my own. I guess I'll be breaking up with myself soon.

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:16

    Looks more like a winter thing

    I guess they go as far into fall as they can. Once the snow falls people can't walk around very well.