Hello Sidepodcast fans, it is Tuesday the 26th July 2011. Two days on from a thrilling German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, which does seem to produce better racing than the chopped up Hockeinheim. I hope your start to the week has been good, but fear not Tuesdays are generally better than Mondays

F1 News

Random factoid for you all the result of the German Grand Prix saw McLaren, Ferrari and Red Bull drivers on the podium, this though has only happened 3 other times:

Race123
German GP 2011McLarenFerrariRed Bull
Monaco GP 2011Red BullFerrariMcLaren
Hungarian GP 2009McLarenFerrariRed Bull
European GP 2007McLarenFerrariRed Bull

Bar the Monaco GP this year (where first and third flipped) a McLaren driver has won all such of these events with Ferrari always finishing second and the Red Bull in third place. Spooky, eh?

Non-F1 Stuff

  • The London Underground map is a pretty complex map with lines going here there and everywhere, well Crispian Jago has complied a Doctor Who London Underground styled map. Needless to say its pretty confusing.

Now I must leave you once more so all that is left for me to do is say I hope you have a good day and I shall see you in the comments!

356 responses

  • Jeremy25/07/2011 at 23:42

    FYI: the daily from 25-07 is loading as the current thread in http://sidepodcast.com/realtime/

  • Sidepodcast Update25/07/2011 at 23:45
  • Jordan F126/07/2011 at 00:35

    Morning. Anyone around ?

  • Sidepodcast Update26/07/2011 at 05:45
  • Christine26/07/2011 at 06:39

    Wowsers, that Doctor Who map is mammoth!

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 06:48

    i has nothing to add to the conversation. but would like it noted that christine woke me up stupid-early today ;)

  • Nick (@Twiger)26/07/2011 at 07:01

    i has nothing to add to the conversation. but would like it noted that christine woke me up stupid-early today ;)

    Ouch, pre 8am is painfull!

  • Alison26/07/2011 at 07:05

    Ouch, pre 8am is painfull!

    Wimps!!

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 07:31

    i has nothing to add to the conversation. but would like it noted that christine woke me up stupid-early today ;)

    Stupid early! Pah!

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 07:31

    Wowsers, that Doctor Who map is mammoth!

    Wasn't that Doctor Who map on Lukeh's daily the other day? Or am I going potty?

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 07:33

    Wasn't that Doctor Who map on Lukeh's daily the other day? Or am I going potty?

    It was indeed: http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-22nd-july-2011

    Phew not going mad :)

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 07:34

    It was indeed: sidepodcast.com/p…ly-22nd-july-2011

    It is wonderful though and so complicated it must be worth looking at again :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 07:56

    morning all

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 09:01

    Just reading up on some GP3 news from this year. 10 winners in the 10 races so far this year? That's insane

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 09:03

    Just reading up on some GP3 news from this year. 10 winners in the 10 races so far this year? That's insane

    Yep - it's a bit all over the place, but then again, it's had something like 35-37 drivers in it...

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 09:05

    Just reading up on some GP3 news from this year. 10 winners in the 10 races so far this year? That's insane

    Yep - it's a bit all over the place, but then again, it's had something like 35-37 drivers in it...

    They've all gotta race somewhere, I guess... :D At this rate, they could have a title deciding round where you need to have won a race to be on the grid. :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 09:06

    They've all gotta race somewhere, I guess... :D At this rate, they could have a title deciding round where you need to have won a race to be on the grid. :D

    Last year, Gutierrez won the title in qualifying. Final races made utterly pointless.

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 09:08

    Last year, Gutierrez won the title in qualifying. Final races made utterly pointless.

    Wait, hang on. They award points in qualifying?

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 09:08

    Wait, hang on. They award points in qualifying?

    MOst feeder categories do. GP2 and GP3 award 2 points for pole

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 09:09

    MOst feeder categories do. GP2 and GP3 award 2 points for pole

    ...and a bonus point for fastest lap, but only if you finish inside the top ten

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 09:09

    Most feeder categories do. GP2 and GP3 award 2 points for pole

    Never knew that. I find that odd when most top-level categories do the exact opposite, awarding no points in quali. A bit inconsistent there, if you ask me.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 09:10

    I find that odd when most top-level categories do the exact opposite, awarding no points in quali.

    To be honest, I prefer no points in qualifying. Its only that - qualifying. A good grid position is a good enough earner.

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 09:18

    To be honest, I prefer no points in qualifying. Its only that - qualifying. A good grid position is a good enough earner.

    Me too. So why do feeder series do it?

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 09:21

    Me too. So why do feeder series do it?

    I have never known that to be honest. It just seems to be quite prevalent throughout the minor formulae

  • Janna26/07/2011 at 09:40

    Hello all, today is my 2 year Sidepodversary, sorry for inflicting myself on you for so long ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 09:41

    Morning Janna,

    Happy Anniversary

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 09:47

    Hello all, today is my 2 year Sidepodversary, sorry for inflicting myself on you for so long ;)

    Hahahaha! Happy Sidepodversary, Janna. :)

  • F1Wolf26/07/2011 at 10:03

    very strange approach I see from some of the autosport people on twitter. ridiculing people will not send the doubts away ... why they simply do not tell what was the deal with that Lotus Evora ride to Germany ...

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 10:22

    very strange approach I see from some of the autosport people on twitter. ridiculing people will not send the doubts away ...

    Not on Twitter at the moment, so I've no idea what you're on about

  • Nick (@Twiger)26/07/2011 at 10:35

    very strange approach I see from some of the autosport people on twitter. ridiculing people will not send the doubts away ... why they simply do not tell what was the deal with that Lotus Evora ride to Germany ...

    Ancient Proverb*: "People laugh off what they cant throw off"

    *this may or not be an actual proverb ancient or otherwise as i just made it up.

    I dont think there is anything there to worry about, but it defiantly wasnt the smartest thing to do given the recent controvacy about the headline and editors response to the criticizm

  • Sidepodcast Update26/07/2011 at 11:45
  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 11:53

    In place of who on wonders...

    "Boullier says Grosjean is now ready for second Formula 1 chance"

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/93396

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 11:54

    Oooohhh.... return of the long rally (finally)

    "Rally Monte Carlo reveals full route for 2012 WRC event"

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/93390

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 11:55

    In place of who one wonders...

    Heidfeld comes to mind - but then why run Bruno on Friday mornings?

    My thinking is Bruno would take the race seat, then Romain becomes 3rd driver.

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 11:56

    Oooohhh.... return of the long rally (finally)

    Some sloppy editing there. Still, thank goodness they're finally bringing the long rally back.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 11:57

    Heidfeld comes to mind - but then why run Bruno on Friday mornings?

    Long term though. Petrov seems fairly secure for the minute. I wonder if they are having serious doubts about Kubica's return

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 11:57

    Long term though. Petrov seems fairly secure for the minute. I wonder if they are having serious doubts about Kubica's return

    They could be. But if it came to that, I'd still promote the guy with more recent F1 experience - and that's Senna.

  • F1Wolf26/07/2011 at 12:04

    I dont think there is anything there to worry about, but it defiantly wasnt the smartest thing to do given the recent controvacy about the headline and editors response to the criticizm

    if they have nothing to hide what harm would it do to normally explain to those asking questions what is the deal. would be much simpler than the route they decided to take ...

  • F1Wolf26/07/2011 at 12:05

    My thinking is Bruno would take the race seat, then Romain becomes 3rd driver.

    saying that Grosjean is ready for another F1 chance does not sound like becoming 3rd driver ...

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 12:05

    if they have nothing to hide what harm would it do to normally explain to those asking questions what is the deal. would be much simpler than the route they decided to take ...

    i think it's just they find it odd people ask them about it - because journos were never really asked about it before.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 12:17

    saying that Grosjean is ready for another F1 chance does not sound like becoming 3rd driver ...

    Very true

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 12:18

    Hello all, today is my 2 year Sidepodversary, sorry for inflicting myself on you for so long ;)

    Bon Ivor

    Oh no I mean Bon Anniversaire

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 12:21

    saying that Grosjean is ready for another F1 chance does not sound like becoming 3rd driver ...

    Very true

    Yes, but it's also completely contradictory to having a 3rd driver (who they're giving FP running time on Friday) in the first place. Something doesn't make sense here.

  • Janna26/07/2011 at 12:22

    Oh no I mean Bon Anniversaire

    Thank you :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 12:22

    Something doesn't make sense here.

    Aye and that something may be "Un-Quick Nick"; however Renault will have to think hard before they stick an inexperienced driver in the seat.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 12:23

    If only there were points for race engineers:

    http://www.autosport.com/news/grapevine.php/id/93397

  • F1Wolf26/07/2011 at 12:23

    Yes, but it's also completely contradictory to having a 3rd driver (who they're giving FP running time on Friday) in the first place. Something doesn't make sense here.

    yes, Grosjean racing that well is perhaps not what was expected

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 12:24

    yes, Grosjean racing that well is perhaps not what was expected

    It's already been said recently that Renault would not interfere with Grosjean's GP2 efforts - which leaves him free post-Monza

  • Nick (@Twiger)26/07/2011 at 12:24

    They could be. But if it came to that, I'd still promote the guy with more recent F1 experience - and that's Senna.

    Grosjean is racing and winning.

    It was a risk to do that, if he had lost it would have killed his carrer.

    In the past 3 years Senna has just pootled around in a car way off the pace for 1 season. Grosjean has raced in a competitve car in F1 and won GP2 races in the same period,

    I like Bruno, but think Grosjean deserves it more

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 12:26

    In the past 3 years Senna has just pootled around in a car way off the pace for 1 season. Grosjean has raced in a competitve car in F1 and won GP2 races in the same period,

    But he was nowhere in that 2009 Renault as well. His current GP2 run is the only thing he has going for him. And to be honest, although he's leading that series, it's based more on consistency than raw speed.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 12:28

    it's based more on consistency than raw speed.

    The fact that everyone else can't go a race weekend without screwing up big time is a huge factor. The GP2 field has spent much of this year being well below par.

  • Nick (@Twiger)26/07/2011 at 12:28

    But he was nowhere in that 2009 Renault as well. His current GP2 run is the only thing he has going for him. And to be honest, although he's leading that series, it's based more on consistency than raw speed.

    In my opinion he is the best driver in the series at the moment.

    He wasnt stellar in 2009, but as mentioned earlier, look what happened to Fisichella and Badoa when they jumped in cars mid season

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 12:29

    He wasnt stellar in 2009, but as mentioned earlier, look what happened to Fisichella and Badoa when they jumped in cars mid season

    In all fairness, Grosjean wasn't particularly good in GP2 in 2009 either.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 12:41

    Ping --> Mixing it Live with British F3 and the FIA International Trophy

    http://t.co/ipOgGX7

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 12:44

    What... on... Earth...?

    http://www.destructoid.com/chinese-couple-sell-their-kids-to-pay-for-mmo-habit-206989.phtml

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 12:46

    What... on... Earth...?

    #happyplace

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:07

    Anyone about for a quick trivia question?

    (To brighten up the afternoon)

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 13:08

    Anyone about for a quick trivia question?

    Try me. :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:09

    What was the last year a Grand Prix was held on the Gesamtstrecke?

    (3 pts for the correct answer, 1 pt for for an answer with a clue or a guess with five years, 0 pts for an incorrect answer)

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 13:10

    What was the last year a Grand Prix was held on the Gesamtstrecke?

    Gesamt-whaaat?

    I'm going to guess... 1987.

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 13:11

    I'm going to guess... 1987.

    Scratch that, I'll say 1976 instead.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:11

    Gesamt-whaaat?

    I'm going to guess... 1987.

    Incorrect... and by a bit. Would you like a clue?

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 13:12

    Incorrect... and by a bit. Would you like a clue?

    If my 1976 is wrong too, yes, please. :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:12

    Scratch that, I'll say 1976 instead.

    Vaguely correct, but still somewhat off. You're on the right track though (so to speak)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:12

    If my 1976 is wrong too, yes, please. :D

    The Gesamtstrecke is the combined Nordschleife and original Sudschleife

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 13:13

    The Gesamtstrecke is the combined Nordschleife and original Sudschleife

    I had a feeling. It sounded Nurburg-ey, which is why I changed my answer. As for the answer to THAT... that would've been AGES ago. Pre-war, almost definitely. 1929?

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:16

    Pre-war, almost definitely. 1929?

    Ding ding ding - you've earned yourself a single point. It was won by Louis Chiron

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 13:17

    Ding ding ding - you've earned yourself a single point. It was won by Louis Chiron

    Not bad, not bad at all. :D So how does this work, then?

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:18

    Not bad, not bad at all. :D So how does this work, then?

    A single point gets you entry to bonus round, where could win a colour TV, a lounge sweet or a weeks holiday in Milton Keynes

  • Stuart C26/07/2011 at 13:18

    Afternoon all.

    Geek news!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2011/jul/26/science-fiction-classics-return-ebooks

  • Nick (@Twiger)26/07/2011 at 13:19

    Pre-war, almost definitely. 1929?

    My grandmother would have told you that was 'interwar not pre war' as she used to shout at the tv...

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:19

    HI Stuart,

    You just missed out on our historic GP quiz - it comprised of a single question

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:20

    My grandmother would have told you that was 'interwar not pre war' as she used to shout at the tv...

    Good point

  • Stuart C26/07/2011 at 13:21

    You just missed out on our historic GP quiz - it comprised of a single question

    Bah.

    Good question though.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:21

    Stuart,

    A question sir.

    I'm going to be at Spa this weekend. Any thoughts on what is a "must-do" when the days track action is done?

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 13:22

    A single point gets you entry to bonus round, where could win a colour TV, a lounge sweet or a weeks holiday in Milton Keynes

    How's Milton Keynes this time of year? :D

  • Nick (@Twiger)26/07/2011 at 13:24

    How's Milton Keynes this time of year? :D

    I hear its great in a round about kind of way...

    #sorry!

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:26

    How's Milton Keynes this time of year? :D

    Depends what your favourite shade of grey is

    I hear its great in a round about kind of way...

    Oh dear

  • Janna26/07/2011 at 13:26

    A single point gets you entry to bonus round, where could win a colour TV, a lounge sweet or a weeks holiday in Milton Keynes

    Would this be a lounge sweet? http://www.greenmuze.com/nurture/urban/3780-the-edible-sugarchair-.html

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:28

    Would this be a lounge sweet? www.greenmuze.com…-sugarchair-.html

    Oh yes and oh dear my spelling

  • Stuart C26/07/2011 at 13:28

    I'm going to be at Spa this weekend. Any thoughts on what is a "must-do" when the days track action is done?

    Leave!

    Heh heh.

    I was working there a couple of years ago with the Lambo one-make support race. I have to say that unlike Le Mans there isn't a massive amount to do in the evening. If memory serves there was a sort of mini fairground near Eau Rouge, along with temporary bars and places whence one can procure comestibles.

    Other than that, it's in the middle of nowhere and neither Spa nor Francorchamps are party towns.

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 13:28

    How's Milton Keynes this time of year? :D

    I hear its great in a round about kind of way...

    #sorry!

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:29

    Other than that, it's in the middle of nowhere and neither Spa nor Francorchamps are party towns.

    Oh golly, I hope the hotel has wifi...

  • Amy26/07/2011 at 13:30

    Evening all. I think I might be going to my first ever musical on Thursday night. I feel so cultured.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:30

    Oooohh... I have a second question for the GP off-the-top-of-my-head-historic-quiz...

  • Janna26/07/2011 at 13:31

    Oh golly, I hope the hotel has wifi...

    You could go visit the gnomes http://www.plopsa.be/plopsacoo/en

  • Stuart C26/07/2011 at 13:32

    Oh golly, I hope the hotel has wifi...

    You'll be lucky. We stayed at the Circuit Hotel and I had to share a toilet...

  • Janna26/07/2011 at 13:32

    Evening all. I think I might be going to my first ever musical on Thursday night. I feel so cultured.

    Oohh, what are you going to see?

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:33

    You'll be lucky. We stayed at the Circuit Hotel and I had to share a toilet...

    In that case, I'll stay at the circuit for as long as possible - at least there'll be stuff going on.

  • Amy26/07/2011 at 13:33

    Oohh, what are you going to see?

    rock of ages :D I figure one where I already know and like all the songs in it is a good start. I just have to hope my friend is willing to pay $59 to go.

  • Amy26/07/2011 at 13:34

    I'm going to be at Spa this weekend. Any thoughts on what is a "must-do" when the days track action is done?

    party at beurbs. Other than that zilch. Nought. Nada.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:34

    Q2: For 5 points, how long was the original Hockenheimring and what year was the first race held there?

  • Janna26/07/2011 at 13:35

    rock of ages :D I figure one where I already know and like all the songs in it is a good start. I just have to hope my friend is willing to pay $59 to go.

    Not one I'd heard of but it appears it's coming to London in September and the film version will star Tom Cruise! The music looks fun.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:35

    Q2: For 5 points, how long was the original Hockenheimring and what year was the first race held there?

    A bonus point if you can tell me the month of the first race.

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 13:35

    Q2: For 5 points, how long was the original Hockenheimring and what year was the first race held there?

    A bonus point if you can tell me the month of the first race.

    Hmmm. The first F1 race there was in 1970, IIRC.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:36

    Hmmm. The first F1 race there was in 1970, IIRC.

    Didn't say F1...

    ;)

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 13:37

    Didn't say F1...

    Rats. Err...

  • Amy26/07/2011 at 13:38

    Not one I'd heard of but it appears it's coming to London in September and the film version will star Tom Cruise! The music looks fun.

    it's had very good reviews and the broadway production was nominated for lots of Tony awards which I figure is a good thing. It's closing here soon so it might be my only chance. It's normally $70-$100 so I think $59 is a bargain. I'll find out in the morning, fingers crossed :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:38

    Rats. Err...

    Clues will reduce the points prize to 3 points...

  • Janna26/07/2011 at 13:38

    it's had very good reviews and the broadway production was nominated for lots of Tony awards which I figure is a good thing. It's closing here soon so it might be my only chance. It's normally $70-$100 so I think $59 is a bargain. I'll find out in the morning, fingers crossed :)

    You'll have to review it for us ;)

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 13:39

    Rats. Err...

    Clues will reduce the points prize to 3 points...

    Let's go for it, then. :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:40

    Let's go for it, then. :)

    The "triangle in the forests" was another inter-war circuit

  • Nick (@Twiger)26/07/2011 at 13:41

    Q2: For 5 points, how long was the original Hockenheimring and what year was the first race held there?

    I saw you mention it on twitter yesterday so i looked it up on the circuit website. :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:42

    I saw you mention it on twitter yesterday so i looked it up on the circuit website. :)

    {damn}

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:42

    {damn}

    Well, I have been researching lately

  • Stuart C26/07/2011 at 13:43

    Clues will reduce the points prize to 3 points...

    Hold on, I know this.

    Early 1930s. 1934? It was 8km long and they raced motorbikes on it.

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 13:43

    Q2: For 5 points, how long was the original Hockenheimring and what year was the first race held there?

    273 miles 2073? ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:43

    Early 1930s. 1934? It was 8km long and they raced motorbikes on it.

    Getting hot

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:44

    Do we have any final answers?

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 13:44

    Do we have any final answers?

    1938?

  • Stuart C26/07/2011 at 13:47

    1938?

    Earlier than that. Auto Union bought it for testing in the mid-1930s.

    1933?

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:48

    I'm think I'll share the points out on this one.

    1938?

    Earlier than that. Auto Union bought it for testing in the mid-1930s.

    1933?

    The first race was in May 1932 for motorbikes and it was 7.5 miles in length. The 8km circuit debuted in 1938.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:49

    The first race was in May 1932 for motorbikes and it was 7.5 miles in length.

    It was rather basic back in the day

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_P5JMvZ-EAbA/Sqp5gzMgTTI/AAAAAAAAAAw/pwau7hMfb44/s320/hock32.JPG

  • Stuart C26/07/2011 at 13:49

    It was rather basic back in the day

    Like a big Reims.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 13:50

    Like a big Reims.

    Pretty much yeah - the 1938 version introduced the Ostkurv (etc...) that we grew to know so well years later

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:04

    A third question anyone..?

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:06

    A third question anyone..?

    Of course... They are way beyond my knowledge but I appreciate the effort :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:06

    For 10 points, who was the only Hungarian to win a Grand Prix, what year did he win and where did the race take place?

  • Stuart C26/07/2011 at 14:07

    A third question anyone..?

    Sadly I must nip off and do some work...

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:07

    Sadly I must nip off and do some work...

    Oh do have fun.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:07

    :)

  • Stuart C26/07/2011 at 14:07

    For 10 points, who was the only Hungarian to win a Grand Prix, what year did he win and where did the race take place?

    Ferenc Zsisz (sp?) Le Mans, 1906, driving a Renault

  • Stuart C26/07/2011 at 14:08

    *gets coat*

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:08

    Ferenc Zsisz (sp?) Le Mans, 1906, driving a Renault

    I think it's Zizzi ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:08

    Ferenc Zsisz (sp?) Le Mans, 1906, driving a Renault

    10pts and the overall victory to Mr Stuart C!!

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:08

    It was Szist, but I'll allow it

    ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:09

    It was Szist, but I'll allow it

    Woops... Szisz

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:11

    Woops... Szisz

    I'll have a large Pepperoni

    http://www.zizzi.co.uk/

    ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:12

    I'll have a large Pepperoni

    http://www.zizzi.co.uk/

    ;)

    (ba dum tisch)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:13

    (ba dum tisch)

    Ladies and gentlemen,

    I think I may have just discovered the next generation's Des O'Connor

    ;)

    Can you sing and dance Alex?

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:13

    Who is the only F1 driver to have had an apprenticeship as a scaffolder?

    (I don't know how many points this should have)

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:13

    Can you sing and dance Alex?

    oh yes

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:13

    I think I may have just discovered the next generation's Des O'Connor

    My mum used to babysit Des O'Connor's kids funnily enough

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:14

    Who is the only F1 driver to have had an apprenticeship as a scaffolder?

    Oooooohhh....

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:14

    My mum used to babysit Des O'Connor's kids funnily enough

    Weird

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:14

    Who is the only F1 driver to have had an apprenticeship as a scaffolder?

    Why do I think I've heard this before? Is it... Derek Warwick?

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:14

    I bet that's not even close

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:16

    I bet that's not even close

    I could give a clue but that would halve the points... Although this is a good time to ask for a clue as I haven't decided how many points to give :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:17

    I could give a clue but that would halve the points... Although this is a good time to ask for a clue as I haven't decided how many points to give :)

    Hmmm.. I know it's not Derek Daly or David Kennedy - they were coal miners before they became F1 drivers

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:18

    Hmmm.. I know it's not Derek Daly or David Kennedy - they were coal miners before they became F1 drivers

    Ok Clue time...

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:19

    Ok Clue time...

    It's a current driver

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:22

    It's a current driver

    Can't decide - is it either di Resta or Petrov?

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 14:22

    Ok Clue time...

    It's a current driver

    Current?! Blimey. Hmmm. This was in F1 Racing before, wasn't it? I'll say... Heidfeld?

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:23

    Current?! Blimey. Hmmm. This was in F1 Racing before, wasn't it? I'll say... Heidfeld?

    Definitely not Hamilton

    ;)

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:25

    Wrong, wrong, wrong and right it's not Hamilton :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:25

    Mark Webber?

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 14:25

    Wrong, wrong, wrong and right it's not Hamilton :)

    Err. Timo?

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:27

    Err. Timo?

    Bingo... But I think you really might only get half a point at this stage :)

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7878991.stm

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 14:28

    Bingo... But I think you really might only get half a point at this stage :)

    :D

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:31

    What was the last team to enter a grand prix with only 7 members of staff... Including the driver. Extra points for year and race.

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 14:33

    What was the last team to enter a grand prix with only 7 members of staff... Including the driver. Extra points for year and race.

    That one desperately needs a clue.

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:34

    That one desperately needs a clue.

    I can't even think of a clue... Um... It was surprisingly late!

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:36

    What was the last team to enter a grand prix with only 7 members of staff... Including the driver. Extra points for year and race.

    EuroBrun?

  • Christine26/07/2011 at 14:37

    Christine's Rankings today, all suggestions very welcome.

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:37

    One of the Italian commentary team Ivan Capelli was the the only driver for the race.

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:37

    EuroBrun?

    Nope

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:38

    The team only scored 2 points in their 6 seasons.

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 14:38

    One of the Italian commentary team Ivan Capelli was the the only driver for the race.

    Osella?

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:38

    I think this one might be worth 1,000,000 points :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 14:38

    One of the Italian commentary team Ivan Capelli was the the only driver for the race.

    Not AGS, not Larousse...

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:39

    Not AGS, not Larousse...

    It was AGS...

  • Nick26/07/2011 at 14:45

    Christine's Rankings today, all suggestions very welcome.

    Dsco Dan should get some for doing a track walk with bundle without leaving the pit lane :D

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:46

    Dsco Dan should get some for doing a track walk with bundle without leaving the pit lane :D

    I thought that was minus points but the rest of the interview was plus points

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 14:46

    Webber and Alonso for driving home together.

  • Janna26/07/2011 at 14:48

    Christine's Rankings today, all suggestions very welcome.

    as @lacanta said on twitter, HRT should get some for this http://yfrog.com/h4z7qplj #rankings

  • Nick (@Twiger)26/07/2011 at 14:59

    Oh and team lotus for tony puting on a day glo vest and packing away with the mechanics

  • Nick (@Twiger)26/07/2011 at 15:00

    as @lacanta said on twitter, HRT should get some for this http://yfrog.com/h4z7qplj #rankings

    They should get some points for replacing "This could be you" with HRT on the cars :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 15:03

    It was AGS...

    I always thought they were German

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 15:03

    ferrari/rob for rankings points: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=162826370454531

    Grand Prix Dinner with Rob Smedley

    We are excited to announce this FANTASTIC event, The Zoe's Place Grand Prix Dinner with very special Guest speaker ROB SMEDLEY, Chief Engineer for Formula One driver Felipe Massa at Scuderia Ferrari.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 15:05

    as @lacanta said on twitter, HRT should get some for this http://yfrog.com/h4z7qplj #rankings

    Hahaa brilliant

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 15:06

    ferrari/rob for rankings points: https://www.faceb…d=162826370454531

    link for non-facebook people: http://www.zoes-place.org.uk/middlesbrough/index.php?id=13&items=100

  • Amy26/07/2011 at 15:29

    ferrari/rob for rankings points: https://www.faceb…d=162826370454531

    wow, surprisingly affordable too!

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 15:54

    Right folks,

    I'm off - see you later

    :)

  • Alex Andronov26/07/2011 at 15:54

    Nina's grandmother (Katherine's Mum the F1 nut) is currently showing her the MotoGP from the weekend because she doesn't think we're giving her equal time with bikes as well as cars!

  • Jordan F126/07/2011 at 16:00

    Good Afternoon from Tundraland everyone. I have a trivia question for you if interested.

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 16:01

    Nina's grandmother (Katherine's Mum the F1 nut) is currently showing her the MotoGP from the weekend because she doesn't think we're giving her equal time with bikes as well as cars!

    Now THAT'S an awesome family. :D

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 16:02

    Good Afternoon from Tundraland everyone. I have a trivia question for you if interested.

    Shoot! :D

  • Jordan F126/07/2011 at 16:11

    Journeyer: 26/07/2011 at 17:02:04

    Good Afternoon from Tundraland everyone. I have a trivia question for you if interested.

    Shoot!

    Daily: 26th July 2011

    Journeyer: 26/07/2011 at 17:02:04

    Good Afternoon from Tundraland everyone. I have a trivia question for you if interested.

    Shoot!

    Daily: 26th July 2011

    Journeyer: 26/07/2011 at 17:02:04

    Good Afternoon from Tundraland everyone. I have a trivia question for you if interested.

    Shoot!

    BANG!

    -okay. Could not resist.

    Anyway, Since 1950 which F1 circuit has the longest distance for a single lap?

    Who long is a single lap at this circuit?

    Where is it and which years did this circuit appear?

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 16:14

    Anyway, Since 1950 which F1 circuit has the longest distance for a single lap?

    I'm guessing it's the circuit at Pescara. A lap there is something like... 24 kilometers long, I think? All I remember is it appeared in the late 50s... 1955-1957-ish, somewhere in that range.

  • Jordan F126/07/2011 at 16:18

    Journeyer: 26/07/2011 at 17:14:35

    Anyway, Since 1950 which F1 circuit has the longest distance for a single lap?

    I'm guessing it's the circuit at Pescara. A lap there is something like... 24 kilometers long, I think? All I remember is it appeared in the late 50s... 1955-1957-ish, somewhere in that range.

    1) Pescara is the correct circuit.

    2) You are a little short on the lap distnace. Did you run out of fuel? See if you can hitch a ride, as it still quite a walk back to the pits.

    3) You are in the right ballpark, but the event was only held once as a "real" GP.

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 16:20

    2) You are a little short on the lap distance. Did you run out of fuel? See if you can hitch a ride, as it still quite a walk back to the pits.

    Oops. So it would be something in the 30+ kilometer range, then?

    3) You are in the right ballpark, but the event was only held once as a "real" GP.

    I'll guess... 1957.

  • Jordan F126/07/2011 at 16:23

    2) Your original guess was off by a mile.(Literally)

    3) That's right, 1957, do you know what the event was called?

  • Journeyer26/07/2011 at 16:23

    2) Your original guess was off by a mile.(Literally)

    So 25 miles? Oops! :D

    3) That's right, 1957, do you know what the event was called?

    Erm... the Grand Prix of Pescara?

  • Jordan F126/07/2011 at 16:26

    2) No, just one statue mile, or 1500 meters. (roughly) A lap was t was 25.5 km long.

    3) Yup.

  • Jordan F126/07/2011 at 16:41

    It is awfully quiet around. If I see a flock of seagulls around my settling around here, I am spitting....

    I have seen enough nautical monster movies to clue in that the conbination of quiet and flocks of seagulls are not a good thing ......

  • Christine26/07/2011 at 16:54

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/f1-debrief-everythings-working-out-just-fine

  • Sidepodcast Classics26/07/2011 at 17:00

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

    - Monaco 2009 - Driver Standings

    Originally published 24/05/2009

  • Amy26/07/2011 at 17:05

    It is awfully quiet around. If I see a flock of seagulls around my settling around here, I am spitting....

    guest post!

  • Sidepodcast Update26/07/2011 at 17:45
  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 17:59

    Evening Sidepodders

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 18:03

    Seems quiet this week

  • Kai26/07/2011 at 18:07

    Seems quiet this week

    Hi. How are you?

  • Pat W26/07/2011 at 18:07

    Seems quiet this week

    Apparently it is summer

  • Kai26/07/2011 at 18:09

    I just got paid for my very first voice over official job. Yay!!!

  • Pat W26/07/2011 at 18:09

    I just got paid for my very first voice over official job. Yay!!!

    nice one :)

  • Kai26/07/2011 at 18:10

    nice one :)

    Thanks. :) I need to fill the coffers again after all I've spent recently. It feels good to have it going in the other direction today.

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 18:12

    Hi. How are you?

    Hey Kai. Not bad thanks, think I have a buyer for my old iMac. Put it on the work intranet Classifieds and got an email straight away yesterday afternoon. May come on Sunday to collect :D

    How's CT and the summer vacation treating you?

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 18:13

    Apparently it is summer

    I guess. Hey Pat

  • Lukeh26/07/2011 at 18:15

    Evening guys. I greet you hello with an F1 babelfish PING

    http://gridwalktalk.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/f1-babelfish-germany/

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 18:16

    Evening guys. I greet you hello with an F1 babelfish PING

    gridwalktalk.word…abelfish-germany/

    Hey Lukeh. I love these posts

    *clicks link*

  • Kai26/07/2011 at 18:16

    Hey Kai. Not bad thanks, think I have a buyer for my old iMac. Put it on the work intranet Classifieds and got an email straight away yesterday afternoon. May come on Sunday to collect :D

    Excellent!

    Oh, and I wanted to tell you guys that I found a really good site to get rid of/recycle/get a little cash for old gadgets, http://www.gazelle.com/ It's so easy. Their service is excellent, and at least you get something for stuff hanging around that goes unused.

    How's CT and the summer vacation treating you?

    Good. I'm working on life coaching stuff pretty much non-stop. I love Squarespace. And there's a lot to do as far as paperwork, setting things up, etc.

  • Pat W26/07/2011 at 18:23

    Oh, and I wanted to tell you guys that I found a really good site to get rid of/recycle/get a little cash for old gadgets, http://www.gazelle.com/ It's so easy. Their service is excellent, and at least you get something for stuff hanging around that goes unused.

    I've done that with mobile phones with a couple of different services, nice to get something from them other than dust and clutter. :)

  • Kai26/07/2011 at 18:26

    Paypal is awesome, too. So easy, and they have everything I need for invoicing and stuff.

    Technology is the best.

  • Kai26/07/2011 at 18:29

    How's CT and the summer vacation treating you?

    And as for CT, the latest heat wave is over and yesterday was nice and cool and overcast. It was welcome relief. The humidity is less now, thank goodness. Today is gorgeous.

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 18:34

    Oh, and I wanted to tell you guys that I found a really good site to get rid of/recycle/get a little cash for old gadgets, http://www.gazelle.com/ It's so easy. Their service is excellent, and at least you get something for stuff hanging around that goes unused.

    Yeah, Leo loves that place.

    Haven't looked into it's availability in the UK

    You get an extra 5 or 10% for using the code MacBreak Weekly too

  • Kai26/07/2011 at 18:35

    You get an extra 5 or 10% for using the code MacBreak Weekly too

    oh, wish I knew that a few days ago. :)

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 18:36

    Oh, and I wanted to tell you guys that I found a really good site to get rid of/recycle/get a little cash for old gadgets, http://www.gazelle.com/ It's so easy. Their service is excellent, and at least you get something for stuff hanging around that goes unused.

    And they recycle ethically if your gadget cannot be resold - 'no landfill' promise

  • Kai26/07/2011 at 18:36

    I have to find a place to sell my Blue Snowball mic.

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 18:36

    oh, wish I knew that a few days ago. :)

    That'll teach you for not listening to Leo ;)

    [or telling the comments first]

  • Kai26/07/2011 at 18:36

    And they recycle ethically if your gadget cannot be resold - 'no landfill' promise

    Excellent.

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 18:37

    I have to find a place to sell my Blue Snowball mic.

    eBay or Craigs?

  • Kai26/07/2011 at 18:37

    That'll teach you for not listening to Leo ;)

    I don't know who Leo is.

    And I have asked about getting rid of stuff, but it was a long time ago - my old camera and stuff.

  • Lukeh26/07/2011 at 18:38

    Ooooooh they just showed the fire that was near work today on the news in the m4 tunnel. It looks absolutely ravaged, there was smoke billowing out for hours today

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 18:40

    I don't know who Leo is.

    From the TWIT network [this week in tech]

    Podcast supremo who inspired Christine to use a Swiss Ball when podcasting

    You may like MacBreak Weekly but it does get quite techie on occasions.

    Currently live here: http://live.twit.tv/ from their new studio

  • Kai26/07/2011 at 18:41

    From the TWIT network [this week in tech]

    oh yes, I've listened to them a few times,

    But why do I need Leo when I have you guys? ;) hehe

  • Christine26/07/2011 at 18:43

    Cuteness ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/a-little-bear-meets-the-big-bear

  • Pat W26/07/2011 at 18:50

    Haven't looked into it's availability in the UK

    I just looked, it says US only

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 18:52

    I just looked, it says US only

    I figured it might be

  • Pat W26/07/2011 at 18:52

    Ooooooh they just showed the fire that was near work today on the news in the m4 tunnel. It looks absolutely ravaged, there was smoke billowing out for hours today

    Saw some pics on the BBC News website earlier, thick black smoke.

    Odd seeing a familiar road landmark in the news, we don't get that often around here. :)

  • Lukeh26/07/2011 at 18:54

    Saw some pics on the BBC News website earlier, thick black smoke.

    We could see it from our office, we're a little bit further down from the junction just next to it. Was slightly freaky seeing so much black smoke.

    Caused all kinds of mayhem though. Commute home was interesting :)

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 18:55

    The Apple Store is a pretty laid back place, with friendly staff who will help you pick out a computer -- or, if you'd prefer, leave you alone to write an entire book on the store's computers. But just how far can you push it before the staff get fed up?

    New York-based comedian Mark Malkoff decided to test the limits of the Apple Store's friendliness. http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/26/you-can-bring-a-goat-to-the-apple-store/ :lol:

  • Pat W26/07/2011 at 18:56

    Caused all kinds of mayhem though. Commute home was interesting :)

    I thought you might be having fun. :)

  • Lukeh26/07/2011 at 18:56

    I thought you might be having fun. :)

    Too many people use the m4, damnit!

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 18:56

    Hey folks,

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 18:56

    Anyone know who is doing tomorrow's Daily?

  • Lukeh26/07/2011 at 18:57

    Anyone know who is doing tomorrow's Daily?

    Hi leigh, I think LPG is

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 18:57

    Hi leigh, I think LPG is

    Cheers Lukeh

  • Lukeh26/07/2011 at 18:58

    New York-based comedian Mark Malkoff decided to test the limits of the Apple Store's friendliness. http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/26/you-can-bring-a-goat-to-the-apple-store/ :lol:

    Hahaha, Darth!!

  • Lukeh26/07/2011 at 19:00

    Why is there a mini horse in the apple store?!

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 19:01

    I had to find my cheque book as it's the only place that has my [online] bank's address for PayPal verification

    It's only had two cheques written from this book, page one is from 2006, the second and final page is dated 2008 :)

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 19:02

    Why is there a mini horse in the apple store?!

    To befriend the Lion?

  • Lukeh26/07/2011 at 19:02

    To befriend the Lion?

    hehehehe :)

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 19:05

    Last Apple story.

    Only they would spend a cool $1.4 million for a temporary store a few blocks away while they close and refurbish the very lucrative SoHo store in Manhattan

  • Pat W26/07/2011 at 19:07

    I had to find my cheque book as it's the only place that has my [online] bank's address for PayPal verification

    I'm surprised they don't carry an address on the website.

    It's only had two cheques written from this book, page one is from 2006, the second and final page is dated 2008 :)

    I routinely lose mine. Turns out I've used six this year but that's only because some of my utilities at this new-ish address weren't on DD yet, and the letting agent preferred a cheque for their fee. I used two in 2010 and one of those was a parking fine..

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 19:08

    I'm surprised they don't carry an address on the website.

    I looked. It's an online account with a High St bank but still seems rather silly

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 19:18

    The set design for the Overlook Hotel from The Shining has been proved to be 'spatially impossible'

    It was discovered as it was used as a level in a Duke Nukem game :)

    http://quietube.com/v.php/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sUIxXCCFWw

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 19:29

    There's been some fuss over Google's refusal to accept psuedonym's for Google+ accounts. An infamous hacker in the jailbreak community had his/her account withdrawn for failing to provide a real-life name

    This articles is interesting and no surprises for guessing the reason is the value of your data

    Why Google cares if you use your real name

    This is probably why I won't be using Google+

    That and the lack of any need on my part for another Social Network

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 19:31

    This articles is interesting and no surprises for guessing the reason is the value of your data

    How on Earth would Google know what your real name is in the first place?

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 19:31

    How on Earth would Google know what your real name is in the first place?

    At the moment I think they are suspending accounts which are obvious psuedonyms

  • Lukeh26/07/2011 at 19:33

    That and the lack of any need on my part for another Social Network

    yeah, one film is enough

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 19:36

    Awwww... at least he's going to McLaren though

    @beaks_the_twitt: anyway. all checked in for my flight to Budapest tomorrow for what will be my last race for Team Lotus. #sadbeaks

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 19:36

    yeah, one film is enough

    :D

  • Christine26/07/2011 at 19:38

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/fashion-and-magic-feature-on-christines-rankings-this-week

  • Janna26/07/2011 at 19:42

    Hello all, back again after an epic Sudoku (16 numbers in each square). I've been here 2 years today so thanks to everyone who has made me feel so at home :)

  • Lukeh26/07/2011 at 19:42

    Hello all, back again after an epic Sudoku (16 numbers in each square). I've been here 2 years today so thanks to everyone who has made me feel so at home :)

    Aww happy 2 years sidepodiversary janna :)

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 19:43

    Hello all, back again after an epic Sudoku (16 numbers in each square). I've been here 2 years today so thanks to everyone who has made me feel so at home :)

    *hugs*

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 19:44

    Hello all, back again after an epic Sudoku (16 numbers in each square). I've been here 2 years today so thanks to everyone who has made me feel so at home :)

    :D

  • Kai26/07/2011 at 19:44

    Hello all, back again after an epic Sudoku (16 numbers in each square). I've been here 2 years today so thanks to everyone who has made me feel so at home :)

    Yay! :)

  • Janna26/07/2011 at 19:45

    *hugs*

    *hugs back* I delurked just before a Parade Lap. I miss those but understand why we don't have them any more.

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 19:46

    *hugs back* I delurked just before a Parade Lap. I miss those but understand why we don't have them any more.

    hehe. watching where leo's gone with his show ($1.4m spent on a new studio), i think our days live streaming video are well and truly done. was fun while it lasted though.

  • Lukeh26/07/2011 at 19:47

    hehe. watching where leo's gone with his show ($1.4m spent on a new studio), i think our days live streaming video are well and truly done. was fun while it lasted though.

    Good times guessing what minute past 7pm on a Sunday night the stream would begin. :)

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 19:48

    Good times guessing what minute past 7pm on a Sunday night the stream would begin. :)

    best year ever. there will be no beating it.

  • Christine26/07/2011 at 19:50

    best year ever. there will be no beating it.

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 19:51

    Hello all, back again after an epic Sudoku (16 numbers in each square). I've been here 2 years today so thanks to everyone who has made me feel so at home :)

    Happy Sidepodversary Janna

    You need to treat yourself with something Cotton [apparently] :D

  • Pat W26/07/2011 at 19:54

    Hello all, back again after an epic Sudoku (16 numbers in each square). I've been here 2 years today so thanks to everyone who has made me feel so at home :)

    :)

  • Janna26/07/2011 at 19:54

    You need to treat yourself with something Cotton [apparently] :D

    Well, I do need some new bedding...

    For now I'm drinking Orange, Mango & Cinnamon tea which is surprisingly nice

  • Pat W26/07/2011 at 19:54

    Allan McNish reports on what it is like to be an FIA steward, and all the information they get!

    http://plus.autosport.com/premium/feature/3705/mcnish-what-it-like-to-be-a-driver-steward/ (subs)

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 19:56

    having a crazy busy day. not sure if we plugged this in the comments, but christine's second book is now in itunes:

    http://itun.es/igN9J3

    that means you get all the ToC goodness & apple formatting, assuming you haven't already purchased on the kindle.

    special *hugs* in advance to anyone to reviews it after reading.

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 19:58

    that means you get all the ToC goodness & apple formatting, assuming you haven't already purchased on the kindle.

    Is the formatting nicer than the Kindle version?

    Was thinking of buying this one in iBooks to compare them but it would be nice for them to be the same

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 20:00

    Is the formatting nicer than the Kindle version?

    hehe, given we disagree on the new layout of gp+, i'm not the person to ask :)

    it is different though, try the free sample (available for both platforms) and see what you think.

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 20:00

    hehe, given we disagree on the new layout of gp+, i'm not the person to ask :)

    He he

    it is different though, try the free sample (available for both platforms) and see what you think.

    Good idea, will do

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 20:02

    He he

    gp+ colours are more pastel on the ipad btw, don't know if you've tried it on there?

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 20:02

    gp+ colours are more pastel on the ipad btw, don't know if you've tried it on there?

    That's the only place I read it

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 20:03

    That's the only place I read it

    interesting. i was looking at it on desktop when we were discussing.

  • Christine26/07/2011 at 20:04

    gp+ colours are more pastel on the ipad btw, don't know if you've tried it on there?

    I was the one complaining about the colours.

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 20:04

    I was the one complaining about the colours.

    oh.

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 20:05

    that means you get all the ToC goodness & apple formatting, assuming you haven't already purchased on the kindle.

    On that note, iOS users who haven't updated the Kindle app since the weekend, may just want to hold off

    The 'buy from within the app' button has been withdrawn [long story]

    I'm sure you can still go to the website and have it sent to your Apple device though

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 20:05

    I was the one complaining about the colours.

    I'm not of fan of them either but it was more the format that got me

  • Christine26/07/2011 at 20:05

    The 'buy from within the app' button has been withdrawn [long story]

    Long and ridiculous, stupid, stupid, stupid story.

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 20:06

    The 'buy from within the app' button has been withdrawn [long story]

    just bookmark the kindle page in safari. fixed.

  • Janna26/07/2011 at 20:09

    The 'buy from within the app' button has been withdrawn [long story]

    Long and ridiculous, stupid, stupid, stupid story.

    Just download the app to your Android phone & buy from there ;) - I now have Kindle on my phone, iPod Touch and PC and it syncs to all of them. Very well thought out. One day I might even buy a Kindle.

  • Christine26/07/2011 at 20:09

    just bookmark the kindle page in safari. fixed.

    Or buy a Kindle :)

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 20:12

    Or buy a Kindle :)

    win/win :)

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 20:13

    Ooh, just been reminded that it's the 24 Heur du Spa this weekend

    Will there be live bloggingy comments and ting?

  • Janna26/07/2011 at 20:14

    Ooh, just been reminded that it's the 24 Heur du Spa this weekend

    Will there be live bloggingy comments and ting?

    Is that what Leigh's going to? He was asking for things to do at Spa earlier & I linked him to the gnomes.

  • Christine26/07/2011 at 20:16

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/staff-interviews-and-national-anthems-gain-and-lose-team-rankings-points

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 20:16

    Is that what Leigh's going to? He was asking for things to do at Spa earlier & I linked him to the gnomes.

    :lol:

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 20:16

    Ooh, just been reminded that it's the 24 Heur du Spa this weekend

    if you can write a post, certainly. the only thing i know is that lara is going.

  • Pat W26/07/2011 at 20:16

    Ooh, just been reminded that it's the 24 Heur du Spa this weekend

    Indeed it is.

    Will there be live bloggingy comments and ting?

    Dunno, it isn't a 'top' event like Le Mans or Sebring.

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 20:17

    Dunno, it isn't a 'top' event like Le Mans or Sebring.

    It'll be my Spa fix this year

    [maybe next year lad, maybe next year]

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 20:18

    Does anyone else find Darren Heath a bit of a grump on Twitter?

    [SPC debate aside]

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 20:19

    Does anyone else find Darren Heath a bit of a grump on Twitter?

    gave up following photographers. shuffled them into their own twitter list so i can ignore them.

  • lou26/07/2011 at 20:20

    Does anyone else find Darren Heath a bit of a grump on Twitter?

    [SPC debate aside]

    he can be yeah..

  • Pat W26/07/2011 at 20:20

    It'll be my Spa fix this year

    Did you miss the Le Mans race there? That was fun.

  • lou26/07/2011 at 20:20

    gave up following photographers. shuffled them into their own twitter list so i can ignore them.

    this sadens me, but i understand. i only hope you don't ignore some of their rather wonderful work. Personalities aside.

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 20:20

    gave up following photographers. shuffled them into their own twitter list so i can ignore them.

    I'm going the same way, slowly hacking my followings before I think about lists

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 20:21

    Did you miss the Le Mans race there? That was fun.

    I saw quite a bit but I'm on about the Belgian forest :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 20:21

    Is that what Leigh's going to? He was asking for things to do at Spa earlier & I linked him to the gnomes.

    Yep - heading off unseasonably early on Friday morning

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 20:21

    this sadens me, but i understand. i only hope you don't ignore some of their rather wonderful work. Personalities aside.

    Sometimes it really is best not to see the man behind the curtain

  • Janna26/07/2011 at 20:22

    Yep - heading off unseasonably early on Friday morning

    Hope it's not too wet for you.

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 20:23

    this sadens me, but i understand. i only hope you don't ignore some of their rather wonderful work. Personalities aside.

    i care less for their work nowadays. wish i'd never heard from them to be honest.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 20:23

    Hope it's not too wet for you.

    It's the "sunny" part of Francorchamp's year apparently. Three days of cloudy sun at around 18 degrees Celcius

  • lou26/07/2011 at 20:23

    Sometimes it really is best not to see the man behind the curtain

    i think we need to remember that sometimes people are different on the internet to what they are in real life. i always try find the best in people. I can completely understand any dislike anyone can have for them tho.

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 20:24

    i care less for their work nowadays. wish i'd never heard from them to be honest.

    I still like their work, I just push the personality to the back of my brain

  • lou26/07/2011 at 20:26

    i care less for their work nowadays. wish i'd never heard from them to be honest.

    this saddens me even more. i hope you wont think less of everyone who shares their profession just because of that incident.

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 20:26

    i care less for their work nowadays. wish i'd never heard from them to be honest.

    i should add, not just on twitter. i wish i never emailed heath, because what he responded was a complete ******* (or he's completely clueless, no idea which is worse).

  • Pat W26/07/2011 at 20:27

    I saw quite a bit but I'm on about the Belgian forest :D

    Saw plenty of it during that race, it was six hours long

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 20:30

    Saw plenty of it during that race, it was six hours long

    Sorry, when you say Le Mans race, I thought you meant at Le Mans

    Silly terminology

  • Jordan F126/07/2011 at 20:30

    Hi everyone. I am back, and listening to the debreif show now.

    Amy: 26/07/2011 at 18:05:37

    It is awfully quiet around. If I see a flock of seagulls around my settling around here, I am spitting....

    guest post!

    Why? On my Blog, any move that I report after the 12th one might be JAWS, that will explain my fear of a flock of seagulls....

    Anyway, it seems safe to get back into the waters of Sidepodcastland now...

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 20:30

    Saw plenty of it during that race, it was six hours long

    Then no, I missed the Spa 6hr

  • Pat W26/07/2011 at 20:31

    Sorry, when you say Le Mans race, I thought you meant at Le Mans

    better than "ILMC/LMS"

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 20:31

    better than "ILMC/LMS"

    True, I wonder if Endurance becomes the catch all term

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 20:32

    True, I wonder if Endurance becomes the catch all term

    we will see next year

  • lou26/07/2011 at 20:34

    i should add, not just on twitter. i wish i never emailed heath, because what he responded was a complete ******* (or he's completely clueless, no idea which is worse).

    Yes i remember you telling me about that. However not all the f1 photographers are like him from my experience. From emails i've sent, a great deal (in particular Lorenzo B) were very helpful to me... Lorenzo and Emily Davenport stand out as two of the nicest emails i've received. I think, specifically in creative and competitive industries you will always end up being surrounded by many people who think they are better than everyone else. It comes with the career. Somehow tho, it makes the nicer people stand out even more. Hopefully i'll be one of the nicer people others like.. rather than choose to ignore.

  • Pat W26/07/2011 at 20:35

    Here's the Spa 24hr entry list.

    Johnny Herbert, Mark Blundell, Oliver Turvey, the Mansell brothers..

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 20:36

    I think, specifically in creative and competitive industries you will always end up being surrounded by many people who think they are better than everyone else. It comes with the career.

    agreed.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 20:37

    Johnny Herbert, Mark Blundell, Oliver Turvey, the Mansell brothers..

    Luyendyk is there !! Arie Luyendyk !!! Legend...

    :D

  • Lukeh26/07/2011 at 20:37

    PING:

    http://wp.me/pHfaV-dz

    Lots of blogging productivity tonight :)

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 20:37

    Lots of blogging productivity tonight :)

    can't keep up...

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 20:39

    Lots of blogging productivity tonight :)

    Speaking of which, my German GP post will finally be up this evening

    :)

  • Christine26/07/2011 at 20:39

    Lots of blogging productivity tonight :)

    Me too, me too, me too: http://mrschristine.com/2011/07/26/early-thoughts-on-lion-launchpad-and-logic/

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 20:41

    *booom*

    stop.posting.things.

    :)

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 20:49

    lou, we're about to watch coldplay on itunes. marks out of ten?

  • lou26/07/2011 at 20:50

    lou, we're about to watch coldplay on itunes. marks out of ten?

    better than the glasto set. 10/10 some beautiful classics that didnt make it to the glasto set. am super pleased they included some. my reaction on twitter sums up my thoughts. if this wasn't a family friendly site i'd tell you my first reaction to it when it ended.

    tell me what you think :)

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 20:51

    better than the glasto set. 10/10 some beautiful classics that didnt make it to the glasto set. am super pleased they included some. my reaction on twitter sums up my thoughts. if this wasn't a family friendly site i'd tell you my first reaction to it when it ended.

    ooooh!

  • Bassano26/07/2011 at 20:54

    Me too, me too, me too: mrschristine.com/…nchpad-and-logic/

    Interesting.

    I haven't used it enough to form a true opinion yet but I'm slowly getting used to 'natural' scrolling

  • lou26/07/2011 at 20:54

    ooooh!

    but then again i absolutely love coldplay.. i think you'll rate it a 7 or an 8 out of 10.. it doesn't have the awesome pyramid stage stuff. Christine as a fan of the first album (i think?) may love this a bit more.. not sure. i just wish they could release some of the song versions on itunes

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 20:54

    Ooooohh... things are beginning to come together for Parc Ferme, Episode 4. Should be ready in the next week or two.

    :D

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 20:55

    but then again i absolutely love coldplay.. i think you'll rate it a 7 or an 8 out of 10.. it doesn't have the awesome pyramid stage stuff. Christine as a fan of the first album (i think?) may love this a bit more.. not sure. i just wish they could release some of the song versions on itunes

    sure it'll be there in a day or two. they look more relaxed than glasto.

  • Christine26/07/2011 at 20:55

    but then again i absolutely love coldplay.. i think you'll rate it a 7 or an 8 out of 10.. it doesn't have the awesome pyramid stage stuff. Christine as a fan of the first album (i think?) may love this a bit more.. not sure.

    Not sure fan is the right word :)

  • lou26/07/2011 at 20:56

    sure it'll be there in a day or two. they look more relaxed than glasto.

    they've released a setlist album thing.. which isn't accurate.. but fingers crossed. yeah they are. Much more real.. like they were when i saw them..

  • lou26/07/2011 at 20:56

    Not sure fan is the right word :)

    fan compared to the other stuff.. you don't mind it :)

  • Christine26/07/2011 at 20:56

    fan compared to the other stuff.. you don't mind it :)

    Nope. Opposite if anything!

  • lou26/07/2011 at 20:57

    Nope. Opposite if anything!

    ohhh sorry. my bad. my memory is awful. never mind then :D hopefully you'll still like it :)

  • Christine26/07/2011 at 20:58

    ohhh sorry. my bad. my memory is awful. never mind then :D hopefully you'll still like it :)

    First album is painful for me. Later stuff is better :)

  • lou26/07/2011 at 20:59

    First album is painful for me. Later stuff is better :)

    ah. well it's a mix of all :D look out for the wonderful Will Champion on drums who honest to god is a legend. His drumming in some parts is unbelievable.. oh and i love the fact he doesn't actually own a drum kit :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 21:00

    oh and i love the fact he doesn't actually own a drum kit :D

    Cheapskate

    ;)

  • Christine26/07/2011 at 21:02

    Although updating the Kindle app is a pain, love the new Share feature.

    Tweeted: Just testing the Kindle share button. Seems like an apt quote for this year too. #f1 http://amzn.com/k/2RIB5DG8TYATW #Kindle

    Pretty cool.

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 21:03

    Although updating the Kindle app is a pain, love the new Share feature.

    Tweeted: Just testing the Kindle share button. Seems like an apt quote for this year too. #f1 http://amzn.com/k/2RIB5DG8TYATW #Kindle

    Pretty cool.

    that is my favourite thing ever. surely perfect for book club?

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 21:04

    oh and i love the fact he doesn't actually own a drum kit :D

    he nicked it?

  • lou26/07/2011 at 21:07

    he nicked it?

    nope. he just doesn't own one. He just turns up to gigs and there is one there. He doesn't have one at home to practise with, like one may have a guitar or piano.

  • lou26/07/2011 at 21:08

    Cheapskate

    his own words were something like 'i'm a drummer.. it's not that difficult!'

    however if you watch him play and how much effort he puts in... legend! plus oh my god he's a good singer.

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 21:17

    his own words were something like 'i'm a drummer.. it's not that difficult!'

    (hearts)

  • Kai26/07/2011 at 21:18

    Hello severe thunderstorm, how are you this fine day?

  • Kai26/07/2011 at 21:20

    Hello severe thunderstorm, how are you this fine day?

    At least the tornado spotted this time is a few hours north and west of me.

  • Lukeh26/07/2011 at 21:21

    At least the tornado spotted this time is a few hours north and west of me.

    I have specifically asked it to stay away as it's not welcome where you are being all tornado-y and all that.

  • Kai26/07/2011 at 21:23

    I have specifically asked it to stay away as it's not welcome where you are being all tornado-y and all that.

    That's very thoughtful of you, and I appreciate it.

    This is what happened last time, and I'm just not in the mood to put shoes on.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj5uvC9cLO4

  • Lukeh26/07/2011 at 21:24

    I can't believe the new series of Dr Who starts on August 27th. That seems so early. The same weekend as Spa and Muse at Reading. Not sure I'll survive that one.

  • Christine26/07/2011 at 21:29

    I can't believe the new series of Dr Who starts on August 27th. That seems so early. The same weekend as Spa and Muse at Reading. Not sure I'll survive that one.

    That is quite an epic weekend.

  • Lukeh26/07/2011 at 21:31

    That is quite an epic weekend.

    May have to encase my mind in some kind of outer spacey-matter-thingy to protect any kind of minds being blown but I fear it may not be enough :)

  • Lukeh26/07/2011 at 21:46

    Time to head off I think, night all.

  • Kai26/07/2011 at 21:46

    Time to head off I think, night all.

    Night Lukeh. Storm's past my area now.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 21:47

    Night Lukeh

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 21:49

    loved coldplay. thought the mix was a bit flat, so preferred the glasto set, but the best crowd of all the itunes gigs by miles.

  • lou26/07/2011 at 21:51

    loved coldplay. thought the mix was a bit flat, so preferred the glasto set, but the best crowd of all the itunes gigs by miles.

    ohh am pleased you liked it! how comes you didn't like the mix too much? did you like 'us against the world'? it may be my fav of the new songs.

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 21:54

    ohh am pleased you liked it! how comes you didn't like the mix too much? did you like 'us against the world'? it may be my fav of the new songs.

    the guitar sounded like it was in a very tiny room, not a big hall. like the ambience mics weren't picking up the room sound or something. should be able to sort it for the download though. be interesting to compare.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 21:57

    the guitar sounded like it was in a very tiny room, not a big hall. like the ambience mics weren't picking up the room sound or something. should be able to sort it for the download though. be interesting to compare.

    I;m really surprised at that - especially considering the amount of post-production live gigs go through

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 21:58

    I;m really surprised at that - especially considering the amount of post-production live gigs go through

    it hasn't i don't think. it's the live video replay.

  • lou26/07/2011 at 22:00

    the guitar sounded like it was in a very tiny room, not a big hall. like the ambience mics weren't picking up the room sound or something. should be able to sort it for the download though. be interesting to compare.

    ohh! i think i was too cought up in the songs to notice that too much! :) I just hope they do make some available to download.. they haven't for a few artists and they seem to be the only artists with a 'setlist album'?

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 22:00

    it hasn't i don't think. it's the live video replay.

    Hmmm... interesting

  • lou26/07/2011 at 22:00

    ohhh points for Rubens for next week - https://twitter.com/#!/rubarrichello/status/95975788947578881

    yaay for him wanting to take part in the yellow shades project!

    #rankings

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 22:01

    ohh! i think i was too cought up in the songs to notice that too much! :) I just hope they do make some available to download.. they haven't for a few artists and they seem to be the only artists with a 'setlist album'?

    odd. they must be the biggest act on the bill. how could they not?

  • Mr C26/07/2011 at 22:01

    ohhh points for Rubens for next week - https://twitter.c…95975788947578881

    :)

  • lou26/07/2011 at 22:02

    odd. they must be the biggest act on the bill. how could they not?

    i know!! it seems stupid. Hopefully i'm wrong but they've released an itunes festival setlist album (which is wrong) to download.. i hope they'll do itunes festival downloads too.. but maybe not.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 22:20

    Does anyone fancy a late GP review?

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/07/2011 at 22:34

    Ping -->

    "Brilliant Hamilton Steals the German Thunder - 2011 German GP (Rd 10, July 24th, TV Notes)"

    http://wp.me/pSi0N-1cM