Wow, is it Sunday already? Goodness me this weekend is flying by! Firstly, apologies that this daily is a little late I got a little held up watching Muse’s Glastonbury set.. they were very impressive! I’d totally recommend taking a look at the highlights of the set when they appear on the BBC Glastonbury site . Whether or not you’ve been watching the various performances from the festerval so far I’m sure you’ll agree this weekend has been crazily busy! There certainly isn’t a shortage of things to talk about, but just in case you need reminding or some light relief, on with the bullet points!

  • Firstly hopefully you’ve all noticed the very awesome updates that have been brought into ye not so olde comments by now, and the other day Mr C introduced a great notifications service for Chrome users. Well, he’s worked yet more magic and we now have a revised factbyte factbox, beautiful isn’t it? Biiiiggg thank you to Mr C for doing yet more awesome coding for us! While we’re talking about the awesome creators of our beloved site, welcome home from your mini holiday Christine!
  • I’ve already mentioned that this weekend has been very busy, well it’s not about get any less hectic I’m afraid, for today is also a packed day! Due to the timings of the Grand Prix and various motorsport events , Giggles Radio has moved from its regular slot to 10am, yes that’s right 10am. The perfect way to start the day I’m sure you’ll agree. This week’s letter is ‘S’ I believe so don’t miss it – remember.. it starts at 10am.
  • I’m sure those who have been around in the comments recently will know I’m not exactly a fan of football, but with this being a rest day for the all the tennis action at Wimbledon, even I can’t ignore there is a pretty important match that’s happening just after the chequered flag falls in Valencia. Yes that’s right, England are playing again... So why not get out your England flags and shirts and settle down with the comments to watch it?
  • Not a fan of the football? Don’t worry, you can always catch up on Dr Who. What an amazing finale we were blessed with. Don’t believe me? See for yourself.

Alternatively, you could always do you’re shopping during the match? It’s always empty when there is an important football game on! Right, I think that’s probably enough to sink your teeth into today, if you servive the epic day of sport, radio, and more Glastonbury then you might be wondering how on earth you’re going to fill your next weekend. If this is the case, then I have a suggestion. Have a lovely day.. oh and remember Giggles radio is at 10am!

360 responses

  • lou27/06/2010 at 00:04

    phew... hello Sunday

  • me27/06/2010 at 00:04

    phew... hello Sunday

    (hugs) lou

  • lou27/06/2010 at 00:06

    (hugs) lou

    i even wrote about football.. am practising..

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 00:07

    Great daily Lou

  • me27/06/2010 at 00:07

    i even wrote about football.. am practising..

    squeee! happy, happy :)

  • me27/06/2010 at 00:08

    ref: the new factbyte factbox. i was checking our countdown against other sites, and noticed the force india team think the race starts four and a half hours after everybody else: http://www.forceindiaf1.com/

    that explains sooo much.

  • RubberGoat27/06/2010 at 00:08

    Great daily Lou

    Yeah love it. I had better sleep. Thanks everyone for an awesome time in the comments for the Muse concert :D

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 00:08

    Ta for finding space for the plug :)

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 00:09

    Speaking of the Glastonbury website, I'm loving Immie at the mo

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/glastonbury/2010/artists/imogenheap/

  • lou27/06/2010 at 00:09

    that explains sooo much.

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 00:17

    hi everyone,

  • Alison27/06/2010 at 00:18

    I have just discovered that one of my friends snuck out of someone's wedding this evening to go home and watch dr who :/

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 00:18

    I have just discovered that one of my friends snuck out of someone's wedding this evening to go home and watch dr who :/

    proper dedication

  • lou27/06/2010 at 00:19

    Mr C, i just had a thought... you know that schdule you did last night?.. you are put down to writing the tennis on the same monday/ tuesday as me..

    are you aware Wimbledon is only a 2 week event?... it's over next Sunday.

    sneaky mr c.

  • lou27/06/2010 at 00:19

    I have just discovered that one of my friends snuck out of someone's wedding this evening to go home and watch dr who :/

    woah!

  • Alison27/06/2010 at 00:20

    proper dedication

    W E I R D

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 00:20

    so how is everyone on this warn saturday night/ sunday morning?

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 00:20

    hi everyone,

    Hi

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 00:20

    I have just discovered that one of my friends snuck out of someone's wedding this evening to go home and watch dr who :/

    wow

  • lou27/06/2010 at 00:20

    Hey Leigh, i'm very warm. how are you?

  • Alison27/06/2010 at 00:21

    wow

    Yeah I'm not sure they're going to be invited to anymore events....

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 00:21

    Hey Leigh, i'm very warm. how are you?

    not too bad - slightly irritated, but generally adding to my overall meh-ness

  • Alison27/06/2010 at 00:22

    No way can I make it to Wednesday without a day off :( :(

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 00:24

    I went to a University Open day today to look at their journalism course, but was crushed to find out in the "Finance guide" that I can't apply for tuition fee support

    :(

    Somewhat gutted and jammed in a corner...

  • Alison27/06/2010 at 00:24

    I went to a University Open day today to look at their journalism course, but was crushed to find out in the "Finance guide" that I can't apply for tuition fee support

    :( I'm sorry. It's very expensive isn't it.... Why can't you have the loan?

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 00:27

    :( I'm sorry. It's very expensive isn't it.... Why can't you have the loan?

    I did a top-up year here years ago; however despite never applying/claiming tuition support before (I self-funded my entire stint in Uni, hence my current poorness), I'm automatically ruled out on the basis that I did a top-up

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 00:27

    it all seems a bit silly to be honest

  • Alison27/06/2010 at 00:28

    Excuse my ignorance but what's a top-up?

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 00:30

    Excuse my ignorance but what's a top-up?

    I studied for years in Ireland, but to get a full degree accreditation, I had to take one year in the UK; hence my current predicament

  • Alison27/06/2010 at 00:31

    I studied for years in Ireland, but to get a full degree accreditation, I had to take one year in the UK; hence my current predicament

    Oh I see. You already have a degree then? That's why you can't have any funding. I only need to find a year's worth of money before I can go back but that's bad enough....

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 00:35

    Oh I see. You already have a degree then? That's why you can't have any funding. I only need to find a year's worth of money before I can go back but that's bad enough....

    Yep - in Music Industry Management.

    A long story short - after years of being stamped on in the music industry, I have grown somewhat "tired" as it were; so I've been exploring my joint passion of writing / covering stories, etc...

    (I also have music website as well as the F1 blog)

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 00:36

    Not wishing to appear selfish, but it's just the direction my life has gone... so I may see if I can possibly sort out work experience of some sort and keep writing, while I save like a demon

  • Alison27/06/2010 at 00:38

    Not wishing to appear selfish, but it's just the direction my life has gone... so I may see if I can possibly sort out work experience of some sort and keep writing, while I save like a demon

    No no not at all. I'm only allowed to have 2 more years of funding ever. That's quite scary. I need to save up and go back before the government go mad and quadruple the price.

  • lou27/06/2010 at 00:55

    right, for some reason i decided it was a good idea to write Monday's Wimbledon post now.. so that's all finished and scheduled.

    and now... i sleep (or try to in this heat!! :( )

    night all! xx

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 00:57

    night lou

    :)

  • me27/06/2010 at 01:37

    Mr C, i just had a thought... you know that schdule you did last night?.. you are put down to writing the tennis on the same monday/ tuesday as me..

    are you aware Wimbledon is only a 2 week event?... it's over next Sunday.

    i had no idea. i better do one this week.

  • me27/06/2010 at 01:38

    A long story short - after years of being stamped on in the music industry, I have grown somewhat "tired" as it were

    same person.

    so I've been exploring my joint passion of writing / covering stories, etc...

    different person.

    :)

  • me27/06/2010 at 01:38

    right, for some reason i decided it was a good idea to write Monday's Wimbledon post now.. so that's all finished and scheduled.

    10/10 lou. cheers.

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 01:47

    same person.

    different person.

    :)

    aye - amazing the way life can change over the course of a decade

    :)

  • me27/06/2010 at 01:53

    aye - amazing the way life can change over the course of a decade

    :)

    to be honest, mine changes year-on-year. never mind every decade :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 02:00

    to be honest, mine changes year-on-year. never mind every decade :)

    i'm not quite that fluid, but i do a lot as it were, but to be honest i was never destined for office life

    :D

  • me27/06/2010 at 02:01

    my favourite picture from the bbc: http://twitpic.com/20ancq

    even the flightcase with muse lettering is reversed. how did they think we wouldn't notice?

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 02:02

    my favourite picture from the bbc: http://twitpic.com/20ancq

    even the flightcase with muse lettering is reversed. how did they think we wouldn't notice?

    silly, silly bbc

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 02:03

    only watching qually now - are these tableless press conferences a permanent feature now??

  • me27/06/2010 at 02:04

    only watching qually now - are these tableless press conferences a permanent feature now??

    horrible, aren't they? just wait until a driver has an "itch".

  • me27/06/2010 at 02:04

    silly, silly bbc

    :D

    baffling!

    and on that note, i'll see you for giggles radio at 10am. look after the place,pls ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 02:05

    horrible, aren't they? just wait until a driver has an "itch".

    it just doesn't look relaxed - the drivers might get used to it and relax eventually, but it just looks awkward

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 02:07

    horrible, aren't they? just wait until a driver has an "itch".

    fancy an awkward press conference?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2a3X7VdzNw - skip to about 3 minutes in

    :)

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 06:54

    Morning everyone :)

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 07:06

    Morning everyone :)

    hOLA

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 07:06

    hOLA

    ooh caps fail

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 07:29

    ooh caps fail

    tHATS oK

  • paul27/06/2010 at 07:31

    iS IT OPPOSITE dAY?

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 07:32

    iS IT OPPOSITE dAY?

    I hope not :)

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 07:32

    tHATS oK

    may I just say, early Giggles Radio is the best thing. ever.

  • paul27/06/2010 at 07:33

    tHIS IS NOT easy on an IpAD

  • paul27/06/2010 at 07:33

    may I just say, early Giggles Radio is the best thing. ever.

    An almost parade lap

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 07:33

    may I just say, early Giggles Radio is the best thing. ever.

    We had friends over last night and they too were saying, "why can't you do Giggles Radio at 10 every week".

    The problem is you can't please all the people all of the time!

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 07:34

    An almost parade lap

    #dontpanicChristine

  • paul27/06/2010 at 07:35

    Do you do request? I am ironing shirts again. Last time was fun, with steam deciders and everything

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 07:36

    An almost parade lap

    It is funny to be doing a pre-race show... But it will be a Giggles Radio show not a Parade Lap... I need my co-hosts for a Parade Lap really.

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 07:36

    We had friends over last night and they too were saying, "why can't you do Giggles Radio at 10 every week".

    well if I lived where you live and it was at 10 I would miss it every week because I tend to wake up about 1 on Sundays so you're right there :D

  • paul27/06/2010 at 07:37

    It is funny to be doing a pre-race show... But it will be a Giggles Radio show not a Parade Lap... I need my co-hosts for a Parade Lap really.

    Will still be good to set the mood

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 07:38

    Will still be good to set the mood

    I hope so :)

  • paul27/06/2010 at 07:39

    I hope so :)

    Actually you might need to keep going for the boring bits of the race too....

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 07:42

    well if I lived where you live and it was at 10 I would miss it every week because I tend to wake up about 1 on Sundays so you're right there :D

    I think that describes most of my audience :)

    Notice that I am talking exclusively to people on the other side of the world right now :)

  • paul27/06/2010 at 07:43

    Notice that I am talking exclusively to people on the other side of the world right now :)

    Not surprised. I was kupnwell after 10am this morning :-)

  • paul27/06/2010 at 07:43

    Kupnwell? iPad fail

  • paul27/06/2010 at 07:49

    Ha. BTCC on the Telly here. Always good for a laugh

  • Kathi27/06/2010 at 07:52

    Morning :)

    I forgot FR again. Actually I forgot there is even a race this weekend. *ashamed*

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 07:53

    I forgot FR again. Actually I forgot there is even a race this weekend. *ashamed*

    Gosh! Having fun in Iceland?

  • paul27/06/2010 at 07:54

    Gah! Why can't shirts iron themselves? They just keep coming!!

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 07:55

    Funnily enough I was talking about Iceland just last night as my friend who came over was saying that he'd just re-caught up with our icelandic friend last week.

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 07:55

    Gah! Why can't shirts iron themselves? They just keep coming!!

    I have a radical solution for you.... Buy non-iron shirts...

  • paul27/06/2010 at 07:56

    I have a radical solution for you.... Buy non-iron shirts...

    you can get them?!

  • Kathi27/06/2010 at 07:58

    Gosh! Having fun in Iceland?

    Yes! I'm 4 days into my 10 days trip around Iceland. Lou should never come here she wouldn't get 10m. Sooo many pretty things that deserved to be photographed...

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 07:58

    you can get them?!

    That's what I wear... You have to take the shirts out of the washing machine and hang them on hangers the instant the washing cycle finishes but it means no ironing.

  • paul27/06/2010 at 07:58

    That's what I wear... You have to take the shirts out of the washing machine and hang them on hangers the instant the washing cycle finishes but it means no ironing.

    Why wasn't I told?I'm going shopping tomorrow

  • Christine27/06/2010 at 08:02

    The Edge has a lot to answer for.

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 08:03

    The Edge has a lot to answer for.

    What did he do?

  • paul27/06/2010 at 08:03

    The Edge has a lot to answer for.

    U2 guitarist?

  • Christine27/06/2010 at 08:03

    What did he do?

    Woke me up.

  • paul27/06/2010 at 08:04

    Woke me up.

    just him? Was Bono there?

  • Christine27/06/2010 at 08:05

    just him? Was Bono there?

    I think Bono has hurt his back.

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 08:05

    I think Bono has hurt his back.

    Was Mr C playing the Edge's music too loud?

  • Christine27/06/2010 at 08:06

    Was Mr C playing the Edge's music too loud?

    http://sidepodcast.com/2010/06/26/daily-26th-june-2010/comments/#comment-824842

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 08:06

    I think Bono has hurt his back.

    Did he hurt it in a trying to get the Edge to keep it down incident?

  • Christine27/06/2010 at 08:06

    Did he hurt it in a trying to get the Edge to keep it down incident?

    :)

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 08:07

    Was Mr C playing the Edge's music too loud?

    http://sidepod…ments/#comment-824842

    ahh.... Mr C can't really control himself in that kind of situation can he... What with all the whooping and the hollaring...

  • Christine27/06/2010 at 08:10

    ahh.... Mr C can't really control himself in that kind of situation can he... What with all the whooping and the hollaring...

    If he was sleeping late today, I'd put some Backstreet Boys on loud. Not much whooping and hollaring to be done there, but still.

  • paul27/06/2010 at 08:13

    If he was sleeping late today, I'd put some Backstreet Boys on loud. Not much whooping and hollaring to be done there, but still.

    All that dancing can be quite annoying though.

    #sorryamyaandchristine

  • Christine27/06/2010 at 08:14

    Don't forget to vote on my headers if you haven't already: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/06/26/headers-1-10-you-decide/

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 08:19

    Don't forget to vote on my headers if you haven't already: http://smarter…ders-1-10-you-decide/

    I have voted :)

  • Turkey Machine27/06/2010 at 08:21

    i am killing my body with a run at the Humpty Dumpty 10km at Reedham. go me! will let ya know how i get on later. wish me luck guys!

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 08:23

    i am killing my body with a run at the Humpty Dumpty 10km at Reedham. go me! will let ya know how i get on later. wish me luck guys!

    Good luck!

  • paul27/06/2010 at 08:25

    i am killing my body with a run at the Humpty Dumpty 10km at Reedham. go me! will let ya know how i get on later. wish me luck guys!

    good luck, have fun!

  • me27/06/2010 at 08:28

    i am up early for giggles radio.

    on a sunday!

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 08:33

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/06/27/live-giggles-radio-early-bird-special/

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 08:33

    i am up early for giggles radio.

    on a sunday!

    Crazy! But much appreciated

  • paul27/06/2010 at 08:34

    i am up early for giggles radio.

    amy and I decided this is the ideal time ;-)

  • paul27/06/2010 at 08:35

    Alex! Will this work on my iPad or do I need to fire up the laptop?

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 08:36

    amy and I decided this is the ideal time ;-)

    yep, 7pm giggles radio is ace :D

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 08:36

    Alex! Will this work on my iPad or do I need to fire up the laptop?

    I think it will work on the iPad... Mr C did get it to work before.

  • lou27/06/2010 at 08:36

    Wow I got up! Hey all!

  • me27/06/2010 at 08:37

    I think it will work on the iPad... Mr C did get it to work before.

    ipad users need to go here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/alexandronov

    not sure the embed works yet?

  • paul27/06/2010 at 08:37

    I think it will work on the iPad... Mr C did get it to work before.

    Colleen. Magic

  • me27/06/2010 at 08:38

    Wow I got up! Hey all!

    hello lou!

  • paul27/06/2010 at 08:38

    Colleen? I did not mean that

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 08:38

    Colleen? I did not mean that

    ipad is lolz.

  • me27/06/2010 at 08:38

    The Edge has a lot to answer for.

    oops

  • paul27/06/2010 at 08:39

    ipad is lolz.

    Has a mind of it's own

  • lou27/06/2010 at 08:40

    hello lou!

    you're up early, early radio is obviously good for us

  • me27/06/2010 at 08:42

    you're up early, early radio is obviously good for us

    i need red bull

  • paul27/06/2010 at 08:42

    Lou! Are you photographing good wood this year?

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 08:42

    i need red bull

    i have a salad :D

  • paul27/06/2010 at 08:43

    i need red bull

    I have a Shiraz-Grenache ?

  • lou27/06/2010 at 08:44

    Lou! Are you photographing good wood this year?

    of course, it wouldn't be goodwill if I didn't take my cameras :)

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 08:45

    I have a Shiraz-Grenache ?

    I wish I had a Bubble O'Bill because someone just mentioned them on Facebook. I don't think I've had one for at least a decade.

  • paul27/06/2010 at 08:45

    of course, it wouldn't be goodwill if I didn't take my cameras :)

    excellent! Next best thing to going

  • lou27/06/2010 at 08:45

    i need red bull

    I miss red bull :( I haven't had any in weeks!!

  • lou27/06/2010 at 08:46

    excellent! Next best thing to going

    aw :)

  • Christine27/06/2010 at 08:47

    The Superleague coverage just started, if people are capable of multi-tasking.

  • Lukeh27/06/2010 at 08:55

    Woke me up.

    On behalf of my much loved band and Mr Edge, I apologise for them being so awesome. So very, very awesome.

    #sorrychristine

    #theywereveryawesomethough

  • me27/06/2010 at 08:55

    interesting from red bull:

    Wanted: You love Formula 1, know all the teams and drivers, your biggest dream is taking a look behind the scenes of the Formula 1 and you are also a writer? Then this is your chance.

    http://www.redbullreporter.com/2010/06/formula-1-stops-in-england/

  • me27/06/2010 at 08:56

    #theywereveryawesomethough

    so awesome they can play in reverse: http://twitpic.com/20ancq

  • paul27/06/2010 at 08:57

    Wanted: You love Formula 1, know all the teams and drivers, your biggest dream is taking a look behind the scenes of the Formula 1 and you are also a writer? Then this is your chance.

    Yea, yes, yes, no.

    Boooo.

  • Lukeh27/06/2010 at 08:58

    so awesome they can play in reverse: http://twitpic.com/20ancq

    :D

  • Christine27/06/2010 at 09:34

    Doctor Who ping: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/06/27/doctor-who-series-5-episode-13-the-big-bang/

  • me27/06/2010 at 09:52

    yikes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzjHY-JMNDw

    big air in gp2 earlier.

  • lou27/06/2010 at 09:54

    yikes: http://www.you…m/watch?v=pzjHY-JMNDw

    big air in gp2 earlier.

    ooh my! that looks a little scary!

  • Christine27/06/2010 at 09:59

    Franck ping: http://iheartfranck.com/2010/06/27/superleague-round-5-nurburgring-race-1-report/

  • Christine27/06/2010 at 10:17

    Amy, Amy, cake! http://twitpic.com/20em4x

    Although... it's a bit fruity to be proper cake.

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 10:18

    Although... it's a bit fruity to be proper cake.

    cake and berries are two of my favourite things in the world so I give it a thumbs up.

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 10:24

    I think I will buy some black forest cake tomorrow in honour of Nico.

  • me27/06/2010 at 10:25

    paddock football!

    http://tweetphoto.com/29451783

  • Christine27/06/2010 at 10:26

    paddock football!

    Who's your money on?

  • me27/06/2010 at 10:27

    Who's your money on?

    germany have that one all wrapped up.

  • Christine27/06/2010 at 10:27

    germany have that one all wrapped up.

    :)

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 10:31

    THAT woman and Catherine in the same photo is making my head explode.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/officialkovalainen/4738333360/

  • lou27/06/2010 at 10:32

    THAT woman and Catherine in the same photo is making my head explode.

    http://www.fli…ovalainen/4738333360/

    Papa Smurf!! :) bad times that THAT woman is there tho.

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 10:32

    Papa Smurf!! :) bad times that THAT woman is there tho.

    I was going to say 'aww, they all miss Heikki' but John wouldn't have been at McLaren when Heikki was so I have no explanation for their visit :D

  • me27/06/2010 at 10:33

    alex on the ground:

    Paddock walk over, saw the bbc guys, heikki, sutil, webber, and dominicali - result! ;-) back to the stands for me now

  • lou27/06/2010 at 10:34

    I was going to say 'aww, they all miss Heikki' but John wouldn't have been at McLaren when Heikki was so I have no explanation for their visit :D

    maybe he wanted to some relief from THAT woman?

  • me27/06/2010 at 10:34

    I was going to say 'aww, they all miss Heikki' but John wouldn't have been at McLaren when Heikki was so I have no explanation for their visi

    could they be showing jake the rest of the paddock?

    "come with us jakey, the small teams aren't scary, honest"

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 10:34

    alex on the ground:

    is he gonna hang with us in Spa? We felt rejected by him in Australia :(

  • me27/06/2010 at 10:34

    is he gonna hang with us in Spa? We felt rejected by him in Australia

    you saw him?

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 10:35

    you saw him?

    no, but he didn't come to any of the well-publicised sidepodmeetups. We kinda thought he might.

  • me27/06/2010 at 10:36

    no, but he didn't come to any of the well-publicised sidepodmeetups. We kinda thought he might.

    no idea, i shall tweet now.

    please note in advance, my next tweet in no way commits me/us to going to spa, i just have to work with 140 chars :)

  • lou27/06/2010 at 10:37

    some drivers prepared for the race by sleeping, having massages and doing team stuff...

    not nico!

    http://tweetphoto.com/29453201

    :)

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 10:37

    not nico!

    he looks like a cardboard cut out :D

  • me27/06/2010 at 10:43

    oh christ: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5880175&id=292309963464

    again!

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 10:43

    oh christ: http://www.fac…80175&id=292309963464

    STOP BRINGING ATTENTION TO IT #dontlookchristine

  • lou27/06/2010 at 10:43

    oh christ: http://www.fac…80175&id=292309963464

    again!

    yeah, he really needs a haircut.. i did tell amy, but she says it's fine..

  • Christine27/06/2010 at 10:43

    again!

    Oh my...

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 10:44

    Oh my...

    maybe it's a good thing that he has so much lotussy spirit? #clutchingatstraws

  • me27/06/2010 at 10:45

    STOP BRINGING ATTENTION TO IT

    he clearly didn't learn from the last race.

  • lou27/06/2010 at 10:45

    Jenson & lewis on the drivers parade just sang happy birthday to massa, only it went 'happy birthday dear britney'! ;)

    http://twitter.com/alexjsnell/status/17156422684

  • me27/06/2010 at 10:45

    Jenson & lewis on the drivers parade just sang happy birthday to massa, only it went 'happy birthday dear britney'!

    :) :) :)

  • lou27/06/2010 at 10:45

    Jenson & lewis on the drivers parade just sang happy birthday to massa, only it went 'happy birthday dear britney'!

    am guessing he means Nico though? :)

  • lou27/06/2010 at 10:46

    also.. i want to hear Jenson sing...

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 10:46

    am guessing he means Nico though? :)

    I'd imagine so, Massa's birthday is near mine :D

  • me27/06/2010 at 10:46

    am guessing he means Nico though

    it's nico's birthday today. i didn't even read massa.

  • Christine27/06/2010 at 10:47

    STOP BRINGING ATTENTION TO IT #dontlookchristine

    I wonder if there isn't a double jeopardy thing though, where you can't be charged for the same thing twice.

  • me27/06/2010 at 10:47

    I wonder if there isn't a double jeopardy thing though, where you can't be charged for the same thing twice.

    ahh, bugger

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 10:47

    I wonder if there isn't a double jeopardy thing though, where you can't be charged for the same thing twice.

    that sounds fair.

  • me27/06/2010 at 10:50

    an invisible lotus guest?

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5880173&id=292309963464

  • lou27/06/2010 at 10:52

    an invisible lotus guest?

    http://www.fac…80173&id=292309963464

    is that the same Fatna who the Brawn guy proposed to last year?

  • me27/06/2010 at 10:54

    is that the same Fatna who the Brawn guy proposed to last year?

    no way!?

    she was out of a job last year, so could very well be.

  • lou27/06/2010 at 10:55

    she was out of a job last year, so could very well be.

    i refuse to believe there are lots of Fatnas in the world, therefore it must be :)

  • Turkey Machine27/06/2010 at 15:19

    Results are up for the Humpty Dumpty 10k. 54th!!!!!

    http://gydac.org.uk/roadrunning_humptydumpty

    I was the 7th fastest un-attached (i.e. not a member of an athletics club) runner. Go me!!!

  • lou27/06/2010 at 15:25

    right i'm going to sit in the daily now :)

  • lou27/06/2010 at 15:26

    The FIA site is very slow.... so i'm assuming the verdict is in?.. there can't be that many people checking it..

  • Bassano27/06/2010 at 15:27

    The FIA site is very slow.... so i'm assuming the verdict is in?.. there can't be that many people checking it..

    So we wait for the stewards report then

  • Alianora La Canta27/06/2010 at 15:29

    I should have known not to update my predictions competition results before the stewards had finished...

  • lou27/06/2010 at 15:30

    the only penalties on the FIA site so far are Koby's penalty for speeding in the pitlane and Hamilton's drive through...

  • lou27/06/2010 at 15:38

    come on FIA!! make a decision! grrrr

  • Bassano27/06/2010 at 15:40

    come on FIA!! make a decision! grrrr

    They're watching something else

  • lou27/06/2010 at 15:42

    They're watching something else

    it's ridiculous.

  • lou27/06/2010 at 15:46

    Rodrigo y Gabriela are actually incredible. i've never seen anyone play the acoustic guitar that well before. stunning.

  • lou27/06/2010 at 15:48

    @jakehumphreyf1

    Really sorry guys. The power cut proved terminal. Highlights bbc3 tonight. Full service shall be resumed at Silverstone-can't wait!!!!!!

    so not even on iplayer then?

  • lou27/06/2010 at 15:54

    am enjoying glastonbury.. i feel like i'm watching it alone but it's nice, i can deal with that. Sport makes people angry..

  • Bassano27/06/2010 at 15:59

    @jakehumphreyf1

    Really sorry guys. The power cut proved terminal. Highlights bbc3 tonight. Full service shall be resumed at Silverstone-can't wait!!!!!!

    so not even on iplayer then?

    I think the filming stopped

  • me27/06/2010 at 16:01

    I think the filming stopped

    oh

  • lou27/06/2010 at 16:01

    I think the filming stopped

    :'(

  • me27/06/2010 at 16:02

    EliGP: Unless I'm mistaken, this is Schuamcher's worst ever finish in a race

    http://twitter.com/EliGP/statuses/17175947429

  • Bassano27/06/2010 at 16:03

    am enjoying glastonbury.. i feel like i'm watching it alone but it's nice, i can deal with that. Sport makes people angry..

    What's good right now, too many choices

  • lou27/06/2010 at 16:04

    What's good right now, too many choices

    i'm just watching the bbc coverage... they had an amazing guitar duet not so long ago...

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 16:05

    evening folks

  • Bassano27/06/2010 at 16:05

    EliGP: Unless I'm mistaken, this is Schuamcher's worst ever finish in a race

    http://twitter…/statuses/17175947429

    :)

    Michael Who?

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 16:05

    commiserations by the way....

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 16:06

    The Mercedes were having brake problems after 10-15 laps; that's just shocking

  • lou27/06/2010 at 16:06

    @ManipeF1

    We've had statements from the stewards regarding pitlane incidents, but not the safety car ones yet.

  • me27/06/2010 at 16:12

    webber's accident replay: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8766194.stm

    non-geolocked: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrE9AX2BsCY

    love the onboard picture.

  • lou27/06/2010 at 16:13

    @LeeMcKenzieF1

    So far Buemi, Petrov, Liuzzi, Hulkenberg all get no penalty from the Stewards.

    oh i hope JB doesn't get one...

  • lou27/06/2010 at 16:16

    so drivers left still under investigation = De la rosa, Sutil, Kubica, Jenson and Rubens.

  • Bassano27/06/2010 at 16:16

    Who's headlining Glasto tonight?

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 16:16

    Who's headlining Glasto tonight?

    Stevie Wonder on the main stage and Orbital on the other

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/glastonbury/2010/lineup/stage/

  • Bassano27/06/2010 at 16:17

    Who's headlining Glasto tonight?

    Stevie Wonder on the main stage and Orbital on the other

    http://www.bbc…ry/2010/lineup/stage/

    Ooh Orbital, nice

  • lou27/06/2010 at 16:19

    the FIA site is rrrrrubbish

  • lou27/06/2010 at 16:22

    i mean seriously... why release a random number of penalties...make the decision for all of them, then release it all at once... and while their at is they can sort their site out too...

    urrrrrggghhh FIA make me grumpy.

  • Bassano27/06/2010 at 16:24

    Ferrari have started:

    A scandal , that's the opinion of so many fans and employees who are all in agreement: there is no other way to describe what happened during the European Grand Prix," said the Ferrari statement

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/84854

  • lou27/06/2010 at 16:25

    @ManipeF1

    Stewards penalise all drivers on the list 5 seconds. Glock penalise 20 secs. Button keeps podium.

    YAAYY!!!!!

  • Jon Waldock27/06/2010 at 16:25

    Stewards penalise all drivers on the list 5 seconds. Glock penalise 20 secs. Button keeps podium.

    5 second penaltys? i thought the only options were 20 or 30. how odd

  • me27/06/2010 at 16:25

    bassano, can you add that to the other thread too? this is fun :)

  • Bassano27/06/2010 at 16:26

    bassano, can you add that to the other thread too? this is fun :)

    Sure

  • lou27/06/2010 at 16:28

    5 second penaltys? i thought the only options were 20 or 30. how odd

    that's what Legard said i think..never trust legard...

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 16:28

    Ferrari have started:

    A scandal , that's the opinion of so many fans and employees who are all in agreement: there is no other way to describe what happened during the European Grand Prix," said the Ferrari statement

    Blah blah blah

    Schumacher pitting to take a penalty after the race was a scandal. Schumacher ramming Villeneuve to try to win a championship was a scandal. Schumacher trying to ram Hakkinen off the road at 200mph was a scandal etc etc etc

    Ferrari strangely didn't seem to have a problem with any of those

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 16:29

    Stewards penalise all drivers on the list 5 seconds. Glock penalise 20 secs. Button keeps podium.

    Non penalty penalties seem to be in fashion in Valencia

  • Jon Waldock27/06/2010 at 16:29

    that's what Legard said i think..never trust legard...

    brundle said it too

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 16:30

    that's what Legard said i think..never trust legard...

    and Noble.

  • lou27/06/2010 at 16:30

    Non penalty penalties seem to be in fashion in Valencia

    such a good thing Jenson finished nearly 13 seconds ahead of Rubens :D

  • Bassano27/06/2010 at 16:30

    Personally, I think the forum outage was a match fix for Vee8's bingo

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 16:31

    brundle said it too

    I guess now the match is over the power is back

  • lou27/06/2010 at 16:31

    right i'm off to go buy my train tickets for Goodwood. back soon ya'll x

  • Bassano27/06/2010 at 16:32

    right i'm off to go buy my train tickets for Goodwood. back soon ya'll x

    See ya in a bit Lou

    Careful outside :)

  • guille230627/06/2010 at 16:33

    right i'm off to go buy my train tickets for Goodwood. back soon ya'll x

    bye lou.

    I should also go, need food to eat during the match. see you!

  • Jon Waldock27/06/2010 at 16:33

    Kobi wont get another place, Sutil was 5.8 seconds in front. boo

  • Bassano27/06/2010 at 16:33

    See ya Guille

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 16:33

    I guess now the match is over the power is back

    Odd that....

  • Amy27/06/2010 at 16:33

    i should go too, its somehow 2.30am

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2010 at 16:34

    right, i'm going to the pub - race report coming this evening

    :D

  • Bassano27/06/2010 at 16:34

    Ok, bye to the leavers. Go on, desert us!

    ;)

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 16:35

    right i'm off to go buy my train tickets for Goodwood. back soon ya'll x

    Stop planning

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 16:35

    i should go too, its somehow 2.30am

    Good night

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 16:39

    For the record Top Gear is back tonight, 8pm.

  • Jon Waldock27/06/2010 at 16:40

    For the record Top Gear is back tonight, 8pm.

    oooh yay, forgot about that

  • Bassano27/06/2010 at 16:44

    Did I just see Teletubbies in the crowd at Muse's performance?

  • RubberGoat27/06/2010 at 16:46

    Did I just see Teletubbies in the crowd at Muse's performance?

    Yes you did!

  • Bassano27/06/2010 at 16:46

    Did I just see Teletubbies in the crowd at Muse's performance?

    Yes you did!

    OK, good. Cos I was really feeling like today wasn't happening for real

  • lou27/06/2010 at 17:11

    yess!! a 5 day trip to Havant.. with 3 day returns to chichester for less than it costs me for a day return to london!! wohoo for money saving! :)

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 17:16

    yess!! a 5 day trip to Havant.. with 3 day returns to chichester for less than it costs me for a day return to london!! wohoo for money saving! :)

    You make planning ahead sound appealing. That can't be right

  • lou27/06/2010 at 17:17

    You make planning ahead sound appealing. That can't be right

    i have about 8 different tickets, but it's worth it :)

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 17:19

    Hey everyone.

    So is there a breakout thread for the athletics or the cricket?

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 17:19

    So is there a breakout thread for the athletics or the cricket?

    ;)

  • RG27/06/2010 at 17:20

    So is there a breakout thread for the athletics or the cricket?

    At least a British team can't possibly lose in the athletics. They'll find a way I suppose though.

    Boo for Pedro :(

  • lou27/06/2010 at 17:26

    i need to do a season tour like Alex Snell..

    'Right, that's enough for now - off to meet @f1photos for a beer, and maybe @virginracing if he's about? ;) laters people!'

  • Christine27/06/2010 at 17:44

    So is there a breakout thread for the athletics or the cricket?

    We love a volunteer.

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 17:51

    We love a volunteer.

    Ooooooops.

  • Alex Andronov27/06/2010 at 17:51

    I just finally caught up with last night's Doctor Who!!!!

    Ooooh

  • lou27/06/2010 at 17:59

    some pics from the weekend...

    - nice to know the Sutton boys are having a nice time... There are a more pages with pics of girls in a pool than there are of the racing.

    - i didn't notice the the table was back? in fact i thought there wasn't one? where did this one come from?

    - hehe photographers having fun

    - wohoo! i love the pit boards :)

    -hehehe! Cheers! :)

    - yay for Andy Hone working for Getty! :)

    -

    -

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 18:00

    Someone is already thinking about England's next match

    http://twitter.com/JRobertsF1/status/17182862424

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 18:01

    The table wasn't there in the post race interview

  • lou27/06/2010 at 18:02

    The table wasn't there in the post race interview

    it makes no sense... they must have brought it in?... but why? it's so silly.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 18:03

    it makes no sense... they must have brought it in?... but why? it's so silly.

    No idea what is going on. Maybe they move after the unilaterals and do the other interviews there. Need to aks Joe or someone

  • lou27/06/2010 at 18:06

    No idea what is going on. Maybe they move after the unilaterals and do the other interviews there. Need to aks Joe or someone

    there are being stupid, silly tv people.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 18:08

    there are being stupid, silly tv people.

    Everything looks more professional with the table. The drivers are more natural when it is there

  • Alianora La Canta27/06/2010 at 18:08

    Just got back from Grandma's. What excuse has the FIA given for issuing a penalty that isn't even in the list of penalties it is allowed to issue?

  • lou27/06/2010 at 18:09

    Everything looks more professional with the table. The drivers are more natural when it is there

    what gets me is there are normal mics and things there too.. so why bother putting face mics on them and getting them to sit looking all uncomfortable..

  • Bill27/06/2010 at 18:11

    I think they are normally different rooms for the TV interviews and the general press.

  • guille230627/06/2010 at 18:11

    Just got back from Grandma's. What excuse has the FIA given for issuing a penalty that isn't even in the list of penalties it is allowed to issue?

    hi ali.

    I was expecting you would know some subtle hidden article allowing for that.. . :P

    so it was just the FIA being the FIA then...

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 18:11

    Just got back from Grandma's. What excuse has the FIA given for issuing a penalty that isn't even in the list of penalties it is allowed to issue?

    Seems to be a Valencia thing. Yesterday Massa was allowed back out in a car that the marshals got back to the pits and now this

  • lou27/06/2010 at 18:13

    I think they are normally different rooms for the TV interviews and the general press.

    really? i was under the impression they just continued the press conference, cause back in the days of ITV streams they used to leave it open after quali or the race and we'd see the whole press conference.. well i think it was the whole conference?..

  • Lukeh27/06/2010 at 18:13

    Hullo again

  • guille230627/06/2010 at 18:17

    Hullo again

    hello back lukeh

  • Bill27/06/2010 at 18:18

    really? i was under the impression they just continued the press conference, cause back in the days of ITV streams they used to leave it open after quali or the race and we'd see the whole press conference.. well i think it was the whole conference?..

    I thought they all did their two questions, the winner got a follow-up or two, then they get to sum up their race in their "own foreign language" (as Bruce Jones once said when he was asking the questions). After that, I thought they moved to the press room for further questions. Could be wrong.

  • Alianora La Canta27/06/2010 at 18:19

    hi ali.

    I was expecting you would know some subtle hidden article allowing for that.. . :P

    so it was just the FIA being the FIA then...

    The penalties the FIA is allowed to issue for "incidents" are clearly indicated on Article 16. These are:

    a) drive-through penalty (or 20-second penalty if issued within 5 laps of the end)

    b) stop/go penalty (or 30-second penalty if issued within 5 laps of the end)

    c) grid drop (on this, unlike time penalties, total flexibility is enabled)

    Other penalties are permitted if the breach was of the International Sporting Code or the Technical Regulations rather than the Sporting Regulations, or if the incident did not occur during the race itself, but none of those conditions apply to this incident.

  • RG27/06/2010 at 18:20

    Hullo again

    Hey mate.

    Quick plug, its gone very wrong for one specific new team: http://northernwaffler.wordpress.com/2010/06/27/chatoic-valencia-mixes-things-up/

  • lou27/06/2010 at 18:20

    I thought they all did their two questions, the winner got a follow-up or two, then they get to sum up their race in their "own foreign language" (as Bruce Jones once said when he was asking the questions). After that, I thought they moved to the press room for further questions. Could be wrong.

    sounds like a good question for Joe, it's a bit we never get to see

  • guille230627/06/2010 at 18:22

    who thinks that trying to create a new recipe to add to my cooking using chicken and green apple is a good idea?

  • Alianora La Canta27/06/2010 at 18:23

    I thought they all did their two questions, the winner got a follow-up or two, then they get to sum up their race in their "own foreign language" (as Bruce Jones once said when he was asking the questions). After that, I thought they moved to the press room for further questions. Could be wrong. {Comment #255}

    I don't think you are. Appendix 3 Point 8 refers to the "unilateral room" and Point 9 the "press room". Point 7 makes reference to "TV unilateral interviews" which logically would occue in the unilateral room. Drivers have to proceed from the podium to the unilateral room to the press room. Interestingly, the unilateral room has to have air conditioning and/or ventilation as well as towels and water, but the press room doesn't need any of these.

  • Lady Snowcat27/06/2010 at 18:26

    Poor Heikki about to embark on his 1200km road trip back to Geneva...

    Not a good weekend for him at all....

  • Lukeh27/06/2010 at 18:32

    um,,,, testing...

  • Lukeh27/06/2010 at 18:34

    um,,,, testing...

    http://i49.tinypic.com/25a6zhg.png

    help! its appearing in anything I type... :S

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 18:35

    help! its appearing in anything I type... :S

    I didn't know Welsh was written in squiggle

  • RubberGoat27/06/2010 at 18:35

    um,,,, testing...

    http://i49.tinypic.com/25a6zhg.pnghelp! its appearing in anything I type... :S

    You've become part of the Matrix?

  • Lukeh27/06/2010 at 19:00

    Top gear! Also my laptop has no seemingly died. Fun times...

  • Turkey Machine27/06/2010 at 19:01

    TOP GEAR!

  • Lukeh27/06/2010 at 20:06

    Am having lots of laptop problems tonight so I'll write my race review sometime tomorrow after work...

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 20:12

    Any budding journalists want to work with the chequered flag at Silverstone?

    http://twitter.com/TheCheckerFlag/status/17191362549

  • Alianora La Canta27/06/2010 at 20:21

    Plug: 2:15.000 (my blog entry on the penalty given to the "Speedy Nine").

  • RubberGoat27/06/2010 at 20:25

    Plug: 2:15.000 (my blog entry on the penalty given to the "Speedy Nine").

    Where did you get the 2 min 15 seconds from?

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 20:28

    Good evening. Just been to Mum's where I had to endure You've Been Framed, but at least I got to see Top Gear afterwards.

    Now back home watching Faithless at Glasto

  • Alianora La Canta27/06/2010 at 20:28

    Where did you get the 2 min 15 seconds from? {Comment #271}

    I reckon each driver should have had a 20-second penalty, not 5. In the blog entry I use the regulations to back up that assessment.

    That's 15 seconds worth of penalty each driver did not receive that they should have done.

    15 x 9 = 135 seconds = 2 minutes 15 seconds.

  • RubberGoat27/06/2010 at 20:30

    Where did you get the 2 min 15 seconds from? {Comment #271}

    I reckon each driver should have had a 20-second penalty, not 5. In the blog entry I use the regulations to back up that assessment.

    That's 15 seconds worth of penalty each driver did not receive that they should have done.

    15 x 9 = 135 seconds = 2 minutes 15 seconds.

    Right, gotcha ;)

  • lou27/06/2010 at 21:01

    ooo! GP+ is out :D

  • me27/06/2010 at 21:02

    ooo! GP+ is out :D

    must read.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 21:06

    Someone clearly takes after his father

    http://twitter.com/InsideFerrari/status/17184936652

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 21:07

    Dr Who or Stevie Wonder at Glasto..? Will go with Stevie for a while.

  • RubberGoat27/06/2010 at 21:07

    Someone clearly takes after his fatherhttp://twitter…ri/status/17184936652

    "...oh, you wanna me to-a talkabout the race-a?"

  • RubberGoat27/06/2010 at 21:09

    Dr Who or Stevie Wonder at Glasto..? Will go with Stevie for a while.

    Why is Stevie Wonder wearing a linesman's kit? ;)

  • James27/06/2010 at 21:10

    Someone clearly takes after his fatherhttp://twitter…ri/status/17184936652

    the full quote:

    “I am incredulous and bitter, not just for Ferrari, but for the sport as a whole, as this is not the sort of thing one expects from professionals. For a long time now, I have also followed races in championships in the United States, where the appearance of the Safety Car is a frequent occurrence, but I have never seen anything similar to what happened today at the Valencia circuit. If it raises some doubts over the actions that led to a false race, to me that would seem more than reasonable.”

    http://www.ferrari.com/English/Formula1/News/Headlines/Pages/100627_F1_europeangp_piero_ferrari_incredulous_and_bitter.aspx

  • Jon Waldock27/06/2010 at 21:11

    “I am incredulous and bitter, not just for Ferrari, but for the sport as a whole, as this is not the sort of thing one expects from professionals. For a long time now, I have also followed races in championships in the United States, where the appearance of the Safety Car is a frequent occurrence, but I have never seen anything similar to what happened today at the Valencia circuit. If it raises some doubts over the actions that led to a false race, to me that would seem more than reasonable.”

    oh wow, he's comparing F1 to Nascar. Good move.

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 21:12

    Why is Stevie Wonder wearing a linesman's kit? ;)

    :)

  • me27/06/2010 at 21:12

    oh wow, he's comparing F1 to Nascar. Good move.

    we've been saying that for the past couple of weeks. haven't we?

  • RubberGoat27/06/2010 at 21:13

    Someone clearly takes after his fatherhttp://twitter…ri/status/17184936652

    the full quote: “I am incredulous and bitter, not just for Ferrari, but for the sport as a whole, as this is not the sort of thing one expects from professionals. For a long time now, I have also followed races in championships in the United States, where the appearance of the Safety Car is a frequent occurrence, but I have never seen anything similar to what happened today at the Valencia circuit. If it raises some doubts over the actions that led to a false race, to me that would seem more than reasonable.”http://www.fer…ulous_and_bitter.aspx

    My full response would be moderated here for language, but needless to say I think he's talking rubbish and had Ferrari and Alonso benefited from what happened, they would not have said anything!

  • guille230627/06/2010 at 21:13

    oh wow, he's comparing F1 to Nascar. Good move.

    he's comparing F1 SC rules to IRL/CART rules, and he's right on doing that

  • Lukeh27/06/2010 at 21:13

    http://www.fer…ulous_and_bitter.aspx

    Boooooooooooooriiiinnngg. Please move on now.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 21:13

    “I am incredulous and bitter, not just for Ferrari, but for the sport as a whole, as this is not the sort of thing one expects from professionals. For a long time now, I have also followed races in championships in the United States, where the appearance of the Safety Car is a frequent occurrence, but I have never seen anything similar to what happened today at the Valencia circuit. If it raises some doubts over the actions that led to a false race, to me that would seem more than reasonable.”

    It's hard to believe someone in his position thinks what happened today was so bad. Clearly he knows nothing about his own companyy let alone the rest of F1

  • Lukeh27/06/2010 at 21:13

    Boooooooooooooriiiinnngg. Please move on now.

    Ferrari, I mean of course, not commentors :)

  • RubberGoat27/06/2010 at 21:14

    oh wow, he's comparing F1 to Nascar. Good move.

    we've been saying that for the past couple of weeks. haven't we?

    Is F1 now implementing phantom debris cautions near the end of the race in order to reset the field and openly admitting it too?

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 21:14

    Is F1 now implementing phantom debris cautions near the end of the race in order to reset the field and openly admitting it too?

    Not phantom. Charlie lobbed a bottle on to the track

  • RubberGoat27/06/2010 at 21:15

    It's hard to believe someone in his position thinks what happened today was so bad. Clearly he knows nothing about his own companyy let alone the rest of F1

    Well considering he never used to be considered a son of Ferrari (He had to take his mother's surname), that's not a surprise!

  • James27/06/2010 at 21:16

    Ferrari, I mean of course, not commentors :)

    I'll be honest at the time I was worked up about it, in particular what Lewis did, I've accepted it, its racing and sometimes you aren't lucky, but I don't Ferrari ever will.

    Now all we need is Luca's statement.

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 21:17

    oh wow, he's comparing F1 to Nascar. Good move.

    he's comparing F1 SC rules to IRL/CART rules, and he's right on doing that

    I agree. In those series, my understanding is that if the SC can't get out fast enough and lets the first car or two through, they must slow down and wait for the SC to catch and pass them. That's because there's no way the cars at oval speed can slow down before the SC can get out from a standstill.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 21:19

    Well considering he never used to be considered a son of Ferrari (He had to take his mother's surname), that's not a surprise!

    He still was around Ferrari and everyone knew who he was. Beside he was Ferrari not Lardi when Schuamcher did all the stuff he did in a red car

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 21:20

    How many twitter accounts do Ferrari have?

    http://twitter.com/ferrarif1world/status/17195011483

  • Lukeh27/06/2010 at 21:21

    How many twitter accounts do Ferrari have?

    That ones not official

  • guille230627/06/2010 at 21:21

    I agree. In those series, my understanding is that if the SC can't get out fast enough and lets the first car or two through, they must slow down and wait for the SC to catch and pass them. That's because there's no way the cars at oval speed can slow down before the SC can get out from a standstill.

    all this would be simple to fix from now on by going back to 2008 SC pit rules. that the SC can get out in the middle of the pack while everybody is allowed to pit when he wants is a recipe for disaster.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 21:23

    Shame Alonso lost out due to Webber deliberately crashing to let Vettel win. Awful to get caught up in something like that. ;)

  • James27/06/2010 at 21:25

    all this would be simple to fix from now on by going back to 2008 SC pit rules. that the SC can get out in the middle of the pack while everybody is allowed to pit when he wants is a recipe for disaster.

    I mentioned that in the post race thread. There is no argument closing the pitlane now, no one would need to refuel.

  • James27/06/2010 at 21:25

    Shame Alonso lost out due to Webber deliberately crashing to let Vettel win. Awful to get caught up in something like that. ;)

    :)

  • James27/06/2010 at 21:26

    I mentioned that in the post race thread. There is no argument closing the pitlane now, no one would need to refuel.

    *against closing it ;)

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 21:26

    all this would be simple to fix from now on by going back to 2008 SC pit rules. that the SC can get out in the middle of the pack while everybody is allowed to pit when he wants is a recipe for disaster.

    F1 has never done Safety Car periods properly, they just can't seem to figure them out.

    The IndyCar rules work because the pits close, if someone has to top up with fuel they can come in and get a 1 or 2 sec amount and have to come back later - meaning they still get screwed but not as much as running dry or coming in for a full load and getting a post-race penalty. Moot in F1 now of course. But they also work because they have one crew per car, not one crew for two cars which sort of messes it up for F1, people will always lose out as long with only one crew.

    I suppose what could've happened is the SC could've waved everyone by immediately and parked itself awaiting Vettel again.

  • guille230627/06/2010 at 21:31

    F1 has never done Safety Car periods properly, they just can't seem to figure them out.

    The IndyCar rules work because the pits close, if someone has to top up with fuel they can come in and get a 1 or 2 sec amount and have to come back later - meaning they still get screwed but not as much as running dry or coming in for a full load and getting a post-race penalty. Moot in F1 now of course. But they also work because they have one crew per car, not one crew for two cars which sort of messes it up for F1, people will always lose out as long with only one crew.

    I suppose what could've happened is the SC could've waved everyone by immediately and parked itself awaiting Vettel again.

    +1

    completely agree on that

    and maybe no one should be allowed to pit before the leader has the chance to do it (meaning: nobody pits until the leader has crossed the pit lane entry once, either going in or staying out)

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 21:44

    +1

    completely agree on that

    and maybe no one should be allowed to pit before the leader has the chance to do it (meaning: nobody pits until the leader has crossed the pit lane entry once, either going in or staying out)

    I think that would guarantee the win to the leader. I would say this: When the SC Deployed message is displayed nobody can pit until the SC passes the pit entry on its first lap around, and nobody can pit until the leader catches the SC (doesn't matter where everyone else is, if they haven't caught up that's their problem - you'd expect after a lap most would be there).

    If someone is in the pits already that's fine, effectively that would be same as pitting before the SC happened.

    If someone has damage, they can pit for repairs etc. But that could give an advantage over people who have to wait so I'd mix in something from 2005 from the single-set rules: change the damaged tyre, come back in when the track is green for your 'normal' stop.

  • RG27/06/2010 at 22:03

    Anyone got anything to plug for the ol' daily?

  • Alianora La Canta27/06/2010 at 22:23

    It's hard to believe someone in his position thinks what happened today was so bad. Clearly he knows nothing about his own companyy let alone the rest of F1 {Comment #288}

    What happened today is bad for F1, for the same reasons that some of the things that have come out in Ferrari's favour in the past were bad. Rules were broken and incorrect penalties were applied, thus defeating the point of the rules being there in the first place.

  • Jon Waldock27/06/2010 at 22:25

    Anyone got anything to plug for the ol' daily?

    You could always plug how awesome RG is, i think that would go down well

  • RG27/06/2010 at 22:26

    You could always plug how awesome RG is, i think that would go down well

    Ah, you say that as soon as I schedule ;)

    Early start for me in the morning, catch y'all later, daily is scheduled.

  • Jon Waldock27/06/2010 at 22:26

    Early start for me in the morning, catch y'all later, daily is scheduled.

    adios!

  • guille230627/06/2010 at 22:26

    Early start for me in the morning, catch y'all later, daily is scheduled.

    bye RG

  • me27/06/2010 at 22:29

    Early start for me in the morning, catch y'all later, daily is scheduled.

    leg.end!

  • me27/06/2010 at 22:31

    Shame Alonso lost out due to Webber deliberately crashing to let Vettel win. Awful to get caught up in something like that. ;)

    :D

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 22:31

    Early start for me in the morning, catch y'all later, daily is scheduled.

    Night.

    I have a half-written post from Tuesday I ought to finish, but it is getting out of date rapidly :)

  • me27/06/2010 at 22:32

    Is F1 now implementing phantom debris cautions near the end of the race in order to reset the field and openly admitting it too?

    Not phantom. Charlie lobbed a bottle on to the track

    :D

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 22:34

    Because I linked them the other day I should mention The Furious Wedge has morphed into Grab Bag Sports (I don't get the name either, something to do with baseball apparently). Will be back to how it was a while ago, IndyCar + baseball + lots of other US sports and whatever else takes their fancy

    http://www.grabbagsports.com/2010/06/furious-wedge-becomes-grab-bag-sports.html

    Speedgeek will be a contributor.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 22:35

    Chandhok wants an iPad because he was playing an addictive game on Jake's

    http://twitter.com/karunchandhok/status/17199127640

  • me27/06/2010 at 22:37

    Chandhok wants an iPad because he was playing an addictive game on Jake's

    :)

  • guille230627/06/2010 at 22:38

    Chandhok wants an iPad because he was playing an addictive game on Jake's

    he needs to get back on top of Christine's ranking. actually, he deserves to get the title now no matter what happens the rest of the year :P

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 22:38

    Stevie Wonder brought Michael Eavis on stage for Happy Birthday, it's Glastonbury's 40th anniversary - and Eavis is singing :)

  • me27/06/2010 at 22:39

    he needs to get back on top of Christine's ranking. actually, he deserves to get the title now no matter what happens the rest of the year :P

    i think he should lose points for not having one already!

  • Alianora La Canta27/06/2010 at 22:40

    i think he should lose points for not having one already! {Comment #321}

    What?!?

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 22:41

    GMM break world exclusive. Alonso doesn't want to have Hamilton as a team mat in future.

    Why do people pay for garbage like that?

    http://www.f1reports.com/f1/article/6309/

  • Alianora La Canta27/06/2010 at 22:42

    GMM break world exclusive. Alonso doesn't want to have Hamilton as a team mat in future. {Comment #323}

    It's taken them 2 days to copy Ted's interview-based information off Five Live? They're getting out of practise...

  • me27/06/2010 at 22:43

    What?!?

    he's late to the ipad game, iphone4 has already superseded it. keep up chandhok.

  • lou27/06/2010 at 22:43

    GMM break world exclusive. Alonso doesn't want to have Hamilton as a team mat in future.

    i wouldn't want him as a mat either..

    #sorry.

  • guille230627/06/2010 at 22:43

    GMM break world exclusive. Alonso doesn't want to have Hamilton as a team mat in future.

    shocking! ;-)

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 22:43

    It's taken them 2 days to copy Ted's interview-based information off Five Live? They're getting out of practise...

    Maybe he has had to replace the ctrl, C and V keys again

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 22:44

    #sorry.

    booooo

  • guille230627/06/2010 at 22:44

    It's taken them 2 days to copy Ted's interview-based information off Five Live? They're getting out of practise...

    you know, today there weren't other stories or controversies, so they needed to fill the 10 stories per day with something... :P

  • me27/06/2010 at 22:45

    Maybe he has had to replace the ctrl, C and V keys again

    :)

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 22:46

    Maybe he has had to replace the ctrl, C and V keys again

    Time for this to be updated

    http://twitter.com/gmmf1/status/2933653453

  • me27/06/2010 at 22:46
  • me27/06/2010 at 22:53

    strong thoughts from joe about today:

    The race was dire and F1 NEEDS to give fans a better show.

    on the one hand i love that comment, on the other i'm confused that i liked the race, when all season i've been the person saying exactly that.

    i think that the factbyte factbox has totally skewered my opinion on f1 races. because we're literally programming it on the fly, i found i was entertained the whole race.

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 22:54

    BBC showing Orbital now... and there's a certain Matt Smith on stage

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 22:55

    i think that the factbyte factbox has totally skewered my opinion on f1 races. because we're literally programming it on the fly, i found i was entertained the whole race.

    I was surprised how positive everyone was about the race. I posted a comment after the race saying that the race kept my interest but there was no real racing and I think that is the problem

  • lou27/06/2010 at 22:56

    on the one hand i love that comment, on the other i'm confused that i liked the race, when all season i've been the person saying exactly that.

    sounds like the perfect thing to get him to elaborate on in the next podcast :)

    on that note.. there was a discussion in the comments earlier about what exactly the drivers do after they come off the podium.. they have the tv conference.. but then do they move to another room for a different conference? i was confused because suddenly in photos of the conference they were sitting behind a desk, when on tv they'd been in chairs.. not the most pressing matter, but ya'know.. was just wondering if Joe knows.

  • guille230627/06/2010 at 22:56

    on the one hand i love that comment, on the other i'm confused that i liked the race, when all season i've been the person saying exactly that.

    as I said after the race, the racing in itself was not very good (except for Koby, maybe...) All the 'show' was guaranteed by the Sc and the dodgy decisions later

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 22:56

    I was surprised how positive everyone was about the race. I posted a comment after the race saying that the race kept my interest but there was no real racing and I think that is the problem

    I think people were expecting Bahrain so they were pleased to get something. I quite liked it but there was a dull period.

  • me27/06/2010 at 22:56

    BBC showing Orbital now... and there's a certain Matt Smith on stage

    COOOOL!

  • lou27/06/2010 at 22:58

    BBC showing Orbital now... and there's a certain Matt Smith on stage

    hehehe!

  • me27/06/2010 at 22:59

    but then do they move to another room for a different conference? i was confused because suddenly in photos of the conference they were sitting behind a desk, when on tv they'd been in chairs

    yep, they go to a separate press conference away from tv, so that newspapers can get "exclusive" quotes.

    joe mentioned it when he talked about jenson winning the WDC title in brazil, he went into the 2nd conference and said "where the **** is everyone... i just won the WDC crown!"

    joe said they were all writing their articles and didn't have time to come listen to him/

  • lou27/06/2010 at 23:00

    joe mentioned it when he talked about jenson winning the WDC title in brazil, he went into the 2nd conference and said "where the **** is everyone... i just won the WDC crown!"

    oooh yes!!! i remember now. ah thank you. :)

  • me27/06/2010 at 23:03

    I was surprised how positive everyone was about the race. I posted a comment after the race saying that the race kept my interest but there was no real racing and I think that is the problem

    it appealed to the things that interest me. that being mass confusion, cars being out of position, safety cars and pitstops all over the show.

    i can see that there wasn't much on track action to get excited about.

  • lou27/06/2010 at 23:03

    right, early start tomorrow + frantic revision till my last exam on wednesday so i may disappear until then.

    I'll be back when i'm free!!!! :D

    night all! xx

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 23:04

    it appealed to the things that interest me. that being mass confusion, cars being out of position, safety cars and pitstops all over the show.

    I do like seeing how teams react to confusion, is quite hard to follow though

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 23:05

    right, early start tomorrow + frantic revision till my last exam on wednesday so i may disappear until then.

    I'll be back when i'm free!!!! :D

    night all! xx

    Good luck!

  • me27/06/2010 at 23:05

    I quite liked it but there was a dull period.

    that never happened for me. i think i have have found a way to watch f1 and keep interested. i enjoyed the whole of monaco because it was hacking mclaren's web cams.

    i need to programme my way through the rest of the season :)

  • me27/06/2010 at 23:05

    night all! xx

    best of luck lou.

  • James27/06/2010 at 23:05

    i can see that there wasn't much on track action to get excited about.

    there was at least a couple of overtakes that wasn't one of the new teams being involved. its progress considering last year there were none.

  • guille230627/06/2010 at 23:05

    night all! xx

    night lou. good luck!

  • me27/06/2010 at 23:05

    I do like seeing how teams react to confusion, is quite hard to follow though

    impossible at times.

  • me27/06/2010 at 23:07

    from 5live:

    The Chequered Flag Podcast will be available in the morning. Recorded on the flight back from Valencia.

    it'll sound worse than kangaroo tv's shows.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 23:07

    night all! xx

    Night Lou

    How is the countdown going?

  • Pat W27/06/2010 at 23:08

    that never happened for me. i think i have have found a way to watch f1 and keep interested. i enjoyed the whole of monaco because it was hacking mclaren's web cams.

    It was between the end of the SC period (a few laps after it once things settled in) and Kobayashi's pit stop. There wasn't even that much in the way of trading lap times, which I've been keeping an eye on most races because that's where the interest often is, seeing someone catching someone else - often some races people have found boring have been interesting to me for that reason, the hope someone would catch and pass..

    i need to programme my way through the rest of the season :)

    :D

  • me27/06/2010 at 23:30

    bbc are hashtagging their tv broadcasts now?

    #bbcglasto just appeared in the lower third.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2010 at 23:37

    bbc are hashtagging their tv broadcasts now?

    Never seen that before

  • guille230627/06/2010 at 23:38

    bbc are hashtagging their tv broadcasts now?

    they say 'Other microblogging services are available'?

  • me27/06/2010 at 23:39

    they say 'Other microblogging services are available'?

    :)

  • me27/06/2010 at 23:52

    love this from f1photos:

    Just had a few beers with @alexjsnell & @VirginRacing Always good to put faces to the tweets and chew the cud.