All eyes are still on Singapore, as the racing gets underway today. It's been an interesting weekend so far, with plenty to talk about, so hopefully there is more to come. Here are some of the things we've been discussing recently:

  • It was a bit of a weird day in the paddock yesterday, as the garages seemed to be infiltrated by musicians. We blogged about the F1 Rocks crew and their attempts at a pit stop, and the Black Eyed Peas were also featured on the F1 Big Picture.
  • The fuel weights revealed some intriguing things, such as Liuzzi's very light fuel load, and the fact that Vettel seemed to be running low on fuel for pole position. Barrichello's incident has certainly stirred things up considerably!
  • If you are at a loose end before the race gets underway, what with there being no Parade Lap this week and everything, why not check out Nick's mammoth preview posts? The Singapore Build Up has actually been split into three separate posts, but is a great run through how all the teams are stacking up ahead of the Grand Prix.

That'll do it for now. We'll be along later with more live threads for the race, and for the F1 Debrief recording this evening. I'll see you in the comments.

686 responses

  • Lukeh26/09/2009 at 23:06

    This is better. I am in the write thread for tomorrow... today now.

  • me26/09/2009 at 23:06

    This is better. I am in the write thread for tomorrow... today now.

    hey luke. tis race day.

  • Lukeh26/09/2009 at 23:06

    This is better. I am in the right thread for tomorrow... today now.

    Oh dear.

  • Lukeh26/09/2009 at 23:07

    hey luke. tis race day.

    I'll join you in race day as soon as my mind catches up :(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)26/09/2009 at 23:09

    Any word on where Rubens starts tomorrow?

  • Lukeh26/09/2009 at 23:10

    Any word on where Rubens starts tomorrow?

    Still 10th at the mo... he said the car was fine on Twitter but I dunno. I just have a funny feeling :(

  • Pat W26/09/2009 at 23:11

    Any word on where Rubens starts tomorrow?

    Is there a reason it wouldn't be 10th?

  • Journeyer26/09/2009 at 23:21

    Morning, everyone!

    Is it true that Bernie said he's not sure about USF1 in 2010 during the BBC interview?

  • Steven Roy26/09/2009 at 23:22

    Is it true that Bernie said he's not sure about USF1 in 2010 during the BBC interview?

    Yes

  • Alison26/09/2009 at 23:23

    I totally forgot about moving thread. Too many months of doohickey have rotted my brain.

  • Journeyer26/09/2009 at 23:23

    Yes

    Hmmm. That's disappointing, considering they were the first of the new teams (yet arguably the one with the least experience) to announce their interest.

    But hey, that'll let Qadbak right in, and we still get 13 teams.

  • Journeyer26/09/2009 at 23:24

    I totally forgot about moving thread. Too many months of doohickey have rotted my brain.

    :D Has it? When did you start posting comments here, Alison?

  • Alison26/09/2009 at 23:24

    :D Has it? When did you start posting comments here, Alison?

    Monaco weekend.

  • Journeyer26/09/2009 at 23:26

    Monaco weekend.

    That wasn't all that long ago, yet it seems like it... ;)

    Lewis the overwhelming favorite for the win, I see, with the fuel loads?

  • me26/09/2009 at 23:27

    Lewis the overwhelming favorite for the win, I see, with the fuel loads?

    he was favourite for me since friday.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)26/09/2009 at 23:27

    Lewis the overwhelming favorite for the win, I see, with the fuel loads?

    I reckon he is too

  • Journeyer26/09/2009 at 23:28

    he was favourite for me since friday.

    true, but it seems, the gap has grown rather than decreased.

    will red bull convert today and get both cars onto the podium? i hope not. :( i wonder how their reliability is...

  • me26/09/2009 at 23:33

    will red bull convert today and get both cars onto the podium? i hope not. :( i wonder how their reliability is...

    around tram lines, not so great.

  • Alison26/09/2009 at 23:34

    So erm what's going on with the Petit Le Mans? How long can they stay stopped for?

  • Journeyer26/09/2009 at 23:34

    around tram lines, not so great.

    :D

  • Pat W26/09/2009 at 23:41

    So erm what's going on with the Petit Le Mans? How long can they stay stopped for?

    It has to end at 9.10pm local. 2.10am UK.

  • me27/09/2009 at 00:01

    lovely slo-mo vids from singapore: http://axisofoversteer.blogspot.com/2009/09/axis-of-singapore.html

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 00:04

    Sam Collins from Racecar Engineering wondered if I had factored in Rubens' new chassis into his speed advantage. When I asked him if a new chassis would have given him an advantage, he responded with:

    Absolutley - Jenson has used BGP001-02 all season its bumped bruised and ageing. Rubens is in BGP001-03 likely to be lighter and stiffer, it has very few miles on it - though stiffing it wouldn't help.

    In contrast BMW are on chassis 7 & 8

  • me27/09/2009 at 00:13

    Sam Collins from Racecar Engineering wondered if I had factored in Rubens' new chassis into his speed advantage. When I asked him if a new chassis would have given him an advantage, he responded with:

    Absolutley - Jenson has used BGP001-02 all season its bumped bruised and ageing. Rubens is in BGP001-03 likely to be lighter and stiffer, it has very few miles on it - though stiffing it wouldn't help.

    In contrast BMW are on chassis 7 & 8

    sam is ace. good thinking too.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 00:15

    sam is ace. good thinking too.

    Look what happened today when Lewis got a new chassis

  • Scott Woodwiss27/09/2009 at 00:31

    sam is ace. good thinking too.

    But then the question begs - why doesn't Brawn give Jenson a new chassis?

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 00:33

    But then the question begs - why doesn't Brawn give Jenson a new chassis?

    I assumed he and his engineers either haven't thought of that or think the current car is OK. If I was his engineer now I would insist on him having a new chassis for the next race and tell him I found a minor fault in the old one that may be the cause of his problems. It may just be enough to get him to believe things are better.

  • Scott Woodwiss27/09/2009 at 00:35

    I assumed he and his engineers either haven't thought of that or think the current car is OK. If I was his engineer now I would insist on him having a new chassis for the next race and tell him I found a minor fault in the old one that may be the cause of his problems. It may just be enough to get him to believe things are better.

    This is probably the reason why Jenson's been off form since Turkey. While the other teams have been making developments, he's been stuck with the exact same car since Australia.

    I bet you anything with the same spec chassis as Rubens, he'll be back up there on form again.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 00:37

    I bet you anything with the same spec chassis as Rubens, he'll be back up there on form again.

    I thought Rubens had the same spec chassis just one with a lot fewer miles on it.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 00:38

    I assumed he and his engineers either haven't thought of that or think the current car is OK. If I was his engineer now I would insist on him having a new chassis for the next race and tell him I found a minor fault in the old one that may be the cause of his problems. It may just be enough to get him to believe things are better.

    This is probably the reason why Jenson's been off form since Turkey. While the other teams have been making developments, he's been stuck with the exact same car since Australia.

    I bet you anything with the same spec chassis as Rubens, he'll be back up there on form again.

    I agree - at the very least it could be a psychological boost to him...

  • me27/09/2009 at 00:41

    okay all, must sleep. catch you all in the morning.

  • Scott Woodwiss27/09/2009 at 00:43

    okay all, must sleep. catch you all in the morning.

    Night Mr C.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 00:43

    Night Mr C

  • Pat W27/09/2009 at 00:45

    okay all, must sleep. catch you all in the morning.

    Night

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 00:46

    Night Mr. C :)

  • Scott Woodwiss27/09/2009 at 00:59

    I'm off too. Night all.

  • Pat W27/09/2009 at 01:00

    I'm off too. Night all.

    Night.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 01:00

    Night Scott

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 01:09

    For Amy when she wakes up:

    Oi! What's this I'm seeing about F1scoop offering you media accreditation?!

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 01:10

    Oi! What's this I'm seeing about F1scoop offering you media accreditation?!

    What????

  • Pat W27/09/2009 at 01:13

    Oi! What's this I'm seeing about F1scoop offering you media accreditation?!

    Ah yeah. They had a race to see who was fastest at getting fuel weights.

    Journeyer, you survived the floods / power cuts?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 01:14

    Oi! What's this I'm seeing about F1scoop offering you media accreditation?!

    What????

    Oi! What's this I'm seeing about F1scoop offering you media accreditation?!

    What????

    They offered her tips on the process as she is attending 3 races next year, from the looks of the twitter conversation...

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 01:14

    Ah yeah. They had a race to see who was fastest at getting fuel weights.

    Journeyer, you survived the floods / power cuts?

    Thankfully, yes. Still no proper Internet, so am using a workaround.

    More about the floods here:

    Too much rain too soon

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 01:15

    Ah yeah. They had a race to see who was fastest at getting fuel weights.

    Journeyer, you survived the floods / power cuts?

    Thankfully, yes. Still no proper Internet, so am using a workaround.

    More about the floods here:

    Too much rain too soon

    Will this affect the GP later? BBC didn't seem to think so...

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 01:16

    Will this affect the GP later? BBC didn't seem to think so...

    Nope. If anything, the storm here pulled away the rain that could've hit Singapore. Storm is headed northwest to southern mainland China/northern Vietnam.

  • Pat W27/09/2009 at 01:16

    More about the floods here:

    Too much rain too soon

    Glad you are okay. These freak events seem to be happening more and more often, all over the place.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 01:17

    They offered her tips on the process as she is attending 3 races next year, from the looks of the twitter conversation...

    Also from f1scoop:

    let us know who you'd like to make friends with & we'll make a few introductions for you!

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 01:17

    Glad you are okay. These freak events seem to be happening more and more often, all over the place.

    Climate change, I guess.

  • Pat W27/09/2009 at 01:17

    Time I went to bed I think. Really tired! See you for the GP.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 01:18

    Time I went to bed I think. Really tired! See you for the GP.

    Night Pat!

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 01:18

    Just seen the Philipines storms on the news. That is horrendous

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 01:19

    let us know who you'd like to make friends with & we'll make a few introductions for you!

    Do they know she has 20 people with her at one race?

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 01:19

    Just seen the Philippines storms on the news. That is horrendous

    Horrendous doesn't even describe it. Around 1/3 of Manila was submerged underwater - death toll now at 50.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 01:19

    Night Pat

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 01:19

    Do they know she has 20 people with her at one race?

    You get to tag along for the ride! ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 01:21

    Just seen the Philippines storms on the news. That is horrendous

    Horrendous doesn't even describe it. Around 1/3 of Manila was submerged underwater - death toll now at 50.

    Awful stuff - has it affected you guys down south?

    I would imagine that the country is stretched to help people too right now?

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 01:22

    Awful stuff - has it affected you guys down south?

    We're in the northern part of Manila - and the highest - yet we still experienced flooding. A bizarre occurence - haven't seen anything like this in at least 25 years.

    I would imagine that the country is stretched to help people too right now?

    Badly stretched. It seems no one saw this coming - and there aren't enough resources to handle it. Manila and 25 other provinces (practically the whole island of Luzon) have declared as states of calamity.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 01:25

    Awful stuff - has it affected you guys down south?

    We're in the northern part of Manila - and the highest - yet we still experienced flooding. A bizarre occurence - haven't seen anything like this in at least 25 years.

    I would imagine that the country is stretched to help people too right now?

    Badly stretched. It seems no one saw this coming - and there aren't enough resources to handle it. Manila and 25 other provinces (practically the whole island of Luzon) have declared as states of calamity.

    Terrible. Hope you're OK dude...

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 01:27

    Terrible. Hope you're OK dude...

    Me and my family are OK. Many others need help, though.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 01:28

    Terrible. Hope you're OK dude...

    Me and my family are OK. Many others need help, though.

    Can we do anything? I wonder if it's worth considering donating to a charity that can help you guys out with the Sidepodradio donation?

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 01:28

    BBC just said they expect the race to be dry and 28C

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 01:29

    After 17 hours, I've had to call it a night. The chemically enhanced ones are still partying but my body is broken and needs some rest!

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 01:29

    Can we do anything? I wonder if it's worth considering donating to a charity that can help you guys out with the Sidepodradio donation?

    We have lots of charities around here. Lemme find some links for you guys.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 01:29

    After 17 hours, I've had to call it a night. The chemically enhanced ones are still partying but my body is broken and needs some rest!

    Night Bassano.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 01:30

    After 17 hours, I've had to call it a night. The chemically enhanced ones are still partying but my body is broken and needs some rest!

    Night

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 01:30

    We have lots of charities around here. Lemme find some links for you guys.

    Here's a start. has some pictures too. Look for the PayPal link:

    http://conradmiguel.com/bagyong-ondoy-advisories-photos-etc

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 01:31

    Journeyer, so sorry to hear about the troubles you guys are going through. My thoughts are with you

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 01:31

    http://conradm...advisories-photos-etc

    Same link here:

    http://www.txtpower.org/2009/09/philippines-help-typhoon-victims-in-luzon-philippines/

    All donations coursed through TXTPower will be sent to the Philippine National Red Cross.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 01:32

    Journeyer, so sorry to hear about the troubles you guys are going through. My thoughts are with you

    Thank you Bassano. We were fortunately spared the worst of it (i.e. our house wasn't flooded), but many others weren't.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 01:45

    Right, off for a nap - good night/morning you lot and see you for the race later ;)

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 01:45

    Night Gavin

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 02:19

    Mmm, repairing corrupted DOCX files. What a way to spend your morning. Hehe. :D

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 02:23

    Evening/night I have gotten to the saftey of a bed. I have somehow promised to ride a motocross bike tomorrow, off road. My life experience on a motorcycle is less than 30 secs although I have ridden a scooter...

    It should be interesting...

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 02:25

    Sorry to hear about the flooding J, I hope the situation doesn't get any worse...

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 02:26

    Sorry to hear about the flooding J, I hope the situation doesn't get any worse...

    It's stopped raining now - but the damage was done yesterday. Thanks for the concern Nick.

  • Amy27/09/2009 at 06:40

    afternoon all. I am having computer issues. Fingers crossed all is sorted come race time.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 06:58

    afternoon all. I am having computer issues. Fingers crossed all is sorted come race time.

    oh no! what issues are you having?

  • Amy27/09/2009 at 07:02

    one of my external hard drives crashes my computer everytime i plug it in so its running a disk check on it. Has been 12 hours and its only at 70%. Its pretty corrupted!

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 07:03

    one of my external hard drives crashes my computer everytime i plug it in so its running a disk check on it. Has been 12 hours and its only at 70%. Its pretty corrupted!

    Ahh. I see. Do you need it for the race? Maybe you can unplug it for later?

  • Amy27/09/2009 at 07:07

    Ahh. I see. Do you need it for the race? Maybe you can unplug it for later?

    Ahaha that is exactly what I have done because I got bored. It really didn't like being unplugged before it was finished, its probably more corrupted now :D

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 07:09

    Ahaha that is exactly what I have done because I got bored. It really didn't like being unplugged before it was finished, its probably more corrupted now :D

    My goodness! :P

  • Amy27/09/2009 at 07:24

    My goodness! :P

    I see all your star sports presenters are going to be dressed up tonight :D

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 07:30

    Morning everyone!

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 07:31

    Hope you're doing okay Journeyer. Thought of you when I saw the news this morning!

  • Amy27/09/2009 at 07:31

    Morning everyone!

    haere mai!

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 07:32

    Hope you're doing okay Journeyer. Thought of you when I saw the news this morning!

    It was on the news this morning? Wow, it's gotten far and wide. I'm okay - am worried about other people out there, though.

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 07:36

    It was on the news this morning? Wow, it's gotten far and wide. I'm okay - am worried about other people out there, though.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8277018.stm

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 07:39

    haere mai!

    I have tried to think of any kind of suitable response... All I can come up with is:

    To'u Ori ra'a

    But I have no idea what it means.

  • Amy27/09/2009 at 07:41

    But I have no idea what it means.

    neither do I!

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 07:42

    neither do I!

    Well that's okay then :)

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 07:42

    neither do I!

    What response are you supposed to give?

  • Amy27/09/2009 at 07:43

    What response are you supposed to give?

    well haere mai means welcome so I guess you could say 'kia ora' which means thank you. And also means hello. I don't get maori :D

  • Paul27/09/2009 at 07:49

    Morning everyone!

    I finished your book this arvo, Alex.

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 07:50

    well haere mai means welcome so I guess you could say 'kia ora' which means thank you. And also means hello. I don't get maori :D

    And also means a drink here in the uk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LvLn9PWln8

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 07:51

    I finished your book this arvo, Alex.

    Oh wow cool. Hope you enjoyed it.

    Did you have a favourite story?

  • Paul27/09/2009 at 07:52

    Did you have a favourite story?

    Hmmm. That's tricky. There was one I read early in the book. Will have to have a quick look

  • Paul27/09/2009 at 07:52

    I don't read many short stories. They were fun

  • Paul27/09/2009 at 07:53

    Did you have a favourite story?

    Duh. Very early in the book. It was the one about the crosswords.

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 07:58

    Duh. Very early in the book. It was the one about the crosswords.

    Ah yes... Quite a popular on ethat one.

  • Paul27/09/2009 at 08:00

    Ah yes... Quite a popular on ethat one.

    Anyway, shall pass it on to my sister. It's an interesting mix. Funny how a few short paragraphs can be scary or funny like that. You must have interesting dreams!

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 08:01

    Anyway, shall pass it on to my sister. It's an interesting mix. Funny how a few short paragraphs can be scary or funny like that. You must have interesting dreams!

    heh... I have a lot of dreams and I can remember them most of the time.

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 08:02

    Anyway, shall pass it on to my sister. It's an interesting mix. Funny how a few short paragraphs can be scary or funny like that. You must have interesting dreams!

    And good work on the passing it on front :)

  • Paul27/09/2009 at 08:03

    And good work on the passing it on front :)

    I always try to pass on my books.

    I hope your new one works out well.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 08:22

    well haere mai means welcome so I guess you could say 'kia ora' which means thank you. And also means hello. I don't get maori :D

    it's so cool and funny that a people who look positively Caucasian (kinda British) speak a language that has some similar sounds to ours!

  • James27/09/2009 at 08:37

    I bet you anything with the same spec chassis as Rubens, he’ll be back up there on form again.

    From Racecar Engineering:

    Brawn GP has finally replaced Rubens Barichello's chassis just in time for the Singapore Grand Prix. The Brazillian driver had been using BGP001-01 the first chassis produced after the similar but not identical Honda RA109 tubs constructed were abandoned, but from this weekend he will drive BGP001-03.

    World Championship leader Jenson Button will continue with BGP001-02.

    They haven't had the same chasis for most of the season.

  • RG27/09/2009 at 08:58

    Morning all, not gonna be around for long since I have match (it didn't rain, damn), hopefully be back in time for the race. Sooo, see yas.

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 09:08

    Morning.

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 09:34

    I am about to go mx-ing have dropio'd a pic.

    Hopefully I won't die.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 09:42

    I am about to go mx-ing have dropio'd a pic.

    Hopefully I won't die.

    Have fun!

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 09:57

    Morning peoples

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 09:58

    Morning peoples

    Morning... and morning to the rest of you as well...

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 10:00

    Morning Gavin, Bassano.

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 10:00

    :(

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 10:01

    :(

    Whats up, Alison?

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 10:01

    Whats up, Alison?

    You didn't say good morning to her!

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 10:02

    Morning everyone :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 10:02

    Whats up, Alison?

    You didn't say good morning to her!

    That's why you should always say "Good Morning Everyone!"

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 10:04

    What time does coverage start today, normal time?

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 10:04

    Hehehe

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 10:04

    That's why you should always say "Good Morning Everyone!"

    :D

    Morning, everyone, then. ;)

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 10:04

    What time does coverage start today, normal time?

    12.10 yeah

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 10:04

    Hehehe

    You are trouble! ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 10:04

    What time does coverage start today, normal time?

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/09/23/singapore-schedule/

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 10:06

    What time does coverage start today, normal time?

    http://www.sid...3/singapore-schedule/

    Of course, thanks Gavin. I obviously lost a few more brain cells yesterday ;)

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 10:06

    You are trouble! ;)

    What did I do??

    Why are you not doing a parade lap? :(

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 10:06

    What time does coverage start today, normal time?

    Yup - no parade lap, even if the race follows European time... ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 10:06

    What time does coverage start today, normal time?

    Yup - no parade lap, even if the race follows European time... ;)

    Well we did have 12 of them last week!

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 10:07

    Well we did have 12 of them last week!

    :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 10:07

    What time does coverage start today, normal time?

    http://www.sid...3/singapore-schedule/

    Of course, thanks Gavin. I obviously lost a few more brain cells yesterday ;)

    Heheh it's only because I had the page open in another tab ;)

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 10:07

    Not to mention, thanks Alison ;)

    [iPhone commenting has it's pitfalls]

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 10:07

    What did I do??

    I meant it as an term of endearment! I don't think I'm going to be able to explain why very well!

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 10:08

    Not to mention, thanks Alison ;)

    It's too late. I'm in a huff now.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 10:08

    It's too late. I'm in a huff now.

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 10:08

    It's too late. I'm in a huff now.

    :lol:

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 10:09

    Was Qualy good? I heard about Rubens' shunt

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 10:10

    Was Qualy good? I heard about Rubens' shunt

    It was just getting good then it was red flagged.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 10:10

    Was Qualy good? I heard about Rubens' shunt

    Wasn't the best quali of the season, but still pretty good. Then again, it may be down to me being disappointed with Brawn's form.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 10:10

    Was Qualy good? I heard about Rubens' shunt

    It was certainly better than Petit Le Mans ;)

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 10:10

    Why are you not doing a parade lap? :(

    Christine has decreed it. All of her other podcasts are thrown out of whack because teams send out all of their press releases at funny times because of them going to bed at funny times. And that's what causes the trouble.

  • Paul27/09/2009 at 10:12

    Christine has decreed it. All of her other podcasts are thrown out of whack because teams send out all of their press releases at funny times because of them going to bed at funny times. And that's what causes the trouble.

    Stupid other countries in other time zones. Haven't they heard of GMT?

  • Janna27/09/2009 at 10:13

    Hello everyone, am amazed Bassano is up, are you still drunk after yesterday?

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 10:13

    Stupid other countries in other time zones. Haven't they heard of GMT?

    Everyone knows it stands for Greatest Megablastic Time!

  • Paul27/09/2009 at 10:13

    Everyone knows it stands for Greatest Megablastic Time!

    I always wondered. In that case, what is Z time?

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 10:14

    Everyone knows it stands for Greatest Megablastic Time!

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 10:14

    Hello everyone, am amazed Bassano is up, are you still drunk after yesterday?

    No, I came home around 2ish. After 17 hours - I was full up!

    The pace had slowed right down by then, thankfully

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 10:15

    I always wondered. In that case, what is Z time?

    "Zo'my gosh, I'm late"

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 10:15

    I always wondered. In that case, what is Z time?

    Zombie time.

  • Paul27/09/2009 at 10:16

    After 17 hours - I was full up!

    So to speak.

    That is a great quote.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 10:17

    That is a great quote.

    A friend of mine used to say, he was so full of beer he'd tilt his head back on the way home so as not to spill it :D

  • Janna27/09/2009 at 10:17

    Just catching up with the comments, Journeyer - have been reading about the floods and am glad you are OK. My thoughts are with you & the rest of the country. One month's rain in 6 hours, it's unimaginable

  • Paul27/09/2009 at 10:18

    A friend of mine used to say, he was so full of beer he'd tilt his head back on the way home so as not to spill it :D

    :D :D

    I remember that feeling.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 10:18

    Just catching up with the comments, Journeyer - have been reading about the floods and am glad you are OK. My thoughts are with you & the rest of the country. One month's rain in 6 hours, it's unimaginable

    Thank you for the concern, Janna. Much appreciated. We also have another occasional Filipina commenter here (Janina was her name, but I'm not sure?) - her province was also hard-hit.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 10:19

    Just catching up with the comments, Journeyer - have been reading about the floods and am glad you are OK. My thoughts are with you & the rest of the country. One month's rain in 6 hours, it's unimaginable

    Thank you for the concern, Janna. Much appreciated. We also have another occasional Filipina commenter here (Janina was her name, but I'm not sure?) - her province was also hard-hit.

    Indeed - her handle is "Smakaka" I think?

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 10:19

    Indeed - her handle is "Smakaka" I think?

    Yup, that's the one. Is she on Twitter?

  • Amy27/09/2009 at 10:20

    Was Qualy good? I heard about Rubens' shunt

    I just got a text message from my brother "see, I told you Rubens would crash"

    it seems hes very RG like

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 10:20

    I just got a text message from my brother "see, I told you Rubens would crash"

    Oh my gosh. So he did!

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 10:21

    it seems hes very RG like

    Hehe. My GF's brother-in-law predicted after Lewis' last stop in Monza that he wouldn't crash. I told him he can't be that silly, surely.

    Oops.

  • Christine27/09/2009 at 10:21

    New live commenting post: http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/09/27/live-singapore-the-race/

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 10:22

    I just got a text message from my brother "see, I told you Rubens would crash"

    Bah!

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 10:24

    I'm so hungry :( There is no food in my house. Only soup but that's obviously a lunch food....

    I need junk food for a race

  • Amy27/09/2009 at 10:26

    I'm so hungry :( There is no food in my house. Only soup but that's obviously a lunch food....

    time of day does not matter! It is 8.30pm and I am having bacon and eggs on toast. Some would say this is a breakfast food. I laugh in the face of breakfast.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 10:27

    time of day does not matter! It is 8.30pm and I am having bacon and eggs on toast. Some would say this is a breakfast food. I laugh in the face of breakfast.

    I nominate this as comment of the year! :D

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 10:27

    Ooooh I found goats cheese in my fridge! I'm gonna put it on toast....

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 10:29

    Ooooh I found goats cheese in my fridge! I'm gonna put it on toast....

    Ooooh... jealous!

  • Scott in Italy27/09/2009 at 10:30

    morning all. Just found out that New Order (the band) broke up. In 2007. I know I've been in a box here without information but finding this out has been a shock. but finding out it happened years ago is just bizarre...

  • Dank27/09/2009 at 14:19

    Having placed a bet on Buemi out-doing Alguersuari in today's race, and the pair then retiring together on lap 48... I wonder which driver the bookie will favour?! Both are down as not being classified!

  • Neil Denham27/09/2009 at 14:34

    I really enjoyed that race, sorry I don't comment in the race, I just get so absorbed I have no extra capacity for comments, must be my age!

  • Alboreto27/09/2009 at 14:40

    As a side-point (sidepodpoint?), Christine, can I take it that Chris Packham is Public Enemy Number One for you after his comments about giant panda conservation this week? Sorry it's not an F1 point - I was just interested in your view!

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 14:42

    As a side-point (sidepodpoint?), Christine, can I take it that Chris Packham is Public Enemy Number One for you after his comments about giant panda conservation this week? Sorry it's not an F1 point - I was just interested in your view!

    He was on TV the next day apologising for what he said, but Christine wrote a blog post on her blog I believe about it...

  • Alboreto27/09/2009 at 14:45

    Take care folks, see you in a week, and if you subscribe, enjoy GP+! I'm switching over to the sheer heart-thumping excitement that is Sunderland against Wolves on Sky! Thanks for the chat, it's so much nicer to watch the race with all of you!

  • Alboreto27/09/2009 at 14:54

    Sorry - I said I was leaving, but the discussion is too exciting on the forum. Amy, you;'re right about Jacques, except that the FIA did everything in 97 to stop him from winning right up to Jerez - if not for Max and Bernie he could have taken it earlier. He did whine afterwards though, and he was the major reason why BAR didn't develop quickly - employing average people like Craig Pollock and Patrick Lemarie (his mate, who was test driver). My girlfriend is Polish, and apparently Poles just like a good moan, she says - maybe that is why Kubica moans.

  • Alboreto27/09/2009 at 15:01

    Jacques also - don't forget - looked better than Damon Hill for a lot of '96.

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 15:33

    Ah, the daily. What a nice place.

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 15:35

    Ah, the daily. What a nice place.

    See I knew you'd like it :)

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 15:35

    See I knew you'd like it :)

    You were definitley onto something!

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 15:35

    *waves* from the Daily :D

  • Amy27/09/2009 at 15:36

    *waves* from the Daily :D

    I think people moving to the daily should be my cue to go to bed but I ain't tired so you can't make me.

  • Amy27/09/2009 at 15:40

    what time is the debrief anyway? *not observant*

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 15:41

    what time is the debrief anyway? *not observant*

    7pm Im assuming

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 15:41

    what time is the debrief anyway? *not observant*

    8pm GMT...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 15:41

    what time is the debrief anyway? *not observant*

    8pm GMT...

    8pm CET sorry :(

  • Amy27/09/2009 at 15:43

    uh oh, Fernando dresses like my dad. He always wore ridiculous goggles when he took the MG out!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 15:45

    Gonna restart my computer - too much memory loss after 3 streams, LCLT, Tweetdeck, iPlayer and Java F1 LT open - BRB ;)

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 15:50

    uh oh, Fernando dresses like my dad. He always wore ridiculous goggles when he took the MG out!

    Maybe Giggles Made-Up Media made that up too :)

  • Amy27/09/2009 at 15:53

    right. Sleepiness setting in and I shall not fight. Night all!

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 15:53

    right. Sleepiness setting in and I shall not fight. Night all!

    Night Amy!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 15:54

    right. Sleepiness setting in and I shall not fight. Night all!

    Night Amy!

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 15:54

    Sleep well Amy

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 15:55

    Hello all. Night Amy.

    Looks like I missed an eventful race

  • Christine27/09/2009 at 15:56

    I missed the Sutil/Heidfeld thing so Mr C was trying to explain to me with the help of an old birthday present of mine.

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/2009-09-27-16-53-04

    I decided to watch the highlights instead :)

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 15:57

    LOL its pretty accurate though. :D

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 15:57

    I missed the Sutil/Heidfeld thing so Mr C was trying to explain to me with the help of an old birthday present of mine.

    :lol:

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 15:58

    Looks like I missed an eventful race

    Hi Steven

    It was like a carbon copy of last year

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 15:58

    I missed the Sutil/Heidfeld thing so Mr C was trying to explain to me with the help of an old birthday present of mine.

    http://drop.io...t/2009-09-27-16-53-04

    I decided to watch the highlights instead :)

    At least he didn't do what mu granddad did and try and explain the offside rule with table implements!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 15:59

    Hello all. Night Amy.

    Looks like I missed an eventful race

    Hi Steven.

    The highlights reel will be sufficient I reckon.

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 15:59

    Looks like I missed an eventful race

    Alonso misses his Flav :(

  • me27/09/2009 at 15:59

    Alonso misses his Flav :(

    aww just watching that now.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:00

    At least he didn't do what mu granddad did and try and explain the offside rule with table implements!

    It's the only way to do it

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:01

    Alonso misses his Flav :(

    Just saw this http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/78965

    You have to question his intelligence dedicating a podium to Flav

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:01

    I missed the Sutil/Heidfeld thing so Mr C was trying to explain to me with the help of an old birthday present of mine.

    http://drop.io...t/2009-09-27-16-53-04

    I decided to watch the highlights instead :)

    Nick was not happy with Sutil - his exact words "maybe we try to find a brain for him"

  • Christine27/09/2009 at 16:01

    At least he didn't do what mu granddad did and try and explain the offside rule with table implements!

    We need another car though. Had to use a USB stick as Alguersuari.

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 16:01

    Awww whoever said Vettel is mini-Shumi should watch his interview. He ruefully said his car was "falling apart"

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:01

    At least he didn't do what mu granddad did and try and explain the offside rule with table implements!

    We need another car though. Had to use a USB stick as Alguersuari.

    Well a USB stick was more useful today...

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 16:02

    Nick was not happy with Sutil - his exact words "maybe we try to find a brain for him"

    I <3 Nicky too.

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:02

    You have to question his intelligence dedicating a podium to Flav

    because?

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:02

    Nick was not happy with Sutil - his exact words "maybe we try to find a brain for him"

    I <3 Nicky too.

    hehehe. classic.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:03

    You have to question his intelligence dedicating a podium to Flav

    But Flav found him, nurtured him, made him succesful and rescued him.

    His whole career is thanks to that man.

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:03

    You have to question his intelligence dedicating a podium to Flav

    In an odd way it show some loyalty.

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:04

    But Flav found him, nurtured him, made him succesful and rescued him.

    and still manages him? at least until 2010.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 16:05

    and still manages him? at least until 2010.

    Has Webber said if Flav can't then he will manage himself?

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:05

    because?

    Flav has just been kicked out of the sport for cheating and Alonso has been cleared of any knowledge of the plan regardless what anyone may think. Associating himself so publically with Flav now is not a clever thing to do.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:06

    because?

    Flav has just been kicked out of the sport for cheating and Alonso has been cleared of any knowledge of the plan regardless what anyone may think. Associating himself so publically with Flav now is not a clever thing to do.

    We aren't just going to forget he was his manager all of a sudden are we?

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:06

    Flav has just been kicked out of the sport for cheating and Alonso has been cleared of any knowledge of the plan regardless what anyone may think. Associating himself so publically with Flav now is not a clever thing to do.

    maybe he thinks flav can/will clear his name?

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:06

    Flav has just been kicked out of the sport for cheating and Alonso has been cleared of any knowledge of the plan regardless what anyone may think. Associating himself so publically with Flav now is not a clever thing to do.

    It might not be clever but it shows a certain character. Mark has also stood by Briatore.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 16:06

    Flav has just been kicked out of the sport for cheating and Alonso has been cleared of any knowledge of the plan regardless what anyone may think. Associating himself so publically with Flav now is not a clever thing to do.

    I still think it was a good thing to tip his hat to Flav

    I don't like politically correct statements to make the sponsors happy

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:06

    His whole career is thanks to that man.

    Following on from his statement about still counting last year as a win and trying to justify that he was a deserving winner it seems odd to me to be dedicating a podium to someone who officially at least was responsible for it.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:07

    Has Webber said if Flav can't then he will manage himself?

    Yes

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 16:07

    Flav has just been kicked out of the sport for cheating and Alonso has been cleared of any knowledge of the plan regardless what anyone may think. Associating himself so publically with Flav now is not a clever thing to do.

    Hmmm I dunno. I think it's showing more loyalty than people seem to expect from Fernando.

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:07

    It might not be clever but it shows a certain character. Mark has also stood by Briatore.

    agreed. says a lot about briatore. did lewis/kovi have much to say about ron, post melbourne?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:07

    His whole career is thanks to that man.

    Following on from his statement about still counting last year as a win and trying to justify that he was a deserving winner it seems odd to me to be dedicating a podium to someone who officially at least was responsible for it.

    What else can Alonso say? "Well, I was innocent but undeserving even though I drove a good race"?

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:09

    agreed. says a lot about briatore. did lewis/kovi have much to say about ron, post melbourne?

    I got the impression they wanted to forget about Ron, especially Lewis - its just one reason why I am not a Lewis fan. To me it show respects and brave when everyone is putting the guy down.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:11

    What else can Alonso say? "Well, I was innocent but undeserving even though I drove a good race"?

    What he should have said was that he didn't like winning in those circumstances but the results are set now instead of saying yes it is as good as any other win and spending most of his answer explaining how well he drove and suggesting it was a deserved victory.

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:11

    What else can Alonso say? "Well, I was innocent but undeserving even though I drove a good race"?

    You do not raise the issue, if raised you play your victory down with it was an unfortunate turn of events. It is poor form to given credit to yourself when it was rigged.

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:12

    wow. just catching up on post race talk. martin whitmarsh is as transparent as glass isn't he?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:12

    wow. just catching up on post race talk. martin whitmarsh is as transparent as glass isn't he?

    Err.... *awkward silence* Yes he is!

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:13

    Err.... *awkward silence* Yes he is!

    like... "ooh, i wasn't expecting that question. what a curveball you've thrown me there jake".

    useless is he :)

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:13

    What else can Alonso say? "Well, I was innocent but undeserving even though I drove a good race"?

    If you think he was driving a good race explain why he was nearly a minute behind Felipe after 14 laps and had thimble-full of fuel.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:14

    wow. just catching up on post race talk. martin whitmarsh is as transparent as glass isn't he?

    How?

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:14

    wow. just catching up on post race talk. martin whitmarsh is as transparent as glass isn't he?

    i kinda like that actually! no matter how much he tries to create martinspeak, it's just not him!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:14

    Err.... *awkward silence* Yes he is!

    like... "ooh, i wasn't expecting that question. what a curveball you've thrown me there jake".

    useless is he :)

    I suppose it's better than talking about nothing and lying through your teeth - I much appreciate his candour.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:14

    How?

    He was asked about Kimi going back to McLaren. He laughed - but no confirmation.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 16:14

    wow. just catching up on post race talk. martin whitmarsh is as transparent as glass isn't he?

    He seems to like letting the cat out of the bag on all fronts

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:14

    wow. just catching up on post race talk. martin whitmarsh is as transparent as glass isn't he?

    How?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8277604.stm

    just the last 10 seconds.

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 16:14

    Did we see that Sutil got a reprimand and a $20 000 fine for smashing Heidfeld?

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:15

    He seems to like letting the cat out of the bag on all fronts

    he's becoming the new frank williams.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:15

    He seems to like letting the cat out of the bag on all fronts

    He also let Alonso to Ferrari out of the bag, right?

  • RG27/09/2009 at 16:15

    Did we see that Sutil got a reprimand and a $20 000 fine for smashing Heidfeld?

    Just that?

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:15

    Did we see that Sutil got a reprimand and a $20 000 fine for smashing Heidfeld?

    that's it??

    i'd have banned him for a race.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:15

    Did we see that Sutil got a reprimand and a $20 000 fine for smashing Heidfeld?

    20K? pretty big.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:15

    Just seen an e-mail saying the wiki was ranked 358th in the Wetpaint top 500 this week. That must be the highest ranking ever.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 16:15

    He also let Alonso to Ferrari out of the bag, right?

    Yep and about Kubica talking to Renault

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 16:15

    Just that?

    I think this is the final decision?

    http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1_media/Documents/sin09_document_45.pdf

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:15

    He also let Alonso to Ferrari out of the bag, right?

    he's making the driver market his own!

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:16

    i'd have banned him for a race.

    that's a tad harsh for me, but he does deserve a 10-place grid drop for causing an avoidable accident.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 16:16

    20K? pretty big.

    For a driver? Hardly

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:16

    he's making the driver market his own!

    :D he spoils everyone else's secrets...

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 16:16

    i'd have banned him for a race.

    No, grid penalty of 5 places would be appropriate

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:16

    i'd have banned him for a race.

    that's a tad harsh for me, but he does deserve a 10-place grid drop for causing an avoidable accident.

    Agreed. 10 place penalty.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:16

    For a driver? Hardly

    true, but driver fines usually don't get that big, right?

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:16

    20K? pretty big.

    It is nothing - I think I would have given him a five-grid place drop at the next race. It was a genuine brain-fade.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 16:17

    Did we see that Sutil got a reprimand and a $20 000 fine for smashing Heidfeld?

    That was quick though, unusual for the FIA stewards

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:17

    He was asked about Kimi going back to McLaren. He laughed - but no confirmation.

    He makes a statement a few weeks ago about Alonso going to Ferrari and he doesn't have an answer to an obvious question like that??

  • Christine27/09/2009 at 16:17

    Just seen an e-mail saying the wiki was ranked 358th in the Wetpaint top 500 this week. That must be the highest ranking ever.

    #blamesidepodradio :)

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:17

    He also let Alonso to Ferrari out of the bag, right?

    Yep and about Kubica talking to Renault

    martin blabbermarsh?

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:17

    That was quick though, unusual for the FIA stewards

    It's late. :D

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:17

    He makes a statement a few weeks ago about Alonso going to Ferrari and he doesn't have an answer to an obvious question like that??

    Which gives it away, no? ;)

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 16:18

    Wooo did I break some news? I'm so proud of myself!

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:18

    #blamesidepodradio :)

    and someone called Christine who posted most of the stuff on it

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 16:18

    This is my favourite quote of the weekend

    When asked if there was any action BMW should take over the incident, Heidfeld replied: "Maybe we try to find a brain for him!"

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 16:18

    Wooo did I break some news? I'm so proud of myself!

    I think you did

    Kudos to you

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:19

    Which gives it away, no? ;)

    There is no way I can see Kimi agreeing to leave Ferrari unless it is to go to McLaren.

  • RG27/09/2009 at 16:19

    When asked if there was any action BMW should take over the incident, Heidfeld replied: "Maybe we try to find a brain for him!"

    Haha. :D

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:19

    Yep and about Kubica talking to Renault

    Renault should try and get both Kubes and Nick and forget about bring youngster on board - it will help them get back onto their feet and better results.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:19

    Wooo did I break some news? I'm so proud of myself!

    Well done

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:21

    Renault should try and get both Kubes and Nick and forget about bring youngster on board - it will help them get back onto their feet and better results.

    they need a team principle first.

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:21

    When asked if there was any action BMW should take over the incident, Heidfeld replied: "Maybe we try to find a brain for him!"

    now you know why I like Nick - he has a great sense of humour. Timo is an equally funny guy - did you him impersonate the strange German F1 reporter (forgotten his name) - it was hilarious.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 16:21

    "We aspire to be a top team, so we want the best drivers in F1"

    Says it all even before the Kimi question

    [Sorry Amy]

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:22

    they need a team principle first.

    I wonder if Bob Bell could do the job? He seems pragmatic, straight and with a good sense of humour.

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:22

    "We aspire to be a top team, so we want the best drivers in F1"

    Says it all even before the Kimi question

    [Sorry Amy]

    kovi's face here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8277604.stm

    says "i no longer have a drive".

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 16:22

    I wonder if Bob Bell could do the job? He seems pragmatic, straight and with a good sense of humour.

    and thats exactly why he can't be team principal

    ;)

  • Christine27/09/2009 at 16:22

    they need a team principle first.

    You don't like Bob very much, do you?

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:22

    now you know why I like Nick - he has a great sense of humour. Timo is an equally funny guy - did you him impersonate the strange German F1 reporter (forgotten his name) - it was hilarious.

    kai ebel? what did he say?

  • Adie27/09/2009 at 16:23

    Howdy all. Been away this weekend so missed the tweeting / SPC fun.

    Pretty happy with that result. No idead what Sutil was up to though. What a way for Nick's record to end.

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 16:23

    says "i no longer have a drive".

    He's lost his chance now. There's no reason why they should consider keeping him now personally.

    #sorryamy

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 16:23

    kovi's face here: http://news.bb...rmula_one/8277604.stm

    says "i no longer have a drive".

    Agreed

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:23

    and thats exactly why he can't be team principal

    you mean too honest? I am sure both Mario and Peter Sauber were honest!

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:23

    You don't like Bob very much, do you?

    i do. not sure he's team boss material. i guess the renault people like him, and he comes across very well in the podcasts.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:24

    That interview suggests Kimi has signed an option at least.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:24

    "We aspire to be a top team, so we want the best drivers in F1"

    Says it all even before the Kimi question

    [Sorry Amy]

    Don't say sorry - she wants Kimi back - and she's willing to kick Heikki out to do it.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 16:24

    Pretty happy with that result. No idead what Sutil was up to though. What a way for Nick's record to end.

    Hi Adie

    It had to happen eventually, at least he didn't drop it into the wall himself

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 16:25

    Don't say sorry - she wants Kimi back - and she's willing to kick Heikki out to do it.

    It's just habit now

    [sorry Heikki] :D

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 16:25

    you mean too honest? I am sure both Mario and Peter Sauber were honest!

    Nah I'm sure he'd do well really, just messing about. For all we know Dave Richards could still be proposing some kind of buy out or something...

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:25

    kai ebel? what did he say?

    He impersonated Kai - unfortunately it was all in German - he even wore the sort of sunglasses Kai would wear and put on his somewhat camp style.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:25

    It's just habit now

    [sorry Heikki] :D

    :D

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:26

    He impersonated Kai - unfortunately it was all in German - he even wore the sort of sunglasses Kai would wear and put on his somewhat camp style.

    i would pay to see that.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:26

    Nah I'm sure he'd do well really, just messing about. For all we know Dave Richards could still be proposing some kind of buy out or something...

    I suspect he is. f1scoop says it'll be a DR-Prost combo.

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:27

    i do. not sure he's team boss material. i guess the renault people like him, and he comes across very well in the podcasts.

    I think he should be given a chance.

  • Adie27/09/2009 at 16:27

    It had to happen eventually, at least he didn't drop it into the wall himself

    Yeah. I really like Nick - I think he's hugely under-rated.

    When the speculation over the 2nd Brawn seat began I tried to champion the fact that he'd be a brilliant choice for the second seat.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:27

    I suspect he is. f1scoop says it'll be a DR-Prost combo.

    That is a weird combo. Can't see DR sharing the team principal's role though

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:28

    That is a weird combo. Can't see DR sharing the team principal's role though

    Here's my guess - Prost was supposed to take over for the remainder of the year, but that was dropped after they couldn't agree on a salary. So Bell now does it for the rest of the year, with DR taking over next year and Bob staying as chief technical officer.

  • Adie27/09/2009 at 16:30

    Here's my guess - Prost was supposed to take over for the remainder of the year, but that was dropped after they couldn't agree on a salary. So Bell now does it for the rest of the year, with DR taking over next year and Bob staying as chief technical officer.

    DR for Renault would be a very good choice.

    I would love to have seen what the BAR's would have done 2005-2008 under him.

    I doubt we'd have been subjected to that 'Earth Car' gubbins we saw.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:31

    From the Renault side of things about Alonso leaving,

    "We will miss him, but he will miss us."

    c/o PlanetF1

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:31

    When the speculation over the 2nd Brawn seat began I tried to champion the fact that he'd be a brilliant choice for the second seat.

    Nick is a brilliant choice as a second driver for any team. Ferrari should have got him in to replace Massa - I am sure Mario's arm could have been twisted. He is small so suits KERs and was actually quite good at getting it sorted out earlier this year.

  • James27/09/2009 at 16:32

    When asked if there was any action BMW should take over the incident, Heidfeld replied: "Maybe we try to find a brain for him!"

    That is awesome :)

    A friend has told me I should grow my hair like Kimi's, thing is I'm not sure they were joking.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:33

    And from Joe:

    Alonso confirms Ferrari deal

    And he revealed it in the post-race presscon.

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:33

    Here's my guess - Prost was supposed to take over for the remainder of the year, but that was dropped after they couldn't agree on a salary. So Bell now does it for the rest of the year, with DR taking over next year and Bob staying as chief technical officer.

    i would approve of that.

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:33

    And from Joe:

    Alonso confirms Ferrari deal

    And he revealed it in the post-race presscon.

    he did?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:34

    And from Joe:

    Alonso confirms Ferrari deal

    And he revealed it in the post-race presscon.

    he did?

    Not conclusive enough for me.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:34

    he did?

    just read it. joe's logic makes sense. ;)

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:34

    Not conclusive enough for me.

    no more.

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:35

    Not conclusive enough for me.

    no more.

    i mean, nor me. oops.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 16:35

    Not conclusive enough for me.

    Agreed

    Joe is stating his opinion not fact [yet]

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:35

    Not conclusive enough for me.

    That and the PF1 article combined, though. One and one makes...

  • James27/09/2009 at 16:35

    And from Joe:

    Alonso confirms Ferrari deal

    And he revealed it in the post-race presscon.

    I don't think so, he was just paying tribute to some of the good things that Flav did for Renault.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:35

    Joe is stating his opinion not fact [yet]

    Well, it's not like Joe can say any more [yet].

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:35

    he did?

    just read it. joe's logic makes sense. ;)

    whitmarsh was way more revealing.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 16:35

    That and the PF1 article combined, though. One and one makes...

    We're all expecting it but it hasn't been announced

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:35

    I don't think so, he was just paying tribute to some of the good things that Flav did for Renault.

    agreed.

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 16:35

    My rabbits have a nice clean hutch now. And they keep running off with kitchen towel sheets.

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:36

    Well, it's not like Joe can say any more [yet].

    joe broke the news first in 2008. he can't keep breaking the same story :)

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 16:36

    I don't agree with Joe's conclusions. I do think Alonso will go to Ferrari, but I don't think talking about Flav has anything to do with it.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:36

    Not conclusive enough for me.

    no more.

    i mean, nor me. oops.

    Got it right first time - as in "no more guessing, we wanna know!"

  • James27/09/2009 at 16:37

    agreed.

    :)

    At the end of the day Flav did some bad things, but he was there during the championship winning years. Although Symonds didn't get the same tribute from Alonso.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:37

    We're all expecting it but it hasn't been announced

    So as it stands, we're expecting Alonso to go to Ferrari, with Kimi off to McLaren in place of Heikki, who could end up at Renault.

    Meanwhile, Barrichello and Rosberg may end up in a seat swap with Williams and Brawn, while Kubica (and maybe Heidfeld too?) stay at Qadbak.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:38

    My rabbits have a nice clean hutch now. And they keep running off with kitchen towel sheets.

    This is clearly a sign Alonso is going to Ferrari...

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:38

    Got it right first time - as in "no more guessing, we wanna know!"

    :D

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:38

    My rabbits have a nice clean hutch now. And they keep running off with kitchen towel sheets.

    This is clearly a sign Alonso is going to Ferrari...

    :D

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:38

    Just saw the Sutil incident. He is a lucky boy to only get a fine for that.

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 16:38

    So as it stands, we're expecting Alonso to go to Ferrari, with Kimi off to McLaren in place of Heikki, who could end up at Renault.

    I guess Heikki at Renault is a lot more likely post-Flav.

  • James27/09/2009 at 16:39

    Meanwhile, Barrichello and Rosberg may end up in a seat swap with Williams and Brawn, while Kubica (and maybe Heidfeld too?) stay at Qadbak.

    Why stay with a team that as of yet haven't been confirmed? and Heidfeld seemed to not know a lot about those who had purchased the BMW team.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:39

    This is clearly a sign Alonso is going to Ferrari...

    It's a sign. It's a sign. Follow the gourd

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:39

    No FR scores yet? I'm having to do my driver consistency post instead...

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:39

    I guess Heikki at Renault is a lot more likely post-Flav.

    Until we know who the team principal is we have not the slightest clue who will drive for Renault

  • James27/09/2009 at 16:40

    No FR scores yet? I'm having to do my driver consistency post instead...

    I know. I want to see how much I've caught Mr C ;)

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:40

    No FR scores yet? I'm having to do my driver consistency post instead...

    Not yet, sadly. :(

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 16:40

    Until anything is announced officially we know nothing. Which is about the same as normal

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:40

    No FR scores yet? I'm having to do my driver consistency post instead...

    I know. I want to see how much I've caught Mr C ;)

    Ahhh Mr C has bribed Dan into releasing them AFTER the Debrief ;)

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 16:40

    Until we know who the team principal is we have not the slightest clue who will drive for Renault

    Well I thought the chance was nil with him there, it can only go up from there.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:40

    No FR scores yet? I'm having to do my driver consistency post instead...

    I keep checking. I need to find out how many teams Christine has in front of Mr C's

  • RG27/09/2009 at 16:41

    Ahhh Mr C has bribed Dan into releasing them AFTER the Debrief ;)

    We can delay that.

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 16:41

    I keep checking. I need to find out how many teams Christine has in front of Mr C's

    All of them?

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:41

    And my proper Internet is FINALLY back - a bit late for the race, but better late than never.

    Sadly, will miss the debrief due to work in the morning. :(

  • James27/09/2009 at 16:41

    I was googling Symonds to check how to spell his name, his page on the Renault site is still there! http://tinyurl.com/ycsegqv

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 16:42

    Until anything is announced officially we know nothing. Which is about the same as normal

    To quote Manuel on Fawlty Towers... I know nothing!!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:42

    And my proper Internet is FINALLY back - a bit late for the race, but better late than never.

    Sadly, will miss the debrief due to work in the morning. :(

    Amazing that you have Internet in such a biblical storm!

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:43

    Why stay with a team that as of yet haven't been confirmed? and Heidfeld seemed to not know a lot about those who had purchased the BMW team.

    Both Robert and Nick have said they would stay with the team - they are both very talented but will the team get a place next year?

  • RG27/09/2009 at 16:44

    Why stay with a team that as of yet haven't been confirmed? and Heidfeld seemed to not know a lot about those who had purchased the BMW team.

    I don't think anyone knows a lot about who bought the team.

  • James27/09/2009 at 16:44

    Both Robert and Nick have said they would stay with the team - they are both very talented but will the team get a place next year?

    In the F1 forum, Nick said no one in the team really knew anything about those who purchased the team.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:45

    Amazing that you have Internet in such a biblical storm!

    Well, my workaround was a WiFi USB stick (which Amy also has, I think). Telcos were surprisingly stable in non-flooded areas.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:45

    In the F1 forum, Nick said no one in the team really knew anything about those who purchased the team.

    That's not good... I wonder if Sauber's involved with the buyers...

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 16:45

    That's not good... I wonder if Sauber's involved with the buyers...

    Who knows the secret of the Black Magic man.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:45

    Amazing that you have Internet in such a biblical storm!

    Well, my workaround was a WiFi USB stick (which Amy also has, I think). Telcos were surprisingly stable in non-flooded areas.

    That's amazing. In NZ, one day of medium rain and everything goes off!

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:47

    That's not good... I wonder if Sauber's involved with the buyers...

    It looks as if the sale included Peter Saubers 20% share - but there is not much that is known.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:48

    That's amazing. In NZ, one day of medium rain and everything goes off!

    Indeed. Telco did a relatively good job this weekend, everything considered. I think disaster-proofing is part of what they do now, given our geographic location.

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:48

    That's amazing. In NZ, one day of medium rain and everything goes off!

    IN SA we will also lose electricity - sorry that is a sore point today!

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:50

    IN SA we will also lose electricity - sorry that is a sore point today!

    Surprisingly (and thankfully), we didn't lose power, either. Only those areas that were flooded asked their power to be cut off (for obvious reasons).

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 16:50

    And my proper Internet is FINALLY back - a bit late for the race, but better late than never.

    Life starting to return to normal??

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:50

    IN SA we will also lose electricity - sorry that is a sore point today!

    Surprisingly (and thankfully), we didn't lose power, either. Only those areas that were flooded asked their power to be cut off (for obvious reasons).

    Because people were hanging on to power lines apparently! :(

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 16:51

    :( Makes Sara sad.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:52

    Life starting to return to normal??

    Yup, slowly but surely. A lot of areas in the East are still flooded though - the water refuses to drain down.

    What is worrying though is that there's a low pressure area not so far away - it has the potential of developing into a storm and hitting the country by Wednesday.

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 16:52

    Floods are awful things. I was living in Carlisle a few years ago sitting my A Levels when there was awful flooding (nothing on this scale though) and it completely destroys peoples lives. Some people still are repairing damage from then.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:52

    Because people were hanging on to power lines apparently! :(

    Indeed - people hanging on to whatever they could. Many made it, but not all, sadly. :(

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:53

    i would pay to see that.

    You owe me ... here is the link - but it is all German. Basically all the German F1 drivers fooling around.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_mh9VygCgQ

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 16:54

    Floods are awful things. I was living in Carlisle a few years ago sitting my A Levels when there was awful flooding (nothing on this scale though) and it completely destroys peoples lives. Some people still are repairing damage from then.

    We had a minor flood about 12 years ago, we're still dealing with some of the damage now.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 16:54

    We had a minor flood about 12 years ago, we're still dealing with some of the damage now.

    We've managed to recover faster than that (usually within a year or so), it's just that it happens more often over here.

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 16:55

    We had a minor flood about 12 years ago, we're still dealing with some of the damage now.

    We have a minor flood every winter - precisely where the poorest and densest population in Cape Town live.

  • Kathi27/09/2009 at 16:55

    You owe me ... here is the link - but it is all German. Basically all the German F1 drivers fooling around.

    *cringes*

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:56

    You owe me ... here is the link - but it is all German. Basically all the German F1 drivers fooling around.

    *cringes*

    Is it bad?

  • me27/09/2009 at 16:56

    You owe me ... here is the link - but it is all German. Basically all the German F1 drivers fooling around.

    yay. ta.

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 16:56

    I have just found this.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSeKlCirw7w&feature=related

    Can someone explain.....

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:57

    You owe me ... here is the link - but it is all German. Basically all the German F1 drivers fooling around.

    yay. ta.

    OMG Glock looks Faaaaaabulous!

  • RG27/09/2009 at 16:57

    You owe me ... here is the link - but it is all German. Basically all the German F1 drivers fooling around.

    I heart Timo x2

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 16:58

    Can someone explain.....

    I have a funny feeling alkihols may be a factor there

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 16:59

    I have a funny feeling alkihols may be a factor there

    Who said Heidfeld had no sense of humour....

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 16:59

    I have a funny feeling alkihols may be a factor there

    Who said Heidfeld had no sense of humour....

    He did, didn't he?

  • me27/09/2009 at 17:00

    He did, didn't he?

    he did! ;D

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 17:00

    He did, didn't he?

    I quote...

    Der is no fun in Germany.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 17:00

    Random thought - had Rubens not needed to change his gearbox, he'd probably have finished 2nd tonight, definitely on the podium, and he'd have probably just been 10 points or so behind Button.

    F1 is IF spelled backwards...

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 17:00

    OMG Glock looks Faaaaaabulous!

    Now you might understand why I like him - he and Nick really do not take themselves too seriously. Nick is not a good dancer but he doesn't care he dance like he loves doing it! See this video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRfCCYIv3EA

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 17:01

    F1 is IF spelled backwards...

    :(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 17:01

    He did, didn't he?

    I quote...

    Der is no fun in Germany.

    Just listening to Heidfeld talking is funny:

    "Ve Vill hef a great package in Zuzuka"...

    Awesome :D

  • me27/09/2009 at 17:01

    F1 is IF spelled backwards...

    1F

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 17:02

    1F

    Oh come on! :P

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 17:02

    F1 is IF spelled backwards...

    1F

    Force India abbreviated backwards is "IF".

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 17:02

    Now you might understand why I like him - he and Nick really do not take themselves too seriously. Nick is not a good dancer but he doesn't care he dance like he loves doing it! See this video

    Hehehe Massa walking like an egyptian is epic at the end there :D

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 17:03

    Force India abbreviated backwards is "IF".

    Eh? I thought their abbreviation was FIF1? ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 17:03

    Force India abbreviated backwards is "IF".

    Eh? I thought their abbreviation was FIF1? ;)

    Then it's 1FIF :D

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 17:04

    Then it's 1FIF :D

    :P :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 17:04

    Off for a curry - see you at the Debrief :D

  • Adie27/09/2009 at 17:04

    Hey Gavin - Just catching up on my Tweets...RE: Your @F1TailPipe_com yesterday....

    Do I have a Twitter clone/stalker?!

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 17:05

    *cringes*

    It is why I like Germans - they have some of the best taste and some of the worst! - but I am not wild about German wines!

    I have just found this.... http://www.you...w&feature=related

    Can someone explain.....

    I said he does not take himself seriously - he is also on record saying Felipe was the best team mate he has ever had.

  • me27/09/2009 at 17:06

    1F

    Oh come on! :P

    ;)

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 17:09

    Anyway, must get to bed.

    Good night! :)

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 17:10

    Can't remember whether or not I posted this panda link earlier but on the basis that you can't have too many pandas I will post it again. There are other pics available by clicking the thumbnail link on the right.

    http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/PhotoGallery/GiantPandas/7.cfm

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 17:10

    Who said Heidfeld had no sense of humour....

    Heidfeld has a very good sense of humour! Once when Hamilton was trying to explain how it was difficult to drive behind the safety car at Japan - Nick -said if that is his best it was terribly good!

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 17:10

    Night Journeyer

  • Adie27/09/2009 at 17:11

    Ok - I have to go gang.

    See you for the Debrief.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 17:13

    Just saw a tweet from Montoya. Jet dryers trying to dry the track. I assume this is for the race for the chase for the cup for the thing.

  • James27/09/2009 at 17:18

    i would pay to see that.

    You owe me ... here is the link - but it is all German. Basically all the German F1 drivers fooling around.

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=d_mh9VygCgQ

    It's weird hearing them speak in German.

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 17:19

    "Alonso is rumoured to be off to Ferrari next season while other reports claim he could in fact be heading to Brawn GP"

    http://www.planetf1.com/story/0,18954,3213_5587505,00.html

    how did I miss this rumour - yikes if I were Jenson I would not like the sound of that rumour.

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 17:20

    It's weird hearing them speak in German.

    They all become more natural and therefore less serious. Possibly not Nico as his English is much better than the others.

  • James27/09/2009 at 17:21

    how did I miss this rumour - yikes if I were Jenson I would not like the sound of that rumour.

    I just want to know, and I'm an Alonso fan. It's annoying how long we are having to wait.

  • me27/09/2009 at 17:22

    how did I miss this rumour - yikes if I were Jenson I would not like the sound of that rumour.

    because they're just making stuff up?

  • lou27/09/2009 at 17:22

    how did I miss this rumour - yikes if I were Jenson I would not like the sound of that rumour.

    *is not here* Alonso isn't going to go to Brawn.

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 17:23

    how did I miss this rumour - yikes if I were Jenson I would not like the sound of that rumour.

    Silly people!!

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 17:23

    because they're just making stuff up?

    I like Jenson but he will NOT survive with Alonso as a team mate - both on and off track tactics.

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 17:24

    *is not here* Alonso isn't going to go to Brawn.

    How would you feel if he did go to join Jenson?

  • me27/09/2009 at 17:26

    How would you feel if he did go to join Jenson?

    that's a daft discussion. pf1 talk more trash than the local dustman.

    lou, how would you feel if jackie stewart were jenson's teammate? pointless discussion, right?

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 17:28

    "Alonso is rumoured to be off to Ferrari next season while other reports claim he could in fact be heading to Brawn GP"

    Someone must have dreamt that he was going to Brawn. Can't see that happening

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 17:29

    I like Jenson but he will NOT survive with Alonso as a team mate - both on and off track tactics.

    He would struggle in terms of pace but Alonso is mentally weaker.

  • lou27/09/2009 at 17:29

    How would you feel if he did go to join Jenson?

    he wont... It'll be Jenson and Rubens next year ( ;) ) if by some freak chance he is going to brawn (which he wont) i would be both pleased and upset... he need likes having a number 2 driver, and i wouldn't want to see that put onto Jenson tbh. Brawn GP works well as an equal team. They've been putting Jenson and Rubens (for a large majority of the races) on exactly the same strategy and it's worked well tbh.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 17:29

    lou, how would you feel if jackie stewart were jenson's teammate? pointless discussion, right?

    Are you saying JYS is slow??

  • me27/09/2009 at 17:29

    Are you saying JYS is slow??

    never. i just know it won't happen.

  • lou27/09/2009 at 17:30

    lou, how would you feel if jackie stewart were jenson's teammate? pointless discussion, right?

    haha well... ;)

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 17:30

    that's a daft discussion. pf1 talk more trash than the local dustman.

    The only thing is Alonso had quite serious discussions with Honda just before they pulled out. I think he is off to Ferrari where I think Massa will kick his butt!

  • lou27/09/2009 at 17:31

    The only thing is Alonso had quite serious discussions with Honda just before they pulled out. I think he is off to Ferrari where I think Massa will kick his butt!

    the honda discussions were only ever a short deal.. well for Alonso anyway. the reason they fell through was because Alonso wanted a one year contract before signing anything longer term and Honda wanted 3 years minimum... :D

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 17:32

    the honda discussions were only ever a short deal.. well for Alonso anyway. the reason they fell through was because Alonso wanted a one year contract before signing anything longer term and Honda wanted 3 years minimum... :D

    Oh the irony.....

  • me27/09/2009 at 17:32

    the honda discussions were only ever a short deal.. well for Alonso anyway. the reason they fell through was because Alonso wanted a one year contract before signing anything longer term and Honda wanted 3 years minimum... :D

    and we now know thanks to flav, that he needed a one year deal so he could slot into the ferrari.

  • me27/09/2009 at 17:33

    Oh the irony.....

    :D

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 17:33

    He would struggle in terms of pace but Alonso is mentally weaker.

    I would say Alonso is more fragile but Alonso plays mind games and I wonder how Jenson would handle that.

    I really do not like the combo of Felipe and Fernando - I will go further there will be tears.

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 17:34

    the honda discussions were only ever a short deal.. well for Alonso anyway. the reason they fell through was because Alonso wanted a one year contract before signing anything longer term and Honda wanted 3 years minimum... :D

    Alonso and Brawn do not make sense - but then I think they have the perfect pair already.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 17:34

    ... I think he is off to Ferrari where I think Massa will kick his butt!

    He so won't

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 17:36

    I don't rate Massa particularly as a driver. I love him but I don't think he's at the very highest level. Good yes, but not exceptional.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 17:36

    I would say Alonso is more fragile but Alonso plays mind games and I wonder how Jenson would handle that.

    I haven't noticed Alonso playing mind games. Lewis rattled him by refusing to let him pass in quali at Hungary and instead of finding a way to slap him down and show him who was boss Alonso imploded and threatened Ron. He was also prone to blow up if Fisi out-performed him.

    Behind the wheel he is an incredible driver but I don't get the impression that he is mentally strong.

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 17:37

    He so won't

    don't under-estimate Felipe - there will be circuits where he will kick Fernando's butt (e.g. Singapore, Brazil) and he will get into a tantrum.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 17:37

    I don't rate Massa particularly as a driver. I love him but I don't think he's at the very highest level. Good yes, but not exceptional.

    Thank you!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 17:38

    Hey Gavin - Just catching up on my Tweets...RE: Your @F1TailPipe_com yesterday....

    Do I have a Twitter clone/stalker?!

    Remind me again what the tweetage was?

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 17:39

    don't under-estimate Felipe - there will be circuits where he will kick Fernando's butt (e.g. Singapore, Brazil) and he will get into a tantrum.

    I'm not saying Massa wouldn't beat Alonso on occasion but he won't wipe the floor with him

    Alonso will finish above Massa if they are team mates

  • lou27/09/2009 at 17:39

    I don't rate Massa particularly as a driver. I love him but I don't think he's at the very highest level. Good yes, but not exceptional.

    i still maintain he deserved the 08 championship more than lewis but i agree. he is good, but no where near Alonso in terms of driving talent..

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 17:40

    i still maintain he deserved the 08 championship more than lewis ..

    In my eyes, the better driver won

  • me27/09/2009 at 17:40

    i still maintain he deserved the 08 championship more than lewis but i agree. he is good, but no where near Alonso in terms of driving talent..

    be careful what you wish for...

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 17:40

    I could watch this intro all day

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TFqQSXQahw

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 17:41

    i still maintain he deserved the 08 championship more than lewis but i agree. he is good, but no where near Alonso in terms of driving talent..

    If Lewis had managed to get the title in 2007, I'd have supported Massa for it in '08 if that makes any sense at all.... I don't think Lewis deserved to lose it by a whisper 2 years running, that'd just be too cruel.

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 17:41

    I don't rate Massa particularly as a driver. I love him but I don't think he's at the very highest level. Good yes, but not exceptional.

    Lots of people share your view - but if you compare him to Kimi on an overall result - viz all three seasons they have been together he has done rather better. Felipe needs to get into a groove and basically control from the front if he gets ahead at a track it will be difficult for Alonso to catch him.

  • me27/09/2009 at 17:41

    I could watch this intro all day

    and they wonder where their budget went?

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 17:42

    and they wonder where their budget went?

    It's just editing for the most part, oh and some band that are a little bit popular ;)

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 17:43

    Lots of people share your view - but if you compare him to Kimi on an overall result - viz all three seasons they have been together he has done rather better. Felipe needs to get into a groove and basically control from the front if he gets ahead at a track it will be difficult for Alonso to catch him.

    Kimi won a world title in there.... I think you're taking a very biased view.

  • lou27/09/2009 at 17:43

    In my eyes, the better driver won

    i've got too much of a soft spot for massa, and too much of a chip on my shoulder about lewis. Lewis is the better driver i agree... i'm just waaay to biased :)

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 17:43

    be careful what you wish for...

    This has confused me :(

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 17:44

    i've got too much of a soft spot for massa, and too much of a chip on my shoulder about lewis. Lewis is the better driver i agree... i'm just waaay to biased :)

    Then the better driver won

    That's how it should be. Right, debrief time

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 17:44

    Lots of people share your view - but if you compare him to Kimi on an overall result - viz all three seasons they have been together he has done rather better. Felipe needs to get into a groove and basically control from the front if he gets ahead at a track it will be difficult for Alonso to catch him.

    Felipe is an understeer driver in a team that produces understeering cars. Kimi is an oversteer driver so Felipe has an in-built advantage.

    Fernando is also an understeer driver so that in-built advantage will disappear and his true pace will matter more. I think Alonso will be faster but Rob and Massa should be able to unsettle him.

    On straight driving ability Alonso is a lot better but straight driving ability is not all that matters.

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 17:45

    i still maintain he deserved the 08 championship more than lewis ..

    I could argue that either one deserved it more (both had bad luck, be it mechanical, FIA stewardship and incompetent pit crew), on balance I would have preferred Felipe to have won since we was a de facto number 2 driver competing against a number 1 driver - if that makes sense.

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 17:45

    I really do not like the combo of Felipe and Fernando - I will go further there will be tears.

    Especially if he who should not be named is still involved at Ferarri

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 17:46

    i still maintain he deserved the 08 championship more than lewis ..

    I could argue that either one deserved it more (both had bad luck, be it mechanical, FIA stewardship and incompetent pit crew), on balance I would have preferred Felipe to have won since we was a de facto number 2 driver competing against a number 1 driver - if that makes sense.

    Neither. Alonso and Kubica were the best drivers last year!

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 17:48

    Neither. Alonso and Kubica were the best drivers last year!

    Personally I think Kubica drove best last year - he complained a lot and I was critical of him. As events have turned out Robert was absolutely right and BMW Sauber strategy was absolutely wrong - they should have gone for the championship when there was an outside chance of winning for him.

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 17:52

    Kimi won a world title in there.... I think you're taking a very biased view.

    Sure he did but I am looking at overall consistency during all seasons, but Felipe was very much the number 2 driver and I think that needs to be taken into consideration. Kimi needed Felipe to concede Brazil to him to have won the championship!

  • Scott Woodwiss27/09/2009 at 18:13

    Off-topic - has anyone heard music by Rodrigo y Gabriela? Just listening to their new album 11:11 on Spotify and it's good! If you're a fan of instrumental acoustic guitar, I recommend giving it a listen.

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 18:14

    Off-topic - has anyone heard music by Rodrigo y Gabriela? Just listening to their new album 11:11 on Spotify and it's good! If you're a fan of instrumental acoustic guitar, I recommend giving it a listen.

    You arent watching?

  • lou27/09/2009 at 19:54

    *jumps into daily*

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 19:55

    *Gets comfy in the Daily thread, again*

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 19:55

    Yay dailyness

  • RG27/09/2009 at 19:55

    *Leaves Live stream ashamed, skips into Daily like Timo*

  • me27/09/2009 at 19:56

    *Leaves Live stream ashamed, skips into Daily like Timo*

    #sorryrg

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 19:56

    *Leaves Live stream ashamed, skips into Daily like Timo*

    Shouldn't that be 'Skips like Sutil'? ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 19:56

    Hey guys,

    Time to see who was a Singapore Flyer and who had too many Singapore Slings – yes, it’s Driver Consistency time for Singapore

    Have a read and don't forget to leave a comment - I'd love to hear what you think... :D

  • Janna27/09/2009 at 19:57

    Off to bed, have set video to record House, cold is getting worse, hope this is the bad day & I'll be better tomorrow. Take care all, comment with you tomorrow

  • RG27/09/2009 at 19:58

    Shouldn't that be 'Skips like Sutil'? ;)

    ...

    Sry for the lack of race predictions earlier, I feel wrong for not doing it. But remember, Sutil for the win next week.

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 19:58

    I made popcorn and it didnt kill anyone :)

  • me27/09/2009 at 19:58

    Off to bed, have set video to record House, cold is getting worse, hope this is the bad day & I'll be better tomorrow. Take care all, comment with you tomorrow

    cheers janna, feel better soon.

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 19:58

    Mr Bassano of the Clapping-age, are you sober?

  • RG27/09/2009 at 19:58

    Off to bed, have set video to record House, cold is getting worse, hope this is the bad day & I'll be better tomorrow. Take care all, comment with you tomorrow

    Aww, hope ya get better. I think there is a bug going around. See ya.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 19:59

    See ya Janna

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 19:59

    Mr Bassano of the Clapping-age, are you sober?

    Today, yes

    I've had my fill for one weekend! :)

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:00

    Mr Bassano of the Clapping-age, are you sober?

    I know I have a reputation but I'm not that bad! :)

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 20:00

    Today, yes

    Woop, just wanted to find out if you'd recieved anything post wise about Thursday, my internet is as unpredictable as..(fill in the gaps)...so i thought i'd find out whats happening

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 20:01

    I know I have a reputation but I'm not that bad! :)

    You were very very very not sober yesterday :P

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:03

    You were very very very not sober yesterday :P

    I was a Stag Do, it's the law :)

    Received an Events Order Notification on the 18th

    I have to see if I can sort something out with work first though. I'm on lates this week but I may be able to do an early shift that day

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:04

    Received an Events Order Notification on the 18th

    Actually, that's just a VAT receipt for £0.00 inc VAT :)

    [scratches head in confusion]

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 20:04

    Received an Events Order Notification on the 18th

    I have to see if I can sort something out with work first though. I'm on lates this week but I may be able to do an early shift that day

    Was that actual post or was it an email?

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:05

    Was that actual post or was it an email?

    Email

    Have gotten very little post lately

    The KERS thing was by email only though

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 20:08

    Email

    thought so, i have the same thing i think.

    The KERS thing was by email only though

    yeah, something similar i went to a while ago was email too, should be fine!

    i shall look for the man who looks like this...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 20:10

    i shall look for the man who looks like this...

    He's not too far off you know ;)

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 20:10

    I thought you guys were talking about Spa. Got quite excited for a second....

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:10

    i shall look for the man who looks like this...

    That's it

    Alex & Nick are maybe's, I think

    Mr C was considering it

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 20:11

    Alex & Nick are maybe's, I think

    Mr C was considering it

    You mean i could be in a pub with you?

    HELLLP!!!!

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:12

    yeah, something similar i went to a while ago was email too, should be fine!

    For the KERS thing, we just turned up and gave our name.

    They got my name the wrong way round and couldn't find my booking so they just re-registered me on the spot

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 20:13

    yeah, something similar i went to a while ago was email too, should be fine!

    For the KERS thing, we just turned up and gave our name.

    They got my name the wrong way round and couldn't find my booking so they just re-registered me on the spot

    Clapper Bassano? That is odd! :D

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:13

    You mean i could be in a pub with you?

    HELLLP!!!!

    Good practice for Uni ;)

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:13

    Clapper Bassano? That is odd! :D

    Tell me about it! ;)

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 20:13

    *sniggers* I've just been watching Kimi give someone the finger.

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 20:14

    Good practice for Uni ;)

    i've all of sudden decided that i'm t-total

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:14

    Good practice for Uni ;)

    i've all of sudden decided that i'm t-total

    You'll be fine

    I'll go easy on you :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 20:15

    Oh RG, you'll be pleased to know I gave Timo my "Prime Number of The Race" Award :D

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:15

    *sniggers* I've just been watching Kimi give someone the finger.

    Link?

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 20:16

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx9D1mueU6Y&feature=related

    Classic kimi interview.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 20:17

    http://www.you...Y&feature=related

    Classic kimi interview.

    That's Exactly what annoys me about Kimi. He's just rude and full of bad attitude!

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 20:19

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U386HsT-NaA&NR=1

    well what about this one then?

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:19

    That's Exactly what annoys me about Kimi. He's just rude and full of bad attitude!

    I think it's funny

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:20

    http://www.you...=U386HsT-NaA&NR=1

    well what about this one then?

    Best. Answer. Ever.

    I love that clip

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 20:20

    That's Exactly what annoys me about Kimi. He's just rude and full of bad attitude!

    I think it's funny

    I don't - he just comes across as a moody teenager and it's no wonder certain parts the media trash him :(

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:22

    I don't - he just comes across as a moody teenager and it's no wonder certain parts the media trash him :(

    As mentioned earlier, I don't think he cares. Which is partly why I like him

    We've kinda done this though so we should agree to disagree :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 20:22

    http://www.you...=U386HsT-NaA&NR=1

    well what about this one then?

    Best. Answer. Ever.

    I love that clip

    TBH Brundle's response is what's funny there :D

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 20:23

    well what about this one then?

    I have never seen that before! Poor Martin.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:24

    I have never seen that before! Poor Martin.

    It was Schuey's last race and Pele was giving him some award. Kimi obviously didn't care

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 20:24

    Wow Tweet deck is a real memory hog!

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 20:24

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq0e1mMffm8&feature=related

    Look he laughs and smiles. :D

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 20:24

    It was Schuey's last race and Pele was giving him some award. Kimi obviously didn't care

    Hehehe I'm not surprised. Sounds boring!

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 20:25

    We definiately have to agree to disagree about Kimi. I <3 him lots so :D and things.

  • Bert27/09/2009 at 20:26

    Not only is Brundle's response funny, but it is honest. Why do you think the racers all head to the head before a race? I am sure they can "hold it" for a couple of hours.

    On the other hand, I can understand Kimi's, and other drivers, reaction given they are trying to prepare and concentrate 15 minutes before the race. Nelsinho would refuse interviews, Kimi just tells you off.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:27

    Not only is Brundle's response funny, but it is honest. Why do you think the racers all head to the head before a race? I am sure they can "hold it" for a couple of hours.

    Because they've been hydrating themselves up until they get in the car

  • Bert27/09/2009 at 20:28

    True, but if you get rid of water through sweating, you won't need to urinate.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:28

    http://www.you...8&feature=related

    Look he laughs and smiles. :D

    Silly dubbed translation getting in the way

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 20:28

    True, but if you get rid of water through sweating, you won't need to urinate.

    You can't though. If you've ever done a lot of exercise in sweltering heat, you do need to go to the loo a lot more than normal....

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 20:29

    http://www.you...8&feature=related

    Look he laughs and smiles. :D

    Silly dubbed translation getting in the way

    eh Whatsa wronga witha translaytion???

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:29

    True, but if you get rid of water through sweating, you won't need to urinate.

    But if you'd been drinking before then, you need to go before you start sweating

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 20:29

    eh Whatsa wronga witha translaytion???

    Well he's talking in English, it's just that we can't hear it.

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 20:30

    I'm gonna quickly drop a quick video file onto the dropio... im using this new capture program I got off my brother and I just wanna test uploads with a small video because i'm having a few issues. I'll use this test to show just how muse obsessed my library of music is ;)

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:31

    I'll use this test to show just how muse obsessed my library of music is ;)

    Because we didn't know that? :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 20:32

    I'll use this test to show just how muse obsessed my library of music is ;)

    Do you like Muse, Lukeh? :D

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:32

    Kimi in "correct sized hat shocker!"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwJEWhezTsU&feature=related

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 20:33

    Do you like Muse, Lukeh?

    You must be confusing him with someone else

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 20:33

    I'm alarmed by all the videos of Kimi assaulting people on youtube....

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 20:33

    So you should like this interview of Kimi...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx9D1mueU6Y

    Personally I think it is a bit rude to reporters and disrespectful to fans. He gets a lot of money from the industry.

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 20:34

    Do you like Muse, Lukeh? :D

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/wmcap-mpg

    if it works then ill let you answer ;)

    The pretty cool thing I reckon though is with this sometimes I could record photoshopping or soemthing, show you how I get from a to b with certain difficult photoshops or anything. Could be useful. Just having a few different file quality/uploading problems but I'm wondering if it's just youtube being annoying, hence drop.io...

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 20:35

    It seems to work alright, although for a video I put 20% sound onto, it's come up awfully loud... sorry.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 20:36

    Do you like Muse, Lukeh? :D

    http://drop.io...dcast/asset/wmcap-mpg

    if it works then ill let you answer ;)

    The pretty cool thing I reckon though is with this sometimes I could record photoshopping or soemthing, show you how I get from a to b with certain difficult photoshops or anything. Could be useful. Just having a few different file quality/uploading problems but I'm wondering if it's just youtube being annoying, hence drop.io...

    Seems to work ok, WAS A LITTLE LOUD THOUGH!

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 20:37

    Seems to work ok, WAS A LITTLE LOUD THOUGH!

    Sorry sorry sorry... thats one of the problems I'm trying to solve :(

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 20:37

    Seems to work ok, WAS A LITTLE LOUD THOUGH!

    Sorry did you say something? I can't quite hear you. :p

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 20:38

    Seems to work ok, WAS A LITTLE LOUD THOUGH!

    Sorry sorry sorry... thats one of the problems I'm trying to solve :(

    Nah it's ok :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 20:39

    SCOTT WOODWISS!!!!

    I have an idea - are you around?

  • FOFA Chairman27/09/2009 at 20:41

    Well, dear dearest friends's!

    the Blue Orange Lion family informed me that it's leaving for New Zealand and that I'll be replacing them all on the web...

    I wish you all an eventful end to 2009 season, I is happy.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 20:42

    Well, dear dearest friends's!

    the Blue Orange Lion family informed me that it's leaving for New Zealand and that I'll be replacing them all on the web...

    I wish you all an eventful end to 2009 season, I is happy.

    You're going to NZ?

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 20:42

    Wooooo! I'm not sure if any of you remember me writing my stupid personal statement thingy but I got onto the course that I wanted! I'm not sure why it's taken me to this point in the weekend to check my emails but WOOO!

  • me27/09/2009 at 20:42

    the Blue Orange Lion family informed me that it's leaving for New Zealand and that I'll be replacing them all on the web...

    welcome fofa chairman!

  • me27/09/2009 at 20:43

    Wooooo! I'm not sure if any of you remember me writing my stupid personal statement thingy but I got onto the course that I wanted! I'm not sure why it's taken me to this point in the weekend to check my emails but WOOO!

    wey-hey!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 20:43

    Wooooo! I'm not sure if any of you remember me writing my stupid personal statement thingy but I got onto the course that I wanted! I'm not sure why it's taken me to this point in the weekend to check my emails but WOOO!

    Well done Alison!

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:43

    Wooooo! I'm not sure if any of you remember me writing my stupid personal statement thingy but I got onto the course that I wanted! I'm not sure why it's taken me to this point in the weekend to check my emails but WOOO!

    Good for you Alison

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 20:44

    Wooooo! I'm not sure if any of you remember me writing my stupid personal statement thingy but I got onto the course that I wanted! I'm not sure why it's taken me to this point in the weekend to check my emails but WOOO!

    nice one!!

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 20:44

    Heh, I'm not sure why I've made you all so excited. It's just a module thingy on my course that I'm not even sure I can make myself go back to.... :P

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:45

    Mr C, are you going to the F1 thing on Thurs or are you packing?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)27/09/2009 at 20:45

    Good night all - thanks for an awesome weekend!

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:45

    G'night Gavin

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 20:45

    @Christine

    Just sent you an e-mail with some onfo for the guy who was looking into fire safety

  • me27/09/2009 at 20:45

    Mr C, are you going to the F1 thing on Thurs or are you packing?

    i think certainly packing. sorry sir. would love to join in, but it's a busy couple of weeks.

    put me down for the next one though.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 20:46

    Wooooo! I'm not sure if any of you remember me writing my stupid personal statement thingy but I got onto the course that I wanted! I'm not sure why it's taken me to this point in the weekend to check my emails but WOOO!

    Well done. What's the course?

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:47

    i think certainly packing. sorry sir. would love to join in, but it's a busy couple of weeks.

    We understand

    I have to get the night off first myself

  • Christine27/09/2009 at 20:47

    Just sent you an e-mail with some onfo for the guy who was looking into fire safety

    Brilliant, thanks Steven :)

  • lou27/09/2009 at 20:48

    Wooooo! I'm not sure if any of you remember me writing my stupid personal statement thingy but I got onto the course that I wanted! I'm not sure why it's taken me to this point in the weekend to check my emails but WOOO!

    yay!!! :D awesome!

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 20:49

    Wooooo! I'm not sure if any of you remember me writing my stupid personal statement thingy but I got onto the course that I wanted! I'm not sure why it's taken me to this point in the weekend to check my emails but WOOO!

    wooop

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 20:50

    Well done. What's the course?

    It's an economics and business management option that I wanted to take as part of my medical course. It was competitive entry though and you had people from all over the uni applying for them with like actual relevant experiences.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:51

    Does Badoer get a tiny bit of credit [or just less grief] now that Fisichella is seen to be less than stellar in the Ferrari?

    Badoer was terrible but with Fisi's experience, I expected more

    Though not great things, I must add

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 20:52

    It's an economics and business management option that I wanted to take as part of my medical course. It was competitive entry though and you had people from all over the uni applying for them with like actual relevant experiences.

    You told me that before. Are you going to be able to fit that in around all your travels

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 20:53

    Does Badoer get a tiny bit of credit [or just less grief] now that Fisichella is seen to be less than stellar in the Ferrari?

    No. Fisi is massively better than Badoer. The Ferrari has looked a handful for most of the season and I never expected him to get within half a second of Kimi. I always thought he was over-rated

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 20:54

    You told me that before. Are you going to be able to fit that in around all your travels

    I'm not doing it now. It'd be from next September. I'm not at uni this year because of health/money problems.

    It's a bit of a cheat. You get to join the honours year of another course that other people have been doing for 3 years and you get a full BSc for the privilege. If I were them, I'd be livid!

  • FOFA Chairman27/09/2009 at 20:55

    I said they (meaning the BOL family) are leaving for New Zealand and I'm not expecting them to contact the world of F1 in the future, I'm still in Europe and will remain here.

    ***

    An Aside with Joe is a really cool feature, sorry I haven't been commenting here lately - my laptop was killing me and all the FOFA legal stuff as well. Will try to catch up or at least pop in from time to time.

    I feel like I reached nirvana, maybe that's the real reason behind my fading interest in blogs / chats. I don't need to explain things now, I understand them as they happen. How cool is that, huh? Anyway, I must go now, will pop in for live Suzuka commenting because I'm like so happy this particular track is back.

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 20:55

    It's a bit of a cheat. You get to join the honours year of another course that other people have been doing for 3 years and you get a full BSc for the privilege. If I were them, I'd be livid!

    You have to play the system. If you can get the piece of paper that opens doors for you by an unusual route then that's fine.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:56

    No. Fisi is massively better than Badoer.

    Oh I don't dispute that, I just thought he might be in the middle of the pack

    Saying that, Kimi didn't have a stunning weekend either

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 20:58

    Surprised to find out that Joe Saward gets on well with Eddie Jordan

    Maybe Eddie wasn't so full of himself in the old days. Putting him in front of a camera was never a good idea

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 20:59

    You have to play the system. If you can get the piece of paper that opens doors for you by an unusual route then that's fine.

    Yeah, that's my thoughts really. Might as well milk it. It takes as long as 2 degrees, I might as well get 2 of them out of it!!

  • me27/09/2009 at 21:02

    An Aside with Joe is a really cool feature, sorry I haven't been commenting here lately - my laptop was killing me and all the FOFA legal stuff as well. Will try to catch up or at least pop in from time to time.

    no worries squire. glad you likes the shows. don't forget to tell joe too.

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 21:03

    Was there an F1 forum this week? I didnt get to see the end of the programme this afternoon or the forum and was hoping to watch it, but it doesnt appear to be on their website?

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 21:04

    the Blue Orange Lion family informed me that it's leaving for New Zealand and that I'll be replacing them all on the web...

    Who are the blue orange lion family? am i missing something obvious, sorry if i am!

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 21:04

    Was there an F1 forum this week? I didnt get to see the end of the programme this afternoon or the forum and was hoping to watch it, but it doesnt appear to be on their website?

    Yeah, it always takes FOREVER to appear. I'd expect to get it up there by about Thursday.

  • Bert27/09/2009 at 21:05

    Nick, if you are talking about the BBC after-race forum, yes, there was one. It is already available on various distribution methods.

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 21:05

    Nick, if you are talking about the BBC after-race forum, yes, there was one. It is already available on various distribution methods.

    I cant find it on the website or the RSS?

  • me27/09/2009 at 21:06

    Surprised to find out that Joe Saward gets on well with Eddie Jordan

    Maybe Eddie wasn't so full of himself in the old days. Putting him in front of a camera was never a good idea

    i loved eddie as a team boss. i despise him as a pundit.

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 21:06

    Yeah, it always takes FOREVER to appear. I'd expect to get it up there by about Thursday.

    In my bet Buemi.... Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Not to worry! i will watch the highlights on the red button, they often go to a replay of it afterwards

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 21:08

    i loved eddie as a team boss. i despise him as a pundit.

    I almost sent in a voicemail to you guys to complain about the uselessness of DC as a neutral pundit. They should really say something about his ties to red bull before they go to him for an 'expert view' during commentary

  • me27/09/2009 at 21:09

    fantasy racers have updated...

  • RG27/09/2009 at 21:10

    fantasy racers have updated...

    Thank god I had Timo and Heikki.

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 21:10

    fantasy racers have updated...

    it's fair to say i want to beat kathi over the head for suggesting selling buying fisi

  • me27/09/2009 at 21:11

    grandprix+ also available:

    http://grandprixplus.com/subscribers/

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 21:12

    fantasy racers have updated...

    I scared myself to death, for some reason the 2010 page is linking to the 2009 results and tables?

  • Christine27/09/2009 at 21:13

    I broke into the sub-100 mark! Sidepodcast Racers is 99th. WOOOHOOO!

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 21:13

    They used Ted so much today... I dont think i have ever heard from him as much as we did in the race today?

  • Alex Andronov27/09/2009 at 21:14

    Evening everyone :)

    I hope everyone saw the sofaf1 results... Posted quickly this week!

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 21:15

    I'm quite freaked out btw... My quali predictions were surprisingly close to the actual race results. All you need to do is swap Heikki for Timo and you're sorted.

  • me27/09/2009 at 21:15

    grandprix+ also available:

    http://grandprixplus.com/subscribers/

    parting shot, is again rather fantastic.

  • RG27/09/2009 at 21:16

    I broke into the sub-100 mark! Sidepodcast Racers is 99th. WOOOHOOO!

    I'm shocked after three below-500 scores, I'm 208th

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 21:17

    I'm shocked after three below-500 scores, I'm 208th

    so what score did you get?

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 21:17

    i loved eddie as a team boss. i despise him as a pundit.

    I didn't realise until this year but yeah, you're right

  • RG27/09/2009 at 21:17

    so what score did you get?

    499

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 21:18

    I broke into the sub-100 mark! Sidepodcast Racers is 99th. WOOOHOOO!

    Congratulations - I simply remained more or less in the same position.

  • Rich27/09/2009 at 21:19

    I'm quite freaked out btw... My quali predictions were surprisingly close to the actual race results. All you need to do is swap Heikki for Timo and you're sorted.

    Good move - the drivers I really like I do not put into my team - sort of kiss-of-death so neither Timo not Nick are selected.

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 21:20

    Good move - the drivers I really like I do not put into my team - sort of kiss-of-death so neither Timo not Nick are selected.

    Oh, I don't play fantasy racers. I can't deal with my own life, forget a role as faux-team manager :P

  • me27/09/2009 at 21:22

    bassano, f1minute production processes tweaked. yell if you think it's better/worse.

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 21:23

    bassano, f1minute production processes tweaked. yell if you think it's better/worse.

    Starting at which podcast, tomorrow's?

    Will do

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 21:24

    I'm back after wandering off.

  • Pat W27/09/2009 at 21:24

    Evening. Sorry I missed the show, I was at Mum's. I bring interesting feedback though. They are very much casual fans, but today they tried to watch and really struggled. Didn't know what KERS is. Cannot stand Legard and 'that Irish guy' is really annoying.

  • RG27/09/2009 at 21:25

    Gah, school. Stupid thing, have to be up for that. So see yas all later. lotsa love.

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 21:25

    I'm back after wandering off.

    Its good that you didnt get too lost!

  • Scott Woodwiss27/09/2009 at 21:25

    *sigh* It's back to work for me tomorrow after my week off.

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 21:25

    parting shot, is again rather fantastic.

    I wasnt going to look at it until i had seen the forum, but now i fear i must

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 21:26

    Its good that you didnt get too lost!

    Well I had to get past the rabbits so I'm pleased I made it back alive.

  • me27/09/2009 at 21:26

    I wasnt going to look at it until i had seen the forum, but now i fear i must

    just skip to the last page. you'll love it :)

  • Bassano Clapper27/09/2009 at 21:28

    Very quick press release just in from the team:

    Sunday Singing Clappers now oficially have the hump with our performance and are only turning up to races in order to be around for the after-race drinks

    #FR

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 21:31

    just skip to the last page. you'll love it :)

    ahahahahahaha!

    I bet he went looking for that shot too!

    50th issue! Champagne and plastic cups in the press room? Congratulations to the guys!

  • lou27/09/2009 at 21:35

    just skip to the last page. you'll love it :)

    aw i may have to ask for a subscription for my birthday for next year... if its around next year? i take it there aren't off season releases..

  • jackie/saltire27/09/2009 at 21:41

    just skip to the last page. you'll love it :)

    Didn't like page 7 .. thought that was in very bad taste

  • me27/09/2009 at 21:42

    Didn't like page 7 .. thought that was in very bad taste

    is that the bum? yeah, not good.

  • jackie/saltire27/09/2009 at 21:43

    is that the bum? yeah, not good.

    yeah the hairy bum :(

  • me27/09/2009 at 21:43

    yeah the hairy bum :(

    it's hairy? oh.

  • jackie/saltire27/09/2009 at 21:44

    it's hairy? oh.

    well I can see hair with my specs on LOL

  • jackie/saltire27/09/2009 at 21:45

    Now I'm laughing at this conversation .. just ignore me folks, I'll get back to "normal" soon

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 21:46

    well I can see hair with my specs on LOL

    my mind, my beautiful mind :(

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 21:46

    my mind, my beautiful mind

    um....

  • jackie/saltire27/09/2009 at 21:46

    my mind, my beautiful mind :(

    blame Joe .. or Henri

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 21:58

    Ooooh the News Quiz is back!

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 21:59

    Ooooh the News Quiz is back!

    thankfully :)

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 21:59

    thankfully :)

    Did you start that vicious rumour that it was cancelled? :P

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 22:00

    Did you start that vicious rumour that it was cancelled? :P

    maaaybe

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 22:00

    maaaybe

    bus Mr RG discovered that it was only temporary

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 22:00

    No F1 forum after highlights on the red button?

    grr...bbc you have irked me! grr

  • Pat W27/09/2009 at 22:01

    No F1 forum after highlights on the red button?

    There was and it was on for ages.

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 22:07

    There was and it was on for ages.

    And featured people not understanding EJ.

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 22:08

    And featured people not understanding EJ.

    noooooo spoliers!

  • Andy Taylor27/09/2009 at 22:09

    noooooo spoliers!

    :D

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 22:10

    :( but isn't that just normal?

  • Pat W27/09/2009 at 22:11

    No F1 forum after highlights on the red button?

    There was and it was on for ages.

    Oh hang on... sorry I thought you meant the highlights straight after the race, the 5min thing post-race pre-forum. You're meaning the red button highlights on all day...

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 22:13

    :( but isn't that just normal?

    Well yes, but there was always the possibility he would be amazingly coherent, not this week i guess!

    NOw do i wait to see if it appears by magic or do i catch up on the f1 news?

    since i expect the efficiency of the BBC to be about as effective as an Alguersuari pit stop, i guess i should have a read of autosport...

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 22:14

    Oh hang on... sorry I thought you meant the highlights straight after the race, the 5min thing post-race pre-forum. You're meaning the red button highlights on all day...

    I sat though the bbc 3 highlights on the red button because i hoped the forum would be on after it... the highlights are just looping unfortunately

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 22:15

    NOw do i wait to see if it appears by magic or do i catch up on the f1 news?

    I don't get what you miss out on by watching it after you've heard F1 news?

  • Pat W27/09/2009 at 22:16

    NOw do i wait to see if it appears by magic or do i catch up on the f1 news?

    Is it not on the website?

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 22:16

    I don't get what you miss out on by watching it after you've heard F1 news?

    It looses a lot of its fresheness.

    The driver interviews are generally really boring after you know you have read anything remotely interesting which was said.

    Its not a big issue, but i hoped to put it on after the debrief...

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 22:18

    I don't really read autosport at all so i guess i don't have this issue so much

  • Andy Taylor27/09/2009 at 22:18

    since i expect the efficiency of the BBC to be about as effective as an Alguersuari pit stop, i guess i should have a read of autosport...

    I was pleasantly surprised to find the replay up on iPlayer when I got home.

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 22:18

    Is it not on the website?

    No, its strange, they go to the effort of putting loads of clips on there, but not the forum, i am sure more people would be interested in seeing that...

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 22:21

    No, its strange, they go to the effort of putting loads of clips on there, but not the forum, i am sure more people would be interested in seeing that...

    I usually miss the forum. I'd give it a good couple of days honestly!

  • Steven Roy27/09/2009 at 22:21

    My FR team has jumped up another 20 places to 143rd. The aim for the end of the season is the top 100. Every race except Turkey my league position has improved. The start to the year was pretty awful though

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 22:24

    I was pleasantly surprised to find the replay up on iPlayer when I got home.

    Was that the race? the forum doesnt seem to go up on there as it is a red button thing...

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 22:24

    I usually miss the forum. I'd give it a good couple of days honestly!

    Its so unfair! make them put it up sooner!

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 22:26

    My ipod is being very annoying.

  • Kathi27/09/2009 at 22:29

    it’s fair to say i want to beat kathi over the head for suggesting selling buying fisi

    I said buying then selling, I never said keeping. :(

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 22:31

    I said buying then selling, I never said keeping. :(

    i clearly was asleep at this point

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 22:31

    I said buying then selling, I never said keeping. :(

    hehehe

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 22:32

    I said buying then selling, I never said keeping. :(

    oh and its a virtual beating, it wont hurt :) promise

  • Andy Taylor27/09/2009 at 22:37

    My ipod is being very annoying.

    What's the problem?

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 22:38

    I love how Schumacher still is worth more than Glock on Fantasy Racers

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 22:39

    What's the problem?

    It just decided not to download any podcasts.

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 22:40

    It just decided not to download any podcasts.

    Ctrl + A, the right click and click update

    ?

  • Sara (not Sarah)27/09/2009 at 22:41

    I just kicked it. It worked for the KERS earlier.

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 22:41

    I love how Schumacher still is worth more than Glock on Fantasy Racers

    Awwww!

    You looking forward to getting started on your course tomorrow?

  • Andy Taylor27/09/2009 at 22:43

    It just decided not to download any podcasts.

    they're on iTunes? Check the settings on the podcast tab.

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 22:43

    You looking forward to getting started on your course tomorrow?

    Very much so!! Been looking at assignments and such for Event Marketing (which is what i have tomorrow), and it's very much up my street. We have a seminar teaching us how to use Audacity!!

  • Andy Taylor27/09/2009 at 22:53

    Very much so!! Been looking at assignments and such for Event Marketing (which is what i have tomorrow), and it's very much up my street. We have a seminar teaching us how to use Audacity!!

    Great stuff, you have to admire that.

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 22:53

    Great stuff, you have to admire that.

    We have to create a 30 second radio ad as part of an assignment, so im well sorted, has all the equipment in my room.

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 22:53

    Very much so!! Been looking at assignments and such for Event Marketing (which is what i have tomorrow), and it's very much up my street. We have a seminar teaching us how to use Audacity!!

    Good good! Really hope you enjoy yourself tomorrow and you meet some amazing folk on your course.

    Have you been out of education a little while?

  • Andy Taylor27/09/2009 at 22:54

    Were we talking about OCR on here the other day?

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 22:54

    Have you been out of education a little while?

    Ages....for a whole.....

    3 months ;)

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 22:54

    Were we talking about OCR on here the other day?

    the exam board?

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 22:55

    Have you been out of education a little while?

    Ages....for a whole.....

    3 months ;)

    I think you may be thinking of dank?

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 22:55

    Ages....for a whole.....

    Oh okay. I don't know where I got that idea from. Sorry!

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 22:55

    Were we talking about OCR on here the other day?

    the exam board?

    My favourite exam board! Well, them and AQA

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 22:55

    Morning, everyone.

    The worst-kept secret in F1 history might just finally be revealed next weekend:

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/78995

    With Kubica to Renault possibly being announced soon after according to AUTOSPORT, Heikki's running out of open seats.

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 22:55

    Oh okay. I don't know where I got that idea from. Sorry!

    Dank's doing Motorsport Engineering at Oxford Brookes..?

  • lou27/09/2009 at 22:57

    With Kubica to Renault possibly being announced soon after according to AUTOSPORT, Heikki's running out of open seats.

    surely Heikki stands a chance at a seat, there are new teams coming in after all ;)

  • Andy Taylor27/09/2009 at 22:57

    the exam board?

    Optical Character Recognition.

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 22:57

    Dank's doing Motorsport Engineering at Oxford Brookes..?

    I don't really know Dank. I think I was just generally confused!

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 22:57

    After 2 laps behind the safety car leggard is talking about the 2 hour cut off.....and says the not-obvious-at-all-na-ah statement of "the safety car cant lap as fast as the f1 cars"

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 22:58

    surely Heikki stands a chance at a seat, there are new teams coming in after all ;)

    i think you just joined Amy's naughty step

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 22:58

    The worst-kept secret in F1 history might just finally be revealed next weekend:

    I think their have been worse kept secrets ;)

    According to joe it has effectively already been announced!

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 22:59

    surely Heikki stands a chance at a seat, there are new teams coming in after all ;)

    that's true, but there won't be any Brawns among those new teams. ;)

    i'd tip him either for Qadbak (Kubica's seat) or Lotus.

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 22:59

    Optical Character Recognition.

    Ah yes, i thought it was a standard feature in acrobat, apparently not?

  • Lukeh27/09/2009 at 22:59

    After 2 laps behind the safety car leggard is talking about the 2 hour cut off.....and says the not-obvious-at-all-na-ah statement of "the safety car cant lap as fast as the f1 cars"

    A lot more where that's coming from trust me

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 23:00

    I don't really know Dank. I think I was just generally confused!

    he's joining education for the first time in a while, so maybe thats where. anywho, should be fun :)

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 23:00

    I think there have been worse kept secrets ;)

    driver-contract wise, this is as bad as it gets, I think. i guess the only thing that rivals it was Senna's move to Williams.

  • Andy Taylor27/09/2009 at 23:01

    Ah yes, i thought it was a standard feature in acrobat, apparently not?

    I've just remembered this little gem (for Mac only), was going to give it a try:

    http://www.creaceed.com/prizmo/

  • Andy Taylor27/09/2009 at 23:03

    A lot more where that's coming from trust me

    Lots of internal Tremayning here. (grr)

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 23:03

    A lot more where that's coming from trust me

    he just makes lots of random statements, i dont get it

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 23:04

    A lot more where that's coming from trust me

    when webber crahed out... "now whats happened there?"

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 23:05

    when webber crahed out... "now whats happened there?"

    same with lewis at monza! gah

  • Andy Taylor27/09/2009 at 23:05

    when webber crahed out... "now whats happened there?"

    From, from, from, from, from, from, from.

  • lou27/09/2009 at 23:05

    i think you just joined Amy's naughty step

    what?? why?i was saying he does have a good chance of racing next year...

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 23:05

    LOOK AT THAT

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 23:06

    what?? why?i was saying he does have a good chance of racing next year...

    with a back marker team?

  • Scott Woodwiss27/09/2009 at 23:06

    With Kubica to Renault possibly being announced soon after according to AUTOSPORT, Heikki's running out of open seats.

    I can't really imagine how Hamilton and Raikkonen in the same team will sustain itself.

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 23:06

    Hmmm. Are things so bad you wouldn't mind a JA comeback? (Assuming the rumors that Croft and Brundle can't work together are true)

  • Andy Taylor27/09/2009 at 23:06

    what?? why?i was saying he does have a good chance of racing next year...

    but not in a Mclaren. Naughty Lou.

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 23:06

    what?? why?i was saying he does have a good chance of racing next year...

    I think the point would be that obviously he'll be racing next year because he shows such pure driving skill!

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 23:06

    when webber crahed out... "now whats happened there?"

    It seems to have lost half my comment or wordpress/doohicky doesnt like arrows...?

    ... WHAT? Its your job to tell me!!!!

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 23:07

    I can't really imagine how Hamilton and Raikkonen in the same team will sustain itself.

    You can say the same about Alonso and Massa, TBH. I think HAM-RAI will manage.

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 23:07

    but not in a Mclaren. Naughty Lou.

    Amy would love Heikki to clear out if it means space for Kimi!

  • lou27/09/2009 at 23:07

    with a back marker team?

    but this is all so that Kimi can go back to Mclaren...... plus there is nothing wrong with supporting a back marker team, i did it for long enough :P

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 23:07

    but not in a Mclaren. Naughty Lou.

    if it's for Kimi, Amy would be, in her words, "the first person to kick him out." ;)

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 23:07

    Amy would love Heikki to clear out if it means space for Kimi!

    thats true

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 23:08

    but this is all so that Kimi can go back to Mclaren...... plus there is nothing wrong with supporting a back marker team, i did it for long enough :P

    they werent always a back marker team

  • Scott Woodwiss27/09/2009 at 23:08

    You can say the same about Alonso and Massa, TBH. I think HAM-RAI will manage.

    Good point. Would Heikki fit in at Toyota?

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 23:08

    You can say the same about Alonso and Massa, TBH. I think HAM-RAI will manage.

    There wont be a problem with Alonso and Massa... unless Alonso is being beaten by him ;) :P

  • lou27/09/2009 at 23:09

    they werent always a back marker team

    you have a point...

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 23:09

    ... WHAT? Its your job to tell me!!!!

    This was the seccond part of this

    when webber crahed out... "now whats happened there?"

    Its all gotten terribly confused :oops: sorry

  • Journeyer27/09/2009 at 23:09

    Good point. Would Heikki fit in at Toyota?

    With Glock? Why not? But Toyota might decide to go for a Jap, TBH.

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 23:10

    Good point. Would Heikki fit in at Toyota?

    I really cant see it happening. Glock-Kaz ticks a lot more boxes in terms of the markets they represent

  • Scott Woodwiss27/09/2009 at 23:10

    With Glock? Why not? But Toyota might decide to go for a Jap, TBH.

    If you were a sensible person at Toyota, you'd pick Heikki over a Japanese driver.

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 23:10

    With Glock? Why not? But Toyota might decide to go for a Jap, TBH.

    I just think that Kovi/Glock combo isn't high profile enough for Toyota to bother with....

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 23:11

    I really cant see it happening. Glock-Kaz ticks a lot more boxes in terms of the markets they represent

    Oh please no. I thought Williams refusing to have him anymore meant Crapajima would be out....

  • Scott Woodwiss27/09/2009 at 23:11

    What about the ex-BMW team? Could he go there if they make it on the grid?

  • Andy Taylor27/09/2009 at 23:11

    If you were a sensible person at Toyota, you'd pick Heikki over a Japanese driver.

    If there were any sensible people at Toyota they'd have realised that they still have little chance of winning a race. ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss27/09/2009 at 23:12

    If there were any sensible people at Toyota they'd have realised that they still have little chance of winning a race. ;)

    :D

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 23:14

    If you were a sensible person at Toyota, you'd pick Heikki over a Japanese driver.

    I dot think they would get any more out of it really.

    Heikki is clearly a much better driver than kaz. but kaz can sell cars, and whilst heikki has good pace; he hasnt shown enough results to justify himself. he got the McLaren drive too soon i think...

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 23:14

    What about the ex-BMW team? Could he go there if they make it on the grid?

    I dont see why not, unless a paydriver jumps in there first...

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 23:18

    What about the ex-BMW team? Could he go there if they make it on the grid?

    I'd love to be in their board meetings, every sentance would be followed with "if we make the grid"

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 23:45

    A crash and then Nando is leading....how ironic

  • Jon Waldock27/09/2009 at 23:48

    Right, im off

    Night all

  • Nick27/09/2009 at 23:50

    Night all

    Night!

  • Pat W27/09/2009 at 23:52

    Night Jon

  • Alison27/09/2009 at 23:56

    You've probably gone but good luck tomorrow Jon. Enjoy yourself!