Monday has returned and we are headlong into not only another week, but the build up to another race weekend. Already I have seen preview press releases flying around which means it won't be long before another Digest is due. Talking of which, you can listen to the Australia GP show here. Now, onto other subjects:

  • Now, we all know Lewis can't say a word without it being trawled over by all and sundry, but this weekend he wasn't exactly being shy and retiring. Will Buxton has an interesting take on the very public nature of Lewis' comments and wonders whether the McLaren driver needs to cool it just a little.
  • We've really enjoyed all the commentors who made it to the Australian race and gave us an insight into the GP from their point of view. There is one more event happening in Melbourne - An Evening with Joe. Mr Saward will be offering up his second talk and if it's anything like the one in London, you can probably still get a last minute ticket if you're in the area. You know we highly recommend it.
  • Lukeh has offered up his review of the Australian GP, in fact it was up very quickly after the racing was over. I don't want to spoil it for you but it's fair to say the grade has improved significantly from the action we saw in Bahrain. I really like these posts, an innovative way to look back on the action, and I can't wait until we have more races to compare and contrast.

That's all for today, I hope you've had a good weekend and are prepared for the weekend. I don't think I am ready for Monday, but that's okay! I will see you in the comments.

927 responses

  • Bassano28/03/2010 at 23:14

    Hello to Monday & Sidepodcast

  • Steven Roy28/03/2010 at 23:16

    Hello to Monday & Sidepodcast

    Hello

  • Bassano28/03/2010 at 23:17

    What a relief it was to return home from work and find the GP results hadn't changed since this morning :)

  • Steven Roy28/03/2010 at 23:18

    What a relief it was to return home from work and find the GP results hadn't changed since this morning :)

    :D

  • guille230628/03/2010 at 23:19

    Hello to Monday & Sidepodcast

    hi bassano

  • Pat W28/03/2010 at 23:20

    Hello to Monday & Sidepodcast

    hi

  • Bassano28/03/2010 at 23:21

    I was thinking, and this may have been discussed earlier, if Lewis hadn't pitted for a second set of fresh slicks, would he have had the pace to catch the Ferraris [not to mention the extra tyre wear]

  • guille230628/03/2010 at 23:24

    I was thinking, and this may have been discussed earlier, if Lewis hadn't pitted for a second set of fresh slicks, would he have had the pace to catch the Ferraris [not to mention the extra tyre wear]

    he were he was before pitting? behind Massa?

  • Bassano28/03/2010 at 23:28

    he were he was before pitting? behind Massa?

    My mistake

    Before he pitted he was in 3rd about 9 secs behind Kubica and came out behind Alonso

  • Bassano28/03/2010 at 23:30

    My mistake

    Before he pitted he was in 3rd about 9 secs behind Kubica and came out behind Alonso

    Playback on the [good] timing app is awesome!

  • guille230628/03/2010 at 23:35

    My mistake

    Before he pitted he was in 3rd about 9 secs behind Kubica and came out behind Alonso

    he'd have had to support massa's pressure for the last third of the race, maybe? kubica could, but I guess he is lighter on the tyres than lewis.

    then again, he wouldn't have had webber ramming onto him... IF, IF, IF ;-)

  • Bassano28/03/2010 at 23:36

    then again, he wouldn't have had webber ramming onto him... IF, IF, IF ;-)

    Indeed

    A podium was certainly conceivable

    McLaren splitting their strategies perhaps

  • Pat W28/03/2010 at 23:37

    Goodnight.

    Parting shot for anyone who tried watching the IRL qualifying the other day and got frustrated with it, as myself and many others did:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siZtC0p71cU

  • Bassano28/03/2010 at 23:37

    G'night Pat

  • Jon Waldock28/03/2010 at 23:38

    Night Pat

  • guille230628/03/2010 at 23:41

    Indeed

    A podium was certainly conceivable

    McLaren splitting their strategies perhaps

    Maybe. I think the idea was right, but having Webber just behind wasn't in the calculus. Not only because he ultimately crashed on Lewis, but also because he had to defend himself and couldn't focus just on overtaking Alonso. Without Webber, I think he could have passed both Ferrari's and Kubica in the 12 laps he was sitting behind them.

  • guille230628/03/2010 at 23:42

    Goodnight.

    Parting shot for anyone who tried watching the IRL qualifying the other day and got frustrated with it, as myself and many others did:

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=siZtC0p71cU

    night pat

  • Steven Roy28/03/2010 at 23:47

    I feel better now that I have had dinner. My bodyclock is screwed.

  • Paul28/03/2010 at 23:50

    I am trying to navigate the bug city. Melboune has trams!

  • Paul28/03/2010 at 23:51

    Or perhaps the big city. there are nit so many bugs

  • Paul28/03/2010 at 23:53

    I don't think Hamilton would have passed all 3 cars and I thought button looked after his tyres brilliantly

  • Bassano28/03/2010 at 23:53

    Or perhaps the big city. there are nit so many bugs

    :D

  • Bassano28/03/2010 at 23:54

    I feel better now that I have had dinner. My bodyclock is screwed.

    I thought I was heading for an early night, having slept about 6 hours in 2 halves. Seems not

  • Paul28/03/2010 at 23:58

    iPhone is so cool. how did people navigate strange places without them?

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 00:01

    I feel better now that I have had dinner. My bodyclock is screwed.

    I thought I was heading for an early night, having slept about 6 hours in 2 halves. Seems not

    I was awake for 28 hours straight as my pre-race sleep didn't happen. I decided a couple of hours sleep before Giggles Radio was a good idea but didn't wake till 8pm.

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 00:01

    I decided a couple of hours sleep before Giggles Radio was a good idea but didn't wake till 8pm.

    I hate it when that happens

  • guille230629/03/2010 at 00:06

    I was awake for 28 hours straight as my pre-race sleep didn't happen. I decided a couple of hours sleep before Giggles Radio was a good idea but didn't wake till 8pm.

    I shifted my day by 5 hours, went to bed 4-5am, got up 12-13.

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 00:11

    I shifted my day by 5 hours, went to bed 4-5am, got up 12-13.

    That seems a lot more sensible

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 00:13

    Best thing about 4 days off is i actually have lots of work to catch up on and day is going quick :D

  • guille230629/03/2010 at 00:14

    That seems a lot more sensible

    it didn't on saturday at 4:30am ;-)

  • guille230629/03/2010 at 00:15

    I finished marking the exams. The exercise I had to check doesn't look very good... :-(

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 00:15

    Sleep pour moi. Night all

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 00:15

    Sleep pour moi. Night all

    Night Jon

  • guille230629/03/2010 at 00:15

    night jon

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 00:17

    I have no idea where to go.

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 00:20

    it didn't on saturday at 4:30am ;-)

    :D

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 00:20

    Sleep pour moi. Night all

    Night

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 00:20

    I have no idea where to go.

    Ask Amy. She must know her way around

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 00:21

    Ask Amy. She must know her way around

    iwill if I get totally lost. Right now I am just crossing the street every time I see a green light.

  • guille230629/03/2010 at 00:27

    I'll go to provide myself some dinner. see you

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 00:29

    I'll go to provide myself some dinner. see you

    Bye

  • me29/03/2010 at 00:36

    i can't sleep (damn timezone changes). just reading grandprixplus and david tremayne says:

    Okay, Lewis ‘hooned’ his Mercedes road car round the outside of Bruno Senna on his way out of the track Friday night, and was a Very Bad Boy.

    doesn't add to much to the story, but it was news to me that senna was around.

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 00:38

    doesn't add to much to the story, but it was news to me that senna was around.

    Me too

    i can't sleep (damn timezone changes)

    The things we do for F1

  • me29/03/2010 at 00:38

    The things we do for F1

    hey chap :)

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 00:39

    hey chap :)

    Hullo there

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 00:39

    doesn't add to much to the story, but it was news to me that senna was around.

    So two of them were playing. Didn't know that either. I saw a comment before saying Lewis had done the same thing at the same place last year and the fans loved it.

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 00:39

    The things we do for F1

    welcme to my world ( for most races)

  • me29/03/2010 at 00:40

    So two of them were playing. Didn't know that either. I saw a comment before saying Lewis had done the same thing at the same place last year and the fans loved it.

    sounds like they went for the most recognisable one.

  • me29/03/2010 at 00:40

    welcme to my world ( for most races)

    :)

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 00:41

    I saw a comment before saying Lewis had done the same thing at the same place last year and the fans loved it.

    Sounds like the cops were just waiting for it to happen

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 00:41

    sounds like they went for the most recognisable one.

    no doubt

  • me29/03/2010 at 00:44

    Sounds like the cops were just waiting for it to happen

    tremayne said he got stopped for speeding at 25mph in a traffic jam there once :)

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 00:45

    Vic police are totally nuts

  • me29/03/2010 at 00:46

    Vic police are totally nuts

    :)

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 00:46

    Mr c, what day do you do the debrief?

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 00:46

    tremayne said he got stopped for speeding at 25mph in a traffic jam there once :)

    That's crazy.

  • me29/03/2010 at 00:47

    Mr c, what day do you do the debrief?

    done sir. recorded and christine will edit after work. what are ya thinking?

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 00:48

    done sir. recorded and christine will edit after work. what are ya thinking?

    just wondering where i will be. Might not have internets

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 00:48

    It's a wonder this didn't turn into a bigger shunt

    http://www.f1minute.com/2010/03/28/trouble-overhead/

  • me29/03/2010 at 00:49

    It's a wonder this didn't turn into a bigger shunt

    http://www.f1m.../28/trouble-overhead/

    alonso was so lucky. especially with so many rookie around.

    dc would have smashed him for certain.

  • me29/03/2010 at 00:50

    just wondering where i will be. Might not have internets

    are you goung to the joe meetup?

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 00:50

    You should have seen when Alonso span around. That was so close

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 00:50

    are you goung to the joe meetup?

    would not miss it.

  • me29/03/2010 at 00:53

    are you goung to the joe meetup?

    would not miss it.

    excellent stuff. will watch for updates :)

    i would guess debrief will be up by 9pm gmt, not presumably you'll be asleep by then :(

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 00:55

    i would guess debrief will be up by 9pm gmt, not presumably you'll be asleep by then :(

    cool I might get it. The hotel Internet is about 10kbs though :-(

  • me29/03/2010 at 00:56

    cool I might get it. The hotel Internet is about 10kbs though :-(

    yikes!

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 01:00

    A spot of telly before somes zeds

    G'night folks

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 01:02

    A spot of telly before somes zeds

    G'night folks

    Good night

  • F1Wolf29/03/2010 at 01:03

    back home and about to head out to office. not the best idea after all night on plane with little sleep, but one has to do what one has to do :-)

  • me29/03/2010 at 01:04

    A spot of telly before somes zeds

    nigght sir.

  • me29/03/2010 at 01:05

    back home and about to head out to office. not the best idea after all night on plane with little sleep, but one has to do what one has to do :-)

    you're mental!

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 01:06

    back home and about to head out to office. not the best idea after all night on plane with little sleep, but one has to do what one has to do :-)

    That sounds like a tough day

  • Jeremy29/03/2010 at 01:06

    I should have a shower and get ready to face the day

  • F1Wolf29/03/2010 at 01:07

    you're mental!

    I tend to agree with that, but my presence in the office is quite necessary today. might delay it a bit though, coffee comes first :-)

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 01:07

    I should have a shower and get ready to face the day

    day is half over. :D

  • me29/03/2010 at 01:07

    james allen is sponsored by FxPro now?

    http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/

    he has more personal sponsorship than the drivers!

  • F1Wolf29/03/2010 at 01:10

    someone mentioned on Twitter that nice storm hit Melbourne this morning. that is probably why the flight out was so bumpy

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 01:15

    Grr why am i at work when catherine tweets her exact location!

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 01:16

    Grr why am i at work when catherine tweets her exact location!

    Still stalking

  • me29/03/2010 at 01:20

    Grr why am i at work when catherine tweets her exact location!

    she's a saints fan? you wanna get hold of ollie.

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 01:39

    You can bet if i wasnt at work i would go there but its not stalking because its practically an invitation!

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 01:44

    I'm standing next to a red bull Audi. I can't seen in!

  • Pamela29/03/2010 at 02:33

    I'm standing next to a red bull Audi. I can't seen in!

    Is it a Q7?

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 02:36

    Is it a Q7?

    it was one of the smaller ones

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 03:18

    Yay I just bought a Jenson Brawn shirt. Lou would be so proud.

  • Pamela29/03/2010 at 03:30

    Yay I just bought a Jenson Brawn shirt. Lou would be so proud.

    Where are you? In CBD?

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 03:35

    Where are you? In CBD?

    yep, but heading back soon

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 03:59

    Yay I just bought a Jenson Brawn shirt. Lou would be so proud.

    On discount, I presume? :) Wore my Jenson shirt yesterday when I went out after the race. He may be in a McLaren now, but I'll always be a Brawn fan and he'll always be part of the Brawn legacy. :)

  • paul29/03/2010 at 04:07

    On discount, I presume? :) Wore my Jenson shirt yesterday when I went out after the race. He may be in a McLaren now, but I'll always be a Brawn fan and he'll always be part of the Brawn legacy. :)

    Yep very cheap compared to the stuff at the track - $20

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 04:12

    Yep very cheap compared to the stuff at the track - $20

    It's surprising how much of the best merch is actually available not at the track, but at the city center... That's where I got my awesome Ferrari F1 team jacket. It was nowhere on the track in Singapore or Sepang.

  • paul29/03/2010 at 04:14

    Ferrari stuff was super expensive on track. I would be looking elsewhere. Even the Kimi stuff was not discounted

  • Pamela29/03/2010 at 04:16

    Ferrari stuff was super expensive on track. I would be looking elsewhere. Even the Kimi stuff was not discounted

    And the Ferrari stuff was not new stuff either.

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 05:24

    And the Ferrari stuff was not new stuff either.

    The new stuff doesn't tend to arrive until midseason, IIRC. Or at the very least until they get back to Spain.

    Were there any Merc DVMB Schumi caps, BTW? Please let me know as if there weren't any, I may buy online ahead of time and just bring it to Shanghai. :)

  • F1Wolf29/03/2010 at 06:14

    Were there any Merc DVMB Schumi caps, BTW? Please let me know as if there weren't any, I may buy online ahead of time and just bring it to Shanghai.

    yes, there were Schumi silver DVMB caps :-) but in general I must say the merchandise this year is very poor when it comes to design. Mercedes stuff is plain bad. The designs are so old fashion. They have Henri Lloyd branded garments but the quality of the embroideries is really poor ... Considering how expensive the F1 merchandise is in general, the teams and even the GP organizers should be able to spend some buck on proper design job

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 06:22

    yes, there were Schumi silver DVMB caps but in general I must say the merchandise this year is very poor when it comes to design. Mercedes stuff is plain bad. The designs are so old fashion. They have Henri Lloyd branded garments but the quality of the embroideries is really poor ... Considering how expensive the F1 merchandise is in general, the teams and even the GP organizers should be able to spend some buck on proper design job

    Hmmm. Interesting, that. The quality of the Ferrari DVMB caps before were good. Will have to see if it's that much worse now with the Merc silver DVMB caps.

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 06:22

    Thanks Wolf! :)

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 06:28

    The mercedes caps were sooo shiny. They made last years mclaren shirts look like they were made from normal fabric.

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 06:35

    The mercedes caps were sooo shiny. They made last years mclaren shirts look like they were made from normal fabric.

    So they were nice, then? :D

  • F1Wolf29/03/2010 at 06:38

    The mercedes caps were sooo shiny. They made last years mclaren shirts look like they were made from normal fabric.

    Mercedes - old fashion, McLaren - nothing new, same stuff as last 3 years, except the have Button on now, Williams - quite boring, Ferrari - nothing creative (but they are probably the only ones who can get away with it because they are Ferrari). Virgin - one T-shirt. Lotus, HRT, Force India - nothing at all. I would say the only decent stuff comes from Red Bull/Toro Rosso ...

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 07:34

    Mercedes - old fashion, McLaren - nothing new, same stuff as last 3 years, except the have Button on now, Williams - quite boring, Ferrari - nothing creative (but they are probably the only ones who can get away with it because they are Ferrari). Virgin - one T-shirt. Lotus, HRT, Force India - nothing at all. I would say the only decent stuff comes from Red Bull/Toro Rosso ...

    I find the design on the Ferrari cap beak a bit weird, but it's OK otherwise.

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 07:50

    Morning.

    Just a thought - if Button and others made a set of softs last nearly a whole race on a green circuit with high abrasion, does that mean that the drivers will be able to push harder knowing the tyres will last?

  • F1Wolf29/03/2010 at 07:56

    Just a thought - if Button and others made a set of softs last nearly a whole race on a green circuit with high abrasion, does that mean that the drivers will be able to push harder knowing the tyres will last?

    well, not everybody is as smooth as Button and not everybody has the luxury to lead the race, control the pace and drive without following another car. look at Hamilton, he complains about teams strategy but he managed to ruin even his second set of tyres ...

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 07:58

    Just a thought - if Button and others made a set of softs last nearly a whole race on a green circuit with high abrasion, does that mean that the drivers will be able to push harder knowing the tyres will last?

    well, not everybody is as smooth as Button and not everybody has the luxury to lead the race, control the pace and drive without following another car. look at Hamilton, he complains about teams strategy but he managed to ruin even his second set of tyres ...

    I have a theory that the two stoppers ruined their tyres once they realised the strategy was not much faster and that they had to push to make up the deficit of the extra pitstop...

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 08:00

    if Button and others made a set of softs last nearly a whole race on a green circuit with high abrasion, does that mean that the drivers will be able to push harder knowing the tyres will last?

    Thing it though, it was quite clear that some drivers had absolutely destroyed their tyres after 30 laps on them, while Button kept on banging in consistent lap times throughout his 51 lap run. It's one of the differences between Jensen and eh.... certain others; however in saying that Jensen also has weaknesses that are seized upon by other drivers

  • F1Wolf29/03/2010 at 08:00

    I have a theory that the two stoppers ruined their tyres once they realised the strategy was not much faster and that they had to push to make up the deficit of the extra pitstop...

    true, but that means the drivers are not able to push harder :-)

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 08:00

    I have a theory that the two stoppers ruined their tyres once they realised the strategy was not much faster and that they had to push to make up the deficit of the extra pitstop...

    I'd buy that

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 08:01

    Oh and good morning by the way

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 08:01

    I have a theory that the two stoppers ruined their tyres once they realised the strategy was not much faster and that they had to push to make up the deficit of the extra pitstop...

    true, but that means the drivers are not able to push harder :-)

    Yes they are, just not too much harder ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 08:03

    In all fairness, Hamilton pushed between 1-2 seconds faster than the Ferrari's in a 15 lap stint - that was always going to tear his tyres up, but that happens sometimes....

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 08:04

    We are at the tall. There's Joe!

  • F1Wolf29/03/2010 at 08:05

    Yes they are, just not too much harder

    or a lot harder but not for too long :-)

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 08:06

    Just a thought - if Button and others made a set of softs last nearly a whole race on a green circuit with high abrasion, does that mean that the drivers will be able to push harder knowing the tyres will last?

    In theory, yes, but that has to be balanced against what Hamilton did with his set of tyres in the same car. We must also remember that Button had the luxury of a sizable gap, so he could afford to run at less than 100% as needed to conserve his tyres.

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 08:07

    Just a thought - if Button and others made a set of softs last nearly a whole race on a green circuit with high abrasion, does that mean that the drivers will be able to push harder knowing the tyres will last?

    In theory, yes, but that has to be balanced against what Hamilton did with his set of tyres in the same car. We must also remember that Button had the luxury of a sizable gap, so he could afford to run at less than 100% as needed to conserve his tyres.

    In other words drive the car properly?

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 08:07

    I have a theory that the two stoppers ruined their tyres once they realised the strategy was not much faster and that they had to push to make up the deficit of the extra pitstop...

    It's definitely possible, but if everyone does what Button did in Australia (i.e. conserving pace to save tyres to the end), then we might just get a replay of Bahrain.

  • F1Wolf29/03/2010 at 08:08

    In all fairness, Hamilton pushed between 1-2 seconds faster than the Ferrari's in a 15 lap stint - that was always going to tear his tyres up, but that happens sometimes....

    Button on the other hand, due thanks to the gamble on tyres that worked out for him, did not have to push that hard for that long ...

    When I see all the papers, news portals praising Button for that tyre call I remember Chinese GP, one of the last ones I went to, (may have been the typhoon weekend one in 2006). Kubica mad similar call, went for slicks way ahead of everybody else. But that gamble did not work, he had to go back for the inters ... Not much separating hero from zero in F`1 ...

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 08:09

    There is a whopping 2 females here. They are named pamela and amy :D

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 08:09

    There is a whopping 2 females here. They are named pamela and amy :D

    Hello Pamela and Amy!

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 08:09

    In other words drive the car properly?

    Hehe. Let's remember, though, that Alonso was on a similar strategy as Button, and it seems he may have ruined his tyres in a way Button did not.

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 08:09

    When I see all the papers, news portals praising Button for that tyre call I remember Chinese GP, one of the last ones I went to, (may have been the typhoon weekend one in 2006). Kubica mad similar call, went for slicks way ahead of everybody else. But that gamble did not work, he had to go back for the inters ... Not much separating hero from zero in F`1 ...

    Agreed. And yup, that was 2006.

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 08:10

    There is a whopping 2 females here. They are named pamela and amy :D

    My favourites :)

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 08:10

    In other words drive the car properly?

    Hehe. Let's remember, though, that Alonso was on a similar strategy as Button, and it seems he may have ruined his tyres in a way Button did not.

    I wonder if that's because he was trying so hard to get around Massa?

    Maybe the aero effect also affects the tyres too?

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 08:10

    There is a whopping 2 females here. They are named pamela and amy :D

    Have you introduced yourself?

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 08:10

    When I see all the papers, news portals praising Button for that tyre call I remember Chinese GP, one of the last ones I went to, (may have been the typhoon weekend one in 2006). Kubica mad similar call, went for slicks way ahead of everybody else. But that gamble did not work, he had to go back for the inters ... Not much separating hero from zero in F`1 ...

    There is actually a theory on PF1, that, while not expressed properly, is worth considering. Some said Button only pitted on that lap because he had already rubbished his inters and had to stop for new tyres anyway, so went for slicks. Any thoughts on that?

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 08:11

    There is a whopping 2 females here. They are named pamela and amy

    Joe has his own secretary. ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 08:12

    There is actually a theory on PF1, that, while not expressed properly, is worth considering. Some said Button only pitted on that lap because he had already rubbished his inters and had to stop for new tyres anyway, so went for slicks. Any thoughts on that?

    Considering the entire field had been within two laps, how out was his call for a tyre change?

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 08:12

    I wonder if that's because he was trying so hard to get around Massa?

    I think so, yes. Which I think kinda contributes to my point that while Button's strategy worked beautifully for him, it may not have gone that way had he been playing catch-up to Vettel instead of easily leading out front.

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 08:12

    There is actually a theory on PF1, that, while not expressed properly, is worth considering. Some said Button only pitted on that lap because he had already rubbished his inters and had to stop for new tyres anyway, so went for slicks. Any thoughts on that?

    Considering the entire field had been within two laps, how out was his call for a tyre change?

    I think he gambled because he thought the track was dry enough.

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 08:13

    Considering the entire field had been within two laps, how out was his call for a tyre change?

    But then you could say that they only reacted to Button's purple S2 and S3 while in last place, which is typical of how most strategists in the paddock act (wait for someone to take the gamble and make it work before doing it yourself).

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 08:14

    Considering the entire field had been within two laps, how out was his call for a tyre change?

    But then you could say that they only reacted to Button's purple S2 and S3 while in last place, which is typical of how most strategists in the paddock act (wait for someone to take the gamble and make it work before doing it yourself).

    Indeed. But someone would have made that call around then, because Hamilton excepted, it is the drivers who decide what tyres they need...

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 08:15

    I think he gambled because he thought the track was dry enough.

    McLaren did say Button made the call to change tyres, so I think that's what happened as well.

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 08:15

    because Hamilton excepted, it is the drivers who decide what tyres they need...

    And therein lies the crux of Hamilton's problem sometimes

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 08:15

    Joe has his red wine. We are the only ones here on laptops and people are looking at us funny.

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 08:16

    Joe has his red wine. We are the only ones here on laptops and people are looking at us funny.

    Many folk there?

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 08:16

    Indeed. But someone would have made that call around then, because Hamilton excepted, it is the drivers who decide what tyres they need...

    Fair point.

    Which makes you wonder about Hamilton leaving everything to the team... This has burned him before, and probably cost him a championship already.

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 08:17

    Many folk there?

    I did a rough count and got 38.

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 08:17

    Joe has his red wine. We are the only ones here on laptops and people are looking at us funny.

    Transcribing already? :D

    I think some of them will remember you once they know who you are, Amy. ;)

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 08:17

    There are people in suits looking very Alex

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 08:19

    I think some of them will remember you once they know who you are, Amy. ;)

    haha we are wondering how many of the people here know about this from sidepodcast

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 08:20

    Allright folks - I'm going back to bed. Must admit, I'm quite sick this morning and am ready to fall over - feeling like a ship of nausea today

    :(

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 08:20

    2 more girls have just shown up but one of them went HELLOOOOO and kissed Joe on the cheek so I think they know him.

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 08:21

    2 more girls have just shown up but one of them went HELLOOOOO and kissed Joe on the cheek so I think they know him.

    Oh you mean at the event? I thought you meant on Sidepodcast this morning :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 08:21

    2 more girls have just shown up but one of them went HELLOOOOO and kissed Joe on the cheek so I think they know him.

    Is this being recorded for a podcast again?

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 08:21

    haha we are wondering how many of the people here know about this from sidepodcast

    VERY good question. :)

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 08:22

    Doesn't look like it. iPhone record? We can try

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 08:37

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/29/australia-causes-chaos-on-christines-rankings/

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 08:42

    ooooh its starting.

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 09:19

    i heart joe

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 09:31

    we got more access than peter windsor :D

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 09:32

    we got more access than peter windsor

    what do you mean? :D do tell more. :)

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 09:33

    what do you mean? :D do tell more. :)

    he didn't get into the paddock once :D

    Joe says he was warned about me this morning ;)

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 09:35

    he didn't get into the paddock once

    and you did?? wait, i thought peter was at the autograph thingy? oh yeah, that's outside the paddock...

    Joe says he was warned about me this morning

    Ahhh! What was he told? :)

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 09:36

    Ahhh! What was he told? :)

    That I'm the one silly enough to type up what he says.

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 09:37

    That I'm the one silly enough to type up what he says.

    Hehehe!

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 09:39

    Hehehe!

    He said you like a drink too. You have a reputation in the paddock missy!

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 09:49

    a few amy-questions, really :D

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 10:01

    he didn't get into the paddock once

    and you did?? wait, i thought peter was at the autograph thingy? oh yeah, that's outside the paddock...

    Good. If Bernie has any sense he shouldn't give him a paddock pass for a while!

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 10:09

    He said you like a drink too. You have a reputation in the paddock missy!

    What?? I don't know why Joe thinks that.

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 10:09

    What?? I don't know why Joe thinks that.

    He said the first time he met you was in a pub.

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 10:11

    He said the first time he met you was in a pub.

    This is true. I was driving though.

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 10:11

    This is true. I was driving though.

    Ahh. He certainly does love you guys :)

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 10:12

    Ahh. He certainly does love you guys :)

    Aww. The feeling is mutual.

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 10:12

    Joe keeps looking at us because we have the only women at our table :D

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 10:13

    Aww. The feeling is mutual.

    We love you too because he said "I can tell you guys things I can't tell the whole room" when he found out we were sidepodpeople :)

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 10:14

    We love you too because he said "I can tell you guys things I can't tell the whole room" when he found out we were sidepodpeople :)

    Oooh, fabulous!

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 10:15

    We feel a special part of a team :-)

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 10:18

    He started to talk about what sport is the most environmentally damaging and someone yelled out 'we've all heard the podcast'

    sidepodfans!

  • James29/03/2010 at 10:29

    has the new doctor who website been mentioned? http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw (5 days to go!! :D)

  • me29/03/2010 at 10:30

    He started to talk about what sport is the most environmentally damaging and someone yelled out 'we've all heard the podcast'

    heheheheh!!

    heheh!

  • me29/03/2010 at 10:31

    Ahhh! What was he told? :)

    That I'm the one silly enough to type up what he says.

    oops

  • me29/03/2010 at 10:35

    He said you like a drink too. You have a reputation in the paddock missy!

    this is totally making my week. everyone that christine has met in f1 thinks she likes a drink!

  • me29/03/2010 at 10:48

    what in the world are teacup pigs?

    http://twitter.com/lisamccormick/status/11237530470

  • me29/03/2010 at 10:50

    Heikki Kovalainen will give up his Lotus T127 to local boy Fairuz Fauzy during the first practice session of the Malaysian Grand Prix, after losing out on a coin toss with Jarno Trulli.

    http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/12849.html

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 10:51

    what in the world are teacup pigs?

    all I knoow about them I learned from How I Met Your Mother.

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 10:51

    Heikki Kovalainen will give up his Lotus T127 to local boy Fairuz Fauzy during the first practice session of the Malaysian Grand Prix, after losing out on a coin toss with Jarno Trulli.

    NNOOOOOOOOOOOO.

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 10:52

    Heikki Kovalainen will give up his Lotus T127 to local boy Fairuz Fauzy during the first practice session of the Malaysian Grand Prix, after losing out on a coin toss with Jarno Trulli.

    although he did say on Thursday that the way the numbers were given to the drivers was with a coin toss, he said "lots of things get chosen with a coin toss"

    Obviously he wasn't kidding.

  • me29/03/2010 at 10:53

    although he did say on Thursday that the way the numbers were given to the drivers was with a coin toss, he said "lots of things get chosen with a coin toss"

    Obviously he wasn't kidding.

    jeez. presumably it's a one-off because it's malasyia.

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 10:53

    jeez. presumably it's a one-off because it's malasyia.

    I'd assume so. I guess I can cope with just 90 minutes. I can't promise I won't be sulking in the comments though.

  • me29/03/2010 at 10:54

    reanult podcast finally added to itunes:

    http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/renault-f1-team/id363488562

  • Alianora La Canta29/03/2010 at 10:55

    if Lewis hadn't pitted for a second set of fresh slicks, would he have had the pace to catch the Ferraris [not to mention the extra tyre wear] {Comment #7}

    The fact that he managed to wear out two sets of dry-weather tyres suggests to me that even if he'd overtaken the Ferraris in the few laps after that pitstop, he'd have lost those places and more because his tyres barely coped with the strategy he used, let alone having one stop less.

    Such is the effect of being stuck in traffic most of the race combined with being a naturally aggressive driver.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 10:58

    Morning guys

    has the new doctor who website been mentioned? http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw (5 days to go!! :D)

    woooooooo!!!

  • me29/03/2010 at 10:58

    amy, have you found lorenzo yet?

    @sidepodcast Evening with Joe in Melbourne going well. About 45 people here...I got my 3 questions in already! Joe in fine form. Lorenzo.

    http://twitter.com/maimone/status/11243198913

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 10:59

    I'd assume so. I guess I can cope with just 90 minutes. I can't promise I won't be sulking in the comments though.

    Heikki will still be at the track though? Without helmet, chatting and smiling ...

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 10:59

    @sidepodcast Evening with Joe in Melbourne going well. About 45 people here...I got my 3 questions in already! Joe in fine form. Lorenzo.

    ooh I wonder who he is.

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 11:00

    Heikki will still be at the track though? Without helmet, chatting and smiling ...

    if only Ant couldn't make it to Bahrain :D

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 11:00

    reanult podcast finally added to itunes:

    ahh good, i was thinking about that last night, i think it involved a conversation in my head of what id say to Mr Lord if he asked me if i listened to the podcast.

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 11:00

    Morning all

  • Lisa29/03/2010 at 11:01

    what in the world are teacup pigs?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-487669/Meet-Tetley-little-piggy-size-cup-tea.html

    There's a whole thing of teacup size animals. Plus the TrueBlood 'teacup human' references!

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 11:01

    ooh I wonder who he is.

    Stand up in the middle of everyone and keep shouting his name until you see someone go really red and annoyed?

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 11:01

    the boys pointed out to me before that since its easter and i have friday and monday off work, technically i could still make it to malaysia. I'd be lying if I wasn't tempted...

  • me29/03/2010 at 11:02

    There's a whole thing of teacup size animals. Plus the TrueBlood 'teacup human' references!

    they're alive? good lord i assumed they were made of china or something!

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 11:03

    oh wow, is Joe's shindig still going on?

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 11:03

    oh wow, is Joe's shindig still going on?

    its only been 3 hours!

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 11:04

    oh wow, is Joe's shindig still going on?

    I heart the word shindig.

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 11:04

    its only been 3 hours!

    awesome

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 11:04

    I heart the word shindig.

    tis the best word ever, since gobaldegoop (may not be able to spell that one though)

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 11:05

    Stand up in the middle of everyone and keep shouting his name until you see someone go really red and annoyed?

    He must know who we are, we are the only table with women, and the only table with laptops.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 11:05

    tis the best word ever, since gobaldegoop (may not be able to spell that one though)

    Gobbledegook! :)

  • me29/03/2010 at 11:05

    ahh good, i was thinking about that last night, i think it involved a conversation in my head of what id say to Mr Lord if he asked me if i listened to the podcast.

    you're dreaming about bpl?

  • Lisa29/03/2010 at 11:05

    they're alive? good lord i assumed they were made of china or something!

    No, they're real. Kittens, ducks, squirrel and bunnies, among others.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/10-animals-in-teacups

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 11:06

    you're dreaming about bpl?

    apparently so. in my defence he is a totally awesome dude

  • me29/03/2010 at 11:08

    No, they're real. Kittens, ducks, squirrel and bunnies, among others.

    i really hope christine is having a busy day!

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 11:08

    No, they're real. Kittens, ducks, squirrel and bunnies, among others.

    LOVE the ducks

  • Lisa29/03/2010 at 11:09

    i really hope christine is having a busy day!

    ooh, I should probably go now, before I get in trouble!

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 11:12

    the host seems to be trying to make joe finish. Not happy!

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 11:14

    Wooo 3 hours in and we are having a break. Joe signed my book. this s great

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 11:14

    Wooo 3 hours in and we are having a break. Joe signed my book. this s great

    3 hours in and now you're having a break?!?

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 11:15

    3 hours in and now you're having a break?!?

    we had one earlier as well.

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 11:16

    we had one earlier as well.

    ah good

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 11:17

    this is totally making my week. everyone that christine has met in f1 thinks she likes a drink!

    Not fair.

  • Alianora La Canta29/03/2010 at 11:17

    Some said Button only pitted on that lap because he had already rubbished his inters and had to stop for new tyres anyway, so went for slicks. {Comment #123}

    That's plausible given that he was working the tyres pretty hard in that initial phase, but the rain was ending anyway so he ended up obliged to use the right strategy. When he posted the fastest middle sector of anyone on his out-lap, everyone else could see the writing on the wall and called their drivers in...

  • me29/03/2010 at 11:19

    ooh, I should probably go now, before I get in trouble!

    it's too late for that ;)

  • Alianora La Canta29/03/2010 at 11:19

    There's a newborn foal at my farm - quite exciting :)

    It was born at 2:30am this morning and pictures of the (currently nameless) filly sitting down and standing up are on drop.io.

  • me29/03/2010 at 11:20

    That's plausible given that he was working the tyres pretty hard in that initial phase, but the rain was ending anyway so he ended up obliged to use the right strategy. When he posted the fastest middle sector of anyone on his out-lap, everyone else could see the writing on the wall and called their drivers in...

    question i haven't seen asked yet. why did jenson destroy his inters so quickly, but lewis didn't? shouldn't it be the other way around?

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 11:21

    question i haven't seen asked yet. why did jenson destroy his inters so quickly, but lewis didn't? shouldn't it be the other way around?

    I haven't seen Lou around, so I'll answer on her behalf - because jenson is a genius. :)

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 11:22

    question i haven't seen asked yet. why did jenson destroy his inters so quickly, but lewis didn't? shouldn't it be the other way around?

    i didnt think he destroyed them, i just thought he couldnt get a balance on them? thats what remember him saying anyway

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 11:22

    I haven't seen Lou around, so I'll answer on her behalf - because jenson is a genius. :)

    does this make Lewis a genius for destoying his tyres in Turkey a few years ago?

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 11:24

    does this make Lewis a genius for destoying his tyres in Turkey a few years ago?

    ah...hm...uh....hmm.

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 11:24

    ah...hm...uh....hmm.

    thought so ;)

  • me29/03/2010 at 11:27

    i didnt think he destroyed them, i just thought he couldnt get a balance on them? thats what remember him saying anyway

    jenson button: "I thought, if I am destroying tyres this quickly it must be dry."

  • Alianora La Canta29/03/2010 at 11:29

    what do you mean? :D do tell more. :)

    he didn't get into the paddock once :D {Comment #150}

    Was Bernie playing one of his little jokes with the paddock passes? Back in 1998, he got the pass security system to deny Eddie Jordan entrance with the message "You're too old for this". Of course, EJ was allowed in once he requested assistance and demonstrated he'd seen the funny side of the message...

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 11:29

    jenson button: "I thought, if I am destroying tyres this quickly it must be dry."

    ah yes, and;

    "I didn't have a balance on the intermediate tyres," added Button. "I had so much oversteer and the rear tyres were destroying themselves after four or five laps."

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 11:30

    Ooooh dear. I just heard what the roads minister of Victoria called Lewis for his driving silliness.

  • me29/03/2010 at 11:30

    ah yes, and;


    "I didn't have a balance on the intermediate tyres," added Button. "I had so much oversteer and the rear tyres were destroying themselves after four or five laps."

    but why not lewis?

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 11:31

    but why not lewis?

    i dunno! very odd

  • me29/03/2010 at 11:31

    Ooooh dear. I just heard what the roads minister of Victoria called Lewis for his driving silliness.

    that's the title of their road safety campaign too. madness.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 11:32

    that's the title of their road safety campaign too. madness.

    There no facepalms in the world that could sum up that

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 11:33

    Ooooh dear. I just heard what the roads minister of Victoria called Lewis for his driving silliness.

    that's the title of their road safety campaign too. madness.

    Their road safety campaigns are very gory!

  • me29/03/2010 at 11:33

    There no facepalms in the world that could sum up that

    especially as it was the police offer who was being one, not lewis.

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 11:34

    There no facepalms in the world that could sum up that

    especially as it was the police offer who was being one, not lewis.

    How so?

    They do this with Rally drivers a lot - they seem to feel that by making an example of these guys that they are contributing to road safety in some way...

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 11:35

    Ooooh dear. I just heard what the roads minister of Victoria called Lewis for his driving silliness.

    that's the title of their road safety campaign too. madness.

    Their road safety campaigns are very gory!

    haha i had no idea what you were talking about, so googled it and am now laughing alot.

  • me29/03/2010 at 11:35

    How so?

    because the guy was clearly capable of handling the vehicle his was in charge of. no-one was in any danger. the man wanted to make a name for himself amongst his peers.

  • Alianora La Canta29/03/2010 at 11:36

    question i haven't seen asked yet. why did jenson destroy his inters so quickly, but lewis didn't? shouldn't it be the other way around? {Comment #213}

    No. On a clear track, you don't have the same extent of unpredictable braking, accelerating and steering - you can do those things (within reason) when you like, which means you can do them gentler. When stuck behind someone else, you're trying to overtake them, which introduces sharp turns and therefore "spiky" lateral G-forces from attempts to pass. You're also trying not to hit the car ahead, so unless the car ahead drives in a completely predictable fashion, you'll be doing at least some sudden braking. If you brake suddenly, you're more likely to be going slower in mid-corner, so you'll want to accelerate harder to compensate and also to keep up with the car ahead.

    The "wake" behind the car generally doesn't help because the car has to do more work to maintain the same speed.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 11:37

    haha i had no idea what you were talking about, so googled it and am now laughing alot.

    I can't imagine how parents are going to have to explain to their kids about that one.

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 11:37

    How so?

    because the guy was clearly capable of handling the vehicle his was in charge of. no-one was in any danger. the man wanted to make a name for himself amongst his peers.

    That's kinda what I was saying below. He'll be congratulated and slapped on the back for doing a good job.

    Meanwhile some dude in the outback will climb into his car after 10 pints of beer, drive into and kill another family and there won't be a copper within 100 miles because they were all issuing speeding tickets...

  • me29/03/2010 at 11:38

    I can't imagine how parents are going to have to explain to their kids about that one.

    i'd like to start my own campaign in the state:

    don't be a traffic cop, get a real job

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 11:39

    I can't imagine how parents are going to have to explain to their kids about that one.

    Joe has made sooo many 'victorian police' digs :D

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 11:39

    don't be a traffic cop, get a real job

    :)

  • me29/03/2010 at 11:40

    That's kinda what I was saying below. He'll be congratulated and slapped on the back for doing a good job.

    having seen lewis driving an f1 car, on a skidpan, in the wet... i would happily stand blindfolded, in a road and have lewis drive donuts around me, lighting up his tyres. he can do it all day.

  • Alianora La Canta29/03/2010 at 11:40

    He started to talk about what sport is the most environmentally damaging and someone yelled out 'we've all heard the podcast' {Comment #166}

    :D

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 11:47

    tis the best word ever, since gobaldegoop (may not be able to spell that one though)

    Gobbledegook!

    Gobbledygook is also accepted. :)

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 11:50

    That's plausible given that he was working the tyres pretty hard in that initial phase, but the rain was ending anyway so he ended up obliged to use the right strategy. When he posted the fastest middle sector of anyone on his out-lap, everyone else could see the writing on the wall and called their drivers in...

    Yup, which was their point - Button lucked on the right strategy. Had he not rubbished his inters, he may not have made his call to go to slicks...

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 11:50

    does this make Lewis a genius for destoying his tyres in Turkey a few years ago?

    if Lewis won with it, he would've. but he didn't. :D

  • lou29/03/2010 at 11:51

    question i haven't seen asked yet. why did jenson destroy his inters so quickly, but lewis didn't? shouldn't it be the other way around?

    No, if you watch Jenson's first few laps they were awful, he dropped several places at the start, narrowly avoided crashing at the first corner and after a bit of a 'scrap' with Lewis he lost another place.. It would have been hard on the tyres and i think i remember reading somewhere that he thought he was just going to continue dropping through the field, if the new tyres hadn't worked he would still have dropped back... nothing to loose. That's what I gathered from his explanation anyway. I think there have been a few cases when he's not coped on inters when others have, but coped perfectly well on drys when others may have struggled to adjust...

    i'm not even sure that answers your question... lol

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 11:51

    question i haven't seen asked yet. why did jenson destroy his inters so quickly, but lewis didn't? shouldn't it be the other way around?

    at a guess, i would say that jenson wasn't generating enough heat on the inters to make it work, and it caused chunking on the tyre, whereas lewis was able to do so. i'm not 100% convinced by my own guess, though.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 11:52

    if Lewis won with it, he would've. but he didn't. :D

    That is definitely what I meant when I was uming and ahing!

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 11:53

    haha i had no idea what you were talking about, so googled it and am now laughing alot.

    me too. HAHA!

  • lou29/03/2010 at 11:53

    I haven't seen Lou around, so I'll answer on her behalf - because jenson is a genius. :)

    at that point he was a subconciously being a genius.. ;) if his tyres would have been fine maybe he would't have been looking for that point where he could have changed so much.... either that or it could be argued he saw the similarities between his Hungarian win, and figured that he could easily gain some places that way...

    either way... he = genius ;)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 11:54

    anyway.. hi :)

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 11:54

    because the guy was clearly capable of handling the vehicle his was in charge of. no-one was in any danger. the man wanted to make a name for himself amongst his peers.

    perhaps the police wanted to avoid a case where people think they can handle a car because they wanna be like lewis hamilton? so they go all "no one is above the law" on Lewis?

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 11:54

    Hey Lou.

    Is this how Red Bull are adjusting their ride height? http://www.formula1journal.com/2010/03/f1-ride-height-adjustment-red-bull-by-flood1.html

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 11:56

    anyway.. hi :)

    hello :P

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 11:56

    right - caught up with comments. :)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 12:06

    Yay I just bought a Jenson Brawn shirt. Lou would be so proud.

    yay!!! :D

  • lou29/03/2010 at 12:11

    what in the world are teacup pigs?

    http://f00.inventorspot.com/images/teacup-pigs.jpg

    they... erm... are kinda cute?

  • lou29/03/2010 at 12:14

    No, they're real. Kittens, ducks, squirrel and bunnies, among others.

    LOVE the ducks

    Where's Alison... i'm sure she could have two teacup ducklings in her house ;)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 12:15

    hehehe reading the Joe comments it sounds like it's great fun again :)

  • Lisa29/03/2010 at 12:16

    Where's Alison... i'm sure she could have two teacup ducklings in her house ;)

    I did think that when I posted it......

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 12:16

    Yay I just bought a Jenson Brawn shirt. Lou would be so proud.

    Has he changed his surname now ;)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 12:17

    Has he changed his surname now ;)

    hehehehe

  • lou29/03/2010 at 12:17

    I did think that when I posted it......

    we'll have to point it out to her when she's next around :)

  • Lisa29/03/2010 at 12:21

    we'll have to point it out to her when she's next around :)

    I think Mr C wants to hide it from Christine though ;)

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 12:22

    Although I'm in uni, I can't find my dissertation tutor so I emailed her a question. she's just replied with excellent advice when I asked what to do regarding self taken photos with referencing. My question was...

    "what would you suggest I do regarding the photos I've taken to use as references or appendices within my dissertation?"

    her reply?

    "If they are photos as in images, yes"

    ....what?!

  • lou29/03/2010 at 12:29

    I think Mr C wants to hide it from Christine though ;)

    oh... well... christine may be editing next time Alison is around, i'm sure she wont notice unless there is a teacup panda ;)

  • me29/03/2010 at 12:32

    oh... well... christine may be editing next time Alison is around, i'm sure she wont notice unless there is a teacup panda ;)

    having given it some serious consideration: https://twitter.com/sidepodcast/status/11246516206

  • lou29/03/2010 at 12:33

    having given it some serious consideration: https://twitte...st/status/11246516206

    :D hehehe well.. surely she could keep them in a teacup ;) it's much harder to loose a teacup :P

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 12:36

    I can imagine jake and Karun doing a Bart Simpson and constantly asking 'Are we there yet?'

    http://twitter.com/karunchandhok/statuses/11246552762

  • me29/03/2010 at 12:37

    :D hehehe well.. surely she could keep them in a teacup ;) it's much harder to loose a teacup :P

    how about we meet halfway, and we just get christine a teacup?

  • lou29/03/2010 at 12:38

    how about we meet halfway, and we just get christine a teacup?

    i didn't think she liked tea?

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 12:39

    i didn't think she liked tea?

    could always put orange juice in there

  • me29/03/2010 at 12:39

    i didn't think she liked tea?

    i was thinking she could just look after the cup?

  • me29/03/2010 at 12:39

    could always put orange juice in there

    :)

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 12:40

    i didn't think she liked tea?

    *falls over*

    I refuse to believe it is possible to not like tea.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 12:40

    right - caught up with comments. :)

    so have I now.. I think.. :)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 12:41

    i was thinking she could just look after the cup?

    that wouldn't be much fun though? lol she could end up like lady gaga... obsessing over a teacup...

  • me29/03/2010 at 12:41

    *falls over*

    I refuse to believe it is possible to not like tea.

    she made some yesterday. although sadly with one sugar. tea should never include sugar.

  • Lisa29/03/2010 at 12:41

    a possible compromise?

    http://www.zazzle.co.uk/kawaii_panda_in_a_teacup_postcard-239616424344983414

    or

    http://www.galleriapangea.com/bamboo_covered_porcelain_tea_cup_cup_of_tranquility/product_details.html

  • lou29/03/2010 at 12:41

    she made some yesterday. although sadly with one sugar. tea should never include sugar.

    agreed :)

  • Lisa29/03/2010 at 12:42

    although sadly with one sugar. tea should never include sugar.

    This is true.

  • me29/03/2010 at 12:42

    http://www.gal.../product_details.html

    the tea of tranquility is awesome!

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 12:43

    she made some yesterday. although sadly with one sugar. tea should never include sugar.

    Absolutely. You might as well just eat a lump of sugar. But then you'd have no tea.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 12:43

    http://www.gal.../product_details.html

    the tea of tranquility is awesome!

    Make a note. Birthday present.

    #Confidential

  • Lisa29/03/2010 at 12:45

    There is also a panda kettle, which is sooo cute, I think I may need one.

    http://www.wishingfish.com/210617c.html

  • lou29/03/2010 at 12:46
  • Paul29/03/2010 at 12:50

    We kept Joe taping to 11:50 :D

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 12:50

    Talking that is

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 12:50

    I waited for everyone to leave and then i asked about catherine haha

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 12:51

    Booo the guy who told us to go

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 12:52

    We kept Joe taping to 11:50 :D

    Sounds like another great evening :)

    Shame the turnout was a bit low if there were only about 40

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 12:53

    Was the perfect number though, lots of chances to talk

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 12:58

    We are doing a lap of albert park now

  • lou29/03/2010 at 12:59

    We are doing a lap of albert park now

    isn't it really dark?

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 13:00

    Yeah its dark but its still exciting!

  • lou29/03/2010 at 13:01

    Yeah its dark but its still exciting!

    :D awesome, have they not started converting it back to roads yet then?

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 13:02

    :D awesome, have they not started converting it back to roads yet then?

    It's really odd looking on google street view of albert park and seeing how different everything looks when it's not a race weekend

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 13:05

    Looking at the article alan baldwin tweeted, it seems Mark Webber decided to have a good sweary moment as well as the australian minister.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 13:05

    It's really odd looking on google street view of albert park and seeing how different everything looks when it's not a race weekend

    same with Valencia. When we arrived at like 10am most of the track was still.. erm the track. However when we left around 11pm most of the main roads weren't the track anymore :(

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 13:06

    All they have really done is put all the green posts back up. There are some guys painting lines on the road now, at midnight.

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 13:07

    Now we are heading to lygon st to see if anything is open

  • lou29/03/2010 at 13:07

    All they have really done is put all the green posts back up. There are some guys painting lines on the road now, at midnight.

    wow.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 13:10

    Now we are heading to lygon st to see if anything is open

    cool! i don't know what significance lygon street has though...

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 13:11

    Now we are heading to lygon st to see if anything is open

    Is that where neighbours lives?

    *no idea*

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 13:12

    There is a Ferrari cafe apparently

  • lou29/03/2010 at 13:12

    Is that where neighbours lives?

    don't.. think so... not that i watch neighbours.... *ehem*...

  • lou29/03/2010 at 13:13

    There is a Ferrari cafe apparently

    ahhh!

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 13:13

    There is a Ferrari cafe apparently

    Oh thats much better than Neighbours

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 13:13

    Thats the italian quarter with the ferrari cafe. And in case you are wondering joe said catherine is a really lovely girl.

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 13:14

    Lou! I bought a Jenson Brawn shirt :D

  • lou29/03/2010 at 13:14

    Thats the italian quarter with the ferrari cafe. And in case you are wondering joe said catherine is a really lovely girl.

    :D what was his reaction when you asked him?

  • lou29/03/2010 at 13:15

    Lou! I bought a Jenson Brawn shirt :D

    i saw!!! am very proud :) they're still selling Brawn stuff then? i will forever be envious that Amy has seen him win twice and i haven't even seen him race...

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 13:16

    He didnt look concerned but someone had asked who the best wag was previously so the topic had already come up.

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 13:16

    i saw!!! am very proud :) they're still selling Brawn stuff then? i will forever be envious that Amy has seen him win twice and i haven't even seen him race...

    I was quite surprised. A Jordan hat caught me eye

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 13:16

    Woo, time to head home I think. Good thing about easter is that there's noone in, so it's so quiet and super easy to concentrate. Lots of work done today :)

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 13:18

    He didnt look concerned but someone had asked who the best wag was previously so the topic had already come up.

    What did Joe reply? :)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 13:24

    He didnt look concerned but someone had asked who the best wag was previously so the topic had already come up.

    :) ahh so not an entirely creepy question then :P

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 13:30

    Joe says best wag is ann neal

  • lou29/03/2010 at 13:38

    Joe says best wag is ann neal

    webber's partner?

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 13:44

    Afternoon everyone,

    Pulled myself out of bed for the IRL race - hope everyone is good?

  • Neil Denham29/03/2010 at 13:46

    Afternoon everyone,

    Pulled myself out of bed for the IRL race - hope everyone is good?

    Morning! Just logging in for the very same reason! Is there any reliable webfeeds of it, the indycar.com stream is a bit rubbish!

  • jpancoast29/03/2010 at 13:46

    Afternoon everyone,

    Pulled myself out of bed for the IRL race - hope everyone is good?

    Is that on now?

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 13:47

    Try Channel Surfing.net - it tends to be a little more stable sometimes

  • jpancoast29/03/2010 at 13:47

    Is that on now?

    oohh... 12 minutes. Should set the Tivo to record it.

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 13:48

    Green flag at 3pm - the grass infield is still waterlogged and will start as a wet race, but it's not raining right now

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 13:49

    she made some yesterday. although sadly with one sugar. tea should never include sugar.

    You're welcome.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 13:51

    You're welcome.

    you made it for him? aww he didn't mention that!

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 13:53

    she made some yesterday. although sadly with one sugar. tea should never include sugar.

    You're also supposed to take the plastic off a pizza before you cook it, but hey, who's counting? ;)

  • me29/03/2010 at 13:59

    You're also supposed to take the plastic off a pizza before you cook it, but hey, who's counting? ;)

    fair point :)

  • me29/03/2010 at 13:59

    she made some yesterday. although sadly with one sugar. tea should never include sugar.

    You're welcome.

    hehehe. apologies for judging you.

  • paul29/03/2010 at 14:00

    It's all over, I'm back in the hotel :-(

  • Alianora La Canta29/03/2010 at 14:01

    I've done an engine update after Australia. I'm surprised Ferrari are already on their third engine apiece.

  • paul29/03/2010 at 14:02

    Amy almost had us driving to the airport for a flight to Malaysia. Jeremy was a little worried

  • me29/03/2010 at 14:02

    Amy almost had us driving to the airport for a flight to Malaysia. Jeremy was a little worried

    we neeeed you to go there

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 14:02

    I've done an engine update after Australia. I'm surprised Ferrari are already on their third engine apiece.

    How are you checking this BTW - is it in the FIA docs (steward's reports)?

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 14:03

    we neeeed you to go there

    Sidepodwhipround?

  • Alianora La Canta29/03/2010 at 14:04

    How are you checking this BTW - is it in the FIA docs (steward's reports)? {Comment #332}

    It is. Though I will warn you the latest one has at least two dates wrong, unless they've suddenly started issuing official documents out of number sequence.

  • me29/03/2010 at 14:04

    Sidepodwhipround?

    i'm surprised amy didn't decide on the result of a coin toss :(

  • paul29/03/2010 at 14:04

    we neeeed you to go there

    Dont encourage her. Amy doesn't joke about these things

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 14:06

    So seriously thinking about it haha

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 14:09

    Ooh: http://twitter.com/alexjsnell/status/11247215302

  • me29/03/2010 at 14:09

    Ooh: http://twitter...ll/status/11247215302

    me likes f1 drivers in economy.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 14:10

    So seriously thinking about it haha

    doooo ittt..... :)

  • paul29/03/2010 at 14:10

    i'm surprised amy didn't decide on the result of a coin toss :(

    Coin toss? The only reason not to was because all the drivers have already gone

  • lou29/03/2010 at 14:11

    me likes f1 drivers in economy.

    hehehe i read something last year where someone saw JB and his friends near them on a plan.. JB had homemade sandwiches and everything :)

  • RubberGoat29/03/2010 at 14:12

    me likes f1 drivers in economy.

    hehehe i read something last year where someone saw JB and his friends near them on a plan.. JB had homemade sandwiches and everything :)

    Webber flies EasyJet - he wrote a BBC column about it last year...

  • paul29/03/2010 at 14:13

    Oh, and if anyone has not been to a Joe talk, GO. He really warms up to it. Keep the red wine going. I think he would still be talking if the guy running the place would let him

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 14:15

    OK - indycar.com are officially taking the ****

  • me29/03/2010 at 14:15

    OK - indycar.com are officially taking the ****

    wassup?

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 14:16

    It's lasting about one minute and dieing - this not help my sickness

    :(

  • Neil Denham29/03/2010 at 14:17

    It's lasting about one minute and dieing - this not help my sickness

    :(

    I have gone for this feed http://www.justin.tv/adipocere#r=6i1Z29g~ everyone is watching it at work I guess!!

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 14:18

    OK - indycar.com are officially taking the ****

    Someone tweeted this last night and I posted it as a comment before I went to bed but it was late... :)

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=siZtC0p71cU

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 14:18

    I have gone for this feed http://www.jus.../adipocere#r=6i1Z29g~ everyone is watching it at work I guess!!

    thank you very much

  • Neil Denham29/03/2010 at 14:20

    I had a perfectly timed day off, so can watch it!

    Sidepodcast has got me addicted to IRL and ALMS, ironic for an F1 site to have the effect!

  • me29/03/2010 at 14:21

    Sidepodcast has got me addicted to IRL and ALMS, ironic for an F1 site to have the effect!

    that wasn't the plan at all.

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 14:22

    Is there an easy way to suss out my IP address? (Yes, I am a novice)

  • Neil Denham29/03/2010 at 14:22

    that wasn't the plan at all.

    No, but it's an interesting side effect!

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 14:22

    KATHIIIII!

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 14:22

    KATHIIIII!

    yes?

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 14:22

    yes?

    do we still have room for one more in the luxurious motorhome?

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 14:24

    do we still have room for one more in the luxurious motorhome?

    We are 4 at the moment + possibly Lou and Pat, who haven't told me yet for certain.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 14:24

    yes?

    do we still have room for one more in the luxurious motorhome?

    nuts, I forgot to send a wiki message

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 14:24

    IRL:

    Oh Milka, Milka, Milka - who gave you a race licence?

  • lou29/03/2010 at 14:25

    We are 4 at the moment + possibly Lou and Pat, who haven't told me yet for certain.

    i'm waiting on what Lukeh's doing.. LUKEH!!!!!

  • Neil Denham29/03/2010 at 14:26

    Are smoky fireworks really a good idea at the start of a race? #irl

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 14:26

    So if Lukeh is coming and Bassano too (he doesn't know that yet but he will), we can rent a tent too, I think. Then whoever Amy wants to come can have my space because I prefer the tent anyway. All sorted :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 14:28

    Are smoky fireworks really a good idea at the start of a race? #irl

    Always

    ...and a yellow flag on lap 1

  • Neil Denham29/03/2010 at 14:29

    Always

    ...and a yellow flag on lap 1

    That was always going to happen, I am suprised there was not damp slidy chaos!

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 14:33

    We are 4 at the moment + possibly Lou and Pat, who haven't told me yet for certain.

    Pamela wants to come tooooo. Super lurker!

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 14:33

    Pamela wants to come tooooo. Super lurker!

    Yay!

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 14:33

    Wow - Andretti is confident

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 14:34

    Yay!

    she was going to be in europe at the time anyway but was scheduled to leave one week before spa. we have talked her into realising that is a silly idea!

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 14:36

    Yay!

    she was going to be in europe at the time anyway but was scheduled to leave one week before spa. we have talked her into realising that is a silly idea!

    Wow, that's great :) The more the merrier.

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 14:37

    Wow, that's great :) The more the merrier.

    I am loading up a page to find out the cost of flights to KL this weekend. Why did no one tell meit was easter sooner?

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 14:37

    Pamela wants to come tooooo. Super lurker!

    :D Tell her she has a bed ( there is still the possibility that my sister will come with our little tent so I can definitely find something else in case the big one doesn't work out)

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 14:38

    I wonder are the Toyota recall adverts deliberately placed in breaks for a series powered by Honda....

    ;)

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 14:38

    :D Tell her she has a bed ( there is still the possibility that my sister will come with our little tent so I can definitely find something else in case the big one doesn't work out)

    woooo now to find bassano and ask about tickets. :D

  • lou29/03/2010 at 14:39

    Pamela wants to come tooooo. Super lurker!

    yay!!! she has to come!

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 14:40

    yay!!! she has to come!

    i said to her that you would like it because she is an extra person to go driver stalking with :D

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 14:41

    Eric (from Renault) says his job is "Super Co-ordinator"

    Now i imagine him wearing a cape

  • Neil Denham29/03/2010 at 14:41

    I wonder are the Toyota recall adverts deliberately placed in breaks for a series powered by Honda....

    ;)

    "If you or a loved one have been injured or killed..." Wow, they are advertising to the dead!

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 14:42

    nuts, I forgot to send a wiki message

    I forgot to say, you can also tell me via skype if that's easier

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 14:43

    From Indy

    @IndyCarNation

    #18 Duno has retired from the event with handling issues.

    Yes, "handling issues"

  • lou29/03/2010 at 14:44

    woooo now to find bassano and ask about tickets. :D

    oooo i forgot to ask were you and bassano are sitting? could you DM me or something so i can sit people i know? lol

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 14:45

    oooo i forgot to ask were you and bassano are sitting? could you DM me or something so i can sit people i know? lol

    should be on the wiki what stand it is, its gold something, if youwant to book to sit with us you'll need our booking number, mr bassano has that :D

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 14:46

    Hullo again

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 14:46

    ESPN2 advertising pep-pills

    Brilliant!!

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 14:48

    I forgot to say, you can also tell me via skype if that's easier

    Okay. I've just been a bit busy in the last few days. Will send something later.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 14:48

    Yes, "handling issues"

    and as we learned from Marty Roth's days, that's code for "Mr Barnhart has parked me"

  • lou29/03/2010 at 14:49

    i said to her that you would like it because she is an extra person to go driver stalking with :D

    yes!!!! hehehe it's gonna be awesome! am seriously considering designing our own flag..not sure what would be on it though?..

  • lou29/03/2010 at 14:50

    should be on the wiki what stand it is, its gold something, if youwant to book to sit with us you'll need our booking number, mr bassano has that :D

    ahh okay.. *dms bassano*

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 14:50

    and as we learned from Marty Roth's days, that's code for "Mr Barnhart has parked me"

    Aaahh Marty Roth... what a driver he was. Jean Denis-Deletraz anyone?

    :o

  • lou29/03/2010 at 14:51

    Hullo again

    hello

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 14:53

    Coin toss? The only reason not to was because all the drivers have already gone

    seriously, one of the appeals of going to malaysia is possibly being on a plane with f1 people for 8 hours.

    Turns out the other reason not to go is last minute tickets are $1000.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 14:54

    AMY!!!! since you're liking the idea of going to Grand Prix...

    @Chris_Buncombe

    We have a few weekend places left on the Halcyon/Jenson Button Charitable Trust Yacht for the Monaco Grand Prix. Message me for info!

    I can't go (dad would kill me)... you should totally go though! ;)

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 14:55

    I can't go (dad would kill me)... you should totally go though! ;)

    I'm not married yet!

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 14:56

    yes!!!! hehehe it's gonna be awesome! am seriously considering designing our own flag..not sure what would be on it though?..

    A cartoon panda?

  • Neil Denham29/03/2010 at 14:56

    Ah Sato, Sato, Sato! #irl

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 14:56

    Aaaaannnd Sato has crashed

  • Pamela29/03/2010 at 14:57

    Hi all, as long as I'm not stepping on any toes, I would love to join you all at Spa. Like Amy said I will be in Europe for 2 months and I can shift my dates slightly.

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 14:57

    Hi all, as long as I'm not stepping on any toes, I would love to join you all at Spa. Like Amy said I will be in Europe for 2 months and I can shift my dates slightly.

    WOOOOO

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 14:57

    oooo i forgot to ask were you and bassano are sitting? could you DM me or something so i can sit people i know? lol

    Here I believe: http://i28.tinypic.com/4ru69c.jpg

    Which is fantastic if sunny, perhaps not so much if it rains. But it won't rain.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 14:57

    I'm not married yet!

    but... but.... if i can't go you need to go for me!!! maybe you might find a nice rich man there!!! he can take you to more GPs...

    If not maybe Mr and Mrs C could go? ;)

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 14:58

    Hi all, as long as I'm not stepping on any toes, I would love to join you all at Spa. Like Amy said I will be in Europe for 2 months and I can shift my dates slightly.

    Awesome, the more the merrier :) I'm gonna sort out my tickets next week (not sure how though..?) but I have no idea regarding getting there and accomodation....

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 14:58

    Hi all, as long as I'm not stepping on any toes

    You're definitely not. Looking forward to meeting you :)

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 14:58

    If not maybe Mr and Mrs C could go? ;)

    Go where?

  • lou29/03/2010 at 14:59

    Hi all, as long as I'm not stepping on any toes, I would love to join you all at Spa. Like Amy said I will be in Europe for 2 months and I can shift my dates slightly.

    yes!! you're not stepping on any toes at all!! it's gonna be awesome and the more the merrier! (although if you may need to stay away from Bassano if you don't want to get anything more than merry ;) )

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:00

    Go where?

    to monaco! they have a few spaces left on JB's boat :P

  • Pamela29/03/2010 at 15:00

    Awesome, the more the merrier I'm gonna sort out my tickets next week (not sure how though..?) but I have no idea regarding getting there and accomodation....

    I will talk to Amy about sorting out my tix in the next week or two too. What dates are people going?

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 15:00

    I can't go (dad would kill me)... you should totally go though! ;)

    But if she is doing something involving a yacht wouldn't she go on Kimi's?

  • Pamela29/03/2010 at 15:00

    You're definitely not. Looking forward to meeting you

    Aww, thanks! :)

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 15:01

    to monaco! they have a few spaces left on JB's boat :P

    Oh. I don't think Mr C is particularly fond of boats.

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 15:01

    But if she is doing something involving a yacht wouldn't she go on Kimi's?

    i would call his more of a boat than a yacht ;)

    afternoon all

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:01

    Awesome, the more the merrier :) I'm gonna sort out my tickets next week (not sure how though..?) but I have no idea regarding getting there and accomodation....

    read below vv are you gonna stay with us in the luxurious mobile home? or would you prefer to stay in a hotel?...

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 15:01

    Awesome, the more the merrier :) I'm gonna sort out my tickets next week (not sure how though..?) but I have no idea regarding getting there and accomodation....

    Getting there is the easy bit. At least it is for the UK contingent. :)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:01

    Oh. I don't think Mr C is particularly fond of boats.

    that's okay... you can leave him on the shore to take pics... ;)

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 15:01

    Oh. I don't think Mr C is particularly fond of boats.

    but.but.but.

    you got married on a boat?!

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 15:01

    But if she is doing something involving a yacht wouldn't she go on Kimi's?

    bingo.

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 15:02

    you got married on a boat?!

    The boat part was freakishly awful.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 15:02

    read below vv are you gonna stay with us in the luxurious mobile home? or would you prefer to stay in a hotel?...

    Ooh, I'd easily prefer mobile home...

    *reads below*

  • Neil Denham29/03/2010 at 15:02

    All this planning is making me jealous!

  • Pamela29/03/2010 at 15:02

    Ooh, I'd easily prefer mobile home...

    Same. Would we need another mobile home?

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 15:03

    Ooops, that was nearly embarrassing. The field going around just about got boxed in by the circuit clearance truck

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 15:03

    The boat part was freakishly awful.

    ah.

    bad times

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 15:03

    Ooh, I'd easily prefer mobile home...

    How about an almost equally luxurious big tent?

  • Neil Denham29/03/2010 at 15:03

    Ooops, that was nearly embarrassing. The field going around just about got boxed in by the circuit clearance truck

    It was going faster than Danica though...

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 15:04

    How about an almost equally luxurious big tent?

    Whatever for me ;) would rather that than a hotel on my own.

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 15:05

    How about an almost equally luxurious big tent?

    as long as I'm not in a tent I'm OK.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 15:05

    Whatever for me ;) would rather that than a hotel on my own.

    I'd think with a hotel option, twin or triple rooms would be available, if they aren't sold already

  • Pamela29/03/2010 at 15:05

    Whatever for me would rather that than a hotel on my own.

    Agree. The fun is in the group madness!

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:05

    as long as I'm not in a tent I'm OK.

    ehehe same!

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 15:06

    It was going faster than Danica though...

    Gimme a sec - I'm going to dig out my snare drum for a quick roll

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 15:06

    Whatever for me ;) would rather that than a hotel on my own.

    Those tents have 3 cabins. one with a double bed, one with two singles and one with a single. So I'm sure we can find an arrangement that would suit everyone. Lou what do you prefer?

  • Pamela29/03/2010 at 15:06

    as long as I'm not in a tent I'm OK.

    Yes, I'm afraid I don't do tents either :(

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 15:08

    Lou what do you prefer?

    ehehe same!

    Ah Ok, so it looks like a second luxurious mobile home

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:08

    Those tents have 3 cabins. one with a double bed, one with two singles and one with a single. So I'm sure we can find an arrangement that would suit everyone. Lou what do you prefer?

    i'm not good with sleeping in a tent.... so... mobile home please?

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:09

    Ah Ok, so it looks like a second luxurious mobile home

    i don't wanna cause trouble though?..

  • Pamela29/03/2010 at 15:10

    i don't wanna cause trouble though?..

    Same.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:10

    Whatever for me ;) would rather that than a hotel on my own.

    we shall have a Spa related convo tomorrow as i am running very low on minutes on my phone.. :)

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 15:11

    we shall have a Spa related convo tomorrow as i am running very low on minutes on my phone.. :)

    ooh, good idea.

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 15:12

    IRL:

    While not up to Melbourne standards, this is still a pretty good race

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 15:12

    i'm not good with sleeping in a tent.... so... mobile home please?

    I'll go anywhere vaguely comfy.

    I'm not worried about travel to/from Belgium, but are there bus transfers from the mobile home to the circuit?

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 15:13

    I'll go anywhere vaguely comfy.

    I'm not worried about travel to/from Belgium, but are there bus transfers from the mobile home to the circuit?

    there are on saturday and sunday.

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 15:13

    i don't wanna cause trouble though?..

    You're not :) but maybe someone else has to organise the bookings for that then because I'm not sure how much I can access the INternet in the 3 months before Spa and that makes it a bit difficult to find people and get their details.

  • Neil Denham29/03/2010 at 15:14

    IRL:

    While not up to Melbourne standards, this is still a pretty good race

    Not half bad!

  • Pamela29/03/2010 at 15:15

    You're not but maybe someone else has to organise the bookings for that then because I'm not sure how much I can access the INternet in the 3 months before Spa and that makes it a bit difficult to find people and get their details.

    I'm happy to help organise if needed.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 15:15

    there are on saturday and sunday.

    Righto. We'll have to figure something out for Friday at a later date, I was hoping to explore the track (I'm a track wanderer)

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 15:17

    I'm happy to help organise if needed.

    I guess it would make more sense for one of the people that will stay in the other one to do that. But if you could send me your full name and birthday and if you need sheets when you know for sure if you'll come, that would be great. Amy has my e-mail address.

  • Pamela29/03/2010 at 15:19

    I guess it would make more sense for one of the people that will stay in the other one to do that. But if you could send me your full name and birthday and if you need sheets when you know for sure if you'll come, that would be great. Amy has my e-mail address.

    Okay, cool. I will talk to Amy tmrw and get your details, and email you. Thanks!

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 15:19

    The Renault F1 podcast is really good, but Petrov needs to work on speaking slower and being understood. Bless him

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:20

    I guess it would make more sense for one of the people that will stay in the other one to do that. But if you could send me your full name and birthday and if you need sheets when you know for sure if you'll come, that would be great. Amy has my e-mail address.

    are we gonna need a wiki page on who's in which mobile home? cause atm i've no idea :)

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 15:20

    right, I'd best get to bed for my 4 hours sleep. Night all!

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:20

    right, I'd best get to bed for my 4 hours sleep. Night all!

    wow, night Amy!

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 15:21

    right, I'd best get to bed for my 4 hours sleep. Night all!

    Night amy :)

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 15:21

    are we gonna need a wiki page on who's in which mobile home? cause atm i've no idea :)

    Sorry I probably managed to confuse everybody.

    I have to leave now, but I can do a wiki page tomorrow.

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 15:21

    right, I'd best get to bed for my 4 hours sleep. Night all!

    night!

  • Pamela29/03/2010 at 15:21

    right, I'd best get to bed for my 4 hours sleep. Night all!

    Same here. Thanks guys! I am so excited about Spa!

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 15:22

    Same here. Thanks guys! I am so excited about Spa!

    woop woop. byee

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:23

    Sorry I probably managed to confuse everybody.

    I have to leave now, but I can do a wiki page tomorrow.

    that would be great :) thanks for being so helpful Kathi!! :) it's also a way of keeping track of everything, so people don't necessarily need to read through the comments?.. i'll happily make a page and things.. i'm just not sure whos staying and where they are staying...

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 15:24

    are we gonna need a wiki page on who's in which mobile home? cause atm i've no idea :)

    Do we need to know that yet?

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 15:24

    right, I'd best get to bed for my 4 hours sleep. Night all!

    insane1

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 15:25

    Oh Ohhh

    safety car again

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:25

    Do we need to know that yet?

    probably not. this is why i'm rubbish at organizing things.. i was just thinking if people need to book another mobile home it's good to know who it's for if Kathi can't do it?

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 15:25

    i'll happily make a page and things.. i'm just not sure whos staying and where they are staying...

    If you could make an empty page that would be great because I don't know how or where to put it. I will fill it out when I am back

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:25

    Hello, folks.

    Oh Ohhh

    safety car again

    Dan Wheldon used to be so good. What happened to him?

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:26

    Dan Wheldon used to be so good. What happened to him?

    Although in that case, it must be mechanical.

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 15:26

    Oh Ohhh

    safety car again

    Wowwwww... crunch. Absolutely no breaks - scary

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 15:27

    Or a rear end/suspension failure

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 15:27

    probably not. this is why i'm rubbish at organizing things.. i was just thinking if people need to book another mobile home it's good to know who it's for if Kathi can't do it?

    I just thought if the number of beds matched the number of people then that's okay :)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:29

    I just thought if the number of beds matched the number of people then that's okay :)

    that's probably the most simple...so what we need to figure out is getting another mobile home.. and then as long as each person pays their share it's fine? (i'm such a control freak it's best i don't get into positions of control... just ask Lukeh...)

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:30

    Or a rear end/suspension failure

    Right rear suspension failure on braking.

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 15:31

    Right rear suspension failure on braking.

    First hit was nasty, but his smash into the wall was also quite scary

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 15:33

    that's probably the most simple...so what we need to figure out is getting another mobile home.. and then as long as each person pays their share it's fine? (i'm such a control freak it's best i don't get into positions of control... just ask Lukeh...)

    I guess I was just thinking that if the people who wanted to be together sorted themselves out, the rest of us can work it out practically on the day...

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 15:33

    First hit was nasty, but his smash into the wall was also quite scary

    Wow, the veins on Wheldon's head are massive

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:34

    Just a bit odd for Dan to talk about American troops, considering he isn't American. But there ya go.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 15:34

    I guess I was just thinking that if the people who wanted to be together sorted themselves out, the rest of us can work it out practically on the day...

    But yeah I feel more secure knowing the two most important items are booked. Ticket and bed. :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 15:35

    Just a bit odd for Dan to talk about American troops, considering he isn't American. But there ya go.

    Well, it is sponsored by the National Guard

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:36

    Well, it is sponsored by the National Guard

    Indeed. Which is why I don't find it too odd. Just a bit odd. :D

  • me29/03/2010 at 15:37

    castrol rankings...

    after button's woeful drive in bahrain, he remained top of the charts. this week, after a masterful performance in the wet, he's beaten by... vettel.

    this is what the site currently says:

    Sebastian Vettel has a golden opportunity to take the lead of the Castrol Rankings if he can finish on the podium in this weekend's Australian Grand Prix.

    wtf?

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:38

    Sebastian Vettel has a golden opportunity to take the lead of the Castrol Rankings if he can finish on the podium in this weekend's Australian Grand Prix.

    WHHAAAATTT???????

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:38

    Where are those banners coming from? Odd...

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:39

    But yeah I feel more secure knowing the two most important items are booked. Ticket and bed. :)

    i'm booking my tickets in the next few days, then i think i'll feel slightly happier about it all :)

  • me29/03/2010 at 15:39

    WHHAAAATTT???????

    true story. vettel is officially the best driver in the world.

    ...and 7th in the world championship.

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 15:39

    Where are those banners coming from? Odd...

    Faling from the fences. They're posters as opposed to being painted on. Gotta say great job so far by De Silvestro

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 15:39

    Sebastian Vettel has a golden opportunity to take the lead of the Castrol Rankings if he can finish on the podium in this weekend's Australian Grand Prix.

    I know Melbourne was a great race but I dont think they're allowed to host the Malaysian GP

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:40

    after button's woeful drive in bahrain, he remained top of the charts. this week, after a masterful performance in the wet, he's beaten by... vettel.

    Let's see... where were they 52 weeks ago? Hmmm. They had similar Round 2 results (Button win, Vettel DNF).

    Could it be that these rankings are, well... lagging by a week?

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 15:40

    ...and 7th in the world championship.

    and moved from 2nd to 1st by not finishing.

    by that logic, i am the best racing driver in the world.

    i have never finished a race.

  • me29/03/2010 at 15:40

    by that logic, i am the best racing driver in the world.

    i have never finished a race.

    :) :)

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 15:41

    :) :)

    the fact that havent started on either is far from the point!

  • RG29/03/2010 at 15:41

    by that logic, i am the best racing driver in the world.

    All hail Jon!

    Hey everyone

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:41

    true story. vettel is officially the best driver in the world.

    but.... but........ did they SEE the Grand Pix??? did they actually see it?? or did they sleep in and guess what happened!!

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 15:41

    All hail Jon!

    hoorah

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:42

    but.... but........ did they SEE the Grand Pix??? did they actually see it?? or did they sleep in and guess what happened!!

    i suspect it will reflect in next week's rankings... after Malaysia.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:42

    ...and 7th in the world championship.

    and moved from 2nd to 1st by not finishing.

    by that logic, i am the best racing driver in the world.

    i have never finished a race.

    :D

  • RG29/03/2010 at 15:42

    but.... but........ did they SEE the Grand Pix??? did they actually see it?? or did they sleep in and guess what happened!!

    I suspect that they watched half the race, thought, 'Well, Vettel won't blow this' and just updated it.

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 15:42

    but.... but........ did they SEE the Grand Pix??? did they actually see it?? or did they sleep in and guess what happened!!

    As Vettel did not finish last year's race, he did not lose any points by retiring from the lead of last Sunday's grand prix, meaning that his pole position was enough to eradicate the small gap between himself and Button coming into the race.

    Despite taking his first McLaren win in Melbourne, Button failed to match the near perfect score he achieved at the same race in 2009 by winning from pole position, and dropped points as a result. It is the first time the lead of the Castrol Rankings has changed this year.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:42

    i suspect it will reflect in next week's rankings... after Malaysia.

    all hail Christine's rankings... the fairest most up to date driver rankings ever!

  • me29/03/2010 at 15:43

    i suspect it will reflect in next week's rankings... after Malaysia.

    jenson won that one too. so he still can't improve... right?

    it is utter b**************

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 15:43

    but.... but........ did they SEE the Grand Pix??? did they actually see it?? or did they sleep in and guess what happened!!

    I don't think know very much about geniuses

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 15:43

    WHHAAAATTT???????

    true story. vettel is officially the best driver in the world.

    ...and 7th in the world championship.

    But that includes almost all of 2009. So he's somewhere between 2nd and 7th in the world championship.

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:43

    As Vettel did not finish last year's race, he did not lose any points by retiring from the lead of last Sunday's grand prix, meaning that his pole position was enough to eradicate the small gap between himself and Button coming into the race.

    Despite taking his first McLaren win in Melbourne, Button failed to match the near perfect score he achieved at the same race in 2009 by winning from pole position, and dropped points as a result. It is the first time the lead of the Castrol Rankings has changed this year.

    *facepalm*

    FAIL.

  • me29/03/2010 at 15:44

    all hail Christine's rankings... the fairest most up to date driver rankings ever!

    i think we should do what steven suggested. start a fantasy league based on those scores :)

  • me29/03/2010 at 15:44

    *facepalm*

    FAIL.

    fact :)

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 15:44

    Despite taking his first McLaren win in Melbourne, Button failed to match the near perfect score he achieved at the same race in 2009 by winning from pole position, and dropped points as a result. It is the first time the lead of the Castrol Rankings has changed this year.

    wot?

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 15:45

    Despite taking his first McLaren win in Melbourne, Button failed to match the near perfect score he achieved at the same race in 2009 by winning from pole position, and dropped points as a result. It is the first time the lead of the Castrol Rankings has changed this year.

    *scratches head*

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:45

    fact :)

    the only thing that is saving them from further embarrassment is that no one really cares about their rankings to start with...

  • RG29/03/2010 at 15:45

    Despite taking his first McLaren win in Melbourne, Button failed to match the near perfect score he achieved at the same race in 2009 by winning from pole position, and dropped points as a result. It is the first time the lead of the Castrol Rankings has changed this year.

    That has got to be the most ridiculous system of scoring a ranking system ever.

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:46

    wot?

    *scratches head*

    Since he only got the race win this year (i.e. not on pole), he didn't do as well as last year, so he got less points...

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 15:46

    So you only get points if you do better than you did last year?

  • me29/03/2010 at 15:46

    the only thing that is saving them from further embarrassment is that no one really cares about their rankings to start with...

    i only noticed because of the annoying banner on the autosport homepage and button had a red (falling) arrow, and i thought... WHAT!?

  • me29/03/2010 at 15:46

    That has got to be the most ridiculous system of scoring a ranking system ever.

    but still definitive.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 15:47

    but still definitive.

    Definitively ****

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 15:47

    That has got to be the most ridiculous system of scoring a ranking system ever.

    I can bash a calculator and pick names out of a hat too

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:47

    So you only get points if you do better than you did last year?

    You only gain points if you do better than you did exactly at this point last year. If you just did as well, no change in points. If you did worse, you lose points.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 15:47

    On that note I'm tidying up and going home via the shop, see ya :)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:47

    Despite taking his first McLaren win in Melbourne, Button failed to match the near perfect score he achieved at the same race in 2009 by winning from pole position, and dropped points as a result. It is the first time the lead of the Castrol Rankings has changed this year.

    you're kidding me?!! just cause he didn't start from pole and lead the entire race?? if anything this win was better than last year cause he started from 4th.. ended up something like 7th but managed to make his strategy work so well he won...

    i.....i.....i... wtf...

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 15:47

    Superleague are looking for a Press Officer!

    http://www.autosport.com/directory/appointments.html

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:47

    On that note I'm tidying up and going home via the shop, see ya :)

    See ya Pat.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:48

    i think we should do what steven suggested. start a fantasy league based on those scores :)

    yes! :)

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:48

    i.....i.....i... wtf...

    you KNOW something's wrong when Lou reaches for wtf... :D

  • RG29/03/2010 at 15:48

    I can bash a calculator and pick names out of a hat too

    Lets try that... Michael Schumacher - Error. Oh.

    See ya Pat.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:48

    i only noticed because of the annoying banner on the autosport homepage and button had a red (falling) arrow, and i thought... WHAT!?

    i will never forgive them.

  • me29/03/2010 at 15:49

    You only gain points if you do better than you did exactly at this point last year. If you just did as well, no change in points. If you did worse, you lose points.

    what happens in korea?

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:49

    On that note I'm tidying up and going home via the shop, see ya :)

    byee

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:49

    Despite taking his first McLaren win in Melbourne, Button failed to match the near perfect score he achieved at the same race in 2009 by winning from pole position, and dropped points as a result. It is the first time the lead of the Castrol Rankings has changed this year.

    I wonder what the writer was thinking as he was typing this...

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:49

    you KNOW something's wrong when Lou reaches for wtf... :D

    hahaha :D

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 15:49

    what happens in korea?

    And Malaysia was only half a race last year. Will everyone move up this year if it goes full distance?

  • me29/03/2010 at 15:49

    And Malaysia was only half a race last year. Will everyone move up this year if it goes full distance?

    ooh!

  • RG29/03/2010 at 15:50

    what happens in korea?

    What about for the likes of new drivers? They must be cruising up the rankings?

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:50

    what happens in korea?

    Hmmm. Good question. I'm not sure. Either they all gain points from it, or the divisor is different. Based on their Aussie explanation, I'm guessing they all gain points.

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 15:50

    You only gain points if you do better than you did exactly at this point last year. If you just did as well, no change in points. If you did worse, you lose points.

    wait wait wait, so Jenson is screwed then.

    He can't do better than he did last year

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:50

    You only gain points if you do better than you did exactly at this point last year. If you just did as well, no change in points. If you did worse, you lose points.

    so... Karun stands a chance in winning?? seeing as any taking part if better than last year?

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 15:50

    Conway crash, knocked into the barriers by Matos - full course yellow

    :(

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:51

    And Malaysia was only half a race last year. Will everyone move up this year if it goes full distance?

    '

    Good question! If I were to guess, they may have treated it as they would a full-distance one.

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 15:51

    so... Karun stands a chance in winning??

    Not that different to my rankings then.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:51

    He can't do better than he did last year

    he could win the championship... i refuse to think it's not a least 5% possible...

  • RG29/03/2010 at 15:51

    Conway crash, knocked into the barriers by Matos - full course yellow

    :(

    Nooooo, he's in my successful Fantasy IndyCar team. Damn you Matos

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:51

    so... Karun stands a chance in winning?? seeing as any taking part if better than last year?

    on paper, yes. but do remember that the Standings points by the end of this season will (mostly) reflect the final championship order anyway.

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 15:52

    he could win the championship... i refuse to think it's not a least 5% possible...

    Of course, but he won like a gazzillion races, you cant beat already winning.

    And Schumacher wasnt there last year, so he's going to keep going up and up?

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 15:52

    Conway crash, knocked into the barriers by Matos - full course yellow

    :(

    Isn't Conway the former Honda test driver?

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 15:52

    Isn't Conway the former Honda test driver?

    yup

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:52

    wait wait wait, so Jenson is screwed then.

    He can't do better than he did last year

    Not necessarily. As I said, by the end of the year, all of last year's results would've been discarded, and we just end up with this year's results factored in the standings.

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:52

    And Schumacher wasnt there last year, so he's going to keep going up and up?

    Yup.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:53

    Not that different to my rankings then.

    :D

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 15:53

    he could win the championship... i refuse to think it's not a least 5% possible...

    He will be World Champion. I think HRT are sandbagging, personally.

    Well, I say sandbagging, more like Hoover Dam-ing.

  • RG29/03/2010 at 15:54

    on paper, yes. but do remember that the Standings points by the end of this season will (mostly) reflect the final championship order anyway.

    He may win another championship (though I doubt it)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:54

    Of course, but he won like a gazzillion races, you cant beat already winning.

    he won 6... so he has to win 7 this year?

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 15:55

    Hi all

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:55

    he won 6... so he has to win 7 this year?

    Nope. He just has to be F1 champion again.

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:55

    Hi all

    Ello Steven.

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 15:55

    he won 6... so he has to win 7 this year?

    No he just has to do better in hte races that he didnt win. So has to win all hte other races ;)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:55

    Nope. He just has to be F1 champion again.

    *grumbles* stupid system...

  • RG29/03/2010 at 15:56

    Hi all

    Hey Steven

  • me29/03/2010 at 15:56

    Hi all

    chap.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:56

    No he just has to do better in hte races that he didnt win. So has to win all hte other races ;)

    a win at Silverstone and a win at Spa would be very very awesome.. :P

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:56

    Hi all

    hi steven

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 15:56

    a win at Silverstone and a win at Spa would be very very awesome.. :P

    He hasn't got Grosjean to annoy him this year either

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 15:57

    The ranking thing is very simple. Before Australia the rankings showed last year's points from Australia but those have now been removed and this year's points added so Jenson's score has dropped slightly. That part I understand but quite how he dropped a position I don't.

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:57

    No he just has to do better in hte races that he didnt win. So has to win all hte other races ;)

    It depends what time of year it is. This may be true in mid-year, but by the end of the year, it'll just be looking at this season's results anyway.

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:57

    The ranking thing is very simple. Before Australia the rankings showed last year's points from Australia but those have now been removed and this year's points added so Jenson's score has dropped slightly. That part I understand but quite how he dropped a position I don't.

    Button lost points. Vettel (as he also DNFed last year) didn't.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 15:57

    speaking of my fav f1 driver

    @the_real_jb Wow!! What can I say? Such a special weekend for me, not just the win but I also feel a real part of the team now. :-)

    :D :D :D yay!! :D

  • me29/03/2010 at 15:58

    @the_real_jb Wow!! What can I say? Such a special weekend for me, not just the win but I also feel a real part of the team now. :-)

    ask him what he thinks of castrol.

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 15:58

    Isn't Conway the former Honda test driver?

    The one and the same. Had a rough first season when he crashed a lot (remember his GP2 carbon fibre run), but had calmed a bit since then.

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 15:58

    @the_real_jb Wow!! What can I say? Such a special weekend for me, not just the win but I also feel a real part of the team now. :-)

    Translated: In your face, Lewis Hamilton! :P

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 15:59

    Button lost points. Vettel (as he also DNFed last year) didn't.

    But where is Vettel getting enough points to be close to Button from?

  • lou29/03/2010 at 16:00

    ask him what he thinks of castrol.

    hehe :)

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 16:00

    But where is Vettel getting enough points to be close to Button from?

    Mmmm, good question. I'm guessing their system rewards winning more than the F1 scoring system.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 16:00

    woohoooo, jakey has a new blog entry up!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/jakehumphrey/2010/03/looking_back_on_a_great_weeken.html

  • me29/03/2010 at 16:01

    Translated: In your face, Lewis Hamilton! :P

    talking of which, where's lewis in the official team pic?

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13247929

    paffett is there.

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 16:01

    Mmmm, good question. I'm guessing their system rewards winning more than the F1 scoring system.

    If that was the case Button should be miles ahead

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 16:01

    woohoooo, jakey has a new blog entry up!

    Best flight ever?

    This is a true F1 flight, with every seat filled by someone who works in the sport. Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn is in the first row, Nico Rosberg's race engineer Jock Clear is to my left along with Hispania Racing driver Karun Chandhok, who is undoubtedly one of the coolest customers I've ever met.

    Karun ftw!

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 16:02

    talking of which, where's lewis in the official team pic?

    same place whitmarsh is

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 16:02

    Damn it - De Silvestro spun around

  • lou29/03/2010 at 16:03

    talking of which, where's lewis in the official team pic?

    i saw that yesterday.. Lewis appeared to be changed into the 'winning shirt' and gave JB a hug before he'd even had a chance to take his overalls off... JB's dad, girlfriend, manager, phyiso.. and engineers are there... no sign of lewis..

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 16:03

    Dixon crash!! Under safety car!!

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 16:05

    Dixon crash!! Under safety car!!

    how did THAT happen??

  • Neil Denham29/03/2010 at 16:05

    Dixon crash!! Under safety car!!

    Embarrassing!

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 16:05

    i saw that yesterday.. Lewis appeared to be changed into the 'winning shirt' and gave JB a hug before he'd even had a chance to take his overalls off... JB's dad, girlfriend, manager, phyiso.. and engineers are there... no sign of lewis..

    so he just finished his contractual obligation, then left? :D

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 16:06

    so he just finished his contractual obligation, then left? :D

    Or he was in the stewards room discussing the Webber incident which seems a more likely explanation

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 16:06

    If that was the case Button should be miles ahead

    But Vettel had 4 wins to Button's 6. It's not that big a difference.

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 16:07

    how did THAT happen??

    Clipped the inside of 9 and the catapulted him into the exit wall. Must say for a postponed race, the grandstand looks pretty full

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 16:09

    Andretti are announcing a fifth driver for Indy. Wonder who? Franck?

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 16:09

    Wilson 2nd with 25 to go - c'mon Justin!!

  • lou29/03/2010 at 16:09

    so he just finished his contractual obligation, then left? :D

    erm... looks that way... i don't know what his 'team' looks like though... maybe he was having a post race meeting?.... or being calmed down by Martin?... or was Martin absent cause he was in the interview with the BBC?

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 16:09

    Andretti are announcing a fifth driver for Indy. Wonder who? Franck?

    Rumours are JR Hildebrand

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 16:10

    Or he was in the stewards room discussing the Webber incident which seems a more likely explanation

    Ahh. Could be. They didn't wait for him, though?

    Still, it isn't fun being in THAT stewards room again just a year on from that mess last year.

  • RG29/03/2010 at 16:11

    Andretti are announcing a fifth driver for Indy. Wonder who? Franck?

    Some time trials on the 22-23rd clash with the Superleague Formula.

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 16:11

    erm... looks that way... i don't know what his 'team' looks like though... maybe he was having a post race meeting?.... or being calmed down by Martin?... or was Martin absent cause he was in the interview with the BBC?

    Or both of them were with the stewards

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 16:11

    Rumours are JR Hildebrand

    Thanks

  • lou29/03/2010 at 16:12

    Or both of them were with the stewards

    they were called to the stewards office?

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 16:12

    Some time trials on the 22-23rd clash with the Superleague Formula.

    I thought that might be the case

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 16:12

    Montagny had a one race deal for Andretti which was filled at Infineon last season

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 16:13

    erm... looks that way... i don't know what his 'team' looks like though... maybe he was having a post race meeting?.... or being calmed down by Martin?... or was Martin absent cause he was in the interview with the BBC?

    or they were a bit further out the shot?

    i would be surprised if they did it without Martin, the snapper might have already started before he got there

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 16:13

    they were called to the stewards office?

    Webber was reprimanded for the incident with Lewis after he and Lewis were called to the stewards office. Normally the team principal or team manager goes with them. I don't know that is why he missed the photo but that would be my guess

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 16:14

    Montagny had a one race deal for Andretti which was filled at Infineon last season

    We watched that here. He got punted out early but had a great recovery drive and the team made a lot of great comments about him afterwards

  • RG29/03/2010 at 16:14

    or they were a bit further out the shot?

    i would be surprised if they did it without Martin, the snapper might have already started before he got there

    I'm pretty sure its Martin that is being blocked by Jessica

  • lou29/03/2010 at 16:16

    or they were a bit further out the shot?

    i would be surprised if they did it without Martin, the snapper might have already started before he got there

    i couldn't see him in the wider shots yesterday..

  • lou29/03/2010 at 16:17

    Webber was reprimanded for the incident with Lewis after he and Lewis were called to the stewards office. Normally the team principal or team manager goes with them. I don't know that is why he missed the photo but that would be my guess

    ahh sounds like a possible explanation.

  • Journeyer29/03/2010 at 16:21

    I'm pretty sure its Martin that is being blocked by Jessica

    you mean the guy beside Matt B? nah, i don't think so.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 16:24

    I'm pretty sure its Martin that is being blocked by Jessica

    not sure it is...

    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98096687/Getty-Images-Sport

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 16:33

    CHequered flag in St Pete - great race

  • lou29/03/2010 at 16:39

    i was looking at photos of the mclaren.. looks like they've gone back the asymmetrical exhaust design..

    bahrain

    melbourne

    could just be the angle of the first pic though...

    Sorry if this is just repeating something said during the weekend, my memory is shocking early in the morning..

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 16:44

    Right - I'm going back to bed, because I feel awful...

    Later on folks

  • lou29/03/2010 at 16:45

    Right - I'm going back to bed, because I feel awful...

    Later on folks

    see ya! get better soon!

  • Jon Waldock29/03/2010 at 16:46

    Right - I'm going back to bed, because I feel awful...

    Later on folks

    night leigh

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 16:53

    bahrain

    melbourne

    could just be the angle of the first pic though...

    Sorry if this is just repeating something said during the weekend, my memory is shocking early in the morning..

    Definitely not the angle of the pic and I don't think anyone picked up on it.

    The little pointy aero flicky thing (sorry for using technical terms) is missing from the right exhaust in the second picture.

  • Alex Andronov29/03/2010 at 17:00

    Afternoon everyone...

    ...I have been ill all day... Some kind of cold. grrrr.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 17:00

    ...I have been ill all day... Some kind of cold. grrrr.

    Oh no!

  • Alex Andronov29/03/2010 at 17:02

    Oh no!

    I have used this time wisely and have now completed Tales of Monkey Island.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 17:03

    I have used this time wisely and have now completed Tales of Monkey Island.

    As rubbish as cold's are, I feel that the cold was fate. A blessing in disguise. :)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 17:05

    ...I have been ill all day... Some kind of cold. grrrr.

    oooh nooo! ;(

  • Alex Andronov29/03/2010 at 17:06

    As rubbish as cold's are, I feel that the cold was fate. A blessing in disguise. :)

    Indeed. Now I can start the Secret of Monkey Island on my iPhone which can be done while commuting and therefore while not sick.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 17:07

    Indeed. Now I can start the Secret of Monkey Island on my iPhone which can be done while commuting and therefore while not sick.

    Yay! Although I hope you fee better soon!

    I'm sure Monkey Island is a secret medicine.

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 17:08

    Afternoon everyone...

    ...I have been ill all day... Some kind of cold. grrrr.

    Man flu. Not good

  • Alex Andronov29/03/2010 at 17:13

    I'm sure Monkey Island is a secret medicine.

    I feel better now because of its healing balm.

  • Alex Andronov29/03/2010 at 17:15

    Man flu. Not good

    It was almost deadly at one point around breakfast time. Then I got better for a bit then around mid-day I took a health nose dive... I almost went for a bit then, but I was able to croak out my lunch instructions to Katherine and the sustenance she provided me with coaxed me back for part five of monkey island. Now I'm better in time for diner.

  • Alex Andronov29/03/2010 at 17:16

    It was almost deadly at one point around breakfast time. Then I got better for a bit then around mid-day I took a health nose dive... I almost went for a bit then, but I was able to croak out my lunch instructions to Katherine and the sustenance she provided me with coaxed me back for part five of monkey island. Now I'm better in time for diner.

    *dinner not diner.

    Katherine has drawn on me with her blue pen for that comment... More fool her... Now I have a deadly rash... And clearly can't make dinner.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 17:17

    Katherine has drawn on me with her blue pen for that comment... More fool her... Now I have a deadly rash... And clearly can't make dinner.

    Tell her she fights like a dairy farmer! The wit of guybrush threepwood will throw her blue pen antics back!

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 17:18

    Katherine has drawn on me with her blue pen for that comment... More fool her... Now I have a deadly rash... And clearly can't make dinner.

    You are in no condition to make dinner if you have man flu. I blame time zones for this and for me not waking up till 8pm last night after I decided a couple of hours sleep before Giggles Radio.

  • Alex Andronov29/03/2010 at 17:19

    You are in no condition to make dinner if you have man flu. I blame time zones for this and for me not waking up till 8pm last night after I decided a couple of hours sleep before Giggles Radio.

    Here's some pictorial evidence Trulli style of the deadly blue man pox:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/photo-jpg-11

  • Alex Andronov29/03/2010 at 17:20

    You are in no condition to make dinner if you have man flu. I blame time zones for this and for me not waking up till 8pm last night after I decided a couple of hours sleep before Giggles Radio.

    I did forewarn you about falling asleep... And now I'm forearmed!

    Coincidence? I think not!

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 17:21

    Here's some pictorial evidence Trulli style of the deadly blue man pox:

    That looks like it could be infectiotious

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 17:22

    Here's some pictorial evidence Trulli style of the deadly blue man pox:

    Lie down, man! The last person I know to suffer blue man pox was a fella' I knew called papa smurf, and he didn't take a rest. He turned blue, and infected all his friends. There was even a documentary about them.

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 17:22

    My goodness, I've had a rrrrubbish day. If I wasn't so tired, I'd think I accidentally slept through to Thursday.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 17:24

    My goodness, I've had a rrrrubbish day. If I wasn't so tired, I'd think I accidentally slept through to Thursday.

    I find my mondays sometimes swap with my thursdays, maybe that's happened for you!

    pesky days, can't leave them alone for 1 minute

  • lou29/03/2010 at 17:24

    My goodness, I've had a rrrrubbish day. If I wasn't so tired, I'd think I accidentally slept through to Thursday.

    awwwww noo :(

  • Alex Andronov29/03/2010 at 17:24

    My goodness, I've had a rrrrubbish day. If I wasn't so tired, I'd think I accidentally slept through to Thursday.

    Oh dear... Me too today has been a complete write off!

  • Alex Andronov29/03/2010 at 17:25

    pesky days, can't leave them alone for 1 minute

    F1 minute?

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 17:25

    Oh dear... Me too today has been a complete write off!

    I can't compete with man flu and blue rashes, of course.

  • Alex Andronov29/03/2010 at 17:26

    I can't compete with man flu and blue rashes, of course.

    Well indeed. Obviously we are very lucky that ladies cannot catch the man flu otherwise there would be big trouble I imagine!

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 17:28

    My goodness, I've had a rrrrubbish day. If I wasn't so tired, I'd think I accidentally slept through to Thursday.

    At least if itwas Thursday you would have a race weekend to look after

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 17:30

    At least if itwas Thursday you would have a race weekend to look after

    Thursday would be acceptable because it's Bank Holiday Friday.

  • Alex Andronov29/03/2010 at 17:31

    My goodness, I've had a rrrrubbish day. If I wasn't so tired, I'd think I accidentally slept through to Thursday.

    So have you still got the debrief to edit tonight? Is that a fun thing to do?

    Sometimes for me, after a frustrating day, something that I can do which is taxing but repetitive can be quite soothing.

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 17:32

    So have you still got the debrief to edit tonight? Is that a fun thing to do?

    It is very fun. I mean, part of me would just like to go to bed, but once I start it'll be fine :)

  • Alex Andronov29/03/2010 at 17:33

    It is very fun. I mean, part of me would just like to go to bed, but once I start it'll be fine :)

    It's just getting over that initial impetus.... Or... Starting if you will ;)

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 17:34

    It's just getting over that initial impetus.... Or... Starting if you will ;)

    That old chestnut :)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 18:10

    ooooo we have a storm! :) such heavy rain, i'm the only one that likes storms in our house.

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 18:50

    Hey everyone,

    Just floating in for a minute with some news - it was raised earlier that there will be a fifth Andretti Autosport car at this years Indy 500 and thoughts as to whether it'd be JR Hildebrand or Franck Montegny. Well, in (kind of) a surprise decision, the fifth AA car will be driven by 47 year-old John Andretti. This will be Andretti's 11th Indy500 starting in 1988 until 1994 before a 13 year gap.

    As of now, it looks like 40-plus cars will be attempting to qualify for the 33 grid field, with possibly two or three more entries.

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 18:50

    Now some tea, before I head back to bed....

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 18:51

    Just floating in for a minute with some news - it was raised earlier that there will be a fifth Andretti Autosport car at this years Indy 500 and thoughts as to whether it'd be JR Hildebrand or Franck Montegny. Well, in (kind of) a surprise decision, the fifth AA car will be driven by 47 year-old John Andretti. This will be Andretti's 11th Indy500 starting in 1988 until 1994 before a 13 year gap.

    John Andretti?? I know he is family but why? Are they just putting him in the team to make Marco look better

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 18:53

    John Andretti?? I know he is family but why? Are they just putting him in the team to make Marco look better

    No idea, but he will be doing the double-dip on the 500 weekend. If I had the choice between Hildebrand or Andretti, I'd easily take Hildebrand.

    I can only assume J Andretti will be taking some personal sponsorship with him

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 18:54

    If anyone wants some Chandhok freebies follow him on twitter and if you are number 8000

    https://twitter.com/karunchandhok/status/11256083188

  • Adie29/03/2010 at 18:54

    Howdy!

  • me29/03/2010 at 18:58

    Lewis Hamilton has mended fences with McLaren a day after castigating his Formula One team for denying him a podium with their "fricking terrible" pitstop strategy at the Australian Grand Prix.

    i didn't realise he said frickin'

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKLDE62S1U620100329

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 18:59

    i didn't realise he said frickin'

    Crofty and Ant apologised on 5 live after he said it

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 18:59

    Howdy!

    Hi Adie

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 18:59

    Howdy!

    Hi Adie

  • me29/03/2010 at 18:59

    Crofty and Ant apologised on 5 live after he said it

    that's what i thought

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 19:01

    that's what i thought

    I guess they misheard it too? I'm not sure. Unless they were just taking the BBC type of line of apologising for even that

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 19:01

    are we gonna need a wiki page on who's in which mobile home? cause atm i've no idea :)

    I made one: http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Accomodation

    Sorry about the many mistakes. i hope I at least got the facts right. Feel free to correct where necessary

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 19:02

    i didn't realise he said frickin'

    And people say modern drivers are too squeaky clean. You would never have heard James Hunt using language like that

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 19:02

    i didn't realise he said frickin'

    I remember Lewis using the same expression at least once last year too on the radio

  • me29/03/2010 at 19:03

    And people say modern drivers are too squeaky clean. You would never have heard James Hunt using language like that

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 19:04

    And people say modern drivers are too squeaky clean. You would never have heard James Hunt using language like that

    Memories of Hunt's abuse of Arnoux at Monaco '89 comes to mind

    :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khA67-r5lSQ

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 19:06

    Memories of Hunt's abuse of Arnoux at Monaco '89 comes to mind

    :D

    "So, anyway..." :D

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 19:20

    Hi again.

    Productive evening shopping, hoovering, then a shower 'cos I felt knackered (I've felt tired all day).

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 19:22

    Hi again

    (waves)

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 19:28

    I made one: http://wiki.si...com/page/Accomodation

    Thanks, lots of good info :) Wifi is good.

    I was sort of thinking of maybe finding a local town to find a restaurant in for an evening if it doesn't cost too much.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 19:28

    I made one: http://wiki.si...com/page/Accomodation

    That is well useful, thanks kathi.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 19:30

    I added my name. I take it this means I no longer need to send a direct message :)

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 19:30

    I added my name. I take it this means I no longer need to send a direct message :)

    My edit might have broken some formatting, I'll try to fix

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 19:32

    I added my name. I take it this means I no longer need to send a direct message :)

    Not at the moment no :)

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 19:33

    My edit might have broken some formatting, I'll try to fix

    I wrote the page three times because it constantly crashed. I should leave the wiki to RG and Christine

  • RG29/03/2010 at 19:35

    I wrote the page three times because it constantly crashed. I should leave the wiki to RG and Christine

    Using Firefox? Only browser it likes really.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 19:35

    I wrote the page three times because it constantly crashed. I should leave the wiki to RG and Christine

    As soon as I updated the page I'm sure it took away some line spaces, and when I add them back it takes them away again.

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 19:36

    That is well useful, thanks kathi.

    you're welcome.

    Maybe I should add a Q&A section or something similar, so things don't get lost in the comments.

  • RG29/03/2010 at 19:37

    As soon as I updated the page I'm sure it took away some line spaces, and when I add them back it takes them away again.

    Oooh, same happened there. Thats odd?

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 19:57

    As soon as I updated the page I'm sure it took away some line spaces, and when I add them back it takes them away again.

    It's OK again, I think

  • lou29/03/2010 at 20:13

    Em and Naomi are laying in my bed eating icecream and watching glee... i don't want to watch glee so am sitting in the study.... anyone around up to anything more interesting? lol

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 20:13

    PING: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/29/episode-138-we-went-to-mclaren-and-i-touched-lewis’-car/

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:13

    Em and Naomi are laying in my bed eating icecream and watching glee... i don't want to watch glee so am sitting in the study.... anyone around up to anything more interesting? lol

    all I'm doing is listening to music. Such exciting lives we live :P

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 20:13
  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 20:14

    Em and Naomi are laying in my bed eating icecream and watching glee... i don't want to watch glee so am sitting in the study.... anyone around up to anything more interesting? lol

    I am around but not doing anything interesting

  • RG29/03/2010 at 20:14

    Em and Naomi are laying in my bed eating icecream and watching glee... i don't want to watch glee so am sitting in the study.... anyone around up to anything more interesting? lol

    I wish I was, but I'm doing the same as Em and Naomi.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 20:14

    I wish I was, but I'm doing the same as Em and Naomi.

    you're laying in my bed eating icecream and watching glee??

  • lou29/03/2010 at 20:14

    PING: http://sidepod...n-and-i-touched-lewis’-car/

    ooooooo!!!!!

  • RG29/03/2010 at 20:15

    you're laying in my bed eating icecream and watching glee??

    Well, eating penguins.

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 20:15

    ooooooo!!!!!

    Wait for it.

    PING: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/29/episode-138-we-went-to-mclaren-and-i-touched-lewis-car/

  • lou29/03/2010 at 20:15

    oh and they insulted f1 earlier... saying jenson and lewis were the same... they are meanies lol

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 20:15

    PING: http://sidepod...n-and-i-touched-lewis’-car/

    ooooooo!!!!!

    Let me try now I have the correct link

    PING

    http://sidepodcast.com/2010/03/29/episode-138-we-went-to-mclaren-and-i-touched-lewis-car

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:15

    Well, eating penguins.

    Give us the joke!

  • me29/03/2010 at 20:15

    ooooooo!!!!!

    i like the wordpress fail means the url reads: "i went to mclaren and touched lewis"

    :)

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 20:16
  • Christine29/03/2010 at 20:16

    You beat me

    I fixed it.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:16

    Yay for Debrief!! :D means I can listen to it on the train tomorrow, although I'm still gonna listen to it now.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 20:16

    Wait for it.

    *waits*..

    PING: http://sidepod...-i-touched-lewis-car/

    yay!!!!! :D there could not have been a better time for the podcast!!

    hehe yet again i've asked for something and 2 seconds later it's done! (loves) sidepodcast :)

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 20:16

    oh and they insulted f1 earlier... saying jenson and lewis were the same... they are meanies lol

    Lewis and Jenson are the same? Never heard anyone even suggest that before

  • lou29/03/2010 at 20:16

    i like the wordpress fail means the url reads: "i went to mclaren and touched lewis"

    hehehehehe

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 20:17

    i like the wordpress fail means the url reads: "i went to mclaren and touched lewis"

    oops

  • RG29/03/2010 at 20:17

    Give us the joke!

    Why do seagulls fly over the sea?

    ..

    .

    .

    If they flew over the bay the would be bagles

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:17

    .

    If they flew over the bay the would be bagles

    :)

    I heart penguins!

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 20:17

    .

    If they flew over the bay the would be bagles

    Hehehe!

  • Adie29/03/2010 at 20:17

    Yay for debrief!

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 20:18

    I fixed it.

    I added the word car to the failed link and got to the right page before you posted the correct link but you got there first

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 20:19

    I added the word car to the failed link and got to the right page before you posted the correct link but you got there first

    You must have done it as I hit publish.

  • me29/03/2010 at 20:19

    I added the word car to the failed link and got to the right page before you posted the correct link but you got there first

    i think we could rip-off a quiz here...

    i went to mclaren and touched lewis'... BLANK

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 20:20

    You must have done it as I hit publish.

    I assumed it was just a typo problem and not that the actual url was wrong

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 20:20

    i went to mclaren and touched lewis'... BLANK

    ego?

  • me29/03/2010 at 20:21

    I assumed it was just a typo problem and not that the actual url was wrong

    wordpress is meant to swap pretty apostrophes for plain ones.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:21

    i went to mclaren and touched lewis'... BLANK

    radio button

  • me29/03/2010 at 20:21

    radio button

    big blue button?

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 20:21

    radio button

    blue button!

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 20:21

    i went to mclaren and touched lewis'... BLANK

    #needsmore themetune

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWgR-4dcbc4

  • me29/03/2010 at 20:21

    blue button!

    snap

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 20:21

    wordpress is meant to swap pretty apostrophes for plain ones.

    I see

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:21

    blue button!

    big blue button?

    #sameperson

  • me29/03/2010 at 20:22

    #needsmore themetune

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=RWgR-4dcbc4

    we have to do this on the next panel!

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 20:22

    #needsmore themetune

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=RWgR-4dcbc4

    we have to do this on the next panel!

    Absolutely! I literally have never heard of a single guest in that clip..

  • lou29/03/2010 at 20:22

    i think we could rip-off a quiz here...

    speaking of quizes... it's been ages since the last sidepodpanel :( i liked listening to them :)

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 20:23

    we have to do this on the next panel!

    I can see it working really well.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 20:23

    i went to mclaren and touched lewis'... BLANK

    overalls

    (I thought of another one but then realised it was heavily laden with innuendo :) )

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:23

    we have to do this on the next panel!

    Definitely :D

    Aww I miss sidepodpanel.

  • me29/03/2010 at 20:24

    Aww I miss sidepodpanel.

    working on it

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 20:24

    speaking of quizes... it's been ages since the last sidepodpanel :( i liked listening to them :)

    There needs to be a live server before they can be done though

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 20:24

    we have to do this on the next panel!

    Would they win a sidepodblank chequebook and pen?

  • lou29/03/2010 at 20:25

    There needs to be a live server before they can be done though

    i know i know... was just sayin... they are awesome :)

  • me29/03/2010 at 20:26

    Would they win a sidepodblank chequebook and pen?

    a chequebook wouldn't be #mfc. what would the equivalent be?

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 20:26

    a chequebook wouldn't be #mfc. what would the equivalent be?

    Not getting people credit cards.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 20:26

    i went to mclaren and touched lewis'... BLANK

    ..penguin. To see the joke.

  • Adie29/03/2010 at 20:27

    Off topic....but how is Vettel at the top of the Autosport rankings?

    Excuse me if I add the comment......"EH?!"

  • lou29/03/2010 at 20:27

    Excuse me if I add the comment......"EH?!"

    I KNOW!!!! (don't get me started...)

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:28

    Off topic....but how is Vettel at the top of the Autosport rankings?

    Because that's the name they picked out of the bag to get points

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 20:28

    Would they win a sidepodblank chequebook and pen?

    a chequebook wouldn't be #mfc. what would the equivalent be?

    Apparently it wasn't an actual chequebook but a metal one. What kind of gameshow is this? :) I'm cracking up watching this, expecting it to be a spoof.. but its not. Great game but the execution in those days is hilarious!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaCtgwPZdr8&feature=related

    For #MFC... maybe a Paypal.. thing

  • me29/03/2010 at 20:29

    There needs to be a live server before they can be done though

    right now we just need buy wirecast, to stop the annoying woman telling us we only have a demonstration.

    i think that maybe we want to be sure f1 won't suck eggs this year, before we part with that much cash. the server is cool though.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 20:30

    yay!!!!! :D there could not have been a better time for the podcast!!

    I was just thinking about listening to one while I sort out some blog stuff, perfect timing.

    I'm torn though - do I want to know what you guys think before I write what I think?

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:30

    Not getting people credit cards.

    did you know even Monopoly has gone #MFC? The new version of it has a credit card banking system instead of notes.

    Plus you get, like, £2,000 for passing go. Inflation much!

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 20:31

    Not getting people credit cards.

    did you know even Monopoly has gone #MFC? The new version of it has a credit card banking system instead of notes.

    Plus you get, like, £2,000 for passing go. Inflation much!

    There's a version that deals in millions.

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 20:31

    did you know even Monopoly has gone #MFC? The new version of it has a credit card banking system instead of notes.

    I did! I want it but I have Monopoly on the iPod which is slightly more MFC.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:31

    There's a version that deals in millions.

    What is this I don't even...

  • lou29/03/2010 at 20:32

    I did! I want it but I have Monopoly on the iPod which is slightly more MFC.

    is it any good on the iPod?

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:32

    I did! I want it but I have Monopoly on the iPod which is slightly more MFC.

    And proper Monopoly :P

  • Christine29/03/2010 at 20:32

    is it any good on the iPod?

    Yup!

  • lou29/03/2010 at 20:32

    There's a version that deals in millions.

    there's a kentish/london version :) (hearts)

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:32

    is it any good on the iPod?

    I reckon it's great on the ipod. I tend not to play it because I always get sucked into it for ages when I do...

    ...not good when you have to write a dissertation...

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 20:33

    there's a kentish/london version :) (hearts)

    There's a Somerset one :)

  • Adie29/03/2010 at 20:33

    I reckon it's great on the ipod. I tend not to play it because I always get sucked into it for ages when I do...

    Have you played Angry Birds? I've been a bit late coming round to it....but it is great!

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:35

    Have you played Angry Birds? I've been a bit late coming round to it....but it is great!

    I've been told that I should check it out but I dunno, not a fan of the genre. Plants vs Zombies is my limit with them types of games ;)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 20:35

    Yup!

    yay i saw it the other day... and didn't get it cause i thought it would be bad...

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:36

    yay i saw it the other day... and didn't get it cause i thought it would be bad...

    Tis worth getting :) although I have like, a bajillion iPod games now...

  • Andy Taylor29/03/2010 at 20:36

    Have you played Angry Birds? I've been a bit late coming round to it....but it is great!

    I finished it today. Now I've got to go back and try and get 3 stars on every level apparently.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 20:36

    heh I'm clearly going mad. I'm looking at nascar.com for the result for my game and where it says 'Dodge Motorsport' I thought it said 'Dodgeball Motorsport'

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:36

    I finished it today. Now I've got to go back and try and get 3 stars on every level apparently.

    Is it really worth getting?

  • Andy Taylor29/03/2010 at 20:38

    Is it really worth getting?

    I played the lite version and wasn't convinced, but a colleague convinced me. It's probably the best 59p I've spent in a long time.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:39

    I played the lite version and wasn't convinced, but a colleague convinced me. It's probably the best 59p I've spent in a long time.

    ooh, I'll give the lite version a go first and see.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 20:40

    I played the lite version and wasn't convinced, but a colleague convinced me. It's probably the best 59p I've spent in a long time.

    so far the best i've bought is the Ferrari Gt racing game and loved it.

  • Andy Taylor29/03/2010 at 20:42

    ooh, I'll give the lite version a go first and see.

    The sound effects make the game for me. The birds go "ow" when they miss their target

  • Adie29/03/2010 at 20:44

    Excuse me if I add the comment......"EH?!"

    I KNOW!!!! (don't get me started...)

    Because that's the name they picked out of the bag to get points

    This makes no sense. None.

    AT ALL.

    As Vettel did not finish last year's race, he did not lose any points by retiring from the lead of last Sunday's grand prix,

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 20:45

    As Vettel did not finish last year's race, he did not lose any points by retiring from the lead of last Sunday's grand prix,

    Was last year's race held on the same weekend (I can't remember). The rankings are date-based not event-based.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:48

    Adie, I think you might have jumped that from the daly to the debrief

  • Adie29/03/2010 at 20:48

    Oh. Blame it on stuff!

    Adie, I think you might have jumped that from the daly to the debrief

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:49

    Or the quote, at least, even though I think you were referring to the mirrors. How confusing :)

  • Adie29/03/2010 at 20:49

    Or the quote, at least, even though I think you were referring to the mirrors. How confusing :)

    Blame it on you then! :D

  • lou29/03/2010 at 20:58

    yay!! for the return of the awesome click to fade thing on big picture!

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/03/earth_hour_2010.html

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 20:59

    Ok, that angry birds game is ridiculously addictive.

  • RG29/03/2010 at 21:01

    yay!! for the return of the awesome click to fade thing on big picture!

    http://www.bos.../earth_hour_2010.html

    Oh no! The Yas Marina circuit suddenly became boring to look at.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 21:04

    Oh no! The Yas Marina circuit suddenly became boring to look at.

    The one thing it had going for it, gone!

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 21:06

    Was last year's race held on the same weekend (I can't remember). The rankings are date-based not event-based.

    yes it was. I understand the way they're working solely because it sounds exactly like the points system they use in tennis.

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 21:11

    Lou, did you see? I've managed to create the page already almost all on my own :)

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 21:13

    Joe said last night we saw a classic schumacher drive on sunday...... Just a pity it was a ralf schumacher drive.

  • me29/03/2010 at 21:13

    Joe said last night we saw a classic schumacher drive on sunday...... Just a pity it was a ralf schumacher drive.

    :)

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 21:14

    Joe said last night we saw a classic schumacher drive on sunday...... Just a pity it was a ralf schumacher drive.

    Hahahaha!

  • Adie29/03/2010 at 21:14

    Joe said last night we saw a classic schumacher drive on sunday...... Just a pity it was a ralf schumacher drive.

    I love that!

    And on that note I'm off guys. Laters!!

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 21:14

    Joe said last night we saw a classic schumacher drive on sunday...... Just a pity it was a ralf schumacher drive.

    :D

  • RG29/03/2010 at 21:14

    And on that note I'm off guys. Laters!!

    Night mate.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 21:15

    And on that note I'm off guys. Laters!!

    See ya Adie

  • lou29/03/2010 at 21:19

    Lou, did you see? I've managed to create the page already almost all on my own :)

    i forgot!! i'm sorry. naomi came round and distracted me :(

  • lou29/03/2010 at 21:19

    Joe said last night we saw a classic schumacher drive on sunday...... Just a pity it was a ralf schumacher drive.

    :D :D

  • lou29/03/2010 at 21:20

    naomi and em stole my laptop and made comments about glee on my twitter :( bad times.

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 21:20

    i forgot!! i'm sorry. naomi came round and distracted me :(

    No that's fine I didn't mean it like that :( I was just proud I only broke it a bit :D

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 21:21

    naomi and em stole my laptop and made comments about glee on my twitter :( bad times.

    My jaw dropped when that appeared in tweetdeck. :P

  • RG29/03/2010 at 21:21

    naomi and em stole my laptop and made comments about glee on my twitter :( bad times.

    Its a decent show...

  • lou29/03/2010 at 21:22

    No that's fine I didn't mean it like that :( I was just proud I only broke it a bit :D

    yay!! :D awesome it looks great! :) thanks Kathi :) makes me feel much better about things hehe:)

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 21:22

    Oh joe is also doing a talk in monza. Who wants to come!

  • me29/03/2010 at 21:22

    Oh joe is also doing a talk in monza. Who wants to come!

    meeee!

  • lou29/03/2010 at 21:23

    Oh joe is also doing a talk in monza. Who wants to come!

    only if you win the lottery!... ;)

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 21:24

    naomi and em stole my laptop and made comments about glee on my twitter :( bad times.

    And they haven't commented here?

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 21:24

    Woo!

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 21:25

    My desktop is now officially ready for the start of something awesome this weekend :)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 21:26

    And they haven't commented here?

    i sent naomi home as i'm seeing her tomorrow and i need her to be awake... Emily is now in the shower. no doubt if she is feeling less ill she will comment.

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 21:26

    Oh joe is also doing a talk in monza. Who wants to come!

    meeee!

    Me too please. Even if he does one in Spa too.

    And sorry, but I'm leaving the podcast until after I've done blogstuff, I'm male and can only cope with one set of words at a time, so music for now :)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 21:26

    My desktop is now officially ready for the start of something awesome this weekend :)

    half of it is right. the other half... hmmmmmm

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 21:26

    half of it is right. the other half... hmmmmmm

    aww, give him a chance!

  • RG29/03/2010 at 21:27

    My desktop is now officially ready for the start of something awesome this weekend :)

    I thought that was two weeks time, or is that Ashes to Ashes?

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 21:27

    i sent naomi home as i'm seeing her tomorrow and i need her to be awake... Emily is now in the shower. no doubt if she is feeling less ill she will comment.

    You sound like their mother

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 21:27

    I thought that was two weeks time, or is that Ashes to Ashes?

    The Doctah! is back on this Saturday evening :D

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 21:28

    The Doctah! is back on this Saturday evening :D

    Actually, it might be next week. I can't remember now

  • RG29/03/2010 at 21:28

    The Doctah! is back on this Saturday evening :D

    Awww, I don't wanna wait 2 weeks for Ashes to Ashes.

    But yay for the doctor returning.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 21:28

    You sound like their mother

    i'm feeling really grumpy this evening :( sorry. i'm often called people's mother... tis cause i care...

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 21:29

    My new flatmate just told me she might move out. This time it really wasn't my fault ...

  • lou29/03/2010 at 21:29

    aww, give him a chance!

    nooo... :( i (heart) david... plus i can't watch the one with the stone statues i hate them so so sooo much :(

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 21:30

    i'm feeling really grumpy this evening :( sorry. i'm often called people's mother... tis cause i care...

    :D

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 21:30

    My new flatmate just told me she might move out. This time it really wasn't my fault ...

    So now you need your 47th flat mate

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 21:30

    Those pictures are awesome

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/03/earth_hour_2010.html

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 21:31

    He said he wasnt pure yet about spa but is definitely doing new york monza and barcelona

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 21:31

    He said he wasnt pure yet about spa but is definitely doing new york monza and barcelona

    Joe World Tour!

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 21:32

    He said he wasnt pure yet about spa but is definitely doing new york monza and barcelona

    I assume sure not pure ?

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 21:32

    So now you need your 47th flat mate

    :( I won't be here when she moves in. Maybe if she can make herself comfortable in the flat without me around, I won't scare her off that quickly :D

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 21:32

    And the other 2 girls who turned up were from the grand prix corp who bought 15 tickets and didnt use 13 of them. The 2 girls only stayed about 20 minutes.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 21:32

    :( I won't be here when she moves in. Maybe if she can make herself comfortable in the flat without me around, I won't scare her off that quickly :D

    :D hehehe

  • RG29/03/2010 at 21:32

    He said he wasnt pure yet about spa but is definitely doing new york monza and barcelona

    No Newcastle? Disapointed...

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 21:32

    My new flatmate just told me she might move out. This time it really wasn't my fault ...

    Already?

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 21:33

    :( I won't be here when she moves in. Maybe if she can make herself comfortable in the flat without me around, I won't scare her off that quickly :D

    :D

  • Andy Taylor29/03/2010 at 21:34

    nooo... :( i (heart) david... plus i can't watch the one with the stone statues i hate them so so sooo much :(

    The stone statues in Blink are scary because there's no CGI, just good old-fashioned camerawork

  • Amy29/03/2010 at 21:34

    Silly auto words.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 21:35

    The stone statues in Blink are scary because there's no CGI, just good old-fashioned camerawork

    i really really don't like them. It freaks me out so so soooo much. I'd be okay (maybe) if i was watching it with a dr who fan like lukeh.. but on my own -noooo way.

  • Andy Taylor29/03/2010 at 21:37

    i really really don't like them. It freaks me out so so soooo much. I'd be okay (maybe) if i was watching it with a dr who fan like lukeh.. but on my own -noooo way.

    You're supposed to watch from behind the sofa. Then you're safe.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 21:38

    You're supposed to watch from behind the sofa. Then you're safe.

    nooo :( if i watch it with someone i can be safe in the knowledge they will look after me.. on my own it's just scary.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 21:38

    nooo :( if i watch it with someone i can be safe in the knowledge they will look after me.. on my own it's just scary.

    Aww! Well I know who I blame, even though he didn't star in that episode, I shall continue to shake my first at this unnamed individual though...

  • lou29/03/2010 at 21:43

    Aww! Well I know who I blame, even though he didn't star in that episode, I shall continue to shake my first at this unnamed individual though...

    i think if i certain actor was in the episode it wouldn't be so scary...

  • Kathi29/03/2010 at 21:45

    Good night everyone

  • lou29/03/2010 at 21:45

    Good night everyone

    night Kathi :)

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 21:46

    Good night everyone

    Good night Kathi

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 21:46

    Good night everyone

    Night!

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 21:46

    Good night everyone

    night

  • RG29/03/2010 at 21:46

    Good night everyone

    Nighty night

  • me29/03/2010 at 22:05

    @dank_ross

    UK F1 viewers will have to switch mid-race to BBC 2 during this weekend's Malyasian Grand Prix. It being Easter Sunday and all that.

  • Paul29/03/2010 at 22:07

    What a fantastc guy Joe is. I think he would have talked all night

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 22:07

    UK F1 viewers will have to switch mid-race to BBC 2 during this weekend's Malyasian Grand Prix. It being Easter Sunday and all that.

    I saw about this earlier. BBC seems adamant it *has* to be on BBC1 but I doubt putting it all on BBC2 wont confuse anyone, what an odd idea.

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 22:08

    Why don't they just put the whole show on BBC 2? Surely that'd make more sense...

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:08

    UK F1 viewers will have to switch mid-race to BBC 2 during this weekend's Malyasian Grand Prix. It being Easter Sunday and all that.

    that's.... just odd.. i wonder if it will effect the red button? i hope they pick a boring moment to change ;)

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 22:10

    UK F1 viewers will have to switch mid-race to BBC 2 during this weekend's Malyasian Grand Prix. It being Easter Sunday and all that.

    OMG. That is insane

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 22:11

    UK F1 viewers will have to switch mid-race to BBC 2 during this weekend's Malyasian Grand Prix. It being Easter Sunday and all that.

    I saw about this earlier. BBC seems adamant it *has* to be on BBC1 but I doubt putting it all on BBC2 wont confuse anyone, what an odd idea.

    It's a bit awkward for anyone recording it

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 22:11

    that's.... just odd.. i wonder if it will effect the red button? i hope they pick a boring moment to change ;)

    Red button should not be affected

  • RG29/03/2010 at 22:12

    Why don't they just put the whole show on BBC 2? Surely that'd make more sense...

    Must be to make sure the viewers don't fall asleep.

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 22:12

    In an unrelated matter, this is quite nice:

    http://automobiliart.blogspot.com/2010/03/ronnie-peterson-quiet-storm.html

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:12

    Red button should not be affected

    yay :)

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 22:13

    Red button should not be affected

    What about the big blue button?

  • RG29/03/2010 at 22:14

    Right, bed, don't think I plugged this yesterday so I will now, night and lotsa love

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 22:14

    What about the big blue button?

    That has already changed from being an oil transfer pump to being a fuel pump

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 22:15

    Night RG

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:15

    Right, bed, don't think I plugged this yesterday so I will now, night and lotsa love

    night RG

  • emily29/03/2010 at 22:20

    hullo everybody :)

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 22:21

    hullo everybody :)

    Good evening. Feeling better?

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:21

    hullo everybody :)

    you are awake :P

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 22:21

    hullo everybody :)

    Oh hello :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 22:22

    Hello Emily

  • emily29/03/2010 at 22:23

    Good evening. Feeling better?

    yes thank you! have eaten a lot of ice cream and had a nice bath :)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:23

    Oh hello :)

    oh Lukeh... if we are late tomorrow it's her fault... just so you know.

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 22:24

    oh Lukeh... if we are late tomorrow it's her fault... just so you know.

    I'm already blaming her for when we get lost, I just feel bad blaming her for something else!

    I'll just blame that damn Barrowman. But I've already blamed him tonight too!

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 22:25

    yes thank you! have eaten a lot of ice cream and had a nice bath :)

    I am great now since the blister on the tip of my toungue mysteriously vanished on Sunday. Had it for a week and it was getting bigger and sorer and then it disappeared. I don't think it could cope with my lack of sleep

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:26

    I'm already blaming her for when we get lost, I just feel bad blaming her for something else!

    hehehe she wants to buy a game.. and i think there are places nearer charing cross then paddington ;) will text you just before we get on the underground ;)

  • emily29/03/2010 at 22:26

    I am great now since the blister on the tip of my toungue mysteriously vanished on Sunday. Had it for a week and it was getting bigger and sorer and then it disappeared. I don't think it could cope with my lack of sleep

    a blister on your tongue?! :S

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:27

    I am great now since the blister on the tip of my toungue mysteriously vanished on Sunday. Had it for a week and it was getting bigger and sorer and then it disappeared. I don't think it could cope with my lack of sleep

    ouch that seems painful. Jenson obviously cured it.. he's a genius you know ;)

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 22:27

    hehehe she wants to buy a game.. and i think there are places nearer charing cross then paddington ;) will text you just before we get on the underground ;)

    Understandable. When you gotta buy a game, you gotta buy a game.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:28

    Understandable. When you gotta buy a game, you gotta buy a game.

    it's the one you two were chatting about...

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 22:28

    a blister on your tongue?! :S

    Right on the tip of my tongue. Damned annoying because the bandage kept falling off.

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 22:28

    ouch that seems painful. Jenson obviously cured it.. he's a genius you know ;)

    :D

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 22:29

    it's the one you two were chatting about...

    Ohhh I have that already!

    #dissertationdistraction

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 22:29

    UK F1 viewers will have to switch mid-race to BBC 2 during this weekend's Malyasian Grand Prix. It being Easter Sunday and all that.

    Crazy. TV people just don't get it. They must have a big obligation mid-race to do that.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:31

    Ohhh I have that already!

    she was saying that she wanted it, and as she's been ill.. and naomi and i are kind. we decided we'd try get it for her so she can play it on the way home :)

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 22:32

    Good evening podcast lovers

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:33

    i'm watching a reply of Federer's match i already know the result but i keep finding myself thinking things like 'yay go Roger!! it will make Amy happy!!' lol

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 22:34

    i'm watching a reply of Federer's match

    Is that an answer to a game of tennis?

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 22:34

    she was saying that she wanted it, and as she's been ill.. and naomi and i are kind. we decided we'd try get it for her so she can play it on the way home :)

    It'll keep me amused on my train too, so it'll be in my bag all day

    #confidential

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 22:34

    Good evening podcast lovers

    Hi there

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 22:34

    Here's something just for lou

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/genius-jpg

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 22:35

    It looks like I didn't get the Film 2010 job :(

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8593066.stm

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:36

    Is that an answer to a game of tennis?

    replay.. sorry. when i'm tired my dyslexia takes over. lol

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:36

    It looks like I didn't get the Film 2010 job :(

    http://news.bb...rtainment/8593066.stm

    did you apply?

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 22:36

    did you apply?

    I assumed they would come knocking after SidepodRadio

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:37

    Here's something just for lou

    hehehehe :D

  • Lukeh29/03/2010 at 22:39

    I'm gonna head to bed and watch Hot Fuzz :) I'll see you tomorrow lou and em for a super awesome day :D

    Night everyone!

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 22:40

    I'm gonna head to bed and watch Hot Fuzz :) I'll see you tomorrow lou and em for a super awesome day :D

    "Decaffeinated?"

    Night Lukeh

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 22:40

    I assumed they would come knocking after SidepodRadio

    They need a double act like you and Christine

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:40

    Night everyone!

    night Lukeh! see you tomorrow :) xx

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 22:40

    I'm gonna head to bed and watch Hot Fuzz :) I'll see you tomorrow lou and em for a super awesome day :D

    Night Lukeh

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 22:41

    It looks like I didn't get the Film 2010 job :(

    http://news.bb...rtainment/8593066.stm

    Ahhh Miss Claudia - what a wonderful young lady....

    :)

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:41

    em's just seen my jenson calender and noticed that although he has an almost perfect tan.. he has a slight faint/whitish patch on his chest almost the shape of a little ipod nano :D ehehehe

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 22:44

    Night leavers and hello arrivals, while I was busy.

    It looks like I didn't get the Film 2010 job :(

    http://news.bb...rtainment/8593066.stm

    Now I did not expect that choice. Kermode's quotes are interesting..

  • Andy Taylor29/03/2010 at 22:44

    em's just seen my jenson calender and noticed that although he has an almost perfect tan.. he has a slight faint/whitish patch on his chest almost the shape of a little ipod nano :D ehehehe

    Hehe.

  • emily29/03/2010 at 22:44

    I'm gonna head to bed and watch Hot Fuzz :) I'll see you tomorrow lou and em for a super awesome day :D

    night lukeh :)

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 22:49

    I have a strong desire to visit the States very soon and pick up an iPad, while I'm there

    *Must. Resist*

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:50

    I have a strong desire to visit the States very soon and pick up an iPad, while I'm there

    when is it coming to the UK

  • emily29/03/2010 at 22:50

    when is it coming to the UK

    with the space cube

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:51

    when is it coming to the UK

    there should have been a question mark there... sorry, my typing/thinking is awful

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:51

    with the space cube

    sssshhhhhhhh

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 22:51

    when is it coming to the UK

    "Late April" is the official word

    Deliveries have aleady sold out for the first 9 days in the U.S.

    Pre-Orders limited to 2 per order and must collect before 3pm on the day

  • Andy Taylor29/03/2010 at 22:51

    when is it coming to the UK

    Still waiting to hear for definite.

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 22:51

    with the space cube

    Huh?

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:52

    Still waiting to hear for definite.

    :(

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 22:52

    Still waiting to hear for definite.

    It's annoying how much buzz there is already this week as they gear up for Saturday's launch

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 22:53

    Still waiting to hear for definite.

    Andy, have you gone for 10.6.3 yet?

    I usually wait a couple of days

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:53

    Huh?

    i tried to explain this to her a moment ago, but all that came out was 'tiny space cube'...

  • Andy Taylor29/03/2010 at 22:53

    It's annoying how much buzz there is already this week as they gear up for Saturday's launch

    Indeed. For those who want to know precisely when the iPad will arrive in the UK, go here to sign up: http://www.apple.com/uk/ipad/notify-me/

  • emily29/03/2010 at 22:53

    i tried to explain this to her a moment ago, but all that came out was 'tiny space cube'...

    tiny space cubes in space.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:54

    tiny space cubes in space.

    :D

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 22:54

    Indeed. For those who want to know precisely when the iPad will arrive in the UK, go here to sign up: http://www.apple.com/uk/ipad/notify-me/

    I did that, as did Giggles

    We were both a little miffed when they emailed us when U.S. pre-orders started :(

  • Andy Taylor29/03/2010 at 22:54

    Andy, have you gone for 10.6.3 yet?

    Downloading it now

  • me29/03/2010 at 22:55

    Andy, have you gone for 10.6.3 yet?

    Downloading it now

    mine's installed. all good.

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 22:55

    Downloading it now

    I'm grabbing the Combo as we speak and waiting for feedback

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 22:55

    tiny space cubes in space.

    Are they for baby Borgs?

  • emily29/03/2010 at 22:55

    :D

    i'll be quiet about the space cubes now.

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 22:57

    i tried to explain this to her a moment ago, but all that came out was 'tiny space cube'...

    Space Kerb Sweeper

    Nice

    A planet about 60 billion light years away will be really upset with us in the distant future when the debris hits some of their equipment

  • Andy Taylor29/03/2010 at 22:57

    Are they for baby Borgs?

    :D

  • lou29/03/2010 at 22:57

    i'll be quiet about the space cubes now.

    hehehe

  • emily29/03/2010 at 22:58

    A planet about 60 billion light years away will be really upset with us in the distant future when the debris hits some of their equipment

    especially because the piece of equipment was tuned to reveal the release date of the ipad. :( now they'll never know...

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 23:00

    The space cube thing confused me because I thought you were talking about cube sats.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CubeSat

    I heard the spacehack woman talking about them on a Dr Kiki show a few weeks ago. I love the idea of spachack

    http://spacehack.org/

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:01

    I'm grabbing the Combo as we speak and waiting for feedback

    i just did that. i said all good ;)

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:02

    i just did that. i said all good ;)

    Didn't realise the update included a 'can of air' ;)

  • emily29/03/2010 at 23:02

    I heard the spacehack woman talking about them on a Dr Kiki show a few weeks ago. I love the idea of spachack

    that site is awesome. build your own satellite! ...lou we need one.

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:03

    It's annoying how much buzz there is already this week as they gear up for Saturday's launch

    The Guided Tours will have to suffice, for now

  • Leigh O'Gorman29/03/2010 at 23:04

    Question for everyone here:

    Is there a leading site to buy GP tickets apart from the official F1 site?

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 23:05

    that site is awesome. build your own satellite! ...lou we need one.

    We really need a sidepodsat

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:05

    Didn't realise the update included a 'can of air' ;)

    it says "improve printing reliability". however, it hasn't fixed any of my printing issues.

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:06

    it says "improve printing reliability". however, it hasn't fixed any of my printing issues.

    People still print?

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:06

    that site is awesome. build your own satellite! ...lou we need one.

    i'm just trying to get over the fact you said you want a space burial...

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:06

    i'm just trying to get over the fact you said you want a space burial...

    That sounds like a great idea!!

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:06

    People still print?

    sadly. and snow leopard wastes a shed load of paper.

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:07

    People still print?

    my dad does... :( he prints ALL of his emails... and then shreds them :( *cries*

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 23:07

    i'm just trying to get over the fact you said you want a space burial...

    What's wrong with that? Apart from the sail thing sending her out to ruin the satellites of someone 60 million light years away

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:07

    That sounds like a great idea!!

    O.o... but...

  • emily29/03/2010 at 23:07

    That sounds like a great idea!!

    thank you! how cool does a space burial sound?

  • emily29/03/2010 at 23:07

    What's wrong with that? Apart from the sail thing sending her out to ruin the satellites of someone 60 million light years away

    that sounds like me. irritating to the end ;)

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:07

    thank you! how cool does a space burial sound?

    I quite like the burn up on re-entry option ;)

  • Andy Taylor29/03/2010 at 23:07

    it says "improve printing reliability". however, it hasn't fixed any of my printing issues.

    What printing issues do you have?

  • Pat W29/03/2010 at 23:08

    Question for everyone here:

    Is there a leading site to buy GP tickets apart from the official F1 site?

    Go to the website of the event.

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 23:08

    Some people even have their ashes put in a firework rocket and go out with a bang but being blasted into space is better.

  • Andy Taylor29/03/2010 at 23:09

    my dad does... :( he prints ALL of his emails... and then shreds them :( *cries*

    Oh FFS. Would he stop if he could read them on a portable device of some sort?

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:09

    What printing issues do you have?

    same as ever. light grey prints out black and "print more than one copy", prints one copy and then spits out blank pages. it's been broken since snowy and was fine in non-snowy. tis rubbish.

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:09

    Some people even have their ashes put in a firework rocket and go out with a bang but being blasted into space is better.

    A la Gene Rodenberry

  • Andy Taylor29/03/2010 at 23:09

    thank you! how cool does a space burial sound?

    How does that work? Burial implies digging a hole in the ground.

  • Bassano29/03/2010 at 23:10

    my dad does... :( he prints ALL of his emails... and then shreds them :( *cries*

    How many envelopes does he use each month for his 'forwards'?

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:10

    Oh FFS. Would he stop if he could read them on a portable device of some sort?

    no, probably not... some he just likes to read... like letters, and others he likes to write all over and the file away... then shred. Not only does he waste my precious ink but he also wastes trees! :(

  • lou29/03/2010 at 23:10

    How many envelopes does he use each month for his 'forwards'?

    :D hehehe

  • Steven Roy29/03/2010 at 23:12

    How does that work? Burial implies digging a hole in the ground.

    They dig a hole in space. Or I suppose you could get buried in a black hole.

  • Andy Taylor29/03/2010 at 23:12

    same as ever. light grey prints out black and "print more than one copy", prints one copy and then spits out blank pages. it's been broken since snowy and was fine in non-snowy. tis rubbish.

    I've not had any problems. Sounds like a driver issue, but check this out:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3134

  • me29/03/2010 at 23:14

    I've not had any problems. Sounds like a driver issue, but check this out:

    appreciate it, but it's not that. have given up hope. i just keep my fingers crossed every time a promised improvement arrives, but no dice.

  • Andy Taylor29/03/2010 at 23:16

    appreciate it, but it's not that. have given up hope. i just keep my fingers crossed every time a promised improvement arrives, but no dice.

    Which printer do you have?

  • Alex Andronov30/03/2010 at 05:45

    I apparently have been decoded:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8593000/8593789.stm

    Morning everyone :)

  • RubberGoat30/03/2010 at 06:46

    I apparently have been decoded:

    http://news.bb...d_8593000/8593789.stm

    Morning everyone :)

    Giggles could also allow hyenas to recruit allies, for instance when one or two hyenas are outnumbered by lions fighting over the same kill.

    Can you really? ;)