Yesterday was a bit mad, wasn't it? Launching and testing at the same time is quite a push, and it's no wonder Toro Rosso suffered some reliability issues. Anyway, today we just have testing to keep an eye on, and so far it's looking pretty interesting. Keep an eye on the dedicated threads for all the info. Meanwhile, here are some of the things we're discussing:

  • Talking of testing, Mr C pointed out yesterday that we saw the largest spike of traffic ever on Sidepodcast since we started - even bigger than when Lewis Hamilton took the championship in that oh-so-epic Brazil GP in 2008. I want to imagine this is down to a rejuvenated interest in F1 that isn't down to Schumacher, but... I can't really fool myself like that. Still, yay for F1!
  • Joe announced plans for A Formula 1 Evening With... which will see the man meet a limited number of Formula One fans in London, to discuss all things motor sport over a drink or three. There's a dedicated page should you need more detail.
  • Lukeh has been covering the launches pretty well so far, and yesterday he got to not only cover a brand new STR, but also the appearance of Rubens in his new Williams seat. Technically, Williams haven't done the whole launch thing and we've only seen a couple of leaked photographs before so seeing the new car in action was pretty good.
  • This weekend's F1 Debrief went up last night, and there's plenty of fine chatter in there, including my thoughts on the new Renault colours, and shock, horror, some compliments for Autosport. We even scored the launches out of 10, and intend to do more of the same! Let us know your scores, if you feel like it, in that thread.
  • I also want to highlight James Allen's Twitter thing, which is pretty impressive. we've heard mixed feelings about it so far, but whether you're a fan or not, it's quite the sight when you first check it out!

That should do for now. We'll be around all day following the action in Valencia, so I will see you in the comments.

566 responses

  • Alianora La Canta02/02/2010 at 00:27

    Who'd have thought that testing was so popular? Good to see Felipe back to his best and beating Michael though :)

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 00:28

    Who'd have thought that testing was so popular? Good to see Felipe back to his best and beating Michael though :)

    Now thinking about it, I think a lot of it had to do with five teams debuting cars.

    Speaking of car launches, I have an idea for USF1.

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 00:30

    Now thinking about it, I think a lot of it had to do with five teams debuting cars.

    Speaking of car launches, I have an idea for USF1.

    In addition to the comeback of he who's name shall not be mentioned.

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 00:31

    Now thinking about it, I think a lot of it had to do with five teams debuting cars.

    Speaking of car launches, I have an idea for USF1.

    I love the new header

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 00:38
  • rafoush102/02/2010 at 03:17

    Footage of the first day of testing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4z2Vx6hniw

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 03:31

    Footage of the first day of testing.

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=t4z2Vx6hniw

    Thank you!

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 05:19

    Footage of the first day of testing.http://www.you...m/watch?v=t4z2Vx6hniw

    Even more from reliable testing vid source yossidlr:

    http://www.youtube.com/yossidl

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 05:19
  • me02/02/2010 at 06:37

    alex... why are you yesterday's news?

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 06:38

    alex... why are you yesterday's news?

    :D Heh. Morning, Mr C. It's unusual seeing you up this early.

  • me02/02/2010 at 06:39

    :D Heh. Morning, Mr C. It's unusual seeing you up this early.

    never been so busy in my life!

  • me02/02/2010 at 06:46

    am assuming this is what lee is announcing today:

    Scotland's Paul di Resta will be unveiled on Tuesday as Force India's reserve driver for the 2010 season.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8492593.stm

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 06:50

    "Di Resta secures Force India role: Scotland's Paul di Resta will be unveiled as Force India's reserve driver for t... http://bit.ly/akBv3B"

    - Tweet from BBCF1 coverage.

    ... and then there was five seats left. [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

  • me02/02/2010 at 06:53

    am confused by you maths dan. i thought there were two seats remaining?

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 06:56

    Sorry. This is how I meant it.

    One USF1 drive

    One USF1 test driver

    One Campos drive

    One Campos test driver

    One Sauber test driver

    That is of course if I am wrong?

  • me02/02/2010 at 06:57

    That is of course if I am wrong?

    oooh. i wasn't counting test driver roles as free seats. am on the same page now.

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 06:57

    Ah... Soz... There had just been so few comments since last night it was easy to read along which meant my habit changed.

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 06:57

    oooh. i wasn't counting test driver roles as free seats. am on the same page now.

    and so am i :)

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 06:57

    Ah... Soz... There had just been so few comments since last night it was easy to read along which meant my habit changed.

    Yeah, Sidepodnights are not very lively.

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 06:58

    never been so busy in my life!

    That's a good thing, right? :)

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 06:58

    Yeah, Sidepodnights are not very lively.

    last night especially it seemed.

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 06:58

    last night especially it seemed.

    but that's because I was commenting quite late

  • me02/02/2010 at 06:58

    and so am i :)

    haha. to answer your earlier comment. the ipad is going to make a fantastic teleprompting solution.

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 06:59

    Morning,

    Minus 10 Andronov today!

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 06:59

    last night especially it seemed.

    that after the busiest day in the site's history? i'm guessing everyone just got dog-tired.

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 06:59

    haha. to answer your earlier comment. the ipad is going to make a fantastic teleprompting solution.

    It really is! And with the ability to control it from the touch you'll have lots of opertunity to alter the script at the last minute

    #confidentialfromchristine

  • me02/02/2010 at 06:59

    That's a good thing, right? :)

    i guess. but this week we has fulltime jobs, fulltime sidepodjobs and we're putting in some spc overtime.

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 06:59

    Minus 10 Andronov today!

    blinking heckfire!

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 07:00

    i guess. but this week we has fulltime jobs, fulltime sidepodjobs and we're putting in some spc overtime.

    zzzz

  • me02/02/2010 at 07:00

    It really is! And with the ability to control it from the touch you'll have lots of opertunity to alter the script at the last minute

    but the ability to scroll from the itouch is probably more interesting.

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 07:00

    i guess. but this week we has fulltime jobs, fulltime sidepodjobs and we're putting in some spc overtime.

    Ahhh. That is very true.

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 07:00

    haha. to answer your earlier comment. the ipad is going to make a fantastic teleprompting solution.

    I was think about it today, it really is the ultimate photographer's gizmo. You can show clients photos in a large portable screen and e-mail proofs to them if need be. It will just cement Apple hold on the creative community.

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 07:01

    but the ability to scroll from the itouch is probably more interesting.

    in reality yes

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 07:01

    I was think about it today, it really is the ultimate photographer's gizmo. You can show clients photos in a large portable screen and e-mail proofs to them if need be. It will just cement Apple hold on the creative community.

    especially as you can attach your camera and save off everything from it

  • me02/02/2010 at 07:01

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/02/02/valencia-testing-day-two-february-2010/

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 07:02

    especially as you can attach your camera and save off everything from it

    Thank god I am not shooting for a living anymore. I would go broke.

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 07:33

    Minus 10 Andronov today!

    blinking heckfire!

    Indeed. However the cold is OK, the worst is when you get into plus degrees because everything melts and you get ice!

  • F1Wolf02/02/2010 at 07:35

    Minus 10 Andronov today!

    +20 , but the clouds and wind and humidity it barely feels like +19

  • James02/02/2010 at 07:41

    360 of the this years Ferrari http://www.ferrari.com/English/Scuderia/Formula_1/Pages/vtF10.aspx

    the diffuser is covered ;)

  • me02/02/2010 at 07:41

    360 of the this years Ferrari http://www.fer...la_1/Pages/vtF10.aspx

    tasty!

  • me02/02/2010 at 07:43

    we were bemused during the night about abu dhabi being popular. now someone has decided it was really bahrain:

    http://www.sportbusiness.com/news/171698/champions-league-tops-super-bowl-tv-audience

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 07:45

    we were bemused during the night about abu dhabi being popular. now someone has decided it was really bahrain:

    http://www.spo...uper-bowl-tv-audience

    I was watching 'The Damned United' at the weekend (brilliant film BTW) and I remarked how much football had changed since the 70's - I know it was rough but I don't like all this Champions League Prima Donna stuff :(

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 08:31

    Morning. Are we ready for some testing? :)

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 08:55

    I can't believe I didn't put Groundhog Day in the daily.

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 08:55

    I can't believe I didn't put Groundhog Day in the daily.

    Fourth best Bill Murray film ever.

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 08:58

    Fourth best Bill Murray film ever.

    Behind?

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 09:04

    Behind?

    1: Rushmore (is the movie)

    2: Caddyshack (would of been number one if he was in it more)

    3: What about Bob (which I think you would love Christine)

    4: Groundhog Day

    5: Lost in Translation

    6: Ghostbusters

    7: Stripes

    8: Where the buffalo roam

    9: The life aquatic

    10: meatballs

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 09:05

    1: Rushmore (is the movie)

    2: Caddyshack (would of been number one if he was in it more)

    3: What about Bob (which I think you would love Christine)


    Ah, interesting. I have only seen 4-6, so I will add your top three to my list, if they're not already on there :)

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 09:06

    1: Rushmore (is the movie)

    I thought of something else when you said that - and it made me GRRR!

    What about the Royal Tenebaums?

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 09:07

    What about the Royal Tenebaums?

    Immediately disqualified because it has Ben Stiller in it.

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 09:07

    Immediately disqualified because it has Ben Stiller in it.

    Hehehe!

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 09:08

    What about the Royal Tenebaums?

    Immediately disqualified because it has Ben Stiller in it.

    LOL!

    And the token Wilson brother that accompanies every film he is in?

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 09:14

    What about the Royal Tenebaums?

    It's funny we mention Wes Anderson movies. One of my friends work for Wes Anderson for a while when he made "The Life Aquatic." I've asked her about Bill Murray since she was probably annoyed by the question by now.

    Odd thing, she is flying to the UK next month to attend the world ukulele festival.

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 09:16

    "I've NEVER asked her about Bill Murray since she was probably annoyed by the question by now.

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 09:35

    News away from testing

    The F1 Commission has approved the changes to the points, tyre rules and double diffuser rules that AUTOSPORT predicted. Story coming soon

    Grr changes grr.

  • me02/02/2010 at 09:35

    The F1 Commission has approved the changes to the points, tyre rules and double diffuser rules that AUTOSPORT predicted. Story coming soon

    it's that predicted word again :(

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 09:35

    Also good to see the return of successful F1 journalism predicition ;)

  • Amy02/02/2010 at 09:35

    it's that predicted word again :(

    grrrrr

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 09:36

    News away from testing

    The F1 Commission has approved the changes to the points, tyre rules and double diffuser rules that AUTOSPORT predicted. Story coming soon

    Grr changes grr.

    That was the other post I had planned to do.

    So now I have:

    - 2009 Driver Rankings

    - 2009/10 Changes in Fantasy Racers

    - Points system comparisons

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 09:36

    The F1 Commission has approved the changes to the points, tyre rules and double diffuser rules that AUTOSPORT predicted. Story coming soon

    I am not saying that AUTOSPORT is way too self congratulatory, but they would break the word off their dead grandmother to pat themselves on the back.

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 09:37

    I am not saying that AUTOSPORT is way too self congratulatory, but they would break the ARM off their dead grandmother to pat themselves on the back.

    I need to go to bed soon. Fading fast.

  • Dank02/02/2010 at 09:44

    I am not saying that AUTOSPORT is way too self congratulatory, but they would break the word off their dead grandmother to pat themselves on the back.

    Genuine LOL from me :-)

  • me02/02/2010 at 09:58

    I am not saying that AUTOSPORT is way too self congratulatory, but they would break the word off their dead grandmother to pat themselves on the back.

    :P

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 09:59

    I am not saying that AUTOSPORT is way too self congratulatory, but they would break the word off their dead grandmother to pat themselves on the back.

    :P

    Wow, they are true prophets and definitive selectors at the same time ;)

  • me02/02/2010 at 10:00

    Wow, they are true prophets and definitive selectors at the same time ;)

    they didn't predict james allens twitter thing though. that would've made a much better castrol rankings.

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 10:00

    LG survey done. Where is my money?

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 10:01

    Wow, they are true prophets and definitive selectors at the same time ;)

    they didn't predict james allens twitter thing though. that would've made a much better castrol rankings.

    Surely if you use the Castrol Rankings on James Allen, he would have started last year about 300th and ended up in the top 50?

  • me02/02/2010 at 10:04

    LG survey done. Where is my money?

    ooh, how quickly did you fill it in?

  • me02/02/2010 at 10:05

    Surely if you use the Castrol Rankings on James Allen, he would have started last year about 300th and ended up in the top 50?

    hehe!

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 10:07

    ooh, how quickly did you fill it in?

    it's looong, but similar to the ones they did before so you can click through it reasonably fast.

  • Amy02/02/2010 at 10:11

    it's looong, but similar to the ones they did before so you can click through it reasonably fast.

    I like that Kimi is still in the list of 'who is the main driver that you follow'

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 10:12

    I like that Kimi is still in the list of 'who is the main driver that you follow'

    Yes and for the list-sponsors-thing I put all of his personal sponsors. Take that Kimi-less F1!

  • Amy02/02/2010 at 10:13

    Yes and for the list-sponsors-thing I put all of his personal sponsors. Take that Kimi-less F1!

    I did the same thing. "Ha! See what you are missing?"

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 10:15

    Yes and for the list-sponsors-thing I put all of his personal sponsors. Take that Kimi-less F1!

    I did the same thing. "Ha! See what you are missing?"

    It's not F1's fault he's not there - he said himself he had offers and he didn't take them.

    He wants to be in rallying, I am sure of it after last weekend...

  • Amy02/02/2010 at 10:16

    He wants to be in rallying, I am sure of it after last weekend...

    oh for sure, but I still miss him :(

  • Amy02/02/2010 at 10:17

    "Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) was one of the technical innovations introduced in 2009 but it will not present in 2010"

    fail.

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 10:17

    He wants to be in rallying, I am sure of it after last weekend...

    oh for sure, but I still miss him :(

    So do I. But with him and Ken Block in the WRC I have decided I will be watching it again...

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 10:19

    Pluggety plug - http://gridwalktalk.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/nico-get-out-of-there/

  • me02/02/2010 at 10:20

    Pluggety plug - http://gridwal...ico-get-out-of-there/

    blimey. are you and rg having some kinda competition?

  • Amy02/02/2010 at 10:20

    So do I. But with him and Ken Block in the WRC I have decided I will be watching it again...

    I wouldn't even know how to watch it here, I don't think its on TV at all. Maybe its on pay tv.

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 10:21

    So do I. But with him and Ken Block in the WRC I have decided I will be watching it again...

    I wouldn't even know how to watch it here, I don't think its on TV at all. Maybe its on pay tv.

    Hmm I dunno either.

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 10:21

    blimey. are you and rg having some kinda competition?

    It must be part of the sauber brawn deal that we mentally agreed on

  • me02/02/2010 at 10:21

    It must be part of the sauber brawn deal that we mentally agreed on

    ahhhhhh

  • KerbRider02/02/2010 at 10:38

    vid of the test y/day

  • KerbRider02/02/2010 at 10:39

    here

    http://axisofoversteer.blogspot.com/

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 11:05

    I think Kimi 'forgot' to show something in the video on his website: http://www.kimiraikkonen.com/videos/2.asp

    youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h712sTnv5mo

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 11:07

    Morning :)

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 11:13

    I have realised this is my first day off since I was in Dubai. I am proper knackered!

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 11:17

    I have realised this is my first day off since I was in Dubai. I am proper knackered!

    caught up on work from the holiday?

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 11:18

    caught up on work from the holiday?

    Eurgh not really. I've sacked someone and sorted out most of the mess they left me to come back to. Alas that means I have to find time for interviews.

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 11:23

    I looked at that tweet aggregator thingy and it seems to be going on about those qualifying more highly being given less tyres?

  • RoyBoy02/02/2010 at 11:25

    I looked at that tweet aggregator thingy and it seems to be going on about those qualifying more highly being given less tyres?

    I heard that the leaders would have to start the race on the quali tyres.

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 11:28

    I looked at that tweet aggregator thingy and it seems to be going on about those qualifying more highly being given less tyres?

    I heard that the leaders would have to start the race on the quali tyres.

    Instead of locking in a fuel load, the Q3 drivers have to start the race on the tyres they qualified with.

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 11:29

    Instead of locking in a fuel load, the Q3 drivers have to start the race on the tyres they qualified with.

    Riiiiight. Why?

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 11:34

    Instead of locking in a fuel load, the Q3 drivers have to start the race on the tyres they qualified with.

    Riiiiight. Why?

    To promote overtaking I think..

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 11:37

    To promote overtaking I think..

    But not among the leaders/challengers for the race win? Awesome.... You always got a bit of a raw deal being 9th and 10th I guess.....

  • Jon Waldock02/02/2010 at 11:51

    Goodmorning Sidepodcast!

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 12:12

    FIF1 announce Di Resta as reserve driver: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81209

  • me02/02/2010 at 12:24

    i'm not sure this counts as writing history: http://www.stefangp.com/news006.html

    but worth a read all the same!

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 12:25

    i'm not sure this counts as writing history: http://www.stefangp.com/news006.html

    They're completely mad!

  • me02/02/2010 at 12:26

    They're completely mad!

    P.S. Phil, pick up your jacket

    love it!

  • Jon Waldock02/02/2010 at 12:26

    They're completely mad!

    or are they? you dont send that much equipment to the first race without being pretty sure someones not going to be there

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 12:26

    i'm not sure this counts as writing history: http://www.stefangp.com/news006.html

    Hehehe

    I saw all Bernie's trailers in Abu Dhabi. I think he'd left them there in a shockingly sensible move to cut airmiles!

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 12:26

    i'm not sure this counts as writing history: http://www.stefangp.com/news006.html

    but worth a read all the same!

    This is like Phoenix Grand Prix all over again!

    Love the bit at the end of the badly written release:

    P.S. Phil, pick up your jacket

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 12:26

    or are they? you dont send that much equipment to the first race without being pretty sure someones not going to be there

    Nope, I'm going with mad. They continue to make me laugh with comments like Phil pick up your jacket.

  • Jon Waldock02/02/2010 at 12:26

    http://www.stefangp.com/jobs.html

    Read at the bottom ;)

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 12:27

    http://www.stefangp.com/jobs.html

    Read at the bottom ;)

    I don't think you are legally allowed to say that?

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 12:27

    Read at the bottom ;)

    Yeah I was just looking at that :D

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 12:27

    They're completely mad!

    Hehehe!

    Most people that want to play at being in F1 just get a Scalextric or something.

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 12:28

    I don't think you are legally allowed to say that?

    Oh well! That makes them even funnier :D

  • Lorenzo02/02/2010 at 12:28

    How about "slightly advantage if you can speak English properly".

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 12:28

    I don't think you are legally allowed to say that?

    No I guess "Experience an advatage ;)" would have been more appropriate....

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 12:28

    or are they? you dont send that much equipment to the first race without being pretty sure someones not going to be there

    Nope, I'm going with mad. They continue to make me laugh with comments like Phil pick up your jacket.

    If they send a turnkey operation to Bahrain, do some testing and then a team does not turn up, it will be a hard sell for them not to be allowed to qualify I reckon...

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 12:29

    If they send a turnkey operation to Bahrain, do some testing and then a team does not turn up, it will be a hard sell for them not to be allowed to qualify I reckon...

    I think it would be a harder sell to the teams to let them qualify. They don't have an entry, after all.

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 12:29

    As pointed out by Mr C last week, Mr Stefanovic has found his car

    http://www.stefangp.com/images/news004pic001.jpg

    I heart that photo.

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 12:29

    If they send a turnkey operation to Bahrain, do some testing and then a team does not turn up, it will be a hard sell for them not to be allowed to qualify I reckon...

    I think it would be a harder sell to the teams to let them qualify. They don't have an entry, after all.

    I have a feeling they will get one...

  • Lorenzo02/02/2010 at 12:31

    They should just come out and say..."if there are any ex-toyota people out there who may or may not have an ignition key in their possession, you will be looked upon favorably throughout the interview process"

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 12:32

    They should just come out and say..."if there are any ex-toyota people out there who may or may not have an ignition key in their possession, you will be looked upon favorably throughout the interview process"

    "Also, does anyone know how to operate the Autoclave and drive the transporter?"

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 12:32

    OK this week's Friday fun has to be something to do with StefanGP job applications and appropriate skills!

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 12:33

    OK this week's Friday fun has to be something to do with StefanGP job applications and appropriate skills!

    :D

  • me02/02/2010 at 12:34

    OK this week's Friday fun has to be something to do with StefanGP job applications and appropriate skills!

    :)

  • me02/02/2010 at 12:35

    "Also, does anyone know how to operate the Autoclave and drive the transporter?"

    worryingly, the website is still better than campos meta's.

  • Jon Waldock02/02/2010 at 12:36

    worryingly, the website is still better than campos meta's.

    scarily so, it looks like I built it

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 12:36

    "Also, does anyone know how to operate the Autoclave and drive the transporter?"

    worryingly, the website is still better than campos meta's.

    That's because they will replace them on the grid!

    The fact that Tony Teixera (he who helped mess up A1GP) is getting involved with Campos is kinda like the final nail in the coffin!

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 12:36

    scarily so, it looks like I built it

    Did you used to work for Toyota at all?

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 12:38

    scarily so, it looks like I built it

    Did you used to work for Toyota at all?

    No Lukeh, you should have said:

    "Are you worked ex-Toyota F1 before?"

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 12:38

    "Are you worked ex-Toyota F1 before?"

    Hehehehe :)

  • Lorenzo02/02/2010 at 12:38

    "Are you worked ex-Toyota F1 before?"

    :-)

  • me02/02/2010 at 12:39

    also, this may not be new. but on the usf1 blog:

    Scott Bennett is one of US F1 Team's senior designers... Bennett also designs a line of furniture which can be seen at housefish.com.

    what? i mean, everyone needs a hobby, but...

    http://www.usgpe.com/blog.html

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 12:40

    what? i mean, everyone needs a hobby, but...

    You can't make toasters out of settees

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 12:43

    yesterday I bought my first piece of merchandise in my entire life and it's just arrived: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/00001-jpg-2

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 12:44

    yesterday I bought my first piece of merchandise in my entire life and it's just arrived: http://drop.io...ast/asset/00001-jpg-2

    Hehehe

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 12:45

    yesterday I bought my first piece of merchandise in my entire life and it's just arrived: http://drop.io...ast/asset/00001-jpg-2

    Awesome!

    My mum got me this mini remote control rally car for Christmas as a silly present... it's about the same size as that but it's basically miniature Kimi :P

  • Nick in Dubai02/02/2010 at 12:53

    It wasnt my fault!

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 12:54

    It wasnt my fault!

    Hello Nick

    Did you hear Michael Schumacher might be replacing Felipe Massa at the European GP? I hope not...

  • Flabbergash02/02/2010 at 13:10

    Afternoon all - I have a quick question... on the MP4-25 it looks like the shark-fin is connected to the rear spoiler... it can't be, can it?!

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 13:11

    Afternoon all - I have a quick question... on the MP4-25 it looks like the shark-fin is connected to the rear spoiler... it can't be, can it?!

    I believe it is, based on what we saw at the launch anyways

  • Flabbergash02/02/2010 at 13:11

    I believe it is, based on what we saw at the launch anyways

    Is it just me or is that a catastrophically bad idea

  • Lorenzo02/02/2010 at 13:14

    Is it just me or is that a catastrophically bad idea

    Didn't RBR have something similar in 09 from time to time, unless my memory fails me. Seemed to work out just fine for them.

  • Amy02/02/2010 at 13:22

    boo i cant sleep :(

  • Flabbergash02/02/2010 at 13:23

    boo i cant sleep :(

    vodka helps

  • Amy02/02/2010 at 13:24

    there is none in the house!

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 13:27

    boo i cant sleep :(

    We could sing you a lullaby?

  • Flabbergash02/02/2010 at 13:28

    We could sing you a lullaby?

    Felipe Baby...

  • Flabbergash02/02/2010 at 13:29

    Also, what's with the sail ontop of the Ferrari air intake?

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 13:30

    Phil saw a shadow :(

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 13:35

    Phil saw a shadow :(

    It's groundhog day?

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 13:36

    It's groundhog day?

    http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/02/02/off-to-see-the-groundhog-2/

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 13:37

    http://smarter...-see-the-groundhog-2/

    Oooh okay! I'm glad he thinks there's going to be winter as it's currently snowing outside!

  • Kostia02/02/2010 at 14:12

    Yep I am in realtime, clicking doesn't on the comment does not put it as a quote, it doesn't appear.

    Probably just me being stupid, everybody else's is working.

  • me02/02/2010 at 14:14

    Yep I am in realtime, clicking doesn't on the comment does not put it as a quote, it doesn't appear.

    hmm, could be a browser thing. i know IE has trouble.

    are you hitting reply each time, or using the quick comment button?

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 14:14

    Yep I am in realtime, clicking doesn't on the comment does not put it as a quote, it doesn't appear.

    Are you pressing reply under the comment you want to quote? It doesn't work if you use the quick comment button at the top.

  • Kostia02/02/2010 at 14:15

    DUH! I am stupid.. there all better.

    Thanks Alison and Mr. C

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 14:16

    Thanks Alison and Mr. C

    You do then have to click the text you want to quote yeah?

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 14:17

    DUH! I am stupid.. there all better.

    Thanks Alison and Mr. C

    No you're not. The only stupid thing to do here would be to NOT say anything...

  • Kostia02/02/2010 at 14:17

    Thanks Alison and Mr. C

    Yes ok

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 14:18

    No you're not. The only stupid thing to do here would be to NOT say anything...

    I remember being very confused at first! It's all a bit like "why do you all get cool boxes? I want boxes"

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 14:29

    Proper snowing outside now!

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 14:31

    I might have missed this when skim-reading earlier...

    "Stefan Grand Prix...becomes the first team in F1 history who did send a 40 foot container full of equipment to the race in Bahrain without having entry for 2010 season"

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/81210

  • Alianora La Canta02/02/2010 at 14:36

    we were bemused during the night about abu dhabi being popular. now someone has decided it was really bahrain: {Comment #42}

    Oh well. One overpromoted, underspectated and low-on-racing sandy site is much like another, eh?

  • Alianora La Canta02/02/2010 at 14:50

    I've given up trying to fill in the F1 survey for today. The last straw was seeing the question "If a race was at an inconvenient time (too early or too late), would you record it?" Evidently it:

    a) failed to notice I'd indicated that no time was too early or too late on the previous question and

    b) failed to notice that I'd indicated that I was from the UK in the first question and therefore don't need to record races because those nice people at the BBC do it for me...

    I'll try again another day when I've calmed down.

  • Alianora La Canta02/02/2010 at 14:53

    Love the bit at the end of the badly written release:

    P.S. Phil, pick up your jacket {Comment #105}

    I hope that jacket wasn't supposed to be in the cargo container...

    ...Seriously, could someone please introduce these people to Twitter? They'd have 10,000 followers before they could say "Bahrain"!

  • Alianora La Canta02/02/2010 at 14:54

    I don't think you are legally allowed to say that? {Comment #108}

    In the EU you're not. However, Stefan GP lives in Serbia, which isn't in the EU...

  • Alianora La Canta02/02/2010 at 14:56

    How about "slightly advantage if you can speak English properly" {Comment #112}

    I doubt Toyota would have employed anyone who couldn't speak English to a more acceptable standard than has been displayed in Stefan GP press releases thus far, so you could argue that "ex-Toyota an advantage" already covers this point...

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 14:59

    I've given up trying to fill in the F1 survey for today. The last straw was seeing the question "If a race was at an inconvenient time (too early or too late), would you record it?" Evidently it:

    Conclusion: FOTA are not #MFC

  • Alianora La Canta02/02/2010 at 14:59

    If they send a turnkey operation to Bahrain, do some testing and then a team does not turn up, it will be a hard sell for them not to be allowed to qualify I reckon... {Comment #114}

    I think if, for example, Campos decided it couldn't afford to be a F1 team any more, then sending stuff now means that Stefan GP has half a chance of honouring a commitment to enter a team. If Stefan GP purchased an entry, the teams wouldn't be able to stop it from qualifying... ...but a lack of preparation on Stefan's on part could. After all, it takes weeks for the boat stuff to arrive in Bahrain.

  • Alianora La Canta02/02/2010 at 14:59

    Conclusion: FOTA are not #MFC {Comment #166}

    Agreed :(

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 15:18

    In the EU you're not. However, Stefan GP lives in Serbia, which isn't in the EU...

    but they have an hq in Germany, right?

  • RoyBoy02/02/2010 at 15:32

    That should of said "front & rear wing"

    That should have said "should have said" ;o)

  • Paul Convery02/02/2010 at 15:34

    That should have said "should have said" ;o)

    Lol Shall I go and hide in the corner?

  • Paul Convery02/02/2010 at 15:48

    I still don't understand how Force India are going to run Paul di Resta during the Friday practice sessions...

  • Kostia02/02/2010 at 15:52

    From http://directo.thef1.es/tests/

    Translated on google - "Did you recently Lewis Hamilton out on track with the diffuser paraffin soaked green as we saw last year! Problems at McLaren?"

  • Jon "Is Not Very Observant" Waldock02/02/2010 at 15:53

    Translated on google - "Did you recently Lewis Hamilton out on track with the diffuser paraffin soaked green as we saw last year! Problems at McLaren?"

    apart from that being awful english, theres nout to worry about, its green paint to see airflow.

  • me02/02/2010 at 15:54

    apart from that being awful english, theres nout to worry about, its green paint to see airflow.

    it is. but no-one else is using it.

  • James02/02/2010 at 15:54

    Translated on google - "Did you recently Lewis Hamilton out on track with the diffuser paraffin soaked green as we saw last year! Problems at McLaren?"

    apart from that being awful english, theres nout to worry about, its green paint to see airflow.

    Agreed, only start to worrying when they are using it at the third of the test sessions.

  • Jon "Is Not Very Observant" Waldock02/02/2010 at 15:55

    it is. but no-one else is using it.

    true, but their times are fine. i think they're fine for the mo

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 15:56

    true, but their times are fine. i think they're fine for the mo

    Depends how much fuel everyone is running

  • me02/02/2010 at 15:56

    true, but their times are fine. i think they're fine for the mo

    already it tells us the ultraviolet paint isn't good enough. i cannot imagine they want people to even know that much.

  • Jon "Is Not Very Observant" Waldock02/02/2010 at 15:57

    already it tells us the ultraviolet paint isn't good enough. i cannot imagine they want people to even know that much.

    or that its more of a faff to us UV lights to find out airflow?

  • me02/02/2010 at 15:58

    or that its more of a faff to us UV lights to find out airflow?

    you honestly believe that?

    "we won't use the invisible paint today, bit of a faff"

  • Jon "Is Not Very Observant" Waldock02/02/2010 at 15:59

    "we won't use the invisible paint today, bit of a faff"

    aha. would make my day if it were true.

    All im saying is that i dont think theres anything to worry about, especially if they're using it from the beginning. If they were using it just on the last test then i'd be worried.

  • me02/02/2010 at 16:01

    All im saying is that i dont think theres anything to worry about, especially if they're using it from the beginning. If they were using it just on the last test then i'd be worried.

    i think you have that the wrong way around.

  • RoyBoy02/02/2010 at 16:04

    What engines are they using for testing? Last years?

  • Paul Convery02/02/2010 at 16:13

    Mrs C wanted to see West back sponsor F1 earlier? Well I want to see snakes on the cars again :)

    Plugging today's blog post http://lairoftheraven.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/the-good-and-the-bad-–-f1-livery-from-1997/

  • lou02/02/2010 at 16:47

    hey everyone.. i've managed to grab 30mins before my driving lesson to come and say hello, before diving back into revision.

  • me02/02/2010 at 16:47

    hey everyone.. i've managed to grab 30mins before my driving lesson to come and say hello, before diving back into revision.

    *waves*

  • lou02/02/2010 at 16:47

    *waves*

    how is everyone? good day?

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 16:48

    hey everyone.. i've managed to grab 30mins before my driving lesson to come and say hello, before diving back into revision.

    Have you not had your second test yet?

  • lou02/02/2010 at 16:48

    Have you not had your second test yet?

    erm.....

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 16:48

    hey everyone.. i've managed to grab 30mins before my driving lesson to come and say hello, before diving back into revision.

    Good luck, you'll be excellent :)

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 16:49

    Have you not had your second test yet?

    erm.....

    oops. Never mind.

  • lou02/02/2010 at 16:49

    erm.....

    i should clarify... yes.. would be the answer to your question... *ehem*... :)

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 16:50

    i should clarify... yes.. would be the answer to your question... *ehem*... :)

    Your meaning was clear. Don't worry about it. Enjoy your lesson

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 16:52

    Oh my.

    Stefan GP is to launch its 2010 car at Portimao on February 25. Story coming soon

    From NobleF1...

  • lou02/02/2010 at 16:53

    oops. Never mind.

    :) i failed due to my own stupidity - i made a mess out of correcting a manoeuvre that didn't need need to be corrected.. But the rest of the test was perfect. so it's not that i can't drive.. it's just that i paniced :)

  • me02/02/2010 at 16:53

    Stefan GP is to launch its 2010 car at Portimao on February 25. Story coming soon

    it's last year's toyota.

  • James02/02/2010 at 16:53

    Oh my.

    Stefan GP is to launch its 2010 car at Portimao on February 25. Story coming soon

    From NobleF1...

    Oh my indeed. in place of Campos then I guess.

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 16:54

    it's last year's toyota.

    Understandable, but officially they still don't have a team in F1. Has anyone ever launched before without an actual official entry into the season?

  • RG02/02/2010 at 16:54

    Oh my indeed. in place of Campos then I guess.

    Not unless Jackie Stewart has his way.

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 16:55

    Not unless Jackie Stewart has his way.

    :)

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 16:56

    :) i failed due to my own stupidity - i made a mess out of correcting a manoeuvre that didn't need need to be corrected.. But the rest of the test was perfect. so it's not that i can't drive.. it's just that i paniced :)

    That is a good way to fail. Better to screw up something you know that you can do well and are unlikely to do wrong again than to have something you are going to struggle with every time

  • lou02/02/2010 at 16:57

    That is a good way to fail. Better to screw up something you know that you can do well and are unlikely to do wrong again than to have something you are going to struggle with every time

    exactly. it was very frustrating.. but it's not the end of the world. a friend of mine can drive perfectly but because she panics took 5 attempts.. i shall not be taking 5 tests :)

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 16:59

    Afternoon all

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 16:59

    Seems the Paul di Resta announcement was as predicted

  • Jon "Is Not Very Observant" Waldock02/02/2010 at 16:59

    I think i've turned into one of those people that I don't like

    People who wait until hte last few seconds to bid on something on ebay

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 16:59

    People who wait until hte last few seconds to bid on something on ebay

    It's the only way to seal the bid

  • Jon "Is Not Very Observant" Waldock02/02/2010 at 17:00

    It's the only way to seal the bid

    totally.

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 17:03

    LG survey done. Where is my money?

    ooh, how quickly did you fill it in?

    After finally listening to episode 131, I now know what you meant :)

    I filled it out properly because I had to tell them how rubbish some of their ideas are and I don't mind I didn't get to see the results because I don't really care what other people think ;)

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:04

    exactly. it was very frustrating.. but it's not the end of the world. a friend of mine can drive perfectly but because she panics took 5 attempts.. i shall not be taking 5 tests :)

    People do the oddest things when they have a test. Years ago I used to teach advanced driving and I taught one guy who was fantastic. He was by far the best person I ever sent for a test. He phoned me after the test and said he had failed and it took him 20 minutes to convince me he had because to me it was impossible. I asked how he could have failed and he told me in the first minute of the test he was so nervous he drove straight through a red light. Normally that would have been the end of test but because the examiner knew anyone who went for a test from our club was more or less guaranteed a pass he let him do the rest of the test after calming him down and gave him the most incredible write up but had to fail him.

  • Jon "Is Not Very Observant" Waldock02/02/2010 at 17:05

    As a possible answer for the LG Survey...

    "F1 is my favorite sport and is the sport I follow most closely"

    Isn't that bad grammar? ;)

  • Kostia02/02/2010 at 17:06

    Awesome

  • Kostia02/02/2010 at 17:06

    exactly. it was very frustrating.. but it's not the end of the world. a friend of mine can drive perfectly but because she panics took 5 attempts.. i shall not be taking 5 tests :)

    Awesome

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 17:06

    Isn't that bad grammar? ;)

    No

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:07

    From NobleF1:

    Stefan GP is to launch its 2010 car at Portimao on February 25. Story coming soon

    Huh? Did they buy Campos?

  • lou02/02/2010 at 17:17

    People do the oddest things when they have a test. Years ago I used to teach advanced driving and I taught one guy who was fantastic. He was by far the best person I ever sent for a test. He phoned me after the test and said he had failed and it took him 20 minutes to convince me he had because to me it was impossible. I asked how he could have failed and he told me in the first minute of the test he was so nervous he drove straight through a red light. Normally that would have been the end of test but because the examiner knew anyone who went for a test from our club was more or less guaranteed a pass he let him do the rest of the test after calming him down and gave him the most incredible write up but had to fail him.

    aw that's so frustrating. i had to give myself a few moments at the start of the test to calm down, and the examiner was totally understanding. by the end of it we'd had loads of conversations about formula 1 and cars and i was so relaxed and had coped fine. it's frustrating that the manoeuvre i failed on was the last thing i did.. cause i knew up to that moment i'd passed. I put myself under so much pressure. The examiner was really sad that he had to fail me though. Hopefully i'll get him again next time cause he's very good at calming you down and making you relax :)

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 17:18

    From NobleF1:

    Stefan GP is to launch its 2010 car at Portimao on February 25. Story coming soon

    Wait... What?!

    Huh? Did they buy Campos?

    They may have bought the Campos entry. Would they buy its assets as well if they had Toyota's already?

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 17:19

    From NobleF1:

    Stefan GP is to launch its 2010 car at Portimao on February 25. Story coming soon

    I'm getting tweets saying: Kazuki Nakajima set to drive for Stefan GP.

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:20

    aw that's so frustrating. i had to give myself a few moments at the start of the test to calm down, and the examiner was totally understanding. by the end of it we'd had loads of conversations about formula 1 and cars and i was so relaxed and had coped fine. it's frustrating that the manoeuvre i failed on was the last thing i did.. cause i knew up to that moment i'd passed. I put myself under so much pressure. The examiner was really sad that he had to fail me though. Hopefully i'll get him again next time cause he's very good at calming you down and making you relax :)

    You just have to try and treat it like just another lesson and I know that is not as easy as it sounds.

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:20

    I'm getting tweets saying: Kazuki Nakajima set to drive for Stefan GP.

    Wonder when they'll ask to race in F1 this year ;)

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:21

    They may have bought the Campos entry. Would they buy its assets as well if they had Toyota's already?

    I think they are trying to put some pressure on the new teams by saying look, we have a car and are ready to go.

  • Rich02/02/2010 at 17:21

    I'm getting tweets saying: Kazuki Nakajima set to drive for Stefan GP.

    Good choice - now they should get Heidfeld and slaughter all the other new teams, but does it count as a new team?

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 17:21

    Wonder when they'll ask to race in F1 this year ;)

    From what I understand (at least from the tweets I'm seeing), they bought out Campos' entry.

    Edd Straw and Adam Cooper confirming the Kazuki story.

  • lou02/02/2010 at 17:21

    You just have to try and treat it like just another lesson and I know that is not as easy as it sounds.

    i'm getting used to them now :) so hopefully i'll settle even more quickly this time. my first examiner was horrible though, very grumpy and very silent.

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 17:21

    Good choice - now they should get Heidfeld and slaughter all the other new teams, but does it count as a new team?

    Yes it will. Like Sauber.

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:22

    I'm getting tweets saying: Kazuki Nakajima set to drive for Stefan GP.

    They can say anything they like but they don't have an entry and unless the rules change they can't get one unless they buy and existing team

  • Jon "Is Not Very Observant" Waldock02/02/2010 at 17:23

    They can say anything they like but they don't have an entry and unless the rules change they can't get one unless they buy and existing team

    They're not gonna be stupid, they've definitely got a plan, someones almost certainly going to drop out

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 17:23

    On another note:

    Schumi given clean bill of health

    Joe says as much as well. He doesn't think Schumi would've let himself get this far unless his neck was given the all-clear.

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:24

    i'm getting used to them now :) so hopefully i'll settle even more quickly this time. my first examiner was horrible though, very grumpy and very silent.

    Unfortunately you have to deal with that. You have to be able to drive regardless of what else is going on in the car and grumpy examiners are a minor distraction compared to screaming kids and drunk teenagers

  • Rich02/02/2010 at 17:25

    They can say anything they like but they don't have an entry and unless the rules change they can't get one unless they buy and existing team

    which is why I refuse to get excited. But the thought of Takuma and Nick is a really really exciting thought - possibly the two nicest guys in F1 as team mates (but I do like Rubens) - I know it won't happen and its just a day-dream

  • lou02/02/2010 at 17:25

    Unfortunately you have to deal with that. You have to be able to drive regardless of what else is going on in the car and grumpy examiners are a minor distraction compared to screaming kids and drunk teenagers

    that is very true. fortunately there will be no screaming kids or drunk teenagers during my test. :)

  • Jon "Is Not Very Observant" Waldock02/02/2010 at 17:25

    which is why I refuse to get excited. But the thought of Takuma and Nick is a really really exciting thought - possibly the two nicest guys in F1 as team mates (but I do like Rubens) - I know it won't happen and its just a day-dream

    Theres news saying Narain has got a seat....so thats quite unlikley

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 17:25

    which is why I refuse to get excited. But the thought of Takuma and Nick is a really really exciting thought - possibly the two nicest guys in F1 as team mates (but I do like Rubens) - I know it won't happen and its just a day-dream

    FWIW, the tweeters are passing along the rumor that Nakajima will be joined by...

    Nelsinho Piquet.

    Thank goodness no one's confirmed that yet.

  • Rich02/02/2010 at 17:26

    Joe says as much as well. He doesn't think Schumi would've let himself get this far unless his neck was given the all-clear.

    I never thought anything of it - precautionary yes, significant no!

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:26

    FWIW, the tweeters are passing along the rumor that Nakajima will be joined by...

    Nelsinho Piquet

    Thank goodness no one's confirmed that yet.

    I thought he was racing in the States this year?

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:27

    that is very true. fortunately there will be no screaming kids or drunk teenagers during my test. :)

    That is a good start to the test.

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 17:27

    I thought he was racing in the States this year?

    That's why it's a rumor.

    But hey, this is the Piquets we're talking about. Anything can happen.

  • Rich02/02/2010 at 17:27

    Theres news saying Narain has got a seat....so thats quite unlikley

    not so exciting - but I will be pleased for Takuma - he deserves a drive.

  • lou02/02/2010 at 17:28

    That is a good start to the test.

    :D

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:28

    I thought he was racing in the States this year?

    It's only a matter of time befoare Villeneuve's name joins the rumour list then probably Montoya or Bruno Senna jumping ship

  • Rich02/02/2010 at 17:28

    But hey, this is the Piquets we're talking about. Anything can happen.

    and they have access to lots of money!

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 17:29

    It's only a matter of time befoare Villeneuve's name joins the rumour list then probably Montoya or Bruno Senna jumping ship

    I'm surprised Bruno Senna's name hasn't come up yet, TBH. Especially if everyone's saying they'll take Campos' place.

  • Rich02/02/2010 at 17:29

    It's only a matter of time befoare Villeneuve's name joins the rumour list then probably Montoya or Bruno Senna jumping ship

    Should I start a rumour that Klien has a racing seat?

  • lou02/02/2010 at 17:29

    gtg :)

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:30

    not so exciting - but I will be pleased for Takuma - he deserves a drive.

    Nakajima deserves a drive? Why? Rosberg got 34.5 points last year and Nakajima got none. That is pathetic.

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:30

    gtg :)

    See ya Lou

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 17:30

    gtg :)

    See ya Lou. :)

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 17:30

    gtg :)

    Byee :)

  • Jon "Is Not Very Observant" Waldock02/02/2010 at 17:30

    Bye lou

  • RG02/02/2010 at 17:30

    gtg :)

    Best a luck

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:30

    I'm surprised Bruno Senna's name hasn't come up yet, TBH. Especially if everyone's saying they'll take Campos' place.

    You would need to be insane to buy the team and get rid of someone with his name regardless how good a driver he was

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 17:31

    Nakajima deserves a drive? Why? Rosberg got 34.5 points last year and Nakajima got none. That is pathetic.

    Ten years to the season where a German did all the scoring for Williams, after his teammate went scoreless...

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:31

    You would need to be insane to buy the team and get rid of someone with his name regardless how good a driver he was

    Well, if it turns out to be true, they are leaking drivers before a confirmed grid slot exists

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:31

    Should I start a rumour that Klien has a racing seat?

    It makes as much sense as anyone else who had been suggested. Best add Ant in too as this is about the only team he has not been linked with. Oh and Adam Carroll

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 17:31

    Hi, I need some help.

    I'm trying to import Christine's fabulous calendar to thunderbird.

    It says the details can also be imported and synced into any application that supports the CalDAV format which thunderbird has (with a couple of add-ons) but how do I do that exactly? #notverysmart

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:32

    gtg :)

    Enjoy

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:33

    I'm trying to import Christine's fabulous calendar to thunderbird.

    It says the details can also be imported and synced into any application that supports the CalDAV format which thunderbird has (with a couple of add-ons) but how do I do that exactly? #notverysmart

    Is there a Tools, Import option in the Linux version?

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:33

    I'm trying to import Christine's fabulous calendar to thunderbird.

    FAB

    sorry

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 17:33

    Is there a Tools, Import option in the Linux version?

    yes

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 17:33

    Steven, have you see Joe's article on his thoughts about di Resta and a 2011 race seat at FIF1?

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:34

    yes

    Try that 1st, [am guessing]

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:34

    Steven, have you see Joe's article on his thoughts about di Resta and a 2011 race seat at FIF1?

    Not yet.

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 17:34

    Should I start a rumour that Klien has a racing seat?

    Someone's beat ya to it:

    But, if Campos do stay. Christian Klien is set to join them with Austrian backers Superfund. Who tried to enter F1 for this season

  • Rich02/02/2010 at 17:34

    Nakajima deserves a drive? Why? Rosberg got 34.5 points last year and Nakajima got none. That is pathetic.

    You are looking at points only, which when I talk about Heidfeld people says its more than points. Nakajima was incredibly unlucky - possibly one of the most unlucky seasons a driver can have, baring any accident. If you look at other aspects, I can understand why the Castrol rating put him higher than say Buemi. I also like both Takuma and Nakajima and I would like to see either driver in the seat.

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 17:35

    Not yet.

    He's willing to bet that di Resta will race for FIF1 in 2011.

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 17:35

    Try that 1st, [am guessing]

    but what am I supposed to import?

  • Rich02/02/2010 at 17:35

    But, if Campos do stay. Christian Klien is set to join them with Austrian backers Superfund. Who tried to enter F1 for this season

    source?

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:35

    but what am I supposed to import?

    Has Christine provide a file to download?

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 17:36

    Has Christine provide a file to download?

    http://sidepodcast.com/calendar

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 17:36

    source?

    http://twitter.com/TheF1Insider

    You did want to start a rumor... :D

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:37

    Has Christine provide a file to download?

    http://sidepodcast.com/calendar

    There's a link to Sunbird at the bottom

    Is that the add-on Calendar for Thunderbird?

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 17:38

    You did want to start a rumor... :D

    New user - and he's made some... interesting... rumors. Makes a mention of a certain Franck, as well.

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:38

    There's a link to Sunbird at the bottom

    Is that the add-on Calendar for Thunderbird?

    It's a Google Calendar support page

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 17:40

    Is that the add-on Calendar for Thunderbird?

    no it isn't.

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:40

    Steven, have you see Joe's article on his thoughts about di Resta and a 2011 race seat at FIF1?

    Commented

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:40

    Commented

    Maybe Thunderbird isn't supported

    Best ask Christine

  • me02/02/2010 at 17:41

    yes

    Try that 1st, [am guessing]

    no disrespect intended. but guessing at technical support solutions is nothing but a hiding to nowhere once you've established the machine is switched on.

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:42

    no disrespect intended. but guessing at technical support solutions is nothing but a hiding to nowhere once you've established the machine is switched on.

    Good point

  • Rich02/02/2010 at 17:42

    You did want to start a rumor... :D

    don't have to now.

  • me02/02/2010 at 17:43

    Good point

    *speaks from experience*

    :)

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:43

    *speaks from experience*

    I don't doubt it ;)

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:43

    You are looking at points only, which when I talk about Heidfeld people says its more than points. Nakajima was incredibly unlucky - possibly one of the most unlucky seasons a driver can have, baring any accident. If you look at other aspects, I can understand why the Castrol rating put him higher than say Buemi. I also like both Takuma and Nakajima and I would like to see either driver in the seat.

    Sorry you were talking about Sato and I got my Japs mixed up. I think you can't just look at points if drivers are in a car that scores only occasionally but 24.5-0 is a massive margin regardless of other factors.

    There is an onld motor racing saying that applies equally to Webber. Who needs an unlucky racing driver?

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:44

    He's willing to bet that di Resta will race for FIF1 in 2011.

    I kinda expected that would be the case and I have seen it rumoured before. I would not be surprised if he is in a race seat before the end of this season.

  • Journeyer02/02/2010 at 17:44

    Getting very late here. Must go to bed.

    Night, everyone. :)

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:44

    Night, everyone. :)

    Night Journeyer

  • RG02/02/2010 at 17:45

    I kinda expected that would be the case and I have seen it rumoured before. I would not be surprised if he is in a race seat before the end of this season.

    Just as long as it replaces Sutil and not Tonio.

    Night Journeyer and I'm off out for a bit.

  • me02/02/2010 at 17:45

    kathi, my understanding is that thunderbird requires sunbird in order to sync caldav. is that true, or do you know something i don't?

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:46

    source?

    http://twitter.com/TheF1Insider

    You did want to start a rumor... :D

    We need to build up a load of followers for that account. I think it needs an on the ground story. Just spotted Mario Andretti talking to Domenicali type of thing

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 17:48

    no disrespect intended. but guessing at technical support solutions is nothing but a hiding to nowhere once you've established the machine is switched on.

    That sounds ridiculously close to suggesting reading the manual

  • jpancoast (What the heck is a Pechito?)02/02/2010 at 17:48

    Macca and Ferrari would have nothing against the might of the Imperial Army:

    http://www.zazzle.com/at_at_lido_cup_postcard-239636809540108868

  • Rich02/02/2010 at 17:48

    Just as long as it replaces Sutil and not Tonio.

    that is what Joe was suggesting - but Joes likes Tonio and feels Sutil is a yo yo!

  • me02/02/2010 at 17:48

    kathi, my understanding is that thunderbird requires sunbird in order to sync caldav. is that true, or do you know something i don't?

    ooh, i see there's a google calendar add-on available too. do you have that?

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:49

    That sounds ridiculously close to suggesting reading the manual

    That's just not the SPC way though! ;)

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 17:50

    kathi, my understanding is that thunderbird requires sunbird in order to sync caldav. is that true, or do you know something i don't?

    No not songbird. Lightning and provider add-ons but it's the same principle. I just have to add Christine's calendar to my account first, correct? Because it's https and asks for password and userid.

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 17:50

    Finally, I made it through all the comments.

    Lively times at Sidepodcast. :)

    So StefanGP is trying to kick the down claiming that two teams won't make it. Personally, I think it is a bit adventurous to guess that USF1 is in trouble. They've at least showed us something and we know they have money (#thanksArgentina.) Campos I am not sure.

  • me02/02/2010 at 17:51

    That sounds ridiculously close to suggesting reading the manual

    no, no.

    all i was suggesting was that bassano's help on this matter was about as much use as a chocolate teapot.

    i'd never advocate reading the manual.

  • jpancoast (What the heck is a Pechito?)02/02/2010 at 17:51

    So StefanGP is trying to kick the down claiming that two teams won't make it. Personally, I think it is a bit adventurous to guess that USF1 is in trouble. They've at least showed us something and we know they have money (#thanksArgentina.) Campos I am not sure.

    You haven't heard?

    Lukeh just bought Campos.

    Still doesn't have any camping equipment, though.

  • me02/02/2010 at 17:52

    No not songbird. Lightning and provider add-ons but it's the same principle. I just have to add Christine's calendar to my account first, correct? Because it's https and asks for password and userid.

    give me a sec, i normally use apple ical, but i'm experimenting for you.

    have just installed the google calendar add-on.

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:52

    i'd never advocate reading the manual.

    :)

  • Rich02/02/2010 at 17:52

    Sorry you were talking about Sato and I got my Japs mixed up. I think you can't just look at points if drivers are in a car that scores only occasionally but 24.5-0 is a massive margin regardless of other factors.

    the points was massive - I also got confused between the Japs- my dream team would be Sato and Heidfeld, but I like Nakajima. He came over so very well during the Williams podcast - a driver I would genuinely want to meet. In his first year he was closer to Rosberg for sure. No he is not a great driver I agree.

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 17:53

    give me a sec, i normally use apple ical, but i'm experimenting for you.

    where do you get the .ical file from?

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 17:53

    Lukeh just bought Campos.

    Does Lukeh like to heat his house by burning bundles of $100 bills as well? Buying a start up Formula One thing is basically the same thing.

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:53

    where do you get the .ical file from?

    iCal is Apple's calendar application

  • Rich02/02/2010 at 17:54

    So StefanGP is trying to kick the down claiming that two teams won't make it. Personally, I think it is a bit adventurous to guess that USF1 is in trouble. They've at least showed us something and we know they have money (#thanksArgentina.) Campos I am not sure.

    Campos has admitted that they cannot even get to test their car - personally that would be a worry if I were the FIA - has Super Aguri all over.

  • me02/02/2010 at 17:54

    where do you get the .ical file from?

    ical uses ssl to connect to google, it's not a file, but a server address.

  • me02/02/2010 at 17:55

    am trying this plugin kathi:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/2313

  • me02/02/2010 at 17:56

    am trying this plugin kathi:

    https://addons...hunderbird/addon/2313

    and also this one:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/4631

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:56

    am trying this plugin kathi:

    Are they for Linux?

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 17:57

    Thanks you two, I now have the calendar in thunderbird :)

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:57

    Thanks you two, I now have the calendar in thunderbird :)

    Yay!

  • me02/02/2010 at 17:57

    Are they for Linux?

    it shouldn't matter should it? xpi's are cross platform.

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 17:58

    it shouldn't matter should it? xpi's are cross platform.

    [shrugs]

  • me02/02/2010 at 17:58

    Thanks you two, I now have the calendar in thunderbird :)

    but do you have christine's calendar in thurderbird?

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 17:59

    but do you have christine's calendar in thurderbird?

    yes that's what I meant.

  • me02/02/2010 at 18:00

    yes that's what I meant.

    oh good.

    how? :)

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 18:02

    how? :)

    I added Christine's calendar in my google account. After that I had the calendar IDs and then I could import them.

  • me02/02/2010 at 18:04

    I added Christine's calendar in my google account. After that I had the calendar IDs and then I could import them.

    right. got ya. that was the step i missed. am using:

    - thunderbird 3

    - lightning 1

    - google calendar add on

    i have to say ical is a bit easier :)

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 18:04

    i have to say ical is a bit easier :)

    It just works? ;)

  • me02/02/2010 at 18:04

    It just works? ;)

    true story :)

  • jpancoast (What the heck is a Pechito?)02/02/2010 at 18:05

    i have to say ical is a bit easier :)

    We choose to use linux and the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard!

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 18:05

    i have to say ical is a bit easier :)

    :P

  • Bassano02/02/2010 at 18:05

    We choose to use linux and the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard!

    And because they aren't Windows, of course

  • jpancoast (What the heck is a Pechito?)02/02/2010 at 18:07

    And because they aren't Windows, of course

    Windows is it's own special hell.

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 18:07

    We choose to use linux and the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard!

    Ask not what your OS system can do for you, but what you can do to your OS system.

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 18:10

    We choose to use linux and the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard!

    Thank you JFK

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 18:10

    i have to say ical is a bit easier :)

    you don't need the google calendar add-on. You can just import the ics or caldav thingie directly into lighning

  • me02/02/2010 at 18:11

    you don't need the google calendar add-on. You can just import the ics or caldav thingie directly into lighning

    ahh cool.

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 18:19

    it's not a file, but a server address.

    Sorry for going on about this but where do you get the address from? Do you still need to add Christine's calendar to your google account? Or how does that work?

  • me02/02/2010 at 18:24

    Sorry for going on about this but where do you get the address from? Do you still need to add Christine's calendar to your google account? Or how does that work?

    am confused. i thought it was working?

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 18:26

    am confused. i thought it was working?

    Yes it does. I'll shut up now.

    (I was just wondering if it would work for someone who doesn't have a google account)

  • me02/02/2010 at 18:28

    Yes it does. I'll shut up now.

    (I was just wondering if it would work for someone who doesn't have a google account)

    ooh. i think that' what the other add-on does. the google helper one.

    the caldav format only connects to google with your account details. at least as far as i can see.

  • Adie02/02/2010 at 18:28

    Evening all

  • me02/02/2010 at 18:29

    Evening all

    hello.

  • me02/02/2010 at 18:30

    the caldav format only connects to google with your account details. at least as far as i can see.

    although google help does say:

    "the Calendar ID will be in the form of [ long string of characters]@group.calendar.google.com"

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 18:32

    the caldav format only connects to google with your account details. at least as far as i can see.

    yes but you could use ical/ics then you don't need any account details. Just the ics address itself.

  • Adie02/02/2010 at 18:32

    How are you all? I'm Sidepodding from Glasgow airport at the moment...

    Ooo...Mr C while I think about it, the latest show isn't showing up in my iTunes feed yet to download....is it just taking a while for iTunes to pick the rss link up?

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 18:33

    Hello again, I'm home now.

  • Janna02/02/2010 at 18:33

    Ooo...Mr C while I think about it, the latest show isn't showing up in my iTunes feed yet to download....is it just taking a while for iTunes to pick the rss link up?

    Hello Adie, the Debrief downloaded last night for me so I think iTunes is OK

  • Adie02/02/2010 at 18:34

    Hello Adie, the Debrief downloaded last night for me so I think iTunes is OK

    Thanks Janna - I'll apply the universal fix (turn it off and on again!) to my iPhone and see if that fixes it...

  • me02/02/2010 at 18:34

    yes but you could use ical/ics then you don't need any account details. Just the ics address itself.

    right, yep just the ics address also works, but i can't copy them here because doohickey screws up the urls. you can find them if you view the source code of the calendar page, but it's not really a user friendly solution.

  • lou02/02/2010 at 18:35

    yay just had the best driving lesson. and i will be passing my next test (i've decided).

    on the subject of passing i should go revise. :)

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 18:36

    yay just had the best driving lesson. and i will be passing my next test (i've decided).

    That sounds good. Definitely the right attitude

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 18:37

    yay just had the best driving lesson. and i will be passing my next test (i've decided).

    Awesome! Go you :)

    And you will.

  • me02/02/2010 at 18:37

    Thanks Janna - I'll apply the universal fix (turn it off and on again!) to my iPhone and see if that fixes it...

    yell if it doesn't.

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 18:42

    right, yep just the ics address also works, but i can't copy them here because doohickey screws up the urls. you can find them if you view the source code of the calendar page, but it's not really a user friendly solution.

    OK. Thank you.

    If you ever make a wiki page for this I could write the instructions for mozilla. I'm an expert now :)

  • Adie02/02/2010 at 18:43

    yell if it doesn't.

    LOUD NOISES!

    Ahem, sorry about that. This is what I see

  • me02/02/2010 at 18:43

    OK. Thank you.

    If you ever make a wiki page for this I could write the instructions for mozilla. I'm an expert now :)

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/

    (you know you want to)

  • me02/02/2010 at 18:45

    Ahem, sorry about that. This is what I see

    yup. if you subscribe to the podcast, you'll get the latest shows immediately.

    if you only browse the store, you'll get them when apple gets around to it.

  • Adie02/02/2010 at 18:46

    yup. if you subscribe to the podcast, you'll get the latest shows immediately.

    Hmmm...I thought I did subscribe. Well I have on my laptop at home.

    This is a flaw I appear to have discovered with the iPhone.

    Cheers for clearing that up mate.

  • me02/02/2010 at 18:48

    This is a flaw I appear to have discovered with the iPhone.

    it's been a major FAIL since apple introduced it, sadly.

    if you subscribed, you'll find the podcasts in the music app, not the itunes app.

  • Adie02/02/2010 at 18:52

    it's been a major FAIL since apple introduced it, sadly.

    if you subscribed, you'll find the podcasts in the music app, not the itunes app.

    No worries, fancied listening to it on the plane home. However, having read the post about it my voicemail may leave me cringing.

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 18:54

    Ping: http://toomuchracing.com/2010/02/02/tmr-game-week-1-results/

    *waits for accusations of rigging*

    :)

  • Jon "Is Not Very Observant" Waldock02/02/2010 at 18:54

    Ping: http://toomuch...-game-week-1-results/

    *waits for accusations of rigging*

    :)

    ITS RIGGED!!!

  • Sebastian (Birmingham, UK)02/02/2010 at 19:02

    @Kathi:

    I do not know if you are aware that only the first hundred teams to join the Fantasy Racing Panda Racing league get the opportunity to contribute to the inter-league competition.

    85 teams have joined already so if we are to have the benefit of your expertise, may I suggest you sign up fairly quickly?

  • Adie02/02/2010 at 19:03

    Have you all done the LG survey?

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 19:04

    Another 'launch' - of sorts - will be webcast this year for the first time. The press conference announcing the 55 teams invited to take part in this year's Le Mans 24 Hrs will be streamed at lemans.org on Thursday at 10am GMT.

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 19:04

    Have you all done the LG survey?

    Nope. You?

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 19:05

    Another 'launch' - of sorts - will be webcast this year for the first time. The press conference announcing the 55 teams invited to take part in this year's Le Mans 24 Hrs will be streamed at lemans.org on Thursday at 10am GMT.

    Source: http://www.lemans.org/24heuresdumans/pages/include_article24h_gb.php?article=2010-02-01__4714_gb.html

  • Jon "Is Not Very Observant" Waldock02/02/2010 at 19:05

    Have you all done the LG survey?

    I got halfway through and accidently clicked on bookmark bar link and lost it, so will do it again another time.

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 19:06

    Source: http://www.lem...0-02-01__4714_gb.html

    Oh, this is actually the more interesting paragraph:

    The Automobile Club de l’Ouest will also present:

    The communications campaign that will accompany the event. The decision taken to create a webtv signal will mark the kick-off of this campaign whose aim is to create a dynamic of conquest and development around the Le Mans 24 Hours to attract the public.

    Official LM web video??

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 19:06

    Another 'launch' - of sorts - will be webcast this year for the first time. The press conference announcing the 55 teams invited to take part in this year's Le Mans 24 Hrs will be streamed at lemans.org on Thursday at 10am GMT.

    Launch with added Franck

  • Adie02/02/2010 at 19:06

    I got halfway through and accidently clicked on bookmark bar link and lost it, so will do it again another time.

    Doh!

    Nope. You?

    I have, it's an opportunity to get a voice heard. However quiet that may be.

    However, not sure if I'm an objective case. Basically, I watch it all....GIVE ME MORE! would best describe my answers. Oh, and Bernie....I want HD!

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 19:06

    Launch with added Franck

    Franck!

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 19:07

    I have, it's an opportunity to get a voice heard. However quiet that may be.

    I would dispute that, but good on ya.

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 19:07

    The Automobile Club de l’Ouest will also present:

    The communications campaign that will accompany the event. The decision taken to create a webtv signal will mark the kick-off of this campaign whose aim is to create a dynamic of conquest and development around the Le Mans 24 Hours to attract the public.

    BERNIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is how it is done

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 19:08

    BERNIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is how it is done

    I might be jumping the gun by suggesting live footage of the racing - I hope it is that. It could be more like the WRC with recaps/highlights/etc. A start anyway.

  • Adie02/02/2010 at 19:09

    I would dispute that, but good on ya.

    In what respect? No one will pay a blind bit of notice or someone will take the comments onboard?

    I'd be interested in the results, we do Customer Satisfaction as part of our service / process improvement activities at work. I'd be interested to run the results through our data models given the chance.

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 19:09

    I have, it's an opportunity to get a voice heard. However quiet that may be.

    I agree and I'll be doing it when I find a spare (however many) minutes. I reason that if they do these every year then eventually somebody who cares will read it and react to it.

  • me02/02/2010 at 19:09

    I have, it's an opportunity to get a voice heard. However quiet that may be.

    i'll be blunt. your blog is likely to be 100,000,000 times more effective at getting your voice heard, than this survey.

    i believe it to be an utter waste of time.

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 19:10

    I'd be interested in the results, we do Customer Satisfaction as part of our service / process improvement activities at work. I'd be interested to run the results through our data models given the chance.

    Going by what happened last year, you will only see a very small, select amount of results that are essentially meaningless.

  • me02/02/2010 at 19:11

    In what respect? No one will pay a blind bit of notice or someone will take the comments onboard?

    they'll pick the bits that suit their aims and use it to justify them.

    I'd be interested in the results

    wouldn't we all.

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 19:11

    Yay! finally finished (for now) what I've been working on...

    http://gridwalktalk.wordpress.com/formula-1-2010

    Obviously it will change as the season progresses, will add new stuff but it'll be the main 2010 hub for the season on GWT...

  • Adie02/02/2010 at 19:12

    i'll be blunt. your blog is likely to be 100,000,000 times more effective at getting your voice heard, than this survey.

    :)

    Going by what happened last year, you will only see a very small, select amount of results that are essentially meaningless.

    they'll pick the bits that suit their aims and use it to justify them.

    True, it's blog material at least. Thing is, you'd think that the fans would react if this was the case. I know I would.

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 19:14

    Yay! finally finished (for now) what I've been working on...

    http://gridwal...ss.com/formula-1-2010

    Obviously it will change as the season progresses, will add new stuff but it'll be the main 2010 hub for the season on GWT...

    Spectacular, nice job :)

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 19:14

    True, it's blog material at least. Thing is, you'd think that the fans would react if this was the case. I know I would.

    That is the case. It's what happened.

  • Adie02/02/2010 at 19:15

    Which reminds me...I had this reply to a thank you email from Matt Bishop at McLaren

    Hi Adrian,

    Thanks for your very nice email – much appreciated.

    The new digital media are increasingly influential these days so we were delighted to welcome you to our launch; equally, we are glad you enjoyed it.

    Regards, and keep in touch,

    Matt

    Matt Bishop | Group Head of Communications and Public Relations | McLaren Marketing Limited

    And it would seem my comments on the 3G and Wireless coverage at Vodafone HQ got picked up on in my blog post. They contacted me last night questioning the issues so I need to reply to that too.

  • me02/02/2010 at 19:15

    True, it's blog material at least. Thing is, you'd think that the fans would react if this was the case. I know I would.

    That is the case. It's what happened.

    fact.

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 19:17

    And it would seem my comments on the 3G and Wireless coverage at Vodafone HQ got picked up on in my blog post. They contacted me last night questioning the issues so I need to reply to that too.

    Love this openness.

  • me02/02/2010 at 19:17

    The new digital media are increasingly influential these days

    (hearts) the bish.

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 19:17

    Which reminds me...I had this reply to a thank you email from Matt Bishop at McLaren

    Looks like someone in F1 has a connection to reality. Well done McLaren.

  • me02/02/2010 at 19:20

    Looks like someone in F1 has a connection to reality. Well done McLaren.

    - matt at mclaren

    - bradley at renault

    - claire at williams

    2010 will be awesome.

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 19:20

    Evening everyone :)

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 19:20

    2010 will be awesome.

    (swoon)

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 19:20

    Evening everyone :)

    Ooh, Alex, remind me I have to email you!

  • me02/02/2010 at 19:20

    (swoon)

    :)

    :)

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 19:21

    I've had such a busy day that I've only just got around to posting my blog post: http://bit.ly/cHkP2W

    Crazy huh!

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 19:21

    Ooh, Alex, remind me I have to email you!

    Do you... Okay... Christine you need to e-mail me :)

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 19:21

    2010 will be awesome.

    You would have thought Red Bull with their image would have been the team that was on the ball

  • Adie02/02/2010 at 19:21

    Looks like someone in F1 has a connection to reality. Well done McLaren.

    (hearts) the bish.

    Yeah, nice touch from them and a good nod towards bloggers

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 19:21

    Evening everyone :)

    Evening

  • Adie02/02/2010 at 19:22

    Right, they've called my flight...

    See you later guys.

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 19:23

    Right, they've called my flight...

    Have a good flight!

  • me02/02/2010 at 19:25

    am logging off to finish the aside show.

    back soon.

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 19:26

    am logging off to finish the aside show.

    There is an aside show?

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 19:27

    There is an aside show?

    yes... there is an aside show... but only when somebody (I'm not naming names) finishes editing it...

    It's like he's got three or four jobs or something!

  • Jon Waldock02/02/2010 at 19:27

    am logging off to finish the aside show.

    adios

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 19:31

    Aren't Stefan GP just lovable!

    Stefanovic = Dara O'Brian, as well.

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 19:31

    (you know you want to)

    Someone needs to check this for mistakes/accuracy/usefulness: http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Calendar

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 19:32

    I do not know if you are aware that only the first hundred teams to join the Fantasy Racing Panda Racing league get the opportunity to contribute to the inter-league competition.

    I'm aware. No Kimi -> no Kathi :)

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 19:36

    Do you... Okay... Christine you need to e-mail me :)

    Done!

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 19:39

    If we're talking calendars, someone left a comment on my blog to mention his own calendar which features a variety of sportscar series, should anyone here be into that sort of thing.

    http://baszero.ch/racing/race-calendar/

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 19:42

    I'm aware. No Kimi -> no Kathi :)

    But we don't want to lose both in one season. That would be too much. You can enter now and make any changes you like until the first race so you are not committed to anything.

  • Danny02/02/2010 at 19:45

    Stefanovic = Dara O'Brian, as well.

    looks like the chap from Vicar of Dibley to me

  • Danny02/02/2010 at 19:46

    I'm aware. No Kimi -> no Kathi

    I could add him. I just don't think he'd get too many points...

  • RG02/02/2010 at 19:46

    looks like the chap from Vicar of Dibley to me

    I can't be the only one thinking he'd be a bit like a mad scientist with like big, crazy hair.

  • Alex Andronov02/02/2010 at 19:47

    Do you... Okay... Christine you need to e-mail me :)

    Done!

    Backatcha Cleo...Christine :)

  • Danny02/02/2010 at 19:47

    I can't be the only one thinking he'd be a bit like a mad scientist with like big, crazy hair.

    photoshop opportunity?

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 19:47

    Joe turning the pressure up on Mr C in his comments saying that the Aside is available now

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/an-event-to-consider/

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 19:48

    Stefanovic = Dara O'Brian, as well.

    Who is the guy next to him? I know his face.

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 19:48

    I could add him. I just don't think he'd get too many points...

    Hehe. How about a Fantasy Rally game?

  • Danny02/02/2010 at 19:50

    Hehe. How about a Fantasy Rally game?

    It has been considered. Maybe next year....

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 19:51

    Hehe. How about a Fantasy Rally game?

    With points for who knocks down the most trees

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 19:52

    It has been considered. Maybe next year....

    If you need someone to test it beforehand ...

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 19:55

    I can't be the only one thinking he'd be a bit like a mad scientist with like big, crazy hair.

    better or worse?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/stefanic-jpg

  • Danny02/02/2010 at 19:55

    If you need someone to test it beforehand ...

    :thumbsup:

    How about suggestions for the format too?

  • Danny02/02/2010 at 19:56

    better or worse?

    :D brilliant.

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 19:57

    Way too much news today, but I think I pulled it off: http://www.f1minute.com/2010/02/02/03-feb-10-ferrari-continue-to-lead-in-valencia/

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 20:00

    How about suggestions for the format too?

    It's been a while since i followed rally. Hm

    Laziest solution:

    Same as Fantasy Racers 2008 but extra points for stage wins instead of fastest lap/pole

  • Danny02/02/2010 at 20:05

    It's been a while since i followed rally. HmLaziest solution:Same as Fantasy Racers 2008 but extra points for stage wins instead of fastest lap/pole

    I didn't realise there were still 10 days before it got underway - maybe I do have time to throw a competition together. Any fantasywrc.com is available.

    ....

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 20:06

    I didn't realise there were still 10 days before it got underway - maybe I do have time to throw a competition together. Any fantasywrc.com is available.

    ....

    Ooooooh, I betcha a milliion quid Mr C signs up straight away.

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 20:06

    I didn't realise there were still 10 days before it got underway - maybe I do have time to throw a competition together. Any fantasywrc.com is available.

    ....

    Wow! Can I have a pony too?

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 20:07

    Way too much news today, but I think I pulled it off: http://www.f1m...-to-lead-in-valencia/

    You are a day ahead of yourself. The headline says 03 Feb

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 20:07

    Wow! Can I have a pony too?

    :D

  • Danny02/02/2010 at 20:08

    Wow! Can I have a pony too?

    ;)

    Right. Domain registered. Let's see how long this takes...

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 20:08

    You are a day ahead of yourself. The headline says 03 Feb

    D'oh!

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 20:08

    D'oh!

    You did the same thing yesterday too I think :P

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 20:08

    D'oh!

    That means yesterday's was wrong too.

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 20:09

    #sidepodspace

    We have a shuttle launch scheduled for this weekend. There will only be 4 more after this one. It is scheduled to launch at 4:39am Eastern which if my abacus is correct is 9:39am UK. Anyway there are 4 days 13 and a half hours till the launch so you can work it out for yourself then it is not my fault.

    Details can be found at the links below which will constantly be updated.

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

  • Jon Waldock02/02/2010 at 20:11

    Very cool picture i found

    http://www.copeimages.com/Adhoc/TP/CopeImages_06BSBRnd3_1315.jpg

  • Danny02/02/2010 at 20:13

    Very cool picture i found

    I have one of those sitting on a shelf at home. I caught it from Giovannardi when he won at Donington in, erm, 2008?

  • Jon Waldock02/02/2010 at 20:14

    I have one of those sitting on a shelf at home. I caught it from Giovannardi when he won at Donington in, erm, 2008?

    awesome!

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 20:19

    How about suggestions for the format too?

    cut-off for choosing your team on the Wednesday before the rally? (since some rallies start on Thursdays)

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 20:20

    How about suggestions for the format too?

    Make Loeb three times the price of anyone else

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 20:23

    Make Loeb three times the price of anyone else

    Maybe

    Loeb

    Hirvonen

    Sordo/Solberg

    Latvala/Grönholm

    Ogier and now I've run out of knowledge

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 20:24

    Sordo/Solberg

    Latvala/Grönholm

    Sordo/Solberg/Grönholm ?

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 20:26

    Make Loeb three times the price of anyone else

    Maybe

    Loeb

    Hirvonen

    Sordo/Solberg

    Latvala/Grönholm

    Ogier and now I've run out of knowledge

    erm .... Wilson

    That''s me out of knowledge too

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 20:27

    That''s me out of knowledge too

    http://www.wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=500

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 20:28

    Forgot the other Solberg

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 20:28

    There's another Solberg, they are brothers

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 20:29

    There's another Solberg, they are brothers

    I just said that

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 20:29

    I don't think there are a lot of confirmed full-season entrants in WRC cars yet..

    Ken Block is doing a part-season

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 20:30

    I don't think there are a lot of confirmed full-season entrants in WRC cars yet..

    Ken Block is doing a part-season

    What I mean to say is, you'll have to either go with a small field or start adding S2000 cars and nobody knows anything about the guys in those.

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 20:31

    What I mean to say is, you'll have to either go with a small field or start adding S2000 cars and nobody knows anything about the guys in those.

    I may have been thinking of this conundrum myself recently ;-)

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 20:31

    What I mean to say is, you'll have to either go with a small field or start adding S2000 cars and nobody knows anything about the guys in those.

    That is the problem with rallying now. Max pretty much killed off the top class.

    Maybe you could have overall points and class points. Complicates it a bit though

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 20:34

    Scarbs has added a few more interesting drawings since the Renault diffuser earlier

    http://twitpic.com/photos/ScarbsF1

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 20:36

    Forgot the other Solberg

    I didn't know where to rank him.

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 20:39

    I didn't know where to rank him.

    Can we use last year's chamiponship positions as a guide? I am not aware of many drivers changing teams.

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 20:44

    Can we use last year's chamiponship positions as a guide? I am not aware of many drivers changing teams.

    Maybe P Solberg above Latvala? Where would you put Kimi and Grönholm?

    http://www.wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=410&season=2009

  • jpancoast (What the heck is a Pechito?)02/02/2010 at 20:47

    Maybe P Solberg above Latvala? Where would you put Kimi and Grönholm?

    http://www.wrc...k=410&season=2009

    Is Peter in every rally this year? He kind of had a crappy car last year, IIRC

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 20:47

    Maybe P Solberg above Latvala? Where would you put Kimi and Grönholm?

    http://www.wrc...k=410&season=2009

    Gronholm is a top class driver and should probably go behind Sordo. Kimi is a bit more awkward to place. I would probably put him behind Ogier because although he will be quick he has a lot to learn and will make mistakes.

  • jpancoast (What the heck is a Pechito?)02/02/2010 at 20:47

    Is Peter in every rally this year? He kind of had a crappy car last year, IIRC

    (sorry, Petter)

  • Danny02/02/2010 at 20:48

    Maybe P Solberg above Latvala? Where would you put Kimi and Grönholm?http://www.wrc...k=410&season=2009

    When in doubt I always consult the bookies. They have;

    S Loeb 10/11

    M Hirvonen 2/1

    D Sordo 11/2

    J M Latvala 6/1

    P Solberg 16/1

    K Raikkonen 25/1

    H Solberg 50/1

  • Danny02/02/2010 at 20:49

    ...and most of the field missing...

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 20:50

    Is Peter in every rally this year?

    Yes with a Citroën. He sounds happy with the car. http://www.pettersolberg.com/html/2010/01/22/live-from-the-field-189/

  • Jon Waldock02/02/2010 at 20:51

    Yes with a Citroën. He sounds happy with the car. http://www.pet...e-from-the-field-189/

    he's in a proper WRC car, and the bookies have Raikkonen to beat him? blimey

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 20:51

    and when I say yes I mean I have no idea

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 20:51

    Future Debriefs could have a little WRC Kimi-update section called Slidepodcast.

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 20:51

    he's in a proper WRC car, and the bookies have Raikkonen to beat him? blimey

    No they have Petter to beat Kimi, and both to beat Henning

  • Jon Waldock02/02/2010 at 20:52

    No they have Petter to beat Kimi, and both to beat Henning

    oooh. Wrong Solberg

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 20:52

    he's in a proper WRC car, and the bookies have Raikkonen to beat him? blimey

    No they don't. That's Henning not Petter. It's a bit like the schumachers just the other way around and with no cheating and erm...

  • jpancoast (What the heck is a Pechito?)02/02/2010 at 20:52

    Yes with a Citroën. He sounds happy with the car. http://www.pet...e-from-the-field-189/

    Excellent. Too bad Subaru isn't in it anymore...

  • Jon Waldock02/02/2010 at 20:53

    No they don't. That's Henning not Petter. It's a bit like the schumachers just the other way around and with no cheating and erm...

    I didnt read the letter :D my bad

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 20:53

    oooh. Wrong Solberg

    It's the rallying equivalent of Seb

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 21:10

    Evening :)

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:11

    Future Debriefs could have a little WRC Kimi-update section called Slidepodcast.

    i'm missing rally chatter?

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 21:12

    Evening :)

    evening alison

  • Danny02/02/2010 at 21:12

    i'm missing rally chatter?

    you won't BELIEVE what they've got me doing

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:13

    you won't BELIEVE what they've got me doing

    no way?

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 21:13

    i'm missing rally chatter?

    Danny said I can have a pony WRC Fantasy game.

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:13

    Danny said I can have a pony WRC Fantasy game.

    all to yourself?

  • Christine02/02/2010 at 21:14

    you won't BELIEVE what they've got me doing

    :)

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 21:14

    Evening :)

    Hello

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 21:15

    i'm missing rally chatter?

    Only about engine notes

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:15

    Only about engine notes

    :cry:

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 21:15

    :cry:

    Awww

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 21:16

    Danny said I can have a pony WRC Fantasy game.

    I don't think you should get a WRC game until you have entered the F1 game

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:16

    I don't think you should get a WRC game until you have entered the F1 game

    ooh, how true. is kathi abstaining?

  • Dank02/02/2010 at 21:19

    Got bored. Decided to vent my spleen about the F1 survey thingy-me-bob: http://www.motorsportmusings.co.uk/2010/02/survey-schmurvey/

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:19

    Got bored. Decided to vent my spleen about the F1 survey thingy-me-bob: http://www.mot.../02/survey-schmurvey/

    i fear the day we upset you dank :)

  • jpancoast (What the heck is a Pechito?)02/02/2010 at 21:22

    i fear the day we upset you dank :)

    Apparently we should only be worried if we upset him AND he's bored. So we just have to keep him busy...

  • Dank02/02/2010 at 21:22

    i fear the day we upset you dank :)

    My next post will definitely be more jolly!

  • Jeremy02/02/2010 at 21:22

    Excellent. Too bad Subaru isn't in it anymore...

    I miss Chris Atkinson :-( but yay for his brother and Cody Crocker in the APRC

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 21:23

    ooh, how true. is kathi abstaining?

    #needsmoreFinns

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 21:25

    you won't BELIEVE what they've got me doing

    :-D

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:25

    Apparently we should only be worried if we upset him AND he's bored. So we just have to keep him busy...

    i commented, and i found a hobby for dank.

    win!

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 21:26

    i fear the day we upset you dank :)

    Apparently we should only be worried if we upset him AND he's bored. So we just have to keep him busy...

    I fear the day both Dank and Jackie are bored.

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:26

    #needsmoreFinns

    aren't you happy heikki isn't in nick's position?

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:26

    I fear the day both Dank and Jackie are bored.

    :)

  • Alison02/02/2010 at 21:27

    I'm in a very odd mood today. I don't think days off are good for me!

  • RG02/02/2010 at 21:27

    I fear the day both Dank and Jackie are bored.

    I fear the month when I'm bored

    http://northernwaffler.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/testing-times/

    Oh dear.

  • Dank02/02/2010 at 21:27

    i commented, and i found a hobby for dank.

    Thanking you. And create my own survey you say? Hmm... Vewy intewesting...

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 21:28

    aren't you happy heikki isn't in nick's position?

    who? #sorryAmy

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:30

    Oh dear.

    i loves peoples blogging :)

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:31

    who? #sorryAmy

    hence the rally thing. i understand now.

    i do question the sanity of allowing the most dominant competitor in fantasy racers history to frame the rules for a new championship.

    max taught danny well.

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 21:38

    i do question the sanity of allowing the most dominant competitor in fantasy racers history to frame the rules for a new championship.

    Hush!

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 21:39

    How is the aside with joe going?

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:39

    comment was spam steven, tis gone.

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:39

    How is the aside with joe going?

    exporting. but done.

  • Dan Brunell02/02/2010 at 21:41

    exporting. but done.

    Yeah, I need a pick me up.

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 21:42

    Just had a look at the intro page to the F1 Racong survey.

    We want to hear from the people whose opinions matter the most in Formula OneTM – you, the fans. The global fan survey carried out by LG Electronics and F1 Racing Magazine, in association with FOTA, is the only worldwide poll of Grand Prix fans. Commissioned by the sport’s key decision makers, it offers you a unique opportunity to share your opinions on everything from your favourite drivers to next year’s rule changes.

    The survey won’t take you long and you may help influence the future of the sport.

    You will also get the opportunity to enter our competition and be in with a chance to win one of three $1000 cash prizes to spend on LG products.

    A couple of points spring to mind. Why is this a unique opportunity when it will be the fourth such survey that I will have filled in if I do?

    If the prizes are cash why do I have to spend it with LG? If I have to spend it with LG it is not cash. That is misleading and undoubtedly illegal. So is it cash or some voucher scheme?

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 21:43

    i do question the sanity of allowing the most dominant competitor in fantasy racers history to frame the rules for a new championship.

    It's cheaper for Danny than buying her a pony

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:43

    It's cheaper for Danny than buying her a pony

    hehehe.

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 21:43

    comment was spam steven, tis gone.

    OK.

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:43

    comment was spam steven, tis gone.

    OK.

    tis getting a bit worse though.

    *bumps spam fixes up the list*

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 21:45

    tis getting a bit worse though.

    Seems an odd kind of spam. At least the poker chip comment last night had a point to it and looked like spam.

  • RubberGoat02/02/2010 at 21:47

    Night guys ;)

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:47

    Seems an odd kind of spam. At least the poker chip comment last night had a point to it and looked like spam.

    there seems to be a trick that involves getting one benign comment through, somehow allows a later second "proper" spam message in more easily.

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:47

    Night guys ;)

    night chap.

  • James02/02/2010 at 21:47

    Am doing the F1 Racing survey and just wondered about this:

    In the winter the top three drivers in the World Championship should go on a world tour

    what exactly would that even involve?

  • jpancoast (Don't cry for me ARGENTINA!)02/02/2010 at 21:48

    there seems to be a trick that involves getting one benign comment through, somehow allows a later second "proper" spam message in more easily.

    probably testing to see if the benign message doesn't get moderated (or something)

  • RG02/02/2010 at 21:48

    what exactly would that even involve?

    Probably the top three drivers giving a demo in Asia with a bit of an interview plonked on at the end.

    Night Gavin.

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 21:48

    Am doing the F1 Racing survey and just wondered about this:

    In the winter the top three drivers in the World Championship should go on a world tour

    I hope they have a gig in Wales or I will do an angry blog post

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 21:51

    what exactly would that even involve?

    If I had all my F1Racings in digital form I could tell you. Peter Windsor suggested this a few times. It should be in one of the issues after Alonso won his second championship *goes looking*

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 21:53

    there seems to be a trick that involves getting one benign comment through, somehow allows a later second "proper" spam message in more easily.

    Interesting

  • James02/02/2010 at 21:53

    I hit the back button and lost my progress. I will have to do it another time :(

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 21:54

    what exactly would that even involve?

    You have to wonder who dreams up this garbage. I have just started it and the questions are badly written and loaded

  • Danny02/02/2010 at 21:55

    does anybody want to nominate a nice WRC picture (Kimi?) to use as the image for this WRC competition?

  • me02/02/2010 at 21:57

    does anybody want to nominate a nice WRC picture (Kimi?) to use as the image for this WRC competition?

    i'm trying to think where i've seen some recent pictures of kimi...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    oh yeah!

    http://www.f1minute.com/category/f1-big-picture/

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 21:58

    does anybody want to nominate a nice WRC picture (Kimi?) to use as the image for this WRC competition?

    not Kimi. He hasn't earned that yet.

  • Danny02/02/2010 at 21:58

    oh yeah!

    ;)

    I was looking at them but thought it best to ask first :D

  • lou02/02/2010 at 21:59

    i stopped revising for a moment.. and completed the f1 racing survey. my one comment about it is that i loved the fact that the 2 cars in the header are both Brawns.. and both Jenson. :D

    annnyway :) #nothere

  • me02/02/2010 at 22:00

    not Kimi. He hasn't earned that yet.

    oooh.

  • Danny02/02/2010 at 22:01

    not Kimi. He hasn't earned that yet.

    I wasn't expecting that!

  • Kathi02/02/2010 at 22:06

    I wasn't expecting that!

    There are some great pictures on the WRC homepage

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 22:07

    not Kimi. He hasn't earned that yet.

    Should be Loeb

  • Danny02/02/2010 at 22:08

    I found a suitable one of Sébastien Loeb which will certainly do for now...

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 22:09

    i stopped revising for a moment.. and completed the f1 racing survey. my one comment about it is that i loved the fact that the 2 cars in the header are both Brawns.. and both Jenson. :D

    annnyway :) #nothere

    I have just completed it. The questions are as loaded as ever but there is one where they give you 5 boxes to write down the first 5 brands associated with F1 that you think of. I thought it would be more beneficial to tell them what i thought of their questions. Feel much better for that. Since it is in answer to a question someone has to read it.

  • Paul Convery02/02/2010 at 22:17

    I found a suitable one of Sébastien Loeb which will certainly do for now...

    If your doing anything related to modern WRC then a pic Loeb has to be the first option.

  • Lukeh02/02/2010 at 22:21

    Time to head off, need a good nights sleep I think. See you for the launch in t'morning.

  • Paul Convery02/02/2010 at 22:23

    Night Lukeh

  • RG02/02/2010 at 22:24

    Time to head off, need a good nights sleep I think. See you for the launch in t'morning.

    Nighty night.

  • me02/02/2010 at 22:24

    Time to head off, need a good nights sleep I think. See you for the launch in t'morning.

    see ya.

  • me02/02/2010 at 22:34

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/02/02/an-aside-with-joe-motor-racing-is-a-religion-of-a-different-kind/

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 22:40

    ping: http://sidepod...-of-a-different-kind/

    Ah thanks. I'm halfway thru the Debrief, will listen to Joe straight after :-)

  • Paul Convery02/02/2010 at 22:41

    Cya all tomorrow in time for the Virgin launch hopefully. Good night.

  • Jon Waldock02/02/2010 at 22:41

    Cya all tomorrow in time for the Virgin launch hopefully. Good night.

    night!

  • me02/02/2010 at 22:41

    Cya all tomorrow in time for the Virgin launch hopefully. Good night.

    night paul.

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 22:41

    Night Paul

  • RG02/02/2010 at 22:52

    Right, I am off for the night. Do remember to check out One Timo Glock after 4pm for me going totally blog-crazy on the Virgin launch.

    lotsa love

  • me02/02/2010 at 22:53

    lotsa love

    back at ya.

  • Jon Waldock02/02/2010 at 22:55

    lotsa love

    night!

  • Benji02/02/2010 at 23:16

    Hello! I was having a conversation last week with Mr C and someonebody else about the Indy Car and NASCAR tv coverage in 2010, well ive got news if you don't know already Skysports are showing the complete Indy Car Series schedule live this season and also they are showing only extended highlights of the NASCAR sprint cup series beggining next monday with highlights of the Bud shoot out.

    Glad we still have indycars!!

  • me02/02/2010 at 23:19

    Glad we still have indycars!!

    cheers benji. we don't have sky sadly, but it does increase the chances of finding a live stream :)

  • me02/02/2010 at 23:21

    big pic pluggy: http://www.f1minute.com/category/f1-big-picture/

  • Benji02/02/2010 at 23:24

    the Virgin launch is tommorow is it?

  • me02/02/2010 at 23:25

    the Virgin launch is tommorow is it?

    tis indeedy. 10am (GMT).

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 23:26

    Hello! I was having a conversation last week with Mr C and someonebody else about the Indy Car and NASCAR tv coverage in 2010, well ive got news if you don't know already Skysports are showing the complete Indy Car Series schedule live this season and also they are showing only extended highlights of the NASCAR sprint cup series beggining next monday with highlights of the Bud shoot out.

    Glad we still have indycars!!

    Thanks. I don't have Sky but I'm glad we still have some kind of coverage here.

  • Benji02/02/2010 at 23:27

    Will we see the car or will Branson be obstructing the lenses? have a feeling beardy is going to get on my whick this year.

  • Benji02/02/2010 at 23:29

    No problem Pat.

  • Pat W02/02/2010 at 23:29

    the Virgin launch is tommorow is it?

    Yep. Tomorrow is going to be a much more exciting day all round I think. In the morning we have the first bona fide new team for a decade, not counting buyins, takeovers, and so forth. I'm not sure what we'll learn before it hits the track (unless they try something unique with the design), but it is a momentous occasion for F1.

    Then we've got Schumacher, Alonso and Button testing for much of the day.

  • Benji02/02/2010 at 23:31

    Im really curious about the Virgin car's performance with it being being designed by CFD, they could fall flat on their face with this one according to some sceptics.

  • Steven Roy02/02/2010 at 23:33

    Im really curious about the Virgin car's performance with it being being designed by CFD, they could fall flat on their face with this one according to some sceptics.

    It will be interesring to see if its nose is as pointy as the others

  • Benji02/02/2010 at 23:35

    Yep Steven, think Adrian Newey had his Alain Prost stencil at his drawing board when he was drafting up the RB5.

  • Alianora La Canta03/02/2010 at 14:58

    Am doing the F1 Racing survey and just wondered about this:

    In the winter the top three drivers in the World Championship should go on a world tour

    what exactly would that even involve? {Comment #509}

    Lots of meet-and-greets and PR sessions in populous cities and emerging markets. Possibly stopovers at various motor shows. Peter Windsor did mention the idea a few times, but he was always rather wooly about what such a tour would involve. I doubt it will help the real problems in F1 much but it could be a marketing platform.

  • Alianora La Canta03/02/2010 at 15:02

    A couple of points spring to mind. Why is this a unique opportunity when it will be the fourth such survey that I will have filled in if I do?

    If the prizes are cash why do I have to spend it with LG? If I have to spend it with LG it is not cash. That is misleading and undoubtedly illegal. So is it cash or some voucher scheme? {Comment #500}

    It's unique because it's the only time the powers-that-be will pretend to listen to us all year. Besides, it's only the second one in this series and the other one had a different title sponsor. The first two were FIA-powered whereas this one and the last are FOTA-powered.

    The competition sounds like it's been badly-worded and "cash" should read "vouchers" or "discounts". Probably not much use to me anyway since I'm not sure LG even does anything I'd want in my house as such (I'm happy with my electronics situation right now, thank you).

  • Steven Roy03/02/2010 at 15:03

    In the winter the top three drivers in the World Championship should go on a world tour

    I said no to that. Why send three drivers on a world tour and let the other 23 lie on a beach? Get all of them to commit to 5 dates each and send them out in pairs and you have 65 event done with no real hardship to anyone. Of course there is no option to put sensible suggestions into the survey.

  • me03/02/2010 at 15:05

    I said no to that. Why send three drivers on a world tour and let the other 23 lie on a beach? Get all of them to commit to 5 dates each and send them out in pairs and you have 65 event done with no real hardship to anyone. Of course there is no option to put sensible suggestions into the survey.

    that's what guest posts are for.

  • Journeyer03/02/2010 at 15:05

    I said no to that. Why send three drivers on a world tour and let the other 23 lie on a beach? Get all of them to commit to 5 dates each and send them out in pairs and you have 65 event done with no real hardship to anyone. Of course there is no option to put sensible suggestions into the survey.

    I said yes anyway, just to see if they'll do it. I'm thinking if we say no, they probably won't do anything at all.

  • Steven Roy03/02/2010 at 15:07

    that's what guest posts are for.

    I must be due time of for good behaviour for the number I have already written

  • Steven Roy03/02/2010 at 15:10

    I said yes anyway, just to see if they'll do it. I'm thinking if we say no, they probably won't do anything at all.

    My view is that all the rules of any sport shoul require eveyone to have equal treatment by the organisers. The world champion already does a stack of events for his sponsors so piling on a world tour for him is too much. Imagine a team finishes 1st and 2nd in the champinship. While all the other teams have their drivers available to work on the development of the new car whether through discussion or simulator runs the team that did the best job does not have access to their drivers. Doesn't make sense to me that they should be penalised for doing a better job.

  • me03/02/2010 at 15:11

    I must be due time of for good behaviour for the number I have already written

    sidepodcast is motor racing purgatory, you're here until we let you go.

  • Steven Roy03/02/2010 at 15:11

    sidepodcast is motor racing purgatory, you're here until we let you go.

    I am sure in tribute Alex will have a certain hotel song for his H show

  • me03/02/2010 at 15:11

    I said yes anyway, just to see if they'll do it. I'm thinking if we say no, they probably won't do anything at all.

    i'd rather drivers had more time to test. fans can go find the drivers, not the other way round.

  • Journeyer03/02/2010 at 15:12

    I am sure in tribute Alex will have a certain hotel song for his H show

    You can check in anytime you like, but you can never leave?

  • Journeyer03/02/2010 at 15:12

    i'd rather drivers had more time to test. fans can go find the drivers, not the other way round.

    but it's not like they're gonna test in november and december, anyway.

  • Alex Andronov03/02/2010 at 15:17

    I am sure in tribute Alex will have a certain hotel song for his H show

    You can check in anytime you like, but you can never leave?

    The only question is if I play the original or the Panteón Rococó:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dklfY5jJifY

    Just to start the arguments early there is a Killers version of this too:

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