Well hello everyone!  It’s been a while hasn’t it? Firstly, thank you to everyone who filled in for my usual Daily Post while I was away, I did have a catch up of the SPC posts while I was on holiday and you all did a great job, so thanks for that!

Now I’m back once again like a Renegade Master though, so I do hope you enjoy what I have for you today ;)

For those who don’t know, I have been on holiday for a couple of weeks.  Mrs. Goat and I went to the absolutely brilliant Trinidad & Tobago on an invitation from a colleague of mine here in Denmark who went back for a long holiday.  The experiences we had were absolutely fantastic – the weather was lovely, the sea warm, the food spicy and exotic, the people warm and friendly and the rum & coconut water ice cold :D 

We miss it already as it was a really special place and a great holiday but I have uploaded loads of pics to Facebook and my Flickr account – with a highlights album here.  Have a quick look through and I hope you enjoy them…

Yes, the beaches really do look like Paradise in the Caribbean...

Credit: Gavin Brown

Yes, the beaches really do look like Paradise in the Caribbean...

Now for some F1 news and stuff

But enough about my holidays – time for some links to the main stories in F1!  Hopefully what I link to this time won’t start any more flame wars, eh? ;)

The first story is not really much of a story – Red Bull are going to be sponsored by Infiniti for 2011 and beyond.  But what has made this story interesting is the way the media have handled it.  The PR company handling the release of the story asked for an embargo on the release of the story until midnight, March 1st.  The BBC however released a story on Sunday (which has since been taken down, hence the Google Cache link). 

Of course, the PR company were not happy with that and the story got taken down, as it turned out to be mostly inaccurate – stating that Red Bull would run rebranded Infiniti engines.  It’s a shame to see the BBC get it so wrong and not get their facts straight as they are seen to be a trusted source of information.

Joe was also in the firing line as he posted on this story and did not get it right either – with a very strong discussion in the comments on his blog over the way he handled the story.  We have also had some great discussions in the comments here about it too.  At the end of the day, the story has got a lot more mileage than it should have!

In other news… Timo Glock has had an appendectomy, but he’s ok – and even managed to score points in Christine’s Rankings as he tweeted from Hospital!  By the way, Christine’s Rankings are now split into two parts, the team part can be found here.  Also, don’t forget Tweets of the Week and Christine has a Pandariffic new header on her personal website ;)

McLaren have been posting some excellent retrospective articles and here is another about how Ayrton Senna got his first F1 test.  When’s the movie coming out in Europe???

Bernie Ecclestone is currently going through his typical pre-season nonsensical rant phase – this time criticising the moveable rear wings and suggesting that F1 races should have artificial rain to make things more exciting.  Also, he is suggesting that the Bahrain Grand Prix be moved to August during the summer break, which Joe thinks the teams will never agree to.

Lukeh celebrated his blogthday yesterday with a summary of his most popular posts in 2010 – which happened to be St. David’s Day (the Patron Saint of Welsh Cakes).  To celebrate, F1 Badger ran an article on F1’s Top 5 Welshmen.

Sir Jackie Stewart thinks F1 circuits are too much the same and don’t punish the drivers enough.  Hear hear! Speaking of Sir Jackie, the Sportscar team he used to drive for is back – entering an Aston Martin DBRS9 GT3 at the 24 Hours of Spa in July.

Peugeot are going to campaign a Hybrid 908 at Le Mans this year with a KERS system – except it will operate every time the car accelerates and not just a contrived “push-to-pass” system, which sounds like a much better application of KERS if you ask me.

Pat’s got his TMR Game scores up for week 6 – I am doing badly due to my holiday, so remember to get your picks in in time!

One of my favourite childhood rally heroes, Juha Kankkunen, has just broke the World Ice Land Speed Record in a Bentley at 205mph.  Only the Finns…

Springfield Punx WHOsdays are back!  This time, it’s the Silurians

David Walliams of Little Britian fame is hosting a mammoth 24 hour Panel Show for Comic Relief – but will it be as good as Sidepodradio I wonder?

Facebook are launching a new commenting system which will allow linking to and from articles and comments, and should in theory reduce flaming and trolling – maybe Joe could use this to help him out on his blog? ;)

A friend of mine was given a Supercar driving experience as a Christmas present and I promised to find out if it was any good – what are your thoughts and do you have any tips for the lucky ****?

Finally, my friend from University has written her first app for the iPhone called TimeEstimator – a fun game where you have to guess correctly how long a certain time period takes without looking at the clock.  She wrote it to learn objective-C, so check it out and let her know what you think!

So that’s all from me – Enjoy your day, see you in the comments and I look forward to reading the Spanish Wednesday that Amanda will publish later!

326 responses

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 00:11

    Wow, that picture really does look like paradise.

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 00:13

    Brilliant daily, welcome back Gavin :)

  • Pat W02/03/2011 at 00:13

    Hi Wednesday. Trinidad & Tobago looks fantastic. :)

    Interesting timing because the Aston Martin AMR One details came out 40 minutes ago, they were supposed to be embargoed until midnight but someone broke it, so DSC, PLM and Speed were given the go ahead to publish as well.. These embargoes are more trouble than they are worth, surely!

    Ta for the pluggie. :)

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 00:13

    Wow, that picture really does look like paradise.

    It was at a beach called Maracus, where we had the best Shark and Bake (a fried fish sandwich) in the world, and then spent 3 hours bodyboarding in the water!

    Brilliant daily, welcome back Gavin :)

    Thanks, I missed writing these :)

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 00:14

    Ta for the pluggie. :)

    No probs, you were just in time ;)

  • Pat W02/03/2011 at 00:16

    Brilliant daily, welcome back Gavin :)

    Yep, good to have a Gavin Daily again. :)

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 00:18

    One of my favourite childhood rally heroes, Juha Kankkunen, has just broke the World Ice Land Speed Record in a Bentley at 205mph. Only the Finns… {Original entry}

    Congratulations Juha!

  • Pat W02/03/2011 at 00:21

    A quick mention in this thread for Kai's blog which is open for a while, for anyone who missed it - http://solongandthanksforallthefishies.blogspot.com/

    (in case people don't check back to yesterday) ;)

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 00:22

    (in case people don't check back to yesterday) ;)

    You read my mind.

    How sweet of you! Thanks. :)

  • Bert02/03/2011 at 00:22

    One of my favourite childhood rally heroes, Juha Kankkunen, has just broke the World Ice Land Speed Record in a Bentley at 205mph. Only the Finns… {Original entry}

    Yeah... but he had the top up.

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 00:23

    How sweet of you! Thanks. :)

    We'll post it again later too eh?

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 00:24

    We'll post it again later too eh?

    That would be fine with me. Thanks for the sidepod support. :)

  • Pat W02/03/2011 at 00:41

    We'll post it again later too eh?

    People should read it, Prague looks great!

  • Pat W02/03/2011 at 00:44

    Early night I reckon, yawning away here..

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 00:44

    Early night I reckon, yawning away here..

    OK. Have a good night!

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 00:44

    Early night I reckon, yawning away here..

    Night Pat

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 00:45

    Early night I reckon, yawning away here..

    I'll be out pretty soon myself, but I'm hanging in there for now.

    Good night.

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 00:46

    cheers for the daily gavin.

    can i just say a huge thank you to all daily writers. so nice that we can get on with rebuilding the studio and not have to stop to clean up and manage the site. fabulous to know it's all in safe hands. thank you writers + all fab commenters too.

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 00:47

    can i just say a huge thank you to all daily writers. so nice that we can get on with rebuilding the studio and not have to stop to clean up and manage the site. fabulous to know it's all in safe hands. thank you writers + all fab commenters too.

    If you build it, we will come.

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 00:47

    can i just say a huge thank you to all daily writers. so nice that we can get on with rebuilding the studio and not have to stop to clean up and manage the site. fabulous to know it's all in safe hands. thank you writers + all fab commenters too.

    Awwww *hug*

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 00:49

    If you build it, we will come.

    deal :)

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 00:50

    Awwww *hug*

    *hugs back*

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 00:54

    A quick mention in this thread for Kai's blog which is open for a while, for anyone who missed it - solongandthanksfo…ies.blogspot.com/

    oooh!

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 00:55

    oooh!

    Open House for a day or two. :)

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 00:55

    Open House for a day or two.

    can i retweet, or for spc-eyes only?

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 00:57

    can i retweet, or for spc-eyes only?

    hmmmmm

    First of all, thank you for asking.

    Second, um....sure. I'll hold my breath a little. This is all new to me, sharing my writing....

    Ok, sir, retweet away.

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 00:58

    Second, um....sure. I'll hold my breath a little. This is all new to me, sharing my writing....

    All the blood just rushed to my feet. *gulp*

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 00:58

    Ok, sir, retweet away.

    ace!

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 01:02

    omg, you've written loads! when did you blog all of this kai?

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 01:03

    omg, you've written loads! when did you blog all of this kai?

    It was my travel journal for my trip. I did it from the 15th to the 26th or so.

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 01:04

    It was my travel journal for my trip. I did it from the 15th to the 26th or so.

    but it's so much blogging! am v.impressed.

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 01:05

    but it's so much blogging! am v.impressed.

    I just like to write to process stuff.

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 01:09

    I just like to write to process stuff.

    i haven't had time to appreciate the international meetup. sounds like we missed to brilliant get together.

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 01:10

    i haven't had time to appreciate the international meetup. sounds like we missed to brilliant get together.

    I had the BEST time. I haven't laughed so hard or so much in a really long time. I needed it.

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 01:12

    I had the BEST time. I haven't laughed so hard or so much in a really long time. I needed it.

    The meetup in Boston will be great.

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 01:16

    The meetup in Boston will be great.

    we need video from that.

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 01:24

    No wonder McLaren are struggling in testing, the BBC have exclusively revealed that they have been using their road going coupe. Doh!

    The MP4-12C was belatedly unveiled at second testing in Jerez, and technical issues affected Barcelona testing

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9411112.stm

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 01:26

    I had the BEST time. I haven't laughed so hard or so much in a really long time. I needed it.

    "It's 4 o'clock! Yaaaaaay!"

    [read blog for details]

  • Stag Corner02/03/2011 at 01:26

    Speaking of Senna and the doco, I had the pleasure of seeing it over the weekend. It's playing in town as a part of the Adelaide Film Festival.

    If there are any Sidepodders in my corner of the world who didn't see it on Sunday, all I will say is move heaven and earth to catch the second screening this Sunday (March 6th).

    For those who have to wait longer until a European release (however hard that may be) it will be well worth it. The hype is justified. It's a masterpiece. A must for non-F1 types as well.

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 01:26

    The MP4-12C was belatedly unveiled at second testing in Jerez, and technical issues affected Barcelona testing

    oh, my, christ.

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 01:27

    oh, my, christ.

    I can't even be bother to tell them. The whole news site is going down hill

    *silently sheds tear*

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 01:28

    "It's 4 o'clock! Yaaaaaay!"

    *trumpets from the top of the tower*

    4:00!!!! woo hoo!!!

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 01:28

    Thank you Stag, that's good to know

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 01:29

    *trumpets from the top of the tower*

    4:00!!!! woo hoo!!!

    :lol:

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 01:29

    Speaking of Senna and the doco, I had the pleasure of seeing it over the weekend. It's playing in town as a part of the Adelaide Film Festival.

    oooh, could we twist your arm into writing a short guest post about the film.

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 01:31

    Mr C, have you heard that OS X Lion includes the Server edition and inbuilt Podcast publishing apps

    [at least, in Beta anyway]

  • Stag Corner02/03/2011 at 01:32

    oooh, could we twist your arm into writing a short guest post about the film.

    Would love to.

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 01:33

    For those who have to wait longer until a European release (however hard that may be) it will be well worth it. The hype is justified. It's a masterpiece. A must for non-F1 types as well.

    My family has already mentally budgeted a household's worth of cinema tickets to see the film ;)

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 01:33

    Mr C, have you heard that OS X Lion includes the Server edition and inbuilt Podcast publishing apps

    yeah, they're not very good. hopeless/awful/halfarsed/lefttorot would be some choice phrases i could throw at 'podcast producer'.

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 01:34

    The MP4-12C was belatedly unveiled at second testing in Jerez, and technical issues affected Barcelona testing

    I think they're filming an episode of Doctor Who at that there website!

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 01:35

    Would love to.

    very much appreciated. we have a quick intro page for just such a purpose: http://sidepodcast.com/about/writing-a-guest-post

    feel free to yell if there's anything we can help with. v.keen to hear what you made of it.

  • Stag Corner02/03/2011 at 01:37

    very much appreciated. we have a quick intro page for just such a purpose: sidepodcast.com/a…ting-a-guest-post

    feel free to yell if there's anything we can help with. v.keen to hear what you made of it.

    No worries Mr C. I throw something together then!

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 01:38

    yeah, they're not very good. hopeless/awful/halfarsed/lefttorot would be some choice phrases i could throw at 'podcast producer'.

    Interesting

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 01:38

    No worries Mr C. I throw something together then!

    legend, thank you.

    and on that note, i'm going to call it a night. cheers all.

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 01:39

    and on that note, i'm going to call it a night. cheers all.

    Have a good night!

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 01:40

    Mr C, have you heard that OS X Lion includes the Server edition and inbuilt Podcast publishing apps

    Light Peak technology [Thunder Cat] and the imminent Intel chips that promote small flash OS drives make me want to definitely wait for this year's desk top hardware

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 01:41

    and on that note, i'm going to call it a night. cheers all.

    Night Sir

  • Stag Corner02/03/2011 at 01:42

    and on that note, i'm going to call it a night. cheers all.

    Night mate.

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 01:42

    and on that note, i'm going to call it a night. cheers all.

    Night

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 01:55

    news.bbc.co.uk/sp…a_one/9411112.stm

    That article also says that Lewis Hamilton is deciding between two candidates to represent him.

    Simon Fuller, whose past efforts have brought us S Club 7, The Spice Girls and Honda's Earth Car!

    Lewis is really losing big points for me these days

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 01:56

    Lewis is really losing big points for me these days

    I never knew what happened between him and his dad.

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 02:01

    I never knew what happened between him and his dad.

    I suspect he was either too controlling or like his Siamese Twin. Or both

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 02:04

    I suspect he was either too controlling or like his Siamese Twin. Or both

    And parents as managers can be tricky after a while.

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 02:09

    And parents as managers can be tricky after a while.

    They can be bad enough as just parents! :)

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 02:10

    They can be bad enough as just parents! :)

    Very true :)

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 02:19

    Early night for me. This work thing takes a lot of energy. ;)

    Good night

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 02:25

    Early night for me. This work thing takes a lot of energy. ;)

    Goodnight!

  • Bassano02/03/2011 at 02:25

    Early night for me. This work thing takes a lot of energy. ;)

    G'night Kai, I'll tweet a SidepodBoston reminder when I manage to look at the wiki. Maybe tomorrow now, bed for me too soon

  • Amanda02/03/2011 at 05:48

    Welcome back Gavin! Wow, that's quite a daily! :-) Ta for the introduction/preview/outlook. :-)

  • F1Wolf02/03/2011 at 06:23

    I have uploaded loads of pics to Facebook and my Flickr account – with a highlights album here. Have a quick look through and I hope you enjoy them…

    nice pics of nice place Mr Goat. pity that Caribbean and South America are the places furthest away from here ... when planning holidays it usually comes down to comparison similar to this - Borneo - 3hrs flight vs Caribbean 30 hours on several flights :-) I envy one of my friends who has clients based at Curacao and is obliged to visit them once a year

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 07:56

    can i just say a huge thank you to all daily writers. so nice that we can get on with rebuilding the studio and not have to stop to clean up and manage the site. fabulous to know it's all in safe hands. thank you writers + all fab commenters too.

    Thanks man, it's much appreciated and I think it's safe to say we really enjoy it :)

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 07:58

    nice pics of nice place Mr Goat. pity that Caribbean and South America are the places furthest away from here ... when planning holidays it usually comes down to comparison similar to this - Borneo - 3hrs flight vs Caribbean 30 hours on several flights :-) I envy one of my friends who has clients based at Curacao and is obliged to visit them once a year

    Shame. Have you looked into Fiji/Samoa/Vanuatu? Also I hear Guam is nice...

  • F1Wolf02/03/2011 at 08:06

    Shame. Have you looked into Fiji/Samoa/Vanuatu? Also I hear Guam is nice...

    those pacific islands are tempting and manageable, so one day probably will do. but first have to do kiwiland :-)

    Guam I do not know, Guam and Saipan are quite popular destinations here but somehow I haven't been attracted by them, yet ...

    Likely going to do Kota Kinabalu on Malaysian Borneo in May and hopefully hike up the Mt Kinabalu :-)

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 08:46

    Likely going to do Kota Kinabalu on Malaysian Borneo in May and hopefully hike up the Mt Kinabalu :-)

    Sounds great!

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 09:15

    I biked to work today for the first time in 3 months - which was really nice but a bit tough because I have lost a lot of fitness!

    Compare this morning's effort: http://runkeeper.com/user/RubberGoat/activity/27315025 with one posted before I stopped for winter: http://runkeeper.com/user/RubberGoat/activity/20026731

    The traffic stops negate the time difference a bit, but basically on my 7-gear bike I never got out of 4th while last year I could comfortably hit 6th!

    I feel great though and I plan to start running soon ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 09:17

    morning folks,

    nice daily gavin

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 09:17

    nice daily gavin

    Thanks man. Feels good to be back ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 09:23

    Ouch indeed

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/03/01/analysts-not-convinced-by-proton/#comment-42286

  • F1Wolf02/03/2011 at 09:35

    Ouch indeed

    most of South East Asian economies pressed the re-set button in 1997-98. it was not painless but probably necessary after years of inflating bubble. Malaysia chose different path that time. Fixed exchange rate, currency and capital flow control and all sorts of protectionism. It did help them at that time as it protected their economy from the Asian financial meltdown of late 90s. But it also helped to keep alive lots of white elephants, like Proton. In any open market economy that company would be dead and buried long long ago. But Proton was Mahathir's baby, the national car, the national pride. It could not be allowed to fail... Somehow it survives till today, years after Mahathir left the office. But maybe Bahar can achieve what markets were not allowed to do :-)

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 09:38

    Malaysia chose different path that time.

    i see

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 09:39

    Malaysia chose different path that time.

    The British Leyland oath it seems.

  • F1Wolf02/03/2011 at 09:42

    all that said, Malaysia is one of my favourite places to visit. I don't think there is a country in Asia (China does not count) that I visited more often then Malaysia :-)

  • F1Wolf02/03/2011 at 09:45

    and Williams F1 is trading ...

    http://www.boerse-frankfurt.de/EN/index.aspx?pageID=290

  • Amy02/03/2011 at 09:53

    Compare this morning's effort: runkeeper.com/use…activity/27315025 with one posted before I stopped for winter: runkeeper.com/use…activity/20026731

    that sends me to 'This activity is only viewable by RubberGoat' :(

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 09:56

    that sends me to 'This activity is only viewable by RubberGoat' :(

    Ok, I'll change my settings so you can see them. Does it work now?

    The funny thing about Runkeeper is that I haven't used it for running yet ;)

  • Amy02/03/2011 at 10:00

    Ok, I'll change my settings so you can see them. Does it work now?

    nope

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 10:05

    nope

    Try again.

    Sorry for the hassle. Silly Runkeeper!

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 10:08

    Sorry for the hassle. Silly Runkeeper!

    Turns out that that even if you change your status from private to public, you have to change each individual activity twice - the map and the activity itself. How very annoying!

  • Amy02/03/2011 at 10:18

    Turns out that that even if you change your status from private to public, you have to change each individual activity twice - the map and the activity itself. How very annoying!

    sounds like too much effort to me but thanks because now I can see :D

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 10:21

    Turns out that that even if you change your status from private to public, you have to change each individual activity twice - the map and the activity itself. How very annoying!

    That is weird, although I must say I like that the map and activity are two separate things. I want to see both but I don't necessarily want to share both. Then again if it was a race or something, I might want to, so... now I've talked myself into thinking they've got it right :)

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 10:26

    Also, morning all.

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 10:27

    morning christine

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 10:44

    early morning ping -->

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/03/01/british-formula-3-pre-season-testing-rockingham-march-1st/

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 10:51

    and Williams F1 is trading ...

    we should live comment them.

    they're taking an early lead...

    they've overtaken their nearest rivals...

    they've crashed and burned...

  • F1Wolf02/03/2011 at 10:52

    we should live comment them.

    If subscribed 1000 shares and purchased them at IPO price I would already be 1000 EUR down :-)

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 10:53

    If subscribed 1000 shares and purchased them at IPO price I would already be 1000 EUR down

    oh!

  • F1Wolf02/03/2011 at 10:54

    oh!

    Patrick Head however did very well ...

  • Amy02/03/2011 at 11:03

    I think I shall try and win http://grandprix.com.au/win/facebook-two-seater-formula-1-car-ride-giveaway/ :D

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 11:19

    Nice daily Gavin

    Did JYS really drive for Ecurie Ecosse? I don't think he did. His brother Jimmy raced for them but I think the only times Jackie sat in one of their cars was as a kid when his brother raced or 3 or 4 years ago when Knockhill did a historic festival with him as guest of honour where he seemed to spend his day signing autographs, posing for photos and jumping into ever old car in the paddock trying them out like an excited schoolboy. It was hard to say who had the biggest smile on those occasions; him because he was in a car of a type he had not driven in 40 odd years or the owners when Jackie Stewart walked up and asked if it would be OK for him to sit in their car.

    Some of the owners he did not know at all and others he had not seen in decades but as soon as any of them said their name he would know where and when they had met and discuss people they had known at that time. I don't think there was a single person who exchanged a smile with him that day who didn't leave with a huge grin.

    It may seem odd but Jim Clark never drove for Ecurie Ecosse either and was known on occasion to complain about not being asked. It seems he saw it as some kind of personal insult. He did drive for the Border Reivers who were their local rivals but not as high profile.

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 11:21

    Nice story Steven

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 11:39

    Did JYS really drive for Ecurie Ecosse? I don't think he did. His brother Jimmy raced for them but I think the only times Jackie sat in one of their cars was as a kid when his brother raced or 3 or 4 years ago when Knockhill did a historic festival with him as guest of honour where he seemed to spend his day signing autographs, posing for photos and jumping into ever old car in the paddock trying them out like an excited schoolboy. It was hard to say who had the biggest smile on those occasions; him because he was in a car of a type he had not driven in 40 odd years or the owners when Jackie Stewart walked up and asked if it would be OK for him to sit in their car.

    Thanks Steven,

    To be honest I'm not sure about JYS driving for Ecurie Ecosse - I seem to remember some mention of it in his autobiography but then like you say, it was in relation to his brother Jimmy driving for them. The website is ambigious about it though: http://www.ecurieecosse.com/memories_details.asp?memoryID=2

    Apparently Jim Clark did drive for them once, however: http://www.ecurieecosse.com/who_drove_details.asp?driverID=9

  • Alex Andronov02/03/2011 at 11:43

    Morning (just) everyone :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 11:43

    hi alex

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 11:44

    Morning (just) everyone :)

    You all right mate?

  • Alex Andronov02/03/2011 at 11:46

    You all right mate?

    Yeah doing a bit better... I was going to take it nice and easy today but some of our work servers had a different idea so while I am off sick I have just ended up working since 6:45 until now. Ooops.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 11:48

    Apparently Jim Clark did drive for them once, however: www.ecurieecosse.…ls.asp?driverID=9

    I must have read that before because I knew the Masten Gregory story but did not associate it with Ecurie Ecosse. Gregory was Clark's hero then they shared a car and Clark totally blew him away.

    Looks like I got the JYS bit wrong too. Not a good start to my commenting day. That piece clearly suggests he drove for them.

    I need to send my memory for a service

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 11:48

    It. Is. Snowing!!!

  • Alex Andronov02/03/2011 at 11:48

    I need to send my memory for a service

    oooh if you find one of those I'll take it

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 11:48

    I need to send my memory for a service

    In fairness, it was one drive each. Hardly a regular driver!

  • Amy02/03/2011 at 11:49

    It. Is. Snowing!!!

    did no one tell Denmark that winter is over?

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 11:49

    Good morning everyone.

    I opened up my blog for a couple of days if anyone wants to read about Prague (in reverse date order).

    http://solongandthanksforallthefishies.blogspot.com/

    Time to get ready for work...

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 11:50

    By the way, is there a setting to flip the entries so they are in chronological order that they happened instead?

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 11:51

    oooh if you find one of those I'll take it

    :D

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 11:52

    In fairness, it was one drive each. Hardly a regular driver!

    I only read the start before my comment. Must stop doing that. Clearly it was not a race drive but a publicity stunt.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 11:52

    I opened up my blog for a couple of days if anyone wants to read about Prague (in reverse date order).

    You opened it to the world? Very brave. I'm impressed

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 11:56

    did no one tell Denmark that winter is over?

    Apparently not. I blame Kathi for making a stop here and bringing the weather with her ;)

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 11:58

    did no one tell Denmark that winter is over?

    Technically it's not over for another 19 days...

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 11:58

    I only read the start before my comment. Must stop doing that. Clearly it was not a race drive but a publicity stunt.

    Indeed - I missed that when I read it. He must have mentioned the team only in relation to his brother, but it seems amazing that there was an Ecurie Ecosse and yet the two best drivers from that era were not regulars in the team!

  • Amy02/03/2011 at 12:05

    hoooray I have entered that competition and clearly I'll win. But I'm not sharing my entry because those '25 words or less' things are always horrible :D

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 12:14

    Indeed - I missed that when I read it. He must have mentioned the team only in relation to his brother, but it seems amazing that there was an Ecurie Ecosse and yet the two best drivers from that era were not regulars in the team!

    The best days of the team were over by the time Stewart was racing seriously.

    The original article mentioned David Leslie, DC and McNish. David Leslie was a great driver. Really underrated and definitely good enough for F1 but never had any money. He was European FF200 champion and didn't have the money to do F3 after that. He used to race in the Scottish Atlantic championship and totally dominate. When I started going to Ingliston there were hundreds of people who just went to watch him and as soon as his last race was finished they left.

    Everyone knows about Senna and Brundle dominiating the 83 F3 championship but the driver who won the first race that season was David Leslie. All the top drivers had Ralts and he had some piece of garbage that there was only ever one built. He was a great sorter of cars so he had it set up perfectly for the first race. By the second Ralt had all the data from all their drivers and he never got a look in again.

    He drove both Ecosse C2 prototypes at Le Mans and their Cavalier in BTCC. You will also find that all the drivers of the McNish/DC/Franchitti generation credit him and his father (also David) for helping them get into cars and progress in them.

    DC as far as I can remember only drove one race for the team and that was a class win in a Jaguar at Le Mans. After the race the car was disqualified for some technical infringement. I think it was exhaust related but I could be completely wrong.

    Ecurie Ecosse gave McNish his first chance to race cars. They had an ancient Mondiale FFord that various people raced. He did three races in that car and the third one was the first time I saw him race. I think that was his first and possible only car race in Scotland. The FFord championship was so strong they had to run two races to give everyone a race. The top guys were good and had their cars set up perfectly. McNish turned up and was doing really well but had a huge crash and I doubt they ever found all the bits of the car. But he had made a name for himself and the next season he had full Marlboro sponsorship and Hakkinen as his team mate. But it is very possible had it not been for Ecurie Ecosse and David Leslie he would never have raced a car at all.

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 12:18

    Ecurie Ecosse gave McNish his first chance to race cars.

    McNish was excellent in those FF and F3 days. Sadly it was just far, far too long before he got into F1

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 12:18

    The original article mentioned David Leslie, DC and McNish. David Leslie was a great driver. Really underrated and definitely good enough for F1 but never had any money. He was European FF200 champion and didn't have the money to do F3 after that. He used to race in the Scottish Atlantic championship and totally dominate. When I started going to Ingliston there were hundreds of people who just went to watch him and as soon as his last race was finished they left.

    I met David Leslie once - a really nice chap.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 12:22

    McNish was excellent in those FF and F3 days. Sadly it was just far, far too long before he got into F1

    Lost all career momentum in his second season in F3000 when he was a massive title favourite and Lola built an absolute dog. Everyone who started with Lola switched to Reynards but DAMS were the Lola factory team so were stuck with them.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 12:23

    I met David Leslie once - a really nice chap.

    I have never heard anyone say a bad word about him. Desoite not reaching anywhere near the level his ability deserved he never seemed to complain about it

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 12:23

    Lost all career momentum in his second season in F3000 when he was a massive title favourite and Lola built an absolute dog. Everyone who started with Lola switched to Reynards but DAMS were the Lola factory team so were stuck with them.

    Aye - i also remember he was the McLaren tester for what felt like forever, before he inally hit his stride with sportscars

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 12:24

    Carlos slim has opened a new art gallery: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12617888

    Massive.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 12:28

    Aye - i also remember he was the McLaren tester for what felt like forever, before he inally hit his stride with sportscars

    He was the first ever young, big name test driver so no other team would touch him because he was McLaren's man and they never gave him a race drive.

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 12:29

    He was the first ever young, big name test driver so no other team would touch him because he was McLaren's man and they never gave him a race drive.

    ...and by the time Senna had left, Hakkinen jumped McNish and the team were going through the duldrums

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 12:32

    Ha!

    OfficialLRGP We have a very special guest coming to the factory today. And its 130 years old. Can you guess what it is? Find out more at 15:00 today.

    Dan_Thorn @OfficialLRGP Is it Bruce Forsyth?

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 12:33

    ...and by the time Senna had left, Hakkinen jumped McNish and the team were going through the duldrums

    Odd as it seems the key point in their careers was Marlboro choosing McNish ahead of Hakkinen for the one F3 seat they had in 89 and dropping Hakkinen

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 12:34

    Ha!

    if that doesn't raise a smile, nothing will

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 12:36

    Yeah doing a bit better... I was going to take it nice and easy today but some of our work servers had a different idea so while I am off sick I have just ended up working since 6:45 until now. Ooops.

    Do you want cover for your daily, Mr Giggles, or is your brain better today?

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 12:38

    Dan_Thorn @OfficialLRGP Is it Bruce Forsyth?

    :D

  • Amanda02/03/2011 at 12:47

    ping ... http://sidepodcast.com/post/spanish-wednesday-2nd-march-2011

  • Alex Andronov02/03/2011 at 12:48

    Do you want cover for your daily, Mr Giggles, or is your brain better today?

    I'm currently thinking I'm going to be okay for it... I had an idea I wanted to try so I think I'll go for it!

  • Alex Andronov02/03/2011 at 12:48

    I'm currently thinking I'm going to be okay for it... I had an idea I wanted to try so I think I'll go for it!

    But thanks for the question :)

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 13:15

    I'm currently thinking I'm going to be okay for it... I had an idea I wanted to try so I think I'll go for it!

    Yay, okay.

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 13:28

    Yuck! I was just eating an apple, started out really nicely and then turned out to be rotten on the inside!

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 13:41

    interesting

    http://www2.mercedes-benz.co.uk/content/unitedkingdom/mpc/mpc_unitedkingdom_website/en/home_mpc/MBWorldBrooklands/home/whats_on/f1_exhibition.html

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 13:43

    Yuck! I was just eating an apple, started out really nicely and then turned out to be rotten on the inside!

    Fixed that problem by eating an orange instead ;)

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 13:43

    interesting

    Wow that does look cool!

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 13:43

    Oh no's!!

    BREAKING: Sir Jackie Stewart taken ill on flight to UK

    http://uk.autoblog.com/2011/03/02/breaking-jackie-stewart-taken-ill-on-flight-to-uk/

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 13:44

    BREAKING: Sir Jackie Stewart taken ill on flight to UK

    GMM and Twitter false explosions in 3...2...1...

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 13:49

    for christine's fbfb later: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/03/02/the-da-vinci-code-and-other-random-house-titles-appearing-in-ibookstore/

    #nothere

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 13:50

    It's still snowing! I remain convinced this country does not experience spring or autumn; rather it has a two week transition between winter and summer

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 13:50

    BREAKING: Sir Jackie Stewart taken ill on flight to UK

    Hope he is OK

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 13:55

    BREAKING: Sir Jackie Stewart taken ill on flight to UK

    Get well soon, Jackie.

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 13:59

    Ah well.

    @steveslaterF1: Finishing Bernie Ecclestone biog book "No Angel". Frustrating. Interesting research, but messy writing style hard to read. 7/10

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 14:26

    Good news. Jackie Stewart is apparently fine (yes I know I'm linking to Andrew Benson, but his source is Paul Stewart, so it should be true).

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 14:28

    Good news. Jackie Stewart is apparently fine (yes I know I'm linking to Andrew Benson, but his source is Paul Stewart, so it should be true).

    Thank goodness

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 14:28

    Good news. Jackie Stewart is apparently fine (yes I know I'm linking to Andrew Benson, but his source is Paul Stewart, so it should be true).

    Phew.

    Scottish and chest pains almost always means heart attack. I was worried.

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 14:29

    Good news. Jackie Stewart is apparently fine (yes I know I'm linking to Andrew Benson, but his source is Paul Stewart, so it should be true).

    Excellent.

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 14:35

    Hullo all, fantastic daily Gavin. lots of goodiness and your holiday looked wonderful :)

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 14:35

    Hullo all, fantastic daily Gavin. lots of goodiness and your holiday looked wonderful :)

    Thanks man!

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 14:36

    Hullo all, fantastic daily Gavin. lots of goodiness and your holiday looked wonderful :)

    Hello!

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 14:37

    Thanks man!

    I love your chosen photo, it looks like a postcard! Does look really perfect :)

  • Eyeteaguy02/03/2011 at 14:38

    I am here. But not for long.

    'Sup, F1 dawgs? (I have a consultant from LA here and he really does speak like that....word.)

    Eyeteaguy

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 14:38

    I love your chosen photo, it looks like a postcard! Does look really perfect :)

    You would not believe how many places I went to there and just thought "Wow...!"

    That's why I ended up uploading 250+ pictures to Facebook and Flickr!

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 14:39

    'Sup, F1 dawgs? (I have a consultant from LA here and he really does speak like that....word.)

    What if he met Legard? "Woof!"

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 14:39

    Has anyone seen the news about the iPlayer? Thought it would be worth mentioning here with our many international commentors, but at some point in 2011 BBC appear to be planning to introducing a pay to watch iPlayer service for around the world. Wonder if this will including live streaming on the iPlayer for F1 fans?

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 14:40

    Has anyone seen the news about the iPlayer? Thought it would be worth mentioning here with our many international commentors, but at some point in 2011 BBC appear to be planning to introducing a pay to watch iPlayer service for around the world. Wonder if this will including live streaming on the iPlayer for F1 fans?

    Aye - announced late last year I believe. The charge is just for non-UK viewers

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 14:41

    Has anyone seen the news about the iPlayer? Thought it would be worth mentioning here with our many international commentors, but at some point in 2011 BBC appear to be planning to introducing a pay to watch iPlayer service for around the world. Wonder if this will including live streaming on the iPlayer for F1 fans?

    Probably not, due to rights restricitions I reckon.

    That means they will probably start clamping down on VPN's I reckon.

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 14:41

    Has anyone seen the news about the iPlayer? Thought it would be worth mentioning here with our many international commentors, but at some point in 2011 BBC appear to be planning to introducing a pay to watch iPlayer service for around the world. Wonder if this will including live streaming on the iPlayer for F1 fans?

    I doubt F1 will make it due to the licensing issues, with the possible exception of the season review (where there'd be time to get special clearance). Still, it strikes me as an excellent response to the millions of people who want to watch BBC stuff and can't currently see it due to geographical issues.

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 14:41

    Has anyone seen the news about the iPlayer? Thought it would be worth mentioning here with our many international commentors, but at some point in 2011 BBC appear to be planning to introducing a pay to watch iPlayer service for around the world. Wonder if this will including live streaming on the iPlayer for F1 fans?

    The funny part is that I have 3 BBC channels which I do pay for - Entertainment, Lifestyle and News. I can watch pretty much all the BBC shows here.

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 14:54

    The Williams shares seem to be trading OK - only down 0.5€ since trading began?

  • RubberGoat02/03/2011 at 15:05

    The Williams shares seem to be trading OK - only down 0.5€ since trading began?

    I say that because BBC were forecasting doom earlier...

  • Journeyer02/03/2011 at 15:33

    Good news. Jackie Stewart is apparently fine (yes I know I'm linking to Andrew Benson, but his source is Paul Stewart, so it should be true).

    Excellent.

    Good. Full quote here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9411842.stm

  • Journeyer02/03/2011 at 15:34

    'Sup, F1 dawgs? (I have a consultant from LA here and he really does speak like that....word.)

    Please tell me he does NOT go by the name Randy Jackson. :D

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 15:34

    i have no audio, but this looks like essential viewing:

    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2011/3/11788.html

  • James02/03/2011 at 15:37

    i have no audio, but this looks like essential viewing:

    Ahww.

  • James02/03/2011 at 15:38

    Ahww.

    not ahww at you not having audio, at the drivers messages ;)

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 15:38

    www.formula1.com/…2011/3/11788.html

    Darn it. I have audio but no audio is coming out of the video. That looks rather points worthy too.

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 15:39

    not ahww at you not having audio, at the drivers messages ;)

    i can't hear anything, but from the facial expressions i am already predicting a massive week for christine's rankings :)

    who's is the best?

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 15:39

    i have no audio, but this looks like essential viewing:

    www.formula1.com/…2011/3/11788.html

    in work, so can't even look

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 15:40

    Darn it. I have audio but no audio is coming out of the video. That looks rather points worthy too.

    oooh, i plugged a lead into your headphone socket last night...

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 15:40

    Heikki wants to go rallying in finland with him to look after him :)

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:40

    who's is the best?

    Heikki is good. Been talking to Kubica's manager etc about him

  • James02/03/2011 at 15:40

    who's is the best?

    Petrov.

    Worse is Schumacher.

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 15:40

    oooh, i plugged a lead into your headphone socket last night...

    I am not fiddling with all these wires. It'll wait.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:41

    Even Catherine gets a mention

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 15:41

    I am not fiddling with all these wires. It'll wait.

    just pull them out.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:41

    Heikki says if Bahrain is cancelled he will go and have lunch with him

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 15:41

    D'aww Rubens :D hehehehehehe. Cheeky.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:42

    Rubens has been bugging his manager for info to.

    Also suggested that Kubica should have asked the surgeon to take a bit out of his nose

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 15:42

    Heikki says if Bahrain is cancelled he will go and have lunch with him

    Guess he's already booked the table then ;)

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:43

    Vettel telling him not to lose all his money gambling in hospital and keep it so the F1 guys can win it

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 15:43

    Also suggested that Kubica should have asked the surgeon to take a bit out of his nose

    heheeheh!!

    awww, we need these transcribed in a post :)

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 15:43

    Michael struggling to even consider any emotion

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:44

    I can't type at Christine speed.

    Webber was just Webber

    Sergio and Kobayashi didn't say much and nether did Schumacher or Petrov.

    Petrov says if you need anything just call me.

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 15:44

    Vettel telling him not to lose all his money gambling in hospital and keep it so the F1 guys can win it

    According to Autosport, Tonio Liuzzi's asked Robert to come back soon... ...so that he can win his money back off him (I get the impression Robert's somewhat better at poker than Tonio).

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 15:45

    awww, we need these transcribed in a post :)

    That only works if it is embeddable.

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 15:45

    Michael struggling to even consider any emotion

    It's not often he demonstrates any in public, so that's no surprise.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:45

    Heidfeld suggesting that Kubica seeing him in his car will motivate him.

    Bruno also said if you need anything just call. Interesting the young guys are making those offers

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 15:45

    That only works if it is embeddable.

    course not. it's perfect for me, who has no audio.

    ...and also for when f1.com deletes it.

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 15:46

    jereremy ambrosia reminds me of brendon fraser.

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 15:46

    Bruno also said if you need anything just call. Interesting the young guys are making those offers

    A fair number of the older lot, already being good friends with Robert, probably have that assumption in place as an unwritten thing.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:46

    Paul di Resta said that the two of them were discussing rallying at the last test.

    Timo saying he hopes Kubica is back quick because he wants a chance to win back the money Robert won from him at poker last year

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 15:47

    jereremy ambrosia reminds me of brendon fraser.

    He doesn't take two hours to say what he thinks, does he?

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 15:47

    I swear buemi and jaime are actually brothers :D

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:47

    Liuzzi is going bald.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:47

    I swear buemi and jaime are actually brothers :D

    They are similar

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 15:48

    Liuzzi is going bald.

    Yup - it was thinning when he arrived in F1 but the changes over the last season have been dramatic. Who knew being involved in serial minor crashes was so stressful?

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:48

    Sutil seems very serious and genuine.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:50

    Alonso says Kubica is one of his best friends in F1. Maybe the only real friend he has amongst the drivers.

    He has always respected Kubica since he was racing karts and Kubica was racing in smaller classes.

    He is sure that Kubica will come back to racing.

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 15:50

    Liuzzi is going bald.

    rumour was, that's why fickle red bull dropped him.

  • James02/03/2011 at 15:50

    Hmm Massa wasn't in the video... that I saw anyway.

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 15:50

    Alonso says Kubica is one of his best friends in F1. Maybe the only real friend he has amongst the drivers.

    who knew?

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 15:51

    Hmm Massa wasn't in the video... that I saw anyway.

    Nope, no massa

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:51

    Lewis and Jenson doing a double act.

    Lewis says he is missed in the paddock. Lewis says Kubica makes his car as wide as possible and is difficult to overtake. Jenson says its called weaving and he is sure Kubica is enjoying the morphine.

    I need way more fingers if I need to type at this speed

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:52

    rumour was, that's why fickle red bull dropped him.

    I hadn't heard that.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:52

    Hmm Massa wasn't in the video... that I saw anyway.

    No Massa, Rosberg, Maldonado, Trulli. I guess they were not at testing

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 15:53

    I hadn't heard that.

    not the right image etc.. mind you, they employed berger at the time, so who knows.

  • Journeyer02/03/2011 at 15:53

    No Massa, Rosberg, Maldonado, Trulli. I guess they were not at testing

    Maldonado was there, but he didn't say a lot.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:54

    not the right image etc.. mind you, they employed berger at the time, so who knows.

    I guess it is different if you are one of the Red Bull athletes potraying the image they want

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:54

    Maldonado was there, but he didn't say a lot.

    I missed him while typing.

  • James02/03/2011 at 15:54

    ...and also for when f1.com deletes it.

    they also probably don't want anyone using it.

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 15:54

    Tennis fans:

    Serena Williams hospitalized for pulmonary emoblism

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20470190,00.html

    #nothere

  • Journeyer02/03/2011 at 15:56

    Alonso says Kubica is one of his best friends in F1. Maybe the only real friend he has amongst the drivers.

    Somewhere, Jarno Trulli is shedding a tear.

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 15:57

    Somewhere, Jarno Trulli is shedding a tear.

    On the plus side least he has wine to console him

  • Journeyer02/03/2011 at 15:57

    On the plus side least he has wine to console him

    :D

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 15:58

    Somewhere, Jarno Trulli is shedding a tear.

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 15:58

    Serena Williams hospitalized for pulmonary emoblism

    Oh no!

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 15:59

    Maldonado was there, but he didn't say a lot.

    He has visited Robert in hospital though - maybe he said everything he felt he needed to say there...

  • Journeyer02/03/2011 at 15:59

    Lewis and Jenson doing a double act.

    They'd make a good comedy pairing, no?

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 16:00

    They'd make a good comedy pairing, no?

    Jaime and Buemi are the comedy pairing of the paddock. Love them and their brotherness!!

    Lewis and Jenson... not so much...

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 16:00

    Alonso says Kubica is one of his best friends in F1. Maybe the only real friend he has amongst the drivers.

    Somewhere, Jarno Trulli is shedding a tear.

    Possibly - I thought they were real friends too :(

  • Journeyer02/03/2011 at 16:01

    Lewis and Jenson... not so much...

    You're just saying that because you'd rather see Jenson with Rubens. :P

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 16:01

    Awwww, Vitaly.

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 16:02

    Awwww, Vitaly.

    well, you've never said that before!

    :)

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 16:02

    You're just saying that because you'd rather see Jenson with Rubens. :P

    shhhhhhhhh :)

    No I like the chemistry between them, I just wouldn't say they're really funny. They probably have a better chemistry than Jenson did with Rubens in all honesty.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 16:02

    They'd make a good comedy pairing, no?

    I thought this was going to be the first time they were serious. Lewis started off serious but Jenson de-railed him

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 16:02

    Awwww, Vitaly.

    He looked really concerned, poor him. :(

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 16:03

    He looked really concerned, poor him. :(

    "I hope you know my number..."

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 16:05

    who knew?

    Aye - apparently Alonso and Kubica have been good friends for a good number of years, long before F1 anyway. Weren't they team mates at one point too?

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 16:06

    Aye - apparently Alonso and Kubica have been good friends for a good number of years, long before F1 anyway. Weren't they team mates at one point too?

    They were briefly both Renault testers back in 2002.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 16:06

    Aye - apparently Alonso and Kubica have been good friends for a good number of years, long before F1 anyway. Weren't they team mates at one point too?

    Not that I know off. Alonso was always a step or two ahead. I guess it's possible that they drove for the same team in different classes

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 16:16

    Late afternoon ping -->

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/03/02/raining-in-the-news/

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 16:24

    Okay, done. One video transcribed. It's not good enough for a post. Where do you want it?

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 16:25

    Okay, done. One video transcribed. It's not good enough for a post. Where do you want it?

    coool! but... in a post. why's it not good enough?

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 16:25

    coool! but... in a post. why's it not good enough?

    Bits I don't know what they say.

  • RG02/03/2011 at 16:25

    Okay, done. One video transcribed. It's not good enough for a post. Where do you want it?

    wiki?

    Hi people.

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 16:26

    Bits I don't know what they say.

    hehe. trulli wasn't in the video?

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 16:26

    Bits I don't know what they say.

    See if the rest of us can understand those bits

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 16:27

    hehe. trulli wasn't in the video?

    Hehehehe.

    Two of them mention someone called jackonelly, which is clearly not what they're saying, although that is a fabbo name.

    And Alonso says some stuff about moving on to another category to do with Spain, and I got lost.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 16:29

    Two of them mention someone called jackonelly, which is clearly not what they're saying, although that is a fabbo name.

    Giaconelli is Kubica's manager

    And Alonso says some stuff about moving on to another category to do with Spain, and I got lost.

    I remember him saying that when he was karting Kubica was in a lower category and he kept an eye on him as they moved from category to category because he won everything

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 16:30

    in my head, the post would ideally be:

    - simple description of video (in case it gets removed), and a link

    - some memorable quotes

    if you've transcribed the whole thing that's ace, put it at the bottom too. really i meant the best quotes should be transcribed and kept for posterity, rather than word-for-word. apologies, i just wanted to read em before i got home.

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 16:30

    Giaconelli is Kubica's manager

    Ohh. That must be the name. Although I thought his manager was Morelli? Cause Heikki says jackonelly and your manager.

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 16:31

    if you've transcribed the whole thing that's ace, put it at the bottom too. really i meant the best quotes should be transcribed and kept for posterity, rather than word-for-word. apologies, i just wanted to read em before i got home.

    Oh. I'll stand down.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 16:31

    Ohh. That must be the name. Although I thought his manager was Morelli? Cause Heikki says jackonelly and your manager.

    Dino Morelli is his manager. You are right. Maybe Giaconelli is his trainer or physio

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 16:32

    Oh. I'll stand down.

    After you transcribed nearly all of it?

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 16:32

    Oh. I'll stand down.

    boo. sorry, was a 3 minute job in my head. simple lines, wrap in quotes and publish. speedsportingblogging.

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 16:42

    Is tonight's apple thingy part of GDC or just a conference from apple themselbves?

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 16:44

    Is tonight's apple thingy part of GDC or just a conference from apple themselbves?

    cdg?

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 16:46

    cdg?

    big covention in america at the moment, seems to be a lot of big developers putting on conferences today and tomorrow and it just seemed odd apple has decided to put a conference in the middle of a convention but not part of it, or so I can tell..

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 16:46

    big covention in america at the moment, seems to be a lot of big developers putting on conferences today and tomorrow and it just seemed odd apple has decided to put a conference in the middle of a convention but not part of it, or so I can tell..

    oh. it's them on their own. probably the timing is deliberate though.

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 16:46

    Like I just noticed Nintendo have a conference at 5:30 GMT tonight yet Apple have the obvious one at 6pm. Seems a bit of a logistical nightmare for media journalists.

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 16:47

    Like I just noticed Nintendo have a conference at 5:30 GMT tonight yet Apple have the obvious one at 6pm. Seems a bit of a logistical nightmare for media journalists.

    yep, that'll be intentional. games news expected from apple today too.

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 16:50

    There we go, pingle: http://sidepodcast.com/post/formula-one-drivers-wish-kubica-a-speedy-recovery

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 16:51
  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 16:51

    There we go, pingle: sidepodcast.com/p…a-speedy-recovery

    Awesome job!

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 16:52

    On a completely unrelated note, Ireland are about to beat England in the cricket world cup!!

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 16:56

    Nice to see the Mail going OTT. Jackie Stewart's plane makes emergency landing......at the airport it was travelling to

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1362237/Jackie-Stewarts-plane-makes-emergency-landing-racing-legend-struck-chest-pains.html

  • Alex Andronov02/03/2011 at 17:09

    So did I read right that there was going to be some FBFB of the Apple event?

    http://yfrog.com/h7l7uxmj

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 17:13

    So did I read right that there was going to be some FBFB of the Apple event?

    http://factbytefactbox.com/live

  • Alex Andronov02/03/2011 at 17:14

    So did I read right that there was going to be some FBFB of the Apple event?

    http://factbytefactbox.com/live

    hurrah!

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 17:14

    So did I read right that there was going to be some FBFB of the Apple event?

    The FBFB seems to be on a quest to push the limits of my knowledge. NASCAR, space, now technology wotsits.

  • Alex Andronov02/03/2011 at 17:15

    The FBFB seems to be on a quest to push the limits of my knowledge. NASCAR, space, now technology wotsits.

    :) And songs that you don't know :)

    We'll help you out :)

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 17:15

    The FBFB seems to be on a quest to push the limits of my knowledge. NASCAR, space, now technology wotsits.

    I never liked them as crisps, i welcome the new direction

  • Alex Andronov02/03/2011 at 17:15

    Will there be a thread?

  • Alex Andronov02/03/2011 at 17:16

    I never liked them as crisps, i welcome the new direction

    :)

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 17:16

    Will there be a thread?

    Hmm, perhaps there should be.

  • Alex Andronov02/03/2011 at 17:17

    I never liked them as crisps, i welcome the new direction

    They decided to be technology wotsits,

    but at one point they had wavered on quavers.

  • Alex Andronov02/03/2011 at 17:17

    Hmm, perhaps there should be.

    I don't mind I just wondered about all of our responses to the FBFB

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 17:22

    Shortest post evah: http://sidepodcast.com/post/live-apple-ipad-2-keynote

  • Alex Andronov02/03/2011 at 17:23

    Shortest post evah: sidepodcast.com/p…le-ipad-2-keynote

    Good work Christine :)

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 17:24

    Good work Christine :)

    Looks better when the FBFB fills it afterwards. For now, it is the extent of me knowledge :)

  • Lukeh02/03/2011 at 17:26

    Hehe, they're talking about The Sims on the Nintendo conference. They reckoned when it was first thought up it would never sell...

    ...oops!

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 17:29

    Hehe, they're talking about The Sims on the Nintendo conference. They reckoned when it was first thought up it would never sell...

    :)

  • Pat W02/03/2011 at 17:29

    Evening

  • Pat W02/03/2011 at 17:30

    Hehe, they're talking about The Sims on the Nintendo conference. They reckoned when it was first thought up it would never sell...

    I thought that too when I first saw it. :) Couldn't understand why a people thing would be better than building a whole city. Still can't but then I've never played it. :)

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 17:33

    Pirelli clearly want to keep in with Bernie. They think artificial wet races are a good idea

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/89706

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 19:32

    Christine,

    Do you know your team's game is live on ITV1? Program is just starting.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 19:33

    #sidepodspace

    They are halfway through the second and final spacewalk of this mission. Picture quality is fabulous.

    http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts133/status.html

  • RG02/03/2011 at 19:34

    Do you know your team's game is live on ITV1? Program is just starting.

    I turned over and within 10 seconds I was annoyed by Chiles, Keith, Ian and Andy.

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 19:35

    Do you know your team's game is live on ITV1? Program is just starting.

    ahh, we're recording a show with manipe v.soon :(

    if you have any questions for him, please yell though. just trying to get out of apple mode, back into f1.

  • Pat W02/03/2011 at 19:37

    ahh, we're recording a show with manipe v.soon :(

    Don't mention the cricket, do mention the RTE F1 thing

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 19:37

    Don't mention the cricket, do mention the RTE F1 thing

    ooh, yes.

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 19:41

    Don't mention the cricket, do mention the RTE F1 thing

    hold on, ireland won though?

  • Pat W02/03/2011 at 19:48

    hold on, ireland won though?

    Exactly.

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 19:49

    Exactly.

    ah-ha.

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 20:08

    This spaceflight stuff is awesome! Thanks, Steven.

    http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts133/status.html

    #nothere

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 20:09

    This spaceflight stuff is awesome! Thanks, Steven.

    Glad you are enjoying it

    #nothere

    Or not enjoying then

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 20:11

    Or not enjoying then

    Enjoying it while I work :)

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 20:11

    Enjoying it while I work :)

    After you opened your blog up so everyone could see who you really are?

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 20:13

    After you opened your blog up so everyone could see who you really are?

    I don't understand...

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 20:15

    I don't understand...

    Now people could know that it is you who is skiving at work to play on the internet

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 20:16

    Now people could know that it is you who is skiving at work to play on the internet

    hehe

    Oh. No, the kids are gone. I'm doing work after school to prepare.

    Good point, though...I'll have to keep that stuff in mind... :)

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 20:18

    Oh. No, the kids are gone. I'm doing work after school to prepare.

    That's OK then.

    Good point, though...I'll have to keep that stuff in mind... :)

    I am sure anyone who knows you in the real world browsing this sie can figure out who you are anyway. How many female teachers in Connecticut with your football affiliations were in Prague recently? :D

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 20:29

    I am sure anyone who knows you in the real world browsing this sie can figure out who you are anyway. How many female teachers in Connecticut with your football affiliations were in Prague recently? :D

    doh! hehe

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 20:30

    doh! hehe

    It can be very hard to be anonymous on the internet.

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 20:32

    It can be very hard to be anonymous on the internet.

    Yeah, I did think of that ahead of time. My life is actually quite lame and there's nothing I do that anyone would care much about. It's okay. :)

  • Kai02/03/2011 at 20:35

    Gotta run, catch you later.

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 20:35

    Yeah, I did think of that ahead of time. My life is actually quite lame and there's nothing I do that anyone would care much about. It's okay. :)

    That's OK then

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 20:35

    Gotta run, catch you later.

    Have fun

  • Pat W02/03/2011 at 21:07

    News from Jake on Twitter

    This time tomorrow I'll be live on BBC Radio Five Live with a special F1 season preview show. LOTS of exciting guests and fun chat from 8pm!

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 21:17

    Evening folks

  • Bridget02/03/2011 at 21:18

    Out of curiosity I was googling. From the looks of this picture, those Senna genes are strong!

    http://www.aeitaonline.com.br/wiki/index.php?title=Fl%C3%A1vio_Pereira_Lalli

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 22:05

    had a brilliant chat with mainpe, should be great show. ready for release this time tomorrow i would guess.

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 22:06

    This time tomorrow I'll be live on BBC Radio Five Live with a special F1 season preview show. LOTS of exciting guests and fun chat from 8pm!

    we're ready: http://factbytefactbox.com/live

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 22:06

    had a brilliant chat with mainpe, should be great show. ready for release this time tomorrow i would guess.

    Look forward to that

  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 22:06
  • Steven Roy02/03/2011 at 22:08

    #sidepodspace

    The second and final spacewalk of the shuttle mission has been completed successfully.

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 22:08

    we're ready: http://factbytefactbox.com/live

    Good grief.

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 22:09

    After a bit of a hiatus...

    {Blog-Post} (March 2011) Easy Music for Difficult Ears Spotify Playlist http://tinyurl.com/5rnfzyr

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 22:09

    had a brilliant chat with mainpe,

    I was talking to Manipe, dunno who you were on the line with ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman02/03/2011 at 22:09

    Good grief.

    seconded

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 22:09

    I was talking to Manipe, dunno who you were on the line with ;)

    oh, oops.

  • RG02/03/2011 at 22:10

    we're ready: http://factbytefactbox.com/live

    is there anything you wont fbfb?

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 22:10

    seconded

    we is on a roll. i say 'we', i didn't have to redecorate the studio.

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 22:10

    is there anything you wont fbfb?

    non-live stuff.

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 22:20

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/the-senna-movie-they-nailed-it

  • Mr C02/03/2011 at 22:40

    sutton have picked some nice pictures from testing: http://suttonimages.wordpress.com/2011/03/02/the-best-of-the-tests/

    love the one of rob and massa.

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 22:41

    love the one of rob and massa.

    Rob!

    Also, this is interesting: A lot of teams have employed old tyre technicians from Bridgestone to help them understand the new rubber and any extra information they can get is incredibly valuable.

  • Christine02/03/2011 at 23:07

    So, anyone around who feels like writing a daily? Poor Mr Giggles isn't feeling well.

  • Alianora La Canta02/03/2011 at 23:08

    Hello! Just come back from Italian class (and having tea). Had two very easy assessments - only 4 left to go :)

  • Christine03/03/2011 at 00:02

    Daily ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-3rd-march-2011